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Lions roll in opener
September 5, 2005
No prep football team in the area opened its season like the Lawrence Lions. On Friday, Dirk Wedd’s team racked up 458 rushing yards while attempting only one pass.
Horoscopes
September 5, 2005
For Monday, Sept. 5
Homestead gets historic status
Douglas County site recognized as significant example of housing from 1800s
September 5, 2005
The homestead of a Douglas County settler who fought in the Battle of Black Jack near Baldwin received a spot on the Register of Historic Kansas Places last week.
More dieters turning to hypnosis as last ditch effort to spur weight loss
September 5, 2005
Imagine a world where chocolate cake holds no temptation, where celery is an indulgence and food cravings float away in a balloon. Now open your eyes to the trancelike world of Americans who are turning to hypnosis to drop extra poundage.
Saints looking for a home
September 5, 2005
Forced to find a new place to play their home games, the New Orleans Saints would prefer to play close to home.
Cub Scout Pack looking for leaders
Douglas County group will serve low-income youths
September 5, 2005
Leaders are needed for a Cub Scout Pack serving low income youths in Douglas County.
Lawrence datebook
September 5, 2005
KU freshman Wright says layoff tough to take
September 5, 2005
It pained outgoing, energetic Kansas University basketball freshman Julian Wright to sit quietly on the sidelines and watch his teammates compete in pick-up games during August.
Unusual labors of love
Holiday honoring working people finds a few with unique passions
September 5, 2005
Richard Renner would prefer not to eat fire, but “I’ll do it if I have to,” he says.
College guide books give KU good grades
September 5, 2005
Despite its slide in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, Kansas University fares well in two new books designed to guide high school students to good colleges.
All roads lead to Roman engineering marvel
September 5, 2005
Bricks and mortar make an interesting mix with intrigue and cruelty in the special “Rome: Engineering an Empire” (8 p.m., History). Rome was not the first, or last, military force to employ superior technology to intimidate an enemy with “shock and awe.” A decade before Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon, he had his engineers build a bridge over the troubled waters of the Rhine, separating Roman Gaul from hostile Germanic tribes.
Saddam’s defense says it won’t have enough time to prepare
September 5, 2005
Saddam Hussein’s defense team complained Sunday it will not have enough time to prepare for his trial as the government officially set Oct. 19 for the start of proceedings that could end with the execution of Iraq’s former dictator.
Venus ties up sibling-rivalry series
Older sister wins in straight sets to move on at U.S. Open
September 5, 2005
Far from a family feud, matches between Venus and Serena Williams create a family crisis.
Garland’s gem gives him 17
Stuck on 16 for a month, Sox hurler throws shutout
September 5, 2005
Jon Garland finally earned his elusive 17th victory. Now he says his next goal isn’t reaching 20 wins, it’s helping the Chicago White Sox make a final push to the playoffs.
Huskers lose linebacker
September 5, 2005
Surgery was scheduled Sunday for Nebraska weakside linebacker Steve Octavien, who will miss the rest of the season after breaking a leg in the Cornhuskers’ football victory over Maine.
National Guard sends medical unit to Mississippi
September 5, 2005
It was only three months ago that a new, revolutionary portable medical unit was delivered to the Kansas Air National Guard’s 190th Air Refueling Wing in Topeka.
Memorabilia offered up to save aircraft
K.C. man wants to help get Connie flying again
September 5, 2005
A Kansas City man who has spent his life and thousands of dollars buying airline memorabilia will donate part of his collection to raise money to get a beloved aircraft flying again.
Resilient New Orleans will dance again
September 5, 2005
It has always had my heart in a box.
Police ready for protests as Arroyo debate nears
September 5, 2005
Philippine police went on alert Sunday ahead of expected anti-government protests and a stormy debate by lawmakers who are to decide this week on the fate of impeachment charges against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
Police detain dozens of pro-democracy protesters
September 5, 2005
Police fired tear gas and used bamboo batons to stop pro-democracy demonstrators from marching into the capital’s center Sunday, arresting a former prime minister and dozens of other protesters.
Pope prays for hurricane, bridge stampede victims
September 5, 2005
Pope Benedict XVI offered his prayers Sunday to the victims of Hurricane Katrina and his blessings to those helping the recovery.
Jet crashes, killing at least 60 people
September 5, 2005
An Indonesian jetliner crashed in a residential neighborhood in the city of Medan shortly after takeoff today and burst into flames, killing at least 60 people, a doctor said.
Sense of crisis growing over summit
September 5, 2005
There is a growing sense of crisis as the United Nations prepares for history’s biggest gathering of world leaders next week.
U.N. urges staff to leave ahead of Afghan elections
September 5, 2005
The United Nations has encouraged some nonessential staff to leave Afghanistan amid security concerns ahead of Sept. 18 elections, and the government warned aid workers Sunday that they are likely targets after a string of assaults on foreigners.
Firefighters pelted with stones at site of deadly apartment fire
September 5, 2005
Firefighters treating survivors at a housing project fire that killed 15 people Sunday were pelted with stones by youths complaining of a tardy response, in what the mayor called a “night of horror.”
Report: Stem cells can acquire mutations
September 5, 2005
Human embryonic stem cells, treasured by researchers because of their potential to help rejuvenate ailing organs, do not remain as ageless and unblemished as scientists once thought, according to a new research report.
Hurricane Maria forms over open Atlantic
September 5, 2005
The fifth hurricane of an already deadly season developed in the open Atlantic Sunday, growing stronger as it moved over warm water but on a course expected to keep it away from land.
Critics say libraries shouldn’t use tax money for Spanish-language materials
September 5, 2005
As the Spanish-speaking population has grown in the United States, libraries have tried to keep pace by stocking up on books, magazines and movies.
Kyle Busch wins first Nextel Cup race
Rookie driver takes checkered flag at California Speedway; Montoya first at F1 Italian Grand Prix
September 5, 2005
Kyle Busch raced to his first Nextel Cup victory Sunday night in a race that went to overtime and scrambled the bottom of the top 10 in the point standings with only one more event left before the start of the NASCAR playoff.
Nationals tickled after victory
Loaiza’s 128-pitch masterpiece keeps Washington in thick of wild-card race
September 5, 2005
Esteban Loaiza threw a 92 mph fastball past Pat Burrell on his 128th and final pitch Sunday, then crouched and pumped his right fist twice.
Rice mulls retirement
September 5, 2005
Jerry Rice might have played his last down in the NFL.
Blasting regulations to be considered
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets
September 5, 2005
City commissioners will consider a new set of regulations to cover blasting activities related to new construction - such as removing rock for roads and sewer lines - in the city.
Lawrence’s Labor Day closings announced
September 5, 2005
Government offices and public services in Lawrence and area towns will be closed today in observance of Labor Day.
On the record
September 5, 2005
Gorbachev, Ted Turner to lecture at K-State
September 5, 2005
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and media magnate Ted Turner will each deliver Landon Lectures at Kansas State University in Manhattan this fall, the university announced Sunday.
Gardner man identified in fatality accident
September 5, 2005
The Kansas Highway Patrol Sunday released the identity of a man who was killed Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle accident in Jefferson County.
Former Med Center department chair dies
September 5, 2005
A founder and former chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Kansas University Medical Center has died.
Cardinals hold off Kentucky
September 5, 2005
For all the preseason talk about Louisville’s high-powered passing game, it was a running back and a defensive end that led the Cardinals to victory in their opener.
Royals avoid sweep with a vengeance
September 5, 2005
The Kansas City Royals had to be wondering where this offense has been for most of the season.
Kansas pitcher has eye on Katrina’s aftermath
September 5, 2005
When pitcher Ricky Fairchild decided this summer to transfer to Kansas University for his final season of college baseball, he offered the same reason echoed by many an athlete who has decided to switch schools.
Who would have thought it?
It’s early, but North undefeated; Baylor, OSU top South
September 5, 2005
Might as well throw out those preseason football magazines and the special sections from the newspapers - unless any of them happened to have Baylor and Oklahoma State on top of the Big 12 South, with Oklahoma and Texas A&M pulling up the rear, plus a North division crammed with undefeated teams.
Wood: Meier’s ailment a mystery
September 5, 2005
In July, after the tragic death of Missouri University football player Aaron O’Neal, I went on a pursuit for information about what Kansas University does to protect its student-athletes from potential health hazards.
Keegan kreamed in contest debut
September 5, 2005
Newly hired Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan sought to prove his prognosticating powers with a perfect start to his weekly Kream Keegan contest on KUSports.com.
KU’s quarterback rotation by design
September 5, 2005
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino is beginning to realize that he just might be cursed with his quarterbacks and their health.
