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Advance voting for primary starts Wednesday
February 4, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 12:18 p.m.) Advance voting begins Wednesday morning for the Feb. 25 city and school board primaries in Lawrence.
Briefcase
February 4, 2003
¢ Former Tyco lawyer charged with fraud ¢ Telecommunications: Sprint shares rise ¢ Pharmacy: Russian delegation seeking host families ¢ Economy: Manufacturing increases
TV turns tragedy to banality
February 4, 2003
A CNN correspondent was standing at the edge of a forest in some Louisiana town called Leesville. “Leesville is about three hours from Shreveport,” she informed her viewers. “So it’s a good deal away from those large areas of debris.”
Janice Rogers
February 4, 2003
NBA Roundup: Nets bury Sonics in OT
Martin’s 35 points help New Jersey stop Seattle
February 4, 2003
Kenyon Martin scored a career-high 35 points and Jason Kidd hit a 3-pointer with 1:31 left in overtime, leading the New Jersey Nets to a 109-108 win over the Seattle SuperSonics on Monday night.
Lawrence High boys rain threes in victory - LHS 71, SM North 69
February 4, 2003
It was one of those nights for the Lawrence High boys basketball team. The open looks from the perimeter were there. And as a result, LHS’s 71-69 victory over Shawnee Mission North on Monday had a fitting theme.
Bill would halt death penalty for two years
Cases’ costs among concerns
February 4, 2003
State lawmakers Monday opened up the politically explosive issue of the death penalty by introducing legislation that would impose a two-year moratorium on capital murder cases.
Free State boys hold on for close win over Vikes - FSHS 66, SM West 61
February 4, 2003
What started as a Free State High boys basketball romp turned into a shootout, but Shawnee Mission West ran out of ammo.
Area briefs
February 4, 2003
¢ FBI seeks suspect in area bank robberies ¢ Praeger to testify at U.S. Senate hearing ¢ Tire slasher strikes south of KU campus ¢ Hearing checkups offered at KU clinic ¢ Suspect in kidnapping has hearing rescheduled ¢ Researchers seek survey responses online
Student activity fee auction nets $60,000
February 4, 2003
The tally from a fund-raising event for Lawrence public school students is as sweet as notes pouring from a flute and as impressive as a spiral touchdown pass on the football field.
City capsules
February 4, 2003
¢ Lawrence High girls at Shawnee Mission North ¢ Shawnee Mission West girls at Free State ¢ Seabury Academy boys at Kansas School for Deaf ¢ Seabury Academy girls at Kansas School for Deaf
Donations help buy new dog for sheriff
February 4, 2003
A $10,000 donation will help Douglas County hire a new deputy dog to sniff out drugs, track fleeing suspects and roust burglars from buildings.
Shuttle a warning of government failure
February 4, 2003
Last Thursday, two days before the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated in the cloudless blue sky over Texas, killing its seven-person international crew, the General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress, issued its biennial report on “high-risk” operations of the government.
Fines could bolster budget
February 4, 2003
Jeff Otte works in downtown Lawrence, so it’s not surprising he gets dozens of tickets for parking his car and forgetting to feed the meter every 90 minutes.
New lawyer sitcom deserves life sentence
February 4, 2003
How can legions of talented and well-paid professionals churn out sitcoms as horrible as “A.U.S.A” (8:30 p.m., NBC)?
People
February 4, 2003
¢ ‘Disturbing’ subject ¢ Potter gets Vatican’s blessing ¢ Awards by request ¢ Whitney Houston’s father dies
Briefly
February 4, 2003
¢ Nigeria: Terrorism ruled out in blast ¢ Netherlands: U.N. court lets genocide suit against Yugoslavia proceed ¢ Alaska: Drunken-driving campaign upsets victims’ families
Horoscopes
February 4, 2003
President proposes $2.23 trillion budget
2004 plan features record deficits, new tax cuts
February 4, 2003
President Bush shipped lawmakers a $2.23 trillion budget for 2004 on Monday bearing record deficits and seeking deep new tax cuts, an ambitious expansion of Medicare and bolstered security at home and abroad at the expense of domestic programs.
Index signals conditions improving in Kansas
February 4, 2003
The Business Conditions Index for Kansas rose to its highest level since June of 2000, according to the Mid-America Business Conditions Survey.
Fears rattle Americans in Kuwait
February 4, 2003
Kuwait’s two main American schools announced Monday that they will suspend classes, and foreign companies considered evacuations — signs that threats of terrorism and a possible U.S.-led attack on Iraq are unnerving Westerners living in this oil-rich emirate.
KU to honor astronauts with moment of silence
February 4, 2003
Kansas University will pay tribute to the seven astronauts killed on the space shuttle Columbia with a moment of silence at noon today.
Briefly
February 4, 2003
¢ Tennessee: Blood quarantine cuts supply in 4 states ¢ Philadelphia: Study recommends ephedra restriction ¢ Salt Lake City: Kidnapped girl’s family announces new reward ¢ Pennsylvania: Charges allege phone harassment
John Buford Anderson
February 4, 2003
Record producer arrested in homicide
February 4, 2003
Phil Spector, the legendary record producer whose “wall of sound” helped change the sound of pop music in the 1960s, was arrested Monday for allegedly shooting a woman to death at his suburban mansion.
Lovell says benefits of space travel outweigh risks
February 4, 2003
Jim Lovell, commander of the near-fatal Apollo 13 mission, said Monday NASA would recover from the space shuttle Columbia tragedy and continue with space exploration.
Baker Wetlands fish kill worries environmentalists
Water district drainage may be cause
February 4, 2003
More than 100 dead fish are floating in a muddy corner of the Baker Wetlands south of Lawrence. The sight of the fish alarmed members of Save the Wetlands, a group fighting a plan to route the South Lawrence Trafficway through the area. Two officials, however, say there’s probably nothing to worry about.
Daily ticker
February 4, 2003
Doctors protest insurance costs
February 4, 2003
More than 1,300 New Jersey doctors rallied Monday and others closed their offices early to protest rising medical malpractice insurance premiums and pressure state government for help.
Wolves in West may lose protection
February 4, 2003
Once driven to near-extinction in the Lower 48 states, the gray wolf is loping across the Northern Rockies in numbers not seen in a century, and the government is about to declare victory in its $17 million effort to bring the predators back.
Diversions
February 4, 2003
¢ Poetry corner: We want your ideas ¢ That’s showbiz: ‘Dawson’s Creek’ ending ¢ Coming soon: Entertain yourself
Time running out to become famous songwriter
February 4, 2003
We’d never lie to you: Lawrence area teenagers have the opportunity to enter a national songwriting contest. But the deadline is approaching quickly.
On the record
February 4, 2003
City commission candidates discuss inspections process
February 4, 2003
Improving the rental property inspection process and controlling growth were among the main concerns Lawrence City Commission candidates discussed Monday night with local landlords.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
February 4, 2003
No name-calling
February 4, 2003
Save celebration
February 4, 2003
Listserve defense
February 4, 2003
KU business school wins contract
February 4, 2003
Kansas University’s School of Business will be the exclusive educational provider for the 55,000-member American Business Women’s Assn., KU officials announced Monday.
Midwest economy strengthens in January, survey says
February 4, 2003
Even the number of jobs grew in a fourth straight month of expansion in the Midwest manufacturing sector, according to a survey of companies released Monday.
WorldCom to cut $2.5 billion, 5,000 jobs
February 4, 2003
WorldCom Inc. announced $2.5 billion in cuts Monday, including the elimination of 5,000 jobs, as part of the telecommunication company’s plan to emerge from bankruptcy in April.
6Sports video: ‘Hawks take another from Tigers
February 4, 2003
6Sports reports on Monday night’s KU men’s basketball game against the Missouri Tigers.
6Sports video: Raiders bring KU women back to reality
February 4, 2003
6Sports reports on Saturday’s KU women’s basketball game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
6Sports video: LHS girls route Firebirds
February 4, 2003
6Sports reports on the third-place game at the Firebird Winter classic between the Lawrence High Lions and the Free State Firebirds girls basketball teams.
6News video: Students to get help with pay-to-play
February 4, 2003
6News reports on the fund drive held by Citizens for Students to help with the pay-to-play fees.
6Sports video: Lions pull out win over SM North
February 4, 2003
6Sports reports on the Lawrence High boys basketball game against the Shawnee Mission North Indians.
6News video: Border War hits new level
February 4, 2003
6News reports on Journal-World reporter Joel Mathis’ trip to Columbia, Missouri, home of a big KU rival — the Missouri Tigers.
Powell to offer photos, transcripts from Iraq
February 4, 2003
Secretary of State Colin Powell will present photographs of mobile biological weapons and transcripts of overheard Iraqi conversations to convince allies that Saddam Hussein has potent arsenals in defiance of U.N. disarmament demands, an administration official said Monday.
Poll: Public trusts Powell more than Bush on Iraq
February 4, 2003
Asked whom they trust more on Iraq policy, almost two-thirds said they were likely to trust Secretary of State Colin Powell, 63 percent, more than President Bush, while 24 percent said they were more likely to trust the president, a new poll says.
Doctors test pill to postpone heart valve replacement
February 4, 2003
Tens of thousands of Americans face the type of heart valve replacement that Sen. Bob Graham underwent last week, open-heart surgery that is likely to increase dramatically as the population ages.
Pentagon considers bolstering forces around Korea
February 4, 2003
The Pentagon is considering new deployments in the Pacific Ocean to signal North Korea that the United States remains capable of blunting an attack in Korea despite its focus on possible war in Iraq.
Local briefs
February 4, 2003
¢ Investigation: Sheriff seeks information about bus-watcher ¢ Schools: Baldwin High officials dismiss students early ¢ Police: Parole violator arrested after low-speed chase
Mueller services
February 4, 2003
Buchheim services
February 4, 2003
Juanita Rucker Cavanaugh
February 4, 2003
Easum services
February 4, 2003
Helen Claggett Funkhouser
February 4, 2003
Joseph Edward ‘Bill’ Manwaring
February 4, 2003
KU plans events for history month
February 4, 2003
Here are some of the African-American History Month events planned on the Kansas University campus.
Gators ascend to No. 1 in hoops — yes, hoops — poll
February 4, 2003
The Gators finally made it. The team that spent its formative years being coached by assistants from the football staff and playing in a dingy, dimly lit gym made it to No. 1 in the Associated Press poll Monday for the first time in its 88-year history.
UConn coach has prostate cancer
Calhoun leaving Huskies for up to month to undergo treatment
February 4, 2003
Connecticut men’s coach Jim Calhoun has prostate cancer and is leaving the team for up to a month for surgery and treatment.
Philadelphia gives outfielder long-term deal
Locking up Burrell for six years latest big move by rebuilding Phillies
February 4, 2003
Left fielder Pat Burrell and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed on a $50 million, six-year contract.
Top 25 men: Syracuse survives G’town
February 4, 2003
Silent for most of the game, Hakim Warrick scored eight points in a 90-second span midway through the second half Monday, leading No. 19 Syracuse (15-3, 6-2 Big East) to an 88-80 win over Georgetown (10-8, 2-6).
Four more commit
February 4, 2003
Kansas University’s football program received commitments from four players on Monday, according to rivals.com.
Tigers ‘really hung in there’
February 4, 2003
It had to be misery for Missouri during the first and final moments of Monday night’s game in Allen Fieldhouse — especially for Mizzou guard Ricky Clemons.
NBA Briefs
February 4, 2003
¢ Stern ready to find buyer for Bucks ¢ Raptors’ McCoy to have nose surgery
NASA lacks cash, resolve
February 4, 2003
President Bush’s remarks after Saturday’s tragic loss of the orbiter Columbia and its crew of seven were comforting, but they ignore the fact that the space program has been the stepchild of successive administrations since the Apollo program aimed Americans at the moon.
Good decision
February 4, 2003
Hemenway asks Costa Rican authorities for update on student slaying probe
February 4, 2003
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway has asked Costa Rican officials for an update on the investigation into the 2001 slaying of KU student Shannon Martin.
KU Notebook: Williams rants about Internet
February 4, 2003
It’s a good thing Roy Williams was nowhere near a computer with an Internet connection after Kansas University’s 76-70 victory over Missouri on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas holds off Tigers - KU 76, Mizzou 70
Williams fumes despite victory
February 4, 2003
Roy Williams didn’t look or sound like a coach whose basketball team had defeated one of its biggest rivals for the fourth straight time.
Woodling: KU’s Lee steps up on 20th birthday
February 4, 2003
Do you remember what you did or where you were the first day you were no longer a teen-ager? Michael Lee always will.
MTV cast member suggests renewed focus on black history
February 4, 2003
Kevin Powell was a student at Rutgers University before he learned there was more to black history than slavery. “Black folks — we were slaves,” Powell said, summing up most of what he was told from kindergarten through the 12th grade. “Everything of significance was done by a white person.”
CornerBank leader forming new Rotary club
February 4, 2003
Area business professionals interested in joining a Rotary club should have a third choice by May, according to the leader of a group interested in starting a new Lawrence chapter of the international organization.
NASA’s ‘best and brightest’ thought tiles would be OK
February 4, 2003
NASA acknowledged Monday that its “best and brightest” minds may have gotten it wrong when they concluded in a report four days before Columbia disintegrated that a flying, 2 1/2-pound chunk of insulation did no serious damage to the shuttle’s thermal tiles during liftoff.
Change at KDOT
February 4, 2003
Kansans should hope that a change in leadership at the Kansas Department of Transportation will be accompanied by a change in attitude toward the public.
These rooms rock
February 4, 2003
Rooms that Rock contest winner Laura Devlin had a tall order for her 13th birthday. “I want my room to be lime green,” she told her mother. Not every parent would embrace the plan, but Marcia Ackerman-Devlin said she was confident in Laura’s choice