Archive for Wednesday, September 21, 2005

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Edwards Campus to get 'Jay' Right knife gives chefs edge Football at YSI Kansas Cup All-Girls Tournament
Polls
The city of Lawrence is considering a law prohibiting cell phone use while driving. What do you think about the law?

Poll results

Response Percent
We don’t need such a law. It’s just another example of government telling us what we can and cannot do.
 
37%
Hands-free units and speaker phones should be allowed.
 
29%
We need the law because talking on a cell phone while driving is dangerous.
 
29%
I don’t care.
 
3%
Total 1395
What was your pre-season goal?

Poll results

Response Percent
Improve speed
 
36%
Learn a new skill
 
27%
Have fun playing
 
27%
Win all of your games
 
9%
Total 11

All stories

Undefeated Lions to face Shawnee Mission East
September 21, 2005
Three weeks into the season, the Lawrence Lions are perfect, and this Friday the Lions hope to make it 4-0 against Shawnee Mission East.
KU campus to get east gateway
September 21, 2005
Kansas University will have a new gateway — complete with a fountain — on its east side by fall 2006, thanks to a gift from a well-known Kansas family with government and KU ties. KU alumni Jill Docking and her husband, former Kansas Lt. Gov. Tom Docking, have pledged $500,000 for the $600,000 project, KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway announced today.
Hot end to summer
September 21, 2005
Don’t put away your shorts and sandals yet. “Summer has one more punch today,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “We’re heading up to 95 degrees for our high temperature this afternoon — it’s kind of appropriate for the last day of summer.”
Green tomatoes need not go to waste at season’s end
September 21, 2005
Until the 1987 publication of Fannie Flagg’s novel “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe” and its reincarnation as a movie four years later, many Northerners had never considered an unripened, end-of-the-season tomato to be edible.
Miller house could be for sale soon
September 21, 2005
A home with a nautical theme that was a minor city landmark even before it was the scene of a high-profile murder could be coming up for sale soon.
Edwards Campus to get ‘Jay’
Retired KU professor hopes sculpture will bring continuity from Lawrence to Overland Park
September 21, 2005
For 50 years, he’s been one of a kind. Now “Academic Jay” is getting a twin brother.
Rita heads toward Gulf of Mexico
September 21, 2005
Rapidly strengthening Hurricane Rita lashed the Florida Keys on Tuesday and headed into the Gulf of Mexico, where forecasters feared it could develop into another blockbuster storm targeting Texas or Louisiana.
Nazi concentration camp survivor dies at age 96
September 21, 2005
When Simon Wiesenthal died Tuesday in his sleep at age 96 in Vienna, Austria, he had outlasted almost all of the thousands of former Nazis whose dossiers he meticulously collected in his Vienna offices. But surviving them had not been Mr. Wiesenthal’s goal. Making them pay for their atrocities was.
Station No. 4 open house set for today
September 21, 2005
Area residents today will have a chance to tour Fire Station No. 4 and tell city leaders what the building should be used for once it is replaced by a newer west Lawrence fire station next year.
Portion of Clinton open to traffic again
September 21, 2005
Clinton Parkway west of Wakarusa Drive is once again open to traffic.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
September 21, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.52 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Getting a read on library plans
Forum focuses on ‘big’ ideas
September 21, 2005
Bruce Flanders is ready to take the plunge. The director of the Lawrence Public Library told a crowd of about 60 people Tuesday afternoon that now is the time to build a new library for the 21st Century.
Former CIA officer sees better tomorrow
Holm viewed 1990s as decade of decline for organization
September 21, 2005
After a decade of decline in the 1990s, American intelligence services are rebuilding their capabilities and having successes in the war on terrorism, according to a former CIA officer.
Courthouse burglarized
City leaders not certain what was taken
September 21, 2005
The city’s Municipal Court was burglarized overnight Monday, officials said, but city leaders say they don’t know exactly what was taken.
