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Lawrence plant to add 45 new jobs
August 13, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 2:29 p.m.) Officials with Sauer-Danfoss announced Wednesday that they’ll be adding 45 jobs to their Lawrence manufacturing plant as part of a $2 million expansion project.
Planners to rewrite city zoning codes
August 13, 2003
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:50 a.m.) Lawrence/Douglas County planning commissioners say they have an enormous task before them — and they want to do it right. The commission is reviewing and re-writing all of the city’s zoning codes
Sebelius names Wichita senator to Parole Board
August 13, 2003
The state’s longest-serving legislator is stepping down after being appointed by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to the Kansas Parole Board, it was announced Tuesday.
Sick vet battles red tape at home
August 13, 2003
After Army Sgt. Vannessa Turner survived a still-unknown illness doctors feared would kill her, she thought her toughest battle was over.
Bombings shatter tenuous calm
August 13, 2003
Middle East peace talks swung dangerously close to collapse Tuesday after two Palestinian teenagers shattered a cease-fire with suicide strikes on an Israeli supermarket and a Jewish settlement in the West Bank.
Corps seeks to release water from dams
August 13, 2003
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may release water from three Kansas dams to aid barge navigation on the Missouri River, partially in response to a federal lawsuit that has lowered flows on the river, officials said Tuesday.
Steak debate: Marinade or dry rub?
August 13, 2003
Grilled T-bone steak is a novice cook’s dream. With little preparation, other than starting a gas grill or lighting a charcoal and waiting for the coals and grills to reach the proper cooking temperature, you can have a sizzling, irresistible steak on the table in less than an hour.
Lawrence building continues $9 million monthly pace
August 13, 2003
Another month brought another $9 million worth of new building projects in Lawrence. Lawrence builders started construction projects valued at $9.69 million in July, according to a report from the city’s building inspections department
Twins tumble to Tribe
Ludwick homers twice in Cleveland’s 9-6 victory
August 13, 2003
A.J. Pierzynski was not about to let the Minnesota Twins’ four-game winning streak end without a struggle.
Bonds belts 650th career HR
But Mets overcome Giants slugger’s two home runs for 5-4 triumph
August 13, 2003
The game was just a few minutes old and the fans were already booing Mets manager Art Howe. An intentional walk to Barry Bonds was the reason for all the noise from the crowd at Shea Stadium — with former President Bill Clinton in attendance.
Faulty methods
August 13, 2003
Area briefs
August 13, 2003
¢ K.C. zoo, baseball focus of ‘River City’ interviews ¢ Kansas’ 2nd human case of West Nile confirmed ¢ Ryun promises help for Cottonwood program
Hanna services
August 13, 2003
Gladys L. Early
August 13, 2003
Yanks blank Royals
Mussina pitches eight shutout innings in win
August 13, 2003
With Mike Mussina in command of six or seven different pitches, he had little trouble taking command of Kansas City. One day after the Royals rapped a team-record 11 doubles, Mussina held them to four hits in eight masterful innings Tuesday night and led New York to a 6-0 victory.
Rookie hitting books
Vermeil says Johnson needs to learn assignments
August 13, 2003
Before running back Larry Johnson takes a snap with the Kansas City Chiefs’ first team offense, he has to study. Coach Dick Vermeil said the first-round pick out of Penn State had to learn the Chiefs’ complicated pass-blocking scheme before he could protect quarterback Trent Green.
Public schools in Baldwin stay on notice
Progress toward improvement not enough under new standards
August 13, 2003
Baldwin’s school district was one of seven in Kansas listed Tuesday as needing help from the state because it did not make enough progress toward improving students’ reading and math scores. Those districts were the first in Kansas designated “on improvement” under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Tourney brings windfall for some homeowners
Houses close to course in high demand
August 13, 2003
A golf circus is rolling into town, and William and Carol Ruby are rolling out. For upward of $1,000 a day, the couple decided it was worth the disruption to rent their home during the PGA Championship in this upscale Rochester suburb. The four-bedroom colonial, with pool and hot tub, is a 3-wood shot from the fifth hole at Oak Hill Country Club.
