Archive for Thursday, September 27, 2001

All stories

Graves to increase security at selected Kansas airports
September 27, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 11:59 p.m.) Gov. Bill Graves said he will call up Kansas National Guard members to help with security at selected airports around the state.
Planning commission delays ‘big box’ decision
September 27, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 11:19 a.m.) The Lawrence-Douglas Planning Commission on Tuesday night decided to delay tackling a “big box” development decision at Sixth and Wakarusa Drive until next Wednesday.
Afghan authorities tell bin Laden to leave
September 27, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 11:02 a.m.) Afghan authorities have delivered a message to Osama bin Laden advising him of a decision by the country’s clerics recommending that he leave Afghanistan voluntarily, the Taliban ambassador to Pakistan said Thursday.
Trade Center victims’ families applying for death certificates
More than 6,300 people still missing
September 27, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 7:53 a.m.) They clutched envelopes containing the dry and official details of lives cut short: A birth or marriage certificate. A rental agreement. A letter from an employer.
Bush calls for added protection at airports
President trying to lure passengers back
September 27, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 10:30 a.m.) President Bush urged governors Thursday to call up National Guard units to protect U.S. airports while he implements a long-term plan to secure airlines from terrorist attack. The package includes putting the federal government in charge of airport security.
Bush process may undermine action
September 27, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group There is a tension between President Bush’s properly ambitious war aims, which he has stated with minimal ambiguity, and the process he has set in motion to achieve those aims.
Lawrence briefs
September 27, 2001
Researchers honored by KU University High School eighth reunion scheduled Alcohol may be involved in early-morning accident Low-speed ‘chase’ ends in driveway
Hollywood goes sensitive
September 27, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe For a long time, I kept a cartoon on my desk that offered some black-humor perspective on the world.
Netanyahu proves prophetic
September 27, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services If there were such things as prophets in our day, as there were in ancient times, former (and perhaps future) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be one.
Layoffs abound in travel industry
Unemployed seek benefits, severance pay
September 27, 2001
Carl Chambers’ job crumbled with the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, and since, he has relied on his union and government help to make ends meet. Chambers, 56, monitored elevators and escalators in the Twin Towers for contractor AMB, his employer for 27 years. He knew many employees in the towers, he said.
Mildred Newton
September 27, 2001
Charities provide options to reach out and help
September 27, 2001
These organizations will pass letters of thanks to rescue workers or expressions of comfort to those affected by the attacks.
Calendar
September 27, 2001
Local briefs
September 27, 2001
Lawrence family photo chosen for NY display A Lawrence man’s picture will appear Sunday on a larger-than-life video screen in Times Square in New York City. The photo of Danny Kieffer, who has Down syndrome, was selected from more than 1,000 entries in a National Down Syndrome Society call for photos. It will appear with about 200 other photos in a video production to be shown on the NBC Astrovision by Panasonic. The video kicks off National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Mary Ann Kieffer, Danny Kieffer’s mother, submitted the photo of her 27-year-old son and his 4-year-old nephew, Matthew Dean, sitting together in an oversized chair in the family’s living room. Mary Ann Kieffer said her son’s appearance in the video has given him some satisfaction that he’s doing what he can to help victims and rescue workers involved in the terrorist attacks. “I said, ‘Now you and Matt can be the little angels that are looking down on them,’” Mary Ann Kieffer said. “‘You’ll give them hope.’” __________________________ Show of support: Residents send posters to New York City mayor Nearly 30 poster boards with a total of more than 10,000 signatures were shipped Wednesday to the mayor of New York City. Clint Bradley, the local bank employee who helped organize the effort, said the giant cards send a message to New Yorkers that Lawrence is behind them in their efforts to rebuild from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Bradley expects the cards to arrive in the Big Apple by this weekend. __________________________ Transportation: Osprey Group to convene SLT consensus meeting The next meeting for a group of community stakeholders trying to reach consensus on the South Lawrence Trafficway project has been set for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Sixth and New Hampshire streets. The Osprey Group will convene a meeting of 17 community members who represent various groups, including Haskell Indian Nations University, Douglas County, the city of Lawrence, neighborhood associations and others. John Huyler, a principal with the Boulder, Colo.-based consulting firm, said the group will study new traffic numbers, discuss areas of agreement identified at the group’s meeting earlier this month, hear a report from HNTB engineers about new public involvement efforts, and discuss an evaluation matrix that HNTB may use to evaluate possible trafficway routes. The meeting is open to the public. __________________________ Community: Events set this weekend in Smart Growth conference There’s still time to get involved in Lawrence’s second annual Smart Growth conference. Friday, Judy Billings, director of the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau, will conduct a bus tour of endangered historical sites in Douglas County and will discuss how preservation might lure tourism dollars. The bus will leave at 5:30 p.m. from the Riverfront Plaza’s loading dock, near Seventh and New York streets. Admission is $5. Tickets are available in advance by calling Larry Kipp, chairman of Friends of Douglas County, at 843-3284. The Smart Growth Conference will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at SpringHill Suites by Mariott, 1 Riverfront Plaza. Local and national speakers will be featured, with an eye toward the growth experience of Boulder, Colo. Information about heritage tourism and economic development also will be provided, organizers said. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.469 at Miller Mart, 19th Street and Haskell Avenue. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol board.
People
September 27, 2001
Bullock gives $1 million to American Red Cross Leno to give show for free in Las Vegas Ono gives messages through peace lyrics Pat Boone moved to rerelease album
Archer services
September 27, 2001
Cobb lives dream
Woman driver born to race
September 27, 2001
By Matt Tait Like a lot of little girls, Jennifer Cobb grew up idolizing her father. She followed him wherever he went, and often that meant heading out to the garage to watch him work on his race car.
Eudora’s Miller fan of NASCAR for decades
September 27, 2001
Michael Sudhalter NASCAR’s has gained legions of new fans in recent years, but Dick Miller isn’t one of them.
South Carolina should edge ‘Bama
September 27, 2001
South Carolina is favored, but Alabama has history on its side. The Crimson Tide never have lost to the Gamecocks in a 10-game history dating back to 1920, with South Carolina averaging just five points per game during the series. And that includes last year’s 27-17 loss at Tuscaloosa.
U.S. taps NATO for intelligence
September 27, 2001
The United States told NATO allies Wednesday it needs more information on how to find Osama bin Laden and his followers and asked their help in gathering intelligence. “If we need collective (military) action, we’ll ask for it,” Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said after briefing NATO military leaders on the administration’s campaign against terrorism.
Nervous investors collect profits
Stocks retreat after two-day advance
September 27, 2001
Stocks fell back Wednesday as wary investors collected profits from Wall Street’s first two-day advance since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Analysts said the retreat was to be expected, given the week’s earlier gains and the troubled economy.
Letters
September 27, 2001
Movie listings
September 27, 2001
KU-Ball State game to be televised
September 27, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas University’s first-round Maui Invitational basketball game will be on television after all. The KU-Ball State contest, set for 3:30 p.m., Central time, Nov. 19, in Hawaii, will be carried live by the Jayhawk Television Network, KU and ESPN Regional officials announced on Wednesday.
Land of ahhhhs: Taj Mahal of racetracks has Kansas City sizzling
September 27, 2001
As pumped as the people of Kansas City are about the Winston Cup show coming to town, the words of a local ticket broker had to be a bit of a jolt.
Families begin sad task of applying for death certificates
September 27, 2001
Hundreds of people, some sobbing, filtered Wednesday into a building on a Hudson River pier, many to begin the heartbreaking process of applying for death certificates for loved ones still missing in the smoking ruins of the World Trade Center.
Afghans storm abandoned U.S. Embassy compound
September 27, 2001
Shouting “Long live Osama!” and “Death to America!” thousands of protesters burned an effigy of President Bush on Wednesday, then stormed the abandoned U.S. Embassy in the Afghan capital, torching old cars and a guardhouse and tearing down the U.S. seal above the entrance.
IMF warns of global recession
U.S. attacks likened to world’s costliest natural disaster
September 27, 2001
The International Monetary Fund warned Wednesday that severe fallout from the terrorist attacks in the United States could trigger a growth recession worldwide. But the 183-nation lending agency insisted that the outcome still could be avoided by aggressive government policy actions to stimulate growth.
Kansas investigating Miss Cleo’s ‘psychic hotline’
September 27, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas Attorney General’s Office may be in Miss Cleo’s future. The state’s top prosecutor is looking into the “psychic hotline” advertised on television to promote Miss Cleo’s readings. So far, Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall has received about 160 complaints from Kansans, alleging the TV ads are misleading, said Mark Ohlemeier, a spokesperson for the attorney general.
Senator shifts on splitting city
Lawmaker says Lawrence should be in one district, even if it’s the 2nd
September 27, 2001
By Scott Rothschild A chief legislator overseeing congressional redistricting on Wednesday broke ranks from fellow Republicans and said he will oppose any effort to split Lawrence between two congressional districts. But while that announcement from state Sen. David Adkins, R-Leawood, won applause from Lawrence officials, the second part of his stance was greeted coolly.
Megadeth to traitors
Metal legend takes no-holds-barred approach to life
September 27, 2001
By Geoff Harkness It may be hard to believe, but Dave Mustaine a man who’s spent most of his life singing songs about death and carnage is an avowed computer nerd.
SEVEN QUESTIONS with Tricky
September 27, 2001
By Geoff Harkness In a world filled with musicians who toe the PR party line, Tricky stands alone. Outspoken, opinionated and virtually unable to restrain his verbal musings, the U.K.-reared rapper holds nothing back when it comes to chatting with the press a phenomenon that’s earned him as many detractors as it has fans. Ask Tricky anything and you’re bound to get an earful of candid monologue, between king-sized tokes on his ever-present blunt. Remember “Juxtapose” the critically roasted collaboration he a did a few years back with DJ Muggs (Cypress Hill) and Grease (DMX)? Tricky does too.
Jack of all trades
Actor Bruce Campbell traces the evolution of a B movie career
September 27, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near If Bruce Campbell had found a career in Hollywood during the 1940s, he would be what they call a B movie actor. He’s generically handsome, with a square-jawed mug that is his trademark feature. He’s got a great sense of humor, charm and solid acting chops. These attributes probably would have been a boost to his career if he’d have lived 50 years ago, when he could have swashbuckled alongside Errol Flynn, dated dames with Robert Mitchum, and rode backup to John Wayne. At least then he could’ve had numerous opportunities in a variety of films.
Film Review - ‘Don’t Say a Word’
Don’t Say a Word’ abandons all things logical in exchange for familiar thrills
September 27, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Even great movies can require that viewers ignore simple logic. For example, the opening images and sounds of “Citizen Kane” are so captivating that one doesn’t give much consideration to the fact that no one is actually there to hear Charles Foster Kane’s pivotal final word.
Film Review - ‘Hearts of Atlantis’
Anthony Hopkins helps to anchor the frivolous fantasy ‘Hearts in Atlantis’
September 27, 2001
By Loey Lockerby Any movie starring Anthony Hopkins should be at least somewhat interesting by default. Hopkins is such a magnetic presence, he automatically elevates everything around him. “Hearts in Atlantis” needs all the help it can get.
Hearts’ in the right place
Australian filmmaker Scott Hicks draws on diverse skills for ‘Hearts in Atlantis’
September 27, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Struggling for years from job to job has left Australian director Scott Hicks with a rmhat seems too diverse for one person. To American filmgoers, he’s best known for helming “Shine,” an engrossing biopic about pianist David Helfgott and his lifelong struggles with mental illness. Geoffrey Rush scored an Oscar for playing the musician, and Hicks earned two Academy Award nominations for his directing and for writing the script (with Jan Sardi).
Going off the rails on a crazy train
Gerald Potterton recalls his collaboration with Buster Keaton on ‘The Railrodder’
September 27, 2001
By Dan Lybarger In a career that has spanned decades, British-born Gerald Potterton has made a name for himself in animation.
Out of Bounds: Fish hooked
Tortured worms, evil stickfish and bad karma can’t spoil writer’s day on quiet Kansas lake
September 27, 2001
By Seth Jones There’s something about hunting that just isn’t very sporting. A man takes a squirt bottle of deer urine and sprays it on himself. Then he waits in a tree for an unsuspecting deer to trot by, intending on blasting the placid “beast” with a shotgun.
Mills injures right knee
September 27, 2001
Kansas University sophomore receiver Derek Mills suffered a right knee sprain during football practice Wednesday at KU’s practice fields. He landed awkwardly while making a diving catch. The extent of the injury wasn’t immediately known.
Celebrated whistle-blower warns students about smoking hazards
September 27, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand wasn’t a typical cigarette smoker nor a run-of-the-mill tobacco company executive. When Wigand went to work as vice president for research and development at Louisville, Ky.-based Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. in 1988, he picked up the smoking habit along with his $300,000-a-year paycheck.
