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Moffet confirmed to serve on KCC
June 30, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 3:12 p.m.) Michael Moffet of Lawrence was confirmed today to serve on the Kansas Corporation Commission. Moffet, 53, had been a consultant for SBC Communications Inc. After his appointment last week by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, some raised concerns about his ability to be impartial on telecommunications issues that would come before the KCC.
Local fans hot to see ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’
June 30, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 1:53 p.m.) About 50 people gathered in a line outside Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence this morning, waiting to buy tickets for tonight’s opening of the controversial Michael Moore documentary, “Fahrenheit 9/11.”
Kline issues funds to pregnancy help groups after governor’s veto
June 30, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.) Taking direct aim at Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Attorney General Phill Kline issued checks Wednesday to four women’s health care clinics that do not provide or advocate abortions. Last month, Sebelius vetoed a provision in the budget that would have provided $300,000 for grants to such nonprofit clinics.
Former transportation secretary mounts campaign against Brownback
June 30, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 10:38 a.m.) Former Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Horace Edwards is mounting an independent campaign against U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan.
Five more die in construction zone area
June 30, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 11:48 a.m.) PEABODY - A six-vehicle crash in a construction zone on U.S. 50 killed at least five people, a day after a similar collision left two dead at the same location, the Kansas Highway Patrol said Wednesday.
City commissioners consider encouraging water conservation
June 30, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 9:29 a.m.) Lawrence city commissioners said this morning they’re interested in structuring water rates to encourage conservation.
Sticky conditions expected today
June 30, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 8:53 a.m.) To turn the air conditioner back on or not to turn it on? That’s the question many Lawrence residents will have to ask themselves today. “It will feel hot and sticky outside,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “Although temperatures will be in the mid 80s, it will feel a lot warmer, with the dew points in the 60s.”
Youth camp a hit
Youngsters flock to FSHS
June 30, 2004
Something was drastically wrong Tuesday at the youth football camp run by Lawrence and Free State high schools.
Briefly
June 30, 2004
¢ Microsoft reaches $34M settlement ¢ Pope welcomes Orthodox patriarch
Briefly
June 30, 2004
¢ ACLU challenges ban on nude teen camps ¢ Poisonous fumes kill 3 after train collision
Designers return to old favorites: sex and money
June 30, 2004
Dolce & Gabbana set the tone for the summer of 2005, with the designing duo’s poolside show opening the week of menswear preview showings.
Movie-star wannabes get a life on AMC
June 30, 2004
You’ve heard of Civil War re-enactors. But are you ready for movie re-enactors? The new series “Into Character” (9 p.m., AMC) gives obsessive film buffs the chance to live out scenes from their favorite movies. And if you think that’s sad in a “get-a-life” kind of way, don’t dare watch tonight’s installment, in which two underemployed slackers spend two weeks of intensive training to “become” characters from “The Blues Brothers.” Let’s see, that makes them fake versions of fake versions of real blues musicians.
Report: Terror suspects may be moved from Guantanamo Bay
Fort Leavenworth cited as potential location
June 30, 2004
Senior Bush administration officials are considering moving hundreds of detainees from a facility in Cuba to prisons within the United States in response to Supreme Court rulings this week that granted military prisoners access to U.S. courts, officials said Tuesday.
Restaurant gets head start on smoking restrictions
June 30, 2004
Shawn Harrel sat down for dinner at La Familia Cafe and Cantina and noticed something was missing.
Cassini spacecraft to be maneuvered into Saturn’s orbit
June 30, 2004
After an almost seven-year, 2.2 billion-mile journey, the Cassini spacecraft is zooming toward a historic rendezvous with Saturn tonight.
Watkins museum may move from downtown landmark
County considers agencies’ financing needs during budget hearings
June 30, 2004
Douglas County commissioners are asking the Watkins Community Museum of History to cook up cost estimates for building renovations that could accommodate displays and programs for decades to come.
Saddam to face charges Thursday in Iraqi court
June 30, 2004
Saddam Hussein, the leader of a brutal regime for 35 years, will be transferred to Iraqi legal custody today and publicly arraigned Thursday in connection with crimes against the Iraqi people, Iyad Allawi said at his first news conference as prime minister.
Visiting Nurses bailout unlikely
County praises agency’s work, pans request for extra funds
June 30, 2004
Marjorie Eder, fresh off of surgery last month on her left hand, is keeping a close eye on budget talks involving Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn.
Supreme Court rejects Internet porn law
June 30, 2004
Wide-open free speech remains the rule on the Internet, the Supreme Court said Tuesday, as it barred prosecutors from enforcing a federal law that would make it a crime for commercial Web sites to post sexually explicit material where children and teenagers could see it.
Military tribunal to hear terror detainee cases
June 30, 2004
The U.S. military has formed a five-member military tribunal to preside over the first trials of terror suspects detained at its naval base in Guantanamo Bay, officials said Tuesday. An Australian and two alleged bodyguards of Osama bin Laden will be the first defendants.
Fahrenheit 9/11’ turns up heat on president
June 30, 2004
Michael Moore is the most dangerous man in America … at least he is to the sitting president. And sitting is a fitting description of how the filmmaker views George W. Bush.
13-U Rebels win battle of Lawrence SCABA Pony League teams
June 30, 2004
Two of Lawrence’s traveling teams faced off when the Thunder took on the 13-U Kansas Rebels squad June 21. Befitting the traveling teams, the game wasn’t in Lawrence. It was at the Shawnee County Amateur Baseball Assn. complex in Topeka, where both teams play in the association’s Pony League Division.
Government must give Iraqis sense of hope
June 30, 2004
At the end of America’s Constitutional Convention in 1787, the story goes, a woman approached Benjamin Franklin and asked him what kind of government the Founders had just delivered. “A republic, madam, if you can keep it,” Franklin is said to have replied.
Music history
June 30, 2004
Police recover $18,000 grill taken from barbecue champ
June 30, 2004
In a town where barbecue is an art, some consider what happened to Paul Kirk a tragedy. Someone stole his grill.
Cubs make most of Astros’ lapse
Dropped fly ball decisive in Chicago’s 7-5 victory over Houston
June 30, 2004
Moises Alou is in his third season playing the tricky left-field position at Wrigley Field, and it still causes him problems.
U.S. presses military retirees back into service
June 30, 2004
Digging deeper for help in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army is recalling to active duty about 5,600 people who recently left the service and still have a reserve obligation.
On the record
June 30, 2004
Cubs keep league lead with win
June 30, 2004
The league-leading Cubs beat the Lions, 10-8, in a Douglas County Amateur Baseball Assn. game June 23 at Youth Sports Inc. The Cubs capitalized on good defense, timely hitting and a strong pitching performance from starter Steve Melton, improving to 12-2 on the season.
Lawrence Thunder working hard in first year for present, future
June 30, 2004
With the 13-U Kansas Rebels leading by five runs in the sixth inning against the Lawrence Thunder on June 21, a Rebels batter popped a ball up in foul territory down the first-base line. Thunder catcher John Flory dove head-first after the ball, but missed it by inches, and the Rebels closed out the game in the next inning.
Horoscopes
June 30, 2004
Task force to study options for vo-tech
Chamber says businesses in need of skilled workers
June 30, 2004
A recently appointed 31-member task force of area business leaders and educators will examine the creation of a vocational-technical school in Lawrence.
Outlaws sweep Paola
Lawrence claims 9-8, 8-2 baseball victories
June 30, 2004
The two games of the Lawrence Outlaws’ doubleheader with Paola on Tuesday were as different as night and day — and not just because the lights were needed for the nightcap at Free State High.
KU basketball officials planning Canada trip
June 30, 2004
It takes time to plan a trip to a foreign country, even one as close to the United States as Canada.
Baker lands Lions’ Holland
June 30, 2004
Lawrence High’s Derek Holland will play baseball for Baker University in 2005, Wildcat head coach Phil Hannon announced Tuesday.
Commentary: Fortunes now reversed in Chicago
Unlikely only one week ago, White Sox have moved past Cubs into the spotlight
June 30, 2004
My, that was fast. Hard to believe it was only last Wednesday night that the Cubs were four innings away from a tie for first place. And the White Sox?
Buehrle shuts down Twins
White Sox reach first place in Central Division
June 30, 2004
Mark Buehrle opened an important series for the Chicago White Sox by quickly disposing of the Minnesota Twins.
Briefly
June 30, 2004
¢ Court rejects attempt to stop gay marriages ¢ Mistrial declared in gang-rape case ¢ Mattel must pay nearly $2M to artist
Briefly
June 30, 2004
¢ Beheading victim’s dad calls handover a sham ¢ Free circumcisions offered for votes ¢ More rockets strike during Sharon visit ¢ U.S. expels guards at Iran’s U.N. mission
Briefly
June 30, 2004
¢ Leopards kill 10 while straying from park ¢ U.N. helicopter crashes, killing 24 aboard ¢ Powell wants militia groups subdued ¢ Kidnappers release politician’s relatives
Briefly
June 30, 2004
¢ Twelve indicted in corruption case ¢ U.S. finds truckers, pilots with terror links ¢ Cash-advances firm agrees to reforms ¢ Boy Scouts sued for nearly $14M ¢ Judge told to restore God reference in oaths
Daily ticker
June 30, 2004
Lexus leads in dependability
Toyota still winning race of having most reliable vehicles, survey says
June 30, 2004
Toyota Motor Corp. remains the automaker with the most dependable vehicles, led by its Lexus luxury brand, though Detroit’s Big Three manufacturers all showed improvement in the past year, according to the latest J.D. Power and Associates vehicle dependability study, released Tuesday.
Correction
June 30, 2004
Kansas University’s request for Bank of America’s attorney fees to be paid by former residents of Watkins and Miller scholarship halls, reported in Tuesday’s newspaper, was a made in a filing in the original court case brought by the students, not as part of a new lawsuit brought by the university.
Rockets add McGrady in 7-player deal
Houston sends Francis to Orlando, hopes new guard helps Yao
June 30, 2004
Tracy McGrady is leaving his hometown team for Houston in a blockbuster trade that sends Steve Francis to the Orlando Magic and gives the Rockets one of the NBA’s most intriguing duos.
Roadside bomb kills three Marines
June 30, 2004
A roadside bomb ripped through a U.S. military convoy Tuesday, killing three Marines and providing graphic evidence that the formal end of the U.S. occupation has not halted attacks on American forces in Iraq.
Kebob recipes
June 30, 2004
¢ Greek Shish Kebob ¢ Sirloin Kebobs with Pineapple ¢ Greek-Style Beef Kebobs ¢ Vegetable Kebobs ¢ Seafood Kebobs ¢ Tandoori Chicken Kebobs with Cauliflower & Red Peppers ¢ Asian Beef Kebobs
Companies have few limits in labeling items ‘low-carb’
June 30, 2004
You see the term everywhere: Low-carb breads, low-carb pasta, low-carb salad dressing. Diets featuring restrictions on carbohydrate consumption have existed for more than 30 years.
People
June 30, 2004
¢ Princess Di memorial opens ¢ Counterfeit suspected in Salvador Dali show ¢ Wedding bells
88s end nine-day break with win
June 30, 2004
University Bank 88s taking on the Topeka Stars in a SCABA league game. The 88s had a postgame celebration for two of their players’ birthdays and a win, defeating the Stars, 13-2.
River Cats hold off Sidewinders, win 5-4
June 30, 2004
The Sidewinders and River Cats took a break from inter-league action June 24 to make up a May 18 rescheduled Houk/Ice League game. Despite a Sidewinders’ attempt at a comeback late in the game, the River Cats won 5-4.
Tournament success leads to World Series berth
June 30, 2004
The University Bank 88s won their second tournament in Martin City, Mo., this season the weekend of June 11-13, and next weekend they have a chance to win their second Ottawa tournament. The 88s’ success in tournaments already has paid off with a berth in the USSSA World Series in July in Hutchinson.
Longtime Instructor leaves league
June 30, 2004
Marlenne Dominguez’s five-and-a-half years as an instructor for the Lawrence Park and Recreation Department’s Unified league came to an end Friday. Dominguez, who was overwhelmed with farewell hugs from many of the children as she got ready to leave for Maryland on Friday, began her career as an instructor in January 1999.
10-U Rebels win third Johnson County tournament
June 30, 2004
Three is the magic number for the 10-U Kansas Rebels. In their third year as a team, the Rebels won their third Johnson County 3&2 tournament June 17-19, made their third trip to the state tournament and also will compete in their third national tournament later this summer.
Rebels split four games in Omaha
June 30, 2004
The College World Series was not the only baseball that was being played in Omaha the weekend of June 18-20. The 14-U Kansas Rebels went 2-2 against teams from across the country in the Easton Super Series Network tournament.
Chautauqua applause
Although they probably are tired today, the organizers of the Chautauqua events in Lawrence should be proud of the program’s successful run.
June 30, 2004
The organizers of the past week’s Chautauqua events in Lawrence did a wonderful job of bringing our local history to life.
Extended hours
It was encouraging to see road crews burning the midnight oil Monday in an apparent attempt to move along completion of the Sixth Street project.
June 30, 2004
Perhaps city officials and contractors are getting the message about the public’s impatience with road construction projects that stretch on for weeks or months beyond their estimated completion dates.
Wise system
June 30, 2004
U.S. insecurity
June 30, 2004
Smokers allowed
June 30, 2004
Trained Iraqi forces a priority
June 30, 2004
How do we succeed militarily in Iraq? Given the nature of counterinsurgency, this question is inseparable from succeeding in broader political and economic terms as well.
Controversial sculpture at Washburn removed on schedule
June 30, 2004
Visitors to the campus of Washburn University have seen the last of a sculpture that some Roman Catholics deemed disrespectful.
Plaintiffs: Students left behind under school-finance system
Attorney argues state fails nearly half of Kansas’ children
June 30, 2004
The system for funding Kansas’ public schools remains “blatantly unconstitutional,” as a judge ruled in December, attorneys for parents and school administrators suing the state over the finance formula argued Tuesday in documents filed with the state Supreme Court.
Economists predict Fed will increase interest rates
June 30, 2004
Poised to raise interest rates for the first time in four years, the Federal Reserve on Tuesday began debating how fast and how high. But one issue wasn’t in doubt — the man controlling the debate was still Alan Greenspan.
Commodities
June 30, 2004
Briefcase
June 30, 2004
¢ Consumer confidence reaches two-year high ¢ Hallmark to transfer IT jobs in Kansas City ¢ Farmland to mail checks
Inspiring leader
June 30, 2004
Giambi diagnosed with parasites
June 30, 2004
Ailing Yankees first baseman Jason Giambi was diagnosed with parasites and out of the starting lineup Tuesday night when New York played Boston.
France tussling about tippling
Doctors’ groups protest loosening restrictions on alcohol advertising
June 30, 2004
Embattled French winemakers, struggling with sagging sales but backed by a powerful alliance of lawmakers, have a message for those who like a tipple: Drink more.
Gunmen open fire on mourners
Three wounded in shooting incidents surrounding teen’s funeral
June 30, 2004
Police are looking for suspects who shot three people when they opened fire outside a funeral home, then another residence, where loved ones had gathered to mourn a murdered teen.
State and area briefs
June 30, 2004
¢ Fireworks citation brings battery charge ¢ Police look for suspect accused of sodomy ¢ Highway Patrol updates report on fatal accident ¢ Grand jury indicts suspect on gun charges ¢ Fort Hays student pleads in beating death
Royals put end to skid
Rookie Wood earns win in K.C.’s 4-3 victory
June 30, 2004
It was a night of firsts for the Kansas City Royals. Mike Wood got his first victory as a starter and as a Royal. John Buck got his first major-league hit. Shawn Camp earned his first save in the big leagues.
Ex-Jayhawk Davison to hold area clinic
June 30, 2004
He has another month before training camp, but Andrew Davison is eager for his second season with the Dallas Cowboys to start
KU officially collects Border War trophy
June 30, 2004
Kansas University associate athletic director Jim Marchiony officially accepted the Border War trophy Tuesday night at the Kansas City Sports Commission’s awards banquet.
Williams-Capriati showdown next
Serena sets mark for fastest serve by woman at Wimbledon
June 30, 2004
Two-time defending champion Serena Williams served 12 aces — including one clocked at a Wimbledon women’s record of 126 mph — and overwhelmed 16-year-old Tatiana Golovin, 6-2, 6-1, Tuesday to advance to the Wimbledon quarterfinals.
Valedictorian offered diploma but no apology
June 30, 2004
A valedictorian who was denied her high school diploma after she criticized her school during a graduation speech will receive her sheepskin Thursday, but she still doesn’t have an apology, she said.
Free association
June 30, 2004
Next up: Al Sharpton reality show
June 30, 2004
Al Sharpton, who failed in his last bid for a new job — U.S. president — now has a job on a reality TV show that guides people on career makeovers.
Local briefs
June 30, 2004
¢ Eudora council OKs sewer rate increase ¢ Confirmation hearing today for KCC nominee ¢ Board renames former East Heights School
King services
June 30, 2004
Ramona Frances Mitchell
June 30, 2004
Muriel Hansen
June 30, 2004
Bonnie Lee Hull
June 30, 2004
City briefs
June 30, 2004
¢ Baldwin Junction wreck sends two to hospitals ¢ Sword-wielding suspect charged with assault ¢ Lawrence City Band to celebrate America ¢
Twisted tale takes new turn
Body found in home of woman who lied about Bataan Death March
June 30, 2004
Days after an elderly social service worker admitted concocting a story about surviving the Bataan Death March, the decomposed body of a woman was found in her home.
City decision goes to the dogs
Commissioners put limit on how long animals can be chained
June 30, 2004
Pet owners will be prohibited from chaining their dogs all day under an ordinance given unanimous initial approval Tuesday by the Lawrence City Commission.
Chautauqua has dramatic finish
John Brown’ recounts his life’s work as history festival concludes
June 30, 2004
Under normal circumstances Joyce Bohling would be the last person you’d expect to see leading a murderous attack on Lawrence during the Civil War.
Incoming kindergartners better prepared than ever
June 30, 2004
Shannon Bruhns knows her 5-year-old daughter, Madison, is curious about kindergarten. “She asks about her teacher and what the name of her teacher is,” Bruhns said. “She’s also asking about the kids. She’s excited about it.”
Shish, boom, kebob
This summer, grilling favorite can be as varied as our culture
June 30, 2004
It’s hard to get more bang for your buck during summer grilling season than the kebob. You’ve got your skewer, you’ve got your meat and a few slices of vegetables, plus a heat source — and you’ve got yourself the makings of an entire meal.
Magazines feature area ranch, K.C. barbecue, side dishes
June 30, 2004
If you’re trolling through the July cooking magazines looking for recipes to try on July Fourth, you’ll notice that our neck of the woods gets prominent mention in two of them.
Red, white and blue mixed in to all-American potato salad
June 30, 2004
Garden wonders never cease. Consider this: Potatoes, America’s favorite vegetable, come in red, white and blue — call it serendipity or, perhaps, patriotic planters.
Commission offers advice on berries
June 30, 2004
The Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission provided the following tips on raspberries and blackberries
Jayni’s Kitchen’ sparks ideas for July Fourth
June 30, 2004
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Jayni’s Star-Spangled Grill.”
Idealism survives in Iraq
June 30, 2004
To land back in Washington after a few days in Iraq is a jarring experience, and not just because of the 30-degree difference in temperature. Conversation here seems to dwell on measuring failure, apportioning blame, and calculating the effect on American politics and American power. In Iraq, the focus tends to be on what is at stake for Iraq and on how to achieve progress there.
Festive recipes for family fun
June 30, 2004
Come the Fourth of July and other summer party days, food plays a major role, so plan to offer plenty of festive fare for the family to enjoy.
Wie just one teen to watch
June 30, 2004
Michelle Wie is the most famous teenager in golf.
At stroke of midnight, it’s outside for smokers
Enforcement of ban to be on complaint basis
June 30, 2004
At midnight tonight, indoor smoking at most public places will become illegal in Lawrence.
Kirkpatrick’s fourth-inning single gives Ladyhawks victory
June 30, 2004
In the top of the fourth inning, the Titans’ Jaylyn Brecheisen hit a ball sharply up the middle that bounced off the opposing Ladyhawks pitcher Tiana Hupfauf, and rolled to second base Zoe Reed, who threw to first for the out.That unpredictable, pinball-like play personified the game between the two 10-U Lawrence Girls Fast Pitch Assn. softball teams June 20 at Lawrence High School.