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Crypto count continues to climb
September 10, 2003
(Web Posted Wednesday at 5:41 p.m.) The number of cryptosporidium cases in Lawrence has risen to 73, officials said late Wednesday afternoon, up from 70 the day before.
Steamy, windy weather in Lawrence’s forecast
September 10, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.) Get ready for a bad hair day. High humidity and breezy conditions are expected through the evening, says Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist.
Iraq-related costs expected to hurt domestic programs
September 10, 2003
During the buildup to the invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration sidestepped questions about how much postwar operations would cost. But now that the president has asked for an additional $87 billion, some economists and other policy analysts suggest that the costs of the war, the deficit and the tax cuts could make it difficult to pay for other government services in the years ahead.
Shipping clerk flies in crate as air cargo
September 10, 2003
A homesick shipping clerk had himself shipped from New York to Dallas in an airline cargo crate, startling his parents — and a deliveryman — when he broke out of the box outside their home.
Blame Clarett, not Ohio State
September 10, 2003
Is Ohio State a better football team with or without Maurice Clarett? How much would another national title be worth to the university?
Fired Watkins museum historian accuses society of discrimination
September 10, 2003
A longtime historian at the Watkins Community Museum of History has been fired, and she’s accusing her former bosses of discriminating against her because of her age and in retaliation for complaining about not being promoted.
KU game must win for ‘Boys
Jayhawks underdogs for lowly Wyoming
September 10, 2003
Wyoming has lost 30 of its last 36 football games, including Saturday’s 48-24 setback at Oklahoma State. The Mountain West Conference team will face another Big 12 Conference foe Saturday when the Cowboys play host to Kansas University in Laramie, Wyo. KU is coming off a 46-24 victory against UNLV of the Mountain West.
KU graduate to oversee Hallmark plant
September 10, 2003
A Kansas University graduate and longtime Hallmark engineer and manager will lead the greeting card company’s Lawrence manufacturing facility.
No need to fret over fixing frittata for fulfilling breakfast
September 10, 2003
For people who want breakfast to be filling, the main challenge is how to add variety to a menu that quickly becomes bogged down in eggs and more eggs.
Program to offer lesson on ‘Healthful Whole Grains’
September 10, 2003
Can anyone attend your program on “Healthful Whole Grains” that you are giving Friday?
Golf Dream Team a fantasy
Some of LPGA’s best excluded from Solheim Cup
September 10, 2003
They should call themselves the Dream Team. Seven of them are among the top 11 on the money list. They have combined to win half of the 24 tournaments this year on the LPGA Tour, the latest coming when Karr
Symons shines in spotlight
Texas Tech QB having success replacing Kingsbury
September 10, 2003
The shadow from which Texas Tech quarterback B.J. Symons needed to step appeared large. At least it did two games ago.
Clarett charged; Tressel set to cut ties
September 10, 2003
Maurice Clarett was charged Tuesday with lying about items stolen from his car, and Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said the school is ready to cut ties with the star running back.
White Sox turn back Twins
Chicago increases Central lead to two games
September 10, 2003
Mark Buehrle’s pitching, his nifty pickoff move and three home runs built the Chicago White Sox what seemed to be a comfortable six-run lead.
Patriot Act continues to stir debate
Library-related provisions at center of resistance to law
September 10, 2003
Lawrence’s public library shelves carry biographies of terrorists, essays on anarchism and instructions for making Molotov cocktails.
Technology group seeks $50,000 boost
Board recommends budget increase for additional staffing
September 10, 2003
A Lawrence organization that helps startup technology companies has won preliminary approval for a $50,000 boost to its budget despite a tight budget year for area governments.
Teen dies in Missouri foster home
Authorities investigate Kansan’s suicide, out-of-state placement
September 10, 2003
State officials are investigating reports that a 14-year-old Kansas boy in foster care committed suicide last week. The boy, who was living in a group home in Kansas City, Mo., had been in foster care about 10 months.
City briefs
September 10, 2003
¢ Monarch-tagging event set for Saturday morning ¢ Hearing to resolve remaining Watkins issues ¢ Student success focus of multicultural event ¢ Authors to share tales on ‘River City Weekly’ ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Correction
September 10, 2003
Ottawa High School cross country runner Lisa Morrisey’s name was misspelled in a story in Tuesday’s Sports section.
