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Mary’s Lake closed to public fishing
State officials called in to find out what’s killing fish
August 23, 2004
(Updated Monday at 2:13 p.m.) Dead fish floating in Mary’s Lake in southeast Lawrence has prompted the city to today close the public lake to fishing while state environmental officials investigate.
County approves Heritage Church project
August 23, 2004
(Web Posted Monday at 11:45 a.m.) Members of Heritage Baptist Church can go ahead and build their new $1 million auditorium northwest of Lawrence, Douglas County commissioners decided Monday.
New online school draws 158 students
August 23, 2004
(Web Posted Monday at 9:53 a.m.) The Lawrence Virtual School will begin the school year with at least five times as many students as the school district was hoping for in the school’s first year.
City in for a soaking
August 23, 2004
(Updated Monday at 7:49 a.m.) If you’re heading outside today, be prepared to get wet. “Definitely take that umbrella with you,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
First Person video: Cynthia Haines, part 1
August 23, 2004
Cynthia Haines of Lawrence is a film critic who commutes to her radio show based in El Paso, Texas, where she moved from with her husband, Westar Energy CEO Jim Haines, last year.
First Person video: Cynthia Haines, part 2
August 23, 2004
Cynthia Haines of Lawrence is a film critic who commutes to her radio show based in El Paso, Texas, where she moved from with her husband, Westar Energy CEO Jim Haines, last year.
First Person video: Cynthia Haines, part 5
August 23, 2004
Cynthia Haines of Lawrence is a film critic who commutes to her radio show based in El Paso, Texas, where she moved from with her husband, Westar Energy CEO Jim Haines, last year.
Briefly
August 23, 2004
¢ New leader eases free-speech rules ¢ Mob sets train on fire in political protest
Analysts: Bush health care figures don’t add up
August 23, 2004
If the Republican-controlled Congress enacted President Bush’s entire health care agenda, as many as 10 million people who lack health insurance would be covered at a cost of $102 billion over the next decade, according to his campaign aides.
Severe thunderstorms roll through area
Tornado touchdown reported in Clinton Lake area
August 23, 2004
A series of storms that spawned at least one tornado just southwest of Lawrence rumbled and flashed this evening through Douglas County, sending many people to their basements, knocking out power and causing widespread flash flooding on city streets.
Private views
It’s refreshing to see one notable actor who feels no need to try to influence others by sharing his personal choice in the presidential race.
August 23, 2004
Much has been said and written recently about people in fields such as sports and entertainment using their celebrity status to stump for political candidates. Drawing the heaviest fire have been entertainers and actors who take part in glitzy fund-raisers or use portions of their “shows” to favor one office-seeker and perhaps trash another.
Campaign lacks straight talk on security
August 23, 2004
John Kerry and his newly militaristic Democrats are running to the right of George W. Bush on national security policy and enjoying some success in that unlikely enterprise. They are wresting political advantage from Bush by painting him as the candidate who is playing politics with security.
WWII liberation anniversary rekindling memories for French
August 23, 2004
There was little bread and barely any butter. Without coal, electricity or gas, Parisians were cooking meals on camp fires in the streets.
Briefly
August 23, 2004
¢ U.S. forces kill three at checkpoint stop ¢ Government claims cooperation in Darfur crisis ¢ Somalia swears in transitional parliament ¢ Jewish center destroyed by arson
Dreams materialize on Biography Channel
August 23, 2004
What would you do if you had a friend or loved one obsessed with Bob Barker and “The Price is Right”? I might tell that person to get a life. But that wouldn’t make for very good television. Kim Bondi’s family arranged for her to appear in the series “Thrill of a Lifetime” (9 p.m., Biography Channel), a show that allows ordinary folks to meet their small-screen idols.
Jackson may have big impact on Kansas
August 23, 2004
Darnell Jackson doesn’t just look big on the basketball court. He plays big.
Oil prices could spark new recession
August 23, 2004
High oil prices, which have been a factor in virtually all U.S. recessions over the past three decades, are surging again this year. And the higher crude oil prices climb, the more risk energy costs pose to what, until recently, many expected to be a banner year for the U.S. economy.
Briefcase
August 23, 2004
¢ Halliburton awaits payment decision ¢ What’s ahead this week in business ¢ Overtime pay rules kick in today
Hard reality still better than lies
August 23, 2004
James McGreevey is not a hero. That’s the first thing we need to get straight.
Descendants hope to infuse new life into ex-slave colony
August 23, 2004
Few visible signs remain of the colonies of ex-slaves and black freedmen that dotted Kansas more than a century ago, but descendants of one such settlement’s inhabitants are working to put it back on the map.
Area briefs
August 23, 2004
¢ Cheney to campaign for Kobach in Overland Park ¢ Deficit feared at USDA’s grain research center ¢ Test triggers shutdown of nuclear power plant
Thieves snatch ‘The Scream’
Paintings taken from lightly guarded museum
August 23, 2004
Armed, masked thieves burst into a lightly guarded Oslo museum Sunday and snatched the Edvard Munch masterpiece “The Scream” and a second Munch painting from the walls as stunned visitors watched in shock.
Treasury notes
August 23, 2004
Briefly
August 23, 2004
¢ Charley victims await word on housing ¢ Vigilante suspect used embassy help ¢ Governor’s aide claims deportation threat
People
August 23, 2004
¢ ‘Exorcist’ horns in with $18.2M ¢ Piscopo for governor ¢ Pretty baby for ‘Wonderful Town’ ¢ Voting jam
Smear tactic
August 23, 2004
Shame on Kline
August 23, 2004
Random act hard to explain
August 23, 2004
After my teenage years, I stopped surprising myself in that my thoughts and actions became very predictable. In this regard, I think I am similar to my professional peer group of psychologists. We are fairly passive and conventional in our words and deeds.
On Film’ with Haines
Critic explores women’s roles in Kansas westerns
August 23, 2004
Cynthia Haines learned to appreciate theater and films at a young age while growing up in the New York City area. She recalls staying up at night as a young girl and using a flashlight to read Modern Screen and Photoplay Magazine.
To-do list
August 23, 2004
¢ Fans can get sneak peek at 2004 KU football team ¢ Lt. Gov. Moore to discuss state economic initiatives ¢ Band to bring unique sound to The Bottleneck ¢ Lawrence airport marks birthday with open house
Bronze Star honors bravery after horrific roadside attack
Lawrence soldier decorated for valor in Iraq
August 23, 2004
It’s been 10 months since Army Reserve Sgt. Jared Myers drove a battered Humvee several miles through an Iraqi insurgent “kill zone” to a medical aid station.
Iraqi warns raid on Najaf imminent
August 23, 2004
U.S. warplanes pounded away at followers of radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in Najaf, and tanks advanced closer to the shrine where the rebels have gathered, as Iraq’s interim government warned Sunday night that a raid on the mosque was imminent.
Senate Republicans propose dismantling CIA
August 23, 2004
Senate Intelligence Committee Republicans proposed removing the nation’s largest intelligence gathering operations from the CIA and the Pentagon and putting them directly under a new national intelligence director.
Housing Trust Fund concerns to be addressed
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
August 23, 2004
The Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board will ask the Lawrence City Commission for a permanent funding source — or to be disbanded.
Become an ambassador for city
August 23, 2004
The Lawrence Visitor Center needs friendly volunteers who will greet visitors, share information about Lawrence attractions and accommodations, and assist with answering phones and assembling mailings. Shifts can be as short as two hours one day a week, mornings or afternoons, Tuesday through Saturday.
Robert Dugan Gillahan
August 23, 2004
Lawrence Flewelling
August 23, 2004
Irene McNary
August 23, 2004
Dick D. ‘Sandy’ Sanders
August 23, 2004
County may call in tax collectors
Commissioners want to make sure everyone pays their fair share
August 23, 2004
Douglas County commissioners want to get their hands on more than $2.25 million in unpaid taxes, and they’re talking about bringing in some muscle to help get the job done.
Hot fiddles, cool temperatures draw crowds to state contest
August 23, 2004
Tim Backun and Monica Huff had heard good things about the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships held annually in South Park.
Analysis: Kobach campaign not quite dejvu
August 23, 2004
Voters in the 3rd Congressional District have been there before. A conservative candidate wins the Republican nomination. Omens are favorable, partly because a presidential election seems likely to bring out the GOP faithful. The Republican candidate promises an aggressive campaign to unseat Democratic Rep. Dennis Moore.
Virgel Glen Rhoades
August 23, 2004
McConnell AFB center joins battle on terror
August 23, 2004
The Air National Guard’s Network Operations and Security Center is about to become an important part of the war on terror, offering Internet security for more than 300 National Guard sites around the country.
Kerry has island of support
August 23, 2004
It’s turning ugly. No, not the island itself, this haven in northern Lake Michigan where the Broder grandchildren, who are the fifth-generation beneficiaries of Uriah Hoffman’s decision to build a cabin here in 1915, have been playing on the beach, pedaling their bikes to Daddy Frank’s ice cream stand and riding at Beth McCafferty’s stable these last few weeks.
War’s effect on relationships studied at KSU
August 23, 2004
If war is hell, then what does it do to a relationship? Briana S. Nelson Goff, an associate professor of marriage and family therapy at Kansas State University, wants to know how combat experience affects couples who are married and dating. She plans to interview Fort Riley-based couples for her study to find out about their experiences in readjusting to life after one member of the couple has served in war.
Cink sinks competition at NEC
Last player picked for U.S. Ryder team nabs 4-shot victory
August 23, 2004
Stewart Cink says his confidence is at an all-time high.
Gift establishes KU’s first fellowship for professionals
August 23, 2004
A gift to Kansas University will establish the university’s first fellowship designed for those who work outside academia.
On the record
August 23, 2004
Biffle bags Marketplace 400 victory
Teammate Martin places second at NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway
August 23, 2004
Greg Biffle was proud of himself for an unlikely reason after winning the NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway.
Tempers flare in Cubs’ win
Chicago drills Central rival Houston, 11-6
August 23, 2004
After being plunked between the shoulders, Michael Barrett offered a few words of advice for Roy Oswalt when the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros meet again next week: Watch your back.
Rays’ Brazelton stops another streak
Tampa Bay snaps four-game losing skid with 2-1 victory over Oakland
August 23, 2004
Dewon Brazelton has become a streak stopper. The right-hander pitched seven strong innings, and Jose Cruz Jr. hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth to lift the Tampa Bay Devil Rays over the Oakland Athletics, 2-1, Sunday.
Fish falls in five sets
American wins silver; U.S. softball to play for gold
August 23, 2004
Somehow, somewhere, Nicolas Massu summoned the strength and the shots to win his second gold of the Olympics.
Gatlin guns it in 100
American wins fastest race ever; Greene third
August 23, 2004
Justin Gatlin was overshadowed all weekend by a flamboyant training partner and an illustrious teammate. So he sped past both of them, outrunning the fastest Olympic field ever to snatch the gold medal in the 100-meter dash.
Gordon: I just want to win
Kansas football wide receiver/cornerback doesn’t care where he plays
August 23, 2004
You can phrase the question any way you want. Ask Charles Gordon whether he would rather play receiver or cornerback. Does he enjoy one position more than the other? Is he clearly better at either one?
Texas ‘pickled’ by K.C.’s Pickering
In first major-league game since 2001, slugger belts grand slam, 2-run homer
August 23, 2004
Calvin Pickering has only nine major-league RBIs in the last three years. Another way to look at it is, Pickering has nine RBIs in two games. So what that they came so far apart.
KU game locale altered
August 23, 2004
The site of Kansas University’s exhibition men’s basketball game against University College of Fraser Valley has been changed.
Military readies for first arraignments of Guantanamo detainees
August 23, 2004
One man allegedly worked as an al-Qaida accountant. Another, a poet, is accused of crafting terrorist propaganda. A third drove and protected Osama bin Laden. A fourth, a baby-faced Australian, fought with Afghanistan’s ousted Taliban. None is accused of killing Americans.
Iran planning more nuclear reactors
Nation cites longtime deal with Russia
August 23, 2004
Iran said Sunday that it planned to build a second nuclear reactor with Russia’s help and that at least two other European states had expressed interest in such a project, brushing aside U.S. accusations that the Islamic state wants to build atomic weapons.
Dole criticizes Kerry’s accounts of Vietnam War
August 23, 2004
Former Republican Sen. Bob Dole suggested Sunday that John Kerry apologize for past testimony before Congress about alleged atrocities during the Vietnam War and joined critics of the Democratic presidential candidate who say he received an early exit from combat for “superficial wounds.”
Honduras reports Al-Qaida recruiting for embassy attacks
August 23, 2004
Honduras tightened security at foreign embassies and declared a national terror alert after receiving information that al-Qaida was trying to recruit Hondurans to attack embassies of the United States, Britain, Spain and El Salvador, a government official said Sunday.
Missouri prep taps UNC
August 23, 2004
Tyler Hansbrough’s news conference today will be anticlimactic.
FBI tactics called overkill
Investigation of anarchists seen as ploy to quell dissent
August 23, 2004
Debate is growing nationwide about whether FBI agents’ visits to members of anarchist groups in Lawrence and other cities last month were part of a legitimate criminal investigation or a fishing expedition meant to stifle dissent.
Horoscopes
August 23, 2004