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Most Friday games cancelled
June 18, 2004
(Web Posted Friday at 4:50 p.m.) All Lawrence Parks and Recreation games scheduled for Friday night have been cancelled. Douglas County Amateur Baseball Association league games scheduled to be played at the Douglas County fairground’s 4-H Middle field will be played, but all other DCABA games scheduled for tonight are cancelled.
Overnight storm knocks out power in city, disrupts music fest campers
June 18, 2004
(Updated Friday at 2:09 p.m.) Thunder, lightning, high winds and heavy rains rolled through Lawrence early this morning, knocking out power in 3,500 homes and wreaking havoc to campers gathered at Clinton Lake for a music festival. But the rest of the day should be dry, cool and cloudy, said Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist,
Monk’ in a New York state of mind
June 18, 2004
“Monk” (9 p.m., USA) enters its third season with a field trip. The defective detective and his squad venture to Manhattan to interview a suspect who may have clues to Monk’s wife’s murder. Barely in town for five minutes, they stumble upon the murder of a Latvian diplomat and his entourage.
Clinton gives preview of book
June 18, 2004
Former President Clinton tells CBS’ “60 Minutes” that he never considered resigning and is proud he fought efforts to impeach him amid the scandal over his affair with Monica Lewinsky.
Conservatives mobilize to counter 9-11 film
June 18, 2004
While the White House and the Republican National Committee have taken an official “no comment” approach to Michael Moore and his new anti-Bush documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11,” some conservatives have mobilized a letter-writing campaign and crafted ads that slam the film and its maker.
Weak dollar
June 18, 2004
Search focus
June 18, 2004
Reagan friends
June 18, 2004
Stepford doesn’t fit anymore
June 18, 2004
Does anyone remember that the original version of “The Stepford Wives” was a horror movie? Women weren’t bribed or brainwashed or seduced into becoming the perfect domestic and sex goddesses of suburbia. They were murdered by their husbands and replaced by robots.
Irish protests unfair to Bush
June 18, 2004
When President Bush visits Ireland June 25-26, he will be confronted by a gaggle of leftist loonies coalescing under the banner, “When Bush Comes to Shove.” They’re against the war in Iraq, you see.
Woods’ game missing something
Tiger fires 2-over-par 72 in opening round
June 18, 2004
Tiger Woods was tailed around Shinnecock Hills Golf Club by one of the largest throngs on the grounds.
Duval shoots 83 in return
June 18, 2004
Nobody this side of Arnold Palmer ever smiled so much shooting an 83.
For colleges, Omaha the place to be
June 18, 2004
Indianapolis has the 500. Pasadena has the Rose Bowl. And Louisville has the Kentucky Derby. But Omaha has the College World Series.
Pedal to the metal
Musical prodigy Robert Randolph brings a family groove to the Wakarusa Festival
June 18, 2004
For Robert Randolph, music has been a lifelong family affair.
Talent hijacked in ‘The Terminal’
June 18, 2004
The word “terminal” has always proved a little distressing when visiting an airport.
Credit reports frequently erroneous
Consumer group finds mistakes can be costly
June 18, 2004
One in four credit reports has errors serious enough to disqualify consumers from buying a home, opening a bank account or getting a job, a consumer group says.
Leading economic indicators signal continued expansion
June 18, 2004
A closely watched gauge of future economic activity rose a stronger-than-expected 0.5 percent in May, suggesting that the U.S. economy will continue sturdy expansion through the summer.
Briefcase
June 18, 2004
¢ EU likely to approve music companies’ merger ¢ Janus sells DST shares ¢ Westar refinances debt ¢ Chamber taps leader
Panthers give Delhomme extension
Carolina quarterback agrees to five-year, $38 million contract
June 18, 2004
Jake Delhomme was rewarded Thursday for helping guide Carolina to the Super Bowl, getting a five-year contract extension worth $38 million.
Attention Brown: Don’t step down
Pistons’ coach should use Vermeil, Parcells, Daly as examples to answer retirement question
June 18, 2004
Larry Brown now stands on the top rung of basketball coaching as the only man to win both the NCAA and NBA championships. He already has gold medals as an Olympic player and assistant.
BOE candidates miss filing deadline
June 18, 2004
The teaching of evolution has a better chance of surviving Kansas politics because conservative Republicans missed last week’s deadline by seconds.
