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Kansas City, Mo., police investigating Lawrence man’s death as homicide
February 5, 2003
(Web Posted Wednesday at 4:24 p.m.) Kansas City police are searching for clues after the body of a Lawrence man who had been shot was found Tuesday morning on a Kansas City, Mo., street.
Garner opposed to elementary school consolidation
February 5, 2003
(Web Posted Wednesday at 2:20 p.m.) Brent Garner says the Lawrence school board left the moral high ground when it decided to ram elementary school consolidation down the city’s throat.
First day of advance voting begins for city and school board primaries
February 5, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 4:59 p.m.) A dozen people decided to vote early for Lawrence city commission and school board primaries on Wednesday, as advance voting began for the Feb. 25 primary.
Snow to continue through Thursday afternoon
February 5, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 4:14 p.m.) Fluffy white flakes were falling in downtown Lawrence Wednesday afternoon. And that forced local weather forecasters to update their earlier prediction that the snow would start at 8 p.m.
Founder of Ms. magazine to speak at KU
February 5, 2003
(Web Posted Wednesday at 9:04 a.m.) Gloria Steinem, one of the most influential feminists in modern times, will speak next week at Kansas University.
6News video: Advanced voting begins
February 5, 2003
6News reports on advanced votings which begins this morning for the Lawrence school board and city commission.
Daily ticker
February 5, 2003
Pecan commission offers book of low-fat recipes
February 5, 2003
The Georgia Pecan Commission is offering “From The Heart,” a cookbook of low-fat pecan recipes from the American Heart Assn.’s library of cookbooks.
Kings cool down Mavs
Sacramento prevails, 110-109, in showdown
February 5, 2003
Despite their league-best record, the Dallas Mavericks have been saying all season that the Sacramento Kings are the team to beat in the NBA. The Kings again showed why Tuesday night.
Big 12 Men: Buffaloes run away from Longhorns, 93-80
February 5, 2003
After taking control during the game’s final two minutes, Colorado’s Michel Morandais drew a rave review from Texas coach Rick Barnes, who called him “the most underrated player in the league, maybe the country.”
Area Girls: Lansing levels Perry-Lecompton
February 5, 2003
Perry-Lecompton girls basketball coach Kevin Bost didn’t mince words about what he thought of Tuesday’s game against Lansing.
Briefly
February 5, 2003
¢ Honolulu: Hawaii cruise cut short because of illness ¢ Washington: Industrial unions merge for lobbying power
How to prepare for war?
February 5, 2003
How do you prepare for war? When a severe thunderstorm is imminent you keep the weather radio on, find the flashlights and candles, and, if necessary, go to the basement.
A case study
February 5, 2003
Good nutrition starts at school
February 5, 2003
I’ll admit it: I’m unusual when it comes to food. I like to eat things that are green and red and yellow and purple, the crunchier the better. I enjoy weird stuff like kale and quinoa and, when prepared correctly, even Brussels sprouts. I haven’t eaten in a McDonald’s in years.
Kansas’ share of Health Midwest sale should stay in state, ruling reiterates
February 5, 2003
A Johnson County judge ruled Tuesday that 20 percent of the proceeds from the sale of Health Midwest should remain in a separate Kansas corporation, despite the company’s agreement with Missouri officials to place all proceeds in a single charitable foundation based in that state.
Building a mission that’s worth the risk
February 5, 2003
Should I confess that I didn’t even know they were up there? When Columbia ripped the clear blue sky with a trail of horrific beauty, I didn’t know for a moment whether it was a launch or a landing that had gone so terribly awry.
School tribute
February 5, 2003
Edith Agnes Wigington
February 5, 2003
Bush pays tribute to Columbia crew
February 5, 2003
Lied Center director joins Jayni
February 5, 2003
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Show Stopping Recipes.” Host Jayni Carey and Tim Van Leer, director of the Lied Center, will prepare various dishes, including the following recipes for Roasted Red Pepper Soup and CrÃme Brulee.
Montalban biography reveals ‘Fantasy’ actor
February 5, 2003
Before 1975, nobody in America had ever heard of “rich Corinthian leather.” But that year Chrysler hired screen veteran Ricardo Montalban to be the spokesman for their new luxury sedan, the Cordoba.
Powell to give case today against Iraq
February 5, 2003
Secretary of State Colin Powell, bidding for U.N. support, is set to present evidence that Iraq has hidden large caches of weapons of mass destruction from international inspectors and defied calls on it to disarm.
Report: State budget gaps jump nearly 50 percent
February 5, 2003
The flood of red ink for state governments just keeps rising: Expected budget shortfalls jumped by close to 50 percent in the past three months, and the situation is expected to worsen, the National Conference of State Legislatures said Tuesday.
People
February 5, 2003
¢ Airline has Love arrested ¢ Helmsley loses lawsuit ¢ Welles’ daughter seeks rights or royalties to ‘Citizen Kane’ ¢ Comedian welcomes first child ¢ Former Doors bandmates sued
Area briefs
February 5, 2003
¢ KU invitational concert to draw from 7 states ¢ Advance voting opens this morning ¢ Suspect charged in rape ¢ Groups offer rewards to find school vandals ¢ Commission candidate catches shoplift suspect
Auditors question corporate tax policy
Just one-third of state’s corporations are paying income taxes, study finds
February 5, 2003
Two-thirds of corporations in Kansas are paying no state corporate income tax and the Kansas Department of Revenue last year granted expensive business tax credits without reviewing the taxpayer claims, according to an audit presented Tuesday to lawmakers.
Serious discussion’ urged as bond vote nears
Advance voting begins in school board primary
February 5, 2003
Advance voting starts today, and campaigning for the Lawrence school board and a $59 million school bond issue is moving into high gear.
Salary fairness
February 5, 2003
After several years of salary slights, it adds insult to injury for Kansas Board of Regents workers to see how their paychecks stack up against statewide averages.
Firebirds falter again - Shawnee Mission West 40, Free State 36
February 5, 2003
Free State High’s girls basketball team might not have been sure what to do with a four-point lead late in Tuesday night’s game at Free State.
NBA briefs
February 5, 2003
¢ Trial of ex-player Williams for Feb. 18 called off ¢ Barkley criticizes Carter for not giving up spot ¢ Stern: Investors interested in Bucks
Former civil rights adviser to speak at summit
February 5, 2003
A confidant of Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy will be in Lawrence next week to address a summit on ways to improve the lives of Douglas County children.
State standout has faith in Mangino
Wichita Southeast’s Randle expected to sign with Jayhawks today instead of Kansas State, others
February 5, 2003
John Randle has faith that Mark Mangino can turn Kansas University’s football team into a winner.
No-junk rule?
February 5, 2003
Ethel Wilson
February 5, 2003
Finalists selected for WTC memorial
Either selection would create world’s tallest building at 9-11 site
February 5, 2003
Two designs that would put the tallest buildings in the world at the site of the World Trade Center were selected Tuesday as the finalists in the plan to redevelop ground zero.
Top 25 Men: Kentucky upends No. 1 Florida
February 5, 2003
Florida hardly looked like the No. 1 team in the country against Kentucky on Tuesday night. The sixth-ranked Wildcats’ defense made sure of it.
Briefly
February 5, 2003
¢ Washington: Overland Park soldier dies in Qatar road accident ¢ New Jersey: Defendant who sold IDs to 9-11 hijackers freed ¢ Texas: Convicted killer executed despite British citizenship
ECO2 looks toward next incarnation
February 5, 2003
After nearly three years of heavy lifting, leaders of a land-use coalition are ready to hand off their consensus-building efforts to a new eight-member committee.
Walk Kansas helps promote health, fitness
February 5, 2003
Horoscopes
February 5, 2003
Woodling: Magley feels KU’s pain
Former Jayhawk can relate to Simien’s injury
February 5, 2003
What I knew about dislocated shoulders during the Wayne Simien Watch could have been placed on the head of a pin with a jackhammer, so I put in a call to David Magley.
Columbia debris finds buoy theory about tiles
Shuttle parts reported in western U.S.
February 5, 2003
The space shuttle Columbia likely was breaking apart several minutes before it disintegrated over Texas, with pieces of the spacecraft now being reported as far west as California and Arizona, NASA officials said Tuesday.
Local briefs
February 5, 2003
¢ Fire damages businesses in downtown El Dorado ¢ Crime: Gateway Country blimp missing from store, again ¢ Schools: DeSoto schools name new superintendent ¢ Television: Protester, publisher to appear on ‘River City’
List offers walnut ideas
February 5, 2003
The Walnut Marketing Board is offering a free magnetic shopping-list pad, “100 Ideas.” The pad of paper provides ideas on how to include walnuts in your diet.
It’s a U.N. call
February 5, 2003
Football Recruiting Capsules
February 5, 2003
Football players expected to sign national letters of intent with Kansas University today (with position, height, weight and current school), according to rivals.com:
Briefly
February 5, 2003
¢ Washington: Saudis give passport to terror suspect’s wife ¢ London: Park stabbing victim was American artist
Homestyle cooking
Odessa’s Cafe serves up hearty fare amid familiar faces
February 5, 2003
Odessa Shorter has gone from giving orders to taking them. Shorter, 39, spent 20 years working as a traffic cop in San Diego before returning to her hometown of Lawrence to open a little neighborhood restaurant, Odessa’s Cafe, in June 2002.
Briefly
February 5, 2003
¢ Pakistan: Blast kills at least 17 ¢ Ivory Coast: Lawmakers seek denial of peace accord
On the record
February 5, 2003
6News video: KU students observe moment of silence
February 5, 2003
6News reports on Tuesday afternoons memorial for the crew of the space shuttle Columbus on the KU campus in Lawrence.
6News video: Eco2 asking for new committee
February 5, 2003
6News reports on a new proposal by ECO2 for a new eight member committee.
6News video: Lawmakers suprised at lack of payment
February 5, 2003
6News reports on the news that some of the corporations in Kansas haven’t been paying their corporate income tax.
6Sports video: EHS boys take win, girls drop game
February 5, 2003
6sports reports on the Eudora High boys and girls basketball games against the Silver Lake Eagles.
6Sports video: KU softball starts season on the road
February 5, 2003
6Sports reports on the KU softball team and the new season.
6Sports video: Williams not pleased with play
February 5, 2003
6Sports reports on Monday nights KU mens basketball game against rival Missouri.
Briefcase
February 5, 2003
¢ Computers, appliances boost factory orders ¢ Canada: KU graduate named CEO of oil company ¢ Wall Street: Goodyear axes dividend
Leaders predict no business tax increase
February 5, 2003
Raising state taxes would probably do more to hurt the economy than help the state’s budget, the leaders of the Kansas House and Senate told about 200 business executives Tuesday.
Review of sales tax begins with broadcasters
February 5, 2003
A House committee studying whether to repeal dozens of exemptions from the state sales tax heard opposition Tuesday from broadcasters and advertising agencies.
American Airlines seeks to cut labor costs
Company, analysts call plea ‘last resort’
February 5, 2003
American Airlines pleaded with employees Tuesday to accept steep cuts in wages, benefits and work rules that would save $1.8 billion annually, stressing that the company’s future was at stake.
Research: Lean economy may be good for health
February 5, 2003
The sickly economy may have a silver lining: Research shows tough times are good for your health.
HCA reports quarterly loss of $102 million
February 5, 2003
HCA Inc., the nation’s largest for-profit hospital chain, reported Tuesday it lost $102 million in the fourth quarter because of a $631 million settlement with the government over health care fraud.
KU campuses pay tribute to fallen astronauts
February 5, 2003
The Campanile bells at Kansas University rang out in tribute to the seven Columbia astronauts Tuesday, causing many students to stop what they were doing to pay silent tribute.
KU women attempting to stop CU
Buffaloes shot lights out in earlier win at Kansas
February 5, 2003
Few basketball teams win at home when the visiting team shoots nearly 60 percent. That was the case for Kansas University a little more than two weeks ago when Colorado came to Allen Fieldhouse, shot 58.7 percent and spilled the Jayhawks, 71-50.
Coalition fights sale of Blue Cross
Health-care groups join to oppose sale of state’s largest insurance provider
February 5, 2003
A group of hospitals and health care consumers joined forces Tuesday to oppose the proposed sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas to an Indianapolis-based insurance giant.
Ecosystem in wetlands intact after fish kill, manager says
February 5, 2003
The dead fish have been cleaned up in the Baker Wetlands, but allegations about the kill continue to thrive. Roger Boyd, a Baker University biology professor who manages the wetlands south of town — where about 270 fish died recently — said a wetlands advocate who was angry about the fish kill was uninformed and hiding his true agenda.
James’ attorney appeals to court to block ruling
February 5, 2003
LeBron James’ attorney asked a court Tuesday to block a ruling that barred the high school basketball standout from playing for the rest of the season.
University workers lobby for raises
February 5, 2003
A handful of Kansas University employees took a day’s vacation Tuesday to lobby lawmakers for increased pay and better benefits.
Hispanic group censures ‘Kingpin’
February 5, 2003
“Kingpin,” a new TV drama about a drug cartel run by a Mexican family, was criticized by a civil rights group as a slap against Hispanics that will reinforce prejudices.
Slaying victim at Spector’s home named
Actress Lana Clarkson starred in B-movies
February 5, 2003
The actress found slain in music producer Phil Spector’s mansion was a cult figure in B-movies who sold her pinups on the Internet and worked as a ticket collector at a blues club as her career faded, associates said Tuesday.
