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Kobach wins 3rd congressional district primaray
August 9, 2004
(Updated Monday at 7:55 p.m.) With the vote canvass complete Monday in Johnson County, it became clear that the winner of the 3rd Congressionalo District GOP primary race was Kris Kobach.
Perry man dies in traffic accident
August 9, 2004
(Web Posted Monday at 12:26 p.m.) A Perry man died this morning after losing control of his pickup truck and hitting a creek embankment on Wellman Road southwest of McLouth, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report.
3rd District GOP race hinges on Johnson County canvass
August 9, 2004
(Web Posted Monday at 11:20 a.m.) OLATHE — Johnson County election workers were counting more than 2,500 provisional ballots Monday, a pool large enough to potentially erase Kris Kobach’s slim lead for the Republican nomination in the 3rd Congressional District.
Hot weather eluding Lawrence
August 9, 2004
(Updated Monday at 9:09 a.m.) This week’s cool temperatures may have you wondering what happened to summer. “I can’t decide if it’s August or September,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. Cold fronts will be bringing morning lows in the 50s and afternoon highs in the 70s through the week.
Afghan opium problem grows
August 9, 2004
Using American troops to strike at Afghanistan’s booming opium trade has not been part of the war on terror or the U.S. election-year debate. It is time to change both that strategy and that political context.
Death by choice
August 9, 2004
Murderer soon up for parole
Lawrence man convicted in 1983 beating death
August 9, 2004
Lawrence Police Lt. Dan Affalter’s blood still boils when he thinks about the murder of the little, old man.
Kansas always was ‘first option’ for lineman
Ottawa’s Blakesley picks program that initially recruited him
August 9, 2004
His football team beginning its first practice of preseason camp, Kansas University coach Mark Mangino walked away from the action Saturday just long enough to ask an observer a question.
Briefly
August 9, 2004
¢ Investigators say Xbox was motive for six slayings ¢ Arabs seek more time to resolve Darfur crisis ¢ Poll shows Americans don’t mind jury duty
Horoscopes
August 9, 2004
To-do list
August 9, 2004
¢ School resumes this week ¢ KU schedules activities to celebrate expansion ¢ Fahy CD release party at Vermont Street BBQ ¢ Wine reception to kick off CornerBank exhibit
Wireless funnies latest cell-phone lure
August 9, 2004
Garfield, Cathy, Dilbert and Ziggy, along with the rest of the characters from the comics page, are looking for a second home: your cell-phone screen.
Thousands welcome Edwards back
VP candidate calls for unity, assails Bush
August 9, 2004
Call him the new Comeback Kid. Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards on Sunday came back to Lawrence to make up for a campaign mix-up. In back-to-back speeches, he told thousands of supporters that John Kerry’s election would unite a divided country.
Renteria, Cardinals sweep Mets
August 9, 2004
One of the players who might have to move to another spot in the St. Louis Cardinals’ lineup to make way for Larry Walker helped them finish off the New York Mets.
On the record
August 9, 2004
Travel options
Alternatives to traveling by private car are getting scarcer all the time.
August 9, 2004
Even in the face of dire predictions about the rising cost and shrinking supply of oil and gas, it’s getting harder every day for anyone in America to get along without a car.
Biden assesses Iraq situation as ‘very bad’
August 9, 2004
The Everly Brothers are singing, the hamburgers are sizzling and so is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Lightning started a serious fire at Joe Biden’s house the day before, but here at Buckley’s Tavern the heat is in the senator’s reflections on the Iraq aftermath that he hopes and expects will be President Kerry’s problem in less than six months.
People
August 9, 2004
¢ The new Kennedys? ¢ ‘Collateral’ cruises to top spot ¢ The bill is due
Briefly
August 9, 2004
¢ Doctor issued warnings before anthrax attacks ¢ Gorilla Koko requests dentist
Private schools play vital role
August 9, 2004
Recent letters to the editor and op-ed pieces addressing concerns about funding and enrollment of the Lawrence public schools have suggested that the various private schools of Lawrence — Bishop Seabury Academy, Century School, Lawrence Catholic School, Raintree Montessori School, and Veritas Christian School — are damaging our community. Perhaps the growth of these five schools has affected enrollment in USD 497 somewhat, but the decline in public school enrollment cannot be attributed solely to the non-public schools. More importantly, I submit that the nonpublic schools add value to Lawrence and Douglas County.
Time builds LBJ nostalgia
August 9, 2004
When Lyndon Johnson summoned Jack Valenti to fly to Washington aboard Air Force One on that traumatic 1963 day in Dallas, the dapper Houston advertising man figured he’d be a short-timer.
Filmmaker has eye on education
Lawrence’s Ranjit Arab informs Kansans about immigrant issues
August 9, 2004
Ranjit Arab, a publicity manager for University Press of Kansas, has spent his spare time making films. Arab and his partner Aaron Paden completed “El Jardin,” which means The Garden, earlier this year. The film won the best documentary award at the KAN Film Festival in June.
Briefcase
August 9, 2004
¢ Sprint offers guarantees to business customers ¢ GE Consumer Finance, Dillard’s strike deal ¢ California adopts rules to reduce manure smog
It’s their move: Chess players headed to national events
August 9, 2004
Anjali Datta, 12, doesn’t say much about the new title she’s acquired. But as of this month, Anjali is the U.S. Chess Federation’s highest-ranked girl under 13 in the United States, and ranks 51st regardless of age based on standings.
Kansas readies defenses against agroterrorism attack
August 9, 2004
With the public’s attention riveted on terrorism threats against urban financial icons, Kansas agricultural officials have been quietly building defenses to protect the nation’s food supply.
State and local briefs
August 9, 2004
¢ Florida man killed in crash of small plane ¢ KU alumnus to lead national aviation group ¢ K-State Alumni Club plans annual picnic
Downtown businesses profit from thirsty crowd
August 9, 2004
Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards left town Sunday afternoon after his appearance in Lawrence, but many of his supporters stayed downtown to quench thirst and ease hunger pangs, according to a few businesses.
Kerry continues campaign on train
August 9, 2004
Americans should do more to protect themselves against terrorism by setting up neighborhood watch groups, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry says.
Lawrence has drawn politicians, presidents
August 9, 2004
Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards’ visit Sunday brought back memories of other prominent politicians’ trips to Lawrence.
Police assist Secret Service with security needs
August 9, 2004
After getting his morning coffee Sunday, Mike Elwell drove through a downpour to downtown’s Buford M. Watson Jr. Park, where Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards was scheduled to speak later in the day.
Audience finds Edwards in touch with concerns
August 9, 2004
It had been a good while since Carey Maynard-Moody saw a crowd more excited than the one Sunday in Lawrence that greeted Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards.
City set to raise fees for services
Typical single-family home will see $93 increase
August 9, 2004
Getting a speeding ticket is about to become more expensive in Lawrence. So is taking a shower, throwing out the trash and taking children to the pool.
U.S. government thwarts own terror prosecutions
August 9, 2004
Prosecutors in the first major terror trial after Sept. 11 were hindered by superiors from presenting some of their most powerful evidence, including testimony from an al-Qaida leader and video footage showing Osama bin Laden’s European operatives casing American landmarks, Justice Department memos show.
Iraqi leader urges end to rebel attacks
Prime minister visits Najaf in surprise move
August 9, 2004
In a last-ditch effort to avert all-out war between U.S. forces and Shiite rebels, Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi made an unannounced visit Sunday to the embattled city of Najaf to urge Shiite militiamen to lay down their arms.
Senior al-Qaida leader captured, turned over to Pakistan
August 9, 2004
In a new blow to al-Qaida, authorities in the United Arab Emirates captured and turned over to Pakistan a senior operative in Osama bin Laden’s terror network who trained thousands of militants for combat, the information minister said Sunday.
Warrants seek arrest of Chalabi, nephew
August 9, 2004
An Iraqi judge said Sunday he had issued warrants for the arrests of Ahmad Chalabi and his nephew, Salem Chalabi, accelerating the fall from grace of the once-favored family.
Wakefield bad; BoSox good
Pitcher allows six Detroit homers but still earns win
August 9, 2004
Tim Wakefield won a game and ended up in the record book. He enjoyed one feat much more than the other.
U.S. struggles again in win
Olympic squad squanders 14-point lead, but defeats Turkey, 76-67
August 9, 2004
One week before its opener at the Athens Games, the U.S. men’s Olympic team took a step backward — even though the Americans didn’t quite see it that way.
Jeff Gordon wins fourth at Indy
Driver sets NASCAR record with Brickyard 400 victory
August 9, 2004
Jeff Gordon couldn’t wait to kiss the bricks Sunday after matching his heroes with a fourth victory at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
GOP finds candidate for Illinois Senate
August 9, 2004
Alan Keyes, a two-time presidential candidate who lives in Maryland, announced Sunday that he had accepted the Illinois Republican Party’s nomination and would run for the U.S. Senate.
Candidates popping up in unlikely television spots
Bush, Kerry seek image as ‘normal guys’
August 9, 2004
Roland Martin reeled in a big one for his weekly fishing show on the Outdoor Life Network.
Jayhawks to have open practice this morning
August 9, 2004
Kansas University football fans can take their first look at the 2004 Jayhawks during an open practice at 8:30 a.m. today on the field behind Anschutz Pavilion.
Haskell has holes to fill
Hahn among departed as HINU opens camp
August 9, 2004
Eric Brock spent most of Sunday afternoon greeting Haskell Indian Nations University football players reporting for the start of preseason camp.
Sanders joins shrine
Commentary: Wichita native shares spotlight with father in Canton
August 9, 2004
Fathers and sons. Sometimes the connection is obvious. And sometimes, as is the case with William and Barry Sanders, it isn’t.
Anaheim rallies past K.C. with three-run ninth
August 9, 2004
The Anaheim Angels are finding ways to win, and they’re moving up in the AL West standings in the process.
Local girl wins golds
August 9, 2004
Eight-year-old Alexa Harmon-Thomas won three gold medals in the primary division at the National AAU Junior Olympics during the weekend in Des Moines, Iowa.
Elway first Bronco to be enshrined
August 9, 2004
John Elway surveyed the sea of blue and orange, heard the cheers, and offered his fans a tribute.
City briefs
August 9, 2004
¢ Stop on turnpike hazardous for driver ¢ Seminar to focus on Internet research
3 patrons hit by pickup after bar fight
August 9, 2004
A Wichita bar patron was jailed on suspicion of ramming several people with his pickup truck, killing one person and injuring two others, after a bar fight moved outside.
Designating ‘homework spot’ perfect way to start year
August 9, 2004
With classes back in session Wednesday for Lawrence public school students, here are 10 tips for a successful 2004-2005 year.
Kaidyn Raine Mitchell
August 9, 2004
Republicans ‘couldn’t get it together’
Analyst predicts Moore will win 3rd District general election
August 9, 2004
If demographics are destiny, U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore’s political future looks dark. Moore, a Democrat, has represented the 3rd Congressional District since 1999 despite the fact Republican registered voters outnumber Democrats by a 3-to-2 ratio. But demographics — the statistical study of population — don’t take into account a divided Kansas Republican Party and Moore’s political savvy.
The week ahead
August 9, 2004
Parole board schedules public comment sessions
August 9, 2004
The Kansas Parole Board will have public comment sessions later this month to allow anyone to express opinions about the possible parole of certain prison inmates.
Topeka district pursuing $515K stolen in scheme
Audit team studying ways to prevent future scams
August 9, 2004
As the Topeka school district sues to recover more than $500,000 lost to an international check fraud scheme, a state audit team will study how Kansas’ 300 other school districts can be protected against similar scams.
Lifetime makes cliche of hardship
August 9, 2004
It’s a debate as old as the made-for-TV: Do we praise films for raising serious issues or dismiss them for reducing real problems to a set of cinematic cliches? Mary-Louise Parker stars in “Miracle Run” (8 p.m., Lifetime) as Corrine Morgan, the beleaguered mother of two unruly and inarticulate boys. In the brutal logic of TV movies, she learns that her boys are autistic and gets dumped by her live-in boyfriend on the very same day. Even by Lifetime standards, this guy is a bum.
Nebraska cities could lead way to statewide smoking ban
Lincoln, Omaha to have public hearings on proposal
August 9, 2004
Having Nebraska’s largest cities discuss bans on smoking in restaurants, bars and other workplaces could pave the way to a statewide ban, some activists say.
Video: “El Jardin” clip 1
August 9, 2004
First Person video: Ranjit Arab, part 5
August 9, 2004
First Person video: Ranjit Arab, part 4
August 9, 2004
Video: “El Jardin” clip 3
August 9, 2004
Video: “El Jardin” clip 2
August 9, 2004
Video: “El Jardin” clip 4
August 9, 2004
First Person video: Ranjit Arab, part 3
August 9, 2004
First Person video: Ranjit Arab, part 2
August 9, 2004
First Person video: Ranjit Arab, part 1
August 9, 2004