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Muslims can lead change for women
October 18, 2003
Western democracies won the Cold War by shaking open closed societies and exposing their failures and crimes to citizens who then refused to go on living that way. The great political challenge of today is to induce similar change in Arab nations and other Islamic countries that do not respect the rights and dignity of their own citizens.
Antiques show shines spotlight on store owner
1920s’ painting helps resident land appearance on national TV
October 18, 2003
To Angie Conrad, the 1920s-era painting that hangs above the cash register in her downtown Lawrence antique store is beautiful.
Studies suggest body fat, marijuana hurt fertility
October 18, 2003
Men who want to be fathers should lay off the pot-smoking and french fries. Two small studies presented to a fertility conference suggest that marijuana use and excessive body fat may make it harder for a man’s sperm to complete their upstream swim to fertilize an egg.
State’s adjutant general retiring
October 18, 2003
Maj. Gen. Greg Gardner, the state’s adjutant general since 1999, announced Friday he was retiring from the military. Gardner, 49, who was appointed by former Gov. Bill Graves, informed Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of his decision earlier this week. She had reappointed Gardner when she took office. Gardner’s last day will be Oct. 31.
6News video: Homeless struggle to find food and shelter
October 18, 2003
The city’s street people have to work to deal with the basic necessities of life.
Game 1 up next in crazy postseason
October 18, 2003
Aaron Boone got a wake-up call from manager Joe Torre. Dontrelle Willis explored the monuments, and Jack McKeon smoked a cigar. The grounds crew painted a new logo — at the right ballpark this time.
Football: Firebirds overcome ‘not clicking’
October 18, 2003
Perhaps the Free State High football team knew a little too much about its struggling opponent going into Friday night’s Class 6A, District 4 opener.
Late Night ‘03 video: The ‘88 champs are still crimson and blue
October 18, 2003
The team and former head coach Larry Brown were proud to be Jayhawks.
Late Night ‘03 video: The ‘88 National Champions pt. 2
October 18, 2003
The former Jayhawks were honored at Late Night.
Late Night ‘03 video: Meet the women’s basketball coaches
October 18, 2003
The coaching staff takes the floor.
Late Night ‘03 video: KU football team drops by the Phog
October 18, 2003
Coach Mangino and his team came to Late Night to show their support for the basketball program and to thank the fans for their enthusiasm.
Late Night ‘03 video: Meet the Lady Jayhawks
October 18, 2003
The 2003-04 women’s basketball team greets their fans.
Late Night ‘03 video: KU’s fans are introduced to Bill Self
October 18, 2003
The new men’s basketball head coach acknowledged about the legacy he’s inherited.
Late Night ‘03 video: Big Jay surfs the crowd
October 18, 2003
The Big Jay mascot got into the festivities with a little crowd surfing.
Late Night ‘03 video: The ‘88 National Champions pt. 1
October 18, 2003
The former Jayhawks were honored at Late Night.
Briefly
October 18, 2003
¢ Eaton Hall dedicated ¢ Bust unveiling to honor longtime city manager
Briefly
October 18, 2003
¢ Skin infection outbreaks worry health officials ¢ New frog species found
Briefly
October 18, 2003
¢ Two-headed snake found ¢ 2003 had warmest September on record ¢ Missing boy found dead
HBO takes Sapp to task for ‘slave master’ remark
October 18, 2003
Three weekends ago, there was a major upheaval when ESPN commentator Rush Limbaugh made what many listens perceived as racially inflammatory comments during the network’s pregame show. The outcry led to Limbaugh’s resigning.
UNC approves Williams deal
October 18, 2003
North Carolina approved an eight-year contract for men’s basketball coach Roy Williams that pays him $632,300 in year one and $1.4 million for at least five years.
Chancellors Club honors faculty, students
October 18, 2003
An AIDS researcher, an aircraft designer and 16 freshmen were among the honorees at the 26th annual meeting of the Chancellors Club Friday night at Kansas University.
On the record
October 18, 2003
Security breach prompts airliner probe
7,000 planes to be searched after box cutters found
October 18, 2003
Stepped-up inspections were ordered Friday for each of the nation’s 7,000 commercial airliners after several box cutters and other contraband material slipped past security and onto two Southwest Airlines jets.
6News video: Students try to break world record for kissing
October 18, 2003
The kissers went for the simultaneous liplock during Late Night.
Roberson inconsistent since return to lineup
October 18, 2003
Ell Roberson started the season in a heady swirl of Heisman Trophy buzz and high expectations. Now, the talk for Kansas State and its senior quarterback has turned to what went wrong.
Love survived at ISU
QB finally on field
October 18, 2003
In two months, Cris Love has gone from forgotten man among Iowa State’s quarterbacks to possible starter against one of the most storied teams in college football.
Military news
October 18, 2003
Congress approves $87B for Iraq
Final bill, which also includes money for Afghanistan, expected to reach Bush next week
October 18, 2003
The House and Senate decisively approved similar bills Friday giving President Bush roughly the $87 billion he wants for Iraq and Afghanistan, blessing most of his policies but challenging his plans for Iraqi reconstruction.
Smoochers try to smash record
Hundreds of couples pucker up to put KU in Guinness book
October 18, 2003
Regardless of how Jayhawk fans feel about public displays of affection, they embraced them Friday night. As part of Kansas University Homecoming festivities, and in an effort to make the “Guinness Book of World Records,” more than hundreds of couples locked lips as a warmup to the annual Late Night in the Phog festivities.
Rush: Did I really say that?
October 18, 2003
Chamber recognizes area businesses’ contributions to community
October 18, 2003
Six area companies took top honors Friday morning at a new Lawrence Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony designed to make sure businesses know the community appreciates them.
Enjoy buffet of silly made-for-TV movies
October 18, 2003
At their best (and their worst), made-for-TV movies have the familiar flavor and dubious nutritional value of reheated leftovers. Take a well-worn dramatic formula and add several old favorites (don’t dare call them has-beens), and you have the ingredients for a comfy, cheesy concoction. With major league baseball dominating the ratings, several networks have counter-programmed with their own gooey versions of comfort food.
Langford: Have patience with freshmen
Junior guard remembers trying to adjust to college game as newcomer
October 18, 2003
Keith Langford hasn’t forgotten his first Late Night. “I sucked,” Langford, a Kansas University junior guard, said Friday before the Jayhawks tipped off the basketball season with Late Night in the Phog. “In the Late Night game, I don’t even remember scoring. I remember missing layups. It’s a big adjustment.”
Media day notebook: Giddens shines in spotlight
Coach Self has dubbed freshman ‘Hollywood’
October 18, 2003
J.R. Giddens turned to the left, then the right, clearly enjoying a photo shoot of his profile during Friday’s Media Day activities at Allen Fieldhouse.
Yankees pay tribute to past after hard-earned win
October 18, 2003
They were still celebrating the great victory early Friday morning when Roger Clemens looked for David Wells and Mel Stottlemyre.
Gordon gunning for second place
Four-time NASCAR champion claims pole for Subway 500
October 18, 2003
Four-time champion Jeff Gordon is looking at a more modest goal with only five races left in the 2003 season. “We’re within striking distance of second place,” Gordon said Friday, minutes before winning the pole for the Subway 400 at Martinsville Speedway.
Gonzalez closing in on K.C. receiving record
Chiefs’ tight end needs just three catches to pass Marshall for most receptions in team history
October 18, 2003
The threshold Tony Gonzalez probably will reach Monday night in Oakland, Calif., has only been crossed by two other tight ends in NFL history.
Briefly
October 18, 2003
¢ Last-ditch effort denied in feeding tube case ¢ Day-care abuse convict granted parole ¢ Six flight attendants allege discrimination
Briefly
October 18, 2003
¢ Closing arguments begin in prison rape trial ¢ Coroner discovers cadmium in deaths ¢ Ex-student arrested for alleged gun threat
Briefly
October 18, 2003
¢ Fire in high-rise kills at least six people ¢ Police to amend report on nanny in abuse case ¢ Mother of teen robbers gets 15 years for role ¢ Cold War scientist, father of GPS, dies at 91
Briefly
October 18, 2003
¢ Judge lets case proceed for Guantanamo translator ¢ N.Y. Post prints editorial that says Yankees lost ¢ Koreas end talks; nuclear weapons issue left unsettled
Briefly
October 18, 2003
¢ Taipei now has world’s tallest skyscraper ¢ Quake in southwest kills three, injures 46 ¢ Muslim militants hole up after two guards killed ¢ Parliament approves labor reform, tax cut ¢ Russia launch makes up for loss of shuttle
People
October 18, 2003
¢ Springer again pondering politics ¢ Chef finds American food scary ¢ Wayne Newton fills Hope’s shoes ¢ Legacy of a voice continues
Tarnished image
October 18, 2003
Search for meaning
Church launches ‘40 Days of Purpose’ campaign
October 18, 2003
Hundreds of members of a Lawrence church have embarked on a 40-day search for the answer to a question that has stumped philosophers and thinkers for thousands of years.
Bush promises Philippines military aid
October 18, 2003
President Bush brought promises of military aid and solidarity to the terrorism-plagued Philippines on Saturday, in a hurried state visit cut short by fears of attack.
U.S. travel to Gaza halted
October 18, 2003
The U.S. Embassy in Israel has suspended official travel to the Gaza Strip and is reviewing security arrangements in response to this week’s deadly attack on a U.S. convoy, a senior American official said Friday.
Anniversaries
October 18, 2003
¢ Bond ¢ Stiles ¢ Hodges ¢ Landreth ¢ Evans
Ferry crash probe seeks details about pilot, captain
October 18, 2003
With weather and mechanical problems all but ruled out as causes, investigators said Friday they had demanded blood and urine samples from the pilot in the Staten Island ferry wreck to determine if his medication played a role in the full-throttle crash.
KU group to perform Bard’s work
Area events also include Lyle Lovett concert in K.C.
October 18, 2003
Kansas University students will perform “As You Like It” this weekend at Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall, the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra renders “The British Are Coming” at Lawrence Arts Center, and Lyle Lovett and His Large Band appear Sunday at Kansas City’s Midland Theatre.
Self ‘shocked’ by KU Media Day
First-year Kansas coach impressed by turnout before, during annual gathering
October 18, 2003
Bill Self reported to work at 9 a.m. Friday — three hours after students began camping in Allen Fieldhouse for the season-opening “Late Night in the Phog.”
Steep prices
October 18, 2003
Commentary: Brownback may be seeking distance from Bush policies
October 18, 2003
Politics and politicians being what they are today — and, unfortunately, how the public views too many in politics — it is understandable that many Kansans as well as political observers around the country are somewhat suspicious of Sen. Sam Brownback’s announcement earlier this week calling on President Bush to initiate new strategies concerning Iraq and Uncle Sam’s role in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
Commentary: Thank goodness, balls bounce again
College basketball offseason was most tumultuous, embarrassing, cheerless in memory
October 18, 2003
When we left college basketball competition in April in New Orleans, these two facts were self-evident: Syracuse freshman Carmelo Anthony’s career was going to be a one (title) and done.
Volleyball: Balanced KU sweeps ISU
Lima, Jayhawks show off for packed Horejsi
October 18, 2003
Kansas University sophomore Josi Lima said part of the overflow crowd at the Horejsi Center likely wasn’t there to watch the Jayhawks’ volleyball match against Iowa State.
Wells, Penny set to duel in opener
AL, NL playoff series took toll on pitching
October 18, 2003
For starters, the World Series is a scramble. David Wells will open for the New York Yankees tonight against Florida’s Brad Penny. With both teams scraping their bullpens to win their pennants, the Yankees and Marlins each used three pitchers in Game 7 of their league championship series who usually start.
McKeon, but few others, believed in Marlins
At 72, Florida skipper will become oldest manager to reach World Series
October 18, 2003
Jack McKeon’s wife flew from the couple’s home in North Carolina to Miami last month and joined her husband for the final homestand of the Florida Marlins’ regular season, when they were immersed in a tight NL wild-card race.
Judge suspends Topeka mayor
Felker removed from office pending lawsuit over campaign finance allegation
October 18, 2003
A district judge on Friday suspended Topeka Mayor Butch Felker from office over allegations that he violated Kansas campaign finance laws and the public trust.
Faith forum
October 18, 2003
¢ Embrace pluralism through dialogue ¢ No expectation of ‘sameness’
Weddings
October 18, 2003
Society calendar
October 18, 2003
Late Night in the Phog’: Self makes KU debut
Kansas basketball gets rolling
October 18, 2003
New name, new coach, same Late Night excitement. Late Night in the Phog — which marks the official opening of the Kansas basketball season — proved as popular as ever Friday, drawing an enthusiastic crowd of Jayhawk fans from around the region.
Still growing
October 18, 2003
The outlines of a proposed new growth area around Lawrence are stunning but believable. The proposed new boundaries for Lawrence’s “urban growth area” are a bit stunning to long-time local residents.
U.N. is no friend
October 18, 2003
SLT insight
October 18, 2003
First Southern Baptist to begin video, discussion series
October 18, 2003
First Southern Baptist Church, 4300 W. Sixth St., formally launched its “40 Days of Purpose” campaign Sunday, but the community is still welcome to participate.
State jobless rate falls with seasonal changes
October 18, 2003
Unemployment in Kansas dipped to 4.5 percent in September, but a top official said Friday that the state still needed new jobs to bolster its economy.
Briefcase
October 18, 2003
¢ Home starts on the rise ¢ Interstate Bakeries to simplify business
Tainted Docking document accidental
October 18, 2003
Law enforcement authorities said Friday they suspected no criminal intent in the chemically contaminated documents that sickened four people and led to the evacuation of hundreds of workers from the Docking State Office Building.
Engagements
October 18, 2003
¢ Christensen-Evans ¢ Ross-Schmidt ¢ Bouton-Hubbell
Club news
October 18, 2003
The Lawrence 299ers Duplicate Bridge Club met Oct. 8 for its weekly game.
Around and about
October 18, 2003
4-H news
October 18, 2003
Decorators carve pulpless pumpkins
October 18, 2003
Pumpkin purists, brace yourselves. A new craft trend is transforming the age-old practice of pumpkin-carving.
KUEA reports upswing in portfolio
October 18, 2003
The stock market roller coaster ride for the Kansas University Endowment Association is once again headed up. After two years of declining values, the market rebounded enough in the fourth quarter of the 2003 fiscal year for a 0.3 percent increase in Endowment Association funds, association trustees announced at their annual meeting Friday.
Governor to Kansans: Be patient on budget
Sebelius says she’s studying proposals from citizen task forces
October 18, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Friday hinted she would have significant budget recommendations soon but urged Kansans to be patient.
After 100
Number of centenarians increases across Kansas, U.S.
October 18, 2003
Next month Marie Maxwell will celebrate her 100th birthday during a party at Eudora Nursing Center. “I don’t think about it much,” Maxwell said when asked about reaching the century mark. “I enjoy living. I’ve got this dumb little old apartment here, and I kind of like it.”
Quartaro has KU clicking
Jayhawks scoring at record pace
October 18, 2003
Kansas University’s football team scored 20 points in its season-opening loss to Northwestern, and only six of those points were supplied by the offense.
Baylor trying to bounce back
Bears won three straight before 73-10 loss at Texas A&M
October 18, 2003
Kansas University was expected to be the worst football team in the Big 12 North this season, and Baylor was supposed to be the worst team in the Big 12 South.
Simmons keeps getting better
Sophomore receiver making big plays for Jayhawks
October 18, 2003
Mark Simmons caught six passes for 152 yards and a touchdown in Kansas University’s 50-47 overtime loss last Saturday at Colorado.
USC quarterback filling Palmer’s role
Leinart putting up numbers similar to Southern Cal’s Heisman Trophy winner
October 18, 2003
Matt Leinart’s first pass in a college game didn’t come until this year. He’s proved to be a fast learner. Halfway through his first season as a starter for Southern California, Leinart quietly and efficiently is filling a huge void.
KU/Baylor notes
October 18, 2003
Williams making big plays for Cowboys
Oklahoma State cornerback among nation’s leaders in punt returns, interceptions
October 18, 2003
While talking with a few teammates during lunch earlier this week, Darrent Williams was interrupted mid-sentence by a fan.
Top-ranked OU focused on Missouri
Sooners don’t have time to relish victory against Texas
October 18, 2003
Bob Stoops doesn’t even bother with an answer anymore, since the question comes every year. Repeatedly since Oklahoma’s 65-13 rout of Texas last Saturday, the coach has been asked some variation of this: Are the Sooners in danger of a letdown after such an emotional win against arch rival Texas?
Saudis paying lawyers of detainees
FBI says practice could influence later testimony
October 18, 2003
The Saudi government has been paying for lawyers, and in some cases for bond, for hundreds of its citizens who have been detained, prosecuted or questioned inside the United States during the crackdown on terror. The FBI calls the practice tantamount to buying off witnesses.
Malaysian defends remarks about Jews
October 18, 2003
Malaysia’s outspoken leader accused Western countries of using a double standard for criticizing Jews and Muslims, and refused to apologize Friday for a speech in which he said Jews ruled the world.
6Sports video: Stop asking: Simien’s shoulder is okay
October 18, 2003
Junior Wayne Simen gets asked about his shoulder everywhere he goes. The answer is “it’s fine.”
6Sports video: Jayhawks looking for revenge
October 18, 2003
Baylor racked up one of their only conference wins against KU last year.
6Sports video: Tonganoxie loses first game
October 18, 2003
Despite good plays, Tonganoxie fell to KC Piper.
6Sports video: Eudora takes down DeSoto
October 18, 2003
The Cardinals went on top early in the game.
6Sports video: Free State dominates Topeka
October 18, 2003
The Firebirds won the game on strong passing.
6Sports video: Lions wins first district game
October 18, 2003
The Lions blew away the Jr. Blues, 56-12.
6Sports video: Late Night plays to packed house
October 18, 2003
Bill Self faces the long history of Late Night, especially the dreaded head coach dance.
6News video: Screen Scene
October 18, 2003
There is a lot of tension in area theaters this weekend, thanks to a number of new thrillers.
Stretchers beefed up to handle the obese
October 18, 2003
The sharply rising number of obese Americans is leading medical-equipment manufacturers and ambulance crews to supersize their stretchers.
6Sports video: Media Day and Late Night kick off basketball season
October 18, 2003
The media frenzy and fun at Late Night are exciting, but Coach Self and his players know the hard work comes next.
6News video: Maple Leaf festival bring visitors to Baldwin
October 18, 2003
The event is one of the largest two-day festivals in Kansas.
6Sports video: Students camp out for new coach’s Late Night
October 18, 2003
Bill Self thinks that the fan dedication is “great.”
Sniper jury seated; trial begins Monday
October 18, 2003
A jury of 12 was seated Friday for the murder trial of sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad, setting the stage for opening statements on Monday.
Longtime church leader dies
Funeral Tuesday for former archbishop of K.C.K.
October 18, 2003
Former Archbishop Ignatius J. Strecker, who led the Catholic archdiocese of Kansas City, Kan., for 24 years, has died. He was 85.
Briefs
October 18, 2003
¢ Daughter-in-law ordered to jail in neglect case ¢ State records 80th case of West Nile Virus ¢ Steel plant worker killed in accident
Poet’s intense life plays out in ‘Sylvia’
October 18, 2003
She was extraordinarily gifted. She was beautiful. She had a passionate marriage to a handsome, equally gifted man. She experienced what’s been described as “a prolonged, high-pitched ecstasy like nothing else in literature.” And then she died, unimaginably young, a suicide at age 30, leaving behind two young children and an ever-swirling controversy. Is it any wonder that the culture can’t get enough of the tragic, compelling life of Sylvia Plath
Twins emerge from sedation
October 18, 2003
Mohamed Ibrahim stroked the cheek of his nurse Friday morning, bolstering the optimism of doctors and nurses who are keeping close watch for signs of infection in the toddler and his brother, Ahmed.
