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Body found in home of woman who lied about being Bataan survivor
June 29, 2004
(Web Posted Tuesday at 11:59 a.m.) TOPEKA - Authorities are investigating the discovery of a decomposed body found in a home owned by a former local social services official who lied about her past and had her story exposed.
KU researchers secure $1.6 million NSF grant
June 29, 2004
(Web Posted Tuesday at 11:03 a.m.) Two Kansas University researchers are among a team that has secured a $1.6 million grant to study how nutrients interact with disease.
Chilly morning greets early risers
June 29, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 8:06 a.m.) If you were outdoors this morning, the unusually cool weather might have caught you by surprise — the thermometer reading dipped down to a near-record low of 52.
Scary view
June 29, 2004
Political reach
June 29, 2004
Changes in store at state office buildings
June 29, 2004
The Landon state office building was voted off the island and the Docking building will be prepped for an extreme makeover.
County home sales pick up pace
Market marks busiest month of ‘04
June 29, 2004
Douglas County homes were selling at a near-record pace in May despite rising interest rates.
Consumers ‘spending money like crazy’
June 29, 2004
Consumers — whose behavior plays a key role in the economy — boosted their spending in May by the largest amount in more than two years.
Suspected mad cow not from Kansas
Health regulator says he hasn’t been notified
June 29, 2004
A suspected new case of mad cow disease does not involve a Kansas animal, the state’s top animal health regulator said Monday.
Area sales tax collections drop in May, up for year
June 29, 2004
Sales tax collections in Lawrence and Douglas County were down in May, but are still ahead of a year ago.
Commodities
June 29, 2004
American Idol’ runner-up to release single
June 29, 2004
Now comes a real thrill for the pride of Snellville.
Review: Bullying tale ends tragically
Novel mirrors shootings at Columbine
June 29, 2004
Just look at the cover of “Shooter” (Amistad/HarperTempest, $15.99), the new book by acclaimed young-adult author Walter Dean Myers, and you’ll know that it’s not going to be pleasant reading.
Janet E. Faddis
June 29, 2004
Altenbernd services
June 29, 2004
Bailey Marie King
June 29, 2004
Rhoades services
June 29, 2004
Mary Viola Clippinger
June 29, 2004
Building improvements sound death knell for Lindley Annex
Kansas University to demolish dilapidated structure
June 29, 2004
In the domino effect of Kansas University campus buildings, the Lindley Annex is about to fall.
$9 billion sought for U.S. education mandate
June 29, 2004
Congressman Dennis Moore says he likes the No Child Left Behind Act. He likes the sound of it and the sentiment behind it. Every child will be educated. Every child will have an opportunity to succeed. In 2001, he even voted for it.
City briefs
June 29, 2004
¢ Construction projects slow traffic across city ¢ West Nile virus makes its return to Kansas ¢ Despite union opposition, Sebelius signs pay order
Friend of education dies at 67
June 29, 2004
During her 37 years at Kansas University, Nona Tollefson made her mark on education in the Sunflower State.
On the record
June 29, 2004
State and local briefs
June 29, 2004
¢ Drainage in N. Lawrence topic of open house ¢ Appeals Court nominees forwarded to governor ¢ Russell County crash yields Ecstasy bust
Ottawa’s Blakesley becoming hot college football prospect
June 29, 2004
The letters and phone calls continue to pour in for Caleb Blakesley, one of the state’s most sought-after football recruits.
Jayhawk briefs
June 29, 2004
¢ Ex-KU aide Stallings candidate at Ohio State ¢ Bohl off Monroe’s list
Cordley School
June 29, 2004
It wasn’t the first - there were several one-room school houses that preceded it. But Cordley School, 1837 Vermont St., is the oldest elementary school building still in use in Lawrence.
Deerfield School
June 29, 2004
Chances are, if you move near Deerfield School in northwest Lawrence, you can expect to see a lot of kids in your neighborhood — the school has the highest enrollment of all Lawrence’s elementary schools.
Kennedy School
June 29, 2004
At first glance, you might think that Kennedy School was named after former U.S. President John F. Kennedy. But the eastern Lawrence school, located near the Douglas County Fairgrounds at 1605 Davis Road, was named in honor of a long-time Lawrence educator.
