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Cowpokes mosey into town for event
January 18, 2003
James George squinted with his left eye and gestured with his right hand as he talked about life as a wild West lawman.
KDOT edict could mean indefinite court delays for trafficway
January 18, 2003
It appears one of the casualties of Kansas’ severe financial problems may be any hope of getting started in the near future on land acquisition and construction of the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Rancher awaits FDA ruling on cloning
January 18, 2003
The five jet black bulls trotting around Dean Kephart’s red-dirt ranch have the same wide rump, long neck and stubby horns.
Manufacturing, trade deficit figure disappoint
January 18, 2003
Manufacturing stumbled in December, and November’s trade deficit swelled to a record. The figures underscored challenges that face a struggling U.S. economy.
LHS grad beams KU hoops to millions
January 18, 2003
Huddled in a satellite truck outside Allen Fieldhouse, Matt Roberts and Mike Scarcello were sipping coffee and talking about an upcoming trip to Des Moines.
Life sentence can deliver justice
January 18, 2003
Forgive me, but I’m about to speak heresy. Blame the outgoing governor of Illinois, who last week emptied his state’s death row. George Ryan commuted to life in prison the death sentences of 167 condemned criminals.
KU women hope to end skid
Washington’s team has dropped 19 straight in Big 12
January 18, 2003
Enough with the so-close-yet-so-far stuff. Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington wants a Big 12 Conference victory — sooner, rather than later.
NBA Roundup: Yao is match for Shaq
Rockets stop Lakers in overtime, 108-104
January 18, 2003
All it took was 3 minutes for Yao Ming to show Shaquille O’Neal that this would no mismatch.
Webber faces additional charges
January 18, 2003
Chris Webber faces additional charges on accusations he lied to a grand jury about his dealings with a Michigan basketball booster.
Promise to vets must stand
January 18, 2003
As thousands of U.S. military men and women ship out to the Middle East, the veterans from World War II and Korea — men who faced death and lived to tell about it — are gearing up for a fight, too.
Briefly
January 18, 2003
¢ Lawrence: Candidate’s filing means city commission primary ¢ Kansas City, Mo.: ‘Motor-home’ suspect gets 5 years for robbery ¢ Kansas City, Mo.: Italian organ caps cathedral renovation
Harold M. Cain
January 18, 2003
Robert Douglas
January 18, 2003
Twins give Hunter $32 million pact
Pitcher Maddux will seek $16 million from Atlanta Braves in arbitration
January 18, 2003
Greg Maddux asked for $16 million in arbitration Friday, and Torii Hunter received the biggest deal among the dozens of players who settled their cases, agreeing to a $32 million, four-year contract with Minnesota.
Camby returns but makes early exit
January 18, 2003
Denver Nuggets forward/center Marcus Camby, sidelined all season following hip surgery, started Friday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers but was injured 17 seconds into the game.
Anniversaries
January 18, 2003
Religion briefs
January 18, 2003
¢ Calvary Temple Assembly of God ¢ Central United Methodist Church ¢ Clinton Parkway Assembly of God ¢ First Baptist Church ¢ Lawrence Wesleyan Church ¢ Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship ¢ Plymouth Congregational Church ¢ St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church ¢ Second Christian Church ¢ Trinity Episcopal Church ¢ Trinity Lutheran Church ¢ Unity Church of Lawrence ¢ Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence
Western band swings into town
January 18, 2003
KU Basketball Notes: Jayhawks to honor Gooden tonight
January 18, 2003
Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams received some congratulatory phone calls after Wednesday night’s 98-70 win against Wyoming — the 400th victory of his 15-year career.
Jayhawks aim to extend Sunflower streak
Williams’ teams have won 24 straight against KSU since loss in 1994
January 18, 2003
Kansas University’s basketball players don’t spend much time talking about “The Streak.”
People
January 18, 2003
¢ No love for ‘lewd jokes’ ¢ Lee says TV should get real ¢ Angel thanks God for good health ¢ Brown gets 8-day jail sentence
Cougars stifle Lions - SM Northwest 57, LHS 53
January 18, 2003
Chris Davis couldn’t remember if any of his Lawrence High boys basketball teams had ever recorded more three-point goals than two-pointers in a game. “No coach has had that happen often,” Davis said. It happened Friday night to the Lions, and it didn’t do them any good in a 57-53 loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest in the LHS gym.
Bush to visit St. Louis
January 18, 2003
President Bush will travel Wednesday to St. Louis to promote his economic plan, the White House said Friday.
Scotland, PA’ offers sounds of the ‘70s
January 18, 2003
Inspired by his scheming wife (Maura Tierney), the hapless manager (James LeGros) of a greasy spoon uses murder to get ahead in “Scotland, PA” (8 p.m., Sundance).
Schools register 123 fire code violations
January 18, 2003
Fire code inspectors found more than 100 safety violations in their latest inspection of Lawrence public schools.
Society Calendar
January 18, 2003
Around and about
January 18, 2003
Weddings
January 18, 2003
Lyrics to teen music leave negative impressions
January 18, 2003
Can you illustrate your concerns about the lyrics of contemporary teen music, especially as they relate to attitudes toward parents?
Saddam declares Iraq ready for U.S. attack
January 18, 2003
Brushing aside any hint of compromise, Saddam Hussein proclaimed Friday that Iraq was ready for war with the United States and warned that his enemies would be driven to suicide at the walls of Baghdad.
Anti-war movement boasts increased diversity, clout
January 18, 2003
As Americans who oppose a war on Iraq gear up for national protests today and Sunday, activists say they are just starting to find their voice and flex their muscle, and that their coalition is much more diverse than the early opponents of U.S. military action in Vietnam.
Bankruptcies reach record high in Kansas
January 18, 2003
Bankruptcies in Kansas soared to record levels last year as layoffs in the aviation industry and drought took their toll on urban and rural households alike.
Ex-priest gets probation in solicitation
Term to begin after time served in Douglas County case
January 18, 2003
A former priest already sentenced to prison for inappropriately touching a 15-year-old boy in 1998 received probation Friday for two counts of inappropriately soliciting the same boy.
Lawrence chamber CEO job draws 100 applicants
January 18, 2003
About 100 people are interested in becoming the next president and chief executive of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
Woo hoo! ‘Simpsons’ to set sitcom record
January 18, 2003
Perpetual 10-year-old Bart, his clueless dad Homer and the rest of the Simpsons clan are about to go into TV history as stars of the longest-running sitcom ever.
Shepherd to do diva duty in ‘Martha Inc.’ TV story
January 18, 2003
NBC has found someone to play Martha Stewart in its upcoming TV movie about the domestic diva, reports Entertainment Weekly.
NBC pins network hopes on ‘Friends,’ ‘West Wing’
January 18, 2003
“The West Wing” will serve two more seasons, but it’s definitely curtains for “Friends” after next season, NBC Entertainment President Jeff Zucker said Friday.
Highway patrol wins lawsuit against former official’s group
January 18, 2003
The Kansas Highway Patrol does not have to pay a year’s rent on a building it now owns, according to a Shawnee County District judge’s ruling Friday.
On the record
January 18, 2003
Officials seek U.S. solution with N. Korea
New S. Korean leader requests negotiations, but Bush only willing to talk
January 18, 2003
South Korea’s president-elect pressed the United States on Friday to enter direct negotiations with North Korea, and an envoy from Russia — which has been urged to intervene with the North — said Washington must take the lead in dealing with the crisis.
Rice differs on affirmative action case
January 18, 2003
National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice said Friday race could be a factor in selecting colleges’ students, embracing a cornerstone of affirmative action that President Bush has avoided.
Ridge nears confirmation as homeland security chief
January 18, 2003
Tom Ridge sailed through Senate confirmation hearings Friday on his way to becoming the nation’s first Homeland Security Department chief and taking on the task of harnessing a giant federal bureaucracy responsible for protecting America from terrorist attack.
