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Basehor man charged in traffic death
October 6, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 1:04 p.m.) Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies this morning served an arrest warrant on the driver of the vehicle that struck and killed an intoxicated pedestrian March 14 outside a fraternity and sorority party near Teepee Junction.
Rain expected overnight
October 6, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 8:44 a.m.) If you’ve been hoping for some rainfall, you won’t have to wait long — damp weather is in the forecast starting tonight, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
6News video: Debates discussed at Dole Institute
October 6, 2004
About 50 people gathered at the Dole Institute of Politics on Tuesday afternoon for the first meeting of a free campaigns class.
6Sports video: Firebirds feature stellar senior class
October 6, 2004
The six seniors on the Free State volleyball team have years of experience together and have led the squad to 12 wins so far this year.The six seniors on the Free State volleyball team have years of experience together and have led the squad to 12 wins so far this year.
On the record
October 6, 2004
KU lab tests new retail technology
Researchers to offer advice on radio ID tags
October 6, 2004
Kansas University researchers have launched a project that they hope will establish the school as an expert in one of the fastest-growing areas of the retail industry.
Tribe plans to build casino in Wichita area
Project faces local, state and federal hurdles
October 6, 2004
The Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska announced plans Tuesday to develop a large casino in south-central Kansas, an off-reservation project that faces huge regulatory hurdles.
Muslims must lead fight against terrorism
October 6, 2004
The struggle that Americans call the war on terrorism will be won by Muslims and lost by Muslims at its now-distant end. The U.S. role must progressively shrink to shaping the battlefield for that contest rather than waging the war as an American-run enterprise.
At any price, we’re hooked on ‘joe’
October 6, 2004
The news broke last week. Right there on early-morning television, between reports about Middle East bombings and the final few weeks of the presidential campaign, came the headline that would truly affect America.
Daily ticker
October 6, 2004
Pippen retires after 17 seasons
October 6, 2004
Scottie Pippen played the sidekick to basketball’s greatest standout, creating a partnership the Chicago Bulls parlayed into an NBA dynasty with six titles in the 1990s.
KU audience says debate won’t likely sway votes
October 6, 2004
It was an entertaining evening, judging by the chuckles and murmurs, but Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate didn’t do much to sway the opinions of about 40 people who watched at Kansas University.
City nixes downtown advertising projections
October 6, 2004
Downtown Lawrence won’t soon go the way of electron-saturated Times Square.
Connett services
October 6, 2004
Haiti’s violence threatens food for Jeanne survivors
October 6, 2004
Political violence erupting in Haiti’s capital threatened urgently needed food delivery Tuesday, and aid officials warned that more than half the 250,000 people in the flood-devastated city of Gonaives remain hungry nearly three weeks after Tropical Storm Jeanne hit.
Sci-Fi Channel plumbs depths of paranormal
October 6, 2004
Proof that even ghostbusters need day jobs is on “Ghost Hunters” (8 p.m., Sci Fi), a documentary soap opera that follows the day-to-day dramas of Jason and Grant, two Rhode Island plumbers who moonlight as paranormal detectives.
Horoscopes
October 6, 2004
Security moms’ just an urban legend
October 6, 2004
May I admit to being relieved that the spotlight is off the “security mom?” I was beginning to cringe every time she came on the screen, touted as the woman whose fear of terrorism would swing the election.
Twins’ twin killings send Yankees to defeat
Minnesota turns record-setting five double plays, Santana tosses seven shutout innings, Jones homers in 2-0 victory
October 6, 2004
Johan Santana and the Minnesota Twins’ dazzling defense had the New York Yankees seeing double.
Firebird golfer Schuh records ace at LCC
October 6, 2004
Free State High senior Abby Schuh recorded a hole-in-one at the Lawrence High four-person scramble tournament Tuesday at Lawrence Country Club.
De Soto overwhelms Seahawks, 9-0
October 6, 2004
Seabury Academy boys soccer coach Brian Clyne wasn’t fooling himself or his squad when he scheduled formidable Class 4A foe De Soto.
Photo: Time for budget talks
October 6, 2004
Slumping KU needs big win over KSU
October 6, 2004
If Kansas University’s volleyball team ever needed a victory over in-state rival Kansas State, it’s now.
O-Northwest trips LHS
Familiar demons victimize Lions in 4-1 loss to Ravens
October 6, 2004
Against the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, the Kansas City Chiefs finally earned a win. The Lawrence High boys soccer team was not as successful against the Ravens of Olathe Northwest.
Green tomatoes can be fried, baked
Differences between stir-fry and pan-fry
October 6, 2004
Some green tomatoes will finish ripening and the rest can be the basis for green-tomato treats.
