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City Commissioner Sue Hack takes part in online chat
June 2, 2004
(Updated Friday at 3:18 p.m.) Lawrence City Commissioner Sue Hack took part in an online chat today, responding to questions about Sixth Street, fireworks, the smoking ban and her own effort to quit smoking.
Mystery continues to shroud man’s injuries
June 2, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 12:09 p.m.) The Lawrence man found Tuesday morning with mysterious head injuries is in serious condition this morning at a Kansas City-area hospital.
Beautiful day ahead
June 2, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 7:58 a.m.) If you can find some time to get outdoors today, you won’t regret it — low humidity and temperatures in the upper 70s are expected throughout the Lawrence area. “This is about as nice as it gets,” said Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist.
Cool temperatures hotter topic at pool than cryptosporidium
June 2, 2004
Count Monica Plake among those who aren’t worried about a repeat of the cryptosporidium outbreak of 2003.
On the record
June 2, 2004
Australian new Miss Universe
Miss USA places second in pageant
June 2, 2004
A 20-year-old Australian involved in modeling and dancing won the Miss Universe title Tuesday night in a two-hour pageant watched by television viewers around the world.
Acclaimed historical biographer William Manchester dies
June 2, 2004
William Manchester, author of popular biographies on Winston Churchill and Douglas MacArthur and the controversial chronicler of President Kennedy’s assassination, died Tuesday. He was 82.
Time, location changed for book signing
June 2, 2004
The schedule for a book signing by Thomas Frank for his book “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” has changed.
Corrections
June 2, 2004
A band was incorrectly identified on Tuesday’s 18 & Under page. Clockwork was the band pictured.
Maxine Betty Van
June 2, 2004
Horoscopes
June 2, 2004
Briefly
June 2, 2004
¢ Post-holiday travel creates crush at airport ¢ Mother faces arrest for skipping rehab ¢ Investments yield tidy sum for Yale ¢ High-speed ferry begins service on Great Lakes
Hopper hits the road again
June 2, 2004
Dennis Hopper returns to his high-octane roots in the TV drama “The Last Ride” (7 p.m., USA). No stranger to the sound of roaring engines, Hopper has been around since the beginning of the hot-rod teen-rebellion movie, appearing in “Rebel Without a Cause” while still a studio contract player. He would, of course, transform the genre — and Hollywood itself — with “Easy Rider,” his 1969 directorial debut and the film that turned the hackneyed teen exploitation film into a political statement with enormous box-office appeal.
Lawrence briefs
June 2, 2004
¢ Child in car causes police to end chase ¢ Rural Lawrence resident charged in stabbing ¢ Treatment of rabbits prompts investigation ¢ Suspect in Harley theft was employed at hotel
Cherry dessert ripe for summer
June 2, 2004
Our cherry trees are 10 years old this summer and, in a fitting commemoration, they are heavy with brightly colored, plump fruit, just on the cusp of ripeness. In a few days, I will be up to my ears in fresh cherries.
Briefly
June 2, 2004
¢ Government awards border security contract ¢ Study finds increase in college student loans ¢ Episcopal bishop blesses same-sex union ¢ Government expands testing for mad cow
Briefly
June 2, 2004
¢ Michael Moore film finds U.S. distributor ¢ Elephant gores trainer at amusement park ¢ Hurricane season raises energy-disruption fears ¢ Extra aircraft enlisted to fight wildfires
Briefly
June 2, 2004
¢ Riots continue after bombing ¢ Prison uprising kills dozens ¢ Sharon welcomes Egypt’s support of Gaza plan ¢ 27 pardoned for smuggling Jews during World War II
Jayhawk briefs
June 2, 2004
¢ Baty named All-Big 12 ¢ Gruber second in 1,500
Governing Council taps U.S.-educated engineer
June 2, 2004
A 45-year-old engineer and Sunni tribal sheik maneuvered himself into Saddam Hussein’s old job Tuesday with the assent of the United States, Iraq’s Governing Council and United Nations envoy Lakhdar Brahimi.
Supreme Court further restricts Miranda rights
Justices rule police don’t have to use different questioning tactics for juveniles
June 2, 2004
The Supreme Court refused on Tuesday to require special treatment for young people under questioning by police, ruling narrowly against a 17-year-old interrogated for two hours without being told of his rights.
Sweeney’s single sparks K.C. in ninth
June 2, 2004
Mike Sweeney watched Detroit walk the batter in front of him and got himself ready.
Chef offers fresh ideas on ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
June 2, 2004
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “New, Fun and Fresh Recipes with Chef Hilary Nuffer.”
People
June 2, 2004
¢ Chinese issue dress code ¢ Singer still hanging in there ¢ Julia Roberts expecting twins
Vote of confidence
Voters need to be able to trust that the ballot they are casting will be honestly and accurately counted.
June 2, 2004
“I like the paper trail.” We’re with Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes. When it comes to elections, there’s nothing like a paper ballot to give credibility to the results. Computers are quick and efficient, but if something goes wrong or questions are raised, it’s nice to have the votes down in black and white.
Watergate legends linked even in death
June 2, 2004
It was a Thursday in July 1973, and President Richard Nixon took two steps that would have enormous impact on his presidency and on history. First he refused an order sought by Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox to explain why he wouldn’t turn over a pile of presidential tapes. Then he told the Watergate Committee’s chief counsel, Sam Dash, that he wouldn’t turn over other presidential documents related to the gravest constitutional crisis ever. It was not a good day’s work.
Putin feeds corruption in Russia
June 2, 2004
During his first term as president of Russia, Vladimir Putin used his power, his popularity and his secret police connections to ensure that his political opposition would effectively cease to exist. In four years he managed to weaken the independent media, particularly the broadcast media; chip away at the fairness of the electoral process; and ensure that opposition parties no longer have any sway in the Russian parliament.
History worth honoring
June 2, 2004
I wore them as he did, next to my flesh. I was, after all, born of his flesh. The World War II-era dog tags of Clinton S. Thomas with his serial number and blood type stamped on them look as they did then. This metal hasn’t tarnished. Neither will his reputation, nor that of every other member of “the greatest generation” whose memorial was dedicated Saturday in Washington and in whose memory this son sat with thousands of other surviving peers. Dad died in 1983, and so I proudly represented and honored him at the joyous and solemn ceremony.
Identity is all in the numbers
June 2, 2004
You’re nothing but a number.
Raiders split season-opening doubleheader
June 2, 2004
The Lawrence Raiders opened a long and busy summer schedule with a doubleheader split against Topeka Post 74 on Tuesday. The Raiders won the first game, 11-2, before dropping the nightcap 2-0.
Williams sisters sent packing
Venus, Serena each lose at French Open quarterfinals
June 2, 2004
Venus Williams can brag that she lasted longer than her sister at the French Open — by 28 minutes.
Commentary: Las Vegas Expos? It could happen
Montreal’s fast-fading franchise will relocate soon, Sin City should be considered
June 2, 2004
Whenever the topic turns to relocation or expansion in pro sports, the problem is saturation. The North American marketplace virtually has been exhausted of places to move or create a team.
Self ‘thankful’ pair of players OK
KU coach stresses safety after wreck involving Jackson, Giddens
June 2, 2004
Bill Self was shocked to learn Kansas University basketball players J.R. Giddens and Darnell Jackson were injured in a Memorial Day weekend automobile accident.
Jayhawks could play on Labor Day
KU considering men’s basketball exhibition trip to Canada; Self says extra practice would be ‘great’
June 2, 2004
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team may open the 2004-05 season in late August instead of mid-October.
KU golfers confident
Jayhawks comfortable at Alvamar
June 2, 2004
For nine members of the Kansas University men’s golf team, the Kansas Golf Assn.’s Fourball Championship is a pleasant change of pace.
Woodling: Pollard rode pine for Pacers
June 2, 2004
So far, Scot Pollard hasn’t decided to be a Shrek lookalike, but Pollard is a man who changes his appearance periodically by shocking his locks and painting his fingernails in outlandish hues.
Prosecutors open Peterson murder trial
June 2, 2004
Within a day of reporting his pregnant wife missing, Scott Peterson lied about his extramarital affair, gave conflicting accounts of his whereabouts and brushed off in-laws helping search for Laci Peterson, prosecutors said in opening arguments of Peterson’s murder trial Tuesday.
States slow to adopt laws on surrogate motherhood
June 2, 2004
Nearly 20 years after the sensational Baby M case in New Jersey, a Pennsylvania judge was confronted with another custody dispute involving a surrogate mother, and he had to wing it.
Wichita program to erase gang tattoos
June 2, 2004
A new Wichita program will allow people to have their gang tattoos removed in exchange for community service projects.
NASA taking proposals for space-going robots
June 2, 2004
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is taking a step toward possible robotic servicing of the aging Hubble Space Telescope by formally requesting proposals to help do the job.
Smarty’s story
Quest for Triple Crown just another thrilling step in dramatic life of Smarty Jones
June 2, 2004
t’s a tale as remarkable as any soap opera: murder, a star who almost dies, bit players who become celebrities.
Orange cones spread east on Sixth Street
As work comes to end at Kasold, another project begins
June 2, 2004
For Lana Hayes, the handful of pavement-grinding machines, dozens of orange cones and hundreds of bright-red brake lights along Sixth Street are adding up to a whole lot of trouble.
Fans’ ticket questions pointed
KU athletic representatives meet with season-ticket holders about new system
June 2, 2004
Kansas University athletic department officials spent much of Tuesday morning quelling the fears of professors and university retirees who thought the department’s switch to a priority point system had put their men’s basketball season tickets in jeopardy.
Clues to beating elude police
Mother wakes up to find son, age 20, covered in blood
June 2, 2004
Lawrence Police are trying to piece together what happened to a 20-year-old Lawrence man found Tuesday morning beaten, unresponsive and with multiple skull fractures and cuts on his head.
U.S. outlines ‘dirty bomb’ suspect’s intents
June 2, 2004
Jose Padilla, the U.S. citizen who has been held without charges for two years as an enemy combatant, admitted that he planned to use natural-gas systems to blow up high-rise apartment buildings in the United States, U.S. authorities said Tuesday.
Judge rejects partial-birth abortion ban
June 2, 2004
A federal judge in San Francisco struck down the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act on Tuesday.
Pistons fight past Pacers, into Finals
June 2, 2004
When a bad game turned ugly, Richard Hamilton was infuriated enough to make the shot of the night.
Former KU engineering dean dies
Administrator played role in recruiting minority students
June 2, 2004
William P. Smith guided the Kansas University School of Engineering through a time of growth that included expansion of Learned Hall, addition of two degrees and the integration of NASA-sponsored projects.
Conservative Kansas owner doesn’t faze S.F. paper’s staff
June 2, 2004
The purchase of the San Francisco Examiner newspaper by Philip Anschutz, a Kansas-born conservative, rang alarm bells in this bastion of eccentricity and liberal politics.
Nebraska judge upholds stay on judgment in nuclear waste dump case
June 2, 2004
A judge on Tuesday refused to lift the stay on the $151 million judgment against Nebraska for its failure to build a regional nuclear waste dump within its borders.
Game 5s have favored Lightning
June 2, 2004
Three times before in these Stanley Cup playoffs, the Calgary Flames were 2-2 in a series. Three times they went on the road and won, then took the series.
State sends absentee ballots overseas to Guard members far from home
June 2, 2004
Kansas elections officials hope a new program will make it easier for National Guardsmen serving overseas to vote this year.
Cheney defends Patriot Act during K.C. visit
Vice president criticizes law’s foes
June 2, 2004
Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday defended the government’s use of the Patriot Act to fight terrorism and criticized presumptive Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry for proposing to change parts of the wide-ranging law.
News of windfall comes too late for state to act
Some legislators upset at lost chance to further fund Kansas schools
June 2, 2004
The state experienced a windfall in income tax collections in May, but some legislators were frustrated Tuesday because they learned about it too late to provide additional funds to public schools.
Gay-marriage supporter won’t seek re-election to Kansas Senate
David Adkins ending 12-year legislative career
June 2, 2004
David Adkins, the only member of the Kansas Senate to publicly support gay marriage, is not seeking re-election.
City, post office paving transition to Bob Billings Parkway
From street signs to stationery, work remains to rename part of 15th Street
June 2, 2004
Mel Deutsch isn’t going anywhere. But he is changing addresses. On Aug. 1, 15th Street west of Iowa Street will be renamed “Bob Billings Parkway.” That means city officials will be installing dozens of new street signs along the three-miles of road, postal officials will have to program their computers to make sure mail gets to the right place, and business owners will have to buy new stationery with the correct address.
City briefs
June 2, 2004
¢ Hack to go online to talk with constituents ¢ D-Day veteran visits ‘River City Weekly’ ¢ 36-year-old charged with raping baby sitter ¢ Lawrence resident featured in PBS program
Chancellor to raise funds on eight-day trip to Asia
June 2, 2004
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway leaves today for an eight-day trip to Asia for fund-raising and other events.
Business hopes renovation fuels visibility
Comfort Keepers takes building back to roots as gasoline station
June 2, 2004
Seth Movsovitz has found a sure-fire way to attract attention to his Lawrence business: Put a 15-foot pump that advertises gasoline for 17 cents a gallon in front of the office.
Oil prices surge on terrorism fears
Saudi Arabia to urge output increase
June 2, 2004
As oil prices soared to new heights after a terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia, the nation’s influential oil minister tried to reassure markets Tuesday that OPEC would do its best to provide adequate supplies.
Growth expected to continue in Midwest
Survey: Gasoline prices create inflation concerns
June 2, 2004
The Midwest economy was strong for a fourth straight month in May, but high gasoline prices helped fuel inflationary pressures, according to a survey of manufacturing executives.
Commodities
June 2, 2004
Some like it hot
Adding a spicy kick to any dish depends on which pepper you pick
June 2, 2004
Chopped, sliced, dried and diced. Sauteed, pureed, stuffed and fried. For centuries folks have loved peppers. For some, it’s a case of knowing how to prepare them. For others, it’s a matter of how hot can you stand it.
Photojournalist cooks up new career in barbecue
June 2, 2004
This spring, a 6-year-old girl spotted Rick Browne at a barbecue festival in Iowa, turned to her mother and said, “Oh, look, there’s Santa Claus.”
Television show host offers grilling tips
June 2, 2004
Here are some grill do’s and don’ts from Rick Browne
Pujols powers Cards to win
Hot-hitting St. Louis spanks Pittsburgh, 8-1
June 2, 2004
Albert Pujols has compiled impressive statistics in almost every place he’s played. They’re just a little better in Pittsburgh.
Easy, vegetarian creation uses seasonal ingredients
June 2, 2004
For Jack Bishop’s family, eating seasonally and locally is simple thanks to a community-supported farm they joined four years ago.
Mayonnaise can help reduce salmonella risk
June 2, 2004
For decades, mayonnaise has been blamed for salmonella in potato, pasta and meat salads. To the contrary, University of Georgia food scientists have found that commercially-prepared mayonnaise actually reduces the amount of salmonella in foods.
Author encourages family meals
Lost Recipes’ offers flavorful, simple dishes
June 2, 2004
As an over-scheduled working mother with two over-scheduled children (ages 10 and 13), I admit I’ve been tempted to stop at a fast-food place to grab dinner on the run.
LHS baseball coach won’t return for 2005
Petry out as Lions skipper
June 2, 2004
Despite an 81-34 record through five seasons, three consecutive state touranments in his first three years and one state title, Lawrence High baseball coach David Petry will not return to the Lions next season.
Barajas’ two homers lift Rangers
Texas takes 6-5, 12-inning victory to snap Indians’ four-game winning streak
June 2, 2004
Rod Barajas blocked out the late hour and the late inning.
Daily ticker
June 2, 2004
Briefcase
June 2, 2004
¢ Viacom reshuffles leadership positions ¢ Aquila sale nets $1 billion ¢ Hoisington manufacturer likely to hire 50 workers ¢ Fiat names new CEO
Briefly
June 2, 2004
¢ Testing finds no signs of sudden oak death ¢ Trespasser drowns in concrete plant’s lake