Archive for Saturday, October 16, 2004

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No problem, child
Pastors, parents share strategies for keeping kids quiet in church
October 16, 2004
The Rev. Gary Teske doesn’t mind when children get fidgety and fussy and generally make a racket during worship services.
Consideration should be priority
October 16, 2004
When it comes to children making a fuss during religious services, it’s helpful for all sides — parents, pastors and other worshippers — to strive to be considerate and understanding.
Sibling rivalry rooted in jealous competition
October 16, 2004
Why do my kids have to fight all the time? I have three of them and they drive me crazy. Why can’t they be nice to each other?
Right to speak
October 16, 2004
Ethical news
October 16, 2004
Racing teens
October 16, 2004
Chamber honors area companies
Lawrence economic leaders show appreciation for existing businesses
October 16, 2004
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce officials recognized five area companies during a ceremony Friday morning in an effort to ensure that existing businesses know they’re appreciated.
Federal Reserve chief tries to calm oil fears
Greenspan says oil prices shouldn’t cause recession
October 16, 2004
The world will be living with volatile oil prices for years to come, but this year’s price spike should not be serious enough to push the country into a recession, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Friday.
Overland Park-based Sprint to cut additional 700 jobs
Company cites rising competition, court ruling
October 16, 2004
Sprint Corp., the telecommunications giant, said Friday it would eliminate 700 jobs in its business solutions division as it stops selling business long distance services outside of package deals. The cuts represent 7.8 percent of the division’s work force.
US Airways allowed to cut workers’ pay
October 16, 2004
A bankruptcy judge granted US Airways authority Friday to immediately cut the pay of its union workers by 21 percent through mid-February, saying the airline’s situation is so dire that urgent action must be taken.
Briefly
October 16, 2004
¢ Judge removes park ban on snowmobiles ¢ City completes deal to privatize toll road ¢ Counseling seen as best to prevent teen violence ¢ Muslim sentenced for Saudi prince plot ¢ Bush adviser testifies before federal grand jury ¢ Kerry campaign seeks equal time on stations ¢ Poll: Military members, families trust Bush ¢ Edwards’ flight delayed after indicator light ¢ Five nations elected to Security Council ¢ Al-Qaida suspect arrested on warrant ¢ U.S. allies agree on plan for Iran nuclear program ¢ Cultural shift affects Ramadan traditions ¢ Gunfire erupts as Aristide loyalists demonstrate ¢ U.N. agency: 70,000 have died in Sudan refugee camps ¢ Cleric with al-Qaida links charged in hotel attack ¢ In letter, Stewart says she’s adjusting to life behind bars ¢ Spacecraft docks with international station ¢ British flu vaccine unsafe, FDA concludes ¢ Report: Medicare drug card info confusing
Scouting news
October 16, 2004
FCE News
October 16, 2004
Club news
October 16, 2004
Engagements
October 16, 2004
Killer in fire deaths seeks new trial
October 16, 2004
Attorneys for convicted murderer Wallace Dixon III told the Kansas Supreme Court that errors by the judge in Dixon’s case tainted the jury and denied him the right to a public trial.
Rules limit hiring of disabled workers
October 16, 2004
Two Wichita companies that provide jobs for the disabled have had to get creative a year after federal regulators banned local vocational programs from referring clients to them.
Federal charges may get shooter longer term
October 16, 2004
Local prosecutors couldn’t do it. A local judge couldn’t do it. But Uncle Sam has found a way to seek a longer prison sentence for Jason A.
Moore breaks funding records
Ryun slightly outpaces Democratic rival Boyda
October 16, 2004
Democratic Rep. Dennis Moore dashed past campaign fund-raising records, while Republican Rep. Jim Ryun was barely outpacing his challenger, according to reports released Friday.
The best debater may not be the most qualified president
October 16, 2004
The debates are over, and political pundits and spinmeisters now are having a field day telling the public who won the three presidential encounters and the one vice-presidential debate.
Leyland George Grammer
October 16, 2004
J.W. Basinger
October 16, 2004
Jonathan O. Nottingham
October 16, 2004
Florence M. Sens
October 16, 2004
Sara Jo Hoobing
October 16, 2004
People
October 16, 2004
¢ Citizen Carrey ¢ A plea to Oprah ¢ Rockin’ PSAs ¢ Mel almighty
Kerry sees ‘great potential’ for Bush to reinstate draft
October 16, 2004
John Kerry charged Friday that there is a “great potential” President Bush will reinstate the military draft if re-elected, as the two candidates battled furiously for an edge with the voters of Iowa and Wisconsin, who are deeply divided over the Iraq war, the economy and their presidential choice.
Election watchers fear another 2000
Deadlock, terrorism could wreak havoc with presidential vote
October 16, 2004
Despite all the vows of “never again” after the Florida fiasco of 2000, the scary scenarios for Election Day 2004 seem only to have increased: A tie vote in the Electoral College. A terrorist strike on Election Day. A disputed outcome in a critical state.
Mildred Anna Denison
October 16, 2004
Zimbabwe opposition leader found not guilty of treason in presidential death plot
October 16, 2004
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was acquitted of treason Friday in a stunning decision from a court system that routinely favors President Robert Mugabe’s government.
Castroneves claims pole, ties IRL mark
October 16, 2004
Helio Castroneves tied an IRL record by winning a fourth consecutive pole in qualifying Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway.
New review finds more Bush Guard records
October 16, 2004
Weeks after Texas National Guard officials signed an oath swearing they had turned over all of President Bush’s military records, independent examiners found more than two dozen pages of previously unreleased documents about Bush.
Area briefs
October 16, 2004
¢ Replacement named for retired police chief ¢ Media adviser’s firing to be investigated
Landon Building’s fate unclear
State recommends moving all offices to Docking site
October 16, 2004
State officials on Friday recommended abandoning the Landon Building and reconstructing the Docking State Office Building at a cost of $66 million.
Lawrence residents indicted in cocaine charges near schools
Neighborhood association had reported suspicious behavior
October 16, 2004
Two Lawrence men arrested in August on crack cocaine charges were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Kan.
Lawrence Datebook
October 16, 2004
Els earns pair of wins
Singh ousted by Langer in Match Play
October 16, 2004
Ernie Els scored close victories over Scott Drummond and Angel Cabrera on Friday to move into the semifinals of the World Match Play Championship and stay on course for a record sixth title.
FDA orders stronger warnings on youth antidepressants
October 16, 2004
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday ordered that all antidepressants carry “black box” warnings that they “increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior” in children who take them.
Goalie records 9th shutout; KU soccer wins, 1-0
October 16, 2004
Senior goalkeeper Meghan Miller made three saves and picked up her Big 12 Conference-leading ninth shutout as Kansas University’s soccer team won its fifth straight, defeating Oklahoma State, 1-0, Friday at the Cowgirl Soccer Complex.
KU tennis hammered at Eck Classic
October 16, 2004
Stephanie Smith beat Michigan State’s Shelley Brady, 7-6, 6-4, for Kansas University’s lone victory during the first day of the Eck Tennis Classic on Friday at the Courtney Tennis Center.
Jayhawks play host to Mizzou
October 16, 2004
Amazing what a simple victory can do to boost a team’s spirits. Kansas University’s volleyball team has had tastes of victory, but it’s ready to take gulps.
LHS, FSHS: League tuneup for state
October 16, 2004
Today might be only the Sunflower League meet for the Lawrence and Free State high schools’ cross-country teams at Rim Rock Farm, but both squads’ coaches said this meet would carry a lot of weight since state will be contested at the same spot in two weeks.
Menninger Clinic archives given home in Topeka
October 16, 2004
The Menninger Clinic is gone from the city where it served scholars and psychiatric patients for more than 75 years, but 3,400 boxes of archival Menninger material now have a permanent home in Topeka.
Rain makes Yankees, Red Sox wait
Boston’s Schilling could be available for sixth or seventh game
October 16, 2004
Fenway Park was soaked from rain by game time Friday night, making it no surprise that Game 3 of the AL championship series would not be played as scheduled. Then the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox had to deal with the fallout.
Nomar who? Red Sox, fans find winning helps heal old wounds
October 16, 2004
For years, he was the face of the Boston Red Sox, a standout shortstop, a favorite of old ladies and children who barely had shoulders wide enough to fit the name “Garciaparra” on the back of their T-shirts.
Astros back home in 0-2 hole
Houston hangs hopes on Clemens in Game 3
October 16, 2004
Roger Clemens watched Albert Pujols, Scott Rolen and the rest of the St. Louis sluggers dig into the batter’s box and take big whacks at Busch Stadium.
Bliss bags first Busch win in SpongeBob 300
October 16, 2004
Mike Bliss used a gutsy three-wide pass to take the lead, then held off a charging Matt Kenseth over the final few laps to win his first Busch series race Friday night.
Pole-winner Skinner penalized
October 16, 2004
Mike Skinner extended Toyota’s streak of poles to three on the NASCAR truck circuit with a record-breaking qualifying run Friday at Texas Motor Speedway.
Dali-Disney movie finally premieres
Surrealist ‘Destino,’ begun in 1946, part of artist’s collaboration with cartoonist
October 16, 2004
A narrow waisted, emerald-eyed brunette flits through a desert full of melting clocks and wacky perspectives, looking for her lover. Giant telephones levitate. Bicyclists with bread loaf helmets pedal by.
Tonganoxie 49, Bonner Springs 16
October 16, 2004
With an average of more than two-points per minute during the third quarter, the Chieftains (6-1) racked up their third straight victory with 42 or more points.
Wellsville 21, Burlington 6
October 16, 2004
It must be district time again, because the Eagles came out with the win.
Hindu goddess Durga to be celebrated
October 16, 2004
Hundreds of Hindus who emigrated to America from West Bengal will soon gather in Lawrence for a major celebration entwining religious, cultural and social overtones.
Immaculata 39, McLouth 6
October 16, 2004
Despite a quick score from Kevin Stewart that pumped up the home crowd, Immaculata answered with 39 unanswered points.
KU recruiting coup continues
October 16, 2004
Apparently, the Kansas University football team’s aggressive recruiting tactics continue to pay dividends.
Clayton L. Comfort
October 16, 2004
Consumer advocacy
Kansans should applaud efforts by the state attorney general to police business practices that treat consumers unfairly
October 16, 2004
Two legal cases in the news this week — one that was filed and one that may be waiting in the wings — fully deserve the attention of the Kansas Attorney General’s Office.
Terror twins?
October 16, 2004
Mom-and-pop shops get makeover treatment
October 16, 2004
“Taking Care of Business” (9 p.m. today, TLC) offers a smart variation on the tired — and, to my mind, tiresome — makeover reality genre.
Late Night ‘04 video: Men’s scrimmage, pt. 1
October 16, 2004
The 2004-2005 men’s basketball team scrimmaged at Late Night 2004.
Late Night ‘04 video: Men’s team dance
October 16, 2004
The entire men’s team dances in a circle.
6Sports video: Eudora rolls over Santa Fe Trail
October 16, 2004
With 134 yards and three touchdowns, Eudora’s Brendan Jackson led the Cardinals to a 49-13 victory against Santa Fe Trail Friday.
6Sports video: FSHS falls in three OTs
October 16, 2004
The Firebirds lost their district opener against Topeka High in triple overtime Friday night at Haskell Stadium.
6Sports video: Chieftains take out Braves
October 16, 2004
Tonganoxie defeated Bonner Springs, 49-16, Friday night at Bonner Springs.
6Sports video: LHS opens district with 33-7 victory
October 16, 2004
The Lions ripped the Junior Blues, 33-7, Friday night in Topeka.
6News video: Art a la Carte
October 16, 2004
It only seems appropriate as Election Day approaches that the weekend entertainment options would be both frightening and political.
Late Night ‘04 video: Men’s scrimmage, pt. 4
October 16, 2004
The 2004-2005 men’s basketball team scrimmaged at Late Night.
Late Night ‘04 video: Layups and dunks, pt. 1
October 16, 2004
The Jayhawks warm-up with layups and eventually dunks.
Late Night ‘04 video: The 2004-05 men’s basketball team
October 16, 2004
The 2004-2005 men’s basketball team officially walks onto the court.
Late Night ‘04 video: Reality TV hits the Fieldhouse
October 16, 2004
Kaylee Brown kicks people off the “Teammate” reality show.
Late Night ‘04 video: NBA hypnotist Tom Silver, pt. 4
October 16, 2004
NBA hypnotist Tom Silver hypnotizes some fans at Late Night.
Late Night ‘04 video: The 2004-05 Lady ‘Hawks
October 16, 2004
The 2004-2005 women’s basketball team is introduced.
Late Night ‘04 video: Women warm-up
October 16, 2004
The women warm up for their first scrimmage at Late Night.
Late Night ‘04 video: Freshman dance-off
October 16, 2004
Freshmen Alex Galindo, C.J. Giles, Darnell Jackson, Sasha Kaun, Matt Kleinmann and Russell Robinson have a dance-off at center-court.
Late Night ‘04 video: The best week ever…
October 16, 2004
After beating K-State, having Late Night and bringing women’s basketball back, the Jayhawks are having the best week ever.
Late Night ‘04 video: Coach Bonnie has first ‘Late Night’
October 16, 2004
Coach Bonnie Henrickson talks about why she came to KU and her plans for the future.
Late Night ‘04 video: Behind the Music
October 16, 2004
Sophomores Jeremy Case, Nick Bahe and J.R. Giddens perform as the Temptations.
Late Night ‘04 video: Women scrimmage Dream Team, pt. 1
October 16, 2004
The KU women’s basketball team scrimmaged the Dream Team at Late Night in the Phog 2004.
Late Night ‘04 video: Seniors say “We Do”
October 16, 2004
Seniors Wayne Simien, Aaron Miles, Keith Langford and Mike Lee promise to honor their commitment to the season, their teammates and Kansas Basketball.
Late Night ‘04 video: Women scrimmage Dream Team, pt. 2
October 16, 2004
The KU women’s basketball team scrimmaged the Dream Team at Late Night in the Phog 2004.
Late Night ‘04 video: Coach Self welcomes, thanks fans
October 16, 2004
Coach Self thanks the fans for their attendance and passion for the “greatest basketball team in America”.
Late Night ‘04 video: Men’s scrimmage, pt. 2
October 16, 2004
The 2004-2005 men’s basketball team scrimmaged at Late Night.
Late Night ‘04 video: Layups and dunks, pt. 2
October 16, 2004
The Jayhawks warm-up with layups and eventually dunks.
Late Night ‘04 video: ‘Coach’ Sebelius gets honorary jersey
October 16, 2004
Governor Kathleen Sebelius talks about the football victory over Kansas State and the future of the women’s basketball team.
Late Night ‘04 video: Men’s scrimmage, pt. 5
October 16, 2004
The 2004-2005 men’s basketball team scrimmaged at Late Night.
Late Night ‘04 video: NBA hypnotist Tom Silver, pt. 2
October 16, 2004
NBA hypnotist Tom Silver hypnotizes some fans at Late Night.
Late Night ‘04 video: Top 10
October 16, 2004
The Late Night show, with juniors Moulaye Niang, Jeff Hawkins, Stephen Vinson and Christian Moody.
Late Night ‘04 video: What not to wear
October 16, 2004
Crystal Kemp and Erica Hallman critique what people are wearing.
Late Night ‘04 video: NBA hypnotist Tom Silver, pt. 3
October 16, 2004
NBA hypnotist Tom Silver hypnotizes some fans at Late Night.
Late Night ‘04 video: NBA hypnotist Tom Silver, pt. 1
October 16, 2004
NBA hypnotist Tom Silver hypnotizes some fans at Late Night.
Late Night ‘04 video: Men’s scrimmage, pt. 3
October 16, 2004
The 2004-2005 men’s basketball team scrimmaged at Late Night.
Veritas slips past WOL
October 16, 2004
Jesse Schultz rushed for 239 yards, and Paul Kempf had 160 yards rushing and 155 receiving as Veritas Christian won an eight-man high school football slugout with Wichita Word of Life, 60-52, on Friday.
