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Gift to help renovate KU’s Spooner Hall and historic home
June 8, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 3:08 p.m.) Two historic buildings at the eastern edge of Kansas University’s campus will be restored, thanks to $500,000 in gifts from a KU alumni couple from Sunnyvale, Calif., KU officials announced today.
Another tropical day expected
June 8, 2004
(Web Posted Tuesday at 8:10 a.m.) Sticky and hot conditions are expected again today in the Lawrence area, with a slight chance of rain.
Power of persuasion served Reagan well
June 8, 2004
Ronald Reagan came onto my beat a half-century ago, not as a candidate for office but as a visitor. I was working at the Bloomington (Ill.) Pantagraph, my first newspaper job after leaving the Army. Reagan, then the host of the General Electric Theater, would come to Bloomington once a year to visit the local GE plant and then go up the road to Eureka, Ill., to speak to students at his alma mater, Eureka College.
Reagan loved, reassured American people
June 8, 2004
One measure of a leader’s greatness is this: By the time he dies, the dangers that summoned him to greatness have been so thoroughly defeated — in no small measure by what he did — it is difficult to recall the magnitude of those dangers, or of his achievements. So if you seek Ronald Reagan’s monument, look around, and consider what you do not see.
Seeking shelter
June 8, 2004
Unfair fate
June 8, 2004
School’s out for summer
June 8, 2004
Before breaking for the summer, students at Lawrence public and private schools participated in various activities in May.
Rangers tap Metcalf in 11th round of MLB draft
June 8, 2004
Travis Metcalf, holder of Kansas University’s home-run records, was selected in the 11th round of Monday’s baseball draft.
Jayhawk briefs
June 8, 2004
¢ Washington to enter Hall ¢ Ex-KU aide hired
On the record
June 8, 2004
Biffle bags win on Monster Mile
Driver takes lead with 21 miles to go at Dover Speedway
June 8, 2004
Greg Biffle took the lead for the first time with 21 miles to go and then drove away from the field to win the rain-delayed NASCAR Busch series race Monday at Dover International Speedway.
Thoren thrilled to be back in Kansas
June 8, 2004
Welcome back, Jason Thoren. One of the most honored players in Lawrence High’s storied football history and a pretty good linebacker at Kansas University as well, Thoren has resurfaced.
City volleyball standings
June 8, 2004
Gabriel R. ‘Chino’ Hernandez
June 8, 2004
Andreychuk completes quest
Lightning captain hoists cup after 1,758 games, 22 seasons
June 8, 2004
Dave Andreychuk hoisted the Stanley Cup above his head, hopped twice in jubilation and skated away with the prize that eluded him for more than two decades.
Church’s stand
June 8, 2004
Richards receives Conn Smythe Trophy
June 8, 2004
Brad Richards finally can forget about last year’s playoffs.
Campus job applications made available online
June 8, 2004
The job application process at Kansas University has entered the 21st century.
Frank William Hanson
June 8, 2004
Wynema Mae Conklin
June 8, 2004
Robert D. Widdicombe
June 8, 2004
Mary Schoonover
June 8, 2004
Mark James Alexander Sr.
June 8, 2004
Former mayor files for Kansas Senate
June 8, 2004
Marci Francisco, a former Lawrence city commissioner and mayor, is a candidate for the Kansas 2nd District Senate position held by Republican Mark Buhler.
Lansing inmates create youth-friendly clothing line
Positive message created for CD, hip-hop apparel
June 8, 2004
You may have heard of FUBU, Sean John or Phat Farm clothing companies, but now there’s a new line of hip-hop clothing in on the block — Brak Outt.
Judge says consumers can use their noodles when choosing pasta
June 8, 2004
In this case of competition boiling over, a federal appeals court ruled Monday that a pasta company, despite a rival’s protests, can bill itself “America’s Favorite Pasta.”
City briefs
June 8, 2004
¢ City band performance to salute veterans ¢ Haskell sign set on fire ¢ Blood supplies at critically low level
Networks plan extensive TV coverage
June 8, 2004
Television networks plan extensive coverage this week of former President Ronald Reagan’s funerals and other ceremonies leading to his burial.
Flag etiquette changes for time of mourning
June 8, 2004
President Bush has ordered flags at all federal facilities lowered to half-staff — the midpoint on the display pole — until July 5, 30 days after former President Reagan’s death.
Judges hear appeal on gay marriages
June 8, 2004
A coalition of conservative groups and lawmakers asked a federal appeals court Monday to stop gay marriage in Massachusetts, arguing that the state’s highest court usurped the Legislature’s authority when it let same-sex couples wed.
Reagan paid final respects
Thousands say goodbye as public viewing begins
June 8, 2004
Nancy Reagan touched her cheek to the flag-covered casket, then made way for Americans by the thousands to pay respects Monday to Ronald Reagan before a cross-country journey to a state funeral in Washington.
New al-Qaida threat reported
June 8, 2004
An Internet statement signed by an al-Qaida cell in Saudi Arabia warned Monday that the terror network would target Western airlines, military bases and residential compounds, and told Muslims to stay away from Westerners.
Iraqi militias agree to disband
June 8, 2004
Iraq’s new prime minister announced an agreement Monday by nine political parties to dissolve their militias, integrating some of the 100,000 fighters into the army and police and pensioning off the rest to firm up government control ahead of the transfer of sovereignty.
U.S. moves to speed reduction of troop strength in S. Korea
June 8, 2004
The U.S. military wants to reduce the number of troops based in South Korea by a third in less than two years as part of a global shift in defensive strategies, American and South Korean officials said Monday in Seoul.
Rains taking toll on quality of wheat in state
Nearly half of Kansas’ crop in poor condition
June 8, 2004
Rains that delayed the start of wheat harvest in Kansas also have taken a toll on its quality, but early bushels still are better than many expected.
Outsourcing doesn’t spur consumers to buy American
June 8, 2004
Fresh concerns about U.S. jobs being shipped overseas are not being turned into renewed public sentiment to buy American, an Associated Press poll found.
Commodities
June 8, 2004
Advances noted in treatments of brain, prostate cancers
June 8, 2004
Early low-dose chemotherapy appears to substantially improve short-term survival in patients with the most aggressive and common form of brain cancer, offering the first significant advance against the disease in decades.
Sex and City’ star sets fashion standard
June 8, 2004
Sean “P. Diddy” Combs finally got what he’s craved from the fashion industry: respect — and a little thing called a CFDA award.
The Jury’ judged to be worthwhile
June 8, 2004
Years after its cancellation, “Homicide” still has a strong fan base — and with good reason. Now, three of the major talents behind that superior series, director Barry Levinson and writers Tom Fontana and James Yoshimura, present “The Jury” (8 p.m., Fox), premiering tonight.
Yellow team sweeps doubleheader against Red team at Holcom
June 8, 2004
The Yellow team held off the Red team and swept a Lawrence Girls Fast-Pitch Assn. 15-U doubleheader Sunday at Holcom. The Yellow team won the first game, 11-8, and scraped out a 10-9 victory in the nightcap.
DCABA offers players longer season
June 8, 2004
The atmosphere was tense and exciting at a Saturday afternoon game between the Mustangs and the Warriors. Parents shouted encouragement to their 9-year-old children as they hit and fielded balls confidently and cleanly. The players looked professional in their uniforms and moved with the grace of much-older players as rain threatened to stop the game early.
Warriors use heads in 27-16 victory over Giants
June 8, 2004
Nobody needed to tell the Warriors to get their heads in the game Thursday during a Douglas County Amateur Baseball Association 9-U game at the Youth Sports Inc. fields. Just ask Warriors C.J. Stuever and Connor Daniels.
Rebels top Legends
June 8, 2004
“C’mon Dorn! Take one for the team,” Lawrence Rebels players heckled their teammate Hunter Scheiber as he dodged a pitch Sunday against the Topeka Legends. The players were refering to Roger Dorn, the overly cautious character from the movie “Major League” who was notorious for dodging pitches.
Court allows WWII-era lawsuits to proceed
June 8, 2004
The Supreme Court said Monday that victims of Nazi-era plundering can use U.S. courts to try to get their belongings back, handing a California woman a narrow but important victory in her bid to reclaim expensive paintings from Austria.
Daily ticker
June 8, 2004
Businesses to offer history lesson
Downtown Lawrence merchants hope poster project spurs sales
June 8, 2004
Downtown Lawrence merchants have a unique offering for customers and window shoppers — a glimpse of the past.
