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Bush orders planes to Gulf region
President to address Congress Thursday night
September 19, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 4:34 p.m.) The Pentagon ordered dozens of advanced aircraft to the Persian Gulf region on Wednesday as the hour of military retaliation for deadly terrorist attacks drew closer. President Bush announced he would address Congress and the nation Thursday night.
Pentagon begins ‘Operation Infinite Justice’
Bush to address nation Thursday night
September 19, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 4:27 p.m.) The Pentagon on Wednesday ordered fighter and bombers to begin moving to the Persian Gulf area, the first concrete sign of preparations to retaliate for last week’s terrorist attacks, a senior defense official said.
Aviation industry in crisis following attacks
American Airlines, Boeing announce layoffs, job cuts
September 19, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 4:01 p.m.) Barely a week after terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes in a terrifying and deadly attack on the United States, the nation’s already weakened aviation industry is facing a crisis that includes tens of thousands of lost jobs and billions of dollars in vanished business.
First criminal charges filed in attack
FBI finds airport diagrams in residence of three Detroit men
September 19, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 12:13 p.m.) Attorney General John Ashcroft said Wednesday the terrorists behind the attacks on the United States attacks likely received support from foreign governments and that it was too early to tell if surprise arrests in Michigan were a major break in the case.
Bush seeks world leaders’ support in war on terrorism
September 19, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 3:31 p.m.) President Bush urged world leaders Wednesday to aid the United States openly or even secretly in a campaign against terrorism and those responsible for last week’s attacks in New York and Washington.
Stocks fall amid economic fears
But Dow stages partial recovery from 423-point plunge
September 19, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 5:06 p.m.) The economic fallout from last week’s terrorist attacks sent stocks spiraling again Wednesday, but a late burst of buying pulled the Dow back from a 423-point loss.The index fell 144.27, or 1.6 percent, to 8,759.13, according to preliminary calculations. For the week, the Dow is down 746.81, or 8.8 percent.
Afghan clerics talk of possible holy war, bin Laden’s fate
Taliban leader says they’ll meet with Americans
September 19, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 12:49 p.m.) As hundreds of Islamic clerics gathered Wednesday to discuss the fate of Osama bin Laden, the leader of the Taliban criticized Washington for unfairly vilifying the terrorist suspect, but said Afghanistan was willing to meet with U.S. officials to discuss the matter.
Mayor holds little hope of unearthing survivors
Courts push ahead with probe
September 19, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 12:41 p.m.) A Central Park memorial this weekend to the police and firefighters who died heroically at the World Trade Center _ a gathering that was expected to draw as many as a million people _ will not take place, city officials said.
Drop In Center Band
September 19, 2001
Thad Allender/Journal-World Photo EMILY LAMB, LEFT, 12, WHO ORGANIZES BIRTHDAY PARTIES FOR THE HOMELESS, LISTENS as Tom Kurtz, center, and Doc Kunc sing her happy birthday. Emily celebrated her 12th birthday last Thursday at the Community Drop in Center, 214 W. 10th.
9-20 Cassie Jean Weeks obit
September 19, 2001
Cassie Jean Weeks Services for Cassie Jean Weeks, 13, Oskaloosa, are pending and will be announced by Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton.
Business Briefcase
September 19, 2001
LAYOFFS Honeywell to cut
100 Years
September 19, 2001
On Sept. 19, 1901, the Lawrence World noted criticism of a prominent newspaperman commenting “The public sentiment against W.R. Hearst in this country is something terrific. He is as much responsible for the killing of the president as an anarchist. This yellow journalism has received a jolt that will wreck it. The people have been feeding it long enough.”
Baker soccer score
September 19, 2001
College Results Baker 4, Missouri Valley 2
Hed here and here and here and her
September 19, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com The giant elm at Seventh and New Hampshire streets has received a reprieve.
31st abandonment looks doubtful
September 19, 2001
clawhorn@ljworld.com Abandoning a portion of 31st Street as part of a South Lawrence Trafficway plan to ease traffic near Haskell Indian Nations University now seems unlikely, all three county commissioners have conceded.
LHS JV soccer
September 19, 2001
High School Results JUNIOR VARSITY
Volleyball results
September 19, 2001
College Results Wednesday at Bethel
Designated day seeks to unite family over dinner
September 19, 2001
NFL decides to keep 16-game schedule
September 19, 2001
The NFL will play a full 16-game schedule this season, making up last week’s missed games in the first week of January. And while it may still reduce the number of playoff teams from 12 to eight, commissioner Paul Tagliabue said Tuesday that full playoffs are still a possibility.
Area Briefs
September 19, 2001
Teen’s sentencing delayed County to complete dredging assessments Council to hear report on police investigation Attacks bring reprieve for monthly tax filings Economic development panel to meet in Lecompton Toilet seat used as weapon in assault
SLT hits more roadblocks
Direction of city’s growth a concern for task force
September 19, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Disagreement about where Lawrence will grow has made it more difficult for a South Lawrence Trafficway task force to endorse a route for the controversial highway. Bob Johnson, Douglas County Commission chairman and a member of a special SLT task force created by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission, said he doubted new growth projections by the Planning Office that forecast large amounts of urban housing south of the Wakarusa River by 2025.
Common ground
September 19, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Lawrence is fortunate to have so many people who care about its future. Hats off to all those who participated in the “Lawrence is Growing” discussions that culminated in a televised forum Monday night. T
Referees mull plan that may end lockout
September 19, 2001
NFL referees began voting by e-mail Tuesday on a plan that could end a lockout and have them back on the field when play resumes Sunday, two league sources said. A source familiar with the labor dispute, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the 10-member executive board of the NFL Referees Association had agreed on the vote during a conference call Tuesday morning.
Ryder Cup had to be postponed
Golfers felt it inappropriate to play in wake of terrorism in United States
September 19, 2001
Two years ago, when the only thing that threatened the Ryder Cup was money, Tiger Woods and David Duval tried to pass it off as an exhibition. That’s exactly what it would have been had the matches been played next week in England.
Airlines to receive financial assistance
September 19, 2001
Congress and the Bush administration told the nation’s airlines Tuesday that they could expect quick, multibillion-dollar relief to help them recover from last week’s terrorist attacks.
Home-grown winter squash adds rich flavor
September 19, 2001
Every so often I have to put in my plug for winter squash, which was a staple of our grandparents’ diet but has all but faded into obscurity today. Earlier generations that fed themselves from home gardens appreciated the different varieties of winter squash because they kept for months without requiring preservation or refrigeration. Squash is also a good source of vitamins.
Helm sentencing continued
September 19, 2001
Teen’s sentencing delayed The sentencing hearing for Natasha Helm, the baby-sitter who was accused of kidnapping two Lawrence children, has been continued until 11 a.m. Oct. 9.
9-19 Krumm column
September 19, 2001
Is it better to wash our produce with water or should we use Fit, the fruit and vegetable wash? The FDA still recommends washing produce with plain water. Before eating or preparing fresh produce, wash it under cold running tap water to remove any lingering dirt and reduce bacteria. If the produce has a firm surface, such as apples or potatoes, it can be scrubbed with a brush.
Prep notebook
September 19, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Members of Free State High’s faculty are getting a firsthand look at Firebird football this fall.
Southern growth projections questioned
September 19, 2001
clawhorn@ljworld.com Disagreement where Lawrence will grow has made it more difficult for a South Lawrence Trafficway task force to endorse a route for the controversial highway.
Center moves on after departure
September 19, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Pelathe Community Resource Center isn’t biding time while it hunts for someone to replace departed director Dave Cade — it’s moving forward with new programs to serve the community.
Trade Center debris piles daunting
September 19, 2001
mpaget@ljworld.com It’s hard to imagine the enormity of the rubble pile being sifted through and hauled out by the dump-truck load from the site of last week’s World Trade Center attack.
Rodman cited for violations
September 19, 2001
Former NBA player Dennis Rodman was charged Monday with three misdemeanors for speeding through Newport Harbor in his 47-foot boat.
Freshman Chiles eager to make KU debut
September 19, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Every day freshman running back Marshell Chiles tells himself how lucky he is to be playing football at Kansas University. Every night his mother, Markquilla Kearney, has a different message.
Royals return to field
Cleveland claims 11-2 triumph
September 19, 2001
Squatting behind the plate, Eddie Taubensee felt like an American hero. “I was like a little kid,” said Taubensee, who wore a Cleveland firefighter’s helmet during pregame ceremonies on Tuesday night. “That was real neat.” Was it ever.
Season over for Martinez
Boston pitcher decides to rest shoulder since team no longer in contention
September 19, 2001
Boston Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez said Tuesday he will miss the rest of the season with inflammation in his right shoulder, confirming what had been expected since the team fell out of contention.
Local briefs
September 19, 2001
Firefighters, police officers to sell T-shirts in fund-raiser Twenty-one fire and law enforcement agencies in Douglas County have joined to raise money for victims of terrorism on the East Coast. The groups are printing T-shirts to be sold in Lawrence and surrounding communities. The shirts will cost $10, with $6 from each purchase going to help the families of police officers and firefighters killed or injured in Washington, D.C., and New York. The shirts, which feature a flag with the words “Remember our Fallen Brothers and Sisters,” are being printed at a discount by Spirit Industries. Owner Tom Wilkerson’s son, Chad, is a volunteer firefighter in Eudora. Douglas County Sheriff’s Det. Doug Woods said he hoped to have the shirts printed by the end of the week and have them available for sale to the public this weekend. He wants to set up a booth for shirt sales in a parking lot, but no plans have been set, he said. Donations also can be made to the “New York Public Service Relief Fund” at any Douglas County Bank. __________________________ University: Islamic theologian to speak Thursday at KU An expert on Islamic religion and law will speak Thursday at Kansas University. Abdullahi An-Na’im, a professor of law at Emory University in Atlanta, was scheduled to speak a week earlier but was unable to fly to Lawrence when U.S. airports were closed. He now will speak at 7 p.m. in Room 2092 of the Dole Center. His lecture at is sponsored by KU’s African Studies Resource Center and is the second in the semester series of the African Studies Fall 2001 seminar series devoted to the media and human rights. An-Na’im, who has been called the “Martin Luther of modern Islam,” has studied the basis of human rights within Islam. His work is considered relevant to those concerned with violence against individuals and groups for reasons of state, religion or ethnic identities. __________________________ History: Baker convocation marks civil rights movement Baldwin Baker University is celebrating its annual fall convocation this week with several events highlighting the civil rights movement. The celebration, called “Freedom Rings: Remembering the Movement,” includes a symposium on the effect of Brown v. the Topeka Board of Education. Other events: Baker graduates Cheryl Brown Henderson, a member of the Brown family, and Harold Jackson, who won a Pulitzer Prize as a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, will speak at 7:30 tonight in Rice Auditorium. There is a university worship service, at 11 a.m. Thursday in Osborne Chapel. Longtime civil rights advocate U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia will give the convocation address at 11 a.m. Friday in Rice Auditorium. Lewis was chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which was responsible for many civil rights activities and, by 1963, he was recognized as one of the “Big Six” leaders of the civil rights movement. All events are open to the public. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.589 at Site, 946 E. 23rd St., and Kicks 66, 1500 E. 23rd St. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.
75-year-old elm saved from being cut down
Tree still unhealthy due to construction damage on roots, experts say
September 19, 2001
By Joel Mathis The giant elm at Seventh and New Hampshire streets has received a reprieve. City officials last month ordered the tree destroyed by the end of the year, suspecting it carried Dutch elm disease.
Newsmen keep U.S. anchored
September 19, 2001
Dan Rather couldn’t go on. Tears welled, and his voice was strangled with emotion as he described the World Trade Center rescue site to David Letterman, who then grasped Rather’s hand and quickly cut to a commercial.
First charges filed in investigation
September 19, 2001
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft expanded the terrorism investigation Tuesday to include U.S. attorneys in every city as authorities filed the first criminal charges after finding three men in a house with false immigrations papers and airport diagrams.
Republicans reassess race
Terrorist attack, Moran’s decision, cause Stovall, others to rethink
September 19, 2001
Top Kansas Republicans are reassessing their political futures in the aftermath of U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran’s decision to not seek the governor’s office in 2002. Moran dropped out Monday, and his departure switched attention to Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall and others.
Patience may benefit America
September 19, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Nations respond in character to terror campaigns. So too will the United States. A unique combination of American national strengths, and weaknesses, will dictate U.S. responses as surely and strongly as will the immediate strategy being drawn up by the country’s political and military leadership.
Israel, Palestinians take steps toward cease-fire
September 19, 2001
In a move toward a truce, Israel promised Tuesday not to launch strikes on the Palestinians after Yasser Arafat said he ordered his forces to prevent attacks on Israelis and to hold back even from responding to fire.
Northwestern schedules
September 19, 2001
Northwestern will play 11 regular season games after all. The Wildcats said Tuesday they will play a home game against Bowling Green on Nov. 17 to make up for last week’s scheduled game against Navy, which was canceled due to the terrorist attacks.
Daily ticker
September 19, 2001
Cutline for business
September 19, 2001
AP Photo DONALD LANGER takes a break from working in the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street began to steady on Tuesday with the Dow falling 17.30 points to 8,903.40. Analysts expect the market to regain strength in the coming weeks.
Another red meat
Kansas breeder cites elk’s mild flavor, health benefits
September 19, 2001
By Jim Baker Elk: It’s what’s for dinner. Or at least that’s what Charles Edmonds hopes will be the case one day soon. He’s betting that more Americans will develop a taste for the low-fat red meat from farm-raised, grain-fed elk, which represent a growing ranch industry across the country.
National League Roundup: Piazza’s homer lifts Mets, 7-5
Philadelphia topples Braves to close gap in NL East race
September 19, 2001
After tipping their caps to New York’s brave rescue workers, the New York Mets felt a more fitting tribute would be to wear their hats. Mike Piazza hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Mets, wearing caps in honor of New York’s firefighters, police and emergency medical workers, beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Tuesday night.
Reservist call-up means absences for businesses
September 19, 2001
For the first time since the Gulf War, military reservists and National Guard members are being called to active duty, forcing employers to review leave policies and prepare for long-term employee absences.
U.S. should take history lesson on warfare in Afghanistan
September 19, 2001
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called Afghanistan a “bleeding wound.” For a British viceroy more than a 100 years earlier, it was a “poisoned chalice.” The reason? The Soviets and the British were both dealt bloody and humiliating defeats by the warrior clans of the poor country, where the brutal, mountainous terrain poses a challenge for any would-be invader.
Zanardi faces more surgery
Two-time CART champion’s condition remains stable
September 19, 2001
Alex Zanardi’s condition was unchanged Tuesday, but the driver faces another operation from the crash that forced the amputation of both legs. “Basically he’s the same as yesterday he’s still stable,” Dr. Gert Schroeter, part of a team of physicians treating the 34-year-old Italian, said Tuesday.
Giants meet children of missing firefighters
September 19, 2001
The New York Giants already had one emotional trip to Manhattan when they visited the rescue workers at Ground Zero. Tuesday they made a trip that was even more emotional. About 20 players visited firehouses and police stations in Manhattan, including one firehouse that lost 12 members in last Tuesday’s terrorist attack.