Cubs’ Alou delivers game-winner
Chicago slugger Sosa apparently fine after being hit in helmet by pitch
September 10, 2003
The scorecard said Montreal was the home team against the Chicago Cubs. The cheers in the stands proved otherwise.
Recipes from Jayni
September 10, 2003
Here are some of Jayni Carey’s favorite recipes that have been featured on “Jayni’s Kitchen.”
Fund-raiser to feature resident’s desserts
Soup, pie and auction to help Presbyterian manor
September 10, 2003
Beverley Wilson is taking her knack for cooking out of the kitchen and into the hearts of residents and staff at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
Music appreciation
The Kansas University Marching Jayhawks deserve appreciation — and maybe a few dollars — for the entertainment they provide.
September 10, 2003
While Kansas University’s new athletic director is raising money for various salaries and facilities, maybe he can find a few dollars for the KU Marching Jayhawks.
Proud partners
Congratulations to the newly renamed Lawrence Education Achievement Partners for 10 years of helping local schools.
September 10, 2003
With a new name and the same commitment to local schools, the former Lawrence Business/Education Partnership is ready to embark on its second decade.
Column makes connection
September 10, 2003
By my calculation, this column marks the beginning of my 10th year writing for the Journal-World. During the past few days I’ve been thinking about all the changes that the world and I have undergone over the years I’ve been privileged to share my thoughts with you, and I’ve even gone back to look at some of the columns I’ve written. Of course, there are some I wish I’d gone over one more time, and there are several with which I no longer agree. But, by and large, I have to say that writing this column has been a wonderful experience and one that I hope I can continue for a long time to come.
U.N. entry won’t help in Iraq
September 10, 2003
After five months of brutal press coverage, the Bush administration is calling on the United Nations to “save the day” in Iraq — news that is most unwelcome for anyone who wants to see improvement in the country, particularly Iraqis themselves.
Daily ticker
September 10, 2003
Health care premiums continue double-digit climb
Survey finds companies are not dropping coverage despite largest increase since 1990
September 10, 2003
Health care premiums for families in employer-sponsored plans soared 13.9 percent in 2003, the third year of double-digit growth and the biggest spike since 1990, a new study found.
Commodities
September 10, 2003
Briefcase
September 10, 2003
¢ WorldCom creditors strike bankruptcy deal ¢ Sprint expands service to small U.S. businesses ¢ K.C. to lose Gateway jobs
Jayni reaches milestone
Carey enjoys sharing passion for cooking
September 10, 2003
It happens all the time. Jayni Carey, host of “Jayni’s Kitchen” on Sunflower Broadband’s Channel 6, will be buying groceries and other shoppers will stop her. They typically offer their compliments on her 2-year-old cooking show and ask for Carey’s advice on buying a good cut of meat or how to pick a ripe piece of fruit or vegetable.
A.G. Kline disputes ruling in school funding lawsuit
September 10, 2003
Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline said Tuesday that a pretrial ruling in the school finance lawsuit was “premature and flawed.”
Tribe’s casino in danger of being closed
September 10, 2003
An American Indian tribe that opened a downtown casino more than a week ago violated federal law by modifying a historical landmark, Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline said Tuesday.
City increases downtown parking fees to 25 cents an hour
September 10, 2003
Downtown parking fees will rise, but not as much as some had feared. The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday approved setting parking-meter rates at 25 cents per hour — a small increase from the current rate of 25 cents every 90 minutes, but much less than the 50 cents per hour that had been proposed.
Art offerings at autumn festival include stained-glass creations
September 10, 2003
Tish Adams rubs a soldering iron against a joint in the stained-glass window she’s custom-creating for a Lawrence home. In a matter of seconds, a silver pool of solder bonds to flux, fixing two buttery yellow glass flower petals to each other.
Charges pile up in slaying of student
Victim’s mother to present Costa Rican court with new evidence, lawyer says
September 10, 2003
The push by Topekan Jeanette Stauffer for justice in the unresolved stabbing death of her daughter Shannon Martin advanced Tuesday when the three suspects fingered for the brutal slaying of the Kansas University student were presented with a second set of murder charges.
