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Ward lone U.S. boxing hope
August 28, 2004
The crowd booed Andre Ward when he walked into the arena, and cheered when he slipped on the canvas. Through the din, he heard a small group of friends and family chant “USA, USA” before even more boos drowned that out.
Jackson helps wake up Rams offense
August 28, 2004
Steven Jackson quickly is showing the St. Louis Rams that he is as good as advertised.
Not-guilty plea entered on behalf of Lewis
August 28, 2004
Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis did not appear at his arraignment Friday, but his lawyers entered a not guilty plea on charges in an expanded drug-conspiracy indictment.
People and places
August 28, 2004
Seabury soccer edges Eudora
Seahawks claim 2-1 victory in game shortened to a half because of wet weather
August 28, 2004
Since Lawrence Seabury Academy’s soccer team is about half the size of most of its opponents, the second half of many matches can be tough.
Beltran doing his part
Astros slugger homers twice in win over Cubs
August 28, 2004
Don’t blame Carlos Beltran if the Houston Astros miss the playoffs.
RFK Stadium might not be available
August 28, 2004
If Northern Virginia is chosen over Washington as the new home of the Montreal Expos, Washington could pass legislation that would ban the team from RFK Stadium, a District of Columbia Council member said Friday.
Briefly
August 28, 2004
¢ FBI bulletin says al-Qaida may target VA hospitals ¢ Ex-CIA contractor accused of beating Afghan released ¢ Hijackers force plane to land before surrendering to police
Briefly
August 28, 2004
¢ Company pulls toys depicting 9-11 attack ¢ Bosnian refugee in U.S. accused in mass killings ¢ Carbon monoxide leak sickens 30 students ¢ Teen pleads no contest to stabbing classmate
People
August 28, 2004
¢ Willis runs afoul of wetlands law ¢ Hilfiger joins reality craze ¢ Queer Eye for the Kiss guy ¢ Guccione’s goods going on block
Drainage woes
August 28, 2004
Officer keeps cool when teen points gun in K.C. clinic
August 28, 2004
A policewoman threatened at a mental health clinic by a gun-wielding teenager didn’t shoot him because other people were in her line of fire.
Parents need right approach to get children to eat
August 28, 2004
Should a parent try to force a child to eat?
Cheeseburger bills’ aim to protect restaurants from obesity lawsuits
A dozen states have already enacted laws
August 28, 2004
Bills to protect restaurants and food companies against lawsuits by people who claim the meals or snacks made them fat are moving ahead in the states like hamburgers passed out a drive-through window.
Boone’s home run in eighth propels Seattle
Seattle hits season-high six homers, halts four-game losing streak
August 28, 2004
Bret Boone hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Seattle Mariners had a season-high six home runs in a 7-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
No medals for Jones in relay, long jump
Favored U.S. 400 squad disqualified
August 28, 2004
A foot short with the baton. Eight inches short in the sand.
Society calendar
August 28, 2004
Casualty count may trump Bush; bankruptcy trumps Trump
August 28, 2004
Ideas and thoughts on several unconnected matters.
Sad vandalism
August 28, 2004
Religion, politics: Mind the gap
August 28, 2004
So the received wisdom this election cycle says that Republicans believe in God and regularly go to church, while Democrats don’t do either. And this is just one values clash that is redefining American politics and (so we’re told) dividing the nation into faith haves and have-nots. This “God gap” could be more significant than the gender gap in determining November’s outcome, so we’re told.
Kansas Chamber draws criticism
Lt. Gov. Moore, Hemenway question business group’s legislative strategy
August 28, 2004
The Kansas Chamber on Friday was criticized by Lt. Gov. John Moore as an organization that has hindered economic development in the state.
Lawrence leader urges city to rethink water proposal
August 28, 2004
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce is urging city commissioners to reconsider a proposed increase in water rates.
Grande dame’ of reading retires
KU’s Audio-Reader says goodbye to 28-year volunteer
August 28, 2004
The time Donna Laushman spent volunteering at the Kansas Audio-Reader Network was supposed to benefit visually impaired Kansans wanting to hear the news or a good book.
