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Murder hearing set for next year
Husband suspected in wife’s death may challenge autopsy
September 10, 2004
The attorney for a Lawrence carpenter and community leader charged with murdering his wife said Thursday he planned to challenge autopsy results by hiring an independent forensic expert.
Kansas flags to be flown at half-staff
September 10, 2004
(Updated Friday at 11:39 a.m.) TOPEFA — Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has ordered all state flags to be flown at half-staff Saturday to memorialize those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack.
Authorities investigating highway death of KU student
September 10, 2004
(Web Posted Friday at 10:46 a.m.) The highway death of a 19-year-old Kansas University student is being investigated today by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.
Weekend weather fine for tailgating
September 10, 2004
(Updated Friday at 9:33 a.m.) Heading out to area football games tonight and Saturday? Leave the jackets and rain ponchos behind. “Shorts and T-shirts should be just fine,” said Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist, who’s expecting dry warm weather for tonight’s Lawrence High School game and for Kansas University’s home game Saturday evening.
Briefly
September 10, 2004
¢ School, shopping center lose power after crash ¢ Expert: Genetic disorder caused teen’s death ¢ Repairs shut down phone service at LHS ¢ Mud forts protected city’s early residents
Voice mail leads homeless to jobs
September 10, 2004
After 18 months sleeping on sidewalks and in shelters, Mel Cornelison has a job, and soon might have a place of his own. And he owes it all to voice mail.
Doubts raised on authenticity of Bush memos
September 10, 2004
Documents unearthed by CBS News that raise doubts about whether President Bush fulfilled his obligations to the Texas Air National Guard include several features suggesting that they were generated by a computer or word processor rather than a Vietnam War-era typewriter, experts said Thursday.
Athletes of the week
September 10, 2004
Central agency has faults
September 10, 2004
When it comes to the failure of our intelligence community to prevent 9-11 and to discover the truth about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, there are two words you need to know — stovepipes and groupthink.
Radical Islamists driving terror
September 10, 2004
Following the massacre by mostly Muslim terrorists in Beslan, Russia, that killed, at last count, 338 people, including at least 156 children, and wounded hundreds of others, a rare voice of reason was heard from an unlikely place.
Citizenship ceremony marks new beginnings
September 10, 2004
Jon Carnell and Sarah Augusthy say they’re living the American dream.
School plan dictates subjects, stymies suits
Critics berate proposal that discourages grievances
September 10, 2004
In a preview of fights to come, lawmakers clashed Thursday over a proposal that would tell schools what they should teach and protect the state from future school finance lawsuits.
12 indicted in Mexican drug trafficking scheme
September 10, 2004
A dozen people accused of orchestrating the shipment of thousands of pounds of cocaine and marijuana from Mexico into the Kansas City area have been indicted on federal drug charges, authorities announced Thursday.
Photo: State fair preparations
September 10, 2004
Photo: Ready for a crowd
September 10, 2004
Briefly
September 10, 2004
¢ States sue HUD over pesticide use in projects ¢ Pentagon Papers source urges leaks of Iraq data ¢ Famed Disney animator Thomas dies at 92 ¢ Lawmakers question Iraq citation in 9-11 brief
Labor unions’ decline will affect nation
September 10, 2004
Because the Republicans delayed their convention so much that they ran right into the start of the Labor Day weekend, that end-of-the-summer holiday came and went with minimal attention to working Americans.
A sour note
September 10, 2004
Mentalist reveals tricks of the trade
September 10, 2004
Craig Karges is the world’s foremost “extraordinist.”
Discrimination suit settled; another filed
Cracker Barrel chain to pay $8.7 million to plaintiffs who alleged mistreatment
September 10, 2004
Cracker Barrel agreed Thursday to pay $8.7 million to settle allegations the restaurant chain mistreated black customers and discriminated against black employees.
Pentagon suspects 100 ‘ghost detainees’
CIA not cooperating in Abu Ghraib probe
September 10, 2004
Pentagon investigators believe the CIA has held as many as 100 “ghost detainees” in Iraq without disclosing their identities or locations, many times more than previously disclosed, a senior Defense Department official told Congress Thursday.
Fine sought in patient neglect
Citing other deficiencies, officials also want payments to Brandon Woods halted
September 10, 2004
Problems discovered last week by state inspectors at Brandon Woods Retirement Community have brought calls for a $7,000 fine, a halt to government payments and a shake-up of the retirement center’s management.
Farmers Market may spill into street
Year-round vending, cafe also possible
September 10, 2004
There might be green bean sales in the streets of Lawrence next year.
Solid field awaits at Jayhawk Invite
KU has enjoyed success at home event
September 10, 2004
The Holiday Inn Jayhawk Invitational traditionally has been a friendly event for Kansas University’s volleyball team.