Corrections
August 13, 2003
Those towing the boat shown in a photo on page 3B Tuesday were U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarist Jack Gumb and Nancy Gumb. The caption incorrectly identified them.
Sprinter Grimes fails drug test
August 13, 2003
The United States lost two gold medals at the Pan American Games Tuesday after sprinter Mickey Grimes failed a doping test.
Schwarzenegger is no Reagan
August 13, 2003
Ronald Reagan was an actor who became governor of California, so why not Arnold Schwarzenegger? Or so the argument goes. Why not actor Gary Coleman, then, or any of the other candidates for whom inexperience, not to mention cluelessness about what’s needed to repair the damage done to the state’s economy, seems to be their main qualification?
Ashcroft’s order out of line
August 13, 2003
Of the many political battles under way in the United States today, one of the most fascinating, and somewhat strange, is that between the attorney general of the United States, John Ashcroft, and the whole of the federal judiciary. That battle took on a new intensity last week as both sides raised the rhetoric to an unprecedented pitch.
Messy mud fort lesson teaches children about Lawrence history
August 13, 2003
Jacob Costello knows that early Lawrence settlers built a series of mud embankments around town to protect themselves from pro-slavery Missourians. But Jacob, 12, had another purpose in mind Tuesday when he helped piece together a replica mud fort at Constant Park, near the Kansas River.
U.S. military tours of Iraq to last a year
August 13, 2003
All troops in Iraq should expect to serve for at least a year, with brief rest breaks in the region and possibly a few days at home, the commander of U.S. forces said Tuesday.
U.S. considers expanding Liberia mission
Rebels to withdraw from port, allow aid in
August 13, 2003
The United States may send small numbers of additional Marines ashore from ships off Liberia’s coast if U.S. commanders decide they are needed to start humanitarian aid flowing, a senior defense official said Tuesday.
KU’s Self pulling for former BU coach
August 13, 2003
It’s going to be tough, but perhaps not impossible for Dave Bliss to resurrect his college basketball coaching career. “I do hope 35 years in the business of doing good things for people is not totally negated,” said first-year Kansas University coach Bill Self, a friend of beleaguered former Baylor coach Bliss, who Friday resigned amid major NCAA rules violations and the death of Bears’ player Patrick Dennehy.
Car hits, kills mountain lion in Missouri
Confirmed cougar sighting fuels suspicions of animals in state
August 13, 2003
For the second time in 10 months, a Missouri motorist has struck a mountain lion on a major highway — growing proof that wild cougars may be making a comeback in Missouri, state officials said Tuesday.
When the mighty fall…
August 13, 2003
It’s turning out to be a schadenfreude kind of summer.
On the record
August 13, 2003
Briefly
August 13, 2003
¢ Faulty maps blamed for 2002 mine flood ¢ Hijackers quickly sentenced ¢ Australians win surrender
Briefly
August 13, 2003
¢ Hundreds charged in auto accident scam ¢ Sex predator released from state hospital
Recreation risks
A fatal boat collision at Perry Lake re-emphasizes the need to properly enforce safe boating laws.
August 13, 2003
The photo in Sunday’s Journal-World of a motorboat on top of a houseboat at Perry Lake dramatically told the story of a tragic accident that killed one person and sent two to the hospital.
Calif. conservatives can’t support recall
August 13, 2003
In the 1950s, when Doris Day, prim and perky and squeaky clean, was starring in romantic comedies, the mordant Oscar Levant said, “I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin.” Washington knew Arianna Huffington before she was a left-wing populist.
Liberal leaning
August 13, 2003
Tips on how to choose, season, cook T-bone steaks
August 13, 2003
When grilling T-bone steaks, keep the following in mind.
