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KU develops easy withdrawal plan for students called up for military duty
January 29, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 12:56 p.m.) Because more Kansas University students who are in the military are being called up for active duty, KU officials have devised a plan to help them withdraw from school more easily.
KU to offer tips on ‘cyber self-defense’
January 29, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 5:09 p.m.) Afraid of hackers getting personal information from your computer? Kansas University officials plan to provide students with tips Wednesday night on “cyber self-defense.”
People
January 29, 2003
¢ Senatorial bid considered ¢ Fuhrman sued for slander ¢ Uptown Girl uptight about Joel ¢ Marine can chase his dream
Short & Sweet
January 29, 2003
¢ Report touts tomatoes ¢ Cornbread contest set
Preliminary hearing continued in manslaughter case
January 29, 2003
The blood-alcohol level in a man charged with involuntary manslaughter following a Douglas County traffic accident last summer was twice the legal limit, a sheriff’s officer testified Tuesday in court.
Former fugitive given life sentence for murder
January 29, 2003
A man who eluded authorities for nearly 20 years has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a 22-year-old woman.
Governor’s proposal to tap pollution fund
January 29, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius plans to take money out of a fund earmarked to clean up pollution at service stations, a move that would lead to higher prices at the pump and concern over how the cleanup projects will be affected.
Judge removes hurdle to potential sale of Farmland’s beef, pork business
January 29, 2003
Farmland Industries Inc. can hire an investment banker to handle any sale of the bankrupt agricultural cooperative’s meat business, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Forums to focus on rural issues
January 29, 2003
The Douglas County Extension Service will begin a program next month designed to find out what rural residents think about the ever-increasing urbanization of the county.
Briefs
January 29, 2003
¢ Artest in trouble again after run-in with Riley ¢ Davis to miss six weeks ¢ Strickland sidelined
Briefs
January 29, 2003
¢ Pac-10 reprimands USC coach Bibby ¢ New Mexico guard remains hospitalized ¢ Former Razorback dies
County’s manufacturers build ‘collective voice’
January 29, 2003
Douglas County manufacturers are hoping to add a new item to the list of goods they produce — a unified voice.
Venezuela oil production hits 1 million barrel mark
January 29, 2003
President Hugo Chavez’s government scored a victory in Venezuela’s political crisis by producing more than 1 million barrels of oil Tuesday, frustrating a 2-month-old opposition drive to strangle the world’s No. 5 oil exporter.
Source of Internet damage not likely to be found
January 29, 2003
Leading experts on Internet security are skeptical that the FBI and other investigators will be able to track down the person responsible for last weekend’s attack on the Internet.
Dignity lacking
January 29, 2003
9-11 forgotten?
January 29, 2003
Homeless view
January 29, 2003
Road opposed
January 29, 2003
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
January 29, 2003
Supreme Court clerk speaks to KU students
January 29, 2003
When William Suter was refinancing his house five years ago, the paperwork asked if he had any lawsuits pending against him.
Culture critic kicks off history month
January 29, 2003
A journalist, poet and cultural critic will kick off African-American History Month events Monday at Kansas University.
Norman won’t be invited to play in U.S. Masters
January 29, 2003
Barring a remarkable rebound in the next two months, Greg Norman will not be returning to the U.S. Masters.
PGA changes rules for women to qualify
January 29, 2003
The PGA of America said Tuesday it was changing the rule at its sectional tournaments to make women play from the same tees as men if they want to qualify for PGA Tour events.
Big 12 Men: Sooners extend nation’s longest home sizz
January 29, 2003
On a night when Ebi Ere showed signs of breaking out of his scoring slump, Hollis Price was as solid as ever for No. 6 Oklahoma.
Perry boys drop Oskie
January 29, 2003
Perry-Lecompton High’s boys basketball team finally found an answer for Kyle Kelsay.
Landis lifts Seabury boys to victory
January 29, 2003
Aaron Landis’ basket with two seconds left lifted Lawrence Seabury Academy to a 40-38 high school boys basketball victory Monday over Midland Adventist.
KU softball tapped 7th
January 29, 2003
Big 12 Conference softball coaches have picked Nebraska to win the league championship this spring, while Kansas University was tapped seventh out of 10 teams.
Mickelson trying to get stronger
Lefty hopes to improve drive, iron play
January 29, 2003
Phil Mickelson has finally joined the fitness craze on the PGA Tour, only don’t expect him to look like Charles Atlas by the end of the year.
