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Cooler, wet weather expected in afternoon
October 5, 2005
Grab an umbrella on the way out — showers and thunderstorms are expected to arrive early this afternoon in Lawrence, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Four more residents of nursing home die
October 5, 2005
Four more residents of a nursing home for the elderly have died of an unknown respiratory illness, bringing the number fatally infected by the disease to 10, Toronto’s chief medical officer said Tuesday.
Panel identifies 17,000 participants in massacre
October 5, 2005
A Bosnian Serb commission said Tuesday it has identified more than 17,000 people who participated directly and indirectly in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, the worst slaughter of civilians in Europe since World War II.
High-profile Protestant militant shot to death
October 5, 2005
One of Northern Ireland’s most high-profile Protestant militants was shot to death outside his home Tuesday night, more than six months after he was ousted by his outlawed group.
Security Council warns against border war
October 5, 2005
The U.N. Security Council late Tuesday warned Ethiopia and Eritrea against reigniting their border war and urged Eritrea to immediately reverse its ban on all helicopter flights by U.N. peacekeepers.
Storms claim 66 lives in Central America
October 5, 2005
Hurricane Stan slammed into Mexico’s Gulf coast Tuesday, forcing authorities to close one of the nation’s busiest ports and spawning related storms across the region that left at least 66 people dead, most from landslides in El Salvador.
Terror chief calls bombings warning from God
October 5, 2005
New terror fears gripped Asia on Tuesday, sparking security scares at embassies and travel alerts, but Indonesia shrugged off calls to outlaw the militant group suspected in the deadly suicide bombings on Bali island.
Lewis and Clark fort replica destroyed by fire
October 5, 2005
Fort Clatsop, a popular tourist attraction and replica of where the Lewis and Clark expedition spent the soggy winter of 1805-1806 after reaching the Pacific, has been destroyed by fire, park superintendent Chip Jenkins said Tuesday.
Extra weight may be factor in fatal boat crash
October 5, 2005
Just days before a tour boat capsized in the Adirondack Mountains, killing 20 elderly people, the Coast Guard began rethinking its passenger-weight calculations to take into account Americans’ expanding waistlines.
Tourists warned about new deadly force law
October 5, 2005
Clark Ramm sees shades of the Wild West in Florida’s new law giving greater legal protections to people who shoot or use other deadly force when threatened or attacked.
Justice O’Connor to serve as chancellor
October 5, 2005
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will be the next chancellor of the College of William & Mary, an honorary appointment with particular resonance for the school’s new president, constitutional law scholar Gene Nichol.
White Sox flex muscles in opener, 14-2
Pierzynski pounds two of Chicago’s five home runs in victory over Boston
October 5, 2005
The White Sox got the winning socks. Five of ‘em. Now, after such a powerful start, maybe it’s their turn to end a title drought.
Braves to call on Hudson in opener
October 5, 2005
John Smoltz slipped out of the Atlanta Braves’ clubhouse through a side door, hoping to avoid reporters camped out by his locker. He knew what was coming and, frankly, he was a little tired of talking about it.
New Orleans city workers face up to 3,000 layoffs
October 5, 2005
Mayor Ray Nagin said Tuesday the city is laying off as many as 3,000 employees - or about half its workforce - because of the financial damage inflicted on New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina.
Rejected project was designed to limit flooding
Rossville defeated proposal in 1994 by 12 votes
October 5, 2005
Residents of this flood-soaked town were thinking back this week to a rejected tax-increase measure that would have paid to straighten a creek and build a levee.
Cardinals build big lead, hold on against Padres
Sanders’ fifth-inning slam, Carpenter’s six shutout innings help St. Louis post 8-5 triumph in playoff opener
October 5, 2005
Reggie Sanders, Chris Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals looked every bit like the best team in baseball - even with a shaky ending.
Hanston, Pawnee Heights merge into same elementary school
October 5, 2005
The Hanston and Pawnee Heights school districts moved a step closer to merging when grade-schoolers from both districts began attending classes at the same elementary school this fall.
Town selling its natural gas system
October 5, 2005
This central Kansas town is looking for a buyer for its leak-plagued natural gas system after officials decided there wasn’t enough money to make the required repairs.
Worker error leading theory for shuttle’s damage
October 5, 2005
Workers may have accidentally cut or crushed the section of foam that broke off Discovery’s fuel tank during its launch two months ago - a mishap that threatened the safety of the astronauts and grounded the shuttle fleet.
Langston Hughes students aid victims
October 5, 2005
Students at Langston Hughes School have raised $4,132 for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
Boil order expanded in flooded area
October 5, 2005
A “boil water” advisory was issued Tuesday by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for some residents in Jefferson and Leavenworth counties living near Stranger Creek.
KU announces upcoming musical performances
October 5, 2005
Two Kansas University music and dance faculty performances have been planned this week at Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall at KU.
Menu ideas for Jewish holidays
October 5, 2005
“Jewish Holiday Feasts,” by Louise Fiszer and Jeannette Ferrary (Chronicle Books, $9.95), is just what it says: a collection of recipes and menus for the Jewish holidays. Simple and straightforward, the recipes incorporate traditional ingredients in sometimes novel ways.
Walnuts provide great taste, but with a catch
October 5, 2005
Like apples and stone fruit, which had robust crops this year, this is turning out to be an exceptional harvest for black walnuts.
Serving up success
Former Ottawa resident achieves culinary fame cooking with Wolfgang Puck
October 5, 2005
Marian Getz grew up eating monkey and goat meat in the Congo. It wasn’t exactly the typical upbringing of a world-class chef.
Wilson crushes league
LHS senior still driven despite dominant win
October 5, 2005
With time winding down on her high school golf career, Lawrence High’s Sydney Wilson is plagued by a case of great expectations.
Roaf’s return should free up frustrated Gonzalez
October 5, 2005
Willie Roaf was smiling Tuesday morning, which brought an even bigger smile to Kansas City coach Dick Vermeil.
Keegan: Mangino can take the heat
October 5, 2005
The name Bill Snyder still means something to Mark Mangino, Kansas University football coach and former understudy to the Kansas State coach. Mangino left Snyder for Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, and that irreversibly damaged whatever personal relationship existed between Mangino and the all-business Snyder.
KSU looking ahead to KU, but ‘Cats must play smarter
October 5, 2005
As part of its weekly routine, Kansas State relived every agonizing second of its 43-21 loss at Oklahoma during a film review session Sunday.
Jayhawks, Wildcats both confident
KU players eager to earn state bragging rights
October 5, 2005
To some Kansas University football players, 11 years of dismal showings against rival Kansas State may have been wiped out with one hard-fought victory in 2004.
Intelligence official sees need for more cooperation and information sharing
Insider offers insight during speech Tuesday night at Dole Institute
October 5, 2005
American intelligence services are making some major changes in the way they operate and they face more key transitions ahead, a veteran intelligence official said during an appearance Tuesday night at Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics.
Free event may help ease utility bill blues
October 5, 2005
Consider it self-defense for your pocketbook. That’s one way to look at the upcoming Home Energy Conservation Fair. The free event - which will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds - will offer a variety of tips for people looking to keep their winter heating bills under control.
Driver in fatality crash accused of violating probation
October 5, 2005
A probation officer says a Lawrence man convicted of causing a deadly head-on wreck on U.S. Highway 40 is violating his probation by failing to do community service.
Presidential pit stop?
Dole Institute could become campaign hot spot thanks to ‘Contender’ series
October 5, 2005
The Dole Institute of Politics wants to be a stop, but not a stump, for presidential hopefuls.
Schwarzenegger signs bill allowing GPS monitoring
October 5, 2005
Satellite tracking technology, a staple of weather forecasting and military operations for decades, is the latest tool California can use to ease its overburdened parole and probation system under legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
You be the bouncer
Doormen say catching fake IDs not an easy task
October 5, 2005
Just how easy is it for an underage drinker to get into one of the most popular college bars in town using someone else’s photo ID? The state says it’s too easy and is trying to revoke the liquor license of The Hawk, 1340 Ohio.
Court-ordered restitution no guarantee of payment
October 5, 2005
The former head of Lawrence’s teachers union has been ordered to repay nearly $100,000 in stolen union dues. But in the justice system, repayment of stolen money is far from a sure thing.
Jefferson less wooden on new nickel
October 5, 2005
After nearly 100 years of depicting presidents in somber profiles on the nation’s coins, the Mint is trying something different: The new nickel features Thomas Jefferson, facing forward, with the hint of a smile.
Low-cost mulch will be available to residents
October 5, 2005
Low-cost mulch will be available to area residents through a sale by the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department this week.
Forum to address myths about offenders
October 5, 2005
The Kansas Department of Corrections will conduct a forum this month about offenders living in the community
Foundation set up for junior high school
October 5, 2005
A Lawrence family has contributed $1,000 to a fund for enhancing educational opportunities at South Junior High School.
USA Today columnist to speak on Thursday
October 5, 2005
USA Today columnist Walter Shapiro will be speak at the Dole Institute of Politics at 4 p.m. Thursday. The event, hosted by former Missouri Congresswoman Karen McCarthy, is free and open to the public.
Rushdie to lecture for Humanities Series
October 5, 2005
Author Salman Rushdie will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Kansas University’s Lied Center as part of the Humanities Lecture Series.
Parking prohibited on west-side street
October 5, 2005
Neighbors along Lawrence Avenue between Bob Billings Parkway and Applegate Court were successful in convincing city commissioners to prohibit parking on their street.
New home for old house approved
October 5, 2005
City commissioners Tuesday night unanimously agreed to clear the way for an early 1900s home to be moved to a new location so it will not be torn down by developers.
Flood victims offered free tetanus shots
October 5, 2005
Free tetanus shots are being offered to flood victims by Cushing Memorial Hospital in Leavenworth. The shots are being given in the hospital’s emergency and triage room.
On the record
October 5, 2005
Lawrence datebook
October 5, 2005
Veritas volleyball sweeps
October 5, 2005
Veritas Christian School’s volleyball team went 3-0 Monday at the Kansas City East quadrangular.
Seahawk soccer routs Englewood, 4-0
October 5, 2005
Seabury Academy’s soccer team defeated Englewood Christian, 4-0, on Tuesday.
LHS soccer shut out at Olathe Northwest
October 5, 2005
Lawrence High’s soccer team fell to Olathe Northwest, 3-0, on Tuesday at College Boulevard Athletic Complex.
Firebirds can’t finish in loss to Olathe South
October 5, 2005
Free State High’s soccer squad missed opportunities to score Tuesday night and lost, 3-1, to Olathe South at the Olathe District Activities Center.
Lions know Olathe South too well
October 5, 2005
They’re basically the same high school football teams with more or less the same faces that met in a pair of spine-tinglers last year. Lawrence High and Olathe South have been there, done that, and now they’ll do it again Thursday night in a battle of midseason unbeatens.
Tigers name Leyland manager
Detroit turns to former World Series-winning skipper
October 5, 2005
Jim Leyland’s baseball career has come full circle.
Photography added to Fields Gallery
October 5, 2005
Fields Gallery has included photographs by Deb Stavin to its exhibits.
Portion of rape case conviction overturned
October 5, 2005
The Kansas Court of Appeals has overturned part of a conviction in a 2003 Lawrence rape case.
Some sororities concerned about safety over KU’s new parking lot restriction
October 5, 2005
About 120 Kansas University sorority members must park their cars at Memorial Stadium and walk to their homes on West Campus Road.
Hemenway disputes conflict between evolution, religion during radio show
October 5, 2005
Most people have no trouble balancing their beliefs in God and evolution, Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway said Tuesday.
City will waive all fares for T rides on Thursday
October 5, 2005
Area residents will have the opportunity to ride the city’s public transportation system for free on Thursday.
People in the news
October 5, 2005
¢ ‘Poet laureate of television’ Nipsey Russell dies at age 80 ¢ Paris Latsis has only kind words for ex-fiance Hilton ¢ Michael Jackson ventures back into court arena ¢ Jagger denies reports of rift over his girlfriend ¢ Britney Spears opens closet to help hurricane victims
Martha Stewart hits, misses with new shows
October 5, 2005
Martha Stewart’s postprison return to the media spotlight was supposed to be a blockbuster. But less than a month into the new television season, the domestic diva’s rehabilitation efforts are not attracting wide interest from viewers.
Nine charged with fraud in Katrina funds case
October 5, 2005
Nine people in the Bakersfield, Calif., area have been charged with wire fraud in a scheme that siphoned off Red Cross funds intended for victims of Hurricane Katrina, the FBI said Tuesday.
Retailer sues Wal-Mart over fashion designs
October 5, 2005
With a splashy fashion show and an advertising spread in September’s Vogue magazine, Wal-Mart lately is trumpeting its desire to be a contender for space in the closets of America’s style mavens.
Sunflower Broadband boosts download speed
October 5, 2005
Sunflower Broadband’s premium high-speed Internet service now is even faster.
U.S. Trustee certifies HCCI for counseling
October 5, 2005
Housing & Credit Counseling Inc. received federal certification Tuesday to provide counseling services that would meet requirements of new bankruptcy rules set to take effect Oct. 17.
Google, Sun to challenge Microsoft
October 5, 2005
Google Inc. took a step toward challenging Microsoft Corp.’s dominance in computer word-processing and spreadsheets with the announcement Tuesday of a software collaboration agreement with Sun Microsystems Inc.
Lynn Electric plugging into new markets
Contractor adds communications, maintenance units
October 5, 2005
George Grieb grew tired of watching Lawrence’s construction market slow, his regulatory costs increase and his business’ growth potential shrink.
Commodities
October 5, 2005
New York City questions its disaster preparedness
October 5, 2005
It’s coming, with skyscraper-rattling winds and a 30-foot storm surge that threatens to submerge Wall Street, flood the subways and turn Coney Island into a water park.
Congregant shoots fellow worshipper at synagogue
October 5, 2005
Solemn Rosh Hashana services being held in a storefront synagogue in west Boca Raton, Fla., to mark the Jewish New Year came to a shocking halt Tuesday afternoon when two feuding congregants walked outside and one shot the other twice in the chest at point blank range.
Generous city
October 5, 2005
To the editor: As the sponsors of the family from New Orleans that felt obliged to decline the city’s offer of refuge and instead to stay in Louisiana to assist other families of children with disabilities, we regret that they were unable to come to Lawrence.
Stop the killing
October 5, 2005
To the editor: Support our troops. Bring them home now.
Follow the facts
October 5, 2005
To the editor: I will respect the 11th grade class at Veritas Christian School by ignoring their age.
Media myth
October 5, 2005
To the editor: I wonder why many say the “liberal media” is printing nothing but “negative” stories about the war in Iraq.
Court nominee’s resume lacking
October 5, 2005
Senators beginning what ought to be a protracted and exacting scrutiny of Harriet Miers should be guided by three rules. First, it is not important that she be confirmed. Second, it might be very important that she not be. Third, the presumption - perhaps rebuttable but certainly in need of rebutting - should be that her nomination is not a defensible exercise of presidential deference to which senatorial discretion is due.
Take a pass
Lawrence and Douglas County don’t need to involve themselves with the Topeka mayor’s vision for a regional zoo.
October 5, 2005
Douglas County commissioners are smart not to jump onto the Topeka mayor’s bandwagon when it comes to planning for a regional zoo in Shawnee County.
No bargain
It’s only $4 a year, but charging everyone a fee for a service they never use still isn’t a bargain.
October 5, 2005
It’s a little hard to follow the logic of those who support adding a $4 annual fee to Kansas driver’s licenses to help raise money for state parks.
Wise gets game-winning goal for Tigers who escape Bullets 8-7
October 5, 2005
Two comebacks highlighted the 7U Tigers and Blue Bullets soccer match. The Tigers pulled through in the end to beat the Blue Bullets 8-7 Saturday at Youth Sports Inc.
Fireballs show unbeaten firepower in win
October 5, 2005
Cooler temperatures welcomed the Fireballs and Wakarusa Kids to the field for their Saturday afternoon game at Youth Sports Inc. The game was a tale of two halves with the Fireballs coming out on top, getting the 4-2 win.
Practice shows in Big Red Trucks’ 3-0 vicotry over the Kaws
October 5, 2005
The 14U Big Red Trucks had plenty of time to practice after early season rainouts, and that practice showed. The Big Red Trucks used their skills to beat the Kaws, 3-0, Saturday at Youth Sports Inc.
10U Force use passing attack to get past 12U Blue Thunder, 9-0
October 5, 2005
A sign of force was definitely shown by the U10 Kaw Valley Force on Saturday. The 10U Force easily beat the 12U Blue Thunder 9-0 at Youth Sports Inc.
Can conservatives trust Miers?
October 5, 2005
Ronald Reagan used a phrase in his dealings with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev: trust, but verify. Reagan’s point was that Gorbachev’s words sounded good, but that they must be tested to see whether he meant them. That standard should be applied to President Bush’s nomination of Harriet Miers to replace Sandra Day O’Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Daily ticker
October 5, 2005
Identity theft detection system can backfire
October 5, 2005
I am not myself these days. I don’t know who I am, but I am definitely not myself. A lady on the phone as much as told me so. This was after she had given me a test to prove that I am me. I failed.
Sunset Hill to celebrate 50th anniversary
October 5, 2005
Sunset Hill School, 901 Schwartz Road, will celebrate its 50th anniversary Thursday with an open house. A few hundred students, parents and alumni are expected to attend.
New uproar in education erupts
Conservative commissioner’s credentials questioned
October 5, 2005
The selection of Bob Corkins, a Lawrence man, to be the state’s new education commissioner prompted sputtering dismay or disbelief from some key policymakers.
College students can ward off illness with food safety
October 5, 2005
Students’ schedules are extremely varied when they hit college, and they often eat whenever and wherever it is convenient. So when it comes to safely preparing meals, you’re right, many college students simply don’t know what it takes to keep food safe.
South and Southwest battle for top spot
October 5, 2005
When the South Eagles and Southwest Grizzlies faced off Sunday at Youth Sports Inc., the battle on the gridiron wasn’t just for first place in the seventh-grade division. It was a little more personal than that. Several players from both squads were all teammates last year for the sixth-grade Gorillas.
Vote counting nearly complete in Afghanistan
October 5, 2005
Powerful warlords, a former Taliban commander and women’s activists were among the front-runners as vote counting drew to a close Tuesday in the first Afghan parliamentary elections in more than 30 years.
Sen. Hatch defends Miers’ nomination
October 5, 2005
One of the Senate’s senior conservatives, Republican Orrin Hatch, offered unconditional support Tuesday to Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers amid expressions of anxiety in some Republican quarters over her legal philosophy.
Turning points
Still a champion for peace and justice, Joan Baez reviews her musical journey
October 5, 2005
When Joan Baez was 15, she met Martin Luther King Jr.
New date set in Moon Bar fight
October 5, 2005
The man charged with punching former Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens made a brief court appearance Tuesday in Douglas County District Court.
Response outlined in event of bird flu
Bush says military could be used to enforce quarantine
October 5, 2005
Raising fears of a deadly flu pandemic, President Bush said Tuesday that he is considering the use of military troops to impose a quarantine in the event of an outbreak.
Firebirds solid at right time
FSHS ties for fourth; LHS doubles also ‘exciting’
October 5, 2005
In an effort to keep distractions to a minimum, Free State High girls tennis coach Jon Renberger doesn’t tell his players where they are seeded before their opening-round matches.
Commentary: No defense for lack of black coaches
October 5, 2005
The East Coast snoozed Saturday night as UCLA rallied for a 21-17 victory over Washington. But the 2 a.m. finish was notable on two counts.
Suspects sought in graffiti incident
October 5, 2005
Kansas University’s Office of Public Safety is investigating an incident regarding graffiti found on KU’s campus.
Father and son Marines return from Iraq to Kansas
Pair welcomed home by community
October 5, 2005
A father and son assigned to the same Marine unit for seven months of duty in Iraq have been welcomed home by hundreds of people in this northeast Kansas community.
Goalies’ play ends game in one-all tie
October 5, 2005
Strong goalkeeping and strategic defense summarized the play when the Dolphins clashed with the Monkeys in 13U soccer Saturday at Youth Sports Inc. Both teams used a swarming defense as the two teams ended the match fittingly locked 1-1.
Eagles outlast onslaught to beat Jayhawks
October 5, 2005
Coaches and parents in 7U coed soccer emphasize the importance of having fun, not worrying who wins or losses. If only the parents of the Eagles and Jayhawks could take their own advice as the two teams battled to a nail-biting finish.
Hurricanes win battle of undefeated teams
October 5, 2005
Perhaps the most anticipated match-up of the season took place Sunday as the last two undefeated division A teams, the Bulldogs and Hurricanes, hooked up for a classic encounter.
Rebels aggressive baserunning key to win
October 5, 2005
As the fall baseball season winds down, the 10U Rebels faced off against the Reds Friday night at Sport 2 Sport. While both teams got good early pitching from their starters, it was the Rebels who put together enough hits to outdistance themselves from a scrappy Reds team, 10-1.
Gorillas fast start propels team to 19-0 victory over Cardinals
October 5, 2005
The second- and third-grade Gorillas football team set the pace of the game during their opening drive. The Gorillas drove 65 yards on seven plays to score a touchdown on the way to defeating the Cardinals 19-0 Sunday at Youth Sports Inc.
Mussina masterful in Yankees’ victory
Cano’s three-run double powers New York past Los Angeles, 4-2
October 5, 2005
Mike Mussina’s elbow held up just fine, and rookie Robinson Cano provided all the offense New York needed with a huge hit in his postseason debut.
Related’ is just plain dated
October 5, 2005
I have seen the future of TV comedy, and it’s not “Related” (8 p.m., WB). This hour-long comedy comes with an impressive pedigree: Talent associated with both “Friends” and “Sex and the City” helped produce it. And that may be the problem.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
October 5, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.79 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
State to release plan on pandemic next week
October 5, 2005
Health officials said Tuesday that should a flu pandemic strike Douglas County or Kansas, plans are in place and they are prepared.
Medeco locks tops among home-security devices
October 5, 2005
An electronic home-security system is the single most effective way to deter a potential intruder. But it’s expensive, with some costing upward of $3,000 just for hardware and installation.
Westar: Rate proposals damaging
Utility would ‘struggle’ under customer groups’ options, CEO says
October 5, 2005
Westar Energy officials said recommendations from customer groups to decrease electric rates would force the state’s largest utility to “struggle for mere survival.”
Offensive launched at start of Ramadan
October 5, 2005
U.S. troops pushed through streets sown with bombs Tuesday in their biggest operation this year in western Iraq, seeking to retake three Euphrates River towns from al-Qaida insurgents. At least five U.S. service members have been killed in the fighting.
Horoscopes
October 5, 2005
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KSA Enforcers compete in Governor’s Cup
October 5, 2005
The KSA Enforces competed in the Governor’s Cup this weekend in Topeka.
Prospects take one from Home Plate
Price’s strong arm gets Prospects win in Saturday’s soggy contest
October 5, 2005
The 14U Prospects, who hadn’t played a baseball game in two weeks, hoped a light drizzle Saturday would be all that Mother Nature had in store for their afternoon game with Home Plate Baseball at Sport 2 Sport.