Archive for Friday, September 21, 2001

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U.S. sends more warplanes to Gulf
September 21, 2001
(Updated Friday at 5:28 p.m.) The Pentagon committed more aircraft to the Persian Gulf region and the gathering war on terrorism Friday as Afghanistan snubbed a demand from President Bush to turn over Osama bin Laden and others blamed for last week’s death and awesome destruction.
Attorney general visits Trade Center
September 21, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 12:55 a.m.) Attorney General John Ashcroft, accompanied by FBI Director Robert Mueller, got a firsthand look at the World Trade Center devastation Friday and promised: “We will rebuild New York.”
Congress ready to bail out airline industry
September 21, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 2:29 p.m.) Congress stood ready to pass a $15 billion relief package for the airline industry Friday after ironing out last-minute differences over how best to help an industry that took a severe financial hit from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Northwest Airlines cuts 10,000 jobs
September 21, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 12:58 a.m.) Northwest Airlines announced Friday it will shed 10,000 jobs, nearly a fifth of its work force, joining other major airlines making cuts after the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
Fires continue to burn under Trade Center
Mayor says chance of finding anyone alive ‘small’
September 21, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 11:51 a.m.) With fires still burning beneath the rubble of the World Trade Center 10 days after the terrorist attack, the mayor said Friday that hope is all but gone of finding anyone alive among the more than 6,000 missing.
Stock market falls a fourth time
Economic uncertainty and technical problems adding to investors’ worries
September 21, 2001
(Updated Friday at 5:24 p.m.) Wall Street, consumed by political and economy uncertainty, sold stocks sharply lower for the fourth time in five sessions Friday, giving the Dow Jones industrials their biggest one-week point decline ever.
Taliban won’t hand over bin Laden without evidence
Afghanistan rulers warn U.S. that force could plunge region into crisis
September 21, 2001
(Updated Friday at 12:18 p.m.) Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers refused Friday to hand over alleged terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden and warned that U.S. attempts to apprehend him by force could plunge the whole region into crisis.
Tutoring program in financial danger may disappear
September 21, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Brian Flescher is starting to learn the angles since enrolling in the KU Strategic Learning Center’s geometry tutoring program.
Hundreds of terror cells may be connected to bin Laden
September 21, 2001
One received military training in the rugged Afghan mountains. Another was sent to Sudan to run an import-export company. A third began a fishing business off the Kenyan coast.
Charities expect surplus
September 21, 2001
Those overseeing the largest philanthropic fund-raising effort in American history could face an unanticipated situation: What to do if too much money is raised?
Route considerations
September 21, 2001
J-W Editorials The projected direction of growth in Lawrence isn’t the primary consideration when deciding where a southern bypass should be built. As predicted by state officials, discussions of a route for a bypass south of Lawrence are focusing on two routes: 32nd Street at the north end of the Baker wetlands and 42nd Street or a similar route just south of the Wakarusa River.
Falwell’s apology not accepted
September 21, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe He has apologized as if it were a breach of etiquette or a case of bad timing. With the country united in mourning before the fallen towers, the preacher spattered his words across the devastated landscape. In a moment of crisis, the evangelist linked theological arms with the enemy.
Jayhawks nip CU in video battle
September 21, 2001
This time, we went to the belly of the beast. On the eighth floor of Oliver Hall, two Kansas University freshmen battled it out in PlayStation 2 2002 College Football to see who would reign supreme this Saturday, KU or Colorado.
Daily ticker
September 21, 2001
Compromise reached on horse trails
Agreement would keep riders out of Clinton Lake areas during hunting season
September 21, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn State officials have backed off of a proposal that would close an estimated 50 miles of horse trails at Clinton Lake State Park, if horse riders will agree to stay out of the area during prime hunting seasons.
Nation briefs
September 21, 2001
Tonight’s telethon grows to broadcast blowout WTC collapse felt as seismic event Selective Service protocol detailed Four-legged passenger welcomed on plane
On the record
September 21, 2001
Volleyball junior high
September 21, 2001
Junior High Results Thursday at Kansas City Harmon
Friday datebook
September 21, 2001
TODAY 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.: Storytime for 2-year-olds and an accompanying adult, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833, Ext. 117.
Local briefs
September 21, 2001
Tonganoxie to hold volleyball tourney
L. Golden obit
September 21, 2001
Anna L. Golden Memorial services for Anna L. Golden, 77, Lawrence, will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
9-21 Ruttan obit
September 21, 2001
Ruttan services Memorial services for Gertrude W. Ruttan, 97, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Trinity Episcopal Church. Inurnment will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery, Leavenworth.
Hijackers create identity crisis
Fourth suspect arrested for questioning
September 21, 2001
FBI Director Robert Mueller said Thursday the identities of several of the suicide hijackers are in doubt as investigators arrested a man in Illinois wanted for questioning in last week’s terror attacks. As investigators followed the money trail, a bank in Florida said it found accounts connected to people involved in the attacks.
Lions trip Firebirds - Lawrence 2, Free State 1
German exchange student scores pair for LHS
September 21, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Coach, get Robert Petters a varsity uniform. Petters, who was promoted from Lawrence High’s junior varsity soccer team on Wednesday, scored two goals Thursday to lead the Lions to a 2-1 victory over cross-town rival Free State on the Firebirds’ field before an estimated 600 fans.
Firebirds scare rugged Aquinas
September 21, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Overland Park Aquinas’ volleyball team is a national power this season, as it is ranked in the top 40 of Student Sports magazine.
Williams among five to visit Randolph
September 21, 2001
By Gary Bedore Shavlik Randolph, a 6-foot-10 high school senior from Raleigh, N.C., played host to a who’s who of college basketball coaches in his home last week. Randolph and his parents listened to recruiting pitches from head coaches Mike Krzyzewski (Duke), Matt Doherty (North Carolina), Herb Sendek (N.C. State), Billy Donovan (Florida) and Roy Williams (Kansas).
Edmonds takes crown at Tonganoxie cross country
September 21, 2001
Last year’s record-setting runners were back for Thursday’s Tonganoxie Invitational. Things were pretty much the same this year at the cross country meet, or at least almost. McLouth junior Courtney Edmonds, who set the invitational record on the girls’ side last year, defended her meet title, finishing in 12 minutes, 31 seconds.
Fuel economy report reconsidered
September 21, 2001
The National Academy of Sciences says it may have overestimated the fuel savings possible if automakers were to change the way they design vehicles.
Louisiana ramp off trafficway a no-go –- Task force agrees neighborhood is too congested
September 21, 2001
clawhorn@ljworld.com South Lawrence Trafficway task force members agreed Thursday that if or when the bypass is completed, there should be no access to it from already-congested Louisiana Street.
Firebirds searching for first victory
September 21, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Free State High football, in dire need of a victory with its 0-3 record, will have a new look on defense tonight for its Sunflower League contest against Olathe East (3-0).
I will not yield’
Bush renews demands for bin Laden
September 21, 2001
President Bush cautioned a shaken nation Thursday that there are “struggles ahead and dangers to face” as America and its allies combat global terrorism. He announced a new Cabinet-level office to fortify homeland defenses. Addressing a joint session of Congress nine days after suicide hijackers are believed to have killed more than 6,000 people at the Pentagon and World Trade Center, Bush clasped the badge of a slain policeman in his fist.
Free State hoping to stop skid
Winless Firebirds to face unbeaten Olathe East
September 21, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High football, in dire need of a victory with its 0-3 record, will have a new look on defense tonight for its Sunflower League contest against Olathe East (3-0). Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Haskell Stadium. FSHS coach Bob Lisher plans to start a new cornerback, new free safety, new defensive tackle and two new outside linebackers.
LHS overwhelms Washington - Lions 56, Wildcats 6
September 21, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Kansas City Washington needed more lightning, either on the field or in the skies. Lawrence High shrugged off a 50-minute lightning delay and smothered the Wildcats, 56-6, in non-league football on Thursday night at Haskell Stadium. “It’s Lawrence High football,” quarterback Rob Scott said.
Media must rise to challenge
September 21, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group Among the pressing issues now before us, the media’s ability to meet the public’s needs may not seem critical. Perhaps it should. The requirement for thoughtful national debate has never been clearer, and debate can be no better than the information that fuels it. That debate and that information were falling dramatically short as this tragedy approached.
American League Roundup: Twins’ Mays masters Tigers, 3-0
Pitcher tosses six-hitter, improves to 5-0 versus Detroit this season
September 21, 2001
Joe Mays doesn’t circle the games against the Detroit Tigers on his schedule. No one would blame him if he did. Mays’ domination of the Tigers continued Thursday with a six-hitter in the Minnesota Twins’ 3-0 victory. Mays (16-13) ran his record in five starts against the Tigers this season to 5-0.
Aviation firm seeks Lawrence landing
September 21, 2001
By Mark Fagan Another aviation startup this time with a proven product wants to land a lease for a city-owned hangar at Lawrence Municipal Airport. Lawrence-based Gut Works LLC is looking for a place to build a kit plane known as the Thunder Mustang, an updated version of the P-51D World War II fighter. Each kit lists for $300,000, producing a plane that can cruise at speeds of 345 mph behind a V-12 engine.
6News report: ROTC members comment on readiness for active duty
September 21, 2001
Karen Bledsoe reports on the feelings of the cadets in the KU Army ROTC program.
LHS-KC Washington stats
September 21, 2001
TEAM STATISTICS KCW LHS
LHS nips Free State soccer
September 21, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Coach, get Robert Petters a varsity uniform.
CU has overcome season opener
September 21, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Colorado football coach Gary Barnett admitted seeing Fresno State succeed was comforting, considering the Buffaloes lost to the Bulldogs in their season opener.
Correction
September 21, 2001
The phone number for the Seem-To-Be Players that was listed in Thursday’s edition of The Mag is incorrect. The company’s number is 843-2787.
Local briefs
September 21, 2001
Johnson County: Independent study of Oz wins county’s go-ahead Johnson County officials on Thursday agreed to continue with an independent study of the proposed World of Oz theme park and development’s likelihood for success. The 60-day study is expected to begin within two weeks. Last month, the county commission threatened to withdraw support for the study if Oz Entertainment Co. failed to settle a long-standing debt with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan. Thursday, commissioners learned the dispute had been settled and cleared the way for the study of the venture in DeSoto. ________ Social Services: Officials not discouraged by foster care shortcomings Kansas welfare officials Thursday said they’re not discouraged by a recent report that found the state’s foster care system isn’t meeting federal government standards in five of seven audited categories. “The biggest encouragement is that there were no surprises,” said Joyce Allegrucci, head of children and family policy at the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. Many of the shortfalls cited in the report had been identified in earlier assessments, Allegrucci said. SRS will file a correction plan by Dec. 17, Allegrucci said. Plans call for HHS conducting a follow-up review in 2004. ________ Politics: Candidate urges Kansans to focus on recovery It’s time for Kansans to focus on economic recovery in the wake of last week’s tragedies in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. That was Kansas House Speaker Kent Glasscock’s message Thursday morning at the Jayhawk Rotary Breakfast at Hereford House. The Manhattan Republican is seeking his party’s nomination for governor in 2002. “While assessing the impact of events on Boeing and other Kansas businesses, it is clear that in order to meet the demands of the 21st century we need to establish a new vision for the Kansas economy,” Glasscock said. ________ Kansas University: Camp-out raises $29,500 for disaster relief funds A 52-hour camp-out by Kansas University’s student body president netted more than $29,500 for relief efforts on the East Coast. Justin Mills stayed in a six-person tent at Wescoe Beach beginning 7:45 a.m. Tuesday. Other student leaders stayed with him during the time, soliciting donations from passers-by. He had originally planned to stay 48 hours but extended his stay a few hours after learning there would be a peace rally at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. His original goal was $25,000. The Student Senate office, on the fourth floor of the Kansas Union, will continue to accept donations for several more days. The money will be split between the American Red Cross and the New York Firefighters 911 Disaster Relief Fund. ________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.579 at several Lawrence locations. 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.
Lions flog KC Washington
September 21, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Kansas City Washington needed more lightning, either on the field or in the skies.
