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Chancellor Hemenway’s remarks at the All-University Supper
May 22, 2004
This event has a long history. We have been inviting members of the KU family to break bread and honor Jayhawk achievement on this occasion for well over 100 years.
EU backs Russia’s WTO bid
Putin promises action on global warming treaty
May 22, 2004
Ending months of uncertainty, Russia agreed Friday to speed its ratification of the Kyoto Protocol on combating global warming after the European Union offered to support its longtime bid to join the World Trade Organization.
KU opera a weekend highlight
May 22, 2004
A group of Kansas University opera students this evening finishes a three-day run of Gian-Carlo Menotti’s “The Consul” at the Black Box Theatre in Murphy Hall. In the opera, an innocent citizen in an authoritarian state swims against a tide of bureaucratic red tape.
Sporting ideals
May 22, 2004
There was a wonderful time when purity in athletics was more the rule than the exception. The Summer Olympic Games are Aug. 13-29 in Athens, and purists are understandably aggrieved that more attention is likely to be focused on such issues as security, faulty infrastructure in the host city and the doping of athletes than on the competition.
Close races fuel charges, countercharges
May 22, 2004
John F. Kennedy said the Eisenhower administration presided over a lethal missile gap. Richard M. Nixon indicated he had a secret plan to end the Vietnam War. George H.W. Bush said he wouldn’t raise taxes. And the best of all of them: Jimmy Carter said he wouldn’t lie to us.
Fragile rights
May 22, 2004
Statements
May 22, 2004
Cultural storm topples values
May 22, 2004
Cultural tsunamis, like those that begin under oceans, are caused by something deep within. When high water hits the shore, it is the result of a subterranean earthquake. When the state of Massachusetts last Monday began offering marriage to people of the same sex, this “wave” was preceded by a seismic shift in the moral tectonic plates.
St. Margaret’s unveils expansion plans
May 22, 2004
In two to three years, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church will probably be a lot different. If all goes to plan, the church, 5700 W. Sixth St., will be almost three times as big as it is today — featuring a new entrance, a sanctuary that can seat 850 people, six new classrooms, an expanded nursery, an institutional kitchen, more restrooms, offices and parking.
Engagements
May 22, 2004
4-H news
May 22, 2004
Anniversaries
May 22, 2004
Scouting news
May 22, 2004
Society calendar
May 22, 2004
Briefcase
May 22, 2004
¢ Cellular changes set to take effect Monday ¢ Enron sheds assets ¢ Mitsubishi slashes jobs
Governor vetoes funding for crime units
May 22, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius vetoed funding for a new white-collar crime unit and the renovation of a crime lab in Great Bend.
Plea denied, defendant gets life sentence
May 22, 2004
A man convicted of killing his common-law wife got a life prison term from a judge who refused to let him withdraw his plea.
Ruth V. ‘Betty’ Chaney
May 22, 2004
Priscilla G. Fritts
May 22, 2004
Leonard Colonial leader
Lewis tied atop tourney after two rounds
May 22, 2004
Justin Leonard looked as if he was on his way to another record round at the Colonial. Then he stumbled and had to settle for a share of the lead.
Outdated ordinances clutter city code
Law books need ‘cleaning,’ municipal official says
May 22, 2004
The city code of Lawrence makes it a crime to escape from the city jail. Sounds sensible, except for one fact: Lawrence doesn’t have a city jail. Local prisoners are housed in the county jail right outside of town.
One year down, 11 to go
Kindergarten grads offer insights
May 22, 2004
Lynn Heffley was doing a month-by-month recap of the school year with the 18 kindergartners in her class, quizzing them on what they’d learned. She came to January.
Soldier feels abandoned by government after losing arm
May 22, 2004
Kris Atherton says he knows from experience that the U.S. government wasn’t ready to deal with military veterans wounded in Iraq.
Survey heaps praise on KU
Chancellor ‘leaks’ association’s report at All-University Supper
May 22, 2004
Kansas University reached a record enrollment of more than 29,000 students this year. Eleven percent were minority students — another record.
U.S. forces, al-Sadr’s militiamen battle
May 22, 2004
American AC-130 gunships and tanks battled militiamen Friday near shrines in this Shiite holy city, and fighting was heavy in two other towns south of Baghdad. More than 450 Iraqis were released from the notorious Abu Ghraib jail — some emerging with fresh claims of abuse.
For those attending, awe overcomes heat
Former world leader holds court in KU fieldhouse
May 22, 2004
They loved Bob. They loved Bill. For the 12,000 in attendance at Allen Fieldhouse, Friday’s inaugural Dole Lecture was a bipartisan lovefest.
On the record
May 22, 2004
Ellen show snags Daytime Emmy
Wayne Brady wins best host of talk show
May 22, 2004
Ellen DeGeneres’ program won best talk show Friday in its rookie year, but Wayne Brady won the Daytime Emmy award as best talk show host even though his program has been canceled.
Prime time turns to old variety shows
May 22, 2004
Nostalgia overload alert! Viewers can spend three solid hours tonight watching network television and never encounter anything newer than the Jimmy Carter era. CBS offers a repeat of “The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited” (8 p.m.), followed by a second helping of “The Carol Burnett Show: Let’s Bump Up the Lights” (9 p.m.). Over on ABC, you can watch “The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour” (8 p.m.).
Kerry may delay nomination vote
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May 22, 2004
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry may delay accepting his party’s nomination to gain time to raise and spend private contributions and lessen President Bush’s multimillion-dollar financial advantage, campaign officials said Friday.
Jury orders Big Tobacco to bankroll programs
$590 million would be used to help Louisianans ditch smoking habit
May 22, 2004
A jury Friday ordered the tobacco industry to pay $590 million for nicotine patches, telephone hot lines, advertising and other programs to help Louisiana smokers kick the habit.
Hopes high for lecture
Institute hopes to feature prominent speakers
May 22, 2004
In the past 38 years, the Landon Lecture Series has brought such leaders as Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, George Bush, Ronald Reagan and Sandra Day O’Connor to the campus of Kansas State University.
Other politicians have made stops at Mount Oread
May 22, 2004
Former President Bill Clinton’s speech Friday brought back memories of another prominent Democratic politician’s visit to Lawrence.
Clinton visits with Jayhawks
Former president familiar with Self
May 22, 2004
Former President Bill Clinton walked enthusiastically toward Kansas University’s men’s basketball coach Friday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.
Roy Williams’ father dies
May 22, 2004
Mack Clayton “Babe” Williams, the father of North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams, has died. He was 76.
Sideline
May 22, 2004
¢ Ottawa returning to state ¢ District honors coaches
A-Rod gets chilly reception
Texas tops Yankees in Rodriguez’s return
May 22, 2004
With his first swing, Alex Rodriguez silenced the booing fans who greeted his return to Texas.
A’s to retire Jackson’s number
May 22, 2004
Reggie Jackson might be best known as the brash slugger who clashed with George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin and forever became “Mr. October” with three World Series home runs at Yankee Stadium.
Baseball briefs
May 22, 2004
¢ Red Sox sign Ortiz to two-year extension ¢ Third baseman Glaus has shoulder surgery ¢ Brewers shelve Helms
Mulder mystifies K.C.
Royals manage 3 hits in 7-0 loss
May 22, 2004
Before taking the mound in the eighth inning, Mark Mulder told catcher Damian Miller he had to throw six pitches to stay under 100 and guarantee himself a shot at finishing the game.
Kansas City moves Affeldt to bullpen
May 22, 2004
Jeremy Affeldt is moving from starter to closer for the Kansas City Royals.
Comets rebound, clip Sting
May 22, 2004
Sheryl Swoopes and Tina Thompson made sure the Houston Comets’ second game of the season was nothing like their first.
District judge dismisses seating suit against KU
May 22, 2004
A lawsuit that challenged Kansas University’s right to base the purchase of seating on donations has been dismissed in Douglas County District Court.
KU schedules ceremonies for graduating students
May 22, 2004
Soldiers, detainees explain photos
May 22, 2004
The images are so widespread that the mention of the words “Abu Ghraib” instantly conjures visions of singular moments, harrowing, disturbing, even violent — but lacking context.
Free State falters at state swimming
Dreams of another championship dashed by disappointing day
May 22, 2004
The second-ever state championship for Free State High won’t be another swimming and diving title like the FSHS boys claimed in February.
Kansas golf 18th at NCAA Central Regional
May 22, 2004
Kansas University’s men’s golf team was 18th out of 27 teams Friday after the second of three rounds of the NCAA Central Regional.
Local briefs
May 22, 2004
¢ Hooper’s baseball future remains uncertain ¢ Blankenship signs
Arguments presented in chase record case
Newspaper, city dispute whether lawsuit is moot
May 22, 2004
A judge heard arguments Friday in the Journal-World’s lawsuit to stop Lawrence Police and other officials from illegally concealing dispatch recordings and other records.
People and places
May 22, 2004
Israelis leave path of destruction
May 22, 2004
In Israel’s offensive here against Palestinian militant fighters, army tanks and bulldozers controlled the neighborhood called Brazil for a day and a half. When they pulled back Friday morning, it looked as though they had unleashed some giant monster that had eaten a swath through the city.
Clinton fans show up early to get prime seats
May 22, 2004
It was an early start Friday for a group of Kansas University students who wanted to ensure good seats at former President Clinton’s speech at Allen Fieldhouse.
Fund-raiser energizes Democrats
May 22, 2004
Brian Dietrich didn’t have $1,000 to spend, but he did have a Bill Clinton puppet and a fascination with the former president.
Speech creates atypical KU day
Officials keep security tight at fieldhouse
May 22, 2004
Life didn’t come to a standstill in Lawrence or at Kansas University because former President Clinton was on campus.
Pardoned drug dealer gets chance to meet Clinton
May 22, 2004
Peter Ninemire’s dream came true.
Pole vaulters propel Lions; Frisbie soars
May 22, 2004
It’s possible that Lawrence High will designate a van specifically for pole vaulters when it heads to Wichita for the state track and field meet next week.
Area briefs
May 22, 2004
¢ Sumner County mother guilty in baby’s death ¢ Candidate files to run for District 53 seat ¢ Ottawa University taps former regents staffer ¢ Rocket club schedules spring launch Sunday
K.C. added to security network
Metro is 35th urban area to be wired to homeland security system
May 22, 2004
Metropolitan Kansas City has become the 35th major urban area to be wired to a secure Internet network that allows instant exchanges of information on terrorism, catastrophes and other safety threats.
Military
May 22, 2004
Clinton calls for civility
Bitterness in today’s politics lamented
May 22, 2004
The room was big and hot and many in the crowd were eager for an election-year lambaste of George W. Bush. But former President Bill Clinton’s speech Friday at Kansas University’s Allen Fieldhouse was professorial instead of partisan, conciliatory instead of critical.
Briefly
May 22, 2004
¢ Soldier who deserted gets year in jail ¢ Resolution will give Iraqis ‘decisive voice’ ¢ Sergeant punished for discussing abuse
Briefly
May 22, 2004
¢ U.S. forces kill three in raids on rebels ¢ Health officials OK plan to fight global obesity
Anne Elizabeth Hemphill
May 22, 2004
Majority leader says goodbye to Senate
May 22, 2004
Majority Leader Lana Oleen announced Friday that she would not seek re-election to the Senate this year.
Scare tactics
May 22, 2004
Enlightened ban
May 22, 2004
Around and about
May 22, 2004
Condo project lands tenants, work to begin
May 22, 2004
Construction work on downtown Lawrence’s first condominium project will begin Monday, developers said Friday at a ground-breaking ceremony.
Lawrence SBC union members join strike
May 22, 2004
Lawrence SBC Communications union members picketed Friday in the first day of a planned four-day strike, but officials with the telecommunications company said service to area customers had not been disrupted.
Seasonal hiring boosts state, county employment
May 22, 2004
Employment in Kansas grew by 8,600 jobs in April, fueled by strength in housing and highway construction, state officials said Friday.
Playing it cool
May 22, 2004
Chalmers commits because ‘Kansas is best fit’
May 22, 2004
Kansas University’s men’s basketball fans don’t need to worry about who will replace point guard Aaron Miles after next season.
Faith forum
May 22, 2004
How can I introduce my children to faith in a way that will interest them?
Weddings
May 22, 2004
Horoscopes
May 22, 2004
Scholl rolls against Wildcats
KU junior belts homer, has three RBIs in win
May 22, 2004
Andy Scholl leads Kansas University’s baseball team in strikeouts. Scholl struck out in his first at-bat Friday night.
Pujols, Edmonds provide power
Cardinals’ sluggers belt consecutive home runs in win over Cubs
May 22, 2004
Early or late, the St. Louis Cardinals are managing to get enough offense to win.
Rested O’Neal sparks L.A., 97-88
May 22, 2004
With five days off between playoff games, Shaquille O’Neal had time to relax, get rejuvenated — and even read up on free-throw shooting.
Cat and mouse
May 22, 2004
Club news
May 22, 2004
People
May 22, 2004
¢ Royals prepare for wedding ¢ It’s a girl for Hunt, boyfriend ¢ Auction lets collectors Cash it in
Divine painter
Lawrence artist focuses on religious themes
May 22, 2004
Jason Jenicke prefers to work on a grand scale. “I’d like to go larger with the oil paintings. It wouldn’t bother me at all to do complete walls, go really large and do huge murals like Rubens (Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens),” says Jenicke, 26.
Daily ticker
May 22, 2004
Visit’s costs add up for KU
May 22, 2004
Kansas University spent about $30,000 to bring former President Bill Clinton to campus Friday.
Around and about
May 22, 2004
Bush plans speech to reassure Americans on war’s direction
May 22, 2004
President Bush will outline a “clear strategy” for Iraq in a major speech Monday night, White House aides said Friday, even as top U.S. generals warned Congress that Bush’s plan to transfer power to Iraqis by June 30 is likely to spawn more violence.
Religion briefs
May 22, 2004
Briefly
May 22, 2004
¢ Japanese, N. Korean leaders tackle summit agenda ¢ Former Kansan arrested after Spain attacks still not free ¢ Tornado leaves 10 injured after damaging two towns
Briefly
May 22, 2004
¢ Accident victim to walk in graduation march ¢ Kansas National Guard seeks anniversary logo ¢ Probation ordered for indecent exposure ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Wallace, Newman qualify first, second
May 22, 2004
For Ryan Newman, losing races is working out pretty well so far this season.