Archive for Saturday, June 5, 2004

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People
June 5, 2004
¢ Bronchitis sidelines Affleck ¢ Celebrity trinkets up for grabs ¢ Rolling Stone reclaims bass ¢ Gateses reach out to Bangladesh
Safety step
June 5, 2004
Fastening those seat belts might avoid a lifetime of regret.
Portal glitches
June 5, 2004
Maybe the Air Force should reconsider its “garage door” frequencies.
Bad analogies
June 5, 2004
Deceptive link
June 5, 2004
Anniversaries
June 5, 2004
Secure vote
June 5, 2004
Mayfield tops in Dover qualifying
June 5, 2004
This time, Jeremy Mayfield finished ahead of Ryan Newman, knocking him off the pole with a record-setting qualifying run Friday at Dover International Speedway.
Christian caregivers
Laypeople trained to help fellow church members
June 5, 2004
When members of Trinity Lutheran Church are in need of support, encouragement or just a sympathetic ear, their pastor is not the only one they can count on.
Park officials nix baptisms in river
June 5, 2004
The Rev. Todd Pyle thought it was the perfect spot to baptize 12 new members of his church — the river was calm and shallow and there was a shaded area offshore for people to stand.
Wedding
June 5, 2004
Club news
June 5, 2004
Simpson speaks out 10 years after killings
June 5, 2004
O.J. Simpson marked the 10th anniversary of his ex-wife’s death with a series of crass comments about Nicole Brown Simpson, her family and the accusers of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jackson.
TV specials mark D-Day 60th anniversary
June 5, 2004
Tom Brokaw is host of the “Dateline” special “D-Day: A Leap Into History” (6 p.m. Sunday, NBC), one of several programs commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. “Leap” features interviews with three members of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, who discuss their harrowing descent into enemy gunfire, their lifelong friendships and their special bonds with the French villagers who greeted them as liberators. This two-hour “Dateline” will also feature an interview with President Bush.
Club owner found guilty of murders
June 5, 2004
Jurors found a nightclub owner guilty Friday of killing three men whose burned and dismembered bodies were found in a Cowley County field.
Job market continues to swell
U.S. employers add 1.2 million jobs in 2003
June 5, 2004
U.S. employers hired almost a quarter-million new workers in May, swelling payrolls by nearly 1.2 million for the year so far in a jobs market steadily gaining steam ahead of November’s presidential election.
Wal-Mart announces plan to improve employee treatment, equalize pay
June 5, 2004
Wal-Mart Stores, facing lawsuits for alleged gender bias and unfair treatment of workers, will cut bonuses for top executives if it fails to adequately promote women and minorities, the CEO announced Friday.
KU golfers roll into final
Current, former Jayhawks to square off for tournament title
June 5, 2004
Old-school and new-school golfers from Kansas University will clash today in the finals of the Kansas Golf Assn. Fourball Championship.
Gobble good enough against Boston
June 5, 2004
The Boston Red Sox may not like hearing this, but Jimmy Gobble has had even better outings.
U.N. blasts U.S. abuses
But credit given for Saddam’s removal from power
June 5, 2004
The U.N.’s top human rights official said Friday that U.S.-led forces had committed serious human rights violations in Iraq since the occupation, and incidents at Abu Ghraib prison could be considered war crimes.
Lakers like playing role of villains
O’Neal: Everyone wants to see us lose
June 5, 2004
As long as Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant wear gold and purple uniforms, the Los Angeles Lakers never will be a serious underdog in a playoff series.
Sun sink Mystics, 72-63
June 5, 2004
Wendy Palmer had 21 points and 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season, leading Connecticut to a 72-63 win over Washington on Friday night.
None injured in bulldozer rampage
June 5, 2004
A muffler shop owner reportedly angry at local government over a zoning dispute tore through town in an armored bulldozer, smashing buildings and firing shots as police tried to stop the slow-motion rampage.
Shelah Kay Wisler
June 5, 2004
Military news
June 5, 2004
Hall Center announces lectures
June 5, 2004
A former U.S. senator and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet are among the presenters for the 2004-2005 Humanities Lecture Series, Kansas University officials announced Thursday.
Area briefs
June 5, 2004
¢ Akin Prairie to welcome ‘wildflower walkers ¢ ‘Board of Education member seeks 3rd term ¢ Democratic to file for county clerk run ¢ School administrator charged in molestation
On the record
June 5, 2004
Corrections
June 5, 2004
Sale of Health Midwest brings millions to charities in Kansas, Missouri
June 5, 2004
Two charitable foundations, one based in Missouri and the other in Kansas, have received more than $500 million from proceeds of the $1.13 billion sale last year of Health Midwest facilities in the two states to HCA Inc.
Free credit reports to begin in December
June 5, 2004
Residents of Western states can start requesting free credit reports this December, the Federal Trade Commission said Friday in announcing rules for a program approved by Congress.
Self throws first pitch
June 5, 2004
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Friday night’s Royals-Boston Red Sox game. His catcher? Ex-Jayhawk and current KU staff member Danny Manning.
Briefcase
June 5, 2004
¢ Slumping Hoover sales lift jobs from Maytag ¢ Kmart to sell stores to Home Depot chain ¢ Sprint closes call center ¢ KU alumnus buys arena
Former senator named new U.N. diplomat
June 5, 2004
President Bush is turning to former Missouri Sen. John Danforth to make the administration’s Iraq case in the United Nations, choosing a Republican who was a Senate ally of his father and has been a troubleshooter for both Democratic and Republican presidents.
Three tied for Memorial lead
Curtis, Rose, Ames up by one after second round
June 5, 2004
Ben Curtis hasn’t taken the claret jug on a world tour since winning the British Open, but he decided to bring it with him to the Memorial Tournament for a little motivation. So far, it appears to be working.
S.D. cougar found dead in Oklahoma
Mountain lion likely made way through Kansas, tracker says
June 5, 2004
A mountain lion that was given a radio collar in South Dakota covered nearly 700 miles and crossed several states — likely including Kansas — in less than nine months before being hit by a train and killed in Oklahoma.
Music director joins Plymouth Congregational
June 5, 2004
Worshippers at Plymouth Congregational Church will soon see someone new at the keyboard of the sanctuary’s organ, as well as directing the Chancel Choir.
Religion briefs
June 5, 2004
Briefly
June 5, 2004
¢ Trial ordered for trucker involved in fatal wreck ¢ Former KU dean elected to prestigious academy ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Briefly
June 5, 2004
¢ Army reports 16 new soldier investigations ¢ Court panel throws out judgment for U.S. POWs
Briefly
June 5, 2004
¢ DaimlerChrysler recalls 430,000 PT Cruisers ¢ Nichols attorneys make case for life in prison ¢ Buses collide; 3 adults, a dozen children injured
People and places
June 5, 2004
MLB briefs
June 5, 2004
¢ Ordonez will miss four to seven weeks ¢ Diamondbacks’ Sexson has shoulder surgery ¢ Yankees to skip Contreras’ turn ¢ Pitchers Prior, Mercker added to Cubs’ roster
Pope calls for speedy return of Iraq sovereignty
June 5, 2004
Speaking slowly and softly to an attentive President Bush, Pope John Paul II on Friday reaffirmed his opposition to the war in Iraq and decried “deplorable events” related to it, an apparent reference to the abuse of Iraqi detainees by U.S. forces.
Texas mayor elected with help of anti-porn stakeouts
June 5, 2004
Patrons of the XXX Super Store and the Fantasy Foxx strip club have been getting a souvenir in the mail recently: an I-know-where-you’ve-been postcard emblazoned with a photo of the customer’s car parked outside one of the adult businesses.
Faye R. Beard
June 5, 2004
Nancy G. Wolff
June 5, 2004
Smarty Jones poised, healthy
Belmont win would complete Triple Crown, elevate horse to legendary status
June 5, 2004
Does Smarty Jones have the heart of a champion?
The heart of ARCA
Kimmel consistently successful in smaller racing series
June 5, 2004
Every racing season, something seems to change around Frank Kimmel.
Smoking ban opponents ready to fight City Hall
June 5, 2004
Let the signing begin.
Flames feeling heat
Pressure on Calgary to clinch series
June 5, 2004
Calgary is revving up to enjoy one of the most unlikely Stanley Cup championships in NHL history, one some Flames fans probably thought they’d never see but now might be just hours away.
Important choices will set course for KU’s Dole Institute
June 5, 2004
Kansas University officials are facing an important, perhaps even critical, question that will affect the university, Lawrence, the state of Kansas and the surrounding area: What do they intend to do with the Dole Institute of Politics?
Police, firefighters in line for raise
2 percent cost-of-living increases also likely for rest of city’s work force
June 5, 2004
Firefighters and police officers will be in line for 2 percent cost-of-living increases in their paychecks in 2005, under work agreements to be considered next week by the Lawrence City Commission.
Cancer fighters take to the track
Relay for Life fund bounces back this year
June 5, 2004
Relay for Life participants raised more than $105,000 for the American Cancer Society this year, which tops last year’s total by $20,000.
Solicitors’ knock on city: license needed
Registration required for door-to-door peddlers
June 5, 2004
It’s that time of year.
Briefly
June 5, 2004
¢ City finds buyer for closed plant ¢ University wants enrollment slowed ¢ Plane uses sandbar for emergency landing
Briefly
June 5, 2004
¢ Rumsfeld urges Asians to join war on terrorism ¢ 9-11 families praise relatives lost on hijacked airliners ¢ Bomb blast in market kills at least eight, wounds 37 ¢ NAACP protests university’s refusal to recognize chapter
Gallery exhibit should please youngsters
June 5, 2004
Kid-at-heart Lawrence artist Geoff Benzing will open his whimsical exhibition, “Elephant Trike,” with a reception from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at Olive Gallery and Art Supply, 15 E. Eighth St. It features paintings of “as many colors and cute characters” as possible by the artist, who also aspires to write and illustrate children’s books.
Engagements
June 5, 2004
Alas, alliteration all around us
June 5, 2004
Editor’s note: This editorial appeared in Thursday’s Los Angeles Times: Credit brave Bob Baker, Times staff writer and language lover, for penning a pertinent Page 1 piece of profuse prose the other day perversely pointing out how intensely infested American English has become by all kinds of alliteration — apt and awkward. Alliteration now is always all over, admit it.
Faith forum
June 5, 2004
Can you ever truly know God, or is the divine a mystery?
Atipa breakup spurs lawsuit, probe
Controversies involve former employees, Lawrence manufacturer
June 5, 2004
A lawsuit and a federal probe are the latest developments in a saga that began in February at Microtech Computers when about 15 employees left the computer manufacturer’s Atipa Technologies division.
Sideline
June 5, 2004
¢ Huard vying for QB job ¢ La Russa, McClendon punished ¢ WSU shuts out Mizzou
Doctor accused of molesting women
June 5, 2004
Dozens of women have sued a gynecologist, saying he performed unnecessary and painful surgeries, molested them and in some cases raped them in the exam room.
Summer a hot time for teens to pick up bad habits
June 5, 2004
Summer’s almost here and that means teens will have more time on their hands to pick up bad habits — such as smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol, a new federal survey says.
Pirates spoil Prior’s return
June 5, 2004
Mark Prior pitched as if he’d been around all season. His fastball was buzzing, his curveball was dipping across the plate and batters were having difficulty getting hits.
Sheffield powers Yankees
Rangers’ Soriano homers in return to New York
June 5, 2004
Gary Sheffield, Alex Rodriguez and their New York teammates caused another meltdown by Kenny Rogers against the Yankees, overcoming Alfonso Soriano’s triumphant return to the Bronx.
D-Day invasion force changed the world
June 5, 2004
Watching Ronald Reagan read a baby boomer’s letter about her dad’s D-Day memories was the most emotional moment of my career.
Around and about
June 5, 2004
Around and about
June 5, 2004
Briefly
June 5, 2004
¢ Sharon fires 2 ministers to secure Gaza plan ¢ U.N. peacekeepers take control of town ¢ After brawl, parliament approves pension bill ¢ Nuclear-capable missile test-fired in Islamabad
Families unaware of dangers of childhood obesity, studies say
June 5, 2004
A growing number of young teenagers are overweight and at risk of developing diabetes, and families are often blind to their children’s obesity and its dangers, according to two studies released Friday.
GOP to open primary election
June 5, 2004
Independent voters will be allowed to cast ballots in the Republican primary election on Aug. 3, Kansas GOP chairman Dennis Jones said Friday.
Society calendar
June 5, 2004
FCE news
June 5, 2004
Horoscopes
June 5, 2004
Daily ticker
June 5, 2004
Barbecue lovers to descend on McLouth for annual event
June 5, 2004
She’s helped organize the McLouth BBQ Blowout for all its 13 years of existence, but Cheryl Wonnell still gets excited about the festival that more than triples the town’s population for a day.
New prime minister: U.S. pull-out would be ‘major disaster’
Five U.S. soldiers killed in guerrilla attack
June 5, 2004
Iraq’s new prime minister made his first address to the nation Friday, saying a rapid U.S. withdrawal from the country would be a “major disaster” because Iraqis are not ready to handle their own security.
Rally, detentions commemorate Tiananmen
June 5, 2004
Angered by China’s hard line against democracy in Hong Kong, tens of thousands of people waved candles, sang and chanted Friday to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing.
U.S. D-Day veterans arrive in France
June 5, 2004
With armfuls of gifts, France on Friday welcomed back American veterans who helped free Europe from Nazi occupation when they landed on Normandy’s beaches 60 years ago.