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Incumbent Republican Jere McElhaney, candidate for Douglas County Commission, 3rd District, chats with voters
October 25, 2004
(Updated Monday at 1:29 p.m.) Welcome to our online chat with Douglas County Commissioner Jere McElhaney, Republican. The chat took place on Monday, October 25, at 3:00 PM and is now closed, but you can read the full transcript on this page.
Democrat Marci Francisco, candidate for Kansas Senate, 2nd District, chats with voters
October 25, 2004
(Updated Monday at 1:28 p.m.) Welcome to our online chat with Democrat Marci Francisco, candidate for Kansas Senate, 2nd District. The chat took place 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25 and is now closed, but you can read the full transcript on this page.
SRS secretary to retire
October 25, 2004
(Updated Monday at 11:53 a.m.) Janet Schalansky, the secretary of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilation Services, announced her retirement today.
Gray skies moving in
October 25, 2004
(Updated Monday at 7:43 a.m.) More cool, sunny weather is expected through the morning. But clouds will be increasing this afternoon, bringing mostly gray skies and chances for rain through the rest of the work week, says Jennifter Schack, 6News meteorologist.
2nd District offers stark choice
Ryun and Boyda have precious little in common
October 25, 2004
Voters in the 2nd Congressional District have a clear choice between U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, a Republican from Lawrence, and Democrat Nancy Boyda of Topeka. The two disagree on most issues.
Bush says terror safety ‘up in air’
Candidates pound swing states with week left
October 25, 2004
President Bush and Sen. John Kerry stayed on the offensive in swing states Sunday as the presidential race entered its final full week. In a television interview, Bush said it was “up in the air” whether the nation can ever be fully safe from another terror attack and suggested terrorists may still be contemplating ways to disrupt the election.
Defense attorneys object to new indigent plan
Lawyers say moving to contract system will deprive defendants of quality representation; state disagrees
October 25, 2004
Lawrence attorneys are worried a state plan to save money by awarding contracts for criminal-defense work could lead to inferior, factory-style justice for Douglas County’s poorest defendants.
Lawrence Datebook
October 25, 2004
Edwards delves into foreign territory
October 25, 2004
Throughout his own presidential campaign, Sen. John Edwards talked a lot about “two Americas” and rarely mentioned any other country, including Iraq.
Cardinals’ offense disappears again
St. Louis goes 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position of Game 2
October 25, 2004
The National League’s best offense is off to a feeble start in the World Series, and the St. Louis Cardinals’ chances are sagging along with it.
Foulke, bullpen lift Boston
October 25, 2004
Keith Foulke knows how to protect a postseason lead. Foulke finished off another fine effort by Boston’s bullpen Sunday night, preserving a 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that gave the Red Sox a 2-0 lead in the World Series.
Desire to end casino debate drives review of compact
October 25, 2004
Gambling opponents often talk as if they’re trapped in a castle besieged by pro-gambling barbarians.
Cheney hammers Democrats on national security
October 25, 2004
Call it Dick Cheney’s doomsday campaign. In the frantic final days of the campaign of his life, with political attacks on all sides more and more strident, the vice president is pounding harder than ever at Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry on national security.
FSHS regional site
October 25, 2004
Free State will play host to Lawrence High in a first-round Class 6A soccer regional Tuesday.
Seabury No. 12 seed
October 25, 2004
Twelfth-seeded Seabury Academy (5-9) will face fifth-seeded Kansas City Christian (9-6) in a Class 4-1A regional soccer match at 4 p.m. Tuesday at K.C. Christian.
Rebels kill dozens of unarmed Iraqi soldiers
U.S diplomat dies in explosion
October 25, 2004
In their boldest and deadliest ambush yet, insurgents waylaid three minibuses carrying U.S.-trained Iraqi soldiers heading home on leave and massacred about 50 of them — forcing many to lie on the ground before shooting them in the head, officials said Sunday.
Does John Kerry have a prayer in Kansas?
Kansans pick Democrats only in times of crisis
October 25, 2004
It’s late election night and President Bush and Democratic challenger John Kerry are locked in a tug-of-war to get the necessary 270 electoral votes to win the White House.
On the record
October 25, 2004
Carnival of Chemistry provides hands-on science
October 25, 2004
The world of chemistry was viewed up close Sunday afternoon by dozens of youths who visited Kansas University’s Malott Hall.
Kansas high school sports scores from Oct. 24
October 25, 2004
Kansas high school football scores from Oct. 24
October 25, 2004
Window of opportunity
Businessman says clients make job worthwhile
October 25, 2004
Dana Brown isn’t the original Window Guy, but he has owned the window-washing company by that name since 1997. With hand-written receipts, a soft voice and a catchy name, Brown has become a recognizable fixture washing windows on Massachusetts Street.
To-do list
October 25, 2004
¢ Trick-or-treating times set for city, downtown ¢ Tony-award winner coming to Lied Center stage ¢ EAT to perform plays about Godzilla’s sins ¢ Elections hot topic
Candidates use fear to try to sway voters
October 25, 2004
The woman approached me after a talk I gave earlier this week to confess, somewhat sheepishly, that she was still one of the undecideds in this year’s presidential race. On domestic issues, the choice was clear, but …
Endowment support
The Kansas University Endowment Association’s land acquisitions have played a huge positive role in the growth of KU
October 25, 2004
Most Kansas taxpayers probably don’t realize the savings to the state provided by the Kansas University Endowment Association’s ownership of KU’s west campus.
Voter abuses
October 25, 2004
The Week Ahead
October 25, 2004
Rising threat
October 25, 2004
Security issues
October 25, 2004
Karzai likely victor in Afghan vote
Most opponents ready to accept presidential election results
October 25, 2004
Hamid Karzai clinched a majority of the votes cast in Afghanistan’s first presidential election, near-complete results showed Sunday, leaving him all but certain of becoming his war-wrecked nation’s first democratically elected leader.
Briefly
October 25, 2004
¢ Police move to oust pro-Aristide militants ¢ CIA detainee report concerns senators ¢ U.N. envoy discourages U.S. Fallujah offensive ¢ Report: Army denies most Iraqi claims ¢ Powell calls North Korea ‘terrorist state’ during trip ¢ Troops destroy land mines ¢ Apartment fire kills 6 children ¢ Report: Internet users not as safe as they think ¢ Motorcycle, SUV crash at 56-59 junction ¢ Five killed in crash of air ambulance plane ¢ Senate conferees fault House intelligence plan ¢ Reports: Six convicted in sex abuse trials ¢ Donations to charities rebound, study says
Energy-efficient ideas appeal to more builders
High-tech materials help businesses conserve fuel, reduce cooling costs
October 25, 2004
At Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, the lights are controlled by sensors that measure sunlight. They dim immediately when it’s sunny and brighten when a passing cloud blocks the sun.
Election marks end of era for TV news
Brokaw’s upcoming departure may be followed by other anchors
October 25, 2004
As a 16-year-old high school student, Tom Brokaw spent his first working election night in a radio station newsroom in Yankton, S.D. He reported results from rural polling places, and ate chicken catered from Kip’s Blue Moon restaurant.
Reeve’s final work debuts on A&E
October 25, 2004
Based on a true story of tragedy and perseverance, “The Brooke Ellison Story” (7 p.m., A&E) was completed long before the recent and unexpected death of its director, Christopher Reeve.
Couple return to find house ablaze
Firefighters still investigating cause of Connecticut Street fire
October 25, 2004
Ralph and Susan Bost weren’t prepared for the sight that greeted them when they returned to their Lawrence home early Sunday.
Halloween scares up visitors for tours of state’s ‘haunted’ sites
October 25, 2004
Who needs Ghostbusters? After all, ghosts are good for business, many cities are finding out. In cities across the country, private entities, chambers of commerce and tourist bureaus capitalize on the public’s seasonal interest in the supernatural by conducting Halloween tours of supposedly haunted locations.
Officials pleased with dog-tying ordinance
October 25, 2004
A new city ordinance that bans dog tethering seems to be working. In late June, the City Commission approved a law restricting the time pet owners may keep their animals chained outside.
Center ready to begin catalyst research
October 25, 2004
Someday, the research Bala Subramaniam is leading could affect a variety of everyday products, including gasoline, nylon, margarine and pharmaceuticals.
Area briefs
October 25, 2004
¢ Thornburgh to speak to College Republicans ¢ Folklorist selected to lead state’s historical society ¢ Area candidates to chat online
NASA wants to continue collaboration with Russia
October 25, 2004
A Russian-U.S. crew returned to Earth from the international space station Sunday in a pinpoint landing on the Kazakhstan steppe, and NASA’s chief said the United States wanted to continue the joint relationship for future missions to Mars.
U.N. officials say report ignored plans to monitor Iraqi weapons
October 25, 2004
Arms hunter Charles Duelfer’s report, in concluding Iraq might have resumed weapons-building “after sanctions were removed,” left out the crucial fact that the U.N. Security Council had planned controls over Baghdad for years to come, U.N. officials say.
KU men’s golf sixth
October 25, 2004
Kansas University’s men’s golf team finished in 6th of 16 teams at the Nelson Invitational Sunday.
Texas trips KU, 1-0
Longhorns escape with victory in 2OT
October 25, 2004
Texas’ Kelly Wilson scored with less than two minutes to play in double overtime, lifting the Longhorns to a 1-0 victory Sunday over No. 6 Kansas at Myers Stadium.
North jumbled mess
North jumbled mess
October 25, 2004
The Big 12 Conference season is at its halfway point, with four games down and four to go. Rather than analyze bowl scenarios and front-runners for year-end awards, let’s take a whimsical look at how wacky this season is turning out to be.
Boise State bowls over Fresno, 33-16
October 25, 2004
Jared Zabransky passed for 227 yards and a touchdown, and Boise State held Fresno State to 17 yards rushing in a 33-16 victory late Saturday night.
Lorenzo says administration spending comment didn’t refer to Lawrence
October 25, 2004
Kansas House candidate Rich Lorenzo says he wasn’t referring to Lawrence public schools when he said Kansas spent about 43 percent of its education budget on administration.
Israeli Cabinet OKs pay for settlers
October 25, 2004
Israel’s Cabinet approved a compensation plan Sunday for settlers who will be uprooted by Ariel Sharon’s plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip and part of the West Bank, handing the prime minister an important victory two days before a showdown in parliament over the pullout.
Japan reeling after quakes
Series of temblors damage roads, destroy homes
October 25, 2004
Yoshikazu Ogawa stood outside the pile of rubble that was once his home, poking around the plaster and wood that had suddenly come crashing down on his two minivans when a series of earthquakes hit northern Japan, killing at least 23 people and injuring some 2,000.
Army agrees to probe of Halliburton subsidiary contract
October 25, 2004
The Army has agreed to a Pentagon investigation into claims by a top contracting official that a Halliburton subsidiary unfairly won no-bid contracts worth billions of dollars for work in Iraq and the Balkans, according to Army documents obtained Sunday.
Ailing Schilling comes through
October 25, 2004
Ol’ blood and guts did it again for the Boston Red Sox. Curt Schilling walked to the mound Sunday night with an ailing ankle on his right leg and the hopes of eight decades of Red Sox fans on his back.
Emma Olife Hizar Morozzo
October 25, 2004
June E. Gufler
October 25, 2004
Bailey vs. Johnson top matchup in tonight’s game
October 25, 2004
Chad Johnson leaned toward the tape recorders, ready to make another prediction.
Woodling so-so this week
October 25, 2004
Journal-World sports editor Chuck Woodling compiled a 3-3 record in KUsports.com’s Wanna Whack Woodling? contest this week, missing victories by Iowa State, Oklahoma State and Texas.
Johnson’s victory overshadowed
Busch closing in on Nextel Cup championship
October 25, 2004
Jimmie Johnson’s celebration of his series-high sixth victory of the season was cut short Sunday when he learned that a Hendrick Motorsports plane had crashed on its way to the race, killing all 10 people aboard.
Hendrick plane crashes en route to race
October 25, 2004
A Hendrick Motorsports plane crashed Sunday on its way to a NASCAR race, killing all 10 people aboard, including the son, brother and two nieces of the owner of one of auto racing’s most successful organizations.
Dolphins net first victory
Fiedler powers Miami to 31-14 rout of Rams
October 25, 2004
Jay Fiedler threw a game-clinching touchdown pass, then sprinted the length of the field to join his teammates in an end-zone celebration, waving his index finger as he ran.
Volunteers needed for seasonal events
October 25, 2004
Brandon Woods Retirement Community will have a Halloween Carnival for elementary school-aged children from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at the retirement community.
Pow Wow exposes Nebraska region to Lakota culture
October 25, 2004
This western Nebraska community came alive with the vibrant music, dress and culture of the Lakota tribe during this weekend’s Omanisa Wacipi Pow Wow.
Warren D. Hodges
October 25, 2004
Forum discusses government’s conscientious objection criteria
October 25, 2004
As speculation about the United States reinstating a military draft continues, those who would declare themselves conscientious objectors might want to start preparing their cases now.
KU happy to see kicking improve
Poise of freshman punter Tucker pleases Mangino
October 25, 2004
It’s a less-than-glamorous part of football, but Kansas University is glad it has returned. Kicking and punting, which has been a question mark most of this season, has been rejuvenated.
Wood: Mangino refuses to make excuses
October 25, 2004
You have to admire Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino for refusing to point fingers when his team can’t get the job done.
Priest a beast; Derrick terrific
Holmes, Blaylock each score 4 TDs in rout of Atlanta
October 25, 2004
Neither 12 years in the league nor nine trips to the Pro Bowl could prepare left tackle Willie Roaf for what he did, saw and felt on this history-making day.
Schilling stoic as Boston takes 2-0 lead
October 25, 2004
The bloody sock now is the very symbol of these Red Sox, a rallying cry in the shape of a stitched-up right ankle. Pitching again through so much pain it put his start in doubt, Curt Schilling helped Boston move halfway to snaring its most elusive prize: a first World Series championship since 1918.
Campaign ad spending nears $40 million for final week
October 25, 2004
President Bush, Sen. John Kerry and their political parties are spending nearly $40 million on TV ads in the final week of the presidential campaign as they adjust their strategies in a shrinking battleground.
We shouldn’t trust Bush’s ‘gut’
October 25, 2004
In March 2003, Pat Robertson tried to give President Bush some advice about the coming invasion of Iraq. Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition, supports the president. But he told CNN on Wednesday that he advised Bush to prepare the nation for the likelihood of casualties.
Stem cells on California ballot
October 25, 2004
Do you remember when Ron Reagan ended his Democratic convention speech with a rallying cry for political science: “Whatever else you do come Nov. 2, I urge you, please cast a vote for embryonic stem-cell research.” Who knew that the little pre-embryo was even running for office?
Suspension helped Hawkins gain perspective
October 25, 2004
Reporters didn’t pepper Jeff Hawkins with questions during his monthlong banishment from the Kansas University men’s basketball team.
Little changes in poll
Top 11 stay put; Florida, ND drop out
October 25, 2004
No. 1 Southern California and No. 2 Oklahoma have been the top two teams in the Associated Press Top 25 since the preseason, a nine-poll run that is the longest to start a season in nine years.
People
October 25, 2004
¢ Simpson not live on ‘SNL’? ¢ Zeta-Jones sues topless club ¢ LaLanne still life of the party ¢ ‘Grudge’ grabs top box-office slot
Horoscopes
October 25, 2004