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Heat index to reach 100 for Lawrence
June 24, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 11:13 a.m.) It’s a good day for ice-cold drinks, ice cream and a cool dip in the pool — the summer heat is here. “We’re going to be very hot and humid, with a heat index of around 100,” said Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist.
Baldwin’s Brown undecided about future
June 24, 2003
A year ago, deciding where to play college volleyball was a no-brainer for Emily Brown. The Baldwin High standout, who will start her senior year this fall, has been a life-long Jayhawk. Brown attended volleyball camps at Kansas University, has seen plenty of games at the Horejsi Center and her mom, Jill Huntsinger Brown, lettered at KU in 1979.
Kansas monkeypox confirmed by CDC
June 24, 2003
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that a northeast Kansas woman contracted the state’s first case of monkeypox, officials said Monday.
U.S. names third ‘enemy combatant’
June 24, 2003
President Bush designated a Qatari man in U.S. custody as an enemy combatant Monday for an alleged role in helping al-Qaida operatives settle in the United States so they could mount new terror attacks.
Crews try bulldozers to stop fire
June 24, 2003
Firefighters Monday moved bulldozers north of Mount Lemmon to try to stop a raging wildfire that destroyed more than 250 homes in a vacation community.
U.S. student found dead in river
June 24, 2003
Rescuers found the body of an American student Monday in a river, days after he and another student lost their way in Puerto Rico’s dense northern forests.
Brain scans reveal some people feel more pain than others
June 24, 2003
Pain that brings tears to one person’s eyes may be barely noticed by someone else, and that can be a problem for doctors deciding on treatment.
Bush’s choice for EPA job has spotty record
June 24, 2003
Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, President Bush’s top candidate to head the Environmental Protection Agency, has cut his state’s environmental budget three times and sharply reduced enforcement of environmental regulations.
Murder trial begins for driver charged in homeless death
June 24, 2003
Jurors saw pictures of the twisted, bruised and bloody body of a homeless man Monday as a former nurse’s aide went on trial on charges she hit him with her car, drove home with his body lodged grotesquely in the windshield and left him to die in her garage.
Dow tumbles 127 points
Investors take profits ahead of Fed’s decision on interest rates
June 24, 2003
Lacking major earnings or economic news to guide them, investors fell back on profit-taking Monday, sending stocks sharply lower and knocking the Dow Jones industrials down more than 120 points.
Briefcase
June 24, 2003
¢ Biotech companies plan $6.4 billion merger ¢ Merck subsidiary accused of deception ¢ Walgreen predicts slowing sales growth
Apple unveils ‘fastest computer’
June 24, 2003
Apple Computer Inc. unveiled its highly anticipated Power Mac G5 computer and previewed the newest version of its OS X operating system, among other products, at its World Wide Developers conference Monday.
Blair under fire in Britain
June 24, 2003
British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who stood fast with the United States in the Iraq war, is suffering a sharp decline in poll numbers and support among some of his own government ministers.
Landmark dilemma
How far should the city go to shore up the struggling Eldridge Hotel?
June 24, 2003
It would be a shame for the Eldridge Hotel to fall into a state of disrepair and disuse. That being said, it’s a tricky proposition for the city to figure out what kind of public support is appropriate and feasible for the private enterprise that owns and operates the hotel.
Demographics overwhelm racial quotas
June 24, 2003
It was serendipitous. On the eve of the Supreme Court’s rulings regarding the University of Michigan’s two systems of racial preferences, for undergraduate and law school applicants, the Census Bureau reported that Hispanics have supplanted blacks as the nation’s largest minority.
Lynch story redefines heroism
June 24, 2003
Maybe it’s best that Jessica Lynch doesn’t remember what happened. The doctors say she doesn’t recall the ambush and capture, the April days that transformed the private first class into a first-class war hero.
Liberal views
June 24, 2003
Road hazards
June 24, 2003
Indian prime minister breaks diplomatic chill as China tour begins
June 24, 2003
Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee extended an olive branch of “peace, friendship, trust and cooperation” Monday as he began a six-day visit here aimed at improving strained relations between the world’s two most populous countries.
Supreme Court backs race-based admissions
Diversity goal ‘sufficiently compelling’; little impact seen for KU
June 24, 2003
In one of the most pivotal civil-rights decisions in a generation, a divided Supreme Court allowed the nation’s colleges and universities to select students based in part on race, ruling Monday that diverse classrooms mold good citizens and strong leaders.
Ruling affects more than schools
June 24, 2003
The Supreme Court’s decision Monday narrowly upholding affirmative action clarified the law on the use of race in university admission decisions — just enough to ensure years of future lawsuits over how the ruling will be implemented, and whether people other than school administrators ought to pay attention to it, observers on both sides of the issue said.
Internet filters supported in Lawrence
June 24, 2003
Leigh Baird sat among the banks of computers Monday at the Lawrence Public Library, filling out financial aid forms online. She didn’t have to worry that her neighbors might be viewing smut on the Web — the library’s Internet service is “filtered” to make pornography difficult to download.
Court rejects Holocaust victims insurance law
Justices say California meddling in foreign policy
June 24, 2003
The Supreme Court struck down a California law Monday that was intended to help Holocaust survivors collect on insurance policies from the Nazi era. The law’s supporters said the ruling could result in further delays in payments.
In the halls
June 24, 2003
What do you like most about your instrument?
Parents, children should follow heat precautions
June 24, 2003
To most children, summer is about fun and sun.
Homeless women report rape in separate incidents
June 24, 2003
Two homeless women told police they were raped Friday — one in the gazebo at South Park and one under the Kansas River bridge.
Rain helps some crops, delays wheat harvest
June 24, 2003
Heavy rain fell on Lawrence Monday morning for the second day in a row, causing area farmers to have mixed emotions about the outlook for crops.
Local briefs
June 24, 2003
¢ Coast-to-coast runners take break to see KU ¢ KU Web site features Jayhawks on Parade
Monday’s Supreme Court developments
June 24, 2003
Here are the highlights of developments Monday at the Supreme Court.
Thomas L. Burns
June 24, 2003
Services for Thomas L. Burns, 83, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Diane Tomlin
June 24, 2003
Services for Diane Tomlin, 55, Leavenworth will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Danforth Chapel on the Kansas University campus.
Betty Lee Salsbury
June 24, 2003
Inurnment services for Betty Lee Salsbury, 64, Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wellsville Cemetery.
Mary Lillian Graves
June 24, 2003
Graveside services for Mary Lillian Graves, 64, Burlingame, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Robert D. ‘Rocky’ Hoffman
June 24, 2003
Services for Robert D. “Rocky” Hoffman, 51, Hollister, Mo., will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth. Burial will follow in Mt. Muncie Cemetery, Leavenworth.
Isabelle Oliver Montour
June 24, 2003
Services for Isabelle Oliver Montour, Williamstown, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Parker-Price Mortuary, Topeka. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, north of Perry.
Douglas Polzin
June 24, 2003
Memorial services for Douglas Polzin, 48, Phoenix, will be Wednesday in Glendale, Ariz. Another service in Emporia, Kan., will be later.
Jay P. Stover
June 24, 2003
Services for Jay P. Stover, 80, Lake St. Louis, will be at 5 p.m. Friday at Chapel of the Lake in Lake St. Louis.
James E. Millholland
June 24, 2003
Services for James E. Millholland, 82, Indianapolis, were Friday in Indianapolis.
Lawrence Datebook
June 24, 2003
Lawrence briefs
June 24, 2003
¢ Fire destroys house in Leavenworth County ¢ Crime Stoppers seeks tips on suspected arson ¢ KU Med dean named to national board ¢ KBI, FBI hook up on fingerprint advances ¢ Public tour available of affordable housing
Friends remember Doby fondly
Hall of Famers gather to memorialize ground-breaker
June 24, 2003
Friends, family and fellow Hall of Famers gathered Monday to remember Larry Doby, 56 years after he became the American League’s first black player.
Giants outlast L.A.
Bonds’ steal sparks Frisco in 11th
June 24, 2003
Barry Bonds stole the 500th base of his career and scored on Benito Santiago’s single in the 11th inning as the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-2, Monday night.
Area softball players honored by coaches
June 24, 2003
Ottawa High junior Amanda Guenther and Baldwin senior Katie Martin both were named to the all-class All-State softball first team by the Kansas State Softball Coaches Assn.
Royals remain in hunt
June 24, 2003
Believing in the Royals isn’t a matter of faith anymore. It’s more about the math.
6News video: Supreme Court rules in favor of affirmative action
June 24, 2003
The University of Michigan Law School’s system of admissions was upheld.
6News video: New zoning codes announced
June 24, 2003
The city unveiled new codes that planners said would allow flexabilty in development.
6News video: Two rapes reported
June 24, 2003
Within a 24-hour period, two homeless women in Lawrence reported being assaulted.
6Sports video: Raiders rained out
June 24, 2003
Intervening weather prevented a Raiders-Cubs matchup in the Al Ice Memorial Wood Bat Classic.
6Sports video: Martinez shines in all-star football game
June 24, 2003
Mike Martinez, a 5-foot-6, 185-pound running back-defensive back from Bartlesville, Okla, won the overall MVP statuette Saturday at the Native American All-Star high school football game.
6Sports video: Giddens’ foot not a problem
June 24, 2003
The freshman’s stress fracture is not considered serious.
6Sports video: Self wishes Collison, Hinrich well in draft
June 24, 2003
The ‘Hawks coach says the two deserve everything coming their way.
6News video: County commissioners take a look at the budget
June 24, 2003
A tight budget is on the plate for next year.
On the record
June 24, 2003
6News video: Wal-Mart battle continues
June 24, 2003
The city’s lawyers have moved to quash subpoenas issued to commissoners regarding the case.
Woodling: Hinrich, like Harry, has bright future
June 24, 2003
Those of you who would cubbyhole yourselves as both Harry Potter and Kansas University men’s basketball fans must be wondering if the weekend release of the new Potter book was foreshadowing.
Soldier haunted by burned children
Army doctors cite U.S. policy in refusal to treat young Iraqis
June 24, 2003
On a scorching afternoon, while on duty at an Army airfield, Sgt. David J. Borell was approached by an Iraqi who pleaded for help for his three children, burned when they set fire to a bag containing explosive powder left over from war in Iraq.
Agencies ask county for bigger slices of pie
Commissioners listen to requests for financing in budget hearings
June 24, 2003
Already faced with calls for a 10 percent jump in county property taxes, Douglas County commissioners are turning a compassionate-yet-skeptical ear toward departments and agencies hungry for money next year.
Millions of loose bees slow cleanup
Semitrailer overturns in Kansas City suburb, releasing 520 hives’ inhabitants
June 24, 2003
Rain on Monday stalled efforts to corral millions of bees spilled when a tractor-trailer skidded off a highway interchange in this Kansas City suburb.
Boeing CEO doesn’t expect upturn until 2005
June 24, 2003
Plane orders announced at last week’s Paris Air Show don’t make Boeing Co.’s Chief Executive Philip Condit more optimistic about the state of the aviation market.
Horoscopes
June 24, 2003
For Tuesday, June 24, 2003.
Briefly
June 24, 2003
¢ Levee break floods homes in subdivision ¢ Prisoner uses fake gun in courtroom escape ¢ Law professor sentenced on child-porn counts ¢ Government upgrading standards for tires
U.S. must pursue Iraq weapons
June 24, 2003
As a result of the U.S. failure to turn up weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, many Americans are asking: Why did we go to war?
Floods devastate wheat crops in Republic County
June 24, 2003
Just a day ago, the winter wheat looked really good on the Hurley farm, just half a mile up the road from the small north-central Kansas town of Republic.
Briefly
June 24, 2003
Baby survives after father tosses her from seventh floor Hong Kong off SARS list Global business leaders make little progress on Mideast Flames from engine prompt evacuation of jet
People
June 24, 2003
¢ ‘Wedding Singer’ gets married ¢ ‘Punk’d’ to pick on more celebs ¢ Lil’ Kim’s bling-bling goes bye-bye
As talk show host, Ventura seems stuck in MSNBC wings
June 24, 2003
Months after announcing that he would soon get his own nightly cable show on MSNBC, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has yet to hit the airwaves on a regular basis.
These close encounters are of the serious kind
June 24, 2003
Not everybody who believes in UFOs is a kook. That’s the message of the film “Out of the Blue” (8 p.m., Sci Fi), narrated by Peter Coyote. While avoiding the usual Roswell clips and cliches, “Blue” presents interviews and sound bites from scientists, astronauts, military officers and even two ex-Presidents who think there may be something out there.
Democrat Dean makes presidential bid official
June 24, 2003
Democrat Howard Dean, a favorite of anti-war liberals, formally announced his presidential campaign Monday and immediately sought to expand his appeal by recasting himself as a populist fighting Washington insiders and corporate America.
Daily ticker
June 24, 2003
Institutions banking on Lawrence
Credit union, banks confirm expansions
June 24, 2003
Lawrence’s banking boom is back in full swing. A leading lender in the Kansas City metro area, a Lawrence credit union and a Topeka-based bank have their sights set on Lawrence, officials for each of the three companies said Monday.
Commodities
June 24, 2003
City unveils proposed zoning codes
June 24, 2003
The city on Monday made public proposed new zoning codes that will govern how Lawrence grows for decades to come.
Wakefield puts hurt on Detroit
Ailing Red Sox pitcher throws six scoreless innings in 3-1 victory over Tigers
June 24, 2003
Tim Wakefield’s back hurt him more than the Detroit Tigers did.
Defending champ Hewitt stunned at Wimbledon
June 24, 2003
Collison biding time
June 24, 2003
Nick Collison, who will become an instant millionaire Thursday night if, as expected, he is taken in the first round of the NBA draft, already has spent a portion of his first paycheck.
6News video: Libraries’ federal funding tied to Internet filters
June 24, 2003
The Lawrence Public Library already has anti-pornography blocks in place.
6News video: City in Crisis series to examine budget problems
June 24, 2003
6News kicks off an in-depth look at the problems facing Lawrence due to tight economic times.
Indie rocker Phair goes pop
June 24, 2003
The first time Liz Phair pooled her allowance money to buy a record, years before she became an indie rock queen, she bought “Saturday Night” by the bubble-gum band Bay City Rollers.
EPA report ignores climate change
June 24, 2003
The Environmental Protection Agency released a mixed “Report on the Environment” Monday that outlined progress in areas from air quality to drinking water but said plenty of problems remained.
6Sports video: Collison expected to be high draft pick
June 24, 2003
NBA teams with picks ranging from the top five to the mid-teens looked at the former Jayhawk.
Briefly
June 24, 2003
¢ Putin to meet queen, Blair during British visit ¢ High court rejects journalist’s appeal ¢ Bounty hunters, crew stay to face charges ¢ Proposed spanking ban gains momentum ¢ Murder charges expected in bombing
District builds neighborhood schools
June 24, 2003
The Independence School District is starting to base most of its community services in elementary schools, a move called “cutting-edge” by the man sometimes referred to as the “father of Head Start.”
Senator accepts license restrictions resulting from DUI
June 24, 2003
Senate Majority Leader Lana Oleen did not appeal the standard sanctions placed on her driving privileges after her arrest for drunken driving, records show.
Explosives-laden ship raises terror fears
June 24, 2003
A rusting cargo ship was placed under heavy guard Monday as officials struggled to unravel its last voyage: Were hundreds of tons of explosives below decks linked to terrorism or simply a business deal gone bad?
U.S. to form Iraqi army
June 24, 2003
U.S. authorities announced the creation of a defense force they christened the New Iraqi Army and promised monthly stipends to former career soldiers Monday in an attempt to resolve a volatile confrontation plaguing occupation forces.
Sound of music camp
Youth musicians experience KU’s summer program
June 24, 2003
Nick Weiser is a happy camper — happy with the Midwestern Music Camp at Kansas University, that is. Weiser, a 16-year-old from Dighton, a town of about 1,300 people in western Kansas, has come back to participate in the camp for the sixth summer in a row.
City seeks subpoena dismissal
June 24, 2003
Subpoenas of Lawrence city commissioners in the Wal-Mart legal battle should be quashed, the city’s attorney said in a motion filed last week.
6Sports video: Collison visits camp
June 24, 2003
The former Jayhawk stopped by to see the kids at Bill Self’s summer camp.
Series to examine city budget cuts
June 24, 2003
$4.4 million. It’s a sum representing about 4 percent of the city of Lawrence’s overall budget and close to 10 percent of the general fund, the account from which myriad city departments get cash for day-to-day operations.
Bucks interested in both Hinrich, Collison
June 24, 2003
As NBA teams continue early posturing for Thursday’s draft, one theme is emerging where the Milwaukee Bucks are concerned: A former Kansas Jayhawk may be in their future.
Rains slow state wheat harvest, crop’s maturity
June 24, 2003
Cloudy skies and scattered rains have slowed the Kansas wheat harvest by about a week, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday.
Rainfall swamps northern Kansas towns
June 24, 2003
Leanna White hadn’t been asleep long when she was awakened at 5:30 Monday morning by the sound of knocking at her front door.
Glass in third place at Northwest Classic
June 24, 2003
Lawrence’s Bob Glass is in third place after Monday’s first round of the PGA Senior Northwest Classic at Valley Lanes.
Owls land first title
Rice defeats Stanford, 14-2, for championship
June 24, 2003
Rice’s first national title in any sport was the most impressive in College World Series history. Rice scored three runs in the first inning, then added a record-tying seven in the sixth as the Owls beat Stanford, 14-2, Monday night in the CWS’ most-lopsided championship game.