Espy services
September 10, 2003
Edward L. Gibler
September 10, 2003
Sentence appealed in diluted-drugs conviction
September 10, 2003
An attorney for a former Kansas City pharmacist who diluted cancer drugs asked a federal appellate court Tuesday to throw out the man’s 30-year prison sentence, calling the punishment unfair.
Telescope detects sound in black hole
September 10, 2003
The voice of a black hole is a deep, deep bass, 57 octaves below middle C and far beyond the hearing range of humans. The Chandra X-ray Observatory has picked up sound waves for the first time from a cluster of galaxies 250 million light years away.
Democrats face off in second debate
September 10, 2003
Sen. Joe Lieberman accused Howard Dean in campaign debate Tuesday night of turning his back on Israel, and the Democratic presidential front-runner shot back that he and former President Bill Clinton held the same view on the issue.
On the record
September 10, 2003
Defendant in shooting trial says victim pulled gun
September 10, 2003
A Lawrence man facing attempted first-degree murder charges took the stand Tuesday in his own defense.
Simon and Garfunkel reunite for first tour in 20 years
September 10, 2003
Dusting the cobwebs off their friendship, the folk-rock duo Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel announced Tuesday they were reuniting for a concert tour of North America this fall.
Hitler’s filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl dies at 101
September 10, 2003
Leni Riefenstahl, whose hypnotic depiction of Adolf Hitler’s Nuremberg rally, “Triumph of the Will,” was renowned and despised as the best propaganda film ever made, has died. She was 101.
KDHE confirms state’s 18th case of West Nile
September 10, 2003
The state’s 18th human case of West Nile virus this year has been confirmed in a 63-year-old resident of north-central Kansas, health officials said Tuesday.
Poll: Americans still fear terror threat
September 10, 2003
Two years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, most Americans feel no safer from terrorist threats despite the war on terrorism, efforts at homeland security and the invasion of Iraq, according to a survey released Tuesday.
Judge allows Sept. 11-related lawsuits against airlines
September 10, 2003
Opening the door to scores of Sept. 11 lawsuits against the aviation industry, a judge concluded Tuesday that the hijacking and crashing of a jetliner was a “foreseeable risk.”
Soldier killed, several hurt in Iraq attacks
September 10, 2003
A homemade bomb exploded near a U.S. military vehicle, killing one U.S. soldier and wounding another along a supply route northeast of Baghdad, the U.S. Central Command said early
Boston Archdiocese settles abuse cases for $85 million
September 10, 2003
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, the epicenter for nearly two years of worldwide clerical-abuse scandal, broke new ground Tuesday with an $85 million settlement offer to 552 men and women who say they were molested by priests.
Briefly
September 10, 2003
¢ Downloading lawsuit settled ¢ City wants Bush impeached
Kansans take extended tours in stride
September 10, 2003
Officials in Kansas said Tuesday that the Bush administration’s decision to extend the tour of duty for National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers was expected.
Expos discuss future
Players want ‘better’ conditions
September 10, 2003
If the Montreal Expos play a split home schedule next year, they want conditions a little more in their favor.
IAAF rules against White
Sprinter may be stripped of medals
September 10, 2003
U.S. sprinter Kelli White committed a doping offense at the World Championships and should be stripped of her two gold medals, track and field’s governing body ruled Tuesday. The International Association of Athletics Federations sent White’s case to U.S. track officials for disciplinary action.
Prep briefs
September 10, 2003
¢ Seabury volleyball 1-2 at quadrangular ¢ FSHS tennis rolls over Blue Valley
KU volleyball at home tonight
September 10, 2003
If someone would have told Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard that his team would be 5-1 heading into its first home match tonight against Oral Roberts, he would have taken it.
KU names new senior women’s administrator
September 10, 2003
Bill Self won’t have to introduce himself to the Kansas University athletic department’s new senior woman administrator. Kelly Landry, the University of Illinois associate director of athletics/senior women’s administrator the last five years, who was named to the same post at KU Tuesday, oversaw men’s basketball at U of I for the last five years.
Sparks need to win on road
Unlike previous runs, L.A. won’t have home-court edge
September 10, 2003
If the Los Angeles Sparks are to win a third consecutive WNBA championship, it will have to be on the road.
Grambling coach interested in Clarett
September 10, 2003
Grambling coach Doug Williams carried a No. 13 jersey into his news conference Tuesday, not hiding his interest in having Maurice Clarett transfer to the Division I-AA school.
6News video: Authorities waited to warn public about parasite
September 10, 2003
Members of Lawrence Aquahawks swim team were notified of a cryptosporidium case a month before the general public was notified.
6Sports video: City teams play to tie
September 10, 2003
The High School Game of the Week featured a lot of action but no scores as the Lions and Firebirds played to a draw.
6Sports video: Tennis is booming at Lawrence High
September 10, 2003
The courts feature 50 Lions out practicing every afternoon Monday through Friday.
6Sports video: Coaches’ players of the week announced
September 10, 2003
Clark Green, Nick Reid and Johnny Beck received notice for their performances against UNLV.
6Sports video: ‘Hawks ready for Laramie roadtrip
September 10, 2003
Mark Mangino says neither the natural turf nor the altitude should be a factor in this weekend’s game.
Schools, businesses celebrate 10 years of partnerships
September 10, 2003
Ed Meyen could hardly fathom Tuesday the breadth of volunteerism in Lawrence public schools that emerged from a task force he led in 1992. “What’s exciting is the broad base of involvement,” said Meyen, professor of education at Kansas University.
U.S. has no quick-fix options in Iraq
September 10, 2003
Stung by reality, the White House has finally recognized it has an Iraq problem. The postwar bill is soaring, the military is stretched thin, and Iraqi security is going south. This month, the White House will ask a dazed Congress for an additional $87 billion — and that’s probably a lowball. The 2004 election looms.
Stakes are high in terrorism war
September 10, 2003
Hours before President Bush’s speech Sunday night, the top U.S. commander in Iraq summed up in a single sentence the importance of creating a free and democratic Iraq. Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez said, “The only way we will fail in this country is if we decide to walk away in Iraq and fight the next battle in the war on terrorism in America.”
Lawmaker greed
September 10, 2003
Another lesson
September 10, 2003
In response to Vicky Shurtz’s letter about “No card? No food.”
Panel endorses Sunday liquor sales
September 10, 2003
Cities and counties would be officially authorized to allow Sunday sales by liquor stores and to permit grocery and convenience stores to sell beer on Sunday, under a proposal endorsed Tuesday by a legislative study committee.
Farmland property purchase delayed
City, county commissioners want more details on plant’s condition
September 10, 2003
Lawrence and Douglas County officials want better access to the shuttered Farmland plant before they decide whether to purchase the property for public use.
News of crypto withheld 1 month
First diagnosis of parasite came in July but kept from public until late August
September 10, 2003
Health authorities contacted members of the Lawrence Aquahawks swim team about a cryptosporidium outbreak in late July — a month before it alerted the rest of the city. The early notification came after two members of the Kansas University swim team who train with Aquahawks were diagnosed with the parasite, sources said Tuesday.
Commissioners split on releasing records
City crafting response to request for police chase information
September 10, 2003
A city commissioner says the Lawrence Police Department should end its refusal to release records from a deadly vehicle pursuit. In a possible violation of the Kansas Open Records Act, the department refuses to release dispatch tapes and an officer’s special report from the Aug. 26 pursuit that ended when a fleeing suspect struck and killed 56-year-old Judith Vellucci.
Bombers strike Israel twice
September 10, 2003
Twin Palestinian suicide bombings — one at a bus stop crowded with soldiers near Tel Aviv, the second five hours later at a popular Jerusalem nightspot — killed at least 14 Israelis and wounded and maimed dozens as the region grappled with a new wave of savage bloodletting.
It’s Supergeek to the rescue in UPN show
September 10, 2003
Fans of comic books and the summer movies they inspire should enjoy the new series “Jake 2.0” (8 p.m., UPN). Jake Foley (Christopher Gorham) becomes a cyber-superhero after a laboratory explosion at the National Security Administration, where he toils amid secretive and glamorous spies as a lowly tech-support guy. In the explosion, he’s “infected” with a hybrid organic computer chip that gives him remarkable strength, enhanced senses and an ability to meld with technology. But the bad guys who blew up the lab are now on to Jake, and want to steal the germs and gizmos that transformed him. This inspires Jake’s starchy NSA bosses to promote him to a superagent, and sets up the premise for the show.
Dandy deadlock: LHS, FSHS play to 0-0, double-OT draw
September 10, 2003
An overflow crowd at the Youth Sports Inc. fields witnessed a treat Tuesday, and it didn’t involve a bit of scoring. The Free State and Lawrence High boys soccer teams once again spiced up an already intense rivalry, battling for 100 minutes before the rulebook insisted that the action stop. The final score was 0-0 after two overtimes, but nobody left with an empty feeling.
Native son of McLouth takes reins at K-State
September 10, 2003
A couple of years ago, when Kansas University had a football date with Kansas State in Manhattan, I remember checking the Wildcats’ roster to see if Jeff Schwinn still was listed because I didn’t expect to see it. I had seen Schwinn play a couple of times for McLouth High and had been impressed. Schwinn was mobile, and he had a good, if not great, arm. Still, Schwinn wasn’t really that big, and he was playing mainly against small high schools.
Kansas brass turns attention to next year’s basketball schedule
September 10, 2003
Now that the 2003-04 Kansas University men’s basketball schedule is finally complete, Larry Keating can take a deep breath … and start working on next year’s slate. “I guarantee you it’ll be done before August next year. I’m not doing that again,” Keating, KU’s new senior associate athletic director, joked of sweating out a slate that took until Sept. 8 to release.
Davis pitches Cleveland past fading Kansas City, 7-1
September 10, 2003
Jason Davis’ shoulder feels fine. Thanks for asking. The right-hander, coming back from stiffness that kept him off the mound since Aug. 16, relied on his fastball to gave Cleveland five shutout innings.
Chiefs steel themselves for Pittsburgh challenge
September 10, 2003
A handy beating of San Diego showed the Kansas City Chiefs they’re better. As Dick Vermeil says, the Pittsburgh Steelers will show them this week “if better is good enough.”
Reid’s playcalling in Eagles’ opener questioned
Philadelphia coach comes under fire following Monday night’s 17-0 loss to Tampa Bay
September 10, 2003
Andy Reid had five months to prepare a game plan for Tampa Bay. The way Philadelphia played, it seemed more like five hours.
Lawrence briefs
September 10, 2003
¢ Flags to be lowered to half-staff Thursday ¢ Taste of Lawrence slated for tonight ¢ Free disease screenings available through LMH ¢ Blood shortage urges call for assistance
People
September 10, 2003
¢ Opus returning to comic pages ¢ Rosie’s property disputes ¢ Jacko loses tax break ¢ No doubt, they’ll sell
Horoscopes
September 10, 2003
For Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003
Lawmakers cite gaps in security
Despite improvements, modes of transportation remain at risk
September 10, 2003
Tens of thousands of federal airport screeners. Bulletproof cockpit doors. Closer scrutiny of ships and cargo. There have been many improvements to transportation security since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks but gaps remain, lawmakers said Tuesday. They cited security loopholes at the nation’s ports and the threat that a shoulder-fired missile could hit an airliner.
Edward Teller, ‘Father of H-Bomb,’ dies
September 10, 2003
Edward Teller, who played a key role in U.S. defense and energy policies for more than half a century and was dubbed the “father of the H-bomb” for his enthusiastic pursuit of the powerful weapon, died Tuesday. He was 95.
Arkansas AD reflects on series with Texas
Razorbacks to face Longhorns this week
September 10, 2003
Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles talks to alumni and fans about the glory days of the Southwest Conference all the time.
River City Weekly video - Laura Moriarty
September 10, 2003
Laura Moriarty, author of “The Center of Everything,” a below-the-poverty-line coming-of-age story set in 1970’s Kansas was asked what impact publishing the novel had had on her life.
River City Weekly video - Tom Averill
September 10, 2003
Author Tom Averill was asked if through the course of his writing he had become good friends with the characters in “The Slow Air of Ewan MacPherson.”
River City Weekly video - Tanya Shaffer
September 10, 2003
Tanya Shaffer, author of “Somebody’s Heart is Burning: A Woman Wanderer in Africa,” was asked what she hoped readers would learn about the people of Africa from her book which chronicled her year on the African continent.