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Sedgwick GOP officials to file lawsuit to overturn open primary
June 10, 2004
(Updated Saturday at 2:54 p.m.) TOPEKA - Sedgwick County Republicans will file a lawsuit Thursday asking a court to block the state from opening the Aug. 3 primary to unaffiliated voters.
Builders sue city over permit fees
June 10, 2004
(Updated Thursday at 12:57 p.m.) Lawrence builders filed suit Thursday against City Hall, saying building fees are being used illegally to fund “social programs.”
Rain to end by evening
June 10, 2004
(Updated Thursday at 3:34 p.m.)Lawrence was having some intermittent light showers this afternoon. But dry weather should return by the evening, said Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist.
People
June 10, 2004
¢ New charge leveled against Courtney Love ¢ Lopez invited back to host Latin Grammys ¢ Ailing country icon ¢ Boogie-woogie fever’s what he’s talking about
Russia’s famed Amber Room likely was destroyed by fire
WWII vet recalls seeing fragments in Germany
June 10, 2004
A Russian veteran said Wednesday he saw fragments of the legendary Amber Room in the closing days of World War II, suggesting one of the world’s greatest missing art treasures burned at a German castle after it was seized by the victorious Red Army.
Japanese develop new blowfish delicacy — without poison
June 10, 2004
Blowfish has long been a delicacy for the adventurous: Every year in Japan, a few people die after eating it.
Zimbabwe to nationalize all farmland
June 10, 2004
In its latest crackdown on democratic freedoms, the government announced that all farmland will be nationalized and private land ownership abolished.
Ban supported
June 10, 2004
Reagan loss
June 10, 2004
Close neighbors
June 10, 2004
Don’t airbrush history
June 10, 2004
The good that Ronald Reagan did is not being buried with his bones on Friday, as Shakespeare’s Mark Antony predicted of Caesar. Reagan’s good is being disinterred and magnified. It is being raised to new and unrealistic heights that will live on, and hang heavily over his successors, in public expectations.
Democrats open primary to unaffiliated voters
State party leaders following GOP’s lead
June 10, 2004
Following the lead of the state Republican Party, Kansas Democrats will open their Aug. 3 primary to unaffiliated voters.
Scientists dismiss ‘dirty bomb’ as dud
Justice Department’s apparent lack of knowledge about threat called ‘extremely disturbing’
June 10, 2004
The “dirty bomb” allegedly planned by terror suspect Jose Padilla would have been a dud, not the radiological threat portrayed last week by federal authorities, scientists say.
U.N. experts find parts of banned Iraqi missiles in scrapyard
June 10, 2004
U.N. weapons experts have found 20 engines used in banned Iraqi missiles in a Jordan scrapyard along with other equipment which could be used to make weapons of mass destruction, an official said Wednesday.
Acquaintance charged in beating
Police say crowbar used in attack; teen held on attempted-murder charge
June 10, 2004
A Lawrence teen tried to kill an acquaintance last week by luring the victim out of his apartment and hitting him in the head several times with a crowbar, prosecutors say.
Loss links members of newly formed group
Compassionate Friends chapter to support parents of deceased children
June 10, 2004
Three years ago, cancer killed Jefri Leonardi’s 12-year-old daughter. Deep vein thrombosis a year ago took Loma Gregg’s daughter from her.
Schools Foundation receives its second $10,000 pledge
June 10, 2004
John Davidson wasn’t about to be outdone by his childhood next-door neighbor. After seeing news of a $10,000 donation from Srinija Srinivasan to the Lawrence Schools Foundation in a Journal-World story last week, Davidson decided he’d pitch in $10,000 of his own.
Bike across America
June 10, 2004
Author chides journalists for not questioning war
June 10, 2004
The news media should have been more skeptical of President Bush’s “zeal” to go to war with Iraq and the possibly “skimpy” prewar intelligence Bush used to justify the invasion, journalist Bob Woodward said Wednesday.
Lonn L. King
June 10, 2004
Dorothy H. Midyett
June 10, 2004
Gibson services
June 10, 2004
Sadye Circle
June 10, 2004
Marlin C. ‘Keah’ Thomas
June 10, 2004
Jean Bush-Laughlin
June 10, 2004
Points system should better reward winning drivers
June 10, 2004
Halfway through the season, or whatever NASCAR wants to call the 26-race run-up to the 10-race scrap for this year’s Nextel Cup championship, it’s not too soon to be thinking about how to improve this “new and improved system.”
Daily ticker
June 10, 2004
Bertha ‘Jean’ Kentch
June 10, 2004
Dog plays into hearts of art’s elite
June 10, 2004
You think Eddie, the Jack Russell terrier from “Frasier,” was talented? Ha! All he had to do was sit there and look cute on cue — and his show isn’t even on television anymore.
