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Amarr hopes to add 80 jobs over next three years
October 14, 2003
(Web Posted Tuesday at 1:59 p.m.) A Lawrence manufacturer has plans for an $18.5 million expansion that would add 80 jobs over the next three years, if it can win approval for a city tax abatement. Officials with Amarr Garage Doors announced Tuesday that they have plans to build a 120,000 square foot expansion at their East Hills Business Park facility.
State office building near Capitol evacuated
October 14, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 3:03 p.m.) Four people were taken to the hospital today and hundreds evacuated from the Docking state office building after a foul odor was detected. Firefighters, police and military responded to the incident at Docking, which houses about 2,000 state employees and is located across the street from the Capitol.
KU lab evacuated when students pass out
October 14, 2003
(Web Posted Tuesday at 10:22 a.m.) A Kansas University laboratory was evacuated Tuesday morning after two students lost consciousness and a third became ill within five minutes.
Review: Lack of variation hinders Miami City Ballet performance
October 14, 2003
“Rubies,” “Apollo” and “Who Cares?,” the dances performed by the Miami City Ballet on Wednesday at the Lied Center, had a few good qualities.
In the halls
October 14, 2003
Where is a good place to do homework?
Historical support
October 14, 2003
Library program offers to help with homework
October 14, 2003
Kim Patton doesn’t call her after-school gatherings parties. But that’s what they look like. Complete with snacks, oversized lounge chairs and satellite radio, Patton’s get-togethers are aimed at improving the school performance of young Lawrence residents.
Lieberman tackles Bush’s integrity
October 14, 2003
Democrat Joe Lieberman, hoping to revitalize his presidential campaign with a fresh message and strategy, called Monday for a restructuring of the income tax code that would raise rates for the wealthy while cutting them for the middle class.
Mother of missing girl sues suspected hoaxer
October 14, 2003
The mother of a long-missing girl has filed a lawsuit against the woman charged with falsely portraying herself as the child.
Contempt case against Wichita attorney receives attention in national law journal
October 14, 2003
Contempt proceedings against a defense attorney in a high-profile murder case in Wichita have drawn national attention in the legal community.
Lawrence home construction up from year ago
October 14, 2003
The number of permits issued for construction of single-family homes in September rebounded from a year ago as fair weather and relatively low mortgage interest rates kept the Lawrence-area housing market steaming ahead.
Cell-phone maker’s profits up $116M
October 14, 2003
Motorola Inc. surprised Wall Street on Monday by announcing better-than-expected profit and sales for the third quarter, rushing results out a day and a half early to counteract the impact of a downgrade by a credit ratings agency.
Briefcase
October 14, 2003
¢ Smithfield to pay $367M for Farmland business ¢ AOL Time Warner name to change on Thursday ¢ Boeing predicts profit
Blubaugh services
October 14, 2003
Still living the dream
Former football standouts find new life in minor leagues
October 14, 2003
Buried in the sports section, toiling in anonymity, are the names of construction workers and probation officers, bankers and barbers.
U.S.: Saddam hides in Tikrit
Army official says former Iraqi leader ‘has been here recently’
October 14, 2003
Saddam Hussein is believed to have been hiding out recently in Tikrit, influencing the anti-American insurgency, the U.S. military said Monday. Fresh attacks by resistance forces across central Iraq were reported to have killed three American soldiers and wounded five others.
Low-carb study has doubters believing
New research shows dieters can eat more than low-fat followers
October 14, 2003
The dietary establishment has long argued it’s impossible, but a new study offers intriguing evidence for the idea that people on low-carbohydrate diets can actually eat more than folks on standard low-fat plans and still lose weight.
KU professor finds innovation in nests
Ant project mushrooms into medical marvel
October 14, 2003
The more than 50,000 ants in Cameron Currie’s lab take the term “ant farm” to a new level. Inside small plastic containers, nests ranging from a few dozen to 10,000 leaf-cutter ants cultivate mushrooms, weeding out fungi contaminated by mold — and using antibiotics to keep the mold from wiping out their food source.
Gwendolyn Mary Dean
October 14, 2003
Moran supports request on Iraq appropriations
October 14, 2003
We’re there and we have to pay the bill. That’s how 1st District Rep. Jerry Moran feels about President Bush’s request for $87 billion to cover costs associated with the Iraqi war and the reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Newborn found in Olathe trash bin
October 14, 2003
A trash-truck driver found a newborn girl dead in a garbage bin behind a strip mall, but police in this Kansas City suburb said it was not immediately clear whether the baby was stillborn or died after birth.
On the record
October 14, 2003
Lumberyards lock down after suspicious fires
October 14, 2003
Area lumber companies are adding security measures after a spate of suspicious fires destroyed three lumberyards within the last week.
Ethel May Mignot
October 14, 2003
Violet E. Kennedy
October 14, 2003
Dolores V. Bomgardner
October 14, 2003
Lois J. Corbin
October 14, 2003
Evelyn Wanda Moon
October 14, 2003
Matchett services
October 14, 2003
Arafat defies PM, names new security chief
Tensions high as Israeli tanks continue destroying Palestinian homes
October 14, 2003
Dozens of Israeli tanks entered the Rafah refugee camp before dawn today, just days after another incursion into the Gaza site left eight dead and hundreds homeless.
Surveillance planes scour Philippines for Bush visit
October 14, 2003
The U.S. military has deployed surveillance planes to scour jungles in the Philippines for al-Qaida-linked guerrillas posing a threat to American counterterrorism trainers, officials told The Associated Press on Monday.
Nadeau won’t rush return to track
Nemechek to replace injured driver in Cup series next season
October 14, 2003
Jerry Nadeau will take his time coming back to racing after a May wreck that nearly killed him. So, for now, his team is making plans to compete next season without him.
Huskers investigating alleged assault of MU fan
October 14, 2003
Nebraska coach Frank Solich is investigating the alleged assault of a Missouri fan by one of his football players after Saturday night’s game in Columbia, Mo.
Baylor mystified by struggles
October 14, 2003
After two weeks of league play, only one Big 12 Conference football team — top-ranked Oklahoma — has won a league road game. Baylor isn’t the team most likely to reverse that trend Saturday when the Bears play Kansas University at Memorial Stadium.
Walker’s surge timely for Boston
October 14, 2003
The Boston Red Sox already slugged the 1927 Yankees out of the record book. Todd Walker and Trot Nixon are doing their best to knock the current version out of the playoffs.
Bullpen brawl hearing scheduled
October 14, 2003
Jeff Nelson will be accused of attacking a Fenway Park groundskeeper in a court hearing today that will determine whether criminal charges will be brought against the Yankees reliever and outfielder Karim Garcia.
Are undefeated Chiefs lucky, good … or both?
October 14, 2003
Is the only unbeaten team left in the AFC this good, or just lucky? Or maybe the 6-0 Kansas City Chiefs are a team of destiny. After all, say fans, there’s not a winning team on the schedule for the next five weeks, including Monday night’s tilt against archrival Oakland.
Wakefield helps Red Sox take 3-2 win, even series
October 14, 2003
No punches were thrown. No coaches were toppled on their noggins. There were no threats, no evil stares, no fussin’ and no cussin’. The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees simply played a taut ballgame Monday night at Fenway Park, one that was dominated by pitching and the long ball.
Ex-Lion to coach at Army
October 14, 2003
Lawrence native John Mumford is a college head football coach again.
Free State gets new opponents for 2004 football season
October 14, 2003
Sunflower League officials released the 2004 football schedule, with the local highlight being the Lawrence High-Free State matchup, which will take place next Oct. 22. LHS will be the home team.
Prep briefs
October 14, 2003
¢ FSHS soccer falls to SM South, 1-0 ¢ Firebirds take fifth at golf regionals
Jayhawk briefs
October 14, 2003
¢ KU women’s golfers in fifth place so far ¢ Kings slice Johnson
Ryan Wood’s Weekly Football Report
October 14, 2003
6News video: Students object to proposal to remove sodas at school
October 14, 2003
Several students attended the school board meeting Monday night to protest the board’s consideration of ending soda sales at city schools.
6News video: Barber School gets new lease on life
October 14, 2003
A design and construction company is in the process of restoring the 132-year-old schoolhouse north of Clinton Lake.
6News video: County wants to remove vacant house
October 14, 2003
Douglas County commissioners have decided the 115-year-old house on Rhode Island Street used for storage of old court files will be either moved or torn down.
6Sports video: Haskell disappointed in loss
October 14, 2003
A field goal in the second overtime wasn’t enough for the Indians, who lost to Peru State 13-10.
6News video: Campus mourns pharmacy professor
October 14, 2003
Colleagues remember KU professor Jeremy “Jere” Matchett, who died Saturday at age 69.
6Sports video: Explosive offensive output not enough for KU
October 14, 2003
The Jayhawks had 586 total yards in offense on Saturday but couldn’t keep it together, falling to Colorado 50-47 in overtime.
6Sports video: Defensive breakdowns hamstring Jayhawks
October 14, 2003
Missed tackles were key in KU’s 50-47 loss in Boulder, Colo.
Briefly
October 14, 2003
¢ Delays leave troops in Iraq without body armor ¢ Report: Sniper defense costs will easily exceed $1 million ¢ Security Council to expand Afghan peacekeeping mission
Rams’ defense shuts down Falcons, 36-0
October 14, 2003
Look out NFL, the St. Louis Rams have a stingy defense to go with their precise offense. Veteran Aeneas Williams forced two early turnovers as the Rams outclassed the Atlanta Falcons, 36-0, Monday night. Atlanta managed only 209 yards in St. Louis’ first shutout in two years.
City briefs
October 14, 2003
¢ Finance magazine ranks KU as good deal ¢ Speakers announced for Dole lecture series ¢ Nigerian airline CEO honored for leadership ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Lawrence and area briefs
October 14, 2003
¢ Driver, students hurt in school bus crash ¢ University sets exams ¢ Governor encourages cancer awareness ¢ Detective novelist at library tonight ¢ Mensa offers chance to test your intelligence
Corrections & clarifications
October 14, 2003
More workers vote to strike at Kroger stores
Employees reject firm’s contract offer
October 14, 2003
Grocery workers at Kroger stores in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky voted to strike at midnight Monday — just days after Kroger clerks walked out in Southern California.
American Royal cuts back to grow
Shortened festival features new acts
October 14, 2003
The American Royal has grown by cutting back — way back. Now, the challenge is to keep that new growth going.
Daily ticker
October 14, 2003
Money is lost in translation
October 14, 2003
I have a foolproof way to make Kansas a better place to live, and it won’t cost a penny. Under my plan, local government officials would be required to talk about money and taxes in plain English.
Job loss a dangerous trend
October 14, 2003
The recent news that the number of manufacturing jobs fell by 93,000 in August rocked the stock market and dumbfounded members of the Bush administration.
Tibetan women turn to prostitution, construction work to stay employed
October 14, 2003
As the sun rises over this dusty river valley, Yaji tucks her hair under a New York Yankees baseball cap and throws a shovel over her shoulder. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., she works on the construction site of a new road on the outskirts of town, mixing cement and moving dirt.
Spring looks stay light, airy
Designers use soft fabrics, butterfly motifs for ‘04
October 14, 2003
Stella McCartney has an answer for an uneasy world: Go light.
Commodities
October 14, 2003
Historic building given new lease
Barber School renovations nearly complete
October 14, 2003
The sand-colored stones of Barber School seem to grow from the prairie itself. Nestled among the hills overlooking the north side of Clinton Lake, the building is a silent, yet welcoming, presence.
Cuba, trade policies faulted
Congressman says U.S. positions no help to farmers
October 14, 2003
U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran criticized the Bush administration Monday over Cuba policy and trade negotiations involving developing nations’ demand for lower agricultural subsidies.
Rumsfeld plans to close 100 military bases
October 14, 2003
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is planning to cut at least 100 of the nation’s 425 military bases — more closures than in the four previous rounds of base closures combined — beginning in 2005, Pentagon insiders said Monday.
Letters to papers, Bush press talks raise media strategy issues
October 14, 2003
The Bush administration, displeased with the news coverage of the war in Iraq, has accelerated efforts to bypass the national media by telling the administration’s story directly to the American public.
Buckeye suspended for choking Wisconsin QB
October 14, 2003
Wisconsin quarterback Jim Sorgi may have someone else barking out the signals for him in practice this week.
Self: Two spots up for grabs
KU likely to start Miles, Simien, Langford … and 2 players to be named
October 14, 2003
Three juniors enter preseason drills as front-runners for starting positions in Kansas University’s men’s basketball lineup, with the other two slots up for grabs, KU coach Bill Self said in an online chat Monday on the Journal-World’s kusports.com Web site.
Briefly
October 14, 2003
¢ Aide who burned Hitler’s body dies ¢ Expert warns AIDS crisis imminent
Environmentalists get agreement on sonar system
Navy to limit use of surveillance equipment thought to harm ocean’s inhabitants
October 14, 2003
The Navy has agreed to limit its peacetime use of a new sonar system designed to detect enemy submarines, but which also may harm marine mammals and fish, an environmentalist group said.
Kucinich enters ‘04 race
Presidential candidate’s bid official despite lagging support
October 14, 2003
Democrat Dennis Kucinich, the liberal four-term congressman who has been steadfast in his opposition to the Iraq war, formally kicked off his presidential bid Monday with a harsh critique of U.S. foreign policy.
Japan abductees face anniversary of return, await missing families
October 14, 2003
She stepped off the plane from North Korea shy and reclusive, keeping her comments short and simple in rusty Japanese. “Very good” was all Hitomi Soga could muster about being back in Japan for the first time in nearly a quarter-century.
Homework bound - Research suggests kids not overloaded
October 14, 2003
The popular notion that America’s students are overburdened with homework is largely a myth — and, if anything, too many don’t do enough homework, according to national research released last week.
Homework bound - Scheduling influences study time
October 14, 2003
Homework is a part of life for high school and junior high school students. Scheduling during school days has a lot to do with the amount of homework, teachers said.
People
October 14, 2003
¢ Stewart doesn’t expect prison ¢ ‘Reality’ wedding, dream dress ¢ ‘Reality’ rich girls set loose ¢ Kilmer thanks friends in N.M. controversy
California waste is there to be cut
October 14, 2003
Conventional wisdom, as promoted by most in the media, says it will be virtually impossible for Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger to fix California’s huge deficit. The implication is that every dollar spent is essential and cutting any of it will result in death and destruction. Not exactly.
Terrorism a long-term battle
October 14, 2003
Now that we have strengthened the homeland, should we feel safe and not fear a repeat of Sept. 11? Various versions of that question popped up during a week’s worth of discussions that I attended recently on international security issues, including terrorism. And the questions flowed despite the repeated urgings of speakers to take the long view in dealing with terrorists. After all, terrorism ranks among the world’s oldest professions and likely will claim its nefarious place in society for millennia to come.
Nursing center to train workers in elder care
October 14, 2003
Talk about a miraculous recovery. The Johnson County Nursing Center, targeted for closing two years ago, has found new life as a place to study long-term care of the elderly.
Stocks increase on third-quarter optimism
October 14, 2003
Better-than-expected profits from Motorola Inc. lifted Wall Street higher Monday as investors grew more optimistic that third-quarter earnings in general will be strong. The Dow Jones industrials rose nearly 90 points to a 16-month high.
Scientists continue seeking way to manufacture rain
October 14, 2003
The nation’s top scientists have confirmed the adage that everybody talks about the weather, but nobody can do much about it — even though states, cities and utilities are spending millions of dollars trying.
Friends remember dedication of KU pharmacy professor
October 14, 2003
Jeremy “Jere” Matchett didn’t leave his work at the office. When the Kansas University pharmacy professor wasn’t in the classroom, he was volunteering with state and national pharmacy organizations.
One in 50 U.S. adults at least 100 lbs. overweight
October 14, 2003
Americans are not just getting fatter; they are ballooning to extremely obese proportions at an alarming rate.
Baldwin school board scrutinizes book policy
October 14, 2003
It was back to the blackboard Monday night for the Baldwin school board as it once again tried to come up with a policy for handling public complaints about classroom textbooks.
Like Dodgers rode Koufax, Cubs must rely on Prior
October 14, 2003
Wrigley Field is by far the oldest park in the National League. Yet it hasn’t played host to as many World Series as the next-oldest NL park, Dodger Stadium, which opened 46 years after the Cubs moved into Wrigley Field.
Woodling: Big 12 big on offense
Wide-open attacks have defenses struggling throughout league
October 14, 2003
Silver linings don’t really exist in clouds, you know. You just have to tough it out through overcast days. So it is with the players on the defensive platoon of Kansas University’s football team, who were so gloomy following their subpar performance Saturday at Colorado. Well, cheer up, guys. You’re not alone.
Horoscopes
October 14, 2003
For Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003
Around and around
Has an American Indian tribe come up with the magic plan to complete the South Lawrence Trafficway?
October 14, 2003
It’s difficult to understand the thinking behind the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision to review a new South Lawrence Trafficway route proposed by the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.
Lawrence students stand up for soft drink sales
October 14, 2003
Free State High School senior Caleb Powers said Monday the Lawrence school board was overstepping its bounds by considering elimination of popular soft drinks from school vending machines.
Board plans study session on sales tax proposal
October 14, 2003
The Lawrence school board Monday again flashed preference for a city sales tax for public schools, but the option of going for a county tax wasn’t eliminated.
Cardinals begin arriving for papal anniversary
October 14, 2003
Cardinals from around the world began coming to Rome on Monday to mark the 25th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s papacy and for meetings that some see as a precursor of the conclave that will elect his successor.
Briefly
October 14, 2003
¢ Two critically injured in fraternity, team clash ¢ Newly separated twins doing well, doctor says ¢ Escaped inmate surrenders to police ¢ Eight die after bus hits tractor-trailer ¢ Past Miss America kills bicyclist in car accident ¢ Embattled leader cancels gas export plan
Derrel W. Haberly
October 14, 2003
U.S. launches new bid for more U.N. aid in Iraq
October 14, 2003
The Bush administration has launched a new bid at the United Nations to boost international reconstruction aid and peacekeeping troops for Iraq.
Free State team of Spurgeon, Ott qualifies for state
October 14, 2003
Look out Wichita. Here come Brenna Spurgeon and Ellie Ott. Rain cut short the completion of the Class 6A girls tennis regionals at Lawrence High Monday, but not before Ott and Spurgeon, both Free State High seniors, secured a doubles spot in Friday’s state tournament in Wichita.
Proposal to raze house likely to raise controversy
October 14, 2003
A crumbling house that served as a vault for old court files is slated for a change of address. Or perhaps demolition.
Offensive-line woes hurting Raiders
Kansas City next for Oakland squad struggling with injuries, penalties
October 14, 2003
Right tackle Lincoln Kennedy’s torn left calf still aches, and he can’t play. Right guard Mo Collins has an injured knee, and he can’t play. To make matters worse for the beleaguered Oakland Raiders, left guard Frank Middleton went down because of a severely strained right quadriceps in Sunday’s loss at Cleveland. He might be sidelined for the season.
Trash evolves into PBS treasures
October 14, 2003
Two savvy scrounge artists scour the country for castoff treasures in the scruffy half-hour documentary “Second Hand Stories” (8:30 p.m., PBS). Filmmakers Christopher Wilcha and John Freyer begin their journey in New Jersey as they pick up the decommissioned 1977 ambulance they purchased on eBay for $2,500. They drive the heap across the country, buying indispensable stuff at yard sales, consignment shops and thrift stores. When they need to raise money, they sell their loot, often for a tidy profit.