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6News: Free State cracks down on ‘provocative’ dances
September 16, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 9:04 a.m.) Free State High School Administrators say problems with the way students dance at such events as homecoming and prom have prompted them to take some drastic measures.
Revenue secretary touts tax amnesty program
September 16, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 12:13 p.m.) Kansas Revenue Secretary Joan Wagnon on Tuesday urged people who owe back state taxes to pay up under a tax amnesty program that will start Oct. 1. The program allows individuals and businesses to pay delinquent taxes without penalty or interest. The amnesty period will end Nov. 30.
100 homes planned for development near Farmland
September 16, 2003
(Web Posted Tuesday at 11:42 a.m.) The redevelopment of part of the former Farmland Industries fertilizer plant east of Lawrence is set to begin soon. A group led by Lawrence developers Doug Compton and Bill Newsome have filed plans to build a new housing development on the southwest corner of Kansas Highway 10 and O’Connell Road.
Cooler, wet weather, expected Thursday
September 16, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 11:33 a.m.) There’s a slight chance of rain overnight, and a better chance for wet weather on Thursday. But dry conditions are expected for the rest of the week, says a local forecaster.
Low-income families need school choice
September 16, 2003
Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, no longer attends the annual picnic held here by District of Columbia supporters of school choice. During the picnic there are lottery drawings to award scholarships empowering a few children to escape from the nation’s worst — and, in per-pupil spending, third most lavishly funded — school system. Boehner stopped attending because he could not bear the desperate anxiety, and crushing disappointment, of parents whose hopes for their children hung on the lottery. “I’d stand there and cry the whole time,” he says.
Pay the freight
September 16, 2003
Legislature’s job
September 16, 2003
Police questions
September 16, 2003
Helping chain
September 16, 2003
Daily ticker
September 16, 2003
Commodities
September 16, 2003
Sprint contracts to slash technology jobs
Overland Park company signs agreements to outsource work dealing with software systems
September 16, 2003
Sprint Corp. said Monday it would use outside contractors to handle some software operations, a move that would affect hundreds of jobs at the Overland Park-based telecommunications firm.
Grant lets Pratt police install remote cameras
September 16, 2003
Police officers in this south-central Kansas town plan to use a wireless remote camera system to monitor potential trouble spots from headquarters and patrol cars.
Ticket sales up, but state fair budgets still tight
September 16, 2003
Revenue from ticket sales at the Kansas State Fair was up more than 4 percent this year from last year, but officials still will face tight budgets in the next few years, general manager Denny Stoecklein said.
Haskell to help manage new federal archive
Interior Department storage facility to hold records of Indian affairs
September 16, 2003
By next year, the U.S. Department of Interior and the National Archives will open a 50,000-square-foot facility in Lenexa to hold millions of documents that define the history of the government’s relationships with hundreds of American Indian tribes.
KU Med becomes University of Kansas Hospital
September 16, 2003
The hospital affiliated with Kansas University is about to change its marketing name. The hospital — which has been called KU Med since 1998 — on Sunday will begin calling itself the University of Kansas Hospital.
Grant helps teachers get special ed certification
September 16, 2003
A Manhattan school district program helps prospective special education teachers pay the cost of meeting certification requirements by attending Kansas State University classes.
Jury selection begins in trial for boy’s death
September 16, 2003
Prospective jurors in the trial of two church leaders and a baby sitter accused of killing a 9-year-old boy were quizzed Monday about whether they could set aside extensive news coverage and hear the case on its merits.
School financing trial attorneys meet with judge
Case to last less than two weeks
September 16, 2003
A trial challenging the state’s $2.6 billion school finance system will probably take less than two weeks, attorneys in the case said Monday.
Mourners pay respects to Cash
September 16, 2003
Family, friends and musicians gathered Monday at Johnny Cash’s funeral to pay tribute to a giant in American music.
Hall of Meteorites reopens
Visitors have history at their fingertips
September 16, 2003
Have you ever wanted to touch a piece of the universe? Well, you can.
