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Governor’s office advances casino plans
October 18, 2004
(Updated Monday at 3:34 p.m.) Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ office Monday announced a gambling compact between the state and two American Indian tribes for a casino in Wyandotte County.
KU education dean resigns
October 18, 2004
(Updated Monday at 10:45 a.m.) Angela Lumpkin, dean of the Kansas University School of Education since August 2001, has resigned effective Sunday, officials announced Monday.
Warmer weather expected this week
October 18, 2004
(Updated Monday at 8:02 a.m.) Tired of cool and cold weather? Lawrence, which will be cloudy today, will warm up by the middle of the week — with temperatures reaching up to the upper 70s, said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
People
October 18, 2004
¢ No crowd like Big Red ¢ Good ol’ boys for ‘Hazzard’ sequel ¢ Bluegrass memorial
Soldiers refuse mission for safety concerns
Reservists balked at driving unarmored supply trucks
October 18, 2004
The U.S. Army Reserve soldiers who refused orders to drive a dangerous route were members of one of a few supply units whose trucks are still unarmored, their commanding general said Sunday.
Militant group pledges allegiance to al-Qaida
October 18, 2004
The most feared militant group in Iraq, the movement of terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, declared its allegiance to Osama bin Laden on Sunday, saying it had agreed with al-Qaida over strategy and the need for unity against “the enemies of Islam.”
Jags snag win late
Chiefs surrender TD in final seconds, fall to 1-4
October 18, 2004
The Jacksonville Jaguars finally got off to a fast start. They still needed another frantic finish. Hobbled and hurting, Byron Leftwich directed a 67-yard touchdown drive and hit Cortez Hankton with 45 seconds remaining to lift the Jaguars to a 22-16 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
Horoscopes
October 18, 2004
Briefly
October 18, 2004
¢ Arsonist believed to have killed family ¢ Workers’ rally draws 10,000 to Mall ¢ Study: Blood pressure drug fights Alzheimer’s
U.N. frailty
The United Nations “oversees” many world events, but who or what oversees the U.N.?
October 18, 2004
Who holds the United Nations accountable? That’s an appropriate question posed recently by Anne Applebaum in a Washington Post article. Her answers are not flattering to the agency and the people in it.
Films enter election fray
October 18, 2004
The vote is in: Political matters have become viable candidates on the big screen, with filmmakers and audiences roused by curiosity, patriotism or indignation to explore the critical issues of the times.
Patriots win 20th in row
New England clips Seattle; undefeated Jets up next
October 18, 2004
Tom Brady lost a fumble and his helmet — but not the streak.
Boston wins marathon, avoids sweep
October 18, 2004
Down to their last three outs of the season, the Boston Red Sox rallied — against Mariano Rivera, the New York Yankees and decades of disappointment.
Jayhawks’ defense showing marked improvement
October 18, 2004
It’s rare for the Mark Mangino to approach the media with an aura of embarrassment. But it has happened.
Report: Reading instruction benefits students at all levels
October 18, 2004
An estimated 18 percent of the 678 students at Southwest Junior High School have some trouble reading, said a school reading specialist.
Debates reveal differences
October 18, 2004
About “the candidates’ debate,” Simon and Garfunkel wrote and sang:
Gift of thrift
Store manager calls job labor of love
October 18, 2004
Jean Ann Pike likes to say something you don’t often hear: “I love my job.” Pike has managed the Lawrence Social Service League thrift store, 905 R.I., for four years.
Change needed
October 18, 2004
Companies backing off power plant plans
October 18, 2004
Amid the hills near this central Ohio town is a 218-acre field of trees and soybeans that once figured to be part of the country’s energy future.
The week ahead
October 18, 2004
Stars go nuts for best mutts in show
October 18, 2004
Stars like Maura Tierney and Goren Visnjic of “ER,” Samantha Mathis and “Survivor” veteran Colby Donaldson officiate on “Nuts for Mutts” (7 p.m., Animal Planet), a charity beauty and talent contest celebrating mix-breed dogs. Competition categories include “best kisser,” “cutest,” “longest tail,” “biggest ears” and “best in show.”
NLCS knotted at 2-all
Astros rally against Cardinals bullpen
October 18, 2004
Julian Tavarez must have forgotten about Carlos Beltran when he said the Cardinals didn’t think the Houston Astros were so special.