Compost giveaway set for next month
September 21, 2005
Gardeners, clean out your pickup trucks. Lawrence’s annual compost giveaway is set for Oct. 13-15.
Hobbs Taylor Lofts wins award
September 21, 2005
A $12 million project to bring owner-occupied living to Lawrence’s central business district won plaudits from a group of people who should know an investment-worthy project when they see one.
KC Southern prepays taxes in Gulf Coast
September 21, 2005
Kansas City Southern Industries Inc. said Tuesday it would prepay about $655,000 in property and other real estate taxes to areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Housing construction declines in August
September 21, 2005
Construction of new homes slipped for a second month in August, providing fresh evidence that the nation’s housing boom may be cooling.
Verizon settles data-sales dispute
September 21, 2005
A Tennessee company will stop selling personal cell phone records of individuals over the Internet and will provide information on how it acquired such data under an agreement reached last week with Verizon Wireless.
Fed raises key interest rate to 3.75 percent
September 21, 2005
The Federal Reserve on Tuesday boosted a key interest rate for the 11th straight time and signaled that more rate increases were likely.
Daily ticker
September 21, 2005
Girl loses peafowl intended as 4-H entries
September 21, 2005
An 11-year-old Douglas County girl needs help finding some missing peafowl.
Preschool celebrates 20th anniversary
September 21, 2005
The Lawrence Arts Center’s preschool program celebrated its 20th anniversary Tuesday evening with an ice cream social at Centennial Park.
Coach Carter says ‘education is the goal’
September 21, 2005
High school basketball players are role models whether they want to be or not, a California basketball coach said in an interview with 6News before his speech Tuesday night at Kansas University.
Capitol patina returns unevenly but eventually
September 21, 2005
In some places, the Statehouse’s copper dome is a pleasing green and in others a not-so-pleasing dark brown to black, but a chemical treatment applied five years ago is working, Statehouse architect Barry Greis said.
Club for Growth suit won’t affect Kansas
September 21, 2005
A lawsuit filed by the Federal Election Commission against the Club for Growth won’t affect the Kansas chapter, officials said Tuesday.
Corrections
September 21, 2005
Lawrence datebook
September 21, 2005
Brook Creek residents voice concerns about building
September 21, 2005
Commissioners paid heed to concerns from members of the Brook Creek neighborhood who said a commercial building was not adhering to proper planning guidelines.
Commissioners ready to find tenant for Carnegie building
September 21, 2005
City commissioners agreed Tuesday to reopen the process to find a tenant for the vacant Carnegie Library building at Ninth and Vermont streets.
ABC goes down the hatch with ‘Lost’ fans
September 21, 2005
Tonight, we get answers to two of the most hotly debated questions in primetime television.
Official: Engineer says he saw all clear signals
September 21, 2005
The engineer of a commuter train that derailed, killing two passengers, told investigators that he continued traveling at nearly 70 mph because he saw no signals indicating he was supposed to switch tracks, a union official said Tuesday.
The cutting edge
With a variety of blades to choose from, some chefs still stick to the basics
September 21, 2005
The Ginsu knife sales pitch is as much a state fair staple as corn dogs and Ferris wheels. “It slices! It dices! It cuts through a penny and still slices a tomato!”
FAA to propose cameras, wireless devices in planes
September 21, 2005
The latest post-9-11 security change for commercial planes may be cameras in the cabin and wireless devices for flight attendants to alert the cockpit crew to an emergency.
Trial begins regarding Chinatown massacre
September 21, 2005
When three gunmen burst into a Chinatown social club and yelled “Robbery!” the men inside the club did what they were told, knelt down on the floor and put their hands behind their heads.
Medicare official’s reassignment confirmed
September 21, 2005
A high-ranking Medicare officer, whose medical license was suspended because he falsified documents concerning his continuing education, was reassigned to another government agency, officials said Tuesday.
Keegan: Red unis perfect for KU
September 21, 2005
The wrinkled paper with the face of Andrew Jackson on it - or is that Peter Gammons? - was all I had left to my name. It was stuffed inside the canary-yellow, $10 pair of pants I thought so stylish.
Seabury soccer falls to Maur Hill
September 21, 2005
Sinan Ozar and Zachary Schmidt found the net for the Seabury Academy boys soccer team, but it wasn’t enough as the Seahawks suffered a 3-2 loss Tuesday to Atchison Maur Hill Prep at the Youth Sports Inc. fields.
LHS tennis salvages tie with SM East, 6-6
September 21, 2005
The Lawrence High girls tennis team won three of four doubles matches to salvage a 6-6 tie with powerful Shawnee Mission East on Tuesday at the Lawrence Tennis Center.
Firebirds win in double OT
September 21, 2005
Greg Glitz scored with six minutes remaining in the second overtime, leading the Free State High boys soccer team to a 2-1 victory Tuesday over Leavenworth in Sunflower League play.
Fab Four lead Seabury sweep
Freshmen hold their own as Seahawks win twice
September 21, 2005
If the Seabury Academy girls volleyball team is going to make a deep run into the state tournament, it will need strong play from its freshmen.
Commentary: Moss delivered all but a victory
September 21, 2005
Randy Moss was initiated Sunday night. Sure, he’d already played one game as a Raider. But you’re not really a Raider until you put on the home black jersey. Until you step into the Black Hole. Until you become baptized into the Great Silver and Black Conspiracy.
Bonds homers again
September 21, 2005
Barry Bonds turned jeers to cheers with an upper-deck homer in his 2005 road debut, then drew a walk before Moises Alou’s go-ahead, three-run shot in the ninth inning of the San Francisco Giants’ 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
Crede’s blasts boost Chicago
September 21, 2005
Joe Crede hit two homers, including a game-winning shot leading off the 10th inning, and the Chicago White Sox stopped their slide Tuesday night with a 7-6 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
Not-so-fond farewell?
Packers’ poor play could affect Favre’s retirement
September 21, 2005
Reggie White’s No. 92 was retired at halftime Sunday, and the next 30 minutes revealed why Brett Favre’s No. 4 might be added to the rafters sooner than the Green Bay Packers and their fans would like.
New site in works for Sugar
Baton Rouge, Atlanta choices for game
September 21, 2005
The Sugar Bowl will be played in either Baton Rouge, La., or Atlanta after being forced out of the Superdome in New Orleans by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Cyclones low-key about ranking
September 21, 2005
Iowa State coach Dan McCarney said he was not taking the Cyclones No. 22 ranking too seriously as they prepared for a rare Friday night game against Army.
Navigating airlines’ discount programs
September 21, 2005
Earning frequent-flyer miles has become something of a national pastime: You can rack up the credits by flying as well as by buying - everything from contact lenses to condominiums.
Clayton charges up in air
September 21, 2005
Kansas State University police on Tuesday turned the report of running back Thomas Clayton’s arrest over to prosecutors, who will decide what - if any - charges to file.
KU withdraws two names from NCAA self-report
September 21, 2005
Kansas University’s athletic department has notified the NCAA it wishes to withdraw two self-reported secondary violations that were included in an appendix of the self-report the university delivered to the NCAA in June.
Monarchs stop Sun, claim league crown
September 21, 2005
After waiting for a championship since the WNBA’s founding season, the Sacramento Monarchs finally won it all in style - their own hard-nosed, defense-first style.
Judge: Prosecution may use England’s statement
September 21, 2005
A military judge reversed himself Tuesday and decided to let prosecutors use a statement Army Pfc. Lynndie England gave to investigators implicating herself in the abuse of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
Doctors: Hinckley has normal relationships
September 21, 2005
John Hinckley’s relationships with women are normal, two of his therapists testified Tuesday, disagreeing with suggestions by government attorneys that the presidential assailant is not yet ready for lengthy visits to his parents’ home in Virginia.
