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Struggle for freedom
Tibetan monk maintains compassion
April 26, 2003
Palden Gyatso was a 28-year-old Tibetan monk when Chinese authorities put him in prison for resisting China’s 1959 overthrow of Tibet’s government and the takeover of its culture.
Kansas ranks high in land takings
April 26, 2003
Kansas’ top judges say it’s OK to condemn a home if it’s standing in the way of a racetrack or industrial park. That makes Dana Berliner worry.
Connecting dots
April 26, 2003
On the record
April 26, 2003
Free State shines at track dual
Four school records fall in unique head-to-head competition with Olathe North
April 26, 2003
In the middle of Free State High’s dual track and field meet Friday against Olathe North at FSHS, Firebird Alex Rock said he didn’t particularly like duals.
Baldwin girls, Tongie boys win track titles
April 26, 2003
Baldwin High’s girls and Tonganoxie’s boys won the team titles at Friday’s Cardinal Relays track and field meet.
Briefly
April 26, 2003
¢ Festival draws students ¢ 2004: Presidential debate officials to visit city ¢ Costa Rica: Court hearing scheduled in slaying of KU student
6Sports video: ‘Hawks take first in series with Baylor
April 26, 2003
6Sports reports on the KU baseball game against the Baylor Bears.
American wins concessions from last of its holdout unions
Airline’s new CEO warns ‘we are not out of the woods yet’
April 26, 2003
Flight attendants at American Airlines agreed Friday to the wage and benefit concessions that the airline said it needed to avoid bankruptcy.
Area home sales decline in March
April 26, 2003
Douglas County home sales dropped slightly in March compared to figures from a year ago, according to a report by the Douglas County Appraiser’s Office.
Economic report eases fears of recession
April 26, 2003
The economy overcame war worries and bad weather to eke out a small gain in the first three months of the year, easing fears that the nation was headed into another recession.
Religion Briefs
April 26, 2003
Cell phones, stupidity bad combination
April 26, 2003
Thank goodness for modern technology. It could have been one of those clunky old rotary phones. Or a telegraph machine. Or Gutenberg’s first printing press.
National League Roundup: St. Louis flogs Florida
Pujols’ homer leads Cardinals’ charge
April 26, 2003
Seeking a spark for the St. Louis Cardinals’ slumping offense, Tony La Russa turned to slugger Albert Pujols.
Governor, legislators refuse to face depth of budget crisis
April 26, 2003
Based on front-page headlines in area newspapers the past few weeks, a stranger might think basketball coaches, athletic directors and basketball games are the most important news stories of the day.
Horoscopes
April 26, 2003
Actress with Lawrence ties killed
New York City resident’s former boyfriend shot her, then himself
April 26, 2003
A New York City actress with Lawrence ties was shot in the face early Thursday morning by her former fiance, who then killed himself. The woman’s visiting mother witnessed the shootings.
KU reveals service citation winners
April 26, 2003
A Nobel Prize winner, a Kansas City-area philanthropist, a leader in treating autism and a groundbreaking politician next month will receive Distinguished Service Citations from Kansas University.
Some think Aziz deserves mercy
April 26, 2003
Tariq Aziz appears to have hidden in plain sight during the U.S. invasion, holing up in a Baghdad home until four American armored vehicles rolled up and he surrendered, neighbors and relatives said Friday.
American League Roundup: Mays, Twins whip ChiSox
April 26, 2003
The Minnesota Twins had the perfect solution for stopping a six-game losing streak: They started Joe Mays against the Chicago White Sox.
New government in Iraq a tall order
April 26, 2003
An old baseball joke: A manager says his team needs just two more players to become a pennant contender. But, he says, “The players are Ruth and Gehrig.”
Briefly
April 26, 2003
¢ Missouri: Robinson indicted on murder charges
Society Calendar
April 26, 2003
Executives living large despite hard times
April 26, 2003
The fallout from a dreary economy, corporate scandals and three straight years of stock market losses hasn’t put much of a dent in executive paychecks.
Briefly
April 26, 2003
¢ Washington, D.C.: Army secretary resigns ¢ Atlanta: Legislature OKs new flag ¢ Havana: Castro blames conspiracy for dissident crackdown ¢ Afghanistan: U.S. soldier killed in battle with Taliban fighters
Briefly
April 26, 2003
¢ Beijing: France invites China to G-8 meeting ¢ Cyprus: Thousands travel to country’s other side ¢ Washington, D.C.: Bush approves ban on African diamonds
Briefly
April 26, 2003
¢ Washington, D.C.: White House expresses confidence in Santorum ¢ California: DA seeks death penalty against husband ¢ Washington, D.C.: Census reflects increase of black homeowners ¢ Florida: Card company accused of marketing fraud ¢ Los Angeles: File-sharing companies not liable, judge says ¢ Maryland: Gunman kills self, wounds woman
6Sports video: Firebirds have dynamic duo
April 26, 2003
6Sports reports on Free State High swimmers Ashley Robinson and Ashley Jackson.
Blue Jays sink K.C.- Toronto 6, Kansas City 5
Royals see five-game winning streak halted
April 26, 2003
Perhaps the Kansas City Royals were worried about contracting the SARS virus or maybe they were just off-kilter.
One down, 261 picks to go
Bengals have signed Palmer as top pick; other teams weigh options in NFL draft
April 26, 2003
Matt Millen insists he has five or six players in mind when Detroit makes the second pick in today’s NFL draft.
Jayhawks find way against BU
Kansas baffles Bears in Big 12 baseball, 4-3
April 26, 2003
Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price’s grin said it all. After KU’s thrilling 4-3 victory Friday night over No. 21 Baylor at Hoglund Ballpark — a win that possibly shouldn’t have been, considering all that went against the Jayhawks — Price’s smile showed he was enjoying the long-awaited accomplishment.
Firebirds sneak past SM East
FSHS baseball 12-0 following 11-10 victory
April 26, 2003
No reveling followed this one — of course, it wasn’t that type of win. Free State High’s baseball team rallied for an 11-10 victory Friday night against Shawnee Mission East at FSHS Field, overcoming four errors and 11 hits by the Lancers.
Three tied at top in Houston
Kuehne, Couples, Calcavecchia share lead
April 26, 2003
A charging Hank Kuehne set a course record with an 8-under 64 Friday to join Mark Calcavecchia and Fred Couples for a share of the lead at 11-under 133 after two rounds of the Houston Open.
Monk to speak about his book, imprisonment survival experiences
April 26, 2003
Tibetan monk Palden Gyatso, who survived 33 years of imprisonment by Chinese authorities for his resistance activities, is visiting Lawrence and the Kansas City area this week.
Social critic to address Christianity, popular culture
April 26, 2003
Rodney Clapp, a cultural critic who writes from a Christian perspective, has addressed traditionally secular topics as diverse as global corporations and Winnie the Pooh, family values and “The X Files,” and everything from consumerism to Hank Williams and John Coltrane.
Privatization’ of Christianity concerns author
April 26, 2003
Rodney Clapp, Christian author and cultural critic, will be in Lawrence next week to speak at Kansas University and participate in other activities.
Spirituality
April 26, 2003
¢ Bishop says he won’t break ‘pastoral’ relation ¢ Catholic group protests New Jersey college drama ¢ Baptist convention posts membership gain ¢ Vegetarian Jesus billboard causes Florida stir ¢ Istanbul patriarchate elects Greek Orthodox bishop for New Jersey
Beauty talk can cause rift between siblings
April 26, 2003
I’m concerned about sibling rivalry between my two daughters. What are the areas of potential conflict that should be handled with care?
Illinois diocese seeks sainthood for bishop
April 26, 2003
Karen Fulte sits amid a room full of photos, books and other items related to Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, a pioneer of television who made the nation his pulpit.
Missionary’s siblings don’t want man executed
April 26, 2003
The siblings of an American missionary slain in Yemen Dec. 30 don’t want the accused killer executed, though the prosecutor is seeking the death penalty.
New whistle puts steam back in campus tradition
Clamor over lost symbol leads to custom-made replacement
April 26, 2003
The earth shook. Passers-by plugged their ears. And a 104-year Kansas University tradition was resurrected.
City’s property-tax rate among lowest
April 26, 2003
Lawrence’s property-tax rate remains among the best bargains in the state, according to a new survey.
Board to discuss substitute teacher pay raise
April 26, 2003
Mary Rodriguez wants to bump up wages of substitute teachers in Lawrence public schools.
Builders to begin parade of homes
April 26, 2003
Big garages, lots of bathrooms, unique porch designs and a host of other amenities await area residents today as the Lawrence Home Builders Assn. begins its Spring Parade of Homes.
Lawrence construction off to solid start in 2003
April 26, 2003
With the first quarter of 2003 behind them, Lawrence builders are on pace to continue their seven-year streak of building at least $100 million in new projects.
Business Briefcase
April 26, 2003
¢ Wal-Mart settles lawsuit ¢ Kansas City, Mo.: Interstate Bakeries target of investigation ¢ Wall Street: Dow falls to profit-takers
MSNBC anchor shows mettle during war
April 26, 2003
Now that the war is largely over, Lester Holt can get together again with his buddies to jam on loud rock songs in a grungy Manhattan rehearsal space.
TV journalists criticize cable war coverage
April 26, 2003
The chief of the British Broadcasting Corp. and NBC News reporter Ashleigh Banfield criticized U.S. cable news networks for overly patriotic coverage of the war in Iraq
6News video: Steam whistle back at work
April 26, 2003
6News reports on the new steam whistle on the KU campus that was installed on Friday.
Future of KU’s softball field remains ‘in limbo’
April 26, 2003
Sunday’s contest against Baylor was supposed to be Kansas University’s last softball game at Jayhawk Field. Now KU coach Tracy Bunge isn’t so sure.
Russian rocket heads to space station
American astronaut among crew
April 26, 2003
A Soyuz rocket carrying an American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut blasted off for the international space station today on a mission intended to keep space exploration going despite the Columbia tragedy.
N. Korea may face international sanctions
April 26, 2003
The Bush administration said Friday it would confer with allies about possible U.N. sanctions against North Korea after a round of nuclear talks marked by brinkmanship on the part of the communist country.
China quarantines thousands for SARS threat
April 26, 2003
A third Beijing hospital was sealed off Friday because of the SARS virus and more than 4,000 people were quarantined at home, part of the capital city’s sweeping measures that some angry residents say have come too late.
Two cruise lines announce passenger ban
April 26, 2003
Two cruise lines are banning passengers who appear sick and have recently visited Toronto to try to prevent spread of a new respiratory disease, cruise company officials said Friday.
6News video: Art a la Carte
April 26, 2003
Arts editor Mindie Padget reports on this weekends activities.
Diehl services
April 26, 2003
William C. Rice
April 26, 2003
George E. Swartzel
April 26, 2003
6News video: Drag show ends Pride Week
April 26, 2003
6News reports on the annual Brown Bag Drag Show on the KU campus.
FCE and 4-H News
April 26, 2003
Holladay services
April 26, 2003
Scouting News
April 26, 2003
Club News
April 26, 2003
6Sports video: Firebirds still perfect
April 26, 2003
6Sports reports on the Free State Firebirds baseball game against Shawnee Mission East.
Around and About
April 26, 2003
Anniversaries
April 26, 2003
A new face
April 26, 2003
People and places
April 26, 2003
Military News
April 26, 2003
Sewing: Shoulder pads smaller but still in
Guidelines on mixing shapes with garments
April 26, 2003
Many readers have asked about shoulder pads. Are they in or out of fashion? What shape is preferred with certain clothes?
Iraqi intelligence official in custody
April 26, 2003
U.S. officials announced the capture of an Iraqi operative with possible al-Qaida links Friday, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said other high-level prisoners were starting to provide useful information.
Iraq developments
April 26, 2003
Amtrak chief outlines plan to fix railroad
April 26, 2003
Amtrak will renovate Civil War-era tunnels and replace overhead electrical wires installed when Franklin Roosevelt was president under a five-year upgrade plan announced Friday.
Area briefs
April 26, 2003
¢ Officer shoots resident ¢ Wichita resident stabbed ¢ Prairie Park plans annual carnival ¢ Show to display quilts
Disbarred lawyer shot to death
April 26, 2003
A lawyer recently disbarred after drug charges and a standoff with police was shot to death outside the home of his former wife.
K.C. considers benefits for gay, lesbian, unmarried
April 26, 2003
The Kansas City Council has taken the first step toward providing benefits to gay, lesbian and unmarried domestic partners of city employees.
POW comes home to Kansas, gifts, thanks
April 26, 2003
Pfc. Patrick Miller, the Kansas soldier who was among those freed after being held prisoner in Iraq, is back home.
Separated twin in critical condition
April 26, 2003
One of the Guatemalan twins who were born fused at the skull and separated by U.S. doctors is in critical condition, suffering from a brain infection, doctors said Friday.
Drug-use treatment programs gain funding
April 26, 2003
Two legislative committees endorsed separate proposals Friday to fully finance new drug treatment programs, responding to a freshly enacted law mandating such programs rather than prison for some criminals.
Cost of death penalty defense merits law’s review, senator says
April 26, 2003
A prominent senator wants to review the costs of providing lawyers for capital murder defendants and suggested Friday if those costs could not be contained, Kansas should reconsider its death penalty law.
KU’s Emsick claims 5th straight discus title
April 26, 2003
Kansas University freshman thrower Abby Emsick claimed her fifth consecutive Drake Relays discus title Friday as the KU track and field teams competed in Day Two of the Relays.
KU men ousted, but women reach semis
April 26, 2003
The Kansas University bowling club had one team advance and one team eliminated Friday at the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships.
Wet grounds end HINU softball season
April 26, 2003
Haskell Indian Nations University’s softball season came to an abrupt end this weekend when wet grounds at HINU’s fields forced cancellation of Friday’s games against McPherson College and today’s twinbill against Tabor College.
KU netter honored
April 26, 2003
Kansas University’s Courtney Steinbock has been named to the All-Big 12 Conference tennis singles team. Steinbock, a junior from Lubbock, Texas, is the Jayhawks’ first all-conference pick since 1999.
Lions’ Brown to sign
April 26, 2003
Lawrence High’s Twynnin Brown Thursday will sign a national letter of intent to play football at MidAmerica Nazarene University. The signing will be held at 2:40 p.m. at the LHS library.
Sunflower reaches deal to broadcast Royals games
April 26, 2003
Sunflower Broadband has added the Royals Sports Television Network to its cable television package.
Mavs push Portland to brink
April 26, 2003
Dirk Nowitzki did it all again, moving the Dallas Mavericks within one victory of reaching the second round.
San Antonio takes 2-1 series edge
Parker pours in 29 points to lead Spurs to 99-86 victory against Suns
April 26, 2003
Tony Parker, Stephen Jackson and others on Tim Duncan’s supporting cast made the Phoenix Suns pay for their defensive strategy.
Timberwolves trip L.A. with Garnett on bench
April 26, 2003
The Minnesota Timberwolves claimed the biggest win in franchise history with their best player watching from the bench. And it was driving Kevin Garnett crazy.
Gordon to attempt double
April 26, 2003
Robby Gordon will do “The Double” for the third time, driving in the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 May 25.
Negotiations under way to find sponsor
April 26, 2003
Negotiations are under way with several companies as possible successors to Winston as title sponsor of NASCAR’s top series.
WNBA, union sign contract
April 26, 2003
The WNBA settled its labor troubles and got back to basketball.
Rockers pick Thomas first
April 26, 2003
The Cleveland Rockers selected LaToya Thomas of Mississippi State with the first pick in the WNBA draft Friday, hours after the league and its players’ union signed a labor agreement.
L.A. selects Stiles in dispersal draft
April 26, 2003
Former Southwest Missouri State standout Jackie Stiles was picked by the Los Angeles Sparks in the WNBA’s first dispersal draft Thursday.
Healing effort
April 26, 2003
Education access
April 26, 2003
Right choice
April 26, 2003
Valued service
April 26, 2003
Lawrence residents owe Wal-Mart their thanks for the recycling services the company provides at its South Lawrence store.
Lost love
April 26, 2003
Still family
April 26, 2003
U.S. to blame
April 26, 2003
Sex addiction
April 26, 2003
People
April 26, 2003
¢ Nothing compares to ‘normal’ life ¢ ABC cooks up Roseanne shows ¢ Ziggy rocks out on his own ¢ Gordon gets a Looney tune-up
McGrady gets support
Orlando decks Detroit, 89-80
April 26, 2003
The Orlando Magic, a one-man show? Hardly. Two days after being collectively outscored by teammate Tracy McGrady, Orlando’s supporting cast provided the star guard with the help he needed as the Magic defeated the Detroit Pistons, 89-80, Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
AUTO CLUB 500: Park ends drought, wins pole
Elliott claims second position for Sunday’s race
April 26, 2003
Steve Park, the third driver in the DEI stable, outqualified his more famous teammates and everybody else Friday to win his first pole in more than two years.
Analysis: Who needs what or whom
A look at each team’s priorities this weekend
April 26, 2003
The priorities of teams may be affected by trades or last-minute signings. But for the most part, certain needs will be addressed in the NFL draft today and Sunday in New York.
Water quality standards draw Sierra Club wrath
Group threatening to sue EPA
April 26, 2003
An environmental group is threatening to file another federal lawsuit over water quality issues and is upset about a new Kansas law revising pollution standards.
LHS show among weekend offerings
April 26, 2003
Whether your flavor is outdoors or in, artsy or athletic, this weekend has an activity for you. At Lawrence High School, student singers, dancers and actors hit the stage tonight for one last performance of “Showtime,” the school’s annual variety show. Here’s what else is going on.
KU dancers light up stage
April 26, 2003
The University Dance Company swept centuries and genres Thursday and Friday in its spring concert and proved yet again that a diverse repertoire doesn’t have to come at the expense of expert technique.
Engagements
April 26, 2003
Dorothy Mae Gardner
April 26, 2003
Daily Ticker
April 26, 2003
Angel’ spreads its wings for final two shows
April 26, 2003
I never go into greeting card shops any more. The presence of scented candles and buckets of potpourri make my lungs seize up in an allergic reaction.
Milhoan picks up KU - Kansas 1, No. 7 Nebraska 0
April 26, 2003
Don’t stick a fork in Kansas University’s softball team. Hold the autopsy. The Jayhawks aren’t dead yet.