GOP lawsuits will be consolidated
Lawsuits against secretary of state, Kansas Republican Party chairman challenge opening of primary
June 18, 2004
Two lawsuits aimed at keeping unaffiliated voters from participating in the Aug. 3 Republican primary will be consolidated, attorneys said Thursday.
Ex-NRA fund-raiser to be tried for theft
June 18, 2004
An Emporia man will stand trial on a charge of stealing almost $101,000 in donations intended for the National Rifle Assn., a judge ruled Thursday.
Praying protesters arrested while blocking Wichita abortion clinic entrance
June 18, 2004
Police arrested 12 abortion protesters Wednesday at a women’s clinic that performs late-term abortions.
Drowning victims mourned at vigil
June 18, 2004
With their hotel pool closed for cleaning and the Texas heat reaching nearly 90 degrees, Myron Dukes took his two children and another child to check out the fountains and pools at the park across the street.
Local talent thrilled to compete
City, area players participate for Kansas squad in loss to Missouri
June 18, 2004
It had the typical characteristics that high school football all-star games seem to have: out-of-sync offenses thanks to lack of preparation time, and hard-hitting defenses starving to make somebody pay.
Dorothy Boardman
June 18, 2004
Mary Jane Graham
June 18, 2004
Votaw services
June 18, 2004
Hillyard services
June 18, 2004
Mortgage business operator charged with theft
June 18, 2004
The former operator of an Olathe mortgage business was charged this week with 31 counts of theft and computer crime.
Pollard endured ‘toughest year’ in NBA
June 18, 2004
When things started getting fiery Wednesday afternoon during the annual scrimmage at Bill Self’s Kansas University summer basketball camp, it was pretty easy to see which former Jayhawk was the spark of the competitive intensity.
Baldwin’s Brown living a dream
Javelin standout, now at Arkansas, ready for Olympic Trials
June 18, 2004
For former Baldwin High javelin thrower Eric Brown, a trip to next month’s Olympic Trials was nothing more than a fantasy a year ago.
Haas tied for lead at Open
June 18, 2004
Jay Haas was like any other father at the U.S. Open, walking among the gallery at Shinnecock Hills as he watched his 22-year-old son take on the toughest test in golf.
May, Relaford propel Kansas City past Atlanta
June 18, 2004
Darrell May was devastated when the Atlanta Braves put him on waivers. Eight years later, in his first start against his former team, he put all that behind him.
Sideline
June 18, 2004
¢ Coffeyville QB killed ¢ CU ticket renewals down
Senate approves Greenspan fifth term
June 18, 2004
The Senate late Thursday approved President Bush’s nomination of Alan Greenspan to serve a fifth term as chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Historic KU telescope gets a bold new assignment
Stargazing lenses to track asteroids
June 18, 2004
Not even a connection to Kansas’ most famous astronomer could save the Pitt telescope from an unceremonious demise.
Panel critical of U.S. actions on 9-11
Better communication would have prevented attacks, general says
June 18, 2004
Blindsided by terrorists and beset by poor communications, officials were so slow to react on Sept 11, 2001, that the last of four hijacked planes had crashed by the time Vice President Dick Cheney ordered hostile aircraft shot down, a bipartisan commission reported Thursday.
Discoverer of Pluto made his mark as amateur astronomer from Kansas
June 18, 2004
Clyde Tombaugh was already a big-time astronomy star when he arrived as a lowly undergraduate at Kansas University in 1932.
Early birds spread wings at lake fest
June 18, 2004
The crowd wasn’t “waist-deep,” per se, but Thursday evening a steady flow of traffic from around the Midwest rolled into Clinton State Park for Day 1 of the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival.
U.S. admits holding prisoner illegally
Rumsfeld defends secret detention
June 18, 2004
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld defended his decision to hold a prisoner captured in Iraq without notifying international authorities, saying it was at the request of CIA Director George J. Tenet and the detainee was treated humanely.
Hijackers’ radio tapes record chilling events
June 18, 2004
Chilling radio transmissions by the Sept. 11 hijackers from the planes they commandeered were played for the first time Thursday, providing a vivid and horrifying portrait as they unfolded on that fateful day before confused air traffic controllers and military personnel.
Bush disputes finding of no al-Qaida-Iraq link
June 18, 2004
Saddam Hussein had “numerous contacts” with al-Qaida, President Bush said Thursday in disputing the Sept. 11 commission’s finding that the former Iraqi leader had no strong ties to the terrorist network responsible for the attacks.
Letter urges Saudis to free hostage
June 18, 2004
A letter signed “The Believer” urges militants to spare American hostage Paul M. Johnson Jr., saying killing him would violate Islamic law. “I will curse you in all my prayers” if he is harmed, it warned.
Teen smoking drops to lowest rate since ‘70s
June 18, 2004
Smoking among U.S. high school students has fallen to about one in five — the lowest level in at least a generation — in a drop-off the government attributes to anti-smoking campaigns and higher cigarette taxes.
Johnson County puts bistate tax on ballot
June 18, 2004
The campaign for a sales tax to pay for sports and arts projects in the Kansas City area took a step forward Thursday.
Lawrence and state briefs
June 18, 2004
¢ Appellate court rulings side with KU in lawsuits ¢ Teen gets probation in Honda thefts ¢ Disaster areas don’t qualify for federal funds
Shoplifting arrests linked to meth ingredients
June 18, 2004
The arrest Wednesday of three Holton men suspected of shoplifting pills commonly used to make methamphetamine offers more evidence why many stores are putting the drugs out of public reach.
On the record
June 18, 2004
Car-bombing attacks target Iraqi security service centers
At least 41 killed in dual explosions
June 18, 2004
Car bombers targeted Iraq’s security services Thursday, blasting Iraqis hoping to join the military in Baghdad and a civil defense post north of the capital, killing 41 people and wounding nearly 150.
Bipartisan House support carries corporate tax, tobacco bill
June 18, 2004
The House approved a corporate tax bill Thursday drawing support with recently added provisions including a $10 billion buyout for tobacco growers, a tax reprieve for companies holding profits overseas and a new deduction for taxpayers in states dependent on sales taxes.
Contractor charged in killing of detainee
June 18, 2004
The Justice Department handed down its first indictment Thursday in the investigations of detainee abuse, charging a civilian contractor from North Carolina in connection with the beating death of an Afghan prisoner last summer.
Jozina Roberman
June 18, 2004
Daily ticker
June 18, 2004
County seeks to recoup costs for industrial land
Proposed Baldwin park causes commissioners to rethink policy
June 18, 2004
In helping establish a future Baldwin business park, Douglas County commissioners say they want to follow the same path that led to Lawrence’s East Hills Business Park.
Candidate hindsight
June 18, 2004
It’s easy for a challenger to second-guess the actions of an incumbent who has had to make tough decisions.
Briefly
June 18, 2004
¢ Four killed when plane crashes in thunderstorm ¢ Boy killed after falling from father’s tractor
Briefly
June 18, 2004
¢ Graduate School selects new associate dean ¢ Professor accepts associate dean position ¢ Rural health director wins national award ¢ Chemistry prof tapped for vice provost position
Briefly
June 18, 2004
¢ Beer-bottle incident lands Eudoran in jail ¢ Rollover accident kills 1967 LHS grad ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Briefly
June 18, 2004
¢ City welcomes tour of Olympic torch ¢ Murderer executed after final appeal rejected
Feeling the rush
June 18, 2004
City planner will miss working in hometown
June 18, 2004
In the last four years, there’s rarely been a big — or controversial — story related to Lawrence’s growth that city planner Bryan Dyer didn’t somehow find himself involved in.
Red-hot Reds sweep Texas
Griffey 0-for-3, still waiting on milestone homer
June 18, 2004
Junior is taking his quest for No. 500 on the road, still aglow over three great days in his hometown.
Chicago slips past Houston, 5-4
June 18, 2004
Even Glendon Rusch is surprised how far he has come since last season.
MLB briefs
June 18, 2004
¢ Astros trade Hidalgo to Mets for pitchers ¢ Cards to activate catcher
Carol Marie Murillo
June 18, 2004
K.C. officer uses stun gun on grandma
June 18, 2004
Police Chief Rick Easley has ordered an investigation into an officer’s use of a taser to subdue a 66-year-old grandmother after she honked her car horn at a police cruiser in front of her house.
Police seek help finding suspect who followed girl
June 18, 2004
Lawrence Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man they say followed a 14-year-old girl through a grocery store and tried to get into her car.
Shakespeare’s out, pants are in at 122-year-old literary guild
Group reviews its history as part of Lawrence’s sesquicentennial
June 18, 2004
A lot has changed since the Lawrence Literary Guild got together for its first meeting in 1882.
T to extend discounted rides to Haskell students
June 18, 2004
Students at Haskell Indian Nations University will get a discount to ride city buses, the Public Transit Advisory Committee decided Thursday.
Mystics stop Stars
June 18, 2004
Chamique Holdsclaw scored 24 points, Stacey Dales-Schumann matched her season-high with 12, and the Washington Mystics got their first win at the MCI Center with a 76-60 victory Thursday night over the slumping San Antonio Silver Stars.
People
June 18, 2004
¢ ‘Bachelor’ breaks up with fiancee ¢ Bloom one of ‘hottest bachelors’ ¢ Madonna picks Hebrew name ¢ Star recipients announced
A guide to surviving Wakarusa
June 18, 2004
There is plenty of added pressure when attending an event such as the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival.
Kill Creek’s history compiled in ‘The Will to Strike’
June 18, 2004
The history of Kill Creek in many ways runs parallel to the history of Lawrence’s music scene. The band helped build the stage for the legendary punk rock dive The Outhouse; it survived the “alternative” hype machine in the early ‘90s; it weathered eight drummers and countless near-implosions and stayed afloat long enough to play shows with a whole new generation of bands it influenced, including The Get Up Kids, The Anniversary and The Casket Lottery.
Jule Bernece Glass
June 18, 2004
Briefly
June 18, 2004
¢ General will take over probe of prisoner abuse ¢ Toddler kidnapped from car is found safe ¢ Three officers killed at Birmingham house ¢ AIDS activists call for condom use in porn
U.S. presidents share a noble legacy
June 18, 2004
Of all the stirring images from this month’s farewell and funeral for Ronald Reagan, none may be more enduring than this: five presidents, bent into church pews, in prayer for one of their own.
Fellow Kansans honor Gordon Parks in Harlem
June 18, 2004
Last Saturday night, Kansas came to Harlem — and it wasn’t for the first time.
Gardner services
June 18, 2004
Woodling: Sweeney’s best seasons might already be in past
June 18, 2004
Now that the Royals’ warts — insufficient pitching, inconsistent hitting and inefficient fielding — have been exposed, here’s one man’s opinion about the bulk of the K.C. roster, with the listing by annual salary from highest to lowest:
Briefly
June 18, 2004
¢ Local opposition leader shot dead in drive-by ¢ American executive killed; three detained ¢ U.S. relief convoy fired upon; no one injured ¢ Milosevic wants Clinton, Blair at war crimes trial
Could Knight return to Ohio State? It’s possible
June 18, 2004
Opposing fans boo, hiss and curse Bob Knight when his Texas Tech Red Raiders visit college basketball arenas around the Big 12 and at other Texas schools.
Fans cheer Pistons in streets of Detroit
June 18, 2004
Hundreds of thousands of Pistons fans lined downtown Thursday to honor the NBA champions, a celebration that left outspoken Rasheed Wallace almost speechless.
Belgian pedophile, wife convicted in rape, murder case
June 18, 2004
A sensational trial into a series of abductions, rapes and murders of young girls that rocked Belgium’s legal system ended Thursday with guilty verdicts against a convicted pedophile who was out on parole at the start of the spree.
Former district official arrested
Lincoln sting operation results in charge of public indecency
June 18, 2004
A former Lawrence school administrator pleaded innocent to a public indecency charge Tuesday in Lancaster County Court in Lincoln, Neb.
Kenny Ray Martin
June 18, 2004
KU plans to store part of library collection
June 18, 2004
Kansas University’s nine libraries that house 4 million volumes are about to become less crowded.
Briefly
June 18, 2004
¢ Defying Bush, Senate votes to add 20,000 Army troops ¢ Drought beats Dust Bowl, could be worst in 500 years ¢ Israel proposing digging deep trench between Gaza, Egypt ¢ U.N. agency claims evidence of new Iran nuclear cover-up
Horoscopes
June 18, 2004