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May 29, 2004
¢ Bill to ban slaughter of horses fails in House ¢ Former labor leader convicted of conspiracy
600 Abu Ghraib prisoners released
May 29, 2004
The U.S. military freed more than 600 detainees Friday from Abu Ghraib prison, the largest release since officials announced their intention to cut the population in half and send people home to their families.
Soldier’s abuse hearing scheduled
May 29, 2004
Army Pfc. Lynndie England, who appeared in Abu Ghraib prison photographs pointing at Iraqi prisoners’ genitals, will face a military court hearing next month, her lawyer said Friday.
Change in leadership
Catholic churches, campus ministry undergo makeover
May 29, 2004
Karen Hill is sad these days.
Faith forum
May 29, 2004
Could there be many saviors of humankind?
WWII memorial holds important message
May 29, 2004
With this weekend’s dedication ceremonies for the new World War II Memorial, visitors to Washington will have their first chance to judge an overdue commemoration of “the good war” — a fitting tribute even if vexingly flawed.
Schools lauded
May 29, 2004
Memorial to county’s veterans set for delivery around Flag Day
From the Ashes’ being created by Lawrence sculptor
May 29, 2004
A month remains until the dedication of a new memorial honoring Douglas County veterans, and organizers say work is on track.
Court must weigh terror charges vs. free speech
May 29, 2004
A bespectacled computer whiz sits at the center of what civil libertarians are calling a confrontation between the First Amendment and the war on terror.
Briefly
May 29, 2004
¢ Hearing set for driver facing fourth DUI charge ¢ Road, bridge bids approved by KDOT ¢ Jayhawk Boulevard to be closed for work ