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Games moved
July 6, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 5:04 p.m.)
Judge to rule on GOP open primary
July 6, 2004
(Updated Monday at 1:50 p.m.) TOPEKA — A state judge today said he will rule this week on whether the Kansas Republican Party must open its Aug. 3 primary to independent and unaffiliated voters.
Kerry picks former rival Edwards as running mate
July 6, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 1:22 p.m.) WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry on Tuesday selected former rival John Edwards to be his running mate, calling the rich former trial lawyer and rookie senator a man who showed “guts and determination and political skill” in his unsuccessful race against Kerry for the party’s nomination.
Edwards’ selection as Kerry running mate draws mixed Kansas reaction
July 6, 2004
(Updated Monday at 1:50 p.m.) TOPEKA — Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry’s pick today of John Edwards as his vice presidential running mate produced partisan reaction in Kansas.
Man charged after standoff with sheriff’s officers
July 6, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 4:41 p.m.) A rural Lawrence man was charged today with aggravated battery in a Sunday night incident that led to a standoff with Douglas County Sheriff’s officers.
Kline to hold election seminar for church pastors
July 6, 2004
(Web Posted Tuesday at 11:43 a.m.) Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline was to announce late this morning an upcoming election seminar to tell church pastors how they can be involved in the upcoming elections.
Overnight storm brings more heavy rain
July 6, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 10:05 a.m.) A strong thunderstorm brought crackling lightning, high winds, heavy rains and hail through Lawrence early this morning, said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “We did see some severe weather roll through the area about 4:30 this morning,” Schack said. “It was a nasty storm.”
Briefly
July 6, 2004
¢ Incumbent losing in presidential vote ¢ Leading oil producer on brink of insolvency
County plans to audit its own efficiency
July 6, 2004
Rising costs at the Douglas County Jail have county commissioners calling for an audit — but not a financial one.
Treacherous third stage awaits riders
July 6, 2004
Lance Armstrong has no doubts about the risks that lurk in the next stage of the Tour de France: If luck goes against him, he says, his drive for a record sixth straight win could be over almost before it’s begun.
Gagne finally blows a save
Dynamite closer fails, but L.A. prevails over Arizona
July 6, 2004
Eric Gagne’s streak of 84 consecutive saves ended against the same team he couldn’t hold off two years ago: the Arizona Diamondbacks.
A-Rod’s blast powers Yankees
After weekend sweep, New York takes frustrations out on Detroit in 10-3 win
July 6, 2004
After Alex Rodriguez sent the New York Yankees toward an easy rout, there was only one thing left for him to do.
KU’s Self ready to hit recruiting trail
July 6, 2004
Bill Self and 325 other NCAA Division One men’s head basketball coaches won’t be resting, relaxing and recharging their batteries during the month of July.
Coach K’ staying at Duke
Krzyzewski turns down offer from Lakers
July 6, 2004
Mike Krzyzewski has spent 24 years building a legacy at Duke that no current men’s college basketball coach can rival.
Radke, Minnesota blank K.C.
July 6, 2004
Finally, a little run support for Brad Radke.
Briefly
July 6, 2004
¢ Presidential aide resigns in protest ¢ Lawmakers reject ban on spanking ¢ Fire destroys school, ancient copy of Quran
Photos show Israel expanding outposts
July 6, 2004
In a display likely to increase U.S. displeasure with Israel, an opposition lawmaker and former general Monday showed photos of four West Bank outposts he said prove the government is deceiving Washington by expanding the enclaves instead of taking them down.
Kerry edges closer to vice presidential pick
July 6, 2004
Sen. John Edwards interrupted his Walt Disney World vacation last week to meet with Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, adding a new level of intrigue to the vice presidential search, which Democrats expect to end today.
OxyContin thefts turn pharmacies into fortresses
July 6, 2004
Carrie Cinnamond realized just how much times have changed when she had a steel vault hauled into her pharmacy in eastern Kentucky.
Sudan’s pledge to stop militias brings no reassurance to refugees
July 6, 2004
They strike without warning, thundering into villages on horses and camels, cutting down with swords and bullets those who try to flee. In their wake they leave bombed and burned-out homes.
Area briefs
July 6, 2004
¢ Officials ID body found in Lake Perry ¢ ConAgra plant to reopen after fatal shootings of 6 ¢ KU researchers secure part of $1.6 million grant ¢ Peace Corps plans informational meeting
Measuring Iraqi attitudes
July 6, 2004
Before he skipped town, America’s viceroy in Baghdad, Ambassador Paul Bremer III, had this pronouncement about the people who have been his subjects for the last year or so.
Dog Days appealing on many levels
Participants often join for workouts, stay for camaraderie
July 6, 2004
For some, it’s a chance to get in shape to make their high school athletic team or a way to stay in shape after their high school athletic careers are over.
Fragrance makers hook up with stars to revitalize sales
July 6, 2004
The latest trend in fragrances isn’t about seductive scents or eye-catching bottles. It’s all about the Hollywood star connection.
Dog Days of summer
For hundreds of Lawrence residents, summer means getting up for 6 a.m. workouts … and maybe going back
July 6, 2004
The familiar gravelly voice carried over the parking lot Saturday morning at Kansas University’s Lied Center. “This is a day you’ll learn to do them without using your knees — 11 pushups,” Don “Red Dog” Gardner said, smiling.
Briefly
July 6, 2004
¢ Two children die in overpass crash ¢ Census to plumb Arctic Ocean depths ¢ Scientists see evidence avian flu evolving ¢ Cheney doctor dropped from team
Radio plays Elvis album to mark rock ‘n’ roll recording anniversary
July 6, 2004
Elvis Presley’s “That’s All Right” played simultaneously on radio stations around the world Monday to mark the 50th anniversary of the rock ‘n’ roll icon’s first professional record.
Back on his feet again
Healthy Watkins eager for senior season
July 6, 2004
Travis Watkins was hampered by an injured foot during his sophomore season, and Kansas University’s football co-captain missed 11 games because of another foot injury last year.
Horoscopes
July 6, 2004
Correction
July 6, 2004
The age of Lawrence resident David Berkowitz was incorrect in a story in Sunday’s Arts & Living section. He is 62.
Regulators raise stink about dairies
Farmers say rules may force closure
July 6, 2004
Regulators trying to clean Southern California’s infamously unhealthy air have long targeted factories and old buses. Now they’re setting their sights on a different breed of offender — dairy cows.
Iraq poised to offer pardons
Interim government won’t grant amnesty to insurgents who killed coalition or Iraqi troops
July 6, 2004
Iraq is on the verge of giving amnesty to low-level Iraqi insurgents, but that amnesty will not apply to guerrillas who took on leadership roles in the resistance or those suspected of killing coalition or Iraqi troops, a key Interior Ministry official said Monday.
Makeover mayhem
TV shows make impression on teens
July 6, 2004
Cinderella. The Ugly Duckling. The Frog Prince — the myth that we can be something we’re not, something beautiful, runs deep in our culture.
Forbes Field hopes to pilot new homeland security mission
July 6, 2004
Kansas National Guard officials hope a proposed study of a new mission for Forbes Field could bolster the state’s role in homeland security and protect the base from closure.
CBS relies on reality standbys
July 6, 2004
The summer reality season begins in earnest with the return of “Big Brother” (7 p.m., CBS) and “Amazing Race” (8:30 p.m., CBS), both with 90-minute season premieres.
Raiders win pair
July 6, 2004
Lawrence’s Raiders bounced back from Sunday’s loss at the Bartlesville, Okla., tournament with a doubleheader sweep of Leavenworth in American Legion baseball Monday at Free State Field.
Pearl E. Wolfe
July 6, 2004
Loving America with eyes wide open
July 6, 2004
I keep getting myself in dutch with the paying customers. They say I’m naive.
Diversions
July 6, 2004
¢ Reality series to follow teens ¢ Submit original poetry ¢ Helmets must fit properly ¢ Mmmm, shaved ice
People
July 6, 2004
¢ From ‘Baywatch’ to Billy Flynn ¢ Swede smell of success ¢ Real-life jackpot ¢ Cigars highly coveted
Area briefs
July 6, 2004
¢ Officers surround house with person inside ¢ Radio station bulks up missing children reward
Wholesome food production a powerful marketing tool
July 6, 2004
When I found out that our industrialized food system considers chicken manure an acceptable source of protein in cattle feed, it was clear to me that consumers and corporate agriculture have very different ideas about how we should produce food.
Ahead of curve
July 6, 2004
U.S. needs the draft back
July 6, 2004
As a speechwriter for President Richard Nixon, I wrote the legislative message proposing an end to the military draft. The president sought to end the Vietnam War in a way that would advance what he regularly called “a full generation of peace.” In the late 1960s, America’s cities were set aflame by the civil rights revolution; in the early ‘70s, the campuses of the nation’s universities were in similar peril. The draft was a target of antiwar protests. The president made a tactical retreat, ending it. He later regretted the move, urging that the draft be restored.
Heller services
July 6, 2004
Ann W. Janasik
July 6, 2004
Swinson services
July 6, 2004
Cecil Bill Wohlford
July 6, 2004
Bobby Duncan Ratliff
July 6, 2004
Buyers should get gems appraised before purchase
July 6, 2004
Before you bought a used car, you’d have it checked out by a mechanic. So too, when you buy valuable jewelry, you should get it appraised first.
Briefcase
July 6, 2004
¢ Army picks agent sensor as best invention in ‘03 ¢ Consumers ready to put money in stock market
Wildfire threatens Arizona observatory
July 6, 2004
Firefighters widened a defensive ring around a mountaintop observatory Monday, trying to hold back two wildfires and protect a powerful telescope under construction.
On the record
July 6, 2004
Pennsylvania slots to pay for tax relief
July 6, 2004
Gov. Ed Rendell signed laws on Monday authorizing 61,000 slot machines in Pennsylvania — more than any other state except Nevada — and using most of the state’s share to pay for a $1 billion cut in property taxes a year.
In the halls
July 6, 2004
What’s your opinion of plastic surgery?
Firework vendors clean up debris
July 6, 2004
Monday was cleanup day for Douglas County firework vendors.
Lawrence Police Department shifts, promotes officers
July 6, 2004
Dan Ward has spent the past 13 years combing through shell casings, blood spatters and soiled washcloths. Now he has a slightly less gruesome assignment: media relations.
Boeing workers to vote on contract for third time
July 6, 2004
The professional and technical workers at Boeing Co.’s Wichita plant will vote Wednesday on a contract offer, their third during the current negotiations. This time, a strike could hang on the outcome.
Spider-Man 2’ sets pace for blockbuster summer
July 6, 2004
“Spider-Man 2” snared a record $180 million box-office take in its first six days of release.
Board to discuss student lunch prices
Agenda highlights ¢ Noon Wednesday ¢ 110 McDonald Drive ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 26
July 6, 2004
School board members will be asked to approve an increase in the student meal plan.
Marine’s family continues tense wait
July 6, 2004
Amid new evidence he may be alive, relatives of abducted U.S. Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun said they hoped he had been released following conflicting reports of his fate.
Griffey showers fan with more gifts
Spectator who caught 500th homer headed to All-Star Game
July 6, 2004
The fan who gave Ken Griffey Jr. the ball from Griffey’s 500th home run with no strings attached got another big thank you Monday.
All-star football game could benefit Haskell
July 6, 2004
Nary a player in Saturday’s Native American All-Star football game is likely to suit up for Haskell Indian Nations University this fall.
Hospital bills
The worst thing someone questioning a list of hospital charges can be is bashful.
July 6, 2004
Lawrence is fortunate to have one of the best-managed hospitals in the region. Lawrence Memorial Hospital, under the leadership of Gene Meyer, has overcome a number of weaknesses from past years to gain confidence and respect from all sectors of the field of health care. More important, however, is that patients and their families often express appreciation for the treatment, care and personal attention they encounter at LMH.
Diet plays traffic cop with nutrition guidelines
KU researchers have success with color-coded system favored by United Kingdom
July 6, 2004
Before the first of May, the only stoplights the Mercer family paid attention to were on the roadway. Now, they think about stoplights in the kitchen.
Storms strike across state
July 6, 2004
With the Fourth of July fireworks silenced for another year, nature filled the noise void Monday with a series of thunderstorms that caused damage in northern Kansas.