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Buhler elected to fill Praeger’s Senate seat
December 3, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 9:11 p.m.) Mark Buhler, former Douglas County commissioner, was elected Tuesday night by fellow Republicans to be Lawrence’s state senator for the next two years.
Life sciences firm to bring 40 jobs to Lawrence
December 3, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 5:57 p.m.) An Atlanta-based life sciences company announced Tuesday it plans to build a manufacturing plant in Lawrence that will bring 40 new high tech jobs to the community.
Lawrence to escape brunt of winter storms
Only flurries expected from northern storm system
December 3, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 9:48 a.m.) It’s cold enough to snow. It looks like it’s going to snow. But don’t count on too many flakes falling in the Lawrence area in the next two days, says Matt Makens, 6News meteorologist.
total reflects 35 racial incidents in Wichita
December 3, 2002
Kansas reported 71 hate crime incidents in 2001, according to an FBI report released Nov. 25.
s Ballard retains job as caucus chairwoman
December 3, 2002
Rep. Barbara Ballard of Lawrence was re-elected to the House Democratic leadership team Monday.
Exhibit honors former professor
December 3, 2002
Some of Raymond GoetzâÂÂs law students at Kansas University might not have known he mediated contracts for baseball stars.
Kline retains KU dean as state solicitor
December 3, 2002
The dean of the Kansas University School of Law plans to remain the stateâÂÂs lead attorney on appeals issues.
Lima on Big 12 first team
December 3, 2002
On Sunday, Kansas freshman volleyball standout Josianne Lima was listed as an honorable mention all-league selection by the Big 12 Conference.
s Office issues report on rape statistics
December 3, 2002
Almost three-fourths of the rapes and domestic violence incidents reported in Kansas last year took place in a house or an apartment, according to statistics released by the Kansas Attorney General’s Office.
Only flurries expected from northern storm system
December 3, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 9:48 a.m.) It’s cold enough to snow. It looks like it’s going to snow. But don’t count on too many flakes falling in the Lawrence area in the next two days, says Matt Makens, 6News meteorologist.
Life sciences firm to bring 40 jobs to Lawrence
December 3, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 5:47 p.m.) An Atlanta-based life sciences company announced Tuesday it plans to build a manufacturing plant in Lawrence that will bring 40 new high tech jobs to the community.
s Senate seat
December 3, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 9:11 p.m.) Mark Buhler, former Douglas County commissioner, was elected Tuesday night by fellow Republicans to be Lawrence’s state senator for the next two years.
Nursing homes dispute problems listed on Web site
December 3, 2002
By themselves, some of the numbers on a government Web site don’t bode well for Lawrence-area nursing homes.
A fireball in the tunnel brings doom for miners
December 3, 2002
Gas was slowly gathering in the mine’s Four Section. A half-hour after the first explosion, it was once again a powder keg.
t play Wednesday night against CMSU
December 3, 2002
Ironman Kirk Hinrich will sit out the first game of his college basketball career on Wednesday night.
Nursing homes dispute problems listed on Web site
December 3, 2002
By themselves, some of the numbers on a government Web site donâÂÂt bode well for Lawrence-area nursing homes.
Jayhawks tumble to 14th
December 3, 2002
North Carolina made a massive jump, while Kansas suffered a pretty significant drop in this weekâÂÂs AP Top 25 poll.
Farmland selling buffer ground
December 3, 2002
Bankrupt Farmland Industries has put up for sale 180 acres of east Lawrence ground that is drawing heavy interest from commercial developers.
Riverside students divided as board plans for closing
December 3, 2002
Riverside School will become a house divided. The Lawrence school board voted 6-1 on Monday to give preliminary approval to the split of RiversideâÂÂs students between Deerfield and Pinckney schools.
s support
December 3, 2002
Death penalty law is made in Topeka and Washington, D.C., but opponents in Lawrence have set their sights on City Hall.
Conquest is part of Islam
December 3, 2002
A growing conflict between some conservative Christian leaders and the Bush administration over whether Islam is a “peaceful religion” or a militaristic faith with designs on world domination is threatening the cozy relationship between the White House and some of its most loyal supporters.
In Russia or U.S., symbols have significance
December 3, 2002
Vladimir Putin, the elected president of Russia, last week proposed reinstating the five-pointed red star as a symbol of that nation’s military.
Farmland selling buffer ground
December 3, 2002
Bankrupt Farmland Industries has put up for sale 180 acres of east Lawrence ground that is drawing heavy interest from commercial developers.
AIDS battle being fought on new fronts
December 3, 2002
Back when 17,000 AIDS cases had been reported nationwide - and New York City accounted for a third of them - people suspected of having AIDS would be refused treatment by some medical personnel, landlords and employers kicked them out, families turned their backs, and ex-wives used the remote possibility that a former husband might become infected as grounds for seeking court orders denying them the right to visit their children.
Sisters rescue puppy thrown from truck
December 3, 2002
Two women driving through Hutchinson were understandably startled when a small item pitched from a fast-moving pickup had four legs and fur.
NBA Roundup: Celtics conquer Magic
Pierce scores 27, adds 10 rebounds in Boston win
December 3, 2002
The Boston Celtics got their shots to fall in the third quarter and their defense on track in the fourth.
Solich shakes up NU staff
Coach fires 3 aides, gives up play-calling duty
December 3, 2002
Nebraska coach Frank Solich fired three of his defensive assistants and said Monday that he no longer will call the team’s offensive plays.
Big 12 Men: MU sacks Sacramento State
December 3, 2002
After another slow start, No. 15 Missouri used a big second half to rout another nonconference opponent.
McAnderson, Newman honored by league coaches
Lions named to Sunflower League first team on both sides of ball; four Lions, two Firebirds earn first-team selection
December 3, 2002
Given the Lawrence High football team’s potent offense this season, it was no surprise the Lions landed four players on the All-Sunflower League first team.
60s censorship battle no laughing matter
December 3, 2002
How does a happy-go-lucky comedy show come to embrace the 1960s antiwar movement, give its network fits with satire goring every sacred cow in sight, then pass into legend by getting thrown off the air - all in roughly two years?
Briefly
December 3, 2002
¢ Washington, D.C.: Bush signs wetlands bill ¢ Washington, D.C.: Fund aids disease detectives ¢ South Carolina: Suspect pleads to DUI death ¢ New York City: Taxes raised 18.5 percent
KU Basketball Notebook: Bad back benches Hinrich
Senior guard won’t play Wednesday night against CMSU
December 3, 2002
Ironman Kirk Hinrich will sit out the first game of his college basketball career on Wednesday night.
County to trim budget
December 3, 2002
Already working under a hiring freeze, Douglas County administrators soon will be asked to recommend cuts in their own budgets as elected officials brace to grapple with the loss of $1.8 million in state funds next year.
Holiday programs help make season bright
December 3, 2002
Another holiday tradition resumes this week as television gears up for its annual marathon celebration of the Christmas season.
Lions named to Sunflower League first team on both sides of ball
December 3, 2002
Given the Lawrence High football teamâÂÂs potent offense this season, it was no surprise the Lions landed four players on the All-Sunflower League first team.
Four-lane highway to be built 300 feet east of existing road
December 3, 2002
The best way to slash the number of accidents on U.S. Highway 59 is to build a new four-lane freeway alongside the current road between Lawrence and Ottawa, the Federal Highway Administration has decided.
Artist forms plan for sculpture garden dedicated to what Naismith started
December 3, 2002
What James Naismith started with a ball and a couple of peach baskets, Lawrence sculptor Elden Tefft wants to memorialize in art. And northeast Kansas stands to gain a slew of tourists from the deal.
More incidents occurred than listed, leaders say
December 3, 2002
Lawrence-area Islamic leaders are having a hard time believing the latest FBI statistics on hate crimes. “Hate crimes in Lawrence?” asked Abdu Aziz, the prayer leader, or imam, at the Lawrence Islamic Center. “I assure you that hate crimes are more than what is reported.”
Rivalries energize students
December 3, 2002
ItâÂÂs no secret to the city of Lawrence whenever Lawrence and Free State high schools have an intracity athletic event coming up.
t be matched
December 3, 2002
Forty-six years ago tonight, Wilt Chamberlain knocked the socks off the college basketball world. No KU player before or since has surpassed ChamberlainâÂÂs collegiate debut.
Kansas AG’s Office issues report on rape statistics
December 3, 2002
Almost three-fourths of the rapes and domestic violence incidents reported in Kansas last year took place in a house or an apartment, according to statistics released by the Kansas Attorney General’s Office.
K-State to plead case to Orange Bowl officials
December 3, 2002
Kansas State will guarantee the sale of at least 25,000 tickets to the Orange Bowl if the Wildcats are awarded an at-large bid to the game in Miami, athletic director Tim Weiser said Monday night.
Board revamps soda contract plans
December 3, 2002
Lawrence High School’s big-dollar contract with Coca-Cola didn’t pass the Lawrence school board’s taste test. On Monday, the board voted 6-1 to seek reformulation of the LHS deal, to adopt one-year contracts with Coke and Pepsi for the five other secondary schools and direct Supt. Randy Weseman to study the possibility of a districtwide contract with a soda vendor.
Cancer study seeks dietary connection
December 3, 2002
Can a diet rich in a particular nutrient really prevent cancer? The government is recruiting 32,000 middle-aged men to see if selenium or vitamin E can prevent prostate cancer, the biggest clinical trial yet to address such dietary questions.
Rivalries energize students
December 3, 2002
It’s no secret to the city of Lawrence whenever Lawrence and Free State high schools have an intracity athletic event coming up.
Horoscopes
December 3, 2002
Big 12 Women: KSU rewrites record book in win
December 3, 2002
Breaking two decade-old school records was one way for Kansas State to make up for its first loss of the season.
Richard C. Miller
December 3, 2002
Conservative next House speaker
December 3, 2002
A conservative Republican will be in charge of the Kansas House of Representatives when the Legislature returns in January to tackle the worsening state fiscal crisis.
Artist forms plan for sculpture garden dedicated to what Naismith started
December 3, 2002
What James Naismith started with a ball and a couple of peach baskets, Lawrence sculptor Elden Tefft wants to memorialize in art. And northeast Kansas stands to gain a slew of tourists from the deal.
Board revamps soda contract plans
December 3, 2002
Lawrence High School’s big-dollar contract with Coca-Cola didn’t pass the Lawrence school board’s taste test. On Monday, the board voted 6-1 to seek reformulation of the LHS deal, to adopt one-year contracts with Coke and Pepsi for the five other secondary schools and direct Supt. Randy Weseman to study the possibility of a districtwide contract with a soda vendor.
People
December 3, 2002
¢ Oasis fight spills over ¢ Sold! to the highest bidder ¢ Gere to adopt Tibetan twins ¢ White House celebrates pets
Conservative next House speaker
December 3, 2002
A conservative Republican will be in charge of the Kansas House of Representatives when the Legislature returns in January to tackle the worsening state fiscal crisis.
County to trim budget
December 3, 2002
Already working under a hiring freeze, Douglas County administrators soon will be asked to recommend cuts in their own budgets as elected officials brace to grapple with the loss of $1.8 million in state funds next year.
Miami depleted? Sure is hard to tell
After losing five All-Americans, defending champion Hurricanes haven’t missed a beat
December 3, 2002
Cast your mind back to March. Two months after winning the national championship, Hurricanes coach Larry Coker is looking at his squad go through spring practice and he’s talking about how this team “has some deficits.” He’s talking about how it’s “been depleted.”
GOP choice
December 3, 2002
Keeping Rep. Tom Sloan in the Kansas House and electing former County Commissioner Mark Buhler to an open Kansas Senate seat would send two strong local representatives to Topeka.
Jayhawks tumble to 14th
December 3, 2002
North Carolina made a massive jump, while Kansas suffered a pretty significant drop in this week’s AP Top 25 poll.
In the halls
December 3, 2002
In the halls
December 3, 2002
This weekâÂÂs question: Asked at Lawrence and Free State high schools
Developer pleads guilty to bank fraud
December 3, 2002
Wichita businessman Richard “Dick” Boushka stood before a federal judge Monday and solemnly replied “guilty” four times as the judge read the charges against him in a $19 million bank fraud case.
Attorney seeks additional prep time
December 3, 2002
An attorney for a former Topeka banker who prosecutors say profited from a $1.5 million loan made to former utility executive David Wittig has asked the judge for more time to prepare for trial.
Health care meltdown looms
December 3, 2002
At a time when nothing seems to stand between President Bush and soaring approval ratings, his one vulnerability may be a health care system on the verge of falling apart.
Daily Ticker
December 3, 2002
Business Briefcase
December 3, 2002
¢ Retail: Wal-Mart, J.C. Penney report strong sales ¢ Tourism: Carnival ship latest to return with virus ¢ International: EU targets tobacco ads
Manufacturing activity continues to contract
December 3, 2002
U.S. manufacturing activity contracted in November for a third consecutive month, reflecting softness in new orders, a private industry group said Monday.
Survey indicates Midwest economy remains soft
December 3, 2002
The Midwest economy remained soft in November, although inflation was down and confidence was up, according to a survey of business leaders in nine states.
United mechanics agree to vote again
Thursday’s wage-and-benefit decision critical to airline in attempt to avoid bankruptcy
December 3, 2002
United Airlines mechanics agreed Monday to hold another vote on $700 million in wage-and-benefit concessions the airline says it needs to stave off bankruptcy.
Slain missionary’s wife makes thank-you video
December 3, 2002
The wife of Martin Burnham, the American missionary killed during an attempt to free him from more than a year of captivity at the hands of Muslim rebels in the Philippines, has released a short video to thank supporters.
Kline retains KU dean as state solicitor
December 3, 2002
The dean of the Kansas University School of Law plans to remain the state’s lead attorney on appeals issues.
Exhibit honors former professor
December 3, 2002
Some of Raymond Goetz’s law students at Kansas University might not have known he mediated contracts for baseball stars.
Lawrence’s Ballard retains job as caucus chairwoman
December 3, 2002
Rep. Barbara Ballard of Lawrence was re-elected to the House Democratic leadership team Monday.
NBA Briefs
December 3, 2002
¢ Dixon out three weeks ¢ Davis’ back ailing ¢ Kukoc has surgery
State Democrats, GOP select party officials
December 3, 2002
Here’s a look at new leaders in the Kansas House.
Law enforcement deaths hit four-year high in 2001
December 3, 2002
The 9-11 terrorist attacks produced the single deadliest day in the history of U.S. law enforcement - 72 officers killed - yet almost as many died in nonterrorist incidents during 2001 as violence against police rose to a four-year high.
Today’s teens are dangerously ignorant about war
December 3, 2002
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” proclaimed Franklin D. Roosevelt decades ago. But he may as well be addressing teenagers today.
Tulsa’s coach resigns; Ball State’s fired
December 3, 2002
Tulsa football coach Keith Burns announced his resignation Monday after going 7-28 in three seasons. Burns went 2-21 the last two seasons, including 1-11 this year.
Kansas’ total reflects 35 racial incidents in Wichita
December 3, 2002
Kansas reported 71 hate crime incidents in 2001, according to an FBI report released Nov. 25.
Top 25 Men: Irish upend Marquette
December 3, 2002
Notre Dame coach Mike Brey posted a list of this season’s losses by ranked teams on the locker room wall. Villanova beating Michigan State, North Carolina over Kansas and Stanford defeating Florida were all included.
College Basketball Notebook: LSU third team ranked No. 2
December 3, 2002
Duke had two new teams right behind it Monday in the AP women’s basketball Top 25.
Bennie J. Duncan
December 3, 2002
Reba Taylor
December 3, 2002
Robert Lee Honecker
December 3, 2002
NFL Briefs
December 3, 2002
¢ Rams: Warner suffers broken right hand ¢ Panthers: Peppers done? ¢ Bears: Thomas out ¢ Dolphins: Fiedler to start ¢ Eagles: Trio doubtful ¢ Ravens: McCrary on IR ¢ Browns: Northcutt hurt ¢ Broncos: Neil to return ¢ Chargers: Richey cut
Chiefs relish big win
KC hopes to build on momentum
December 3, 2002
As a reward for their 49-0 trouncing of the troubled Arizona Cardinals, the Kansas City Chiefs were excused from practice Monday.
Brown joins elite
Receiver helps Raiders edge Jets
December 3, 2002
Jerry Rice snorted when he saw the commemorative T-shirts and the ceremonial silver football that festooned Tim Brown’s locker after another historic night for the Oakland Raiders’ venerable receiving duo.
Torture, rights violations called hallmarks of Saddam’s rule
December 3, 2002
The British government accused Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on Monday of masterminding the widespread and systematic torture of his political opponents and other citizens to hold on to power.
Thome deal imminent
Sources: Slugger agrees to deal with Phillies
December 3, 2002
Jim Thome, the most coveted hitter in the free-agent market, agreed Monday to a six-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, two baseball officials said.
Texas A&M dismisses Slocum
Winningest coach in Aggie history forced out after 14th season
December 3, 2002
Texas A&M fired R.C. Slocum on Monday, ending his 14-year tenure as football coach of the Aggies.
Wilt’s debut can’t be matched
December 3, 2002
Forty-six years ago tonight, Wilt Chamberlain knocked the socks off the college basketball world. No KU player before or since has surpassed Chamberlain’s collegiate debut.
U.S. again puts Iraq on notice
December 3, 2002
President Bush said Monday “the signs are not encouraging” that Saddam Hussein will cooperate with weapons inspectors and avoid a war threatened by the United States.
Reported Al-Qaida statement claims responsibility in Kenya
December 3, 2002
A statement attributed to al-Qaida claimed responsibility Monday for last week’s car-bombing of an Israeli-owned hotel in Kenya and the attempt to shoot down an Israeli airliner the same day.
High court to revisit college admissions
December 3, 2002
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether minorities can be given a boost to get into universities, a subject still heatedly contested a quarter-century after the justices first addressed affirmative action in college admissions.
Lawrence briefs
December 3, 2002
¢ Burglars strike apartment complex ¢ Police seize pit bull ¢ City considers joining lawsuit against state ¢ Foundation continues KU scholarships ¢ KU librarian re-elected chairman of trustees ¢ State leaders, media gather for budget forum ¢ Forum focuses on Asian politics
On the record
December 3, 2002
Nelly leads finalists for Billboard Awards
December 3, 2002
With mentions in 10 categories, St. Louis-based rap artist Nelly leads the list of finalists for the 2002 Billboard Music Awards. Close behind is Ashanti, who on her own is a finalist in seven categories and is twice a finalist in another as a featured artist on tracks by Ja Rule and Fat Joe.
Local briefs
December 3, 2002
¢ KU School of Law shows Raymond Goetz exhibit ¢ Politics: Election results certified ¢ Courts: Media file suit for access to Sebelius meetings ¢ Military: Reserve unit activated
Death penalty opponents seek city commission’s support
December 3, 2002
Death penalty law is made in Topeka and Washington, D.C., but opponents in Lawrence have set their sights on City Hall.
Muslims question hate crime report
More incidents occurred than listed, leaders say
December 3, 2002
Lawrence-area Islamic leaders are having a hard time believing the latest FBI statistics on hate crimes. “Hate crimes in Lawrence?” asked Abdu Aziz, the prayer leader, or imam, at the Lawrence Islamic Center. “I assure you that hate crimes are more than what is reported.”
Feds choose U.S. 59 route
Four-lane highway to be built 300 feet east of existing road
December 3, 2002
The best way to slash the number of accidents on U.S. Highway 59 is to build a new four-lane freeway alongside the current road between Lawrence and Ottawa, the Federal Highway Administration has decided.
Riverside students divided as board plans for closing
December 3, 2002
Riverside School will become a house divided. The Lawrence school board voted 6-1 on Monday to give preliminary approval to the split of Riverside’s students between Deerfield and Pinckney schools.
6Sports video: Jayhawk volleyballers not invited to tourney
December 3, 2002
6Sports reports on the KU volleyball team and their thoughts after not being invited to the NCAA tournament.
6Sports video: Hinrich not playing on Wednesday
December 3, 2002
KU senior Kirk Hinrich will be sitting out of Wednesday’s game against the Central Missouri State Mules.
6News video: Alignment decision made on US 59
December 3, 2002
A four-lane road will be built just to the east of the existing highway.
Lima on Big 12 first team
December 3, 2002
On Sunday, Kansas freshman volleyball standout Josianne Lima was listed as an honorable mention all-league selection by the Big 12 Conference.
USC climbs to fourth after win against Irish
Trojans likely have BCS bid locked up; Notre Dame, Iowa need help
December 3, 2002
A big win against Notre Dame has all but guaranteed Southern California a berth in a Bowl Championship Series game. And the loss left the Irish needing a little luck to make it that far.
6News video: School board closer to deciding fate of Riverside students
December 3, 2002
6News reports on Monday night’s school board meeting.