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Man killed when truck hits tree
February 7, 2004
(Web Posted Saturday at 5:24 p.m.) Carl Trybom was startled Saturday morning when he heard a “loud boom” somewhere outside his house north of Lawrence. Trybom, 85, looked out one of his windows and didn’t see anything. He didn’t think anymore about it until sometime later. Then he decided to check the front window where the drapes were pulled, he said. “Landsakes, there was a truck wrapped around a tree,” Trybom, 85, said.
Floyd ‘Putt’ A. Engstrom
February 7, 2004
Holey services
February 7, 2004
Lewis E. Barnes
February 7, 2004
Tina Marie Maxwell Brown Fratiello
February 7, 2004
Keep the buses running
February 7, 2004
It’s too bad Kansas University students didn’t have better access to the city’s T buses on Thursday. Stranded at bus stops Thursday, miles away from their homes or vehicles, Kansas University students may have been questioning their loyalty to the student-operated KU on Wheels bus service.
Kentucky parish loses members
February 7, 2004
Only 60 people attended the three services at historic St. John’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, while some 180 departing members had the first formal service of their new conservative congregation, St. Andrew’s.
Military news
February 7, 2004
Sebelius: Marriage vote not necessary
February 7, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Friday said Kansas didn’t need a constitutional amendment prohibiting gay marriages, and she urged lawmakers to work on other issues. “I’m a little baffled exactly what’s going on,” Sebelius said.
Events mark Reagan’s birthday
February 7, 2004
Ronald Reagan turned 93 in seclusion Friday in his Los Angeles home while schoolchildren serenaded his wife, Nancy, at his presidential library and she dedicated the cornerstone for a new pavilion to house the former Air Force One.
Super Bowl fiasco overshadows Grammys
February 7, 2004
Should Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson be allowed to perform in or appear at the 46th Grammy Awards (7 p.m. Sunday, CBS)? As everybody knows, Jackson and Timberlake engaged in a rather vulgar act of showmanship during the halftime of last week’s Super Bowl. I’ll let others decide if this event represents the end of Western civilization or merely a media tempest in a D-cup.
Hemme services
February 7, 2004
People and places
February 7, 2004
Briefly
February 7, 2004
¢ Prison may await teen who violated parole ¢ Haskell student arrested in heist of delivery car ¢ Weather delays plans to move historic house
Slip in polls has Bush stumping for support
President, GOP want to take spotlight off Democratic rivals
February 7, 2004
His support slumping in the polls, President Bush is campaigning more vigorously for re-election at the same time Republicans unleash their surrogates to take the shine off Democratic front-runner John Kerry. “The polls are where we expected them to be,” Republican Party chairman Ed Gillespie said Friday in an interview, one of several GOP officials to attribute Bush’s slippage to months of attacks by Democrats.
More respect
February 7, 2004
Time spent with kids can reduce need for discipline
February 7, 2004
What would you say to my husband and me? We are disciplining our kids far too much. Is there another way to encourage them to cooperate?
Surgeons remove baby’s second head
February 7, 2004
A team of surgeons successfully removed the second head of a Dominican baby Friday in a complex operation that doctors believe to be the first of its kind.
Last call for KU announcer
Hill leaving courtside seat at the microphone
February 7, 2004
It’s hard for a Kansas State Wildcat to become loved by Kansas University fans, but that’s what Howard Hill has done. Hill, who will retire as KU’s public-address announcer after today’s KU-Texas Tech game, was born and reared in Manhattan. He graduated from KSU in 1955.
Canceling school no easy call
No matter the decision, superintendents field criticism from parents, students
February 7, 2004
Eight years ago, in the middle of the night, John Yagielski watched his car burn outside his home and decided then and there to end his 30-year career in education.
Area briefs
February 7, 2004
¢ KU poised to announce major gift to university ¢ Mother incompetent for trial in baby slaying ¢ State revenues stay ahead of estimates ¢ KU seeks subjects for autism research
Kerry may rise above GOP attacks
February 7, 2004
You can write the Republicans’ critique of John F. Kerry in your sleep: The Democrats’ new star is a protege not only of Edward M. Kennedy, with whom he’s served in the Senate for two decades, but also of Michael S. Dukakis, whom he served as lieutenant governor. He’s not only a big-time liberal, he’s also from Massachusetts, the spiritual home of big-time liberalism.
