Advertisement

Archive for Monday, February 9, 2004

Also from February 9

Births
On the street
Polls
Should the city ban smoking in all public places?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes. Second-hand smoke is dangerous and can lead to lung cancer and death.
 
41%
No. Business owners should be able to set their own smoking rules.
 
29%
I don’t agree with an all-out ban. Smoking should be allowed in bars or in designated places in restaurants.
 
13%
I would like to see it at least banned in restaurants, because it ruins the taste of the food.
 
11%
No. Most smokers are considerate of others and a formal ban isn’t necessary.
 
3%
Total 2944

All stories

KU chancellor supports governor’s funding recommendation
February 9, 2004
(Updated Monday at 3:34 p.m.) The following is the text of the testimony that Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway presented Monday afternoon to the Senate Ways and Means Committee’s higher education subcommittee. Hemenway supported the governor’s funding recommendation.
Brownback calls for eco devo initiatives
February 9, 2004
(Web Posted Monday at 11:04 a.m.) TOPEKA — U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback today told state lawmakers that it was critical for the Kansas economy to develop rural areas, build up life science research and defend Boeing, the state’s largest aircraft manufacturer.
Brownback favored Iraqi war even without evidence of WMD
February 9, 2004
(Updated Monday at 10:55 a.m.) U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, a Republican from Kansas, today said he would have voted to go to war with Iraq even though it appears Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction.
Robert F. Oliphant
February 9, 2004
KU baseball ties SHSU; softball splits
February 9, 2004
Kansas University’s baseball team snapped its two-game losing streak, but not with a victory. The Jayhawks tied Sam Houston State, 8-all, Sunday at Edinburg Baseball Stadium. KU (7-4-1) led most of the day.
Briefly
February 9, 2004
¢ More countries ban U.S. poultry ¢ Powell thanks Musharraf for nuclear investigation
Briefly
February 9, 2004
¢ Stewart lawyers prepare for star witness ¢ U.S., Australia complete free-trade pact
Scary thought
February 9, 2004
People
February 9, 2004
¢ ‘Barbershop 2’ buzzes to No. 1 ¢ Bullock, Downey Jr. to get taste of Hasty Pudding ¢ Report: Spears may sue for pornography claims ¢ Queen still the champion
Mabel Clay
February 9, 2004
Making amends with Bush
February 9, 2004
Let me tell you how President Bush ruined my weekend. But first, a little background.
Teachers union to get tough
Amid budget constraints, group to fight for better salaries, benefits
February 9, 2004
The union representing Lawrence’s 900 public school teachers is preparing to take a more aggressive approach to shaping education policy in the district. Wayne Kruse, president of Lawrence Education Assn., said advocates in the union would insist the administration and school board retain a commitment to reducing student class sizes, start chipping away at the avalanche of paperwork and meetings required of teachers, and improve salaries and benefits.
Woodling: Venerable Allen Fieldhouse could use sprucing
February 9, 2004
Allen Fieldhouse has windows. You know that. Now name another college basketball arena with windows visible from courtside. Uh, let’s see … there’s Kansas State’s Ahearn Fieldhouse. No, the Wildcats left that mushroom patch in 1988. How about Missouri’s Brewer Fieldhouse? Nope. The Tigers departed that dreadful dungeon in 1972.
State task force recovers money for victims of scams
February 9, 2004
The state attorney general’s office has found more than 600 incidents of elderly or disabled people being scammed since it began concentrating on the problem last year. Atty. Gen. Phill Kline’s office began earmarking scam complaints from elderly and disabled people last March. It has flagged 667 such reports through January.
Researchers describe breakdown of two-income families
February 9, 2004
You would think if you are a two-income family, living in a nice home in a good neighborhood, that you’ve arrived. You’ve done what it takes to achieve middle-income status and you should be OK, right? But what you may have done is fall into a two-income trap.
Marjorie Mae Mercer
February 9, 2004
Chat wrap with Mark Mangino
February 9, 2004
Kansas University head football coach Mark Mangino chatted with KUsports.com readers Monday, disucssing his latest recruiting class, improvements to the defense and the quarterback position.
Bulger rallies NFC past AFC
Rams QB named MVP after four touchdown passes in record-setting game
February 9, 2004
When Mike Vanderjagt’s 51-yard kick wandered, wobbled and finally dropped outside the uprights, even the officials waving their arms looked a bit shocked.
Many facts about Lincoln still unknown
February 9, 2004
What more is there to learn about Abraham Lincoln, the most studied, most written-about president of the United States? Plenty, according to Douglas Wilson, director of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. “We have not yet discovered all of the important written materials” of Lincoln, Wilson told about 100 people during a lecture Sunday night at Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics.
Giddens familiar with OSU’s arena
February 9, 2004
At least a handful of fans in Oklahoma State’s Gallagher-Iba Arena will be rooting for Kansas University freshman J.R. Giddens tonight. “My family will be cheering,” Giddens said of relatives who will make the hour drive from his hometown of Oklahoma City for an 8:05 p.m. battle between KU and OSU.
Briefly
February 9, 2004
¢ Report: Terrorists still seek means to make dirty bomb ¢ Israel to shorten West Bank barrier route ¢ Crowds loot port as uprising spreads ¢ Teen rescued after six days in rubble of collapsed building
Briefly
February 9, 2004
¢ Microsoft, Disney plan digital accord ¢ Rover finds, takes pictures of bedrock ¢ More vehicles shot at near sniper-spree area ¢ ‘Bloomsbury group’ member dies at 103
Kansas coach Self has history with OSU
February 9, 2004
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self played point guard at Oklahoma State from 1982 to ‘85 and worked as an assistant coach at OSU from 1986 to ‘93.
Economy still top issue with voters
February 9, 2004
When President Bush came to South Carolina on Thursday — following on the heels of the Democratic presidential candidates, just as he had done (supposedly by coincidence) after the New Hampshire primary — the headline in The State newspaper read: “Metro area job losses among nation’s worst.”
U.S. plans Mideast democracy campaign
Similar tactic used to end Cold War
February 9, 2004
The Bush administration has launched an ambitious bid to promote democracy in the “greater Middle East” that will adapt a model used to press for freedoms in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
Loss in South could shake off Clark, Edwards
February 9, 2004
Democratic front-runner John Kerry has a good chance to win his first Southern state in the Virginia primary Tuesday, a potentially crippling blow to the candidacies of John Edwards and Wesley Clark, who rely on Southern support.
Beyonce tops Grammys with 5 wins
Luther Vandross, OutKast also big winners in telecast relegated to tape-delay
February 9, 2004
Balladeer Luther Vandross, recovering from a stroke, won four Grammys on Sunday including song of the year for “Dance With My Father,” and Beyonce earned a record-tying five honors. OutKast won album of the year for “SpeakerBoxxx/The Love Below” in a ceremony televised by CBS on a five-minute delay to avoid anything like Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl flesh flash.
Buffalo Commons’ idea gets second look
Population decline rekindles debate
February 9, 2004
Seventeen years ago, professors Frank and Deborah Popper touched off a firestorm by suggesting the farm-driven economies of the Great Plains were doomed and the region’s prairies should be given back to the buffalo. Kansans ridiculed the Poppers’ ideas.
State and local briefs
February 9, 2004
¢ Book cover exhibit to make stop at KU ¢ Group seeks donations for statue honoring CCC ¢ Church member gets probation for abuse ¢ Former police officer sentenced to prison
Grizzlies end T’wolves’ sizz
Memphis sets franchise record for wins, 99-98
February 9, 2004
The Memphis Grizzlies needed only 50 games this season to set a franchise record for wins.
The Capitol Report
News and views from the Kansas Statehouse
February 9, 2004
¢ Staying after school ¢ Sticker shock ¢ Family preservation ¢ Minors drinking ¢ Stop the presses ¢ Bambi, look out ¢ Things to watch
Horoscopes
February 9, 2004
Former K.C. mayor to run for Congress
Cleaver announces candidacy for 5th District seat from pulpit
February 9, 2004
Former Kansas City Mayor Emanuel Cleaver said Sunday that he would enter the race for Congress. Cleaver first announced his plans to his congregation at St. James United Methodist Church, where he serves as pastor.
On the record
February 9, 2004
Commission to hear report on snow removal policies
City Commission agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
February 9, 2004
The Lawrence City Commission will hear a report regarding snow removal policies and procedures.
Brass’ gives solid performance
February 9, 2004
From its elegant entrance to the tune of “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” to its soulful jazz encore of “Echoes of Harlem,” Canadian Brass offered an evening of delightful music and good humor Saturday at the Lied Center.
Saddam’s funds out of U.S. reach
February 9, 2004
The United States believes it has found at least $300 million Saddam Hussein hid in banks, yet it doesn’t have enough evidence to get countries such as Syria and Switzerland to hand over the money, U.S. and European officials told The Associated Press.
Jennifer Seeley-Burton
February 9, 2004
Stowe Services
February 9, 2004
Services for Alvin E. Stowe, 60, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Wrong trend
February 9, 2004
Solid decision
February 9, 2004
Anti-terror bus?
February 9, 2004
Department store
February 9, 2004
Rallies draw supporters, foes of same-sex marriage
February 9, 2004
Boisterous opponents of same-sex marriage sang, cheered and chanted Sunday at a rally to build support for a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.
Kerry claims Maine, eyes South for decisive victory
February 9, 2004
John Kerry coasted to victory in the Maine caucuses Sunday, wrapping up a three-state weekend sweep that pushed the Democratic front-runner closer to the party nomination than any of his vanquished rivals.
Singh storms Pebble Beach
Golfer wins by three shots, creeps closer to Tiger
February 9, 2004
Vijay Singh blew away the field Sunday at Pebble Beach to continue an amazing run that keeps moving him closer to his ultimate goal — replacing Tiger Woods at No. 1.
Biffle shocks field at Daytona 500
Second-year driver snares pole, repeating success he had at Florida track at last year’s Pepsi 400
February 9, 2004
Like everybody else, Greg Biffle didn’t expect his Roush Racing Ford to be on the pole for the Daytona 500. “I was sweating it out, and I’m still half sick to my stomach,” Biffle said Sunday after a nerve-racking wait of nearly an hour while a succession of NASCAR Nextel Cup stars took a shot at knocking the second-year driver off the pole.
Longhorns’ defense stymies Sooners
February 9, 2004
Maybe Oklahoma should have sent its football team.
Mary S. McAuliffe
February 9, 2004
Nichols transferred to Oklahoma prison
February 9, 2004
Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols was moved Sunday from the Oklahoma County Jail to McAlester, where his trial is set to begin in about three weeks.
Pulling rank
John Kerry and Wesley Clark need to stop playing the military card.
February 9, 2004
One of the silliest aspects of the Democratic scramble for the 2004 presidential nomination is the many rank-and-file references between Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts and Gen. Wesley Clark.
Town poised to market gay wedding potential
February 9, 2004
A thick blanket of snow carpeted the main avenue of this resort at the tip of Cape Cod on Saturday, lending a false sense of winter serenity. So quiet was Commercial Street that one of dozens of shut-tight establishments posted a sign lamenting: “Closed. Too Cold To Shop.”
Colorado teen tackles circus practices
Voters will weigh ban on shows with exotic animals
February 9, 2004
Heather Herman doesn’t hate the circus. She has no problem with clowns or the men on the flying trapeze, but she draws the line at leaping lions and prancing pachyderms.
Unusual bills work their way into latest legislative session
February 9, 2004
If some legislators have their way, hypnotists will perform with impunity, motorized scooters will be banned from the highways, and Maisie DeVore will finally get her due. That’s just a sampling of some of the unusual bills up for a vote in the Kansas Legislature this session.
Homeward bound
KU’s Self returning to Stillwater to face OSU
February 9, 2004
Bill Self breaks into a stand-up comedy routine whenever he is asked about his playing days at Oklahoma State. “My career? I was just happy to get in the game,” Self, Kansas University’s first-year basketball coach, said, flashing a wide smile. “For me to get in the game, there must have been somebody hurt.
Counties create urban force
Douglas County, four others team for political power
February 9, 2004
Douglas County commissioners are teaming up with their counterparts from four other urban counties to create a political powerhouse. The Urban Counties Consortium is a coalition of five counties with more than half the state’s population and more than half its total property valuation, said Charles Jones, commission chairman.
Bush defends decision on Iraq war
I expected to find the weapons,’ president says in rare interview
February 9, 2004
President Bush, broadly defending the war against Iraq, says he acted on the “best possible evidence” that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and was surprised that U.S. inspectors have not found them.
Kansan’s success will take family’s story to national level
KU vice chancellor prepares to leave for job with Hispanic advocacy group in D.C.
February 9, 2004
Janet Murguia has hope for the millions of Hispanic Americans living in poverty. Why shouldn’t she? She went from eating government-issued cheese as a child in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Kansas City, Kan., to working in the White House by the age of 33.
Review life insurance needs
Consumers should weigh individual, group policies
February 9, 2004
When Dwight Hill was starting a family a couple of years ago, he bought life insurance that was offered through his company. Then he lost his job, and with it the insurance policy.
On the money
February 9, 2004
Hollywood grooving on mind-game movies
February 9, 2004
Hollywood is playing mind games at the movies these days. Memories are being erased like chalkboards. Sometimes they are wiped out entirely; at other times only the short-term recollection shorts out.
PBS revels in plastics
February 9, 2004
I always suspected that there were historical artifacts in the bottom of my mother’s freezer, but until I watched “Tupperware!” (8 p.m., PBS) I was never truly sure. Best known for its solid biographies of American presidents and insightful documentaries about broad historical themes, this “American Experience” documentary takes a detailed and occasionally whimsical look at the burp-able plastic kitchen storage ware that launched a million living-room parties — and turned thousands of housewives into entrepreneurs.
KSU’s Wecker has her way on her day
February 9, 2004
Kendra Wecker did it all on her own special day.
Notes
February 9, 2004
Senators confident Sunday sales will pass but House members unsure
February 9, 2004
Senators last year rejected a measure allowing Sunday liquor sales not because of strong opposition to the concept, but because it didn’t have a tax increase attached to it. This week, the Senate is expected to debate a bill that permits local decisions on Sunday sales, makes the state’s Liquor Control Act uniform and raise taxes on all forms of alcohol.
Duke pulls away from Clemson
February 9, 2004
Top-ranked Duke needed about 20 minutes to find its form.
Black men get wrong message
February 9, 2004
I fear for my son’s life. Not from white cops. Not from white teachers who might wrongly label him. Not from stray bullets from a drive-by shooting or a fight at a nightclub.
Police link educators with child-porn ring
February 9, 2004
Soon after a 13-year-old runaway told police she had posed for pornography in a ramshackle apartment, police knocked on its rickety door. What they found inside stopped them cold.
Briefcase
February 9, 2004
¢ Singles urged to use Valentine’s for planning ¢ Souped-up digital pet to hit shelves in March