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Boys questioned about smoke bombs at Central Junior High
January 22, 2003
(Web Posted Wednesday at 4:27 p.m.) Three juvenile boys have been questioned by Lawrence Police in an investigation earlier this month into smoke bomb incidents in Central Junior High School.
KU announces merit scholars
January 22, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 12:45 p.m.) Kansas University’s office of admissions and scholarships on Wednesday announced the names of 118 freshman national merit scholars for this academic year, including five students from Lawrence.
Wind chills near minus 20 expected overnight
January 22, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 5:10 p.m.) Lawrence was blanketed by an inch of snow Wednesday, making sidewalks and streets slick. But another hazard is expected Wednesday night — wind chills nearing minus 20, says a local meteorologist.
Whittemore’s knee improving
January 22, 2003
When Kansas University begins spring football drills March 10, Bill Whittemore expects to be ready to play.
District’s plan favors Lawrence architects
Four firms to flesh out vision behind bond issue
January 22, 2003
Four Lawrence architecture firms have been selected to design major projects that are part of the school district’s proposed $59 million bond issue, officials said Tuesday.
Kingpin’ to have triple exposure
Drug-cartel drama will air on NBC, Telemundo, Bravo
January 22, 2003
NBC’s new drug cartel drama “Kingpin” will be pulling triple duty, airing in Spanish on Telemundo and in a racier version on the Bravo cable channel.
Fox plans to roll out its new shows in summer
January 22, 2003
Bucking decades of television tradition, Fox Broadcasting Co. plans to launch some of its new shows in the summer instead of fall.
Quality care
January 22, 2003
Cost of care
January 22, 2003
Phil H. Rueschhoff
January 22, 2003
Sebelius stresses small savings
January 22, 2003
The gold-embossed state seal that adorns many state employees’ business cards may become as rare as buffalo on open prairie if Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has her way.
Senate committee hears opponents of state’s criminal defamation law
January 22, 2003
A Kansas law permitting prosecutions for libel is the kind of measure for which the United States condemns other nations, proponents of abolishing the law told a Senate committee Tuesday.
Bills beyond reach of beating victim
Expenses expected to top $10,000; no charges filed in December assault
January 22, 2003
A gay man who suffered two broken jaws, a broken nose and fractured eye socket during a beating last month says his medical bills will be at least $10,000.
Sluggish sales cause Sportcenter to close
January 22, 2003
Another Lawrence store is set to slide out of business due to the slow economy.
Sprint reaches settlement with workers
January 22, 2003
Sprint Corp. reached tentative deals with workers in five states who had threatened to walk off the job Tuesday if contract issues were not settled before an early afternoon deadline.
Proposed quarry expansion upsets property owners near rural site
January 22, 2003
Bob Miller figures that a few strands of barbed wire fence are all that stand between his two-bedroom home and the looming expansion of a quarry operation 1,000 feet away.
Illegal immigrants lobby for getting drivers’ licenses
January 22, 2003
Proponents of allowing illegal immigrants to obtain Kansas driver’s licenses pressed their case Tuesday with legislators and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
School board slate grows to 13
January 22, 2003
Seven people jumped into the Lawrence school board race before Tuesday’s deadline, forcing a primary election to trim the 13-candidate field.
Lois Ann Carnahan
January 22, 2003
Emma Elletta Hargadine
January 22, 2003
Hugh Melvyn Goldberg
January 22, 2003
Late filings fill city, school races, force primaries
24 candidates to vie for seven positions
January 22, 2003
A slew of last-minute filings Tuesday — including Eddie Lehman, who’s running for both city and school board posts — ensured there would be a February primary election for both the Lawrence City Commission and the Lawrence school board.
Traffic stops end in chases by police, sheriff’s officers
January 22, 2003
Two traffic stops Monday night, one each by Lawrence Police and Douglas County Sheriff’s officers, turned into foot chases and led to the recovery of illegal drugs, police reported.
Poll shows opposition to Iraq action growing
January 22, 2003
A majority of Americans, 54 percent, say they fear the Bush administration will move too quickly to take military action against Iraq, according to a new poll .
N. Korea dodges nuclear issues with South
January 22, 2003
North Korea said today it has no intention of making nuclear weapons but stopped short of promising to halt its nuclear weapons programs, officials said.
K.C. standout wavering
January 22, 2003
The rivals.com Web site has removed Kansas City Schlagle High football standout Rashaad Norwood from Kansas University’s commitment list.
Collins headed to UNC
January 22, 2003
University of North Carolina tennis coach Jen Callen has announced the signing of Lawrence’s Caitlin Collins to a national letter of intent.
HINU women survive Central Christian
January 22, 2003
Playing undermanned and on the road, the Haskell Indian Nations University women’s basketball squad claimed a solid 62-57 overtime victory on Tuesday against Central Christian College.
6News video: Last minute candidates will send voters to primaries
January 22, 2003
6News reports on the candidates for the Lawrence School Board.
Robinson sentenced to death
January 22, 2003
John E. Robinson Sr. showed little emotion Tuesday. Judge John Anderson III showed even less mercy, sentencing Robinson to death for murdering two women and stuffing their bodies into barrels on his rural Kansas property.
Seattle’s Forte balks at move to injured list
January 22, 2003
Seattle reserve guard Joseph Forte feels he spent enough time on the injured list last season. He doesn’t want to go back now.
NBA Briefs
January 22, 2003
¢ ESPN ratings soar for Shaq vs. Yao ¢ Walker could miss up to two weeksNBA strikes deal with satellite radio
6News video: United Way campaign breaks record, falls short of goal
January 22, 2003
6News reports on the 2002-2003 United Way fundraising campaign.
6News video: Event to raise money to help victim pay medical bills
January 22, 2003
6News reports on Jeffrey Medis who was attacked outside the Replay Lounge in early December.
Texas’ Conradt could get win No. 800 tonight
January 22, 2003
When Jody Conradt started out, she was a physical education teacher who didn’t get paid to coach.
6News video: Annual party celebrates museums founder
January 22, 2003
6News reports on the event at the Watkins Community Museum on Tuesday to help raise money for repairs to the museum.
6Sports video: KU men preparing for tough stretch
January 22, 2003
6Sports reports on the KU men’s basketball team’s upcoming games.
6Sports video: New coach surprised at amount of talent on team
January 22, 2003
6Sports reports on first year KU baseball coach Rich Price’s thoughts on the KU baseball team.
Lineman opts for KU
January 22, 2003
Chuck Jones, a 6-foot-4, 275-pound defensive lineman from Pasadena (Calif.) City College, plans to continue his football career at Kansas University.
Howard M. Edman
January 22, 2003
Briefly
January 22, 2003
¢ Virginia: Sniper suspect faces capital murder charges ¢ Florida: Clonaid executive ordered to testify
Meal portions growing even at home, study finds
January 22, 2003
Americans aren’t just supersizing their portions in fast-food restaurants, they’re doing it in their own kitchens.
Mill Valley edges Wellsville
January 22, 2003
Mill Valley boys basketball coach Jason Bogart finally took a deep breath Tuesday after his team stumbled to a 57-50 victory over Wellsville.
Ottawa inches past Baldwin
January 22, 2003
Baldwin High slowed Ottawa down, but BHS couldn’t stop the Cyclones completely. The Cyclones, ranked No. 1 in Class 4A entering Tuesday’s first round of the Baldwin Invitational, had run teams out of the gym, averaging 81 points per game.
Firebirds dominate home triangular
January 22, 2003
Another home swim meet, another Free State High record broken — or three. The Firebirds dominated Tuesday’s triangular at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, outscoring Blue Valley West by 76 points and Blue Valley by 111.
Contenders seek changes to Lawrence commission
January 22, 2003
Four more candidates joined the race for Lawrence City Commission before Tuesday’s filing deadline, bringing the field to 11.
Largest minority group in U.S. now Hispanics
January 22, 2003
Hispanics have surged past blacks and now constitute the largest minority group in the United States, a status Latino leaders are sure to use to push for political and economic advances.
NBA Roundup: Smart loses in debut
Cleveland coach sees squad fall to Magic, 103-94
January 22, 2003
Keith Smart watched from a new courtside seat, but saw a familiar game. Tracy McGrady scored 35 points and spoiled Smart’s coaching debut with Cleveland, leading the Orlando Magic to a 103-94 victory Tuesday night against the Cavaliers.
LHS grad’s connections mean mom’s going to Super Bowl
January 22, 2003
What you know never hurts, but whom you know … well, that can send you to the Super Bowl.
More nations line up against U.S.
January 22, 2003
France, Germany, Russia and China have made it clear they will not be rushed by Washington’s timetable for war against Iraq, despite threats by the White House to move against Saddam Hussein without their approval.
On anniversary of Roe, legislator wants insurers to pay for contraceptives
January 22, 2003
The first fight about abortion this year may be about birth control. Anti-abortion and abortion-rights advocates are preparing to rally and lobby lawmakers today as part of the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. Wade, which legalized abortion throughout the United States.