On the record
September 16, 2003
Johanning services
September 16, 2003
Israel plays down deadly threat to Arafat
September 16, 2003
Israel backed off Monday from threats to kill Yasser Arafat, while the incoming Palestinian prime minister ceded control over many Cabinet appointments to Arafat’s Fatah party despite Israeli demands that the veteran Palestinian leader be stripped of authority.
Powell visits mass grave in Iraq
September 16, 2003
Standing near rows of white grave markers, Secretary of State Colin Powell on Monday honored 5,000 Iraqi Kurds who died in a chemical weapons attack and pledged such brutality was gone along with Saddam Hussein.
Lawrence student soaking in French life
September 16, 2003
I have spent most of my life in Kansas. When you stay in one place for a long time, you form a system of judgment for the way your culture works, but when you go somewhere new that system gets totally rearranged. This is what has happened to me so far in my Rotary exchange to France.
In the halls
September 16, 2003
What do you like most about fall?
Firebirds shut down Chieftains, 4-0
September 16, 2003
Free State High’s Joel Angelone didn’t want his Firebird soccer teammates to endure a third straight tie Monday night. Three minutes into Monday’s game against Tonganoxie, Angelone pasted a penalty kick past Chieftains goalie Luke Brown. To make sure, Angelone added two more scores, helping the Firebirds improve to 2-0-2 with a 4-0 victory.
Singh wins rain-delayed Deere
With win, golfer leaps into top spot on PGA money list
September 16, 2003
Vijay Singh won the rain-delayed John Deere Classic by four strokes Monday, his third title of the year that sent him to the top of this season’s PGA money list.
6News video: KU officials investigating residence hall, student safety
September 16, 2003
Student housing officials are looking at ways to make both residence halls and students’ behavior more safe following the death of a freshman last week.
6News video: Sunday sales near without petition efforts
September 16, 2003
Liquor store owners await official notification that Sunday business can begin on Sept. 28.
6News video: Butterflies tagged at annual Monarch Watch
September 16, 2003
About 200 volunteers tagged around 1,000 monarch butterflys Saturday at the Baker Wetlands.
6Sports video: Free State soccer trips Tongie
September 16, 2003
Free State coach Jason Pendleton’s Firebirds come away with their first win of the season.
6Sports video: Jayhawks looking to build streak
September 16, 2003
The backup players may see some field time against Jacksonville State.
6Sports video: Soccerhawks off to hot start
September 16, 2003
Their 6-1 record is the best start in the program’s history.
6Sports video: KU puts up fight against Tar Heels
September 16, 2003
The ‘Hawks came out of a two-game deficit to force five games, only falling in the Jayhawk Classic after six match points.
Chiefs’ Holmes has strong will to play every week
September 16, 2003
Priest Holmes has a candid talk with himself every Saturday night. Does he really want to go out there Sunday and get beat up? Subject himself to so much pain and punishment he can hardly sleep?
Road rougher for HINU this week
Indians to face ranked opponent
September 16, 2003
What a difference a week is likely to make for Haskell Indian Nations University’s football team. After spanking Trinity Bible College, 60-0, last Saturday in Ellendale, N.D., the Fightin’ Indians will hit the road again this Saturday to meet Northwestern Oklahoma State, one of the top-ranked NAIA teams in the country.
JSU to start backup quarterback at Kansas
September 16, 2003
Jacksonville State junior Anthony Mayo will start at quarterback Saturday against Kansas, coach Jack Crowe said Monday.
Myron Otis Ford
September 16, 2003
East Coast braces for hurricane
September 16, 2003
Residents along the East Coast boarded up windows Monday, and the military ordered ships and planes out of harm’s way as Hurricane Isabel churned toward land with 120 mph winds.
Red Cross seeks donations for disaster relief
September 16, 2003
As a massive hurricane bears down on the East Coast, the Red Cross is issuing an emergency plea for donations.
Goodyear employees approve contract
Topeka plant receives ‘protection’ under deal
September 16, 2003
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. employees OK’d a proposed three-year contract, allowing the nation’s biggest tire company to contain health care, benefit and wage costs in return for job security, company and union officials said Monday.
A reserve Congress corps?
September 16, 2003
Reading the transcript and listening to some of the sound bites from last week’s arguments before the Supreme Court over the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law again reminds that the real issue isn’t about us but them; about the career politicians and not “we the people”; about perpetuating themselves in office, not doing the people’s business.
Cash’s musical soul food
September 16, 2003
Much as I love movies, I came to them late in life. Growing up in a segregated South, where we faced humiliation just by entering a movie theater, I did not see many first-run films. And on television, our family of eight always gravitated to other types of programs, especially variety shows like those hosted by Ed Sullivan, Carol Burnett and, yes, Johnny Cash.
Lakin Independent publisher dies at 86
September 16, 2003
Monte E. Canfield Sr., for 56 years the publisher of the Lakin Independent, has died. He was 86.
Lartigue wins pair for LHS tennis
September 16, 2003
Sydney Lartigue led the Lawrence High girls’ tennis squad in victories Monday at a quad at Topeka High.
Cyclones hurting after loss to Hawkeyes
September 16, 2003
This is a time to heal at Iowa State. With no game this week, coach Dan McCarney said Monday he hoped several injured players would have time to recover so they can play Sept. 27 at Northern Illinois.
Mangino’s attention focused on improving starting lineup
September 16, 2003
Kansas University’s second- and third-string football players might be salivating at the chance to play Saturday night against Jacksonville State. Not so fast.
Visiting butterflies coat sky with color
September 16, 2003
A couple of weeks ago, thousands of painted ladies arrived in Lawrence. Millions more are on the way. Don’t bother calling police. They’re not that kind of painted lady — they’re butterflies.
Correction
September 16, 2003
The name of the lead singer of BR549 is Chuck Mead. It was incorrect in Saturday’s article about the death of Johnny Cash.
UPN mixes divorce, comedy with ‘All of Us’
September 16, 2003
Is America ready for a divorce and child custody comedy? Produced and created by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, “All of Us” (7:30 p.m., UPN) takes a warts-and-all look at blended families. Robert (Duane Martin), a smooth-talking L.A. television personality, seems eager to sign his divorce papers so he can marry his new love, Tia (Elise Neal). But faced with the finality of the situation, and the difficulty of explaining his new living arrangement to his 5-year-old son, Bobby Jr., Robert develops cold feet.
City briefs
September 16, 2003
¢ KPR dedicates building ¢ Crash victim was recent Baldwin High graduate ¢ Naked KU student cited at Chi Omega fountain ¢ 6News to air early
Briefcase
September 16, 2003
¢ Microsoft, Motorola enter ‘smart’ cell phone market ¢ Manufacturing still slow, new report suggests ¢ Proctor & Gamble agrees to sell ‘fair-trade’ coffee ¢ NYSE pay package draws more criticism
Horoscopes
September 16, 2003
For Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003:
A reminder
Last week’s naturalization ceremony in Lawrence should be a reminder of the gift of being a United States citizen.
September 16, 2003
Sometime, it takes a newcomer to make us really appreciate what we have. That may be the case with the 150 people who became American citizens during a naturalization ceremony at the Dole Institute of Politics last week. The comments and stories of some of those new citizens might make many native-born Americans look at their citizenship a bit differently.
Dole Institute sparks new drive to attract tours
September 16, 2003
Lawrence tourism officials are touting the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics and an annual Christmas parade as possible attractions for lucrative bus tours.
Letter gave early warning of crypto
Health department offered prevention tips to swimmers’ parents
September 16, 2003
Health authorities have said a late-July letter about cryptosporidium to parents of members of a Lawrence youth swim club was for investigative purposes, not to sound the alarm about the pending outbreak. But the letter — obtained by the Journal-World under the Kansas Open Records Act — shows parents were given explicit instructions on symptoms of the parasite and how to avoid its spread. And they were given that information a month before the rest of the community.
Pump Patrol seeks deals
September 16, 2003
Federal court postpones California recall vote
September 16, 2003
A federal appeals court threw California’s tumultuous recall campaign into complete turmoil Monday by postponing the Oct. 7 election, citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Bush v. Gore in ruling that punch-card ballots could lead to some votes not being counted.
KU’s lone loss a fluke
Jayhawks look better since loss to Northwestern
September 16, 2003
Three weeks into the Kansas University football season and we know this much: One, the Jayhawks can score. Two, the Jayhawks’ opponents can score. Three, the Northwestern game was an anomaly.
Royals, Randa trip Tigers
September 16, 2003
Trying to avoid setting the post-1900 record for losses, the Detroit Tigers keep coming up against teams fighting for playoff spots. Detroit became the first AL team to lose 111 games since the 1939 St. Louis Browns, dropping to Kansas City, 10-4, Monday night as former Tiger Joe Randa drove in five runs.
Briefly
September 16, 2003
¢ President defends industrial pollution rules ¢ Hallmark to add Muslim holiday cards ¢ Government releases vehicle rollover ratings ¢ Senate to vote today on FCC ownership rules ¢ Embezzlement charges filed against sheriff ¢ Arrest made in death of tennis players’ sister ¢ Hunters begin state’s first alligator season ¢ Ashcroft denounces Patriot Act ‘hysteria’
Clifford Sudja
September 16, 2003
More animals dying from West Nile virus
September 16, 2003
Winkie Dink, an 8-year-old wolf, was the first resident at the Denver Zoo to die last month. Then, Tracey, an 11-year-old reindeer, expired, followed by an unnamed goose and swan and Toola, a baby camel. All five animals had West Nile virus.
Sunday liquor sales soon will be reality
Lawrence doesn’t expect challenge to new ordinance
September 16, 2003
Mel Lewis thinks it may be time to go into business in Lawrence. Such is the financial attractiveness of Sunday liquor sales. Lewis is owner of Lewis Retail Liquors in Topeka. And while Lawrence appears ready to begin allowing Sunday liquor sales starting Sept. 28, his city faces an extended debate on the topic.
Home-schooling surges
September 16, 2003
Scott Butler could not stand high school. On the days he made it to class, it felt like a waste of time. “It was hard to pay attention,” he said. “I really wasn’t learning anything — a lot of distractions.”
Decision by Vandy vexes ADs
Perkins among officials surprised by realignment
September 16, 2003
Vanderbilt University’s decision to merge its varsity sports programs with intramural sports — and eliminate the position of athletic director — startled quite a few college ADs a week ago today. “It is a little surprising,” first-year KU athletic director Lew Perkins said Monday. “You are talking about the perception of a great university and its athletic program now being structured in a different way.
Ryan Wood’s Weekly Football Report
September 16, 2003
Twins take Central lead
Minnesota routs Indians, 13-6, for first place
September 16, 2003
Torii Hunter and the Minnesota Twins headed home in first place. Hunter tied his career high with five RBIs as the Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians, 13-6, Monday night and took sole possession of the AL Central lead for the first time since June 30.
Bonds collects homer No. 655
Slugger also picks up milestone walk as Giants cut magic number to four
September 16, 2003
Watch out, Hammerin’ Hank — Barry Bonds is just 100 homers away. Bonds hit his 655th career home run and also reached a milestone in walks as the San Francisco Giants rallied to beat the San Diego Padres, 8-7, Monday night.
Briefly
September 16, 2003
¢ Restorers forge ahead with cleaning of ‘David’ ¢ Truck bomb kills two ¢ Team created to fight trade barriers ¢ DNA evidence found in official’s death ¢
Briefly
September 16, 2003
¢ U.S. troops skirmish with suspected Taliban ¢ MI6 spy chief defends dossier on Iraq’s weapons ¢ Cybersecurity chief named ¢
Committee begins records review
Study of exemptions to Kansas Open Records Act a massive undertaking
September 16, 2003
There are hundreds of exceptions to the state law requiring governments to open their records to the public. Now all those exceptions will be reconsidered. Legislators learned Monday that a law they passed in 2000 requires them to examine exceptions to the Kansas Open Records Act — plus hundreds of other state statutes that deal with keeping records and information private.
Kline: Sodomy case a threat to marriage
ACLU says attorney general’s claim ‘an act of desperation’
September 16, 2003
Atty. Gen. Phill Kline said Monday if the state lost a sodomy case currently before a state appeals court, Kansas marriage laws and laws against sex with children would be nullified. Kline said the American Civil Liberties Union was attacking the state’s prohibition of same-sex marriages as well as laws against polygamy, incest, bestiality and sex between adults and children. An ACLU attorney said Kline had distorted the group’s arguments and dismissed his statements as “an act of desperation.”
Teen meeting Monday
September 16, 2003
Students in fifth through 12th grades may join the Journal-World Teen Advisory Board. We’re seeking story ideas, writers and photographers for the 18 & Under page.
ChiSox must win before time runs out
September 16, 2003
Forget about contract extensions and future seasons. The White Sox’s best chance to do some serious winning is now. They know it, and you should too.
Panel at KU to discuss Brown case
September 16, 2003
A panel discussion this week at Kansas University will kick off a national commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case.
Area briefs
September 16, 2003
¢ State GOP director to visit KU today ¢ Police hold suspects in downtown battery ¢ Police seize beer kegs at large weekend party ¢ Bike race readies to roll ¢ Hospital offers free prostate screenings
Small town will be Lawrence Bible school’s new home
September 16, 2003
This rural Morris County community of 191 residents could see its population double almost overnight if Merle and Joan Rothwell are successful in their move of Calvary Chapel Bible School from Lawrence to Wilsey, which is 10 miles west of Council Grove in the Flint Hills of northeast Kansas.
School district dumps outdated computers
With few markets for resale or recycling, old machines mined for parts, then trashed
September 16, 2003
Dead monitors and outmoded keyboards sat Monday in a jumbled pile in a blue garbage container behind Lawrence High School. Could they have been reused, resold or recycled instead of placed on the technological scrap heap?
Suspect wrecks car with children inside
Father sought in drowning of young daughter dies; sons injured
September 16, 2003
A man suspected of drowning his toddler daughter and attempting to drown his 4-year-old son killed himself Monday by swerving into the path of a tractor-trailer, authorities said. His two other children were injured in the crash.
Mexico excursion no holiday for Kansas
KU women get head start with trip south of border
September 16, 2003
When Kansas University’s women’s basketball players crawled out of bed for their first full week of classes, few complained about lack of sleep after a trip kept them out late the night before. After all, it’s not every weekend KU jets to Monterrey, Mexico, to play a few games and returns without missing any class.
Parcells wins return, thanks to Cundiff
September 16, 2003
This could have been one of Bill Parcells’ worst losses. Billy Cundiff turned it into one of Parcells’ biggest wins.
Low bid helps county save on road job
September 16, 2003
Douglas County is about to save more than $60,000 on a road project — all without cutting a single ton of asphalt, pile of signs or truckload of gravel. Instead, county commissioners can thank the continued sluggish economy for shrinking the expected construction bill for the upcoming overhaul of County Road 1029, between the Farmers Turnpike and Lecompton.
Improved ‘D’ led to Firebirds’ victory
September 16, 2003
Free State High football coach Bob Lisher worked almost exclusively on defense during last week’s practices leading up to Friday’s game against Olathe South. It showed, too — on both sides of the ball.
People
September 16, 2003
¢ Stephen King to receive honorary National Book Award ¢ Baby on the way ¢ ‘Cut Piece’ for peace ¢ Visit to Neverland
City softball standings
September 16, 2003