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Police make arrest in connection with overnight stabbing
July 21, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:42 a.m.) A stabbing early this morning outside a local bar has led to the arrest of a 22-year-old Lawrence man, according to Lawrence police.
Heat index to rise above 100 again
July 21, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 8:44 a.m.) Today’s forecast calls for another day of hot, humid weather with heat indices above 100 degrees and a chance for thunderstorms. But cooler temperatures are in store for the weekend as a cold front begins moving in Thursday night, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Sharks keep Pirates close in DCABA tournament game
Win is Pirates’ fourth of season against Sharks
July 21, 2004
The 9-U Douglas County Amateur Baseball Assn.. third-place tournament game July 16 marked the fourth time the Pirates played and beat the Eudora Sharks, but this time was different. “They were a much improved team from when we played them earlier this year,” Pirates head coach Stan Skwarlo said.
Lightning on a run to nationals
3 DCABA teams win state, go to Memphis for NBC tournament
July 21, 2004
It took a little time for the Douglas County Amateur Baseball Assn. 9-U select Lightning team to get acquainted at the NBC State tournament at Pittsburg. But, after a trip through the losers’ bracket, the Lightning seized the championship of the NBC Hap Dumont 9-U state tournament and a berth to the NBC national tournament.
National tournament ups traffic
Week-long tournament draws more than 4,000 spectators
July 21, 2004
With vacation season in full swing, Lawrence is the hot spot for close to 4,000 visitors this week for the American Fastpitch Assn.’s national B-division tournament. Last year the AFA national tournament was estimated to have brought in more than $1.1 million. Tournament Director Ed Kimminau expects this year’s tournament to top that.
10-U Rebels take third place in nationals
Team plays six games in two days
July 21, 2004
The Kansas Rebels 10-U team ended a long baseball season with a third-place finish in the United States Specialty Sports Assn. National AA tournament, held last weekend at the Johnson County 3 & 2 complex in Lenexa, Kansas. The Rebels’ dramatic run in the tournament ended Sunday with a 10-9 loss to the Bentonville Diamond Dawgs, the Arkansas state champions from Bentonville, Ark
Kings dominate against Jackets
Whitson pitches complete game in Heinrich league win
July 21, 2004
The Kings soundly defeated the Augusta Green Jackets, 11-1, in a Heinrich League game July 15 at Holcom. The third-place Kings improved to 7-6 in league play, while the fourth-place Jackets dropped to 3-11 on the year. Mitch Whitson pitched a complete game for the Kings, who jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning.
Royals teach kids tools of trade at youth clinic
Ex-pros help youngster learn fundamentals
July 21, 2004
Local baseball players had an opportunity to learn how to play the game like a big leaguer July 17 at Hoglund Ballpark. Former Kansas City Royals players such as Brian McRae, Ed Hearn, and John Mayberry spent the morning giving pointers to area youth as part of the Royals’ Baseball Youth Clinic.
Players cowgirl up to win game
Cowgirls prevent Black Panther comeback in Jhawk league play
July 21, 2004
The Cowgirls withstood a furious comeback by the Black Panthers to win their Jhawk Softball League game, 11-10, July 14 at Youth Sports Inc. Both teams put together big innings in the game, which featured strong defense, lots of hitting and a boisterous group of supporters on both sides.
Phenix play hard, come in second
Team comes up just short in final game of tournament
July 21, 2004
The Lawrence Phenix 12-U softball team placed second in the American Softball Assn. Mid America Region 12 tournament, held July 9-12 in Topeka. The team played nine games during the tournament, beating three state championship teams along the way.
Coach’s teams know how to win
Willoughby leads squads to tournament wins
July 21, 2004
It’s good to be Mike Willoughby. After coaching the 9-U Mustangs — the only team in Douglas County Amateur Baseball Assn. to go undefeated in the regular season — to a first place in their league, he was selected to coach one of the 9-U select teams.
Thunder finish first in league play
Team avenges last week’s loss to Bulls
July 21, 2004
The Thunder convincingly clinched first place the Heinrich Leauge’s regular-season title July 15 with a 14-3 win at Holcom over their rivals, the Durham Bulls. After an extra-inning loss to the Bulls the previous week, the Thunder weren’t taking any chances this time around, controlling the action from start to finish. Starting pitcher Derek Lederer threw four strong innings, with the hard-throwing Zach Durr coming in to wrap things up in the fifth and final inning.
Business asset
Thanks to the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America for its decision to continue to call Lawrence home.
July 21, 2004
Sometimes, the things that don’t happen are worth celebrating. That certainly is the case with the announcement Tuesday that the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America had decided not to move its headquarters out of Lawrence.
Financial slap
July 21, 2004
Seeking change
July 21, 2004
Enemy within
July 21, 2004
Respect for law
July 21, 2004
Marriage ‘tradition’ varied
July 21, 2004
Over the past year I have followed the debate over gay marriage with interest. Like Sen. John McCain I don’t believe that the majority of American people favor a constitutional ban on such marriages and I doubt that they ever will. But I have been fascinated not only by the passion the subject has generated but also by the arguments which have been set forth. Recently I had lunch with a friend, a historian, who talked about the problem of trying to define “traditional marriage” and the “traditional family” and to use these definitions in arguments to ban new forms of relationships like gay marriage.
House plan would cut funding for NASA
July 21, 2004
A proposed budget boost for NASA appears headed in the opposite direction as the agency falls victim to competing priorities and tighter federal purse strings.
Daily ticker
July 21, 2004
Commodities
July 21, 2004
Briefcase
July 21, 2004
¢ Schwab back in charge at namesake brokerage ¢ Microsoft set to return cash to shareholders ¢ Former NYSE leader files defamation lawsuit
Canned salsa calls for certain amount of acid for safety
July 21, 2004
Most canned salsa recipes combine onions, peppers and tomatoes with acetic acid, in the form of either vinegar or lemon juice. The amount of acid is critical to the salsa’s safety. A proper amount of acid will reduce the pH, which is a measure of the food’s acidity. For safe salsa, the pH of the vegetable ingredients should be less than 4.6.
Jayni’ features recipes from California
July 21, 2004
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Recipes from California’s Central Coast.”
Poet lives in Kerry campaign
Lawrence native’s work oft-quoted by Democratic presidential contender
July 21, 2004
Langston Hughes’ poem “Let America Be America Again” cast a critical eye on American society, suggesting the United States had never lived up to the ideals set by the Founding Fathers. Some even thought it was communist propaganda.
Association staying put in city
Golf Course Superintendents board decides not to relocate
July 21, 2004
For the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, the grass isn’t greener on the other side of the fence.
Rulings warn of bias against parents
More moms, dads challenging employers over discrimination
July 21, 2004
Meeting the demands of both job and family can be daunting for any working mother — or father. However, recent court rulings are sending a strong warning to employers: Don’t assume such juggling acts will lower workplace performance.
Need for intelligence czar splits Senate committee
Roberts warns of rush to judgment on proposal
July 21, 2004
A Senate committee found little consensus on a proposal to establish a Cabinet-level chief of the nation’s 15 intelligence agencies, indicating the idea could be a tough sell in Congress.
3rd District forum comes up one shy
Lightner, Kobach discuss immigration, abortion after Taff cancels appearance
July 21, 2004
A third candidate failed to show for a television forum, but Republican congressional hopefuls Patricia Lightner and Kris Kobach on Tuesday argued about immigration policy and who was the stronger anti-abortion opponent.
Dog statue disappears from grave of master
July 21, 2004
For months, a life-sized statue of “Cocoa,” Richard Hadl’s beloved chocolate-colored Labrador retriever, had been standing next to Hadl’s grave in Oak Hill Cemetery.
District studies boundary changes
One proposal would look at moving more students into inner city
July 21, 2004
A Lawrence school board member wants a district committee studying school boundaries to look at ways to move students from heavily populated west side elementary schools to underutilized schools in the city’s core.
City briefs
July 21, 2004
¢ One-vehicle accident sends three to LMH ¢ Candidate’s office building spray painted with graffiti ¢ Group cancels forum on education funding
Escaped prisoner benefited from error
July 21, 2004
An inmate who escaped from a work crew was facing charges of attempted murder and rape, which should have prevented him from being classified as minimum security, authorities said Monday.
Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition weighs in on lawsuit over Kansas school funding
July 21, 2004
The Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow-PUSH Coalition has joined a growing list of friends of the Kansas Supreme Court who have been allowed to weigh in on a lawsuit challenging the state’s school finance scheme.
New report to back up WMD claims
July 21, 2004
An upcoming report will contain “a good deal of new information” backing up the Bush administration’s contention that Saddam Hussein pursued weapons of mass destruction, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner, R-Va., said Tuesday.
U.N. to send inspectors back to Iraq
July 21, 2004
U.N. nuclear safeguards inspectors will return to Iraq in the coming days after an official invitation from the new government, the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said Tuesday.
Lowell Stotts Lashbrook
July 21, 2004
Marjorie L. Schutter
July 21, 2004
Joseph W. ‘Dub’ Hillebert
July 21, 2004
Li services
July 21, 2004
Eva Jean Gordon
July 21, 2004
George F. Sardou
July 21, 2004
Pujols’ blast crushes Cubs
Infielder’s third homer of day rallies Cardinals
July 21, 2004
Albert Pujols’ third homer on a testy Tuesday at Wrigley Field brought the St. Louis Cardinals all the way back and sent the Chicago Cubs to a crushing defeat.
Sooners not dwelling on last season
July 21, 2004
Something went wrong on the road to the national championship. Oklahoma, which won its first 12 football games by a combined score of 580-158, stumbled down the stretch. Kansas State stunned the nation’s top-ranked team, 35-7, in the Big 12 Conference championship game, and LSU handed OU a 21-14 setback in the Sugar Bowl.
Miami greets acquisition O’Neal
Shaq tells Heat fans he’s ‘going to bring a championship’
July 21, 2004
He was difficult to spot at first, when the semi-tractor trailer with the words “Diesel Power” on the side pulled up to the Miami Heat’s arena.
Phenix eager to leave pool play
July 21, 2004
For the past two days, the parking lots at the Clinton Lake Softball Complex have been flooded with minivans and SUVs displaying out-of-state license plates and windows painted with words of encouragement.
Attention stuns Padgett
July 21, 2004
Former Kansas University basketball player David Padgett, who is trying out for USA Basketball’s World Championship for Young Men Qualifying team this week, is enjoying being out of the spotlight following his decision to leave Kansas last spring.
Ex-Jayhawk Ostertag signs with Sacramento
July 21, 2004
Former Kansas University center Greg Ostertag signed with the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, leaving the Utah Jazz after nine seasons.
Michael Jackson denies reports of quadruplets
July 21, 2004
Us Weekly magazine reports that Michael Jackson, who is due to go on trial in his child molestation case Sept. 13, is expecting quadruplets — a story the singer flatly denies.
On the record
July 21, 2004
Correction
July 21, 2004
In a caption under a photo on Tuesday’s 18 & Under page, a name was omitted from the identification of four girls in the picture. From left are Ida Greenwell, Regan Keller, Aly Frydman and Lucy Daldorph.
Lawrence briefs
July 21, 2004
¢ KU schedules final examinations ¢ Felon ordered to prison for weapon possession ¢ “River City” interviews Medal of Honor recipient
City commission briefs
July 21, 2004
¢ Homeless task force ¢ University zoning ¢ Historic preservation ¢ Amtrak support ¢ Meeting canceled
Martha Stewart is muse for year’s worst prose
July 21, 2004
A California man has claimed top honors at the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest celebrating bad writing, likening the end of a love affair to “Martha Stewart ripping the sand vein out of a shrimp’s tail.”
Denis Leary all fired up in FX series
July 21, 2004
Shows too smart for network television thrive on cable. Denis Leary’s irreverent cop comedy “The Job” went missing in action on ABC, so Leary changes uniforms and civil service exams to become a fireman on “Rescue Me” (9 p.m., FX).
Armstrong storms to victory in Alps
Five-time defending champ flashes past Basso on late turn, bags victory in 15th stage
July 21, 2004
If Lance Armstrong were going to show any weakness, if he were going to let Ivan Basso or Jan Ullrich gain confidence, it appeared it would happen Tuesday.
Hafner’s three homers lift Tribe
July 21, 2004
Travis Hafner hated to leave Anaheim so much, he was the last guy out of the shower in the Cleveland Indians’ clubhouse.
Horoscopes
July 21, 2004
Briefly
July 21, 2004
¢ Gay couple sue to have marriage recognized ¢ Wildlife officials OK bear hunt
AMC Entertainment stock rises on reports of buyout
J.P. Morgan Partners in talks to purchase K.C. firm
July 21, 2004
AMC Entertainment Inc.’s shares surged 23 percent Tuesday on reports that private equity firm J.P. Morgan Partners was negotiating to buy the movie theater company.
Tis the season to enjoy fresh, flavorful veggie dishes
July 21, 2004
The Kansas climate being what it is, there are only about three months of the year when it is possible to eat meals whose nonmeat ingredients consist of nothing but locally grown, full-flavored vegetables. We’re in the thick of that season now, and it is wonderful.
Candidates see need for new strategies
July 21, 2004
They went through New England prep schools and Yale at the time when the New Frontier collided with the Vietnam War. They came of age at a time young men struggled with big questions of conscience. They entered the work force in an age of rights but at a time when the nation struggled with its limits.
Greenspan says Fed ready to raise rates if inflation worsens
Economists expect quarter-point increase in August
July 21, 2004
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Tuesday the central bank was prepared to raise interest rates more quickly if inflation suddenly worsens.
Probe finds wage violations at Microtech
Lawrence company sends back pay to former, misclassified employees
July 21, 2004
An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor has found Lawrence-based Microtech Computers did not properly pay some of its employees for overtime work.
Baked beans create easy, healthful accompaniment
July 21, 2004
As families fire up barbecues for summer weekend cookouts, chances are baked beans will appear alongside whatever’s cooking on the grill.
Berger resigns from Kerry campaign
July 21, 2004
Former national security adviser Sandy Berger was forced to step down as one of John Kerry’s wise men Tuesday after the Clinton-era official acknowledged that he took classified terror documents.
Briefly
July 21, 2004
¢ Chess great to be deported ¢ Israel told to tear down wall ¢ Government unrest continues ¢ International community pledges aid to Haiti
District’s budget takes another step toward adoption
July 21, 2004
Lawrence school board members unanimously approved publishing a $96.9 million overall budget for the 2004-2005 school year.
Militants release Filipino hostage
U.S. death toll approaches 900
July 21, 2004
Militants freed a Filipino truck driver Tuesday after the Philippines government gave in to their demands to withdraw troops from Iraq to prevent the beheading of the 46-year-old father of eight who had been held captive for two weeks.
KU aide Edwards tees it up
Golf assistant shoots 76 at Kansas Amateur
July 21, 2004
When Roy Edwards played golf for Kansas University from 1995 to 1998, he never was KU’s best hitter off the tee or most precise putter.
Baltimore beats up on Royals
July 21, 2004
No more 0-for-Orioles. Karim Garcia, hitless in eight games with Baltimore four years ago, opened his second stint with the Orioles with two home runs and five RBIs.
City 8-year-old burning up track
Harmon-Thomas one of six Lawrence Track Club athletes headed to nationals
July 21, 2004
See how fast she runs and how far she can jump, and then try to remember she’s just 8 years old.
Drugs diminish achievements
July 21, 2004
They bolted from the locker room faster than from the starting blocks.
Moon landing remembered as time of risk, courage
July 21, 2004
Johnson Space Center staff and retirees Tuesday marked the 35th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing with MoonPies, a vintage car parade and proud reflections of a deed that dazzled the world.
Martin Services
July 21, 2004
People
July 21, 2004
¢ ‘24’ subtracts cast members ¢ Don’t wait up for Britney ¢ Sexy vegetarians ¢ A boat to boast of
City votes to allow Wal-Mart to expand existing store
Retailer to offer groceries on South Iowa
July 21, 2004
Two years and seven lawsuits after its first attempt, Wal-Mart was given permission Tuesday to expand its Lawrence operations to include grocery sales — albeit in a different location than originally planned.
Sept. 11 report won’t say attacks were preventable
July 21, 2004
The Sept. 11 commission’s final report won’t declare that the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history was preventable, though some panelists said during the 20-month investigation they believed the hijackers could have been stopped.
Mizzou hypes QB
Tigers’ Smith, OU’s White touted for Heisman
July 21, 2004
Jason White won the Heisman Trophy in 2003, but the University of Oklahoma senior might not be the most-hyped quarterback in his own conference in 2004.
Briefly
July 21, 2004
¢ Botox approved for armpit sweating ¢ Animal rights group captures chicken abuse ¢ Napster to expand service to colleges ¢ Education funding for migrants cut
Gung ho about garlic
Sellers at Lawrence Farmers Market tout seasonal favorite, its various uses
July 21, 2004
Natalya Lowther doesn’t just like the way garlic tastes. She likes the way it looks, too.
Garlic recipes
July 21, 2004
¢ Oven Roasted Garlic or Roasted Garlic on the Grill ¢ Penne Pasta with Garlic, Fresh Cherry Tomatoes and Asiago Cheese ¢ Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic ¢ Garlic Potatoes