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Bobcats beat Braves, 17-14
September 2, 2005
The Basehor-Linwood Bobcats came out on top Friday night after taking out the Bonner-Springs Braves, 17-14, in Basehor.
Lansing routs Tonganoxie
September 2, 2005
The Lansing Lions beat the Tonganoxie Chieftains, 14-10, Friday in Lansing.
Cardinals clip Eagles
September 2, 2005
The Eudora Cardinals beat the Wellsville Eagles, 12-6, Friday at Laws Field in Eudora.
Lions get revenge with Pioneers
September 2, 2005
In a rematch from last year, the Lawrence High Lions defeated the Leavenworth Pioneers, 49-7, in their season opener Friday night at Haskell Stadium.
Kline warns of gasoline price gouging, charity scams
September 2, 2005
Atty. Gen. Phill Kline today said his office will aggressively investigate any allegations of gasoline price gouging or charity scams in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. “My office does not tolerate price gouging of any necessary commodity at any time, especially during time of national tragedy,” Kline said.
KU recruit Rush cleared to play for Jayhawks
03:35 p.m., September 2, 2005 Updated 07:13 p.m.
The Lawrence Journal-World has learned that Brandon Rush, a 6-6 guard, has been cleared to play for Kansas University by the NCAA Clearinghouse and rounds out what many experts consider to be the nation’s best college basketball recruiting class.
Slight chance of showers this morning
September 2, 2005
Scattered showers and thunderstorms were passing through northeast Kansas this morning, said Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist. “It looks like most of us stay dry, but we can’t rule out the chance for a morning shower,” Sayers said. “Odds are we stay dry here in Lawrence, Tonganoxie and Piper.”
Broken Flowers’ needs repair
September 2, 2005
When Bill Murray replaced Chevy Chase on “Saturday Night Live” in 1977, the move did not go over well with audiences. In fact, Murray was initially considered such a dull, awkward bomb that he appeared in a fake telethon sketch asking viewers to send in money to help him be funny.
Thousands flock to funeral of pilgrims killed in stampede
Violence erupts at protest march
September 2, 2005
Wailing over the coffins of loved ones Thursday, Shiites buried the nearly 1,000 victims of a stampede on a bridge while politicians and ordinary Iraqis demanded the government explain whether botched security controls may have played a part in the tragedy.
Stocks mixed as economic concerns intensify
September 2, 2005
Wall Street slogged through an uneven session Thursday, finishing mixed as investors grappled with troubling consumer spending patterns, slower growth from the manufacturing sector and the latest news of Hurricane Katrina’s damage.
Gas prices reach another record
Oil analyst expects market to remain volatile for weeks
September 2, 2005
Consumers had to suffer through yet another day with record retail gasoline prices on Thursday, and analysts said there’s no letup yet in sight.
KU student believes home destroyed
September 2, 2005
Pushed out by Hurricane Katrina, Rochelle James’ parents, three sisters, a brother and his wife, two nephews and her father’s ex-wife are now in a hotel in Greenville, Miss.
Anarchy, unrest fill city
Red Cross shelters full; 1.8 million without power
September 2, 2005
Federal and local authorities struggled Thursday to regain control of this ruined and lawless city, where tens of thousands of desperate refugees remained stranded with little hope of rescue and rapidly diminishing supplies of food and drinking water. “This is a desperate SOS,” New Orleans’ beleaguered mayor, Ray Nagin, said at one point in the day.
Sebelius deploys Guard
New Orleans: ‘Sos’
September 2, 2005
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Thursday deployed more than 120 Kansas National Guard soldiers to Louisiana to help in the recovery from Hurricane Katrina and took steps to prepare the state to receive storm refugees.
Patient who sought cancer treatment in Switzerland dies
September 2, 2005
Janice Pence, a Lawrence woman whose friends had been helping her raise money for cancer treatments in Switzerland, died early Thursday morning. She was 69.
School administrators get raises of at least 5 percent
Superintendent’s contract still under negotiation
September 2, 2005
All Lawrence public schools administrators received a raise of at least 5 percent for the 2005-06 school year, district officials announced Thursday.
Probation violations may land rapist in prison
September 2, 2005
For the past year, he’s been free on probation, cleaning up trash around the courthouse for community-service work, going to bars and occasionally staying at a homeless shelter.
Blood sought in Katrina’s wake
September 2, 2005
Lawrence resident Jennifer Means went to the Community Blood Center Thursday with no appointment - just the thought that her blood could help hurricane relief efforts.
Jurors end fifth day without Wittig verdict
September 2, 2005
Jurors in the federal fraud trial of former Westar Energy Inc. chief executive officer David Wittig and his chief lieutenant ended their fifth full day of deliberations Thursday without reaching a verdict.
Kream Keegan: KU wins, no tissue required
September 2, 2005
Surely, you’ve heard about the hopeless gambler on the wrong side of 10 consecutive football bets. He switched to wagering on basketball. Again, he lost 10 in a row. His luck got no better on baseball and he went 0 for 10. His friend tried to help him out of his losing streak.
KU student reports lewd conduct to police
September 2, 2005
A 20-year-old Kansas University student opened her door and found a man masturbating outside last Friday night.
Possible hazing incident investigated
September 2, 2005
Officials from the Sigma Nu Fraternity’s national headquarters were in town over the weekend to investigate a possible hazing allegation at the fraternity’s Kansas University chapter, according to Interfraternity Council President Scott Shorten.
Pump patrol
September 2, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.95 at Citgo at Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Aldrich, Muonelo to visit
September 2, 2005
The high school basketball recruiting guest list keeps growing for Late Night in the Phog, set for Oct. 14 at Allen Fieldhouse.
KU volleyball team tops UVSC
September 2, 2005
Junior Jana Correa had 15 kills, leading Kansas University’s volleyball squad to its third victory of the season, 3-1 over Utah Valley State on Thursday night in the BYU/UVSC Volleyball Challenge.
Eudora embarks on new approach
September 2, 2005
Eudora High football coach Gregg Webb has few questions about his offensive backfield at the outset of the 2005 season. Quarterback Kyle Brouhard returns after racking up more than 1,200 yards of total offense during his junior campaign, including more than 900 through the air.
Lions looking for redemption
September 2, 2005
One thing is certain: Lawrence High remembers. After posting 27 consecutive football victories over Sunflower League foe Leavenworth, it has been difficult for Lawrence players to forget about last season’s 20-14 season-opening loss to the Pioneers.
Hurricane hits home for QB
Displaced by flooding, Sheppard’s family to watch Wildcats play
September 2, 2005
Brian Sheppard wonders about his family’s home in suburban New Orleans. “I think our house may have anywhere from one to three feet of water in it,” said Sheppard, Baker University’s senior quarterback. “But we don’t know. We can’t get in.”
Little at stake for K.C., St. Louis
September 2, 2005
The Governor’s Cup series between the St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs usually isn’t a big deal, given that most of the games fall in the preseason.
Firebirds fierce
Murphy twins pile up offense in FSHS win
September 2, 2005
A double dose of the Murphy twins was too much for Shawnee Mission North. Tailback Brian Murphy ran for 146 yards and three touchdowns, and quarterback Ryan Murphy contributed 128 yards of offense as Free State High thumped the Indians, 27-9, in Sunflower League football Thursday night at Haskell Stadium.
Keegan: FSHS just fun to watch
September 2, 2005
If boredom suits you, don’t go anywhere near a Free State High football game. One thing the Firebirds won’t do is put you to sleep. Frustrate you at times by not being careful enough with the ball, sure. But bore you? Never.
Seabury soccer falls
September 2, 2005
Trailing 2-0 early in the second half, Seabury Academy’s soccer squad put extra pressure on Cameron on Thursday in the Barstow Invitational.
Lions tennis routed
September 2, 2005
Lauren Kelly and Laura Wilson teamed for the only Lawrence High victory in an 8-1 tennis loss Thursday to Blue Valley Northwest at the Lawrence Tennis Center.
ASU rolls
September 2, 2005
Freshman Keegan Herring rushed for 134 yards on 12 carries in the most prolific debut by a running back in Arizona State history and the 20th-ranked Sun Devils beat Temple, 63-16, in Thursday night’s season opener.
Fever sweep Liberty
Indiana gets revenge from 2002 defeat
September 2, 2005
Indiana’s Tamika Catchings and Natalie Williams knew what to expect from the playoff-tested New York Liberty.
Rogers, Barajas power Texas
September 2, 2005
Kenny Rogers is back in the win column. Rogers won for the first time since July 16, and Rod Barajas homered twice and drove in four runs to lead the Texas Rangers past the Kansas City Royals, 5-4, Thursday night.
Red Sox complete sweep of Devil Rays
September 2, 2005
The Boston Red Sox keep bashing the ball around Fenway Park, and now they’re getting some pitching, too.
Phils spill Mets, lead wild card
September 2, 2005
A day after rallying to beat Pedro Martinez, the Philadelphia Phillies took advantage of Tom Glavine’s defense and headed out of New York with the NL wild-card lead.
Owens, McNabb watch Eagles’ loss
September 2, 2005
Donovan McNabb watched from the press box, and Terrell Owens looked on from the bench as the New York Jets’ backups dominated the Philadelphia Eagles’ junior varsity in a 37-14 victory Thursday night.
Agassi stands tall at Open
Karlovic tumbles in second round
September 2, 2005
Andre Agassi stood 11 inches shorter than 6-foot-10 Croatian Ivo Karlovic, spun serves about 50 mph slower, and logged far fewer miles on court.
Branson supports ordinance sending pot offenders to municipal court
September 2, 2005
First-time drug offenders should be channeled through a treatment program rather than the district court system, Douglas County’s top prosecutor said Thursday.
Sisters remember KU experience
September 2, 2005
Four sisters from a small town in north-central Kansas grew up and embarked on four very different paths. The eldest is a judge. The youngest a bridge builder. One was a speech therapist. The other leads an art museum.
Abortion clinics: Court should cite Kline for contempt
September 2, 2005
Two abortion clinics are asking the Kansas Supreme Court to cite Atty. Gen. Phill Kline for contempt, accusing him of violating judicial orders in a case involving his attempts to gain access to their patient records.
London finally celebrates winning 2012 Olympic bid
September 2, 2005
Eight weeks after winning the 2012 Olympics, London finally celebrated. A day after London beat Paris, New York, Madrid and Moscow in the IOC vote on July 6, four suicide bombers killed 52 people in attacks on the British capital’s transit system. Olympic celebrations were put on hold.
Al-Qaida claims responsibility in attack
September 2, 2005
One of the four suicide attackers who bombed London’s transit system on July 7 made a dramatic farewell in a videotape broadcast Thursday that also included a warning of more bloodshed from al-Qaida’s No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri.
Mars rover sends back panoramic view
September 2, 2005
From a lofty perch atop a Martian hill, NASA’s Spirit rover has been taking in a commanding view of a vast horizon since completing a difficult climb to the summit late last month.
GOP releases witness list for Roberts hearing
September 2, 2005
Two members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, a former U.S. attorney general and the mayor of Juneau, Alaska, will be among people expected to speak in favor of Supreme Court nominee John Roberts’ candidacy at the Senate Judiciary Committee next week, officials said Thursday.
Volunteers have tough task waiting for them
September 2, 2005
Jane Blocher, executive director of the Douglas County Red Cross, said she had seen many e-mails about disasters from national Red Cross headquarters but never one like the message she received Thursday seeking volunteers to aid Hurricane Katrina victims.
Boeing Machinists vote to go on strike
September 2, 2005
Machinists at Boeing Co. voted overwhelmingly Thursday to strike, rejecting a three-year contract proposal their leaders had deemed “insulting.”
California Senate approves gay marriage bill
September 2, 2005
The state Senate approved legislation Thursday that would legalize same-sex marriage in California, a vote that makes the chamber the first legislative body in the country to approve a gay marriage bill.
Jerry Hall ads ‘Kept’ out of London Underground
September 2, 2005
Jerry Hall is in trouble below ground.
Kotter’ named most memorable TV teacher
September 2, 2005
Gabe Kaplan’s character on “Welcome Back, Kotter,” has been named the Most Memorable Teacher on Television by Inside TV magazine.
Simpson, Lachey to sing in 9-11 tribute for NFL
September 2, 2005
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey will sing “America the Beautiful” as part of a tribute by the National Football League to mark the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Boy reports stranger offered him candy
September 2, 2005
A 10-year-old boy told police a stranger approached him as he rode his bicycle in North Lawrence and asked him if he wanted candy.
Celebrity birthdays
September 2, 2005
Former Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth is 68. Football Hall-of-Famer Terry Bradshaw is 57. Tennis player Jimmy Connors is 53. Actor Keanu Reeves is 41. Actress Salma Hayek is 39.
Networks plan benefits for hurricane victims
September 2, 2005
NBC, MTV and its sister networks and BET are working on televised specials to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Final dates announced on Springsteen tour
September 2, 2005
Bruce Springsteen, no surprise, wraps up his second solo acoustic tour by going back where it all began: New Jersey.
Suspects in restaurant robbery arrested
September 2, 2005
Three men suspected of robbing a Sonic Drive-In in De Soto of $1,400 at gun point late Wednesday were arrested in Lenexa early Thursday, authorities said.
Lawrence Datebook
September 2, 2005
 
On the record
September 2, 2005
 
Amid carnage, Tulane student forced to transfer to KU
September 2, 2005
A week ago, Jennifer Raney felt ahead of the game. Her bags were packed and she was ready to embrace the hot southern climate, hospitality and distinctive culture of New Orleans.
Local residents have ties to disaster
September 2, 2005
The Rev. Jonathon Jensen, rector at Trinity Episcopal Church, served at Christ Church Cathedral in New Orleans from 1998 to 2002. He said judging by news reports, he was almost certain the cathedral was flooded. The cathedral had been completing extensive renovations in preparation for its bicentennial celebration.
Lawrence to adopt family of hurricane victims
September 2, 2005
While Lawrence resident Sarah St. John watched scenes of destruction and despondent families left by Hurricane Katrina, a thought kept racing through her mind.
Hurricane to be topic of broadcast
September 2, 2005
Jane Blocher, director of the Douglas County Red Cross, will talk about efforts to assist Gulf Coast residents on today’s edition of “Journal-World Radio.”
This Weekend’s Highlights
September 2, 2005
 
Born in the U.S.A.: fight clubs, gay rodeos
September 2, 2005
Reporter Charlie LeDuff spends quality time with a number of curious subcultures in the new series “Only in America” (9 p.m., Discovery Times). Of course, it depends on how you define quality time.
Late summer tunes from Hancock, Stuart
September 2, 2005
Call it the Carlos Santana effect. On Herbie Hancock’s latest, the legendary pianist goes for a jazz-minded take on the lucrative combination of old legend and young talent.
Best Bets
September 2, 2005
 
Saddam trial to begin after constitution vote
September 2, 2005
Iraqi authorities plan to put Saddam Hussein on trial within five days after the Oct. 15 referendum on the new constitution, an official close to the proceedings said Thursday.
Gladly taxed
September 2, 2005
To the editor: I am more than happy to pay $5 more per month to help fund the schools. I hope some of that money makes its way to funding underfunded art and music activities.
Swaying opinion?
September 2, 2005
To the editor: It has come as quite a shock that the state of Kansas has the ability to degrade Kansas University’s standing in the eyes of the science community throughout the entire country.
Homeless policy
September 2, 2005
To the editor: In response to Mary Siegrist’s public forum letter “Progress?” (Journal-World, Aug. 24): I have been a private housing provider in Lawrence for over 30 years. Today, we are awash with vacant/available rental properties, individual tenant rents are lower than ever, and numerous non-profit facilities serve the housing needs of special populations including two publicly promoted overnight shelters (the Salvation Army and the Lawrence Open Shelter).
Darker side
The “Big Easy” is in big trouble.
September 2, 2005
It’s both frightening and disheartening to hear news of violent outbreaks and lawless behavior in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Former KU prof shares armadillo info
September 2, 2005
I was considerably interested in the recent article (Aug. 20) by Mike Belt and Alicia Henrikson in the Journal-World about armadillos and their invasion of Kansas. Fifty-seven years ago I was living in Leesville, La., employed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and part of my official duties consisted of studying armadillos.
Campaign loopholes widen
September 2, 2005
Despite what you may have heard, it’s not true that Democrats and Republicans in Washington can’t agree on anything. In July, they united in passing a $286 billion transportation bill that busted through President Bush’s supposed spending ceiling and provided goodies that almost every member of Congress could brag about at home.
Shoe retailers report strong August sales
September 2, 2005
Children and their parents waited until later than usual this year before heading to the store to buy some new shoes for school, two shoe retailers said Thursday.
Old personal bankruptcy filing likely to affect interest rate on loan
September 2, 2005
I am a stay-at-home dad who went through a personal bankruptcy around 2003. Our house is held in my wife’s name only. We want to refinance before rates go up again, so any advice you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
K.C. Board of Trade to expand trading time
September 2, 2005
The Kansas City Board of Trade, which tracks agricultural trade futures, said it would expand its trading hours beginning Oct. 9 in response to a similar move from its counterpart in Chicago.
Mortgage rates drop
September 2, 2005
Rates on 30-year mortgages declined for a third consecutive week as bond investors worried that Hurricane Katrina and soaring energy prices will slow the economy.
H&R Block posts first-quarter loss
September 2, 2005
H&R Block Inc. on Thursday said it narrowed its first-quarter loss through a combination of higher mortgage loan originations and better performance in its business accounting and investment service sectors.
Commodities
September 2, 2005
 
Midwest economic index up in August
September 2, 2005
The Mid-America region’s overall economic index rose in August despite higher gas and oil prices causing a drop in confidence, a monthly survey of the region’s supply managers and business leaders suggests.
Area football capsules
September 2, 2005
Kickoff for all games is 7 p.m.
Dog Stock collars area bands
September 2, 2005
One of Randy Long’s burly pet Akitas loves it when Pink Floyd is played on the stereo. She’ll situate herself directly between his Bose 901 speakers and lay on her back with all four paws in the air to the strains of “Wish You Were Here.”
Ghosty story
Lawrence rock act readies for national stage
September 2, 2005
Andrew Connor can be seen jogging the streets of Lawrence as often as anchoring the stages of the city’s music venues. The singer-guitarist is currently preparing for the Chicago Marathon. He’s deep into an 18-week program for the Oct. 9 race that involves four days a week of running and cross-training.
Mangino: KU can make run in North
Gordon, Jayhawks’ impact senior class must ‘step up’ in 2005
September 2, 2005
The most-asked question of the summer was fired at Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino a thousand different ways. Mangino was prepared to answer it, eventually.
FSHS tennis second
September 2, 2005
Meghan Bock and Lauren Kimball teamed to go 3-0 at No. 2 doubles as the Free State High girls tennis team finished second at the Junction City quadrangular. Andrea Koch finished 2-1 at No. 1 singles for the Firebirds.
LHS soccer wins
September 2, 2005
Baba Diallo scored a goal midway through the first half, and goalkeeper Colin Flanders made it stand up as Lawrence High opened its soccer season Thursday with a 1-0 shutout of Manhattan.
Israel making new friends after Gaza pullout
September 2, 2005
Israel hailed a diplomatic breakthrough Thursday with Pakistan as the first fruit of its Gaza pullout and a harbinger of warmer ties with other Muslim nations, after the first public meeting between the foreign ministers of the two countries.
Remains belong to woman last seen in ‘73
September 2, 2005
The remains of a woman who disappeared 32 years ago will be buried Sunday in the Dance Ground Cemetery west of Mayetta.
Special delivery
Move over Bond; Frank Martin is the next stylish gunslinger
September 2, 2005
A new Bond? Who cares? Who needs Bond? We’ve got “The Transporter.”
Judicial review supports democracy
September 2, 2005
Debate about the role of judges in American governance is a hardy perennial, arising from the tension between judicial review - the invalidation of laws enacted by elected representatives - and popular government.
Dawson making KU lean, mean
Jayhawk football strength coach’s tough love gaining following of strong, flexible players
September 2, 2005
Everywhere his eyes take him in the Anderson Family Strength and Conditioning Center, Kansas University offensive lineman Scott Haverkamp sees something that makes all the grunting and groaning seem worthwhile.
Court shooting suspect may use insanity defense
September 2, 2005
Attorneys for accused courthouse gunman Brian Nichols asked prosecutors to turn over any records that may show he was mentally or emotionally disturbed when he allegedly killed a judge and three others.
Man wanted for murder found dead
September 2, 2005
A man wanted on murder charges apparently shot himself to death Thursday during a standoff with police.
Arts & Entertainment Calendar
September 2, 2005
 
Alison Krauss earns 14 bluegrass nominations
September 2, 2005
Alison Krauss & Union Station received 14 Bluegrass Music Awards nominations Tuesday, including entertainer of the year. Rhonda Vincent and her band The Rage garnered eight nominations, and Doyle Lawson and his group Quicksilver got seven.
HyVee punted
September 2, 2005
To the editor: Perkinized - no more football tickets through HyVee! At least it will make room for fountains in the end zone. Thanks, HyVee, for your past support.
Horoscopes
September 2, 2005