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Former Kansas City, Mo., mayor to speak at KU
October 20, 2003
(Web Posted Monday at 11:49 a.m.) The Rev. Emanuel Cleaver II, former mayor of Kansas City, Mo., will speak as part of the 18th annual Black Leadership Symposium Oct. 30 at Kansas University.
NPR to read from ‘Perry diary’
October 20, 2003
When 14-year-old Amber Peterman wrote a diary about a day in her life in Perry, she didn’t think anyone would want to read it — let alone make it part of a national radio broadcast.
Palestinians ambush Israeli patrol, kill three
October 20, 2003
Palestinian gunmen ambushed an Israeli army patrol in a West Bank town after sundown Sunday, killing three soldiers, the military said, the most serious attack in the area in months.
Giants-Eagles just plain ugly
October 20, 2003
The New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles were supposed to be at the top of the NFC East.
Jon Niccum’s Halloween film favorites
October 20, 2003
Check out Journal-World film critic Jon Niccum’s picks for best Halloween and horror-themed movies — and tell us your own.
New KU administrator Landry likes sports, but she loves football
October 20, 2003
An All-America discus thrower at the University of Alabama from 1982-86 and an international standout for six years, Kelly Landry loves track and field. An administrator who worked directly with men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, golf, swimming and softball at the University of Illinois the past five years, Landry is equally jazzed about those intercollegiate sports. But ask Landry what sport really gets her blood pumping, and Kansas University’s new senior women’s administrator will say football.
City briefs
October 20, 2003
¢ Hughes symposium wins national attention ¢ Forum to address ‘No Child Left Behind’ ¢ Energy events draw hundreds of participants ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Briefly
October 20, 2003
¢ Transit worker talks improve strike outlook ¢ Former president, Alija Izetbegovic, dies ¢ President inaugurated in Chechnya
Experts say bin Laden’s legacy of terror spreading
October 20, 2003
Cornered in a cave somewhere in the wilderness where Pakistan and Afghanistan meet, Osama bin Laden and his top generals may be cut off from fighters and money, yet they can still strike with angry words and ideas.
Powerful pain pills sold on Internet
October 20, 2003
Addicting painkillers, the kind that Rush Limbaugh is reported to have used, are readily available to anyone through the Internet.
South race clearing; North race muddled
October 20, 2003
One thing appears clear, at least, in the Big 12 Conference picture: The South Division champion will probably have “Oklahoma” in its name.
Homeless pushed to take responsibility
Some advocates warn ‘rehabilitation model’ won’t work for everyone on streets
October 20, 2003
The hallways at the Salvation Army emergency shelter are plastered with class schedules and sign-up lists. Spanish, cooking and computer classes are offered weekly to those hoping to find their way off the streets and into a home.
Medicaid waiting list remains stalled: Coalition seeks $20.2 M in aid
State asked to free federal funds for social services
October 20, 2003
In the Capitol building, they are numbers on a waiting list. But in Lawrence and other communities across Kansas, they are people struggling to stay in their homes and out of institutions.
On the record
October 20, 2003
Area briefs
October 20, 2003
¢ Civil War monument to be dedicated ¢ Retired art teacher to receive alumni award ¢ Meeting offers ideas to beat high gas costs ¢ Environmental careers in focus at symposium
Purdy L. Hancock
October 20, 2003
OKC memorial a lasting reminder
October 20, 2003
Men, women and children, 168 of them, lost their lives. Eight hundred forty-two people were injured, and thousands, perhaps millions, more were heartbroken. At the time — April 19, 1995 — it was the deadliest terror attack in U.S. history. The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building had been ripped apart after 4,800 pounds of explosives were detonated by a man with a grudge against the government.
Briefly
October 20, 2003
¢ Judge gives sentence for intercepting e-mail ¢ NYU student’s death third this semester ¢ One separated twin breathing on own ¢ Religious, labor groups quiz Dean, Edwards ¢ Americans ignore Cuba travel crackdown
Briefly
October 20, 2003
¢ Report questions diversity at Justice Department ¢ U.N.: Africans face 1 in 16 chance of dying in childbirth ¢ New president names Cabinet
Utility workers win pole positions
Lineman’s Rodeo a global competition
October 20, 2003
Nearly 1,000 linemen and apprentices gathered in Bonner Springs this weekend to shimmy up poles at the 20th annual Lineman’s Rodeo & Expo. The event, which started 20 years ago in Manhattan, attracted participants from across the United States, as well as Ireland, England, Jamaica and Canada, and was held at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame.
Museum seeks historic Kansas plants
October 20, 2003
Lois Snyder says there is nothing quite like her family’s cherry trees, which have been producing tart, black cherries for her family since 1877. “They are real special,” said Snyder, of Wichita. “They are part of my heritage.”
Federal changes will influence disaster spending
FEMA puts priority on upgrades to properties before emergencies
October 20, 2003
Paula Phillips remembers when the Kansas River rose from its banks 10 years ago. She was in a motor boat in North Lawrence along Second Street, looking at damage caused by floodwaters 6 to 10 feet deep. Across town, children were playing in Centennial Park, oblivious to the disaster.
Detective’s 22-year hunt for killer leads to FBI
October 20, 2003
The sun had yet to rise over Miami Shores, Fla., but the Oklahoma lawman at H. Paul Rico’s front door wasn’t waiting any longer. After 22 years, it felt good to interrupt the retired FBI agent’s sleep with a knock.
Biologists study whether fall foliage color indicates stress
October 20, 2003
When the days grow shorter and the mercury starts to dip, millions of Americans head for the mountains to gawk at forests ablaze with crimson, orange and golden leaves. It’s nature’s last fling before winter sets in.
This doctor’s in, not on campaign trail
October 20, 2003
This is a day brought to you by the Chamber of Commerce. Leaf peeping is in full swing, and the mountains hold more tourists than dairy farmers.
Succession prompts concern
October 20, 2003
Viewers of the popular TV show “The West Wing” recently got an insight into one of the most serious unsolved problems that could flow from a terrorist attack on Washington.
U.S. must trust Iraqis more
October 20, 2003
American and European intellectuals have a history of distrusting politicians and thinkers from oppressed countries who clamor for the same political and economic freedoms that our savants enjoy. The clamorers cannot represent authentic nationalism if all they want is to be just like us, the reasoning seems to go.
Briefcase
October 20, 2003
¢ Researchers play game to create better searches ¢ Checking credit report can identify problems
City manager builds unique legacy
Wildgen outgrows comparisons to charismatic former boss
October 20, 2003
Buford Watson, Lawrence’s city manager during the 1970s and 1980s, carried a reputation as a back-slapping politician who often persuaded the Lawrence City Commission to do his bidding instead of the other way around. Mike Wildgen has survived 13 years as Watson’s successor, observers say, by taking the opposite approach.
U.S. plans to reduce troops in Iraq next year
October 20, 2003
U.S. military commanders have developed a plan to steadily cut back troop levels in Iraq next year, several senior Army officers said in recent interviews.
Blaine emerges from box
Magician spent 44 days inside
October 20, 2003
New York magician David Blaine emerged Sunday from 44 days of isolation in a clear plastic box, 50 pounds lighter and buoyed by crowds celebrating the conclusion of his self-imposed starvation stunt.
Joe Millionaire’ creators find way to use plot twist twice
October 20, 2003
Killed-off ‘Days’ star looks ahead
Oskaloosa native James Reynolds tells fans to ‘stay tuned’
October 20, 2003
When actor James Reynolds auditioned in 1981 for the “Days of Our Lives” soap opera, he had no idea he would get the part, much less go on to become a star on the show.
K-State showing signs of improvement
October 20, 2003
Kansas State is still a long way from its goal of returning to the Big 12 Conference title game after a two-year absence.
Bush: Korean deal is near
Progress cited on compromise with North Korea
October 20, 2003
President Bush today conferred with the leader of South Korea and claimed progress was being made “on peacefully solving” a crisis with North Korea by offering Pyongyang written security assurances in exchange for a commitment to scrap its nuclear weapons program.
Jayhawks upend No. 16 Huskers
October 20, 2003
Sophomore Caroline Smith scored her 15th goal of the season, leading the Kansas University soccer squad to a 1-0 victory over No. 16 Nebraska Sunday at Abbott Sports Complex.
Yikes! Vikes for real
Minnesota moves to 6-0 with win over Denver
October 20, 2003
After opening the season with five wins against weak opponents, the Minnesota Vikings looked at Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos as a credibility test. Well, they sure passed.
Idle Colts improved from last season
October 20, 2003
Tony Dungy looks at the Indianapolis Colts’ start and sees promise. The Colts, who had a bye this week, are 5-1, they’re leading the AFC South and, after six weeks, they’re one of only three of last year’s playoff teams with a winning record.
Report: Troops killed hundreds in Vietnam; U.S. dropped case
October 20, 2003
An elite unit of American soldiers mutilated and killed hundreds of unarmed villagers over seven months in 1967 during the Vietnam War, and an Army investigation was closed with no charges filed, The Blade reported Sunday.
Yanks’ Pettitte packs punch
Pitcher stellar as New York silences Florida
October 20, 2003
The Face of October is a familiar one — if not a little bit frightening, too. With the bill of his cap pulled down low to shadow his dark eyes and his glove held high, Andy Pettitte cuts a menacing figure on the mound. The Florida Marlins saw it for themselves Sunday night.
Oakland’s chief fear? Surprise! It’s Hall
Raiders plotting ways to keep returner in check
October 20, 2003
Kick to him? Or boot it out of bounds? This is the serious strategical question the Oakland Raiders have been pondering as they prepare for their Monday night meeting against unbeaten Kansas City and special teams stud Dante Hall.
Pope’s poor health apparent at Mother Teresa’s beatification
October 20, 2003
More than a quarter-million people — rich and poor, royal and regular — flooded St. Peter’s Square on Sunday for the beatification of Mother Teresa, honoring the nun who built shelters, orphanages and clinics around the world to care for those forsaken by everyone else.
Lieberman, Clark pull Iowa campaigns
Democratic candidates look to future caucuses
October 20, 2003
Democratic presidential candidates Joe Lieberman and Wesley Clark have decided not to campaign in the initial caucus state of Iowa, gambling on winning the nomination with a later surge in the primary race.
Skipping pit pivotal for Gordon
Driver rides worn tires to Subway 500 victory
October 20, 2003
Jeff Gordon made a winning decision Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. The four-time Winston Cup champion was leading the Subway 500 with the laps winding down and Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s car looming in his rearview mirror.
Pettitte wins big again
N.Y. pitcher nearly shuts out Florida
October 20, 2003
Andy Pettitte has become the New York Yankees’ great equalizer.
Library needs data-entry volunteers
October 20, 2003
Favorite frightening flicks — vote in our Halloween movie polls
October 20, 2003
Cast your ballot for your favorite horror movies by category. This is not for the squeamish.
Briefly
October 20, 2003
¢ Fire officials believe fixtures behind blaze
Analysis: State budget savings touted by Sebelius team don’t add up
October 20, 2003
Alone and out of context, the number looks impressive: $76,258,139. It’s the tally Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ administration puts on the savings and efficiencies identified by government review teams she appointed before her inauguration in January.
Frigid night frustrating for Fish
October 20, 2003
Manager Jack McKeon had his jacket collar turned up over his chin, leaving his frown barely visible.
Soriano puts end to slump
October 20, 2003
The vultures were circling round slumping Alfonso Soriano. The buzz was in the stands, in the locker room, on sports talk shows. The New York Yankees’ leadoff man looked lost at the plate in the playoffs and World Series — striking out, popping up, grounding into rally-killing double plays.
Jayhawk kicking game better, but still not good enough
October 20, 2003
Kansas University football fans fuming after the Jayhawks had a punt blocked for the second week in a row can’t pin all the blame on long snapper Kevin Kane. “There’s no question there was a breakdown in protection,” KU coach Mark Mangino said Sunday after watching tape of Saturday’s 28-21 victory against Baylor.
Commissioners may adopt city living-wage requirement
October 20, 2003
The Lawrence City Commission may formally adopt a living-wage requirement for companies that receive city tax abatements. The meeting begins at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets.
Watson Park unveils tribute to namesake
October 20, 2003
It’s 14 years ago this month that longtime Lawrence City Manager Buford Watson died, but friends and associates say his legacy lives on.
People
October 20, 2003
¢ ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ tops weekend box office ¢ King delays teaching plans ¢ Wedding bells for Ken Burns ¢ Copyright violation alleged
Two U.S. soldiers killed fighting Iraqis
October 20, 2003
Deadly ambush teams struck U.S. Army targets from west to north in the arc of resistance around Baghdad, and the interim Iraqi leader called Sunday for an immediate mobilization of the old Iraqi army to help the harried Americans.
Walk for AIDs patients
October 20, 2003
Horoscopes
October 20, 2003
Japan is U.S. anchor in Asia
October 20, 2003
It may have been an accident of scheduling, but it is still significant that President Bush’s Asia trip this week begins with a stop in Japan.
No-spam list likely won’t fly
Leaders say e-mails harder to track down
October 20, 2003
The premise sounds simple: To cut down on junk e-mail, simply submit your addresses to a “do-not-spam” list that marketers would have to check to avoid fines.
Comment: Skimping on insurance not financially wise for renters
October 20, 2003
If you’re renting, you should have renter’s insurance. But alas, a recent survey has found that almost two-thirds of the 81 million people living in rental units don’t have renter’s insurance.
Self’s ‘Late Night’ keeps ‘em wanting more
October 20, 2003
Another Midnight Madness has come and gone at Kansas University, and one thing is certain: “Late Night in the Phog” is gaining momentum. Allen Fieldhouse was filled to its 16,300-fan capacity Friday night, and hundreds more were turned away.
Malone basks in media spotlight
Former Utah Jazz great says he’s determined to win championship ring in Los Angeles
October 20, 2003
They recently played a tape here of the night Karl Malone was drafted. There he was in an ill-fitting suit with hair on his head and tears in his eyes.