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Briefly
July 19, 2003
¢ National Guard troops assist at YMCA camp ¢ Tenants rights seminar offered free of charge
Letters from life at KU: Fall 1941 to fall 1942
July 19, 2003
Edwards anniversary
July 19, 2003
The first decade should be only the beginning of a bright future for Kansas University’s Edwards Campus. Kansas University has many connections to the Kansas City area but none is more important than the university’s Edwards Campus, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
Technology may help U.S. go it alone
July 19, 2003
American national-defense priorities and practices are being shaped by two important developments, peculiar to the modern age and in some ways defining elements of the contemporary period: the need for rapid American response to security threats around the globe and the inability or unwillingness of traditional United States allies to support American policies abroad.
Racist penalty
July 19, 2003
Differing views
July 19, 2003
Immanuel Lutheran to celebrate 75 years of ministry
July 19, 2003
Not everybody in town will be thinking Sunday about honoring Bob Dole. In fact, one Lawrence congregation located almost in the shadow of the Lied Center — the site of three days of inaugural activities for the Dole Institute of Politics — will be celebrating an important occasion of its own.
Eight symptoms signal substance abuse
July 19, 2003
I am suspicious that my 16-year-old son may be using some kind of illegal drugs. He’s just not himself lately, and his friends are some of the weirdest guys you ever saw. Can you summarize the most common symptoms of drug abuse? What should I look for?
Scouting news
July 19, 2003
Club news
July 19, 2003
4-H news
July 19, 2003
Court rejects contempt ruling in Indian case
Interior secretary, assistant cleared
July 19, 2003
A federal appeals court threw out a contempt ruling Friday against Interior Secretary Gale Norton, saying she cannot be held accountable for her predecessors’ mismanagement of a multibillion-dollar trust fund for American Indians.
Presidential rivals take aim at Gephardt’s labor support
July 19, 2003
Presidential contender Dick Gephardt, who stumbled in the money chase, now has to worry about Democratic rivals using his fund-raising woes to siphon off labor support.
Bush pads campaign coffers
July 19, 2003
President Bush on Friday attended the first of two Texas fund-raisers this weekend that will raise $7 million — the largest take in any trip to one state this year.
U.S. soldier killed in attack
Shiite cleric plans rival Iraqi government
July 19, 2003
Insurgents targeting the U.S. occupation of Iraq attacked a convoy with explosives and killed an American soldier Friday, while a prominent Shiite cleric urged Iraqis to politically oppose a U.S.-appointed government.
Red Dog’ celebrates 20 years of drills
July 19, 2003
Twenty years ago, Don “Red Dog” Gardner, a volunteer trainer for Lawrence High School football, started pushing his players a little harder with summer training sessions. Now, he pushes nearly 500 members of the Lawrence community just as hard. For 18 years, Gardner, a retired police officer, has led Red Dog’s Dog Days, a summer workout program, at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium.
Leads raise hope in slaying probe
July 19, 2003
For the first time in the two years since her daughter was stabbed to death in Costa Rica, Jeanette Stauffer says she has reason to believe the killers will be brought to justice. “This is the first time I’ve gotten up in the morning and not asked myself, ‘OK, who do I have to call or e-mail today to make sure the investigation is moving forward?’” Stauffer said Friday during a telephone interview from her home in Topeka.
Chemical fire sends smoke sailing through sky
July 19, 2003
A mechanical failure sparked a chemical fire Friday at a plant at the edge of North Lawrence, spewing billowing plumes of smoke but causing no injuries. The fire occurred about 11:20 a.m. at Peak Chemical, a phosphorous pentasulfide plant adjacent to Astaris, 440 N. Ninth St. The plant’s product, known as P2S5, is used as a lubricant in motor oil.
Bates tied at top after 9-under 63
Four players share lead at rain-plagued B.C. Open
July 19, 2003
Unfazed by a sore neck and a five-hour rain delay that prevented him from finishing the second round, Steve Lowery moved into a tie for the lead Friday at the B.C. Open. With darkness falling, Lowery was at 4 under par through 11 holes and was 12 under for the tournament to tie Pat Bates, Alex Cejka, and Brett Quigley atop the leaderboard.