Wind farm won’t be coming to Chase County — for now
October 6, 2004
A Florida company that wants to make use of the winds blowing across the Great Plains to generate electricity has taken Chase County off its list of potential locations.
Teenager drops rape allegation
Police investigating other sexual assault reports
October 6, 2004
Lawrence Police said Tuesday they’ve stopped investigating an 18-year-old woman’s claim that she was raped after accepting a ride in a stretch limousine outside a campus-area bar.
Self: Sleep in, fellas
Effort means early end to KU hoops boot camp
October 6, 2004
Bill Self’s second Kansas University basketball boot camp went much smoother than his first.
Doubles teams lead LHS to fourth-place finish
Bullerman/Kelly, Robertson/Wanna solid for Lions
October 6, 2004
Lawrence High’s Amy Bullerman and Lauren Kelly weren’t interested in picking up their medals Tuesday at the Sunflower League tennis meet.
Area briefs
October 6, 2004
¢ Dinner offers chance to talk with candidates ¢ Former dean to speak at Baker convocation ¢ KU announces official name of heart facility ¢ LMH to dedicate Bob Billings center ¢ Lawrence center offers foster-parent classes
Men’s golf 10th
October 6, 2004
Kansas University’s men’s golf team placed 10th of 18 teams at the Windon Memorial on Tuesday at Conway Farms Golf Club. The Jayhawks posted a team score of 894. Sophomore Barrett Martens tied for 19th with a three-day score of 4-over-par 220, to lead KU, and Kevin Ward tied for 26th at 221. KU will next compete at the Stanford Invitational on Oct. 22-24 in Palo Alto, Calif.
House seeks to quash draft rumor
Chamber votes 402-2 to defeat bill to reinstate conscription
October 6, 2004
House Republicans sought to quash a persistent Internet rumor that President Bush wants to reinstate the draft if he is re-elected, engineering an overwhelming vote Tuesday killing legislation that would do just that.
Major offensive targets Iraq insurgents
October 6, 2004
More than 3,000 U.S. and Iraqi forces launched a major operation Tuesday against insurgent strongholds just south of Baghdad, their second mission in five days to wrest control from militants whose attacks threaten national elections seen as crucial to stabilizing this turbulent country.
People
October 6, 2004
¢ Lennon killer denied parole ¢ Foxx has new ‘Vice’ ¢ Moore vs. Bush, Kerry, MLB ¢ Zellweger taking coffee break
Briefly
October 6, 2004
¢ Mount St. Helens continues to tease ¢ Death-row inmate freed after 17 years ¢ Report: U.S. to delay troop redeployment ¢ Powell not concerned about nuclear program
Briefly
October 6, 2004
¢ Ship rescues pilot after crash in Pacific ¢ Law firm wins ‘pit bull’ fight ¢ Prison guard aids in inmate’s escape
Briefly
October 6, 2004
¢ U.S. vetoes resolution to end Israeli offensive ¢ Missiles with longer ranges announced ¢ Chechnya swears in new president ¢ Khmer Rouge leaders face genocide trials
Briefly
October 6, 2004
¢ Judge throws out gay marriage ban ¢ Poll finds widespread distrust of Muslims ¢ Space competition becomes annual rite
Memory lapses
We have our bad weather, to be sure, but we focus too much on that and not enough on some of the glorious times.
October 6, 2004
Ever notice how short our memories are where weather is concerned?
Fusion gamble
October 6, 2004
Wise or foolish?
October 6, 2004
Who pays?
October 6, 2004
Investors turning to energy markets
Crude oil prices top $51 a barrel on slow production
October 6, 2004
Oil prices darted above $51 a barrel Tuesday as output in the Gulf of Mexico remains in shambles more than two weeks after Hurricane Ivan tore through the region.
Commodities
October 6, 2004
Briefcase
October 6, 2004
¢ Subway closes store in downtown Lawrence ¢ KU alumnus to present lecture on global issues ¢ K.C. philanthropist steps down as UMB chairman
Halloween costs don’t spook parents
Spiderman top costume this year
October 6, 2004
Long gone are the days when Halloween costumes were cobbled together with old clothes, sheets or a costume-and-mask combination from a discount store.
Penalty drops Earnhardt
Driver docked 25 points for cursing
October 6, 2004
NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. was knocked out of first place in the Nextel Cup by a slip of the tongue.
Sheffield won’t be penalized for steroid admission
October 6, 2004
Yankees outfielder Gary Sheffield will not be penalized by the commissioner’s office after his admission that he unknowingly used a cream two years ago that contained illegal steroids.
Cardinals pack punch against Dodgers
Walker homers twice in St. Louis’ 8-3 opening-game victory
October 6, 2004
Larry Walker is back in the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade, and he’s making the most of his second shot.
Wright back in postseason spotlight for Braves
Pitcher who started Game 7 of 1997 World Series will be on mound today to oppose Clemens, Astros
October 6, 2004
Jaret Wright couldn’t get much lower: Waived by a last-place team, he stood outside Houston’s Minute Maid Park with his luggage stacked beside him, waiting for a cab that would take him to the airport.
Ravens await word on Lewis
NFL could suspend RB after guilty plea this week
October 6, 2004
The Baltimore Ravens expect Jamal Lewis to play Sunday night against the Washington Redskins. However, they already are preparing for the possibility an NFL suspension would take away their standout running back for up to four games.
World Golf Championships not so special anymore
PGA’s glut of big purses leads pros to skip events
October 6, 2004
Umbrellas were in, sunglasses out. Fans walked about Mount Juliet in golf shoes with metal spikes, something only seen (and heard) in Europe. No one in the gallery was drinking beer at 9 a.m. and screaming “Get in the hole!” when someone teed off on a par 5.
Bird propels Storm past Monarchs
October 6, 2004
Sue Bird had 10 points and 14 assists a day after having surgery on her broken nose, and the Seattle Storm advanced to the WNBA Finals with an 82-62 win Tuesday over the Sacramento Monarchs in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.
Berner solid so far
October 6, 2004
Lawrence’s Matt Berner wielded a hot bat during four Kansas University intrasquad baseball games last weekend at Hoglund Ballpark.
The biscotti lady
Audio-Reader volunteer bakes crunchy treats
October 6, 2004
Staff and volunteers at Kansas University’s Audio-Reader Network love Beverley Wilson, and not just because she comes in three times a week to read newspapers, magazines, books and catalogs to the blind and visually impaired.
Soup’s on: Fast or slow it’s good
October 6, 2004
When we talk about soup, we need to define our terms. That’s because soup can be divided into two general categories, namely the fast-cooking and the slow-cooking, and the differences between them can be substantial. While soup is generally regarded as an easy thing to prepare, the time it spends on the stove has a lot to do with what ultimately gets ladled into the bowl.
Biscotti recipes
October 6, 2004
The following biscotti recipes were submitted by Beverley Wilson, of rural Douglas County.
Cosby keeps KU laughing
October 6, 2004
All it took for Bill Cosby to draw a standing ovation Tuesday night was stepping onstage wearing a dark blue sweatshirt with the word “Kansas” emblazoned across it.
Flu shot supply cut just as season starts
British regulators’ move halves U.S. vaccine supply
October 6, 2004
Americans’ supply of flu vaccine was abruptly cut in half Tuesday, prompting the government to ask most healthy adults to delay or skip flu shots so the very young, the elderly and others most at risk from influenza can get scarce supplies.
Former Iraq administrator puts Bush on defensive
October 6, 2004
The White House staunchly defended its Iraq policy Tuesday as new questions emerged about President Bush’s prewar decisions and postwar planning. An impending weapons report undercut the administration’s main rationale for the war, and the former head of the American occupation said the United States had too few troops in Iraq after the invasion.
City briefs
October 6, 2004
¢ Townships, cities eligible for storm-expense aid ¢ Fraternity’s suspension extended to 2007 ¢ University commended for work with Japan ¢ Debate teams place high in tournaments
Mediterranean Meatloaf offers low-fat main dish
October 6, 2004
Whole grains are in great favor these days. Recent recommendations for dietary guidelines, popular diets and an overall desire for healthy eating all add to the appeal of whole grains.
Institute shares technique to making Mudslide Cookies
October 6, 2004
The rich and chewy Mudslide Cookie has become a best-selling treat at The Culinary Institute of America’s Apple Pie Bakery Cafe on the Hyde Park, N.Y., campus. With its deep chocolate taste, nutty crunch and brownie-like texture, it’s not surprising that customers return for more. Served with a tall glass of cold milk, these cookies provide a sinfully tasty escape any time of day.
Banker stirs up family favorites
Jayni’s Kitchen’ features Lawrence resident’s recipes
October 6, 2004
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Hop on the Chuck Wagon.”
Renowned artist’s work mistakenly sold for $20
Wichita officials want sculpture back
October 6, 2004
A valuable piece of work by a sculptor perhaps best known for his massive stainless steel fixture at the World Trade Center was mistakenly auctioned off here among surplus office equipment and dated Christmas decorations.
Potential witnesses named in fraud trial against Westar executives
October 6, 2004
Prosecutors are listing 97 people as potential witnesses for the federal fraud trial of David Wittig and another former Westar Energy Inc. executive accused of looting the utility.
Terrorist comments conviction upheld
October 6, 2004
An Olathe man who told co-workers that another terrorist attack was going to hit the United States and said all Americans should die was guilty of disorderly conduct, the Kansas Court of Appeals has ruled.
Cheney, Edwards get personal
Running mates go toe to toe
October 6, 2004
Iraq and terrorism dominated a hard-hitting and sometimes personal debate Tuesday night between the vice presidential nominees, with Vice President Dick Cheney accusing the Democratic ticket of lacking the judgment to lead, and Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., responding that Cheney and President Bush lack credibility.
Seniors quiz Kobach on health care issues
October 6, 2004
Some of Lawrence’s youngest potential voters got a chance Tuesday to quiz congressional candidate Kris Kobach.
Response disputes Williams’ claims
Filing says former director had been told he was on thin ice with board
October 6, 2004
The Kansas University Alumni Association says it doesn’t owe Fred Williams anything but good riddance.
Statutory rape trial begins with teen’s testimony
October 6, 2004
A judge under fire for her sentencings in the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl last summer has another underage sex case before her this week: the trial of a 36-year-old man charged with having sex with his children’s 13-year-old baby sitter.
Kerr says Sebelius dodged budget law
October 6, 2004
It sounded like a kitchen-table squabble over why the checkbook didn’t balance.
Family fighting kidnapper’s parole
Child’s 1990 slaying shocked Wichitans
October 6, 2004
Opponents of the possible release of a man convicted of kidnapping a 9-year-old Wichita girl and helping her killer have gotten an early start to fight his parole.
Kenneth Norvell Owens
October 6, 2004
Small services
October 6, 2004
Altenbernd services
October 6, 2004
Kerns services
October 6, 2004
Henrietta Zwiers
October 6, 2004
KU committee preparing for accreditation process
October 6, 2004
The committee hoping to renew Kansas University’s accreditation has nearly completed a report outlining all the university’s activities.
Pro-choice group warns of state bans on abortions
October 6, 2004
Thirty states are poised to make abortion illegal within a year if the Supreme Court reversed its 1973 ruling establishing a woman’s legal right to an abortion, an advocacy group said Tuesday.
Three Americans win Nobel for work on subatomic force
October 6, 2004
Three Americans won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for revealing how forces in the atomic nucleus keep it from flying apart — a discovery that has brought science one step closer to a “grand unified theory” of how the universe operates at the subatomic level.
Probe sought on memos about Bush given to CBS
October 6, 2004
Fifty-one members of Congress have requested an investigation into the suspected forgery of memos used by CBS to report on President Bush’s service in the National Guard.
Scary story contest deadline coming up
October 6, 2004
The deadline to enter the Journal-World’s “Scary Story Contest” is Oct. 15.
Coker ready for full-time again
KU offensive lineman ‘100 percent’ after sustaining leg injury
October 6, 2004
Tony Coker broke his silence Tuesday regarding his preseason leg injury, saying he’s “100 percent” and ready for Saturday’s football showdown with Kansas State.
Chiefs finally can exhale
With first victory in bag, K.C. ready to look ahead
October 6, 2004
At 1-3, the Kansas City Chiefs aren’t where they would like to be. But a 27-24 win Monday night at Baltimore has sent the Chiefs into their bye week feeling better about themselves, their program and their chances of salvaging the season.
Arizona activists seek immigration crackdown
October 6, 2004
Activists who say that illegal immigrants are draining Arizona’s coffers by fraudulently obtaining government services are pushing a ballot measure that could throw state workers in jail for turning a blind eye to such practices.
Afghan candidates rally supporters
Presidential election is Saturday
October 6, 2004
Watched over by American bodyguards and sharpshooters, Afghanistan’s eternally optimistic interim president told a campaign rally of 10,000 people Tuesday that this weekend’s election is a key step in their recovery from decades of war and hardship.
Al-Zarqawi’s role in attacks doubted
October 6, 2004
Whenever a car bombing, beheading or other spectacular act of violence takes place in Iraq these days, U.S. officials are quick to blame Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. If he hasn’t already taken responsibility himself.
Comedian Rodney Dangerfield dies
October 6, 2004
Rodney Dangerfield, the bug-eyed comic whose self-deprecating one-liners brought him stardom in clubs, television and movies and made his lament “I don’t get no respect” a catchphrase, died Tuesday. He was 82.
Schilling tough enough for Red Sox
Ramirez, Millar provide power as Boston rolls past Angels, 9-3
October 6, 2004
Curt Schilling has pitched a lot better in big games than he did Tuesday.