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Who’ll be Jayhawks’ QB?
Barmann will make debut, but starter unknown
November 1, 2003
Adam Barmann is finally ditching his white baseball cap. For eight games, the freshman has been on the sideline signaling plays to other Kansas University quarterbacks. Today at Texas A&M, Barmann will put on his helmet and make his college debut in front of more than 80,000 Aggie fans at Kyle Field.
Democrats tax; Republicans spend
November 1, 2003
The Bush administration’s prophecy that its tax cuts would produce an economic recovery is coming true. The New York Times — whose editorial page tirelessly campaigns against any and all tax cuts and sees government as our salvation from virtually every problem — carried an item Monday that must have caused the newspaper’s editorial staff to suffer the journalistic equivalent of shock and awe.
CBS looks back on 75 years
November 1, 2003
The Tiffany Network is assembling its gems to dazzle America. From “I Love Lucy” to “Everybody Loves Raymond,” from “Gunsmoke” to “CSI,” CBS has displayed more jewels than any other company.
How long can Fox keep best comedy?
November 1, 2003
Clearly inspired by the novelistic film comedy “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Arrested Development” (8:30 p.m. Sunday, Fox) follows a severely dysfunctional family as they cope with personal and business disasters.
N. Korean defector says nation is world’s problem
November 1, 2003
The only way to combat North Korea’s dictator is for the world to unite against him as it has against terrorism, North Korean’s top-ranking defector said in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday.
Mayer: Preseason polls meaningless
November 1, 2003
There’s something about sports polls, particularly preseason guesses, that makes people go a little nutty.
Jury sees video said to show sniper suspect
November 1, 2003
The jury in the murder trial of sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad saw a brief, fuzzy videotape Friday purportedly showing Muhammad in a store that sold the type of pink paper and adhesive stars used to make a strange $10 million extortion note.
Friends and neighbors
November 1, 2003
Newman secures 10th pole
Vickers starting 2nd
November 1, 2003
Ryan Newman won his 10th pole of the season Friday, adding to his reputation as one of the best qualifiers in Winston Cup history.
Scouting news
November 1, 2003
Johnson following cousin’s example
Freshman receiver’s relative was standout at A&M
November 1, 2003
Moderick Johnson had one special request last winter during scholarship negotiations with Kansas University’s football coaches.
Spartans looking down at Wolverines
Smith has ninth-ranked Michigan State rolling in first season in East Lansing
November 1, 2003
To John L. Smith, this is all so simple.
Kansas State not relying as much on big plays
Roberson throwing more short passes to more receivers for Wildcats in recent weeks
November 1, 2003
It’s an offensive formula that last year served the Kansas State Wildcats well.
Mexicans seek burial in homeland
Day of Dead festivities underscore sentiments
November 1, 2003
Thousands of Mexicans who die in the United States are flown home for burial every year in their native land, where relatives gather at cemeteries on the Day of the Dead with flowers, candles, a favorite meal and nip of alcohol for the spirits of loved ones.
Rescued miner recalls days stuck underground
November 1, 2003
Coal miner Valery Grabovsky heard only the breathing of his companions and the concussion of distant blasts as he lay in pitch black under hundreds of feet of rock. One sound brought comfort, the other fear.
Weddings
November 1, 2003
Anniversary
November 1, 2003
Briefly
November 1, 2003
¢ EPA decides against restricting weedkiller ¢ Former attorney general sentenced for fraud ¢ Client shoots attorney in front of TV crews  Three Air Force cadets face drug charges
Briefly
November 1, 2003
¢ World’s oldest person dies in Japan at age 116 ¢ U.S. special forces soldier dies from combat wounds ¢ General Assembly approves first anti-corruption treaty
Briefly
November 1, 2003
¢ Diamond producers agree to peer reviews ¢ Subway gassing trial wraps up for guru
Wal-Mart appeals denial of permits
New lawsuits are latest salvo in battle with city
November 1, 2003
The latest round in the fight between Wal-Mart and the city opened Friday with a pair of new lawsuits being filed. Wal-Mart and 6Wak Land Investments LLC each filed suit appealing October’s decision by the Board of Zoning Appeals to uphold the city’s decision in August to deny building permits for the northeast corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. 6Wak owns the land. Wal-Mart wants to build there.
Bitter campaign battle could leave lasting scars on nation
November 1, 2003
A year from now, millions of Americans will be witness to a bitter, partisan battle over who will occupy the Oval Office for the next four years. Some say the anticipated, long, heated debate is a healthy exercise, while others worry the “debate” could become so extreme, so bitter, it could severely split the country and cause fallout and damage that could linger for years.
Judge OKs MCI’s Chapter 11 plan
Chairman says rebuilding efforts include ‘world-class’ executives
November 1, 2003
The judge overseeing MCI’s bankruptcy approved the company’s plan to emerge from the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history, a financial reorganization that will pay back most creditors 36 cents on the dollar and erase $35 billion of debt. The ruling Friday by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Arthur J. Gonzalez comes 16 months after the company formerly known as WorldCom slid into disgrace after revealing it had fabricated $11 billion in profits.
Charles Willer
November 1, 2003
6Sports video: For first time this season, Whittemore won’t start
November 1, 2003
KU has never won a football game in College Station, Texas, home of Texas A&M. Tomorrow, the Jayhawks will play there and will start a quarterback other than Bill Whittemore. The coaching staff has not said who will start in Whittemore’s place. Whittemore was injured early in last week’s game.
Upscale homes offered as prizes
$300-per-entry contest could take Topeka houses off market
November 1, 2003
Three people with $300 and a few good reasons to live in Topeka could soon find themselves with a high-dollar home in the state capital.
Engagements
November 1, 2003
Youthful Aggies struggling
A&M has lost five of six against tough competition
November 1, 2003
When Dennis Franchione took over Texas A&M’s football program December 6, he inherited a team that had slipped to 6-6 overall, 3-5 in the Big 12 and fifth place in the league’s South Division. The former Alabama coach also inherited the nation’s toughest schedule.
Freshman Ervin has lofty expectations
Touted newcomer sets goal of being All-American in first season at Kansas
November 1, 2003
Lauren Ervin has set the bar high for her first year as a Kansas University basketball player.
Steelers at work on defense
Beleaguered unit struggling to pressure opposing quarterbacks
November 1, 2003
His best player wonders where all the blitzing went. His head coach publicly questions the playcalling.
Briefly
November 1, 2003
¢ Trial set for suspect in high-speed chase death ¢ Lecture series features Pulitzer-winning authors ¢ Higher water fees lawful, Supreme Court rules
Long, long road
November 1, 2003
The truth: The war against terror may extend through many generations. There has been more emphasis than usual of late on what our government and its officials tell us and how accurate and honest their statements might be.
Silent auction adds twist to Blintz Brunch
November 1, 2003
A collection of Star Trek memorabilia. An official will prepared by an attorney.
O’Neal says feud with Bryant is over
Lakers’ center ends his media boycott, adding, ‘It happened … we just have to move on’
November 1, 2003
Shaquille O’Neal ended his media boycott Friday, saying he and Kobe Bryant need each other and he’s put the well-documented feud with his Los Angeles Lakers teammate behind him.
NFL briefs
November 1, 2003
¢ Billick fined $15,000 for blasting officials ¢ Archuleta, Fisher expected back for Rams ¢ Carr probably out for Sunday’s game
Decisions, decisions
November 1, 2003
Native America Day
November 1, 2003
People
November 1, 2003
¢ Actor charged with DUI ¢ Aerosmith daughter ties knot ¢ Former child star signs NBC deal ¢ Cain to play ‘Perfect Husband’
State next stop for city squads
Morgan’s heroics power Firebirds
November 1, 2003
Here’s a script for those who like a superhero story. A guy — let’s call him Tyler Morgan — spends all season behind the scenes, doing his job, protecting the playmakers and never complaining when others get the glory.
U.S. culture needs extreme makeover
November 1, 2003
To understand the passion behind the argument over silicone breast implants, it’s best to go to the beginning. If you can stomach it. The beginning is post-World War II Japan, when young women had industrial-strength transformer coolant injected into their breasts to meet the standards of American G.I.s.
Briefly
November 1, 2003
¢ Guardian appointed for comatose woman ¢ Separated twins’ conditions upgraded ¢ Competitive teen surfer loses arm in shark bite ¢ Toys ‘R’ Us ad riles anti-inhalant groups
Park to feel the (controlled) burn
Managed fire to clear overgrown underbrush
November 1, 2003
If you see billowing smoke above Wells Overlook south of town this morning, don’t be alarmed.
Lynda Marie Ross
November 1, 2003
Society calendar
November 1, 2003
Faith forum
November 1, 2003
How can I know what God wants me to do with my life?
Gay priest adjusting to new role in spotlight
Robinson to be consecrated as bishop Sunday
November 1, 2003
Before the Episcopal Church confirmed the Rev. V. Gene Robinson as bishop of New Hampshire, a fellow priest gave him a page of calligraphy.
Panel denies former troopers’ retaliation claim
Three say they were punished in 1993 for ticketing overweight farm trucks
November 1, 2003
A legislative committee on Friday rejected claims totaling $1.1 million from three former Kansas Highway Patrol captains who argued the patrol retaliated against them a decade ago for wanting to ticket overweight farm trucks.
Jayhawks: Better defense will mean more points
November 1, 2003
Kansas University’s basketball team may not average 82.7 points per game during the 2003-04 season, as the Jayhawks did a year ago.
With this green, I thee wed
November 1, 2003
Comfy is as comfy does
November 1, 2003
Horoscopes
November 1, 2003
Bell, OSU to challenge OU’s defense
November 1, 2003
It was difficult enough trying to slow Oklahoma State’s prolific pass-catch combo of Josh Fields and Rashaun Woods the past two seasons.
Daily ticker
November 1, 2003
Briefcase
November 1, 2003
¢ St. Louis grocers accept contract, end strikes ¢ Consumer spending dips ¢ Oneida to cut 1,000 jobs ¢ Cigna’s profits increase
Religion briefs
November 1, 2003
Sebelius’ closed meetings upheld
Appeals Court ruling says Open Meetings Act didn’t apply in transition
November 1, 2003
Government review teams appointed by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius before she took office did not have to conduct their meetings in public until after her inauguration, the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled Friday. The three-judge panel affirmed Shawnee County District Judge Eric Rosen’s ruling that the teams, established by the governor-elect’s transition office, were not a state agency as defined by Kansas law. News organizations argued the teams were subject to the Kansas Open Meetings Act.
Around and about
November 1, 2003
Around and about
November 1, 2003
Ancient beat to fill Lied Center
Drummers of Japan to perform this weekend at KU
November 1, 2003
Wadaiko Yamato, the Drummers of Japan, will bring the 1,400-year-old art form of Taiko drumming to the Lied Center stage at 7:30 tonight.
Fleecing America
November 1, 2003
Role models
November 1, 2003
Ramadan prayers restricted
Israeli troops scuffle with worshippers
November 1, 2003
Israeli troops scuffled Friday with Muslim worshippers making their way to Jerusalem from the West Bank for special prayers during the holy month of Ramadan, injuring one Palestinian.
Israel questioning role of women in military
November 1, 2003
The killings of two female sergeants by Palestinians — along with a study suggesting women are too weak for combat — have sparked a debate over the Israeli military’s deployment of female soldiers in fighting units.
Malaysian prime minister steps down
November 1, 2003
Malaysia’s outspoken prime minister retired Friday after 22 years, leaving behind an economically transformed country — but also a legacy of autocratic rule and comments derided by some as hateful and ugly.
Worth the trip
Pope, beatification highlight pilgrimage
November 1, 2003
It was Sister Irene McGrath’s first trip to Italy, and, as fate would have it, she couldn’t have picked a better time. On Oct. 19, McGrath found herself in St. Peter’s Square, among 300,000 other faithful who had come to witness Pope John Paul II’s beatification of Mother Teresa.
