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KU to receive $650,000 in federal grants
January 3, 2003
(Web Posted Friday at 3:04 p.m.) Researchers at the Kansas University Medical Center have received more than $650,000 in federal grants, officials announced Friday.
Fire causes $5,000 damage to home
January 3, 2003
(Web Posted Friday at 2:08 p.m.) A heat gun used to remove paint caused a fire Friday afternoon in a house just north of Lawrence High School, according to Lawrence firefighters.
Lawrence legislator to resign House seat
Findley to take position as Sebelius’ legislative liaison
January 3, 2003
(Updated Friday at 12:12 p.m.) State Rep. Troy Findley, D-Lawrence, will resign from the Legislature to take a key position with Gov.-elect Kathleen Sebelius’ administration, it was announced Friday.
Salvation Army $39,000 below fund drive goal
January 3, 2003
(Web Posted Friday at 10:40 a.m.) Lawrence Salvation Army Administrator Rich Forney said Friday morning his agency is $39,000 behind its holiday fund-raising goal.
Farmers Co-op to send out checks to farmers
January 3, 2003
(Web Posted Friday at 10:04 a.m.) The bankrupt and now defunct Farmers Cooperative Assn. will be sending out checks totaling more than $600,000 to approximately 3,000 area farmers later this month.
Arts briefs
January 3, 2003
¢ Jazz drummer to play at Folly Theater ¢ KC Filmmakers request Jubilee contestants
Summit to focus on youth issues
Events to promote safe, healthy environment for children in county
January 3, 2003
It’s been almost two years since 1,800 Lawrence-area residents gathered at the Lied Center for a summit on how to make Lawrence a better place to live. Now, a follow-up summit — called “Building a Better Community: Taking the Next Steps for Our Youth” — is in the works.
6Sports video: The Jayhawks take UNC Asheville to school
January 3, 2003
KU dominated the inside game during its overwhelming 102-50 win.
Houston weighs in as nation’s fattest city for third year
January 3, 2003
Houston, we still have a weight problem.
Study suggests orangutan bands pass new skills to next generation
January 3, 2003
Some orangutan parents teach their offspring to use leaves as napkins. Others say good night with a spluttering, juicy raspberry. And still others get water from a hole by dipping a branch and then licking the leaves.
Elderly couple leap to their deaths
January 3, 2003
On the last day of 2002, 85-year-old Morris Spivack had a maintenance worker open the windows and remove the screens in his 17th-floor condominium. Spivack, who had lung disease, explained that he needed more fresh air.
Student arrested in DirecTV document theft
FBI says 19-year-old admitted distributing access-card technology on Internet sites
January 3, 2003
Prosecutors charged a college student Thursday with distributing on the Internet hundreds of secret documents that could help television owners steal signals from a leading satellite TV provider.
FBI works to verify Pakistani’s claim that photo shouldn’t be on wanted list
January 3, 2003
The FBI on Thursday sought to verify a Pakistani man’s contention that his photograph was wrongly included among those of men believed to have entered the United States illegally from Canada.
Brazilian president welcomes leftist leaders
January 3, 2003
Breakfast with Hugo Chavez, dinner with Fidel Castro.
Chavez: Oil recovery should take 45 days
January 3, 2003
President Hugo Chavez said Venezuela’s oil industry, paralyzed by a five-week strike, was recovering and would reach full capacity in 45 days. Oil executives scoffed at the claim, saying exports were still a trickle of pre-strike levels.
Ottawa gauging opinion about new roundabout
January 3, 2003
This city has found a way to bring democracy and traffic engineering together on a controversial traffic issue: roundabouts. Ottawa officials are considering installing the traffic-calming devices at intersections along Cedar Street, a major thoroughfare, during renovations next year. But they want to know what the city’s residents think — and they want those thoughts to be based on real experience.
Baby born in front seat after father pulled over
January 3, 2003
Had her dad not been stopped for speeding Thursday morning, Kayla Lynn Harper might have been born in a hospital. But at least there were plenty of paramedics at the place Jeremy Harper chose to stop — the parking lot of the Riley County Law Enforcement Center.
Cosmosphere founder Patty Carey dies
January 3, 2003
Patricia Brooks Carey, who founded the planetarium that grew into a space museum housing the Apollo 13 and Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft, died Wednesday at Hutchinson Hospital. She was 81.
Economy sees December improvements in Midwest, but not in Kansas
January 3, 2003
The Midwest economy took a slight turn for the better in December, according to a survey of business leaders in nine states.
Campbell hopes changes soup up sales
January 3, 2003
When Campbell Soup Co. began selling its condensed soups in their red and white cans, it couldn’t have been easier — just add water and heat. But this convenience food has been surpassed by even more convenient foods, and now the company is trying to convince the public that its products, including stalwarts like alphabet soup, are really M’m! M’m! Better!
Boeing, Hughes accused of giving rocket data to China
January 3, 2003
Two leading aerospace companies have been accused by the State Department of illegally providing satellite and rocket technology to China that could be used for intercontinental missiles. The department accused Hughes Electronics Corp. and Boeing Satellite Systems of illegally giving technical data to China after failed Chinese launches of rockets carrying American satellites in 1995 and 1996. Boeing acquired Hughes’ space unit in 2000.
Briefcase
January 3, 2003
¢ Mortgage rates drop to lowest since 1960s ¢ Home Depot lowers earnings outlook ¢ Bank settles Enron suits
Abortion stirs inaugural spat
Archbishop suggests Sebelius move service from Catholic church because of pro-choice stance
January 3, 2003
The leader of the Catholic Church in northeast Kansas is criticizing Gov.-elect Kathleen Sebelius for her support of abortion rights and suggesting Sebelius move her inauguration interfaith service from a Catholic church to another location. Archbishop James Patrick Keleher wrote in a recent edition of The Leaven, a Catholic newspaper, that he was confident Sebelius, a Catholic, would work diligently as the new governor to help the needy, but Keleher added, “I must note that Gov.-elect Sebelius is at odds with our Catholic faith on that most fundamental moral issue of respect for the right to life of the unborn.”
Naismith started KU fan’s devotion
93-year-old who heard game’s inventor preach makes first fieldhouse visit
January 3, 2003
Long ago, she sat in James Naismith’s pews. Thursday night, she sat next to James Naismith’s court for the first time. Among the thousands of fans who turned out to watch Kansas University’s men’s basketball game Thursday night was 93-year-old Baldwin resident Katharine Kelley. She was a 5-year-old churchgoer at Vinland Presbyterian Church south of Lawrence when Naismith, the inventor of basketball, began preaching there in 1914.
Bush turns his attention to economic stimulus
January 3, 2003
President Bush pledged Thursday to unveil an economic stimulus plan next week that sources said would be twice the size of what had been under consideration, and was likely to include such Democrat-backed measures as state aid to create jobs. Sources said the plan would include a larger-than-expected cut in the tax on corporate dividends, $100 billion or more in state aid spread during a 10-year period, a generous extension of unemployment benefits, and likely a speedup of tax rate cuts for all but the very highest earners.
Climate nudging nature, two new studies find
January 3, 2003
Global warming is having a widespread, systematic effect on hundreds of plant and animal species, two new studies say, from hastening annual flower blooms to forcing butterflies farther north. Nature’s springtime rituals — such as egg laying and emerging from hibernation — are occurring days earlier than usual for many temperate zone species because of the increasing temperatures during the last two decades, according to Thursday’s issue of the journal Nature.
Britain readies troops for possible war against Iraq
Prime minister waits for Security Council action
January 3, 2003
Britain is preparing to commit up to 20,000 troops to join U.S. forces in a war against Iraq. But it is not likely that the British forces will be in place until late February or the beginning of March, according to defense analysts.
Malpractice-insurance crisis may limit care, official says
January 3, 2003
Patients face losing access to medical care as a malpractice-insurance crisis spreads across the nation, the president-elect of the American Medical Assn. warned Thursday.
Shooting at house investigated
January 3, 2003
Several gunshots were fired at a house early Wednesday, possibly from a passing car, Lawrence Police said.
Area briefs
January 3, 2003
¢ Resident reports attack by pit bull ¢ Auxiliary to present boating safety class
On the record
January 3, 2003
Donald M. Dicker
January 3, 2003
Bunton services
January 3, 2003
6Sports video: Moulaye grieves for his father
January 3, 2003
After Saturday’s game against UMKC, Niang will return to Senegal to mourn his father.
Eileen M. Honse
January 3, 2003
Sheldon services
January 3, 2003
Norma ‘Sue’ Bastemeyer
January 3, 2003
Jon Talcott Strout
January 3, 2003
Parcells makes it official
Cowboys end speculation, name head coach
January 3, 2003
Bill Parcells is back for sure, taking over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday to end any doubt about his return to the NFL. Parcells was introduced by the team after more than a week of speculation and conflicting reports about a coach with a history of walking away from deals.
Unranked OSU stuns Arkansas
January 3, 2003
Meghan Craig scored the winning basket as time expired, giving Oklahoma State a 60-58 victory against ninth-ranked Arkansas on Thursday night.
Blue Devils flog Fairfield
January 3, 2003
The offensive efficiency may not be there just yet for Duke, but the defense is coming along just fine.
NBA briefs
January 3, 2003
¢ Yao leading Shaq in All-Star voting ¢ Bradley to miss week because of back injury ¢ Miami’s Best sidelined because of ankle injury ¢ Hornets guard Davis bothered by back
World Online Arts & Entertainment Calendar
January 3, 2003
Niang mourns father
Funeral in Senegal
January 3, 2003
Kansas University freshman Moulaye Niang’s father died earlier this week in Niang’s native Senegal.
Jordan burns Bulls
Wizards cruise to 107-82 triumph
January 3, 2003
The good times and the memories are easier to forget when he’s away.
Edwards joins crowded 2004 field
Democrats have plenty of presidential candidates
January 3, 2003
The Democratic field for the White House swelled to four Thursday as Sen. John Edwards announced his candidacy for president in 2004 and supporters of Missouri Rep. Dick Gephardt announced formation of a presidential exploratory committee in the coming days. The field is likely to grow to a half dozen or more in the next week or so — almost two years before the 2004 election.
6News video: Fan’s love of basketball started with James Naismith
January 3, 2003
Katharine Kelly heard Dr. James Naismith preach and shook his hand at the age of five.
Replay Lounge has reasons to celebrate
January 3, 2003
When Replay Lounge opened 10 years ago, it wasn’t the indie rock icon it’s since become. At first, the building at the corner of 10th and Mass. was opened as a pinball joint where you could get a beer, 75-cent burgers and milkshakes. The music would come the next year, and when it did it overshadowed everything else (except maybe the beer).
Manufacturing news drives up Dow
January 3, 2003
Wall Street got off to a strong start in 2003 as the Dow climbed more than 250 points Thursday on news of an unexpected surge in U.S. manufacturing. “We got a positive manufacturing report and that really was a turn-on,” said Larry Wachtel, market analyst at Prudential Securities.
Chambers services
January 3, 2003
Biedenbach miffed at officials
Bulldogs coach upset by free-throw disparity
January 3, 2003
No one is more qualified to compare Kansas University and Oklahoma, two of last March’s NCAA Final Four teams, than Eddie Biedenbach. On Thursday night, Kansas blistered Biedenbach’s UNC Asheville club, 102-50, in Allen Fieldhouse. Four days earlier, Oklahoma had buried the Bulldogs, 100-64, in Norman, Okla.
Vinson, walk-ons stand out
LHS grad lets celebration slip after hitting late three
January 3, 2003
Stephen Vinson made a dream come true on Thursday. And it ended up giving him a whole lot of grief.
Suggs leaving Arizona State for NFL
January 3, 2003
Minutes after receiving the inaugural Ted Hendricks Award as the nation’s best defensive end, Terrell Suggs announced that he was leaving Arizona State for the NFL draft.
Briefly
January 3, 2003
¢ U.S. will take part in Taiwan war games ¢ Officials: Cell members planned more attacks ¢ Islamic conservatives ask U.S. troops to leave ¢ Oil tanker hits wreck in English Channel
Briefly
January 3, 2003
¢ Few glitches reported in new baggage regimen ¢ State police limit cars linked to fatal accident ¢ Father witnesses crash of daughter’s plane
New film uses campus stand-in
January 3, 2003
Now showing: “About Schmidt,” a movie starring the University of Nebraska pretending to be Kansas University. In the film, which opens today in Lawrence, Jack Nicholson plays a KU alumnus making a journey from Omaha to Denver to stop his daughter’s wedding. Nicholson’s character, Warren Schmidt, stops at the KU campus on his trip.
U.S. drew wrong lesson from 9-11
January 3, 2003
Schoolchildren in the 1950s practiced diving under desks in case the Soviets launched the Bomb. Today, parents in some school districts are being asked for permission to administer potassium iodide to their children in a nuclear emergency. How did the United States, long after the Cold War ended and Russia’s missiles were redirected, come to such a pass?
Top-ranked Hurricanes wary of Ohio State
January 3, 2003
Miami is well aware of the expectations: Beat Ohio State easily for the national title, then go for a third straight championship and college football’s longest winning streak next season. Not so fast, Miami center Brett Romberg says.
Palmer directs Trojans to rout of Hawkeyes
January 3, 2003
Carson Palmer has yet another trophy for his shelf: Orange Bowl MVP.
Celtics eye Manning
January 3, 2003
Gordon to be SNL host on Jan. 11
Love him or hate him, polished media pro is NASCAR’s most recognizable name
January 3, 2003
Tony Stewart is the champion. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the resident rock star of the sport, the glamour boy with the ladies. And good-ol’ boy Bill Elliott was voted the Most Popular Driver again.
People
January 3, 2003
¢ Stiles ditches ‘normal’ act ¢ Pavarotti splits with manager ¢ Ali display looks like a knockout ¢ Greed almost undoes good deed
Los Alamos director quits amid government probes
January 3, 2003
The director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory was replaced Thursday amid a growing number of government investigations into charges of widespread theft and fraud at the birthplace of the atomic bomb.
Georgia town braces for soldiers’ departure
Gulf deployment slows business, empties homes
January 3, 2003
About 10,000 soldiers — a third of this town’s population — are moving out of their apartments, putting furniture in storage, stocking up on desert gear and trying to steal a few extra moments with loved ones.
High School Reunion’ ranks in a class by itself
January 3, 2003
What would you do if you could square things with classmates from high school? Get even with the bully? Ask the most popular person for a date? Make amends to someone you wronged?
Movie year offered treats and turkeys
January 3, 2003
If there’s one thing that 2002 proved it’s that Americans are more in love with movies than ever before. Despite the pervasive distractions of DVDs, videos, Pay-Per-View and the economy, domestic audiences bought 1.6 billion tickets — the most since 1958. The result was a $9.37 billion haul for the industry, up 12 percent over last year’s record take.
Service
January 3, 2003
Rhetoric about armed combat should routinely prompt three key questions. A politician or other public figure may broach the subject of America’s battle against terrorism and make a statement he or she clearly hasn’t thought through: “I don’t want my children being sent into battle when I’m not totally sure it’s the right approach.”
Shift to U.S. House may test ex-governor
January 3, 2003
The fifth floor of the Longworth House Office Building has the feel of a college dorm the week before registration. The smell of paint is in the air, the halls are choked with boxes, desks are in piles. Spools of telephone wire are everywhere. And over there, in Suite 1504, the bookshelves are empty and the carpet is a mess.
Hidden costs
January 3, 2003
K-State wins sixth straight
January 3, 2003
Kansas State guard Tim Ellis won’t try and hide it. He knows Kansas State doesn’t have one dominant player.
Use your head
January 3, 2003
6News video: Teachers and administrators are back in school
January 3, 2003
Winter vacation is over for Lawrence public school officials.
Film offers reality retrospective
Documentary recalls fallen son from ‘An American Family’
January 3, 2003
“The Osbournes.”
Briefly
January 3, 2003
¢ Nine killed in I-80 crash west of Des Moines ¢ Police kill son of civil rights figure ¢ Woman who protested pants receives $30,000 ¢ 19 journalists killed in 2002, group says
Jayhawks’ Nash might have broken nose
January 3, 2003
Kansas junior Bryant Nash took a shot to the nose from UNC Asheville’s Oliver Holmes after committing a foul on Holmes with 4:52 left in the Jayhawks’ 102-50 rout of the Bulldogs on Thursday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Repeats take back seat to football
January 3, 2003
College football fans wrap up a rich holiday season as Miami and Ohio State meet in the Fiesta Bowl (7 p.m., ABC) to determine who gets the bragging rights as national champs. Keith Jackson will provide play-by-play commentary with Dan Fouts adding his analysis. Todd Harris and Lynn Swann will announce from the sidelines.
Friends and neighbors
January 3, 2003
Church supports parents accused of killing child
January 3, 2003
A congregation whose two leaders are charged with killing their son said the church was not a cult and didn’t believe in “tough love.” Church leaders also used a prayer vigil and news conference Wednesday to urge the public and media to presume Neil Edgar, 47, and his wife, Christy, 46, innocent unless proven guilty of the charges against them.
Daily ticker
January 3, 2003
Brown services
January 3, 2003
Horoscopes
January 3, 2003
Local briefs
January 3, 2003
¢ Eudora resident arrested on rape, battery charges ¢ Interim director named to lead research institute ¢ KU professor honored for work with disabled
Briefly
January 3, 2003
¢ S. Korea, China to seek solution to crisis in N. Korea ¢ Groups receive federal grants for pro-marriage programs ¢ China unveils plans to send manned craft into space ¢ Train crash kills at least eight
Fun for everybody’ - Kansas 102, UNC Asheville 50
Williams content to watch blowout
January 3, 2003
On some nights, even an ultra-intense coach like Kansas University’s Roy Williams can sit back, relax and enjoy a stress-free college basketball game. On Thursday, for instance, Williams was able to clear the bench early and sit back and clap the last five minutes of KU’s 102-50 annihilation of North Carolina Asheville at Allen Fieldhouse.