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The Motley Fool
September 11, 2005
¢ Name that company ¢ Last week’s question ¢ Target’s aim is true ¢ Smelled Tyco’s stench early ¢ Drip, drip, drip ¢ Bond funds vs. bonds
Martha Stewart whips up comeback
Domestic diva returns with daytime, primetime shows
September 11, 2005
“This one,” says Martha Stewart, “this is the one I want.”
How they scored
September 11, 2005
Longtime utilities director to retire
September 11, 2005
City Manager Mike Wildgen thinks Roger Coffey, the man who oversees all the city’s water and sewer operations, needs a siren on his city vehicle, at least for a day.
Many GOP governor candidates emerge
September 11, 2005
Just when Republican candidates for governor were tripping over themselves to get out of the race, new candidates are emerging. Kris Kobach, a lawyer and former GOP 3rd District congressional candidate, has a poll to test his chances in a matchup with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat who is expected to seek a second four-year term next year.
On the record
September 11, 2005
Lawrence datebook
September 11, 2005
Tigers trip Royals, 4-3, halt nine-game slide
September 11, 2005
Carlos Pena gave the Detroit Tigers a much-needed victory.
Chiefs pin hopes on revamped defense
Kansas City to face Jets today in opener after 0-4 preseason
September 11, 2005
The last time the Kansas City Chiefs had a winless preseason, they went 7-9 and fired their coach.
Government needs to answer: What went wrong?
September 11, 2005
“What town is this?” I asked the young man standing on the lawn with arms folded.
Faces and places
September 11, 2005
Bait and Switch’: Barbara Ehrenreich tackles the work force again
September 11, 2005
For years, Barbara Ehrenreich wrote acerbic commentary on wealth and poverty from the comfort of her home, until an assignment from her editor at Harper’s magazine forced her to explore firsthand how millions of Americans live on minimum wage.
Rare breed of animation
Corpse Bride’ breathes life into inanimate
September 11, 2005
Inside a cavernous office-park building in this southwest English city, dozens of grown-ups are moving goofy clay figures around like kids playing with their Barbies or GI Joes.
Seabury boys 12th in Wamego
September 11, 2005
Adam Davis finished ninth in 18 minutes, 29 seconds to lead the Seabury Academy boys cross country team to a 12th-place finish Saturday in the Classes 3-2-1A race at the Wamego Invitational.
Franklin seizes the down
HINU’s backup QB makes most of one play in victory
September 11, 2005
Jody Franklin played only one down for Haskell Indian Nations University’s football team Saturday afternoon.
Jayhawks take tourney title
KU avoids letdown, sweeps Temple, 3-0, to win Pizza Hut Jayhawk Invitational
September 11, 2005
Coach Ray Bechard called it “workmanlike” and meant it as a compliment to his Kansas University volleyball team.
Hurricane watch posted as Ophelia nears Southeast coast
September 11, 2005
A hurricane watch was posted Saturday for the Southeast coast as Ophelia strengthened into a hurricane once again and meteorologists said its meandering course could take a sharp turn toward land.
9-11 remembrances have evolved over past 4 years
September 11, 2005
From a day that held nothing but chaos, confusion and fear of the unknown has sprung an annual day of remembrance that is just the opposite - measured, orderly and achingly familiar.
Old cars keep shop running
Beverly business specializes in repairing classics
September 11, 2005
Jack Meili wouldn’t know the first thing about diagnosing a computer problem in a new car.
Poet’s Showcase
September 11, 2005
Cry, By Beverly Boyd
Daily Show’ to focus on evolution this week
September 11, 2005
In the art imitates life, science and Kansas politics department, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” will air a four-day report on the controversy over evolution.
Recording the past
History is set free as captured by graduate student
September 11, 2005
The places are haunting, their stories told by details left behind. A cup. A broken plate. A piece of barbed wire. The people who once lived there - who ate and drank from the dishes, who were imprisoned by the barbed wire - don’t like to talk about these places. The memories are too painful. Emily Hanako Momohara wants to be their voice.
Businesses prove nimble during Katrina recovery
September 11, 2005
Days after Hurricane Katrina ripped across the Gulf Coast and left this storied city a toxic swamp, defense contractor Northrop Grumman flew in more than 3,000 paychecks from Texas. Wal-Mart rushed mops and bottles of bleach to its stores across the Gulf Coast region. Hibernia Bank secured office space and apartments in a city seven hours away.
Bankruptcies
September 11, 2005
The following Douglas County residents or businesses filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas, during the week ending Thursday.
Bad habits can cause co-workers to leave
September 11, 2005
Picture yourself at work. Do you talk to yourself, whine incessantly, crack your knuckles, slam the phone? If so, you might be a loathsome office mate, and plenty of us have them, according to a recent online survey of annoying work habits.
Worlds of Fun to roll out $14 million ride
September 11, 2005
Patriot - the longest, tallest and fastest full-circuit inverted roller coaster in the region - is scheduled to open April 2006 at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Mo.
With end of summer comes tax planning
September 11, 2005
Not to be a wet blanket, but now that Labor Day is past, it’s time for investors to start thinking about year-end tax planning.
Green Houses’ offer alternative to nursing homes
September 11, 2005
Dr. Bill Thomas is on a mission to close every nursing home in America.
An economy full of cash
Unlike Americans, Japanese shy away from borrowing
September 11, 2005
At a forest shrine lined with incense-burning urns, Japanese pilgrims enter a small cave where they stoop to wash coins and bills in trickling spring water.
What are you reading?
September 11, 2005
Best sellers
September 11, 2005
Alphabet books go beyond ABC’s
September 11, 2005
Seldom have children’s writers covered their subject so completely. In fact, they’ve got the material down perfectly, from A to Z. There’s always room for new, innovative alphabet books. Here are three that are conceptually creative.
Clinton urges country to find other energy sources
September 11, 2005
Former President Clinton urged China on Saturday to recognize the urgency of the environmental threats to its growth, and to use the Internet as a tool to surmount them. But he remained silent on the risks faced by those who use the Internet as a forum for dissent.
Forces kill 30 suspected militants during offensive
September 11, 2005
Afghan and U.S.-led forces killed 30 suspected militants and arrested at least 60 others during an offensive in a southern province, a Defense Ministry spokesman said Saturday.
Analysts: Oil deals aid Chavez’s campaign
September 11, 2005
When nine Caribbean countries signed oil trading agreements with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, it was a marriage of convenience.
Plane crashes, killing 13 passengers, crew
September 11, 2005
A plane crashed north of the Republic of Congo capital, killing 13 people, officials said Saturday.
Protestant parade sparks widespread riots in Ireland
September 11, 2005
Protestant extremists threw homemade grenades Saturday and seven police and two civilians were wounded in the fury over a restricted Belfast parade.
Japanese voters to decide Koizumi’s fate today
September 11, 2005
It sounds like mission impossible: Take the developed world’s longest-ruling political party, one weighed down by a history of corruption, waste and patronage, and turn it into a symbol of change.
Defense minister escapes assassination attempt
Army chief escapes separate helicopter crash
September 11, 2005
Afghan soldiers botched a brazen attempt to assassinate the defense minister at the capital’s airport Saturday, while fighting in southern Afghanistan left 30 suspected militants dead, officials said.
Marathon man Agassi reaches final
Defending champ Federer awaits in U.S. Open title match
September 11, 2005
With a spry skip at the end to blow kisses to the crowd, Andre Agassi showed he still had legs and spirit aplenty, even if he was the oldest Grand Slam finalist in 31 years.
Gordon misses Nextel Cup’s Chase
Newman, Kenseth qualify for 10-race playoff; Busch bags victory at Richmond Raceway
September 11, 2005
Jeff Gordon slipped out, Ryan Newman surged in, and Matt Kenseth held on in the frantic, nerve-wracked final race to make NASCAR’s Chase for the championship.
Irish wallop Wolverines
Weis, Notre Dame off to 2-0 start
September 11, 2005
A mere two games into his Notre Dame tenure, Charlie Weis has joined Knute Rockne in the record books.
Iowa State stops sloppy Iowa
September 11, 2005
Iowa State’s turnaround was stunning. So was Iowa’s, though for completely different reasons.
Lobos outlast Mizzou
September 11, 2005
Missouri’s defensive game plan centered on stopping one player. It turned out to be the wrong guy.
LHS tennis eighth at Emporia tourney
September 11, 2005
Two Lawrence High girls tennis doubles teams earned victories as the Lions finished in eighth place at the Emporia Invite.
Free State volleyball 1-3 at tournament
September 11, 2005
Free State High went 1-3 on the day at the Johnson County Community College High School volleyball invitational.
Lawrence High girls second in Emporia
September 11, 2005
Kelly Renfro finished third overall in a time of 12 minutes, 43 seconds, leading the Lawrence High girls cross country team to a second-place finish Saturday at the Emporia Invitational at Jones Park.
