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Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade featured horse-drawn vehicles
December 6, 2003
(Updated Saturday at 11:59 a.m.) The Eldridge Hotel Old Fashioned Christmas Parade was held Saturday morning in downtown Lawrence, and traveled south along Massachusetts Street.
Congressman’s diabetes cited as factor in collision
December 6, 2003
Rep. Bill Janklow appears to have had symptoms consistent with a diabetic reaction before his deadly collision with a motorcyclist, an expert testified Friday during the congressman’s manslaughter trial.
Poll: Bush gets boost from economic optimism
December 6, 2003
Americans are growing more optimistic about the economy and that shift is beginning to improve President Bush’s standing with voters, according to an Associated Press poll.
Unfair comments
December 6, 2003
Anniversary
December 6, 2003
History speaks
December 6, 2003
Around and about
December 6, 2003
Scouting news
December 6, 2003
Commonwealth leaders debate Zimbabwe ban
December 6, 2003
President Robert Mugabe — banned from the meeting and thousands of miles away — still managed to dominate the tense opening session Friday of the summit of Britain and its former colonies, and British Prime Minister Tony Blair urged African leaders not to lift Zimbabwe’s suspension from the Commonwealth.
Briefcase
December 6, 2003
¢ Del Monte earnings fall ¢ Kmart cuts losses ¢ Markets finish mixed
6Sports video: Eudora basketball teams win in new home
December 6, 2003
Both girls’ and boys’ Eudora basketball teams won tonight in the inaugural games in the high school’s new gym.
6Sports video: KU ready for Stanford Saturday
December 6, 2003
KU will face Stanford Saturday afternoon in sunny Anaheim, Calif. This is the first meeting of the teams since the spring of 2002.
6Sports video: Women’s basketball team comes home to play
December 6, 2003
The women’s basketball team is coming home for their first regular season game. Their record so far is 1-2.
6News video: KU professors to show film at Sundance
December 6, 2003
Two professors at KU will show their film at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, in January.
6News video: Art a la carte
December 6, 2003
University Theatre is midway through its run of “Lulu,” an 1895 sex tragedy that tells the story of a young woman who raises herself above her former life on the street only to fall back into its dark trap. The show runs through Sunday at the Inge Theatre.
Marquette grills Grambling
Golden Eagles remain unbeaten with 71-55 win
December 6, 2003
To say it was a satisfying week for No. 24 Marquette would be an understatement.
Kansas State’s Koehn scores 1,000th in victory
December 6, 2003
Laurie Koehn’s 1,000th career point wasn’t much different from the most of her others — it was a three-pointer.
New Bulls coach Skiles returns to game he loves
December 6, 2003
When Scott Skiles walked away from the Phoenix Suns midway through the 2002 season, he knew he wasn’t done with basketball.
Roberson out of sight, not out of OU’s mind
K-State quarterback avoiding media, but Sooners won’t lose track of him
December 6, 2003
Ell Roberson could talk about the challenge of facing the nation’s best defense.
Stoops brothers prepare for final game together
December 6, 2003
In five years at Oklahoma, Bob and Mike Stoops have won a national championship, two Big 12 Conference titles and completed the resurrection of a once mighty program that was in shambles when they arrived.
Presidential race may get ‘real’
Showtime considers mock political campaign series
December 6, 2003
Reality television has made stars of barely dressed people competing for $1 million, singers competing for recording contracts, bachelors and bachelorettes competing for love. So why not political candidates stumping for viewer votes?
Judge lifts film screener ban
December 6, 2003
A federal judge Friday freed movie distributors to send copies of films to awards voters — a decision seen as a victory for independent film producers as awards season approaches.
Charges filed in fake-drug ring
December 6, 2003
A Florida man was charged Friday with selling counterfeit pills that were labeled as the cholesterol drug Lipitor and eventually were distributed by a Kansas City-based drug wholesaler.
Nan Dickson
December 6, 2003
Goldie A. Hess
December 6, 2003
Erma D. ‘Dee’ Garcia
December 6, 2003
State revenues ahead of projections for month
December 6, 2003
The state received $17.7 million more in revenues than expected in November.
On the record
December 6, 2003
Original Beethoven manuscript sells for more than $2 million at auction
December 6, 2003
An original manuscript of a movement from one of Ludwig van Beethoven’s last compositions sold Friday for more than $2 million.
Iraq to establish war crimes tribunal
December 6, 2003
Saddam Hussein and hundreds of his aides could go on trial for crimes against humanity and genocide in an Iraqi-led tribunal that will be established in the coming days, Iraqi and American officials told The Associated Press on Friday.
U.S. official predicts upsurge in guerrilla attacks
December 6, 2003
Iraqi guerrillas will step up attacks in the next few months in an attempt to thwart a transfer of sovereignty from the occupation authority to a new Iraqi government, the top U.S. administrator in Iraq said Friday.
Kracl scores 35 to propel Eudora girls to win
EHS boys’ coach not satisfied, but Cardinals sweep Pleasant Ridge in season-opening doubleheader
December 6, 2003
Despite a new season and a new building, the Eudora High girls basketball team went back to an old formula to pick up its opening win: Give the ball to Lauren Kracl.
City capsules
December 6, 2003
Seabury stumbles in debut
December 6, 2003
Seabury Academy boys basketball coach Marcus Heckman figured it would take a little while for his team to find its groove after losing three key seniors from last year’s team.
FSHS lacks numbers, not effort
Free State coach optimistic despite lack of depth
December 6, 2003
He has just 22 wrestlers this year, but Free State High coach Darrell Andrew thinks his team might have more determination than many teams with many more wrestlers.
Ottawa boys open season with win over Piper
December 6, 2003
Ottawa High opened a basketball season of high expectations with a huge road victory Friday night over No. 7 Kansas City Piper.
6News video: Lawrence soldier returns home
December 6, 2003
A Lawrence soldier wounded in Iraq is returning home for 30 days.
People and places
December 6, 2003
KU returns home to face Cal State Fullerton
December 6, 2003
After playing its first three games on the road, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team is happy to be playing host to the Holiday Inn Jayhawk Classic in the comfortable confines of Allen Fieldhouse.
KU-Stanford notes
December 6, 2003
Bush taps Baker for Iraqi debt efforts
December 6, 2003
President Bush turned on Friday to a longtime family friend and troubleshooter, former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, to be his personal envoy in seeking an international deal to lower and refinance Iraq’s staggering foreign debt.
Mayer: Tangerine Bowl in Orlando worthy fruit of Jayhawks’ labor
December 6, 2003
There never was much doubt which football bowl game Kansas would choose if it had a choice between one in Fort Worth, Texas, or one in Orlando, Fla. The Tangerine Bowl locale is regarded as the entertainment capital of the world; if visitors can’t find entertainment delight there, they’re ready for last rites.
African church leaders to direct resources to fighting AIDS
December 6, 2003
Leaders of the All Africa Conference of Churches, gathered for an assembly they hold every five years, pledged to make AIDS prevention and care a priority in their ministries.
Briefly
December 6, 2003
¢ Judge suspended ¢ Teenager crushed by oil pumping unit
Briefly
December 6, 2003
¢ Mail facility reopens after anthrax incidents ¢ U.S. Park Police chief suspended for comments ¢ HUD secretary prepares to leave for Senate run
Flu shot makers out of vaccine
Outbreak causes surge in orders
December 6, 2003
The two makers of flu shots in the United States said Friday they had run out of vaccine and would not be able to meet a surge in demand resulting from fears of a particularly bad flu season. Nevertheless, the companies said people who have put off getting their shots may still be able to find them, since distributors and doctors’ offices may still have some left.
Suspect in slaying fights extradition
46-year-old charged in 1982 Olathe death
December 6, 2003
An Ohio woman charged in the beating death of her husband in Kansas two decades ago is fighting extradition back to the state. Melinda Raisch, 46, was arrested in Delaware County near Columbus, Ohio, and released on $300,000 bond. She faces charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in Johnson County, Kan.
Bible school curriculum offends Asian-Americans
December 6, 2003
It’s meant to help children learn about their faith, but the Southern Baptists’ curriculum for next year’s summer Bible school is drawing fire from some church officials and Asian-Americans who say its images and title — “Rickshaw Rally” — promote stereotypes.
Children’s issues take back seat to seniors
December 6, 2003
This tale of elders and children, of common dollars and common sense, began behind a one-way mirror. Earlier this fall, I watched a dozen mothers talking about child care. The women had a variety of caregivers for their children, from grandmas to groups, from preschool to afterschool. They talked about complex arrangements, about the good and the bad, the costly and the more costly.
Controlling court
December 6, 2003
Film disappoints
December 6, 2003
Suns rally past Celtics
Phoenix overcomes 29-point deficit in 110-106 win
December 6, 2003
The Phoenix Suns trailed by 29 points and their best big man, Amare Stoudemire, had already limped off of the court.
Horoscopes
December 6, 2003
Iowa State turns back Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne, 78-51
December 6, 2003
Jackson Vroman had just finished one game and already was looking forward to the next, less than 24 hours away.
State’s tough financial picture calls for end to budget games
December 6, 2003
With the opening of the Kansas Legislature’s 2004 session only weeks away, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is facing crunch time in formulating a balanced budget to present to lawmakers. Putting together a balanced budget is a challenging task whether it’s for a family, a small business, a major corporation, a university, a school system or a state. The financial condition of those preparing the budget can make the task easier or more difficult and, in Sebelius’ case, she and her aides are dealing with limited funds to pay for an increasingly costly list of needs.
State cattle farmers seek fair trade with Canada
Kansans discuss repercussions of U.S. ban
December 6, 2003
Kansas cattleman hope the decision to ban the importation of Canadian cattle into the United States following the discovery of a single case of mad cow disease in that country could ultimately result in freer cattle trade between the two nations. “We have a lot of leverage. … It is a good time to try to even a lot of inequities,” said Terry Handke, a Muscotah cattleman and president of Kansas Livestock Assn.
Society calendar
December 6, 2003
Small trees can be big hit
December 6, 2003
Before you bag the biggest blue spruce you can get in the door, consider the advantages of a smaller holiday tree in a tabletop stand.
Lawrence native focuses on humility in new book
December 6, 2003
Good things take time. Maybe that’s the lesson behind The Rev. Michael Vincent’s new book, “Walking in Humility: Seeking to Live the Life God Desires” (Xulon Press).
A strong case
December 6, 2003
State-funded district judge positions must be directed to where they are needed most. It’s unfortunate that when state funding is tight someone has to lose in order for someone else to gain.
Club news
December 6, 2003
Jobless rate falls but disappoints economists
December 6, 2003
The economy’s four-month hiring spree slowed in November, raising new questions about revival in the jobs market even as the unemployment rate edged down to 5.9 percent.
Chiefs’ Johnson charged
Running back accused of assault
December 6, 2003
Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson pleaded innocent Friday to charges of aggravated assault and battery that stemmed from an overnight incident in which he allegedly held a gun to the head of a former girlfriend.
Judicial proposal comes under fire
Plan to transfer judges out of less-populated districts called political hot potato
December 6, 2003
A legislative committee’s proposal to take away four magistrate judges from some of the state’s less populated districts is drawing criticism from some police chiefs and sheriffs who say it would make their jobs tougher.
Angels’ transcends TV formula
December 6, 2003
“Angels in America” (7 p.m. Sunday, HBO) is a television event. And, like any milestone, one approaches it with both happy anticipation and sober obligation.
Junior Blues blast Firebirds - Washburn 61, Free State 34
FSHS coach proud despite lopsided loss
December 6, 2003
Long after Washburn Rural took control of Friday’s game against Free State High’s girls basketball team, Firebirds were seen diving for loose balls, banging bones with the hardwood floor and playing with an effort reflective of a tie game.
District lays claim to city’s water
Competing needs lead to first-ever battle
December 6, 2003
Northwest Douglas County is thirsty for Lawrence’s water.
Federal prosecutor stabbed, left to drown, coroner says
December 6, 2003
Federal prosecutor Jonathan Luna was stabbed 36 times in a furious fight for his life before drowning in a Pennsylvania creek, investigators said Friday as they worked to reconstruct his final hours.
Briefly
December 6, 2003
¢ Castro says socialism will survive him in Cuba ¢ Socks with explosive residue prompt terror warning ¢ Protesting students clash with government supporters ¢ Dean plans TV ad blitz
Briefly
December 6, 2003
¢ Drug shows promise in late breast cancer ¢ Teen gets infection from cadaver implant
Bomb on Russian commuter train kills 42
Deadly rush-hour blast near Chechnya continues string of rebel violence
December 6, 2003
A shrapnel-filled bomb believed strapped to a suicide attacker ripped apart a commuter train Friday near Chechnya, killing 42 people and wounding nearly 200 in what Russia’s president called an attempt to disrupt weekend parliamentary elections.
Jayhawks, Cardinal set to clash
KU freshman Wilkes looking forward to returning to California for today’s game
December 6, 2003
A brisk hike down Jayhawk Boulevard turned into quite a workout for Omar Wilkes the other day. “Whew, walking to class my nose was running and my eyes were (tearing) down into my face. It’s definitely the coldest I’ve ever been,” recalled Wilkes, a self-proclaimed “California boy” not yet used to December weather in the Midwest.
Waves roll over KU
December 6, 2003
Kansas University senior Sarah Rome is known for keeping her emotions in check. But Friday night, even the Eagan, Minn., native cried because her stellar career — and the Jayhawk volleyball team’s best season ever — ended with a 3-1 loss to Pepperdine University at Firestone Fieldhouse in the second round of KU’s first-ever NCAA Tournament.
FSHS boys drop heartbreaker
Junior Blues force OT on odd play, then win, 64-59
December 6, 2003
Every basketball game can be summed up with a lot of “what-ifs.” This one takes the cake, though: What if the roof of Free State High’s gymnasium was a little bit higher?
Charity’s delivery volunteer killed in accident
56-year-old Lenexan dies Thursday morning after being hit by car during his rounds
December 6, 2003
A man making deliveries for a charity group was killed Thursday when he was hit by a car as he tried to retrieve food that fell from his truck.
Briefly
December 6, 2003
¢ Rumsfeld urges removal of Russian troops ¢ U.S. sticks with map for Mideast peace ¢ Palestinians consider cease-fire proposals
People
December 6, 2003
¢ The Boss helps the marching band ¢ King remains hospitalized ¢ Finally, Rimes feels in control
Boeing 7E7 team favors Washington site
Report: New jet likely to be made in Everett
December 6, 2003
A Boeing Co. executive team has concluded that the 7E7 Dreamliner commercial jet should be assembled in Everett, Wash., The Seattle Times reported in a copyright article Friday. Citing an unnamed insider familiar with the team and its eight-month nationwide search, The Times reported that Everett, where Boeing now builds its entire widebody line of 747s, 767s and 777s, was chosen over Kinston, N.C.; Charleston, S.C.; and Mobile, Ala.
Lawrence briefs
December 6, 2003
¢ Trucker sentenced in wrong-way wreck ¢ Pursuit victim’s heirs settle with insurer ¢ Mother’s absence delays sentencing in slaying ¢ Tip leads to arrest in tobacco store case
Faith forum
December 6, 2003
Is it acceptable for people of different religious backgrounds to come together at interfaith worship events?
