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Taking the fall
Age can greatly enhance the prospect for an accident that can be costly, painful and even fatal.
July 10, 2004
(Updated Friday at 9:19 p.m.) A leading Lawrence citizen didn’t have many days left. As the final hours drew near, he commented to a close friend at his bedside: “Tell everybody that whatever they do, for God’s sake don’t fall!”
TV’s ‘Frugal Gourmet’ Smith dies at 65
July 10, 2004
Jeff Smith, a white-bearded minister who became public television’s popular “Frugal Gourmet” before a sex scandal ruined his career, has died, his business manager said Friday. He was 65. Smith died in his sleep Wednesday, Jim Paddleford said. He had long suffered from heart disease and had a valve replaced in 1981.
Briefcase
July 10, 2004
¢ Jury can’t reach verdict on final Adelphia charges ¢ EU, tobacco company to fight counterfeiting ¢ GE touts economy ¢ Rate hike doesn’t slow consumer’s confidence
Senate opens gay marriage ban debate
July 10, 2004
Senate Republicans opened debate Friday on a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, highlighting their differences with Democrats on the emotionally charged matter. The amendment aims to settle conflicts in state legislatures and courts over gay marriage by adding language to the Constitution that states, “Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman.”
Dean fails in bid to push Nader to quit campaign
July 10, 2004
Howard Dean argued, flattered, cajoled — all to no avail. In a lively radio debate Friday, the former Democratic presidential candidate tried to get Ralph Nader to abandon his long-shot White House bid. Nader, the man Democrats blame for George W. Bush’s election in 2000, declined and vowed to continue his independent campaign.
Don’t Bug Me’ exhibit officially opens at Olive Gallery
July 10, 2004
The Halstead surgeon who helped start the Olive Gallery, 15 E. Eighth St., is now showing his artwork there. “Don’t Bug Me” paintings by Gene Marsh have been on view for a week, but the exhibit officially opens today with a reception from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Gordon grabs Cup pole
July 10, 2004
eff Gordon is on such an unbelievable streak even he is amazed by it. Gordon won his fourth straight pole on the NASCAR Nextel Cup circuit Friday afternoon, shattering the track record at the Tropicana 400 with a lap of 186.942 mph, or more than two miles faster than the previous mark of 184.786 mph set last year by Tony Stewart.
Damon delivers for Bosox
Center fielder homers twice in 7-0 win over Texas
July 10, 2004
Johnny Damon and the Boston Red Sox aren’t ready to concede the AL East title just yet. Damon went 4-for-5 with two homers and four RBIs, Bronson Arroyo allowed three hits in eight innings for his first win since May 15 and Boston beat the Texas Rangers, 7-0, Friday night.
O’Connell Road project paves way for development
Widening to help kick-start transformation of S.E. Lawrence
July 10, 2004
Construction has begun on a $2.3 million project to convert O’Connell Road from a thinly paved county route into a bustling city street. The project also marks the beginning of a major transformation for the rural area along the southeast edge of Lawrence.
Neighbor says town’s mayor fabricated poisoning plot
July 10, 2004
A woman charged with trying to poison Edwardsville’s mayor with tainted cupcakes and soft drinks said Friday she was a victim of racially charged attacks against her family. Prosecutors in Wyandotte County have charged Donna Ozuna-Trout, 47, of Edwards-ville, and her husband, Ralph Trout, 57, with one count of attempted first-degree murder.
People and Places
July 10, 2004
Museum tournament celebrates anniversary of ‘hit’ sculptures
July 10, 2004
Happy birdies to you, Kansas City. Ten years after the controversial Shuttlecock sculptures arrived on the lawns of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the museum is throwing a badminton tournament today to celebrate. Members of the public can play in the tournament or just stop by and swat a few birdies around.
U.S. firm among covert nuclear suppliers
U.N. agency says 20 companies sold arms to rogue nations
July 10, 2004
More than 20 firms — including at least one American company — have supplied rogue nations seeking nuclear arms, marking the first time a U.S. company has been linked to the black market network. International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Mohamed ElBaradei, who is heading a probe into the illicit sales, avoided specifics on the locations of the companies in an interview with The Associated Press Friday.
Briefly
July 10, 2004
¢ Terror detainees to be notified of rights next week ¢ American editor of Russian Forbes edition shot to death ¢ Gay couples may register as domestic partners ¢ Entire cabinet resigns; new prime minister appointed
Dial ‘4400’ for smart, original sci-fi series
July 10, 2004
Pulverized by remakes, sequels, cookie-cutter makeover shows and “reality” clones, will viewers recognize an original idea when they see one? “The 4400” (8 p.m. Sunday, USA) is a five-part limited series based on a novel idea filled with good performances and genuinely creepy situations.
Art in the Park co-founder dies
Helen Garrett painted scenes for Hallmark, was original member of Lawrence Art Guild
July 10, 2004
As a young girl, Helen Garrett knew she would dedicate her life to art. She worked painting scenes for Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark, in the 1930s, but she longed for more recognition. Back then, the only art shows were regional ones in Kansas City and Wichita. They featured tough competition.
Barge traffic dries up near K.C.
July 10, 2004
A federal judge’s ruling recently called the water levels in the Missouri River a masterful balancing act by the Army Corps of Engineers. The corps has to provide water to northern states for recreation and to environmentalists for endangered species while still sending enough downstream so barges can haul cargo.
Lawrence squeaks out win
July 10, 2004
Well, what fun is a victory without a few dramatics involved? The Lawrence Outlaws now know. They’d much rather have a big, clean win. Friday’s 12-11 victory over Lansing at the Outlaw Tournament at Free State High was anything but clean, and despite improving to 2-0 in round-robin play, nobody on the team exactly was feeling especially great after squeaking it out.
Cards’ Marquis keeps Cubs reeling
St. Louis increases lead to seven games in Central Division race
July 10, 2004
The Chicago Cubs were down, and Jason Marquis kept them there. Marquis pitched into the ninth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals got home runs from Edgar Renteria, Albert Pujols, Jim Edmonds and Tony Womack in a 6-1 victory Friday night.
Faith forum
July 10, 2004
Religion briefs
July 10, 2004
Briefly
July 10, 2004
¢ Hospice patient dies ¢ Science fiction authors to appear at Oread Books ¢ ‘Will Rogers’ bringing wit, wisdom to Watkins ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Rehab housing?
July 10, 2004
Medicare zone
July 10, 2004
Poor example
July 10, 2004
Free speech
July 10, 2004
A Kennedy show for Boston
July 10, 2004
Sen. Kennedy, Sen. Kerry is here to see you. Tell him I’m not in. He knows you’re here, sir. Then tell him I can’t be disturbed. Tell him I’m exercising.
Kerry gets passing grade for Edwards
July 10, 2004
In picking Sen. John Edwards as his running mate, John Kerry has successfully passed the first of three major tests that could determine whether he reaches the White House.
Parents fear their children’s teen rebellion
July 10, 2004
My children are still in elementary school, but I want to avoid adolescent rebellion in the future if I can. What can you tell me to help me get ready for this scary time?
Christian video-game industry growing
July 10, 2004
In the world of Christian video games, players sport the armor of God, the best weapon is a ball of holy energy known as a “smite,” and demon-possessed Roman soldiers drop to their knees in prayer when they’re hit.
Grand gathering
Trinity Episcopal Church forms grandmother’s group
July 10, 2004
When grandmothers get together, they have a lot in common to talk about. Like the challenge of staying in touch with grandchildren who are spread out across the country, knowing when to keep your opinions about parenting to yourself or learning how to deal with blended families and stepgrandchildren.
Church members devise ownership plan
July 10, 2004
A project to benefit First United Methodist Church could earn members a return on their investment. When given the chance to purchase a piece of the congregation’s property that will eventually serve as home for a second campus on the west side of Lawrence, approximately 135 members of the 1,600-member First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt., responded.
Emergency workers lament growth of storm spectators
July 10, 2004
The white rope tornado hammered the two-story, 100-year-old house in Harper County, blasting glass, straw and leaves into the home and wrenching the roof and walls so badly that Kleenex tissues were later found between the walls and the ceilings.
Kansas City’s Union Station laying off 30
July 10, 2004
Officials with Kansas City’s Union Station laid off 30 employees Thursday, cut management pay and said attractions at the historic landmark no longer would be open on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Anniversaries
July 10, 2004
Engagements
July 10, 2004
Wedding
July 10, 2004
Club news
July 10, 2004
FCE and 4-H news
July 10, 2004
Military news
July 10, 2004
Lobbyist group forms state chapter
Americans for Prosperity already has reputation with some Kansas lawmakers
July 10, 2004
A national group that made a big but not always welcomed splash by fighting legislative proposals to raise taxes may undertake similar efforts during this year’s elections. Americans for Prosperity announced Friday that it has formed a Kansas chapter and already has recruited about 3,000 members.
State may get partner in buying Circle-K
July 10, 2004
State and local officials said they may now team up in trying to buy the Circle K ranch in Edwards County. Sharon Falk, manager of the Big Bend Groundwater Management District No. 5, said her group understands the challenges facing state officials in finding funding and is willing to help.
Armstrong recovers from early fall
France’s Voeckler remains overall leader; Belgium’s Boonen claims victory in sixth stage
July 10, 2004
Lance Armstrong recovered from an early fall and avoided a late crash, finishing in a pack behind stage winner and former teammate Tom Boonen of Belgium in the Tour de France on Friday. Armstrong, trying for a record sixth straight Tour title, was thrown from his bike but not hurt in a crash involving a number of cyclists about 20 minutes into the sixth stage, a 122-mile run from Bonneval to Angers.
Late run leads Lynx
July 10, 2004
Minnesota’s reserves helped lead the biggest comeback in franchise history Friday, with the Lynx erasing a 20-point second-half deficit in a 61-59 victory over the Phoenix Mercury.
Sebelius launches worker-training initiative
Governor seeks better system for unemployed
July 10, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Friday announced a new work-force development system but conceded her administration still was trying to get a handle on all the different worker training programs that exist. Sebelius compared the situation to when she began her term and it took months to determine how many vehicles were owned by the state.
Wendy’s poised to flip its rival out of No. 2 spot
Burger King losing ground to Ohio-based chain
July 10, 2004
The burger wars aren’t being fought with burgers, but with salads. Wendy’s is neck-and-neck with rival Burger King, set to take over as the nation’s No. 2 restaurant chain behind McDonald’s, analysts said Friday.
U.N. court tells Israel to tear down wall
Advisory opinion calls for reparations, peace
July 10, 2004
The highest U.N. court issued a sweeping condemnation of Israel’s occupation policies Friday, siding with the Palestinians in declaring that Israel must tear down the 425-mile-long security barrier it is building in the West Bank.
Pentagon: Some Bush military records destroyed
July 10, 2004
Military payroll records that could more fully document President Bush’s whereabouts during his service in the Texas Air National Guard were inadvertently destroyed, according to the Pentagon. In a letter responding to a freedom of information request by The Associated Press, the Defense Department said that microfilm containing the pertinent National Guard payroll records was damaged and could not be salvaged.
Former janitor cleans up in multistate lottery
$294 million is second-largest single jackpot ever
July 10, 2004
Geraldine Williams, a 67-year-old cleaning woman, can afford to hire her own help now: She stepped forward Friday to claim $294 million, the second-largest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history. Williams recalled staring at the television, clutching her ticket and muttering, “Oh, God! Oh, God! Let it be! Let it be!” as the winning numbers in the multistate Mega Millions drawing were announced last week.
Miller services
July 10, 2004
Sideline
July 10, 2004
¢ Texas’ Garrido clears air ¢ Lakers hire Tomjanovic
Helen Mikesell Garrett
July 10, 2004
FDA expands protections against mad cow disease
July 10, 2004
Closing loopholes in protections against mad cow disease, the Food and Drug Administration on Friday banned brains and other cattle parts that could carry the disease’s infectious agent from use in cosmetics and dietary supplements.
Lloyd M. “Butch” Kraus
July 10, 2004
Lawrence Datebook
July 10, 2004
Area briefs
July 10, 2004
¢ Peace rally set today at Capitol ¢ Cartoon engine Thomas to ride into Baldwin
People
July 10, 2004
¢ Jolie decides to add stripes ¢ Rowling given honorary degree ¢ Barker honored in bronze ¢ Charles wins schoolgirls’ hearts
Briefly
July 10, 2004
¢ Court rejects opposition to Yucca Mountain site ¢ Lie in terror probe leads to five years in prison ¢ Bush administration lawyer laments rulings ¢ More…
Royals score! Royals win!
