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City ties low temperature record
July 26, 2004
(Web Posted Monday at 7:19 a.m.) Late July is usually a time for setting high temperature records. But this morning, Lawrence tied a record for the lowest temperatre set on this date — 55 degrees —which was last recorded in 1911, said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
People
July 26, 2004
¢ ‘Star Wars’ film title announced ¢ Prince’s ex-financier says Diana took Charles ‘to the cleaners’ ¢ Venice Film Festival jury named
Area briefs
July 26, 2004
¢ Horse show draws crowd to fairgrounds ¢ Birds test positive for West Nile virus ¢ Campaign targets voters with disabilities
Perplexing planning
Various factors may force Douglas County to rethink its requirements for new rural subdivisions
July 26, 2004
A recent proposal for a rural subdivision has put Douglas County commissioners over a barrel. Unfortunately, it is a barrel they helped build.
Election campaigns playing the numbers
July 26, 2004
Democrats now convening know that voters are unusually interested in the election and unprecedentedly polarized, and that two large events have determined the campaign’s dynamics. One was Howard Dean’s decision to forgo public financing of his campaign. The other was the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal.
Also outraged
July 26, 2004
Right to differ
July 26, 2004
Revived Red Sox slip past New York, 9-6
July 26, 2004
The revived Red Sox are playing with such intensity that even John Kerry offered a high-five.
Busch runs away in Siemens 300
Driver up from ninth to sixth on Nextel Cup points list
July 26, 2004
With seven races left until NASCAR’s new championship showdown begins, the road to the Nextel Cup title began for Kurt Busch and remained wide open for injured Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Westbrook, Tribe earn sweep
Cleveland pitcher’s complete game silences K.C.
July 26, 2004
Pitching and defense put the Cleveland Indians over .500 Sunday.
Outlaws earn state berth
July 26, 2004
Cole Massey was 2-for-4 with a double and five RBIs, and the Lawrence Outlaws rebounded from a loss in the first championship game to beat top-seeded Topeka Post 74, 8-5, in the second championship game to earn a trip to the American Legion AAA state baseball tournament.
Tonganoxie takes title
Braves capture 14-under championship
July 26, 2004
It was Hall of Fame shortstop Ernie Banks who coined the phrase, “Let’s play two.” For the 14-under Tonganoxie Braves, the double-elimination tournament format allowed them to do just that. And with its second victory, Tongie claimed a championship Sunday in the American Fastpitch Assn. “B” Girls National Tournament at the Clinton Lake Softball Complex.
Sixth Tour win result of Armstrong’s renewed passion
July 26, 2004
Many things motivate Lance Armstrong — and that’s why he’s the only six-time winner of the Tour de France.
On the money
July 26, 2004
Although interest rates have started to move higher, home mortgage rates still remain a relative bargain. Several Web sites feature online calculators that can help a prospective homebuyer figure out what kind of rate he or she can expect and the amount of monthly mortgage payments.
Briefcase
July 26, 2004
¢ This week in business ¢ Gasoline prices dip
Lawrence native shares appreciation for art
First person: Helen White
July 26, 2004
Helen White recently returned from Taipei, Taiwan, where she was an intern at the National Palace Museum as a translator of Chinese to English. The museum is renowned for its 650,000 pieces from the collection of the Ch’ing court. The artifacts were collected until 1911, over a period of 1,000 years, covering the Sung, Yüan, Ming and Ch’ing dynasties. The collection was moved to Taiwan from mainland China in 1949 by Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek, whose government was under pressure from the communists. White, of Lawrence, will attend Yale University this fall in pursuit of a master’s degree in East Asian studies.
To-do list
July 26, 2004
¢ Douglas County Free Fair runs through weekend ¢ Jolie Holland performs today at Gaslight Tavern ¢ Royals, Indians face off ¢ Carillon bells ring out ¢ Health boards seek more psychiatrists for city
Helen Deel
July 26, 2004
Marjorie A. Thurston
July 26, 2004
Historic prison to be torn down
July 26, 2004
An Army prison that once was the home of some of the military’s worst criminals is scheduled to be torn down, starting in mid-August.
Okla. law could drive meth makers to Kansas
July 26, 2004
Some sheriffs in southern Kansas are afraid a new Oklahoma law will send methamphetamine cooks from that state up north in search of ingredients.
Smart-growth steps outlined
National advisers promote pedestrian-friendly developments
July 26, 2004
Cars dominate 23rd Street and South Iowa Street, but that could change under recommendations from national “smart growth” consultants — recommendations that may find their way into guidelines for new development.
Democrats’ orders: Beam positive image
July 26, 2004
Sen. John F. Kerry campaigned through battleground state of Ohio on Sunday as Democrats prepared for the opening day of a national convention here that party officials vowed would accentuate the positive and tone down attacks on President Bush. Amid protesters and unprecedented security preparations that turned the area around Boston’s FleetCenter into an armed encampment, the Democrats will gavel the convention to order at 3 p.m. CDT today and are set to turn the opening night spotlight on former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore.
Violence surges across Iraq
15 militants killed in battle on Sunday
July 26, 2004
U.S. and Iraqi troops backed by heavy artillery and helicopters killed 15 insurgents in fighting Sunday that began in palm groves and ended in dusty streets of a city north of Baghdad as violence surged throughout the country.
Army considering lower profile in Iraq
July 26, 2004
Some top U.S. military officers are questioning whether the practice of keeping U.S. troops highly visible in Iraq is doing more harm than good, challenging a key tenet of the Army’s approach to occupying the country.
Heinz Kerry tells editor to ‘shove it’
July 26, 2004
Teresa Heinz Kerry urged her home-state delegates to the Democratic National Convention to restore a more civil tone to American politics, then minutes later told a journalist to “shove it.”
Catwoman’ falters with moviegoers
July 26, 2004
Halle Berry’s critically derided comic-book adaptation “Catwoman” opened a distant third at the box office with $17.16 million, behind “I, Robot,” which took in $22.05 million to lift its 10-day total to $95.4 million.
On the record
July 26, 2004
Matt Damon ‘Bourne’ again
Sequel tops box office
July 26, 2004
As an assassin on the run in “The Bourne Supremacy,” Matt Damon can take a real punch, absorb a real car crash and wave a real gun around to terrify his co-stars, but he’s got to fake that tricky Russian dialogue.
Cable offers Democratic convention coverage
July 26, 2004
The Democratic National Convention opens tonight in Boston. Television viewers and political junkies can watch as much or as little of it as they want. The big three networks, ABC, CBS and NBC, have cut down coverage to one hour per night, beginning at 9 p.m. CDT. And Tuesday night, there is no network coverage at all.
Analysis: Kansas election campaigns join national marriage debate
July 26, 2004
Rep. John Ballou expected that gay marriage would be a big issue in his re-election campaign this year after he opposed amending the Kansas Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. It has proven to be just that.
KU’s Ward collects another title
Golfer wins third event of summer after dominating fellow Jayhawk Krsnich
July 26, 2004
During his march to victories at the Kansas Golf Assn. Fourball Championship and the Missouri Amateur in June, Kevin Ward’s philosophy remained the same: play his game, and nobody could stop him.
WTO talks down to wire — again
Agriculture expected to be sticking point
July 26, 2004
Government ministers from around the globe gather this week at the World Trade Organization for an 11th-hour attempt at a treaty they hope will provide a massive boost to the world economy.
Conventions serve purpose
July 26, 2004
Political conventions used to produce what we call “real news.”
Phils’ Milton flirts with no-hitter
July 26, 2004
Eric Milton turned his head, saw center fielder Doug Glanville stumble and knew his bid for a no-hitter was over.
