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Polls
Do you think testing students involved in extracurricular activities for drugs would be a good prevention tool?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes - students would want to be involved in after school activities. Social time with friends would be put at risk with drug use.
 
36%
This is a silly concept. It disregards a person’s right to privacy.
 
35%
Maybe - some students probably would take the risk of doing drugs if the testing is at random.
 
19%
No - Students don’t care. They would still try it.
 
7%
Total 606

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Most of Free State Jamboree rescheduled
August 25, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 3:26 p.m.) The majority of the activities planned today for the Free State High School Jamboree — except for volleyball — have been postponed until Thursday, because of toda’s wet weather, according to a school district official.
LHS Jamboree postponed
August 25, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 3:26 p.m.) Because of wet field conditions, Lawrence High School’s Fall Jamboree will not be held tonight at Haskell Stadium, according to a school district official.
Webcast planned for school finance case
August 25, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.) Oral arguments Monday before the Kansas Supreme Court on the state’s school finance law will be broadcast live over the Internet, it was announced today.
Severe weather brings hail, high winds and tornado warning
Funnel spotted in Overbrook area
August 25, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 8:33 p.m.) Two severe weather cells passed through the Lawrence area this evening, with the first bringing hail, heavy rains and high winds and the second one bringing reports of a tornado southwest of the city in Osage County.
Virtual school now a reality
The new Lawrence Virtual School appears to be off to a good start.
August 25, 2004
Lawrence school district officials deserve a pat on the back for their efforts to launch a computer-based charter school.
N.J. prep to visit KU
August 25, 2004
Brandon Costner, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward from Seton Hall Prep School in East Orange, N.J., will make an official recruiting visit to Kansas University on Sept. 24-25.
Poor reflection
State and local officials should assist those who are seeking to improve the upkeep of a local cemetery.
August 25, 2004
It’s disappointing to hear complaints of lax maintenance at Memorial Park Cemetery in East Lawrence.
Fieldhouse next?
August 25, 2004
Kline defense
August 25, 2004
Candidates should focus on future
August 25, 2004
Even with the inevitable simplifications, distortions and reciprocal charges of flip-flopping, there was something refreshing about last week’s dust-up between President Bush and John Kerry over the president’s plan to bring home as many as 70,000 American troops now stationed abroad.
Bush should be more like Ike
August 25, 2004
As he readies himself for the GOP convention and the themes that will guide his fall campaign, I suggest President George W. Bush step back into his party’s history. Not too far back, only to the Eisenhower era. The general-president had a pragmatic idealism that served his nation and the world. It could benefit President Bush as well.
GOP responds to Moore
August 25, 2004
The Republican National Committee has released a “documentary” to counter Michael Moore’s film “Fahrenheit 9/11.” The film (available for viewing at www.rnc.org) chronicles John Kerry’s statements about Iraq and proves to all but the most partisan that this is a man who is a political opportunist and a vacillator who cannot be trusted with the power of the presidency.
Lab funding only fuels threat
August 25, 2004
Hey! How about this idea to make America safer? Let’s open a whole bunch of new flight schools and invite hundreds of people to take lessons in advanced hijacking. What’s that? Sounds like a bad idea? One that would actually make us less safe? OK then, tell me this: Why are we planning to open a whole bunch of new bioterrorism labs and invite hundreds of people to get their hands on the deadliest pathogens known to man?
Wells keeps Mets in check
Padres hurler comes within one out of shutout
August 25, 2004
It’s a baseball axiom as old as pitching itself, and David Wells knows all about it.
Favorite’s gaffe favors Hayes
American takes gold in 100 hurdles
August 25, 2004
Joanna Hayes screamed as she crossed the finish line of the 100-meter hurdles in Olympic-record time. About 90 meters behind her, world champion Perdita Felicien lay flat on the ground, crying in disbelief.
Gardner wins three matches
Russian again breaks women’s pole vault record
August 25, 2004
Rulon Gardner, trying to become the first U.S. Greco-Roman wrestler to win two golds, had a busy day Tuesday.
Young Fightin’ Indians eager for 2004 season opener
August 25, 2004
More than three-fifths of his roster is composed of freshmen. He has only two seniors and just five juniors.
KU’s Page sparks U.S. bowling team
August 25, 2004
Kansas University’s Rhino Page played a key role as the U.S. bowling team cruised to the adult team title in the Tournament of the Americas last weekend in Miami.
Trail Blazers tap Pritchard as director of player personnel
August 25, 2004
Former Kansas University point guard Kevin Pritchard on Tuesday was named director of player personnel for the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers.
KU stacked at running back
Jayhawks boast numerous weapons in backfield
August 25, 2004
Before the season, Kansas University running back Clark Green might have been as well known for his quiet nature in postgame interviews as he was for the stylish braids he sported in his hair.
City jamborees tonight
August 25, 2004
Lawrence High and Free State will hold their fall sports jamborees tonight on opposite sides of town.
KU football briefs
August 25, 2004
¢ Mangino to chat Thursday ¢ Fan’s day on tap today ¢ KU to honor McClinton ¢ Detroit Lions punt former Jayhawk Ansel
Shawnee County Commission OKs ballot question on consolidation
August 25, 2004
Residents of Shawnee County will vote Nov. 2 on what could be the first step toward consolidating the county government with that of the city of Topeka.
Anaheim wins again
K.C. error costly as Angels rally
August 25, 2004
Jose Guillen hit a two-run homer, and the Anaheim Angels converted a throwing error by Kansas City Royals second baseman Desi Relaford into the tying and go-ahead runs in a 7-5 victory Tuesday night that extended their winning streak to seven games.
Panama tells ambassador from Cuba to leave
August 25, 2004
Angered by Cuban attacks, Panamanian President Mireya Moscoso on Tuesday was considering pardoning four anti-Castro Cuban exiles jailed in Panama and ordered the “immediate” departure of Cuba’s ambassador to Panama.
Hamas suspect arrested for bridge tape
Driver held as material witness in terror case
August 25, 2004
A man described as a high-ranking Hamas operative was arrested after he drove across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge while his wife videotaped close-up shots of the structure, authorities said Tuesday.
Abu Ghraib judge may force officers to testify
August 25, 2004
The U.S. military judge hearing charges of prisoner abuse at Baghdad’s Abu Ghraib prison rejected a request Tuesday for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to submit to an interview, but said he would reconsider if the defense could show a Rumsfeld link to the case.
U.S. attack at shrine appears imminent
August 25, 2004
A Shiite insurgency appeared to be weakening Tuesday night as Iraqi forces moved to within 200 yards of the revered Imam Ali Shrine and Iraq’s defense minister once again demanded fighters loyal to a radical cleric surrender or face a violent raid.
Hydrologist doesn’t expect more flooding
August 25, 2004
Clinton Lake had risen at least 2 feet by Tuesday morning, and the Lawrence area remained under a flash flood watch, but meteorologists and water experts aren’t expecting flooding from the Kansas River or smaller streams anytime soon.
Bin Laden chauffeur’s attorney questions charges
August 25, 2004
Osama bin Laden’s chauffeur was formally charged Tuesday at the first U.S. military tribunal to convene since World War II, and the defendant’s lawyer quickly challenged the panel over its impartiality and questioned the proceeding’s fairness.
Myriad of protesters expected to converge upon New York
August 25, 2004
One group intends to stage the “World’s Largest Unemployment Line,” with pink slips stretching from Wall Street to Madison Square Garden. Another plans to frame ground zero with bell-ringing activists, intent on shielding the space from what they see as Republican Party exploits.
Cafeteria management chain puts sustainable agriculture on menu
California firm finds customers willing to pay more for fresher food
August 25, 2004
A major cafeteria management chain has rewritten its mission statement to emphasize sustainable agriculture, asking its chefs to use locally-grown produce and meat free of hormones, antibiotics and genetically modified feed.
Briefcase
August 25, 2004
¢ Heinz sales, shares up ¢ Kansas corn crop may be record breaker ¢ Interstate Bakeries to close more plants ¢ Housing sales slow
Prison abuse report takes Rumsfeld, brass to task
August 25, 2004
The blame for abuses at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison lies mainly with the American soldiers who ran the notorious jail, but senior commanders and top-level Pentagon officials including Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld can be faulted for failed leadership and oversight, an independent commission said Tuesday.
Dole Institute hires director
Former aide to senator, Reagan to begin Sept. 7
August 25, 2004
A former White House aide and campaign strategist has been picked to lead the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University. Bill Lacy, 50, will start his job Sept. 7.
Lawrence anarchists to protest in N.Y.C.
Group shakes off visit from FBI agents, will go to GOP convention
August 25, 2004
Despite recent visits from FBI agents, more than a dozen people affiliated with a Lawrence anarchist group are planning to go to New York to protest the Republican National Convention.
Cheney raises $200,000 for breakfast
Vice president stops in Overland Park to support Kris Kobach
August 25, 2004
Vice President Dick Cheney continued his assault on John Kerry’s voting record and stumped for Republican congressional hopeful Kris Kobach during a stop Tuesday morning in Overland Park.
County counting its savings
Contracts for office supplies, mailing cut costs, at expense of local businesses
August 25, 2004
Douglas County officials plan to save up to $100,000 next year by taking their business out of town. Beginning next month, county government will turn to outside vendors for handling outgoing mail and providing office supplies.
Dixie Lee Sigler
August 25, 2004
Donald LaFawn Jacka Sr.
August 25, 2004
Wendell G. Mohling
August 25, 2004
Residents across city cope with damage from flooding
After the storm, cleanup begins
August 25, 2004
The smell of dank, soggy carpet and the hum of electric fans filled James and Mary Runyon’s home Tuesday. Outside, bits of mulch and dirt clung to the home’s siding about a foot above the ground, marking the water level from the previous night.
On the record
August 25, 2004
KU starts healthy eating campaign
August 25, 2004
A new program designed to help college students make healthier food choices will be rolled out during the next few weeks in Kansas University residence dining halls and the Kansas and Burge unions.
H&R Block blames lending for losses
K.C. tax preparer reports $44.1M drop in profits
August 25, 2004
H&R Block Inc. reported big losses for its first quarter, saying its mortgage business was hurt by interest rate gains.
Marinades made easy
August 25, 2004
Marinades, which lend a wonderful tenderness and flavor to meat, don’t have to be expensive or time-consuming to make, an article in the September issue of Family Circle magazine points out. Even a favorite bottled salad dressing makes a good marinade.
Clueless in the kitchen?
New book teaches reluctant cooks how to navigate a stove, 300 recipes
August 25, 2004
For Mary-Lane Kamberg, the questions from her daughter Rebekka started soon after the young woman moved into a townhouse during her sophomore year in 1996 at Indiana University. “She started calling and asking me, ‘How do you make tuna noodle casserole?’ ‘How do you make chicken and rice?’ ‘How long do you cook roast beef?’” Kamberg recalled.
Oakland’s Mulder first to win 17
Athletics reach 19 games over .500 with 6-2 triumph against Baltimore
August 25, 2004
Mark Mulder became the majors’ first 17-game winner, and the Oakland Athletics moved a season-best 19 games over .500 with a 6-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
Jets sign ex-Cowboy Carter
QB agrees to one-year deal after being cut by Dallas
August 25, 2004
Quarterback Quincy Carter signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets on Tuesday, three weeks after his surprising release by Dallas.
Area briefs
August 25, 2004
¢ Judge orders trial in marijuana case ¢ Ammonia tank reported stolen ¢ New judge appointed to Court of Appeals ¢ Aviation is focus of ‘River City Weekly’
Bush campaign lawyer acknowledges helping anti-Kerry vets
August 25, 2004
A top lawyer to President Bush’s re-election campaign acknowledged Tuesday that he has been advising the veterans group seeking to discredit Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry’s military record, an admission the Kerry campaign said was evidence the president’s campaign was orchestrating a “smear” by the private group.
North Korea steps up insults about Bush
Nation calls president ‘human trash’
August 25, 2004
Striving mightily to goad Washington to pay attention, North Korea on Tuesday called President Bush “human trash,” raising its invective to a new level a day after labeling the U.S. leader a “political idiot” and comparing him with Adolf Hitler.
Paris liberation memories bittersweet
Nazi occupation pitted French against French
August 25, 2004
The Champs-Elysees, free at last, was awash with wild joy Aug. 25, 1944. But deep in the heart of France the war raged on, with Frenchmen killing Frenchmen to aid a desperate Germany.
May-Walsh gold caps big night on beach
August 25, 2004
They raced to the stands and grabbed American flags as “Born in the USA” blared over the speakers at the Olympics’ rowdiest venue.
Tips on how to pick a good melon
August 25, 2004
When selecting summer melons, avoid those with bruised, soft, watery, pitted, shriveled, punctured, cracked or decayed rinds.
Martz unsure when Pace will return
August 25, 2004
St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz said Tuesday he still didn’t know when — or if — offensive tackle Orlando Pace would end his holdout.
Recipes
August 25, 2004
The following recipes are from “The I Don’t Know How to Cook Book: 300 Great Recipes You Can’t Mess Up,” by Mary-Lane Kamberg, a Kansas University alumna.
6News video: Western film collection highlights women, area’s history
August 25, 2004
This week on “First Person,” Greg Hurd brings you a film critic new to the area who has a passion for Kansas Westerns.
6News video: Cheney lends support to Kobach
August 25, 2004
A full house gathered in Overland Park to hear Vice President Dick Cheney stump for Kansas Third District Republican candidate Kris Kobach.
Briefly
August 25, 2004
¢ Study: U.S. leasing 229M acres for energy development ¢ CIA nominee backed ‘95 bill to slash intelligence ¢ New moons discovered
Briefly
August 25, 2004
¢ Bobby Fischer loses political refugee bid ¢ World Bank to lend $1.2B for environment ¢ Nation readying for nuclear defense
Briefly
August 25, 2004
¢ Former Century II director pleads guilty ¢ Nuclear plant expected to be back at full power ¢ Fraud lands executive 37-month sentence
Weather creates pleasant surprises
August 25, 2004
I couldn’t help but be amused at the forecast for this week, which called for temperatures in the 90s. While such heat in late August would be “seasonable” most years, it seems wildly out of place in this uncharacteristically mild summer. For vegetable gardeners, this has been a season that followed none of the rules.
Lorna Marie Craig Stullken
August 25, 2004
Mangelsdorf services
August 25, 2004
Commodities
August 25, 2004
City Hall to create housing task force
August 25, 2004
City Hall will create a task force to propose solutions to skyrocketing housing prices in Lawrence.
Your guide to new Fall TV shows (part 1)
August 25, 2004
Broadcast networks are in big trouble this season if federal regulators add being derivative to the list of TV trespasses.
Bad science causes bogus convictions
August 25, 2004
Apparently, the old computer programmer’s adage “garbage in, garbage out” even applies in the high-tech world of forensics evidence and DNA science. Al Roker is host of “Faulty Forensics” (9 p.m., Court TV), a look at the Houston crime lab, where sloppy conditions and mishandled evidence has led to many faulty convictions.
Horoscopes
August 25, 2004
Love of politics brings Lacy aboard
August 25, 2004
Bill Lacy says he had a “mini epiphany” while attending the funeral of his former boss, Ronald Reagan, in June.
Daily ticker
August 25, 2004
Ottawa restaurant proud to serve its own tribute to U.S. Marines
August 25, 2004
Walk into Sam and Maria Pachecos’ downtown restaurant and you quickly get a sense of two things: their strong Mexican heritage and their family’s tradition of serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Els still suffering from major heartache
Big Easy hurting from missed opportunities down stretch at all four majors
August 25, 2004
The majors over, Ernie Els went to Firestone with another chance to be No. 1 in the world. He never broke par.
Woodling: Robinson could provide punch off bench
August 25, 2004
Kansans who believe they are more genteel and civilized than the rude, harried denizens of New York City have a reinforcing advocate in Russell Robinson.
Platoon leader’s funeral draws 800 mourners
Church’s sanctuary, fellowship hall, outdoor tents fill for former Bonner Springs valedictorian’s memorial
August 25, 2004
The sanctuary at First Baptist Church in Green Forest filled to capacity with 250 mourners for 2nd Lt. James Michael Goins’ funeral Tuesday.
Crisis in Sudan spurs Red Cross airlift of supplies
August 25, 2004
The International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday it was mounting a major airlift of relief supplies to Sudan’s troubled Darfur region, its largest such operation since the war in Iraq.
Times reporter talks in CIA leak investigation
Journalist could have received jail time
August 25, 2004
Avoiding potential jail time, a Time magazine reporter has given a statement to prosecutors investigating the Bush administration leak of a covert CIA officer’s identity.
Russians fear terror attack
One airliner crashes; another breaks up in air after hijacking signal
August 25, 2004
A Russian airliner crashed and another apparently broke up in the air almost simultaneously after they took off Tuesday night from the same Moscow airport, officials said, raising fears of terrorism and leaving little hope that any of at least 89 people on board could have survived.
Jayni’ fires up firehouse favorites
August 25, 2004
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Firehouse Favorites.”
Mint offers cool, refreshing effect
Easy-to-grow herb can enhance flavor of dishes
August 25, 2004
Mint julep. Mint mouthwash. Mint chewing gum. After-dinner mint chocolates. While they are all so different, what they have in common is one of our favorite flavors and scents — mint, subtly fragrant, with its appealing light taste that finds its way into a vast array of dishes, drinks, confections, medicines and toiletries.
Leaders hope summit fuels energy efforts
Lawrence conference to focus on electricity prices, wind power
August 25, 2004
The federal government’s top energy regulator will be in Lawrence next month for a conference that will focus on ways to lower electricity bills and increase wind energy production.
People
August 25, 2004
¢ Jay-Z, R. Kelly plan tour ¢ Country star pleads innocent ¢ Prince Charles subject of discrimination complaint ¢ ‘Real World’ invades Philadelphia
Remarks by Vice President Cheney at a Breakfast for Congressional Candidate Kris Kobach
August 25, 2004
Parents seek date with school calendar committee
August 25, 2004
Patricia Denning is among a group of parents not happy about the starting date of classes in Lawrence public schools. It’s too early, she said.
Cheney differs with Bush on same-sex marriage
August 25, 2004
Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday spelled out his differences with President Bush on the issue of gay marriage while for the first time discussing his daughter’s sexual orientation in a public setting.
City briefs
August 25, 2004
¢ Dog bite, retaliation sparks fight, arrests ¢ Mother, 25, arrested for child abandonment ¢ Red Cross schedules blood drive today ¢ KU to stage Greek play ¢ Atlanta couple’s gift to create professorship ¢ Three more professors receive Kemper Awards