State’s urban areas experience building boom
Census Bureau estimates more than 25,000 housing units were built from 2000 to 2002
July 19, 2003
The new housing rate is up in the state, signaling that Kansans are taking advantage of low interest rates. And most of the buying and building has been in urban areas, which reflects the shifting population.
6Sports video: Summer volleyball camps bring in potential recruits
July 19, 2003
Coach Bechard and his staff act as teachers and parents for the girls at the camp.
6Sports video: KC can’t repeat victory over Seattle
July 19, 2003
The Royals dominated through most of the game, but the Mariners had five runs in the ninth inning to come out with the win.
6News video: Art a la Carte
July 19, 2003
Friday night at the South Park Recreation Center, E.M.U. Theatre opened “Living in Pieces,” a pair of one-act plays called “Girlz” and “The Rattler.” “Girlz” explores women’s psyches through a tapestry of monologues spoken by nine females. “The Rattler” examines humans’ relationships to power structures. The shows continue tomorrow evening.
6News video: Another investigation into Shannon Martin’s death provides new leads
July 19, 2003
New witness testimony may carry greater peanlty for three suspects in the case.
Perry’s hot streak still smoking
July 19, 2003
Tiger Woods had just finished and fans were streaming out of the huge green bleachers by the hundreds. Nobody seemed to notice — or care — that Kenny Perry still faced a tricky chip to the 18th green.
Missouri River contempt hearing set for Monday
Corps of Engineers must explain why it ignored judge’s order
July 19, 2003
A federal court on Friday scheduled a contempt hearing against the Army Corps of Engineers for refusing to comply with its order to reduce water levels on the Missouri River.
6News video: Hotels prepare for Dole events
July 19, 2003
The Holiday Inn Holidome will be a hot spot for the festivities.
6News video: Lawrence prepares for Dole Institute ceremony
July 19, 2003
Work is being completed at the Institute while the city of Lawrence braces for the influx of visitors.
6News video: Chemical fire shuts down plant
July 19, 2003
Smoke billowed out of the North Lawrence plant and caused the evacuation of workers and nearby farmers.
Bush releases ‘evidence’ on Iraq
July 19, 2003
The White House released internal documents Friday that it said bolstered its case that U.S. intelligence agencies had solid evidence Saddam Hussein was pursuing nuclear weapons several months prior to President Bush’s January State of the Union speech. The documents contained declassified excerpts from an October 2002 “national intelligence estimate” on Iraq that warned, “If left unchecked, it probably will have a nuclear weapon during this decade.” More ominously, the document added, “If Baghdad acquires sufficient fissile material from abroad, it could make a nuclear weapon within several months to a year.”
N. Korea a ‘serious’ nuclear threat
U.N. agency also seeks information from Iran
July 19, 2003
The U.N. atomic agency’s chief called North Korea “the most serious threat” to nuclear proliferation Friday while urging Iran to let inspectors investigate suspect nuclear facilities.
Royals collapse in ninth
Seattle scores 5 times in final frame of 6-3 win
July 19, 2003
Ichiro Suzuki showed he isn’t just a singles hitter, displaying his power when the Mariners needed it most. Suzuki hit a grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning off All-Star closer Mike MacDougal, sending Seattle to a 6-3 victory Friday night against the Kansas City Royals.
Pubescent superheroes get a stylish makeover
July 19, 2003
You don’t have to be 9 years old to enjoy “Teen Titans” (8 p.m. today, Cartoon Network), a thoroughly groovy adaptation of the 1960s DC comic book. Produced by Emmy Award-winning animator Glen Murakami, “Titans” blends the visual style of classic comics with a dash of contemporary Japanese anime.
Fleischer feared ‘nucular’ reaction
July 19, 2003
Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer admits lots of folks asked him to say something to the boss about his mangled pronunciation of “nuclear.” But as for actually bearing the bad tidings …
Guardsmen’s stay in Iraq unexpected
July 19, 2003
One night in mid-March, three days before the Iraq war began, 30 Florida National Guardsmen swung picks and shovels in the Iraqi desert.
Orbiting cosmonaut may wed Texas fiancee in first wedding from space
July 19, 2003
It could be a match made in the heavens, if the orbiting groom doesn’t get cold feet.
