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Construction activity to limit Kansas Union access
January 13, 2004
(Web Posted Tuesday at 11:56 a.m.) Traffic near the Kansas Union may be limited this week as crews work to make energy improvements. A crane will block parts or all of Jayhawk Boulevard as crews work to replace cooling towers on the north and south ends of the union.
Sebelius wants state to build casino near Kansas Speedway
January 13, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.) Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will propose the state get into the casino business. Matthew All, Sebelius’ chief counsel, told lawmakers today that the administration will propose expanded gambling with a resort-destination casino near the Kansas Speedway.
Governor’s campaign funds hit $440,000 mark
January 13, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 2:29 p.m.) Gov. Kathleen Sebelius didn’t let her election slow down her fund-raising efforts. Sebelius raised $442,129 in contributions in 2003 after having won the gubernatorial election in November 2002.
6Sports video: KU women end Missouri game with fight
January 13, 2004
After the Jayhawks’ victory, a fight broke out during the postgame shaking of hands. Big 12 officials are looking at the tape to see if penalties will be needed.
Iowa win would ensure Dean nomination
January 13, 2004
If Howard Dean wins the Iowa caucuses, the Democratic presidential race is over. Take all the noise to the contrary from other candidates and the news media, who have vested interests in keeping the race alive, with a large grain of salt.
Death penalty cost
January 13, 2004
Quick action
January 13, 2004
Beef threat
January 13, 2004
Two suspects charged with attempted theft of tractors
January 13, 2004
Two men were charged Monday in Douglas County District Court with attempting to steal tractors early Saturday from a Baldwin business.
Oldest K.C.-area veteran of World War I dies
January 13, 2004
Paul Sunderland, the oldest World War I veteran in the Kansas City area, died Friday at his home. He was 107.
Commodities
January 13, 2004
Shares in job firm fall after results postponed
Company looking into possible woes in accounting
January 13, 2004
Frightened investors Monday rushed to sell their holdings in Adecco, the world’s largest employment agency, after the company said it was delaying publication of its annual results because of possible accounting problems.
Tough tactics give music industry new sales hope
Companies seek to reach potential of technology
January 13, 2004
Richard Warner and his family have spent thousands of dollars over the years on music, buying more than 500 CDs and 700 vinyl albums. Now Warner is surrendering $4,000 to settle a copyright infringement lawsuit — the price of his 17-year-old daughter’s habit of downloading music for free.
Businesses weigh in on potential policies
January 13, 2004
Here’s a look at results of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s public policy survey. The numbers are rounded to the nearest percent. If totals add up to less than 100 percent, the remainder were either undecided or had no opinion on the issue.
Winter wheat farmers plant fewer acres in Kansas
January 13, 2004
Fewer winter wheat acres have been planted nationwide, a decline led by Kansas, where farmers seeded less of their parched land into wheat, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.
Judge allows Washburn to continue statue display
January 13, 2004
A federal judge will allow Washburn University to continue to display a sculpture of a Catholic clergyman while a lawsuit seeking its removal moves forward.
Morgan Stanley to pay $38M in bias case
January 13, 2004
Investment bank Morgan Stanley must pay at least $38.5 million in damages to luxury goods maker LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton for publishing biased research against its brands, a French court ruled Monday.
Car wrecks No. 2 killer of Kansas youths
Report also finds many motor vehicle deaths avoidable
January 13, 2004
Motor vehicle crashes are to blame for more children’s deaths in Kansas than any other cause except natural deaths, a recent report found.
Hamilton County medical staff quitting
January 13, 2004
Hamilton County’s decision to release a doctor from his role as an unpaid consultant to the county Health Department has touched off a medical crisis in the community.
City briefs
January 13, 2004
¢ Sheriff: ‘Complicated’ slaying probe continues ¢ Community meeting focuses on homelessness ¢ Police sergeants’ lawsuit scheduled for next year
6News video: County commissioners elect Jones chairman
January 13, 2004
Charles Jones is the new chairman of the Douglas County Commission.
Second Iraqi Shiite city engulfed by rioting
January 13, 2004
Ukrainian soldiers fired into the air Monday to disperse hundreds of Iraqis who rioted for jobs and food as a second southern Shiite Muslim city was rocked by unrest — a barometer of rising frustration with the U.S.-led occupation in a region of Iraq considered friendly to the Americans.
New roundabout planned
January 13, 2004
Construction will soon begin on the city’s latest roundabout at 19th Street and Barker Avenue. It should be complete by midsummer.
Survivor’ all-stars revealed
January 13, 2004
Get ready to welcome Rudy, Richard, Tina and other favorite “Survivor” castaways for a rematch on the upcoming “Survivor: All-Stars” competition.
Bush, Fox let bygones be bygones
January 13, 2004
President Bush and Mexican President Vicente Fox forged agreement Monday on the contentious issues of immigration and Iraq, ending two years of discord that followed the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Poll: Public cool to Bush space plans
January 13, 2004
President Bush’s plan to build a space station on the moon and eventually send astronauts to Mars hasn’t grabbed the public’s imagination, an Associated Press poll suggests.
Catholic audit raises issue of how to supervise abusive priests
January 13, 2004
The church review of whether Roman Catholic bishops are doing enough to prevent sex abuse showed that at least 150 credibly accused priests had moved out of their dioceses, raising worries that offenders are living unsupervised in places where most people know nothing about them.
Endangered Species Act under fire
January 13, 2004
The cowboy hat-wearing rancher who chairs the House committee in charge of environmental policy says he’s finished trying to recast the Endangered Species Act in one fell swoop.
Winterburg services
January 13, 2004
Lois Winifred Donahue
January 13, 2004
Candy Ann Oldaker
January 13, 2004
Arthur R. Jones
January 13, 2004
Leora Mae Reed
January 13, 2004
Driver in fatal chase now also faces drug charges
January 13, 2004
The driver accused of killing a Lawrence woman during a high-speed police pursuit now faces drug charges on top of his second-degree murder charge.
Transportation budget revives stalled projects
January 13, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Monday offered a plan to revive highway projects stalled when road dollars were diverted last year to pay for other cash-strapped state programs.
Big 12 to review Mizzou melee
Washington not planning to discipline Jayhawks
January 13, 2004
Big 12 Conference officials are expected to determine this week what action to take in the wake of a brawl after Saturday’s Kansas-Missouri women’s basketball game in Columbia, Mo.
Defense costly for K.C.
Coordinator’s future with Chiefs uncertain
January 13, 2004
Kansas City was undefeated in its first nine games, but the Chiefs were 4-4 in their last eight. It was a startling decline, the sort of thing to be expected when a wave of injuries strikes a team.
KU to start season in Hawaii
Five days, seven games for Jayhawks
January 13, 2004
Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price absolutely loves going to Hawaii in January. Price doesn’t care about palm trees and posh accommodations. He’s not so fond of the turquoise water surrounding the islands, and you won’t find him building a sand castle on the beach or sipping a piña colada by water’s edge.
Jayhawks dealing with nagging injuries
Miles OK after suffering ankle sprain at practice; Lee set to return
January 13, 2004
For a scary moment Monday, it looked as if Kansas University’s basketball team had lost one Portland, Ore., native to injury just as another was healing. “I was worried there for a second,” KU junior Michael Lee said after watching fellow Oregonian Aaron Miles suffer a mild right ankle sprain in an afternoon practice at Allen Fieldhouse. “But when I heard Aaron joking around (while being treated by trainer), I knew he was OK.”
CU next test for Jayhawks
January 13, 2004
Kansas University put the brakes on its seven-game losing streak Saturday against Missouri.
Where are they now?
