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Summits aim to kick-start Kansas bioscience efforts
October 2, 2004
State economic development leaders are ready to start brainstorming about the future of the life sciences in Kansas. They’ll travel the state next week — beginning with a stop Monday in Lawrence — to get ideas about how Kansas can capitalize on an anticipated bio boom.
Underlying misogyny wrecks ‘Housewives’
October 2, 2004
Let’s get right to the point: “Desperate Housewives” (8 p.m. Sunday, ABC) is the kind of dark, ironic, campy comedy-drama/soap opera that critics love and viewers tend to avoid. Heck, I’m a critic and even I don’t like it that much.
Study: Internet not an anti-social tool
October 2, 2004
Fears that the Internet would lead to a generation of computer geeks who never leave their keyboards are unfounded, according to a Kansas University faculty member’s research.
Novelty acts
Religious symbols for major faiths crack pop culture
October 2, 2004
Is nothing sacred? If you take a look at the irreverent — some would argue borderline blasphemous — way that American popular culture treats the icons and symbols of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism, the answer is an emphatic “no.”
Pastor reaches out to Asian-American immigrants
October 2, 2004
The Rev. Joseph Tung Dang knows what it’s like to be a stranger in a strange land. Dang, 29, emigrated to the United States from his native Vietnam in 1988, joining his mother’s family who had resettled in California’s Orange County.
Missouri defense improved
Tigers have allowed 44 points in 3 games
October 2, 2004
Its standout quarterback can take over games, but Missouri is trying to prove it can play pretty well on the other side of the ball, too.
Raiders, Sooners offensive
OU, Tech among scoring leaders
October 2, 2004
When Texas Tech gets together with any opponent, it tends to be a scoring fest. But the last few years, it has been Oklahoma that has put up gaudy point totals in the games against the Red Raiders.
Pinnacle lands contracts
Lawrence company plans to expand work force
October 2, 2004
A U.S. military contract and a grant from the National Institutes of Health have spurred expansion plans for Lawrence-based Pinnacle Technology.
Government resumes cattle insurance sales
October 2, 2004
A government livestock insurance program shelved after the discovery of mad cow disease in this country has resumed sales with key changes designed to protect it from massive claims arising from disasters and volatile markets.
Mayer: Just plain ‘KU’ good enough
October 2, 2004
The image-adjusters are at it again, and there is a new movement sparked by advice from costly outside “consultants” that Kansas University should begin billing itself as “The University of Kansas.”
Religion briefs
October 2, 2004
Weddings
October 2, 2004
People
October 2, 2004
¢ AC/DC becomes a street sign ¢ Warhol portraits on exhibit ¢ Threat of ‘Punk’d’ remains alive ¢ Comic pans stand-up reality show
Around and about
October 2, 2004
ArtWalk celebrates its 10th year in Lawrence
October 2, 2004
The Lawrence ArtWalk celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend with a birthday party that will feature a retrospective of promotional items from years past, food catered by Pachamama’s and live music by folk-rock band Uncle Dirty Toes.
Patricia Ann Allison Mercier
October 2, 2004
Scholar on slave narratives shares tales with LHS class
October 2, 2004
Jean Fagan Yellin has been studying the same book for 22 years. Some may consider such scholarly devotion extreme, and Yellin joked Friday about her years studying “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.”
Baldwin batters Ottawa
Bulldogs all-around solid in 27-7 rout of Cyclones
October 2, 2004
Even the two-point conversion worked for Baldwin High’s football team. After the Bulldogs lost their unblemished record when they couldn’t convert on a conversion late in last week’s one-point loss at Louisburg,
Kansas QB Barmann eager to face Cornhuskers again
October 2, 2004
Kansas University football quarterback Adam Barmann wasn’t one to hide behind his situation last year when the blame was dished out.
Aggies hope to keep Sproles under control
October 2, 2004
Texas A&M’s resurgent defense isn’t too worried about Darren Sproles gaining 100 yards today. The Aggies just hope Kansas State’s senior running back doesn’t embarrass them and do it in one quarter.
Tight ends catch on at UT
Wideout corps depleted, so Thomas, Scaife step up
October 2, 2004
Still searching for the right combination at wide receiver, Texas has found a great one in tight ends David Thomas and Bo Scaife.
Manufacturing activity, inflation increase in Midwest
Economist’s survey finds high energy prices slowed job growth in September
October 2, 2004
Midwest manufacturing grew in September despite higher prices, according to a manufacturing index released Friday.
Journalism school heralds opening of multimedia newsroom
October 2, 2004
The Kansas University journalism program now has a place to practice the multimedia techniques it has preached for the better part of a decade.
Nemechek first in EA Sports qualifying
Front Row Joe’ turns in lap of 190.749 mph at Talladega Superspeedway; Rudd second
October 2, 2004
“Front Row Joe” is back on top. Joe Nemechek took his first pole of the season and the seventh of his NASCAR Nextel Cup career Friday, earning the top spot for the EA Sports 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Doniphan West 59, Oskaloosa 22
October 2, 2004
FCE and 4-H news
October 2, 2004
Kansas high school football scores from Oct. 1
October 2, 2004
Horoscopes
October 2, 2004
Society calendar
October 2, 2004
When will it end?
A look back at Nebraska’s 35-game dominance of KU
October 2, 2004
It has to end one of these days … right? Kansas University football fans have been asking that for years now, and each year it gets postponed at least until the next. Now, as other streaks are dropping like flies, Jayhawk faithful are getting desperate to see their Achilles heel healed for good as the program begins to see better days.
Famed photographer Avedon dies at 81
October 2, 2004
Richard Avedon, the revolutionary photographer who redefined fashion photography as an art form while achieving critical acclaim through his stark black-and-white portraits of the powerful and celebrated, died Friday. He was 81.
Faith forum
October 2, 2004
Which is the better path to unlocking the mysteries of the universe: science or religion?
Karfonta’s goal seals deal in KU rout of Tech
October 2, 2004
First, Kim Karfonta did a cartwheel, then she executed a couple of difficult back-flips. No, this wasn’t gymnastics. It was soccer.
Scouting news
October 2, 2004
Club news
October 2, 2004
Engagements
October 2, 2004
People and Places
October 2, 2004
35 years of futility at a glance
October 2, 2004
Kansas hasn’t defeated Nebraska in football since 1968. Here are some of the close calls and biggest blowouts in a 35-year drought:
Huskers’ top running backs genetically gifted
I-backs Cory Ross, Tierre Green both have talented older brothers who played for Kansas, Nebraska
October 2, 2004
Pedigree never hurts — if it’s a good one, that is. Simply put, the Nebraska football team’s backfield has a good pedigree.
Statue fetes New Deal workers
Bronze piece pays tribute to 38,000 from Depression era
October 2, 2004
The workers who built dams and lakes throughout the state as part of one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs will be honored this weekend with the dedication of a bronze statue.
Science debate
October 2, 2004
Inmate’s escape from court lasts 2 days
October 2, 2004
A man who escaped through the ceiling of a Municipal Court holding cell was discovered at an abandoned house Thursday night after authorities got a tip, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department said.
Opposition strong to Wichita arena, new poll finds
Residents against proposal 2-to-1
October 2, 2004
A new poll shows Sedgwick County residents would defeat a downtown Wichita arena proposal by a 2-to-1 ratio. A county plan to fund an arena with a 1 cent sales tax increase over 30 months would fail 64 percent to 33 percent right now, according to a poll conducted by Survey USA for KWCH-TV and The Wichita Eagle.
Ad nauseam
Voters have the ultimate control over negative campaign advertising
October 2, 2004
Maybe reality programming isn’t at the bottom of the television spectrum anymore. That’s because a new season of campaign television ads has begun.
U.N. partners
October 2, 2004
Mature thinking
October 2, 2004
Sharing the road
October 2, 2004
PeopleSoft fires CEO, Justice clears way for buyout
Analysts expect Oracle to buy software maker
October 2, 2004
Business software maker PeopleSoft Inc. unexpectedly fired CEO Craig Conway, dumping the feisty leader who engineered the company’s dogged resistance to Oracle Corp.’s $7.7 billion takeover bid during a 16-month saga.
Prison term halved in DUI fatality
Discrepancy in state law causes resentencing in Miami County case
October 2, 2004
A judge has slashed the sentence for a man who killed a suburban Kansas City couple in a drunken driving crash because of a flaw in the wording of a state law.
Husband enters plea to abuse charges at wife’s day care
October 2, 2004
The husband of a day-care provider has pleaded no contest to sexually abusing two of his wife’s young charges.
KU prof knocks magazine solicitor
Suspect’s bogus class claim raises suspicions
October 2, 2004
A door-to-door solicitor who claimed to be selling magazines as an assignment for a Kansas University communications class picked the wrong door Thursday night.
Lawrence briefs
October 2, 2004
¢ Reception honors faculty, staff KU First donors ¢ Free State spirit squad offers clinic for youths ¢ Entrepreneurship focus of KU center
Israeli forces preparing for major showdown in Gaza
October 2, 2004
Israeli aircraft struck more targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday as the army massed an armored force in apparent preparation for a major military operation against militants in Jebaliya, the Palestinians’ biggest refugee camp.
Briefly
October 2, 2004
¢ Violence breaks out for second day in capital ¢ U.N. begins repatriation of 340,000 refugees ¢ Cabinet approves legalizing gay marriage ¢ Great white shark sets captivity record ¢ Army tests surveillance blimp over Washington ¢ Alcohol cited as cause of student’s death ¢ Record label mailing racist CD to teens ¢ Students carpooling to school killed in crash ¢ Whereabouts of nuclear fuel still a mystery ¢ Suspicious powder found at newspaper ¢ Gay rights advocates challenge amendment ¢ Hurricane damage delays shuttle’s spring launch date ¢ Supposed al-Qaida tape urges Muslim youths to attack U.S. ¢ Laptop computers stolen from Bush campaign office ¢ Blair back home after heart surgery ¢ Beirut car bomb wounds lawmaker ¢ Detainee describes U.S. torture, killings ¢ Casinos fill gaps as strike begins ¢ World’s tallest woman gets donations for van
Kerry emphasizes Bush’s bad debate body language
October 2, 2004
Sen. John Kerry hopes the lasting image of the first debate is President Bush’s pique performance: a flourish of fidgets, glares and grimaces. The Republican incumbent plans to turn the tables with fresh attacks.
Kerry camp picks up some momentum
October 2, 2004
Overnight polls showed most Americans, at least initially, gave Kerry the edge.
Two hunters arrested after shooting
Iowa faculty members lacked valid permit; hunt involved illegal elk
October 2, 2004
Authorities arrested two faculty members from the University of Iowa after a bullet passed through an elk and struck the guide of a bungled hunting trip.
Filmmaker to speak at Northwest Missouri
Michael Moore visit part of ‘Slacker’ voter-drive tour
October 2, 2004
Filmmaker Michael Moore has accepted a speaking invitation from the Young Democrats student organization at Northwest Missouri State University.
Area briefs
October 2, 2004
¢ Herpetological study set at reservoir ¢ Exit from moving pickup fatal to mother, 21
John Helm
October 2, 2004
Carole E. Roberts
October 2, 2004
City’s homes priciest in state
Survey: Typical Lawrence price 59% higher than Topeka’s
October 2, 2004
What a difference 30 miles makes. According to a new survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp., Lawrence has the most expensive real estate market in the state, while Topeka, just 30 miles to the west, has one of the most affordable in the country.
U.S. troops take control of rebel Iraqi city
Major U.S. attack launched to stabilize nation before election
October 2, 2004
U.S. and Iraqi forces fought block-by-block into the center of rebel-held Samarra on Friday in what is likely to be the first in a series of major attacks to seize and stabilize insurgent hotspots before January elections.
Sororities to boycott caterer for underage drinking
Groups claim company fails to observe state laws at parties
October 2, 2004
In an attempt to curb underage drinking at parties, Kansas University’s sororities are uniting to boycott a Lawrence catering company.
Suspect in brewery scandal skips town — again
October 2, 2004
A man accused of scamming investors in a local brewery and skipping town in the mid-1990s was brought back to Douglas County this summer to face criminal charges after being arrested on a traffic stop in Illinois.
Combovers, ‘5-second rule’ garner Ig Nobel awards
October 2, 2004
The “comb-over” has long been a source of bafflement, even as it has provided bald men such as former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani with valuable head coverage.
Lawrence Datebook
October 2, 2004
On the record
October 2, 2004
U.S. offers downloads of new $50 bill
October 2, 2004
The U.S. government will offer over the Internet low-quality images of its new $50 bill for artists, students and others who discover that their computers, scanners or printers won’t allow them to view or copy pictures of the new currency.
Lions run like the wind
Colter gallops for 238 yards as LHS tramples SM South
October 2, 2004
With the wind gusting out of the north at 25 mph, coach Dirk Wedd knew his Lawrence High football team would have to run the ball on a chilly Friday night at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium.
Pair of singles gives Ichiro hits record
October 2, 2004
No. 258 for Ichiro Suzuki was like so many others, a little ground ball up the middle. Only this one made history, a hit cheered ‘round the world.
Els, Hamilton duel again
American Express tourney pits Open foes
October 2, 2004
Playing some of his best golf in the worst conditions, Ernie Els shot an 8-under 64 Friday, giving him a two-shot lead at the American Express Championships.
Sun shut down Liberty, 61-51
October 2, 2004
Nykesha Sales scored 13 of her 15 points in the first half, and the Connecticut Sun beat the New York Liberty, 61-51, on Friday night in Game 1 of the WNBA’s Eastern Conference finals.
Kempf, Veritas hold off Tyro
October 2, 2004
Paul Kempf scored six touchdowns, including a critical one with 2:02 remaining, to lift Lawrence Veritas Christian to a 44-34 victory over Tyro Christian in eight-man football Friday night.
Eudora blanks Central Heights
October 2, 2004
Coming off consecutive home victories, Eudora High’s football team made it three in a row with a convincing win on the road.
Anti-terror campaign targets visa violators
359 with terror links, criminal past arrested
October 2, 2004
More than 350 people who have committed crimes or are suspected of terrorist links have been arrested in a federal crackdown on foreigners with visa violations, part of a broader effort to prevent al-Qaida from disrupting U.S. elections.
Pakistan suicide bombing kills at least 25 during prayers at Shiite mosque
October 2, 2004
A suicide attacker carrying a bomb in a briefcase struck a Shiite mosque crammed with hundreds of worshippers in eastern Pakistan, killing at least 25 people and wounding more than 50 during Friday prayers.
McLouth 29, Valley Falls 18
October 2, 2004
K.C. woes continue
October 2, 2004
Jon Garland pitched six solid innings, and the Chicago White Sox clinched second place in the AL Central with a 4-2 win Friday over the reeling Kansas City Royals.
Baylor could be cure for KU’s Big 12 woes
October 2, 2004
Kansas University’s volleyball team will try to snap a two-match losing streak today against Baylor.
Angels take West lead
Anaheim hammers Oakland, 10-0
October 2, 2004
The Angels considered themselves a playoff team all along, even while they spent the summer playing catch up. Now they’re one win away.
Cubs’ collapse continues
Giants, Astros remain tied for wild-card lead
October 2, 2004
It’s almost over for the Chicago Cubs. A late-season collapse when they needed to play their best baseball has left them on the verge of wild-card elimination.
Baker has Eagles right where it wants them for today’s game
October 2, 2004
To say Baker University’s football squad has Avila on the schedule at the right place would not be an understatement.
Heaggans could face jail for DUI
October 2, 2004
A Kansas University football player charged with his second D.U.I. could have to spend five days in jail.
Haskell owns best pass defense in league
Indians to meet SAGU today
October 2, 2004
A classic football battle of irresistible force meeting immovable object looms today. Haskell Indian Nations University’s football team boasts the stingiest pass defense in the Central States Football League while Southwestern Assemblies of God University has the most prolific passing offense.
K.C. Ward 20, Perry-Lecompton 19
October 2, 2004
Kansas Guard members to be deployed to Kosovo
October 2, 2004
The Kansas Adjutant General’s Department announced Friday that 370 members of the Kansas Army National Guard have received mobilization orders to deploy to Kosovo.
Joan Kreeger Vantuyl
October 2, 2004
Judge tosses charges in FBI sniper shooting
October 2, 2004
A judge threw out capital-murder charges Friday against sniper John Allen Muhammad in the slaying of an FBI analyst in a Home Depot parking lot, saying prosecutors waited too long to bring him to trial.
Mount St. Helens blows steam
Cloud of ash rises for 20 minutes, then dissipates
October 2, 2004
After eight days of seismic rumbling, Mount St. Helens on Friday gave scientists and tourists what they were waiting for: a giant belch of steam and ash that rose 16,000 feet into the air before dissipating into a hazy cloud.
Utah remains unbeaten
Utes solid on offense, defense in 28-7 rout of Lobos
October 2, 2004
Quarterback Alex Smith was efficient, Steve Savoy was sure-handed, and Utah’s defense was too quick for New Mexico.
Tonganoxie rolls over Santa Fe Trail, 42-8
Chieftains control offensive line, use big third quarter to discharge Chargers
October 2, 2004
For the second straight weekend, a bigger and stronger football team visited Santa Fe Trail High and dominated the line of scrimmage offensively.
Body of missing Utah woman discovered in landfill
October 2, 2004
Police found Lori Hacking’s body in a landfill Friday after picking through the trash for weeks in a search for the young Utah woman allegedly murdered by her husband.
Briefcase
October 2, 2004
¢ Oil closes above $50 ¢ Northwest chief leaves ¢ Former Boeing officer receives prison sentence ¢ GM’s September sales give boost to industry ¢ Merck begins rebound
Debate performance bolsters Kerry
October 2, 2004
President Bush and Sen. John Kerry faced very different challenges when they met Thursday night for their first debate, but only Kerry seemed to recognize exactly what he needed to do.
No knockouts in first debate
October 2, 2004
Neither candidate delivered a knockout punch in the Thursday night debate. Sen. John Kerry, though behind in the polls before the debate, remains within striking distance and viable for the next two debate nights and the election based largely on his superior speaking skills.
OSU quarterback Reid biding time
October 2, 2004
Bobby Reid arrived at Oklahoma State early to get a head start. It didn’t work out exactly as planned. Reid’s year started with an opportunity to become Oklahoma State’s starting quarterback.
6Sports video: Eudora wins on the road
October 2, 2004
Eudora High dominated over Central Heights Friday in Richmond. The Cardinals beat the Vikings, 48-0.
6News video: Art a la Carte
October 2, 2004
Kansas University Theatre for Young People celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend with a reunion, talks and two performances.
6Sports video: LHS rushes past Shawnee Mission South
October 2, 2004
The Lions beat the Raiders, 42-21, at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium in Overland Park.
6Sports video: Tonganoxie stomps Santa Fe Trail
October 2, 2004
The Chieftains cruised to a 42-8 victory over the Chargers.