Urban legends spread in wake of attacks
September 19, 2001
Did you hear about the police officer who miraculously “surfed” debris down a collapsing World Trade Center tower? How about Satan’s face revealed in smoke billowing from the doomed buildings?
Cooking with elk
September 19, 2001
Lean elk meat does not require as much cooking time or as high a cooking temperature as other meats, according to the North American Elk Breeders Assn. Individual cuts of elk look identical to beef except for color. Prior to cooking, the meat is darker, because it’s not marbled with fat.
Briefcase
September 19, 2001
Layoffs: Honeywell to cut another 3,800 jobs Economy: Analysts await inevitable recession Taxes: State extends deadline Transportation: Greyhound buses busy after terrorist attacks Internet: Priceline.com profits to dive, analysts predict International: Chinese workers face big changes from WTO Atchison Casting Corp.; Foundry subsidiary gets $35.5 million loan
Water sufficient to get produce clean
September 19, 2001
by Susan Krumm Is it better to wash our produce with water or should we use Fit, the fruit and vegetable wash? The FDA still recommends washing produce with plain water. Before eating or preparing fresh produce, wash it under cold running tap water to remove any lingering dirt and reduce bacteria.
9-19 Gwyn
September 19, 2001
Every so often I have to put in my plug for winter squash, which was a staple of our grandparents’ diet but has all but faded into obscurity today. Earlier generations that fed themselves from home gardens appreciated the different varieties of winter squash because they kept for months without requiring preservation or refrigeration. Squash is also a good source of vitamins.
City celebrates 147th birthday
September 19, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com More: www.lawrence150.org
Blotter
September 19, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and Thefts Reported
Chiles excited about opportunity
September 19, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Every day freshman running back Marshell Chiles tells himself how lucky he is to be playing football at Kansas University.
Get crackin’ with ‘Jayni’
September 19, 2001
While nutritionists claim it’s the most important meal of the day, others claim it as their favorite meal of the day. So pour a cup of coffee and join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Wake Up: It’s Time for Breakfast.”
Lantz services
September 19, 2001
Attack reaction
September 19, 2001
To the editor: Where does one start? First, we must channel our anger, sadness in support of our elected leadership. To criticize them at this time is counterproductive. To “grade” them on how they are doing their job is not the answer. Who in this country would like to be in the president’s shoes right now? My guess is no one! My feeling is he would much rather concentrate on education, taxes, health care than where to send troops into harm’s way.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago today
September 19, 2001
Developers urged to find complementary firms
September 19, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence would be better served building new businesses to complement existing industries than it would by luring other companies to town, an economic development expert said Tuesday.
s plea for help
September 19, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Lawrence residents reached out Tuesday with generosity for a young family whose main wage-earner took off for New York to volunteer in the aftermath of the World Trade Center tragedy.
Fire, police to sell T-shirts
September 19, 2001
Firefighters, police to sell T-shirts Twenty-one fire and law enforcement agencies in Douglas County have joined to raise money for victims of terrorism on the East Coast.
s close
September 19, 2001
Dow Industrials —17.30, 8,903.40
Horoscopes
September 19, 2001
Commissioners: Abandoning 31st doubtful
September 19, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Abandoning a portion of 31st Street as part of a South Lawrence Trafficway plan to ease traffic near Haskell Indian Nations University now seems unlikely, all three county commissioners have conceded.
Center moves on after departure
September 19, 2001
By Joel Mathis Pelathe Community Resource Center isn’t biding time while it hunts for someone to replace departed director Dave Cade it’s moving forward with new programs to serve the community.
Phones out
September 19, 2001
J-W phones to be down Telephone service to the Journal-World will be interrupted at 1 a.m. Thursday for software upgrades and installation of new equipment. Service is expected to be restored by 3:30 a.m.
Nation Briefs
September 19, 2001
Houston: Jury selection begins in child drownings Texas: Ford Motor Co. settles suit involving rollover Colorado: Police link rape suspect to Philadelphia crimes Texas: Vehicles retrieved after bridge collapse
Nation Briefs
September 19, 2001
Washington, D.C.: White House says Bush sorry for using term ‘crusade’ Kansas: Former lawmaker withdraws as pick for U.S. attorney United Nations: High-level debate postponed Chicago: First lady on ‘Oprah’
6Sports report: FSHS concentrating on LHS game
September 19, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Free State soccer team’s preparations for Thursday’s game.
6News report: KU students camping out to help
September 19, 2001
Kim Hall reports on KU’s student government efforts to aid victims of the terrorist attacks.
6News report: Tragedy affects local residents
September 19, 2001
Tina Terry reports on two local women who were in New York during the terrorist attacks.
6News report: Local law enforcement trying to help
September 19, 2001
Josh Garber reports on local law enforcement officials efforts to help.
6News report: Rescuers haven’t given up hope yet
September 19, 2001
Kim Hall reports on the continuing efforts of rescuers at the site of the World Trade Center.
6News report: Another border closing
September 19, 2001
Kim Hall reports on the closing of borders between Tajikistan and Afghanistan.
Soccer halted by weather
September 19, 2001
Tuesday’s scheduled boys soccer games involving Free State and Lawrence High were postponed because of wet grounds. Lawrence High’s clash with Shawnee Mission West has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Donald Pritchard
September 19, 2001
6Sports report: LHS player out for 3 weeks
September 19, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the injuries on the Lawrence High football team.
Barbara Hampshire
September 19, 2001
Chiefs, River Falls agree
September 19, 2001
The Kansas City Chiefs confirmed published reports Tuesday and said they have signed a two-year contract to continue training camp at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The Chiefs, trying to escape the stifling Midwestern heat and humidity of Kansas City’s summer, began training at the facility about 45 miles east of Minneapolis in 1991.
Ethel Eubanks
September 19, 2001
Big 12 to keep title date
September 19, 2001
The Big 12’s championship game will remain on Dec. 1 at Texas Stadium in Irving. “Many factors were considered in our decision to remain on Dec. 1,” Big 12 commissioner Kevin Weiberg said Tuesday. “We had hotel and facility concerns, and this date remained a priority for us throughout the discussions about the other games’ postponements.”
KC teams planning security
September 19, 2001
Fans who like to tailgate in the parking lot until shortly before the game will probably miss the kickoff Sunday in the Kansas City Chiefs’ contest against the New York Giants. Increased security efforts will undoubtedly slow foot traffic into the stadium, Chiefs’ president Carl Peterson said Tuesday.
6News report: Exchange program postponed
September 19, 2001
Josh Garber reports on the postponement of a student exchange program with a sister city of Eutin, Germany.
On the record
September 19, 2001
KU-Wyoming game rescheduled for Nov. 24
September 19, 2001
Kansas and Wyoming have rescheduled last weekend’s postponed football game for 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 24, at KU’s Memorial Stadium. The game was originally scheduled for last Saturday, but was called off in the wake of last Tuesday’s terrorist attacks.
Eye injury shelves Vazquez
September 19, 2001
Montreal Expos right-hander Javier Vazquez, one of baseball’s best pitchers lately, will miss the rest of the season with a broken eye socket after he was hit by a pitch in a game against the Florida Marlins.
6News report: FBI questions more
September 19, 2001
Kim Hall reports on the FBI’s questioning of two men in an East Texas jail that may be connected to the terrorist attacks.
American League Roundup: Yankees rock White Sox
New York plays first game since attack by terrorists
September 19, 2001
After eight days of unimaginable horror in the city where they live and play, the New York Yankees found some solace by doing what they do best. “I think everybody was ready to move on,” Yankees manager Joe Torre said after New York returned to the baseball field Tuesday night and routed the Chicago White Sox 11-3 in a game filled with displays of patriotism and solidarity.
Commission hears pleas regarding ‘open’ shelter
September 19, 2001
By Joel Mathis The city’s homeless residents are sometimes talked about by the Lawrence City Commission. Rarely, however, do they actually talk to the commission. That changed Tuesday night, when several homeless men asked commissioners to fund an “open” shelter for homeless alcoholics.
GOP lawmakers balk at building purchase
September 19, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Republicans and Democrats joined Tuesday to delay purchase of a state office building, saying that Gov. Bill Graves administration was willing to pay too much for it. Graves’ Department of Administration had signed a contract to buy the New England building, in downtown Topeka, for $6.3 million.
Lawrence Briefs
September 19, 2001
Commission delays rezoning decision Sister city group postpones visit
KC signs cornerback
September 19, 2001
Free agent cornerback Corey Harris has agreed to terms of a two-year-contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. Team officials would not disclose other terms of the contract Tuesday. Harris attended training camp with the Chiefs this season, but was released Sept. 2.
City starts sesquicentennial countdown
September 19, 2001
By Joel Mathis The countdown is on. Lawrence city commissioners celebrated the city’s 147th birthday Tuesday with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” and a little bit of cake as the Lawrence Sesquicentennial Commission started the countdown to the 150th anniversary celebrations in 2004.
Thieves bind 80-year-old in heist
Weapons, ammunition stolen from Winchester gun shop
September 19, 2001
By Mindie Paget Two men assaulted and restrained an 80-year-old man Tuesday at a Winchester gun shop and stole guns and ammunition.
Experts: additional flooding unlikely
September 19, 2001
By Mindie Paget Although more rain is expected Thursday night or Friday morning, forecasters say today’s predicted reprieve should eliminate any chance of imminent additional flooding in the area.
False alarm strands passengers at airport
September 19, 2001
More than 200 passengers aboard a Northwest Airlines flight bound for Amsterdam, Netherlands, were stranded briefly Tuesday night on a taxiway at Washington Dulles International Airport after the flight’s two pilots abruptly got off the plane.
Trade Center debris removal daunting
KU professor estimates cleanup crews will remove equivalent of 100,000 loaded cement mixers from site
September 19, 2001
By Mindie Paget It’s hard to imagine the enormity of the rubble pile being sifted through and hauled out by the dump-truck load from the site of last week’s World Trade Center attack. Can we fathom 2.1 million of the 30-gallon waste baskets many of us use to dispose of household trash? Or 100,000 large cement trucks?
Kidnapped missionaries’ family: U.S. Bush’s focus
September 19, 2001
The family of two Kansas missionaries held hostage by Muslim extremists in the Philippines said Tuesday that President Bush should focus on the terrorists who attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Rural legislators propose assistance for schools with declining enrollment
September 19, 2001
Rural legislators announced a plan Tuesday to provide $12 million in relief for school districts facing declining enrollment. Reps. John Faber, R-Brewster, and Doug Gatewood, D-Columbus, proposed a bill crediting each school with a funding increase of $774 for every student lost in enrollment since 1995.
State funds brace for financial fallout
September 19, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The state employees’ pension fund lost more than $100 million during Monday’s stock market dive. But the Kansas Public Employee Retirement System remains sound despite the drop in stock valuations, said KPERS Executive Director Glenn Deck.
U.S. focuses on fight
September 19, 2001
The United States will fight terrorists at all costs, determined to defend itself and “drain the swamp they live in,” Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld vowed Tuesday. As the Pentagon intensified preparations for a possible overseas deployment of troops that could begin within weeks, U.S. and Pakistani officials drafted plans for using bases in Pakistan as staging grounds for raids into neighboring Afghanistan, according to sources in Washington and Islamabad, Pakistan.
Foreign leaders call on Washington to offer support
September 19, 2001
The Bush administration has been in contact with Sudan and Cuba both on the U.S. terrorist list in search of cooperation in last week’s terrorist attacks, the State Department said Tuesday.
Beneath WTC, no one to rescue
September 19, 2001
One floor beneath the World Trade Center, in what used to be a shopping concourse, a clock on a jewelry store wall remained frozen at 9:10. A ghostly Bugs Bunny statue stood coated in gray dust outside a Warner Brothers gift shop nearby.
Program seeks to build bridges between seniors, American Indians
September 19, 2001
By Dave Ranney Now in her 70s, Barbara Bertrand remembers being a first-year clerk in the Woolworth’s store in downtown Lawrence. “It was 1946 and I was 16 years old,” she said. “And in those days, the girls from Haskell came in on one Saturday, the boys came the next Saturday. They were not allowed to be downtown together, and as I recall, they had to be back at Haskell fairly early in the afternoon.”
K-State, Missouri move game to Nov. 24
September 19, 2001
The Big 12 Conference announced the rescheduling of several football games which had been postponed by the Sept. 11 national tragedy. Eight of the 10 games slated last week have been rescheduled while Baylor and Oklahoma State are slating new opponents for the previous contests.
Response overwhelms local family
September 19, 2001
By Dave Ranney Lawrence residents reached out Tuesday with generosity for a young family whose main wage-earner took off for New York to volunteer in the aftermath of the World Trade Center tragedy.
KU, ISU meet tonight
September 19, 2001
Kansas University’s volleyball team will put its perfect 9-0 record on the line tonight when it begins Big 12 Conference play against Iowa State. The match will begin at 7 p.m. at the Horejsi Center.
Ballard’s knee bruised
No ligament tears show on MRI
September 19, 2001
By Gary Bedore Brett Ballard’s left knee injury is not serious. Ballard, Kansas University’s 6-0, 175-pound senior basketball walk-on guard from Hutchinson, who hurt his knee in a recent pick-up game, has been diagnosed with a bone bruise.
Analysts like future UK player Cote
Forward figures to stay in Lexington four years, not bolt to NBA early
September 19, 2001
Recruiting analysts liken the University of Kentucky’s latest basketball recruit to another Scott Padgett, Mark Pope, Michael Bradley or John Pelphrey. What that means, they said, is that Bernard Cote is a versatile inside/outside player who will arrive at UK without the pressure of outsized expectations.
Lisher names honorary coaches
FSHS faculty members invited to join staff for week
September 19, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Members of Free State High’s faculty are getting a firsthand look at Firebird football this fall. Firebird head coach Bob Lisher has an honorary coach from the school’s faculty on board throughout the week between each game. That person has total access to film sessions, practices, team meetings and walks the sidelines on game nights.
Americans snap up gas masks
September 19, 2001
Some Americans aren’t taking any chances. With last week’s attacks seared into their memories and the war drums from Washington growing louder, they’re buying firearms, installing security systems and taking Amtrak instead of U.S. Airways.
Germans point finger at technical school student
September 19, 2001
Hamburg police say they think a 26-year-old German-born student who reportedly left Germany for Pakistan on Sept. 2 was a key figure in the conspiracy behind last week’s terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Afghans told to prepare for holy war
September 19, 2001
The hard-line Taliban said God would protect it if the world tried to “set fire” to Afghanistan for sheltering terrorist suspect Osama bin Laden, and in comments broadcast Tuesday also called on all Muslims to wage holy war on America if it attacks.
Cornhuskers eagerly await Rice contest
September 19, 2001
Nebraska quarterback Eric Crouch tried to put college football in proper perspective. The fourth-ranked Cornhuskers will return to play against Rice on Thursday night, the first night of NCAA Div. I-A football since the terrorist attacks.
Someone to hate
September 19, 2001
Friends and neighbors
September 19, 2001
Hateful prejudice
September 19, 2001
CU deep with linebackers
September 19, 2001
The University of Colorado is relishing a glut of talent among its linebackers. “I don’t know that we’ve ever been so fortunate as to have an entire group like this,” said linebackers coach Brian Cabral.
Artistic reminder
September 19, 2001
Puzzling rationale
September 19, 2001
True patriotism
September 19, 2001
Different God
September 19, 2001
Attack reaction
September 19, 2001
Phonics fan
September 19, 2001
Response requires deft touch
September 19, 2001
By Larry Eichel Knight Ridder Newspapers As Week Two of the rest of our lives begins, the shock and the sadness are starting to take on manageable proportions, at least for some. Not so the sense of vulnerability. That is the big change post-Sept. 11: the knowledge that we are no longer secure within our own borders. We are at a place in our national life that we’ve never been before.
Ripken grand marshal of race in his name
September 19, 2001
Retiring baseball player Cal Ripken Jr. will be the grand marshal Sunday for a NASCAR Winston Cup race renamed in his honor, Dover Downs International Speedway officials said Tuesday.
Gordon becomes owner, taps Johnson as driver
September 19, 2001
NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon crossed over to the business side of racing on Tuesday as part owner of the Chevrolets Jimmie Johnson will drive next season. Gordon joined Rick Hendrick, owner of his Winston Cup team, as the leadership for Johnson’s team.
Jacksonville receiver arrested
September 19, 2001
Jacksonville Jaguars receiver R. Jay Soward was charged with disorderly conduct after being arrested at a theme park in Orlando. Officers said Soward, serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, was arrested after police found him intoxicated on a substance “other than alcohol.”
Washington players visit victims of Pentagon attack
September 19, 2001
Five members of the Washington Redskins visited Tuesday with eight victims of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon, and called them the “real heroes.” “We’re pulling for the victims, pulling for the families, they’re definitely in our thoughts and prayers,” quarterback Jeff George said after visiting Washington Hospital Center.
Grateful parents
September 19, 2001
New Internet worm said to be worse than ‘Code Red’
September 19, 2001
A new virus-like attack struck large companies Tuesday, and its rapid spread threatened to slow down the Internet. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft warned the computer outbreak could become worse than the “Code Red” worm earlier this summer.
Merchants do brisk business in Trade Center souvenirs
September 19, 2001
With the World Trade Center gone, it seems people are anxious almost desperate to buy anything to help them remember. One result: A run on the city’s many souvenir stands for knickknacks reflecting the twin towers, from postcards to pewter paperweights, snow globes to refrigerator magnets.
Wyoming student charged
Member of rodeo team faces eight counts of vehicular homicide
September 19, 2001
The lone survivor of a wreck that killed eight Wyoming runners was charged Tuesday with vehicular homicide and being drunk at the time of the crash. Clinton Haskins, a member of the university’s rodeo team, was charged with eight counts of aggravated vehicular homicide.
J.D.’s Sportscards has more than cards
September 19, 2001
Consumer prices steady last month
September 19, 2001
Consumer prices were nearly flat in August as the costs of gasoline and other energy products tumbled. With inflation low, the Federal Reserve has leeway to cut interest rates further to deal with the economic fallout from the terrorists attacks, analysts said.
Boeing expected to lay off 31,000
September 19, 2001
Boeing is planning to lay off 20 percent to 30 percent of its commercial airline work force roughly 31,000 people as a result of the terrorists attacks, a congressional source said Tuesday.
Wall Street starts to stabilize
Financial analysts expect markets to regain strength
September 19, 2001
Wall Street found some stability Tuesday, as investors curtailed their selling and even did some buying. A mini-rally brought some optimism in the afternoon, then faded. At the end of the day, the Dow Jones industrials hadn’t recovered from Monday’s nosedive, but they hadn’t lost much more, either.
Businesses bankroll top suspect
Terrorist’s empire includes ostrich farming, diamond mining
September 19, 2001
Ostrich raising in Kenya. Forestry interests in Turkey. Diamond trading in Africa. Bridge construction in Sudan. Agricultural holdings in Tajikistan. Those are some of the businesses Osama bin Laden, the world’s most wanted terrorist, is said to own and which may have helped finance the most lethal terrorist attacks ever on U.S. soil, experts say.
Seasonal recipes evoke wine country flavor
Chef Joanne Weir brings California cuisine to life in latest cookbook
September 19, 2001
Consistent with the spirit of enjoyment that characterizes her cookbooks and television series, Joanne Weir has dreamed up a three-course menu overflowing with seasonal flavor. It’s a mouthwatering original script and it’s really easy to make.
Variety of elk products find variety of consumer uses
September 19, 2001
By Jim Baker Farm-raised elk are prized for more than their meat other parts of the animal provide valuable products, too. One of those products is the elk antler before it has started to calcify and harden, called velvet. It can be harvested annually from bulls, who are able to grow a full rack of antlers in only 120 days.
Vanguard Airlines braces for ‘gut check’
September 19, 2001
Vanguard Airlines Inc. will assess its operations this week to determine whether cutbacks and layoffs will be necessary after last week’s terrorist attacks, the discount carrier’s chairman said.
6Sports report: KU - Wyoming game to be played in November
September 19, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the rescheduled KU-Wyoming game.
9-19 Jayni
September 19, 2001
‘Jayni’ gets crackin’ MORE: www.sunflower.com/jayni.shtml
shelter
September 19, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com The city’s homeless residents are sometimes talked about by the Lawrence City Commission. Rarely, however, do they actually talk to the commission.
