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Ryun takes part in online chat
October 19, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 5:23 p.m.) Transcript of October 19 chat with U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun.
Ryun, Boyda clash during radio debate
October 19, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 11:18 a.m.) TOPEKA — U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Lawrence, and Democratic challenger Nancy Boyda of Topeka clashed today over a host of issues from health insurance to education to Social Security during a wide-ranging debate.
Cool weather sticking around
October 19, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 8:53 a.m.) Grab a jacket on your way out the door — the temperature won’t get out of the 50s today. “Today it’s going to be a tricky forecast, depending on the cloud cover,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. If the clouds stick around, the Lawrence area will probably have a high of 58. But in areas that get some sunshine, the temperature will climb into the 60s, Schack said.
Briefly
October 19, 2004
¢ Three killed in highway crash ¢ Three-year-old drowns while fishing
Daily ticker
October 19, 2004
Kmart taps fast-food veteran as president
Discounter’s shares increase on decision
October 19, 2004
Kmart Holding Corp. has chosen fast-food industry veteran Aylwin Lewis to lead the retailing company, a decision some analysts said could point to a new push to improve operations following the discounter’s successful financial turnaround.
Briefcase
October 19, 2004
¢ Corn harvest, planting wheat under way in state ¢ Levi’s betting on Dockers turnaround ¢ Applebee’s picks leader to spur overseas growth ¢ Overland Park’s Sprint selects consumer chief
Check it out
October 19, 2004
There is far more college student financial help than is being used.
No mistakes, no apologies, no change
October 19, 2004
Now that her 15 minutes of fame are over, may I tip my hat to Linda Grabel? It isn’t easy to give the president of the United States a pop quiz. But at the second debate, the 63-year-old legal secretary asked: “Please give three instances in which you came to realize you had made a wrong decision and what you did to correct it.”
Boyda protest
October 19, 2004
Preventable death
October 19, 2004
Racing danger
October 19, 2004
Steps toward affordable care
October 19, 2004
Everyone running for office in the upcoming election is talking about health care. And who can blame them? When 45 million Americans lack health insurance and costs continue to soar, voters are seeking solutions.
In the Army
Lawrence High School auto aficionado plans for a career
October 19, 2004
In the gray, fume-filled auto shop at Lawrence High School, all Larry Tuthill wants is to get it done.
In the halls
October 19, 2004
What is the most patriotic thing that you have ever done?
Energy challenge promotes hands-on science learning
October 19, 2004
Have you ever needed to open your classroom windows on a cold winter’s day to beat the classroom heat? Are lights left on in your school cafeteria long after lunch hour is over? Are people in your school constantly forgetting to turn off computers?
On the menu: blueberry burgers
USDA tries out new recipes for school lunches
October 19, 2004
As she devours a sweet potato pancake at a taste test at her school, fourth-grader Paige Murset gives her seal of approval: “I like it. It’s really, really sweet.”
Supporters say merging Topeka, Shawnee County will save money
October 19, 2004
In advance of next month’s vote, proponents of consolidating the Topeka and Shawnee County governments are pushing the merger’s potential savings to taxpayers.
Just one of the Cards
Female soccer player at home with Eudora
October 19, 2004
Emily Gloshen’s story starts because she is a girl starting for Eudora High’s boys soccer team.
KU golf moving up in Arkansas
October 19, 2004
Kansas University’s women’s golf team climbed two spots to eighth place after shooting a 310 during the second round of the 19-team Lady Razorback Invitational at Pinnacle Country Club.
David Mitchell’s football report
October 19, 2004
Seniors hope for flu vaccine
Shortage raises concerns for at-risk patients
October 19, 2004
Nancy Winn wants a flu shot.
KU students endure wait for tickets
New system may lead to lottery distribution
October 19, 2004
Dealing for the first time with a new system for dispensing precious Kansas University men’s basketball tickets, thousands of students lined up Monday outside Allen Fieldhouse for their shot to see the first five home games.
Bush, Kerry trade accusations over Iraq war as polls narrow
October 19, 2004
President Bush and Democratic rival John Kerry traded biting accusations over the war in Iraq on Monday as early Florida voting produced scattered complaints that stirred memories of the state’s chaotic 2000 recount.
Dole Institute plans humorous post-election events
October 19, 2004
If the last few weeks of intense presidential campaigning are any indication, most Lawrence residents may be ready for a hearty laugh after Nov. 2.
Sebelius reveals details of casino pact
October 19, 2004
The rush is on. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Monday formally announced completion of a proposed compact with the Kickapoo and Sac and Fox tribes for a $210 million casino and hotel at the hottest tourist corner in Kansas — near Interstates 70 and 435 in western Wyandotte County.
City floodplain regulations pay off
FEMA reduces insurance premiums, citing new safety precautions
October 19, 2004
Federal officials have upgraded Lawrence’s flood control rating — and reduced flood insurance premiums here — saying city efforts to restrict floodplain development have made the entire city safer.
