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KU student reports robbery
September 28, 2004
(Web Posted Monday at 11:51 p.m.) Police tonight are investigating the armed robbery of a Kansas University freshman in a residence-hall parking garage.
Poll: Kansans support more funds for pre-kindergarten programs
September 28, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 1:56 p.m.) A poll released Tuesday says that most Kansans would support increased funding for pre-kindergarten programs.
Centennial School building to stay in district hands
September 28, 2004
(Web Posted Tuesday at 11:28 a.m.) Lawrence school board members decided Monday night to keep Centennial School, 2145 La., for district purposes instead of leasing the building or other outside uses.
Temperatures to dip a bit
September 28, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 7:43 a.m.) Most of the rain that moved into Kansas overnight is expected to stay just west of Topeka today, said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. But the cold front that moved into the area is bringing lower temperatures to the Lawrence area.
LHS teacher nominated for award
September 28, 2004
School officials have nominated a Lawrence High School art teacher to represent the district in a statewide competition.
Hawkins joins KU hoops boot camp
September 28, 2004
All 17 of Kansas University’s men’s basketball players reported on time for the 6:25 a.m. beginning of Bill Self’s boot camp on Monday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Jayhawk defense impresses NU coach
September 28, 2004
Given a rare Saturday off, first-year Nebraska football coach Bill Callahan was able to scout his next two opponents.
FSHS barely nets win
Firebirds squeak past Lawrence in dual, 5-4
September 28, 2004
It was a city showdown that made everyone sweat — and not just because of the sunny skies Monday at Free State High.
Campaign ad claims Boyda opposed hunt for bin Laden
September 28, 2004
U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun has unleashed new TV ads saying his Democratic opponent worked with a group “opposed to the hunt for Osama bin Laden.”
Leno to step down in ‘09
Conan O’Brien to be ‘Tonight’ host successor
September 28, 2004
NBC chose the 50th anniversary of the “Tonight” show Monday to announce that Jay Leno would be succeeded by “Late Night” host Conan O’Brien in five years — or thousands of jokes from now.
NOVA’ seeks Earth’s origins
September 28, 2004
One of my favorite long-running series, “NOVA” (7 p.m., PBS), has never shied away from really big subjects. The four-part series “Origins” tackles nothing short of the creation of the universe, the birth of the planet Earth, and the stirrings of life on the planet after volcanic chaos and meteorite bombardment.
In the halls
September 28, 2004
What role does faith play in your life?
Constant defense shouldn’t be necessary
September 28, 2004
You could tell he’d had enough.
Kansas coach’s fall quest: find a closer
September 28, 2004
Mark Mangino isn’t the only Kansas University coach who knows blown leads.
Briefly
September 28, 2004
¢ Burge to be honored at KU ceremony ¢ Civic Literacy Week events continue at KU ¢ Dispute leads to assault of turnpike toll collector ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Briefly
September 28, 2004
¢ Reservist to be tried for prisoner abuse ¢ North Korea says it has nuclear weapon ¢ Bus crash kills teens headed to Paralympics
Briefly
September 28, 2004
¢ Virgin airline chief plans for commercial space service ¢ Court reinstates touchscreen voting lawsuit ¢ Audit finds FBI backlog of untranslated intercepts
Briefly
September 28, 2004
¢ Investigation sought in re-enlistment tactics ¢ Letters for sale reveal different side to Reagan ¢ Tobacco industry wants memo withheld ¢ American to be freed from wartime capture
Briefcase
September 28, 2004
¢ Oil prices darken mood on Wall Street ¢ Fannie Mae, regulators reach new agreement ¢ Walgreen profits increase
Woman in burned home was homicide victim
September 28, 2004
An autopsy determined that a woman found dead last week in her fire-damaged home in Benton was not killed by the fire, Butler County Sheriff Craig Murphy said.
Higher pay lures substitutes from Lawrence school district
September 28, 2004
It’s not something most teachers necessarily enjoy — giving up their planning time to cover another teacher’s class. But it happens daily, thanks to a shortage of substitute teachers in the Lawrence school district.
Woeful, winless Chiefs have tough road ahead
September 28, 2004
The Kansas City Chiefs are 0-3, and their next four opponents, beginning with Monday’s match at the 2-1 Baltimore Ravens, are a combined 10-2.
Farmers go for gold
Wet summer leads to ‘ideal’ corn harvest
September 28, 2004
Lawrence-area farmers are up to their ears in corn as they reap one of the best harvests in recent memory.
Lawrence city commission
September 28, 2004
Ninety minutes before its regular meeting, the Lawrence City Commission will meet in a 30-minute executive session to discuss the possible acquisition of real estate. No indication was given of what real estate was at issue.
QBs hit hard by injury bug
September 28, 2004
The NFL injury epidemic didn’t pause this weekend, with Rich Gannon breaking a vertebra in his neck that will sideline him for eight weeks, and Charlie Garner and Rex Grossman suffering season-ending injuries.
Sun sink Mystics, 80-70
September 28, 2004
Lindsay Whalen matched her career-high with 21 points, and Connecticut beat Washington, 80-70, Monday night to even the best-of-three WNBA Eastern Conference semifinal. Game 3 is Wednesday.
Red Sox win, in postseason
Boston clinches at least wild card with 7-3 victory
September 28, 2004
Pedro Martinez pranced through the champagne-soaked clubhouse in a drenched Harvard baseball T-shirt, hugging teammates and savoring another Red Sox playoff berth.
Photo: Sunny dispositions
September 28, 2004
KU student robbed on campus
September 28, 2004
A suspect robbed a female Kansas University freshman at gunpoint Monday night in a residence hall parking garage, leading to a car chase that ended blocks away on a dead-end street.
Brother to fill homecoming role
Teen’s mysterious death continues to raise questions
September 28, 2004
At Argonia High School’s homecoming Friday night, Jared Allen will be standing in for his younger brother Jake, whose death in a bizarre incident this summer remains a mystery.
Bush, Kerry sharpen attacks before debate
September 28, 2004
Sen. John Kerry and President Bush tested their best debate lines Monday, mixing dashes of humor with cutting criticism in a preview of their upcoming encounter in Miami this week.
Israelis kill 7 Palestinians
CNN producer kidnapped in day of violence
September 28, 2004
Israelis killed seven Palestinians in attacks Monday, including a Gaza airstrike that killed one militant and wounded a militia commander, who vowed revenge from his hospital bed.
Hall Center lecturer criticizes polls, Bush
Humanities series to open with former U.S. senator
September 28, 2004
It’s true the polls show President Bush leading Democratic challenger John Kerry.
Teens offer perspectives on faith
September 28, 2004
Editor’s note: Two Free State High School students offered to talk about their perspectives on religion and searching for faith.
Doctors perform amputations to save Haitians after Jeanne
September 28, 2004
Doctors are performing amputations without electricity or running water while waste from this city’s shattered sewage system contaminates mud and floodwaters, infecting wounds that threaten to turn gangrenous.
Floridians recovering from fourth hurricane
Bush seeks $7.1B in aid
September 28, 2004
People lined up for more than a half-mile for food and water, while others searched in vain for generators in the sweltering heat Monday as Florida residents began cleaning up all over again, demoralized by the fourth hurricane in six weeks to batter the state.
Corrections
September 28, 2004
City to offer counseling services to its employees
September 28, 2004
City Hall is starting a $23,000 employee assistance program to offer crisis counseling and other services to its nearly 800 workers.
Coaches sing praises of bye week
September 28, 2004
Health improved, and mistakes were corrected. New wrinkles were added to the playbook, and everyone realized the stakes are going up.
Cubs club Reds, gain ground
Walker helps Chicago walk over Cincinnati, 12-5, push wild-card lead to 1 game
September 28, 2004
Todd Walker loves playing pressure baseball this time of year.
People
September 28, 2004
¢ Phil Spector charged with murder ¢ Kevin Costner off market ¢ New album for Queen Latifah
Alumni choice
September 28, 2004
Final responsibility for selecting a new president for the Kansas University Alumni Association lies with the association’s board.
Funding needed
September 28, 2004
Cycling concern
September 28, 2004
Cause of hatred
September 28, 2004
Pay attention
September 28, 2004
Daily ticker
September 28, 2004
Pearson wins nearly $80M in contracts
Lawrence plant lands work for government agency
September 28, 2004
A pair of contracts may help the city’s largest private employer get a little bigger.
Ford hopes new Mustang drives sales
U.S. company’s sports car expected to roll into showrooms next month
September 28, 2004
Ford Motor Co. on Monday launched its 2005 Mustang, the fifth generation of the iconic sports car the company sorely needs to help lift sluggish U.S. sales.
Westar lowers earnings estimate
Topeka company cites mild weather, outage
September 28, 2004
Westar Energy Inc. expects to earn 15 cents per share less from its ongoing operations in 2004 than previously projected, the company said Monday.
Kline signs on to Ten Commandments legal battle
September 28, 2004
Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline has entered the legal battle to maintain public displays of the Ten Commandments.
Horoscopes
September 28, 2004
Who does al-Qaida favor?
September 28, 2004
The biggest unknown factor in the presidential campaign is whether there will be a major domestic terrorist incident before Election Day.
Fog of war obscures danger
September 28, 2004
Penetrating the fog of war in Iraq is extremely difficult these days. Add in another layer of fog — the fog of politics — and truth disappears.
Report: Election terror threat not party-specific
September 28, 2004
Al-Qaida’s threat to attack the United States before the Nov. 2 election is geared less toward affecting the outcome of the presidential race than toward making a violent statement to Islamic extremists worldwide, senior counterterrorism officials said Monday.
Suspects arrested in pizza heists
Lawrence Police apprehend 3 men, 2 juveniles after second robbery
September 28, 2004
It could be the end of the line for the pizza delivery-heist gang.
New Hemingway story discovered
Estate won’t permit publication of early tale
September 28, 2004
A bullfight, an act of bravado, a brush with death. A newly discovered story by the young Ernest Hemingway has all the elements to delight fans and scholars — but it can’t be published.
Hamm lobbying to keep gold medal
South Koreans challenging Athens gymnastics scores
September 28, 2004
Paul Hamm traded his warmup suit for a real suit Monday and shook hands with the man who wants to take away his gold medal. He then settled in for an 11 1/2-hour hearing that will determine, once and for all, the winner of the Olympic gymnastics all-around competition.
Pollard eager to earn playing time
September 28, 2004
Scot Pollard was one of the first Indiana Pacers veterans to report to Conseco Fieldhouse this month. He came in 10 pounds lighter, too.
Agnosticism satisfies teen for now
September 28, 2004
I’ve found that behind many actions lies fear. Many things we do, or more importantly, what we don’t do, can be traced to fear. We have the obvious examples. You don’t walk into moving traffic for fear of getting run over. You don’t say “George Bush is an intelligent man” in public, for fear of being stoned to death. You don’t put your hand on the stove for fear of being burnt.
KU player Heaggans assaulted
September 28, 2004
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.
Blazers talk to Valentine
September 28, 2004
Former Kansas University basketball player Darnell Valentine has interviewed for the position of director of player development with the Portland Trailblazers.
MU linebacker Richard suspended after arrest
September 28, 2004
Missouri starting linebacker David Richard was suspended Monday from the Big 12 Conference football game against Colorado on Saturday after an arrest for alleged marijuana possession.
Former bishop indicted for sex abuse
Statue of limitations will prevent prosecution
September 28, 2004
Just hours after an indictment against former Springfield Bishop Thomas Dupre was unsealed Monday accusing him of raping two boys in the 1970s, the county prosecutor refused to pursue the case because the statute of limitations had expired.
Newton Services
September 28, 2004
Lena Davis
September 28, 2004
Cottrell Services
September 28, 2004
Harold L. Crady
September 28, 2004
Dorothy E. Buddenbohm Clinton
September 28, 2004
Ryan Wood’s Weekly High School Football Report
September 28, 2004
Robbery parolee escapes from court holding cell
September 28, 2004
A parolee held on state robbery charges escaped through a ceiling in a Municipal Court holding cell, authorities said.
Indians hand Royals 99th setback, 6-1
September 28, 2004
Casey Blake figured luck came to the Cleveland Indians twice Monday night.
Players’ association files grievance over Guillen
September 28, 2004
The players’ association filed a grievance Monday seeking to overturn the Anaheim Angels’ suspension of left fielder Jose Guillen.
MLB briefs
September 28, 2004
¢ Giants fan being sued over 700th homer ball ¢ Bonds tested for steroids ¢ Announcement on fate of Expos due Thursday? ¢ Source: Brewers accept deal from L.A. investor
U.S. pummels Sadr City
Attacks threaten cease-fire
September 28, 2004
U.S. warplanes bombed suspected insurgent positions Monday in a restive slum of the Iraqi capital, and hospital officials said 10 people, including civilians, were killed.
Congress probing potential scandal in U.N.-Iraq ‘oil for food’ program
September 28, 2004
Congressional investigators examining “a semitrailer truck load” of subpoenaed documents are trying to determine whether lax monitoring at a French bank that held more than $60 billion for the U.N. oil-for-food program facilitated illicit business deals by the former Iraqi government, officials told The Associated Press.
Cowboys sack ‘Skins
Dallas defense dumps Brunell 5 times
September 28, 2004
Bill Parcells celebrated the touchdown with a big smile and his fist thrust high in the air. The Dallas Cowboys coach had turned the trick that put his old nemesis on the ropes.
Tech’s Henderson, Baylor duo honored by league
September 28, 2004
Taurean Henderson of Texas Tech, and Baylor’s Willie Andrews and Braelon Davis were named Big 12 Conference football players of the week Monday.
KU briefs
September 28, 2004
¢ KU recreation center celebrates first year ¢ KU professor named to national board ¢ KU graduate wins children’s book honor
On the record
September 28, 2004
Baldwin street repairs could be sped up
September 28, 2004
Plans to overhaul a major street in Baldwin could be sped up in the coming months, Douglas County commissioners said Monday.
School board to formulate new bond proposal
September 28, 2004
For the next several months, the Lawrence school board will focus on forming a plan of action for a bond proposal.
Sponsor rescues holiday parade
CornerBank leads drive to continue downtown tradition
September 28, 2004
Lawrence’s downtown horse-drawn Christmas parade won’t be a casualty of the Eldridge Hotel’s bankruptcy after all.
Most candidates hesitant to take stand
September 28, 2004
It is the political equivalent of invoking the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination.
6Sports video: Tennis starts off series of city showdowns
September 28, 2004
LHS and Free State teams faced off on the tennis courts on Monday, with the Firebirds winning the competition.
6Sports video: Chieftans volleyball have strong showing over weekend
September 28, 2004
The Tonganoxie team took second at their home invitational tournament.
Briefly
September 28, 2004
¢ Earthquakes rattle volcano per minute ¢ Lawsuit alleges students forced to strip
Briefly
September 28, 2004
¢ Former school custodian convicted in ‘74 slaying ¢ Former student gets probation for beating