Camp runs low on water
July 19, 2003
A leak in Osage County Rural Water District No. 2 left the town of Perry — including a nearby camp attended by children with muscular dystrophy — without water part of Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said.
On the record
July 19, 2003
Bryant charged with sexual assault, denies guilt
July 19, 2003
Kobe Bryant was charged Friday with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman in a case bound to tarnish the career of one of the NBA’s brightest young superstars.
Margaret I. Frink
July 19, 2003
James R. Herd
July 19, 2003
Marie Prentice
July 19, 2003
Shock stomp Storm
July 19, 2003
Elaine Powell’s worries might be over, and that’s good news for the Detroit Shock.
Big 12 squad lacks Jayhawks
July 19, 2003
No players from Kansas University, Kansas State or Oklahoma State are on the roster of the Big 12 Conference All-Star team that will represent the U.S. at the World University Games Aug. 20-31 in South Korea.
Twins edge Oakland, 3-2
Hunter’s catch in ninth preserves victory
July 19, 2003
Eddie Guardado and the Minnesota Twins saw Ramon Hernandez’s ninth-inning liner sinking toward the turf and a much-needed win over the Oakland Athletics slipping away.
Sheffield powers Braves past Mets
Atlanta slugger collects five hits, including two home runs, in 11-4 win
July 19, 2003
A few sessions with hitting coach Terry Pendleton got Gary Sheffield back on track.
Griffey undergoes surgery to repair injured ankle
July 19, 2003
Ken Griffey Jr. was determined to play like an All-Century outfielder this season, showing Cincinnati Reds fans what they’ve been missing since he came home.
Daily ticker
July 19, 2003
Farmland sale rattles U.S. pork industry
July 19, 2003
More than a year after choosing bankruptcy over a buyout offer from Smithfield Foods Inc., Farmland Industries Inc. announced it had agreed to sell its pork unit to Smithfield, the largest pork processor in the country. Some farmers and politicians are worried about what the sale will mean for the pork industry, now that Smithfield will hold 27 percent of the market. Others who follow the industry contend the deal announced Tuesday is good news for hog farmers, because Farmland Foods’ facilities would become part of a healthy company.
Low prices lure investors to markets
July 19, 2003
Buyers returned to Wall Street in earnest on Friday, lured by lower prices after three days of declines. Investors sent stocks sharply higher, pushing the Dow Jones industrials up nearly 140 points.
Face it: We really don’t know Kobe
July 19, 2003
They can interview as many sympathizers as they want, and they can receive all the testimonials from all the TV people they can stomach, and it won’t change the truth.
Dole workers burn midnight oil to finish
Institute to roll out red carpet today
July 19, 2003
The signs were up. The tent was nearly up. The building was nearing completion. And Lawrence on Friday braced for what could be tens of thousands of visitors, including two former presidents, who will be in town for dedication of the Dole Institute of Politics.
Couple use mower to state their peace
July 19, 2003
Should Jimmy Carter, Condoleezza Rice or others elect to fly into Lawrence Municipal Airport this weekend for the Dole Institute dedication, Scott and Nancy Thellman have a greeting waiting for them. It’s a giant peace sign, mowed into the grass of their pasture north of the airport.
Bruce Lee’s legend still kicking
July 19, 2003
Before Jackie Chan, before Jet Li, there was Bruce Lee.
Olson upstages Williams at thinly attended show
July 19, 2003
You could’ve driven a Mack truck through The Bottleneck without much trouble Thursday night, where neo-country/folkers Victoria Williams and Mark Olson were in town for an early-evening show. There were roughly 40 people inside the venue, which holds more than 10 times that, and with tables and chairs pulled up close to the stage, it was more akin to a coffeehouse gig than an actual club concert.
Love all alone below par
Leader has two-stroke lead; Woods lurking
July 19, 2003
This is one tournament where Tiger Woods in the rearview mirror is not nearly as daunting as the road ahead. Davis Love III, the sole survivor to par at Royal St. George’s, used a lucky bounce and three clutch putts to build a two-shot lead Friday in the British Open.
Lawrence entrepreneur hopes F-18 simulator idea takes off
July 19, 2003
When vintage aircraft take to the skies Monday for an air parade over Memorial Stadium, John Skuban Jr. is betting that there will be lots of people wondering what it would be like to fly a massive military machine. He’s so confident, he has started his own business.
Society calendar
July 19, 2003
Briefly
July 19, 2003
¢ Senators recognized for perfect voting record ¢ Birds with West Nile found in seven counties ¢ Fishermen find caiman in Missouri River ¢ Memorial ceremony planned for Marine
Bates tied at top after 9-under 63
July 19, 2003
Letters from Army life: June 1943 to Oct. 1944
July 19, 2003
Dumbing down feminism
July 19, 2003
Snaps to the little girl leaving “Legally Blonde 2” three steps behind me. There I was trying to figure out what happened to the original fizz when she said to her mom: “Don’t you think she was dumber in this movie?” YESSS. And a middle-schooler shall lead us. As a blonde by nature and nurture, I kind of liked the first Reese Witherspoon comedy about the sorority shopaholic dumped by a preppy boyfriend who told her, “If I’m going to be a senator by the time I’m 30, I need to marry a Jackie not a Marilyn.”
Spirituality
July 19, 2003
¢ Moderate Baptist group granted membership ¢ Presbyterian Church releases survey ¢ Park Service removes plaques with Bible verses
Armstrong’s lead deflating
Texan struggles through hot time trial; Ullrich now ‘big favorite’
July 19, 2003
An exhausted Lance Armstrong is the first to admit it: He’s no longer the man to beat in the Tour de France.
6News video: ‘Red Dog’ celebrates 20 years
July 19, 2003
Hundreds in the community come to the summer practices to get in better shape.
British weapons adviser found dead
July 19, 2003
A body found in the Oxfordshire woods added a dark twist Friday to questions about the intelligence Prime Minister Tony Blair used to justify war in Iraq. Police tentatively identified the dead man as David Kelly, a Defense Ministry expert suspected of being the source of media claims that the government hyped its reports on Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction.
Guardsman killed in Iraq was grandfather of seven
Family, friends recall oldest U.S. casualty
July 19, 2003
The brightly painted wooden sign in the yard marks the home as “Grandma & Grandpa’s House. Hugs & Kisses. Love & Laughter. Candy & Cookies.”
Funding sought for No Child Left Behind
Kansas congressman says U.S. government not living up to law’s mandates
July 19, 2003
The sweeping No Child Left Behind education law is a centerpiece of President Bush’s domestic agenda. But Kansas Rep. Dennis Moore says without money to pay for it, the law itself should be left behind.
Lawrence championship tees off today
July 19, 2003
Three years ago when Ron Shaver envisioned the return of a men’s city golf championship to Lawrence, he was hoping for a weekend like this one.
Chiefs set for third camp under Vermeil
July 19, 2003
The Kansas City Chiefs are about to prove they’re willing to go farther than any other franchise in the NFL to get to the Super Bowl.
Briefly
July 19, 2003
¢ Royals place Randa on disabled list ¢ D’backs trade Womack to Rockies for pitcher ¢ Ankiel out at least year after undergoing surgery ¢ Rangers sign pitcher
Briefly
July 19, 2003
¢ France bans ‘e-mail’ ¢ Police chief offers to resign after escapes ¢ Israel considers freeing some jailed militants ¢ Coup leaders agree to begin negotiations
Briefly
July 19, 2003
¢ ATF investigating thefts of ammonium nitrate ¢ Rebels threaten capital ¢ Canada revises beef system to limit mad cow disease risk ¢ Reports says government failing American Indians
Briefly
July 19, 2003
¢ Crews work to plug leak in Baldwin water pipe ¢ State abuse hot line to take calls 24-7 ¢ Governor seeks designs for Kansas state quarter
Religion briefs
July 19, 2003
Making the grade
Veritas Christian strengthens status as education alternative
July 19, 2003
Parents in the Lawrence area who want their high school-age children to receive a biblically based, classical Christian education now have an alternative to either home schooling or sending them to schools in Topeka or the Kansas City area. That’s because — after 25 years of offering such an education to students in kindergarten through ninth grade — Veritas Christian School, 256 N. Michigan, is expanding to include 10th and 11th grades this fall, as well as 12th grade in the fall of 2004.
Palm Beach diocese trying to recover from bishop turnover
July 19, 2003
After one bishop and then another in the Diocese of Palm Beach admitted they had molested boys, parishioners put their shaky confidence in the man sent to heal their wounds.
House committee debate sparks uproar
July 19, 2003
The House put on a partisan spectacle Friday, with a Republican chairman calling in police, one member calling another a “wimp” and a “fruitcake,” and Democrats accusing the GOP of running roughshod.
Cairo on the Kaw among weekend fun
July 19, 2003
Sure, activities surrounding the Dole Institute dedication will be a big deal, but there are plenty of other arts and entertainment attractions on tap this weekend. Among them will be Middle Eastern dance troupe Raghsidad’s performance of the ninth annual Cairo on the Kaw at the Lawrence Community Theatre.
Mayer: Select few were in America’s biggest game — WWII
July 19, 2003
When your career in this business spans all or parts of seven decades, you’ve grown accustomed to the face of constant, often justified, challenges from readers. The late Katherine Graham noted that the average newspaper story or column amounted to a rough first draft of the truth. Discovering “truth” is a terribly inexact science.
Rex Eugene Twigg
July 19, 2003
Bovine thirst
July 19, 2003
Around and about
July 19, 2003
Patriotic pride
July 19, 2003
6News video: VIPs come to Lawrence for Dole Institute dedication
July 19, 2003
The guest list will be among the most high-profile visitors Lawrence has ever seen.
Family letters show Dole as young man
July 19, 2003
Some were simple laundry lists. Others expressed a Kansas University student’s concerns after being called to serve his country.
U.S. delays tribunals for British suspects
Bush decision follows Blair visit
July 19, 2003
Helping an ally that’s in political trouble, the Bush administration announced Friday that it would hold off trying any British terrorism suspects before military commissions at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo, Cuba. Two British nationals captured in Afghanistan and Pakistan — Feroz Abbasi, 23, and Moazzam Begg, 35 — are in the first group of six detainees declared eligible for military trials, which could begin in the next few months.
Briefly
July 19, 2003
¢ Father relives tragedy of son’s helicopter death ¢ California courts rule in Davis recall cases ¢ Prosecutor: Malvo spoke of shootings to guards ¢ Dentist suspended for not treating lesbian
Mad Dawgs dump Legends
Lawrence drops nightcap, 8-0; wins opener, 5-1
July 19, 2003
It was a jaw-dropper.
Weddings
July 19, 2003
Letters from Italy: January to April 1945
July 19, 2003
School board attacker motivated by smokers
July 19, 2003
Police found a second rifle and two handguns in the truck of a school maintenance worker accused of shooting a teacher and dousing two other people with gasoline at a county school board meeting.
Dole Institute deserves all ‘fuss’ being made over dedication
July 19, 2003
“Why all the fuss? What’s everyone so excited about? It’s just another building. Why make so much of this event?” Yes, it is “just another building,” but it is a spectacular building and truly deserves all the fuss being made over it and the coming three days of dedication events.
Briefcase
July 19, 2003
¢ PeopleSoft scores blow to fend off Oracle bid ¢ Ford set to reduce white-collar work force ¢ Greenspan takes losses in struggling economy ¢ Dell to change name
Engagements
July 19, 2003
Friends and neighbors
July 19, 2003
AFC capsules
July 19, 2003
Capsules for the 16 AFC teams at the start of training camp.
Optimism abounds as camps open
July 19, 2003
When Bill Polian was general manager of the Buffalo Bills in the early 1990s, he would go to training camp knowing his team would be one of the top half-dozen in NFL.
NFC capsules
July 19, 2003
Capsules for the 16 NFC teams at the start of training camp.
Kansas jobless rate jumps to 5.1%
July 19, 2003
Students seeking summer employment and a temporary layoff in the aviation industry pushed the state’s jobless rate to 5.1 percent in June. The June unemployment rate, released Friday, was an increase from the revised 4.4 percent in May but better than the national average of 6.4 percent. A year ago, Kansas’ unemployment rate was 5.3 percent.
6Sports video: Coach Mangino changed a lot in past year
July 19, 2003
The coach believes that he and his players have learned from the mistakes of the ‘02-‘03 season.
People
July 19, 2003
¢ Browne gets apologies ¢ It’s payback time for celebs ¢ Magazine seeks wedding bills