Health officials defend smallpox vaccination program
Medical advisory committee urges caution with plan; meanwhile, CDC prepares first shipment to 11 states
January 18, 2003
Government health officials insisted Friday that President Bush’s smallpox vaccination program would move forward as planned, despite a drumbeat of calls to slow it.
Donna D. McElwain
January 18, 2003
Lyle T. Mossman
January 18, 2003
Phyllis Anne Johnson
January 18, 2003
Judge rules Kansas can’t sue over CEO pay at Health Midwest
January 18, 2003
Health Midwest’s compensation of chief executive officer Richard W. Brown can’t be challenged by the Kansas attorney general, a judge ruled Thursday.
6Sports video: 11-point second half dooms Chieftains
January 18, 2003
6sports reports on Friday’s Tonganoxie boys basketball game against the Bonner Springs Braves.
Sue Morgan to run again
School board race expands with filing of former president
January 18, 2003
The field of candidates for Lawrence school board expanded Friday with the unexpected filing by incumbent Sue Morgan.
White House approves emergency coverage limits
January 18, 2003
Poor people on Medicaid seeking emergency care may have a more difficult time getting coverage by managed care organizations under a new policy by the Bush administration.
6News video: Hundreds gather for cowboy conference
January 18, 2003
6News reports on the first ever Lawrence Cowboy Winter Gathering.
6News video: Budget, education topics at Capital Connections
January 18, 2003
6News reports on Fridays Capital Connections meeting held in Lawrence.
Wrong image
January 18, 2003
6Sports video: KU men hoping to extend streaks
January 18, 2003
6Sports reports on tonight’s KU mens basketball game against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Sebelius fills Cabinet vacancies
January 18, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius completed her Cabinet appointments Friday, naming an acting commissioner of juvenile justice and acting secretaries of aging and agriculture.
State to receive $2 million for computers
January 18, 2003
A nonprofit foundation will donate $2 million worth of laptop computers and printers to Kansas schools, community groups and individuals over four years, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius announced Friday.
Hawks sweep Firebirds
Losing streaks continue for FSHS boys, girls
January 18, 2003
It wasn’t a game-winning buzzer beater, but it was close enough. And it certainly propelled Olathe East High past Free State, 67-53, on Friday.
Serena scores quick win
Clijsters cruises; Safin withdraws
January 18, 2003
One embarrassing swing-and-miss aside, Serena Williams is steadily sharpening her game as she draws within four victories of a “Serena Slam.”
Seabury squads each lose handily
January 18, 2003
Seabury Academy has experienced better nights on the basketball court.
Defensive switch key to Eudora win
January 18, 2003
It appeared to be a smart coaching move, backed up by strategy and first-half observation.
Supreme Court accepts Georgia redistricting appeal
January 18, 2003
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to clarify how legislative line-drawing must be done to protect the voting rights of minorities, a subject that has sharply divided the court in the past.
Area Boys Roundup: Ottawa nips Atchison, 80-73
Baldwin falls to G-E; Lansing, McLouth, P-L each lose
January 18, 2003
Ottawa High’s boys basketball team made 20-of-29 free-throw attempts Friday night and edged Atchison, 80-73, for the Cyclones’ eighth straight victory.
Haskell women clobber Peru St.
January 18, 2003
Haskell Indian Nations University women’s basketball coach Phil Homeratha left Coffin Sports Complex early Friday because of a headache.
Area Girls Roundup: Wilson sets school scoring record as Perry-Lecompton earns first win
January 18, 2003
Shannon Wilson scored a game-high 25 points to become Perry-Lecompton’s all-time leading scorer, helping first-year coach Kevin Bost earn his first career victory in the Kaws’ 49-39 girls basketball victory Friday night at KC Piper.
Engagements
January 18, 2003
FCE and 4-H news
January 18, 2003
Club news
January 18, 2003
Local briefs
January 18, 2003
¢ Government: Area lawmakers named to legislative committees ¢ Transit: Swim meet to alter Lawrence bus routes
Fire inspection infractions listed by location
January 18, 2003
Here are the number of fire code infractions found during inspections by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical at each school in the Lawrence school district.
Spirituality
January 18, 2003
¢ Dalai Lama tells Buddhists to reject materialism ¢ Clergy accuses bishop of violating teaching
Congregation bars women from voting
January 18, 2003
A Lutheran congregation is losing members over a decision to maintain a policy barring women from voting on church issues.
Ashcroft’s speech draws ire of critics
January 18, 2003
Quoting Scripture, Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft may have sounded more like a preacher than a politician at an address to a conference of religious groups.
College briefs
January 18, 2003
¢ Missouri guard charged with domestic assault ¢ Bradley’s leader quits ¢ Huskies recruit eligible ¢ Mountaineers tap coach ¢ Saint Louis coach ailing ¢ UConn closing on record
Horoscopes
January 18, 2003
NFL Notebook: Falcons fire QB coach
Burns canned despite Vick’s success
January 18, 2003
Falcons quarterbacks coach Jack Burns was fired Friday after a season in which he helped Michael Vick earn a trip to the Pro Bowl.
KU to open baseball season in paradise
Price era to begin with six games in Hawaii
January 18, 2003
With frigid temperatures and several inches of snow hitting Lawrence this week, you can’t blame Kansas University’s baseball team for wanting to get this season under way.
Mayer: Kansas loaded with shooters
January 18, 2003
Probably won’t happen, but this Kansas team has the tools and the anchorman to give college basketball a little different look between now and March.
Alex Conchola
January 18, 2003
County resident named to ag post
Sebelius rejects nominations, appoints Foley as acting secretary
January 18, 2003
Douglas County native Greg Foley was named acting secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture Friday, but it’s uncertain whether he’ll be Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ ultimate choice to fill the Cabinet-level position.
Briefly
January 18, 2003
¢ Washington, D.C.: Senate debate continues on federal spending bill ¢ Texas: Texas A&M officials work to cancel offensive party ¢ Mexico City: Mexican drug agency closed; agent corruption suspected ¢ Ivory Coast: U.N. agency offers assistance to refugees caught in fighting
Briefly
January 18, 2003
¢ Venezuela: Chavez orders troops to seize beverage plants ¢ Detroit: Kmart fires executives who received loans ¢ Connecticut: Interstate 95 crash kills Yale students ¢ Chicago: New study suggests genetic link to SIDS ¢ Denver: Police: Fifth-graders tried to poison student
Lecompton pastor makes transition
UMC leader goes from serving country to serving God
January 18, 2003
Trudi Michaux had an idea, in the back of her mind, that her husband eventually would decide to become a pastor.
KU students, campus staff ministry create anti-war resolution
January 18, 2003
A delegation of Kansas University students and campus ministry staff recently has added its voice to those of other Americans who have expressed opposition to a possible pre-emptive military strike by the United States against Iraq.
Bush re-election depends on world peace
January 18, 2003
One story line from the capital: President Bush will have a good war, his economic offensive shows that he will avoid the domestic traps that caught his father, his popularity will remain high, and he’ll roll to a second term in 2004.
Economy won’t recover quickly, lawmakers warn
Local legislators indicate financial priorities at meeting
January 18, 2003
The Kansas Legislature may have started a new session in a new year, but once again, it faces a budget crisis — so be patient.
Scouting news
January 18, 2003
Briefcase
January 18, 2003
¢ Stocks fall on outlooks from Microsoft, IBM ¢ Westar: Sale of ONEOK stock OK’d by state regulators ¢ Aviation: Government approves alliance between airlines ¢ Wall Street: GE earnings drop
Out of the way
January 18, 2003
The Kansas Senate leadership is right to demand that its members be part of the solution rather than creating more problems.