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Leavenworth County eligible for federal disaster aid
May 6, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 3:57 a.m.) Leavenworth County is one of seven Kansas counties that have been designated as federal disaster areas, according to the White House.
Kinedyne to expand and bring in 51 new jobs
May 6, 2003
(Web Posted Tuesday at 2:42 p.m.) Kinedyne announced Tuesday it will expand its cargo restraint products manufacturing operation in Lawrence. The expansion will bring more than 51 new jobs and half of a million dollars of new investment to the city.
KU classified vote on changing civil service designation fails on tie
May 6, 2003
(Web Posted Tuesday at 11:36 a.m.) Kansas University’s classified employees have failed to approve looking into an alternative to their civil service designation.
Heavy rains hit Lawrence, area in tornado watch
May 6, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 1:11 p.m.) A line of thunderstorms passed through the area over the noon hour, bringing heavy rains to Lawrence and reports of hail in southern Douglas County and northern Franklin County. The Lawrence area remains in a tornado watch until 7 p.m.
Briefly
May 6, 2003
¢ South Carolina: Wichita State professor named school’s director ¢ Nebraska: Lawsuit demands return of lost pension money
Couple, baby sitter will be tried together in child’s suffocation
May 6, 2003
Christy Edgar will stand trial with her husband and her children’s baby sitter in the abuse death of the couple’s adopted son.
6News video: Residents begin to pick up the pieces
May 6, 2003
6News reports on the reaction of some area residents that were affected by Sundays tornados.
6Sports video: Firebirds get win after 7-3 deficit
May 6, 2003
6Sports reports on the weekends city baseball showdown between the Free State Firebirds and the Lawrence High Lions.
6Sports video: No volleyball skills needed to play in the mud
May 6, 2003
6Sports reports on the weekends Lawrence High Mud Volleyball.
6Sports video: ‘Hawks lose series in 11th
May 6, 2003
6Sports reports on Sundays KU baseball game against the Texas Longhorns.
City basketball standings
May 6, 2003
City volleyball standings
May 6, 2003
City softball results
May 6, 2003
Royals on cusp
K.C. one home victory from tying record
May 6, 2003
Almost to a man, the Kansas City Royals had no idea they were close to baseball history.
Local briefs
May 6, 2003
¢ Dailey receives honor ¢ Crime: Three suspects will face first-degree murder trial ¢ Education: Banner carriers named for KU commencement
Community corrections fights for financial security
County may foot bill for surveillance officer
May 6, 2003
Mary Banks-Thiry spends her nights and weekends walking into the homes of convicted criminals — thieves, drug offenders, rapists — without blinking an eye, just checking in to make sure they’re not violating the terms of their intensive-probation programs.
Embattled Eustachy resigns
May 6, 2003
Iowa State basketball coach Larry Eustachy resigned Monday, one week after the publication of embarrassing photos of him drinking and partying with students.
Collison, Haley honored
Basketball All-American, swimmer recognized for scholarship
May 6, 2003
Everybody knows what Nick Collison can do on a basketball floor. Now they know what he can do in the classroom, too.
Villanueva to visit KU
May 6, 2003
Charlie Villanueva, a 6-foot-9, 215-pound McDonald’s All-American from Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., will make an official recruiting trip to Kansas University Wednesday.
K-State coach resigns
May 6, 2003
Kansas State baseball coach Mike Clark announced his resignation Monday.
Agassi to drop from top spot
Oldest man to hold No. 1 ranking falls in first round
May 6, 2003
Andre Agassi’s hold on No. 1 slipped away about as quickly as his lead against a 60th-ranked opponent at the Italian Open.
Margaret Wagner
May 6, 2003
Personal choice
May 6, 2003
Norma Lenora Sherve
May 6, 2003
Caroline Baker Weaver
May 6, 2003
Teachers to raise funds at McDonald’s locations
May 6, 2003
Staff at three Lawrence junior high schools will participate today in the McTeacher’s Night program.
Kansas baseball busy
Jayhawks making up two games this week
May 6, 2003
It’ll be a busy midweek for the Kansas University baseball team. Thanks to a rainout two weeks ago, the Jayhawks will play two non-conference games this week. First up is Washburn University at 5 p.m. today at Hoglund Ballpark.
Lutheran shuts out Seabury
May 6, 2003
For the second consecutive home game, the Seabury Academy girls soccer team had chances to score, but suffered a 1-0 setback.
Free State falls flat
Leavenworth trips sluggish squad, 4-2
May 6, 2003
If Free State’s second goal would have counted Monday, things might have been different.
Weather challenges airport’s grand opening
May 6, 2003
The airport in this south-central Kansas town has officially reopened after a bumpy journey.
FSHS grad Chadwick sets Div. III track mark
May 6, 2003
Saturday was a long but satisfying day for Williams College sophomore Joyia Chadwick.
Court’s Blue Cross decision on the way
May 6, 2003
The Kansas Supreme Court is expected to decide soon whether to allow the sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas to an Indiana company whose top executives stand to make $73.2 million in bonuses over three years.
LHS softball splits
May 6, 2003
Lawrence High’s softball team split a doubleheader with Olathe North Monday, losing the first game, 1-0 in eight innings, but winning the second, 3-0.
Glass atop leaderboard at PBA Senior event
May 6, 2003
Lawrence’s Bob Glass is in first place after Monday’s first two rounds of the Professional Bowlers Assn. (PBA) Senior Chillicothe Open at Shawnee Lanes.
FSHS tennis third at Topeka High
May 6, 2003
The Free State High boys tennis squad finished third out of eight schools at the Topeka Invitational Monday.
Giving back
May 6, 2003
Is the community more likely to support a business that gives something back?
Parade of parades
May 6, 2003
City officials should consider adding restrictions on parades in downtown Lawrence.
Diversions
May 6, 2003
¢ Memories: J-W seeks tributes for schools that will close ¢ Entertainment: Coming soon ¢ Internet: And to think it’s online ¢ Mother’s Day: Breakfast in bed
Democrats begin winnowing process
May 6, 2003
Some sort of technical glitch slightly delayed the local cable station picking up the start of Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina, so the first thing Washington saw was civil rights activist Al Sharpton saying that the United Nations could have disarmed Saddam Hussein peacefully if George Bush had not been so impatient to go to war.
Devastation runs deep
Tornado’s rampage shakes Leavenworth County
May 6, 2003
Kathleen McKinley, Quentin Holmes and Kimberly Newton barely escaped. All three live in the path of a tornado that danced, jumped and spun through the county Sunday afternoon, and all three said they had only a few moments’ notice before it hit.
Course content
May 6, 2003
Health issue
May 6, 2003
Language police attack learning
May 6, 2003
Last summer, an enterprising Brooklyn mother of a New York City high school student did a little literary detective work and discovered that the state English exams contained numerous passages from famous authors that had been stripped of virtually any reference to race, religion, ethnicity, sex, nudity, alcohol, even the mildest profanity, and just about anything that would offend anyone anywhere on the planet.
In second year, Tribeca tries to establish identity
May 6, 2003
A combination of pain, passion and hometown pride inspired Robert De Niro and his business partner, Jane Rosenthal, to organize the first Tribeca Film Festival after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
PBS puts twist on reality concept
May 6, 2003
“Warrior Challenge” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings), takes men culled from the ranks of servicemen and fire and police officers, and transports them back to the distant past to learn how Romans, Vikings, knights and gladiators lived, ate, slept and fought.
U.S. to release Guantanamo Bay prisoners
May 6, 2003
The Pentagon is preparing to release a dozen or more prisoners from the high-security compound for terrorist suspects in Cuba, possibly including some teenagers.
Justices to revisit ruling on roadblocks
May 6, 2003
The Supreme Court said Monday it would give police clearer rules for using random roadblocks to track down criminals without violating the privacy rights of other motorists.
Red Cross says best way to help is with cash donations
May 6, 2003
The best way to help the victims of tornadoes that swept through Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties is with cash, according to a Douglas County American Red Cross official.
Justice Department investigating Boeing
May 6, 2003
Boeing Co. said on Monday the U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether the company used its largest competitor’s documents in bidding to build rockets to launch key spy satellites into space.
Scientists to study storms that spin off tornadoes
May 6, 2003
Government and university scientists announced Monday a major study of why big, violent storms occur and how they can be predicted.
Kansas and Missouri victims of Sunday’s tornadoes
May 6, 2003
A list of the 25 known victims in Sunday’s tornadoes that swept across Missouri and Kansas. The Missouri deaths were compiled by the State Emergency Management Agency.
Take a look at the Journal World’s revised stock listings
May 6, 2003
Beginning today, the Journal-World is publishing a revised listing of stocks and mutual funds in an effort to make wiser use of our resources, while also continuing to serve you.
Business Briefcase
May 6, 2003
¢ Fleming to sell grocery stores ¢ Merger: Diller to buy Lending Tree ¢ Report: Airline service posts second best numbers
Climber has arm surgery; amputated limb recovered
May 6, 2003
Doctors operated Monday on the amputated arm of a Colorado mountain climber, closing the wound in preparation for a prosthetic arm.
Spacemen luckier than some off-target landings
May 6, 2003
It could have been a lot worse for the two American astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut whose landing was nearly 300 miles off course.
Spurs stop Lakers
San Antonio holds on, 87-82
May 6, 2003
It looked like last season all over again. Just like in the 2002 playoffs, the San Antonio Spurs let a double-digit lead over the Los Angeles Lakers dissolve to one point in the fourth quarter.
Sixers must contend with Pistons’ Wallace
May 6, 2003
Ben Wallace loves the clock tower “DONG” that reverberates throughout the arena, announcing another show-stopping block.
American League Roundup: Tigers log second win in a row
May 6, 2003
It doesn’t happen often, so the Detroit Tigers can be forgiven for being uncertain how to celebrate their first winning streak since August.
Baseball Briefs
May 6, 2003
¢ Jeter plans to start rehab assignment ¢ Rangers sign Wright, send Perry to rehab
Bourdais claims first CART win
May 6, 2003
French rookie Sebastien Bourdais felt right at home on this track. He captured the London Champ Car Trophy Monday for his first CART victory, stopping Paul Tracy’s season-opening winning streak at three.
Vidricksen not too old to lead
May 6, 2003
If Bob Vidricksen can protect his two-stroke lead today at Alvamar, he’ll do more than win the Kansas Golf Assn.’s Mid-Amateur Championship.
Spam inspires violent ideas
May 6, 2003
I am sick and tired of the Africans. Sicker and more tired than I am of people trying to sell me home loans, ink cartridges and easy money-making opportunities.
Dailey receives honor
May 6, 2003
While some Kansas lawmakers decry Dennis Dailey’s class on human sexuality, some of his students at Kansas University are honoring him for his teaching.
Area farmers preparing for annual market
Downtown tradition set to open Saturday
May 6, 2003
One new face, two memorial benches and hundreds of produce-friendly food coupons are among the new aspects of this year’s Lawrence Farmers Market.
Report: Salary increases no match for housing costs
May 6, 2003
Wage increases aren’t keeping up with rising housing costs, whether for low-income workers like janitors or middle-income teachers and police officers, according to a study Monday by an affordable housing coalition.
Attractions maintain safety plans for tourists
May 6, 2003
As a tornado passed about a quarter-mile away, hundreds of customers at the massive Cabela’s outdoor store in the city’s western suburbs huddled in a safe area.
Senate rejects proposals to expand gambling
May 6, 2003
The prospect of expanded gambling in Kansas was dealt a setback Monday in the Kansas Senate.
Young poet’s work earns spot in contest
May 6, 2003
A poem Nick Thomas wrote when he was 9 years old began a journey that will take him to the East Coast this summer and possibly to Poland.
High salaries cap coaches’ conduct
May 6, 2003
Sean Devereaux is an English major at Missouri who had a distinguished visitor on the night of Jan. 22.
