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Former teacher lobbyist to run for school board
December 27, 2004
(Updated Monday at 4:27 p.m.) at Emprise Bank.”
Warmer weather moving in
December 27, 2004
(Updated Monday at 8:18 a.m.) The Kansas River still had chunks of ice floating through it this morning. But the icy leftovers from last week’s arctic blast will break up later today as warmer weather heads in to Lawrence for this week, said Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist.
Baseball’s return may soothe capital
December 27, 2004
Normally, any time that President Bush holds one of his rare, full-length news conferences, that’s the top news event of the day. But on Monday, Bush’s answers on Iraq, Social Security and other topics were overshadowed by the 12-minute “summit” meeting between D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams and City Council Chairman Linda Cropp.
Administrators may receive more feedback
December 27, 2004
Kansas University deans and department heads could soon know earlier in their term how well they’re performing.
Insurgents release footage of attack on U.S. base
December 27, 2004
A video posted by an Iraqi insurgent group Sunday purported to show last week’s suicide attack at a U.S. base in Mosul, with a fireball rising from a white tent. The group claimed that the bomber slipped into the base through a hole in the fence during a guard change.
On the record
December 27, 2004
Indian Ocean nations not part of system that warns of waves
December 27, 2004
The catastrophic death toll in Asia caused by a massive tsunami might have been reduced had India and Sri Lanka been part of an international warning system designed to warn coastal communities about potentially deadly waves, scientists say.
Powell expressing no regrets
December 27, 2004
To hear him tell it, Colin Powell is leaving the Bush administration with few regrets. His controversial appearance before the United Nations, in which he made the case why action was necessary against Saddam Hussein, was neither an exaggeration nor a falsehood, though some of it turned out to be wrong.
People
December 27, 2004
¢ ‘Meet the Fockers’ sets Christmas Day record ¢ French is better ¢ It’s all in the lips ¢ Who’s afraid of Michael Moore? ¢ Work on ‘CSI’ a dirty job ¢ Oscar dish on Wolfgang Puck
Party hearty with advice from a pro
December 27, 2004
Christmas is over. It’s time to start obsessing about New Year’s Eve. The new daily series “The Party Planner with David Tutera” (Discovery, 1 p.m.) offers practical advice to help you throw memorable gatherings. In each episode, Tutera, an event planner, works with other experts to offer advice on unique party-throwing challenges such as graduations, baby showers, business events, housewarmings, etc.
Cavaliers slip past Hornets
Former Jayhawk Gooden has another monster game
December 27, 2004
Jeff McInnis gave LeBron James all the credit for setting up his shots during a late scoring spree.
U.S. to increase funding to remove unexploded bombs from Vietnam era
December 27, 2004
Three decades after the Vietnam War ended, the United States is increasing aid to help remove unexploded ordnance that continues to kill people in the former war zone, especially in Laos, where 2 million tons of bombs were dropped.
Growth imperative
Recently released population figures should have a sobering effect on those who want to curb growth in Lawrence and the state
December 27, 2004
News that Kansas is one of the nation’s slowest growing states probably is being met with cheers and shouts of joy by those who oppose growth and contend it is bad for the environment and quality of life.
Conservative students call for changes on campuses
December 27, 2004
At the University of North Carolina, three incoming freshmen sue over a reading assignment they say offends their Christian beliefs.
Commentary: LSU fans deserved proper farewell
Saban elected to announce decision to take over Dolphins far from Baton Rouge, La., campus
December 27, 2004
Now the ball’s in Skip Bertman’s court. It arrived there when LSU coach Nick Saban, in private, gave LSU’s athletic director the word on Christmas Day: “I’ve accepted the offer from the Miami Dolphins.”
Opposition candidate claims win in Ukraine presidential election
December 27, 2004
Opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko declared victory today in Ukraine’s fiercely contested presidential election, telling thousands of supporters they had taken their country to a new political era after a bitterly fought campaign that required an unprecedented three ballots and Supreme Court intervention against fraud.
Manning passes Marino for record
December 27, 2004
Peyton Manning broke one of football’s most hallowed records, and his reward was praise from one of his boyhood idols.
Exception to building moratorium sought
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
December 27, 2004
City commissioners will receive a letter from McLouth resident Kevin Brauer, who is seeking an exemption from a building permit moratorium for the area surrounding the abandoned rail corridor in East Lawrence.
Travelers regain luggage; lucky ones find flights home
December 27, 2004
US Airways started delivering luggage to passengers Sunday after suffering what its chief executive called an “operational meltdown,” while Comair put some of its passenger planes back in the air a day after canceling all of its 1,100 flights.
Change may affect 2,000 homes
December 27, 2004
More than 2,000 Lawrence homeowners will receive a letter sometime in February that could sound a bit ominous. It will be from city officials, and it will tell homeowners that because of citywide zoning changes, their houses are not as legal as they once were.
KSU student prepares for GlobalFlyer takeoff
December 27, 2004
Nancy Milleret will have a front-row seat to watch aviation history. The Tonganoxie High School graduate is one of eight Kansas State University students selected to aid the GlobalFlyer project, which aims to be the first solo, nonstop flight around the world.
Horoscopes
December 27, 2004
To-do list
December 27, 2004
¢ Artist’s works to be displayed at gallery ¢ ‘Bowling for Ballers’ to help FSHS teams ¢ KU men’s team faces Georgia Tech Jan. 1 ¢ Blues singer Hunt to perform Thursday
Business charity
December 27, 2004
Unbiased ‘truth’ largely fiction
December 27, 2004
A question for my Republican friends: Would you still love George W. Bush if he were Bill Clinton? Seriously. If it were Clinton who had invaded Iraq based on erroneous intelligence, Clinton whose decisions had led to the deaths of more than 1,200 troops, would you be foursquare behind him the way you are Bush?
Move to middle a bad idea
December 27, 2004
In the new Broadway play “Democracy,” actor Richard Thomas plays the part of an East German spy who manages in the midst of the Cold War to penetrate the upper echelons of West German Chancellor Willy Brandt’s government.
Companies specialize in crime-scene cleanups
December 27, 2004
No one wants to see Michael Tillman and his crew at their doorstep. But he’s usually needed to help grieving families with a cleanup task they’d rather not think about.
Briefly
December 27, 2004
¢ President speaks out about bus massacre ¢ Opposition barred from parliament election ¢ Government to hand out survival guides ¢ Asians eating more fast food ¢ Unemployment tops list of Arab youths’ worries ¢ European ‘smart house’ technology improving
NFL great White dies at age of 43
Cause of death of defensive lineman not yet known
December 27, 2004
Reggie White, a fearsome defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers and one of the NFL’s greatest players, died Sunday, his wife said. He was 43.
Worldwide, Kwanzaa celebrations help foster pride
December 27, 2004
For Marlene Ware, a teacher at Teaneck High School, Kwanzaa is an opportunity to demystify Africa.
Population decline dooms churches
December 27, 2004
Two century-old Methodist churches in north-central Kansas are disbanding, victims of the steady decline in the area’s population.
Union Station rethinks plans for rail museum
Attendance projections, acquisitions scaled back
December 27, 2004
Plans to create a rail museum at Union Station by early next year that would be among the top such attractions in the United States have been pared down because of money.
Motorists on wrong track
Railroad officials, police raise awareness of train crossing
December 27, 2004
Railroad officials and local police are working together, hoping to get drivers on the right track when it comes to a unique train crossing near downtown Lawrence.
Local briefs
December 27, 2004
¢ Police respond to unruly nightclub crowd ¢ Humanities Council catalogs now available
Retailers slash holiday prices — again
Mediocre sales prompt stores
December 27, 2004
Merchants who spent the past few weeks hoping shoppers would splurge on gifts opened their doors Sunday with high hopes that the same people would now spend on themselves.
Briefcase
December 27, 2004
¢ Free software makes inventory simple ¢ The week ahead
Sleuths follow digital crime trails
December 27, 2004
First, they testified that a suspect in a Douglas County murder searched the Internet for terms including “How to murder someone and not get caught.” Then they used computer records to find the Kansas woman suspected of strangling a pregnant Missouri woman and cutting her fetus from her womb.
True to his school
Standout Randtke sticks with Veritas
December 27, 2004
There are some athletes at small, private high schools who wouldn’t make a varsity roster — let alone start — if they attended a larger public school with more competition.
Sunflower power: 3 state universities undefeated
December 27, 2004
Just 13 NCAA Division One men’s college basketball teams remain undefeated at this stage of the 2004-05 season. Three of those squads hail from the Sunflower State.
Too late, Chiefs winning
K.C. can get to .500 with victory in finale
December 27, 2004
The football year is winding down for Kansas City in just the way it was supposed to start. But with only one game left, there’s just not enough time for this season-ending surge that has reached four straight victories to accomplish a thing.
Jewish settlers to begin leaving Gaza territory
December 27, 2004
Residents of a small Jewish settlement said Sunday they’ve struck a deal to move to a village inside Israel, giving a boost to the government’s contentious Gaza pullout plan by becoming the first community to agree to be evacuated.
Top Iraqi general: troops willing to fight
December 27, 2004
Iraq’s top general on Sunday rejected President Bush’s criticism that some Iraqi government troops were unwilling to fight insurgents and have deserted the battlefield, saying the president had been misinformed.
Meals on Wheels needs drivers for holiday break
December 27, 2004
Meals on Wheels needs drivers, particularly over the holiday break when many Kansas University student volunteers are out of town. Volunteers deliver meals to homebound residents between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Steelers stay unstoppable
Victory guarantees Pittsburgh home field for playoffs
December 27, 2004
Just like their previous game, the Ravens put a Steelers quarterback out with an injury. They accomplished little else on a day the Steelers made certain they won’t leave Pittsburgh until the Super Bowl if they keep winning.
New Miami coach Saban ready for rebuilding job
December 27, 2004
The decline of the Miami Dolphins, once a playoff perennial but lately an NFL laughingstock, failed to deter Nick Saban.
KU law professor was well-regarded in many subjects
December 27, 2004
A Kansas University law professor who died Thursday is being mourned by his colleagues and remembered for being a classic intellect and researcher in the area of legal education.
Betty Arbell Kroeger
December 27, 2004
Maude Velma Monroe
December 27, 2004
Marion Z. Pinegar
December 27, 2004
Carl F. Miller
December 27, 2004
John Richard Chaney
December 27, 2004
Donald R. Stagner
December 27, 2004
Philip ‘Flip’ Kissam
December 27, 2004
U.S., world respond quickly with relief efforts
December 27, 2004
U.S. officials had a conference call Sunday to discuss ways to aid the south Asian countries inundated by the Indian Ocean tsunami. A White House statement said aid already had been sent to Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Quake, tsunamis kill 13,000
World’s largest temblor in 40 years devastates southern Asia
December 27, 2004
Legions of rescuers spread across Asia today after an earthquake of epic power struck deep beneath the Indian Ocean, unleashing 20-foot tidal waves that ravaged coasts across thousands of miles and killed more than 13,340 people and left millions homeless in the fourth-largest temblor in a century.
Fresno eager for Cavs
Bulldogs get chance to knock off another BCS-conference team
December 27, 2004
Virginia offers the perfect matchup for Fresno State coach Pat Hill: a top 25 opponent and another chance to knock off a team from a Bowl Championship Series conference.
UConn rides wave into Toledo showdown
December 27, 2004
In only six years, Connecticut coach Randy Edsall has taken the Huskies from Division I-AA to a bowl game.
Postal Service saves Christmas
Salina carrier dressed as Santa delivers presents on holiday
December 27, 2004
Yes, Saralyn Reece Hardy and other Salina Postal Service customers, there is a Santa Claus.
A day in court
Reporter’s job requires speed, accuracy, focus
December 27, 2004
Debbie Oakleaf didn’t plan on becoming a court reporter, but she’s glad she did. For 27 years, she has taken depositions and court testimony.