Archive for Monday, October 3, 2005

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West takes crown at Lawrence All-Around Invite
October 3, 2005
Lawrence High’s Mallory West won the all-around crown at the Lawrence All-Around Invitational on Monday night at LHS.
Kruse sentenced for embezzlement
October 3, 2005
The former head of Lawrence’s teachers union will not spend time behind bars for embezzling nearly $100,000 in union dues.
Light showers possible around noon
October 3, 2005
Warm temperatures, high humidity and the chance of light showers are on tap today, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “The chance for a light shower would start about noon and last through the afternoon. We’re talking about very light rain, or heavy sprinkles, ” Schack said. “Breezy south winds will allow temperatures to soar back into the 80s.”
Postcards from Asia’ to begin on KPR
October 3, 2005
The Kansas Public Radio audience will soon be able to travel to east Asia without leaving their radio.
DeLay pledges active role despite indictment
October 3, 2005
A defiant Tom DeLay, removed as House majority leader because of a criminal indictment, said Sunday he can do his job even without the title and pledged to continue his close partnership with House Speaker Dennis Hastert in pushing the GOP’s agenda.
Firefighters gain on blazes, worry about wind
October 3, 2005
Firefighters gained ground Sunday against three wildfires burning across Southern California but worried about a forecast for hot winds.
Supreme Court begins term today
October 3, 2005
The Supreme Court opens its term today with a young new leader, a veteran justice eager to retire and a calendar packed with contentious issues such as abortion, assisted suicide and capital punishment.
FBI releases name of student killed outside stadium
October 3, 2005
A University of Oklahoma student with “emotional difficulties” was identified Sunday as the person who was killed when an explosive attached to his body detonated near a packed football stadium, authorities said.
Report on Cisneros alleges abuses of power
October 3, 2005
Lawyers are fighting to suppress a potentially embarrassing final report from the investigation that found the Clinton administration housing chief lied to the FBI about paying $250,000 in hush money to his former mistress, the New York Daily News has learned.
FAA inspections challenge Northwest
October 3, 2005
Reports filed by federal aviation inspectors during the first month of a strike by Northwest Airlines Corp.’s mechanics challenge assertions by executives that operations are running smoothly, according to a newspaper’s review of the records.
Competitor breaks bones in balloon crash
October 3, 2005
A veteran balloonist who was competing in the Gordon Bennett international gas-balloon race was treated at a hospital for broken bones Sunday after crashing in Kansas.
Vermont places federal funding cap on Medicaid
October 3, 2005
A growing inability to pay ever-increasing Medicaid costs has forced Vermont into an innovative deal with the federal government that critics fear could jeopardize a safety net dating back to the Great Society.
Battle begins on proposal for $40B hurricane-proofing plan
October 3, 2005
A $40 billion plan to hurricane-proof the Louisiana coast has ignited a battle over how best to prevent a repeat of this year’s double flooding of New Orleans.
Lion foursome inducted into Hall of Honor
October 3, 2005
Two of them are law enforcement officers. One was a long-time firefighter, and the fourth was a coach and educator.
On the record
October 3, 2005
Traffic recommendation may be upheld
Lawrence City Commission agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25
October 3, 2005
City commissioners will consider upholding a recommendation by the Traffic Safety Commission to deny a request to establish no parking along the west side of Lawrence Avenue from 150 feet north of Bob Billings Parkway to Applegate Court.
Big Brothers Big Sisters seeking volunteers for drive
October 3, 2005
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County seeks volunteers to assist with a daylong sports-equipment donation drive. Members of the Lawrence community will be encouraged to donate all types of new and used athletic equipment to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
McKeon resigns as Marlins manager
Florida had expected skipper, 74, to step down
October 3, 2005
When Florida Marlins manager Jack McKeon told his players Sunday he was calling it quits, they responded with applause and hugs - and then a comeback victory.
