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Engel Road to be closed through August on KU’s Daisy Hill
June 11, 2004
(Updated Friday at 3:04 p.m.) Kansas University announced today that, starting next week, roadway improvement work will close parts of Engel Road until mid-August near the KU residence halls on Daisy Hill.
Chance of thunderstorms tonight
June 11, 2004
(Updated Friday at 7:45 a.m.) Crank up your air conditioner — the forecast calls for hot and humid weather today, with a chance of a thunderstorm later tonight. “It is going to be a steamy one — 91 degrees for the afternoon high,” said Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist.
Briefly
June 11, 2004
¢ Police patrol park where molester targeted child ¢ Developer buys Riverside to use as office space ¢ Cowboy museum to honor KU benefactor ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Springfield’s gain
June 11, 2004
The passing of Ronald Reagan is thrusting former Dole Institute director Richard Norton Smith into the national spotlight.
Iraqis must take control — soon
June 11, 2004
Let the Iraqis go. This is the message I send from this sprawling, low, dusty, dun-colored, decrepit Iraqi capital; where the 105-degree heat can knock you out, the electricity works half the time, and the shells of government buildings looted after occupation still stand in mute testimony to occupation mistakes.
Other voices
June 11, 2004
The Herald, Everett, Wash., said this about Ronald Reagan in a recent editorial: So much of Ronald Reagan’s success could be credited to style. …
True heroes
June 11, 2004
Progressive ban?
June 11, 2004
Editorial unfair
June 11, 2004
Teach a lesson on voting
June 11, 2004
Early in his term, President Bush unveiled landmark education reform that promised to “leave no child behind.” We’d hold school systems accountable, he said, make sure kids graduate with the full range of knowledge that is so vital to prosperity and success in today’s technology-driven society. Politicians from both sides of the aisle supported the proposal and schools scrambled to implement it.
Stepford Wives’ gets campy
Horror classic from the 1970s given comedic facelift
June 11, 2004
Before the advance press screening of “The Stepford Wives” in Kansas City, members of Ron McGee’s Late Night Theatre troupe performed a number from their musical of the same name. The company of female impersonators donned sun hats and sundresses while pushing around shopping carts during a lip-synched homage to the grocery scene from the original 1975 movie.
Racing pioneer Moody dies at 86
June 11, 2004
Ralph Moody, a racing pioneer and Hall of Famer who won 93 races as a car owner on NASCAR’s top circuit, died at age 86.
IRL back at Texas with ‘soft walls’ in place
June 11, 2004
Kenny Brack’s car disintegrated as it pinwheeled through the air after crashing near the end of the IndyCar Series finale last fall.
Renault drivers optimistic despite Ferrari success
June 11, 2004
While Ferrari is overwhelming the competition in Formula One these days, the Renault team is far from discouraged.
Musgrave snares first truck pole of year
June 11, 2004
Ted Musgrave earned his first pole in what has been a disappointing season in the NASCAR Truck series, running a qualifying lap of 180.971 mph Thursday at Texas Motor Speedway.
Daily ticker
June 11, 2004
Kansans due money in Ford deal
Company settles leasing allegations
June 11, 2004
Thousands of Ford Motor Credit customers, including hundreds in Missouri and Kansas, could receive $100 each as part of a settlement related to the company’s vehicle leasing practices.
Jelly Belly credits Reagan for success
June 11, 2004
Black ribbons are affixed to the large jelly-bean mosaic portraits of Ronald Reagan at the Jelly Belly Candy Co.
State wheat forecast falls 5 percent to 351M bushels
June 11, 2004
The Kansas winter wheat crop is apparently faring even worse than the government had predicted just a month ago.
State launches effort to help animals during disasters
June 11, 2004
While most rescue efforts after a large-scale disaster focus on humans, officials from several Kansas agencies want to extend the same kind of emergency help to animals.
People
June 11, 2004
¢ Shields lauds biotechnology ¢ Jamaican-Briton wins book award ¢ Donald Duck turns 70
Renovation of former slave refuge progresses
June 11, 2004
Preservation of the historic Quindaro town ruins could be complete within a year.
Ida Berniece ‘Bernie’ Killinger
June 11, 2004
Singh posts 63, leads Buick golf
Jacobson trails by one stroke after first round; Els five back
June 11, 2004
Vijay Singh took the pressure off his shaky putting game with solid driving and pinpoint short-iron play.
Cost of maintenance causes Lawrence group home to close
June 11, 2004
Achievement Place for Girls’ governing board didn’t have much choice.
Bush put words into action
June 11, 2004
The past two weeks have brought to mind a lot of history — from the dedication of the World War II Memorial on Memorial Day weekend in Washington to the 60th anniversary of D-Day observed on the beaches at Normandy. President Bush has invoked the history and example of World War II as he wages war against terrorism, which to his mind includes establishment of a stable, elected government in Iraq.
Boyfriend charged with abandoning body in K.C.
June 11, 2004
A Kansas City man was charged Thursday with abandoning the body of his girlfriend, who was found dead Sunday inside his sport utility vehicle in the city’s River Market Area.
Beaulah L. Dean
June 11, 2004
Briefly
June 11, 2004
¢ State Department admits terrorism increased last year ¢ Bush sidesteps question on whether torture is justified ¢ CDC: Suicide rate for U.S. children drops by quarter
Detroit defense dazzles L.A.
Pistons limit Lakers to lowest point total in franchise history in 88-68 win
June 11, 2004
When the entry pass floated inside to Shaquille O’Neal, Elden Campbell knocked it away and dashed downcourt. Richard Hamilton picked up the loose ball and flung it forward.
Oh, Canada! Montreal sweeps doubleheader in Kansas City
June 11, 2004
Losing Tomo Okha to a painful broken arm made it difficult for the Montreal Expos to celebrate their first doubleheader sweep in more than a year.
Woodling: Padgett must avoid path paved by Davis
June 11, 2004
If David Padgett enrolls at the University of North Carolina, that’s fine with me. More power to him.
Sideline
June 11, 2004
¢ LHS promotes Stidham to head track coach ¢ Yao popular around world ¢ England livid about photos
Judge denies defense claim
June 11, 2004
The judge in Kobe Bryant’s sexual assault trial Thursday rejected a defense argument that Colorado’s rape-shield law is unconstitutional.
Corrections
June 11, 2004
The Lawrence Rebels 14-U team is 6-2 after defeating the Legends, 14-0. Also, Hunter Scheib and Craig Rosenstengle were misidentified in the story in Wednesday’s Game section.
On the record
June 11, 2004
Thome two homers shy of No. 400
June 11, 2004
Jim Thome will have to wait at least another day before he gets a chance to hit his 400th career home run.
Cubs break loose against Cards
June 11, 2004
The hits came one after another for the Chicago Cubs, a seemingly endless barrage that defied logic.
New U.S. role in Iraq means less combat, official says
June 11, 2004
The U.S. military will consult Iraq’s interim leaders before engaging in future offensives and is shifting its priorities from fighting guerrillas to training Iraqi troops and protecting Iraq’s fragile new government, the U.S. general who heads military operations said Thursday.
88s pick up back-to-back wins
June 11, 2004
TOPEKA - Although many of the area baseball and softball leagues were rained out Wednesday and Thursday, the University Bank 88s picked up back-to-back wins in Shawnee County Amateur Baseball Assn. league action in Topeka.
Three tied atop K.C. event
Bean, Harris, Doyle lead Bayer Advantage
June 11, 2004
Andy Bean, John Harris and Allen Doyle tied the course record with 7-under-par 65s Friday and shared the first-round lead at the Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am.
Hadl recalls meeting with Reagan
June 11, 2004
When former NFL and Kansas University star John Hadl met Ronald Reagan, the then-governor of California knew more about Hadl than Hadl knew about him.
Lawrence briefs
June 11, 2004
¢ Alleged road rage leads to arrest ¢ Geological Survey honors four at KU ¢ Public TV program to offer Medicare details ¢ Yale students to ride into Ottawa this month
Dog’s vocabulary rivals that of small child, new study shows
June 11, 2004
Everyone knows dogs can fetch and sit on command, but they have the brains to do more: A study published today indicates they can remember the words for dozens of objects, some of them for weeks.
BCS will add fifth game in 2006
June 11, 2004
The Bowl Championship Series added a game without adding a bowl but is no closer to a playoff than before.
KU grad in fair condition in wake of amputations
June 11, 2004
After a grim week, Andy Marso’s spirits are lifting.
GOP’s decision to open primary draws challenge
Sedgwick County Republicans file suit
June 11, 2004
Sedgwick County Republicans filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a court to stop the state from opening the Aug. 3 primary to unaffiliated voters.
Good point
June 11, 2004
Briefly
June 11, 2004
¢ Altercation at Perkins leads to battery arrest ¢ Police release video of Kwik Shop heist
Briefly
June 11, 2004
¢ Deliberations conclude in OKC bombing trial ¢ Court to decide whether governor must testify
Frances Elizabeth Walsh
June 11, 2004
Wilkes likely heading west
Jayhawks’ ‘other’ transfer eyeing Cal, Stanford
June 11, 2004
There’s no chance Kansas University’s “other” transfer will be playing basketball at the University of North Carolina next year.
Famous, ordinary honor Reagan
Gorbachev, Thatcher among mourners in D.C.
June 11, 2004
The capital honored Ronald Reagan on Thursday with a procession by tens of thousands past his casket, quiet prelude to a majestic funeral shaped by his own hand. Visitors from the Reagan-era ranks of power and friendship flocked to his widow’s side.
8-day journey nearing its end
June 11, 2004
Most travelers crossing the state don’t encounter much of Kansas. They get on the interstate and drive straight through. Cyclists crossing the state in the 30th annual Biking Across Kansas have chosen a different route to experience the state close-up.
Retailers lend hand to fight meth makers
KBI wants law to strictly control ephedrine sales
June 11, 2004
More Lawrence-area businesses are making it harder for consumers to get their hands on Sudafed and other over-the-counter medicines with a key ingredient used in “cooking” the street drug methamphetamine.
Music’s ‘only genius’ dies after battling liver disease
June 11, 2004
Ray Charles, who against unthinkable odds created one of the great musical legacies of the 20th century, died Thursday at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home. He was 73.
O.A.R. relishes new love, time on the road
June 11, 2004
Marc Roberge, a seasoned lead singer with little-boy charm, used to tip-toe around love songs when penning lyrics for his band, O.A.R.
NASCAR driver Martin returns to roots
June 11, 2004
Mark Martin’s love of racing and cars took him away from his Arkansas hometown.
Horoscopes
June 11, 2004
Southwest Junior High School Honor Roll
June 11, 2004
Central Junior High School Honor Roll
June 11, 2004
Candidates to go unchallenged
Filing deadline passes; county, state office seekers have jobs for the asking
June 11, 2004
Many candidates will be unopposed in elections of interest to Douglas County voters this year.
Agency puts money where mouths are
Dental clinic to receive funds from United Way
June 11, 2004
For the first time in seven years, United Way of Douglas County has added an agency to its list of beneficiaries.
NCAA super regionals
June 11, 2004
Builders’ suit claims city misuses fees
June 11, 2004
Lawrence builders filed suit Thursday against City Hall, saying building fees are being used illegally to fund “social programs.”
Wood: Variety of sports represented by Rottsies
June 11, 2004
I’m a sucker for history. That’s just me.
Waist-deep in music
Wakarusa Festival organizers cope with mounting biggest music event area has ever seen
June 11, 2004
“It’s a cool word that nobody knows what it means,” says Brett Mosiman.
Briefcase
June 11, 2004
¢ Stewart seeks new trial ¢ Arrests dampen hopes of Mitsubishi turnaround ¢ Aquila agrees to pay $37M in stock dispute
Bush says he doesn’t expect more NATO troops in Iraq
June 11, 2004
President Bush conceded Thursday that it was unrealistic to expect NATO countries to send more troops to Iraq, but made a parting plea to world powers to do more to guide the Iraqi people to a stable democracy.
Songwriters hall honors Hall & Oates, McLean
June 11, 2004
The creators of “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” “She’s Gone,” “Let’s Stay Together” and “American Pie” are all getting their due.
Lawrence-area observances
June 11, 2004
Briefly
June 11, 2004
¢ Saudi student cleared of terrorism charges ¢ Study: Exercise crucial for strong bones in girls ¢ Scientists urge more access to mammograms ¢ Australian to be tried on terrorism charges
Zambrano baffles Giants
Rays’ hurler flirts with no-hitter, settles for victory
June 11, 2004
Tantalizingly good at times, agonizingly bad at others. That’s the book on Victor Zambrano, who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Barry Bonds-less San Francisco Giants.
Mom wins by a length
June 11, 2004
Lions look to future
LHS lays foundation for success in 2004-05
June 11, 2004
Once again, Lawrence High proved to be a force in high school athletics.
Vegas welcomes TV influx
June 11, 2004
When MTV came to Las Vegas three years ago, some of the Strip’s biggest hotel-casinos refused to host “The Real World.”
Biography’ spotlights Liza, from A to Z
June 11, 2004
Unlike the vast majority of celebrity profiles that simply reiterate the obvious and belabor the hideous, tonight’s two-hour “Biography” (7 p.m., A&E) taught me many things I did not know and reminded me of other things I had forgotten about Liza Minnelli. This troubled and talented singer, dancer and actress has spent the better part of five decades trying to get out from under the shadow of her doomed mother.
Outdoor event showcases wide assortment of acts
June 11, 2004
Papa Mali or Mother Kali …