Sebelius promises increased health insurance
Governor also proposes favoring companies that offer benefits
August 28, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Friday promised a major initiative to increase the availability of health insurance and a proposal to link the award of state contracts to companies that offer workers’ benefits.
Weddings
August 28, 2004
Sabathia returns to his old form
Cleveland hurler strikes out 11 as Indians turn back White Sox, 6-3
August 28, 2004
This is the way C.C. Sabathia expects to pitch.
Horoscopes
August 28, 2004
Celebrity lawyer to represent former Kansan in suing FBI
August 28, 2004
An American lawyer who was falsely accused by the FBI of involvement in the Madrid terrorist bombings has hired one of the nation’s most successful and colorful attorneys to represent him in a lawsuit against the U.S. government.
Mission to fight ruling
August 28, 2004
Officials of a mission that erected a monument honoring a philanthropist want a federal judge to await appeals of his ruling to remove a Bible from the display before enforcing the order.
Bad police work cited in rape verdict
August 28, 2004
A 29-year-old Lawrence man was found not guilty Friday of raping a woman in 2003 at her Baldwin apartment, ending a case one juror said was characterized by “horrible” police work by the Baldwin Police Department.
Gymnastics mixup unfair to Hamm
August 28, 2004
The fax from the Korean delegation came over about 5 p.m. local time. It looked a little like a surrender flag.
Swoopes steps up for U.S.
Late buckets lift Americans into gold-medal game
August 28, 2004
Sheryl Swoopes was in a funk. Her shots kept rimming out, she wasn’t getting many rebounds, she was struggling to find a way to help her team.
Briefly
August 28, 2004
¢ Red Cross begins massive aid effort ¢ Al-Qaida spent little on most attacks, U.N. says ¢ Israel urged to end Palestinian food strike
Briefly
August 28, 2004
¢ Judge closes hearing for alleged Hamas operative ¢ Judge: Vote recount ban violates state law ¢ Tropical depression threatens S.E. coast ¢ State senator resigns in face of recall effort
Residents rejoice as Najaf quiets, militants leave shrine
August 28, 2004
Militants filed out of the Imam Ali Shrine, closed the doors behind them and turned over the keys to Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Friday, symbolizing their acceptance of a peace deal to end three weeks of devastating fighting in this holy city.
State prosecutor drops murder charge in favor of federal case against suspect
August 28, 2004
A county prosecutor who dropped murder and other charges against an Abilene man after a federal indictment on weapons charges said she had been assured the suspect would face a capital murder charge in U.S. District Court.
Open court
August 28, 2004
The Kansas Supreme Court is providing a great service by allowing arguments in Monday’s school finance case to be broadcast across the state.
Friendly skies
August 28, 2004
This weekend’s birthday celebration is a good opportunity for Lawrence residents to recognize efforts to make the Lawrence Municipal Airport a welcome entry into the city.
Poor planning
August 28, 2004
Business costs
August 28, 2004
No comment
August 28, 2004
Economic development law comes under scrutiny for possible abuses
August 28, 2004
Five years ago, legislators enacted a law to help spur construction of Kansas Speedway and development around it in Wyandotte County. Now, some of them wonder whether the law is being abused.
State Water Authority gives OK on ranch purchase
August 28, 2004
Kansas Wildlife and Parks officials have been given the go-ahead to negotiate the purchase of a 7,000-acre ranch in Edwards County to help stabilize groundwater levels in the area.
Georgia tries faith programs at state prisons
August 28, 2004
Georgia officials are trying a new faith-based program at six state prisons to help inmates stay out of trouble once they’re released.
Engagements
August 28, 2004
Around and about
August 28, 2004
FCE news
August 28, 2004
Military news
August 28, 2004
Club news
August 28, 2004
Daily ticker
August 28, 2004
Fed chair: Pension benefits need cut
Greenspan: Government can’t deliver promises
August 28, 2004
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Friday the country would face “abrupt and painful” choices unless Congress acted quickly to trim Social Security and Medicare benefits for the baby boom generation. He said the government has promised more than it can deliver.
U.S. economy posts smallest gain in year
August 28, 2004
Weighed down by high energy prices, the economy was even more sluggish than initially believed during the second quarter. But policy-makers believe the pace will pick up, something President Bush is counting on as the election approaches.
Students fighting to register to vote in college towns
August 28, 2004
Young Han tried to register to vote in the New York town where he attends college but got a letter telling him to cast an absentee ballot where his parents live, more than 2,000 miles away. In Virginia, Luther Lowe and Serene Alami were told much the same: Their campus addresses at the College of William & Mary were deemed “temporary.”
Three students killed in Mississippi fraternity fire
August 28, 2004
A fire swept through a fraternity house at the University of Mississippi early Friday, killing three students during the first week of classes, school officials said.
Gordon best in Bristol qualifying
Nextel Cup driver to seek sixth win at Tennessee track
August 28, 2004
Jeff Gordon counted out the five wins he has this season, then his five poles. It was an hour before qualifying, and Gordon set a goal for himself.
MLB briefs
August 28, 2004
¢ Mets send reliever Wheeler to Astros ¢ Infielder Patterson signs with Cubs
Charges dropped against Wallace
Officers who arrested ‘60 Minutes’ reporter assigned to desk duty
August 28, 2004
The city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission said it would not pursue a disorderly conduct charge against 86-year-old CBS newsman Mike Wallace, who was arrested earlier this month during a confrontation with inspectors outside a Manhattan restaurant.
Series to decide best in Little League world
August 28, 2004
America’s two best teams vie for playground bragging rights on the “Little League World Series” (6:30 p.m. today, ABC). Brent Musberger and major league veteran Harold Reynolds will call the game with help from 16-year-old game reporter Grant Paulsen.
New food pyramid calls for more grains, exercise
August 28, 2004
Not just any bread will do: Americans need more fiber, and whole wheat is better than white bread for getting it, a panel of scientists and doctors said Friday.
Moore pokes fun at Ashcroft
August 28, 2004
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, a Democrat from Lenexa, ended his speech Friday to the Kansas AFL-CIO by poking a little fun at U.S. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft.
Dorothy ‘Happy’ Siscoe
August 28, 2004
Pastor preparation
Baker program trains students in church leadership
August 28, 2004
Pastors have to do a lot more than just write sermons, preach and perform weddings and funerals.
Mothers group stays in touch with students through prayer
August 28, 2004
Lawrence students from kindergarten through college might not be aware of it, but lots of moms in town are praying for them.
Newcomers dot Kansas football depth chart
August 28, 2004
Kansas University’s defense will have a new look when the Jayhawks open the season Sept. 4 against Tulsa.
Prep Miles to watch KU hoops scrimmage
August 28, 2004
Team Texas AAU guard C.J. Miles chatted with Team Texas alum Keith Langford before a Nike All-America camp pick-up basketball game last month in Indianapolis.
Gold slips out of reach
U.S. flounders in semis; medal no certainty
August 28, 2004
The American men are not going to win gold in basketball.
K.C. defense to be tested by Browns
August 28, 2004
Jared Allen acts like he wants everybody to stop saying that a coach was the only meaningful addition to Kansas City’s hapless defense.
Mayer: Unlike Americans, ‘foreigners’ can shoot
August 28, 2004
Aaron Miles for all his basketball skills often gets overlooked when all-star teams are selected. He deserves better. Maybe the best way for Aaron to challenge for all-league and All-America honors the coming season is to pay close attention to guys starring on non-American teams in the Olympics.
KU taps O’Neil as coach
August 28, 2004
Erin O’Neil, assistant women’s golf coach at Auburn University, has been named head women’s golf coach at Kansas University.
Storm inundates city, area
August 28, 2004
Severe thunderstorms stomped across Lawrence again Friday night, stranding dozens of motorists in flash street flooding and leaving hundreds without power.
Bush expands powers of CIA director
August 28, 2004
President Bush signed executive orders and directives Friday bolstering the authority of the CIA director over the nation’s intelligence programs and budgets, signaling a renewed effort by the White House to shape the national-security debate roiling Congress and the presidential campaign.
Student brings young voice to delegation
August 28, 2004
Travis Lenkner is 24. He’s a Kansas University student. He has a political blog on the Internet.