TV networks make own battle plans
January 29, 2003
There are times when Eason Jordan, CNN’s chief of newsgathering logistics, can relate to the generals preparing for a possible war in Iraq.
ABC closes the bar on Kimmel show
January 29, 2003
ABC ushered in its new late-night franchise, “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” on Sunday night, and already the network is making a tweak: It’s evidently doing away with the show’s liquor license, after an audience member vomited on her chair, apparently in close proximity to a high-ranking Disney executive.
Russia toughens stance on Iraq
January 29, 2003
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Tuesday that Moscow, which has been pushing for a diplomatic solution to the Iraq crisis, “may change its position” if Baghdad hampers U.N. weapons inspectors.
Seabury girls fall in OT
January 29, 2003
Despite a combined 23 points from Linaya Newstrom and Laura Hoffman, Lawrence Seabury Academy fell to Midland Adventist, 45-41 in overtime, Tuesday in high school girls basketball.
Sellner services
January 29, 2003
Jane W. Lucas
January 29, 2003
Flakus services
January 29, 2003
Arizona investigating candy machine case
January 29, 2003
The Arizona athletic department is investigating allegations that members of the No. 1-ranked Wildcats basketball team took petty cash and up to 80 candy bars from a vending machine in Lawrence, Kan., last weekend.
N.H. bishop meets with alleged abuse victims
January 29, 2003
Bishop John McCormack was shaken and apologetic after meeting Tuesday night with alleged sexual abuse victims of a former priest, according to those who attended the closed-door session.
U.S. to present more Iraq evidence
January 29, 2003
Pressing its campaign for worldwide support, the Bush administration is preparing to present new evidence to foreign leaders and the American public that Iraq is developing weapons of mass destruction and has links to the al-Qaida terror network.
Tampa honors Super Bowl champs
Buccaneers fans urge defensive coordinator to stay with team
January 29, 2003
Warren Sapp blew kisses to the crowd, and coach Jon Gruden received the key to the city as an estimated 100,000 people lined the streets Tuesday to celebrate the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl victory.
6News video: Guide lists smoke free restaurants
January 29, 2003
6News reports on the Smoke Free Restaurant Guide being published by the Douglas County Health Improvement project.
6News video: Commission approves Serologicals abatement
January 29, 2003
6News reports on the City Commission meeting on Tuesday where a tax abatement for Serologicals was discussed.
6News video: Leavenworth curator taking over Watkins spot
January 29, 2003
6News reports on the new director for the Watkins Community museum, Rebecca Phipps.
6Sports video: Lions, Firebirds meet on mat
January 29, 2003
6Sports reports on the city wrestling meet between the Lawrence High Lions and Free State Firebirds.
6Sports video: Senior duo large part of Jayhawk win
January 29, 2003
6Sports reports on Monday nights KU basketball game against the Texas Longhorns.
Smoke free restaurants
January 29, 2003
The following restaurants are smoke free.
Lawrence residents weigh in on State of the Union
January 29, 2003
Some local reactions to the State of the Union speach given by President Bush on Tuesday night.
Local briefs
January 29, 2003
¢ Tradition: Donor to cover cost of new KU whistle ¢ ‘River City Weekly’: Different Civil War result explored in new film ¢ Investigation: Police believe shoe is tied to robbery
Jayhawks ace Gorzelanny academically ineligible
January 29, 2003
Tom Gorzelanny, a left-hander expected to be the ace of an inexperienced Kansas University pitching staff, has been declared academically ineligible and has left school.
Iraq criticizes U.N. report as biased
January 29, 2003
Arms inspectors exaggerated problems over progress in their pivotal reports to the U.N. Security Council, a senior Iraqi complained Tuesday. He said Baghdad would work on the problems, including scientists’ rejection of private U.N. interviews.
Kate Higgins
January 29, 2003
Half brothers charged in killing la ‘Sopranos’
January 29, 2003
Prosecutors filed murder charges against two half brothers Tuesday and said the 15-year-old would be tried as an adult in the gruesome slaying of his mother, who was dismembered the way the sons allegedly saw it done on “The Sopranos.”
NBC’s ‘War’ worth resisting
January 29, 2003
Like most TV shows or movies about the press, “War Stories” (7 p.m.) takes itself very seriously.
Study stresses importance of good night’s sleep
January 29, 2003
To wake parents up to the importance of snoozing, sleep experts warned Tuesday that seemingly energetic children who dodge bedtime for other activities are more prone to injury, poor school performance and crankiness.
