Archive for Saturday, September 11, 2004

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People
September 11, 2004
¢ ‘P. Diddy’ opens fashion store ¢ New Lennon discs in works ¢ ‘Magic’ to lead Christmas parade ¢ Theron injury could’ve been worse
No dishonor
September 11, 2004
Recycling costs
September 11, 2004
Bush daughters
September 11, 2004
Christians appreciate having similar sense of faith to president, pastors say
September 11, 2004
Some Lawrence pastors explained why they think President George W. Bush has tremendous political support from evangelicals and other religious conservatives.
Disney CEO to leave in 2006
September 11, 2004
Walt Disney Co. chief executive Michael Eisner unexpectedly offered his resignation from the entertainment company he has led for two decades, but he will not be leaving the executive suite anytime soon.
Mad Hatter makes a return
Bar and grill owners hope to give residents a taste of the past
September 11, 2004
Downtown Lawrence’s newest bar and grill serves all the standard fare: beer, burgers and booze. But its owners are hoping to offer customers a shot of yesteryear, too.
Sprint, AT&T to pay fine to settle credit claims
September 11, 2004
Sprint Corp. and AT&T Corp. will pay nearly $1.5 million in civil penalties to settle government claims that the companies violated federal credit laws for customers seeking telephone service, the Federal Trade Commission announced Friday.
Engagements
September 11, 2004
Graves accepts Pittsburg State honors
September 11, 2004
Former Gov. Bill Graves, back in his home state to accept two honors from Pittsburg State University, lectured Friday on the importance of lifelong learning.
Missouri to open marketing office in China
September 11, 2004
The state of Missouri will open a marketing office in China by the end of the year in an effort to help the state’s businesses gain a foothold in one of the world’s fastest-growing markets, Gov. Bob Holden said Friday.
Area briefs
September 11, 2004
¢ West Nile human cases increase by 2 in state ¢ First settlers included farmers, mechanics ¢ New assistant dean lured from retirement ¢ Police arrest suspect in summer burglaries ¢ Meet and Greet features area GOP candidates ¢ Police ID suspects in purse snatchings
His own worst critic
September 11, 2004
Brandon Rideau caught nine passes for 109 yards in the Tangerine Bowl. But after Kansas University suffered a 56-26 loss to North Carolina State last December at Orlando, Fla., Rideau was wishing he could have done more.
Rockets hope to restart offense
Toledo eager to bounce back after blowout loss at Minnesota
September 11, 2004
Tom Amstutz knows good defense when he sees it. In Kansas University’s 21-3 victory over Tulsa in last Saturday’s season opener, the Jayhawks certainly had it.
Nickel package big part of improving KU defense
September 11, 2004
Something new has been added to the Kansas University football defense’s nickel package, and that’s just fine with Greg Tyree.
Irish have 38 reasons to beat Michigan
September 11, 2004
Numbers are thought to be dry and dull, the purview of egghead mathematicians and science wonks. But for the last 359 days, nothing has inspired, infuriated, pushed and prodded Notre Dame’s football players more than the number 38.
Big Ten tinkering with replay
September 11, 2004
The Big Ten is telling its technical advisers to use “common sense” with instant replay after a five-minute delay in Wisconsin’s season opener against Central Florida riled coaches on both sides.
Army to open season on anniversary of terrorist attacks
September 11, 2004
Memories of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States are never far from the minds of Army football players.
Brown looking for first victory against Hogs
September 11, 2004
Texas coach Mack Brown is staying away from the psychobabble heading into today’s game at Arkansas.
KSU offense needs diversity
September 11, 2004
For many people, Kansas State may seem to consist of a running back named Darren Sproles — and the other 10 guys who share the field with him.
Faith and the flag
Conservative Christians identify with Bush
September 11, 2004
When President George W. Bush visited Topeka May 17, the Rev. Leo Barbee Jr. got to meet him, shake his hand and say a few words of support to the leader.
Buffaloes hope inexperienced secondary improves
September 11, 2004
Colorado coaches aren’t panicking yet after watching their defensive secondary give up more than 400 passing yards in the season opener against Colorado State.
Cowboys plan to add passing to powerful ground attack
September 11, 2004
Chijuan Mack had just caught a long pass down the sidelines and was trotting back past coach Les Miles when he hollered his thoughts aloud.
Huskers’ quarterback hopes for better deliveries this time
September 11, 2004
Nebraska quarterback Joe Dailey is known as the “mailman” to the Cornhuskers and their coaching staff.
Pregame flyover a precise maneuver
September 11, 2004
It won’t take more than a few seconds for two Air Force jets to fly over Memorial Stadium at the climax of the ceremonies before today’s Kansas University football game.
Ivan churns toward Florida
Thousands flee as Category 4 storm nears
September 11, 2004
Twenty-three-foot waves crashed ashore in Jamaica, a wave of panic buying swept Havana and the Florida Keys depopulated itself Friday — the residents of three diverse nations simultaneously terrified by a ferocious Hurricane Ivan.
Zen, betrothal at Fashion Week
September 11, 2004
With a serene collection of sand-colored skirts and dresses, Vera Wang provided a Zen moment at New York Fashion Week while mixing casual and fancy looks, a popular trend for spring 2005.
Doc sifts emotional rubble of 9-11
September 11, 2004
In the months and years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the families of the victims have attempted to retrieve items belonging to their loved ones. “W.T.C. 9-11: Stories from the Ruins” (9 p.m. today, Discovery Channel) recalls the Herculean task of carting, sorting and examining the debris from ground zero.
Kerry accuses Bush of yielding to NRA
September 11, 2004
Sen. John Kerry, who likes to present himself as a hunter and gun owner, accused President Bush on Friday of being beholden to the National Rifle Assn. and the gun lobby because he hasn’t pressed Congress to extend the 10-year-old assault-weapons ban that expires Monday.
People and places
September 11, 2004
CBS stands by accuracy of Bush’s Guard memos
September 11, 2004
CBS News mounted an aggressive defense Friday of its report about President Bush’s service in the Air National Guard, with anchor Dan Rather saying broadcast memos questioned by forensic experts came from “what we consider to be solid sources.”
Bush’s ex-in-law denies cocaine claims
September 11, 2004
President Bush’s former sister-in-law denied yesterday that she had given author Kitty Kelley any information about allegations of past drug use by Bush.
Loss of arm doesn’t prevent KU student from re-enlisting
September 11, 2004
A Kansas University graduate student who lost his right arm in a roadside bombing in Iraq re-enlisted in the Army Reserves on the same day he received a Bronze Star for his service.
Sheriff’s retiree celebrated
September 11, 2004
About 80 people gathered Friday to mark the last day of work for a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office veteran.
Roy ‘Oakie’ Hector Smith
September 11, 2004
Officials eye smaller bond issue for school repairs
September 11, 2004
Repairs and improvements to Lawrence schools can be done in a six-year period without a high-dollar bond issue, Lawrence Supt. Randy Weseman told school board members.
N.Y.-N.J. Port Authority joins lawsuit over attacks
September 11, 2004
The government agency that owns the World Trade Center site said Friday it intended to hold Saudi Arabia and nearly 100 other defendants liable for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people and destroyed the complex.
Television coverage
September 11, 2004
Sharon: Gaza pullout to go ahead
September 11, 2004
Settler leaders turned up the rhetoric Friday against Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, calling his plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip and a small part of the West Bank a “Nazi act” and warning it could lead to civil war.
Sudan says U.S. genocide comment is ‘big mistake’
September 11, 2004
The U.S. declaration that government-backed militiamen have committed genocide in Darfur is a “big mistake” that could hinder peace talks and undermine the role of African mediators in the conflict, Sudan’s top officials said Friday.
Foundation raises record amount; speaker applauds city’s teachers
September 11, 2004
The Lawrence Schools Foundation raised a record amount at its breakfast Friday and welcomed back a Lawrence native as guest speaker for the occasion.
On the record
September 11, 2004
Lawrence Datebook
September 11, 2004
Joyce Ann Bond
September 11, 2004
Sunset Hill educator named state’s Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year
September 11, 2004
Leanne Milleret didn’t think about what might happen when she wrote a letter to Wal-Mart last year about one of her favorite teachers, Jan Dicker.
Weekend highlights include Indian art
September 11, 2004
There is no shortage of arts and crafts festivals this weekend in Lawrence. The Haskell Indian Art Market will bring some 170 American Indian artists to the campus of Haskell Indian Nations University for a sale today and Sunday. Native dancers will entertain patrons as they browse.
Wright commits to KU sans visit
Chicago prep tells Self during in-home meeting he’ll join Jayhawks
September 11, 2004
Bill Self’s in-home visit with Chicago-area high school basketball player Julian Wright went well Thursday night.
KU volleyball Jayhawks win pair at home
September 11, 2004
Emily Brown watched dozens of volleyball matches at Kansas University’s Horejsi Center as a fan during the past five years, but playing in her first home matches as a KU freshman Friday night, Brown began carving her place in Jayhawk volleyball lore.
Fans will have to settle for KU being ‘basketball school’ … for now
September 11, 2004
One of the saddest aspects of the age we live in is how so many people wander around scouring for reasons to feel bruised. Whence comes this pathetic penchant for victimization when there are so many better things in life?