Earhart plane thought buried on island
September 27, 2001
Deep-sea expedition leader G. Michael Harris helped raise thousands of Titanic artifacts from the ocean depths. Now he thinks he can find Amelia Earhart’s missing plane by digging.
Development Planners approve Home Depot
September 27, 2001
By Joel Mathis The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission on Wednesday approved a rezoning request for a proposed development anchored by a Home Depot store at 31st and Iowa streets. A bigger version of the project was rejected by the Lawrence City Commission earlier this year, sending the developers back to the drawing board to create the streamlined proposal approved Wednesday.
Competition hits KU job fairs
September 27, 2001
By Mark Fagan Job-seeking Kansas University students are feeling the pressures spawned by a slowing economy. This week’s on-campus career fairs for engineering and business students drew fewer companies to participate, and those that did brought fewer job openings and prospects to their tables in the Kansas Union.
Parting shot
September 27, 2001
Nation Briefs
September 27, 2001
Los Angeles: Major subway line shut down by fumes New York City: Library board reports more book challenges Los Angeles: Judge voids ruling on Anna Nicole Smith
The Mag: 9/27 Best Bets
September 27, 2001
Road tested The Beta Band,
WKD captions German Baptist layout
September 27, 2001
Bill Snead/Journal-World Photos Lois Miller offered cherry and root beer floats to the women and children whose husbands were working on the new meeting house 12 miles west of Garnett.
American League Roundup: Mariners add to AL road record
Boone collects 135th RBI in Seattle’s 7-5 victory over Rangers
September 27, 2001
With little left to prove in the regular season, the Seattle Mariners keep adding to their record-setting numbers.
Gurss enjoys PR role with ‘Junior’
September 27, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock When Jade Gurss decided to cast his professional lot in life with NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., he expected to be kept busy.
New York faces new restrictions
Traffic curtailed, photographs limited in lower Manhattan
September 27, 2001
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani outlined tough new restrictions Wednesday on cars entering Manhattan, citing both security reasons and a need to ease traffic jams since the World Trade Center attack.
Speedway tightens security
Officials offer suggestions to enhance raceday experience
September 27, 2001
No backpacks, cases or large bags will be allowed into the track grandstands during the NASCAR Busch Series Mr. Goodcents 300 on Saturday, the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Protection One 400 on Sunday and the two practice and qualifying days leading up to the races.
Jayhawks aiding charity
September 27, 2001
Kansas University student-athletes will work to raise money for families of victims of the Sept. 11 national tragedy from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hy-Vee, 4000 West Sixth. St.
Wake Up Call: A call to arms control
Columnist explores the positives and negatives of packing heat
September 27, 2001
By Greg Douros “Weapons are the tools of violence. All decent men detest them.” Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher, 7th century B.C. “I want to say those words again for everyone within the sound of my voice to hear and to heed, and especially for you, Mr. Gore: From my cold dead hands!” NRA president Charlton Heston.
What’s hot is ‘Watt’
Mike Watt and the Tom and Jerry Show, The Bottleneck - Lawrence KS - 09/25/2001
September 27, 2001
By Michael Newman Mike Watt is as committed a rock and roll lifer as one can hope to see. The 40-something, punk mainstay parked his Econoline van in front of Lawrence’s Bottleneck Tuesday night for 90 minutes of inspired mayhem and humble appreciation for his fans that stayed with him till the wee hours.
Filling empty lives with humor
Comedian Bill Hicks is given a proper tribute with ‘Philosophy’
September 27, 2001
By Jon Niccum “I was over in Australia during Easter. It’s interesting to note they celebrate Easter the same way we do, commemorating the death and resurrection of Jesus by telling our children a giant bunny rabbit left chocolate eggs in the night … Why those two things? Why not goldfish left Lincoln Logs in your sock drawer.
What Are You Reading?
September 27, 2001
Word of Mouth: Mojo rising
A variety of spicy sauces gives Lawrence eatery the edge
September 27, 2001
By Diane Frook We all suffer those keen disappointments in life. Things like rejection letters from colleges, broken legs before ski trips or getting your heart set on some Mojo’s wings and finding out … they’re closed! And on such a not-really-a-holiday as Labor Day! I figure that any holiday that doesn’t come bundled with a meal (i.e., Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter) means restaurants should be open even if City Hall is closed. You will not convince me that food delivery is a non-essential service.
Baker, Avila deadlock
September 27, 2001
Eric Jones scored on an assist from Joe McArdle as Baker forged a 1-1 tie with Avila in Heart of America Conference men’s soccer on Wednesday. Baker, 4-4-2, will play host to William Jewell at noon on Saturday.
Arts Notes
September 27, 2001
Local talent named finalists in folk festival Musicians to celebrate ‘Jade Street’ release Mexican dancers honor company’s founder
Rookie Busch on meteoric rise
Driver catches ride into Winston Cup after tryout with Roush
September 27, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Kurt Busch doesn’t make much of a first impression. But he doesn’t often miss on his second. Such was the case two years ago, when Busch because of a reputation that outshone his youth was invited to try out for a spot on the legendary Jack Roush Racing Team.
Biffle makes waves in Busch series
Washington driver all but assured rookie of the year award
September 27, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Greg Biffle headed into his first season on NASCAR’s Busch Series with modest expectations. Now that the season is winding down, he can’t help but think he set his sights a little low.
KC-area shuttles available
September 27, 2001
Five metro bus routes will shuttle race fans to and from Kansas Speedway during the track’s NASCAR Busch Series Mr. Goodcents 300 and NASCAR Winston Cup Series Protection One 400. The shuttles cost $10 for a round-trip ticket each day Saturday and Sunday.
Baldwin’s Nelson visits salt flats
September 27, 2001
By Jeff Myrick, Baldwin City Signal Editor For Baldwin car enthusiast Ron Nelson, the history of car racing has evolved through the years, but always comes to back to one place speed.
City rivals to meet on road
September 27, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High and Free State High will go out of town to resume their intracity volleyball rivalry. The Lions (2-13) and Firebirds (9-5) are scheduled to battle at 6 p.m. today at Olathe East during a quadrangular. Host O-East and Blue Valley complete the quad.
Free State to face state champs
September 27, 2001
By Chuck Woodling If you want to characterize Olathe North as Goliath and Free State as David, that’s OK with Firebirds’ coach Bob Lisher. “I like challenges and our kids like challenges,” Lisher said.
Jordan boosts sales
NBA ticket orders rising
September 27, 2001
Suddenly, everyone wants to see the Washington Wizards. Typically one of the NBA’s weaker draws, the Wizards have become one of the biggest attractions around the league since Michael Jordan announced he was coming out of retirement to play for Washington.
Resurgent Beltran carries Royals past Tigers - Kansas City 8, Detroit 6
September 27, 2001
Carlos Beltran is reaching his individual goals with a strong second half of the season. Beltran hit his 20th home run and the Kansas City Royals took advantage of five errors to defeat the Detroit Tigers, 8-6, Wednesday, snapping a five-game losing streak. Beltran is hitting .344 since the All-Star break to raise his average from .263 to .297. He is second on the team with 86 RBIs and swiped his 27th base.
Redskins cut QB George
September 27, 2001
Jeff George was cut by Washington on Wednesday after he failed to lead the team to a single point in its two losses to open the season.
UT sweeps KU volleyball team
September 27, 2001
No. 23 Texas swept Kansas, 30-21, 30-17, 30-25, on Wednesday night at Gregory Gymnasium. After starting the season with 10 consecutive victories, the Jayhawks (10-2 overall, 1-2 Big 12) have dropped two straight matches.
Indiana natives support Knight
Red Raider fund raiser in Hoosier state raises $30,000
September 27, 2001
Bobby Knight still has drawing power in Indiana. About 600 people paid $40 a ticket to see Knight speak at a Texas Tech fund-raiser Wednesday, evidence the coach’s popularity in Indiana hasn’t changed, even if his place of employment has.
Cardinals’ Pitino mourns best friend
Brother-in-law killed in Sept. 11 tragedy at New York’s World Trade Center
September 27, 2001
As he watched replays of the second hijacked plane crashing into the World Trade Center, Louisville coach Rick Pitino began counting floors, hoping that his best friend was still alive.
LHS dominates home tennis meet
September 27, 2001
By Doug Pacey Less than a week away from the Sunflower League tennis tournament, Lawrence High’s girls gave an inspiring performance on Wednesday at Lawrence Tennis Center. The Lions swept eight matches against Shawnee Mission West and Shawnee Mission Northwest.
Free State takes fifth at SM Northwest tourney
September 27, 2001
Free State High School’s girls golfer team placed fifth out of 14 teams Wednesday at the Shawnee Mission Northwest Invitational, which used a four-person scramble format, at Tomahawk Hills.
Haskell falls, 10-0
September 27, 2001
Haskell Indian Nations University’s men’s soccer team dropped its home opener, 10-0, to Sterling on Wednesday at Haskell Stadium. It was the closest game of the year for HINU (0-5).
LHS ranked No. 1
September 27, 2001
Lawrence High’s boys cross country team, which has won three of four meets this fall, was ranked No. 1 in the latest coaches’ poll. Perennial power Shawnee Mission Northwest dipped to No. 2, one spot ahead of Free State.
National League Roundup: McGwire powers Cards
Slugger tags two homers in 5-1 victory over Astros
September 27, 2001
Mark McGwire playfully questioned his manager’s health, but it turned out that Tony La Russa knew what he was doing with his lineup.
Baseball Briefs
September 27, 2001
Ranger has surgery A’s reward Mulder Cards print tickets
OU’s Hybl expects pressure from K-State
September 27, 2001
Oklahoma quarterback Nate Hybl only has to watch tapes of last year’s game at Kansas State to see what he’s in for when the Wildcats visit on Saturday.
Wildcats bemoan lack of respect
September 27, 2001
Like a medieval knight on a quest for revenge, Kansas State trudges ever onward in a tireless search for respect.
College Briefs
September 27, 2001
Knight, Oregon make up Heisman site to move? Texas Tech fills 11th game
County prepares to counter terrorism
September 27, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County Emergency Management Director Paula Phillips sometimes tries to think like a terrorist. But it isn’t easy.
KC resident among 10 detained in dragnet
September 27, 2001
Law enforcement authorities arrested 10 Middle Eastern men in three states Wednesday on charges of fraudulently obtaining licenses to transport hazardous materials. The arrests were made in connection with the terrorist attacks investigation.
Lawrence airport welcomes NASCAR teams
September 27, 2001
City officials had expected a crowd of onlookers to greet NASCAR teams arriving Wednesday at Lawrence Municipal Airport. There were even plans to put up temporary plastic fencing to keep some race fans at bay.
Pakistanis pledge ‘complete unanimity’ to fight terrorism
September 27, 2001
U.S. and Pakistani officials ended two days of talks Wednesday in “complete unanimity” on ways to combat terrorism and Osama bin Laden’s terrorist network in Afghanistan, a Pakistani general said.
Giuliani wants to stay in office
September 27, 2001
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is asking the men who are running to replace him to let him stay in City Hall after his term ends to ensure a smooth transition in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks, political sources said Wednesday night.
Bush stresses tolerance of all religions
September 27, 2001
President Bush delivered a message of tolerance and solidarity during meetings Wednesday with Muslims, Sikhs, and Arab and Indian Americans.
Additional reservists called up
September 27, 2001
The Pentagon called up more than 600 additional military reservists Wednesday for the campaign against terrorism. Those tapped included Seabees and other Naval reservists as well as security forces with an Air Force Special Operations unit in Florida.
Jesse Jackson considers invitation from Taliban
September 27, 2001
Jesse Jackson said Wednesday that Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban militia have asked him to lead a “peace delegation” to the region.
Officer acquitted in shooting that sparked Cincinnati riots
September 27, 2001
A white police officer was acquitted Wednesday in the shooting death of an unarmed black man, a killing that sparked the city’s worst racial unrest in three decades. Protesters gathered outside the courthouse and at a City Hall meeting after the verdict, shouting and chanting, “No justice, no peace.” Police said the city remained otherwise quiet.
Minnesota braces for massive state strike
September 27, 2001
Two unions representing nearly 28,000 Minnesota state workers have voted overwhelmingly to go on strike, and Gov. Jesse Ventura has ordered the National Guard to be ready to fulfill vital functions if they do.
Cost-of-living raise unlikely for retired public workers
September 27, 2001
Kansas’ retired public employees probably will not see a cost-of-living raise in their benefits next year after the Kansas Public Employee Retirement system lost $1 billion in the past year in the stock market, state officials said.
On the strecord
September 27, 2001
4 arrested after downtown fight
September 27, 2001
By Mike Belt Pizza crusts thrown out of a car led Lawrence Police to believe they had the right suspects early Wednesday as they investigated a fight at a downtown bar. Four men were arrested and taken to the Douglas County Jail for allegedly arguing and fighting with a man outside Fatso’s bar, 1016 Mass.