Free State’s Valencia wins invitational
September 11, 2005
Free State High’s Alysha Valencia paced the field in a time of 15 minutes, 24 seconds to win the girls varsity race Saturday at the Millard South Invitational in Omaha, Neb. In addition to Valencia, Free State’s Kyra Kilwein finished fourth overall in 16:09 as the Firebirds finished fifth in the team race with 138 points.
Baker no match for Graceland
September 11, 2005
The Graceland University football team played the role of rude host Saturday, scoring on seven straight possessions to pull away for a 51-25 victory Saturday over Baker University.
Teen board to start new year Tuesday
September 11, 2005
Students in sixth through 12th grades are invited to join the Journal-World Teen Board. We’re seeking students who want to contribute ideas, stories and pictures for publication in the Pulse section.
High school planning Battle of the Bands
September 11, 2005
Area high school bands are invited to audition for the Baldwin High School Battle of the Bands. The event will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 8 at Baldwin Junior High School.
Concert to highlight KU’s fine arts
September 11, 2005
That old saying about the Kansas weather - the one that says if you don’t like it, stick around a few minutes and it’ll change - might also apply to the Collage Concert Friday at the Lied Center.
Anderson: Fashions fizzle as time goes on
September 11, 2005
I was looking through my closet the other day and found a yellow “No Lights in Wrigley Field” T-shirt I bought at a Chicago Cubs game when I was in college.
Notebook
September 11, 2005
Midway through the second quarter, Jon Cornish failed to down a punted ball at the one-yard line. When he returned to the sideline, Cornish was on the receiving end of coach Mark Mangino’s most spirited tongue-lashing of the night.
Chicago prep Collins to visit Late Night
September 11, 2005
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self attended Saturday’s KU-Appy State game after a quick recruiting trip to Chicago.
Herford pleasant surprise
Freshman QB shows fleet feet
September 11, 2005
He was the top-secret weapon Saturday. Everyone knew he was athletic. But nobody knew where or when it would come out.
Keegan: Backup has look of starter
September 11, 2005
I was doodling in my notebook, trying to project how Bill Self will divvy up his 200 minutes come tourney time, when all of a sudden Jon Cornish gave me reason to tune back into the football game being played in front of me Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.
Young, ‘Horns win marquee matchup
September 11, 2005
Vince Young connected in the clutch and won it for Texas with his arm, instead of his legs - just like a star quarterback is supposed to.
ASU coach says Kansas ‘a lot better’
September 11, 2005
As an assistant to Hall of Fame coach Tom Osborne at Nebraska, Jerry Moore was part of six lopsided college football victories against Kansas University.
Cornish carries load
Running back helps KU run over Mountaineers
September 11, 2005
Something about losing a shutout had Jon Cornish in a vindictive mood - and that, apparently, makes him run like a cheetah.
Tune in tonight to help hurricane victims
September 11, 2005
Sunflower Broadband’s 6News viewers can help Hurricane Katrina victims tonight.
Health workers urged to stay put
September 11, 2005
Kansas officials are discouraging doctors, nurses and health care technicians from going to areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Katrina’s cost - possibly $300B - rivals 2 wars
September 11, 2005
One storm could end up costing almost as much as two wars.
Two disasters, four years
Lawrence residents share insights on how we live now
September 11, 2005
It is just a coincidence, of course, that the fourth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks coincides with America’s recovery from Hurricane Katrina. As the memory of one disaster is interrupted by another, however, one might expect to find Lawrence residents feeling uncertain, even a little angry.
KU band day fills downtown
Musicians have a field day
September 11, 2005
Marching bands took over downtown Lawrence on Saturday afternoon, and Andrew and Ingrid Wilson had their own close-up, streetside seats.
Couple to be honored for adoption work
September 11, 2005
Third District Congressman Dennis Moore selected Dave Clark and Becky Hubbell, his wife, of Leawood, as Angels in Adoption for 2005.
Pet supplies head for Gulf Coast
September 11, 2005
A four-vehicle caravan loaded with supplies for pets rescued in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina left Lawrence on Saturday evening bound for Gonzales, La.
Law-related events slated at Dole Institute
September 11, 2005
The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics will host two events this upcoming week, including a discussion about the U.S. Supreme Court.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
September 11, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.84 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Lawrence commuter report
September 11, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Quake-proof project has $200 million price tag
September 11, 2005
The Army Corps of Engineers is spending $200 million to inject cement into the sand beneath Tuttle Creek Dam to make it able to withstand a high-magnitude earthquake.
Mammoth tusk gets new home
Public will be able to view ancient find being restored by Wichita State students
September 11, 2005
The public soon will be able to watch as students at Wichita State University restore a mammoth tusk that was unearthed last month by crews working on a freeway construction project.
AP executive editor praises Katrina coverage
Speech part of annual Editors Day
September 11, 2005
Kathleen Carroll has sent many journalists to the Gulf Coast for Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
Monarchs, Sun advance
September 11, 2005
Margo Dydek had four of her 12 points in overtime, and Katie Douglas made five free throws in the final 40 seconds to lead the Connecticut Sun to a sweep of the Eastern Conference finals with a 77-67 victory Saturday over the Indiana Fever. The Sun advanced to the WNBA finals for the second straight year and will play Sacramento.
Braves’ Jones rips 47th
September 11, 2005
Giving up a solo shot to Andruw Jones is one thing. He is, after all, a leading MVP candidate who tied a Braves record with his 47th homer.
Angels’ Colon logs 19th victory
September 11, 2005
Bartolo Colon knew he was going to make this start.
Biloxi harbor eases back into business
September 11, 2005
The Biloxi harbor showed signs of life Saturday as the Coast Guard allowed limited commercial traffic for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.
Mass migration of evacuees unprecedented in U.S. history
September 11, 2005
In a country where movements of tired, poor and huddled masses are an intrinsic part of who we are, the unprecedented mass exodus of people from their homes in the Gulf Region - more than half a million refugees - could unleash changes for years to come.
Union leader doubts strike can end soon
September 11, 2005
A union spokesman for striking Northwest Airlines mechanics said Saturday he doubts a deal will be reached anytime soon to end the three-week walkout.
Murder trial begins for deaths of six hunters
September 11, 2005
A deer hunter went on a rampage last fall, killing six hunters and wounding two others, after he felt insulted, a prosecutor told jurors Saturday. The defense said Chai Soua Vang felt physically threatened by a group of white hunters who tormented him with racial slurs.
Discord leads to dueling marriage initiatives
September 11, 2005
Despite their state’s history of promoting gay rights, Californians have been split on the subject of same-sex marriage - a contrast that’s expected to become even more pronounced because of two overlapping voter initiatives.
Northwest jet makes emergency landing
September 11, 2005
A Northwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing Saturday because of mechanical trouble with an engine and the landing gear.
Berger fined for taking documents, avoids jail
September 11, 2005
A federal judge on Thursday ordered former national security adviser Sandy Berger to pay a $50,000 fine and give up his security clearance for three years as the penalty for smuggling classified terrorism documents out of the National Archives in 2003.
Conflicts of interest could sideline Roberts
September 11, 2005
John Roberts is an appeals court judge with a multimillion-dollar portfolio, a spouse who is a successful lawyer and a roster of clients from his days in private practice.
Red Cross seeks 40,000 volunteers
September 11, 2005
The American Red Cross is looking for a few good volunteers - about 40,000 - said John Degnan, a weary spokesman for the nonprofit relief organization on Saturday.
Tsunami response examined in wake of Hurricane Katrina
September 11, 2005
The minister who led Indonesia’s aid effort in the aftermath of the tsunami has a message to those who say the Bush administration was too slow to respond to Hurricane Katrina - it’s not as easy as it looks.
Tips to help remedy shift-work sleep disorders
September 11, 2005
Here are some suggestions to improve sleeping:.
Lack of ZZZs
Night workers need a good day’s sleep
September 11, 2005
Experts recognize sleep deprivation as the most ubiquitous malady in America - 70 million Americans live with some form or degree of sleep problems.
Tours commemorate attack on Pentagon
September 11, 2005
To Carol Anne Giza, the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, violated everyone in America.
Foliage tours take tourists to new levels
See the fall colors from balloon, ATV or train
September 11, 2005
Once upon a time, enjoying fall meant taking a drive down a country road, preferably in the Northeast, to look at the pretty leaves. But with travelers increasingly interested in unusual experiences and adventures (as opposed to mere vacations), the story of autumn unfolds a little differently these days.
Goff: It isn’t easy making sense of things
September 11, 2005
“Did you ever notice,” asked my friend Kathy as she used a tortilla chip to scoop salsa onto her fajitas, “that Mexican restaurants never give you a spoon?”
Agencies helping pets lost during hurricane
September 11, 2005
Following the wake of Hurricane Katrina, some agencies need donations to care for pets lost during the storm.
People in the news
September 11, 2005
¢ Camilla’s son weds fashion journalist ¢ Spanish film festival to honor Americans’ achievements ¢ Kenneth Cole makes Katrina fashion statement ¢ Ang Lee’s ‘Brokeback Mountain’ wins Golden Lion ¢ Prince says he feels child’s mother tricked him ¢ Movie star settles into role as TV’s ‘Earl’
Gunsmoke’ celebrates 50th anniversary in Dodge City
September 11, 2005
There were many Old West cowtowns in Kansas, but it was Gunsmoke with Marshal Dillon, Miss Kitty and all the assorted characters that made Dodge City the cowtown known around the world.
Flint Hills highlight of travel guide
Chautauqua Hills also featured in Audubon of Kansas publication
September 11, 2005
Audubon of Kansas has published a new travel guide featuring the state’s Flint Hills and Chautauqua Hills.
Commentary: Florida kayak business thrives
September 11, 2005
Launching our kayaks from the primitive boat ramp on the Fort George River, we saw and heard the fighter jets landing at nearby Naval Air Station Mayport.
Calendar
September 11, 2005
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers activities during the week for residents 55 and older. Call Senior Services at 842-0543 for more information.
Star gazing leads to extensive career in science
Now in his 10th year with St. Louis Center, CEO hopes to spark interest in others
September 11, 2005
A young boy lay in his sleeping bag high in the Sierra Mountains in California, staring at the sky.
Miss. Guardsmen affected by Katrina refused leaves
September 11, 2005
Scores of Mississippi National Guard troops in Iraq who lost their homes to Hurricane Katrina have been refused even 15-day leaves to aid their displaced families, told by commanders there were too few U.S. troops in Iraq to spare them, according to members of the Mississippi Guard.
Iraqi, U.S. troops open offensive in Tal Afar
September 11, 2005
More than 5,000 Iraqi army and paramilitary troops backed by U.S. soldiers swept into this insurgent stronghold near the Syrian border Saturday, conducting house-to-house searches and battering down stone walls in the narrow, winding streets of the old city.
Lawlessness persists in Gaza Strip
Spokesman says chaos will end when Israeli troops leave
September 11, 2005
Palestinian gunmen briefly abducted an Italian journalist and attacked government buildings Saturday in the Gaza Strip, signs of the lawlessness that threatens to intensify in the territory after Israel hands it over to the Palestinians early next week.
Food for thought
September 11, 2005
To the editor: Yes, there is looting in New Orleans.
Buck stops here
September 11, 2005
To the editor: When Republicans chime in with, “well, you can’t blame Bush for the work of that evil-doer Mother Nature,” it just illustrates how blind to reality they really are.
Real tragedy
September 11, 2005
To the editor: The American people have seen a tragedy, not the Gulf Coast or New Orleans.
Speak up
September 11, 2005
To the editor: It seems impossible as of late to go a day without hearing the woes of gas prices.
Rare trumpeter swans found nesting in northern Missouri
September 11, 2005
With their secret now public knowledge, two northern Missouri residents are basking in the glow of a historic blessed event - the birth of three trumpeter swans.
Helping others
September 11, 2005
To the editor: I am writing in response to a Journal-World article published a few days ago regarding the protection of Douglas County residents in the event of a major disaster.
Legal assistance
September 11, 2005
To the editor: Legalize auto theft?
Lesson for future
September 11, 2005
To the editor: I do not agree with the “harsh words” of Adrian Melott’s letter (Journal-World, Sept. 4).
Wake-up call
September 11, 2005
To the editor: I hope the events caused by Hurricane Katrina serve as a wake-up call to all of our citizens.
Educational mire
How can the state school board possibly put too much emphasis on the educational experience of its new commissioner of education?
September 11, 2005
It would seem that the most important qualification for the state’s new commissioner of education would be experience in the field of education.
Horoscopes
September 11, 2005
For Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005
Immobility foiled escape effort
September 11, 2005
Ask any hurricane expert, any disaster planner. Or ask anyone who knows about evacuations and he’ll tell you: There are always some people who stay behind. During Hurricane Elena in 1985, 10 percent of the inhabitants of the washed-out coastal barrier islands refused to leave, despite repeated warnings and despite their relative wealth. They stayed because they had lived through hurricanes before; because they believed, incorrectly, that their homes were impervious; and because - surprisingly often - they were worried about their pets.
Storm debacle tarnishes U.S. image
September 11, 2005
A trip to Paris last weekend made me painfully aware of the global impact of Hurricane Katrina.