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Leaders approve internal borrowing to pay state’s bills on time
June 23, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 2:38 p.m.) Legislative leaders gave Gov. Kathleen Sebelius permission Wednesday to move up to $450 million among various accounts to ensure the state keeps paying its bills on time.
Student bus service deadline approaching
June 23, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 1:16 p.m.) Parents who would like their children to ride the bus to school this academic year have less than one month to meet the initial sign-up deadline.
Body pulled from Kansas River
June 23, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 1:46 p.m.) Family members said it was the body of Robert Lathrom, 52, that was recovered shortly before 10 a.m. today from the Kansas River.
Adkins named vice chancellor for external affairs at the Kansas University Medical Center
June 23, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 10:20 a.m.) Kansas City, Kan. - State Sen. David Adkins, a Republican from Leawood, has been named vice chancellor for external affairs at the Kansas University Medical Center. He will be paid $115,000 per year, officials said.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ tosses up salad ideas
June 23, 2004
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Cold Summer Salads with Nancy O’Connor.”
Ambush antics have little magic
June 23, 2004
There are two kinds of people in the world — those who feel they have the right to harass perfect strangers and call it “entertainment,” and those who don’t. And speaking as one of those who doesn’t, I have an ever-growing desire to punch those who do.
Serena cruises in opening match
Safin, Dementieva defeated in first round at Wimbledon
June 23, 2004
Serena Williams opened her bid for a third straight Wimbledon title Tuesday with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over a Chinese player making her first appearance at the All England Club.
South Carolina, Georgia survive
Arizona, Miami eliminated
June 23, 2004
Bryan Triplett had four hits, and Nick Gardiner and Brendan Winn drove in three runs each as South Carolina eliminated Miami from the College World Series with a 15-11 victory Tuesday night.
Wal-Mart suit makes history
Record-breaking private civil rights case may include 1.6 million women
June 23, 2004
A sex-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. won class-action status Tuesday, allowing it to include up to 1.6 million current and former female employees in the largest private civil rights case in U.S. history.
S. Korean beheaded despite video plea
U.S. strikes safe house of terrorist
June 23, 2004
Islamic militants Tuesday beheaded a South Korean who pleaded in a heart-wrenching videotape that “I don’t want to die” after his government refused to pull its troops from Iraq. He was the third foreign hostage decapitated in the Middle East in little over a month.
Midget’ art a giant target for downtown vandalism
Sculpture moved to avoid further damage
June 23, 2004
The shorter they are, the quicker they fall. The fate of a public sculpture at Eighth and Massachusetts streets seems to have confirmed that variation on the adage.
Local battalion back in business with Bradleys
June 23, 2004
Sgt. Paul Purdham can sit in the gunner’s turret of an M2 ODS Bradley Fighting Vehicle and explain the intricate details of sighting and firing its guns and missiles.
Baseball legend’s legacy lives on
Holcom fostered generations of local little league players, coaches
June 23, 2004
There was a time in Lawrence when drivers on Massachusetts Street had to look out for flying baseballs off the bats of kids playing at South Park. Today’s little leaguers might be more concerned with who won yesterday’s game than the old leagues that their fathers and grandfathers played in, but the rich baseball history in Lawrence has had a profound impact on today’s game.
Second-place Bulls hold off Eudora Hurricanes, 4-2, in thriller
June 23, 2004
When the second-place Bulls took on the last-place Eudora Hurricanes on June 16 in an 8-U game of the Douglas County Amateur Baseball Assn. at 4-H East Field, a closely matched game wasn’t the most likely outcome. What the fans got, though, was a dramatic, well-played game that was close to the final out.
Rock on
Election officials should learn from unconventional registration methods like those employed by Rock the Vote to boost participation by younger voters.
June 23, 2004
The Youth Participation in Politics and Civic Engagement Summit held last weekend at the Dole Institute of Politics focused on discussing ways to get young adults more involved in the political process and, specifically, in voting. At the summit, a Lawrence High School government teacher noted that one of the reasons young people don’t vote is because of complicated rules involved with registering.
Decision nears on Farmland site
County, city leaders may seek public vote on plant purchase
June 23, 2004
Douglas County and Lawrence city commissioners probably will decide early next month whether to bid for the defunct Farmland Industries fertilizer plant.
Sausage recipes
June 23, 2004
Tom King, manager of the meat and seafood department at Community Mercantile Co-op, 901 Iowa, submitted the following recipes. They are from “Cucina Rustica: Simple, Irresistible Recipes in the Rustic Italian Style.”
Putin dispatches troops to troubled republic
June 23, 2004
Thousands of Russian troops on Tuesday streamed into a province bordering war-torn Chechnya to search for heavily armed militant separatists who killed at least 57 people in fierce attacks. President Vladimir Putin vowed to stop the spreading insurgency.
Museum commissioned to honor county VIPs
Projection project requires moving portraits
June 23, 2004
The Watkins Community Museum of History’s next exhibit could come from the halls of county government.
Future is now for NASCAR Truck Series
Twentysomethings biding time waiting for big break
June 23, 2004
Twenty-year-old Chase Montgomery sat at an arcade racing game during Tuesday’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series media day at Great Wolf Lodge, and two observations could be made.
Royals turn tables on Tigers
Beltran finally solves Detroit’s Maroth; K.C. rolls, 8-1
June 23, 2004
Carlos Beltran had little success against Mike Maroth heading into Tuesday night’s game. That changed quickly.
Simien has ‘no regrets’
KU senior-to-be content with still being a Jayhawk
June 23, 2004
Wayne Simien could have been in New York today getting fitted for a new suit to wear to Thursday’s 2004 NBA draft at Madison Square Garden.
People
June 23, 2004
¢ Actress Liv Tyler pregnant ¢ Affleck keeps a poker face ¢ Olsen twin has eating disorder ¢ Movie to keep R rating
Oz’ song ranked top movie tune
June 23, 2004
There’s no place like home, and there’s no song like “Over the Rainbow.”
Volcanoes come from behind to beat Storm 10-7
June 23, 2004
The Storm had just exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 7-5 lead over the undefeated Volcanoes in their game on June 14 at the Holcom Field Complex. “This game is not over!” shouted Volcanoes pitcher Chris Lyons to his teammates in the dugout between before the start of the sixth inning.
Great dad, lousy husband
June 23, 2004
Bill Clinton, human rights hero in Kosovo and economic miracle worker at home, tells all in “My Life.” Decades of public service for the two-term Democratic former president and all the buzz surrounds his confessional on CBS’ “60 Minutes” about his infidelity with that woman.
Sizzling sausage
Meat’s popularity keeps area businesses cooking
June 23, 2004
When you think of truly great sausage, places like Milwaukee, Chicago or New York’s Little Italy probably come to mind. Not Lawrence. But you might want to rethink that because some fine sausage is being turned out in the city and its surrounding communities.
Preferred way to eat zucchini: sauteed
June 23, 2004
Being a squash lover is a lonely business at my house. No one else really cares for it, and I find myself having to cook it just for myself. This also means that I have been caught more than once having more squash planted in the garden than I could possibly use.
Children can help select, create nutritious snacks
June 23, 2004
While children may be tempted to choose foods with high fat and sugar content, it is important for them to eat healthy and nutritious snacks and meals during the summer months. It also is important to make high-quality and nutritious snacks that are easily accessible for children.
Rays stretch streak to 12
Tampa Bay makes Toronto latest victim
June 23, 2004
Not even a poor outing by their starting pitcher could derail the Devil Rays.
Cubs closing in on Central lead
Chicago turns back Cardinals, 5-4, on Ramirez’s two-out double in eighth
June 23, 2004
Jason Isringhausen pitched carefully to Sammy Sosa and walked him in the eighth inning. Aramis Ramirez made the St. Louis Cardinals closer pay.
Bobcats tap lesser-knowns
Fizer, White highlight expansion team’s picks
June 23, 2004
One by one, the Charlotte Bobcats announced their selections in the NBA expansion draft. To each name, the small crowd reacted with silence.
Prep Howard multi-faceted talent
June 23, 2004
Dwight Howard rattles off names with the same ease that he used to dunk over shorter, slower high school opponents.
Volcanoes come from behind to beat Storm 10-7
June 23, 2004
The Storm had just exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 7-5 lead over the undefeated Volcanoes in their game on June 14 at the Holcom Field Complex. “This game is not over!” shouted Volcanoes pitcher Chris Lyons to his teammates in the dugout between before the start of the sixth inning.
Briefly
June 23, 2004
¢ Toxic pollution rises 5 percent in 2002 ¢ More lawsuits filed for music file-swaps ¢ Trial deal reached in bombing cases ¢ Rollover measure for savings advances
Daily ticker
June 23, 2004
Publicity, discounts drive brisk sales of Clinton memoirs
June 23, 2004
It was no Harry Potter opening, but the release of former President Bill Clinton’s book “My Life” drew a crowd Tuesday to one Lawrence bookstore.
