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Future farmers
Teens, children get involved in Lawrence market experience
July 15, 2003
What could possibly awake a teenager at 5:30 a.m. on a Saturday? The No. 1 response at the Farmers Market — Trinity Episcopal Church’s cinnamon rolls. Other responses from teenagers at the market, 1000 block of Vermont Street, included the following: cucumbers, lively music, ambiance and seeing people meander by the booths.
Youths learn to become leaders in community
July 15, 2003
In late May, eight youths from Douglas County participated in a leadership training and community service at Roger Hill Volunteer Center at the United Way Building.
News may be turning point for Bush
July 15, 2003
If George Bush fails to be re-elected, we may look back on last Thursday, July 10, 2003, as the day the shadow of defeat first crossed his political horizon. To be sure, Bush looks strong. The CBS News poll released that evening had his approval rating at 60 percent, with solid support from his own party, a 26-point lead among independents and a near-even split among Democrats. Two-thirds of those surveyed could not name a single one of the nine Democrats vying for the right to oppose him.
Postal corkscrew
July 15, 2003
Property rights
July 15, 2003
Safe and sane
July 15, 2003
Public perversion
July 15, 2003
Access will help state’s rivers
July 15, 2003
Canoeists might do more to help clean up Kansas rivers than any fancy new technology can. If only more Kansans could find a way to get their boats in the water.
Yahoo to buy online advertising pioneer
Internet powerhouse to purchase Overture for $1.6 billion, dealing a blow to Google, Microsoft
July 15, 2003
Yahoo snapped up online advertising pioneer Overture Services for about $1.6 billion on Monday, giving the Internet powerhouse a potent weapon in the competitive search-engine business.
Daily ticker
July 15, 2003
States investigate Morgan Stanley’s mutual fund practices
July 15, 2003
State officials in New York and Massachusetts announced Monday they are investigating whether Morgan Stanley improperly pressured brokers to sell proprietary mutual funds to clients and misled regulators investigating the practice.
Commodities
July 15, 2003
KU grad aids postwar relations
Rhodes Scholar shares lessons from Iraq
July 15, 2003
Last year, Robert Chamberlain, then a senior at Kansas University, won a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. He could be in England now, studying at Oxford University. Instead, he’s in Iraq with the U.S. military.
Problem rentals get cleaned up
Absentee landlord expresses regret that property became ‘the local crack den’
July 15, 2003
While an absentee landlord was in Hollywood performing movie and TV voice-overs, one of his Lawrence apartment complexes turned into a haven for crack cocaine dealing. “I don’t pay much attention to any of those properties in Lawrence because I don’t rely on them for income,” said landlord Thomas L. Roberts, 41, who, among other roles, supplies the voice of Yoda in Star Wars video games and Professor Utonium in the “Powerpuff Girls” television cartoon series.
Playground fund up to nearly $1,400
July 15, 2003
A Lawrence girl’s effort to raise money for better playground equipment has inspired other children to help and has brought in a flood of donations.
Local briefs
July 15, 2003
¢ Red Cross honors boy for rescue at pool ¢ Supreme Court justice gets call for jury duty ¢ Lawrence driver reports false traffic stop ¢ Former student leaves $200,000 to grad school
Bush sets terms to send troops to Liberia
July 15, 2003
After talks with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Monday, President Bush said for the first time that the United States was prepared to send troops to Liberia to help cement a cease-fire, end 14 years of war and foster a political transition.
Report: VA health system failing to keep up with demand
July 15, 2003
Veterans are waiting up to six months or more for medical care as a severely overburdened Veterans Affairs health system fails to keep pace with growing demand, a report to be presented today to Congress concludes.
U.N. weapons hunter says U.S. claims off base on nuclear cache
July 15, 2003
A top U.N. weapons hunter says it would have been “virtually impossible” for Iraq to revive a nuclear bomb program with equipment recently dug up from a Baghdad back yard, as the Bush administration contends.
Bush defends decision to go to war
July 15, 2003
Defending his credibility, President Bush said Monday the United States made the right decision to invade Iraq and the intelligence on which he relied was “darn good” — even though some of it now is in question.
Springer enters Senate race
July 15, 2003
Jerry Springer, the talk show host whose nationally syndicated program often spotlighted strippers and skinheads, officially filed papers Monday to run for the U.S. Senate from Ohio.
Tax amnesty program nets $23.5 million
July 15, 2003
A tax amnesty program designed to settle old tax liabilities netted the state nearly double what revenue officials were anticipating.
Earl Wallace Bellinger
July 15, 2003
Services for Earl Wallace Bellinger, 76, Taradeau, were May 7.
K.C. Police to exhume ‘Precious Doe’ body
July 15, 2003
The body of a little girl found beheaded in a wooded area of the city more than two years ago will be exhumed today as investigators continue to try to identify her.
Budget cut a blow to school spirit
Salina cheerleaders won’t accompany teams on the road
July 15, 2003
Cheerleaders at Salina’s two high schools will be keeping their spirit at home this year.
Ruling to curtail Missouri River flow to be challenged
Conservation measure could raise power, shipping prices, reduce quality of water
July 15, 2003
The government is trying to block a federal judge’s ruling that would greatly reduce the amount of water in the Missouri River this summer.
McAnderson eager to contribute
Former Lion would rather play than be a red-shirt reserve with Jayhawks in fall
July 15, 2003
Brandon McAnderson proved he could run the ball at Lawrence High. If he wants to play football at Kansas University, the freshman will have to prove he can catch it, too.
Sox hoping action stays inside lines
Security still a concern at U.S. Cellular Field
July 15, 2003
Security always is a concern at the All-Star game, but there might be a reason for extra vigilance when the game is played tonight at Chicago’s U.S. Cellular Field. That’s because the stadium has a history of unruly fan behavior.
Webber admits guilt, avoids jail
Former Michigan standout faces sentencing, fine for contempt
July 15, 2003
After six years of insisting he took nothing from Michigan booster Eddie Martin, basketball player Chris Webber finally admitted Monday he was lying.
Lakers have plenty of egos, only one ball
July 15, 2003
The age of reason in sports, we are being told, is upon us at long last. Fiscal sanity has arrived, no more evident than tomorrow when Gary Payton and Karl Malone, two old NBA warhorses near trail’s end, are due to pledge their remaining roundball allegiance to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Shifting conferences worry WAC official
July 15, 2003
His office was thousands of miles from the action, but Karl Benson knew a tsunami when he saw one. If the Atlantic Coast Conference succeeded in raiding the Big East, Benson knew the Big East would retaliate by raiding Conference USA, and the effects would reverberate across the country — all the way to San Jose.
ACC wants lawsuit dismissed
July 15, 2003
The Atlantic Coast Conference asked a judge Monday to dismiss the Big East’s lawsuit against the ACC, which is adding two schools to the league. A hearing will be held Sept. 29.
People
July 15, 2003
¢ Bin Laden impersonator off hook for crashing prince’s party ¢ Queen to honor 007 ¢ Actor: Advertisers shortchange black-oriented television shows ¢ Sounds like a sweet 16
Armstrong avoids crash, maintains overall Tour lead
Challenger Beloki drops out after breaking leg, wrist, elbow in fall
July 15, 2003
Lance Armstrong was rattled. He kept his lead Monday in the Tour de France and got rid of his closest rival, but he could do without these harrowing close calls.
Anderson edges Pujols
Power showcase comes down to final swing
July 15, 2003
Another big event, another win for the Anaheim Angels. Garret Anderson was a surprise winner at the All-Star Home Run Derby, just as he was at the World Series, edging the St. Louis Cardinals’ Albert Pujols, 9-8, Monday night to win the title for the first time.
Boone blasts commish
July 15, 2003
Add Bret Boone to the list of commissioner Bud Selig’s critics. Seattle’s All-Star said Monday Selig was behind many of baseball’s problems. The game needs an unbiased commissioner, Boone said, adding that Selig had an inherent conflict of interest as a former owner.
6Sports video: Inaugural tournament a success
July 15, 2003
The first annual golf tournament in honor of Bob Billings enjoyed substantial community support.
6Sports video: Royals clean up over weekend
July 15, 2003
Kansas City swept the Rangers and rocketed to a seven-game division lead.
6Sports video: Area swimmers compete at the Roger Hill meet
July 15, 2003
About 700 swimmers from across the Midwest joined the Aquahawks at the Lawrence Aquatic Center to compete in the three-day event.
6News video: Honeywell announces closure of city plant
July 15, 2003
The Lawrence plant will be closed in favor of a plant in Olathe.
6News video: Absentee landlord cleans up his act
July 15, 2003
Tom Kane is known for his Hollywood voiceover work, but now his attention has shifted a bit to the property he owns in Lawrence.
6News video: County dispatch service likely to receive boost from city
July 15, 2003
A pressing need for dispatchers might lead the city to provide an extra $50,000 for two new positions.
6News video: Local artist, veteran dubious of ‘hero’ status
July 15, 2003
Bob Sudlow, World War II veteran and local painter, is less than enthusiastic about the opening of the Dole Institute this weekend.
6News video: Several dismissed teachers rehired
July 15, 2003
The school board announced Monday that 31 teachers who were told they would not be needed for the 2003-2004 school year have been rehired.
6News video: Yorkshire terrier attacked by pit bull
July 15, 2003
Barbara Haller, 61, was out for a walk in North Lawrence with her dog and a friend when the terrier was attacked by a neighborhood dog.
Horoscopes
July 15, 2003
For Tuesday, July 15, 2003.
In the halls
July 15, 2003
What is your favorite nutritional snack?
Clemens replaces Zito amid controversy
Oakland ace stunned by removal from AL roster
July 15, 2003
Roger Clemens replaced Barry Zito on the American League All-Star roster Monday, with the commissioner’s office saying the Oakland left-hander was unable to pitch. That was news to Zito, who said he found out he was off the roster while sitting with his All-Star teammates in a hotel ballroom, giving interviews.
Mandela praises Bush for AIDS pledge
July 15, 2003
Report haunts Buckeyes
July 15, 2003
It never fails. As soon as a team wins the national championship in college football, trouble follows.
Be Like Bob Memorial golf tourney a hole-in-one
July 15, 2003
Organizers of the Be Like Bob (Billings) Memorial golf tournament whiffed no drives, shanked no irons and lipped no putts.
Ada Madalyn Collins
July 15, 2003
Graveside services for Ada Madalyn Collins, 69, Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery.
School board rehires teachers
At least 31 of 66 educators dismissed in May will be back
July 15, 2003
Some of the 66 teachers laid off earlier this year by the Lawrence school district are now getting good news. A total of 31 of them are being rehired, the board announced during its Monday night meeting. An additional 14 new certified teachers are being hired.
Retailers gear up for sidewalk sale
Annual event likely to attract 20,000 people
July 15, 2003
Downtown merchants were busy Monday marking down prices on a variety of items. They were preparing for Thursday’s 32nd annual downtown sidewalk sale.
Honored guests
Two programs at Kansas University and another using a city facility offer great opportunities for Lawrence and KU to make a good impression on young people and those who care about them.
July 15, 2003
Two stories in Friday’s Journal-World told about outstanding young men and women coming to Lawrence to participate in two excellent programs at Kansas University.
Internet filter costs may exceed penalty
Many Kansas libraries still plan to comply with federal requirement
July 15, 2003
Many Kansas public libraries will find that installing Internet filters on their computers would cost as much or more than what they would lose in government funds if they refuse to install them.
ACC to make pitch to NCAA for title game
July 15, 2003
How soon the Atlantic Coast Conference expands again — if at all — will be shaped by a nine-month process that begins today, when the league seeks NCAA approval to stage a lucrative football championship game.
Briefly
July 15, 2003
¢ Sharon’s call to boycott Arafat rejected at visit ¢ Tropical storm expected to hit coast today ¢ House moves to block new meat labels
City may pick up tab for two new 911 dispatchers
July 15, 2003
In an emergency, it’s a message that callers don’t want to hear: “Thank you for calling Douglas County 9-1-1. We are currently experiencing unexpectedly high call volumes. Please stay on the line and your call will be answered by the next available dispatcher.”
Legendary sax player Benny Carter dies
July 15, 2003
Jazz great Benny Carter hardly ever looked back. He enjoyed whatever he was doing at the moment — composing or arranging, improvising on the alto sax or trumpet, leading a band or making opportunities for other black musicians.
Bravo hits the mark with ‘Queer Eye’
July 15, 2003
What can I say about “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” (9 p.m., Bravo) except, hate the title, love the show. “Queer” is slightly more flamboyant variation on E!’s old staple “Fashion Emergency.” Five men who consider themselves arbiters of taste, and call themselves “The Fab Five,” visit an aesthetically challenged guy who needs to clean up his act for a big occasion.
On the record
July 15, 2003
Loretta G. Steger
July 15, 2003
Services for Loretta G. Steger, 77, Leavenworth, will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Leavenworth. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Course brown, brittle for British Open
Golfers eager to face challenge of high rough, parched greens at Royal St. George’s
July 15, 2003
At any other major championship, a golf course that looked crusty, brown and neglected would be considered an eyesore. At the British Open, they call it paradise.
Dole Institute dedication schedule
July 15, 2003
The following is a schedule of events for July 19 through 22 surrounding the dedication of the Dole Institute at Kansas University.
Honeywell to close city plant
Most of 189 employees will shift to company’s Olathe facility
July 15, 2003
Lawrence is losing another major manufacturer. Honeywell International Inc. said Monday it would close its Lawrence avionics plant by the end of the year, ending nearly a quarter-century of history at the facility.
Wittig, Weidner guilty
Ex-Westar CEO, banker could get 135 years in prison
July 15, 2003
Former Westar Energy Inc. chief David Wittig and his Topeka banker each face up to 135 years in prison after a federal jury found them guilty Monday of conspiracy, bank fraud and money laundering.
Briefcase
July 15, 2003
¢ Paper manufacturer to buy Office Max chain ¢ Interstate Bakeries reports quarterly loss ¢ Farmland’s loss narrows ¢ Sprint to review auditors
Briefly
July 15, 2003
¢ 12-year-old disappears with discharged Marine ¢ Study: Obesity boosts Alzheimer’s risk ¢ American gored during final bull run ¢ Wildfire drives hundreds to evacuate reservation
Royals fans must be dreaming
July 15, 2003
Today we’re talking with Rip Van Winkleball, a longtime Royals fan who just awakened from a six-month slumber. Rip: So how is it going with our boys at the All-Star break? How many games are we behind? Actually the Royals are in first place in the American League Central. They have a seven-game lead.
Baseball, especially in the last three years, has seen greatness in the feats of Bonds
July 15, 2003
Babe Ruth was a round-bellied 38-year-old when baseball’s first All-Star Game was played at Comiskey Park in 1933. He clearly had seen better days, but the idea of an All-Star Game without the flamboyant and beloved “Bambino” was unthinkable.
On paper, Cardinals should thrive, but reality not so kind
July 15, 2003
Woody Williams can’t wait to pitch in his first All-Star Game and Matt Morris couldn’t wait to get away, period.
Former teammates to clash as starters
July 15, 2003
Chatting in the outfield a month ago during batting practice, former Pittsburgh teammates Esteban Loaiza and Jason Schmidt joked about facing each other in the All-Star game.
Fireworks-free
July 15, 2003
End could be near for Larryville.com forum
July 15, 2003
Larryville.com, an often-raucous community Web site that has been a source of information and irritation for community leaders, may shut down by the end of the month.
NAACP lashes out against Democrats who didn’t attend presidential forum
July 15, 2003
Three of the Democrats’ nine presidential contenders drew the wrath of the president of the NAACP Monday for skipping the group’s candidate forum, reflecting a growing sentiment among blacks that their loyalty to the Democratic Party is being taken for granted.
Female WWII veteran recalls serving overseas
July 15, 2003
Jane Jewell jokes that Bob Dole probably saw her smiling face while in Italy during World War II. She was on the cover of the Stars and Stripes Mediterranean Easter Sunday magazine supplement in 1945.
Police briefs
July 15, 2003
¢ Baldwin police seek two suspects in rape ¢ Burglars strike vehicles throughout Oskaloosa ¢ Sobriety checkpoint results in one arrest ¢ Police investigate child rape allegation ¢ Child dies in hot car
Parking and shuttle bus information for Dole Institute dedication events
July 15, 2003
If you’re going to the four-day Dole Institute events (July 19-22), it might be a good idea to park your car and take free transportation to the various activities.
Nation faces AmeriCorps test
July 15, 2003
There are two ways to look at the dramatic funding crisis that in the last month has nearly crippled AmeriCorps, the nation’s premier national service program.
Soldiers’ return from Iraq postponed again
July 15, 2003
Postponing their return to their families for the second time in two months, the Pentagon announced Monday that more than 10,000 soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division would not, as they had been told, be coming home by the end of September.
Justice Department defies judge’s request for Moussaoui witness
July 15, 2003
The Justice Department defied a judge Monday and refused to make an al-Qaida witness available to terrorism suspect Zacarias Moussaoui — even though the tactic could lead to dismissal of the case.
Signs sign of times
Signals, strategy could play role in outcome
July 15, 2003
Until now, Alex Rodriguez never had a reason to look down at the third-base coach in an All-Star game. “In the past, we didn’t have signs — takes, hit-and-runs,” the Texas shortstop said. “I guarantee you we’ll be going over that. If it’s the seventh or eighth innings, I know we’re going to see some bunts laid down.”
Raiders roll in Kansas City
July 15, 2003
Dominick Harrell struck out 13 batters in seven innings, and the Lawrence Raiders defeated Kansas City Varsity Sports, 16-4, Monday night at Eisenhower Field.
Dodgers acquire Burnitz, Henderson
July 15, 2003
Rickey Henderson is back in the big leagues.
Briefly
July 15, 2003
¢ New York Times names new executive editor ¢ Child sexually assaulted at busy Target store ¢ Palestinian leaders settle differences; violence persists
State chamber leader stirs debate
July 15, 2003
Business interests and advocates for employees are squaring off for the legislative equivalent of a holy war over workers’ compensation and other issues.