Condo project delayed, not dead
Developers lower prices
February 7, 2004
A downtown condominium project is moving at a slower pace than expected, but it’s not dead, its developer said. The Hobbs Taylor Lofts, a 31-unit condominium project planned for the northeast corner of Eighth and New Hampshire streets, won’t be completed by September as originally planned, developer Bo Harris said.
Pinkel’s recruiting pays off for MU
Tigers signing state’s top football prospects
February 7, 2004
It made plenty of sense for Missouri to focus its recruiting efforts on Webster Groves High this past year, where quarterback Darrell Jackson accounted for an amazing 52 touchdowns as a senior.
CU taps ex-lawmakers to lead probe
Allegations surface involving Colorado athletic department, escort service
February 7, 2004
The University of Colorado chose two former lawmakers Friday to head a commission that will spend the next three months investigating whether the school’s football program enticed recruits with alcohol-fueled sex parties that may have led to rape.
Kerry moves campaign south as rivals attack each other
February 7, 2004
John Kerry, virtually unchallenged in three weekend elections, pointed his fast-moving presidential bid south on Friday in hopes of knocking two Democratic rivals from the race. John Edwards’ campaign accused Wesley Clark of taking “a dip into the gutter” with his latest attack.
Faith forum
February 7, 2004
Ticket plan to face athletic board review
February 7, 2004
The board that represents staff, alumni and students in overseeing Kansas University athletics will have a voice in how men’s basketball season tickets are allocated next year — reversing the stance taken last month by KU’s athletic director. KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway said Friday he had asked athletic director Lew Perkins to seek the input of the Kansas University Athletic Corp. board before bringing the plan to his office for approval.
Teachers’ group to suggest four-day school week
February 7, 2004
Good news for Lawrence public school students: Three-day weekends could be on the way. But it’s a desire to avoid bad news — teacher layoffs, too-large class sizes and program eliminations — that’s behind proposed school schedule changes from the city’s teachers union.
Governor says special session on schools an option
February 7, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Friday wouldn’t rule out a special legislative session to deal with school funding, and the judge who has declared the school finance system unconstitutional has told officials to start preparing a remedy. But Republicans leaders said the Legislature would not overhaul the method of financing public schools until the case had been ruled on by the Kansas Supreme Court.
Celebration to begin Friday at Jewish center
February 7, 2004
The fourth annual “Shabbaton,” a 24-hour festival of Jewish prayer, celebration and learning events, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and end at sundown Feb. 14 at the Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive.
Daily ticker
February 7, 2004
Kandahar’ star to visit KU
Journalist to discuss Middle Eastern women’s issues
February 7, 2004
Nelofer Pazira brought an international focus to women’s issues in Afghanistan by starring in the movies “Kandahar” and “Return to Kandahar,” based on her life story.
Replay Lounge license at risk
City Hall, bar owners overlooked renewal when due in spring
February 7, 2004
A goof-up at City Hall has patrons of a popular downtown bar worrying about its future. “The Replay Lounge is a Lawrence institution by now,” longtime customer Caterina Benalcazar said Friday. “Them losing their license would mean the end of a key dimension of the Lawrence music scene.”
Rockets win at buzzer
Jackson’s last-second shot dooms Bulls
February 7, 2004
What Jim Jackson’s game-winning shot lacked in form, it made up for in effectiveness.
AIM member convicted of 1975 S.D. murder
February 7, 2004
A federal jury Friday convicted a former American Indian Movement member of murdering a woman who had been suspected of being a government informant.
People
February 7, 2004
¢ Foxx to return as ESPYs host ¢ Sandler’s pooch in doggy heaven ¢ NBC to Trump: You’re not fired ¢ Fashion Week starts in N.Y.C.
Horoscopes
February 7, 2004
Jennifer Seeley-Burton
February 7, 2004
Briefcase
February 7, 2004
¢ World Trade Center attacks spark lawsuit ¢ Dollar policy debated ¢ Cigna to cut 3,000 jobs ¢ Dow ends losing streak
Society news
February 7, 2004
Advertising slant
February 7, 2004
Merit losses
February 7, 2004
Inside job?
February 7, 2004
Way overboard
February 7, 2004
Engagements
February 7, 2004
Weddings
February 7, 2004
Scouting news
February 7, 2004
Club news
February 7, 2004
Pajamas perfect for people on the go
February 7, 2004
When it’s chilly outside, why not chill out indoors in loose-fitting loungewear?
