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25 al-Qaida suspects arrested
October 3, 2004
Afghan intelligence agents backed by international peacekeepers arrested 25 people allegedly linked to the Taliban and al-Qaida in an early-morning raid Saturday in eastern Kabul, a spokesman for the peacekeepers said.
At least 11 killed as Israel continues camp assault
October 3, 2004
Israeli troops and aircraft hit hard at Palestinian militants Saturday, killing at least 11 in a massive Israeli incursion into the Gaza Strip’s largest refugee camp, as masked Hamas gunmen vowed more rocket attacks on Israeli towns.
Classic comeback
Baby boomers drive resurgence
October 3, 2004
Dean Avery recalls being awestruck when his mother’s date picked her up in a 1965 blue fastback Mustang. Avery, 11 or 12 at the time, thought the car and its sloping back window were cool.
Beck bounces back
October 3, 2004
For the first time all season, kicking was a strong suit for Kansas University’s football team Saturday against Nebraska.
People
October 3, 2004
¢ Columnist breaks hip in hotel ¢ Armstrong leads cancer relay ¢ Actor not too hot on America ¢ Politicians, celebs add to book
Justices to review shooter’s plea
DA to argue trial judge unfairly kept state from filing upgraded charges
October 3, 2004
A Douglas County judge who’s under fire for granting lightened sentences in a rape case will have an unrelated decision reviewed this month by the Kansas Supreme Court.
Athletes, authorities join forces in daylong sports camp at KU
October 3, 2004
Saturday morning, Xavier Newman and Jeffrey Belaire worked out on exercise machines inside Kansas University’s Anschutz Sports Pavilion.
KU’s fall tradition receives a makeover
Big names, new events added to homecoming
October 3, 2004
Chris Kaufman says Kansas University’s annual fall homecoming isn’t a huge draw for alumni wanting to return to campus.
NU coach thrilled with defense
October 3, 2004
Bill Callahan almost ran out of adjectives Saturday night.
Owners: Do research before filing lawsuit
October 3, 2004
Four-month-old Jenny, a light-brown pit bull mix, was hit by a car in August 2002. As Robert Newman, a California-based animal law attorney, tells it, Jenny’s vet put a cast on her broken back leg, assuring her owners he had X-rayed the fracture first to make sure everything was in the right place.
Company uses flamenco dance to break down cultural barriers
October 3, 2004
Legendary dancer Martha Graham said, “Dance is the language of the soul.” Well in flamenco, soul is the language of the dance.
Lawrence’s namesake left lasting legacies
Descendents proud of founder’s commitment to abolition, education
October 3, 2004
It’s no coincidence that Lawrence resident Charles Derby’s middle name is “Lawrence.”
Horoscopes
October 3, 2004
Notebook
October 3, 2004
Networks contribute to Kerry success
October 3, 2004
More of the same.
Major screw-up’ with virus fatal for recruits
2,500 service members infected monthly; six to 10 more expected to die before vaccine available
October 3, 2004
More than three decades ago, the Pentagon created two pills to ward off a lethal virus infecting boot-camp recruits. But defense officials abandoned the program in 1996 as too expensive. Now recruits are dying, thousands are falling ill, and the military is desperately racing to bring back a vaccine it once owned.
Bigger Mount St. Helens eruption awaited today
Hazard level raised; hundreds told to move back
October 3, 2004
Government scientists raised the alert level Saturday for Mount St. Helens after its second steam eruption in two days was followed by a powerful tremor. They said the next eruption was imminent or in progress, and could threaten life and property in the remote area near the volcano.
Bombings, shootings rock India
At least 46 killed
October 3, 2004
A wave of bombings and shootings killed 46 people Saturday in two states in India’s remote and turbulent northeast, authorities said, underscoring the continued threat from separatist groups that have battled the government for decades.
October is prime time for planting
October 3, 2004
A dazzling display of spring flowering bulbs is one of the most welcomed sights after a long drab winter. But the show begins well before the warm days of April and May. Late September through October is prime planting time for spring-flowering bulbs such as crocus, tulips and daffodils.
China celebrates its twins
October 3, 2004
Beijing saw double on Saturday as the Chinese capital opened its first festival for twins, attracting hundreds of siblings — a rare sight in a society where birth control rules limit most urban families to one child.
Minnesota bow hunter bags ‘ghost buck’
October 3, 2004
Larry Kline just called him “the ghost buck.”
String quartet to strike regional chord
Work commissioned by Lied Center commemorates Kansas-Nebraska Act
October 3, 2004
The chemistry of a contemporary West Coast string quartet can teach us something about a 150-year-old decision that kick-started the Bleeding Kansas era.
1 in 3 get free car in KU athletic dept.
Dealers, athletic corporation exchange vehicle use for tickets, other privileges
October 3, 2004
Because he’s Kansas University’ athletic director, Lew Perkins gets two cars. His contract says so. Men’s basketball coach Bill Self also gets two cars. So does football coach Mark Mangino.
Briefly
October 3, 2004
¢ Economic powers fight over debt aid for Iraq, poor nations ¢ FBI interviewing Muslims, others before third debate ¢ White supremacist group cancels booth at state fair
Faces and places
October 3, 2004
Briefly
October 3, 2004
¢ Magazine evaluates travel Web sites ¢ Autumn activities abound in Arizona
Briefly
October 3, 2004
¢ Annan asks leaders to prepare for big decisions ¢ Shiites riot after funeral for suicide bomb victims ¢ Danes hope studies will help claim North Pole
Wildcats keep cooking at home
Reeves, BU again solid at Liston
October 3, 2004
Baker University’s football team continued its hard-nosed play at home, pounding Avila University, 28-7, Saturday at Liston Stadium.
Best sellers
October 3, 2004
John P. Saunders
October 3, 2004
Jack Kerns
October 3, 2004
Politics brings out the radical in all of us
October 3, 2004
Everyone knows that right-wing conservatives are holy-rolling, snake-handling religious extremists who believe the Earth is flat, that it was created literally in seven days and that it doesn’t matter if we destroy it since Judgment Day is at hand.
Run-off river
October 3, 2004
Retailers catering to 35-and-older females
Companies launch more stylish concepts for previously ‘underserved market’
October 3, 2004
At the peak of their earnings and spending power, women ages 35 and older are a huge and potentially lucrative market for the nation’s apparel merchants.
Pizza shop owner offers car-buying strategy
October 3, 2004
Sometimes you meet someone who takes a rough idea and polishes it into an art form.
Influx of injured soldiers straining VA system
October 3, 2004
Thousands of U.S. troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with physical injuries and mental health problems are encountering an overburdened benefits system, and officials and veterans’ groups worry that the challenge could grow as the nation remains at war.
Afghans excited but unclear on vote
October 3, 2004
Abdul Razaq stands among the menfolk of this dusty village of Afghan nomads and rejoices that democracy has at last come to his country after more than two decades of warfare.
The Motley Fool
October 3, 2004
¢ Last week’s answer ¢ Municipal bonds ¢ To the moon ¢ Yum! wins the world over ¢ Saving for college
Decorating for the season
Pumpkins highlight fall ornaments
October 3, 2004
The crisp, cool air has rolled into Lawrence, signaling the start of the fall-decorating season.
Missouri hands CU first setback
No. 2 OU, No. 5 UT, No. 25 OSU prevail
October 3, 2004
Call it the revenge of the Fifth Down.
L.A. wins West; Astros lead wild card
October 3, 2004
The Los Angeles Dodgers have spent many recent Octobers watching postseason baseball on television.
Waterfowl outlook good
Wet weather favors southeast Kansas; fall rain would help
October 3, 2004
Abundant moisture, combined with management activities, produced palpable moist-soil vegetation at Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area, near Pleasanton.
Hokies upend WVU
October 3, 2004
A year after West Virginia dashed Virginia Tech’s national title aspirations, the Hokies returned the favor.
Firebirds bounce back in big way
FSHS rebounds from season’s first loss with 3-0 victory over Kansas City Wyandotte
October 3, 2004
The Free State High boys soccer squad used the luck of the bounce and solid defense to rebound from its first loss of the season with a 3-0 victory Saturday against Kansas City Wyandotte at Free State.
Former WSU president dies
October 3, 2004
Wichita State University’s 10th president, Warren Armstrong, died Friday at his home in Oklahoma. He had been experiencing health problems for several months.
Pumpkin tales make for great seasonal reading
October 3, 2004
What would a kid’s life be like at this time of year without a few pumpkin books?
Recent past marked by confrontation
From social unrest to civic projects, Lawrence ‘wants to have a say’
October 3, 2004
It’s no secret. Lawrence has always been different, more contentious, more progressive than most Kansas cities.
Forget the galaxy; let’s talk about sex
October 3, 2004
Over the years I have been harshly critical of the scientific community for wasting time researching things nobody cares about, such as the universe. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of reading newspaper stories like this:
Auburn offense turning heads
No. 8 Tigers trample No. 10 Volunteers, 34-10
October 3, 2004
Jason Campbell is running the West Coast offense like an old pro and turning Auburn into a national title contender in the process.
Pet post
October 3, 2004
Poet’s Showcase
October 3, 2004
Shared security
Congratulations to Sen. Pat Roberts for sticking to his guns on the issue of U.S. intelligence agencies sharing information.
October 3, 2004
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is right to continue to press for more communication among U.S. intelligence agencies.
Matter of taste
The Japanese people have developed a taste for U.S. beef and are pressing for their government to lift the import ban.
October 3, 2004
Americans may not have much appreciation for U.S. farmers, but it looks like the Japanese sure do.
Schiavo decision not the government’s
October 3, 2004
Is it too much to hope Terri Schiavo will finally be allowed to die in peace?
Longtime teacher, coach dies at age 56
October 3, 2004
John Saunders, a longtime coach and teacher at Central Junior High School, died Saturday after a long battle with kidney cancer. He was 56.
Lawrence commuter report
October 3, 2004
The following construction projects and events may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Gas drilling now not option for Rockies Front
October 3, 2004
The federal government will no longer consider letting companies drill for natural gas along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front, the Bureau of Land Management confirmed Saturday, quieting for now one of the state’s hottest environmental debates.
High court to take on sentencing guidelines
October 3, 2004
A possible revolution in the federal criminal justice system will be on the agenda when the Supreme Court opens its new term Monday.
Conflict potential high for legislators
Lawmakers allowed roles that could line their own pockets
October 3, 2004
The potential for conflicts of interest among Kansas lawmakers is high, according to a new national study that found few states do much to prevent legislators from serving on committees that write laws or policies likely to affect their personal fortunes or occupations.
Cosby gets serious
More than laughs promised for KU show
October 3, 2004
When comedian Bill Cosby spoke earlier this year at Howard University, the crowd noticed something odd: He wasn’t funny.
Cosby was in Lawrence when King was slain
October 3, 2004
Bill Cosby remembers exactly where he was the night Martin Luther King Jr. was shot.
Bad company?
October 3, 2004
Selective faith
October 3, 2004
Regiment’s troubles raise questions about war, stess
6 soldiers from company charged with murder
October 3, 2004
Six soldiers from one Fort Riley infantry regiment have been accused of murder in three separate incidents.
Few immigrants using new in-state tuition law
October 3, 2004
A new Kansas law allowing certain noncitizen immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities has failed to produce the surge of enrollment that some had predicted.
Lawrence business shifts strategy to capitalize on antique auto’s growing popularity
October 3, 2004
Lawrence businessman Keith Smith saw the boom in the classic car industry coming and buckled himself in for the ride.
Pollution study set for Sunflower
Government agrees to assess history, environment at De Soto site
October 3, 2004
The federal government has agreed to assess and catalog pollution as well as historic artifacts at the defunct Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant under a settlement of a lawsuit by a citizens’ group.
KU-affiliated medical group downsizing
October 3, 2004
The Medical Practice Assn. affiliated with the Kansas University Medical School-Wichita has cut 10 employees.
Bush, Kerry turn to domestic issues for trading criticisms
October 3, 2004
President Bush lashed out at Sen. John Kerry on Saturday for his stands on domestic programs ranging from retirement to health care, saying the Democrat is obstructing needed reforms that would give workers more control over their financial future.
S. African archbishop joins play protesting Guantanamo policy
October 3, 2004
Moving from the pulpit to the stage, Desmond Tutu is appearing off-Broadway in a drama blasting the Bush administration’s handling of Guantanamo Bay detainees.
U.S. officials declare success in Samarra; 125 killed
October 3, 2004
Afraid to stray from home, residents buried the dead in their gardens Saturday as U.S. and Iraqi forces battled pockets of resistance in this former insurgent stronghold, where the American military said 125 rebels were killed and 88 captured in two days of fierce fighting.
Briefcase
October 3, 2004
¢ Toshiba unveils latest in television technology ¢ KU law professor to speak at breakfast ¢ Name that company
Violence rages for third day in Haiti
October 3, 2004
Haitians demanding the return of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide hurled stones and fired shots in the air Saturday as the death toll from a surge of violence in the Haitian capital rose to 14.
Daylong trip on NYC trains a cheap guided tour
October 3, 2004
During a brisk morning ride on the New York City subway, the average commuter heading to work might not even bother looking out the train window.
Seniors trying out tai chi, yoga
October 3, 2004
Balanced on one leg like flamingos, a dozen people older than 60 concentrate on staying upright, as they master the basics of tai chi.
Cooking for one doesn’t have to be boring
October 3, 2004
I used to be a great cook: raised four kids, had parties and family get-togethers all the time. Now I live alone with no family really nearby and find myself snacking on chips and doing way too much “fast food.” Do you have some motivational suggestions?
Calendar
October 3, 2004
Gotay belts first home run as Royals rip Sox, 10-2
October 3, 2004
Unaccustomed to hitting home runs, Ruben Gotay was not sure the ball was gone.
Aggies’ defense smothers ‘Cats’ Sproles
Kansas State running back fumbles twice in loss
October 3, 2004
Shutting out Wyoming was a good start. Beating Clemson made things interesting. Now Texas A&M has made it three in a row, beating Kansas State, 42-30, Saturday night in a way that will make everyone take notice.
Forestry Field Day set by Highland
October 3, 2004
Imagine thousands of 30- to 40-foot tall black walnut trees in a 22-acre plantation bordered by native woodlands and a picturesque creek with an Oregon Trail crossing.
Els leads American Express golf
Bjorn two back entering final round; Woods trails by seven
October 3, 2004
Ernie Els held off some early charges on a blustery Saturday and shot a 4-under-par 68 to finish where he started — with a two-stroke lead at the American Express Championship and in great shape to capture his first World Golf Championship title.
Bowa fired as Phillies’ manager
October 3, 2004
Larry Bowa’s fiery personality was a perfect fit as a player on Philadelphia’s 1980 championship team. It was too much for the Phillies he managed, though, an
Bulldogs dismantle defending champs
Tigers’ hopes of possible repeat dashed
October 3, 2004
Georgia’s offense finally showed up, and the Bulldogs now truly look like a team capable of challenging for a national championship.
Fightin’ Indians clobber SAGU, 44-17
October 3, 2004
The Haskell Indian Nations University football squad had a solid day offensively, rolling to a 44-17 victory over Southwest Assemblies of God U. on Saturday.
Ottawa U. football falls to Saint Mary
October 3, 2004
The Ottawa University football squad jumped to a 12-0 lead, but 15 unanswered points in the fourth quarter lifted the University of Saint Mary to a 15-12 victory Saturday at Cook Field.
Baylor stops KU
Jayhawks fall to 1-4 in Big 12 with 3-1 loss
October 3, 2004
Kansas University’s volleyball team dropped its third straight Big 12 Conference match on Saturday, falling, 3-1, to Baylor.
LHS volleyball struggles to sixth place
October 3, 2004
Lawrence High’s volleyball team made it to a championship round of the Joan Wells Invitational on Saturday.
Aw, shucks!
KU defense shines, but Huskers claim 36th straight
October 3, 2004
One of these days, the old adage will hold true, and defense really WILL win Kansas University a football game.
