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Free State seniors reap awards, scholarships
May 24, 2003
The Free State High School Class of 2003 will graduate Sunday. Graduating seniors have received numerous scholarships and awards.
House speaker alleges Guard inflated strength
Mays’ allegations of ‘ghost soldiers’ on payroll latest in string of charges
May 24, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Friday that she believed the Kansas Army National Guard was accurately reporting its strength, despite an allegation it has kept “ghost soldiers” on its payroll.
Kind gestures can encourage single parents
May 24, 2003
There are several single parents in my church who seem to be so needy. I would like to help them, but honestly, I am barely able to do everything necessary to care for my own family. What responsibility do you think I have to help these other families?
Muslim communities flourish in suburbs
May 24, 2003
Just off one of the busiest highways in this rapidly growing suburb sits the new face of Islam in America.
Exhibit of Egyptian art opens in Fort Worth
May 24, 2003
When Ramesses II ruled Egypt in the 13th century B.C., he ordered artisans to carve his likeness on a massive statue of the head of a previous ruler, Senusret I.
Season starts with a splash
Child-favorite Lawrence Aquatic Center opens today
May 24, 2003
Steven Dalager is ready for splashdown at the Lawrence Aquatic Center. “It’s going to get hot, and I want to get cooled down,” the 9-year-old said.
Lawrence briefs
May 24, 2003
Pinckney neighborhood picnic scheduled today State offers grants for recycling tires KU names two winners of teaching awards KU sets final exams
Holiday weekend filled with events
May 24, 2003
Lawrence and Free State high school and Bishop Seabury Academy seniors graduate this weekend, and the real fun begins for them at Project Graduation, the post-ceremony party late Sunday at The Granada.
Eastwood’s Cannes film tells ‘adult story’
May 24, 2003
Clint Eastwood’s new movie focuses on a trio of tortured characters: a sexual abuse victim, a cop whose wife left him and a reformed criminal whose old instincts come back when his daughter is killed.
Lions’ Elwell gunning for fifth
Firebirds’ Cropp chased, but doubles duo still alive
May 24, 2003
After having watched the movie Thursday night, Lawrence High’s Scott Elwell might have thought Friday he was stuck in “The Matrix.” It sure seemed that way for Elwell, an LHS senior who was unstoppable against two players from Wichita during the first day of the Class 6A state tennis tournament at Kansas State, but struggled mightily against a Kansas City-area opponent.
Kimmel wins ARCA race
May 24, 2003
Frank Kimmel had no problem holding off the younger talent after Kyle Busch spun out of contention, winning the ARCA race Friday at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
Nowitzki hurt in Mavericks’ loss
Duncan leads San Antonio to 96-83 victory, 2-1 series lead
May 24, 2003
There are moments that can define not only a game, but also an entire playoff series.
Cookin’ up some businesses
May 24, 2003
Graduations: when, where and weather
May 24, 2003
The Lawrence school district will conduct high school graduation ceremonies today in Memorial Stadium at Kansas University.
Friends and neighbors
May 24, 2003
Cream puff anyone? Anything goes in world of sponsorship
May 24, 2003
Shinji Nakano is a 200 mph billboard for … cream puffs.
Sorenstam made giant leap for women’s golf
May 24, 2003
Contrary to what too many men still think, there will be a woman playing on the PGA Tour some day.
Who is next?
May 24, 2003
Musings on dogs, other topics
May 24, 2003
Thoughts at large: ¢ You have to give the French one thing: at least they didn’t throw rocks and stage anti-American protests after we liberated them in World War II.
Three final farewells
Students, teachers share bittersweet emotions
May 24, 2003
It’s 11:10 a.m., and Linda Rogers flips the switch on the microphone to deliver the farewell address she has dreaded for weeks. Throughout the usually bustling building on North Iowa Street, seven teachers, 10 staffers and 117 students fall silent, listening to the Riverside School principal’s authoritative voice for the last time.
Toddler story a miracle amid ruin
Algeria quake’s toll expected to keep rising
May 24, 2003
A wide-eyed Algerian toddler was tenderly lifted from the ruins of her family’s home Friday, two days after a devastating earthquake killed more than 1,600 people — a tiny survivor found by rescuers who heard her plaintive cries.
Texas tops in all-sports chase
Longhorns finish first in Big 12 all-around competition; Jayhawks place 10th
May 24, 2003
With more than 50,000 students, the University of Texas at Austin is the largest university in the nation. Moreover, UT’s endowment of $17 million is the largest of any alumni association in the nation. Little wonder, then, that the Longhorns thoroughly dominated athletic competition in the Big 12 Conference during the 2002-2003 school year.
How to improve home’s entry
May 24, 2003
Your front door is your welcome center, the first thing visitors see of your house.
2003 LHS seniors win scholarships, awards
May 24, 2003
The Lawrence High School Class of 2003 will graduate Sunday. Graduating seniors have received numerous scholarships and awards.
4-H news
May 24, 2003
Around and about
May 24, 2003
Press secretary’s evasions prove frustrating
May 24, 2003
The names of Joseph Short, Larry Speakes, Joe Lockhart, James Hagerty, George Christian and Marvin McIntyre may not resonate much these days. But they counted for something in their time. All were presidential press secretaries (for Truman, Reagan, Clinton, Eisenhower, Johnson, Roosevelt) and the focus of attention in the nation’s capital. How soon we forget.
Equality at the altar
More girls assist priests at Mass
May 24, 2003
It’s hard for girls who are altar servers to understand that there was a time, not so long ago, when only boys could play that role in the Catholic Church. “I always thought it was kind of weird when I heard about it, because I’ve always been able to do it. Two of my sisters have done it, and my dad used to do it when he was growing up,” says Brandi Krones, 16, an altar server since fourth grade at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky.
China denies company aided Iran
May 24, 2003
China on Friday rejected U.S. accusations that a major Chinese conglomerate helped Iran’s missile program, insisting it opposes the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
Widow launches adoption fund
May 24, 2003
May 24 has become a bittersweet day for Margie Carr. Two years ago today, Carr and her husband, Jim, brought home two adopted daughters from Bombay, India — Amla, now 9, and Mary, now 3. They joined a brother, Charlie, now 4, also adopted.
Newsman signs up for Dole tribute
NBC’s Tom Brokaw to attend dedication of KU institute
May 24, 2003
TV newsman Tom Brokaw has added his name to the list of participants at the Dole Institute of Politics dedication events this summer. Brokaw, who wrote the best-selling book “The Greatest Generation,” will speak at the July 22 dedication of the building on Kansas University’s West Campus that will house papers from former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole’s political career. Dole, a longtime Republican senator from Kansas, attended KU.
Briefly
May 24, 2003
¢ New military will face danger, Rumsfeld says ¢ Feds arrest immigrants working at Sears Tower ¢ Priest who wrote rules on sex abuse is charged ¢ Death sentence tossed over jury use of Bible
Around and about
May 24, 2003
Spirituality
May 24, 2003
¢ Fewer Canadians identify themselves as religious ¢ Survey: Ordination age increases for priests ¢ Mormon president dedicates historic site
LeBron James mania sweeps Cleveland
May 24, 2003
Gund Arena, home of the dreadful Cavaliers, wasn’t the same place Friday. LeBron James had changed it, but nobody was complaining.
Report: Times suspends reporter Rick Bragg
May 24, 2003
The New York Times has suspended Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Rick Bragg for two weeks, the Columbia Journalism Review reported Friday, the same day the newspaper published an editors’ note about his handling of a feature story about Florida oystermen.
U.S. full of mixed messages
May 24, 2003
Relax and have a leisurely Memorial Day weekend, the government says. But watch out for terrorists. It’s sort of like saying, “You have a dentist appointment. Have fun.”
KU basketball title this year would complete sandwich
May 24, 2003
Daydreaming Kansas University basketball idealists theorize how great it would be if the Jayhawks would have won the national title the year before Roy Williams came here and in the first season after his departure. This has nothing to do with Williams Era, its pros and cons and its tacky aftermath, only a coincidence that would be delicious to the faithful.
Clemens could bag 300th against Red Sox
New York Yankees ace wants to make quick work of pitching milestone
May 24, 2003
Roger Clemens wants an early win, rather than an Early Wynn.
Devils claim conference crown - New Jersey 3, Ottawa 2
May 24, 2003
Jeff Friesen was down, shocked that his mistake in the third period might cost New Jersey a chance at another Stanley Cup.
Religion briefs
May 24, 2003
Briefly
May 24, 2003
¢ U.N. human rights chief named special envoy to Iraq ¢ Congress approves tax cut ¢ FDA recalls Lipitor because pills are counterfeit ¢ Kerry leads Dean in N.H. poll; but Gore would beat both
Briefly
May 24, 2003
¢ Disaster Recovery Center ready to close shop ¢ Guard artillery unit called to security duty ¢ Two youths detained after eastside shooting
Society calendar
May 24, 2003
People
May 24, 2003
¢ Needle-wielding designer sued ¢ ‘Jackass’ busted in Sweden ¢ McCartney back in former USSR ¢ Band plans benefit for climber
Briefly
May 24, 2003
¢ Two islands captured from Aceh rebels ¢ Leaders say no talks with Pakistan soon ¢ Officials urge caution to residents abroad ¢ Moroccan suspected of links to terrorism
Driving concern
May 24, 2003
Some state-employed drivers are a safety and a monetary hazard for Kansas. Kansas officials may not be able to get all problem drivers off the road, but they can at least take a look at the ones who work for them.
Fees or taxes?
May 24, 2003
There’s no question who pays the bill. Fees or taxes. Either way Lawrence residents pay.
Wittig defense
May 24, 2003
Protecting rights
May 24, 2003
State sees tax package as financial bonanza
May 24, 2003
State officials expect Kansas to collect more revenue than it loses under the $350 billion federal tax cut legislation approved Friday by Congress. Budget Director Duane Goossen said preliminary data suggested Kansas would receive as much as $154 million from a $20 billion relief package for states approved with the tax cuts.
Engagement
May 24, 2003
K.C.K. fire claims two more lives
May 24, 2003
A house fire has claimed the lives of a second and third victim while two others remain in a Kansas City, Mo., hospital.
Cincinnati church to get its bells
May 24, 2003
The Christ Church has been a fixture in the city’s downtown since 1835 and became the cathedral for the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio in 1993.
Anniversaries
May 24, 2003
Wedding
May 24, 2003
Club news
May 24, 2003
Scouting news
May 24, 2003
Military news
May 24, 2003
Target lands new collection
May 24, 2003
Target’s everywoman shoppers certainly know Isaac Mizrahi by name — he has a talk show on the Oxygen cable channel, he was the subject of the 1995 documentary “Unzipped” and his couture line was one of the most celebrated during the early 1990s.
Natural-looking makeup gains popularity
May 24, 2003
Lighter, softer and more natural-looking cosmetics are the darlings of the beauty industry right now.
Daily ticker
May 24, 2003
Kansas jobless rate continues seasonal slide
Aviation industry concerns state officials as Wichita’s unemployment rate remains high
May 24, 2003
Seasonal factors, including a return of good weather, helped nudge the state’s jobless rate lower in April, officials said Friday. Kansas’ unemployment rate slipped to 4.8 percent in April, down from 4.9 percent in March. The rate compares with the 6 percent national jobless rate for April and the state’s 5 percent rate for a year ago.
Pentagon to lease Boeing jets
Kansas lawmakers praise $16 billion deal that will mean jobs in Wichita
May 24, 2003
The Pentagon has approved a $16 billion Air Force plan to lease 100 modified jetliners from Boeing Co. to use as refueling tankers, which critics say could cost more than buying the planes. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made the final decision, and it will save billions of dollars, Pete Aldridge, the Pentagon’s chief of weapons acquisition, told a news conference Friday.
Bidding begins on 350 items at auction Web site
May 24, 2003
There is no fast-talking auctioneer, but a large Lawrence auction is under way nonetheless. An online auction sponsored by the Lawrence Journal-World, World Online and Sunflower Broadband began Friday morning and is attracting bidders interested in more than 350 items for sale by area businesses.
Sebelius signs sex proviso into law
KU professor insists Wagle amendment won’t affect his class
May 24, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Friday signed into law a provision by a conservative lawmaker to set policies in a human sexuality class taught by Kansas University professor Dennis Dailey. Sebelius said she hoped her decision would end discussion on the issue, which has received national attention. But the provision’s author, state Sen. Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, said attention to the subject would continue.
Racial overtones colored beating
Victim of brutal March crime testifies in preliminary hearing
May 24, 2003
Josh Greemore doesn’t remember the baseball bat, the stomping or the stabbing. One moment, he was in a North Lawrence motel room with five people he met earlier in the night. He brought some beer from his nearby motel room and just wanted to “chill,” he testified Friday in Douglas County District Court.
Institute continues fund-raising programs
May 24, 2003
Leaders at the Dole Institute of Politics are seeking sponsors for the building and dedication events.
Haskell gazebo plays host to ‘Hawaiian’ nuptials
May 24, 2003
Deb Lucero and Wayne Thompson got married Friday at Haskell Indian Nations University. It was an unusual wedding.
Offices, banks to observe holiday
May 24, 2003
All local, state and federal government offices and public services will be closed Monday for Memorial Day in Lawrence and nearby cities and counties.
On the record
May 24, 2003
Paul A. Skoch
May 24, 2003
Project Graduation ready for ‘03 grads
May 24, 2003
Vicki Lysen needs the used car that will be given away to a high school senior at 3:50 a.m. Monday at Project Graduation.
Priest gets jail for theft
May 24, 2003
A priest who acknowledged stealing from church funds to feed a gambling addiction was sentenced Friday to serve 48 hours in a county jail and serve probation.
B.B. King wins top blues award for fifth straight year
May 24, 2003
B.B. King won Entertainer of the Year for the fifth consecutive year at the 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards.
Cable dramas provide weekend substance
May 24, 2003
Oscar winners Maggie Smith and Chris Cooper star in the superior cable drama “My House in Umbria” (8 p.m. Sunday, HBO), smartly adapted from a novel by William Trevor. After a terrorist attack on a passenger train, the eccentric romance writer Emily Delahunty (Smith) invites her fellow survivors to convalesce at her villa. Each of them — an elderly Englishman (Ronnie Barker), a young German man (Benno Furmann) and Aimee (Emmy Clarke), a mute and traumatized 8-year-old American — has lost loved ones in the blast. Emily invites them, in part, because she had no one to lose.
Sharon accepts Mideast ‘road map’
May 24, 2003
President Bush won Israel’s acceptance of a blueprint for peacemaking with the Palestinians Friday, rejecting Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s appeal to revise the plan but assuring him that concerns about terror attacks would be addressed. Secretary of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, the president’s assistant for national security, agreed with Sharon in a statement that the concerns were both real and significant.
SARS linked to Chinese mammals
It’s not clear whether animals passed virus to humans or vice versa
May 24, 2003
Researchers in Hong Kong have found evidence of the SARS virus in three small mammals, including a civet cat that is eaten as a delicacy by some Chinese. But the World Health Organization said Friday it could not rule out the possibility the animals acquired the virus from humans, or that the virus jumped to humans from another animal altogether.
WHO reinstates SARS travel warning for Toronto
May 24, 2003
U.S. health officials reinstated a travel alert for Toronto Friday as Canada announced a new cluster of about 20 possible SARS cases.
Three women leave KU basketball team
May 24, 2003
Kansas University women’s basketball players Keila Beachem, Brandi McGinest and Ebony Haliburton will transfer to other schools, KU coach Marian Washington announced Friday.
Bush, Japanese P.M. send N. Korea warning
May 24, 2003
President Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi warned North Korea Friday that any escalation of its nuclear weapons program would prompt “tougher measures” by the United States and Japan.
Athletics stump Royals
May 24, 2003
When Mark Mulder arrived in the Oakland clubhouse Friday afternoon, equipment manager Steve Vucinich joked that the pitcher better not work too fast or he’d make the fans wait for it to get dark to see the postgame fireworks show.
Tomjanovich gives up coaching
Health problems played role in decision of Houston mentor
May 24, 2003
Rudy Tomjanovich stepped down as coach to take another job with the Houston Rockets Friday after 12 seasons that included the franchise’s two NBA championships.
Local briefs
May 24, 2003
¢ State baseball, softball pairings announced ¢ Two Free State coaches earn city school awards
Rangers’ streak hits seven
Texas keeps winning with 5-3 triumph over Orioles
May 24, 2003
Rafael Palmeiro has waited patiently for a breakout game.
Burnitz slam lifts Mets past Braves
Shinjo guns down Jones at plate for game’s final out in 6-5 victory
May 24, 2003
First, New York Mets manager Art Howe shuffled his outfield in the late innings. Then, with the tying run on second, he pulled them in a little bit closer.
Martinez improving but might miss another start
May 24, 2003
Pedro Martinez probably will miss his second start in a week against the New York Yankees because of an inflamed tendon in his right side.
Harvick snares pole, record
May 24, 2003
Kevin Harvick set a Busch Series track record Friday, turning a lap at 184.543 mph to win the pole for the Carquest 300.
NASCAR approves carbon monoxide filter
May 24, 2003
NASCAR approved a carbon monoxide filter Friday to allow drivers to breathe easier during races that can last as long as five hours.
Streaking New Jersey aims to finish Pistons tonight
May 24, 2003
The New Jersey Nets are playing so well, they can hit a big shot even when there’s no game.
Holdsclaw sets record for boards
New owner watches Sting fall, 74-70
May 24, 2003
Chamique Holdsclaw set a WNBA record with 24 rebounds to lead the Washington Mystics to a 74-70, season-opening win Friday over the Charlotte Sting.
6News video: ‘Hawks have short run in Big 12 tournament
May 24, 2003
The Jayhawks lost first to Nebraska and then to Missouri.
6News video: KU women’s basketball loses three players
May 24, 2003
The three players have all chosen to transfer.
6Sports video: Free State knuckles down for State tournament
May 24, 2003
The Firebirds feel loose and relaxed before the tournament.
6News video: Art a la Carte
May 24, 2003
An exhibit that opened Friday night at Roy’s Gallery will honor graduating Lawrence High School seniors who have earned scholarships to attend art schools next fall. And it will recognize the work of longtime LHS art teacher Pat Nemchock, who is retiring after 29 years at the school. The show opened with a public reception Friday night at the West Lawrence gallery.
6News video: Lawrence Aquatic Center opens
May 24, 2003
The pool will help the city cool off during the summer.
6News video: Couple brings Hawaii wedding to Haskell
May 24, 2003
The two employees at Haskell Indian Nations University had to alter their wedding plans.
6News video: Man convicted of brutal murder is up for parole
May 24, 2003
John William has been in jail for fifteen years.
6News video: Three schools close for good
May 24, 2003
Today was the last time students would walk out of Centennial, Riverside, and East Heights.
6Sports video: Royals don’t do well in the West
May 24, 2003
Kansas City has lost to both Seattle and Oakland.
Sorenstam sliced
Annika misses cut by 4 strokes
May 24, 2003
When her final putt fell for a par, Annika Sorenstam walked off the 18th green at the Colonial to a standing ovation unlike anything the winner will hear Sunday.
NBA looms for Jayhawks
Hinrich, Collison likely first-round picks
May 24, 2003
Several NBA “mock drafts” were released Friday by various Web sites, a day after the professional hoops league held its draft lottery. Experts from ESPN.com, sportsillustrated.cnn.com, insidehoops.com, nbadraft.net, cbssportsline.com and foxsports.com all agree on one thing — Kansas University’s Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison remain certain first-round picks heading into the June 26 draft.
Newman helps Penske double up
May 24, 2003
Ryan Newman won the pole for the Coca-Cola 600, giving owner Roger Penske cars on the front row in both of Sunday’s races.
Ashleys set pace for Firebirds
May 24, 2003
They share the same name, same swimming game and a lifelong friendship. But today, Free State High’s Ashley Robinson and Ashley Jackson won’t be able to share a state swimming title at Kansas State Natatorium.
LHS boys, FSHS girls win regional track titles
May 24, 2003
When Lawrence High track and field coach Jerry Skakal learned his boys squad had won the Class 6A regional title Friday at Shawnee Mission North, there wasn’t a happier man in Kansas.
Commission retreats to set goals
Mayor says shift since election won’t mean wholesale change in priorities
May 24, 2003
Despite a new majority of “smart growth” proponents on the Lawrence City Commission, voters shouldn’t expect a large shift in the commission’s priorities as its weekend goal-setting sessions unfurl, Mayor David Dunfield said.
Horoscopes
May 24, 2003
Rare works stir controversy
Malevich’s pieces on display at Guggenheim
May 24, 2003
Kazimir Malevich was an eccentric, controversial artist whose nonrepresentational paintings and drawings broke boundaries and set new standards for early 20th-century Russian avant-garde.
Don’t go it alone
May 24, 2003
Briefcase
May 24, 2003
¢ Terrorism, economy fears won’t hinder vacations ¢ Mad cow investigation expands to more farms ¢ Gold Banc, former CEO settle financial probe ¢ Euro nears record high
Hallmark Cards tests consumer magazine
May 24, 2003
Hallmark Cards is entering the magazine market with a publication that features articles about relationships, home, crafts and food.