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Lawrence in tornado watch
June 12, 2004
(Updated Saturday at 6:49 p.m.) Get set for some heavy weather tonight.
Firebirds struck gold at state
Swimmers won school’s first 6A crown
June 12, 2004
It was, to say the least, an exciting year for Free State High athletics.
Laura ‘Rat’ Jane Williams
June 12, 2004
Club news
June 12, 2004
Meryl Streep receives life achievement award
June 12, 2004
Inhuman. Shape-shifter. Spirit channeler. Too perfect.
Six Feet Under’ returns for fourth darkly funny season
June 12, 2004
The deliciously dark and irrepressibly funny funeral-home soap opera “Six Feet Under” (8 p.m. Sunday, HBO) returns for a fourth season. Unlike “The Sopranos,” which frequently ignores minor and major characters for weeks at a time, “Six” keeps all of the players in the mix.
Faith forum
June 12, 2004
What is mysticism?
Religion briefs
June 12, 2004
Around and about
June 12, 2004
United CEO expects to exit bankruptcy
Executive says company will finish reorganization with or without $1.6B loan
June 12, 2004
United Airlines expects to emerge from bankruptcy by year’s end even if its pending application for a $1.6 billion federal loan guarantee is rejected, CEO Glenn Tilton said Friday.
Elizabeth A. Bradt
June 12, 2004
Lawrence briefs
June 12, 2004
¢ Suspect jailed in home intrusion ¢ Program to discuss Reagan Revolution ¢ KU museum scientist honored by peer group ¢ Construction project to close Engel Road
Cycling stage on tap
June 12, 2004
Baldwin will be bombarded by bicycling enthusiasts this weekend when the town plays host to the Baldwin City Stage Race.
Lakers have problems on, off court
June 12, 2004
As if the Los Angeles Lakers don’t have enough to worry about with the Detroit Pistons, they also are dealing with injuries and outside distractions.
Jayhawks on All-Star team
June 12, 2004
Two Kansas University’s softball players and one of the Jayhawks’ coaches are on the roster of the Kansas All-Star team that will meet the U.S. Olympic Team on June 20 in Topeka.
Griffey waiting for milestone
June 12, 2004
Only a few inches separated Ken Griffey Jr. from making history.
Around and about
June 12, 2004
Wood: Free State boys swimming and diving team earned distinction
June 12, 2004
I can’t believe Mike Miller.
Nancy showed the way as nation paid tribute
June 12, 2004
There is a human urge to reach toward the flag-draped casket, but no clear protocol about how to do it. Nancy Reagan’s gentle touch eased the awkwardness, and Americans in T-shirts and dress uniforms drew close to salute and pray and mourn on a scale the nation is unlikely to repeat soon.
Audio-Reader Network gets intenational awards
June 12, 2004
Architect finds niche designing sacred space
June 12, 2004
Steve Ritz has a challenging job.
Society calendar
June 12, 2004
Cardinal protests removal of cross
June 12, 2004
Roman Catholic Cardinal Roger Mahony has asked county supervisors to reconsider their decision to remove a tiny cross from the county seal. He said the image reflected the importance of Catholic missions in the county’s early history.
Briefcase
June 12, 2004
¢ Pharmaceutical firm taps KU graduate as president ¢ Aquila hires new leader for Lawrence office ¢ Serologicals Corp. lands top K-10 Assn. award ¢ N.Y. investigation targets insurance companies
Horoscopes
June 12, 2004
Ulysses’ Bloomsday events among weekend fun
June 12, 2004
DNA links prisoner to other crimes
Inmate scheduled for parole now faces two new charges
June 12, 2004
Prosecutors using DNA evidence have charged a man already imprisoned for murder with two other killings.
Bush, in international spotlight, meets challenges head-on
June 12, 2004
What a two-week period this has been for President George Bush! Likewise, what a challenge it has been for him.
FBI urges SUV protection during rally
Protesters promise peaceful event today
June 12, 2004
Auto dealers will be guarding sport utility vehicles today as protesters rally in support of an Oregon man serving a 22-year prison sentence for arson.
Reagan finally at ‘home now’ in California
June 12, 2004
In a final hail to the chief Friday, the nation bade a lingering goodbye to Ronald Reagan at a service in Washington under somber skies and at a hilltop burial ceremony beneath a setting sun in his beloved California.
On the record
June 12, 2004
Two arrested in Afghan attack on Chinese civilians
June 12, 2004
Authorities arrested two suspects and were seeking three others Friday in the killing of 11 Chinese road workers in northern Afghanistan, the deadliest attack on foreign civilians since the fall of the Taliban.
