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Archive for Wednesday, June 18, 2003

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Polls
Should the Lawrence School District test children who might have been exposed to lead paint at school and begin a lead paint abatement program?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes. Common sense dictates the district go beyond government rules.
 
41%
No. The school district is in compliance with state and federal regulations regarding lead paint and the cost of a complete lead abatement program would be astronomical.
 
32%
The issue needs further study by the school district on what should be done and what the cost would be..
 
21%
Undecided.
 
4%
Total 355

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Douglas County wheat harvest under way
June 18, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 10:52 a.m.) Wheat harvest has begun in Douglas County, and early reports are that the crop may be well-above average.
Local briefs
June 18, 2003
¢ Lethal carbon monoxide found in fire victims ¢ Cell phone tower gets board’s OK to grow
Tolerance is community job
June 18, 2003
The recent incident in Lawrence in which a young man with disabilities was beaten by a group of teens as he walked home alone has wounded many people in our community. For the young man, Josh Graves, it is a cruel lesson that having a disability can provoke a physical assault. It was also a physically and emotionally painful way to begin his summer vacation.
Israel must resist reprisals
June 18, 2003
Once again, the blood is flowing hot and sticky in the Middle East. One act of violence is responded to by another. It is a terrible, terrible time. Tragic.
Op-ed throws down gauntlet on taxes
June 18, 2003
Without intending to, Grover Norquist has done the Democrats a huge favor. The president of Americans for Tax Reform and influential presiding officer at a famous weekly strategy session of conservative organizations honored The Washington Post last week with an op-ed article modestly headlined “Step-by-Step Tax Reform.”
Pledge optional
June 18, 2003
Tax gaps
June 18, 2003
Fan of the T
June 18, 2003
Model father
June 18, 2003
Old Glory shines on west campus
Giant stained-glass U.S. flag installed at KU’s Dole Institute
June 18, 2003
It’s a 960-piece, 1-ton tribute to America. A 36-foot-high stained-glass American flag — believed to be the largest in the world — was installed Tuesday at the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University.
Court upholds secret jailings
National security cited in ruling involving 9-11 detainees
June 18, 2003
A divided federal appellate court ruled Tuesday that the Bush administration was justified in refusing to identify hundreds of foreigners charged with immigration violations after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Attorney: Senator ‘hit lottery’ after DUI
Lawmaker denies motor vehicles division gave special treatment
June 18, 2003
Questions are being raised about the handling of a drunken-driving charge filed against a state senator. Under state law, most people convicted of the charge lodged against Sen. Ed Pugh would have their driver’s licenses suspended for 30 days and restricted an additional 330 days.
Survey: Lawrence employers’ hiring outlook bleak
June 18, 2003
Lawrence employers are less optimistic about their hiring plans than they were a year ago, according to a survey released Tuesday.
Wichita plant among candidates for Boeing work
June 18, 2003
The Boeing plant in Wichita was the company’s only site specifically identified Monday as a candidate for airframe work on the new 7E7 aircrafts, but officials at the plant cautioned that final 7E7 production decisions won’t come until later this year.
Westar seeks to fill vacancies on board of directors
June 18, 2003
Westar officials have hired an Overland Park-based consulting firm to find two new members to serve on the company’s board of directors.
Commodities
June 18, 2003
Mexican food recipies
June 18, 2003
These recipes were provided by Loretta Chavez, one of the original Fiesta Mexicana organizers.
Smith Services
June 18, 2003
Services for Dennis Joseph Smith, 48, Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Mary L. Graves
June 18, 2003
Cleo May Metzger Moore Shuck
June 18, 2003
Services for Cleo May Metzger Moore Shuck, 75, rural Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Willow Springs Old German Baptist Meeting House. Burial will be Saturday at Old German Baptist Brethren Cemetery, North Manchester, Ind.
Donald Duane Fiehler
June 18, 2003
ervices for Donald Duane Fiehler, 70, Wellsville, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wilson’s Funeral Home, Wellsville. Inurnment will be at Wellsville Cemetery.
McCleery Services
June 18, 2003
Graveside services for Eris “Misty” McCleery, 55, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery.
James A. Pierce
June 18, 2003
Services for James A. Pierce, 59, Lyndon, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lyndon United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Stull Cemetery.
Edythe Lorraine Nightingale
June 18, 2003
Services for Edythe Lorraine Nightingale, 74, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Thousands of new Harry Potter books stolen in England
June 18, 2003
Thousands of copies of the new Harry Potter book were stolen from outside a warehouse just days before the latest installment in the popular series was to go on sale around the world, police said Tuesday.
The WB features tame surfer reality show
June 18, 2003
Alone among the desperate networks, the WB has kept its “reality” quotient to a minimum this season. That’s interesting and surprising, considering the genre’s reported appeal to the WB’s youthful demographic. With the garish (and often deliciously cheesy) exception of “The Surreal Life,” the WB has earned its audience the old-fashioned way, with earnest and angst-ridden dramas, including the thoughtful newcomer “Everwood.”
State lab confirms monkeypox case
June 18, 2003
Health officials confirmed Tuesday that a northeast Kansas woman has the state’s first case of monekypox and the first case west of the Mississippi River.
Fourth suspect in rape arrested
Three adults, juvenile accused of having sex with 13-year-old
June 18, 2003
A judge set unusually low bonds Tuesday for two of the four suspects accused in the rape of a 13-year-old Lawrence girl.
AMA endorses cloning for research
June 18, 2003
The American Medical Assn. endorsed cloning for research purposes Tuesday, putting the nation’s largest organization of doctors officially at odds with the Bush administration.
N. Korea threatens war in event of blockade
June 18, 2003
In an unusually explicit threat, North Korea warned Tuesday it would take “an immediate physical retaliatory step” against the United States if Washington imposed a blockade in the ongoing standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear program.
Roe v. Wade plaintiff seeks case’s reversal
June 18, 2003
The former plaintiff known as “Jane Roe” in the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized abortion sought to have the case overturned in a motion filed Tuesday that asks the courts to consider new evidence that abortion hurts women.
GOP pushes Medicare drug plan past first House hurdle
June 18, 2003
Republicans eased their Medicare prescription drug bill over its first House hurdle Tuesday night, rejecting Democratic claims it would leave seniors worse off and erode the foundation of the 38-year-old health care program.
Governor dismisses idea of selling Kansas Turnpike
June 18, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is not considering selling the Kansas Turnpike to a private group, her spokeswoman says.
Biologist keeps waterways clear of zebra mussels
June 18, 2003
Kansas waterways are clear of zebra mussels, and Lynn Davignon wants them to stay that way.
Lawrence Datebook
June 18, 2003
Sidelines
June 18, 2003
¢ Texas avoids elimination ¢ McGovern headed to Hays ¢ Madrid acquires Beckham
Williamses could clash in final
Venus, Serena placed in opposite brackets at Wimbledon
June 18, 2003
After an all-Belgian French Open final broke the streak, Wimbledon could be another all-in-the family affair.
All-Star athletes begin practice
High school players gather in Lawrence for Saturday’s Native American game
June 18, 2003
Nearly 50 of the nation’s best Native American high school football seniors came to town Tuesday. They’re here for the second annual Native American All-Star football game at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Haskell Stadium.
Glass 14th in Oregon
June 18, 2003
Lawrence’s Bob Glass is in 14th place after the second round of the PBA Senior Epicenter Classic Tuesday at Epicenter Bowling Complex in Klamath Falls, Ore. Glass has a 16-game total of 3,292 heading into today’s final rounds. Mike Pullin of Rochelle, Ill., is in first place at 3,646.
Cubs’ first baseman resumes workouts
June 18, 2003
Hee Seop Choi rejoined the Chicago Cubs and resumed workouts Tuesday, 10 days after a collision at Wrigley Field knocked him unconscious.
6News video: Eudora readies for a busy fireworks season
June 18, 2003
The town is one of the few in the area to allow the purchase of fireworks.
6News video: Glass flag flies at Dole Institute
June 18, 2003
The 960-piece banner is believed to be the largest stained-glass flag in the world.
6News video: KU memorial gets $30,000 boost
June 18, 2003
A Leawood businessman who grew up watching the Korean War in his homeland is making a donation toward a Korean War memorial on campus.
6News video: KDHE officials discuss lead paint in Lawrence schools
June 18, 2003
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has a limited scope to deal with the paint in the schools, and although they have talked with Lawrence schools, officials have not visited the buildings.
6Sports video: Royals set team record in defeating Twins
June 18, 2003
KC racked up a record 12 runs in one inning on its way to defeating Minnesota 14-7.
6Sports video: Renegades win two more
June 18, 2003
Lawrence improves to 8-6 with a sweep of a doubleheader with the Wichita Gators.
6Sports video: Self prepares for summer evaluation periods
June 18, 2003
Kansas is getting ready to make up some lost ground in the recruiting race at the Adidas and Nike camps this July.
6Sports video: Hinrich works through busy summer
June 18, 2003
Cross-country trips, NBA workouts and an appearance at Bill Self’s camp keep the former ‘Hawk hopping.
Debbie Flessner Powell
June 18, 2003
Graveside services for Debbie Flessner Powell, 47, Teague, Texas, will be at 11 a.m. today at Upchurch Cemetery, Norwich.
National prospects reach lowest level in decade
June 18, 2003
Three out of four employers expect to cut jobs or hold off on hiring this summer, contributing to the worst employment market since the early 1990s, a new survey said Tuesday.
Spurs looking to future
Possible free-agent additions include Malone, Kidd
June 18, 2003
The San Antonio Spurs have the NBA championship trophy and a considerable amount of money to spend trying to make themselves even stronger next season.
U.S. Open offers perspective
Olympia Fields course wasn’t pushover; Woods isn’t washed up
June 18, 2003
By the end of the week, Olympia Fields wasn’t the pushover everyone thought it was. By the end of the year, Tiger Woods might not be in the slump everyone thinks he is.
Shock end record sizz with win over Sparks
June 18, 2003
Swin Cash scored 20 points as Detroit beat the Los Angeles Sparks, 87-78 in overtime, Tuesday night, snapping at 18 games the longest winning streak in the seven-year history of the WNBA.
Texas ousts Miami, 5-1
Longhorns advance; Stanford knocks off South Carolina, 13-6
June 18, 2003
Texas’ Sam LeCure responded to one of the toughest situations a freshman pitcher could face.
Renegades sweep twinbill
June 18, 2003
Tuesday’s doubleheader matchup between the Lawrence Renegades and Wichita Gators pitted a 6-6 squad against an 11-1 team.
Sixth-grader wins national contest
June 18, 2003
The rewards will be sweet for Kajsa Mullenix’s good deeds and love of reading.
KU pursues memorial to ‘Forgotten War’
South Korea native donates $30,000 toward proposed plaza to honor veterans of 1950s conflict
June 18, 2003
Yong Kim still vividly remembers the invasion of his hometown by North Korean troops.
Holocaust scholar examines ‘hidden childhoods’
Jews who concealed heritage often faced identity crises later
June 18, 2003
Even decades later, after her family had found a safe home in the United States, the mental scars of Eva Edmands’ “hidden childhood” lingered.
Briefcase
June 18, 2003
¢ Abercrombie & Fitch sued for discrimination ¢ Former Rite Aid leader faces prison sentence ¢ Payless cuts outlook ¢ Lawrence resident to lead state program
People
June 18, 2003
¢ Thurmond first-time grandfather ¢ 9-11 author wins Peace Prize ¢ ‘CSI’ star weds ¢ Ventura to be honored for integrity
Horoscopes
June 18, 2003
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United to expand e-mail services
Passengers would be able to send, receive messages
June 18, 2003
United Airlines, hoping for an edge in the competition for business travelers, plans to be the first airline to offer two-way e-mail capability aboard all its domestic flights.
¡Fiesta Mexicana!
Volunteers use family recipes for celebration
June 18, 2003
People who happen to pass by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church these days are likely to linger there, lured by an aroma hanging in the air.
Children bored? Try these easy-to-make snacks
June 18, 2003
Do you have some quick and nutritious snacks that my children can make this summer?
Dora’ show charms with bilingual touch
June 18, 2003
In a little more than two years, Nickelodeon’s “Dora the Explorer” has vaulted past “Blues Clues” to become the most popular show on cable or commercial broadcast television among preschoolers. And with a national tour under way, it could get bigger still.
K.C. Post 83 trips Raiders
June 18, 2003
Kansas City Post 83 scored two runs in the ninth and one in the 10th, defeating Lawrence’s Raiders, 7-6, Tuesday at Eisenhower Park.
On the record
June 18, 2003
Huge inning carries Royals
June 18, 2003
Once the Kansas City Royals finally started hitting, there was no stopping them. The Royals turned a 3-1 deficit into a 13-3 bulge with a team-record 12-run inning Tuesday night en route to a 14-7 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
NASCAR goes from Winston to wireless
Nextel lined up to replace R.J. Reynolds as title sponsor next season
June 18, 2003
NASCAR is trading cigarettes for cell phones. Wireless communications giant Nextel has reached a deal to replace R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. as the title sponsor of NASCAR’s premier series, the Winston Cup.
Briefly
June 18, 2003
¢ Guilty plea entered in drug-tampering case ¢ Heart attack ruled cause of lake death ¢ Truck-tractor collision leaves one dead
IRL’s Kanaan buoyant at Speedway
June 18, 2003
Maybe there is something in Brazil’s water. Indy Racing League points leader Tony Kanaan, who often has joked that the best drivers came from Brazil because of its water, was drinking American H20 during Tuesday’s media session at the Kansas Speedway.
Steps to save calories
June 18, 2003
Canada to allow homosexual marriage
June 18, 2003
Canada will change its law to allow homosexual marriage, joining Belgium and the Netherlands as the only countries where same-sex couples can legally wed, Prime Minister Jean Chretien announced Tuesday.
Hinrich a Jayhawk jet setter
Ex-KU guard speaks at camp amid NBA team workouts
June 18, 2003
Waiting for the NBA draft is wearing out former Kansas University guard Kirk Hinrich. “I’m just real anxious for it all to be over,” the 6-foot-3 ex-Jayhawk said Tuesday, catching his breath at Bill Self’s KU basketball camp a day before resuming his whirlwind schedule of one-on-one workouts for NBA squads.
Ready to read
Local readers are expected to line up to read about the latest Harry Potter adventure.
June 18, 2003
It’s “Late Night with Harry.” You don’t have to be a Harry Potter fan to get excited about any book for young people that inspires a party to celebrate its midnight release.
KU opposes proposed zoning
June 18, 2003
Kansas University and Lawrence officials say they want a joint city-university study group to discuss a zoning proposal that has become contentious in recent weeks.
Three Mets combine for one-hitter
Seo earns victory as New York faces minimum 27 Marlins in 5-0 win
June 18, 2003
It wasn’t perfect, but it’s as close as the New York Mets have ever come in their 42-year history.
Local briefs
June 18, 2003
¢ City band concert has dance theme ¢ Board’s denial may stop housing developments ¢ Congressman hires Lawrence resident
Wells gives Yankees split
New York divides doubleheader with Devil Rays
June 18, 2003
David Wells showed foundering teammate Jeff Weaver how it’s done.
Briefly
June 18, 2003
¢ Window mark thought to resemble Virgin Mary ¢ Cab driver arrested in serial slayings ¢ Grenade-deaths suspect feared harm to Muslims ¢ Suspect sentenced for ‘66 racial slaying
Briefly
June 18, 2003
¢ Police investigate death at Toughman fight ¢ U.S. soldier killed during weapons hunt ¢ President says he’ll step down for cease-fire ¢ Iranian opposition group raided; 159 detained ¢ House of Commons says cheers to 24-hour pubs
Ratepayers seek Westar audit
Group worried about health of utility operations, aircraft costs
June 18, 2003
A ratepayers group is seeking a new investigation of Westar Energy to insure the company’s bread-and-butter utility business was not damaged by former CEO David Wittig.
Campaign promotes lightning awareness
June 18, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has proclaimed next week as Lightning Awareness Week.
Fans’ double standard a sham
With good guys like Duncan, Robinson playing, NBA Finals supposedly too boring
June 18, 2003
Hypocrites. We’re all a bunch of hypocrites. We say we want our pro athletes to be clean-cut and classy. We say we like our superstars to be humble and hard-working. We say we like our champions to be devoid of small minds and big mouths.
Sosa hopes fans forgive
Cubs’ slugger concludes seven-game suspension
June 18, 2003
Sammy Sosa spent the final day of his suspension asking fans to forgive and forget that he used a corked bat. His manager knows it won’t be that simple.
Daily ticker
June 18, 2003
Pizza company hires homeless to hold ads
Businesses get creative when selling products
June 18, 2003
Instead of going Dumpster-diving for maybe a half-eaten sandwich and some cold fries, Peter Schoeff, a 20-year-old homeless man, was served a slice of hot pizza dripping with cheese.
Alice I. Madsen
June 18, 2003
Services for Alice I. Madsen, 93, Eudora, will be at a later date at United Lutheran Church, Lincoln, Neb.
Lou Ann George
June 18, 2003
Services for Lou Ann George, 60, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Woodling: Popovich’s KU connections still paying off
June 18, 2003
I had to smile the other day when I read a story about Gregg Popovich, the bland, low-profile head coach of the newly crowned NBA champion San Antonio Spurs. The story intimated that Popovich, who avoids the spotlight like an albino, would like nothing more now than to become the Invisible Man.
Briefly
June 18, 2003
¢ Ex-ministers: Government exaggerated Iraqi threat ¢ WHO chief says SARS under control for now ¢ Palestinians kill 7-year-old; peace talks still faltering