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Bush defends decision for war
October 10, 2003
In twin speeches seen as the unofficial opening of his re-election campaign, President Bush forcefully invoked the memory of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, warning Thursday that “America must not forget the lessons of Sept. 11.”
Much is right with local schools
October 10, 2003
Let’s take a look at how the Lawrence public schools have performed in recent months: Post-secondary attendance for Lawrence graduates is at 82 percent. Our students far exceed state targets in attendance, graduation, state reading and math assessments. Our district met Adequate Yearly Progress as required under the No Child Left Behind Act.
Baghdad suicide bombing kills eight
October 10, 2003
A suicide car bomber crashed a white Oldsmobile into a police station in Iraq’s largest Shiite Muslim enclave Thursday, killing himself, nine others and wounding as many as 45. Earlier, gunmen — one dressed as a Muslim cleric — shot and killed a Spanish military attache. The violence, six months to the day after Baghdad fell to American forces, underscored the predicament of a capital whose independence has been repeatedly undermined by terrorism, attacks on U.S. forces and sectarian unrest.
6News video: Lawrence High homecoming parade brings the beat
October 10, 2003
The parade brought out the community.
Governor short on school funding details
Sebelius delivers speech at KU, is criticized for vagueness
October 10, 2003
Those looking for straight answers on how Gov. Kathleen Sebelius plans to fund public education were likely disappointed Thursday. Kansas’ Democratic governor was short on detail at a public lecture at Kansas University, and her vagueness drew criticism.
Area football capsules
October 10, 2003
Friends and neighbors
October 10, 2003
6News video: Publisher Dolph Simons Jr. speaks about paying for education
October 10, 2003
Dolph Simons Jr. advocated a community’s right to increase local taxes to improve local schools.
SRS plans to trim regional offices
Secretary expects up to $2 million in savings per year
October 10, 2003
The state Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services plans to reorganize, reducing the number of regional administrators and perhaps even eliminating regional offices altogether, Secretary Janet Schalansky announced Thursday. Schalansky said the changes represented the second phase of her agency’s efforts to overhaul how SRS delivers services to needy Kansans. She and other SRS officials say they want to create multiple “access points” in each county, rather than maintain central offices that needy Kansans must visit for services.
Workers scale KU Campanile for once-a-decade paint job
October 10, 2003
Butch Rice figures he’s got the best job on campus at Kansas University this week. It’s more than 100 feet above Mount Oread. Rice and fellow painter Dave Tabor are applying nine buckets of white paint to the top of KU’s Campanile, which gets a fresh coat once a decade.
Irene Welsh
October 10, 2003
West Nile virus death third in Kansas in 2003
October 10, 2003
A third Kansas resident has died from the West Nile virus, and eight others have become seriously ill from the virus, health officials said Thursday.
Trading places? Not with Bryant, now
October 10, 2003
Try to make yourself 25 years old. Now become fabulously rich, globally popular and supremely gifted with a beautiful wife and a healthy new daughter.
Mason could dictate outcome for Baldwin
Eudora’s chances for victory hinge on shutting down standout running back
October 10, 2003
Baldwin High football coach Mike Berg doesn’t have anything sneaky planned for tonight’s game against Eudora.
Five still alive in points race
October 10, 2003
Sam Hornish Jr. already had the IRL season championship wrapped up when he got to the Texas finale in 2001.
16-year-old Andretti building career
Son of Michael already has won Skip Barber championship
October 10, 2003
It hasn’t taken Marco Andretti long to show his potential as a racer.
Lowe loses on road again
October 10, 2003
Derek Lowe’s latest road wreck wasn’t as ugly as the numbers indicate.
All together now
October 10, 2003
Briefly
October 10, 2003
¢ Russia reassures NATO on nuclear stance ¢ Officials criticize U.S. sanctions vote ¢ Senate suspends Supreme Court justice ¢ Risque ad campaign draws complaints
Kline: Patriot Act violates privacy
But reporting underage sex does not, attorney general says
October 10, 2003
Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline is under fire from critics who say his insistence that medical workers report consensual sex between minors is an invasion of adolescent privacy. Kline has some privacy concerns of his own.
Napster’s back but charging for downloads
Company officials hope name sets music service apart
October 10, 2003
Nearly a year after the Napster brand was rescued from the ashes of the ruined file-swapping service, a revamped online music store bearing the familiar name debuted Thursday in limited release. A test version of Napster 2.0 launched with more than a half-million songs from all the major music labels and with individual song and album downloads as well as a subscription service.
Sophie Elizabeth Povich
October 10, 2003
Woodling: Statistics back up KU’s start
October 10, 2003
When you have an extra minute or two, do you like to peruse obscure football statistics? I’m talking about the stats way down at the end of the list after rushing, passing, receiving and punting. Most fans don’t bother.
Oklahoma cornerback ready for Texas
Strait refuses to get into war of words with Longhorns’ receiver Williams
October 10, 2003
Derrick Strait grimaced, then shook his head and started laughing.
Missouri loss takes luster off game with Huskers
October 10, 2003
Before the season, Nebraska and Missouri both could have envisioned being unbeaten going into Saturday night’s Big 12 Conference matchup. Only the Cornhuskers came through.
People
October 10, 2003
¢ Love due in court today ¢ Burton, Bonham Carter get a boy ¢ AOL changes Boise message ¢ That’s ‘Sir’ Roger
Briefly
October 10, 2003
¢ Lawyers for sniper suspect Malvo to argue insanity ¢ Prime minister dissolves parliament’s lower house ¢ Garbage collectors vote to end nine-day strike
Briefcase
October 10, 2003
¢ Traveling Argentines reach Alaskan goal ¢ Danny Manning among Hall of Honor inductees ¢ Sesquicentennial group to have weekend party ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Rhapsody in blue
Blue Man Group scrutinizes rock rituals on ‘Complex’ tour
October 10, 2003
For those who think rock has gotten too predictable, Blue Man Group has a ‘Complex’ response. The bald-headed, blue-skinned trio has always mixed music into their wordless, performance art pieces. But on the Complex Rock Tour, the iconic troupe embarks on a fresh mission by amplifying its show. “A rock concert is one of our oldest modern rituals,” says Tom Galassi, a Blue Man Group member who will appear Saturday at Kansas City’s Starlight Theatre.
D.A. may widen list of allegations against mayor
Ouster proceedings continue in Shawnee County court
October 10, 2003
A prosecutor said Thursday he was considering whether to add a new item to the list of conduct he contends warrants Mayor Butch Felker’s removal from office.
Lions need focus to upend Lancers
Wedd hopes improvements continue on homecoming
October 10, 2003
Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd has had solid football teams that made significant progress during the season. But Wedd never has seen continual, week-to-week progress until this season’s Lions.
Frustration mounts for Falcons, Vick
Having lost four in a row, Atlanta could be out of playoff picture by time QB returns
October 10, 2003
Michael Vick headed off to the training room Thursday, a frustrated look on his face.
NFL briefs
October 10, 2003
¢ Sapp-Arrington feud prompts NFL warning ¢ Pennington throws during practice ¢ Rams safety Sehorn ruled out of next game ¢ Plummer tests shoulder
Briefly
October 10, 2003
¢ Two held in kidnapping of senator’s wife ¢ Report: Ex-UT president may have violated law ¢ Counselors sentenced for roles in camp fights ¢ U.S. will soon require registration for foods
Horoscopes
October 10, 2003
U.S. politics still lacking world support
October 10, 2003
The Bush administration now confronts spreading political guerrilla wars at home and abroad over its deep involvement in Iraq. Many of those who fought and lost the long contentious debate about going to war have shifted to small-scale, harrying actions aimed at crippling a presidential behemoth over time. Shocked and awed these critics ain’t. American and British politicians have yet to register the gains in international opinion and cooperation — or at least acquiescence — that they expected would follow the swift destruction of Iraq’s dilapidated army by American and British troops.
Briefcase
October 10, 2003
¢ Astaris may add jobs ¢ Jobless claims drop ¢ Payless offers warning
6Sports video: Colorado hitting bumps in the road
October 10, 2003
CU has dealt with injuries and some tough losses, but Coach Mangino thinks that the Buffaloes’ quarterbacks are talented players.
History surrounds Liberty Bell move
October 10, 2003
Strapped to a specially made cart with wheels, the Liberty Bell made a four-hour, 1,000-foot journey to its new home in a procession featuring re-enactments of historical figures such as Thomas Jefferson and Susan B. Anthony.
We are problem
October 10, 2003
Good investment
October 10, 2003
Letter: Protect the cat
October 10, 2003
Eye on tiger
October 10, 2003
Leavitt a ‘good fit’ for EPA
October 10, 2003
At first glance, the wetlands stretching out before us don’t seem like a prime piece of the Earth’s real estate. The narrow corridor between the Wasatch Mountains and the Great Salt Lake is dotted with electric towers and shows the wounds of a five-year-drought. But when you look closely, through binoculars, you can see a vast number of shorebirds — a sample of the 200 to 300 species from pintail ducks to phalaropes that find this oasis in the western desert every year.
Fed: Kansas farm income hits growth spurt
October 10, 2003
Led by a bountiful wheat crop, farm income is projected to rebound 40 percent in 2003 in Kansas and neighboring states, a Federal Reserve Bank economist said Thursday. But in Wichita the aviation industry is king, and the king has a hangover. Economic recovery here may not come until early 2005, a Wichita State University economist said. More job losses are forecast — including an additional 2,000 lost jobs next year in the city’s manufacturing sector.
Rothberger services
October 10, 2003
Consumers ring up sales
Merchants report better-than-expected revenues
October 10, 2003
Cooler weather and tax rebates gave consumers an incentive to spend freely in September, handing many retailers their third straight month of better-than-expected sales.
Officials to thank health workers for fighting crypto
City, county leaders say response ‘was well done’
October 10, 2003
Craig Weinaug’s bringing the cookies. Mike Wildgen will hand out some T-shirts. And after battling a persistent parasitic outbreak for more than two months, employees of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will get a collective pat on the back next week from the community they serve.
Group fears for future of safe drinking water
Plan aims to keep Clinton Lake clear
October 10, 2003
The water in Clinton Lake — water that eventually flows through a city treatment plant and the taps of Lawrence residents — is increasingly dirty. Now there’s a plan afoot to slow the flow of soil, waste and chemicals into the lake. Its measures could change the face of farming and development across a four-county area.
Study: Drug cuts breast cancer relapses
October 10, 2003
A new drug cuts by nearly half the risk that older women who have survived early-stage breast cancer will suffer a relapse, according to the results of a large international study released Thursday. The study, which was halted early so that the results could be made public, has the potential to change the way thousands of women are treated for one of the most common and feared malignancies, researchers said.
6Sports video: Free State hope to give state champs second straight loss
October 10, 2003
The Firebirds face the defending state champs Olathe North, and think they can shut down the Eagles’ run.
6Sports video: Colorado coach thinks KU is a legitimate threat
October 10, 2003
CU Coach Gary Barnett says that the Missouri game showed KU’s turnaround this season. But Coach Mangino says “we’d be fools to count them out.”
6News video: Lights On After School teaches children about afterschool programs
October 10, 2003
More than five thousand schools across the country took part in the program.
6News video: Kansas governor comments on California recall
October 10, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius delivered the annual Women’s Leadership Lecture Thursday at Kansas University.
6Sports video: Eudora volleyball standout leads her team
October 10, 2003
Lauren Kracl has been on the varsity squad longer than her coach, and has gotten better each year.
