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Kansas ag secretary names wine advisory group
July 27, 2004
(Web Posted Tuesday at 11:26 a.m.) TOPEKA — State Agriculture Secretary Adrian Polansky has appointed a group to advise him on marketing and regulating the Kansas wine industry.
Beautiful day expected
July 27, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 8:40 a.m.) Tired of all the rain we’ve had this month? If you like blue skies, just step outside. “There’s not a cloud to be found,” Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist said this morning. “We are seeing those clear skies around the region.”
Briefly
July 27, 2004
¢ Funeral services planned for congressman’s son ¢ Police arrest suspects in shooting at car wash
Area briefs
July 27, 2004
¢ Street signs changed to honor developer ¢ Former Lawrence official resigns as superintendent ¢ Mill levy decrease proposed in De Soto
Sloan is choice
His experience and focus on important education and utilities issues make Tom Sloan a valuable state legislator who should be returned to office.
July 27, 2004
There are many important races in the Aug. 3 primary election that will decide which candidates advance to the November ballot.
Bipartisan 9-11 Commission sets example
July 27, 2004
There’s an important lesson in the performance of the 9-11 Commission — if John Kerry and the Democrats meeting here this week care to heed it. The praise lavished on the panel that investigated the terrorist attacks and came up with a unanimous set of recommendations demonstrates the intensity of the public appetite for political leadership that looks beyond partisanship. Kerry has a great opening to offer such leadership — if he has it in him.
Commodities
July 27, 2004
Don’t be misled
July 27, 2004
Outrage, indeed
July 27, 2004
Give up meat
July 27, 2004
240 pounds of cocaine seized in traffic stop
July 27, 2004
A speeding stop west of Salina during the weekend led to the seizure of 240 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $4.4 million, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.
Daily ticker
July 27, 2004
Home sales reach monthly record
Real estate agents cite interest rates, consumer confidence for increase
July 27, 2004
Douglas County real estate agents had a record sales month in June, and are on pace to exceed the record sales year of 2003.
Financing programs drive earnings
Analysts concerned about rising interest rates’ effects on U.S. automakers
July 27, 2004
Automakers are likely to continue using cut-rate financing promotions to lure customers in the months ahead, even as their borrowing costs are projected to rise. That could cut into overall profits and place more pressure on General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and other manufacturers to do a better job of making money off cars and trucks themselves.
Nasdaq, S&P set new lows for year
Investors await reports on earnings, economy
July 27, 2004
Increasingly despondent investors sent stocks falling again Monday, as poor earnings outlooks and concerns about the economy eclipsed a pair of multibillion-dollar mergers. The Nasdaq composite index and Standard & Poor’s 500 both closed at new lows for 2004.
In the halls
July 27, 2004
When is the ideal time to start school?
Senator proposes ‘apolitical’ intelligence director
Roberts speaks in Ottawa
July 27, 2004
The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee is opposed to a key recommendation made by the 9-11 Commission. He also predicted terrorists wouldn’t strike either the Republican or Democratic party conventions.
Local boy to be featured on soda bottle
July 27, 2004
The image of an 8-year-old Lawrence boy and one of the Jayhawks on Parade will be showing up soon on a soft-drink label.
On the record
July 27, 2004
Shelter needs help with meals
July 27, 2004
The Salvation Army shelter and meal program need volunteers. Lunch volunteers can help on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays from noon to approximately 2:30 p.m. with serving and cleanup. Evening meal volunteers are needed seven nights a week from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The shelter also needs donations of personal hygiene products such as soap, razors, used bath towels and small tubes of toothpaste for shelter guests.
Shirley Ann Gross
July 27, 2004
Loretta Cora Gatewood Tise
July 27, 2004
Ailing Giambi hoping for answers
July 27, 2004
New York Yankees slugger Jason Giambi will receive test results today that might explain why he has been feeling so weak for months.
Hunter, Twins bulldoze Sox
Outfielder runs over Chicago catcher in 6-2 win
July 27, 2004
Torii Hunter had a message for the Chicago White Sox and delivered it with a bone-crushing block at home plate: The Minnesota Twins came to town to play old-fashioned baseball.
Bandits win American Legion A state crown
July 27, 2004
When you’re hot you’re hot, and the Lawrence Bandits are torrid after winning the state American Legion A baseball title Monday morning.
Struggling Steelers reward coach
Cowher earns extension after miserable 6-10 campaign
July 27, 2004
Many NFL teams have a ready solution for bad teams or bad times: Fire the coach. The Pittsburgh Steelers choose to fix matters in a different way.
Commentary: Bush league? Kerry scores in Boston
Presidential candidate shows political savvy by throwing out first pitch at Red Sox-Yankees game
July 27, 2004
Twenty years ago, when I went to San Francisco for the Democratic National Convention and to Dallas to cover the Republicans, our world wasn’t so very different from now.
Mangino: Fans support reservist McCoy
July 27, 2004
Kansas University’s football office has been flooded with letters, e-mails and phone calls in support of senior defensive end John McCoy, who will miss the season after his Army Reserve Unit was called to active duty.
Anthony guarantees U.S. basketball gold
July 27, 2004
Carmelo Anthony has a message for Argentina, Lithuania and the other best basketball teams from around the world: The United States is going to win at the Athens Games.
National register adds area properties to list
July 27, 2004
A swath of the East Lawrence neighborhood along Rhode Island Street has been named to the National Register of Historic Places, making the properties eligible for tax credits and grants to stay in good repair.
