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Falwell apologizes for ‘insensitive’ remarks
September 17, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 7:52 p.m.) The Rev. Jerry Falwell apologized Monday for saying God had allowed terrorists to attack America because of the work of civil liberties groups, abortion rights supporters and feminists.
US Airways to cut 11,000 jobs, lay off 100,000
September 17, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 4:00 p.m.) The stocks of major airlines and travel-related companies fell sharply Monday as Wall Street mirrored intense concern about the economy in the wake of last week’s terrorist attacks.
Bush wants Osama bin Laden ‘dead or alive’
President: U.S. military ready to defend freedom at any cost
September 17, 2001
President Bush said he wanted Osama bin Laden “dead or alive” and warned Monday of American casualties in the gathering war on terrorism. The Federal Reserve cut interest rates to shore up the economy as the nation grappled with the aftermath of the worst terrorist strike in its history.
Moran drops out of governor’s race
Sherrer, Stovall reconsider options
September 17, 2001
(Updated Monday at 3:44 p.m.) U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran dropped out of the governor’s race Monday. Attorney General Carla Stovall and Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer are looking at running.
Scrap truck wreck slows Highway 24
September 17, 2001
(Updated Monday at 11:46 a.m.) A truck belonging to Lonnie’s Recycling at 501 Maple in Lawrence went over the high side rounding a curve traveling westbound on Highway 24. The driver, Clarence Cheek suffered only minor injuries Monday and was transported from the scene by private vehicle. Emergency workers at the scene estimated possible delays of several hours while waiting for equipment to clear the roadway.
In surprise move, European Central Bank cuts key interest rates by half percent
September 17, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 11:35 a.m.) The European Central Bank cut its key interest rate by a half percentage point Monday in an unexpected move that followed the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to drop its own rates.
CIA says no bars to recruitment of people with unsavory backgrounds for spy work
September 17, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 10:42 a.m.) Contrary to the assertions of some lawmakers, there are no barriers to CIA recruitment of people, including those with unsavory reputations, who are needed to infiltrate terrorist groups, the CIA said Monday
Despite pressure at home, Pakistan sends delegation to Afghanistan
September 17, 2001
(Updated Monday at 3:54 p.m.) Pakistan is on the spot at home as it carries a U.S. demand to neighboring Afghanistan’s rulers to expel Osama bin Laden and his terrorism network.
Airline and travel-related stocks drop sharply
September 17, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 9:41 a.m.) The stocks of major airlines and travel-related companies fell sharply Monday with Wall Street extremely jittery about an industry facing long-term financial woes, and in some cases bankruptcies, in the wake of terrorist attacks.
Pakistan on the spot in U.S. drive against Osama bin Laden
September 17, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 9:22 a.m.) Pakistan is facing pressure from within as it carries a U.S. demand to neighboring Afghanistan’s rulers to expel Osama bin Laden and his terrorism network.
Dow closes down 684.81 points
Investors skittish as market openss for first time since terrorist attacks
September 17, 2001
(Updated Monday at 4:04 p.m.) The losers included airline, insurance and entertainment stocks while defense issues were among the few winners when Wall Street tumbled Monday, the first day of trading after last week’s terrorist attacks. The selling, in record volume on the New York Stock Exchange, gave the Dow Jones industrials their biggest one-day point drop and left them below 9,000.
Fed cuts interest by half-point in effort to boost economy
September 17, 2001
(Updated Monday at 3:51 p.m.) The Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate by one-half point Monday, trying to keep the U.S. economy from falling into a recession following the worst terrorist attack in America’s history.
Global stock markets plunge as world waits for Wall Street’s response to terror attacks
September 17, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 7:09 a.m.) Red ink flowed through Asian stock markets on Monday and Europe’s top exchanges started sinking in the morning as traders anxiously awaited Wall Street’s response to the terror attacks in America.
Athens halts stock trading amid plunge; London share prices up slightly at midday
September 17, 2001
(Updated Monday at 7:18 a.m.) Regulators halted trading on the Athens Stock Exchange for more than two hours Monday after the main index plunged more than 8 percent.
