Archive for Saturday, November 8, 2003

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People
November 8, 2003
¢ Danson serves ‘em up for charity ¢ C’mon, get happy — again ¢ Court sides with couple
Military news
November 8, 2003
Scouting News
November 8, 2003
Topeka looks to fill mayor’s office
Resignation leads council to solicit applications
November 8, 2003
The resignation of Mayor Butch Felker left the City Council here with the job of finding a successor and ready to take applications from any registered voter living within the city.
State no longer selling medals
November 8, 2003
Former dictator’s candidacy raises election worries
November 8, 2003
Candidates for Guatemala’s presidential elections pledged to create jobs and halt a wave of kidnappings and murders, wrapping up campaigns Friday that will decide whether a former dictator accused of massacres has a second chance at running the country.
Sri Lankan political turmoil continues
November 8, 2003
Sri Lanka’s president, seeking to justify the political crisis she set off earlier this week, said Friday the prime minister had put the country “in grave danger” in negotiations with Tamil Tiger rebels.
Mexican prosecutor plans charges in disappearances
November 8, 2003
River concern
November 8, 2003
6Sports video: The Lions’ path to State is blocked by the Eagles
November 8, 2003
Lawrence High was expecting to meet Olathe North in the State championship game, but instead lost to them during the first round of the playoffs.
6News video: Mascot fund to keep Baby Jay looking good
November 8, 2003
The smaller version of the Jayhawk mascot has a new display in the Kansas Union to remember the Baby Jay’s invention. Also, the first person to wear the Baby Jay costume has started a new fund to maintain the costumes.
Panel’s chairman pans slots at tracks
Gambling task force’s leader says state could support two casinos
November 8, 2003
6Sports video: Langford’s column gets notice
November 8, 2003
Keith Langford’s weekly column for the University Daily Kansan is more of a diary than reporting on the team.
Legislators undecided on workers’ comp changes
November 8, 2003
Six months after the legislative session ended, the debate remains bitter over proposals for making the first significant changes to the Kansas workers’ compensation system in a decade.
6Sports video: Can Jayhawks finally end Huskers win streak?
November 8, 2003
The last time KU had a victory over Nebraska was in 1968.
6News video: Church thefts are still unsolved
November 8, 2003
Three area churches have fallen victim to break-ins. One even videotaped the culprit, although they have not been able to identify him.
Phillip C. Overbaugh
November 8, 2003
Dorothy J. Emery
November 8, 2003
Government warns of al-Qaida cargo plot
November 8, 2003
The Homeland Security Department is warning law-enforcement officers al-Qaida may be plotting to fly cargo planes from another country into such crucial targets in the United States as nuclear plants, bridges or dams, an agency official said Friday night.
6News video: Marine Corps birthday celebrated at Dole Institute
November 8, 2003
The ceremony recalled the history of the Marine Corps as well as current military efforts.
High court expected to overturn abortion law
November 8, 2003
The ban on certain abortions that President Bush signed into law this week differs somewhat from an earlier state ban the Supreme Court already has found unconstitutional. But lawyers say it’s probably not different enough to pass muster at the high court.
Powell praises ‘freelance’ peace plan
November 8, 2003
A symbolic Mideast peace deal has won praise from Secretary of State Colin Powell, the second senior U.S. official in a week to express support for such “freelance” initiatives at a time of deadlock over a Washington-led peace plan.
Turkey opts out of sending troops to Iraq
November 8, 2003
Turkey and the United States scrapped plans to send Turkish troops to Iraq, a setback for U.S. policy after Washington failed to break resistance to the deployment from Iraq’s governing council.
Police kill two gunmen who tried to seize airport control tower
November 8, 2003
Two armed men, including a former air transport official, tried to seize a Manila airport control tower before dawn today and were killed in a gunfight with airport security officers.
Lawrence datebook
November 8, 2003
District touts clothing room
Cooperative effort offers free clothes to schoolchildren
November 8, 2003
The Lawrence school district wants more people to know about the free clothes it has for schoolchildren who need them.
On the record
November 8, 2003
U.S. baseball falls short
Americans fail to qualify for Olympics
November 8, 2003
Now here’s a stunner: The defending champion U.S. baseball team will be at home next summer while countries like the Netherlands and Italy compete for an Olympic medal in Athens.
