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Polls
Should cell phone towers be allowed in city parks?

Poll results

Response Percent
No, they’re ugly and will ruin our lovely parks.
 
57%
Only if the city gets a lot of money for it.
 
21%
Yes, I can never get a cell phone connection.
 
15%
Only in big parks.
 
5%
Only in smaller, neighborhood parks.
 
0%
Total 863

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Letter from Jane Eldredge to City Manager Mike Wildgen
June 11, 2003
The following is the text of a letter from Jane Eldredge, an attorney, to City Manager Mike Wildgen concering the Lawrence Development Code.
Woodling: Itchy feet come with territory in college athletics
June 11, 2003
Phog Allen was an anomaly. Allen spent nearly four decades as Kansas University’s men’s basketball coach. Joe Paterno is today’s Phog Allen. He’s been Penn State’s football coach since Benjamin Franklin was penning “Poor Richard’s Almanac.”
Lawmakers wary of Freddie Mac’s pay deals
June 11, 2003
Lawmakers raised questions Tuesday about the pay deals Freddie Mac is giving the top executives it ousted in a shakeup over accounting problems. The mortgage-market giant was not making terms of the executives’ packages public, bringing further criticism of the company by lawmakers.
Fed chair predicts high gas prices
June 11, 2003
High natural gas prices are likely to last into next year, and could weaken some key American industries’ ability to compete, Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan said Tuesday.
Washington not worried
KU women’s coach optimistic after meeting new athletic director
June 11, 2003
The last time Kansas University hired an athletic director, then-football-coach Terry Allen was fired five months later near the end of his fifth consecutive losing season.
Zola Hughes
June 11, 2003
Yanks halt Houston streak
Mussina stops personal four-game slide, 5-3
June 11, 2003
In a game full of little twists, Hideki Matsui turned things in the New York Yankees’ favor. Matsui produced three hits and a nifty bit of baserunning, and Mike Mussina stopped his four-game losing streak as the Yankees beat Houston, 5-3, Tuesday night, ending the Astros’ seven-game winning string.
Webber, Wallace have surgery
June 11, 2003
Sacramento Kings forward Chris Webber had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday in Birmingham, Ala. Dr. James Andrews also performed arthroscopic surgery on the left shoulder of Kings swingman Gerald Wallace, the team said.
Devils proud of feat, even if nobody cares
Champions not all that popular in shadow of Big Apple
June 11, 2003
No city really claims the New Jersey Devils. New York mostly ignores them and the various communities that surround their swampland home barely pay attention, except during the long postseasons.
Briefly
June 11, 2003
¢ Two injured in crash ¢ Police: Prosecutors mull charges in Peeping Tom incident ¢ Courts: 28-year-old charged with molesting 3 children ¢ Investigation: Authorities seek help in solving bank robbery
Briefly
June 11, 2003
¢ South Dakota student wins Campanile Award ¢ Praeger to speak with medical group
Free infant development screening available
June 11, 2003
Douglas County Infant-Toddler Coordinating Council is planning a free development screening for children up to 3 years old from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, conference room D.
Times can lead the way back to trust
June 11, 2003
The series of fabrications that resulted last week in the resignations of the two top editors of The New York Times is a calamity for all of American journalism.
On the record
June 11, 2003
Area briefs
June 11, 2003
¢ Concert to pay tribute to veterans, Flag Day ¢ Lawrence resident admits to drug charges ¢ KU center honors graduating officers ¢ Barbecue to benefit Boys and Girls Club ¢ Lawrence cooks are people’s BBQ champs
Daily ticker
June 11, 2003
ImClone founder gets 7 years in prison
Sam Waksal ordered to pay $4.3 million for ‘lawlessness and arrogance’
June 11, 2003
Sam Waksal, the jet-setting drug-company entrepreneur at the center of the insider-trading scandal that has ensnared Martha Stewart, was sentenced to more than seven years in prison Tuesday for what a judge called Waksal’s “lawlessness and arrogance.”
Letter from City Manager Mike Wildgen to Jane Eldredge
June 11, 2003
The following is the text of a letter from City Manager Mike Wildgen to Jane Eldredge, an attorney, concering the Lawrence Development Code.
Perkinses at home in Kansas
June 11, 2003
If there’s no place like home, Kansas isn’t quite that place for Lew and Gwen Perkins … yet.
Mangino eager to get to work
June 11, 2003
The athletic director who hired Mark Mangino was fired in April. His new boss axed Wichita State’s football program in 1986, but more recently he worked to elevate Connecticut’s football program to Division I-A status.
Tea house hopes to brew up business in Downtown Lawrence
Clothing store, sandwich shop slated to open on Mass. Street
June 11, 2003
Gary Patterson and his wife, Fanny Shiau, know their business to a T. Or to a tea. The Lawrence couple opened Lawrence’s newest tea shop, the House of Cha’, 21 W. Ninth St., Thursday. But first, they really got to know the business of tea.
Inez F. Mowery
June 11, 2003
Dunk talk depresses Dikembe
Mutombo says he’ll reject any slam attempts by Rose tonight
June 11, 2003
The first guarantee of the NBA Finals goes to New Jersey Nets center Dikembe Mutombo.
Sheriff’s officers hope new dog will sniff out drug use in county
June 11, 2003
The newest member of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has a nose for narcotics. Gero, the county’s new crime-fighting German shepherd, began his patrol work less than two weeks ago alongside handler Cpl. Ed Swanson.
City won’t bail out schools
Commissioners shy away from idea; mayor suggests sales tax
June 11, 2003
The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday backed away from a proposal to fund the school district’s sports programs in 2004.
Briefly
June 11, 2003
¢ Louisiana: Two fires at oil refineries thought to be accidental ¢ Colorado: Mountain peak named for shuttle Columbia ¢ Florida: Mars rover launched ¢ Florida: Drowning toll at 9 after 2 hospital deaths
Horoscopes
June 11, 2003
Jayni’s Kitchen’ scores recipes from William Nack
June 11, 2003
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Cooking with Sports Author William Nack.” Host Jayni Carey and Nack will prepare the following recipes below.
In good hands
June 11, 2003
Lew Perkins appears to be a good choice to lead the Kansas University Athletic Department. Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway and acting Athletic Director Drue Jennings are to be congratulated for the selection of Lew Perkins as the 13th full-time director of the Jayhawk athletics program.
Dreaming of KU excellence
June 11, 2003
I had a strange dream last night. I dreamed that I woke up as I normally do and that I went outside to get the day’s copy of the Journal-World to read with breakfast.
Raiders blister Ozawkie
Lawrence improves to perfect 10-0
June 11, 2003
Lawrence’s Raiders played Tuesday night, and guess what? They rolled. No surprise there. The Raiders have been running through most of their opponents so far this summer season.
Comets muster victory
Houston tops Monarchs to end two-game slide
June 11, 2003
Tina Thompson scored 22 points, and the Houston Comets avoided their first three-game losing streak in franchise history with a 71-66 win over the Sacramento Monarchs on Tuesday night.
Grants to give shelter from storms
June 11, 2003
Lawrence residents hammered by last month’s tornadoes soon could get state assistance to help shield them from danger in future storms.
Boeing poised for record tax break
Windfall in Washington state would be worth billions
June 11, 2003
The Washington House gave enthusiastic bipartisan approval Tuesday to Gov. Gary Locke’s bold multibillion-dollar tax break for the aerospace industry.
Couple protect garden from pests
June 11, 2003
Twenty-five years ago, Pat and Betty Gates built themselves a house on 15 acres, about three miles north of Baldwin, and began learning a thing or two about growing vegetables in the woods.
AP: 3,240 civilians died in war
Pentagon says it has no reason to count ‘unintended deaths’ from conflict
June 11, 2003
Someone has taped together the shredded binding, as if that could fix the horrors inside. There are pages bathed in dried, reddish-brown blood, their letters smeared and unintelligible.
Royals rally past D’backs - Kansas City 7, Arizona 3
June 11, 2003
Carlos Beltran had three hits and three RBIs, and Desi Relaford drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the seventh inning as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 7-3, Tuesday night.
Farmland reaches deal to sell beef operationsΩ
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June 11, 2003
Bankrupt Farmland Industries Inc. has agreed to sell its interest in its beef processing business to its partner, U.S. Premium Beef, for $232 million. Farmland National Beef, the fourth-largest beef processor in the country, is mostly owned by Farmland, the nation’s largest agriculture cooperative, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May 2002. U.S. Premium Beef, a Kansas City, Mo.-based cooperative of cattle ranchers, has had a 29 percent share of Farmland National Beef since December 1997. Its members provide much of the beef processed by the company.
Chat transcript with Mark Mangino
June 11, 2003
Jayhawk football coach Mark Mangino chatted live with KU fans June 11 on KUsports.com. The second-year coach talked about this year’s team, his thoughts on the impact of his new players, how he feels about the new KU athletic director, as well as many other topics.
Author has knack for cooking
Sports writer finds poetry in cookbooks
June 11, 2003
Good luck getting William Nack to sit still for an interview. During a visit this spring to promote his latest book, “My Turf — Horses, Boxers, Blood Money and the Sporting Life” (Da Capo Press, February 2003), he seemed eager to get moving.
Liberal slant hurts credibility
June 11, 2003
The resignation of two top editors at the New York Times last week was the journalistic equivalent of bringing down a president of the United States. But the initial reaction from inside the journalism establishment does not augur well for any lessons that it should learn from this affair.
Konzem disappointed, but happy for KU
Associate AD applauds Jayhawks’ hiring for athletic director post he covets
June 11, 2003
Richard Konzem didn’t receive the promotion he wanted, but he acknowledged his alma mater hired the best man for the job.
Jayhawks love Lew
Self has bond with new boss
June 11, 2003
Bill Self didn’t hand-pick his new boss. But Self, Kansas University’s men’s basketball coach, did have a say in the hiring process and does enthusiastically approve of Chancellor Robert Hemenway’s choice of Connecticut’s Lew Perkins as Jayhawk athletic director.
Briefcase
June 11, 2003
¢ Kmart stock increases on initial Nasdaq listing ¢ Aviation: JetBlue plans expansion ¢ Benefits: Unemployment deadline nearing for residents ¢ Missouri: Utility merger challenged
Briefly
June 11, 2003
¢ New York City: Pulitzer Prize board probes 1932 award ¢ Florida: Abortion protester held on molestation charges ¢ New York: Handyman admits keeping sex slaves
6Sports video: Perkins hoping to bring KU from depths of Big 12
June 11, 2003
6Sports reports on Lew Perkins, the new Athletics Director at KU.
6Sports video: Perkins brings history of successful programs
June 11, 2003
6Sports reports on Lew Perkins’ history as an AD.
6Sports video: Perkins to take over after tumultuous spring
June 11, 2003
6Sports reports on the thoughts of some members of the KU athletic department staff on the new AD.
6News video: State to distribute money to build safe rooms
June 11, 2003
6News reports on the money the state will be giving to some residents to help build a safe room in their homes.
6News video: Parks and rec gives preliminary go ahead for cell phone towers
June 11, 2003
6News reports on the preliminary green light given by Lawrence Parks and Recreation for cell phone towers to be built in city parks.
6News video: KU introduces new AD
June 11, 2003
6News reports on the new KU Athletics Director, Lew Perkins.
6News video: New AD has work cut out for him
June 11, 2003
6News reports on the goals Lew Perkins has set for the KU athletics department.
Sprint to cut 500 jobs
Company to phase out Web-hosting business
June 11, 2003
Sprint Corp. announced Tuesday that it would eliminate its Web-hosting business, resulting in the loss of about 500 jobs at the telecommunications giant.
Top energy official praises Greenspan’s comments
June 11, 2003
Now that Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has turned his attention to skyrocketing natural gas prices, maybe something will be done about it, a top energy official said Tuesday.
Commodities
June 11, 2003
Agassi wins in 1,000th match
Veteran vanquishes Luczak in Queen’s Club tournament
June 11, 2003
Andre Agassi’s 1,000th career match was tougher than expected, a 7-6 (5), 6-4 victory Tuesday over Australia’s Peter Luczak in the second round at Queen’s Club.
Horror story
June 11, 2003
31st St. truth
June 11, 2003
Double standard
June 11, 2003
Perkins strong supporter of Title IX
June 11, 2003
While athletic director at the University of Connecticut, Lew Perkins earned high marks for his commitment to women’s sports.
Uconn reaction
June 11, 2003
Here are comments from a sampling of University of Connecticut coaches and administrators about athletic director Lew Perkins’ decision to leave for Kansas University:
Lucky 13: KU taps Perkins
UConn administrator among nation’s ‘top athletic directors’
June 11, 2003
Clearly tired of Kansas University’s second-class status in the Big 12 Conference, Chancellor Robert Hemenway introduced Lew Perkins as the Jayhawks’ 13th athletic director Tuesday afternoon.
Cell phone towers may find their way into city’s parks
Advisory board gives informal nod to idea
June 11, 2003
Amber Wickersham enjoys taking her son to the park. She would think twice, though, if cellular phone towers were located there. “Not around kids,” she said Tuesday, watching her son play in South Park.
Nevada coach rips Royals for signing of junior pitcher
June 11, 2003
University of Nevada’s baseball coach is criticizing the Kansas City Royals for signing one of his pitchers, claiming the team ignored the player’s best interests.
Federal budget deficit to exceed $400 billion
June 11, 2003
The federal government is headed for a record $400 billion deficit this fiscal year, the product of a weak economy, the war in Iraq and a series of tax cuts, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office warned Tuesday.
Wave of scooter thefts plagues neighborhood near KU
June 11, 2003
Someone is stealing scooters. In the past five days, at least four Kansas University students who live along Ninth Street near campus have reported their motorized scooters stolen.
Medicare deductible increase proposed
GOP measure includes prescription plan
June 11, 2003
An influential group of senators proposed Tuesday that Medicare recipients pay a higher deductible for doctor services as part of sweeping legislation offering prescription drug coverage for millions of older Americans.
Canadian court clears way for same-sex marriage
June 11, 2003
Two Canadian men were married Tuesday in the country’s first legal same-sex wedding just hours after an Ontario appeals court ruled that Canada’s ban on homosexual marriage was unconstitutional.
Exile leader says information on Iraq’s weapons accurate
June 11, 2003
Iraqi political leader Ahmed Chalabi on Tuesday denied allegations that he supplied the United States with flawed intelligence on Saddam Hussein’s nuclear, biological and chemical-warfare programs.
Saddam reportedly paying bounties for killings of American soldiers
June 11, 2003
Saddam Hussein has been seen north of Baghdad and is paying a bounty for every American soldier killed, the leader of an Iraqi exile group said Tuesday.
Campaign hunts Saddam loyalists
June 11, 2003
U.S. troops and Iraqi police backed by tanks, artillery and aircraft on Tuesday hunted down paramilitary groups loyal to Saddam Hussein along the Tigris River about 50 miles north of Baghdad in one of the largest U.S. military operations since the fall of Saddam’s regime.
Lee belts two homers as Marlins blast Brewers
June 11, 2003
Andretti replaced
June 11, 2003
John Andretti was fired Tuesday by Petty Enterprises, where he has driven the famed No. 43 car since 1998. Christian Fittipaldi will replace him beginning with this weekend’s race at Michigan Speedway.
Obscure ‘use tax’ a surprise to many
June 11, 2003
Many Kansans are breaking the state’s tax law, and they don’t even know it. A 1937 state law requires any Kansan who buys merchandise from out of state to pay the difference between the two states’ sales taxes.
Kansans not standing in line to purchase Clinton memoir
June 11, 2003
Hillary Clinton’s new book might be making magic in New York, but in Kansas, she is no Harry Potter.
Suspect facing federal child porn charge arrested for molesting grandchildren
June 11, 2003
A 58-year-old man awaiting a federal trial on a child pornography charge was arrested Wednesday on 42 state charges of sexually assaulting children.
Renegades split DH with 17ers
June 11, 2003
Lawrence’s Renegades split a doubleheader with the Manhattan 17ers Tuesday, winning the second game, 5-2, after losing the opener, 7-3.
Board of education denies district’s transfer request
Rural schools fighting to survive amid declining enrollment
June 11, 2003
A school district’s request to acquire more territory, a school and hopefully more students was denied Tuesday by the State Board of Education, leaving the district’s future in doubt.
KU threatens zoning lawsuit
City warned it can’t govern state agency like university
June 11, 2003
Kansas University is threatening to sue the city over a proposed “university” zoning district that would give Lawrence officials more power over campus expansion into surrounding neighborhoods.
Hamas vows to seek revenge after Israeli strike on leader
June 11, 2003
Israel sent helicopters to kill a senior Hamas political leader in the crowded streets of Gaza on Tuesday but failed, leaving two other Palestinians dead and 27 wounded. The missile attack threatened to rekindle a cycle of violence and wreck a new U.S.-backed peace effort.
Kansas AD Timeline
June 11, 2003
By Tiger’s standards, it’s a slump
June 11, 2003
Since Tiger Woods last won a major, he has been in an operating room, in a Scottish blizzard, in a lot of tall grass and occasionally infuriated with his driver.
Tips on picking produce
June 11, 2003
I like to shop at the Farmers Market. What food safety tips should I keep in mind when shopping?