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Military news
August 21, 2004
Briefly
August 21, 2004
¢ Chancellor’s Civil War items on display today ¢ Voters to have say on consolidation plan ¢ K-State cash donations exceed $54 million ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Crowded kindergartens trouble parents, officials
Larger class sizes may be stretching district teachers too thin
August 21, 2004
The crowded kindergarten classes at Kennedy School worry Erin Botz.
Advocates for disabled say thousands may be in institutions needlessly
August 21, 2004
Ed Kline has spent the past three years in a Topeka nursing home. He wants out.
State’s job market better than past year
Kansas unemployment rate declines to 4.6 percent in July
August 21, 2004
The state’s jobless rate dropped to 4.6 percent in July, but state labor officials took more comfort Friday in numbers that showed job growth over the previous year.
Authors: Beware of bridezilla
August 21, 2004
Bridezilla (brid zil/a) n. a bride who is greedy, thoughtless and rude, thinks nothing of etiquette and believes her friends and family should cater to all of her desires, no matter how outrageous.
Bumps, bruises abound
KU banged up from two-a-days
August 21, 2004
Kansas University’s offensive line was muddled last weekend when senior right guard Tony Coker suffered an injury that will sideline him for at least three games.
Human rights
August 21, 2004
Officials eye incentives to strengthen U.S. forces
August 21, 2004
As demands on the National Guard to fight wars abroad increase, state and national officials are considering new ways to maintain unit strength and soldier readiness.
Keeping the faith
Students challenged to maintain spirituality
August 21, 2004
Samantha Parkes recalls how her sense of faith changed her freshman year at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.
Activist to visit Ottawa University
August 21, 2004
An activist and author of a book about the Brown v. Board of Education case will visit Ottawa University next month.
Neighbors’ hopes for missing girl dashed
August 21, 2004
For five days, residents of tiny Gilmore and the surrounding Mississippi Delta countryside kept faith, searching a wide swath of sun-baked soybean, cotton and rice fields for missing 7-year-old Patricia Ann Miles.
Self, Simien pulling for U.S. Olympic team
KU coach, senior forward would be honored to participate in future Games
August 21, 2004
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self has been too busy preparing his team for the Jayhawks’ exhibition tour to Canada to watch much, if any, of the Athens Games on TV.
Waiting for crowds at Kids Day in the Park
August 21, 2004
Categorized art show connects with art lovers
Music, theater, tours round out weekend
August 21, 2004
It’s a safe bet most gallery-goers haven’t seen a show with an evolution quite like the one that opened this weekend at Signs of Life, 722 Mass.
Human kindness still holds upper hand
August 21, 2004
The guy was selling ice for $15 a bag.
Offer to leave shrine may end Iraq standoff
Muqtada al-Sadr’s militants remove their weapons
August 21, 2004
A rebel cleric’s militiamen kept their guns outside a holy site Friday after issuing a surprise offer to give up control of the Imam Ali Shrine to Shiite Muslim religious leaders, but negotiators wrangled into the night over getting the militants out of the compound.
Ortiz shuts down Yankees
Anaheim hurler tosses eight scoreless innings
August 21, 2004
Ramon Ortiz was lights out at Yankee Stadium.
People and places
August 21, 2004
KU student settles lawsuit with recording industry
August 21, 2004
When Kansas University junior Charli Johnson opened her mailbox July 2 and found a letter from a California law firm she thought it brought good news.
Town slowly reviving after Charley
August 21, 2004
Step by small step, life is returning to normal in this town hardest hit by Hurricane Charley.
Briefly
August 21, 2004
¢ 9-11 commission disbands but pledges to push reforms ¢ Ashcroft defends FBI’s questioning of anarchists ¢ Report: Alleged U.S. deserter ready to discuss plea bargain ¢ Bombing prompts calls for U.N. pullout in Afghanistan
Briefly
August 21, 2004
¢ Second explosion rocks gas storage facility ¢ State officials leery of alcohol-inhaling device ¢ Two camp counselors found slain on beach ¢ U.S. begins surveillance flights on Canada border
Daily ticker
August 21, 2004
Society calendar
August 21, 2004
Faith forum
August 21, 2004
Where do I turn for inspiration when I hit a spiritual dry patch?
Horoscopes
August 21, 2004
FSHS, LHS lack experience
Firebirds, Lions boast plethora of unproven players
August 21, 2004
If Free State High girls tennis coach Jon Renberger is certain of anything, he knows that his 2004 squad hasn’t come up short in the genetics department.
Ruth Oatney
August 21, 2004
White House tries new legal angles with detainees
August 21, 2004
The Bush administration is taking the narrowest possible view of legal rights the Supreme Court gave to terrorism detainees while trying to fend off any new court challenges. Ultimately the high court probably will weigh in again, lawyers said.
Anthrax-vaccinated soldiers asked to give blood to create treatment
August 21, 2004
They can do it for love of God and country — or for the $60. Either way, soldiers vaccinated against anthrax have the opportunity to help future anthrax victims by donating their blood.
Briefly
August 21, 2004
¢ Remodeled Diana fountain opens ¢ Rebels set off bombs on third day of blockade ¢ Israel under internal pressure to move wall ¢ Posts given to officials charged in scandal
Religion briefs
August 21, 2004
Military news
August 21, 2004
Around and about
August 21, 2004
Around and about
August 21, 2004
Iran’s antics
August 21, 2004
How long before Iran is faced down about its threats to America and the world and ordered to change?
Farming hits
August 21, 2004
SLT impatience
August 21, 2004
Retirement move
August 21, 2004
Civil discourse
August 21, 2004
Nebraskans eager to weigh in on quarter
August 21, 2004
It seems like everybody wants to give input on the design of Nebraska’s quarter.
Pastor leaving for San Francisco to direct human rights center
August 21, 2004
After nearly two years of serving in a Lawrence pulpit, the Rev. Emilee Whitehurst is returning to the San Francisco Bay area to accept a position in which she will be addressing issues of social justice.
Marriages fight against ‘natural distancing’
August 21, 2004
You have said that the natural progression of a marriage is to become more distant rather than more intimate. Why is that true?
North Carolina rejects religious fraternity
August 21, 2004
A Christian student group which refused to sign a nondiscrimination policy has been denied official recognition by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Engagements
August 21, 2004
Weddings
August 21, 2004
Scouting news
August 21, 2004
Club news
August 21, 2004
Agency to travel from downtown
Carlson Wagonlit plans to locate on West Sixth St.
August 21, 2004
After nearly 30 years in business, a downtown travel agency is moving to west Lawrence to escape the hustle and bustle of Massachusetts Street.
Central National Bank to open branch on Mass. St.
August 21, 2004
Central National Bank officials confirmed Friday that they have signed a deal to open a new branch bank in downtown Lawrence.
WorldNet seeking to extend telephone services
August 21, 2004
WorldNet LLC is working to extend its telephone services to Eudora, Tonganoxie and Basehor by year’s end.
Oil prices expected to raise gas costs
August 21, 2004
Amid soaring crude oil prices, gasoline costs have been dropping. But don’t expect that to last, economists say.
Briefcase
August 21, 2004
¢ Berry wins state grant ¢ Ottawa manufacturer to create 13 new jobs ¢ Markets end week up ¢ Judge doesn’t block United pension proposal
Moore dominates U.S. Amateur
Putting key to success of UNLV senior in quarterfinal victory
August 21, 2004
Ryan Moore keeps rolling along in the U.S. Amateur, moving into the semifinals with a 3 and 2 victory over Jason Hartwick on Friday at Winged Foot Golf Club.
McGahee wants to start or be dealt
Bills’ back reportedly unhappy playing second fiddle to Henry
August 21, 2004
Running back Willis McGahee has asked the Buffalo Bills to trade him if he is not their starter on opening day.
Lobbyist to face ethics commission
Lawmaker’s brother could be fined $5,000 over expenditure records
August 21, 2004
An influential lobbyist whose brother is a member of the Kansas House faces a fine of up to $5,000 for alleged inaccurate reporting of expenditures on state lawmakers, officials said.
Prisoner possibly spread TB through jails
Officials to tighten health screenings of inmates
August 21, 2004
A report released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that for nine months in 2002 a Kansas man passed through three county jails and a state prison before officials diagnosed him with the infectious lung disease tuberculosis.
Additive aims to catch fertilizer thieves pink-handed
August 21, 2004
A high-tech twist to an old crime-solving technique has given farmers and communities a powerful new weapon in the fight against methamphetamine.
DNA database project could reunite adoptees with birth parents
August 21, 2004
Linda Hammer has helped thousands of adoptees find birth families through her people-finding Web site, weekly radio show and newspaper column.
Poem, prof linked in BTK killings
Police seek help from people who knew WSU folklorist
August 21, 2004
Investigators said Friday they have uncovered a link between a poem written in 1978 by the BTK serial killer and a former professor at Wichita State University.