Kids Voting help still needed
October 18, 2004
Election Day, Nov. 2, is just more than two weeks away and the Kids Voting Coalition is working to offer students in grades kindergarten through 12 an authentic voting experience at the polls. More individual volunteers are needed to help at Kids Voting tables before and after school at polling sites throughout Douglas County, including rural voting locations. Shifts last approximately two hours and may be scheduled at a voting location convenient to the volunteer.
Kerry blasts Bush’s Social Security plans
October 18, 2004
John Kerry assailed President Bush on Sunday for reportedly using the word “privatizing” to describe an ambitious plan that Kerry said risked Social Security benefits for retirees, while Republican campaign aides denied the president said it and blasted the Democrat for having no plan to shore up the nation’s retirement system.
Education funding likely to remain issue for years
October 18, 2004
State officials can’t escape the threat of pressure from the courts to raise taxes to benefit Kansas’ public schools.
Judicial climate
October 18, 2004
Curbing threat
October 18, 2004
Bush failures
October 18, 2004
Labels fit
October 18, 2004
Game traffic
October 18, 2004
Nuclear threat
October 18, 2004
School options
October 18, 2004
Briefcase
October 18, 2004
¢ J.D. Power exploring sale of company ¢ Northwest pilot reps endorse pay cut
To-do list
October 18, 2004
¢ Women percussionists to perform at Lied Center ¢ City rivals to meet in Class 6A district ¢ ‘Super Size Me’ director will speak today ¢ Lawrence public schools closed Thursday, Friday ¢ Rep. Ballard to speak at leadership symposium
HIV infections soaring among Hispanics
October 18, 2004
Hispanics in Kansas have the fastest-growing number of new HIV infections and could eclipse blacks as the group with the highest HIV rate, health officials say.
Parody ‘Team America’ No. 3 at box office
October 18, 2004
Despite the upcoming Election Day, movie-goers stuck with fish and football over political puppets as “Shark Tale” and “Friday Night Lights” retained the top two box-office spots for another weekend.
Student’s tip averts possible tragedy
Lawrence boy discloses Web posting about planned violence at Maple Leaf Festival
October 18, 2004
Baldwin Police can breathe a sigh of relief that this weekend’s Maple Leaf Festival passed without an explosive incident.
Energy Fair propels conservation efforts
Electric car, windmill big draws at 4-H Fairgrounds
October 18, 2004
Chris Scafe doesn’t own a house yet, but he plans to make sure that when he does, his house includes plenty of energy conservation measures.
Extension agencies consider consolidation
Offices in Douglas, Shawnee counties propose merger
October 18, 2004
Susan Krumm schools hundreds of Lawrence-area restaurant workers each year in the fine arts of hand washing, countertop scrubbing and overall food storage.
U.S. commander reported shortages in Iraq last year
Sanchez warned troops couldn’t sustain readiness
October 18, 2004
The top U.S. commander in Iraq complained to the Pentagon last winter that his supply situation was so poor that it threatened Army troops’ ability to fight, according to an official document that has surfaced only now.
U.S. troops pound Fallujah
October 18, 2004
U.S. troops pounded Fallujah with airstrikes and tank fire Sunday, and the Iraqi government appealed to residents to expel “foreign terrorists” to prevent an all-out attack. A suicide driver in Baghdad exploded a car near a police patrol, killing at least seven people and wounding 20.
Stick to pitching, Marquis
October 18, 2004
Just because St. Louis’ Jason Marquis got the most hits of any pitcher in baseball this season, that doesn’t mean he’s the best baserunner.
Rams’ Jackson likely out tonight
October 18, 2004
Of all times to be injured, Tyoka Jackson is about to miss his biggest rivalry game.
Texas College hammers Haskell football
October 18, 2004
Three straight road games proved to be one too many for Haskell Indian Nations University’s football team, but the good news is the Fighting Indians’ last three games will be at home.
LHS golfer Wilson eager for state trip
October 18, 2004
Sydney Wilson decided to concentrate on golf this fall after playing golf and volleyball as a freshman and sophomore at Lawrence High.
Els celebrates birthday with win
Golfer turns 35, claims sixth World Match Play title
October 18, 2004
On his 35th birthday, Ernie Els received a familiar present — a World Match Play title. And he just might have his 96-year-old grandfather to thank.
Late Night solidified decision by recruit
Illinois prep Wright: ‘I knew I was going to like it’
October 18, 2004
More than ever, Julian Wright is convinced he made the right decision to attend Kansas University.
