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DeSoto teacher a finalist for national teacher of year
January 14, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 3:44 p.m.) A DeSoto middle school teacher is among four finalists for national teacher of the year.
Moore not ready to give endorsement
January 14, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 3:10 p.m.) U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, a Democrat who represents the east side of Lawrence in Congress, said he isn’t ready to endorse a candidate in the Democratic presidential race.
Flu nasal spray vaccine available soon
January 14, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 5:37 p.m.) Lawrence residents who were unable to get a flu shot earlier this winter have another, less painful, opportunity.
Ike’s granddaughter to speak at GOP event
January 14, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 11:55 a.m.) Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of Kansas native and former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, will help celebrate Kansas history and political heritage, by speaking at Kansas Day later ths month.
Lawrence students to perform in honor band
January 14, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 11:45 a.m.) Seventy students from Lawrence will perform Saturday with a junior high school honor band at the Lied Center.
Lambert elected to post
January 14, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 11:45 a.m.) Dan Lambert, president of Baker University, has been appointed treasurer of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
U.S. attorney concerned about city opposition to Patriot Act
January 14, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 5:17 p.m.) The state’s highest-ranking federal law enforcement official says he wants to talk to the Lawrence City Commission before it decides whether to oppose the Patriot Act.
Clark to run in Kansas Democratic caucuses
January 14, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 11:05 a.m.) Retired general and presidential candidate Wesley Clark added his name to the growing list of Democrats participating in the Kansas Caucuses, scheduled for March 13.
SRS plans forums to review governor’s budget proposal
January 14, 2004
(Updated Friday at 8:33 a.m.) The state’s social service agency will hold public meetings to review Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ budget proposal which, if enacted, could result in hundreds of people being made homeless.
Ballard to speak at King event in Capitol
January 14, 2004
(Updated Thursday at 10:20 a.m.) TOPEKA - State Rep. Barbara Ballard, a Lawrence Democrat, will be the featured speaker Thursday during a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in the Capitol.
Governor issues food safety orders
January 14, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 2:11 p.m.) Gov. Kathleen Sebelius today issued two executive orders that she said would improve food safety and streamline government. One order transfers many of the state’s food safety programs into the Kansas Department of Agriculture. The order comes on the heels of a legislative audit that said the state’s food inspection system was inefficient and costly.
David D. Shreves
January 14, 2004
New budget plan preserves Sixth St., U.S. 59 projects
Proposed bonds exclude South Lawrence Trafficway
January 14, 2004
Projects to rebuild Sixth Street and relocate U.S. Highway 59 remain on track under Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ proposal to restructure the state’s transportation program. But don’t look for any money to finish the South Lawrence Trafficway in her budget proposal.
Correction
January 14, 2004
An Associated Press story Sunday about an appeals court denying a request to appoint a guardian for a fetus of a mentally disabled rape victim erroneously reported which judge wrote the majority opinion. Judge Emerson R. Thompson wrote the majority opinion.
Task force studies smoking ban
January 14, 2004
The controversial and emotional issue of a public smoking ban may soon be back in the hands of the Lawrence City Commission. After nearly a year of trying to see through the haze that surrounds the issue, a special task force appointed by Mayor David Dunfield expects to present commissioners with a series of options to consider.
Coalition meets to assess needs of homeless
January 14, 2004
It wasn’t so long ago that Chris Collins was homeless on the streets of Lawrence, so incapacitated by depression that he couldn’t keep a job or function well around other people. Collins was saved, he said, by assistance from many of the agencies that serve the homeless here: Community Drop-In Center, Salvation Army, Independence Inc. and others. Those agencies helped him find treatment for depression and assisted him in getting off the streets into Section 8 housing.
Horrors beyond explanation
January 14, 2004
Repeat an unimaginably brutish and outrageous phrase often enough, and it becomes common parlance.
Bush aims to give NASA $1 billion budget boost
January 14, 2004
President Bush will seek to boost NASA’s budget by $1 billion over five years to help pay for his plan to put a base on the moon and to mount a manned expedition to Mars later in the century, a senior administration official said Tuesday.
Fire marshal warns department lacks resources to stop R.I.-type tragedy
January 14, 2004
On Feb. 20, 2003, the State Fire Marshal’s office received a complaint about a Montgomery County bar that one inspector deemed a “disaster waiting to happen.”
U.S. concessions aim to smooth relations
Leaders support hemisphere-wide trade area
January 14, 2004
The United States made concessions on free trade and battling corruption, easing tense relations with Latin American leaders as the 34-nation Summit of the Americas ended Tuesday.
Hawks hand Spurs rare loss
January 14, 2004
No one could have seen this coming. The defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs had won 17 of 18 games. The lowly Atlanta Hawks were coming off three straight embarrassing defeats.
Manning ‘phenomenal’
Many feel QB might as well be wearing a cape
January 14, 2004
Before nearly every play, Peyton Manning barks instructions to his teammates. He waves and points. Put a baton in his hand, and he could be an orchestra conductor.
Bears’ decision could be near
Chicago GM has met with Smith, Grimm
January 14, 2004
The Chicago Bears’ search for a coach is winding down. General manager Jerry Angelo said Tuesday he wanted time to think after a second interview with St. Louis defensive coordinator Lovie Smith, one of two finalists for the job. Pittsburgh offensive line coach Russ Grimm is the other finalist, though Angelo said he still might consider a third candidate from the NFL.
6News video: Congressman reports on two-day visit to Iraq
January 14, 2004
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, whose district includes east Lawrence, recently returned from a trip to Iraq, where he visited U.S. troops and the bunker where Saddam Hussein was captured by U.S. forces.
Briefly
January 14, 2004
¢ Insurgent’s relatives arrested ¢ Anti-Bush ad chosen ¢ Ex-Enron exec to plead guilty
Commission wants to tie teacher pay raises to student progress
January 14, 2004
If a new commission of government, business and education leaders has its way, all teachers will find a significant portion of their raises tied to progress by their students. Nationwide, salaries and raises are typically based on a teacher’s experience and education.
O’Neill denies use of classified material
January 14, 2004
Former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill on Tuesday denied that classified documents were used in a controversial new book in which he paints an unflattering portrait of President Bush. He softened some of his criticism in the face of a strong counterattack by the administration.
Home-state news media offer valid insight
January 14, 2004
America likes to elect governors and former governors to the presidency and, by and large, that is a healthy habit. Of the last five presidents, all but the elder George Bush prepped for the job in statehouses in Georgia, California, Arkansas and Texas. State executives learn valuable lessons about budgeting and about working with legislators. By and large, they are closer to the problems of everyday life — and more accountable for dealing with them — than senators or representatives, federal bureaucrats or generals.
People
January 14, 2004
¢ Actor reported missing ¢ Nugent cut by chainsaw ¢ Kutcher: No marriage plans ¢ Cheers, Ozzy!
Father’s feast: KU alumnus treats daughter, friends
January 14, 2004
Ted Applegate is the kind of guy who brings a bottle of 1966 Chateau LaFite Rothschild Bordeaux to a tailgate party. It was a father-daughter weekend at his daughter Noelle’s sorority during her senior year at Kansas University, and Applegate, a now-retired ophthalmologist from Hays, showed up with a bottle of the revered wine in hand.
Gardening plans sprout from catalogs
January 14, 2004
Every winter, just after New Year’s Day, I pull out the stack of seed catalogs that began amassing just before Thanksgiving and begin the process of planning my spring garden. This also is when I take stock of what’s new in vegetable seeds this year and make sure that my old favorites still will be available.
J-W seeking cook with sweet ambitions
January 14, 2004
The Journal-World would like to feature someone who knows how to turn on the charm — especially around Valentine’s Day — with their kitchen skills. Do you look forward to a special dinner or treat from a significant other each year?
City endorses builder licensing
January 14, 2004
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday welcomed a proposal to license building contractors and said the program should be extended to framers and foundation builders as well.
Congressman worries intelligence overstated Iraq weapons capabilities
January 14, 2004
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., said Tuesday that evidence to support President Bush’s claim Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction might never be found. Moore, who returned last week from a 2 1/2-day trip to Iraq, said intelligence information about Iraq’s military capabilities might have been overstated.