Woodling: Predictable offense costs Kansas rare victory
October 3, 2004
It’s a curse. It has to be a curse. What else can it be? Even on days or nights when Nebraska is beatable — and, boy, were the bumbling, stumbling Cornhuskers ever beatable Saturday night — Kansas University can’t seem to pull the trigger.
How they scored
October 3, 2004
On the record
October 3, 2004
Lawrence briefs
October 3, 2004
¢ LHS clinic to teach spirit to ‘Little Lions’ ¢ Guide likes KU
Review: ‘Still Life with Iris’ teaches value of past
October 3, 2004
In “Still Life with Iris,” Kansas University Theatre for Young People’s fall production, the title character possesses a magical ability many people would covet: She can remove her “Past Coat” and forget everything that has ever happened to her.
Psychic pooches predict Bush will win election
October 3, 2004
The psychic dogs have projected a winner in this year’s presidential race.
Strawberry servers, baskets demand high prices
October 3, 2004
Fresh fruits and vegetables were very special seasonal foods until growers learned how to ship fresh produce by train in the early 1900s. The average person living in the northern United States ate strawberries for only a few weeks each spring, when they were in season locally.
Breast cancer project built around idea that art heals
October 3, 2004
The premise of the Lawrence Arts Center’s “Healing through the Arts” breast cancer awareness project is inherent in its name.
Out of the shadows
Artist who survived breast cancer heals emotional wounds by confronting physical scars
October 3, 2004
A jet-black room and one light. Her heart races. Short breaths. Then deep breaths. From where she is standing, cloaked comfortably in shadow, the woman steps forward. Into the light now.
Beyond travel cliches
Seasons in Basilicata’ departs from standard fare with warm visit to a remote part of Italy
October 3, 2004
After spending a year in Provence or lounging under the Tuscan sun or riding the Patagonian express, readers of contemporary travel writing can be forgiven if they’ve become a bit jaded by the quirky plumber or the telephones that never work or the balky bureaucracy of whatever country the writer has chosen.
What are you reading?
October 3, 2004
Review: ‘Amber Waves’ unearths dignity in farm life
October 3, 2004
“Amber Waves,” written by 1982 Kansas University graduate James Still, takes place on an eastern Kansas farm. The material is difficult, because like many traditional farm families, these characters are not given to articulating their emotions. Nevertheless, the talented cast of Kansas University Theatre’s production, directed by Doug Weaver, manage to convey the lives their characters live and the problems they face, despite their reticence.
Review: Company communicates Ukrainian culture with athleticism, humor, joy
October 3, 2004
Although Ukraine has only been an independent state for about 13 years, its history dates back to the ninth century. The 85 members of the Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company paid tribute to their homeland and that rich history with energetic, ballet-infused folk dancing and brightly colored costumes Friday night at the Lied Center.
Arts notes
October 3, 2004
¢ CornerBank to feature glass artist, muralist ¢ Spencer exhibit explores Brown v. Board decision ¢ Comedy show starts with double header ¢ Lawrence ceramics studio to have open house ¢ Lawrence theater company to have auditions ¢ Theater to entertain kids while school is out ¢ Sculptures at KU gallery to explore body psychology ¢ Husband, wife join forces for faculty recital ¢ KU Wind Ensemble to play for homecoming ¢ Centuries-old Chinese sculptures reinstalled ¢ Photography workshop focuses on Ozarks ¢ Red Balloon To Do issues call for artists
Living History
October 3, 2004
This former frontier outpost on the Kaw — what some now call Kansas’ most livable city — is the product of its residents’ resilient and long-running ability to carve solutions from problems and consensus from sometimes violent conflict.
Rockers mix music, politics
October 3, 2004
Bruce Springsteen and R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe stayed on message from the time they took the stage: Vote John Kerry on Nov. 2.
Fellow TV anchors support Rather
October 3, 2004
While acknowledging mistakes in CBS anchor Dan Rather’s “60 Minutes” report that questioned President Bush’s service in the National Guard, competing news anchors Tom Brokaw and Peter Jennings offered support Saturday for the beleaguered newsman.
Signals can help employees predict layoffs
October 3, 2004
Your job is not secure. A change of management or a reorganization may knock you off your perch. Shrinking consumer demand or an angry supervisor could do you in.
