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Americans hold prayer services
Bush proclaims national day of remembrance
September 14, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 12:04 a.m.) With somber prayers and patriotic hymns, the nation paused for a day of remembrance Friday, led by President Bush and four former presidents who worshipped together at the National Cathedral in Washington.
Bush calls reservists to active duty
President: America to meet its ‘responsibility to history’
September 14, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 12:03 a.m.)President Bush assured a country wounded by terrorism on Friday that America would meet its “responsibility to history” and “rid the world of evil.” He approved the call-up of thousands of reservists, and Congress posted a $40 billion down payment to rebuild and retaliate.
Black boxes’ found in Pentagon wreckage
Flight data, cockpit voice recorders to help investigators
September 14, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 12:03 a.m.) Searchers on Friday found the flight data and cockpit voice recorders from the hijacked plane that flew into the Pentagon and exploded three days earlier, Department of Defense officials said.
Rescuers hampered by heavy rains
Bush visits to boost morale
September 14, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 12:02 a.m.) Mud-spattered rescue crews, chanting “USA! USA!,” got a morale-boosting visit Friday from President Bush as they searched in vain for signs of life in the ruins of the World Trade Center.
Baker socer
September 14, 2001
College Results COLUMBIA COLLEGE 2, BAKER 0
City track results
September 14, 2001
City Results MASS. STREET MILE
9-15 Weeks services
September 14, 2001
Weeks services Oskaloosa — Services for Crystal Gaye Weeks, 15, Oskaloosa, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Oskaloosa High School Gymnasium. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton.
SIDEBAR _ KCI airline status report
September 14, 2001
Kansas City International Airport on Thursday released the following information on airlines using its terminals: l Air Canada on Thursday began phasing in about 10 percent of its normal schedule. Additional flights will be added over the next few days.
County doubtful about proposal
September 14, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Douglas County commissioners seemed skeptical Wednesday of proposed regulations to restrict floodplain development.
Friday datebook
September 14, 2001
TODAY Canceled: Douglas County Family & Community Education program “End of Life: Kansans Deserve Excellent Care.”
Scottish couple married in Lawrence
September 14, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com At least one Lawrence funeral has been cancelled because the air travel ban delayed return of the body.
No increase in military recruiting
September 14, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com Terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon may have caused lines to form this week at blood centers, but that did not happen at area military recruiting and ROTC offices.
s close
September 14, 2001
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.60; corn, $1.89; milo, $1.87; soybeans, $4.69. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.63; corn, $1.89; milo, $1.87; soybeans, $4.67. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.63; corn, $1.89; milo, $1.87; soybeans, $4.69. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.91; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.69. Pauline Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.93; milo, $1.92; soybeans, $4.69.
Vigils and cancelations
September 14, 2001
Trinity Episcopal Church’s Chapel of the Holy Trinity, 1027 Vt., will be open for personal prayer from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. The church will hold a community prayer service at noon. l
9-14 Are you going to observe tomorrow by hanging a flag…?
September 14, 2001
Are you going to observe today by hanging a flag or praying?
Mail still moving, postmaster says
September 14, 2001
J-W Staff Reports The U.S. Postal Service has slowed in the aftermath of hijacking attacks on America, Lawrence’s postmaster said Thursday, but not as much as might be expected.
Blood drive has new urgency ––— Police, fire departments stage collection drive Saturday
September 14, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com This week’s terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., put a new perspective on the law enforcement and fire services blood drive set for Saturday.
FSHS-SM South stats
September 14, 2001
TEAM STATISTICS FS SMS
Baldwin pumped for G-E tilt
September 14, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Two weeks into the high school football season and already it’s showdown time in the Frontier League.
Updated/Girl dies from injuries
September 14, 2001
Oskaloosa 15-year-old dies of injuries from car wreckAn Oskaloosa girl died Wednesday at a Topeka hospital, where she was taken after a one-car accident Tuesday in Jefferson County.
Area football capsules
September 14, 2001
Basehor-Linwood (0-2 overall, 0-0 KVL) at DeSoto (1-1, 1-1) Kickoff: 7 p.m.
s close
September 14, 2001
Dow Industrials xxxx
Sidebar Lawrence residents fly their flags
September 14, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Like many other Lawrence residents, Darcie Nachbar put up an American flag up at her home Thursday — the Kappa Delta sorority house at Kansas University.
Attack prompts Cap Fed to extend tender offer
September 14, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com MORE: www.capfed.com
Prep cross country meet called
September 14, 2001
J-W Staff Report The scheduled invitational cross country meet at Rim Rock Farm outside of Lawrence appears to be the only city high school event canceled this weekend in the aftershock of the terrorist attacks on the United States.