6News video: Art a la carte
November 1, 2003
After the trick-or-treating is over tonight, there are plenty of ghoulish options for the night owls among you.
Christian Church joins Taco Bell boycott
November 1, 2003
Delegates to the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) have voted to join a boycott of Taco Bell over treatment of Florida tomato workers.
Military news
November 1, 2003
4-H news
November 1, 2003
6sports video: Soccer “Senior Day” marks end of home games
November 1, 2003
Four senior women’s soccer players said goodbye today, but the season isn’t over. “Senior Day” marked the end of home games for the fall soccer season with a win against Oklahoma State.
Airport screeners at K.C.I. find gun
Suspect tells FBI he didn’t realize weapon was in bag
November 1, 2003
A 40-year-old Kansas City-area man was detained by federal authorities at Kansas City International Airport and could face state charges after airport security found a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag, authorities said Friday.
Probe finds Wichita mayor’s influence led to friend’s hiring on city project
November 1, 2003
A contracting company was told to hire a friend of then-Mayor Bob Knight as a subcontractor as a condition of getting a $3 million city job, according to documents and interviews with city employees.
KU-A&M briefs
November 1, 2003
Noting the series: Texas A&M leads the all-time series 5-1 and has won five straight against Kansas. … The Aggies have won all four meetings in College Station, Texas. … A&M won 47-22 last year in Lawrence when Dustin Long passed for 399 yards.
UT’s Young to test Nebraska
November 1, 2003
The perception that Nebraska struggles more than other teams against mobile quarterbacks isn’t necessarily true, Cornhuskers coach Frank Solich says.
6News video: Saving kids’ teeth in candy season
November 1, 2003
There are ways to prevent cavities in children, even after Halloween when children may eat significant amounts of candy.
Buffs ready for Raiders
November 1, 2003
Colorado’s defense, which has been burned all year through the air, is about to face perhaps its biggest test in Texas Tech quarterback B.J. Symons.
Pheasant numbers on steady decline
State says reduced habitat to blame
November 1, 2003
Changes in farming practices are reducing habitat for pheasants and contributing to a long-term decline in the birds’ population, conservation officials say.
Prosecutors offer grisly details in K.C. murder, kidnapping trial
November 1, 2003
A defense attorney for convicted killer Wesley Purkey said his client thought the young girl he picked up at a small Kansas City grocery store in 1998 was a prostitute who got into his vehicle voluntarily.
Charge dismissed against Blake’s handyman
November 1, 2003
The judge in Robert Blake’s murder case dismissed the lone conspiracy charge against his handyman on Friday, saying there was nothing more than speculative evidence that he was involved in the slaying of the actor’s wife.
Stock freeze ‘troubles’ Russian official
November 1, 2003
Russia’s prime minister waded into the political turmoil after prosecutors’ actions against the Yukos oil company, saying Friday he was “very troubled” by the freezing of its stocks.
Lawrence briefs
November 1, 2003
¢ County official awaits being served in lawsuit ¢ Victims report threats, beating in related cases
6News video: Congress approves $100K for Hobbs Park
November 1, 2003
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $100,000 grant for improvements to Hobbs Park.
Royals extend Pena’s pact
General manager Baird also rewarded
November 1, 2003
The contract of Royals manager Tony Pena was extended two years through 2006 Friday by Kansas City.
6News video: Gunman pleads guilty
November 1, 2003
Jason Tremble, the Topeka man who shot at a sidewalk outside It’s Brothers in downtown Lawrence in early October plead guilty to all charges against him in district court Friday.
KU cross country men fourth at Big 12
November 1, 2003
Kansas University’s men’s cross country team placed fourth and the women 10th at the Big 12 Conference cross country championships Friday at Barton Creek Golf Course.
Mass. St. shooter pleads guilty
Move surprises prosecutors, who wanted to bring more severe charges
November 1, 2003
The suspect in an Oct. 5 shooting that injured 11 people on Massachusetts Street pleaded guilty to all charges against him Friday, but prosecutors weren’t exactly satisfied with the outcome. Jason A. Tremble, 21, pleaded guilty to a 13-count complaint, including charges of aggravated battery and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Experts: Kansas death penalty illegal
Laws regarding mental retardation reportedly conflict with ‘02 ruling
November 1, 2003
Experts warned Friday that Kansas’ death penalty law was unconstitutional and needed to be changed to ensure that mentally retarded people are not executed. “Executing people with mental retardation does not serve justice,” said Jane Rhys, executive director of the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities.
6News video: 6News crew checks out Lawrence’s Halloween spirit
November 1, 2003
6News visited some local celebrities to collect candy Friday night,and checked up on the children trick-or-treating in downtown Lawrence Friday evening.
City teams at home at Rim Rock
November 1, 2003
Home, sweet home.
6News video: LHS football trounces Topeka, 55-17
November 1, 2003
The Lawrence High School Lions beat the Topeka Trojans Friday night, 55-17. The Trojans came into the game with a record of 0-8.
Millions going hungry, USDA says
More and more Americans miss meals or worry about whether they’ll eat
November 1, 2003
About 12 million American families last year worried that they couldn’t afford to buy food, and 32 percent of them actually experienced someone going hungry at one time or another, the Agriculture Department said Friday. It was the third year in a row that the department has seen an increase in the number of households experiencing hunger and those worried about having enough money to pay for food.
Congress OKs $100,000 for Hobbs Park Memorial
November 1, 2003
A memorial to Lawrence’s “Bleeding Kansas” days is getting some financial help from Congress. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., announced Friday that the U.S. House of Representatives had voted to set aside $100,000 in the 2004 federal budget for the Hobbs Park Memorial.
Victim’s sister testifies at hearing
November 1, 2003
Laci Peterson’s sister testified Friday that Scott Peterson said he had golf plans on Christmas Eve, throwing into question his story about going fishing the day his pregnant wife vanished.
Ex-NASA chief resigns university presidency
November 1, 2003
Former NASA chief Daniel S. Goldin backed out as the next president of Boston University on Friday, just a day before he was supposed to take office, after clashing with BU’s iron-fisted chancellor John Silber over who would really be in charge.
6Sports video: Free State wins over Washburn Rural
November 1, 2003
Free State High School won over Washburn Rural, 19-3, claiming a post-season spot.
4th victim found in collapse
November 1, 2003
Rescuers recovered the fourth and final victim of a parking garage collapse Friday, clearing the way for engineers and safety inspectors to begin the delicate, dangerous task of looking for a cause.
Affirmative action could be tricky issue for Democrats
November 1, 2003
Howard Dean is the latest Democrat to catch heat for changing statements on affirmative action, but he isn’t the only one.
Kerry slams Bush in ad
November 1, 2003
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry accuses President Bush of being cozy with big business and slams him for giving tax cuts to the wealthy in a new TV commercial that was set to begin airing in Iowa on Friday night.
Study: FDR may not have had polio
November 1, 2003
Franklin D. Roosevelt may not have had polio at all, but a paralyzing disease called Guillain-Barre syndrome, Texas researchers say in a study that calls into question all the history books and presidential biographies.
Davis solid for Texans
Rookie making most of playing time
November 1, 2003
The Texans readily admit they didn’t see rookie Domanick Davis coming.
Harvick wins truck race
November 1, 2003
Kevin Harvick held off Ted Musgrave for a victory in the NASCAR truck event Friday at Phoenix International Raceway, and the close season points race became even tighter.
James is for real — just ask Hall of Famer West
November 1, 2003
The reign is 83 minutes old, and already it’s “Long live King James!”
U.S. forces seal off village suspected of planning attacks
November 1, 2003
Facing an increasing tide of attacks, American soldiers Friday cordoned off the village where Saddam Hussein was born, suspecting this dusty farming community of being a secret base for funding and planning assaults against coalition forces.
Firefighters create buffer zones as fires calm
November 1, 2003
Hundreds of firefighters battling Southern California’s wildfires used a break in the weather Friday to bulldoze buffer zones around mountain communities in case the heat and fierce winds return.
Experts debate telecommunication regulations
November 1, 2003
Thomas Hazlett says regulation of the telecommunications industry is so ill-conceived that blue-collar workers are subsidizing telephone services for all the millionaires living outside of Aspen, Colo. Hazlett, a free-market economist, argued that both the industry and consumers would be better off if competition, rather than regulations, decided when or if state-of-the-art technologies would reach rural communities such as Aspen.
State senators file bill to delay sales tax law
November 1, 2003
To give both Kansas merchants and the state time to come to grips with a new sales tax law, three senators have prefiled a bill to delay implementation of the law until July 1.
LHS routs Topeka High
November 1, 2003
Topeka High pulled out all its tricks Friday, but Lawrence High’s football squad left Hummer Sports Park with a terrific treat, completing a sweep in Class 6A District 4 with a convincing 55-17 victory over the winless Trojans.
Indians hope to rebound against Okla. Panhandle
November 1, 2003
Maybe the luck of Haskell Indian Nations University’s football team will change today.
Cubs’ Sosa staying put
November 1, 2003
Sammy Sosa is happy right where he is.
MLB briefs
November 1, 2003
¢ White Sox exercise option on Loaiza ¢ Cards decline option on pitcher Hitchcock
Cardinals hold line on season-ticket prices for 2004
November 1, 2003
The St. Louis Cardinals announced Friday they would leave season-ticket prices unchanged for the 2004 season, despite losing an estimated $10 million this year.
Torre: No plans beyond next year
November 1, 2003
Next year could be Joe Torre’s last as manager of the New York Yankees.
On the record
November 1, 2003
Free State second at gymnastics regional
November 1, 2003
Free State High’s gymnastics team took second during the Class 6A regional meet Thursday at Emporia.
Market Kansas to Kansans
November 1, 2003
Attracting tourists to Kansas is not high on my shopping list. Cheezits are high on my shopping list. So is getting a seat behind the Kansas University bench for a home basketball game.
KU wraps up third place in Big 12
Jayhawks’ win over Oklahoma State should solidify NCAA Tournament berth
November 1, 2003
Rather than ripping his team at halftime of its game Friday against Oklahoma State, Kansas University soccer coach Mark Francis let his players enjoy a Halloween costume contest.
Ramirez attracts no takers
Red Sox slugger goes unclaimed
November 1, 2003
Boston Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez was back where he started Friday after going unclaimed on waivers, although his agent said he still hoped for a trade to the New York Yankees.
Brown wins first in Detroit
November 1, 2003
Larry Brown won with the Detroit Pistons for the first time, leaving Stan Van Gundy still winless with the Miami Heat.
U.N. nuclear chief praises Iran disclosure
Hard-liners protest nation’s ‘compromisers’
November 1, 2003
As a deadline for Iran to prove it is not building atomic weapons expired Friday, the head of the U.N. nuclear agency said Tehran appeared to be moving “in the right direction.” But in Iran, thousands of hard-liners protested their country’s conciliatory moves.
Marilyn Manson show-goers riot when concert ends early
November 1, 2003
Police were called out to control a crowd of concert-goers unhappy after shock rocker Marilyn Manson, featured attraction at a “Freakers Ball” event Thursday night, ended his show early when fans pushed down a barrier. According to accounts from people attending the concert at the Kansas City International Raceway, a security fence between the fans and the stage was pushed down twice, and after the second time the Manson band left the stage.
Correction
November 1, 2003
High-speed Internet reaches rural Kansas
Access helps boost economy in small towns
November 1, 2003
For generations, western Kansans lived fairly isolated lives with distances from neighbors measuring in the miles and trips to town a weekly event. Modern times encroached on the rolling prairies with electricity, radio, telephone and television, pulling people closer together. Then came the Internet and the window to the world it offered.
Club news
November 1, 2003