How to avoid common online scams
September 17, 2001
High-tech con artists use the Internet to defraud unwary consumers daily through bulk e-mail and bogus Web sites. Consider these tips for how to avoid the most common Internet scams. Analyze auction promises. Investigate the seller’s reputation, and be sure to pay with a credit card.
Paying off credit cards tops list of budget fix-it suggestions
September 17, 2001
Are you suddenly feeling too far out on a spending limb? Time to dial back, spend less, save more. But you can’t fix all your budget problems at once especially if you’re trying to dig out of a hole. What should you do first, and what are the next steps along the road?
Parent-child topic should be finance
Planners urge discussion of insurance policies, accounts, wills, attorneys
September 17, 2001
You know how important it is to talk to your children about sex, drugs, alcohol and other uncomfortable topics. Your own parents may have had the same discussions with you.
Carriage maker recreates history
September 17, 2001
Sure, the motor car made horse-drawn carriages obsolete. It seems Aaron Fisher never got the news. The Copeland man builds custom carriages “just like the one Grandpa drove” and restores the windmills that used to dot the rural Kansas landscape. He’s been showing his wares for 10 years at the Kansas State Fair.
Three Muslim rebels captured
Communications director detained
September 17, 2001
Government troops in the Philippines have captured three Abu Sayyaf guerrillas, including an officer in charge of the Muslim separatist group’s communications, military officials said Sunday.
City briefs
September 17, 2001
Catholic services sponsors debriefing Approaching holidays call for donations
Afghanistan family seeks refuge in Lincoln
September 17, 2001
Rabia Babagul of Afghanistan is thunderstruck that anyone would accuse her of sharing responsibility for the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. She and her mother, Raheela Agahan, a sister and two brothers sought refuge in the United States after the ruling Taliban killed her father, a history teacher.
On the record
September 17, 2001
New round of strikes feared
September 17, 2001
Terrorists linked to those who attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon may be planning further strikes inside the United States, top U.S. intelligence officials said Sunday.
Kansans unite in prayer
September 17, 2001
Members of the Central Community Church congregation in Wichita hold hands during the hymn “It Is Well With My Soul.” The congregation celebrated its first Sunday service since Tuesday’s terrorist attacks on the East Coast. The church, like many places of worship across Kansas, was overflowing with congregants.
Suspects linked to library computers
September 17, 2001
Investigators are looking into the possibility that some of the suspected hijackers in last week’s deadly attacks on Washington and New York may have communicated with each other by using computers available at public libraries. At least one south Florida librarian has told authorities that she recognized the name of a suspected terrorist on one of her computer sign-in sheets after the FBI released the list of hijackers’ names on Friday.
Saudi exile ‘prime suspect’
September 17, 2001
Vowing not to be cowed, President Bush pledged a crusade against terrorists Sunday as top administration officials zeroed in on Saudi exile Osama bin Laden and Afghanistan’s Taliban militia for possible retribution for last week’s terrorist attacks. “No question, he is the prime suspect. No question about that,” Bush said, brushing off a reported denial of responsibility by bin Laden.
Clergy responds to terrorism
September 17, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Melancholy men, women and children poured into Lawrence churches Sunday as they struggled to comprehend an unimaginable national tragedy. In a theme that echoed throughout many houses of worship, religious leaders prayed that the country’s citizens would have the wisdom to avoid responding to Tuesday’s terrorist attacks on Washington, D.C., and New York City with blind, unconstrained rage.
Nena Snyder
September 17, 2001
Local briefs
September 17, 2001
Pull-out U.S. flag available In the days since Tuesday’s terrorist attacks, the United States has transformed from mourning black to patriotic red, white and blue. But the demand for American flags since the attacks has overwhelmed supply. Most Lawrence-area stores were sold out by midweek. Many retailers are hoping for shipments of flags later this week. But in today’s Journal-World, you can again find a full-color flag, suitable for display in store fronts, at schools and hospitals, in business offices and homes. We invite you to turn to page 4B to find your pull-out flag and to join in a proud display of the nation’s colors. __________ America responds: Fine arts students seeking supplies for attack memorial A group of Kansas University visual art students are asking for donations of acrylic paints and canvas so they can provide a place for others to express their feelings regarding the recent attacks on the United States. On Friday, the students hope to hang a 15-by-60-foot canvas at the Art and Design Building and then invite others to paint on the canvas, according to Lisa Thalhammer, a junior majoring in fine arts. Paint and canvas can be dropped off at the A&D Building today through Friday. For more information, call Thalhammer at 749-5868. __________ Kansas City, Mo.: Three dead, three injured in possibly related shootings Three people were killed early Sunday in what police said were apparently two related shootings. Officers found two of the victims a male and female while responding to a disturbance at an east Kansas City, Mo., convenience store about 1:50 a.m., said Office Steve Young, a police department spokesman. Two men were treated at a hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries. Seven minutes later, police were called to another shooting near Interstate 435, where they found a man shot dead and another man with nonlife-threatening injuries. Police believe the shooting was related to the disturbance at the convenience store, Young said. Names of the victims and other details had not been released by Sunday evening. __________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.589 at Site, East 23rd 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.
Tour raises money for MS
September 17, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Rain and wind didn’t dampen the spirit of the MS 150 bike tour, which pedaled this weekend from Topeka to Lawrence, and then to Lecompton and Perry. “It was wet and cold,” said Robert Maurus, 51, Kansas City, Mo. “But I think there’s probably a different obstacle every year.”
Mayor voices little hope for rescues at Trade Center
September 17, 2001
With hopes fading on Sunday that any more survivors would be found amid the dust, steam and gore that is now the World Trade Center, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani urged New Yorkers not to cower before terrorism.
N.Y. gets back to business
September 17, 2001
The air thick with dust and tinged with bitter smoke, a city still patching together phone lines and electricity battled to get back to business for Monday’s reopening of Wall Street.
We wake to new reality
September 17, 2001
Being a journalist usually insulates us from tragedy. We are so busy getting the paper out that we don’t have much time to just be.
On a mundane morning, the clock struck 9
Terrorist target hour when many are going through the everyday motions
September 17, 2001
America opens at 9, which is to say 9-ish, which has become our saddest hour.
Some online companies and individuals say ‘no thanks’ to not-coms
September 17, 2001
Marilyn Bell’s Web site won’t be using “.info” when the Internet suffix debuts Wednesday. Her informational guide on Alaska’s Kodiak Island will remain a dot-com at kodiakisland.com.
Software will bring TV to a PC near you
ClearBand expects to begin commercial sales of video product for computers in 2002
September 17, 2001
Live television broadcasts may soon turn up on your computer screen so you can keep track of your favorite soap opera while answering e-mail and composing spreadsheets.
Montoya snares victory on somber track in Italy
September 17, 2001
Juan Montoya won Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix on a somber day of auto racing at a track that is usually among the most boisterous in the sport.
Zanardi in stable, serious condition
Driver expected to stay in ‘induced coma’ for several days
September 17, 2001
Even those who have spent a lifetime in auto racing and seen mayhem on the track were aghast at the crash that cost Alex Zanardi both his legs and almost his life.
Baldwin seeks balance in offense
September 17, 2001
By Chuck Woodling At first glance, Baldwin High would seem to have the most imbalanced offense in Frontier League football. In Friday night’s 28-21 conference loss at Gardner-Edgerton, the Bulldogs compiled 327 rushing yards and only 18 passing yards.
Wyoming runners die in crash
September 17, 2001
Eight University of Wyoming cross country runners were killed early Sunday in a head-on accident with a truck driven by a fellow student.
Game off, wedding on for Tennessee fans
NFL postponements don’t stop couple from ‘Titan the knot’
September 17, 2001
The bride wore white: an away jersey of the Tennessee Titans. The groom wore blue: a home jersey. Terrorist attacks stopped the NFL from playing games Sunday, but nothing could keep Lucinda Poole from marrying Randy Wilmore even though the Titans fans’ wedding took place in an empty parking lot at Adelphia Coliseum.
SLT questions
September 17, 2001
Fly the flag
September 17, 2001
Traces of normalcy remain
September 17, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald I was supposed to be working on a column, but I got restless and went for a walk.
