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Aquila seeking gas rate increase
November 1, 2004
(Web Posted Monday at 3:15 p.m.) Lawrence’s provider of natural gas has filed a request with state regulators to increase its rates by 5.5 percent in 2005.
Fire marshal chats about fire safety issues
November 1, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 3:35 a.m.) Welcome to our online chat with Lawrence Fire Marshal Rich Barr.
KU vice provost to leave
November 1, 2004
(Web Posted Monday at 11:32 a.m.) Marilu Goodyear, vice provost for information services at Kansas University, has announced her plans to leave KU at the end of the school year.
Temperatures falling this afternoon
November 1, 2004
(Updated Monday at 8:47 a.m.) Keep your umbrella handy today and grab a jacket — more rain is expected this morning and the temperature will fall into the low 50s by this afternoon.
Domestic issues fail to rile public
November 1, 2004
The blows will soon end, and silence will descend as voters wield their mighty power to decide. Regarding domestic conditions, the campaign has taken the country’s temperature and found it less fevered than the political class’ rhetoric.
Contenders for Chase finish low at Atlanta
November 1, 2004
It was a dreadful day for most of the contenders for the Nextel Cup title.
Finding a way back to common ground
November 1, 2004
And finally, the showdown is almost here.
Jay-Z, R. Kelly tour collapses
Violence spurs end to concert series
November 1, 2004
Lawyers for singer R. Kelly were filing a criminal complaint against a member of rapper Jay-Z’s entourage and considering other legal action after the platinum-selling stars’ joint tour came to an abrupt end.
Lifetime program plays up drama of identity theft
November 1, 2004
Who says you can’t learn stuff on TV? “Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story” (8 p.m., Lifetime) tells us repeatedly that identity theft is America’s fastest-growing crime. Somebody’s financial records and credit history are swiped by complete strangers every six seconds. But rather than dwell on dull statistics, anonymous cyber-thieves and organized criminals, “Theft” turns Brown’s true story into a Nice Good Girl vs. Sick Bad Girl tale straight out of “All About Eve” and “Fatal Attraction.”
St. Joe seeks relief from train whistles
November 1, 2004
So many freight trains cross so many intersections near St. Joseph’s riverfront each day and night that city planners fear the frequent wail of warning whistles could disrupt development.
On the record
November 1, 2004
Horoscopes
November 1, 2004
Mildred R. Barnes
November 1, 2004
Review: ‘Fosse’ razzle dazzles Lied Center audience
November 1, 2004
A sold-out Lied Center audience welcomed the talented and energetic cast of “Fosse,” and two acts of nonstop, high-voltage dancing and singing kept their attention riveted on the stage for more than two hours Saturday night.
Former coach Owens has fond memories of KU
November 1, 2004
Former Kansas University basketball coach Ted Owens, who turned 75 this year, has many memories of historic Allen Fieldhouse, which will celebrate its 50th birthday in March.
Wood: Gordon stuck in middle with KU
November 1, 2004
Picture a classroom full of kids piling on a teeter-totter, trying to figure out who should go on which side to balance it out and have everyone hanging in mid-air.
Purdue’s Keady begins farewell tour
Veteran coach saying goodbye after 25 years with Boilermakers to dismay of peers
November 1, 2004
Gene Keady has always been gracious about giving his fellow Big Ten coaches advice and this, his final season at Purdue, is no different.
Jimmie Johnson nabs poignant win
Driver honors plane-crash victims with third straight victory
November 1, 2004
Jimmie Johnson usually smokes his tires to celebrate a victory. Not this time.
America’s rhetorical civil war
November 1, 2004
On the eve of the most important election in this nation since 1860, one gets the feeling the contest isn’t about two men vying to be president, but about two passionate factions of the citizenry locked in a struggle for America’s conscience.
Great driving
November 1, 2004
To-do list
November 1, 2004
¢ Don’t forget to vote ¢ KU Dance Company to present fall concert ¢ Kansas University plays host to sporting events ¢ Concert to celebrate Sousa’s 150th birthday
The week ahead
November 1, 2004
Pats’ streak ends at 21
Steelers overcome New England, 34-20
November 1, 2004
The New England Patriots no longer are perfect, all because of a rookie quarterback who still is.
Briefly
November 1, 2004
¢ Palestinians say Arafat’s health improving ¢ Martial law imposed after deadly rioting ¢ Election outcome uncertain
Wrong move
Why was Bob Dole’s uniform moved from its prominent location at the Dole Institute of Politics?
November 1, 2004
What has happened to Bob Dole’s World War II uniform?
Voter ID
Requiring voters to present identification is a sensible step.
November 1, 2004
When you cash a check, they ask for your identification. When you apply for a driver’s, fishing or hunting license, they ask for your identification. When you seek a library card, they ask for two forms of identification.
Evolution failure
November 1, 2004
Evolution issue
November 1, 2004
Fear factor keeps ‘Grudge’ at No. 1
November 1, 2004
Halloween spirit possessed movie-goers as Sarah Michelle Gellar’s fright flick remained the top draw for the second straight weekend with $22.4 million.
People
November 1, 2004
¢ Schwarzenegger for president? ¢ But the day job’s not bad ¢ Fond tribute
Poll position
Resident has worked elections since 1943
November 1, 2004
Alice Eisele is ready for Tuesday’s election. She should be. She has plenty of experience. Eisele has worked the primaries and elections in the East Wakarusa precinct since 1943. This will be her 16th presidential election. Though she won’t predict a winner, she has plenty to say about politics of today and the past.
Downtown’s aging architecture potential threat for firefighters
November 1, 2004
Downtown Lawrence was destroyed by fire — with the help of Quantrill’s Raiders — in 1863. Now some senior firefighters say the heart of the city again is vulnerable to a major conflagration.
Law may curb teens’ holiday spirits
Adults allowing under-18 party guests to drink face stiffer penalties
November 1, 2004
Halloween marked the arrival of the holiday party season, and a new Kansas law makes it easier for law enforcement officers to go after adults providing alcohol to minors.
Salvation Army bells won’t ring at Target
Company’s no-solicitation policy to be enforced
November 1, 2004
Don’t expect to hear bells ringing this holiday season outside Target. The retail giant is no longer allowing the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign to solicit outside its stores.
Cottonwood worker receives achievement awards
Former dependent Eldon Greene now mentors others
November 1, 2004
At Cottonwood Inc., Eldon Greene is considered one of the facility’s best workers.
Cathryn Eva Deay
November 1, 2004
Union Station on track for recovery, group says
November 1, 2004
A task force appointed to help guide the future of Kansas City’s historic but struggling Union Station says the building’s management is on the right track.
Poet to visit classes this week
November 1, 2004
A poet who included poems from Lawrence students in his recently published anthology will visit the city this week.
Younger drinkers abandoning beer
November 1, 2004
ust shy of her 22nd birthday, Kelly Bannen is the type of customer that big brewers such as Anheuser-Busch Inc. and Miller Brewing Co. pay dearly to reach.
Cosmosphere probe enters second year
November 1, 2004
A year has passed since the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center gave law enforcement the results of an internal audit showing more than 100 artifacts missing, but no one has been arrested or charged.
Highway patrol warns of deer on road
November 1, 2004
The Kansas Highway Patrol is advising motorists to be cautious of deer activity on or around Kansas roadways.
Green shines for K.C.
November 1, 2004
Sunday turned out to be a big day for a certain quarterback from Indiana.
Jets seek catches against Dolphins
November 1, 2004
Quick quiz: Which receiver has the most touchdown catches this year for the New York Jets, Santana Moss, Justin McCareins or Wayne Chrebet?
Singh notches ninth win of year
Golfer wins Chrysler tourney, passes $10 million mark
November 1, 2004
Vijay Singh will need time for this to sink in.
Pro Stock driver Anderson takes 14th win
November 1, 2004
Greg Anderson set the single-season record for wins with his 14th Pro Stock victory Sunday at the ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals.
Bears blank Sun Devils
November 1, 2004
Just in case his teammates hadn’t looked at the scoreboard recently, Ryan Riddle stepped into California’s defensive huddle and reminded them of their big zero.
Baylor savors stunning win
Bears forgo tie for two-point conversion in overtime of 35-34 victory over A&M
November 1, 2004
With a chance in overtime to pull off a huge surprise victory — and finally win another Big 12 Conference game — Baylor’s motorcycle-riding coach knew it wasn’t time to abandon his freewheeling mentality.
KU rowing rolls in Iowa
November 1, 2004
Kansas University’s rowing team completed the first half of the fall season Sunday at the Head of the Iowa.
Chiefs offense downright scary
K.C. gains 590 yards in win
November 1, 2004
On a day dominated by offense, it took a defensive back to settle things. Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning already had thrown five touchdown passes when he lofted the ball into Kansas City’s end zone with just less than two minutes left Sunday. This time, the catch in the end zone belonged to Chiefs safety Greg Wesley, who returned the ball 65 yards to seal Kansas City’s 45-35 victory.
Woodling misses ISUBU
November 1, 2004
Despite two losses for Journal-World sports editor Chuck Woodling in last week’s KUsports.com “Wanna Whack Woodling?” contest, no contestants topped his 4-2 mark.