Friday Woodling column
September 14, 2001
Scrap it. Don’t play it. Forget it. A Kansas-Wyoming football game after the end of the regular season would be like a ventriloquist following Elvis, a horse after the cart or an asparagus aperitif. In other words, the worst Kansas University football anti-climax of the 21st Century.
Parents
September 14, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Several Lawrence families with Middle East ties have pulled their children from Hillcrest School in the aftermath of terrorist attacks on the East Coast, Supt. Randy Weseman said Thursday.
BRIEF - Peltier defense committee adds board members
September 14, 2001
Peltier committee adds board members
Feelings shared
September 14, 2001
Lawmakers displeased with goals of higher education grant use
September 14, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Lawmakers said Thursday they were not impressed with goals set out by Kansas higher education officials that will be used to decide how $13.9 million in grants are spent.
Steadfast spirituality
Americans turn to prayer in wake of terrorist attacks
September 14, 2001
Christians, Muslims, Jews and people of diverse faiths and spiritual backgrounds are reacting to America’s worst terrorist attack with an outpouring of prayer and worship, often spontaneously. From candlelight vigils on the steps of the U.S. Capitol where members of Congress launched into a rendition of “God Bless America” to vigil services in Lawrence to petitions for prayer that replaced “Go Vols” billboards in Knoxville, Tenn., Americans are seeking spiritual help.
Backlash against American Muslims would be wrong
September 14, 2001
The trigger-finger reaction many people may have after Tuesday’s horrific events is to blame the Muslims. Who else but Islamic terrorists would bank a jetliner into one of the twin towers of the World Trade Center and then strike the other with a second plane? Who else would be steeled to face imminent death in the belief that martyrdom leads directly to Paradise?
Daughter’s slaying inspires man to counsel death row inmates
September 14, 2001
The heavy iron bars clang open, and 80-year-old Paul Stevens strolls calmly into the midst of Kentucky’s condemned killers. Word of his arrival spreads quickly among the death-row prisoners, who mingle in an exercise area that surrounds their cramped cells.
High Holy Days get an update
September 14, 2001
To repent for their misdeeds each year, Jews pray and fast. Now, some will also watch the movie “Groundhog Day.” The Bill Murray film, about a scoundrel forced to repeat the same day until he reforms, is among several modern tools rabbis throughout the United States are using to guide their congregations through the High Holy Days, which start Monday at sundown.
Religion briefs
September 14, 2001
Alpha group meets at Mustard Seed Unitarian program features speaker K.C. center holds weekend retreat Programs begin at First Presbyterian Breakfast, sessions planned at St. John’s Praise Temple slates tent revival
Condolences abroad
September 14, 2001
National choice
September 14, 2001
Heavy heart
September 14, 2001
Just wait
September 14, 2001
Away from ground zero, Manhattan seeks recovery
September 14, 2001
Like a patient struggling to his feet after surgery, New York City took a few steps toward recovery Thursday while recognizing that life will never be the same.
Europe weighs freedom against security
September 14, 2001
Sickened by terror no one imagined, free societies are suddenly wondering if they can afford their easygoing new world, with its open borders and liberties based on mutual trust.
U.S. groups will monitor civil liberties
September 14, 2001
Civil libertarians are girding for a backlash that could limit individual freedoms as a result of this week’s terrorist attacks.
NATO allies’ support wavers slightly
September 14, 2001
America’s allies have promised to help find and punish those who perpetrated this week’s terrorist attacks in the United States. But as pressure mounts for some form of military retribution, there were cracks already forming Thursday in the avowed united front against terrorism.
K-State graduate prepares to take helm of military
September 14, 2001
As the U.S. military responds to terrorist attacks on its nerve center at the Pentagon and on the World Trade Center, an Air Force general from Kansas City, Mo., is preparing to take the helm.
Allen: Games needed to be postponed
September 14, 2001
By Robert Sinclair A day after Kansas University’s football players were told their game against Wyoming would be played, the Jayhawks were jolted by the news Thursday that this weekend’s events had been scrapped.
Why oh why play Wyoming?
Rescheduling game makes little sense
September 14, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Scrap it. Don’t play it. Forget it. A Kansas-Wyoming football game after the end of the regular season would be like a ventriloquist following Elvis, a horse after the cart or an asparagus aperitif.
