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Police investigate weekend rape in Lawrence
September 7, 2004
(Web Posted Tuesday at 5:08 p.m.) Lawrence police are investigating an 18-year-old woman’s claim that she was raped after accepting a ride with two men in a black stretch limousine early Sunday morning, police said today. The woman, a Georgia high-school student who was visiting friends at KU, told police she encountered the limousine about 1:30 a.m. outside The Hawk, 1340 Ohio St.
Man injured when SUV hits riding lawn mower
September 7, 2004
(Web Posted Tuesday at 12:29 p.m.) A Lawrence man suffered injuries this morning when the riding lawn mower he was operating was rear-ended by an SUV near the intersection of 15th Street and St. Andrews Drive, Lawrence police said.
Plenty of sunshine ahead
September 7, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 7:41 a.m.) Lawrence gets another dose of pleasant weather this week — overnight temperatures in the 50s and daytime highs in the upper 70s and low 80s. “As if you didn’t have enough yesterday for Labor Day,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist, “we’ll have plenty of sunshine throughout the day today … There’s no chances for rainfall in the next six days.”
Video: Kansas-Nebraska Act institutes popular sovereignty
September 7, 2004
Greg Hurd takes a look back at the federal legislation that opened the Kansas territory and the consequenses it held for the native people of the area in this week’s River City Chronicles.
Briefly
September 7, 2004
¢ Shark attack victim sells film rights ¢ Princess not likely to return to work ¢ Israeli spy satellite fails to reach orbit ¢ Ministers resign to protest leader’s term
Briefly
September 7, 2004
¢ NIH proposes public receive free access to research ¢ No agreement reached in India-Pakistan talks
Northern exposure
KU’s Simien puts on show with 25 points in tour finale
September 7, 2004
A trip to Canada reaffirmed what college basketball fans already knew about Kansas University’s Wayne Simien — he’s one of the top players in the United States — make that all of North America.
Surging O’s win again
Cabrera finds his form in 4-1 victory over Twins
September 7, 2004
Back home after a two-week trek, the Baltimore Orioles knocked off another first-place team behind a rookie pitcher who put to rest all the talk about his supposedly tired arm.
Astros continue push to playoffs
Backe pitches, hits way to victory; Houston wins 10th straight game
September 7, 2004
The crowd was on its feet, beckoning the latest slugging surprise in the Houston Astros’ vaunted offense to re-emerge from the dugout.
Some lessons just take time
September 7, 2004
My daughter started high school last week. We took her to orientation, which she entered with a face full of boredom and sighs of long suffering. That’s pretty much the way she goes everywhere these days. At least, everywhere she is accompanied by her mother and me.
Cowboys, modern horsemen begin trail ride to Dodge City
September 7, 2004
Dozens of cowboys and wannabes hitched up their horses and wagons in this Hill Country town on Monday and pointed them north along a historic route used by 19th-century cattle drovers to get their beef to market.
Israeli airstrike kills 13 Palestinians
Attack targets Hamas training field
September 7, 2004
Israeli helicopters attacked a Hamas training field in Gaza early today, killing at least 13 Palestinians and wounding 25, officials from both sides said. It was Israel’s deadliest strike in the area in four months.
Horoscopes
September 7, 2004
Briefly
September 7, 2004
¢ Erratic winds hamper firefighting efforts ¢ Muslim leaders rally community to vote ¢ Sudan crisis talks reportedly deadlocked
Decade of ESPN changes sports culture
September 7, 2004
You are in a ballpark with your 12-year-old. The shortstop makes a sparkling play and your child murmurs, “Web gem.” As a slugger approaches the plate your child says, with a hint of drollery, “You can’t stop him, you can only hope to contain him.” When the slugger hits one 400 feet, the child says, “That’ll make the Top Ten Plays.”
Education emphasis wanes
September 7, 2004
The baby boomers put education on the national agenda, and now they are taking it off.
The power of a teacher
September 7, 2004
We were a challenging class. Our reputation preceded us. In first and second grade, we frustrated and tested the skills of our teachers. We were a group of ragtag kids from a working-class neighborhood.
Students wary of ‘freshman 15’
September 7, 2004
All-you-can-eat residence hall dining. Late-night pizza parties. Tacos, burgers, barbecue, beer.
Study ties TV viewing choices with teen sex
September 7, 2004
Children who watched a lot of TV with sexual content were about twice as likely to start having intercourse during the subsequent year as those with little exposure to televised sex, researchers found.
Grandson plans to re-enact Norwegian’s epic Pacific voyage
September 7, 2004
Nearly 60 years after Thor Heyerdahl sailed his Kon-Tiki balsa raft across the Pacific to prove a theory about ancient mariners, a team that includes his grandson plans to recreate the 101-day epic voyage — although the craft will have solar panels, a satellite navigation system and a link to the Internet.
Russians mourn dead as motives surface
Militants sought to ‘start war’ in region
September 7, 2004
Funeral processions filled the rainy streets of this southern Russian city Monday, carrying coffins large and small, as townspeople buried scores of victims of a carefully planned school siege that prosecutors linked to a Chechen rebel leader seeking to ignite war.
Mangino, Jayhawks still wary of Toledo
KU not taking foe lightly despite its 63-21 loss in opener at Minnesota
September 7, 2004
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino made it clear during the offseason that Mid-American Conference power Toledo wasn’t his ideal nonconference opponent.
Members’ diligence helps NAACP experience resurgence
September 7, 2004
The Lawrence branch of the NAACP is making a comeback.
Tigers avoid 100-loss season
Starter Bautista falters in Royals debut as K.C. loses third game in four tries
September 7, 2004
Wil Ledezma made his last start in the Tigers’ rotation a strong one.
Lions, Firebirds flying high entering city clash
September 7, 2004
Free State High senior Sam Buhler knows what to expect from the Lawrence High-Free State boys soccer showdown at 4 p.m. today.
Coaches exchange words
September 7, 2004
The players and coaches treated Monday’s Kansas University-Simon Fraser Burnaby Mountain All-Star basketball game as more than a meaningless exhibition contest.
People
September 7, 2004
¢ ‘Sopranos’ actor’s car hit by drunken-driving suspect ¢ Rodney Dangerfield on the mend ¢ A new album for Anita Baker ¢ Interrogator of the stars
Morton returns to Chiefs
Wideout corps bolstered for opener
September 7, 2004
Wide receiver Johnnie Morton practiced Monday for the first time since July and could be ready for the Kansas City Chiefs’ season opener at Denver.
Popular event
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s popular fall mixer is a great way to honor area educators.
September 7, 2004
The annual Taste of Lawrence fall mixer will be Wednesday evening and, with good weather, this popular event is likely to attract a record attendance. It is an enjoyable opportunity to visit with friends, meet new Lawrence and county residents and sample tasty offerings from many local restaurants.
Lowest or best?
September 7, 2004
Open discussion
September 7, 2004
Oodles of doodles
Boredom often prompts classroom drawings
September 7, 2004
Since there have been pencils and pens, doodles have developed in notebooks and desktops as a result of boredom or an outlet for artistic expression.
In the halls
September 7, 2004
When you doodle in your spare time, what do you draw?
Diversions
September 7, 2004
¢ Orchestra popular at Deerfield School ¢ South singers record national anthem ¢ Library plans activities for kids this week ¢ Appearance matters for school reports ¢ Join the teen board
KU, city reach land-use deal
Under compromise, KU subject to city rules if it expands outside boundary
September 7, 2004
City Hall will gain new power over Kansas University campus expansion under an agreement hammered out during a year of meetings.
Suicide bomber kills 7 Marines
3 Iraqi Guardsmen also die in deadliest attack on U.S. troops since April
September 7, 2004
A suicide car-bomber struck a military convoy near the city of Fallujah on Monday, killing seven Marines in the deadliest attack on U.S. forces since April.
Full recovery expected for Clinton after heart bypass
September 7, 2004
Former President Clinton underwent successful heart bypass surgery Monday, and he should be able to resume a full range of normal activities — including political campaigning — within six weeks, his doctors said.
Kansas trails rest of country in support for early education
Advocates push for state-funded preschool
September 7, 2004
In the legal challenge of Kansas’ public school finance system, most of the conflict has been over whether to increase and equalize spending across the state on kindergarten through 12th grade.
More reforms urged to end KPERS woes
State officials should remain vigilant to keep system sound, system director says
September 7, 2004
Just months after borrowing $500 million to shore up the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, some officials are saying further reforms are needed to fix long-term funding problems to the public pension.
Living Wage Alliance to refocus on low-cost housing, health care
September 7, 2004
The City Commission approved a living wage ordinance last fall, but that doesn’t mean the Kaw Valley Living Wage Alliance is planning to disband.
Sodomy law elicits criticism of state
Social science, attitudes collide in court case
September 7, 2004
A criminal sodomy case in Kansas has outsiders criticizing the state as backward, just as some did during a controversy over whether to teach creationism alongside evolution five years ago.
City briefs
September 7, 2004
¢ Lutheran church plans annual German festival ¢ City’s namesake declined to fund John Brown raid
Mildred Elizabeth Papenhausen
September 7, 2004
Genevieve L. ‘Genny’ Oroke
September 7, 2004
Irma Vivian Hladik
September 7, 2004
David C. Gray II
September 7, 2004
Veteran K.C. firefighter killed in crash
September 7, 2004
A veteran Kansas City firefighter was killed and four others were injured when a pumper truck collided with two cars and then slammed into a tree while answering a call.
K.C. Police say one person responsible for six killings
September 7, 2004
Kansas City Police announced Monday that they believe one person is responsible for the deaths of six people whose bodies were found in an 18-block area east of downtown.
On the record
September 7, 2004
On the money
September 7, 2004
Should you consider taking Social Security earlier than planned?
Local briefs
September 7, 2004
¢ KU grad student wins $24,000 NASA grant ¢ Deadline approaches for ACT registration
Frances re-enters storm-weary Florida
September 7, 2004
Frances sloshed into the Florida Panhandle on Monday, taking a second swing at a storm-weary state where it already had knocked out power to 6 million people, torn up roofs and boats and been blamed for at least seven deaths.
FBI probing new Pentagon leak report
Investigators seek whether Iranian secrets shared with Iraqi exiles
September 7, 2004
The FBI is probing whether Pentagon officials shared secrets about Iran’s weapons of mass destruction with Iraqi exiles, who then passed the intelligence back to Tehran, the New York Daily News has learned.
Insurer’s device drives privacy debate
Program tracks driving habits, offers discounts
September 7, 2004
For two months, Jacob Sevlie’s insurance company tagged along whenever he slid behind the wheel of his Honda Accord.
Back-to-school shopping lists include latest in electronics
Portable laptop computers, cell phones, music players among popular items
September 7, 2004
For back-to-school shoppers, a new alphabet reigns, and it starts with E for electronics.
Briefcase
September 7, 2004
¢ Instant messengers say program is bittersweet ¢ Companies taking longer to screen job candidates
Frontline’ visits ground zero plans
September 7, 2004
At a time when network news is in retreat and cable news channels strive to capture the anger and ignorance of talk radio, the series “Frontline” (8 p.m., PBS) remains a journalistic gem. “Frontline” moves to Tuesday nights this season and debuts with “Sacred Ground,” a look at the controversial plans to rebuild at the ground zero site of New York’s World Trade Center.
Sports legend’s gear put up for auction
September 7, 2004
An original New York Yankees uniform worn by Mickey Mantle in 1963 will be sold in a public auction and could fetch $100,000 or more, according to Heritage Galleries of Dallas.
Elizabeth Edwards visits K.C.
September 7, 2004
The Bush administration has turned its back on the financial struggles of middle-class Americans by not doing enough to protect jobs or reduce health care costs, the wife of Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards said Monday.
Coaches can’t keep up with news
September 7, 2004
Some rely on their wives to tell them what’s going on. Some try to watch an all-news channel a few minutes before falling into bed for a few hours of sleep.
Six former Jayhawks remain in NFL
September 7, 2004
Six former Kansas University football players are on the rosters of National Football League teams heading into the 2004 season.
Ryan Wood’s weekly football report
September 7, 2004
¢ Area Top Five ¢ City player of week ¢ Area player of week
City’s namesake declined to fund John Brown raid
September 7, 2004
With the city set to celebrate its 150th birthday Sept. 18, the Journal-World is taking a look at early-day life in Lawrence:
At long last, Singh takes over top
Victory boosts Fijian past Woods in world rankings
September 7, 2004
Vijay Singh has been playing the best golf in the world for a long time. Now he has Tiger Woods’ No. 1 ranking to prove it.
Agassi works fast on Labor Day
Short straight-set victory over Sargsian sets up quarterfinal match with top-seeded Federer
September 7, 2004
Andre Agassi made short work of marathon man Sargis Sargsian on Labor Day and moved on to an incredibly attractive matchup at the U.S. Open: next up, top-seeded Roger Federer in the quarterfinals.
WB to debut ‘Jack & Bobby’
Program about two brothers; one becomes president
September 7, 2004
Bobby McCallister stands in the doorway of the school boiler room, nervous fingers clutching the edge of the battered satchel that was once his father’s.
Kerry campaign steps up tough talk
September 7, 2004
Sen. John Kerry’s campaign has a new, unofficial strategy: To get even, get mad.
Buildup of gunk targeted in Alzheimer’s research
September 7, 2004
How to prevent a sticky gunk from clogging up, and probably killing, the brain cells of Alzheimer’s patients is the newest focus in the fight against the disease.
Sculpture commemorates city’s role in 1893 land run
September 7, 2004
A Kansas man is honoring his city’s link to his family and the history of Oklahoma.