Smith services
June 23, 2004
White House declassifies memos on torture
June 23, 2004
Stung by the perception that the Bush administration may have endorsed torture as an interrogation technique, White House officials declassified documents Tuesday that show President Bush ordered in early 2002 that al-Qaida and Taliban prisoners be treated “humanely” even though he said they weren’t protected by the Geneva Conventions.
Students may ride T to class, avoid ‘Pay-to-Ride’ costs
City Commission likely will consider proposal next week
June 23, 2004
Rick Gammill says allowing school students to ride Lawrence Transit System buses for half price is a great idea — even if it means fewer students riding school buses in the 2004-2005 academic year.
Horoscopes
June 23, 2004
Government proposal would restrict KU trips to Cuba
June 23, 2004
Kansas University’s official visits to Cuba may come to an end after just one year.
KU gives records on AD to judge
June 23, 2004
Records about Kansas University Athletic Director Lew Perkins’ compensation package were delivered Tuesday to a Douglas County District Court judge, putting the university in compliance with an agreement reached nearly three weeks ago.
Chautauqua starts Thursday
June 23, 2004
The “Bleeding Kansas: Where the Civil War Began” Chautauqua opens Thursday in Lawrence and will run through Tuesday. Chautauqua events will be in South Park, 11th and Massachusetts streets, unless otherwise noted.
Volcanoes come from behind to beat Storm 10-7
June 23, 2004
The Storm had just exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 7-5 lead over the undefeated Volcanoes in their game on June 14 at the Holcom Field Complex. “This game is not over!” shouted Volcanoes pitcher Chris Lyons to his teammates in the dugout between before the start of the sixth inning.
City briefs
June 23, 2004
¢ Commissioners to set security priorities ¢ Brown v. Board expert to speak at library ¢ Great Race scheduled for Lawrence pit stop
City briefs
June 23, 2004
¢ Police attribute baby’s death to asphyxiation ¢ Plane’s recovery focus on ‘River City’ encore ¢ UCLA selects law dean
Children can help make chicken dish
June 23, 2004
It’s a snap to make this dish and children love its sweet flavor. That’s one reason why it’s an apt example of the useful contents of “Family Fun - Fast Family Dinners” (Disney Editions, $14.95).
National values
June 23, 2004
Hypothesis fails
June 23, 2004
No copyright
June 23, 2004
Upfront costs
June 23, 2004
Cutting history is a mistake
June 23, 2004
The recent proposal to reduce the amount of non-U.S. history taught in Kansas schools shocked me. Perhaps, it is because I am both a lawyer and a historian. Perhaps, it is because I cannot imagine reducing instruction in a field that is increasingly important to all Americans, or, perhaps, it is because I saw one comment that the reason for doing so was to enable Kansas schools to do the “patriotic” thing and teach more U.S. and Kansas history. This proposal is simply wrong-headed.
Rains dampen area’s wheat crop
Harvest still forecast to be above average
June 23, 2004
Wheat harvest has resumed in the Lawrence area after being mired by a week of scattered rains.
Commodities
June 23, 2004
Briefcase
June 23, 2004
¢ Kroger profits tumble ¢ Argosy to add hotel, garage at its K.C. casino ¢ July Fourth weekend to attract more travelers
Lower-carb potato developed
June 23, 2004
dieters, potatoes have been scorned, rejected and castigated — the Rodney Dangerfield of vegetables, they get no respect.
Massive polio outbreak for Africa predicted
June 23, 2004
Africa is on the brink of the biggest polio epidemic in years, with the crippling disease hitting Nigeria hard and re-emerging in Sudan’s war-ravaged Darfur region, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
Softball qualifier prepares Lawrence, players for national tourney
June 23, 2004
Pre-game soft toss was not the only kind of warm-up you could find last weekend at Clinton Lake Sports Complex. The softball tournament itself was a warm up for the American Fastpitch Assn.’s 14-U, 16-U and 18-U B-division national tournament next month at the complex.
Estrogen therapy linked to higher dementia risk
June 23, 2004
Older postmenopausal women who take estrogen significantly increase their risk of developing dementia, whether they take the hormone alone or combined with progestin, according to a study published in today’s Journal of the American Medical Assn.
Report: Cleaver didn’t meet loan standards
June 23, 2004
Congressional candidate Emanuel Cleaver received an $80,000 state-backed business loan in 2001 despite apparently not meeting standards for the money, The Kansas City Star reported Tuesday.
K.C. district could lose Gates grant
Foundation asks for improvements in quality, quantity of training
June 23, 2004
A year after the Kansas City School District announced the largest foundation grant it had ever received, the district is in a fight with the donor that could withhold or delay some funding because of training standards.
Sprint to spend $1 billion to boost wireless speed
Overland Park firm to begin upgrade later this year
June 23, 2004
Sprint Corp. will boost speeds on its wireless network up to tenfold in a technology upgrade costing about $1 billion, the company announced Tuesday.
HMO ruling won’t affect Kansas system
Dissatisfied consumers can use state’s independent review, official says
June 23, 2004
A U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday preventing major malpractice damages against HMOs in disputes about recommended medical care appears to have no direct effect on Kansans, officials say.
River searched for missing father
Emergency response frustrates family
June 23, 2004
A 52-year-old rural Oskaloosa man turned up missing Monday evening after he left his family fishing just east of the Bowersock Dam on the Kansas River in North Lawrence.
State employee wins sexual discrimination, wrongful firing lawsuit
June 23, 2004
A federal jury Tuesday found that a former Kansas Department of Human Resources employee was subjected to sexual discrimination and wrongfully fired.
Viola May Pearson
June 23, 2004
Kathleen Margaret Baska
June 23, 2004
Terror report revised
June 23, 2004
Significant acts of terror worldwide reached a 21-year high in 2003, the State Department announced Tuesday as it corrected a mistaken report that had been cited to boost President Bush’s war on terror.
Senate advances increase of fines for indecent programming
June 23, 2004
The Senate voted Tuesday to substantially increase fines for broadcast indecency, responding to months of public outrage over racy radio and television broadcasts that culminated with the exposure of Janet Jackson’s breast during CBS’s telecast of the Super Bowl halftime show in January.
Township department to have open house
June 23, 2004
The Eudora Township Fire Department will conduct its second annual open house and safety fair Saturday.
On the record
June 23, 2004
Lollapalooza canceled for poor ticket sales
June 23, 2004
The Lollapalooza music festival tour has been canceled because of poor ticket sales, according to its Web site.
Formula for BCS standings on hold
June 23, 2004
The Bowl Championship Series still is crunching numbers for its new formula to determine which teams will play for the national championship, a change prompted by last season’s split title.
Another K.C. catcher hurt
June 23, 2004
The Kansas City Royals placed Kelly Stinnett on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, their second catcher to go on the DL in four days.
School board group meeting in Lawrence
June 23, 2004
The Kansas Association of School Boards will be host to a series of meetings throughout the state to provide school leaders the opportunity to meet Kansas State Board of Education candidates.
New coach enjoying ‘really good summer’
June 23, 2004
First-year Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson would be the first to admit that her first two months in Lawrence have blown by at an almost tornado-like pace.
Red Sox sign Leskanic
June 23, 2004
Curtis Leskanic momentarily was taken aback by the swarm of media that descended upon him in the Red Sox dugout.
Raiders rally to earn split
June 23, 2004
After wasting a late lead in the opener against Topeka 400, Lawrence’s Raiders rebounded for a 2-0 win and a doubleheader split in American Legion baseball Tuesday at Topeka Seaman High.
Corrections
June 23, 2004
Killers know Americans sensitive to beheadings
June 23, 2004
The revulsion of Americans to the recent beheadings of hostages in the Middle East is rooted both in personal horror and cultural aversion.
Presidential candidates’ wives vie for best cookie
June 23, 2004
The presidential race is in high gear and its influence is being reflected even in the very specialized sphere of cookie baking.
Briefly
June 23, 2004
¢ Young poet, advocate dies at age 13 ¢ Study quantifies risks of smoking ¢ Second trial date for sniper set ¢ Mistrial declared in transgender killing ¢ Crash kills 6 after day at park
Annabelle Fundis
June 23, 2004
Blastball teaches baseball fundamentals to children under 6
June 23, 2004
Baseball might be America’s national pastime, but that doesn’t mean it’s the easiest sport to learn. Trying to teach 3- to 5-year-old children to play the sport can be a tall order, even for the most patient coaches and parents.
U.S. must meet world with hope, not fear
June 23, 2004
The United States is engaged in a generational struggle against a catastrophic terrorist threat. There is no quick fix or victory to be won. We need a clear, comprehensive and sustainable counter-terrorism strategy.