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Missing Oklahoma girl spotted in Topeka
May 13, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 3:41 p.m.) Kansas Bureau of Investigation officials say a missing Oklahoma girl and the suspect in her abduction might have been spotted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Topeka.
Thunderstorms expected after 9 p.m.
May 13, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 4:01 p.m.) Lawrence can expect to be spared from thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon. But some severe weather could threaten the area late Tuesday night.
Briefly
May 13, 2003
¢ Kansas City, Mo.: Interim dean starts at UMKC law school ¢ Emporia: Authorities seize 300 pounds of marijuana
Briefly
May 13, 2003
¢ Illinois: Hazing brings suspensions ¢ Montana: Open containers still legal ¢ Iraq: Trailer may be weapons lab ¢ Russia: Chechnya blast kills dozens
Santos cleared of wrongdoing
Investigation exonerates Derby-winning jockey
May 13, 2003
There was nothing to the photo finish, after all. There was nothing in jockey Jose Santos’ right hand but a whip.
300 game aids Glass in Detroit
May 13, 2003
Lawrence’s Bob Glass rolled a 300 game Monday and moved up from 14th to ninth after the second round of the Senior PBA Tour’s Greater Detroit Open.
Lions’ Andrews leads city golfers
May 13, 2003
Lawrence High senior Scott Andrews shot a 73 at Monday’s Leavenworth Invitational, good for 11th overall, and was the city’s highest individual placer.
KU bowlers win award
May 13, 2003
Kansas University’s men’s bowling team has won the inaugural American Bowling Congress Sport Bowling Award.
Service slated today for ex-Alvamar pro
May 13, 2003
Relatives of the late Max Kennedy, head golf pro at Alvamar from 1970-81, are inviting friends to share their experiences with Mr. Kennedy during today’s memorial service.
City youth selected
May 13, 2003
Chase Chamberlin, a 13-year-old seventh grader at Central Junior High, has been selected to participate in today’s nine-hole junior pro-am and youth clinic held in conjunction with this week’s Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am at the National Golf Club of Kansas City, Mo.
Sure, you can read ‘War and Peace’ in an hour
May 13, 2003
More studying tips:
KU finds sex class claims baseless
Wagle responds with call for independent probe
May 13, 2003
A Wichita legislator’s complaints that Kansas University professor Dennis Dailey showed pornographic videos, rationalized pedophilia and harassed female students in his human sexuality class are unfounded, according to a university investigation released Monday.
Tornado cleanup efforts not over
Residents recover belongings before building demolition
May 13, 2003
The landscape still looks ugly, and people continue to struggle. Cleanup and salvage efforts continued Monday throughout the area in southwest Lawrence where a tornado struck five days earlier, causing an estimated $6.4 million in damage.
County adjusts retirement policy
Rules for health insurance eligibility to become more stringent
May 13, 2003
Douglas County commissioners ensured themselves access to county health insurance into retirement, but are refusing to afford their successors the same flexibility.
Kidney researcher lauded for groundbreaking work
May 13, 2003
Dr. Jared Grantham’s first contact with polycystic kidney disease had nothing to do with a laboratory. While growing up in Johnson, near the Colorado border, Grantham traded comic books with a boy who had the disease.
Government backs idea to train spies on college campuses
May 13, 2003
When Felix Moos proposed training intelligence officers for U.S. spy agencies on university campuses, he didn’t know what type of reception the idea would receive.
Book: JFK, intern had fling
New biography suggests many affairs, health problems kept under wraps
May 13, 2003
Word that President John F. Kennedy was involved with a teenage intern adds to his reputation as a skirt chaser. Kennedy also has been linked with mob moll Judith Exner, Mary Pinchot Meyer and Marilyn Monroe, among others.
Cop dramas highlight child abuse
May 13, 2003
Viewers in search of back-to-back bummers are in luck. Tonight’s episodes of “The Guardian” (8 p.m., CBS) and “NYPD Blue” (9 p.m., ABC) unfold with surprisingly similar themes and story lines.
Saudi explosions blamed on al-Qaida
Powell to visit kingdom today
May 13, 2003
Hours before a visit by the American secretary of state, attackers shot their way into three gated compounds housing Westerners in Saudi Arabia’s capital and set off car bombs. At least three people were killed and about 60 injured, officials said.
