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Do you agree with District Judge Jack Murphy's order that Kansas University release salary information for KU Athletic Director Lew Perkins to the Journal-World, 6News and other news organizations?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes. It’s important that information about highly paid public employees be released to the public.
 
63%
No. Only the part of Perkins’ salary that comes from state funds needed to be made public.
 
21%
No. KU was correct in trying to maintain some privacy for its employees.
 
13%
Undecided.
 
1%
Total 588

All stories

KU player assaulted over weekend
September 27, 2004
(Updated Monday at 6:49 p.m.) A little more than a week after he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, a Kansas University football player was assaulted while dancing at a Lawrence night spot.
Woman injured in fall
September 27, 2004
(Updated Monday at 2:54 p.m.) Emergency crews are treating a 38-year-old woman who fell about 20 feet from a ladder this afternoon in the 1300 section of East 2100 Road near Eudora.
Cold front moving in
September 27, 2004
(Updated Monday at 7:55 a.m.) More cool, autumn weather is headed to the Lawrence area this week, bringing a slight chance for rain tonight and partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the upper 70s for most of the week. “There’s no need for an umbrella today. We do keep that forecast dry,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “Showers stay mostly to the west and northwest.”
Area briefs
September 27, 2004
¢ Crash kills one near Leavenworth ¢ Police investigate date-rape report
Martha’s way
Even a prison sentence won’t stop Martha Stewart’s pursuit of “the good life.”
September 27, 2004
Is it possible that Martha Stewart will be able to make even a prison sentence into “a good thing”?
Free to criticize
September 27, 2004
This week
September 27, 2004
Missouri residents plan second casino campaign
Rockaway Beach organizers not deterred by August defeat
September 27, 2004
The statewide rejection of a casino for Rockaway Beach has only fueled some residents’ fervor to one day hear the ringing of slot machines and rattling of dice in the faded resort town.
Professor spreads hope
KU educator searches for ‘why we do what we do’
September 27, 2004
He calls it the only job he’s ever had. Rick Snyder, distinguished professor of psychology at Kansas University, came to KU in 1972.
Candidates face off at NAACP mixer
Opponents use event speeches to criticize incumbents
September 27, 2004
At least two Douglas County incumbent political candidates came under verbal fire from their challengers Sunday during a political mixer in Lawrence.
4-H’ers show off special projects to entice newcomers to join
September 27, 2004
Will Pendleton twists balloons into recognizable shapes such as dogs, while Whitney Box raises and trains cats.
Council urges Muslims to vote
September 27, 2004
Voting is a civic duty for all Americans and a religious duty for Muslims, speakers said at the Heartland Muslim Council’s annual dinner.
Style course corrects writing wrongs
In age of Internet, students return to primer on proper grammar
September 27, 2004
There’s no “LOL” — computer message-speak for “laughing out loud” — in this book.
Armed militiamen prevent refugees’ return to Sudan
September 27, 2004
Armed militiamen surged into a western border area where some Darfur refugees attempted to return to their raided village, U.N. security officials said Sunday, raising further concern about how quickly 1.4 million displaced Sudanese could return home safely.
Car bombings, arrest symptoms of shaky security
Officials seek release of British hostage
September 27, 2004
Two car bombs wounded American and Iraqi troops Sunday near the capital and hours later the U.S. military announced the arrest of a senior Iraqi National Guard commander on suspicion of ties to insurgents, underscoring the challenges to building a strong Iraq security service capable of restoring stability.
Soldiers’ blogs provide insight into battlefield life
September 27, 2004
Spc. Colby Buzzell’s squad was on a mission in a poor neighborhood in Mosul when two Iraqi boys ran up carrying old artillery shells. “Give me dollar!” they said.
Powell confident elections will occur
But officials say violence may prevent voting in some regions of Iraq
September 27, 2004
Secretary of State Colin Powell acknowledged Sunday that the situation in Iraq is “getting worse,” but he insisted that hostile areas can be quelled to allow elections in January throughout the country.
New ‘Biography’ profile goes too easy on Rice
September 27, 2004
For years now, I’ve lamented how the folks at “Biography” have abandoned serious subjects for the likes of Hulk Hogan, Adam West and the cast of “Gilligan’s Island.” Now the folks at the Biography Channel have decided to smarten up the franchise with hourlong profiles they are calling “Lives That Matter.” This week, the cable network will offer “Biography” installments on Condoleezza Rice (today) and Ariel Sharon (Wednesday), as well as Blake Edwards (Tuesday) and Pete Sampras (Thursday).
Eagles find swagger, rip Lions
Manning passes Colts to 45-31 victory over Packers
September 27, 2004
After falling a game short of the Super Bowl the past three years, the Philadelphia Eagles seem to have the swagger and talent they’ve been missing.
Justice for killer pit bull delayed by lax enforcement
Critics say dog law doesn’t have enough bite
September 27, 2004
It sounds as simple as rolling over or playing fetch. In Lawrence, owners of dogs found to be “dangerous” must do what a judge orders them to do, such as building a secure pen and registering the dog with the city. If owners don’t comply after 15 days, the law says, the dog will be impounded or put to sleep.
Kansas’ Mangino miffed over run game
September 27, 2004
In its last two football games, Kansas University has missed four field goals, been penalized 20 times for 165 yards, rushed for a total of 133 yards and blown two fourth-quarter leads.
Boot camp looming for KU
Self’s squad bracing for two weeks of work
September 27, 2004
Rolling out of bed at 6 a.m. every day for conditioning drills, weightlifting, pick-up games, classes and tutoring can take its toll on a Kansas University men’s basketball player.
Woodling bounces back
September 27, 2004
Shaking off three poor performances in kusports.com’s Wanna Whack Woodling contest, Journal-World Sports Editor Chuck Woodling bounced back with a 5-1 record last week.
KU women 13th in Texas
September 27, 2004
Kansas University’s golf team placed 13th Sunday out of 18 teams at the Jeannie McHaney Invitational.
Jayhawks 4-1 at invite
September 27, 2004
Kansas University’s tennis team went 4-1 in singles Sunday at the Hurricane Invitational.
Royals drop three of four with ChiSox
September 27, 2004
Jon Garland’s impressive performance against Kansas City did little to change his opinion of his overall performance this year.
Schilling quiets Yankees
Boston hurler stifles New York, gains 21st win
September 27, 2004
The Red Sox ended their home season in typical fashion with another brilliant performance by Curt Schilling and another bench-clearing confrontation with the Yankees.
Dodgers control Giants, West
Los Angeles rolls, 7-4, to take 2 of 3 games from division rival San Francisco
September 27, 2004
Eric Gagne zipped one last pitch past Deivi Cruz, then screamed for joy while San Francisco’s fans groaned.
Newman wins America 400
Driver trails Gordon by 107 points in Nextel Cup race
September 27, 2004
Ryan Newman has a plan to win the NASCAR Nextel Cup title even though the mathematics make that seem unlikely.
SRS seizes client assets
Law gives state power to recoup Medicaid costs
September 27, 2004
The Friday before the Labor Day weekend, Mike Copeland received a letter that scared him to death. The state was telling Copeland, of Prairie Village, who suffers seizures and has brain damage from a long-ago fireworks accident, that it could put a lien on his house to recover the cost of his health care.
Elmer ‘Junior’ Cottrell
September 27, 2004
Ex-Jayhawk Dixon ignites Sparks
Guard scores 17 points, grabes nine boards as Los Angeles evens series against Sacramento
September 27, 2004
Mwadi Mabika and Tamecka Dixon pulled the Los Angeles Sparks back into their playoff series against the Sacramento Monarchs and gave the Sparks a chance to win the series at home.
Thomas services
September 27, 2004
Harold L. Crady
September 27, 2004
U.S. aims to thwart election terror
Federal agencies plan heightened surveillance through inauguration
September 27, 2004
Agencies across the federal government are launching an aggressive and unusually open offensive aimed at thwarting terrorist plots before and during the presidential election in November.
On the record
September 27, 2004
Jeanne shows no mercy in storm-weary Florida
At least six dead in fourth hurricane of season
September 27, 2004
Floridians weathered their fourth hurricane in six weeks as Jeanne lashed the Sunshine State with 120 mph winds and torrential rains Sunday that turned neighborhood streets into muddy rivers, ripped roofs from trailers and knocked out power to 2 million homes and businesses.
Drill team mounts display of patriotism on horseback
September 27, 2004
As the 10 women who make up the horseback drill team Quiet Thunder practiced one of their routines, they smiled and chatted, every once in awhile letting out hearty laughs.
Illinois Senate candidate Obama a national draw
Keynote convention speaker offers aid to fellow Democrats
September 27, 2004
Barack Obama, the Senate candidate from Illinois who made a splash at the Democratic National Convention, may soon be coming to a town near you.
Campaign recruiters target ‘fluid’ college-age voters
September 27, 2004
The students passing through the quad on the way to classes the other day could not help but notice Robert Lee. They had lots of competition for their attention — campus organizations, lined up in a train of folding tables along the walkways, were holding their annual membership fair — but Lee was the guy in the suit.
Top al-Qaida suspect in Pakistan killed in raid
September 27, 2004
Security forces on Sunday killed a Pakistani fugitive accused of organizing the kidnapping and killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002 and carrying out two unsuccessful attempts on the life of Pakistan’s president late last year, according to senior police and military officials.
George A. Newton
September 27, 2004
Chiefs still 0-for-‘04
Texans stun ‘snakebit’ K.C. on last-second kick
September 27, 2004
Marcus Coleman made the interception and the long return. Andre Johnson and Derick Armstrong made the catches.
CBS affiliates face viewer complaints
Local stations fear ratings fallout from Bush National Guard story
September 27, 2004
In Kansas City, Mo., it’s Kirk Black’s job to answer for Dan Rather.
Kerry: Iraq mission not ‘accomplished’
September 27, 2004
John Kerry criticized President Bush on Sunday for saying that he had no regrets about his declaration more than a year ago that the mission in Iraq was accomplished, when the country continues to be in a state of war.
Study measures Wal-Mart’s effect on rural areas
September 27, 2004
When Wal-Mart closed its McPherson store in March and opened up a SuperCenter next door — complete with a new grocery store — business leaders in the central Kansas town decided to take a positive approach.
Imagining a better world
September 27, 2004
Some 30 years ago, someone observed that we were facing not just a multitude of environmental crises but a crisis of crises. For a while there was enough recognition of this situation that a great deal of progress was made. Air pollution decreased, endangered species were protected, there were efforts to increase energy efficiency and so on. Now, however, in spite of much additional research, many successful programs, several international conferences and agreements, and unending efforts by numerous nonprofit and advocacy organizations, the problems are becoming ever greater.
6News video: Candidates gathered to meet with voters
September 27, 2004
The NAACP sponsored the event, which allowed the candidates to speak on important issues.
To-do list
September 27, 2004
¢ KU children’s theater marks 50th anniversary ¢ Residents can receive sneak peek at exhibition ¢ Baker football team, KU soccer team in action ¢ Presidential debate watch party Thursday
K-State president confident of reaching $500 million goal
September 27, 2004
Kansas State University alumni love their alma mater so much that they will prove it with their pocketbooks, President Jon Wefald said.
Civic Literacy Week events planned
Open forums, movies, registration all part of free programs to promote elections
September 27, 2004
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore and congressional candidate Nancy Boyda are scheduled to appear today in an open forum at Kansas University as part of Civic Literacy Week.
Electoral college again in question
September 27, 2004
In the middle of a contentious election, in the fourth year of an administration that didn’t win the popular vote, in an era of ennui, this is the probably the worst possible time to ask one of the hardest questions of our political life. But that is also why this question cannot be avoided:
Failures of judgment nothing new in war
September 27, 2004
John Kerry is right to accuse President Bush of “colossal failures of judgment” in Iraq. These range from decisions taken in the early days of the occupation, such as the premature disbanding of Iraq’s army, to more recent missteps, such as allowing Fallujah to become a terrorist sanctuary.
No. 22 ASU slips past Oregon State, 27-14
September 27, 2004
Emmanuel Franklin made the play of the night in No. 22 Arizona State’s 27-14 victory over Oregon State late Saturday — and it came after he got beat on what looked like a sure touchdown.
Lena Davis
September 27, 2004
Briefly
September 27, 2004
¢ Young pilots set records ¢ Scientists: Small explosion possible at Mount St. Helens ¢ Taliban commander killed
WMD parallels
September 27, 2004
Raises for charity leaders nearly twice inflation rate
September 27, 2004
Compensation increases in 2003 for the executives who run the largest nonprofit organizations nearly doubled the rate of inflation, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual survey.
Malpractice showdown on ballots
September 27, 2004
Rivaling Bush vs. Kerry for bitterness, doctors and trial lawyers are squaring off this fall in an unprecedented four-state struggle over limiting malpractice awards. The volatile issue is in voters’ hands and each side is desperate to win, spending millions of dollars to make their cases and portray the other side as greedy.
Briefly
September 27, 2004
¢ Bomb threat forces emergency landing ¢ Voters maintain strict citizenship rules ¢ Parliament approves penal law reform ¢ Group reports abuse of Indonesian rebels ¢ Chancellor’s party avoids major losses
Biotech grass ‘gene flow’ highlights growing concern
Engineered crops spreading to conventional fields
September 27, 2004
California rice farmers are worried Japanese customers will boycott their products if genetically engineered rice is allowed into the state.
Area briefs
September 27, 2004
¢ Patrols stepped up on U.S. Highway 24 ¢ Area schools receive national recognition ¢ Caregivers to learn about listening ¢ Slave woman’s diaries focus of lecture
DVD urges parents to stay involved
Mail campaign targets those with junior high students in public schools
September 27, 2004
Parents of Lawrence junior high school students will have a special package in their mail by late October.
Analysis: State does little to regulate independent political groups
September 27, 2004
Kansans may be receiving postcards in the mail or hearing radio ads as the election nears, raising questions about elected officials or extolling their virtues.
Car bomb kills Hamas official
September 27, 2004
In a hit claimed by Israeli security officials, a senior Hamas operative was killed in a car bombing Sunday outside his house in Damascus, the first such killing of a leader of the Islamic militant group in Syria.
Horoscopes
September 27, 2004
People
September 27, 2004
¢ President Bartlett on the stump ¢ ‘Forgotten’ leads box office ¢ Fame ‘a nightmare’ for Dylan
Jayhawks clip Buffaloes
KU knocks off defending Big 12 Conference champions, 2-1
September 27, 2004
Kansas University’s soccer team didn’t finish any of its scoring chances Friday against Nebraska. Sunday was another story.