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Man charged with helping hijackers get phony I.D.
U.S. orders new criminal checks for airport workers
September 24, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 4:21 p.m.) One man has been charged with helping some of the hijackers in the terrorist attacks fraudulently obtain Virginia identification cards, prosecutors said Monday.
Bush signs order freezing assets of terrorists, terrorist organizations
September 24, 2001
(Updated Monday at 9:30 a.m.) Calling it a “strike on the financial foundation” of terrorists, President Bush signed an executive order Monday freezing the assets of 27 individuals and organizations.
Stocks rebound, Dow rises 368.05
September 24, 2001
(Updated Monday at 3:57 p.m.) Stocks surged higher Monday, carrying the Dow Jones industrials up more than 360 points, as bargain hunters returned to help Wall Street rebound from one of its worst weeks ever. But the market remained extremely nervous, and no one was betting that the gains would hold.
Pakistan pulls diplomats from Afghanistan; Taliban say U.S. should change Mideast policies
September 24, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 8:47 a.m.) Pakistan announced Monday it had removed its diplomats from Afghanistan, and the hardline Taliban leader said the United States should withdraw its forces from the Persian Gulf and end its “bias” against Palestinians if it wants to eliminate the threat of global terrorism.
Source: New York mayor seeks to extend term
Rudolph Giuliani reportedly to make announcement today
September 24, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 7:30 a.m.) Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who is barred by term limits from running for re-election this fall, is trying to extend his term, a source close to the mayor told The Associated Press on Monday.
Rescuers find jetliner fuselage at Trade Center
Toll of missing rises to 6,453
September 24, 2001
(Updated Monday at 9:07 a.m.) Toiling in the rubble of the World Trade Center, firefighter Paul McGuire said he keeps “waiting for that cheer to ring out where they find someone.” Another weekend passed without that hope being answered. Instead, the number of missing increased by more than 100 to 6,453 on Sunday, although city officials stressed the number is subject to change.
Bonds rips two homers
Slugger up to 66 on season; Sosa at 58
September 24, 2001
Thanks, Tony.
Running backs Taylor, Hearst, Staley, Konrad injured
September 24, 2001
It was not a healthy day for NFL running backs Sunday.
Wall Street prepares for another week of uncertainty
September 24, 2001
Still recuperating from one of Wall Street’s worst showings ever, investors are preparing for another week of uncertain stock trading.
City may seek real estate acquisition
September 24, 2001
It’s a short meeting planned for Tuesday night and the only item on the regular agenda is being kept from public view.
Stephen Archer
September 24, 2001
Phelps philosophy
September 24, 2001
Transplant issues agonizing for student
Mother of KU junior from Brazil may be able to save daughter’s life with kidney
September 24, 2001
By Mindie Paget Lying in her hospital bed, Rachel Magario clutches a stuffed animal under each arm. The animals have accompanied the Kansas University student for the last few weeks as she has undergone dialysis at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Dogs are state-of-the-art search tools
September 24, 2001
With thousands still buried in the World Trade Center rubble, one of the most refined search tools available is the shining black nose of a dog named Jake.
Wizards’ Jordan lives for competition
NBA great returning because he misses the game, not because he needs another title
September 24, 2001
True story: Michael Jordan was once losing at golf to a casual acquaintance who said he really had to get going because, well, he was late for his own son’s Bar Mitzvah.
Saudi air base off-limits
September 24, 2001
The Saudi base Washington chose as its command and control center for the U.S. anti-terrorism offensive has been declared off-limits for retaliatory flights, a Saudi official said Sunday.
White Sox complete three-game sweep of Royals
September 24, 2001
Jerry Manuel has a philosophy that young left-handed pitchers either have it, or they don’t. In 22-year-old Mark Buehrle, the Chicago White Sox seem to have one that’s got it.
U.S. ridicules claim bin Laden missing
Americans in Pakistan coordinating military strike
September 24, 2001
Faced with U.S. demands to hand over Osama bin Laden, Afghanistan’s Taliban leadership claimed Sunday it has been unable to find the alleged terrorist mastermind and advise him of a recommendation to leave the country. American officials dismissed the claim, which came as a U.S. Defense Department team arrived in Pakistan to discuss military cooperation for a strike against bin Laden and his Taliban allies.
Apple fights to regain ground in education market
September 24, 2001
In education, “A” has long stood for Apple. But nowadays, “B” is for the big school battle with “C” the competition Dell Computer Corp. With technology boot camps for teachers and computer-leasing programs for parents, Apple Computer Inc. has been fighting hard to regain ground after losing its lead in education sales to Dell two years ago.
Courage to get back to life
September 24, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald For the last few days, I’ve been trying to remember who Gary Condit is. Yes, I know. Sleazy congressman. Missing intern. Connie Chung interview. What I mean is, I’ve been trying to remember what it felt like back in the days when he mattered more than anything else in the world. It all seems so distant now. As unreal as dreams.
Artistic tribute
September 24, 2001
Tree might be a state champ
September 24, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Along the Wakarusa River, on property owned by Debbie Schirar, is a mighty cottonwood that might be the largest tree in Douglas County and one of the largest of its kind in Kansas. With a trunk 18 feet in circumference, Schirar’s cottonwood is larger than a pin oak south of Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium that measures 13 feet 6 inches and is considered a “state champion” tree.
Welfare chief stands by marriage
September 24, 2001
Wade Horn, the nation’s new welfare chief, believes a ring, a walk down the aisle and a promise to love, honor and cherish may be the key to moving families out of poverty.
Trainer completes course on crutches
Park finishes despite ankle injury
September 24, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Barb Park’s story was astonishing enough before, when the Lawrence resident was back training for triathlons only four months after giving birth to her daughter Elizabeth last year. Sunday, Park’s racing tale may have become legendary as the 30-year-old finished the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Triathlon at Lone Star Lake on crutches.
Detained man was combative in K.C.
September 24, 2001
Khalid Suleiman, as he was known here, is remembered as a combative cab driver and inept flight student who left little behind but headaches and unpaid bills.
What’s new
September 24, 2001
Dockers introduces pants that are tech-friendly Pavilion packs powerful punch in small package Daltile launches Web site for virtual tile designing
High school has sure changed
September 24, 2001
By Tony Kornheiser Creators Syndicate Having dropped off my daughter at college, I turned my attention to my son, Michael, a sophomore in high school.
More difficult days lie ahead
September 24, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group It was a portent. At the National Cathedral service three days after the attacks, the congregation, including the president, did not sing the fifth verse of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” as it often has been sung in recent years. Many tender spirits have considered the hymn too bellicose the grapes of wrath, and the fateful lightning of a terrible swift sword so the verse has been sung, “As He died to make men holy, let us live to make men free.” At the Cathedral the verse was sung as it was written in 1862, when there was a lot of dying being done: “As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free.”
Pope begs God for peace
September 24, 2001
Pope John Paul II issued a powerful call Sunday for Christians and Muslims to work together against bloodshed and strife following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States. “I beg God to keep the world in peace,” he declared.
Oakland clinches wild card
Athletics headed to postseason after sweep of Seattle
September 24, 2001
Last season, the Oakland Athletics waited until their final game to win a playoff spot. This season, they rebounded from an abysmal start to earn the AL wild card with a dozen games to spare.
God Bless America’ becomes tragedy’s anthem
September 24, 2001
As millions adorn their living room windows and SUVs with Old Glory, people are reviving another familiar, reassuring way of expressing their patriotism: They’re busting out with renditions of “God Bless America” at every event imaginable.
Briefly
September 24, 2001
United Airlines suspends ‘pilot-for-day’ program Fireworks displays allowed to resume Gas prices fall 2 cents Buddhist monks chant prayers for victims’ souls
Horoscopes
September 24, 2001
State plan may help county insurance
September 24, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn It was a tough year for Douglas County residents to be in the health insurance business. They had to cough up more than three-quarters of a million dollars to cover unexpected losses. That’s why county officials are now closely monitoring, and this week testifying on, a state plan that may help ease the burden county taxpayers shoulder when it comes to health insurance for county employees.
Gruesome exhibit marks anniversary of uprising
September 24, 2001
As Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Sunday postponed scheduled peace talks with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Palestinian university students opened an exhibition that included a grisly re-enactment of a suicide bombing in Jerusalem. The exhibit commemorates the year-old uprising against Israel.
