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South Junior High principal to retire
October 1, 2004
(Updated Sunday at 11:15 p.m.) Russell Blackbird, South Junior High School’s principal, announced today he will retire at the end of this school year. Lawrence school district officials said they plan to begin an immediate search for a new principal.
Record-breaking low temperature expected overnight
October 1, 2004
(Updated Friday at 3:46 p.m.) The light rainfall that has been sprinkling Lawrence today will come to an end late this afternoon, bringing what could be record-breaking cold temperatures by morning.
Phat Free
Pressure from Bill Cosby prods Phat Albert to reinvent itself as Lost 80
October 1, 2004
Although Brendan O’Bryhim was rather young when “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids” first gained popularity during the 1970s, the music-themed show still made an impression.
Shark Tale’ gets harpooned by pop culture overkill
October 1, 2004
I wonder if companies get a discount for product placement when they’re being parodied by underwater creatures. That would explain why “Shark Tale” is packed to the gills with so many of these ads.
Annie’s finds way to ‘keep it country
October 1, 2004
Saturday night in Tonganoxie is all about the slow country drawl — the kind where people say Missour-ah instead of Missour-ee like they’re in no big hurry.
Ghost in the Shell’ a visual masterpiece
October 1, 2004
Those who wish to see an animated movie this weekend are privy to a better option than the feeble “Shark Tale.” Lawrence is one of the few markets to merit an early run of “Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence” before it rolls wide in two weeks.
Harvest of Arts showcases cinematic diversity of Lawrence
October 1, 2004
These days Lawrence serves as host to almost as many film festivals throughout the year as it does college basketball games. So how does one of its oldest fests compare to some of the recent upstarts?
Other candidates deserve air time
October 1, 2004
Almost unbeknownst to the citizens of this great republic, our election process is being bent in opposite directions by legal and institutional forces oblivious to each other — and to the damage they are doing to the workings of our democracy.
Can’t wait
Despite the South Lawrence Trafficway limbo, local officials must take steps to improve traffic flow on 31st Street
October 1, 2004
As the South Lawrence Trafficway lingers in limbo, traffic on 31st Street and other east-west corridors continues to grow. This, in turn, impacts all the major streets, north-south as well as east-west, in Lawrence.
Running citation
October 1, 2004
Release report
October 1, 2004
Curb war protests
October 1, 2004
When religion plays doctor
October 1, 2004
When I was a kid I just assumed the separation of church and hospital. It’s not that I didn’t believe in the power of prayer, but when my appendix burst I wanted a guy in a white coat, not a white collar.
Some ‘Contract’ goals are met
October 1, 2004
It’s been a decade since more than 300 Republican House members and candidates stood on the Capitol steps, vowed to end the long Democratic control of Congress and signed their “Contract With America.”
Merck stock dives after arthritis drug recall
October 1, 2004
Vioxx, the blockbuster arthritis drug heavily promoted on TV and taken by tens of millions of people, was pulled from the market by its maker Thursday after a study found it doubled the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Submarine, zeppelin, jeweled Potato Heads among gifts listed in Neiman Marcus book
October 1, 2004
Jeff Wasson thumbed the steel visor higher on his forehead so he could see out from under his suit of armor.
Donna Margene Bracken
October 1, 2004
PepsiCo to close Frito-Lay factories
Topeka plant spared in streamlining plans
October 1, 2004
PepsiCo Inc. will close four Frito-Lay plants by the end of the year, as it moves to streamline production, the company said Thursday.
Briefcase
October 1, 2004
¢ General Mills to switch cereals to whole grain ¢ Lawrence firm receives honor for its work force ¢ Sprint to add benefits for domestic partners
Veterinary students find refuge at K-State
October 1, 2004
Sixty-four veterinary students from the West Indies island of Grenada will attend classes at Kansas State University after Hurricane Ivan damaged the students’ school.
DNA database leads to new charge in 1990 Lenexa rape case
October 1, 2004
A Missouri inmate has been charged with raping a stranded motorist in suburban Kansas City 14 years ago after the victim mistakenly implicated another man.
