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KU fall enrollment sets record
September 25, 2003
(Updated Thursday at 1:59 p.m.) Kansas University has set a record for enrollment this fall, university officials announced Thursday. There are 29,272 students enrolled at the university, more than the previous record set in 1992. Enrollment is up 423 students, or 1.5 percent, from last year.
Briefly
September 25, 2003
¢ Kidnapped tourist escapes to safety ¢ New suspect arrested in minister’s killing ¢ Drug raid joint effort of Britain, Colombia ¢ Entrance blocked at refugee camp
FTC chairman calls ruling against no-call registry ‘incorrect’
Federal judge in Oklahoma says Federal Trade Commission does not have authority to create list
September 25, 2003
A federal judge has ruled that the Federal Trade Commission overstepped its authority in creating the national “do-not-call” list against telemarketers. The ruling came in a lawsuit brought by telemarketers who challenged the list of 50 million people who submitted their telephone numbers and said they do not want to receive business solicitation calls.
Classified staff to revisit leaving state system
September 25, 2003
The stage has been set for another battle about whether Kansas University’s classified employees should stay in the state’s civil service system. Because a vote on the issue in May ended in a tie, proponents of leaving the system soon will bring the issue to another vote. They say establishing an alternate system could lead to better pay raises.
Haskell regents hesitant about housing federal records
Officials dubious about long-term funding prospects
September 25, 2003
Gil Vigil can’t help wondering if Haskell Indian Nations University is being set up for a public relations disaster. The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Archives and Records Administration want to put Haskell in charge of training workers for a planned repository for millions of American Indian records.
Author compares U.S. policies on Iraqis, American Indians
September 25, 2003
Vine Deloria Jr. is no shrinking violet. The author of American Indian manifestoes “Custer Died for Your Sins,” “God is Red” and “Red Earth, White Lies,” has opinions — some flippant, some serious — on just about everything.
Seabury launches new facility
September 25, 2003
Their tiny, outmoded elementary school building five miles east of Lawrence has been reduced to a memory for students and teachers at Bishop Seabury Academy. A $1.6 million transformation of the former Alvamar Racquet and Swim Club, 4120 Clinton Parkway, resulted in creation of a lush educational atmosphere for the 115 junior high and high school students attending the private Episcopal school.
Briefly
September 25, 2003
¢ Bush job approval dips ¢ Tequila tempest brewing ¢ Moussaoui lawyers argue for dismissal
Recall candidates stage squabble
September 25, 2003
The most-anticipated debate of California’s recall campaign quickly turned into a shouting match Wednesday among four of the five leading candidates seeking to replace Gov. Gray Davis, forcing the moderator to repeatedly chide them for straying from the subject.
Military expands Guantanamo Bay probe
September 25, 2003
An investigation into possible security breaches at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp for terror suspects has expanded to a third member of the military, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.
SEC rules aim to inform mutual fund investors
September 25, 2003
Investors will get more information in ads for mutual funds and more up-to-date performance data under rules adopted Wednesday by federal securities regulators.
Newman benefits from rule change he criticized
September 25, 2003
Ryan Newman may not have liked it, but he sure learned to live with it.
State protests Internet access tax ban
September 25, 2003
Worried the state treasury might be shorted $100 million a year, Kansas officials are among those fighting a bill in Congress that would ban state and local governments from taxing Internet access. Supporters of the bill, which has been approved by the House and now is being considered by the Senate, say it will keep Internet access affordable.
Massive music sale to benefit reading service for the blind
September 25, 2003
For bargain hunters and music lovers, the Kansas Audio-Reader Network sale that begins Friday means thousands of donated recordings to discover. But to Jim and Lynda Canaday, Lawrence, the three-day sale means much more.
States deny schools dangerous
September 25, 2003
Only 52 of the nation’s 91,000 public schools are labeled persistently dangerous by their states, findings that allow students in those few schools to transfer to safer places but deny a similar option for tens of millions of other children.
Dean breaks Clinton’s fund-raising record
September 25, 2003
Front-runner Howard Dean has broken former President Clinton’s Democratic record for most money in a three-month burst, while new rival Wesley Clark is turning to some of Clinton’s most loyal and effective fund-raisers to help him jump-start his presidential campaign.
Alice H. Jensen
September 25, 2003
Marilyn J. Blue
September 25, 2003
City’s live music options abundant
September 25, 2003
In terms of venues, not much has changed in Lawrence during the past year. But when you’re Lawrence, that’s a good thing, considering live music options are at an all-time peak for the city.
Arts venues overflowing
September 25, 2003
Even if you’re new to town, it probably won’t be long before you hear someone refer to Lawrence as the City of the Arts.
Onrush of KU students has big economic impact
September 25, 2003
Whether it’s bars or science research, motels or the arts, Kansas University drives the Lawrence economy. “It’s the No. 1 economic engine of Lawrence,” said David Burress, a research economist for KU’s Policy Research Institute.
Older workers net award for McDonald’s
Dobski & Associates wins state recognition
September 25, 2003
Lawrence resident Deannie Salerno discovered something about herself after she retired from a long career as a college instructor — she didn’t particularly like the rocking chair. It was about 10 years ago when Salerno moved from Miami to retire in Lawrence, her hometown.
Baker falls in OT to William Jewell
September 25, 2003
William Jewell tripped Baker University’s soccer team, 3-2, Wednesday in double overtime. Barry Cummings scored both goals for Baker (4-2 overall, 2-1 Heart of America Athletic Conference).
Librarians’ concern is justified
September 25, 2003
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft has gone on the attack, making public a secret part of the Patriot Act, just as more and more members of Congress complain about the breadth and scope of a law they passed without hearings barely 45 days after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Archive offers history insights
September 25, 2003
It seems a simple thing. The registry, in a flowing hand, lists all students enrolled in Lawrence’s Quincy School on Dec. 13, 1858. But it’s a miracle, of sorts.
Lawrence rich in history
September 25, 2003
Lawrence’s history is as fertile as the Kansas and Wakarusa river valleys. The city was born out of political passions and played a role in the major stories of the United States — the displacement of Native Americans, the migration west and the end of slavery.
Briefly
September 25, 2003
¢ Auction to include Jayhawk sculpture ¢ Lawrence resident hit by car, critically injured ¢ New fitness center to be dedicated today ¢ Rabid skunk prompts vaccination warning
Briefly
September 25, 2003
¢ One killed, one injured in high school shooting ¢ Industry drops suit on music downloading ¢ Lawmakers approve redistricting plan ¢ Couple sentenced for faking illness
County faces ‘important issues’
September 25, 2003
The “to do” list keeps growing in Craig Weinaug’s office at the Douglas County Courthouse. Among the broad topics tagged for discussion: Lawrence’s urban growth area, sales taxes for school, unit road system, building permits for agricultural buildings, adequate public facilities, fire protection in Marion Township, parking at the courthouse, and on and on.
Palestinian militant leader says no to truce with Israel
September 25, 2003
Hamas will not disarm or accept a truce with Israel, the leader of the militant group said Wednesday in his first public appearance since Israeli forces tried to kill him with an air strike.
Company issues ‘smartest state report’
Kansas education falls one spot to 15th
September 25, 2003
A message to California gubernatorial candidates: Public education in the Golden State is in academic free fall.
People
September 25, 2003
¢ Crystal reclaims Oscar host role ¢ Letterman bears up ¢ Rockers can’t get rowdy ¢ McKellen in line for award
Wary of letdown, LSU should cruise
September 25, 2003
LSU coach Nick Saban knows how little a big win can mean if it’s not followed by another.
Southern Miss eager to face Nebraska
September 25, 2003
When Nebraska played host to Southern Mississippi in 1999, the Golden Eagles played well enough to receive a standing ovation from Cornhuskers fans.
Rising to the top
Mayfield, No. 19 team beginning to find their groove
September 25, 2003
Coming close, Jeremy Mayfield said in no uncertain terms after last weekend’s race at Dover, Del., stinks.
PBS gets to the roots of blues
September 25, 2003
What would lure a high-flying filmmaker like Clint Eastwood into making a documentary for PBS? The blues, nothing but the blues.
Activities available for children
September 25, 2003
Lawrence offers several child-friendly activities.
My best KU-MU stories
September 25, 2003
Somebody asked me the other day to name the most memorable Kansas University-Missouri football game I’ve ever seen. I was momentarily stumped. I’ve seen too many.
Snubs don’t rile Langford
Omission from preseason plaudits hardly offends Jayhawk junior
September 25, 2003
Keith Langford needn’t look far for extra motivation this college basketball preseason. Langford, the leading returning scorer from Kansas University’s 2003 Final Four team, has been disrespected in some preseason publications.
City features 13 departments
September 25, 2003
City Manager Mike Wildgen, the only city employee hired by the Lawrence City Commission, directs the city’s nearly 800 municipal employees.
Daily ticker
September 25, 2003
Unexpected OPEC move causes oil prices to soar
September 25, 2003
The OPEC oil cartel made a pre-emptive cut of 900,000 barrels in its daily production target for crude Wednesday in an effort to bolster prices ahead of an expected decrease in demand early next year. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries decided to lower its output ceiling to 24.5 million barrels starting in November.
Briefcase
September 25, 2003
¢ South Iowa property slated for redevelopment ¢ Report says state importing more energy ¢ Bakery names chairman
Leaders seek to narrow gap between rich, poor
September 25, 2003
Finance leaders ended a global money summit saying they wanted to narrow the divide between rich and poor nations to create more trade, economic growth and security — but developing countries said those words must be matched with action and money.
Faulty plan
September 25, 2003
Maybe the details of a living wage proposal are enough to justify dumping the city commission plan. Perhaps the trouble Lawrence city commissioners are having in refining a living wage plan is an indication that setting a wage requirement for companies that receive tax abatements isn’t all that good an idea.
Double standard hits Braun candidacy
September 25, 2003
Some months ago I vowed not to write about the 2004 presidential campaign until November. Candidates and their camp followers may have to hop from Des Moines to Manchester with their pollsters and their children on speed dial. But one year of presidential politics is more than enough for the average human being to endure.
Mismanaged war
September 25, 2003
Public duped
September 25, 2003
6News video: School board prepares city sales tax
September 25, 2003
Lawrence School Board officials are preparing a proposal for a half-cent city-wide sales tax. State legislators have voiced their disapproval of a county-wide sales tax to assist schools in Douglas County. The Lawrence tax may be on the ballot in November.
Missouri probe confirmed
NCAA notifies Tigers of investigation
September 25, 2003
Missouri could start its basketball season under a lingering NCAA investigation, having received written confirmation Wednesday of a formal NCAA probe following months of intense scrutiny surrounding troubled former player Ricky Clemons.
6News video: City to decide on new Carnegie Library tenants
September 25, 2003
Lawrence city commissioners will decide by the end of this year what group will inhabit the renovated Carnegie Library. A number of proposals, including a cultural center and a children’s library, are among those city officials are considering.
Local sports briefs
September 25, 2003
6Sports video: 6News reporter is tough on the field, too
September 25, 2003
6News reporter Jeff Golimowski is one tough coach. When he isn’t tracking down city officials, he coaches a 10-year-old girl’s soccer team.
6Sports video: Eudora starter Cleveland back from injury
September 25, 2003
Eudora High School player Tyler Cleveland is back on the field practicing and could be ready to play Friday night. He was supposed to be out with an injury for four to six weeks but could be back in the game much sooner.
6Sports video: KU soccer team ranked 19 by Soccer Buzz magazine
September 25, 2003
For the first time in KU history, the women’s soccer team is ranked number 19 by Soccer Buzz magazine, but coaches say the ranking only helps for recruiting.
6Sports video: Injuries hurt KU in Border War last year
September 25, 2003
Injuries plagued several KU football players in last year’s game against University of Missouri. This year’s game is Saturday with kickoff scheduled for 11:40.
6Sports video: Lawrence High football works on passing game
September 25, 2003
Lawrence High School football coaches are going to work on the team’s passing game before playing Oletha South this weekend.
6Sports video: Missouri prepares for war
September 25, 2003
Missouri’s pass defense may be a weak point against Kansas this weekend when the Tigers play the Jayhawks Saturday morning. Kickoff is at 11:40.
More reserves, National Guard may be called up
September 25, 2003
The United States may have to alert thousands more National Guard and Reserve troops within weeks that they are needed for duty in Iraq, the Pentagon’s second-ranking general said Wednesday. The Bush administration still hopes that Turkey, India, Pakistan or South Korea will contribute thousands of troops for security duty in Iraq, said Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Let’s hope this ‘Coupling’ doesn’t last long
September 25, 2003
The much-hyped new Brit-com “Coupling” (8:30 p.m., NBC) may not be very funny, but it’s an interesting, if ultimately sad, phenomenon.
Cubs remain alone at top
Sosa ties Mantle for 10th on career home run list
September 25, 2003
The television screens went blank, and the Chicago Cubs went out and won.
Chicago’s Loaiza logs 20th victory
Red Sox lose but clinch tie for wild card when Mariners fall to Angels
September 25, 2003
When the last of the New York Yankees went down swinging, Esteban Loaiza walked out of the dugout to a standing ovation, his teammates waiting on the mound to congratulate him.
Bush lowers expectations on U.N. commitment
September 25, 2003
President Bush came home empty-handed Wednesday from his two-day push at the United Nations to begin getting foreign troops and financial help in Iraq.
Former information minister slams U.S.
September 25, 2003
Iraq’s former information minister told an Arab television station Wednesday that U.S. attempts to target ousted President Saddam Hussein during the war were far off target.
City weighs competing visions of Carnegie building’s future
September 25, 2003
A community cultural center. A homeless shelter. A wrestling gym. These are just a few of the suggested uses for Lawrence’s vacant Carnegie Library building.
Planning Commission puts off Wal-Mart proposal
September 25, 2003
Fresh fireworks erupted Wednesday in the battle over the future of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive — but only on paper, where attorneys on both sides traded allegations and harsh words.
School board braces for challenging year
September 25, 2003
The biggest challenge facing the Lawrence school board this year can be summarized in four letters — NCLB. The federal education reform act, No Child Left Behind, is putting public school districts across the nation on edge. It requires all students, whether they be poor, non-English speakers or disabled, to be rated “proficient” in math and reading by 2014.
School Contact Information
September 25, 2003
Contact information for elementary, junior high, high school and school board members.
Pope’s health raises concerns
September 25, 2003
An increasingly frail Pope John Paul II missed his general audience Wednesday — a rare absence — because of a mild intestinal problem, raising fresh concerns about his health just weeks before he presides at ceremonies marking his 25th anniversary as pope.
Father says wife responsible for discipline that led to death
September 25, 2003
Closing arguments are expected to begin today in the trial of a church leader and family baby sitter accused in the suffocation death of the leader’s 9-year-old adopted son.
On the record
September 25, 2003
Green services
September 25, 2003
Tom O. Akin
September 25, 2003
Morton services
September 25, 2003
Lowly Tigers trip K.C. again
September 25, 2003
Shane Loux was at a loss for words. That kind of loss, the Detroit Tigers could handle. The Tigers remained two defeats short of the modern major-league record, beating the Kansas City Royals, 4-3, Wednesday night as Loux earned his first major-league victory.
Art about town
September 25, 2003
Here’s a look at a few of Lawrence’s most popular annual arts events.
LHS product Hooper hoping for major-league job
September 25, 2003
As the Florida Marlins battle for the National League wild-card berth, Kevin Hooper sits at his home in Wichita wondering about his future. Hooper, a 1995 Lawrence High graduate, has spent the last two summers as a Triple-A farmhand of the Marlins.
Pastors proud of connection to longstanding churches
September 25, 2003
The history of three of Lawrence’s oldest cities is rooted in the epic clash between those who wanted Kansas to be a slave state and those who were “free staters.”
Cuts challenge emergency services
September 25, 2003
Kansas has fallen on economic hard times, and even local emergency services are feeling the crunch. “If the economy gets much worse services will have to be cut,” Douglas County Sheriff Rick Trapp said. “We haven’t had to tighten down that much yet. We’re not in dire straights yet.”
Neighborhood organizations
September 25, 2003
Social organizations
September 25, 2003
Faith-based organizations
September 25, 2003
Business/Professional
September 25, 2003
FDA advisers back drug to treat Alzheimer’s
September 25, 2003
An advisory panel of the federal Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday unanimously recommended approval of a drug that research shows can slow the progression in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease. At the meeting in Bethesda, Md., the committee of eight experts agreed the drug Memantine is safe and effective for patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer’s; the drug already has been approved in Europe.
Growth taxing to Nevada
September 25, 2003
The governor, who cannot be blamed for not relishing his office just now, also can’t be blamed for not wanting orange juice at breakfast. With his penchant for unminced words, he tells the coffee shop waiter that he saw enough oranges when picking them as a California boy. That was before he went to college, studied demographics and wound up here, presiding over a collision between demography and democracy.
Chinese publisher alters Hillary Clinton memoir
September 25, 2003
The Chinese-language version of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s autobiography has been censored for mainland readers, an action that “amazed and outraged” the former first lady. Her American publisher demanded Wednesday that the edition be recalled.
Thailand under new scrutiny
Country key hide-out for Islamic terrorists
September 25, 2003
The porous border along the Golok River shows why Thailand is a terrorist hideout, where fake documents and passports are big business and people don’t question strangers.
Money no cure-all for schools, state education official testifies
September 25, 2003
Although she said additional funding could help, a top Kansas official testified Wednesday that money alone could not solve the state’s education problems.
Lawyer in missing-girl case vows extradition fight
September 25, 2003
Despite two adverse court decisions in as many days, a defense attorney promised Wednesday to keep fighting an attempt to extradite a Topeka woman to Indiana to face charges that she posed as a couple’s long-missing daughter.
Former police chief dies
September 25, 2003
Former police chief Robert Rodriguez died Tuesday from complications of pneumonia. He was 56.
City may go alone on school tax
Lawrence board pulls back from plan to benefit districts countywide
September 25, 2003
The Lawrence school board is backing away from a plan to seek a half-cent, countywide sales tax increase to be divvied up among all the county’s school districts. Instead, board members are considering a city-only sales tax increase with all proceeds going to the Lawrence district.
Sunday liquor sales start this week
Kansas Supreme Court still could overturn ruling allowing sales
September 25, 2003
It’s official: This weekend, Lawrence liquor stores will be open Sunday. The deadline to submit a protest petition that would have delayed Sunday liquor sales passed at 5 p.m. Wednesday. City Clerk Frank Reeb said one person inquired about the petition requirements — nearly 1,000 signatures were required — but no document materialized.
Schofield services
September 25, 2003
Haskell preserving Indian cultures
September 25, 2003
Haskell Indian Nations University sure isn’t what it used to be. Founded in 1884, Haskell was one of several government-run schools set up to begin the processes for assimilating American Indian children into the white man’s culture.
Theodore Clair Jr.
September 25, 2003
Average sale price up by 6 percent
September 25, 2003
Be prepared, be quick and, perhaps, be ready to pay a little bit more than you expected. Those are some of the pieces of advice Lawrence real estate agents had for newcomers to the city’s housing market.
Floodman flying high
KU linebacker eager for first shot at Mizzou
September 25, 2003
Banks Floodman watched the majority of Kansas University’s football games from the sideline last season. During the Jayhawks’ 36-12 loss Oct. 26 at Columbia, Mo., he couldn’t even do that.
Museum concern
September 25, 2003
Tips to beginning services in city
September 25, 2003
Here are some tips to help in starting services in Lawrence.
Horoscopes
September 25, 2003
Bad baseball nothing new in Detroit
September 25, 2003
To: The rest of the world From: Detroit sports fans Attention, please.
Service and volunteer organizations
September 25, 2003
Special interest groups
September 25, 2003
Arts organizations and events
September 25, 2003
Area briefs
September 25, 2003
¢ 41 human cases of West Nile reported ¢ Tonganoxie thirsty for more water ¢ Bicycle-moped wreck injures two residents ¢ Ex-Kansas Air Guard officer acquitted
City commission consists of five members
September 25, 2003
There are five members of the Lawrence City Commission. None of the seats are up for election until 2005. A look at each.