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3 teens arrested in drag race injury accident
October 12, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 4:13 p.m.) Three teenage boys were arrested today at Free State High School for their part in a drag race that led to an accident that injured a teenage girl and her two passengers last week in west Lawrence.
Eldridge auctioned for $2.9 million
October 12, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 2:14 p.m.) KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Former Kansas University quarterback Bobby Douglass and KU alum Mitchell Chaney had the winning bid for Lawrence’s historic Eldridge Hotel, which was auctioned today before bankruptcy judge Robert Berger in Kansas City, Kan.
Report: 1 in 4 Kansans don’t earn enough to meet basic needs
October 12, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 11:06 a.m.) TOPEKA — One in four Kansans don’t make enough income to meet their basic needs, according to a report released Tuesday.
Damp, cool conditions in forecast
October 12, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 8:20 a.m.) Scattered rain will keep Lawrence damp through the early afternoon. And you can expect cool weather for the rest of the day. “I’d take a coat with you and an umbrella,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “Don’t be surprised if you see plenty of puddles out there.”
Narrow view
October 12, 2004
Daily ticker
October 12, 2004
County makes room for ‘zero-energy’ homes
Core Investments wins approval to build upscale housing project
October 12, 2004
South Korean investors are sinking $1.2 million into a plan to bring environmentally sensitive homes to a harsh patch of Douglas County rangeland.
Supply fears continue to pump up oil prices
Strike in Nigeria adds to production concerns
October 12, 2004
Oil futures prices advanced to a new high Monday as a strike began in Africa’s largest exporter of crude, exacerbating global supply concerns at a time of strong demand and reduced output in the hurricane-ravaged Gulf of Mexico.
No violence
October 12, 2004
War precedent
October 12, 2004
Fantasy world
October 12, 2004
Debate transcript favors Bush
October 12, 2004
Try listening on the radio to the final presidential debate for a different perspective. Then read the transcript. Only after that, watch a rerun on television. That’s what I did for the second debate between Sen. John Kerry and President George W. Bush. My impression was starkly different from what it would have been had I only watched TV.
Soldier has some questions
October 12, 2004
I am a 28-year veteran of the active Army and Reserves, having served the nation in civilian and military assignments in Grenada, Honduras, El Salvador, Somalia, Haiti, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Dream teams
Teens take charge with fantasy football
October 12, 2004
This year Brett Favre, the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, will play on the same team as Tiki Barber, running back for the New York Giants. No, this is not a prediction for the NFL Pro Bowl in February. Favre and Barber play together every Sunday for Giddens, Marshall Rake’s fantasy football team, which has become an increasingly popular pastime for young, male sports fans.
In the halls
October 12, 2004
What are you going to be for Halloween?
Sex scandal costing Colorado
Legal fees already more than $1 million at CU
October 12, 2004
The University of Colorado’s legal fees in the football recruiting and sex scandal have exceeded $1 million, with a trial still more than seven months away.
Wichita officials, buyer won’t budge on sculpture sold by mistake at auction
October 12, 2004
A man who bought parts of a sculpture put up for auction by mistake is still at odds with the city, which wants them back.
Domestic violence task force created
October 12, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius announced Monday the creation of a domestic violence fatality review board, naming a former attorney general to lead it.
Senate approves corporate tax breaks
Democrats criticize $136 billion relief bill as ‘huge giveaway’
October 12, 2004
The Senate shipped President Bush a wide-ranging $136 billion corporate tax-cut bill and a disaster aid package Monday, letting lawmakers head home for the finale of the presidential and congressional campaigns.
Student reports early-morning sexual assault
Police seek suspect in attack on 22-year-old woman near Kansas University campus
October 12, 2004
Lawrence Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who attacked and sexually assaulted a 22-year-old Kansas University student in the 1100 block of Tennessee Street as she walked home from a downtown bar.
Free’ sculpture selected to commemorate sesquicentennial
October 12, 2004
The southwest corner of Sixth and Massachusetts streets is about to gain a spark of color.
Sweeney Services
October 12, 2004
Kari Ann Brende Locke
October 12, 2004
Student newspaper editor killed in car accident
October 12, 2004
Barbara Meyer, a senior at Kansas State University, was killed Sunday in an accident on Interstate 70.
Report: U.S. hiding detained terrorist suspects
October 12, 2004
At least 11 al-Qaida suspects have “disappeared” in U.S. custody, and some may have been tortured, according to a Human Rights Watch said in a report issued Monday.
Edwards makes stop in Kansas City
October 12, 2004
Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards mocked President Bush’s answer to a debate question, saying Monday the incumbent failed to recognize his mistakes.
Corrections
October 12, 2004
A story in Sunday’s Arts & Living section incorrectly identified the instrument played by Kansas University music professor Larry Maxey. He plays the clarinet.
Series opener may be tough act to follow
Renowned string quartet kicks off Swarthout Chamber Music Series
October 12, 2004
The esteemed reputation of the Cypress String Quartet may have accounted for the larger-than-usual audience for Sunday afternoon’s opening event of the Swarthout Chamber Music Series, and concertgoers were not disappointed.
KU’s high credit rating to cut interest on bonds
University earns third-highest ranking from Moody’s Investor Service
October 12, 2004
For the first time in history, Kansas University has solicited a credit rating with hopes of cutting interest rates.
KU reveals 50th anniversary Fieldhouse logo
October 12, 2004
Kansas University officials have released a logo celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first basketball game played in Allen Fieldhouse.
Sumner stops Seabury
Seahawks fall, 6-2
October 12, 2004
The four seniors on the Seabury Academy soccer squad suffered multiple disappointments on Senior Night.
Rain shuts down play
October 12, 2004
Spectators saw more rain than tennis Monday at the Class 6A regional at Indian Creek Rec Center.
Briefly
October 12, 2004
¢ VFW group gives nod to Ryun ¢ Docking endorses Brownback opponent
David Mitchell’s weekly football report
October 12, 2004
CFL’s Eskimos to honor Pless
October 12, 2004
The Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League added Willie Pless to their Wall of Honour on Monday night.
Cardinals advanced to NLCS despite 0-fer from Rolen
October 12, 2004
Another round of playoffs is giving Scott Rolen a chance to get his timing back.
MLB briefs
October 12, 2004
¢ Cards’ to sell tickets to World Series Saturday ¢ MLB recalls T-shirts ¢ Welke, Marsh crew chiefs
KU students receive leadership award
October 12, 2004
Two Kansas University seniors were announced Saturday as recipients of this year’s Excellence in Community Service, Education and Leadership (ExCEL) award at Kansas University.
House candidates answer questions in Internet chats
Moore, Boyda both address prescription costs
October 12, 2004
Democratic candidate Nancy Boyda said that her first bill introduced in Congress, should she unseat incumbent 2nd District Congressman Jim Ryun, would aim at lowering prescription drug costs by letting the federal government’s Medicaid and Medicare programs negotiate directly with drug companies.
Gladys Cooley Gitzendanner
October 12, 2004
Candidates invited to education forum
October 12, 2004
Candidates for congressional and state offices have been invited to debate education issues during a forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the commons area at Lawrence High School, 1901 La.
Bush criticizes Kerry’s terrorist ‘nuisance’ remark
October 12, 2004
Bracing for their final debate, John Kerry accused President Bush of favoring “friends in the oil industry” over consumers strapped with rising fuel bills on Monday, while Bush said his challenger so misunderstood the war on terror that he thought it could be reduced to “a nuisance” akin to prostitution or illegal gambling.
Bond issue could top $50 million
October 12, 2004
What would it cost to deal with building needs at Lawrence’s junior high schools and high schools?
Officials prepare for simulated disaster
County agrees to participate in FEMA Integrated Emergency Management Course
October 12, 2004
A team from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in town next week to begin preparing for a massive, five-day disaster exercise that will take dozens of local officials to Maryland.
Ogden R. Lindsley
October 12, 2004
Reeve’s final role left heroic medical legacy
October 12, 2004
By the time he died, Christopher Reeve had at last “escaped the cape” — he had become bigger than the Superman character he portrayed on screen.
Audit can’t explain how Topeka schools lost $554,000
Counterfeit check scheme went undetected for months
October 12, 2004
State officials said Monday they still knew little about a counterfeit check scheme that scammed the Topeka school district out of more than $554,000 during a 17-month period. Auditors said poor accounting practices contributed to the scheme going undetected for so long.
6News video: Moore chats with voters
October 12, 2004
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, 3rd Congressional District Democrat, participated in an online chat at 3 p.m. Monday at the News Center. Moore answered questions from readers on topics such as his position on gay marriages and Social Security.
6Sports video: Downed goalposts put a hitch in Free State’s game plan
October 12, 2004
The Firebirds are going to host Topeka High at Memorial Stadium on Friday night. However, there’s no guarantee that the new goalposts will be in place in time for the game.
6News video: Boyda chats with voters
October 12, 2004
Nancy Boyda, Democratic candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, participated in an online chat at 1 p.m. Monday at the News Center. Boyda answered questions from readers on topics such as the bills she wants to pass and the presidential candidate she plans to vote for.
Briefly
October 12, 2004
¢ Teen survives in car for days in ravine ¢ Massive power outage deliberately set off
Briefly
October 12, 2004
¢ American detained 3 years returns to Saudi Arabia ¢ Suspected Mafia burial site yields human remains ¢ $214.7M Powerball ticket sold
Datebook
October 12, 2004
On the record
October 12, 2004
River fights continue to cost state
October 12, 2004
Kansas has won important legal battles and resolved big issues in its battles to make sure enough water flows to farmers and communities in the Arkansas and Republican river basins.
Titans add to Packers’ misery
Tennessee scores record 48-27 win at once-feared Lambeau
October 12, 2004
Lambeau Field now is a desired destination, as Chris Brown and the Tennessee Titans were the latest to learn.
Pats, Eagles expected success
Jets, Giants, Steelers, Lions, Chargers, Falcons proof of parity
October 12, 2004
It’s no surprise that New England and Philadelphia are unbeaten after a quarter of the NFL season, with the Patriots holding a nice new NFL record with 19 straight victories, counting playoffs.
NFL briefs
October 12, 2004
¢ Panthers’ injury list continues to grow ¢ Dolphin QBs unsettled ¢ 49ers’ tight end ailing ¢ Bengals’ Warrick hobbled
Insurgents handing in weapons
Truce seen with Shiite fighters, but attacks persist elsewhere
October 12, 2004
Shiite fighters unloaded cars full of machine guns, mortars and land mines Monday as a five-day, weapons-for-cash disarmament program kicked off in Baghdad’s Sadr City district, a sign of progress in the center of Shiite resistance in Iraq.
Reeve abandoned cape later in career
Actor’s injuries didn’t end work in film, TV
October 12, 2004
Christopher Reeve, the chiseled, strapping “Superman” of celluloid who became another kind of hero as a force for spinal cord research after a devastating horse-riding accident in 1995, died Sunday at age 52.
Fall break won’t faze ‘Phog’
KU officials hope for full house for hoops showcase despite student vacation
October 12, 2004
Doors will swing open at 8 p.m. Friday for “Late Night in the Phog” at Allen Fieldhouse.
Briefly
October 12, 2004
¢ EU lifts sanctions against Libya ¢ Key challenger drops election boycott ¢ Yukos ordered to pay part of 2001 tax claim
People
October 12, 2004
¢ Students say no Moore ¢ Wifeless at work ¢ On-screen amore ¢ More acts join MTV’s Latin VMAs
Briefcase
October 12, 2004
¢ Boeing CEO confident about tanker contract ¢ Asian airline to buy two Boeing 717-200s ¢ Oracle may lower bid for rival PeopleSoft
No age rollback
October 12, 2004
A campaign to lower the legal drinking age doesn’t inspire confidence. Somehow the signs they were carrying didn’t make us more comfortable with the idea they were promoting.
Horoscopes
October 12, 2004
Former MVP Caminiti dead at age 41
All-Star third baseman had admitted to violating parole last month in Houston
October 12, 2004
Ken Caminiti was fearless on a baseball field. He made incredible stops at third base, swatted home runs from both sides of the plate and played through pain that would wither most men.
Saudi women barred from voting, seeking office
October 12, 2004
Women may neither vote nor run in Saudi Arabia’s first nationwide elections, the government announced Monday, dashing hopes of progressive Saudis and easing fears among conservatives that the kingdom was moving too fast on reforms.
American, Norwegian economists share Nobel
October 12, 2004
An American and a Norwegian won the 2004 Nobel Memorial Prize in economic sciences Monday for research on how government policies affect economies around the world and why supply-side shocks like high oil prices can dampen business cycles.
Sibyl E. Rice
October 12, 2004
U.S. review mixed on bioterror readiness
Report nearly unanimous biological attack will occur
October 12, 2004
The United States has improved its odds of defeating a biological attack from agents such as smallpox or anthrax, a report to be released today concludes.
Freshman starting strong
KU’s Giangrosso in third place at Sunflower Invite
October 12, 2004
The scores weren’t very good Monday at Alvamar Country Club.
Woodling: It’s not a good time to be a Nebraska fan
October 12, 2004
Everything you wanted to know about Nebraska’s stunning 70-10 football loss Saturday at Texas Tech, but were too caught up in Kansas University’s supremely satisfying victory over Kansas State to ask.
Boston’s Schilling seeks to silence Yanks
October 12, 2004
Curt Schilling signed with Boston for this very reason — to silence the hated Yankees and pitch the Red Sox to that elusive World Series title.
Time to go goalpost shopping
KU compiling aftermath expense report
October 12, 2004
At least Saturday’s football game put extra cash in Kansas University’s wallet.
Jury selection opens today in trial of former Westar leaders
Wittig, Lake faces charges of looting Topeka utility
October 12, 2004
When the trial of former Westar Energy Inc. chief executive David Wittig gets under way this week, prosecutors are sure to talk about his Ferrari and the $128,000 he spent on window treatment as they press accusations he and another executive tried to loot the largest utility in Kansas.
Callahan not bitter about rout
October 12, 2004
Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach never stops trying to score points, even with a big lead. He makes no apologies for that, and Nebraska coach Bill Callahan doesn’t expect any.
Nova’ dramatizes story of Typhoid Mary
October 12, 2004
Who ever dreamed that a soap opera star would appear on “Nova” (7 p.m., PBS, check local listings)? The sober and scholarly science series goes to great lengths to dramatize the story of Typhoid Mary, in the provocative installment “The Most Dangerous Woman in America.”
Utility bills expected to climb this winter
October 12, 2004
It could be a long, cold, expensive winter in the Lawrence area.
Mobile system helps improve emergency workers’ efficiency
October 12, 2004
Lawrence Police now have electronic links that allow them to check license plates without a dispatcher’s assistance no matter where, no matter when.
Privacy getting harder to come by
October 12, 2004
You might have missed it amid other headlines, but the Supreme Court came down on your side last week.
Technology bridges international classes
New program links KU students with worldly peers
October 12, 2004
Lee Grignon was trying to write a collaborative essay examining theories of democracy.
Briefly
October 12, 2004
¢ State program provides free mammograms ¢ Higher education needs topic of presentations ¢ Alumni vice president leaving for Nebraska ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
U.N. agency worried about Iraq’s missing nuclear materials
October 12, 2004
The U.N. nuclear watchdog expressed concern Monday at the disappearance from Iraq’s nuclear facilities of high-precision equipment that could be used to make nuclear weapons.
Lions’ Wilson wins again
Junior takes title by one stroke; LHS third in team standngs
October 12, 2004
Sydney Wilson has won back-to-back golf events.
Astros end postseason futility
Houston hammers Braves, 12-3, to earn berth to NLCS
October 12, 2004
They jumped on each other at the pitcher’s mound, then headed off to the clubhouse to pop some champagne.
A man’s world
Lawrence Police fail to bridge gender gap
October 12, 2004
They didn’t come up empty, but it was close.