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Police have three suspects in BB gun shootings
November 11, 2003
(Web Posted Tuesday at 5:20 p.m.) Lawrence Police say they have have three teen-aged suspects in an apparent BB gun shooting spree overnight that damaged windows of at least two businesses and 21 vehicles throughout Lawrence.
Students evacuated after bomb scare
November 11, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 5:07 p.m.) Students at Basehor-Linwood High School were evacuated to the football field at about 12:40 p.m. because of a bomb threat that later turned out to be a false alarm.
Clouds to hang around until sunset
November 11, 2003
(Web Posted Tuesday at 12:20 p.m.) Lawrence received light rain most of Monday, getting about 0.07 of an inch of precipitation. The mist is over, but the clouds blanketing the city will continue to hang around Tuesday, says Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist.
People
November 11, 2003
¢ Minogue beats Madonna ¢ A private affair ¢ Western destination ¢ Potential first ladies, apply here
Local briefs
November 11, 2003
¢ Public works employee injured by flying debris ¢ LINK plans to serve free Thanksgiving dinner ¢ School board awards renovation contract ¢ Trial rescheduled for stalking suspect ¢ Former Clinton adviser to speak at KU
Safe and sound?
Lawrence doesn’t want to be known as a hospitable place for troublemakers.
November 11, 2003
Tires were slashed in motel parking lots and a Kansas University student was hospitalized after being struck by a baseball bat during a disturbance that reportedly involved troublemakers from Kansas City.
Service builds sense of community
November 11, 2003
There are many reasons to wish that the United States had a system of national service which offered all young Americans the bonding experience that many men and some women of previous generations found through membership in the armed forces.
Tool of death
November 11, 2003
Minority rules
November 11, 2003
Housing issues
November 11, 2003
Kabul Beauty School offers training for women
November 11, 2003
Under Taliban rule, beauty salons in Afghanistan were banned. Since the regime also decreed that women be covered from head to toe in heavy burqas, banned from workplaces and schools and virtually restricted to their homes, the salon ban might seem irrelevant.
Industrial park needs up for debate
Report recommends 1,000 acres of land for development
November 11, 2003
Douglas County needs at least three new industrial parks of 300 acres or more to ensure future economic development, according to a new report city and county commissioners are scheduled to debate this week.
Westar cites Protection One in $81.3 million loss
November 11, 2003
Westar Energy Inc. posted a large loss in the third quarter of this year, the result of a reduction in the value of a security alarm company it is trying to sell.
WTO panel confirms U.S. steel duties illegal
European Union, others threaten to retaliate as White House officials disagree with ruling
November 11, 2003
An appeals panel ruled Monday that U.S. duties on imported steel introduced last year were illegal, and the European Union was threatening to retaliate with $2.2 billion in sanctions unless Washington swiftly lifts the tariffs.
Commodities
November 11, 2003
Briefcase
November 11, 2003
¢ FAO Schwarz mulls sale ¢ Cap Fed issues dividend ¢ Lawrence resident lands chamber position in N.C. ¢ Tyson earnings soar
Purpose driving veterans’ groups evolves as members grow older
November 11, 2003
John Hughes Jr. earned the Purple Heart for his service during the Vietnam War. Now he serves with his heart. “When I came out, nobody had our backs,” Hughes said. “I came back in so it wouldn’t happen again.” Hughes is the quartermaster at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 852 in Lawrence. When he first joined the VFW in 1968, Lawrence was a “hot spot” of anti-war activism.
Police tracking tire slashing suspects
Hotel’s surveillance tape may provide evidence
November 11, 2003
Police hope a hotel surveillance camera will help them discover who slashed at least two dozen Nebraska football fans’ tires this weekend.
6News video: Retired KU professor honored for WWII service
November 11, 2003
A retired Kansas University professor was honored for his World War II service during a ceremony Monday at Presbyterian Manor, 1429 Kasold Drive.
Albert L. Wittman
November 11, 2003
Arthur D. Dayton
November 11, 2003
Veterans Day events planned
November 11, 2003
Military veterans will be saluted today in at least two ceremonies in Lawrence.
Economic officials to seek business retention task force
November 11, 2003
Concerned the city isn’t friendly enough to business, economic development officials tonight will ask the Lawrence City Commission to form a business retention task force.
Cellular changes will help Sprint, CEO says
November 11, 2003
New rules that take effect next month allowing cell phone users to keep their number when switching carriers will have a widespread effect on the telecommunications industry, Sprint Corp. chairman and CEO Gary Forsee told local officials Monday.
Legislation error holds up funding for home health care to disabled
November 11, 2003
An error made at the end of the 2003 legislative session has kept $6.5 million from being used to help reduce waiting lists that are full of Kansans needing social services, officials have confirmed.
API wins $2 million damage judgment
Jury’s award for faulty equipment thought to be largest ever in county
November 11, 2003
A local jury on Monday awarded more than $2.2 million in damages for a 1999 explosion at a foil plant. One attorney said the amount might be the highest damages ever awarded in Douglas County.
Wall touches a nerve
Fallen vets ‘gave the ultimate sacrifice’
November 11, 2003
Larry Meadows was an Army staff sergeant in Vietnam, hauling fuel in convoys that slogged along dirt roads not far from the North Vietnam border. He and his well-armed escorts made stops at places like Dong Ha, Khe Sanh and Camp Eagle, providing gasoline and diesel fuel for the Marines and Army.
District starts evaluation of gifted education program
November 11, 2003
Inconsistent delivery of gifted education services in Lawrence schools will be a key area of concern as the district conducts a review of that program, officials said Monday.
Supreme Court to hear first anti-terror case
November 11, 2003
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear its first case arising from the war on terrorism, an appeal asking whether foreigners held at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba may contest their captivity in American courts.
6News video: Diversity efforts for KU’s spirit squads questioned
November 11, 2003
Since her arrival at KU four years ago, Spirit Squad coordinator Cat Jarzemkoski has fought the same diversity battle that most of the university has. However, Jarzemkoski’s latest efforts with the minority-oriented Unity Dance Troupe have members of KU’s black community believing that she is using them in an attempt to make herself look better.
6News video: Teen organizes birthday celebrations for the homeless
November 11, 2003
Lawrence eighth-grader Emily Lamb has spent the past two years organizing birthday parties each month for the homeless at the Community Drop-In Shelter. This month, those with birthdays will receive a backpack filled with items for the winter.
6Sports video: Langford back in the game
November 11, 2003
Keith Langford missed the Jayhawks’ first exhibition game with a sore knee, but he’s ready to go for the second one.
Clijsters wins WTA’s largest prize
Check for $1 million caps Belgian’s $4 million season
November 11, 2003
Kim Clijsters defended her title at the WTA Championships, defeating Amelie Mauresmo, 6-2, 6-0, Monday night.
6Sports video: Giddens hoping for more minutes
November 11, 2003
J.R. Giddens played only seven minutes in the exhibition opener, but that will most likely increase against Pittsburg State.
6Sports video: Soccer squad headed to NCAAs
November 11, 2003
The Soccerhawks pulled an overall 13 seed in the tournament and will play Illinois State at 4 p.m. Friday.
6Sports video: Change in the air for Washington’s squad
November 11, 2003
The Jayhawks’ exhibition opener against Sparta Praha showed a solid team, lead by Crystal Kemp.
6Sports video: Whittemore improving; turnovers a concern
November 11, 2003
While Bill Whittemore continues to make good progress, the rest of the team focuses on its goal of fewer turnovers.
6News video: Rockets take off from Lawrence
November 11, 2003
Kansas City receivers finally finding groove
November 11, 2003
As if Priest Holmes, Tony Gonzalez and Dante Hall weren’t enough manpower for any offensive attack, now Kansas City is bringing its wide receivers into the mix.
Bengals can beat Chiefs
November 11, 2003
Dick Vermeil says he doesn’t think ahead to his Chiefs finishing 16-0 and becoming the NFL’s first unbeaten team since 1972. Chad Johnson says Vermeil doesn’t have to, that Kansas City’s unbeaten streak will end at nine next week in Cincinnati.
McNabb rallies Eagles
Philadelphia’s late touchdown foils Favre, Green Bay
November 11, 2003
The Philadelphia Eagles held onto the wet ball to keep from slipping in the standings.
Wannstedt, Dolphins’ owner to discuss team’s woes
November 11, 2003
After losing for the third time in four games, Miami coach Dave Wannstedt gets a chance to convince his boss the Dolphins can turn around their season. Wannstedt said Monday that team owner Wayne Huizenga asked to meet with him this week.
Baltimore quarterback Boller likely out for season
November 11, 2003
Baltimore Ravens rookie quarterback Kyle Boller probably will miss the rest of the season after injuring his left leg in Sunday night’s loss to the St. Louis Rams.
K.C. manager, shortstop thrilled about Royal rookie-of-the-year award
November 11, 2003
Kansas City Royals shortstop Angel Berroa answered his phone Monday, never thinking he was about to receive the best news of his professional baseball career.
Self looking for improvements
Coach: Progress more important than victory margin
November 11, 2003
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self ignores the scoreboard during exhibition games. “It’s like the NFL,” said Self, whose Jayhawks will meet Pittsburg State in a practice game at 7:05 tonight at Allen Fieldhouse. “The NFL has four or five exhibition games. I don’t think anybody gets too hung up on what the scores are in those things. You are just trying to learn about your team.”
Boykins big for Denver
Bulls shoot well, but turnovers costly in 105-97 loss
November 11, 2003
Tiny Earl Boykins was huge for the Denver Nuggets. The 5-foot-5 guard drilled a three-pointer with 38 seconds left Monday night to lead the Nuggets to a 105-97 victory over the Chicago Bulls.
Kansas sixth in Associated Press preseason poll
November 11, 2003
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team will begin the 2003-04 season as the sixth-ranked team in the country.
Parade pop quiz
Area fifth-graders offer tips to find decorated Jayhawks
November 11, 2003
If you haven’t checked out Jayhawks on Parade in Lawrence, there’s still time. Susan Henderson, marketing manager with Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau, said most of the decorated Jayhawks, part of the Lawrence scene since April, will be taken down by the end of the month.
Shoe enthusiast takes Jimmy Choo to new heights
Women infatuated with high heels
November 11, 2003
The complicated relationship between a woman and her shoes, especially the stilettos that tower so proudly above the others, has all the components of a great romantic epic. “A great shoe can win the day for you,” says Kate White, editor in chief of Cosmopolitan.
Musical ‘Wicked’ gives twist on Land of Oz
November 11, 2003
Never mind Dorothy. According to “Wicked,” the new musical that opened on Broadway recently, the women who matter in Oz are Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and her alter ego, Glinda, the Good Witch.
Inspector doubts Bush’s claims of Iraqi weapons
November 11, 2003
The man in charge of destroying Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction — should any be found — doesn’t expect he’ll have much work to do. “I would be very, very surprised if we were to find any sizable amount” of weapons, said Douglas Englund, director of the Iraq Weapons Elimination Directorate for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, which is part of the Department of Defense. “I frankly thought that we would have found something.”
TCU moves up to 6th in BCS
November 11, 2003
TCU moved a big step closer to busting up the BCS.
Toxic compost
November 11, 2003
TV reunions are Opie-ate of the masses
November 11, 2003
Original series stars Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts and Jim Nabors reunite for “The Andy Griffith Show Reunion: Back to Mayberry” (7 p.m., CBS). Griffith will narrate and introduce clips from the popular series set in small-town America that ran on Monday nights from 1960 to 1968.
On the record
November 11, 2003
Phillips services
November 11, 2003
Royals’ Berroa named AL’s top rookie
Shortstop edges Matsui; Florida’s Willis wins NL honor
November 11, 2003
Kansas City shortstop Angel Berroa beat out New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui for AL Rookie of the Year in voting that rekindled the debate on whether veteran Japanese players should be eligible.
Taff enters race for 3rd District seat
November 11, 2003
Republican Adam Taff on Monday formally announced his bid for a rematch to try to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore in the 3rd Congressional District, and called for increased troop strength and a requirement that young people spend a year in government service.
Cost puts enhanced 911 for cell phones on hold
November 11, 2003
If dispatchers are to pinpoint the location of wireless callers during an emergency, Douglas County will need to install new equipment and work out arrangements with companies that provide wireless service.
Democratic candidate John Kerry ousts campaign manager
November 11, 2003
Democratic candidate John Kerry fired his campaign manager Sunday night in an attempt shake up his beleaguered presidential bid, The Associated Press learned.
Review: Ensemble’s sum greater than its parts
November 11, 2003
When eighth blackbird, the current ensemble-in-residence at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, performed Sunday at the Lied Center, each member had a chance to shine individually — and did. But it was as a group that eighth blackbird really dazzled.
Local briefs
November 11, 2003
¢ Baker soccer ousted from NAIA regional ¢ Lions’ Polk to sign
Briefly
November 11, 2003
¢ Shooting kills hunter ¢ Kansas unit gets orders
Briefly
November 11, 2003
¢ Toy guide focuses on child’s developments ¢ Mott’s offers quick recipe for apples
Where are they now?
November 11, 2003
Emily Loewen and Lacey Luina
Star Wars’ star back on Broadway
Hamill plays dance instructor in comedy
November 11, 2003
Try as you might, you’ll have a hard time finding Mark Hamill’s most famous acting job in his Playbill biography.
Books offer guides on gratefulness
November 11, 2003
A puppy named Biscuit is an unlikely symbol of Thanksgiving, but his story of gratefulness is one of several new books that encourage children to count their blessings.
Single-lens-reflex cameras enter arena
November 11, 2003
Digital single-lens-reflex (SLR) cameras — cameras that accept a wide range of lenses and accessories — have been around for several years. Early models offered good quality for those days. They were designed for the professional’s needs, as well as the professional’s budget. In addition, they were heavy, bulky and sucked battery power faster than you could say megapixel.
Daily ticker
November 11, 2003
Home phone numbers free to roam
FCC clears way for cell phone users to switch
November 11, 2003
The days of having more than one phone number may be, well, numbered for many people. Federal regulators approved rules Monday making it easier for consumers to go totally wireless by allowing them to transfer their home number to their cell phone. For those who favor traditional phones, the Federal Communications Commission also plans to allow people to transfer their cell number to their home phone, though initially only a few will have this option.
States build own veterans’ cemeteries
November 11, 2003
Vietnam veteran John Brame plans to be buried in a veterans cemetery reminiscent of Arlington, yet situated in his hometown in western Kentucky.
Musicians pay Cash tribute
November 11, 2003
A diverse lineup of country and rock performers paid tribute Monday to the late Johnny Cash, performing many of his songs and recalling him as an original, independent voice in popular music.
Lost, stolen radioactive material a concern
November 11, 2003
Federal investigators have documented 1,300 cases of lost, stolen or abandoned radioactive material inside the United States over the past five years and have concluded there is a significant risk that terrorists could cobble enough together for a dirty bomb.
U.S. must prod Iraqi process
November 11, 2003
In order to stop running Iraq, the United States needs to hand over power to a legitimate Iraqi government. But guess what? The Iraqi political process is at a standstill. And it shows little sign of moving forward anytime soon.
Jayhawks exhibit scoring punch
Kemp leads rout while top recruit sits
November 11, 2003
The few fans who attended Kansas University’s women’s basketball exhibition opener against Sparta Praha Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse wanted a firsthand look at freshman Lauren Ervin. They didn’t get that opportunity. The 6-foot-4 Ervin — who some recruiting services rated as the second-best high schooler in the nation last season — didn’t play because of a thumb injury.
Briefly
November 11, 2003
¢ Two teens arrested after counselor killed ¢ Group’s ad campaign promotes gay unions ¢ Bush OKs money for Truman statue ¢ Company offers e-mail for the afterlife
Plan would boost KU life sciences
Stowers Institute expansion in K.C. relies on growth at state universities
November 11, 2003
Kansas tax dollars soon may be used to keep the Stowers Institute’s second campus in the Kansas City area and possibly lure it to the Kansas side of the state line.
Allen family could lose seats in namesake fieldhouse
November 11, 2003
This might be Milton “Mick” Allen Jr.’s last year as a Kansas University men’s basketball season ticket holder. “I can’t say for sure, but there’s a possibility that we’ll either lose or have to give up our tickets — tickets that have been in our family since 1955,” he said. Should Allen opt to stay home, a hunk of Jayhawk tradition will be there with him.
Players of the week
November 11, 2003
Jayhawks draw Redbirds
Higher-seeded KU to open soccer tourney at MU
November 11, 2003
Kansas University’s soccer players were dressed in practice gear Monday during their NCAA Tournament selection show watch party. The concern wasn’t if the No. 16 Jayhawks would get in, but rather when and whom they would play. After finishing third in the Big 12 Conference, they figured to be a shoo-in.
United Way negotiates to steady agency rents
November 11, 2003
The Douglas County AIDS Project, Women’s Transitional Care Services and Douglas County Senior Services all may be facing financial drains for next year, but now they can count on at least one financial fixture to hold steady.
Student newspaper draws criticism for seance story
November 11, 2003
Religious leaders and educators are expressing concern over articles about seances and Ouija boards written by Colby High School journalism students in the latest school publication.
Briefly
November 11, 2003
¢ Panel has stem cell concerns ¢ Natural gas supplies called adequate for winter ¢ Half of Americans say Iraq war not worthwhile
Second sniper trial opens in Virginia
Prosecution rests in first case
November 11, 2003
As sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad stood trial in a courtroom 15 miles away, jury selection began Monday in the murder case against 18-year-old Lee Boyd Malvo, with his lawyers arguing he was brainwashed by the older Muhammad.
Survey lists top earners among college presidents
November 11, 2003
While tuition costs keep on rising, so do the salaries of college presidents. A survey of college presidential salaries revealed Monday that the compensation packages given the leaders of four private universities last year topped $800,000.
Report evaluates al-Qaida risks
November 11, 2003
A report released today says Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network has been largely dismantled, but the threat posed by extremist Muslim terrorists remains high and has grown harder to track.
San Antonio honors Robinson
November 11, 2003
David Robinson took the spotlight one last time for the San Antonio Spurs. After the Spurs’ 87-78 victory over Utah Monday night, Robinson’s No. 50 jersey was hung from the rafters of the SBC Center.
Woodling: Husker regrets spitting on Reid
November 11, 2003
Cleaning off the desk while wondering if the distinguished gentlemen who signed the Big 12 Conference charter now wish they had invited Texas Christian to join the league instead of Baylor. … Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star sports editor John Mabry reported he saw Nebraska offensive tackle Richie Incognito “launch a Wilson-sized spitball” at Kansas University linebacker Nick Reid following Saturday’s KU-NU game. Incognito told Mabry that Reid spat first, but Incognito apologized for the incident, saying, “I shouldn’t have done that. I’m sorry.” …
Mangino not concerned by Barmann’s early miscues
November 11, 2003
Adam Barmann has thrown four interceptions in two games since replacing injured senior quarterback Bill Whittemore in Kansas University’s football offense, but coach Mark Mangino is willing to overlook a few freshman mistakes.
Day honors veterans’ sacrifice
November 11, 2003
I find it disheartening that some Americans actually complain about Veterans Day activities and, within themselves, feel no appreciation of their meaning. It indicates that they cannot relate our existing freedoms to the sacrifices that enable them or why we recognize these brave men and women. We have heard it before “Freedom isn’t free.”
Climate change in Mexico may endanger butterfly
November 11, 2003
Monarch butterflies, which journey hundreds of miles to spend the winter in a mountain forest in Mexico, may be endangered within 50 years because a changing climate could make their winter refuge too wet and cool.
Keeping it close tough for Stoops, OU
November 11, 2003
If all you’ve seen of the Oklahoma Sooners this season are the final scores, know this: It has been harder most Saturdays for Bob Stoops to keep the score down than run it up.
Horoscopes
November 11, 2003