Poll finds growing U.S. opposition to Iraq war
August 21, 2004
Americans’ opposition to the Iraq war continues to grow, with 69 percent of the public now saying that the Bush administration launched the war based on incorrect assumptions, according to a survey released Friday.
Dellucci belts pair of homers
August 21, 2004
If his inconsiderate neighbor would just lose that noisy alarm clock, there’s no telling how many home runs David Dellucci might hit.
Track standout Webb has early exit in 1,500
Devers advances in 100 by mere .01 seconds
August 21, 2004
Alan Webb was outmaneuvered and outrun in the first round of the 1,500 meters Friday, a quick exit for the runner who was supposed to end America’s streak of mediocrity in middle-distance races.
KU soccer to open against Creighton
Exhibition match today at Jayhawk Complex
August 21, 2004
Kansas University soccer coach Mark Francis doesn’t know if his team will improve on its Sweet 16 appearance of a year ago, but he’s certain this year’s club is better.
IRS says Rose owes almost $1 million in taxes
August 21, 2004
Pete Rose owes almost $1 million in back federal taxes, but he is making monthly payments on the debt, his representative said Friday.
Sarah E. Whitelock
August 21, 2004
Arvin Bennett Powell
August 21, 2004
Cemetery flicks become a hit
August 21, 2004
Amid the mausoleums and headstones at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, about 1,700 living guests have unfurled picnic blankets and set up beach chairs, erected makeshift coffee tables with flowers and candles, and unpacked dinners of sushi, fried chicken or pasta salad.
Manager says Jackson search was excessive
August 21, 2004
The property manager of Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch testified Friday that sheriff’s deputies who came to search the ranch for evidence last year wanted to look in areas that were not specified in a search warrant.
Network honors grande dame of cooking
August 21, 2004
“Julia Child: A Tribute” (8 p.m. Sunday, Food Network) honors the author, public-television star and food lover, who died last week at age 91. “Tribute” includes vintage clips from her own show, as well as appearances on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” and an inspired Child spoof from “Saturday Night Live.”
Oklahoman arrested in bank heist cases
August 21, 2004
An Oklahoma City man believed to be the mastermind behind bank robberies in eight states, including Missouri and Kansas, has been arrested for allegedly robbing 15 Oklahoma banks.
Another probable case of West Nile found
August 21, 2004
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Friday announced another probable human case of West Nile Virus in the state.
On the record
August 21, 2004
Area capsules
August 21, 2004
Hamas leader, two others indicted
August 21, 2004
A senior political leader of the Hamas militant group and two others were indicted on racketeering conspiracy charges, accused of laundering money used to pay for attacks against Israel over 15 years, Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft said Friday.
U.S. basketball team chosen by committee
August 21, 2004
In May, when the makeup of the U.S. Men’s Olympic basketball team was finalized, USA Basketball president Tom Jernstedt sounded impressed.
Kerry ad counters criticism; opponents launch new attack
Polls show Swift boat ads taking political toll
August 21, 2004
Democrats labored to deflect attacks on John Kerry’s war record with fresh television ads touting his fitness for national command on Friday as the White House accused the Massachusetts senator of “losing his cool” over claims he lied to win military medals in Vietnam.
New FDA analysis supports anti-depressant link to suicides
August 21, 2004
Federal health officials are preparing stronger warnings for some anti-depressants used in children after new analyses back a possible link to suicide.
MLB briefs
August 21, 2004
¢ Pirates’ Wells to miss second straight start ¢ Reds’ Graves goes on DL because of sore back ¢ Kennedy, Kendall draw suspensions ¢ Mets’ McEwing likely out for year
Rolen connects for 30th homer
Carpenter wins 13th as Cardinals sweep doubleheader with Pirates
August 21, 2004
Scott Rolen gave St. Louis a franchise first, and Chris Carpenter and Jason Isringhausen set career bests.
They’ve got rhythm
August 21, 2004
Back-to-school treat
August 21, 2004
People
August 21, 2004
¢ Gore going a little too fast ¢ Regis logs record TV time ¢ LeBron jumps to comic pages ¢ Anti-Bush music tour grows
Hinrichs among 3 finalists
August 21, 2004
Kansas University staffer Jay Hinrichs is one of three finalists for the athletic director’s job at Northern Colorado.
4-H news
August 21, 2004
Early polls look good for Kerry
August 21, 2004
Want a good picture of where the race for president stands?
Phelps matches Spitz
Swimmer wins fourth individual gold
August 21, 2004
Michael Phelps matched Mark Spitz’s record of four individual gold medals in the Olympic pool Friday night with a stirring comeback in the 100-meter butterfly, then removed himself from further competition at these games.