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Police investigating rape in southwest Lawrence
July 14, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 9:34 p.m.) Police are trying to solve a rape that happened about 3 a.m. today after an unknown man entered a woman’s residence in the southwest part of the city.
Pastors schooled in how to preach politics
July 14, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 5:04 p.m.) Preaching politics from the church pulpit is OK but it is probably better not to name names. That was the advice today from experts on federal law concerning the mixture of politics and tax-exempt religious organizations.
Production company making ‘rain’ in Lawrence’s downtown
July 14, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 1:39 p.m.) Lawrence will remain dry and sunny through this afternoon, except for one very wet block downtown. A downpour on Eighth Street between Massachusetts and New Hamphire streets, part of an advertising photo shoot for Chubb Insurance, is scheduled for late this afternoon.
West Nile virus found in four Kansas counties
July 14, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 11:54 a.m.) Five birds in four Kansas counties have tested positive for West Nile virus this year, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said today.
Not as hot, chance for rain overnight
July 14, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 12:51 p.m.) A cold front that rolled in overnight is bringing cooler temperatures to the Lawrence area for the next couple of days, plus a chance for isolated showers for the next few nights.
People
July 14, 2004
¢ Olympic Games albums feature international favorites ¢ Bill O’Reilly has no comment ¢ Eminem plans radio channel
Crew gives fields what they need
Rain means extra work, planning for maintenance department
July 14, 2004
When it rains, Gary Hines, Lawrence Parks and Recreation District No. 1 supervisor, would rather have it pour. He said a heavy rain prevents less water soaking into the ground than a slow, soft rain does. The conditions after a rain storm affects how fast the fields dry.
Pirates prevail in tourney game
Pitchers lead way in victory over regular season champs Cougars
July 14, 2004
The Eudora Pirates continued their success in the Douglas County Amateur Baseball Assn. 8-U postseason tournament, beating the Cougars 4-2 on July 6 at 4-H fields. The Pirates jumped out to an early lead and held on behind strong relief pitching performances by Dalton Strickell and Andrew Ballock. With the victory, their second in the tournament, the Pirates advanced to the third round. They won their first postseason game, 4-0, against the Hurricanes on June 30.
Bears end season on good note
Byers gets to play final game of DCABA 9-U postseason tourney
July 14, 2004
It was a night of endings and a night of comebacks for the Bears as they faced the Warriors in 9-U Douglas County Amateur Baseball Assn. tournament play July 8 at 4-H fields. After spending most of the summer baseball season in the hospital, Evan Byers made his comeback for what would be the Bears’ final game of the season.
Wranglers stumble against Titans
Overland Park team beats Lawrence squad
July 14, 2004
Despite some good moments pitching and hitting, the Lawrence Wranglers may not want to remember too much about their game against the Overland Park Titans, July 9, at the Prairie Center Complex in Olathe. The Titans were too much for the 14-U AAA traveling team from Lawrence, jumping out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning and going on to win, 13-4.
Battle for first goes extra innings
Bulls come up with victory against Thunder
July 14, 2004
After the first inning, the score was tied at 1. The Bulls jumped out to a 3-1 lead until the Thunder struck hard in the bottom of the fifth inning, scoring four runs. The Bulls tied the game with a two-run sixth inning and pitcher Lance Lamborn struck out two Thunder players in the bottom of the inning to take the game to extra innings.
Implant helps Tarr play baseball
Right fielder in Jhawk league hears with help of special device
July 14, 2004
Like many 12-year-olds, Clark Tarr likes playing baseball about as much as anything in the world. Clark can hardly wait for the season to start every year. He’s been playing in the Parks and Recreation Leagues since T-ball, and he’s the right fielder for the Royals in the Jhawk Baseball League.
Bandits’ dynamic duo shines, Flash win
Hall sisters form a pitcher-catcher battery
July 14, 2004
The Bandits’ pitcher and catcher have an advantage over most pitcher-catcher duos. Not only are they interchangeable, which allows them to relate to one another, but they are also twin sisters, which gives them an advantage not many players have. Being constant sidekicks allows them to communicate in a way most teammates can’t.
