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6News e-Poll looks at ‘bed tax’
July 28, 2003
(Updated Monday at 5:00 p.m.) Lawrence city commissioners are looking for more ways to increase revenues for next year. Should they raise the “bed” tax for hotel rooms?
Europe struggles with constitution
July 28, 2003
When in January Donald Rumsfeld, responding to reporters, distinguished between “old” and “new” Europe, he misspoke. He intended to note differences between old and new components of NATO — between the older members and the Eastern Europeans who have fresher memories of tyranny. Rumsfeld had been bombarded by reporters’ questions containing dubious assumptions of continental homogeneity — “Europe” believes such and so; “Europe” opposes this or that. Wanting to make a point about NATO, he instead made a provocative characterization of the entire continent.
Memory of flight
July 28, 2003
Only adaptation
July 28, 2003
Ill-fated mirror
July 28, 2003
Fetish nights
July 28, 2003
Negro Leagues Museum proposes research center
July 28, 2003
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum hopes to return to the league’s birthplace and attract students and scholars.
Spy Kids 3-D’ No. 1
4 films neck-and-neck for No. 2 at box office
July 28, 2003
The big story at the weekend box office was not which movie came in first — it was “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over” with $32.5 million — but which of four possible contenders placed second.
Fair puts on display of horsepower
July 28, 2003
Horses and riders relied on one another in their quest Sunday for ribbons and trophies in this year’s Open Horse Show at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. About 50 horses and 20 riders competed in the show arena in 25 different events. Those events included barrel racing and other riding contests as well as leading the horse on foot in halter contests. That is a lower number of riders and horses than previous years.
Local briefs
July 28, 2003
¢ Kansas Venture Capital sees lawsuit refiled ¢ Kansas exports increase to record $5.8 billion ¢ Protest for funding aimed at lawmakers
Web sites help locate best CD rates
July 28, 2003
While low interest rates have fueled a hot real estate market, they’ve also thrown cold water on the rate of return on certificates of deposit.
Homosexuality issues could split Episcopal Church, Anglicanism
July 28, 2003
Three decades of debate about the role of gays in the Episcopal Church have created rifts that could finally split the denomination and global Anglicanism this week when church leaders gather for their national meeting.
PCB-tainted waste headed to Kansas
July 28, 2003
Millions of pounds of PCB-tainted military equipment, once set for processing in Alabama in shipments from Japan, will now be sent to other states — including Kansas.
Gilbert G. Munroe
July 28, 2003
Private memorial services for Gilbert G. Munroe, 82, Lawrence, will be later in St. Louis. Mr. Munroe died Sunday, July 27, 2003, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Former KU professor’s love of teaching recalled
J. Eldon Fields, who died Friday, was first recipient of HOPE Award
July 28, 2003
A former Kansas University political science professor who died Friday was known for his classroom enthusiasm, but he also had a quiet manner, friends and colleagues said.
Lawrence briefs
July 28, 2003
¢ Heat causes outages ¢ Applications accepted for school supplies
Lynching rumors surround hanging
Victim’s family doubts police report of suicide
July 28, 2003
Not long after the family of Feraris “Ray” Golden found his dead body dangling from a tree outside his grandmother’s home, ugly suspicions began to surface.
Korean War veterans mark 50th year of armistice
July 28, 2003
Fifty years to the day after two stony-faced generals signed the armistice that brought the Korean War to an uneasy cease-fire, American veterans once sent to fight on the faraway peninsula gathered on a grassy wedge of the Mall to receive their nation’s gratitude for that service and sacrifice.
NAACP can’t get meeting with Bush
Since Harding, group has been invited to discuss issues at White House
July 28, 2003
Since the days of Warren Harding, presidents have met at the White House with leaders of the NAACP. Not President Bush — at least not yet.
Saudi complicity with terrorists covered up, lawmakers allege
July 28, 2003
The Bush administration should make public the facts about Saudi Arabia’s complicity with terrorists rather than worry about offending the kingdom, lawmakers said Sunday.
Watson wins major in playoff
Veteran claims Senior British despite bogey on 18th hole
July 28, 2003
Tom Watson credited more than his putter for his victory at the Senior British Open.
Former Jayhawk Harbour wins Kansas Amateur title
July 28, 2003
Casey Harbour of Lake Quivira held off a late charge by Overland Park’s Jay Hepler to win the Kansas Amateur Match Play Championship final, 3 and 2, Sunday at Indian Hills Country Club.
Sox keep pace with Royals
Halladay wins 15th straight for Blue Jays
July 28, 2003
With his team back in the AL Central race, Chicago White Sox manager Jerry Manuel has become a scoreboard watcher.
Goodson helps give Star’s coach Dailey first victory
July 28, 2003
Adrienne Goodson scored 12 of her 14 points in the second half, and Marie Ferdinand added 12 Sunday night as the San Antonio Silver Stars beat the Cleveland Rockers, 64-55, and gave coach Shell Dailey her first win.
Analysis: KCC puts off addressing question of Westar rates
Overcharging issue won’t be tackled for years
July 28, 2003
State regulators’ latest order on Westar Energy Inc. is designed to improve the company’s finances while still granting consumers $20.5 million in rebates on their electric bills.
Saddam aide escapes by less than 24 hours
Farms, relative’s home raided in search for dictator, security chief
July 28, 2003
American forces focused their hunt for Saddam Hussein around his Tigris River hometown and reported a near-miss Sunday in a raid to capture his new chief of security — and perhaps the ousted dictator himself. A U.S. soldier was killed south of Baghdad, the latest death in a spike of guerrilla attacks.
Hacker attack probe continues
Theft of information from foreign students takes toll at KU
July 28, 2003
Six months ago, a hacker sneaked into Kansas University’s computer system, downloaded vital information on about 1,450 foreign students and vanished into cyberspace. KU officials were both mortified and apologetic, encouraging the students to warn their credit card companies.
Lawrence soldier focuses on duty, not death toll
July 28, 2003
When Matthew Decker joined the Army, he was trained to shoot the big 120 mm gun on an M1A1 Abrams battle tank. But since being deployed to Iraq on May 13, Decker, a sergeant, and his unit have been faced with a multitude of peacekeeping and security missions.
Fall cable shows offer originality
Roger Daltrey, ‘Buff Brides’ are quirky TV alternatives
July 28, 2003
The new cable shows for the rest of the year offer everything from Roger Daltrey retracing the steps of Lewis and Clark, literally, to a reality show following brides to their fitness goals.
Newman holds off Busch to win Pennsylvania 500
July 28, 2003
Ryan Newman earned a degree in engineering solving problems not a whole lot different from the assignment he was handed Sunday.
Stanclift making most of summer schedule
Free State softball player gaining exposure through national tournaments
July 28, 2003
For the second straight week, Jamie Stanclift will show her stuff for softball coaches and scouts. She still isn’t used to the idea.
People
July 28, 2003
¢ Reeve plans trip to Israel ¢ ‘Legally Blonde’ over the pond ¢ Kelly Clarkson as Brenda Lee ¢ Kidman bows out of trilogy
Caution justified
The recent sighting of a firearm on the Kansas University campus recalls the horrible Texas Tower massacre in 1966.
July 28, 2003
At least a Kansas University history instructor didn’t leave himself open to “concealed carry” charges this week. But he did not show good judgment in toting a firearm, albeit a Civil War-era rifle, onto the campus in these times of terror and trouble. The least he could have done was alert authorities of his purpose, a history lesson for students, so they would not have any concerns about prospects for a Texas Tower-type incident.
Hall welcomes Murray, Carter
Steady Eddie,’ ‘Kid’ joined by Uecker, McCoy during induction ceremonies
July 28, 2003
Eddie Murray asked for the chant, and it came in waves. With hundreds of Baltimore Orioles fans chanting “Eddie, Eddie, Eddie” before, during and after he spoke, Murray was inducted Sunday into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Sixth win ‘possible’
Fellow five-time champs say another title tough
July 28, 2003
Lance Armstrong’s fellow members of the Five Victory Club wonder whether No. 6 will come. Who could blame them for hoping he doesn’t erase their names from the Tour de France’s record book next year?
Lance: It’s a dream
Armstrong wins fifth straight
July 28, 2003
Never did his reign look so uncertain. Never did he savor a victory quite like this one. Only with his Tour de France title finally assured during the last leg on the cobblestoned Champs-Elysees, did Lance Armstrong celebrate by lifting a flute of champagne to a resounding cheers.
Fire chief embraces challenges
July 28, 2003
No matter how hard they try, fires can’t seem to shake Jim McSwain. For 25 years, McSwain has led the city’s charge to douse blazes and quell other emergencies as chief of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical, formerly known as the Lawrence Fire Department.
District lacks Braille-trained teachers
July 28, 2003
The Lawrence school district doesn’t have a teacher who communicates in 11-year-old Mackie Jones’ language. Mackie, who has limited vision and walks with a cane, would not have benefit of a Braille teacher if he enrolled with sixth-grade classmates at New York School.
Sosa moving up all-time homer list
Cubs slugger ties Williams, McCovey with No. 521 in 5-3 win against Astros
July 28, 2003
When Sammy Sosa tied Ted Williams and Willie McCovey for 12th place on the career homer list, he let his bat speak for him.
Briefly
July 28, 2003
¢ Israel’s Cabinet approves release of militants ¢ Parents of Columbine killers will testify for lawsuit ¢ Cultural groups seek place at ground zero center
Designing Women Reunion’ packs nostalgia
July 28, 2003
The staff of Atlanta’s most famous interior design firm converge for a 90-minute “Designing Women Reunion” (7 p.m., Lifetime). One of the most popular and critically acclaimed shows of its time, “Designing Women” ran from 1986 to 1993 and starred Dixie Carter as the wise, advice-dispensing Julia Sugarbaker and Delta Burke as her sister Suzanne, who modeled herself after Atlanta’s most popular fictional character, Scarlett O’Hara. Jean Smart and Annie Potts rounded out a cast of smart, sassy women, and Meshach Taylor starred as Anthony Bouvier, the ex-con handyman who tried his best to stay out of the way when the zingers started flying.
Mutinous Filipino troops surrender
Former president’s aide arrested for allegedly assisting with standoff
July 28, 2003
Renegade troops who seized a Manila shopping and apartment complex demanding the government resign ended a 19-hour standoff late Sunday and returned to barracks without a shot fired.
Growing prison populations challenge cash-strapped states
July 28, 2003
America’s prison population grew again in 2002 despite a declining crime rate, costing the federal government and states an estimated $40 billion a year at a time of rampant budget shortfalls.
N. Korea threat is clear, urgent
July 28, 2003
If you think Iraq is a foreign-policy mess, just wait until the North Korea crisis. Saddam Hussein had no effective way of fighting back against the United States. North Korea does, with a million-man army poised north of the demilitarized zone just miles from millions of people in Seoul, South Korea. If there is war, tens of thousands could die.
Calories assail society
July 28, 2003
I work in a danger zone. Across the street from my office is a restaurant that sells bagels larger than my hand. Around the corner is a Ben and Jerry’s that scoops an ice cream flavor that is “Phish food” for the whale-sized. This morning the local pizza place put up a sign announcing “all you can eat” night.
Letter: Not concealed
July 28, 2003
Muskogee puts heat on Big Lake
Teams from Oklahoma, Edna win championships
July 28, 2003
Sometimes adrenaline can only take you so far. At least that was the case during the championship games of the American Fastpitch Assn. “B” National Tournament. In the 16-under and 14-under title games, the better-rested teams walked away with the taller trophies Sunday at Clinton Lake Softball Complex.
K.C., Lima too tough for Tigers
Royals’ sizzling starter stumps former team, 5-1
July 28, 2003
After beating the Detroit Tigers, Jose Lima wanted to look ahead instead of harping on old grudges. Lima won his seventh straight start, and Angel Berroa and Desi Relaford homered as Kansas City beat Detroit, 5-1, Sunday.
SAT will boot analogy questions in 2005
July 28, 2003
The SAT is to college admission …
Briefly
July 28, 2003
¢ Arrested militants linked with al-Qaida ¢ Senate passes budget after 27-day deadlock ¢ Delegation reports no abuse at Guantanamo
Briefly
July 28, 2003
¢ Firefighters make stand along riverbank ¢ Grenades fail to stop democratic vote ¢ Gunfire kills six along Kashmir border ¢ Candidate wants cuts in Pentagon budget
Urban League opens annual conference
July 28, 2003
The new president of the National Urban League said Sunday that the number of blacks with bachelor’s degrees is at a high but warned that success in the classroom is marred by rising incarceration rates and covert racism.
Autism article
July 28, 2003
Instant messaging: Onetime province of the teen set now making its mark on workplace
July 28, 2003
As a construction coordinator for one of Florida’s biggest home builders, Angela Byrd works under a lot of pressure. Myriad customers, vendors and government officials bombard her daily for information at her DeBary, Fla., office.
New tax bill may require change in paycheck withholding
July 28, 2003
It’s summertime, and I’m sure the last thing you probably want to think about is taxes. Well, think again. Even though most of us are trained to begin the taxing job of tackling our tax returns after the first of the year, constant changes to the tax code are almost making it a year-round job.
Open house showcases oncology center addition
July 28, 2003
The need for expansion of the Regional Oncology Center at Lawrence Memorial Hospital was evident almost from the opening of the center in the summer of 2000. Today, area residents will get their first opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of a 9,000-square-foot addition.
On the record
July 28, 2003
Fliers promote pet first aid
Red Cross seeks volunteers to help advertise class
July 28, 2003
The Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross needs volunteers to hang fliers promoting the organization’s new class, Pet First Aid. Participants will learn basic CPR and first-aid skills for dogs and cats.
Briefly
July 28, 2003
¢ Democrats to nominate convention chairman ¢ Administration will seek $1 billion for Afghanistan ¢ Accused of bias, Arab TV on defensive ¢ Lightning strikes Grand Teton, killing 1
Liberian rebels asked to retreat, let food, supplies in
July 28, 2003
The U.S. ambassador to Liberia on Sunday appealed to rebels to pull back from the bloodied capital to allow food and other aid into the city crowded with hungry refugees, while shelling around the rebel-held port killed at least 16 civilians.
Body found near Waco identified as missing BU player
July 28, 2003
Medical examiners Sunday identified a body found in chest-high weeds near Waco as that of Baylor University basketball player Patrick Dennehy, who had been missing since June 19.
Horoscopes
July 28, 2003
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