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Religion briefs
January 25, 2003
¢ Calvary Temple Assembly of God ¢ Central United Methodist ¢ First Baptist Church ¢ First Church of the Nazarene ¢ First United Methodist Church ¢ Lawrence Evangelical Friends Church ¢ Centenary United Methodist ¢ Plymouth Congregational Church ¢ St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church ¢ St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church ¢ Trinity Episcopal Church ¢ Trinity Lutheran Church ¢ Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence ¢ West Side Presbyterian
Spirituality
January 25, 2003
¢ Minnesota bishop lifts sanctions against church ¢ Billy Graham announces another 2003 date ¢ Kentucky bill would lift statute of limitations ¢ Report: Vietnam intensifies repression of Christian Montagnards ¢ Muslims ask religious leaders to repudiate Florida Baptists’ sign ¢ Lutheran official clears university over Sept. 11 service ¢ Jewish members of Maryland Senate object to prayers in Jesus’ name ¢ Year Book puts American Jews at 6,155,000
Allen leads 15 nominees for Hall of Fame
January 25, 2003
Like it or not, the Oakland Raiders and Marcus Allen may stay together in football history.
Daily Ticker
January 25, 2003
Low river level hinders utilities
Officials fear continued drought will affect recreation, transportation
January 25, 2003
Record low levels on the Missouri River are causing problems for some communities that rely on the nation’s longest river for drinking water, as well as utilities that use the water to cool equipment.
Ailing Firebirds falter - Topeka West 53, Free State 47
January 25, 2003
With its leading scorer and rebounder hobbled by a knee injury, Free State High’s boys basketball team could have called it quits.
Jury: Stepdad didn’t buy drinks
Relatives of victim killed by drunken teen driver dispute justice of verdict
January 25, 2003
A Douglas County jury Friday found Lawrence Rieke innocent of providing liquor to teenagers, one of whom later killed a woman while driving drunk.
Volunteers fill coffers feeding fieldhouse
January 25, 2003
Jayhawk basketball fans are hungry for victories. And hot dogs. Every game at Allen Fieldhouse, fans spend more than $30,000 on concessions. They buy 1,500 hot dogs, which they wash down with 6,000 drinks.
Democracy’s look
January 25, 2003
Networks announce TV coverage plans
January 25, 2003
Chief weapons inspectors Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei are expected to present reports on their work to the United Nations Security Council on Monday at an open meeting expected to begin at 10:30 a.m. EST.
Kansas drops baseball opener
January 25, 2003
Hawaii-Hilo spoiled Kansas University’s baseball season-opener Friday night by scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth for an 8-7 victory.
Jordan loses Chicago swan song
January 25, 2003
Michael Jordan hurried off the court where he once ruled the NBA, not even taking a last glance over his shoulder.
Owners look at OT
Commish: Sudden-death format fails
January 25, 2003
Get ready for overtime to be overhauled. Three of the NFL’s most powerful executives say changes could come as early as next season.
Horoscopes
January 25, 2003
Stocks slide on fears of war
January 25, 2003
Wall Street slid to its lowest levels in three months Friday, as war anxieties and a brokerage downgrade of insurance giant American International Group sparked fears of a faltering economy in the coming months. The Dow Jones industrials dropped 238 points.
Colombians free three; journalists still held
January 25, 2003
An American writer and two hikers emerged smiling Friday from the Colombian jungle after nearly a week in the custody of right-wing paramilitaries, while leftist rebels kept captive two foreign journalists working for the Los Angeles Times.
Experts: KU hacker unlikely to abuse stolen data
January 25, 2003
It’s unlikely the hacker who stole personal information on Kansas University’s international students was looking to enter the country illegally, several computer security experts said Friday.
City pushing further east
Acquisition of 570 acres would narrow gap between Lawrence, K.C.
January 25, 2003
The city of Lawrence is preparing to extend its reach into an urbanizing area of Douglas County. And Gene Sweeney can’t wait.
Violence in children bred by neglect, abuse
January 25, 2003
More and more, I keep hearing about children and teens being involved in shootings, stabbings and the like. What has caused many members of the younger generation to be so violent?
