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Loveland says school finance more complex than public realizes
February 12, 2003
(Web Posted Wednesday at 3:51 p.m.) Mary Loveland says the first candidate forum of the Lawrence school board campaign was an eye-opener. “What impressed me about a number of the candidates is their lack of understanding about the difference between capital outlay funds and the revenues you can use for operating expenses,” said Loveland, who is running for her fifth term on the board.
Chat with school board candidate Gordon Longabach at 5:30 p.m.
February 12, 2003
(Updated Friday at 3:50 p.m.) Gordon Longabach, one of 13 candidates running for Lawrence’s school board, will be featured in an online chat at 5:30 p.m. today on this Web site.
Wildgen gets good marks in evaluation
February 12, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 2:10 p.m.) City Manager Mike Wildgen got good marks from the Lawrence City Commission Wednesday during his annual job evaluation.
Higher education research funding on the rise
February 12, 2003
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:36 a.m.) Kansas’ three major universities reported increases in research funding, higher education officials told lawmakers Wednesday.
PBS documentary presents WWII in living color
February 12, 2003
Martin Sheen narrates “The Perilous Fight: America’s World War II in Color” (9 p.m., PBS, check local listings).
Kidd services
February 12, 2003
Bush budget foresees foreign policy shift
February 12, 2003
For America’s enemies, and for some semi-allies, a just-published U.S. document should be mandatory reading.
San Francisco’s decision a bad one
Selection of former Seahawks coach Erickson reveals 49ers’ flaws
February 12, 2003
San Francisco 49ers General Manager Terry Donahue spent nearly a month in search of a coach to replace Steve Mariucci. With all that time, you’d think he could have come up with someone better than this.
Haskell sweeps Central Christian
February 12, 2003
With five minutes left in Tuesday’s basketball game, a referee zipped a white towel into the face of Haskell Indian Nations University’s Kenny Lovato.
Celtics far removed from last season
One-game difference seems bigger
February 12, 2003
On Feb. 11, 2002, the Boston Celtics’ record was 28-21. Exactly one year later, they were 27-22. It’s only a one-game difference, but in many ways, the two teams seem worlds apart.
People
February 12, 2003
¢ Clinton to perform with orchestra ¢ ‘Survivors’ showing more skin ¢ Oprah awarded for mentoring ¢ ‘The Dead’ shed ‘The Other Ones’
Parks department restructures crews
Maintenance workers divided up throughout city to cut travel time between jobs
February 12, 2003
Lawrence has grown so big, officials say, that it’s no longer efficient for parks on the city’s west side to be directly run by workers with offices on the east side of town.
Recipes for romance
Cranberries add color, tangy flavor
February 12, 2003
Planning a meal at this chilly time of year prompts consideration of ingredients that will combine zingy colors and flavors.
Powell warns NATO at risk of breaking up
February 12, 2003
Addressing a historic rift within NATO, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday the future of the 53-year-old military alliance is at risk if it fails to confront the crisis with Iraq.
Briefly
February 12, 2003
¢ International space station Columbia crew mourned ¢ Moscow: NASA may pay Russia for space station work ¢ Washington: Poll: Majority say they want smallpox vaccine ¢ Washington, D.C.: Presidential contender to have prostate removed
Bryona P. Wiley
February 12, 2003
Delbert D. ‘Red’ McClelland
February 12, 2003
Back to nature
February 12, 2003
NBA Briefs
February 12, 2003
¢ NBA suspends Kemp for drug violation ¢ Riley fined $20,000 for criticizing officials ¢ Najera, Eschmeyer activated by Mavs ¢ Polynice is no-show; conviction reinstated ¢ Cavs activate Coles
Baylor coach rues weak bench
February 12, 2003
Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams wishes he had as good a bench as, say, Texas.
Notebook: Graves blows dunk attempt
February 12, 2003
Big Jeff Graves accepted a pass from Michael Lee and broke free for a breakaway slam dunk during the first half of Tuesday’s Kansas University-Baylor basketball battle at Ferrell Center.
Greenspan warns against budget deficits
Federal Reserve chair says war uncertainties hindering economy
February 12, 2003
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Tuesday that he wasn’t totally convinced that a new round of tax cuts is necessary to bolster the economy and said Congress must make sure future budget deficits remain under control.
CIA, FBI anticipate attacks this week
February 12, 2003
Intelligence information suggests al-Qaida attacks may occur as early as this week in both the United States and on the Arabian peninsula, CIA Director George J. Tenet told Congress on Tuesday.
The right idea
February 12, 2003
Cultivating life science entrepreneurs with connections to Kansas University can pay off for Lawrence.
Highland Park clips FSHS girls
February 12, 2003
Free State High’s girls basketball team never got its offense rolling in a 49-32 loss to Topeka Highland Park on Tuesday.
Area Girls Roundup: Wilson sets record in Kaws’ loss
February 12, 2003
Her team lost, but Perry-Lecompton senior Shannon Wilson knew she played a good game Tuesday in a 73-65 loss to Basehor-Linwood.
NBA Roundup: Late shot dooms Mavericks
Timberwolves squander lead, but prevail, 100-98
February 12, 2003
It wasn’t just the aggressive fast breaks and the pounding of the ball into the paint that got the Minnesota Timberwolves past the perimeter-oriented Dallas Mavericks.
School board candidate Gordon Longabach chats with the public
February 12, 2003
The following is an online chat with school board candidate Gordon Longabach that took place Feb. 12.
Lawyer: Road work closed Kmart
February 12, 2003
Home Depot and city government killed Lawrence’s Kmart, the attorney who represents Kmart’s landlord said Tuesday.
KU professor laid groundwork for HBO film
February 12, 2003
In a roundabout way, a Kansas University professor’s research is at the heart of “Unchained Memories,” a 73-minute documentary now airing on HBO.
Agencies had information suggesting OKC attack
February 12, 2003
Two federal law enforcement agencies had information before the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing suggesting that white supremacists living nearby were considering an attack on government buildings, but the intelligence was never passed on to federal officials in the state, documents and interviews show.
Noise controls
February 12, 2003
Daily Ticker
February 12, 2003
Area Boys: K.C. Piper pulls away from Tongie
February 12, 2003
Except for senior Joe Calovich, who scored 14 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, Tonganoxie seemed to run out of steam Tuesday night in a 67-54 loss to Kansas City Piper.
Seabury swept by Kansas City Christian
February 12, 2003
His 11 points weren’t enough to carry Seabury Academy to victory, but freshman guard Adam Davis was the silver lining in a 62-16 loss to Kansas City Christian that dropped the Seahawks to 5-8 on Tuesday.
Preemie intelligence not fixed at birth
February 12, 2003
Very small premature babies born with brain damage are not necessarily doomed to below-normal intelligence after all, according to a surprising new study that found that many youngsters’ IQ scores improve over time.
Langford buries Bears - Kansas 79, Baylor 58
Jayhawks avenge loss at BU
February 12, 2003
Keith Langford didn’t play in Kansas University’s embarrassing basketball loss to Baylor two years ago at Ferrell Center.
Woodling: KU simply takes care of business
February 12, 2003
Baylor University students were mad last week, steamed because they have such crummy seats for BU men’s basketball games. That’s crummy, as in not close enough.
KU’s spring football practices to begin on March 10
February 12, 2003
Kansas University announced its schedule for spring football practice Tuesday, including five practices open to the public.
Sebelius raises specter of tax increase
February 12, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius acknowledged Tuesday that her budget proposal would require more revenue and could force local governments to increase taxes.
General warnings from government may play into terrorists’ hands, psychology professor says
February 12, 2003
Vague warnings issued by the federal government might give terrorists just what they want, a Kansas University psychology professor said.
Purported bin Laden tape raises new concern
February 12, 2003
A raspy voice believed to be Osama bin Laden’s urged Iraqis to carry out suicide attacks against Americans and draw U.S. troops into combat in Iraqi cities. U.S. officials said the call broadcast Tuesday proves the world must fear Saddam Hussein’s ties to the al-Qaida terror network.
Tinseltown abuzz about ‘Chicago’ nominations
Musical up for a leading 13 Academy Awards
February 12, 2003
“Chicago” is striking all the right notes in its quest to become the first musical in 34 years to win the best-picture Academy Award: solid box office, a strong showing in earlier film honors and a leading 13 Oscar nominations.
Alumni gift spurs doctoral program at KU
$1.7 million earmarked for public administration
February 12, 2003
After graduating from Kansas University in 1934 with a bachelor’s degree in economics, Thomas Page was forced to choose a different university to get his doctorate in public administration.
Local Briefs
February 12, 2003
¢ Election: School board candidates schedule online chats ¢ Courts: Hearing delay approved in turnpike stabbing case ¢ Police: Fire victim identified ¢ Crime: Church’s peace signs defaced by vandals
Pastry chef recommends gift of love — chocolate
February 12, 2003
What can explain the delicious link between chocolate and love? “There is no research showing any food is actually an aphrodisiac,” said Alexandra Logue, author of “The Psychology of Eating and Drinking.”
Jayni’s Kitchen’ to serve up buffet of ideas for loved ones
February 12, 2003
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Valentine Chocolate Buffet.” Host Jayni Carey and Marilyn Pollack Naron, creator of “Scone on the Range,” will prepare sweets that are sure to win over your valentine.
VH1 repeats Michael Jackson interview
February 12, 2003
If you missed Michael Jackson’s 90-minute career killer Thursday on ABC, you’re in luck, reports TV Guide Online.
Cottonwood co-founder dies
Bryona Wiley spent life helping those with disabilities
February 12, 2003
A Lawrence woman who co-founded Cottonwood Inc. died Tuesday. Bryona P. Wiley, 77, had a son who was developmentally disabled and saw firsthand the need for services and assistance.
On the record
February 12, 2003
Lawrence Briefs
February 12, 2003
¢ ‘River City’ to feature KU professor, filmmaker ¢ Business permits await county approval ¢ Japanese official plans talk today at KU
Tilford services
February 12, 2003
Dennis W. Mercer
February 12, 2003
Hazel G. Marquette
February 12, 2003
Raymond L. Keller Jr.
February 12, 2003
Charles John Hill
February 12, 2003
Patricia Anne Barnes
February 12, 2003
Heidi R. Domingos Childers
February 12, 2003
Jacqueline Marie Leonard
February 12, 2003
Bill sparing SBC Internet regulation up for consideration
February 12, 2003
The House Utilities Committee is scheduled to resume work today on a piece of hotly contested telecommunications legislation that pits SBC, the state’s dominant local telephone service provider, against most other industry players.
Board candidate shares plans during online chat
February 12, 2003
Here are excerpts from Tuesday night’s online chat with Scott Morgan, who is running for re-election to the Lawrence School Board:
Briefs
February 12, 2003
¢ Sheriff’s department installs reception window ¢ Nomination deadline set for peace, justice award
Family support
February 12, 2003
School hardship
February 12, 2003
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
February 12, 2003
Grave may hold noted settler
February 12, 2003
Archaeologists believe they may have discovered the skeleton of the man considered the main force behind the first permanent English settlement in America.
A tale of two tax returns
February 12, 2003
President Bush has a handy example to illustrate his tax-cut/deficit-increase proposal: A family of four with an income of $40,000 would enjoy a $1,133 income tax reduction this year.
No real choice on health care
February 12, 2003
President Bush is truly tough on drugs. He’s tough on Prilosec. And Lipitor. And Celebrex. And Vioxx — or at least he’s tough on helping you pay for them.
Kansas farm delinquencies climbing
USDA lending agency’s latest report recalls 1980s crisis
February 12, 2003
More than 22 percent of Kansas farmers who borrowed money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency are delinquent on their payments — a percentage that reaches levels not seen since the farm crisis of the 1980s.
Board seeks debate on government-funded venture capital
February 12, 2003
The board putting together a new economic development plan for Lawrence and Douglas County wants city and county commissioners to consider using public money to fund high-risk, start-up companies.
Health Midwest plans to appeal parts of ruling
February 12, 2003
Health Midwest says it plans to appeal part of a court ruling in its lawsuit against Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline.
Business Briefcase
February 12, 2003
¢ SEC nominee wins committee approval ¢ International: British firm to buy Russian oil company ¢ Financial Services: Waddell & Reed lawsuit overturned by N.Y. court
Kansas legislator questions inviting renewed trade with Cuba
February 12, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ administration wants the United States to lift trade restrictions with Cuba, but a Cuban-born state legislator warned the proposal would increase President Fidel Castro’s oppression in his homeland.
State Briefs
February 12, 2003
¢ Topeka: Traffic stops yield more than 380 pounds of pot ¢ Topeka: Treasurer seeks return of buyout pay ¢ Olathe: Kansas Guard unit called up
Erickson tapped by 49ers
Oregon State coach to replace Mariucci
February 12, 2003
Dennis Erickson was hired Tuesday by the San Francisco 49ers to replace Steve Mariucci as coach in a surprising end to a search that stretched nearly four weeks.
Big 12 men: Cats’ late run buries Buffaloes
February 12, 2003
Gilson DeJesus didn’t stop shooting three-pointers — even after he missed his first five shots. His stubbornness paid off.
Top 25 Men: Kentucky rips Georgia, 87-67
February 12, 2003
Kentucky’s defense humbled another Southeastern Conference challenger Tuesday night.
Baty player of week in Big 12 baseball
February 12, 2003
Kansas University’s Ryan Baty was named Big 12 Conference baseball player of the week in a vote by a panel of media covering Big 12 games played from Jan. 24 to Feb. 10.
McLouth, Oskie split
February 12, 2003
It was harder to tell who had the hottest shooting hand Tuesday night: Courtney Edmonds of the McLouth girls or Kyle Kelsay of the Oskaloosa boys.
6Sports video: Hawks get revenge with rout
February 12, 2003
6Sports reports on the KU men’s basketball game against the Baylor Bears.
6News video: Kansas not terror target
February 12, 2003
6News reports on police chief Ron Olins’ advice and thoughts on the heightened terror alert status.
6News video: Morgan shares thoughts in online chat
February 12, 2003
6News reports on the online chat with School Board President Scott Morgan that was hosted by World Online.
6Sports video: Seabury teams use small size, age as motivation
February 12, 2003
6Sports reports on the Seabury Seahawks boys and girls basketball teams.
6News video: Gordon Longabach - School Board profile
February 12, 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: Lee Gerhard - City Commission profile
February 12, 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.
Candidate warns of failure of bond issue during Internet chat
February 12, 2003
The alternative to the $59 million bond issue passing might surprise some people, Lawrence school board candidate Scott Morgan said Tuesday night during an online chat.
6Sports video: Fightin’ Indians take two from Central College
February 12, 2003
6Sports reports on the Haskell men’s and women’s basketball games against Central College.
Free State boys falter defensively, fall 80-75
February 12, 2003
This was the game Jack Schreiner didn’t think he’d see, and he certainly never wants to see it again.
Wyandotte smothers Lawrence boys, 60-34
February 12, 2003
Maybe Lawrence High boys basketball coach Chris Davis will lobby to have the junior varsity game moved to another location.
Alert taken in stride even as terror risk grows
Fear of attack not exactly hitting home in Lawrence
February 12, 2003
The remodeling job’s still a month or two away, but R.M. Hoover figured he might as well stock up on a few supplies early.
Johnson services
February 12, 2003
Cooking Q&A: Easy-to-make recipes can rid chill
Extension agent provides advice on food safety issues
February 12, 2003
Let’s review vegetables worth picking
February 12, 2003
As we head into the final stretch of our alphabetical vegetable review, I can feel the excitement mounting.