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K.C. Council OKs benefits for workers’ domestic partners
August 30, 2003
Kansas City will provide minimal domestic partner benefits to unmarried city employees, but the City Council held off on including health insurance.
Spray-on tan trend reaches Lawrence
Two salons offer popular tanning technique
August 30, 2003
First the sun became unnecessary, and now a pair of Lawrence businesses are out to show that even tanning beds aren’t needed to have that fresh-from-the-beach look.
Sebelius sees struggling economy
August 30, 2003
Kansas remains in an economic slump, with few signs of a recovery significant enough to cheer struggling families, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and the state’s top labor official said Friday.
Kmart shares rise on earnings report
August 30, 2003
Kmart Corp. shares were up more than 4 percent Friday after the retailer showed a smaller loss in its first earnings report since exiting bankruptcy, although sales deteriorated.
Boston outslugs Yankees, 10-5
Hot-hitting Red Sox cut New York’s AL East lead to 31/2 games
August 30, 2003
The Boston Bombers answered every threat by their struggling rivals from The Bronx.
Carolina wins finale, but receives bad news
August 30, 2003
There was no celebrating after Carolina closed the preseason a perfect 4-0. Assistant coach Sam Mills learned Friday he had cancer, a shocking blow right before the Panthers’ game against Pittsburgh.
Briefly
August 30, 2003
¢ 83 arrested at Yale on third day of strike ¢ Gunman kills employee, self at video store ¢ Explosion injures eight at soybean plant ¢ UMass president leaves academic post ¢ Authorities arrest 14 in world opium ring
Huskers eager to face Woods again
OSU wide receiver caught 11 passes for 134 yards in victory last season
August 30, 2003
No doubt, Nebraska cornerback Fabian Washington got schooled by Rashaun Woods last year.
6News video: Screen Scene
August 30, 2003
Only one movie opens at area multiplexes this weekend, and — surprise — it’s a sequel. “Jeepers Creepers 2” doesn’t have the sense of foreboding suspense as the original gore fest from two summers ago, but the new film has a pretty tight premise. This time a broken-down bus carrying a high school basketball team is attacked by the bat-winged menace known as the Creeper, who only has one day left to feed before he goes into a decades-long hibernation.
Perkins: No money, no titles
AD stresses urgent need for funds to improve KU athletics
August 30, 2003
New Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins met with captains of every Jayhawk varsity sports team Thursday to learn the student-athletes’ wants and concerns entering the 2003-04 school year. He found they certainly were wanting and concerned.
Ex-AD’s son plans to play at K-State
Mark Frederick has spot as basketball walk-on
August 30, 2003
The son of former Kansas University athletic director Bob Frederick will play basketball the next three years at Kansas State.
Separate conventions show divide between Muslims
August 30, 2003
This weekend, more than 50,000 American Muslims are expected in Chicago for an annual gathering.
Briefly
August 30, 2003
¢ Hillary Clinton denies 2004 speculation ¢ Transfusion mix-up fatal to surgery patient ¢ Sunday is deadline for do-not-call list ¢ Suspect who claimed to be dead now in jail ¢ EPA won’t regulate greenhouse gases ¢ Employee proposed ‘scrub’ of NASA site ¢ Venture capital firm bans university funds
Bush dithering baffles even supporters
August 30, 2003
I keep waiting for the president to reveal our strategy for fighting terrorism in Baghdad. Instead all I hear is patriotic pep talk.
Faith forum: Law and conscience
What should a person of religious faith do when the country’s laws seem to be at odds with his or her own beliefs and convictions?
August 30, 2003
The Rev. Peter Luckey, Plymouth Congregational Church senior pastor: In the year 1859 here in Lawrence, this question must have laid on the Rev. Richard Cordley’s heart like a great weight. Rev. Cordley, Plymouth Church’s abolitionist preacher, spoke out against slavery often from the pulpit. But would he practice what he preached? A Plymouth member asked Cordley to take a runaway slave into his home. In his heart, the preacher knew this is what God would want.
Witness says driver was ‘going to kill somebody’
August 30, 2003
Cydney Upton was driving back to Lawrence Tuesday from her job in Overland Park when something shot past her on Kansas Highway 10. “It happened so fast — it was like white lightning,” Upton said. “He had to have been going 120 miles an hour. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Blackout probe focuses on relay switches
August 30, 2003
Investigators looking for causes of the massive August blackout are taking a hard look at relays that are supposed to sense problems on the electrical grid.
Cubs halt Brewers’ run
Milwaukee’s winning streak snapped at 10
August 30, 2003
The Milwaukee Brewers had a 10-game winning streak, and Ben Sheets was undefeated against Chicago. The Cubs had dropped two heartbreakers in St. Louis and were dragging after getting in late.
KU optimistic about revamped offensive line
August 30, 2003
Ed Warinner isn’t Rumplestiltskin. He can’t transform straw into gold. But Warinner, Kansas University’s first-year offensive line coach, believes he can make chicken salad out of what most people might perceive as chicken feathers.
Haskell confident, ready for first test
August 30, 2003
With victories in two of its last three games in 2002 — snapping a 23-game losing streak — Haskell Indian Nations University football coach Eric Brock said 2003, his second season, should be more successful.
People and places
August 30, 2003
Lawrence to test water supply
But officials ‘confident’ parasite outbreak not linked to drinking water
August 30, 2003
As the number of cases doubled Friday from a week earlier, officials said the city water supply would be tested next week as the hunt continues for the source of a parasitic outbreak. Assistant City Manager Debbie Van Saun said it was unlikely the cryptosporidium outbreak was connected to the city’s water supply. The decision to test was made Friday, she said, because of public concerns.
State briefs
August 30, 2003
Recount still sinks Eudora pool project City resident sentenced on drug, gun charges Missing brothers probe yields possible remains
Good Girl’ a departure for Aniston
August 30, 2003
Has “Friends” star Jennifer Aniston redeemed herself as a movie star? In 2002, the actress better known as Rachel stretched her wings in “The Good Girl” (9 p.m. today, Cinemax), a bleak little independent feature with moments of droll, dark humor.
Boeing denies insider information allegations
August 30, 2003
Boeing Co. rejected published reports Friday that it might have obtained rival bidder Airbus SAS’s proprietary information en route to a proposed $22.5 billion refueling tanker lease-purchase agreement with the U.S. Air Force.
Outreach program focuses on Islamic faith
August 30, 2003
For the past five or six years, Corpus Christi Catholic Church has offered college-level courses about Catholicism through an outreach program of Benedictine College in Atchison.
Iraq mosque bombing kills at least 85
August 30, 2003
A car bomb ripped through a crowd of worshippers leaving Iraq’s holiest Shiite shrine after Friday prayers, killing at least 85 people — including a top cleric — in the deadliest attack since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Fans ready for glimpse of gridiron prowess
August 30, 2003
Move over, pigeons. The Jayhawks are set to reclaim Memorial Stadium. Thousands of football fans are flocking today to Kansas University to watch the Jayhawks take on Northwestern University. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.
Resident advocates for rural way of life
Task force seeking ways to counter urban migration
August 30, 2003
Nothing against urban life, but Dan Nagengast says there’s something special about growing up in the country.
Transformation starts with juco transfers
Jones, Weekley two of eight new starters on defense
August 30, 2003
Kansas University lost four seniors who started on defense in the 2002 season finale, a 55-20 loss to Oklahoma State. While the loss of four players didn’t necessitate a massive overhaul, having one of the worst defenses in the nation certainly did.
Monumental debate
Clergy respond to Ten Commandments standoff
August 30, 2003
Moses had no idea how much trouble he was starting when he brought those stone tablets down from Mt. Sinai. Thousands of years later, the code of conduct engraved on the tablets — the Ten Commandments — is still causing controversy. Much of the nation is riveted.
