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$10,000 ‘Bobs’ Award’ goes to first-grade teacher
May 21, 2003
(Web Posted Wednesday at 2:44 p.m.) Kathy Rathbun, a first-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Elementary School, was named the recipient Wednesday of “The Bobs’ Award,” a teaching excellence honor that includes a $10,000 check.
Teachers honored with city ‘Excellence in Education’ award
May 21, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 12:34 p.m.) Two teachers are among Lawrence’s best. George “Skip” Bennet, a language arts teacher at Southwest Junior High, and Jane Imber, a librarian, of Quail Run elementary school, are the newest recipients of the mayor’s “Excellence in Education” award.
6Sports video: Firebirds knock Lions out of running for state title
May 21, 2003
6Sports reports on the 6A regional baseball tournament game between the Lawrence High Lions and the Free State Firebirds.
6Sports video: Firebirds move on to meet Lions in regional action
May 21, 2003
6Sports reports on the Free State Firebirds first game against the Leavenworth Pioneers in the 6A regional baseball tournament.
Former student, teacher recall East Heights’ memories
May 21, 2003
6News reports on a former East Heights student and teacher as they recall their time at the school.
Next stop: State - Free State 5, Lawrence High 1
FSHS wins baseball regional championship
May 21, 2003
On a team loaded with seniors, a sophomore played the biggest role in Free State High’s first regional title.
Lions win individual, team titles
LHS golf team cruises, Fulbright snags medal
May 21, 2003
Twenty hours of waiting was worth it for Lawrence High’s boys golf team.
Sorenstam eager for opportunity
Female golfer all business at Colonial practice round
May 21, 2003
Annika Sorenstam marched to the first tee and quickly removed her rain jacket, like a fighter taking off a robe after stepping into the ring.
NBA Playoffs: Nets rally past Pistons again, 88-86
May 21, 2003
Down 11 points early in the fourth quarter, New Jersey was in dire need of offense from somebody — anybody.
Four-run 8th inning dooms K.C.- Mariners 7, Royals 4
May 21, 2003
Randy Winn hit a two-run homer, and Bret Boone and Mike Cameron doubled off the wall as Seattle scored four times in the eighth inning to beat Kansas City, 7-4, Tuesday night.
Villanueva to visit UConn unofficially
May 21, 2003
Charlie Villanueva, a 6-foot-9 forward from Blair Academy in New Jersey, will make an unofficial recruiting trip Thursday to Connecticut.
Ex-Jayhawk Boschee signs with Cagerz
May 21, 2003
Former Kansas basketball guard Jeff Boschee has joined the USBL’s Kansas Cagerz, a pro basketball team in Salina.
O-North soccer blanks Lawrence High
May 21, 2003
After the Class 6A regional girls soccer game between Lawrence High and Olathe North, it was hard to tell which team had won.
Regional Tennis: Lions’ Elwell champion
May 21, 2003
Lawrence High will send a regional champion to the state tennis tournament, and Free State will send a regional runner-up and a doubles team.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ fires up grill, goes beyond ordinary burgers
May 21, 2003
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “The Grilling Season Begins With Burgers.” Host Jayni Carey will prepare the following recipes, which would make great dishes for the Memorial Day weekend.
S.C. pardons James Brown
May 21, 2003
James Brown had plenty of reason to feel good on Tuesday as South Carolina officials pardoned the soul legend for his past crimes in that state.
6News video: Former student, teacher recall East Heights’ memories
May 21, 2003
6News reports on a former East Heights student and teacher as they recall their time at the school.
6News video: County commissioners working on plan to clean up Lone Star Lake
May 21, 2003
6News reports on a plan in the works to clean up sewage in Lone Star Lake.
LHS principal in line for new job
May 21, 2003
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.
Area briefs
May 21, 2003
¢ Student body president names executive staff ¢ Museum to mark ‘memory session’ ¢ Firefighters, Aquila to team up for safety
6News video: Quail Run music teacher to retire after 19 years in Lawrence
May 21, 2003
6News reports on the retirement of Quail Run music teacher Jane Boberg after 19 years of teaching in Lawrence.
Vegetable oil fuels cross-country bus trip
May 21, 2003
A group of college students has set out on a post-finals cross-country road trip that is going to smell a lot like french fries.
Syria closes offices of Palestinian groups
May 21, 2003
Doorbells and phones went unanswered at the Damascus offices of Palestinian militant groups the United States accuses of terrorism.
Palestinian assures Bush of peace commitment
May 21, 2003
President Bush made a direct appeal Tuesday to new Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas to clamp down on terror attacks against Israel while also reassuring Abbas that the United States still intends to help create a Palestinian state in 2005.
Robert Quinn Rohde
May 21, 2003
Claude G. Summerville
May 21, 2003
Palestinians protest against Islamic militants
May 21, 2003
Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated Tuesday after a five-day Israeli invasion damaged farms and buildings, but in a rare twist, their wrath was directed at Palestinian militants for inviting the attack by firing rockets from their property.
Minnie Alice Holladay Ruff
May 21, 2003
George W. Kreye
May 21, 2003
Alabama couple to bring wayward beagle home
May 21, 2003
A couple whose dog turned up 800 miles away in Auburn, Ala., won’t have to take the more than 20-hour drive to retrieve their wandering beagle.
Time capsule may be lost to history
May 21, 2003
The world may never know the precise location of a time capsule left by Teddy Roosevelt on a Portland hillside a century ago.
School district lists retirees for 2003
May 21, 2003
Here is the list of 2003 retirees from Lawrence public schools. Included is the retiree’s name, current job and years of service to the school district:
Boeing increases presence in Europe
Firm names president of French subsidiary
May 21, 2003
U.S. aircraft maker Boeing Co. said Tuesday it has named Yves Galland as vice president of international relations and president of its new French subsidiary, part of a broad move to step up the company’s presence in Europe.
Teens report pressure to have sex
May 21, 2003
Waiting to have sex is a nice idea, teenagers say, but they believe hardly anyone does it.
By fluke, 16-year-olds get the vote
May 21, 2003
Sixteen-year-old Andrew Brown smiles at the thought: He cannot legally buy cigarettes or drink a beer, but come September, he will be able to vote for mayor in the city’s primary.
Business Briefcase
May 21, 2003
¢ Groups to sponsor development forum ¢ Agriculture: Farmland sale finalized ¢ Wall Street: Home Depot earnings rise to record levels ¢ Technology: Hewlett-Packard posts second-quarter profit
Warning signs
May 21, 2003
Harm is real
May 21, 2003
Old home town - 25 years ago today
May 21, 2003
Legal expense
May 21, 2003
Research need
May 21, 2003
Mad cow disease found in Canada
U.S. bans imports of beef products
May 21, 2003
A cow in Alberta has been diagnosed with mad cow disease, Canadian officials announced Tuesday — the first known case in North America in a decade.
Shares of hamburger chains tumble on report
May 21, 2003
Shares of big U.S. hamburger chains and meat processor Tyson Foods Inc. fell sharply Tuesday following the disclosure of the first case of mad cow disease in Canada in a decade, as investors feared that people would shy away from eating beef.
Siren warning
May 21, 2003
Briefly
May 21, 2003
¢ Topeka: Victim identified in fatal hit-and-run ¢ Topeka: Newton publisher takes Capital-Journal post
Heart attack kills former president of Pitt State
May 21, 2003
Donald Wilson, the former president of Pittsburg State University who left under fire from the Kansas Board of Regents, has died. He was 65.
Governor signs budget legislation into law
May 21, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has signed the final piece of a plan to balance the state’s $10.2 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year, her office announced Tuesday.
Kansas City theater chain reports loss
May 21, 2003
AMC Entertainment Inc., the nation’s second-largest movie theater chain, Tuesday posted a loss for its latest quarter and for the full fiscal year, although revenue climbed on acquisitions.
Overland Park OKs Sunday liquor sales
K.C. suburb poised to study further expansion of ordinances
May 21, 2003
This suburb of Kansas City, Mo., has become the latest to usher in Sunday liquor sales.
National League Roundup: Vander Wal’s blast powers Brewers
May 21, 2003
After striking out three times, John Vander Wal was just trying to put the ball in play with the score tied in the ninth inning.
Groin injury could sideline Piazza for season
May 21, 2003
New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza will miss at least six weeks, and possibly the rest of the season, after tearing his right groin muscle last week.
Baseball Briefs
May 21, 2003
¢ Man charged with stalking Mets GM ¢ Marlins’ Rodriguez will miss series
Devils hope to close out pesky Senators at home
May 21, 2003
The last thing the New Jersey Devils want to do is go back to Ottawa. That’s why they are treating tonight’s Game 6 against the Senators at the Continental Airlines Arena as if it’s the last game of the Eastern Conference finals.
Fire chief sounds alarm to fund new station
Commissioners warned public’s safety jeopardized
May 21, 2003
Lawrence must build a new fire station, and soon, or the city could pay in lost lives. Fire & Medical Chief Jim McSwain told the Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday that a long-delayed fifth fire station for the city was becoming a critical need.
More older Americans staying in work force
May 21, 2003
The number of Americans 65 and older either working or looking for jobs has grown by 50 percent since 1980, the Census Bureau said Tuesday.
City blocks new Wal-Mart store
Zoning definitions reworked to guard Sixth, Wakarusa from ‘department’ stores
May 21, 2003
Lawrence city commissioners moved Tuesday to block construction of a Wal-Mart store at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive, declaring a moratorium on all new and pending building permits for the site.
Gardener believes in magic of manure
May 21, 2003
Strolling between the rows in Paul Heitzman’s garden is like walking across a plush, deep-pile carpet. While other gardeners might single out this crop or that as their greatest source of pride, Heitzman points to the soil.
Muslim groups make inroads
May 21, 2003
Government officials warn that America remains in danger from al-Qaida and other terrorist operatives who wish to destroy us. This is not a one-front war, because we also face dangers from within our democratic institutions.
Best Buy sets Friday the 13th for grand opening
May 21, 2003
South Iowa Street’s newest retail giant will open its doors in about three weeks. Officials with Best Buy confirmed Tuesday they had set June 13 as the opening date for their first Lawrence store, located at 31st and Iowa streets.
Regents approve tenure, promotions at KU
May 21, 2003
The Kansas Board of Regents has approved promotions and tenure for faculty, librarians, curators and researchers at Kansas University’s Lawrence, Wichita, and Kansas City, Kan., campuses.
Report on Pakistan’s role in Afghan war angers Muslim conservatives
May 21, 2003
A U.S. military report giving new details on Pakistani help during the war to oust Afghanistan’s Taliban regime angered Islamic leaders Tuesday, who argued the government wasn’t honest about the extent of its assistance.
American Idol’ will be crowned tonight
May 21, 2003
With the exception of the Super Bowl or the Academy Awards ceremony, tonight’s conclusion of “American Idol” (7 p.m., Fox) will probably be the highest-rated prime-time show of the year. Its hype and buildup certainly rank right up there with the annual football classic.
Sewage issues limit Lone Star Lake growth
May 21, 2003
David Roach enjoys his weekend getaway at Lone Star Lake, a rural respite from the urban jungle creeping in from Lawrence, Topeka and the Kansas City area.
Mexico City news bureau’s No. 2 started in Lawrence
May 21, 2003
Kay Carl remembers the day her seventh-grade daughter, Traci, came home from school wanting to talk about her mother’s secretarial job.
Humphries won’t attend Duke; future uncertain
May 21, 2003
The basketball future of former Twin Cities high school standout Kris Humphries is very much up in the air.
Briefly
May 21, 2003
¢ Georgia: Owner of crematory where corpses found dies ¢ Houston: Bond denied for driver accused of alien smuggling ¢ Maine: Police seek more suspects in church poisonings ¢ San Francisco: Study: Eating fish may ease depression during pregnancy
Class 6A Softball: Lions, Firebirds hit road today for regional
May 21, 2003
A 1-3 start to the season didn’t bode well for Lawrence High’s softball team. Yet, 16 games later, LHS coach Rennie Stogsdill thinks her team has a great shot at its first Class 6A state tournament berth since 2000.
Class 6A Girls Soccer: Free State succumbs to Indians sans Mayo
May 21, 2003
For the first time in four years, Free State High soccer coach Jason Pendleton had no choice but to hold the Mayo.
Seabury soccer falls to Immac
May 21, 2003
Lawrence Seabury Academy’s soccer season ended with a 4-0 loss Tuesday to Leavenworth Immaculata.
East Lawrence rezoning wins tentative approval
May 21, 2003
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to an ordinance rezoning 11.76 acres at 19th and Delaware streets for a 37-home development.
Briefly
May 21, 2003
¢ Geneva: WHO advances anti-tobacco accord ¢ Sri Lanka: Government seeking international flood aid ¢ Congo: New atrocity reports include cannibalism
Senate votes to expand nuclear weapon research
May 21, 2003
The Senate agreed Tuesday to end a 10-year-old ban on research and development of low-yield nuclear weapons, rejecting Democratic claims that lifting the prohibition would be a step toward nuclear war.
Catherine E. Dycus
May 21, 2003
6Sports video: Lions hammer Wyandotte
May 21, 2003
6News reports on the Lawrence High Lions first game in the first round of the 6A regional baseball tournament.
Richard F. Postma
May 21, 2003
6Sports video: ‘Hawks to meet up with former Lawrence Lion
May 21, 2003
6Sports reports on former Lawrence High Lion and Nebraska Cornhusker Curtis Ledbetter as the KU baseball team prepares to meet up with the ‘Huskers in their meeting in the Big 12 tournament.
Cooking Q&A: Summer food program provided for Lawrence youths
May 21, 2003
Tracy Kirk Main
May 21, 2003
Outside experts to examine Iraqi labs
May 21, 2003
The United States is inviting a group of international experts to inspect two mobile labs suspected of being used by Iraq as biological weapons facilities, a senior military commander involved in the weapons hunt told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
May starts for K.C.; Hernandez rests elbow
May 21, 2003
Kansas City Royals right-hander Runelvys Hernandez was scratched from his start Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners to give his sore elbow a few more days of rest.
U.S. raises terror alert
Worldwide bombings could be prelude to attack, FBI warns
May 21, 2003
The Bush administration, concerned that a wave of attacks overseas could spread to the United States, raised the terrorism alert level to orange on Tuesday and called for increased security nationwide.
People
May 21, 2003
¢ Licensed to marry ¢ Vandross vigil conducted ¢ First prize: April Lavigne ¢ Kennedy Center honors Tomlin
On the record
May 21, 2003
Pioneer sherpa’s son pays tribute to ‘unsung heroes’
Mount Everest conquered 50 years ago this month
May 21, 2003
Climbing the world’s tallest mountain is much more dangerous for Sherpas than for their customers and their contributions have not been properly recognized, the son of one of Mount Everest’s pioneers said Tuesday.
9-year-old’s murderer up for parole
May 21, 2003
Sue Ann Place thought she’d heard the last of John William. Now, nearly 15 years after William was convicted of murdering and dismembering Place’s 9-year-old son, Richard Settlemyre, William is up for parole.
District retirees anticipate life after school
May 21, 2003
The music queen of Quail Run School is giving up the throne.
Briefly
May 21, 2003
¢ Federal Agency to open disaster recovery center ¢ Courts: Suspect pleads guilty in motel beating case ¢ Education: Lawrence district offers summer school courses ¢ 6Productions: Blues musician to visit ‘River City Weekly’
Keeping kosher
Some Lawrence Jews follow dietary guidelines to reinforce spiritual identity
May 21, 2003
Kosher. Everybody knows the word — it’s commonly used in the American vernacular as an expression that something is genuine, authentic, honest or legitimate.
Father of bride-to-be opens reception hall
Steve’s Place caters to weddings, parties
May 21, 2003
Wedding planning frustrations led to a new career for one Lawrence resident. Steve Meseraull decided to come out of retirement while helping plan the wedding of his daughter Patty about five months ago.
Cox-Toalson tandem defends championship
Last year’s champs reclaim KGA Senior Fourball title
May 21, 2003
Tired of competing against each other in Kansas City-area golf tournaments, Don Cox and Bill Toalson decided to join forces a year ago.
KU eager to face Huskers
Kansas will play top seed in its first Big 12 tourney
May 21, 2003
It’s funny where some Kansas University baseball players mine their motivation. Take outfielder Casey Spanish, one of the Jayhawks’ top hitters, for instance.
Baseball Roundup: Eudora tumbles to Piper
May 21, 2003
Two weeks ago, Eudora High’s baseball team had dreams of a state championship thanks to the school’s best-ever 14-2 record.
Prime time less racy on network channels
May 21, 2003
Major broadcast networks — ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox — are showing less sexual content on television, particularly during the first two hours of prime time, a TV watchdog group said Tuesday.
Sprint plans to expand services
Overland Park company’s push reflects changes in industry
May 21, 2003
Sprint Corp. is moving to sell local phone service to its cellular and long-distance customers, a belated embrace of the industry’s attempts to overcome its tumult by wooing consumers with all-inclusive calling plans.
Daily Ticker
May 21, 2003
International insights
May 21, 2003
An international education program proposed by a Kansas University professor would provide important insight for the United States.
Bush may transcend economic worries
May 21, 2003
With the filing the other day of a simple federal form — now there’s an oxymoron for the ages — the 2004 presidential campaign has begun in earnest.
American League Roundup: Red Sox trip Yanks
Minus Pedro, Boston roughs up N.Y.
May 21, 2003
Pedro Martinez wasn’t around to help the Boston Red Sox. Jose Contreras was.
Horoscopes
May 21, 2003