40th president laid to rest
Kansans say last farewells
June 12, 2004
As an Army lieutenant on the front lines of the Cold War, Ray Finch knew things were changing when Ronald Reagan became president in 1981.
Engagements
June 12, 2004
Weddings
June 12, 2004
Exhibit celebrates Holocaust diarist
June 12, 2004
The grainy black-and-white photos offer an intimate look at a prewar middle-class European family. The girls celebrate birthdays, play in sandboxes and on the beach, hug a teddy bear. The images reveal no hint of impending catastrophe.
Royals prevail, 7-5, despite Mets’ barrage of doubles
June 12, 2004
Darrell May figured he was lucky to avoid becoming the majors’ first nine-game loser.
Free State High graduate selected for Leadership Fellows program
June 12, 2004
Members of Lawrence’s First Christian Church always knew Mandy Ogunnowo was a star.
People
June 12, 2004
¢ Italian author wins Spanish prize ¢ Hilton coming to ‘Late Show’ ¢ Costner revels in baseball glory
Briefly
June 12, 2004
¢ Gunfire as government foils coup attempt in capital ¢ Serbs admit for first time troops massacred Muslims ¢ Study: Alcohol abuse up but alcoholism down in U.S. ¢ Dozens killed in three days of clashes with foreign militants
Briefly
June 12, 2004
¢ Czechs cast first votes for European Parliament ¢ ‘Prince’ of high fashion von Furstenberg dies ¢ U.N. unanimously OKs Sudan peacekeeping ¢ Assailants slash guard, seize guns from school
Wichita considers ‘tourist train’
Old railroad line would connect colleges, shopping
June 12, 2004
A nonprofit land trust is proposing a tourist train that would run from a popular Wichita entertainment district to Andover.
When the oil runs out …
June 12, 2004
If you’re wondering about the direction of gasoline prices over the long term, forget for a moment about OPEC quotas and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and consider instead the matter of Hubbert’s Peak.
U.S. Open getting change of scenery
Shinnecock Hills far different from Bethpage Black
June 12, 2004
The scenery was so much different when the U.S. Open last came to Long Island.
Instructor takes swipe at Woods
June 12, 2004
After biting his tongue for almost two years since Tiger Woods canned him, swing coach Butch Harmon finally took a public verbal swipe at his old boss last week.
Wakarusa Valley Ward created
June 12, 2004
The Lawrence 1st and 2nd Wards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were divided last week to form the Wakarusa Valley Ward.
Scouting news
June 12, 2004
Dealership plans to expand along South Iowa corridor
Planning commission to hear Auto Exchange proposal
June 12, 2004
A high-traffic corner on South Iowa Street is attracting another car dealer to the area.
H&R Block to open 500 offices by tax time
K.C. tax preparer’s plans draw skepticism
June 12, 2004
People aren’t willing to drive far or wait long to get their taxes done.
Sprint, BellSouth settling Caller ID dispute
June 12, 2004
Sprint Corp. said Friday that it has reached a “verbal” agreement with rival BellSouth Corp. that allows both companies to again display customer names on each others’ Caller ID services.
Community service project has movies on the move to Iraq
Wichita teenager’s idea expanded from neighborhood to Middle East
June 12, 2004
Michael Kindred Jr. didn’t set out to collect movies to send to the troops who are serving overseas. The Wichita teenager’s service project began closer to home, collecting used videotapes and DVDs for nonprofit agencies.
Bush will discuss Medicare in K.C. area
June 12, 2004
President Bush will visit suburban Liberty on Monday to talk about Medicare drug discount cards, the White House said.
What a country
June 12, 2004
The opponents of a city smoking ban are putting their democratic rights into action.
Media tributes to Reagan lacking balance
June 12, 2004
The Reagan Revolution began in 1980 in Philadelphia, Miss.
End of an era
June 12, 2004
Two standards?
June 12, 2004
Cheap shot
June 12, 2004
Watch your kids
June 12, 2004
Cedeno, Reed fined, suspended
June 12, 2004
St. Louis outfielder Roger Cedeno was suspended for four games, and Colorado reliever Steve Reed was suspended for three games Friday for their animated run-ins with umpires.
Schools getting summer facelifts
District spending $2.5 million for renovations, repairs
June 12, 2004
Lawrence public schools are busier than usual this summer.
BAK cyclists converge on Lawrence
Cross-state trek ends today in Leavenworth
June 12, 2004
Coming into the eastern stretches of the route Friday, about 800 riders in the Biking Across Kansas tour encountered more traffic than they’d become accustomed to earlier this week.
Nichols escapes death again as jury deadlocks
June 12, 2004
Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols was again spared the death penalty Friday when jurors who convicted him of 161 murder counts deadlocked over his sentence, denying state prosecutors the execution that was the main reason for bringing the case.
