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Debates: How low will we go?
September 18, 2004
If the discourse surrounding the presidential election continues to decline at its present rate, here is how the final Bush-Kerry debate will go:
Following her heart
Pastor leaves business world to lead Unity Church
September 18, 2004
The Rev. Darlene Strickland hasn’t exactly taken the most direct path to her present ministry.
Soldier discharged to avoid smuggling court-martial
September 18, 2004
A U.S. Army captain facing a court-martial, accused of smuggling fully automatic weapons home while serving in Iraq, will be discharged Tuesday, a military prosecutor said.
Weekend’s entertainment includes birthday celebrations, music
September 18, 2004
Simplified federal tax code not likely
September 18, 2004
One of the biggest applause lines in President Bush’s acceptance speech was his pledge to “lead a bipartisan effort to reform and simplify the federal tax code.”
Jayhawks avoid skid with win
September 18, 2004
It’s hard to imagine that a team ranked eighth in the nation could be put in a must-win situation.
Tonganoxie 17, K.C. Piper 14
September 18, 2004
Power of physical beauty is two-edged sword
September 18, 2004
U.N. group OKs draft for Iran’s uranium program
United States still seeks stronger language to prevent use of nuclear technology
September 18, 2004
The United States and most other nations at a meeting of the U.N. atomic watchdog agency agreed Friday on a resolution meant to curb Iran’s access to technology that could be used for nuclear weapons, and indirectly set a deadline for Tehran to meet their demands.
Plea reached in bank robberies
Former KU student admits to 2 holdups: 1 in city, 1 in Ohio
September 18, 2004
A former Kansas University student-turned-bank robber has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors and will be sentenced in November.
Wave of violence in Iraq leaves another 52 dead
September 18, 2004
A suicide car bomber slammed into a line of police cars sealing off a Baghdad neighborhood Friday as American troops rounded up dozens of suspected militants, capping a day of violence across Iraq that left at least 52 dead.
Haskell storytellers recall campus’ haunted legends
September 18, 2004
Scotty Harjo, 76, says it’s true: Haskell Indian Nations University is haunted. He knows because he’s heard the sounds of men playing on the football field only to turn the corner and find the field empty.
Lila Person
September 18, 2004
K.C. killings suspect has violent family
September 18, 2004
When six bodies turned up on vacant property in an impoverished inner city neighborhood, the community repeatedly told officers to look at one man: Terry Blair, an ex-convict from a violent background and with a criminal history of his own.
Under new regime, Kansas athletics thriving across board
September 18, 2004
There’s a flood of excitement and enthusiasm in and around the Kansas athletic program, and it’s been a long time since such an invigorating atmosphere prevailed.
Seabury soccer falls to Olathe Christian
September 18, 2004
Olathe Christian’s varsity soccer team defeated Seabury Academy, 2-1, on Friday at Frontier Park.
Cubs turn back Reds for fifth straight win
September 18, 2004
Chicago feels right at home in Cincinnati, where there always are lots of Cubs fans, and batters find it easy to hit home runs.
Engagements
September 18, 2004
People
September 18, 2004
¢ Mother of alleged victim in Jackson case testifies ¢ Affleck backs up for president ¢ Culkin arrested on drug charges
Family important to Jews while observing High Holidays
September 18, 2004
Whether Jews are religiously observant or mainly secular when the High Holidays come around in the fall, many of them can be found worshipping in synagogue.
Faith forum
What does it mean to be ‘born again?
September 18, 2004
What does it mean to be ‘born again?
KU’s ‘branding’ not as important as its statewide outreach
September 18, 2004
Most Kansas University alumni and friends would be quick to agree the university needs to do a much better job of telling its story. At one time, KU was looked upon as the 600-pound gorilla in Kansas higher education and, if not THE flagship university of the Big Eight Conference, one of just a few such institutions.
Lawrence briefs
September 18, 2004
¢ Early Lawrence men made do without wives ¢ NIH director to speak at bioscience summit ¢ Police report progress in purse-snatching case ¢ ‘Kansas Nutcracker’ auditions set for Sunday ¢ Territorial anniversary inspires new courses
Briefly
September 18, 2004
¢ Oil pipeline explosion kills at least 30 ¢ Workers: Fatigue a reason to skip work ¢ Mexico, Japan approve free trade agreement ¢ Clinton to seek early release of records ¢ Female inmates face charges in pen-pal scam ¢ Document: Lab to move nuclear materials ¢ College student consumed up to 40 drinks before death ¢ Envoy warns of pre-election offensive by Afghan rebels ¢ Musharraf may keep Army post
Jayhawks eager to face ‘Cats
Northwestern ran over KU defense in 2003 opener
September 18, 2004
Nick Reid’s 10-tackle performance, along with a key interception, went a little overlooked as Kansas rolled over Toledo, 63-14, last Saturday.
Tennis team to forgo on Seahawk Invitational
September 18, 2004
Because of weather conditions and flight complications, Kansas University’s tennis team will not compete as scheduled in this weekend’s Seahawk Invitational in Wilmington, N.C.
Weddings
September 18, 2004
Birthday cake to feed 2,000
Post-parade festivities slated for South Park
September 18, 2004
The city of Lawrence will celebrate its 150th birthday today in traditional style: with birthday cake.
State’s jobless rate continues to dip
Labor secretary seeks ‘more substantial growth’
September 18, 2004
The state’s unemployment rate continued to decline in the past month, continuing a recent trend but still not providing officials with evidence needed to say Kansas has achieved a “true economic recovery.”
Retailers score with KU football success
Sports Dome expands in downtown location
September 18, 2004
People may think that Brian Hoffman is some type of football soothsayer. After all, with Kansas University’s strong start to the football season, he picked the perfect time to move and expand his longtime sports apparel store, the Sports Dome.
Kansas Farm Bureau to launch animal ID program
September 18, 2004
With a federal animal identification program still years away, cattle producers’ groups across the nation are launching their own livestock tracking networks to cash in on consumer demand and better manage their own herds.
FBI: Nation nearing ‘epidemic’ of mortgage fraud
September 18, 2004
Fraud is running rampant in the nation’s mortgage industry, with nearly three times as many reports of suspicious activity so far this year compared with 2001, a top FBI official said Friday.
Briefcase
September 18, 2004
¢ Airport work under way ¢ Former Boeing executive reportedly to plead guilty ¢ Mexico, Japan seek to boost free trade ¢ Ford predicts profit boost
Horoscopes
September 18, 2004
Society calendar
September 18, 2004
Around and about
September 18, 2004
Scouting news
September 18, 2004
Club news
September 18, 2004
City has dueling Homecomings
Scheduling clash forces residents to choose between LHS, Free State
September 18, 2004
It was a football battle no one wanted to see. Friday, for the first time, Lawrence High School and Free State High School had their Homecoming games on the same night. People with allegiances to both schools were forced to choose which game to attend.
Early Lawrence men made do without wives
September 18, 2004
With the city celebrating its 150th birthday this weekend, the Journal-World is taking a look at early-day life in Lawrence:
Diplomat visit uncovers no sign of nuclear test
September 18, 2004
Video footage of the area where North Korea said a huge explosion occurred showed dozens of workers swarming around a dusty construction site resembling a large dam project, while a foreign diplomat who visited the site said Friday he found no sign the blast was nuclear.
Advisers, Clinton returnees among options
September 18, 2004
Governors, campaign advisers and former presidential foes could end up in top Cabinet posts in a John Kerry administration, perhaps joined by a retired general and even a Republican or two.
Florida Supreme Court puts Nader on election ballot
September 18, 2004
Ralph Nader is back on Florida’s ballot — probably for good this time. The Florida Supreme Court ruled 6-1 Friday that he can run as the Reform Party presidential candidate in the November election.
Idol’ runner-up joins Miss America pageantry
September 18, 2004
Clay Aiken performs at the Miss America pageant (8 p.m. today, ABC) for the second consecutive year. Give the kid a couple of decades and he could become the next Bert Parks. The “American Idol” runner-up will warble Parks’ signature ballad, “There She Is,” as the tear-stained winner totters under her tiara for the very first time.
Russia may launch attack on terrorists
September 18, 2004
President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Russia is “seriously preparing” for pre-emptive strikes against terrorists, as Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev claimed responsibility for a school hostage-taking and other attacks that killed more than 430 people.
Florida, Alabama face long cleanup
September 18, 2004
Shellshocked Floridians began to clean up Friday after their third hurricane pummeling in five weeks, while Alabamans looked at the crumbled condos and shattered beach homes along their coast and wondered how many months it would take for life to return to normal.
Intelligence chief plan gets House support
September 18, 2004
House Republicans plan to follow President Bush’s lead and reject the Sept. 11 commission’s recommendation to strip the Pentagon of control over its spy shops in favor of a new national intelligence director with hiring, firing and spending control.
Vols’ freshmen eager for first Florida game
September 18, 2004
As a freshman from Mississippi, defensive end Parys Haralson didn’t know much about Tennessee’s rivalry with Florida.
Notre Dame freshman drawing plenty of attention
September 18, 2004
Darius Walker fought his way through thousands of Notre Dame students who rushed the field after he ran for 115 yards against Michigan and suddenly found himself surrounded by reporters and TV cameras.
Sooners striving for more
September 18, 2004
No. 2 Oklahoma scored touchdowns on seven straight possessions, held its opponent to 61 yards rushing and returned a punt for a touchdown.
Cowboys still seeking balance
September 18, 2004
Oklahoma State coach Les Miles has a vision of a balanced offense that throws the ball just as much as it grinds out yardage.
Cyclones face key matchup
September 18, 2004
Players and coaches alike spout the same line, week after week. Every game is a big game. No one game is more important than another, right?
MU still hurting from loss to Troy
September 18, 2004
Nothing irks Missouri coach Gary Pinkel more than when his team beats itself. And after last week’s loss to Troy, he found plenty to be upset about.
Has Osama been forgotten?
September 18, 2004
Rain puts contenders up front
Qualifying canceled in New Hampshire; Gordon awarded pole position
September 18, 2004
It was an inauspicious start to the 10-race playoff for NASCAR’s Nextel Cup championship, with rain washing out qualifying Friday at New Hampshire International Speedway.
New York reaches WNBA playoffs
September 18, 2004
Colorado fans backing Barnett
September 18, 2004
Colorado coach Gary Barnett says he doesn’t feel like a pariah when he walks around Boulder, Colo.
City’s birthday bash continues with parade
Float to stir memories of centennial celebration
September 18, 2004
For Fred Winter, today’s Sesquicentennial Parade is more than a trip down Massachusetts Street. It’s a trip down memory lane.
Democratic Governors’ Assn. Sebelius joins chorus in criticizing Bush
President’s health care, economic policies panned
September 18, 2004
Five Democratic governors — including Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius — on Friday said President Bush’s health care and economic policies have endangered the economies in their states.
Legislature, child advocates in financial dispute again
September 18, 2004
The head of the Kansas Children’s Cabinet said Friday the state child advocacy panel must do a better job of evaluating programs it funds in order to satisfy lawmakers who hold the purse strings.
Lawrence Datebook
September 18, 2004
Stubbs leading way
Senior safety leading tackler in Big 12 Conference
September 18, 2004
Tony Stubbs ranked third on Kansas University’s football team as a junior with 98 tackles.
Basanez next test for KU defense
Northwestern quarterback leads Big Ten Conference in passing
September 18, 2004
Kansas University’s defense will face another highly-touted quarterback today when the Jayhawks meet Northwestern and Brett Basanez at Evanston, Ill.
On the record
September 18, 2004
Imagination
Fake parking tickets for profit? A Wisconsin student did it
September 18, 2004
How often, in a university town such as this, have you heard: “Oh, those crazy college kids — what’ll they do next?” How about creating fake parking tickets “to supplement a college income”? Is there no limit to their flawed imagination?
Geraldine E. Coffman
September 18, 2004
Henry Vernon Morrison Sr.
September 18, 2004
Territorial anniversary inspires new courses
September 18, 2004
The sesquicentennial of the Kansas territory has led to two new online courses available through Kansas University Continuing Education.
Another birthday
Haskell Indian Nations University is an important part of Lawrence’s history
September 18, 2004
It seems entirely fitting that Haskell Indian Nations University’s 120th birthday celebration should coincide this weekend with Lawrence’s sesquicentennial events. Haskell plays an important part in Lawrence’s history and in its future.
Records show Guard leader wrote Bush’s father
September 18, 2004
A packet of Texas Air National Guard records released Friday showed that the commanding officer of President Bush’s basic training unit took a special interest in him as a trainee and wrote to his father to praise him. Democrats called that proof of preferential treatment.
Company hopes to contain bike-lock secret backlash
September 18, 2004
Bike lock maker Kryptonite struggled to reassure customers and protect its reputation Friday after the disclosure that its famous U-lock can be opened by a ballpoint pen. Retailers swept the locks from their shelves.
Drug issue
September 18, 2004
Indians deny Lions
Lawrence shows improvement in 28-14 setback
September 18, 2004
It still was the same rotten result on the Haskell Stadium scoreboard, but the Lawrence High football team looked loads better Friday against Shawnee Mission North — even with the youngest lineup it has had in years.
Cougars dump Firebirds
Miscues hurt Free State in 26-13 loss
September 18, 2004
Not even the magic of homecoming could cure Free State High’s football team of its big-play blues. The Firebirds allowed Shawnee Mission Northwest to break off too many big plays, and then made too many big-time blunders of their own as they dropped a 26-13 decision Friday night at Memorial Stadium.
Bonds blasts No. 700
September 18, 2004
Barry Bonds hit his 700th home run Friday night, toppling another milestone and edging closer to Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron in his quest to become the greatest slugger in baseball history.
Motoi Satomi
September 18, 2004
Woods, Mickelson flop
Americans falter on first day of Ryder Cup
September 18, 2004
Hal Sutton wanted his best two players to set the tone for the Ryder Cup. Did they ever.
Emmy’s timing falls short for some
September awards don’t help shows with rating struggles
September 18, 2004
Each year, January and February bring an escalating rush of red-carpet excitement with the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards and Oscars. Then comes September and little orphan Emmy.
Veritas suffers first loss, 58-22
September 18, 2004
Veritas Christian’s football winning streak had to end, and St. Joseph (Mo.) Christian made it happen, 58-22.
Rim Rock Classic on tap
September 18, 2004
Nearly 100 schools will be flocking to rural Lawrence this morning to participate in the Rim Rock Farm High School Classic, one of the premier prep cross-country events in the nation.
Dragons blank Oskaloosa, 28-0
Self’s two defensive TDs spark Valley Falls
September 18, 2004
Oskaloosa High might have considered Valley Falls too selfish with the ball Friday night.
Royals edge ailing Indians
September 18, 2004
A loss to Kansas City was the least of the Cleveland Indians’ worries.
Newswothy?
September 18, 2004
Baldwin routs rival Wellsville, 27-0
September 18, 2004
Klay Garrison rushed for two touchdowns, and Baldwin High dominated Wellsville, 27-0, in the first football game between the longtime rivals in three years.
KU recruit alters plans
September 18, 2004
Kansas volleyball suffers first loss
September 18, 2004
Kansas University’s 24th-ranked volleyball team dropped its first match of the season Friday, falling to No. 12 Texas A&M, 3-1, at G. Rollie White Coliseum.
Baker hopes Reeves can be factor in 4th
September 18, 2004
Of all the things first-year Baker University football coach Mike Grossner said must fall into place for his young Wildcats to be competitive in the Heart of America Athletic Conference this season, one point stands out above the rest.
Eudora 54, Prairie View 0
September 18, 2004
Brendan Jackson scored three rushing touchdowns, James Mills added two touchdowns, and the Cardinals won in a rout.
People and Places
September 18, 2004
HINU traveling to SNU
September 18, 2004
It’s back down to earth for the Haskell Indian Nations University football team tonight.
Red Sox rally past Yankees, 3-2
Boston tags closer Rivera for two runs in ninth inning
September 18, 2004
The way the Boston Red Sox are playing these days, nothing seems to be able to stop them. Not even Mariano Rivera.
Photo: Oh no you don’t
September 18, 2004
High school football scores from Sept. 17
September 18, 2004
Ryun-Boyda conflict heats up over insurance sales to troops
September 18, 2004
A Pentagon official told U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun that the government needed to overhaul rules governing the sale of private insurance policies on military installations because soldiers were getting scammed through unscrupulous sales tactics.
Sesquicentennial schedule
September 18, 2004
KU-NU Notes
September 18, 2004
KSU eager to bounce back from blowout
Lopsided loss to Fresno State dropped Kansas State out of national rankings
September 18, 2004
Louisiana-Lafayette might have picked a bad time to visit Kansas State. The Wildcats were embarrassed, bewildered and stripped of their national ranking last week in a 45-21 loss to Fresno State.
Re-election likely would mean departures, reshuffling
September 18, 2004
Nearly all the senior officials who came to office with President Bush still are on the job. But a big exodus and a Cabinet reshuffling seem likely if he wins a second term.
Senate hopeful sues to get on ballot
September 18, 2004
A former state Cabinet official Friday sought a court order to be placed on the ballot as an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate.
Religion briefs
September 18, 2004