People
August 30, 2003
¢ Diaz, Sandler top 2004 pay lists ¢ Jack Osbourne gets Brit TV gig ¢ Shaw swaps clarinet for award ¢ Fuller continues Star revamp
Teen arrested in Internet attack
Minnesota student admits creating viruslike worm
August 30, 2003
A Minnesota teenager known online as “teekid” was arrested and placed on electronic monitoring Friday for allegedly unleashing a version of the “Blaster” computer worm that infected thousands of computers.
Dodge City floods
August 30, 2003
Society calendar
August 30, 2003
Religion briefs
August 30, 2003
Sharif returns to movies at Venice festival
August 30, 2003
Debonair actor Omar Sharif vanished from the big screen in recent years. But the Egyptian-born star has returned, at a time of international tensions, to offer a tale of love between a Muslim and a Jew.
Daily ticker
August 30, 2003
Briefcase
August 30, 2003
¢ U.S. plans to penalize Canadian wheat imports ¢ Greenspan defends central bank’s actions ¢ Aquila to pay fine ¢ BP eyes Russian oil
Horoscopes
August 30, 2003
For Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003
Briefly
August 30, 2003
¢ Nuclear-powered sub sinks ¢ N. Korea talks will continue ¢ Sharon seeks U.S. economic pressure on Palestinians ¢ Peacekeepers, U.S. official enter second cut-off city
Smith superb in KU opener
August 30, 2003
If Caroline Smith was really good as a Kansas University soccer freshman, then she’s really, really good now. Smith scored three goals and had an assist for a school-record seven points as KU clipped Northwestern, 4-1, in its season opener Friday evening at SuperTarget Field.
Religion briefs
August 30, 2003
¢ India’s leather industry fears ban proposal ¢ Nebraska court upholds dismissal of prayer suit
Briefly
August 30, 2003
¢ Coroner to investigate death of princess’ friend ¢ Heat wave toll topped 11,000, French say
Play by the rules
Questions being asked in Missouri should serve as a warning to academic and athletic officials across the country.
August 30, 2003
Recent disturbing developments at the University of Missouri and the school’s athletic department should sound a loud alarm for Kansas University officials, as well as those in academic and athletic posts at all universities.
Take responsibility
August 30, 2003
Health guardians
August 30, 2003
Natural beauty
August 30, 2003
Research serves unseen future
August 30, 2003
In an editorial column published in Tuesday’s Journal-World, President William Walker of Auburn University called for research that will “demonstrably promote economic development.” This attitude is particularly dangerous to our country’s future, for it may cause us to reduce funding for that which will bring new technologies.
Faith forum: Freely offered obedience
What should a person of religious faith do when the country’s laws seem to be at odds with his or her own beliefs and convictions?
August 30, 2003
The Rev. Marcus McFaul, First Baptist Church senior pastor: Christians particularly must acknowledge dual citizenship.
Weddings
August 30, 2003
¢ Foster-Carson ¢ Bruner-Mier
Engagements
August 30, 2003
¢ Allen-O’Brien ¢ Richardson-Kolvek
Anniversaries
August 30, 2003
¢ McAferty ¢ Reitz
Club news
August 30, 2003
Scouting news
August 30, 2003
Around and about
August 30, 2003
Military news
August 30, 2003
4-H news
August 30, 2003
Episcopal leader defends church’s approval of bishop
August 30, 2003
The head of the Episcopal Church is defending the denomination’s decision to confirm its first openly gay bishop in a letter to U.S. clergy and his fellow Anglican leaders around the world.
Consumer spending up 0.8 percent in July
August 30, 2003
Consumers shopped with gusto in July, boosting their spending by 0.8 percent as President Bush’s third tax cut left people with some extra cash in their wallets and pockets.
Vehicles outnumber U.S. drivers
Survey reflects nation’s ‘love of the road’
August 30, 2003
For the first time, the typical American family has more vehicles in the garage than licensed drivers in the house, according to the Transportation Department’s latest national survey.
Communications chief announces resignation
August 30, 2003
lastair Campbell, the combative, acid-tongued aide who shaped Prime Minister Tony Blair’s image and became a key figure in the crisis surrounding the government’s Iraq policy, announced his resignation Friday.
Cuban bests record cigar roll
August 30, 2003
A Cuban cigar maker has shattered his own record for the world’s longest cigar by rolling a 45-foot-long stogie, the Guinness Book of World Records said.
Senator backs larger full-time military
August 30, 2003
Growing global commitments and the scope of the war on terrorism highlight the need for a larger military, Sen. Pat Roberts said Friday.
Governor pans tapping reservoirs to raise Missouri
Sebelius calls corps’ policy outdated
August 30, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius criticized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday for its plans to release water from reservoirs in her state as a way to boost flows on the Missouri River, and she suggested the corps’ policy of protecting barge traffic on the Missouri was decades out of date.
KU law student’s essay nationally recognized
August 30, 2003
A Kansas University law student has taken second place in a national essay competition.
Medicare legislation could bring relief to ailing rural hospitals
August 30, 2003
Dr. Stephen Richards’ smile vanishes after his patients have left and the conversation turns to the realities of running a small, farm-town hospital.
Schwarzenegger taps conservative think tank
August 30, 2003
Arnold Schwarzenegger has been vague about his economic plans for California, but clues may come from his advisers, many of whom hail from a conservative think tank whose members helped develop President Bush’s economic plan.
3rd man charged in double slaying
August 30, 2003
Jackson County prosecutors charged a third man in connection with a double homicide outside a Kansas City liquor store last month.
Bush administration drafts plan for U.N. operation
August 30, 2003
The Bush administration is optimistic it can attract peacekeeping troops for Iraq from at least India, Pakistan and Turkey by placing the operation under the U.N. flag.
Poll reveals increased worry about Iraq
August 30, 2003
Public confidence in the Bush administration’s handling of Iraq is slipping, according to a poll that indicates more people now think the United States is not in control of events there.
Wichita court worker charged with embezzling bond money
August 30, 2003
A former court worker was accused of embezzling more than $25,000 from bond payments made to the court by criminal defendants.
On the record
August 30, 2003
U.S. 1-2 in 200 meters
Capel claims gold at World Championships
August 30, 2003
Having flopped at the Sydney Olympics and failed in the NFL, John Capel sat in the office of Kansas City Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil in the summer of 2002 and was told to re-evaluate his life.
Newman claims pole
August 30, 2003
Ryan Newman brought his qualifying magic to Darlington Raceway.
Junqueira leads CART qualifying
August 30, 2003
Bruno Junqueira capitalized on a crash that affected two potentially faster cars to claim the provisional pole Friday for the Grand Prix of Denver.
Harvick snags Busch pole at Darlington
August 30, 2003
Kevin Harvick followed tradition Friday, becoming the latest Winston Cup standout to win the Busch pole at Darlington Raceway.
Shock rock; Monarchs roll
August 30, 2003
Swin Cash wasn’t intimidated by her first WNBA playoff game. She has played in bigger games, in bigger arenas with bigger stakes.
Kansas changes athlete-injury rule
August 30, 2003
Kansas University’s athletic department has implemented a policy regarding the release of student-athlete injury information to comply with new federal privacy laws.
Kansas volleyball sweeps W. Kentucky
August 30, 2003
The Kansas University volleyball team started the 2003 season solidly, defeating Western Kentucky, 3-0, Friday in the first day of the Best Western Inns and Suites Invitational.
Auburn, Southern California to meet in clash of Top 10 powers
August 30, 2003
It’s just the season opener, not the Iron Bowl against rival Alabama, yet No. 6 Auburn is well aware of the importance of today’s game against No. 8 Southern Cal.
6News video: Police cleared in chase investigation
August 30, 2003
The city manager checked the city’s chase policy and the officers’ behavior following a fatal high-speed pursuit.
