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Police release recording of fatal chase
September 17, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 1:58 p.m.)
Chicago columnist says Dole Institute’s Smith top choice to run Lincoln library
September 17, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 1:24 p.m.) Richard Norton Smith, director of the Dole Institute at Kansas University, may soon be announced as the head of the new Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill., according to a Chicago Sun-Times columnist.
Detroit goes worst to first
Shock win title after almost being moved or folded
September 17, 2003
Red, white and blue confetti fluttered through the air and fireworks exploded in what could have been a building without the WNBA this season.
Parcells savors first win again
Friends help former Giants coach celebrate Cowboys’ dramatic victory Monday night
September 17, 2003
Bill Parcells was on his way to the team bus in the wee hours Tuesday morning, still smiling from an incredible first victory as coach of the Dallas Cowboys and thrilled to have shared it with so many friends.
KU Open House events
September 17, 2003
Kansas University’s annual Open House is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Parking is free in the lots south of Jayhawk Boulevard, and a shuttle bus will operate along Oread Avenue, Jayhawk Boulevard, 15th Street, Sunnyside Avenue, Irving Hill Road and Naismith Drive. It also will run to the Lied Center.
On the record
September 17, 2003
Area briefs
September 17, 2003
¢ Senior Services offers computing courses ¢ Baker student paper rates ‘All-America’
Briefly
September 17, 2003
¢ Appeals court weighs music subpoenas ¢ Playwright, scholar Errol Hill dies ¢ Suicidal driver’s son dies from injuries ¢ West Nile fever may afflict 100,000
People
September 17, 2003
¢ Bono says he has ‘good ole row’ with Bush over AIDS spending ¢ Princess Stephanie weds ¢ Alumni want new ‘Survivor’ shot ¢ Those troublesome cigars
Terrorists reach out on ‘Net
Groups use Yahoo!, Geocities to recruit
September 17, 2003
The Web site Taliban Online quotes a senior Taliban commander vowing to continue war against U.S. forces in Afghanistan, boasting that the group’s “rocket attacks have become an effective tool against the invaders, showing them there’s nowhere for them to hide.”
Twins open 1 1/2-game lead
Minnesota turns back White Sox, 5-2
September 17, 2003
Chicago White Sox manager Jerry Manuel flip-flopped Jon Garland and Esteban Loaiza in the starting rotation. But Loaiza just flopped in the opener of a key three-game series with the Minnesota Twins.
Mideast pact was lacking
September 17, 2003
The scene that night in the East Room was one that once had seemed unimaginable: President Anwar Sadat of Egypt embracing Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel before a beaming President Jimmy Carter.
Scourge of slavery lives anew
September 17, 2003
Each day, 27 million people cry out in pain, anguish and frustration. Yet no one hears them, for they huddle at the margins of society—voiceless, unseen and essentially powerless to alter their fate. They are the slaves of the 21st century.
Carton labels provide eggcellent information
September 17, 2003
Last week’s column reminded me of a question that I’ve been wanting to ask you for a long time. Is there a way to tell from the egg carton how old the eggs are?
Women’s center seeks different type of calendar girls
September 17, 2003
Concerned that the popular Women of KU calendar emphasizes too much body and not enough brain, a Kansas University group is planning a calendar of its own.
Retired general plans presidential run
September 17, 2003
Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, who boasts a four-star military record but concedes he has gaps to fill on domestic policy, told political advisers Tuesday he would join the presidential race as the 10th Democratic candidate.
Realtors recognize community leaders
Board honors visitors bureau, former nursing association executive
September 17, 2003
An admitted Jayhawk gimmick and a longtime community nurse were honored Tuesday by the Lawrence Board of Realtors. The Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Jayhawks on Parade program received the Realtors’ River City Architectural Enhancement Award, and Marceil Lauppe, former executive director of the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn., received the River City Humanitarian Award.
Juanita Moore
September 17, 2003
KU expects full house at Open House
Family Weekend date should bring more participants
September 17, 2003
Most of Kansas University’s Open House on Saturday will focus on what’s new at KU.
Right to vote for president in doubt
September 17, 2003
To the delight of some and the dismay of others, the people of California are preparing to vote on removing their governor. Meantime, a handful of scholars are trying to stir a debate on whether Americans should have the right to elect their president.
Traffic scare
September 17, 2003
Jayni’s Kitchen’ offers scoop on Edy’s ‘official taster’
September 17, 2003
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “The Scoop on Ice Cream With Taster John Harrison.”
Paring knife among ‘Survivor’ equipment
September 17, 2003
I was thinking about rearranging my kitchen the other day and got to pondering the value I place on certain utensils and equipment. All I wanted to do was to make sure the most important stuff was in the handiest drawers and cupboards. But I also started thinking about the tools that I really need and use.
Lawrence Sheltie going for gold in Incredible Dog challenge
September 17, 2003
Dustin loves the roar of a crowd. That’s why the 7-year-old Shetland sheepdog from Lawrence will be in his element Oct. 4 in St. Louis when he competes in the Purina Dog Chow Incredible Dog Challenge world championship.
Abron filling vital role
Missouri running back adds versatility as receiver
September 17, 2003
When Damien Nash transferred to Missouri it looked like the Tigers would go to a running-back-by-committee system. Instead, Zack Abron has taken control of playing time by doing things he’s not known for.
Concert hall planners change tune, scale down center
September 17, 2003
There would be separate halls for opera and orchestral productions under a revision of plans for a new performing arts center in Kansas City, but the orchestra hall has been scaled back from 1,800 seats to 1,200.
Housing proposed near Farmland
September 17, 2003
Redevelopment of the former Farmland Industries Inc. fertilizer plant east of Lawrence could begin with a 55-acre residential and office project.
Tape reveals no effort to call off police chase
Suspect ordered to stand trial in Lawrence woman’s death
September 17, 2003
Recordings of radio dispatch communications made public Tuesday in court gave no indication police ever considered aborting a high-speed chase last month that ended with the death of a 56-year-old Lawrence woman.
Victims testify of burglaries, sexual battery
Preliminary hearing revisits neighborhood’s late-night crimes
September 17, 2003
The victims were sound asleep at the time the crimes started, roughly a year and a half ago. But victims in a series of burglaries and an alleged sexual assault in a west side neighborhood took the stand in a court hearing Monday and tried to recall details of the early-morning crimes.
Governor replaces foreign car with made-in-Kansas Malibu
September 17, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius picked up a new set of wheels Tuesday, a regal silver, fully-loaded, specially-ordered Chevy Malibu, the first of its kind to roll off a Kansas assembly line.
No winners if Clarett lands in draft
September 17, 2003
In the courts, Maurice Clarett might win the right to enter the NFL Draft early. Legally, he might be correct. But that doesn’t mean it is a good idea.
Wildcats tough test for KU
Jayhawks hope solid slate pays off in Big 12 season
September 17, 2003
Today, the Kansas University volleyball team will find out if its beefed-up nonconference schedule pays off. The schedule was planned specifically to prepare the Jayhawks for matches like the one at 7 p.m. tonight against No. 10 Kansas State at Ahearn Field House in Manhattan.
Mix of musicians nominated for American Music Awards
September 17, 2003
Veteran performers, including Fleetwood Mac, Celine Dion and Cher, mixed with youngsters Beyonce and Avril Lavigne on the list of nominees for the 31st annual American Music Awards.
Peculiar pears
Area residents grow unusual varieties
September 17, 2003
Those are cute, but what are they? Elden Bailey hears that often when customers at the Lawrence Farmers Market, 1000 Vt., first spy his Asian pears.
City briefs
September 17, 2003
¢ KDHE leader promotes elder health awareness ¢ 6News to air early ¢ Health Department counts new crypto case ¢ Artist, photographer on ‘River City Weekly’
Briefly
September 17, 2003
¢ Measure opposing gay marriage defeated ¢ Appeals court reviews case of hanged hostess ¢ Afghan troops kill top Taliban commander
Briefly
September 17, 2003
¢ Software distributed to hack Windows ¢ Bush orders merger of anti-terror lists ¢ President promotes clean-air initiatives ¢ Surrender offer made to defense minister
Phillies close in on Marlins
Lieberthal belts grand slam in Philadelphia’s 14-0 romp
September 17, 2003
Stellar pitching, clutch hitting and a big crowd made it feel like old times for Phillies manager Larry Bowa.
Horoscopes
September 17, 2003
Parceling out parking
City commissioners are trying once again to refine downtown parking regulations.
September 17, 2003
Parking, parking; where’s all the parking? During a recent discussion about parking fees and fines, Lawrence city commissioners touched on the topic of using signs to better inform downtown Lawrence visitors of the location of free and long-term parking spaces. Concern was voiced about cluttering downtown with too many unattractive signs pointing to various parking options.
Padded budget?
September 17, 2003
Game behavior
September 17, 2003
Bogus war
September 17, 2003
Suspect arrested in slaying of Swedish foreign minister
September 17, 2003
Police arrested the suspected killer of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh in a Stockholm suburb Tuesday night, officials said, after issuing a nationwide alert with a photo of the attacker.
Cosmosphere to expand space camp programming
Emphasis taken off catering to field trips
September 17, 2003
The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is restructuring to focus more on its growing space camp program and less on field trips.
ABC won’t cancel ‘8 Rules’
Star John Ritter died Thursday
September 17, 2003
ABC’s “8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter” will continue despite star John Ritter’s death and will show the TV family coping with his character’s loss, the network said Tuesday.
West Wing’ kicks off must-see season
September 17, 2003
Almost everyone agrees that “The West Wing” (8 p.m., NBC) lost its focus last season. And along the way, creator and writer Aaron Sorkin lost his job. But Sorkin deserves much credit (and his Emmy nomination) for penning a humdinger of a season finale. For those who missed it, the Bartlet administration goes into crisis mode after the president’s daughter Zoey is kidnapped by foreign terrorists. Will Bartlet act — or, more to the point, react — as a father or as commander in chief? Or will he take a third, surprising option? Look for John Goodman in a powerful guest stint.
Briefcase
September 17, 2003
¢ Late trading probe nets criminal charges ¢ Hiring outlook brighter ¢ Kroger profits fall
First lady on heart health campaign
Laura Bush brings message to K.C. hospital
September 17, 2003
First lady Laura Bush on Tuesday visited with area women who survived heart attacks or were at risk for heart disease.
Pump Patrol seeks deals
September 17, 2003
The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.56 at two stations: Zarco 66 No. 3, 900 Iowa, and Hillcrest Amoco, 914 Iowa. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Court airing of tape won’t end open-records effort
September 17, 2003
Playing a police-dispatch recording during court Tuesday doesn’t satisfy an open-records lawsuit brought against the city of Lawrence and the Lawrence Police Department by the Journal-World, the newspaper’s managing editor said.
Six held in Iraq say they’re Americans
Detainees suspected of aiding in attacks on coalition forces
September 17, 2003
Six people claiming to be Americans and two who say they are British are in U.S. custody on suspicion of involvement in attacks on coalition forces, an American general said Tuesday. They would be the first Westerners reported held in the insurrection against the U.S.-led occupation.
Yogathon to raise money for classes at county jail
September 17, 2003
The Yoga Center of Lawrence, 920 Mass., Suite 4, is conducting its third annual Yogathon at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Judge OKs findings from police searches
Attorneys had moved to exclude evidence from stalking trial of police ‘watchdog’
September 17, 2003
Police acted legally when they searched the home and backpack of a kidnapping and burglary suspect who happens to be a vocal police critic.
Advocacy group ‘rebuilding’ after board resignations
September 17, 2003
Big changes are in the works at Kansas Advocacy and Protective Services, a troubled agency that receives federal funds to fight for people with disabilities.
Officer training center looks to expand Hutchinson campus
September 17, 2003
The agency that trains most of the state’s law enforcement officers wants to expand. The Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center near Hutchinson, which is operated by Kansas University, on Thursday will ask the Kansas Board of Regents to approve purchase of a 20,000-square-foot building on 11.1 acres of land near the existing facility.
U.S. vetoes U.N. measure to protect Arafat
September 17, 2003
The United States vetoed an Arab-backed U.N. resolution Tuesday demanding that Israel halt threats to expel Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat from the West Bank, because it did not contain a condemnation of terrorist groups such as Hamas.
Evacuations urged for Hurricane Isabel
September 17, 2003
A hurricane warning went up late Tuesday along the North Carolina coast and up to 90,000 people were urged to get out of the way of Hurricane Isabel, the most powerful storm in four years to menace the mid-Atlantic coast.
Full 9th Circuit Court offers to reconsider recall ruling
September 17, 2003
In an unusual step, the federal appeals court that turned California politics upside down by postponing the Oct. 7 recall election signaled Tuesday that it might be willing to reconsider.
Senate repeals rules on media ownership
House will likely kill plan
September 17, 2003
The Senate approved a resolution Tuesday to roll back new media ownership rules that have brought heavy criticism from a broad range of advocacy groups, shifting the fight to the House where Republican leaders pledged to kill the measure.
Edwards announces presidential bid
September 17, 2003
Democrat John Edwards, the Southern moderate looking to reinvigorate his lagging presidential campaign, formally launched his candidacy Tuesday and promised to be an advocate for working-class Americans.
Foundation grants to help with classroom projects
September 17, 2003
Nine Lawrence public school district educators with creative teaching ideas will be rewarded today with a slice of nearly $10,000 from Lawrence Schools Foundation.
Sudja services
September 17, 2003
Olathe East routs LHS boys soccer
September 17, 2003
Olathe East downed Lawrence High, 6-0, in boys soccer Tuesday at Olathe District Stadium. Lawrence’s Ian Legler and Tim Haynes were cited for outstanding play. The Lions (0-4-1) will meet Olathe North at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Olathe Christian silences Seabury
September 17, 2003
Seabury Academy’s boys soccer team can stomach losing to a better team. Tuesday, the Seahawks lost, 3-0, to Olathe Christian because of a lack of concentration.
College briefs
September 17, 2003
¢ Haskell honoree ¢ Smith selected again
Jayhawks reveal schedule
September 17, 2003
Kansas University’s 2003-04 women’s basketball schedule, released Tuesday, features four tournaments.
Colorado waiting for defense to excel
September 17, 2003
The Colorado defense that was supposed to be the backbone of the team is struggling after three games with a trip to No. 10 Florida State looming this weekend.
Schwinn might start again for Kansas State
With top QB Roberson’s status up in air, McLouth native could answer call for Wildcats
September 17, 2003
Quarterback Ell Roberson could miss his second straight start because of an injured left wrist when No. 6 Kansas State plays host Saturday to Marshall.
Webber sentencing deferred
Kings player must do volunteer work
September 17, 2003
A federal judge Tuesday deferred for about two years the sentencing of Sacramento Kings player Chris Webber, who admitted lying to a grand jury about his dealings with a former University of Michigan basketball booster.
6News video: Center to try new tack on women’s calendar
September 17, 2003
The Emily Taylor Women’s Resource Center plans to put together a calendar with a different slant than the Women of KU calendar.
6News video: Man ordered to stand trial in Lawrence woman’s death
September 17, 2003
Nam Ouk Cho was ordered by a Douglas County District Court judge to stand trial for the death of a bystander in a high-speed chase.
6News video: County to take up growth issues
September 17, 2003
City Commission will wait to vote on the expansion of Lawrence’s urban growth area for a joint study session with county commissioners.
6Sports video: Lions prepare for Rim Rock
September 17, 2003
Lawrence High cross country runners are getting ready for the Jayhawk Invitational on Saturday.
