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KU announces schedule for Hall Center lecture series
June 3, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.) The Hall Center for the Humanities at Kansas University has announced the speakers for its 2003-04 lecture series. The series will feature Peter Gay, on being in exile; Sherman Alexie Jr. on Native American realities and stereotypes; Linda Stone-Ferrier on determining Rembrandt’s authentic paintings; E.O. Wilson on conservation, and Hall Center Director Victor Bailey on Winston Churchill.
KU faculty members win awards to research abroad
June 3, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 10:26 a.m.) Kansas University announced Tuesday that two faculty members have won grants through the Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Programs for 2003-2004.
Judge delays Wal-Mart hearing until July
June 3, 2003
(Web Posted Tuesday at 9:43 a.m.) Douglas County Judge Mike Malone on Tuesday delayed a hearing in the lawsuit challenging the city’s moratorium on construction at Sixth and Wakarusa.
KU names addition to legal staff
June 3, 2003
(Web Posted Tuesday at 9:41 a.m.) Kansas University announced Tuesday that Sara L. Trower has been named associate general counsel for KU’s Lawrence campus.
6News video: Lawrence could be site of presidential debate
June 3, 2003
6News reports on the news that Lawrence is on a list of possible cities to host a 2004 presidential debate.
KU dismisses researcher involved in federal conspiracy case
June 3, 2003
Kansas University has fired a researcher who admitted lying to the federal government in a criminal investigation.
Suicide victim cited health problems
June 3, 2003
The Lawrence attorney who shot and killed himself this weekend in South Park was suffering from chronic heart problems and had written in a court document that he expected to die soon.
State crop insurance payments decline
June 3, 2003
Kansas farmers have so far received nearly $1 million in insurance payments for 2003 wheat losses, a dramatic drop from the $24 million paid by this time last year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s risk management agency said Monday.
Indians rip Chicago
Manuel’s job security in question
June 3, 2003
The Chicago White Sox can’t figure out why they are playing so badly. They had better find out quickly.
On the record
June 3, 2003
6News video: Lawrence residents to have say in 2004 budget
June 3, 2003
6News reports on tonights City Commission meeting.
Washington honored
June 3, 2003
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington will be honored along with coaches Clarence “Big House” Gaines and Eddie Robinson at the Black Coaches Assn. convention Saturday in Indianapolis. All three will receive lifetime achievement awards.
Area briefs
June 3, 2003
¢ Area receives rainfall ¢ Weapons stolen from mobile home ¢ Center plans blood drive ¢ Police arrest transient for indecent exposure
The dangers of ‘mob think’
June 3, 2003
First of all, let’s stop calling it a hazing. I know hazing when I see it; I was even on the receiving end once, as an initiation rite to a junior high school boy’s club. I think we had to wear dresses and bow to the upperclassmen.
Briefcase
June 3, 2003
¢ Chicago group to buy the Amex from Nasdaq ¢ Investigation: Bank company settles criminal allegations ¢ Energy: Kansas site in running for $1 billion power plant ¢ Gasoline: Short oil supplies drive prices above $30 mark
Hang 10 at home with MTV’s ‘Surf Girls’
June 3, 2003
If it looks like you’ll be spending a land-locked summer at home, live vicariously on the waves with MTV’s reality show “Surf Girls,” which airs at 9:30 p.m. Mondays on Sunflower Broadband Channel 57, and is shown again throughout the week.
Bush leads charge to forge Mideast peace
June 3, 2003
President Bush, taking the lead in the frustrating search for Mideast peace, pledged Monday to work unstintingly for the goal of Israel and a Palestinian state living side by side without bloodshed. He said that “this is going to be a difficult process” but claimed progress.
Sinkhole in Colorado keeps I-70 closed
June 3, 2003
Residents pumped out their homes Monday after a raging creek broke through an underground culvert, sending water into the neighborhood and opening up a 22-foot-wide sinkhole in Colorado’s main east-west highway.
People
June 3, 2003
¢ Kidnap charges dropped ¢ Albright, Moore do breakfast ¢ Chicks singer silenced ¢ Never was a ladies’ man
Local briefs
June 3, 2003
¢ Researcher aims to track brown recluse population ¢ Extension: Master Gardeners share planting tips during tour ¢ Law enforcement: Lawrence officer faces domestic battery charge
Royals should trade pick to bolster staff
Kansas City owns two first-round selections in today’s major-league baseball draft
June 3, 2003
The man the Kansas City Royals most desperately need at this critical hour in their commitment to youth would be in his 30s by now.
All systems go on Europe’s Mars launch
June 3, 2003
An unmanned spacecraft built by the European Space Agency blasted off atop a Russian rocket Monday on a mission to Mars, where it will orbit the planet for nearly two years and search for signs of life.
FCC eases media ownership rules
Commission approves changes despite fears of monopolies
June 3, 2003
Federal regulators relaxed decades-old rules restricting media ownership Monday, permitting companies to buy more television stations and own a newspaper and a broadcast outlet in the same city.
Horoscopes
June 3, 2003
Americans lose fire, get timid
June 3, 2003
It will be a question historians will debate perhaps for centuries to come.
