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Pull out the umbrella
October 13, 2003
(Web Posted Monday at 2:44 p.m.) Get set for a wet evening — showers and storms will develop after 3:30 p.m. Monday across northeast Kansas, says Ross Janssen, 6News meteorologist.
Briefly
October 13, 2003
¢ Information uncovers plans for more al-Qaida attacks ¢ Lobbyists spend millions against drug imports bill
Anonymity magnifies insult
October 13, 2003
It was over before we could do anything. This is maybe 25 years ago. A bunch of us had left work and gone to Westwood, the tony shopping district in west L.A., for dinner and a movie. We were walking down the street laughing and talking, most of us black, one or two of us white, when this car roared by and some white guy yelled out, “Go home, niggers!” He was gone before we could even register the insult.
Civil debate dead?
October 13, 2003
Eudora fair
October 13, 2003
Executives hiring computer tutors
Many CEOs overwhelmed by technology
October 13, 2003
She often plies her trade at nights and on weekends, when no one is around to witness the 32-year-old blonde’s secret visits to powerful executives.
Briefcase
October 13, 2003
¢ Dell offering package full of entertainment ¢ Immersion aids effects for video game users
On the money
October 13, 2003
Although the time may be ripe to buy a new home, finding the right property is not always that simple. Several considerations must be taken into account before you start out, including the right real estate agent, price ranges that fit your budget and location.
Mural will add cheer to hospital
October 13, 2003
Visitors to the cafeteria at Children’s Mercy Hospital South in Overland Park may soon experience subaqueous sensations, thanks to Perry artist Missy McCoy.
Devices diagnose disease in cattle
New technology can track infections among herds
October 13, 2003
When it comes to raising cattle, the worst nightmare is that a disease wipes out the entire herd. Kansas State University researchers are working on a novel idea that just might help prevent such disasters.
Osage tribe survival at stake
October 13, 2003
An Oklahoma congressman has introduced a bill to help an American Indian tribe with dwindling membership. The Osage Nation of Oklahoma has just four members — all older than 96 — who are recognized by the federal government.
Sesquicentennial Committee throws party
Group shows off site for future plaza, amphitheater
October 13, 2003
Ken Wehmeyer would like nothing better than to sit on a hill east of the Clinton dam and take in a bluegrass music festival.
Travel’s ‘Pizza Wars’ offers saucy TV special
October 13, 2003
“Pizza Wars: New York vs. Chicago” (9 p.m., Travel) slices into the heated debate between deep-dish devotees and advocates of the thin-crust pie. Along the way, the spicy little film dishes out a cheesy dose of pizza facts and restaurant lore. Did you know that Americans devour more than 100 acres of pizza every day? The average American consumes 23 pizzas a year, for a national annual total of more than 3 billion pizzas. In the process, we eat 11.5 tons of pepperoni. I’ll hold the anchovy statistics; you’ll thank me later.
Kill Bill’ marks Tarantino comeback
Film No. 1 at box office
October 13, 2003
It was payback time for Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman at the box office as their vengeance saga “Kill Bill — Vol. 1” opened in first place with $22.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Lawrence police, bars crack down
October 13, 2003
Faking it can get you into big trouble. But Kansas University students and others seem willing to take risks by obtaining or making false identifications so they can drink alcohol, law enforcement officials say.
Northern Californians mourn recall
October 13, 2003
Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking office with a clear mandate from millions of people in Southern California’s suburbs and the state’s vast interior, where 70 percent of voters favored recalling Gov. Gray Davis.
Columbia University’s med center entangled in animal abuse allegations
October 13, 2003
A veterinarian has entangled Columbia University’s prestigious medical center in a protracted dispute after alleging that baboons and other lab animals suffered from cruel or negligent treatment.
Nebraska State Fair threatens to fold
October 13, 2003
The possibility that Nebraska’s State Fair could fold is disappointing to folks who have been involved for years.
Late Night tradition has fan in Self
Kansas basketball coach remembers first taste of Midnight Madness
October 13, 2003
Bill Self was a 22-year-old Kansas University men’s basketball graduate assistant in 1985, the year Larry Brown brought “Late Night” to KU. “Yes, I do remember it. If I am not mistaken, it was the first year they did ‘Late Night,’” first-year KU coach Self said, reflecting on the Jayhawks’ first attempt at Midnight Madness.
Colts tackle Glenn has start streak halted
October 13, 2003
Tarik Glenn of the Indianapolis Colts missed the first NFL game of his career Sunday with a strained left knee ligament.
Four fined for fights in Game Three
Boston’s Ramirez, Martinez penalized along with Yanks’ Garcia, Zimmer
October 13, 2003
Pedro Martinez and Manny Ramirez of the Boston Red Sox were fined Sunday along with Don Zimmer and Karim Garcia of the New York Yankees for their actions in Game 3 of the AL championship series.
Cubs’ bats silenced in Florida
Hitting coach Matthews not ashamed of feeble effort versus Marlins’ Beckett
October 13, 2003
Sammy Sosa was livid as he argued with plate umpire Larry Poncino, certain that last pitch was ball four, not strike three.
Police seeking witnesses
More facts needed regarding fight in pen
October 13, 2003
Police are looking for witnesses to a fight between two Yankees and a Fenway Park worker in the New York bullpen during Game 3 of the AL championship series before deciding whether to file charges.
Boston College to join ACC
Eagles will leave Big East Conference in 2006
October 13, 2003
Boston College will join the Atlantic Coast Conference as its 12th member, guaranteeing the league a future football championship game.
One-year anniversary of Bali bombings mourned
October 13, 2003
Democratic candidates differ on taxes
October 13, 2003
Democrats are used to being called tax raisers — though rarely by fellow Democrats. But the question of whether to roll back all of the tax cuts President Bush has signed into law is dividing the party’s leading presidential contenders. Howard Dean and Dick Gephardt favor a complete repeal, while rivals Joe Lieberman, John Kerry, Wesley Clark and John Edwards say that would also get rid of child tax credits, an easing of the marriage penalty, and a reduction of the lowest income-tax rate.
Free diner serves record numbers as Wichita economy struggles
October 13, 2003
Most diners would welcome record crowds. Not this one. The Lord’s Diner, which serves free meals every night to people in need, had expected crowds to diminish last month. Instead, it served more people than ever before — sobering evidence that the economy continues to struggle in Kansas’ largest city.
Male teachers a rare breed
In Lawrence and across U.S., fewer men stepping up to chalkboard
October 13, 2003
Bob Lominska spends his days in an overwhelmingly female enclave. He is an elementary school teacher. “In fact, that’s one of the reasons I did it. I wanted to show little boys that men could teach,” said Lominska, a kindergarten teacher at Hillcrest School.
Newton soldier takes vacation from Iraq
October 13, 2003
Army Spc. Joseph Cashon can’t help scanning the rooftops in this south-central Kansas town where he grew up. He knows there aren’t any snipers up there. But every time he passes through town, he looks up anyway.
Mildred F. Leiser
October 13, 2003
Woodling struggles with 3-3 mark for week
October 13, 2003
After missing two games three of the past four weeks, Journal-World sports editor Chuck Woodling had his worst Wanna Whack Woodling week.
Germany slips past Sweden
Kuenzer scores game-winning goal on header in overtime for 2-1 victory
October 13, 2003
Somewhere at the bottom of the pile of women in white jerseys was a most unlikely hero. Germany won the Women’s World Cup for the first time, 2-1, over Sweden on Nia Kuenzer’s header in the eighth minute of overtime Sunday. A substitute who came on 10 minutes earlier, Kuenzer soared high to deflect Renate Lingor’s long free kick over the outstretched arm of goalkeeper Caroline Joensson, who was brilliant all day.
Chiefs rally past Pack
Kennison’s TD in overtime caps crazy comeback
October 13, 2003
For once, Kansas City’s wild finish didn’t involve Dante Hall. Even with their sensational kick returner being kept out of the end zone for the first time in a month, the Chiefs overcame a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime, then came out on top after a crazy closing sequence to beat Green Bay, 40-34, Sunday at Lambeau Field.
Watkins still hurting
KU defensive tackle likely will miss Saturday’s game
October 13, 2003
Kansas University’s beleaguered defense could use a boost after giving up 598 yards to Colorado in Saturday’s 50-47 overtime loss at Boulder, Colo. The Jayhawks won’t get it from junior captain Travis Watkins.
Foster fills in for Panthers
Backup running back lifts Carolina in OT, 23-20
October 13, 2003
Stephen Davis gave the Carolina Panthers a running start Sunday, then DeShaun Foster took over.
George Lopez finds sitcom success
October 13, 2003
With the ongoing travails of that other Lopez, comedian George Lopez said he felt pretty good about his profile these days.
Comment: Companies offer portable grills with sizzling accessories
October 13, 2003
Something my wife was saying drew my attention away from watching “The West Wing.” “Don’t forget that you’re doing the tailgate party,” she repeated.
Iraq demands Bush’s full attention
October 13, 2003
It’s Iraq, stupid. With apologies to James Carville and the Queen’s English, someone should shout that thuggish slogan at the Bush administration’s senior policy-makers 20 times a day. They are making a mess of a noble enterprise, in part by forgetting what it was they set out to do in the first place.
Leisure helps advance society
October 13, 2003
Recent developments indicate that Americans are spending the majority of their time in “technology advancement,” while neglecting social and cultural progress. We create too many gizmos and not enough new cultural forms and institutions to improve humanity.
Lumberyard fires thought to be arson
October 13, 2003
Two fires that did $2 million worth of damage to two lumberyards owned by the same Clay County family were arson, investigators said Saturday.
Doctors separate conjoined twins
October 13, 2003
Two-year-old Egyptian twins joined at the top of their heads were successfully separated Sunday, but they face a long recovery after the marathon surgery that began a day earlier and took more than a year of planning.
James Blubaugh
October 13, 2003
Jeremy Matchett
October 13, 2003
On the record
October 13, 2003
Briefly
October 13, 2003
¢ Limited imports sought for endangered animals ¢ Concentration camp memorial vandalized ¢ Election law bans armies among political parties ¢ Crackdown on Hindus leads to 1,500 arrests
Briefly
October 13, 2003
¢ Congressman to discuss education legislation ¢ Dinner, lecture to have Central American theme ¢ Musical among highlights of Maple Leaf Festival
Briefly
October 13, 2003
¢ Fire at mental hospital kills at least 30 ¢ Libya, France resume compensation talks
Barbecue lovers propose museum
Kansas City hall of fame would honor American culinary style
October 13, 2003
A shrine of slabs and sausages. A palace of pulled pork. A veritable cathedral for carnivores. Such is the sauce-splattered vision of a consortium of barbecue enthusiasts and civic promoters, who want to establish the American Barbecue Hall of Fame and Museum here to honor one of America’s most beloved — and most debated — culinary styles.
LHS inducts alumni into hall of honor
October 13, 2003
Three more names were added to Lawrence High School’s Hall of Honor during an induction ceremony Sunday.
Ruling could incite cell-phone change frenzy
October 13, 2003
Wireless-phone customers are a restless lot, and they could get even more restless by Thanksgiving. Starting Nov. 24, customers can keep their cell-phone numbers when they change wireless providers. Analysts say the change, called number portability, could set off a frenzy of carrier-switching in an industry where customer loyalty is scarce.
New Palestinian prime minister threatens to leave post
October 13, 2003
After days of bitter quarreling with Yasser Arafat, interim Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia said Sunday he intended to give up his post in the coming weeks, dampening hopes of reviving a stalled U.S.-backed peace plan.
Scanning device detects use of fake IDs
October 13, 2003
Chris Ludy has heard it all. He’s the “ID Nazi,” the “ID police” — names yelled at him by Indiana University students who’ve tried, unsuccessfully, to use fake IDs at the liquor store he manages a few blocks off campus.
Study: ‘Tummy pacemaker’ works as appetite suppressant
October 13, 2003
A kind of pacemaker for the tummy, an implanted electrical device that fools the body into feeling full, appears to be an effective alternative to radical digestive surgery for helping obese people shed large amounts of weight.
Fewer minority staffers work at Justice Department
October 13, 2003
After weathering a confirmation furor in 2001 focused largely on racial issues, Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft chose a management staff so diverse that a third of the Justice Department’s most senior positions were occupied by minorities.
Monkeys control robotic arm with thoughts
Breakthrough research results offer hope for patients with paralyzing injuries
October 13, 2003
Scientists in North Carolina have built a brain implant that lets monkeys control a robotic arm with their thoughts, marking the first time that mental intentions have been harnessed to move a mechanical object.
Beckett baffles Cubs to extend series
October 13, 2003
Josh Beckett and the Florida Marlins put history on hold — at least for a couple of days.
Hall of Fame jockey Shoemaker dies
Four-time Kentucky Derby winner had been paralyzed from neck down since car accident in 1991
October 13, 2003
Hall of Fame jockey Bill Shoemaker, who rode four Kentucky Derby winners and was a commanding presence in thoroughbred racing for more than 40 years, died Sunday. He was 72.
Safe and sound
The community needs to step up to help support after-school programs for Lawrence youngsters.
October 13, 2003
The loss of funding for after-school programs at a number of Lawrence elementary schools presents a major challenge to the community.
Chat wrap with Coach Self
October 13, 2003
KU mens’ basketball coach Bill Self chatted with KUsports.com readers Monday, answering questions about the starting lineup, his future at KU and Danny Manning’s duties.
Briefly
October 13, 2003
¢ Governor to honor Lawrence artists ¢ Public vaccinations kick off flu shot drive
Briefly
October 13, 2003
¢ Commuter train derails, injuring at least 100 ¢ Lawmakers approve GOP redistricting ¢ McDonald’s founder’s billionaire widow dies ¢ Grocery clerks strike; stores seek temps ¢ Two children killed in house blaze ¢ Car hits, kills teen praying on highway ¢ Poles celebrate pope’s 25th year
Honor the U.N.
October 13, 2003
Jayhawks stuff Tigers in soccer
October 13, 2003
Kansas University freshman Lacey Novak’s first career goal proved to be the game- winner in the Jayhawks’ 2-0 soccer victory Sunday over Missouri at Walton Complex.
Conference chaos: League has fair share of wacky events
October 13, 2003
There’s some strange goings on out on the plains. Aside from the continued brilliance of Oklahoma and Texas Tech, the first two weeks of conference play in the Big 12 have been a little wacky.
Falcons cornerback Bolden arrested
October 13, 2003
Falcons cornerback Juran Bolden was arrested and charged with marijuana possession and driving a stolen car.
Regional bioterrorism drills conducted
October 13, 2003
Long before Sept. 11, 2001, the threat of bioterrorism existed in the United States. But before the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, an attack on the public’s health wasn’t on most folks’ radar.
How to help: Center to stock food pantry
October 13, 2003
Marketing blitz shifts to mailboxes
Do-not-call lists prompt switch to direct mail
October 13, 2003
Annie Merriam fought off the telemarketers by putting her name on do-not-call lists, and repelled the solicitors by taping a sign to her front door that says “Nothing bought at the door.”
Iraq car bombing aimed at U.S. occupation leaders
Attack misses hotel target but kills 6 bystanders
October 13, 2003
Aman Mutawali was tending shop in his downtown bookstore early Sunday afternoon when suddenly the world around him erupted into a violent shower of flying glass and other debris.
Lawrence briefs
October 13, 2003
¢ Columbus Day affects some offices’ hours ¢ KU to sponsor global business conference ¢ Applications available for grad student summit ¢ Bird seed sale planned ¢ Watkins Museum to open gift shop
People
October 13, 2003
¢ Painful memories for Di’s mom ¢ ‘24’ leaves room for all surprises ¢ Maybe on again, maybe just taking in Red Sox game ¢ A lucky break
Harper County coffers strained by landfill issue
October 13, 2003
A dispute over a proposed landfill could force cash-strapped Harper County in south-central Kansas to borrow money before the end of the year.
Mexico’s grisly mystery
October 13, 2003