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Power restored in area affected by Hillcrest truck accident
September 9, 2004
(Updated Thursday at 3:40 p.m.) Electricity has been restored to about 200 businesses. residences and a nearby school that lost power late this morning when a tractor-trailer clipped a power line in a parking lot on the northwest corner of the Hillcrest Shopping Center.
LHS phone lines to be down in afternoon
September 9, 2004
(Updated Thursday at 12:48 p.m.) Lawrence High School’s phone system will be off-line from 1 to 5 p.m. today for repairs to problems that began after strong thunderstorms hit the city about two weeks ago.
Warm streak coming up
September 9, 2004
(Updated Thursday at 8:10 a.m.) Wisps of patchy fog rolled in overnight, shrouding many low-lying areas of Lawrence this morning, including the Kansas River bridge going into North Lawrence. But warm temperatures are ahead for the next few days.
Airline to cut 7,000 workers, Dallas hub
September 9, 2004
Delta Air Lines is axing up to 7,000 jobs, cutting employee wages and shedding its Dallas hub as part of a sweeping turnaround plan aimed at helping the nation’s third-largest carrier cope with high fuel costs and competition from low-fare rivals.
Fed chief: Economy has ‘regained traction’
September 9, 2004
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told Congress on Wednesday that the economy had “regained some traction” after a lull in late spring, reinforcing expectations of higher interest rates during the final stretch of the presidential campaign.
Educators are guests at ‘Taste of Lawrence’
September 9, 2004
With chicken, ribs, chocolates and beer flowing like the Kansas River, area educators and business people gathered at Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Taste of Lawrence.”
Russia formulates terrorist strategy
September 9, 2004
Vladimir Putin directed an angry question to Western visitors this week that world leaders are likely to glide past in the interests of diplomacy. That would be a mistake. The Russian president deserves a full and candid response, particularly from the Bush administration as the third anniversary of Sept. 11 approaches.
Hard to explain
September 9, 2004
Open your door?
September 9, 2004
A little kindness
September 9, 2004
Camera-shy police criticized
Policy of not videotaping interviews with suspects comes under fire
September 9, 2004
Count the mother of a 13-year-old rape victim among those who think Lawrence Police should start videotaping interviews with suspects, a practice not in use because police are not convinced it’s worth the effort.
Catch on Kaw used in toxin testing
Scientist’s fishing expeditions part of state health campaign
September 9, 2004
Steve Cringan stood in the bow of a flat-bottomed boat, long-handled net in hand, peering into the water as the craft glided along the banks of the Kansas River below the Bowersock Dam.
Scrutiny shifts to Bush’s military record
September 9, 2004
President Bush’s Air National Guard commander said he felt pressured by higher-ups to “sugarcoat” his evaluations of the young pilot after grounding Bush in 1972 in part for failing to perform up to standards, according to military memos disclosed Wednesday.
Bush proposes powers for intel chief
President endorses budgetary authority for new director
September 9, 2004
President Bush is urging Congress to create a strong national intelligence director to control the nonmilitary portions of the nation’s intelligence community, a position similar to what was envisioned by the 9-11 commission.
Poll: Americans still fear terror attack
September 9, 2004
Memories of the 9-11 terrorist attacks are burned deeply into the nation’s consciousness, and Americans today are as fearful of becoming a victim of terrorism as they are of losing their job or having their home burglarized.
Soldier’s superior backs mercy killing
September 9, 2004
An Army officer charged with murdering a driver for militant Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in Iraq told a fellow officer the man was so badly wounded that he shot him out of compassion, a U.S. military court heard Wednesday.
Russia threatens pre-emptive attack on terrorists
September 9, 2004
A wounded Russia threatened Wednesday to strike against terrorists “in any region of the world,” offered a $10 million reward for information leading to the killing or capture of Chechnya’s top rebel leaders, and criticized the United States for its willingness to have talks with Chechen separatists.
U.S. soldiers mourned at pair of vigils
Candlelight ceremonies mark 1,000th death in Iraq
September 9, 2004
More than 100 people turned out Wednesday night for two candlelight vigils — the first one with anti-war signs and speeches, the second silent and apolitical — to remember the more than 1,000 U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq.
Revised Southeast Area Plan still lacks consensus
September 9, 2004
Plans for the future of 1,300 acres in southeast Lawrence have been revised to include more industrial land, but they stop short of pushing a proposed housing development off the site.
Patriot Act co-author to participate in KU forum
September 9, 2004
Lawrence residents concerned about the USA Patriot Act can hear from the source Friday. Viet Dinh, co-author of the Patriot Act and former U.S. assistant attorney general for legal policy, will speak during a forum on terrorism sponsored by the Kansas University School of Law.
Lawrence Datebook
September 9, 2004
Ann Radcliff
September 9, 2004
Jack C. Maxwell Jr.
September 9, 2004
Variety of events planned to commemorate 9-11 anniversary
September 9, 2004
Local events related to the anniversary of Sept. 11 range from a disaster-readiness campaign to a “Freedom Fair” sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Firebirds sweep quad
FSHS opens season with three league wins
September 9, 2004
OK, so it wasn’t quite an ace for Free State High School’s volleyball team in its season-opening quadrangular Wednesday night at FSHS.
KU linebacker Kane proves he’s able
Junior had key interception, sack, just missed return touchdown
September 9, 2004
After the performance junior linebacker Kevin Kane turned in Saturday night in Kansas University’s 21-3 victory over Tulsa, it’s hard to believe he was the butt of teammates’ jokes in the locker room.
O-East to test Free State
September 9, 2004
The Free State High football team has been focused in practice this week, looking to take all the “what-ifs” from Thursday’s 35-13 loss to Shawnee Mission North and crush them like a tackling dummy.
City teams have improved depth
September 9, 2004
The lack of depth on both city gymnastics squads last year was a burden on Kathy Johnson, who coaches both Lawrence High and Free State.
Sivron services
September 9, 2004
K.C.-Detroit postponed
September 9, 2004
Dee Brown will have to wait another day to face the Detroit Tigers.
Cairns leaving Kansas
September 9, 2004
Mark Cairns, a fixture in Kansas University’s athletic department the past 18 years, has accepted a job as athletic trainer at Neu Physical Therapy Center in Lawrence.
Sadler’s circus season should end in New York
September 9, 2004
Elliott Sadler had held off Kasey Kahne and Mark Martin to win the Pop Secret 500 Sunday at California Speedway and all but clinch a spot in the Chase for the Nextel Cup. So crew chief Todd Parrott was already smiling.
Funding for bilingual education in dispute
September 9, 2004
The state needs to spend more money on bilingual education, school officials told legislators Wednesday, but the educators differed on how much more.
The Rev. Keith Charles Shumway
September 9, 2004
3 counties picked for detention study
September 9, 2004
Three Kansas communities have been chosen as pilot sites for a federal project designed to find out why so many minority youths end up in juvenile detention — and find ways to reduce those numbers.
Self on recruiting trail
September 9, 2004
Allen renovations begin
September 9, 2004
Lawrence briefs
September 9, 2004
¢ Teenager arrested in Peeping Tom case ¢ Anti-slavery group leader to speak at KU
Regulator urges brisk wind energy policy
Wood speaks at Kansas electricity conference
September 9, 2004
Kansas lawmakers should consider new policies to encourage the development of wind energy in the state, the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Wednesday at a Lawrence conference.
Cheating demands attention
September 9, 2004
Recent studies have shown that a steadily growing number of students cheat or plagiarize in college — and the data from high schools suggest that this number will continue to rise. A study by Don McCabe of Rutgers University showed that 74 percent of high school students admitted to one or more instances of serious cheating on tests.
The candidate hamster wars
September 9, 2004
Alexandra Kerry, John Kerry’s daughter, at the Democratic Convention, July 29: “We were standing on a dock waiting for a boat to take us on a summer trip. (Our dog) knocked the (hamster) cage off the dock. We watched as Licorice, the unlucky hamster, bubbled down to a watery doom. But my dad jumped in, grabbed an oar, fished the cage from the water, hunched over the soggy hamster and began to administer CPR. Licorice lived!”
Briefly
September 9, 2004
¢ Expert: Hair on boat like Laci Peterson’s ¢ Clinton out of ICU ¢ Another judge overrules abortion ban ¢ Blast rocks Jakarta near Australian Embassy ¢ Bush brings $2 billion in relief for Frances victims ¢ Study shows dirty air limits children’s lung development ¢ Pentagon to free Guantanamo detainee ¢ 9-11 commission wants ‘no-fly’ list expanded ¢ Nuclear trafficking charges dropped ¢ Pinochet dodges questions about missing ¢ Students defying ban on head scarves ¢ At least 32 killed in stormy weather ¢ North Korea warns of ‘nuclear arms race’
Davenport dominates
Rain plays havoc at U.S. Open
September 9, 2004
With win after win, all of Lindsay Davenport’s talk about retirement sounds more and more premature. Now she’s two victories from a second U.S. Open title and the No. 1 ranking.
Hawkins still suspended
September 9, 2004
Corrections
September 9, 2004
A recipe for pineapple cream pie that appeared in the Wednesday Food section of the Journal-World omitted the amount of one ingredient that is needed. The recipe calls for 1 1/3 cups of crushed pineapple, drained. Then top the pie with whipped topping, according to taste.
U.S. warplanes bomb insurgent-held Sunni city
September 9, 2004
U.S. jets pounded insurgent positions in Fallujah for a second straight day Wednesday, raising plumes of smoke but leaving no extensive damage or signs of weakening the Sunni militants who have steadily expanded their control of this city about 30 miles west of Baghdad.
Apprentice’ tries to trump last season
September 9, 2004
With a new round of “The Apprentice” ready to go, Donald Trump is fired. Fired up, that is. Maybe even more fired up than usual.
Joey’ not a clever spinoff
September 9, 2004
The good news is that “Joey” (7 p.m., NBC) is not horrible. But its merely adequate status is depressing in itself. The sole reason you won’t turn it off immediately is that, over the years, you’ve probably developed a reservoir of affection for Matt LeBlanc’s character from “Friends.”
Cell alternatives may improve staying in touch
September 9, 2004
I wasn’t getting any cell phone “signal bars,” so I headed to higher ground. Suddenly, my daughter’s face flashed onto my camera phone — she had just tried to call me, and I missed her while I was getting erratic cell phone service near Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium.
Mangino gives PAT duties to Webb
September 9, 2004
Football coach Mark Mangino won’t tolerate any more missed extra-point attempts by Kansas University kickers.
Road test awaits Jayhawks
September 9, 2004
Kansas University senior goalkeeper Meghan Miller hasn’t allowed a goal through four games this season, but the Seattle native will face her stiffest challenges thus far today and Saturday at the Furman Tournament.
Congress rewards civil rights figures
September 9, 2004
Congress on Wednesday bestowed gold medals to four South Carolinians whose fight to win school busing for black students in the 1950s paved the way for the desegregation of the nation’s schools.
Area briefs
September 9, 2004
¢ Franklin County crash first fatality of year ¢ Judge approves mental evaluation ¢ First Lawrence house was cabin at Sixth, Mass. ¢ Monarch Watch open house is Saturday ¢ Officials meet today to tout preparedness ¢ Demolition derby raises thousands for agency ¢ Federal inspection gives county flood-relief hope ¢ Environmental historian to give talk tonight
Fire destroys mobile home
September 9, 2004
Just when Joyce Chaney thought she was getting her life back in order, a weekend fire destroyed her home and nearly all of her belongings.
Lions bounce back, earn split
September 9, 2004
Lawrence High seniors Cara Breeden and Sarah Nichols don’t appear to be the most imposing players on the tennis court, given their almost constant smiles and laidback nature. But steal a game from them, and the aggression is bound to come out.
Our town sports
September 9, 2004
On the record
September 9, 2004
Aryan Nations founder Richard Butler dies
September 9, 2004
Richard G. Butler, the notorious white supremacist who founded the Aryan Nations and was once dubbed the “elder statesman of American hate,” has died at the age of 86, authorities said Wednesday.
Study: Common antibiotic can trigger cardiac arrest
September 9, 2004
A widely used antibiotic long considered safe dramatically increases the risk of cardiac arrest, particularly when taken with some popular drugs for infections and high blood pressure, a huge study found.
Marilyn Ann Landon
September 9, 2004
Bird, Jackson’s return spark Storm to victory
September 9, 2004
Sue Bird led Seattle with 23 points, and Lauren Jackson returned from a three-game absence to score 15, helping the Storm snap a three-game losing streak with an 86-67 victory over the Shock on Wednesday.
Rec Calendar
September 9, 2004
School board tours crammed Hillcrest
New portable classroom may be in works
September 9, 2004
Hillcrest School may get a new portable classroom in a matter of months.
Employers, schools toughen dress codes
September 9, 2004
Horoscopes
September 9, 2004
People
September 9, 2004
¢ Kidman? Not a legend ¢ Media’s favorite impersonator to present news Emmys ¢ It’s spring in New York ¢ A timely service
Briefcase
September 9, 2004
¢ H&R Block says it aims to regain lost customers ¢ Star banker receives prison time for crimes ¢ Brazil wins ruling on farm subsidies
Planning pact
An agreement that defines a boundary between city and Kansas University planning authority is a step forward in town-gown cooperation
September 9, 2004
Although some local residents aren’t satisfied with a proposed new agreement between Kansas University and the city of Lawrence, the pact represents a significant piece of planning cooperation.
Play Election 2004 at PC
Political Machine’ lets you roleplay candidates
September 9, 2004
Political couch potatoes who can’t get enough of the impending presidential election will find endless fun with “The Political Machine.” This new PC game from Ubisoft pits you as a string-pulling presidential puppet master, aka the campaign manager.
Renewal effort misfires
September 9, 2004
Congress will not vote on an assault weapons ban due to expire Monday, Republican leaders said Wednesday, rejecting a last-ditch effort by supporters to renew it.
Hurricane Ivan strikes Grenada
September 9, 2004
The most powerful hurricane to hit the Caribbean in nearly a decade killed at least 12 people in Grenada, damaged 90 percent of its homes and destroyed a prison that left criminals running loose, officials said Wednesday. American students took precautions against looters.
Space capsule carrying solar experiment crashes in desert
September 9, 2004
The Genesis space capsule, which had orbited the sun for three years gathering potential clues to the origin of the solar system, crashed to Earth and cracked open Wednesday, exposing its collection of solar atoms to contamination.
Kerry: Bush’s war actions hurt domestic resources
September 9, 2004
Sen. John Kerry escalated his attacks Wednesday on President Bush’s conduct of the war in Iraq, saying it cost $200 billion that America needs for schools, health care and other domestic needs.
Cosby renews advice to improve families
Comic addresses Congressional Black Caucus
September 9, 2004
Comedian and family advocate Bill Cosby renewed criticism of child rearing in some segments of the black community Wednesday, but he eased up on black youths themselves and chided parents instead.
Robber hits Emprise Bank on S. Iowa
September 9, 2004
Lawrence Police and the FBI are searching for a man who robbed a Lawrence bank Wednesday — without brandishing a weapon.
Sizzling Astros rattle Reds, 5-2
Clemens’ pitching, four homers in first propel Houston to 12th straight win
September 9, 2004
With two World Series rings and plenty of postseason experience during his 21-year career, Roger Clemens knows a lot about winning.
Chase catch-up
Clearing the confusion over Nextel Cup’s title format
September 9, 2004
Finally, it’s time. After Saturday night’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, all of the suppose-thises and what-about-thats everyone has had about the Chase for the Nextel Cup championship will be resolved.
First Lawrence house was cabin at Sixth, Mass.
September 9, 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:
Santana wins 10th in row
Minnesota pitcher stifles Baltimore, 9-0
September 9, 2004
Staked with a 7-0 lead and feeling raindrops on the bill of his cap, Johan Santana became intent upon beating the weather — along with the Baltimore Orioles.
Independent’s candidacy hits another roadblock
September 9, 2004
Horace Edwards’ attempt to run as an independent candidate for U.S. Senate in the November election has been dealt another setback.
Commodities
September 9, 2004
K.C. neighbors fear serial killer
September 9, 2004
No one in the run-down part of Kansas City east of downtown is under any illusions that their neighborhood is crime-free.