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What do you think of KU's decision to not allow Free State High School to use Memorial Stadium for football games next year?

Poll results

Response Percent
This shows how much Lawrence needs to build its own city sports facility for use by both Free State and Lawrence High School.
 
38%
I agree. Free State should go back to using Haskell Stadium, which has a long history of local high school football.
 
25%
I disagree. Allowing the stadium to be used by Free State can help build a fan base for KU football games in the future.
 
16%
I agree with Athletics Director Lew Perkins’ worry about the wear and tear on the field during KU’s season.
 
11%
Undecided.
 
7%
Total 764

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Authorities find remaining two victims of highway flood
September 2, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 11:52 a.m.) The bodies of the remaining two victims from Saturday evening’s flood were found Tuesday morning — including the mother of the Liberty, Mo., family whose minivan was swept off Interstate 35 south of Emporia, according to the Kansas Turnpike Authority.
City to check out new Carnegie Library uses
September 2, 2003
(Web Posted Tuesday at 11:04 a.m.) Tonight, Lawrence City Commission members will discuss coming up with a procedure to select the next occupant of the Carnegie Library building.
Water competition
It’s not too soon to look at long-term water needs in the Missouri-Mississippi basin.
September 2, 2003
What’s more important, water for people or water for barge traffic on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers?
America must face future bravely
September 2, 2003
There will be a conference this month to celebrate the mass murders of Sept. 11, 2001. It will be held in London, exact date unknown. The sponsor is Al-Muhajiroun, a Muslim extremist group that, for the record, disputes reports characterizing the gathering as a celebration.
Future fans
September 2, 2003
Lawrence schools ‘Get Moving’
September 2, 2003
Lawrence elementary physical education classes participate in the Get Moving program in collaboration with the Douglas County Community Health Improvement Project. It encourages exercise outside the school day and exercising with parents.
Organization can set tone for rest of school year
September 2, 2003
School has officially started and you are probably thinking, what now? For some people, the first step for a good year is organization.
Roth IRA may help earners in low tax brackets
September 2, 2003
If your child has a part-time job and is disciplined enough to save his or her earnings, putting the money in a Roth IRA can be a good way to illustrate how money can grow over time.
Briefcase
September 2, 2003
¢ Do not call list could be expanded, consumers say ¢ Survey: Midwesterners lag nation in Internet use
Dual-acting anthrax vaccine promising
New formula fights both bacteria, its toxin
September 2, 2003
A new vaccine that launches a two-pronged attack on anthrax — battling both the bacteria itself and the toxin it produces — is undergoing preliminary tests.
Bush to name manufacturing czar to stem job loss
U.S. has dropped 2.7 million jobs — 2.4 million in factories — since the recession started in 2001
September 2, 2003
President Bush announced Monday he is creating a high-level government post to nurture the manufacturing sector, which is bleeding jobs in states crucial to his re-election.
Panel condemns Israeli police, accuses nation of neglecting Arabs
September 2, 2003
A groundbreaking Israeli commission of inquiry found police used excessive force in quelling Arab riots three years ago and said in a stinging report released Monday that the Jewish state has systematically neglected its Arab minority.
Red Sox sting Phils in ninth
September 2, 2003
Trot Nixon got back at the Philadelphia Phillies in a big way.
Mangino: Jayhawks ‘feel terrible’ about loss
September 2, 2003
Mark Mangino said during the preseason that one game wouldn’t “make or break” Kansas University’s football season. The coach didn’t waver from that philosophy after the Jayhawks suffered a 28-20 loss to Northwestern in Saturday’s season opener.
6News video: Living-wage supporters celebrate with third annual event
September 2, 2003
About 50 supporters of the living-wage proposal gathered in South Park for Labor Day.
6Sports video: Haskell opens season with win
September 2, 2003
The Fightin’ Indians held Waldorf (Iowa) College scoreless in a 12-0 victory Saturday.
6News video: KU’s new AD moving quickly
September 2, 2003
Lew Perkins’ first 90 days on the job has seen some hard decisions on the part of the new administrator.
6Sports video: Dreary Saturday for Mangino’s team
September 2, 2003
Mark Mangino’s looking to the positive side following KU’s season-opening loss to Northwestern.
Nine ex-Jayhawks earn NFL jobs
September 2, 2003
They’re calling Gilbert Brown “The Comeback Kid” in Green Bay. Brown, the Packers’ massive 6-foot-2, 340-pound nose tackle, suffered a torn biceps injury in Green Bay’s preseason opener in late July and was thought to be out for the season.
U.S. team erases memory of last year’s disappointment
September 2, 2003
The death of USA basketball has been greatly exaggerated. The United States bounced back from last year’s sixth-place finish at the world championships by blasting Argentina, 106-73, in Saturday night’s finals of the Tournament of Americas Olympic qualifying tournament.
Australian golfer flawless
Scott closes with 5-under-par 66, wins Deutsche Bank
September 2, 2003
He swings like Tiger Woods. He worships Greg Norman.
Controversy stings U.S. at worlds
White’s gold medals at risk; Drummond faces punishment for tantrum after false start in 100
September 2, 2003
The head of U.S. track and field could not resist a literary cliche in summing up the performance — on and off the track — of the American team at the World Championships.
Texas makes changes to roster
September 2, 2003
The Texas Rangers recalled outfielder Ryan Christenson and right-handers Reynaldo Garcia and Ryan Drese from Triple-A Oklahoma on Monday.
Leslie scores 22 points, lifts Sparks past Lynx
Los Angeles reaches conference finals
September 2, 2003
Lisa Leslie scored 22 points to lead the two-time WNBA champion Los Angeles Sparks past Minnesota 74-64 on Monday night and into the Western Conference finals for the fifth consecutive year.
Minnesota skipper ribs Orosco
New Twins reliever older than manager
September 2, 2003
After the Twins traded with the New York Yankees for veteran left-hander Jesse Orosco late Sunday, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire called and left a message for his newest, oldest pitcher.
Capriati wins marathon match
Long, rainy day at office ‘annoying’ for No. 6 seed, who downs Dementieva
September 2, 2003
Cutting short the chance to rest during a changeover, Jennifer Capriati hopped off her chair and headed to the baseline.
On the record
September 2, 2003
At least 11 people killed on Kansas highways
September 2, 2003
At least 11 people died on state highways during the long Labor Day weekend, including four Missouri children killed after their minivan was pushed off the Kansas Turnpike by rushing flood waters Saturday night.
Libraries use comics to entice young readers
September 2, 2003
Once snubbed by critics as junk literature, comic books are making their way into libraries in Kansas City and other cities in growing numbers.
Betty L. Friesen
September 2, 2003
Carl Wayne Asher
September 2, 2003
Martin Emery
September 2, 2003
Hurley A. Noonen
September 2, 2003
KU extends western reach
September 2, 2003
Kansas University is hoping to increase its presence in two places known for their support of Kansas State University — in western Kansas and at the Kansas State Fair.
Optimism marks living wage picnic
Alliance now ready to tackle other issues related to transportation, housing
September 2, 2003
Oh, what a difference a year makes. Just ask David Smith, a member of the Kaw Valley Living Wage Alliance’s steering committee
County taking a long look at fairgrounds future
September 2, 2003
The Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds one day might get bigger, but Douglas County commissioners are certain they can get better. That’s why they’re preparing to spend as much as $30,000 to devise a master plan for the east Lawrence site.
Study finds no vaccine connection to autism
September 2, 2003
Autism rates in Denmark do not appear to be linked to thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative once added to some childhood vaccines, according to an analysis of three decades of data.
Dutch to begin selling medicinal marijuana
September 2, 2003
Marijuana went on sale Monday at Dutch pharmacies to help bring relief to thousands of patients suffering from cancer, AIDS or multiple sclerosis.
Irregular heart beat dangerous to women
September 2, 2003
An irregular heart beat is more common among men but much more hazardous when it occurs in women, according to the first major study to examine gender differences in the ailment.
Director concerned film may be cut in U.S.
September 2, 2003
Oscar-winning director Bernardo Bertolucci is worried that his sexually explicit new film “The Dreamers” might be cut in the United States out of concern it is too graphic for American audiences.
This new reality show really twists the truth
September 2, 2003
You know reality TV has come of age when it produces a truly inspired satire. “The Joe Schmo Show” (8 p.m., Spike) sends up every cliche and character associated with the genre. And, like every reality show, “Schmo” has a killer twist: It isn’t a reality show at all. But one contestant doesn’t know that.
Recent rain helpful but won’t end drought
September 2, 2003
The rain that soaked much of Kansas and Missouri in recent days made farmers happy, but most agreed that it was unlikely to save crops damaged by the lengthy drought.
Donor dogs at veterinary school assist in life-saving transfusions
September 2, 2003
These unsung heroes lead a dog’s life. Meet Giddo, Wessor, Morton, Gnat, Goliath and Cletus, blood donor greyhounds at the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
Venezuela court says ruling against Chavez was forgery
September 2, 2003
Venezuela’s high court late Monday denied ever ruling that President Hugo Chavez couldn’t run if there are new elections, saying a statement purportedly from the court making that claim was a forgery.
McKenzie services
September 2, 2003
Purported Saddam tape denies role in Najaf mosque bombing
Cleric’s remains pass through Karbala on way to hometown
September 2, 2003
As a huge funeral procession for a beloved Shiite cleric marched to the holy city of Najaf, Arab TV broadcast an audiotape Monday purportedly from Saddam Hussein denying any involvement in the bombing that killed the moderate ayatollah.
Area briefs
September 2, 2003
¢ 2 arrested after chase ¢ Booklet outlines resident rights ¢ Dog benefit event comes to Kansas City ¢ KU Web sites honored as disability friendly ¢ Exhibit explores Vietnam War
Dead British weapons adviser felt betrayed, widow testifies
September 2, 2003
Weapons adviser David Kelly felt betrayed by his bosses at the Ministry of Defense after being caught up in a political storm over the government’s case for war in Iraq, his widow testified Monday.
Royals toasted in Texas
Teixeira belts two homers; K.C. falls two games back
September 2, 2003
The Texas Rangers thought it was about time they beat the Kansas City Royals. They had lost their last six meetings with Kansas City this season by a combined score of 53-14, and dropped the last nine matchups overall.
Tackling childhood obesity
Weight issues challenging school districts
September 2, 2003
Tackling childhood obesity in schools is tough. Just bringing up the idea can be even more difficult. About a decade ago, Hirschi High School in Wichita Falls, Texas, looked into starting a support group for teens with weight issues. The effort stalled, though, because of a lack of interest and the awkwardness of trying to drum up participation, said Barbara Galyean, lead guidance counselor.
Horoscopes
September 2, 2003
For Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003
In the halls
September 2, 2003
What do you do to stay fit?
Students don’t need credit cards to build good credit
September 2, 2003
When you give advice, people will disagree with you. So I wasn’t surprised when a number of readers thought I was wrong to say that college students don’t need credit cards.
Search continues for missing mother, Texan
September 2, 2003
A man whose children drowned when floodwaters swept the family minivan off the Kansas Turnpike held out hope Monday that his wife, who apparently also was sucked out of the van by the force of the water, somehow survived.
Twins tripped by Angels
Minnesota tumbles, 10-2, falls two games back
September 2, 2003
The Anaheim Angels know that getting back to the postseason and defending their World Series title this season is a longshot. But they’re sure they’ll have an impact on the playoff race.
6Sports video: Royals fall to Rangers
September 2, 2003
Kansas City is now two games behind Chicago with the 7-3 loss.
Israeli missile strike kills Hamas member
September 2, 2003
Israel killed a Hamas militant Monday in its sixth missile strike in two weeks, while the Palestinian government renewed truce talks with the Islamic militants.
Tough guy found his niche
European films proved Bronson’s worth as a star
September 2, 2003
Charles Bronson, the grim-faced tough guy who built a European following before making his mark in the United States with action films including the “Death Wish” series, wondered if he was too manly to achieve instant stardom in his home country.
KU alumus tops nation’s Young Democrats
September 2, 2003
Campaigning for his post as president of the Young Democrats of America, Chris Gallaway heard the question often. “Most of them would say, ‘There aren’t any Democrats in Kansas; where did you come from?” the Lawrence resident recalled.
City briefs
September 2, 2003
¢ Department to update parasite illness numbers ¢ Hall Family Foundation supports writing program ¢ Grant to allow Haskell, KU to study race issues ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
People
September 2, 2003
¢ Kiss photo prompts apology ¢ Paintball appeals to Shatner ¢ Stars honor Harley birthday ¢ Peepers focus on ‘Creepers 2’
Briefly
September 2, 2003
¢ Strong earthquake hits China’s northwest ¢ Sunk nuclear sub can’t be raised until next year ¢ Legless climber begins ascent of Mount Fuji ¢ Weekend flood leaves 11 dead, 24 missing ¢ Surge in rebel violence claims lives of 17
Fair ruling on Franken, Fox
September 2, 2003
Common sense scored an unexpected but welcome victory last week in (of all places) a U.S. courtroom. After only 30 minutes of oral arguments, U.S. District Judge Denny Chin summarily tossed out the frivolous lawsuit that the Fox News Network filed against liberal satirist Al Franken.
Radiohead concert rocks
September 2, 2003
Road trip. Were there ever two words any sweeter? Well, add Radiohead to the mix, and you have an event.
First love now a second career for sailor-turned-teacher
September 2, 2003
Bill Venohr wrapped up nearly a quarter century aboard U.S. Navy submarines eager to launch a new career. After weighing his options, the Lawrence resident landed a job selling computer software to the banking industry in a 13-state region. But the work didn’t inspire him like serving as second in command on the USS Alabama did. Nor did it trump a dream he harbored of being a school teacher.
Lawrence ‘hero’ helps motorists in deadly flood
September 2, 2003
If he’d left Wichita a minute or two earlier, there’s a good chance Ryan Lane would be dead now. Lane, 24, was driving back to Lawrence on the Kansas Turnpike about 9 p.m. Saturday when he suddenly found himself in about two feet of water.
Bonds’ hit a game-winner
Two-run single in ninth lifts Giants past D’backs, 2-0
September 2, 2003
Considering what he’s been through lately, Barry Bonds decided it was time for the game to end.
Verdict in terror trial seen as test for Indonesia
September 2, 2003
Facing heavy police security, hundreds of Muslim militants rallied early today outside a courthouse in Jakarta, where judges were set to announce a verdict in the trial of the alleged spiritual leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah terror network.
Ex-astronaut offers NASA advice
September 2, 2003
A golden opportunity awaits Sean O’Keefe. With the Gehman Board report so forcefully emphasizing the organizational cultural and communications problems within NASA, he now has a mandate to exercise decisive leadership to make substantive, crucial changes within the agency.
Faith tempers Israeli anger
September 2, 2003
“I lost three friends, close friends in the attack. I am so depressed.” The Orthodox Jew — or “ultra” Orthodox Jew as the New York Times would label him — was noticeably shaken as we walked up to the site of the bus bombing in Jerusalem that killed 23, including six children. Nearly three days had passed, but his pain had not.
Biotech corn to challenge industry
Producers wary of ability to keep crops separated
September 2, 2003
Seed companies, farmers and grain handlers are struggling with how to keep genetically altered corn from mixing with nonbiotech crops.
Briefly
September 2, 2003
¢ N. Korea rejects U.S. demand to scrap its nuclear program ¢ Depression, sadness can weaken body, too ¢ Taliban ambush two patrols, kill eight Afghan soldiers
Briefly
September 2, 2003
¢ Violence mars parade honoring councilman ¢ MDA telethon nets record $60.5 million ¢ Three employees found slain in restaurant ¢ Hurricane downgraded; Hawaii watch canceled
Right action
September 2, 2003
Nebraska proves it’s still among elite
Victory against OSU puts Huskers in Top 25
September 2, 2003
Rumors of Nebraska’s demise may have been greatly exaggerated. The Cornhuskers lead the Big 12 North and are back in the AP Top 25.
Non-English speakers have hospitals ‘reeling’
September 2, 2003
The nurse ordered an oral antibiotic to clear up the 7-year-old’s ear infection. But the mother spoke no English — and a bystander pulled in to translate told her to pour the drug into the girl’s ears.