Weddings
December 6, 2003
FCE and 4-H news
December 6, 2003
Religion briefs
December 6, 2003
Engagements
December 6, 2003
Daily ticker
December 6, 2003
Golf course group plans global expansion
Lawrence association looks at Australia, Japan
December 6, 2003
Today: America. Tomorrow: the world. The Lawrence-based Golf Course Superintendents Association of America plans to begin a global expansion in 2004.
Fire destroys landmark home
December 6, 2003
A northwest Lawrence landmark went up in flames Friday afternoon. The big, red barn, which had been converted into a home, had been sitting on the hill overlooking the Kansas River valley northwest of Lawrence since before the Kansas Turnpike was built. Friday, billowing black smoke was visible from four miles away after the barn caught fire.
LSU playing different role
After being spoiler two years ago, Tigers seek Sugar Bowl berth
December 6, 2003
Two years ago, LSU played the role of spoiler in the Southeastern Conference championship game.
Old-fashioned parade today
December 6, 2003
Coats of many colors
December 6, 2003
KU adds ‘global’ status to student transcripts
Certification rewards study abroad, foreign language
December 6, 2003
Some Kansas University graduates soon will have more than their grades and majors listed on their transcripts. A new program that goes into effect next fall will give qualified students a certification for participating in classes and other activities that have an international emphasis.
Rangers, Red Sox discuss A-Rod deal
December 6, 2003
A-Rod playing alongside Curt Schilling in Fenway Park next season — it could happen as the Boston Red Sox try to beat the New York Yankees in a heated game of “Can you top this?”
Briefly
December 6, 2003
¢Storm drops snow, sleet ¢ Passenger arrested after charging cockpit ¢ Files to be opened in missing student case ¢ Asbestos cleanup grows
Tough task: Florida Jayhawks scrambling for tickets
December 6, 2003
Each member of Kansas University’s football team will receive six free tickets for family and friends to attend the Tangerine Bowl Dec. 22 at Orlando, Fla. That supply will leave Tony Stubbs a bit short of meeting demand.
Briefly
December 6, 2003
¢ Delays thwart project at Sixth and Kasold ¢ City Commission stages trial run of Web agenda ¢ Toys for Tots to collect gifts at Dole Institute
Festival of Nativities
Church displays Christmas collection
December 6, 2003
Centenary United Methodist Church puts the Christ back in Christmas with its annual Festival of Nativities. The festival features hundreds of Nativity sets from around the world, complete with angels, animals, Wise Men and shepherds — and, of course, Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus.
Fans not eating up Tangerine Bowl
December 6, 2003
Cory Stone doesn’t want to be outnumbered this month when he cheers for the Jayhawks at the Tangerine Bowl. The Lawrence resident and his cousin were so excited about going to Orlando, Fla., they bought tickets before Kansas University had formally accepted the bowl bid.
Iraq ‘blast’ haunts Lawrence veteran
December 6, 2003
Sgt. Jared Myers stubbed a cigarette out with his left hand, the one he’s been using to do everything since a chunk of shrapnel the size of a paperweight tore through his right bicep. He sat at his kitchen table in Lawrence, his injured arm hanging in a sling with four pins sticking into a bone in the upper arm. He was talking about Oct. 23, the day a roadside bomb exploded and struck the soft-sided, inadequately armored military Humvee he was driving near Baquba, Iraq.
William Jewell students won’t get to vote on gay-rights proposal
December 6, 2003
Arguing it would “create a tolerance of sin,” the student senate president at William Jewell College has canceled a campuswide vote on whether to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes in the campus’ student bill of rights.
KU’s Self not certain Anaheim is ‘neutral’
December 6, 2003
Today’s Kansas University-Stanford men’s basketball game will be contested at the Arrowhead Pond — a neutral site.
Briefly
December 6, 2003
¢ Cult expert says Malvo brainwashing possible ¢ Trampled shopper has history of injury claims ¢ Conservatives want Reagan on dimes ¢ Two shootings added to highway investigation
Holiday activities abound in area
December 6, 2003