Langston Hughes School
June 29, 2004
A western Lawrence school is named for one of the most influential men of letters of the 20th Century — Langston Hughes, an African-American writer and poet whose childhood years were spent in Lawrence.
Kansas City puts Randa on 15-day disabled list
June 29, 2004
The Kansas City Royals placed third baseman Joe Randa on the 15-day disabled list late Monday night because of torn cartilage in his right knee.
Pinckney School
June 29, 2004
Pinckney School, like its namesake, has a rich history as one of Lawrence’s oldest schools.
Diversions
June 29, 2004
¢ Teen Advisory Board will meet July 15 ¢ Live music for all ages ¢ Submit original poetry ¢ Spencer museum to have classes for children
Only in America …
June 29, 2004
The high point of the year for firework enthusiasts, the Fourth of July, is quickly approaching. Here’s a look at Independence Day traditions, trivia, facts and figures.
Broken Arrow School
June 29, 2004
If you drive by Broken Arrow School in south central Lawrence, you might notice its unique shape — and its unique name.
In the halls
June 29, 2004
Astros already impressed with Beltran
June 29, 2004
Carlos Beltran quickly made a big impression on his new Houston teammates.
Briefly
June 29, 2004
¢ Nightclub district’s dress code protested ¢ Public school vouchers ruled unconstitutional
Pastors sow seeds of change through caravan to Cuba
Humanitarian effort seeks lifting of embargo
June 29, 2004
Despite increasing U.S. restrictions and enforcement of a trade and travel embargo, a caravan of more than 100 people will take humanitarian aid to Cuba next month.
Neighborhoods seek growth plan
Proposed apartments spur Old West Lawrence, Pickney, Hillcrest into action
June 29, 2004
A coalition of central Lawrence neighborhoods is asking City Hall to take a stronger hand in guiding development there — and to prevent construction of a proposed apartment building in the meantime.
Chautauqua draws from near and far
Cemetery tour brings ‘Bleeding Kansas’ history to life
June 29, 2004
Lawrence’s six-day history lesson is about to come to an end. Today is the finale of the Bleeding Kansas Chautauqua commemorative review of the city and Kansas Territory during the pre-Civil War years.
Arson case testimony points to pyromania
Former KU student faces trial in Johnson County
June 29, 2004
It wasn’t revenge or money that caused a former Kansas University student to go on an arson spree earlier this year in Johnson and Douglas counties, according to courtroom testimony Monday.
Sooner than expected, Iraq regains sovereignty
June 29, 2004
Iraq’s new leaders reclaimed their nation two days early, accepting limited power Monday from U.S. occupiers, who wished them prosperity and handed them a staggering slate of problems — including a lethal insurgency the Americans admit they underestimated.
Game Show Network offers ‘extreme’ TV
June 29, 2004
When I was growing up in Nutley, N.J., I spent many of my idle summer hours at something called “recreation,” set up by the parks department to keep bored kids busy with board games, arts and crafts, softball and checkers. How did I know that I was really doing research for 21st-century television programming?
Lawrence Virtual School moves forward
June 29, 2004
Lawrence school board members on Monday approved a contract with a Virginia-based company that will provide curriculum for the district’s new virtual school.
SRS fears open child-welfare records could lead to lawsuits
June 29, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ administration said Monday it would keep a tight rein on records involving deaths and serious injuries of children in state custody despite a law that takes effect Thursday designed to open those records.
Community colleges expect enrollment surge
Tuition increases at 4-year universities may draw students to 2-year schools
June 29, 2004
As tuition goes up at the state’s six public universities, some community colleges are bracing for enrollment boosts, with a few saying that could lead to some problems.
Court rules terror detainees have right to court hearing
Decision major setback to Bush administration policy
June 29, 2004
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the war on terrorism did not give the government a “blank check” to hold a U.S. citizen and foreign-born terror suspects in legal limbo, a forceful denunciation of Bush administration tactics since the 9-11 attacks.