It’s time to think about tillage
August 13, 2003
With the main growing season on the wane, it’s time to start thinking about putting the vegetable garden to bed for the winter. The idle period between summer and spring also can be immensely important to the long-term viability of a vegetable garden.
Aspiring chefs share favorite recipes on ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
August 13, 2003
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Kids Favorite Recipes.”
City role in stress reduction on Denver ballot
August 13, 2003
Voters will get to decide this November whether the city should do more to reduce stress.
Wide-scale smallpox vaccinations discouraged
August 13, 2003
A scientific panel recommended against smallpox vaccinations for the general public Tuesday because of concerns about side effects — both for those receiving the shots and others in contact with them
Jury convicts defendant in KCK drug trial
August 13, 2003
Jurors have convicted a father who was charged with distributing about $26 million worth of crack cocaine, with help from his two children and several others, U.S. Atty. Eric Melgren said.
Robo Shark’ reels in clever documentary
August 13, 2003
What do shark-obsessed scientists do in their spare time? They build a “Robo Shark” (8 p.m., Discovery). No, this isn’t a new Peter Weller movie. It’s a documentary about an animatronic creature developed to swim, dive and hang out with all manner of killer fish, while capturing their elusive behavior on videotape.
Lead paint detected at Cordley
District officials say students not exposed to significant hazards
August 13, 2003
An analysis by Kansas Department of Health and Environment confirmed the presence of lead paint at Cordley School in Lawrence, district officials said Tuesday.
Evolution returns to state board’s agenda
BOE members to review school science testing
August 13, 2003
The Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday teed up evolution as a campaign issue for the 2004 election cycle. The board voted 7-3 for a full-scale review of science testing standards to start in August 2004, just in time for the party primaries in five education board races.
County to consider ordering cleanup for business site
Caretaker welcomes help, but not state penalty
August 13, 2003
The owner of a tree-clearing business and his landlord are about to be told to clean up their act east of Lawrence. Don M. Steele, caretaker of All Seasons Tree Service, and Kimm Cline, who owns the business’s property at 1706 E. 1500 Road, would be forced to have their land cleared of tree branches, junk cars, tires and other demolition-related debris as part of a state-financed grant project awaiting approval tonight from Douglas County commissioners.
Witness testifies of bed sores’ severity
August 13, 2003
In the photograph, the man is near death and almost naked, curled up on his right side in a hospital bed with his fists clenched. A black, infected sore the size of a saucer covers his exposed left thigh, with other, smaller sores visible nearby.
Rolling pickup pins farmer underneath
August 13, 2003
A Leavenworth County farmer may owe his life to his cell phone.
Daily ticker
August 13, 2003
Fed keeps interest rate steady
Greenspan, colleagues pledge low rates for ‘good long time’
August 13, 2003
Amid signs of economic revival, the Federal Reserve held a key short-term interest rate at a 45-year low on Tuesday and signaled its intention to keep credit easy “for a considerable period.”
McDonald’s cooks up Cajun concept
Chef Mac’s to offer quick, gourmet meals
August 13, 2003
It won’t smell or taste like or resemble McDonald’s. And that’s just what the fast-food company’s executives are banking on to bring customers to their Cajun-style restaurant coming to New Orleans.
Aquila reports $80 million loss in second quarter
August 13, 2003
Aquila Inc. on Tuesday reported its fifth-straight quarterly loss as it continued to wind down its wholesale energy business and sell assets to pay debts.
Commodities
August 13, 2003
Anna Clark Curry
August 13, 2003
Topeka company wins board battle
August 13, 2003
A dispute over control of a Topeka-based life insurance company has been resolved.
Crops thriving in East
Corn harvest likely to produce 10 billion bushels
August 13, 2003
Corn planted in states east of the Mississippi River has gotten plenty of sunshine and rain, increasing the likelihood that farmers will harvest a bumper crop of 10.1 billion bushels this fall, the Agriculture Department says.