Open borders are early casualties
September 24, 2001
The United States has sharply intensified inspections and anti-terrorist surveillance along its Canadian and Mexican borders, reshaping the face of two of the most open international frontiers maybe for years to come.
The Mag: Keaton box
September 24, 2001
What: “The Railrodder” at The 9th annual Buster Keaton Celebration When: 11:10 a.m. Saturday
February date for Super Bowl?
September 24, 2001
The Super Bowl probably will be delayed a week and will be moved if a schedule change in New Orleans can’t be arranged, NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue said Sunday.
Dolphins down Raiders
Fiedler’s scramble gives Miami 18-15 victory
September 24, 2001
Only seconds remained when New York native Jay Fiedler dove for the end zone, holding the ball above his head like a rugby player and skidding across the goal line for the winning touchdown as the crowd erupted.
New York, victims on players’ minds
September 24, 2001
Mike Barrow looked at the American flag sticker on the back of his football helmet and remembered the sacrifices of generations past. He looked at the letters on the side of that helmet, and remembered the pain and resilience of the city they stand for.
Allenby needs no playoff
Golfer wins Pennsylvania Classic by three shots
September 24, 2001
Undefeated in playoffs, Robert Allenby finally took the easy route Sunday by never letting anyone close to his lead and closing with a 4-under 68 to win the Pennsylvania Classic.
WTC crews find more wreckage from plane
September 24, 2001
Rescue workers sifting through still-smoldering debris of the World Trade Center and uncovered a 10-foot piece of jetliner fuselage.
On the record
September 24, 2001
KU briefs
September 24, 2001
Former census director to speak at KU KU offers forum on terrorism issues
Assassination ban re-examined
September 24, 2001
In an earlier time, when the Cold War was hot, the U.S. government tried everything from mob hits to lethal pills to get Fidel Castro. The Cuban leader once bragged of surviving dozens of plots. In those fearful times, the government also shipped poison to the Congo intended for independence leader Patrice Lumumba and supplied pistols and carbines to dissidents who shot Dominican Republic dictator Rafael Trujillo, congressional investigators concluded.
Crop-dusting flights banned again
Manual found in terrorist hideout; hijacker inquired about planes
September 24, 2001
FBI and Federal Aviation Administration officials banned crop-dusting flights Sunday amid reports that a crop-dusting manual had been found in the search of a possible terrorist hideout. In addition, it was learned that suspected hijacker Mohammed Atta had twice visited an airport in Belle Glade, Fla., to ask detailed questions about how to fly a crop-duster plane.
Seminoles tumble in polls
September 24, 2001
Florida State stumbled on the field, then tumbled in the national rankings.
Jordan decision imminent
September 24, 2001
The five-month wait for the inevitable is nearly over. Barring an improbable change of heart, Michael Jordan’s comeback is about to become official. The route from “99.9 percent chance that I won’t” in April to “I’m doing it for the love of the game” will end with an announcement this week, possibly as early as today.
Evelyn Kasson
September 24, 2001
William Courtney
September 24, 2001
Public Forum on Aging focuses on living well
September 24, 2001
Three guests speakers will inform audience members at the 11th Annual Public Forum on Aging at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. This year the program is called “Planning Ahead: A Proactive Approach to Living Well.”
Screening day will put spotlight on manic-depression
September 24, 2001
On the money: Books help find the perfect job
September 24, 2001
The decision about a right career field often is as difficult as choosing the right job. We all want a job that not only will make us happy, but also will prove rewarding. A number of good books provide insights on how to go about finding the perfect job.
War in oil-bearing countries raises economic risk meter
September 24, 2001
So often, I’ve written to you about the unforeseen. By definition, we never know what that’s going to be. But when you lay plans for the future, you need an asterisk somewhere for the sudden, unexpected turns of life and death.
Brokers must follow strict standards
September 24, 2001
What is a broker’s responsibility when it comes to the suitability of investments? State and federal laws, as well as rules set by the National Association of Securities Dealers and the New York Stock Exchange, hold those who sell stocks or bonds to strict standards akin to those applied to lawyers and accountants.