Party faithful jittery about Bush’s chances
August 28, 2004
Nervous Republicans are urging President Bush to unveil a robust second-term agenda at his convention next week to shift voters’ focus from the unpopular war in Iraq and other issues that are a distraction to his re-election drive. Some contend the party should ditch the GOP-fueled controversy over rival John Kerry’s combat record in Vietnam.
Haskell football to open today
Waldorf College awaits Indians
August 28, 2004
First games can be frightful, so Haskell Indian Nations University football coach Eric Brock naturally is concerned about today’s season opener.
Lawrence teacher tapped top athlete at Sunflower Games
August 28, 2004
Lawrence’s Joanie Starks and Salina’s Maure Weigel have been selected as the 2004 Sunflower State Games Athletes of the Year.
Pentagon analyst accused of being spy
August 28, 2004
The FBI is investigating whether an analyst for the Pentagon’s No. 3 official acted as a spy for Israel, giving the Jewish state classified materials about secret White House deliberations on Iran, two federal law enforcement officials said Friday.
George Otto Luckan
August 28, 2004
Traces of explosives found in wreckage of one Russian plane
Probe focusing on two female Chechen passengers
August 28, 2004
Authorities said they were focusing on two female Chechen passengers who were aboard the Russian airliners that crashed Tuesday night, while investigators said they had found traces of explosives on the wreckage of one the flights, raising suspicions that the two planes were brought down by suicide bombers.
Lawrence and state briefs
August 28, 2004
¢ Students say stranger offered money, drugs ¢ Mary’s Lake reopens; fish kill still a mystery ¢ Nuclear power plant participates in drills
Stunt pilot to cut airport ribbon
August 28, 2004
John Morrissey will get an interesting view of the Lawrence Municipal Airport today.
On the record
August 28, 2004
Ousted alumni director sues
Williams seeks $2.2 million from KU Alumni Association
August 28, 2004
The former director of the Kansas University Alumni Association is suing the association for more than $2.2 million.
Greek play among weekend offerings
KU production features students who honed craft in Greece
August 28, 2004
They did it in Greece. Now students who participated in the KU Summer Theatre program in the Mediterranean country are restaging “Eumenides” in Lawrence.
Journalism group lauds KU professor
August 28, 2004
A Kansas University journalism professor has received one of two newspaper awards given by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Kansas soccer eager for today’s opener
August 28, 2004
Kansas University’s exhibition soccer game a week ago today against Creighton was just that — an exhibition.
Veritas bings 8-man football to Lawrence
August 28, 2004
It’s a staple of small-town Kansas that somehow made its way to Lawrence.
VIPs such as Oprah seldom selected to serve on juries
August 28, 2004
Jury duty no longer is reserved for the huddled masses.
Families find comfort in friendship while caring for hospitalized sons
August 28, 2004
When Tamara and Jackie Stapleton learned that 3-year-old Jack Williamson had cancer, they chipped in to a church fund to help his family, even setting up a Web site to allow for easy updates for relatives and friends.
Briefcase
August 28, 2004
¢ Hewlett-Packard to begin selling portable players ¢ Chamber announces finalists for awards ¢ Sprint, SBC sign deal for greater Wi-Fi access ¢ MGP to pay dividend
Religion briefs
August 28, 2004
Scouting news
August 28, 2004
Faith forum
August 28, 2004
How will I know when I’ve found the faith or belief system that’s right for me?
Ad campaigns are a matter of honor
August 28, 2004
Having George W. Bush question your military record must feel not unlike having Anna Nicole Smith question your intelligence. Surely, there is a weightless moment of disbelief, a struggle with a level of gall that just does not compute.
6News video: Local veteran speaks out against Kerry critics
August 28, 2004
Gil Zemansky believes the controversial Swift Boat Veteran ads are smearing the name of a good man.
Briefly
August 28, 2004
¢ Kerry slams Bush on Social Security crisis ¢ Bush courts Cubans, hurricane victims
Briefly
August 28, 2004
¢ Citizenship of alleged Nazi guard revoked ¢ Worker killed, 3 injured in construction accident
Briefly
August 28, 2004
¢ Enrollment at 889 in first week at Haskell ¢ KU student reports Peeping Tom incident ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals