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Singh, Perry tied at top
Els seven back at Nedbank Challenge
November 29, 2003
Vijay Singh and Kenny Perry shot 7-under 65s Thursday to share the first-round lead in the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Ernie Els, the winner three of the last four years, opened with a 72 for a 16th-place tie in the 18-player field. The South African failed to break par for the first time in 29 rounds in the event.
Separate courts
November 29, 2003
For the people?
November 29, 2003
Library funds
November 29, 2003
Engagements
November 29, 2003
Bridgens-Rankin Brown-Cheek Greene-Luman
Scouting news
November 29, 2003
Society guidelines
November 29, 2003
Military news
November 29, 2003
Europeans mull benefits, costs of free health care
November 29, 2003
Pierre Berthelot enjoys a golden sunset in the south of France, despite the aches and pains of his 83 years.
Walter L. Bell
November 29, 2003
Clarence Schiltz
November 29, 2003
Lloyd Cooley Jr.
November 29, 2003
Nancy Darlene Welsh
November 29, 2003
Dog gone since 1997 back home
November 29, 2003
Jeanie Flores did a double-take this week when she glanced out the window of her Wichita home. The brindle-colored Lab and chow mix outside looked like Bear, the family pet who disappeared in November 1997. “Oh my God. I think that’s my dog!” she thought to herself.
Work to begin on Capitol’s east wing
November 29, 2003
The east wing of the Statehouse will be closed to the public starting Monday, as a nine-year, $135 million renovation of the building continues.
Bishops cautious on devotions
November 29, 2003
You’re Roman Catholic and have a private practice of saying the rosary? Great. But be certain to go to Mass, too. You’ve become a student of the Virgin Mary’s messages to the faithful? Just be sure they accord with the Gospel.
Worship attendance by students sagging, study says
November 29, 2003
American college students show broad interest in spirituality, but their involvement in formal religious activity sags while on campus, a new study by UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute says.
Johnson County seeks input on Sunflower site plans
Commissioners want to create debate on developers’ proposals for 9,065 acres near De Soto
November 29, 2003
Johnson County commissioners want public feedback on plans for the development of the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant. Commissioner Dolores Furtado said the board aimed to create a meaningful public debate over plans for the 9,065-acre Sunflower site.
Atchison Casting union OKs concessions
November 29, 2003
Union steelworkers at Atchison Casting Corp. have agreed to a wage freeze and a reduction in benefits, saying the concessions were necessary to ensure the survival of the bankrupt company.
Briefcase
November 29, 2003
¢ EU extends deadline for U.S. in steel dispute ¢ Euro reaches record high ¢ Yukos, Sibneft suspend planned acquisition
Mother, daughter send goodies to troops
November 29, 2003
Some soldiers get so tired of bugs and sand, they wear pantyhose under their uniforms. Others are so bored, they dig holes in the desert to watch fights between spiders.
One Christmas treat, one lump of coal
November 29, 2003
Don’t be too quick to dismiss the original cable drama “Stealing Christmas” (7 p.m. Sunday, USA). Sure, it has Tony Danza in a Santa suit, Lea Thompson as a spunky if exasperated mom, and a story about a small town rediscovering the lost meaning of Christmas. Yup, those are usually all of the ingredients you need for forgettable mush, but somehow the movie manages to hang together.
Schilling accepts trade
Diamondbacks pitcher headed to Boston
November 29, 2003
Arizona right-hander Curt Schilling accepted a trade to Boston Friday after agreeing to a contract extension that could keep him with the Red Sox through the end of his career.
RedHawks roll over Central Florida
November 29, 2003
The wins are piling up for No. 15 Miami of Ohio and so are the points.
River Falls hopes to keep Chiefs’ camp
University trying to upgrade facilities to remain site of K.C. training camp
November 29, 2003
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls wants to upgrade its facilities in an attempt to keep the Kansas City Chiefs from finding another summer training-camp location.
County asks for corps to study proposed reservoir near Winfield
November 29, 2003
The Cowley County Commission has agreed to ask for a feasibility study of a proposed 8,000-acre lake and recreation area.
Three arrested in militant recruitment
Two others sought in Europe for allegedly planning Iraq attacks
November 29, 2003
Three North African men were arrested in Italy and Germany as part of efforts to smash a network seeking to recruit Islamic militants for suicide attacks against coalition forces in Iraq, officials said. Two others — an Iraqi man and a Tunisian woman — remained at large, the Interior Ministry in Rome said Friday.
Shootings on Ohio freeway linked
November 29, 2003
Gail Knisley was headed to a doctor’s appointment on a freeway ringing Columbus when a bullet ripped through the driver’s door.
AFL-CIO suffers severe budget crunch
November 29, 2003
The AFL-CIO is enduring a budget shortfall so severe that its own workers are taking two days of unpaid leave to avoid layoffs, even as the labor federation attempts to mobilize its largest political campaign.
Hard-line Protestants gain control of N. Ireland Assembly
November 29, 2003
Voters in Northern Ireland handed power to hard-line Protestants in a stunning setback for hopes of reviving a Catholic-Protestant government, the central objective of the peace accord for this British territory.
Unsafe spot
November 29, 2003
6News video: Santa’s arrival delights children
November 29, 2003
Several good little boys and girls talked to Santa after he was rescued from the roof of Weaver’s in downtown Lawrence.
6Sports video: Nick Collison’s KU career immortalized
November 29, 2003
Collison’s jersey was retired at the Tennessee-Chattanooga game.
6Sports video: Simien perfect from line
November 29, 2003
Wayne Simien has hit 16 of 16 free throws this season.
6Sports video: Michael Lee injured at practice
November 29, 2003
Lee broke his collarbone in a collision at practice, and will be out for six to eight weeks.
6News video: Salvation Army kicks off kettle campaign
November 29, 2003
The agency hopes the kettle campaign will raise $75,000 to help area homeless.
6News video: Early bird shoppers get deals
November 29, 2003
Shoppers swarmed through Lawrence on the busiest shopping day of the year.
6News video: Santa rescued from top of Weaver’s
November 29, 2003
Hundreds were downtown to watch Santa’s arrival.
Gonzalez feels bad for buddy
K.C. tight end chummy with ex-Chief Edwards
November 29, 2003
As excitement builds in Kansas City and the Chiefs inch closer to their first playoff appearance since 1997, Tony Gonzalez has a big regret.
Magic lose 15th straight
Toronto squeaks past Orlando, 87-86
November 29, 2003
Vince Carter didn’t take it easy on his cousin.
Pierce gets triple-double despite injury
Former Jayhawks collects 26 points, 10 assists, 10 rebounds, minor shoulder wound
November 29, 2003
Paul Pierce refused to let an early injury affect his overall performance.
Brutal attacks
November 29, 2003
Radio program to enter hall
November 29, 2003
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s weekly radio program, which went on the air three months before the 1929 stock market crash, will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame next year.
Mystical path
Sufis revere religions of world and their prophets
November 29, 2003
Imagine a kind of faith that transcends denominations, creeds and hierarchies. A form of spirituality that you can come to from any religious background. A philosophy that venerates all of the traditions that humans have looked to, over thousands of years, for illumination and a sense of connection to the divine. What you’d have, essentially, is Sufism.
How can I instill a sense of gratitude in my life?
November 29, 2003
¢ God’s promise: He is for us ¢ Focusing on God, others is essential
Agency rings in annual fund drive
Salvation Army hopes to raise $75,000 for needy
November 29, 2003
First, someone stole his kettle stand. Then his bell’s clapper fell apart. But once a pair of bundled-up little girls braved the brisk downtown wind to drop a few coins into his bright red bucket, Joe Takacs knew the holidays would be happy once more.