Not our fault
September 27, 2001
Gift of hospitality
September 27, 2001
Daily Ticker
September 27, 2001
Phonics being taught
September 27, 2001
Delta slashes service, 13,000 jobs
September 27, 2001
Becoming the last major airline to slash jobs in the economic aftermath of the terrorist attacks, Delta Air Lines said Wednesday that it would eliminate up to 13,000 jobs during the next few months and cut its schedule by 15 percent.
Tact, flexibility help in job search
September 27, 2001
With layoffs being announced almost daily, a lot of people are finding themselves looking for work. It’s a hard place to be right now. There’s little prospect for an economic recovery until next year. And many companies are dealing with the fallout from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Brown services
September 27, 2001
Hall services
September 27, 2001
Ethel Scott
September 27, 2001
BU survey finds support for wetlands protection
Environmental group gauges opinions of students on eastern alignment of South Lawrence Trafficway
September 27, 2001
By Joy Ludwig A majority of Baker University students do not want a four-lane bypass to follow a 32nd Street route through the Baker Wetlands, according to a new informal survey. Members of Earth We Are, a Baker student environmental organization, over the past week surveyed 173 students to gauge their opinions about placement of the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Speakers dissect
September 27, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The groups representing Kansas University’s faculty, staff and students often have more bark than bite, participants in a forum said Wednesday. “There’s a university we believe in, we want to believe in, where we’re all colleagues, and there’s a university where we don’t all make the decisions, where we’re not all colleagues,” Robert Minor told about 45 people at Ecumenical Christian Ministries.
Regulators approve telephone charges
September 27, 2001
Most Kansans will see their basic telephone charges increase Monday, state regulators have decided. In a 2-1 decision, the Kansas Corporation Commission approved an agreement that restructures rates for customers of Southwestern Bell and United Telephone Company of Kansas.
KSU-Salina flight program director says terrorists couldn’t hack program
September 27, 2001
Kansas State University’s Salina campus received an inquiry from the FBI about its flight program after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But the school’s director says there have been only a handful of international students in what he describes as a “very, very rigid” program.
Nurse charged in drug case worked as temp
September 27, 2001
A nurse accused of misusing a popular prescription pain medication came to Kansas from Idaho, where she worked for several years without incident. Kinta Marie Hayes has been charged in Jefferson County District Court with one count of possession of OxyContin, two counts of adulterating a drug, one count of mistreatment of a dependent adult, one count of attempted mistreatment of an adult and one count of theft.
Needing to be heard
Teens share their thoughts after terrorist attacks on the United States
September 27, 2001
The events have made me realize how much we take for granted. We never know what could happen tomorrow or what we could lose next week. My hardest decision this week could be what to wear for a dance while victims’ decisions could range from where to bury their loved ones or, in President Bush’s case, who to protect or what to bomb. Scary thought, eh?
6Sports report: KU volleyball loses
September 27, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the KU volleyball team.
Enduring mystery
September 27, 2001
Journal-World Editorial The mystery of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance has kept her memory alive. It will almost be a disappointment if the mystery of Amelia Earhart is ever solved. At least two efforts currently are under way to try to locate the final resting place of the famed aviator, her plane and her navigator.
Daily Ticker
September 27, 2001
TOP MOVIES
September 27, 2001
TOP MUSIC
September 27, 2001
Business Briefcase
September 27, 2001
OPEC delays supply announcement until today Agriculture: Graves sees stability in state’s food industry Labor: Boeing layoffs expected to begin in mid-December Layoffs: Air Canada, Bombardier to cut 8,800 jobs
Wake Up Call Poll
September 27, 2001
Tara nova
Tara Jane O’Neil removes her sonic blindfold
September 27, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Tara Jane O’Neil is not selling out; she’s buying in.
Enrollment reminder
September 27, 2001
Journal-World Editorial A slight decline in enrollment this fall may serve as a timely reminder for Kansas University officials.
Nation Briefs
September 27, 2001
Los Angeles: Blockbuster video stores planning warning labels New York City: Mattel pulls action toy criticized as inappropriate Arkansas: Federal troops deployed around chemical stockpile
Bush to unveil air security plan
September 27, 2001
President Bush today will unveil new security measures for air travel, expected to include the posting of National Guard troops at airports, adding armed marshals to more flights and supplying pilots with stun guns, according to Congressional and government officials who asked not to be named.