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Man charged with drunken driving in injury accident
May 19, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 6:24 p.m.) A driver with three prior drunken driving convictions has been charged with hitting a pedestrian with an SUV Monday night while driving drunk.
Supreme Court blocks school finance order
May 19, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 2:10 p.m.) TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a lower court order that would have closed the state’s public schools after June 30.
Olin wants stun guns for police
May 19, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 10:34 a.m.) Lives could be saved and injuries reduced if the Lawrence Police Department was equipped with stun guns, Chief Ron Olin said this morning.
Lyon will not seek re-election to Senate
May 19, 2004
(Updated Saturday at 2:56 p.m.) Senator Bob Lyon of Kansas’ 3rd Senate District said today he would not seek reelection next fall due to changes in his full-time employment.
Warm and muggy conditions continue overnight
May 19, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 5:18 p.m.) If you like saunas, just walk outside — warm temperatures and high humidity are creating sticky, muggy conditions in Lawrence.
Bush nominates Greenspan for fifth term as Fed chair
May 19, 2004
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, who has helped steer the economy for 17 years under four presidents, was nominated Tuesday for a fifth term by President Bush.
Judge lifts drug offender’s life term
Junction City mother, punished under now-defunct law, had served 11 years
May 19, 2004
A Junction City woman serving a life sentence for trying to buy $40 worth of cocaine has been set free.
Pump Patrol seeks deals
May 19, 2004
The Journal-World has found gasoline prices as low as $1.92 a gallon at Conoco Breakplace, 2330 Iowa, and Presto Phillips, 602 W. Ninth St.
SBC union delivers notice to begin strike
May 19, 2004
The union that represents 102,000 employees of SBC Communications Inc. is poised to tell the nation’s No. 2 local phone company that it will strike over job security, health care and other issues.
Briefcase
May 19, 2004
¢ Deal approved to sell Farmland equipment ¢ LHS students win entrepreneur awards ¢ AT&T, Sprint agree on wireless cooperation ¢ Housing starts slow
New to the market
Seasonal event attracts a variety of area products
May 19, 2004
One of the things that many people love about Lawrence is the Farmers Market. The market has a joyous kind of all-American, small-town feel. “I see people in the morning come down to the market, and I hear that they have come down to meet each other, catch up, have a cup of coffee and tap their toes to the music,” says Emily Miller, market coordinator.
Anderson services
May 19, 2004
Briefly
May 19, 2004
¢ Governor rejects stay for mentally ill killer ¢ Task force formed for Great Lakes cleanup ¢ University bugged by cicada hoax
Briefly
May 19, 2004
¢ Kerry, Nader to meet today ¢ Bush, Senate strike compromise on judges ¢ Justice report tracks human trafficking in U.S.
Intelligence chief worried by attack prospects
May 19, 2004
The top intelligence official at the Homeland Security Department, worried about an increased risk of attack in coming months, says al-Qaida wants to strike on U.S. soil with something other than a conventional explosive — perhaps with a chemical or biological weapon.
Clinton lecture Lawrence’s hot ticket
5,000 free passes fly out of Allen Fieldhouse
May 19, 2004
They’re gone. The last 5,000 tickets for former President Clinton’s appearance this week at Allen Fieldhouse were handed out Tuesday.
KU traditions to march on during commencement
May 19, 2004
Four thousand Jayhawks will be marching down Campanile hill on Sunday on their way to Memorial Stadium, a Kansas University diploma and post-college life.
Commodities
May 19, 2004
Pastry chef serves ideas for brunch on ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
May 19, 2004
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Easy, Do-Ahead Brunch with Chef Marilyn Naron.”
Woodling: Big 12 draftees won’t go early
May 19, 2004
With the NBA draft coming up next month, you may be wondering how many former Big 12 Conference basketball players are projected as first-round selections.
Unit of greatness
Arizona’s Johnson stymies Braves in perfect game
May 19, 2004
Randy Johnson had pretty much done it all — Cy Young Awards, a no-hitter, strikeout records, a World Series championship.
City briefs
May 19, 2004
¢ Students win prizes at Project Graduation ¢ Group seeks black history memorabilia ¢ KU sets final exam ¢ Chairman selected for design department ¢ History professor visits ‘River City Weekly’
County approval sought for new Cingular tower
May 19, 2004
Cingular Wireless wants to perch a new 250-foot-tall communications tower on a farm field about three miles south of Lone Star Lake.
Gay marriage opponents hope for Election Day backlash
May 19, 2004
With gays and lesbians now legally wed in Massachusetts, foes of gay marriage vowed Tuesday to campaign hard, in state and national elections, for candidates willing to reverse the tide.
Preachers to tackle same-sex marriage
Like general population, clergy also hold differing views of gay weddings
May 19, 2004
Alarmed by the gay marriages taking place this week in Massachusetts and worried other Americans aren’t upset enough about them, the Rev. Scott Hanks plans to use his pulpit Sunday to do something about it.
Odd Couple’ co-star Tony Randall dies
May 19, 2004
When Tony Randall won an Emmy for playing Felix Unger in “The Odd Couple” just after the TV series was canceled, he deadpanned, “I’m so happy. Now if only I had a job.”
Bid to change Westar board fails
Shareholders reject attorney’s effort
May 19, 2004
A long-shot bid from a Topeka attorney to join the board of Westar Energy Inc. failed Tuesday, as shareholders also rejected a proposal to allow board nominations from the floor at the company’s annual meetings.
Simple spinach creations
May 19, 2004
Greens are among the first garden vegetables to be harvested each spring, signaling the beginning of the fresh-salad season. This also is our best opportunity to enjoy fresh spinach, which is more tender and milder in flavor when it’s eaten in season and soon after it’s picked.
Lawrence offers food program
Summer service helps feed children
May 19, 2004
During the school year, eligible children receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. But those programs cease when school ends for the summer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program helps fill the hunger gap.
Salads add spark to meal
May 19, 2004
On too many dinner tables the salad is an afterthought, a random toss of greens and garden castoffs offered for seemingly no other reason than that the host thinks it ought to be.
Short & sweet
May 19, 2004
¢ Vinegar has versatility ¢ Tater Tots turn 50 ¢ Cancer institute makes pitch for men’s health
Schmidt one-hits Cubs
Bonds returns to lineup in Giants’ 1-0 victory
May 19, 2004
Jason Schmidt’s only flaw was his timing.
Response to 9-11 attacks probed
May 19, 2004
The Sept. 11 commission took a hard look at how the city handled the World Trade Center attack and found systemic flaws may have proved fatal that day.
People
May 19, 2004
¢ Osbournes are scooped ¢ Breath-defying stunt ¢ 007 turns 51 ¢ Trump towers in suburbs
City briefs
May 19, 2004
¢ Rural house fire causes $20,000 damage ¢ Teen pleads no contest to Honda, Acura thefts ¢ Police department plans D.U.I. checkpoint
Briefly
May 19, 2004
¢ Recovered Faberge eggs on display at Kremlin ¢ Pope celebrates 84th birthday ¢ Typhoon kills at least 13 ¢ Sudan off terror list
Sosa expected to go on DL
May 19, 2004
Turns out, Sammy Sosa’s injury is nothing to sneeze at.
Sonia Gandhi abandons bid for prime minister
May 19, 2004
Sonia Gandhi said Tuesday she would “humbly decline” to be the next prime minister of India, a decision that stunned her supporters and followed Hindu nationalist outrage over the prospect of a foreign-born woman leading the nation.
Refining crunch
The supply of oil flowing from the Mideast is only one factor in rising gasoline prices.
May 19, 2004
One of Americans’ most treasured freedoms is the freedom to jump in the car and drive wherever they want. So when gasoline prices start to rise, as they have recently, it doesn’t take long for Americans to feel the pain.
Same-sex unions reflect conservative ethic
May 19, 2004
Let’s just say that the man selling newspapers at the entrance of the Government Center subway station hadn’t yet caught the spirit of the day. Marriage comes with three rings, he was telling a customer, “engagement ring, wedding ring, suffering.”
Bush failures
May 19, 2004
Call the vote
May 19, 2004
Clinton chant?
May 19, 2004
A bad taste
May 19, 2004
Core values
May 19, 2004
Checking our moral compass
May 19, 2004
For weeks now, I’ve been making a list, checking it twice. The 18-year-old is graduating. Is his mother sending him into the world with the ability to …
Mental health challenges remain
May 19, 2004
Your newspaper has performed an exceptional public service over the past year by highlighting issues that profoundly affect individuals with disabilities and their families.
Ayatollah demands end to fighting in holy city
May 19, 2004
Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, Iraq’s supreme Shiite religious leader, demanded Tuesday that all armed forces leave the holy city of Najaf and called on fellow Shiites not to join in a bloody uprising there against U.S. forces. It was his first public effort to end a weeks-old rebellion mounted by the radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.
Iraqis want death penalty for prison abuse suspects
May 19, 2004
On the eve of the first court-martial in the Iraq prisoner abuse scandal, relatives of those still held at Abu Ghraib prison said Tuesday the only suitable punishment would be death — illustrating the potential gap in expectations in the case.
Defense official admits mistakes
May 19, 2004
The Bush administration is struggling to counter growing sentiment — among U.S. lawmakers, Iraqis and even some of its own officials — that the occupation of Iraq is verging on failure, forcing a top Pentagon official Tuesday to concede serious mistakes over the past year.
University schedules ceremonies for graduating students
May 19, 2004
Science panel says vaccines don’t cause autism
May 19, 2004
A special panel of the National Academy of Sciences has concluded that vaccines do not cause autism and urged scientists to turn to other avenues of research in an effort to understand the reasons for the increased incidence of the devastating disease.
Study finds homeownership declines for working families
May 19, 2004
Homeownership rates for low- and moderate-income working families with children have declined since the late 1970s, even though the overall U.S. homeownership rate has risen, according to a study released Tuesday by an affordable-housing coalition.
FBI investigated shooting suspect
May 19, 2004
The Kansas City man who began shooting at emergency personnel outside his house in February was under suspicion by the FBI for his dislike of government and interest in weapons as early as 1998.
Attorneys cite lack of Hispanic jurors
May 19, 2004
Two southwest Kansas defense attorneys say it’s not fair that Hispanic defendants sometimes are judged by juries with no Hispanics because not enough are in the jury pool.
Security defends actions in bar fight
Mil-Spec officer testifies he took care not to hurt Lawrence plaintiff
May 19, 2004
A jury will hear more evidence today in the lawsuit of a Lawrence man who says security guards beat and kicked him while he was in handcuffs outside Coyote’s Dance Hall, 1003 E. 23rd St.
KU seeks hefty tuition increases
Five schools to ask for supplemental boost atop 18% rise
May 19, 2004
Mike Wellems likely will be seeing a hefty increase in his tuition rates next year — and he doesn’t mind much. Wellems, like other Kansas University business students, would pay 82 percent more for the business classes he takes in the 2004-2005 academic year, under a proposal by KU.
Murphy services
May 19, 2004
Karen Sue Wilson
May 19, 2004
City Hall report
Weekly review of city government
May 19, 2004
¢ Plan forecasts capital improvements ¢ Utility bills written off ¢ Executive session
On the record
May 19, 2004
Corrections
May 19, 2004
Dr. Scott Robinson is the medical director for Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. He was misidentified in Tuesday’s Journal-World.
City asked to delay brick street repairs
Public Works proposal alarms preservationists
May 19, 2004
Brick streets and sidewalks in Lawrence’s historic neighborhoods may have to go without repair and maintenance in 2005.
A lifetime on the air
May 19, 2004
Addison Miller is frustrated by age’s toll on his 100-year-old body. “Nothing much to do but sit, sit, sit, sit, sit,” the west Lawrence resident said. He needs a motorized wheelchair to get around, his hearing is fading, and his mind won’t always let him say exactly what he wants. But the language Miller uses his fingers to speak flows as fluently as ever.
Stewart’s TV show put on hiatus
May 19, 2004
With its star facing a possible prison sentence, the “Martha Stewart Living” TV show will be suspended after this season winds up, the show’s producers announced Tuesday.
Cell switch rules to hit rural areas
FCC regulation takes effect Monday
May 19, 2004
Starting next week, millions of people in small cities and rural areas will be able to take advantage of federal rules allowing cellular users to keep their phone numbers when switching to new wireless carriers.
Daily ticker
May 19, 2004
Longtime Lawrence thrift store to close
Store manager blames increasing competition
May 19, 2004
Lawrence’s Disabled American Veterans Thrift Store — a longtime magnet for bargain hunters and financially struggling families — is going out of business.
Mexican fruit stands inspire salad recipe
May 19, 2004
The inspiration for this refreshingly zippy fruit salad comes from the outdoor Mexican fruit stands, the “puestos de frutas” that serve fresh fruit with a pinch of chili powder, as well as water and juice.
New York among finalists for 2012
Paris, London, Madrid, Moscow to compete for Olympics
May 19, 2004
It’s the United States vs. Europe for the right to play host to the 2012 Olympics.
Report: Sex, drugs used in recruiting
May 19, 2004
In a blistering report that stopped short of calling for firings, an investigative panel said Tuesday that sex, alcohol and drugs were used to lure football recruits to the University of Colorado, and lax oversight by top university officials was to blame.
Sox halt Tribe’s win streak at five
Garland impressive in Chicago’s 4-2 triumph over Cleveland
May 19, 2004
Finished for the evening, Jon Garland relaxed in Chicago’s clubhouse and watched Randy Johnson close out his perfect game on TV.
Canada rooting for Flames
Calgary hopes to end Stanley Cup drought
May 19, 2004
Canada is more than ready to celebrate its first Stanley Cup finalist in a decade. Now, it’s up to the Calgary Flames to do something right at home.
Tampa power prevails
Richards, Lightning crush Flyers, 4-2
May 19, 2004
One more victory and the Tampa Bay Lightning will be bound for the Stanley Cup finals.
Tiger’s struggles mostly from tee
Woods not known for driving accuracy, but 2004 statistics worse than usual
May 19, 2004
A spectator walking down the right side of the eighth hole at the Byron Nelson Championship turned when he heard the “thwack” of a tee shot in the distance. What happened next made it perfectly clear who had hit the drive.
Kings, Wolves to settle series
Both squads seeking first Game 7 victory
May 19, 2004
The Kings haven’t won a Game 7 since moving from Kansas City to Sacramento; the Minnesota Timberwolves never have played in one.
Garnett apologizes for war comments
May 19, 2004
Kevin Garnett apologized Tuesday for making references to guns and saying he was “ready for war” in Game 7 between Minnesota and Sacramento.
Pacers halt Heat
Indiana wins series with 73-70 victory
May 19, 2004
The Indiana Pacers desperately wanted to avoid a pressure-packed Game 7 against the scrappy Miami Heat.
Nets’ Kidd hurting entering Game 7
May 19, 2004
His left knee has been aching for more than a month, his back is reportedly acting up and his shooting touch has been mostly AWOL.
Firebirds, Lions seeking state berth
May 19, 2004
The Free State High baseball team has been down this road before — oh, roughly one year ago.
FSHS, LHS see seasons ended
May 19, 2004
A late charge by the Free State High girls soccer team wasn’t enough, and the Firebirds fell, 3-1, to Washburn Rural in the first round of Class 6A regionals Tuesday at Rural.
Climber evacuated from Mount Rainier
May 19, 2004
A climber stranded in the freezing cold for days on a steep, rocky slope of snowy Mount Rainier was plucked to safety by a helicopter Tuesday, a day after his injured companion was rescued but died on the way to the hospital.
Israelis kill at least 20 Palestinians in Gaza Strip
May 19, 2004
Israeli troops backed by tanks and helicopter gunships battled militants Tuesday in the southern Gaza Strip, killing at least 20 Palestinians as Israel continued its biggest offensive in the seaside strip during more than 3 1/2 years of conflict.
Baldwin baseball wins
May 19, 2004
Osawatomie scored five runs in the top of the first inning, but it was all Baldwin after that Monday in a Class 4A regional baseball game that was delayed 30 minutes by a power outage in top of the fifth inning. Baldwin improved to 13-8.
Tradition lures Giles to Jayhawks
May 19, 2004
Kansas University’s basketball tradition meant more to C.J. Giles than a chance to play close to home.
Bol services
May 19, 2004
K.C. offense finally comes through
May 19, 2004
The Kansas City Royals’ offense woke up late. Carlos Beltran and Matt Stairs each hit a three-run home run, and the Royals rallied from a five-run deficit for a 7-6 victory Tuesday night over the Texas Rangers.
Firebirds error-prone in defeat
Four Free State miscues help Topeka prevail, 4-1
May 19, 2004
The pain in Free State High pitcher Ashley Wagner’s leg probably had subsided by the time the Firebirds’ Class 6A regional softball game against Topeka High ended Tuesday at Twin Oaks Sports Complex.
Corpus Christi pastor leaving Lawrence
Rev. James Shaughnessy transferred to new assignment near ailing parents
May 19, 2004
A pastor who literally changed the landscape of faith in Lawrence by guiding creation of a major church campus on the city’s west side is moving on to a new assignment.
Series finales change television landscape
May 19, 2004
Tonight marks a couple of television milestones. The “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” spin-off “Angel” (8 p.m., WB) will depart for heaven, or hell, or wherever undead guys go when their shows get canceled. Unlike last year’s “Buffy” finale, which was treated like the end of an era by UPN, Angel’s exit is a relatively quiet affair.
Horoscopes
May 19, 2004