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City band concert canceled
June 9, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.) The city band concert scheduled for tonight has been canceled because of today’s rain.
Wet weather cancels some area games
June 9, 2004
Today’s misty rain has caused the cancellation of tonight’s Douglas County Amateur Baseball Assn. games at the 4H fields. Tonight’s Lawrence Rebels 12-U games in Topeka also have been canceled.
Magazine ranks Lawrence 10th in quality of life
June 9, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 12:16 p.m.) The Lawrence area has the 10th best quality of life in the country according to a business magazine that ranked all 331 of the nation’s metropolitan areas.
Man arrested in beating case
June 9, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:11 a.m.) A 19-year-old Lawrence man has been arrested in connection with last week’s beating of 20-year-old Travis Adams. Barry L. Sterling was arrested this morning and booked into Douglas County Jail on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, according to Sgt. Mike Pattrick, a Lawrence Police spokesman.
City Commission supports increased library funding
June 9, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 11:42 a.m.) The Lawrence City Commission today said it would support a major increase in funding for the Lawrence Public Library.
More rain expected today
June 9, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 7:53 a.m.) Some much-needed rain fell overnight in Lawrence and more wet weather is expected today, said Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist.
Williams legacy
June 9, 2004
Martinez mystifies Padres
Red Sox earn rare 1-0 victory against San Diego
June 9, 2004
Pedro Martinez outpitched David Wells and managed to stay around long enough to beat San Diego.
People
June 9, 2004
¢ Berry gets restraining order ¢ Madonna’s third book ready ¢ R. Kelly tops Billboard list ¢ ‘Apprentice’ shares philosophy
Self’s sand shot saves day
KU coach wins $5,000 for charity
June 9, 2004
His legs wobbly as he stood over his first tee shot Tuesday at the Bayer Advantage Skins Game, Bill Self asked a higher power for help.
Daily ticker
June 9, 2004
Program to offer ideas for healthy meals
June 9, 2004
Anyone who is trying to provide healthy meals for their family while juggling time and money at work and home may be interested in attending this program. K-State Research and Extension — Douglas County, in cooperation with the Family and Community Education Council, is sponsoring the program, which begins at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Douglas County Extension Office, 2110 Harper St.
City briefs
June 9, 2004
¢ Armed robber hits eastside Kwik Shop ¢ Dental clinic joins United Way agencies ¢ Democrat files to run for county treasurer
Indoor range expected to bolster Jayhawks
June 9, 2004
Ross Randall has taken Kansas University’s men’s golf team to six NCAA Finals in 25 seasons as head coach.
State Senate candidate explains stalking charges
June 9, 2004
A candidate for Kansas Senate has released a 1,500-word statement written in jail that explains how he came to be charged with stalking a woman he met at a Lawrence bar.
Experts warn of molesters’ preying skills
June 9, 2004
It could be an animal, a video game, the mention of a popular musician — anything to bring down a child’s defenses.
Lakers take Game 2
June 9, 2004
Kobe Bryant came through in the clutch, saving the Lakers at the end of regulation and carrying them in overtime.
Chautauqua tradition relived
June 9, 2004
The other day a friend and colleague called me and asked me to write a column about the various Lawrence sesquicentennial events taking place in June and, especially, the Chautauqua, which will take place in South Park from June 24 through 29. So here goes.
Foster care contracts to undergo overhaul
June 9, 2004
Welfare officials have launched a major overhaul of the state’s contracts for foster care, adoption and family preservation services.
Briefly
June 9, 2004
¢ President to face recall ¢ American killed in terror hit ¢ Madrid bombing suspects captured in Italy, Belgium ¢ 21 suspected Taliban killed
Horoscopes
June 9, 2004
On the record
June 9, 2004
Briefly
June 9, 2004
¢ Jury to begin Nichols deliberations ¢ Students found guilty of terroristic threats ¢ Impeachment hearings for governor open ¢ Former cadet pleads guilty in rape case ¢ Yard sale to benefit public school programs ¢ Symptoms can point to ovarian cancer
Fan loyalty
June 9, 2004
Safety issue
June 9, 2004
Seat extortion
June 9, 2004
Ethical lapse
June 9, 2004
Wind direction
A task force probably doesn’t give the governor as much direction as she was hoping for on how the state should capitalize on its wind-energy potential.
June 9, 2004
If Gov. Kathleen Sebelius hoped her Wind and Prairie Task Force, would carve out some common ground on the controversial proposal to allow wind generators in the Kansas Flint Hills, she may be disappointed in the report the group issued Monday.
Defensive failure dooms Pistons
June 9, 2004
Detroit’s stingy defense was like a sieve when it mattered most.
Lee gives Cubs lift in win over Cards
June 9, 2004
The weather is heating up, and so is Derrek Lee.
