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Kansas high school sports scores from Oct. 22
October 23, 2004
Kansas high school football scores from Oct. 22
October 23, 2004
Bush signs $136B tax bill
President hopes measure adds jobs
October 23, 2004
President Bush showered $136 billion in new tax breaks on businesses, farmers and other groups Friday, quietly signing the most sweeping rewrite of corporate tax law in nearly two decades.
State’s unemployment rate declines in September
October 23, 2004
The state continued to see positive economic signs in September as its unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent, the Department of Labor said Friday.
Despite more marketing, cigarette sales fall
October 23, 2004
Tobacco companies are spending more than ever to market cigarettes, but sales still are falling, according to a new government study.
Stable euro benefits Bush, U.S. economy
October 23, 2004
Many voters seem to cut President Bush slack on an economic record that should sink any incumbent. For this Bush owes a big debt of gratitude to Alan Greenspan — and a tiny tip of the hat to Francois Mitterrand and Helmut Kohl.
Not their bag
What effect will a ban on plastic bags for yard waste have on the city’s composting program?
October 23, 2004
It will be interesting to see how the city’s upcoming ban on plastic bags for yard waste will affect the amount of compostable material collected in Lawrence.
Good science
October 23, 2004
Voters’ choice
October 23, 2004
Party stands
October 23, 2004
Muslims renew faith during Ramadan
October 23, 2004
For Christians, the most important religious holidays are Christmas and Easter. For Jews, the High Holidays in the fall mark the most significant days on the religious calendar. But for Muslims — who, like Christians and Jews, are also members of an Abrahamic faith — the spiritual highlight of the year is taking place now.
Faith forum
October 23, 2004
Why do we pray?
Engagements
October 23, 2004
4-H News
October 23, 2004
Around and about
October 23, 2004
Scouting news
October 23, 2004
Club news
October 23, 2004
Military news
October 23, 2004
People and Places
October 23, 2004
Stray dogs kill gazelles at K.C. zoo
October 23, 2004
Six gazelles were killed when a pack of stray dogs made its way into the Kansas City Zoo.
Wittig not alone in insurance scheme
October 23, 2004
David Wittig was not the only executive at Westar Energy Inc. to take advantage of a life insurance policy the indicted former chief executive used to collect $2 million in 2002, a witness testified at Wittig’s federal fraud trial.
GOP says senator does not live in rundown house
October 23, 2004
Republican leaders accused state Sen. Henry Helgerson of falsifying his residency in an effort to win election to the 28th District seat to which he was appointed last year.
Dentists offer help for carnies’ sugary lifestyle
October 23, 2004
Downwind from the cotton candy, the caramel apples and the deep-fried Oreos, carnival worker Robert Weaver stepped into a mobile dentist’s office on the state fair midway to pay the price for his love of sweets: three pulled teeth.
Cyclones struggling to score
October 23, 2004
For 60 yards, Iowa State can move the football as well as anyone. The problem, of course, is that the field is 100 yards long.
Raiders discover defense
October 23, 2004
Two things have been certain at Texas Tech the past three years: The Red Raiders will lead the nation in passing, and they’ll be among the worst in defense.
Briefly
October 23, 2004
¢ Ex-employee charged in plant shooting ¢ Two stranded climbers rescued after storm ¢ Stranger takes over vacationer’s house ¢ Produce supplier closes after rash of salmonella ¢ New ads aim to shock to fight anti-Semitism ¢ Typhoon death toll rises to 77 as bodies found ¢ Castro remains awake during knee surgery ¢ Palestinians shell Gaza in Hamas retaliation ¢ EU to provide $125M for Darfur peacekeeping ¢ Two women to appeal stoning death sentences ¢ Ex-president ordered detained during probe ¢ Iraqi officials trained on trying Saddam, deputies ¢ Japan finds another cow suspected of mad cow ¢ Chechen official says rebel ready to surrender ¢ More than 800 soldiers called to duty have failed to report ¢ Pressure on Sinclair prompts more balanced Kerry show
Game promotion lands family in Web-monitored glass house
October 23, 2004
Frans and Marian Sturkenboom shared their 29th wedding anniversary with a handful of onlookers, a few journalists and the entire World Wide Web, in a curious case of life imitating a computer game.
Housewives’ can’t handle much more naked truth
October 23, 2004
The anticipated ratings dominance of the first game of the World Series (6:30 p.m. today, Fox) has reduced virtually all network competition to reruns. The only nonrepeat on CBS, NBC or ABC is a “48 Hours Mystery” (9 p.m., CBS) about a murdered Peace Corps volunteer.
