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Coroner’s report in homicide cites children hearing scream
September 4, 2004
The children of a slain Lawrence woman heard her scream the night of her death and said their father — who’s now charged with the murder — was up and passed by their rooms during the night, according to an autopsy report released Friday.
Tulsa hopes to take next step
Golden Hurricane looking to build on breakthrough 2003 season
September 4, 2004
Between a 10-2 season in 1991 and last year’s 8-5 campaign, Tulsa lost 58 of 78 football games. The Golden Hurricane could have been downgraded to a tropical storm — or perhaps a brisk wind — when Tulsa won a total of two games in 2002 and 2003.
People
September 4, 2004
¢ Teachers plan second expedition ¢ “ER” explores real time ¢ Bugs dig the curly hair
OU has something to prove
September 4, 2004
Since Oklahoma last played, the Sooners have been bothered by questions about whether other teams had figured out their offense and if their run of success had reached its end.
Haskell Catholics attend conference
September 4, 2004
Twenty-five members of the Haskell Catholic Campus Center attended the 65th annual Tekakwitha Conference July 28-Aug. 1 at El Paso, Texas.
Cowboys to face rugged test against UCLA at Rose Bowl
September 4, 2004
Les Miles has accumulated his share of memories in the Rose Bowl.
MU hopes revamped defense will pay dividends against run
September 4, 2004
Whether this is a breakout year for Missouri could depend upon how well the linebackers play in a restructured defense.
Trojans’ Leinart has come long way
September 4, 2004
As Matt Leinart drifted toward the left sideline, scrambling to buy extra time, he motioned David Kirtman to break off his route and go downfield.
Northwestern hurt by missed kicks in loss to TCU
September 4, 2004
Peter LoCoco made up for his missed kicks and gave TCU a wild season-opening win.
Seventeen magazine gets religion
September 4, 2004
Faiza worships five times a day, while Rhianna is as likely to believe in God as in the Easter Bunny. Kristin prays too, but to the God and the Goddess.
Merrill Lynch to buy energy trading venture
September 4, 2004
Entergy-Koch LP, a joint venture of subsidiaries of Wichita-based Koch Industries and New Orleans-based Entergy Corp., is selling its energy trading business to Merrill Lynch & Co.
Lord of Rings’ guru readies for ‘Kong’
September 4, 2004
Peter Jackson first tried to film “King Kong” at 13, using a cardboard model of the Empire State Building, a bedsheet painted with a New York backdrop and his Super-8 camera.
CBS puts TV trove up for auction on eBay
September 4, 2004
CBS is auctioning off everything but the kitchen sink to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation — and promote the network’s new fall season.
Get thee to a nunnery (or the Hallmark Channel)
September 4, 2004
“Murder Without Conviction” (7 p.m. Sunday, Hallmark) is the television equivalent of comfort food. Watching it is rather like dining on an unspectacular meatloaf. You’ve experienced this a thousand times before, but what’s not to like? It includes such shopworn ingredients as a carefree Mother Superior (Patty Duke) and a crime-solving ex-nun (Megan Ward), and a clear moral choice between really good people and a town without pity.
Students’ special dietary needs put district’s food service to test
September 4, 2004
Seven-year-old Jazmen Fowler likes the cheeseburgers, thinks the chicken nuggets are great and sings the praises of the pizza.
Americans must recognize ‘war against terrorism’ is real war
September 4, 2004
The term or phrase “war against terrorism” is being used with increasing frequency in news media around the world.
N.Y. returning to normal
September 4, 2004
Penn Station, an armed encampment all week, was bustling again with commuters. Regulars stood in line at their bagel-and-coffee shops. Police vanished from city blocks where they had been deployed by the dozen.
Nursing needs
September 4, 2004
Kansas University should look at ways to increase enrollment in its School of Nursing.
Facts lacking
September 4, 2004
Safety nets
September 4, 2004
Illogical rationale
September 4, 2004
Fitness for office
September 4, 2004
USDA reverses course, will pay wheat claims
September 4, 2004
The Agriculture Department’s Risk Management Agency on Friday reversed its earlier refusal to pay crop insurance claims to farmers after widespread mistakes in sampling sprout-damaged wheat at grain elevators.
Cell phone call leads to search, rescue of driver critically injured in field
September 4, 2004
Alone in the tall weeds, Philip Taylor struggled to breathe after his 1990 Acura rolled on a deserted rural road and hit a tree. He could not move; several of his bones were broken.
Kansas, Colorado to argue water case
September 4, 2004
Arguments in the long-running water dispute between Colorado and Kansas will be heard next month by the Supreme Court.
J-W argues for opening Perkins’ contract
Douglas County judge says he’ll rule soon in open records case
September 4, 2004
Kansas University should be required to disclose all of its athletic director’s compensation records because it’s in the public interest, an attorney representing the Journal-World argued Friday in court.
Woods’ 65 good for lead
Palmer tied at top in Deutsche Bank golf
September 4, 2004
Even before he took the first-round lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship, Tiger Woods was having a good day.
Williams advances into fourth round
September 4, 2004
Hardly at her best, barely beating one of the tour’s pesky teens, Serena Williams suddenly found herself face-down at the U.S. Open.
Santana superb as K.C. falls
September 4, 2004
Just when it looked like Johan Santana couldn’t possibly pitch any better, he topped himself once again.
Bollinger rallies Jets past Eagles, 28-27
September 4, 2004
The New York Jets rallied from a 27-7 deficit, scoring three touchdowns in the last 5:14 Friday night to beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 28-27.
Around and about
September 4, 2004
Society calendar
September 4, 2004
Engagements
September 4, 2004
Military news
September 4, 2004
Sky’s limit for Barmann
Sophomore QB key for Jayhawks
September 4, 2004
Steve Kragthorpe has seen the tape, and he knows what Kansas University quarterback Adam Barmann can do. At least, Kragthorpe thinks he does.
4th man in rape case gets probation
Judge cites defendant’s mental capacity in sparing him prison
September 4, 2004
A mother broke down and cried Friday in court as she described the transformation her teenage daughter has gone through since being raped by four people last summer — a crime that’s resulted in lightened sentences for three of the men.
Two anti-Kerry veterans on VA advisory board
September 4, 2004
Two former Vietnam prisoners of war who appear in ads attacking Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry were appointed by the Bush administration to a panel advising the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Lima, Jayhawks roll past Loyola-Chicago
KU drops first game but rallies for 3-1 win
September 4, 2004
Junior Josi Lima had a team-high 13 kills, and five other players had at least seven kills as Kansas University beat Loyola-Chicago, 3-1, Friday in the first match of the Oral Roberts Volleyball Classic at the Cooper Aerobics Center.
Douglas, Sun clip Liberty
September 4, 2004
Katie Douglas scored 13 points and matched her career high with five steals, leading the Connecticut Sun to a 61-43 win Friday over the New York Liberty.
S. Flory Diehl
September 4, 2004
Grace Julia Bagby
September 4, 2004
DA’s office to develop case-management system with state grant funds
September 4, 2004
The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office on Friday was awarded a $611,555 grant to develop a statewide computer program for prosecutors to keep better tabs on their cases.
Club news
September 4, 2004
Scouting news
September 4, 2004
KU happy to visit Canada
Jayhawks excited to see picturesque British Columbia
September 4, 2004
Pat Lee can look out his living room window and see a picture worthy of a postcard — the vast, colorful, majestic landscape of Abbotsford, British Columbia.
MLB briefs
September 4, 2004
¢ Second Marlins game postponed by Frances ¢ Yanks’ Brown breaks non-throwing hand ¢ Giambi still silent despite report ¢ Red Sox outfielders’ suspensions overturned
HINU seeking first victory
September 4, 2004
When Haskell Indian Nations University’s football team met Trinity Bible College last year, the result was an astounding 60-0 victory for the Fightin’ Indians.
New-look Wildcats to open at home
September 4, 2004
They’re still called the Wildcats, clad in navy and orange. Other than that, almost everything about the Baker University football team has changed.
Record Medicare premium jump coming
September 4, 2004
In the largest increase in the history of Medicare, insurance premiums paid by elderly and disabled patients for routine care will rise 17 percent next year, the Bush administration said Friday.
Clinton to undergo bypass surgery
September 4, 2004
President Clinton was hospitalized with chest pains and shortness of breath Friday and will undergo heart bypass surgery in an operation that could sideline the former president at the height of the campaign for the White House.
Holiday weekend crowds arrive early at Clinton
September 4, 2004
Randy and Lisa Chambers marked their spot early at the Clinton Lake campgrounds, coming in Thursday night from Topeka in hopes of beating the Labor Day weekend crowd to the best camping sites.
On the record
September 4, 2004
Cards blank Eagles
Eudora defense dominates in 21-0 win at Wellsville
September 4, 2004
Even before Gregg Webb took over Eudora’s football program a couple of years ago, the Cardinals weren’t exactly known for kicking extra points.
Veritas rolls to second straight 8-man football victory, 40-19
September 4, 2004
First-year varsity football programs aren’t supposed to hand out punishment to seasoned foes, have an overpowering offense or a thwarting defense.
200 dead in Russian siege
September 4, 2004
The three-day hostage siege at a school in southern Russia ended in chaos and bloodshed Friday, after witnesses said Chechen militants set off bombs and Russian commandos stormed the building. Hostages fled in terror, many of them children who were half-naked and covered in blood. Officials estimated the death toll at more than 200.
Baker soccer falls, 1-0
September 4, 2004
Baker University opened its men’s soccer season Friday with a 1-0 loss to Cal State Dominguez Hills. Cal State scored on a penalty kick on the 80th minutes. Bret Clark tended goal for Baker. The Wildcats will play here again Sunday against Grand Canyon University.
Kaws rally past Immaculata, 28-12
September 4, 2004
It didn’t take long for Perry-Lecompton High to equal its football victory total from a year ago.
Tailgating, alcohol will be allowed again this year
September 4, 2004
For the fourth straight year, Jayhawk football fans will be able to enjoy a beer or cocktail while grilling near Memorial Stadium.
Red Sox win streak hits 10
Martinez masterful in Boston’s 2-0 win over Texas
September 4, 2004
It took the Boston Red Sox just 19 days to slash eight games off New York’s AL East lead. And they’re not done yet.
Cardinals’ Morris tosses two-hitter
St. Louis blanks Los Angeles, 3-0, for seventh straight victory
September 4, 2004
Matt Morris had never been this dominant.
FDA ethics committee weighs giving experimental drug to healthy children
September 4, 2004
Is it ethical in the name of science to give a healthy child as young as 9 a controlled substance? That’s the dilemma facing the Food and Drug Administration’s Pediatric Ethics subcommittee at its first-ever meeting Sept. 10.
New guide tells all about Big 12 towns
September 4, 2004
Susan Kraus doesn’t claim to be a Big 12 football expert.
Science, art collide in exhibit at downtown gallery
September 4, 2004
If you’re looking for a more cultured alternative to the Kansas University football team’s home opener, try “Popular Science,” an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Lawrence artists Sean Lyman and T.J. Fuller.
Religion briefs
September 4, 2004
50 years of photos put on display
September 4, 2004
Bill Snead has traveled around the world, capturing history with his camera.
Briefly
September 4, 2004
¢ High court’s hearing on school finance to air ¢ State identifies five new cases of West Nile virus
Briefly
September 4, 2004
¢ U.S. Muslims emphasize voting at gathering ¢ FDA recalls heartworm medication for dogs
Briefly
September 4, 2004
¢ Suspect charged with nuclear trafficking ¢ Fire at library destroys thousands of books
Briefly
September 4, 2004
¢ Al-Sadr defiantly proclaims his militia is unbeatable ¢ Marine convicted of abuse will be able to stay in Corps ¢ FCC poised to issue record fine for Super Bowl broadcast ¢ South Korea denies any nuclear weapons intentions
Small Mexican group fights Wal-Mart store near ruins
September 4, 2004
A Wal-Mart-owned discount store rising a half-mile from the ancient temples of Teotihuacan has touched off a fight by a small coalition that doesn’t want to see the big, boxy outlet from the top of the Pyramid of the Sun.
GOP seeks to broaden party’s appeal
September 4, 2004
Barry is back.
KSU turns to Meier
Pittsburg soph replaces Roberson
September 4, 2004
As Dylan Meier walked into the Vanier Football Complex at Kansas State, he was greeted by a swarm of reporters wanting to talk to the starting quarterback of the No. 12-ranked team in the nation.
Huskers won’t abandon run game
September 4, 2004
The popular belief in these parts is that passes will outnumber runs when the Bill Callahan era begins at Nebraska.
Happy, for the time being
September 4, 2004
People and places
September 4, 2004
Beleaguered Buffs eager to focus on football
Colorado hopes to move past recruiting scandal that dominated offseason headlines
September 4, 2004
The rape and recruiting scandal that enveloped the Colorado football program and nearly cost coach Gary Barnett his job is far from over.
Faith has no color
Black woman leads Central United Methodist
September 4, 2004
The Rev. Denise Hygh is doing pretty well these days, considering she’s not even supposed to be alive.
Workers find inspiration amid carousels, corndogs
September 4, 2004
The Rev. John Vakulskas walks tall here in the midway, among the twirling rides and twinkling lights, where the scent of cotton candy wafts and the playful cries of children resound.
Overweight children are tomorrow’s coronaries
September 4, 2004
I have been teaching school for 30 years and I am noticing a significant change in the health of my students. More of them are overweight, and they just don’t get enough exercise. I wonder if my observation is accurate, and if so, what is causing it.
K.C. boots Andersen in favor of CFL veteran Tynes
September 4, 2004
Morten Andersen, the second-leading scorer in NFL history, was told Friday he had lost his job to a kicker 18 years younger.
Hurricane drives Lawrence native home
As one Kansan copes with Charley’s devastation, another awaits Frances’ wrath
September 4, 2004
In some ways, Judy Brzoska says, the sudden terror of a tornado is easier to handle than the days-long wait for a hurricane.
Timmons Invite kicks off season
September 4, 2004
Kansas University’s cross country teams open their seasons today at the Bob Timmons Invitational at Rim Rock Farm.
Wall to wall football on tap
Labor Day weekend features quantity, not quality
September 4, 2004
For the college football fan who never can get enough, this weekend is for you.
Barbecue restaurant opens on south Iowa
Owners aim to cater to music, sports fans
September 4, 2004
A pair of Lawrence restaurant veterans have teamed up to bring a new barbecue restaurant to south Iowa Street.
High gasoline costs fail to slow motorists
More Americans expected to travel this Labor Day weekend compared with 2003
September 4, 2004
Motorists began the summer with indignation as gasoline prices rose above $2 a gallon in much of the country, but many are ending it with an equal dose of resignation, as pump prices and demand remain higher than last year.
Police avoid major convention disruptions
September 4, 2004
With an unprecedented show of force that included crowd-control tools such as plastic netting and concrete barriers, police managed to prevented major disruptions during the Republican National Convention. But they were also accused of heavy-handed tactics.
Combo food hits new lows
September 4, 2004
Do you think American food can get any more disgusting?
Weddings
September 4, 2004
Knitter offers classes online
Tips and patterns available at blogger’s Web site
September 4, 2004
So you’ve mastered knits and purls, stitched scarves, conquered cables and you’re looking for a new challenge.
Let the games begin
Fully feathered flock hits field
September 4, 2004
New uniforms won’t be the only difference Kansas University football fans will notice today about the Marching Jayhawks.
Padres’ Hitchcock says he’s retiring
September 4, 2004
Left-hander Sterling Hitchcock, the hero of San Diego’s 1998 playoff run, retired Friday night after 12 years in the big leagues.
Bush, Kerry clash over employment report
New poll shows Bush with double-digit lead
September 4, 2004
President Bush hailed a slight decline in unemployment Friday as reason for his re-election, evidence the “economy is strong and getting stronger.” Not so, said Sen. John Kerry, countering that the administration’s term will end with a net loss of jobs.
Faith forum
September 4, 2004
What is sin?
Inzer carries Baldwin past Gardner
September 4, 2004
Austin Inzer didn’t sell pop, popcorn or programs Friday night. That’s about it.
KU-Tulsa notes
September 4, 2004
U.S. softens Iraq arrest methods
September 4, 2004
The U.S. military is avoiding once-common arrest techniques like bagging suspects’ heads, the U.S. commander in charge of the Iraqi capital said, because such actions are considered humiliating by Iraqis and are pushing new recruits into the insurgency.
Sudan crisis not alone, official says
Attention to Darfur leaves millions more Africans suffering
September 4, 2004
While the world focuses on the crisis in Darfur, three times as many people have been suffering for many more years in two other conflicts involving the Sudanese government.
Horoscopes
September 4, 2004
Briefcase
September 4, 2004
¢ Intel report hampers markets’ momentum ¢ Airbus likely to continue its lead over Boeing Co. ¢ EU, Coke close to deal ¢ LabOne CFO to resign
Jayhawks loaded at linebacker
Reid, Toomey, Floodman, Kane to share spotlight
September 4, 2004
Tulsa football coach Steve Kragthorpe devised an easy way to remember Kansas University’s starting linebackers.
Minnesota sets sights on Air Toledo
Mason, Gophers looking for way to slow Rockets’ quarterback Gradkowski
September 4, 2004
There is efficient, and then there is Toledo efficient.
Daily ticker
September 4, 2004
Labor market adds 144,000 jobs
Gain falls short of analyst expectations
September 4, 2004
America’s payrolls picked up in August, with the economy adding 144,000 jobs, slightly less than economists were forecasting and highlighting the slow and uneven recovery in the labor market that jobseekers have braved.
Irma V. Hladik
September 4, 2004
Pioneers stun Lions
Leavenworth stymies LHS ground game
September 4, 2004
As it turns out, Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd’s preseason concerns were well-warranted — and well-exposed by Leavenworth, a team with three victories the last two years.
KU men on display today from road
September 4, 2004
About 300 Kansas University basketball fans are expected to attend today’s KU-University of British Columbia game at UBC’s War Memorial Gym.
Jayhawks lack focus in 1-0 win
September 4, 2004
Mark Francis is a man searching for answers.
4-H and FCE news
September 4, 2004
Canada team capsules
September 4, 2004
Briefly
September 4, 2004
¢ City offering signup for annual ‘Pooch Plunge’ ¢ Developer says city owes $85,000 in attorney fees ¢ East Seventh Street to close for repaving ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals