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Ryun files for re-election
May 24, 2004
(Updated Saturday at 2:48 p.m.) Voicing support of President Bush’s policies in Iraq and the economy, U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, a Republican from Lawrence, today filed for re-election.
Tornado warning for Douglas County expires
May 24, 2004
(Updated Monday at 10:26 p.m.) A tornado warning for Lawrence and northern Douglas County expired at 8:30 p.m. as National Weather Service radar indicated a severe thunderstorm containing a possible tornado had exited the area, leaving behind downed power lines and minor damage.
State budget director elected to national group
May 24, 2004
(Updated Monday at 12:53 p.m.) State Budget Director Duane Goossen has been elected president-elect of a national organization of state budget officials.
Homeless advocates seek location for summer shelter
May 24, 2004
(Web Posted Monday at 11:51 a.m.) Advocates for the homeless are looking for a location where they can revive their summertime day shelter. Steve Ozark, chair of the Lawrence Coalition on Homeless Concerns, said that a cool place is needed for Lawrence’s homeless residents to take shelter during the heat of the day.
Area briefs
May 24, 2004
¢ Library has openings for teen volunteers ¢ Train derails in Argonia, forcing evacuations
A jury of our peers
The U.S. legal system depends on the participation of citizens.
May 24, 2004
In Dodge City, an attorney reportedly is considering using the lack of Hispanic jurors as grounds for appealing the aggravated battery conviction of her Hispanic client.
U.S. actions deepen skepticism in Iraq
May 24, 2004
The warnings to Ahmed Chalabi from American officials who run the increasingly troubled occupation of Iraq have been both subtle and brutal in recent weeks.
Cosby remarks confront racism
May 24, 2004
Maybe somebody spiked his Jell-O. I bet the audience seriously considered the idea when Bill Cosby performed last week in Washington at a commemoration of Brown v. Board of Education.
Resentments still run deep
May 24, 2004
In one of his most profound and stirring speeches, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. summed up the crucial divide between blacks and whites that continues today: “While the law cannot make a man love me, it can stop him from lynching me.”
War on AIDS can save lives
May 24, 2004
At a time when no one can predict the course of the war on terror, let alone the Iraq war, Irish rock star Bono came to Philadelphia to talk about a war that can be won.
City to consider site plan for proposed homeless shelter
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢
May 24, 2004
The Lawrence City Commission will consider approving a site plan for a Salvation Army Community Center — including a homeless shelter — on the west side of Haskell Avenue between Lynn and Homewood streets.
Susie Henrietta Brunk
May 24, 2004
Vida Marie Nioce
May 24, 2004
On the record
May 24, 2004
DNA evidence links inmate to at least two K.C. killings
Suspect is acquaintance of accused serial killer
May 24, 2004
A man who is serving 20 years for second-degree murder has been linked by DNA evidence to at least two other killings and may have once worked with a man charged with strangling a dozen women, authorities told The Kansas City Star.
On the money
May 24, 2004
Estate planning is not a light undertaking. It requires many special legal considerations that help preserve an individual’s wealth while alive and prepare for the transfer of assets to designated parties upon death.
Briefcase
May 24, 2004
¢ Firms working on DVD with better image quality ¢ Software allows users of cell phones to print
Discomfort’ forces Wood to quit early
May 24, 2004
Kerry Wood will have a bone scan Monday after he cut short a live batting practice session Sunday when he felt more discomfort in his right triceps.
N. Korea linked to nuclear black market
May 24, 2004
North Korea has emerged as a possible supplier in the clandestine nuclear network, with diplomats on Sunday saying the communist country was the likely source of nearly 2 tons of uranium that Libya bought for its now-scrapped weapons program.
No one’s laughing at Lightning now
May 24, 2004
Jassen Cullimore never will forget the days when the Tampa Bay Lightning were the laughingstock of the NHL.
Sox, Twins tied for first
Lee knocks in six runs as Chicago rolls, 17-7
May 24, 2004
The Chicago White Sox punctuated a successful trip to Minnesota with a rout on Sunday.
D-backs’ Johnson imperfect
Lefty good enough for 4-3 victory; Glavine tosses one-hitter for Mets
May 24, 2004
The only perfect game Randy Johnson had on his mind Sunday was the one Tom Glavine was pursuing.
Flesch has happy 37th birthday
Golfer claims one-shot victory at Colonial in Texas
May 24, 2004
Steve Flesch lost his focus on his 37th birthday when he realized he had a two-stroke lead with two holes to play at the Colonial.
Trulli earns first Formula One win
Schumacher’s stretch of victories snapped at five thanks to crash at Monaco Grand Prix
May 24, 2004
Formula One can count on this much: Michael Schumacher will not win every race this season.
T’wolves draw even
Team effort lifts Minnesota, 89-71
May 24, 2004
Sam Cassell is too quick, too vocal and too important to the Minnesota Timberwolves to be replaced by just one man.
Pistons, Pacers trade guarantees
May 24, 2004
Guarantees were in vogue Sunday at the Eastern Conference finals.
Arizona puts Sexson on 15-day DL
May 24, 2004
Arizona first baseman Richie Sexson was placed back on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with an injured left shoulder.
Jayhawks complete sweep of ‘Cats
May 24, 2004
Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price wouldn’t mind playing another week or two. Just when his Jayhawks were enjoying their most successful stretch in the Big 12 Conference with four straight victories, KU’s season ended Sunday with a 7-4 victory over Kansas State at Tointon Stadium.
Baty skips graduation, sets school record in victory
May 24, 2004
Kansas University’s Ryan Baty gave up his chance to walk down Campanile Hill during graduation Sunday in order to play baseball.
Ex-IRL champ Ray fills Indy 500 field
May 24, 2004
For Greg Ray, it was worth the wait.
Byrnes singes Kansas City
Oakland continues mastery of K.C. with three-game sweep, 10th straight win
May 24, 2004
Eric Byrnes keeps earning a spot in the lineup with big hits. Byrnes singled in the winning run in the 10th inning, and the Oakland Athletics completed their second three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals in a week, 3-2 Sunday.
City trio headed to state golf meet
Spencer, Brumley, Moseley in Class 6A field at Topeka Country Club
May 24, 2004
Approximately 100 golfers from across the state will flock to Topeka Country Club today to take part in the 18-hole Class 6A state championships.
Sprint to lower ‘push to talk’ price
May 24, 2004
Looking to improve its position in the tight “push to talk” market, Sprint Corp. will announce today it is lowering the price of its PCS Ready Link service.
DidTheyReadIt feature tracks e-mails
May 24, 2004
If Paul Goldstein’s dream comes true, never again will someone be able to use the old “I never got your e-mail” excuse — unless they really didn’t get it.
Summit hailed as success despite low turnout
Arabs condemn actions in Iraq
May 24, 2004
Arab leaders concluded a summit Sunday by committing their countries to political reforms, but they offered few specifics as they sought to counter U.S. proposals for democratic and economic change.
French airport’s terminal roof collapses
At least five killed
May 24, 2004
The vaulted roof of the new, showcase terminal at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport — touted as a jewel of design, safety and comfort — collapsed early Sunday, killing at least five people and forcing authorities to revisit problems that preceded the fanfare opening of Terminal 2E less than a year ago.
Old, new traditions converge
Thousands celebrate annual rite of passage
May 24, 2004
Matthew Kapfer wasn’t about to walk down Campanile Hill alone. He wanted to teach his children the importance of receiving a university degree — something that, until Sunday, had never been done in his family.
Bit by bit, new measures to expand Patriot Act emerge
May 24, 2004
The Justice Department is seeking to expand its anti-terrorism powers again, adding among other things an FBI subpoena power so secret that even a lawsuit challenging it had to be kept under wraps.
Bush to outline strategy for Iraq’s future
Speech tonight to detail transition to Iraqi leadership
May 24, 2004
With a speech today at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., President Bush is scheduled to kick off an intensified drive to reassure Iraqis, Americans and the rest of the world that the occupation will end despite the presence of more than 100,000 U.S. soldiers and a 1,000-strong U.S. embassy.
Restorers struggle to maintain Frank Lloyd Wright’s legendary home
May 24, 2004
Sunlight shimmers through panes of glass that reflect the lush green hills surrounding the main house at Taliesin.
Close races give Democrats shot to control Congress
May 24, 2004
With President Bush’s political strength eroding, Democrats face improved electoral prospects this fall in the House and Senate — political terrain that not long ago seemed firmly in the GOP’s grip.
Ahmad Chalabi denies U.S. spying allegations
May 24, 2004
Calling allegations that he spied for Iran a “smear,” Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi lashed out at the Bush administration Sunday, three days after Iraqi police backed by American forces raided his Baghdad home.
James Oliver Armstrong
May 24, 2004
River City Chronicles: John Brown
May 24, 2004
“River City Weekly” host Greg Hurd recounts the story of John Brown and the Pottawatomie Creek Massacre.
Briefly
May 24, 2004
¢ Bush twins’ graduation celebrations continue ¢ Nader recommends running mates for Kerry ¢ Journalists subpoenaed in CIA agent leak
Briefly
May 24, 2004
¢ Elizabeth Dole voices support for troops ¢ Circus performer dies after fall ¢ Advocacy group says park officials censored ¢ Rock concert sends almost 50 to hospitals
Briefly
May 24, 2004
¢ Israeli likens Palestinians’ suffering to World War II ¢ More sex abuse cases expected against archdiocese
Report: Over 5,500 Iraqi civilians killed in 1st year
May 24, 2004
Punctured by bullets or torn by bombs, broken bodies keep coming into Baghdad’s main morgue. Some are dumped on the blood-splattered concrete floor. Others lie naked on metal gurneys in a hallway, waiting for autopsies as flies buzz in the spring heat.
U.S. military denies general saw abuse
May 24, 2004
The U.S. military command on Sunday denied a report that the top U.S. general in Iraq was present during some interrogations at the Abu Ghraib prison and witnessed some of the abuse of Iraqi inmates.
Raymond’ signs off for season
May 24, 2004
“Everybody Loves Raymond” (8 p.m., CBS) ends its eighth season with an episode that may be remembered as one of the best of the year, if not the series. While waiting overnight for a highly coveted tee-time at Long Island’s most famous public golf course, Ray and Robert get into an argument over who will take care of Marie once Frank expires. The scene is shot with a single camera, showing just the two Barone boys in Ray’s minivan, as they hash out a lifetime of resentment.
Energy prices spark recession fears
May 24, 2004
Consumers and businesses are feeling the pinch from record-high energy prices. Already there are worries the country could fall into recession if $2-per-gallon gasoline prices keep going up.
County to remove historic portraits for projection wall
May 24, 2004
Some of the old faces of Douglas County government are about to give way to the digital age. Eight portraits of turn-of-the-century district judges soon will be peeled off the walls of the old courtroom at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass., to be replaced by projections of maps, petitions and other documents using a high-tech system designed to improve communications with the audience during commission meetings.
Camera captures virtual reality
Experts praise high-resolution invention
May 24, 2004
When photographer Clifford Ross first saw Colorado’s Mt. Sopris, he was so taken with the beauty of the mammoth formation that he jumped on the roof of his brother-in-law’s car — denting it — to photograph the landscape.
Horoscopes
May 24, 2004
People
May 24, 2004
¢ ‘Shrek 2’ clobbers box office ¢ P. Diddy to launch political show ¢ Affordable seats
Parents sue districts to stop bullies at schools
May 24, 2004
He was just 12 years old when the taunts began. Though straight, his classmates called him gay and teased the girls who befriended him.
M. Elaine Thomas Hoopes
May 24, 2004
Albert T. Paslay
May 24, 2004
Tornadoes, storms batter Midwest
Nebraskan killed after being struck by flying debris
May 24, 2004
Their ears popped because of the abrupt change in air pressure. Then they heard the cracking of trees being torn out of the earth.
Briefly
May 24, 2004
¢ Former IMF chief elected Germany’s president ¢ Military bus bombed, killing at least 33 ¢ Nuclear talks postponed for leadership transition ¢ Gorbachev to join elder Bush for birthday ¢ Disco bombing kills 6 ¢ Hundreds thought dead inside capsized ferry
Pump Patrol seeks deals
May 24, 2004
The Journal-World has found at least six Lawrence gasoline stations with prices as low as $1.96 a gallon .
Videotape reveals celebration before wedding party slain
May 24, 2004
The bride arrives in a white pickup truck and is quickly ushered into a house by a group of women. Outside, men recline on brightly colored silk pillows, relaxing on the carpeted floor of a large goat-hair tent as boys dance to tribal songs.
Area briefs
May 24, 2004
¢ A.G.’s office warns of Amber Plan scam ¢ Watkins Museum to offer workshop on journals ¢ Five Lawrence students win research awards ¢ Baker University honors two professors
Troops kill 32, seize weapons from mosque
May 24, 2004
U.S. and Iraqi forces raided a Kufa mosque Sunday where they said insurgents stored weapons, and the military said at least 32 fighters loyal to a radical Shiite cleric were killed during the first American incursion into the holy city.
Brother walks down hill on behalf of graduate with bacterial meningitis
May 24, 2004
Dan Marso was the focus of attention among Kansas University School of Journalism graduates Sunday, and he wasn’t even earning a degree.
Affordable housing program limits resale profits
May 24, 2004
The skyrocketing costs of home prices in Lawrence can be profitable for sellers but painful for buyers. It’s with an eye toward buyers that Tenants to Homeowners is sponsoring an affordable housing development designed to rein in resale costs.
Video game fans groove through weight loss
May 24, 2004
Forget the image of paunchy video gamers holed up in a dark room, surrounded by sticky Twinkie wrappers and empty soda cans.
Taxes on gasoline push up prices in Kansas
May 24, 2004
Motorists everywhere are feeling the pinch of gasoline prices hovering around $2-a-gallon, but Kansas drivers may be suffering more than their counterparts in surrounding states.
High-tech radios provide weather condition alerts
May 24, 2004
A voice called out from the garage. “Dad, do you have an umbrella I can use? I got soaked yesterday.” Bonnie was leaving for school on a dark and stormy morning.
Reports chronicle dad’s behavior before slayings
May 24, 2004
“Wash car.” “Vacuum car.” “Get newspaper.” Manuel Gehring, who once created spreadsheets to chronicle his daily and monthly tasks at work, liked to make “To Do” lists.
Vastly different paths brought pair to Hill
May 24, 2004
Sam Constance and Irakli Mirzashvili grew up on opposite ends of the globe. Constance was born at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Mirzashvili knew nothing about Kansas until he was 12.
Summer wildfire forecasts worsen for Western states
Fire managers say residents need to ‘get prepared’
May 24, 2004
Months ago, national fire managers predicted the 2004 wildfire season would be a bad one in the West. Now, they’re changing their forecast: It’s going to be worse.
Florida scientist develops method to sift through nation’s best beaches
May 24, 2004
The late afternoon sea was flecked with whitecaps, and the purple flags snapping in the brisk wind meant there was a danger of Portuguese man-of-war in the water. But for the moment, Stephen Leatherman only had eyes for the sand between his toes.
Effort aims to resurrect town’s black cemetery
In Weir’s unmarked graves, ‘Discriminatory practices followed them from life to death’
May 24, 2004
Maryland resident Ron Curtis was disheartened when he traveled to his ancestral roots in Weir last year to find what was once called the “colored cemetery,” where his great-great grandparents were buried.