Archive for Wednesday, September 14, 2005

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Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
NYSSO Tournament of Champions Season Openers across Lawrence
Podcasts
Polls
Are you having trouble getting around Lawrence, with all the construction projects?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes. I’m having trouble with the limited access available on West Sixth Street.
 
29%
No, I don’t drive in the construction areas.
 
23%
No. I’ve adjusted by making more time or changing my route.
 
19%
Yes, I’m having problems because of the construction on Clinton Parkway west of Wakarusa Drive.
 
13%
Yes. I’m having problems with lane closures on Wakarusa Drive.
 
8%
Yes. I’m having trouble coming in from the west because County Road 458 is blocked off to traffic north of Clinton Parkway.
 
5%
Total 541
What is your favorite post game snack?

Poll results

Response Percent
Crackers/chips
 
41%
Ice cream/popcicles
 
23%
Fruit
 
17%
Cookies/candy
 
17%
Total 34
Videos

All stories

Lawrence conservative among finalists for education commissioner
September 14, 2005
The State Board of Education today announced the names of five finalists for the position of education commissioner, including a Lawrence resident who has been a champion of conservative causes.
Fall-like weather cools off Lawrence
September 14, 2005
You can leave your umbrella at home today. But you might want to break out some long sleeves, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “It’s a dry start, with clouds thickening up,” Schack said. “It feels kind of cool out there… . It’s a very fall-like day.”
Author to speak at Woodruff today
September 14, 2005
Author Deborah Lipstadt will speak on “History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving” at 7:30 p.m. today in the Woodruff Auditorium of the Kansas Union at Kansas University.
Lawrence ArtMarket Saturday last of season
September 14, 2005
The last in a new series of art fairs will be Saturday at the Lawrence Visitor Center, 402 N. Second St.
Essay contest offered to Kansas students
September 14, 2005
September has been proclaimed “College Savings Month” in Kansas in conjunction with Learning Quest, a state-created program to help families invest in postsecondary education.
Law and disorder in Fox sitcom
September 14, 2005
Beware of a show with a pun in the title. The new comedy-drama “Head Cases” (8 p.m., Fox) concerns two lawyers suffering from mental disorders who form a law practice and defend clients too zany to appeal to the madcap litigators from “Boston Legal” and “Ally McBeal.”
Television viewers: Stop with the reality shows, already!
September 14, 2005
In the eyes of viewers, reality television is not only a misnamed genre. It’s a format wearing out its welcome.
Legend rears ‘Brave Face’
September 14, 2005
It sounds cruel, but let’s face it: Except for the occasional highlight like “Vanilla Sky” or “My Brave Face,” for the past 20 years, Paul McCartney’s catalog has been pretty barren.
Commodities
September 14, 2005
Officials fear uncertain natural gas supplies
September 14, 2005
Senior Bush administration officials touring the Gulf Coast area devastated by Hurricane Katrina expressed concern Tuesday about possible shortages of natural gas, saying that the region’s production may not recover for months.
Video game tourneys draw big-time sponsors
E-sports attracting spectators, advertising
September 14, 2005
Is “frags per round” going to be the batting average of the 21st century?
Old-item quandary: Repair or replace?
September 14, 2005
Although hardly an age-old question, many consumers nonetheless puzzle over what to do with broken, sometimes old-age products: When, goes the dilemma, does it become more economical to replace a product whose warranty has expired than to repair it?
Health care costs shifting to workers
September 14, 2005
The nation’s employers are struggling with close to double-digit increases in health care costs in 2006, and consequently will be shifting more of that burden to their employees, according to a new survey of more than 1,800 firms.
Daily ticker
September 14, 2005
Afghan president urges citizens to vote for honest candidates
September 14, 2005
Afghanistan’s president urged voters Tuesday to support honest candidates in landmark legislative elections this weekend amid concerns that warlords and others with violent backgrounds are on the ballot.
Bush woes
September 14, 2005
To the editor: Can we see now that President Bush has no clothes?
Argument amiss
September 14, 2005
To the editor: Wednesday’s (Sept. 7) editorial and the recent creation-evolution polls are framed in a way that completely misses the central points of the argument.
Ford, Visteon agree on plant transfers
September 14, 2005
Ford Motor Co. will take unprofitable plants back from parts maker Visteon Corp. under definitive agreements announced Tuesday.
Wake-up call
September 14, 2005
To the editor: Ninety-thousand square miles of the Gulf Coast were erased.
Roberts qualified to serve as Supreme Court chief justice
September 14, 2005
Every so often I do a column comprised of a variety of unrelated comments, each of which alone is too short to justify a column by itself. This is one of those columns.
Blame game
September 14, 2005
To the editor: I do not know what is more disturbing, the devastation from Katrina, looting and shooting by some in New Orleans or the behavior of those participating in the blame game.
Role reversal
September 14, 2005
To the editor: In the Monday, Aug. 29, issue of the Lawrence Journal-World, an article about an Iraqi Fullbright Scholar who is in Kansas to study and teach appeared next to a story about Kansas Guardsmen who are being sent to Iraq.
Marketing ploy
September 14, 2005
To the editor: With respect to the megachurch article (“Big stakes in Lawrence,” Sept. 3), I would ask the Rev. Jerry Johnston to please stay in Overland Park.
10U Funky Monkeys edge Diamonds
September 14, 2005
Taryn Dreed scored two goals and added an assist, but it wasn’t enough as the Funky Monkey’s 10U girl’s soccer team defeated the Diamonds 6-3 Saturday at Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Kansas City Southern settles tax dispute
September 14, 2005
Shares of Kansas City Southern rose sharply Tuesday after the railroad company said it had settled a tax dispute with the Mexican government over a railway KCS bought earlier this year.
Heat, fast play drains Bulldogs and Wizards in season opener
September 14, 2005
One thing was clear after the Wizards and Bulldogs 10U co-ed soccer match at Youth Sports Inc. fields on Saturday. “These kids are going to sleep well tonight, and I don’t think the parents are going to mind,” said onlooker Boe Keasling of the draining match characterized by both teams’ wide-open and fast-paced play.
Bench sparks victory for Darth Griffens
September 14, 2005
Jack Clark remains cool and calm under pressure in his soccer games. He can finish plays with ease, even with multiple defenders around him. Clark scored the first two goals of the season Saturday to help the 10U Darth Griffens beat the Eagles, 4-0, at Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Huston puts on show; Tigers win 9-7
September 14, 2005
When Sampson Huston has the ball at his feet and the goal in front of him, he knows what to do. Huston scored seven goals Saturday to help the 6U Coed White Tigers defeat the Hawks, 9-7, at Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Friendly rivarly results in braggin rights for member of Team 6
September 14, 2005
Minutes before the match started, Jared Bennett of Team Four and Alex Craig of Team Six both informed each other of their plans. “You’re going down,” Craig said. “No, you’re going down, you’re going way down,” Bennett said, motioning to the ground. They may only be 7 years old, but these two teams had plenty of reason to look forward to the match. After being teammates in previous years, Saturday marked the first time that friends faced off against one another at Youth Sports Inc. Fields.
U.S. official on mission impossible
September 14, 2005
President Bush might as well have asked Karen Hughes - his friend and longtime political adviser - to hold back Hurricane Katrina, because he has assigned her an equally impossible task. In naming Hughes undersecretary of state for public diplomacy, President Bush wants her to improve America’s image abroad and specifically in the Muslim world.
Cooper carries Cougars to 19-0 victory over Chops
September 14, 2005
Austin Downing mimics the Cougars mascot quite effectively, prowling the field before swiftly and strongly attacking the opposing team’s ball carrier. The C-team linebacker’s efforts Sunday - a two-sack, 10-tackle performance - greatly aided the Cougars 19-0 victory over the Chops at Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Hurricanes offense overpowers Gorillas
September 14, 2005
Keith Loneker Jr. showed his pedigree as he made plays all over the field Sunday in his Hurricanes B-team 41-6 victory over the Gorillas at Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Bulldogs’ back too much for Cardinals
September 14, 2005
The ground-pounding combination of Jesse LaMay and Asher Hannon was too much for the Cardinals defense to handle as the Bulldogs ran over the Cardinals 27-0 in the sixth grade match-up Sunday at Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Newspaper seeks school shooters’ videos, writings
September 14, 2005
Attorneys for a newspaper asked the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday to rule that videotapes and writings made by the Columbine gunmen before their bloody rampage are public records, which could clear the way for a judge to release them.
Court: Rudolph defense cost taxpayers $4M
September 14, 2005
Legal fees to defend Eric Rudolph in a deadly Alabama abortion clinic blast and the Atlanta Olympics bombing cost taxpayers more than $4 million before he agreed to plead guilty in a deal that spared his life, court documents show.
Neighbors: Children seemed to be well cared for
Charges not yet filed against parents who kept kids in cages
September 14, 2005
The 11 children removed from a house where authorities say some of them slept in homemade cages are polite, well-behaved, well-dressed and appear to have been well-fed, neighbors and authorities said Tuesday.
Chavez: U.S. has denied visas to bodyguards
September 14, 2005
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday that U.S. authorities have denied visas to his security team, forcing him to put a hold on his plans to visit New York for the U.N. summit.
Ammunition blasts injure more than 100
September 14, 2005
Huge blasts at a suburban Manila police ammunition dump injured at least 107 people, damaged several buildings and homes and set off security jitters in a capital long wary of possible terror attacks or a coup, officials said. Police ruled out sabotage or terrorism.
Police arrest protesters demanding democracy
September 14, 2005
Riot police wielding bamboo batons beat and arrested hundreds of protesters marching through Katmandu on Tuesday demanding the restoration of democracy in this Himalayan kingdom.
Six-nation talks on North Korea’s nuclear program resume after recess
September 14, 2005
North Korea insisted Tuesday it will not give up its right to civilian nuclear programs, raising questions about the possibility of a breakthrough as six-nation talks aimed at persuading Pyongyang to abandon its atomic weapons resumed after a five-week recess.
Britain rules outlawed Protestant group’s truce is over
September 14, 2005
A major outlawed Protestant group in Northern Ireland has abandoned its 11-year-old truce and is an enemy of the peace once again, Britain declared today in a long-expected verdict against the Ulster Volunteer Force.
Hash browns can boost mealtimes all day long
September 14, 2005
People who enjoy breakfast usually have a favorite food they look forward to, something they’d happily nosh any time of day. When pressed, they might confess they do eat it any time of day.
Summer side dishes appropriate for a fall palate
September 14, 2005
On the list of traditional summer side dishes, many people would put potato salad at the top of the list. No picnic table would be complete without a big Tupperware bowl of potato salad, right next to the coleslaw and baked beans.
Star-Spangled bungles stir national anthem awareness efforts
September 14, 2005
You wouldn’t know it from reading people’s lips at a sporting event, but “The Star-Spangled Banner” ends with the following phrase: “O’er the land of the free / and the home of the brave.” That’s “o’er,” not “for.”
Roberts carefully noncommittal on questions relating to Roe
September 14, 2005
Chief Justice-nominee John Roberts repeatedly refused to answer questions about abortion and other contentious issues at his confirmation hearing Tuesday, telling frustrated Democrats he would not discuss matters that could come before the Supreme Court.
Red Cross worker upset with efforts
September 14, 2005
A Lawrence Red Cross worker ordered to return home from Mississippi on Monday said she was upset because assistance wasn’t being provided to a rural area near Gulfport, Miss.
Relief workers victims of job mix-up
Would-be humanitarians sent to clean up casino
September 14, 2005
What was envisioned as a mission of mercy to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina ended in anger and disillusionment for two Lawrence residents.
On the record
September 14, 2005
Lawrence datebook
September 14, 2005
National Merit semifinalists from area are announced
September 14, 2005
Eleven high school seniors from Lawrence public schools have been named National Merit Semifinalists.
Housing sought for Asian families
September 14, 2005
A Lawrence Catholic priest is seeking housing for at least five Asian families who lost their homes to Hurricane Katrina.
Ridership rising on city’s bus system
September 14, 2005
Higher gasoline prices may be increasing the number of riders using the city’s public transportation system.
Road work snarls west side
Simultaneous construction projects force waits, detours
September 14, 2005
Tony Matalone said the timing for closing County Road 458 couldn’t be worse.
County reports two new West Nile cases
September 14, 2005
Two Douglas County residents were added as the fourth and fifth Kansas human West Nile Virus cases in 2005, state health officials announced Tuesday.
Area food pantries in need of supplies
September 14, 2005
Relief agencies such as the Red Cross are being inundated with offers from people interested in helping victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Development approved near Mary’s Lake
September 14, 2005
City commissioners Tuesday approved plans for a new 39-home single family housing development near Mary’s Lake near 31st Street and Haskell Avenue.
Acceptance of Sesquicentennial funds no guarantee of starting plaza project
September 14, 2005
The city’s Sesquicentennial Commission received praise but no hard promises from Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday night.
Smoking ban changes approved
September 14, 2005
City commissioners Tuesday night moved ahead on changes to the city’s workplace smoking ban despite warnings from an attorney representing the hospitality industry that the ordinance was unconstitutional.
Moon festival set for Sunday
September 14, 2005
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Asian Community Center will present the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival for children at 8 p.m. Sunday at the East Lawrence Center, 1245 E. 15th St.
Records case raises privacy concerns
September 14, 2005
The women and teen-age girls whose medical records are the subject of a once-secret inquisition by Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline have not been told their sexual histories may come under scrutiny.
Downtown gets into Walktober spirit
September 14, 2005
Wives or husbands who get dirty looks from their spouses about spending too much money shopping now have a new defense - shopping in downtown Lawrence is good for your health.
Keegan kreamed
September 14, 2005
Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan was kreamed again. This week, 27 people beat Keegan, who correctly predicted seven of nine contests - missing the Iowa State and Missouri games.
Veritas sweeps three matches
September 14, 2005
The Veritas Christian Academy volleyball team enjoyed a rousing start as a varsity program, sweeping its inaugural three matches Tuesday night at the East Lawrence Center.
Woodland claims first career title
September 14, 2005
Kansas University junior Gary Woodland fired a final-round 69 Tuesday to win the Cleveland State Invitational at Sand Ridge Golf Club.
LHS, Free State team for perfect 10s
September 14, 2005
Although the Lawrence High and Free State High gymnastics teams are separated by their school names, they view themselves as a single unit.
Have you seen this Jayhawk?
Don’t worry. He hasn’t yet, but you can bet Charles Gordon will make plays this year for KU
September 14, 2005
Looks like the expectation monster struck again. The size of this beast, though, rivals Jupiter.
New Orleans thankful for KU game
September 14, 2005
University of New Orleans basketball coach Monte Towe owns a roomy house just off the shores of Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana’s historic, hurricane-ravaged city.
Olathe Northwest shuts down Firebirds
Previously unbeaten FSHS falls flat in 5-0 loss to Ravens
September 14, 2005
Reality arrived as a sledgehammer for Free State High’s boys soccer team Tuesday afternoon.
Pancake fundraiser slated for shelter
September 14, 2005
Members of the homeless community will be serving pancakes this Saturday as part of a fundraiser for the Lawrence Community Open Shelter.
Broussard’s blasts boost Indians
September 14, 2005
Ben Broussard’s second homer of the game, a tiebreaking three-run shot in the eighth inning, sent Cleveland to a 5-2 victory over Oakland that kept the Indians in control of the AL wild-card race.
Chicago holds off K.C.
September 14, 2005
Jose Contreras won his fifth straight start, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals for the 13th time in 16 games this season, 6-4 on Tuesday night.
Gamboa moving on in Arkansas
Coach’s life less hectic as mania after attack fades
September 14, 2005
The questions are fewer now, the notoriety gone. Tom Gamboa is back on the baseball field, not in the majors, but managing in the minor leagues and finding peace and success away from the spotlight.
UConn’s Williams granted probation
Point guard given community service for role in theft
September 14, 2005
Connecticut point guard Marcus Williams was given 18 months probation Tuesday and ordered to perform 400 hours of community service for his role in the theft of four computers from a campus dormitory.
Hong Kong Disneyland mixes Mickey with feng shui
September 14, 2005
When Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck landed in Paris in 1992, French officials shunned the opening of Euro Disney, intellectuals decried the invasion of American pop culture, and park workers protested the strict dress code.
Injury situation looking brighter for Kansas City
Cornerback Surtain, fullback Richardson expected to play Sunday against Oakland, Vermeil says
September 14, 2005
The injury situation is much brighter than the Kansas City Chiefs glumly had expected after four starters went out during Sunday’s victory over the New York Jets.
Johnson cited for domestic abuse assault
Chiefs running back accused in altercation with girlfriend at K.C. bar
September 14, 2005
Chiefs running back Larry Johnson turned himself in to police Monday night after an altercation he had with his girlfriend early Saturday at a Kansas City bar.
Indonesian president inducted into International Hall of Fame
September 14, 2005
Indonesia’s president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has been honored at Fort Leavenworth, becoming the first sitting head of state inducted into the International Hall of Fame at the Command and General Staff College.
Pocket slots planned
September 14, 2005
If the Kansas Lottery has its way, thousands of people soon will be carrying small electronic slot machines - in their coat or shirt pockets.
First lady becomes president’s first defender
September 14, 2005
Laura Bush is reprising her role as her husband’s first defender, making several trips to the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast as President Bush’s approval ratings sink to their lowest level yet.
Ex-Cowboys kicker dies
September 14, 2005
Toni Fritsch, who went from Austrian soccer player to place-kicker for the Dallas Cowboys, died Tuesday. He was 60.
King of Pop may organize all-star charity benefit
September 14, 2005
As Michael Jackson watched the destruction of New Orleans from a palace in the distant desert kingdom of Bahrain, he saw an opportunity to help others - and has since been trying to organize an all-star charity single that just may end up helping his flagging career as well.
Bush takes responsibility for Katrina response
September 14, 2005
President Bush for the first time took responsibility Tuesday for federal government mistakes in dealing with Hurricane Katrina and suggested the calamity raised broader questions about the government’s ability to handle both natural disasters and terror attacks.
Iraqi committee seeks timetable for U.S. exit
September 14, 2005
In an attempt to lay the legal groundwork for asking the United States to withdraw its troops, an Iraqi National Assembly committee released a report Tuesday that said the presence of the American military prevents Iraq from becoming fully sovereign.
U.S. forces widen offensive, capture al-Qaida militant
September 14, 2005
U.S. forces widened their operations against insurgents in northern Iraq on Tuesday, launching an attack on the Euphrates River stronghold of Haditha only days after evicting militants from Tal Afar. Residents also reported American air strikes in the same region near Qaim.
Survey: Support for amendment faltering
Coalition of lawmakers backing Mass. anti-gay marriage measure crumbling
September 14, 2005
A fragile coalition of lawmakers cobbled together to support an anti-gay marriage amendment is falling apart, virtually assuring that same-sex marriage will for now remain legal in Massachusetts, according to an Associated Press poll.
Area judges weigh in on confirmation hearings
September 14, 2005
Richard Rogers isn’t so sure he could be named to the federal bench these days.
People in the news
September 14, 2005
¢ Chappelle admits he doesn’t know what next move will be ¢ Angelina Jolie proves she’s a proud mom of two ¢ Report: Heidi Klum gives birth to healthy baby boy ¢ Judge freezes ‘Suge’ Knight’s assets on behalf of drug dealer ¢ Former child star to receive Lifetime Achievement Award ¢ Pavarotti gets medieval award for humanitarian work
Mommie & Me’ playgroup launched
September 14, 2005
Stay-at-home mothers looking for friendship and support are invited to join the Lawrence Mommie & Me Playgroup.
Douglas County commissioners to review rural rezoning request
September 14, 2005
Douglas County resident Cindy Nau isn’t against development or building in rural portions of the county, but she’s growing tired of new subdivisions going in with what she views as very little foresight.
Horoscopes
September 14, 2005
For Wednesday, Sept. 14
Grom perfect for Lightning in 18-9 win
September 14, 2005
Nine batters up, nine batters down. Matt Grom, pitcher for the Lawrence Lightning, recorded a perfect three innings of work Friday against the Giants at Youth Sports Inc. fields. The 11-year-old Lightning pitcher avoided walking any Giant batters and recorded five strikeouts, leading the Lightning to an 18-9 victory.
Islanders flee as Hurricane Ophelia approaches Southeast coastline
September 14, 2005
Vulnerable islands were evacuated and mainland schools were closed Tuesday as Ophelia strengthened to a hurricane and wobbled closer to land with a threat of flooding rain.
Wal-Mart accused of having sweatshop conditions overseas
September 14, 2005
A lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of failing to monitor labor conditions at overseas factories that allegedly maintained sweatshop conditions.
Baldwin district praised in report
Standard & Poor gives it top rating for putting taxpayer money to good use
September 14, 2005
A preliminary report from Standard & Poor analysts gave 16 Kansas school districts a top rating when it came to using taxpayer money to reach academic goals.
Honors under way for Constitution Day
September 14, 2005
This week’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings make Friday’s Constitution Day celebration a fitting event, Kansas University officials say.
Keegan: Show up for guys like this
September 14, 2005
If you don’t go to Kansas University’s football game Saturday at Memorial Stadium, it will be another six weeks before you can see the Jayhawks wear home jerseys in Kansas.
Decision on Superdome on hold
Stadium must be cleaned, decontaminated before officials can assess future
September 14, 2005
Experts will have to clean and decontaminate the Louisiana Superdome before the stadium’s future can be determined.
Question remains: How much should Wittig forfeit?
Federal jurors called upon to settle final charge
September 14, 2005
A day after convicting two former Westar Energy Inc. executives of looting the Topeka-based utility, a federal jury was asked Tuesday to force the men to turn over millions of dollars in assets and salary.
Senate to consider Brownback’s marriage bonus plan for nation’s capital
September 14, 2005
More than half the children in the nation’s capital are raised by single parents and, in response, Congress is considering a controversial plan to pay a marriage bonus for low-income couples who tie the knot.
Childhood classics book group offered
September 14, 2005
The Lawrence Public Library is offering a free, four-session book discussion group on childhood literary classics.
Egypt-Gaza border opens up smuggling, family reunions
September 14, 2005
The Egypt-Gaza border was open for business Tuesday: cheap cigarettes, live goats and Egyptian tourists flooded into Gaza, and Gazans celebrating their new freedom rushed to Egyptian seaside resorts.
Gotcha!
David Wittig and Douglas Lake are now officially branded for the crooks
September 14, 2005
David Wittig and his “chief strategy officer” finally will have to face the music after their lengthy legal dancing to dodge charges that they looted Wester Energy Inc. of millions of dollars. Which they did.
Coach begins 10th season with victory
September 14, 2005
The 10th season-opener was a charm for South Junior High coach Willie Brown. “This is a great way to start off my 10th season with a strong victory by such a good squad,” said Brown, whose South Eagles defeated the Central Colts 21-6 Sunday at Youth Sports Inc.
Football Tournament a success for LYF
September 14, 2005
Over the Labor Day weekend 28 teams from around the Midwest braved the heat to kick off the start of the National Youth Sports Sanctioning Organization football tournament schedule. The five football fields at Youth Sports Inc. hosted the Tournament of Champions.
U.N. General Assembly agrees on document
Diplomats say they lowered expectations
September 14, 2005
The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday adopted a watered-down document on poverty, human rights and U.N. reform for world leaders to approve at a summit this week, after shedding many of Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s most ambitious goals during weeks of bitter debate.
Test your food safety IQ
September 14, 2005
September is Food Safety Education Month. Even though food safety errors that occur during processing and marketing make front page news, food safety is really a responsibility that we all share.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
September 14, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.69 at Citgo at Ninth and Iowa. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Board deadlocked on sexual education issue
Tie shelves advisory policy for now
September 14, 2005
The State Board of Education failed to reach a decision Tuesday about sex education.
City hopes to curb crumbling concrete
September 14, 2005
In Lawrence, CSI doesn’t just refer to the crime scene investigators who have become the rage on television shows these days.
Stoops: Peterson’s status to be determined
Oklahoma tailback likely to play but not start as penalty for missing classes
September 14, 2005
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says he’ll decide later this week whether suspended tailback Adrian Peterson will start Saturday against UCLA.
Cards survive Pirates
Carpenter shaky, but St. Louis rallies
September 14, 2005
Chris Carpenter blew a four-run lead in his worst outing since his 13-game winning streak began in mid-June, but St. Louis rallied on David Eckstein’s ninth-inning RBI single for a 5-4 victory Tuesday over Pittsburgh.
Nursing home owners face negligent homicide charges for patients’ deaths
September 14, 2005
In a day of reckoning across battered New Orleans, the owners of a nursing home were charged in the deaths of dozens of patients killed by Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters, the death toll in Louisiana jumped to 423, and the mayor warned that the city is broke.