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Two injured in bicycle-moped collision
September 24, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 3:49 p.m.) Two men were injured — one seriously enough to be transported by helicopter to a Kansas City area hospital — in a moped-bicycle collision during the noon hour Wednesday near a busy intersection along 23rd Street.
Massachusetts ranked as ‘Smartest State,’ Kansas falls to No. 15
September 24, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 12:26 p.m.) Massachusetts was named Wednesday as winner of the 2003 Smartest State Award by a Lawrence research and publishing company.
On the record
September 24, 2003
Thatcher example
September 24, 2003
Daily ticker
September 24, 2003
Brotherhood’ quirks not endearing
September 24, 2003
Part “Fargo” and part “Peyton Place,” “The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire” (9 p.m., CBS), the new drama from prolific producer David E. Kelley, has one of the new season’s most promising casts. But not even Mare Winningham, Randy Quaid, Chris Penn and Elizabeth McGovern can save “Poland” from its maudlin excesses.
Family finds sister, 11 years too late
September 24, 2003
A Lawrence woman’s ashes are headed back to Kansas more than 10 years after she died — unbeknownst to her family — apparently of complications from having her teeth pulled.
Phone calls trace Taliban resurgence
September 24, 2003
Intercepted phone calls show Taliban commanders have been orchestrating deadly attacks here and in other parts of Afghanistan from a safe haven across the border in Pakistan, a senior Afghan intelligence official told The Associated Press.
Sutton services
September 24, 2003
Seabury sweeps KSD at triangular
Undefeated Barstow downs Seahawks, who continue learning up-tempo system
September 24, 2003
The game plan all season for Seabury Academy’s volleyball team has been simple: learn, learn, learn.
Horoscopes
September 24, 2003
For Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003
Gay marriage becomes routine in Netherlands
September 24, 2003
Dolf Pasker and Gert Kasteel are just like any other married couple two years on, settling into the mundane routine of daily life together. They finish each other’s sentences. They laugh at each other’s jokes. When one goes to make the coffee, the other playfully teases about whose job it is to work in the kitchen. The only thing that makes their marriage unusual is that they are both men.
Pageant’s ratings continue to fall despite gimmicks
September 24, 2003
Like a lacquered perm on a sweltering summer day, Miss America’s ratings continue to droop.
Vick has his backup’s back
September 24, 2003
Michael Vick saw Doug Johnson standing alone on the sideline as the Atlanta Falcons unraveled against Tampa Bay.
Briefly
September 24, 2003
¢ Nearly 4 million lose power in blackout ¢ Israeli spending on settlements tallied ¢ Fugitive killed after year on run
Study abroad vital to America
September 24, 2003
Just before our country went to war against Iraq, the National Geographic Society surveyed American college students and found that 87 percent could not locate Iraq on a map.
Life of JFK depicted through art
September 24, 2003
James Wyeth’s 1967 oil painting of John F. Kennedy is how many people like to remember the president. Wearing a dark suit, his hair neatly combed back, Kennedy is seated — perhaps at his desk in the Oval Office — with his chin resting against a fisted hand.
After fatal fire, Great White places focus on victims
September 24, 2003
Seven months after a nightclub fire that will always be associated with their band’s name, members of Great White are still trying to make amends.
Vatican issues Mother Teresa stamps
Memorabilia proliferates with beatification on fast track
September 24, 2003
Vatican-issued stamps, a display of her blood, even a musical and cartoon celebrating her life: These are some of the ways Mother Teresa’s fans are honoring the nun who will take a step toward sainthood when she is beatified next month.
Report: Muslim holy sites targeted
September 24, 2003
A suspected Jewish extremist told investigators that his group had been planning simultaneous attacks on Muslim worshippers at mosques in Jerusalem, including Islam’s third holiest shrine, a security official said Tuesday.
Holmes won’t be distraction
Running back not bothered by return to Baltimore
September 24, 2003
Priest Holmes is headed back to the town that gave him his start in the NFL and the team that decided it could do better without him.
Swimming in sushi
September 24, 2003
Who would have thought Lawrence, Kan., would become a haven for sushi lovers? But it has — in a big way for a Midwestern town of only about 80,000 people.
Morton Green
September 24, 2003
Briefly
September 24, 2003
¢ Extradition allowed in missing-girl hoax ¢ Poll: Baghdad residents glad to be rid of Saddam ¢ Computer virus cripples visa-checking system ¢ Tropical storm loses steam
6Sports video: Missouri’s Smith can be nightmare
September 24, 2003
Shutting down the Tigers’ QB Brad Smith is a key goal for the Jayhawks.
Area briefs
September 24, 2003
¢ Governor creates position of special assistant ¢ Second gunpoint robbery reported in two days ¢ Sixth and Wakarusa rezoning talks allowed ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Area briefs
September 24, 2003
¢ Ford County deputy killed ¢ Lawrence residents take jobs with lawmaker ¢ Semitrailer overturns, injuring 1 on U.S. 24
Fresh mozzarella tops recipes on ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
September 24, 2003
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Making Fresh Mozzarella with Kathleen Hodge.”
Paella recipe takes shortcut
September 24, 2003
There’s the classic Spanish paella, saffron-hued rice painstakingly cooked with any number of ingredients, which can include chicken, sausage, ham and shellfish, plus peas, tomatoes and garlic.
Short & sweet
September 24, 2003
¢ Web site offers answers to food safety questions ¢ J-W hungry for readers’ favorite tailgate recipes
Warning led to ejection for Halladay
Umpires were told to watch for beanballs in series
September 24, 2003
Steve Palermo of the commissioner’s office warned umpires working Tampa Bay-Toronto games to watch for beanballs, leading to the ejections of Blue Jays starters Roy Halladay and Josh Towers on consecutive nights.
Big enough
September 24, 2003
Timely alert
September 24, 2003
LMH support
September 24, 2003
Is sports spending too high?
September 24, 2003
Over the past several years, Kansas University has seen a good deal of controversy about its intercollegiate sports programs. There have been staff changes, some sports programs have been dropped while others have seen substantially increased resources, ticket prices have been raised for some events, the stadium has undergone renovation, and salaries of athletic administrators have risen. Not all of these changes have been accompanied by approval of staff, faculty, alumni and students. Many on campus and off are not happy with what has been happening, and many question the need for these changes.
Union seeks help in saving KCI overhaul base
September 24, 2003
Working against the clock, a labor union sought the public’s help Tuesday in persuading American Airlines to keep open its overhaul base at Kansas City International Airport.
Feist to deliver Lawrence directory
Publication to include Olathe area, focus on maps, lists
September 24, 2003
Area residents may need to clear out some drawer space to make room for a new telephone directory that will be distributed in early November.
OPEC hopes to smooth rift with Venezuela
September 24, 2003
OPEC members struggled on Tuesday to overcome Venezuela’s opposition to Iraq’s participation in their oil policy talks in a bid to prevent a damaging rift.
Commodities
September 24, 2003
Indian Motorcycle lays off work force
September 24, 2003
Indian Motorcycle, a revival of a pioneering motorcycle maker, has halted production and laid off its entire work force, citing financial troubles that could force the company into bankruptcy.
Arrest shows links between terror groups
September 24, 2003
The younger brother of Hambali, al-Qaida’s alleged top agent in Southeast Asia, was under surveillance weeks before his arrest, Pakistan’s interior minister said Tuesday.
Study: Use of profanity on television increasing
September 24, 2003
Television is cussing up an increasingly blue streak, according to a study of the major broadcast networks.
Militants killed in raid on Saudi apartments
September 24, 2003
Saudi security forces killed three suspected militants, including an al-Qaida-linked man wanted by the FBI for possible terror threats against the United States, in an apartment-building shootout Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said.
Indian inmates say rights violated
September 24, 2003
The state is being accused of violating a federal court order requiring Nebraska prison officials to accommodate the religious and cultural needs of American Indian inmates.
Officer in serious condition after crash with 88-year-old driving wrong way
September 24, 2003
A Maize police officer remained in serious but stable condition Tuesday after an elderly woman driving her car at high speed in the wrong direction on Kansas Highway 96 collided head-on with his police car, killing her and wounding the officer.
S.D. governor optimistic about river meeting
September 24, 2003
Gov. Mike Rounds said Tuesday he believed a meeting of officials from eight states could find a better way of managing the Missouri River to meet the most important needs of each state.
Lawrence third in U.S. for newcomers
Census: College towns draw most fresh faces
September 24, 2003
If Lawrence sometimes strikes you as a town full of fresh faces, you wouldn’t be far wrong, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report. The findings show Lawrence ranked third in the nation for the percentage of its population made up of newcomers. According to the bureau, 39.8 percent of those living in Lawrence in 2000 had not lived in the city five years earlier.
Reno blasts Patriot Act
Former attorney general says civil liberties eroded
September 24, 2003
Winning the war on terrorism will take strengthening international ties and better intelligence-gathering — not measures imposed by the Bush administration that restrict civil liberties, former U.S. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno told Lawrence audiences on Tuesday.
