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EAT to reprise popular play
August 16, 2003
Playwrights tend to craft plays because they love drama and writing. But a few accolades never hurt anyone.
People and places
August 16, 2003
Around campus
August 16, 2003
Gonzalez might have surgery
August 16, 2003
Texas Rangers outfielder Juan Gonzalez has a pocket of fluid near his injured right calf muscle and might have surgery to speed his recovery.
Browns QB battle still neck-and-neck
Parcells wins home debut with Cowboys
August 16, 2003
Kelly Holcomb and Tim Couch certainly didn’t make things any easier for their coach.
Questions abound in Big 12
South division strong as ever with OU, Texas, A&M, OSU
August 16, 2003
Once again, everyone in the Big 12 is trying to keep up with the Oklahoma Sooners.
Schools trying to put turmoil in past
August 16, 2003
College football was living high in January: A thrilling championship game with no controversy about its participants capped a season full of excitement. Then came the offseason.
Construction gets under way on revamped softball facility
August 16, 2003
Work began this summer on a new Kansas University softball facility on the site of the old one.
Bunge would trade homers for wins
We’ve got to make a lot of improvement in our offense,’ coach says
August 16, 2003
Home runs aren’t everything. Just ask Kansas University softball coach Tracy Bunge. Last spring the Jayhawks cranked a school-record 37 roundtrippers — 11 by freshman second baseman Jessica Moppin — yet settled for a 26-22 overall record, including a disappointing 4-14 mark in the Big 12 Conference.
Changing of the guard
Perkins ‘excited’ to take over as Kansas AD
August 16, 2003
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway sent a loud-and-clear message in June when he named Connecticut’s Lew Perkins as the Jayhawks’ 13th athletic director.
KU libraries home to large collections
August 16, 2003
After touring Watson Library with her English class her freshman year, Erin Sailler said she was intimidated and wasn’t sure where to go.
Kansas University building hours
August 16, 2003
Resident assistants set example
Student leaders help underclassmen get involved in activities
August 16, 2003
Non-people persons need not apply.
Service helps ease financial burden
August 16, 2003
Andy Knopp is among 200 or so students signed on for the Student Book Exchange.
On-campus jobs available
August 16, 2003
Kansas University functions with the help of hundreds of student employees who serve at on-campus jobs throughout nearly all of its departments and schools.
Meet the administrators
August 16, 2003
Professors enjoy Lawrence’s charms
August 16, 2003
Lawrence is known for its downtown and being home to Kansas University.
Crimson and the blue
August 16, 2003
Here’s Kansas University’s alma mater, a popular chant before Jayhawk basketball games.
St. Lawrence upgrades parking
August 16, 2003
For years, parking was a major headache at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center, 1631 Crescent Road.
Daily ticker
August 16, 2003
Briefcase
August 16, 2003
¢ Production, price reports fuel budding economy ¢ Many auto plants idled ¢ Bank launches award by honoring area dentist
Buffett predicts big sales in KCK
Investor says furniture store will top $350M in annual sales
August 16, 2003
The world’s second-richest man promised Friday that his new Nebraska Furniture Mart store in western Wyandotte County quickly would become the largest-selling furniture store in the United States.
On campus
August 16, 2003
Students can create own club at KU
August 16, 2003
When he was foiled at fencing, Brian McDow decided to start his own club.
New dean plans to help build tourism industry around arts
August 16, 2003
Steve Hedden says art exhibits and concerts — not just new homes and businesses — could be a good indicator of Lawrence’s economic health.
Interim director emphasizes quality
August 16, 2003
Value of the honors program at Kansas University needn’t be measured exclusively by the annual accounting of Rhodes, Marshall, Goldwater and Truman scholarships that students earn.
Hip or just hype?
National magazine leaves Lawrence off list of top rock ‘n’ roll towns
August 16, 2003
If the opinions of two of the largest national music magazines mean anything at all, Lawrence’s scene is somewhat less hip than it has been hyped.
Fusion’ takes detour onto ‘Turnpike’
August 16, 2003
Call it a facelift, an artistic revision or an outright radical overhaul. Whatever the description, Lawrence’s “Fusion” transformed into “The Turnpike” in July. The long-running live music show on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6 made some philosophical and personnel changes in keeping with the city’s ever-evolving music scene. While recently added “Fusion” host Tim vonHolten has taken a more active role in the new proceedings, new producer Jon Mohr has imported his unique view to program.
Hip-hop scene takes off in Lawrence
August 16, 2003
Just a few years ago, Lawrence was a rock town. Period. Sure, there were those with hip-hop visions, but they weren’t to be found on flyers nor on stage. Not yet. As late as the mid ‘90s, one of the few hints of the coming hip-hop hype was a Saturday night show on the student radio station, KJHK 90.7. The summer of ‘98 brought “Breakfast for Beatlovers,” a five-day-a-week forum that allowed a scattered hip-hop community to coalesce on-air.
Jayhawk journal
Kansas University senior-to-be shares highs, lows of 2002-2003 school year
August 16, 2003
Editor’s note: Abby Mills, a Kansas University senior-to-be from Overland Park and a news clerk at the Lawrence Journal-World, kept a journal during the 2002-2003 academic year at Kansas University. Mills is a journalism and Russian major.