Wichita places great expectations on air show
October 19, 2004
Organizers of the city’s second annual Aviation Festival are counseling patience to those eager for a bigger, better and longer extravaganza than the three-day affair that drew about 225,000 people last month.
Florence Louise Beers
October 19, 2004
Kenneth R. Snow
October 19, 2004
Mangino impressed by his former team
Kansas will take on No. 2 Oklahoma this weekend
October 19, 2004
One look at the Oklahoma backfield is all Mark Mangino needs to see.
Woodling whacked by 51 fans
October 19, 2004
Journal-World sports editor Chuck Woodling rebounded from last week’s 3-3 record in KUsports.com’s “Wanna Whack Woodling?” contest with a 5-1 record this week.
KU basketball works on basics this week
October 19, 2004
Kansas University’s first few basketball practices of the 2004-05 season have been basic and will remain basic for a while.
Red Sox not done yet
Boston staves off elimination again, 5-4
October 19, 2004
Just like the game that seemed it never would end, Boston’s season just won’t end.
Kent rallies Astros
Houston takes 3-2 lead in NLCS with 3-0 victory thanks to walk-off homer
October 19, 2004
Only when Brandon Backe and Woody Williams were done did the hitters have any chance.
Military fights to get ballots out
October 19, 2004
U.S. service members based in Iraq and across the globe can’t be confident that their votes will be counted in this year’s presidential election, analysts and military advocates said this week.
2 U.S. astronauts to vote from afar
October 19, 2004
The space station’s newest astronaut will cast his ballot in the presidential election from 225 miles up, with NASA’s help.
Sorenstam Sportswoman of Year
Women’s Sports Foundation also honors volleyball duo
October 19, 2004
The accolades, like her putts, just keep rolling in for Annika Sorenstam.
New-and-improved BCS still flawed
Complicated ranking system won’t work, but it won’t go away until powers-that-be allow playoff
October 19, 2004
Don’t be too dazzled by the new-and-improved model of the Bowl Championship Series coming to a newspaper or TV outlet near you. It will have to go back to the dealer soon enough.
Anglican commission urges unity
Episcopals asked not to elevate more gays
October 19, 2004
An Anglican church commission on Monday urged the U.S. Episcopal Church not to elect any more gay bishops and called on conservative African bishops to stop meddling in the affairs of other dioceses.
Southern Cal, Miami 1-2 in first BCS poll
October 19, 2004
The new Bowl Championship Series formula is creating the same old confusion.
Rams come back again
Big plays, turnovers spark St. Louis to 28-21 victory
October 19, 2004
Looks like the Greatest Show on Turf is in high gear — on offense and defense.
Datebook
October 19, 2004
District attorney considering charges against Baldwin teen
Student posted plan for attack at Maple Leaf Festival
October 19, 2004
A Baldwin youth who wrote about committing suicide and harming others during the Maple Leaf Festival could still face criminal charges, Douglas County Dist. Atty. Christine Kenney said Monday.
On the record
October 19, 2004
Families speak out for soldiers
Reservists who refused mission enlist help for publicity
October 19, 2004
All day Monday from inside his mobile home, Ricky Shealey made the case for his son, Spec. Scott Shealey. The 15-year Army veteran outlined the evidence to one television crew after another. By afternoon, when a satellite truck pulled up for a link to CNN’s Deborah Norville, Shealey sank into a plush recliner, exhausted.
Cotton support
October 19, 2004
Diversions
October 19, 2004
¢ Pinckney students elect officers ¢ Teen board meeting set for Thursday ¢ Winners to be announced Tuesday ¢ Call for artists
Kids make big bucks in investment clubs
October 19, 2004
Like many Americans, Damon Williams joined a stock investment club to eventually put his children through college.
No scaredy cats here
October 19, 2004
Inherit the wind (and rain)
October 19, 2004
Backe becoming Houston hero
October 19, 2004
Brandon Backe was almost perfect, the most improbable postseason hero for the most unlikely playoff team.
People
October 19, 2004
¢ Sexiest woman alive ¢ ‘Shrek’ Broadway-bound ¢ Decide to stay home
Universities’ use of admissions exceptions varies across state
October 19, 2004
Kansas University officials are stressing quality over quantity when it comes to admitting students, a new report shows.
Briefly
October 19, 2004
¢ Report: Boeing overpaid for airport security contract ¢ U.S. rejects Muslims’ plea for a list of charities ¢ Dinosaur fossils found in Arctic
Dwyer Services
October 19, 2004
Woodlng: Sproles tumbles from atop Big 12
October 19, 2004
Two out of three isn’t bad.
Briefly
October 19, 2004
¢ Police union boss’ son arrested in school plot ¢ Death toll lowered in smuggling crash ¢ Storms cause injuries, knock out power ¢ Ex-Cuban wrestler pleads in airport crash
Chamber launches membership drive
Lawrence leaders aim to bolster representation of businesses
October 19, 2004
In hopes of boosting their ranks by 20 percent, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce officials today will begin their first membership drive in five years.
Farmers tout triticale’s potential
Little-known crop — made from rye and wheat — can be used as feed grain
October 19, 2004
Mixed into Don Koster’s recipe for happy cows and calves is a forage crop with a funny name.
Islamic hospitality
October 19, 2004
Iraq not like Afghanistan
October 19, 2004
The sight of millions of Afghans casting ballots for the first time in their history was heartening. After decades of civil war, foreign invasion and extremist rule, the prospect of a peaceful future for Afghanistan is a cause for hope.
Warren D. Hodges
October 19, 2004
Clarence Cerny
October 19, 2004
Cadillac, Nissan lead theft report
October 19, 2004
The Cadillac Escalade EXT, a $53,000 chrome-trimmed luxury pickup with leather bucket seats, a seven-speaker stereo system with satellite radio and a global tracking system, is the vehicle most targeted by thieves, a study by the insurance industry found.
Bullpen fails Yankees
Top-notch relievers falling apart for N.Y.
October 19, 2004
The bullpen blew another one.
Weapons buy-back extended in Iraq
October 19, 2004
Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said Monday that a cash-for-arms program in Baghdad’s Sadr City would be extended and expanded to other Iraqi cities.
NFL briefs
October 19, 2004
¢ Raiders’ Gannon out for season ¢ Vikes might miss Moss ¢ Ricky Williams to meet with NFL about return ¢ Packers aide returns
Williams’ outing spoiled
Cardinals pitcher allowed just one hit
October 19, 2004
Woody Williams pitched one of the games of his life Monday night, exactly what the St. Louis Cardinals needed to regain the edge in the NL championship series.
Area briefs
October 19, 2004
¢ KU has funds to help daughter of fire victims ¢ County candidates to debate tonight ¢ Foundation offers tours of Brown v. Board site
Briefly
October 19, 2004
¢ Voter registration closes for Nov. 2 election ¢ KBI officials finish search of Morton County farm ¢ Jim Ryun to participate in online chat today ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Lions’ Wilson struggles, settles for third at state golf meet
October 19, 2004
Things didn’t start well for Sydney Wilson on Monday at St. Andrews Golf Course.
Ortiz comes through again
October 19, 2004
After 26 innings in 26 hours, it was almost hard to tell one game from another. Even the hero didn’t change.
Review of Texas redistricting ordered
Supreme Court’s order won’t affect this year’s elections
October 19, 2004
The Supreme Court told a lower court Monday to review a redrawing of Texas’ congressional districts that may cost Democrats up to six House seats, but the order won’t affect the Nov. 2 elections.
Fort Riley soldier assigned hearing for Chicago death
October 19, 2004
An extradition hearing has been scheduled for a Fort Riley soldier just back from Iraq and another man arrested in the death of a clothing store manager in Chicago.
AG applauded
October 19, 2004
KU School of Education dean resigns
Lumpkin cites ‘personal reasons,’ plans to remain member of faculty
October 19, 2004
The Kansas University School of Education is looking for a new dean.
Committee considers special-ed guidelines
Lawrence school official defends Quail Run room
October 19, 2004
An advocacy group for the disabled called Monday for statewide guidelines on the use of time-out or seclusion rooms in special education and used a Lawrence school as an example of the practice.
TV channels political biases
October 19, 2004
Around the time the presidential race began, Janet Jackson came undone on the Super Bowl telecast, giving rise to the term “wardrobe malfunction” and igniting a public outcry heard all the way to Capitol Hill.
Reality show turns losers into winners
October 19, 2004
Two teams of plus-size contestants vie to shed pounds and add to their bank account as winners of “The Biggest Loser” (7 p.m., NBC), hosted by Caroline Rhea.
Anti-Kerry documentary brings libel lawsuit
October 19, 2004
A television group’s decision to air a documentary critical of Sen. John Kerry’s Vietnam antiwar activities has sparked a backlash from media watchdog groups and advertisers, and a lawsuit from a Vietnam veteran featured in the film.
Brownback won’t attend candidate debate
October 19, 2004
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., will not participate in the only statewide televised debate in the Senate race.
Voters register in droves; upshot unclear
October 19, 2004
After spending millions of dollars and untold energy to register voters this year, Republicans and Democrats are running neck and neck in registration drives in five battleground states, while Democrats have made notable gains in two others, a survey of recent figures suggests.
Raiders trade Rice to Seattle
October 19, 2004
Jerry Rice got his wish Monday night when the Oakland Raiders traded the NFL’s most prolific receiver to the Seattle Seahawks.
Poor planning, insurgent attacks strain supplies
October 19, 2004
Prewar forecasts that failed to account for a lengthy and bloody insurgency have left the military struggling to provide all the equipment needed to do battle in Iraq, defense officials said Monday.
Groups showing ‘The Day After’ as reminder of nuclear threat
Lawrence residents reminded of involvement in 1983 made-for-TV movie
October 19, 2004
“The Day After” is in for some local reruns.
Horoscopes
October 19, 2004