Area football capsules
September 21, 2001
Anderson County (0-3) at Wellsville (0-3) Kickoff: 7 p.m.
Manhattan nips LHS in tennis dual
September 21, 2001
J-W Staff Report Manhattan — Lawrence High won three singles matches and a doubles match in a 5-4 loss to Manhattan in a girls tennis dual on Thursday.
Reception to honor Swearingen
September 21, 2001
Exhibit director honored at KU reception
Hall Foundation to lobby for higher ed
September 21, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Complaining that Kansas slights its universities, Kansas City-area businesses announced Thursday a campaign to convince legislators and the public to spend more.
Free State Volleyball
September 21, 2001
Overland Park Aquinas’ volleyball team is a national power this season, as it is ranked in the top 40 of Student Sports magazine. The Saints showed their worthiness of such an accolade at Thursday’s quadrangular at Free State High, defeating Olathe North and Shawnee Mission West handily.
City boys athlete of week
September 21, 2001
City Dylan McClain
KU players wary of flight to Colorado
September 21, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Many Kansas University football players will not go fearlessly onto today’s charter flight that will ferry them to Denver. “Some of the guys are worried,” said defensive back Brandon Wier, a fifth-year senior who has made many airplane trips.
Spirituality
September 21, 2001
New memorial honors Buddhism teacher Hot line, Web site set up to help travelers find Mass Two years after scandal,National Baptists moving on
Religion briefs
September 21, 2001
Chautauqua slated north of Lawrence High Holidays schedule continues Unity Church offers relationship workshop Lawrence Wesleyan plans church breakfast
School enrollment takes hit
Lawrence district counts 123 fewer students; state funds in jeopardy
September 21, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district’s enrollment slide continued Thursday for a second consecutive year. The district reported a 1.1 percent drop from a year ago on the day when the state made its official enrollment count. Lawrence’s tally was 10,206, a reduction of 123 students.
Islam expert speaks at KU
September 21, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Plunging airplanes into buildings is outlawed by Islam, even during a holy war, an Islamic law and religion expert said Thursday.
Aviation firm seeks Lawrence landing
September 21, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Another aviation startup — this time with a proven product — wants to land a lease for a city-owned hangar at Lawrence Municipal Airport.
SRS not discouraged by foster care report
September 21, 2001
SOCIAL SERVICES Officials not discouraged
Business Briefcase for Friday
September 21, 2001
INTERNATIONAL Global markets
Randolph hosts five coaches/hoop notebook
September 21, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Shavlik Randolph, a 6-foot-10 high school senior from Raleigh, N.C., played host to a who’s who of college basketball coaches in his home last week.
Ku wins playstation tilt
September 21, 2001
Free-Lance Writer This time, we went to the belly of the beast.
Wire stories 921
September 21, 2001
Charities anticipate surplus of funds After collecting a record-breaking $135 million in donations, American Red Cross officials wonder how much is enough. In previous disasters, the Red Cross has experienced donor outrage when surplus funds targeted for disaster relief were considered for other needs. Page 9A
Births
September 21, 2001
* Jolene and Ken Peterson, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday. * Mr. and Mrs. Makboul, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
KU Football Fear of Flying
September 21, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Many Kansas University football players will not go fearlessly onto today’s charter flight that will ferry them to Denver.
Jv soccer score
September 21, 2001
High School Results Friday at Free State
LMH board meets
September 21, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Lawrence Memorial Hospital has formed an internal task force to evaluate a recent request from the community to consider dedicating three to four hospital beds for use by homeless people whose drug and alcohol problems make them ineligible to use the Salvation Army’s homeless shelter.
Blotter
September 21, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and Thefts Reported
9-22 Stephen F. Vormehr obit
September 21, 2001
Stephen F. Vormehr Services for Stephen F. Vormehr, 53, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Plymouth Congregational Church. Private burial will follow in Lawrence.