Gordon to auction thrown helmet
Nextel Cup driver to raise money for Katrina victims
September 21, 2005
Robby Gordon is auctioning off the helmet he threw at Michael Waltrip, with all proceeds going to a relief fund for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
LHS soccer falters in loss to SM Northwest
September 21, 2005
Shawnee Mission Northwest broke open a defensive struggle with three goals in the second half and held on for a 3-0 high school soccer victory over Lawrence High on Tuesday night at the Youth Sports Inc. field.
Gotti case ruled mistrial on most serious charges
September 21, 2005
The judge in the John A. “Junior” Gotti racketeering case declared a mistrial on the most serious charges Tuesday and said she would likely grant bail to the jailed scion of the Gambino organized crime family.
Police: Man admits raping a dozen women
September 21, 2005
A man has admitted sexually assaulting a dozen women in a series of rapes that had frightened women across the city during the past 14 months, police said Tuesday.
Cell phone ban urged for teen drivers
September 21, 2005
New drivers have enough things to worry about without adding cell phones and other wireless devices to the mix, federal safety regulators say. They want all states to make it illegal for teenagers and other novice drivers to jabber on phones.
Conn. A.G.: Out-of-state civil unions will be recognized
September 21, 2005
Connecticut will recognize civil unions and possibly domestic partnerships from other states and foreign countries when a new law allowing civil unions takes effect here Oct. 1.
Negotiator again warns against U.N. referral
September 21, 2005
Iran on Tuesday threatened to resume uranium enrichment and bar open inspections of its nuclear facilities if an ongoing meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog decides to refer it to the Security Council for possible sanctions.
Pope expected to ban ordination of gay priests
September 21, 2005
Pope Benedict XVI is said to have approved a document saying that homosexual men should not be ordained as Roman Catholic priests, a conservative Catholic Web site has reported.
Schroeder: Talks should be without preconditions
September 21, 2005
Conservative challenger Angela Merkel won overwhelming backing from her party Tuesday ahead of talks with Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder’s Social Democrats about a coalition government. Schroeder, apparently showing new flexibility, said all sides should drop “preconditions.”
U.N. report warns of new wave of terrorists
September 21, 2005
Al-Qaida has spawned a so-called “third generation” of followers skilled in urban warfare and suicide bombings and U.N. sanctions need to be updated to keep up with the changing tactics, a report warned Tuesday.
Footage shows bombers on reconnaissance trip
September 21, 2005
The suicide bombers who struck London’s transit network did reconnaissance ahead of time and used peroxide-based explosives that took skill to assemble, suggesting the deadly attacks were carefully planned, police said Tuesday.
Officials look to apply lessons learned from Katrina
September 21, 2005
With Hurricane Rita gathering strength and bearing down on the Gulf Coast, federal, state and local disaster officials say they’re beginning to evacuate the poor, the elderly and the ill and that they’re better prepared than they were when Katrina hit three weeks ago.
Coach admits fraud
September 21, 2005
A former assistant basketball coach at Barton County Community College has pleaded guilty to fraud and embezzlement charges, the latest development in an investigation that has snarled three coaches in federal indictments and led to the firing of the school’s president.
Israel pulls troops out of two West Bank settlements
September 21, 2005
Israel pulled the last of its troops out of two isolated West Bank settlements Tuesday, completing the final phase of the withdrawal it began in Gaza last month.
One hurt, two relatives arrested after drill teams brawl
September 21, 2005
One person required stitches and a mother and son were arrested after two drill teams began brawling during an impromptu “dance off,” Wichita police said.
Katrina relief raises voters’ doubts about president’s priorities
September 21, 2005
Hurricane Katrina and the bungled government response have weakened President Bush, raising questions among Americans about his Iraq and Gulf Coast spending plans and spreading fears among fellow Republicans that his troubles could be contagious.
Contractors seek to limit cleanup workers’ liability
September 21, 2005
Contractors working on Hurricane Katrina relief efforts for the federal government want Congress to limit their liability from lawsuits and are drafting legislation to seek such protection, industry officials say.
People in the news
September 21, 2005
¢ Plea deal helps Slater avoid groping charges ¢ Clothing chain changes mind, drops Moss from campaign ¢ Kirstie Alley loses weight, ‘Fat Actress’ reality series ¢ Hall of Fame nominees named ¢ Universities receive gifts from Grammy winner
FBI files offer riveting, mundane details about stars
September 21, 2005
The Beach Boys. Frank Sinatra. Liberace. Sonically, the trio shared little - from the California group’s soaring harmonies to Sinatra’s saloon singing to Liberace’s marshmallow soft vocals. But their offstage antics were music to the ears of the FBI, where all three became the subject of muckraking files in the agency’s Washington headquarters.
Karzai calls for end of major foreign operations
September 21, 2005
President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday challenged the need for major foreign military operations in Afghanistan, saying airstrikes are no longer effective and that U.S.-led coalition forces should focus on rooting out terror bases and support networks.
U.S. deaths top 1,900; rescue controversy continues
September 21, 2005
The war in Iraq passed a sobering milepost Tuesday when U.S. officials reported nine more Americans were killed - five of them members of the armed forces, raising to more than 1,900 the number of U.S. service members who have died in the country since the invasion.
Black Student Union plans candlelight vigil
September 21, 2005
As a part of the Big XII Council on Black Student Government this week at Kansas University, the university’s Black Student Union will sponsor a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. today in front of the Kansas Union.
Regents adopt new policy on meningitis vaccinations
September 21, 2005
More college students will be required to obtain meningitis vaccinations or sign a waiver saying they refuse under a new policy adopted by the state Board of Regents.
Commodities
September 21, 2005
Grand jury investigates stores selling sex-related items
September 21, 2005
A Sedgwick County District Court grand jury is investigating whether seven Wichita businesses that sell sex-related items are violating obscenity laws.
Judge allows suspect’s statement in pool killing case
September 21, 2005
A statement from the man charged with killing a suburban Kansas City woman at a Leawood pool in 2002 can be used in his trial, a judge ruled Monday.
Embattled former Cosmosphere director sues museum
September 21, 2005
The former head of the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center director accused of stealing artifacts is suing the museum for more than $300,000 in damages, saying it has items that belong to him and that it breached his contract.
Chinese explore rule of law
September 21, 2005
One of the most exciting developments in China is the rising awareness at the grass-roots level that ordinary people have legal rights.
Sebelius support
September 21, 2005
To the editor: Considering the mess that support for education was in before Gov. Kathleen Sebelius was elected, it is amazing how well Sebelius has done with education and many other decisions.
Biblical guidance
September 21, 2005
To the editor, God gives some simple answers to the question asked by the person who wanted to know when someone of any age is ready for sex (Journal-World, Sept. 20).
Roberts’ skeletons
September 21, 2005
There are too many skeletons in Roberts’ closet.
Some history
September 21, 2005
To the editor: The most recent article about Bell’s music store and the marches that were performed for the sesquicentennial concert has this writer wondering why more research was not done regarding Olin Bell.
Residents to vote on Sunday sales
September 21, 2005
Voters here will decide Oct. 18 whether to allow Sunday alcohol sales in their city.
Early fumble ignites ‘Canes to 33-0 win
September 21, 2005
With both teams being named after storms, you just knew that trouble was a brewing Sunday at Youth Sports Inc. Unfortunately for the second- and third-grade Twisters, it hit on the game’s first play when a fumble gave the ball back to the Hurricanes - who quickly turned the miscue into a touchdown - which gave them all the momentum they would need in their 33-0 win.
Congressional task force to tackle high gas prices
September 21, 2005
With retail gas prices breaking the $3-per-gallon barrier this month, a new task force formed by House Majority Whip Roy Blunt, R-Mo., is looking for ways to ease skyrocketing fuel costs.
Force uses teamwork to finish second
Kaw Valley soccer team gels after only two games together
September 21, 2005
Even before the start of the first game of the Kansas All-Girls Cup, the Kaw Valley Force 10U team was fired up to take a victory against the Kansas City Lightning. The Force made it a pre-tournament goal to make it to the finals, and the girls took a step closer to their goal in the first round by tying with the Lightning, 3-3, on Saturday.
Addison assists Club Select in 2-1 win over Topeka Select Jazz
September 21, 2005
Addison Campbell may not get credit for scoring goals, but she sure plays a huge part in setting them up. Campbell, 10U KVSA Club Select winger, gets up and down the field like an Olympic track star. Campbell’s efforts on Saturday lifted Club Select past the Topeka Select Jazz, 2-1, at Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Kaw Valley Force struck by Lightning
September 21, 2005
Bum arm and all, Madeline Caywood stepped onto the field determined to slow down a powerful 11-and-under LASC Blue Lightning soccer club in the Kansas All-Girls Tournament at Youth Sports Inc.
KSA Enforcers win big at home tourney
Casady’s last-second penalty kick is the difference for 12U team
September 21, 2005
No one epitomizes the Enforcers nickname more than Rylee Fuerst, as she stands tall on the back line, clearing any balls that enter her zone. Fuerst’s defensive performance at the Kansas Cup on Saturday helped the 11U KSA Enforcers defeat the Topeka Aftershock, 3-1, at Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Kansas Cup a success despite delays
September 21, 2005
After a beautiful day for soccer on Saturday, rain could not stop the Kansas Cup All-Girls tournament from crowning its champions in each division on Sunday.
LASC Patriots offense too much for Club Select to handle
September 21, 2005
Midway through the second half, Megan Rousch fell to the ground after going for a 50-50 ball. She turned her head to the right to find the ball, and she unfortunately found it zooming toward her face. The ball cracked Rousch right in the nose, but she didn’t fall back down. She quickly collected herself and jumped right back into the action trying to take the ball away from her opponent.
Bulldogs use big runs to blank Cougars
September 21, 2005
A little thunder and flashes of lightning were seen on and off the fields at Youth Sports Inc. Sunday. While the natural phenomenon occurred early in the morning, the Baldwin Bulldog fourth- and fifth-grade team unveiled their own version of thunder (fullback Bryce Shoemaker), and lightning (running back Skyler Shockley) as they defeated the Lawrence Cougars 12-0.
Chops and Gorillas take game to wire
Conklin puts on one-man show, helps Gorillas pull out 14-8 win
September 21, 2005
For all of you fifth- and sixth-grade fantasy draft owners out there, hopefully you picked up Chops running back/linebacker Reece Conklin. Conklin did it all - coming up with an interception, recovering a fumble and adding a touchdown run - in the Chops’ 14-8 win over a feisty Gorillas team on Sunday at Youth Sports Inc.
Nearly $95B spent on medical research
September 21, 2005
Total U.S. spending on medical research has doubled in the past decade to nearly $95 billion a year, though whether the money is being well spent needs much better scrutiny, a study has found.
Gunners defense battles Thunder to tie
September 21, 2005
A soccer game that started out as a defensive struggle soon escalated to a track meet, but neither the 10U KSA Gunners or Leavenworth Thunder could gain control and thus their match Saturday ended in a 1-all tie at Youth Sports Inc.
No gold for Gary
Woodland fades, but KU wins team title
September 21, 2005
No Kansas University men’s golfer won the individual title at the Kansas Invitational, but the Jayhawks still felt good after they placed first in the 16-team field.
Mangino: Spread it out
Coach hopes Jayhawks will use entire field to keep defenses busy
September 21, 2005
A football field has roughly 5,300 square yards, and Kansas University coach Mark Mangino wants his players to visit just about every patch during a game.
Vermeil knows it’s way too early for K.C. to get cocky
September 21, 2005
The Kansas City Chiefs are holding back the swagger and putting off the party.
KU plans cancer center
Federal designation could bring federal funding, clinical trials
September 21, 2005
Kansas University aims to spend up to $350 million to build a top-rate cancer program and be in the running for a coveted federal designation as a comprehensive cancer center.
On the record
September 21, 2005
Katrina made TV and its audience see the underclass
September 21, 2005
Katrina introduced the nation’s Haves to the sight of its Have-nots.
Out of the waves
September 21, 2005
The sunlight was bright as Shaun Cassidy drove a golf cart across the Warner Bros. studio lot.
K.C. sweeps twinbill from Detroit, remains at 99 losses
September 21, 2005
Zack Greinke is finishing a disappointing season with some late success.
White Sox on verge of historic collapse
Chicago has squandered most of 15-game advantage it held Aug. 1
September 21, 2005
Down at Jimbo’s, the mood is decidedly different these days.
Reid to vote against Roberts
Other Democrats give nod to Supreme Court nominee
September 21, 2005
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he would oppose confirmation of Chief Justice-nominee John Roberts, questioning Roberts’ commitment to civil rights and accusing the Bush administration of stonewalling requests for documents that might shed light on his views.
Engineers race to patch fractured levees
September 21, 2005
The Army Corps of Engineers raced to patch New Orleans’ fractured levee system Tuesday and residents were forced to decide yet again whether to stay or go as a new, rapidly strengthening hurricane threatened to flood the city anew.
Solid defense leads Lazers to big win
September 21, 2005
Mariah Dickson doesn’t like having anything get past her. She plays every game to get a shutout. Dickson, 12U KSA Lazers goalkeeper, came close on Saturday as her team defeated the Shawnee Cyclones, 2-1, at Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Local television personality to promote Weber grills
September 21, 2005
Jayni Carey’s first experience with a Weber grill was in 1983, when she was dating her now-husband, Frank.
Kickapoo Council accused of fraud
Tensions mount over planned megacasino as election date nears
September 21, 2005
A former employee of the Kickapoo Tribal Council has accused several council members of fraud and mismanagement.
Engineer: Consider the fish
Wash water report highlights effects on environment
September 21, 2005
Think of the fish. Chad Voigt, the city’s stormwater engineer, told commissioners that controversial regulations regarding whether nonprofit organizations can hold car washes in parking lots or whether business owners can wash off their sidewalks, would be better understood if people thought more about how their actions affect the environment.
High heating bills forecast for winter
September 21, 2005
Summer isn’t even over yet and bills for natural gas are on the rise - and that doesn’t bode well for Lawrence residents, businesses and others as they look to afford keeping warm this winter, utility officials say.
Former Jayhawk pitcher makes big-league debut
September 21, 2005
Former Kansas University baseball pitcher Tom Gorzelanny made his major-league debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, starting and picking up the loss against the Houston Astros.
Let U.N. share Niger’s pain
September 21, 2005
What Hurricane Katrina wrought along the Gulf Coast, and especially in New Orleans, has given a face to poverty in the United States and has left many of us shocked and distraught - enough to demand that the president, our commander in chief, open his eyes and take charge. He did that last week.
Germany must work to define its future
September 21, 2005
What were we thinking?
Need is here
Hurricane Katrina has produced dramatic stories of survival and need, but the ongoing needs of people in Douglas County shouldn’t be forgotten.
September 21, 2005
The local outpouring of donations and help for people displaced by Hurricane Katrina has been heartwarming but not surprising.
Horoscopes
September 21, 2005
For Wednesday, Sept. 21