Mexico, U.S. take first steps to clean border
September 10, 2004
With 5 million discarded tires littering the background, the United States and Mexico announced an accord Thursday to clean up the mountains of rusty cars, smashed school buses and rotting rubber that are a blight on the border.
Mizzou collapses late as Troy wins shocker
Smith, Tigers fizzle after two early scores
September 10, 2004
Wide receivers throwing touchdown passes. Offensive linemen scoring. A blocked punt.
Mud forts protected city’s early residents
September 10, 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:
Horoscopes
September 10, 2004
Photo: Enthused about art
September 10, 2004
Operation Desert Funk
Local rock band Pomeroy embarks on ‘Mideast’-coast tour to benefit armed forces
September 10, 2004
Watch out Bob Hope. Step aside Playboy Bunnies. Take a seat Toby Keith.
Lions 2-1 at quad
September 10, 2004
Lawrence High’s volleyball squad began with a bang, going 2-1 on Thursday at its season-opening quad at Olathe North.
Wellsville at Anderson County
September 10, 2004
The Eagles are looking for improved offense after being blanked by Eudora, 21-0, in their season opener on Friday. … Wellsville plays three road games the next four weeks, starting tonight at Garnett. … Anderson County played a non-Frontier League game with Fredonia last week, winning 37-20.
Briefly
September 10, 2004
¢ Bin Laden deputy: U.S. near defeat in Iraq, Afghanistan ¢ Death toll rises to 9 in blast outside Australian Embassy ¢ Ridge says Bush wants plan for possible school siege ¢ Scientists combing through wreckage of space capsule
Rhetoric heats up on campaign trail
September 10, 2004
John Kerry ramped up his attack on President Bush’s domestic policies Thursday, and Bush returned the favor with stinging comments about Kerry’s plans, as they and others close to them grew more caustic.
Wireless campus access may grow
September 10, 2004
Sam Schneider sat Thursday evening tucked in a quiet corner of Kansas University’s Watson Library checking his e-mail — with no strings, or cables, attached.
Briefcase
September 10, 2004
¢ Unemployment numbers beat analysts’ estimates ¢ Chamber executive to leave organization ¢ Cessna, machinists union reach tentative accord ¢ Cohousing project to break ground
Hemenway leads charge for KU’s image control
September 10, 2004
Creating a universitywide marketing plan will be a central focus for the upcoming year at Kansas University, Chancellor Robert Hemenway said Thursday.
Da Vinci Code’ sparks new European tourism trend
September 10, 2004
It began with a prophecy at Paris’ Saint-Sulpice church. An American visitor pressed a thick volume into the pastor’s hands and said, “My father, this book is going to cause you many troubles.”
Caught between rock and a dull place
September 10, 2004
Fifty years after the advent of rock ‘n’ roll, we’ve had a spate of movies celebrating the rebellious spirit of the musical form. If “School of Rock” and “Freaky Friday” taught us anything, it’s that the family that jams together, stays together. Add “Pop Rocks” (7 p.m., Family) to this rock pile.
KU honorees
September 10, 2004
Two popular members of Kansas University’s basketball family will receive some well-deserved recognition this week.
Beautiful plumage
September 10, 2004
With new uniforms and increased numbers, the Marching Jayhawks will be even stronger representatives of Kansas University.
Personal time
September 10, 2004
Fitness for office?
September 10, 2004
Right to speak
September 10, 2004
Military respect
September 10, 2004
Resident Evil’ unleashes shoddy ‘Apocalypse’
September 10, 2004
If the recent remake of “Dawn of the Dead” proved how to expertly craft a zombie-horror-action flick, then “Resident Evil: Apocalypse” demonstrates the reverse.
Kansans ready to ascend Banff Mountain Film Festival
September 10, 2004
The state of Kansas is not exactly known for its mountains. And no, Mount Oread, doesn’t count. But at least for this weekend, Lawrence audiences will be exposed to images of towering peaks and precipitous cliffs.
Daily ticker
September 10, 2004
Health care costs climb 11.2 percent
More workers left without coverage, foundation study finds
September 10, 2004
Health care costs continued to surge this year as family premiums in employer-sponsored plans jumped 11.2 percent, the fourth year of double-digit growth, according to a new study.
Black farmers seek billions from USDA
September 10, 2004
The nation’s black farmers filed a $20.5 billion lawsuit Thursday against the Agriculture Department, alleging the agency conspired to take their land through racial discrimination in government farm loans and programs.
Mysterious bites plague fans at Pitt State stadium
September 10, 2004
While the Gorillas were chewing up Western State College of Colorado’s football team 56-6 a couple of weeks ago, something else was eating at the opposing team — and nearly everyone else at Pittsburg State University’s Carnie Smith Stadium that night.
Stitching on display at annual quilt show
September 10, 2004
Mary Boucher’s mother taught her to sew when she was a young, and it soon became one of her passions.
U.S. airstrikes target two insurgent-led Iraqi cities
September 10, 2004
American warplanes struck militant positions in two insurgent-controlled cities Thursday, and U.S. and Iraqi troops quietly took control of a third in a sweeping crackdown after a spike in attacks against U.S. forces.
Former FHSU student on trial for beating death
September 10, 2004
Testimony began Wednesday in the trial of a fourth former Fort Hays State University student accused in the death last year of an 18-year-old freshman from Healy.
Patriotic Band Day in store
September 10, 2004
This year’s Kansas University Band Day will hit a patriotic note to commemorate the third anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Victims’ families, state reach accord in lawsuits
Early release from jail preceded murders in Wichita in 2000
September 10, 2004
The state would pay more than $1.5 million to the relatives of four murder victims, under tentative settlements reached in two lawsuits stemming from a 2000 killing spree.
KU dinosaur project wins key vote
September 10, 2004
Union Station will get $1.3 million for a dinosaur exhibit, historic railroad pieces and a renovation effort to reopen its planetarium after the Bistate Commission approved spending the money Wednesday.
Effort to create discount drug card comes up short
Governor’s office sought bids on prescription program for Kansans
September 10, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ administration tried but failed to create a discount prescription drug card for uninsured Kansans, an official told legislators Thursday.
Roddick shocked at Open
Johansson sends defending champ home
September 10, 2004
Andy Roddick ran into a bold, bigger version of himself at the U.S. Open, and 6-foot-6 Joachim Johansson sent the defending champion home.
It’s Americans vs. Russians at Open
Davenport to tangle with Kuznetsova; Capriati to meet Dementieva in semifinals today in Big Apple
September 10, 2004
These are the issues: Lindsay Davenport’s movability; Svetlana Kuznetsova’s imperturbability; Elena Dementieva’s serves; Jennifer Capriati’s nerves.
Kenneth A. Wilcox
September 10, 2004
John ‘Jr.’ Clare
September 10, 2004
Christina Ann Parks-Kirkland
September 10, 2004
Jane Davenport Twogood
September 10, 2004
Applebee’s restates growth target
September 10, 2004
There’s enough room at the table for 3,000 Applebee’s restaurants, or about double the current number, company officials said Thursday.
Congressman to appear on KJHK radio show
September 10, 2004
U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun will appear this evening on 90.7 KJHK-FM, Kansas University’s student radio station, to discuss his bid for re-election.
Eagles humble as road trip looms
Bennett’s squad trying not to be cocky following pair of huge season-opening wins
September 10, 2004
In its first two games, both at home, Veritas Christian’s eight-man football team scored 98 points.
McLouth hoping to start winning streak
September 10, 2004
Kevin Stewart should remember the last time McLouth High’s football team walked off the field victorious.
Royals explode for 26 runs, then go scoreless
September 10, 2004
Alan Trammell has seen a lot of crazy things during almost three decades in the major leagues.
Tongie thrives at home quad
September 10, 2004
Clearly the cream of the crop, the Tonganoxie and Baldwin High volleyball squads trounced their first two opponents at a quadrangular Thursday night.
Russian militants identified as Chechen, not Arab
September 10, 2004
Ten of the militants who seized a school in southern Russia have been identified, and six were from Chechnya, security officials said Thursday, drawing a strong connection to the Chechen insurgents who have been fighting Russian forces for years.
Briefly
September 10, 2004
¢ Police investigate note that refers to Taliban ¢ New director named for university center
Israeli forces kill 5 in Gaza
September 10, 2004
sraeli forces pushed into the outskirts of the largest refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing five Palestinians in clashes, including a 9-year-old boy, in a widening operation to stop rocket attacks by militants in the area.
KU, KSU professors win Higuchi awards
September 10, 2004
Four Kansas professors have been awarded 2004 Higuchi/Endowment Research Achievement Awards from Kansas University.
On the record
September 10, 2004
Lions driven to rebound against O-North
September 10, 2004
If you need proof that the Lawrence High football team stepped up its intensity in practice this week, take a look at the club on Scott Penny’s left arm.
Despite success at safety, Lamb moving to receiver
September 10, 2004
That resilient Pinball Wizard made famous by the rock group The Who has nothing on Jonathan Lamb.
KU shuts out Furman
September 10, 2004
The 21st-ranked Kansas University soccer team opened play in the Furman Tournament on Thursday night with a 3-0 victory against Furman at Stone Soccer Stadium.
New England’s win streak reaches 16
September 10, 2004
As usual, Tom Brady was uncannily accurate as the New England Patriots moved within three wins of setting the NFL record for consecutive victories.
Leslie records triple-double
September 10, 2004
Lisa Leslie recorded the third triple-double in WNBA history Thursday night, finishing with 29 points, 15 rebounds and 10 blocks in the Los Angeles Sparks’ 81-63 victory over the Detroit Shock on Thursday night.
Yanks take two from Rays
Seven-run inning helps New York win fifth straight
September 10, 2004
The New York Yankees turned a long day into a productive one — at the plate and in the AL East standings.
Benson pitches Mets past Marlins
New York halts Florida’s nine-game winning streak with 4-0 victory
September 10, 2004
Kris Benson looked like a money pitcher Thursday, helping the New York Mets put an end to three streaks.
House votes to stop new overtime rules
September 10, 2004
In a sharp rebuke of a new administration policy, the House moved Thursday to block the Labor Department from carrying out overtime rules that critics argued could deprive millions of workers of their overtime pay.
Powell calls Sudan violence genocide
September 10, 2004
In a new signal of its concern over the humanitarian crisis in Sudan, the Bush administration Thursday declared for the first time that the African country’s troops and allied militias have committed genocide.
Ivan ravages Grenada, takes aim at Jamaica
Category 4 hurricane likely to hit Florida by Sunday
September 10, 2004
Hurricane Ivan took aim Thursday at Jamaica and possibly Florida after killing 23 people in five countries and devastating Grenada, where police fired tear gas to stop a looting frenzy and frightened students armed themselves with knives and sticks.
K.C. Ward at Tonganoxie
September 10, 2004
The Chieftains started off on the right foot, topping Lansing 26-8 Friday at home. … Tongie’s secondary proved especially tough, snagging six interceptions on the night. … Clay Lamb had two scores, one on a one-yard carry, and one on a 41-yard interception return. … Ward beat Roeland Park Miege 21-17 last week in its non-league opener.
De Soto at Prairie View
September 10, 2004
Behind the quarterback/running back combination of Neil Erisman and Leif Goleman, De Soto started the season with a 35-22 victory over Osawatomie on Friday. … Goleman rushed for 111 yards on 18 carries, while Erisman had 82 yards on 10 carries. … De Soto’s opponent, Prairie View, lost to Central Heights on Friday 28-12.
Eudora at Osawatomie
September 10, 2004
The Cardinals’ bread-and-butter has proven to be their defense, which held Wellsville at bay in a 21-0 Eudora victory Friday. … At 1-0, the Cardinals stay on the road and play Osawatomie, which lost 35-22 to De Soto to start the season. … Eudora defeated Osawatomie 26-16 at home last year.
Lansing at Mill Valley
September 10, 2004
A late touchdown by K.C. Turner broke the Jaguars’ hearts in a 28-21 season-opening loss Friday. … Mill Valley saw three games slip away last year with late scores. … The Jaguars start their Kaw Valley League schedule with Lansing, a team that fell to Tonganoxie 26-8 Friday in Tongie.
Oskaloosa at Jefferson County North
September 10, 2004
The Bears slipped in their season opener, losing to defending Delaware Valley League champion Troy 53-6 on Friday at Oskaloosa. … Oskaloosa now hits the road and takes on Jefferson County North in Winchester. … JCN is 0-1, having lost to Pleasant Ridge 20-12 Friday. … Tonight’s game is the start of a four-game stretch that sees Oskie play three road games.
K.C. Turner at Ottawa
September 10, 2004
Ottawa plays a non-Frontier League game against Turner, an independent school and former Huron League rival of the Cyclones. … Ottawa is 1-0, beating Spring Hill 30-13 Friday on the road. … Ottawa won a shootout with Turner last year, 44-30, one of five times the Cyclones surpassed the 40-point plateau in 2003.
Baldwin at Paola
September 10, 2004
The Bulldogs raced to a 1-0 start with a 34-7 victory over Gardner-Edgerton on Friday in Baldwin. … The Bulldogs benefited from a big day by Austin Inzer, who had a hand in four touchdowns. … Paola is 0-1, having lost to perennial state power Fort Scott 28-7 on Friday. … Last year, Paola beat Baldwin 28-20 in Baldwin.
Woodling: Jayhawks will sock Rockets
September 10, 2004
They call it the Mid-American Conference when, in fact, the league could just as easily be known as the Mid-Major Conference. When you talk about NCAA mid-major schools, you think of the MAC.
People
September 10, 2004
¢ Modeling search turns to males ¢ Couric touts colon health ¢ Kristofferson still mourns Cash
Firebirds fade late
Fourth-quarter explosion powers O-East
September 10, 2004
It wasn’t long, but for a while the Free State High football team was looking like a really, really good squad.