Governor busy raising funds, paying consultants
January 14, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius didn’t take a breather from fund raising after her election. In 2003, after her November 2002 victory, Sebelius raised $442,129 in contributions — mostly in $1,000-plus donations — and spent $336,797 — mostly on political consultants, according to her recently filed campaign finance report.
School plan stirs grumbling on State Board of Education
January 14, 2004
Some State Board of Education members expressed misgivings Tuesday about Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ school-finance plan, even though it embraces the board’s own proposal for a $100-per-pupil spending increase.
On the edge
The spending vision Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has outlined will require many funding pieces to fall into place.
January 14, 2004
The budget and supplemental education proposal presented Monday by Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius reflect spending priorities that most Kansans probably support. Public K-12 schools, state universities, social services, transportation and rural and urban economic development all stand to gain.
Students, professor set sights on Le Mans museum
January 14, 2004
Dennis Sander is somewhat of an expert on the Le Mans 24-hour auto race. Sander has been a fan for years, but the Kansas University associate professor of architecture and urban design began researching everything about the race in March 2003 to prepare a design program for his third-year architecture students in the fall.
Candidates doubled spending in city election
Campaign reports show more than $118K used for 2003 commission race, up from $66K in 2001
January 14, 2004
Campaign fund-raising for the 2003 Lawrence City Commission election topped $118,000, newly released records reveal, nearly doubling the amount raised for the 2001 campaign.
Justices uphold use of roadblocks
January 14, 2004
The Supreme Court gave its conditional approval Tuesday to “informational checkpoints” on the nation’s streets, ruling that police may briefly stop traffic in order to inform vehicle occupants of a recent crime and ask if they have any information about it.
Human rights group accuses U.S. military of war crimes in Iraq
January 14, 2004
A top human rights group Tuesday accused the U.S. military of committing war crimes by demolishing homes of suspected insurgents and arresting the relatives of Iraqi fugitives.
U.N. to re-establish presence in Iraq
January 14, 2004
U.N. officials said Tuesday that a small team would return to Baghdad, Iraq, within two weeks, a symbolic move nearly three months after the United Nations withdrew its international staff because of security concerns.
Daily ticker
January 14, 2004
Image building tops governor’s plan
Biosciences, rural growth on agenda
January 14, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius would spend more than half of her proposed $3.21 million for economic revitalization on improving the state’s image. Lt. Gov. John Moore said Tuesday the state would spend $2.1 million on image building to attract tourists and new businesses.
KSU’s Frederick back in town
Kansas State walk-on son of ex-KU AD Bob
January 14, 2004
Mark Frederick, who grew up in and around Allen Fieldhouse, tonight will play college basketball in Kansas University’s tradition-rich building for the first time.
Briefly
January 14, 2004
¢ State must surrender Limbaugh records ¢ Giuliani firm to occupy former anthrax site ¢ Biotech crop plantings up 15 percent worldwide ¢ Decision postponed on wolf protection
Briefly
January 14, 2004
¢ Palestinian Authority nears default on payroll ¢ Government considers U.S. missile purchase ¢ Billions in oil revenue disappear from state ¢ U.N. official among dead in airplane crash
Shooting suspect agrees to plea on lesser charges
January 14, 2004
Another defendant in the shooting death of Lawrence resident Quincy M. Sanders has cut his potential sentence dramatically by making a deal with prosecutors.
Sebelius embraces call for state-owned casino
Expansion of gambling no sure bet with Legislature
January 14, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will propose a state-owned casino near the Kansas Speedway, but administration spokesmen said the door wasn’t closing on negotiations with American Indians or others seeking to develop gambling venues. “If this is done right, it would be a very big boost” to the economy, Sebelius’ chief counsel Matthew All told the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee on Tuesday.
Paris Hilton blacklisted as worst-dressed celebrity
January 14, 2004
Mr. Blackwell, chronicler of clothing catastrophes, poked fun at socialite-reality TV star Paris Hilton Tuesday for committing the worst fashion follies of the past year.
Dean now targeting rivals in effort to energize backers
January 14, 2004
Howard Dean is airing a new anti-war ad in Iowa while plotting to stem Wesley Clark’s surge in New Hampshire, where the race has closed to within 10 percentage points and forced Dean to shift strategy.
Dropout rates
January 14, 2004
Texas rolls past Wake Forest
Tucker’s 21 lead Longhorns past No. 4 Deacons
January 14, 2004
Texas was running and gunning, hitting three-pointers, forcing turnovers and grabbing rebounds. It simply wasn’t going to be Wake Forest’s night.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ features pork dishes
January 14, 2004
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Pork: A Trio of Tenderloin Entrees.”
On the record
January 14, 2004
Area girls: De Soto walks past Mill Valley
January 14, 2004
Mill Valley High turned deliberate — very deliberate — in an attempt to end a nine-game girls basketball losing streak to rival De Soto. It almost worked.
Ted Applegate’s recipes
January 14, 2004
City briefs
January 14, 2004
¢ ‘Spirit of Caring’ award nominees are sought ¢ Crane work to block Jayhawk Boulevard
City briefs
January 14, 2004
¢ Missing pickup, joy ride lead to suspect’s arrest ¢ Civil War-era novel topic of ‘River City’ ¢ Students to attend Right to Life Rally in D.C.
Wireless phones targeted for tax
Legislators likely to OK charge for 911 services
January 14, 2004
After twice hanging up on proposals to charge wireless phone users fees for 911 service, the Kansas Legislature is likely to let a monthly fee go through this year, a member of the House Utilities Committee said Tuesday.
Web sites torment victims’ families
January 14, 2004
Mary Kate Gach thought she had heard the last of Jack Trawick when he went to death row for murdering her daughter in 1992. Instead, Trawick’s twisted writings about how he beat, strangled and stabbed Stephanie Gach and killed other women are available to anyone who wants to read them on the Internet. Many of the writings were put there by a one-time pen pal and admirer of Trawick’s.
Kerouac manuscript hits road
January 14, 2004
Like the highway that inspired it, the first draft of author Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” rolls over nearly 120 feet of paper, a wandering narrative told in a continuous block of text.
Bachelorette’ has rose-y future on ABC
January 14, 2004
This time, it’s Meredith’s turn on “The Bachelorette” (8 p.m., ABC). But will the statuesque Oregonian be able to maintain her dark, moody allure? She was the sad girl of the last “Bachelor,” owing much of her mystique and appeal to the death of her grandmother. She also was surrounded by a bevy of would-be cheerleaders. Any woman might seem cool in a crowd that included Kelly Jo. As usual, 25 willing Romeos will arrive by the limo-load, but only 15 will receive a rose.
Senate to probe Muslim charities
January 14, 2004
The Senate Finance committee has asked the IRS to turn over confidential tax and financial records, including donor lists, for dozens of Muslim charities and foundations as part of a widening congressional investigation into alleged ties between tax-exempt organizations and terrorist groups, according to documents and officials.
Court to rule on ADA protections
January 14, 2004
A paraplegic who crawled up two flights of stairs to reach a public courtroom should have expected better under the law mandating that disabled people will not be locked out of buildings and opportunities that are open to others, his lawyer argued Tuesday at the Supreme Court.
Wayne Elbert Lee
January 14, 2004
Lawmakers report totals from war chests
January 14, 2004
Rep. Tom Sloan, a Lawrence Republican, has by far the largest campaign war chest among area state legislators, according to the latest filings with the Douglas County Clerk’s Office.
Study documents benefits of acupuncture
January 14, 2004
Recovering stroke patients benefited so much from acupuncture therapy that Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital cut short its study into the benefits of the ancient practice.
District opens center for parent resources
January 14, 2004
Lawrence parents now have a place to go learn more about the No Child Left Behind Act, Adequate Yearly Progress Reports and even ways to help children with their homework.
Ground broken for new animal testing lab
January 14, 2004
Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman broke ground Tuesday on the government’s new animal disease complex and said President Bush would ask for the final $178 million to complete it in his 2005 budget.
Teens accused of plotting Columbine-style attack
January 14, 2004
Two high school students were arrested and accused of creating an elaborate plan to re-create the bloody Columbine high school massacre on its five-year anniversary in April.
Gloomy view?
January 14, 2004
Iranian governors threaten to resign in election flap
January 14, 2004
Iran’s 27 governors threatened Tuesday to resign unless ruling clerics reverse a decision barring thousands of pro-reform candidates from elections, while the reformist president suggested he too may walk out.
