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KU ordered to reveal athletic director salary information
September 20, 2004
(Updated Monday at 5:49 p.m.) A Douglas County District Court judge today ordered Kansas University to release public information requested by the Journal-World and 6News about KU Athletic Director Lew Perkins’ salary.
Two injured in U.S. 40 collision
September 20, 2004
(Updated Monday at 12:50 p.m.) Emergency crews are on the scene of a head-on wreck this morning west of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 40 near the Kansas Highway 10 interchange.
Dry weather expected through mid week
September 20, 2004
(Updated Monday at 8:38 a.m.) Lawrence was a little on the chilly side this morning, as temperatures had dropped in the high 50s by 8:15 a.m. But you won’t need long sleeves on your way home from school today — temperatures are expected to climb into the mid 80s by late afternoon, said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Briefly
September 20, 2004
¢ Court sends professor to prison for dissent ¢ Fringe parties make gains in state elections
Briefly
September 20, 2004
¢ Autopsy ordered in lake death ¢ Capital-Journal’s publisher leaving ¢ Assailant killed after threats to officers ¢ Freight train derails; no injuries reported
Seinfeld’ curse persists in ‘Listen Up’
September 20, 2004
It’s easy to turn a deaf ear to “Listen Up” (7:30 p.m., CBS), the brazenly unoriginal sitcom starring Jason Alexander as an opinionated sports columnist, TV commentator and all-around bumbling dad. Alexander’s Tony Kleinman becomes the second sports columnist to join the CBS Monday-night stable. I find shows about columnists to be a bit hard to believe. And I’m a columnist! While Ray Barone’s job at Newsday on “Everybody Loves Raymond” is merely background noise for his family squabbles, Kleinman’s writing job and TV gig are the noisy center of this less-than-charming “comedy.”
KU golf invite on tap
September 20, 2004
Nearly every member of Kansas University’s men’s golf team had a stellar summer.
Putin’s plans incite fear in Russia
Democracy is over,’ official reports as human-rights groups cry foul
September 20, 2004
In a sunny garden outside the Kremlin, not far from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, workers quietly hammered into place 10 squat black letters to commemorate one of the bloodiest battles of World War II: Stalingrad.
KU volleyball wakes up, sweeps Div. II NDSU
September 20, 2004
Kansas University’s volleyball team bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 3-0 victory over North Dakota State on Sunday, but the 24th-ranked Jayhawks had to work a bit harder than expected to dispose of the Division Two Bison.
People
September 20, 2004
¢ Britney’s hitched again ¢ ‘Sky Captain’ leads weak weekend ¢ Pianist plans Russian visit ¢ Willie Nelson’s fuel for thought
Kansan a driving force for auto safety
September 20, 2004
It’s been nearly a decade since the night auto safety became personal for Janette Fennell, when she and her husband were forced into the trunk of their car at gunpoint and managed to escape.
Hurricane Ivan’s remnants force thousands to flee
Flooding hits eastern U.S. states
September 20, 2004
The storm that was once Hurricane Ivan was long gone, but its aftereffects pounded parts of the East like a hangover Sunday, as rivers and small streams swollen beyond their banks by earlier torrential rain forced new evacuations in five states.
Water rate review on tap
September 20, 2004
Lawn waterers can breathe a sigh of relief.
Horoscopes
September 20, 2004
Republicans to face inner battles
GOP candidates’ struggle for power won’t end after general election
September 20, 2004
In state legislative races, Republicans expect to increase their already huge advantage over Democrats, but the real battle will be between warring factions of the GOP after the general election.
To stymie political group, opponents seize its name
Conservative Republicans acquire rights to call themselves Mainstream Coalition
September 20, 2004
After a decade of frustration, John Altevogt and several fellow conservative Republicans saw a way to get back at a group they’d battled regularly. They took the group’s name.
Briefly
September 20, 2004
¢ Bush, Kerry campaigns plan three debates, source says ¢ Israeli missile kills senior Hamas militant leader ¢ Government says U.N.’s threatened sanctions unfair ¢ Hostage’s wife pleads for husband’s release in Iraq
Time will tell
Kansas University fans eagerly await release of the plans for an addition to the east side of Allen Fieldhouse.
September 20, 2004
It is wonderfully generous of Kansas University supporters to donate $4 million to build an addition to Allen Fieldhouse, but planners of that addition should be aware that building onto the east side of the historic arena will be a tricky business.
More surprises?
September 20, 2004
OverBarrying
He’s b-a-a-a-c-k. Marion Barry, that is, Washington’s infamous ‘Mayor for Life.’
September 20, 2004
Former Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry clearly knows no shame, but what about the people who keep helping him prolong his scandal-ridden political career?
U.S. arrogance
September 20, 2004
Voice from past
September 20, 2004
Clean indoor air
September 20, 2004
War breeds war
September 20, 2004
Briefcase
September 20, 2004
¢ Lawsuit delay granted in IBM pension case ¢ United seeks plan for $500M in cuts
This week
September 20, 2004
Go-to guy’
Former KU, NFL kicker scores as county maintenance boss
September 20, 2004
Bill Bell wouldn’t trade places with Adam Vinatieri, Morten Andersen or any of the other NFL kickers whose powerful legs now can mean the difference between making the playoffs or winning a Super Bowl.
To-do list
September 20, 2004
¢ Fast-paced musical kicks off this weekend ¢ For Your Ears Only sale to benefit Audio-Reader ¢ KU opens Big 12 play against Red Raiders ¢ Rendezvous to recall days of trapping, trading ¢ Auctions to raise funds for Humane Society
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer dies at 71
September 20, 2004
Eddie Adams, a photojournalist whose half-century of arresting work was defined by a single frame — a Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press photo of a communist guerrilla being executed in a Saigon street during the Vietnam War — died Sunday. He was 71.
KU professor’s research finds bipartisan friendships
September 20, 2004
Despite what social scientists have been saying for years, Paul Johnson claims that political debate is still alive and well in American social circles.
Land grab equals despotism
September 20, 2004
The U.S. Constitution, properly construed by a vigilant Supreme Court, prevents untrammeled power, which is the definition of despotism. But the human propensity for abusing power — a propensity the Constitution’s unsentimental framers understood and tried to shackle with prudent language — is perennial. There always are people trying to carve crevices in constitutional terminology to allow scope for despotism. Such carving is occurring in Connecticut.
City briefs
September 20, 2004
¢ Public library to hold fall book sale ¢ Town hall meeting scheduled for tonight ¢ Friends of the Kaw sponsors float trips
State trying to find bogus attorney’s victims
September 20, 2004
The Kansas Attorney General’s Office has been looking for victims of a woman who posed as an immigration attorney for at least a decade.
WW II-era dog tag finally returned
September 20, 2004
The dog tag of an aviator who died when his B-17 crashed outside Russell 60 year ago has finally been returned to the man’s family.
Defensive move
September 20, 2004
Prison chef serves Liberal helpings
September 20, 2004
Martha Stewart has probably never prepared a $2 meal. But during her five-month sentence in federal prison in Danbury, Conn., $2 is all it will cost to feed her three meals a day.
Broussard, Tribe deny K.C. sweep
September 20, 2004
Kyle Denney was much more relaxed. The rest of the Cleveland Indians played with more of an edge, for a change.
Santana nearly untouchable
Twins pitcher extends scoreless streak to 30 innings
September 20, 2004
Johan Santana just keeps getting better, progressing deeper into his personal zone of pitching dominance.
Alou’s late double lifts Cubs to win
September 20, 2004
Moises Alou hit a tiebreaking two-run double off Danny Graves (1-6) in the ninth, helping the Chicago Cubs earn their sixth win in seven games with a 5-1 victory Sunday over Cincinnati.
Shock reach playoffs
September 20, 2004
Cheryl Ford and Barbara Farris each scored 15 points, helping the Detroit Shock make the playoffs with a 68-54 victory over the Charlotte Sting on Sunday.
Colts run past Titans
Indy rallies for 31-17 victory; Bears pop Packers
September 20, 2004
Peyton Manning had plenty of help from the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Steve McNair didn’t get the same treatment from his Tennessee Titans in the first game between the NFL’s reigning co-MVP quarterbacks.
Europeans claim Ryder Cup rout
Americans handed worst loss in 77-year history of event
September 20, 2004
After a convincing Ryder Cup victory Sunday, Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood raced to their boisterous fans and unfurled the European Union flag, the new symbol of dominance in these matches.
Busch sweeps New Hampshire
Driver tied with Earnhardt Jr. for Nextel Cup points lead after victory
September 20, 2004
Kurt Busch was seventh among the title contenders heading into Sunday’s first race of NASCAR’s new 10-man, 10-race Nextel Cup championship format.
Mangino to stress basics
KU football coach: QB, receivers must do better
September 20, 2004
Kansas University coach Mark Mangino spent a good portion of Sunday reliving his football team’s 20-17 loss at Northwestern.
Kansas basketball recruit Downs adjusting to another new school
September 20, 2004
Micah Downs should have no problem adjusting to life at Kansas University next school year.
Woodling whacked again
September 20, 2004
The downtrend continues for Journal-World Sports Editor Chuck Woodling in kusports.com’s Wanna Whack Woodling contest.
KU soccer wins in 2 OTs
September 20, 2004
Kansas University sophomore soccer defender Holly Gault scored on a diving header in the 102nd minute to lift the No. 8-ranked Jayhawks to a 1-0 double-overtime victory over Auburn on Sunday.
Napster reborn: Music company to go public, plans subscription service
September 20, 2004
Call it the kitty’s third life. Roxio Inc. bought the Napster brand name and feline logo at a bankruptcy auction two years ago and with the acquisition of another music service, pressplay, relaunched the once-renegade file-swapping pioneer as a legal music service last October.
Emerson rolls to Senior Open title
September 20, 2004
Plenty of signs told John Emerson that Sunday was his day during the final round of the Lawrence Amateur Golf Assn. Senior Open at Alvamar Golf Course.
Haskell football falls on road
September 20, 2004
Two wins at home, two losses on the road.
Top-ranked USC overcomes slow start
September 20, 2004
Matt Leinart passed for 236 yards and two touchdowns, and Reggie Bush scored twice and finished with 124 yards on 14 carries as No. 1 Southern California beat Brigham Young, 42-10, late Saturday night.
City’s focus turns from past to future
Time capsule buried to await bicentennial observance
September 20, 2004
It’s over. Lawrence wrapped up its 150th birthday celebration in grand fashion Sunday with the burial of a time capsule, music, an American Indian ceremony and the release of 100 white doves.
Firefighter home from Iraq happy to be out of hot spot
September 20, 2004
A Lawrence native who spent nearly a year fighting fires in Iraq as a private contractor has returned home with concerns about the war and the future of U.S. involvement there.
China completes peaceful transfer of power
September 20, 2004
China completed the first orderly transfer of power in its modern history on Sunday when Jiang Zemin surprised the nation by turning over his final important position, as chief of the military, to President Hu Jintao, who can now claim to be the undisputed leader of the world’s most populous country.
Iran calls U.N. demands ‘illegal’
Nation could reject call to stop nuclear-building technologies
September 20, 2004
Iran on Sunday denounced as “illegal” demands from the U.N. atomic watchdog agency that it freeze all work on uranium enrichment, a technology that can be used for nuclear weapons, and threatened to limit cooperation with the agency if it moves toward sanctions.
Elections on for January despite violence, Iraqis pledge
New beheadings shown on Web site
September 20, 2004
The Iraqi prime minister insisted Sunday that the raging insurgency, which has claimed 300 lives in the last week alone and resulted in a wave of kidnappings, will not delay January elections, promising the vote would strike a “major blow” against the violent opposition.
Senators want Bush to rethink Iraq policies
September 20, 2004
Senators from both parties urged the Bush administration on Sunday to make a reassessment of the situation in Iraq and adjust its policies aimed at pacifying Americans.
Sopranos’ score Emmy’s top nod
HBO, exiting characters take home TV’s top honors
September 20, 2004
The Emmy telecast wasn’t TV; it was HBO. Or so it seemed, at times, as the premium cable channel racked up the lion’s share of the trophies Sunday night, including outstanding dramatic series “The Sopranos,” miniseries “Angels in America,” movie “Something The Lord Made,” lead actor and actress in a movie or miniseries (Al Pacino, Meryl Streep) and best lead actress in a comedy (Sarah Jessica Parker, “Sex and the City”).
On the record
September 20, 2004
Book some time with library
September 20, 2004
The Lawrence Public Library needs volunteers for the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library’s 2004 Fall Book Sale. The sale, featuring more than 100,000 books, CDs and records, will raise money to help buy special books and equipment, finance literacy events and help special programs.
Lawrence briefs
September 20, 2004
¢ Retired Russian colonel to discuss unrest ¢ High school in Topeka to honor KU’s architect ¢ Rock Chalk Revue’s theme announced
Soey Bow ‘Bob’ Bong
September 20, 2004
Exporters growing frustrated with delay of corporate tax bill
September 20, 2004
While record trade deficits and lost manufacturing jobs are campaign issues, U.S. exporters are fuming because Congress has yet to change corporate tax laws that threaten their sales in Europe, America’s biggest foreign market.
Mass arrests, police delays cited during GOP convention
September 20, 2004
One late August evening Alexander Pincus pedaled his bicycle to the Second Avenue Deli to buy matzoh-ball soup, a pastrami-on-rye and potato latkes for his sweetheart, who was sick with a cold.
Water conservation strategies considered
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
September 20, 2004
The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday will consider water conservation strategies.
Both parties play up ‘fear factor’ before election
Poll shows some Americans afraid Bush will begin new war
September 20, 2004
Playing on the fear factor, Vice President Dick Cheney suggested in a campaign speech there might be another terrorist attack on the United States if John Kerry were in the White House.
Joseph Tubbs Sr.
September 20, 2004
Steven Russell Zinn
September 20, 2004
Super sub sinks Chiefs
Backup back Foster shreds K.C. defense
September 20, 2004
DeShaun Foster showed the Carolina Panthers should be just fine without Stephen Davis.
Briefly
September 20, 2004
¢ New Enron trial begins today ¢ AOL to launch shopping service ¢ Station denies firing host for Rather criticism
City’s after-school programs see jump in participation
September 20, 2004
Eleven-year-old Jerry Ratcliff thinks highly of the after-school program at Woodlawn School.
Ceremony celebrates Chesty Lion graduates
Four former students added to Hall of Honor
September 20, 2004
They graduated from high school years ago and then went out into the world where they made their school proud.
Allawi should face tough questioning
September 20, 2004
Americans who resist basing judgments about world events on partisan or personal preferences confront a dilemma in assessing the current course of the war in Iraq. And the coming week will only sharpen that dilemma.