Pastor cherishes taking over at First Christian Church
January 25, 2003
The Rev. Randy Beeman is home. Or at least that’s how it feels to the 39-year-old minister, who preached his first sermon Sunday as senior pastor of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1000 Ky.
Lorraine M. Barnes
January 25, 2003
Young heiress comes of age for Onassis shipping fortune
January 25, 2003
A few signatures in a Swiss office and it will be over: half the Onassis shipping fortune will pass to the young heiress who is one of the last descendants of a tormented family.
Italian Fiat patriarch dies amid company uncertainty
January 25, 2003
Giovanni Agnelli, the stylish business baron whose rule over the Fiat empire made him the symbol of his nation’s postwar climb to prosperity, died Friday. He was 81.
Area Basketball Roundup: Perry-Lecompton turns back Maranatha in McLouth tourney
January 25, 2003
Spencer Kennedy scored 17 points as Perry-Lecompton rolled past Shawnee Maranatha, 71-58, in the consolations semifinals of the McLouth Invitational on Friday night.
Kansas sprinter Harriford takes titles
January 25, 2003
Kansas senior sprinter Robbie Harriford was fast Friday night. But not even her career-best performance could take the title of the fastest in the flesh.
Training trip aids Jayhawk swimmers
January 25, 2003
The agenda for many college kids going on a trip to Acapulco during winter break might include lots of umbrella drinks, the beach and maybe some swimming.
NBA Roundup: Pierce lifts Celts to rout
Kansas product scores 45 to key 77-58 victory
January 25, 2003
With his scoring sidekick on the bench in street clothes, Paul Pierce had no problem picking up the slack.
Around and about
January 25, 2003
Taff says he’s ‘04 front-runner
January 25, 2003
Welcome to the nonstop congressional campaign. Nineteen months before the next primary election, and 22 months before the next general election, Republican Adam Taff says he is the front-runner in the 3rd Congressional District race.
Shunned man still crusading against sect
January 25, 2003
It’s been more than three decades since he was excommunicated by a small, conservative Mennonite sect — effectively severing his relationship with his wife and six children — and Robert Bear continues his fight against the denomination.
Ethan Joseph Nave
January 25, 2003
Baldwin Invitational: Ottawa blitzes Anderson County
Cyclones cruise to 91-72 victory in semifinals of Baldwin tournament
January 25, 2003
Perhaps nobody is a bigger critic of Ottawa High boys basketball than coach David Grover.
Spencer Museum celebrates 25th
January 25, 2003
Alta M. Sellers
January 25, 2003
Weddings
January 25, 2003
Jewish Community Center to offer ‘Shabbaton’ program
January 25, 2003
Observing the Sabbath — setting aside one day a week for rest, reverence and contemplation — has been a central tenet of Judaism for thousands of years.
Boeing CEO isn’t dwelling about No.1 title
January 25, 2003
Boeing chairman Phil Condit says his company was on the right track despite losing its long-held position as the world’s top commercial jet maker to rival Airbus.
Gertrude Olivette Wyrick
January 25, 2003
Intrust opens downtown location, plans for another
Lawrence bank announces donations to chamber, public schools
January 25, 2003
Intrust Bank leaders officially opened their new downtown headquarters Friday and announced they would soon start construction on a new west Lawrence bank.
Lutheran official clears university
January 25, 2003
The Indiana district president in the conservative Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod cleared Valparaiso University officials of violating church rules by holding a multifaith Sept. 11 anniversary gathering.
Magazine takes issue with swimsuits
National Geographic documents long and short of water wear
January 25, 2003
It’s the middle of winter, so it must be time for a swimsuit issue to liven up magazine reading. No, not that one. National Geographic is doing a swimsuit issue.
NAACP thinks Cedric the Entertainer still fits its image
January 25, 2003
The NAACP chose Cedric the Entertainer to be host of its upcoming Image Awards show despite his jokes in the film “Barbershop” that angered some black leaders.