Shooting images that encapsulate Kansas takes imagination, planning
Behind the lens
October 3, 2004
Three photographers on the Journal-World staff — Bill Snead, Thad Allender and I — participated in the “America 24/7” photography book project in May 2003. A national book, using images from thousands of participating photographers, was published last year. From that same project, books from each of the 50 states have now been published.
Lawrence once led state’s temperance movement
October 3, 2004
Many of those living in or visiting bar-friendly Lawrence don’t realize that it was the site for anti-alcohol gatherings for more than 60 years.
Tooting its horn
In practice if not name, Lawrence has been the ‘City of the Arts’ since its founders toted their instruments cross-country in 1854
October 3, 2004
City of the Arts” may be a relatively recent moniker for Lawrence, but it wouldn’t have been a misnomer 150 years ago.
What’s in a name?
October 3, 2004
The names settlers originally gave to many places were different than the ones they have today.
Historic landmarks dot city
Buildings, towers remind of significant events from Lawrence’s past
October 3, 2004
Through the doors of every building lies a story, a past. Lawrence’s long and rich history is reflected by its local landmarks. Some are left to memories and most have changed through the years, but residents can catch a glimpse of the evolution of the city and its people through stone and brick, metal and glass.
Preservation of history now a priority
Bank’s expansion led city to change policies for redevelopment
October 3, 2004
In Lawrence, as in many towns, the conflict between preservation of the old and development of the new is a constant source of tension.
In 1929, buildings from pioneer days could still be found
October 3, 2004
No building erected in 1854 remains in Lawrence, unless the old James Lane house at 800 Ill. dates from that time.
Courthouse, KU buildings among architect’s work
October 3, 2004
The Statehouse in Topeka and several of Lawrence’s most prominent historic buildings have something in common: their architect.
City’s clubs, organizations diverse in form, function
Early groups promoted education, civic causes — just as many do today
October 3, 2004
When it came to lighting fires, these guys were pros.
Residents recall changes in medicine
Technology, bedside manner evolved
October 3, 2004
Lawrence has changed in many ways since the time it was founded as a modest settlement on the prairie in 1854, and one thing that has changed along with it is the kind of health care available to its residents.
Lifetime creates ‘Witness’-style thriller
October 3, 2004
The truth is anything but plain or simple in the compelling TV drama “Plain Truth” (8 p.m., Lifetime). Mariska Hargitay (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”) stars as a burnt-out corporate lawyer who takes on the defense of an Amish teen (Alison Pill) accused of murdering her newborn infant after hiding her pregnancy from her family and tight-knit religious community.
LHS boys, girls second at cross country meet
October 3, 2004
The Lawrence High boys and girls cross country squads each placed second Saturday at a meet at Shawnee Heights. The boys tied for second with Manhattan at 96 points behind Topeka Seaman (63), and the girls just missed first place with 65 points behind Blue Valley West’s 58.
Angels best in West after eliminating A’s
October 3, 2004
Once they had their chance to go head-to-head, the Anaheim Angels showed Oakland which team was best in the AL West.
Oktoberfest strives for authenticity with polka, beer
October 3, 2004
With beer, brats and polka music Saturday night, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church’s annual Oktoberfest brought a little bit of Germany to Lawrence.
City briefs
October 3, 2004
¢ Passenger flown to hospital after wreck ¢ Injury, arrest reported in downtown melee ¢ Forum to feature area candidates ¢ Author returning to city to discuss Kansas woes
Different forms of government ruled city
October 3, 2004
Lawrence in the 1850s was a libertarian utopia.
Bizarre dead pet memories inspire roadkill exhibition
October 3, 2004
Remember being aghast to find your pet goldfish mysteriously floating upside down in a fishbowl? Or cringing at the sight of your cat mashed along the roadside?
Famous names have called Lawrence area ‘home’
October 3, 2004
One thing that makes Lawrence special is its people — an ever-changing assortment of experts, innovators, athletes and oddballs.
Briefly
October 3, 2004
¢ Swamp boat capsizes; three critically injured ¢ Peace activist launches anti-Nader hunger strike