Bush’s rationale for war draws cool U.N. response
September 24, 2003
President Bush, defending the invasion of Iraq before the United Nations on Tuesday, endured a torrent of criticism from world leaders who warned that his policy of unilateral action to confront emerging threats to U.S. security could destroy the 58-year-old international organization.
T riders on the rise
Figures show more than 1,000 using transit daily
September 24, 2003
Ridership on city buses is averaging more than 1,000 riders a day for the first time in the nearly three-year history of the T. Karin Rexroad, the city’s transit director, said Tuesday the T averaged 1,031 riders per weekday through the first half of September.
Airman second held as spy
September 24, 2003
Military officials have charged an Air Force translator at Guantanamo Bay prison camp for terror suspects with espionage and aiding the enemy for allegedly trying to send information about detainees to Syria.
Reaction to speech split along ideological lines
September 24, 2003
Civil libertarians and conservative Republicans were at odds Tuesday over comments by former U.S. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno.
New device can protect against electrical fires
September 24, 2003
An inexpensive device that detects wiring problems could prevent many of the 40,000 electrical fires that damage U.S. homes and kill 350 people each year, safety officials said Tuesday, urging homeowners to install Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters.
County 1055 slated for repairs
September 24, 2003
Kline asks for suspension of gambling at Indian casino
September 24, 2003
Two federal agencies failed to enforce laws protecting a national historic site that’s being used as a casino by an American Indian tribe, Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Weekend sale to benefit Audio-Reader Network
September 24, 2003
The Kansas Audio-Reader Network will have a sale, “For Your Ears Only,” this weekend at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds to raise money to convert its satellite system. The conversion cost is an estimated $40,000.
Bank collecting on museum’s debts
September 24, 2003
Commerce Bank & Trust Co. has asked guarantors for the Kansas International Museum, including the Topeka Convention and Visitors Bureau, to help cover the museum’s debts.
Edgar Dale Lane
September 24, 2003
Services for Edgar Dale Lane, 79, Olathe, were Tuesday at McGilley & Frye Funeral Home in Olathe. Burial followed in Olathe Memorial Cemetery.
Laurene M. Sheard
September 24, 2003
Wetlands advocates take lawmakers on tour
Preservation group opposes proposed SLT route
September 24, 2003
Four members of a legislative committee studying issues affecting Kansas Indian tribes toured the Haskell and Baker wetlands Tuesday.
Free State, KU officials make amends
September 24, 2003
A communications breakdown between Kansas University and Free State High officials Friday at Memorial Stadium has been resolved. Prior to its football game Friday night against Shawnee Mission West, Free State was not allowed to use the visitors locker room under the stadium’s east stands. The problem was that Free State coach Bob Lisher and athletic director Steve Grant were unaware of the unavailability until they arrived.
Jayhawks’ Self to have TV show
Basketball coach brings back program
September 24, 2003
Bill Self’s face will be one of the most recognizable in the Sunflower State this fall and winter.
Happy days here again for KU football
Mangino becoming popular figure after three victories in four tries
September 24, 2003
Here’s one sure sign that enthusiasm is building around Kansas University football. “People are donating money,” KU coach Mark Mangino quipped Tuesday at his weekly news conference. “That’s a good sign isn’t it, when people call you and tell you they’ve got a check for football? Our staff can’t keep up with the e-mails coming in, well-wishers, people excited. Everybody can’t field all the calls. You can sense it.”
Biffle, McMurray vie for honors
Winston Cup rookie-of-year candidates take part in testing Tuesday at Speedway
September 24, 2003
Compared with Jamie McMurray’s meteoric rise to the pinnacle of stock-car racing, Greg Biffle’s ascension has been downright geologic.
OSU’s Clarett sues NFL
Back ineligible for draft under current rules
September 24, 2003
Suspended Ohio State tailback Maurice Clarett sued the NFL on Tuesday, asking a judge to throw out a league rule that prevents him from entering the 2004 draft.
Parlow producing for United States
Hamm, Wambach reap more attention than America’s consistent front line player
September 24, 2003
With superstar Mia Hamm and rising sensation Abby Wambach flanking her on the front line, Cindy Parlow gets little attention on this U.S. team. Then Parlow goes out and scores a big goal.
Twins champs in Central
Yankees clinch East crown; A’s win in West
September 24, 2003
The Minnesota Twins had a much more difficult time winning the AL Central this year than they did in 2002. The half-hour wait for a second straight title Tuesday night seemed almost as hard.