Dean services
June 12, 2004
Raiders split at tournament
June 12, 2004
Despite being short-handed, Lawrence’s Raiders split a pair of American Legion baseball games Friday during the first day of a tournament.
Collison ‘anxious’ to play for Sonics
June 12, 2004
With more than two weeks until the NBA Draft, the Seattle SuperSonics already know who their top rookie will be next season.
Hann qualifies 26th in triple jump at NCAAs
June 12, 2004
Kansas University’s Brooklyn Hann was 26th in the triple jump qualifying Friday at the NCAA Outdoor track and field championships.
KU student-athletes set standard for GPA
June 12, 2004
Kansas University student-athletes recorded their best academic performance in department history during the spring 2004 semester, athletics director Lew Perkins announced Friday.
Fire grows but no evacuations
June 12, 2004
A 7,200-acre wildfire near the New Mexico line continued grow Friday but kept its distance from homes in this tiny mountain community.
Myers, German prosecutor to testify for 9-11 panel
June 12, 2004
The chairman of the military Joint Chiefs of Staff and the prosecutor handling charges against suspected Sept. 11 terrorists in Germany will testify next week in the final hearing of the commission investigating the attacks.
Washington will enter basketball shrine
Ex-KU coach to be inducted into women’s hall tonight
June 12, 2004
Former Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington tonight will become one of the six newest members of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. The inductees arrived Friday and will attend a ceremony tonight.
Shock rock Mystics
June 12, 2004
Deanna Nolan scored 10 of her 19 points in the final four minutes to lead the Detroit Shock to a 74-60 victory over the Washington Mystics on Friday night.
Are Lakers in denial?
L.A. seems nonplused about trailing Detroit 2-1
June 12, 2004
The Los Angeles Lakers handed out compliments to the Detroit Pistons on Friday about as well as they’ve gotten the ball to Shaquille O’Neal — grudgingly, or not at all.
Baird ready to deal Beltran, build for 2005
June 12, 2004
Every time the Royals lose, Carlos Beltran becomes a tiny bit more available to people who covet Kansas City’s stylish five-tool outfielder.
MLB briefs
June 12, 2004
¢ Brown day to day with strained back ¢ Injured Indians catcher to miss weekend series ¢ Cards recall Simontacchi, send Haren to the minors
Al-Qaida No. 2 tape accuses U.S. of trying to replace Arab leaders
June 12, 2004
A purported audiotape from al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri, broadcast Friday on an Arab satellite station, accused the United States of trying to replace Arab governments through its plan for regional reforms.
Driver with Alzheimer’s jailed after he kept driving
June 12, 2004
An Alzheimer’s-stricken man who repeatedly violated a judge’s instructions to stop driving was jailed for eight days before he was ordered transferred Friday to a secure nursing home.
Cleric will cooperate with interim leaders
June 12, 2004
A radical cleric whose uprising two months ago has left hundreds dead and threatened to enflame the Shiite heartland said Friday he would cooperate with the new government if it works to end the U.S. military presence.
McCain rejects talk of joining Kerry ticket
June 12, 2004
Republican Sen. John McCain has personally rejected John Kerry’s overtures to join the Democratic presidential ticket and forge a bipartisan alliance against President Bush, officials familiar with the conversations said Friday.
Brewers bash Redding for third time
June 12, 2004
Doug Davis knew exactly how Milwaukee beat Houston, and the reason was pretty simple.
Anniversaries
June 12, 2004
People and places
June 12, 2004
Cassini spacecraft bears down on Saturn after seven-year trip
June 12, 2004
Out so far in space that the sun is a tiny dot, the most sophisticated science spacecraft ever is nearing Saturn to begin a lengthy study of the ringed planet and its 31 known moons.
Cyclists near journey’s end
June 12, 2004
Soldiers objected to prison abuse
At least five people’s complaints went nowhere
June 12, 2004
At least five soldiers objected last fall to abuses they saw at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. One demanded to be reassigned, saying the behavior he witnessed there “made me sick to my stomach.”
Kahne claims pole for Pocono 500
June 12, 2004
There were no crashes or bad luck for Kasey Kahne at Pocono Raceway. Kahne put aside the disappointment of a wreck at Dover that cost him his first career victory and rebounded Friday to set a track record and claim the pole for the Pocono 500.
Townsend happy to be at KU
June 12, 2004
Kurtis Townsend has heard from dozens of well-wishers since being named assistant men’s basketball coach at Kansas University on Monday.
FCE and 4-H news
June 12, 2004
Briefly
June 12, 2004
¢ Incumbent challenged for education board seat ¢ 3 solicitors arrested for not having license ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals