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Patterson poised to take Auburn-Washburn position
May 20, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 2:54 p.m.) Lawrence High School’s outgoing principal is on the verge of landing a new job closer to home. Dick Patterson, who has lived in Topeka during his nine years at LHS, said he expected to be hired in June as principal of the Auburn-Washburn school district’s alternative high school program.
Murguia to speak at junior college commencement
May 20, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 11:36 a.m.) A Kansas University administrator with family ties to the Kansas City area will give the commencement address Wednesday night at Kansas City Kansas Community Junior College.
GOP gains strength in North Carolina
May 20, 2003
John Edwards, North Carolina’s freshman Democratic senator and peripatetic presidential candidate, has a problem. It is North Carolina.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
May 20, 2003
Business Briefcase
May 20, 2003
¢ Greenspan launches learning campaign ¢ Auto Industry: Ford wins lawsuit involving rollovers ¢ Health Care: Colon cancer treatment sends stock soaring ¢ Manufacturing: Steel company files for Chapter 11 protection
American League Roundup: Yankees win showdown
Red Sox fall, 7-3, in battle for first in AL East
May 20, 2003
The New York Yankees broke out of their slump — for one inning, at least.
Dallas enjoys charity case
Mavericks make 49 of 50 free throws, trip Spurs
May 20, 2003
The Dallas Mavericks missed their first free throw and made their final 49. Yep, 49 in a row.
Spezza, Senators stay alive against Devils
May 20, 2003
Rookie Jason Spezza produced when Ottawa needed him most, allowing the Senators to stay alive in the playoffs.
Sorenstam greeted by media throng
All eyes on Annika’s arrival at Colonial
May 20, 2003
Annika Sorenstam arrived on the PGA Tour through the back gate Monday.
On the record
May 20, 2003
Area briefs
May 20, 2003
¢ School of Engineering awards top seniors ¢ ROTC commissions 15 KU graduates ¢ Two Baker professors receive teaching awards ¢ Walk offers information about native plants ¢ Memorial Day festivities planned in Leavenworth ¢ Cosmosphere announces dates for space camps
Briefly
May 20, 2003
¢ Arkansas City: Police seek identity of fire victim ¢ Wichita: Salvation Army to close rehabilitation center ¢ Wichita: Tax preparer convicted for fraudulent returns
Briefly
May 20, 2003
¢ Liberal: Sebelius seeks aid for southwest Kansas ¢ Washington, D.C.: Federal assistance extended to 2 counties
Briefly
May 20, 2003
¢ Burn rules on hold ¢ Treasurer named for Wakarusa Township ¢ Site plans approved
Kurtis recalls ‘66 tornado for library
May 20, 2003
It’s been nearly 37 years since television newsman Bill Kurtis shouted his urgent on-air appeal, “For God’s sake, take cover.”
6News video: Proposed Wal-Mart seeing more trouble
May 20, 2003
6News reports on the new problems facing a proposed Wal-Mart at the intersection of 6th and Wakarusa Streets.
6News video: Douglas County commissioners to wait on school nursing funds
May 20, 2003
6News reports on the Douglas County commissioners decision to wait to give funds to the school nursing program.
6News video: Farmland sells 180-acres to local developement company
May 20, 2003
6News reports on the sale of part of the Farmland property to a Lawrence development company.
So much good TV tonight, so little time
May 20, 2003
If you only watch television one night this year, you’d better tune in this evening. It’s easily the most exciting and over-programmed night of the year.
States take new look at open records
May 20, 2003
For the second year running, state legislators worried about terrorists are seeking to revise open government laws, conducting a piecemeal but wide-ranging examination of the states’ freedom of information measures.
Researcher wants chimps in human genus
May 20, 2003
Chimpanzees are more closely related to people than to gorillas or other primates and probably should be included in the human branch of the family tree, a research team says.
Walter Wayne DuQuoin
May 20, 2003
KU loses aide
DeCosta takes head-coaching job
May 20, 2003
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington is looking for a new assistant coach after Pam DeCosta was named head coach at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.
Big East commissioner blasts plan
Move by Miami to ACC would be ‘disastrous blow to intercollegiate athletics’
May 20, 2003
Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese won’t let his conference fade away without a fight.
WorldCom offers $500 million
Long-distance company’s settlement proposal called ‘slap on the wrist’
May 20, 2003
WorldCom Inc., the long-distance giant accused of falsifying its books by $11 billion in the biggest accounting scandal in U.S. history, agreed Monday to pay investors $500 million to settle civil fraud charges.
Farmland sells 180-acre plot
Lawrence development group hopes to build homes, grocery
May 20, 2003
A group led by Lawrence developer Doug Compton has won court approval of a $5.8 million deal to buy 180 acres of prime development ground from Farmland Industries Inc.
County may contest company’s future deals
May 20, 2003
Douglas County commissioners didn’t attempt to block Farmland Industries’ sale of 180 acres to a Lawrence developer last week, but they may attempt to do so with future sales by the bankrupt company.
Fight Castro with free speech
May 20, 2003
As someone who often agrees with actor-activist Danny Glover but who also wishes that Fidel Castro would go into long-overdue retirement, I was disappointed to see the star of “Lethal Weapon” sign a recent letter in support of the Bearded One.
Al-Qaida bombings backfire
May 20, 2003
Although the terrorist bombings here killed dozens of innocent people, the true targets were Saudi Arabia’s royal family and its economic and security relationship with the rest of the world.
Rain, lightning make Lions wait
Lawrence High in position to win interrupted Class 6A golf regional
May 20, 2003
When another round of lightning hit at 7:40 p.m. Monday, Free State High coach Jack Schreiner had had enough.
Street life’ books attract young readers
May 20, 2003
Jose Perez wasn’t interested in books as a child. They were boring, hard to understand. They didn’t speak to him the way rap and hip-hop did.
Sprint, KU celebrate partnership, patent
Collaboration produces fiber-optics advance
May 20, 2003
Kansas University’s Information and Telecommunication Technology Center celebrated the 10-year anniversary of a partnership with Sprint Corp. Monday by announcing the collaboration has produced its third patented discovery.
Shirley defends Big 12 title
May 20, 2003
Benaud Shirley wasn’t happy with his performance, but it was hard to argue with the results.
Briefly
May 20, 2003
¢ Washington, D.C.: New terror attacks expected ¢ California: Poll: Smaller tax cut, more state aid favored ¢ Washington, D.C.: Press secretary resigns ¢ Ireland: Government crackdown on alcohol ads planned
A.G.’s driver has prior convictions
Kline’s nephew, hired for newly created job, on probation for marijuana possession
May 20, 2003
Atty. Gen. Phill Kline’s nephew, who serves as his driver and personal assistant, is on probation for marijuana possession, according to a background check by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
Nets searching for scoring touch
Detroit down despite slowing New Jersey
May 20, 2003
The New Jersey Nets had never won a game with so few points, a record they don’t want to break again anytime soon.
Soccer Regionals: City squads begin trek toward state berth
May 20, 2003
All three city girls high school soccer teams will begin regional competition today with two of the schools — Lawrence High and Seabury Academy — facing formidable tasks.
City faces bleak budget forecast
May 20, 2003
A big tax increase. Deep cuts to services. Or a little bit of both. Those are the options facing the Lawrence City Commission, which opened three days of budget hearings Monday.
People
May 20, 2003
¢ Oprah extends her show ¢ Singer arrested for drugs ¢ Bachelor makes his choice ¢ New Jersey seeks band aid
City Baseball: Firebirds, LHS vie for state berth
May 20, 2003
Odds are, a Lawrence team is going to the Class 6A state baseball tournament. Whether it’s Free State or Lawrence High is anyone’s guess.
Briefly
May 20, 2003
¢ Kansas University: Dailey draws support from more faculty ¢ Education: LHS students in top 10 at international contest ¢ Theater: Performers touring area elementary schools
Briefly
May 20, 2003
¢ Topeka: Hit-and-run kills walker
Pentagon steps up spy technology
May 20, 2003
Watch your step! The Pentagon is developing a radar-based device that can identify people by the way they walk, for use in a new antiterrorist surveillance system.
6a Tennis Regional: Weather postpones play
May 20, 2003
After more than one delay because of inclement weather Monday, officials postponed the Kansas 6A Tennis Regional at Kossover Tennis Center, and will resume this morning.
NFL playoff expansion on agenda
Owners to discuss increasing field to 14 teams
May 20, 2003
When NFL owners think about expanding the playoffs, they don’t see a dilution of the product. They see two more postseason games, two more sold-out stadiums and two more television dates.
Nelson out at Lawrence High
Lions soccer coach resigns after teaching position terminated
May 20, 2003
He doesn’t like to think about it, but today could be Keith Nelson’s last game as the Lawrence High soccer coach.
Intruder makes off with art student’s ‘girl’
May 20, 2003
A Kansas University art student is handing out fliers in an attempt to find the intruder who stole his masterpiece: a painting of a nude woman looking in a mirror.
Westar memos ‘a smoking gun’
Former execs tried to buy influence in Congress with campaign contributions
May 20, 2003
Former top managers of Westar Energy Inc. took a special interest last year in a congressional race in southeastern Alabama.
Praeger seeks rules to handing over state’s car keys
Insurance commissioner finds bad driving records behind employee wrecks
May 20, 2003
More than a third of state employees who have been at fault in accidents involving state-owned vehicles have problem driving records, State Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger reported Monday.
County officials divided on helping school nurse program
May 20, 2003
Douglas County commissioners aren’t about to write a $1 million check for nursing programs in public schools — at least not without a detailed study of the plan’s necessity and its communitywide implications.
George Newton Chaffin
May 20, 2003
McLouth residents proud of really rocky road
May 20, 2003
Nature has left behind a reminder of the last ice age embedded in the middle of a residential street in this northeast Kansas town.
6News video: City budget conferences begin
May 20, 2003
6News reports on the beginning of city budget conferences to set out next years budget.
Veterinarian prepares for flying competition
May 20, 2003
After a little bit of tweaking to his single-engine RV-3, veterinarian Bob Vasey believes he’ll be ready for the Experimental Aviation Assn.’s AirVenture Cup.
Boy Scout oversees disposal of community’s U.S. flags
May 20, 2003
Andrew Holmes was looking for an idea for an Eagle Scout project when his father suggested gathering tattered U.S. flags and properly disposing of them.
Oskaloosa baseball falls to Effingham
May 20, 2003
The Oskaloosa High baseball team didn’t fare well Monday, losing 13-1 to Anderson County at its Class 4A regional. The game ended after five innings because of the run rule.
Pleasant Ridge upends Wellsville baseball
May 20, 2003
Wellsville High grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning, but Pleasant Ridge rallied for five runs and beat the Eagles, 5-3, Monday at its Class 4A baseball regional.
U.S. reaffirms support for Philippines
May 20, 2003
President Bush and Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Monday pledged expanded collaboration in their campaigns against terrorism, as the White House promised more than $95 million in military aid and a new deployment of U.S. forces to help defeat Muslim rebel groups in the Philippines.
Federal court restores campaign finance limits
May 20, 2003
A three-judge federal panel Monday suspended enforcement of its May 2 ruling that struck down or modified key provisions of the nation’s new campaign finance law, effectively restoring the law as the legal ground rules for political fund-raising until the Supreme Court decides if the measure is constitutional.
Stocks slide on weak dollar, profit-taking
Dow drops 185 points
May 20, 2003
Wall Street suffered its biggest decline in nearly two months Monday as investors grew nervous that a declining dollar would dampen foreign investment in the United States. The Dow Jones industrials slid 185 points.
Economic indicator up slightly
May 20, 2003
A widely watched gauge of the U.S. economy Monday gave little evidence of the postwar bounce many had been hoping for, contributing to the biggest drop by the Dow in nearly two months.
6News video: Centennial parent, teachers remember schools history
May 20, 2003
6News reports on the thoughts of former Centennial teachers and a parent as Centennial Elementary prepares to close its doors.
A strong finish
May 20, 2003
The chancellor went on offense — and had some fun — in two major speeches this weekend.
Take it slow
May 20, 2003
Learn the law
May 20, 2003
May tornadoes may be costliest ever, trade group says
May 20, 2003
The tornadoes that ravaged portions of the Midwest and the South in early May could be the costliest ever for U.S. insurers, an insurance group said Monday.
Gas prices dip nationwide but rise in Lawrence
May 20, 2003
Gasoline prices nationwide dropped more than 2 cents during the past two weeks, but the steady decline since March could be slowing or coming to an end, an industry analyst said.
6Sports video: Lisher to stay at Free State
May 20, 2003
6Sports reports on the news that Free State High football coach Bob Lisher will be staying in Lawrence.
River water settlement approved
U.S. Supreme Court upholds no payment for Kansas
May 20, 2003
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday approved the settlement of a long-running dispute between Nebraska and Kansas about the use of water from the Republican River.
Smoking rebuttal
May 20, 2003
Brownback uses dissidents’ help to gain support for bill pushing democratic Iran
May 20, 2003
It was years before Roya Sepehrrad could speak of being tortured in an Iranian prison, but even as she fought back tears, her voice rang out in a cramped Capitol room.
6Sports video: Regional golf delayed five times
May 20, 2003
6Sports reports on the standings at the 6A regional golf tournament.
6Sports video: Williams back in town
May 20, 2003
6Sports reports on former KU head coach Roy Williams’ play in the KGA Senior Fourball championships at Lawrence Country Club.
6Sports video: ‘Hawks snag first trip to Big 12 tournament
May 20, 2003
6Sports reports on the thoughts of some KU baseball players on their upcoming trip to the Big 12 tournament.
Field day fun suits everyone
Outdoor play just in time for summer
May 20, 2003
Prom might be what graduates most remember about school, but for those who haven’t received their diploma yet, field day evokes memories of frolic and freeze tag.
Riverside students try school ‘20s-style
May 20, 2003
Fourth- and fifth-graders from Riverside School went on a field trip back in time to the 1920s, attending a one-room schoolhouse at the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka.
Review: 2 Skinnee J’s rock Lawrence
May 20, 2003
The smoke swirled in the lights overhead, and the crowd erupted as 2 Skinnee J’s made its way on the stage.
National League Roundup: Cardinals’ Morris masters Cubs
May 20, 2003
Matt Morris made really quick work of the Chicago Cubs Monday.
Baseball Briefs
May 20, 2003
¢ Hitting coach Ward fired by White Sox ¢ Karsay to have shoulder surgery ¢ Phillies’ Cormier will appeal fine
Roy-signed basketball sells
Family’s unwanted memorabilia fetches $355 on eBay
May 20, 2003
It’s outta here! Brian Hoffman sold his one-of-a-kind basketball — autographed by former Kansas University men’s basketball coach Roy Williams and former North Carolina coach Dean Smith — on eBay, the online auction service, for $355.
6News video: Parole hearing near for man responsible for brutal Lawrence murder
May 20, 2003
John William, convicted of killing nine-year-old Richard Settlemyre of Lawrence in 1988, is eligible for parole. Lawrence police are opposed to his release.
Ramsey’s perfect game leads Ottawa to win
May 20, 2003
Monday in Ottawa was all about Megan. Freshman pitcher Megan Ramsey pitched a perfect game, leading Ottawa High’s softball team to a 5-0 victory Monday against Anderson County.
Two Cyclone golfers qualify for state
May 20, 2003
Jarod Sigmund and Justin Griest of Ottawa High qualified Monday for the Class 4A state golf tournament during the 4A regional at Ottawa Country Club.
Baldwin softball thumps Burlington
May 20, 2003
The Baldwin High softball squad won its first game at its Class 4A regional Monday, beating Burlington 13-1 in five innings because of the 10-run rule.
Roy returns for KGA
Williams, Buxton in third at Senior Fourball
May 20, 2003
When Roy Williams plays golf — and North Carolina’s men’s basketball coach plays as much as possible this time of year — he carries his clubs in a Kansas University bag, protecting his sticks with Tar Heel head covers.
Lisher picks Free State over Lone Star State
Firebird football coach turns down offer to join Wier’s Richland (Texas) High staff as defensive coordinator
May 20, 2003
Twice in his life, Free State High football coach Bob Lisher struggled mightily with accepting a new coaching position at a different school. Three times was one too many.
Woodling: Jayhawks take step forward
Postseason berth nice in Price’s first season
May 20, 2003
Just a decade ago, Kansas University made its first and only appearance in the College World Series. Then, after one more quality season, KU baseball more or less dropped off the map.
Rains are welcome, but drought persists
Monday’s ‘slow, steady’ showers should help crops
May 20, 2003
The gardeners at Sunrise Garden Center don’t need experts to tell them northeast Kansas is still in a drought.
Nichols to enter plea on murder charges
Defense will argue for case dismissal
May 20, 2003
When Terry Nichols enters a plea to 162 state murder charges for the Oklahoma City bombing, his attorneys will prepare the legal argument they say is the heart of the case — whether Nichols can get a fair trial in Oklahoma.
Daily Ticker
May 20, 2003
Maine drug program gets Supreme Court go-ahead
State hopes to lower prices for elderly, uninsured
May 20, 2003
The Supreme Court dealt a defeat to the drug industry Monday, ruling that a state may try to force companies to lower prices on prescription medications for the poor and uninsured.