List remembers ‘Nam vets whose names aren’t on wall
January 29, 2003
Christopher Wilkinson held his wife’s hand as he died of lung cancer in a Minnesota hospital room, 27 years and 8,000 miles away from the war in Vietnam.
Commission expected to ease Title IX regulations on sports
January 29, 2003
Supporters of the status quo for Title IX were dealt a setback Tuesday when a Bush administration commission issued procedures that stated its final report “will not include minority views.” Commissioner Donna de Varona said the procedures are “tantamount to a gag order.”
Abundant feast
Chinese New Year celebrates food, family
January 29, 2003
If you want to learn about Chinese New Year, just let Jim Wong serve as your guide. Wong, 52, comes from northern China and has owned — along with his father, Chun-Hung Wong, who is now retired — Royal Peking Restaurant, 711 W. 23rd St., since 1974.
Jayhawks flying high after win
Kansas women to face struggling Nebraska
January 29, 2003
Smiles this week have been brighter and grins much wider than they have been in the Kansas University women’s basketball offices this week.
Lions flatten Firebirds
Madill makes move to spark LHS in city dual
January 29, 2003
When Lawrence High wrestler Aaron Madill saw teammate Chris Hultine lose his 152-pound match Tuesday, Madill knew what he had to do.
Top 25 Roundup: Three-point bomber blasts LSU
Nelson erupts for season-high 26 points in Florida’s 70-53 win
January 29, 2003
Brett Nelson got his three-point shooting touch back when Florida really needed it and LSU least expected it.
Notebook: Kansas caught off guard
Jayhawks surprised fans rushed court after victory
January 29, 2003
Kansas University’s basketball players can’t quite understand why about 150 fans stormed the court Monday night after the Jayhawks’ 90-87 victory over Texas at Allen Fieldhouse.
Donald F. McMillen
January 29, 2003
On the record
January 29, 2003
Speech well-received by Kansas delegation
January 29, 2003
Kansans in Congress vowed to push forward with initiatives to revive the economy and fight terrorism outlined in President Bush’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Briefly
January 29, 2003
¢ New York City: Kasparov, computer’s second game a draw ¢ Oregon: Rejection of tax hike will bring service cuts ¢ Washington, D.C.: Legislation introduced for do-not-call list ¢ New York City: Kissinger treated after urological tests
Guide lists area restaurants where smoking has been banned
January 29, 2003
Of the 327 licensed eating establishments in Douglas County, 62 are completely smoke-free, according to a newly released pocket guide produced by a local health organization.
City OKs 80 percent tax break
January 29, 2003
The only drama Tuesday night about Serologicals Inc.’s request for an 80 percent, 10-year tax abatement concerned whether the Lawrence City Commission would give unanimous approval.
KUEA portfolio value dipping
Endowment posts losses at 20 percent since ‘00
January 29, 2003
The economic recession has erased five years of gains for the Kansas University Endowment Association.
District gives fair prognosis for school health care system
Survey shows staff mostly supportive of aides supplementing RN care
January 29, 2003
Opinion still runs hot and cold about the Lawrence school board’s decision to save $60,000 a year by replacing school nurses with health office attendants.
Big 12: Clock operator likely at fault
January 29, 2003
Two timing errors likely caused by the clock operator occurred in the final seven seconds of regulation in Oklahoma’s victory over Texas Tech last week, Big 12 commissioner Kevin Weiberg said Tuesday.
NBA Roundup: Pistons outlast ailing Celtics
January 29, 2003
The Detroit Pistons know they should have put Boston away. They were lucky to hold on and win.
Sorenstam could stretch her limits on PGA
LPGA standout hits ball straighter than many men, but doesn’t drive it as far
January 29, 2003
The idea was to test her considerable skills against the best men in her sport, the chance of a lifetime for a woman at the top of her game.
Big 12 Women: Red Raiders rout Missouri
January 29, 2003
Having limited Missouri to 13 points in the first half, Texas Tech coach Marsha Sharp had an easy time telling her team what to focus on during the final 20 minutes.
Eudora girls fall to G-E at Top Gun
January 29, 2003
Eudora High’s girls basketball team couldn’t overcome its slow start in the Top Gun Invitational.
Schools may close pending remodel
If bond issue passes, New York, Cordley students face temporary move to other buildings
January 29, 2003
Principal Sharen Steele vividly recalls a 1996 renovation project that turned New York School into a construction zone inhabited by children.
Leavenworth curator to direct Watkins Museum
January 29, 2003
Faced with tight finances and hounded by complaints from their biggest annual contributor, members of the Douglas County Historical Society have hired a new director for their flagship museum.
Bill would let immigrant students pay in-state tuition
January 29, 2003
When the children of undocumented immigrants in Kansas graduate high school and qualify for college, they face an imposing obstacle — they must pay nonresident tuition rates.
More adults take no-insurance gamble
January 29, 2003
Laid off from his job at a computer software company in Philadelphia, Andy Szamody wondered where he would find health coverage.
Kansas’ Collison crashes on to national scene
Jayhawks’ senior forward center of attention following impressive effort in victory against Texas
January 29, 2003
Reporters huddled three rows deep around Nick Collison late Monday night, pushing and poking each other while prodding the Kansas University senior to deliver a memorable quote about the most memorable game of his college basketball career.
TSN honors Gannon
January 29, 2003
Oakland quarterback Rich Gannon was honored as player of the year Tuesday by The Sporting News after a record-setting season in which he led the Raiders to their first Super Bowl appearance in 18 years.
Help wanted
January 29, 2003
The number of jobs in Douglas County declined last year. Reversing that trend is vital to the county’s future.
City briefs
January 29, 2003
¢ ‘Unofficial’ permission given for shelter ¢ State offers aid to earn teaching certification ¢ KSU offers event for high school juniors ¢ Family gives to KU for research award¢ Forum features variety of religious beliefs
Committee seeks new home for Expos
January 29, 2003
Baseball had a loud message in its first meetings with suitors who want to lure the Expos from Montreal: Show us the money.
Horoscopes
January 29, 2003
Jordan named to All-Star team as reserve
January 29, 2003
Michael Jordan is an All-Star for the 14th time. Karl Malone won’t be for the first time since 1987.
Companies paying state for no-call list violations
Attorney general fining offenders on fourth foul
January 29, 2003
Nearly half a million residential phone numbers have been placed on Kansas’ telemarketing “no-call” list in its first six months, the attorney general’s office reported Tuesday.
Briefly
January 29, 2003
¢ Afghanistan: Weapons hunt follows battle ¢ Virginia: Trial date set in sniper case ¢ South Korea: Envoy unable to meet Kim ¢ Florida: Astronauts recall tragedies
Daily Ticker
January 29, 2003
Thompson helps McLouth girls win JCN opener
January 29, 2003
Leigh Anna Thompson finished with a career-high 19 points as McLouth held off Perry-Lecompton, 64-58, Tuesday in the first round of the Jefferson County North girls basketball tournament.
Bush’s message interpreted many ways
January 29, 2003
A National Guardsman watched, listened and prepared for the possibility of war. A peace protester found irony in the description of this country’s compassion. A local Republican praised the president.
Cooking Q&A: How to properly store food
January 29, 2003
Summit will plan strategy for receiving historic designation
January 29, 2003
Meetings to map out the next steps of Lawrence’s effort to attract a National Heritage Area designation will be Thursday and Friday at the Eldridge Hotel.
Jayni cooks up some warm, comforting creations
January 29, 2003
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for a “Cozy and Comforting Winter Meal.” Host Jayni Carey will prepare several dishes, including the following recipe for pork loins.
Variety picks for garden vegetables
January 29, 2003
This week I’ll begin offering some suggestions for vegetable varieties to plant in this climate. Most of my recommendations are not the least bit exotic, and there’s a reason for this.
Arrogance won’t sell U.S. stand on Iraq
January 29, 2003
When the French call you arrogant, it’s sort of like Michael Jackson calling you eccentric.
Business Briefcase
January 29, 2003
¢ Xerox doesn’t copy previous earnings loss ¢ Economy: Consumer confidence declines on job concerns ¢ Telecommunications: Sprint, AT&T agree to build fewer towers ¢ Trade: Tariffs fail to slow imported steel totals
Fairness will close income gap
January 29, 2003
Now it is official: The rich get richer, the poor tread water, and those in between struggle — this according to the Federal Reserve’s three-year report on the subject.
State of the union: Bush blasts Iraq, calls for tax cuts
January 29, 2003
Building a case for war against Iraq, President Bush said Tuesday night he has fresh evidence that Saddam Hussein seeks to “dominate, intimidate or attack” with weapons of mass destruction that he could share with terrorist allies.
Middle ground on abortion?
January 29, 2003
The story of abortion in America struck a familiar note last week as the nation marked the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
6Sports video: Former Jayhawk named to All-Star roster
January 29, 2003
6Sports reports on former KU player Paul Pierce’s naming to the NBA All Star roster.