Batista blasts Expos to rout of Mets
July 27, 2004
Tony Batista and the Montreal Expos finally have their bats going.
Fort Riley to get new brigade
Post expects 3,400 more soldiers
July 27, 2004
The Army plans to create a new infantry brigade and place it at Fort Riley, adding 3,400 new soldiers to the post at least temporarily. The soldiers are expected to start arriving after October 2005.
James C. Hattabaugh
July 27, 2004
Stevie’ reflects effects of troubled childhood
July 27, 2004
Just how far can we go to help another human being? And just how close can a filmmaker get to his subject? These are just two of the questions posed by the documentary “Stevie” (6:30 p.m., Cinemax).
Clintons, Gore stoke fire at Democratic convention
July 27, 2004
Memories of past glories and of aching setbacks swept the assembled masses Monday night as three Democratic Party icons — former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and near-miss Al Gore — jump-started the party’s national convention.
Google stock a pricey offering
Shares will sell for more than $100 in public release
July 27, 2004
Google announced plans Monday to sell about 25 million shares at up to $135 each when it goes public as early as next month — giving the Internet search engine a total market value of as much as $36 billion, on par with the likes of McDonald’s and Sony.
Crowded Senate slate a rebuke of Brownback
July 27, 2004
Three men — a Republican, a Democrat and an independent — say they are running against U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback because they can’t stand his politics.
Democrats question archivist’s ouster
Senators report former Kansas governor pushed to resign
July 27, 2004
Archivist of the United States John Carlin was pushed by the White House in December to submit his resignation without being given any reason, Senate Democrats disclosed last week at a hearing to consider President Bush’s nomination of his successor.
Judge halts underage sex reporting
Ruling says health care workers do not have to divulge minors’ activities
July 27, 2004
A federal judge ruled Monday that doctors, nurses and other health care professionals in Kansas cannot be forced to report instances of underage sex to authorities.
Time warp
Starting school later helps teens
July 27, 2004
Zack Kleinfeld, 18, of Wilton, Conn., spent most of his senior year in high school waking himself up and greeting his mother with a smile. It was a far cry from his junior year when he ignored the alarm every morning and waited for his mother to drag him out of bed.
Media fails in terrorism reporting
July 27, 2004
Among the responsibilities a free press should meet is alerting people to danger. It has done so in matters pertaining to disease and diet, but it failed to sufficiently warn the public of the growing terrorist threat in the years leading up to 9-11.
Eldridge Hotel sale rejected
Owner says deal would not take care of all creditors in bankruptcy case
July 27, 2004
A deal to purchase the bankrupt Eldridge Hotel is off. Rob Phillips, general manager and majority owner of the hotel, confirmed Monday he rejected a $2.3 million offer from former Kansas University All-American Bobby Douglass and Mitchell Chaney, a Brownsville, Texas, attorney and KU graduate.
Egyptian released in Iraq, but more hostages reported
July 27, 2004
Militants announced they were holding four new hostages but freed a senior Egyptian diplomat, amid their escalating campaign to force U.S.-allied countries and foreign contractors to flee Iraq.
Area briefs
July 27, 2004
¢ County commission supports grant effort ¢ Free rides set record for city bus system ¢ Police seeking leads in motorcycle theft ¢ Ottawa teen injured after car goes airborne
Mom! Help!
July 27, 2004
Truth be told, Patriot Act works
July 27, 2004
Falsehood, according to Mark Twain’s famous dictum, gets halfway around the world before the truth even gets its shoes on. Time and again, outlandish stories seem to grow legs and find wide distribution before the truth can catch up.
How long will interest in cycling remain high?
July 27, 2004
Lance Armstrong’s run of six straight Tour de France victories has raised cycling’s profile in the United States to unprecedented levels.
Horoscopes
July 27, 2004
People
July 27, 2004
¢ ‘Sex’ star heads to stage ¢ Not just a sandwich ¢ Rapper charged again with murder ¢ Cruz twice denied U.S. visa
Briefly
July 27, 2004
¢ Report: Missing jogger received upsetting phone call ¢ President drops key warlord from election ticket ¢ Castro denies Bush claims about sex tourism ¢ Sudan sanctions threatened
Blue Collar TV’ touts redneck humor
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy launches latest show
July 27, 2004
The deer’s ears twitch as “detective” Jeff Foxworthy tries to interrogate the animal.
Nettlesome medal
Manning bemoans Olympic bronze
July 27, 2004
Danny Manning doesn’t spend a lot of time gazing at the medal he earned at the 1988 Olympic Games. In fact, the former Kansas University basketball All-American is not quite sure where he has stored the third-place bronze medal.
Woodling: Legend of Brett lives on in Billings
July 27, 2004
If you know anything about baseball cards, you know a Hall of Famer’s rookie card is worth serious money.
4-H’ers get first taste of judging
July 27, 2004
Judges took an iron-handed approach while assigning ribbons Monday during the first day for 4-H food and art exhibits at the Douglas County Free Fair.
Briefcase
July 27, 2004
¢ Stewart contemplating starting prison sentence ¢ Sprint set to bundle services for businesses ¢ Parent of Office Max sells paper division ¢ Payless expands board ¢ Former Boeing executive expected to plead guilty
Cast member provides inside look to production
July 27, 2004
Emily Keizer, Starkey the Pirate in the Summer Youth Theatre’s “Peter Pan,” takes a behind-the scenes look at the production, which was Thursday through Saturday, at the Lawrence Arts Center: