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Boys’ lawyers meet with judge about beating
June 5, 2003
(Updated Thursday at 4:50 p.m.) Four boys accused of beating 15-year-old Josh Graves last month are out of juvenile detention — and they are awaiting their next day in court. Damian Dillon and Chris Fannin, both 14; Marcus Spates, 13, and Bradley Jamierson, 11, were supposed to appear before a judge in a hearing Thursday morning to determine if they should continue to be detained.
Indiana University names new president
June 5, 2003
(Updated Thursday at 2:39 p.m.) Indiana University trustees voted Thursday to name former Florida universities chief Adam W. Herbert as the next president. Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway consistently had been mentioned in media reports as being a finalist for the Indiana post, though he denied interest.
City contributes to fireworks show budget
June 5, 2003
(Updated Thursday at 12:16 p.m.) A lack of cash won’t completely douse Lawrence’s annual July 4 fireworks show along the Kansas River, thanks to a contribution from the city.
Local attorney led defense
June 5, 2003
Lawrence resident Bob Eye was the lead defense attorney for Ed Rosenthal. Eye met Rosenthal in the mid-1990s while using him as an expert defense witness in a marijuana trial.
Baseball briefs
June 5, 2003
¢ Rangers trade Benes, place Benoit on DL ¢ Dodgers place Dreifort on 15-day disabled list
City Commission takes first look at slashing budget
June 5, 2003
Lawrence city commissioners started slicing away Wednesday at the 2004 budget but said they still faced the prospect of a hefty property tax increase.
Horoscopes
June 5, 2003
6Sports video: Firebirds look to next year with basketball camp
June 5, 2003
Free State is working toward the 2003-04 season, following the graduation of big man Keith Wooden.
Brass duet
June 5, 2003
Bruce Remke and Tom Stidham carry their instruments in South Park to the year’s first City Band concert. Remke, who plays the euphonium, and Stidham, who plays the bass trombone, helped kick off the summer concert series on Wednesday. The concerts continue throughout the summer every Wednesday in the South Park Gazebo at 1100 Mass.
An asterisk for Sammy Sosa?
June 5, 2003
So much for that enchanting summer of ‘98 when Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa held us in rapture with their spirited chase of Roger Maris’ home run record.
Drivers fuming following incidents at Dover
June 5, 2003
Unless a few drivers do some serious cooling down between now and Sunday, there will be no shortage of ill feelings as NASCAR’s Winston Cup circuit makes its first stop at Pocono this week.
Briefly
June 5, 2003
¢ Summer reading list to undergo revision ¢ U.S. Naval Academy’s superintendent resigns ¢ Emergency room visits put strain on resources ¢ Postal food drive nets 61.7 million pounds
Funding pitfalls
June 5, 2003
Lawrence city commissioners’ hearts are in the right place, but raising city taxes to aid local schools could be a dangerous precedent. As Mayor David Dunfield said Tuesday night, Lawrence can’t afford to “lose a generation of schoolchildren,” but neither can it afford to step too quickly into what could be a financial black hole.
Maintaining balance
Kyle Petty juggles responsibilities, interests
June 5, 2003
Kyle Petty hasn’t won a NASCAR Winston Cup race since 1995. Since he was fifth in points in 1993, his best seasons have been 15th-place finishes in 1994 and 1997. But Petty, 43, son of NASCAR legend Richard Petty, has no retirement plans and has continued running a full schedule since his son, Adam, was killed in a speedway accident in 2000.
Charles Gordon
June 5, 2003
People
June 5, 2003
¢ Bad break for Barry Manilow ¢ Linkin Park singer hospitalized ¢ Flip side of journalism ¢ Spector denies killing actress
Corrections
June 5, 2003
Briefly
June 5, 2003
¢ Superintendent to get annual job review ¢ District panel votes to keep ‘Inherit the Wind’ ¢ Citywide garage sales planned in Baldwin ¢ Second suspect admits to role in March beating
Baseball still game of rules
June 5, 2003
Chicago baseball fans, who are composites of scar tissue and mortifying memories, instantly drew upon one of those memories for their response — “Say it ain’t So-sa” — to Sammy Sosa’s ejection from Tuesday night’s game for the rule infraction of using a corked bat. Their words echoed the boy who supposedly exclaimed “Say it ain’t so, Joe” to Shoeless Joe Jackson, one of the White Sox players accused of throwing the 1919 World Series.
Tyson, Rudolph hardly heroes
June 5, 2003
Amazing what you can find on the Internet. Why just yesterday, employing no more than my generally mediocre technical skills, I was able to locate a pair of Mike Tyson’s boxing trunks — a rare pair, proclaimed the advertisement — available on E-Bay for only $489.
Two-state solution essential for Mideast
June 5, 2003
A Palestinian state is now recognized as a legitimate and desirable goal by the world’s most important leaders, including the president of the United States and the prime minister of Israel. This is a historic shift. But it must be accompanied by a similar mental earthquake in the Arab world for lasting peace to occur. Three decades ago Israeli leaders — most notably Golda Meir — disputed the very existence of a “Palestinian” people. The residents of the West Bank and Gaza were “Arabs” who had never had and never would have a state, she told The Times of London. This came not long after Israel responded to direct threats to its survival by conquering its Arab neighbors in six days — 36 years ago this week.
Tangled web
June 5, 2003
Praise for teen
June 5, 2003
Trip on the T
June 5, 2003
Strangled holiday
June 5, 2003
Security taxing for custom cutters
Harvesters having trouble bringing foreign crews into U.S.
June 5, 2003
Homeland security measures are causing big headaches this wheat harvest for U.S. custom cutters, who recruit most of their crews from countries like South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Hantavirus confirmed in S.W. Kansas
June 5, 2003
A Kansas man who died of Hantavirus last week was from rural Morton County in far southwest Kansas, health officials said.
County jobless claims reach record
KU study reports usage of unemployment insurance up by 26 percent in 2002
June 5, 2003
The number of Douglas County residents filing for unemployment insurance reached a record high in 2002, according to a report released Wednesday by Kansas University. In its annual economic review, KU’s Policy Research Institute said 4,614 Douglas County residents filed for unemployment benefits in 2002, up 26 percent from 2001.
Briefcase
June 5, 2003
¢ Taco Bell officials lose lawsuit over Chihuahua ¢ Raytheon wins contract ¢ Palm Inc. to grab rival ¢ Smithfield profits drop
6Sports video: KU’s Falconer, Metcalf selected in MLB draft
June 5, 2003
Two more Jayhawks have followed Casey Spanish in the second day of the draft.
6Sports video: Free State youth hoops camp in full swing
June 5, 2003
Basketball basics are the focus at the weeklong camp for fourth to eighth grade kids.
The force is with MTV Movie Awards
June 5, 2003
The dumb summer movie season is upon us. It’s a time for fast and furious chase scenes, loud explosions, depressing sequels and other thought-free fare. Frankly, they’re the kinds of movies that make me glad I review television. It’s also time for the MTV Movie Awards (8 p.m., MTV), a celebration and send-up of last year’s teen fare as well as many plugs for this season’s newest popcorn attractions.
6News video: Four boys charged in beating case
June 5, 2003
Four youths have been charged with the beating of Josh Graves in May.
6News video: Statue unveiled at Capitol Hill
June 5, 2003
Lawmakers dedicated a statue of President Eisenhower in Statuary Hall, replacing the statue of Gov. George Washington Glick.
State finds link to Dailey parody
Posts for Web site came from computer in judicial system
June 5, 2003
A computer in the state judicial system was used to send messages promoting a Web site critical of Kansas University professor Dennis Dailey, a court spokesman said Wednesday. And by Wednesday evening, anti-KU and anti-Dailey content had been removed from the site, replaced by an apology.
KU anticipates historic groups will OK scholarship hall design
June 5, 2003
What a difference a year makes. In early 2002, two groups charged with preserving the historical integrity of Lawrence were at odds on whether Kansas University could demolish houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street and replace them with a scholarship hall.
Lawrence flying enthusiast killed in airplane crash
June 5, 2003
A Lawrence businessman known for his auto body repair shop and passion for flying died Tuesday in an airplane crash in South Dakota. Scott Radford, 41, was killed when his Cessna 182 airplane crashed near Gettysburg, S.D. He was returning from a fishing trip, family members said.
Costa comes back … again
French Open defending champ nets five-set victory
June 5, 2003
Albert Costa was as cool as his rackets in the courtside fridge after double-faulting to hand Tommy Robredo a two-set lead in the French Open quarterfinals. The defending champion had the kid right where he wanted him.
Wildlife grant aims to save prairie chicken population
June 5, 2003
Property owners in southern Kansas and northern Oklahoma are banding together in a bid to entice more prairie chickens to the area and shore up the region’s economy. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently approved a $100,000 grant to the Comanche Pool Prairie Resource Foundation to help restore open prairie habitat for lesser prairie chickens, a game bird whose populations have been declining in the area.
Abortion bill reaction mixed in Wichita
June 5, 2003
Even if a House vote Wednesday eventually leads to a nationwide ban of so-called “partial birth” abortion, one of the few clinics left in the country that still performs the procedure will remain able to offer late-term abortions, an anti-abortion leader said. But the House vote will have a long-term, lasting effect on the conscience of America, said Troy Newman, director of Operation Rescue West.
Eileen Evans
June 5, 2003
Scott M. Radford
June 5, 2003
Wayne H. Gilman
June 5, 2003
Chad Olen Fulks
June 5, 2003
KU honors top students in political science
June 5, 2003
Several political science students at Kansas University have won special awards and scholarships from their department.
6News video: Plane crash kills Lawrence man
June 5, 2003
Scott Radford, 41, was killed when the single-engine airplane he was flying crashed Tuesday in central South Dakota.
House approves ban on ‘partial-birth’ abortions
June 5, 2003
The House voted Wednesday to ban a procedure that abortion foes call “partial-birth” abortion, moving the restriction a crucial step closer to President Bush’s signature. With the 282-139 vote, Congress was on the verge of ending a practice that Rep. Steve Chabot said was “truly a national tragedy.”
Doctors note milestone for SARS
No deaths reported anywhere Wednesday
June 5, 2003
For the first time since March 28, no deaths from the SARS virus were reported anywhere in the world Wednesday.
When snakes come out, so do tourists
June 5, 2003
At first glance it’s just a hole surrounded by aspens in glowing spring leaf. Then you notice the ground is moving.
Marijuana guru freed after serving one-day jail sentence
June 5, 2003
Ed Rosenthal, the self-proclaimed “Guru of Ganja,” walked free Wednesday after a federal judge sentenced him to just one day in prison for growing marijuana Rosenthal said was for medical purposes. He could have gotten 60 years behind bars.
6News video: 31st Street construction nears completion
June 5, 2003
Traffic will be backed up near the intersection of 31st and Iowa streets as construction crews pave lanes.
KBI director apologizes for suspect’s DNA mix-up
June 5, 2003
The director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation apologized Wednesday for the agency’s handling of a piece of evidence 12 years ago involving a man who now faces several counts of murder.
Opposition to plan strong
June 5, 2003
Even as Israeli and Palestinian leaders talked peace at the Aqaba summit, opponents back home vowed to fight on: Hamas militants said Mahmoud Abbas sold out their cause, while Jewish settlers rallied against their one-time top patron, Ariel Sharon.
6News video: City band opens summer season
June 5, 2003
The Lawrence City Band plays its first concert of the summer.
6Sports video: Royals defeat Dodgers 2-1
June 5, 2003
Kansas City bounces back above the .500 mark with the interleague victory.
Pentagon stands by Iraq intelligence
June 5, 2003
The Bush administration has launched an aggressive campaign to convince Congress and the public that the intelligence it used to justify the Iraq war was valid.
Kansas lawmakers supported Bush claims
June 5, 2003
In giving President Bush authority to use military force against Saddam Hussein, here are some statements by Kansas’ senators and Lawrence’s House representatives.
6Sports video: Raiders maintain winning streak
June 5, 2003
Lawrence advances to 5-0 with a victory in its first home game of the season.
Stewart indicted
Home decorating queen steps down as CEO, chairwoman of company
June 5, 2003
Martha Stewart, the steely perfectionist who built a fortune by selling her vision of good taste and gracious living, was indicted Wednesday in an insider-trading scandal that could put her behind bars. Hours later, she stepped down as chairwoman and chief executive officer of her media empire. Federal prosecutors accused Stewart of dumping her stock in a biotechnology company in 2001 based on illegal privileged information, then covering her tracks and lying to investigators and shareholders.
Judge recommends boot camp for attacker
June 5, 2003
A Cook County judge is recommending six months at boot camp for the 16-year-old boy who rushed the field with his father and beat Kansas City Royals base coach Tom Gamboa when the Royals played at Chicago last September.
Team plans cork promotion
June 5, 2003
A Florida minor league baseball team plans to poke fun at Sammy Sosa by giving away pieces of cork to the first 505 fans through the gate at its game tonight.
Royals pitchers shut down Dodgers
June 5, 2003
Rookie Kyle Snyder combined on a three-hitter for his first major-league victory, and Carlos Beltran and Angel Berroa homered as the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-1, Wednesday night. The win was just the fifth in 20 games for the Royals, who evened their record at 28-28 one day after dropping below .500 for the first time this season.
Raiders confident victors
Slow start no problem in 10-2 rout
June 5, 2003
Shhhhh — don’t tell anyone, but the Lawrence Raiders might have the best American Legion team in the state. At least the Raiders think so, and Wednesday night they displayed everything — offense, defense, pitching, and even a few miscues in a 10-2 victory over Kansas City Post 83 at Free State High’s field.
Sosa’s bats contain no cork
MLB inspects 76 sticks, but none found tainted
June 5, 2003
No cork or other foreign material was found in any of the 76 bats confiscated from Sammy Sosa’s locker and X-rayed by baseball officials.
Robinson lifts Spurs to Game 1 win
June 5, 2003
David Robinson is trying to send himself into retirement as soon as possible.
All-League baseball squad includes five city athletes
June 5, 2003
Free State High’s Matt Lane, Ryne Price, Robby Price and Matt Berner as well as Lawrence High’s Ryan Engel have been named to the All-Sunflower League baseball team as chosen by league coaches.
Two more Jayhawks picked in MLB draft
June 5, 2003
Day two of the major league baseball player draft came and went Wednesday, but not before two teams grabbed two more Kansas University players. Pitcher Kenny Falconer and third baseman Travis Metcalf each were picked Wednesday, Falconer in the 24th round by the Seattle Mariners and Metcalf in the 38th round by the Minnesota Twins.
Grades, not wins, were Seabury’s forte
June 5, 2003
Seabury Academy had some growing pains during the 2002-03 school year after joining the Kansas State High School Activities Assn.
Ottawa’s title run fueled by Ramsey
June 5, 2003
Anyone who wonders how Ottawa High won the Class 4A state softball championship need only look at pitcher Megan Ramsey’s statistics.
Three athletes earn spot on KABC all-star rosters
June 5, 2003
Free State’s Matt Lane and Matt Berner and Eudora’s Andrew Pyle will play in one of the two Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches all-star games Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Our town sports
June 5, 2003
Crown Hole-in-One: John Crown of Lawrence used a five-wood to ace the par-three 160-yard No. 7 hole at Alvamar Golf Course last Thursday. Witnesses were Bob Dark, Erv Hodges, Don Sneegas and Eben Farley.
Corrections
June 5, 2003
Nets at mercy of Spurs’ Duncan
June 5, 2003
All this tough talk tumbling out of their mouths, all those wasteful words on how they weren’t happy to be here this time, how they expect to compete for a championship and then this happens Wednesday. What a disaster. What a futile exercise. From one year to the next, nothing has changed in these NBA Finals: The Nets don’t belong on the floor with the Western Conference and a superstar center.
Kidd, Nets struggle in opener
New Jersey guard held to 10 points
June 5, 2003
If Jason Kidd and the New Jersey Nets keep playing this way, they could get swept again.
Feaster helps Sting avoid offensive famine
June 5, 2003
Allison Feaster has a difficult job with Charlotte: Defend the opposing team’s best player while not letting her own offense suffer.
