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Driver acquitted of involuntary manslaugher in Baker student death
November 4, 2004
(Updated Thursday at 2:27 p.m.) Jurors this morning found a truck driver not guilty of involuntary manslaughter in a wreck on U.S. Highway 56 that killed a Baker University football player .
Break out the sunglasses
November 4, 2004
(Updated Thursday at 8:15 a.m.) Tired of gray, drizzly conditions? Skies finally cleared out this morning, bringing back sunshine to the Lawrence area.
Briefly
November 4, 2004
¢ Jury begins deliberating in Peterson murder trial ¢ Report: Forces failed to secure Saddam evidence
Party blackmail
November 4, 2004
Lovely lines
November 4, 2004
Fire hazard
November 4, 2004
Valuable arts
November 4, 2004
Pastoral duty
November 4, 2004
Inmate health
November 4, 2004
Executives convicted of fraud in Enron case
November 4, 2004
A jury convicted four former Merrill Lynch & Co. executives and a former midlevel Enron Corp. finance executive of conspiracy and fraud Wednesday for helping push through a sham deal to pad the energy company’s earnings.
Commodities
November 4, 2004
Mets hire Randolph
Yankees coach lands managerial job
November 4, 2004
Willie Randolph was hired Wednesday night by the New York Mets, taking over as manager of a troubled team trying to compete with its crosstown rival for success, free agents and fans.
Johnson carrying load
Receiver center of attention for Cowboys’ undermanned offense
November 4, 2004
Keyshawn Johnson doesn’t have to ask for the ball in Dallas. The Cowboys will be giving it to him plenty more.
Our town sports
November 4, 2004
Kansas awaiting word on gift
November 4, 2004
Though Kansas University officials remain optimistic that big news is forthcoming regarding a major donation to the athletic department, nothing ground-breaking has emerged just yet.
MU basketball slapped with 3 years’ probation
November 4, 2004
Missouri’s basketball team was placed on three years’ probation Wednesday for NCAA recruiting violations, but avoided a ban on postseason play.
HINU home debut tonight
November 4, 2004
Haskell Indian Nations University’s men’s basketball team will make its home debut tonight after stumbling in its season opener Tuesday night against Baker University in Baldwin.
KU volleyball swept
November 4, 2004
Missouri swept Kansas University in a Big 12 Conference volleyball match Wednesday night at the Hearnes Center.
Factory orders drop again in September
November 4, 2004
Orders placed with U.S. factories fell for the second consecutive month in September, the first back-to-back decline in two years. Demand dropped sharply for manufactured goods other than defense materials, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.
Humble’ senior sparks KU in Big 12 soccer rout
November 4, 2004
When Kansas University soccer coach Mark Francis informed senior forward Amy Geha that she had received first-team All-Big Conference 12 honors, she thought he was joking.
Razing Kane: Linebacker climbing tackling charts
November 4, 2004
Asked why he robbed banks, famed stick-up man Willie Sutton once replied: “That’s where the money is.” In a similar but strictly legal vein, if you ask Kevin Kane why he likes to play middle linebacker, the Kansas University junior will tell you it’s where the action is.
Wells Services
November 4, 2004
Harry Richard Smith
November 4, 2004
Robert Henry Walter
November 4, 2004
Barnes services
November 4, 2004
Retired professor’s ‘brilliance’ recalled
November 4, 2004
Philip Wells loved scientific research and had a “gift for gab” to match, those who knew him said.
Bush pledges to ‘reach out’
Iraq, taxes will be 2nd-term focus
November 4, 2004
President Bush claimed a re-election mandate Wednesday after a record 59 million Americans chose him over Democrat John Kerry and voted to expand Republican control of Congress as well. He pledged to pursue his agenda on taxes and Iraq while seeking “the broad support of all Americans.”
Smoke vote pattern hazy
Bans meet mixed fates in Midwest cities
November 4, 2004
Supporters and opponents of Lawrence’s smoking ban took comfort in how voters across the country responded to six key elections involving similar smoking bans.
Science funding part of tuition formula
Liberal Arts & Sciences increase would pay for new lab facilities
November 4, 2004
Ruth Anne French says the stench in Malott Hall is reason enough to build a new science building at Kansas University.
Area briefs
November 4, 2004
¢ Jury deliberating fatal crash case ¢ Governor to propose accountability measure ¢ Courthouse threat prompts evacuations ¢ Ballot jam eased with blow dryer
Sheriff defends raid on Morton County farm
November 4, 2004
The Morton County sheriff defended last month’s raid of a farm where bodies were rumored to be buried but none was ever found.
New KU Medical Center leader announces administrative changes
November 4, 2004
Barbara Atkinson, who takes over leadership of Kansas University Medical Center on Jan. 1, has announced her administrative team.
Cold weather rule’ in effect for utilities
November 4, 2004
The “cold weather rule,” which sets conditions for uninterrupted residential utility service during winter, started Monday, the Kansas Corporation Commission said.
Motive for rapper’s killing still unknown
November 4, 2004
Police on Wednesday were investigating whether the fatal shooting of an underground rap star resulted from his decision not to perform at a party where he had been billed as a headline attraction.
Commentary: Athletes who joined debate were rare
November 4, 2004
The silence is deafening, like sitting up in Section 229 at the Meadowlands for a Net game in November. Where were the voices, to the right or to the left, for Bush or for Kerry or for the Green Party? We are only athletes, most of the sports standouts will tell you. The fans don’t want to hear our views, and the corporate sponsors want nothing to do with such controversy.
Jurors seek death in decapitation case
November 4, 2004
Jurors on Wednesday recommended the death penalty for a truck driver convicted of killing and beheading a housekeeper.
On the record
November 4, 2004
Correction
November 4, 2004
Yvonne DaCosta is the housemother for Alpha Delta Pi sorority. The house that she represents was incorrect in Saturday’s Journal-World.
Students to watch as teacher runs in marathon
November 4, 2004
A group of northeast Kansas fourth-graders will take a break from their teacher keeping an eye on them and instead will keep track of her.
Another American kidnapped in Iraq
Beheadings, bombings reported amid more turmoil
November 4, 2004
Gunmen kidnapped a Lebanese-American businessman — the second U.S. citizen seized this week in Baghdad — and videotape Wednesday showed the beheadings of three Iraqi National Guardsmen and an Iraqi officer.
Report: Arafat’s health worse
November 4, 2004
Yasser Arafat, battling an unexplained illness, underwent a new round of tests early today after his condition took a sudden turn for the worse, Palestinian officials said.
Analysis: What’s ahead: Bush must bind nation, exit Iraq
November 4, 2004
Successful in persuading voters not to change leaders in wartime, President Bush faces a second term packed with problems bred in his first, from the need for an exit strategy in Iraq to the prospect of staggering budget deficits at home.
Bush can’t win in Douglas County
November 4, 2004
George W. Bush didn’t carry Douglas County this election. Nor did he in 2000.
Vandalism hits GOP headquarters again
November 4, 2004
Douglas County Republicans got an unwelcome election-night surprise.
GOP strengthens hold within congressional ranks
November 4, 2004
A triumphant phalanx of conservative candidates paved the way as Republicans used Election Day to strengthen their grip on Congress and vanquish one of the Democrats’ most visible national leaders.
Brokaw tops election ratings
November 4, 2004
Television viewers gave Tom Brokaw a going-away present, making NBC their network of choice for election-night coverage.
Bush win likely to lift Wall Street
November 4, 2004
President George W. Bush’s election victory is shaping up as a potential bonanza for Wall Street, where firms are salivating about the possibility he will follow through on his pledge to allow private investment of Social Security funds.
Defense stocks surge on president’s re-election
November 4, 2004
Defense stocks jumped higher Wednesday in what one analyst called a “relief rally” following President Bush’s re-election.
Briefcase
November 4, 2004
¢ Incentives anticipated from U.S. automakers ¢ Time Warner reports decline in earnings ¢ American to cut jobs ¢ Constellation Brands to buy Robert Mondavi
Some fear county transitions may be chaos
November 4, 2004
Douglas County residents may not hear a sucking sound, but there’s a giant power vacuum in county offices caused by Tuesday night’s election.
Group pitches land trust to solve housing crunch
Home owners would purchase only house, not land
November 4, 2004
Officials seem warm to an idea that could increase the stock of affordable housing in Lawrence, a city considered one of the state’s most expensive for buying a home.
Simpsons’ at sweet 16
Irreverent show starts new season Sunday
November 4, 2004
Bart Simpson is acting like himself, which is to say naughty. And he sounds like himself, with that familiar mischievous lilt.
O.C.’ could take on listless reality fare
November 4, 2004
Last summer, when Fox announced plans to move “The O.C.” (7 p.m., Fox) to Thursday nights, many considered the idea brave, foolhardy or both. After all, Fox was using one of its more buzz-worthy franchises to tackle both “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS) and “Joey” (7 p.m., NBC).
Honesty is always best policy both morally and practically
November 4, 2004
A teenager really wants to go to a party but she’s sure her mom won’t let her go, so she and her friends concoct a false cover story.
Owners of risky mailboxes to be alerted
November 4, 2004
Residents in unincorporated parts of Douglas County may soon receive a letter in the mail about mailboxes.
Couple indicted in servitude case
November 4, 2004
A Kansas couple were indicted Wednesday by a grand jury in Topeka for involuntary servitude for allegedly forcing mentally ill adults to work at their farm, a federal magistrate judge told the couple during a detention hearing in Wichita.
Starting returns still out
Self: Moody, Kaun, Giles, Jackson battling for job
November 4, 2004
Bill Self stayed up until 4 a.m. Wednesday, channel surfing while checking out early morning election coverage on all the major television networks.
Democratic Party needs to rethink strategy
November 4, 2004
Happy to wait
November 4, 2004
6Sports video: Practice partners headed to state
November 4, 2004
For the past eight years, the Lawrence High and Free State High tumbling squads have practiced side-by-side as separate teams. This year, for the first time, they are both headed to state.
Board of ed member looks beyond election challenge
November 4, 2004
Bill Wagnon went to bed thinking he might have lost a bid for his third term on the State Board of Education.
Analysts: Kerry failed to define himself
November 4, 2004
Sen. John Kerry had nearly all the ingredients to mount a successful challenge to President Bush: a tepid economy, an unpopular war plagued by setbacks and a fiercely motivated Democratic base.
Early contenders emerge for 2008
November 4, 2004
The day that dropped the curtain on the 2004 presidential race raised one for the 2008 contest, with Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Edwards jockeying for advantage among Democrats and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist the first on the stage for Republicans.
Congress urged to ban gay marriage
Conservatives buoyed by winning ballot measures
November 4, 2004
Elated by an 11-for-11 rejection of gay marriage in state elections, conservatives Wednesday urged Congress to follow suit by approving a federal constitutional amendment that would extend the prohibition nationwide.
Remaining unbeatens hope to avoid surprises
November 4, 2004
The list of unbeatens is down to six with a month left in the regular season.
Shaq wins in his Heat debut
Ex-Laker center helps Miami cruise past Nets
November 4, 2004
Shaquille O’Neal caught the ball deep in the low post, used his oversized posterior to bump Alonzo Mourning out of the way, then dropped in a layup with no one else around.
Forecasters increase state’s 2005 revenue estimate by $89 million
November 4, 2004
The state will collect $89 million more than previously expected for its current budget, but improving revenues will only permit Kansas to keep up with rising government costs, fiscal forecasters predicted Wednesday.
Too close to call
Five contenders have shot at Nextel Cup championship
November 4, 2004
The Chase for the Nextel Cup comes to the desert Sunday, with five drivers and five teams all within 100 points of the championship lead going into the Checker 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Commentary: Jimmie Johnson rides the points roller coaster
November 4, 2004
Jimmie Johnson says that for now Kurt Busch is welcome to having the lead in the NASCAR Nextel Cup standings.
Lawmakers assess gains in state Legislature
Republicans in Senate must sort moderates from conservatives
November 4, 2004
The Republican Party made gains in the Kansas Legislature, but the question was which Republican Party.
Moving on
It’s time to leave the bitterness of the campaign behind and move ahead with the affairs of the nation.
November 4, 2004
Politics is a strange game.
Latest gadgets can drain pocketbooks of ‘early adopters’
November 4, 2004
“Dad, have you seen my volleyball jersey?” Bonnie’s voice sounded frantic on the phone as she explained that she had looked all over our house for her No. 7 jersey, the one that she’s worn for three years on the Lawrence High School varsity team.
Horoscopes
November 4, 2004
Daily ticker
November 4, 2004
Area firms tout high-tech products
About 30 companies display inventions at showcase
November 4, 2004
Check out the literature on Pinnacle Technology Inc.’s latest innovation, and you’ll learn that the 3102RH is a wireless, two-channel, two-terminal potentiostat designed to transmit data about glutamates into a 3100RX base station for analysis every four seconds.
Malaise follows in wake of election
Even Republicans’ postelection celebrations slowed by fatigue
November 4, 2004
The gray, wet weather matched Kathy Greenlee’s mood Wednesday.
Social issues may have tipped election
November 4, 2004
Never shy about its claims, the Bush White House sent Chief of Staff Andrew Card out at the ungodly hour of 5:39 a.m. Wednesday to assert that President Bush had won re-election by cinching the 20 electoral votes of Ohio.
Media bias
November 4, 2004
Area school districts pass bond issues for buildings
November 4, 2004
Possibly three, but certainly two, area school districts will issue bonds and start constructing new buildings because of bond issues approved Tuesday by voters.
Sunday liquor widely approved
November 4, 2004
While Sunday liquor sales won approval in suburban Kansas City, the southwest Kansas town of Satanta remained one of only a few in the state that still prohibit the sale of packaged liquor.
Supreme Court not amused with ageism case
November 4, 2004
Note to lawyers: It’s probably best not to bring up the infirmities of the elderly when arguing an age discrimination case before the white-haired members of the Supreme Court.
People
November 4, 2004
¢ Wedding bells I ¢ Wedding bells II ¢ Wedding bells: Two years later ¢ American Idol 101
Briefly
November 4, 2004
¢ Karzai officially declared president ¢ More suspects arrested for filmmaker’s killing ¢ Late president’s son named successor ¢ U.S. Army deserter sentenced to 30 days ¢ Top official implies war crimes in Sudan ¢ Siblings convicted in felony spamming ¢ Militants extend deadline to kill hostages ¢ Compensation approved for Gaza settlers
World reaction guarded after Bush win
November 4, 2004
In Europe and across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, President Bush’s election victory produced two vastly different reactions: Some welcomed it, while others expressed a sense of gloom and resignation.
Voter turnout largest in 30 years
November 4, 2004
Driven by an intense race for the presidency, a greater percentage of Americans voted Tuesday than at any time in more than three decades.
Eagles’ Owens baffled by backlash
November 4, 2004
Terrell Owens has never had any problems off the field. His antics on the field cause him enough trouble.