Playstation breakout
September 21, 2001
Leading up to every Kansas University football game, the Journal-World will hold an NCAA 2002 PlayStation 2 Challenge, pairing a representative from KU with the Jayhawks’ opponent. If you are a KU alumnus or a graduate of a school that is playing the Jayhawks in football this season, and you are interested in challenging an opponent at NCAA 2002, please contact Andrew Hartsock at 832-7216 or e-mail ahartsock@ljworld.com.
s close
September 21, 2001
Dow Industrials —382.92, 8,376.21
Bush rallied the American people, congressmen say
September 21, 2001
mpaget@ljworld.com Kansas congressmen praised President Bush’s address, calling it a rally cry to the American people.
Eudora to face unbeaten Spring Hill
September 21, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com If Eudora High wants to make a run for another Frontier League football title, the Cardinals will need a victory tonight.
Islamic expert speaks at KU
September 21, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Plunging airplanes into buildings is outlawed by Islam, even during a holy war, an Islamic law and religion expert said Thursday.
9-21 How has the attack affected the television you watch?
September 21, 2001
How has the attack affected the television you watch?
Edmonds wins Tonganoxie Invitational
September 21, 2001
Tonganoxie Mirror Last year’s record-setting runners were back for Thursday’s Tonganoxie Invitational.
Oread houses receive reprieve
September 21, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Some old houses in the 1300 block of Ohio have received a reprieve from demolition — for now.
State says horse trails to remain open
September 21, 2001
clawhorn@ljworld.com State officials have backed off of a proposal that would close an estimated 50 miles of horse trails at Clinton Lake State Park, if horse riders will agree to stay out of the area during prime hunting seasons.
School enrollment takes hit ––— 123-pupil loss takes toll when state allocates $3,870 per student
September 21, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com The Lawrence school district’s enrollment slide continued Thursday for a second consecutive year.
s close
September 21, 2001
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.53; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.79; soybeans, $4.64. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.56; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.79; soybeans, $4.64. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.56; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.79; soybeans, $4.64. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.81; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.64. Pauline Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.83; milo, $1.83; soybeans, $4.64.
Optometrists focus on serving children at downtown practice
September 21, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Company: Crandon & Crandon, 1019 Mass.
Governance of state jucos under study
September 21, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — A consultant’s report on the Kansas higher education system likely will recommend putting community colleges under the authority of a statewide board, officials said Thursday.
Finances may force learning center to close
September 21, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Brian Flescher is starting to learn the angles since enrolling in the KU Strategic Learning Center’s geometry tutoring program. “I got a D on the first test,” said Flescher, a ninth-grader at South Junior High School. “Individualized attention helps. On the second test, I got a B.”
Experts say small planes pose large terrorist threat
September 21, 2001
America is trying desperately to prevent hijackers from turning more jumbo jets into missiles, but a terrorist’s ability to maim or kill from a small Cessna or even a crop duster is virtually limitless.
Kansans applaud message
September 21, 2001
By Mindie Paget Kansas congressmen praised President Bush’s address, calling it a rally cry to the American people. Last week’s tragedy was “tremendously hurtful to the American people,” U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D.-Kan., said during a phone call from Washington after the address. “I think they have been waiting to see what the president was going to say.”
Hijackers lived like ‘ordinary Americans’
September 21, 2001
They frequented a pizza parlor, talked baseball, worked out at gyms in Maryland and Florida. One scanned titles at an adult video store, but made no purchases. Another dropped in for coffee and cookies with his apartment manager. As they meticulously prepared for their cataclysmic strike against America, the 19 suicide hijackers spent months experiencing some of the most ordinary facets of American life.
Business group goes to bat for universities
Hall foundation outlines legislative lobbying efforts to restore higher education to its ‘paramount’ place
September 21, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Complaining that Kansas slights its universities, Kansas City-area businesses announced Thursday a campaign to convince legislators and the public to spend more on higher education. “We are concerned that the Legislature is not giving the degree of support to Kansas colleges and universities that they should,” said William A. Hall, president of the Hall Family Foundation.
Islamic clerics ask bin Laden to leave
U.S. rejects Afghanistan’s decision, renews demand for action
September 21, 2001
Facing the prospect of U.S. attacks, Islamic clerics urged Osama bin Laden to leave Afghanistan. The United States said the call Thursday fell short of its demands, and a Taliban official acknowledged the alleged terrorist mastermind might have problems finding another nation willing to accept him. The clerics’ statement, issued at the end of a two-day meeting of the Ulema, or council of religious leaders, set no deadline for bin Laden to depart and included a warning of a jihad, or holy war, against the United States if its forces attacked this impoverished country.
Patriotism runs strong in small Kansas town
September 21, 2001
American flags line the main street for almost a mile and hang in store windows and outside homes. But forget about trying to buy an Old Glory in this rural town. In a community where patriotism seems second nature, many residents said Thursday they support the battle against terrorism but urged President Bush to proceed with caution.
6Sports report: LHS soccer team takes Free State
September 21, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Firebirds win over Lawrence High.
USDA worries about bioterrorism in state
September 21, 2001
With its huge hog farms, livestock feedyards and slaughter plants, Kansas makes a tempting target for bioterrorists bent on disrupting the nation’s food supply by introducing diseases such as foot-and-mouth, the state’s top veterinarian said. “If you are going to use bioterrorism as a weapon, you go to where animals are concentrated,” said Kevin Varner, veterinarian in charge for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Kansas. “We are definitely in the crosshairs.”
SLT support
September 21, 2001
Manhattan drops LHS tennis team
September 21, 2001
Lawrence High won three singles matches and a doubles match in a 5-4 loss to Manhattan in a girls tennis dual on Thursday. Lawrence’s Abby Olson, Sara Olson, Becca Fritzel won in singles. Fritzel teamed with Sydney Lartigue to win No. 2 doubles.
Garden analogy
September 21, 2001
Phoenix shall rise
September 21, 2001
Life lessons
September 21, 2001
George stifles Cleveland’s offense - Royals 4, Indians 2
September 21, 2001
Chris George figured the surest way to get on national TV was to do something special, so he made the best play of his life. George made a sensational fielding play in the first inning and then held Cleveland to four hits over the next six, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 4-2 win over the Indians.
Americans are not to blame
September 21, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Let’s get something straight. The events of Sept. 11 did not happen because we did something wrong. Or because we somehow “deserved” them.
Eudora needs victory to stay in race
Cardinals to take on first-place Spring Hill tonight in Frontier League showdown
September 21, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus If Eudora High wants to make a run for another Frontier League football title, the Cardinals will need a victory tonight. EHS (2-1 overall, 2-1 league) will play host to Spring Hill (3-0, 3-0) in the Journal-World area game of the week. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Laws Field.
Stevenson to stand trial
Statutory rape charge reduced from felony to misdemeanor
September 21, 2001
The statutory rape charge against Utah Jazz guard DeShawn Stevenson was reduced Thursday from a felony to a misdemeanor after a court hearing in which one alleged victim changed her story.
Washed-up Rodman back in news
Former NBA player could serve year in jail for speeding in boat
September 21, 2001
Hey, it isn’t easy thinking of ways to get into the news when you are a washed-up basketball player. So give Dennis Rodman points for originality when he was charged with three misdemeanors for speedingthrough the Newport Beach (Ca.) Harbor in his 47-foot boat.
Insurance nominee from 1998 to run again
September 21, 2001
The 1998 Republican nominee for insurance commissioner plans to run for the office again next year.
First Kansas Guard unit activated
134th Air Control Squadron to provide support to Central Command
September 21, 2001
The 134th Air Control Squadron, a Kansas Air National Guard unit at McConnell Air Force Base, has been activated for the national response to last week’s terrorist attacks.
Stocks still tumbling; Dow falls 382 points
September 21, 2001
Wall Street hastened its retreat from the economic damage of last week’s terrorist attacks, sending stocks tumbling Thursday in their third steep decline in four days. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 382 points, bringing its loss so far this week to 1,229 points nearly 13 percent and putting the blue chip index in line for its biggest one-week point drop.
Trade Center death toll soars
More than 900 people added to missing list as foreign victims counted
September 21, 2001
The number of missing in America’s worst terrorist attack soared Thursday to 6,333, with hundreds of foreigners added to the list of victims feared dead beneath the crumbled World Trade Center. The number had been 5,422 for several days.
FAA steps up recruitment for sky marshals
September 21, 2001
Help wanted: For dangerous assignments, sometimes in foreign lands with unstable governments or terrorist activity. Limited contact with family and limited time off. $35,100 to $80,800 yearly.
Governance of state jucos under study
Community colleges would be put under regents control under plan
September 21, 2001
By Scott Rothschild A consultant’s report on the Kansas higher education system likely will recommend putting community colleges under the authority of a statewide board, officials said Thursday.
Athletes of the week
September 21, 2001
Huskers roll over Rice
Gamecocks edge Mississippi State in SEC showdown
September 21, 2001
This was the Eric Crouch that Nebraska fans had been expecting. Crouch threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores as No. 4 Nebraska beat Rice, 48-3, Thursday night. Crouch, who had just two rushing touchdowns and one passing in the first three games, looked more like the player who carried the Huskers’ offense the past two seasons.
Oklahoma to face ‘Bama
September 21, 2001
Oklahoma will play 13 football games in 2002, including six home games, among them a Sept. 7 contest against Alabama, officials announced Thursday. The game with the Crimson Tide is the first of a home-and-home series between the two schools. Oklahoma will travel to Alabama in 2003.
League, players supporting victims
September 21, 2001
The NFL and its players association will contribute a minimum of $5 million each to organizations aiding victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The minimum contribution of $10 million, announced Thursday, will be placed in a special NFL-NFLPA Disaster Relief Fund and will be administered by a joint board co-chaired by Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and NFL Players Association Executive Director Gene Upshaw.
Service with a soul
Heartland Community Church reaches out to students
September 21, 2001
By Jim Baker A new outreach ministry at Heartland Community Church aims to feed the souls of young adults. The ministry, called Soul Cafe, meets from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. the first three Mondays of each month at Heartland, 619 Vt., and features a Christian rock band from the Kansas City area called Sandal Dust.
U.S. assembling terror strike force
September 21, 2001
The United States is pouring military firepower into the Persian Gulf area in preparation for President Bush’s promised war on terrorism. The Air Force is sending B-52 and B-1 bombers and fighter jets while mobilizing thousands of reservists, and the Army is readying its commando forces.
Anti-terrorism office to fight attacks on U.S. soil
September 21, 2001
It will be the daunting task of President Bush’s new Office of Homeland Security to ensure terrorists can’t take advantage of the nation’s ease of movement to carry out attacks.
Oread houses receive reprieve
September 21, 2001
By Joel Mathis Some old houses in the 1300 block of Ohio have received a reprieve from demolition for now. The city’s seven-member Historic Resources Commission unanimously voted Thursday night against Kansas University’s plans to destroy the homes and replace them with scholarship halls, saying the demolition would damage the environs of two nearby buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
Femme Fest’ fund-raiser to benefit Lawrence women’s ministry
September 21, 2001
By Jim Baker Martha and Mary’s Way, a Lawrence ministry for women, will hold a fund-raising event called “Femme Fest” Saturday. The program will feature a garage sale of spiritual, inspirational and “gently used” items, plus a silent auction and refreshments. Live music will also be performed during the event.
Make discipline a game for child
September 21, 2001
My little girl, Tara, is sometimes sugar-sweet and other times she is unbearably irritating. How can I get her out of a bad mood when she has not really done anything to deserve punishment?
Jefferson rewrote Bible
Unitarians publish president’s version
September 21, 2001
It must have been a peculiar sight: The author of the Declaration of Independence, seated in his Monticello mansion, cutting the Bible into pieces. But such was the pastime of Thomas Jefferson during his last decade, reviving a project he originated while serving as the nation’s third president.
National League Roundup: Bonds tags 64th homer
Houston nudges San Francisco, 5-4, in 10 innings
September 21, 2001
Even as the Giants were swept by the Astros, Barry Bonds wasn’t worried about his team. Despite Bonds’ league-leading 64th home run Thursday, San Francisco lost 5-4 to Houston, finishing a disappointing three-game series. “We’ve got plenty of time,” Bonds said.
Everett plans to ask Red Sox for trade
September 21, 2001
Carl Everett’s four-game suspension by the Red Sox is due to end after tonight’s game. There remains a probability, however, that Everett already has played his last game in a Red Sox uniform.
Baseball briefs
September 21, 2001
Williams leaves game after being hit in head Mariners’ Boone has bruised heel Cardinals’ Vina bruises right hand
Lawrence optometrists focus on serving children
September 21, 2001
Company: Crandon & Crandon, 1019 Mass Owners: Drs. Brent and Elizabeth Crandon.
Louisiana ramp off trafficway a no-go
Task force agrees neighborhood is too congested
September 21, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn South Lawrence Trafficway task force members agreed Thursday that if or when the bypass is completed, there should be no access to it from already-congested Louisiana Street. “If Louisiana has an access off of the new trafficway, I think we are going to create a lot of concerns, and rightly so, from the neighborhood along Louisiana,” said John Haase, a planning commissioner and task force member.
Area briefs
September 21, 2001
Police seek suspects in robbery of 10-year-old Exhibit director to be honored at KU retirement reception Medical condition blamed in death at accident Eudora resident charged in Lawrence stabbing
6Sports report: Lions take down the Wildcats 56 - 6
September 21, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Lawrence High football team’s victory over KC Washington.
Charles E. Caffey
September 21, 2001
Ruttan services
September 21, 2001
Kenneth W. Masters
September 21, 2001
Weeks services
September 21, 2001
Peggy J. Peeler
September 21, 2001
LMH panel to study detoxification center
September 21, 2001
Lawrence Memorial Hospital has formed an internal task force to evaluate a recent request from the community to consider dedicating three to four hospital beds for use by homeless people whose drug and alcohol problems make them ineligible to use the Salvation Army’s homeless shelter.
6Sports report: Firebirds beat SM West and Olathe North
September 21, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Free State Firebirds volleyball games.
6News report: Updates from around the world
September 21, 2001
Kim Hall reports on news from around the world in the wake of last Tuesday’s terrorist attacks.
6News report: Bush warns Taliban
September 21, 2001
Kim Hall reports on Thursday nights address by President Bush to Congress and the nation.
Model railroad hobbyists put on show, swap meet
September 21, 2001
By Jim Baker Model railroad trains aren’t just for children Steve Meseraull can tell you that. Meseraull, 57, is vice president of the Lawrence Model Railroad Club, which has about 45 members. “We’ve got people (in the club) from 19 years old up to 76 or 78,” says Meseraull.
Nation briefs
September 21, 2001
Federal judge blocks ban on late-term abortions Trial to continue against police office Anti-abortion fugitive faces weapons charges Hailstorm kills birds
6News report: Protestors want non-violent response to the terrorist attacks
September 21, 2001
Kim Hall reports on a protest for peace that took place on Thursday evening.
Nation briefs
September 21, 2001
Stamp would raise money Ads aim at backlash Arabs are American, too Airlines cut in-flight meals U.S. can’t use airspace
6News report: Theologian says reform needed
September 21, 2001
Josh Garber reports on a speech that took place Thursday at the Dole Center.
Briefcase
September 21, 2001
Global markets continue slide Applied Materials to cut 2,000 jobs British Airways slashes staff, flight operations FedEx profits drop
Horscopes
September 21, 2001
review
September 21, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com The title of Phyllis Nagy’s play is quite deceptive. “Butterfly Kiss” — when a person winks an eye so the lashes brush against another’s face — is not about innocence, romance or love.
CUT Thunder Mustang
September 21, 2001
Special to the Journal-World THUNDER MUSTANGS soon could be flying out of Lawrence Municipal Airport. Gutworks LLC, of Lawrence, last week acquired the company that makes the plane kits, and wants to produce them in a city hangar at the airport. The Thunder Mustang, a replica of the P-51 fighter, costs $300,000 and cruises at 345 mph.
Soundoff on chipmunks
September 21, 2001
I saw something that looked like a chipmunk in downtown Lawrence the other day. Are there chipmunks in northeast Kansas? Yes, said Thor Holmes, collection manager at Kansas University’s Natural History Museum.