Unemployment rate drops to 2-year low
Firms boost payrolls five-consecutive months
February 7, 2004
The nation’s unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent in January, the lowest level in more than two years, as employers stepped up hiring — but not at a brisk enough pace to ease concerns about the prolonged job drought. Job growth is expected to be a key issue as November’s presidential election nears. The economy has lost more than 2 million jobs since President Bush took office, the worst job creation record of any president since Herbert Hoover.
Analysts: United’s low-fare spinoff unlikely to help
Company seeks to increase profits with Ted
February 7, 2004
Ted, United Airlines’ new low-fare carrier, is set to embark on an experiment that will either help revive its ailing parent — or send it into deeper financial trouble. The airline, named for the last three letters of United’s name, launches service Thursday with one daily flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Denver, among other routes. By reducing costs, flying its planes more hours and adding seats, Ted hopes to compete with successful low-fare carriers like JetBlue Airways that are increasingly appealing to budget-conscious consumers.
McDonald’s sales up despite mad cow scare
February 7, 2004
McDonald’s Corp. on Friday reported sharp sales gains for January, a full month after the first case of mad cow disease emerged in the United States.
Singh closing in on lead
Donald tops field by one at Pebble Beach
February 7, 2004
Vijay Singh wasn’t in the lead Friday at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, but it sure seemed that way.
Injured snowboarder to return to Letterman
February 7, 2004
A champion snowboarder injured doing a stunt on “The Late Show with David Letterman” will be a guest on Monday’s show.
Settlement reached between Methodists, splinter group
February 7, 2004
A dispute over doctrine that led to a church split and a legal battle over use of the name “Methodist” has been settled.
Memories’ exhibit among weekend’s entertainment
February 7, 2004
An exhibit opening today at Kansas University’s Spencer Museum of Art explores how works of art participate in recording our cultural past, often presenting an alternative to the history established by those in power. “Conflicting Memories” runs through April 4.
KBI investigations urged in inmate deaths
February 7, 2004
Two senators introduced a bill Friday requiring the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to investigate the deaths of anyone held in state prisons and jails.
McKinney services
February 7, 2004
Bush names commission to probe intelligence flaws
February 7, 2004
President Bush appointed a conservative former judge and a moderate former Democratic senator Friday to head a special commission to “figure out why” inspectors haven’t found the weapons that intelligence experts said Saddam Hussein was hiding in Iraq.
Lawrence High’s Legler qualifies for state
Free State swimmers in contention for league championship today
February 7, 2004
When Ian Legler’s hand touched the wall at the end of the 100-yard breaststroke Friday at the Sunflower League meet at California Trail Junior High, the Lawrence High senior quickly turned and gazed at the time clock.
Kansas swept in debut
February 7, 2004
Kansas University was blanked twice Friday on the Jayhawks’ first day of the college softball season.
McLouth splits twinbill
February 7, 2004
Casey Hochard scored 15 points, Isaac Gardner 14 and Mark Burnett 11 in McLouth’s 61-56 boys basketball victory Friday over Pleasant Ridge.
Local briefs
February 7, 2004
Mangino to chat
February 7, 2004
Kansas University head football coach Mark Mangino, who unveiled his third recruiting class Wednesday, will participate in an online chat with fans at 1:30 p.m. Monday on kusports.com.
Jolly white giant
February 7, 2004
A group of friends spent six hours Thursday constructing “Rex”, a 13-foot-tall snowman at the corner of 30th Street and Harrison Street. From left are Lawrence High School seniors Johnny Rathbun, Josh Lawrence, Arthur Philpot, Jamie Huston, Andy Stiles, Taylor Parker and his sister Haley, 11. The builders used two large throw rugs for a scarf, charcoal for teeth, croquet balls for buttons and oven mitts for hands. A large sombrero kept blowing off its head.
Up next: the Knight show
Emmett leads Hall of Fame coach’s Red Raiders into battle with Jayhawks
February 7, 2004
Texas Tech’s basketball team has two individuals worth keeping an eye on at all times. On the bench: Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight, who needs no introduction.