It’s not a perfect world
January 22, 2003
Perhaps, in the best of all worlds, only the students with the highest grades would enter colleges and universities.
People
January 22, 2003
¢ Singer diagnosed with cancer ¢ Chan has limits on stunts ¢ Belafonte keeps up criticism ¢ Fame in the balance
Desires reversed as couples grow older
January 22, 2003
Love and sex are more important to a happy marriage for men in their late 50s and early 60s than at any other time in their lives, a new survey says. Unfortunately for them, that’s just when intimacy becomes less important to women.
City goes outside law to bring homeless inside
January 22, 2003
A shelter for homeless people under the influence of alcohol can open within weeks — but only because the Lawrence City Commission has decided to ignore the law.
A guide on when to plant vegetables
January 22, 2003
People who have neither an active nor a passive interest in growing vegetables should probably find another article in the paper to read. As promised, this third installment on preseason gardening will address the planting schedule.
Idol’ chatter cuts through competition
January 22, 2003
Simon’s back, and the knives are out. “If you lived 2,000 years ago and sang like that, I think they would have stoned you,” judge Simon Cowell told one hapless contestant Tuesday on the return of Fox’s “American Idol.”
Plan encourages entrepreneurs
January 22, 2003
Lawrence economic development officials would aggressively raise money to help local entrepreneurs, under a plan unveiled Tuesday. They also would help the region pursue a federal National Heritage Area designation to lure tourism dollars to the area.
United Way tops record
Fund raising reaches $1.425 million but short of goal
January 22, 2003
Lawrence agencies sighed relief Tuesday when they learned the slow economy didn’t stop United Way of Douglas County from posting a fund-raising record of an estimated $1.425 million.
Bush to propose 4 percent budget growth
January 22, 2003
President Bush will propose boosting overall spending for federal agencies next year by 4 percent, less than half the growth expected this year, the White House budget director said Tuesday.
Teen-ager from Virginia working for ABC Sports
January 22, 2003
That kid hanging out on the field at Super Bowl media day was not a gate-crasher.
Gruden already weary of questions about Oakland
January 22, 2003
Squinting into the sunlight, glaring down at the reporters, Jon Gruden did his best to be a good sport. It wasn’t easy.
Big 12 Men: OSU outlasts Bears
Allen lifts Cowboys to 67-64 OT win
January 22, 2003
Tony Allen bounced back big from his lowest-scoring game of the season for No. 13 Oklahoma State.
Top 25 Roundup: Unranked Ole Miss hammers Alabama
January 22, 2003
Alabama brought out the best in Mississippi — again. Aaron Harper scored a career-high 28 points to lead Mississippi to a 76-57 victory over No. 15 Alabama on Tuesday night, the third straight season the Crimson Tide has been blown out at Tad Smith Coliseum.
Fake lab tests may jeopardize environment
January 22, 2003
Private laboratories are increasingly being caught falsifying test results for water supplies, petroleum products, underground tanks and soil, hampering the government’s ability to ensure Americans are protected by environmental laws, investigators say.
Briefly
January 22, 2003
¢ California: Fugitive convicted on rape charges ¢ California: Husband’s search gives burglars opportunity ¢ Texas: Professor free on bond in bubonic plague case
They’ve owned us’
CU’s Harrison hopes to end slide against KU
January 22, 2003
Don’t call it Border War II just yet. “I wouldn’t call it a rivalry unless there’s a win on both sides. They’ve owned us for 10 years,” shrugged Colorado center David Harrison, not about to elevate the Kansas University-Colorado men’s basketball series to KU-Missouri status.
New Raiders up to same old tricks
Veteran receivers Brown, Rice blame ABC for being late to media day activities
January 22, 2003
So what if this is the NFL’s big show. The Oakland Raiders clearly have their own schedule. And if it’s their desire to add to their mystique this week, they are off to a pretty good start.
Area Boys Roundup: Effingham hammers P-L, 59-39
January 22, 2003
Spencer Kennedy scored 15 points for Perry-Lecompton in Tuesday’s quarterfinal round of the McLouth Invitational, but the Kaws couldn’t compete with Effingham’s offensive effort and lost, 59-39.
Sybil Culvahouse
January 22, 2003
Buccaneers: From Titanic to pirate ship
Glazer’s desire to buy big-time talent transformed team from perennial disaster into Super Bowl squad
January 22, 2003
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the Super Bowl, and they just might have the NFL’s greatest defense ever. The offense isn’t too bad, either.
