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Text of Kerry’s remarks at Brown ceremony
May 17, 2004
(Updated Monday at 6:07 p.m.) The following is the text of remarks John Kerry, the presumed Democratic presidential nominee, made today in Topeka at a ceremony in the Kansas Statehouse on the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.
Text of Bush’s remarks at Brown celebration
May 17, 2004
(Updated Monday at 6:06 p.m.) The following text was provided by the White House of President Bush’s remarks today at the grand opening of the Brown v Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka.
Plans for western satellite library shelved
May 17, 2004
(Updated Monday at 2:24 p.m.) Plans have been scrapped for a West Lawrence “satellite” library, the city’s library director said Monday afternoon.
Latest round of Clinton tickets go quickly
May 17, 2004
(Updated Monday at 1:29 p.m.) A long line of Kansas University faculty, staff and student soaked up the 5,000 tickets made available today for President Clinton’s Friday speech at Allen Fieldhouse for the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics.
Bush praises those who fought to end segregation
May 17, 2004
(Updated Monday at 6:05 p.m.) TOPEKA - The celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education civil rights case will “mark a day that changed America for the better and forever,” President Bush said today.
Bush to speak at Brown dedication
May 17, 2004
(Updated Monday at 1:33 p.m.) WASHINGTON - President Bush is marking 50 years of school integration at the symbolic home of the movement, celebrating what became a turning point in national race relations.
Kerry: ‘Separate and unequal’ schools remain
May 17, 2004
(Updated Monday at 1:33 p.m.) TOPEKA - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said Monday the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision declaring school segregation unconstitutional comes amid too many instances of inequality in the nation and too many forces seeking to divide Americans.
Civil rights advocates unveil education plan
May 17, 2004
(Updated Monday at 1:33 p.m.) TOPEKA - A national coalition of civil rights groups outlined a plan Monday calling for new investments in public schools and making sure that poor neighborhoods and school districts receive their share of education dollars.
Storms possible tonight, throughout week
May 17, 2004
(Updated Monday at 7:39 a.m.) A windy warm day is in store for Lawrence today, with a chance for severe thunderstorms tonight.
Briefly
May 17, 2004
¢ Second-oldest person in world dies at 114 ¢ Customers not biting on $1,000 omelet
Victims’ families brace for 9-11 hearing
May 17, 2004
Families who never stopped imagining their loved ones’ last moments inside the burning World Trade Center are preparing to watch the most vivid reconstruction yet of that horrific day.
U.S. drug companies pledge to work on new AIDS pill
May 17, 2004
Three major U.S. pharmaceutical companies said Sunday they’ll work to develop a new combination AIDS drug offering a single daily dose, making for easier and lower-cost treatments for millions of people in Africa and the Caribbean.
Lewis and Clark’ land in Missouri
History enthusiatists mark anniversary with keelboat ride
May 17, 2004
With thunderous volleys from cannons and hearty “Hip, hip, hoorays” from a welcoming throng along the Missouri River, the three 1800s-style boats came ashore to a hero’s welcome Saturday, 200 years to the day when Meriwether Lewis and William Clark met up before their adventure through the uncharted West.
Busy Americans dining by the dashboard light
May 17, 2004
Angela Muggenburg eats a Sausage McGriddles on her way to work, and then drives through McDonald’s again for a grilled chicken sandwich — sans mayo and french fries — for lunch while running errands.
Irene M. Adams
May 17, 2004
Briefly
May 17, 2004
¢ Billy Graham treated for pain after fall ¢ Rangers climb to rescue pair stranded on Rainier ¢ Suitcase containing human remains found ¢ T. rex bones a bargain
Lawrence High School graduates
May 17, 2004
Here are the members of Lawrence High School’s Class of 2004, as reported by the school.
Free State High School graduates
May 17, 2004
Here are the members of Free State High School’s Class of 2004, as reported by the school.
Lawrence City Commission agenda
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢
May 17, 2004
The Lawrence City Commission will write off $189,000 in unpaid utility bills from 2002.
Horoscopes
May 17, 2004
Consumers opting for high-end products
May 17, 2004
I’ve been dreaming of a dryer. It’s not just any clothes dryer. It’s the upscale Maytag “Neptune Drying Center.”
Jays’ Halladay outduels Pedro
Boston standout Martinez suffers first career loss in Toronto, 3-1
May 17, 2004
Roy Halladay refused to be topped by Pedro Martinez again.
LHS senior setting sights on state title
Lions’ Spencer has high hopes heading into today’s Class 6A regional at Heritage Golf Club in Olathe
May 17, 2004
Don’t look away when it’s Nathaniel Spencer’s turn to hit. You just might miss it.
More choices equal more frustration
May 17, 2004
Next time the government comes up with a program for senior citizens, may I suggest testing it on some human subjects? If the planners can’t find any elderly volunteers, I could lend them some of my nearest and dearest.
Nader puts process over result
May 17, 2004
Ralph Nader is suing Texas after failing to meet the state’s requirements for getting on the November presidential ballot.