Mideast pledges belie difficulties
Prime ministers’ statements don’t talk of ‘Jewish state’ or ‘Israeli settlements’
June 5, 2003
The Palestinian prime minister, the Israeli prime minister and President Bush pledged to pursue Middle East peace Wednesday in carefully crafted comments that were as significant for what they left out as for what they said. Their comments hinted at the land mines and obstacles ahead if this week’s pair of summits are to produce new momentum for negotiations.
At last, end near at 31st & Iowa
Construction work at intersection should be finished Friday
June 5, 2003
If the weather holds, the construction barrels that dominate the landscape near 31st and Iowa streets soon will be gone and the only orange in the area will be on the walls of the nearby Home Depot store. And for the 14,000 vehicles a day that use 31st Street between Iowa and Haskell Avenue, it will be smooth sailing at last.
Kansan blocks weapons probe
Calls for investigation on whether Bush lied about Iraq’s stockpile are premature, Roberts says
June 5, 2003
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts on Wednesday rebuffed calls for an investigation into whether the Bush administration lied about or bungled the issue of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. “Calls for a formal investigation into this matter are premature,” said Roberts, the Kansas Republican who is chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
U.S. troops fortify positions in Iraq
June 5, 2003
In a high-profile show of force, the U.S. military poured more than 1,500 combat troops into a swath of central Iraq on Wednesday, signaling that any violent resistance to American occupation would be met with harsh punishment. U.S. troops, sweeping out dust and sifting through debris left by looters, set up their headquarters at two Iraqi air bases and a railroad station outside Fallujah and Habaniyah, cities where anti-American demonstrations and attacks have been particularly aggressive.
Ducks have been out of water in New Jersey
June 5, 2003
Talk about culture shock.
Cheating in baseball has long history
June 5, 2003
Sammy Sosa’s corked bat is only the latest chapter of chicanery in baseball, a sport filled with petty larcenies, grand thefts and clever cheating.
Area briefs
June 5, 2003
¢ March, rally to support public education efforts ¢ Blood drive set at appliance store ¢ KU sets final exams ¢ Ozawkie teen to try for K.C. pageant title
Reds overpower Yankees
New York falls into second place behind Boston
June 5, 2003
Mike Mussina felt like he was pitching in a different NL city, the one that’s a mile high and a homer haven. Mussina surrendered four homers, including a solo shot by injured Ken Griffey Jr., as the Cincinnati Reds pulled away to a 6-2 victory Wednesday night over the New York Yankees.
Hillary Clinton found solace in work
June 5, 2003
When the going got tough in the White House — and when didn’t it during the Clinton years? — Hillary Rodham Clinton got busy. The former first lady threw herself into her duties partly to escape all the cascading troubles, she says in her new memoirs.
Aquila chief executive apologizes to shareholders
June 5, 2003
Aquila Inc.’s chief executive officer apologized to shareholders at the company’s annual meeting Wednesday for the firm’s financial troubles of the past year.
Lawmakers welcome Ike to Capitol
June 5, 2003
It took four years to bring a statue of President Eisenhower to the U.S. Capitol, longer than it took the U.S. Army to defeat the Germans during World War II. Dwight D. Eisenhower assumed a permanent place in the Capitol during a dedication ceremony Wednesday, as House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., formally accepted the sculpture into the National Statuary Hall Collection.
Dow closes above 9,000 mark
June 5, 2003
The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 9,000 Wednesday for the first time in nearly 10 months, soaring more than 100 points following a pair of positive economic reports. The gains were surprising given some bad news from DaimlerChrysler, which warned of a big loss in its struggling Chrysler division, and the fact that many analysts believe stocks were due for a pullback following weeks of heavy buying.
Juveniles charged in park beating
Warrants issued for four in assault on teen with disabilities
June 5, 2003
Four boys will appear in court today on charges they beat a boy with physical disabilities in a city park. Dist. Atty. Christine Kenney announced Wednesday that her office had filed aggravated battery charges against the boys in connection with the May 21 attack on Josh Graves at Clinton Park, 500 Ill.
Wilma Delores Slane
June 5, 2003
On the record
June 5, 2003
Stop by anytime
June 5, 2003
Fishing from above
June 5, 2003
Friends and neighbors
June 5, 2003
Briefly
June 5, 2003
¢ Portion of I-70 reopens ¢ Moussaoui lawyers claim evidence tampering ¢ New mass grave found