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Judge closes GOP primary to unaffiliated voters
July 7, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 3:46 p.m.) Unaffiliated voters will not be allowed to cast a ballot in the state Republican primary on Aug. 3, following a judge’s decision Wednesday that the state party chairman “dangerously overstepped his bounds” by declaring it open.
Turnpike tolls to increase
July 7, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 11:50 a.m.) Tolls on the Kansas Turnpike are headed up, and road improvements in the Lawrence area are the main reason. Tolls will increase 5 percent on Aug. 1, which means it will cost an additional 5 to 10 cents to head from Lawrence to Topeka or Kansas City on the turnpike, which is Interstate 70.
Lawrence breaks morning low record
Warm front to bring showers, hotter weather
July 7, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 8:48 a.m.) Lawrence set a new weather record this morning — it was cooler than it’s been in 70 years on this date. But 90-plus degree weather is on the way, starting Thursday and extending through the weekend, said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Young girls improve in softball league
3rd and 4th graders practice skills in Rookie Softball League
July 7, 2004
As usual, it was white against blue in a Parks and Recreation Rookie Softball League game July 1 at Holcom. The league uses reversible blue and white jerseys for every team. Those jerseys came in handy in this game when the White team was short a few players.
People
July 7, 2004
¢ ‘Scotty’ has Alzheimer’s ¢ Cambodia offers citizenship ¢ Spelling a first-time bride ¢ Quaid on third marriage
Briefly
July 7, 2004
¢ Controversial judge wins confirmation ¢ Golf club restaurant ordered to allow women ¢ Indian casinos show biggest jump in growth ¢ Pilot reprimanded for Afghan bombing
Girls have fun, learn basics in introductory T-ball league
Games are often an adventure
July 7, 2004
The Blue team played the White team in a Parks and Recreation League Introduction to Girls’ T-ball League game July 1 at Holcom. T-ball games are meant to be pretty fun and cute, and this game was no exception. Both teams played hard as a raucous group of parents cheered loudly for the kindergarden-age girls. Most T-ball spectators had seen it all by this point late in the season.
Yankees, Astros finish all tied up
Game ends in 4-4 tie
July 7, 2004
The Yankees faced the Astros in a close game June 30 at Holcom Sports Complex. In a result befitting the back-and-forth Parks and Recreation Department Jhawk Baseball League game, neither team went down in defeat, as the Yankees came back in the bottom of the fourth and final inning to tie the game at 4-all on Mike Lyons’ RBI double that scored Kirby Evers.
Postseason still left for DCABA
Teams begin tournament play
July 7, 2004
Just because the Douglas County Amateur Baseball Assn.’s regular season is over doesn’t mean games are done. Each age groups’ postseason tournaments are getting started, and the league’s Select teams are preparing for competition in tournaments throughout July.
One of the best
The Kansas Union’s long-time director was tireless in his efforts to put the university’s best foot forward.
July 7, 2004
Frank Burge was one of Kansas University’s best and most effective salespeople. He was one of a kind, and his efforts on behalf of the university have been difficult to duplicate since he retired as director of the Kansas Union in 1983. In fact, they haven’t been duplicated.
Healthy energy
July 7, 2004
Moral majority?
July 7, 2004
We ‘may’ not do all we ‘can’
July 7, 2004
In the ninth grade I had an English teacher named Mrs. Astle. She was a formidable woman, actually from England, who frightened me to death. She was a stickler for proper word usage. One of the points she insisted upon was the difference between “can” and “may.” I will never forget that “can” is used when one has the ability to do something; “may” is used when it is permissible to do something.
Billions wasted on education
July 7, 2004
Observation and common sense have told me for years that there is no relationship between the amount of money spent on education and student achievement. Now a new study to be released July 7 by the Cato Institute provides irrefutable facts that lead to the same conclusion.
Clinton’s presidential records make way to library archive
July 7, 2004
The final leg of a journey for tons of documents from the Clinton presidency will be the shortest — a mile across downtown Little Rock from a former automobile dealership, where they’ve been stored for nearly four years, to their permanent home.
Catholic archdiocese in Oregon files for bankruptcy protection
July 7, 2004
Confronted by mounting costs of sex abuse lawsuits, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Portland, Ore., on Tuesday became the first diocese in U.S. history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection — a step that effectively cedes control of church operations to a federal judge.
Armstrong survives tough stage
American clears cobblestones; Spain’s Mayo crashes
July 7, 2004
Lance Armstrong turned two treacherous cobblestone stretches of the Tour de France to his advantage Tuesday, while Spanish rival Iban Mayo crashed in a blow to his title hopes.
Krzyzewski touched by student’s plea
Emotional e-mail to Duke coach helped ‘Coach K’ make decision to stay with Blue Devils
July 7, 2004
Andrew Humphries was distraught when he heard Mike Krzyzewski might leave Duke to coach the Los Angeles Lakers.
Kansas City firing blanks
July 7, 2004
Johan Santana’s pitch count was over 100 through eight innings Tuesday night, and Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire was nervous.
Himes has handle on ‘stuff’
Equipment manager already preparing for upcoming campaign
July 7, 2004
Kansas University’s first football practice is one month from today, and the Sept. 4 season opener against Tulsa is nearly two months away.
Judge reinstates KSU paper adviser
July 7, 2004
A federal judge Tuesday temporarily reinstated the former adviser of Kansas State University’s student newspaper.
Western Kansas farmers optimistic about fall harvest
Late freezes, rain, sprout damage take toll on wheat
July 7, 2004
As the last of wheat harvest winds down, many fields in extreme western Kansas will remain uncut.
Commodities
July 7, 2004
Economy moving into ‘sweet spot’
Growth on track to hit 20-year high
July 7, 2004
The economy appears headed for a banner year despite a springtime spike in energy prices and a recent increase in interest rates.
On the record
July 7, 2004
Area briefs
July 7, 2004
¢ Injuries from fire kill Ottawa victim ¢ No holiday traffic deaths a first since 1992 ¢ Board to mull raising fees for building use ¢ Open government work by lawmaker is cited ¢ City’s natural disasters in focus on ‘River City’
School lunch price increase planned
July 7, 2004
Daniel Green says he doesn’t think much about school lunches. The 15-year-old just gets in line and eats whatever is served.
Ruling expected on GOP primary
Unaffiliated voter participation contested
July 7, 2004
A state judge is expected to rule today or Thursday whether unaffiliated voters can vote in the Kansas Republican Party primary.
Editor & Publisher honors Lawrence Journal-World
July 7, 2004
The Lawrence Journal-World has been named one of the nation’s “10 That Do It Right” by Editor & Publisher, a trade magazine.
Domestic abuse suspect keeps police at six-hour standoff
July 7, 2004
The sounds of bullhorns pierced the air in a normally quiet rural Douglas County neighborhood. It was 1 a.m. Tuesday, and local law enforcement officials were trying to talk a man who had been holed up for nearly six hours inside a house in the 2000 block of East 1550 Road into surrendering.
Schools official to enter diversion
Public indecency charge dropped
July 7, 2004
A former Lawrence school administrator has had a charge of public indecency against him dropped, but his future as a Nebraska school superintendent remains uncertain.
Brownback advocates pressure in effort to end atrocities in Sudan
July 7, 2004
After a trip to the war-torn region of western Sudan, Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., and Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., demanded Tuesday that immediate action be taken by the Sudanese government and international community to end the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.
Fort Riley officer killed in Iraq
July 7, 2004
An officer with the 1st Brigade of the 1st Infantry Division from Fort Riley was killed Friday in Iraq.
Connie S. Walters
July 7, 2004
Irene Elizabeth Noonan
July 7, 2004
Pearl Estella Wolfe
July 7, 2004
Commissioners advance budget plans
July 7, 2004
Douglas County residents can expect more jail guards, improved drainage in rural areas and continued after-school programs — without an increased property-tax rate — as part of the county’s proposed $47.5 million operating budget for next year.
Salute to wine and food
Fund-raiser benefits Cottonwood Inc.
July 7, 2004
Dr. Ken Wertzberger likes wine a lot more than the average person. The orthopedic surgeon, who has a private practice in Lawrence, started collecting fine wines in 1985. Since then, he has acquired roughly 2,400 bottles. “I like wine from every country — the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Australia,” Wertzberger said.
Garden beginning to bear its fruits
July 7, 2004
One thing Kansas vegetable gardeners figure out pretty quickly is that they can’t take a vacation in July. I learned this fact of life one summer in my early gardening years when I planned a trip right in the middle of the summer.
Short and sweet
July 7, 2004
¢ Don’t chill tomatoes ¢ How to select mangoes
Jayni offers Salute preview
July 7, 2004
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Cooking With Wine & Salute Preview.”
Guidelines on omega-3 fat
July 7, 2004
In 2002, the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Science issued recommendations for dietary intakes of omega-3 fat.
Summertime treats require little baking time
July 7, 2004
Does summer seem too hot for cooking?
Silent killer’ strikes at lake
Carbon monoxide blamed in July 4 drowning at Perry
July 7, 2004
It was a Fourth of July dream: houseboats anchored in a cove, smaller craft nearby, music playing, people swimming or relaxing on inflatable rafts. But what health experts call the “silent killer” — carbon monoxide — turned the scene Sunday at Perry Lake into a tragedy.
Sebelius hails Kerry’s selection
July 7, 2004
Kansas politicians gave a thumbs-up or thumbs-down, depending on party affiliation, to Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry’s selection of John Edwards to be his vice presidential running mate.
City, county seek expert’s advice on Farmland
Before making bid for property, commissioners to hire bankruptcy attorney
July 7, 2004
Lawrence and Douglas County will hire a bankruptcy attorney to take a closer look at the legal tangle surrounding the defunct Farmland Industries Inc. fertilizer plant east of Lawrence.
Kirk Douglas’ youngest son dies
July 7, 2004
Oscar-winning actor Kirk Douglas’ youngest son, who battled drug and alcohol problems for years, was found dead Tuesday inside an apartment building, police said.
Terrorist becomes target of Iraqi militant wrath
Car bomb kills 14 mourners at funeral ceremony
July 7, 2004
An armed vigilante group threatened on Tuesday to kill Abu Musab al-Zarqawi for insurgency attacks that have killed Iraqis, making the first internal threat against the Jordanian militant.
Family of kidnapped Marine believes he was set free
July 7, 2004
The family of Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun said Tuesday they had received word that the Lebanese-born U.S. Marine — who was kidnapped in Iraq and at one point was reported beheaded — was free and well.
Paper names wrong running mate
July 7, 2004
Dewey defeats … Gephardt?
Study suggests milk fights cancer
July 7, 2004
People who drank about two 8-ounce glasses of milk per day had a 15 percent reduction in colorectal cancer, according to a study that seems to redeem the health benefits of a much maligned beverage.
Softball team just keeps winning
Red team on 4-year winning streak
July 7, 2004
Paula Reed’s softball team has been undefeated ever since they started keeping track of wins — for at least four seasons. Reed said they didn’t keep score in T-ball or coach pitch. Despite cruising through the Jhawk softball league season, the Red team has experienced its share of adversity. Kiely Mosiman and her teammate Kendyll Severa were in a go-cart accident June 20. Severa escaped injury, but Mosiman had to be lifeflighted to the Kansas University Medical Center after a piece of rebar went through her leg. The girls were riding the go-cart on a sidewalk when they hit the rebar.
Greyhound to close stations in Kansas
July 7, 2004
Greyhound plans to close a dozen bus stations in Kansas and Missouri this summer as part of an effort to contain millions of dollars in revenue losses.
Auto shop owner makes comeback from deadly illness
July 7, 2004
Doctors didn’t expect Darren Lyon to survive after he was stricken with a rare systemic blood infection two years ago.
Daily ticker
July 7, 2004
Restaurants to take slice of pizza market
Wheat State opens along 23rd Street, CiCi’s aims to follow
July 7, 2004
With Kansas University students as a key ingredient, two new pizza shops have targeted the Lawrence market. Wheat State Pizza recently opened its doors in The Malls Shopping Center at 23rd and Louisiana streets, while the national franchise CiCi’s Pizza has plans to open in late September in the Southwest Plaza Shopping Center at 23rd and Iowa streets.
New HIV infections growing at record pace
July 7, 2004
Three million people died from AIDS last year, and almost 5 million became infected with HIV — more than in any previous year, according to a new United Nations report issued Tuesday.
Security expert: Supervisors need training to spot violent behavior
July 7, 2004
Hours after a gunman killed five ConAgra Foods Inc. employees, then himself, workers and their families began asking questions about security at the Kansas City, Kan., plant.
Text of Kerry speech on Edwards
July 7, 2004
Good morning, Pittsburgh.
Research links frustration levels to intake of fats
July 7, 2004
Tough day at work? That might be one more reason to watch what you eat when you get home.
Photos: The boys are back in town
July 7, 2004
Briefly
July 7, 2004
¢ President dies at 71 ¢ Funeral disruption creates tension with U.S. ¢ 9-11 commission repeats claim on Iraq ¢ Gasoline prices keep falling
Briefly
July 7, 2004
¢ Firefighters guard observatory, cabins ¢ University aims to protect food supply ¢ Ex-school boss accused of stealing $1 million
Marlins end Pirates’ run
Gonzalez home run sends Florida to 6-3 victory
July 7, 2004
With one swing of the bat, Alex Gonzalez put a stop to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 10-game winning streak.
Price is right for young campers
Camp highlights include staying on campus, playing ball all day
July 7, 2004
For Chase McElhaney and Drew Branstrom, Jayhawk Baseball Camp is so close, yet so far away. Both boys live in Lawrence, but they made Naismith Hall their home June 27-30 for the Super Skills camp, the second of three Jayhawk baseball camps in the summer session. The campers forgot the Cardinals jerseys, Firebirds T-shirts and Royals hats they were wearing, and became Jayhawks for four days. This meant learning to play Kansas University head baseball coach Ritch Price’s brand of high-energy, positive baseball. From 7:30 a.m. wake-up until 10:30 p.m. lights out, campers inundated themselves with baseball.
Kilmer teaches baseball his way
Former Kansas University Pitching Coach offers personal baseball instruction
July 7, 2004
Twelve-year-old Cody Jones has come to a warehouse on the east side of Lawrence on a Thursday morning to work on his baseball skills. The walls of the warehouse are covered with pictures of professional and amateur baseball players, and scattered about are various tools and instruments unfamiliar to anyone without an intimate knowledge of the game.
Horoscopes
July 7, 2004
City briefs
July 7, 2004
¢ Police receive 300 fireworks complaints ¢ Finalists in piano contest to perform at Lied Center ¢ Few smoking infractions reported to fire officials
Carol Ann Cannady
July 7, 2004
Martinez a hit in new hometown
Volcanoes coach helps children through baseball, social work
July 7, 2004
Volcanoes coach Ted Martinez seems older than his 33 years. Maybe it’s the aura of quiet authority that comes from working with children for more than a decade. Or maybe it’s the peace of mind that he’s found in his adopted home of Lawrence. Whatever the reasons for his maturity, the Denver native and third-year baseball coach in the Houk/Ice league for 13 -and 14-year-olds has used his love of children and teaching to affect his community, both as a coach and through his work as a program administrator for the central office of the Juvenile Justice Authority.
Campaign skills drove Edwards choice
July 7, 2004
First things first. That is what John F. Kerry must have said to himself when he chose John Edwards as his running mate over alternatives with far more experience in government and far better credentials to take over as president on a moment’s notice.
Preserving the myth of NATO
July 7, 2004
A couple of years ago, when the Bush administration’s unilateralists were still riding high, a senior official at the Pentagon told me the mocking slogan for the trans-Atlantic alliance then circulating around his building went as follows: “NATO — keep the myth alive!” No doubt he never imagined that in the run-up to the 2004 election, his boss would be trying to do just that — only without the sarcasm.
Youngsters key to swim success
July 7, 2004
Though the Lawrence Aquahawks have established themselves as an elite swimming club, head coach Mike Soderling insists that they have done so by starting swimmers at a relatively young age.
Radishes contain lively flavor, color
July 7, 2004
We admit it: Radishes aren’t everybody’s natural passion. And truth to tell, the hothouse ones seen year-round aren’t particularly exciting. But in season — and several varieties are in season right now — these root vegetables with an ancient origin have a lively flavor, a fine, firm texture and a bright complexion.
Billionaire’s son spends time promoting Indian music
July 7, 2004
Deep, pounding drums underscore the chanting of tribal names as the music of an electric guitar weaves in and out.
TV Land parties like it’s 1989
July 7, 2004
Just how do you reach the fickle audience of 20-somethings that advertisers crave? Some programmers try to lure them with sports, others with violence; when all else fails, they turn to sex and shock value. How else do we explain the vile series “The Simple Life 2” (9 p.m., Fox), in which a former junkie and the unwitting star of a porn film travel across the country abusing the kindness of strangers?
Woodling: Basketball coaches concerned
July 7, 2004
You’re darned right college basketball coaches are concerned about the National Basketball Assn. plucking players right out of high school. Hey, to echo Pink Floyd, leave those kids alone.
Swimming in success
Coach Soderling churning out champions
July 7, 2004
Every morning at 5:10, Jill Courtney reluctantly listens to her buzzing alarm clock and wakes up from a slumber that her body feels gets shorter by the day.
Briefcase
July 7, 2004
¢ Shrimp producers net tariff proposal by Bush ¢ Sprint, MCI to dial up increases on phone plans ¢ Applebee’s sales increase ¢ Market pushed lower by tech sector results
KU researchers eager to study prehistoric find
Paleontologists identify Missouri remains as belonging to mastodon
July 7, 2004
Researchers at Kansas University are excited about what they may find at a dig site in western Missouri where bones of a prehistoric mammal — probably a young mastodon — were found last week.
With eye to South, Kerry taps Edwards
July 7, 2004
John Kerry went for energy and optimism in adding former rival John Edwards to his presidential ticket Tuesday — but he also settled for inexperience.
Red Sox return home, rout A’s
Wakefield allows three hits over seven innings; Boston hammers Zito
July 7, 2004
The Red Sox are back together and back home, and they think that may be the solution to their problems.
Jayhawk briefs
July 7, 2004
¢ Simien’s truck turns up ¢ Williams turned down L.A. ¢ Chenowith catches on ¢ Baty returning slowly ¢ Kansas tennis names new assistant coach