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Broken pipe closes KU Medical Center administration building
June 21, 2004
(Web Posted Monday at 3:40 p.m.) Murphy Hall — the main administrative building for the KU Medical Center — is closed today because of a burst waterpipe that spread damage throughout much of the building, officials said.
State regulatory panel member looking at other options
June 21, 2004
(Updated Monday at 2:37 p.m.) Kansas Corporation Commissioner John Wine said Monday he probably won’t be re-appointed to the post he has held for the past 8 years.
Summer solstice not all sunny
June 21, 2004
(Updated Monday at 12:28 p.m.) Kansans have close to 15 hours of summer daylight to enjoy today, which is the longest day of the year and the first day of summer. The sun rose at 5:56 a.m. and will set at 8:50 p.m.
More jobs announced at I-70 Business Center
June 21, 2004
(Updated Monday at 12:04 p.m.) About 100 new jobs are headed to North Lawrence’s I-70 Business Center. Officials with Home Oxygen 2-U confirmed today that they have leased 17,000 square feet of space in the facility that formerly was the Tanger Factory Outlet Mall.
Judgment details
June 21, 2004
Not ‘friends’
June 21, 2004
Bush background
June 21, 2004
Deserts expanding on Earth
June 21, 2004
This week I learned a new word, and I want to share it with you. The word is “desertification,” and it is used to describe a phenomenon by which an increasing amount of the Earth’s surface is gradually turning into barren, uninhabitable desert.
Nikolas Robert Smith
June 21, 2004
Slocum services
June 21, 2004
Security firm strikes back at hacks
Retaliation tactics concern experts
June 21, 2004
In war, politics and sports, it’s often said that the best defense is a strong offense. But the foot soldiers of computer security work differently: They scramble to build virtual walls that can blunt the impact of attacks.
Innovations help make e-mail messages by phone easier
June 21, 2004
As I was walking to lunch last week in downtown Lawrence, I passed a girl walking her dog on a leash.
On the money
June 21, 2004
A simplified employee pension (SEP) is a useful tool that allows small businesses to provide a pension plan for employees. A SEP essentially works like an individual retirement account, only it’s easier to administer and requires no minimum contribution.
Briefcase
June 21, 2004
¢ Linksys allows PC users to store data elsewhere ¢ Texas to give travelers free wireless access ¢ Free blog provider ends service, draws criticism
Al-Qaida claims Saudi assistance
June 21, 2004
Islamic militants used police uniforms and cars provided by collaborators among the Saudi security forces to erect a phony traffic checkpoint and kidnap an American engineer, according to an account posted on a radical Islamist Web site on Sunday.
Iraq plans to reorganize troops
June 21, 2004
Iraq’s interim prime minister announced a restructuring of the country’s security forces Sunday, grouping all Iraqi troops under a central command whose chief duty is tackling insurgents plaguing the country.
Roadside bombing hits Iraqi troops
June 21, 2004
Attackers lying in wait for Iraqi troops detonated a roadside bomb on the dangerous road leading to Baghdad’s airport Sunday, killing two Iraqi soldiers and wounding 11.
Upward Bound students compete in games
June 21, 2004
Bryan LaFave has his sights set on an acting career, but Sunday night he was focused on two things: sack racing and testing his knowledge in a question-and-answer contest.
Labs testing for mad cow get off to slow start
Contracts holding up screening program
June 21, 2004
Early screening of high-risk cattle for mad cow disease has found no suspected cases in the 2,871 tests taken during the expanded program’s first two weeks.
Music festival wraps up with satisfied customers
Four-day event ends with fans praising bands, cursing chiggers
June 21, 2004
Some were tired, and some itched all over, but one thing was clear for those attending the final day of the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival at Clinton State Park: They had a blast.
Volunteers trade hours of labor for admission
June 21, 2004
“I’m on a personal quest for musical cleansing, I think,” Amy Padgett said. “Either that or I’m nuts.”
Devil Rays hold on for 11th straight
June 21, 2004
With their closer in Miami to be with his wife during the delivery of their first child, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays found another way to cope.
Raiders fall to Highland
June 21, 2004
Illinois Highland took advantage of seven walks — including two in the eighth inning — to claim a 4-2 American Legion baseball victory Sunday over the Lawrence Raiders in the Omaha Round-Robin Tournament.
State leaders to discuss borrowing from cash reserves
June 21, 2004
State leaders will meet Wednesday to tackle what is becoming Kansas’ annual end-of-the-fiscal-year cash-crunch.
Mickelson can’t finish
Double-bogey on No. 17 deadly
June 21, 2004
Phil Mickelson had it all going his way at the U.S. Open. “I really thought it was going to be my day,” Mickelson said.
Newman claims first win of year
Driver survives radiator problem, claims DHL 400
June 21, 2004
Ryan Newman knew he hadn’t forgotten how to win.
Top-seeded Texas blasts Georgia, 9-3
Longhorns will go to finals next weekend if they defeat Georgia-Arizona winner
June 21, 2004
David Maroul’s three-run double highlighted Texas’ five-run first inning, and Seth Johnston and Dooley Prince had four hits apiece to lead the Longhorns to a 9-3 victory over Georgia in the College World Series on Sunday.
City to consider traffic-calming devices
6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ www.lawrenceks.org
June 21, 2004
The Lawrence City Commission will be asked to approve traffic-calming devices for several Lawrence neighborhoods.
Program rehabilitates wildlife
June 21, 2004
Operation Wildlife provides rehabilitation and veterinary services to injured and orphaned Kansas wild animals, as well as wildlife education to the community. Volunteers can be trained to help at the receiving center in Shawnee or at the main facility center in southern Leavenworth County with cage cleaning, dietary preparation, physical therapy, administering medications, habitat setup and general housekeeping duties.
Report: Cardinal helped shelter abusive priest
June 21, 2004
A prominent candidate to succeed Pope John Paul II recently sheltered a priest who is an admitted child molester and now an international fugitive, The Dallas Morning News has learned.
Hip Mama’ hits adolescence
Guide relays tips, solace for parents
June 21, 2004
What parent of a teenager hasn’t heard the refrain, often accompanied by an exaggerated eye-roll, and with an emphasis on the second syllable for maximum insolence: “Whatever, Mom”?
S. Korea refuses militant demands
Country to send troops despite threats to kill kidnapped worker
June 21, 2004
South Korea’s deputy foreign minister said today that Seoul would not change its plan to send 3,000 soldiers to Iraq despite the recent kidnapping of a South Korean man there.
On the record
June 21, 2004
Clinton discloses highlights of White House era
June 21, 2004
For Bill Clinton, his greatest failures as president have nothing to do with the scandal over his affair with a White House intern.
Goosen golden
Unflappable South African edges Mickelson
June 21, 2004
Everyone was ready to crown the new king at the U.S Open. What they got was a familiar finish.
River City Chronicles: Anti-Slavery Movement
June 21, 2004
Matthew Veatch, Kansas State Historical Society assistant state historian, and Jonathan Earle, assistant professor of history at Kansas University, describe the anti-slavery movement and the people at its forefront in 1850s Lawrence in “Anti-slavery: Evolutionaries and Revolutionaries in Lawrence.”
Horoscopes
June 21, 2004
Ballot blanks
County voters won’t have a lot of choices when they go to the polls in August and November.
June 21, 2004
Douglas County’s election ballot will reflect a troubling trend of nonparticipation across the state.
Helen F. Jones
June 21, 2004
Briefly
June 21, 2004
¢ Arrested South Korean figure donated to Kerry campaign ¢ 9-11 commissioner downplays al-Qaida interaction with Iraq ¢ Fewer troops dismissed for homosexuality ¢ Islamic militant linked to al-Qaida killed
A&E offers unusual tale of ‘Pride’ about animal kingdom
June 21, 2004
Is nature savage? Or cute? For decades, cartoons presented animals and even insects as anthropomorphic creatures endowed with intelligence, nobility, humor and even sarcasm. Even “Bambi,” the most heart-wrenching of the classic Disney films, depicts man, not beasts, as killers. Nature films were different, showing us the primal urges of the wild kingdom. In raw footage, lions did not sit down to eat with napkins, knives and forks. For them, dining meant murder.
Area briefs
June 21, 2004
¢ Burglary suspect gets stuck in vent ¢ Insurance department offers 12 scholarships ¢ Kansas history museum to offer free admission
Threat overblown
June 21, 2004
Is torture legal after all?
June 21, 2004
To understand the magnitude of what may have gone on in America’s secret prisons, you don’t need special security clearance or inside information. Anyone who wants to connect the dots can do it. To see what I mean, review the content of a few items now easily found on the Internet.
Programs help fans score seating points
Old football guides listed athletic program donors
June 21, 2004
Need points? Kansas University’s Spencer Research Library has ‘em. They’re in old football programs lodged at the university’s archive.
Nancy Reagan takes lead role in biographer’s work
June 21, 2004
As the days of mourning unfolded after Ronald Reagan’s death, James Benze couldn’t help notice that one thing, at least, hadn’t changed: Nancy Reagan’s strong hand.
Seattle prep taps UL
June 21, 2004
Terrence Williams, a 6-foot-7 high school senior-to-be from Seattle’s Rainier Beach High, has decided to attend Louisville on a basketball scholarship.
People
June 21, 2004
¢ ‘Dodgeball’ bombards box office ¢ Almost famous ¢ Out of the house
Bush won’t give up on Iraq-al-Qaida tie
June 21, 2004
You always promised yourself you weren’t going to say it. You hated when it was said to you and you swore that when you had children, you’d never say it to them. Then comes a day when the little monsters have you encircled like the wagon train in an old Western. Having been told they can’t do whatever foolish or dangerous thing they had their hearts set on, they hit you with a whining litany: Why? Why? Why?
Team USA has its way with All-Stars
University of Texas ace Osterman throws one-hitter in 8-0 rout of Kansas
June 21, 2004
Jessica Yoachim led off Sunday’s game against the United States Olympic softball team with an infield single off Cat Osterman.
Businesses see small surge in sales
June 21, 2004
Saturday afternoon one vehicle after another pulled into the parking lot at Clinton Cove Mini Mart near the entrance to Clinton State Park.
Review: Phish offers strong finish
CD released this week
June 21, 2004
Phish musicians have never done well in the small puddle of the studio. They’ve always excelled in the oceanic expanse of the concert stage. As with their obvious role models, The Grateful Dead, Phish’s albums have roughly the same relationship to their live shows that movie trailers do to feature films: They’re mere hints of what’s to come.
Striking back at lightning
Devices help gauge bolts’ proximity
June 21, 2004
John Lenehan is hoping he’s had his last close encounter with a bolt of lightning. Earlier this month, the 81-year-old Tonganoxie man was walking from his house to check his rain gauge when lightning struck the ground about 20 feet away from him.
Ex-Jayhawk Thomas still dreams of NBA
June 21, 2004
Billy Thomas refuses to abandon his dream of playing in the NBA. “Every year I’m getting closer and closer. I won’t stop until I’m there or my body can’t do it any more,” said the resilient 28-year-old former Kansas University shooting guard, who has just returned from Trieste, Italy, where he averaged 15 points a game last season in the Italian Basketball League.
Thome’s homers doom Kansas City
June 21, 2004
Jim Thome has been feeling good lately, and so has his power-packed swing.
Griffey finally hits No. 500
Reds slugger reaches milestone in win over Cards
June 21, 2004
Ken Griffey Jr. trotted around the bases as if it were just another home run. It was anything but that.