Rain reprieve should prevent further flooding
September 19, 2001
mpaget@ljworld.com Although more rain is expected Thursday night or Friday morning, forecasters say today’s predicted reprieve should eliminate any chance of imminent additional flooding in the area.
9-19 Should New York City rebuild the World Trade Center?
September 19, 2001
Should New York City rebuild the World Trade Center? Beverly Johnson,
KU reschedules Wyoming for Nov. 24
September 19, 2001
J-W Staff Report Kansas and Wyoming have rescheduled last weekend’s postponed football game for 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 24, at KU’s Memorial Stadium.
SOUNDOFF - 6th and Moneterey
September 19, 2001
I see they’re in the early stages of building something on the southeast corner of Sixth Street and Monterey Way. What’s it going to be? A funeral home. Lawrence Funeral Chapel. It is scheduled to open by the end of this year.
Wednesday datebook
September 19, 2001
TODAY 9 a.m.: Lawrence Memorial Hospital board meeting, LMH, 325 Maine, auditorium.
Births
September 19, 2001
* John and Andrea Fitzgerald, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday. * Steve and Jill Lohmeier, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday.
s knee OK
September 19, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Brett Ballard’s left knee injury is not serious.
Seniors get to know Haskell
September 19, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Now in her 70s, Barbara Bertrand remembers being a first-year clerk in the Woolworth’s store in downtown Lawrence.
9-19 Lantz services
September 19, 2001
Lantz services A gathering of friends of former Lawrence resident Margaret Mary Lantz, 87, Shelbina, Mo., will be at 12:45 p.m. Friday at Lawrence Senior Center.
City briefs
September 19, 2001
Commission delays rezoning decision
80-year-old gun shop owner
September 19, 2001
mpaget@ljworld.com Winchester — Two men Tuesday assaulted and restrained an 80-year-old man at a Winchester gun shop and stole guns and ammunition.
Friends and Neighbors, water faucet
September 19, 2001
COOLING DOWN ON A HOT SUMMER DAY, from left, friends Spencer Mayes, 22 months, Logan Altic, 21 months, and Tucker Clark, find a treat under the water faucet in Tucker’s front yard. Angie Clark baby-sits Spencer and Logan during the week, the two boys have become friends with her son, Tucker. Spencer is the son of Harold and Rita Mayes, Ottawa. Logan is the son of Brett Altic, Pomona, and LeaAnne Altic, Baldwin. Tucker is the son of Jay and Angie Clark, Ottawa. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For More Friends and Neighbors go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
State funds brace for financial fallout
September 19, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — The state employees’ pension fund lost more than $100 million during Monday’s stock market dive.
GOP lawmakers balk at building purchase
September 19, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Republicans and Democrats joined Tuesday to delay purchase of a state office building, saying that Gov. Bill Graves administration was willing to pay too much for it.
s close
September 19, 2001
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.56; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.52. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.59; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.52. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.59; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.52. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.80; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.52. Pauline Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.82; milo, $1.81; soybeans, $4.52.
s Sportscards has more than cards
September 19, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Company: J.D.’s Sportscards, 2311 Wakarusa Drive.
Phonics proponent
September 19, 2001
To the editor: What will it take before the Lawrence school district finally admits that their whole-language-based reading program is a failure? The LJW published an article on Sept. 8 stating that the reading scores are down in 11 of 19 elementary schools, all four junior high schools and both high schools. This is alarming!
Patience may benefit America
September 19, 2001
Nations respond in character to terror campaigns. So too will the United States. A unique combination of American national strengths, and weaknesses, will dictate U.S. responses as surely and strongly as will the immediate strategy being drawn up by the country’s political and military leadership. This may be obscure in the glare of the urgent — of events like President Bush meeting with his National Security Council and pressuring Pakistan to go after prime suspect Osama bin Laden and his gang. But understanding where others have been in facing this kind of test will illuminate where we are going, long-term as well as short-term.
Developers urged to find complementary firms
September 19, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com www.fodc.net
9-19 Elk Sidebar/Antlers
September 19, 2001
jbaker@ljworld.com Farm-raised elk are prized for more than their meat — other parts of the animal provide valuable products, too.
Free State soph volleyball
September 19, 2001
High School Results SOPHOMORES
High school football results
September 19, 2001
High School Results Wednesday at West
Elk Meat
September 19, 2001
Matt Daugherty/Journal-World Photo ROCKY HILLS ELK RANCH OWNER CHARLES EDMONDS, left, talks about his elk herd with customer Bob Anderson, Towanda. Edmonds packs his pickup truck full of coolers containing ground elk, elk burgers, elk steak and elk sausage each Saturday and makes the 28-mile journey to the Lawrence Farmer’s Market.
Local briefs for Wednesday
September 19, 2001
Kansas volleyball to face ISU tonight
Common ground
September 19, 2001
Lawrence is fortunate to have so many people who care about its future. Hats off to all those who participated in the “Lawrence is Growing” discussions that culminated in a televised forum Monday night. The Lawrence officials and other residents who came together to talk about issues such as schools, open space and economic development have shown how much they care about this community.