Astros clinch
October 3, 2005
The Houston Astros clinched the NL wild card on the final day of the regular season - just as they did last year.
Lawrence datebook
October 3, 2005
Ramirez, Red Sox advance
October 3, 2005
Manny Ramirez hit a three-run homer and also threw out Derek Jeter from the outfield to lead Boston over the New York Yankees, 10-1, Sunday as the Red Sox claimed the AL wild-card berth. Boston and New York both finished at 95-67, with the Yankees winning the division because they took the season series 10-9.
Men’s golf ties for sixth place
October 3, 2005
Kansas University’s men’s golf team tied for sixth place in the 12-team Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate on Sunday.
KU tennis 4-3 in doubles play
October 3, 2005
Kansas University’s tennis team went 4-3 in doubles play Sunday at the Hoosier Classic.
Iowa State soccer upends Jayhawks, 3-1
October 3, 2005
Iowa State’s soccer team scored on its first two shots, both headers by senior Amy Flores, in a 3-1 victory over Kansas University on Sunday.
Penn State rejoins ranks
October 3, 2005
Penn State is back, and Alabama is moving up in the Associated Press Top 25.
Chacin pitches Jays past Kansas City
October 3, 2005
Gustavo Chacin would love to win the AL Rookie of the Year award.
Red Sox, Astros wrap up wild cards
October 3, 2005
Just when it looked as though the playoff picture might remain muddled for days, everything was settled on the final afternoon of the regular season.
Top prep Muonelo taps OSU
October 3, 2005
Obi Muonelo, the No. 1 high school senior basketball player in the state of Oklahoma, on Sunday orally committed to Oklahoma State University.
Is KU’s quarterback spot up for grabs?
October 3, 2005
Something about using three quarterbacks in a relatively close game has Kansas University football fans bringing the issue back from hibernation.
President: Mormon church to add temples
October 3, 2005
The Mormon church will build two new temples in Utah to accommodate a rise in the number of members practicing the church’s most sacred rituals, such as baptisms and marriage ceremonies, the church’s president said.
Jews struggle to mark High Holy Days in Katrina’s aftermath
October 3, 2005
Bad luck keeps following Stephen Richer.
Volunteers restore Olathe house as anniversary of deadly fire nears
October 3, 2005
A year after a fire at their home took the lives of nearly all their family, the two surviving siblings hardly recognize what has been rebuilt.
People in the news
October 3, 2005
¢ Hilton says she just wasn’t ready to wed, feared divorce ¢ Moss’ boyfriend questioned ¢ Roy Horn feels different kind of magic come back ¢ Grammy winner to use Kansas roots in sitcom ¢ Road to Loretta Lynn’s cabin to become a smooth ride
Playwright August Wilson dies of cancer at age 60
October 3, 2005
Playwright August Wilson, whose epic 10-play cycle chronicling the black experience in 20th-century America included such landmark dramas as “Fences” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” died Sunday of liver cancer, a family spokeswoman said. He was 60.
Military says 28 militants killed during offensive
October 3, 2005
U.S. troops battled insurgents in a second town near the Syrian border Sunday, killing 28 in an expansion of their two-day-old offensive chasing al-Qaida fighters along the Euphrates River valley, the military said.
Proposed science standards submitted for outside review
October 3, 2005
Proposed Kansas science standards that criticize evolution have one more stop before a final showdown in front of the State Board of Education.
Disaster strikes here
Flooding north of Lawrence forces evacuations, rescues
October 3, 2005
Early Sunday morning, Bill Ferguson found himself holding onto his dog and clutching a tree trunk in his front yard as he fought to keep from getting carried away by a flash flood.
Two tropical storms cross country
October 3, 2005
Hurricane Otis weakened to a tropical storm Sunday and headed north toward an unpopulated stretch of the Baja California Peninsula, while another tropical storm crossed the Yucatan peninsula, apparently heading for open Gulf waters.