Scouting news
August 16, 2003
Military news
August 16, 2003
Around and about
August 16, 2003
Democrat Dean backs away from spending limits pledge
August 16, 2003
Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean backed away from his pledge to adhere to campaign spending limits, saying some advisers want to explore opting out of the Watergate-era public financing system because of his sudden fund-raising success.
New leader vows to fight corruption
August 16, 2003
Nicanor Duarte took up the presidency of Paraguay on Friday, pledging to wage an all-out war on the “mafias” he blamed for widespread corruption and cronyism in one of Latin America’s poorest nations.
New York regains power, sense of normalcy
August 16, 2003
The lights were bright on Broadway and everywhere else in New York Friday night after engineers grappling with the biggest blackout in U.S. history got the power back on.
Detroit faces slow recovery
Governor declares state of emergency; fuel in high demand
August 16, 2003
The massive power outage that left more than 2 million people in the dark here Thursday night loosened its grip only slightly Friday, and officials warned that it could take days to fully restore electrical service throughout the city and state.
TV shows, newspapers still get the word out
August 16, 2003
TV networks successfully scrambled to keep programs on the air, while newspapers affected by the power outage managed to hit the streets Friday morning with smaller editions focused on the blackout.
Faded celebrities greet fans on phone
August 16, 2003
If you ever find yourself wondering, perhaps while watching late-night television reruns or idly clipping your toenails, whatever happened to former Hulk Lou Ferrigno or former child actor Todd Bridges, puzzle no longer. It turns out they’re waiting to hear from you.
Rebels rebuilding on offensive side
August 16, 2003
When UNLV’s football team visits Lawrence Sept. 6, the Rebels might not look too familiar to Kansas University’s defenders.
Budget cuts prompt increase in tuition
August 16, 2003
Incoming freshman Nathan Markham wasn’t exactly looking forward to paying more at Kansas University this fall.
Big 12 Conference football at a glance
August 16, 2003
Here’s a look at the teams in the Big 12 Conference’s upcoming football season, in alphabetical order.
Blacks seek African heritage
August 16, 2003
Let me tell you where I come from. Born in Southern California, but that’s not what I’m talking about. Both parents from Mississippi, but I’m not referring to that, either.
Establishing services in Lawrence
August 16, 2003
Blackout at a glance
August 16, 2003
A breakdown of the Northeast blackout.
KU students flood Lawrence
Week initiates freshmen in ways of Jayhawks
August 16, 2003
The Jayhawks are migrating back to town.
Business owners seek redress for sales tax grievance
August 16, 2003
Lawmakers got an earful Friday from business owners who said they were sucker-punched by the state with a new streamlined sales tax law. They demanded the Legislature have a quickie special session and repeal the measure immediately.
Pilot injured in Concordia crash
August 16, 2003
Crossing guards hit streets to protect students
August 16, 2003
Police crack down on illegal drinking
August 16, 2003
Faking it can get you into big trouble.
People
August 16, 2003
¢ Barr set for surgery ¢ Blackout bursts Pop’s concert ¢ Frost files for divorce from Law ¢ Stefani ready to share her style
Helpful web sites
August 16, 2003
Lied Center caters to KU community
August 16, 2003
Lied Center officials like to say the venue’s first community is the Kansas University community, which translates to lots of valuable results for KU students.
Randall has high expectations
Marshall crucial loss, but rest of players from last year return
August 16, 2003
Kansas University’s men’s golf team, which reached the NCAA championships four times in the 1990s and again in 2000, just might return to the national spotlight in 2003-04.
Full-game intensity to be focus of fall season
August 16, 2003
After taking big steps each of the past two seasons, Kansas University’s soccer team is poised to leap into the spotlight this fall.
6Sports video: Fowler adjusting at Kansas
August 16, 2003
The Jayhawk’s secondary will be getting a boost with the addition of speedy sophomore Rodney Fowler.
Dining on the go common at KU
August 16, 2003
With little time to spare and a food craving before an afternoon class, a student can pick up a piece of pizza from the Pizza Hut at the Kansas Union Market.
KU football newcomers at a glance
August 16, 2003
Football players who signed national letters of intent Feb. 5 with Kansas University (with position, height, weight and school).
Problems point out need to recruit college athletes carefully
August 16, 2003
Recent trouble at a number of campuses — including the University of Missouri, where there are questions about whether a star basketball player received money, clothing and special tutoring, all violations of NCAA policies — points out the importance of coaches placing far more emphasis on recruiting top-flight individuals as well as top-flight athletes.
On campus
August 16, 2003
Several transportation options available at KU
August 16, 2003
Kansas University students have several transportation options to get around campus and the city.
International students add different perspective to KU
August 16, 2003
Giri Gokulrangan has spent the past four years earning his doctorate in chemistry at Kansas University. But his education doesn’t end within the classroom walls.
Smaller environment’ appeals to scholarship hall residents
August 16, 2003
Marie Clyatt found a little bit of home when she arrived at Kansas University.