O’Brien out as Ohio State coach
School says $6,000 was given to recruit five years ago
June 9, 2004
Ohio State fired basketball coach Jim O’Brien on Tuesday after he admitted giving a recruit $6,000 five years ago.
Commentary: Parcells should have known better
June 9, 2004
It is his single-minded focus on football that makes Bill Parcells one of the game’s finest coaches. It is that same single-mindedness that propels him toward burnout and repeated retirements from the demanding profession.
OKC looms large in Big 12 plans
League waiting on proposed arena in Kansas City, Mo.
June 9, 2004
The Big 12 Conference announced Tuesday that Dallas would play host to the league’s men’s and women’s basketball tournaments in 2006 before the events shifted to Oklahoma City in 2007.
Greinke notches first major-league victory
June 9, 2004
The youngest player in the major leagues is making things look easy. After throwing seven shutout innings and lowering his ERA to 1.73 in a 4-2 victory over Montreal, Kansas City’s precocious 20-year-old said he didn’t even have his best stuff.
Indians draft KU pitcher
June 9, 2004
Kansas University pitcher Ryan Knippschild was selected by the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday in the 35th round of baseball’s free-agent draft.
Last years of Reagan’s life also important
June 9, 2004
The words in the announcement made it sound as if it were a fair fight. Television anchors and reporters said the same thing: Ronald Reagan died after a long “battle” with Alzheimer’s disease.
Joy of soy
Food is versatile, full of nutrients
June 9, 2004
Could it be that soybeans are nature’s perfect food? Solid evidence shows that many nutrients and foods have health-protective benefits, and soy is one of them.
Heat, pests begin to bug area gardens
June 9, 2004
Like most things that occur in time, the vegetable growing season has a beginning, middle and end. In each of these phases the garden is a different place, owing mostly to what’s growing there, the temperature and the challenges that beset the gardener.
Tips for ice-cold brew
June 9, 2004
Iced coffee is a welcome refresher that is worth making carefully. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare your icy brew.
Jayni offers ideas for grilling
June 9, 2004
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “The Grilling Season Begins With Burgers.” Host Jayni Carey will prepare the following recipe.
Grilling brats requires patience
June 9, 2004
For those worried about how best to grill bratwurst, Steven Raichlen, author of “BBQ USA” and host of PBS’s Barbecue University, has a few words of advice.
Farmers forecast profitable crop
County wheat harvest expected to arrive early
June 9, 2004
The misfortune of wheat farmers in western Kansas may end up a boon to Douglas County producers.
Closed Eudora elevator creates storage concerns
June 9, 2004
Worries and speculation are beginning to swirl regarding the closing of Eudora’s lone grain elevator.
Fed chair signals first rate hike in four years
Most analysts expect quarter-point increase
June 9, 2004
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan says policy-makers probably can boost interest rates gradually to head off inflation, but he’s not ruling out more aggressive action — a strong signal the Fed is poised to raise rates this month for the first time in four years.
Commodities
June 9, 2004
Bike Across Kansas update
June 9, 2004
50 years ago today, television turned tide against McCarthy
June 9, 2004
The Army-McCarthy hearings of spring 1954 have been called “the first great made-for-TV political spectacle,” and under hot TV lights in a jammed Senate caucus room this Washington miniseries hit its boiling point 50 years ago.
Anthony won’t confirm marriage to J.Lo
June 9, 2004
Saying his personal life is off-limits, singer Marc Anthony refused to confirm Tuesday whether he’s married to Jennifer Lopez.
Police farce back on beat
June 9, 2004
The “Cops” parody “Reno 911” (9:30 p.m., Comedy Central) returns for a second season.
Area briefs
June 9, 2004
¢ Suspect arrested in five car break-ins ¢ Radio to broadcast Reagan funeral services ¢ Baldwin representative seeking re-election
Smoking ban’s opponents kick off drive to force vote
June 9, 2004
The battle is officially on against a smoking ban that will take effect next month in Lawrence.
Eastside stadium’s facade targeted for public mural
June 9, 2004
Janet Good’s East Lawrence neighborhood is colorful in its history, diversity and is home to several artists.
U.N. backs Iraq plan
Bush dubs vote a ‘catalyst for change’
June 9, 2004
The U.N. Security Council gave resounding approval Tuesday to a resolution endorsing the transfer of sovereignty to Iraq’s new government by the end of June. President Bush said the measure would set the stage for democracy in Iraq and be a “catalyst for change” in the Middle East.
Ashcroft withholds memos on torture
Documents from 2002 suggest U.S. can circumvent treaties
June 9, 2004
Angered by the discovery of internal Bush administration memos suggesting torture could be justified in certain instances, Senate Democrats demanded Tuesday that Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft hand over the documents.
