Archive for Saturday, April 19, 2003

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Earth Day activities, Easter egg hunt canceled because of rain
April 19, 2003
(Updated Saturday at 10:55 a.m.) Heavy rain and the threat of severe weather caused the cancellation today of nearly all Earth Day Activities and the South Park Easter egg hunt, organizers said.
People
April 19, 2003
¢ Couric, Leno trade gigs ¢ Reid decries black image ¢ Ferrell puts on running shoes ¢ Author Ambrose branched out
6News video: The screen scene
April 19, 2003
A quartet of light offerings open at Lawrence theatres this weekend.
Ludwig nabs third for FSHS in 800
April 19, 2003
Adrian Ludwig is a seasoned pro when it comes to the Kansas Relays. The Free State High senior — running in his third Relays — found himself caught in the pack during the start of the 800-meter run, but he knew how to solve that problem Friday at Memorial Stadium.
Source: Self torn between Illini, KU
April 19, 2003
Bill Self apparently has been doing some serious soul searching while wading in the waters off Miami Beach the past few days.
Kansas not interested in Doherty as replacement
April 19, 2003
Matt Doherty had a perfect candidate in mind to replace Roy Williams as head basketball coach at Kansas University.
Kentucky coach signs extension
Smith receives $20.25 million, eight-year deal
April 19, 2003
Tubby Smith signed an eight-year contract extension Friday that would pay him $20.25 million if he coaches Kentucky through the 2010-11 season.
Jayhawks rout Sooners, 11-4
April 19, 2003
Kansas University’s baseball team rode the complete-game effort of junior pitcher Ryan Knippschild to an 11-4 victory against Oklahoma Friday at L. Dale Mitchell Park.
Iraqi treasures
April 19, 2003
Choosing KU
April 19, 2003
Budget comment
April 19, 2003
20 years ago, a brief thaw in Cold War
Organizers of visit recall ‘crazy idea’ to bring Soviet athletes to relays
April 19, 2003
When a group of Soviet athletes arrived in Lawrence 20 years ago today — during the height of the Cold War — even then-Mayor David Longhurst was a bit apprehensive.
Racial profiling prevalent in state
Study finds black, Hispanic motorists much more likely to be stopped than whites
April 19, 2003
Black and Hispanic motorists are three times more likely than whites to be stopped by law enforcement authorities in Kansas, according to a just-completed report on racial profiling in the state.
At rally in Baghdad, U.S. told time to leave is near
April 19, 2003
Thousands of Sunni Muslims, uneasy at the prospect of losing their position in Iraqi society to the Shiite majority, staged their first show of force Friday since the fall of President Saddam Hussein’s government, marching through the streets of Baghdad to protest the U.S. military occupation and to demand a Muslim state without distinction between Sunnis and Shiites.
Chamber sets deadline to decide on CEO
Search committee co-chair says it won’t rule out starting search process anew
April 19, 2003
A committee searching for a new chief executive and president of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce has set April 30 as its date to make a selection or decide to start the search over.
American Airlines dumps executive bonuses
Embattled Dallas-based company decides to drop perks after outraging union leaders
April 19, 2003
After sharp criticism from its rank-and-file, American Airlines dropped a plan Friday to award bonuses to top executives if they stay at the embattled airline until 2005.
Farmers cite diet for drop in flour consumption
April 19, 2003
The popular low-carbohydrate Atkins diet has helped millions of people lose pounds, but U.S. grain farmers think the weight is coming off their wallets, not their bellies.
Business Briefcase
April 19, 2003
¢ Growers’ co-op fails ¢ Boeing: Aviation layoffs continue ¢ Tobacco: Activists target corporate licensing
Embedded’ experiment earns accolades
April 19, 2003
The sand, the food, the physical exhaustion — NBC’s Chip Reid is glad to put those behind him. But as a journalist, being embedded with a military unit during the war in Iraq exceeded his expectations.
On the record
April 19, 2003
N. Korea says it’s reprocessing nuclear rods
April 19, 2003
North Korea said Friday it was reprocessing more than 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods, which U.S. experts have said would give the communist state enough plutonium to make several atomic bombs.
North proposes Cabinet-level talks with South
April 19, 2003
North Korea on Saturday renewed an offer to hold high-level talks with South Korea, a week after the North abruptly canceled such a meeting.
Settlements softening environment policies
April 19, 2003
The Bush administration is quietly reshaping environmental policy to expand logging and other development by settling a series of lawsuits, many of them filed by industry groups.
Reed services
April 19, 2003
Nettie M. Diehl
April 19, 2003
Blakenship services
April 19, 2003
Wichita lawyer appointed to state Court of Appeals
April 19, 2003
Richard D. Greene, a Wichita attorney with an extensive background in tax cases and oil and gas cases, was appointed Friday to fill a vacancy on the Kansas Court of Appeals.
Pilot whales strand themselves in Florida
April 19, 2003
At least 28 pilot whales stranded themselves Friday in shallow water off the Florida Keys, and five have died, officials said.
6News video: Task force to look into smoking ban
April 19, 2003
6News reports on the task force that was formed to determine the pros and cons of a smokin ban in Lawrence.
