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Four to be honored at KU All-University Supper
May 14, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.) Three Kansas University graduates and a KU benefactor will each be honored Friday with one of KU’s highest awards — the Distinguished Service Citation.
KU commencement to be simulcast, televised and streamed on Internet
May 14, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 3:38 p.m.) Not everyone will need to go out to Campanile Hill this year to watch Sunday’s Kansas University’s commencement ceremonies. The traditional “walk down the hill” will be simulcast into the Kansas Union, broadcast on local television and streamed on the Internet.
6News video: Concrete homes provide tornado proof shelter
May 14, 2003
6News reports on a Lawrence man who says tornado proof homes are possible.
6News video: Lawrence teachers want to fight for jobs
May 14, 2003
6News reports on a press conference held Tuesday night by Lawrence educators.
Teachers, staff lash out on layoffs
Blue-ribbon campaign formed to signal solidarity for educators
May 14, 2003
Lawrence teachers who received layoff notices are blue, and they want everybody in the city to know it. On Tuesday, pink-slipped teachers Bria Klotz and Lisa Rush joined Lawrence Education Assn. leaders to initiate the “Band Together” campaign to encourage folks to wear blue lapel ribbons and blue armbands to express solidarity with educators.
6Sports video: Lions take game one in ninth
May 14, 2003
6Sports reports on the first game of the Lawrence High and Free State High softball matchup.
6Sports video: Royals drop game two against Twins
May 14, 2003
6Sports reports on the Kansas City Royals baseball game against the Minnesota Twins.
6Sports video: ‘Hawks concentrating on closing out season
May 14, 2003
6Sports reports on the KU baseball team as their season comes to an end.
KU Saudi Club president decries terrorist act
May 14, 2003
When Mohammed Alsobaihi heard of the bombings in his home town of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, his thoughts immediately turned to his family.
Landmark sheds its wraps; Masons seek temple buyer
May 14, 2003
A Lawrence landmark is for sale. Faced with aging membership and ever-increasing costs, Lawrence-area Freemasons have decided to sell the majestic Scottish Rite Temple, 1001 Mass.
Tenant advocate seeks law changes
Solving substandard housing not easy, officials say
May 14, 2003
Danette Seymour knows what it’s like to be intimidated by a landlord. Four years ago, when a neighbor complained about her 7-year-old son swearing outside, Seymour’s landlord gave her 14 days to correct the problem — or 30 days to move.
Local briefs
May 14, 2003
¢ KU students take race car to competition ¢ Law enforcement: Kansas uses Amber Alert ¢ City: Board suggests renaming creek for Beat author ¢ Emergency response: Malfunction causes fire at Westar Energy plant
On the record
May 14, 2003
Lawrence briefs
May 14, 2003
¢ Rezoning sought for Wal-Mart site ¢ Couple to receive KU arts award ¢ KU engineering alumni awarded top honor
County to consider request to expand rock quarry
Residents opposed to proposal plan protest petition
May 14, 2003
N.R. Hamm Quarry Inc. wants permission to expand its rock-blasting operation more than 100 acres into an adjacent farm field, but a handful of neighbors are working to stop the quarry in its tracks.
Firebirds split pair with Lions
Free State bounces back after losing first game of softball doubleheader in extra innings
May 14, 2003
Meika Potter won’t forget her last home game as a Free State High softball player. Potter, the only senior on the Firebirds’ roster, stroked a key two-run single to help Free State thump Lawrence High, 7-1, in the nightcap of a doubleheader Tuesday evening.
Briefcase
May 14, 2003
¢ Aquila adds executives ¢ Wall Street: Retailers report earnings ¢ International: Declining oil production raises fear of price hike
Iowa State promotes assistant
Morgan says he’s replacing Eustachy as Cyclones’ coach
May 14, 2003
Iowa State assistant Wayne Morgan said Tuesday night he would replace Larry Eustachy as the coach of the Cyclones.
Bush filing complaint over EU biotechnology ban
Administration seeks to end five-year moratorium that has hindered exports of farm products
May 14, 2003
The Bush administration accused the European Union of violating international trade agreements Tuesday in blocking imports of U.S. farm products through its long-standing ban on genetically modified food, which the United States contends is safe.
ACC presidents vote to expand
Move paves way for invitations to be extended to Miami, two other Big East schools to join league
May 14, 2003
Atlantic Coast Conference presidents voted to expand Tuesday, setting the stage to invite Miami and two other schools to join their nine-team league, two sources familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press.
Trade deficit hits $43.5 billion in March
May 14, 2003
The U.S. trade deficit widened in March to $43.5 billion, the second-highest on record, as imports of foreign-made industrial supplies rose to a monthly high.
High School Soccer: Raiders flatten Free State on Senior Day
May 14, 2003
Meredith Mayo’s goal with a little more than three minutes left Tuesday offered little solace, but did make sure Free State avoided a shutout on Senior Day at FSHS.
WB’s ‘Creek’ runs course
May 14, 2003
May sweeps shifts into high gear with overlapping season enders and series finales. “Dawson’s Creek” (7 p.m., WB) wraps up its last season with a two-hour episode set five years in the future.
Iraq health ministry’s chief resigns post
May 14, 2003
The temporary Iraqi Health Ministry chief hand-picked by the United States resigned just 10 days into the job, after widespread protests for his close ties to Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party, coalition radio announced Tuesday.
Seabury settles for tie
Seahawks scoreless
May 14, 2003
Given the circumstances, Seabury Academy’s girls soccer players could have been happy with a scoreless tie Tuesday against Kansas City Hyman Brand. But they were not.
Lane’s homer lifts FSHS
May 14, 2003
Matt Lane hit a two-run homer on a two-strike, two-out pitch Tuesday night to give Free State a 7-5 victory over Shawnee Mission North in eight innings.
Hawks whip Lawrence
May 14, 2003
Touched for six first-half goals, Lawrence High allowed just two after halftime in an 8-0 soccer loss Tuesday to Olathe East.
Commodities
May 14, 2003
Glass eliminated
May 14, 2003
Lawrence’s Bob Glass, seeded No. 9, stumbled against No. 24 seed Emilio Mora and was eliminated Tuesday from the Greater Detroit Open, the second stop on the PBA Senior bowling tour. In the round of 32, Glass won his opening game against Mora, 213-147, but Mora won the next three.
National League Roundup: Expos extend Giants’ slump
Giants drop fourth straight despite infield-fly run
May 14, 2003
Vladimir Guerrero broke out of a slump by going 3-for-4 with a tiebreaking, two-run homer as the Montreal Expos defeated the San Francisco Giants, 6-4, Tuesday night in a game that featured a odd infield-fly play.
Barbara Ann Gardiner Hearon
May 14, 2003
Baker plans festive commencement
May 14, 2003
Blair Edgington isn’t sure what it will feel like to be handed her diploma on Sunday after four years at Baker University.
Commission waits to OK Capital Improvements Plan
May 14, 2003
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday deferred approval of a $324 million wish list of building projects for the next six years.
Ex-roommate hid in attic, conducted secret surveillance
May 14, 2003
A man thrown out by his roommate returned to the home and hid in an attic crawl space for nearly six weeks, spying on the roommate through a telephone tap and hidden baby monitors, police said.
Nichols to stand trial in Oklahoma for role in OKC bombing
May 14, 2003
Terry Nichols, the Oklahoma City bombing conspirator who is serving life without parole in federal prison, must stand trial in state court on 160 counts of first-degree murder that could bring the death penalty, a judge ruled Tuesday.
KSU agriculture dean takes job at Colorado State
May 14, 2003
A well-known figure in Kansas agriculture is moving one state to the west
Sen. Wagle — help!
May 14, 2003
Alternate sirens
May 14, 2003
Quarry concerns
May 14, 2003
Lose the puns
May 14, 2003
Don’t complain
May 14, 2003
Education value
May 14, 2003
Taxing priorities
May 14, 2003
Griffey returns to Reds
May 14, 2003
Ken Griffey Jr. grounded out as a pinch-hitter Tuesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals, his first game since he dislocated his right shoulder in April.
Baseball Briefs
May 14, 2003
¢ Baseball PAC gave to 65 candidates ¢ Ozzie Canseco jailed ¢ Hargrove’s mother dies
Devils stomp Senators, 4-1
May 14, 2003
Tired of hearing all the accolades directed at the Ottawa Senators, Scott Stevens and the New Jersey Devils responded with a near-perfect performance.
Flag pride
May 14, 2003
Giguere taming Wild
May 14, 2003
Minnesota needs to start looking at Anaheim’s Jean-Sebastien Giguere the same way they view any other goaltender.
Funny Cide’s trainer planning for Preakness
May 14, 2003
Preakness planning was the order of business Tuesday for Funny Cide trainer Barclay Tagg.
City softball results
May 14, 2003
SLA fugitive pleads guilty in 1974 shooting
May 14, 2003
The last of five former Symbionese Liberation Army members to face murder charges in a 28-year-old bank robbery killing pleaded guilty Tuesday in the death of a woman who was shot as she deposited her church’s Sunday collection.
Jayni features ways to cook whole bird
May 14, 2003
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Chicken: Three Ways to Cook the Whole Bird.” Host Jayni Carey will prepare the recipe below that features morel mushrooms.
Education Board laments cuts in school budgets
May 14, 2003
Without comment, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed into law a bill delaying the state’s June payment to public schools as education officials complained Tuesday about what she and the Legislature failed to do for schoolchildren this year.
Some supplements can ease arthritis pain, specialist says
Physical activity best way to treat ailment
May 14, 2003
Is it true that some supplements may ease arthritis pain? According to Barbara Lohse Knous, K-State Research and Extension nutrition specialist, while arthritis sufferers are encouraged to work with health-care professionals in managing the disease, some dietary supplements can ease the symptoms and complement prescribed health-care measures.
Baker to dedicate Collins Library
$6.3 million renovation project makes building a hot spot for students
May 14, 2003
The newly remodeled Collins Library at Baker University is more than rows of dusty books. With more than 100 new computers, a 24-hour commons area and 3,800 electronic books, it’s becoming a hangout for Baker University students.
Club hopes new pool boosts membership
Lawrence Country Club sees decline in numbers
May 14, 2003
Lawrence Country Club officials are hoping a new $500,000 swimming pool will create a new wave of interest in the club, which has seen its membership decline since the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Anschutz to settle charges
KU benefactor to pay $4.4 million in IPO settlement
May 14, 2003
Philip Anschutz, the billionaire founder of Qwest Communications and a prominent Kansas University benefactor, agreed to give up $4.4 million of profits to settle charges that he unjustly profited from initial public offerings, New York State Atty. Gen. Eliot Spitzer said on Tuesday.
Comedies are central to ABC, NBC fall lineups
May 14, 2003
ABC will revive its “TGIF” Friday night lineup this fall and hopes to similarly revive its fortunes by airing more comedies than any of its broadcast rivals.
Spinach-eating Popeye served up life lessons
May 14, 2003
It’s spinach-picking season, and it occurred to me that for many Americans of my vintage, the most lasting childhood association with spinach may have nothing to do with the dinner table. I cannot recall a single instance of eating spinach as a child, although I know I did. And there’s a reason for this lapse. In my childhood memories, spinach appears only in animation.
If she has no chance, then why all the fuss?
Duval perplexed by outrage caused by Sorenstam’s appearance at Colonial
May 14, 2003
David Duval played in two exhibitions with Annika Sorenstam the last two years and knows her game as well as any PGA Tour player.
CBS plans to extend coverage for Annika
May 14, 2003
CBS Sports will devote an extra hour to the PGA Tour’s Colonial tournament next week so it can show Annika Sorenstam playing the third round — or tape of her missing the cut.
Club pro ready for test at GHO
Whaley first woman to qualify for PGA event
May 14, 2003
Suzy Whaley has been busy getting ready for the Greater Hartford Open since becoming the first woman to qualify for a PGA event.
Briefly
May 14, 2003
¢ Chicago: Terror drill brings mock illness outbreak ¢ Washington, D.C.: MADD wants more money spent on auto safety ¢ Seattle: HIV-prevention group says funding inadequate ¢ Washington, D.C.: Modified cold virus drug may work against SARS
Briefly
May 14, 2003
¢ Illinois: Students’ lawsuits fight hazing suspensions ¢ Kentucky: Second suspect charged with murder of student ¢ San Francisco: Suit seeks Oreo ban ¢ Oregon: County calls off job for Klingon interpreter
Al-Qaida attacking regardless of U.S. choices
May 14, 2003
We know this much about the holy warriors of al-Qaida and associated terrorist groups:
Al-Qaida tops suspect list in bombing
May 14, 2003
At least eight Americans were among 21 people killed by suicide bombers in near-simultaneous attacks against three Western compounds in Saudi Arabia — a well-coordinated assault that U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday they believed was the work of al-Qaida.
Coach self-effacing
Watson praises partner’s golf game despite loss
May 14, 2003
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self did his best to warn everybody at The National that his golf game wasn’t up to par due to lack of time on the links.
Mangino delivers for LHS
Catcher’s double key hit in Lawrence’s big inning
May 14, 2003
Credit the walks — and Tommy Mangino. Lawrence High defeated Shawnee Mission Northwest in baseball, 10-6, Tuesday at Ice Field, improving the Lions’ record to 13-4 and putting on a hitting show for the Senior Night crowd.
Free State third at league tennis tournament
May 14, 2003
When Free State High’s No. 2 doubles team of senior Eric Sheu and junior Bryan Maygers secured third place Tuesday at the Sunflower League tennis tournament, they didn’t know how big the victory was.
Tornado Aftermath
May 14, 2003
¢ Donations sought for relief agencies ¢ Overpass protection bad, climatologist warns ¢ KU, LHS alumnus helping relief efforts ¢ Lions Club foundation offers storm victims aid ¢ City will study shelter requirements
Texas Legislature remains at standstill
May 14, 2003
More than 50 Texas Democrats spent their second day on the lam Tuesday at a Holiday Inn in Ardmore, Okla., beyond the reach of the law for now, in a standoff with Republicans over the redrawing of the state’s congressional districts.
Recipes for indian food
May 14, 2003
These recipes were submitted by Kansas University graduate student Sirisha Kodeboyina.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
May 14, 2003
Wagle’s actions insult to fairness
May 14, 2003
For weeks now, state Sen. Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, has carried on a crusade against Kansas University professor Dennis Dailey reminiscent of those of the late, unlamented U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy and his House of Un-American Activities Committee.
American League Roundup: Jeter returns; Yanks flogged
Shortstop back, but Angels continue mastery of New York
May 14, 2003
When Derek Jeter arrived to play his first game of the year at Yankee Stadium, the marquee read “World Champion Angels.”
KU students savor taste of Indian food
Dishes contain lots of spice
May 14, 2003
For the moment, Sirisha Kodeboyina and her roommates are eating exceptionally well. The mother of one of the Kansas University graduate students Kodeboyina shares an apartment with has come from India to spend about six weeks visiting her daughter, and she happens to be a wonderful cook.
Illinois lawmakers take aim at tongue-splitting
May 14, 2003
Ears with two, three, even five piercings are ancient history. Studs in tongues and navels are, for many, no big deal. And who doesn’t have a tattoo? These days, the attention-grabbing look is tongue-splitting: cutting the tongue to make it forked.
AG won’t investigate Dailey
Kline says probe of prof ‘not our role’
May 14, 2003
Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline said Tuesday that he would not investigate claims a Kansas University professor showed pornographic videos and harassed female students in a human sexuality class.
Tornado ‘lost and found’ services report scant activity
May 14, 2003
When tornadoes strike, they usually carry away more than roofs and siding from homes. Family photographs, papers and other personal items can get sucked into the swirling winds and carried for miles before being dumped in a field or someone’s back yard.
14 Cuban diplomats ordered out of U.S.
May 14, 2003
The Bush administration ordered the expulsion of 14 Cuban diplomats — seven from the United Nations and seven from Washington — for engaging in “inappropriate and unacceptable activities.”
Ruth B. Howard
May 14, 2003
Bush visits Mo. tornado victims
President reassures Pierce City couple federal aid will come soon
May 14, 2003
Weary from nearly nonstop work clearing tornado debris and battling depression about the uncertain future, Scott and Lynette Rector received personal assurances of help Tuesday from President Bush.
Pistons know it’s not easy to stop 76ers’ Iverson
May 14, 2003
Allen Iverson is tough to stop, even for Detroit’s defense. Now he’s making his teammates part of the show.
Daily ticker
May 14, 2003
Forsee steps in as Sprint chair
Esrey’s replacement appoints new management positions
May 14, 2003
Sprint Corp. chairman William T. Esrey stepped down Tuesday, handing the leadership position he had for more than a decade to new chief executive Gary Forsee, the company announced.
Search for AD on hold
KU’s quest to heat up after commencement
May 14, 2003
Pursuit of a new Kansas University athletic director is more or less on hold this week because of the numerous functions associated with commencement.
Kansas City bullpen blows late lead - Twins 4, Royals 2, 10 innings
May 14, 2003
Todd Sears has proven one thing in his short major league career — he can produce under pressure.
NBA Briefs
May 14, 2003
¢ Sonics guard Allen wins citizenship award ¢ Sloan agrees to return to coach through 2006 ¢ Sonics’ Forte accused of punching man ¢ Nowitzki, Bell fined
NBA Playoffs: Mavericks cruise; Spurs escape
May 14, 2003
Raja Bell was the unlikely hero for Dallas, which usually depends on its big three.
People
May 14, 2003
¢ Chong busted for glass ¢ Garner files for divorce ¢ Not enough Dylan fans ¢ Presley plays overseas
Changing the rules
May 14, 2003
City officials may not be playing by the rules in dealing with a proposed development by Wal-Mart.