LHS tennis duo ousted at state
October 16, 2004
The only city entrants in the Class 6A state tennis tournament lost their first two matches and were bounced from the tourney Friday.
FSHS soccer falls to Olathe South
October 16, 2004
Olathe South scored in the first five minutes, then went 72 minutes for the second, in a 2-0 high school soccer victory Friday over Free State.
Osage City 50, Oskaloosa 14
October 16, 2004
Osage City pulled away with 44 points in the final three quarters.
Eudora rolls over Santa Fe Trail, 49-13
October 16, 2004
The Cardinals bounced back from last week’s 12-7 loss at De Soto by drubbing Santa Fe Trail.
Baldwin blitzes Spring Hill
October 16, 2004
Klay Garrison and Austin Inzer combined to rush for 231 of Baldwin’s 288 total yards Friday night in a 20-6 high school football victory over Spring Hill.
Freed sex predator convicted of rape again
October 16, 2004
A man who was freed from Kansas’ sexual predator program last year after a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has been found guilty of raping a woman in an apartment complex parking lot.
State seeing research success
October 16, 2004
An article in the Oct. 9 Journal-World reported on one of the Bioscience Summits that was held in Wichita. In it, consultant Richard Seline, who is helping assess Kansas’ strengths with respect to the Kansas Economic Growth Act (KEGA), is quoted as saying that Kansas lacked a long-range plan for attracting federal research dollars.
People and places
October 16, 2004
Beltran coming up big on baseball’s big stage
October 16, 2004
When Carlos Beltran was traded to the Houston Astros, he already was considered among baseball’s top all-around players, one of those rare breeds who can hit, run and play great defense.
Kansas squad can’t complain about its status
October 16, 2004
Time for this Kansas University football squad and its coaches to get that chip of inferiority off their collective shoulder.
Friends recollect Marine’s kindness
October 16, 2004
Retired Maj. Gen. Clayton L. Comfort had an illustrious military career, but friends said Friday they remembered him most for his kindness.
Firebirds drop heartbreaker to Trojans
October 16, 2004
Chase Briggs lay on the Haskell Stadium grass for five or six minutes before being helped off the field.
Faith forum
October 16, 2004
Can prayers heal?
Religion briefs
October 16, 2004
Nobel Prizes put eyes on California schools
Lesser-known state universities reap benefits of research emphasis
October 16, 2004
The University of California system is amassing Nobel Prizes at campuses once noted more for beer bashes and odd mascots than academic excellence.
Around and about
October 16, 2004
Assault on Fallujah continues
October 16, 2004
U.S. jets on Friday struck targets in the insurgent bastion Fallujah, and U.S. officials said 10 people — including a family of four — were killed when a car bomb exploded near a Baghdad police station in a bloody start to the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Oh, what a (Late) Night
Good time had by all, from coach Self to players to 16,000 fans
October 16, 2004
It probably is a good thing Late Night in the Phog was held during fall break this year. With Kansas University’s entire student body in town, there wouldn’t have been enough room to accommodate everybody in Allen Fieldhouse for Friday night’s season-opening hoops extravaganza.
Kansas women savor taste of spotlight
October 16, 2004
If playing in front of 16,000 Jayhawk fans weren’t motivation enough for the Kansas University women’s basketball team, their opponent added more fuel to the fire Friday at Late Night in the Phog.
Lions cruise in district opener
LHS running back Handshy gains 177 yards, two touchdowns in easy victory
October 16, 2004
Through six weeks of the high school football season, Ian Handshy’s single-game high was 79 yards rushing. Handshy, Lawrence High’s senior fullback, nearly gained that much on his first carry of game No. 7.
Midnight Madness a growing tradition
Schools try to outdo each other with festivities — including laser shows, skits, dunking lines
October 16, 2004
The college basketball season officially ended just over six months ago when Connecticut left the Alamodome with its second national championship trophy.
KU swimming ties Tigers for third
October 16, 2004
They don’t call Lindsay Urbatchka the “show stopper” for nothing. Competing as the final leg of the final event of the Big 12 Conference swimming relays Friday at Robinson Natatorium, Urbatchka, a Kansas University junior, blazed her team to the front of the pack, giving the Jayhawks their lone victory of the day in the 100-yard freestyle relay.