KU, Texas to tangle in volleyball
November 8, 2003
Kansas University’s volleyball team will try to avoid playing its fifth straight five-game match when it takes on Texas at 7 tonight.
KU adjusting responsibilities
November 8, 2003
FSHS gymnasts ready for state
November 8, 2003
There’s something about approaching events by herself that made Lacey Baxter want to run and hide. Last year, Baxter was Free State High’s lone representative at the Kansas state gymnastics meet. She had success, including a sixth-place finish on beam, but never found a comfort zone the entire day.
Streaking Piper next for Baldwin
Bulldogs upbeat, ready for next challenge
November 8, 2003
When it comes to stress, Baldwin High football coach Mike Berg is just fine having he and his coaching staff absorb it all. Good thing, because the players aren’t enduring any jitters.
KU notebook: Kansas bolsters security
November 8, 2003
One police officer will be stationed behind both the home and visiting teams’ benches for Kansas University men’s and women’s basketball games this season at Allen Fieldhouse.
6News video: After six months, tornado victims still picking up pieces
November 8, 2003
The tornado flattened several homes and apartments in West Lawrence on May 8, 2003.
Wildcats to face Yellowjackets
November 8, 2003
Baker University’s football team will try to halt a two-game slide today when the Wildcats travel to take on Graceland University.
Anniversaries
November 8, 2003
Wellsville playing well, but not overconfident
November 8, 2003
Wellsville High football coach Bill Oshel hasn’t had to caution his team about overconfidence during the Class 3A state playoffs.
Engagement
November 8, 2003
Rockets’ Taylor suspended for violating drug policy
November 8, 2003
Houston Rockets forward Maurice Taylor was suspended a minimum of 10 games without pay by the NBA Friday for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Chiefs’ offense, Browns’ defense best in red zone
November 8, 2003
For statistical-minded football fans, Sunday’s Cleveland-Kansas City match offers an unusual showdown between two of the NFL’s best units in critical specialties.
Consumer debt reaches eight-month high
November 8, 2003
Consumers ratcheted up their borrowing in September by the largest amount since the beginning of the year amid signs that the economy and the job market were picking up.
Flutie to start for Chargers
November 8, 2003
Now Doug Flutie gets to see what he can do for a whole game. Still energetic at 41, and in his 19th season in pro football, Flutie will start at quarterback for the punchless San Diego Chargers at home Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, replacing the ineffective Drew Brees.
Kansas football: Camp key to landing QB
Freshman picked Kansas early
November 8, 2003
Adam Barmann had several football camps lined up the summer before his senior year at West Platte High in Weston, Mo.
Nebraska trying to end road woes
Big 12 North-leading Cornhuskers aim to bounce back from loss at Texas
November 8, 2003
Kansas University hasn’t defeated Nebraska in a football game since 1968, and the Jayhawks will be underdogs again when the teams meet at 2:30 p.m. today at Memorial Stadium.
Straight shootin’
November 8, 2003
Pitt receiver among nation’s best
November 8, 2003
The best wide receiver in college football is obsessed. Every night, Pittsburgh’s Larry Fitzgerald can’t get to sleep until he’s sure he’s tucked in with his two favorite footballs.
Emergence of Polite gives KSU needed boost
November 8, 2003
After catching only two passes in Kansas State’s first five games, junior wide receiver Antoine Polite has become a key part of a Wildcats offense that increasingly has been taking to the air.
A&M to try to upend OU again
November 8, 2003
Texas A&M quarterback Reggie McNeal made a big first impression on Oklahoma as a freshman last season when he came off the bench and led the Aggies to their only victory over a No. 1 team.
New players give new life to Mizzou defense
Tigers’ secondary was among Big 12’s worst last year
November 8, 2003
Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy had a small but significant role in the turnaround of the Missouri defense. Last year, the Tigers ranked 11th in the Big 12 in total defense, surrendering 450 yards per game. The biggest problem was in the secondary — Missouri ranked near the bottom nationally in pass defense, allowing 282 yards per game.
Friends and neighbors
November 8, 2003
Hawks hammer FSHS, 55-16
November 8, 2003
There was no need to second-guess Friday. No need to get upset, no need to wonder where it went so wrong. It was all too clear.
Newman snares 11th pole of season
Vickers second in Pop Secret 400 qualifying after taking top spot for Busch Series race
November 8, 2003
Brian Vickers was hoping to win two poles in one day, even with Ryan Newman lurking Friday at the end of the qualifying line.
Retro candy: Sweet fix for retailers
November 8, 2003
Remember candy necklaces, Wacko-Wax lips and Necco wafers? These candies and others from the 1950s and 1960s are getting big displays at some of the nation’s retailers, particularly this fall and holiday season. Merchants are eager to cash in on baby boomers’ desire to relive their sweetest childhood memories and share them with their children.
Briefcase
November 8, 2003
¢ Former Kmart leaders cleared of fraud charges ¢ Life sciences task force taps Lawrence co-chairs ¢ Former Enron chairman to produce documents
Golf course association awaits report about move
Resource group to give recommendation in June on headquarters location
November 8, 2003
Those waiting for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America to decide whether to stay in Lawrence have a new date to circle on their calendars.
U.S. retaliates after six killed
Anti-American violence in Iraq rising as insurgency spreads
November 8, 2003
An Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed Friday — apparently shot down by insurgents — killing all six U.S. soldiers aboard and capping the bloodiest seven days in Iraq for Americans since the fall of Baghdad.
Professor’s enthusiasm boundless as spacecraft sails into history
November 8, 2003
Tom Armstrong’s office is in south Lawrence, but his livelihood is now leaving the solar system. For 26 years, Armstrong, a retired Kansas University professor and owner of Fundamental Technologies, has tracked and interpreted radiation data for the Voyager I spacecraft.
First Baby Jay sets up mascot costume fund
November 8, 2003
When Amy Hurst Rachman came up with the idea for a Baby Jay mascot in 1971, she had no idea it would become as much a part of Kansas University as the Rock Chalk chant.
Religion briefs
November 8, 2003
Briefly
November 8, 2003
¢ New brain damage law cleared for challenge ¢ O’Donnell says she was victim of ‘coup d’etat’ ¢ Union members charged with fires at theaters
Barmann’s brother waiting for offer
November 8, 2003
College recruiters were hot on Adam Barmann’s trail before his senior season at tiny West Platte High in Weston, Mo. Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino offered the quarterback a scholarship in June 2002, beating Purdue, Missouri and others to the punch.
Contractors in short supply as fire victims seek to rebuild
November 8, 2003
Contractors, electricians, masons and other tradesmen are in such short supply that victims of the Southern California wildfires may have to wait years to rebuild their homes.
Normal life eludes May tornado victims
Residents eager to unpack and relax
November 8, 2003
The house on West 26th Street looks much like its neighbors — a two-story home, construction nearly complete, in one of Lawrence’s newer neighborhoods. To Ann Riat, it looks like the finish line of a six-month marathon.
Spencer metallurgical exhibit shines
November 8, 2003
Seventy-nine works by modern metallurgical masters will be featured in “The Art of Gold,” a traveling exhibition on view at the Spencer Museum today through Jan. 4. Here’s a look at a few other weekend events:
We’re back on a rising job track’
November 8, 2003
The economy has created nearly 300,000 new jobs in the past three months after a half-year drought, pushing the unemployment rate down to 6 percent in October and leaving little doubt that the jobs market is bouncing back.
Former POW’s Iraqi doctors deny claims she was raped
November 8, 2003
Iraqi doctors who treated former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch dismissed claims on Friday made in her biography that she was raped by her Iraqi captors.
Schwarzenegger imitators see big business in the big guy
November 8, 2003
That big, square jaw is finally paying off for Lyndall Grant. The 49-year-old landscaping designer from San Mateo found sporadic work in recent years impersonating Arnold Schwarzenegger, but business is booming now that the “Terminator” star has been elected governor of California.
People and places
November 8, 2003
Cyclones trying to stop six-game slide
November 8, 2003
With a difficult season winding down, Iowa State’s practices are still competitive, even if the Cyclones have rarely been that way in games.
Briefly
November 8, 2003
¢ KU professor to serve on medical board ¢ Donors sought for holiday program ¢ Kansas Freemasons give $500,000 to KU
Briefly
November 8, 2003
¢ House supports defense bill to boost Pentagon controls ¢ 9-11 panel issues subpoenas ¢ Dean plans moves to bolster front-runner status
Briefly
November 8, 2003
¢ Biosecurity center director named by KSU ¢ Guard unit placed on alert status ¢ Diversion accepted in child’s heat death
Hornets hand Lakers first loss
Davis propels New Orleans to 114-95 victory
November 8, 2003
The revamped and reloaded Los Angeles Lakers won’t go 82-0. Baron Davis was too quick and too accurate for Kobe Bryant to stop as the New Orleans Hornets became the first team to defeat the Lakers this season with a 114-95 victory Friday night.
Howell stealing show at Tour Championship
Woods, Singh taking back seat as youngster grabs lead in season-ending event
November 8, 2003
Charles Howell III didn’t expect to be the center of attention at the Tour Championship, no matter what kind of outrageous clothes he had on.
Favre puts retirement on hold
November 8, 2003
Brett Favre is like a kid having so much fun he doesn’t want to come inside for dinner. In an interview with the Associated Press, the 34-year-old quarterback hinted for the first time that he wanted to play for the Green Bay Packers next season rather than retire.
De Soto boys advance to championship match
November 8, 2003
Suspect’s friend recalls Malvo being introduced as sniper
November 8, 2003
A friend of John Allen Muhammad testified Friday that Muhammad introduced Lee Boyd Malvo to him as a sniper and that Muhammad tried unsuccessfully to fashion a silencer for the rifle allegedly used in last year’s sniper spree.
UNC rookie Williams draws attention in ACC
November 8, 2003
Roy Williams moved into Atlantic Coast Conference basketball circles with a glittering reputation, but the other eight coaches in the league aren’t about to play dead because of his massive hype. The new North Carolina kid on the block is eyed by fellow tutors the way the wolf bared his fangs at Little Red Riding Hood and declared: “The better to eat you with, my dear.”
Oklahoma State stuns Kansas, 1-0, in Big 12 soccer semifinals
November 8, 2003
The Big 12 Conference soccer tournament wasn’t the place to be for the top seeds. Following suit of the other upper-echelon teams, third-seeded Kansas University was upended by No. 7 Oklahoma State, 1-0, Friday night in a Big 12 semifinal game at Blossom Soccer Stadium.
6News video: Screen Scene
November 8, 2003
The “Matrix” trilogy concludes with “Revolutions,” and from the looks of this confusing, joyless exercise in post-MTV filmmaking, it’s time to put the plummeting franchise out of its misery.
Society calendar
November 8, 2003
Club news
November 8, 2003
U.S. armed services
November 8, 2003
For Sgt. Anthony Rider, celebrating the Marine Corps birthday meant a little more than usual this year. Rider, a native of Baldwin who lives in Shawnee, returned to the United States in October after serving in Iraq for six months. He was one of about 225 people who attended a ceremony Friday honoring both the 228th birthday of the Marine Corps and Veterans Day, which is Tuesday.
Raytheon lays off 350 in Wichita
November 8, 2003
Raytheon Aircraft Co. will outsource some of its wire harness assembly production to Mexico, laying off 350 employees in Wichita, the company said Friday.
Faith forum: What is meant by the “Grace” of god?
November 8, 2003
¢ Gratitude, praise are best responses ¢ Dedicate ourselves to common good
Cosmosphere audit finds dozens of artifacts missing
November 8, 2003
Suspicions aroused about items appearing to be from the large collection at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center showing up in the hands of private collectors led to an audit that determined more than 100 artifacts had disappeared.
Heaggans aims for return to form
Mangino shakes up special teams
November 8, 2003
In just three weeks, Kansas University’s Greg Heaggans has slipped from 16th in the country to 43rd in individual kick return ratings.
USC dominating weak Pac-10
November 8, 2003
It’s shaping up as a breakthrough season for the Pacific 10 Conference, only three USC victories and a decimal-point bake-off from earning its first bowl championship series title-game appearance.
Church installs security camera to combat thefts
Victory Bible is third victim of city church break-ins
November 8, 2003
A Lawrence church is tightening security as it copes with a series of unsolved break-ins and thefts. “I think it’s a sad commentary, because you want to be open to minister to people,” said the Rev. Leo Barbee Jr., pastor of Victory Bible Church, 1942 Mass.
Pastor provides tips on parent, child relations in youth sports
November 8, 2003
Parents behaving badly — the Rev. Virgil Brady has seen plenty of that in the world of youth sports. That’s why Brady, pastor emeritus of First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt., has written a self-published book called “The Score is Love All: Timely Tips for Strong Parent-Child Relations in Youth Sports” (iUniverse, July 2003).
A KU Victory
November 8, 2003
Democratic center shifts north
November 8, 2003
The Republicanization of the South is gaining strength, locking in GOP majorities in Congress and complicating Democratic hopes of winning the presidency. It could have a profound impact on national policy over the next few years.
Prince Charles denies ‘ludicrous’ claims
November 8, 2003
Prince Charles says he didn’t do it — though few Britons knew exactly what it was he didn’t do. Still, newspapers and airwaves Friday hummed with hints and repeated denials. Charles took the highly unusual step Thursday of issuing a statement naming himself as the senior royal at the center of unreported but persistent rumors and denying that the alleged incident ever took place.
Marines hail Corps birthday
November 8, 2003
For Sgt. Anthony Rider, celebrating the Marine Corps birthday meant a little more than usual this year. Rider, a native of Baldwin who lives in Shawnee, returned to the United States in October after serving in Iraq for six months. He was one of about 225 people who attended a ceremony Friday honoring both the 228th birthday of the Marine Corps and Veterans Day, which is Tuesday.
Briefs
November 8, 2003
¢ B-2 bomber flyover to precede KU game ¢ University sets exam ¢ High school students to try ‘Taste of Baker’ ¢ Bank collects for needy ¢ VFW poppy sale today
Briefly
November 8, 2003
¢ Clouds likely to block view of moon eclipse ¢ Trial set to start Jan. 26 in turnpike slaying case ¢ Liquor store holdup under investigation ¢ KU students in running for prestigious awards
TV spotlight shines on trio of females
November 8, 2003
Elizabeth Smart, Jessica Lynch and Britney Spears are the Powerpuff Girls of our fevered media moment. Just like the cartoon characters Buttercup, Bubbles and Blossom, they form a trio of female archetypes. There’s the tough one, the pretty one and the smart one. And this week they’re everywhere.
Wedding
November 8, 2003
Kansas basketball: Bahe bolted Nebraska to play for Jayhawks
November 8, 2003
Up north in Lincoln, Neb., it’s unlikely you’ll find many closet Kansas University football fans. Evidence does exist, however, of a covey of Kansas University basketball fans.
Sad discovery
The discovery that artifacts are missing from its collection will force the Kansas Cosmosphere to rebuild its reputation and credibility as a safe repository for valuable items
November 8, 2003
The discovery that artifacts are missing from its collection will force the Kansas Cosmosphere to rebuild its reputation and credibility as a safe repository for valuable items.
Dean’s message: Disdain no voters
November 8, 2003
Probably more than twice, but certainly twice, Howard Dean has said something sensible. He has been roundly roasted for both indelicacies, the roasters being his rivals for the Democratic nomination.
Aide says Saddam behind last-minute negotiations
November 8, 2003
Saddam Hussein personally initiated an attempt to reach a last-minute deal with Washington to avoid the U.S.-led invasion that ousted his regime, a former Iraqi government official said Friday.
Lions, Firebirds crushed
Olathe North eliminates LHS, 41-21
November 8, 2003
The king isn’t dead, after all. Perennial Class 6A state football champion Olathe North may have limped into the playoffs with three defeats, but the Eagles didn’t look a bit gimpy Friday night.
Eye on the prize
November 8, 2003
Season for giving
Youth group stuffs backpacks with winter supplies
November 8, 2003
A common rap on teenagers is that they’re self-absorbed — preoccupied with music, TV, junk food and the travails of school life.
Beleaguered Wichita city manager tenders resignation
November 8, 2003
Under attack for months by media who scrutinized everything from his travel expenses to his handling of city contracts, City Manager Chris Cherches resigned Friday — ending an 18-year tenure at the helm of the state’s biggest city.
Briefly
November 8, 2003
¢ Father says suspect harassed by co-workers ¢ Killer of three children gets death sentence ¢ Inmates’ religious freedoms struck down ¢ Anti-Bush obituary attracts donations
Protest seeks to hijack history
November 8, 2003
Now, THIS is “Must-See TV.” I mean, I had no intention of watching CBS’ Ronald Reagan miniseries. But given the furor raised by the Republican Party and assorted conservative pundits over what they perceive as a hatchet job on the former president, I don’t see how I can afford to miss it.