Stranded Santa ushers in season
November 29, 2003
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical made a roof-top rescue Friday night after a visitor from the North Pole became stranded. Santa Claus, age unknown, made his annual appearance in downtown Lawrence for the benefit of several hundred children and parents who had gathered near the intersection of Ninth and Massachusetts streets. He arrived about 6 p.m. on top of Weaver’s department store in a reindeer-drawn sled. For reasons unknown, the reindeer stranded him on the store’s roof, said Santa’s wife, Mrs. Claus, who nervously watched from the street below.
Robert Gary Rothwell
November 29, 2003
Huskers rally around coach, hold off Buffs, 31-22
November 29, 2003
Overcoming a week of distractions, Nebraska players rallied around beleaguered head coach Frank Solich. T.J. Hollowell’s interception set up Judd Davies’ one-yard touchdown run with 5:48 left, helping No. 25 Nebraska hold off Colorado, 31-22, Friday in a bid to bolster Solich’s job security.
O-North awaits Salt Hawks
November 29, 2003
Olathe North has captured six of the last seven Class 6A high school football championships.
Salina South, Blue Valley alike
November 29, 2003
Salina South High football coach Ken Stonebraker has done the math, analyzed the stats and watched plenty of film in search of something that will set his Cougars apart from Blue Valley in the Class 5A state championship game.
KU women fall to Ducks
November 29, 2003
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team rallied from an 11-point deficit and led late, but 24th-ranked Oregon escaped with a 54-51 victory over the Jayhawks Friday night in the Oregon Classic.
NCAA bid could be on line today
November 29, 2003
Kansas University’s volleyball team has been carrying a little checklist with it all month. The list, which consists of each opponent KU has faced in November, has been more of a road map to the NCAA Tournament than a schedule reminder.
Langford eager for Texas homecomings
November 29, 2003
Keith Langford has two basketball games to look forward to next week deep in the heart of Texas.
Friends and neighbors
November 29, 2003
Trash-eating bears face greater risks
November 29, 2003
The habitat of Lake Tahoe bears is not defined by their once-expansive range high in the snowy Sierra Nevada or surrounding pine forests. Here, the black bear’s domain can be measured in city blocks.
Events range from ‘Wonderful’ to bazaar
November 29, 2003
It’s a weekend of gift-giving, from the Lawrence Community Theatre’s performances of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which director Jeanne Chinn calls the theater’s “gift to the community,” to the Bizarre Bazaar, which caters to shoppers seeking artsy holiday gifts.
Where to write
November 29, 2003
Parents’ role grows on college campuses
November 29, 2003
Susan Jennings Lantz recalls just how involved her mom and dad were in her education at West Virginia University during the 1980s. “My parents dropped me off, waved goodbye and that was that,” she says.
Priest’s cause for sainthood promoted
November 29, 2003
Supporters of sainthood for a Kansas-born Catholic priest who died a prisoner of war in Korea have started a formal campaign to raise money and gather the information the Vatican requires for canonization.
Photographers of Diana crash acquitted
Journalists didn’t invade privacy, French court rules
November 29, 2003
Three photographers who took pictures of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed at the scene of their deadly crash were acquitted Friday of invading the couple’s privacy.
Reporting battle deaths of loved ones no easy task
November 29, 2003
Catherine Perusse remembers the chilling call she and husband Ted got one recent Tuesday. The military phoned to tell them their son, Robert T. Benson, of Spokane, Wash., had been badly wounded in Iraq and transferred to a hospital in Kuwait. Surgery had gone “as planned.”
A&M’s downfall ruins Texas rivalry
November 29, 2003
There are many bad and tradition-laden college football games during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Georgia Tech cruises past Red Raiders
Texas Tech absorbs 85-65 setback in Preseason NIT championship game
November 29, 2003
As satisfying as Georgia Tech’s blowout of Texas Tech in the Preseason NIT final was to coach Paul Hewitt, the compliments he received from losing coach Bob Knight might have meant even more.
Religion briefs
November 29, 2003
¢ Leadership Network asks group to change name ¢ Missing bishop surfaces, report says
Briefly
November 29, 2003
¢ Broken belt on machine causes short mail delay ¢ KU issues reminder on inclement weather plan ¢ Communities, agencies sharing $1.24 million
Briefly
November 29, 2003
¢ Report: Israel considering destroying Gaza settlements ¢ Police name one bomber, use DNA to identify another ¢ Mandela urges world to fight AIDS like it fought apartheid
Briefly
November 29, 2003
¢ Tests target dam at Tuttle reservoir ¢ Meatpacker sues for construction work
Briefly
November 29, 2003
¢ Assault, battery alleged ¢ KU sets final exams
Texas makes case for BCS bid
Longhorns rout A&M, 46-15, hope for OU win in title game
November 29, 2003
Texas beat one hated rival to stay within reach of the Bowl Championship Series. Now it’s up to another to get the Longhorns there.
On the record
November 29, 2003
Skiles takes over Bulls
November 29, 2003
Scott Skiles’ reputation was forged by his feisty playing style and later by his no-nonsense, in-your-face approach during his first NBA coaching stop in Phoenix.
Eighth-ranked Florida edges fourth-ranked Arizona, 78-77
November 29, 2003
Bonell Colas’ layup on an inbounds pass with 7.3 seconds left — his only points of the game — gave No. 8 Florida a 78-77 victory over No. 4 Arizona in the Tipoff Classic Friday night.
LSU keeps title hopes alive, 55-24
November 29, 2003
Matt Mauck made sure the only thing LSU had to worry about was the BCS computers — not another last-minute comeback by Arkansas.
Daily ticker
November 29, 2003
Retailers bemoan lack of ‘must-haves’
Analysts say absence of hot items will create price competition this holiday season
November 29, 2003
The Christmas of 2003 is likely to go down in the record books as a nonevent, hot item-wise. No frantic searches for Tickle Me Elmo. No Furby riots.
Christmas tree farms, stands open
Crop survives summer drought
November 29, 2003
Customers visiting area Christmas tree farms Friday, the opening day of the season, probably had no idea the difficulties tree growers endured bringing the firs to harvest. “It was a tough crop,” said Kathy Heeb, owner of Prairie Elf Christmas Trees, a seven-acre farm near Lone Star. “This was the fourth year of drought in a row and it made our job difficult.”
Restitution process nears completion for victims in K.C. diluted drugs case
November 29, 2003
Restitution checks to victims of a former Kansas City pharmacist who diluted cancer treatments could start going out by the end of the year, federal court officials said.
Plan eases judicial moves
November 29, 2003
Faced with legislators’ reluctance to approve the budget increases sought by the court system, a study committee has drafted a proposal designed to make it easier to move judges from county to county. However, a spokesman for the judicial branch questioned Friday whether the plan would help save the court system much money.
Iraqis feel left out after Bush’s quick Baghdad visit
November 29, 2003
President Bush’s surprise visit to Iraq was the talk of Baghdad Friday, with many Iraqis asking why he didn’t take advantage of his trip to see firsthand how his rule has treated them. Many complained that Bush met with few Iraqis during his secret, two-hour stay Thursday evening and never left the grounds of a heavily fortified U.S. base. Several called the trip an electoral stunt, and took offense that he would use their country as his stage.
U.N. agencies seek urgent aid to save great apes
November 29, 2003
Poachers shoot them. Smugglers sell their babies as exotic pets. Illegal loggers wipe out the rain forests where they live. And civil wars drive them away.
Shevardnadze ends career as an outcast
November 29, 2003
Eduard Shevardnadze’s two dramatic resignations from high office are landmarks in a protean career that spanned and touched the most significant changes in global politics of the last two decades. But his centrality to our times did not prevent Shevardnadze from finishing that career as an outcast and a failure in his own land.
Turn Dems into survivors
November 29, 2003
I know I should be paying more attention to the Democratic candidates. I should be paying more attention to my gums, too. But what you should do and what you actually end up wasting hours and hours doing are sometimes two different things.
In the holiday spirit
November 29, 2003
People and places
November 29, 2003
Super-picky
The Kansas City Chiefs’ gift of wine is emblematic of overzealous nit-picking by high-level officials.
November 29, 2003
A recent incident involving the Kansas City Chiefs football team is further evidence of how athletic officials and their legal experts work overtime to deal with silly matters while ignoring far more important issues.
Briefly
November 29, 2003
¢ Mint wants to create pool of artists for coins ¢ Midsize SUVs perform poorly in bumper tests ¢ Kidnap victim found on Cal Ripken’s porch ¢ Surgeon sues Disney over maintenance
FCE 4-H and club news
November 29, 2003
Shoppers hit stores for holiday bargains
Area residents join in annual gift pursuit
November 29, 2003
To say some got an early start on their holiday shopping Friday doesn’t quite do justice for die-hard bargain hunters like Tina Taspard. “I left at 5 this morning,” said Taspard, who was shopping mid-morning Friday at SuperTarget, 3201 Iowa. “I drove to Atchison, did a little shopping there before heading back here to Lawrence.”
Religion briefs
November 29, 2003
Briefly
November 29, 2003
¢ Thousands sign petitions seeking recall ¢ DNA proves siblings are Lindbergh’s children ¢ Clinton praises nation’s role in terrorism fight ¢ Governments approve land mine treaty
Club news
November 29, 2003
Around and about
November 29, 2003
6News video: Screen Scene
November 29, 2003
Rarely has a holiday movie with the word Santa in the title ever been so unsuitable for kids. Such is the case with “Bad Santa,” a hilarious, profane, really dark, dark comedy that stars Billy Bob Thornton as part of a Santa and elf team who rob the department stores where they are hired to work. “Ghost World” director Terry Zwigoff takes this potential one-joke premise and turns it into a modern comedic classic.
Early flu outbreak worries officials
First death in Kansas confirms increase in influenza activity
November 29, 2003
Kansas health and medical professionals are bracing for what could be the state’s largest bout with the flu in several years. It already is at work in Douglas County.
Broken collarbone sidelines Lee
November 29, 2003
Kansas University shooting guard Michael Lee will miss six to eight weeks of basketball after suffering a broken right collarbone at practice Friday. Lee, a 6-foot-3 junior starter from Portland, Ore., who sustained the injury while running through a screen set by senior guard/forward Bryant Nash, will not need surgery.
CU’s loss Jayhawks’ gain
Nebraska victory over Buffaloes guarantees Kansas bowl bid
November 29, 2003
Kansas University’s football team is going bowling. Colorado’s is not. Colorado’s 31-22 loss to No. 25 Nebraska Friday made those two things perfectly clear.
Petition may cork Sunday liquor in Tongie
November 29, 2003
Attempts to allow Sunday liquor sales in this Leavenworth County town have hit a snag. Earlier this week, five Tonganoxie residents presented city officials with a 93-signature petition aimed at putting Sunday sales on a citywide ballot.
Intelligence training plan could provide vital insight to U.S.
November 29, 2003
Some months ago, Kansas University faculty member Felix Moos visited with U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., about this country’s ability to gather foreign intelligence. Both men have been concerned for many years about the weaknesses in America’s security system, but the shortcomings did not grab public attention until recent years when it became increasingly apparent Uncle Sam did not know enough about what is going on in nations around the world.
People
November 29, 2003
¢ Meat Loaf to resume tour ¢ Equine Pesci wins race ¢ Shriver finding first-lady role ¢ Now she loves politics
Horoscopes
November 29, 2003
6Sports video: Bowl destination still not certain
November 29, 2003
Big 12 officials will not announce bowl destinations until after the Big 12 title game.