6Sports video: Lawrence High homecoming game may be rough
October 10, 2003
Coach Wedd know that homecoming offers a lot of distractions.
6News video: Painters get good view
October 10, 2003
Two maintenance workers scale the KU Campanile to give the memorial a fresh coat of paint.
6News video: Clinton Lake waters should be cleaned
October 10, 2003
Local officials want to enact a plan to protect the Clinton Lake watershed from contamination.
6News video: Crocodile captured in Lawrence
October 10, 2003
The crocodile was probably an exotic pet that was turned loose. Marty Birrell, director of the Prairie Park Nature Center, is searching for a zoo to take in the animal.
Animal experts question Siegfried’s tiger theory
October 10, 2003
Animal experts on Thursday disputed a theory that a tiger accidentally mauled Roy Horn of the duo “Siegfried & Roy,” saying the 600-pound animal was going for the jugular.
Conservative council rebukes Episcopal Church
October 10, 2003
With a schism in the Episcopal Church looking ever more likely, angry conservatives formally denounced the denomination’s growing acceptance of gay relationships Thursday and pleaded with Anglican bishops worldwide to help them reorganize the American church.
Gun industry nears nationwide exemption from liability lawsuits
October 10, 2003
After years spent fending off lawsuits, gun manufacturers appear close to getting Congress to exempt them from suits blaming them for gun crimes and seeking millions of dollars in damages.
KU joins in effort that seeks to engage students in politics
October 10, 2003
A national drive to increase the participation of college students in politics will have a Kansas flavor.
Palestinian prime minister may step down
October 10, 2003
After just two days on the job, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia reportedly has told President Yasser Arafat he would like to quit. As hopes of building a Palestinian government grew slimmer Thursday, another suicide bomber attacked Israeli soldiers in the West Bank. The bomber killed himself and injured two Israeli soldiers and a Palestinian at a checkpoint in Tulkarm.
Study: Brain feels pain from insult and injury
October 10, 2003
A rejected lover’s broken heart may cause as much distress in a pain center of the brain as an actual physical injury, according to new research.
Democratic rivals take aim at Clark
October 10, 2003
Democratic presidential hopefuls focused fire on Wesley Clark in campaign debate Thursday night, deriding the retired general as a belated convert to their party — and indecisive to boot.
Schwarzenegger vows to open state’s books as governor
October 10, 2003
Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger introduced key members of his transition team Thursday, saying the first order of business is to conduct an audit to find out just how serious the state’s deficit is.
Afghanistan militias sign truce after deadly fighting
October 10, 2003
After fighting that killed dozens of people, rival warlords in northern Afghanistan said Thursday that they had reached a truce and would begin withdrawing tanks and other weapons within 48 hours.
House committee OKs $87 billion military bill
October 10, 2003
A key House committee Thursday approved most of the funding requested by President Bush for the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq, after heavy White House lobbying quelled a rebellion among Republicans who were demanding that Iraq eventually repay part of the aid for helping rebuild the war-scarred nation.
Drug case dating to 1989 makes it to district court
October 10, 2003
A cocaine-possession case that’s nearly 14 years old is just now working its way through Douglas County District Court.
Lawrence briefs
October 10, 2003
¢ Volunteers to work on Fall Day of Caring ¢ Kennel Club plans dog shows this weekend ¢ KU law school revisits tribal law case
On the record
October 10, 2003
Jack L. Hewitt
October 10, 2003
Harry L. Hart Jr.
October 10, 2003
Donald K. Matney
October 10, 2003
Publisher, superintendent weigh in on school funding
October 10, 2003
Former Gov. Bill Graves frittered away his opportunity to lead the charge for better state funding of public schools, the editor and publisher of the Journal-World said Thursday. Dolph C. Simons Jr. said in a speech to 250 people at the Lawrence Schools Foundation’s community breakfast that Graves “blew it” for public schools in his second term.
Mission rescinds liquor sales on Sunday
Council accepts protest petition
October 10, 2003
The City Council pulled the plug on Sunday liquor sales and decided against conducting a special election on the issue.
Free State knows O-North still solid
Firebirds’ offense must get going to beat Eagles
October 10, 2003
Free State High football coach Bob Lisher isn’t fooled by Olathe North’s less-than-spectacular 3-2 record this season. How could he be? It’s still Olathe North, the state’s most dominant football team of the last decade.
Dyer makes situation OK
Well-respected senior satisfied to just play special teams
October 10, 2003
Zach Dyer opened and closed the 2002 college football season as Kansas University’s starting quarterback. In between, during the games Bill Whittemore was healthy, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound former Olathe South standout started in the defensive backfield, finishing as KU’s seventh-leading tackler with 48.
Pettitte’s poise helps Yanks knot series
October 10, 2003
Andy Pettitte keeps rewarding Joe Torre’s faith with big October wins. Ever since Pettitte beat Atlanta, 1-0, in Game 5 of the 1996 World Series, the New York Yankees manager has been convinced the left-hander is one of baseball’s top pressure pitchers.
Detective describes attack
Bryant hearing will continue next week
October 10, 2003
The woman who accused Kobe Bryant of rape told police a flirtatious encounter quickly turned ugly when he grabbed her by the neck, bent her over a chair and attacked her, repeatedly asking, “You’re not going to tell anybody about this, right?”
Fans can see volleyball, Late Night
October 10, 2003
Kansas University fans who attend the 7 p.m. KU-Iowa State volleyball match a week from today at Horejsi Center will have seats saved for them for Late Night in the Phog hoops festivities, KU associate athletic director Jim Marchiony said Thursday.
Lawrence, Free State both go 1-2
October 10, 2003
Lawrence High’s volleyball team went 1-2 Thursday at the Shawnee Mission East quadrangular.
Lions place fifth in ‘relaxing’ team scramble
October 10, 2003
Lawrence High golf coach Mike Lewis called Thursday’s golf tournament a scramble; his Lions said it felt more like a siesta.
Athletes of the week
October 10, 2003
Seahawks struggle at Eudora
October 10, 2003
Considering Adam Davis was kind of dizzy after a couple of miles, a ninth-place finish at Thursday’s Eudora Invitational cross country meet certainly was respectable.
Wallace chasing another top-10
October 10, 2003
A late season filled with frustration is suddenly looking much better to Rusty Wallace.
Johnson’s blast propels Yankees
Slumping player breaks out in big way with two-run homer
October 10, 2003
Nick Johnson has a knack for making his hits count. That’s important, because he hasn’t had many lately.
Young guns taking charge
Wood, Prior show importance of standout starters
October 10, 2003
His own glove back in hand, Kerry Wood keeps catching compliments. Especially the one about how he and Mark Prior are going to pitch their way to a World Series championship, the way Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling did.
Marlins fans love a winner
Attendance soars when Florida plays well
October 10, 2003
Call them fickle. Call them discerning. Either way, Florida Marlins fans are back on the bandwagon — through this weekend, at least.
Bat, homers part of Sosa’s legacy
Chicago slugger says he has apologized, it’s time to move on from cork controversy
October 10, 2003
It doesn’t matter who the player is or how dazzling his stats are, some blunders are just too big to forget.
Can Carolina contain Colts?
Panthers defense has tough test in QB Manning
October 10, 2003
Now that he’s handled Tampa Bay’s defense, Peyton Manning takes on another elite unit when he faces Carolina.
Porcher says Smith ‘overstayed welcome’
October 10, 2003
Detroit defensive end Robert Porcher thinks Emmitt Smith made a mistake by not retiring after last season.
Locker room prop costly for Jags punter
October 10, 2003
Chris Hanson swung and missed.
Rain to hold off until Saturday
October 10, 2003
If you’re heading out to a local high school football game tonight, don’t let the clouds scare you away. In fact, you can leave your umbrella at home. There is a chance for rain Saturday afternoon, but the stadium seats will remain dry tonight.
Tarantino slashes his way back to top
Kill Bill — Vol. 1’ is a dazzling but gory exercise in action filmmaking
October 10, 2003
“Revenge is never a straight line,” the woman code named Black Mamba (Uma Thurman) is advised. The adage is emblematic of “Kill Bill — Vol. 1,” because no revenge movie has ever been told in less of a straight line than this.
Injury-prone Grandaddy heralds ‘Sumday’
October 10, 2003
If VH1 were to do a show on the top 100 rock ‘n’ roll injuries, Jim Fairchild of Grandaddy would certainly place in the Top 10.
DVD extends circle of life for ‘Lion King’
October 10, 2003
Although released nearly 10 years ago, Walt Disney’s “The Lion King” remains one of the most beloved modern films. When it was first released, the film set the bar for excellence with its cutting-edge visuals and masterful musical score — not to mention the box-office record gross (since eclipsed by “Finding Nemo”) for an animated effort.
LHS begins Homecoming celebration
October 10, 2003
The streets were bathed in red and white Thursday for Lawrence High School’s annual Homecoming parade. More than 30 floats and entries, including a fire truck carrying the LHS football team, the 2003 Homecoming royalty in convertibles, and the Marching Lions band, paraded from South Park to LHS.
Reports about short work week to bring changes for K.C. judiciary
October 10, 2003
Presiding Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Jay A. Daugherty is seeking changes in Kansas City Municipal Court operations after a newspaper reported that the court’s full-time judges average less than 30 hours per week in the courthouse.
Jayhawks expect tough games on road this weekend
October 10, 2003
Kansas University senior soccer player Maggie Mason doesn’t want to remember her team’s last road trip.
Lounging with Lew’ set for Monday night
October 10, 2003
Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins will meet and greet the public at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Hawks Nest at the Kansas Union.
Little Brown Jug’ at stake tonight
Minnesota hopes to pry trophy from Michigan for first time since 1986
October 10, 2003
Minnesota tight end Ben Utecht was asked about using the oldest rivalry trophy in college football — the “Little Brown Jug” — as motivation for tonight’s game against Michigan.
Love of game keeps NU’s Lohr going
October 10, 2003
With two major knee surgeries behind him and chronic back problems, sixth-year senior Jason Lohr knows he isn’t nearly the football player he used to be.
No surprise: Newman wins another pole
October 10, 2003
There were no surprises at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, where Ryan Newman won his series-best eighth pole of the season Thursday night.
LHS snags first victory
Lions knock off SM North at YSI, 2-0
October 10, 2003
Maybe the stars were aligned Thursday night at the Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Correction
October 10, 2003
Bing Crosby recorded “The Christmas Song” in 1947. The year was incorrect in a story in Wednesday’s Food section.
Veteran country singers need younger stars to get airplay
October 10, 2003
The last time Willie Nelson had a No. 1 hit was back in 1989, when George Bush was president.
Home show takes ‘reality’ to new low
October 10, 2003
Everything you’ve learned to love (or hate) about “reality” television and contrived “makeover” shows can be found on the new competitive renovation series “House Rules” (7 p.m., TBS).
Football fans follow winning ways west
October 10, 2003
Blake Ferrel isn’t daunted by the nine-hour drive he’ll make today to Boulder, Colo. The Kansas University football fan already made the trek west to Wyoming this season.
Daily ticker
October 10, 2003
Don’t bet on it
October 10, 2003
If the success of a gambling proposal depends on a unified effort, state officials had better be looking for alternative revenue sources. The message a veteran legislator took to a meeting of the governor’s special committee on gambling this week was that proponents of expanded gaming in the state must “speak with one voice.”