Cubs clip Reds, reach first alone
Wood flirts with no-hitter in Chicago’s 6-0 victory
September 24, 2003
With a whiff of postseason in the air and thousands of Cubs fans reveling in the stands, Kerry Wood dominated.
Denver mile high after rout
September 24, 2003
Beating Cincinnati and San Diego was a nice way for Denver to start the season.
SM East edges Lawrence High, 6-3
Practice session with bungee cords works wonders for LHS
September 24, 2003
Amazing what a few bungee cords can do to improve Lawrence High’s girls tennis team. In Monday’s practice, LHS coach Dick Wedel connected all of his doubles partners together with six-foot long bungee cords, in an attempt to get them to use teamwork and move together on the court.
Cougars down LHS
September 24, 2003
If Lawrence High’s soccer team wanted to, it could have claimed “moral victory” after Tuesday’s 4-2 loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest.
Firebirds take title in tennis
September 24, 2003
Free State High’s tennis team returned to Hiawatha Tuesday and snared a victory in the eight-team Hiawatha Invitational.
FSHS soccer tops Pioneers
September 24, 2003
Free State High had some missed opportunities in its 2-0 boys soccer victory Tuesday at Leavenworth.
6News video: Reno questioned over Waco
September 24, 2003
Former U.S. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno was questioned about several items during her Kansas Univerity visit, including the April 1993 raid of the Branch Davidian compound and the Patriot Act.
6News video: Lawrence 3rd in new faces
September 24, 2003
A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau lists Lawrence as third among the nation’s cities for percentage of population made of newcomers.
6News video: T passes passenger milestone
September 24, 2003
KU students are among those who have helped increase the number of riders on the city’s bus system.
6News video: Spikes seen as last defense in high-speed chases
September 24, 2003
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department has had to use the spike strips 12 to 15 times in the past four years.
6News video: Living-wage debate continues
September 24, 2003
City commissioners wrangled over the implementation of a living-wage requirement for businesses receiving tax abatements.
6Sports video: Lions fight but can’t withstand SM Northwest
September 24, 2003
Lawrence High remains winless after a tough match Tuesday night.
6Sports video: Fambrough ready for Border War
September 24, 2003
The upcoming match with Missouri is the perfect complement for the former KU coach and player’s “An Evening with Coach Fam and Friends” celebration on Thursday.
6Sports video: Price wins KU tourney
September 24, 2003
Junior Andrew Price maintained his lead in the Kansas Invitational to walk away with the win.
6Sports video: Jayhawks look to challenge Tigers
September 24, 2003
Kansas is getting ready for the Border War with an undefeated Missouri.
KPERS bond plan delayed; protest ensues
September 24, 2003
A proposal to borrow $500 million to shore up the state pension system turned into a political fight Tuesday.
Students with passing marks get just desserts
September 24, 2003
With a frozen custard on the line, Central Junior High School student Carmen Caffey left nothing to chance. The eighth-grader’s midterm report card had nothing but “A” grades — seven in all — to guarantee she received a free cup of custard Tuesday courtesy of Culver’s Restaurant.
Whittemore escapes injury
KU quarterback says he’s fine after deck collapse
September 24, 2003
Kansas University football quarterback Bill Whittemore was among the attendees at a postgame party at a Lawrence apartment where the second-story porch collapsed.
KU’s Price pockets tournament title
Trophy mishap only error as Jayhawks golf team wins team championship by 17 strokes at Alvamar
September 24, 2003
Next time, Kansas University golf coach Ross Randall will have to let his calmest player handle the trophy presentation. Following Tuesday’s Kansas Invitational victory at Alvamar, Kevin Ward dropped the Jayhawks’ first-place plaque.
Loss to Detroit eliminates K.C. from Central race
September 24, 2003
The Detroit Tigers knew that half a continent away, their manager was happy for them. With Alan Trammell in California for his mother’s funeral, the Tigers had three home runs and several clutch plays to beat Kansas City, 15-6, Tuesday night in a ragged game that kept them two defeats from the post-1900 major league record
Parcells not nostalgic about Jets
Dallas coach, Cowboys all business this trip to Meadowlands
September 24, 2003
When Bill Parcells returned to the Meadowlands two weeks ago to face the New York Giants, it was a nostalgic night. Lawrence Taylor was there to greet him, as were more than a dozen other former players, all long retired.
People
September 24, 2003
¢ MTV pulls plug on Green ¢ Relax, it’s only a gun ¢ Sticking up for a friend ¢ ‘Peanuts’ gang moves in
KU cry: Remember the posts
Jayhawks won’t forget ‘02 incident
September 24, 2003
Just in case Kansas University’s football players had forgotten, a visual reminder of last year’s loss to Missouri was pasted on each and every one of the Jayhawks’ lockers Tuesday. “It’s a picture of their players hanging on the goalposts. It says, ‘Remember the Day,”’ sophomore linebacker Nick Reid said Tuesday at KU’s weekly news conference. “It’s definitely given us a little extra incentive.”
NASA advisers resign en masse in response to shuttle report
September 24, 2003
A serious accident is waiting to happen on the International Space Station due to poor communications between American and Russian engineers, says one of the nine members of a NASA safety panel who resigned Tuesday.
City weighs living-wage details
September 24, 2003
The devil is in the details. Just ask the Lawrence City Commission. A month after deciding that tax-abated companies will pay their employees a “living wage,” commissioners on Tuesday night hashed out the particulars of the proposal.
Immigrant-smugglers terrorize highway by driving wrong way
September 24, 2003
Motorists have become afraid to drive at night along a stretch of freeway outside San Diego, scared that a vehicle going the wrong way will come hurtling out of the darkness.
Panel debates Haskell’s role in archive
September 24, 2003
Putting Haskell Indian Nations University in charge of training workers for a national repository of American Indian records sounds like a good deal to many Haskell officials. But Wilbur Wilkinson, CEO of an all-Indian consulting firm based in New Town, N.D., says it’s not good enough.
Barber creates recipe for sweet success
K.C. entrepreneur focusing on soft drink business
September 24, 2003
It was a simple family recipe: lemons, water, sugar and a touch of mint.
Big numbers not enough for Pujols
Cards’ slugger resigned to not winning NL MVP
September 24, 2003
Albert Pujols has a list of worthy MVP candidates at the ready in case he falls short.
Bush unapologetic to U.N. about war in Iraq
September 24, 2003
President Bush and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan reached out to each other Tuesday, but stopped within the limits of their own systems and experiences. Although they groped for common ground, the two leaders ended by describing two different worlds that lie ahead and seemed to talk past each other.
Color can help determine when to pick pears
September 24, 2003
¢ How do you know when pears are ripe? ¢ I understand that there are some foods that are related to the ragweed family. What are they? ¢ How do you can pumpkin butter? ¢ What’s the difference between onions, leeks, scallions and shallots?
Basil sprouts end-of-season surprise
September 24, 2003
After the brutally hot and dry summer we had, I was pleasantly surprised to see a couple of basil plants pop up in my herb bed after the Labor Day weekend rains. I suspect these volunteers grew from seed dropped by the basil I planted last spring.
Siblings detail discipline before brother’s death
September 24, 2003
Siblings of a 9-year-old boy who suffocated while wrapped mummy-style in duct tape described for a jury how they, too, were sometimes tied up overnight for stealing food and water.
Integrity test
Hopefully, problems with standardized testing in a couple of northeast Kansas school districts aren’t the tip of the iceberg as schools face new federal performance pressures.
September 24, 2003
The testing irregularities reported within the last week in two northeast Kansas school districts may be a warning to school officials who are tempted to cut corners to meet the pressures of the federal No Child Left Behind mandates.
Briefcase
September 24, 2003
¢ Snow promises cut in U.S. budget deficit ¢ AOL agrees to improve its customer service ¢ Former Tyco leaders win court argument ¢ Verizon lowers outlook
Three Iraqi villagers killed in U.S. attack on farmhouse
September 24, 2003
U.S. soldiers backed by helicopters firing rockets attacked this village Tuesday, killing three Iraqis in a farmhouse and wounding three others. U.S. forces said they acted after being fired on, but residents maintained the Americans attacked without provocation.
Report shows Americans keep on moving
September 24, 2003
America really is a country on the move. In the last five years of the 20th century, close to half the population packed up and moved to different homes.
California recall reset for Oct. 7
September 24, 2003
With stunning decisiveness, a federal appeals court Tuesday unanimously put California’s recall election back on the calendar for Oct. 7, sweeping aside warnings of a Florida-style fiasco two weeks from now.
Foster care system draws criticism
September 24, 2003
Kansas’ foster care system is confusing, complicated and sometimes doesn’t have the best interest of children at heart, foster care parents and child advocates said Tuesday.
Education lobbyist says schools slipping
September 24, 2003
Kansas students rank among the brightest in the nation, but absent additional money for their schools, they may fall short of state and national achievement goals, an education lobbyist testified Tuesday.
Briefly
September 24, 2003
¢ New storms bring post-hurricane misery ¢ U.S. to close naval base ¢ Confirmation hearing for EPA post opens ¢ Four plead not guilty in nightclub stampede ¢