Presidential hand puppets duke it out in Times Square
October 1, 2004
The felt flew during a rain-drenched Times Square debate between President Bush and Democratic contender John Kerry — in puppet form — on the afternoon before the real deal in Florida.
KU graduate shares experiences from D.C., Special Counsel Office
October 1, 2004
Scott Bloch didn’t know much about the U.S. Office of Special Counsel until he was nominated to lead it. Now, just a year later, the office is grabbing headlines for hot-button issues such as border patrols, airline baggage screening and nuclear weapons labs.
Kansas farmers say fall harvest up, prices down
October 1, 2004
Many Kansas farmers bringing in their fall crops are finding there’s a lot more to harvest this year. But with that increased supply, of course, comes a reduction in crop prices.
Commodities
October 1, 2004
Area briefs
October 1, 2004
¢ KU Hospital program gains recertification ¢ Flesh-eater convicted of fourth killing ¢ Two teens killed in truck-car crash ¢ Doctor, wife charged with Medicaid fraud ¢ Fallen horse rider struck, killed by truck ¢ State health-plan firm sold to St. Louis firm ¢ American Legion to address VA benefits ¢ Potters Guild sale slated ¢ Lawrence resident on fire commission
County hopes to cut corner danger
Turn near Clinton Lake may be replaced with longer curve
October 1, 2004
Douglas County commissioners are looking to stretch out a curve southeast of Clinton Lake in an effort to curb the number of accidents on the rural road.
Robert E. Madden Sr.
October 1, 2004
Marissa J. Massey
October 1, 2004
Audrey A. Daniels
October 1, 2004
Lawrence Datebook
October 1, 2004
On the Record
October 1, 2004
Edwards denied access to ballot
October 1, 2004
An independent Senate candidate on Thursday lost his bid to get his name on the Nov. 2 ballot.
Russia sets stage for Kyoto treaty enactment
Parliament expected to approve ratification
October 1, 2004
The Russian Cabinet approved ratification of the Kyoto Protocol on Thursday, a decisive step that effectively sets the stage for worldwide enactment of the landmark global warming accord after years of diplomatic wrangling.
Free (State) fall continues
Firebirds ‘still fighting,’ but remain winless
October 1, 2004
Free State sophomore Brian Murphy rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns Thursday night, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Firebirds from suffering their fifth straight loss.
City clash lives up to hype
October 1, 2004
If Lawrence High and Free State’s volleyball teams meet up, just expect the match to be “special.” Even in another city Thursday night, inside a foreign gym splashed in orange and blue paint with Olathe East’s Hawk flapping its wings in the background, almost six hours after the two city squads left Lawrence and the only fans left at OEHS were sporting either red or green — the city showdown, of course, lived up to its billing.
Gunshot victim doing well
Hazing helped Cleveland’s Denney avoid serious harm
October 1, 2004
Cleveland Indians pitcher Kyle Denney won’t complain about having to dress like a cheerleader again. The white go-go boots that went with the outfit might have prevented a bullet from seriously injuring his leg.
Topeka hat trick dooms Lawrence High, 3-1
October 1, 2004
Another concerted effort. Another frustrating loss. A vicious cycle continues to haunt the Lawrence High boys soccer team — the latest setback came Thursday in a 3-1 loss to Topeka High.
Shawnee Heights trips Free State, 2-0
October 1, 2004
Against the second-ranked team in Class 5A, the Free State High boys soccer squad had its first wake-up call of the season in a 2-0 loss Thursday at Shawnee Heights.
Nash fund-raiser planned for Nov. 4
October 1, 2004
An Evening with Ted Owens and Friends, a fund-raiser for the Bert Nash Center, will be held Nov. 4 at the Lawrence Holidome.
Sports camp slated Saturday at Anschutz
October 1, 2004
Kansas University student-athletes, in conjunction with several area law enforcement agencies and the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization, will host a half-day sports and educational camp for underprivileged youths from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Anschutz Sports Pavilion.
Kansas high school football scores from Sept. 30
October 1, 2004
Veritas excited about site
October 1, 2004
Rare is the football team that actually enjoys playing away from home. Yet, Veritas Christian High considers today’s road trip a treat.
Bush, Kerry clash on Iraq
Nuclear proliferation called biggest threat to U.S.
October 1, 2004
President Bush and Sen. John Kerry on Thursday night presented sharply conflicting views of the invasion of Iraq and its chaotic aftermath, with Kerry accusing Bush of making a “colossal error in judgment” and Bush declaring that his firm, resolved leadership was critical to protecting America’s security.
Bombers kill 35 kids lined up for candy
Major attack launched against insurgents early today
October 1, 2004
A string of bombs killed 35 children and wounded scores of others as U.S. troops handed out candy Thursday at a government-sponsored celebration to inaugurate a sewage plant. It was the largest death toll of children in any insurgent attack since the start of the Iraq conflict.
De Soto at Anderson County
October 1, 2004
The Wildcats continue to roll, winning 25-0 last week at Wellsville. … De Soto (4-0) has looked sharp both offensively and defensively, outscoring its last three opponents 86-3. … Anderson County is 2-2, but both victories were non-Frontier League contests.
Eudora at Central Heights
October 1, 2004
At 3-1, the Cardinals have rolled to two straight home victories, but now hit the road for three of their next four contests. … Eudora has allowed just 29 points in four games, including shutout victories over Wellsville and Prairie View. … Central Heights (2-2 overall, 1-2 Frontier League) has dropped two in a row after starting the year with two victories.
Bonner Springs at Mill Valley
October 1, 2004
After a season-opening setback, Mill Valley has surged to three straight victories and enters tonight’s game with the Jaguars atop the large-school division of the Kaw Valley League. … Led by running back David Woods, Mill Valley topped Tonganoxie 21-14 last week, following two straight wins with at least 35 points scored. … Bonner Springs is 0-4 this year, including an 0-3 mark in the KVL.
Perry-Lecompton at K.C. Ward
October 1, 2004
The 2-2 Kaws already have surpassed last season’s win total with victories over Leavenworth Immaculata and Santa Fe Trail. … Perry’s offense caused problems in 2003, but the Kaws have scored at least 20 points in three of the team’s four games this year. … K.C. Ward is 2-2 this year, but winless in Kaw Valley League play.
Santa Fe Trail at Tonganoxie
October 1, 2004
The Chieftains suffered their first setback of the season Friday, falling to Mill Valley 21-14 at home. … At 3-1, the Chieftains still have a chance to do good things, mainly because of a stout defense that doesn’t allow easy yards. … The Chargers (1-3) have been involved in four low-scoring games, but only won one of them — a 14-7 victory over Immaculata in Week Two.
Free State boys win in cross country
October 1, 2004
The Free State High boys cross country squad placed first at a four-team meet Thursday at Topeka Hayden.
LHS gymnastics squad wins at O-East invite
October 1, 2004
The Lawrence High gymnastics squad won first place Thursday at the Olathe East Hawk Invitational.
Jayhawks still leery of struggling Red Raiders
October 1, 2004
Texas Tech’s soccer team may be on a five-game slide, but Kansas University isn’t likely to overlook the Red Raiders.
Woods plays through pain
Tiger fires 68, trails Hamilton by two
October 1, 2004
Tiger Woods pursed his lips and cursed under his breath as he stood over his first tee shot, feeling spasms in his back and knowing the sharp pain that was coming with each shot.
Baldwin, Ottawa evenly matched
Coaches: Fewest miscues will decide winner
October 1, 2004
The Baldwin and Ottawa High football squads have common characteristics. But at 7 tonight at Liston Stadium, one of the denominators definitely will change.
Hart: U.S. needs ‘large purpose’
October 1, 2004
The “war on terrorism” has replaced “containment of communism” as the guiding principle behind American foreign policy, two-time presidential candidate Gary Hart said Thursday at the Lied Center.
K.C. architect team will design hometown arena
October 1, 2004
City officials went for the home team Thursday, passing on an offer from internationally renowned architect Frank Gehry to pick a consortium of Kansas City-based architects to design the city’s new downtown arena.