January 13, 2004
Todd Trahan’s foot became a useful weapon for more than one coach at Free State. Not only did he set the single-season goals record on the soccer field his senior year with 17 (a mark since eclipsed by Nick Ens and Joel Angelone), but Trahan also served as kicker for the Firebirds football team, and booted 10 extra points during Free State’s 2000 season.
Haskell women clobber Coyotes
HINU rolls over Kansas Wesleyan after lengthy layoff
January 13, 2004
Haskell Indian Nations University’s women’s basketball team showed no ill effects after taking more than a month off.
NCAA grants KSU forward eligibility
January 13, 2004
Kansas State forward Dramane Diarra, suspended since November while the NCAA investigated his participation on teams in his home country of France, has been granted eligibility, coach Jim Wooldridge said Monday.
Pitt slips past Irish
January 13, 2004
Notre Dame finally found a streak it couldn’t stop. Julius Page and Jaron Brown led a second-half comeback, and No. 13 Pittsburgh shook off Chris Thomas’ 29 points and Notre Dame’s strong outside shooting for a 74-71 victory Monday night.
Syracuse mauls Mizzou, 82-68
January 13, 2004
Syracuse’s first trip outside New York was a big success. Hakim Warrick had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the 17th-ranked Orangemen pulled away in the second half to beat Missouri, 82-68, Monday night for their 12th straight victory.
Rocket plans one more year
Clemens ends retirement to sign with Houston
January 13, 2004
Roger Clemens throws quite a curveball, too. Clemens changed course Monday, ending his much-balleyhooed retirement after only 78 days and agreeing to pitch with close friend Andy Pettitte for their hometown Houston Astros.
New Husker coach sacks seven
Gill to remain on Nebraska staff as receivers coach
January 13, 2004
New Nebraska football coach Bill Callahan fired seven assistant coaches from the previous regime Monday.
6News video: Sebelius proposes tax increase for education
January 13, 2004
A $304 million infusion for public schools was the main point of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ State of the State address Monday evening.
6News video: Republican response to the State of the State address
January 13, 2004
House Speaker Doug Mays, R-Topeka, delivered the response to the governor’s speech.
6News video: Fossils moving to K.C. under collaboration deal
January 13, 2004
A new partnership between Kansas University and Science City will see fossils from the KU Natural History Museum on display in Kansas City.
6Sports video: Lee returns to lineup
January 13, 2004
Junior Michael Lee will be back in action Wednesday with a healed collarbone.
Harvey W. Nelson Jr.
January 13, 2004
Marcella Weber
January 13, 2004
Volunteers engineer Kansas rail-to-trail efforts
Revived group aims to add miles of recreational paths for outdoor enthusiasts
January 13, 2004
On an old Missouri Pacific Railroad corridor near Bushong recently, a stalwart group of volunteers braved winter winds to demonstrate what they do — work hard to turn sections of unused rail line into trail for bicyclists, hikers and equestrians.
Dale E. Unfred
January 13, 2004
Woodling: Fight no first for KU-MU
January 13, 2004
The guy on the other side of the room wanted to know if the rumble following Saturday’s Kansas-Missouri women’s basketball game would count in the Border War standings. And if the scrap does count, he queried, would the points be divided since it didn’t appear there was a clear-cut winner?
Fox tough, but effective
In two years, coach has taken team from 1-15 to NFC title game
January 13, 2004
John Fox took over a team in trouble. The Carolina Panthers were coming off a 1-15 season and ranked at the bottom of the NFL in almost every statistic. Fox arrived talking tough, vowing to implement a physical defense and a run-first offense that would turn the team around.
Win still sinking in for Eagles
January 13, 2004
The Eagles know they have to look forward now. They know they have to immediately set their sights on the Carolina Panthers, the final obstacle between them and the franchise’s first trip to the Super Bowl in 23 years.
Jacob Kleinberg
January 13, 2004
UPN banks on models
January 13, 2004
After fall fiascos like “Jake 2.0” and “Rock Me Baby,” the folks at UPN find themselves hoping that host Tyra Banks can recapture the magic and buzz of last summer’s surprise reality hit “America’s Next Top Model” (8 p.m., UPN).
Tobacco company appeals damages to Kansas smoker
$15 million too much, R.J. Reynolds Co. says
January 13, 2004
The R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. asked a federal appeals court Monday to toss out a $15 million judgment awarded to a Kansas smoker in a case experts say is unusual because the punitive damages were calculated by a judge, not a jury.
In the halls
January 13, 2004
How do you stay in shape?
Massive wall fortifies Jerusalem border
January 13, 2004
With the thud of tons of concrete hitting soft earth, Israel worked Monday to build a 25-foot-tall wall on the edge of Jerusalem, signaling Israel’s encirclement of the city is becoming permanent.
Briefly
January 13, 2004
¢ Gift scandal pressures governor to resign ¢ Space station air leak may have been solved ¢ Lawsuit challenges ban on polygamy ¢ Disney closing animation studio
Briefly
January 13, 2004
¢ Presidential primary has virtually no clout ¢ Walking’s benefit shown for weight control ¢ Third SARS case suspected
Tough enough
Area teens lift weights Olympic-style
January 13, 2004
When most people think of competitive Olympic-style weightlifting, they think of bodybuilders or professional wrestlers. They don’t think of Micah Clark, 15, of Lawrence.
Briefcase
January 13, 2004
¢ Retail sales to grow at faster pace in 2004 ¢ Serologicals to miss analysts’ profit forecast ¢ Westar pays down debt ¢ Ferrellgas strikes deal
U.S. terror effort expands to remote Saharan regions
January 13, 2004
The United States is expanding anti-terror efforts to the remote reaches of West Africa’s Sahara borders, dispatching U.S. troops and contractors to help seal the predominantly Islamic region to al-Qaida and its allies.
Wright services
January 13, 2004
New members seated as Legislature convenes
January 13, 2004
Legislators opened their 2004 session Monday with new colleagues to meet and the Statehouse under renovation.
Sebelius agenda analysis: Some items not addressed in speech
A televised round-table discussion followed the governor’s speech, featuring Bruce Baker, associate professor of teaching and leadership at Kansas University; Burdett Loomis, KU professor and chair of
January 13, 2004
Sebelius agenda analysis: Term may be rocky
A televised round-table discussion followed the governor’s speech, featuring Bruce Baker, associate professor of teaching and leadership at Kansas University; Burdett Loomis, KU professor and chair of
January 13, 2004
Divisions between Democrats and Republicans and within the GOP itself will spell trouble for the governor’s agenda.
Sebelius agenda analysis: Business unsure about tax increases
A televised round-table discussion followed the governor’s speech, featuring Bruce Baker, associate professor of teaching and leadership at Kansas University; Burdett Loomis, KU professor and chair of
January 13, 2004
Sebelius agenda analysis: Education woes difficult to repair
A televised round-table discussion followed the governor’s speech, featuring Bruce Baker, associate professor of teaching and leadership at Kansas University; Burdett Loomis, KU professor and chair of
January 13, 2004
Districts that have been underfunded for years will need special attention.
Sebelius agenda analysis: Budgetary balance may not have been reached
A televised round-table discussion followed the governor’s speech, featuring Bruce Baker, associate professor of teaching and leadership at Kansas University; Burdett Loomis, KU professor and chair of
January 13, 2004
Savings based on methods other than budget cuts may not be a viable long-term solution for the state.
Sebelius agenda analysis: Government needs to balance one-time, continuing expenditures
A televised round-table discussion followed the governor’s speech, featuring Bruce Baker, associate professor of teaching and leadership at Kansas University; Burdett Loomis, KU professor and chair of
January 13, 2004
Sebelius agenda analysis: Previous cuts show need for increase
A televised round-table discussion followed the governor’s speech, featuring Bruce Baker, associate professor of teaching and leadership at Kansas University; Burdett Loomis, KU professor and chair of
January 13, 2004
The current budgetary shortfall has been a result of both the economic downturn and cuts made during more prosperous times.
6Sports video: Haskell notches second win of season
January 13, 2004
The Indians defeated No. 21-ranked Friends University 86-82 Monday night.
6Sports video: Padgett should be back soon
January 13, 2004
The freshman will miss the Kansas State game but could be back as early as Saturday.
6News video: School officials encouraged by speech
January 13, 2004
Teacher salaries are the main item of concern for Supt. Randy Weseman.
Daily ticker
January 13, 2004
City officials propose traffic-flow regulations
January 13, 2004
Lee Sigley doesn’t live far from 23rd Street, but he still tries to avoid the traffic-heavy road on his daily drive to work downtown. “It’s bad, very bad,” Sigley said Monday afternoon, after having lunch at a 23rd Street restaurant. “Sometimes to get from stoplight to stoplight takes 15 minutes. It’s not my favorite thing to do.”
Newsletter gives voice to Lawrence’s homeless
January 13, 2004
Every three months, Craig Sweets gives Lawrence’s homeless a chance to be heard. “I want them to have a voice. I want to let all of Lawrence know what it’s like to be living on the street,” said Sweets, volunteer publisher of Change of Heart, a quarterly newsletter written by and for the city’s homeless.
Council president to present KU workshop
January 13, 2004
The president of the American Council of Learned Societies will conduct a workshop for Kansas University faculty Feb. 2.
School officials welcome governor’s proposals
January 13, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ plan for raising taxes at least $304 million to boost public education spending brought a quick smile Monday night to the faces of Lawrence school officials.
Jury selection starts today
Former NBA player Williams hopes to avoid long prison sentence in death of limo driver
January 13, 2004
Once a fierce NBA rebounder and wisecracking television commentator, Jayson Williams is now a defendant who hopes to avoid a long prison sentence in the shooting death of a limo driver.
Appeal on 9-11 detentions rejected
January 13, 2004
The Supreme Court said Monday it would not second-guess the government’s holding in secret hundreds of foreigners after the Sept. 11 attacks.
$304 million tax increase proposed for education
GOP predicts economy’s ‘death spiral’
January 13, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius waited until the cameras were turned off Monday to propose increases in state income, sales and property taxes to fund a $304 million spending increase for public schools.
Horoscopes
January 13, 2004
100th U.S. soldier dies in Afghanistan
January 13, 2004
An American soldier returning from a patrol became the 100th fatality in the U.S. military’s two-year Afghan campaign when his vehicle collided with a truck, highlighting the dangers facing U.S. forces in a nation roiled by a stubborn Taliban insurgency.
Winners and losers
When politics wins out in Topeka, the state usually is the loser.
January 13, 2004
As the Kansas Legislature begins its 2004 session, politics seems to be playing the starring role.
Virtual charter school steps closer to reality
January 13, 2004
Lack of public comment Monday didn’t alarm Lawrence school board members as they cleared another hurdle toward development of a computer-based charter school. “I would take it to mean there wasn’t any vehement effort against it,” said Leni Salkind, the board’s vice president.
Jackson advisers plot strategy
January 13, 2004
Michael Jackson’s inner circle met Monday at a posh Beverly Hills hotel to look at the entertainer’s business affairs, four days before his first court appearance on child molestation charges.
Delay proposed on opening juvenile detention center
January 13, 2004
A $34 million juvenile prison nearing completion could sit empty for longer than expected.
Jankovich has new perspective on KU-KSU rivalry
January 13, 2004
Tim Jankovich stays in touch with his former Kansas State basketball teammates — Rolando Blackman, Ed Nealy, Eddie Elder, Dean Danner and Randy Reed to name a few.
HINU topples Falcons
January 13, 2004
It wasn’t chaos, but Haskell Indian Nation’s University’s men’s basketball squad went a little crazy Monday night at Coffin Sports Complex.
Bryant hurt in Lakers’ win
Los Angeles guard reinjures shoulder against Cavs
January 13, 2004
Lakers standout Kobe Bryant sprained his surgically repaired right shoulder Monday night and sat out the second half of an 89-79 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
KU, Science City collaborate for dinosaur exhibit
Lyle and friends to visit K.C. for display as local museum plans appear extinct
January 13, 2004
Lyle is about to take a bath and stretch his legs. The 150-million-year-old, 60-foot-long camarasaur will be prepared for public exhibition later this year, thanks to a new partnership between the Kansas University Natural History Museum and Science City at Union Station.
Correction
January 13, 2004
Todd Mildfelt, author of “The Secret Danites: Kansas’ First Jayhawkers,” will speak at 2 p.m. Feb. 29 at Constitution Hall, 319 Elmore St., Lecompton. The presentation’s location was incorrect in Sunday’s Journal-World.
SRS budget warms few hearts
January 13, 2004
Advocates for the state’s poor and disabled were less than thrilled with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ proposed welfare budget.
Lawrence firms split on sales tax
School board member sees chamber survey as positive sign
January 13, 2004
The Lawrence business community is nearly evenly split on the idea of a local sales tax to support public education, according to a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce survey.
KU sees big drop in National Merit scholars
January 13, 2004
Emily Moisan is a rarity at Kansas University this year — she’s a National Merit scholar from outside Kansas. Moisan, from St. Charles, Mo., is one of four of the highly sought-after freshman scholars to attend KU from out of state, down from 45 last year. Overall, the number of KU’s National Merit scholars — including those from Kansas — are down to 49 this year from 99 last year.
Area briefs
January 13, 2004
¢ Mobile home blaze blamed on wiring ¢ Two sentenced for 2002 robbery at Lawrence inn ¢ County to split cost of Eudora street study ¢ Sixth-grader earns donation for school ¢ Judge to rule in lawsuit by landlords, tenants
Baker’s Reeves honored
January 13, 2004
Baker University running back John Reeves has earned second-team NAIA All-America football honors. Reeves, a junior from Palestine, Texas, rushed for 1,550 yards and 15 touchdowns last season. His biggest game was a 274-yard, three-TD performance against Graceland.
Texas Tech making major strides
Led by standout Emmett, Knight’s Red Raiders look like league contenders
January 13, 2004
Texas Tech finally entered the Top 25 Monday, but it didn’t take a nine-game winning streak and a national ranking for the rest of the Big 12 Conference to know how good coach Bob Knight’s team is this season.
Coaches’ moves playing vital role in playoffs
January 13, 2004
Mike Martz played for a tie and lost. The Eagles’ Andy Reid played for a win and won, although he had to wait until overtime after trying to score a go-ahead TD in regulation and almost losing his gamble.
Plan includes higher ed increase
But administration would see cuts to fund salary increase for faculty
January 13, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ budget proposal includes $15.9 million in new money for the state’s higher education system, and a 3 percent salary increase for those who work for colleges and universities. But it also includes more than $12 million in administrative cuts, mostly from purchasing and information technology budgets.
On the record
January 13, 2004
Sebelius proposes tax increase for education
January 13, 2004
Cities and counties would forgo state aid for a third straight year but taxes would be raised to give school districts more money under proposals outlined by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius in her State of the State address.
Sebelius plan: $300 million; higher sales, income, property taxes
January 13, 2004
Calling it a matter of public duty, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Monday the state should spend $300 million more on public schools over the next three years by raising taxes.
People
January 13, 2004
¢ Diana Ross won’t stand trial ¢ The neurotic director ¢ Musical causing commotion ¢ ‘Frasier’ series to end