European Union opens office in North Korea
January 14, 2004
Undaunted by blackouts, food shortages, crumbling infrastructure and a standoff over nuclear weapons, European businesses have opened their first chamber of commerce in communist North Korea.
Britain’s ‘Dr. Death’ commits suicide
January 14, 2004
The once-respected family doctor who became Britain’s worst serial killer was found hanged in his prison cell Tuesday, cheating his victims’ relatives of the one consolation they had hoped for — an explanation of his 23-year murder spree.
SEC: Brokerage recommendations favor companies who pony up
January 14, 2004
Wall Street brokerages routinely base their mutual fund recommendations on undisclosed payments from fund companies rather than on what’s best for their clients, regulators said Tuesday.
Mars rover ready to roll
January 14, 2004
NASA’s Spirit rover cut the last umbilical cord to its lander and rolled for the first time since reaching Mars, positioning itself for the start of its journey across the surface, officials said Tuesday.
KDOT leader backs governor’s budget
January 14, 2004
Some projects promised under the state’s 10-year highway improvement program will not be completed unless legislators provide additional revenue, Transportation Secretary Deb Miller said Tuesday.
Officials say Sebelius plan still equals higher ed cuts
Regents discuss ‘complicated’ budget proposal
January 14, 2004
Despite pumping an additional $18 million into the state’s higher education system, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ proposed budget would leave university administrators to cut about 2 percent out of their budgets, officials said Tuesday.
Wal-Mart audit unveils thousands of labor violations
Retail giant says report misrepresents activity
January 14, 2004
An internal audit of about 25,000 workers at Wal-Mart Stores found thousands of labor violations, including minors working during school hours and workers not taking breaks or lunches, a newspaper reported.
Commodities
January 14, 2004
Briefcase
January 14, 2004
¢ Greenspan concerned about U.S. trade policy ¢ SEC widens investigation ¢ Kodak set to dump advanced photo program
Gill to remain on Nebraska staff
Former All-Big Eight quarterback to coach receivers
January 14, 2004
Former Nebraska football standout Turner Gill is staying with the Cornhuskers.
Missouri mystified by 6-6 beginning
Tigers’ prospects for fifth straight NCAA Tournament berth could be in jeopardy
January 14, 2004
A season that appeared loaded with promise has become a win-some, lose-some proposition for Missouri.
Notes
January 14, 2004
Area boys: Ottawa thumps Turner
January 14, 2004
Lee Baldwin scored 27 points, and Ottawa High hit nine three-pointers in an 84-36 boys basketball rout of Kansas City Turner.
Free State rules pool
FSHS sets 5 records in triangular win
January 14, 2004
Free State High swimming and diving coach Annette McDonald said her club had a pretty good afternoon Tuesday. She might have been understating.
KSU rolls past O-State
January 14, 2004
Nicole Ohlde missed her first three layups, all of them right under the basket. Then she misfired on a pair of free throws.
Soup, stew cookbook includes Asian dish
January 14, 2004
For this one-bowl, main-dish dinner with its distinct Japanese flavor, look for soba, mirin and dashi in the Asian section of your local supermarket or at an Asian grocery store.
Pasta recipe offers taste of BLT
January 14, 2004
How about a pasta variation on your BLT?
6News video: Coalition on homeless meets
January 14, 2004
Affordable transitional housing topped the list of requests in a meeting sponsored by the Lawrence Coalition on Homeless Concerns.
6News video: Smoking soon to be on agenda at city hall
January 14, 2004
The task force on public smoking, which has studied the issue for nearly a year, will soon be ready to present its opinions to the City Commission.
Panel studies funding for cell phone 911 systems
January 14, 2004
Wireless telephone users would pay additional charges to help improve 911 emergency service across the state under legislation reviewed Tuesday by the House Utilities Committee.
Governor, Republicans differ on size of tax plan
January 14, 2004
Some Republicans think Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and her aides are underestimating the size of her proposal to raise taxes for schools.
6Sports video: Simien to play through injury
January 14, 2004
Wayne Simien plans to play against Kansas State and for the rest of the season, despite suffering a minor injury.
6Sports video: KU baseball looking for strong season
January 14, 2004
Big things are expected for Coach Price and his returning players following last year’s successful season.
6Sports video: No brawl ruling yet from Big 12
January 14, 2004
The conference office has a copy of a tape of the fight that broke out following the Kansas-Missouri game, and an announcement about punishment is expected within 24 hours.
6Sports video: Colorado downs Kansas women
January 14, 2004
Their defensive effort is of concern to the Jayhawks following their 59-49 loss at home.
6Sports video: Cardinals break Spring Hill streak
January 14, 2004
Birthday girl Lauren Kracl lead the way as Eudora defeated Spring Hill for the first time since 1999.
Buffaloes’ bombs doom Jayhawks
KU can’t overcome eight CU three-pointers in ‘frustrating’ defeat
January 14, 2004
Two Kansas University double-doubles weren’t enough to overcome too many Colorado triples. Fifteenth-ranked Colorado drilled eight three-point goals and withstood a late charge to topple KU, 59-49, in women’s basketball Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
Free State solves O-East
Firebird boys trip Hawks for first time ever
January 14, 2004
Since the school opened in the fall of 1997, Free State High’s boys never had defeated Sunflower League rival Olathe East. The Hawks had won all nine meetings prior to Tuesday, but the Firebirds (5-2 overall, 3-0 Sunflower League) made sure the Hawks wouldn’t make the streak a perfect 10.
LHS girls regain form, clip SMNW
January 14, 2004
Remember these Lions? The same Lawrence High girls basketball team picked to win the Sunflower League in preseason? They’ve stumbled of late, causing a touch of doubt to overpower all that talent. No worries. LHS found the cure Tuesday, topping one of the Sunflower League’s titans on the road.
Robinson resigns K.C. post
Vermeil lauds courage of embattled defensive coordinator
January 14, 2004
Knowing how loyal Dick Vermeil always has been, Greg Robinson made a tough decision easier. After Kansas City’s embarrassing 38-31 home playoff loss Sunday to Indianapolis, the embattled defensive coordinator offered to resign if Vermeil thought “it would be the right thing for our football team.”
Medicare issue
January 14, 2004
Fitting tribute
January 14, 2004
KU hoping to carve 27th KSU notch
January 14, 2004
Bill Self has heard plenty about “The Streak” in his nine months at Kansas University. “It’s been brought to my attention more than once,” Self, KU’s first-year basketball coach, said with a smile. KU’s 26-game win streak over Kansas State is on the line tonight at Allen Fieldhouse. Tipoff for the Big 12 Conference battle between No. 14-ranked KU (9-2, 1-0) and unranked K-State (8-3, 0-0) is 7:05 p.m., with a live telecast on channels 4 and 13.
Analysis: Sebelius talking conservative but proposing tax-and-spend plan
January 14, 2004
If Gov. Kathleen Sebelius seeks a second term in 2006, TV viewers won’t see any negative Republican ads that show her calling for a tax increase — at least not from her 2004 State of the State speech.
Extension offering PATH to better health for seniors
January 14, 2004
PATH, the acronym for Personal Actions To Health, is being offered to individuals ages 55 and older. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday and Fridays from Feb. 18 to April 16 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H.
Horoscopes
January 14, 2004
Baker close to hiring football coach
January 14, 2004
Baker University’s search for a new football coach is headed down the home stretch. BU athletic director Dan Harris said Tuesday he planned to interview the last of four finalists for the vacancy today.
Rose dishonors baseball, himself
January 14, 2004
In an age when nothing matters, except celebrity, you can’t blame Pete Rose for thinking his gambling on baseball would no longer impede his entry into the Hall of Fame.
D.C. primary not politics as usual
January 14, 2004
In the first vote of the Democratic presidential primary season, many voters who went to the polls here Tuesday did something unusual: They cast blank ballots.
Cell phone distraction linked to deadly school bus crash
January 14, 2004
A truck driver fumbling for a cell phone plowed his tractor-trailer into a stopped school bus Tuesday in rural North Carolina, killing a 5-year-old girl as she boarded the bus, troopers said. Her mother and more than a dozen other children were injured.