Letterman bids fond farewell to ‘Late Show’ neighbors
January 25, 2003
And the No. 1 reason Mujibur and Sirajul will disappear from David Letterman’s “Late Show” … their boss is closing his Broadway souvenir store.
S. Korea to send envoy to N. Korea
January 25, 2003
South Korea will dispatch a special envoy to North Korea early next week to discuss the nuclear crisis with the North’s leaders, the Seoul government said Friday.
D-Day group reaches plan to repay debt
Memorial costs overruns reached $3.8 million
January 25, 2003
The National D-Day Memorial Foundation has reached payment agreements with its main creditors and expects to pay back all of its $3.8 million debt in five years, the organization said Friday.
James E. Dankenbring
January 25, 2003
Kiefer services
January 25, 2003
Countries seek Venezuela solution
January 25, 2003
Officials from the United States and five other countries urged Venezuelans to stop political violence and inflammatory rhetoric as a new diplomatic effort began Friday to end a violent strike that has crippled oil production in the world’s fifth-largest oil exporter.
Ex-chief of Westar worth $31.7 million
January 25, 2003
In his last year as Westar Energy Inc.’s top executive, the net worth of David Wittig’s family was nearly $31.7 million, according to a record filed in his federal criminal case.
Firm hired to perform school searches
January 25, 2003
A high school in western Kansas has hired a private company to search the school’s premises periodically for weapons, drugs and alcohol.
Chess legend seeks to avenge loss to IBM supercomputer
January 25, 2003
Call it Man vs. Machine — The Rematch. Chess legend Garry Kasparov, still bitter about losing six years ago to the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue, is about to take on a machine programmers say is an even more cunning opponent.
Adviser on national security to resign
Clarke assisted with White House response to Sept. 11
January 25, 2003
Richard A. Clarke, a blunt-spoken White House adviser who raised warnings about Islamic terrorism and biological weapons years before they became headlines, will resign from government soon, people familiar with his plans said.
Patient sues pharmacy for arrest
January 25, 2003
A woman with a brain tumor filed a lawsuit against Walgreens, saying when she arrived to pick up her painkiller prescription one day, a pharmacist had her arrested.
Whistle stop?
January 25, 2003
The steam whistle is a fond memory for thousands of Kansas University alumni. Kansas University is facing difficult economic times, but it seems likely the university would have no trouble finding one or more donors to finance the replacement of the steam whistle that self-destructed on Wednesday.
Shared misery
January 25, 2003
Kansas isn’t alone in its struggle to fund higher education, but the state shouldn’t be satisfied with maintaining the status quo.
Active opposition
January 25, 2003
KU commitment
January 25, 2003
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
January 25, 2003
Kansas legislators form women’s caucus
January 25, 2003
A woman’s place is in the dome — that’s the Capitol Dome — according to several female lawmakers who have formed a women’s legislative caucus.
Universities often among computer hacker targets
January 25, 2003
In 2000, someone used a Kansas University computer to break into the Web site of a Texas-based manufacturing firm.
House panel endorses budget plan for 2003
January 25, 2003
A budget-balancing bill that cuts $118 million in planned state spending this year won endorsement Friday from the House Appropriations Committee, sending it to the full chamber for debate next week.
General honored, reports on Iraq
January 25, 2003
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was confident Friday the United States would have “great support” if the nation went to war against Iraq.
Sebelius signs Health Midwest bill
January 25, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed a bill Friday aimed at protecting the state’s claim on proceeds from the sale of a two-state hospital system — but she said she didn’t think the bill actually changed Kansas law.
U.S. plans for nuclear use, expert says
January 25, 2003
As the Pentagon continues a highly visible buildup of troops and weapons in the Persian Gulf, it is also quietly preparing for the possible use of nuclear weapons in the potential war against Iraq, according to a report by a defense analyst.
Officials at forum criticize U.S. war on terror
January 25, 2003
The United States faced more criticism Friday at the World Economic Forum, this time for conducting a war on terrorism that opponents claim targets Muslims and violated human rights.
Brazilian leader balances ideals
January 25, 2003
On Friday, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva savored the adulation of activists, hippies, anarchists and environmentalists at the World Social Forum in southeastern Brazil’s Porto Alegre.