Commuters look for ways to cut corners on fuel budgets
September 5, 2005
Marni and David Penrod each make a 30-mile round-trip commute between their southwest Douglas County home and their jobs in Lawrence every workday.
Confirmation hearings now thrown into turmoil
Process could conceivably return Sandra Day O’Connor to bench
September 5, 2005
The death of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist has complicated White House plans for a smooth and quick confirmation for Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr.
A country looks ahead; evacuees looking for new ‘homes’
Cruise ships chartered, mobile homes ordered to house up to 1 million
September 5, 2005
The number of homes destroyed or made permanently uninhabitable as a result of Hurricane Katrina is expected to far exceed that of any previous U.S. disaster, posing an enormous social and civic engineering challenge, government officials and housing experts said Sunday.
City’s famous landmarks still standing after storm
September 5, 2005
In New Orleans, winding streets where revelers meandered, listening to jazz in the sticky heat, are now flooded with murky water.
New Orleans continues gathering dead
Health official warns death toll likely to be in the thousands
September 5, 2005
New Orleans turned much of its attention Sunday to gathering up and counting the dead across a ghastly landscape awash in perhaps thousands of corpses. “It is going to be about as ugly of a scene as I think you can imagine,” the nation’s homeland security chief warned.
Rehnquist’s death gives Bush historic opportunity to shape court
September 5, 2005
The death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist just days before Senate confirmation hearings for John Roberts set off a scramble in Washington Sunday and presented President Bush a historic opportunity to put his stamp on the Supreme Court for decades to come.
St. Marys loses its only grocery store to blaze
Trip to closest market could be tough on elderly
September 5, 2005
This small northeast Kansas town has lost its only grocery store to fire, meaning residents must make 16-mile round trips to buy groceries at the nearest full-service market in Rossville.
People in the news
September 5, 2005
¢ Elton John performs outside Roman Colosseum ¢ Clooney, Soderbergh’s next movie will be murder mystery ¢ Macy Gray assists hurricane refugees in Houston ¢ Rolling Stones fans leave less damage than expected ¢ ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ to focus on hurricane today ¢ Magazine reports split of Chelsea Clinton, beau
Summer bust leaves future of films uncertain
September 5, 2005
Americans’ love affair with movies is far from over. Yet like many relationships, it seems to be suffering from a case of familiarity breeds contempt.
The week ahead
September 5, 2005
Fashion diva
Gwen’s little L.A.M.B. is hitting the big time
September 5, 2005
When Gwen Stefani takes the stage during New York Fashion Week, she won’t be belting out chart-topping songs. Instead, she’ll be showing off, well, belts, among other things.
Van pool spots
September 5, 2005
To the editor: The article in the Lawrence Journal-World (Aug. 20) briefly mentioned the state van pool program.
Illini view
September 5, 2005
To the editor: Regarding “Time to retire Indian mascots,” the article by professor Joseph P. Gone (Journal-World, Aug. 24): I respect professor Gone’s Native American ancestry and his sensitivity to this subject. However, I would like to offer a different point of view.
Expert input
September 5, 2005
To the editor: The headline at the top of the Aug. 29 Lawrence and State section of your paper was eye-catching: “Outside opinion to influence school finances.”
Spending entire career at one company can be OK for some workers
September 5, 2005
Is it prestigious and acceptable to spend an entire working career with the same company, even though it requires moving to another state once in a while?
Churches part of Christian mission
September 5, 2005
In his recent letter, Mark Jakubauskas chastises area Christian church members for what he implies as extravagant millions spent on local church building projects, land acquisitions, and gymnasiums, etc. “while other area groups ministering to the poor and needy, struggle to provide necessities such as food and shelter.”
Katrina’s economic toll felt worldwide
Soaring gas prices around the globe could curb growth into 2006
September 5, 2005
The physical and psychological damage caused by Hurricane Katrina is likely to reverberate across the global economy in ways that will curb growth well into 2006, economists say.
Habits
Little wonder so many employers are looking to an older work pool to fill their needs.
September 5, 2005
Did you ever know an employer who, deep down, didn’t want staff members with such traits as discipline, reliability, loyalty and respect for authority? Regardless of age?
Consumers now overshadow workers
September 5, 2005
Workers of the world have rarely seemed as disunited - or as marginalized - as they do in this celebratory period of two great triumphs by labor unions. The human tools of production are the forgotten factor in the rising tide of relative global prosperity.