Rumsfeld says investigation of general won’t affect leadership in wartime
February 5, 2003
An investigation into allegations that Army Gen. Tommy Franks allowed his wife to attend classified briefings won’t affect Franks’ ability to lead a U.S.-led war against Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday.
U.S: Bush plans talks with N. Korea; military buildup might be ‘prudent’
February 5, 2003
The State Department’s No. 2 official on Tuesday gave senators the Bush administration’s strongest assurance to date that the United States intends to have direct talks with North Korea on its nuclear programs.
Bert W. Broers
February 5, 2003
Betty Tiffin
February 5, 2003
Commissioners seek money to pay for drainage study
February 5, 2003
Lawrence city commissioners want another North Lawrence drainage study. All they have to do is find the money to pay for it.
Newspapers oppose legislation to allow Internet-only publication of legal notices
February 5, 2003
Legislation allowing cities and counties to post legal notices solely on the Internet met opposition Tuesday from newspaper publishers, who argued that the Internet reaches a limited readership.
9-11 not forgotten
February 5, 2003
Exhibit not drawing expected crowds
February 5, 2003
After two groups filed lawsuits claiming the Kansas International Museum failed to pay them almost $300,000, an attorney for the museum has acknowledged ticket sales aren’t as strong as expected.
State Briefs
February 5, 2003
¢ Murder charges filed in Butler County death ¢ Five students arrested for mailbox explosion ¢ House fire kills one
Mariucci hired by Lions
Report: Ex-49ers coach gets $25 million for five years
February 5, 2003
Cast aside by the San Francisco 49ers, Steve Mariucci found his services in strong demand back in his home state.
MU’s Clemons evokes fans’ wrath
Kansas students let Tigers’ guard have it, but they’re among least mean-spirited in country
February 5, 2003
In the court where it matters most, Ricky Clemons is still innocent until proven guilty. But in the arenas of the unforgiving, unsympathetic and totally unloving Big 12, where the court of public opinion does not believe in such things as due process, cold-blooded verdicts have already been determined.
Lions press Indians into submission - LHS 54, Shawnee Mission North 37
February 5, 2003
The first time Lawrence High’s girls basketball team tried a fullcourt press against Shawnee Mission North, the results weren’t so hot.
Seahawks sweep KSD
Seabury boys win fourth straight; girls end skid
February 5, 2003
Seabury Academy’s boys basketball team is on a roll. The Seahawks (5-6) claimed their fourth consecutive victory by downing Kansas School for the Deaf, 30-27, on Tuesday night at the KSD gym.
Santa Fe Trail girls clip DeSoto
February 5, 2003
Santa Fe Trail converted 18 of 24 free throws in a narrow 37-33 high school girls basketball victory over DeSoto on Tuesday night.
Area Boys: Chargers nip Wildcats
February 5, 2003
Santa Fe Trail’s Cameron Babb scored 12 points in a 45-42 victory over DeSoto on Tuesday night at the Chargers’ gym.
Study says safety gear limits injuries to players
February 5, 2003
Face guards and softer balls can reduce the number of injuries in Little League baseball, according to new research that supports expanding the use of equipment now offered to relatively few players.
KU’s Baty hitter of week
February 5, 2003
Kansas University junior outfielder Ryan Baty was named NCAA National Hitter of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Assn., the organization announced Tuesday.
Lawrence’s Glass honored
February 5, 2003
Last month, the reign of Lawrence’s Bob Glass as PBA Senior Player of the Year ended when Mark Roth was accorded the honor.
Harold K. Thomson
February 5, 2003
Ottist Snyder
February 5, 2003
Vegetable variety picks for area gardeners
February 5, 2003
As we continue our pass through the vegetable alphabet, you’ll notice that I’m hitting only on the — pardon the pun — garden-variety vegetables. You didn’t see celeraic and chard last week, and you won’t see kale and kohlrabi this week.
Accord dissolves Yugoslavia
Balkan federation abolished to create Serbia-Montenegro
February 5, 2003
Erasing Yugoslavia from the map of Europe, lawmakers all but dissolved the Balkan federation Tuesday and gave birth to a new country with a new name: Serbia and Montenegro.
Nash more than happy to provide valuable minutes
February 5, 2003
Bryant Nash reacted as if Kansas University had hit a buzzer-beater to beat Missouri, jumping up and down on an invisible trampoline Monday as time ran out on the Jayhawks’ 76-70 men’s basketball victory over the Tigers at Allen Fieldhouse.