State briefs
September 14, 2001
Refinery, unions agree on contract Teen pleads guilty to sister’s death City trail to celebrate Lewis and Clark
Firebirds suffer another heartbreaker - Shawnee Mission South 28, Free state 20
September 14, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High’s downer of a football season dropped a notch Thursday night. For the third straight week, the Firebirds had a chance to win in the fourth quarter but had their final possession end with an interception as Shawnee Mission South held on for a 28-20 Sunflower League win over Free State at SM South District Stadium.
Ryder Cup may be canceled
Terrorist attacks put biennial golf event in question
September 14, 2001
The Ryder Cup is still on at least for now. This week’s terrorist attacks have put the biennial golf event in doubt, with U.S. players expressing fears about flying to Britain for the Sept. 28-30 match at The Belfry.
Investigation dragnet widens
Two black boxes located; international agencies check leads
September 14, 2001
U.S. investigators pressed Thursday to identify terrorist collaborators who may still be in a position to strike more Americans, and agents located critical “black boxes” from two of Tuesday’s hijacked planes. Four U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press that authorities are investigating the possibility that some terrorists involved with Tuesday’s plots are still at large.
Military experts assess risks of retaliation
September 14, 2001
As the Bush administration began weighing strikes against terrorist havens in Afghanistan, defense officials and military experts said Thursday that major operations in the rugged terrain could require months of preparation and would probably entail U.S. casualties. Because of a primitive infrastructure and the hostility of many Afghanis, a major ground campaign would require a lead time long enough to allow several divisions of troops and their supplies to reach the region, experts predicted.
Blood drive needs donors
Police, fire departments stage annual collection Saturday
September 14, 2001
By Mike Belt This week’s terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., put a new perspective on the law enforcement and fire services blood drive set for Saturday. “Even before that, there was a shortage of blood,” Douglas County Sheriff Rick Trapp said. “This takes on a new importance.”
U.S. mail moves steadily
September 14, 2001
The U.S. Postal Service has slowed in the aftermath of hijacking attacks on America, Lawrence’s postmaster said Thursday, but not as much as might be expected.
Manhunt targets Texas escapee
September 14, 2001
The FBI issued a nationwide alert Thursday for a convicted killer who remained at large for a second day after escaping from a Texas prison through a hole he widened around a ceiling light fixture.
Teen pleads guilty in school shooting
September 14, 2001
A student who shot and wounded five people at a high school pleaded guilty to attempted murder Thursday in a plea agreement in which he will be sentenced to at least 24 years in prison.
Getting back to business
Bond markets open; stock markets to reopen Monday
September 14, 2001
The nation’s stock markets plan to resume trading Monday, ending a four-day shutdown following the destruction of the World Trade Center, officials said Thursday. Stock market officials, who made their decision after meeting with representatives of the city, investment firms and local utilities, said they would test market systems Saturday. If the test goes well, trading would resume at 8:30 a.m. CDT Monday.
Global economy gets lift from Fed
Bush administration urges confidence in banking system
September 14, 2001
The Federal Reserve announced Thursday that $50 billion would be made available to European banks to help them meet emergency withdrawal needs, while the Bush administration proclaimed prospects remained bright for an economic rebound. Trying to bolster confidence in the wake of the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history, Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill insisted that the adverse economic impact likely would be short-lived as transportation gets back to normal with the resumption of airline flights.
Attack prompts Cap Fed to extend tender offer
September 14, 2001
By Mark Fagan The parent company of Capitol Federal Savings announced Thursday that this week’s terrorist attack on New York had forced the indefinite extension of a stock tender offer. Capitol Federal Financial had intended to accept offers of shares up until 5 p.m. Tuesday, but now officials are urging shareholders not to mail information to New York for processing.
Terror’s toll: 5,000
Hopes dim for the thousands missing in ruins
September 14, 2001
The gruesome search through the graveyard of the World Trade Center yielded no survivors as the death toll mounted Thursday, and hopes dimmed for more than 4,700 missing souls. President Bush promised to visit New York to “hug and cry” with its shaken citizens. Two days after the trade center was hit and destroyed by two hijacked passenger planes, swirling dust kept visibility limited and sanitation trucks waged a losing fight against the residue of the blast. Hundreds of family members searched for any sign of their loved ones.
Ottawan mourns death of sister, niece
September 14, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Susie Rowland says she can’t stand to watch her television when it shows the Boeing 767s slam into the World Trade Center. Like most Americans, she was devastated when she turned on the television Tuesday morning to see a gaping, smoking hole in one of the center’s towers. Two hours later, the disaster hit home harder when she learned her sister and niece were aboard one of the jets that terrorists used as a guided missile.
