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Report: Wagle’s complaint against KU’s sex ed class ‘does not have merit’
May 12, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 10:14 a.m.) An investigation by KU into the allegations against Dennis Dailey and his sex ed class has ended with the finding of no wrongdoing by Dailey.
Area to get break from severe weather
May 12, 2003
(Updated Monday at 11:50 a.m.) Keep your fingers crossed — it looks like the area might get a breather from severe weather this week.
Horoscopes
May 12, 2003
On the road and in overtime, Ducks have shown pluck
May 12, 2003
The Anaheim Mighty Ducks are winning the close ones, and they’ve been nearly unbeatable away from home. Minnesota must find a way to reverse those two trends to avoid falling behind 2-0 in the Western Conference finals.
American League roundup: Moyer mows down Sox
Veterans propel Seattle past Chicago, 7-2
May 12, 2003
The Seattle Mariners knew exactly what they were doing this winter when they decided to bring back 40-year-olds Jamie Moyer and Edgar Martinez.
National League roundup: Lopez boosts Braves past Giants
Atlanta prevails, 7-3, in battle of divisional leaders
May 12, 2003
Javy Lopez sure seems to have his swing back. Lopez hit a three-run homer, leading Mike Hampton and the Atlanta Braves past the San Francisco Giants, 7-3, Sunday.
George R. Waisner
May 12, 2003
Economists debate effects of $726 billion tax cut
May 12, 2003
President Bush says his $726 billion tax cut proposal would create more than a million jobs. Democrats say don’t trust him, because after Bush’s $1.3 trillion tax cut passed in 2001, the economy still lost 1.9 million jobs.
Tornadoes sweep through Missouri, Iowa
Meteorologists say past week’s twister activity creates new record
May 12, 2003
Rescue and cleanup crews picked through wreckage in several states on Sunday after another batch of storms roared through the middle of the country, doing heavy damage in Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Bush’s tax cut called tonic for economy
Treasury chief defends White House plan that Democrats call ‘hogwash’
May 12, 2003
Treasury Secretary John Snow, promoting the administration’s tax plan ahead of today’s Senate debate, called it the right fix for “a soggy economy.”
Shanahan’s pitch lured backup
Denver QB Beuerlein returning for 17th season in part because of coach’s urging
May 12, 2003
Steve Beuerlein thought his 16-year NFL career was over at the end of last season. Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan convinced him otherwise.
People
May 12, 2003
¢ Swimsuit model Jenna wins ‘Survivor: The Amazon’ ¢ ‘X2’ retains top box-office spot ¢ Lewinsky offers opinion on parent-child privilege ¢ McCartney offers golden oldies in historic setting
Eagle Bend Golf Course revenues not up to par
May 12, 2003
Frank Krizman has plenty of reasons to play golf at Eagle Bend Golf Course. “It’s close,” he said during a round last week at the course. “It’s convenient. And it’s the least expensive course in town.” Like Krizman on Wednesday, however, the city-run 18-hole course in the shadow of Clinton Lake has sometimes been putting from the rough.
Allusions aplenty in ‘Matrix’ movies
Fans can enjoy homage to pop culture
May 12, 2003
As the legend goes, when Andy and Larry Wachowski first talked with producer Joel Silver about their next project after the thriller “Bound,” they showed him the 1995 Japanese anime film “The Ghost in the Shell” and told him they wanted to make a live-action version of the film.
NBC rehashes story of ‘Three’s Company’
May 12, 2003
The latest in a long series of back-stabbing, back-story, backstage time-wasters, “Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of ‘Three’s Company”’ (8 p.m., NBC) attempts to recreate the tension on the set of the infamous ‘70s jiggle-TV smash.
Villanueva on his way to NBA
College still possibility for prep standout, though
May 12, 2003
Charlie Villanueva has decided to enter his name in the 2003 NBA draft. Villanueva, a 6-foot-9, 215-pound senior from Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., over the weekend mailed and faxed letters to the NBA office indicating his desire to be placed in the June 25 draft.
Glass 14th in Detroit
May 12, 2003
Lawrence’s Bob Glass was in 14th place after Sunday’s first round of the Senior PBA Greater Detroit Open.
U.S. says Saddam’s party finished
Baathist activity will not be tolerated, Gen. Franks says
May 12, 2003
The United States declared Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party dead Sunday, with the war’s commander telling Iraqis that the instrument of their deposed dictator’s power was dissolved and promising to purge its influence from the country it dominated for 35 years.
Lawrence city commission
May 12, 2003
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25.
Kline not first official accused of nepotism
May 12, 2003
If having a relative on the office payroll is a government sin, then Atty. Gen. Phill Kline is not the only sinner.
Indianapolis 500: ‘Spiderman’ nets pole by bumping best friend
May 12, 2003
Helio Castroneves wiped away tears of joy Sunday after he reached yet another goal at the Indianapolis 500. The two-time defending winner won the pole for the May 25 race, a day after his 28th birthday. In doing so, he knocked best friend Tony Kanaan off the top spot.
Briefly
May 12, 2003
¢ Mexico City: Vicente Fox rejects U.S. congressional plans ¢ Kentucky: Police arrest suspect in fatal dorm fire ¢ Washington, D.C.: More animals may be permitted on planes ¢ Chicago: Teen dies after fall from museum staircase ¢ New York: Former president gives commencement speech ¢ Los Angeles: Comatose baby taken off life support ¢ San Francisco: Container explodes on plane being boarded
Give Harvey a hand - Royals 8, Orioles 5
K.C. rookie has knack for game-winning hits
May 12, 2003
Rookie Ken Harvey keeps producing in late-inning clutch situations for the Kansas City Royals. Harvey sparked a four-run seventh with a tiebreaking, two-run single to propel the Royals to an 8-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles Sunday.
Shoddy housing feels like prison to tenants
Landlord says shelter has saved residents from living on streets
May 12, 2003
When a chunk of the ceiling fell on her as she stood at the kitchen sink, Jennifer Carroll Price knew something had to be done. Asking her landlord nicely about fixing her trailer’s leaky roof didn’t seem to be working, so Price called the city. Later that day, an inspector came to the trailer court at 1045 E. 23rd St.
Total lunar eclipse expected Thursday
May 12, 2003
If the weather cooperates, a total lunar eclipse will be seen across North America late Thursday — the first visible in the United States in three years — and just before dawn Friday in western Europe as well as western and southern Africa.
Pneumonia vaccine may prove helpful against heart disease
May 12, 2003
Vaccine used to prevent pneumonia may also have benefits for the heart, new research indicates. Mice vaccinated using a bacteria that is a common cause of pneumonia developed high levels of an antibody that slows or halts the progression of heart disease, researchers working in California and Finland found.
UC-Berkeley adjusts ban on visiting Asian students
May 12, 2003
The University of California-Berkeley, facing intense criticism that it overreacted to the potential health risks of SARS, announced during the weekend that it would allow about 80 students from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan to attend summer classes.
Bush, S. Korean president will meet to discuss alliance
May 12, 2003
South Korea’s leader traveled Sunday to the United States for consultations with President Bush on the North Korean nuclear crisis, keenly aware that Pyongyang will be looking for any sign of a rift as it plots strategy on its weapons development.
U.S. changes leadership for Iraq’s reconstruction
May 12, 2003
One top U.S. occupation official left her post Sunday, another was preparing to leave, and a new administrator arrived in the region, ready to take over, less than three weeks after their newborn reconstruction agency opened for business in the postwar chaos of Baghdad.
On the record
May 12, 2003
Retired golf pro dies after fall during game
May 12, 2003
Perhaps it was only fitting that Max D. Kennedy died from complications of injuries suffered while playing golf, his family muses.
Kennedy Services
May 12, 2003
Harriet I. Maguire
May 12, 2003
No pity due
May 12, 2003
What kind of logic lets somebody run up a $1,440 parking ticket tab? Why should we feel sorry for someone who has run up a $1,440 parking ticket bill?
Parade right
May 12, 2003
Light Gestapo?
May 12, 2003
Archaic view
May 12, 2003
Stormy scenario
May 12, 2003
Free to pray
May 12, 2003
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
May 12, 2003
McVeigh friend to testify as Nichols hearing resumes
May 12, 2003
Michael Fortier, the federal government’s star witness at the bombing trials of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, is expected to testify for Oklahoma prosecutors when a preliminary hearing for Nichols begins its second week.
Head Start seeks teachers’ assistants
May 12, 2003
The Community Children’s Center Head Start program needs volunteers to serve as teachers’ assistants. Volunteers will work with children 3 to 5 years old, reading with, playing with and assisting them in the classroom. Assistants will also help teachers prepare the curriculum for the day. Volunteers must work for at least two hours at a time in a weekly schedule established before the volunteer starts working.
Workers to make up time for Bush visit
May 12, 2003
Workers at a plastics plant will have to make up the time they’re off work while a section of the plant is shut down to play host to President Bush.
Wind power
May 12, 2003
Writing focus
May 12, 2003
Powell’s progress sluggish in Mideast talks
Palestinians question Israel’s commitment to improve life under military rule
May 12, 2003
Secretary of State Colin Powell made little apparent progress in his efforts to restart the Mideast peace process Sunday, with Israelis and Palestinians remaining at a standstill about who makes the next move.
Report: Anthrax evidence sought in pond
May 12, 2003
The FBI is considering draining a pond in Frederick Municipal Forest to search for evidence related to the 2001 anthrax attacks, Mayor Jennifer Dougherty said Sunday.
National seat belt campaign starts this week
May 12, 2003
People who don’t buckle up will be targets of police traffic stops and a national ad campaign designed to increase seat belt use.
On the money
May 12, 2003
Consumers can find an array of information on the Web related to current gasoline prices around the country. Some Web sites provide the latest average gasoline price based on state or region.
Palmeiro: 500th ‘like any other’ homer
May 12, 2003
As soon as Rafael Palmeiro knew the ball was fair, the Texas slugger dropped his bat and started trotting the bases like he had 499 times before.
Texas A&M works OT again for win
KU falls in extra innings for second time in series
May 12, 2003
Kansas University wasted a solid outing by right-hander Chris Smart, dropping its third straight baseball game to Texas A&M, 5-4 in 10 innings, Sunday afternoon at Olsen Field.
Toms holds on, claims crown
Despite 8 on final hole, champ takes 2-stroke victory
May 12, 2003
David Toms did everything so well for 71 holes that he could have made a quintuple-bogey 9 on the last hole Sunday and still won the Wachovia Championship.
Hockey? It’s a terribly flawed game
The sport alone can’t sell itself, so fighting still is not discouraged
May 12, 2003
For years I’ve been obsessed with why I can’t get obsessed with hockey. I’ve tried and tried to warm up to the game played on ice. Now, treading on thin ice, I publicly admit I’d sooner watch another Aflac commercial than a minute of any NHL playoff game.
Haywood dies of unknown causes
Cowboys running back had been on life support
May 12, 2003
Dallas Cowboys running back Ennis Haywood died Sunday, a day after being placed on life support with an undisclosed illness. He was 23.
Lisher ponders move to Texas
May 12, 2003
When Olathe North High football coach Gene Wier announced he was leaving the Sunflower League school for Richland (Texas) High, rumors started swirling that he was taking two league coaches with him.
Iverson keys 76ers’ victory
Philadelphia rolls over Detroit, 95-82, to forge 2-all tie in second-round series
May 12, 2003
Allen Iverson’s quick feet and smart decisions couldn’t be stopped. Making matters worse for Detroit, the Pistons got almost nothing on offense from anyone but Richard Hamilton.
Short-handed Kings rout Mavs
May 12, 2003
Yes, these Sacramento Kings are good enough to win without Chris Webber. With their best player on the bench, Doug Christie had 13 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists as the Kings calmly executed their game plan and evened their second-round series 2-2 by beating the Dallas Mavericks, 99-83, Sunday night.
Jeter says he’s ready to return to Yankees
May 12, 2003
Derek Jeter is ready to return to the New York Yankees Tuesday. “Basically, it’s up to me,” the shortstop said Sunday. The Yankees “have asked me if I’m ready to play. I’ll play.”
Cone makes rehab start
May 12, 2003
New York Mets right-hander David Cone allowed one run and five hits over four innings in his first rehabilitation start for Class-A St. Lucie against the Tampa Yankees in a Florida State League game Sunday.
One day after crash, Boat not OK to drive
May 12, 2003
Billy Boat was not cleared to drive Sunday, one day after crashing in the final practice before the Indianapolis 500 qualifying.
Deputies steer court security
May 12, 2003
Ken Fangohr lumbered down 15th Street in the 11-passenger van he calls “The White Rhino.” It was a stormy day, and Fangohr was complaining that the van had just been washed. The van’s rear compartment was empty at the moment, but a few miles away at the Douglas County Jail, four inmates were waiting for Fangohr to pick them up and drive them to appearances in Douglas County District Court.
School-closing foes to put up a fight
May 12, 2003
Defenders of two Lawrence elementary schools on the chopping block won’t go down without a fight. They’ll bring their collective anxiety to a boil at tonight’s school board meeting, prior to final action on a measure to close East Heights and Centennial schools.
Family mystery cleared up after 39 years
May 12, 2003
Valarie Ellis, a 47-year-old Wichita middle school teacher, went through most of her life wondering about her father, how he died and why her mother and other family members kept her in the dark all these years.
Local briefs
May 12, 2003
¢ Fire damages house, displaces residents ¢ Accident: Driver critically injured when car hits trash bin ¢ Seat belts: KDOT to encourage motorists to buckle up ¢ Transportation: Van donated to help get veterans to VA hospital
City Results
May 12, 2003
Exhumed remains may be Jesse James’
May 12, 2003
Anthropologists and historians will try to determine in coming weeks whether Jeremiah James, who reportedly died of a broken heart in 1935, could have been the legendary outlaw Jesse James.
Details of captivity never far from mind
May 12, 2003
Months after Gracia Burnham’s rescue from being kidnapped in the Philippines, memories of running through the jungle, hungry and sick, unexepectedly come flooding back at unusual moments.
Marlins replace Torborg with McKeon
May 12, 2003
The Florida Marlins fired manager Jeff Torborg, whose handling of pitchers drew criticism during a wave of recent injuries, and replaced him Sunday with Jack McKeon.
Spending changes born of parenthood
Budget priorities are different as family starts to grow
May 12, 2003
Babies change everything. No more sleeping until 11 a.m. No more leisurely baths. No more dancing till dawn. No more frivolous spending money. With baby comes a ton of joy and a pile of bills.
Briefly
May 12, 2003
¢ New Mexico: Bush fields questions on mother, 2004 ticket ¢ California: Transient doused with flammable liquid ¢ Ireland: British mole in IRA reportedly in hiding ¢ Tokyo: Moderate quake strikes, injuring at least three
Bush must show credibility, integrity in Iraq
May 12, 2003
Dear Mr. President, You worry less about sending mixed messages than do most politicians and other members of the chattering class. In fact, you seem to revel in the practice. So it was natural that you would choose as your man in Baghdad Lewis Paul Bremer III, who is everyday “Jerry” to his pals and a retired Foreign Service officer who brings a hawkish outlook to diplomacy.
Schools use devices to help detect where lightning strikes
May 12, 2003
Lightning flashed between three and eight miles south of Lawrence. And that meant everything had to stop. As everyone ran to their cars, Brian was down on all fours, wrist-deep in the dark gray soup. Standing up, he pulled up his soaked pants with one gray hand, staggered ankle deep through the muck and retrieved his gray shirt, trying to make sure his pants didn’t fall too far down again.
Rookie continues to roll
Bourdais claims second straight CART race
May 12, 2003
Sebastien Bourdais is proving to be a fast learner. The French CART rookie won his second straight Champ Car race Sunday, holding off Mario Dominguez to capture the German 500.
Coach-less L.A. wins
Without Jackson, Lakers even series with Spurs
May 12, 2003
The three-time defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers won a most difficult game without coach Phil Jackson.
Briefly
May 12, 2003
¢ Lithuania: Ex-Soviet republic approves joining EU ¢ Serbia-Montenegro: Presidential winner seeks independence ¢ Indonesia: Trial begins for suspect in deadly Bali bombings ¢ Iceland: Conservative maintains leadership in close vote
Briefly
May 12, 2003
¢ KU alumnus to compete today on Jeopardy! ¢ Free State’s victory in High Q aired