Els leads Singapore Masters
Big Easy seeking third consecutive PGA Tour victory
January 25, 2003
Ernie Els overcame jet lag, searing tropical heat and distracting cell phones to take the second-round lead Friday in the Singapore Masters.
Democrats may go to extreme lengths to embarrass Bush
January 25, 2003
Democrats have been seething since the 2000 election about the manner in which George Bush became president. Many top Democrats vowed to do whatever they could to get even and defeat Bush in his 2004 re-election bid.
A&M next challenge for Kansas women
January 25, 2003
Texas A&M ranks last in Big 12 Conference women’s basketball statistics in free-throw shooting, three-point shooting and rebounding.
Raiders, Bucs counting on kickers to deliver
January 25, 2003
Tampa Bay’s Martin Gramatica and Oakland’s Sebastian Janikowski have more in common than strong, accurate legs and a background in soccer.
6News video: The Capitol Report — Democrats, Republicans working together
January 25, 2003
Scott Rothschild, Statehouse reporter, speaks with state Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley on the new legislative session.
6Sports video: KSU takes another track win home
January 25, 2003
6Sports reports on the KU, Kansas State and Missouri track triangular.
6Sports video: KU men must be focused on Arizona
January 25, 2003
6Sports reports on today’s KU men’s basketball game against No. 1 Arizona at Allen Fieldhouse.
European stores plan one-stop shop
January 25, 2003
By summer, area shoppers should be able to take a virtual European vacation by traveling to a newly renovated shopping area in the 900 block of Massachusetts Street.
Laura Stevenson
January 25, 2003
Local briefs
January 25, 2003
¢ Grand award arrives for piano contest winner ¢ Update: Homeless man accepts offer of place to stay ¢ Events: Supreme Court clerk to visit KU law school
On the record
January 25, 2003
Area briefs
January 25, 2003
¢ Detectives investigate gun incident at Teller’s ¢ Chain-reaction wrecks tie up Sixth Street ¢ Concert, reading honor Scottish poet
NBA briefs
January 25, 2003
¢ Kings activate Pollard ¢ Hawks shelve guard ¢ Carter back Sunday ¢ Robinson on injured list ¢ Piatkowski activated
Club news
January 25, 2003
4-H news
January 25, 2003
Scouting news
January 25, 2003
Engagements
January 25, 2003
While state boasts women in top posts, Lawrence race has attracted only men
January 25, 2003
Denise Gibson thought about running for Lawrence City Commission this year. But she had to get her son to the orthodontist instead.
U.N. agency gives Saddam a ‘B’; Bush disagrees
White House insists Iraq’s test is ‘pass-fail’ — and so far it has failed
January 25, 2003
The head of the U.N. nuclear agency will tell the Security Council on Monday that Saddam Hussein has done a “quite satisfactory” job of cooperating with inspectors in some areas but that the agency needs more time to complete its search.
No. 1 Arizona vs. No. 6 Kansas: ‘Cats to invade Allen
Olson expects hostile environment today
January 25, 2003
Nearly 100 Kansas University students napped under heavy blankets, played video games, watched television and listened to CDs Friday afternoon while camping just inside the frosted north doors of Allen Fieldhouse.
Super Bowl coaches contrast in styles
January 25, 2003
They call Jon Gruden “Chucky,” a reference to his striking resemblance to a bloodthirsty doll from a horror movie. Of course, there’s nothing nearly that sinister about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach.
Mayer: KU’s Black belongs in hall
Kansas should honor four-time All-American
January 25, 2003
A recent e-mail from reader Bruce Rist posed a puzzling and perplexing question: Why isn’t Charlie B. Black, sometimes labeled KU’s Charlie Black II, a member of the Kansas All-Sports Hall of Fame?
ANNIVERSARY
January 25, 2003
People and Places
January 25, 2003
Families, friends catch scrapbooking bug
January 25, 2003
Sisters Elsie Aelick and Rebecca Walker are preserving memories with creative style. Photos of their loved ones and other keepsakes are finding prominence on colorfully designed pages created by the two who have been bitten by the scrapbooking bug.
