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Power struggle
Woman’s role at Georgia Baptist church sparks debate
September 25, 2004
Katrina Brooks always felt a calling from God but wasn’t sure how to fulfill it. A Baptist, Brooks spent years as a hospital chaplain and assisting her husband in his ministerial duties, but never felt completely satisfied in those roles. It wasn’t until she was in her late 30s that she realized she wanted to lead a congregation.
Church closings give new vigor to Catholic Church reform group
September 25, 2004
Rain threatened, but Roman Catholics by the hundreds still converged on Boston Common for a Mass organized by a lay church reform group — a service held partly to protest the closing of dozens of area parishes.
Record opened
Kansas taxpayers now have access to information they deserve
September 25, 2004
The release Friday of the details of Kansas University Athletic Director Lew Perkins’ compensation package provides a piece of information that Kansas residents deserved to have.
Homegrown success
Attracting a new business to Lawrence is great, but so is watching an existing business expand
September 25, 2004
It’s always great to see a local business succeed and grow, and Lawrence should celebrate the expansion and new jobs at Amarr Garage Door Group in the East Hills Business Park.
Safety suggestions
September 25, 2004
Lost revenue
September 25, 2004
Greedy Congress
September 25, 2004
Silencing the Cat Stevens threat
September 25, 2004
Hours after being refused entry into the United States, 1970s recording star Cat Stevens lashed out at the U.S. government Wednesday, vowing to resume his recording career “immediately” as the ultimate act of revenge.
County home sales fall in August as prices rise
September 25, 2004
A drop in Douglas County home sales in August put the area’s real estate market slightly behind its record pace of 2003, according to a new county report.
Slow oil production in Gulf pumps up prices
September 25, 2004
Oil prices neared $49 a barrel Friday, capping a rise of 7 percent for the week, as Gulf of Mexico crude production rebounded at a slower-than-expected rate in the wake of Hurricane Ivan.
Engagements
September 25, 2004
Scouting news
September 25, 2004
4-H News
September 25, 2004
People and Places
September 25, 2004
Tech to play bombs away
KU hopes for passing grades against aerial wizards
September 25, 2004
Now that the opening acts are finished, Charles Gordon is ready for the main event.
Hicks go-to receiver for Raiders
Sophomore leading nation in yards per game in first year as starter
September 25, 2004
By the time Kansas University and Texas Tech kick off the Big 12 Conference football season at 2:40 p.m. today, KU fans will have heard all about Tech’s prolific offense and quarterback Sonny Cumbie.
Virginia running back hard to describe, harder to defend
September 25, 2004
There’s a joke making the rounds at Virginia that Wali Lundy is scoring at such a high rate, coach Pete Gillen could use him on the basketball team.
Frugal drivers turn to car sharing
September 25, 2004
Facing rising gas prices, high insurance costs and hefty parking fees, Shana Lehar came to the conclusion that she simply couldn’t afford to own a car.
Child pornographer to serve 100 years
September 25, 2004
A man was sentenced Friday to 100 years in prison for recording his sex acts with at least 120 children in Cuba and Ecuador, and distributing the videotapes and CDs to customers in the United States.
Weekend fun includes ‘Own-Your-Own’ show, sale
September 25, 2004
Tonight at the Wakarusa Corporate Centre, the public will get its first glimpse at the area artists who were chosen to participate in the fourth-annual Lawrence Own-Your-Own Art Exhibition and Sale. The exhibition runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Centre, on the northwest corner of 18th Street and Wakarusa Drive.
A Rose by any other name is just a cheesy hairpiece
September 25, 2004
Anybody searching for proof that gambling makes you act and look stupid should go no further than the bleak, claustrophobic biopic “Hustle” (8 p.m. today, ESPN).
Lawrence briefs
September 25, 2004
¢ Humane Society benefit puts items up for auction ¢ Grant will help museum create photo database
Loy Dean Knight
September 25, 2004
Bowdens weary of father-son matchup
September 25, 2004
In 1999, when father faced son for the first time, an aura of fun surrounded the Bowden Bowl. The novelty has worn off.
UT’s Brown demanding improved passing game
September 25, 2004
For the past four years, Texas was blessed with one of the best receiving corps in the country.
Mother convicted of murdering 3-year-old
September 25, 2004
A woman faces a possible life sentence for the first-degree murder of her 3-year-old son, who had angered her by drinking orange juice she was saving for the toddler’s two young cousins.
Former Kansas senator joins East-West board
September 25, 2004
Former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker is one of four new members joining the East-West Center Board of Governors, officials announced Friday.
Images of city’s history cover East Lawrence stadium walls
September 25, 2004
The city’s colorful history is coming to life in East Lawrence. Work began last week on a mural at Municipal Stadium, 11th and Delaware streets, that depicts key events and ideas throughout Lawrence’s 150 years.
AD’s pact includes $1.3M retention fee
KU makes Perkins’ contract public
September 25, 2004
Lew Perkins is guaranteed a tax-free retention payment of $1.3 million if he remains Kansas University athletic director through June 30, 2009, according to documents released Friday evening by the university.
Civilian deaths mount in Iraq
Health Ministry says toll proves U.S. forces are killing innocents
September 25, 2004
Operations by U.S. and multinational forces and Iraqi police are killing twice as many Iraqis — most of them civilians — as attacks by insurgents, according to statistics compiled by the Iraqi Health Ministry and obtained exclusively by Knight Ridder.
Lawrence Datebook
September 25, 2004
Gators eager to put loss to Volunteers behind them
September 25, 2004
No. 16 Florida can’t dwell on its painful loss at Tennessee.
On the record
September 25, 2004
Bush, Kerry budgets differ, but both ring up $1 trillion
September 25, 2004
President Bush and Democratic Sen. John Kerry have starkly different economic priorities with a common thread: price tags exceeding $1 trillion that could pump already huge deficits skyward over the next decade.
OU, OSU already reaping benefits of luxury suites
September 25, 2004
Kansas University has its luxury suites in Memorial Stadium, and one way or another they benefit the KU program and its financing structure. But it may be a long time before the Jayhawks realize the kind of loot from their box factory that mighty Oklahoma will reap this year.
Fish, Roddick rip Belarus
U.S. off to 2-0 beginning at Davis Cup
September 25, 2004
Andy Roddick hit a record 155 mph serve in his 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 win over Vladimir Voltchkov on Friday to help the United States to a 2-0 lead over Belarus in the Davis Cup semifinals.
Jayhawks to entertain Longhorns
September 25, 2004
After splitting matches with Texas A&M and Texas Tech, the 21st-ranked Kansas University volleyball team next will face No. 22 Texas.
Haskell looking to rebound
September 25, 2004
For perhaps the first time in his three-year tenure as Haskell Indian Nations University’s football coach, Eric Brock feels like he truly will have a home-field advantage today when HINU plays host to Bacone College.
Baker to face MANU
September 25, 2004
If comparative scores meant anything, Baker University’s football team should be competitive today against MidAmerica Nazarene.
Offensive line keys Kaws’ victory
September 25, 2004
The bottom line Friday night at Santa Fe Trail High was Perry-Lecompton’s offensive line.
House intelligence plan widens anti-terror powers
September 25, 2004
Republicans in the House of Representatives on Friday unveiled their version of legislation to reshape U.S. intelligence agencies, adding controversial provisions that would broaden the investigative powers of the government to fight terrorism.
Perkins jumps gun on afternoon news conference
September 25, 2004
Kansas University officials said Friday evening they were hoping to move beyond an eight-month court battle over whether to release Athletic Director Lew Perkins’ contract.
Veritas learned from loss
September 25, 2004
The lesson that was learned last week in St. Joseph, Mo., was victories are earned, not given.
Correction
September 25, 2004
In a story about Bill Burkett, the source of CBS’s report on President Bush’s National Guard service, Knight Ridder Newspapers incorrectly reported that he had discussed the documents with Joe Lockhart of the Kerry campaign. In fact, Burkett was referring to conversations with CBS when he told Knight Ridder Newspapers, “They tried to convince me as to why I should give them the documents.”
Eudora 48, Anderson County 12
September 25, 2004
Yankees rally past Red Sox, 6-4
September 25, 2004
Those Red Sox managers just never learn. With an eerie resemblance to last year’s postseason debacle, Pedro Martinez took a lead into the eighth inning before tiring, and the New York Yankees rallied past Boston, 6-4, Friday night to open a 512-game advantage in the AL East.
Braves best in East
Atlanta wins 13th straight division title
September 25, 2004
The cigars were bigger than ever, the champagne and beer just as cold. The scene in the joyous Atlanta Braves clubhouse showed that winning never gets old.
Washington waiting for word on Expos
September 25, 2004
As far as Washington is concerned, the negotiations with Major League Baseball essentially are done. Now it’s a matter of waiting for a 33-year drought to end.
Buck powers Royals past Sox
September 25, 2004
John Buck did more than just work the count. Buck homered twice to lead the Kansas City Royals to an 8-6 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.
New York decks defending champ Detroit in opener
September 25, 2004
The New York Liberty went downtown for a road win.
Louisburg 13, Baldwin 12
September 25, 2004
Two missed PATs proved to be the difference, but Baldwin coach Mike Berg wasn’t about to blame the Bulldogs’ first loss soley on that special team.
Jefferson North 28, McLouth 0
September 25, 2004
It wasn’t a happy homecoming for the Bulldogs, who suffered their first loss in the fourth game of the season.
Mangino’s pact full of incentives
September 25, 2004
Some key provisions of Mark Mangino’s contract with the Kansas University Athletic Corp. Mangino is the university’s head football coach. The contract is through Dec. 31, 2008.
Woods good against Chieftains
Mill Valley running back amasses 213 yards, scores two touchdowns in 21-14 victory
September 25, 2004
Tonganoxie High’s stingy run defense got half of it right Friday night against Mill Valley.
Kansas needs leaders to help state set and achieve goals
September 25, 2004
Lawrence celebrated its 150th birthday last weekend. Those organizing the event started working several years ago, studying ideas and ways to commemorate this important anniversary, encourage residents to learn more about the city’s history, and establishing a project or program that would be a fitting and lasting tribute to the sesquicentennial.
Vikings swarm Firebirds
SM West scores 28 straight points in win
September 25, 2004
It was a familiar tale for Free State High’s football team Friday night at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium: good football, followed by one costly mistake, followed by a snowball effect.
Huskers streak past Jayhawks
Nebraska scores goal within first minute, holds on for 1-0 victory
September 25, 2004
One goal in the first 57 seconds. No goals in the last 5,343 seconds. That was the unusual story of Nebraska’s 1-0 victory over Kansas in the Big 12 Conference soccer opener Friday evening at Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Ottawa 34, Prairie View 6
September 25, 2004
Ottawa scored on its first three possessions and held Prairie View to under 30 total net yards in the first half.
Lewis, Clark re-enactors run into Indian opposition
September 25, 2004
A project by a team of history buffs to retrace Lewis and Clark’s expedition has proved historically accurate in at least one respect: The adventurers have encountered hostile Indians.
Sinead O’Connor seeks end to mockery
September 25, 2004
One-time pop sensation Sinead O’Connor was back in the news Friday — by taking out a full-page ad pleading for people to stop making fun of her.
Adult-only health clubs witness teen invasion
September 25, 2004
At a growing number of health clubs, gyms and YMCAs across the country, the treadmills and barbells aren’t just for adults anymore.
Hurricane takes aim at ragged Florida
September 25, 2004
About three-quarters of a million residents of Florida’s east coast were urged to evacuate — again — as Hurricane Jeanne churned westward Friday and threatened the state with its fourth pounding in six weeks.
Pricey housing builds concerns
Builders hope tour highlights affordability issue
September 25, 2004
Lawrence builder Neal Ezell is proud of the little details that his company is designing into area homes.
Stock market woes weigh on mutual funds
Technology, growth sectors suffer in third quarter
September 25, 2004
Mutual funds suffered along with the rest of the stock market during a troubled third quarter, with growth and technology sector funds posting the worst returns.
6Sports video: Eudora High pounded Anderson County
September 25, 2004
The Cardinals beat the Bulldogs, 48-12, in football Friday night at Laws Field.
6News video: Screen Scene
September 25, 2004
Those who loved the 1953 romantic comedy “Roman Holiday” will recognize “First Daughter” as a tame updating of this tale.
6Sports video: Firebirds fall to Vikings
September 25, 2004
Shawnee Mission West defeats Free State High School, 35-14.
6Sports video: Mill Valley slips past Tonganoxie
September 25, 2004
Five turnovers killed the Chieftains today in their match against the Jaguars. Mill Valley defeated Tonganoxie, 21-14.
Kansas high school scores from Sept. 24
September 25, 2004
Society calendar
September 25, 2004
Religion briefs
September 25, 2004
Racist hate still alive and well in America
September 25, 2004
Sometimes, we act as if it just dissipated long ago, all the heat, all the hate, gone one milestone day. Like everybody got religion simultaneously, repented their sins and went forth to sin no more.
Draft supporters
September 25, 2004
Briefcase
September 25, 2004
¢ Markets down for week ¢ Factory orders decline for big-ticket items ¢ Investors fear imminent Delta bankruptcy filing ¢ Morningstar subject of SEC investigation
Taylor becoming Auburn’s best receiver
September 25, 2004
A basketball standout and state champion high jumper in high school, Courtney Taylor is used to athletic success.
Collision claims 22-year-old’s life
Lawrence father dies three days after U.S. Highway 40 wreck
September 25, 2004
People closest to Roger Thomas Jr. said he was a simple man who had an undeniable glow about him that attracted people.
California raises bar on auto emissions
September 25, 2004
California air regulators on Friday unanimously approved the world’s most stringent rules to reduce auto emissions that contribute to global warming — a move that could affect car and truck buyers from coast to coast.
Hemenway high on KUAC
Chancellor sold on group despite reorganization
September 25, 2004
Chancellor Robert Hemenway rarely shows up at Kansas University athletic board meetings. Yet Hemenway was on hand Friday to assure the new toothless KUAC advisory committee that it still has a viable function.
Around and about
September 25, 2004
Coping techniques help control stress
September 25, 2004
Tech defense making more noise
Kansas QB vows he isn’t interested in individual accolades
September 25, 2004
It’s no secret Texas Tech has the best passing offense in the country. Overlooked is the fact that the Red Raiders’ defense has made big strides since 2003, when Tech allowed averages of 34 points and 453.4 yards per game.
Navy gunning for 4-0
Midshipmen off to best start since 1979
September 25, 2004
Off to its best start in 25 years, unbeaten Navy has proved that it’s possible to win without a 300-pound lineman or an athlete whose sole purpose for attending college is to hone his skills for the NFL.
Briefly
September 25, 2004
¢ Gunman kills campus officer; suspect dies ¢ Juvenile prison staffers fired after beating video ¢ Teenager charged with murder in sword attack ¢ Pentagon releases more Bush Guard records ¢ Brothers honored for diabetes perseverance ¢ Schwarzenegger OKs online sex offender list ¢ Israeli missiles kill one ¢ U.N. refugee chief poses autonomy for Darfur ¢ U.S. forces kill 5 Taliban after checkpoint attack ¢ Doctors tout future of ovarian transplants ¢ Alleged accountant for al-Qaida rejects hearing ¢ Teen sniper to accept deal, plead guilty to second killing ¢ Navy charges three more SEALs in Iraq prisoner abuse ¢ 10 kidnapped in Baghdad; Fallujah airstrikes kill eight ¢ Paige declares debate is over about ‘No Child Left Behind’
Area briefs
September 25, 2004
¢ Sierra club chapter offers rally, picnic ¢ Topeka hospital offers free prostate screenings ¢ Crash near Ottawa kills 37-year-old driver ¢ Limousine rape case investigation continues ¢ Indian law enforcement agencies receive grants ¢ Pulitzer Prize winner to visit Lawrence
Guarantees plentiful for Self
September 25, 2004
Some key provisions of Bill Self’s contract with the Kansas University Athletic Corp. Self is the university’s head basketball coach. The contract is through April 20, 2008.
De Soto blanks Wellsville
September 25, 2004
The scoreboard certainly didn’t show it, but the 25-0 football whipping De Soto High handed Wellsville on Friday night was much closer than it looked.
Seabury soccer falls to Flint Hills
September 25, 2004
Seabury Academy’s varsity soccer team fell to Flint Hills Christian, 2-1, on Friday.
People
September 25, 2004
¢ ‘Sex and City’ star dating woman ¢ Chan dreams of being ‘real actor’ ¢ Harry in the Army now ¢ Garner wins achievement award
Recycling effort kicks off today at stadium
September 25, 2004
Kristan Seibel has been thinking about the mountain of plastic bottles and aluminum cans left behind at a typical Kansas University football game.
Faith forum
September 25, 2004
Oregon company will create KU logo
September 25, 2004
Kansas University officials wanting to spruce up KU’s visual image have hired an Oregon firm to help in their efforts.
Roger Allen Thomas Jr.
September 25, 2004
Jayhawks 12th in Texas
September 25, 2004
Kansas University’s women’s golf team was tied for 12th place Friday after shooting a 311 in the first round of the 18-team Jeannine McHaney Invitational.
Lions to drop first game on Sunday
Philadelphia too strong to lose to upstart Detroit during week three’s marquee game
September 25, 2004
Unbeaten Philadelphia is the latest team to try to tackle 2-0 Detroit a team that went 10-38 the past three seasons.
Weddings
September 25, 2004
Horoscopes
September 25, 2004
Club news
September 25, 2004