Briefly
June 3, 2003
¢ Iowa: Life sentence given in slaying of children ¢ Oregon: Phony bomb threat blamed on tardy passenger ¢ Indiana: Roller coaster rider killed ¢ Virginia: Sniper charges will stand
Pentagon project to track behavior of individuals
Device would record, analyze people’s movements
June 3, 2003
Coming to you soon from the Pentagon: the diary to end all diaries — a multimedia, digital record of everywhere you go and everything you see, hear, read, say and touch.
Look back at Lawrence High
June 3, 2003
This school year was a rarity for Lawrence High. No team or individual won a state title — though the Lions came awfully close.
Trail riders reach end of the road
June 3, 2003
After eight years, a popular prairie trail ride that drew thousands of horse lovers from across the region has bitten the dust. Organizers said the Merrill Ranch Trail Ride had grown too large.
Donald Ray Kraus
June 3, 2003
Brown’s move to Detroit surprises many
June 3, 2003
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and a group of friends flew to Detroit May 14 to watch Larry Brown’s Philadelphia 76ers meet the Detroit Pistons in Game Five of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Local briefs
June 3, 2003
¢ Price, Pyle named to all-state squads ¢ Red Dog Days sessions scheduled ¢ Legends triumph
6News video: Crews to repair county road
June 3, 2003
6News reports on the repairs to be made to County Road 438 at K-10 highway.
6News video: Hazing proposal tabled at board meeting
June 3, 2003
6News reports on Monday nights Lawrence School Board meeting.
6Sports video: Despite state tourney loss, Firebirds happy with season
June 3, 2003
6Sports reports on the 2003 Free State baseball season.
6Sports video: Renegades split season opener; Raiders go 2-0
June 3, 2003
6Sports reports on the season openers for the Lawrence Renegades and the Lawrence Raiders.
6Sports video: Brown hired by Pistons
June 3, 2003
6Sports reports on the news that former KU head basketball coach Larry Brown was hired by the Detroit Pistons.
6Sports video: Washington to be honored by BCA
June 3, 2003
6Sports reports on an award that will be presented to KU womens basketball coach Marian Washington by the Black Coaches Association.
6Sports video: Villanueva chooses UConn
June 3, 2003
6Sports reports on the news that Charlie Villanueva will be headed to the University of Connecticut next year if he decides not to enter the NBA draft.
Miller picks Lions’ best
June 3, 2003
My editor told me Sunday I needed to do an awards column. He told me it probably was the most-read story each year by high-school athletes. He told me I should have a catchy name for the awards, something like the Rottsies.
Brown speaks as Detroit coach
Pistons officially hire ex-KU boss to lead thriving squad
June 3, 2003
Detroit hired Hall of Famer Larry Brown to make a good team better. Brown was introduced as the Pistons’ coach Monday, two days after Rick Carlisle was fired and one year after Carlisle was the NBA’s Coach of the Year.
Hiring Brown boosts Pistons’ image
By landing Hall of Fame coach, Detroit proves it’s far removed from the NBA’s doldrums
June 3, 2003
Three years ago, someone with the stature of Larry Brown wouldn’t have listened to an offer from the Pistons. He wouldn’t even have returned their endless phone calls.
Schilling fined for attack on camera
June 3, 2003
Arizona Diamondbacks ace Curt Schilling was fined about $15,000 by major league baseball Monday for destroying a camera used to evaluate umpires.
Loewer pitches Padres to victory
San Diego earns split of series; Chacon picks up eighth win for Rockies
June 3, 2003
Carlton Loewer won for the first time since being hurt in a hunting accident in January 2000, pitching five solid innings as the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 4-1, Monday night.
Baseball briefs
June 3, 2003
¢ Padres sign Beck ¢ Gooden to coach
Ducks knot series with another OT victory
June 3, 2003
Nothing gets to goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in overtime — not the pressure, not the moment and certainly not the New Jersey Devils.
Board steadfast on salary proposal
June 3, 2003
It’s unlikely the Lawrence school board today will sweeten a salary offer to teachers when negotiations resume on a 2003-2004 contract.
Queen marks 50th anniversary of coronation with a little fun
June 3, 2003
Fifty years after her glittering coronation brought a dose of badly needed glamour to a nation still recovering from war, Queen Elizabeth II marked the event’s anniversary Monday with a somber service followed by a dash of contemporary informality.
Wildlife group seeks run volunteers
June 3, 2003
Operation Wildlife will have a 5K benefit run at 7:30 a.m. June 22 at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, at shelter house No. 8. The organization needs about 50 volunteers as course monitors, to hand out water bottles and to cheer on the runners.
Morning lightning strikes house
June 3, 2003
A lightning strike early Monday led to a fire that severely damaged a home in western Douglas County.
Rudolph transferred to Alabama
June 3, 2003
After five years on the run, Olympic bombing suspect Eric Rudolph was put aboard a government plane in handcuffs and flown to Alabama to face trial first in a deadly abortion clinic attack that authorities say offers the strongest case against him.