Nation briefs
September 17, 2001
Search on for escapees Gabrielle strengthens to hurricane status Miss America pageant won’t be postponed Powerball jackpot rises
Oil issues
September 17, 2001
Americans find respite in movie theaters
September 17, 2001
Movie attendance remained strong this weekend despite the terrorist attacks on the United States, and a slate of new films topped last year’s earnings, according to industry estimates Sunday.
Transportation secretary appoints task forces
September 17, 2001
Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta said Sunday he has appointed two tasks forces of non-government experts to make detailed recommendations by Oct. 1 on improving security against terrorism aboard airliners and at the nation’s airports.
Strapped airlines slash flights, staff
September 17, 2001
The airline crisis deepened over the weekend as two major carriers, Continental and Northwest, said that they will slash their permanent flight schedules by 20 percent to survive. Continental also furloughed 12,000 employees, or 21 percent of its work force, and called on Congress for immediate help “to save our industry.”
Ministers’ message: moderation
September 17, 2001
Praise the Lord, yes, but don’t be too eager to pass the ammunition. Those were the messages Kansans heard as they packed church pews for the first Sunday services since Tuesday’s terrorist attacks on New York and Washington and the crash of a hijacked plane in southwest Pennsylvania.
Cheney wants ‘bad guys’ in CIA
September 17, 2001
The CIA must change its policy of not paying operatives with ties to terrorist groups when working to uncover schemes against America, Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday.
Military mission will defy convention
September 17, 2001
Fighting the shadowy network of terrorists that President Bush has vowed to eradicate will require relying more on unconventional methods than bombers, tanks and warships, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Sunday.
Ryder Cup postponed until 2002
PGA of America ‘doing what it believes is right and appropriate’ with golf event
September 17, 2001
Canceled decades ago by World War II, the Ryder Cup this year has been postponed by the war against terrorism. The PGA of America announced Sunday that the 2001 matches between the United States and Europe, scheduled for Sept. 28-30 at The Belfry in England, are delayed until the fall of 2002, dates to be determined.
Bioterrorism threat assessed
War games suggest day ‘beyond description’ could be worse
September 17, 2001
As devastating as Tuesday’s terrorist attacks were, national security and public health experts know this much: Something even worse could happen. There are weapons that are invisible and next-to-impossible to trace.
Graves’ spending questioned
New Lawrence monuments, trails would be cut in plan
September 17, 2001
By Scott Rothschild A showdown is brewing over recent decisions by Gov. Bill Graves’ administration to purchase a downtown building for $6.3 million and construct a network of underground tunnels at a cost of $10 million. “Why are we spending this kind of money when we are trying to find nickels and dimes to balance the budget?” asked Sen. Paul Feleciano, a Wichita Democrat.
Approaching holidays bring need to help others less fortunate
September 17, 2001
With the holiday season approaching, it is time for concerned individuals, schools, churches, groups and companies of the Lawrence community to “Share the Joy & Make a Difference” with families who might not otherwise be able to enjoy the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
WKD green building checklist
September 17, 2001
Green building checklist l Smaller is better. Keep overall building size — and resources used in building and operating it — to a minimum.
Baldwin looking for more balance
September 17, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com At first glance, Baldwin High would seem to have the most imbalanced offense in Frontier League football.
9-17 Was canceling athletic and entertainment events a sincere
September 17, 2001
Was canceling athletic and entertainment events a sincere gesture or excessive and unnecessary? Jana Smith,
Monday Best Bets
September 17, 2001
RATT plays at 8 p.m. today at The Beaumont, 4050 Pa., Kansas City, Mo. TODAY
Ms 150
September 17, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com Rain and wind didn’t dampen the spirit of the MS 150 bike tour, which pedaled this weekend from Topeka to Lawrence, and then to Lecompton and Perry.
How to avoid Internet scams
September 17, 2001
St. Petersburg Times High-tech con artists use the Internet to defraud unwary consumers every day through bulk e-mail and bogus Web sites. Consider these tips on how to avoid the most common online scams.
Nena Snyder obituary
September 17, 2001
Nena Snyder Services for Nena Lois Snyder, 91, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, Lawrence. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Blotter
September 17, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Merle Haggard review
September 17, 2001
The Hag’s no drag
The Mag: Still gun shy
September 17, 2001
Still gun shy Escalating terrorist activities underscore need for stricter firearm laws
City Tennis Results
September 17, 2001
City Results WTT 3.0 LEAGUE
KU 2001 football schedule (NO kill)
September 17, 2001
Kansas University Southwest Missouri State, W 24-10 (1-0)
Veterans to be honored at KU-NU game
September 17, 2001
Kansas University is inviting all veterans and current members of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines reserves and the Kansas National Guard to the KU-Nebraska football game on Nov. 3. The veterans, reservists and members of the guard will form a human tunnel when the Jayhawks enter the field before the game, then follow the color guard for the National Anthem.
WKD-New wetlands in the works
September 17, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com City officials are contemplating creating new wetlands at Lawrence Municipal Airport, but the effort has nothing to do with the South Lawrence Trafficway.
spending lambasted
September 17, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — A showdown is brewing over recent decisions by Gov. Bill Graves’ administration to purchase a downtown building for $6.3 million and construct a network of underground tunnels at a cost of $10 million.
Local/terror
September 17, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com The waves of terror spreading from last Tuesday’s attacks struck close to home.
Clergy
September 17, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Melancholy men, women and children poured into Lawrence churches Sunday as they struggled to comprehend an unimaginable national tragedy.
9-17 Tech Check - Getting connected
September 17, 2001
“Here’s to Steve Jobs.” Brian Best and I clicked our plastic cups and took a couple of gulps of Samuel Adams beer, toasting to Apple Computer’s CEO.
MON City bottom line
September 17, 2001
Agenda highlights * 6:35 p.m. Tuesday * City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets The Lawrence City Commission will discuss and take public comment on homeless shelter issues.
City discusses homeless shelters
September 17, 2001
The Lawrence City Commission will discuss and take public comment on homeless shelter issues.
Video game gurus hit the big time
Young stars win lucrative endorsements for tournament performance
September 17, 2001
Jonathan “Fatality” Wendel lives with his parents, plays computer games for eight hours a day and just landed a six-figure deal to endorse high-tech products as a “cyberathlete.” Wendel, 20, and others like him are breaking new ground for the multibillion-dollar electronic games industry, which hopes to leverage a growing corps of PC warriors to elevate tournament-based gaming to a professional sport complete with teams, talent agents and lucrative endorsement deals.
Charity’ scams take advantage of Americans’ concerns
September 17, 2001
Fraudulent charities began popping up within hours of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, hoping to cash in on the nation’s grief, according to consumer groups that urged contributors to verify the legitimacy of philanthropic organizations before donating.
Bin Laden denies involvement; other countries aid U.S. effort
September 17, 2001
Osama bin Laden issued a statement Sunday denying that he was behind last week’s terror attacks on the United States.
Lawrence counts its blessings and losses
Three play part in history
September 17, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess The waves of terror spreading from last Tuesday’s attacks struck close to home. At least one former resident and her family died in the airplane which struck the Pentagon, turning a national tragedy into a personal loss for friends here in Kansas.
Stadiums dark, empty
September 17, 2001
The temperature was a pleasant 72 and the sky over Giants Stadium was cloudless unless you looked 10 miles southeast, where white smoke from the rubble of the World Trade Center still hung in the air.
KU grad treats rescuers’ mental trauma
September 17, 2001
When most people were being directed away from the wreckage of the World Trade Center, Dr. Heather Uhlig headed into the nightmarish ruins and went to work.
Commission to examine liquor licenses
Cornhuskers could see drink limit
September 17, 2001
Tailgate parties on Nebraska football game days may face more restrictions than in the past.
s Atkinson glad to have weekend off
September 17, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Like every other NCAA Div. I football player in the country, Algie Atkinson was ordered to rest and reflect, not compete, on Saturday.
Planning breakout
September 17, 2001
Lawrence connection A public forum on aging called “Planning Ahead: A Proactive Approach to Living Well” will be from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 26 at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine St.
Monday Datebook
September 17, 2001
TODAY Through Oct. 31: Hepatitis B vaccines for 12- to 17-year-olds, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 200 Maine, Suite B, 843-0721. Fee charged.
house
September 17, 2001
mpaget@ljworld.com Sticks and stones may make a home, but not the one Sacie Lambertson and her husband, David, are building outside Oskaloosa.
