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O’Reilly’s attack on KU sex-ed class continues with help of former student
May 7, 2003
(Web Posted Wednesday at 8:47 p.m.) Bill O’Reilly continued his nationally televised attack on Kansas University’s Dennis Dailey on Wednesday night, displaying what he said was “more evidence that a sex professor in Kansas is completely out of control.”
KU sex ed class once again to be topic on ‘O’Reilly Factor’
May 7, 2003
(Web Posted Wednesday at 4:17 p.m.) A Kansas University professor who teaches a sex ed class is expected to be a topic for a third time tonight on the nationally televised FoxNews program “The O’Reilly Factor.”
Storms to roll in overnight
May 7, 2003
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:53 a.m.) Enjoy today’s sunny skies because another round of storms is on the way late tonight. And Thursday afternoon’s forecast is looking a lot like Sunday’s, which spawned killer tornadoes in Kansas and Missouri, says a local weather forecaster.
KU names director of admissions and scholarships
May 7, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 11:19 a.m.) Lisa Pinamonti will become the permanent director of admissions and scholarships at Kansas University, officials announced Wednesday.
Environmentalists concerned about farm plan
May 7, 2003
Environmentalists say they are alarmed by an agriculture industry proposal to give factory-style farms a two-year break from air quality and toxic waste cleanup laws if they take part in a planned $11 million research program.
Site thought to be Powhatan’s village
May 7, 2003
A woman’s habit of picking up pottery shards and arrowheads on her farm has led to the discovery of what archaeologists believe was the village of the powerful Indian chief Powhatan, the father of Pocahontas.
Computer error blamed for rocky Soyuz landing
May 7, 2003
A computer error is suspected of sending three spacemen on a wild ride home that was so steep and forceful their tongues rolled back in their mouths and they could hardly breathe.
NBC scraps summer reruns
May 7, 2003
Anyone planning to catch up on episodes of “Frasier” and “The West Wing” after Memorial Day won’t find them on NBC’s prime-time lineup for part of the summer, as the network intends to load up on unscripted series as an alternative to traditional rerun doldrums.
Recipes from DiGiacomo
May 7, 2003
The following recipes were provided by Christina DiGiacomo, food columnist the University Daily Kansan.
Colombian government strengthens resolve to fight rebel terrorism
May 7, 2003
Colombian rebels began shooting hostages as soon as they heard military helicopters flying overhead, one of the captives said, describing a botched rescue attempt in which a state governor, a former defense minister and eight soldiers were killed.
For Bush, it’s payback time for war foes
May 7, 2003
It’s payback time at the White House, and countries around the world are reaping the benefits or paying the price for their stand on the war with Iraq.
Top-ranked Firebirds falter against Cougars
No. 5 Shawnee Mission Northwest hands Free State second loss of season
May 7, 2003
For once, Free State High wasn’t the aggressor. And that made all the difference. Perennial state power Shawnee Mission Northwest, ranked fifth in Class 6A by the Kansas Baseball Coaches Assn., handed the top-ranked Firebirds a 4-3 defeat Tuesday at FSHS Field.
West Wing’ decline continues
May 7, 2003
There was a time, not that long ago, when “The West Wing” (8 p.m., NBC) was the “can’t miss” drama on network TV.
Democrats face uphill battle in 2004 race
May 7, 2003
It could have been worse. Saturday night’s tossed salad of nine Democratic presidential candidates and their 60-second thoughts on war, peace and other things might have occurred in a state that a Democratic presidential candidate has a prayer of winning.
Self approves of rules changes
New KU coach says he’d like former Williams-aide Miller to remain
May 7, 2003
It’s going to be harder for college basketball players to nail three-pointers next season. That’s OK with Kansas University coach Bill Self, who applauds the NCAA rules committee for recommending moving the three-point stripe from 19 feet, 9 inches to 20 feet, 6 1/4.
City softball standings
May 7, 2003
Illuminated Stars and Stripes too much glory for neighbors
County inspectors want church to turn off lights on American flag at night
May 7, 2003
The Rev. Scott Hanks proudly flies his 600-square-foot Stars and Stripes outside his Heritage Baptist Church campus at the northwestern edge of Lawrence, but county inspectors are threatening to force him to turn off the lights.
Area briefs
May 7, 2003
¢ Tribal topics on tap at roundtable talks ¢ LMH to teach parents about child nutrition
Kanaan behind wheel at Indy
Broken arm not slowing Andretti Green Racing driver
May 7, 2003
Tony Kanaan got behind the wheel Tuesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, just over three weeks after he broke his left arm in a crash in Japan.
Letter levels charges against Dailey concerning teachings on sex with children
May 7, 2003
The following was a letter sent to state Sen. Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, from a former student of Dennie Dailey who claims the Kansas University professor taught that sex with children and family members “was normal.” Lynn Bretz, a university spokesman, said today that she found it curious that the letter was unsigned and that the only KU official who could refute the allegation, LeAnn Davis, is deceased.
Study: Altered cold virus kills brain tumors in mice
May 7, 2003
Scientists have genetically altered a common cold virus so that it can destroy the most lethal type of brain tumor while not harming healthy tissue nearby.
Business Briefcase
May 7, 2003
¢ Retailer says magazines too racy for its shelves ¢ Sales: Carmakers sweeten deals ¢ International: Bush strikes trade pact ¢ Aviation: Wichita approves incentive for Bombardier
Briefly
May 7, 2003
¢ Storm aftermath: Seven Kansas counties declared disaster areas ¢ Reception: LMH community report to highlight progress ¢ Military: Army Reserve units return from Middle East ¢ Calendar: KU announces dates for major fall events
Using mulch, weeding helps conserve much-needed water
May 7, 2003
Vegetable gardeners are preoccupied with precipitation, and for good reason. Not only do plants need moist soil to grow and bear fruit, but garden produce also contains a lot of water.
Jayni, artist stir up Italian pies
May 7, 2003
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Wood-fired Pizza with Artist Louis Copt.” Host Jayni Carey and Copt will prepare the recipes below.
Elton John, Bernie Taupin sink teeth into new project
May 7, 2003
No capes, no crosses and definitely no tap-dancing vampires. Longtime musical collaborators Elton John and Bernie Taupin are planning to bring “The Vampire Lestat” to Broadway, and they promise a production free of gothic excess.
Lawrence firm to add 51 jobs
Kinedyne to open facility in Franklin Business Park
May 7, 2003
The war in Iraq will bring 51 new jobs and a new manufacturing plant to Lawrence later this month.
Kings stampede Mavs, 124-113
Sacramento starts fast, doesn’t look back in Game 1 victory
May 7, 2003
Just six minutes into the Western Conference semifinals, the Sacramento Kings already were in high gear.
Daily Ticker
May 7, 2003
People
May 7, 2003
¢ 50 Cent’s money problems ¢ Buttafuocos to divorce ¢ Inspiration in the neighborhood ¢ New look for a living legend
Briefly
May 7, 2003
¢ Miami: 3 Cuban migrants reach U.S. shore ¢ Georgia: Truck driver killed in Amtrak collision ¢ Washington, D.C.: Ex-mayor hospitalized
Empire Maker will run Preakness
Beaten Derby favorite again to challenge Funny Cide
May 7, 2003
Empire Maker is a go for the Preakness. The beaten Kentucky Derby favorite and stablemate Peace Rules are expected to arrive at Pimlico next week and challenge Derby winner Funny Cide in the Preakness May 17.
Crouch back at QB in Green Bay
May 7, 2003
When Eric Crouch walked away from the St. Louis Rams in September, the 2001 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Nebraska heard the whispers that trailed him all the way back to his hometown of Omaha.
Lions sweep tennis double dual
May 7, 2003
Lawrence High swept Shawnee Miege and Leavenworth High during a tennis double dual Tuesday.
National League Roundup: Larkin sparks Reds, 6-5
Shortstop returns, hits winning pinch-hit homer
May 7, 2003
Barry Larkin dropped his bat and broke into a huge, incredulous smile. The Cincinnati Reds’ most accomplished player couldn’t believe what he had done.
American League Roundup: Young has ‘bizarre’ night at plate
Slumping Tiger has 15 total bases in Detroit’s 7-6 victory over Baltimore
May 7, 2003
On the most phenomenal night of his major league career, Dmitri Young did more than just go 5-for-5 with two homers, two triples and five RBIs.
Library director seeks funding boost
May 7, 2003
The Lawrence Public Library is underfunded and doesn’t spend nearly enough money on books and other new materials, director Bruce Flanders says.
Parking violator’s penance includes tickets, teasings
May 7, 2003
Jeremy Auman might never hear the end of it. Auman’s name appeared last week in the Journal-World as No. 6 on the city’s list of top parking violators with unpaid fines.
KU vote to leave state’s civil service system ends in tie
May 7, 2003
Classified workers at Kansas University said they thought their vote on leaving the state’s civil service system would be close.
College Cooking 101
KU food columnist helps students fend for themselves
May 7, 2003
College students subsist on Ramen noodles, mac ‘n’ cheese, chips and salsa — oh, and beer. That’s the stereotype, anyway. But Christina DiGiacomo doesn’t fit the mold.
Momentum for peace between Pakistan, India builds
May 7, 2003
Pakistan restored transportation links and full diplomatic ties with rival India on Tuesday, and he pressed for peace talks to include discussion of the two countries’ nuclear arsenals.
ISU picking up pieces
Ames, campus rattled by Eustachy scandal
May 7, 2003
The conference championships Iowa State won under Larry Eustachy brought the school some of its brightest moments.
Paul W. Gabriel
May 7, 2003
Ivory services
May 7, 2003
Thomas B. Wichman
May 7, 2003
Ruth E. Hemphill
May 7, 2003
Shelby Lynn Brown
May 7, 2003
Julie Schindler
May 7, 2003
Brenda Dianne Hepner
May 7, 2003
Commission rejects plans for sorority house
Neighbors opposed proposed development
May 7, 2003
So much for the “smart-growth” monolith on the Lawrence City Commission. Commissioners on Tuesday rejected plans for a proposed Alpha Gamma Delta sorority house that was opposed by neighbors northeast of Kansas University campus.
Task force on homeless services named
May 7, 2003
Mayor David Dunfield on Tuesday named a 17-member Task Force on Homeless Services that will attempt to create a comprehensive city approach to the issue.
Show to benefit music programs
May 7, 2003
Ryan Pope is standing up for music education by performing to the beat of his own drum.
Leadership award honors former cadet
May 7, 2003
One way or another, Nathanial Buckley was determined to fly. He got his wish last year, and it cost him his life.
Stocks rise on upbeat earnings
May 7, 2003
Wall Street moved higher on another spate of encouraging earnings Tuesday but gave up some of its gains after the Federal Reserve issued a cautionary statement about the economy.
Kmart ends 15 months of bankruptcy protection
May 7, 2003
Kmart Corp. emerged from bankruptcy Tuesday after more than 15 months of Chapter 11 protection.
Commodities
May 7, 2003
6News video: Flap over flag brings veterans to defense of church
May 7, 2003
6News reports on the problems that are arrising because of the lights illuminating the new flag flying over the Heritage Baptist Church.
Suspected bio-weapons lab found
May 7, 2003
A suspected mobile biological weapons lab has been recovered in northern Iraq, a development that senior U.S. officials said Tuesday would lend support to Bush administration claims of a banned weapons program by the government of deposed Iraqi president Saddam Hussein.
Crawford County starts tornado recovery effort
May 7, 2003
Mary Sayre spent Tuesday helping relatives salvage what they could from the rubble that once was home. She did it for a simple reason.
Guardsmen return to help in hometown
May 7, 2003
National Guardsmen bound for Iraq returned instead Tuesday to their tornado-flattened hometown of Pierce City to help clean up splintered homes and businesses and check on their loved ones after twisters killed at least 40 people in three states.
Missionary, in book, says captors, Philippine general were in collusion
May 7, 2003
An American missionary held hostage for more than a year has accused the Philippine military of colluding with her captors, saying a general demanded a 50 percent cut of the ransom.
6Sports video: Lions ready for meet
May 7, 2003
6Sports reports on the Lawrence High Swimming and Diving team as they prepare for this weekends Sunflower League Swimming and Diving meet in Manhattan.
6Sports video: Firebirds drop game against Cougars
May 7, 2003
6Sports reports on the Free State High baseball game against the Shawnee Mission North West Cougars.
Experiments that survived
May 7, 2003
Some scientific experiments that survived the breakup of space shuttle Columbia appear to have some useful data, including one that could lead to anticancer drugs, scientists said Tuesday.
N.H. officials debate mountain’s future
May 7, 2003
With the Old Man of the Mountain now just a pile of rubble, many in New Hampshire say that while the craggy rock formation should not be forgotten, it should not be raised from the dead.
Helmet help
May 7, 2003
A helmet giveaway program helps get young bicyclists off to a safe start. Congratulations to everyone involved in a program that provides free bicycle helmets to local children and teaches them the importance of strapping them on.
Off to market
May 7, 2003
The Lawrence Farmers Market is back for another year. It’s a sure — and welcome — sign of spring when the Lawrence Farmers Market returns to town.
Free to tolerate
May 7, 2003
Costly penalty
May 7, 2003
Foster care need
May 7, 2003
Unearned wage
May 7, 2003
Bennett’s message still valid
May 7, 2003
If I were a betting man, I would wager the demons in hell are rejoicing over the news that William Bennett has been outed as a gambler.
Technology leaves us behind
May 7, 2003
It used to be that geezers got to geeze — which I assume is some combination of gaze and wheeze.
K.C. options Berger to Omaha, activates Affeldt
May 7, 2003
The Kansas City Royals activated pitcher Jeremy Affeldt from the disabled list before Tuesday night’s game and optioned outfielder Brandon Berger to Triple-A Omaha.
Haskell commencement to honor veterans, families
May 7, 2003
Commencement ceremonies at Haskell Indian Nations University always have been patriotic affairs. But in the wake of the war with Iraq, Friday’s gathering promises to be extraordinarily red, white and blue.
Streak Glance
May 7, 2003
Here is a list and synopsis of the Kansas City Royals’ 11-game home winning streak to start the 2003 season, including the one that eventually got away.
Bad News Tigers relish win streak
May 7, 2003
Break up the Tigers! They have a winning streak for the first time since August.
Baseball Briefs
May 7, 2003
¢ Nen to have surgery; season at an end ¢ Blue Jays recall Bowles ¢ Devil Rays sign Quinn ¢ Jeter set for rehab ¢ Sanchez denies haircut
Driver parked by DEI
May 7, 2003
Steve Park was fired Tuesday by Dale Earnhardt Inc., ending the tenure of the first full-time Winston Cup driver hired by the late Earnhardt.
Notre Dame’s Thomas to test NBA draft
May 7, 2003
Chris Thomas, who helped Notre Dame reach the NCAA Tournament’s round of 16 for the first time since 1987, is submitting his name for the NBA draft.
On the fringe: PGA Tour unkind to golfers’ sons
Successful professionals rarely see offspring succeed on sport’s highest level
May 7, 2003
Bill Haas followed his father into the locker room at Quail Hollow Club and sat down for breakfast, a routine he knows well from a dozen or so trips on the PGA Tour.
Price elected to Hall, finally
May 7, 2003
Nick Price no longer has to wonder what it takes to get into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Pistons win, but lose Billups
May 7, 2003
Chauncey Billups’ sprained ankle concerned Detroit as much as the Pistons’ win over Philadelphia excited them.
Celtics miffed after losing Game 1
May 7, 2003
There was frustration and anger in Jim O’Brien’s voice as the Boston coach spoke Tuesday about the Celtics’ loss in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
NBA Briefs
May 7, 2003
¢ Columnist suspended for ‘offensive’ comment ¢ Owners, players meet to discuss new deal ¢ MVP Duncan leads All-NBA first team
Graduation timetable
May 7, 2003
Briefly
May 7, 2003
¢ Virginia: Sniper case confession OK’d ¢ Washington, D.C.: Pollution forecasts planned ¢ San Francisco: Court takes hard line on guns
Villanueva to visit Jayhawks
Prospect pondering NBA
May 7, 2003
Charlie Villanueva wants to play in the NBA sooner rather than later. “The NBA is my promised land, my dream,” says Villanueva, a 6-foot-9, 215-pound high school forward from Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., who later today begins a two-day recruiting trip to Kansas University.
Sox end Royals’ run
Boston hands Kansas City first home loss, 7-3
May 7, 2003
The Kansas City Royals are 11-1 at home — and ready to start a new winning streak. One year after losing 100 games, the Royals fell one win shy of tying a 92-year-old major league record when Doug Mirabelli and Todd Walker led the Boston Red Sox to a 7-3 victory Tuesday night.
KGA Mid-Amateur: Salina golfer wins playoff
Vidricksen birdies two of last three holes for 72
May 7, 2003
With Salina’s Bob Vidricksen playing in the last group and down two strokes with three holes to play Tuesday at Alvamar, officials at the Kansas Golf Assn.
Colleagues write letter supporting KU’s Dailey
State senator’s efforts called ‘direct threat to academic freedom’
May 7, 2003
Professor Dennis Dailey’s colleagues have come to his defense, saying Sen. Susan Wagle has resorted to “personal intimidation” in an attempt to alter course curriculum at Kansas University.
City grapples with budget issues
Taking over school sports would cost $1.4 million
May 7, 2003
If City Hall were to pick up the annual tab for the Lawrence School District’s sports programs, it would be a hefty $1.4 million, according to estimates made public Tuesday.
Spurs’ reserves help starters carry load
May 7, 2003
They’re San Antonio’s second wave, the guys who come into the game cold and try to make things happen while the starters cool down and catch their breath.
Fed leaves rates unchanged
Central bank signals possible cuts, fears deflation in prices
May 7, 2003
The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Tuesday but signaled that cuts could be coming, given worries about the economy’s uncertain recovery and the possibility of a destabilizing fall in prices.
Experts try to calculate purpose of stolen money
May 7, 2003
The $1 billion that Saddam Hussein’s family reportedly spirited from Iraq’s central bank on the eve of war would be enough to underwrite a campaign of harassment against the country’s new government for years, U.S. and Iraqi experts said Tuesday.
Shauna Lynne Ryan
May 7, 2003
Boeing bond bill approved
May 7, 2003
Legislators sent Gov. Kathleen Sebelius a bill Tuesday authorizing bonds to help Boeing Co.’s Wichita plant land work on the next generation of aircraft.
Former State official
May 7, 2003
President Bush on Tuesday named L. Paul Bremer, a former ambassador and head of the State Department’s counterterrorism office, to be his special envoy to Iraq and oversee its transition to democratic rule.
LMH improves score in patient satisfaction survey
May 7, 2003
Lawrence Memorial Hospital received its highest ranking in a recently released survey measuring the quality of patient care.
China’s pets killed in SARS hysteria
May 7, 2003
In a grim reflection of this city’s determination to subdue the SARS epidemic, authorities in protective suits are killing dogs, in some cases by beating them, while their owners are locked away in hospital wards as suspected or confirmed SARS cases.
On the record
May 7, 2003