Ricks, Klingler power Lions
Girls earn ‘businesslike’ win; SM South trips LHS boys
February 7, 2004
Forget the flair. Who needs it? The Lawrence High girls basketball squad certainly can be flashy, but Friday’s 65-55 victory over Shawnee Mission South was anything but.
Free State boys calmly prevail sans Dillingham
February 7, 2004
Free State High’s boys basketball players learned a valuable lesson Tuesday in a loss to top-ranked Olathe South: They can come back. “If we can rally against Olathe South we can come back against anybody, because they’re the best around,” Free State’s Tyler Blankenship said.
Shields model of impeccable citizenship
February 7, 2004
While his AFC teammates posed for pictures and signed autographs after Pro Bowl practice Friday, Will Shields walked straight into two hugs from his children near the corner of the field. Family comes first for the soft-spoken, hard-nosed Shields — but the Kansas City Chiefs guard considers the whole world to be his family. Last week, Shields was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for the vast array of community programs and charities he supports and sponsors.
KU-Texas Tech notes
February 7, 2004
Sound of MusicFest
Choirs to perform at Habitat for Humanity benefit
February 7, 2004
Church choirs hope to raise the roof with sacred music Sunday to support Lawrence Habitat for Humanity’s ongoing mission of building affordable homes. Choirs representing 11 Lawrence congregations, as well as the Lawrence Men’s Chorale, will gather to perform at the fourth Habitat MusicFest at 7 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway.
Shabbaton examines Judaism
February 7, 2004
Judaism is more than a religion. It’s a way of life, filled with opportunities for learning. “It’s a rich, multifaceted culture with its own art, music, drama, humor, languages, philosophers, history, dances and — through Israel — current events,” said Paul Friedman, longtime member of the Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive.
Mechanic charged in girl’s kidnapping, killing
February 7, 2004
A tattooed mechanic with a long rap sheet was charged with murder Friday after authorities found the body of an 11-year-old girl whose kidnapping was captured on a carwash surveillance camera.
Hill recalls memorable moments of his career
February 7, 2004
It’s appropriate that Kansas University’s men’s basketball game against Texas Tech today is public-address announcer Howard Hill’s last. Though he prefers to be heard and not seen, Hill isn’t above some good-natured high jinks.
On the record
February 7, 2004
Moscow subway blast leaves 39 dead
President blames Chechen separatists
February 7, 2004
A bomb blew apart a subway car packed with rush hour commuters Friday morning, killing 39 people and wounding more than 130 in the deadliest terrorist attack in Moscow since Russia launched its second war in Chechnya in 1999.
Cards clip Jayhawks
February 7, 2004
Three Lamar University pitchers combined on a three-hitter in a 3-2 baseball victory over Kansas on Friday afternoon.
Briefly
February 7, 2004
¢ Shooting at van is 21st linked to sniper case ¢ Ricin probe expands to Tenn., trucker radio ¢ Home Depot seeks workers over age 50 ¢ Avian flu discovered; birds to be destroyed
Advertising bias
February 7, 2004
Anniversaries
February 7, 2004
Hundreds of students immunized for meningitis
February 7, 2004
Kansas colleges have immunized hundreds of students against bacterial meningitis after two Pittsburg State University students contracted the disease and a Wichita State University student died.
Congressional candidates bringing in the cash in K.C. suburbs
February 7, 2004
Kansas Democratic Rep. Dennis Moore and the Republicans vying to unseat him started off the year with nearly $1.2 million collectively in their bank accounts.
Smoking ban gains steam
February 7, 2004
City commissioners have reached a deal on an ordinance that would restrict smoking in restaurants, retail stores and bowling alleys.
FCE news
February 7, 2004
Around and about
February 7, 2004
TV evangelist hopes cable will take him national
February 7, 2004
Danny Shelton leaned into a speaker phone toward the end of talks with a satellite company promising to sell his Three Angels Broadcasting Network to thousands of cable operators across the country.
Religion briefs
February 7, 2004
Briefly
February 7, 2004
¢ Rumsfeld calls investigation into reports of sex assaults ¢ Legislators approve tax plan to reform troubled schools ¢ NASA declares Mars rover ‘healed’ after memory repairs ¢ Governor signs bill banning gay marriage in state
Ervin travels with KU
Freshman’s status against NU still unknown
February 7, 2004
Freshman Lauren Ervin has returned to Kansas University’s women’s basketball team. Whether she’ll play tonight against Nebraska is uncertain.