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Police investigate gun scare on KU campus
July 23, 2003
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:54 a.m.) Police shut down Kansas University’s Wescoe Hall briefly Wednesday morning after a man was seen entering the building carrying a rifle. The man turned out to be a KU history instructor who had an antique Civil War-era rifle that he planned to show his class later in the day, authorities said.
State takes action against Cork & Barrel owners
July 23, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 11:17 a.m.) State regulators are seeking to close two of the city’s largest liquor stores and impose fines of nearly $120,000 against their owners.
2 suspects charged in sex assault of teen boy
July 23, 2003
Police are looking for more young boys who may have been assaulted by two men charged Monday with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old runaway they met through a telephone chat line.
Jerry Leon Racer
July 23, 2003
Services for Jerry Leon Racer, 59, Tonganoxie, will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie.
Pfc. Jessica Lynch receives hero’s welcome
July 23, 2003
Jessica Lynch returned home a hero Tuesday as thousands of flag-waving well-wishers saluted the former POW hailed for her bravery under fire at the height of the war.
National Guard to relieve some U.S. troops in Iraq
Fort Riley brigade likely to be deployed
July 23, 2003
U.S. Army leaders are preparing to announce as early as today a plan to start relieving exhausted troops in Iraq with thousands of soldiers from U.S.-based units and an additional 10,000 National Guardsmen who will be called to active duty.
Hudson silences K.C.
Kansas City shut out for second time
July 23, 2003
Four runs usually is enough for Tim Hudson. Given a big early lead Tuesday, Hudson allowed one hit in seven innings to lead the Oakland Athletics over Kansas City, 10-0.
Phenix take national stage — at home
July 23, 2003
Five times this summer the 14-and-under Lawrence Phenix softball team has had an opportunity to win a tournament title. But the Phenix haven’t won a championship — yet.
QB Green puts lid on Chiefs’ playoff talk
July 23, 2003
Quarterback Trent Green is trying to put a stop to all the talk at Chiefs’ training camp about the team’s playoff potential or the possibility of making the Super Bowl. His warning: not so fast.
Mariners rally past Twins
Loss drops Minnesota to third in AL Central behind Sox
July 23, 2003
This time, Seattle’s rally was enough for a victory. Randy Winn capped a five-run sixth inning with a two-run homer as the Mariners beat Minnesota, 10-8, Tuesday.
Maddux wins third straight
July 23, 2003
Greg Maddux is beginning to find his Cy Young form. Maddux won his third straight start, and Vinny Castilla hit a two-run homer as the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs, 8-4, Tuesday night.
Rooney quietly passes Steelers’ torch to son
July 23, 2003
Known for maintaining tradition, Dan Rooney has passed leadership of the Pittsburgh Steelers to his son the same way he became head of the franchise — very quietly.
Friendship thicker than politics for Dole and McGovern
July 23, 2003
A free lunch was all it took to convince George McGovern to be an Army pilot in World War II. Given an option between Army and Navy, the South Dakota college freshman picked Army because a recruiter was handing out meal tickets to interested young men. It was probably worth $1.
National coverage of dedication suffers from network partisanship
July 23, 2003
At Tuesday’s inauguration of the Dole Institute of Politics, Bob Dole and his colleagues spoke of the “bipartisan spirit in which we gather today.” They certainly weren’t referring to the national network news coverage of the event, which proved plenty partisan.
Churchill’s great-grandson welcomes Iraq news
July 23, 2003
Duncan Sandys knew something big had happened Tuesday when Tom Brokaw bothered to answer his cell phone in front of 5,000 people at the dedication ceremonies outside the Dole Institute of Politics.
CIA red flag on uranium charge raised in October
July 23, 2003
The CIA sent two memos to the White House in October voicing strong doubts about a claim President Bush made three months later in the State of the Union address that Iraq was trying to buy nuclear materials in Africa, White House officials said Tuesday.
Dole gala protesters cite police brutality
Demonstrators make first court appearances
July 23, 2003
About 30 people gathered Tuesday at the Douglas County Judicial & Law Enforcement Center claiming that police used excessive force to arrest protesters Monday night outside a Dole Institute dedication event.
Local briefs
July 23, 2003
¢ Chaplain to D-Day troops in ‘River City’ spotlight ¢ Thank-you party planned for medical clinic staff ¢ Forum planned to discuss child welfare services ¢ Sheriff’s deputies involved in accident
Just the beginning
The magnificent dedication ceremony is a fitting kickoff for a long future of service by the Dole Institute of Politics.
July 23, 2003
Years ago, while Gene Budig was chancellor, former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole was asked if he would consider donating his papers to Kansas University. The senator said “yes,” and years later, under the chancellorship of Robert Hemenway, plans were formalized for a building to house the vast collection.
GOP worries about Bush in ‘04 surface
July 23, 2003
For the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, rank-and-file Republicans say they are worried about President Bush’s re-election chances based on the feeble economy, the rising death toll in Iraq and questions about his credibility.
Grateful Dole works crowd at conclusion of dedication ceremonies
July 23, 2003
Bob Dole looked like he was on the campaign trail, working the crowd, posing for photos, signing autographs and cracking jokes.
Raiders cruise in opener
Bailey powers Lawrence to 12-2 victory in Legion zone tourney
July 23, 2003
So this is what happens when the Lawrence Raiders get serious. Or at least Derek Bailey. Bailey’s three-run home run — which cleared the center-field fence by 15 feet — sparked the Raiders to a 12-2 victory over the Blue Valley Huskies Tuesday night in their American Legion Zone II baseball
Someone must talk straight on deficit
July 23, 2003
Where is Ross Perot now that we need him? That was the thought that crossed my mind when the Bush administration announced last week that the budget deficit for the current year would hit a record $455 billion and grow next year to $475 billion.
Postwar deaths pointless
July 23, 2003
We all remember the scene, and if not, the political strategists will remind us of it again and again. President Bush dramatically helped pilot a Navy jet onto an aircraft carrier returning home from the Persian Gulf, and the commander in chief who never actually saw combat was greeted as if he were a triumphant conquering hero.
Food labels with punch
July 23, 2003
Coming soon to a food label near you: the trans fat content! Hoo boy! As I’m sure everyone is gushing at your breakfast table, “At last we are getting a fourth fat listing on the food nutrient list! Why, if that doesn’t transform our triple-chin nation into a country of Calistas, what will?”
Study: Following ‘ape diet’ significantly cuts cholesterol
July 23, 2003
One of the major health hazards of modern living — high cholesterol — can be dramatically improved by eating foods our primate ancestors commonly dined on, according to study today in the Journal of the American Medical Assn.
People
July 23, 2003
¢ Queen of Queens gets hitched ¢ Oprah tops pop icons list ¢ Chef can take heat of kitchen ¢ Gore’s daughter becomes author
Riders get stronger as race progresses
July 23, 2003
The 100th Tour de France may go down as one of the greatest battles in the history of the race. Lance Armstrong has suffered through crashes, near misses and dehydration in his pursuit of a record-tying fifth consecutive win. Instead of weakening, he is getting stronger with each passing day.
Dedication remarks from former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole
July 23, 2003
This is a copy of prepared remarks delivered by Bob Dole at Tuesday’s dedication of the Dole Institute of Politics.
Dedication remarks from Kathleen Sebelius, governor of Kansas
July 23, 2003
This is a copy of prepared remarks delivered by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius at Tuesday’s dedication of the Dole Institute of Politics.
Letter from President Bush
July 23, 2003
This letter from President Bush to Bob Dole was read during the Dole Institute dedication ceremonies.
Bungling cops return to TV
July 23, 2003
What’s so funny about watching incompetent police officers? From the time of the “Keystone Kops” to the antics of the “Police Academy” movies and Leslie Nielsen’s “Police Squad,” audiences have howled at the sight of the long arm of the law unable to get out of its own way. The new ensemble comedy series “Reno 911!” (9:30 p.m., Comedy Central) joins this proud tradition of law enforcement run amok.
Theaters cater to new moms
July 23, 2003
Just as the previews roll before “Pirates of the Caribbean,” 9-month-old Gwyneth lets out a high-pitched wail.
Dedication remarks from Robert Hemenway, Kansas University chancellor
July 23, 2003
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway’s remarks at Tuesday’s dedication of the Dole Institute of Politics.
Horoscopes
July 23, 2003
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BOE members clarify federal testing mandates’ consequences
July 23, 2003
Two members of the Kansas Board of Education on Tuesday visited Lawrence with a simple message for parents: Don’t panic. Bill Wagnon and Janet Waugh, Democrats who share representation of Douglas County on the board, said results of new student testing mandated by the federal education law, known as No Child Left Behind, would likely catch parents off guard.
Briefly
July 23, 2003
Couple claim other half of Powerball jackpot ‘Toughman’ death ruled an accident Shuttle decision defended
Chat transcript with Banks Floodman
July 23, 2003
Kansas University linebacker Banks Floodman chatted live with KU fans July 23 on KUsports.com. The redshirt sophomore talked about the improvements of this year’s defense and his knee, as well as many other topics.
Dedication remarks from Condoleezza Rice, U.S. national security adviser
July 23, 2003
The transcript of remarks made by Condoleezza Rice, U.S. national security adviser, at Tuesday’s dedication of the Dole Institute of Politics.
Dedication remarks from former President Jimmy Carter
July 23, 2003
This is a transcript of remarks made Tuesday by President Carter at the dedication of the Dole Institute of Politics. According to the Carter Center, Carter rarely speaks from prepared remarks, and Tuesday’s speech was extemporaneous.
Director’s efforts lauded
July 23, 2003
According to Bob Dole, the institute that bears his name is mainly the work of one man. And it’s not Bob Dole.
Briefcase
July 23, 2003
¢ Download site targets PC music listeners ¢ Freddie Mac CFO promises openness ¢ UPS sees strong growth ¢ Schlumberger drops off
Stodgy Sears trying to fashion new image
Retail makeover shows mixed results so far
July 23, 2003
Angela Powell walked out of the main Sears, Roebuck and Co. store in suburban Atlanta, where she had been looking for clothes and a television set. Not finding anything she wanted, she headed for the auto center.
Chamber brochure touts Lawrence as ‘masterpiece’
July 23, 2003
A $50,000 public/private project to update the brochures that economic development officials use to lure businesses to Lawrence and Douglas County has been completed.
Commodities
July 23, 2003
Downtown condos get green light
City will permit real estate, retail project at Eighth and N.H.
July 23, 2003
Downtown is about to get taller. After three weeks of wrangling, Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday approved a 72-foot-tall building for the 800 block of New Hampshire Street that will contain condominiums, office and retail space.
Stifling heat can’t stop painter
July 23, 2003
Working outside in the sweltering 101-degree heat of a Kansas summer makes this part of the year tough for some workers. But Frankie Foreman said he knew it could be worse.
On the record
July 23, 2003
Board OKs budget outline
Deep cuts approved to give districtwide raises
July 23, 2003
The Lawrence school board Tuesday unanimously approved the broad outline of a $106.8 million budget for next school year.
City briefs
July 23, 2003
¢ City band’s final concert scheduled tonight ¢ Police investigate report of missing underwear
Jury gives rapist 555-year sentence
July 23, 2003
In what some have called one of Jackson County’s most disturbing child sexual abuse cases in years, a jury has recommended a Kansas City man serve 555 years in prison for molesting two girls.
Fenstemaker services
July 23, 2003
Services for Roberta M. Fenstemaker, 72, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Wanda L. Kaiser
July 23, 2003
Services for Wanda L. Kaiser, 82, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Wilson & Son Funeral Home, Paola.
Fields services
July 23, 2003
Services for Marjorie Ellen Newman Fields, 84, Henrietta, Mo., will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Valley Falls United Methodist Church.
Miller services
July 23, 2003
City commission briefs
July 23, 2003
¢ Commission approves contract with police ¢ City to pay ‘living wage’ ¢ No meeting next week
Shawnee County approves Sunday liquor sales
July 23, 2003
Shawnee County is the latest community in Kansas to permit Sunday liquor sales, and the city of Topeka could take up the issue next month.
Escaped inmate still missing after assaulting officer in patrol car
July 23, 2003
A prisoner who escaped after attacking a sheriff’s deputy who was taking him to see a doctor during the weekend remained at large Tuesday.
Faith and healing
July 23, 2003
Poor service
July 23, 2003
Airport access
July 23, 2003
Poor choices
July 23, 2003
Gardeners long for rain during forecast
July 23, 2003
People who complain that the news is too negative often end up blaming the messenger. If we followed the strange logic in this, vegetable gardeners would be carping this month about the local meteorologists who bring us bad news nightly and whoever prepares those depressing five-day outlooks in the newspaper.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ to feature pies
July 23, 2003
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Prize Winning Pies.”
Mediterranean influences Santa Barbara cuisine
July 23, 2003
Santa Barbara, Calif., has often been thought of as a kind of American Riviera, with its balmy year-round Mediterranean climate, blue sea and red-tile roofed villas.
Lemonade recipies
July 23, 2003
Liberian cease-fire brings little peace
July 23, 2003
Rebels waging a brutal battle for control of Liberia’s capital announced a cease-fire Tuesday, a day after mortars rained down on the city in some of the bloodiest fighting in three years of civil war.
Where conviction, civility co-exist
Dedication shifts focus from past to future
July 23, 2003
After a weekend filled with events that focused on the past, 5,000 people gathered Tuesday at the Dole Institute of Politics to listen to patriotic speeches meant to catapult the institute into the future. “This is a place where there will be a vigorous exchange of ideas,” said Tom Brokaw, NBC News anchor and author of “The Greatest Generation.”
Hussein brothers killed in Iraq
Analysts say deaths will end talk of quagmire, boost troop morale
July 23, 2003
Mazin Yousef joined his fellow exiles and Iraqi-Americans in rejoicing at Tuesday’s startling news that the powerful and vicious sons of Saddam Hussein had been killed by U.S. troops in Mosul.
Throngs turn out for salsa queen’s funeral
July 23, 2003
Taking her final ride in a horse-drawn carriage piled high with flowers, “Queen of Salsa” Celia Cruz was hailed Tuesday in a funeral tribute both raucous and reverent.
Curtis out of GHO
July 23, 2003
Ben Curtis, the surprise winner of last weekend’s British Open, withdrew from the Greater Hartford Open Tuesday.
Clinton says mistake understandable
July 23, 2003
President Bush’s erroneous reference to an Iraqi-Africa uranium link was understandable, former President Clinton said Tuesday, in part because Saddam Hussein’s regime had not accounted for some weapons by the time Clinton ended his term in 2001.
KU football hot ticket this summer
Season-ticket sales ahead of last year’s pace
July 23, 2003
With 40 days left before Kansas University opens its football season against Northwestern, KU has sold nearly as many season tickets as it did in 2001 and remains ahead of last year’s pace, when the Jayhawks had their second-highest total ever.
Tortillas gaining in popularity
July 23, 2003
It appears more Americans are taking the wrap. Thanks in part to the popularity of tortilla wraps as well as the growing Hispanic population, tortillas are now the second most popular bread in America, after white bread, according to a study announced by the Tortilla Industry Association. The round, flat bread accounts for 32 percent of sales for the U.S. bread industry, according to the study. Over the past two years, annual growth for the tortilla industry was 9 percent.
Police search Brazos gravel pit for body of Baylor’s Dennehy
July 23, 2003
Investigators on foot and horseback searched a gravel pit near the Brazos River Tuesday for the body of Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy, who police believe was killed by a former teammate.
Kansas’ Self not sold on trapezoid lane
July 23, 2003
Bill Self hopes the word “trapezoid” will be confined to geometry textbooks — not the NCAA rulebook — in upcoming basketball seasons. Self, Kansas University’s first-year men’s basketball coach, is no fan of the international trapezoid lane, which is slated to replace the rectangular 12-foot wide college lane at the start of the 2004-05 season.
Martin resigns KU post
July 23, 2003
Janelle Martin, who most recently held the positions of Kansas University associate athletic director for compliance and senior women’s administrator, took administrative leave Sunday and tendered her resignation effective Sept. 30, KU officials announced Tuesday.
MU revokes Clemons’ scholarship
Jailed guard removed from basketball team by athletic director
July 23, 2003
Ohio State whistle blower lacks credibility
Fired graduate assistant has sketchy background; no evidence of academic fraud yet found
July 23, 2003
The anonymous source in the New York Times story about Ohio State’s football program finally has a name. She is Norma C. McGill, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
Yanks acquire Orosco
Lofton joins Cubs
July 23, 2003
Jesse Orosco is returning to New York and a pennant race.
Bryant charges cause uncertainty for Lakers
July 23, 2003
After adding two of the NBA’s top players to give the Los Angeles Lakers their own version of the “Dream Team,” general manager Mitch Kupchak was a most happy man.
Rockers blow another victory against Shock
July 23, 2003
The Cleveland Rockers aren’t quite sure how they just lost two games to the Detroit Shock.
This could be year of long shots
Curtis, Lunke unlikely winners; can trend continue at Women’s British Open?
July 23, 2003
The sand was rumpled in the pot bunker just right of the 16th hole at Royal St. George’s, no doubt the result of amateurs wanting to see just how badly Thomas Bjorn blew his chance to win the British Open.
Following Sorenstam, Whaley gears for Hartford
July 23, 2003
The two young girls wearing green and white “Fore Suzy!” buttons watched Suzy Whaley finish play on the 11th hole of Tuesday’s practice round at the Greater Hartford Open and shyly approached her for an autograph.
Mayo Clinic researchers put ‘yips’ to test
Study seeks to see if phenomenon psychological or neurological
July 23, 2003
Bob Jensen’s nickname is “No Way” — appropriate for a thin man who can drive a golf ball more than 350 yards. But it also fits Jensen when he stands over a one-foot putt under pressure.
Crouch quits again — this time with Packers
July 23, 2003
Eric Crouch has quit the NFL for the second time in 11 months. The 2001 Heisman Trophy winner from Nebraska left the Green Bay Packers on the eve of full-squad workouts, which began Tuesday. He had hoped to win a job as one of Brett Favre’s backups, but coach Mike Sherman said he had little chance at beating out the three QBs ahead of him.
Bettis no shoo-in starter in Pittsburgh
July 23, 2003
Jerome Bettis is one of the Top 10 rushers in NFL history and has gained more yards with the Pittsburgh Steelers than anyone except Hall of Famer Franco Harris.
6News video: Hemenway offers welcome to dedication visitors
July 23, 2003
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway welcomed the dignitaries and guests who came to the campus for the dedication of the Dole Institute.
6News video: Rice offers tribute to Dole
July 23, 2003
National security adviser Condoleezza Rice spoke Tuesday at the Dole Institution dedication.
6News video: Brownback leads dedication invocation
July 23, 2003
Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., lead the crowd in prayer at the dedication of the Dole Institute.
6News video: Kansas governor speaks of inspiration offered by Dole
July 23, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius spoke as part of the dedication ceremony Tuesday morning at the Dole Institute.
6News video: Dole Institute officially dedicated
July 23, 2003
The ceremony Tuesday morning was marked by speeches from several dignitaries and from Bob Dole himself.
6News video: Some city workers to recieve raises
July 23, 2003
The city commission decided Tuesday night to increase the pay scale for certain workers.
6Sports video: Royals drubbed by Oakland
July 23, 2003
Kansas City was shut out in an offensive slugfest by the A’s.
6Sports: Strength coach an important addition to KU’s line-up
July 23, 2003
Chris Dawson is making an impact in his first year as director of strength and conditioning.
6News video: McGovern offers WWII memories
July 23, 2003
Former Sen. George McGovern was the final veteran at the dedication to speak of his experiences at war.
6News video: Weekend filled with remembrances of bygone time
July 23, 2003
The dedication of the Dole Institute offered many chances to revisit the 1940s and look to the future.
6Sports video: Clemons out at Mizzou
July 23, 2003
Ricky Clemons, currently in jail, was removed from the basketball team by Missouri’s athletic directior, who revoked his scholarship.
6Sports video: Raiders roll over BV Northwest
July 23, 2003
Derek Bailey led the way as Lawrence opened the Legion zone tournament with a 12-2 win.
Moscow’s best-known landmark stands on shaky foundation
July 23, 2003
St. Basil’s Cathedral, Russia’s most recognizable landmark with its swirling, multicolored onion domes, is on shaky ground.
Fire atop Eiffel Tower causes brief disruption
July 23, 2003
A fire broke out on the top of the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday, sending black smoke pouring from the 1,069-foot Paris landmark and forcing the evacuation of thousands of visitors.
Dolphin capture, transfer to Mexico raises concern for animals
July 23, 2003
More than two dozen dolphins captured off the Solomon Islands were flown Tuesday to an aquatic park halfway around the world in Cancun, sparking an international debate about the growing entertainment industry surrounding the animals.
Westar situation dubbed delicate
July 23, 2003
Westar Energy Inc. remains “fragile,” and an agreement designed to reduce its debt and improve its finances has a thin margin of error, Chief Executive Officer James Haines says.
Welch services
July 23, 2003
Services for Mary Gertrude Welch, 85, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Old Mission United Methodist Church, Fairway.
Mental health system overhaul sought
July 23, 2003
Care for the mentally ill must go beyond medication and managing symptoms to help people find jobs, go on dates and live productive lives, a presidential commission said Tuesday in a report that recommended a major overhaul of the nation’s mental health system.
Contempt charge levied against Corps of Engineers
Judge decries refusal to lower Missouri River levels
July 23, 2003
A federal judge held the Army Corps of Engineers in contempt Tuesday for refusing to lower Missouri River water levels to protect endangered birds and fish.
Sweet success
Award-winning bakers reveal ingredients to pie making
July 23, 2003
Zoey Fife’s fresh peach pie is pretty much perfect. The top and bottom crusts are both flaky and nicely browned, and the kicker is — unlike some pies — it’s not too sweet. The natural sweetness of the peaches shines through.
Armstrong’s feat amazing
Monday’s climb shows sheer will of Texan
July 23, 2003
There are rare, inspiring moments in sports when the magic all comes together. Cycling superstar Lance Armstrong conjured his up in the Pyrenees.
Whole-grain pilaf recipe hits spot
Bulgar, rice, barley benefit diet
July 23, 2003
I’m wanting to increase the whole grains in my diet and I love pilaf. Do you have any whole grain pilaf recipes?
Scouts’ days in hot seat may be near end
Air conditioning donated for Troop 52’s meeting room
July 23, 2003
After decades of tolerating summers of sweltering conditions in their downtown meeting rooms, a Lawrence Boy Scout troop is about to chill out.
Corrections
July 23, 2003