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Hawks clip Firebirds
September 9, 2005
Olathe East trounced Free State High, 28-6, Friday in Olathe. The Firebirds fall to 1-1.
Kaws shut out Bobcats
September 9, 2005
Basehor-Linwood fell to Perry-Lecompton, 10-0, Friday in Basehor.
Cardinals slip past Trojans
September 9, 2005
Eudora defeated Osawatomie, 24-22, Friday at Laws Field.
Piper falls to Bonner Springs
September 9, 2005
The Braves took out the Pirates, 26-21, Friday at Bonner Springs.
Chieftains rout Cyclones
September 9, 2005
Tonganoxie beat Bishop Ward, 7-0, Friday in Kansas City, Kan. The Chieftains improve their record to 1-1.
Police arrest suspect in overnight shooting
September 9, 2005
A 19-year-old woman has been booked into the Douglas County Jail on attempted second-degree murder charges in connection with a shooting Thursday night of another woman at a west Lawrence townhouse complex.
Hot summer weather hanging around
Clear and muggy conditions expected this evening
September 9, 2005
You can put your umbrella away — sunny skies, warm temperatures and breezy conditions are on tap for the next few days, says Tim Reith, 6News meteorologist.
Sigma Nu’s charter revoked after hazing investigation
September 9, 2005
Kansas University’s chapter of the Sigma Nu Fraternity, which had been under investigation for a hazing incident, has lost its national charter. The action was announced today, following an investigation by the fraternity’s national office, based in Lexington, Va.
Rarified air
Lions go aerial route to upend recent nemesis
September 9, 2005
Who would have believed it? Ground-oriented Lawrence High rarely throws two touchdown passes in a season, much less two in a quarter.
Ophelia becomes 7th hurricane of season
September 9, 2005
Tropical Storm Ophelia strengthened into a hurricane as it stalled 70 miles off the northeast Florida coast Thursday, churning waves that caused beach erosion and drenching Kennedy Space Center.
City not housing evacuees
Fewer than expected coming to Kansas
September 9, 2005
At least it was good practice. The state told Lawrence on Thursday to stop planning for the possibility of hosting 250 Hurricane Katrina evacuees.
Pump patrol
September 9, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.93 at several gasoline stations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
AMC series looks at influential films
September 9, 2005
The new series “Movies That Shook the World” (9 p.m., AMC) looks at popular films that touched a nerve with the general public and generated debate, controversy and conversation in ways that transcended mere entertainment.
Foxx urges celebrities to open their wallets
September 9, 2005
Jamie Foxx, who is working with the NAACP on Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, says celebrities should get giving when the going gets tough.
Still some mystery to Arafat’s death
Rumors have circulated over cause of Palestinian’s fatal stroke
September 9, 2005
Newly revealed medical records have failed to solve the mystery of Yasser Arafat’s death, although they do cast doubt on popular conspiracy theories about poisoning or rumors of AIDS.
Gruesome collection begins
Identifying the dead complicated by lack of records, relatives
September 9, 2005
With the waters receding, New Orleans faces a ghastly task of epic dimensions not seen by an American city in perhaps a century: collecting, identifying and then burying potentially thousands of corpses, many of them bloated, decayed or no doubt mangled beyond recognition.
Lawrence Datebook
September 9, 2005
 
Kansas high school sports scores for 09-08-05
September 9, 2005
 
Patriots rip Raiders
Brady solid as N.E. neutralizes Moss
September 9, 2005
New England’s quest for an unprecedented three straight Super Bowl victories is in good hands with two stars the Patriots didn’t lose: Tom Brady and Richard Seymour.
Commentary: Armstrong return would solve nothing
September 9, 2005
Lance Armstrong apparently thinks he can get a form of revenge on France if he ends his six-week-old retirement and rides in the Tour de France again.
This Weekend’s Highlights
September 9, 2005
 
Arts & Entertainment Calendar
September 9, 2005
 
Lesser evil
September 9, 2005
To the editor: The recent Sunday editorial addressed the intoxication problem at the Aug. 27 Free State High School dance.
The supernatural goes on trial in ‘Emily Rose’
September 9, 2005
It takes a lot of chutzpah to include the word “exorcism” in the title of a new horror movie. “The Exorcist” (1973) is widely regarded as the best and scariest horror flick ever made. Other than the film’s various sequels, no other mainstream movie has attempted to commandeer the term.
Performing an ‘Exorcism’
Cast and crew of horror-drama possessed by true story
September 9, 2005
While doing research for a big-budget action movie, filmmaking duo Scott Derrickson and Paul Harris Boardman began working with a New York City police officer whose area of expertise was investigating paranormal phenomena. The officer introduced the pair to unusual evidence he had collected through the years.
Olive the Above offers hands-on art
September 9, 2005
Interested in learning a new art technique? Been dying to try your hand at resist hand dyeing? Want to learn how to print your own cards, CD covers or posters?
Lions can’t ride early momentum to victory
September 9, 2005
Lawrence High knows just how close it was to pulling out a victory Thursday night at Youth Sports Inc. fields.
LHS nets volleyball win
September 9, 2005
The Lawrence High and Free State volleyball matchup could be summed up in one word: messy. The very first point of the match was won on an error by LHS. Game two was taken by the Lions on an error by the Firebirds off the LHS serve for game-point.
Woodling: Brock not big on Indian nicknames
September 9, 2005
My high school’s nickname was the Indians. “We are the Indians, couldn’t be prouder; can’t hear us now, then we’ll yell a little louder.”
Area football capsules
September 9, 2005
Kickoff for all games is 7 p.m.
Eagles eye home opener
September 9, 2005
Boffo in its road opener, Veritas Christian’s eight-man football team will bring its high-scoring act home for the first time tonight. Game time will be 7 p.m. against Topeka Cair Paravel at Youth Sports Inc. Portable lighting will be installed.
Federal and state officials oppose proposed food stamp reductions
September 9, 2005
Federal and state officials Thursday spoke out against proposed cuts to the nation’s food stamp program.
$1.7M gift to benefit Pittsburg State library
September 9, 2005
Pittsburg State University plans to use a $1.7 million gift from the estate of a Pittsburg State University graduate and his late wife to help the library buy databases and other electronic information.
Roberts urges Pentagon to put attention on MIA pilot
September 9, 2005
Thursday’s news that Navy officials believe Capt. Michael “Scott” Speicher could still be alive drew particular interest from the office of U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan.
Navy intensifies probe into downed aviator
September 9, 2005
The Navy has been unable to determine whether Capt. Michael “Scott” Speicher, the fighter pilot shot down over Iraq in January 1991, is dead or alive, but it decided to keep his official status “missing/captured” and intensify investigative efforts.
Bobby Brown admonished by judge for missing hearing
September 9, 2005
Bobby Brown told a judge during a hearing Wednesday that he’s up to date with his $5,000 monthly child support payments and contributions to his children’s educational fund.
First ‘Apprentice’ Rancic ready to be his own boss
September 9, 2005
Bill Rancic is going to fire himself.
Celebrity birthdays
September 9, 2005
Actor Cliff Robertson is 80. Football commentator Joe Theismann is 56. Actor Tom Wopat is 54. Actor Hugh Grant is 45. Actor Adam Sandler is 39. Actress Michelle Williams is 25.
Rolling Stone to print Thompson’s note to wife
Message to wife four days before suicide may have been last words written by gonzo journalist
September 9, 2005
Rolling Stone, the magazine that was home for years to Hunter S. Thompson, will publish a note written by the gonzo journalist days before he committed suicide in February.
Oscar buzz building steam in Toronto
September 9, 2005
The Academy Awards are six months away, yet contenders already are off and running. The Toronto International Film Festival, which opened Thursday, offers an early glimpse of potential competitors for Hollywood’s top awards, among them the Johnny Cash film biography “Walk the Line,” the romances “Elizabethtown” and “Shopgirl,” the working-stiff drama “North Country,” the sister tale “In Her Shoes” and the cowboy saga “Brokeback Mountain.”
Big offenses ready to battle
September 9, 2005
The idea behind the fourth annual “Bulldog Bash” is to give Baldwin High football supporters an exciting kickoff to the 2005 home season.
North Korea nuclear talks to restart Tuesday
September 9, 2005
China said Thursday that six-nation talks on dismantling North Korea’s nuclear program will resume next week, even as Pyongyang raised a possible obstacle to progress by renewing calls for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula.
Yushchenko dismisses government
September 9, 2005
President Viktor Yushchenko fired his seven-month-old government Thursday, dismissing his dynamic prime minister - the heroine of the Orange Revolution that swept him to power - and accepting the resignation of one of the movement’s top financial backers.
Governor to halt ‘06 gas-tax increase
September 9, 2005
West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin pledged Thursday to halt his state’s projected increase in gasoline taxes for one year, the latest of many measures being discussed in statehouses across the country in an attempt to ease the effects of record-high gas prices.
Chinese president visits intent on energy ties
September 9, 2005
Chinese President Hu Jintao lauded his country’s joint role with Canada in promoting global peace and development Thursday, arriving on his first state visit here with the goal of improving oil and energy ties.
Jury selected for man accused of killing hunters
September 9, 2005
A jury was selected Thursday for the trial of a man accused of killing six deer hunters in the northern Wisconsin woods.
Firebirds seek a good buzz
Free State wants to give football fans something to talk about
September 9, 2005
Brett Lisher wants to get people talking about Lawrence Free State football - and he knows his team’s best chance to do it will be tonight against Olathe East.
Ex-sailor pleads guilty in 1968 shipboard killing
September 9, 2005
A man accused of killing a Navy shipmate in the Philippines in 1968 pleaded guilty Thursday to a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter.
9-11 recovery loans mismanaged
September 9, 2005
The government’s $5 billion effort to help small businesses recover from the Sept. 11 attacks was so loosely managed that it gave low-interest loans to companies that didn’t need terrorism relief - or even know they were getting it, The Associated Press has found.
Lawrence continues to lend helping hands
September 9, 2005
Many Lawrence area businesses and groups have announced benefits to help evacuees and those whose homes Hurricane Katrina destroyed.
Congress passes $51.8 billion more for relief, recovery
September 9, 2005
Acting with extraordinary speed, Congress approved an additional $51.8 billion for relief and recovery from Hurricane Katrina on Thursday. President Bush pledged to make it “easy and simple as possible” for uncounted, uprooted storm victims to collect food stamps and other government benefits.
Kline probe goes beyond abortions
Clinics under investigation for allegedly failing to report abuse
September 9, 2005
Atty. Gen. Phill Kline’s desire to get the medical records of 90 patients who received abortions is part of a much broader investigation than he has previously stated, it was revealed Thursday.
Lawrence resident driving to rescue mom
September 9, 2005
Like thousands of Lawrence residents, Cathy Reid - for several gut-wrenching days - has watched TV news coverage of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation.
Dances to include alcohol testing
Policy adopted to curb underage drinking by students
September 9, 2005
Reacting to concerns that teens are coming to school dances drunk, Lawrence educators will now require Breathalyzer tests at the gatherings. “I’m putting a stop to this” drunkenness, Lawrence school Supt. Randy Weseman said. “I’m just not in the mood for this kind of behavior.”
Scrapped barrier plan may be resurrected
September 9, 2005
In the wake of Hurricane Betsy 40 years ago, Congress approved a massive hurricane barrier to protect New Orleans from storm surges that could inundate the city.
NASA can’t locate workers from La. facility
September 9, 2005
NASA is unable to find about 1,000 workers from the Michoud Assembly Facility east of New Orleans where the space shuttles’ external fuel tanks are built.
Democrats refuse to join Katrina panel
September 9, 2005
Democrats sharpened their criticisms of the Bush administration’s handling of Hurricane Katrina Thursday, refusing to participate in a Republican-controlled investigative panel and displaying a photo in the Senate of the president strumming a guitar the day New Orleans was inundated.
NATO to help bring relief supplies
September 9, 2005
The Bush administration turned to the NATO military alliance Thursday for help transporting to the United States a burgeoning international inventory of relief equipment that has been offered to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Vice president defends disaster relief efforts
September 9, 2005
Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday toured parts of the ravaged Gulf Coast, claiming significant progress but acknowledging immense obstacles to a full recovery.
Coroner: Festival camper died of overdose
September 9, 2005
A man found dead June 19 at a Clinton State Park music festival died of a drug overdose.
Thousands expected for Band Day parade and half-time performance
September 9, 2005
About 2,200 high school marching band members from Kansas and Missouri are expected Saturday in Lawrence as part of Kansas University’s 58th Band Day festivities.
Hearing scheduled in sexual assault case
September 9, 2005
It will be another month before a judge decides whether a Lawrence man should lose his probation and go to prison for his role in the statutory rape of an intoxicated 13-year-old girl.
Rape trial ends with acquittal
September 9, 2005
A jury this week found a 20-year-old Lawrence man not guilty of raping his former junior-high girlfriend.
Greenspan to receive Truman Medal
September 9, 2005
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan will be the first recipient of the Truman Medal for Economic Policy, the Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library announced Thursday.
Journal-World Radio to feature mayor, sports
September 9, 2005
Mayor Boog Highberger will chat about City Hall on this week’s edition of “Journal-World Radio.”
Possible shooting under investigation
September 9, 2005
Lawrence Police are investigating a possible shooting in West Lawrence late Thursday after one woman was injured.
Monarch open house Saturday
September 9, 2005
The butterfly garden behind Foley Hall is in full glory. “It’s magnificent,” said Chip Taylor, director of Kansas University’s Monarch Watch program. “There are probably 30 species of butterflies out there now.”
Mayor says funding SLT will be difficult
September 9, 2005
Funding is the biggest hurdle to finish the South Lawrence Trafficway, Lawrence’s mayor said Thursday.
Kansas Editors Day to feature AP exec
September 9, 2005
A top Associated Press executive will be the featured speaker at Kansas Editors Day on Saturday at Kansas University.
Wittig jurors go 7th day without reaching verdict
September 9, 2005
Jurors spent a seventh day Thursday deliberating in the federal fraud trial of two former Westar Energy Inc. executives without reaching a verdict.
Correction
September 9, 2005
Incorrect information appeared in a headline Thursday. The change to Kansas University’s logo is universitywide, not just in the athletic department.
On the record
September 9, 2005
 
United Way fundraiser kicks off in Katrina’s wake
September 9, 2005
Four years ago, the United Way of Douglas County launched its annual fundraiser in the shadow of the 9-11 attacks and struggled to reach its financial goals.
Seabury volleyball 2-1 at home quad
September 9, 2005
Seabury Academy’s volleyball squad battled to two wins and a tough loss Thursday night at a home quad.
City gymnastics squads 1-2 at SM East meet
September 9, 2005
Lawrence High’s gymnastics squad placed first, and Free State High was second Thursday at a four-team meet at Shawnee Mission East.
Sun trip Fever; Monarchs win in OT
September 9, 2005
Taj McWilliams-Franklin scored 24 points as the Connecticut Sun beat the Indiana Fever, 73-68, to open the WNBA’s Eastern Conference finals. Kelly Miller led Indiana with 14 points.
Oklahoma State flogs FAU
Owls QB Embick drops two costly fumbles in 23-3 Cowboy win
September 9, 2005
Julius Crosslin ran for two touchdowns after fumble recoveries by linebacker Pagitte McGee, leading Oklahoma State to a 23-3 victory Thursday night over Florida Atlantic.
Golf group moves show to Houston
September 9, 2005
With the convention industry in New Orleans wiped out through at least March, a Lawrence-based trade association is moving its annual conference and show.
Local Astaris plant awaits owner
Israel Chemicals to buy manufacturing company for $255 million
September 9, 2005
A chemicals plant at the edge of North Lawrence is getting a new owner. Solutia Inc. and FMC Corp. have agreed to sell their Astaris LLC joint venture to Israel Chemicals Ltd. for $255 million.
Howell dominant as K.C. prevails
September 9, 2005
Rookie J.P. Howell did something no other Kansas City pitcher has been able to accomplish this season: He beat the Chicago White Sox in their home ballpark.
Green set to start opener
September 9, 2005
Two weeks after undergoing surgery to restore circulation in his leg, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Trent Green pronounces himself 100-percent fit.
Work continues in dusty Fieldhouse
September 9, 2005
“The Phog” was full of fog -in the form of heavy dust particles - Thursday afternoon. Fans with allergies need not worry, though.
Kream Keegan: KU will win one for kids
September 9, 2005
Sometimes the coolest stories in sports have nothing to do with the outcomes we have so much fun trying to forecast. Sometimes they take place in the stands and parking lots. That will be the case Saturday at Memorial Stadium, where an organization called Special Spectators has gotten involved.
Cardinals’ Carpenter wins 21st
September 9, 2005
Facing Chris Carpenter was the last thing the New York Mets needed. Carpenter became the first 21-game winner in the major leagues, Albert Pujols homered twice, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the fading Mets, 5-0, Thursday night.
Byrd helps Angels avoid sweep
September 9, 2005
The Los Angeles Angels showed a little emotion and escaped Boston with their AL West lead intact. Paul Byrd combined with two stomach-churning relievers to shut out the Red Sox, 3-0, Thursday night, avoiding a sweep.
Federer cruises at Open
Defending champ to meet Hewitt in semis
September 9, 2005
Roger Federer sure knows how to kill a party. Federer’s quiet brilliance tranquilized U.S. Open fans one night after they roared nonstop for Andre Agassi and James Blake.
Jurors name Indian Art Show winners
September 9, 2005
American Indian artist Michael Horse knows people who are skeptical they’ll find something new and interesting at native art shows.
New video games force you off couch and into shape
September 9, 2005
Every article about America’s obesity epidemic seems to mention video games. That’s not surprising, considering that video games have been blamed for juvenile delinquency, low SAT scores, teenage promiscuity, high gasoline prices and just about every other problem facing the nation.
Highbrow film dissects low-down, dirty joke
One punchline. Generations of comedians. A million paths to laughs.
September 9, 2005
Agent walks into a talent-booker’s office and says, “Have I got an act for you!” Stop me if you’ve heard this one. The booker tries to get out of it, but the agent proceeds to “sell” this “family act.”
Best Bets
September 9, 2005
 
Sears names CEO, reports earnings increase
September 9, 2005
Sears Holdings Corp., the third-largest U.S. retailer, named Aylwin B. Lewis as its new chief executive officer and president Thursday while reporting that its second-quarter earnings rose 4.5 percent but missed expectations.
Low rates add luster to 15-year mortgages
September 9, 2005
We have been visiting different lenders and mortgage brokers to get a new home loan. Most of them have just been giving us quotes for their 30-year mortgages, but a couple have suggested that we choose a 15-year term instead, because we would save a lot of money in finance charges by paying the loan off in half the usual time. What do you think of 15-year mortgages?
DHL to open center in KCK
September 9, 2005
DHL, the Florida-based express delivery company, announced plans Thursday for a regional sorting center on which it will spend $3 million during the next three years.
Edwardsville lands new OfficeMax center
September 9, 2005
OfficeMax said Tuesday that it would open a new distribution center in Edwardsville.
Father of Internet’ joining Google team
September 9, 2005
Adding to its all-star roster of engineering talent, Google has hired Vinton Cerf, often referred to as the “father of the Internet.”
Commodities
September 9, 2005
 
Recruiting battle
September 9, 2005
To the editor: KU Provost David Shulenburger is absolutely correct to say that the evolution debate is going to hurt recruitment at Kansas University.
Reaching out
September 9, 2005
To the editor: I recently read an illuminating article in Harper’s Magazine (August 2005) titled “The Christian Paradox: How a Faithful Nation Gets Jesus Wrong,” by Bill McKibben.
Empty words
September 9, 2005
To the editor: It was good to hear President Bush’s words of praise the other day for his FEMA director.
Bush defense
September 9, 2005
To the editor: A recent letter to the editor, among several, has blamed President Bush for aspects of the disaster unfolding in New Orleans.
Learn by doing
September 9, 2005
To the editor: This letter is in response to the recent articles regarding the mad dash to re-enroll students affected by Katrina.
Casting stones
September 9, 2005
To the editor: In the Sept. 3 Saturday Column entitled “Hurricane shows U.S. unprepared to deal with adversity,” the author’s reaction to the situation in New Orleans was to label the pictures and stories from New Orleans as “disgusting,” “a national disgrace,” referring to the tragedy as “an ugly, unflattering scene,” accusing innocent victims of this violence of “acting like crazed animals.”
Player priorities
September 9, 2005
To the editor: Over the years, Kansas University had paid at least lip service to the concept of “student athletes” and has been quick to boast when people like Nick Collison and Wayne Simien get their degrees.
Civil breakdown
September 9, 2005
To the editor: Katrina dropped a water bomb on America and eroded more than shoreline; Katrina eroded the edge of American civilization.
Trust but verify
Proper oversight of money-handlers is just good business practice.
September 9, 2005
The case of a former Lawrence teacher who has been convicted of embezzling funds from the local teachers union offers an important lesson to other businesses and organizations that handle money.
Horoscopes
September 9, 2005
 
Stakes are higher for second court choice
September 9, 2005
The tests for John Roberts do not really change with the decision by President Bush to nominate him as chief justice of the Supreme Court, rather than as a replacement for Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. If anything, it makes Roberts easier to confirm, while increasing the stakes on the second vacancy Bush now has a chance to fill.
Falkenstien out at least four weeks
Mangino denies Internet rumor of player’s transfer
September 9, 2005
Max Falkenstien will have a rare Saturday off when Kansas University’s football team plays Appalachian State as the legendary broadcaster recovers from emergency intestinal surgery performed Wednesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Forum today intended as frank discussion of America’s role in Iraq
September 9, 2005
What’s going on in Iraq isn’t new. With mixed results, U.S. troops have, in recent years, waged similar nation building campaigns in Panama, the Dominican Republic and Bosnia.
Storm survivors have fight left
September 9, 2005
James Edward Bates, a photographer for the Sun Herald newspaper, tells me a story as we drive through what’s left of his town.