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August 14, 2004
Your guide to Kansas University
August 14, 2004
Welcome to Kansas University. KU Today, the Journal-World’s annual KU edition, is your guide to the university. The sections are: KU Today, Faces to Know, Spaces & Places, Real Life, Style, Sports, KU Tomorrow and Tempo.
Crimson and the Blue’
August 14, 2004
Text of KU’s alma mater
Traditions
August 14, 2004
New program expands dining options at KU
August 14, 2004
Convenience and flexibility are the hallmarks of a new slate of on-campus dining options for Kansas University students, faculty and staff members. A program called KU Cuisine will allow members of the KU community to sign up for various meal plans that will let them eat not only at student dining centers, but also at the Kansas and Burge unions, the Underground (the newly redesigned and renamed Wescoe Terrace) and satellite locations across campus.
Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center checklist
August 14, 2004
Tips to choosing a major
August 14, 2004
Tips to graduate in four years
August 14, 2004
Family Weekend/Band Day set for Sept. 10-11
August 14, 2004
Women’s club to meet Sept. 2
August 14, 2004
Patrol cars receive new Jayhawk logo
August 14, 2004
Believe it or not, the Jayhawk has never been used as a logo on Kansas University patrol cars. Until this past year, that is. “It is dramatically different from what we’ve had in the past,” Ralph Oliver, director of the Public Safety Office, said of the logo he designed.
Kansas Public Radio
August 14, 2004
Here’s a look at specialty shows produced by Kansas Public Radio (KANU 91.5 FM):
Dole Institute awaits director
August 14, 2004
As the Dole Institute of Politics awaits its new director, current staff members are working to keep the institute’s mission moving forward. And Steve McAllister, the law school dean who has been interim director since October, thinks the May appearance of former President Clinton did just that.
Best Ranger Buddy Competition popular
August 14, 2004
ROTC students at Kansas University participate in special training that will help them once they graduate. Each of the three services have special activities cadets can participate in while in school. The official Army ROTC varsity sports event is called the Ranger Challenge Competition, which is offered every fall in Des Moines, Iowa.
Newcomers share college concerns
August 14, 2004
New students can feel overwhelmed their freshman year. Summer orientation programs at Kansas University are designed to ease worries for campus newcomers. Madison Ford, an incoming Olathe freshman, went through orientation this summer and said she was prepared for the academics in college.
Jayhawk has rich history
Term originated in 1840s
August 14, 2004
Kansas University is home of the Jayhawk, a mythical bird with a fascinating history. Its origin is rooted in the historic struggles of Kansas settlers. The term “Jayhawk” was probably coined about 1848. Accounts of its use appeared from Illinois to Texas.
National Champs
August 14, 2004
Kansas University Men’s bowling team captured the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships in April in Tulsa, Okla.
KU alumni living in Kansas
August 14, 2004
Kansas University alumni living in Kansas, by county.
Fine increases for students displaying faulty permits
August 14, 2004
f you’re thinking about displaying a lost, stolen or forged parking permit this year at Kansas University, you might want to think again. The parking department has increased the fine for displaying a faulty permit to $100 from $65.
Department assists students on legal issues
August 14, 2004
Law school isn’t the only place for Kansas University students to learn about the legal system. About 3,000 students per year use KU’s Legal Services for Students, and they get an education in the process.
KU Alumni Association Chapters, Clubs
August 14, 2004
Lecture Series
August 14, 2004
The Hall Center for the Humanities will be host to a lecture series to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Kansas Territory. All lectures will begin at 6:30 p.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass.
Students utilize new rec center
August 14, 2004
Noor Newman winced as she recalled scraping together cash to work out at an expensive health club in summer 2003. “Back home I used to pay, like, $50 a month for a gym membership,” said Newman, 21. “It was really insane.”
Under Construction
August 14, 2004
Here’s a look at major construction projects at Kansas University:
Outreach to KU students
August 14, 2004
There are many Lawrence churches and congregations that do special outreach to Kansas University students. Here is a partial listing of some of them:
Volunteers read to listeners on Audio-Reader Network
August 14, 2004
Most clients of Kansas University’s Audio-Reader Network couldn’t read this sentence. But they could have it read to them by some of the hundreds of volunteers that give their time to read newspapers, magazines, books and catalogs to the blind and visually impaired.
Nebraska junior prepared to lead student body
August 14, 2004
While many of their classmates lounged at home and took vacations this summer, Steve Munch and Jeff Dunlap were planning building additions and purchasing eco-friendly fuel. And there’s been plenty of glad-handing and schmoozing for Munch and Dunlap, Kansas University’s new student body president and vice president.
Dean to make financial push
August 14, 2004
Ken Audus wasted little time starting to remedy what ails the Kansas University School of Pharmacy — a lack of space. Since becoming dean of the school in April, Audus has met with alumni to talk about construction of a new building for pharmacy students and researchers.
KU pilots get officials, coaches across country
August 14, 2004
Imagine flying basketball coach Roy Williams back from Los Angeles knowing that tomorrow morning he would make the hardest choice of his career. Ross Razak, pilot for Kansas University casually tried to bait Williams to drop a hint about his decision involving North Carolina.
KU on Wheels, SafeRide help students around campus, city
August 14, 2004
There are many ways to get to class — or to get home from a fun evening downtown — at Kansas University. “You’ve got to get to school somehow,” said Tim Akright, coordinator for the student run KU on Wheels bus service. “Not everybody has a car, and not everybody wants to drive because it’s difficult to find a (parking) spot.”
Parking officials recommend students register bicycles
August 14, 2004
Bicycle racks are next to practically every building on Kansas University’s campus.
Center informs visitors
August 14, 2004
Kansas University’s Visitor Center is the front porch to the KU campus, home to more than 25,000 students. For the past year, many incoming freshmen have directed their questions and concerns to the Office of Admissions and Scholarships, housed in the center at 15th and Iowa streets.
Museum Hours
August 14, 2004
Credit counselors warn of pitfalls
August 14, 2004
Students come to college to get an education, have fun, find friends and build lifelong relationships. That doesn’t include burying themselves under mountains of debt. “The main pitfall is, in college, you have students who get several credit cards,” said Chris Burk, a credit counselor with Housing and Credit Counseling Inc., which has an office in Lawrence.
Campus keepers
Dedicated’ crews maintain university’s lush landscape
August 14, 2004
One of the first things visitors notice about Kansas University is the beauty of the campus. The university spends close to $1.1 million annually to maintain the grounds on the main campus in Lawrence, the Edwards Campus in Overland Park and the KU Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kan.
KU faculty, staff learn about Kansas sites
August 14, 2004
For several years, I’ve believed every location has something appealing about it. Sometimes it’s great scenery, or wonderful weather. Sometimes it’s a great place to eat, or the friendly people. A corollary to that view is that the interstate system — marvel of engineering and commerce that it is — does more to separate us than bring us together.
Dorm Days
Students share highs, lows living in residence halls
August 14, 2004
Food, friends and fun — and etiquette — were on the minds of Kansas University students at Oliver Residence Hall the final week of classes for the spring semester. With nine floors and approximately 600 students at Oliver Hall, many students capitalized on opportunities to socialize.
Get involved, have fun
August 14, 2004
I love to talk about Kansas University. I know about its history, alums, campus, people, classes and activities. I am proud to be a Jayhawk and show my school spirit daily, whether on the 27 KU T-shirts I have accumulated or in the fact I won’t shut up about my classes.
Students should learn to expand their limits
August 14, 2004
In 2005, I will be graduating as a 23-year-old fifth-year college architecture student. Wow. Just thinking about that makes me realize life goes even faster than the saying leads you to believe. It feels like such a cliché until you’re at your last year in college.
Being active in community beneficial to all
August 14, 2004
Welcome to Kansas University, and just as importantly, welcome to Lawrence, the city that will be your home the next four years. You may still feel attached to your hometown and perhaps just see Lawrence as the place where you go to school. With this mentality, you will appreciate only the bare minimum of Lawrence — the restaurants, the grocery stores and the shopping areas.
Preventive maintenance essential
August 14, 2004
Living away from home can be intimidating for freshmen, especially when their car breaks down for the first time. AAA recommends drivers check their car’s oil every time they stop at a gas station and have oil changes every three months or every 3,000 miles.
Doctor encourages students to receive meningitis vaccine
August 14, 2004
Do the meningitis math. In the United States, the disease strikes about 2,500 people annually, including 100 to 125 college students. Every year, between 250 and 300 people die of bacterial meningitis. Of these, five to 15 are college students.
Laundry kit tips
August 14, 2004
If you’re on your own for the first time, here’s a laundry kit you can put together ahead of time to make doing your laundry hassle free:
Tenants should focus on safety, officials stress
August 14, 2004
A group of late-night partygoers at a second-floor Lawrence apartment learned a safety lesson the hard way last fall, when an overloaded deck collapsed. Approximately 20 Kansas University students were packed on the deck at the apartment, 925 Ark. Two people were injured.
Volunteers escort students through campus late at night
August 14, 2004
When darkness falls, students concerned about safety are JayWalking. JayWalk, a service provided by Kansas University’s Student Senate, began in October 2003 and has volunteers available to escort people walking alone at night on campus.
Underage drinkers subject to disciplinary action
August 14, 2004
Want a beer? You’d better be 21. In Kansas, it’s the law. And don’t try to drink it on the Kansas University campus. On campus it doesn’t matter how old you are; the general rule is selling and drinking alcoholic beverages is forbidden.
What to wear
Bright colors, comfort key to student wardrobe
August 14, 2004
The collegiate uniform of pajama pants and T-shirts may be acceptable for class, but when Kansas University students hit Lawrence’s nightlife scene, comfort and price shouldn’t be the only factors on their minds. They might want to consider brighter colors as well.
Students express themselves through body art
August 14, 2004
Kristen Ferrell, a Kansas University graduate in fine arts, takes art seriously — especially body art. Ferrell received her first tattoo when she was 16. Inspired after reading National Geographic, she became interested in body modification.
More women turn to video games
Hobby provides relaxation
August 14, 2004
Most nights during the spring semester at Lewis Hall, residents on the sixth floor could find a group of male students willing to play a game of “Halo” on Xbox. Amy Poland, Chapman sophomore, was a welcome addition to the group of men. She ended up hurting some egos with her adept playing skills but also made some friends.
Students soak up the sun for bronzed look
August 14, 2004
While most people avoid the outdoors on hot August days, many college students prefer to be lying out in the sun. Tanning is commonplace on the Kansas University campus and in Lawrence. Students flock to apartment pools, large lawns and residence-hall rooftops trying to catch rays in hopes of obtaining a bronze body.
Planning early helps students avoid high rates for trips
August 14, 2004
Spring break in March allows Kansas University students to hang up their winter jackets and beanies in favor of board shorts and bikinis. Spring break for KU students during the 2004-2005 academic year is March 20-28.
Size matters when it comes to cell phones
Cost seldom factors in students’ selection
August 14, 2004
As students prepare for the school year by loading up on shiny, new wireless gear, many are faced with a decision between style and cost. Judging by sales, style usually wins. Whether or not parents are paying for a new cell phone, cost is seldom the deciding factor for students, said Timberly Krutz, Cingular Wireless account executive.
Sturdy backpack tops KU supply list
August 14, 2004
A few years ago, Kansas University students searching for backpacks would go with the traditional, simple two-strap, style. Today, backpacks can be found in almost any style and color with extra options such as one or two straps, compact disc and cell-phone holders, and special pockets for water bottles.
Fitness opportunities abound in Lawrence
August 14, 2004
Kansas University students have many opportunities to stay fit off campus. Bike trails, city sport leagues and alternative fitness options, such as yoga, are all available in Lawrence. Kathy Truong, a Lawrence senior, enjoys being outside. She runs and bikes along Clinton Parkway, near her neighborhood.
Students stay fit by participating in intramurals
August 14, 2004
Sweat rolled over Kathy Truong’s furrowed brow, stinging her eyes. It was 6:23 a.m. and she was only halfway done. She was among hundreds running up the Campanile Hill on Kansas University’s campus.
Simplicity, color factor in new look
August 14, 2004
When Kansas University students come back to Lawrence they face some tough decisions. Long, short, straight, curly, blond or red? With so many different hairstyles available, making the right decision can be daunting.
Could this be the year?
Four seniors have eyes on national crown
August 14, 2004
Only one of the 326 NCAA Division One men’s basketball teams will be crowned 2005 national champion. Aaron Miles’ dream is for that team to be senior-laden Kansas. “Nothing is guaranteed, but we are going to work our butt off to try to achieve that,” Miles said of claiming the crown at the 2005 NCAA Final Four in nearby St. Louis.
New coach hopes to tap into hoops ‘excitement’
August 14, 2004
For the second straight season, Kansas University basketball fans will witness the beginning of a new era. New women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson won’t face the hoopla that accompanied Bill Self when he took over for Roy Williams last year, but there still is a bit of enthusiasm surrounding Henrickson who replaced Hall of Fame coach Marian Washington in March.
Watkins ‘critical piece of puzzle’
Veteran tackle counted upon to anchor defensive line
August 14, 2004
Travis Watkins played with a nagging foot injury during his sophomore year and missed most of his junior year. Kansas University defensive coordinator Bill Young would like to see the tackle spend more time on the field, and less on the sideline, this fall.
Golden Hurricane won’t surprise anyone
August 14, 2004
Steve Kragthorpe won’t be able to sneak up on anyone this season. Tulsa’s first-year coach guided the biggest turnaround in Division One football in 2003 when the Golden Hurricane — which won a total of two games in 2001 and 2002 — finished 8-5, wound up second in the WAC at 6-2 and made its first bowl appearance in 12 years.
Wildcats counting on Basanez’s return to form
August 14, 2004
Brett Basanez was the best freshman quarterback in the country in 2002. Last season was a different story for Northwestern’s offensive leader. With receivers Mark Philmore and Ashton Aikens sidelined by injuries and defenses determined to stop him, Basanez slumped to 1,916 yards passing with four touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Quarterback Gradkowski key to Rockets’ success
August 14, 2004
Bruce Gradkowski set Toledo school records for completion percentage and touchdown passes as a sophomore in 2003. Rockets coach Tom Amstutz wants even better things from the junior this fall. “We have high expectations for Bruce because he has a year in as a starting quarterback,” Amstutz said.
Jayhawks hope to keep climbing
Deep at every position, Kansas returns seven regular starters
August 14, 2004
Kansas University’s volleyball team is coming off the finest season in school history. Coach Ray Bechard’s Jayhawks tied for third place in the Big 12 Conference — the program’s best Big 12 finish ever — and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time.
KU plans to back up success
Jayhawks out to prove last year’s Sweet 16 trip not a fluke
August 14, 2004
Nobody on Kansas University’s soccer team believes its run to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and No. 13 final national ranking in 2003 was a fluke. The question, however, is whether the rest of the country is convinced KU’s superb season was legit.
Kansas suffers heavy losses
Hall optimistic despite loss of three of top four players
August 14, 2004
Perhaps no Kansas University sports team was hit so hard by graduation as tennis. Fortunately for KU, second-year coach Amy Hall feels the losses — as large as they are — can be absorbed with minimal damage, thanks to returning talent and a ballyhooed incoming class.
Catloth: Jayhawks should contend again
August 14, 2004
Kansas University rowing coach Rob Catloth knows looks can be deceiving. To the common observer it may have appeared that his squad struggled in 2003, but the 10th-year coach said that’s hardly the case. Sure, the Jayhawks were absent from the Top 25 rankings and didn’t log as many first-place finishes as in previous seasons, but Catloth said that simply was a case of KU’s region being the toughest in the nation.
Jayhawks’ facilities improving
August 14, 2004
Ritch Price had more on his mind this summer than recruiting. Kansas University’s baseball coach also was plugged into raising money for a proposed indoor workout facility at Hoglund Ballpark.
Revamped KUAC board figuring out its role
August 14, 2004
For years, Kansas University athletics was governed by a 24-member board. Now, the KU Athletic Corp. board consists of six voting members and 18 advisors. The change was made in April, but implementation won’t begin until the fall semester.
Human resources
Researchers focus on life sciences projects
August 14, 2004
Val Smith wants to change the way the hospital industry administers IVs for patients. Smith, a Kansas University professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, is part of a six-member research team that is studying how nutrients affect various disease agents, including HIV and cancer.
Professor savors discovery of oldest insect
August 14, 2004
A discovery Michael Engel never expected to find is now making an impact around the world. Engel, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and assistant curator of Kansas University’s Natural History Museum, and a colleague found what is believed to be the oldest insect on record in July 2002. News of the find was announced in February.
Organization searching for director
August 14, 2004
A cloud of mystery continues to shroud the firing of the Kansas University Alumni Association’s longtime director, but the organization’s leaders are hoping to keep their focus on the future. “We need to stay focused on business as usual,” said Larry Borden, the association’s national chairman.
Organization hopes to attract more students
August 14, 2004
Although the number of minority students at Kansas University slowly increases each year, Jimmy Banks thinks black students are still underrepresented on campus. Banks, president of KU Black Alumni and a 1978 KU business graduate, pointed out the black student population was proportionately higher 30 years ago.
Retired KU faculty active in group
August 14, 2004
On Wednesday mornings, the Adams Alumni Center is alive with chatter and the smell of coffee as members of the Endacott Society have their weekly meeting. “It’s just the most fun,” said Winnie Geissler, a member of the society.
KU officials consider plant for research park
August 14, 2004
Kansas University officials are keeping an eye on the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant near De Soto, hoping they’ll participate in a research park planned for the site. “If we can do something that helps the regional economy, and promote research alliances, then that’s good,” Jim Roberts, KU’s vice provost for research, said recently.
Culture course
Refined entertainment awaits those who crave it
August 14, 2004
In any college town it’s easy for a student to get stuck in an entertainment rut, where the most culturally significant item of the night is the dirty limerick written on the bar of choice’s greasy bathroom wall. Fortunately for Kansas University students, Lawrence isn’t just another “college town.”
Tips for a successful road trip in Kansas
August 14, 2004
Fund helps support Baby Jay costume
August 14, 2004
Rock chalk, Baby Jay, Go KU. Thirty years later after becoming the original Baby Jay mascot, Kansas University alumnus Amy Hurst Rachman continues to spread school spirit and enthusiasm. She donated $5,000 to the Original Baby Jay Mascot Fund.
Five cool festivals and seasonal events
August 14, 2004
Limbaugh stir
August 14, 2004
Caution vital
August 14, 2004
Leaping into the selection process for a “terrorism czar” and a related department could do far more harm than good.
Uniquely Lawrence
8 things you should do before you leave the city on the Kaw
August 14, 2004
The freedom to drink Coke for breakfast, the awkwardness of 24/7 mating rituals, the discovery of avant-garde jazz — there is no substitute for college life. We know that you’re here to pack your brain full of book smarts, but don’t forget there’s a unique and funky town out there full of cheap things to do (and I’m talking cheap — a buck fifty, tops).
Low blows
August 14, 2004
Recycling picks up on campus
August 14, 2004
Kansas University students are becoming savvy in recycling as campus receptacles become more visible. Last year, the Environmental Stewardship Program, which works with several KU organizations to coordinate the collection of recyclable items on campus, collected 420 tons of materials.
It’s ‘unaffiliated’
August 14, 2004
Anniversaries
August 14, 2004
Randall blessed with experienced squad
August 14, 2004
Ross Randall’s silver anniversary season as Kansas University men’s golf coach started much better than it ended. Randall’s Jayhawks, who tied a school record by winning three tournaments during the regular season, placed fifth at the Big 12 meet and 16th at NCAA Regionals, missing qualifying for the finals by six slots.
Military news
August 14, 2004
Club news
August 14, 2004
KU sets record for enrollment
August 14, 2004
There is more activity on Kansas University’s Lawrence campus now than any time in the university’s 140-year history. The 26,814 students on campus last fall was the highest enrollment in history. The 1,390 faculty members were only slightly less than the record set in 2001, and they’re working in 4.5 million square feet of building space — the most KU has had.
Scouting news
August 14, 2004
Society calendar
August 14, 2004
Kansas University honors
August 14, 2004
Horscopes
August 14, 2004
Daily ticker
August 14, 2004
Google IPO auction clears hurdle
Company sets record straight after Playboy interview released
August 14, 2004
Google Inc. forged ahead with its IPO auction Friday, even as the online search engine leader acknowledged a newly published magazine interview with its founders contained misleading information.
Bush, Kerry trade barbs over taxes
August 14, 2004
President Bush traded one refrain for another Friday, saying he is “getting the job done” on the economy and more. Not so, said Sen. John Kerry, criticizing administration tax cuts as insensitive to the middle class as he ended a 22-state tour.
Bryant prosecutors denied delay
Judge rules trial will begin as scheduled on Aug. 27
August 14, 2004
The judge in the Kobe Bryant sexual assault case denied a request from prosecutors for an indefinite delay in the trial late Friday, saying there was no justification for a postponement.
Al-Sadr offers to disarm if U.S. troops leave Najaf
August 14, 2004
U.S. forces suspended a major offensive against militants in Najaf on Friday, and aides to Muqtada al-Sadr told Iraqi negotiators that radical Shiite cleric was prepared to disarm his followers in exchange for a list of demands including an American withdrawal from the holy city and amnesty for all his fighters.
N.J. governor accused of harassment
GOP urges McGreevey to leave office now
August 14, 2004
Gov. James E. McGreevey began suffering fallout from his bombshell resignation announcement Friday as his former homeland security adviser accused the governor of sexual harassment and Republican leaders called on him to leave office immediately.
Review: 4 detainees won’t be freed
August 14, 2004
A military review of the cases against four terror suspects held at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has concluded they are classified properly as enemy combatants and will not be freed, the official overseeing the process said Friday.
Coach to inherit solid core
August 14, 2004
Megan Menzel’s surprise departure in July left the Kansas University athletic department looking for a new women’s golf coach. After two years at KU, Menzel resigned, saying she wanted to spend more time with her family.
Summer work proves beneficial
August 14, 2004
It’s a promising sign of togetherness in the eyes of Kansas University swimming coach Clark Campbell. Athletes aren’t forced to stick around Lawrence during the summer months, but roughly two-thirds of the KU women’s swimming and diving team did anyway, training with the Lawrence Aquahawks club team, training with themselves and preparing for another expected solid year of swimming on Mount Oread.
Study: Tax burden growing for middle class
August 14, 2004
President Bush’s tax cuts since 2001 have shifted more of the tax burden from the nation’s rich to middle-class families, according to a study released Friday by the Congressional Budget Office.
12 months’ probation ordered in 2002 assault on homosexual
August 14, 2004
A judge Friday ordered a year’s probation for the man convicted of punching Lawrence resident Jeffrey Medis in 2002 during a scuffle outside the Replay Lounge.
Nominee’s withdrawal from Senate race has Kansas Democrats exploring options
August 14, 2004
A political unknown who didn’t campaign but still won the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Sen. Sam Brownback said Thursday that he is withdrawing from the race.
New scholarship hall to open next fall
August 14, 2004
A new scholarship hall will be ready for the next round of Kansas University freshmen in fall 2005. Ground was broken in April on the $3 million Dennis E. Rieger Hall, which will house 50 women at 1323 Ohio. The hall was funded through a gift by Roger and Annette Rieger, of Seattle, in memory of Roger’s brother Dennis, a KU alumnus who died of complications of diabetes.
Athens Games begin
Summer event returns to birthplace in Greece
August 14, 2004
With the five Olympic rings ablaze in the middle of a man-made sea, the Summer Games returned to their birthplace Friday in an epic homecoming that joined the gods of ancient Greece and modern sport.
On the record
August 14, 2004
Grant to train teachers of limited-English users
August 14, 2004
Kansas State University will receive a $747,175 grant to help train teachers of limited-English students.
KU heart center gets $1 million gift
Surgeon hopes contribution will prompt others to donate funds toward the project
August 14, 2004
An open heart surgeon at the University of Kansas Hospital has donated $1 million to the hospital’s new heart center, officials announced Friday.
State senator to project university’s image
August 14, 2004
A Baby Jay appearance is sure to delight the crowd, but it takes more than a playful mascot to project Kansas University’s image. Some major changes are in the works in how KU tells its story to the community and lobbies the Legislature.
Ravens’ Lewis plans to play all season
August 14, 2004
Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis plans on going for another NFL rushing title, despite a looming November trial date in Atlanta on drug charges.
Court won’t stop schools sales tax
Appellate panel sides with Johnson County
August 14, 2004
In a dispute over school funding, the Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday sided with Johnson County by refusing to stop a local sales tax levy that has pumped millions of dollars into public schools there.
Charley pounds Florida
Millions evacuated; at least 3 dead
August 14, 2004
Hurricane Charley struck west-central Florida with a wicked mix of wind and water Friday, ravaging oceanfront homes and trailer parks, tearing apart small planes and inundating the coast before moving inland to assault Orlando and Daytona Beach.
Eugene W. Haley
August 14, 2004
Donald Edward Tobler
August 14, 2004
Shirley N. Arthur
August 14, 2004
Stephen L. Chapman
August 14, 2004
Tribe gains ground on Twins
August 14, 2004
The young Cleveland Indians are handling their first pennant chase like a bunch of veterans.
Dodgers blast fading Cubs, 8-1
August 14, 2004
Steve Finley is enjoying his worst-to-first job change while providing an extra offensive push for the streaking Los Angeles Dodgers.
Royals steamroll A’s
Nðñez , K.C. deny Mulder 16th win
August 14, 2004
Abraham Nðñez already has a plan for the ball from his first career grand slam: It will be a gift for his father, Amado, the man who pushed him to play baseball.
Raiders fall 15-14 in wild tilt at regional
August 14, 2004
Lawrence’s Raiders allowed seven runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, and their furious ninth-inning rally fell short in a 15-14 loss to Eden Prairie (Minn.) in an American Legion Central Plains Regional game Friday night at Isaacson Field.
Marching Jayhawks prepare to unveil new uniforms in fall
August 14, 2004
A 26-box, 2,284-pound present arrived in June at Kansas University’s Murphy Hall. The gift — new uniforms for the Marching Jayhawks — was from about 1,000 donors who contributed more than $150,000 for the new duds.
KU class, small businesses to educate each other
Course offers free services for hands-on experience
August 14, 2004
Kansas University students are hoping to get some hands-on experience in the business world while offering their services for free.
Sprint releasing new phone for video clips
August 14, 2004
Channel surfing just moved from the couch to your cell phone.
Conference meet motivating
KU men lowly 12th, women 10th at Big 12 Outdoor
August 14, 2004
For the Kansas University track and field program, one of its darker moments in recent memory came at the Big 12 Conference Outdoor Championships, April 29-May 1. In a difficult weekend, the men’s team placed 12th and the women 10th.
Self’s incoming freshman class loaded
Galindo, Robinson, Giles, Jackson, Kaun, Kleinmann ranked No. 2
August 14, 2004
It’ll take a long time to introduce Kansas University’s men’s basketball newcomers at this year’s “Late Night in the Phog.” A whopping six players have been added to the roster. Bill Self’s sensational sextet has been ranked the No. 2 class in the country (behind Kentucky) by rivals.com.
Heart of KU’s order gutted
Price puts premium on pitching to improve
August 14, 2004
While Kansas University’s baseball team didn’t reach its goal of 40 victories last season — or the ultimate prize of a trip to Omaha, Neb., for the College World Series — coach Ritch Price said his team still had a high level of success in just his second season in Lawrence.
Bunge buoyed by freshman class
Left-handed pitcher, two outfielders, catcher expected to shore up weaknesses
August 14, 2004
A Tucson twosome, a Topeka backstop and a California southpaw have Kansas University softball coach Tracy Bunge smiling. Three of the four — all freshmen — figure to cure what ailed the Jayhawks in 2004, and the other is likely to plug the most important graduation loss.
League loaded with offensive talent
Oklahoma’s White, K-State’s Sproles, Missouri’s Smith among standouts
August 14, 2004
With the incumbent Heisman Trophy winner — Oklahoma quarterback Jason White — returning, the preseason pick for Big 12 Conference offensive player of the year ought to be a lock. But is it?
K.C. marketer behind Happy Meals’ success
McDonald’s marks 25 years of profitable menu item
August 14, 2004
Bob Bernstein’s 9-year-old son ate the same cereal from the same box every morning and stared at the packaging so intently, it could only inspire the advertising executive to action.
Interim dean plans to keep curriculum moving forward
August 14, 2004
Ann Brill is only temporarily in charge of the Kansas University School of Journalism and Mass Communications. But that doesn’t mean she’ll shy from implementing her own ideas during her one-year stint as interim dean.
State hospitals for mentally ill filling
Two in-patient centers at capacity, cannot accept new patient referrals
August 14, 2004
Two of the state’s three hospitals for the mentally ill are full and not accepting new referrals.
University to install security cameras
Surveillance will focus on residence hall parking lots
August 14, 2004
Rachel Chapman doesn’t always feel safe on the Kansas University campus.
Gage services
August 14, 2004
KU dedicates Regnier Hall
Opening to help meet mission in K.C. area, chancellor says
August 14, 2004
Kansas University officials and boosters gathered Friday to formally open a building designed to solidify the university’s presence in the Kansas City area.
Faith forum
August 14, 2004
Are angels real, and do they intervene in our lives?
Struggle for power dominates adolescents
August 14, 2004
Why are kids so vulnerable? How do you explain this paralyzing social fear at an age when they are notoriously gutsy? There is very little else that scares them. Teenagers drive their cars like maniacs and the boys make great combat soldiers. Why is it that an 18-year-old can be trained to attack an enemy gun emplacement or run through a minefield, and yet he panics in the noisy company of his peers? Why are they so frightened of each other?
Religion briefs
August 14, 2004
Program trains professionals to treat children holistically
August 14, 2004
A contract between Kansas University and the state of Kansas provides training opportunities for people serving children with developmental disabilities and behavior issues. “We’re giving the training to people doing the front line work with the children,” said Jennifer Zarcone.
Snow soaring
August 14, 2004
Numbers increase for ROTC programs
August 14, 2004
Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC programs at Kansas University have seen a slight increase in numbers since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, but officials say the intensity of students in the three programs is what has changed the most.
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August 14, 2004
¢ Reporter subpoenaed in probe of CIA leak ¢ Lawsuit says execution by injection is torture ¢ Soldier gets one month confinement for lying
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August 14, 2004
¢ Program to discuss Mine Creek Battlefield ¢ Public library acquires collection of newspapers
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August 14, 2004
¢ Judge blocks early vote on gay marriage ban ¢ Cancer drug Avastin increases risk of stroke
Where to go for help
August 14, 2004
The Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center provides the following list of services for incoming students:
Offense rolls for K.C. in loss
Chiefs gain 311 yards, score all points in 1st half of 34-24 loss to Giants
August 14, 2004
The much-anticipated debut of Eli Manning was upstaged by another once highly regarded New York Giants first-round draft pick and a budding television star.
Wichita plots fight against mussels
August 14, 2004
Zebra mussels that have moved into Cheney Reservoir are no threat to Wichita’s drinking water, officials say.
Briefcase
August 14, 2004
¢ Bankruptcy speculation grows at US Airways ¢ Trade deficit soars ¢ Light cigarettes focus of class-action lawsuit ¢ Markets end week mixed
A year after big blackout, cities are better prepared
August 14, 2004
One year ago today, a large swath of the eastern United States was brought to a shuddering halt by the nation’s worst ever blackout: Stoplights went dark. Trains stopped cold. Stranded commuters by the thousands were left wandering the streets of New York.
Cooking icon Julia Child dies at 91
August 14, 2004
Julia Child, whose chirping words of encouragement and unpretentious style brought French cuisine to American homes through her television series and books, died Friday. She was 91.
Couch potatoes fry on NBC’s Olympics television overdose
August 14, 2004
If you worry that you’ve been watching too much Olympics coverage, think again.
Weddings
August 14, 2004
Validation
August 14, 2004
Artistic exposure
Getting involved in the student art scene is as simple as being social
August 14, 2004
The student art scene in Lawrence is alive and well, especially in the creative peripheries of the downtown area. But students who want to get involved should be prepared to make the first move.
Can N. Ireland find peace?
August 14, 2004
Hope springs eternal, even here, where republicans and unionists will try again next month to jump-start the legislative assembly, which was supposed to have created a new era of cooperation and eventual unity in this troubled province.
Photographer’s new medium on display
August 14, 2004
Lawrence photographer Robbin Loomas calls it a whole new medium. Her artworks may start with photographs, but hours of painstaking manipulation achieved through digital painting techniques are what produce the kind of “photo paintings” she’ll be exhibiting this month at Unity Gallery.
Legislators hear plans for future of state offices
August 14, 2004
State officials hope to have a clearer picture later this fall about the cost of renovating the Docking State Office building near the Statehouse and the future space needs for state employees.
KU develops plans to recruit minorities
August 14, 2004
For the first time in years — and perhaps ever — Kansas University is developing specific goals for recruiting minority students. Two committees that worked during the past year have recommended the ideal percentage for students of color at KU.
New program provides international experience
August 14, 2004
In 1999, David Shulenburger, provost and executive vice chancellor, challenged the Kansas University staff to create more international educational opportunities for undergraduate students. Hodgie Bricke, assistant dean of international programs, believes the new Global Awareness Program this fall answers that challenge.
Volunteer opportunities abound in Lawrence
August 14, 2004
When Claire Scharenberg arrived as a freshman last year at Kansas University, she was intimidated. “I was nervous coming to KU in the first place because it is such a big university,” she said. “I didn’t have a community like I did in high school.”
Decade on the Hill
Chancellor enters 10th year guiding university
August 14, 2004
Don’t expect Robert Hemenway to retire when he hits age 65. As he starts his 10th year as chancellor of Kansas University, the 63-year-old Hemenway says he’s still going as strong as ever.
Establishing services in Lawrence
August 14, 2004
Officers increase bike patrols
August 14, 2004
Bicycles are popular on the Kansas University campus, but not just with their riders. Thieves like them too. Bike thefts more than doubled last year, causing KU to break a consecutive five-year decrease in overall campus crime.
KU First’ fund-raising drive adds $100 million to its goal
August 14, 2004
Their $500 million goal has been met, but leaders of the largest fund-raising drive in Kansas University history aren’t coasting to the Dec. 31 campaign finale. In fact, they added another $100 million to their goal to reach by the year’s end.
Going for broke
A guidemap to cheap thrills on the road
August 14, 2004
Lawrence is a cool place, but every college student needs to get away from time to time. So where can you go when your travel ambitions outweigh the meager contents of your wallet? Two words: Think Kansas.
Transitional phase
August 14, 2004
Pastors come, and pastors go. It’s the in-between times — when congregations are led by interim or visiting pastors, or lay people — that challenge churches.
Natural disasters can become political tests
August 14, 2004
Once Hurricane Charley is gone from Florida, it’s a safe bet President Bush will sweep in. Natural calamities present political opportunity, and many crucial electoral votes are in the path of Charley’s howling winds.
KU defensive linemen excited about season
August 14, 2004
It all starts on the defensive line. Every one of the linemen will tell you that a successful defense — something the Kansas University football team hasn’t had in some time — starts in the trenches, plugging up holes and pressuring quarterbacks to flutter wobbly passes into the secondary’s arms.
Meet the Deans
August 14, 2004
Working with Mother Teresa inspired Lawrence pastor
August 14, 2004
Most people have formative experiences that go on to shape their spirituality.
Bored? Start a band - or a riot
August 14, 2004
Piecing it all together
Offense must replace three starters - including QB
August 14, 2004
Kansas University’s offense set 12 single-season school records in 2003, including standards for points (384), first downs (286), touchdown passes (25) and total yards (5,479). The Jayhawks expect offense to be a strength again in 2004.
Students offer survival tips for newcomers
August 14, 2004
So, do you have everything you need for your freshman year? Do you know where you will where to go for a romantic date? Do you know where to go to check e-mail and study? A group of Kansas University journalism students found answers to those questions through a survey of classmates.
KU officials try to gauge success
August 14, 2004
Leaders of the Kansas University special education program eagerly await their copy of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Graduate Schools edition each spring. For nine of the past 10 years, their doctoral program has been ranked best in the nation among public universities.
Greeks get involved in community
August 14, 2004
Thousands of Kansas University students contemplate joining a fraternity or sorority every year. Some might join as a way to meet new people, but the KU greek system prides itself on being much more than just a source of parties.
Administrator recovering from accident
August 14, 2004
Richard Morrell was used to working at lightning speed during his first 14 years as a Kansas University administrator. He’s been taking things a little slower the past 2 1/2 months, easing back into work after a Christmas Eve car accident nearly cost him his life.
Venues support ‘smoking’ music scene
August 14, 2004
Although cigarettes may not be allowed in Lawrence venues, the music scene is still pretty — cough — “smoking.” A few new havens for live performers opened their doors in 2004. And a few places that stopped booking music for years reintroduced themselves into the world of cover charges and earplugs.
Senate service doesn’t aid Kerry resume
August 14, 2004
The United States Senate is a remarkable place, at once the breeding ground of presidential ambition and the burial ground of presidential hopes. Since World War II, such senatorial giants as Robert A. Taft of Ohio, Howard H. Baker Jr. of Tennessee and Bob Dole of Kansas have stumbled on the way to the White House, while the only two men to be elected to the White House from the Senate in all of American history have two major distinctions.
Football doctors surface
August 14, 2004
The names of other former Kansas University football players who became doctors have surfaced since Friday’s Journal-World article about KU football player Matt Thompson.
People and places
August 14, 2004
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August 14, 2004
¢ Assistant tapped as interim police chief ¢ Site selected for new veterans cemetery ¢ Kansas broadcaster dies of heart attack
Local flava
Check out some of the bands that make the Lawrence music scene such a tasty buffet
August 14, 2004
Office helps disabled students succeed at KU
August 14, 2004
For students with physical or mental disabilities, Kansas University offers a wide range of services. But Mary Ann Rasnak, director of the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities, said one of the main services KU provides was teaching students how to support themselves.
St. Lawrence undergoes staff changes
Director plans to return in January
August 14, 2004
Kansas University students returning to school this year will notice some changes — and a few new faces — at the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center. The biggest change is that, for the first time, the Rev. Vince Krische won’t be there to welcome back students for the fall semester.
Web site helps prevent ID theft
August 14, 2004
Kansas University officials announced in April that a computer hacker might have gained access to personal information on thousands of KU students, faculty and staff members. Officials still don’t know who did it. They’re cautious of giving details of what they’re doing to fix the problem. And there’s little chance students will ever hear KU announce it’s hacker-proof.
College is all about intellectual expedition
August 14, 2004
As a senior at Kansas University, I have never changed my major. Instead, I’ve just kept adding. I came to KU as a decided chemistry major, but I eventually piled on a journalism major and a French minor.
Residence halls adjust to meet electronic needs
August 14, 2004
Curtis Sample chuckles as he leans back on a comfortable couch and watches his roommates play Super Tecmo Bowl on their big-screen television. The Belmont Stakes is playing on a smaller television next to the large one, and a baseball game is playing on a third TV. The fourth television is turned off — for now.
Kansas University football newcomers
August 14, 2004
Learning communities help smooth freshman transition
August 14, 2004
Kansas University student Lindsey Miles hails from Halstead, otherwise known as “the biggest little city in Kansas.” Despite her hometown’s proud slogan, the KU sophomore said she wasn’t quite prepared for her first few weeks on campus last August.
Briefly
August 14, 2004
¢ Homeless man’s plight spurs gift of guitar ¢ Officers’ ticket books come up missing ¢ Indoor Aquatic Center to reopen Monday ¢ Send-off ceremony planned for 317th
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August 14, 2004
¢ Typhoon heads inland after killing 115 on southeast coast ¢ 17 guerrillas ordered to die for Kansans’ kidnappings ¢ Patient gets new liver after using billboards, Internet
Briefly
August 14, 2004
¢ Nation stages its first historic aircraft show ¢ Army chief: Israel could give up Golan Heights ¢ Cease-fire negotiated after 3 nights of gunfire ¢ 84-year-old hangman called in for execution
People
August 14, 2004
¢ Kilborn quits ‘Late Late Show’ ¢ Horn evaluated at rehab center ¢ Barbie makes bid for White House
Jayhawks’ schedule was planned for fans
August 14, 2004
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team will open the 2004-05 regular season with nine straight home games.
MLB briefs
August 14, 2004
¢ Royals claim Kinney from Milwaukee ¢ Mets put Reyes on DL ¢ Martinez, president exchange autographs ¢ Cubs’ Hawkins begins serving suspension
Area briefs
August 14, 2004
¢ Kansas City resident killed in car wreck ¢ KU sets final exams ¢ Extra patrols on duty for drunken drivers ¢ KU journalism graduate named to academy post
Wild day from top to bottom
Singh, Leonard leading; Woods barely makes cut
August 14, 2004
From top to bottom, the PGA Championship delivered some major drama Friday.
Strike up the band
August 14, 2004
Taking the kids out for a walk
August 14, 2004
Around and about
August 14, 2004
Engagements
August 14, 2004
KU suing for leaky luxury skyboxes
KU suing for leaky luxury skyboxes
August 14, 2004
The scholarship suites at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium were supposed to be a place to watch football while avoiding the elements.