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Three emerge as contenders for Greenspan’s position
September 4, 2005
One of them worked at Disney World. Another was so apolitical that his colleagues were shocked to discover he was a Republican.
Faces and places
September 4, 2005
K-State survives
RB Clayton scores twice for Wildcats
September 4, 2005
The sideline cracks of “Darren who?” were in jest, of course. Thomas Clayton knew that. But after spending last season as a backup to Kansas State’s leading career rusher, Darren Sproles, Clayton had hoped to prove himself worthy of the starting role he won this summer.
TCU stifles Peterson, shocks OU
September 4, 2005
His ankle injured and his team defeated, Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson had few words to explain what had just happened.
Dietary products can be harmful
Supplements can’t replace good diet, professor says
September 4, 2005
Consumers can be confused by the loads of often conflicting information that exists about dietary supplements such as vitamins, minerals and herbals.
First-time dads learn parenting basics
September 4, 2005
Expectant first-time father Jay Forbis joked about his inexperience with child rearing at a new parenting class for dads at St. Marys Health Center here.
Horoscopes
September 4, 2005
For Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005
Spencer Museum pays homage to work and the people who do it
September 4, 2005
One reason the comic strip Dilbert enjoys so much success is that anyone who’s ever worked in an office can relate to the nonsense of overbearing bosses, patronizing IT guys and annoying cubicle mates.
A mother remembers
September 4, 2005
Thirty years ago, she was a household name.
Book of medical trivia blends the humerus with the humorous
September 4, 2005
If you’ve ever wondered what happens when you swallow chewing gum, why some navels are “innies” while others are “outies,” or whether you can catch a cold from wintry weather, wonder no more.
Firebirds’ Valencia wins Wichita meet
September 4, 2005
Free State High’s Alysha Valencia claimed first place Saturday in the Wichita Carroll cross country invitational, leading the Firebirds to a fourth-place team finish.
Notebook
September 4, 2005
Kansas University freshman quarterback Kerry Meier did not suit up with the team because of an undisclosed medical issue. He won’t be a candidate to play next week, either.
Walk-on Foster turns heads
September 4, 2005
Call it a doozy of a way to start a college career. Jeff Foster can’t disagree.
Back in Lawrence, nurse recounts ordeal
Caregiver made to stay at hospital for days amid chaos and violence
September 4, 2005
While working near hurricane-ravaged New Orleans last week, Corinne Zimmers witnessed something that went against her instincts as a longtime emergency room nurse: a patient being shown the door into chaos.
Detecting a housing bubble isn’t easy
September 4, 2005
The experts can’t decide whether there’s a housing bubble or not.
Next Fed chair faces uncertain economic times
September 4, 2005
Whoever replaces Alan Greenspan as Fed chairman will have to navigate the economy through so many uncharted and dangerous waters, it’s a wonder anyone wants the job.
In the house of debt
Borrowing leaves Americans vulnerable
September 4, 2005
Buy now, pay later: It’s been the mantra of American consumers for decades. The results are obvious in the ballooning balances on credit cards and mortgage loans, and in the mushrooming U.S. trade deficit, which reflects the nation’s nearly insatiable appetite for cheap, imported goods.
Forces intensify offensive in rebel-infested city
September 4, 2005
Insurgents killed 19 Iraqi security forces Saturday in clashes around Baqouba, while U.S. and Iraqi forces intensified an offensive in a city that the Americans subdued last year - only to have the Iraqis lose control.
Swarming doves in Mexico make for hunter’s dream
September 4, 2005
Riding a hot, dusty wind, the white-winged doves came in swarms. There was seldom a time during the three-hour afternoon hunt when there were no doves in sight.
Katrina’s lessons on security, dependence
Nation with many choke points must show its resilience
September 4, 2005
It was, everyone agreed, a lovely summer. Here in the East, a warm sun filled the long days, and if the lawns seemed a little tawny and dry, it was a small price to pay; the rest of life was painted in brilliant hues and crowded with the delighted yelps from the shore, lakesides and mountains.
Best sellers
September 4, 2005
Staggering death toll expected
Survivors leave city to the dying
September 4, 2005
Thousands more bedraggled refugees were bused to salvation Saturday, leaving the city of New Orleans to the dead and dying, the elderly and frail stranded too many days without food, water or medical care.
Lawrence datebook
September 4, 2005
Poet’s showcase
September 4, 2005
Riley leads LHS runners to second-place finish
September 4, 2005
Senior Matt Riley finished seventh out of 74 finishers with a time of 17 minutes, 35 seconds to lead the Lawrence High boys cross country team to a second-place finish Saturday at the Manhattan High Invitational.
Native roots
American Indians infuse contemporary art with tribal traditions
September 4, 2005
The entire reservation had gathered to wait. They stood in silence - children, mothers, fathers, elders - on parched, unyielding dirt. The Arizona heat danced in waves on the horizon.
Quarterback’s injury costly for Wildcats
September 4, 2005
Brian Sheppard was on a Peyton Manning pace.
Houston ousts defending champs
September 4, 2005
Sheryl Swoopes scored 14 points and finished with a triple-double, and the Houston Comets beat Seattle, 75-58, Saturday to knock the defending WNBA champions out of the playoffs in the first round.
Haskell trounces Trinity, 50-0
September 4, 2005
Kaleb Harris threw for three touchdowns, and Marcus Benally ran for two scores as Haskell Indian Nations University thumped Trinity Bible College, 50-0, Saturday in the football opener for both teams.
KU cross country tip-top at Rim Rock
September 4, 2005
It may be loved by many and hated by a few, but one thing is certain: Rim Rock Farm has become home to all who run for Kansas University.
Two ex-Jayhawks cut
September 4, 2005
Two former Kansas University football players were released Saturday as NFL teams made their final cuts. Three-year veteran defensive end Ron Warner was sliced by the Washington Redskins, and rookie free-agent fullback Austine Nwabuisi was let go by the New York Jets. However, Brandon Rideau, an undrafted free-agent wide receiver, made the roster of the Cleveland Browns, as did linebacker David McMillan, the club’s fifth-round draft choice.
How they scored
September 4, 2005
Commentary: It’s not about money for Owls
September 4, 2005
Never mind the money. The paycheck is for bean-counters, anyway.
Jayhawks happy to have recruit Rush in fold
September 4, 2005
Micah Downs has watched the newest addition to Kansas University’s men’s basketball team compete on the summer youth-basketball circuit and in pick-up games.
Keegan: Luke clearly top QB
September 4, 2005
The Adam Barmann Era surely ended Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. The Jayhawks are fortunate their season didn’t die with it.
Owls: ‘It looked like we belonged’
September 4, 2005
A 47-year coaching veteran, Howard Schnellenberger knows a “valiant effort” when he sees one.
Whew! KU survives
Jayhawks struggle, but get opening win
September 4, 2005
If the Kansas University football team truly wants to throw its hat in the ring and contend for postseason play this fall, there are some serious jagged edges to smooth out. And quick.
Chief Justice Rehnquist dies at 80
September 4, 2005
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist died Saturday evening at his home in suburban Virginia, said Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg.
Sunflower Broadband to raise relief funds
September 4, 2005
conjunction with the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army, is raising funds for relief for Hurricane Katrina victims.
Sexual predator still without residence
State wants offender to live in group home near Lawrence
September 4, 2005
The state still plans to find a home near Lawrence for an aging sexual predator.
Midland Railfest takes enthusiasts on historic ride
September 4, 2005
Today and Monday, railroad enthusiasts can board a train in Baldwin that will take them back in time.
What are you reading?
September 4, 2005
KDOT could file lawsuit over trafficway
Groups that oppose project through wetlands would be forced to make case in court
September 4, 2005
The Kansas Department of Transportation could file a lawsuit by the end of this year to resolve legal questions that have stalled completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Quality of new, restored wetlands center of debate
Diversity hard to recapture, critics say
September 4, 2005
Five years ago, the field south of Eagle Bend Golf Course in the shadow of Clinton Lake was abandoned cropland, empty and muddy.
Organ recital planned this month in Topeka
September 4, 2005
The Topeka Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and Grace Cathedral’s “Great Spaces Music Series” is pleased to present organ recitalist Frederick Hohman at Grace Episcopal Cathedral.
Martin: Speak up about prescriptions’ side effects
September 4, 2005
A litter of cats was born in my basement. They’ve grown from blind lumps the size of gherkin pickles to scampering attack kitties. When they wear out their mother and me, we steal upstairs.
The Motley Fool
September 4, 2005
¢ Name that company ¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Day trading ¢ Domino’s run ¢ Sleeping on it ¢ IRA losses
Internet offers resources on Roth IRAs
September 4, 2005
Job seekers older than 50 finding market can be tough
Experts offer interview tips
September 4, 2005
Nobody will say it to your face - but if you’re job hunting and you’re over 50, beware.
Bankruptcies
September 4, 2005
Survey: Employees say companies lack loyalty
September 4, 2005
How’s your morale at work?
Tips on weathering rising gas prices, rates
September 4, 2005
The surge in crude oil and gasoline prices during the past few weeks has been accompanied by an equally formidable budget pincher: rising interest rates. This veritable one-two punch is enough to make even the most fiscally prudent squeal.
Poll: Nearly half of employees to labor on holiday
September 4, 2005
For some Americans, Labor Day isn’t so much about relaxing from hard work as it is about laboring - at least a little - to keep up with that hard work, according to a new poll.
Lost Sea a jewel among show caves
Tennessee cavern features world’s second-largest underground lake
September 4, 2005
When a 13-year-old boy discovered what is now the world’s second-largest underground lake, he had to crawl through a muddy hole deep inside a cave and throw balls of dirt into the dark to discern how big the room of water was.
Calendar
September 4, 2005
Ham radios used in emergency situations
Department of Homeland Security recognizes importance of amateurs
September 4, 2005
Amateur radio just isn’t what it used to be.
Theater worker reflects on 50 years of projecting films
September 4, 2005
Gary Chrisbens considers 1939 to be the most magnificent year for movies.
Carpenter wins No. 20 in complete-game effort
Clemens leaves pitchers duel early after tweaking hamstring
September 4, 2005
Chris Carpenter became baseball’s first 20-game winner this season, and the St. Louis Cardinals took advantage of Roger Clemens’ injury to beat the Houston Astros, 4-2, Saturday night.
Small comes up big for Yankees
With Mussina injured, replacement tosses shutout against A’s
September 4, 2005
Aaron Small replaced injured Mike Mussina and pitched his first career shutout, and Jason Giambi hit a three-run homer to help the New York Yankees move back into a tie for the AL wild-card lead with a 7-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday.
Blake shocks No. 2 seed Nadal
Seventh-seeded Agassi reaches fourth round in four sets
September 4, 2005
Misfortune’s victim for so long, James Blake punctuated the Hollywood-like turnaround of his life and career by upsetting French Open champion Rafael Nadal on Saturday at the U.S. Open.
K.C. deals linebacker Fujita to Dallas
September 4, 2005
The Kansas City Chiefs traded linebacker Scott Fujita, their leading tackler the past two years, to the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday for a sixth-round draft choice and a conditional 2007 pick.
Early birds rule the roost
Jayhawk football fans have tailgating intricacies down to a science
September 4, 2005
At 9 a.m., more than nine hours before kickoff, most Lawrence residents probably were just getting out of bed or drinking their morning coffee.
Dominguez dominates in Texas triumph
September 4, 2005
Juan Dominguez is close to securing a spot in the Texas Rangers’ rotation for next season.
No. 3 Tennessee barely holds off UAB
September 4, 2005
The Tennessee Volunteers looked far from the third-best team in the country Saturday.
Georgia’s new QB stellar in rout of Boise State
September 4, 2005
D.J. Shockley sat around four years waiting to become Georgia’s No. 1 quarterback, which gave him plenty of time to dream big.
USC shows no signs of slowing
September 4, 2005
Matt Leinart and Southern California played as though the Orange Bowl never ended.