People
January 25, 2003
¢ Gabor moved to star care center ¢ Darn those donkey-bottom biters ¢ He fights with expert timing ¢ Aretha disrespects code deadline
Briefcase
January 25, 2003
¢ Sebelius unsure of casino ¢ International: Argentina approved for $6.78 billion loan ¢ Wichita: Raytheon cuts 600 jobs ¢ Agriculture: Meatpacker, government reach deal, avoid closure
School inequities start early
January 25, 2003
The subject of university admissions in Michigan is a crock to me. Those who support the consideration of race as a factor in admissions will argue that this ensures diversity, since straight competition tends to limit the number of minorities.
Society calendar
January 25, 2003
Atomic traitor dead at 91
January 25, 2003
Allan Nunn May, a British atomic scientist who spied for the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 91, according to obituaries published Friday.
Lawrence bounces back - LHS 45, KC Washington 40
January 25, 2003
Chris Davis finally could relax. Lawrence High’s boys basketball coach was so worked up Thursday after the Lions’ loss to Topeka High in the Topeka Invitational that he felt sick.
School finance lawsuit restored
Suit claims state spends too little on education
January 25, 2003
A 1999 lawsuit challenging the state’s school finance law was reinstated Friday by the Kansas Supreme Court, which ruled that a lower court dismissed the case prematurely.
Turnout low for first smallpox vaccinations
January 25, 2003
Just four doctors rolled up their sleeves for smallpox shots Friday in a feeble start for the U.S. government’s plan to vaccinate a half-million front-line health care workers across the nation in case of a bioterrorist attack.
Brenda Jean Price
January 25, 2003
Ivory Coast pact faces challenges
January 25, 2003
Ivory Coast’s government signed an accord with rebel leaders Friday to end four months of bloodshed, but the warring parties acknowledged the agreement left many unanswered questions and wouldn’t be easy to enforce.
Williams secures Serena Slam
American wins fourth straight major championship against older sister
January 25, 2003
Serena Slam or Sister Slam — no matter what you call it, Serena Williams truly is grand. Williams survived an error-filled match to beat elder sister Venus, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4, today to win the Australian Open for her fourth straight major championship.
Notebook: Jayhawks in for rough stretch of games
January 25, 2003
Kansas may have entered the most difficult stretch of its 2002-03 men’s basketball schedule.
KU board raises student ticket price
January 25, 2003
Nonunanimous votes at Kansas University Athletic Corp. board meetings are as rare as Jayhawk teeth.
6News video: Screen Scene
January 25, 2003
Three films open in Lawrence today, including “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” the competent adaptation of TV producer Chuck Barris’ wildly inventive novel. Barris claims that while creating lowbrow TV hits such as “The Dating Game” and “The Gong Show,” he was working as an assassin for the CIA.
Briefs
January 25, 2003
¢ San Diego INS nabs 69 in sweep of workers ¢ For Vegas oddsmakers, big game is big business ¢ Barber brothers causing double takes ¢ Cold weather hurting New York’s bid for game
Approval ratings a serious matter for Bush
January 25, 2003
The last week has been full of fulminations over the apparent drop in President Bush’s approval ratings. The White House is worried, the Democrats are hopeful.
Briefly
January 25, 2003
¢ Kentucky: Woman claims doctor branded uterus with ‘UK’ ¢ Minnesota: Teens die after car plunges into icy lake ¢ Washington, D.C.: Bush’s Medicare plan raises concerns
Briefly
January 25, 2003
¢ Denver: Plane collision kills four ¢ Detroit: Kmart files turnaround plan ¢ Spain: Police arrest 16 suspects linked to al-Qaida terrorists ¢ New York City: Honors student charged with threatening attack
Briefly
January 25, 2003
¢ Washington, D.C.: Bush hopes to enhance child vaccine program ¢ Virginia: Man shot to death while using gun to beat dog ¢ Washington, D.C.: Pentagon’s design saved lives, experts say ¢ Florida: NASA teacher program nominees abundant