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Lawrence parking meters used to protest wars
May 26, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 3:02 p.m.) Dozens of downtown parking meters were adorned with red-paint handprints overnight Tuesday, a protest against American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Businesses now can file annual reports online
May 26, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 12:23 p.m.) Businesses can now file their annual reports online, the Kansas secretary of state’s office says. Previously, businesses were able to complete the annual report online but had to print the document and mail it in with payment. The new service is at the state’s official website, www.accesskansas.org.
People
May 26, 2004
¢ Phish calling it quits ¢ Love pleads guilty to drug charge ¢ Beckham defends family
Military disgrace
May 26, 2004
Sidewalk smokers
New outdoor seating areas for smoking customers won’t be the right answer for all Lawrence businesses.
May 26, 2004
The law of untended consequences soon may be applied to the Lawrence City Commission’s decision to ban smoking in most public places in the city.
Legal boon
May 26, 2004
Global warming
May 26, 2004
Some thoughts
May 26, 2004
Early judges deserve respect
May 26, 2004
When I opened this newspaper Monday morning and read the article about the County Commission’s plans to remove the portraits of nine of Douglas County’s founding district judges, I was overcome by a sense of irony. Just as Lawrence enters into the celebrations of its sesquicentennial, our county commissioners have decided that the portraits of our ancestors are no longer worthy of display in the old courthouse, and one commissioner believes that these men (yes, they are all men) were “just a ‘bunch of old white guys.’”
Bush candidacy tied to Iraq
May 26, 2004
Operation Bushie Freedom is in effect. The Republican “war president” kicked it off Monday night at the U.S. Army War College in heavily Republican central Pennsylvania. It’s an effort to save his presidency.
Navratilova’s comeback fizzles
Dulko devours 47-year-old Hall of Famer at French Open
May 26, 2004
Trying desperately to keep her first Grand Slam singles match in 10 years competitive, Martina Navratilova was racing to hit a ball when she stumbled, landing on her knees behind the baseline.
BCS officials consider fifth game
Models involving extra week to season meeting resistance from university presidents
May 26, 2004
With a few weeks left to make a decision that will shape the future of college football, Bowl Championship Series officials are narrowing their options for adding a fifth game to their multimillion-dollar package.
Salvation Army wins OK to relocate shelter
Brook Creek neighborhood remains wary
May 26, 2004
The Salvation Army received approval Tuesday to build a new homeless shelter in East Lawrence, despite opposition from residents of the neighborhood where it will be.
Oregon lawyer’s case rekindles criticism of FBI
May 26, 2004
Another arrest in a high-profile crime, another pullback by the FBI. The release of Oregon lawyer Brandon Mayfield after the FBI acknowledged it had mistakenly matched his fingerprint to one found near the scene of the deadly Madrid train bombings is the latest illustration of what critics say is a flawed U.S. anti-terror policy that threatens Americans’ civil liberties and privacy.
Last-ditch schools proposal not likely
Legislators, observers say funding won’t be resolved Thursday
May 26, 2004
Despite cuts in public schools across the state, lawmakers are likely to leave the issue of school finance on the table as they pick up their final paychecks Thursday during the official end of the 2004 legislative session.
American Idol’ outcome will be song of the South
May 26, 2004
One thing is for certain. A teenage singer from the South will be the next “American Idol.”
Candidate for House seat sets up primary contest
Keith Noe to challenge incumbent Tom Sloan
May 26, 2004
A cattle farmer is running to unseat a five-term incumbent in the Kansas House of representatives.
Grilling options can include light, healthy fare
May 26, 2004
Summer eating conjures up visions of delicacy and lightness, fresh fish and dewy produce. Yet the symbol of summer cookouts is the grill, which brings to mind heavier food: steaks, hamburgers and potatoes.
Mango chutney adds flavor to dish
May 26, 2004
Mango chutney gives a slight sweetness to this gingery, Indian-flavored stir-fry dish that’s full of flavor but is a breeze to make: It can be on the table in about 30 minutes.
Other developments Tuesday in Iraq
May 26, 2004
A U.S. Army general dispatched by senior Pentagon officials to bolster the collection of intelligence from prisoners in Iraq last fall inspired and promoted the use of guard dogs there to frighten the Iraqis, according to sworn testimony by the top U.S. intelligence officer at the Abu Ghraib prison.
Floyd F. Semans
May 26, 2004
Flannery services
May 26, 2004
Alfred ‘Doc’ Mathias
May 26, 2004
Jack Michael ‘Mike’ Beesley
May 26, 2004
Georgia Rosa Anderson
May 26, 2004
Blazes raise suspicions at apartment complex
May 26, 2004
Firefighters responded Tuesday to the second suspected arson fire in the past two weeks at the same Kansas University-area apartment complex.
City Hall report
Weekly review of city government
May 26, 2004
¢ No meeting ¢ Sales taxes ¢ Crosswalk sign ¢ Juneteenth ¢ Calendar
Chief justice orders probe after flap over Scalia trip
May 26, 2004
Chief Justice William Rehnquist has ordered a study of federal judicial ethics, a move that follows intense criticism of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for taking a hunting trip with Vice President Dick Cheney.
Soldier beaten at Guantanamo Bay
Army confirms American injured while posing as a prisoner
May 26, 2004
The Army confirmed Tuesday that a former military police officer was injured while posing as a prisoner during training at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, last year.
Albert T. Paslay
May 26, 2004
Former Westar execs ask for cash
Attorneys for Wittig, Lake seeking money for legal fees, living expenses
May 26, 2004
Former Westar executives David C. Wittig and Douglas T. Lake have asked a judge to allow Westar to release money for defense in their criminal cases.
Union, SBC tout settlement
Professor: Contract deal isn’t good for company
May 26, 2004
SBC Communications Inc. had insisted its unionized employees were seeking too much — asking the company to improve job security amid cost-cutting efforts to stay competitive.
Commodities
May 26, 2004
Pump Patrol seeks deals
May 26, 2004
The Journal-World has found gasoline prices as low as $1.94 a gallon at Presto Phillips 66, 602 W. Ninth St.
City briefs
May 26, 2004
¢ County in top 10 percent in quality-of-life ranking ¢ Storyteller to relate tale of Lewis & Clark traveler ¢ WWII POWs interviewed on ‘River City Weekly’
Kerry Web site gets millionth contributor
May 26, 2004
Before this year, Cathy Weigel had never made a donation to a political campaign. She said President Bush’s handling of the war in Iraq changed that.
Murder trials will remain in Hays, judge rules
May 26, 2004
An Ellis County judge has rejected a request for a change of venue for three men charged in the November beating death of a Fort Hays State University student.
N.W. Missouri, Kansas shaken by tornadoes
Monday night’s twisters strike mostly rural areas
May 26, 2004
Tornadoes that hit northern and eastern Kansas and northwest Missouri and blew some houses off their foundations, tore up several businesses and damaged a hospital.
Rising medical costs worry SRS chief
May 26, 2004
Money will remain tight for programs helping the needy because costs associated with medical services continue to rise quickly, the state’s top social services official said Tuesday.
Ditch federal tax code, Kansas senator urges
May 26, 2004
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., and six other Senate Republicans joined forces Tuesday to scrap the federal tax code by the end of 2009.
K.C. could make moves soon
May 26, 2004
If the Kansas City Royals fail to pull out of their tailspin this week, management may start shopping their best players, including center fielder Carlos Beltran.
Breakdowns doom Tampa Bay
May 26, 2004
Looking nothing like the goalie who dominated the first three rounds of the playoffs, Tampa Bay’s Nikolai Khabibulin — like the rest of the Lightning — had a shaky debut in the NHL’s championship round Tuesday night.
Woodling: Brown highest paid ex-Jayhawk in NFL
May 26, 2004
In the back of the sports section of USA Today — aka the nation’s newspaper — were salaries of National Football League players grouped by teams.
Jayhawks’ efforts mixed in 31-31-1 season
May 26, 2004
Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price said at the beginning of this, his second season, that he believed his team was better in “every phase of the game.”
Firebird picks CMSU
May 26, 2004
Free State High’s Brett Shoffner has signed a letter of intent to wrestle for Central Missouri State University. Shoffner was state runner-up at 152 pounds as a junior, but missed his entire senior season with an injury.
Area briefs
May 26, 2004
¢ Art sale to benefit heart-transplant patient ¢ Head-on collision injures 3 in Jefferson County
Picnic with panache
Lawrence chefs offer ideas to help liven up outings
May 26, 2004
Many Lawrence residents will spend Memorial Day weekend with family and friends in the great outdoors where they will share stories and food.
Gardening work starts to pay off
May 26, 2004
When I began picking snow peas last week, it was a symbolic moment in my annual gardening cycle. One of the main reasons for having a vegetable garden is to be able to eat fresher and better-tasting produce than can be had from the supermarket.
Oswalt, Astros stop Cubs
Houston halts five-game slide in 5-0 victory
May 26, 2004
Roy Oswalt pumped his fist and nodded knowingly toward the Astros’ dugout as he walked off the mound to a standing ovation.
Red Sox top A’s in playoff rematch
Bellhorn drives in five in support of Schilling in Boston’s 12-2 triumph
May 26, 2004
The first meeting between the Red Sox and Athletics since last year’s playoffs failed to provide much drama.
Cubs hexed by bumps, bruises
Despite run of injuries, Chicago off to 25-19 start
May 26, 2004
Dusty Baker is tempted to make a beeline for the nearest doorway whenever he spots the Chicago Cubs trainer coming toward him these days.
History site has contemporary flair
May 26, 2004
In a tiny way, Ozzy Osbourne’s 1970s heavy-metal band has become a part of Kansas’ sesquicentennial celebration.
Briefly
May 26, 2004
¢ Archdiocese to lose 65 parishes by year’s end ¢ Second death-penalty trial set for convicted sniper ¢ Wildfires forcing evacuations ¢ Mold’s health risks assessed
Horoscopes
May 26, 2004
Former KU tight end, lineman Hurst takes liking to life in arena league
Having a ball
May 26, 2004
David Hurst washes his own clothes, carries his own bags and rides the bus to games. This is not the big time.
Briefly
May 26, 2004
¢ Nichols murder case awaits jury’s verdict ¢ Study: Aspirin may cut risk of breast cancer ¢ Google spoofers link Kerry to ‘waffles’ ¢ Sudanese rebels to sign peace deal
On the record
May 26, 2004
Country music’s best honored with annual awards
May 26, 2004
Reba McEntire will be host of The 39th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (7 p.m., CBS) from Las Vegas. Eleven awards honoring the past year’s elite in country music will be handed out during the three-hour ceremony, including Entertainer of the Year, Top Male Vocalist, Top Female Vocalist, Top New Artist, Top Vocal Group, Top Vocal Duo, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year.
Creek renamed in Burroughs’ honor
May 26, 2004
To some it’s a ditch, a tributary or a concrete tunnel. But the East Lawrence stream officially is now Burroughs Creek, in honor of famed Beat author William S. Burroughs, who once lived nearby.
U.S., Russia plan nuclear agreement
International retrieval of uranium sought to prevent theft by terrorists
May 26, 2004
The United States and Russia will sign an agreement Thursday that should finally lock down some of the world’s most dangerous and poorly guarded nuclear fuel.
Nearly 400 killed in Caribbean floods
May 26, 2004
Sobbing villagers tore through heaps of mud with their bare hands Tuesday, searching for loved ones as the death toll from flooding in the Dominican Republic and Haiti rose to at least 363. Trucks dumped scores of corpses into a mass grave.
Briefcase
May 26, 2004
¢ As predicted, profits decline for Krispy Kreme ¢ Defense secretary delays tanker deal for 6 months ¢ Improving job outlook doesn’t boost confidence ¢ Former Rite Aid leader gets jail time in scandal
Picnic recipes
May 26, 2004
¢ Mixed Mushroom Tart ¢ Champagne Custard and Fruit ¢ Cucumber Boats with Wasabi Chicken Salad ¢ Asparagus Salad with Feta Cheese and Mixed Greens ¢ Apples with Peanut Butter and Granola
Don’t forget food safety rules
May 26, 2004
A perfect question to ask as the Memorial Day weekend kicks off the beginning of summer activities and the picnic season. While summer picnics are fun, we need to remember that many outbreaks of food-borne illness can be traced to unsafe picnic and barbecue practices. Here are some food safety tips to keep in mind this summer:
U.S. needs Iraqi government as ally
May 26, 2004
That was the crux of the president’s Monday evening speech. It had a minimum of Jeffersonian dogmatism about the universal eligibility for democracy and instead stressed hard-headed Madisonian measures to strengthen incentives for civilized behavior. His plan is to connect the interests of an Iraqi majority with genuinely Iraqi institutions of representation.
Cookbook author shares fish recipes
May 26, 2004
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Fish & Shellfish: Grilled & Smoked With Karen Adler.”
Iraq, Europe question Bush’s proposal for transfer of power
May 26, 2004
President Bush’s plan for transforming Iraq met resistance from European leaders and some Iraqis on Tuesday as skeptics pressed for more details on the planned transfer of power to an interim Iraqi government.
Report: Al-Qaida increasing numbers
May 26, 2004
Far from being crippled by the U.S.-led war on terror, al-Qaida has more than 18,000 potential terrorists scattered around the world and the war in Iraq is swelling its ranks, a report said Tuesday.
James Michael ‘Mike’ Guge
May 26, 2004
Drug prices rising faster than inflation
Brand-name costs up 6.5 percent last year
May 26, 2004
Brand-name prescription drug prices rose at more than three times the rate of overall inflation last year, two groups pressing for lower prices said in studies Tuesday.
Words escape journalist when degree conferred
Chancellor presents diploma at hospital
May 26, 2004
Only a few weeks short of graduation from Kansas University, Andy Marso was fighting for his life. And Sunday, when classmates donned caps and gowns for the rituals of commencement, he was still too ill from the damage done by bacterial meningitis to leave the hospital.
Killer’s partner to pursue parole
Tom Bird served less time for greater crime than Lorna Anderson, her attorney argues
May 26, 2004
Thomas Bird, the former Emporia minister who killed his wife in 1983 and solicited the murder of Martin Anderson, the husband of his church secretary, was granted parole last week.
Ryun contends Iraq coverage one-sided
Media don’t accentuate positives, congressman says
May 26, 2004
The media aren’t telling the whole story about Iraq, U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun says. “Those of us who’ve been over there — we see that the hospitals are open, the universities are open, schools are open and the electricity is on in Baghdad,” the Kansas Republican told a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce forum Tuesday at the Hereford House restaurant, 4931 W. Sixth St.
Lakers hold Wolves at bay
Los Angeles weathers hacks to take 2-1 series lead
May 26, 2004
Shaquille O’Neal waded toward the basket with Mark Madsen draped across his shoulders like a Minnesota winter coat. Shaq looked to the officials, his eyes bugging with frustration and disbelief.
Similar Miller, Hamilton could be keys
Pacers-Pistons series tied at a game apiece heading into tonight’s Game 3 of Eastern Conference finals
May 26, 2004
When Reggie Miller takes a close look at the way Richard Hamilton plays, he sees an uncanny resemblance to himself.
Flames floor Lightning, 4-1, in Cup opener
May 26, 2004
The Calgary Flames, about the last team anybody picked to win the Stanley Cup, turned a first-shot goal and second effort from Jarome Iginla into yet another postseason surprise.
MTV plans to launch gay-themed channel
May 26, 2004
The company that convinced millions of music fans they want their MTV is now targeting a cable channel to gay and lesbian viewers.
Daily ticker
May 26, 2004
Union Station executive resigns
May 26, 2004
The top executive at deficit-plagued Union Station, the historic train depot refurbished with taxpayer money that has struggled as a tourist attraction, has resigned.
Controversial call helps K.C. deck Detroit
May 26, 2004
Nobody on either team could remember a game ending like this. Second-base umpire C.B. Bucknor called interference on Carlos Guillen in the ninth inning, nullifying the tying run and giving the Kansas City Royals a 4-3 victory Tuesday night over the Detroit Tigers.