Russian women advance
Capriati, Davenport upended at U.S. Open
September 11, 2004
Body slumped and eyes vacant, Jennifer Capriati walked off the U.S. Open tennis court stuck in a horrifying rewind, once again within points of her first-ever final only to depart in failure, betrayed by the inability to close out a third-set tiebreaker.
Seahawks rout Flint Hills
September 11, 2004
Despite having just a 13-man roster, Seabury Academy soccer coach Brian Clyne said he was done using fatigue in the second half as an excuse.
Seabury rips Veritas JV
September 11, 2004
Seabury Academy swept the Veritas Christian junior-varsity team in three games Friday.
NL to visit Chicago’s U.S. Cellular Field
September 11, 2004
The Montreal Expos and Florida Marlins will play games Monday and Tuesday at the Chicago White Sox’s stadium after the Marlins were forced to adjust their schedule for the second time this month because of a hurricane.
McPherson tough test for HINU
September 11, 2004
Haskell Indian Nations University’s football team can claim back-to-back victories if it can beat No. 19 McPherson tonight for the first time since 1999. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Haskell Stadium.
Baldwin reels off 28 straight to stop Paola
September 11, 2004
Briefly
September 11, 2004
¢ Few patients apply for early Medicare drug coverage ¢ Deserter suspect surrenders to U.S. military authorities ¢ Parliamentary commission to investigate school crisis ¢ Doctor: Twins may be walking by Christmas ¢ NASA optimistic that capsule will yield data ¢ Judge throws out child porn-blocking law ¢ Former student wants to marry Letourneau ¢ Officials search al-Qaida videotape for clues ¢ Judge orders county to require voter ID at polls ¢ Powell thinks bin Laden still alive, still a threat ¢ Blast topples church ¢ FDA panel OKs giving drug to healthy children ¢ Two police officers shot and killed in Brooklyn ¢ Inmates asked about booby-trapped letters
Rumsfeld: Abuses not on par with terror
September 11, 2004
American abuses of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib were terrible, but they are not crimes on par with beheadings and other acts carried out by terrorists, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Friday.
KU Open House scaled back
Today’s event among many
September 11, 2004
The calendar didn’t do any favors for Kansas University officials hoping to schedule their fourth annual Open House.
Baker to face CMU today
September 11, 2004
Baker University’s football team will be hoping for an encore performance today from quarterback Brian Sheppard.
McLouth quickly losing loser image
Bulldogs claim first home win in five years
September 11, 2004
McLouth High’s football players celebrated Friday night, then they shoveled.
Suspected hub for terrorists under attack by U.S. troops
September 11, 2004
U.S. troops handed over medical supplies to Iraqi relief workers Friday amid a siege of a northeastern ethnic Turkish city where Iraqi and American forces are trying to root out hundreds of militants.
Names to be read, lights to shine
September 11, 2004
Last year, children’s voices echoed across ground zero. This year, it is the bereaved parents and grandparents of World Trade Center victims who will read aloud the names of those lost on Sept. 11, 2001.
Nation faces politically charged anniversary
Bush, Kerry each will honor attack victims
September 11, 2004
Americans will mark the third anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks today in the shadow of both the presidential election and continuing fears that al-Qaida is determined to stage another attack to disrupt the U.S. political process.
9-11 families to face new test as federal lobbyists
September 11, 2004
After three years of angry advocacy, the families of Sept. 11 victims have achieved a rare position of influence over policy-makers, but they are about to face their toughest political test yet.
Prior, Cubs salvage split
Marlins’ Pavano logs 17th victory in opener
September 11, 2004
Mark Prior’s previous appearance against the Florida Marlins at Wrigley Field turned into one of the most agonizing losses in Chicago Cubs’ history.
Yankees’ win streak stopped at five
Orioles use eight-run inning to claim 14-8 victory against New York
September 11, 2004
The Baltimore Orioles would prefer to be vying for a playoff spot this month. They’ll have to settle for helping determine who advances to the postseason.
Royals rally past Rays
Tampa Bay drops 12th straight
September 11, 2004
Even if they don’t set the franchise record for longest losing streak, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays already have made history.
Furcal arrested on DUI charge
September 11, 2004
Braves shortstop Rafael Furcal was arrested on drunken driving charges Friday, his second DUI arrest in four years and a potential distraction to a team trying to wrap up its 13th straight division title.
Kerry must alter strategy
September 11, 2004
The efficient way in which John Kerry dispatched his primary rivals and the unexpected fund raising that helped him fend off months of Republican attacks concealed many shortcomings.
Kempf powers unbeaten Veritas
September 11, 2004
Not so cool in a pool, Paul Kempf nevertheless can turn up the heat on a football field.
Dolphins easy target for Titans
September 11, 2004
The Tennessee Titans and Miami Dolphins took vastly different approaches to replacing departed running backs.
