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Motorcycle crash kills Lawrence man
September 13, 2004
(Updated Monday at 1:34 p.m.) A Lawrence man was killed this morning in Wyandotte County after crashing his motorcycle into the back of a dump truck.
Anti-Bush, anti-Texas rhetoric sparks fight at weekend party
September 13, 2004
(Updated Monday at 12:17 p.m.) Political trash-talking led to a fight early Saturday at a party in a Kansas University-area neighborhood, according to a police report released Monday morning.
County buys three tornado sirens
September 13, 2004
(Updated Monday at 12:03 p.m.) New tornado sirens in Lawrence and Baldwin will help alert people of approaching emergencies by early next year, Douglas County commissioners decided Monday.
Windy conditions expected today
September 13, 2004
(Updated Monday at 10:37 a.m.) Sunny, warm and very windy conditions are expected throughout the Lawrence area today. “Our winds will be strong today, gusting between 35 and 40 mph,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “So be careful if you have to be out in elevated areas today.”
The ‘celebrity’
A Bali bomber learned his lessons for promotion and profit well from American counterparts.
September 13, 2004
In case you’re inclined to think the United States has a corner on the market of criminals seeking attention and profit, consider a bomber in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Forget Vietnam, put focus on Iraq
September 13, 2004
After months of John Kerry being thrown on the defensive over his service in the Vietnam War, President Bush suddenly finds himself in, so to speak, the same boat.
Pleased veteran
September 13, 2004
Lessons learned?
September 13, 2004
Gun-control regulations useless
September 13, 2004
With the federal assault weapons ban sunsetting at midnight today, the gun-control movement has a lot to fear, but not what most people think. Despite claims that letting the 10-year-old ban on some semiautomatic weapons expire will result in a surge in gun crimes and police killings, the fact is that letting the law expire will probably just show the uselessness of gun-control regulations. A year from now it will be obvious to everyone that all the horror stories about the ban — a cornerstone of the gun-control movement — were wrong.
Oread residents consider parking permits
Neighborhood association weighing pros, cons of restricting on-the-street spaces
September 13, 2004
Finding a parking space in the Oread neighborhood can be a challenge. No one knows better than Candice Davis, who has lived five years in the neighborhood that borders Kansas University.
Virtual school still working out kinks
September 13, 2004
Connie Richardson understands in the first year of a program there are bound to be kinks. So Richardson, mother of a Lawrence Virtual School student, wasn’t surprised when she encountered some last week.
Olathe school officers carry Tasers
September 13, 2004
Misbehaving students at Olathe East High School may be stunned to find out what police officer Jeff Jewett is carrying through the school’s halls this year.
Investors calling for PeopleSoft takeover
September 13, 2004
Signaling a potential breach in the resistance of PeopleSoft Inc. to a takeover, a growing number of the company’s shareholders on Friday called for management to negotiate a friendly merger with software giant Oracle Corp.
This week
September 13, 2004
Briefcase
September 13, 2004
¢ Gasoline prices declining ¢ Pimco said to be making deal with SEC
GOP convention gives Bush Web site boost
September 13, 2004
The Republican National Convention is widely credited with giving President Bush a nice bounce in the polls. But what about www.GeorgeWBush.com?
Federer fantastic at U.S. Open
Grand Slam winner aces Hewitt, 6-0, 7-6, 6-0
September 13, 2004
Roger Federer was pretty much perfect in Sunday’s U.S. Open tennis final.
Early pit stop can’t slow Barrichello
Schumacher loses 21 seconds to leading drivers after skidding during first lap of Italian Grand Prix
September 13, 2004
Rubens Barrichello won the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday, overcoming an unscheduled early pit stop to finish ahead of world champion Michael Schumacher in a 1-2 showing by Ferrari on its home track.
Central Methodist routs Baker
September 13, 2004
Baker University’s football team went from the penthouse to the outhouse in a hurry.
Setbacks shake up polls
September 13, 2004
The surprises have begun, and the little guys are moving into the Associated Press poll.
Utes soar past ‘Cats
September 13, 2004
Alex Smith passed for two scores, and No. 17 Utah held Arizona without a touchdown in a 23-6 victory Saturday night.
Mile High downer
Holmes has 151 yards, three TDs in defeat
September 13, 2004
A little “Q” might be all the Denver Broncos need to replace Clinton Portis. Darting and dashing his way through Kansas City’s defense, Quentin Griffin ran for 156 yards and scored three touchdowns in his first game as Portis’ replacement, lifting the Broncos to a 34-24 victory over the Chiefs on Sunday night.
Sosa stymies Royals
Tampa Bay starter shuts down K.C., 7-2
September 13, 2004
There’s nothing like a great play in the outfield to get a pitcher off to a good start.
Six Jayhawks honored
September 13, 2004
Six Kansas University soccer players were named to the all-tournament team after the Jayhawks went 2-0 at the Selected Kickoff Classic over the weekend.
Jayhawks 12th at Ridges
September 13, 2004
Kansas University’s men’s golf team placed 12th in a 15-team field at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at The Ridges, which concluded Sunday at The Ridges Golf and Country Club.
Director wants to follow ‘Green Building’ code
Library takes page from environmental book
September 13, 2004
The books inside will still be made from dead trees. But there’s a growing effort to make sure Lawrence’s next public library is built according to environmentally friendly standards.
Violence surges across Iraq
Nearly 60 killed in series of attacks on Baghdad, other cities
September 13, 2004
Insurgents hammered central Baghdad on Sunday with one of their most intense mortar and rocket barrages ever in the heart of the capital, heralding a day of violence that killed nearly 60 people nationwide as security appeared to spiral out of control.
Ivan intensifies, takes aim at western Cuba
September 13, 2004
Hurricane Ivan battered the Cayman Islands with ferocious 150-mph winds Sunday, flooding homes, ripping off roofs and toppling trees three stories tall as its powerful eye thundered past. It then strengthened to Category 5 as it moved today on course for Cuba.
Flu-X’ trains for outbreak
Exercise in mass vaccinations offers free flu shots to public
September 13, 2004
To be better prepared for a predicted superflu outbreak or a possible bioterror attack, Douglas County health officials are planning a free flu vaccination session next month at Free State High School.
States consider team response to emergencies
September 13, 2004
Kansas may band together with other states to share doctors, nurses and other medical resources during an act of bioterrorism or other public health emergency.
Juanita Marie Wilson
September 13, 2004
Marcella ‘Loraine’ Foehringer
September 13, 2004
Helen Eugene Kraus
September 13, 2004
Services for Helen Eugene Kraus, 86, De Soto, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at De Soto Baptist Church. Burial will be in De Soto Cemetery.
Ellen Irene Witt Grass
September 13, 2004
Services for Ellen Irene Witt Grass, 81, Russell, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Russell. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Russell.
Candidates hold event in Holcom Park
Republicans meet with students, residents before critical fall campaign season
September 13, 2004
Douglas County Republican candidates gathered Sunday night in Holcom Park to meet college students and members of the community, chat with each other and eat barbecue before heading into the critical fall campaign season.
Green’ building plans could reduce energy costs for library
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
September 13, 2004
The Lawrence City Commission will consider recommendations from the Recycling and Resource Conservation Advisory Board for green construction elements to be considered in the new public library energy conservation strategies.
Report: Church still sheltering priests accused of sexual abuse
September 13, 2004
Some Roman Catholic religious orders have been sheltering priests in Rome despite claims that the men sexually abused minors, according to The Dallas Morning News.
Lions end record road skid
Detroit’s 20-16 win over Bears snaps 24-game streak
September 13, 2004
Bracy Walker got one of the game balls, and rightfully so.
Green Bay expects test from Panthers
September 13, 2004
What Green Bay center Mike Flanagan hated most about missing so much of training camp was knowing who awaited him tonight: Carolina Panthers All-Pro defensive tackle Kris Jenkins.
French Muslims at crossroads
Head-scarf ban, hostage crisis test community’s solidarity
September 13, 2004
When 12-year-old Faten Ben Debaieb returned to school after summer vacation, she faced a painful choice: take off her head scarf or be expelled.
Iran won’t halt nuclear program in face of critical U.N. meeting
September 13, 2004
Iran’s refusal to give up uranium enrichment — and banish suspicions it seeks nuclear arms — set the stage Sunday for confrontation before a U.N. atomic watchdog agency, with the United States lobbying to have Iran taken before the Security Council for possible sanctions.
Lawrence briefs
September 13, 2004
¢ Apartment fire under investigation ¢ Officers, firefighters are out for blood
Helen Elizabeth Goheen Farmer
September 13, 2004
Pattern suggests hurricanes expected for years to come
September 13, 2004
So long, Sunshine State. Hello, Hurricane Alley.
Mount Oread’s name precedes that of city
September 13, 2004
With the city set to celebrate its 150th birthday Saturday, the Journal-World is taking a look at early-day life in Lawrence:
Business mentors needed
September 13, 2004
Oct. 20 is National Disabilities Mentoring Day, which gives young people with disabilities the opportunity to visit workplaces to learn first-hand about career fields that interest them. Independence Inc., the local coordinator, needs mentors in different professions to provide a one-day job shadowing experience in Lawrence. This is a great opportunity for members of the business community to connect with young people and encourage them to develop their skills and obtain the experiences necessary to compete in today’s economy.
Big 12 North flips upside down
KU, Colorado lone unbeaten teams
September 13, 2004
There’s some flipping and flopping going on in the Big 12 North.
Al Gore sharpens barbs for 2004 campaign
September 13, 2004
Al Gore’s stiff jokes are gone now, replaced by recount jokes.
Web site lets people ask the unaskable
September 13, 2004
So why is it so many gay men seem to speak with a lisp? While you pick up your jaw, let me appease the gods of full disclosure.
Briefly
September 13, 2004
¢ Powell says mushroom cloud in N. Korea not nuclear blast ¢ Polls suggest democracy makes small gains in election ¢ World’s largest volcano shows signs of activity ¢ Rice denies ignoring abuse at Guantanamo Bay
U.S. crime rates stand at record low
September 13, 2004
The nation’s crime rate last year held steady at the lowest levels since the government began surveying crime victims in 1973, the Justice Department reported Sunday.
Sharon alludes to ‘civil war’ as settlers protest in Jerusalem
September 13, 2004
Tens of thousands of Jewish settlers and their backers demonstrated Sunday in Jerusalem against Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s plan to evacuate all settlements from Gaza and four West Bank enclaves in a rally held amid warnings of assassinations and civil war.
Abused dogs get second chance at Auburn refuge
September 13, 2004
The legs of Ziggy Stardust, a 3-pound Chihuahua, have atrophied to the point that he can walk only with considerable effort.
Comets eliminated
Houston out of playoffs after loss
September 13, 2004
The Washington Mystics kept their playoff hopes alive Sunday, while the four-time WNBA champion Houston Comets’ dreams of a fifth trophy officially came to an end.
Yankees walk over Orioles
New York draws 14 bases on balls in 9-7 victory
September 13, 2004
The New York Yankees took advantage of 14 walks, then capped their latest comeback victory with a couple of strolls around the bases.
Polish pottery grabs attention at fall arts show in South Park
September 13, 2004
When Luke Lubicz and John Bradford began working together earlier this summer they made a lot of Polish craft artists happy.
Site of fatal accident marked with hockey-stick cross
September 13, 2004
Family and friends of Andrew Weir gathered this weekend at the site of the car accident that took his life to plant a cross made of hockey sticks — an homage to the Kansas University freshman’s favorite sport.
People
September 13, 2004
¢ ‘Resident Evil: Apocalypse’ revives popularity at box office ¢ P. Diddy plans girl band ¢ Geraldo’s housing woes ¢ Pope movie in works
Ladylike looks: Designers tout modest, unique spring clothes
September 13, 2004
What do women want in their closets? Choices — and that’s what they’ll have next season.
LAX’ soars past point of reality
September 13, 2004
Contemporary television is filled with not-so-subtle messages that are often at odds with reality and even common sense. If we accepted primetime sitcoms and dramas as gospel truth, we’d have to conclude that Las Vegas is the most exciting place in the universe; that gambling is harmless fun; that police forces and forensics labs have limitless funds to solve every crime using the latest technology; that unemployed goofballs can afford huge apartments in New York and Los Angeles.
Mangino pleased KU didn’t let up with lead
September 13, 2004
Kansas University’s football offense netted 501 total yards in Saturday’s 63-14 victory over Toledo — 300 yards more than KU mustered a week earlier in a 21-3, season-opening victory over Tulsa.
Baker soccer rolls over Si Tanka U
September 13, 2004
Luke Parrott had two goals and two assists as Baker University’s men’s soccer team thumped Si Tanka University, 7-0, Sunday.
On the record
September 13, 2004
Pollsters say environmental issues long shot to hurt Bush in swing states
September 13, 2004
For environmentalists hoping to turn anger at President Bush into electoral votes for John Kerry, the biggest and perhaps only field of dreams is a nuclear waste dump site in Nevada.
Nader’s debate argument fails
September 13, 2004
Charles Jay is not participating in the 2004 presidential debates and there is a good reason for it.
Briefly
September 13, 2004
¢ ‘Chicago’ lyricist dies of heart attack ¢ Rockford Peach, film inspiration dies at 89 ¢ Powell rejects 9-11, Saddam connection
Mayfield races into title chase
NASCAR driver ended a four-year drought to advance to championship series
September 13, 2004
It was win and in for Jeremy Mayfield, who couldn’t hide his excitement when NASCAR chairman Brian France stopped to congratulate him on racing his way into the playoffs
Giants’ Bonds blasts 699th homer
Ninth-inning drive helps San Francisco clip Arizona, take lead in wild-card race
September 13, 2004
Barry Bonds had a feeling Mike Koplove would pitch to him. “I could see it in his face,” Bonds said. “Like, ‘I’m tired of this, too. You might miss it.’”
To-do list
September 13, 2004
¢ Lecompton author to read, sign new book ¢ Former presidential candidate to speak ¢ Enigmatic Leon Redbone performs at Liberty Hall ¢ Parade, concert mark city’s 150th birthday
US Airways files for Chapter 11
Decision brings second bankruptcy claim within two years
September 13, 2004
US Airways Group Inc., the nation’s seventh-largest airline, filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday for the second time in two years. The company’s president vowed to continue restructuring the airline into a low-cost carrier during the bankruptcy process.
Governor to juggle school, health care issues in 2005
September 13, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and legislators already expect to tackle one huge, difficult issue next year: rewriting the state’s school finance law to distribute education dollars more fairly.
Horoscopes
September 13, 2004