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FoxNews host grills students on proper sex ed instruction methods
O’Reilly says it appears Dailey has ‘a sexual problem of his own’
May 1, 2003
(Updated Friday at 8:03 a.m.) Two Kansas University students went onFoxNews’ nationally televised “The O’Reilly Factor” Thursday night to defend KU professor Dennis Dailey’s human sexuality class.
KU sex ed class students to appear tonight on ‘O’Reilly Factor’
May 1, 2003
(Updated Thursday at 3:38 p.m.) Two students from a controversial human sexuality class at Kansas University will be on the “O’Reilly Factor” program on Fox News tonight.
Authorities checking out gas leak at water plant
May 1, 2003
(Web Posted Thursday at 11:51 a.m.) Employees at a building at Lawrence’s water plant near the Kansas River were evacuated Thursday morning after a natural gas smell was discovered.
Internet advocates want fines imposed on SBC Kansas
May 1, 2003
(Updated Thursday at 10:15 a.m.) State regulators and consumer advocates Thursday called for fines against SBC Kansas because the company has fallen behind on its promise to provide high-speed Internet service across the state.
People
May 1, 2003
¢ Beautiful cover girl ¢ I pity the store … ¢ Soul survivor ¢ Goodall work recognized
Wittig was to earn nearly $10M
Most of ex-CEO’s compensation ‘contested,’ Westar says
May 1, 2003
Debt-ridden Westar Energy Inc. issued a report Wednesday that showed former chief executive David Wittig’s compensation package last year totaled nearly $10 million. The proxy statement to shareholders of the Topeka-based company that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission also revealed that:
Rumsfeld in Iraq amid violent protests
May 1, 2003
U.S. soldiers opened fire on angry Iraqi demonstrators who were pelting them with shoes and stones Wednesday, killing at least two and bringing the toll to 15 dead and 89 wounded in this week’s anti-American protests in this city west of Baghdad. The shootings came as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made a triumphant tour of Baghdad, becoming the first top-level U.S. official to visit the capital since it fell three weeks ago.
Personal grudge
May 1, 2003
Children pay
May 1, 2003
Iraq future
May 1, 2003
Holocaust story important
May 1, 2003
Among the radiating effects of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which opened here along the Mall 10 years ago, is the story of how Harry re-met Hanne. The friendship of Harry Ettlinger, now 77, and Hanne Hirsch, now 78, was interrupted for 64 years by war and genocide. It began when he lived on the second floor and she on the fourth floor of an apartment building in Karlsruhe, Germany, where they attended the same school. The friendship was renewed last spring, thanks to two New Jersey teenagers, Jennifer Bernardes, of an immigrant family from Brazil, and Leonie Barrett, of an immigrant family from Jamaica. Leonie’s sister is currently serving in the Persian Gulf.
Poorly informed
May 1, 2003
Poor planning
May 1, 2003
Daily ticker
May 1, 2003
Greenspan anticipates gradual economic growth
Analysts expect the Federal Reserve to take wait-and-see approach, leave interest rates unchanged next week
May 1, 2003
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan says the limping economy should gradually grow stronger with the end of the Iraq war, but he’s leaving the door open for lower interest rates if that doesn’t happen. Greenspan offered the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday his first detailed thoughts on the economic recovery since February, when the economy was feeling the strain of prewar jitters.
Trial over Visa debit card policies delayed
May 1, 2003
A federal judge postponed opening arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit by thousands of retailers over Visa USA’s debit card policies, saying the two sides were working toward a settlement.
Briefcase
May 1, 2003
¢ CyDex signs drug deal ¢ Goodyear to cut costs ¢ Earnings of interest
Senator changes sex-class strategy
Wagle opts for narrowing attack instead of overriding veto
May 1, 2003
Sen. Susan Wagle said Wednesday she had abandoned an attempt to override Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ veto of a provision aimed at cutting funds to Kansas University because of a human sexuality class. But Wagle said she would try something else.
Baldwin schools face closings debate
May 1, 2003
Stacy Cohen’s recipe for dealing with budget problems in the Baldwin school district tastes like poison to fans of Marion Springs Elementary School. Cohen, who takes a seat on the Baldwin school board in July, said Marion Springs should be closed because it was too expensive to maintain the small school, which has 67 students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Plane Crazy’ unveiled
Wichita joins public sculpture fad
May 1, 2003
Chicago had its cows, and Cincinnati boasted its pigs. In Lawrence, the public art craze is Jayhawks on Parade. On Wednesday, Wichita unveiled its public sculpture project — Plane Crazy.
Ex-POW honored at Statehouse
Kansan urges legislators to keep others touched by war in thoughts
May 1, 2003
Wearing his dress uniform and a big smile, Army Pfc. Patrick Miller told legislators Wednesday he appreciated the prayers said for him during his captivity in Iraq but hoped others touched by the war would not be forgotten.
Hollywood goes where it’s gone before
Record number of sequels, prequels are out this year
May 1, 2003
All good things must end, except in Hollywood, where pretty much anything that finds an audience the first time becomes ripe for a follow-up.
Illinois turns to SIU coach
Weber agrees to five-year contract worth $2.5 million
May 1, 2003
Bruce Weber is back in the Big Ten, moving to Illinois as head basketball coach Wednesday after five successful seasons at Southern Illinois.
For Eustachy, party just about over
May 1, 2003
We learned this week that Sprite isn’t Larry Eustachy’s brew of choice. For if it were, he would remember that image is everything.
Senate passes $500 million in bonds to help Boeing Co.
May 1, 2003
The Senate approved a bill Wednesday to issue $500 million in bonds to help Boeing Wichita secure work on the aircraft-maker’s new jetliner. The 34-6 vote, which sent the measure to the House, came on the Legislature’s first day back at work from a 3 1/2-week break — and less than two months after officials of Boeing Co.’s Wichita plant approached the state seeking support.
Local briefs
May 1, 2003
¢ Tea, auction to benefit care organization ¢ LHS students to attend Asian studies program
Dailey likely not guilty of harassment
May 1, 2003
Most of the 500 students in Kansas University professor Dennis Dailey’s class on human sexuality are not offended by the subject matter or by Dailey’s provocative teaching style.
Commentator chastises professor, KU, governor
May 1, 2003
Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly isn’t through talking about Kansas University and professor Dennis Dailey’s human sexuality class.
Students plan rally in support of Dailey
May 1, 2003
A rally protesting recent attempts to censure Kansas University professor Dennis Dailey for using explicit materials in his class on human sexuality is set for noon Friday in front of Wescoe Hall on the KU campus.
Zelma Bowman
May 1, 2003
Edwin G. Higbie
May 1, 2003
Oney D. Nuhn
May 1, 2003
Oil spill closes Massachusetts shellfish beds
May 1, 2003
The state closed all shellfish beds Wednesday in Buzzards Bay as a 15,000-gallon oil spill spread into the bay’s northern waters. Those waters had been the only area open to shellfishermen since a damaged barge spilled the oil Sunday.
Greenpeace launches parody of U.S.‘deck of cards’
May 1, 2003
In a play on the deck of cards distributed to U.S. troops in Iraq, anti-nuclear campaigners on Wednesday issued their own most-wanted list — with President Bush replacing Saddam Hussein as the ace of spades.
Talks end in deadlock in Nigerian hostage crisis
May 1, 2003
Nigerian navy ships sailed Wednesday toward offshore drilling rigs where 97 foreigners — including 17 Americans — were being held after talks to resolve the 11-day hostage standoff broke off in deadlock.
Day of Prayer creates schism in Indiana
May 1, 2003
For the past decade, the Rev. William Keller has stood on the broad steps of City Hall on the first Thursday in May — with city officials, local judges and a police chaplain at his side — to pray in the name of Jesus Christ.
Johnson to undergo knee surgery today
May 1, 2003
Four-time NL Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson will have arthroscopic knee surgery today and miss three-to-six weeks.
End of line for Malone, Stockton? - Kings 111, Jazz 91
May 1, 2003
The Sacramento Kings are moving on — and the Utah Jazz can start wondering what their dynamic duo will do next.
Pippen returns, Portland pops Dallas
May 1, 2003
Portland is trying to carve a new image: The never-say-die underdogs.
Lynch leads Hornets past 76ers, 93-91
May 1, 2003
Known mostly for his defense, George Lynch kept New Orleans alive with impressive shooting, clutch rebounding and quick hands.
Iowa State AD suspends Eustachy
May 1, 2003
Iowa State basketball coach Larry Eustachy was suspended Wednesday after acknowledging he is an alcoholic, and the athletic director urged the school to fire him.
Lions shut out SM North
May 1, 2003
Lawrence High’s girls soccer team was downright offensive Wednesday night.
These kids chips off the old ‘Hawk
May 1, 2003
Coaches’ children or not, these high school athletes can play.
6Sports video: Collison invited to join USA Basketball
May 1, 2003
The team is competing to qualify for the Olympics. Roy Williams, the former Jayhawk head coach, will be an assistant coach for the team, with Larry Brown as head coach.
6Sports video: Lawrence High runner Chris Fulton is blazing fast
May 1, 2003
Chris hopes to beat the school record in the record books and to win State.
6News video: Planners begin city budget process
May 1, 2003
The tight economy raises concerns about budget cuts or tax increases.
6News video: Sen. Wagle cannot overturn veto
May 1, 2003
The Wichita senator promises to find another way to stop Dennis Dailey’s Human Sexuality course.
Baseball briefs
May 1, 2003
¢ Henderson 1-for-3 in Newark debut ¢ Astros’ Lugo demoted after being arrested ¢ Players’ union approves All-Star-World Series link
Hill out at Fordham
May 1, 2003
Bob Hill, a former Kansas University assistant coach, is out as men’s basketball coach at Fordham after the Rams compiled the worst record in school history (2-26) last season.
Free State throttles SM West at dual
May 1, 2003
Free State High’s tennis team torched Shawnee Mission West, 9-0, Thursday in dual play.
Arrests called major blow to al-Qaida
May 1, 2003
Pakistani police have arrested six men linked to al-Qaida, including a Yemeni man wanted in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks and the bombing of the USS Cole, an Interior Ministry official said Wednesday. The country’s interior minister said the arrests this week prevented “a major terrorist attack.”
The crowd goes wild
May 1, 2003
Friends and neighbors
May 1, 2003
Driven to improve
Rudd, Wood Bros. racing team working hard to move up standings
May 1, 2003
The comparisons are inevitable.
KU alumnus accepts job as fine arts dean
May 1, 2003
A Kansas University alumnus will return to his alma mater to lead the School of Fine Arts, KU officials said Wednesday. Steve Hedden, dean of the College of Fine Arts at Wichita State University, will replace Toni-Marie Montgomery, who will depart KU in June to become dean of the School of Music at Northwestern University.
County delays school funds vote
May 1, 2003
Charles Jones is convinced that a majority of Douglas County residents will support paying more property taxes to help finance public schools.
Unsavory U.S deals fuel cynicism
May 1, 2003
“With us or against us” was the noble rallying cry from President Bush to the rest of the world in the hour of America’s 9-11 grief and anger. But political expediency, the passage of time and the U.S. military’s growing postwar problems in Iraq now cloud the moral clarity that Bush both promised and demanded in the war on terrorism.
KU honors professor’s half-century of service
Engineer known as ‘Bullet Bob’ for fast-paced classes
May 1, 2003
After 50 years of teaching at Kansas University, “Bullet” Bob Umholtz has no plans to retire. “I think I’ll keep going,” the 74-year-old professor said. “I got caught up in the stock market crash, and it took away a third of my retirement savings. Before that, I said I taught because I loved it. Now, I’m not sure but whether it’s a necessity, too.”
Area briefs
May 1, 2003
¢ Royals baseball telecast to pre-empt 6 p.m. news ¢ Lawrence Evangelicals plan prayer vigil ¢ Fire damages property on farm near Basehor ¢ Teenage organ donor featured on brochure
On the record
May 1, 2003
Family ties
May 1, 2003
Anyone who has a well-known older sibling or parent can empathize with Tommy Mangino. Or Stanley Redwine Jr., or Ryne and Robby Price. Mangino’s dad, Mark, is the head football coach at Kansas University. Tommy likes having a famous father, but loves it when his friends don’t make a big deal out of it.
Slice of the seal
May 1, 2003
Slim Bushell, of D&S Masonry of Topeka, guides a quarter section of a stone seal of the state of Kansas on the face of the Dole Institute of Politics. The seal, perhaps the biggest ever, was installed Wednesday at the Dole center on KU’s West Campus. The institute honoring former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole will be dedicated July 20-22.
National Amber Alert enacted
May 1, 2003
News of missing children will speed to the public over radio, TV and electronic highway signs in more states under the Amber Alert legislation, signed Wednesday by President Bush.
Allegations against witness in McVeigh case were never turned over
May 1, 2003
Ten days before Timothy McVeigh was executed, lawyers for FBI lab employees sent an urgent letter to the attention of Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft alleging a key prosecution witness in the Oklahoma City bombing trial might have given false testimony about forensic evidence.
Stayin’ alive in Motown - Pistons 98, Magic 67
Hamilton helps Detroit avoid elimination
May 1, 2003
As Tracy McGrady walked off the court, he responded to Detroit’s taunting fans by flashing three fingers, then two, to signify his team’s lead in the series.
Royals collapse in ninth
K.C.’s multiple blunders let Red Sox rally, win 5-4
May 1, 2003
The Boston Red Sox won a wild game in their last at-bat because the Kansas City Royals threw a victory away. The Red Sox capitalized on three hit batsmen, two errors and one wild pitch to score three runs in the ninth inning and beat the Royals, 5-4, Wednesday night.
Gordon has slow day at Speedway
May 1, 2003
Compared to most of his hurried trips to Kansas Speedway, Jeff Gordon’s visit Wednesday to the “Track That Will Blow You Away” was downright languid. Gordon, a four-time Winston Cup Series champion, spent Tuesday night strolling along the Country Club Plaza. Wednesday, he hopped behind the wheel of a two-seat Cup car and drove 11-year-old Enrique Zendejas to school — observing the posted limits, of course.
Jayhawks open Big 12 tournament
May 1, 2003
At times this season, Kansas University softball coach Tracy Bunge has started as many as six freshmen. That’s no excuse, though, for the Jayhawks’ dismal .218 team batting average — worst in the Big 12 Conference.
Hinrich signs with Octagon
May 1, 2003
Kansas University senior Kirk Hinrich, who is expected to be a lottery pick in the 2003 NBA draft, has signed with an agent.
Horoscopes
May 1, 2003
Teenager optimistic about finding cure
May 1, 2003
Many of us take much for granted — breathing, for example. Not so for Heidi Karn, a 19-year old Kansas University sophomore from McLouth.
Agencies target Internet auction scams
May 1, 2003
Federal and state fraud fighters are cracking down on Internet auction scams that fleeced thousands of consumers out of money and merchandise. The Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday it is joining 33 state and local law enforcement agencies to target auction con artists with 57 actions ranging from prosecutions to warning letters.
Hutchinson to vote on smoking ban
May 1, 2003
This south-central Kansas city has become the latest community in the state to take a look at snuffing out smoking in restaurants.
Topekan gets life for role in kidnapping, murder
May 1, 2003
A defendant’s mother broke down in tears Wednesday outside a Douglas County courtroom after her son received a life sentence for first-degree murder.
Pujols packs punch for Cardinals
St. Louis beats up on Mets for second straight night, 13-4
May 1, 2003
Once again, New York Mets pitchers got battered.
Briefly
May 1, 2003
¢ KU rededicates union ¢ Teller’s manager charged in employee gun incident ¢ Central Junior High field to be named for coach
Briefly
May 1, 2003
¢ Students trapped in rubble after strong earthquake ¢ Worms survive shuttle crash ¢ U.S. Navy leaves Vieques
City pleads with state lawmakers to raise taxes
May 1, 2003
Cities don’t usually do this, but everyone knew Lawrence was different anyway. Wednesday, Mayor David Dunfield put his signature to 166 letters — one for each Kansas legislator and the governor — pleading for them to raise taxes.
Poor role model
May 1, 2003
The news this week about Iowa State’s basketball coach is every athletic director’s nightmare. The headlines triggered this week by Iowa State University basketball coach Larry Eustachy aren’t the kind of publicity any university athletic program wants.
Old West interest spurs business
Family to offer camps, trail rides at Coal Creek
May 1, 2003
Rick Andrews, rural Lawrence, believes he has something lots of Lawrence residents want but can’t afford — a piece of the country. Andrews, along with several family members, in November bought the former Coal Creek Stables, 1676 N. 1000 Road, about eight miles south of Lawrence. The family now is expanding the business to include more than just horse boarding.
PBS exposes grim truth of overturned convictions
May 1, 2003
“Exoneration” is a powerful word. Over the past 10 years, hundreds of prisoners have been freed after DNA evidence cleared them of charges of rape, robbery and even murder. Some have even walked away from death row, but not before spending years and even decades behind bars for crimes they did not commit. The “Frontline” documentary “Burden of Innocence” on (8 p.m., PBS) examines life after release for a number of these celebrated cases. And what it reveals is disturbing.
A’s, fog doom White Sox
Mulder pitches Oakland to sixth straight win
May 1, 2003
Mark Mulder was tough on the Chicago White Sox. So was the fog.
Mideast peace plan presented
May 1, 2003
International mediators presented Israeli and Palestinian leaders Wednesday with a new Middle East “road map,” an ambitious blueprint for ending 31 months of violence and establishing a Palestinian state. The U.S.-backed plan is supported by a unique consensus of world leaders and comes at a time when U.S. clout is at a high point in the wake of Saddam Hussein’s ouster in Iraq.
Derby lineup entered
Favorite Empire Maker in No. 12 position
May 1, 2003
Trainer Bobby Frankel believes he already has the best horse and the best jockey in the Kentucky Derby. Now he thinks Empire Maker may have the post position, too.
City Commission hears funding requests
May 1, 2003
There’s an economy to be developed, rents to be paid, animals to be cared for and sick to be healed. Now Lawrence city commissioners must decide how — or if — they can do all those things.