Archive for Monday, September 1, 2003

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Longhorns hook Aggies
September 1, 2003
Selvin Young started and ended the scoring for Texas. Just about everybody got into the act in between. Young returned two kicks for touchdowns, and Derrick Johnson and Michael Huff returned interceptions for two more Sunday night as No. 5 Texas overwhelmed New Mexico State, 66-7, in the season opener for both teams.
Junqueira struggles to win in Denver
September 1, 2003
Winning the CART Grand Prix of Denver a second time wasn’t as easy for Bruno Junqueira.
U.S. rolls to gold in qualifier
September 1, 2003
Let there be no doubt: The United States is once again better than Argentina in basketball. Much, much better.
Phillies add catcher
Reds deal Stinnett to Philadelphia
September 1, 2003
Philadelphia got catcher Kelly Stinnett Sunday from Cincinnati for a player to be named.
Bonds hospitalized as precaution for exhaustion
September 1, 2003
Grief-stricken Barry Bonds, drained by the emotions that followed his father’s death, was hospitalized for exhaustion as a precaution Sunday night.
New year, same story for Kansas in setback
September 1, 2003
In college football, with so few games — at least compared to baseball and basketball — the season opener always is magnified. A victory fuels euphoria; a defeat breeds pessimism. So it was Saturday night when Northwestern humbled Kansas University, 28-20, in the Great August Monsoon of 2003.
No field, no problem
Relocated Jayhawks win at Memorial Stadium
September 1, 2003
The weekend wasn’t a total loss for Kansas University football teams at Memorial Stadium. A day after the Jayhawks’ pigskin players dropped their season opener to Northwestern, the KU soccer team took care of Evansville, 2-0, Sunday in a game that was moved to Memorial Stadium due to the heavy rain.
Watson wins final major of year
Kansas Citian sinks 6-footer on final hole to take Tradition
September 1, 2003
Tom Watson made a six-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Jeld-Wen Tradition — the final major this season on the Champions Tour — by one stroke.
Kansas 4-0 in Mexico
September 1, 2003
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team completed a perfect weekend with a pair of exhibition victories Sunday.
Randall rolls for Hokies
Starting QB ‘comfortable’ in 49-28 win
September 1, 2003
Bryan Randall knew Marcus Vick’s debut as his backup would get lots of attention Sunday. He also felt ready to leave no doubt about his status as No. 9 Virginia Tech’s starter.
A game of blackmail?
The high-stakes game of casino gambling is inspiring the use of some unsavory tactics.
September 1, 2003
If members of the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma really want to establish a casino in Wyandotte County, Kansas, last week’s opening of a makeshift gambling establishment in downtown Kansas City, Kan., probably didn’t further their cause.
Coercion debate
September 1, 2003
British numbers hard to find
September 1, 2003
Not so long ago, when telephone companies were monopolies and menus were to be found at restaurants and not on recorded messages (“Press 1 for English. Press 2 for Spanish. Press 3 if you hate this system”), telephone operators were human beings who would offer directory assistance free of charge. Those days have gone the way of the rotary phone and the nickel call.
Latinos may sway recall vote
September 1, 2003
He’ll admit that he’s short, fat and balding — not exactly the picture-perfect politician one would expect from a state known for its beautiful people. Certainly this son of a barber who grew up in a poor farming community is not the one getting all the international buzz even though he’s the one ahead in the polls.
On the money
September 1, 2003
Today, women have a variety of resources available when looking for financial information or advice. One of the best is the World Wide Web.
Murder plot’s leader sentenced
Hired hit men backed out of deal
September 1, 2003
One of five people who are expected to serve prison time in a murder-for-hire plot has been sentenced to more than 15 years for his part in the scheme.
Boaters schooled on zebra mussels
September 1, 2003
More than 40,000 people were expected to visit El Dorado Lake by the end of Labor Day Weekend, playing on its shores and boating in its waters.
Energy cure
September 1, 2003
A sample of the deals and their catches
September 1, 2003
Here’s a sampling of some attractive credit card deals available — and how easy it is to lose them.
Elizabeth L. Johnson
September 1, 2003
Nellie Lucille Petitt
September 1, 2003
Firefighters plan MDA benefit
September 1, 2003
For several years Joe Mehl has spearheaded annual efforts by local firefighters to raise money for the war on muscular dystrophy.
Offices to close for holiday
September 1, 2003
Government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed today for Labor Day. City offices in surrounding towns, including Ottawa, Tonganoxie, Baldwin, McLouth, Oskaloosa, DeSoto and Eudora, also will be closed.
Fraternity sues sorority
Lawsuit alleges group didn’t maintain leased house
September 1, 2003
A vacant Kansas University fraternity house needs roughly $850,000 in mold remediation and mechanical repairs, according to a lawsuit filed in Douglas County District Court.
Witnesses recall moments of terror at flood site
September 1, 2003
Trooper Marc McCune was standing on the side of a flooded highway when a drenched man approached him. Still in shock, the man explained he had tried to free his four children from the family’s minivan as it filled with water and floated away from Interstate 35 in a torrent of water.
U.N.: Americans most productive overall
September 1, 2003
U.S. workers are the world’s most productive, but they put in more hours than Europeans to score higher, according to a study to be released today by the United Nations labor agency.
Three KU graduates up for Ellsworth award
September 1, 2003
Three Kansas University graduates next weekend will receive the highest honor presented by the KU Alumni Association.
300,000 mourners vow revenge after Iraqi cleric’s funeral
September 1, 2003
Vowing revenge and beating their chests, more than 300,000 Shiites marched Sunday behind the rose-strewn coffin of a beloved cleric assassinated in a car bombing. The FBI said it would join the investigation into the Najaf bombing, which killed 125 people.
Two U.S. soldiers die fighting in Afghanistan
September 1, 2003
Two American soldiers were killed Sunday in a firefight with suspected Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan, while hundreds of Taliban poured into remote southern mountains to join a weeklong battle with Afghan forces and their U.S. allies.
City briefs
September 1, 2003
¢ Outbreak investigation at weekend standstill ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
6News video: Lawrence Police relinquish training
September 1, 2003
A training center in Hutchinson will train new hires for the city.
Energy, budget crises await Congress
Lawmakers to return this week for fall session
September 1, 2003
A blackout darkened the skies of the Northeast, more blood has been shed in Iraq, and the government’s financial picture has become more grim in the four weeks Congress has been on vacation.
Angels win opener; rain claims nightcap
Royals set team record with sixth rainout
September 1, 2003
For one of the few times this season, Kansas City couldn’t come up with a clutch hit. Scott Spiezio and Garret Anderson each homered and drove in two runs, leading the Anaheim Angels past Kansas City, 7-4, Sunday in what was supposed to be the first game of a doubleheader.
To run or not to run is question for QB
Kansas coaches weigh options for Whittemore
September 1, 2003
Kansas University’s football coaches face a conundrum with quarterback Bill Whittemore. If coach Mark Mangino turns the senior loose, letting him scramble or throw on the run, the coach risks making his co-captain vulnerable at a position where the Jayhawks lack depth.
Security measures at KU limit access for some
September 1, 2003
When Kansas University professor John Hoopes couldn’t access his university e-mail account from home recently, he didn’t worry.
Israel warns no peace negotiations possible if Palestinian prime minister ousted
September 1, 2003
Israel will not negotiate with a new government hand-picked by Yasser Arafat, its foreign minister said Sunday — the first public warning to those trying to topple beleaguered Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas.
KU to figure cost of computer security
Lawmakers ask how much universities need to spend to upgrade systems
September 1, 2003
With viruses rampaging and after Kansas University computer security has been breached twice this year, state lawmakers want to know what it would cost to upgrade security of university information systems.
IT specialists recommend wireless Internet networks
September 1, 2003
“We have a problem,” Matt said as he looked around his bedroom in his new apartment. “The only cable coming into the house is coming into my room. But everybody else wants to hook up to the Internet, too.”
Probation office readies treatment program
New law aims to keep drug possession offenders out of state’s prisons
September 1, 2003
No one knows exactly what will happen Nov. 1, when a new state law designed to keep drug offenders in treatment instead of prison takes effect.
NASA plans space trips with stripped-down vehicle
September 1, 2003
In just five years, astronauts may journey to the International Space Station in a stripped-down four-seater instead of the mammoth — and aging — space shuttle.
Horoscopes
September 1, 2003
For Monday, Sept. 1, 2003
White Sox hand Detroit 101st loss
Loaiza becomes first 18-game winner in AL with 6-1 victory over Tigers
September 1, 2003
Faced with the go-ahead run on second base and Frank Thomas and Magglio Ordonez coming up for Chicago in the eighth inning, Detroit manager Alan Trammell had some difficult decisions to make.
People
September 1, 2003
¢ Action star Charles Bronson dies ¢ McCartney wedding unconfirmed ¢ Sausage king to receive diploma
Pujols powers Cards to win
Slugger knocks two homers in 5-0 win over Reds
September 1, 2003
Albert Pujols picked up Sunday where Jim Edmonds left off the night before.
Tebe services
September 1, 2003
Briefly
September 1, 2003
¢ Five killed, three injured in troops’ cross-fire ¢ Defense minister orders halt to towing subs ¢ Assassination, conflict feared in West Africa
Frontier duties not all exciting
September 1, 2003
The following is an excerpt from the book “Fort Riley Citadel of the Frontier West” by William McKale, director of the U.S. Cavalry Museum at Fort Riley, and William Young.
Area briefs
September 1, 2003
¢ Rains moves out of area ¢ Med school offers course for public ¢ Lawrence resident given Canada bravery medal
Honor guard helps preserve Fort Riley’s history
September 1, 2003
Fifteen soldiers at Fort Riley might feel right at home if they were transported to frontier times at the post. They form Fort Riley’s ceremonial mounted honor guard that helps preserve the post’s cavalry heritage.
Shark beats sequels at summer box office
No factor, even J. Lo, guaranteed film success
September 1, 2003
Hollywood banked big on sequels this summer, scoring hugely on a couple but falling short of the industry’s pie-in-the-sky expectations on many.
History Channel snubs holiday for frats, cleavage
September 1, 2003
It’s Labor Day, but not on television. Almost every major holiday, religious and secular, from Christmas to Veterans Day to Halloween, receives some television observation. Except Labor Day. You’d think maybe the History Channel would air some documentary about famous strikes, the murderous exploitation of coalminers, or the rise, corruption and decline of the union movement in America. Nope. Instead we get “Frat Boys” (8 p.m., History), a 90-minute history of college fraternities, and “Cleavage” (9:30 p.m., History), an hour and a half devoted to the enduring fascination with women’s bosoms — on the History Channel.
Jayhawks pick up pace in preseason workouts
September 1, 2003
The college basketball season at Kansas University officially doesn’t begin until Late Night With Bill Self Oct. 17 at Allen Fieldhouse. But basketball, as every major-college player and high-school prospect knows, nowadays is a year-round proposition.
Texas sophomore sparks U.S. team
Richards holds off sprinters from Russia, Jamaica to give Americans victory in 1,600 relay
September 1, 2003
The United States started slowly at the track and field World Championships, then became mired in controversy. But the Americans flourished Sunday, sweeping three relays to finish first in medals.
Enticing rates leave some seeing red
Read fine print when signing up for credit card
September 1, 2003
The credit-card offers keep getting more generous. Low introductory interest rates. No interest until 2004. No interest for the entire life of the loan.
On the record
September 1, 2003
I-35 flood sweeps away family
Four children killed; mother, another motorist missing
September 1, 2003
Four children from Liberty, Mo., died after torrential rains swept their minivan off the Kansas Turnpike and carried it more than a mile. Authorities were still searching Sunday for the children’s mother, and a man from Texas.
Food program seeks volunteers
September 1, 2003
The Ballard Community Center provides services such as commodity food programs, rent and utility assistance, medical prescription assistance and an early childhood program for children ages 1 to 5. The center needs volunteers to help with the food commodities distribution program, which benefits low-income individuals and families in Lawrence. Volunteers can help unload a truck delivering food commodities once a month at the Ballard Center or pick up the commodities from Topeka and bring them back to Lawrence for unloading. A commercial driver’s license is not required.
Roddick, Agassi reach 4th round
Federer beats Blake; Davenport, Suarez advance on women’s side
September 1, 2003
Andy Roddick unfurled his body and unleashed a 140 mph ace that forced a line judge to duck as the ball slammed against the wall with a thud.
Commandments
September 1, 2003
Carnegie Library’s future pondered
September 1, 2003
The Lawrence City Commission will have a discussion of proposed new uses for the former Carnegie Library building at Ninth and Vermont streets.
Lawrence Police farm out new-officer training to state
Department plans to save money, manpower by sending new hires to center in Hutchinson
September 1, 2003
Lawrence Police say a change in training for new officers will save the city money and free veterans to leave the classroom and stay on the streets.
Shrinking manufacturing threatens U.S.
September 1, 2003
The economy is getting better, so the experts say. But this is anything but a joyful Labor Day for the 9 million Americans without jobs, or for the businesses that once employed many of them. As the union-backed Economic Policy Institute pointed out in a report last week, “in terms of employment growth, the current recovery is the worst on record since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking employment in 1939.”
Board examines organizational health
Schools’ individual traits may undermine collective strength
September 1, 2003
A survey of faculty and administrators puts autonomy in operation of Lawrence public schools among the district’s strongest traits.
Rockers stop Shock, stave off elimination
September 1, 2003
The Cleveland Rockers knew their season depended on doing something they hadn’t done all year.
Miniature cowboy
For a McLouth 13-year-old, 5-foot-1 and 100 pounds is ‘perfect sized’ for riding bulls and steers
September 1, 2003
Skeeter Kingsolver looks just like the grown-up cowboys, only smaller. It’s rodeo night at the Leavenworth County Fair, and the setting sun is casting long shadows of bulls, horses, steers, calves and cowboys gathered in the bucking chutes. At 5-foot-1 and 100 pounds, Skeeter is a miniature version of the older cowboys waiting their turns to ride.
Holiday no picnic for union members
Workers no longer feel celebrated as jobs in U.S. vanish
September 1, 2003
Labor Day is supposed to be for recognizing the accomplishments of the nation’s labor movement, things like minimum wage, eight-hour workdays, overtime pay and taking care of workers hurt on the job. But for Fred Thorne, it’s become as much a day for mourning as for celebrating.
Briefly
September 1, 2003
¢ Family, friends rescue pair lost in cave ¢ Group home rape victim gives birth to girl ¢ Swimmers drown in surf
Briefly
September 1, 2003
¢ U.S. Muslim leaders make civil rights their top issue ¢ Study: Blood pressure drug may help coronary disease ¢ U.S. priest promoted despite molestation report ¢ Hurricane Jimena headed for Hawaiian islands
Student-run radio station KJHK finds better fit
Manager cites hostility from journalism school, looks forward to working with KU Memorial Unions
September 1, 2003
KJHK, Kansas University’s student-run radio station, is about to change hands.