Lawrence Parks and Recreation leagues fun, educational for children of all ages
June 8, 2004
Every year, hundreds of Lawrence-area kids get their first taste of baseball and softball by playing in the Lawrence Parks and Recreation leagues. For some, it’s the beginning of a lifetime playing and enjoying the sport. For others, it’s just a way to stay busy over the summer and hang out with their friends.
Briefcase
June 8, 2004
¢ Martha Stewart gains time to seek new trial ¢ Boeing stock soars ¢ Reagan funeral to close financial markets Friday ¢ Enron case delayed
Baby boomers boost sales of recumbent bicycles
June 8, 2004
The first time Rob Gentry saw a friend riding an odd-looking contraption known as a recumbent bike, he laughed. But not for long.
South Junior High School honor roll
June 8, 2004
South Junior High School has announced the names of students on its second-semester honor roll.
Lightning deny Calgary cup
Fedotenko tallies twice in 2-1, title-clinching win
June 8, 2004
The Tampa Bay Lightning became one of the most unlikely Stanley Cup winners ever and kept the Calgary Flames from an even more improbable championship.
BCS to present plan to Rose Bowl
Game officials interested in impact of fifth game heading into negotiations with ABC for new pact
June 8, 2004
The Bowl Championship Series wants to present a model for how it will incorporate a fifth game to Rose Bowl officials by the end of the week.
The sunnyside-up president
June 8, 2004
Ronald Reagan leaves such a grand legacy that it is almost impossible to single out one achievement over the others. Until, that is, you remember the three presidents who preceded him. If Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter had made a movie together, it would have been called, “Honey, I Shrunk the Presidency.”
Briefly
June 8, 2004
¢ 2-year-old girl killed in fall from tractor ¢ Former President Bush to speak this afternoon ¢ Eagle editor tapped for North Carolina job
Wind energy task force issues report
Group makes suggestions for preserving prairie while generating electricity
June 8, 2004
A task force on wind energy presented Gov. Kathleen Sebelius with several options Monday to preserve the state’s remaining tallgrass prairie while encouraging development of a renewable and sustainable energy source.
Co-op fire under investigation
Blaze causes at least $1 million in damage to business
June 8, 2004
A weekend fire of suspicious origins caused more than $1 million worth of damage at the Ottawa Co-op, but it is not expected to derail area farmers who rely on the business.
City proposes cuts to downtown agency
Group promotes shopping in city’s center
June 8, 2004
City Hall subsidies for Downtown Lawrence Inc. could be slashed in half next year under a recommendation from two Lawrence city commissioners.
Group home for girls set to close
June 8, 2004
Achievement Place for Girls, a group home for teenagers, will close soon. “They told us it’s going to close July 1,” said Jayme Aschemeyer, a Kansas University student who’s worked about three months at the home, 637 Tenn.
Bike Across Kansas update
June 8, 2004
Fast-pitch league helps development
LGFPA provides young girls with early chance at learning softball
June 8, 2004
Bonnie Mills doesn’t mind that the teams in her fast-pitch softball league are playing most of their games on Sundays. Sure, it prevents many teams from playing in weekend tournaments, which often make up most competitive fast-pitch softball teams’ schedules.
Rangers, wind topple Pirates
June 8, 2004
Pittsburgh went from losing in one windy city to another one.
Lakers loose in spite of loss
June 8, 2004
Leave it to the Lakers to make light of a loss. Coming off their low-effort virtual no-show in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Lakers all but laughed it off Monday and promised to try harder next time against Detroit.
Ottawa’s Ramsey nearly unhittable
2004 Player of the year: Sophomore pitcher used array of pitches to lead Cyclones to another state appearance
June 8, 2004
Pinpoint control. High velocity. Seven different pitches from which to choose. Is it any wonder Megan Ramsey is so good?
Musgrave masterful for Chargers
2004 Player of the year: Wichita State-bound standout was driving force in Santa Fe Trail’s 21-4 campaign
June 8, 2004
Rob Musgrave saw the deer-in-the-headlights look quite a bit this season. Batters would step in, trying to be courageous. They’d dig their cleats in the dirt. They’d wear a mask of confidence while taking practice cuts. But deep down, many of those batters wanted absolutely nothing to do with the man on the mound.
James Osburn
June 8, 2004
Jefferson County sharpshooters aim for national competitions
June 8, 2004
Annie Oakley has nothing on Jefferson County. Four teenage girls on the Jefferson County Shooting Sports team have such sharp eyes and smooth trigger fingers that they will represent Kansas this summer in two national contests pitting them against the best young air rifle shooters, male and female, from across the country.
Reagan’s death may boost stem-cell research
June 8, 2004
Ronald Reagan’s death is invigorating an effort to expand stem-cell research, which scientists believe may help treat Alzheimer’s, the disease that afflicted the former president.
Bush hopes to use G-8 to push Mideast agenda
June 8, 2004
Fresh from a long weekend in Europe to mend trans-Atlantic ties, President Bush today launches a new effort on another daunting diplomatic challenge: cultivating peace, democracy and human rights to the Middle East.
City park repeat site of attacks on children
New assault attempt under investigation
June 8, 2004
Lawrence Police are stepping up neighborhood patrols and canvassing door-to-door after the latest in a series of sexual assaults and child molestations on the trails at Naismith Valley Park in south Lawrence.
Rebels learn, compete at high level
June 8, 2004
Imagine being 14 years old and spending the weekend in another state, staying in a hotel with your teammates and playing baseball against teams from Cuba and Puerto Rico. That’s just a part of life if you’re a member of one of the Kansas Rebels baseball teams.
Briefly
June 8, 2004
¢ Top drug suspects nabbed ¢ Sharon survives political test ¢ Activists buy freedom for dancing bears
Horoscopes
June 8, 2004
Area briefs
June 8, 2004
¢ Historian will read, discuss settler’s letters ¢ Temporary K-TAG centers to open ¢ Information available on arthritis ¢ Better Business Bureau checks on agencies
Kansas City passes on pitching for hot-hitting infielder
June 8, 2004
While eager to select from an abundance of college pitching talent, the Kansas City Royals could not pass on Billy Butler’s bat.
City softball standings
June 8, 2004
Cardinals clip Cubs
Rolen, Sanders go deep in 4-3 win
June 8, 2004
With Scott Rolen’s bat and Jim Edmonds’ arm, the St. Louis Cardinals didn’t need Albert Pujols.
Mother loves life with artificial heart
June 8, 2004
Every night, Helen Borrowman wakes up and listens for a heartbeat.
Violations ‘not worth it’ to new KU aide
June 8, 2004
Kurtis Townsend, who was hired Monday as an assistant men’s basketball coach on Bill Self’s staff at Kansas University, worked at California from 1993 to 1997 under two head coaches — Todd Bozeman, who was fired and sanctioned by the NCAA for rules violations, and Ben Braun, Bozeman’s successor.
Woodling: Football hot topic at Baker
June 8, 2004
New faces always freshen the perspective, and so it was Monday at Alvamar as orange shirts dotted the city public golf course. On the occasion of Baker University’s annual football fund-raiser, first-year coach Mike Grossner and his staff mixed, mingled and mangled a golf ball or two as they schmoozed the program’s deep-pocketed patrons.
People
June 8, 2004
¢ MTV to Eminen: Butt out ¢ The governor’s former life ¢ NBC’s cure for aging ¢ Hasselhoff suspected of DUI
Briefly
June 8, 2004
¢ Trial begins for teens in school-attack plot ¢ Beware of doctors wearing neckties ¢ Fossils tie Africa to other land masses ¢ School district probes $7.8 million in expenses
Good investment
Supporting after-school programs is a good investment in Lawrence.
June 8, 2004
In a perfect world, all children would have families that could provide most of their care and nurturing. Every child would live in adequate housing with two parents, at least one of whom could be at home with them after school to supervise homework and activities.
Townsend Self’s pick
Experienced, proven recruiter hired as Jayhawk assistant
June 8, 2004
Kurtis Townsend’s last three stops in an 11-year college coaching career were at the University of Miami, Michigan and USC. “I’ve been at all-football schools,” said the 46-year-old Townsend, who Monday was named assistant basketball coach on Bill Self’s staff at tradition-rich Kansas University.
Wright services
June 8, 2004
Settlement plans reported in dispute over nuclear waste site
June 8, 2004
Nebraska might be nearing a settlement in the case in which it has been ordered to pay $151 million for blocking construction of nuclear waste dump within its borders, The Associated Press has learned.
Venus spectacle first in century
Midwest early birds can watch transit today if skies are clear
June 8, 2004
If you’re up early enough this morning and the skies are clear, you might be able to see something that hasn’t happened in 122 years.