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Judge rules in favor of murdered woman’s ex-husband
August 31, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 5:43 p.m.) MANHATTAN — Even though the parents of Carmin Ross say they suspect her ex-husband killed her, a judge here decided today found in favor of Ross’ ex- husband concerning her financial estate.
Free State SAT scores higher than those at LHS
August 31, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 12:27 p.m.) A disparity in SAT scores continues between students at Lawrence High School and Free State High School, according to scores released today.
Sunny weather continues
August 31, 2004
(Web Posted Tuesday at 7:57 a.m.) If you like outdoor activities, this is your day — warm temperatures, light winds and mostly sunny skies.
Both parties defy free speech rights
August 31, 2004
This year’s political raptures are perfunctory. In Boston, Democratic delegates, who loathed the Vietnam War partly because they thought it unrelated to America’s defense, dutifully applauded John Kerry’s revisionism: “I defended this country as a young man.” This week, Republicans will try to achieve a Molly Bloom moment, exclaiming “And yes I said yes I will Yes.” But yes to what?
Cars, exercise
August 31, 2004
Real patriotism
August 31, 2004
Local business
August 31, 2004
Home games
August 31, 2004
In the halls
August 31, 2004
How do you prepare to take standardized tests?
Diversions
August 31, 2004
¢ Tell us about your teacher’s cool classroom ¢ Join the teen board
Interstate Bakeries stock tumbles on delayed report
August 31, 2004
Investors squeezed the filling from Twinkie maker Interstate Bakeries Corp. on Monday after the nation’s largest wholesale baker said it had missed another deadline for submitting its annual report.
County OKs plan to buy incubator
Chamber, technology association clear hurdle to purchase building
August 31, 2004
Douglas County taxpayers are buying into an incubator that could give birth to the business world’s Next Big Thing.
Incentives help boost spending in July
August 31, 2004
Shoppers spent more freely in July, raising hopes that June’s economic lull could be coming to an end.
Commodities
August 31, 2004
Goth style banned at Wichita school
August 31, 2004
Students at Wilbur Middle School who like the Goth look will have to rethink their clothing this year.
Earl E. ‘Gene’ ‘Bronc’ Wilson
August 31, 2004
Dorothy Marie Keeble Davidson
August 31, 2004
Charles R. ‘Chuck’ Courter
August 31, 2004
James F. Swoyer Jr.
August 31, 2004
Pipelines could be terrorist target
Thousands of miles of conduits crisscross Kansas, converge in K.C.
August 31, 2004
Kansas has long been thought of as a place where a terrorist attack on the nation’s food supply could wreak havoc on the state and its agricultural economy.
Purse-snatcher robs three women during weekend
August 31, 2004
It wasn’t a dark alley or a remote parking lot. It was a brightly lit grocery-store deli.
County approves enhanced 911 service
August 31, 2004
Emergency dispatchers soon will be getting assistance answering calls for help from wireless phones.
City briefs
August 31, 2004
¢ City, county, schools to have joint meeting ¢ High schools to start late on Wednesday ¢ Alternative High School reports loiterer ¢ Bank account hacked to access porn site ¢ Church target for theft ¢ University Democrats have kickoff tonight ¢ Candidate to speak to College Republicans
GOP invokes 9-11 in praising Bush
President extolled as strong leader on opening day of Republican National Convention
August 31, 2004
Sounding themes that will dominate their national convention all week, Republicans paid tribute Monday to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and portrayed President Bush as a resolute wartime leader who must not be replaced.
School finance has day in court
Justices must decide whether state making ‘suitable’ provisions
August 31, 2004
In a historic challenge of the state school-finance law, two starkly different pictures of public schools emerged during oral arguments Monday before the Kansas Supreme Court.
Eudora fire chief faces criminal-damage charges
Police chief, officers also present at party in which Olathe Holiday Inn bathroom wrecked
August 31, 2004
Eudora’s fire chief was charged Monday in Johnson County District Court with felony criminal damage to property after his arrest early Sunday at a birthday party in an Olathe hotel. He was relieved of his duties Monday evening, pending further action by city officials.
Flood-control measures put to test last week
August 31, 2004
As rain was pouring down last week, Joyce Wolf drove around her south Lawrence neighborhood prepared for the worst.
Testaverde, Johnson solid for Cowboys
August 31, 2004
Bill Parcells saw exactly what he wanted: Vinny Testaverde and Keyshawn Johnson hooking up again like old times.
Hot Houston rips Reds
Astros play way into wild-card race with 11-3 win
August 31, 2004
The Houston Astros are hitting their way into the NL wild-card race.
Borchard’s blast lifts Chisox
Chicago claims wild 9-8 victory over Philadelphia
August 31, 2004
Joe Borchard set a small crowd abuzz with the longest homer in the 14-year history of U.S. Cellular Field.
Stylish Serena wins at U.S. Open
Czech Republic’s Kleinova no match for Williams, 6-1, 6-3
August 31, 2004
Dressed for a night on the town, Serena Williams was all business in her first match in 4 1/2 weeks.
Contrite Huggins back to work
Cincinnati coach admits ‘mistake,’ hopes to put drunken-driving charge behind him
August 31, 2004
Bob Huggins walked into his office about 8:15 Friday morning, ready for his first day back at work since he was suspended June 12.
Rebel cleric calls off militia
Muqtada Al-Sadr says he’ll join Iraq’s political process
August 31, 2004
Defiant cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has ordered his militia to end its monthslong nationwide fight against U.S.-led forces but not to relinquish its weapons, senior aides said Monday.
Soldier testifies Lynndie England willing participant in abuse
August 31, 2004
Pfc. Lynndie England stomped on fingers and toes and appeared to be having a good time as she ridiculed naked, hooded Iraqi detainees while others took photographs at the Abu Ghraib prison, a fellow soldier testified Monday.
Women in sports
The showing of U.S. women in the Athens Olympics is a significant endorsement for the nondiscrimination provisions of Title IX.
August 31, 2004
The Title IX section of the Educational Amendment of 1972 celebrated its 30th anniversary a couple of years ago, but the just-completed 2004 Olympic Games in Athens offered reason for some delayed revelry by those who support women’s athletics.
Hostages ask France to repeal head-scarf ban
August 31, 2004
A French journalist being held hostage along with a colleague in Iraq called on French President Jacques Chirac to give in to militants’ demand to rescind a head-scarf ban to save their lives, according to a video shown late Monday on the Al-Jazeera television station.
Coaches worried about season openers
August 31, 2004
No. 2 Oklahoma has Heisman Trophy winner Jason White at quarterback, along with eight other returning offensive starters, and is again considered a favorite in the Big 12 Conference.
KU shuts out BYU
August 31, 2004
Kansas University sophomore defender Holly Gault’s goal 29:51 in helped the No. 17-ranked KU soccer team squeak past Brigham Young University, 1-0, on Monday afternoon at South Stadium Field.
School board weighs in on hearing
August 31, 2004
Lawrence school officials proclaimed themselves anxious and mystified Monday after listening to Kansas Supreme Court arguments in the school-finance case.
Rural administrators react to proceedings
August 31, 2004
Even small cuts have big effects in rural Kansas school districts, where superintendents listened intently Monday to arguments in the school-finance case.
Baker University president fears decline in college access
August 31, 2004
Higher education faces a “substantial access crisis” that could make it harder for young people to attend college, the president of Baker University said in a speech Monday to the Lawrence Rotary Club.
Ray Charles album released posthumously
August 31, 2004
It was a quiet moment in a recording studio between two old friends — the genius of soul and the king of blues.
Jessie Maxine McClacherty
August 31, 2004
City’s water sales take dip
August 31, 2004
The city budget has taken a half-million dollar hit so far this year as water usage has dried up in the face of cool, wet weather.
Journal-World finalist for public service award
August 31, 2004
The Lawrence Journal-World was a finalist in the contest for the 34th annual Associated Press Managing Editors Award for Public Service.
Study: Body scans boost cancer risk
August 31, 2004
Whole-body CT scans, long controversial because of doubts about their effectiveness in finding hidden disease, can significantly increase the recipient’s risk of developing cancer, according to a study released Monday.
Boerigter’s injury another blow to already depleted K.C. squad
August 31, 2004
Wide receiver Marc Boerigter did not have knee surgery on Monday as the Kansas City Chiefs had expected.
Turnpike flood survivor carries a message of hope
Monday marked year since six killed by surge of water
August 31, 2004
Robert Rogers remembers the sound. “The sound of the water was like Niagara Falls — a roaring, roaring, deafening sound,” he said, recalling what happened a year ago Monday night when flash flooding washed his minivan off the Kansas Turnpike south of Emporia, sweeping his wife and their four children to their deaths.
Firebirds loaded with returning talent
City volleyball preview: Free State, LHS, Seabury each boast a talented, experienced roster in 2004
August 31, 2004
A painful end to the 2003 Free State High volleyball season has been translated into an intense 2004 battle cry.
Senior says she’ll try women’s college
August 31, 2004
Everybody will have to go through the college research process sooner or later, even if they opt not to go on to college, but most people don’t choose to do what I did. I took a deeper look into the all-women’s college scene. “Why?” you may ask. I say to you, “Why not?”
Video: U.S. government threw white squatters off American Indian land in the 1800s
August 31, 2004
The attempt to leave behind European-American encroachment in the East and upper Midwest would prove a losing proposition for most native peoples coming to eastern Kansas in the 19th century.