Justices reject tactic to sidestep Miranda
June 29, 2004
The Supreme Court narrowly upheld the Miranda warnings Monday, ruling that police officers may not use confessions they have obtained by questioning a suspect first and warning her of her rights to remain silent afterward.
People
June 29, 2004
¢ Michael Moore thanks critics ¢ The time is right ¢ No thank you, Bam
Persistent problem
How can Kansas most effectively get drunken drivers off the road?
June 29, 2004
Kansas apparently still hasn’t gotten a handle on how to reduce repeated drunken driving offenses.
Transfer of power leaves Iraq in disarray
June 29, 2004
With the formal end of U.S. occupation, it’s time to examine why things have gone so wrong over the past 15 months.
Bush should OK debate plan
June 29, 2004
One of Ronald Reagan’s less remembered legacies was his decision in 1984 to accept two televised presidential debates at a time he held an almost insurmountable lead over Democratic challenger Walter Mondale.
KU wants students to pay $283K bill
University wants to recoup fees from lawsuit on scholarship hall maintenance
June 29, 2004
Kansas University officials want former students and their attorneys to pay for a four-year court battle over management of a trust fund for Watkins and Miller scholarship halls.
Briefly
June 29, 2004
¢ U.S., Libya renew ties despite reports of plot ¢ India, Pakistan aim for Kashmir agreement ¢ Israeli airstrike hits building after rocket attack kills two ¢ Liberal Party wins most seats in election
Briefly
June 29, 2004
¢ Study finds extract can help ease hangover ¢ Attempt rescheduled for risky spacewalk ¢ 1st Amendment support rebounds, survey shows ¢ More women choosing to have C-sections
Kansas basketball to make Canadian trip
June 29, 2004
Kansas University’s men’s basketball players will be laboring in Canada over Labor Day weekend.
Ex-Jayhawk among qualifiers
Roberts ties for sixth at KGA’s amateur event
June 29, 2004
His college career has been over for three years, but former Kansas University golfer Conrad Roberts continues to find luck on the local links.
Slash’ Gordon: Receiver/d-back hopes to add baseball to resume
June 29, 2004
Charles Gordon did it all for Kansas University as a red-shirt freshman, making an impact as a standout receiver, cornerback and punt returner.
NATO offers training, support for Iraq military
June 29, 2004
NATO leaders pledged to back Iraq’s new interim leadership Monday, issuing a strong statement of political support and an offer of military training for the forces of the fledgling government.
Bell goes for cycle
Controversial triple completes feat
June 29, 2004
David Bell stood on third, waiting to see if he had the cycle.
Rays rough up Toronto
Crawford sparks Tampa Bay to 10-2 rout of Blue Jays
June 29, 2004
Carl Crawford shrugged off what is becoming a typical performance for Tampa Bay’s leadoff man.
Federer cruising at Wimbledon
Another grass win sets up Hewitt match; Roddick prevails
June 29, 2004
Defending champion Roger Federer extended his grass-court winning streak to 21 matches Monday, setting up a showdown with 2002 winner Lleyton Hewitt in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.
Royals’ post-Beltran slump continues
June 29, 2004
The Kansas City Royals are not just winless since trading Carlos Beltran. They’re being embarrassed.
Hillcrest School
June 29, 2004
Looking for a school in Lawrence that serves as a melting pot of cultures? Check out Hillcrest School, 1045 Hilltop Dr., which is in central Lawrence, just west of Kansas University’s campus.
New York School
June 29, 2004
It has a big city name. But New York School has a small town problem — the eastern Lawrence School been losing population for years. New York is nestled in one of Lawrence’s oldest neighborhoods, just a few blocks east of the city’s downtown. The school was named after New York Street, where it was built in 1937.
Briefcase
June 29, 2004
¢ Truckers start strike ¢ Sprout damage reported in northwest wheat crop ¢ Gasoline prices dropping ¢ United loan rejected
Daily ticker
June 29, 2004
Horoscopes
June 29, 2004
War’s brutality affects us all
June 29, 2004
Enough, it said. No more. That was the subject line. When I opened the e-mail, I found myself gazing upon a severed head held aloft by an anonymous hand.