A Giant win for N.Y.
September 24, 2001
Inspired by a visit to heroic rescue workers, the New York Giants went out and won a ballgame for them and the rest of their wounded city. In front of fans who hung banners that said “KC loves NY” and cheered them as they took the field, the Giants beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 13-3, on Sunday in the teams’ first game since the terrorist attacks.
Australian defeats mentor in LMH
Retiring Hobson finishes second to McCormack in final competition of career
September 24, 2001
By Andy Samuelson As a youngster growing up in Sydney, Australia, Chris McCormack’s first impressions of the United States came from the Wizard of Oz. This past weekend the 28-year-old McCormack halfway expected to see Dorothy, the yellow brick road or even a tornado as he made his first trip to Kansas to take part in Sunday’s Lawrence Memorial Hospital Triathlon at Lone Star Lake.
Terror evidence to be released
Case against prime suspect called ‘very obvious’
September 24, 2001
A solemn President Bush returned the American flag to full staff Sunday as the United States promised to lay out evidence making Osama bin Laden’s guilt in the terrorist attacks “very obvious to the world.” Secretary of State Colin Powell said the government would “put before the world, the American people, a persuasive case that … it is al-Qaida, led by Osama bin Laden, who has been responsible.” Several officials pledged Bush will disrupt the flow of money to bin Laden with an executive order freezing his group’s U.S. assets.
Bonds can’t always assure safe bet
Losses suffered by one conservative investor offer example of what not to do
September 24, 2001
All Thomas Petruzelli wanted, he says, was a stable income for his retirement. The New Jersey dentist had been forced to sell his practice when he developed neuromuscular problems with the chief tools of his trade, his hands.
Windows XP system adds plethora of new if limited features
September 24, 2001
Burn a CD. Edit a home movie. Put up a personal firewall. Add videoconferencing to your text chat. Work on your computer from afar via remote control.
Spare some bandwidth?
Free wireless Internet movement shares the wealth
September 24, 2001
As a breeze rustles the leaves in a city park, Terry Schmidt pops open his laptop computer and fires up his Web browser. Schmidt’s fingers race across the keyboard as he surfs the Internet wirelessly and without owing anyone a cent.
High-tech hellos
Online videoconferencing a new long-distance connection
September 24, 2001
I don’t know what’s going to be more difficult: paying for my son’s college expenses or prying his mother away from her “baby” when we leave him in his new home-away-from-home in South Bend, Ind. While 1,200 miles will separate us from our oldest child, technology will help make the mother and son separation less distressing. Along with buying a new computer (practically required for any new college student these days), I decided to set up a computer videoconferencing system.
Oregon rallies to beat USC
September 24, 2001
Sooner or later, this tightrope act is going to catch up with Oregon.
Hard times for Irish
September 24, 2001
The Notre Dame squad that coach Bob Davie describes as the most talented in his eight years at the school is lost offensively and in danger of being the first Irish team to open 0-3.
Earnhardt earns victory at Dover
Gordon maintains sizable points lead with fourth-place finish in Ripken 400
September 24, 2001
Inspired by Old Glory and flag-waving fans, one of America’s favorite driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Cal Ripken Jr. 400 on Sunday as NASCAR raced for the first time since the terrorist attacks.
GOP likely will contest Glasscock’s governor bid
September 24, 2001
The field of candidates for the Republican gubernatorial nomination should begin to settle during the next few weeks. Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall, Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer, State Treasurer Tim Shallenburger and Senate President Dave Kerr all have expressed an interest in next year’s race. Fourth District Congressman Todd Tiahrt also is a potential candidate.
Less war, more peace
September 24, 2001
Priceless asset
September 24, 2001
Addiction recovery
September 24, 2001
Structural problems
September 24, 2001
J-W Editorials If the houses in the 1300 block of Ohio were so significant to Lawrence’s history, why hadn’t preservationists focused on them earlier? The houses were a disgrace and in a state of decay and neglect. Owners didn’t want to spend the money necessary to improve the structures. There were no public appeals by neighbors or those professing to be interested in restoring the structures or preserving their historical significance.
Local briefs
September 24, 2001
Fraud: Callers charged thousands in Caribbean telephone scam A phone scam using an area code in the Caribbean is being used to charge people thousands of dollars on their phone bills across the country. According to AT&T, people receive messages on their answering machine or pager to dial a number beginning with area code 809 because a family member is ill or has died, the person has won a prize or other reasons. By calling the number, people are charged $2,425 per minute, as much as $24,100, which then appears on their regular phone bills. The 809 area code is located in the Bahamas and is in the process of being split into other area codes, including 242, 246, 264, 284, 345, 441, 473, 664, 758, 767, 784, 787, 868, 869 and 876. AT&T is asking people to disregard the message or investigate without calling the number. If such a call is received, people can report it to the National Fraud Information Center, Washington, D.C., by calling (800) 876-7060. ________________ Entertainment: Festival lets visitors explore region’s Scottish heritage The McPherson Scottish Festival and Highland Games at Lakeside Park, gave visitors a chance to learn more about the region’s cultural heritage. ________________ Hallmark Symposium: Prize-winning illustrator to give lecture at KU Caldecott Medal-winning medalist Stephen T. Johnson will speak at 6 p.m. Monday at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art as part of the Hallmark Symposium series. Johnson will speak in place of graphic designer Paul Sahre. Johnson has returned to Lawrence, his hometown, after several years in New York City, where he established a successful commercial illustration career. His children’s book “Alphabet City” explored the hidden letters found in the urban landscape and was honored with a Caldecott Medal. Other books illustrated by Johnson include “City by Numbers,” “Hoops” and “My Little Red Toolbox.” Johnson’s work also appears on a wide variety of consumer products and promotional materials, such as Samuel Adams beer. He is working on a series of murals for a major New York City subway station. The lecture is free and open to the public. ________________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.549 at several area service stations. 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 board.
Fellowship ‘glorifies God’ with free meals for public
September 24, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess An Oskaloosa Christian group has been spreading good will and good food with a free meal on Sundays at Burcham Park. They feed the homeless and anyone who wants to drop by with healthy servings of homemade food.
Study finds marker for high blood pressure
September 24, 2001
Researchers have identified a marker on the male chromosome that may partly explain why high blood pressure affects more men than women until middle age. The discovery supports the belief that genetics contributes to the risk of developing the condition.
Kansas City rape victims face threat of hepatitis
September 24, 2001
The man dubbed the Westport rapist nearly 20 years ago after attacking women in their beds may have victimized his victims twice.
Hardball’ wins soft weekend
September 24, 2001
Ticket sales at the box office plunged over the weekend, and analysts blamed the drop on a dearth of new movies and the blockbuster television telethon that kept many from the movie theaters.
Thousands pay tribute at prayer service
September 24, 2001
Representatives of New York’s broad spectrum of faiths took the field of Yankee Stadium on Sunday for a flag-draped gathering of prayer for the victims of terrorism. “We need faith, wisdom and strength of soul,” said New York’s Roman Catholic archbishop.
Briefs
September 24, 2001
Brown done for seaason A-Rod breaks record
Businesses prepare for gaps as active reservists called to duty
September 24, 2001
The police stations, hospitals and businesses that employ reservists and members of the National Guard are preparing for a military action that could leave them looking for workers. President Bush has authorized activation of up to 50,000 of the part-time troops to protect military installations and to help with the recovery of victims of the World Trade Center and Pentagon strikes.
Boeing working to restore confidence
September 24, 2001
Even as Boeing prepares to lay off as many as 30,000 people, the nation’s leading airplane maker is aggressively working to revitalize the airline industry and get itself back on track after the terrorist attacks.
Assisted living facilities under fire across state
Largely unregulated, these ‘care homes’ are ideal for some aging residents and disastrous for others
September 24, 2001
By Dave Ranney An elderly Salina woman nearly bleeds to death after falling in her bathroom and lying undiscovered for almost eight hours. She died three weeks later. In Wichita, a confused resident died after wandering outside during an ice storm.
The Mag: Amazing rhythm box
September 24, 2001
Who: The Amazing Rhythm Aces When: 9 p.m. Friday
The Mag: Arts in Sunday
September 24, 2001
This pix is being taken Monday night. “Six Degrees of Separation” tackles racism, homophobia and other issues.