Archive for Wednesday, January 15, 2003

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Sebelius protects education at expense of highways, local governments
January 15, 2003
(Updated Monday at 5:50 p.m.) Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday proposed protecting education from further budget cuts at the expense of cities, counties and highway projects.
Praeger issues winter storm warning to motorists
January 15, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 4:43 p.m.) With the first winter snowstorm headed to the area, State Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger of Lawrence on Wednesday urged motorists to use caution.
Heaviest snow to fall after midnight
January 15, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 3:14 p.m.) The brunt of the winter storm heading toward the Lawrence area will hit after midnight, leaving 3 to 6 inches of snow by Thursday morning, according to a local meteorologist.
Sebelius promotes acting secretary
January 15, 2003
Roger Werholtz, acting secretary of the Department of Corrections for the last four months, will continue to lead the agency under Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Owners Mattingly, Ripken moving team to Indiana
January 15, 2003
Don Mattingly is optimistic the arrival of pro baseball in downtown Evansville will help boost his hometown.
Manning staying in school
January 15, 2003
Mississippi quarterback Eli Manning will return for his senior season, skipping a chance to enter the NFL Draft.
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
January 15, 2003
City’s Kmart closing after nearly 30 years
326 stores folding nationwide
January 15, 2003
Attention shoppers: Kmart’s blue light special in Lawrence is about to end for good. Lawrence’s Kmart store at 3106 Iowa is among the 326 stores that the Detroit-based retailer plans to close later this year in an effort to emerge from bankruptcy, the company announced Tuesday.
Absences skyrocket as virus hits schools
Flu-like illness keeps hundreds of students at home
January 15, 2003
A flu-like virus is sweeping through Douglas County area schools, causing absentee rates to soar and forcing one private school in Lawrence to temporarily close.
Kansans nervously await new budget tonight
January 15, 2003
Needy Kansans hit by budget cuts are anxiously awaiting Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ budget proposal to see if she will come up with a plan to restore funding for those programs.
School board candidate quits after crime record surfaces
January 15, 2003
A candidate for Lawrence school board Tuesday quit the race after being questioned about a probation sentence he is serving in connection with a domestic disturbance.
6News video: Lawrence Kmart to close
January 15, 2003
6News reports on the news that the KMart store at 31st and Iowa Streets will be closing after 30 years.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ provides ways to jazz up meals during winter
January 15, 2003
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Jazz Up Your Everyday Meals.” Host Jayni Carey will prepare some winter meals, including the recipes below.
Expert stirs up simple ideas for creative homemade soups
January 15, 2003
Making homemade soup that’s out of the ordinary is simple and requires just a little imagination.
Food Briefs
January 15, 2003
¢ Organic, exotic foods expected to rule 2003 ¢ Butterball introduces new poultry products ¢ Magazine offers tips to reducing grocery bill
State workers join national GE strike
January 15, 2003
Strikers huddled for warmth around a burn barrel outside the shipping entrance gate at General Electric’s Arkansas City, plant Tuesday as the wind chill drove temperatures into the teens.
Briefly
January 15, 2003
¢ England: Police officer killed in counter-terror raid ¢ Mexico City: Giuliani sizes up crime-fighting efforts ¢ Japan: Visit to war shrine draws protests
Farmland reports $417 million in losses
January 15, 2003
Farmland Industries Inc., the nation’s largest agriculture cooperative, announced Tuesday it lost $417 million during the first quarter, including $424 million in charges related to the petroleum and fertilizer assets it plans to shed as part of its bankruptcy reorganization.
FCC chairman says changes in rules won’t restrict consumer telecom choices
January 15, 2003
The nation’s top communications regulator told lawmakers Tuesday that upcoming decisions on local phone competition and media ownership will not take choices away from consumers.
Greek Wedding’ to be updated for television series
January 15, 2003
The hit film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” will get a modern-day makeover when it’s transformed into a television series, its star and creator, Nia Vardalos, said.
Marion Talley Zumwalt DeGroot
January 15, 2003
6News video: Students honor civil rights leader with dinner
January 15, 2003
6News reports on Tuesday nights’ 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. dinner at New York Elementary.
Judge releases Diana Ross’ arrest tape
January 15, 2003
A judge on Tuesday ordered the release of a police videotape shot during Diana Ross’ arrest on suspicion of drunken driving, but without audio of her comments.
6News video: Rural water customers to tap into Johnson County supply
January 15, 2003
6News reports on the increasing need for water in Rural Water District number 4.
What’s in a name? Job bias
January 15, 2003
It helps to have a white-sounding first name when looking for work, a new study has found.
6Sports video: Graves continues to improve
January 15, 2003
6Sports reports on KU junior Jeff Graves.
Tippin’s seeks Chapter 11 bankruptcy
January 15, 2003
Tippin’s Restaurants Inc., a restaurant chain based in this Kansas City suburb, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Group names 10 most ‘endangered’ national parks
January 15, 2003
Air pollution, motorized vehicles and nearby development plans threaten some of the nation’s treasured national parks, adding to pressures from money woes and Bush administration policies, a park advocacy group says.
TVA to expand wind power
January 15, 2003
The Tennessee Valley Authority, founded in the 1930s to generate power from hydroelectric dams, has signed an agreement to expand its wind power generating facility, the public utility said Tuesday.
U. of Michigan to go smoke-free
January 15, 2003
The University of Michigan will join the ranks of hundreds of schools nationwide this fall when it bans smoking in its residence halls.
Donna Marie Larson
January 15, 2003
KU study abroad participation third among public universities
January 15, 2003
Erin Eastwood knew the best way to learn Spanish was to study in a Spanish-speaking country.
Party squabbles
January 15, 2003
Any political disputes raised by party elections to fill two local legislative seats should be settled and put aside so legislators can give their full attention to the problems facing the state.
House speaker deserves more respect
January 15, 2003
Not since Edgar Allan Poe demonstrated in “The Purloined Letter” how something can be hidden in plain view has anything so obvious been so widely overlooked.
Mideast peace conference opens
January 15, 2003
Palestinian officials speaking via video hookup Tuesday told an international conference on the Middle East that peace talks can resume only when suicide bombings stop and Israel eases restrictions on Palestinians.
Israel’s Labor Party refuses coalition with Sharon’s Likud
January 15, 2003
Israel’s opposition Labor Party declared Tuesday it wouldn’t join a government headed by Ariel Sharon — a move that further complicates the messy political scene and makes it highly unlikely any party can form a stable coalition following Jan. 28 elections.
Top 25 Men: No. 3 Pitt wins at WVU
January 15, 2003
With a strong fan following making the trip 70 miles to the south, No. 3 Pittsburgh had balanced scoring and shot 63 percent from the field in an 80-61 victory at West Virginia on Tuesday night.
Firebirds dominate Topeka Hayden
Three from FSHS qualify for state swim meet
January 15, 2003
Short two athletes and already faced with the grueling pace of a dual meet, members of the Free State High boys swim team were forced Tuesday to stroke faster and farther.
Study takes a new look at voter gender gap
January 15, 2003
Among the reasons Democrats have taken it on the chin is that their dependence on women voters is based on a flawed belief in sexual solidarity.
Area Boys Roundup: Osage City buries Baldwin
January 15, 2003
Osage City’s boys basketball team outscored Baldwin 13-3 in the first quarter Tuesday night and rolled to a 61-48 victory.
Area Girls Roundup: Bulldogs blast Indians, 71-19
January 15, 2003
Four Baldwin High girls scored in double figures — the most balanced effort for the Bulldogs (7-1) this season — and cruised to a 71-19 win Tuesday against Osage City.
NBA Roundup: Wizards wilt against Raptors
Developmental League pickups shine for Toronto
January 15, 2003
A couple of pickups from the Mobile Revelers and North Charleston Lowgators stunned Michael Jordan into silence.
NBA Briefs
January 15, 2003
¢ Charlotte to build $260 million arena ¢ Timberwolves’ guard out ¢ Davis to play tonight ¢ Italian League player poised to ink contract
Hutchinson board bans school chant for potentially offensive wording
January 15, 2003
A 102-year-old Hutchinson High School chant made up of apparent nonsense words was yanked after the school board deemed it potentially offensive.
Kentucky picketer killed by police car
January 15, 2003
General Electric Co. workers picketed at plants around the country Tuesday as thousands joined a two-day strike protesting an increase in health care co-payments. In Kentucky, a striker was killed by a police car.
NFL owners have plenty to talk about
Tempers likely to cool before league takes on overtime, officiating issues in March
January 15, 2003
The NFL playoffs have provided plenty of fodder for league owners, executives and coaches to discuss — with officiating and overtime at the top of the list.
Solich wanted to give up play calling a year ago
Nebraska head coach was reluctant to turn over inexperienced unit to new offensive coordinator
January 15, 2003
It shouldn’t be hard for Nebraska football coach Frank Solich to let someone else call the plays next season.
Senior Bowl key audition for prospects
Pro scouts evaluating talent
January 15, 2003
First there’s the weigh-in, often followed by a series of personality tests. Stop watches and cell phones are the tools of choice.
NFL Briefs
January 15, 2003
¢ Bettis to have surgery ¢ Texans sign son of Oiler ¢ Browns hire Dallas aide ¢ Ex-Giant’s girlfriend pleads guilty in death ¢ Del Rio eyes Jags job ¢ Rams hire assistant
Best players deserve test
Winners on PGA Tour consistently well under par
January 15, 2003
The PGA Tour already runs commercials to explain, “These guys are good.” It doesn’t need record scoring every week to drive home the point.
NHL bankruptcies don’t deter sponsors
Deal with Kellogg Company positive sign
January 15, 2003
On the day the Buffalo Sabres became the second NHL franchise in a week to declare bankruptcy, the league signed a $1 million sponsorship deal with the Kellogg Company.
Cincinnati selects Skins’ Lewis
Defensive coordinator NFL’s third black head coach
January 15, 2003
Marvin Lewis was hired Tuesday as head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, who haven’t had a winning season in the last 12 years.
NCAA seeks academic reform
Kansas University’s Hemenway says he wants to see package in place by April 2004
January 15, 2003
The NCAA’s first convention under new president Myles Brand ended Tuesday with the prospect of the rather stodgy, slow-moving organization becoming more dynamic.
Text of Sebelius’ State of the State address
January 15, 2003
Text of State of the State address as prepared for delivery Wednesday night by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
6Sports video: Firebird boys lose to Olathe South
January 15, 2003
6Sports reports on Tuesday night’s Free State boys basketball game against the undefeated Olathe South Falcons.
Postgame messy at this house
Campus groups make profit doing cleanup
January 15, 2003
Ellen Schieber sometimes can’t stand to watch the player introductions at Kansas University men’s basketball games.
Firebirds fall flat - Olathe South 56, FSHS boys 51
Free State misses 17 free throws in league loss
January 15, 2003
The difference between Free State High’s boys basketball team and Olathe South’s was two words. Free throws.
People
January 15, 2003
¢ Aretha’s house fire ruled arson ¢ Go ahead, walk all over her ¢ Children free to move with mom ¢ Pavarotti twin dies at birth
Cooking Q&A: Program can help seniors find path to better health
January 15, 2003
Soup Recipes
January 15, 2003
If you’re tired of the same old suppers, try one of this winter’s hottest food trends in restaurants and homes alike: a one-pot soup.
Prosecutors link teen to sniper attacks
January 15, 2003
Prosecutors looking to bring a death penalty case against 17-year-old sniper suspect John Lee Malvo said Tuesday that fingerprints on the murder weapon and other evidence linked him to three slayings and a fourth attack that left a man critically wounded.