6Sports video: Whittemore winging it wonderfully
September 17, 2003
The Kansas QB is second in the nation in pass efficiency.
6Sports video: ‘Hawks shine on big plays
September 17, 2003
Kansas has scored on six plays of 30 or more yards so far this year.
6Sports video: Royals rock Cleveland
September 17, 2003
Kansas City remains 3 1/2 games behind with a 12-8 victory over the Indians.
6Sports video: Firebirds face SM West Friday
September 17, 2003
Free State coach Bob Lisher would like to see improvement in the offense similar to that seen in the defense.
Commodities
September 17, 2003
Scholarship semifinalists include home-schooled
September 17, 2003
John Kepple of Lawrence is a National Merit semifinalist after finishing just two classes in a traditional school — driver’s education and calculus.
Berroa’s barrage lifts K.C.
Kansas City wins slugfest behind rookie’s 5-for-5 outburst
September 17, 2003
Angel Berroa is just a rookie, but he’s got manager Tony Pena’s vote for MVP of the Kansas City Royals. Berroa went 5-for-5 with three runs scored and Joe Randa had four RBIs, including a three-run homer, as the Royals beat the Cleveland Indians, 12-8, Tuesday night.
Holmes could miss Houston game
Already a huge part of K.C. offense after hip injury, standout Chiefs running back nursing bruised ribs
September 17, 2003
Priest Holmes is questionable for Sunday’s game at Houston because of bruised ribs, raising anew the question of whether Kansas City is asking too much of its Pro Bowl running back.
KU vows to fight Jax State
With Mizzou looming, Jayhawks assert focus
September 17, 2003
Kansas University quarterback Bill Whittemore suffered a season-ending injury last year in a 36-12 loss at Columbia, Mo., and Missouri’s players added insult after the game by inciting Tiger football fans to tear down the goalposts at Faurot Field.
Isabelle Dummermuth
September 17, 2003
Wall Street rallies on decision to leave rates
September 17, 2003
The Federal Reserve kept a key interest rate at a 45-year low on Tuesday and repeated its pledge to keep rates at rock-bottom levels for a “considerable period.”
Daily ticker
September 17, 2003
Volleyball won’t play Late Night
September 17, 2003
Kansas University’s volleyball team will not be the opening act at “Late Night With Bill Self.” The Jayhawks, who had considered moving their Oct. 17 match against Iowa State from Horejsi Center to Allen Fieldhouse, will stay put before the men’s basketball festivities.
Transportation chief gives security update at KCI
September 17, 2003
The nation’s transportation systems are safer now than before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but the government will never be able to close every security gap, the head of the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday.
Briefly
September 17, 2003
¢ France sets aside aid after heat wave ¢ World’s oldest woman turns 116 in Japan ¢ Troops can’t locate kidnapped backpackers ¢ EU giving millions in aid to Liberia
Officials size up city growth issue
Public hearing Tuesday draws no comment
September 17, 2003
Few believe the topic of directing Lawrence’s growth into rural areas will be easily settled, but a debate failed to materialize Tuesday when the issue hit the Lawrence City Commission. That’s expected to change, perhaps as soon as tonight, when the Douglas County Commission takes up expansion of Lawrence’s urban growth area.
U.S. says Syria letting militants into Iraq
September 17, 2003
A senior Bush administration official on Tuesday accused Syria of allowing Islamic militants to cross into Iraq to kill U.S. soldiers and said the Syrian government was pursuing a program to develop weapons of mass destruction.
6News video: New ‘dirty dancing’ policy in effect at Free State
September 17, 2003
Concerns over dance-floor behavior have led to the policy, complete with an example video.
Briefly
September 17, 2003
¢ Police seek clues in suspected homicide ¢ Dancer’s birthplace designated a landmark ¢ City goes easy on new dog law
Briefly
September 17, 2003
¢ Murder charge filed in death of Williamses’ sister ¢ Evangelist Armstrong dies ¢ Time Warner to drop ‘AOL’ from name ¢