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Edwards files lawsuit to get on ballot
September 17, 2004
(Updated Friday at 4:46 p.m.) Horace Edwards on Friday filed a lawsuit to get his name on the ballot as an independent candidate for U.S. Senate. Edwards, former Kansas secretary of transportation, launched a petition drive to run in the November election. But Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh declared that Edwards failed to get the necessary 5,000 signatures on the petition.
Kobach to take part in online chat at 1:15 p.m.
September 17, 2004
(Updated Monday at 8:36 a.m.) Kris Kobach, 3rd Congressional District Republican candidate, will take part in a live online chat Monday on the Journal-World’s Web site.
Same-night homecomings creating conflicts
September 17, 2004
(Updated Friday at 2:20 p.m.) It was a football battle no one wanted to decide on. Lawrence High School and Free State High School are having their homecoming games on the same night forcing people with allegiances to both schools to choose which game to attend.
Light rain possible this afternoon, dry in evening
September 17, 2004
(Updated Friday at 1:49 p.m.) Lawrence might still get some light rain this afternoon. But if you’re heading out to high school homecoming events tonight for Lawrence or Free State high schools, don’t worry about the weather — cloudy, but dry conditions are in the evening forecast, said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
KU film professors sound off on River City’s cinematic list
September 17, 2004
Kansas University film professors Chuck Berg and John Tibbetts share vivid memories and opinions regarding some of the selections on this roster of Lawrence-made movies.
Made in Lawrence
River City’s filmmaking history continues to evolve
September 17, 2004
Culturally, Lawrence may be best known for its live music and arts scenes, yet there is a thriving interest in film to be found throughout the city.
KU film professors sound off on River City’s cinematic list
September 17, 2004
Sunflower cracking down on cable theft
September 17, 2004
A yearlong effort by Lawrence-based Sunflower Broadband has led to the discovery of hundreds of area households that are stealing cable services, the company reported Thursday.
U.S. Mint unveils new nickels
September 17, 2004
There’s change in store for Thomas Jefferson — on the nickel that is. He’s getting his first makeover since being put on the coin in 1938.
Web site points out outsourcers
Database claims firms in Lawrence export jobs
September 17, 2004
The AFL-CIO and an affiliate group called Working America started an interactive Web database Thursday to identify employers who they say ship jobs overseas.
Briefcase
September 17, 2004
¢ Report: Inflation in check ¢ Boeing, Airbus talks produce few results ¢ Leadership Lawrence announces 2005 class
Commodities
September 17, 2004
¢ Chicago Board of Trade ¢ Local markets ¢ Nonferrous metals
Kerry struggles to find campaign focus
September 17, 2004
For four decades, the Northeast, like the Senate almost forever, has not been fertile ground for producing presidents. And in the 10 or so minutes required to savor this column, the center of the American population will have moved another 4 inches south and west. According to the Census Bureau, it is moving thither 2 feet an hour — almost 3.5 miles a year.
Partnerships
The United States alone cannot do the job that is necessary to deal with nuclear threats such as those in Iran and North Korea.
September 17, 2004
International outlaws such as Iran and North Korea must be dealt with firmly and practically, but the United States, for all its influence and resources, cannot handle this delicate assignment alone.
It’s the economy
September 17, 2004
Bait and switch
September 17, 2004
First West Nile virus death of year in Kansas confirmed
September 17, 2004
A 78-year-old southwest Kansas resident has become the state’s first recorded fatality this year from West Nile virus, health officials announced.
U.S. weapons inspector to find Iraq had no WMD
September 17, 2004
Drafts of a report from the top U.S. inspector in Iraq conclude there were no weapons stockpiles, but say there are signs fallen Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had dormant programs he hoped to revive, according to people familiar with the findings.
Annan statement on invasion’s legality raises U.S. objections
September 17, 2004
The United States and its military allies on Thursday challenged U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s statement that last year’s invasion of Iraq was an illegal act that violated the U.N. Charter, and they defended their decision to topple Saddam Hussein’s regime.
Two Americans among latest Baghdad hostages
September 17, 2004
A team of kidnappers grabbed two Americans and a Briton on Thursday in a dawn raid on their home on a leafy Baghdad street — a bold abduction that underlines the increasing danger for foreigners in the embattled capital as violence soars ahead of national elections planned for early next year.
Bush, Kerry trade barbs on Iraq war reasoning
September 17, 2004
President Bush pressed hard Thursday to undermine Democrat John Kerry as a prospective commander in chief, accusing the Massachusetts senator of waffling on Iraq and sending dangerously misleading signals to friend and foe alike.
New strategists join Kerry campaign
September 17, 2004
A new center of power has emerged inside John Kerry’s presidential campaign, with several veteran Democratic operatives moving quickly to consolidate their influence and effectively take over the nominee’s daily message and strategy in the six weeks until the election.
Sesquicentennial schedule
September 17, 2004
Here’s a look at events planned this week. All are free unless otherwise noted.
Lawrence residents gather symbols of city’s 150th year
Time capsule to be buried Sunday
September 17, 2004
Hovering toilets that float to your couch during TV commercial breaks. Underground houses. And mohawks. Lots of mohawks. That’s 10-year-old Alesia Herd’s vision of Lawrence in the year 2054.
Bush touts brighter picture of Iraq future
Intelligence report warns of civil war; president predicts free democracy
September 17, 2004
While a new intelligence estimate offers a gloomy assessment of Iraq’s future, President Bush talks instead about brighter days ahead under a new prime minister and the promise of free elections. “Freedom is on the march,” he told a campaign rally Thursday.
At least 20 killed as Ivan floods coast
September 17, 2004
Hurricane Ivan drilled the Gulf Coast on Thursday with 130-mph winds that inflicted far less damage than feared everywhere except Florida’s Panhandle, where residents were left with surge-ravaged beachfronts, flooded streets and homes ripped apart by deadly tornadoes.
Two charged with terrorist recruitment
September 17, 2004
The Justice Department announced the indictment Thursday of two men on charges of financially supporting and helping to recruit terrorists — including an unidentified U.S. citizen believed to be “dirty bomb” suspect Jose Padilla.
Fliers will face new security checks
September 17, 2004
Starting next week, all airline passengers must take off their jackets before passing through metal detectors and more will be subjected to pat-down searches and checks for explosives, the Transportation Security Administration announced Thursday.
Traffic sensors are not cameras, city says
September 17, 2004
Big Brother isn’t watching you drive along the streets of Lawrence. But new camera-like devices atop traffic signals may be fooling some drivers.
Early settlers fostered love of music in city
September 17, 2004
With the city set to celebrate its 150th birthday Saturday, the Journal-World is taking a look at early-day life in Lawrence:
Lawrence Datebook
September 17, 2004
On the Record
September 17, 2004
Henry Vernon Morrison
September 17, 2004
LHS to induct four into Hall of Honor
Lawrence Lions Alumni Assn.’s annual ceremony to be Sunday
September 17, 2004
Three Lawrence High School graduates and one Liberty Memorial High School graduate will be honored for their accomplishments after high school during a Sunday ceremony.
Salina city manager announces he’ll retire in 2005
Administrator has been at helm of Kansas town since 1988
September 17, 2004
Dennis Kissinger, whose 16 1/2-year tenure as city manager of Salina is the longest in the city’s history, will step down next year.
KU kick returner Heaggans arrested on DUI charges
September 17, 2004
A record-setting kick returner for Kansas University’s football team wound up in legal trouble again early Thursday after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
Illinois loss driving KU as Ole Miss looms
September 17, 2004
Kansas University’s soccer players said their 1-0 loss Tuesday at No. 11 Illinois was the result of a major lack of focus.
Firebirds: No excuses
Free State motivated to grab season’s first win
September 17, 2004
Free State High’s football players knew youth and inexperience could cause early season bumps and bruises.
Injuries slowing Lions
LHS must dig deep for homecoming win sans Colter
September 17, 2004
Now is not the time for Lawrence High football players to be dropping like flies.
Coffey County prosecutor finds slaying justified
Ex-convict killed by former wife’s husband
September 17, 2004
A man was justified in killing his wife’s former husband when he burst into their home and attacked them with a knife and will not face charges, Coffey County Atty. Douglas Witteman said.
Costner, Self meet
September 17, 2004
Brandon Costner, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound high school senior basketball forward from East Orange, N.J., had a successful in-home meeting Wednesday with Kansas University coach Bill Self and has finalized plans to visit KU on Sept. 24-25.
NHL players scatter
Negotiations, hockey put on hold
September 17, 2004
NHL players began scattering across the globe Thursday in search of work on Day 1 of the lockout, with no negotiations scheduled between union and management.
KSHSAA approves varsity bowling
LHS, Free State will begin this winter
September 17, 2004
Just 48 hours after the Lawrence school district approved the addition of a bowling team at both Lawrence High and Free State, another landmark decision regarding the sport took place.
FSHS tramples SM North
Lawrence High falls to Olathe North, 7-3
September 17, 2004
Monarchs clip Comets
September 17, 2004
Tangela Smith had 17 points and six rebounds for the Sacramento Monarchs, who used a 12-0 run in the second half to eliminate the Houston Comets from WNBA playoff contention with a 71-62 victory Thursday night.
Bailey expects heat in Jacksonville
Denver cornerback/receiver hopes to perform well against Jaguars
September 17, 2004
He plays both sides of the ball, is considered one of the best cornerbacks in the game and is among the league’s most talented players. But Champ Bailey’s advice to his teammates has little to do with football this week.
Colts look to bounce back against Titans
September 17, 2004
The Indianapolis Colts are one of the NFL’s best teams and did nothing to hurt their reputation in a three-point loss in New England on opening night.
Eagles eager to stop St. Joe
September 17, 2004
Oskie seeking first win
Hampered by injuries, Bears struggling
September 17, 2004
Oskaloosa High football has been on a backward roll as it heads into a 7 p.m. game tonight against Valley Falls.
McLouth girls win third straight meet
September 17, 2004
McLouth High cross country coach George Karn knows his girls can’t keep up their current pace, but he will ride their winning wave as long as it lasts.
Blakesley to miss rest of season
September 17, 2004
Ottawa High won’t have standout lineman Caleb Blakesley tonight when the Cyclones play host to Louisburg. Blakesley tore cartilage in his right knee Friday during Ottawa’s victory over Kansas City Turner, and the Kansas University recruit’s senior season ended Wednesday when the damage proved to be worse than originally thought.
Motoi Satomi
September 17, 2004
Area briefs
September 17, 2004
¢ Details still scarce about stabbing ¢ Two teens suspected in vandalism incidents ¢ Psychology board gets Lawrence members ¢ Kansas participates in I-35 crackdown
Iraq action was necessary
September 17, 2004
This fall, expect to hear a lot on the campaign trail about Iraq. Was it a mistake? Can we win? Is it worth it? Even some conservatives seem to wonder. But even after 18 months of negative media coverage, the bottom line is that the war in Iraq was worthwhile. Even critical.
Homicide investigations stretch KBI agents thin
September 17, 2004
A rash of slayings across Kansas since Monday has been almost more than the state’s depleted investigative agency can handle.
L.A. fan buys entire section
September 17, 2004
Less spread
September 17, 2004
Kerry aide still confident
September 17, 2004
It’s a day when the Bush bounce has hit Kerry supporters upside the head. The morning papers are full of polling reports that suggest the president is on a roll. The pundits are full of rumors about a Kerry campaign shake-up.
Byrne continues to redefine rock
September 17, 2004
Few musicians possess the ability to have Wookie-lookalikes and bespectacled old men in high-water pants dancing side by side in the aisles. David Byrne, though, displays a limitless imagination and unparalleled work ethic that few musicians could even dream of having.
People
September 17, 2004
¢ Award recipients honored for giving peace a chance ¢ Contest lets sports fan score ¢ Kidman cashes in Down Under ¢ It’s a done-me-wrong sing-along
Kelley Hunt celebrates CD release at downtown street dance
September 17, 2004
With Lawrence’s sesquicentennial events kicking off this weekend, the city appears fully focused on musing about its own history.
Surprise ahead?
September 17, 2004
Judge faces recall effort
Rape victim’s mother mobilizes against Martin
September 17, 2004
The mother of a 13-year-old rape victim is helping organize a campaign to vote off the bench the judge who granted a lightened sentence for three men convicted in the assault.
20/20’ special highlights Walters’ anniversary
September 17, 2004
Barbara Walters is retiring. Or maybe she’s not. In the end, I think she’ll probably have more comeback specials than Frank Sinatra. Tonight, “20/20” (8 p.m., ABC) celebrates her 25 years of service and Walters’ more than 740 interviews since 1979.
Charities welcome cash donations for victims
September 17, 2004
Lawrence residents who wish to contribute to relief efforts in the Southeast are encouraged to do so with monetary donations.
Plug-in hybrid buses attract energy-minded officials
Vehicle would use fraction of fuel used by one SUV
September 17, 2004
Maybe someday they’ll call it the electrici-T. Officials on Thursday toured a replica of a “plug-in hybrid” bus that would rely mostly on electricity for power to get around town. Such buses might be used by the Lawrence bus system, the T, in a few years.
Local briefs
September 17, 2004
¢ Early settlers fostered love of music in city ¢ Tickets available today for Cosby performance ¢ ‘Tough’ time in store for butterfly taggers ¢ Student with meningitis released from hospital
KU, Colorado researchers testing high-tech pacifier
Three-year study under way in two Kansas hospitals
September 17, 2004
At first glance, it looks like a pacifier. But to Kansas University researcher Steven Barlow, the high-tech Actifier may be a way to prevent developmental disabilities and boost intelligence in premature babies.
Bonds’ exploits inspire little passion
September 17, 2004
The most reviled superstar of our day is about to cross another historic barrier. He apparently won’t get anywhere close to the acclaim this feat deserves. He doesn’t seem to care much whether he does, and if he does care, he probably wouldn’t admit it to us.
TCU gameday changed
September 17, 2004
Kansas University’s men’s basketball game against TCU has been moved from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9 so the game can be aired nationally on ESPN, KU officials announced Thursday in releasing game times for all but one contest.
Bonds remains at 699
Slugger heads home in pursuit of milestone
September 17, 2004
Not in the city where Aaron played, he won’t. But get ready, kayakers: Barry Bonds will get the chance to hit another historic homer at home.
Boston’s Schilling logs 20th win
Red Sox roll past Devil Rays, turn attention to series with Yankees
September 17, 2004
Curt Schilling earned his 20th win on the eve of Boston’s big series with the New York Yankees. Now, he wants much more.
Woodard out of basketball
Hall of Famer now financial consultant in Wichita
September 17, 2004
At the age of 45, Basketball Hall of Famer Lynette Woodard is out of basketball for the first time since shooting sock balls in her house as a 5-year-old.
Woods, Mickelson paired in Ryder Cup
September 17, 2004
Always rivals, barely friends, finally partners. U.S. captain Hal Sutton made sure this Ryder Cup will get off to a dynamic start by pairing Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson — America’s best two players — for the first time in the opening match at Oakland Hills.
Briefly
September 17, 2004
¢ Polls suggest close race ¢ CBS News admits questions on Bush story ¢ Hurricanes may delay space shuttle launch ¢ Thousands flee as Hurricane Jeanne hits ¢ City’s storm response draws criticism ¢ Mothers of slain women to receive free houses ¢ N. Korea refuses to join latest nuclear talks ¢ U.S. drops Thailand from drug countries ¢ U.S. challenges claims about Iran nuclear site ¢ 1-year-old conjoined twin girl dies after separation surgery ¢ Jury: Authorities withheld document after Columbine ¢ Seat-belt use at record high ¢ Report recommends rewards to catch e-mail spammers
Afghan president escapes attack
Rocket launch at U.S. helicopter comes weeks before presidential election
September 17, 2004
Assailants fired a rocket at an American helicopter taking President Hamid Karzai on a rare foray into Afghanistan’s troubled provinces Thursday, but it missed and he escaped injury.
Family behind $4M KU pledge
September 17, 2004
A pitch from Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self helped convince David Booth and his family to pledge $4 million for an addition to Allen Fieldhouse.
Good grades merit rewards at CJHS
September 17, 2004
At the midway point of the first nine weeks of school, students at Central Junior High School have a solid idea about how they stand with their grades.
Mac Daddy
Former LHS standout McAnderson loving life as Jayhawk running back
September 17, 2004
Lawrence High coach Dirk Wedd probably wishes he wasn’t watching one of his prized running backs from the stands.
Emotions will push Jayhawks
September 17, 2004
Sports writers, sportscasters and those yahoos who work for ESPN have been making fun of the Big 12 Conference North Division all week.
A&M next for unbeaten KU
September 17, 2004
Despite playing its toughest nonconference schedule ever, the No. 24-ranked Kansas University volleyball team has cruised to an 8-0 record — the third-best start in program history.
KU tennis to open
September 17, 2004
Miss America TV ratings less than golden
September 17, 2004
She may be Miss America, but for 50 years she’s been married to television.
Wilson dominates LHS Invite
September 17, 2004
If Sydney Wilson hadn’t solidified her spot as one the state’s elite golfers, she presented a strong case Thursday.
Calendar
September 17, 2004
Sky Captain’ prevails with bold experiment
September 17, 2004
Don’t let “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” fool you. Despite a $70 million budget and cast of A-listers, it really falls into the category of an experimental film. Conceptually, it’s the kind of project more likely to be shown at indie festivals and film school classes than at the local multiplex.
Teen prayed for ‘good’ during school siege
September 17, 2004
It was an iconic image of hope in the death and chaos that ended the three-day Beslan school siege — a girl’s bloodied hand clutching a golden cross.
Battle of the sexes slated at big match in ‘Little Sweden’
Lawrence competitors to be on hand as ‘Titans’ Karpov and Polgar square off
September 17, 2004
The world’s top male and female chess players will go head to head this weekend in what chess aficionados are calling the game’s ultimate battle of the sexes.
Athletes of the week
September 17, 2004
Judge orders release of Bush military records
September 17, 2004
A federal judge has ordered the Pentagon to find and make public by next week any unreleased files about President Bush’s Vietnam-era Air National Guard service to resolve a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by The Associated Press.