July 10, 2004
Having finally put their club-record scoreless run to rest, the Kansas City Royals doubled their pleasure by snapping a burdensome losing streak. Mike Sweeney ended Kansas City’s 32-inning drought with a two-run double in the sixth, and the Royals snapped an eight-game skid by beating the Baltimore Orioles, 7-0, Friday night.
Brunfeldt tuning up
Free State grad preparing for nationals
July 10, 2004
When Alex Brunfeldt stepped onto the starting block Friday morning for his 800-meter freestyle race at the Roger Hill Invitational Swim Meet, it was all but a foregone conclusion he would win. Brunfeldt, a 2004 Free State High graduate and five-year member of the Lawrence Aquahawks, boasted an entry time 33 seconds faster than the second-seeded swimmer in the race.
East pumped for all-star game
July 10, 2004
Antwain Jimmerson won’t have to deliver a win-one-for-the-Gipper speech tonight. Jimmerson’s East team appears emotionally ready for the third annual Native American All-Star Football Game. “It’s easy motivation for these kids with the West winning the first two games,” Jimmerson said. “They’re even excited to stretch.”
Seabury student at dressage nationals
July 10, 2004
A young Lawrence woman and her horse are competing in one of the nation’s top equestrian events this weekend in California. “Clare’s wanted to do this since she was 14 and first found out about it,” said Gayleen Hove, mother of Clare Hove, a 17-year-old student at Seabury Academy. “It’s the top of this junior level.”
Former Jayhawk Ervin signs letter with UNLV
July 10, 2004
Former Kansas University basketball player Lauren Ervin has signed a scholarship agreement to play for UNLV starting in 2005-2006. Ervin will sit out the 2004-2005 season at the Las Vegas school in accordance with NCAA transfer rules.
Boxing event big draw
July 10, 2004
When it comes to playing host to the National Native American Boxing Championships, Haskell Indian Nations University appears to have scored a unanimous decision. Ninety boxers registered for the three-day meet at Coffin Complex on the HINU campus.
Raiders roll over North Platte, 13-5
July 10, 2004
Lawrence’s Raiders seemed poised to make a run in this weekend’s North Platte Invitational after a 13-4 regular-season victory Friday over the host team.
Briefs
July 10, 2004
¢ Schilling won’t pitch in All-Star game ¢ Thomas headed to DL ¢ Cubs’ Wood scheduled to return on Sunday
Briefly
July 10, 2004
¢ Affidavit: Couple forced children to dig graves
Millions roll in for KU hoops tickets
July 10, 2004
Hundreds of Kansas University basketball fans eager for season tickets have responded to the athletic department’s one-time offer to reward those who contribute money by June 30. “We don’t have an exact number yet, but it looks like we’ve raised somewhere between $5 million and $7 million since the middle of May, when we sent the forms out,” said associate athletic director Jim Marchiony.
Report casts doubt on wisdom of war
Investigation: Iraq invasion based on false information
July 10, 2004
In a scathing indictment of the nation’s intelligence services, a Senate report concluded Friday the CIA provided false and unfounded assessments of the threat posed by Iraq that the Bush administration relied on to justify going to war.
Clean fuel will clear campus of black bus smoke
July 10, 2004
Kansas University will lose one of its more infamous trademarks this fall. The black clouds of exhaust smoke that long have billowed from the tailpipes of KU on Wheels buses should be a thing of the past, thanks to an eco-friendly fuel the system is adopting.
Kansan has unfinished business on committee
Roberts ranks investigation among hardest jobs
July 10, 2004
Even after a wearying, discordant, yearlong investigation into the justification for the Iraq war, Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts indicated he wants to remain chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee because there is “unfinished business.”
On the Record
July 10, 2004
Geoffrey Ney Guzicki
July 10, 2004
America must address intelligence and energy deficiencies
July 10, 2004
Pluses and minuses are coming out of the military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, the most significant and lasting result of these wars probably won’t be known or appreciated until some years from now.
Lakers tap Tomjanovich
L.A. turns to coach who guided Rockets to two titles
July 10, 2004
Society calendar
July 10, 2004
Around and about
July 10, 2004
Horoscope
July 10, 2004
Briefly
July 10, 2004
¢ Mortar fire hits house, killing child, injuring 3
Briefly
July 10, 2004
¢ Probe continues into train death ¢ Peers help judge punish AWOL alternate juror