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Club News
September 24, 2005
 
Senators ask Bush to release Missouri River water
September 24, 2005
Missouri’s senators want President Bush to step into a dispute over water flows along the Missouri River, saying navigation along its drought-plagued cousin - the Mississippi River - is at stake.
FEMA funeral payouts from 2004 disputed
September 24, 2005
Three out of four funeral claims the federal government paid after last year’s hurricanes in Florida covered deaths unrelated to any of the storms, a state review has concluded.
Democrats seek new credibility on security
September 24, 2005
Fifteen Democratic members of the House of Representatives have produced a document and a strategy they hope will convince substantial numbers of voters who don’t trust them on national security to begin trusting them again.
Nation’s poor soon will be forgotten again
September 24, 2005
“George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” - Kanye West I think Kanye West is wrong. George Bush ranks at 43 - and dropping fast - on my list of most-admired presidents and yes, it can be fairly argued that some of his policies have been detrimental to black interests.
Incredible
Simon Wiesenthal’s 60-year pursuit of justice marks him as a giant in the field of human endeavor.
September 24, 2005
One of the most ludicrous ideas to be floated in the years since World War II is the contention that the Nazi Holocaust in the 1930s and 1940s never occurred, that hell-holes such as Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Trblinka never really happened, that stories about the brutal and bestial behavior at such places are manufactured by special interests.
Celebrity birthdays
September 24, 2005
ABC sportscaster Jim McKay is 84. Singer Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers) is 63. Actor Kevin Sorbo is 47. Actress-writer Nia Vardalos is 43. Actress Megan Ward is 36.
Martha’s ‘Apprentice’ not a good thing for NBC
September 24, 2005
Martha Stewart began her foray into prime time Wednesday night, but early returns suggest she may be the one who doesn’t fit in.
Society Calendar
September 24, 2005
 
Around and about
September 24, 2005
 
New Lawrence arts initiative announced
September 24, 2005
Members of Lawrence’s arts community are encouraged to participate in Lawrence ArtsFest 2005: Celebrating Creativity and Community. The initiative will coincide with National Arts & Humanities Month, which is Oct. 1-Oct. 31.
Saturday night fever has broken
September 24, 2005
A new season begins with no new Saturday shows to speak of. The big three networks will dedicate the night to movies and reruns and “48 Hours Mystery.” Fox’s Saturday-night lineup has remained unchanged since the mid-1990s, and the WB and UPN networks don’t even bother scheduling anything on Saturday.
Suggestions
September 24, 2005
To the editor: Rather than pursue constructive corrections to the government’s monumental failure in response to Katrina, the right-wing neo-cons and Bush are happily using the tragedy and cries of “how are we going to pay for reconstruction” to push their agenda: scrap all health and human services programs and repeal all worker rights, wage standards, and health and safety protections.
Horoscopes
September 24, 2005
 
Cardinal details papal conclave
Anonymous diary reveals Argentina cardinal came in second place
September 24, 2005
A cardinal has broken his vow of secrecy and released his diary describing the conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI, revealing in an exceedingly rare account that a cardinal from Argentina was the main challenger and almost blocked Benedict’s election.
Baker announces fall theater performance
September 24, 2005
Baker University’ s theater department will perform “Lend Me a Tenor” from Thursday to Oct. 2 at Rice Auditorium on Baker’s main campus.
Faith forum
September 24, 2005
What will be the role of faith in rebuilding after Katrina?
That was easy’
Franz Ferdinand rouses Liberty Hall crowd
September 24, 2005
One shot. That’s what it took to kill Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and to spark World War I. Remember eighth-grade world history class?
Struggling Baker faces challenge today at Evangel
September 24, 2005
Off to its worst start in a decade, Baker University’s struggling football team will face a rugged challenge today.
GOP hopefuls head to Michigan
September 24, 2005
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney criticized Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s record while promoting his own - and polishing a possible presidential bid - during a gathering of more than 1,500 Republicans on this northern Michigan resort island.
Hafner homers; Indians slip past K.C.
September 24, 2005
Travis Hafner homered in his sixth consecutive game, and the Cleveland Indians scored an unearned run in the ninth inning to defeat the Kansas City Royals, 7-6, Friday night, remaining 11â2 games behind the first-place Chicago White Sox in the AL Central.
Haskell volleyball swept
Young HINU falls to College of Ozarks
September 24, 2005
The losses continue to mount for the young Haskell Indian Nations University volleyball team.
Former Kansas AD Walker dies at age of 75
September 24, 2005
Roy Williams was the most famous name to come to the Kansas University athletic department with the blessing of Hall of Fame basketball coach Dean Smith, but he wasn’t the only one.
Jackson Heights 20, Oskaloosa 7
September 24, 2005
Jake Hamm caught a two-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brock McGinnis, but it wasn’t enough as Oskaloosa fell to Jackson Heights.
Tonganoxie 39, Mill Valley 0
September 24, 2005
Brandon Willis ran for 117 yards and three touchdowns, and Jeff Hughes ran for two TDs and passed for another in the Chieftains’ victory.
Baldwin 14, Louisburg 7
September 24, 2005
Aaron Mills returned a kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown, and Klay Garrison added a 15-yard touchdown run as Baldwin edged previously unbeaten Louisburg.
Wellsville 14, De Soto 7
September 24, 2005
Ryan Schendel connected on touchdown passes of five yards to Austin Bloss and 16 yards to Ryan Kush as Wellsville handed De Soto its first loss of the season.
McLouth 40, Jefferson Co. North 7
September 24, 2005
After allowing an opening score in the first quarter, McLouth ran off 40 straight points to improve to 4-0 for the first time since 1994.
Eudora rallies, stays unbeaten
September 24, 2005
Kyle Brouhard scored on a 20-yard quarterback keeper with just 23 seconds remaining as Eudora High rallied Friday night for a 26-20 victory over Anderson County.
LHS rides singles play to beat Manhattan
September 24, 2005
The Lawrence High girls tennis team won five of six singles matches to secure a 6-3 victory Thursday against Manhattan.
Strong second half keys Veritas win
September 24, 2005
Sophomore Marcus Holman rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns and added two scoring catches as Veritas Christian improved to 4-0 with a 46-29 football victory Friday night against Wichita Trinity Academy.
Homeless Kaws escape SFT
September 24, 2005
For 90 minutes Friday afternoon, Perry-Lecompton High’s Sean Blosser worked with his father to try to get his football team’s soggy field playable.
Late Night’ scheduled for Oct. 14
September 24, 2005
Kansas University’s season-opening basketball festival, Late Night in the Phog, will run 6:30 p.m. to about 9:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas soccer holds on
Match moved twice because of weather
September 24, 2005
The weather has done an impressive job of keeping the Baylor University women’s soccer team on its toes this week.
Keegan: Albers has heart of a Lion
September 24, 2005
Please read Chuck Woodling’s game story for the particulars of who carried the football into the end zone in Lawrence High’s 44-17 rout over Shawnee Mission East. Lions quarterback Brian Heere’s ball fakes were so good, he had me watching the wrong players much of the night.
LHS silences critics
Kellerman lifts Lawrence to victory
September 24, 2005
Nolan Kellerman had heard the talk. Sure, Lawrence High was unbeaten in football, but the Lions’ first three foes hadn’t won a game. “Oh-and-nine. Oh-and-nine. We hadn’t beaten anybody,” Kellerman, referring to the Lions’ three victims’ combined record, said with a tinge of sarcasm after the Lions shredded Shawnee Mission East, 44-17, Friday night at Haskell Stadium.
Tennessee vehement that game be moved
September 24, 2005
Tennessee was ready to forfeit to No. 3 LSU if tonight’s game in Baton Rouge had not been rescheduled for Monday night because of Hurricane Rita.
Kock, Cyclones regroup to rally past Cadets
September 24, 2005
Iowa State coach Dan McCarney was the first to admit his team was outplayed and outcoached in the first half against an Army team eager to beat a ranked opponent for the first time in 33 years.
Kansas high school sports scores for Sept. 23
September 24, 2005
 
Orioles tell Palmeiro to stay away
September 24, 2005
Rafael Palmeiro’s baseball season was over, the Baltimore Orioles told him Friday, the result of a positive test for steroids that severely tainted his remarkable career and proved to be too big a distraction for his teammates to ignore.
Woods gives U.S. squad lift
Americans trail by one in Presidents Cup
September 24, 2005
Tiger Woods finally found the secret to winning a better-ball match at the Presidents Cup.
Cubs cool Astros
September 24, 2005
First baseman Derrek Lee helped the Chicago Cubs play spoiler - for one day, at least - going 3-for-3 and making a spectacular defensive play that preserved a 5-4 victory over the NL-wild-card-leading Houston Astros.
Sox trip Twins, keep slim lead
September 24, 2005
Jose Contreras came to the rescue of the faltering Chicago White Sox, pitching the best game of his major-league career when his team needed it most.
After disaster, Vietnamese families call Lawrence home
September 24, 2005
When Son Hoang first meets you, he doesn’t tell you about everything he lost when Hurricane Katrina destroyed his home in Biloxi, Miss. Instead, he talks about the one item that was spared.
Official: It’s evolution or the Bible, not both
Conservative community applauds exclusionary statement
September 24, 2005
When the chairman of the Kansas State Board of Education told the crowd here that it was impossible to believe in the Bible and evolution - it has to be one, not the other - only one family got up and left.
Deaths precede Rita’s landfall
September 24, 2005
Hurricane Rita steamed toward refinery towns along the Texas-Louisiana coast with 120 mph winds Friday, creating havoc even before it arrived: Levee breaks caused new flooding in New Orleans, and as many as 24 people were killed when a bus carrying nursing-home evacuees caught fire in a traffic jam.
Gasoline tanks burst to surface
Station, restaurant forced to close after 6th St. fuel container calamity
September 24, 2005
Long-buried gasoline tanks burst above ground at a west Lawrence service station Friday, shattering the concrete parking lot and prompting contamination fears.
Skeptic rejects global warming theory
Former Kansas Geological Survey director says humans aren’t responsible for hurricanes Katrina, Rita
September 24, 2005
From a distance, it seems obvious. Hurricanes form over warm water. Global warming has risen the Earth’s average temperature. So global warming - and humanity’s love affair with fossil fuels - caused hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Not so fast.
Recycling to benefit hurricane victims
September 24, 2005
Lawrence Habitat for Humanity will donate 30 percent of its recycling income to the Habitat International Hurricane Relief Program in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the anticipated landfall of Hurricane Rita.
Police investigating bricks thrown at cars
September 24, 2005
Lawrence Police are investigating about 20 reports of bricks being thrown at vehicles in southwest Lawrence.
Motorist wins fight over speeding ticket
September 24, 2005
A Lawrence man has won his court battle against a $45 speeding ticket.
Pump patrol
September 24, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.63 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Anti-war rally part of national effort
September 24, 2005
Members of a Lawrence peace group hope for at least 1,000 people to march through downtown during an anti-war rally today, part of a series of demonstrations expected across the country.
Graduate teaching assistants seek ‘living wage’
September 24, 2005
About a dozen graduate teaching assistants rallied Friday afternoon at Kansas University’s Wescoe Beach, saying they want a “living wage.”
Lawrence to review ‘party’ ordinance
September 24, 2005
City attorneys confirmed to neighbors Friday that they have not prosecuted anyone under a much-touted “disorderly house” ordinance that was adopted by the city five years ago.
Heavy rains move home opener to opponent’s field
Wet field prompted safety concerns
September 24, 2005
Perry Fire Chief David Warriner sloshed through a puddle 6 inches deep Friday afternoon at the Perry-Lecompton High School stadium.
Mario Baseball too simple for its own good
September 24, 2005
Like previous installments in the Mario sports series, Mario Superstar Baseball shuns the minute details and simulation aspects found in games by EA and Sega in favor of a more accessible gaming experience in hopes of appealing to the more casual gamer.
Christian Surfers group catches a wave and Gospel, too
September 24, 2005
It’s early morning, and the sun seems to hover atop a gentle roll of waves. A dozen or so long-haired, pierced-navel, broad-shouldered dudes with killer tans prepare to introduce some surfing newbies to a level of higher consciousness.
Weathering the storm together
Various religions set aside their differences to provide help and assistance in times of need
September 24, 2005
When city officials considered housing evacuees from Hurricane Katrina earlier this month, they didn’t have a single point of contact to involve Lawrence faith communities.
Intelligent design debate moving to Pennsylvania courtroom
September 24, 2005
The latest chapter in a long-running debate over teaching evolution in public schools is about to unfold in federal court. In a civil trial set to begin Monday, the Dover Area School District in Harrisburg, Pa., will defend its policy requiring ninth-grade students to hear about “intelligent design” in a preamble to biology lessons on evolution.
Stocks rally as hurricane downgraded
September 24, 2005
Wall Street rallied to finish mostly higher Friday, capping off the week with two days of gains as Hurricane Rita lost strength and raised hopes that its impact on key Gulf Coast refineries wouldn’t be as bad as initially feared.
Area builders showcase homes
Condos, townhomes add variety to Lawrence Home Builders’ event
September 24, 2005
Area home builders are ready to show off 37 of their finest homes, condos and other residential developments in Lawrence, Baldwin and Eudora.
More colleges offering video game courses
Schools responding to demand of booming digital media industry
September 24, 2005
Down the hall, college students study steel design and software engineering. In Shawn Lawson’s classroom, they learn how to digitally animate a ball bouncing through a flaming hoop.
EU proposes U.N. Security Council referral for Iran
September 24, 2005
The European Union submitted a motion on Friday that sets Iran up for referral to the U.N. Security Council, and pushed for a decision Saturday when the 35-nation board of the International Atomic Energy Agency reconvenes.
Explosion rips through crowd at Hamas rally
September 24, 2005
A massive explosion ripped through the crowd at a rally staged by the Palestinian militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Friday, killing at least 10 Palestinians and wounding scores of others, medical officials said.
Witness testifies England suffered from depression at Abu Ghraib
Psychologist says condition contributed to involvement in abuse scandal
September 24, 2005
A psychologist testified Friday that Pvt. Lynndie England suffered from depression and that her mental condition, coupled with an overly compliant personality, made her a heedless participant in abuse of inmates at Abu Ghraib prison.
EEOC files sex discrimination suit against university
September 24, 2005
The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against Newman University alleging the former dean of admissions was subjected to discrimination because of her sex.
Man fatally shot by police at Concordia
September 24, 2005
A man was fatally shot when two Concordia police officers were trying to make an arrest Thursday night, city officials said. The name of the man has not been released.
Morris has challenger for Kansas ed board seat
Republican taught evolution
September 24, 2005
Sally Cauble, a former teacher and local school board member, is planning a Republican primary challenge of Connie Morris, a conservative and sometimes controversial member of the State Board of Education.
Woman sentenced for kidnapping infant
September 24, 2005
Insisting that no one can stop her from loving the child she kidnapped as an infant during a fire and raised as her own, Carolyn Correa was sentenced to nine to 30 years Friday for a crime that drew national attention.
Fighting surges in Ramadi; bomber strikes public bus
September 24, 2005
Heavy fighting surged Friday in the Euphrates River city of Ramadi, police and hospital officials said, and the U.S. military reported the deaths of two more soldiers around the militant stronghold, scene of nearly one-quarter of 29 American deaths this month.
Jeopardy’ winner says learning crucial
September 24, 2005
Ken Jennings, whose quick recall of a vast array of information made him a wealthy man as the all-time champion on television’s “Jeopardy!” game show, says it’s important for people to keep learning things throughout their lives.
Rita may prompt school closures to save fuel
September 24, 2005
Fearing that Hurricanes Rita and Katrina will result in a shortage of diesel fuel, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue on Friday asked schools across the state to close their doors Monday and Tuesday in what he described as “early snow days.”
Reuniting families may take months
September 24, 2005
Those charged with reuniting families and locating missing children in the wake of Hurricane Katrina say it may take “months and months” to resolve the thousands of missing-person reports, and more cases are expected as Hurricane Rita roars ashore.
Kansas offers assistance to evacuees
September 24, 2005
State officials are offering help, equipment and shelter to Texans as Hurricane Rita lashes at their doorstep.
Embattled head of FDA resigns
September 24, 2005
Embattled Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Lester Crawford abruptly resigned Friday, telling his staff that at age 67 it was time to step aside.
Teacher dismissed for ordering feces cleaned up
September 24, 2005
A substitute teacher been told not to come back to a Wichita school after she told misbehaving students to clean up the mess left when someone defecated in the back of a fourth-grade classroom.
On the record
September 24, 2005
 
Lawrence Datebook
September 24, 2005
 
Fightin’ Indians tweak football offense for Friends
September 24, 2005
Platoon polarity is plaguing Haskell Indian Nations University’s football team. Thus, HINU coach Eric Brock has tweaked his offense in preparation for tonight’s game against Friends University.
Pointless debate
September 24, 2005
To the editor: The letter by Justin Smitley on Sept. 23, regarding the teaching of evolution is nothing but a bunch of backward thinking.
Frist’s stock sale probed
September 24, 2005
Federal prosecutors and the Securities and Exchange Commission have opened investigations of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist’s sale of stock in a hospital operating company founded by his family.
U.S. urges IMF to curb currency manipulation
September 24, 2005
The Bush administration opened a new front Friday in its campaign to pressure China to raise the value of its currency, demanding that the International Monetary Fund crack down on countries that engage in “currency manipulation.”
Insurers to cover Medicare prescriptions
September 24, 2005
Scores of insurers have signed up to offer Medicare prescription coverage next year, the federal government said Friday, but conservatives are trying to delay the benefit because of mounting hurricane relief costs.
Suspect in car attack describes seeing ‘demons’
September 24, 2005
A man accused of killing two tourists and injuring 12 others on the Las Vegas Strip told police he steered his car into the crowd on the sidewalk because they were staring at him like demons.
14 suspected Taliban, 1 Afghan soldier killed
September 24, 2005
U.S. and Afghan forces backed by helicopter gunships killed 14 suspected Taliban fighters in central Afghanistan in the heaviest clashes since landmark parliamentary elections went off without major disruption, officials said Friday.
Strength or weakness of anti-war movement to be on display
September 24, 2005
The anti-war movement, which has been gathering support in recent months, will get a major test of strength Saturday as organizers hope to convene the largest peace rally in the nation’s capital since the Vietnam War.
Sinn Fein: IRA close to full disarmament
September 24, 2005
The outlawed Irish Republican Army is ready to dispose of its stockpiled arms in a long-sought peace move, possibly within the next week, Sinn Fein and Irish government leaders said Friday after their first meeting in eight months.
N. Korean leader said to want meeting with U.S.
September 24, 2005
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has ordered his aides to arrange a meeting with a high-ranking U.S. official, possibly with President Bush, a South Korean news agency reported Friday.
Charge filed in phone hoax that prompted search
September 24, 2005
A Kentucky woman was charged Friday with telling authorities that she had been kidnapped, raped, shot and stabbed near Kansas City International Airport - when, prosecutors said, she had never left her home.
Judge who gave long term reduces it
September 24, 2005
A Kansas City man who got a seven-year prison sentence last year from a judge who considered it too long but felt she had no choice under federal guidelines could now be free in a matter of months.
Topeka police officer charged with theft
Charges also include perjury, misconduct
September 24, 2005
A police officer was charged with 144 offenses one week after his former partner was sentenced to 16 months in prison for stealing thousands of dollars intended for undercover drug buys.
Foxy Brown having surgery for hearing problem
September 24, 2005
Foxy Brown, who is facing legal problems in an alleged fight with two Manhattan nail salon workers, says she’ll take a break from performing to have surgery for a hearing defect.
Parker discounts notion of her as a fashion icon
September 24, 2005
Sarah Jessica Parker doesn’t consider herself a fashion icon.
Actress: JetBlue ordeal was an ‘out-of-body experience’
September 24, 2005
Taryn Manning says watching TV at her seat as a JetBlue airliner circled the region for three hours before making an emergency landing was the most “out-of-body experience I ever had.”
People and places
September 24, 2005
 
FCE News
September 24, 2005
 
Scouting News
September 24, 2005
 
Military News
September 24, 2005
 
Budget crisis hits pockets of elderly, disabled
September 24, 2005
Five years ago, I was teaching school and happily married. Then I was diagnosed with a neurological disease. My husband left me, and I am now disabled. I moved in with my parents, thinking that I would get my bearings and then start some semblance of a life.
15 companies approved for coverage in Kansas
September 24, 2005
Fifteen companies are cleared to provide coverage in Kansas through the government’s new Medicare prescription drug benefit program, which is set to begin Jan. 1.
Insurers set for drug benefit program
September 24, 2005
Choices, choices. That’s what senior citizens and the disabled will face in the coming months as they select a private plan to cover a portion of their prescription drug costs under Medicare.
Tanner’s to reopen with students in mind
September 24, 2005
A west Lawrence bar poised near a retirement community, professional offices and medical research labs is making a play for an even more pervasive demographic: Kansas University students.
Entergy New Orleans seeks protection
September 24, 2005
Facing rebuilding costs and a loss of revenue after Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans-based subsidiary of Entergy Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection Friday.
Goodyear closing plants to cut $1 billion
September 24, 2005
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said Friday it would close an undisclosed number of plants as part of a sweeping restructuring aimed at improving its North American tire business and saving up to $1 billion during the next three years.
Commodities
September 24, 2005
 
Double Reed Festival coming to KU
September 24, 2005
The fourth annual Double Reed Festival will be Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Kansas University.
Religion briefs
September 24, 2005
 
Boy’s reading trouble has developmental explanation
September 24, 2005
We have a 6-year-old son who is a late bloomer and is having trouble learning to read. Even though he is immature, I don’t understand why this would keep him from reading.
Best Bets
September 24, 2005