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How will the city's ban on fireworks affect your Fourth of July celebration?

Poll results

Response Percent
I’m shooting them and I’ll take my chances with the law.
 
39%
It will be more enjoyable. Fireworks are dangerous and cause injuries and property damage.
 
32%
It won’t matter to me because I’ll go out in the county to shoot fireworks.
 
16%
I won’t enjoy it, but I can live with it if it makes the holiday more safe.
 
10%
Total 506

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Westar documents lay out donations to Republicans meant to win exemptions
June 6, 2003
(Updated Friday at 11:11 a.m.) the donations were requested by GOP leaders who were helping the company win an exemption potentially worth billions of dollars.
People
June 6, 2003
¢ Arnold extends political arm ¢ Actress pleads no contest ¢ Neeson studying sex pioneer ¢ Maguire trims down, bulks up
Clatter unleashes ‘drum and bass’
June 6, 2003
Drum ‘n’ Bass is a term for a trendy style of club music. However, the band Clatter proves there is a new definition of drum and bass.
Panel prepares for worst
June 6, 2003
It is Inauguration Day, and al-Qaida detonates a small nuclear device on Pennsylvania Avenue. The explosion kills or incapacitates the president-elect, the vice president-elect, his unconfirmed Cabinet and most members of Congress.
Britain awaits verdict on euro
Currency creates debate in Europe
June 6, 2003
From Athens to Amsterdam, or Barcelona to Berlin, travelers in Europe need never change money — until they cross the English Channel to Britain. Here, the euros in their pockets must be exchanged for those time-honored pounds and pence.
Internet powers recruiting rumors
Rival Web sites report football running back headed to both KSUKU
June 6, 2003
Cornell Johnson said he planned to play football at Kansas State. His mother said he was going to Kansas University. His high school coach claimed they were both wrong.
City contributes bucks for July 4 bangs
June 6, 2003
Lawrence’s only legal fireworks show will go on, backed largely by the same government that is outlawing fireworks for everyone else in town.
Jayhawks all lined up for parade
June 6, 2003
Here’s a list of all the Jayhawks on Parade, and where to find them. The numbers in this list correspond to the photos and map.
Tour to tout outdoor sculptures
June 6, 2003
For years, they have been a fixture in Lawrence — close to a dozen sculptures in steel, iron, bronze or stone scattered through downtown.
Dodgers’ Brown wins seventh straight, 5-2
June 6, 2003
Kevin Brown pitched seven strong innings to win his seventh straight decision as Los Angeles beat Kansas City, 5-2, Thursday night.
Cubs trample Tampa Bay
Sosa’s RBI single starts Chicago toward 8-1 win
June 6, 2003
Sammy Sosa’s corked bat and Roger Clemens’ bid Saturday for win No. 300. All part of a wild week at Wrigley Field.
Briefly
June 6, 2003
¢ Court acquits 12 men of terrorism charges ¢ Troops kill tourist ¢ Iraqi arrested in case of toxic letters
No crying in baseball, just cheating
June 6, 2003
There’s no crying in baseball. Or so we’ve been told.
City players tapped for All-Star game
June 6, 2003
Five players from Lawrence have been selected to participate in the Border Battle All-Star baseball game in Kansas City.
Lawrence’s Glass eliminated in Vegas
June 6, 2003
Bob Glass of Lawrence just missed the cut in the PBA Senior Storm U.S. Open bowling tournament.
Jayhawks promote trainer
Cairns bolts basketball to oversee training room
June 6, 2003
There will be new coaches on Kansas University’s basketball bench next season … and a new athletic trainer, too.
6Sports video: Lawrence Raiders making it look easy
June 6, 2003
The American Legion team has won the first five games of the season.
Political rights?
June 6, 2003
Bush not just a chip off father’s block
June 6, 2003
There is a president named Bush with high public-approval ratings. There is an economy that is sputtering, even on the best of days. There is a military triumph in Iraq that suddenly doesn’t look all that triumphal. There is, according to a theory the Democrats have developed in the tiny spot where history and hope collide, reason to believe that all those factors will combine to invite them back into the White House.
Ashcroft leads push for broader terror laws
June 6, 2003
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft urged Congress on Thursday to expand the new anti-terror law to permit the government to hold more suspects indefinitely and extend the death penalty to more people accused of terrorist crimes.
Jam session to put twang in BBQ
June 6, 2003
This year’s McLouth BBQ Blowout will be spiced with a new ingredient: a bluegrass jam.
Skunk Run tradition to reveal new stripe
June 6, 2003
This weekend marks the return of Ottawa’s annual Skunk Run arts and crafts festival, a tradition of more than 25 years. This year’s festival also coincides with another event: the 25th anniversary of the Ottawa Community Arts Council.
Correction
June 6, 2003
The donation information in the name of Scott Radford was incorrect in Thursday’s Journal-World. Donations in Radford’s name should be made to the Lawrence Luncheon Optimist Club.
American killed, five wounded in attack
June 6, 2003
Guns drawn and tensed for battle, U.S. forces locked down a neighborhood for a house-to-house search Thursday, targeting attackers who killed one American soldier and wounded five others in the latest eruption of anti-occupation violence.
When the mighty Martha falls
June 6, 2003
It’s sure been fun poking fun at Martha Stewart!
Transcript of student writer’s meeting with Oskaloosa principal
June 6, 2003
The following are excerpts of a meeting between Oskaloosa High School principal Brad Reed and Lacey Hanson, an OHS senior, about why Reed decided not to run Hansen’s story about the reassignment of high school teachers without revisions recommended by the administration.
Stork drops a bomb
June 6, 2003
It’s cute; it’s hideous; it’s back! It’s “Baby Bob” (7 p.m., CBS), the sitcom you thought you’d forgotten. For the uninitiated, “Bob” appeared last year to scalding reviews and far better ratings than anyone expected. So, as if to torture us during the summer months, CBS will air a second season of this mind-numbing comedy about a 6-month-old who can not only talk, but tends to make jokes with the voice and attitude of a 45-year-old cab driver. It’s amusing, until he starts cracking wise about breast-feeding. That’s where it starts getting hideous.
Doubts remain about July Fourth parade
June 6, 2003
Members of the city’s Sesquicentennial Commission continue to struggle to drum up support for an Independence Day parade in downtown Lawrence.
N.Y. Times top editors resign
June 6, 2003
The New York Times’ top two editors resigned Thursday after a tumultuous five weeks that began with the exposure of Jayson Blair’s journalistic fraud and grew into a drumbeat of criticism of the management style at one of the world’s most distinguished newspapers.
6News video: ‘Big Daddy’ Daugherty drives a flaming hearse
June 6, 2003
The hearse’s unmistakable style includes flames and chrome skull decorations.
Labonte master of Pocono
Driver has won three times at Pennsylvania track
June 6, 2003
Bobby Labonte has gotten over last year’s rough season. Now he’s driving as well as ever and looking to regain his touch at Pocono Raceway.
Prosecutor’s case heavily relies on blue ink from pen
June 6, 2003
As part of Wednesday’s 41-page federal indictment against Martha Stewart and her former stockbroker, Peter Bacanovic, federal prosecutors spelled out a case that prominently features a blue ballpoint pen.
Briefly
June 6, 2003
¢ Study: High speed limit imperils women, elderly ¢ Former Rite Aid officer pleads to conspiracy ¢ State motorcycle officer stops runaway train ¢ Inspectors call coaster safe after rider’s death
Briefly
June 6, 2003
¢ Florida educator named president of university ¢ Ridge again wants to revise terror alert system ¢ Fellow Marine indicted in Kuwait grenade attack ¢ Earth may have formed earlier than thought
Ethelyn Jean Falwell
June 6, 2003
Services for Ethelyn Jean Falwell, 91, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Devils win ‘unbelievable’ game
New Jersey routs Anaheim, 6-3, in rare offensive outburst for 3-2 series lead
June 6, 2003
So much for defense, so much for shutouts. The New Jersey Devils used crazy bounces and lucky breaks to turn around a tight series and get within a victory of the Stanley Cup.
Understanding
A revealing trip to Poland might help sow seeds for coexistence in troubled areas.
June 6, 2003
A recent visit by an Arab group to Oswiecim, Poland, was a sobering and revealing event. Included were 120 Jews, Muslims and Christians who saw the notorious Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps created and operated by the Germans before and during World War II.
Serena ousted in French Open
Fans delight in Henin-Hardenne’s gritty victory
June 6, 2003
It started in the very first game, when a few fans applauded an errant forehand. By the final set, thousands loudly cheered missed serves.
T-Bones on tap
Final alterations made for home opener
June 6, 2003
Painters were standing on a scaffold in front of the left-field fence emblazoning large white letters that read: “CommunityAme.” By the time I departed less than an hour later, the lettering had evolved to “CommunityAmeri.”
Chamber announces award program
Group to recognize area companies for achievements
June 6, 2003
Douglas County businesses will have a new chance to receive a pat on the back later this year.
Former Kansan gets life term in Iowa deaths
Onetime Emporian admits to killing his son, daughter
June 6, 2003
A man who pleaded guilty to killing two of his children and badly injuring his wife in a bloody assault has been sentenced to life in prison for the slayings.
Oskaloosa student learns censorship lesson firsthand
Principal’s taped remarks reveal efforts to stifle publication
June 6, 2003
Principal Brad Reed had an uneasy feeling about Oskaloosa High School student Lacey Hanson’s line of questioning.
On the record
June 6, 2003
Speed freaks return in ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’
June 6, 2003
From the first image of the Universal Pictures logo morphing into metallic hubcaps and zooming away, it’s clear this sequel is making a game attempt at having a little fun.
Cubs’ Sosa awaits penalty for corked bat
June 6, 2003
The bats have been checked and the interviews done. Now all Sammy Sosa can do is wait to see what his punishment will be for using a corked bat.
Series gaining speed
Twilight races popular among cyclists
June 6, 2003
Lawrence’s Mike Vickers feels the need for speed.
Horoscopes
June 6, 2003
U.S. plans DMZ pullout
Korean move reflects new troop strategy
June 6, 2003
In a historic move after a half-century, the United States will pull its ground troops away from the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea and consolidate them at bases well to the south.
6News video: The Lawrence Arts Commission has trouble keeping exhibition going
June 6, 2003
The exhibition of downtown sculptures is an expensive tradition.
6News video: The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department gains new member
June 6, 2003
The German shepherd will work in narcotics detection and building searches.
Label makers
Lawrence record companies strive for prominence
June 6, 2003
Crack open the July issue of Spin magazine and you’ll find a curious picture on the inside: a collection of 34 young adults from Omaha assembled in a family-reunion-esque portrait. The picture looks like an outtake from some long-forgotten summer camp, only the campers have a particular affection for ratted black hair and thrift-store sweaters.
Money crisis strips river of protector
June 6, 2003
The Kansas River riverkeeper is out of a job.
KBI chief: Rape case fiasco rare mistake
Attorney general orders audit of lab procedures
June 6, 2003
Calling it “a simple but serious mistake,” the head of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Thursday that a 12-year-old evidence error that was recently discovered was an aberration.
Local briefs
June 6, 2003
¢ Contestants prepare for Miss Kansas contest ¢ Judge closes hearing of suspects in beating ¢ Federal grants given for disability programs ¢ Public input sought on child support rules
Champagne hour expected to put sparkle in drama budget
June 6, 2003
The vibe Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center will be Guy Lombardo meets Dave Clark with a little Ed Sullivan shaken — not stirred — into the mix.
Landowners in Wal-Mart case berated for bypassing zoning appeals board
June 6, 2003
Owners of the land where Wal-Mart wants to build a new store skipped legal steps before filing a lawsuit against the city, a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals said Thursday.
6News video: Judge closes hearing of suspects in beating
June 6, 2003
The four boys accused of severely beating 15-year-old Josh Graves last month are out of the juvenile detention center.
Afghan soldiers, Taliban clash
At least 47 killed in village battle
June 6, 2003
A gun battle between government and Taliban forces that killed 47 fighters lasted for nine hours and ranged over three villages, one of the deadliest firefights since the hardline Islamic regime fell, an Afghan official said Thursday.
Just say ‘no’
June 6, 2003
Preschool issue
June 6, 2003
Commodities
June 6, 2003
Briefcase
June 6, 2003
¢ Mortgage rates fall for fourth straight week ¢ Jobless numbers rise ¢ Payless sales fall short ¢ Inadequate bids prompt AOL to keep division
Senate OKs doubling use of ethanol in gasoline
Midwest corn growers to benefit from federal measure aimed at promoting cleaner air
June 6, 2003
Virtually every driver in the country could be pumping gasoline containing corn-produced ethanol by 2012 under a plan approved Thursday by the Senate.
Retailers report modest gains in May
June 6, 2003
The nation’s largest retailers reported only modest sales gains for May, as rainy weather in certain regions and a weak job market kept shoppers from splurging for yet another month.
Vietnamese ‘godfather’ receives death sentence
June 6, 2003
The trial of Vietnam’s “godfather” of organized crime ended Thursday with a result even the defense expected: A death sentence for the man whose case captivated the nation with its tales of rampant official corruption.
Russian explosion kills at least 16
June 6, 2003
A female suicide attacker detonated a bomb Thursday near a bus carrying soldiers and civilians to work at a military airfield near Chechnya, killing at least 16 people. It was the third suicide attack in the Russian Caucasus in less than a month.
Topekan to receive national law award
June 6, 2003
When Seaman High School decided to start a government course on civil and criminal rights, Susan Sittenauer volunteered to teach it.
Farmer raises golf course in pasture
June 6, 2003
Myron Schmidt always dreamed of living on a golf course.
Kansas among five states with law to ensure press freedoms
June 6, 2003
The Kansas Student Publications Act passed the Kansas Senate 37-2 in 1991 and the Kansas House 79-42 in 1992. Gov. Joan Finney signed the bill into law in 1992. Only five other states have comparable student press law.
Montana bulls linked to mad cow herd
June 6, 2003
A cow found to have mad cow disease in Canada once belonged to the same herd as five bulls shipped to Montana six years ago, but it’s highly unlikely any became infected, health officials said.
Study: Mothers carrying boys eat more
June 6, 2003
Women pregnant with boys tend to eat about 10 percent more calories a day than those carrying girls but don’t gain more weight, new research indicates.
Catherine E. Dycus
June 6, 2003
Services for Catherine E. Dycus, 48, Lawrence, will be private.
Scott Michael Radford
June 6, 2003
Services for Scott Michael Radford, 41, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Charles S. Gordon
June 6, 2003
Services for Charles S. Gordon, 78, Lawrence, will be at a later date. Inurnment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin.
Randal D. McCollum
June 6, 2003
Services for Randal D. McCollum, 40, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jefferson Assembly of God Church north of Meriden. Burial will be at St. Aloysius Cemetery, Meriden.
Federal grant to help low-income students
June 6, 2003
Kansas University has received a $253,000 federal grant to help low-income students prepare for college.
District judge refuses appeal to keep victim’s sexual past out of Manhattan rape trial
June 6, 2003
A Riley County district court judge has refused to hear an appeal from prosecutors who are trying to shield a woman’s sexual history in a rape case.
France arrests two 9-11 suspects
June 6, 2003
French authorities investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks in the United States have arrested two men — a Moroccan and a German believed to be a top al-Qaida recruiter — in recent days at the Paris airport, judicial officials said Thursday.
Area briefs
June 6, 2003
¢ Donated pool passes to be given out ¢ Oskaloosa garage sale to benefit charity ¢ Fambrough to headline charity golf tournament
Lawrence Datebook
June 6, 2003
Senate OKs bill extending child tax credit
June 6, 2003
The Senate voted Thursday to give some low-income families a check worth up to $400 for each of their children, as Republicans buckled under demands from Democrats to make more low-wage workers eligible for an increased child tax credit.
Past includes other attempts at censorship
June 6, 2003
Two seniors at Lawrence High School were suspended in 2000 after the principal objected to their distribution of an alternative newspaper.
Bomb explodes near U.S. convoy
June 6, 2003
A homemade bomb exploded near a U.S. special operations convoy in eastern Afghanistan, but no casualties were reported, the U.S. military said Thursday.
Pope begins milestone 100th trip
June 6, 2003
Despite advancing age and ailments, a determined Pope John Paul II began his landmark 100th pilgrimage on Thursday — a grueling five-day tour of this ex-Yugoslav republic still struggling with the legacy of war.
6Sports video: Dodgers overcome the Royals
June 6, 2003
The game starts well for the Royals but things go badly for the team afterward. Mike Sweeny took a bad pitch to his hand.
6Sports video: Both city teams finish in top ten in the state
June 6, 2003
Free State and Lawrence players dominate the All-Sunflower League team.
6News video: Fireworks show will go on
June 6, 2003
Despite the ban on personal fireworks in the city, the annual fireworks display is still in the works.
Brewers sweep Mets; Glavine injured
June 6, 2003
Ben Sheets pitched seven sharp innings, and Milwaukee scored four times in the first off Tom Glavine before he left because of an injured elbow as the Brewers beat the New York Mets, 5-3, Thursday to complete a doubleheader sweep.
Cincinnati laments missing Clemens
Reds players wanted to face Rocket
June 6, 2003
The Rocket barely touched down on his way to win No. 300, leaving a bunch of disappointed Cincinnati hitters behind.
Track announcer preparing pipes for Crowning call
June 6, 2003
For weeks, Tom Durkin has been writing phrases on index cards and speaking them into a tape recorder, trying to find the words that will capture the drama of the Belmont Stakes.
Castroneves pumped for Fort Worth
June 6, 2003
Helio Castroneves can find only one comforting thought about being denied a historic third straight Indianapolis 500 victory.
Expect hurricane of hype for Harry Potter
June 6, 2003
Think you’ve seen a lot of hype about “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”? Just wait until the book comes out.
Upstart Shock upend Sun
June 6, 2003
Detroit Shock head coach Bill Laimbeer promised before the season that his squad would combine a big frontcourt with a run-and-gun style.
Nets questioning coach Scott’s strategy
June 6, 2003
There was plenty of second-guessing Thursday at the NBA Finals, most of it centered around Nets coach Byron Scott, New Jersey forward Kenyon Martin and the defensive strategies against San Antonio’s Tim Duncan.
Owners find money side of Funny Cide
Mania surrounding favorite reaching epic status
June 6, 2003
East Cide, West Cide, and on the World Wide Web, a fairy tale named Funny Cide is unfolding in thoroughbred racing.
Stewart case includes legal twist
Securities fraud charge takes economic experts by surprise
June 6, 2003
Prosecutors tucked a highly unusual twist into their indictment of Martha Stewart — a charge that she committed a crime simply by declaring her own innocence.
Bush says war was justified
U.S. president vows to ‘reveal truth’ about Iraq’s still-unfound weapons
June 6, 2003
President Bush insisted anew on Thursday that war to rid Iraq of destructive weapons was justified, and he said the truth about Saddam Hussein’s ability to create and use deadly germs and bombs would come in time.
Liberian president rejects war crimes indictment
June 6, 2003
Liberia’s embattled president rejected his indictment on war crimes charges and claimed Thursday his government fended off a coup attempt while rebels advanced on the country’s capital.
Lawmakers deny Westar quid pro quo
Former executives donated thousands to get ‘seat at the table’ in D.C.
June 6, 2003
Key Republicans, including House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, denied on Thursday any connection between donations from a financially strapped Kansas utility and its being granted an exemption from federal law.
E-mail writer escapes detection, apologizes for site bashing prof
Chief justice reminds court workers to use state computers only for state work
June 6, 2003
Court officials Thursday were unable to determine which state-owned computer was used to send e-mails promoting a Web site critical of Kansas University professor Dennis Dailey.
Animator draws on diversity
June 6, 2003
Animator Bruce Smith is literally not missing a blink as he focuses on Papi’s eyeballs.
Daily ticker
June 6, 2003