Lions win nail-biter at buzzer
Lawrence High stops SM South, 54-53, on Winter’s rim-rattler
January 15, 2003
Lawrence High senior Noah Winter thought his last-second shot was sure to be a swish when he released it.
Jayhawks trying to snap Big 12 skid
KU has dropped 18 straight conference games since winning 2000-01 finale
January 15, 2003
Sooner or later, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team will halt its Big 12 Conference regular-season losing streak, now at 18 games.
State Board of Ed runs into deadlock selecting leaders
January 15, 2003
The Kansas Board of Education has long been a battleground between social conservatives and moderates, and Tuesday’s first meeting of the new board was no different.
Two file for city commission
Incumbent, newcomer announce candidacy
January 15, 2003
Two candidates — a rookie and an incumbent, both vowing to protect Lawrence’s neighborhoods — threw their hats into the ring Tuesday for Lawrence City Commission.
Pilots used pep pills before friendly fire bombing
January 15, 2003
Two U.S. pilots who mistakenly dropped a bomb that killed four Canadians in Afghanistan had been issued amphetamines before the mission to stay awake, a defense lawyer argued Tuesday at the opening of a military hearing to determine whether they should be court-martialed.
Goodyear Tire considering job cuts
January 15, 2003
The new chief executive of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is warning that the world’s largest tiremaker may cut jobs to reduce costs.
Reality shows take big bite out of network TV ratings
January 15, 2003
Who needs highly paid actors? A hunky construction worker, a love-starved former cheerleader and a hymn-singing teenager became stars in a landmark week for reality television.
Kansas Notebook: KU focused on Wyoming
Players not nervous because of possible milestone
January 15, 2003
Sure, Kansas University’s basketball players want their coach to claim career victory No. 400 tonight at Allen Fieldhouse.
Miller: This Kansas grad wild about Cowboys
January 15, 2003
Fennis Dembo was college basketball’s best player in 1988. OK, that Danny Manning fella was pretty good. But in Wyoming, Dembo was the man.
N. Korea poised to escalate weapons crisis
China offers to mediate; White House may consider food and energy aid
January 15, 2003
China offered Tuesday to be host to talks between the United States and North Korea in a bid to end their standoff, and the North warned it was running out of patience with Washington, threatening to exercise undefined “options.”
King Day festivities kick off
Commemorative events to include 18th annual Gospel Musical
January 15, 2003
Pauline Dulin says it all depends on the weather. If it’s decent, she said, the crowd for the Gospel Musical on Saturday night should be standing-room only. But if it’s nasty, there might be a place to sit down.
Water project a ‘bridge to future’
New pump station to use Johnson County supplies to meet demands
January 15, 2003
Douglas County Rural Water District No. 4 is preparing to pump $1.25 million into a project designed to satisfy the district’s growing thirst by tapping into a Johnson County water supply.
U.S., U.N. differ on Iraq outlook
Bush says Saddam running out of time; Annan hopeful war will be avoided
January 15, 2003
President Bush said Tuesday that he was “sick and tired” of Iraq’s failure to cooperate with the United Nations on disarmament and warned that “time is running out.’
Bush says welfare recipients should work 40-hour weeks
January 15, 2003
At the White House, President Bush on Tuesday called for welfare recipients to work more hours. In state capitals throughout the United States, welfare officials asked: How?
Board candidate opposes proposed bond issue
January 15, 2003
The single parent of two special-needs Lawrence public school students filed Tuesday for a school board seat.
Hawks taking PGA Tour by storm
Hartford mentioned among college powerhouses now with three players on tour
January 15, 2003
Colleges that supply the PGA Tour with the most players include Oklahoma State, UCLA, Texas and Arizona.
Yankees introduce Matsui
News conference for newest player befitting head of state
January 15, 2003
Even the mayor showed up to greet Godzilla. For Hideki Matsui’s formal introduction to New York, he was given a news conference befitting a head of state: Hundreds of reporters and dozens of camera crews filled a hotel meeting room, Yankees manager Joe Torre interrupted his Hawaiian vacation, and Roger Clemens came up from Texas.
West Wing’ goes on the road again
January 15, 2003
Can another road trip save “The West Wing” (8 p.m., NBC) from its lackluster season?
Business Briefcase
January 15, 2003
¢ BNSF lays off hundreds ¢ Utility: Westar names CFO ¢ Railroad: Union Pacific begins cuts ¢ Bankruptcy: Toy store chain files for Chapter 11 protection
Daily ticker
January 15, 2003
Peppers can create healthy meal
January 15, 2003
What’s for dinner tonight? Without much fuss, a meal for four can be centered on a main course of peppers stuffed with sirloin, cheese and rice, an easy, gratifyingly low-fat version of a classic favorite.
Area briefs
January 15, 2003
¢ Baldwin police file suit ¢ Senator apologizes over DUI arrest ¢ 46 seek positions on court of appeals ¢ City plans extension of George Williams Way ¢ KU seeks input on scholarship hall
Confederate flag battle moves to Missouri
January 15, 2003
State officials took down Confederate flags at two historic sites Tuesday after Democratic presidential hopeful Dick Gephardt said they shouldn’t be flown anywhere.
James P. Heavin
January 15, 2003
Merlyn D. Worden
January 15, 2003
Troops seize police weapons
January 15, 2003
Soldiers loyal to President Hugo Chavez seized riot gear — including submachine guns and shotguns — from Caracas’ police department Tuesday in what the opposition mayor called a deliberate effort to undermine him.
Briefly
January 15, 2003
¢ New York City: U.S. abortion rate continues to decline ¢ New Jersey: Teen arraigned in boy’s death ¢ Miami: Businessman pardoned by Clinton arrested ¢ California: Judge won’t block tree’s relocation
Local Briefs
January 15, 2003
¢ Snow expected tonight ¢ Police: Authorities seek information in Baldwin district break-ins ¢ Politics: Sebelius tops record for campaign spending ¢ Crime: Police still searching for suspect in robbery
The art of fine dining
Pachamama’s: Recipe for success
January 15, 2003
Recent times have not been kind to fine-dining restaurants in Lawrence.
Former president visits Salina
January 15, 2003
Former President George H.W. Bush told Kansas business leaders Tuesday the world is a safer place today than when he was president. “Despite international terror, it is a safer world,” the elder Bush said.
On the record
January 15, 2003
Map key to starting indoors
January 15, 2003
Last week I talked about the equipment necessary for starting vegetable seeds indoors, and I want to continue in this vein.
Hatred of America part of daily doctrine for North Koreans
January 15, 2003
“Let’s exterminate our sworn enemy U.S. imperialists!” reads a slogan inside North Korean jet cockpits, sailors’ cabins and army guard posts. In schools, teachers tell students Americans are “two-legged wolves” and the United States is a “hotbed of all evils swarming with beggars.”
Williams going for career win No. 400 tonight
January 15, 2003
Roy Williams likes for his Kansas University basketball team to play a difficult schedule.
Commutations a mistake
January 15, 2003
The commutation of the sentences of more than 160 inmates on Illinois’ death row by Republican Gov. George Ryan just two days before he left office is a miscarriage of justice.
Sweeney to visit Allen Fieldhouse
January 15, 2003
Kansas City first baseman Mike Sweeney will be in Allen Fieldhouse tonight as part of the Royals annual winter caravan.
Horoscopes
January 15, 2003
Briefly
January 15, 2003
¢ Paris: Crude bomb found in basilica ¢ Utah: ‘Porn czar’ job eliminated ¢ Washington, D.C.: Sanctity of Life Day declared ¢ Washington, D.C.: Blood banks make appeal
What happens after Saddam?
January 15, 2003
Americans have never liked to think of their country as an imperial power. President Bush emphasized that “America has no empire to extend or utopia to establish” when he spoke to graduating cadets at West Point.
County probation program may cut positions
January 15, 2003
The state’s tight budget is hampering job training and supervision for people on probation in Douglas County, a county official said Tuesday.