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More storms expected tonight
July 5, 2004
(Web Posted Monday at 7:11 a.m.) Lawrence residents can expect to see a few more lingering showers through the morning, but the storms that thundered through the area overnight had moved off to the east by 7 a.m., said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
River City Chronicles: John Brown’s role in abolition
July 5, 2004
Historian Matthew Veatch and Kansas University assistant professor of history Jonathan Earle describe the radical nature of John Brown’s egalitarian social and political positions regarding blacks.
A&E series offers plane storytelling
July 5, 2004
When Frank Sinatra recorded the song “Come Fly with Me” about a half-century ago, the notion of air travel still had a certain luxurious cache. After all, the “Chairman of the Board” wasn’t catching a connecting flight between Milwaukee and Duluth, Minn.; he was off to “llama land” or “far Bombay” or other places where the “air is rarified” and offered “exotic booze.”
N.Y. begins rebuilding at Ground Zero
Laying of cornerstone one of many holiday events as nation celebrates anniversary of independence
July 5, 2004
Less than three years after the World Trade Center was destroyed, the rebuilding of the emotionally charged site began Sunday with the laying of a 20-ton granite cornerstone, a symbolic act that officials said demonstrated the power and endurance of freedom on America’s 228th birthday.
Troops in Iraq celebrate holiday
July 5, 2004
Like many military operations in Iraq, July 4th celebrations began at dawn.
Commentary: College basketball in big trouble
July 5, 2004
It was a perfect day for fireworks, and here was John Chaney, right on cue.
Clemens could throw to Piazza
Astros pitcher, Mets catcher will be teammates; Royals’ Harvey selected
July 5, 2004
Roger Clemens was picked for his first NL All-Star team Sunday, and Mike Piazza was elected by fans to start the July 13 game in Houston, putting the Rocket in line to throw the opening pitch to his nemesis.
Partisanship sidetracks key legislation
July 5, 2004
In its final act before the Independence Day break, the House of Representatives rejected alternative proposals from Republicans and Democrats designed to control federal spending and future budget deficits. Once again, partisanship prevented action on a project of national importance.
Sudanese fleeing to Chad
Deserts inadequate to support thousands of refugees
July 5, 2004
Clouds of sand billow around flimsy shelters that dot the parched and desolate plains. As the wind picks up, women lift the folds of their brilliant pink, blue and green veils to shield their faces from the enveloping dust.
Militants deny that captured U.S. Marine beheaded
July 5, 2004
An Islamic militant group denied Sunday that it had killed Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, a day after statements attributed to the group on two Web sites said the U.S. Marine had been beheaded.
Stem cell debate generates renewed interest
KU Med researchers pleased with emphasis after Reagan’s death
July 5, 2004
Researchers at Kansas University Medical Center are hopeful the death of President Reagan will breathe new life into stem cell research — an outcome they say could be the former president’s biggest legacy for future generations.
Briefly
July 5, 2004
¢ Protestant parade dispute ends peacefully ¢ Missiles hit Gaza Strip ¢ Former general poised to become president ¢ Complaint prepared against Saddam
Briefly
July 5, 2004
¢ Dole may give inaugural speech for Clinton institute ¢ Bush: U.S. is safer with Saddam in prison ¢ Armed Services chairman discourages return of draft
Armstrong cautious in first full stage
Five-time champion finishes back in pack; Kirsipuu’s late sprint good for victory
July 5, 2004
Lance Armstrong played it safe in the first full stage of the Tour de France. The five-time winner knows he has plenty of time.
Wells dominates woeful Royals
July 5, 2004
Sweeping the lowly Kansas City Royals turned out to be pretty painful for the San Diego Padres.
KU fans welcome at Canada games
Self encourages Jayhawk faithful to attend exhibitions, but doesn’t want to overshadow football opener
July 5, 2004
Kansas University’s men’s basketball fans have been known to travel to all corners of the United States to watch their beloved Jayhawks play games.
Rice pulls away for victory
American sneaks ahead to win IRL event over teammate Meira
July 5, 2004
Uncle Sam couldn’t have scripted it any better Sunday afternoon at Kansas Speedway.
George N. Heller
July 5, 2004
Government offices close for Independence Day
July 5, 2004
Government offices and public services in Lawrence and Douglas County will be closed today in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
Games under the gun
Violence drawing more response from lawmakers
July 5, 2004
In video games these days, you can strangle someone with a garrote (“Manhunt”), pop an enemy’s head off in a shower of gore with a sniper shot (“Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy”) and direct a teenager to shotgun a demon dog (“Silent Hill 3”).
Lawrence residents show their true colors
Parades, picnics precede 4th of July fireworks
July 5, 2004
Charles Hill has seen a lot of firework displays during his 69 years, but few were better than what he saw Sunday night at Burcham Park.
Bonds all-time walk king
Slugger sets bases-on-balls record, but Giants fall
July 5, 2004
Barry Bonds is advising Rickey Henderson not to try to make a comeback just to regain the walks record.
Universal remotes latest tool for couch potatoes
July 5, 2004
My son walked in and saw me sitting in front of the TV. I was embarrassed. He had caught me watching the Lifetime channel.
Police don’t expect to discover motive behind killing spree
July 5, 2004
After the final gunshot rang out, after the frantic first minutes of escape became hour after hour of anguish and confusion, there just didn’t seem to be anyone outside the meatpacking plant who knew just what had happened inside 4612 Speaker Road.
Horoscopes
July 5, 2004
People
July 5, 2004
¢ ‘Spider-Man 2’ poised to smash box-office record ¢ Actor charged for failing to register as sex offender ¢ No more waddling
Financial wreck?
Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn., deserves the community’s support as it tries to get back on a firm financial footing.
July 5, 2004
It’s troubling to hear County Commissioner Bob Johnson refer to the financial situation at Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. as a “train wreck.”
Basketball windfall
July 5, 2004
Too much
July 5, 2004
Try the T
July 5, 2004
Hamdi ruling reins in Bush
July 5, 2004
Yaser Hamdi has a foreign name, but he’s a U.S. citizen. As such, even if he were in cahoots with terrorists to destroy America, he should have his day in court. The point is, no citizen can be denied the rule of law.
Fahrenheit’ is fiction, not fact
July 5, 2004
Let’s stipulate this from the beginning: On one level, President George W. Bush and company richly deserve the unfair, distorted and highly partisan treatment they receive in Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11.” Moore is doing to Bush no more and no less than what the right-wing demagogues did to Bill Clinton and others they have considered insufficiently dedicated to their causes.
Experts: Don’t avoid the B-word
Planners say budgets full of rewards
July 5, 2004
For Katie Berry, the moment of truth arrived in the mail. “I would get a credit card bill that was over $1,000,” said the former Dallas lawyer, now a stay-at-home mom. “I would look at every entry, and very few of them were over $100. I would show my husband that and said, ‘What are we doing?’”
On the money
July 5, 2004
Saddled with payments to multiple outstanding student loans? Well, take heart. There is help available for graduates struggling to pay back student loans, namely through loan consolidation.
Blunders doom Raiders in loss to Fort Smith
July 5, 2004
Lawrence’s Raiders committed five errors and fell to Fort Smith, Ark., 12-6, Sunday in the semifinals of the Bartlesville American Legion baseball tournament.
Federer claims Wimbledon crown
Roddick falls in four sets; champ 3-0 in Grand Slam finals
July 5, 2004
hree championship matches, three victories — Roger Federer is a master of the Grand Slam final.
State delays release of students’ test scores
July 5, 2004
Results from state tests taken by school children across Kansas this spring, which provide school districts with information about where students are both succeeding and struggling, won’t be available until October — two months later than last year.
Patrols planned for deadly highway
July 5, 2004
After a series of deadly accidents on a stretch of U.S. 50, the Kansas Highway Patrol plans to increase the number of random inspections of tractor-trailers in the area.
Burge services
July 5, 2004
Krogh services
July 5, 2004
Harley-Davidson sponsors degree program at college
July 5, 2004
With the backing of Harley-Davidson Inc., Fort Scott Community College will begin offering a degree program this fall that teaches the applied science of motorcycles.
Commission to discuss land purchase
Agenda highlights ¢ 5:30 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
July 5, 2004
The Lawrence City Commission will meet an hour earlier than usual Tuesday behind closed doors to discuss a possible property purchase.
Four brothers headed to Iraq
July 5, 2004
When Jeff Scherzberg found out his three brothers in the U.S. Army Reserves were going to be sent back to Iraq, he decided the best thing to do would be to join them.
On the record
July 5, 2004
Blood drive volunteers needed
July 5, 2004
The Douglas County Chapter of the American Red Cross is having a blood drive Aug. 25 at First Christian Church, 221 W. 10th St., and volunteers are needed for the equipment load-in at 10:15 a.m. and load-out at 6:30 p.m. Loading and unloading of the blood drive equipment should take less than 45 minutes with a small team of volunteers. For more information, contact Jane Blocher at 843-3550.
Area briefs
July 5, 2004
¢ Divers recover body from Lake Perry ¢ Kansas GOP names convention delegates ¢ Groups organize education conference
City briefs
July 5, 2004
¢ Williams Fund mails pledge-drive forms ¢ LHS varsity squads take honors at cheer camp ¢ Pom squad wins awards
Lawmakers study during offseason
July 5, 2004
While the start of the 2005 legislative session in January may seem far away, lawmakers already are gearing up to study issues that will be critical to the state’s future.
Briefcase
July 5, 2004
¢ New software offers updates on eBay items ¢ Review finds many firms share online users’ data
State sets public hearings to review wastewater rules
July 5, 2004
Wastewater regulations that have been in the works for more than two years are ready for public scrutiny, state environmental officials say.
New principal targets homeschoolers
Lawrence Virtual School open to students statewide
July 5, 2004
Lawrence Virtual School Principal Gary Lewis has started what may be the most difficult part of his job: finding students.
Native American All-Star game to attract top football talent to Haskell
July 5, 2004
As many as 60 players from around the country will report Tuesday morning for the third annual Native American All-Star football game.
Sentencing decision may return quickly to high court
July 5, 2004
Just starting their summer break, Supreme Court justices may have to deal quickly with fallout from their decision that is changing the way judges sentence convicted criminals.
Justices made key decisions in last term
July 5, 2004
The U.S. Supreme Court heard 79 cases in the term ended last week. The members are Chief Justice William Rehnquist and, in order of seniority, Justices John Paul Stevens, Sandra Day O’Connor, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, David Souter, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer
Kerry offers new abortion views
Democrat, potential running mate travel in Iowa
July 5, 2004
As Sen. John Kerry campaigned across Iowa on Sunday with Gov. Tom Vilsack, widely reported to be on Kerry’s vice presidential short list, both men dodged repeated questions about whether their joint appearance might be a preview of the Democratic ticket.
Analysis: Nader stumbling in campaign efforts
July 5, 2004
Sometimes it seems like Ralph Nader is becoming the Rodney Dangerfield of presidential politics. Just ask Jeff Cohn, who was getting no respect while stumping for Nader the other night in a Philadelphia suburb.
Rwandans honor 10th year of end to genocide
Extremists ousted July 4, 1994
July 5, 2004
Thousands of genocide survivors, soldiers, former rebels and farmers gathered at the national stadium for a somber ceremony Sunday marking the 10th anniversary since the fall of the extremist government that led Rwanda’s 1994 genocide.
Despite government ban, Kenyans forcing girls to undergo genital mutilation
July 5, 2004
She is so shy that she can only whisper her story, hiding her mouth behind a clenched fist, never meeting anyone’s eye.