Haskell, Baker hitting road this weekend
Fightin’ Indians travel to take on Texas College; Wildcats to tackle Culver-Stockton
October 16, 2004
Football players from Haskell Indian Nations and Baker universities had to make long Friday road trips prior to today’s games.
Will this week mark end of Patriots’ streak?
October 16, 2004
In the first 232 minutes of its season, Seattle held opponents to 23 points. Then it allowed 23 in the next 11 minutes, blowing last week’s game to St. Louis in overtime.
NFL plays bad cop against Plummer’s decal
October 16, 2004
The National Football League wanted to package its tribute to Pat Tillman much the same way it’s planning the next halftime show at the Super Bowl — nice, neat and orderly, with no surprises.
Lowe’s win could lift Martin into hunt
Veteran trails leader Busch by 150 points in Nextel standings
October 16, 2004
Self-proclaimed sham Mark Martin vowed to leave racing at the top of his game. A late-season surge has put him there, back in the chase for that elusive NASCAR title.
Hoops and hollers
KU basketball bounces into action
October 16, 2004
It’s officially here. Kansas University basketball fans packed Allen Fieldhouse Friday to usher in the 2004-2005 season with “Late Night in the Phog.”
Godzilla gets props as he invades city
October 16, 2004
It might be the biggest, scariest proclamation in city history. City commissioners Tuesday night are slated to designate Oct. 24-30 as “Godzilla Week.”
Olathe Northwest 22, Mill Valley 20
October 16, 2004
Mill Valley (5-2) had won five straight.
Weddings
October 16, 2004
High school football scores from Oct. 15
October 16, 2004
De Soto blanks P-L, 28-0
October 16, 2004
De Soto and Perry-Lecompton high schools pride themselves on playing tough, run-it-up-the-gut football. Friday night, though, De Soto played it better.
Society calendar
October 16, 2004
Three debates showcase three Bushes
October 16, 2004
There are moments in Jon Stewart’s hilarious send-up of civic textbooks, “America (The Book),” when the truth pops up like a jack-in-the-box. Consider “The Daily Show” comic’s take on political campaigns:
Briefcase
October 16, 2004
¢ Starbucks serves up big expansion plans ¢ Retail sales increase ¢ Brownback supports Airbus subsidy challenge ¢ Coke, Pepsi to add nutritional information
Injured Marine expected to meet quintuplets soon
Mother gave birth while father was in surgery
October 16, 2004
A Marine who became the father of quintuplets just days after he was badly wounded in Iraq is recovering and will be united with his expanded family in a few weeks, his mother and doctor said Friday.
Lawrence briefs
October 16, 2004
¢ Rape suspect arrested ¢ 12-year-old reports being grabbed by stranger ¢ Biology Center dedicated ¢ Suspect arrested in downtown stabbing ¢ Driver wrecks while avoiding tumbleweed ¢ Yard sale to benefit Social Service League ¢ Schwegler plans community book fair
Photographer’s ‘Family Albums’ go on display
October 16, 2004
American photographer Diane Arbus focused her camera lens on people who lived on the margins of society: dwarves, nudists, transvestites. Her haunting pictures of those subjects made her famous.
Area aging agency gets new chief
October 16, 2004
The Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging is getting a new leader at the top.
State, tribes seal deal on casino
Kansas would get share of profits from I-70 gambling venue
October 16, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ office and two American Indian tribes have concluded a compact for a large casino on the booming west side of Kansas City, Kan., about 20 minutes from downtown Lawrence.
Lawrence picked for music hall of fame
City’s sound history attracts nonprofit group
October 16, 2004
Kansas’ musical history may become the newest tourist draw for Lawrence. A nonprofit group led by Lawrence resident and former radio personality Bill Lee has chosen the city to serve as the home for the newly conceived Kansas Music Hall of Fame.
On the record
October 16, 2004
Gardner-Edgerton 20, Ottawa 7
October 16, 2004
Ryan Highfill scored all three Trailblazer touchdowns.
Horoscopes
October 16, 2004