Retirement can be tough call
When to step down difficult decision for top players
October 23, 2004
Say what you will about Al Davis. He has a sense of history and a soft spot for history makers. So he probably knew that at 42, Jerry Rice had lost most of what makes him the best receiver in NFL history. But he wasn’t about to release him, talking to at least five teams about trading for Rice, who was playing out his career with Davis’ Raiders.
Two Bears players received flu shots
October 23, 2004
The Chicago Bears gave scarce flu vaccines to two players who have asthmatic conditions that placed them at high risk of developing influenza, the team said Friday.
Appeals court won’t hear Clarett case
October 23, 2004
Sikhs get caught up in head scarf ban
October 23, 2004
A court on Friday ordered a high school to hold a disciplinary hearing to decide whether three Sikh boys excluded from classes for wearing turbans should be admitted or expelled.
N. Koreans enter school in South in bid for asylum
October 23, 2004
Up to 29 North Koreans entered a South Korean school in Beijing on Friday and pleaded for asylum, the latest in a spate of large-scale defections by people fleeing Pyongyang’s Stalinist dictatorship.
Postgame rap session
MTSU hopes Big Boi concert big draw
October 23, 2004
The Blue Raiders will be opening for Big Boi. Trying to boost attendance and save its Division I-A status, Middle Tennessee has scheduled a free concert immediately after its game today by rapper Big Boi, one half of the Grammy-winning duo Outkast.
Fan’s death raises questions about use of force by police
Boston mayor rejects alcohol ban
October 23, 2004
The death of a college student from a pepper-spray-filled projectile sparked anger and questions Friday about whether police used too much force to break up rowdy Red Sox revelers outside Fenway Park.
Wakefield grateful for chance in Series
October 23, 2004
Tim Wakefield thought back to that awful moment a year ago, when Aaron Boone sent Wakefield’s first pitch of the 11th inning soaring into Yankee Stadium’s left-field seats.
Charles W. Ingle Sr.
October 23, 2004
Sebelius seeks benefits for guardsmen
October 23, 2004
With 40 percent of the Kansas National Guard expected to be deployed overseas by year’s end, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said the state needed to ensure soldiers and their families were treated properly.
Guard has faced challenges in 150 years
October 23, 2004
War. Trouble on the home front. Citizens asked to leave their families to take up arms. That was the report from the state’s adjutant general in 1865.
Justices let right-to-die ruling stand
October 23, 2004
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected Gov. Jeb Bush’s request to reconsider its ruling to strike down the law that allowed him to keep Terri Schiavo alive.
Canadians get life in prison for murder of one’s family
October 23, 2004
Two Canadian men were each sentenced Friday to three consecutive life prison terms for the bludgeoning deaths of one of the men’s parents and sister 10 years ago.
Lawsuit alleges negligence in death
October 23, 2004
Six U.S. law enforcement officials, including a federal prosecutor, are targets of a lawsuit alleging they were negligent in not preventing the killing of Luis Padilla Cardona, an American citizen whose body was found in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Sebelius: Farm search Kline’s call
Governor says attorney general responsible; family seeks apology
October 23, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Friday she didn’t think the state should apologize to a Morton County family who says its farm was stormed earlier this month by state police looking for evidence of a cult killing.
Volunteer makeover benefits campus ministries building
October 23, 2004
The Ecumenical Christian Ministries building is getting a face-lift this week, thanks to a group of missionaries from Texas.
Challenger questions D.A.’s court record
Incumbent Kenney touts 15 years of experience as county prosecutor
October 23, 2004
It’s a question of stability versus new blood in the race to be Douglas County’s top criminal prosecutor. Democrat Charles Branson, a private-practice attorney and part-time Eudora prosecutor, is looking to unseat Republican incumbent Christine Kenney, who hasn’t been challenged since taking office in 1996.
School replacement plan a reminder to spend money wisely
October 23, 2004
Has there ever been a time when so many appeals were being made for private money for so many worthy causes? Almost every day, there are new campaigns to raise private funds to support a wide range of programs, as well as intensified efforts to secure city, state and federal funding for a wide range of proposals to build something new or remodel an outdated facility.
Toll-free line established to assist, educate voters
October 23, 2004
A nationwide toll-free line has been set up to help voters access local election information, protect voting rights and relieve election system problems.
Lawrence Datebook
October 23, 2004
Five Olathe fire victims remembered at service
October 23, 2004
Mourners gathered Thursday to grieve for five family members killed in a weekend fire. The blaze early Oct. 16 in Olathe killed Matt and Rebecca Orr, both 46, and three of their sons: Benjamin, 18, Jeremiah, 16, and Kyle, 14. Another son, Justin, 23, escaped with a burned right hand and smoke inhalation.
On the record
October 23, 2004
Self-defense claim likely in 1st-degree murder trial
October 23, 2004
A first-degree murder trial set to begin next month is likely to involve the defendant’s claim he shot the victim in self-defense, a court hearing Friday revealed.
Same-sex marriage at center of 19th Senate race
October 23, 2004
When state Sen. Anthony Hensley, a Democrat from Topeka, cast his vote in May against a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages, the general election contest began.
Poll finds widespread worry over flu shots
October 23, 2004
More than half of the many Americans with a relative who is at high risk of danger from getting the flu say they’re worried about the vaccine shortage, according to an Associated Press poll about the crisis that has health officials scrambling for solutions and politicians blaming each other.
Bush, Kerry clash over who’s tough on terrorists
October 23, 2004
President Bush said Friday the choice facing voters amounted to who could keep Americans safer from terrorists, and his opponent did not measure up. John Kerry shot back that if he were president, Osama bin Laden would have been killed or captured by now, and Bush let him get away.
OKC native Jackson no Boomer Sooner
October 23, 2004
Darnell Jackson grew up following the fortunes of Oklahoma University’s football team. Still, the Kansas University freshman basketball forward, an Oklahoma City native, has no mixed loyalties when it comes to today’s KU-OU gridiron battle in Norman, Okla.
Newman notches pole
NASCAR driver feasts at Subway 500
October 23, 2004
Ryan Newman must be close to perfect the rest of the way to win the Nextel Cup championship, and he took a positive step by grabbing the Subway 500 pole Friday at Martinsville Speedway.
Ex-Jayhawk Thomas still in camp
NBA’s Wizards giving shooting guard long look, along with former Maryland standout Profit
October 23, 2004
Billy Thomas, a former standout at Kansas University, realizes that his shot at making the Washington Wizards is about as long as his range on the basketball court (his half-court shot at the end of the team’s open scrimmage earlier this week not withstanding).
Indians preparing for ‘great’ opponent
October 23, 2004
Two wins in its last three games would give Haskell Indian Nations University’s football team its first winning season under Eric Brock, a former HINU player who was hired three years ago to rebuild the program.
Jayhawks trip Aggies
October 23, 2004
Kansas University’s soccer squad took a huge step toward a Big 12 Conference title, beating Texas A&M, 1-0, Friday at Aggie Soccer Complex.
KU men’s golf eighth at Nelson Invitational
October 23, 2004
Kansas University’s men’s golf team is eighth out of 16 teams after one round of the Nelson Invitational. KU opened the three-day tournament with a first-round score of 287 at the par-69 Stanford Golf Club.
Baldwin sets up showdown
October 23, 2004
Baldwin High junior tailback Klay Garrison rushed for 197 yards and four touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 38-12 regional football victory over Santa Fe Trail on Friday.
LHS site for volleyball
October 23, 2004
Lawrence High will play host to a Class 6A sub-state volleyball tournament today in the LHS East Gym.
Eudora 28, Spring Hill 7
October 23, 2004
Eudora scored two conventional touchdowns as well as a TD off a punt return and interception return.
Bonner Springs 29, Perry-Lecompton 14
October 23, 2004
Tyler Jock scored on an 84-yard kickoff return, busting a 14-all tie in Bonner Springs’ victory.
Death toll rises in Chinese mine blast
Chances of survival ‘quite slim,’ officials say
October 23, 2004
Desperate to know their loved ones’ fates, grieving relatives scuffled with guards Friday at the scene of China’s worst mining accident of 2004. Rescue workers pulled more bodies from a mine shaft choked with poison gas.
Kyoto treaty another step closer to ratification
October 23, 2004
Russia’s lower house of parliament approved the Kyoto Protocol on Friday, virtually guaranteeing that the treaty to fight global warming will take effect early next year.
Significance of spirituality
Speakers to explore link between faith, mental health
October 23, 2004
There are places in the human heart that all the talk therapy and medication in the world can’t quite touch. That’s where the healing power of spirituality — and the hope, meaning and purpose that it can bring — comes into play.
Coach Fran’s plan coming to fruition at A&M
October 23, 2004
Coach Dennis Franchione came to Texas A&M with a reputation for turning programs around in his second year. After a dismal 4-8 debut last year and a 41-21 season-opening loss to Utah in 2004, it looked like there would be no second-year magic with the Aggies.
Balloons provide uplifting start for art show
October 23, 2004
The Red Balloon To Do launches its second year this evening. The art show will take place simultaneously at Olive Gallery and Art Supply, 15 E. Eighth St., Ad Astra Galleria, 205 W. Eighth St., and three independent venues to be announced this evening.