Funding for bicycle path sought
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
November 1, 2004
City commissioners are applying to receive a Kansas Department of Transportation grant to build a new bicycle and recreation path along the south side of Bob Billings Parkway from Kasold Drive to Engel Road.
Invasion of the candy snatchers
Downtown merchants open their doors to treat youngsters
November 1, 2004
Halloween’s traditional “creatures of the night” ruled downtown Lawrence for a couple of hours Sunday evening, along with a few Harry Potters, Power Rangers and a mixture of other assorted characters.
Battleground states blitzed
Bush, Kerry spend Halloween trying to scare up last-minute votes
November 1, 2004
John Kerry and President Bush began a final, two-day blitz through the most competitive battlegrounds Sunday, with Kerry wooing his base at a black church, preaching a gospel of economic hardship and hope, and the president crisscrossing Florida, questioning his challenger’s credentials to keep the nation safe from terrorists.
Electoral College votes will determine next president
November 1, 2004
Tuesday’s presidential election has been presented as a race between Republican incumbent George Bush and Democratic challenger John Kerry.
State may try to tap into oil producers’ profits
November 1, 2004
With record high oil prices, Kansas motorists aren’t getting any breaks these days. The same can’t be said of the Kansas oil industry.
Summit to address threat of influenza pandemic
November 1, 2004
The World Health Organization has called an unprecedented summit meeting of flu vaccine makers and nations to expand plans for dealing with the growing threat of a flu pandemic.
Iraqi leader warns Fallujah ‘military solution’ imminent
November 1, 2004
Iraq’s interim prime minister on Sunday warned that efforts to resolve the standoff in Fallujah peacefully had entered their “final phase” and said he would not hesitate to launch “a military solution” to end Sunni insurgents’ hold over the city.
250,000 tons of weapons believed still at large
November 1, 2004
From the deserts of the south and west to the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq is awash in weapons sites — some large, others small; some guarded, others not. Even after the U.S. military secured some 400,000 tons of munitions, as many as 250,000 tons remain unaccounted for.
Iranian lawmakers vote unanimously to resume uranium enrichment
Nation defiant of U.S. demands on nuclear program
November 1, 2004
Defiant lawmakers, shouting “Death to America,” unanimously voted Sunday to approve the outline of a bill requiring the government to resume uranium enrichment, a move likely to deepen an international dispute over Tehran’s atomic activities.
Redskins lose, so Kerry should win race
November 1, 2004
John Kerry supporters got a welcome omen for their candidate on Sunday: The Green Bay Packers defeated the Washington Redskins.
Mangino tweaks QB rotation
Barmann will start for Jayhawks if healthy; Swanson tapped as second stringer
November 1, 2004
Somehow, the use of three quarterbacks Saturday — because of a still-undisclosed injury to Adam Barmann — helped the Kansas University football coaching staff figure out an otherwise jumbled situation.
Ad spending triples that of 2000 race
November 1, 2004
The most expensive presidential advertising campaign in history closes Tuesday after eight months with President Bush, Sen. John Kerry, their political parties and allied groups having spent more than $600 million on TV and radio commercials.
Correction
November 1, 2004
A story in Sunday’s Journal-World about a march by supporters of increased funding for public education incorrectly spelled the name of Steve Lopes, a representative of the Kansas National Education Assn.
Watkins museum seeking regular volunteers
November 1, 2004
The Watkins Community Museum of History needs volunteers to work in Miss Lizzie’s Gifts, the museum gift shop. Volunteers will welcome and assist visitors to the shop, make sales and display merchandise. The museum is also in need of new greeters. Volunteers can sign up for short, once-a-week shifts, or more if they wish. These are also great volunteer opportunities for interested teenagers to do after school and on Saturdays.
City briefs
November 1, 2004
¢ Pakistani to deliver series’ inaugural speech ¢ Coaches, players team for Bert Nash
Commentary: Olympian missed golden opportunity to be hero
November 1, 2004
In more than seven years, no commentaries I’ve done have generated more mail than my opinion that USA gymnast Paul Hamm should have offered to share or surrender his gold medal.
Analysts fear tight oil supply a long-term scenario
November 1, 2004
The world’s oil supply is expected to be stretched thin for another two to three years, even as demand tapers off and the industry gears up for an exploration and production spending spree in 2005.
Area briefs
November 1, 2004
¢ Atchison driver killed in hit-and-run accident ¢ Applications taken for St. Patrick’s charity ¢ Families can apply for Thanksgiving dinners ¢ It’s time to change smoke-alarm batteries