The Mag: Sunday in Arts
September 17, 2001
use pix of Brian Priestman Sunday in Arts
FBI knew of terrorism links
Hijacking suspects on ‘watch list’ at borders were already in country
September 17, 2001
Two suspected hijackers aboard the airliner that crashed Tuesday into the Pentagon were already known to authorities as associates of Osama bin Laden, the FBI said Sunday. Three others may have participated in training programs at Department of Defense training programs, and another three may have been trained at Pensacola Naval Air Station, though the Navy could not confirm that.
Green’ house easy on nature
September 17, 2001
By Mindie Paget Sticks and stones may make a home, but not the one Sacie Lambertson and her husband, David, are building outside Oskaloosa. The exterior walls of the couple’s new “green” house will contain foam supported by wire and rebar and covered with stucco inside and out.
Daughter should tell mother to end talk about old boyfriend
September 17, 2001
What’s new
September 17, 2001
NEC UltraLite offers portability at a price A lot in a little package Web site offers daily dose of Star Wars facts, rumors
Common computer ground has this Apple user flying high
September 17, 2001
By Dave Toplikar “Here’s to Steve Jobs.” Brian Best and I clicked our plastic cups and took a couple of gulps of Samuel Adams beer, toasting to Apple Computer’s CEO.
A dose of technology
Computers help hospitals reduce medication mistakes
September 17, 2001
At Cooper Hospital in Camden, patients don’t have to worry about a misread doctor’s chicken scratch giving them the wrong drug or dose. Prescriptions are typed into a computer. At the nation’s veterans hospitals, bar code scanners identify the patient’s medicine and ensure that it won’t cause any harm.
Dear to our hearts
September 17, 2001
J-W Editorials Flying the flag shows our resolve not to lose. At first it was a little surprising, American flags fluttering from poles on local homes and businesses where one might not normally expect to see them. Autos, trucks and even motorcycles display banners. How many events and holidays were there in the past when we saw no such showing of pride in America?
MON City agenda
September 17, 2001
Consent agenda * Review and approve minutes of the following boards and commissions: City Commission meeting of Sept. 11; Lawrence Sesquicentennial Commission meetings of Jan. 24, Feb. 20, March 8, May 23 and Aug. 7; Aviation Advisory Board meeting of Aug. 16; Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority Board meeting of July 24.
Pinckney first grades trouble parents ––— Officials looking at class-reduction teachers as solution
September 17, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Pinckney School parents are worried large first-grade classes are making it tough for their children to learn.
Agate cutline
September 17, 2001
CALGARY FLAMES’ DWAYNE HAY, RIGHT, sends Jeff Mitchell flying with a hard check during an intra-squad charity game Sunday in Calgary, Alberta. The check resulted in the only game’s only fight. The Flames raised over $25,000 from donations for the Red Cross.
City slow-pitch standings
September 17, 2001
City Standings THROUGH SUNDAY’S GAMES
Horoscopes
September 17, 2001
Safin wins President’s Cup
Kafelnikov falls in straight sets in first all-Russian ATP final
September 17, 2001
Marat Safin won the first all-Russian final in an ATP event, defeating Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-2, 6-2 Sunday at the $550,000 President’s Cup.
Conflict pits moderates against extremists
September 17, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group The world looks at the United States differently in the wake of its unspeakable day of horror and carnage. Americans should return that regard with a new awareness of their changed role and responsibilities in the global civil war that has now reached America’s shores. This is not a war between nations, religions or classes. It is a broad conflict that pits moderates against extremists within Islam; revolutionaries against royalists in the Middle East and Persian Gulf; those who believe in open societies against those who believe in revenge and chaos instead of civilization. Understanding these dichotomies is the great challenge, and the great opportunity, for the United States now.
Future of Reagan National airport in question
September 17, 2001
The Washington region braced for life without one of its three major airports as top Bush administration officials gave a series of dire warnings Sunday about the prospects for a quick resumption of normal operations at Reagan National Airport.
Births
September 17, 2001
l Dr. and Mrs. David Pickering, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday. l Chelsey and Greg Rader, Lawrence, a boy, Saturday.
Jayhawks to fly Vanguard charter on Friday
September 17, 2001
Kansas University’s football team is scheduled to fly to Colorado on Friday on a Vanguard Airlines charter plane. As of Sunday, KU associate athletics director Richard Konzem said all systems were go for the flight, which will depart KC International at 2 p.m. The Jayahwks are scheduled to play Colorado in their Big 12 Conference opener at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Boulder.
9-18 Soundoff-Cat killer
September 17, 2001
When will the man suspected of mutilating a cat go to court? Brett Rizzo is scheduled to be tried at 9 a.m. Wednesday before Douglas County District Court Judge Robert Fairchild. Rizzo is charged with one count of misdemeanor for cruelty to animals.
Paying off credit cards tops list for budget fix-it suggestions
September 17, 2001
Are you suddenly feeling too far out on a spending limb? Time to dial back, spend less, save more. But you can’t fix all your budget problems at once — especially if you’re trying to dig out of a hole. What should you do first, and what are the next steps along the road?
jects
September 17, 2001
Following is a list of construction projects that will affect traffic this week in the Lawrence area: 1. New Hampshire Street, 900 block, closed for Downtown 2000 construction project.
Pull-out flag inside
September 17, 2001
Pull-out flag available In the days since Tuesday’s terrorist attacks, the United States has transformed from mourning black to patriotic red, white and blue.
City commission considers contained wetlands
Development would create greenhouse to treat sewage; state is ‘jittery’ about idea
September 17, 2001
By Joel Mathis City officials are contemplating creating new wetlands at Lawrence Municipal Airport, but the effort has nothing to do with the South Lawrence Trafficway. They want them to treat sewage.
Survivor of embassy bombing says there’s life after tragedy
Victim of Kenya attack lives with scars, determination
September 17, 2001
The United States was a refuge for Rosemary Bichage, a haven where she would reclaim the life that terrorism suddenly took from her. She had no idea the terror would strike again, so unexpectedly and so close.
Back in swing of things
Games scheduled to resume tonight; Will anyone care?
September 17, 2001
Less than a week after the events that changed the United States and the world, major league baseball told teams they’ve got a job to do: Play, and make the games seem as if they matter again. When games resume today, the standings and statistics will be exactly as they were.
Briefly
September 17, 2001
168 firefighters promoted Mail delivery still slowed Hate crimes suspect arrested Big flag draws crowd
Schedules change for Top 25 teams
Postponements send schools looking for options, open dates
September 17, 2001
The road to the Rose Bowl is filled with unprecedented uncertainty.
Look to helpers to find heroes
September 17, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe This is how the world shatters the protective shield we wrap around our children: A 9-year-old turns from the news to her father and asks, “Are we safe?”
New security measures considered for airports
September 17, 2001
For a nation shattered by an airborne apocalypse, no idea for boosting safety in the skies may seem too expensive or too far-fetched.
MON City background
September 17, 2001
Mayor Mike Rundle put this item on the agenda after a march on City Hall by advocates for the homeless, angry about the Sept. 7 death of Rachelle “Angel” Conrad of undetermined causes in a city park. Some argue that an “open” shelter — which would house the intoxicated homeless — might have saved her life. The Salvation Army seasonal shelter generally does not admit persons who have been drinking, and Conrad was known to have alcohol problems.
Recovery halted in bridge collapse
September 17, 2001
Safety concerns on Sunday halted divers searching for victims missing since barges smashed a section of a major bridge and dropped cars 85 feet into a shipping channel, killing at least four people.
Liberties take back seat to security
September 17, 2001
More scrutiny at airports. No coolers or backpacks at baseball stadiums. More information-sharing with law enforcement, with or without search warrants.
s New rail
September 17, 2001
w/AP photo NEC UltraLite offers
Will college football ever be same?
Down-the-line plans will be difficult to make if Tuesday’s calamitous events are first of many
September 17, 2001
This was supposed to have started with the dateline “Gainesville, Fla.” Since early August, our college coverage plans had me assigned to cover the Tennessee-Florida game.
Pinckney class sizes trouble parents
Staffing policies, academic impact need evaluation, educators say
September 17, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Pinckney School parents are worried large first-grade classes are making it tough for their children to learn.