Jayhawk-Linn 15, Wellsville 14
October 23, 2004
Brennan Hurt scored on a 33-yard run on the last play of the first half, and Jayhawk-Linn nudged Wellsville.
Pomona 57, Oskaloosa 0
October 23, 2004
Pomona scored at least two touchdowns in each of the first three quarters and blanked the Bears (0-8).
Iraq hostage pleads for her life
October 23, 2004
Kidnapped aid worker Margaret Hassan pleaded for her life in a tearful videotape Friday, saying she feared facing the same fate as British hostage Kenneth Bigley and others who have been beheaded by their captors.
Tongie holds off De Soto
Despite penalties, turnovers, Chieftains prevail, 27-26
October 23, 2004
Before Friday’s football game against De Soto, Tonganoxie High coach Mark Elston stressed not making mistakes against his team’s toughest opponent this season.
No. 15 Louisville romps, 41-9
Cardinals QB LeFors punishes South Florida
October 23, 2004
Even when he disagreed with his coach, Louisville quarterback Stefan LeFors made the right play. The senior left-hander completed his first 13 passes, threw for one touchdown and ran for another in No. 15 Louisville’s 41-9 victory over South Florida on Friday night.
Wildcats set to honor Richard
October 23, 2004
The Baker Wildcats will take the field today in black jerseys with orange accents. The jerseys are nothing new for the small Methodist university in Baldwin. They’ve been pulled from the closet and dusted off to honor former head football coach Charlie Richard.
Bar wants to reshape downtown for smokers
Commission pans proposal, saying it would too drastically alter historic district’s look
October 23, 2004
Jerry Neverve figures the Lawrence City Commission dramatically changed his business when it banned smoking in public places. Now he wants to change the architecture of historic downtown Lawrence in response.
Flu shot clinic today
October 23, 2004
Clara Durflinger has had little reason to visit Free State High School since it opened in 1997. But she went to the school Friday. Durflinger wanted to find out where she had to go today to get a flu shot.
6Sports video: St. Mary’s shuts out Veritas
October 23, 2004
The Eagles were thumped, 68-0, Friday at the Youth Sports Inc. fields.
6Sports video: Firebirds upset Lions in intracity face-off
October 23, 2004
Free State beat LHS, 14-12, Friday night at Haskell Stadium.
6Sports video: Cardinals fly past Broncos
October 23, 2004
Eudora High defeated Spring Hill, 28-7, Friday at Spring Hill. The Cardinals is now 6-2 overall and 2-0 in district.
6Sports video: Tonganoxie wins district game
October 23, 2004
The Chieftains defeated the Wildcats, 27-26, Friday in De Soto.
6News video: Company to offer free rides to polls on election day
October 23, 2004
Midwest Transportation Corp. is offering free rides to Lawrence residents who want to vote Election Day at any of the city’s polling places. The company says it just wants to make sure that people get out to vote.
Screen Scene
October 23, 2004
We’re heading into the final weeks of October, so that means horror movie season. First up is “The Grudge,” which, like “The Ring,” tries to capitalize on the success of a Japanese film remade for Western audiences.
Lawrence briefs
October 23, 2004
¢ Longtime fan shoots for writing success ¢ T rides free for ArtWalk ¢ Airborne cameras to film campus scenery ¢ Toll-free line established to assist, educate voters
Rivals unite to declare ‘war’
MU agrees: ‘Showdown’ a weak word for contest
October 23, 2004
Some Tigers and Jayhawks have found common ground on an unlikely topic: their mutual hostility. Student senators from Kansas University and the University of Missouri said Friday they planned to work together to preserve the official name of the schools’ rivalry as the “Border War,” not the reincarnated “Border Showdown.”
Without winning, Croom winning over Mississippi State
October 23, 2004
Sylvester Croom often talks about how someday — 20 or 30 years from now — he will be a question to an answer on “Jeopardy.”
Neck-and-neck presidential race turns beastly in ads
October 23, 2004
It’s “Animal Planet” in the presidential advertising wars. In heavily symbolic television spots, President Bush’s campaign uses prowling wolves to suggest that the country under Sen. John Kerry would be vulnerable to terrorists. The Democratic Party claims the Republican incumbent is a head-in-the-sand ostrich while his opponent is as strong as an eagle.
Lions can’t fool Firebirds
FSHS holds on as LHS drive comes up short
October 23, 2004
Lawrence High had completed three of three halfback passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns in the past three weeks.
Mayer: Relax! Enjoy this season’s hoops squad
October 23, 2004
Fortunately, the great majority of Kansas University basketball fans are focusing on what’s quite possible for 2004-05 rather than hanging by the teeth to find out what new signee the Jayhawks might bring into the mix.
Religion briefs
October 23, 2004
Weddings
October 23, 2004
Cab company to pick up tab for rides to and from polls
October 23, 2004
Midwest Transportation Corp. is offering free rides to Lawrence residents who would like to vote Election Day at any of the city’s 49 polling places.
Spinning the gay rights issue
October 23, 2004
Let me see if I have this right. The Republicans are now accusing the Democrats of being insensitive to gay Americans? Or to one gay American at least?
More than just a statue
Oklahoma has had four slices of Heisman Trophy pie
October 23, 2004
It’s the Academy Award of the college football world. Get it, and you have it made — like a hotel on Boardwalk, a royal flush on the flop or a trophy bass on the first cast of the morning.
Sooners boast dangerous 1-2 punch
October 23, 2004
He has the speed to get to the outside. He has the field vision to find seams the width of his hips. And he has the power — so much of it — to take a defender, pop him in the chest and get three extra yards before finally getting gang-tackled to the turf.
Tigers still smarting from loss to Longhorns
October 23, 2004
Coach Gary Pinkel is not one for moral victories, so he found little comfort in Missouri’s narrow 28-20 loss to No. 8 Texas.
KSU turned tables on NU
Wildcats have won four of six with rival Huskers
October 23, 2004
It used to be that Nebraska victories over Kansas State were as certain as the leaves changing colors in October. To Cornhusker fans, the series has violated the law of nature in recent years.
Moss tests injured hamstring
October 23, 2004
Vikings receiver Randy Moss tested his strained right hamstring on Friday, but his status for Minnesota’s game against Tennessee this weekend remained uncertain.
Red Sox, Cardinals match up comparably
If history can be a guide, St. Louis might win Series in seven games
October 23, 2004
A position-by-position look at the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox going into the World Series, starting tonight at Fenway Park:
St. Mary’s denies Veritas, 68-0
Eagles’ quest for league championship ends with setback
October 23, 2004
In the final game of a regular season to remember for the Veritas Christian football team, the Eagles had a Friday night they soon would like to forget.
Pleasant Ridge 41, McLouth 0
October 23, 2004
Junior halfback Kevin Stewart passed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season in McLouth’s shutout loss.
People
October 23, 2004
¢ Eminem down on Bush ¢ Mexican singer tops MTV awards ¢ Unknown is new Man of Steel ¢ U2 finds missing ‘October’ lyrics
Airports await rules on private screeners
October 23, 2004
With a deadline looming, the government has yet to come up with guidelines for commercial airports that want to replace federal baggage and passenger screeners with privately employed workers.
Cardinals to call on reliable Williams
October 23, 2004
Woody Williams is a constant in a St. Louis Cardinals rotation that manager Tony La Russa keeps juggling. The right-hander will make his third straight series-opening start in Game 1 of the World Series tonight.
Iran exile group protests terror reference by EU
October 23, 2004
An Iranian exile group bristled Friday at a European offer of incentives aimed at getting the Tehran regime to stop uranium enrichment, saying it included a promise that the union would continue viewing a key faction of the group as a terrorist organization.
Kerry camp hopes Clinton comeback excites voters
October 23, 2004
Bill Clinton has always had a flair for political drama. Now it looks like his just-in-time recovery from heart surgery, allowing him to campaign for John Kerry in the election’s closing days, may provide a jolt of excitement that any candidate would covet.
Turnovers vital to Free State victory
October 23, 2004
Free State High’s Damien Dillon couldn’t believe the turnover. No, the 6-foot, 230-pound sophomore wasn’t talking about his 10-yard first-quarter fumble recovery for a touchdown Friday night in a Class 6A football district game at Haskell Stadium, a pivotal play during the Firebirds’ emotional 14-12 victory over Lawrence High.
Red Sox happy Fall Classic returning to Fenway
October 23, 2004
The World Series logo was back on the field at Fenway Park, just like last year. Only this time, it’s for real.
Schneider pacing Firebirds
October 23, 2004
Danny Schneider has run only two seasons of high school cross country. That should be enough to earn the Free State senior a college scholarship.
KU doubles tandem eliminated from regional
October 23, 2004
Kansas University’s tennis doubles duo of Christine Skoda and Lauren Hommell was eliminated Friday from the ITA Regional.
Society calendar
October 23, 2004
Briefcase
October 23, 2004
¢ Longtime fan shoots for writing success ¢ Dow plunges 108 points as prices rise on oil ¢ R.R. Donnelley settles race discrimination suit
Horoscopes
October 23, 2004