Ellen Grass
September 11, 2004
Lawrence sends help in wake of hurricanes
Red Cross volunteers travel to provide weeks of relief after disasters
September 11, 2004
Hurricanes Charley and Frances couldn’t keep them out, and now Hurricane Ivan won’t let them leave.
Clinton surgery sends men rushing to get hearts checked
September 11, 2004
Hospitals around the country are seeing an epidemic of “Clinton syndrome” as worried, middle-aged men take the former president’s heart problems to heart and rush to get their own tickers checked.
KU-Toledo Notes
September 11, 2004
Here’s one fact to remember about KU’s 21-3 victory over Toledo last Saturday in the season opener — the Jayhawks had the entire offseason to prepare for the Golden Hurricane. KU didn’t have that luxury while preparing for tonight’s 6 p.m. game against Toledo at Memorial Stadium.
Kerry also hostage to events in Iraq
September 11, 2004
After two testosterone-charged conventions, try to remember that three years ago there was much talk about the “feminization” of politics. The change since 9-11 explains the bind John Kerry is in and why he, more than George W. Bush, is hostage to events.
Debating debates
Discussion of when, where, how many and format of presidential debates is nothing
September 11, 2004
Last year, a group of Lawrence residents worked hard to have the city nominated as a site for one of the 2004 presidential debates. The group put together an excellent package of information about Lawrence and the university, facilities that would be available and why Lawrence would be a good location.
Around and about
September 11, 2004
FCE News
September 11, 2004
George Waters, Master Plan management firms merge
September 11, 2004
Lawrence’s tightening residential rental market has led to the merger of two of the city’s largest property management firms.
Society calendar
September 11, 2004
Lions sick of Gore
Eagles’ running back gains 234 yards, 4 TDs
September 11, 2004
This picture was easy to paint. A one-sided football game Friday night left Lawrence High with an unwanted one-sided record. LHS was outmanned, outgunned and outdone by Olathe North, a superior team with the tools to run the table in 2004.
Religion briefs
September 11, 2004
Horoscopes
September 11, 2004
System fails
September 11, 2004
Patriot Act author defends law as terror-fighting tool
September 11, 2004
The USA Patriot Act has been a critical tool in fighting the war on terror — not an arbitrary restriction on civil liberties — the act’s co-author said Friday during a visit to Lawrence.
World champion Schumacher blazes
Formula One driver secures fastest time during Italian Grand Prix practice sessions
September 11, 2004
Michael Schumacher, his seventh world title already secured, recorded the fastest time Friday during practices for the Italian Grand Prix at Ferrari’s home track.
First settlers included farmers, mechanics
September 11, 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:
Faith forum
September 11, 2004
Briefcase
September 11, 2004
¢ Record crops expected in state’s corn, soybeans ¢ Report suggests inflation ‘well-behaved’ in August ¢ Qwest settlement near ¢ Gander Mountain to anchor project
Weddings
September 11, 2004
KU student dies in K-10 wreck
September 11, 2004
Friends and family members on Friday were mourning the death of a 19-year-old Kansas University freshman from Shawnee killed in a single-vehicle rollover wreck on Kansas Highway 10.
Woodworker keeps tradition alive
September 11, 2004
More than 15 years ago, Robert Johnson began carving wood as a way to bond with his father. Johnson’s father, Frank, made and sold wooden dollhouses until he died in 1991.He imparted his love of wood to his son, and together they spent their free time reading woodworking magazines, shopping for pieces and carving.
Nastiness of presidential campaign bodes ill for future races
September 11, 2004
How long will it take for the scars from this year’s presidential campaign to be healed? They are deep, raw and ragged, and it is unlikely they will be forgotten or forgiven for many years.
Bush gains lead on strength, likability
September 11, 2004
President Bush opens the fall campaign with a slight lead over Democratic Sen. John Kerry, an Associated Press poll shows, as voters express growing confidence in the direction of the country and the performance of the incumbent.
Woodard inducted into basketball hall
September 11, 2004
Two-time Olympian Lynette Woodard, the most prolific scorer in women’s college basketball history and the first female to play for the Harlem Globetrotters, on Friday was honored for her lifetime achievements.
Miami rallies past Florida State in OT
September 11, 2004
New season, new conference, same result. Frank Gore’s 18-yard touchdown run in overtime gave No. 5 Miami a 16-10 victory over No. 4 Florida State on Friday night.
Sun stomp Liberty
September 11, 2004
Rookie Lindsay Whalen had 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting, and the Connecticut Sun moved into a tie for first place in the Eastern Conference with a 77-66 victory over the New York Liberty on Friday night.
Marie ‘Ethel’ Herren
September 11, 2004
Leland D. Stewart
September 11, 2004
Club news
September 11, 2004
Soldier insurance at issue in 2nd District
September 11, 2004