U.S. deaths in Iraq increase amid hostile fire
Four soldiers killed in fighting, bombing
October 18, 2003
U.S. combat deaths since the end of major fighting passed the 100 mark Friday after a joint U.S.-Iraqi patrol confronted gunmen outside the headquarters of a Shiite Muslim cleric, triggering clashes in which three Americans and 10 Iraqis were killed, including two Iraqi policemen.
Bolivia’s vice president assumes power
October 18, 2003
Vice President Carlos Mesa took office as Bolivia’s new president late Friday but quickly proposed having early elections, hours after his predecessor was forced out by weeks of bloody street protests set off by a plan to export natural gas to the United States.
Breakthrough Alzheimer’s drug receives FDA approval
October 18, 2003
Americans with advanced Alzheimer’s disease soon can try the first treatment proved effective for late stages of the mind-robbing illness.
Freeda A. Crawshaw
October 18, 2003
Horn services
October 18, 2003
Lions football team pops Junior Blues
LHS junior Colter scores three TDs on Senior Night
October 18, 2003
Lawrence High’s Senior Night looked more like Junior Night. Junior Jeff Colter scored three touchdowns, and Ian Handshy, also a junior, scored two more as the Lions crushed Washburn Rural, 56-12, in their Class 6A, District 4 football opener Friday night at Haskell Stadium.
Els reaches semifinals
Golfer shooting for fifth Match Play title
October 18, 2003
Defending champion Ernie Els defeated Tim Clark Friday to reach the semifinals of the World Match Play Championship. Els, who turned 34 Friday, won 2 up and next will face Vijay Singh. Els is trying to equal the record of five titles at this event held by Gary Player and Seve Ballesteros.
Swimming: KU sixth at Big 12 relays
October 18, 2003
Soccer: Jayhawks struggle against Buffaloes
October 18, 2003
Firebirds falter at state
Ott, Spurgeon eliminated at 0-2
October 18, 2003
Free State High’s doubles team of Ellie Ott and Brenna Spurgeon had a tough day Friday at the Kansas Class 6A state tournament at Wichita State University.
Mason’s five TDs power Baldwin past SFT
October 18, 2003
Baldwin High’s football offense hasn’t needed much help scoring this season, but Santa Fe Trail helped the Bulldogs anyway.
Haskell, Bacone each seek spark
October 18, 2003
Haskell Indian Nations University’s football team hopes to bounce back from a disappointing overtime loss today.
Houston huge as Ottawa rolls
October 18, 2003
Red Sox miss top prize for 85th straight season
October 18, 2003
General manager Theo Epstein knew the Red Sox were headed to the World Series.
Reutimann fastest in Busch qualifying
But Busch to start from pole position due to technicality
October 18, 2003
Greg Biffle’s helicopter would have to break down to allow substitute driver David Reutimann to take advantage of his first Busch Series pole.
Late Night in the Phog’: Self makes KU debut
October 18, 2003
New name, new coach, same Late Night excitement. Late Night in the Phog — which marks the official opening of the Kansas basketball season — proved as popular as ever Friday, drawing an enthusiastic crowd of Jayhawk fans from around the region.
Big 12 schedule rotation doesn’t favor KU
October 18, 2003
Even if the 2003 Kansas University football team posts a winning record and goes to a bowl game, two factors will be against it doing as well, let alone improving, next fall.
Horoscopes
October 18, 2003
Scouting news
October 18, 2003
Religion Briefs
October 18, 2003
¢ Baker University ¢ Calvary Temple Assembly of God ¢ Central United Methodist Church ¢ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ¢ Eudora First Southern Baptist Church ¢ First Regular Missionary Baptist Church ¢ First United Methodist Church ¢ Lecompton United Methodist Church ¢ Martha & Mary’s Way ¢ Ninth Street Baptist Church ¢ Perry United Methodist Church ¢ Plymouth Congregational Church ¢ St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church ¢ St. Sophia Orthodox Church ¢ Trinity Episcopal Church ¢ Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence ¢ Unity Church of Lawrence ¢ West Side Presbyterian Church
No sales tax
October 18, 2003