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Bohl sells off his Jayhawk memorabilia
July 16, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 12:52 p.m.) Al Bohl, the former Kansas University athletic director who was ousted in April, held a garage sale to get rid of his KU memorabilia on Wednesday morning at his home in western Lawrence. And it went well — he sold out in 30 minutes.
Another scorcher expected
July 16, 2003
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:25 a.m.) Matt Jacobs, 6News meteorologist, had a one-word weather forecast for Wednesday afternoon. “Hot.”
Cornucopia: Farmers savor sweet taste of crops
July 16, 2003
In the summer, John and Karen Pendleton’s family sometimes sits down to a dinner made up entirely of one thing. “When it’s sweet corn season, we’ll have meals when we don’t have anything but sweet corn,” says Karen Pendleton of Pendleton’s Country Market, 1446 E. 1850 Road.
Daily ticker
July 16, 2003
Deadly hurricane hits Texas coast
July 16, 2003
Hurricane Claudette sloshed ashore on the Texas Gulf Coast on Tuesday, peeling off roofs, knocking out power and flooding low-lying areas before its whistling wind began to let up.
Abolitionist’s rally cry reprinted for Civil War Days observance
Fiery anti-slavery proclamation gets new life
July 16, 2003
John Speer’s raucous denouncement of pro-slavery laws nearly 150 years ago is ringing through Lawrence again, this time from the basement of the Lawrence Arts Center. There, in the print studio, leaders of the Hobbs Park Memorial Committee spent Tuesday morning reprinting page 3 of Speer’s Kansas Weekly Tribune of Sept. 15, 1855.
Local briefs
July 16, 2003
¢ Lawrence barber appointed to state board ¢ More students pay early to ride school buses ¢ City band to present children’s concert ¢ Clinton Lake Museum seeks money to expand
Briefly
July 16, 2003
¢ Police: Fetus not human ¢ Suspect found guilty in double-fatal shooting ¢ Boy on bike killed by hit-and-run driver ¢ Guard battalion works to finish explorers’ trail ¢ Suspect charged in death of paraplegic man ¢ Driver fleeing police charged in cyclist’s death ¢ Police identify body found under motel bed ¢ Suspect pleads guilty to counterfeit charge ¢ Coal cars derail
Briefcase
July 16, 2003
¢ Local board to weigh in on living wage debate ¢ Citigroup to buy Sears’ credit card business ¢ Loral files Chapter 11 ¢ Johnson & Johnson reports drop in earnings ¢ Commerce profits up
AL wins longball battle
Blalock’s pinch-hit homer completes rally in eighth
July 16, 2003
Hank Blalock’s team is going nowhere. Thanks to him, though, a lot of his AL teammates have a much better chance to go all the way.
Woods, Els eye Sunday showdown
Golfers never have met in final pairing of major
July 16, 2003
Tiger Woods and Ernie Els have everything it takes to form a major rivalry except for one critical piece — a Sunday showdown at a major championship.
Windy City place to be
Electricity in air during All-Star game
July 16, 2003
As commissioner Bud Selig walked into U.S. Cellular Field Tuesday night, he had the same wish as any dad on Father’s Day: Anything but another tie.
API Foils to move Lenexa operations to Lawrence plant
Relocation project to add 18 jobs
July 16, 2003
A manufacturer in the East Hills Business Park has chosen Lawrence over Lenexa for a relocation project that will add 18 new jobs.
Farmland to sell pork unit for $363 million
July 16, 2003
Bankrupt Farmland Industries Inc. on Tuesday announced an agreement to sell its pork unit — its remaining major business — to Smithfield Foods for $363.5 million, ending the Kansas City, Mo.-based cooperative’s effort to rebuild.
Court bars enforcement of school patriotism law
July 16, 2003
A federal court on Tuesday barred education officials from enforcing a state law that requires public and private school students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each morning.
On the record
July 16, 2003
Dole workers push deadline
Laborers toil as dedication nears for KU institute
July 16, 2003
The Dole Institute of Politics looked more like a workshop than a monument Tuesday. Ladders, tool boxes and shop vacs cluttered the building’s stone floors. The smell of varnish hung heavy in the 3,300-square-foot exhibit gallery. Piles of sawdust collected in the corners.
Commission again takes pass on downtown project
July 16, 2003
Lawrence city commissioners will wait one more week before deciding whether to give approval to a major downtown development project — the second deferral of the issue in two weeks. Commissioners decided on the delay Tuesday because a resolution setting out the justification for the project wasn’t made available to the public until earlier in the day.
Armstrong endures crashes, fatigue, heat and now demonstrators
Newest peril? Protesters
July 16, 2003
Crashes, fatigue and sweltering heat are the usual perils. Lance Armstrong was presented with a new hazard Tuesday at the Tour de France — street protests.
Fambrough eager to see Dole honored
Former KU football coach worked for senator after retiring from gridiron
July 16, 2003
Don Fambrough’s cup runneth over with Kansas University football memories. Yet his cup has room for Bob Dole, too.
$455 billion U.S. deficit projected
White House calls record red ink ‘manageable’
July 16, 2003
The federal government will pile up $1.9 trillion in new debt in the next five years and still will be running an annual deficit of $226 billion by 2008, long after White House economists assume current war costs have subsided and the economy has recovered, the Bush administration projected Tuesday.
Briefly
July 16, 2003
¢ U.S. soldier killed, two injured in explosion ¢ Israelis free taxi driver in dramatic West Bank raid ¢ Marine says he’ll contact FBI about meeting girl
Briefly
July 16, 2003
¢ Island resort selected for next G-8 summit ¢ Replacement approved for retiring archbishop ¢ County employees vote against MLK holiday ¢ Links sought in assault of child at Target store ¢ Governor’s allies file lawsuit to stop recall ¢ Sixth fire linked to serial arsonist
Horoscopes
July 16, 2003
For Wednesday, July 16, 2003.
Greenspan says more rate cuts possible
Federal Reserve chairman hopeful economy will gain momentum in second half of year
July 16, 2003
The Federal Reserve will leave short-term interest rates at the lowest level in more than four decades “for as long as it takes” and might cut them even further to revive the sluggish economy, Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan told Congress Tuesday.
Steven J. Mecaskey
July 16, 2003
No services for Steven J. Mecaskey, 46, Mission, are planned.
Raiders roll
July 16, 2003
Kyle Unruh pitched four solid innings of relief, helping the Lawrence Raiders overcome an injury to starter Matt Lane in an 8-3 victory against Gardner.
Briefly
July 16, 2003
¢ Council plans courts, Cabinet announcements ¢ U.S. passport ban ends for Iraq ¢ Group calls on U.S. to assist rape victims ¢ Mosquito-borne disease kills 110 children
Rebels agree to start peace talks in Colombia
July 16, 2003
People
July 16, 2003
¢ Sorry, Charlie ¢ Madonna falls into the Gap ¢ This land is her land ¢ Santana raises millions to fight AIDS epidemic in Africa
Bush must stay the course
July 16, 2003
Saddam Hussein probably believes his war plan is working. Knowing he could not withstand American and British military might, Saddam theorized that the United States and Britain would cut and run if in the postwar aftermath the casualties became unacceptable and Americans’ notoriously short attention span kicked in. From his bunker, Saddam must be getting summaries of Western media reports and opinion polls from his remaining sycophants and concluding his triumphant return to power may be near.
Blessed nation
July 16, 2003
We all win
July 16, 2003
The right man
Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is the right man to head the investigation of intelligence matters that preceded the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
July 16, 2003
This nation is fortunate to have Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts serving as chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
Bush mishandles intelligence controversy
July 16, 2003
With significant help from his top aides, President Bush has managed to shoot himself and British Prime Minister Tony Blair in their combined four feet in a minor intelligence controversy that threatens to obscure the real problems of U.S. assessments of Iraq before and during the Second Gulf War.
Great White plans stop in Russell on benefit tour
Concert to help families of victims in R.I. nightclub fire
July 16, 2003
The band whose concert ended in a deadly nightclub fire in Rhode Island in February is planning a stop in Kansas next month during a benefit tour.
Big Blue River runs low for irrigators
July 16, 2003
Time is running out for irrigators who rely on the Big Blue River. Flows on the southeast Nebraska river are approaching the minimum required by law to cross the state line into Kansas.
Area offers plenty of places to buy summer delight
July 16, 2003
Here are some places where fresh, locally grown sweet corn is available.
Recipes using corn
July 16, 2003
The following recipes were provided by Susan Krumm, an extension agent in family and consumer sciences with K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County.
Call to love
July 16, 2003
Jayni uses Californian ingredients
July 16, 2003
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “California Dreamin’.”
Nation’s retailers report rebound in sales
July 16, 2003
American consumers, the economy’s one bright spot, streamed back into shopping malls in June, pushing retail sales up by 0.5 percent last month, the best showing since March.
The Sims Online makes the mundane interesting
July 16, 2003
There is little violence or sex in The Sims Online, an interactive computer game that arrived in stores last year. Even the characters are born by the immaculate conception of your computer keyboard.
Boeing to abandon satellite launches
July 16, 2003
Boeing Co., already pummeled by the commercial aviation downturn, said Tuesday it would take a $1.1 billion charge for its ailing satellite business in the second quarter and abandon commercial satellite launches for five years.
Commodities
July 16, 2003
Ex-POW Lynch heading home after rehabilitation
July 16, 2003
Former POW Jessica Lynch will soon be heading home to West Virginia, nearly four months after she became a hero when she was rescued by special forces during the war in Iraq.
Miscommunication among relatives a factor in toddler’s death in hot car
July 16, 2003
A 22-month-old Sedgwick County girl died after being left all day in a sport utility vehicle her family had agreed to loan to relatives, authorities said.
Retiree sentenced for imprisoning victims as sex slaves
July 16, 2003
A judge sentenced a retired handyman to 18 years to life in prison Tuesday, calling the defendant “a sick coward” and “an evil man” for keeping five women as sex slaves in a concrete bunker.
Corps refuses judge’s order
Lawsuit challenges ruling to cut Missouri River flow
July 16, 2003
The Army Corps of Engineers refused late Tuesday to reduce water levels on the Missouri River despite a federal judge’s order to cut flows to protect endangered birds and fish.
Lawrence briefs
July 16, 2003
¢ Distinguished KU grad, a fossil expert, dies ¢ Support group to meet ¢ World War II vets to recount war tales
Ex-U.N. inspector, Marine attacks Bush’s motives in new book
July 16, 2003
Former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter released a new book, accusing President Bush of illegally attacking Iraq and calling for “regime change” in the United States at the next election.
Report on teen drinking under fire
July 16, 2003
Even before its release, a report on teen drinking has drawn charges of bias from the $110 billion-a-year alcohol industry, an intense lobbying campaign and congressional warnings not to interfere with the industry’s marketing.
CIA: Syria’s WMD threat exaggerated
July 16, 2003
In a new dispute about interpreting intelligence data, the CIA and other agencies objected vigorously to a Bush administration assessment of the threat of Syria’s weapons of mass destruction that was to be presented Tuesday on Capitol Hill.
Columbia crew alive after final contact
Report’s findings could save lives on future flights
July 16, 2003
The crew of Columbia lived for at least one minute after their last communication with NASA ground controllers in Houston, a potentially important finding that could affect future efforts to improve the survivability of space shuttle accidents, investigators said Tuesday.
Clintons to pay most Whitewater court fees
July 16, 2003
The government will pay a small portion of the legal fees accumulated by former President Clinton and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton during the independent counsel investigation of their failed Arkansas land deal, an appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Bush aide to attend institute dedication
July 16, 2003
The White House has selected its official representative for the Dole Institute of Politics dedication ceremony Tuesday.
For sale: Ousted AD’s Jayhawk gear
July 16, 2003
If you’re in the market for some “barely used” Jayhawk gear and memorabilia at garage-sale prices, you’ll want to swing by 4316 Wimbledon Drive sometime between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. today.
Fake IDs widespread in Lawrence, official says
July 16, 2003
Lawrence: Fake identification capital of Kansas. It’s not a title the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce is going to brag about, but state alcohol beverage control officials say it is true, nonetheless.
Effort to save medical clinic fails
July 16, 2003
A grass-roots effort to raise money to keep Overbrook’s only medical clinic from closing has failed. Residents of this town of about 1,000 people launched a drive a little more than a month ago to raise $50,000 to keep Kansas Medical Clinic open beyond this month.
Collins Services
July 16, 2003
Graveside services for Ada Madalyn Collins, 69, Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery.
Suzanne Morris
July 16, 2003
A celebration of life for Suzanne Michelle Morris, 27, Payson, Ariz., will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, approximately 5 miles south of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 59, just north of the Zarco. The site will be marked with balloons.
Vivian Irene Fuller
July 16, 2003
Services for Vivian Irene Fuller, 61, Wellsville, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lane Methodist Church, Lane.
Kenneth W. Shannon
July 16, 2003
Services for Kenneth W. Shannon, 90, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Joseph A. Butler & Son Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kan.
Free agents free to sign today
Lakers sign Payton, Malone; other deals could take time
July 16, 2003
Everyone has known for almost a week that Karl Malone and Gary Payton would join the Los Angeles Lakers, and Jason Kidd and Alonzo Mourning will be with the Nets when free agents are cleared to begin signing contracts today.
Mystics halt skid
July 16, 2003
Chamique Holdsclaw had 24 points and 13 rebounds as Washington snapped an 11-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 77-64 win over New York.
ESU hires Walters
July 16, 2003
Former Kansas University standout Rex Walters has joined the men’s basketball coaching staff at Emporia State.
Former Cowboys president, GM dies at 83
Schramm NFL visionary behind instant replay, overtime, cheerleaders, playoff expansion
July 16, 2003
Tex Schramm, who turned the Dallas Cowboys into “America’s Team” with his bold innovations and keen eye for promotion and was instrumental in making the NFL a billion-dollar industry, died Tuesday. He was 83.
Hinrich agrees to deal with Bulls
KU product gearing up for club debut in summer league
July 16, 2003
First-round draft choice Kirk Hinrich, a Kansas University product, signed a contract Tuesday with the Chicago Bulls. Contract terms were not released.
Kournikova coming to K.C.
Anna to play Friday on Plaza
July 16, 2003
Having a marquee name such as Anna Kournikova will benefit the Kansas City Explorers’ attendance.
Grimes taps MU
July 16, 2003
Kansas University offered a scholarship to Darnell Jackson, so Kalen Grimes accepted one from Missouri.
Hammerin’ Hank unlikely hero
Blalock delivers decisive blast in AL’s 7-6 win
July 16, 2003
A new Hammerin’ Hank made his All-Star debut a memorable one. Both for himself and his league.
Rocket comes to rescue for AL
July 16, 2003
Roger Clemens was on a fishing trip, an hour north of Houston, when Yankees general manager Brian Cashman called at 10 a.m. Monday.
American League beats up National League bullpen
July 16, 2003
With a three-run lead and Billy Wagner, John Smoltz and Eric Gagne ready to go in the bullpen, the National League figured this All-Star game was pretty much over.
Furyk, Weir newest members of major club
July 16, 2003
Jim Furyk strolled off No. 18 at Royal St. George’s, hanging a left toward the putting green to get in a little more practice. Not so fast, Mr. Major Champion.
Norman supportive of random drug tests
July 16, 2003
First, it was Tiger Woods calling for a crackdown on illegal clubs. Now, Greg Norman wants all golfers to be subjected to random drug testing.
6News video: Workers hurry to finish institute on time
July 16, 2003
Area media were given a tour Tuesday of the as-of-yet unfinished Dole Intitute.
6News video: Longtime friend, political partner of Dole ready for dedication
July 16, 2003
Lawrence resident Glee Smith came to KU from western Kansas at the same time as Bob Dole. This weekend gives Smith an opportunity to reflect on his campus, wartime and political ties with the former senator.
6Sports video: AL takes All-Star game
July 16, 2003
An eighth-inning home run from the Rangers’ Hank Blalock gives the American League the home-field advantage in the World Series.
6Sports video: Hinrich signs with Bulls
July 16, 2003
The Bulls on Tuesday signed guard Kirk Hinrich, their first-round pick in last month’s NBA draft. As the seventh overall selection, Hinrich is guaranteed about $7.05 million over the next three seasons.
6Sports video: Gooden involved in bar fight
July 16, 2003
The former Jayhawk fought with Stacey Mack of the NFL’s Houston Texans on July 7 in a bar in Orlando.
6Sports video: Former Jayhawk All-American to compete this weekend
July 16, 2003
Scott Russell will try to win his fourth javelin title in a row at the Canadian National Championships.
Lyrical protest
July 16, 2003
Right thing
July 16, 2003
Truth needed
July 16, 2003
Homeless need
July 16, 2003
Other side
July 16, 2003
Trial ordered in molestation case
Victims of abuse alleged to have taken place this year are girls ages 2, 4 and 6
July 16, 2003
A Lawrence man charged with molesting three young girls liked to videotape children in public places around Lawrence, according to evidence presented Tuesday at a preliminary hearing.
France latest to nix sending backup to Iraq
July 16, 2003
France’s president Tuesday ruled out sending French troops to Iraq, following India and Germany in rejecting U.S. calls for help without approval from the United Nations.
Getting anti-social with the Sims
Online play can turn ugly
July 16, 2003
Jeremy Chase admits to shaking down his enemies. His Web site advertises extortion, hits and prostitution for a hefty fee. Chase is a mob leader — but only in the virtual world. He is one of hundreds of players who found the path of lawlessness and deviance too irresistible when The Sims Online challenged them to “Be Somebody … else.”
Pepsi Smash’ will feature pop music
July 16, 2003
“Everwood” stars Emily VanCamp and Gregory Smith are hosts of the new variety show “Pepsi Smash” (8 p.m., WB). Scheduled performers include Evanescence, which performs the hit “Bring Me to Life”; the Ataris, which will perform a cover version of Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer”; and Black Eyed Peas, which performs “Where’s the Love?” Future performers include Beyonce Knowles, AFI, Ashanti, Michelle Branch, Mya and Foo Fighters.
Apple juice as ingredient gives summery taste to dishes
Author says fruit’s flavor lends itself to many applications
July 16, 2003
Cookbook author Caprial Pence and her husband John Pence have been using apple juice in their summer cooking, and three of their recipes follow for home cooks to try.
How to liven up salads with flavor, nutrients
Fruits, nuts, croutons can add kick to meal
July 16, 2003
I know that I’m supposed to be eating more dark, leafy greens but green salads seem so boring. What can I add to my salad to make it more appealing?
Gates foundation grants $6.1 million to K.C. schools
July 16, 2003
A $6.1 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will help the Kansas City school district put into place a new reform program and create a new school.
Recollection of cafe creates desire to reproduce its sauce
July 16, 2003
Our memories of taste are usually colored by emotion and the passage of time. Take, for instance, a recollection of grandma’s apple pie. Pleasant memories of the pie are likely helped along by warm feelings for our grandmother.
Wrong message
July 16, 2003
Schramm pivotal to growth of NFL
July 16, 2003
Tex Schramm’s greatest contribution to Dallas was manufacturing the aura — and success — of America’s Team, the Cowboys.