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Lawrence man injured in crash near Baldwin
September 19, 2005
A Lawrence man was flown by air ambulance to a Kansas City hospital early this morning after his pickup truck crashed just north of Baldwin on Douglas County Road 1055.
Kansas beef industry to benefit from Taiwan trade
September 19, 2005
A $420 million trade deal with Taiwan for cattle hides will mean more than $130 million to Kansas producers, officials said today.
Thunderstorms rumble through city
07:48 a.m., September 19, 2005 Updated 04:07 p.m.
There’s no need for an umbrella anymore this afternoon. “At least for us in Lawrence,” says Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist. A line of thunderstorms passed through the Lawrence area between 3:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m., bringing lightning, thunder, some pea-sized hail and about three-tenths of an inch of rain.
Raiders repelled
K.C. defense blankets Moss, stifles Oakland
September 19, 2005
Randy Moss delivered the breathtaking big play the Oakland Raiders expected when they acquired him.
Wood: Big 12 North unsettled
September 19, 2005
Three weeks into the college football season, has anything been determined regarding anyone in the Big 12 North?
With constitution finished, corruption allegations emerge in Assembly
September 19, 2005
Iraq’s National Assembly gave final approval Sunday to the nation’s new constitution and the United Nations began printing 5 million copies of it immediately for voters to study before they vote on it in an Oct. 15 referendum.
Lawmaker assassinated in ambush
Bodies pulled from Tigris River as Iraqi death toll continues to rise
September 19, 2005
Insurgents assassinated a Kurdish member of parliament and police found 20 bodies shot to death and dumped in the Tigris River north of the capital, where there was no major violence Sunday for the first time in five days.
Branch out from military experiences to impress civilian employers
September 19, 2005
I retired from the military, where I had 20 years of management experience, plus I have a B.S. in management of human resources. I’ve applied for jobs in HR, but was told that I have no civilian experience.
Firms head to coast to profit from cleanup
September 19, 2005
As the residents of New Orleans were trying to flee their flooded and hurricane-destroyed city, Brad Scott and his crew from Maximum Tree Service in Cheney, Kan., were trying to get here.
Elementary’s walking school bus strolls along
Exercise promoted as kids travel to and from classes
September 19, 2005
When school lets out at Weaver Elementary, a crush of cars forms to pick up children. But inside the cafeteria, Julie Sigloch, Susan Hayes and Cindy Schaeffer are lining up a fleet of feet, more than 30 kids who’ve signed up for a route with Weaver’s Walking School Bus. “Drivers” wear bright vests and carefully check off the names of their “riders” on attendance sheets.
New fall series offer couples’ therapy
September 19, 2005
Romance blooms in the strangest places. And television’s most inspiring couple may not be a man and wife, or lovers at all, but an unlikely pairing of lawyers on “Just Legal” (8 p.m., WB), producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s nod to Frank Capra.
Bonds blasts 705th homer to propel San Francisco
September 19, 2005
Barry Bonds splashed a home run into McCovey Cove for the first time this season, a leadoff drive in the eighth inning that helped the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-3, Sunday.
Royals thumped, 11-0
Laid-back Indians ready for Chisox
September 19, 2005
After completing a three-game sweep of Kansas City, the Cleveland Indians promised to maintain a calm demeanor when they start a key series today in Chicago.
Military duty calls deputies away
Franklin County, other areas feel effects of wartime
September 19, 2005
There are a lot of roads in Franklin County, but these days there aren’t as many sheriff’s deputies to patrol them.
Conservatives win election, fail to grasp governing mandate
September 19, 2005
Conservative challenger Angela Merkel’s party won the most votes in German elections Sunday but fell short of a clear mandate to govern, according to official results. Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder staged a dramatic comeback and proclaimed that he should head the next government.
Government picking through mistakes found in Katrina’s wake
September 19, 2005
Katrina is what classrooms call a teachable moment. Everyone is picking through the mistakes from all levels of government for lessons that will spare more lives and property when disaster visits the country again.
Russia seeks oil leverage
September 19, 2005
Want to make a former KGB colonel’s day? Simple. Climb into your SUV and cruise your city. Turn up your home or store air conditioner on a warmish day. Or choose another way to waste energy. You will bring a smile to Vladimir Putin’s face and a bulge to Russia’s national wallet.
Lynndie England plans to fight abuse charges
September 19, 2005
Army Pfc. Lynndie England will abandon her earlier courtroom strategy and fight charges that she was a key participant in detainee abuse at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison, her lawyer said.
Hurricane Katrina puts Fed in challenging spot
September 19, 2005
Conflicting economic risks that could emerge from Hurricane Katrina are putting Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and his central bank colleagues in a challenging spot.
Spellings to announce examination of higher ed
September 19, 2005
America’s system of colleges and universities is famously decentralized, producing experimentation and variety, but making it hard to tackle big-picture issues such as access and affordability on a national scale.
Former governor going on trial for corruption
September 19, 2005
Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan won accolades for clearing the state’s death row, but a scandal that destroyed his popularity and made him unelectable in 2002 has now brought him to a critical confrontation.
Official: Train was excessively speeding before derailment
September 19, 2005
A commuter train was going almost 60 mph above the speed limit just before it derailed, killing two people and injuring dozens of others, the acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday.
$1.25B pledged to Clinton for global issues
September 19, 2005
Former President Bill Clinton convinced world and business leaders to commit more than $1.25 billion to address major global problems, ranging from poverty to clean energy.
Specter hopes for another Roberts
Republican senator: O’Connor’s replacement should have similar views
September 19, 2005
Predicting an easy confirmation for John Roberts, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday he hoped President Bush’s next Supreme Court nominee will share Roberts’ conservative credentials.
Strapless dresses win ‘most popular’ award on red carpet
September 19, 2005
Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross and Nicollette Sheridan could become known as the “strapless housewives” after the Emmy Awards.
Emmy loves ‘Raymond,’ gets ‘Desperate’ and ‘Lost’
September 19, 2005
Everybody loved “Raymond” one more time at the Emmys, honoring the show Sunday as best comedy series for its final season and denying newcomer “Desperate Housewives.” Another first-year hit, “Lost,” won best drama honors.
Police investigate multi-vehicle wreck
September 19, 2005
Lawrence Police late Sunday night were investigating a multi-vehicle accident at the intersection of Iowa and 31st Streets.
Lecompton events to revisit Civil War history
September 19, 2005
Two events this week in Lecompton will revisit the history of the Civil War and fur trapping in eastern Kansas.
Lawrence datebook
September 19, 2005
Saints to play fund-raising game
September 19, 2005
With an unprecedented nationwide disaster relief effort as a backdrop, the New York Giants and New Orleans Saints meet tonight in a game that could provide a huge boost to the winner.
Pats no match for Panthers
Carolina wins rematch of 2004 Super Bowl, 27-17
September 19, 2005
The Carolina Panthers know a Week 2 victory over New England doesn’t come close to rectifying their Super Bowl loss to the Patriots two years ago.
Correction
September 19, 2005
Eudora cross country runner Brittney Graff finished first in the Crimson Girl’s event of the Rim Rock Cross Country Classic in a time of 15:25. Her time was incorrect in Sunday’s Journal-World.
Soccer falls, 3-1; tennis team shines
September 19, 2005
Purdue scored two second-half goals to defeat Kansas University’s 24th-ranked soccer team, 3-1, on Sunday.
Keegan perfect, but still beaten
September 19, 2005
This week, Tom Keegan did most of the kreaming, proving his prognosticating powers were better than hundreds who entered his weekly contest.
Top-ranked Southern Cal makes poll history
September 19, 2005
Southern California’s run at No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 reached a record-breaking level, and Oklahoma, the team USC replaced in the top spot almost two years ago, is unranked for the first time since 1999.
Commentary: Musial taps Cardinals of 1940s
Slugger concedes LaRussa’s St. Louis squads talented, but not best in team history
September 19, 2005
If the 2005 Cardinals match the 2004 Cardinals by winning 100 or more games, it will mark only the second time in Cardinals history that there have been back-to-back 100-game-winning teams. The 1942-44 Cardinals won 106, 105 and 105 games to win consecutive National League pennants.
Newman steals Sylvania 300
Driver makes move on lap 199, wins by two car lengths
September 19, 2005
Ryan Newman stole a race Tony Stewart thought was his.
On the record
September 19, 2005
Chisox grab rare victory over Twins
September 19, 2005
Jose Contreras (13-7) won his sixth consecutive start, allowing one run and five hits in eight innings to lead the struggling and stumbling Chicago White Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday at the Metrodome.
Monarchs one win from title
September 19, 2005
When the Sacramento Monarchs seemed ready to lose their lead and their heads in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals, Yolanda Griffith slid into her coach’s chair during a timeout.
Hill, Grosdidier hold on to claim division crowns
September 19, 2005
It was smooth sailing for the leaders over the final round of the LAGA City Senior Open.
Jayhawks welcome bye
September 19, 2005
As different of an attack as the No. 19 Texas Tech football team has - and as talented of a group as it is - two weeks to prepare for the Red Raiders might be just what Kansas University’s football team needs.
Group home patients survive Katrina as family
September 19, 2005
They’re out there. The shooters, the choppers, the looters, the lines, the foul water and the bodies. Especially the bodies. “But we’re in here,” says Victor Fruge.
Tourists evacuating Florida Keys
September 19, 2005
Thousands of tourists jammed a highway Sunday after they were told to evacuate the lower Florida Keys because Tropical Storm Rita developed over the Bahamas and moved toward the vulnerable, low-lying island chain.
Safe passage: City, schools differ on independent transit inspections
Lawrence hires own public transit examiners
September 19, 2005
Public transit buses - like the city-operated T - and school buses seem pretty similar. After all, they both have seats, they both have wheels that go round and round, and they both carry thousands of people per year.
Anti-war protest slated for Saturday
September 19, 2005
The Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice is sponsoring a march and rally Saturday to protest the war in Iraq.
Suspicious cooler poses no threat
September 19, 2005
There were some tense moments for emergency crews Friday morning after the Kansas Highway Patrol found a suspicious object east of Lawrence.
Tonganoxie man killed in motorcycle accident
September 19, 2005
A Tonganoxie man was killed when he lost control of a motorcycle on Kansas Highway 16 in Leavenworth County.
Suspect arrested after woman shot in face
September 19, 2005
A woman was shot in the face Sunday morning at a western Lawrence apartment complex, and a suspect was arrested a few hours later on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder, Lawrence Police said.
Couple question safety of new traffic circle ordinance
September 19, 2005
Les Hannon believes a day will soon come when traffic circles create a costly lawsuit for the city instead of just angry complaints.
High-risk groups to get first flu shots
September 19, 2005
Christine Kosirog has received flu shots twice in her life. Both times she was considered at high risk for complications associated with the flu because she was pregnant.
Sebelius re-election rumor riles GOP
September 19, 2005
As Republicans jockey for position to run for governor in 2006, Democratic incumbent Kathleen Sebelius fends off campaign questions by saying it’s too early to talk about the election.
Stormwater pollution, car wash activities pose conflict
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 19, 2005
City commissioners will receive an overview of the city’s requirements related to preventing stormwater pollution. Chad Voigt, the city’s stormwater engineer, will deliver the report to commissioners.
Analysis: Audit sure to stir education debate
September 19, 2005
This audit is sure to please no one involved in the education debate.
CIA agent to share career experiences
September 19, 2005
Richard Holm, author of “The American Agent: My Life in the CIA,” will talk about his experiences as a CIA officer at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Owens Hall Audio-Visual Room.
First female signs up for board election
September 19, 2005
Businesswoman Madhawi Al-Hassoun has signed up as the first woman in this ultraconservative Islamic kingdom to run in an election.
Iran warns U.N. nuclear agency against referral
September 19, 2005
Iran struck a strident note Sunday on the eve of a meeting with the U.N. nuclear agency, warning that referring Tehran to the U.N. Security Council could lead it to expand work on a program that can make nuclear fuel - or weapons grade uranium.
U.S. keeps pressure on Syria as gathering ends
September 19, 2005
The U.S. is using the largest gathering of world leaders to try to keep up international pressure on Syria by branding it a meddlesome neighbor and a holdout against democratic advances in the Middle East.
Sharon urges leaders to press for disarmament
September 19, 2005
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Sunday that he has asked U.N. and European leaders to press for the disarming of Hamas militants and the abolition of their covenant - Israel’s destruction.
Nuclear talks reach critical point
U.S. envoy: Meeting should wrap up today
September 19, 2005
International talks seeking to convince North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program were in their “endgame” today, the top U.S. negotiator said, before delegates met to consider a Chinese proposal for resolving the standoff.
Afghan election completed without major rebel attack
September 19, 2005
Afghans chose a legislature for the first time in decades Sunday, embracing their newly recovered democratic rights and braving threats of Taliban attacks to cast votes in schools, tents and mosques.
2,000 children still separated from families
September 19, 2005
More than 2,000 children from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama are still missing or separated from at least one parent or other caregiver, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which is maintaining a database of the missing.
Hospitals may not be ready for flood of returnees
September 19, 2005
This city’s health care facilities have been shattered to an extent unmatched in U.S. history, and its hospital system faces grave challenges as residents begin returning, the vice president of the national hospital accreditation organization said Sunday.
The week ahead
September 19, 2005
Forum on prescription drug costs set for today
September 19, 2005
Lawrence health organizations will have a community forum on prescription drug costs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the Lawrence Public Library’s auditorium, 707 Vt.
SafeCenter seeks volunteer advocates for crisis intervention
September 19, 2005
GaDuGi SafeCenter seeks compassionate female and male volunteer advocates to be trained to provide 24-hour crisis intervention to victim-survivors of sexual violence, as well as support to their friends, families and partners.
Mural project teaches many lessons
September 19, 2005
We have been reading about Century School’s mural and the recent, very public, problems related to the permissions the school needed for the project. As parents, we would like to respond not to the lessons (as expressed in a recent editorial) that the children learned because the mural’s completion is stalled, but rather to the lessons learned because the mural was started. The three goals of Century School - scholarship, citizenship and friendship - all are exemplified in this endeavor.
Horoscopes
September 19, 2005
For Monday, Sept. 19
Open records
September 19, 2005
To the editor: My apologies to Catholic priests and the laity for bringing up the past.
Minority rights
September 19, 2005
To the editor: As someone who has lived and paid taxes in Kansas for over 35 years and whose three children, all raised in a non-Christian tradition, have attended Kansas schools from kindergarten to college, I have been concerned with the efforts of the Kansas school board to bring back the teaching of creationism, now in its new reincarnation as “intelligent design,” in science courses in the state.
No joke
September 19, 2005
To the editor: What do you get when you mix a government with big business?
Bush needs realism, accountability
September 19, 2005
Some of my Democrat friends are quietly chortling as President Bush sinks in opinion polls and is battered day after day by news from New Orleans and Iraq.
Young generation pushes change in China
September 19, 2005
Visiting the Chinese capital for the first time since 1996 is a startling experience. Nothing you’ve read can prepare you for the overwhelming physical reality of China’s explosive growth, its leap from the bicycle age to the age of Audis, cell phones, and a middle class passion for fashion.
Time to rethink
The future of the former Carnegie library building deserves another look.
September 19, 2005
Lawrence city commissioners are right to put the future of the former Carnegie library building at Ninth and Vermont streets back on their agenda.
Zoomed in on blooms
Doctor gives close-up examination to flowers
September 19, 2005
My interest in combining flowers with educational information about alternative medications blossomed rather unexpectedly into an interest in creating images for their own sake.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
September 19, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.60 at Citgo at Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Former Alternative High students still adjusting
September 19, 2005
With several weeks of classes under their belts, former students of the now defunct Lawrence Alternative High School still are struggling with the transition back into mainstream high school.
Sooners suddenly vulnerable
Defiant coach Stoops vows, ‘We’re not done’
September 19, 2005
Just as the ball keeps doing when they try to run with it, the Oklahoma Sooners have fallen.