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GOP retains, strengthens hold on Kansas Legislature
November 3, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 11:53 a.m.) TOPEKA — Republicans made gains in the Kansas Legislature, and speculation increased over the battle between conservative and moderate Republicans for leadership positions in the state Senate.
Bush wins second term, pledges to press anti-terror war
Kerry concedes, says national healing needed
November 3, 2004
(Updated Saturday at 6:38 a.m.) WASHINGTON — President Bush won four more years in the White House on Wednesday and pledged to “fight this war on terror with every resource of our national power.” John Kerry conceded defeat rather than back an election challenge in make-or-break Ohio.
Wagnon wins State Board of Education race
November 3, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 12:50 a.m.) Democrat Bill Wagnon scored a come-from-behind victory early Wednesday to retain his seat on the State Board of Education.
6Sports video: Bobcats no match for Chieftains
November 3, 2004
Tonganoxie entered Tuesday night’s game against Basehor-Linwood as the district champion. And the Chieftains left the game still on top. Tonganoxie beat Basehor-Linwood, 34-10.
6Sports video: Eudora flies past Anderson County
November 3, 2004
The Cardinals beat the Bulldogs, 34-30, Tuesday in Eudora.
Politicians, supporters share ‘crazy’ election-night revelry
November 3, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius stepped down the long, narrow staircase to the main floor of Abe & Jake’s Landing and was quickly surrounded.
GOP wins key states in South
Democrats win Illinois
November 3, 2004
Republicans appeared certain to retain control of the U.S. Senate Tuesday after pulling off key early wins in the South, and they had the prospect of widening their current narrow margin by winning several Senate races that were still undecided late Tuesday.
World riveted by U.S. election
November 3, 2004
People outside the United States could only watch, wait and vent as Americans lined up to vote Tuesday in an election that provoked an extraordinary degree of emotional involvement beyond U.S. borders.
Supreme Court not easy to predict
November 3, 2004
Quarrel with his jurisprudence if you will, but Chief U.S. Justice William Rehnquist is a likable fellow — as personable in person as he can be gruffly imperious to lawyers who at oral arguments forget to address him by his full title.
Athletic club to close south center
Owner blames marketing rules, new KU offering
November 3, 2004
Lawrence Athletic Club is closing its south location Dec. 1.
Presidential race prompts late selloff
Analysts fear deadlock would end bullish run
November 3, 2004
The prospect of a tight race for the presidency — and a repeat of the 2000 court battle — led to a late selloff on Wall Street Tuesday, with stocks finishing the session mixed despite a fresh drop in oil prices.
Briefly
November 3, 2004
¢ Leader dies at age 86 ¢ Filmmaker who criticized Islam slain ¢ Lawmakers vote against spanking ban ¢ Accused Army deserter pleads guilty
Briefly
November 3, 2004
¢ Peterson defense says prosecution waffled ¢ Deputy U.S. marshal charged with murder ¢ FDA warns against sex enhancement drugs
Stew puts pumpkin’s shell to use
November 3, 2004
As you toss your spent jack-o’-lantern into the trash — or better yet, onto the compost pile — be aware that you’re discarding something our forebears considered valuable.
Kansans show they’re satisfied with Bush
November 3, 2004
With notable consistency across gender, income and age groups, Kansans translated their satisfaction with President Bush and the decision for war with Iraq into votes for the Republican incumbent Tuesday.
Holmes services
November 3, 2004
Area briefs
November 3, 2004
¢ Trooper says trucker admitted using cocaine ¢ 150 KU students get flu shots on first day ¢ Fraser Hall flag down
Correction
November 3, 2004
The sponsor of a talk Tuesday by Safida Ayub was Kansas University’s Office of International Programs. The sponsor was incorrect in Monday’s Journal-World.
Township lacks candidates
November 3, 2004
All Eugene Westerhouse wanted was for someone to run for his job. Instead, the Eudora Township trustee is facing another term.
Embattled district judge stays on bench
November 3, 2004
There was no bench-clearing Tuesday night in Douglas County.
Recipes
November 3, 2004
¢ Potato and Cheese Soup ¢ Pear Cranberry Crisp ¢ Crockpot Red Beans & Rice
State by state results: Northeast
November 3, 2004
State by state results: South
November 3, 2004
State by state results: Midwest
November 3, 2004
Wagnon wins State Board of Education race
November 3, 2004
Democrat Bill Wagnon scored a come-from-behind victory early Wednesday to retain his seat on the State Board of Education.
Briefly
November 3, 2004
¢ Saddam’s family fires top defense attorney ¢ Third U.S. soldier pleads guilty to prison abuse ¢ Patient deaths decline in cancer drug studies ¢ Queen Elizabeth II visits Germany
Veritas season over after 40-18 setback
November 3, 2004
A soggy field made it difficult for Veritas Christian ball carriers to run to the outside, and a solid Kansas City Christ Prep defense made it just as hard for the Eagles to go up the middle in a 40-18 loss Tuesday at Heritage Park in the first round of the KCAA playoffs.
KU-UT to be televised
November 3, 2004
Kansas University’s home football finale Nov. 13 against Texas will be televised.
Chieftains’ running game overpowering
November 3, 2004
Basehor-Linwood has come a long way from a 2-16 record during its previous two seasons,
Analysis: Emotions guided presidential voting
November 3, 2004
In the end, it came down to a choice between fear and anger.
President ‘upbeat’ on election returns
Candidates wait out counting
November 3, 2004
As aides juggled nerve-racking election returns, President Bush invited reporters into his residence Tuesday night to record the tableau of the president, his family and his dog serenely watching the numbers that would determine whether he achieved the re-election that had eluded his father.
People
November 3, 2004
¢ Breslin files last column ¢ Rap synching ¢ Haitian peace effort ¢ Cos makes money for cause
Record number of voters cast their ballots in county
November 3, 2004
Douglas County set a record Tuesday. Four years ago, 40,182 voters went to the polls — a 76 percent turnout among registered voters. Early today, County Clerk Patti Jaimes cited an even higher turnout.
Moore fends off another challenge
November 3, 2004
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore did it again. The three-term incumbent won re-election to his 3rd District seat Tuesday, defeating Republican Kris Kobach.
Marckley services
November 3, 2004
Briefcase
November 3, 2004
¢ Casino workers to vote on five-year contract ¢ Source: AOL to cut jobs ¢ Raytheon board proposes having annual elections ¢ Nextel, Verizon end feud
Starting young
Having classmates from around the world is an exciting advantage for some Lawrence public school students.
November 3, 2004
“Diversity” is sort of an overused term in today’s society. Just being able to point to a group and show it includes a wide range of men and women of different races, religions, age or ethnicity doesn’t really mean a lot. It’s the interaction that’s important.
People need to know they count
November 3, 2004
However many billions there are on our planet these days, I think that each of these people wants to “count,” to be important enough to be listened to by others. In short, we want our voices to be heard, to matter.
Two-time chili champ
City of Lawrence worker cooks up prize winner
November 3, 2004
Bill Ahrens is on a roll. For the second year in a row, Ahrens has won the Golden Chili Pot Award during a contest sponsored by the city of Lawrence to determine who, among its employees, can cook up the best batch of chili.
Cardinals rally past Bulldogs
EHS overcomes 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit in 34-30 bi-district win
November 3, 2004
Eudora High senior Brendan Jackson had been through too many heartbreaking football losses to let another game slip through his hands Tuesday night.
Holland inches past GOP challenge
November 3, 2004
Tom Holland appears to have won re-election in the 10th District of the Kansas House of Representatives.
Pine takes 3rd District Senate seat
November 3, 2004
Republican Roger Pine was the apparent winner in the 3rd District Kansas Senate race Tuesday, defeating Democrat Jan Justice.
Election briefs
November 3, 2004
¢ Several area races go uncontested ¢ Democratic leader keeps Senate seat ¢ Sloan repels challenge ¢ Democrat wins 53rd
Brownback easily defends his U.S. Senate seat
November 3, 2004
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., on Tuesday easily defeated a field of underfinanced opponents.
State by state results: West
November 3, 2004
Horoscope
November 3, 2004
Hillcrest fifth-graders honor relatives on Day of the Dead
November 3, 2004
Tiny sugar coffins tinted pink and orange, chrysanthemums and a Snickers bar surrounded Joan Henrichs’ photo.
McElhaney survives short-lived deficit
November 3, 2004
Jere McElhaney was sweating it early Tuesday night.
Voters approve Perry-Lecompton bond issue
November 3, 2004
Here’s what happened election night in area counties.
Douglas County kids choose Kerry
November 3, 2004
Six-year-old Shyanne Garcia may need help writing and spelling her name, but that didn’t keep the Prairie Park School first-grader from voting Tuesday.
Brazen theft
November 3, 2004
Small miracles
November 3, 2004
Unruly parties
November 3, 2004
Unity urged
November 3, 2004
Ethics expert
November 3, 2004
Russia demands attention
November 3, 2004
“There is a bear in the woods,” the announcer solemnly intoned. “For some people the bear is easy to see. Others don’t see it at all. Some people say the bear is tame. Others say it’s vicious and dangerous. Since no one can really be sure who’s right, isn’t it smart to be as strong as the bear? If there is a bear?” Twenty years ago, President Ronald Reagan used this commercial on nationwide TV with devastating effect.
Short & sweet
November 3, 2004
¢ Foods that boost fiber ¢ Survey: Busy cooks tend to transmit bacteria
Jayni offers recipes for pork tenderloins
November 3, 2004
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Pork: A Trio of Tenderloins.”
Here’s a breakdown on sugar
November 3, 2004
Fructose is a monosaccharide, or single sugar, that has the same chemical formula as glucose but a different molecular structure. Sometimes called fruit sugar, fructose is found in fruit, some vegetables, honey and other plants.
Daily ticker
November 3, 2004
Media West to deliver newspaper in Lansing
November 3, 2004
A new source for news, sports, business and other community information is hitting the streets Thursday in Lansing.
Commodities
November 3, 2004
Dodge City Commission bans pit bulls
Ordinance opponents say cruel owners, not dogs, should be punished
November 3, 2004
Dodge City is banning pit bulls, although city residents already owning one of the dogs can keep it if they register it properly.
Commentary: Parents, teachers build youths’ desire to do good
November 3, 2004
During a seminar for teachers, I asked participants to share experiences that shaped their values. A southern lady shared this story:
Tickets remain for ethics discussions
November 3, 2004
A limited number of tickets remain for a luncheon program Monday with ethicist Michael Josephson at the Lawrence Holidome. Tickets also are available for a panel discussion that evening at Kansas University.
Mangino says Kansas will survive rash of injuries
November 3, 2004
It’s times like these that test a coach’s resolve — or maybe just force a coach to yank every hair out of his scalp.
Backup backs it up
Second-string QB Wieden sparks victory
November 3, 2004
Blake Wieden knew he was one play away from quarterbacking Baldwin High’s football team. He just didn’t know it would be the first play.
FSHS to play at Haskell
November 3, 2004
Free State High’s Class 6A sub-state football game Friday against Shawnee Mission West will be at Haskell Stadium. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m.
KU to travel to Mizzou
November 3, 2004
Is it payback time for Kansas University’s volleyball team? KU coach Ray Bechard sure hopes so.
Jeter wins first Gold Glove
Tigers catcher Rodriguez snares 11th award
November 3, 2004
Derek Jeter’s diving grab caught the attention of all of baseball and perhaps earned him his first American League Gold Glove.
Nebraska volleyball earns 50th sellout
November 3, 2004
Volleyball has come a long way at Nebraska in the 25 years since players would set up folding chairs at courtside so perhaps 100 or 200 fans could watch matches at the NU Coliseum.
KU women add guard from Derby
November 3, 2004
Heather Hayes, a 5-foot-8 guard from Derby, has been added to the Kansas University women’s basketball roster.
Champion Pistons victorious
November 3, 2004
Yao and T-Mac experienced what Shaq and Kobe did. The defending NBA champion Detroit Pistons are a tough match for any dynamic duo.
Eagles fail in extra period of ‘defensive struggle’
November 3, 2004
Clark Adams scored on a one-yard run in overtime, and Humboldt defeated Wellsville, 20-14, in a Class 3A football playoff game Tuesday night.
Kerry sentimental as race nears end
Candidates wait out counting
November 3, 2004
If Sen. John F. Kerry had any inkling what the night would bring, how his life might change for better or worse in a matter of hours, he did not betray the smallest hint as his two-year odyssey in search of the White House finally brought him home Tuesday.
Counties see high voter turnout
November 3, 2004
Kansas voters turned out early and in large numbers for Tuesday’s election, even with President Bush expected to win the state easily.
Sudanese surround camps, kick out relief workers
November 3, 2004
The Sudanese security forces surrounded several camps in the war-torn region of Darfur on Tuesday, relocated refugees against their will and denied access to humanitarian groups, the United Nations said. Sudan denied closing off the camps but said angry Arab tribesmen gathered in the area.
Chiefs’ Johnson might see field
Blaylock doubtful for game against Bucs
November 3, 2004
Larry Johnson has been asking all year for more playing time at running back. The Kansas City Chiefs might have no choice but to accommodate their former No. 1 pick.
California backs stem-cell research
Voters nationwide decide marijuana, minimum-wage issues
November 3, 2004
Californians voted Tuesday to spend $3 billion on stem-cell research, putting the state on the cutting edge of a field questioned by conservatives and the Bush administration. Arizonans approved a crackdown on illegal immigrants, adopting a measure that would deter them from voting or obtaining certain government services.
Voters in 11 states approve gay-marriage bans
November 3, 2004
In a resounding, coast-to-coast rejection of gay marriage, voters in 11 states approved constitutional amendments Tuesday limiting marriage to one man and one woman.
Israel destroys teen suicide bomber’s home
November 3, 2004
The Israeli army destroyed the home of a teenage suicide bomber Tuesday despite his mother’s public and impassioned criticism of the group that sent her son on the deadly mission.
Too close to call
Bush nears victory, but Ohio in dispute; Edwards says Kerry won’t concede
November 3, 2004
President Bush and challenger John Kerry sweated out a tension-packed conclusion to the race between a hard-charging Democrat and a Republican incumbent battered by war in Iraq and joblessness at home. Ohio loomed as this year’s Florida, the decisive state, with Kerry’s options dwindling.
Democrat unseats D.A. of 8 years
November 3, 2004
A political newcomer apparently succeeded Tuesday in ousting the county’s top criminal prosecutor.
Pair of shows set in Vegas are losers
November 3, 2004
Rob Lowe, who flopped last season in a freshman NBC drama, lost another bet Tuesday as his new series, “dr. vegas,” was yanked by CBS.
American television is knee-deep in John Bull
November 3, 2004
New offerings with a decidedly British accent dominate the dial tonight.
Calls mount not to attack Fallujah
Bombs kill at least 12 in Iraq
November 3, 2004
Car bombs killed at least a dozen people in Baghdad and another major city Tuesday as pressure mounted on interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi to avert a full-scale U.S. attack on the insurgent stronghold Fallujah.
Supreme Court weighs inmate segregation
November 3, 2004
The Supreme Court on Tuesday considered whether a California policy of segregating inmates by race for the first 60 days they’re in prison violates the Constitution.
James Ward Mayer
November 3, 2004
Services for James Ward Mayer, 72, Olathe, will be at 5 p.m. Friday at McGilley & Hoge Chapel in Overland Park.
Bush wins Kansas handily
Most Kansans approve of decision to go to war in Iraq
November 3, 2004
With a large majority of Kansas voters satisfied with his performance in office, President Bush easily carried the state in Tuesday’s election.
Networks use care in reporting results
November 3, 2004
The television networks threw yellow caution lights on their red and blue projections Tuesday night, returning viewers to the “trickle in” presidential elections of a pre-TV era.
Study: Flu shots reduce death rates
Seniors can lower risk 24 percent
November 3, 2004
Seniors who receive annual flu shots cut their risk of dying in any given year by at least 24 percent compared with those not vaccinated, according to a Dutch study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn.
Philip V. Wells
November 3, 2004
Trudy Hayhurst
November 3, 2004
Jack E. Langley Sr.
November 3, 2004
New media throw caution to the wind
November 3, 2004
While the television networks were busy preaching caution Tuesday, the Web was already abuzz with projections about the next president.
Seven incumbents lose; GOP pads majority in House
November 3, 2004
Four senators and three House members lost their seats, though the overall partisan balance of power changed relatively little in the Legislature.
On the record
November 3, 2004
City briefs
November 3, 2004
¢ Jurors selected for Cosby murder trial ¢ Topekan arrested in parking meter thefts ¢ City to help residents lower their heating bills
Ryun wins contentious 2nd District Congress seat
Defeated Democrat Boyda calls her campaign a ‘labor of love’
November 3, 2004
U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, a Lawrence Republican and former record-breaking Kansas University runner and Olympian, was re-elected to a fifth two-year term to represent the 2nd Congressional District, which includes western Lawrence.
Woods becoming just one of the guys
Tiger’s playing appearance at Tour Championship will be first since his wedding
November 3, 2004
Tiger Woods does not play golf with a ring on his finger.
KU wants to add tourney title to collection
Regular-season co-champion Jayhawks taking on Cyclones in opener today
November 3, 2004
Kansas University’s soccer team secured its first Big 12 Conference regular-season championship Friday with a victory over Iowa State. A win today against the Cyclones would be the first step in the Jayhawks’ quest for their first Big 12 tournament title.
Alvin Brown
November 3, 2004
Voters deny sales tax for K.C. arena
November 3, 2004
Voters on Tuesday rejected a proposal to impose a quarter-cent sales tax in five Kansas City-area counties to renovate stadiums used by the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals and to promote the arts.
Former mayor defeats Buhler in Senate race
November 3, 2004
Mark Buhler’s career as a state senator will be short-lived. Buhler, a Republican appointed to the Senate in 2002, was unseated Tuesday by Democrat Marci Francisco, a former Lawrence mayor.