U.S. supports fumigating inside nature reserves
October 3, 2005
The U.S. ambassador urged Colombia Sunday to spray weed killer inside the country’s spectacular nature parks to destroy cocaine-producing crops, insisting the chemicals will not cause widespread damage to the reserves’ ecosystems.
Labor strife offers challenge to government
October 3, 2005
The flame of protest in Corsica is burning bright again as labor strikes feed off the simmering independence movement on the French Mediterranean island.
Rare annular eclipse to cross Europe, Africa
October 3, 2005
A rare and spectacular eclipse will dim the morning sky today across a strip of southwestern Europe and eight African countries.
Sharon, Abbas agree to hold summit
October 3, 2005
Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas agreed Sunday to hold their first summit since Israel’s pullout from Gaza as part of their efforts to restart the stalled Middle East peace process, officials from both sides said.
Classics draw crowd at antique car show
October 3, 2005
Mike and Jane Unrein sometimes get a lot of attention when they drive down a highway.
Search to commence for new president
October 3, 2005
Baker University in Baldwin has formed a search committee to find a replacement for President Daniel Lambert, who in May announced he will retire at the end of this academic year.
Defense appropriations bill may benefit school
October 3, 2005
Kansas University could receive $25 million in this year’s Defense appropriations bill, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts’ office announced Friday.
City manager: Field narrowed for new hires
October 3, 2005
City Manager Mike Wildgen said the city is on track to hire both a new fire chief and a new utility director in late October or early November.
Garage-shed combo destroyed by fire
October 3, 2005
A combination garage and shed was destroyed by fire late Saturday night at 735 N. Fifth St.
The week ahead
October 3, 2005
Wonder Bread, Twinkies baker works through bankruptcy
October 3, 2005
A year after bankruptcy, the maker of Wonder Bread and Hostess Twinkies has taken steps to solve a host of internal problems but is still not out of trouble.
Employers may become suspicious of candidates who withhold details
October 3, 2005
I’ve been interviewing for a new job, and there’s one question that really bothers me: “Why are you looking?” I don’t see how that’s any of their business. I consider it a “personal matter,” and that’s what I’ve told them.
Lifetime thriller packs twice the scares
October 3, 2005
Halloween comes early with “Haunting Sarah” (8 p.m., Lifetime), which stars Kim Raver (“24”) in a dual role as Erica and Heather Rose, 36-year-old identical twins. The sisters are very close, but their respective offspring, both 6 years old, are even more attached. Early on, Heather (or is it Erica?) observes, “They’re more like twins than we ever were.” You know nothing good can come of that.
The great race
Gearing up the mind is among the challenges of competitive cycling
October 3, 2005
I’ve never excelled in athletics, so I find it strange that I’m drawn to competition. Maybe it’s the anticipation before a race, when no matter how many teammates surround you, there’s a moment when athletes are all alone with their thoughts - running through a last-minute checklist in their minds, remembering every move and strategy.
For last Marine from squad, blast brings loss of second family
October 3, 2005
Cpl. David Kreuter had a new baby boy he’d seen only in photos. Lance Cpl. Michael Cifuentes was counting the days to his wedding. Lance Cpl. Nicholas Bloem had just celebrated his 20th birthday.
A better place
October 3, 2005
To the editor: It is vital that I express my admiration and appreciation toward the donors of clothing, food and other commodities to our local pantries.
Salary priority
October 3, 2005
To the editor: I am expressing feelings about the Lawrence board of education’s lack of funding for teacher salaries at a level comparable with the quality of teachers serving the Lawrence school district.
U.S. needs quality teachers
October 3, 2005
The United States has a problem of epic proportions, one that has yet to register on the national radar screen. Its impact on our global competitiveness could be swift and chilling in the years ahead if not addressed in a careful and effective manner.
Faith, science complement one another
October 3, 2005
The Ku Klux Klan is a terrorist group. It was organized in 1865 for the purpose of controlling and oppressing newly freed slaves through intimidation, violence and murder.
Healthy competition
Even when one candidate has a huge advantage, it’s good for voters to have a choice.
October 3, 2005
Republican Jerry Moran still is the overwhelming favorite to win re-election to his 1st District congressional seat, but it’s good that the Democratic Party has fielded an opponent in the race.
KU dejàvu
Logo similarities end with the price tags.
October 3, 2005
It would be the ultimate irony if Kansas University now learned that its new logo had to be tossed out because it infringed on some other school’s trademark rights.
Video shows suspected Bali bomber; more attacks feared
October 3, 2005
Police raised the alert level for Indonesia’s capital and the president warned of more attacks Sunday as a chilling video shot the day before showed a suspected bomber clutching a backpack and strolling past diners moments before one of three suicide bombings killed 26 people on Bali.
City considers lap-dance ban to discourage clubs
October 3, 2005
Strippers who venture too near the laps of their dollar-bill-waving patrons have exposed an unexpected prudish streak in this West Coast bastion of tolerance and liberalism.
Chargers pummel Patriots
Ailing New England defense can’t stop San Diego
October 3, 2005
Injuries finally caught up with the New England Patriots. San Diego’s explosive offense added to the misery. Even Marty Schottenheimer knew something wasn’t right with the defending Super Bowl champions.
Commentary: White Sox have real chance in playoffs
October 3, 2005
I don’t mean to trivialize the plight of those Russian sailors who were down to their last few hours of oxygen before their submarine was cut free from undersea cables two months ago.
Who’s hurting now?
Ailing McNabb leads Philly comeback
October 3, 2005
By the look of things, all those aches and pains were getting to Donovan McNabb.
Kansas couple open home to foster children, animals
October 3, 2005
Feel free to call this home a zoo. That’s not just a figure of speech.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
October 3, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.79 at Citgo at Ninth and Iowa and Presto Phillips 66 at Ninth and Louisiana. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Battle-tested brigade faces another tour
October 3, 2005
Capt. Mike Squires forms up members of “Bandito Charlie” Company and begins a dry run through a training course.
Sharp-dressed Baldwin teenager savors win
October 3, 2005
Strutting and turning down a runway isn’t how Baldwin resident John Brown, 17, intends to make a living. But in September, his ability to do so won him a champion title in buymanship at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson.
Confidence may not carry Schwarzenegger
October 3, 2005
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was deep into nostalgia when he came here the other day to pitch several hundred Sun Microsystems workers on the four initiatives he is promoting in a Nov. 8 special election.
Tour boat overturns, killing 21 on cruise
October 3, 2005
A seemingly ideal day of sailing along a calm but busy mountain lake turned abruptly tragic Sunday when a tour boat carrying a group of senior citizens overturned, killing 21 people and injuring dozens more.
Buffs take North lead, but A&M, UT await
October 3, 2005
The Colorado Buffaloes finally put an unflattering little losing streak behind them. By throttling Oklahoma State, the Buffs beat a team in the Big 12 South for the first time in 10 tries.
Wood: Move kickers back
October 3, 2005
Touchback. Is there any word more disappointing in the language of football?
French Quarter cathedral holds Mass
Religious service mourns those who died, offers hope to survivors
October 3, 2005
The bells of historic St. Louis Cathedral rang out across New Orleans on Sunday, calling the faithful to the first Mass since Hurricane Katrina hit more than a month ago.
Pope opens bishops’ meeting with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica
October 3, 2005
Pope Benedict XVI inaugurated his first major Vatican event since being elected in April, welcoming more than 250 of the world’s bishops to Rome on Sunday for a meeting on some of the pressing issues facing the Catholic Church.
Grounding ‘helicopter parents’
Some schools taking measures to reduce hovering effect
October 3, 2005
What do helicopters and some parents of college students have in common? They hover.
Horoscopes
October 3, 2005
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