GOP convention protest turns unruly
August 31, 2004
A march against the Bush administration turned ugly Monday when a protester repeatedly stomped and punched a plainclothes detective and hundreds of officers in riot gear pushed demonstrators away from the site of the Republican convention, witnesses and police said.
Area briefs
August 31, 2004
¢ Motorcyclist dies of crash injuries ¢ Information sketchy on vodka robbery ¢ Marijuana case to go to federal court ¢ Friends of the Kaw adds atlas to Web site
Housing sales drop in county
Realtor reports area on pace to break record
August 31, 2004
Douglas County housing sales followed national trends and dropped in July, but the area real estate market is still on pace to beat last year’s record performance.
People
August 31, 2004
¢ It’s a boy ¢ Beckham baby on board ¢ Dave Matthews Band trying to clean up act ¢ A fat directorial offer
Briefly
August 31, 2004
¢ Storm Gaston drops 11 inches of rain ¢ Kremlin-favored candidate wins ¢ Sharon: All settlements to be removed together ¢ Gene bank planned to clone pandas
Flying high: As gridlock grows, companies look to add highways in the sky
August 31, 2004
It’s a frustrated commuter’s escapist fantasy: literally lifting your car out of a clogged highway and soaring through the skies, landing just in time to motor into your driveway.
Norma L. Rhoads
August 31, 2004
Horoscopes
August 31, 2004
When freedom gets personal …
August 31, 2004
What would it take to get you to stand up for me? Let’s say I’m routinely discriminated against and in some cases outright despised. Let’s say I’m often used as a scapegoat and there’s an ongoing debate over what rights I do and do not deserve.
Daily ticker
August 31, 2004
Upscale rural estates win go-ahead
Commissioners overrule planning recommendation
August 31, 2004
A 159-acre patch of sloping pastures and dense trees soon will be transformed into a whole new kind of growth.
Briefly
August 31, 2004
¢ Former mayor indicted on racketeering charges ¢ Suspended officer kills family, self ¢ Drunken driver’s passenger decapitated
Alan Jackson leads CMA nods
Top country contenders announced
August 31, 2004
Alan Jackson pulled in seven nominations, the most of the year, from the Country Music Assn. Monday, including entertainer of the year and male vocalist.
NBC debuts latest mane attraction
August 31, 2004
Will cartoons be the salvation of the sitcom? NBC sure hopes so — since the mid-‘90s, the network has careened from “Single Guy” to “Stark Raving Mad” to “Coupling.” Created by the DreamWorks studio, the artists behind the “Shrek” franchise, the new animated comedy “Father of the Pride” (8 p.m., NBC) features a cast of star voices, including Carl Reiner (“The Dick Van Dyke Show”) and John Goodman (“Roseanne”).
Briefcase
August 31, 2004
¢ Mad cow case takes toll on earnings at Tyson ¢ Ottawa University enters partnership in Malaysia ¢ Oil prices sink again ¢ Pharmaceutical company to fight generic drugs
Robertson feasting on K.C.
Wichita native pitches complete game for Detroit
August 31, 2004
Good things always seem to happen for the Detroit Tigers when Nate Robertson pitches at Kansas City.
Briefly
August 31, 2004
¢ Research shows cold weather can trigger heart attacks ¢ N.J. governor’s accuser says he will not sue ¢ Kennedy cousin quits job to fight sexual assault lawsuit
Take a stand: Global warming a natural cycle
August 31, 2004
Generally speaking, one would have to expect Leonard Krishtalka, director of the Kansas University Museum of Natural History, (“Environmental Family Values,” Journal-World, Aug. 19) to be a source of wisdom and correct information.
A new ballgame
Students tackle planning for new SAT
August 31, 2004
As if the college admission process didn’t provoke enough anxiety, students in the high school graduating class of 2006 face a difficult choice: Which version of the high-stakes SAT test should they take?
Irene Jacob
August 31, 2004
Businesslike Mike
KU guard Lee spent summer working hard on hoops skills
August 31, 2004
Michael Lee spent his summer vacation in Lawrence — instead of his hometown of Portland, Ore. — pushing himself harder than ever before.
This year, KU-Tulsa more meaningful
August 31, 2004
When Kansas University’s football team played at the University of Tulsa two years ago, KU’s 43-33 victory drew 17,893 fans to 40,385-seat Skelly Stadium.
KU political groups urge students to register to vote
August 31, 2004
Justin McFarland wants to register Republicans on the Kansas University campus.
Kobach tackles Moore in GOP speech
August 31, 2004
Republican challenger Kris Kobach said Monday that Democratic Rep. Dennis Moore “placed American citizens at risk” by voting against a proposal to allow troops to patrol U.S. borders.
On the record
August 31, 2004