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Former Free State volleyball star returns home
September 12, 2005
Temple University’s Lindsey Morningstar was in town this weekend to take on Kansas University. Although the Jayhawks got the better of her team, Morningstar, a former Firebird, said she was still glad to be back home.
LHS golfer finishes first at Firebird Invitational
September 12, 2005
Lawrence High golfer Sydney Wilson blew away the competition Monday at the Firebird Invitational at Eagle Bend golf course. Fifteen schools participated in the invitational.
6News telethon raises $26,400
September 12, 2005
Lawrence and the surrounding communities stepped forward Sunday night and pledged more than $26,000 to the continuing effort to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Wittig, Lake found guilty in Westar fraud case
01:13 p.m., September 12, 2005 Updated 02:00 p.m.
A jury on Monday found two former Westar Energy Inc. executives guilty of looting the state’s largest electric utility of millions of dollars.
Breezy, warm start to the week
Strong storms, cooler weather moving in Tuesday
September 12, 2005
Lawrence will see some clouds, but the city should escape thunderstorms rumbling this morning across Kansas, said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “Nothing is heading our way. It will all stay off to the west and north of us,” Schack said.
Breezy, warm start to the week
Strong storms, cooler weather moving in Tuesday
September 12, 2005
Lawrence will see some clouds, but the city should escape thunderstorms rumbling this morning across Kansas, said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “Nothing is heading our way. It will all stay off to the west and north of us,” Schack said.
Tributes to 9-11 abound
Coast to coast, teams mark anniversary
September 12, 2005
Giants coach Tom Coughlin wore an FDNY hat pulled low on his head, a small tribute to the many victims of Sept. 11.
Specter says he won’t ask if Roberts will overturn Roe
September 12, 2005
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday he will not ask Supreme Court chief justice nominee John Roberts whether he would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that legalized abortion.
Donated ‘stuff’ smothers coast’s hurricane relief effort
September 12, 2005
Relief workers have a message for the American people, whose generosity after Hurricane Katrina has been unprecedented:
Joneses rally Atlanta
Chipper, Andruw each homer in ninth
September 12, 2005
Chipper Jones and Andruw Jones hit consecutive homers off closer Chad Cordero with two outs in the ninth inning Sunday, rallying the Atlanta Braves to a 9-7 victory over the Washington Nationals.
Education woes
September 12, 2005
To the editor: Regarding “Let It Rest” in the Sept. 7 Journal-World: Now that the subject of evolution is to be decided by what a majority of Americans believe, let’s move on to whether the Holocaust really happened or whether indigenous peoples were compensated sufficiently for the land they lost to European settlers.
Portraits of hope & despair
September 12, 2005
When I arrived in northeastern Sri Lanka, the story was easy to find. People were eager to tell visitors about friends and family members they had lost, about how they feel, about how they are coping. All of this was typically conveyed through broken English and elaborate hand gestures, but if you look close enough, you can find everything you need to know in their eyes and in the worn expressions on their faces. The people who tell you the most are the ones that say nothing at all.
Saints’ win helps Katrina victims cope
September 12, 2005
A dozen weary police officers, on duty since before Hurricane Katrina hit, clustered around a police car for a rare break Sunday - and listened to the New Orleans Saints beat the Carolina Panthers.
Late field goal lifts New Orleans
Carney’s kick gives beleaguered city ‘bit of hope’
September 12, 2005
Football no longer is a simple game for the New Orleans Saints. They’ll play this season for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, a burden they’ll carry every time they step on the field.
Palestinians take over abandoned settlements as troops withdraw
September 12, 2005
Triumphant Palestinians poured into abandoned Jewish settlements today, setting empty synagogues on fire and shooting in the air, as the last Israeli soldier left the Gaza Strip, completing Israel’s pullout after 38 years of occupation.
Company acts as bank fraud watchdog
CardCops.com monitors Internet to help minimize consumers’ losses
September 12, 2005
The illicit haul arrived each day by e-mail, the personal details of computer users tricked by an Internet thief: a victim’s name, credit card number, date of birth, Social Security number, mother’s maiden name.
Putting a positive spin on needing extra help may impress employer
September 12, 2005
Although I have a B.A. in business, to complete my degree I had to go to a small college where I could get more individual attention.
9-11 anniversary puts focus on civil rights
Activists share their messages through The September Project, Freedom Fair
September 12, 2005
Sunday marked the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and Lawrence organizations commemorated the anniversary by taking a close look at how the incident affected civil rights and other related issues.
Sexual education guidelines under fire
State Board may opt for changes
September 12, 2005
It’s showdown time over sex education in Kansas public schools.
Horoscopes
September 12, 2005
For Monday, Sept. 12
Planned subdivision could get go-ahead
Lawrence City Commission agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
September 12, 2005
Commissioners will consider giving approval for a new residential subdivision near Mary’s Lake, between 28th Terrace and 31st Street, and east of Haskell Avenue.
Volunteers needed for sewing project
September 12, 2005
The Van Go JAMS! program needs volunteers to assist with a sewing project and lend machines for a creative freelance art education program. Volunteers will be asked to loan their machines (in good working order) from the last week of September to mid-October.
Area veteran attends WW II ceremonies
September 12, 2005
Lawrence resident Scottie Lingelbach late last month was invited and attended commemoration ceremonies in Vancouver, Wash. which marked the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II.
On the record
September 12, 2005
Lawrence datebook
September 12, 2005
Doctor uses camera to examine flowers
Photography focuses on inner workings of plants
September 12, 2005
When organizer Anita Peeters looks at the 40 photos of flowers lining the walls at the medical school, it’s not only the eye of the photographer she appreciates.
Mixed habitat used to re-create prairie
September 12, 2005
Norman Murray held up a tennis ball for farmers, conservation officers and nature lovers to see and tossed it into the grass.
Operation Pet Lift’ rescues 80 dogs
September 12, 2005
The first major airlift of dogs from the hurricane-battered Gulf Coast left Louisiana on Sunday, carrying about 80 pets to new temporary homes in California.
Yanks’ Johnson outduels Wakefield
September 12, 2005
Randy Johnson allowed only a soft single in seven innings, and Jason Giambi homered off Tim Wakefield to give the New York Yankees a much-needed 1-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.
Federer impressively wins U.S. Open
Runner-up Agassi: ‘He’s the best I’ve ever played against’
September 12, 2005
Andre Agassi has battled the champions of three eras - Pete Sampras, Boris Becker, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl - and now he puts Roger Federer above them all.
Commentary: Jets better hope Pennington gets better
September 12, 2005
It was the biggest question hanging over the Jets as they opened the 2005 season Sunday against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium: How sound was Chad Pennington’s surgically repaired right shoulder? As the game unfolded, and the Jets foundered with a shaky Pennington at the helm, the health of Pennington’s shoulder became less of a concern.
Kansas soccer falls to No. 15 Waves
September 12, 2005
All-Big 12 Conference defender Holly Gault scored two goals, but No. 15-ranked Pepperdine edged Kansas, 3-2, in college soccer Sunday at the San Diego U. field.
Irish crack top 10
September 12, 2005
Notre Dame is a top-10 team for the first time in three years, and Southern California has matched Miami for the longest stay at No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25.
Reid to supplant Woods as Cowboys’ QB
September 12, 2005
Bobby Reid will replace Donovan Woods as Oklahoma State’s starting quarterback Saturday against Arkansas State, offensive coordinator Larry Fedora said.
Lions count on Renfro; Valencia leads FSHS
September 12, 2005
Picking the elite distance runner out of the pack requires more than a study of the stride or the glide, the legs or the arms.
Tigers find offense, rip K.C.
Detroit belts 18 hits in 14-4 blowout of Royals
September 12, 2005
The Detroit Tigers ended their offensive struggles Sunday.
Injuries hit K.C.
September 12, 2005
One look at the injury list is enough to keep the Kansas City Chiefs’ 27-7 victory over the New York Jets in sobering perspective.
Texas proves it’s legit
Victory over Ohio St. has ‘Horns soaring
September 12, 2005
Vince Young and Texas are legitimate contenders now. And not just in the Big 12 Conference.
NCAA promotes hurricane-relief efforts
Organization suggests kickoff scrimmages - like KU’s ‘Late Night’ - be used as fund-raisers
September 12, 2005
The NCAA has suggested to its member schools ways to use men’s basketball to raise money for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
KU’s defense not up to snuff
September 12, 2005
As encouraging as the offense has looked at times in Kansas University’s first two football games, the defense - the heralded, highly regarded, vaunted defense - really hasn’t been lighting things up.
Old sheet music dusted off for city’s anniversary
Lawrence composer’s tune will be heard this weekend for first time in many decades
September 12, 2005
In the world of John H. Bell, there were no personal MP3 players and no car stereos.
As waters recede, hopes start to rise
September 12, 2005
Workers here were picking up trash Sunday, a small miracle under the circumstances. The airport opened to cargo traffic. A bullhorn-wielding volunteer led relief workers in a chorus of “Amazing Grace.”
Supreme Court rulings shape life as we know it
From mundane to sensational, decisions have broad influence
September 12, 2005
You might not be able to tell from confirmation hearings that start this week, but the U.S. Supreme Court deals with more than abortion and gay marriage.
Court sentences 12 for terrorist plots
September 12, 2005
Twelve Islamic militants screamed praise for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks as a Jordanian court jailed them for up to three years Sunday for plotting terrorist strikes against the American and Israeli embassies in Jordan.
Official warns against security council referral
September 12, 2005
Iran said Sunday it would not stop uranium conversion and warned of consequences if it was referred to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions over its nuclear program.
Former secretary takes surprise lead in primary
September 12, 2005
Mexico’s ruling National Action Party gave former Energy Secretary Felipe Calderon a surprise victory Sunday in the first round of its three-part presidential primary.
Government: Shots not assassination bid
September 12, 2005
Soldiers who fired at the defense minister’s convoy were not trying to assassinate him as initially believed, but were shooting at other troops they were angry with, a government spokesman said Sunday.
Protestant extremists continue rioting in N. Ireland
September 12, 2005
Protestant extremists attacked police and British troops for a second straight night Sunday, littering streets with rubble and burned-out vehicles in widespread violence sparked by anger over a restricted parade. More than 40 police were wounded in the mayhem.
Landslide victory projected in Japanese election
September 12, 2005
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi scored a political triumph Sunday as the long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party headed for a landslide win in an election touted as a referendum on his push to privatize Japan’s cash-swollen postal system.
Militants flee through tunnels during Tal Afar offensive
September 12, 2005
Insurgents staged a classic guerrilla retreat from Tal Afar on Sunday, melting into the countryside through a network of tunnels to escape an Iraqi-U.S. force that reported killing about 150 rebels while storming the militant bastion.
K.C. masterpiece: Defense dominates, apologizes for TD
September 12, 2005
Here’s a switch: The Kansas City defense is apologizing for being imperfect, not for being awful.
Wood: Offense creates buzz
September 12, 2005
Cleaning out Saturday’s notebook, trying desperately to decipher some of the slop I actually thought was legible at the time I wrote it: ¢ Who would’ve thought? Filing out of Memorial Stadium on Saturday, some spectators who witnessed Kansas University’s 36-8 football victory over Appalachian State actually were excited about the Jayhawks’ offense.
People in the news
September 12, 2005
¢ Martha Stewart says it was hard work being on clock ¢ Lennon’s first wife claims former Beatle once hit her ¢ Hispanic-American stars to visit Gulf Coast ¢ ‘American Idol’ Clarkson forced to cancel tour dates ¢ Pushy photographer crashes Witherspoon’s Disneyland day
TV shows, ads to feature more Hispanic actors
September 12, 2005
In ABC’s new sitcom, “Freddie,” one of the main characters - Freddie Prinze Jr.’s Puerto Rican grandmother - speaks only Spanish. The show will use subtitles to translate her words.
Rabbit man’ is staple at Kansas State Fair
For a half-century, Fred Weber has shown great care for the hares
September 12, 2005
A half-century ago, gasoline was 29 cents a gallon, a letter could be mailed for 3 cents, a dozen eggs were 60 cents and Fred Weber was taking care of the rabbits at the Kansas State Fair.
Park dedicated at 12th and Vine
K.C.’s famous intersection is gone, but its place in jazz history lives on
September 12, 2005
It’s been nearly two decades since there has been a corner to stand on at 12th and Vine, an intersection made famous in the song “Kansas City.”
Second Vioxx trial to begin this week
September 12, 2005
Three days after Merck & Co. Inc. lost a huge liability case last month over the pain-reliever Vioxx, chief executive officer Richard T. Clark told his 64,000 employees to stand fast.
Survey: Retail gas prices hit all-time highs
September 12, 2005
Damage to Gulf Coast refineries and pipelines by Hurricane Katrina pushed retail gas prices to historic highs in the past two weeks, with self-serve regular averaging more than $3 a gallon for the first time ever, according to a nationwide survey released Sunday.
ABC News receives tape showing terrorist threat
September 12, 2005
A tape delivered to ABC News in Pakistan this weekend features a masked man making terrorist threats against Los Angeles and Australia.
Carolina residents wary of Hurricane Ophelia
September 12, 2005
Hurricane Ophelia sat nearly stationary off the coast of the Carolinas on Sunday, taunting coastal residents made wary by the destruction that Katrina caused along the Gulf Coast.
Relatives, friends honor 9-11 victims
Ceremonies across U.S. mark fourth anniversary of attacks
September 12, 2005
New York marked the fourth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks Sunday in an emotional ceremony at ground zero that showed wounds have yet to heal.
The week ahead
September 12, 2005
High schools schedule cheerleading clinics
September 12, 2005
Both Lawrence public high schools will hold spirit squad clinics this weekend.
Nursing professor to discuss drug costs
September 12, 2005
A William Jewel College nursing professor will discuss high prescription drug costs Thursday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
KU grad gets new role with Rep. Moore
September 12, 2005
Glen Sears, a 2003 Kansas University graduate, will be working as U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore’s executive assistant and office manager in Washington, D.C.
County Road 458 near Clinton Lake to close
September 12, 2005
A portion of County Road 458 will be closed for improvement beginning Thursday.
Spry Baldwin resident due to hit century mark in style
Dancing toward 100
September 12, 2005
Martha C. Smith has “Old Father Time” under her control.
Kansas getting left behind in funding again
State to get approximately $1.5 million less to cover No Child Left Behind programs
September 12, 2005
For the second straight year, Kansas is getting left behind in No Child Left Behind federal funding.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
September 12, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.78 at the Citgo at Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Poor leadership
September 12, 2005
To the editor: This is in regard to Hurricane Katrina, and the damage that this monster storm inflicted upon the city of New Orleans.
Big spenders
September 12, 2005
To the editor: Wow - $88,900 to create the new Kansas University logo.
Philosophies
September 12, 2005
To the editor: Today’s editorial (Sept. 7) lists some options of beliefs regarding evolution and creation.
Federal budget deficit continues to swell
September 12, 2005
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, credible private experts are forecasting a federal budget deficit of $500 billion for this year, a sharp reminder of the fiscal folly of the current government.
Ambulance Girl’ movie marriage in need of paramedic
September 12, 2005
Academy Award winner Kathy Bates (“Misery”) directs and stars in “Ambulance Girl” (8 p.m., Lifetime), an intelligent if flawed drama about a middle-aged woman who challenges her inner demons and becomes a happier and more fulfilled person, only to discover that her healthy changes may imperil her not-so-stable marriage. It also happens to be based on a true story by Jane Stern, half of the best-selling writing team of Jane and Michael Stern.
Bush, Russian leader share similarities
September 12, 2005
Imagine that George Bush could command American television networks to limit their broadcasts to heroic rescues in New Orleans while blacking out scenes of human misery there. Imagine too that Bush could compel Congress to endorse his handling of Hurricane Katrina. Imagine that, and you will have created an American version of Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
Don’t waste it
Don’t spend so much time laughing off a cliche that you forget to smell the flowers.
September 12, 2005
A tragedy in a resort area of Switzerland recently should remind us all of the uncertainty and frailty of life and how wise it is to use well what time we have.
Children look up to parents
September 12, 2005
Most parents realize instinctively that the “do as I say, not as I do” approach to raising children is not particularly effective. Now science has provided some compelling evidence to back up the notion that it’s what we do, and not what we say, that influences children’s behavior the most.