First Person video: Helen White, part 3
July 26, 2004
Helen White, 1999 Lawrence High School and 2003 Wellesley College graduate, spent most of the past year translating Chinese to English as an intern at the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan. The museum is best known for its Ch’ing Imperial Collection of more than 650,000 pieces of art and artifacts.
First Person video: Helen White, part 1
July 26, 2004
Helen White, 1999 Lawrence High School and 2003 Wellesley College graduate, spent most of the past year translating Chinese to English as an intern at the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan. The museum is best known for its Ch’ing Imperial Collection of more than 650,000 pieces of art and artifacts.
River City Chronicles: Early Euro-Americans blaze trails
July 26, 2004
Explorers such as Capt. Meriwether Lewis and Capt. William Clark and the “mountain men” laid the groundwork for later settlements by Euro-Americans — and the devastation to the natives via diseases that followed.
First Person video: Helen White, part 2
July 26, 2004
Helen White, 1999 Lawrence High School and 2003 Wellesley College graduate, spent most of the past year translating Chinese to English as an intern at the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan. The museum is best known for its Ch’ing Imperial Collection of more than 650,000 pieces of art and artifacts.
UMKC drops degrees, defers building project
July 26, 2004
The University of Missouri-Kansas City has dropped six degree programs and is delaying a project to expand and renovate the University Center.
Club loses practice space at KU
July 26, 2004
After more than 20 years as a training ground for hundreds of Lawrence gymnasts, a club that has relied on gym space at Kansas University will have to find a new home.
History, future intersect at Sesquicentennial Point
Plaza first stage of park development
July 26, 2004
Jerry Niebaum loves 1961. It’s the year he graduated from Kansas University, the year he got married and the year he and his wife, Judy, moved to Lawrence for good.
Director to nurture research at cancer center
July 26, 2004
Roy Jensen wants to make Kansas University a one-stop location for cancer research.
Horoscopes
July 26, 2004
Get that flabby brain in shape
July 26, 2004
Are you having more and more trouble remembering names, dates and telephone numbers? Have you been misplacing your car keys, your cell phone, or the remote control with increasing regularity? If so, chances are you may be suffering from the effects of what is referred to in the medical community as “getting old.”
Shirley Ann Gross
July 26, 2004
Analysis: Party wants Clintons to back, not overshadow Kerry
July 26, 2004
It’s John Kerry’s convention, but Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton are stealing his opening-night thunder.
Briefly
July 26, 2004
¢ Commissioner says 9-11 panel avoided Iraq for consensus ¢ Oil-supply disruption anticipated in Yukos battle ¢ Poll: Majority of Americans fear AIDS threat to children
Area briefs
July 26, 2004
¢ Fire damages house in North Lawrence ¢ Sebelius to speak at Democratic assembly ¢ EPA to conduct emergency exercise ¢ September bike tour to benefit MS chapter
Raiders keep truckin’
Powerful 12-5 victory propels squad to state
July 26, 2004
After the Lawrence Raiders put their backs to the wall Sunday, they solved the crisis by blasting baseballs over it.
Israelis form human chain to protest withdrawal plan
Forces kill six Palestinians linked to Fatah movement
July 26, 2004
Israelis formed a human chain stretching 55 miles from Gaza to Jerusalem to protest Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s Gaza Strip withdrawal plan, as violence left six Palestinian militants dead and five Israeli children wounded.
New school has all-day program for young children
Extended kindergarten, cut by district, available at private institutions
July 26, 2004
Private educators are stepping in to fill some of the void left when Lawrence public schools eliminated all-day kindergarten.
10th District Democrats support taxes for education
July 26, 2004
The record is clear. Rep. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin, voted for a bill that would have raised $150 million in new taxes for schools. He was willing to back Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ $304 million package, before it stalled in the Senate.
Briefly
July 26, 2004
¢ Pentagon releases ‘72 Guard records ¢ Missing jogger’s family withdrawing from media ¢ Hanging chads trial to begin today ¢ Train collision kills at least 15