6News video: Men join in march
April 19, 2003
6News reports on the annual ‘Women take back the night’ march in Lawrence.
History repeat
April 19, 2003
No surprise
April 19, 2003
Shame on N.C.
April 19, 2003
Look to future
April 19, 2003
Roy who?
April 19, 2003
Subpoenas issued to track police leaks in sniper case
April 19, 2003
Lawyers for sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad have issued subpoenas to police and FBI detectives and to four reporters from The Washington Post, seeking to find the source of law-enforcement leaks to the newspaper.
Supreme Court holds firm on use of insanity defense
April 19, 2003
A man who claimed God told him to kill three people failed to convince the Kansas Supreme Court to strike down a state law preventing him from using insanity as a defense.
6News video: ‘83 relays featured Russian delegation
April 19, 2003
6News reports on the 1983 Kansas Relays that featured a group of Russian athletes.
McLouth murderer’s conviction upheld
April 19, 2003
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld the first-degree murder conviction of a McLouth man who killed his friend and buried him in his back yard.
Ruling widens eminent domain law
April 19, 2003
Kansas counties may force private land owners to sell property to be used for industrial and economic development projects, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.
North Kansas City hires Hinrich’s dad
April 19, 2003
The father of Kansas University guard Kirk Hinrich has been hired as boys’ basketball coach at North Kansas City High.
6Sports video: Area athletes make showing at relays
April 19, 2003
6sports reports on some of the results for area athletes after Fridays Kansas Relays events.
Lions split pair with North
April 19, 2003
Lawrence High’s softball team split a doubleheader with Shawnee Mission North Friday, winning the first game, 10-9, in 11 innings and losing the second, 9-5, at Holcom Complex.
KU to dedicate facility today
April 19, 2003
A dedication ceremony for Kansas University’s new strength and conditioning center will be at 10 a.m. today. The $8 million, 42,000 square-foot facility is adjacent to Parrott Complex.
Club News
April 19, 2003
Military News
April 19, 2003
4-H and FCE News
April 19, 2003
Around and About
April 19, 2003
LAHS support
April 19, 2003
Jo Ann Spence
April 19, 2003
People and places
April 19, 2003
KU spending less than other schools
Jayhawks’ total basketball expenses in 2001-2002 not as much as North Carolina, Kentucky, Syracuse paid
April 19, 2003
While keeping company with the elite circle of big-time basketball programs, Kansas University is like the guy who hardly ever picks up the check.
Area Briefs
April 19, 2003
¢ Earth Day parade to reroute T buses ¢ KU junior wins Udall scholarship ¢ Health officials issue Easter reminders ¢ Court ruling denies Realtor’s commission ¢ Lawrence resident loses appeal on technicality
Husband arrested after wife’s body identified
April 19, 2003
Scott Peterson was arrested Friday in the death of his wife, Laci, who was eight months pregnant when she vanished on Christmas Eve. The arrest came as authorities confirmed that two bodies that washed ashore this week were those of Laci and her baby.
Plays give unique insight into native experience
April 19, 2003
Renowned American Indian playwright Bruce King is currently doing a residency at Haskell Indian Nations University, where the Thunderbird Theatre performed a pair of his one-act plays Friday night as part of a three-night run that ends this evening.
Spirituality
April 19, 2003
¢ Russian Muslim groups take sides on holy war ¢ Duke Divinity students seek more say on ethics ¢ Voice of the Faithful begins alternate drive
Transfer of blame, guilt follows infidelity
April 19, 2003
My wife tried to make me feel guilty when she left. She angrily blamed me for our divorce despite my desperate attempts to hold things together.
Roy Watch 2003
April 19, 2003
American Leauge Roundup: Clemens logs victory No. 296
April 19, 2003
Lacking pinpoint control, Roger Clemens left with a six-run lead. Everything seems to be going right for the New York Yankees this season.
Engagements
April 19, 2003
Scouting News
April 19, 2003
Jayhawks win distance-medley relay
April 19, 2003
Kansas University’s Kim Clark might love running the distance medley relay because it’s unique in outdoor track.
Personnel issues
April 19, 2003
Voter message
April 19, 2003
Air crews return from Middle East
April 19, 2003
About 70 members of an Air Force fighter wing came home Friday to hugs from their loved ones after four months in the Middle East.
Bridges’ visit a rarity
Legend presented trophy to Collison
April 19, 2003
Attendees at Kansas University’s men’s basketball awards ceremony Thursday night witnessed a rare appearance by one of the most productive — but least recognized — Jayhawks of all time.
Saddam resurfaces in video footage
April 19, 2003
Saddam Hussein resurfaced Friday in image and in voice, waving to enthusiastic crowds on a video reportedly shot as American forces overran Baghdad and addressing his people in a tape recording that crackled with quiet defiance.
Weekend fun includes dinosaur visit
April 19, 2003
The world’s most famous purple dinosaur is coming this weekend to Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium to stage “Barney’s Colorful World.” Plenty of other activities for children and adults abound. Here’s a look at some of them:
Mayor’s self appointment challenged
Political rivals seek ouster of official
April 19, 2003
Having lost his re-election bid by a dozen votes, former Mayor Ed Smith managed to keep a seat in city government by nominating himself to fill a vacancy on the Lecompton City Council.