Jayhawk has long tradition
August 16, 2003
Toma Savu, a soldier from Romania who toured Lawrence recently, was struck by the sight of Jayhawk icons around the city and the Kansas University campus.
Rogers baffles Royals
Twins hurler yields just two hits in eight innings
August 16, 2003
Kenny Rogers used experience to mystify the Kansas City Royals. The 15-year veteran limited the Royals to two singles and an unearned run in eight innings during Minnesota’s 9-2 victory over Kansas City Friday night.
Micheel surprise leader
Woods nine shots back after second round
August 16, 2003
Any other year, it would seem odd to find Shaun Micheel’s name atop the leaderboard halfway through the PGA Championship. He’s never won in 163 tries on the PGA Tour.
Weddings
August 16, 2003
Briefly
August 16, 2003
¢ Court approves use of fake checkpoints ¢ One shooter suspected in three store killings ¢ Parents face charges in 4-year-old’s death ¢ Top cop retires ¢ Bioterrorism expert claims harassment
Edwards Campus leaders try to link students, tradition
August 16, 2003
When Sheri Perry started attending classes at Kansas University’s Edwards Campus two years ago, she didn’t always feel like she was at a university. Now, as she enters her final year in the public administration master’s program, the campus is starting to come of age.
Bioscience buildings boom on campus
August 16, 2003
George Wilson figures his research on proteins can be more productive if he’s working in the same building with others working on similar projects. “In this day and age, people don’t go in the corner and figure out these problems by themselves,” he said.
Pinamonti relishes director position
August 16, 2003
Lisa Pinamonti didn’t graduate from Kansas University, but she can sell you on why KU is a good place to go to school.
Metallic beauties
Steel sculptures accent downtown
August 16, 2003
Myles Schachter’s sculpture in front of the Lawrence Arts Center is an artistic insurrection. The monumental steel and cast iron piece, called “Digital Overload,” towers above the sidewalk in front of the center at 940 N.H. One hundred eighty bits of binary code spill out of the center of a metal-doughnut form at its pinnacle.
Students adjust to life off campus
August 16, 2003
Being a full-time student-athlete and not having to worry about cleaning a big apartment seemed like a great idea for Kansas University’s Stacy Leeper when she was a freshman living at Naismith Hall.
Jayhawks have great expectations
On paper, KU — even with losses, coaching change — among nation’s best
August 16, 2003
An angry Aaron Miles stormed out of Allen Fieldhouse April 14, accepting one question — and one question only — from reporters before ducking into the car of a Kansas University men’s basketball teammate.
Promise of paradise feeds Mideast violence
August 16, 2003
Why let a little thing like an unprovoked attack by Hezbollah terrorists who fired shells into northern Israel from southern Lebanon in violation of a previous “peace agreement” (a 16-year-old Israeli boy was killed and five others wounded, including an infant) stall the road map to perdition, uh, peace?
State, area briefs
August 16, 2003
¢ Student suspended for carrying knife ¢ KU vice chancellor wins regional award ¢ Stepson pleads guilty to killing stepfather ¢ Pet party benefits Humane Society ¢ Tour highlights Underground Railroad ¢ Church sets fund-raiser
Amish-Mennonites face faith, security dilemma
August 16, 2003
From the swing on his Kentucky homestead’s front porch, Lester Beachy exchanges waves with a family from his church as they return home in their van.
Simon cooks Brewers, sausages
This time, Pittsburgh player does damage with feet, not bat
August 16, 2003
The Milwaukee Brewers and their racing sausages were beaten again by Randall Simon and the Pirates. Only this time, Simon did his damage on the bases rather than with his bat.
KU leaders try to track progress
August 16, 2003
It’s no secret: Chancellor Robert Hemenway wants Kansas University to be among the top 25 public universities in the nation.
Volunteer opportunities available during spring trip
August 16, 2003
For students tired of sunbathing in Cancun, skiing in Colorado or partying in New Orleans over spring break, one campus organization can offer something different.
Center helps newcomers adjust
August 16, 2003
Sumitha Nagarajan is a success story at the Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center.
Meet the deans
August 16, 2003
Blackout probe focuses on Lake Erie loop
U.S., Canada agree to work together to find cause of outage; uncertainty still reigns
August 16, 2003
Investigators focused on an electrical transmission loop that encircles Lake Erie as they tried to understand a massive power blackout that cut across the Northeast and Midwest, leaving millions of people without electricity.
Self ‘right person at the right time’ for Jayhawks
August 16, 2003
“Kansas loves its-Self.”
Jayhawks counting on healthy QB Whittemore
August 16, 2003
Quarterback Bill Whittemore only could stand and watch as Kansas State, Nebraska and Oklahoma State bludgeoned Kansas University by a combined score of 164-27 in the final three games of the 2002 football season.
Open House to be packaged with Family Weekend events
August 16, 2003
It just made sense to try to combine Kansas University’s Open House and Parent’s Weekend, which together had the potential to turn into one big weekend of festivities.
State slashes $11.5 million from budget
August 16, 2003
Lindy Eakin understands if people are confused over Kansas University’s budget picture.