Rose Lee Douglass
January 22, 2003
Michael L. ‘Mickey’ Yost
January 22, 2003
Home builders post strong year
Low mortgage rates fuel nation’s best housing year since 1986
January 22, 2003
Construction of new homes and apartments posted an unexpectedly strong gain of 5 percent in December as the housing industry wrapped up its best performance in 16 years, a building boom fueled by the lowest mortgage rates in four decades.
United Way, Chamber to recognize charitable firms
January 22, 2003
Douglas County businesses have another reason to support area charitable causes — a new award sponsored by the United Way of Douglas County and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
Business Briefcase
January 22, 2003
¢ Energizer Holdings hops into shaving business ¢ Alliance: Airlines to ignore government restrictions ¢ Banking: CapFed increases quarterly dividend ¢ Utility: Aquila salaries criticized
Daily ticker
January 22, 2003
Northeast U.S. in a deep freeze
January 22, 2003
The Northeast has been seized by extreme cold for more than a week now, with wind-chill readings so low that even hardy Vermonters are thinking twice about going outside.
NASCAR ponders race changes
Kansas Speedway could land additional race in 2004
January 22, 2003
NASCAR put tracks on notice Tuesday that the 2004 Winston Cup schedule could look a lot different under a realignment plan that might move races to different parts of the country, including the Kansas Speedway.
Practice uniforms altered
January 22, 2003
Teams will have new styles for their batting practice jerseys and caps this season, the commissioner’s office said Tuesday.
Philanthropist of bygone era inspires museum celebration
January 22, 2003
A wedding reception Tuesday night in Lawrence had a barbershop quartet, catered pastries and more than 100 guests.
On the record
January 22, 2003
Area Girls Roundup: Pair leads Charger punch
Ball, Pryor combine for 43 in SFT win; P-L, Eudora victorious
January 22, 2003
For Santa Fe Trail, it just took two. Melissa Ball scored 23 points and Alexis Pryor added a career-high 20, outscoring Paola by themselves and helping the Chargers improve to 9-1 with a 58-42 victory Tuesday.
Super spuds
Potatoes can provide healthy snacks
January 22, 2003
Here’s some fan fare that’s easy to make, that tastes hearty without being a diet disaster, and for which you raid your potato bin.
Vegetarian appetizers can satisfy football fans
January 22, 2003
It doesn’t take spareribs and chicken wings to score a Super Bowl party touchdown. Your heart may be in the big game, but that doesn’t mean you have to eat like a player.
Cooking Q&A: Parents key to children’s health
January 22, 2003
Iraq, North Korea not the same
January 22, 2003
With the day of reckoning with Iraq looming, those who would rather ignore the threat posed by Saddam Hussein have found a new red herring in North Korea.
Area briefs
January 22, 2003
¢ Water Authority to meet Thursday ¢ Commission to hear revised apartments plan ¢ Hays Reserve unit prepares for deployment ¢ Former House member Kenny King dead at 72
KU Women: Oklahoma next test for Kansas
KU seeks first Big 12 win against No. 22 Sooners
January 22, 2003
Few teams, especially rebuilding ones, prefer to play ranked teams. Squads with no seniors and a slew of freshman aren’t expected to have much success against ranked teams.
Horoscopes
January 22, 2003
Devil Rays sign Stevens
January 22, 2003
Former Lawrence High baseball standout Lee Stevens and right-hander Bob Wells agreed Tuesday to minor league contracts with the Tampa Bay Devils Rays and were invited to spring training.
6News video: Four more file for city commission candidacy
January 22, 2003
6News reports on the candidates for the Lawrence City Commission.
Paralyzing split
January 22, 2003
Kansas legislators are right to be looking at ways to fix the Kansas State Board of Education.
Briefly
January 22, 2003
¢ Washington, D.C.: Sharpton files for president ¢ Mexico: Strong earthquake reported ¢ Kuwait: No arrests made in shooting of American
Norman ‘Ed’ Woods
January 22, 2003
Is it time to free Mickey?
January 22, 2003
Let us all rejoice! Mickey, Donald, and Minnie are safe! But they are not free.
Local Briefs
January 22, 2003
¢ Stolen car recovered from Kansas River ¢ Haskell: Medications missing from health center ¢ ‘River city weekly’: KU professor to discuss Harlem Renaissance poet ¢ Kansas University: First Budig professorship given to special-ed expert
America must shrink class divisions
January 22, 2003
The editors of The Atlantic Monthly, in partnership with the New America Foundation, a Washington think tank, have produced for the current issue of their magazine a feature called “the real state of the union.”