Cheesy WB epic can be entertaining
April 19, 2003
What if they turned the Iliad into a comic book and adapted it for the WB network? It might look something like “Helen of Troy” (7 p.m. Sunday, USA). And as such, it looks pretty good.
National League Roundup: First-place Cubs win fourth straight
April 19, 2003
Don’t tell the Chicago Cubs it’s too early in the season to get excited.
KU priorities
April 19, 2003
Personal choice
April 19, 2003
Lost respect
April 19, 2003
Jobless assistance, tourism bills signed; voter identification legislation vetoed
April 19, 2003
Some jobless Kansans will receive two additional weeks of benefits, and local governments will be able to issue bonds for tourism projects, under bills signed into law Friday by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Men make silent debut at march
April 19, 2003
Women still were leading the march and shouting the chants, but this year — for the first time — men were there to offer some silent support.
KU must turn its attention to maintaining winning tradition
April 19, 2003
Hopefully, the weeklong debate over the Roy Williams decision will be put to rest soon. It isn’t good for anyone.
Store seeks to educate with every sale
Wild Territory offers items for children, nature lovers
April 19, 2003
Joyce Donham has brought a new retail idea to downtown Lawrence — a museum gift shop without the museum.
Medical marijuana patient to visit KU
April 19, 2003
George McMahon might feel the need to smoke a marijuana joint Monday when he visits Lawrence, and he says he’ll do so with the federal government’s blessing.
Iraqis join Good Friday procession
Ailing pope prays for ‘victims of hate, war and terrorism’
April 19, 2003
Four Iraqis shouldered a tall wooden cross for ailing Pope John Paul II during the Good Friday procession, marked by the pontiff’s special prayer for “victims of hate, war and terrorism.”
Society Calendar
April 19, 2003
Falcons hand Lions first setback, 4-2
Second-ranked Lawrence High to meet top-ranked, unbeaten Free State today
April 19, 2003
Missed opportunities, an Olathe South pitcher on top of his game and a little bit of bad luck cost the Lawrence High baseball team its undefeated run.
Smoking ban in city restaurants weighed
Task force to explore options for commission
April 19, 2003
Morgan Reedy spent Friday afternoon at Free State Brewery, smoking a cigarette while he shared drinks and food with a pair of friends.
James E. Baker
April 19, 2003
Alfred ‘Wayne’ Keeling
April 19, 2003
O.K.C. visitors say site still poignant
April 19, 2003
Two boys dip their hands in a reflecting pool, then press their palms on a sun-baked bronze gate framing the place where the Oklahoma City federal building was felled by a truck bomb.
6Sports video: Search appears to be narrowed to one
April 19, 2003
6Sports reports on the search for a new head basketball coach for the KU men.
A national treasure
April 19, 2003
Bob Hope’s nearly 100 and few have provided so much enjoyment to so many as this entertainment icon.
How will history judge Gulf War II?
April 19, 2003
It’s ending, at least on the surface. The shooting is subsiding, the resistance is crumbling. But there is no real end to a war, just as there is no real end to history. Wars affect life long after the shooting ceases, and Gulf War II will be no different.
Lions show flashes of brilliance in loss to Rural
April 19, 2003
Lawrence High’s girls soccer team lost 3-1 Friday night against visiting Topeka Washburn Rural, but the Lions showed the kind of play they are capable of in the second half.
Religion Briefs
April 19, 2003
Briefly
April 19, 2003
¢ Washington, D.C.: President’s approval rating rises as war’s end nears ¢ Jerusalem: Four Israeli police arrested in death of Palestinian youth ¢ Kansas: Sharpton sets visit to Topeka ¢ Washington, D.C.: Power company agrees to new pollution controls
Briefly
April 19, 2003
¢ Attorney seeks delay to gather health records ¢ Military: Free State graduate with Marines in Baghdad ¢ Easter: City-sponsored egg hunt slated for South Park
Briefly
April 19, 2003
¢ Kansas: McConnell fueling crew receives highest honor ¢ Washington, D.C.: Nearly 900 prisoners released, Pentagon says ¢ Washington, D.C.: Nerve agent expert turns himself in to U.S. ¢ Qatar :U.S. takes Baath Party official into custody
Royals declaw Tigers - Kansas City 4, Detroit 3
Harvey’s blast lifts K.C.
April 19, 2003
Kansas City’s best hitters failed to come through, so rookie Ken Harvey bailed them out.
NBA Playoffs: Finley, Pippen keys for Mavs, Blazers
April 19, 2003
Dallas’ Michael Finley and Portland’s Scottie Pippen returned from injuries just in time for the playoffs. The one who returns to form first could determine which team will advance.
Surveying the landscape
KU students conducting census of religion in Douglas County
April 19, 2003
Douglas County is home to about 200 houses of worship, faith groups, campus ministries and other religious bodies that meet regularly.
First United Methodist honors longtime pastor
April 19, 2003
In its nearly 149-year-old history, First United Methodist Church has had a total of 39 pastors.
Wedding
April 19, 2003