Franchione fitting right in at Texas A&M
August 30, 2003
Dennis Franchione needed only one word to endear himself to Aggies. “Howdy!”
KSU defense under scrutiny
August 30, 2003
Despite last week’s rough start, Kansas State cornerback Louis Lavender believes the Wildcats’ defense is ready for Troy State.
Former Cornhuskers hope to fire up Nebraska
August 30, 2003
A Husker reunion for today’s season opener is attracting the famous and forgotten players of Nebraska’s past.
6News video: City plans to test water supply
August 30, 2003
The water supply will be tested next week for cryptoporidium out of public concerns.
6News video: KU ready for tailgating crowds
August 30, 2003
The campus is prepared for the Jayhawk faithful to make their way to KU’s season opener in Memorial Stadium.
6News video: Drivers crash for charity cash
August 30, 2003
The proceeds from tonight’s demolition derby will benefit the Douglas County Infant-Toddler Coordinating Council.
6Sports video: ‘Hawks stomp Northwestern
August 30, 2003
Caroline Smith leads the way as Kansas beats the Wildcats 4-1 at SuperTarget Field.
6Sports video: Kansas ready for opener with ‘Cats
August 30, 2003
The Jayhawks are confident going into a matchup with Northwestern, a team that last year had one of the worst defenses in the country.
6Sports video: Haskell opens season today at home
August 30, 2003
The Fightin’ Indians hope to build on last year’s successes as they play Waldorf College.
6Sports video: Royals ripped by Angels
August 30, 2003
KC remains in a tie for first following a 10-3 as Chicago falls to Detroit.
6Sports video: Options for ticket holders being considered
August 30, 2003
KU’s new AD Lew Perkins is looking at several options while reviewing ticket policy.
Offices to close for Labor Day
August 30, 2003
Government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed Monday for Labor Day. City offices in surrounding towns, including Ottawa, Tonganoxie, Baldwin, McLouth, Oskaloosa, De Soto and Eudora, also will be closed.
Board to study sales tax to raise money for schools
August 30, 2003
The Lawrence school board Friday agreed to study in detail options for a city or county sales tax that would raise money for public schools.
WIBW video: KU stopped by Northwestern
August 30, 2003
Turnovers and missed opportunities do in the Jayhawks for a rainy season-opening defeat.
Canada says it’s not to blame for outage
August 30, 2003
Huge electricity surges running on transmission lines between New York and Michigan and through Ontario collapsed the province’s power system just three minutes after signs of trouble appeared Aug. 14, Canadian officials said Friday.
Career backup steps in at Tech
Symons replaces Kingsbury at QB
August 30, 2003
Texas Tech quarterback B.J. Symons knows how coach Mike Leach feels when he watches film of last year’s SMU-Tech game. He hopes to make this year’s game a little easier on the coach, even if it is his first start.
S. Dakota congressman charged with manslaughter
August 30, 2003
Rep. Bill Janklow, the hard-charging former governor who has been a dominating force in South Dakota politics for 30 years, was charged with second-degree manslaughter Friday for allegedly barreling through a stop sign at more than 70 mph and colliding with a motorcyclist.
Police cleared in chase probe
City manager says officers followed policy and policy is appropriate
August 30, 2003
City Manager Mike Wildgen said Friday he believed Lawrence Police officers followed their policies during a Tuesday car chase that turned fatal.
Manning officially on staff
KU legend accepts job with Self’s Jayhawks
August 30, 2003
Danny Manning and family are right where they want to be — in Lawrence. “There’s nothing real complex about it. We like it. We like Lawrence. We like KU. We just feel very comfortable here,” said Manning, a 1988 KU graduate who Friday accepted a position as director of student-athlete development/team manager in the Kansas University men’s basketball program.
Gobble gags again for Royals
Rookie bad, Molina good as Angels roll, 10-3
August 30, 2003
Retiring batter after batter, Jarrod Washburn cruised into the seventh with a two-hit shutout and finally settled for a five-hitter as the Anaheim Angels beat the Kansas City Royals, 10-3, Friday night.
Rose on top at Deutsche Bank
August 30, 2003
Tiger Woods couldn’t make a putt. Justin Rose didn’t have to.
Oklahoma ready for run at No. 1
North Texas first nonconference opponent for nation’s top-ranked program
August 30, 2003
Barry Switzer will be there. So will former Heisman Trophy winners Billy Sims and Steve Owens. The Boz may show up, too.
Wildcats eager to improve
KU, Northwestern similar in rebuilding efforts
August 30, 2003
See if any of this sounds familiar. A football team suffers through the 2002 season with one of the worst defenses in the country, attempts to rebound in 2003 after making several changes and hopes to regain the status it achieved in the mid-1990s when it ever so briefly was considered a national power.
Huskies take their show to Columbus
No. 17 Washington to challenge defending national champion at Ohio State
August 30, 2003
Washington’s Cody Pickett and Reggie Williams will be on quite the opening stage tonight.
Up-and-comers moving on at Open
August 30, 2003
When he was a kid, living nearby and taking tennis lessons in Harlem, James Blake would go the U.S. Open as a fan. He’d get in with tickets for the cheap seats, then look for a chance to sneak down to courtside for a closer look.
U.S. officials see latest attacks as new acts of ‘desperation’
August 30, 2003
The bombing Friday of an Iraqi mosque — the third such attack this month — illustrates a “desperation of the enemies of the Iraqi people” but will not deter American forces, President Bush said.
Energy program a victim of EPA cuts
August 30, 2003
Energy Star is the Bush administration’s most highly touted energy conservation program, but that has not kept the Environmental Protection Agency from quietly slashing its budget by shifting millions of dollars to other programs.
Briefly
August 30, 2003
¢ Junta members held in assassination plot ¢ Inuit to gain control of northeast territory ¢ Roman Catholic bishop a first for nation ¢ Transportation resumes after power outage ¢ WTO diplomats continue work on drug pact
Overprotective parents not off base
August 30, 2003
I have a friend who guards her kids as if they were in mortal danger. I feel like she should let them spread their wings a little, even though they’re only 9 and 11 years of age. Who do you think is right?
Business offers oil workers tools of trade and place to relax
August 30, 2003
It was a balmy Friday afternoon, or at least it seemed so, stacked up against the unrelenting heat of the past few weeks.
Rankings may have flaws, but why is KU losing ground?
August 30, 2003
Right or wrong, justified or not, Americans seem obsessed with numbers. Whether it’s football teams, universities, clothes, actors, musicians, cars — about anything — they want to know who is the best and who is the worst.
City briefs
August 30, 2003
¢ Friends wish postmaster a happy retirement ¢ Lawyer in murder case wants statements tossed ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals ¢ Presidential debate decision still pending
Judge says Alabama in compliance with order to move monument
August 30, 2003
A federal judge said Friday that the state of Alabama was in compliance with his order requiring the removal of a Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building.
Clemons discussed in depositions
Coaches, Boone County prosecutor talked about former player’s academic background
August 30, 2003
Boone County Prosecutor Kevin Crane said he wasn’t “trying to be the NCAA police” when conducting depositions last March in preparation for prosecuting Missouri basketball player Ricky Clemons for domestic assault.
Marlins catcher arraigned
Castro out of jail after rape charge
August 30, 2003
Florida Marlins catcher Ramon Castro was released on $25,000 bond Friday, a day after he was charged with raping a woman in his hotel room.
Delay gives new meaning to ‘Midnight Madness’
August 30, 2003
The NFL wanted the Tennessee-Green Bay game completed, in part because fans had paid full price, even to watch scrubs at a final preseason game.
Watson can do no wrong
Kansas Citian leads Jeld-Wen Tradition by 4 strokes
August 30, 2003
Even the shots that appeared to go awry for Tom Watson somehow went right.
Pauline E. Nance
August 30, 2003