Kanaan can’t pass Castroneves
Strong restart with two laps remaining lifts challenger past Indy Car Series champ at Texas track
October 18, 2004
Helio Castroneves had a great restart with two laps to go after a lengthy caution and held off IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan to win the season finale Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.
KU soccer claims 3-0 win over OU
October 18, 2004
Kansas University senior goalkeeper Meghan Miller collected her Big 12 Conference-leading 10th shutout, and the Jayhawks claimed their sixth straight victory, a 3-0 rout of Oklahoma on Sunday at John Crain Field.
Jayhawks in 10th
October 18, 2004
Kansas University’s women’s golf team was in 10th place of 19 teams after Sunday’s first round of the Lady Razorback Invitational at Pinnacle Country Club.
KU hammered again
October 18, 2004
Kansas University’s women’s tennis team had another rough day at the Eck Classic Invitational on Sunday in South Bend, Ind.
Town adjusting to Martha Stewart as ‘neighbor’
October 18, 2004
Residents of this small community are getting used to having celebrity homemaker Martha Stewart as their neighbor in the federal prison camp outside town, where the maven of good taste says “everyone is nice.”
On the record
October 18, 2004
Fort Riley soldier arrested in slaying
Seven from base linked with separate criminal probes
October 18, 2004
A Fort Riley soldier and another man were arrested in connection with last week’s killing of a clothing store manager in Chicago, authorities said Sunday.
What’s the Matter with Kansas’ author to return
October 18, 2004
The last time Thomas Frank, author of the best-selling “What’s the Matter With Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America,” spoke in Lawrence, he packed the Lawrence Arts Center’s 300-seat auditorium.
Flood insurance report due
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
October 18, 2004
The Lawrence City Commission will receive a Federal Emergency Management Agency report upgrading the city’s flood insurance rating.
Lawsuit accuses company of fraud
October 18, 2004
State officials have issued a warning to Kansans who have invested in viatical contracts sold by Mutual Benefits Corp. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Dolores Elaine Darrow
October 18, 2004
Lara Susann Dwyer
October 18, 2004
Irene McLaughlin Morris
October 18, 2004
No Child Left Behind drives election’s education agenda
October 18, 2004
President Bush asked for it. Sen. John Kerry voted for it. Both candidates now find their education agendas driven by the No Child Left Behind law.
Basehor-Linwood at Perry-Lecompton
October 18, 2004
Led by a slew of returning talent, the Kaws started the 2004 season with a 28-12 victory Friday over Leavenworth Immaculata at home. … P-L had four touchdowns from four different players and overcame an early lead to top the Raiders. … Basehor-Linwood is 1-0, beating rival Bonner Springs 23-14 on Friday.
History may be church’s salvation
National register listing would help attract funding for repairs at St. Luke AME Church
October 18, 2004
The congregation of an East Lawrence church attended by the young Langston Hughes is seeking a spot for the structure on the National Register of Historic Places — in hopes the designation will help raise money for much-needed maintenance.
Bond plan includes science element
LHS classrooms stuck in mid-20th century
October 18, 2004
Alan Gleue’s classroom looks crowded. So much so, that a person can’t help wonder how Gleue teaches physics in the Lawrence High School classroom.
Battle for 3rd District seat more partisan this year
October 18, 2004
Devin Sherwood is a registered Republican but says he is likely to vote for Democratic Rep. Dennis Moore’s re-election.
Briefly
October 18, 2004
¢ Sharon rejects demands for vote on Gaza withdrawal ¢ Jeb Bush rules out 2008 White House run ¢ Interim leader accuses Aristide of backing violence ¢ FDA to reconsider teen access to emergency contraception
Some Guantanamo detainees returning to terrorism
October 18, 2004
Despite gaining their freedom by signing pledges to renounce violence, at least seven former prisoners of the United States at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have returned to terrorism, at times with deadly consequences.
Area briefs
October 18, 2004
¢ Candidate promotes write-in campaign ¢ Dole Institute sponsors pre-election programs ¢ KU-Haskell ceremony to celebrate cooperation ¢ Civil War group to meet Thursday ¢ Moms In Touch plan state rally
Debates illuminate essence, not issues
October 18, 2004
And then they were put asunder. For nine days in October the four horsemen of anger, ambition, gravity and effervescence galloped across America’s television screens. Their joint appearances illuminated their individual essences more brightly than the issues that they reiterated into infinity.