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Kansans urged to submit designs for quarter
July 18, 2003
(Updated Friday at 2:05 p.m.) Kansans are urged to submit designs for the Kansas quarter, which will be released in 2005.
Sebelius: State to reconnect abuse hotline
July 18, 2003
(Updated Friday at 1:51 p.m.) Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Friday said the state will re-connect its round-the-clock abuse hotline.
Fire shuts down North Lawrence chemical plant
July 18, 2003
(Updated Friday at 3:28 p.m.) Fire spewed smoke into the air late Friday morning above a chemical plant in North Lawrence, forcing its shutdown and evacuation of nearly a dozen employees and a nearby farm, officials said.
Canada next bike test for Hackman
Lawrence resident competing in prestigious junior event Tour de l’Abitibi
July 18, 2003
It’s not the Tour de France, but for John Hackman, it’s close. Hackman, a Lawrence resident and 2003 graduate of Rockhurst High in Kansas City, Mo., will race in the Tour de l’Abitibi in and around the Canadian city of Val-d’Or, Quebec, starting Monday.
Oerter’s health failing
Heart attack nearly kills ex-KU, Olympic great
July 18, 2003
Al Oerter was ready to die. He wasn’t eager, but the four-time Olympic gold medalist was ready.
Competency hearing ordered for store assault suspect
July 18, 2003
A man suspected of assaulting two children in discount stores in Kentucky and West Virginia will undergo a mental evaluation before entering a plea in either case, a judge decided Thursday.
Institute director has unflagging commitment
Eminent historian, ‘showman’ a longtime friend of senator
July 18, 2003
On a recent Saturday afternoon, Richard Norton Smith tore open a manila envelope, unsheathing three black-and-white photographs of men in Army uniforms.
Dedication events bring together Medal of Honor Citation recipients
July 18, 2003
Fifteen of the 52 surviving World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Citation recipients are scheduled to be at the Dole Institute of Politics dedication ceremonies.
Dedication evokes memories of Lawrence at war
Wartime effort brought ‘amazing’ changes to KU
July 18, 2003
Claudine “Scottie” Lingelbach was studying in Watson Library when she heard that the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor.
American Indian code talkers to share stories at Dole event
July 18, 2003
Sam Billison is used to the question. It comes up whenever he talks to groups about his World War II experiences as a Navajo code talker. “It seems like someone always asks why we fought for our country — a country that did so many harsh things to our tribe and to Indian people,” said the 78-year-old Billison, who is president of the Navajo Code Talkers’ Assn.
Ex-tenant: Manager knew about drug deals
Former Pine Haven resident says management did nothing to clean up complex
July 18, 2003
A former tenant of a run-down Lawrence apartment complex came forward this week to say the apartment manager was well-aware of drug dealing at the property despite assertions to the contrary. “She knew what was going on. I told her many, many times,” said Renee Hall, 68, a former resident of Pine Haven Court, a row of town homes near 19th Street and Haskell Avenue. “She was a very nice lady, but I could never figure out why she allowed that to happen.”
Researchers find gems in archives
July 18, 2003
Box by box, document by document, Jean Bischoff is learning about a Kansas native son.
Briefly
July 18, 2003
¢ 5,200 submit designs for WTC memorial ¢ Snowmobiles to remain in two national parks ¢ Gunman wounds one at school board meeting ¢ Nixon papers reveal Vietnam War concern
Briefly
July 18, 2003
¢ Sebelius appoints relative to wildlife commission ¢ Mayor fined $7,500 for campaign violations ¢ Capital murder charges filed in rape, slaying case ¢ 1930s filling station going way of Edsel
Briefly
July 18, 2003
¢ Study indicates high-fat diet may raise breast cancer risk ¢ China seeks to calm Koreas ¢ Coup leader vows elections ¢ Three Democratic candidates apologize for skipping forum
Deceased vets not forgotten in ceremony
American Legion post will lend more than 120 flags for display at dedication
July 18, 2003
Testaments to some of Lawrence’s hometown soldiers will be waving in the breeze during the Dole Institute of Politics dedication.
Submissions for ‘Memory Wall’ exceed capacity
July 18, 2003
About 1,000 8-inch-by-10-inch photographs of Kansas World War II veterans will look down on visitors to the new Dole Institute of Politics from their permanent perch on the Memory Wall just inside the front entrance.
Speakers to include hometown heroes
July 18, 2003
Biographical information on selected Memory Tent participants, provided by the speakers and the Dole Institute of Politics.
Shuttle buses to provide access to campus
Institute official suggests residents avoid unnecessary trips in city
July 18, 2003
Traffic likely will snarl Lawrence streets if dedication events for the Dole Institute of Politics draw the tens of thousands of people expected.
Rock and roll fantasy
Lawrence musician Todd Johnson gets recruited to perform alongside his idols at rock fantasy camp
July 18, 2003
Bungee jumping. Diving into freezing water with the Polar Bear Club. Running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. There’s a new craze for individuals trying to add spark to their lives, or for aging hipsters seeking to recapture their youth: enrolling in the Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp. Lawrence musician Todd Johnson did just that … much to his surprise.
Lawrence’s hookandladder unleashes ‘evil carnival’
July 18, 2003
Earlier this month, hookandladder keyboardist Jason Barr attended the Cornerstone Christian music festival in Bushnell, Ill. with his friends in the Billions, a local indie rock band with a Christian focus. In his spare time, Barr amused himself by playing games with the young, impressionable crowd.
Wichita mayor wants state to pick up airline subsidy
Mayans wants $3 million from Commerce Department to keep AirTran
July 18, 2003
Wichita Mayor Carlos Mayans wants the state to provide $3 million a year to keep discount air carrier AirTran Airways serving his city.
Chiefs sign first-round pick Johnson
Running back from Penn State accepts seven-year, $8.8 million deal
July 18, 2003
The Kansas City Chiefs signed Larry Johnson to a seven-year, $8.8 million contract Thursday, making the Penn State running back just the second first-round draft pick to agree to terms.
Death toll reaches mark from 1991 war
July 18, 2003
The drumbeat follows its own grim rhythm: three U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq last week, two more shot this week. It echoes across this country, affecting military families who avoid the TV news and those arguing over the war and what comes next. The combat death toll hit a disheartening milestone Thursday as the Pentagon acknowledged its casualties from hostile fire reached 147, the same number of troops who died at enemy hands in the first Gulf War.
Court benefits from diversity of justices
Ideological labels fail to capture complexity of people, institution
July 18, 2003
Not long ago, the U.S. Supreme Court decided probably the most important affirmative action cases in our nation’s history. In one case, the court struck down a University of Michigan undergraduate admissions process that automatically awarded 20 points on a 150-point scale for “underrepresented minority” status.
Institute includes world’s largest stained-glass flag
July 18, 2003
Steven Stepaniak can’t help but feel patriotic when he looks at the stained-glass window adorning the entrance of the Dole Institute of Politics.
Lima still hasn’t lost his magic
But hurler hurts groin as Royals rout Mariners
July 18, 2003
Jose Lima said he left Thursday night’s game in the sixth inning because he didn’t want to try to be a hero. Why risk what has become an amazing comeback story?
Great start, tough finish for Watson
July 18, 2003
Five-time British Open champion Tom Watson is making a habit of starting strong in major championships.
Giddyap!
July 18, 2003
Documentary scrutinizes state education official
July 18, 2003
When Ranjit Arab enrolled in Tom Volek’s documentary and corporate video production class at Kansas University, he didn’t set out to pick a fight.
Horoscopes
July 18, 2003
Dole a model of service to country
From humble beginnings to corridors of power, Kansan met challenges head-on
July 18, 2003
“King Edward; two for a nickel.”
People
July 18, 2003
¢ Di’s former lover angers Brits ¢ Jolie finds new inspirations ¢ Clinton shares favorite recipes
City to provide water, police assistance at no charge
July 18, 2003
Dedication of the Dole Institute of Politics won’t happen without a little help from the city of Lawrence.
Democracy 101
July 18, 2003
L.A. welcomes Malone, Payton
Newest Lakers set sights on NBA championship
July 18, 2003
Mitch Kupchak was told he had an important telephone call, and the first words he heard were rather upsetting.
Genetics study links stress, depression
July 18, 2003
In the first study to show a direct genetic link between emotional stress and depression, researchers found that people with a certain type of brain chemistry gene were more vulnerable to deep depression after traumatic events such as the death of a family member. The study, appearing this week in the journal Science, focused on two forms of a gene called 5-HTT that helps regulate serotonin, a brain chemical. Researchers found that adults who carried a short form of this gene were more prone to slip into depression after experiencing serious life events than were adults who carried a long form of 5-HTT.
States debate safety of older U.S. drivers
Different requirements for licenses may be in works
July 18, 2003
How old is too old to drive? States are taking a harder look as the number of elderly drivers increases. Accidents like the one in Santa Monica, Calif., where an 86-year-old driver killed nine people and injured dozens more Wednesday when he drove into a crowded farmers market, are cited by those who believe older drivers should have to prove their capability.
Baseball briefs
July 18, 2003
¢ Bechler’s widow sues makers of ephedra ¢ Rangers GM Hart talks to Gonzalez’s agent ¢ Twins activate Jones, send Balfour to minors ¢ A’s call rookie Harden
Hadl, Kemp share history
KU legend played behind athlete-turned-politician with San Diego Chargers
July 18, 2003
John Hadl had no idea who he would room with when he reported to the San Diego Chargers’ preseason camp as a callow rookie quarterback in the summer of 1962. Not that Hadl, who had been an All-American halfback and QB at Kansas University, was surprised that his roomie was Jack Kemp, five years Hadl’s senior and the quarterback who had led the Chargers to back-to-back AFL West titles.
Area briefs
July 18, 2003
¢ Horseshow Saturday to benefit THRIL ¢ Vinland Fair solicits pet parade photos ¢ Tonganoxie Museum has summer hours ¢ Area agencies receive grants from state
Dole’s story to be a ‘clothesline’ of Kansas politics
Forum displays chronological tale
July 18, 2003
It’s been a mantra of Richard Norton Smith, one of several sentences he’s uttered countless times since taking over as director of the Dole Institute of Politics in 2001.
Documents reveal informant’s infiltration of supremacist group
July 18, 2003
He was trusted, a true believer. He stood quietly in the background at rallies while his leader preached his gospel of “racial holy war.” He was also an FBI informant.
Tiger troubled
Woods saves round after horrid start
July 18, 2003
Tiger Woods approached the group of spectators on the first hole of the British Open with an urgent question.
Architecture makes powerful statement
Building’s grand designs and subtle symbolism reflect distinguished political career
July 18, 2003
Steve Abend had a tough order when he was hired to design the Dole Institute of Politics building at Kansas University.
Papers make up ‘enormous’ collection
July 18, 2003
Bob Dole was quite the politician. Turns out he was a pack rat, too.
Kansas City soldier dies in chopper wreck
July 18, 2003
The son of a couple who chronicled his military experiences in columns for The Kansas City Star was among four crewmen killed Wednesday when a Navy helicopter crashed in Italy, his parents said.
Dignitaries scheduled to attend the dedication
July 18, 2003
Here are brief backgrounds on some of the people you might see walking around KU’s west campus during the dedication events.
U.S. must face Iraq reality
July 18, 2003
L. Paul Bremer may be the best thing Americans have going for them in Iraq. Unlike the administration he works for, the U.S. viceroy in Baghdad is willing to confront mistakes.
Friends and neighbors
July 18, 2003
6Sports video: Coach Mangino appreciates vote of confidence
July 18, 2003
Journal-World Sports Editor Chuck Woodling has predicted that the Jayhawks may have a winning season.
Family ties fall in campaign strategy
July 18, 2003
Like father, like son? Well, not exactly.
Briefly
July 18, 2003
¢ Airport workers find gun inside teddy bear ¢ Future doctors to face bedside manner test ¢ Robertson clarifies Supreme Court remarks ¢ Report: Nursing home care needs to improve
Four-day gala offers tribute to ‘Greatest Generation’
July 18, 2003
More than five years in the making, Kansas University’s newest building will be dedicated with a gala three-day tribute to World War II veterans and one of their biggest advocates, former Sen. Bob Dole. Dedication of the Dole Institute of Politics begins Saturday.
Greetings from the chancellor
July 18, 2003
It is a privilege to welcome the “Greatest Generation” and other visitors to Kansas University’s dedication of the Dole Institute of Politics.
National media to converge on Lawrence
Today’ show, C-SPAN among those expected to cover dedication, attending dignitaries
July 18, 2003
Bob Dole’s face is no stranger to NBC’s “Today,” C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” or any of the dozens of other national news programs that bring the world of Washington, D.C., into living rooms across the country.
Institute to include Lawrence’s first satellite uplink
July 18, 2003
Erik Nelson opened a door in the Dole Institute of Politics, revealing a small room with high-tech equipment and wiring.
Interfaith ‘Service Above Self’ to honor veterans
July 18, 2003
With the help of a group of Lawrence pastors and Richard Norton Smith, director of the Dole Institute of Politics, festivities planned to mark the center’s dedication will begin on a spiritual note.
Institute includes largest state seal
July 18, 2003
It’s not your typical Kansas state seal.
Air parade’ will offer skygazers opportunity to see vintage WWII airplanes in flight
July 18, 2003
The roar of vintage World War II airplanes will fill the skies Monday over Lawrence.
USO show headlines dedication’s arts events
July 18, 2003
Even though talk of World War II will dominate this weekend’s dedication of the Dole Institute of Politics, there will be plenty to do for those who prefer the arts to artillery.
Memory Tent conveys WWII experiences
July 18, 2003
Tales of World War II will come to life during the Dole Institute of Politics dedication.
Matter of taste
July 18, 2003
A “boatload” of Jayhawk memorabilia sold at the former athletic director’s garage sale this week could as well have gone to benefit youth groups or other organizations. A front-page Journal-World story earlier this week told about former Kansas University athletic director Al Bohl having a garage sale to dispose of “LOTS of barely used Jayhawk clothing & mementos.”
A worthy right
July 18, 2003
This editorial appeared in Thursday’s Los Angeles Times. Forty years ago, Arizona police arrested Phoenix warehouse worker Ernesto Miranda on rape charges, took him into an interrogation room and shut the door. When they emerged two hours later, officers held Miranda’s signed confession.
Cartoon question
July 18, 2003
Invasion questions
July 18, 2003
Subtle racism
July 18, 2003
It’s official: Recession ended in late ‘01
Cycle-dating economists point out period’s end didn’t quell hard times
July 18, 2003
The 2001 recession, the country’s first downturn in a decade, officially ended in November of that year, only eight months after it had begun, an academic group declared Thursday. The decision was made by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a group of academic economists that is the recognized arbiter of when recessions begin and end in the United States.
General Motors’ quarterly earnings sputter
Automaker forecasts better times ahead
July 18, 2003
General Motors Corp.’s earnings fell 30 percent in the second quarter from a year ago, hurt by lower volume and pricing pressure, but the company is bullish on the prospects for the second half of 2003 and expects to hit its financial targets. The world’s biggest automaker said Thursday that it earned $901 million, or $1.58 a share, in the April-June quarter, down from $1.3 billion, or $2.43 a share, a year ago.
Automaker, United Auto Workers begin talks
July 18, 2003
General Motors Corp. became the second major automaker in as many days to kick off contract talks with the United Auto Workers.
Boeing announces additional worker layoffs in commercial airplane unit
Latest round of cuts not likely to affect Wichita plant
July 18, 2003
The Boeing Co. plans to cut 4,000 to 5,000 more jobs than previously planned from its commercial airplane division by the end of the year, as the airline industry remains mired in the worst downturn in its history. The cuts will come through attrition and layoffs, said Boeing Commercial Airplane chief executive Alan Mulally in an e-mail sent to employees. After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Boeing had said it would need to cut 35,000 from its work force by the end of 2003.
Midwest Airlines reworks debt
Carrier avoids bankruptcy
July 18, 2003
Midwest Airlines averted the bankruptcy fate of several industry rivals as employees and creditors consented to concessions the company demanded.
Six Feet Under’ leads Emmy nominees
July 18, 2003
“Six Feet Under” and “The West Wing,” the Emmy front-runners, will be laboring under handicaps at the awards ceremony in September.
Celebrity chef joins Disney’s latest confection
July 18, 2003
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay makes his movie debut in “Eddie’s Million Dollar Cook-Off” (7 p.m., Disney). The host of “Hot Off the Grill with Bobby Flay” agreed to appear in the children’s movie to impress his 7-year-old daughter, whom Flay describes as a “Disney Channel junkie.”
Parents seek state aid in autism suit
Scientist says mercury damage ‘a bigger epidemic than 9-11 and AIDS
July 18, 2003
Backed by one of the nation’s biggest critics of the use of mercury in childhood vaccines, a group of Kansas parents on Thursday met with Atty. Gen. Phill Kline, seeking help from the state in getting compensation from pharmaceutical companies. “This is a bigger epidemic than 9-11 and AIDs, and no one knows about it,” Dr. Mark Geier, a geneticist who has been sounding the alarm about the dangers of thimerosal, a mercury compound that has been used for decades in vaccines.
Fire on grounds closes Gateway Arch
July 18, 2003
A fire broke out Thursday on the grounds of the Gateway Arch, prompting officials to evacuate thousands of visitors from the famed St. Louis landmark.
Fort Riley commander foresees soldiers in Iraq ‘for quite a while’
July 18, 2003
Fewer than 500 of the approximately 4,500 Fort Riley soldiers deployed for duty in the Iraq war have returned to the post, and its commanding general says he doesn’t expect all of them back very soon.
Mystics dump Charlotte
July 18, 2003
The Washington Mystics finally have a winning streak.
Armstrong still struggling to pull away
July 18, 2003
Lance Armstrong’s struggle to dominate a surprisingly difficult Tour de France could hinge on beating the clock in today’s individual time trial — a decisive race on undulating terrain.
6News video: Audit shows county books are clean
July 18, 2003
After the accounting irregularities of two years ago, Douglas County bookkeeping has improved.
6News video: Navajo codetalkers will speak at Dole event
July 18, 2003
The codetalkers were a vital part of American success at Iwo Jima during World War II.
6Sports video: Royals defeat Seattle at home
July 18, 2003
Kansas City played well to overcome the best team in the American League.
6News video: Thousands brave heat for Sidewalk Sale
July 18, 2003
Downtown merchants started early and stayed late for the sale, despite triple-digit temperatures.
6News video: Hearings begin for Wal-Mart suit
July 18, 2003
Wal-Mart’s lawyers claim that the city failed to issue a building permit to Wal-Mart for 6th and Wakarusa development.
6Sports video: Bill Whittemore is the man for Jayhawks
July 18, 2003
Whittemore went from a relative unknown to starting quarterback before his knee injury last season. He says that his knee is completely healed and he’ll be even better this season.
Senate approves $368 billion defense bill
July 18, 2003
The Senate approved a $368.6 billion defense spending bill Thursday after Republicans beat back a new Democratic push for an examination of how the White House handled intelligence on Iraqi weapons programs.
Judge mulls dismissal of suit against city in Wal-Mart case
July 18, 2003
The first legal ruling in the long-running battle involving construction of a Wal-Mart store on West Sixth Street is expected next week. Douglas County District Judge Michael Malone said Thursday that he would rule next week on the city’s request to dismiss a lawsuit filed after officials refused in May to issue building permits for a Wal-Mart store and adjoining restaurant.
Fiddle concerts slated
July 18, 2003
Norwegian Hardanger fiddler Torgeir Straand will perform two concerts in the area.
Halladay’s streak hits 14
Blue Jays hurler logs victory against Red Sox, 5-2
July 18, 2003
Roy Halladay returned from the All-Star break the way he entered it — with a blazing fastball, sharp control and a three-month unbeaten streak.
Schilling gives Diamondbacks lift
Arizona hurler baffles Padres for first win since coming off DL
July 18, 2003
The Arizona Diamondbacks couldn’t have had a better start to the second half.
Father says lawyer’s suspension to blame for son skipping court
Defendant in transient sales case had hired Rumsey
July 18, 2003
There are good reasons a Texas man accused of being a scam artist didn’t make it to a court appearance earlier this week, the man’s father says.
On the record
July 18, 2003
Clarification
July 18, 2003
A fund-raising benefit planned for the Clinton Lake Historical Society on Saturday is also the organization’s annual ice cream social.
Correction
July 18, 2003
The Boeing B-17 plane on display at Lawrence Municipal Airport is from the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston, Texas. A story in Wednesday’s Journal-World misidentified the organization to which the plane belonged.
Medical plaza robbed
July 18, 2003
Police are investigating burglaries at nine offices inside a medical complex.
Police dog dies in hot patrol car
July 18, 2003
A police dog died of heat exposure after the air conditioning in his patrol car failed, authorities said.
Reds lose Griffey for rest of season
July 18, 2003
Ken Griffey Jr. will miss the rest of the season after hurting his right ankle Thursday night, the latest in a string of major injuries for the former All-Star.
Ruth Museum responds
July 18, 2003
The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum expressed disgust Thursday with comments made by San Francisco slugger Barry Bonds about Babe Ruth during the All-Star game festivities.
Blair: History will support war in Iraq
Prime minister, Bush defend motives for war
July 18, 2003
In a passionate speech to Congress Thursday, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said history will forgive the U.S.-led coalition if weapons of mass destruction are not found in Iraq because of the broader good of fighting tyranny and preventing future terrorism “If we are wrong, we will have destroyed a threat that, at its least, is responsible for inhuman carnage and suffering. That is something I am confident history will forgive. But if our critics are wrong, if we are right — and we do not act, then we will have hesitated in the face of this menace when we should have given leadership,” Blair said.
Photos tell of court’s quieter moments
July 18, 2003
Photographing U.S. Supreme Court justices in their offices is not that difficult — once you get through the door. But getting permission to invade their inner sanctum with a camera is darn near impossible. Photographer David Hume Kennerly, who has made a career of getting into forbidden places, has done it twice. In 1973, seven of nine justices agreed to sit in front of his camera to illustrate a Time magazine story on affirmative action. In June 2002, again by a 7-2 vote, all but Justices David Souter and Antonin Scalia agreed to be photographed in their offices. Chief Justice William Rehnquist is the lone survivor of the 1973 court.
Senator: White House aide lobbied for claim in speech
July 18, 2003
In closed-door testimony on Capitol Hill, CIA officials named a senior White House aide who persuaded the agency to allow a questionable allegation about Iraq in President Bush’s State of the Union address, a senator and other officials involved in the classified hearing said Thursday.
Perry Oren Patterson
July 18, 2003
Joyce Leome Dexter
July 18, 2003
Frances Joan Welch
July 18, 2003
Jess W. Hatton
July 18, 2003
Margaret I. Frink
July 18, 2003
Finishing touches
July 18, 2003
Tourney will test Legends
July 18, 2003
Now the Lawrence Legends get down to business.
Raiders end on high note
July 18, 2003
The Lawrence Raiders ended their regular season, edging the K.C. Grays, 5-4, Thursday night.
Former Presidents Ford, Carter will join celebrants during center’s dedication
Brokaw, Giuliani also will join Doles during events
July 18, 2003
From the beginning, Richard Norton Smith has said the dedication events for the Dole Institute of Politics would focus on veterans of the World War II generation.
KU football kickoffs set
July 18, 2003
Kansas University has announced kickoff times for its four nonconference football games.
Optimism abounds as institute opens
KU hopes to answer question: Where do we go from here?
July 18, 2003
For most of the thousands of people expected to visit Lawrence this weekend, the Dole Institute of Politics is a building on Kansas University’s west campus.
Institute ‘not about Bob Dole,’ senator insists
Longtime KU supporter was reluctant to have name affixed to center
July 18, 2003
His name graces the front of the limestone building. Pictures of him line the walls inside, and while the Dole Institute of Politics is designed to honor one of the most accomplished political figures in Kansas history, the man behind it all doesn’t want the attention.
Fighting flares up again in Liberia as deadline for peace pact nears
July 18, 2003
As negotiators pushed back the deadline for a political settlement in Liberia, government officials Thursday accused the rebels of launching a fresh push on the beleaguered capital, swollen with refugees from previous fighting.
Everyone knows it’s windy
Unlikely leader Otto early earl of Sandwich’s brutal layout
July 18, 2003
A lost ball by Tiger Woods. A triumphant return for Greg Norman. A stunning struggle for Ernie Els.
Community mourns market victims
July 18, 2003
Lynne Ann Weaver, who married into a celebrity family, liked to go to the farmers market with co-workers to buy produce for her husband to cook.
James R. Herd
July 18, 2003
Bargain hunters flock downtown
July 18, 2003
Craig Liskey wore a sombrero with a $1 bill pinned to the front. An entertainer calling himself “Balloonman” wore rainbow suspenders, black socks and red high-top shoes.
U.S. housing starts up, jobless claims down
July 18, 2003
The number of new housing projects builders broke ground on in June climbed to the highest level in five months, good news for efforts to get the economy back into shape.
Briefcase
July 18, 2003
¢ Technology outlooks send Nasdaq lower ¢ Microsoft dividend won’t happen soon ¢ Yellow’s profit surges ¢ Salina plant to lose jobs
Lieberman revs up rhetoric in effort to boost campaign
July 18, 2003
No more Mr. Nice Guy for Joe Lieberman.
Medical personnel prepared for heat-related emergencies
July 18, 2003
Unless Mother Nature decides to provide an unusual late-July cold front, the heat of a Kansas summer may end up frying the thousands of people expected to attend the dedication of the Dole Institute of Politics.
Battle re-enactors to honor vets at dedication
July 18, 2003
Their numbers are rapidly dwindling, but what the military veterans of World War II did 60 years ago and how they did it won’t be forgotten as long as living history re-enactor groups keep the old units alive.
Bush must turn talk into action in Africa
July 18, 2003
If President Bush had ignored sub-Saharan Africa during his international travels, detractors would have wailed about the shame of it all. But his recent five-day visit hasn’t satisfied the critics, either. Some chide the president for insufficient boldness, while others dismiss his tour as a series of politically motivated photo opportunities.
Silly ‘English’ skewers Bond
July 18, 2003
One of the reasons the MPAA gave “Johnny English” a PG rating was because of “comic nudity.” Comic nudity? I wasn’t exactly sure what that meant until watching a scene where the title character makes a painfully erroneous blunder in front of a large audience and covers by apologizing, “So I was wrong about the archbishop’s bottom.”
Daily ticker
July 18, 2003
County’s financial books pass inspection
July 18, 2003
Douglas County’s financial books received a clean bill of health from a team of outside auditors — a refreshing change from as recently as a couple years ago, a county commissioner said. “The audit two years ago knocked us out of our chairs,” said Commissioner Jere McElhaney, referring to the uncovering of lax oversight in the county treasurer’s office. “We were absolutely surprised, and it raised some questions from the commission bench. We sat down with a plan for how to correct things, and now we’ve accomplished that.