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Peck fired from Lawrence Police Department
February 10, 2003
(Updated Monday at 5:17 p.m.) Stuart “Mike” Peck was dismissed early Monday afternoon from his position as an officer in the Lawrence Police Department.
Kansas re-enters top 10 in AP poll
February 10, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 5:09 a.m.) jumped three spots to No. 9, helped by Maryland’s losses to Virginia and Georgia Tech and Oklahoma State’s loss to Cincinnati last week.
Lawrence woman killed in one-car accident north of Kansas City, Mo.
February 10, 2003
(Web Posted Monday at 4:13 p.m.) A Lawrence woman was killed late Sunday when the car she was driving overturned several times north of Kansas City, Mo., the Missouri Highway Patrol said.
Lehman wants better integration of city, school affairs
February 10, 2003
(Updated Monday at 6:08 p.m.) Eddie Lehman’s life the next couple years may be a blur of public meetings.
LHS gets new principal
February 10, 2003
(Updated Monday at 1:11 p.m.) is on his way to Lawrence so he can attend Monday night’s school board meeting.
Registration deadline at 5 p.m. for city, school primary
February 10, 2003
(Updated Monday at 5:48 p.m.) If you want to vote in Lawrence’s city and school board primaries, the deadline for getting your name in the registration books is coming soon — the books close at 5 p.m. Monday for the Feb. 25 primaries.
KU First fund-raising campaign reaches $404 million
February 10, 2003
(Web Posted Monday at 9:46 a.m.) Since it began in 1998, $404 million has been raised toward the $500 million goal of the KU First: Invest in Excellence fund-raising campaign, according to the Kansas University Endowment Association.
Hajj eases restrictions on militant movement
February 10, 2003
Increased U.S. fears of terror attacks may not be unfounded. The Hajj, the huge annual Muslim pilgrimage to Islam’s holy city of Mecca, can provide cover for militant organizations attempting to secretly place operatives around the globe to stage attacks.
Bethlehem Steel collapse leaves retired workers scrambling for benefits
February 10, 2003
Some of them went to work in the blast furnaces when they were just 18, then spent half a lifetime handling molten slag and inhaling steel dust in some of the most dangerous jobs on earth.
Sylvia L. Tilford
February 10, 2003
Rochelle D. Vann
February 10, 2003
Suspect IQs don’t hurt ‘Joe Millionaire’
February 10, 2003
Boy, was I wrong about “Joe Millionaire” (8 p.m., Fox). I never expected viewers to warm up to the cynical premise of this silly series. But the ridiculous, over-the-top fairy tale has taken the nation by storm.
Horoscopes
February 10, 2003
Drunk on war
February 10, 2003
Iran not ready for revolution
February 10, 2003
A few days in Tehran are enough to dispel the biggest myth about Iran in the Bush administration.
Top 25 men: No. 10 Notre Dame upends No. 4 Pittsburgh
February 10, 2003
Pittsburgh’s Brandin Knight had just hit his only basket of the game, a three-pointer with 32 seconds left that tied the score. He was near midcourt guarding Chris Thomas as the game clock ticked down. He smiled and started talking to his counterpart from Notre Dame.
Yao struggles in All-Star debut
February 10, 2003
Yao Ming has seemed comfortable most of his rookie season, showing composure on and off the court. His first All-Star game might have gotten to him, though.
Astronauts had no special life insurance
February 10, 2003
The Americans who died aboard space shuttle Columbia were eligible for the standard life insurance offered to military personnel and federal employees, but NASA carried no special coverage specifically for astronauts, officials say.
Poll: Best memories of KU include seasons, junk food
February 10, 2003
What do former Jayhawks miss most about Kansas University? Fall leaves, sledding and doughnuts from Joe’s Bakery.
People
February 10, 2003
¢ Clooney rips into film critic ¢ San Francisco the next Hollywood ¢ Detroit sole site of rapper’s tour ¢ ‘Xena’ fans ever loyal
Shuttle investigators look for evidence of ice damage
Frozen water may have collected in front of wing
February 10, 2003
District art teachers stretched thin
Money-saving measures, collaboration plan force schools to share instructors
February 10, 2003
Woodlawn School sixth-grader Scotty Thellman says 30 minutes isn’t enough time to sink his fingers into art class.
Jupiter-orbiting Galileo nears end of mission
February 10, 2003
As NASA temporarily grounds its shuttle fleet following the Columbia disaster, an unmanned spacecraft that has been exploring the solar system for 14 years is nearing the end of its mission — and still revealing the secrets of a planet hundreds of millions of miles from Earth.
Covering minors a major move
Former KU student bolts academia for baseball beat
February 10, 2003
Sometimes the key to getting the job you really want is a little luck. Sometimes it’s who you know. ESPN.com minor league baseball analyst John Sickels is living proof of both.
Iraq inspectors want more time
February 10, 2003
The U.N. chief weapons inspectors emerged from key talks with Iraq officials Sunday, saying they saw signs of a “change of heart” from Baghdad over disarmament demands and that further U.N. inspections were preferable to a strike.
Lawyers consider rights of enemy combatants
February 10, 2003
The nation’s largest lawyers’ group is set to condemn the government’s refusal to give legal rights to American enemy combatants, part of the Bush administration’s terrorism fighting strategy.
Love calms nerves, wins Pro-Am
Birdie on 18 assures one-stroke victory over Lehman
February 10, 2003
It’s all mental, Davis Love III told himself. Thriving at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is a triumph of the mind.
Jordan soars among All Stars
Washington standout has moments, but West wins NBA All-Star game, 155-145
February 10, 2003
Michael Jordan put the perfect ending on his farewell All-Star game — five seconds too soon.
Lawrence city commission
February 10, 2003
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25
Officials map out 31st Street upgrades
Study says work needed regardless of trafficway
February 10, 2003
If Lawrence and Douglas County officials want to drive a new four-lane road through the middle of Al Pendleton’s soybean field southeast of Lawrence, the farmer has a few choice words for them: Bring it on.
Chavez vows to jail strikers
February 10, 2003
President Hugo Chavez threatened Sunday to jail the thousands of oil workers fired for leading a two-month strike against him.
S. Korean rally shows support for U.S.
February 10, 2003
Thousands of South Koreans staged a pro-U.S. rally Sunday and prayed for North Korea to give up its nuclear ambitions, while an envoy of South Korea’s president-elect urged Washington to hold direct talks with the communist nation.
Criticism of Miles ‘silly,’ says coach
Williams appreciates point guard’s leadership skills
February 10, 2003
Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams says sophomore point guard Aaron Miles has been criticized more than any player he has ever coached.
Firebirds’ Howell opting to go Division II route
February 10, 2003
Five city student-athletes will play sports at Division One schools next year. The sixth nearly was Free State High’s Justin Howell.
6News video: Temporary fix for 31st Street estimated at $500,000
February 10, 2003
6News reports on the plans to alleviate traffic congestion on 31st St.
Budget cuts threaten quality of legal representation for poor
Legislation could restore funding from Kansas Board of Indigent Services
February 10, 2003
Lawrence attorney Martin Miller is trying to get ready for a murder trial. He needs an investigator. But he may have to do his own investigating.
State stops fielding calls reporting abuse
February 10, 2003
To save money, welfare officials have closed the state-run hot line for reporting child and elder abuse. Calls now are being fielded by The Consortium Inc., a Topeka-based, nonprofit association backed by the state’s 29 community mental health centers.
Program to save farming resources in limbo
February 10, 2003
Mark Wulfkuhle has spent a lot of money raising corn, wheat and other crops on his eastern Douglas County farm in such a way that the soil and water on his farm are conserved.
Local briefs
February 10, 2003
¢ University: Baker to celebrate its 145th birthday ¢ Government: Baldwin representative plans town hall meeting ¢ Taste test: Annual festival features delights of chocolate
On the money
February 10, 2003
President Bush has proposed eliminating the tax on dividend income. This may have a significant affect on the “Dogs of the Dow” investment strategy, a popular stock-picking method based on dividend yield.
Women’s magazines undergo makeovers
Younger readers target of new look
February 10, 2003
It’s makeover time for two grande dames in the world of women’s magazines, but don’t expect many bare midriffs or tell-all bedroom exposes.
Hudson-McConaughey comedy a lesson in how to rule the box office
February 10, 2003
Critics called it a bad date movie, but “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” courted movie-goers to the tune of $24.1 million in its first weekend for a No. 1 debut.
On the record
February 10, 2003
Lawrence school board
February 10, 2003
Agenda highlights ¢ 7 p.m. today ¢ 110 McDonald Drive ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 26
Debate to address anti-terrorism measures
February 10, 2003
The Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice and area chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union and the League of Women Voters will stage a debate Thursday on whether the threat of terrorism justifies the USA PATRIOT and Homeland Security acts.
Ralph C. Shepherd
February 10, 2003
Polls show public support for shuttle
February 10, 2003
More than seven in 10 Americans say the space shuttle program is worth the risk in human life and should be continued, new polls say.
Wrapped in red tape
February 10, 2003
Maybe state university officials can start a trend by unraveling some of the wasteful red tape from the state budget. One thing government is really good at is creating red tape; one thing it is really bad at is cutting through red tape.
U.S. 59 waste
February 10, 2003
Sovereignty issue
February 10, 2003
Not a joke
February 10, 2003
Pope sending special envoy to make plea for peace in Iraq
February 10, 2003
Pope John Paul II will send a special envoy to Iraq to emphasize his appeal for peace and to encourage Iraqi authorities to cooperate with the United Nations, the Vatican announced Sunday.
Former defender sues office
February 10, 2003
The Kansas Board of Indigent Defense Services has more problems than just paying court-appointed attorneys and investigators, according to a lawsuit filed by a Lawrence attorney.
Network will tie teachers, students with the business community
February 10, 2003
The Lawrence Business Education Partnership is developing a Teacher Resource Network to connect teachers and students to the business community. The network is a resource for teachers on career speakers, student job and internship opportunities and field trips relating to the Lawrence business community.
Thousands of Colombians protest deadly car bomb
February 10, 2003
Poor and unemployed Colombians marched alongside the nation’s wealthy Sunday to protest last week’s car bomb attack that killed 32 people in an exclusive club.
Jayhawks finish 2nd in tourney
February 10, 2003
Kansas University’s softball team placed second at Central Florida’s Triple Crown Invitational, despite winning four games and losing none at the tournament.
Branch Davidians still pursue claims
February 10, 2003
It was a brutal and ultimately deadly confrontation that transfixed the nation for weeks in the spring of 1993: government agents facing off against a fanatic cult leader and his followers in Waco, Texas.
Big 12 men: Cincy avoids infamy, 61-50
Win over Oklahoma State prevents 4-game skid
February 10, 2003
Leonard Stokes couldn’t even fill up his gas tank the last few days without hearing the question: Cincinnati wasn’t going to lose four in a row, was it? He and Jason Maxiell gave an emphatic answer Sunday: No way.
Patient Texas Tech women rout Iowa State, 70-48
February 10, 2003
Texas Tech had a simple game plan against Iowa State: patience on offense and persistence on defense. It worked Sunday, as the No. 7 Red Raiders beat the Cyclones, 70-48.
Report: Israel, U.S. reach deal to oust Arafat
February 10, 2003
Israel and Washington have reached a secret agreement on conditions for ousting Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat after the U.S. topples Saddam Hussein in Iraq, a leading Israeli newspaper reported Sunday.
Carter sits so Jordan can start
February 10, 2003
Michael Jordan got to start after all. In his 14th and final appearance, Jordan started the NBA All-Star game Sunday night when fellow North Carolina alumni Vince Carter turned over his spot in the East lineup.
Garnett snags MVP
Minnesota standout scores 37 points
February 10, 2003
Kevin Garnett took over when the NBA All-Star game went into double overtime for the first time ever.
Chinese fans cheer Yao’s two-point effort
February 10, 2003
Although he scored just two points in Sunday’s NBA All-Star game, Yao Ming was a hit with Chinese fans who relished the attention heaped on the country’s first basketball star.
M’s skipper eager to get to work
Seattle, Oakland getting early start to spring training; Melvin ‘very, very anxious to get on field’
February 10, 2003
Bob Melvin has spent the last three months shaking hands and posing for photos. Finally, it’s time to put on his new uniform as manager of the Seattle Mariners and get to work.
NASCAR: Daytona qualifying washed
Race for pole position pushed back by rain
February 10, 2003
Dale Earnhardt Jr. didn’t get the chance to give his Winston Cup competitors another reason to consider him the favorite in the Daytona 500.
Davis - Tax panel begins looking at sales tax exemptions
February 10, 2003
The following is a column by Rep. Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, for the week ending Feb. 7.
Buhler - Posting public notices on Internet could save city, county $80,000 annually
February 10, 2003
The following is a journal from Sen. Mark Buhler, R-Lawrence, for the week ending Feb. 7.
DiVilbiss calls for better planning for growth
February 10, 2003
Like many candidates for Lawrence City Commission, Greg DiVilbiss likes to talk about Lawrence’s growth.
China gives life sentence to U.S.-based dissident
February 10, 2003
A Chinese court convicted U.S.-based dissident Wang Bingzhang on spying and terrorism charges today and sentenced him to life in prison, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
Seniors battle HMO drug problem
February 10, 2003
Joseph Williams is skeptical about enrolling in another Medicare HMO, even if it means the government would pick up a good part of his prescription costs.
ABA wants to raise bar on capital cases
February 10, 2003
Six years after urging a halt to executions, the American Bar Assn. is ready to issue states another challenge: fix shoddy defense systems for accused killers.
Report: Bristol-Myers, Eli Lilly will pay $71 million in diluted drugs settlement
February 10, 2003
Two pharmaceutical companies will pay a total of $71 million to victims of former pharmacist Robert Courtney’s drug dilution schemes, a newspaper reported.
ESPN writer likes ex-Jayhawk Nelson
February 10, 2003
Of the eight former Kansas University baseball players currently in the minor leagues, St. Louis Cardinals farmhand John Nelson has the best shot of contributing in the majors, according to ESPN.com minor league analyst John Sickels.
Explaining war to an Arab friend
February 10, 2003
Dear Ali, Yes, your e-mail was literally a blast from the past. Who could have imagined when we met all those years ago in the Middle East that one day we could exchange greetings, thoughts and tough questions almost instantaneously on an Internet from different sides of the globe?
Finding the perfect fit
Company creates software that scans body
February 10, 2003
Glorina Stallworth is like most women. Finding the right size is a grueling process. Stallworth, an African-American who lives in Raleigh, N.C., thinks some of it has to do with her race. “Being black, one of the things that people run into is that they have a hard time making clothes fit appropriately. We tend to have heavier bottoms.”
Taxpayers: Quick refund programs not worth costs
February 10, 2003
If it’s tax season, it’s also open season on taking advantage of people who can’t wait for their tax refunds.
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
February 10, 2003
The money isn’t everything
February 10, 2003
So for now, at least, it looks as if LeBron James is out of trouble. Of course, trouble is a relative term. There’s scant reason to weep for an 18-year-old who is expected, after his high school graduation, to sign a multimillion-dollar contract to play basketball and a similarly lucrative deal to endorse athletic shoes.
Briefly
February 10, 2003
¢ Iraq: Attackers kill Kurdish leader ¢ Vermont: Poets plan group reading to protest event cancellation ¢ California: Gasoline prices up 11 cents
Briefly
February 10, 2003
¢ Illinois: Derailment forces evacuation of 500 ¢ Los Angeles : Firefighters rescue tipped-over elephant ¢ Denver: Bill would give pets status as companions ¢ Illinois: School halts sale of research pigs