6Sports video: Firebirds earn intense win over Lions
October 1, 2004
The Lions fall to the Firebirds, 22-25, 25-23, 25-20, at a quad Thursday night at Olathe East High School.
6Sports video: Scholar Athlete of the Month
October 1, 2004
6News video: Gary Hart kicks off Hall Center for Humanities Lecture series
October 1, 2004
Before the presidential debate Thursday night, former Colorado senator Gary Hart spoke to the crowd at the Lied Center about the Bush administration’s decision to go to war with Iraq.
6News video: Residents react to presidential debate
October 1, 2004
More than 350 people gathered together to watch President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry square off in the first presidential debate on a large-screen television Thursday night at the Lied Center.
6Sports video: Firebirds remain winless
October 1, 2004
The Free State football team’s hopes of winning their first game of the season against Olathe South came crashing down Thursday night.
Lied Center audience among intent watchers
October 1, 2004
Let the postdebate spin begin. President Bush and Democratic challenger John Kerry on Thursday battled in the first of three debates with Kerry taking a page from Bush’s old Texas playbook by keeping Bush on the defensive most of the evening.
Commerce Bank robbery similar to heists in Lenexa
October 1, 2004
Authorities say they’re looking into whether a man who robbed a Lawrence bank Thursday afternoon is disguising himself as he commits other bank robberies here and in Lenexa.
Lawrence residents give personal debate reactions
October 1, 2004
In taverns, schools and watch parties across Lawrence, friends, classmates and others gathered Thursday night to watch the first face-to-face encounter of the major party’s presidential candidates since the nominating conventions.
Kerry forcefully challenges Bush
October 1, 2004
John Kerry came to Thursday night’s debate caricatured as an indecisive windbag, but he went after President Bush with a flurry of verbal punches that put Bush on the defensive.
Candidates share brief warm moment
October 1, 2004
George Bush and John Kerry slashed and trashed each other relentlessly Thursday night, but there was one surprising moment of genuine warmth between them: joking about reining in their daughters.
School district releases administrative salaries
October 1, 2004
Some new names may be present and other names gone, but there are otherwise few changes in the list of salaries of Lawrence school district administrators released this week.
House defeats federal gay marriage ban
October 1, 2004
The House emphatically rejected a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage Thursday, the latest in a string of conservative pet causes advanced by Republican leaders in the run-up to Election Day.
28 Palestinians, 3 Israelis die in confrontation
October 1, 2004
Israeli troops struck deep inside the largest Palestinian refugee camp Thursday, battling masked gunmen in an unprecedented campaign to stop deadly rocket fire on Israeli towns. Twenty-eight Palestinians were killed and 131 wounded, the bloodiest single-day toll in fighting in 30 months.
Woodling: Overtime 3 years too late for Mason
October 1, 2004
Glen Mason never considered going for a tie on that fateful early November afternoon in 1993 at Memorial Stadium. At the time, few pundits second-guessed Mason, then in his sixth year as Kansas University’s football coach, for opting for a two-point conversion. Only 52 seconds remained and Mason wanted a win, not a deadlock, over No. 6-ranked Nebraska.
Valley Falls at McLouth
October 1, 2004
The Bulldogs look to rebound from their first loss of 2004 last week, a 28-0 setback against Jefferson County North on homecoming. … At 3-1, the Bulldogs still are near the top of the Delaware Valley League standings, while Valley Falls stands 2-2.
Lots of Scots on new BBC adventure
October 1, 2004
Rest assured, the new British drama “Rockface” (6 p.m., BBC America) is not about heavy metal artists applying their makeup.
Safeguards planned after slaying
Social workers to undergo training, which may include self-defense classes
October 1, 2004
New training and better technological aides are planned for staffers at a suburban Kansas City mental health facility still grieving from last month’s violent death of an employee who was a Kansas University graduate student.
Kennedy principal to retire after decades as educator
October 1, 2004
Korianne Daboda was nervous about her child’s safety at school four years ago, but then she went to Kennedy School and received a tour that put her mind at ease. It wasn’t until later that she learned it was Kennedy’s principal, Clim Clayburn, who had patiently shown her around and answered her questions.
Father convicted of murder faces new charges
Douglas County to try Boothe in connection with wreck after slaying
October 1, 2004
More than two years ago, Raymond D. Boothe stabbed his disabled son and left him to die on the Kansas Turnpike, then drove to southwest Lawrence and launched his car through a fence in a spectacular crash.
Lawrence briefs
October 1, 2004
¢ City posters aim to reduce drunken driving ¢ School district releases administrative salaries ¢ Officials investigate ‘suspicious’ house fire
A’s draw even in West
Yankees clinch seventh straight East crown
October 1, 2004
Ichiro Suzuki went home quietly, still waiting for the big hit he’s been chasing. Bobby Crosby sent the Athletics into a decisive weekend series against Anaheim with the biggest hit of Oakland’s season.
Cincinnati keeps Cubs reeling
Prior strikes out 16, but Chicago falls to Reds in 12 innings
October 1, 2004
Mark Prior pitched his best game of the season. Still, he couldn’t stop the Chicago Cubs’ final-week slump that has damaged their chances of making the postseason.
Buehrle tosses 4-hitter at K.C.
October 1, 2004
Mark Buehrle trotted out to the mound in the ninth inning, eager to wrap up his fourth complete game — a fitting last start of the season for Chicago’s most consistent pitcher.
SEC showdowns on tap
October 1, 2004
The rematch of last season’s Southeastern Conference title game might not even be the biggest SEC game Saturday.
Oskaloosa at Doniphan West
October 1, 2004
Oskaloosa stumbles into a DVL road showdown with Doniphan West with an 0-4 record. … The Bears fell 49-6 last week at Jackson Heights, while Doniphan West topped Wathena 27-18. … Doniphan West is the sum of the consolidation of Highland and Midway-Denton. It is the first year of eleven-man football in the district.
KU linemen put ‘stinging words’ in past
October 1, 2004
From the first time he began toiling in the trenches, Kansas University center Joe Vaughn knew most of the comments he would receive would be critical.
Briefly
October 1, 2004
¢ Hurricanes pose special problems for mortuaries ¢ Visitors from U.S.-allied nations face new checks ¢ Panel: Child obesity will take wide effort to stop ¢ Casino hotel workers poised to strike today ¢ Murderer who killed five gets life in prison ¢ U.S. chief justice still invigorated by job at 80 ¢ Evangelist planning likely last N.Y. crusade ¢ Peterson defense pins detective on incongruity ¢ Ethics panel criticizes DeLay for attempt to sway vote ¢ Gynecologists issue guide on menopause hormone therapy ¢ Gunfire erupts at march in flood-, violence-ravaged Haiti ¢ More aftershocks hit region
People
October 1, 2004
¢ Trump generous with speaking fee ¢ Singer gives diner patrons a thrill ¢ ‘Iron Chef America’ returns to TV
Law firm hires former KU interim AD
October 1, 2004
Former Kansas City Power & Light Co. chairman and chief executive Drue Jennings will join the law firm of Shughart Thomson & Kilroy in October, the firm announced this week.
Lions try to turn corner
LHS will be after second straight win tonight at SMS
October 1, 2004
Lawrence High scored a total of 36 points in its first three football games before the Lions’ offense finally got rolling Sept. 23 in a 48-27 victory over Shawnee Mission East.
Infected lip sidelines Chiefs’ Hall
Kansas City’s All-Pro kick returner expected to be ready Monday night against Baltimore
October 1, 2004
As if being 0-3 weren’t bad enough, one of Kansas City’s top players missed practice Thursday because of an injury that coaches had never even heard of before.
Wellsville at Prairie View
October 1, 2004
The Eagles’ offense has been struggling, falling victim to three shutouts in four games. … Prairie View, meanwhile, has slipped to an 0-4 start with defensive problems, heightened with the injury of Oklahoma commit Brody Eldridge. … Wellsville (1-3) beat Anderson County 14-0 in the second week, but has since fallen to Baldwin and De Soto, two strong Class 4A teams.
Calendar
October 1, 2004
Horoscopes
October 1, 2004