House speaker tours tanker
August 13, 2003
House Speaker Dennis Hastert donned special vision goggles Tuesday and took controls of the simulator flying a modified 767 tanker.
FBI: Arrests foil missile-smuggling plot
August 13, 2003
Federal authorities said Tuesday they arrested three people and foiled an international plot to smuggle into the United States a shoulder-fired missile that could shoot down a commercial airliner.
Web cams blanket Mississippi school district
August 13, 2003
Students in Biloxi public schools started classes this week under the watchful eye of Web cams that will keep track of every classroom and hallway.
Bar association to seek changes on military tribunals
August 13, 2003
The Bush administration should drop plans to let agents eavesdrop on conversations between terrorism suspects and defense lawyers and should ease other restrictions to ensure military tribunals are fair and open, the nation’s largest lawyers’ organization said Tuesday.
Randall E. Daniels
August 13, 2003
Cessna revises layoff figures again
August 13, 2003
Cessna Aircraft revised its work force reduction numbers again Tuesday, dashing hopes that the company would not lay off as many workers as it had first announced.
Demolition derby to benefit youths
August 13, 2003
Another demolition derby is coming to Lawrence, this time for the benefit of area youths with disabilities.
6News video: Kids learn history the messy way
August 13, 2003
Six children and a few adults participated in a mud fort-building workshop sponsored by Lawrence Parks and Recreation.
City officials approve budget
Commissioners reluctantly pass ‘best’ spending plan
August 13, 2003
After months of negotiations, Lawrence City Commissioners Tuesday approved the city’s 2004 budget. None of them, though, like it.
Take precautions to protect your computer
August 13, 2003
How to protect your computer against viruses.
Sabonis says he’ll likely retire
Blazers’ center plans to remain with family in Lithuania
August 13, 2003
Arvydas Sabonis is retiring. Again.
Glass falls short in Open
August 13, 2003
Lawrence’s Bob Glass had a premonition after leading the qualifying Monday for the PBA Senior Clarksville Open tournament.
Frangoulis: Baker will rely on leadership
August 13, 2003
Two straight losing seasons — including last year’s uncharacteristic 3-8 finish — have wounded the proboscides of Baker University’s veteran-laden football team.
Royals dump Febles
August 13, 2003
Carlos Febles, once considered Kansas City’s second baseman of the future, was designated for assignment Tuesday and likely is finished with the club.
Pair help Liberty rally past Sun
August 13, 2003
Fighting for a playoff spot, the New York Liberty weren’t about to let another close one slip away.
6News video: Web worm strikes Lawrence
August 13, 2003
The “blaster” or “LovSan” worm hit computers across the globe on Tuesday.
6News video: County to consider property cleanup
August 13, 2003
The county will consider pitching in with the state to clean up All Seasons Tree Service.
6News video: Cordley’s condition considered ‘good’
August 13, 2003
The lead levels found at the school are not considered high enough to be a hazard to students.
6News video: Doctor testifies in elder-abuse hearing
August 13, 2003
A doctor from the KU Med Center testified Tuesday that Henry Harrell’s bed sores were the worst he had seen in his career.
6News video: Mussina dominates Kansas City
August 13, 2003
The Yankees shut out the Royals, 6-0.
6Sports video: Raiders riding 20-win streak
August 13, 2003
The team hopes it can keep it up as it moves into regional play in Minnesota.
6Sports video: Simien on the mend
August 13, 2003
Just to be on the safe side, Coach Bill Self is keeping Wayne Simien from full-contact play for three to four weeks.
6Sports video: Offensive, defensive lines getting work out
August 13, 2003
Both sides will enjoy increased depth this year.
6Sports video: Randle making strides at running back
August 13, 2003
Shrine Bowl MVP John Randle has made a good impression in camp.
Group promotes day of volunteering to honor 9-11 victims
August 13, 2003
A group of Sept. 11 victims’ families wants to turn the bleakness of the anniversary of terror into a yearly push for good works and kindness to others.
Jayhawks’ Dyer fighting for position
August 13, 2003
After switching from quarterback to safety and back to quarterback last football season, Kansas University’s Zach Dyer will be a full-time safety this fall. Whether the senior co-captain will have a starting job, though, is uncertain.
Recall election governs network TV
Airing Schwarzenegger films would trigger FCC equal time rule
August 13, 2003
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s foray into California’s gubernatorial recall election poses a dilemma for broadcasters who might be tempted to show his films during the race: Doing so would allow rival candidates to demand equal time.
Web worm crashes computers around globe
Thousands of PCs across city among those affected by ‘LovSan’ virus that attacks Windows operating systems
August 13, 2003
A worm virus snaked its way around computer networks Tuesday, shutting down tens of thousands of computers worldwide, including hundreds — if not thousands — in Lawrence.
Thousands of doctors urge national health care program
August 13, 2003
Nearly 8,000 physicians have signed a petition calling for a fundamental change in U.S. health care policy. The petition, published in today’s Journal of the American Medical Assn., supports creating a government-financed National Health Insurance Program.
Daly’s life has been one wild ride
Latest trouble: Fourth wife — and new mom — indicted on drug charges
August 13, 2003
Sweat soaked his royal blue shirt and the back of his pants down to his knees as John Daly waited 20 minutes for the tee to clear Tuesday at Oak Hill.
Briefcase
August 13, 2003
¢ Coke offers to settle dispute with Burger King ¢ Retailers report improved earnings ¢ State’s top exporter to speak at meeting ¢ Financial services Schwab to cut branches
Horoscopes
August 13, 2003
For Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003.
People
August 13, 2003
¢ ‘Wild’ girls go to court ¢ Wolfe takes the prize ¢ Costner gets his star ¢ Censors relent on movie
Award-winning fair recipes include cookies, cake, bread
August 13, 2003
Thank you for sharing the champion exhibitors and their recipes from the 4-H Foods Division at the Douglas County Free Fair. It will be fun to try the recipes. Would you also share the reserve champions?
Grilled pork kebabs create low-fat meal
August 13, 2003
Pork with a low fat content can be a good companion for rich sauces, giving fat-conscious cooks the chance to create dishes that taste sinfully good. This recipe, created by Shelley Wiseman for the Every Day feature in Gourmet magazine’s August issue, uses pork tenderloin.
Bruschetta’s simplicity allows for improvisation
August 13, 2003
Bruschetta dishes offer a chance to be creative and daring, with little risk of ending up with an inedible mess.
Basehor executive mulls run for state Senate
August 13, 2003
Jan Justice, a Basehor businesswoman and chief executive of a nonprofit agency that serves the poor, is considering a campaign for the state Senate district that covers Jefferson County and northeast Douglas County.
Woods oh-so-close to going oh-for-majors
August 13, 2003
Everyone is picking on Tiger Woods. The latest onslaught was a harmless prank Tuesday morning at Oak Hill. After Woods ducked into a portable toilet just off the 12th tee at Oak Hill, good friend Mark O’Meara heaved his golf ball smack into the door.
Stubblefield eager to play Niners
August 13, 2003
The Oakland Raiders ran through a light Tuesday morning practice, setting aside the pads and heavy hitting so they could mend a few injuries before facing the San Francisco 49ers Thursday.
Braves acquire reliever
Atlanta makes deal for Mercker
August 13, 2003
The Atlanta Braves added a left-hander to their bullpen Tuesday, acquiring Kent Mercker from Cincinnati for a player to be named.
Malone enjoying life as newest Laker
August 13, 2003
Karl Malone was bending over to tie his shoe in a hotel lobby Tuesday morning when a crazy man smacked him across the back with a newspaper.