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6News video: Man gets degree after leaving school in 1950
May 17, 2003
6News reports on 78 year old Joe Shephard who received his degree from the KU School of Business 53 years after leaving KU as a senior.
Judicial appointments worth fighting over
May 17, 2003
Would somebody please tell George W. Bush that he is not commander in chief of the judiciary? No matter how “hot” he looked in his flight suit, black robes require a cooler demeanor.
Move on, senator
May 17, 2003
Miniseries abridges Hitler’s formative years
May 17, 2003
When I was a child, I was hooked on Classics Illustrated comic books. They condensed great books like “Great Expectations” and “Caesar’s Conquests” into “Superman”-size portions.
Attacks may reflect al-Qaida aggression, U.S. official says
May 17, 2003
Al-Qaida is out to prove it is still a force, U.S. counterterrorism officials said Friday, suggesting the bombings in Saudi Arabia and terrorist threats in Africa and Asia are part of a coordinated effort to strike lightly defended targets.
Aggieville fire guts bar, shop
May 17, 2003
No one was injured Friday in a fire that destroyed a bar and jewelry shop in the Aggieville district near Kansas State University.
SARS prompts China to suspend overseas adoptions
May 17, 2003
Hundreds of Americans on the verge of adopting children from China are suddenly in limbo after Beijing’s decision to suspend foreign adoptions because of SARS.
Senior surveys fuel ideas at KU
May 17, 2003
When seniors speak, Kansas University listens. And when graduating students took a senior survey three years ago, the results showed a gradual dissatisfaction with recreational services on campus.
Kansas Baseball: KU can’t snag Big 12 berth against hapless KSU
May 17, 2003
Kansas University wasn’t worried about the emotions surrounding Kansas State’s final home baseball game of the season Friday.
Mayer: KU’s next AD? Just hire, baby
May 17, 2003
What’s this obsession Kansas University seems to have about landing a boffo, high-profile athletic director? You know, some kind of miraculous messiah?
Briefly
May 17, 2003
¢ Detroit: Authorities prepare to investigate mayor ¢ Washington, D.C.: Feds crack down on Internet crime ¢ California: Former president treated after dizzy spell ¢ Washington, D.C.: National Guard announces consolidation ¢ Iowa: Kerry proposes $80 billion health plan
People
May 17, 2003
¢ Gates, Brokaw skip out on bill ¢ A kinder, gentler Ventura debuts ¢ It’s a girl for ‘Pretty Baby’ star ¢ Jackson seeks secret deposition
Reunion show among weekend offerings
May 17, 2003
Lawrence natives Billy and Tim Ebeling reunite this weekend to play their first joint gig in years at Stu’s Midtown Tavern, 925 Iowa. Here’s a look at what else is going on:
Team effort
May 17, 2003
Now’s the time for KU and KSU to rally, stick together and win a vital war. People such as Kansas State University President Jon Wefald and Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway cannot be blamed if they sound like broken records to some who have followed higher education financing.
American League Roundup: Twins trounce White Sox
Minnesota cruises to 18-3 triumph
May 17, 2003
The Minnesota Twins took out the frustration of a 14-inning loss on their biggest rival, the Chicago White Sox.
National League Roundup: Drew comes through for Cards
Outfielder’s two-run home run estimated at 514 feet in St. Louis’ victory
May 17, 2003
Ignoring a sore knee and ailing back, J.D. Drew hit one of the longest home runs ever at Busch Stadium.
KU class builds futuristic new home
May 17, 2003
The new house at 1718 Atherton Court doesn’t look at all like its neighbors. But that doesn’t bother Constance Frazier, who will live there soon.
Brady sweeps Daytime Emmy talk awards
As the World Turns’ wins top soap
May 17, 2003
Wayne Brady, who took over Rosie O’Donnell’s time slot across much of the country and her role as a breezy entertainer, won two Daytime Emmys for his rookie talk show Friday.
Countdown to graduation
Determined grad student achieves ‘high-flying’ goals
May 17, 2003
Jelica Ristic remembers the exact moment when she decided to study in the United States.
128th Preakness: Keep on the Funny Cide
Derby winner should thrive at wet Pimlico
May 17, 2003
The Kentucky Derby winner likes a sloppy track. So, Funny Cide should be in great shape when he tries to take the next step toward becoming the first Triple Crown winner in a quarter-century.
LHS-Manhattan soccer washed by weather
May 17, 2003
Friday night’s scheduled make-up of the Lawrence High-Manhattan soccer game had to be canceled because of wet conditions.
Commencement a time to evaluate how university stacks up
May 17, 2003
Commencement time at any school offers an opportunity for school officials, as well as any other interested individuals, to review the accomplishments or shortcomings of the school and think about the future.
Tax bill cracks down on corporate misconduct
May 17, 2003
Senators used a tax bill to firmly scold corporate America for the excesses and misconduct of the stock market’s boom years, voting to crack down on shelters and curb executive misdeeds.
Beltran key to club’s future
May 17, 2003
The Royals’ direction would be so much clearer if they just stunk. General manager Allard Baird would trade center fielder Carlos Beltran, the youth movement would be accelerated, and the team might be interesting by, oh, 2005.
Canizares takes one-shot lead at National
Watson three back at Champions event in K.C.
May 17, 2003
Jose Maria Canizares birdied the first three holes and finished with a 3-under-par 69 Friday to take the opening-round lead at the Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am.
Billups takes over in OT - Pistons 93, 76ers 89, OT
Detroit eliminates Philadelphia; New Jersey on tap
May 17, 2003
Chauncey Billups’ shooting touch was as good as his prediction. “During the timeout before overtime, I told them, ‘I’m about to take this game over,’” said Billups, who scored nine of his 28 points in overtime to lead Detroit to a series-ending 93-89 victory Friday night over Philadelphia.
NHL Western Conference Finals: Mighty Ducks’ magic run continues
May 17, 2003
More magic in Anaheim: The Mighty Ducks are in the Stanley Cup finals.
NASCAR: Elliott wins pole again
Driver claims top spot in all-star event for record fifth time
May 17, 2003
Bill Elliott put his fear of speeding down pit road aside Friday night, just in time to earn the pole for NASCAR’s all-star race a record fifth time.
Message of healing
Lawrence pastor preaches to thousands in Brazilian church
May 17, 2003
A two-week trip to minister at a Brazilian church gave the Rev. Daniel Nicholson a radical shift of perspective.
Around and about
May 17, 2003
Engagements
May 17, 2003
Putin speech focuses on Chechnya, economy
May 17, 2003
Casting an eye toward re-election next year, President Vladimir Putin confidently predicted Friday that Russia would defeat rebels in Chechnya and said Russia must stimulate its flagging economy if it is to play a more influential role in the world.
Blue Jays batter numerous Royals pitchers in 18-1 laugher
May 17, 2003
A wet field kept the Toronto Blue Jays from taking batting practice Friday night. So they took it out on the Kansas City pitchers.
Sorenstam’s participation misguided
May 17, 2003
Vijay Singh was right about one thing: Annika Sorenstam has no business teeing it up with the boys.
Joy ride leads police to suspect
7-year-old commandeers truck whose owner was wanted in alleged scams
May 17, 2003
When a 7-year-old Douglas County girl drove a truck into a creek Wednesday, she set into motion a chain of events that led to the arrest of a man suspected of being a scam artist.
Fulton breaks LHS marks
Senior sprinter sets 100-, 200-meter records; FSHS girls first at league meet
May 17, 2003
After setting a school record in his first meet this season, Lawrence High senior sprinter Chris Fulton had been slow to increase his 100-meter standard.
Baseball makeup canceled
LHS-FSHS rematch finally ruined by rain
May 17, 2003
If it wasn’t one thing, it was another with the scheduled second meeting this spring between the Free State High and Lawrence High baseball teams.
Singh surges into Nelson lead
Second straight 65 good for one-stroke advantage
May 17, 2003
Vijay Singh is back to getting attention for his play on the golf course instead of his comments about Annika Sorenstam.
Kansas golfers struggle at regional
May 17, 2003
Only the top 10 golf teams in the NCAA Men’s Central Regional will advance to the NCAA Tournament after today’s third and final round.
KU track headed to Big 12
May 17, 2003
Kansas University’s men’s and women’s track teams will be shooting for first-division finishes in the Big 12 Outdoor championships today through Monday at Texas University’s Meyers Stadium.
Bush starts re-election campaign
May 17, 2003
President Bush filed papers Friday that formally launch his campaign for re-election, an effort that effectively began the day he declared victory in Iraq from the deck of a home-bound aircraft carrier.
Aangeenbrug services
May 17, 2003
Alberta F. Copeland
May 17, 2003
Emerson John Ott
May 17, 2003
Williams services
May 17, 2003
Teens charged with battery in high school hazing
May 17, 2003
Fifteen suburban Chicago teenagers were charged with misdemeanor battery Friday for their alleged part in a videotaped hazing in which high school girls were beaten and showered with filth.
Smuggling incident claims 19th victim
May 17, 2003
The death toll from this week’s botched smuggling attempt reached 19 Friday when an immigrant died at a hospital, two days after being pulled out of a stifling semitrailer.
Senator blasts Ethics Commission for fines
May 17, 2003
Sen. David Haley says he was singled out by the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission for an investigation that resulted in a $1,500 fine for failure to report finances properly.
Fitting tribute
May 17, 2003
American values?
May 17, 2003
Procession to kick off ceremony
May 17, 2003
Kansas University will conduct its 131st commencement ceremony Sunday at Memorial Stadium.
Commencement Schedule
May 17, 2003
Here’s a look at Kansas University commencement events.
Teacher challenges federal law for schools
May 17, 2003
The federal No Child Left Behind Act is unconstitutional because it places unattainable demands on teachers, a lawsuit filed by a middle school teacher claims.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
May 17, 2003
Federal chemical weapons charges filed against Independence, Mo., chemist
May 17, 2003
An Independence, Mo., man has been charged in federal court with possessing a chemical weapon, but prosecutors on Friday would not say what they think he planned to do with the potassium cyanide he is accused of keeping.
Emergency officials learn from scripted attack
May 17, 2003
Deluged with mock plague victims in a national bioterrorism drill, medical teams were ready to treat the living but stumped by the dead.
Legislative rebellion ends as Texas Democrats return to work
May 17, 2003
Fifty-five fugitive Democrats returned to the Texas Capitol in triumph Friday after thwarting a Republican redistricting bill by running off to Oklahoma for nearly a week.
Thousands of U.S. airport screeners hired without background checks
May 17, 2003
About 22,000 of the 55,000 airport screeners hired by the government haven’t undergone criminal background checks, the chairman of the House Transportation aviation subcommittee said Friday.
6News video: Chancellor dishes out harsh criticism for Senator Wagle
May 17, 2003
6News report on the KU Chancellors speech to the Distinguished Award Citation winners.
Brewers downplay strikeout record
May 17, 2003
Strikeouts by the bunches are nothing new to the Milwaukee Brewers’ free-swinging, light-hitting lineup.
Royals demote Wilson, call pitcher Gilfillan
May 17, 2003
The Kansas City Royals tried to upgrade their beleaguered bullpen Friday by purchasing the contract of right-hander Jason Gilfillan from Triple-A Omaha and optioning righty Kris Wilson to the minors.
K.C. helps Brett celebrate 50th birthday
May 17, 2003
Big No. 5 has turned the big 5-0. Twenty-seven years after he won his first batting championship and became known as “the kid at third base,” Hall of Famer George Brett’s happy, robust life reached a half century Thursday, which he spent — naturally — in front of a big crowd watching a sporting event.
6News video: Boothe enters not guilty plea
May 17, 2003
6News reports on Raymond Boothes’ arraignment.
Lakers expect many moves after being eliminated early
L.A. GM Kupchak: There will be more changes than in years past
May 17, 2003
Phil Jackson is feeling good about his own health, as well as the future of the Los Angeles Lakers.
NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Senators’ right side struggling
May 17, 2003
After shutting down Joe Thornton in the first round and Vincent Lecavalier in the second, the New Jersey Devils are stifling perhaps the best right side in hockey.
6News video: Crossing guards on list of possible program cuts
May 17, 2003
6News reports on the news that crossing guards are on a list of possible program cuts to make up for the budget deficit.
Doctrinal debate divides ultra-Orthodox section
May 17, 2003
Sabbath morning services ended, and thousands of black-clad men in round fur hats and prayer shawls streamed out of synagogues.
Spirituality
May 17, 2003
¢ Theologians show support for same-sex couples ¢ Poll: Catholic approval for bishops drops ¢ Bishop installed for Mid-Atlantic region ¢ Gospel singer to head arts center in Alabama
FCE and 4-H news
May 17, 2003
6News video: The Screen Scene
May 17, 2003
After four years of parodies and ripoffs, fans of “The Matrix” can finally experience the official sequel. And the wait was worth it .. sort of. “The Matrix Reloaded” finds Keanu Reeves and cohorts again trying to rid humanity of the mechanical oppressors that have deceived them via a false reality.
6News video: KU grad, Nobel prize winner speaks at graduation ceremony
May 17, 2003
6News reports on Dr. Vernon Smiths’ speech at the KU School of Business graduation.
Graduates face tough job market
May 17, 2003
Clay Auttonberry assumed earning a bachelor’s degree in management and finance would land him a job. He just didn’t think it would mean working at the same restaurant that employed him while he went to Delta State University
KU employment official says experience will pay off
May 17, 2003
Should have taken that internship. That may be the thought some Kansas University graduates have as they walk down Campanile Hill Sunday as part of the university’s commencement ceremonies.
6Sports video: Firebirds to host first round of regionals
May 17, 2003
6Sports reports on the Free State Firebirds’ baseball team.
Wyandotte County OKs plan for casino
$170 million facility near Kansas Speedway still needs to win state, federal approval
May 17, 2003
The local government has approved a $170 million proposal to bring a tribal casino to Wyandotte County.
Military news
May 17, 2003
Prices decline in April
Stores face lackluster sales
May 17, 2003
Lower prices for energy, cars and clothes drove consumer costs down in April by the largest amount in 18 months, underscoring Federal Reserve anxiety about the possibility of a destabilizing decline.
Gays, lesbians making gains in workplace
May 17, 2003
The number of U.S. employers offering health insurance benefits to same-sex domestic partners rose by 16 percent last year, according to a study released Friday by the nation’s largest gay and lesbian organization.
Western Conference Semifinals: Game 7 fitting end in series of thrillers
Mavs, Kings to clash for final time tonight
May 17, 2003
The second-round playoff series between Sacramento and Dallas has provided everything from impressive romps to thrillers decided in regulation and double overtime.
Wedding
May 17, 2003
Club news
May 17, 2003
Scouting news
May 17, 2003
On the record
May 17, 2003
Legislators divided on future of Sunday liquor sales bill
May 17, 2003
Some lawmakers say Wyandotte County’s approval of holiday liquor sales could prompt a conclusion to the Sunday sales debate in the Legislature.
Business Briefcase
May 17, 2003
¢ Boeing says it will build jetliner in United States ¢ Access to capital: Business center to offer commercial loan seminar ¢ Price fixing: Cigarette makers settle lawsuit with farmers ¢ Manufacturing: Del Monte estimates earnings will fall short
Daily Ticker
May 17, 2003
Area briefs
May 17, 2003
¢ Police investigate city’s report of missing funds ¢ Two dissertation writers to be honored today ¢ Boating safety in focus at annual ‘extravaganza’
Faces and places
May 17, 2003
Anniversaries
May 17, 2003
Westar raises campaign-finance questions
Internal report’s authors say utility may have broken federal law with contributions to congressional candidates
May 17, 2003
Political contributions made to federal candidates by former Westar Energy Inc. executives may have been illegal, according to an investigative report commissioned by the company.
Criminals released by Saddam blamed for lawlessness in Iraq
May 17, 2003
A few months before the war, Saddam Hussein freed some 100,000 prisoners, most of them hardened criminals.
Father pleads innocent in slaying
May 17, 2003
A man accused of stabbing his 11-year-old son and leaving the developmentally disabled boy to die on the Kansas Turnpike pleaded innocent Friday.
Chancellor’s annual speech pays homage to academic freedom
May 17, 2003
Drawing subtle parallels Friday between state Sen. Susan Wagle, Josef Stalin’s Russia and McCarthyism, Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway said academic freedom must be rigorously defended.
Society Calendar
May 17, 2003
Sweet smell of perfume could land wife in prison
Husband claims sensitivity to fragrances
May 17, 2003
When Lynda Taylor put on perfume and lit scented candles throughout the house, it wasn’t romance she had on her mind. It was spite, police say.
Racism charge is misplaced
May 17, 2003
Hitting a low point in what was once — long, long ago — a proud career, Jesse Jackson raised the specter of George Wallace to protest a new injustice in Alabama: the hiring of an eminently talented white head football coach at the University of Alabama.
Briefly
May 17, 2003
¢ Venezuela: Economic woes prevent Miss Universe entry ¢ Zimbabwe: Authorities ignore order, deport U.S. journalist ¢ Paris: Officials request end to American ‘lies’ ¢ Spain: $2.3 billion lawsuit filed in oil spill disaster ¢ Indonesia: Rebels threaten to abandon talks
Briefly
May 17, 2003
¢ South Carolina: 3 dead in bank robbery ¢ Texas: Stepfather gets prison term for using stun gun ¢ California: Dad faces charges in baby’s death ¢ Philadelphia: Fingertip-gnawer pleads guilty to fraud ¢ Oklahoma: Army impersonator admits false claim
Pared proposal
May 17, 2003
Tornadoes, hail ravage parts of S.W. Kansas
May 17, 2003
A day after at least one tornado hit this southwest Kansas town, officials on Friday said timely warnings prevented any deaths or injuries.
Prize changes economist’s life
May 17, 2003
Vernon Smith’s career went into hyperspeed last fall after he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics.
Religion Briefs
May 17, 2003
Briefly
May 17, 2003
¢ Replacement documents free for storm victims ¢ Education: KU awards scholarship in memory of student ¢ Kansas University: Business school honors deceased developer
Briefly
May 17, 2003
¢ Kentucky: Judge revokes bond for murder suspects ¢ Connecticut: Psychology experiment ends in students’ arrest ¢ Maine: Fire damage kills millions of salmon
Briefly
May 17, 2003
¢ Jerusalem: Palestinian official resigns after exclusion from summit ¢ Vatican City: Poles nears 83rd birthday ¢ Congo: Rival factions sign peace deal ¢ Florida: Baby sitter charged in death loses custody of own children