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Bicyclist reports attempted assault in park
August 6, 2003
(Web Posted Monday at 3:06 p.m.) Police are investigating a possible attempted sexual assault Tuesday morning at Naismith Valley Park, 1400 W. 27th St., where there have been at least three prior attempted or completed sexual assaults reported since July 2002.
Supreme Court blocks Blue Cross sale
August 6, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 11:39 a.m.) The Kansas Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked the sale of the state’s largest health insurance company, Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Kansas, to Anthem Insurance Companies, of Indianapolis.
Super sundae
Anything goes when topping off ice cream
August 6, 2003
A sundae is no mere dish of ice cream. It’s an event. It’s warm, gooey hot fudge sauce. It’s a bright red cherry and a swirl of whipped cream. It’s fruits, nuts, caramel and any of a number of other toppings — and don’t forget the nostalgia.
County 4-H’ers share award-winning recipes
August 6, 2003
What foods won the grand champion and reserve grand champion in the 4-H Division at the Douglas County Free Fair?
Service sector posts best reading since ‘97
August 6, 2003
Economic activity involving the service sector in July scored its biggest monthly gain in six years amid record growth of new orders, according to a report released Tuesday.
Lawmakers seeking special session to repeal tax law
August 6, 2003
A group of lawmakers is pushing for a special legislative session to repeal a controversial tax law that some have said will cost Kansas tax revenue and some businesses have complained is too costly to enact.
Brazil tops U.S. in basketball semis
Men’s team falls, 92-80; U.S. baseball squad’s 25-game winning streak stopped by Nicaragua, 3-0
August 6, 2003
Once again, there will be no Pan American Games gold medal for the United States in men’s basketball.
Chiefs’ Jones remains hospitalized
Lineman suffers sprained neck, expected to be released from hospital today
August 6, 2003
Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Willie Jones remained hospitalized Tuesday after suffering a sprained neck and temporarily losing feeling in his body during the Pro Football Hall of Fame game, the team said. Chiefs president Carl Peterson said in a statement that Jones was doing better and likely would be released today from Aultman Hospital.
City briefs
August 6, 2003
¢ Motel resident reports robbery, assault ¢ Police pursue claim of 5-year-old put in freezer ¢ Community can learn how police force works ¢ Bicyclist reports attempted assault in park ¢ Aid distribution planned at bookstore’s opening ¢ Lied Center awarded grants for education
Gigli’ bomb should cause little fallout
August 6, 2003
The mob romp “Gigli” ended up a Hollywood disaster movie, yet stars Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez and most of their collaborators should emerge unscathed.
People
August 6, 2003
¢ Laryngitis stops Stones ¢ New line of writing ¢ Musicians stage class act ¢ Simon sells a secret
Ballesteros says Woods can expect more pain
Lingering injuries could affect swing
August 6, 2003
Seve Ballesteros, whose career was cut short by a series of back injuries, has noticed changes to Tiger Woods’ swing since knee surgery and says the world’s No. 1 player should expect more pain as he gets older.
Prince Charles opens new home for tours
August 6, 2003
Prince Charles is letting the public tour his new digs at Clarence House — a stately home for him and his sons, with a room reserved for longtime love Camilla Parker Bowles.
Salina-based Sunflower Bank branches into Lawrence market
West Lawrence business aims to focus on customer accessibility
August 6, 2003
Longer hours and larger loans are among the ways one of central-western Kansas’ biggest banks hopes to stand out in the crowded Lawrence banking industry. Salina-based Sunflower Bank has opened its first Lawrence bank near the intersection of 15th Street and Wakarusa Drive.
U.S. weighs barring future Sprint deals
August 6, 2003
The government is considering suspending business with Overland Park-based Sprint because the telecommunications company overcharged the Justice Department more than $2 million.
Inmate ordered to take medicine
Triple-murder suspect to stand trial once state determines dosage
August 6, 2003
A judge has ruled that a triple-murder suspect can be forced to take anti-psychotic medication so that he will be competent to stand trial.
Red Sox pull off huge rally
Nixon, Boston erase five-run deficit to clip Angels
August 6, 2003
The way Trot Nixon has been hitting, even baseball’s best pitchers are vulnerable.
Briefly
August 6, 2003
¢ Bomb kills U.S. civilian ¢ Weapons burning delayed ¢ Wildfires still spreading
Briefcase
August 6, 2003
¢ Interest rates worry Wall Street investors ¢ US Airways adds flight between KCI, Washington ¢ Nebraska Furniture Mart opens Kansas City store
Reel’ Roseanne better than ‘Real Roseanne’
August 6, 2003
Few things seem less appealing than the prospect of “The Real Roseanne Show” (8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., ABC). Veteran documentary filmmaker R.J. Cutler (“American High,” “The War Room”) follows former “Roseanne” star Roseanne Barr as she pitches her new cooking show to the Food Network. Unlike the Osbournes, who burst upon the scene two years back with their quirky lifestyle, Barr’s private life has been an open book since the late 1980s.
Sox slip past Royals
K.C. rally falls short; lead trimmed to 2 games
August 6, 2003
This is uncharted territory for Esteban Loaiza. Loaiza picked up his third straight win in a 5-4 victory Tuesday night over Kansas City, giving up two runs in six innings — and actually raising his AL-leading ERA a fraction to 2.30.
Offensive ad
August 6, 2003
Labor union backs Davis as governor
Leaders urge Democrats not to run in recall election
August 6, 2003
The leadership of the AFL-CIO and California’s largest labor organization Tuesday asked Democratic officials not to run in the state’s recall election, a boost to Gov. Gray Davis’ goal of keeping fellow Democrats off the ballot to improve his chances of avoiding removal.
Survey: High schoolers admire, rely on families
August 6, 2003
The nation’s teens have spoken: Mom and dad, you’re doing just fine.
Corrections
August 6, 2003
Mary Gensler is an organizer for the Vinland Fair. Her name was misspelled in a story in Tuesday’s Journal-World.
Isabelle Elizabeth Thompson
August 6, 2003
Jayni’s Kitchen’ keeps cool with salads
August 6, 2003
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Cold Summer Salads.”
Nutty ideas for almonds
August 6, 2003
Almonds, like other nuts, can add protein to the daily diet. They make an easy-to-pack snack that does not require refrigeration, and are a favorite companion to yogurts and smoothies.
Tips on using tomatoes
August 6, 2003
Paul Klitsie, executive chef and co-owner of Ristorante Fratelli, is a great fan of the tomato.
Filling the gaps
Helping students fill their educational gaps is a worthwhile goal for a group of Kansas universities and community colleges.
August 6, 2003
More and more in our fast-changing world, it’s obvious that the education people acquire by their 20s usually isn’t enough to last them into their 50s or even 40s.
Bush pushes limits of U.S. presidency
August 6, 2003
Anyone who compared the frequency of their news conferences — and their fondness for such encounters — would automatically place George W. Bush and Franklin D. Roosevelt as polar opposites. Where FDR enjoyed sparring with reporters and invited them into the Oval Office twice a week, Bush has made such sessions so rare that each one becomes a special event.
Vaccine error
August 6, 2003
Not peachy
August 6, 2003
Bush should court blacks
August 6, 2003
At this crucial time in American life, President Bush has before him a number of options that call for supreme boldness but are well within the realm of possibility.
Awards races heating up
Woods favorite to claim player of year honors
August 6, 2003
Tiger Woods must have grown weary giving the same speech. Whether it was at Kapalua, Pebble Beach or Torrey Pines, the PGA Tour annual awards ceremony always featured the same routine — Woods accepting another trophy as player of the year, making a crack about surviving a slump, reminding everyone that winning a major constitutes a great year.
Judge will consider reducing Walker’s bail
August 6, 2003
A judge plans to hear arguments today on whether to reduce the bail for a Topeka woman who is accused of trying to trick an Indiana couple into believing she was their long-lost daughter.
Topeka library, employee settle dispute about gay-rights talk
August 6, 2003
A library employee and mother of a gay son prevailed in her struggle to speak on the job about gay and lesbian rights.
Cosmonaut plans long-distance linkup: marriage
August 6, 2003
How do pre-wedding jitters feel in zero gravity? Cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko may be about to find out. The International Space Station crewman plans to get married while in orbit this weekend, jilting superiors on Earth who accused him of showboating and advised him to wait.
Daily ticker
August 6, 2003
Westar revises rules on political contributions
August 6, 2003
A utility company has revised its policies for making political donations after a fund-raising controversy involving Republican leaders in the House.
Retail ‘bully’
August 6, 2003
Railroad celebrates successful harvest
K&O reports rise in customers
August 6, 2003
Rail is making a comeback in Kansas as the preferred method of transporting wheat to market since the Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad began operations.
Linux approved for use on sensitive computers
August 6, 2003
Linux software has been approved for use on the most sensitive computers in corporations and the federal government, including those inside banks and the Pentagon, an important step for software widely considered the top rival to Microsoft Corp.
Commodities
August 6, 2003
U.S. intervention sought as Mideast talks collapse
August 6, 2003
The Palestinians called off a summit this week with the Israeli prime minister to show their dissatisfaction with Israel’s plans for a prisoner release. One Palestinian lawmaker Tuesday warned of a “major crisis,” calling for quick U.S. intervention.
Clinton overture to N. Korea in 2000 declined
August 6, 2003
During the final hectic weeks of his administration, former President Bill Clinton secretly invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Il to come to Washington in hopes of building on progress the two countries had been making in easing a half-century of hostility.
Episcopal Church confirms first openly gay bishop
Conservative leaders warn of possible split within denomination
August 6, 2003
The Episcopal Church voted Tuesday to approve the election of its first openly gay bishop, a decision that risks splitting the denomination and shattering ties with its sister churches worldwide.
CD players, laptops among items screeners will search at airports
August 6, 2003
CD players, cameras, laptop computers and other electronic devices will get greater scrutiny at airports, the government said Tuesday, warning that terrorists may try to use such items to conceal weapons or bombs.
Hamm Cos. founder knew ‘right is right’
Colleagues remember construction magnate for business savvy, kindness
August 6, 2003
Those who knew him best said business decisions were neither difficult nor complicated for Norman Hamm, a colorful, self-made Kansas construction magnate who died Monday at age 92.
Dole events a retail bust
Softball brought greater profits for restaurants
August 6, 2003
It was to be one of the biggest events in Lawrence history. Tens of thousands of people were to come to town for the Dole Institute of Politics dedication at Kansas University. And they were to bring dollars with them to leave behind.
Porter picked to coach Bucks
Selection of Sacramento assistant to be announced today
August 6, 2003
Terry Porter, a native of Milwaukee who played 17 seasons in the NBA, has been hired to coach the Bucks, according to a league source. The Bucks called a news conference for 4 p.m. today to introduce their new coach. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it would be Porter, who was an assistant with the Sacramento Kings last season.
Jayhawks to make debut today in football
August 6, 2003
After two days of practicing under wraps, Kansas University’s football team will be available for public scrutiny for the first time this morning and again Thursday morning.
Bryant, media descend on Eagle
August 6, 2003
Across the street from the Eagle County courthouse, a mini-community of satellite trucks and television tents suddenly has sprouted. Inside, final touches were being put on a security plan more suited for a head of state.
Less Public Works funding will reduce street repairs
August 6, 2003
When George Lippencott moved to Lawrence last year, he noticed something about the curb in front of his home. It was slowly disappearing.
$1,000 tricycle missing
August 6, 2003
A Lawrence man wants his tricycle back.
Powerball winner robbed of $545,000 at strip club
August 6, 2003
A Powerball winner who has donated more than $3 million of his record winnings to churches was drinking at a strip club when $545,000 was stolen from his sport utility vehicle, police said Tuesday.
U.S. won’t release terrorist financing list
August 6, 2003
The Treasury Department rejected a request from senators Tuesday and refused to release a classified list of Saudi individuals or organizations suspected of financing terrorist groups.
On the record
August 6, 2003
Information limited in case
Defendant’s police ‘watchdog’ role won’t be mentioned at trial
August 6, 2003
Dale E. McCormick is known for spewing foul-mouthed, face-to-face tirades at on-duty Lawrence police officers — an activity he considers his full-time job — but that won’t be part of the evidence at his upcoming trial for burglary and kidnapping.
Lawrence briefs
August 6, 2003
¢ Injury accidents delay Turnpike traffic ¢ Court hearing postponed in alleged assault case ¢ Suspect found guilty of mistreating dependent
Mizzou unveils ticket plan for hoops
August 6, 2003
Fans wishing to sit courtside at the University of Missouri’s new arena for the 2004-05 basketball season will pay more than $30,000 a seat, an increase of 382 percent from this season.
Glass eliminated in Round of Four
August 6, 2003
Lawrence’s Bob Glass won three times Tuesday before being eliminated from the PBA Senior Manassas Open at Bowl America Manassas.
KSU football players charged
August 6, 2003
Two Kansas State football players have been arrested for their alleged involvement in an incident last June in Aggieville.
New principals gear up for first day
August 6, 2003
New students won’t be the only people referring to classroom maps to find their way around Lawrence High School. That school’s top two officials — Principal Steve Nilhas and Associate Principal Matt Brungardt — are the Lawrence district’s highest-profile administrative newcomers.
Stars sluggish late in loss to Liberty
August 6, 2003
The San Antonio Silver Stars outran and outshot the New York Liberty at times Tuesday night — just not during the last eight minutes.
Margaret L. Laptad
August 6, 2003
Jim F. Stauffer
August 6, 2003
John Harris Arnett Jr.
August 6, 2003
Graveside services for John Harris Arnett Jr., 69, Houston, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Mount Muncie Cemetery and Mausoleum in Lansing. Memorial services will be Saturday at Encourager Church in Houston.
Tuskegee Airmen speak at Legion
August 6, 2003
They weren’t involved in combat, but they represent the last link to one of America’s historic military units as well as a link to black history. Tuesday night three men who served during World War II with the famed Tuskegee Airmen spoke at the Dorsey-Liberty American Legion Post No. 14, 3408 W. Sixth St.
Japan: Nuclear treaty ‘on verge of collapse’
August 6, 2003
The mayor of Hiroshima denounced the United States for pursuing new nuclear weapons technology and blamed Washington for pushing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to “the verge of collapse,” as he marked the 58th anniversary today of the world’s first atomic bomb attack.
6News video: Cutbacks might lead to road woes
August 6, 2003
Lawrence’s Public Works Department will be facing budget restrictions next year.
6News video: Dry July worries farmers
August 6, 2003
One year of severe drought was bad, but farmers are finding two years in a row unbearable.
6News video: City will tap reserve to make ends meet
August 6, 2003
Lawrence will spend than it collects this year to the tune of more than $3 million.
6Sports video: White Sox sock Royals
August 6, 2003
Kansas City loses on the road, 5-4.
6Sports video: KU’s offensive line to be rebuilt
August 6, 2003
The ‘Hawks will feature new faces up front who it’s hoped will fill the gaps that were apparent last year.
6Sports video: Juco additions don’t have much time
August 6, 2003
Mark Mangino and his crew will work on acclimating the Jayhawk’s junior college additions quickly.
6Sports video: Nebraskan excited to join ‘Hawks
August 6, 2003
Incoming freshman Nick Bahe turned down scholarship offers for a chance to walk-on at Kansas.
Death toll rises in Europe heat wave
August 6, 2003
Blistering heat caused four more deaths in Spain on Tuesday as Europe baked in relentless weather that has disrupted travel and cooked the Mediterranean enough for one scientist to warn of a proliferation of jellyfish.
NASA vows to comply with board’s suggestions
August 6, 2003
NASA managers vowed on Tuesday to fully implement recommendations from the board probing the Columbia disaster as the shuttle fleet prepares to return to flight next year.
City to dip into savings to cover costs
August 6, 2003
City Hall will spend $3.5 million more than it collects this year, and will tap into reserve funds to cover the difference. Finance Director Ed Mullins said Tuesday the reserves built up in previous years would help make ends meet after lower-than-expected returns on city investments and the withdrawal of $1.38 million in state funding at the start of the year led to the deficit.
Fingerling potatoes possess distinct flavor
August 6, 2003
A friend of mine recently got excited about fingerling potatoes. The potatoes he had tasted were prepared simply — coated in olive oil, seasoned with garlic and Italian herbs, and baked — and to hear him describe the experience, the potato had been reborn.
Prejudices color science
August 6, 2003
“So, Kansas is flatter than a pancake,” said I. M. Wright, an old friend and curmudgeon, as we ground our bicycles up Palmyra Hill to Baldwin. “I can’t believe those scientists from Southwest Texas State and Arizona State spent months measuring an IHOP pancake to tell us Kansas is flat. A half-hour on I-70 would have done the trick.”
Indonesia had warning of pending attack
August 6, 2003
Police today said they seized documents last month showing terrorists had planned to target the area around Jakarta’s Marriott Hotel that was devastated by a powerful car bomb.
Sexson’s taters batter Atlanta
Brewers’ slugger helps cellar-dwelling squad beat baseball’s best, 4-3
August 6, 2003
The Atlanta Braves, baseball’s best team, sure are glad they don’t have to face the sad-sack Milwaukee Brewers more often, because slugger Richie Sexson feasts on their pitching staff.
HINU football has high hopes for 2003
August 6, 2003
In its three full years as a four-year school, Haskell Indian Nations University has had three football coaches. Now the Fightin’ Indians are blessed with relative stability as they enter their fourth year as a member of the NAIA; Eric Brock is back for his second season as head coach.
Corps of Engineers to lower Missouri River levels in three days
Plan angers conservation groups that sought monthlong effort
August 6, 2003
The Army Corps of Engineers announced plans Tuesday to lower Missouri River water levels for three days next week, rather than the full month ordered by a federal judge seeking to protect birds and fish under the Endangered Species Act.
Missing-child hoax suspect thought to have 7 personalities
August 6, 2003
A former Yuba City woman accused of tricking an Indiana couple into believing she was their long-lost daughter has exhibited at least seven personalities, according to FBI documents and published reports.
Economy increases Boeing’s clout
Washington politicians busy catering to firm
August 6, 2003
In the past two years, Boeing has moved its headquarters from Seattle to Chicago and cut nearly 35,000 workers. Yet, in Washington state, the epicenter for every Boeing boom and bust, the company’s clout only seems to grow.
Horoscope
August 6, 2003
For Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003
Recipes
August 6, 2003
¢ Hot Fudge Sauce ¢ Chocolate-Caramel Sauce ¢ Cherry Sauce ¢ Passion Sundaes ¢ Tropical Sundaes ¢ Berry Berry Sundaes
Smith, Woodson still friends
Emmitt’s ‘trash’ quote didn’t offend Cowboy safety
August 6, 2003
Darren Woodson says he didn’t need a clarification from Emmitt Smith on his negative remarks about the Dallas Cowboys.
Raiders’ Bailey cream of crop
Center fielder helps Lawrence win first AAA state championship since 1964
August 6, 2003
Lawrence Raiders coach Carl Brooks doesn’t mince words when it comes to Derek Bailey. “In this season, Derek has been one of the top three or four players I’ve ever coached,” the 30-year coaching veteran said.
Capital calm, relief flows in as West African forces build up in Liberia
U.S. troops authorized to enter country today
August 6, 2003
Liberian rebels darted across contested bridges to shake hands Tuesday with government fighters — many as young as 10 and barely bigger than their AK-47s — as a steadily building West African deployment brought an edgy day of calm to Liberia’s gutted, looted capital.
Sebelius issues statement about high court ruling on Blue Cross
August 6, 2003
The following is the text of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ response to Wednesday’s unanimous ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court to uphold her February 2002 decision to block the sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas to an Indiana insurance company. Sebelius blocked the sale as state insurance commissioner, before she was elected governor later in 2002.