MTV Movie Awards not quite like Oscars
June 10, 2004
You know the silly summer-movie season is in full swing when the 2004 MTV Movie Awards (8 p.m., MTV) look back at last year’s already forgotten popcorn epics. Hey, I’ve already begun to forget this year’s summer movies. Just what was that Olsen twins comedy called?
KU aide Miller hired at SW Missouri State
Longtime Jayhawk employee lands assistant-coaching job on Hinson’s staff
June 10, 2004
Kansas University director of basketball operations Ben Miller on Wednesday accepted an assistant-coaching position at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo.
Sigler wins K.C. event
June 10, 2004
Kansas University golfer Jason Sigler shot a three-round total of 220 to win the Kansas City Amateur on Wednesday at Staley Farms Golf Club.
Sideline
June 10, 2004
¢ Weather halts NCAA meet ¢ Garciaparra back in lineup
D.C. says goodbye to ‘graceful, gallant man’
Reagan saluted from coast to coast
June 10, 2004
In a funeral ceremony filled with pageantry and patriotic ritual, President Reagan’s body took a hallowed spot in the nation’s capital Wednesday as thousands of mourners lined up to say goodbye to the 40th president.
City may boost library budget
Officials tentatively approve 21 percent funding increase
June 10, 2004
Saying the Lawrence Public Library had been underfunded for years, the Lawrence City Commission on Wednesday tentatively approved a 21 percent increase for its 2005 budget.
River dredge vandalized
Suspect set fire to trees after damaging equipment
June 10, 2004
Someone ransacked and vandalized a piece of dredging equipment floating in the Kansas River, sheriff’s officials said this week.
NATO plan not embraced by all
June 10, 2004
Seeking to build on rare harmony with Europe after a U.N. vote, President Bush on Wednesday proposed a wider but unspecified role for NATO in post-occupation Iraq. French President Jacques Chirac immediately objected.
Local briefs
June 10, 2004
¢ Grief camp has openings ¢ Festival brings tastes of Scotland
On the record
June 10, 2004
Knight, Tech agree to extension
New deal will keep coach under contract through 2009 season
June 10, 2004
Bob Knight has agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep the basketball coach at Texas Tech until 2009.
Higher prices fuel Kansas oil industry
Increase in drilling permits may help state revenues
June 10, 2004
Higher gasoline prices at the pump are frustrating consumers nationwide, but for Kansas and other oil-producing states, higher oil prices could have a bright side.
Dole Institute visitors can express condolences
June 10, 2004
The national day of mourning for former President Ronald Reagan can be observed Friday at the Dole Institute of Politics on Kansas University’s west campus.
Kerry overtakes Bush in poll
June 10, 2004
Widespread unease over the country’s direction and doubts about President Bush’s policies on Iraq and the economy helped propel Sen. John F. Kerry to a solid lead among voters nationwide, according to a new Los Angeles Times Poll.
Taurasi lifts Mercury
June 10, 2004
Although Diana Taurasi knew plenty of old friends would be aware of her latest performance as a pro, and she didn’t lose her focus.
Chasing the leaders
With 13 races down and 13 to go, the field begins to narrow
June 10, 2004
For many drivers in the Nextel Cup Series, the “Chase for the Championship” already appears over.
Brewers oulast Angels in 17
June 10, 2004
Ben Sheets had nothing to do with this deluge of strikeouts.
H&R Block report earnings increase
June 10, 2004
H&R Block Inc.’s profits rose more than 16 percent in the fourth quarter, boosted by a sharp increase in the number of its software and online tax-preparation clients.
Memos say anti-torture treaties do not apply to al-Qaida
June 10, 2004
The confidential Justice Department memos criticized by Democrats as laying the legal foundation for Iraqi prisoner abuses were aimed mainly at showing that international treaties banning torture do not apply to al-Qaida and Taliban prisoners, Bush administration officials say.
Top pick quick to sign with K.C.
Royals give hot-hitting third baseman Butler $1.4 million signing bonus
June 10, 2004
Billy Butler and the Kansas City Royals quickly reached a deal.
Heading home, Pistons must shake crushing Game 2 loss
June 10, 2004
One shot drastically has changed the dynamics of the NBA Finals. The question now for the Detroit Pistons is whether they’ll let it affect them in Game 3 the way it did in overtime of Game 2.
Saboteurs blow up Iraqi oil pipeline
June 10, 2004
Saboteurs blew up a key northern oil pipeline Wednesday, forcing a 10 percent cut on the national power grid as demand for electricity rises with the advent of Iraq’s broiling summer heat.
Guantanamo interrogation tactics include discomfort, deception
June 10, 2004
A still-classified list of 24 interrogation methods approved for use on Guantanamo Bay detainees includes placing prisoners in uncomfortable interrogation cells and deceiving them into thinking they are in the hands of Middle East interrogators who knew all about their culture, according to a U.S. government official.
Current president is heir to Reagan legacy
June 10, 2004
Sometime during one of the crises in the middle of the Reagan years, some Republicans developed a phrase to summarize their frustrations with the president and his policies: The only thing wrong with Reaganism is that it hasn’t been tried yet.
Eulogies ignore Reagan flaws
June 10, 2004
Ronald Reagan fought for what he believed in, and he changed the world more than probably any American in the 20th century.
Briefly
June 10, 2004
¢ Moore files papers for re-election ¢ Democratic official files for clerk’s office ¢ Defense lawyer to run for district attorney
Briefly
June 10, 2004
¢ More land for drilling sought ¢ New stem cell lines available ¢ World military spending soar
Cardinals muscle up against Cubs
June 10, 2004
A grand slam, a bunch of runs, some pitches so tight they could have left marks and a bench-clearing fracas.
Kansas storms halt early wheat harvest
June 10, 2004
Widespread rains idled combines and their crews as the wheat harvest ground to a halt again Wednesday in most of Kansas.
Iraqi Kurds fears loss of political clout
June 10, 2004
While world leaders applaud international unity over Iraq, the country’s Kurdish leadership expressed fears Wednesday that they will be sidelined politically by the Shiite Arab majority, whose clerical hierarchy has been cultivated by the Americans.
Rain cancels many local games
June 10, 2004
Rain has caused numerous cancellations of baseball and softball games. All DCABA games at 4-H field have been cancelled. In addition, all Parks and Recreation and Heinrich league games have been cancelled.
Briefcase
June 10, 2004
FCC telecom regulations receive legal setback Coke president to leave Union Pacific earnings projected to lose steam Smithfield profits rise
Legacy remembered in Lawrence
June 10, 2004
The first president Richard Todd voted for was Ronald Reagan.
Students gear up for race across U.S.
June 10, 2004
A group of 10 Lawrence high school students will embark on a 4,000-mile trip across the country in a dusty-rose-colored 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air.
Hey, let’s make off with Gulliver’s ball!
June 10, 2004
Lawrence’s quality of life rates a 10
Magazine ranking expected to help lure businesses
June 10, 2004
Lawrence is on a roll.
Advocate for disabled, 46, dies of heart attack
June 10, 2004
John Beasley figured it was always better to give more than he received.
Juneteenth celebration slated
Event commemorates end of slavery in the United States
June 10, 2004
Next week, for the first time in Lawrence history, a series of activities will celebrate Juneteenth, the commemoration of the freedom of black people in America.
Padgett talking to UNC
Disgruntled ex-Jayhawk could return to Williams
June 10, 2004
David Padgett and Roy Williams soon may be reunited.
Ronnie and the Miracles
Reagan visit was thrilling moment for 1988 title squad
June 10, 2004
To the victor went the spoils, and among the perks of that memorable April of 16 years ago was an opportunity to shake the mitt of the president of the United States.
Corrections
June 10, 2004
MLB briefs
June 10, 2004
¢ Top draft pick Bush signs with San Diego ¢ Selig: Baseball not likely to expand playoffs ¢ Cuban player defects to U.S.
Reflecting on KU
June 10, 2004
Scholarship hall hub
June 10, 2004
A new student center on the east side of the Kansas University campus will be an added asset to KU’s fine scholarship hall system.
Briefly
June 10, 2004
¢ Country keeping eye on two volcanoes ¢ Suspected nail bomb sprays shopping area ¢ Dome Cathedral closed for fear of collapse ¢ More than 20 killed in Afghan border fight
Briefly
June 10, 2004
¢ Six more arrested in Madrid attack ¢ Banks, stores close as fuel strike begins ¢ Court overturns spy case acquittal ¢ Meth lab worth half-billion dollars
Economist calls biotech wooing a ‘bad-idea virus’
States, cities flock to conference to court industry
June 10, 2004
Governors and mayors from across the country were in full force at the biotech industry’s annual convention this week, offering tax breaks, government grants — even help with parking — to lure biotech companies.
Garciaparra back in action
Red Sox fall to Padres in shortstop’s return
June 10, 2004
Nomar Garciaparra was impressive in his 2004 debut. Too bad for the Boston Red Sox he was the only one.
Postcards from the BAK trip
J-W photographer participating in annual Biking Across Kansas ride
June 10, 2004
The following are postcards sent back by Mike Yoder, J-W chief photographer, who is participating in this week’s Biking Across Kansas trip.
Horoscopes
June 10, 2004
Briefly
June 10, 2004
¢ Law requires ID for first-time voters ¢ Topeka council OKs Sunday liquor sales ¢ Field trip to study prairie wildflowers ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals