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City warming up by afternoon
October 5, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 8:09 a.m.) Lawrence shivered this morning, as this morning’s pre-dawn low dipped down to 38. “It’s kind of cool out there — about 15 degrees cooler than Monday,” Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist said this morning shortly before 8 a.m.
6Sports video: LHS falters in volleyball tournament at home
October 5, 2004
The Lions took sixth place after beating just two teams.
6News video: Douglas County Democratic Headquarters vandalized over weekend
October 5, 2004
Volunteers came to work on Saturday to find the words “Bush” and an expletive spray-painted on their windows and a sign.
6Sports video: Lawrence High hosts gymnastics meet
October 5, 2004
The Lions hosted 15 other teams at the meet. Both the Lions and Free State’s teams had good showings.
Car bombings target seat of authority in Baghdad
October 5, 2004
A pair of car bombs hammered central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 21 people outside a hotel and near a recruiting center for Iraqi security forces. Nearly 100 people were wounded.
Photo: Seasonal advertising
October 5, 2004
Kansas native files suit against U.S. government for civil liberties violations
October 5, 2004
The Portland lawyer who was mistakenly arrested by the FBI in the Madrid train bombings sued the U.S. government Monday, claiming his rights were violated because of his Muslim faith.
Upfront people
October 5, 2004
We all stumble and fall, and people who forget that and lie, steal and cheat pay a heavy price for nonacceptance.
Briefcase
October 5, 2004
¢ Yahoo launches service to compete for local ads ¢ EBay president named top businesswoman ¢ Oil prices dip slightly
Are there really two Iraqs?
October 5, 2004
Evidently, there are two Iraqs.
Supreme Court revisits sentencing guides
October 5, 2004
The U.S. Supreme Court opened its 215th year Monday with an extraordinary afternoon session that may spell the end to 20 years of sentencing guidelines imposed by Congress on federal judges.
Know when to hold ‘em
Lawrence teenagers put on their poker faces
October 5, 2004
Drew Vogel hunched over to peak at his cards under a cupped hand. Across the table, his brother, Ben Vogel, dealt to six other players sitting around a felt-topped table. Drew looked at three cards turned face up in the center of the table, squinted a bit, and brushed the table with his fist.
Diversions
October 5, 2004
¢ Deerfield names class representatives ¢ New York School announces officers ¢ Deadline to submit scary stories is Oct. 15 ¢ Library to present ‘Rock the Vote Rally’
Nobel winners make sense of smell
October 5, 2004
Two Americans won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discovering how people can recognize an estimated 10,000 odors, from spoiled meat to a lover’s perfume.
Summit at KU plans bioscience effort
Attendees say swift action needed to join industry
October 5, 2004
It’s still unclear exactly what Kansas needs to do to be a major player in the life sciences industry.
Willa Deanne Mills Eyestone
October 5, 2004
Nine ex-Jayhawks in NBA camps
October 5, 2004
Nine former Kansas University basketball players have reported to NBA training camps.
Woodling: KU football not half bad at midpoint
October 5, 2004
Five games down and six to go. Halftime of Saturday night’s collision with Kansas State will mark the official mid-point of Kansas University’s football season.
Wheat farmers face shortage of certified seed
October 5, 2004
Certified seed is in short supply in weather-ravaged parts of western Kansas as farmers head to the fields this fall to plant their 2005 winter wheat crop, seed dealers said.
Saunders Services
October 5, 2004
Arkansas River dispute returns to Supreme Court
October 5, 2004
The Supreme Court would become a water-management agency if the state of Kansas has its way, a Colorado attorney argued Monday in the decades-old dispute over the Arkansas River.
Regents catalog looming repairs
Needed maintenance tops $584 million at state universities
October 5, 2004
Need a fixer-upper?
Lawrence’s West best at All-Around
October 5, 2004
Between events, Lawrence High’s Mallory West is a typical high school freshman. She cracks jokes, giggles and runs around with friends.
McKenzie traded to New Orleans
Green Bay deals disgruntled cornerback
October 5, 2004
Mike McKenzie got his wish Monday, seven months after asking out of Green Bay.
Surprises — good and bad — abound
October 5, 2004
Atlanta was 5-11 last season and allowed 452 points, most in the NFL. They’ve allowed 49 in four games this year, and are 4-0. Yes, Michael Vick’s return to health after last year’s broken right leg obviously helps, but …
Area briefs
October 5, 2004
¢ Area attorneys seek spot on appeals court ¢ Issues for elderly topic of presentation ¢ Group to read names of troops killed in Iraq ¢ Events planned to raise breast cancer awareness
Rocket wins prize for trip to space
Success opens door for tourist flights
October 5, 2004
A stout, star-spangled rocket plane broke through the Earth’s atmosphere to the edge of space Monday for the second time in five days, capturing a $10 million prize aimed at opening the final frontier to tourists.
Changes ahead after Royals’ worst season ever
Kansas City’s 104-loss campaign created opportunities for young prospects who will be counted on in 2005
October 5, 2004
Those steadfast fans who endured the Kansas City Royals’ team-record 104th loss Sunday afternoon hardly were out of the parking lot before the team announced changes.
KU student group taps into lower drinking age debate
October 5, 2004
If it works for the Irish, it ought to be OK for Americans.
Daily ticker
October 5, 2004
Horoscopes
October 5, 2004
People
October 5, 2004
¢ Madonna new target of rant ¢ An update on ‘Update’ ¢ Sharpton celebrates the big 5-0
Briefly
October 5, 2004
¢ State labor department cutting staff hours ¢ Slaying suspect found competent to stand trial ¢ Robbery reported at Dollar General store
Briefly
October 5, 2004
¢ Bodies found in wreckage of missing family’s plane ¢ Removal of organs deemed homicide ¢ Four soldiers charged in Iraqi general’s death ¢ Briton charged in plot for ‘shoe-bomb’ attacks
Do-not-call list clears last hurdle
October 5, 2004
The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower-court ruling affirming the national do-not-call list’s constitutionality.
Banks no longer restricted on credit card offerings
October 5, 2004
MasterCard and Visa no longer can block banks from issuing credit cards from competitors after the Supreme Court declined to hear their appeal Monday.
Unique taxi service targets bar patrons
Business offers customers a ride in their vehicles
October 5, 2004
A Comedy Central show sparked an idea for a business to help curb drunken driving in Lawrence.
Anheuser-Busch brews up caffeinated, sweet beer
October 5, 2004
Brewer Anheuser-Busch on Monday said it would introduce a caffeinated, sweet-flavored beer for twentysomething club-goers to compete with the flavored rums and vodkas gaining ground on the dance floor.
Group hopes to maintain national prairie preserve
October 5, 2004
A group of high-profile Kansans is working to raise $4 million in private donations to keep the state from losing its premier national park.
Original astronaut Gordon Cooper dies
October 5, 2004
Gordon Cooper, who was the youngest and perhaps cockiest member of the original Mercury astronauts and set the space endurance record that helped clear the way for the first moon landing, has died. He was 77.
Is it KU or UK?
October 5, 2004
Florida governor challenges ruling in case of brain-damaged woman
October 5, 2004
Gov. Jeb Bush will ask the Florida Supreme Court to reconsider its 7-0 ruling against a law designed to keep a brain-damaged woman alive, a spokesman said Monday.
Tobacco trial testimony a setback to government
October 5, 2004
A longtime lawyer for major cigarette manufacturers said Monday government lawyers got it wrong when they speculated he would testify he knew firsthand that the industry had destroyed documents.
Court appointments keep on giving
October 5, 2004
Could we turn our attention for one brief moment from the rough and tumble world of presidential politics to the serene and cerebral world of the Supreme Court?
An opportunity
October 5, 2004
To-do list
October 5, 2004
Parties should leave Nader alone
October 5, 2004
Democrats have accused Republicans of engaging in “undemocratic” rhetoric with GOP suggestions that a vote for John Kerry is a victory for the terrorists. But in their fight over independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader, both parties have shown contempt for the democratic process.
Wichita craftsman to repair Cathedral
October 5, 2004
A recent storm and its high winds damaged several of the large stained glass panels at St. Fidelis Church, an attraction better known as the Cathedral of the Plains.
Military to file murder charges
Civilian court dismisses case against soldiers
October 5, 2004
Murder charges against two Fort Riley soldiers were dismissed Monday, clearing the way for action by military attorneys.
In the halls
October 5, 2004
What card games do you like to play?
County finalizes plans for roadwork near Clinton Lake
October 5, 2004
After idling for more than two decades, a road-realignment project near Clinton Lake is rolling toward construction.
Planting, harvesting continue across state
October 5, 2004
Cool temperatures and rain limited farm activity in the western third of Kansas, while dry conditions delayed wheat planting in the southeast, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday.
Lyle C. Hart
October 5, 2004
Ruth V. Connett
October 5, 2004
Erma Leola Brammell Steffey
October 5, 2004
Malcolm M. Simons Jr.
October 5, 2004
Last body identified in K.C. slayings
October 5, 2004
Authorities used a palm print to identify a woman whose death is believed to be linked to several others.
Free State eyes top-three finish
October 5, 2004
Free State High has finished in the top three in each of the last five Sunflower League tennis meets, and FSHS coach Jon Renberger wants that trend to continue today at Shawnee Mission East.
David Mitchell’s weekly football report
October 5, 2004
KU softball goes 3-1 over weekend
October 5, 2004
After winning three of four games over the weekend at the Jayhawk Fall Classic, Kansas University’s softball team will conclude the exhibition season this weekend in Lincoln, Neb.
Pippen expected to retire today
NBA veteran was hampered by injuries last season
October 5, 2004
Scottie Pippen, who teamed with Michael Jordan to form a tandem that drove the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles in the 1990s, is expected to retire after 17 seasons, an NBA source said.
Ostertag’s injury just latest for Sacramento
October 5, 2004
Greg Ostertag didn’t get hurt during his first practice as a member of the Sacramento Kings.
Lions’ Wilson snares league golf title
October 5, 2004
With a win all but in hand at Monday’s Sunflower League golf tournament at Meadowbrook Country Club, Lawrence High’s Sydney Wilson shot her dad a sheepish smile on hole No. 17.
Men’s golf in 12th place
October 5, 2004
Kansas University’s men’s golf team was in 12th place Monday after the first round of the 18-team Windon Memorial at Conway Farms Golf Club.
Border War’ no more; KU-MU series retitled
October 5, 2004
The sports rivalry between Kansas and Missouri universities has a new name.
Former NFL coach dead at 83
October 5, 2004
Nick Skorich, an NFL head coach in Cleveland and Philadelphia and the offensive line coach on the Eagles’ 1960 championship team, has died at the age of 83.
Brewers’ buyer thinks Milwaukee already on winning path
October 5, 2004
The buyer of the Milwaukee Brewers said Monday he doesn’t plan major changes to the ballclub — in the field or the front office.
MLB briefs
October 5, 2004
¢ Melvin fired by Mariners after 99-loss season ¢ Blue Jays tap Gibbons to replace Tosca
Datebook
October 5, 2004
K.C. skid: nevermore
Kansas City holds on, claims first win of year
October 5, 2004
The Kansas City Chiefs bullied the Baltimore Ravens with a dominant performance that belied their stature as a winless team.
Kansas rowers second
October 5, 2004
Jennifer Ebel and Lindsey Miles finished second in the open doubles to pace Kansas University’s rowing team at last weekend’s Head of the Oklahoma in Tulsa, Okla. In open singles, Erin Hennessey, Kristy Hainer, Gillian Van Ruyven and Paige Phillips finished fourth, seventh, ninth and 11th respectively.
On the record
October 5, 2004
Corrections
October 5, 2004
KU-KSU volleyball sold out
October 5, 2004
No tickets remain for Wednesday night’s Kansas-Kansas State volleyball match at the 1,300-seat Horejsi Center. However, a limited number of standing-room-only tickets may be available at the ticket window prior to the 7 p.m. match, KU officials said.
Women’s golf tied for 9th
October 5, 2004
Kansas University’s women’s golf team was tied for ninth of 18 teams Monday at the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Intercollegiate.
Kerry says Bush policies hurt scientific research
October 5, 2004
Picking up a little star power from actor Michael J. Fox, Democrat John Kerry launched a withering attack Monday against President George Bush over federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research.
Bush extends tax cuts for individuals, businesses
October 5, 2004
President Bush returned to Iowa, a state he narrowly lost in 2000, to sign into law on Monday an extension of tax relief for families and businesses that he is making central to his re-election campaign.
K-State prof charged in ex-wife’s slaying
$1 million bond set for suspect in rural death
October 5, 2004
A Kansas State University English professor walked into a Douglas County courtroom in shackles Monday after being charged with murdering his ex-wife last year at her home north of Lawrence.
Heavy registration hints at voter boom
As state deadlines loom, more seek poll eligibility
October 5, 2004
In a glimpse of what the nation might see a month from now, people lined up at election offices and caused parking lot traffic jams as voter registration deadlines fell Monday in more than a dozen states.
Don’t count wild cards out
Pitching prowess makes Boston, Houston dangerous
October 5, 2004
Curt Schilling and Pedro Martinez are revved up, and Roger Clemens and Roy Oswalt are rarin’ to go.
Mangino would like to revive rivalry
October 5, 2004
It seems like nothing more than proximity has kept the Kansas -Kansas State rivalry dangling on life support the way it has in the last decade.
Thelma Altenbernd
October 5, 2004
Ruth D. Small
October 5, 2004
Psycho’ screamer Janet Leigh dies
October 5, 2004
Actress Janet Leigh, whose gruesome and bloody murder in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” scared millions of female moviegoers out of the shower, died Sunday at her Beverly Hills home. She was 77.
Documentary gives long-lost Beach Boy reason to ‘Smile’
October 5, 2004
The documentary “Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of ‘Smile”’ (8 p.m., Showtime) celebrates a personal and artistic rise from the ashes.
Budget flexibility eludes KU
Block grants’ not aiding finances, legislators told
October 5, 2004
Four years ago, Kansas University officials cheered when state leaders agreed they would provide public universities with a “block grant” in the annual budgeting process.
South principal to retire in search of new classrooms
October 5, 2004
Thirty-one years ago, Russell Blackbird took a job teaching at Schwegler School.