Thousands of visitors bid farewell to Reagan
June 9, 2004
The pilgrims just kept coming. By night’s end Tuesday, more than 105,000 had trooped solemnly by Ronald Reagan’s flag-draped coffin at his presidential library near Simi Valley. Most were ferried by bus from nearby Moorpark College, where they waited in line for as long as seven hours.
Smith services
June 9, 2004
John Thomas Beasley
June 9, 2004
James I. McLeod
June 9, 2004
William Victor Taylor
June 9, 2004
Osburn services
June 9, 2004
Doris Elaine Hicks
June 9, 2004
Agencies ask city to restore funds
June 9, 2004
Two Lawrence agencies faced with City Hall cuts in funding took their pleas Tuesday to the Lawrence City Commission.
Former president visits K.C.
June 9, 2004
Former President George Bush on Tuesday called late President Reagan “my friend,” saying volunteerism must press on as a nation mourns the death of the man under whom Bush once served.
Reagan’s state funeral to feature rare pageantry
June 9, 2004
With a pageantry seldom seen in Washington, the body of Ronald Reagan will be returned today to the capital city he dominated as president, and honored with a formal, three-day state funeral.
Admirers want Reagan on $10 bill
June 9, 2004
Ronald Reagan may be coming soon to the $10 bill.
Couple’s gift will create Spooner Hall ‘Commons’
June 9, 2004
The oldest academic building on the Kansas University campus is about to get new life.
Shortfalls in airport security cited
June 9, 2004
The government’s efforts to prevent terrorists from gaining access to commercial airports are still incomplete and fragmented, a congressional report says.
U.S. raid frees four hostages as militants seize seven others
June 9, 2004
U.S. special forces freed four hostages in a raid Tuesday after staking out their captors’ hideout for a day — the first military rescue of foreigners caught up in Iraq’s wave of kidnappings.
Army admits soldier discharged because of beating injuries
June 9, 2004
A military police officer was discharged partly because of a head injury he suffered while posing as an uncooperative detainee during a training exercise at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the Army acknowledged Tuesday.
Rover finds more signs that Mars had water
June 9, 2004
NASA’s Mars rover Spirit has found concentrated salt below the surface of the Red Planet, offering more evidence of past water activity, mission scientists said Tuesday.
Weather Service expanding advisories
Forecasts include warning about blowing dirt, reduced visibility
June 9, 2004
After four years of persistent drought in parts of northwest Kansas, the National Weather Service’s office here is calling more attention to high winds that increase the risk of blowing dirt.
Tuition increases pushing WSU to refocus foundation funding
June 9, 2004
Faced with dramatic tuition increases at Wichita State University, the school’s foundation is changing its focus.
Briefcase
June 9, 2004
¢ 7th Heaven store closes amid allegations ¢ Ford may transfer work to Kansas City area ¢ Natural gas prices expected to remain high ¢ Pepsi, Ocean Spray talks fizzle after vote
KU to give new life to century-old home
June 9, 2004
Juanita Strait always planned to donate her big, white house to Kansas University when she died. But she figured KU officials wouldn’t want to deal with the aging home, which was built in 1892.
Wichita campaign seeks funds here
Candidate seeks support to defeat senator who challenged KU professor’s sexuality class
June 9, 2004
A Wichita candidate for state senator is seeking campaign contributions in Lawrence, hoping to tap into anger about last year’s controversy about a Kansas University human sexuality class.
Jacen James Harleman
June 9, 2004
With Grand Canyon ailing, officials can’t agree on cure
June 9, 2004
It’s hard to get the sense anything is wrong in the Grand Canyon while floating through it.
Kansas Guard running drills at nuclear plant
Terror prevention priority at Wolf Creek site
June 9, 2004
Members of the 1st Battalion 127th Field Artillery looked like anything but artillerymen Tuesday as they trained.
Funeral security a daunting challenge
June 9, 2004
The body of former President Ronald Reagan will arrive here today for three days of elaborate state funeral ceremonies that present a daunting security challenge, as officials balance how to let an expected 150,000 people mourn his passing while preventing terrorist attacks on what must be a tempting target.
Jay Paul Gibson
June 9, 2004
Summit opens on upbeat note
June 9, 2004
President Bush and other world leaders showcased a new harmony on Iraq on Tuesday as they met at their annual summit, but prickly issues remained over both Iraq and Bush’s plan to promote democracy across the wider Middle East.
Soy recipes
June 9, 2004
¢ Raspberry Streusel Muffins ¢ Greek Salad with Tangy Lemon Tofu Dressing ¢ Chocolate Junkie ¢ Easy, Never-Fail Lemon Artichoke Souffle
Reagan optimism infected nation
June 9, 2004
He lingered too long for his own good, but not long enough for his beloved Nancy and the many others who loved and admired him.