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Briefly
July 3, 2004
¢ Car dealer gives money to schools ¢ Driver’s license numbers to change ¢ Kids Voting Kansas receives $10,000 grant
Titan holds onto its secrets as Cassini peers into murky atmosphere
July 3, 2004
Saturn’s giant moon Titan refused to give up its secrets Friday as the Cassini spacecraft flew by for the first time and peered into its murky atmosphere to try to see its surface.
66 Kansas military retirees to be tapped for active duty
July 3, 2004
Sixty-six soldiers from Kansas are being recalled to active duty for service in Iraq or Afghanistan, an Army spokeswoman said Friday.
Sebelius denies comment on civil service
Governor: System should be reformed, not abolished
July 3, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Friday denied she wanted to get rid of the civil service system for state employees, but added it was “outmoded” and should be changed.
Club news
July 3, 2004
Briefcase
July 3, 2004
¢ Intrust names president of Lawrence operations ¢ Jostens to add jobs ¢ Jury rules in favor of Kansas gas plant ¢ Burger King seeks leader
Hospitals settle Medicaid dispute
University of Kansas Hospital expected to receive $8 million payment
July 3, 2004
University of Kansas Hospital officials on Friday announced the settling of a yearlong dispute that’s expected to trigger the release of millions of dollars in Medicaid payments from the federal government.
Briefly
July 3, 2004
¢ Ottawa couple recovering from house fire injuries ¢ Explosive material found at city waste facility ¢ County Road 1029 reopens to traffic ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Briefly
July 3, 2004
¢ Freedom Tower construction to begin ¢ Cereal Spider-Man toy won’t go to Conn., N.H. ¢ Formerly conjoined twins head home early ¢ Court asked to take up first detainee cases
Constant togetherness can challenge couple
July 3, 2004
Do you think it is healthy for a husband and wife to work together, and to be in each other’s company 24 hours a day?
Religion briefs
July 3, 2004
Engagements
July 3, 2004
Society calendar
July 3, 2004
Fahrenheit’ stirs new anger in political left
July 3, 2004
“Fahrenheit 9/11” made me angrier than any movie I’ve ever seen.
People
July 3, 2004
¢ Crosby pleads to gun charge ¢ ESPYs to honor Tillman ¢ AIDS conference gets energized ¢ Ruck counts lucky stars
Guest thanks
July 3, 2004
Balancing act
Catholics contemplate how much influence teachings have on voting
July 3, 2004
In a May pastoral letter to 125,000 parishioners in Colorado Springs, Colo., Bishop Michael Sheridan advocated that Communion should be denied to politicians who don’t support the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings on issues such as abortion rights, gay marriage, euthanasia and stem cell research.
Christian retailers look for niche
Bookstore owners scope out future best sellers
July 3, 2004
It was a sign from above that the Christian book industry is changing.
Daily ticker
July 3, 2004
High water, high drama
Family members, 11-year-old rescued in separate incidents
July 3, 2004
The sudden power of Mother Nature was on display in two instances Friday that required rescues to avert tragedy.
Mayer: New fieldhouse seating should promote heavy gawking
July 3, 2004
Early basketball games at Kansas University the coming season will have a Motion Picture Academy Awards atmosphere.
Royals acquire Mateo
July 3, 2004
Outfielder Ruben Mateo was traded Friday by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Kansas City Royals for cash. Mateo, a one-time top prospect with the Rangers and Reds, hit .242 with three homers and seven RBIs in 19 games from May 19 to June 25, when he was designated for assignment.
Nancy Elyse Hall
July 3, 2004
Weather dampens first-day fireworks sales
Rain a boon to other businesses
July 3, 2004
Flash flooding Friday meant a bad start to business for several fireworks stands around Lawrence, but plumbers and hardware stores got a business boost from homeowners with flooded basements and broken sump pumps.
She’s got it covered
July 3, 2004
Briefly
July 3, 2004
¢ Bush taps KU law grad for high-level Army post ¢ Vermont-to-Mexico Monarch journey logged
Reversed call aids Cubs
Zambrano effective in win over White Sox
July 3, 2004
Carlos Zambrano’s day started with a near-miss, with umpires reversing what at first appeared to be a grand slam near the right-field foul pole.
Quilts aired out for photo shoot
Spencer database eventually will make museum’s whole collection available online
July 3, 2004
When volunteers this week began hauling decades-old quilts out of storage at the Spencer Museum of Art, they did more than shake the dust off.
Briefly
July 3, 2004
¢ President vows to send troops to Darfur region ¢ Presbyterian Church rejects measure to allow gay clergy ¢ Judge blocks Sundays-off law from taking effect now ¢ Earthquake leaves 18 dead
Every day a blessing’ for Korean War veteran
July 3, 2004
Bernie Hill had barely arrived in Korea when enemy mortar shells started dropping all around him.
De-Lovely’ is too darn cold
Cole Porter film offers cursory glance at composer’s life
July 3, 2004
What a horrible irony that “De-Lovely,” the story of Cole Porter, should be so off-key.
NBA players skewered in new book
Author Benedict calls them pampered, protected, excessively paid adolescents who are never told no
July 3, 2004
Should you choose to read Jeff Benedict’s book “Out of Bounds: Inside The NBA’s Culture of Rape, Violence, and Crime” (Harper Collins, $24.95), you will never look at pro basketball players quite the same.
Kerry targets rural America
July 3, 2004
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry on Friday talked up his economic and energy policies as he sought to chip away at President Bush’s support among rural voters.
Padres pummel Royals
Five San Diego homers doom Reyes, Kansas City
July 3, 2004
Phil Nevin homered in consecutive at-bats, and Humberto Quintero, Brian Buchanan and Brian Giles also connected, leading the San Diego Padres past the Kansas City Royals, 7-5, Friday night.
LHABA All-Star game postponed
Game will be made up later this season
July 3, 2004
The Houk/Ice and Heinrich leagues All-Star game, originally scheduled for tonight, has been postponed because of poor field conditions resulting from the recent rain.
Scouting news
July 3, 2004
War’s political impact pending
July 3, 2004
For months, President Bush and his top advisers have seen this week’s transfer of Iraqi sovereignty as a crucial turning point in the effort to create a functioning democracy in the country long brutalized and subjugated by Saddam Hussein.
Horoscopes
July 3, 2004
Area Fourth of July events
July 3, 2004
Briefly
July 3, 2004
¢ U.S., Afghan troops kill 5 Taliban, officials say ¢ Gay clergyman named dean of cathedral ¢ Ten defendants found guilty in pedophilia trial ¢ Car bomb raises fear of violence in southeast
Around and about
July 3, 2004
Television bangs out July 4 fare
July 3, 2004
Pomp, patriotism and pyrotechnics dominate July 4th programming. Barry Bostwick is host of “A Capitol Fourth 2004” (7 p.m. Sunday, PBS). Musical guests include Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Clay Aiken, Robin Gibb and Yolanda Adams. Erich Kunzel conducts the National Symphony Orchestra. Musical themes include a 150th-birthday salute to John Phillips Sousa, a medley of classic film scores and a posthumous tribute to Ray Charles. The evening culminates with rousing music accompanying the colorful fireworks display over the Washington Monument.
Snarled intent
July 3, 2004
Passing a law with the intent of enforcing it not uniformly but only in extreme cases seems like poor policy.
Canine rights
July 3, 2004
Traffic troubles
July 3, 2004
A high note
July 3, 2004
MU denies Clemons was paid
Missouri issues formal response to NCAA allegations
July 3, 2004
Missouri basketball coach Quin Snyder occasionally, but unintentionally, violated NCAA rules, the university said in a formal response to NCAA allegations. The response included a firm denial Snyder’s former top assistant gave a player $250 cash.
Court rejects Armstrong’s appeal
July 3, 2004
An appeals court Friday rejected Lance Armstrong’s attempt to force a publisher to insert the cycling standout’s denial of doping allegations into copies of a new book.
Sharon ready to move barrier closer to Israel
July 3, 2004
Israel will review “every kilometer” of the 310-mile stretch of West Bank barrier not yet built to check whether Palestinian rights and international law are being violated, an Israeli official said Friday.
National briefs
July 3, 2004
¢ Buddhist dissident allowed to leave Vietnam ¢ Religion News Service names new editor
Wedding
July 3, 2004
FCE and 4-H news
July 3, 2004
Anniversary
July 3, 2004
Military news
July 3, 2004
Military bases on alert for Coke’s GPS promotion
Soft drink company says concerns unwarranted
July 3, 2004
There’s a new security threat at some of the nation’s military bases — and it looks uncannily like a can of Coke.
Analysts expect high heating costs this winter
July 3, 2004
As if steep gasoline prices this summer weren’t enough to make consumers grumpy, the energy crunch also could lead to higher home heating costs this winter.
New construction projects may face increased water, sewer system fees
July 3, 2004
City Hall is poised to add another $1,000 to the cost of building a new house in Lawrence.
Self: ‘I like what I’m doing’
Coach uncertain about Krzyzewski’s future
July 3, 2004
Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski needs the long holiday weekend to decide whether his coaching future remains in college in Durham, N.C., or in Los Angeles with the NBA’s Lakers.
Raiders rout BV West in Bartlesville
July 3, 2004
Taylor Martin smashed two home runs, lifting the Lawrence Raiders to an 11-3 pounding of Blue Valley West in pool play Friday at the Bartlesville American Legion baseball tournament.
Nader accuses Kerry of ‘dirty tricks’
July 3, 2004
Independent candidate Ralph Nader, denied a spot on the Arizona ballot, on Friday accused the Democrats and presidential candidate John Kerry of engaging in political “dirty tricks.”
5 die in workplace shooting
ConAgra employee kills four colleagues, self
July 3, 2004
A gunman killed four employees of a meatpacking plant, wounded three others Friday afternoon, and was later found among the dead, police said.
Edwardsville mayor says neighbors harassed her family for years before arrest
July 3, 2004
For more than four years, Stephanie Eickhoff wouldn’t let her children play in the front yard for fear a couple down the street would hurt them.
Corps to shorten barge navigation season
July 3, 2004
The commercial barge season on the Missouri River will be shortened by 47 days because of new water conservation measures in a revised operating manual, the Army Corps of Engineers said.
Labor market wavering
Jobless rate remains unchanged in June
July 3, 2004
Employers hired less help in June than economists anticipated — adding 112,000 new payroll jobs — and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.6 percent for a third straight month.
Credits roll as acting world mourns Brando’s death
July 3, 2004
Marlon Brando, who revolutionized American acting with his Method performances in “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “On the Waterfront” and went on to create the iconic character of Don Vito Corleone in “The Godfather,” has died. He was 80.
Portraits of Honor: Marine sees memorial to completion
July 3, 2004
The work is finally done. Four years and more than $200,000 after then-Mayor Erv Hodges and a small group of Lawrence residents began their efforts, the Douglas County Memorial of Honor will be dedicated this morning at the Lawrence Visitor Center, 402 N. Second St.
Streets, 911 switchboard flooded after downpour
July 3, 2004
Even a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka found Friday afternoon’s downpour in the Lawrence area “very impressive and very unusual.”
Jordan, Yemen offer troops to help Iraq
July 3, 2004
Jordan and Yemen offered troops to Iraq — a major policy shift that could be an attempt to encourage other Arab and Muslim nations to help the country’s new U.S.-backed government restore security.
Al-Sadr calls for continued resistance
July 3, 2004
Rebellious Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr warned Friday that the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq had not ended with the recent handover of limited political powers to an interim government and called on his followers to continue resisting the large presence of foreign troops in the country.
Three U.S. soldiers charged in Iraqi’s drowning death
July 3, 2004
Three U.S. soldiers have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the drowning of an Iraqi detainee who was shoved off a bridge near Baghdad in January, the military said Friday.
Judge in first post 9-11 terror trial interviewed in FBI probe
July 3, 2004
The federal judge who oversaw the first major terror trial after Sept. 11 has been interviewed by FBI agents investigating allegations of misconduct in the case, a rare instance in which a jurist has become a witness in a case he continues to preside over.
MLB briefs
July 3, 2004
¢ Brenly fired by Arizona; Pedrique takes over ¢ Neagle has operation ¢ Rolen plans to get MRI
Fatal accidents on U.S. Highway 50 lead to increased safety procautions
July 3, 2004
Shirley and John Cafferty, both in their 50s, were happily looking forward to celebrating their first anniversary. Chris and Michelle Bogner, a generation younger, had been married for 14 months and were expecting their first child.
Fontella M. Hyde
July 3, 2004
Richard H. ‘Tiny’ Lenahan
July 3, 2004
Holiday closings
July 3, 2004
Government offices and public services in Lawrence and Douglas County will be closed Monday in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
Armstrong prepared for changes
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July 3, 2004
It’s a valid question: Did Tour de France organizers design a course specifically to thwart Lance Armstrong’s drive for a record sixth win?
One sweet ride
Lawrence racing fan enjoys trip in IRL car at Speedway
July 3, 2004
Lawrence’s Larry Sinks traveled Thursday to the Kansas Speedway to let one of his friends borrow a car for the weekend.
KU pledge forms mailed
July 3, 2004
Fund Drive 2005 pledge forms have been mailed this week to all current Kansas University athletic department donors and season-ticket holders.
On the record
July 3, 2004
Pirates take two, stretch winning streak to seven
July 3, 2004
Jason Bay had an eight-RBI game for the second time in less than a year, and the Pittsburgh Pirates ran their winning streak to seven by beating the Milwaukee Brewers, 13-2, Friday night for a doubleheader sweep.
Leonard Pitts video clips
July 3, 2004
People and places
July 3, 2004
Apartment complex plans to build $15M expansion
Legends project to add 172 units to rental market
July 3, 2004
Despite a plethora of “For Rent” signs around the city, a Lawrence apartment complex is planning a $15 million expansion that will add 172 units to the market.
E-mail rumor turns out to be false
July 3, 2004
An Internet story has been sent out to many pet breed memberships and animal support group Web sites and mailing lists concerning the Swiffer WetJet.
Christeen S. Davis
July 3, 2004
KU assembling solid recruiting class
Analyst praises Mangino, staff for landing several early commitments including top Kansas talent
July 3, 2004
Kansas University wasted no time landing two of the top high school football recruits in the state.
Painting, sculpture show among July 4 fun
July 3, 2004
Looking for something to do this weekend between fireworks displays and barbecues? This evening stop by Ad Astra Gallery, 205 W. Eighth St., and check out sculptures and paintings created at Dragon’s Haven Artworks, a studio northwest of Lawrence. Artists Jay Alexander, Maggie Jones and Ingrid Alexander will be on hand to chat about their work.
Faith forum
July 3, 2004
Around and about
July 3, 2004