Justice’s commitment sealed Brown’s fate
May 17, 2004
It’s hard to fathom now, but the Supreme Court’s landmark decision banning segregation in public schools almost went the other way. Death, delay and old-fashioned political arm-twisting turned the tide.
People
May 17, 2004
¢ Lifetime achiever ¢ Voting scam alleged ¢ ‘Raymond’ to return ¢ ‘Troy’ slays competition
Piazza denies Clemens’ bid
Ninth-inning homer sparks Mets to 13-inning win
May 17, 2004
Mike Piazza waited until the brink of defeat to ruin Roger Clemens’ afternoon.
City briefs
May 17, 2004
¢ Vendor spots available for three flea markets ¢ Police department provides camp for youths ¢ Lawrence teacher to train fellow educators ¢ LMH offering symposium on stroke awareness ¢ KU engineering team wins design contest
Game gadgets
Companies tout latest products at expo
May 17, 2004
Most video game fanatics aren’t going to be satisfied with the latest crop of snazzy games: They want better gadgets, too.
K-State honor
The selection of Kansas State University as a testing center for mad cow disease is good news for the entire state.
May 17, 2004
Congratulations to Kansas State University officials on the school’s selection as one of five new centers to help test for mad cow disease.
Fitting tribute
Those choosing artwork to commemorate Lawrence’s 150th birthday should make sure the piece will be a fitting tribute that will stand the test of time.
May 17, 2004
News that the Lawrence Arts Commission will sponsor a contest to select a design for a piece of downtown art to commemorate the city’s 150th anniversary is both welcome and worrisome.
Food reaction
May 17, 2004
Band’s value
May 17, 2004
Faculty response
May 17, 2004
Stuck with the bill
May 17, 2004
Integration issues remain
May 17, 2004
The spectacular boom in America’s black middle class is testament to what integration and the end to separate and unequal schools helped accomplish over the past 50 years. Coupled with the civil-rights laws of the 1960s that sought to open college opportunities and jobs to people of color and women of all races, there’s no denying that America is a better place today.
Garcia ends drought in playoff
Spaniard claims first PGA victory in two years at Byron Nelson
May 17, 2004
About the only thing that went according to plan Sunday was Sergio Garcia tapping in for par on the 18th hole to win the Byron Nelson Championship.
Jones would use courts if left off U.S. roster
May 17, 2004
With each question Marion Jones gets about steroids, her denials become more emphatic.
Former Royals GM Robinson retires
May 17, 2004
Herk Robinson retired Sunday, ending a 35-year stay in the Kansas City Royals’ front office that included 10 years as general manager.
Pistons force Game 7, 81-75
May 17, 2004
Nothing deterred the Detroit Pistons — not their three straight losses, their three-overtime heartbreak or an early double-digit deficit — from forcing a Game 7 against the New Jersey Nets.
Tempers flare as Kings stave off elimination, 104-87
May 17, 2004
The second-round series between Sacramento and Minnesota is becoming as much about bad tempers as it is great basketball.
Smarty Jones could face large field at Belmont
May 17, 2004
Smarty Jones might face an unusually large field in the Belmont Stakes when he attempts to become the first Triple Crown champion in 26 years.
Sharks even series at 2-all
Four-goal second period leads San Jose to 4-2 win over Calgary
May 17, 2004
If the San Jose Sharks can figure out how to overcome the home-ice disadvantage in the Western Conference finals, Mike Rathje believes they’re ready to put this series away.
Lakers end Spurs’ run
May 17, 2004
The Lakers completed an improbable comeback late Saturday night, sending the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs home for the summer.
Athletics sweep Royals
Zito, rookie Crosby lead Oakland, 6-2
May 17, 2004
Bobby Crosby’s biggest defensive gaffe of the season led to his best day at the plate.
Jayhawks snag series
KU wins decisive game with Mizzou, 4-3
May 17, 2004
It took Kansas University’s baseball team until it’s second-to-last weekend of the season to win a Big 12 Conference series, but the Jayhawks picked the right time finally to do it.
Jayhawks on brink of recruiting bonanza
May 17, 2004
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team is on the verge of hitting the jackpot in recruiting.
Jayhawk briefs
May 17, 2004
¢ KU softball squad misses NCAA Tournament field ¢ KU’s 1st Novice 8 sweeps
Friends honor life’s work of former KU dean
May 17, 2004
Kansas University legend Emily Taylor was frank and persuasive, diligent and determined. She saw no boundaries to what could be accomplished, those who knew and worked with her said Sunday afternoon during a memorial service.
Lawrence shows heart through benefits
Recent fund-raisers help young transplant patient
May 17, 2004
Central Junior High School is doing art for heart. It’s another in a string of fund-raisers to help 12-year-old Rose Naughtin, a student at the school who recently received her second heart transplant in eight years.
County to decide how to spend wireless 911 fees
New equipment for dispatchers expected to save up to 25 lives per year
May 17, 2004
Dialing 911 from a wireless phone in Douglas County soon could communicate more than just a voice.
Pump Patrol seeks deals
May 17, 2004
The Journal-World has found gasoline prices as low as $1.92 a gallon at Citgo, 2005 W. Ninth St., and Presto Phillips, 602 W. Ninth St.
On the money
May 17, 2004
A direct purchase plan (DPP) is a convenient way for investors to buy stock directly from a company without going through a broker.
Brown case not enough, Jesse Jackson tells Kansans
May 17, 2004
Americans must “return to the streets” to fight for better schools and against poverty to fulfill the promise of the historic Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Sunday.
Agencies take steps to end racial profiling
May 17, 2004
A year after a study found black and Hispanic drivers were three times more likely to be stopped by the Kansas Highway Patrol than other drivers, agency leaders say they’re taking steps to fight racial profiling.
Programs fight obesity, increase brain power
May 17, 2004
More than a dozen third-graders galloped and hopped around Mary Lyons’ classroom last week as strains of the “William Tell Overture” filled the air.
Gays to marry with state’s blessing
May 17, 2004
After months of eager anticipation mixed with nagging worries that this day may never come, gay couples across Massachusetts and beyond converged Sunday night on Cambridge to apply for the nation’s first state-sanctioned same-sex marriage licenses.
Report: U.S. rewrote rules for prisoners
May 17, 2004
The Iraq prisoner abuse scandal shifted Sunday to the question of whether the Bush administration set up a legal foundation that opened the door for the mistreatment.
Greenpeace prosecuted for protest tactics
Old maritime law against ‘sailor mongering’ dusted off for the occasion
May 17, 2004
When the wave-tossed Greenpeace activists boarded a container ship off Miami Beach two years ago, they didn’t know it could lead to prosecution under a 132-year-old law aimed at keeping boarding houses from luring sailors to shore.
Volunteers needed for memorial golf event
May 17, 2004
The Tisha L. Downing Memorial Golf Tournament will be June 19 at Alvamar Country Club. Volunteers are needed to assist with the four-person scramble, fun hole contests and other needs at the event. This year’s tournament will benefit both Therapeutic Horse Riding Instruction of Lawrence, THRIL, and the Tisha L. Downing Memorial Scholarship Fund, which is awarded to a graduating Eudora High School student. THRIL provides certified horseback riding instruction for children and adults with disabilities.
Douglas E. Young
May 17, 2004
John L. Baldwin
May 17, 2004
Filmmakers take precautions to protect Tibetans’ idenitities
May 17, 2004
Two filmmakers at Cannes took extreme precautions Sunday to make sure the people they interviewed for a rare documentary filmed in Tibet would not face a crackdown by Chinese authorities.
PBS puts reality spin on history
May 17, 2004
Part “Survivor” and part history lesson, the new re-enactment series “Colonial House” (7 p.m., PBS, check local listings) chronicles the lives of 25 modern-day Americans and one Briton as they re-create the experiences of colonial settlers on the rocky coast of Maine. Unlike their 17th-century counterparts, these immigrants arrive with wooden houses waiting for them, along with tons of foodstuffs.
Prison reformers hope attention to Iraq abuses spurs changes at home
May 17, 2004
The spotlight on abuse of detainees at a U.S. military prison in Iraq has spurred hopes that some attention will spill over to prisons stateside, where reformers say get-tough policies and public indifference have let longstanding problems fester.
Musicians rock for relief
We Are the Future’ concert to benefit children in war zones
May 17, 2004
Nearly two decades after music greats gathered to record the hit song “We are the World” to benefit Africa’s hungry, a new generation of stars came together Sunday for a follow-up concert to benefit children in war zones.
On the record
May 17, 2004
Area briefs
May 17, 2004
¢ Resident checking mail victim of hit-and-run ¢ New official at Baker to manage enrollment ¢ Fire damages second-floor apartment ¢ Area residents awarded for rural preservation ¢ Vacant apartment fire called ‘suspicious’ ¢ Hearing-loss fair today
Cheers and tears for grads
766 students get walking papers
May 17, 2004
Arvelle Trotter had played out the moment in his mind since he was a child. After all, he and the other high school seniors have heard for years that graduation is one of the biggest — if not THE biggest — moment of their lives.
Iranian leader sides with rebels in Iraq
May 17, 2004
Iran’s supreme religious leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, weighed in on the side of anti-American Shiite rebels in Iraq, chastising the United States for “stupidity” and “shamelessness” for its actions across the southern part of the country.
Powell scolds Arafat, Israel for blocking peace
May 17, 2004
Secretary of State Colin Powell came up short in his latest foray into Middle East peacemaking, blocked by Yasser Arafat from reshaping Palestinian security forces and waiting for Ariel Sharon to devise a new plan to pull Israel out of Gaza.
Behavioral drugs’ use, costs soar
May 17, 2004
As more children pop pills for attention deficit and other behavior disorders, new figures show spending on those drugs has for the first time edged out the cost of antibiotics and asthma medications for children.