Mother in court on murder charges
May 13, 2003
A woman charged with bludgeoning two of her sons to death with rocks and critically injuring a third child may not understand the capital murder and aggravated assault charges against her, her attorney said in court Monday.
Vera Grace Long
May 13, 2003
Sebelius pushes insurance regulation
May 13, 2003
It’s time for Kansas to have a law that would prohibit insurance companies from refusing to renew a policy because a policyholder filed a storm claim, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says.
6News video: School board votes 6-0 to close schools
May 13, 2003
6News reports on Monday nights Lawrence School Board meeting.
Texas sends lawmen after rebel lawmakers
May 13, 2003
Democrats angry with the new Republican leadership of the Texas House brought the chamber to a standstill Monday by skipping town and heading across the state line to Oklahoma.
Schools assure government that prayer allowed
May 13, 2003
Threatened with the loss of federal money, the vast majority of the nation’s schools have declared that they allow prayer wherever and however the Constitution permits.
6News video: Cleanup efforts continue at apartment complex
May 13, 2003
6News reports on the ongoing cleanup at Aberdeen South Apartments five days after it was damaged by a tornado.
Capitol Federal earnings drop
Topeka-based bank blames low mortgage interest rates
May 13, 2003
Low interest rates are beginning to take their toll on the state’s largest residential lender.
Rural road resurfacing rankles commissioner
May 13, 2003
If developer Mike Stultz is willing to pave the road leading to a new housing subdivision northwest of Lawrence, Douglas County commissioners are willing to finance the road’s care.
Bombardier lands US Airways deal
May 13, 2003
US Airways signed deals with two jet-plane manufacturers to buy at least 170 and possibly as many as 550 regional jets from Canada-based Bombardier Aerospace and Brazil-based Embraer.
Commodities
May 13, 2003
6News video: Class back in session at Raintree Montessori
May 13, 2003
6News reports on the reopening of the Raintree Montessori school.
6News video: Lawrence up two spots on Forbes list
May 13, 2003
6News reports on Lawrence being ranked as one of the top small cities in the United States.
CEOs’ call to inaction is politicians’ game
May 13, 2003
Last week, the Business Roundtable, an organization of CEOs of 150 leading American corporations, issued a clarion call for early childhood education for 3- and 4-year-olds, so that every child will enter kindergarten ready to learn.
Real learning
May 13, 2003
Smoking ban
May 13, 2003
6News video: Dailey cleared after investigation
May 13, 2003
6News reports on the findings of an investigation into Dennis Daileys “Human Sexuality” class at KU.
State wheat harvest expected to top 2002
May 13, 2003
Kansas farmers are expected to harvest 45 percent more wheat this year than during last year’s drought-stricken harvest, the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday.
6News video: 6News staff receive awards
May 13, 2003
6News reports on the AP awards presented to some members of the 6News team.
State revenue falls short in April
May 13, 2003
The state’s revenue collections in April trailed expectations by $9.6 million, but officials offered mixed readings Monday of the numbers’ significance.
6News video: Fear of eviction, harassment stop most from complaining
May 13, 2003
6News reports on a family living in low income housing in Lawrence.
Baseball Briefs
May 13, 2003
¢ Expos’ Hernandez undergoes surgery ¢ Griffey plans to join Reds on road trip
6Sports video: Villanueva to enter into NBA draft
May 13, 2003
6Sports reports on Charlie Villanuevas announcement that he will be entering the NBA draft.
6Sports video: Collison to attend pre-draft camp
May 13, 2003
6Sports reports on KU senior Nick Collison as he prepares for the NBA draft.
Coleman’s defense critical for Sixers
May 13, 2003
Richard Hamilton was running down the court for what appeared to be an easy layup when Derrick Coleman suddenly appeared behind him and swatted the ball away.
NBA Briefs
May 13, 2003
¢ Source: Cavs want to talk to Van Gundy ¢ NBA won’t punish Walker for argument ¢ Hill to miss series
Double duty? No problem
Four city athletes play — and thrive — in two spring sports
May 13, 2003
Dual-sport stuff isn’t for everyone. Excelling in two sports during the same season isn’t easy, but the time management might be tougher.
On the record
May 13, 2003
Seeding, not rivalry, paramount in city showdown
May 13, 2003
Any Lawrence High-Free State game is a must-win — but that’s an understatement this late in the season.
City basketball standings
May 13, 2003
In the halls
May 13, 2003
Alliance’s report calls for land-use planning
May 13, 2003
Better land-use planning and management are needed in northeast Kansas and the Wichita area, according to a group charged with finding ways to preserve and utilize state resources.
Western Conference Finals: Ducks deny Wild
Giguere secures second shutout, 2-0
May 13, 2003
Anaheim didn’t need overtime to beat Minnesota this time, just an opportunistic penalty kill, strong defense and another outstanding performance by its unflappable goalie.
Area briefs
May 13, 2003
¢ ‘Teach-in’ will tackle academic freedom ¢ FSHS students to play in volleyball tournament ¢ School district to honor retiring teachers, staff ¢ Weekend patrol nets drunken-driving arrests
Tired Mavs need rejuvenation
May 13, 2003
The Dallas Mavericks have lost their scoring touch and appear tired, a sign that all the running and all of the games might be taking a toll.
Business Briefcase
May 13, 2003
¢ ‘Fresh perspective’ sought on Sprint board ¢ Banking: Mortgage help available for state tornado victims ¢ Investigation: Former analyst indicted ¢ Leadership: CEOs fired at faster rate
Bush follows lead of Nixon, Reagan
May 13, 2003
The Iraq victory gives President Bush an opportunity to replicate Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, both of whom orchestrated foreign-policy coups by going against type and unnerving their own supporters.
McClain says no to ISU
Basketball coach staying at Wyoming
May 13, 2003
Wyoming coach Steve McClain is no longer a candidate for the opening at Iowa State. “We’re driving home to Wyoming,” McClain told the Casper Star-Tribune Sunday. “It’s over.”
Villanueva officially enters draft
May 13, 2003
In an announcement that came as a surprise to no one, Charlie Villanueva said Monday he had entered his name into the NBA draft.
Briefly
May 13, 2003
6News reaps awards for news, feature stories Police: Pit bull attacks, kills dog Tornado aftermath: Raintree official credits volunteers for recovery Growth: Developer to request deferral on rezoning
Sunflower League Tennis: It’s SM East, then everyone else in team title race
May 13, 2003
Mark it down: Shawnee Mission East High’s boys tennis team will win the Sunflower League team championship today at SM East.
Fighting finals fever
Test-taking tips can ease you into summer vacation
May 13, 2003
If studying for finals stresses you out, take note of some tips that will ease test-taking for you and help you earn those allowance-boosting A’s:
Storms ease dry conditions
Parts of Kansas, Missouri benefit from recent rainfall
May 13, 2003
The recent storms that brought tornadoes to the Midwest also dropped heavy rains that lessened the impact of drought conditions in much of Kansas and Missouri.
A big deal
May 13, 2003
Dow scores another triple-digit gain
May 13, 2003
Wall Street extended its big rally Monday, propelling the Dow Jones industrials up 122 points despite the absence of economic or earnings news to guide investors.
Kidd, Nets eventually eliminate Celtics - Nets 110, Celtics 101, 2OT
May 13, 2003
Jason Kidd swished a three-pointer with a second left and the sweep assured — a little highlight for the Boston Celtics to remember what a great player he is.
Spurs’ defense must improve
Jackson, Lakers hoping to break SBC jinx
May 13, 2003
The San Antonio Spurs lost twice in Los Angeles, and they know exactly where the blame lies.
Singh not supporting Sorenstam
Veteran golfer: ‘I hope she misses the cut’
May 13, 2003
As Annika Sorenstam’s appearance on the PGA Tour draws near, perhaps the question no longer is whether she has the shots to beat the men, but whether she can absorb their verbal shots, too.
Briefly
May 13, 2003
¢ Kansas City, Mo.: 2003 officers elected in AP Broadcasters ¢ Wakeeney: Former deputy chosen as Trego County sheriff
6Sports video: Royals top Twins
May 13, 2003
6Sports reports on Monday nights Kansas City Royals game against the Minnesota Twins.
National League Roundup: Astros bank on bullpen
Houston hands Pittsburgh 9-4 setback
May 13, 2003
The Houston Astros’ bullpen is one of the best in baseball. Manager Jimy Williams only wishes his relievers didn’t have to keep proving it day after day.
City volleyball standings
May 13, 2003
City softball standings
May 13, 2003
Landlords, renters share responsibilities to maintain safe conditions
May 13, 2003
Here are a few requirements for landlords and tenants under state law, according to the Kansas Tenants Union.
Nebraska might join river lawsuit
Companies seek more water flow on Missouri shipping channel
May 13, 2003
Nebraska is considering whether to intervene in a lawsuit filed by five companies over the flow of water on the Missouri River.
Weeklong national bioterror drill begins
May 13, 2003
A national bioterrorism drill for hundreds of firefighters, police and other emergency workers began Monday with a mock explosion of a radioactive “dirty bomb” in a car in a Seattle industrial lot.
George C. Miller
May 13, 2003
People
May 13, 2003
¢ Everybody loves cash ¢ Networks renew Daly’s contracts ¢ Old flames rekindled ¢ Give Peace Corps a chance
Contractors try to meet demands after week of devastating weather
May 13, 2003
A devastating week of tornadoes left hundreds of families in Missouri and Kansas without homes, and contractors are scrambling to help them recover.
Lovely flag
May 13, 2003
Muslim clerics promote violence
May 13, 2003
The National Association of Evangelicals convened a meeting in Washington last week to urge their mostly conservative Christian leaders to tone down “dangerous” and “unhelpful” remarks about Islam.
City moves up in Forbes ranking
Lawrence places seventh in list of best cities for business
May 13, 2003
A tough economy didn’t stop the Lawrence area from climbing up two spaces to become the seventh-best small city in the country for business and careers, according to the latest rankings by Forbes magazine.
Probe of Derby jockey was justified
May 13, 2003
I love it when a cheater gets caught. Not a little cheater. A big cheater. A brave, brazen, “How did you ever think you could get away with that?” kind of cheater.
Tornado-stricken city in debt for fire truck
Officials raising funds to make payments on newest vehicle
May 13, 2003
There’s little that Mark Peters, mayor of this tornado-ravaged town, isn’t worried about these days. Downtown lies in rubble. Phones are still out. Few businesses are left to generate tax revenues for recovery.
Financial services firm to cut 1,500 jobs
May 13, 2003
The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. announced a major restructuring Monday, saying it will cut 1,500 jobs and is getting out of the business of insuring other insurance companies.
Daily Ticker
May 13, 2003
Star witness testifies as Nichols’ hearing resumes
Convict alleges robbery funded bombing plans
May 13, 2003
Michael Fortier, the government’s star witness in the Oklahoma City bombing case, returned to the witness stand Monday to testify for state prosecutors who want Terry Nichols sent to the death chamber for his role in the attack.
Tenant complaints often go unreported, unheard
Some renters stay quiet to avoid eviction
May 13, 2003
Things have worked out for Devin and Annette Miller. They stayed warm through the winter by turning on their oven for heat. Neither of their young daughters fell through the holes in their trailer’s floor.
British guitarist transcends musical genres
May 13, 2003
After more than three decades of recording and touring, singer/songwriter Richard Thompson has built a loyal fan base. That was apparent at Saturday’s Liberty Hall concert.
High School Softball: LHS stuns SM Northwest
Lions upend defending champs, 2-1 in 10 innings
May 13, 2003
Lawrence High’s softball squad lost to Shawnee Mission Northwest in 11 innings in the first game of a tornado-shortened, Senior Night doubleheader last week.
Review: Brushing up on class notes requires place with ambience
May 13, 2003
Our mission: find the perfect combination of smooth jazz, large tables to spread out our homework and yummy cappuccinos to form the perfect study location. For our journey, we hit Lawrence Public Library, Borders Books Music & Cafe, The Java Break and La Prima Tazza.
Woodling: Villanueva visit value vindicated
May 13, 2003
Over at Missouri, they’re wringing their hands in anticipation. Up the road at Kansas State, they’re drooling like vultures.
A sequel flop
May 13, 2003
The contrived Dole-Clinton verbal spats on television have not measured up to the Kilpatrick-Alexander original.
Affeldt, K.C. survive Twins
May 13, 2003
Jeremy Affeldt gave the Kansas City Royals a lift when they needed it most.
Pleas don’t save two schools
Board votes to close East Heights, Centennial within weeks
May 13, 2003
Nancy Hiebert pounded her fist on the lectern Monday while raking the Lawrence school board with a wrathful gaze.