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Coroner rules Miller died of aspyhxia
September 2, 2004
(Web Posted Thursday at 5:22 p.m.) A coroner said today that Lawrence resident Mary E. Miller, whose husband is charged with murdering her July 28, died of aspyhxia — lack of oxygen to the blood often caused by suffocation.
Slight chance for rain this weekend
September 2, 2004
(Updated Thursday at 9:30 a.m.) Blue skies and warm temperatures — that’s what you can expect if you’re headed outside today. But there’s a slight chance of rain during the long Labor Day weekend, starting Saturday night and lasting through Monday morning.
Local anarchist describes N.Y.C. arrest
September 2, 2004
(Updated Thursday at 8:25 a.m.) Among the Lawrence anarchists arrested Tuesday in New York City was Dave Strano, who was caught in a literal dragnet that descended on a crowd near Sixth Avenue and 42nd Street.
Around the Kaw Valley League
September 2, 2004
Back to basics…
September 2, 2004
Chargers’ coach eager to put past behind
September 2, 2004
It’s not likely there’s a coach more eager to begin the 2004 high school football season than Santa Fe Trail’s Dave Watkins.
Braves eye third trip to playoffs
Move from Class 5A to 4A ‘really doesn’t change anything’
September 2, 2004
After making consecutive trips to the Class 5A state playoffs, Bonner Springs coach Lew Kasselman and his players are hoping to make it three in a row.
2003 area recap
September 2, 2004
All-time Journal-World All-area teams
September 2, 2004
Around the Sunflower League
September 2, 2004
Around the Frontier League
September 2, 2004
SM North counting on seniors
September 2, 2004
If experience is the key to success, look for the Shawnee Mission North football team to play deep into the fall this year.
12 charged with fraud in $400 million diet drug settlement
September 2, 2004
Twelve people who received portions of a $400 million settlement with the manufacturer of the diet drug fen-phen in 1999 have been arrested and charged with fraud for allegedly lying about taking the drug.
GOP momentum
September 2, 2004
President Bush is in perfect position to energize his election effort as he heads into the last two months of the campaign.
Willing to serve
September 2, 2004
Credit cards spur college debt
September 2, 2004
I spent two days recently wishing I could go back to college instead of pay for it. My son, Zack, and I were on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, where he starts his freshman year in the fall. It was orientation. He was being oriented to Life In College. I, to Life Without Money.
Circus abuse
September 2, 2004
Sunflower League schedule
September 2, 2004
Poor excuse
September 2, 2004
Beside the point
September 2, 2004
Pulling off a fast move
Edwards shifts from driving trucks to Nextel Cup Series in a flash
September 2, 2004
Carl Edwards’ season started with a bang, and not just on the track.
State’s job market on the mend
Labor secretary says Kansas lags in workers’ compensation benefits
September 2, 2004
After a tough period of layoffs, the state job market seems to be rebounding, Kansas Labor Secretary Jim Garner said Wednesday.
Higher energy costs slow Midwest economic growth
September 2, 2004
Higher prices for oil, natural gas and other raw materials have slowed but not stalled the Midwest economy, a manufacturing index indicated Wednesday.
Survey reports slowdown in Kansas activity
September 2, 2004
The overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index in Kansas turned down to 74.8 from July’s record high of 78.5.
United reportedly mulling 6,000 job cuts
September 2, 2004
United Airlines said Wednesday that further job cuts would be necessary as it continued slashing costs in order to get out of bankruptcy.
Briefcase
September 2, 2004
¢ Construction spending hits record high in July ¢ Supply concerns boost oil prices to $44 a barrel ¢ GM, Ford report drop in sales, production cut ¢ GlaxoSmithKline posts trials of diabetes drug
New overtime workers feel demoted
MU employees say they earned salaried status
September 2, 2004
The complaints began even before University of Missouri administrators e-mailed more than 400 employees to confirm what might seem a harmless change — soon, the memo said, they’d be eligible for overtime pay.
Bosnian acquitted of genocide as Milosevic fights similar charges
September 2, 2004
A Yugoslav war crimes tribunal acquitted a Bosnian Serb leader of genocide on Wednesday, while former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic told a separate panel the charges he himself faces are “empty words” and a “mutilation of justice.”
Teacher charged with arson at his home
September 2, 2004
A Goodland teacher and football coach has been suspended by the school district after being charged with trying to set his home on fire, authorities said.
50 inmates waiting for Larned Hospital
September 2, 2004
State budget cuts and the growth of the sexual-predator unit at Larned State Hospital are blamed for a backlog of about 50 inmates waiting for admission to the mental health facility.
Lectures to explore Kansas territory
September 2, 2004
Historical figures from the Kansas territory will come to life this month as part of the Territorial Lecture Series put on by the Hall Center for the Humanities at Kansas University.
County approves rural water district expansion
September 2, 2004
Abandon the wells. Lose the cisterns.
Deer hunters scammed by online advertiser
September 2, 2004
Hunters responding to an online advertisement promising prime deer hunting on private land in Clinton County received a surprise when they arrived, authorities say.
Drug dealer rejects deal to cooperate, gets life
September 2, 2004
A drug dealer who could have cut his sentence to 20 years by cooperating with federal prosecutors in cases against others will spend the rest of his life in prison.
American killed in Afghanistan was ex-K.C. policeman
September 2, 2004
The Missouri man who was one of three Americans killed this week when a car bomb exploded in Afghanistan was a former Kansas City police officer once injured in an exchange of gunfire with a robber.
Ex-baggage screener accused of stealing cash
September 2, 2004
A former baggage screener at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport has been accused of stealing money from luggage.
Wood: O-North moves down, but don’t count it out
September 2, 2004
Darn the Journal-World archives. With just a few clicks of the mouse at www.ljworld.com, any reader out to make me look stupid can do so with great ease. All they have to do is find their way to a story I wrote last September where I predicted with arrogance and confidence the 2003 Sunflower League football standings.
An impact player’
Freshman receiver result of recruiting coup
September 2, 2004
Marcus Henry could become one of the Big 12 Conference’s elite football performers within two years, Kansas University coach Mark Mangino said.
Jayhawks rip Razorbacks
September 2, 2004
Kansas University’s volleyball team opened its season Wednesday night with a 3-1 (30-20, 30-26, 23-30, 30-25) victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks at Barnhill Arena.
K.C. charity’s changes satisfy AG
Kauffman Foundation amends bylaws to strengthen ties to community
September 2, 2004
The Kauffman Foundation has changed its bylaws to ensure that founder Ewing Marion Kauffman’s vision for nurturing the local community endures, Missouri Atty. Gen. Jay Nixon said Wednesday.
Stauffer services
September 2, 2004
Harry E. Reed Jr.
September 2, 2004
Leslie A. Sperling
September 2, 2004
Sideline
September 2, 2004
¢ Prep football tab unveiled ¢ Aggies open against Utes
Serena advances at Open
No. 2-seed Mauresmo reaches third round
September 2, 2004
Wearing what she described as her “micro-mini” outfit, third-seeded Serena Williams advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Lindsay Lee-Waters.
Sting’s Staley hands out 1,000th assist
September 2, 2004
Three-time Olympian Dawn Staley led the charge for the Charlotte Sting on Wednesday night.
Results mixed for Lions at girls tennis quad
September 2, 2004
The Lawrence High girls tennis team won one, lost one and tied one in a quad Wednesday in Leavenworth.
Seabury soccer falls in tournament opener
September 2, 2004
Seabury Academy’s boys soccer team will try to bounce back today after falling to Platte County, Mo., 5-1, Tuesday in the first round the Barstow Invitational.
Cardinals cruise past Padres, 4-2
September 2, 2004
By now, the St. Louis Cardinals expect to win them all.
K.C. shelves Boerigter
September 2, 2004
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Marc Boerigter was placed on injured reserve Wednesday after injuring his knee without taking a hit in a preseason game. Boerigter was hurt Saturday night in the first quarter of the Chiefs’ game against Cleveland.
Texans trade punter to Chiefs
September 2, 2004
The Houston Texans traded punter Steve Cheek to the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday in exchange for a conditional seventh-round selection next year.
MLB briefs
September 2, 2004
¢ Colangelo resigns ahead of schedule ¢ Appeals court upholds Bradley’s jail sentence ¢ Schmidt to step down
Hundreds held hostage at Russian school
Attackers said to be Chechen rebels
September 2, 2004
Armed militants with explosives strapped to their bodies stormed a Russian school Wednesday in a region bordering Chechnya, corralling hundreds of hostages, many of them children, into a gymnasium and threatening to blow up the building if surrounding Russian troops attacked.
Stewart gives up column
September 2, 2004
Subscribers to Martha Stewart Living magazine received a personal letter from Martha with the September issue explaining why the last regular feature in the magazine that she wrote was being dropped.
Alejandro Sanz dominates Latin Grammy Awards
September 2, 2004
Latin Grammy favorite Alejandro Sanz won four awards and Brazilian jazz songstress Maria Rita collected two Wednesday at a ceremony aimed at uniting Spanish- and Portugese-language music with the flash and sizzle of American pop.
Spotlight on Bush’s acceptance speech
September 2, 2004
President George W. Bush will accept his party’s nomination at the Republican National Convention (7 p.m., PBS; 9 p.m., ABC, CBS, NBC) tonight. New York Gov. George Pataki will make a speech introducing Bush to the delegates.
Secretive Pentagon office target of FBI spy probe
September 2, 2004
An unorthodox Pentagon outfit responsible for much of the Bush administration’s discredited intelligence on Iraq is the target of a broad FBI national security probe, sources told the New York Daily News Wednesday.
Lawrence briefs
September 2, 2004
¢ Lawrence Muslim leader to give Islam lecture ¢ Lecompton academy receives EPA grant ¢ Talk with loved ones in path of hurricane
Correction
September 2, 2004
U.N. agency raises alarm on Iranian nuclear program
September 2, 2004
Iran plans to convert 37 tons of uranium into a substance that could be used to manufacture nuclear weapons, the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said in a report Wednesday.
7 in Iraq freed after ransom paid
September 2, 2004
Militants released seven foreign hostages Wednesday after their employer paid $500,000 ransom.
Priming the gridiron
September 2, 2004
Accused U.S. deserter ‘hated’ N. Korea
September 2, 2004
Alleged U.S. Army deserter Charles Jenkins said Wednesday he would surrender to U.S. military authorities to face charges he deserted his post along the demilitarized zone dividing North and South Korea in the 1960s.
U.N. seeks larger force for Sudan
September 2, 2004
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Wednesday that Sudan’s government has not stopped attacks on “terrorized and traumatized” civilians in its Darfur region and urged the speedy deployment of an expanded international peacekeeping force.
Lawrence anarchists arrested at GOP convention
Protesters among 1,700 taken to jail in N.Y.
September 2, 2004
At least eight Lawrence anarchists, four men and four women, are among the roughly 1,700 protesters arrested so far at the Republican National Convention in New York City, local anarchists say.
Cheney says Kerry suffers ‘habit of indecision’
September 2, 2004
Vice President Dick Cheney ridiculed John Kerry on Wednesday night as a wishy-washy presidential pretender whose election would jeopardize America’s security.
2004 district assignments
September 2, 2004
Wood: Linemen typify back-to-basics theme
September 2, 2004
It’s a painful way to live every Friday night. It’s unglorified, unpopular, yet so crucial.
Firebirds young, but not untested
Injuries in 2003 forced FSHS to accelerate learning curve
September 2, 2004
In hindsight, Free State High coach Bob Lisher actually might see something positive come out of an injury-riddled 2003 season.
Lions counting on Colter, Handshy
Tremendous leaders’ could be keys on both offense, defense
September 2, 2004
Looking up and down the list of returning talent on the Lawrence High football team, your eyes dart to two names almost immediately. Jeff Colter and Ian Handshy.
Eagles eager for full slate
Christian school loaded with offensive threats
September 2, 2004
There is no better feeling for Veritas Christian football coach Doug Bennett than knowing the Eagles’ opponents will have plenty to worry about.
Jayhawk goes hip-hop in Lil’ Flip music video
September 2, 2004
Women, cars, bouncing beats, flashy gold jewelry and … a Jayhawk?
KU courses have community in mind
September 2, 2004
Kansas University is preparing to relaunch its KU for Lawrence series under a new name, with new benefits for those who sign up for classes.
Three deans due for job review process
September 2, 2004
It’s review time for three Kansas University administrators.
Lawrence opens new diploma program
September 2, 2004
A newly opened diploma completion program is providing Lawrence residents another way to get a high school education.
Britain cracks down on bad behavior
September 2, 2004
A teenager is forbidden to say “grass.” A great-grandfather is banned from being sarcastic. And two record companies are told not to put up advertising posters.
Ex-husband to face trial in bomb incident
September 2, 2004
The former husband of romance novelist Rebecca Brandewyne will face trial on a felony explosives charge in connection with an incident in which his 911 call brought police to his home last year.
Virus suspected in two SIDS deaths
September 2, 2004
A virus recently discovered in Japan is suspected in two “crib deaths” in Wisconsin, raising new questions about how many of these mysterious tragedies might be caused by germs.
Traces of toxic chemicals abound in U.S. groceries
September 2, 2004
A wide variety of food in American supermarkets is contaminated with tiny doses of toxic manmade chemical flame retardants, according to a new study of everyday groceries released Wednesday.
Bulldogs banking on talented linemen
September 2, 2004
For a change, Baldwin High football coach Mike Berg sees the Bulldogs’ strength in a different place this year.
6News video: Lawrence anarchists arrested at GOP convention
September 2, 2004
Eight Lawrence anarchists were to appear in court Tuesday after being arrested while protesting at the Republican National Convention in New York.
Briefly
September 2, 2004
¢ U.S.-born panda gives birth to twins ¢ President’s speech met by protests, heckling ¢ Police investigate child trafficking ¢ Margaret Thatcher posts bail for son
Briefly
September 2, 2004
¢ Army reservist charged in deaths of Afghan detainees ¢ Sit-in aims to save church
Briefly
September 2, 2004
¢ Downed line stops power at school district office ¢ 59-year-old reports rape by home intruder ¢ Demolition derby slated as fund-raiser ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Catch the wave
September 2, 2004
Kerry: World less safe because of Bush
September 2, 2004
In his most pointed attempt yet to distinguish his stand on the war from President Bush’s, Sen. John Kerry said Wednesday that “extremism has gained momentum” and the world is more dangerous because of the Bush administration’s bungling in Iraq.
Winning’ war on terror depends on definition
September 2, 2004
The war on terror might eventually be won, depending on one’s definition of winning.
Much holiday travel expected
September 2, 2004
Lawrence and the nation are ready to celebrate the last major holiday weekend of the summer, and a record 34.1 million people are expected to take advantage of it and travel more than 50 miles, according to Kansas AAA.
Bronx Bombers bounce back
Yanks rebound from worst loss with 5-3 win over Tribe
September 2, 2004
The scoreboard was reset to zero, all the runs and hits from the previous day wiped away.
People
September 2, 2004
¢ Georgia sings Charles’ praises ¢ Princess victorious over press ¢ Everybody is kung-fu fighting ¢ Hughes shuts books, dons skates
Briefly
September 2, 2004
¢ Bengal tiger loose at Army base ¢ Suspect in shootings enters insanity ¢ Trade center families rally for ‘proper burial’ ¢ Pepper spray scare blamed on horseplay
Bobcat coach inherits experience
Hopkins expects leadership from senior linemen, quarterback
September 2, 2004
The saying might be, “Everything old is new again,” but for new Basehor-Linwood football coach Steve Hopkins, it’s the “old” faces of junior and senior players who are giving him enthusiasm for the upcoming season.
Cougars expect growing pains
Coach Diebold: ‘The key to 2004 will be patience’
September 2, 2004
The face of Shawnee Mission Northwest football may need some time to re-establish itself.
Flooded buildings condemned; toll rises to seven in Virginia
September 2, 2004
Police and fire officials escorted Richmond residents and business owners into their flood-ravaged homes and shops Wednesday, but only to allow them to retrieve pets and essentials such as prescription drugs.
Can Bush find a way out of Iraq?
September 2, 2004
Here’s how I imagine the scene when President Bush appears in Madison Square Garden at the Republican National Convention.
KU seniors prepared for final seasons
Miles says upperclassmen excited about Canada, but more hungry to win
September 2, 2004
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self thinks his freshmen will be the most excited about the Jayhawks’ trip to Canada this weekend.
No rest for Cowboys against Chiefs
September 2, 2004
Dallas coach Bill Parcells was in his office at 5 a.m. Wednesday watching film, trying to take advantage of every possible minute. For the Cowboys, it’s already time to play another game.
A look at Bush’s promises made, and broken
September 2, 2004
George W. Bush accepted the Republican presidential nomination in Philadelphia four summers ago with a speech packed full of ambitious campaign promises.
Florida orders 500,000 to evacuate
expected to hit as early as Friday
September 2, 2004
Nearly a half-million people were ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Frances swirled toward Florida on Wednesday just weeks after Charley’s devastating visit, threatening to deliver the most powerful one-two punch to hit a state in at least a century.
Protest arrests a convention record
September 2, 2004
Chicago in 1968. Miami Beach in 1972. Add New York 2004 to that list.
Not-so-corny message
September 2, 2004
Horoscopes
September 2, 2004
Bulldogs look for better days ahead
September 2, 2004
Harry Hester’s first year at McLouth didn’t look too spiffy on paper.
Jaguars motivated to show ‘heart’
September 2, 2004
Hard-nosed, physical and intense are characteristics of any quality football team, and this year’s Mill Valley Jaguars squad has vowed to get tough.
Wildcats seek to ‘finish’
September 2, 2004
The name of the game for De Soto’s football team in 2004 simply will be to “finish.”
Cardinals have some big gaps to plug
September 2, 2004
At this time last year, the Eudora High football team was charged with filling some big holes on offense.
Google poised to lift selling restrictions on insider shares
Company stock offering faces another test
September 2, 2004
Google Inc.’s employees and other insiders will be free to sell an additional 4.67 million shares of the company’s stock today, providing another test of the online search engine’s popularity with investors.
Officials wrestle with after-school programs
City, county commissions, school board discuss alternate funding sources
September 2, 2004
Douglas County Commissioner Jere McElhaney said he didn’t have anything against after-school programs.
Food pantry coordinator laments summer struggles
ECKAN, other agencies see donations drop when temperatures warm
September 2, 2004
Jeanette Collier had to shut down her food pantry this week. The cupboards were bare.
Late flurry lifts Lions past Indians
September 2, 2004
It was a magical way to start the season, and convincing evidence that scrap and desire can be plenty to win a soccer game.
Republicans not hesitant to take negative stance
September 2, 2004
Leo Durocher once declared that “nice guys finish last.” Mindful of that old baseball aphorism, it’s clear that the Bush campaign intends to finish first.
On the record
September 2, 2004
State pension plan problems persist
September 2, 2004
State lawmakers said Wednesday that major changes were needed to Kansas’ $10.3 billion public-pension system in the face of growing liabilities.
Cyclones embrace expectations
September 2, 2004
The kind of success Ottawa High’s football team has had the past two seasons has bred even greater expectations.
Experienced Kaws plan to shake doldrums
Tackling numbers don’t tell real story of one-win season
September 2, 2004
The individual defensive statistics might seem pretty spectacular for Perry-Lecompton’s football team from last season.
Bears set sights on five wins, playoffs
September 2, 2004
Coming off a rough first season at the helm and the recent loss of his top returning player, Oskaloosa football coach Terry Porter is surprisingly optimistic.
GOP accentuates the moderate
September 2, 2004
All in all, the best route to the biggest show in town is to walk down Broadway. You begin at 51st Street where “Mamma Mia!” has posted the sort of reviews that George Bush can only dream of: “JUST SIT BACK AND LET THE JOY SWEEP OVER YOU!!!”
Wallace cites Earnhardt as reason for retiring
September 2, 2004
Bluntness is a Rusty Wallace character trait.
Daily ticker
September 2, 2004
Philadelphia considers wireless Internet for all
City joins growing list of others contemplating offering high-speed access for free or lower price
September 2, 2004
For about $10 million, city officials believe they can turn all 135 square miles of Philadelphia into the world’s largest wireless Internet hot spot.
Kobe Bryant sex case dismissed
NBA star apologizes but maintains innocence; civil lawsuit still pending
September 2, 2004
The criminal case against Kobe Bryant collapsed Wednesday as prosecutors dropped the sexual assault charge against him, saying they had no choice because the NBA star’s accuser no longer wanted to participate.
Head-scarf ban gets first test, amid backdrop of hostage crisis
September 2, 2004
School doors open for 12 million French children today, but there is far more at stake this year than back-to-school jitters.
Young Firebirds to open with high-flying Indians
September 2, 2004
Now, here’s a doozy of a start to the season.
Royals’ Greinke shuts down Tigers
September 2, 2004
Zack Greinke had his 95-mph fastball working Wednesday night and it wasn’t even his best pitch.
Eagles aim to start fast for a change
September 2, 2004
Slow starts and strong finishes have been commonplace for Wellsville’s football team the last few seasons, but coach Bill Oshel wants that to change in 2004.
Chieftains to count on youngsters
September 2, 2004
Tonganoxie coach Mark Elston never has experienced a losing season at THS.