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Westar among those indicted for illegal donations
September 21, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 5:29 p.m.) A Travis County grand jury on Tuesday indicted three people and eight corporations, including Kansas-based Westar Energy Inc., on charges related to alleged illegal donations made to a political action committee formed by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
Summer ends with shot of sunshine
September 21, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 9:29 a.m.) It’s a good ending — warm temperatures and blue skies are in store for the Lawrence area’s last full day of summer.
Briefcase
September 21, 2004
¢ Traders fear oil shortage ¢ Delta wins concession ¢ AOL offers more security
A sad slip of journalistic values
September 21, 2004
End-of-life issues are always difficult for any family, and the once-great news division of a once-great network is critically ill and possibly beyond resuscitation.
KU missteps
September 21, 2004
Electoral College challenged
September 21, 2004
There are many nightmare scenarios out there about what could happen on Election Day. An Electoral College tie. An electronic voting glitch in a state that has moved to a new voting system. A call for a recount in a state like Ohio that still uses punch cards. A disruption by a terrorist group. Thinking about such scenarios is fair game after the 2000 debacle, in which the outcome was decided in mid-December after intervention by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Winslow out at least two months
Broken leg sidelines Browns’ rookie tight end
September 21, 2004
Kellen Winslow Jr. will miss at least two months with a broken right leg, and the Cleveland Browns might keep the rookie tight end out for the rest of the season.
Officials estimate strong fair turnout
September 21, 2004
Although they won’t have final attendance figures for two to three weeks, officials of the Kansas State Fair feel this year’s 10-day run was a success.
Chess champs play to draw in Lindsborg
September 21, 2004
Anatoly Karpov and Susan Polgar played to a draw in the first meeting between men’s and women’s world champions during a weekend match that highlighted a festival of the game in this central Kansas town.
Pollution higher in bars than roadways
New research shows how smoking bans eliminate cancer-causing soot
September 21, 2004
Smoky bars and casinos have up to 50 times more cancer-causing particles in the air than highways and city streets clogged with diesel trucks at rush hour, according to a study that also shows indoor air pollution virtually disappears once smoking is banned.
Judge orders KU to release records
University has until Oct. 18 to disclose details of athletic director’s contract
September 21, 2004
A judge has ordered Kansas University to do what news agencies have been asking it to do for months: release details of its contract with Athletic Director Lew Perkins.
Legislators hear special education concerns
Families advocate ways to improve system
September 21, 2004
One foster parent told how her 10-year-old foster child was placed in a wooden box in his special-education class for misbehaving, while a Lawrence mother told of her daughter’s success once teachers made a commitment to her instruction.
Joseph Tubbs Sr.
September 21, 2004
Gaylene J. Mitchell Moenning
September 21, 2004
Rhoda Victoria Stansell
September 21, 2004
Mike Brady
September 21, 2004
Steven R. Zinn
September 21, 2004
Chiefs’ Warfield arrested
September 21, 2004
Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Eric Warfield was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of drunken driving, Overland Park Police said. Warfield, 28, of Leawood, also was cited with failure to maintain a single lane. It’s at least the second time in three years Warfield has been arrested in Johnson County for allegedly driving under the influence. Warfield’s arrest came several hours after the Chiefs (0-2) lost to Carolina.
KU climbs in rankings
September 21, 2004
Despite suffering its first loss of the season Friday at then No. 12-ranked Texas A&M, Kansas University’s volleyball team made a jump in the national rankings.
Jayhawks keeping busy
September 21, 2004
Kansas University’s basketball players have not been idle since their Labor Day-weekend trip to Canada. They have been participating in individual workouts with coaches and playing in unsupervised pickup games.
Area briefs
September 21, 2004
¢ FSHS girls tennis routs Olathe South ¢ Iowa conference honors ex-Firebird Loewen ¢ LHS boys soccer falls to Topeka West
Jeanne’s toll tops 600
September 21, 2004
The death toll from a tropical storm that devastated parts of Haiti rose to 622 late Monday as search crews recovered hundreds of bodies carried away by raging weekend floods or buried by mud or the ruins of their homes, officials said.
Kerry attacks Bush’s handling of Iraq War, pokes fun at tax plan
September 21, 2004
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry Monday unleashed some of his harshest attacks yet on President Bush’s handling of the Iraq war calling it a “colossal failure of judgment.”
Artist charged with assault
Painter allegedly threatened ex-girlfriend with knife
September 21, 2004
A local artist known for his commentaries on Cuban-American relations was charged Monday with breaking into an ex-girlfriend’s home and holding her at knifepoint.
Lawrence briefs
September 21, 2004
¢ Auctions to benefit humane society ¢ Professor to lecture on U.S.-Iraq policies
Royals upend D’Rays
September 21, 2004
Calvin Pickering had the perfect solution after tweaking his left hamstring during a key at-bat.
Twins’ clinch a cinch
Minnesota Central champion — again
September 21, 2004
As Torii Hunter stood in the middle of the Minnesota Twins’ raucous clubhouse, two teammates sneaked up from behind and threw a cooler full of water on him.
Football scoreboard
September 21, 2004
Kris Kobach, 3rd Congressional District GOP candidate, chats online
September 21, 2004
Welcome to our online chat with Kris Kobach, 3rd Congressional District Republican candidate. The chat took place at 1:20 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20 and is now closed, but you can read the full transcript on this page.
Daily ticker
September 21, 2004
Ryan Wood’s Weekly Football Report
September 21, 2004
Satomi Services
September 21, 2004
CBS admits memo error
September 21, 2004
CBS News apologized Monday for a “mistake in judgment” in its story questioning President Bush’s National Guard service, claiming it was misled by the source of documents that several experts have dismissed as fakes.
North Lawrence lands business park
$1.25 million project boosts city’s construction totals for August
September 21, 2004
Construction work has begun to convert the site of a former North Lawrence asphalt plant into a $1.25 million business park.
Ivan’s remnants spread more misery
September 21, 2004
A town in Ohio brought out snowplows and fire hoses Monday to clear the muck away. In New Jersey, the Statehouse was closed after its parking garage was flooded by the Delaware River.
Woodling: KU-Tech could take all night
September 21, 2004
Don’t plan an early dinner if you attend Saturday’s Kansas-Texas Tech football game.
6News video: Kris Kobach chats with readers online
September 21, 2004
The candidate for the 3rd District spoke with voters on a variety of topics from national security to Iraq.
People
September 21, 2004
¢ Pearls of ketchup ¢ Kudrow ‘Comeback’ planned ¢ Rodney Dangerfield in coma
Briefly
September 21, 2004
¢ State fair worker killed ¢ Libya sanctions lifted ¢ Nuclear proliferation feared
Briefly
September 21, 2004
¢ Researchers discover cause of bug bites ¢ Second Fort Riley shooting victim dies ¢ NAACP to sponsor candidate mixer ¢ One million riders have taken the T
On the record
September 21, 2004
Robert L. Easum
September 21, 2004
Lighten up: ‘Star Wars’ defies gravity
September 21, 2004
When it comes to “Star Wars,” maybe there’s too much gravity in space.
Rodney’ takes ABC back to its blue-collar-comedy roots
September 21, 2004
A decade after it dominated the dial with “Roseanne,” “Grace Under Fire” and “Home Improvement,” ABC returns to its blue-collar-comedy roots with “Rodney” (8:30 p.m., ABC). How’s this for high-concept? “Rodney” stars stand-up comic Rodney Harrington as a Tulsa, Okla., father and husband named Rodney who quits his factory job to pursue his dream of becoming — of all things — a stand-up comic. Remember when “acting” used to mean playing characters other than yourself?
Catholic diocese of Tucson files for bankruptcy
September 21, 2004
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson filed for bankruptcy Monday, becoming the second U.S. diocese to seek court protection because of the cost of clerical sex abuse cases.
Half-ton man sets weight-loss goals
September 21, 2004
Patrick Deuel is on a diet. He’s down to about 700 pounds now. He hopes to lose 400 more.
Student numbers up in Lawrence district
Virtual school makes enrollment jump a reality
September 21, 2004
Thanks to its new virtual school, the Lawrence school district can give the Kansas State Department of Education an official head count showing a growing student population for the first time since 1999.
Horoscopes
September 21, 2004
Meet the Journal-World Teen Board
September 21, 2004
This month marks two years since the Journal-World Teen Advisory Board was started, and its membership has grown from 15 members to more than 40. Not everybody submitted a profile, but meet some of our members and read about their accomplishments while working with the Journal-World.
County to buy 911 system
Funds approved to ensure all calls can be traced
September 21, 2004
Douglas County commissioners are spending $125,751 to assure every caller to the county’s Emergency Communications Center can be located even if those who call are unable to give an address.
Corrections
September 21, 2004
Roland “Ron” Hurst, a 1956 Lawrence High School graduate who is a retired electronic technologist, was among a group of Lawrence High School alumni inducted into the Hall of Honor on Sunday by the Lawrence Lions Alumni Assn. His photo was omitted from a story about the honors in Friday’s Journal-World.
State taking longer than usual to finish cemetery audit
Memorial Park subject of resident complaints
September 21, 2004
State officials need extra time to complete the financial audit of a Lawrence cemetery that has been criticized for allowing grass to grow so long that tombstones are obscured.
Annan spreads blame for ‘lawless world’
September 21, 2004
U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan will tell the 191-member U.N. General Assembly today that the rule of law in the post-9-11 world has been eroded both by the United States and other nations as they battle terrorism and by Islamic extremists and their horrific acts of violence, according to senior U.N. officials.
Firebirds finally solid
Steady play pleases FSHS; Wilson third
September 21, 2004
A short drive across town made all the difference for the Free State High girls golf squad.
KU survives inconsistency
Jayhawk golfers in second place after first round
September 21, 2004
A shaky morning and a solid afternoon left Kansas University’s men’s golf team a stroke off the lead Monday after the first day of the Kansas Invitational at Alvamar Golf Club.
Terror group beheads hostage
Militants threaten more killings; victim was U.S. contractor
September 21, 2004
Grisly footage of militants beheading an American hostage was posted Monday night on a radical Islamic Web site, and the group that carried out the execution, Tawhid and Jihad, warned that more slayings would follow if U.S. officials didn’t meet its demands.
American Indians see D.C. museum as showcase to ‘share their stories’
September 21, 2004
American Indians in Lawrence and across the country say they are hopeful that beginning today, at long last, their history will be accurately presented.
Ankle injury could force Holmes to miss Houston game
September 21, 2004
Priest Holmes, who missed much of the last quarter of Kansas City’s 28-17 loss to Carolina, sprained his ankle, and the Chiefs aren’t sure if he will play against Houston.
KU-NU won’t be televised
September 21, 2004
Kansas University’s first Big 12 Conference road game of the season Oct. 2 against Nebraska didn’t make the league’s television lineup announced Monday. However, NU officials were looking at possible pay-per-view options.
Cubs take short-lived wild-card lead
September 21, 2004
The Chicago Cubs’ 24-hour visit to Miami included a brief stay atop the NL wild-card standings. Then they lost their lead because they couldn’t beat David Weathers.
People
September 21, 2004
¢ Police fear threat against Bush today ¢ Security guard shot, killed at Capitol ¢ Plutonium shipment to France protested ¢ EPA study finds tainted water on planes
Two injured in head-on crash during morning rush hour
September 21, 2004
A Lawrence man was seriously injured Monday morning in a head-on wreck on U.S. Highway 40 west of its interchange with the South Lawrence Trafficway.
McNabb lifts Eagles
Vikes own clock, but Philly wins, 27-16
September 21, 2004
Donovan McNabb can’t remember when he has had so much fun.
Kerry must make Iraq case
September 21, 2004
An Iraqi friend in Egypt told me a chilling story this week.
Fed expected to continue boosting rates
Analysts uncertain about economy’s health
September 21, 2004
The Federal Reserve, wanting to keep inflation at bay, is expected to boost short-term interest rates today for a third time this year, a move that would come in the final stretch of the presidential campaign.
Japan closer to accepting U.S. beef
Panel shifts toward policy allowing younger animals without being tested
September 21, 2004
In a break from its steadfast ban on U.S. beef because of mad cow disease, Japan is moving toward allowing a resumption of imports if American officials can guarantee it’s from cattle no older than 20 months at slaughter.
Key communication
September 21, 2004
Gatherings organized by a local legislator are bringing a lot of positive attention to the state of Kansas.
Disputed Bush documents prove nothing
September 21, 2004
Let me be candid.
Mangino hopes KU learns from loss
September 21, 2004
Kansas University coach Mark Mangino said his football team needed to mature after letting a fourth-quarter lead slip away Saturday during a 20-17 loss at Northwestern.
Briefly
September 21, 2004
¢ AK-47 inventor lends name to vodka ¢ Voters oust president ¢ Israeli airstrike kills two Hamas militants ¢ Bomb attack misses vice president, minister
Briefly
September 21, 2004
¢ Police fear threat against Bush today ¢ Security guard shot, killed at Capitol ¢ Plutonium shipment to France protested ¢ EPA study finds tainted water on planes
Cup crazy U.S. team worn out?
American players say Ryder Cup effort hindered by rigor of also competing in President’s Cup
September 21, 2004
The Americans have run out of explanations, but not excuses.