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Lightning forces cancellation of two DCABA games
June 16, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 8:55 p.m.) Tonight’s two late Douglas County Amateur Baseball Assn. games at 4-H Field have been canceled because of lightning and a storm moving into Lawrence.
Lawrence woman named to Kansas Inc. board
June 16, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 11:16 a.m.) TOPEKA - A Lawrence businesswoman has been named to the Kansas Inc. board of directors by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Protection One relocating headquarters to Lawrence
June 16, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 10:41 a.m.) The I-70 Business Center is getting a new tenant. Security service provider ‘Protection One’ is relocating its Topeka office to the North Lawrence location later this year.
Isolated storms expected tonight
June 16, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 4:55 p.m.) A few storms may pop up in the Lawrence area tonight, but most of the heavier rainfall will bypass the city, says Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist.
Camp crammed
Bowl helps Jayhawks attract prep players
June 16, 2004
Kansas University’s football staff will wrap up its summer camps today with the final session of the Jayhawk All-Positions Camp. Not surprisingly, KU’s first bowl trip since 1995 has coincided with an increase in campers.
Wilkes headed to Cal
June 16, 2004
Former Kansas University basketball player Omar Wilkes has decided to transfer to the University of California-Berkeley.
Jayhawks to be on TV
June 16, 2004
Two months ago, Kansas University captured the IBC men’s bowling title. Now the Jayhawks’ national championship win can be seen on television.
Olympic risk
It’s not surprising so many are so worried about terror at the Athens games.
June 16, 2004
There’s little wonder that a number of Olympic-level athletes and their families have expressed concern about taking part in the summer games Aug. 13-19 in Athens, Greece.
Emotion doesn’t ensure compassion
June 16, 2004
A colleague forwarded me a photo that is making the rounds on the Internet. It was taken at a campaign rally in Ohio some weeks ago, and it shows President Bush embracing a 17-year-old girl named Ashley Faulkner, whose mother had been killed in the 9/11 World Trade Center attack.
Court ducks ‘under God’ issue
June 16, 2004
The U.S. Supreme Court failed the nation when it ducked the issue of whether the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance violate the Constitution in public schools. Some may applaud the court’s cleverness in avoiding a highly controversial political issue. But in doing so, the court made bad law concerning the rights of noncustodial parents to sue on behalf of their children and, even worse, abdicated its fundamental role in the U.S. system of government.
Cruel notice
June 16, 2004
Ironic message
June 16, 2004
Domestic woes
June 16, 2004
County’s wheat crop rating above-average
Farmers await dry conditions to resume cutting
June 16, 2004
The first loads of wheat began arriving Tuesday at Douglas County elevators and, as expected, quality was above average.
Boeing union makes offer
June 16, 2004
The second-largest union at Boeing Co.’s Wichita plant made a contract offer Tuesday, and both the union and the company planned to continue talks next week.
Consumer prices rise at fastest rate since 2001
Greenspan says inflation not a ‘serious concern’
June 16, 2004
Consumer prices advanced in May at the fastest pace in more than three years, as rapidly increasing food and fuel costs forced Americans to dig deeper into their pockets.
Commodities
June 16, 2004
Kerry touts economic plan
Senator offers passionate speech about campaign
June 16, 2004
Democrat John Kerry said Tuesday there was no compassionate conservatism in the Bush administration’s economic policies, which prompted the president to respond that the economy was strong and growing. “I guess if you want to find something to be pessimistic about, you can find it,” President Bush said.
Herbs spice up quick dinner of chicken, salad
June 16, 2004
Cooking with fresh herbs is one of the latest and most tasty food trends.
Torrential rain causes flooding in state
Precipitation of up to 9 inches reported
June 16, 2004
A storm system that brought high winds and heavy rain to parts of northern Kansas overnight caused flash flooding that forced the closing of some roads.
Woodling: Local golf course diamond in rough
June 16, 2004
Still the best golf course in Lawrence by a dam site, Eagle Bend appears to have lost none of its backwoods charm even as its novelty gradually has worn off.
Park rest rooms
June 16, 2004
Tours to visit historic sites
June 16, 2004
Reservations are being accepted for tours connected with next week’s Bleeding Kansas Chautauqua in Lawrence.
Short and sweet
June 16, 2004
¢ Heinz squeezes ketchup into low-carb market ¢ Burger marks milestone
Elma Elston Supancic
June 16, 2004
Bateson services
June 16, 2004
Services for Krystal Lynne Bateson, 13, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Baldwin. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Lawrence.
Horne services
June 16, 2004
Graveside services for Joshua Alan Horne, 20, Branson, Mo., will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Highland Cemetery in Ottawa.
Blanche Winslow Perkins
June 16, 2004
Haymond services
June 16, 2004
M. JoAnn Jamison
June 16, 2004
Task force mulls ID’s for homeless
June 16, 2004
An identification card system is being considered for the city’s homeless.
State to support federal abortion ban
June 16, 2004
Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline said Tuesday he would file, on behalf of the state, legal briefs supporting the federal ban on so-called partial-birth abortions.
Parents join school funding fray
June 16, 2004
Fed up with inaction in the state Legislature, a group representing 200 school parents in Douglas, Johnson and Shawnee counties has taken its demands for more school money to the Kansas Supreme Court.
Agassi pulls out of Wimbledon
Henin-Hardenne, Clijsters also will be absent
June 16, 2004
Whether it’s his ailing hip or his ailing game, Andre Agassi decided he wasn’t ready for Wimbledon. Who knows whether he’ll bid an on-court farewell to the All England Club?
Barnstormers edge Raiders
June 16, 2004
Lawrence’s Raiders committed three errors in a 4-3 American Legion baseball loss to the Kansas City Barnstormers on Tuesday.
ChiSox rally past Marlins
Lee extends his hitting streak to 28 games
June 16, 2004
Carlos Lee needed extra innings to extend his hitting streak to 28 games.
Self excited for Brown
June 16, 2004
Nobody was happier to see Larry Brown wrap up his first NBA championship Wednesday night than Brown’s former graduate assistant at Kansas University, current KU coach Bill Self.
U.N. warns world’s land turning to desert at alarming speed
June 16, 2004
The world is turning to dust, with lands the size of Rhode Island becoming desert wasteland every year and the problem threatening to send millions of people fleeing to greener countries, the United Nations says.
House leader subject of ethics complaint
Westar donation cited in accusation
June 16, 2004
A Texas Democrat who saw his political career halted by the maneuverings of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and other Republicans filed multiple complaints with the House ethics committee Tuesday, accusing DeLay of “serious criminal acts.”
Militants show tape of American hostage
Abductors threaten N.J. resident’s life unless al-Qaida prisoners released
June 16, 2004
An Islamic Web site showed videotape Tuesday of a blindfolded American hostage in Saudi Arabia, and said abductors threatened to kill him unless Saudi authorities free al-Qaida prisoners within three days.
Misspending in Iraq tops $1 billion
Comptroller general calls Pentagon accounting abysmal
June 16, 2004
At least $1 billion in taxpayers’ money has been wasted in inefficient spending in Iraq, the federal government’s top fiscal watchdog said Tuesday.
On the record
June 16, 2004
Correction
June 16, 2004
Theresa Bateson is the mother of Krystal Bateson, 13, who died Sunday in Winfield. Theresa Bateson was incorrectly identified in a brief item in Tuesday’s Lawrence & State section. Also, though the Batesons’ mailing address is Eudora, they call Baldwin their home.
Four-vehicle pileup Tuesday tears up part of turnpike
One driver suffers minor injuries in wreck
June 16, 2004
A motorist trying to avoid hitting a deer instead struck a guardrail early Tuesday morning on the Kansas Turnpike west of Lawrence, causing a four-vehicle pileup that took out 15 sections of concrete median barriers and guardrails, turnpike officials said.
Fox unleashes three new comedies
June 16, 2004
More than 30 years after its cancellation, “The Beverly Hillbillies” lives on. Two out of three Fox comedies debuting tonight are blatant imitations of the comic story about a man named Jed. It’s almost impossible to conceive of the popularity of this comedy about a poor mountaineer trying to keep his family fed.
Two Rebels teams face stiff competition in weekend tournament
June 16, 2004
The 12-U and 11-U Kansas Rebels teams saw both the rewarding and challenging sides of being the underdogs last weekend. The two AAA division teams each had a double dose of stiff competition Friday against teams from the toughest division in USSSA baseball at the Rawlings AAA/Major Tournament at Mid-America Sports Complex in Shawnee.
Players learn fundamentals, etiquette at Free State High camp
June 16, 2004
Despite last week’s wet weather, baseball players took the field at Free State High School to work on their hitting and defensive skills, and get in a little extra practice time during their little-league seasons. The baseball camp, which has been around for about a decade, is an opportunity for players to improve their fundamentals. For those players who plan to advance to the high school level, the camp is a chance to meet their future coaches and take their game to a higher level.
Rain doesn’t stop 88s from earning two out-of-town victories
June 16, 2004
Although many area baseball and softball leagues were rained out June 9 and June 10, the University National Bank 88s picked up back-to-back victories those days in Shawnee County Amateur Baseball Assn. action in Topeka. The 88s defeated the Topeka Rockets, 10-5, in Wednesday’s 9:15 p.m. game, and that late-starting contest seemed to have an effect on the Rebels’ play Thursday during the early innings against the Topeka Young Guns.
Steady rain forces game postponements
June 16, 2004
There’s one aspect of the game that Lawrence baseball and softball players and league officials can’t control — the weather. The Parks and Recreation department canceled all games for its baseball and softball leagues Wednesday and Thursday because of rainy weather. The Douglas County Amateur Baseball Assn. (DCABA) did the same, as well as the Houk/Ice and Heinrich leagues.
Web site delves into what’s spoken here
June 16, 2004
Apparently there is not a single soul in Lawrence who speaks Hungarian, Hmong or even Yiddish. But look hard enough and you can find people here who speak Navajo, French Creole or Tagalog and just about every other major world language tracked by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Lawrence briefs
June 16, 2004
¢ In-line skater injured after being hit by car ¢ Defendant in beating to face July 13 hearing ¢ Lawrence City Band sends in the clowns ¢ ‘River City Weekly’ revisits church’s past
Haymond services
June 16, 2004
Briefly
June 16, 2004
¢ Bush: U.S. will wait to hand over Saddam ¢ Al-Qaida ally claims responsibility for attack ¢ U.S. fighting possible prison-abuse debate ¢ Oil pipeline attacks slow country’s output
Briefly
June 16, 2004
¢ WWW inventor finally profits from invention ¢ Muslim girl loses challenge to school ban ¢ Kremlin signals choice for Chechen presidency ¢ China announces date for talks with N. Korea ¢ Dubliners celebrating Joyce’s Bloomsday
Pistons secure NBA title
Detroit embarrasses L.A. in clincher, 100-87; Billups named finals MVP
June 16, 2004
Motown is Titletown. The descendants of the Bad Boys made sure of it with a stunning shocker that really was no contest at all.
Giles’ goal? Bulk up
Simien throwing around undersized freshman
June 16, 2004
On campus since Monday, Kansas University incoming freshman C.J. Giles already has played several pick-up games against national player-of-the year candidate Wayne Simien.
Partying turns fatal at Bonnaroo
Two die at popular music festival
June 16, 2004
The third annual Bonnaroo festival last weekend notched its best numbers yet for gross and attendance, but two fatalities cast a pall on the event.
City cites high cost of building safe rooms
Advisers to study storm shelter proposal
June 16, 2004
Lawrence city commissioners said Tuesday they didn’t want to make single-family housing more expensive by requiring storm shelters in new construction.
How to preserve cherries, make jam
June 16, 2004
It’s cherry-pickin time. When you go out to pick the cherries, select cherries with a deep uniform color and ideal maturity. Don’t delay preserving them.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ to stir up seafood feast
June 16, 2004
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Seafood Feast With Randy Butler.”
Rufina Quiroz Votaw
June 16, 2004
Briefcase
June 16, 2004
¢ Survey finds optimism among area employers ¢ ‘Large-scale’ attack disrupts Internet sites ¢ No-spam list rejected
Abandon public schools
June 16, 2004
People of both political parties and many persuasions have been talking for decades about education reform. President Bush signed a huge new spending bill that is supposed to link funding to certain reforms so that no child will be left behind.
Wild pitch dooms Royals
June 16, 2004
Chipper Jones was back at third base and kept a rally going in a come-from-behind victory. For the Atlanta Braves, it seemed just like old times.
College grants expanded for teens in foster care
June 16, 2004
Starting next month, more teenagers now in the state’s foster care system will get a tuition-free shot at going to a state university or vocational school.
Briefly
June 16, 2004
¢ Report: Immigrants fill 3 of every 10 new jobs ¢ Batter-coated fries ruled fresh vegetable ¢ Survey finds rates of obesity not shrinking
Photo: Setting up to stage a major music festival
June 16, 2004
Soldier accuses military of abuse
No disability paid to veteran beaten in training exercise
June 16, 2004
Shortly after the 9-11 terrorist attacks, Sean Baker re-enlisted in the Kentucky National Guard. He considered himself a patriot, he says, and felt a strong call to serve his country.
Ripe and ready
June 16, 2004
Life’s simple pleasures include a slice of Eva Quinn’s fresh cherry pie. She uses four cups of tart cherries that are picked from a miniature Montmorency cherry tree in her yard. The Montmorency cherries — perfect for pie baking — are smaller than the cherries you’re likely to see in the grocery store, and they’re ruby red and tart.
Vegetable tops signal when to dig
June 16, 2004
At this point in the summer, we should have a pretty good idea of what kind of a harvest we’re going to get from many of the plants in our vegetable garden. Take tomatoes, for instance. If the vegetation is green and lush and the plants are covered with blossoms and green fruit, we have cause for optimism.
Review of Fire Marshal’s Office finds deficiencies
June 16, 2004
The Kansas Fire Marshal’s Office caught heat Tuesday from legislative auditors who reported the agency had failed to conduct required inspections of hundreds of schools and health care facilities.
Woods hopes to regain golden touch
Tiger admits he’s tired of hearing same questions about his game at every tournament he plays
June 16, 2004
Tiger Woods came to the U.S. Open fully ready to deal with the swirling winds, waist-high grass and quirky bounces at Shinnecock Hills.
Clarification
June 16, 2004
The schools on Kansas University’s 2004 football schedule that won eight or more games last season are Tulsa (8-5), Toledo (8-4), Missouri (8-5), Texas Tech (8-5), Nebraska (10-3), Texas (10-3), Kansas State (11-4) and Oklahoma (12-2). MU was omitted from Chuck Woodling’s Tuesday column.
New law targeting addicts little used
Only two convicts in county receiving drug treatment
June 16, 2004
A new law designed to keep drug users out of prison by giving them probation and addiction treatment has been a nonstarter in Douglas County, as well as other parts of the state.
Briefly
June 16, 2004
¢ Zoo officials explain gorilla’s escape ¢ Senate votes to extend hate-crime protections ¢ Campaign warns against sex with minors
Daily ticker
June 16, 2004
Textbook store to begin Lawrence chapter
Retailer relocating from Wichita
June 16, 2004
Kansas University’s School of Law is attracting more than potential attorneys to the city.
Velma G. Burnam
June 16, 2004
Larry Dean Kelley
June 16, 2004
Three-run ninth lifts Cubs past Astros
June 16, 2004
Ramon Martinez had been waiting for an opportunity just like this: the game tied, bases loaded and the opposing crowd on its feet.
Memorial of Honor’s centerpiece put in place
From the Ashes’ now at home
June 16, 2004
The centerpiece of the new Douglas County Memorial of Honor was lowered onto its pedestal Tuesday to the cheers of three dozen people gathered for the event.
Bateman, Lancers top Bears, 10-3
June 16, 2004
Lancers starting pitcher Joey Bateman delivered a strong performance in his team’s 10-3 victory over the Bears on Friday at 4-H Cowser Field. Bateman went 4 1/3 innings before reaching the 55-pitch limit, impressing at least one spectator with his control and workman-like effort.
Lawrence fields can’t keep up with players
June 16, 2004
Lawrence baseball players in the South Park League in 1974 played on the two city fields, Broken Arrow and Holcom. Thirty years later, not much has changed.
Lawrence Phenix softball players learn, bond while traveling
June 16, 2004
Teams in the Lawrence Phenix organization have played in weekend softball tournaments throughout the Midwest this summer with a decisive goal in mind — qualifying for national tournaments. This weekend, many of the Phenix teams will get a rare chance to play at home, this time in the AFA national qualifying tournament at Clinton Lake Sports Complex.
Area briefs
June 16, 2004
¢ Perry-Lecompton board OKs architect contract ¢ Lawrence resident to be tried in rape case ¢ Law-enforcement officials attend bill signing
People
June 16, 2004
¢ Glen Campbell gets 10 days in jail ¢ Blame it on Paris ¢ But can she sing? ¢ Prince Harry maps out future
New sales tax system goes over budget
Audit finds state paid four times estimated cost, violated procedure to award contract
June 16, 2004
The 2003 passage of a new sales tax system continues to haunt state officials. An audit released Tuesday revealed the state paid about four times the sum earlier estimated was needed to get computers up to snuff to handle the new system, and that numerous rules in the process of awarding the $1 million contract were violated.
Softball players mourn teammate’s unexpected death
June 16, 2004
The loss was unlike any most softball teams ever experience. The Lawrence Phenix Under-14 girls softball team is mourning the death this past weekend of teammate Krystal Bateson, who died unexpectedly Sunday while the team was in Winfield.
88s coaches teach players by example
June 16, 2004
The players on the University National Bank 88s learn the concept of a team not just from what their coaches teach them at practice or during games, but how their coaches share their responsibilities. John Parker takes the reins as head coach during the intense summer season, but during the fall, Wilson Kilmer leads the team in a fall baseball league at Sport 2 Sport. All four of the 88s’ coaches have sons on the team, but like any parents who coach baseball or softball, they prove that they are more than just dads.
Leagues not just fun for players
Parents, family members enjoy summer nights at the diamonds
June 16, 2004
Gary Denning was rooting for two people from the stands at the Youth Sports Inc. fields June 8. His 8-year-old grandson Andrew was in the game, and Denning’s son, Darin, coached from the dugout.
Briefly
June 16, 2004
¢ Vatican: Inquisition not as widespread as thought ¢ Southern Baptists quit worldwide federation ¢ Blair takes on fight to secure EU constitution ¢ Oil company official slain
Cherry recipes
June 16, 2004
These recipes are from the Cherry Marketing Institute.
Horoscopes
June 16, 2004