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Online chat with Scott Morgan, school board candidate
February 11, 2003
(Updated Friday at 5:11 p.m.) Welcome to our online chat with school board candidate Scott Morgan.
Longabach hopes voters take the long view on school facilities issues
February 11, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 11:28 a.m.) Gordon Longabach is afraid voters will stubbornly refuse to look at the big picture when they step to the ballot box. Longabach, among 13 candidates for Lawrence school board, said an opportunity to improve the overall quality of public education in Lawrence will be squandered if folks dwell on parochial interests Feb. 25 in the primary election and April 1 in the general election.
Gerhard promises analytical approach to governing
February 11, 2003
(Web Posted Tuesday at 2:38 p.m.) Lee Gerhard is a scientist — a longtime veteran of the Kansas Geological Survey — and he promises to bring a scientific mindset to the Lawrence City Commission.
Chat with school board candidate Scott Morgan
February 11, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 7:42 p.m.) Have a question for the school board candidates? The first in a series of online chats, featuring several of those running in the Feb. 25 Lawrence school board primary, is underway.
Coach’s cause
Ex-UNC boss staunchly opposes death penalty
February 11, 2003
The winningest college basketball coach of all time leveled his finger at the chief executive of North Carolina.
Steinem shares message with another generation
Advocate motivates, entertains KU crowd
February 11, 2003
The Golden Rule is a good one, but for women and others in oppressed groups, its reversal might be a better one, said Gloria Steinem: Treat yourself as well as you do others.
War, weather push gasoline prices higher
February 11, 2003
Prices for heating oil and gasoline are soaring and likely to keep rising as energy markets cope with winter’s chill, the loss of Venezuela’s production and worries about war with Iraq.
Freshman plays chancellor for day
In spirit of annual job swap, Hemenway takes notes for student in art history
February 11, 2003
Callie Knoll trusted Robert Hemenway to take notes in her art history class. Physics was another story.
Teen pleads no contest in manslaughter
February 11, 2003
A Lawrence teen pleaded no contest Monday to charges she struck and killed a woman in September while driving under the influence of alcohol.
School consolidation gains momentum statewide
Bill recommends merging some of 303 districts
February 11, 2003
A bevy of school consolidation measures have been introduced in the House, as legislators begin to debate whether Kansas can afford 303 school districts and continue offering quality education.
Local Briefs
February 11, 2003
¢ First teachers receive city award of excellence ¢ Higher education: Former KU dean headed to Florida law school ¢ Kansas university: Power out on campus Monday, including union ¢ Accident: Lawrence driver killed when car overturns
Never heard these songs before? Be grateful
February 11, 2003
Chances are, you’ve never seen anything like the strange, funny, sad and completely spellbinding documentary “Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story” (9 p.m., PBS, check local listings) on the series “Independent Lens.”
Pothole-prevention program cut to help plug budget hole
February 11, 2003
Financial cuts are slowing the Douglas County pothole-prevention program.
On the record
February 11, 2003
Parsons Dance Co. gives thrilling performance
February 11, 2003
I entered the Lied Center Friday night with only a vague idea of modern dance, but afterward I would not leave until I had personally shaken David Parsons’ hand. The evening was absolutely breathtaking: It had something to offer to every person in the audience.
Valentine’s Day television almost eliminates need for hot date
February 11, 2003
You can tiptoe through the tulips … to the altar. Again. Tiny Tim’s famous, real-life wedding to Miss Vicki on “The Tonight Show” will be shown, along with clips of the fictional wedding that launched “The Brady Bunch,” on “TV’s Most Memorable Weddings.”
New ‘Survivor’ shows the love, too
February 11, 2003
Separate the men from the women in a jungle and you end up with more attraction, more flirtation, more interest — not less.
More children buckled up; too many ride in unsafe seats
February 11, 2003
Seat belt use for children is at a record, but too many infants and young children still are being placed at risk by riding in front seats, federal safety officials said Monday.
Fired-up Baylor could trouble KU
February 11, 2003
Baylor’s basketball players figure to be ultra-focused tonight, and not just because the No. 9-ranked Kansas Jayhawks are in town.
Arizona No. 1 again
February 11, 2003
Arizona (18-2) moved atop the Associated Press men’s college basketball poll Monday for the third time this season.
Flight release Chenowith
February 11, 2003
Former Kansas University center Eric Chenowith has been waived by the Huntsville Flight of the National Basketball Developmental League. The 7-footer averaged 8.4 points and 5.5 rebounds for the Alabama team.
Charles K. Warriner
February 11, 2003
Billie Jo Rhodes
February 11, 2003
Mildred Leota Fleshman
February 11, 2003
Earl Ashley
February 11, 2003
Lois Ruth Thomas
February 11, 2003
Guy Edward Webb
February 11, 2003
Leon Fliginger
February 11, 2003
Patriotic protest
February 11, 2003
School plans
February 11, 2003
Misplaced anger
February 11, 2003
Teachers receive first award of excellence
February 11, 2003
Two veteran Lawrence public school district teachers Monday were surprise recipients of the first Mayor’s Excellence in Education awards.
UConn still unanimous
February 11, 2003
Connecticut (22-0) received all 44 first-place votes and remained a unanimous choice at No. 1 in the Associated Press poll. Duke (21-1) beat Clemson 61-49 and remained second with 1,041 points.
Friends recall interests of former KU professor
February 11, 2003
Charles K. Warriner loved playing bridge and solving word puzzles. He also loved studying people and the way they interacted with others, friends and family members said.
Briefs
February 11, 2003
¢ School board increases LHS property insurance ¢ Closed school passed to Grant Township
Judge upholds order keeping BellSouth executive from Sprint
February 11, 2003
A judge agreed Monday to extend a restraining order stopping BellSouth Corp.’s No. 2 executive from accepting the top post at rival Sprint Corp.
Boulder officials explore capping commercial growth
February 11, 2003
Despite a slow economy and declining tax revenue, Boulder officials continue to explore ways to limit commercial growth.
Rent-Way sells stores for $100 million
February 11, 2003
Rent-Way has sold 295 stores to the largest rent-to-own chain in the country, Rent-A-Center, for slightly more than $100 million.
Business Briefcase
February 11, 2003
¢ Johnson & Johnson signs $2.4 billion deal ¢ Investments: Venture capital totals drop to 21-year low ¢ Lodging: Marriott posts loss
Fix up a fancy valentine
February 11, 2003
Lena Goldweber makes her cards out of sequins, lace and glitter. But there are lots of other ways to make cards, including on the computer. Here are a few ideas for making your own valentines:
Last chance — we swear — to become famous songwriter
February 11, 2003
The deadline to enter the USA Weekend-John Lennon Songwriting Contest is 5 p.m. Thursday. The Journal-World has received several outstanding entries, but you won’t want to miss your chance to enter, too.
Sorenstam considering Colonial
PGA event negotiating with world’s best women’s golfer
February 11, 2003
Annika Sorenstam could be offered an exemption to the Colonial and become the first woman in 58 years to play on the PGA Tour, a magazine reported Monday.
Fred Earnest Gottstein
February 11, 2003
Baseball Roundup: Philadelphia gives reliever one-year deal
Adams floundered as starter but prospered in bullpen role for Phillies
February 11, 2003
Right-hander Terry Adams agreed Monday to a $2.9 million, one-year contract with Philadelphia.
Gordon’s wife causes uproar
Attorneys for disgruntled spouse try to deliver subpoenas at speedway
February 11, 2003
Jeff Gordon’s divorce case spilled over to the race track Monday when attorneys for his wife tried to subpoena several car owners at Daytona International Speedway.
Huffman triumphs in rain-shortened race
February 11, 2003
Robert Huffman won the rain-shortened NASCAR Goody’s Dash Series 150 Monday, his second straight victory at Daytona International Speedway.
All-Star game sets ratings record
February 11, 2003
Michael Jordan’s final NBA All-Star game gave Turner Network Television the best rating for a college or pro basketball game in cable history.
6News video: Board meets new principal
February 11, 2003
6News reports on the new principal at Lawrence High School, Steve Nilhas.
6News video: Officer to appeal dismissal
February 11, 2003
6News reports on the dismissal of Office Stuart Peck after allegedly misleading a judge to obtain a search warrant.
6News video: Feminist shares thoughts on Bush administration
February 11, 2003
6News reports on the lecture given at KU by political activist Gloria Steinem.
6Sports video: Firebirds senior signs with Tampa University
February 11, 2003
6Sports reports on Free State High senior Justin Howell’s decision to sign with Tampa University, a Division II school.
6Sports video: City swimmers, divers make strong showing at league championships
February 11, 2003
6Sports reports on the weekend’s Sunflower League swimming and diving championships.
6News video: Eddie Lehman - School board profile
February 11, 2003
This is one of 13 6News school board candidate profiles that will run in alphabetical order online each weekday, Monday through Friday, through Feb. 21. The profiles will first appear the previous night at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunflower Broadband’s cable Channel 6.
6News video: City Commission candidate Greg DiVilbiss
February 11, 2003
This is one of 11 6News city commission candidate profiles that will run in alphabetical order online each weekday, Monday through Friday, through Feb. 21. The profiles will first appear the previous night at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunflower Broadband’s cable Channel 6.
6Sports video: KU men move up in polls after win in Manhattan
February 11, 2003
6Sports reports on some of the action from last Saturday’s game against the Kansas State Wildcats.
People
February 11, 2003
¢ Unflattering photos ruin wedding ¢ Madonna on the warpath ¢ Aretha’s son falls under suspicion ¢ Dell dude arrested on drug charge
Garnett’s game unforgettable
But MVP’s effort overshadowed by Jordan finale
February 11, 2003
While most of the focus was on Michael Jordan at his final All-Star game, Kevin Garnett had an unforgettable night, too.
Briefly
February 11, 2003
¢ San Diego: Nixon press secretary dies ¢ North Korea: Food donations dry up ¢ Chicago: Muslim charity director guilty
New LHS principal ready for larger school’s challenges
February 11, 2003
Steven Nilhas’ commute to class at Kansas University will be quicker now that he has been named Lawrence High School’s next principal.
Suspended officer fired
Peck: ‘This whole thing is one big misunderstanding’
February 11, 2003
A Lawrence police officer known for going after the city’s drug dealers was fired Monday.
Bush faces NATO opposition
France, other nations not ready to support Turkey defense plans
February 11, 2003
President Bush challenged France and two other allies Monday to reverse course and allow NATO to make plans to defend Turkey against Iraq. He also accused Iraq’s Saddam Hussein of “trying to stall for time” by offering last-minute concessions.
Feminist movement’s influence lives on
February 11, 2003
Birth control. Day care. You can thank Gloria Steinem and her fellow feminists for those advances, said Caroljean Brune.
Baseball: Western Illinois added
February 11, 2003
Kansas University has added a game against Western Illinois. The Jayhawks will play Western Illinois at noon Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark. WIU will play Washburn following the KU game.
Jones services
February 11, 2003
Computer audience cheers fatal choices
February 11, 2003
It has been three weeks since Ripper died, but it didn’t make the news until a few days ago.
Shuttle wing piece came from troubled left side
February 11, 2003
After three days of uncertainty, NASA said Monday a piece of broken wing found last week was from space shuttle Columbia’s left side — where all the problems appear to have begun in the final minutes of the doomed flight.
Send cash! ‘Cyberbeggers’ hit the Web
February 11, 2003
They make their pleas for help via the World Wide Web. Some are struggling single moms or recent college graduates loaded down with student loans and maxed-out credit cards.
From lottery tickets to pets, statistical abstract paints America by numbers
February 11, 2003
Here’s the truth about cats and dogs: Canines rule in U.S. households, though just barely.
Lawrence lands drug firm
Deciphera relocates to former Oread site, plans expansion
February 11, 2003
A start-up pharmaceutical company with plans to create drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease and various forms of cancer has chosen Lawrence for its corporate headquarters and research facility.
Horoscopes
February 11, 2003
Critics should be convinced
February 11, 2003
After being Bush-whacked yet again, domestic and international political opponents of the president are reeling — just as the United States marches closer to the brink of war with Iraq.
Phonics is key to reading
February 11, 2003
“Reading Is Fundamental,” says the bumper sticker. “If you can read this, thank a teacher,” says another. Whom do you thank, or blame, if you can’t read or read well?
Woodling: Big 12 pundits prophetic
February 11, 2003
Now that we have passed the point of no return in the Big 12 Conference men’s basketball race, let me congratulate the league coaches and area media for being so prescient.
Big 12 Basketball: Texas ends OU’s streak of dominance
February 11, 2003
No flimsy piece of rope was holding this crowd back Monday night. No chance. Not when a losing streak to a bitter rival — three years in the making — had ended.
Mangino’s staff nearly complete
February 11, 2003
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino has filled two of the three vacancies on his staff.
Jungalbook’ ripe with lessons
February 11, 2003
It is the law of the jungle: Kill or be killed. Those who attended Sunday’s matinee performance of “Jungalbook,” staged by Kansas University Theatre for Young People, learned this and other jungle laws.
Naomi J. Kidd
February 11, 2003
Development balance
February 11, 2003
Using different strategies, officials in both Lawrence and Boulder, Colo., are trying to find the proper balance between residential and commercial development.
In the halls
February 11, 2003
Raptors add, drop players
February 11, 2003
The Toronto Raptors signed forward Maceo Baston for the remainder of the season and released center Zendon Hamilton on Monday.
Britney, Madonna vie for worst in show
February 11, 2003
Voters for the Razzies, an annual spoof of the Academy Awards, have a message for Britney Spears and Madonna: Don’t quit your day jobs as pop divas.
Daytona 500: Green surprises Earnhardt with pole victory
February 11, 2003
Dale Earnhardt Jr. had planned to beat everybody this month. He hadn’t figured on Jeff Green.
Basketball Notebook: Padgett won’t need surgery
February 11, 2003
Kansas University basketball signee David Padgett received good news Monday from the doctor.
Don’t miss ‘Rooms That Rock’
February 11, 2003
Don’t miss interviews with our three “Rooms That Rock” winners on Sunflower Broadband’s “Home and Away.”
Blanche Isabelle Curran
February 11, 2003
No quick fix
February 11, 2003
Get on the bus
Teens take D.C. road trip for peace rally
February 11, 2003
It was a cold January morning when nine teenagers, junior high and high school students, drove with their chaperones to the Home Depot parking lot in Kansas City.
KU First surpasses $400 million
February 11, 2003
The Kansas University Endowment Association’s fund-raising campaign has raised $404 million, officials announced Monday.
Pauline C. Johnson
February 11, 2003
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
February 11, 2003
Daily Ticker
February 11, 2003
Auto Racing Notebook: Formula One proposes cost-cutting measures
February 11, 2003
Formula One is promoting changes intended to make competition more affordable and ensure the stability of the series.
Sources: Fresno players given term papers
February 11, 2003
Former Fresno State men’s basketball players had academic course work written for them and some of their term papers were paid for by money funneled through a Las Vegas street agent, according to people who say they were directly involved.