Twins pitchers quiet Red Sox bats
Schmidt, Calik give up just two singles in Jhawk league victory
July 14, 2004
The Twins cruised to victory against the Red Sox, winning the Jhawk baseball league game 10-0 on July 7 at Holcom. Jacob Schmidt and Greg Calik combined to pitch a two-hitter, and the offense came up with two big innings to put the game away for the Twins. The Twins opened the game strongly against Red Sox starter Levi Everson.
Alert and alive
Road construction calls for extra caution by motorists.
July 14, 2004
The summer construction season makes it even more important for drivers to be alert and careful on the road.
Get registered
Registration is just the first step in being an informed voter.
July 14, 2004
Special efforts in Lawrence are urging young people and members of the local homeless community to register to vote.
VNA needs
July 14, 2004
No religion
July 14, 2004
Pool issues
July 14, 2004
Golf thoughts
July 14, 2004
AIDS requires renewed effort
July 14, 2004
For the next few days, those who care about the epidemic of HIV/AIDS will be focused on the 15th International AIDS Conference, which begins Sunday in Bangkok, Thailand.
City softball
July 14, 2004
Ali’s appearance enough to amaze baseball’s best
July 14, 2004
Derek Jeter barely could utter a word, almost frozen with fear when he met Muhammad Ali the day before.
American no-shows draw ire of Europeans
July 14, 2004
It’s easy to make fun of the pampered Americans. They get their fancy courtesy cars — a Mercedes one week, a Cadillac the next, a Buick at worst — and play for $5 million purses on courses that are manicured to perfection. But ask them to fly overseas, whether it’s a World Golf Championship or the oldest championship in golf, and it becomes an imposition.
British Open is wide open
With Woods no longer dominating majors, field feels confident
July 14, 2004
Despite two U.S. Open titles and a wealth of talent, Ernie Els used to show up at major championships and try to convince himself he could win.
Monty still seeking elusive title
Montgomerie aiming for first British Open crown on course where he learned to play
July 14, 2004
Colin Montgomerie is home again, trying for perhaps the final time to win the major championship he so desperately covets on the course where he learned to play.
Bryant makes L.A. teams wait
O’Neal expected to be sent to Miami in trade today
July 14, 2004
Kobe Bryant wasn’t tipping his hand Tuesday night as the NBA’s two-week moratorium on trades and free-agent signings expired, though the Los Angeles Clippers were busy trying to clear enough salary-cap space to offer him a maximum contract.
Commentary: Laker fans should say good riddance
July 14, 2004
And then there are those of us who believe the Los Angeles Lakers will be lucky to be rid of Shaquille O’Neal.
AL lights up Rocket
Six-run first chases Clemens, buries NL
July 14, 2004
Roger Clemens hardly had time to worry about Mike Piazza. He was too busy getting banged up by American League hitters.
KU shuffles broadcast teams for Sept. 4
July 14, 2004
Bob Davis can’t be in two places at once, let alone three. The longtime voice of Kansas University athletics also is in his eighth year broadcasting Kansas City Royals baseball games, and that will cause a conflict Sept. 4.
Brown, Gruber to compete at Olympic track trials
July 14, 2004
Baldwin High graduate Eric Brown and former Kansas University standout Charlie Gruber were waiting in the wings at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Sacramento, Calif.
Low-cost airlines creating price war
Companies offering big discounts
July 14, 2004
A fresh round of airfare cuts are great for travelers but pose a continuing problem for older airlines that can’t make money at such low prices, analysts say.
Commodities
July 14, 2004
Thrift store seeks to relocate in Lawrence
Goodwill says taxes behind need to move
July 14, 2004
Lawrence’s biggest thrift shop is looking for a new home. “We’re not leaving Lawrence, but we’ll be leaving this building,” said Tom Dooley, marketing vice president for Helping Hands of Goodwill Industries, the Kansas City, Mo.-based charity that operates the secondhand store at 2200 W. 31st St.
Discount service helps boost Wichita’s airport traffic
Passenger count hits highest level in June
July 14, 2004
Airport traffic in Wichita reached a record level in June, spurred by an improving economy and the attraction of discount airline service.
Domino’s initial public offering falls flat
July 14, 2004
Domino’s Pizza Inc. failed to deliver big gains for investors in its initial public offering of stock, with the shares falling nearly 4 percent Tuesday in their trading debut.
Briefcase
July 14, 2004
¢ Wheat harvest forecast continues to darken ¢ Burger King taps CEO ¢ Commerce earnings rise ¢ Diamond company to pay $10M in price-fixing case ¢ USA Today’s profits rise
Daily ticker
July 14, 2004
Clerk’s misconduct basis for new trial
July 14, 2004
A Kansas City man convicted of second-degree assault and sentenced to seven years in prison will receive a new trial because a judge’s law clerk sat in on the jury’s deliberations.
Wichita’s former city manager seriously ill
July 14, 2004
Chris Cherches, who was Wichita’s city manager for 18 years before resigning amid controversy last year, has been diagnosed with cancer, former Mayor Bob Knight said.
Alaska lawmaker supports tribe’s bid for KCK casino
July 14, 2004
A powerful ally of the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma spoke out Tuesday against the closure of its Kansas casino by state authorities.
Patio for downtown bar OK’d
July 14, 2004
A downtown Lawrence bar will get a new outdoor patio, and city commissioners are preparing for a possible onslaught of similar requests from other businesses.
Wet weather helps create longer pods
July 14, 2004
The ample rainfall this summer has been kind to area gardens, but no crop has benefited quite like green beans. Well-watered bean plants quickly produce the long, uniformly slender pods pictured in seed catalogs and on the front of seed packets. At my house, we call these 6-inch pods movie star beans.
Lawrence resident fires up his favorite recipes for grilling
July 14, 2004
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Backyard BBQ With Jeff Novorr.”
How to pick cucumbers
Preparation guidelines for a garden favorite
July 14, 2004
The inside of a growing cucumber on a hot summer day is 20 degrees cooler than the outside air temperature. This fact gave rise to the expression “cool as a cucumber.”
Culinary institute brews up ice-cream treat for summer
July 14, 2004
Ice cream is a universally favorite dessert, widely loved by young and old. Just try to imagine summertime, or a child’s birthday celebration, without it.
Robert E. ‘Mr. Clean’ Doughty
July 14, 2004
Michael J. Walts
July 14, 2004
Kevin Paul Meyer
July 14, 2004
Testimony paints fantasies of teenager ‘hurting people’
Detective says suspect admits striking victim with crowbar
July 14, 2004
A Lawrence teen charged with beating an acquaintance with a crowbar told police he didn’t want the victim bothering him and said “he had fantasies about hurting people who irritated him,” a detective testified Tuesday.
Blueberries can add nutrients to variety of dishes
July 14, 2004
Go blue for a true burst of health wrapped in a tasty package.
Trucker escapes injury as rig blows up near city
July 14, 2004
The fire and explosions were so hot they melted part of Kansas Highway 32 northeast of Lawrence.
HIV vaccine research advances at KUMC
Scientist hopes FDA will OK trials on humans
July 14, 2004
Because of the muscle spasms, numbness, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue, sore throats and fevers, there were times during the past 19 years when Sandy Swartz didn’t take her HIV medication.
Campus cigarette sales ban sought
KU group takes cue from city’s new law
July 14, 2004
Energized by a citywide smoking ban, Kansas University health advocates are hoping to find new ways to deter smoking on campus.
Red Cross accuses U.S. of hiding detainees
July 14, 2004
The international Red Cross said Tuesday it suspected the United States was hiding detainees in lockups across the globe, though the agency had been granted access to thousands of prisoners in Iraq and elsewhere.
Corrections
July 14, 2004
Area briefs
July 14, 2004
¢ Sudan crisis is topic on Public Radio show ¢ Brown Bag Concert features bluegrass band ¢ LHS graduates tapped for honor society at KU ¢ National columnist appears on ‘River City’ ¢ Vehicle registration notices get new look ¢ Lawrence City Band to play worldly music ¢ KU professors helping Liberal history teachers ¢ Military science chair relinquishes command
France, U.S. clash on AIDS policies
Drug companies close booths at conference
July 14, 2004
Tempers flared here Tuesday as France accused the United States of trying to blackmail small countries such as Thailand into upholding patents on AIDS-fighting drugs.
Knightly squabble descends on Britain
July 14, 2004
Long gone are the days when a knight was a champion rider in gleaming body armor charging to save a damsel in distress — and the title should go, too, a British parliamentary committee said Tuesday.
Doctors have beer drinker’s license revoked
July 14, 2004
A man who told his doctors that he drank more than a six-pack of beer per day is now fighting to get his driver’s license back because the physicians apparently reported him to the state.
