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Heavy rains hit Douglas County
Some intersections closed in southern Lawrence
July 24, 2004
(Updated Saturday at 1:36 p.m.) Be careful if you have to drive into low-lying areas today — Douglas County was under a flood warning earlier today and more rains are expected through the early afternoon, said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Briefly
July 24, 2004
¢ Ice cream social to include candidates ¢ Clinton program to explore turtles
Media lawyers say celebrities get special treatment in court
July 24, 2004
The extraordinary secrecy imposed by judges in the cases of Michael Jackson, Kobe Bryant and Martha Stewart has some media experts and scholars warning that America is developing a two-tiered justice system: one for celebrities and one for everyone else.
Nickelodeon tells kids to turn off television
July 24, 2004
Turn off the TV and go outside! Kids hear that from their parents all the time. Now, improbably, they’ll hear it from a TV network.
Setting the pace
July 24, 2004
Recent salary increases in the Kansas University Athletic Department may spur a chain reaction across the nation.
Welcome event
July 24, 2004
Hopefully some of the thousands of girls playing in the national softball tournament this week will find reasons to return to Lawrence.
Around and about
July 24, 2004
Major parties seek Nader advantage
July 24, 2004
Ralph Nader has a genius for controversy. The man who made his reputation by badgering corporations on safety issues and consumer rights, and caused the Democrats heartburn by “stealing” votes from Al Gore in 2000, is at the center of another snarling fight — this time over ballot access for his third presidential campaign. Once again, Nader sees himself as the innocent victim of powerful forces, rather than the instigator of trouble.
Sensitive crops
July 24, 2004
Tax benefits
July 24, 2004
McMurray claims his first Busch pole
July 24, 2004
Jamie McMurray grabbed the first pole of his NASCAR Busch Series career on Friday at New Hampshire International Speedway.
Schumacher leads practice for German Grand Prix
July 24, 2004
Michael Schumacher took a step toward matching his own record of 11 victories in a season Friday by posting the fastest time in practice for the German Grand Prix.
Hornish hoping luck changes
July 24, 2004
Sam Hornish Jr. believes he can control 95 percent of what it takes to win races in the IndyCar series. The other five percent is giving him trouble this season.
Club news
July 24, 2004
4-H news
July 24, 2004
Scouting news
July 24, 2004
Kansas farmers’ average income up
July 24, 2004
A bountiful wheat harvest and record cattle prices boosted average net farm income by more than $31,000 in 2003 over the previous year, according to a new report.
Former priest faces another abuse suit
July 24, 2004
A former Kansas City priest is the target of another civil lawsuit alleging that he molested two young boys in the 1980s.
George to play for Cowboys
Ex-Titans running back agrees to one-year contract
July 24, 2004
Eddie George agreed to a contract with the Dallas Cowboys on Friday, just two days after being released by the Tennessee Titans.
Israel takes vengeance on militant
July 24, 2004
An Israeli helicopter attack in Gaza that killed two Palestinian militants was aimed at a man believed to have jubilantly displayed the severed head of an Israeli soldier two months ago, security officials said Friday.
Dominican energy crisis leaves even doctors in dark
July 24, 2004
Women give birth by candlelight. Doctors take notes using the glow of their cellular phones.
Housing starts sputter in first half
Builders blame lack of space, lumber costs
July 24, 2004
Lawrence homebuilders are off to their slowest first-half start since 1987.
Muslim groups take out ads to condemn terrorism
July 24, 2004
Several Muslim organizations and mosques have taken out advertisements in three New Jersey newspapers to condemn acts of terrorism.
Turkey rejects criticism after deadly derailment
July 24, 2004
The government Friday dismissed opposition calls for resignations over a derailment of a showcase express train that killed 37 people and injured 81 in one of Turkey’s worst rail disasters.
On the record
July 24, 2004
U.N. announces project to restore Iraq marshlands
July 24, 2004
The United Nations announced an $11 million project Friday to help restore the marshlands of southern Iraq, reputed to be the biblical Garden of Eden but turned into an arid salt bed under the regime of Saddam Hussein.
Cavaliers acquire Gooden
July 24, 2004
Drew Gooden is headed to his third NBA team in three seasons.
One Kansas delegate no longer in Kansas
July 24, 2004
One member of Kansas’ 47-person delegation to the Democratic National Convention in Boston is no longer a Kansan.
U.S. judge blocks late-term abortion law
July 24, 2004
A federal judge on Friday blocked Mississippi from enforcing a new law that bars late-term abortions at abortion clinics, instead requiring patients to go to hospitals or outpatient surgical facilities.
Polls show Kerry leads in Pennsylvania; Florida tied
July 24, 2004
Democrat John Kerry has a 10-point lead over President Bush in Pennsylvania, a poll released Friday said, and a slight lead in Oregon.
La Russa sticks to routine
Same reporter gets first question during Cards’ sizz
July 24, 2004
St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa likes keeping the same routine when his team is going good, and that includes his postgame news conference.
Mystics halt Lynx streak
July 24, 2004
Rookie Alana Beard scored 23 points and made two free throws with 1:11 remaining to lead the Washington Mystics to a 65-61 victory Friday night over Minnesota, ending the Lynx’s franchise-record six-game winning streak.
USS Reagan returns from first cruise
July 24, 2004
The USS Ronald Reagan, the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, steamed into its new home port Friday, escorted by fireboats shooting 50-foot plumes of water and greeted by a cheering crowd of 10,000 spectators.
Alabama sheriff’s storage yields civil rights trove
July 24, 2004
A sheriff’s deputy who was cleaning a basement storage room stumbled upon a box containing a trove of artifacts from the civil rights era, including black-and-white mug shots of Rosa Parks and a young Martin Luther King Jr.
A-Rod rallies Yankees
Past struggles forgotten with 8-7 win at Boston
July 24, 2004
After getting the go-ahead hit in the ninth inning Friday night, Alex Rodriguez thought back to April, when he went 1-for-17 in his first series at Fenway Park with the Yankees.
Grace Ellen Stirn
July 24, 2004
Neb. nuclear waste dump discussions will continue
July 24, 2004
Discussions will continue to settle a multimillion dollar lawsuit accusing Nebraska of blocking construction of a low-level nuclear waste dump, members of the regional group suing the state said Friday.
Lathaire Marie Wonnell
July 24, 2004
Evelyn L. Graham
July 24, 2004
Firefighter relief funds to be distributed in state
July 24, 2004
More than $8.3 million has been received by the Kansas Firefighters Relief Fund and will be distributed among firefighter relief associations throughout the state.
Los Alamos scandal prompts research shutdown
July 24, 2004
The Energy Department, responding to a security scandal at the Los Alamos weapons lab, ordered a halt Friday to classified work at as many as two dozen facilities that use removable computer disks like those missing at the New Mexico lab.
Canada tickets available
Padgett jerseys plentiful at Jayhawk garage sale
July 24, 2004
Patience pays off for KU’s Ward
July 24, 2004
Kansas University senior golfer Kevin Ward seemed vulnerable during the first two rounds of the Kansas Amateur Match Play Championship earlier this week.
Kerry starting to open up as convention draws near
July 24, 2004
John Kerry began his trek to the convention Friday after a rocky start, with his wife barely making the family-themed kickoff rally that was forced indoors because of rain.
China convicts 52 baby traffickers
Ringleaders sentenced to death
July 24, 2004
A court convicted 52 members of a baby-trafficking gang Friday, sentencing the ringleaders to death or life in prison.
Briefly
July 24, 2004
¢ Van Go’s JAMS benches turned over to sponsors ¢ 1991 KU law graduate confirmed for Army post ¢ Former Haskell student convicted in stabbings ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Briefly
July 24, 2004
¢ New Veterans Cemetery nearly ready to open ¢ 44-year-old sentenced in rape of 12-year-old
Flight 93 heroism hailed again
July 24, 2004
America would have been even more devastated that sunny September morning — the Capitol aflame or the White House destroyed — if not for a few dozen strangers on an airplane who took the kind of quick, decisive action their government was incapable of on Sept. 11.
You get a fiddle, I’ll get a bow
July 24, 2004
9-11 panel campaigns for quick changes
July 24, 2004
The leaders of the Sept. 11 commission reiterated their call Friday that Congress and the president must quickly overhaul the nation’s intelligence agencies, prompting a Senate and House pledge for an unusual round of hearings in August. The White House said it would study the proposals, but gave no timetable for action.
Hearings set in Wal-Mart lawsuits
Court dates span from September to February in dispute over development
July 24, 2004
Wal-Mart’s lawsuits against City Hall have started to move forward.
County fair kicks off with zany horse show
July 24, 2004
The Douglas County Free Fair has been around so long —probably more than 100 years, but even organizers can’t say for sure — that Douglas Countians are forgetting to go to its signature events, such as the Open Horse Show.
Dentists fill low-income needs
July 24, 2004
Dentist Les Miller hooked up his $95,000 CEREC machine, supplier Grant Martin provided $1,500 worth of porcelain crowns and other materials, and Jason Wesco’s Douglas County Dental Clinic opened up its office space.
At least, Jays’ Delgado takes a stand
July 24, 2004
How much of the patriotism and piety in sports is sincere, how much public relations?
Treasurer’s primary pits GOP rivals
July 24, 2004
They’re both Republicans, both are longtime Douglas County residents and both are women with more than two decades of experience in the financial industry.
Incubus tops bill for Kemper show
July 24, 2004
Multiplatinum-selling act Incubus returns to Kansas City after the band’s successful headlining slot at last summer’s Lollapalooza. The Calabasas, Calif., group has just released its fifth album, “A Crow Left of the Murder,” which further explores its blend of aggressive rock and hip-hop grooves. The band will be joined by The Vines and Sparta, at 7 p.m. Sunday at Kemper Arena, 1800 Genessee St., Kansas City, Mo.
Dow drops on disappointing earnings reports
July 24, 2004
Wall Street skidded further Friday, sending the Dow Jones industrials back below 10,000 as disappointments from Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. deepened investors’ dread of a second-half earnings slump.
Anniversary
July 24, 2004
T-shirts continue to be trendy, summertime garment
Latest trend: Fitted, layered look
July 24, 2004
T-shirts. So simple, you hardly notice them when they’re worn. You just slip one on and chill.
A question
July 24, 2004
New pastor to minister to students
July 24, 2004
On her first day as a college freshman at Southwestern University in Winfield, the Rev. Gayla Rapp attended an introductory religion class taught by a United Methodist pastor, Cecil Findley.
Proper stimuli can increase intellectual ability
July 24, 2004
We have a 1-year-old daughter and we want to raise her right. I’ve heard that parents can increase the mental abilities of their children if they stimulate them properly during the early years. Is this accurate, and if so, how can I accomplish this with my baby?
Bush makes election-year appeal to blacks
GOP has ‘lot of work to do’ to gain support, he says
July 24, 2004
President Bush acknowledged on Friday that “the Republican Party has got a lot of work to do” to gain the support of black voters and suggested that the Democratic Party was taking them for granted.
Briefly
July 24, 2004
¢ Mexico seeks historic arrest of ex-president for genocide ¢ Pentagon finds, releases Bush’s Guard records ¢ Amnesty for militants ends; deal sought for al-Qaida chief ¢ Amid fires, officials weigh closure of national forests
4 Democratic delegates take political passions to Boston
Lawrence residents to be among 47 Kansans at convention
July 24, 2004
Lawrence is sending its largest delegation in recent memory to the Democratic National Convention, with four residents among Kansas’ 47 delegates.
Briefly
July 24, 2004
¢ Fire engulfs business, threatens apartments ¢ Father: Husband denies role in disappearance ¢ Court: Transsexuals can’t marry as new sex ¢ Security officer charged in beating of tourist
Briefly
July 24, 2004
¢ Police seize 4 1/2 tons of cocaine from warlord ¢ Militants fail to regroup, carry out more attacks ¢ American activist loses appeal to enter Israel ¢ Bodies of slain Muslims found in mass grave
Bring out the ‘Dead’ for a second season
July 24, 2004
Heaven and hell are pretty difficult to capture on film. Perhaps that’s why current dramatists prefer purgatory. No major faith ever imagined an afterlife quite as peculiar and mundane as the antics on the cable drama “Dead Like Me” (9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime), now entering its sophomore season. As we learned last year, George (Ellen Muth) is a teenager who died in a ball of flames when a piece of space debris fell from the sky. She was bickering with her parents at the time, and still has “issues.”
Jayhawks’ o-line coach aiming high
July 24, 2004
Ed Warinner went into his first season as Kansas University’s offensive line coach with a tight end learning to play left tackle, a red-shirt freshman guard, a right tackle who had made one career start and a junior-college transfer anchoring the line at center.
Raiders roll past Lansing, 11-1
Corley pitches eight-inning complete game
July 24, 2004
Tyson Corley was ready Friday, ready to search deep for his stamina and pitch nine complete innings for the Lawrence Raiders in the Class AAA Zone 1 Tournament at Lansing High.
Colorado closer rocky in role
Chacon still adjusting to late-inning appearances
July 24, 2004
A leadoff walk, a couple of boos. A single, and a few more fans join in. Then the tying run crosses the plate. By the time it’s over, it seems every fan is letting Colorado closer Shawn Chacon have it after blowing another save chance.
Iraq militants abduct Egyptian diplomat
July 24, 2004
Militants kidnapped a senior Egyptian diplomat as he left a mosque Friday and demanded his country abandon any plans to send security experts to support Iraq’s government, according to a video broadcast on Al-Jazeera television.
Hermanson, Bonds sink Cards
San Francisco takes no-hitter into seventh inning of 7-2 victory over St. Louis
July 24, 2004
Dustin Hermanson made an impressive return to St. Louis.
Horoscopes
July 24, 2004
People
July 24, 2004
¢ Allen to open Spanish film fest ¢ A chick is born ¢ Band plans free charity concert ¢ NPR host’s future up in air
Italian draws Armstrong’s ire
Five-time champ won’t allow Simeoni to pull away from pack
July 24, 2004
When Lance Armstrong lays down the law in the Tour de France, other riders sometimes have no choice but to obey. Just ask Filippo Simeoni.
Roberts and Moos: Right men, right place, right time
July 24, 2004
Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts and Kansas University professor Felix Moos have been working for months on a plan to train young men and women to be knowledgeable intelligence agents for the United States.
Area briefs
July 24, 2004
¢ Lawrence resident wins $100,000 in Powerball ¢ Last defendant reaches plea in rape of teen ¢ Inmate reaches plea in jail hostage case ¢ Topekans arrested for car burglaries
Phenix T’s stayin’ alive
Squad hopes to continue trek through losers bracket
July 24, 2004
For teams that traveled from as far as Texas and South Dakota for this weekend’s American Fastpitch Assn. “B” Girls National Tournament, Friday’s rain caused only travel-plan changes and frustration.
Broussard’s blast lifts Cleveland past K.C.
July 24, 2004
Pleasure was quickly followed by pain for Ben Broussard. And he didn’t mind a single punch to the gut or elbow in the ribs.
Voice of Blue Jays returns to booth
July 24, 2004
Blue Jays radio announcer Tom Cheek was back in the broadcast booth Friday night for Toronto’s game against Tampa Bay — calling his first game since undergoing surgery last month to remove a brain tumor.
Society calendar
July 24, 2004
Around and about
July 24, 2004
Lance could skip year
Cyclist might miss in 2005, then return
July 24, 2004
Lance Armstrong will race again in the Tour de France, although maybe not next year.
Candidate wives have tough job
July 24, 2004
Of all my campaign 2004 memories, one of the fondest is from November when the Democratic candidates at a New Hampshire debate were asked the wife question. What role would the first lady play in your administration?
Newman knocks Johnson out of top spot
Earnhardt skips qualifying but plans to start Sunday’s race in New Hampshire
July 24, 2004
It was payback time for Ryan Newman on Friday at New Hampshire International Speedway.
Give ‘em a break
Pastors relax in summer months to prepare for academic year
July 24, 2004
Call it the exodus. Each year, July and August are peak times for the clergy to sneak in a few weeks of vacation, hightailing it to the beach, the big city or the countryside for a little R & R.
Daily ticker
July 24, 2004
Secret shoppers spur businesses to adopt elder-friendly attitudes
Program evaluates companies’ services, offers suggestions for improvements
July 24, 2004
Sam Burnett walks through the grocery store, making sure the aisles are wide, the canned goods are within reach and prices are easy to see.
Terror report praises Kansas
Health agencies making strides in readiness
July 24, 2004
In the war on terror, Kansas’ local health departments are making great improvements, according to a report released Friday. But officials refused to divulge information on progress at individual agencies.
FBI agents come calling on Lawrence anarchists
Investigators fear violent disruption of Democratic convention
July 24, 2004
FBI officials Friday went door-to-door in Lawrence and neighboring cities trying to find and interview members of a local anarchist group.
Sandia K. Leffler Kirby
July 24, 2004
Winfred Lorin Newman
July 24, 2004
People and places
July 24, 2004
Suspect convicted of gruesome K.C.K. murders
July 24, 2004
A 25-year-old man was convicted Friday of murdering three acquaintances, including a teenager whose body was dismembered and partially eaten.
Faith forum
July 24, 2004
Can you be materialistic and a spiritual person at the same time?
Religion briefs
July 24, 2004
MLB briefs
July 24, 2004
¢ Ordonez back on DL, rest of season in doubt ¢ Thome out of lineup because of tendinitis ¢ D’backs call up starter ¢ Umpiring crew late for Cubs-Phillies game
Engagements
July 24, 2004