Humane groups put focus on abandoned pets
September 14, 2001
Humane organizations in New York and New Jersey and around the country are calling attention to another victim of the disaster: the abandoned or displaced pets of owners who were evacuated, hospitalized, or may never come home.
SM East tops Firebirds
Teams begin healing process
September 14, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Two teams walked off Free State High’s soccer field Thursday night: Free State, with players wearing grass stains and dejected looks as the Firebirds lost 2-1, and Shawnee Mission East, whose players laughed and smiled as they picked up their fifth win of the season.
Baker football still on for Saturday night
September 14, 2001
Baker University’s football game Saturday against Culver-Stockton at BU’s Liston Stadium will be played as scheduled. “We’re going to play,” Baker spokesman John Fuller said. “Ultimately, what our conference said is, we can go ahead and play at the discretion of the schools. Ultimately, it was the (school) president’s decision, with a recommendation from the athletics director.”
Lion volleyball goes 1-2
September 14, 2001
Lawrence High’s volleyball team went 1-2 at a quadrangular Thursday at Shawnee Mission West. The Lions defeated DeSoto, 15-6, 15-10, after falling to SM North, 15-8, 15-6, and SM West, 15-10, 15-9.
FSHS volleyball wins once
September 14, 2001
Free State High’s volleyball team went 1-2 at Thursday’s Olathe South quadrangular. The Firebirds defeated Shawnee Mission East 9-15, 15-7, 15-13 after losing to Gardner 15-8, 15-6 and Olathe South 15-11, 7-15, 5-15.
Congressional leaders agree on $40 billion package
September 14, 2001
White House officials and congressional leaders agreed early today to final details of a $40 billion package to combat terrorism and recover from attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
SM Northwest trips LHS in soccer, 6-3
September 14, 2001
Lawrence High’s soccer team lost to SM Northwest, 6-3, on Thursday. Joey Kelly had two goals and Jamie Peterson one for the Lions. Kelly and Peterson had an assist apiece.
Doctors repeat success with artificial heart
September 14, 2001
Doctors have followed up the success of the world’s first self-contained artificial heart transplant by implanting such a device in a 70-year-old former tire dealer who was resting comfortably after the procedure.
Study: Homicide shortens blacks’ life expectancy
September 14, 2001
Life expectancy is about six years shorter for blacks than whites, and homicide is a leading contributor to the racial gap, a government study said Thursday.
Amtrak train crashes, catches fire
September 14, 2001
An Amtrak train carrying stranded airline passengers and others to California on Thursday crashed into a freight train, derailed and caught fire in the western Utah desert. There were no serious injuries.
Baldwin pumped for showdown
Bulldogs, Gardner-Edgerton will enter with 2-0 records
September 14, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Two weeks into the high school football season and already it’s showdown time in the Frontier League. Baldwin and Gardner-Edgerton, both 2-0, will tangle at 7 tonight in Gardner. “We’ll find out how good we are, for sure,” Baldwin coach Mike Berg said.
Athletes of the week
September 14, 2001
City puts patriotism on display
September 14, 2001
By Joel Mathis From Massachusetts Street to cyberspace, Lawrence residents Thursday were exhibiting their patriotism and tolerance after Tuesday’s terrorist attacks on America. Angie Conrad put a sign in the window of her downtown shop, My Father’s Daughter. A Kansas University student flew the stars and stripes at her sorority. Tony Johnson, a KU employee, created a patriotic Internet banner and asked people to post it on their Web sites.
Fear prompts parents to keep children home from school
No harassing incidents have occurred, but families with Middle East ties say they’re uncomfortable
September 14, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Several Lawrence families with Middle East ties have pulled their children from Hillcrest School in the aftermath of terrorist attacks on the East Coast, Supt. Randy Weseman said Thursday. Weseman said the children hadn’t been harassed at school, but their parents felt it was safer to keep them at home indefinitely.
On the record
September 14, 2001
Helen E. Lauber
September 14, 2001
Arthur C. Grosdidier
September 14, 2001
Jan M. Fulkerson
September 14, 2001
Robert W. Riner
September 14, 2001
Roberts services
September 14, 2001
Attack delays funeral, but not weddings
Airline situation causes postponement
September 14, 2001
By Joy Ludwig At least one Lawrence funeral has been cancelled because the air travel ban delayed return of the body.
6News report: Children need questions answered
September 14, 2001
Josh Garber reports on ways to answer children’s questions about Tuesdays attacks.
Community memorials, canceled events listed
September 14, 2001
Kansas University and the City of Lawrence are coordinating an interdenominational prayer service at noon today in the Lied Center. Classes at KU will be canceled between 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Military recruiters encounter status quo
September 14, 2001
By Mike Belt Terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon may have caused lines to form this week at blood centers, but that did not happen at area military recruiting and ROTC offices.
Bomb threat delays City Hall service
September 14, 2001
A memorial prayer service to honor the victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attacks was postponed Thursday after a bomb threat was received at Kansas City Hall. City Hall was evacuated after the bomb threat came in, and the service was set for next week.
Diverted flights resume from Kansas airports
Stranded Israelis visit zoo in Wichita, learn country line dancing at local bar
September 14, 2001
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport and Garden City Regional Airport resumed flights Thursday as stranded passengers finally got airborne. Mid-Continent sent its first diverted planes off Thursday.
6News report: Flags selling fast
September 14, 2001
Kim Hall reports on the high sales of flags and other patriotic symbols across America.
County doubtful about proposal
September 14, 2001
By Joel Mathis Douglas County commissioners seemed skeptical Wednesday of proposed regulations to restrict floodplain development.
Peltier committee adds board members
September 14, 2001
State Fair stays open; mood is dampened
September 14, 2001
Despite the somber mood at the Kansas State Fair, general manager Bill Ogg said he’s happy with the decision to stay open.
6Sports report: Firebirds fall against Shawnee Mission South
September 14, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Freestate Firebirds loss against the Shawnee Mission South Raiders.
6News report: Congressional leaders to visit weapons plants
September 14, 2001
Josh Garber reports on the still closed U.S. Stock Markets, and plans by congressional leaders to visit the nations nuclear weapons plants
6News report: Rescue efforts continue
September 14, 2001
Josh Garber reports on the continuing rescue efforts at the World Trade Center.
6News report: Bomb scare at Capitol
September 14, 2001
Josh Garber reports on the approved $40 billion for rescue and clean up efforts in New York.
6News report: No over seas flights allowed in
September 14, 2001
Josh Garber reports on the limited number of flights allowed by FAA.
6News report: New FAA regulations to affect major commercial airports
September 14, 2001
Josh Garber reports on new FAA safety regulations and how they will affect the Lawrence airport.
6News report: Americans being targeted by other Americans
September 14, 2001
Tina Terry reports on the scapegoating towards Muslims and Middle East Americans.
6News report: Vigil brings all religions together
September 14, 2001
Kim Hall reports on a candlelight vigil that took place Thursday evening on Campeneille Hill.
6News report: First of the black box’s found
September 14, 2001
Josh Garber reports on the discovery of the black box from the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania.
6News report: Lawrence shows its patriotism
September 14, 2001
Local Briefs
September 14, 2001
Free State’s Wang wins three matches
6News report: Hemenway urges students, staff to talk about attacks in class
September 14, 2001
Kim Hall reports on Thursdays convocation at Budig Hall.
6Sports report: KU - Wyoming game postponed again
September 14, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Thursday’s decision by the Big 12 to cancel all athletic events through Sunday.
Crystal Weeks
September 14, 2001
Identification a daunting challenge
September 14, 2001
As experts prepare to identify what could be thousands of bodies from the rubble of the World Trade Center, relatives of the missing are sadly filling out a seven-page form that asks for heartbreaking personal details.
Aboard planes, death did not discriminate
September 14, 2001
The co-creator of “Frasier,” the widow of actor Tony Perkins, the wife of the nation’s top legal officer and a man who had flown across the U.S. to retrieve his family’s dog were among the victims killed in Tuesday’s devastating attacks against the United States, officials said.
9-15 Betty Elaine Palmore obit
September 14, 2001
Betty Elaine Palmore Topeka — Services for Betty Elaine Palmore, 68, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker-Price Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be in Hoyt Cemetery, Hoyt.
Airport regulations breakout
September 14, 2001
New airport rules Changes in airport security procedures include:
Jane Flessing
September 14, 2001
Spirituality
September 14, 2001
Promise Keepers come to KC New Unitarian Universalist president aims for growth New pastor joins Assembly of God in Williamstown
Daily ticker
September 14, 2001
Justice’ is not enough
September 14, 2001
J-W Editorials We’re at war again, and bringing criminals into courtrooms for showy trials is not the kind of victory we need. Americans who saw devastated portions of England and the European continent after World War II often remarked about the innumerable flattened sites where “nothing was more than one brick high.”
Crop prices rise slightly as commodity trading begins
September 14, 2001
In the first day of trading after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, commodity markets made a strong showing Thursday with crop prices up slightly.
Bin Laden reportedly on the move
September 14, 2001
Osama bin Laden moved to a new hiding place within minutes of the terrorist onslaught in the United States, refusing to tell anyone where he was going or where he had been when the attacks occurred, sources in Pakistan’s intelligence service said Thursday.
Suicide a death better than fate’s
September 14, 2001
A couple stepped out in tandem, holding hands. One man went headfirst, captured freeze-frame on film, arms loosely at his side, one leg akimbo in a graceful pass.
Poor nations love to hate U.S.
America’s appeal threatens countries that have nothing better to offer
September 14, 2001
The late Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar, one of the most violent terrorists of modern times, put it succinctly.
6News report: Commercial traffic from Canada slowed by security measures
September 14, 2001
Josh Garber reports on the heightened security at the Canada - U.S. border.
9-14 Jane Flessing Obit
September 14, 2001
Jane Flessing Services for Jane Flessing, 80, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Lawmakers displeased with how higher education will spend grants
September 14, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Lawmakers said Thursday they were not impressed with goals set out by Kansas higher education officials that will be used to decide how $13.9 million in grants are spent.
Allen The games needed to be canceled
September 14, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com A day after Kansas University’s football players were told their game against Wyoming would be played, the Jayhawks were jolted by the news Thursday that this weekend’s events had been scrapped.
Lawrencians show pride, tolerance in attack aftermath
September 14, 2001
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Court hears landowner’s case about property near Speedway
September 14, 2001
For Robert Creason, the 31.5 acres he owned in Wyandotte County were as close to Nirvana as he could get.
Ballard to have MRI on knee
Cote postpones recruiting visit because of travel concerns
September 14, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas University’s basketball players have had their share of bumps and bruises during pick-up games the past week. Here’s a quickie injury update a month before the start of the season.
Briefly
September 14, 2001
Reservist call-up planned Speedy trials suspended NYC primary rescheduled Claims on insurance could reach $40 billion
Major airlines take off again
Security measures increased; suspicious attempt at breach thwarted in N.Y.
September 14, 2001
The first few jetliners returned to the nation’s skies Thursday, but several major airports remained closed and others opened only briefly. The few nervous passengers who did travel faced strict new security measures following the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
Victims of terror
September 14, 2001
Here is a partial list of those killed in Tuesday’s terrorist attacks, according to family members, friends, co-workers and law enforcement.
Erazmus services
September 14, 2001
Blotter
September 14, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Horoscopes
September 14, 2001
9-15 Appreciation Day honors military at Kansas State Fair
September 14, 2001
Appreciation Day honors military at Kansas State Fair Gov. Bill Graves declared Sunday as Military Appreciation Day at the Kansas State Fair, Hutchinson.
Soccer story andy
September 14, 2001
Two teams walked off Free State High’s soccer field Thursday night: Free State, with players wearing grass stains and dejected looks as the Firebirds lost 2-1, and Shawnee Mission East, whose players laughed and smiled as they picked up their fifth win of the season. It seemed like just another game.
SLT e-mail soundoff
September 14, 2001
How can I express my opinion on the South Lawrence Trafficway without going to any of the meetings? Is there an e-mail address? Yes, you can send e-mail to Scott Russell, a spokesman for HNTB, a Kansas City, Mo., engineering firm, at SRussell@hntb.com.
Aboard planes, death did not discriminate
September 14, 2001
The co-creator of “Frasier,” the widow of actor Tony Perkins, the wife of the nation’s top legal officer and a man who had flown across the U.S. to retrieve his family’s dog were among the victims killed in Tuesday’s devastating attacks against the United States, officials said. As news about the identities of some of the dead began surfacing, the tragedy the United States was still trying to absorb began taking on a more human face.
LHS volley
September 14, 2001
J-W Staff Report Overland Park — Lawrence High’s volleyball team went 1-2 at a quadrangular Thursday at Shawnee Mission West.
Ottawan mourns death of sister, niece
September 14, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Ottawa — Susie Rowland says she can’t stand to watch her television when it shows the Boeing 767s slam into the World Trade Center.
Business briefcase for Friday
September 14, 2001
AIRLINES Credit rating agency
Business briefcase for Friday
September 14, 2001
AIRLINES Credit rating agency
Woman shouldn’t lie to cover sister’s plans for sleepovers
September 14, 2001
Their crime was simply being Americans
September 14, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald No humor column today. I don’t want to write it, and you don’t want to read it. No words of wisdom, either. I wish I were wise enough to say something that would help make sense of this horror, something that would help ease the unimaginable pain of the victims’ loved ones, but I’m not that wise.
Sports can wait
Colleges, pros call off weekend contests
September 14, 2001
Professional and major college sports will shut down this weekend, following the lead of the NFL that said America needed time to mourn and reflect on this week’s “horrific acts of terrorism.” Major league baseball, several auto racing circuits, college football conferences and Major League Soccer all canceled competition.
Big 12, Jayhawks put games on hold
Conference follows NFL’s lead
September 14, 2001
By Chuck Woodling On Wednesday, the Kansas-Wyoming football game was a go. On Thursday, the Kansas-Wyoming football game was a no. It was a Big 12 Conference decision. League officials voted over the Thursday post-noon hour to postpone all athletics competition through Sunday in wake of the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.
Durbin: ‘Now is time for mourning’
Royals agree with decision to call off weekend baseball games
September 14, 2001
Chad Durbin would have been almost embarrassed if baseball had tried to play games this weekend. “It just doesn’t feel like it’s time to play baseball yet,” said the Kansas City Royals pitcher. “Right now is a time of mourning. It just doesn’t seem like a good time to play any game in any sport. It’s too close to what happened.”
Vermeil won’t live in fear
Kansas City Chiefs coach says he won’t let terrorists affect him
September 14, 2001
Dick Vermeil vows never to let terrorists cause him to be afraid to get on an airplane. “I’m not going to let people like that make me be concerned with how I’m going to live the rest of my life,” the Kansas City Chiefs coach said Thursday, his jaw tightening. “I’m not going to do it.”
Briefcase
September 14, 2001
Credit rating agency questions ability Dot-coms offer space for attack victims Central Bank holds interest rates steady Seaboard checks into animal abuse case
Utah family wins damages in gun lawsuit against Kmart
September 14, 2001
Jurors began deliberating Thursday whether Kmart must pay punitive damages in the death of a 19-year-old paranoid schizophrenic who bought a shotgun from the retailer.
KCI Airport resumes flights
Until airlines up to speed, travelers asked to confirm itinerary, arrive two hours early
September 14, 2001
By Dave Ranney Federal aviation officials lifted the ban on commercial and private air travel Thursday, clearing the runway for flights in and out of Kansas City International Airport. Six of the major airlines with operations at KCI were open for business by Thursday afternoon. Two more are expected to resume operations today.
Lawrence briefs
September 14, 2001
Apartment complex cleared after fireworks shot off Sister city’s mayor extends sympathies to Lawrence Accidental Gas line rupture causes evacuation Thursday KU professor wins award for John Wesley Powell book
Coulter services
September 14, 2001
LHS to meet 2-0 Olathe East
September 14, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Lawrence High could be without its No. 1 running back tonight for a key Sunflower League football game against Olathe East at Olathe District Activities Center. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
Baker to play C-S Saturday
September 14, 2001
J-W Staff Report Baker University’s football game Saturday against Culver-Stockton at BU’s Liston Stadium will be played as scheduled.
High School soccer
September 14, 2001
J-W Staff Report Overland Park — Lawrence High’s soccer team lost to SM Northwest, 6-3, on Thursday. Joey Kelly had two goals and Jamie Peterson one for the Lions. Kelly and Peterson had an assist apiece.
KU cancels Wyoming game
September 14, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com On Wednesday, the Kansas-Wyoming football game was a go.
After panic comes uncertainty
September 14, 2001
By Carl P. Leubsdorf Washington bureau chief of the Dallas Morning News I heard the devastating news from New York City in a phone call from my deputy, Kathy Lewis. We discussed how to deploy our staff, and then it hit me. My wife, Susan Page, was on a plane to New York, due to arrive over the nation’s largest city about the time the second of the two planes slammed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center.
Hope keeps searches alive
September 14, 2001
The faces of the missing were plastered all over the city Thursday.
Evil must be opposed
September 14, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Something else died on Tuesday, in addition to thousands of innocent people. It was the doctrine of moral equivalency - the idea that people everywhere are just like us, or can be made so by meeting their demands.
Many turn to Internet to reach loved ones
September 14, 2001
By the time Kia Williams escaped the World Trade Center area and made it back to her Newark, N.J., apartment, she was a wanted woman.
Player reps supported postponements
Overwhelming sentiment’ was to not play football games on Sunday
September 14, 2001
Once the other players heard the hurt and passion in the voices of their New York brethren, they knew what decision must be made: no NFL games this weekend. A conference call Wednesday night with all 31 team representatives led the NFL Players Association to strongly ask the league to call off Week 2 of the season.
Lions might need to fill void tonight
September 14, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High could be without its No. 1 running back tonight for a key Sunflower League football game against Olathe East at Olathe District Activities Center. Kickoff is 7 p.m. Brandon McAnderson, a 6-foot, 202-pound senior fullback and linebacker, won’t start tonight because of a sore hip flexor and he might not play at all, LHS coach Dirk Wedd said.
Tables turn for volunteer who celebrates her birthday
September 14, 2001
By Mindie Paget A Lawrence girl who has been throwing birthday parties for the city’s homeless blew out candles on her own birthday cake Thursday evening. Emily Lamb has been organizing monthly celebrations at the Community Drop In Center since April. Thursday night’s festivities, which drew more than 75 people, marked the biggest party yet.
Local briefs
September 14, 2001
Fatality: Oskaloosa 15-year-old dies An Oskaloosa girl died Wednesday at a Topeka hospital, where she was taken after a one-car accident Tuesday in Jefferson County. Services for Crystal Weeks, 15, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Oskaloosa Middle School, where she was a student. Crystal was the driver of a 1987 Nissan Sentra that overturned about 4 p.m. Tuesday on 70th Street, a gravel road about a mile west of U.S. Highway 59 near Oskaloosa, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. The car was westbound when she lost control of it, the Highway Patrol said. Crystal was taken by air ambulance to Stormont Vail Regional Health Center, where she died. A sister, Cassie Weeks, 13, was taken by Jefferson County Emergency Medical Service to St. Francis Hospital, Topeka. She was treated and released, a hospital spokesman said. Both Crystal and Cassie were ejected from the car, the Highway Patrol said. They were not wearing seat belts, the accident report said. A third sister, Amber Weeks, 11, was not ejected and was not transported to a hospital. She was wearing a seat belt, the report said. The Weekses’ parents are Rick and Debbie Weeks, Oskaloosa. __________ Weapons: Student brings toy gun to elementary school A Schwegler School student Thursday brought what was determined to be a toy gun into the school. Principal Jane Ziegler notified parents of the incident in a letter sent home with students. A boy in the primary grades brought the fake weapon to school. His sister took it from him and placed it in her backpack. That led to rumors of a gun heard by school staff. Both children were sent home from school with their parents. Neither child was identified, and classes continued at the school, 2201 Ousdahl. Ziegler urged parents to remind their children about the ban on weapons of any kind at school. __________ Kansas University: Islam expert’s talk delayed Kansas University has postponed a speech by an expert on Islamic religion and law because he wasn’t able to fly to Lawrence from Atlanta. Abdullahi An-Na’im, a law professor at Emory University in Atlanta, was scheduled to speak Thursday night at the Kansas Union. He was originally scheduled to speak on human rights in Africa but was expected to discuss Islamic connections to Tuesday’s terrorist attacks. The speech was to be part of the African Studies Resource Center’s series on the media and human rights. The center will try to reschedule An-Na’im’s lecture. __________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.599 at Zarco 66, 1500 E. 23rd Street, Miller Mart, 19th Street and Haskell Avenue; and Conoco, 23rd and Harper Streets. 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.
Flights resume at KCI
September 14, 2001
go to http://www.kcairports.com/ma091301-2.htm
KU hoop recruiting/injury notes
September 14, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Kansas University’s basketball players have had their share of bumps and bruises during pick-up games the past week.
SM South denies Free State
September 14, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Overland Park — Free State High’s downer of a football season dropped a notch Thursday night.
West Junior High football
September 14, 2001
Junior High Results NINTH GRADE
City athlete of week
September 14, 2001
City Justin Riley, Lawrence
Free State 1-2 in volleyball
September 14, 2001
J-W Staff Report Olathe — Free State High’s volleyball team went 1-2 at Thursday’s Olathe South quadrangular.
Baldwin-Gardner linescore
September 14, 2001
Gardner-Edgerton 28, Baldwin 21 Baldwin 0 14 0 7 — 21
Parents must rise to challenges
September 14, 2001
My son certainly fits your definition of the “strong-willed child.” But tell me how to get him through these tough years. He is as tough as nails. What specific suggestions do you have for us?
Free State JV football
September 14, 2001
High School Results JUNIOR VARSITY
Birthday volunteer celebrates with homeless
September 14, 2001
mpaget@ljworld.com A Lawrence girl who has been throwing birthday parties for the city’s homeless blew out candles on her own birthday cake Thursday evening.
Smoke in Jayhawker Towers
September 14, 2001
Apartment complex evacuated Tower C of Jayhawker Towers Apartments was evacuated early Thursday morning when fireworks were set off inside an elevator, the Kansas University Public Safety Office said.