Chun Shon Lee
June 3, 2003
3rd Infantry to battle Iraqi pockets of resistance
June 3, 2003
Military commanders are calling on America’s battle-hardened 3rd Infantry Division, which led the assault on Baghdad, to put down attacks by apparent loyalists of Saddam Hussein’s fallen regime in a troubled area west of the capital.
Krogh Services
June 3, 2003
Mabel R. Davis
June 3, 2003
Mary Ann Detwiler
June 3, 2003
Lloyd Wesley Coker
June 3, 2003
Lela Siebert
June 3, 2003
G-8 leaders warn N. Korea, Iran on nukes
June 3, 2003
The leaders of the world’s largest industrial democracies Monday targeted North Korea and Iran with a message — and an implicit warning — to dismantle programs that could be used to produce nuclear weapons or face measures that would end the programs for them.
Traffic flow
June 3, 2003
Speeding motorists in residential neighborhoods is a problem, but so-called traffic-calming devices aren’t always the answer.
Iraq has become America’s 51st state
June 3, 2003
America now has a 51st state. It’s called Iraq. Around 1,000 U.S. civilians (backed by 150,000 troops) are running an Arab country of 24 million people.
Wrong impression
June 3, 2003
Radio support
June 3, 2003
Expected drop
June 3, 2003
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
June 3, 2003
Commodities
June 3, 2003
Judges nominated for state’s high court
June 3, 2003
A Kansas Court of Appeals judge and two Johnson County district judges were nominated Monday to fill a vacancy on the state’s highest court.
SRS hopes budget will remain steady
Higher Medicaid costs among challenges for social services agency
June 3, 2003
Preventing programs from being cut is probably the best the state can hope for in funding social services, the top Kansas welfare official said Monday.
In the halls
June 3, 2003
Syed Afzal H. Zaidi
June 3, 2003
Land request tabled
June 3, 2003
The Lawrence school board may have driven a stake Monday through the heart of a proposed housing development north of Free State High School.
Cuts will slow Douglas County repaving projects
June 3, 2003
Fewer orange cones will be redirecting drivers this summer in rural Douglas County, and Keith Browning’s hoping that the work reduction won’t speed up pavement problems down the road.
Daily ticker
June 3, 2003
Cardinal Brands shifts upper management
Lawrence-based office supply manufacturer begins plan to expand sales by 50 percent
June 3, 2003
Lawrence-based Cardinal Brands has changed its upper management structure as it prepares to launch a program that could increase sales by $100 million a year.
Kansas index shows expansion, weak labor market
June 3, 2003
For the first time since February, the Kansas Business Conditions Index rose above growth-neutral 50, according to the Mid-America Business Conditions Survey.
Diversions
June 3, 2003
¢ Join the Teen Advisory Board ¢ More events to mark down ¢ Video game reviews needed
Commissioners seek immunity for testimony
Filing would exempt comments regarding growth at Wal-Mart site
June 3, 2003
During this spring’s Lawrence City Commission election, each of the three winning candidates was critical of plans to build a Wal-Mart at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
Presidential debate organizers hear pitch
Officials try to convince touring committee members to choose Lawrence for national event
June 3, 2003
A cadre of Kansas University, city and state leaders Monday told presidential debate organizers that Lawrence would be a perfect place to stage a 2004 debate.
Cancer survivor takes entourage of nurses to prom
June 3, 2003
Matthew Stasik stepped out of a white shuttle van one Friday night in suburban Arlington, Va., and offered a hand to help his prom date down the steep steps in tottery heels. Out stepped Charawn High, sparkling in a red ball gown.
Unemployment rate puts damper on Midwest economy
June 3, 2003
Employment remained weak, but new orders and confidence grew among Midwest manufacturers in May, a survey showed Monday.
Surfer girls
Female athletes gaining notice on the waves
June 3, 2003
From New York fashion shows to MTV, America has become infatuated with the free-spirited image of surfing.
Dow reaches 9,000, dips on profit-taking
Stocks advance on manufacturing data
June 3, 2003
Wall Street shot higher Monday on better-than-expected manufacturing data, but gave up much of its gains after the Dow Jones industrials surpassed the 9,000 mark for the first time since December.
School funds
June 3, 2003
Doctors to screen soldiers after Iraq
June 3, 2003
Col. Paula Underwood, an Army doctor, had just returned to her post in Germany from the 1991 Gulf War when she saw a patient whose condition baffled other doctors.
Keen Eddie’ is ready for his close-up
June 3, 2003
What if Rupert Murdoch bought the BBC and turbo-charged those British “Mystery” shows with a whole new Fox attitude? The result might look something like “Keen Eddie” (8 p.m., Fox), a brash new fish-(and chips)-out-of-water detective series.
Wranglers offer cheap fun, little help for Kansas City
June 3, 2003
Had it been three years since I had attended a Wichita Wranglers baseball game in Lawrence-Dumont Stadium? Indeed it had. It seems like the slots on your dance card decrease as your age increases.
French import playing key role
Parker vital in San Antonio’s run to NBA Finals
June 3, 2003
Nearly two years ago, shortly after hearing the Spurs drafted a French point guard, San Antonio forward Malik Rose learned that Tony Parker had his own Web site. A few clicks later, Rose took his first look.