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Suspect in K.C.K. facing death penalty can’t fire his attorneys, judge rules
September 12, 2004
A man charged with killing five people has been ordered to keep his defense attorneys, even though he said he did not want to speak with or see them “ever again.”
Butterfly sanctuary
Master Gardeners form Monarch Watch facility
September 12, 2004
Behind Foley Hall, tucked into a valley on Kansas University’s west campus, is a hidden oasis for gardeners, nature enthusiasts and butterflies alike.
Conditions call for preparing lawns for fall
September 12, 2004
Shorter days, cool nights and timely rains signal the end of summer and the beginning of a fall lawn-care program.
Fish snatchers numerous
Survey by MU prof finds oodles of noodlers
September 12, 2004
Noodlers Anonymous isn’t a 12-step group for pasta fanatics. But its secretive members are fanatical — about fish.
Europe gives Iran nuclear deadline
September 12, 2004
Europe’s major powers have agreed to set a November deadline on Iran to meet demands meant to resolve concerns that it is secretly trying to make nuclear weapons, in a confidential document made available Saturday to The Associated Press.
City ready for birthday bash
Lawrence to cap 150th anniversary with week of events
September 12, 2004
Randy Weseman is talking some sesquicentennial smack. The superintendent of Lawrence Public Schools has sported a beard for the better part of the summer, and he’s hoping it will earn him recognition next weekend as part of the beard-growing contest at the city’s 150th birthday.
On 9-11, business as usual in city
Residents pause, but don’t dwell on attacks on U.S. three years ago
September 12, 2004
The Air Force jets that flew over Kansas University on Saturday were perhaps a somber reminder of what Sept. 11 three years ago was like and why Americans then said things would never be the same.
Ivan intensifies, but path turns to west
Hurricane could miss most of Florida, forecasters say
September 12, 2004
Hurricane Ivan, aiming at the Caymans and Cuba with calamitous Category 5 force, took an unexpected jog to the west on Saturday, allowing South Florida, and much of the rest of the state, to exhale.
People
September 12, 2004
¢ Nelson, Carter celebrate Plains ¢ CBS not sold on Madonna’s ideas ¢ De Niro defends Italian characters
Horoscopes
September 12, 2004
Briefcase
September 12, 2004
¢ Value-added workshop planned for area farmers ¢ Companies don’t see terrorism as major risk ¢ Name that company
New campaign slogan: ‘Vote for Us or Die’
September 12, 2004
So it’s come to this. The presidential campaign took off in New Hampshire, where the state motto is “Live Free or Die.” Now it’s heading into the home stretch, and the Republican motto is “Vote for Us or Die.”
87-year-old still serving up volleys after 60 years of playing badminton
September 12, 2004
Norman Krause calls badminton “the sport of ancients and royals.”
Stewart services
September 12, 2004
Sesquicentennial calendar
September 12, 2004
Here’s a look at events planned this week. All are free unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit www.lawrence150.org
On the record
September 12, 2004
Briefly
September 12, 2004
¢ Explosions rock Baghdad ¢ Mushroom cloud reported in North Korean province ¢ Interior orders rivers protected from mining claims ¢ Father of emergency medical services, James Page, dies
Briefly
September 12, 2004
¢ Disney busy in autumn ¢ Give innkeeping a try
Seek support as eyesight declines
September 12, 2004
My dad is struggling with macular degeneration. It’s the first real physical problem he’s ever had, and he’s not dealing well with it. He’s not blind — at least not yet — but is diagnosed with “low vision.” What’s the difference and where do I suggest that he turn for help?
Scientific victories can be hard to swallow
September 12, 2004
It was an ugly win. That’s how a former Kansas University basketball coach put it when little went right but his team still came away with a victory.
Bush and Kerry: Where they stand
September 12, 2004
Highlights of the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates’ positions on a selection of issues.
Teens to face trial for murder of state worker
September 12, 2004
Two young men will face trial on charges of killing a state employee shot to death at a Topeka car wash in front of his wife and two children.
Soldier gets 8 months in prisoner abuse case
Military Intelligence member to testify against others accused in Abu Ghraib scandal
September 12, 2004
A U.S. soldier broke down in tears Saturday as he admitted abusing inmates at Abu Ghraib prison, receiving a lighter sentence in return for his testimony against others charged in the scandal.
Gun makers anticipating end of ban
September 12, 2004
As the clock counts down on the decade-old ban on selling and buying assault weapons, phones have begun ringing off the hook at ArmaLite. Customers want to know when the newly outfitted AR-15 rifle will be ready.
Corporate attorney appointed president of Benedictine College
September 12, 2004
The new president of Benedictine College is neither a career educator nor a member of the Catholic clergy, but Stephen D. Minnis brings what a search committee deemed the right resume for the 145-year-old institution.
Vera Drake’ named best in Venice
British director’s movie about abortionist takes top honors
September 12, 2004
Mike Leigh’s “Vera Drake,” a film about an underground abortionist in 1950s England, won the Golden Lion for best picture Saturday at the close of the 11-day Venice Film Festival.
State and local briefs
September 12, 2004
¢ Tickets remain for McGovern lecture ¢ Fall Arts and Crafts fest today at South Park ¢ Cessna machinists approve new contract ¢ Poem immortalizes horseback rider
Irish shock Wolverines
September 12, 2004
Freshman Darius Walker had two fourth-quarter touchdowns, and Notre Dame renewed hope for a turnaround season by upending No. 8 Michigan, 28-20, Saturday.
Unbeaten KU claims Classic title
September 12, 2004
Kansas University’s volleyball team might have enjoyed the food at a tailgating festival following Saturday afternoon’s Holiday Inn/Jayhawk Classic, but it was the block party inside the Horejsi Center that proved to be the most fun.
Bookstore
September 12, 2004
Notebook
September 12, 2004
Pet post
September 12, 2004
Poet’s Showcase
September 12, 2004
Tragic history of native peoples in eastern Kansas largely unmourned
September 12, 2004
The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 had vastly different effects on the native peoples of eastern Kansas and the European-American settlers to which it would open the gates to the area.
Warhol soup for the Kansas soul
Salina show curated by KU professor displays ongoing relevance of pop-art icon
September 12, 2004
Andy Warhol famously said he painted Campbell’s Soup because he used to eat it every day for lunch. Whether that was true is anybody’s guess; Warhol was a notoriously tough read.
General: Bin Laden still ordering attacks
September 12, 2004
The trail has gone cold in the hunt for suspected Sept. 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden three years after the audacious attacks, but the al-Qaida chief and his No. 2 are still orchestrating strikes like the recent suicide car bombing of a U.S. security firm in Kabul, a top American commander said Saturday.
KU men triumph at KSU invitational
September 12, 2004
The Kansas University men’s cross country team won its second straight event to begin the season, taking the title Saturday at the Kansas State Wildcat Invitational.
Faces and places
September 12, 2004
High-caliber show a boon for small town
September 12, 2004
If you’re thinking it must be unusual for a small town in the middle of Kansas to have a Warhol exhibition, your instincts are correct.
Hole-y Toledo!
KU scores early, often in big win
September 12, 2004
Bruce Gradkowski was the quarterback who came into Saturday night’s game with all the accolades, but it was Kansas University’s Adam Barmann who left Memorial Stadium celebrating a victory.
Toledo won’t compare KU, Gophers
Rockets coach Amstutz: They both have very good teams
September 12, 2004
The University of Minnesota’s No. 22-ranked football team scored 63 points against Toledo on Sept. 4 at the Metrodome. Unranked Kansas erupted for just as many points against the Rockets on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.
Randle runs wild in win
Sophomore running back has career night
September 12, 2004
Kansas University running back John Randle might have left 41,250 fans in amazement Saturday night with his running abilities during the Jayhawks’ 63-14 tail-whipping of Toledo.
Woodling: Have Jayhawks closed gap with Kansas State?
September 12, 2004
Three years ago, the scores would have been reversed. I’m talking about Saturday’s college football games in Lawrence and Manhattan.
State and local briefs
September 12, 2004
¢ Drought finished for most of Kansas ¢ Animal lovers care for neglected dogs ¢ Mount Oread’s name precedes that of city
Arts notes
September 12, 2004
¢ American Indian flutist to play at arts center ¢ Native star quilts on view at Haskell ¢ Color-themed art focus of Unity Gallery show ¢ Organ alumnus returns to perform recital ¢ Auditions open for three community theater shows ¢ Dinner theater mystery returns to steakhouse ¢ Buddhist sculptures fill interim exhibition needs ¢ Kansas City Singers announce auditions ¢ KU grad wins award in Lindsborg exhibit ¢ Lawrence artist among featured plein air painters
Early teal season to open Thursday
September 12, 2004
While the Sept. 1 dove opener may mark the traditional start of the hunting season in Kansas, many avid waterfowlers look forward to the arrival of another early migratory bird — teal.
Mom struggles to pay informants
Promised reward for information in KU student’s death not raised
September 12, 2004
Jeanette Stauffer made a $50,000 promise she can’t keep. “I really thought I could raise the money,” she said. “But I was wrong. I was desperate.”
KU conference focuses on Patriot Act, discrimination
September 12, 2004
Jeff Battocletti still remembers where he was and what he did on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists killed thousands by crashing hijacked planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Cohousing in Kansas
Ground broken at 12th and Delaware on first-of-a-kind project in state
September 12, 2004
After more than four years of planning, talk has turned into action for Lawrence and Kansas’ first cohousing community.
Expert answers queries on credit reports
September 12, 2004
I recently invited Evan Hendricks, author of “Credit Scores & Credit Reports: How The System Really Works, What You Can Do,” to be my guest during an online chat. Hendricks couldn’t get to all the questions (and there were a lot) so I asked him to answer a few more
Investment in old help, new equipment helps creamery reopen
Renamed cheese-making business again up and running in tiny Alma
September 12, 2004
While the Alma Cheese plant sat empty for close to five years, longtime employees Alvin Kahle and Jim Ferguson made weekly visits to check on the place and maybe do a little cleaning. The men wanted the plant to be in decent shape if it ever reopened.
The Motley Fool
September 12, 2004
¢ Name that company ¢ Learning about no-load funds
Tax support
Kansans are saying they want more funding for public schools. Are legislators listening?
September 12, 2004
Kansas legislators who say they haven’t heard any support for tax increases to help boost K-12 school funding in the state may have to change their tune.
Civility sorely lacking in nation’s political arena
September 12, 2004
There’s little disagreement among pundits or politicians that the United States was woefully unprepared for the treachery of 9-11.
Pet owner wishes city had anti-tethering law
September 12, 2004
Last month, I lost my best friend. She died because I made a tragic mistake. My dog, Brandy, whom I had raised from a puppy and loved like a baby, strangled to death after becoming entangled in a chain that tethered her to a stake. She died because I’d trusted a chain to keep her safe.
Touch-screen voting puts faith in computer
September 12, 2004
Pretty soon you, the American voter, will enter the sacred sanctity of the voting booth and cast your ballot for the next U.S. president. Or, not. It’s also possible that your ballot will go back in time and participate in the election of 1848, or wind up in a distant galaxy, helping to elect an alien being with 73 eyeballs (slogan: “A Being of Vision”).
Calendar
September 12, 2004
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers activities during the week for residents age 55 and older. Call Senior Services at 842-0543 for more information.
Boston Post Road lined with historic milestones
Old route to New York winds through modern-day territory
September 12, 2004
Benjamin Franklin’s milestones still mark the way on the Boston Post Road, which winds its way though the nation’s history with a tale at every turn.
Outdoors briefs
September 12, 2004
¢ Deadline Friday for BOW workshop ¢ Jayhawk Chapter of DU schedules fund-raiser ¢ KHS to meet Nov. 6-7
The President’s Own’ band to play at Lied Center
September 12, 2004
It’s called “The President’s Own” because it coordinates music at the White House, where it appears more than 200 times a year for various ceremonies, dinners and receptions and to accompany popular entertainers.
Boondocks living means no cable television
September 12, 2004
This city girl has adjusted well to country living … with one exception. No, it’s not the fact that I have to travel miles to get where I’m going. From the time I was 7 and steered our family car down a country road while sitting on my father’s lap, driving has been pure joy for me.
Photographer bypassed traditional techniques to capture light show
September 12, 2004
For this picture capturing the lighting display during a storm that flooded Lawrence, I drove out to Corpus Christi Catholic Church to use the building as a foreground. When shooting lightning, it isn’t enough to just point your camera skyward and get bolts of lightning; you need something to give it perspective. I used the church because it is about as close to the edge of Lawrence as possible and has some interesting architecture.
Company tries to make skies friendlier for pets
September 12, 2004
Anyone who has ever taken a pet on a commercial flight knows that the experience can be stressful for both human and animal. Relegated to the cargo compartment, larger pets are separated from owners and are often confused and frightened by the experience of flying. Unable to comfort their pets, owners can also feel anxious.
Numbers shed light on U.S. deaths in Iraq
September 12, 2004
It was lunchtime in a war zone, a sunny autumn day near Baqouba when the U.S. military was one-third of the way to 1,000 American dead in Iraq.
Candidates mark 9-11, then get back to politics
September 12, 2004
President Bush marked the third anniversary of the 9-11 hijackings by plugging his Iraq policy in a live broadcast from the Oval Office, and Sen. John F. Kerry followed a tearful memorial service by criticizing the president for hiding a report on intelligence gathering.
Families recite mournful roll call
September 12, 2004
Their voices breaking, parents and grandparents of those lost on Sept. 11 stood at the World Trade Center site Saturday and marked the third anniversary of the attacks by reciting the names of the 2,749 people who died there.
Animal clinic recalls heartworm medication
September 12, 2004
Overland Park’s Fort Dodge Animal Health has agreed to immediately cease production and recall its popular heartworm medication ProHeart 6 from the market until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s questions involving safety are resolved.
Exhibit unleashes Godzilla’s influence
50 years ago, irradiated lizard started Japanese pop-culture chain reaction that hasn’t slowed since
September 12, 2004
Bill Tsutsui remembers the 1970s Saturday afternoon he saw “Godzilla” on his family’s Zenith television. He lay on his stomach and watched in wonderment as a creature double feature introduced him to the abominable green monster that’s fascinated him ever since.
Spencer Consort presents music for the ‘Sun King’
September 12, 2004
The Spencer Consort will present “Music from the Court of the Sun King” at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Central Court of the Spencer Museum of Art.
What are you reading?
September 12, 2004
Children’s book titles encourage appreciation of challenge
September 12, 2004
Although it may look, at first glance, like a grab bag of volumes for young children, there is a certain continuity to these picture books that range from art appreciation to appreciation of fantastic facts — and to an appreciation of an amazing adventure, courageously fought.
Hunting for happiness
Lecompton author’s ‘Gone Shopping!’ takes philosophical journey toward bliss
September 12, 2004
Near the end of Doc Carson’s psychophilosophical novel about the human quest for happiness, an old man says to the inquisitive narrator: “I feel like I’m sitting on a cerebral roller coaster. What fun.”
Marine Band to perform in Lawrence
Free concert slated Oct. 13 at Lied Center
September 12, 2004
The United States Marine Band, perhaps the best ensemble of its kind in the world, will continue a century-old tradition of touring the nation with an Oct. 13 concert at the Lied Center.
Colonel says memos on Bush not genuine
September 12, 2004
A former Texas Air National Guard colonel relied upon by CBS News to support the authenticity of memos about President Bush’s military service said he never saw the memos before the show aired, and that he doesn’t now believe they are authentic.
Unreliable witness causes dismissal of arson charges
2003 fire at K.C. lumberyard caused millions in damages
September 12, 2004
Prosecutors have dropped charges against three people accused in a lumberyard fire that caused millions of dollars in damages last year.
Lawrence commuter report
September 12, 2004
The following construction projects and events may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Herren services
September 12, 2004
Elva Lehmann
September 12, 2004
Districts’ budget cuts bring state drop in teacher vacancies
September 12, 2004
Teacher vacancies dropped for a fifth straight year in Kansas as school districts continued to slash teaching positions to balance budgets made tight by stagnant state funding.
Government partnerships curbing drug use, federal drug czar says
September 12, 2004
A new study showing fewer teens using illegal drugs proves that partnerships between the federal government and local agencies are working, the nation’s top drug official said Friday.
City briefs
September 12, 2004
¢ KU sets week of events for academic success ¢ Screenings to measure toddlers’ development
Rays top Royals, 8-6
September 12, 2004
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays almost had forgotten what it felt like to win.
Chiefs, Broncos to test defenses
September 12, 2004
The Denver Broncos retooled their roster to put an emphasis on defense after losing to Indianapolis in the playoffs. The Kansas City Chiefs brought in a new defensive coordinator after — you guessed it — a playoff loss to the Colts.
Titans stifle Miami, 17-7
September 12, 2004
When the Tennessee Titans were forced to start the season 24 hours early because of Hurricane Ivan, their defense was ready.
Lee’s big hit lifts Cubs
Chicago turns back Marlins, 5-2
September 12, 2004
Derrek Lee was on the other side 11 months ago, leading the Florida Marlins to victory in the NL championship series en route to a surprising World Series title.
A’s trip Tribe, halt five-game slide
September 12, 2004
While Nick Swisher grinned through a face full of shaving cream, Bobby Crosby quietly chuckled in the corner of the Oakland Athletics’ clubhouse.
HINU manhandles McPherson
September 12, 2004
Haskell Indian Nations University took what third-year coach Eric Brock called a major leap forward in its football revival Saturday night when it shut out No. 19 McPherson College, 18-0, at Haskell Stadium.
K-State stunned; Texas survives
September 12, 2004
Fresno State’s 45-21 stunner of No. 13 Kansas State was its second victory over a team from a BCS conference in seven days — and its seventh since the BCS was established in 1999.
Santa Fe Trail stops Immac
September 12, 2004
Justin Cooper scored on a 35-yard pass from Brian Shively, and Chris Sadler scored on a two-yard run as Santa Fe Trail (1-1) defeated Leavenworth Immaculata, 14-7, in high school football Saturday.
Knee injury shelves Blakesley
MRI to determine severity of KU signee’s condition
September 12, 2004
Ottawa High senior Caleb Blakesley doesn’t know exactly what happened Friday night.
Baker men win, 4-1
September 12, 2004
Baker University’s men’s soccer team earned its first win of the season, 4-1, Saturday at Morningside College. The Wildcats (1-2-1) received a pair of goals from Jason Swarts and single tallies from Shaun Nicklin and Martin Johnston.
Free State briefs
September 12, 2004
¢ FSHS volleyball 4-2 at invite ¢ Valencia champion at Omaha meet ¢ McGovern unbeaten at Hiawatha tennis
Kuznetsova takes U.S. Open title
Dementieva falls, 6-3, 7-5, in all-Russian women’s final
September 12, 2004
By all rights, Svetlana Kuznetsova should have been a cycling standout: Her brother and parents all won or coached others to Olympic medals and world titles in that sport. Kuznetsova gave it a shot, hated it, and moved on to tennis.
Mayfield victorious in Richmond race
September 12, 2004
The task was clear for Jeremy Mayfield: Win the race and don’t worry about making NASCAR’s playoffs.
KU soccer stuns No. 7 Clemson
September 12, 2004
Kansas University’s soccer team picked up arguably its biggest victory in the program’s 10-year history Saturday when it pummeled No. 7 Clemson, 3-1, in the championship game of the Furman Tournament at Stone Soccer Stadium.
Coach: Kansas basketball recruit real deal
September 12, 2004
Future Kansas University basketball player Julian Wright, who is ranked the No. 5 high school senior in the country by one national recruiting service and No. 10 by another, is not over-hyped.
Ten killed in suspected arson
September 12, 2004
A suspected arson fire raced through an apartment complex in suburban Columbus on Sunday, killing 10 people who lived in the same apartment and forcing others to jump from third-story windows to escape.
Mount Oread’s name precedes that of city
September 12, 2004
With the city set to celebrate its 150th birthday Saturday, the Journal-World is taking a look at early-day life in Lawrence:
Games decorated with fabric popular in 19th century
September 12, 2004
Birthday parties are important celebrations, so it is hard to accept that even as late as the 19th century, most people in the world did not even know the date of their birth and did not celebrate birthdays.
Colo. Sand Dunes about to become national park
September 12, 2004
Colorado will become home to the country’s newest national park when Interior Secretary Gale Norton officially reclassifies the Great Sand Dunes National Monument.
LHS girls third, boys sixth in Topeka
September 12, 2004
The Lawrence High girls cross-country squad placed third Saturday at the Topeka West Invitational.
Sisterly city art exchange
Photographs of German Sister City go up at library in time for visit by Eutin, Hiratsuka delegations
September 12, 2004
Fifteen years after the launch of Lawrence’s Sister Cities exchange program with Eutin, Germany, and Hiratsuka, Japan, the relationships that have been built continue to yield artistic and cultural rewards.
Problems in Middle East loom after election
September 12, 2004
As the decibel level rises in the debate over Iraq between President Bush and Sen. John Kerry, the argument is veering further and further from reality.
Homeless agencies’ hours to expand
September 12, 2004
Lawrence’s homeless now have a place to go all day, every day.
Briefly
September 12, 2004
¢ Police release footage of embassy attack ¢ Blast rocks area near Saudi-American bank ¢ North Korea won’t halt nuclear programs ¢ Patriarch killed in helicopter crash ¢ Attacks spurs fears of authoritarian rule
Briefly
September 12, 2004
¢ Funds for memorial foundation lacking ¢ Felon suspected in detectives’ deaths