Police say hate-crime report false
July 14, 2004
Just days after claiming to having been the victim of a cruel anti-Semitic attack that stunned France, a young mother confessed she fabricated the story, authorities said Tuesday.
Summer school sessions start across Lawrence
District offers math, reading and enrichment to keep minds active
July 14, 2004
Sydney Combs, 5, likes icing and vanilla wafers. But working on an art project incorporating the two items Tuesday almost proved too much for her. Sydney, along with classmates in teacher Amy Gingrich’s summer art class at Prairie Park School, spent class time creating a color wheel by mixing different colored icing with toothpicks on the wafers.
Philippines withdrawing troops
Nation agreeing to captors’ demands
July 14, 2004
The Philippines announced plans today to withdraw its peacekeepers from Iraq, an apparent effort to meet the demand of kidnappers threatening to kill a captive Filipino truck driver.
Iraqis crack down, arrest 527 suspects
July 14, 2004
Taking aim at hostage takers as well as insurgents and common criminals, Iraq’s new government launched a major sweep in Baghdad, with police arresting 527 suspects.
Anti-war billboard in Times Square rejected
July 14, 2004
A contested anti-war billboard planned for Times Square was nixed by the hotel where it was to be placed because of its political content, according to a hotel spokeswoman.
Phelps handed another setback
Crocker breaks his own world record while winning 100-meter butterfly
July 14, 2004
Michael Phelps heads to Athens trying to bounce back from another loss.
Kitchen tools
Gadgets can make food preparation easier
July 14, 2004
Tools that slice vegetables parchment-thin. A funky grater that more resembles a woodworking tool than a kitchen accessory. And a digital meat thermometer that signals to the chef through a paging system that the roast has attained a perfect medium rare.
New options mapped for West Bank barrier
July 14, 2004
Army mapmakers presented new options Tuesday for Israel’s West Bank barrier, moving it closer to Israel and aiming to minimize hardships for Palestinians.
Patriot Act used beyond terror cases
Ashcroft touts law’s use for criminal convictions
July 14, 2004
The Patriot Act has helped law enforcement officials nab terrorists and solve crimes, according to a Justice Department report sent to Congress on Tuesday in an attempt to shore up wavering support for the law.
Airman from Kansas killed in Iraq
July 14, 2004
An airman from Kansas who was killed in Iraq while riding in a convoy was proud of his service in the Air Force and wanted to make it his career, his mother said Tuesday.
KU symbols
July 14, 2004
Briefly
July 14, 2004
¢ Explosion rocks Baghdad ¢ Bin Laden ally surrenders ¢ Heavy rains flood East Coast
Briefly
July 14, 2004
¢ New intelligence unveiled in train attack ¢ Blair’s Iraq woes continue with report ¢ Bishop under fire for seminary scandal ¢ Marine’s debriefing nearly complete
Briefly
July 14, 2004
¢ Enron e-mails renew ethics complaint ¢ Tribal casino revenues top $16.7 billion in ‘03 ¢ Testimony continues in Peterson case ¢ House votes to allow prescription imports
Speakers lined up to laud Kerry
July 14, 2004
Two former presidents, a panoply of party stalwarts and rising stars, and Sen. John Kerry’s fellow Vietnam War veterans will be among those saluting the presumed Democratic presidential nominee at the party’s national convention in Boston later this month.
Bush twins hit campaign trail
July 14, 2004
After years of zealously guarding his twin daughters’ privacy, President Bush has turned a public spotlight on them by making both active players in his re-election.
CDC ‘chem-packs’ distributed to states
July 14, 2004
The government is quietly shipping stocks of antidotes against chemical weapons to states under a long-awaited program to boost response to a potential terrorist attack.
Acting Chechen leader survives blast
July 14, 2004
Chechnya’s acting president escaped an assassination attempt Tuesday when an explosion tore through his motorcade, although one of his bodyguards was killed and three other people were wounded, officials said.
Ottawa, De Soto making moves
Pair of area schools joining expanded Frontier League this fall
July 14, 2004
The move has been finalized awhile now, but as Ottawa and De Soto get closer to officially joining the Frontier League the schools’ coaches can’t help but be excited.
Collison returns to court
July 14, 2004
Nick Collison’s 12-foot jump shot from the baseline was short, hitting the rim and rebounding back to him.
Downtown retailers gear up for annual sidewalk sale
July 14, 2004
There are no promises of Ferris wheels or cotton candy, but merchants are telling shoppers to expect a carnivallike atmosphere Thursday in downtown Lawrence.
GOP faces defeat on gay marriage amendment
July 14, 2004
Short on votes and beset by internal divisions, Senate Republicans struggled Tuesday to salvage a respectable defeat for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, an issue that President Bush pushed toward the top of the election-year agenda.
On the record
July 14, 2004
Woodling: Perkins called ‘relevant’ in football
July 14, 2004
Dennis Dodd, senior writer for CBSSportsline.com, lists Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins at No. 49 on his list of the 50 most relevant people in college football.
Armstrong in hunt as mountain stages loom
American sixth overall after ninth stage; Voeckler still leading cycling event
July 14, 2004
Move over sprinters, time for climbers to shine.
Women’s rights key to progress in Iraq
July 14, 2004
When people ask me what can be done on an individual basis to help Iraqis, I respond, “Help the women.” A key measure of progress in Iraq will be whether women keep or lose their rights.
Soriano named MVP
Top vote-getter comes through for AL
July 14, 2004
Now Alfonso Soriano is an MVP, too.
U.S. exports reach record high
Trade deficit with China widens
July 14, 2004
America’s trade deficit narrowed to $46 billion in May, an improvement brought about as U.S. exports posted their best month on record.
Escaped tiger Bobo killed
July 14, 2004
A tiger that escaped from the home of a movie actor who once played Tarzan was shot to death Tuesday after it lunged at a state wildlife officer who was trying to capture it.
The personal is political in moving HBO documentary
July 14, 2004
A touching and surprisingly intimate sports documentary, “Hitler’s Pawn” (9 p.m., HBO), recalls a little-known chapter in Olympic history. Gretel Bergmann may not be as well known as Jesse Owens, but she played an important if painful role in the 1936 Berlin games.
Horoscopes
July 14, 2004
Apartment proposal withdrawn
July 14, 2004
It’s back to the drafting board for developers wanting to build apartments in the 1700 block of West Seventh Street.
Phenix take two from Diamonds
12-U Lawrence team sweeps doubleheader
July 14, 2004
The Lawrence Phenix 12-U Softball team swept both games of a doubleheader against the Platte County Diamonds on July 8 at the Field of Dreams Complex in Basehor. The Phenix had an easy time of it in the first game, winning 10-3. The second game was more dramatic, with the Phenix pulling it out in extra innings. In that game, Alex Zordel hit a walk-off, two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning to score Anna Mayes and Bailey Scott, giving the Phenix an 8-7 victory.
Pitts talks about race, future
July 14, 2004
Prior to a June 28 speech at Washburn University in Topeka, syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts spoke to Journal-World editorial page editor Ann Gardner and “River City Weekly” host Greg Hurd on a variety of topics including race relations in the United States, the “American Dream” and the war in Iraq.
Once invincible, Jones now beatable
Five-time medal winner at Sydney could miss Games
July 14, 2004
Once nearly invincible, Marion Jones is becoming more beatable with each event at the U.S. Olympic track trials.
Runyan runs to second straight berth
July 14, 2004
Marla Runyan moved to Oregon in 1997, hoping a new coach and different events would help her track-and-field career take off.
City briefs
July 14, 2004
¢ Downtown street closing for advertising shoot ¢ Polling place opens for advance voting ¢ Morning wreck snarls turnpike traffic ¢ KU student reports groping at party
Lone Star-area residents to fight housing development
July 14, 2004
Opponents of a proposed 219-acre housing development near Lone Star Lake are trying to rally neighbors to their cause.
Police briefs
July 14, 2004
¢ Suspect in bomb scare makes court appearance ¢ Police investigate apartment intruder ¢ Judge agrees to delay Lawrence murder trial ¢ Housemates arrested on drug-related charges
U.S. launches operation to protect Afghan voters
July 14, 2004
Thousands of American troops have begun a new operation to prevent militants from derailing Afghanistan’s first presidential election, the top U.S. commander here said Tuesday in an interview with The Associated Press.
Chinese diplomat seeks greater trade with Kansas
July 14, 2004
A senior Chinese diplomat on Tuesday encouraged greater efforts to boost trade between his nation and Kansas and the United States.