Pitt State routs Fort Hays; ESU falls to Winona
September 4, 2005
Germaine Race rushed for 183 yards and two touchdowns as Pittsburg State beat Fort Hays State, 58-7, on Saturday night.
Herbal retreat focuses on women’s health
September 4, 2005
A “Women’s Herbal Retreat” is being offered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 17 at Prairie Lake in Holton.
Are youths pushing their limits?
Not according to experts, lifting weights beneficial
September 4, 2005
So your pee-wee wants to lift weights to get in shape for football. Or to stay fit. Or to have fun. Whatever the reason, it seems that children younger than 14 are becoming more active, particularly in regard to building muscle through weight training.
Eating lessons from babies
Youngsters know when they’re full, hungry
September 4, 2005
Babies are impressively disciplined eaters. When their stomachs growl, they demand food. When they’re satisfied, they stop. Force the issue and they swat away the offering with annoyance.
U.S. lawmakers: N. Korea ready to resume talks
September 4, 2005
Two U.S. lawmakers who visited North Korea said Saturday that Pyongyang appears ready to return to disarmament talks as promised the week of Sept. 12, but still wants a nuclear reactor - a key sticking point.
Three suspects released in missing teen case
September 4, 2005
All three suspects in the disappearance of an Alabama teenager were released from jail Saturday in a setback for the prosecution and the biggest blow yet to Natalee Holloway’s family.
Chirac hospitalized with blood vessel problem
September 4, 2005
French President Jacques Chirac has been hospitalized after suffering a blood vessel problem in his eye, the prime minister said Saturday.
Abbas says peace talks should resume immediately
September 4, 2005
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday said Mideast peace talks should resume immediately after Israel completes its Gaza withdrawal and expressed hope that a Palestinian state will be established by next year.
Judges deny hearing on late-term abortion ban
September 4, 2005
A federal appeals court Friday denied a request by Virginia’s attorney general to rehear a case challenging a state law banning a type of late-term abortion.
Toddler going home after six-organ transplant
September 4, 2005
A Japanese toddler is going home nine months after undergoing a six-organ transplant that could not be done in his country because donated organs are not available for young children.
Small plane crashes into post office, killing pilot
September 4, 2005
A small plane crashed into a post office building near Teterboro Airport late Friday, killing the pilot and injuring a passenger, authorities said.
Supporters, critics alike say Roberts on track for confirmation
September 4, 2005
John Roberts is on track for a seat on the Supreme Court barring a misstep at hearings beginning Tuesday, according to supporters and critics who say the coming confirmation debate will test Senate Democrats as well as the nominee.
Report: Government secrecy expanding
September 4, 2005
The government is withholding more information than ever from the public and expanding ways of shrouding data. Last year, federal agencies spent a record $148 creating and storing new secrets for each $1 spent declassifying old secrets, a coalition of watchdog groups reported Saturday.
Strike forces Machinists to eye savings accounts
September 4, 2005
As Boeing Machinists entered their second day on strike, some with comfortably padded savings say they are prepared for a long haul while others are wondering how they will pay the bills if they are off the job for long.
People in the news
September 4, 2005
¢ ‘Blondie’ comic strip celebrates 75th anniversary ¢ Actress proves poker prowess wasn’t just beginner’s luck ¢ Model-turned-bounty hunter died of painkiller overdose ¢ Queen of Jordan commended for her women’s right work ¢ Rumsfeld cancels ‘Late Show’ appearance
Rapper goes unscripted during relief concert
September 4, 2005
A celebrity telethon for Hurricane Katrina survivors took an unexpected turn when outspoken rapper Kanye West went off script during the live broadcast, declaring America is set up “to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off as slow as possible.”
At least 12 killed in high-rise apartment fire
September 4, 2005
A suspected arson fire tore through a recently renovated high-rise apartment building south of Paris early this morning, killing at least 12 people and injuring 16, a local official said.
Fireworks explosion kills seven, injures four
September 4, 2005
Fireworks stored at a building that also illicitly sold gasoline exploded on Saturday, killing seven people and injuring four, officials said.
U.N. inquirer invited to probe murder
September 4, 2005
Under intense pressure to cooperate with a U.N. probe, Syria on Saturday invited the chief U.N. envoy investigating the assassination of former Lebanese Premier Rafik Hariri to visit Damascus and meet with Syrian authorities.
One dies in crash
September 4, 2005
A vehicle crash killed at least one person Saturday afternoon on Kansas Highway 16 near McLouth.
On the record
September 4, 2005
Kansan a citizen diplomat between China and U.S.
September 4, 2005
China isn’t quite ready to challenge America for economic pre-eminence in the world, Tanya Dorf says, but it’s getting close.
Families mark anniversary of school massacre
Explosions, gunfire killed 331 in gymnasium
September 4, 2005
Thousands of anguished residents of the small town of Beslan on Saturday marked the anniversary of one of Russia’s deadliest terrorist attacks with white doves rising into the air, the tolling of bells, and tears.
Judge allows use of videotaped confession in 1968 Navy killing
September 4, 2005
A videotaped confession from a man charged with killing a shipmate in 1968 aboard a Navy vessel can be used in his trial later this month, a federal judge ruled Friday.
Lawrence commuter report
September 4, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Former lieutenant governor dies at 83
September 4, 2005
Jack D. Walker, the lieutenant governor during the Mike Hayden administration, has died at age 83.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
September 4, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.05 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Family of 10 refugees welcomed in Atchison
September 4, 2005
Residents of Atchison are assisting a family of New Orleans refugees who arrived in their town Friday after losing their homes to Hurricane Katrina last week.
First U.S. detection of citrus tree disease
September 4, 2005
A plant illness that could endanger Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry has been found for the first time in the United States, agriculture officials said Friday.
Big time ‘Plans’
With new album on major label, Death Cab for Cutie out to prove nice guys can finish first in rock ‘n’ roll
September 4, 2005
The sensitive, polite, nice guys who are Death Cab for Cutie were reared in the Seattle area during the heyday of grunge.
Pheasant habitat receives upgrade
September 4, 2005
The Post Rock Ringnecks Chapter of Pheasants Forever in Lincoln County has completed several habitat improvement projects this year.
Deer season to open soon
September 4, 2005
Two deer seasons will open this month - muzzleloader season (Sept. 10-23) and youth/disabled (Sept. 24-25).
Oil profiteers
September 4, 2005
To the editor: I can imagine the oil company execs right now.
Bad idea
September 4, 2005
To the editor: Century School students are painting a mural as a school project!
Abandon city
September 4, 2005
I have to say some harsh words. I could condemn those who weren’t better-prepared to help the Gulf Coast people. Instead I want to say harsh words about what we should do after we rescue the living and bury the dead.
Constitution a shield from tyranny of majority
September 4, 2005
New York Sen. Charles Schumer, a member of the Judiciary Committee and an author of the Democrats’ catechism regarding constitutional reasoning, soon will be questioning John Roberts. Herewith some questions someone should ask Schumer: Does Congress have the power to require Americans to floss after brushing their teeth? Or to regulate the amount of homework children do each night?
Magnified president overpowers Congress
September 4, 2005
It took almost no time for President Bush to put his stamp on the national response to the tragedy that has befallen New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, a reminder that modern communications have reshaped the constitutional division of powers in our government in ways that the Founding Fathers never could have imagined.
Drinking problem
Administrators need to take stricter measures against intoxicated students at school events.
September 4, 2005
How many students are intoxicated when they come to high school dances?
Nature defies human order
September 4, 2005
When I look at nature running riot outside my door, the last thing that comes to mind is “intelligent design.” Malevolent design seems more like it.
Lawrence residents donating time, money to relief effort
September 4, 2005
Lawrence area residents are opening their wallets this Labor Day weekend and doing what they can to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Tony-winning ‘Avenue Q’ prepares to debut in Las Vegas
September 4, 2005
Playwright Jeff Whitty was leery when he learned his Broadway hit, “Avenue Q,” would bypass a national tour and head west to the Wynn Las Vegas megaresort.