Self understands scrutiny of coaches
May 6, 2003
The Police’s 1983 hit song, “Every Breath You Take,” wasn’t written with major-college football and basketball coaches in mind. But it sure could have been.
Woodling: Rules changes much ado about nothing
May 6, 2003
I wouldn’t bet a Final Four ring on it, even if I had one, but it sure looks like Bill Self’s first season as Kansas University’s men’s basketball coach will coincide with a major rule change.
On the record
May 6, 2003
Students engineer winning biplane
May 6, 2003
Thanks to a group of Kansas University students, a remote-controlled airplane trophy won’t be flying out of the United States this year. A team of 10 KU students took first place in the Society of Automotive Engineers Aero Design East competition over the weekend in Dayton, Ohio.
Betty Jean Woodman
May 6, 2003
Students taste legislative life
Broken Arrow third- and fourth-graders visit Capitol
May 6, 2003
Fourth-grader Mia Phillips decided Monday after venturing more than 200 feet high inside the Capitol’s dome that she had no interest in being a legislator.
Process sought to review state inmates’ deaths
May 6, 2003
A human rights advocate is asking legislators to consider creating an independent board to review the deaths of inmates in state or local custody.
Senate unseals McCarthy transcripts
Records show senator bullied witnesses for anti-communism hearings
May 6, 2003
Sen. Joseph McCarthy used closed-door sessions to winnow out witnesses who might challenge him in the sensational anti-communism hearings of a half-century ago, transcripts unsealed Monday show.
Study: Recurrent concussions may be linked to depression
May 6, 2003
Retired football players who suffered three or four concussions have twice the risk of later developing clinical depression — a risk that rises with even more injuries, new research says.
Briefly
May 6, 2003
¢ Washington, D.C.: GOP vote on judge fails ¢ New York City: Hotel near WTC site reopens ¢ Washington, D.C.: Gambling days are over for former Cabinet secretary
Gooden good one for Magic
Orlando finds power forward it has been missing
May 6, 2003
The Magic did not find any consolation in reaching a Game 7 of a playoff series. They did, however, find a star big man during the painful process.
Nets survive Celtics in opener
Former Kansas standout Pierce pours in 34 points, but misses key three-pointer late in Boston’s 97-93 loss
May 6, 2003
The Boston Celtics had the last chance. The New Jersey Nets claimed the first win.
Mavericks have motivation against Kings
May 6, 2003
The Dallas Mavericks have practiced all season under a banner pointing out the defensive breakdowns that knocked them out of last year’s playoffs.
Ex-wife testifies at hearing for OKC bombing conspirator
Nichols’ former spouse discusses finding hidden cash
May 6, 2003
The former wife of Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols testified Monday that she was surprised to discover several months before the bombing that he had amassed thousands of dollars in cash and supplies.
Iraq on brink of new government
May 6, 2003
A “nucleus of leadership” in Iraq may be in place within days to guide the country through the decisive selection of an interim government, the U.S. civil administrator said Monday.
G-8 ministers say threat from al-Qaida ‘remains serious’
May 6, 2003
The al-Qaida terror network remains a serious threat, with sleeper cells and agents “ready to act” and bases apparently relocated outside of Afghanistan, the world’s top justice and interior ministers said Monday.
Pakistan proposes nuclear disarmament
May 6, 2003
Pakistan upped the stakes in peace overtures with India on Monday, saying it would scrap its nuclear arsenal if its South Asian rival does the same.
Bush message to Congress: ‘Little bitty’ tax cut won’t do
May 6, 2003
President Bush took his campaign for a $550 billion tax cut package Monday to Arkansas, seeking to drum up support for the plan and put pressure on balking lawmakers.
Court: Telemarketers not allowed to lie
May 6, 2003
Telemarketers can be prosecuted for fraud if they deliberately mislead donors into wrongly believing most of their contribution will go to charity, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.
In the halls
May 6, 2003
Area briefs
May 6, 2003
¢ Amnesty official talks on ‘River City’ ¢ High school sweeps speech contest ¢ Events honor police killed while on duty
Briefly
May 6, 2003
¢ California: Scott Peterson’s lawyer decries ‘voodoo’ tactics ¢ Washington, D.C.: Sept. 11 commission names research staff ¢ Rhode Island: Death toll from fire at nightclub hits 100 ¢ Washington, D.C.: States to receive smallpox funding
Third-culture kid’ gains new perspective at KU
May 6, 2003
The simple question “Where are you from?” isn’t so simple for Marcie Harder. Born in Michigan, she spent her early childhood in Colorado but reached adulthood in Moscow, where she first learned Russian.
KU earns NCAA berth
May 6, 2003
Kansas University’s men’s golf team was selected to compete in the NCAA Central Regional, which runs May 15-17 at Colbert Hills Golf Club in Manhattan.
Commodities
May 6, 2003
Chamber names Hays leader as CEO
Consensus-building skills key to selection of Squier
May 6, 2003
The man in charge of bringing new jobs and development to the Hays area has been tapped as the new president and chief executive of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
Daily Ticker
May 6, 2003
Free State wins swimming dual
May 6, 2003
With two phenomenal Ashleys on its side, the Free State High swimming team could afford to be sluggish in its dual Monday with Blue Valley.
People
May 6, 2003
¢ More than just a ‘Friend’ ¢ Life after NBC ¢ Norris’ series plans not sunk ¢ Pilot charts new territory
Briefly
May 6, 2003
¢ California: School bans students from SARS areas ¢ Oregon: Innocent plea entered on terror charges ¢ Kentucky: Dorm fire breaks out night before finals ¢ New York City: Body of missing teen from sunken boat found
School raises funds for American Red Cross
May 6, 2003
Students and staff at Perry Middle School are raising money for the American Red Cross one penny at a time.
Fed likely to leave interest rates unchanged
Analysts expect Greenspan to signal willingness to cut if necessary
May 6, 2003
Though the economy is still struggling, the Federal Reserve is expected to pass up a chance to prod growth by lowering interest rates at its meeting today.
Hard-hit areas begin to clean up
Regional damage could total $20 million
May 6, 2003
Searchers using dogs and heavy equipment went from one crumbled home to another Monday after tornado-packed storms flattened communities in three states and killed at least 38 people.
Use your head
Lawrence Helmet Fair Saturday to stress safety
May 6, 2003
Rob Kort, battalion chief for Lawrence Douglas County Fire & Medical, remembers one time when his safety program worked too well.
Firebirds falter in twinbill
May 6, 2003
Free State High softball coach Pam Pine wanted these two. That’s why Shawnee Mission North’s doubleheader sweep Monday at FSHS Field was tough to swallow.
Opening delayed for ‘open’ shelter
May 6, 2003
Officials of an “open” homeless shelter originally scheduled to open in March now have their sights set on a June startup. “We would like to believe it’s June 1,” said Saunny Scott, a board member of Lawrence Open Shelter Inc. “But we’re just saying June because it might be June 30.”
Suspect on most-wanted list caught
Kansas law enforcement captures escapee from state hospital
May 6, 2003
A man on the Kansas Most Wanted list was captured Monday after a 12-hour manhunt. Geary County deputies captured Mark A. Lair around 10:15 a.m. when they responded to a call reporting a suspicious person in the area. Lair had eluded deputies and exchanged gunfire late Sunday night after a traffic stop.
National League Roundup: Reds stop Cardinals’ streak
Boone’s home run in ninth lifts Cincinnati, 5-4
May 6, 2003
For whatever reason, the Cincinnati Reds are at their best at the end of close games. That’s when Aaron Boone shines.
Barnes trying to keep players at ISU
May 6, 2003
Tim Barnes figures it’s time to prove his worth as a leader. Barnes, Iowa State’s basketball point guard, said it was up to him to rally his teammates and urge them to stay following coach Larry Eustachy’s resignation.
NASA chief recalled Columbia tragedy when Soyuz capsule lost
May 6, 2003
It was a sickening feeling the NASA chief hoped never to experience again, certainly not three months later.