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Kobach moving on despite undetermined outcome
August 4, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 1:33 p.m.) The results of the Republican Party primary in the 3rd Congressional District remain in doubt, but Kris Kobach’s campaign Wednesday said it is preparing for the Nov. 2 contest against Democratic incumbent Dennis Moore.
Police seize 190 pounds of pot
August 4, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 1:54 p.m.) Police say they’ve intercepted one of the biggest shipments of marijuana in the history of the city-county Drug Enforcement Unit.
Investigators still searching for cause of Park 25 blaze
August 4, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 12:09 p.m.) The search continues for a cause in a fire at a south Lawrence apartment complex that caused an estimated $210,000 loss.
Cooler weather expected today
August 4, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 8:19 a.m.) With the heat index reaching 115 on Tuesday, Lawrence felt as hot as California’s Death Valley. But a cold front will bring much cooler weather today, with the high reaching only 86.
Pine wins Senate 3rd District GOP race
August 4, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 9:29 a.m.) Roger Pine relied on a strong base in his home county to advance to the general election in the 3rd District of the Kansas Senate.
People
August 4, 2004
¢ Cooped up with chicken pox ¢ Trump’s latest racket ¢ Rowling plans eighth ‘Potter’ ¢ Lineup grows for MTV awards
Award-winning fare
Douglas County 4-H’ers share ingredients to successful entries
August 4, 2004
Talk about something being too pretty to eat. Christine Caffey’s 10-inch-round, fondant-icing-covered decorated cake looks like it came right out of “Martha Stewart Living.” If the legally challenged domestic diva could see Christine’s sweet creation, she’d surely deem it “a good thing.”
Pears are juicy addition to summer salad
August 4, 2004
With summer comes a delectable abundance of fruit crops, among them Bartlett pears. This versatile pear, a national favorite, makes a juicy ingredient in a spinach salad that’s part of a collection of favorite recipes contributed by California Bartlett pear growers — and they should have a good sense of what pears can do best.
Other nations not eager to join U.S. in Iraq
August 4, 2004
Saudi Arabia has hidden poison-pill terms inside its public, seemingly generous offer to organize an Islamic legion for Iraq. The Saudi conditions threaten to scuttle a military force that might have given a political helping hand to George W. Bush this autumn.
Economic benefit? Do the math
August 4, 2004
You know how sometimes, when it’s really, really hot, you get this urge to crank up the old spreadsheet, download a bunch of numbers from the Web and start crunching away like there’s no next fiscal year?
Easy-to-grow tomatillos have distinct flavor
August 4, 2004
Much of what grows in our vegetable gardens originated near the equator — tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, okra, for example — but we have adapted them to our climate and now regard their flavors as our own.
Wagle trumps Knight
August 4, 2004
Susan Wagle, a Republican state senator from Wichita whose campaign material featured pot shots at Kansas University easily withstood a primary challenge from former Wichita Mayor Bob Knight.
Shopping choice
While some shopping choices are growing in Lawrence, others are shrinking at a significant rate.
August 4, 2004
Most Lawrence residents are adamant about not wanting to be swallowed up by Topeka or Kansas City. They want to maintain Lawrence’s character and independence as a free-standing community.
Makes sense
August 4, 2004
Draft issue
August 4, 2004
Tapping U.S. imaginations
August 4, 2004
The release of the final report of the 9-11 commission held few surprises for those who had been following its hearings over the past few months. Its catalogue of intelligence failures and bureaucratic misadventures is one that can only horrify most Americans. Its suggestions for a radical reorganization of American intelligence services are long overdue. It has been obvious for several years that the American military and intelligence services are having a difficult time in escaping from a half century’s focus on fighting the Cold War to a new focus on fighting a war against terror.
Kerry is ‘a pig in a poke’
August 4, 2004
Presidential candidates in time of war claim to have a peace plan. Fifty years ago, Dwight Eisenhower said he would go to Korea to help end that war. He went, but the war ended in stalemate, which continues to this day.
Commentary: Daly steals show at Buick Open
August 4, 2004
On a basketball court, he’d be booed. On a football field, he’d be mocked.
Douglas County 4-H’ers share award-winning fair entries
August 4, 2004
Emily Fritschen, 10, of the Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club, received the grand champion award in the nonperishable food division for her Glorious Sponge Cake. Courtney Harris, 13, a Pioneers 4-H Club member, received the reserve grand champion award for her Cherry Nut Chiffon Cake.
Menu plan features catfish
August 4, 2004
Catfish is summer’s most versatile catch, according to Real Simple magazine, which offers a nifty three-day menu plan for streamlined cooking with catfish as the central ingredient.
Virginia Tech’s Vick suspended
Quarterback penalized for reckless driving incident
August 4, 2004
Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick pleaded guilty Tuesday to reckless driving and no contest to marijuana possession, shortly after he was suspended from the university for the 2004 season.
A’s beat up on Yankees
Hatteberg homers twice in Oakland’s 13-4 win
August 4, 2004
Scott Hatteberg delivered the biggest hits. Mark Mulder threw his share of quality pitches. Jermaine Dye and Bobby Crosby made the key plays.
Kansas may lose top wheat producer title
Grain industry officials predict North Dakota farmers’ crops will yield 38 bushels per acre
August 4, 2004
A group that organizes an annual tour of North Dakota wheat fields says this year’s crop has so much promise that the state could surpass Kansas as the nation’s top wheat producer.
Consumers ‘balk’ at prices in June
August 4, 2004
Consumers, the lifeblood of the economy, clutched tight to their wallets in June and caused the largest spending drop in three years.
Stocks drop on concerns about fuel costs, growth
August 4, 2004
Another record high for oil prices and a sharp drop in consumer spending rattled investors Tuesday, sending stocks lower and halting a five-session winning steak for the Dow industrials. Technology stocks suffered the worst damage.
Health costs priority in Cessna, union contract talks
Job security, pensions among workers’ concerns
August 4, 2004
The cost of health care should be dealt with by federal lawmakers and not in labor contracts, said the president of a union representing 4,300 workers at Cessna Aircraft Co.
McLouth, Oskaloosa put prep rivalry on hold
August 4, 2004
Something will be painfully absent from the football schedules of McLouth and Oskaloosa this fall. Each other.
Commodities
August 4, 2004
Donald L. Ousdahl
August 4, 2004
Ronald Earl Sims
August 4, 2004
White Sox hand Royals ninth loss in 11 games
August 4, 2004
Jose Contreras is glad to be with a team that wants him.
Italians provide wakeup call
U.S. squad no Dream Team in 95-78 setback
August 4, 2004
The U.S. men’s Olympic team did more than merely lose. It was embarrassed and exposed in its most lopsided defeat since adding NBA players in 1992.
Plane hits deer at airport
August 4, 2004
Motorists always are complaining to Lloyd Fox about hitting deer on the state’s roads. But Fox, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks big game program coordinator, now has his own story to tell.
City Commission briefs
August 4, 2004
¢ Road (project) rage ¢ ‘Sea of firewood’ ¢ Olin interview ¢ Nursing awareness ¢ Sales taxes increase ¢ Bills online ¢ Airport improvements
On the record
August 4, 2004
Home schooling up 29 percent in last 5 years, report says
Religion, dissatisfaction with schools prompt upswing
August 4, 2004
A Douglas County home-schooling expert says the movement is growing, and a new report from the National Center of Education Statistics backs up the assertion.
KU basketball renewal forms nearly ready for faculty, staff
August 4, 2004
A committee overseeing the distribution of men’s basketball season tickets for Kansas University faculty, staff and retirees is scheduled to meet with athletic department officials today to clear up a misunderstanding about ticket packages.
Plane crash in Ozarks kills 5 members of family from Texas
August 4, 2004
Five members of a family from Texas died after their small plane crashed on takeoff from the airport at the College of the Ozarks in southwest Missouri, plunging down a ravine and bursting into flames.
Promoter sees promising future for hip-hop-singing soldiers
August 4, 2004
The Army brought them to Kansas. The War on Terrorism sent them to Iraq. The love for hip-hop brought them together.
Region’s nuclear waste may wind up in Texas
County commissioner in Lone Star State says his area ‘would love to have’ disposal facility
August 4, 2004
Low-level radioactive waste generated in Nebraska and four other states, including Kansas, would be welcome in Andrews County, Texas, says one county official there.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s officials arrest Sudanese found at landfill
August 4, 2004
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office decided it was best to call the FBI to check the background of a homeless Sudanese man found living in a trailer at Hamm Sanitary Landfill north of Lawrence.
City plans to reject apartments at 7th, Wis.
Commissioners anticipate future legal action
August 4, 2004
Harold Shepard won’t get the city’s approval to build his apartment complex at Seventh and Wisconsin streets.
Glass misses cut
August 4, 2004
Lawrence’s Bob Glass failed to make the 32-man cut Tuesday after the second round of the PBA Senior Don Carter Classic. Glass, a top contender for Senior Player of the Year, was in 55th place.
Oppressive heat should lift today
Meteorologist predicts temperature in mid-80s
August 4, 2004
The “big heat” returned Tuesday to Lawrence with a vengeance, sending the temperature to near 100 degrees and heat indices as high as 117 degrees.
New deal struck for Eldridge Hotel
KU alumni, Lawrence businessman offer $2.5 million for downtown landmark
August 4, 2004
The financially troubled Eldridge Hotel will be sold to a group that includes two Chicago-based Kansas University alumni and a prominent downtown Lawrence businessman.
Kobach, Taff too close to call
87 votes split top two in 3rd District GOP primary
August 4, 2004
It’s not over. The premier political race in Kansas on Tuesday wound up in a virtual dead heat between Republican 3rd Congressional District candidates Kris Kobach and Adam Taff.
Lawrence moderates rebuff conservatives
25 percent turn out for primary despite heat
August 4, 2004
Two moderate Republican incumbents withstood conservative challenges in Douglas County legislative races Tuesday, while Democrats chose the man they want to beat Douglas County Dist. Atty. Christine Kenney.
Ridge denies politics played role in terror alert
August 4, 2004
Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge forcefully defended the Bush administration Tuesday against charges that the decision to increase the terror-threat level may have been motivated more by presidential politics than a looming danger.
Statue of Liberty reopens to public
August 4, 2004
Lady Liberty is back as a beacon for huddled masses of tourists after being closed for nearly three years following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Husband allegedly confesses to murder
August 4, 2004
The husband of a missing pregnant woman told a “reliable citizen” witness at a psychiatric ward that he killed his wife as she slept and then threw her body in a trash bin, according to a court filing released Tuesday by prosecutors.
Hurricane Alex grazes North Carolina’s Outer Banks
August 4, 2004
A stronger-than-expected Hurricane Alex brushed North Carolina’s coast Tuesday, cutting power to thousands and flooding Hatteras Island’s only link to the mainland but sparing the area a direct hit.
NASA probe blasts off for Mercury
August 4, 2004
NASA’s Messenger probe began its seven-year journey to Mercury early Tuesday, blasting off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., at 1:16 a.m. CDT after a day’s delay caused by Tropical Storm Alex.
Black boxes’ recommended for passenger vehicles
August 4, 2004
The government should require data recorders in all passenger vehicles, federal safety officials said Tuesday in a recommendation arising from the investigation of a car crash that killed 10 people and injured 63.
Preacher: 19th Senate choice will be clear
August 4, 2004
Bob Hanson said he thought voters in the 19th Kansas Senate District would have a clear choice when they hit the polls in November.
Former schoolteacher is GOP pick in 38th
August 4, 2004
Anthony Brown can turn his attention to preparing for his first legislative session after defeating Tom Marsh in Tuesday’s GOP primary for the 38th District House seat.
Nominees predict school finance issue to be key in 53rd House race
August 4, 2004
Democrat Ann Mah and Republican Jack L. Woefel will face off in the November election for the 53rd District House seat after each won highly contested races in party primaries Tuesday.
Holland gets nod in 10th House
Democratic incumbent to face investment counselor
August 4, 2004
Rep. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin, had little trouble defeating Leo Kerwin, a 71-year-old retired schoolteacher turned used-car salesman, in the 10th District Kansas House race.
Brownback easily wins nomination
Incumbent U.S. senator to face as many as four challengers in general election
August 4, 2004
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback on Tuesday easily turned back a Republican Party primary challenge from Lawrence businessman Arch Naramore.
Sloan tops former L.A. officer
Republican incumbent now will face Libertarian
August 4, 2004
Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, won his fifth Republican primary Tuesday, defeating conservative challenger Keith Noe, 1,982 votes to 934.
Lecompton Township deals 1st loss to Wright
August 4, 2004
Charles “Chuck” Wright finally lost one.
Longtime trustee loses to township treasurer
August 4, 2004
Looks like three decades will be enough for Don Palmateer.
Commentary: Greene could use dose of humility
August 4, 2004
It takes a humble athlete to get the word “GOAT” tattooed on his arm. Unless, of course, you’re talking about sprinter Maurice Greene, for whom GOAT, written within the mane of a lion, means “Greatest Of All Time.”
Healthy Holmes ready for run at title
August 4, 2004
Priest Holmes sat out Tuesday’s practice because of a hip problem. Those two words — “hip problem” — would have spread panic through the Kansas City Chiefs camp a year ago.
Self says Sprint Center ‘great’ for college basketball
August 4, 2004
Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Kay Barnes said Tuesday’s vote in favor of a downtown arena was “a huge victory for Kansas City.” Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self would have to agree.
Former Raiders coach pleased
Christiansen to scout regional in Omaha
August 4, 2004
The Lawrence Raiders haven’t seen the last of former coach Reggie Christiansen. When the Raiders, who won the AAA American Legion state baseball tournament Monday in Chanute, play in the Central Plains Regional next week in Omaha, Neb., Christiansen will be there.
Primary election briefs
August 4, 2004
¢ Kassebaum ousted by GOP opponent ¢ Conservatives prevail in BOE primaries ¢ GOP House leader loses primary bid ¢ Pop machine’s demise leads to free sodas
Buhler turns back foe in 2nd Senate District
Incumbent faces Democratic, Reform party opponents next
August 4, 2004
Sen. Mark Buhler had said he was willing to raise taxes for schools. His opponent, Don Johnson, vowed to find the money somewhere else.
Pine, Justice to vie in 3rd Senate race
August 4, 2004
Roger Pine relied on a strong base in his home county to advance to the general election in the 3rd District of the Kansas Senate.
Soldier called willing participant in abuse
August 4, 2004
Seeking to discredit claims that Pfc. Lynndie England was following orders, prosecutors portrayed her on Tuesday as an out-of-control soldier who was photographed mocking Iraqi prisoners “just for fun.”
Briefcase
August 4, 2004
¢ Sandwich franchiser files for Chapter 11 protection ¢ Stewart company reports wider-than-expected loss ¢ Judge says Labor agency must report injury rates ¢ Halliburton to pay $7.5M for undisclosed change
Daily ticker
August 4, 2004
6News video: Incumbent touts experience in 10th District race
August 4, 2004
Kansas House District 10 Democratic candidate Tom Holland discusses his record in the Statehouse and how it should help his reelection chances.
6News video: Sloan advances in 45th district
August 4, 2004
6News reporter Mark Fagan talks with Rep. Tom Sloan on school finances and how the issue will affect the election.
6News video: Experience key in treasurer’s race
August 4, 2004
6News reporter Mark Fagan talks with Cindy Monshizadeh on advancing to the November election.
6News video: Turnout down, humidity up in county primary
August 4, 2004
Despite expectations of a strong voter turnout, a little over 25 percent of registered voters made it to the polls Tuesday, which is lower than the primary of two years ago.
6News video: Branson advances in DA race
August 4, 2004
6News reporter Janet Reid talks with Lawrence attorney Charles Branson on his victory in the primary.
6News video: Lawrence author creates dime-novel revival
August 4, 2004
One Lawrence man is re-introducing a once-popular 19th centruy literary form. Greg Hurd talks with Napoleon Crews in this week’s First Person.
6News video: Senate 2nd district candidate ready to continue
August 4, 2004
6News reporter Brooke Wehner talks with Mark Buhler on the primary turnout and the issues he stands for.
6News video: Pine emerges from crowded race
August 4, 2004
Roger Pine, who defeated three others in the Republican primary for the 3rd District of the Kansas Senate, looks at the road ahead for his candidacy.
Briefly
August 4, 2004
¢ Halliburton collects from Iraq ¢ 13 held after anti-terror raids ¢ Charges filed in deadly fire
Briefly
August 4, 2004
¢ Notorious teacher completes prison term ¢ Prosecutor disputes cruelty to chickens ¢ Abortion opponents dispute traffic arrest ¢ Contractor skimps on Army base cleanup ¢ Plane crash into house kills all six aboard
No easy Ryder Cup choices for captain
Sutton weighs options for wild-card picks as event approaches
August 4, 2004
Hal Sutton is 12 days away from his most important decision as Ryder Cup captain, when he makes his two wild-card selections to fill out the American team. He doesn’t know who he will pick, only the reaction that will follow.
Area briefs
August 4, 2004
¢ Forum to explore K.C.’s terror preparedness ¢ KU to start online billing ¢ Wall Street Journal writer tapped for award
Thousands line up for ‘Idol’ auditions
Cleveland first stop in contestant search
August 4, 2004
In the line wrapped around Cleveland Browns Stadium on Tuesday, there were thousands of pop star dreams.
Horoscopes
August 4, 2004
K.C. voters approve downtown arena
August 4, 2004
Kansas City voters Tuesday supported fee increases to fund an arena that city leaders say will help spark revitalization of the city’s downtown.
Leisten services
August 4, 2004
Incumbents fare well in area
August 4, 2004
Most incumbents in area county government races fared well in Tuesday’s primary elections.
NBC gambles, loses, with action movie
August 4, 2004
Who says the “Let’s put on a show” spirit of old Andy Hardy movies doesn’t exist anymore? All summer, thespian wannabes have been acting their martial hearts out on “Next Action Hero” and tonight, winners Sean Carrigan and Corinne van Ryck de Groot get to appear in their debut shoot-‘em-up “Bet Your Life” (7 p.m., NBC), produced by Joel Silver.
Deputy treasurer is choice of GOP
August 4, 2004
Douglas County’s interim deputy treasurer will get a shot at the top job.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ stirs up ‘Kids Favorite Recipes’
August 4, 2004
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Kids Favorite Recipes With Alex Piatt and Megan Schmidling.”
Mets make life easy for Leiter
New York shakes offensive doldrums in 12-3 victory over Milwaukee
August 4, 2004
The New York Mets’ offense made it an easy night for Al Leiter.
Apartment fire chases residents from their homes
August 4, 2004
Bob Aduddell and Lindsay Garcia watched helplessly Tuesday morning as the Lawrence apartment they’d lived in for only two months went up in smoke and flames.
State and local briefs
August 4, 2004
¢ Senior services taking bids for meal program ¢ Counties designated for federal disaster aid ¢ Kansan drowns in Missouri lake
Astronauts upgrade space station dock
August 4, 2004
Two spacewalking astronauts improved the parking situation at the international space station on Tuesday, putting up the latest devices for guiding in a brand new line of cargo ships.
Branson wins DA nod
August 4, 2004
It will be Branson vs. Kenney in the race to be the county’s top criminal prosecutor.