Neighbors disagree on historic district
Pinckney dispute may be first of many in city
August 16, 2003
A battle is brewing along the shady streets of the Pinckney neighborhood. It’s a battle over history, and the best way to protect it. Some neighbors are supporting the city’s nomination of several city blocks as a National Historic District. They say it would help preserve one of Lawrence’s oldest neighborhoods. Others say it’s a designation they don’t want.
Society calendar
August 16, 2003
Enrollment in KU program steady
August 16, 2003
Michelle Sudyka was planning to study overseas, perhaps in France.
NCAA snub motivator
August 16, 2003
Since Dec. 1, Kansas University’s volleyball team has felt a sting that’s not going away. “It drives us every day,” senior Abbie Jacobson said
On campus
August 16, 2003
What will Kansas University be like in 2013?
Arts center thrives
August 16, 2003
The Lawrence Arts Center is hitting stride in its relatively new home in the heart of downtown Lawrence.
Officials endorse plans to create resource center
Building scheduled to open in 2005
August 16, 2003
Santos Nunez loves the variety of students that walk into Kansas University’s Multicultural Resource Center.
Alumni recall doughnuts, sledding
Late-night trips to bakery, campus scenery rate high in informal poll
August 16, 2003
What do former Jayhawks miss most about Kansas University? Fall leaves, sledding and doughnuts from Joe’s Bakery.
Science, engineering projects boost KU’s research efforts
August 16, 2003
It’s easy for Sara Wilson to see that her research makes a difference in people’s lives. Wilson, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Kansas University, studies lower back pain, which affects 50 percent to 80 percent of people and costs Americans an estimated $25 billion to $100 billion per year.
Your guide to Kansas University
August 16, 2003
Welcome to Kansas University. The Journal-World’s annual KU edition — KU Today — is your guide to the university.
What’s hot on the hill
August 16, 2003
So, you want to watch Kansas University play basketball at Allen Fieldhouse, but you don’t have a ticket?
2003-2004 Calendar
August 16, 2003
Students able to enroll online
August 16, 2003
After years of preparations, Kansas University students can choose classes from their dorm rooms.
KU Info expands services
August 16, 2003
Want to know who had the highest free-throw shooting percentage on the 1936 Kansas basketball team?
Rock Chalk Chant
August 16, 2003
Setting high standards
KU’s top official says school positioned for future challenges
August 16, 2003
Robert Hemenway couldn’t have anticipated the highest-profile challenges that faced Kansas University the past year.
KU graduate assists postwar relations
August 16, 2003
Last year, Robert Chamberlain, then a senior at Kansas University, won a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
Student retention top priority for administrator
August 16, 2003
Marlesa Roney says something as simple as a name change can make a big difference at Kansas University.
Service helps solve students’ legal binds
August 16, 2003
The director of Kansas University’s Legal Services for Students is hoping a new top floor office will help her department gain top-of-mind awareness with students who are in a legal bind.
Arts center thrives
August 16, 2003
The Lawrence Arts Center is hitting stride in its relatively new home in the heart of downtown Lawrence.
New galleries open doors downtown
August 16, 2003
If new artistic showcases are any indication of the strength of a community’s art scene, then Lawrence is a pretty art-friendly place.
Label makers
Lawrence record companies strive to gain prominence
August 16, 2003
Crack open the July issue of Spin magazine and you’ll find a curious picture on the inside: a collection of 34 young adults from Omaha assembled in a family-reunion-esque portrait. The picture looks like an outtake from some long-forgotten summer camp, only the campers have a particular affection for ratted black hair and thrift-store sweaters.
KU dancers
Missa Brevis’ to include performance, public forum
August 16, 2003
A familiar face will return this fall to Kansas University to reconstruct a rarely performed Jose Limón masterpiece with the University Dance Company.
Community theater plans diverse season
August 16, 2003
The Lawrence Community Theatre got its start back before most current Kansas University students were born.
KU theater turns 80
August 16, 2003
University Theatre has been churning out student thespians for nearly eight decades. In fact, the 2003-2004 season marks the 80th anniversary of the program that serves as both entertainment and training ground for the university community.
Dole facility opens with fanfare
Institute’s director ready to develop academic component of building
August 16, 2003
The festivities are over, the celebrities have left town.
Recreation center braces for onrush of students
August 16, 2003
In less than a month, Kansas University sophomore Tim Epperson will get a chance to climb the rock, lift the weights, check out the canoes and run on the elevated indoor track he helped pay for inside KU’s new $17 million student recreation center.
Department offers tips to avoid fines on campus grounds
August 16, 2003
The Kansas University Parking Department offers a “primer” about parking on campus.
Center provides checklist for new students
August 16, 2003
¢ Update your campus address (where you’ll receive important mail while school is in session).
Students should learn rules, director says
August 16, 2003
Leave the car at home. That’s one piece of advice Kansas University’s parking director, Donna Hultine, offers to new students who want to avoid parking troubles.
KU First goals
August 16, 2003
Here’s a breakdown of the $500 million goal for the Kansas University Endowment Association’s “KU First: Invest in Excellence.”
Menzel welcomes wealth of newcomers
Coach hopes five new faces will help offset loss of MacDonald, help Jayhawks continue to climb in Big 12 ranks
August 16, 2003
For the first time in three years, Kansas University’s women’s golf team didn’t finish last in the Big 12 Conference. That’s the good news. They finished 11th. That’s the bad news.
Baty, Tribble have something to prove
Draft snub inspires sluggers; coach Price feels ‘lucky’ to have seniors back
August 16, 2003
The snub quickly has turned to motivation for Kansas University baseball seniors Matt Tribble and Ryan Baty. The two were unsure they were even going to be Jayhawks for the 2004 season. When the major-league baseball draft was approaching in early June, scouts assured the pair they would be high picks — no worse than the top 20 rounds.
Can crew return to Top 25?
August 16, 2003
Kansas University rower Casey Smith wants to go out with a splash her senior season, and that means getting the Jayhawks back into the Top 25.
Men’s basketball ticket prices boosted
Tier system divides Allen Fieldhouse into three sections
August 16, 2003
Ticket prices for Kansas University men’s home basketball games have gone up, but not in the traditional fashion.
Wildcats struggled defensively last year
QB led Big Ten in total offense, but season ended with 3-9 record
August 16, 2003
When Kansas University plays host to Northwestern Aug. 30 in the season opener at Memorial Stadium, it will be the first time the schools have ever met in football.
New Cowboys coach must upgrade defense
August 16, 2003
At the end of a miserable 2001 season — in which coach Terry Allen lost his job, KU finished 3-8 overall and won only one Big 12 Conference game — the Jayhawks finished on something of a high note with a 27-14 victory over Wyoming in a game that had been postponed because of the Sept. 11 attacks.
KU football facts
August 16, 2003
Architectural historian fights to save Harlem’s treasures
August 16, 2003
Michael Henry Adams strolls along Lenox Avenue in the middle of Harlem. He stops to watch a worker from a nearby renovation scrape patches of cheap color from a mahogany hall mirror to reveal the brilliant red wood underneath. Once restored, the old mirror could fetch $400 or more.
Anniversaries
August 16, 2003
Club news
August 16, 2003
Families get creative with reunions
Disneyland, cruise ships popular places for get-togethers
August 16, 2003
For 30 years, Kathy Zago dreamed of having a family reunion. Though she and her husband, Tony, never had children of their own, they had nieces and neighborhood kids they’d taken under their wings in Ticonderoga, N.Y.
No expansion
Now isn’t the time to consider adding Washburn University to the Kansas Board of Regents system.
August 16, 2003
At a time when state legislators find it difficult to provide adequate funding for the state’s higher education program, it is hard to understand why there would be talk about bringing Topeka’s Washburn University into the Kansas Board of Regents system.
Cellular blessing
A Tonganoxie farmer proves that all cell phones aren’t always a nuisance.
August 16, 2003
Regardless of the problems cell telephones can pose, they certainly have their merits, as illustrated by the recent experience of a Tonganoxie farmer.
Laudable goal
August 16, 2003
Civil War camp, Chinese paintings among weekend fun
August 16, 2003
While cannon fire is booming downtown this weekend from the Civil War on the Western Frontier artillery camp, a quieter show is on view at Kansas University’s Spencer Museum of Art. “The Orchid Pavilion Gathering,” an exhibition of 60 Ming and Ch’ing dynasty Chinese paintings from the University of Michigan Museum of Art, runs through Oct. 26.
U.S. to maintain sanctions against Libya despite settlement
Families of plane-bombing victims will receive millions
August 16, 2003
The Bush administration will keep a diplomatic and economic squeeze on Libya despite the country’s acceptance of responsibility for the bombing of a Pan Am jetliner over Scotland in 1988.
Billionaire to focus on business, not politics
August 16, 2003
Investors in Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. should relax, the Omaha, Neb., billionaire said Friday.
Jobless rate in state, Lawrence drop in July
August 16, 2003
The state’s unemployment rate followed normal seasonal trends in July and continued to suggest that the economy has improved slightly since last year but has not yet approached the glory days of a few years ago.
Northeast blackout hampers options trading on Amex
August 16, 2003
The blackout in the Northeast couldn’t stop Wall Street from trading Friday, but the stock market still ran into some glitches — phone problems, absent workers and a nearly daylong suspension of trading at the American Stock Exchange.
Tulsa officials work to retain Citgo Petroleum
August 16, 2003
Gov. Brad Henry said he’s not sure what sort of incentives the state can offer Citgo Petroleum Corp., but he and Tulsa Mayor Bill LaFortune were confident the oil giant would stay in town.
Area briefs
August 16, 2003
¢ Attorney general opinion voids school bond vote ¢ Investigation under way of death at oil pump jack
Missouri reports West Nile virus in human
7-year-old recovering; officials urge caution as mosquito-breeding season picks up
August 16, 2003
A 7-year-old Putnam County girl has been confirmed to have Missouri’s first probable case of West Nile virus this year, the state health department said Friday.
K.C.-area school districts sue for withheld funds
August 16, 2003
Three Kansas City-area school districts sued the state Friday, claiming Gov. Bob Holden violated the Missouri Constitution by withholding $190 million that had been appropriated for public schools this year.
U.S. reportedly questioning alleged al-Qaida leader
August 16, 2003
Al-Qaida’s alleged Asian mastermind is being interrogated at a secret location by U.S. investigators, Thai officials said Friday.
Kline services
August 16, 2003
Bob Havens
August 16, 2003
Mass of Christian Burial for Bob Havens, 68, Overland Park, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Overland Park. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Gardens.
James Walton Bouska
August 16, 2003
Memorial services for James Walton Bouska, 77, Overland Park, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church in Overland Park.
Cause of plane crash still not known
August 16, 2003
A preliminary report Friday did not pinpoint the cause of a private plane crash that killed the commander of the Kansas National Guard’s 190th Air Refueling Wing.
Bottled water fills gap as Cleveland faces crisis
August 16, 2003
From beauty salons to homes to hospitals, people relied on bottled water Friday after an epic power outage sparked one of the worst water crises in the city’s history.
Kansan sees U.S. effort in Iraq lasting years
August 16, 2003
U.S. involvement in Iraq is likely to last several years, Rep. Jerry Moran said Friday after traveling there with fellow lawmakers.
Council warned of weak electric system
Report issued after 9-11 urged strengthening grid
August 16, 2003
Scientists and engineers with the National Research Council warned the White House and Congress about the vulnerability of the power grid as recently as November, saying nationwide weaknesses needed to be repaired — and fast.
Judge may postpone California recall
August 16, 2003
A federal judge warned Friday that he may postpone California’s Oct. 7 recall election over voting rights questions, and ordered Monterey County to refrain from mailing out overseas ballots until the questions are resolved.
Israel to withdraw from four towns
August 16, 2003
Israel agreed Friday to withdraw from four more West Bank towns, ending weeks of deadlock with the Palestinians over security issues and putting a troubled U.S.-backed peace plan back on track.
Bush pushes environmental message
August 16, 2003
President Bush, shovel in gloved hand and jagged mountaintop behind him, dished spades of dirt into a washed-out trail rut Friday, a symbol of what he later called his administration’s aggressive push to cross items off the national park system’s long repair list.
Hungry Liberians flood into once-separated capital, seek food
August 16, 2003
Embracing loved ones and gulping down whatever food they could find, tens of thousands of hungry Liberians on Friday broke through the front lines that had divided the capital for 10 weeks of deadly siege. U.S. Marines and West African peacekeepers stood guard as the first aid ship docked.
On the record
August 16, 2003
Iraqis find little sympathy for American outage
August 16, 2003
A power generator hummed in the corner of a popular Baghdad menswear shop where Leith Tamimi sat smirking Friday as he listened to news of the massive electrical blackout that plagued the northeastern United States for the second day.
Blackout affects some with Lawrence ties
August 16, 2003
Here’s how the power outage affected a few people with ties to Lawrence.
Spirituality
August 16, 2003
¢ Catholic employees refuse reinstatement offer ¢ Black churches, banks build partnership ¢ U.S. Catholicism to revise movie classification
Difficult decisions
Episcopal leaders react to events at General Convention
August 16, 2003
Some are elated, some are aghast and still others are just bewildered. But few Episcopalians have been left completely unaffected by the precedent-setting decisions made by the Episcopal General Convention in Minneapolis. At that meeting, the Rev. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire was confirmed as the first openly gay bishop in the denomination’s history, and the group recognized and gave a qualified affirmation of same-sex blessing ceremonies.
Gay controversy won’t headline Lutheran assembly
August 16, 2003
Don’t expect any major decisions regarding human sexuality to emerge this weekend in Milwaukee from a gathering of more than 1,000 leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Rewards can effectively motivate children
August 16, 2003
Isn’t a mother manipulating her child by using rewards and punishment to get him to do what she wants?
Perkins ranks funding top priority
August 16, 2003
Six weeks as Kansas University athletic director haven’t changed Lew Perkins’ mind about the department’s No. 1 priority. “Funding,” Perkins said Friday. “We’re very far behind most of the people in the Big 12.” When Perkins left Connecticut after 13 years, the UConn athletic budget was around $40 million. KU’s athletic budget is about $27 million.
Rangers’ Park out for season
August 16, 2003
Rangers right-hander Chan Ho Park will miss the rest of the season with a back injury, another setback for the pitcher since signing a $65 million contract with Texas before last season.
Chiefs, Vikings set to continue preseason rivalry
August 16, 2003
While practicing against each other for two hard-hitting days early during this summer’s training camp, the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings did not appear to like each other very much.
Kansas names Keating senior associate AD
August 16, 2003
Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins wasted little time finding a replacement for Richard Konzem.
Former co-captain Kline dies
August 16, 2003
John Kline, a co-captain on Kansas University’s 1940 NCAA Final Four basketball team, died Thursday at Brandon Woods Retirement Community. He was 84.
Labonte loves Michigan track
Driver claims top spot at GFS Marketplace 400
August 16, 2003
There’s something about Michigan International Speedway that brings out the best in Bobby Labonte.
Collison wanders darkened city
Ex-Jayhawk forward in New York with U.S. hoops contingent when blackout hit on Thursday
August 16, 2003
Former Kansas University basketball forward Nick Collison, the youngest member of the U.S. national team, is writing a diary for usabasketball.com as he practices in New York for the upcoming 10-team Olympic qualifying tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Mickelson gambles again, fades in PGA
August 16, 2003
Phil Mickelson gambled once and lost two shots. He gambled again and lost his lead. Stop here if this sounds all too familiar.
Mercury stomp Storm
August 16, 2003
Tamicha Jackson had 20 points and Anna DeForge 19 as the Phoenix Mercury defeated the Seattle Storm, 64-50, Friday night.
About 400 tickets remain for NU students
August 16, 2003
About 400 Nebraska student football season tickets still remain on sale, but ticket manager John Anderson predicted Friday that all would be sold before the Cornhuskers’ Aug. 30 opener against Oklahoma State.
6News video: KU students flock back to Lawrence
August 16, 2003
The residence halls open Sunday, and workers on campus say they’re ready for the influx.
6News video: Art a la Carte
August 16, 2003
The cannon fire will begin early tomorrow morning as the eighth annual Civil War on the Western Frontier begins in earnest. The event commemorates Lawrence during the Bleeding Kansas Period and features tours, historical re-enactments, films, children’s activities and a Civil War-era artillery camp in South Park. Festivities continue through Aug. 24.
6News video: Crossing guards keep streets safe for students
August 16, 2003
Although the city briefly had considered eliminating eliminating 11 crossing guard positions, they were back at work with the start of school.
6News video: Pinckney neighbors disagree on historic district
August 16, 2003
The possibility that several city blocks could be designated as a National Historic District has stirred up a debate.
6News video: Center court gets a new coat
August 16, 2003
Allen Fieldhouse’s new look is shaping up with a 28-foot Jayhawk taking center stage.
KU dancers take on Limón
Missa Brevis’ to include performance, public forum
August 16, 2003
A familiar face will return this fall to Kansas University to reconstruct a rarely performed Jose Limón masterpiece with the University Dance Company.
KU First’ pursues $500 million goal
August 16, 2003
“Five by four.” That’s Forrest Hoglund’s new slogan, and he’s hoping it catches on among people with a wad of cash to give to Kansas University.
Faculty designed to attract researchers
August 16, 2003
With the bulk of construction complete and the official building dedication ceremony over, it’s time to get down to the real work at the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center.
Conservatives?
August 16, 2003
Ordinary look popular with KU students
Keep it simple this fall
August 16, 2003
Simplicity is the key to style this year on campus. Christina Schenstrom, a Kansas University junior from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, said students should keep their look modest and wear clothes in which they feel comfortable.
President committed to KU
Longtime staff member spearheads major fund-raising campaign
August 16, 2003
Dale Seuferling is more than happy to talk about his first year as president of the Kansas University Endowment Association — as long as he doesn’t have to focus on himself.
Whistle a happy tune
Private funds help resurrect campus landmark
August 16, 2003
A 104-year-old Kansas University tradition is alive and well once again. The steam whistle atop the power plant that marks the end of classes blew up in January under 175 pounds per inch of steam at 377 degrees. After months of silence, a new whistle was crafted and installed on the building in April.
Kansas Union adds retail services
August 16, 2003
For years, the Kansas Union has wanted students to think of the union as the living room of the campus. Now, they wouldn’t mind if students thought of it as a bit of a mini-mall, too.
Former student body presidents recall KU
August 16, 2003
Past Kansas University student body presidents came from a wide range on the political spectrum, but they all agreed that the experience of having served continues to affect their lives.
Student leaders outline goals
Many projects await student body leaders
August 16, 2003
If Student Body President Andy Knopp has his way, state lawmakers will forget about human sexuality courses and Jayhawks basketball tickets.
KU graduate perseveres
August 16, 2003
Spending $80,000 in college scholarship money will be a pleasure for Kansas University graduate Mark Bradshaw.
Where to go for assistance
August 16, 2003
The Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center provides the following list of services for incoming students.
Coach boosts summer work
August 16, 2003
After his first year as Kansas University’s swimming coach, Clark Campbell’s biggest achievement for his alma mater might have taken place this summer at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.
Newcomer Ervin likely key
California prep standout could help take heat off Washington
August 16, 2003
Perhaps the future of Kansas University’s women’s basketball team — and its coach, Marian Washington — lies in the hands of an 18-year-old newcomer lacking a single minute of collegiate playing time.
Discus standout Emsick returns
August 16, 2003
Kansas University has at least one potential NCAA champion on its women’s track and field roster.
Bookman concentrating on running
NCAA champion gives up football to tap ‘big-time potential’
August 16, 2003
Two-sport standout Leo Bookman has decided to cut his workload in half. Bookman, Kansas University’s 6-foot-1, 210-pound senior track sensation from Dickinson, Texas, who won titles in the 200 dash at both NCAA indoor and outdoor championships last season after failing to catch a pass as a receiver for the KU football team, will spend all of his time in track this season.
Country music seeks late-year sales surge
Star artists set to release albums
August 16, 2003
With country music sales down 6 percent from last year, Music Row executives are counting on a spate of late-year releases by blockbuster artists.
Meet the new TNN, same as the old TNN
August 16, 2003
It’s official: TNN is now Spike TV. The male-oriented network kicks off its programming with “Ride with Funkmaster Flex” (6:30 p.m. today, Spike), a hip-hop flavored celebration of big, fancy and vintage American cars and trucks.
Minot stings Raiders
Lawrence 0-2 in tourney after 10-5 setback
August 16, 2003
Five runs weren’t enough and five errors were too many for the Lawrence Raiders. Minot, N.D., Vista took advantage of the five Lawrence miscues to post a 10-5 victory over the Raiders in the American Legion baseball Central Plains regional Friday.
On campus
August 16, 2003
Horoscopes
August 16, 2003
For Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003.
Engagements
August 16, 2003
Common sense helps students avoid trouble
August 16, 2003
When it comes to campus safety, Lt. Schuyler Bailey says, mother may know best.
Cameras monitor venues to keep campus secure
August 16, 2003
Smile — someone may be watching you from afar on a television screen.
Lecture series books
August 16, 2003
Sept. 4 will be a day of new beginnings for the Hall Center for the Humanities. That day, the center will kick off its 48th Humanities Lecture Series at Kansas University and have its ceremonial groundbreaking for its new $5 million building near Sunnyside Avenue and Sunflower Road.
Replay Lounge has reasons to celebrate
August 16, 2003
When the Replay Lounge opened 10 years ago, it wasn’t the indie rock icon it’s since become. At first, the building at the corner of 10th and Mass. was opened as a pinball joint where you could get a beer, 75-cent burgers and milkshakes. The music would come the next year, and when it did, it overshadowed everything else (except maybe the beer).
Spencer Museum of Art aims to grow, educate
August 16, 2003
The Spencer Museum of Art, situated at the foot of Campanile Hill west of the Kansas Union, celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, but its roots stretch back for decades.
Funding spurs faculty growth
August 16, 2003
The 18 new tuition-funded faculty positions at Kansas University have a lot in common, and it’s not a coincidence. The positions are focused in two areas — life sciences and international education.
Boone’s homer beats O’s
Disputed blast gives Yankees wild 6-4 victory
August 16, 2003
His struggle had become so profound that Aaron Boone felt compelled to express his anguish to New York manager Joe Torre after a fifth-inning strikeout.
Religion briefs
August 16, 2003
Viola B. Miley
August 16, 2003
City to revisit living-wage ideas
August 16, 2003
It has divided the community and has helped elect three city commissioners. Tuesday, the so-called living-wage issue will once again be before the Lawrence City Commission.
Your guide to campus landmarks
August 16, 2003
Hang on to this.
On campus
August 16, 2003
Tips to choosing major
August 16, 2003
If you’re still deciding on a major at Kansas University, the Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center, 126 Strong, provides the following tips.
Construction projects
August 16, 2003
In addition to the student recreation center, other construction projects expected to be completed in the next few weeks.
Gamecocks delighted to replace San Diego State
August 16, 2003
Schools like Nebraska and Kansas State undoubtedly look at Kansas University on their schedules and see a speed bump on the way to a bowl game. Jacksonville State sees Kansas on its schedule and sees a major opportunity.
GOP ‘intelligence’
August 16, 2003
DNA technology leads to arrest in 1980s deaths
August 16, 2003
A Kansas City man was charged with raping and killing two women in the late 1980s in a case broken by police using new DNA technology.
Frederick Earle Simmons
August 16, 2003
Riley soldiers prepare for Iraq duty
Fort’s training exercises focus on urban challenges troops will face
August 16, 2003
Traffic along 1st Division Road was oblivious to the danger waiting ahead. Friday morning as cars and trucks moved about Fort Riley, a convoy approached an overpass. As soldiers fanned out, someone on the overpass threw an explosive device at them.
Defensive back Fowler a pleasant find
August 16, 2003
A former track standout, Rodney Fowler is speedy, yet Kansas football coach Mark Mangino is more impressed how fast Fowler signed.
6News video: Living wage once again under consideration
August 16, 2003
The Lawrence City Commission will discuss the proposed living-wage ordinance Tuesday night.
On campus
August 16, 2003
How did you get interested in your field of study?
Briefly
August 16, 2003
¢ Democrat makes economy issue in race ¢ Sitter gets eight years for overdosing baby
Briefly
August 16, 2003
¢ Blair spokesman to testify in inquiry ¢ China lifts animal ban despite SARS threat ¢ Search for U.S. pilot focuses on crash site ¢ Cemeteries confront heat wave’s aftermath ¢ Controversial prince plans to step down ¢ Lawmaker receives traditional punishment
Briefly
August 16, 2003
¢ Hurricane Erika expected to make landfall today ¢ Judge blocks Colorado Pledge of Allegiance law ¢ Power company says fires could lead to blackouts ¢ Republicans suspend exiled Democrats’ privileges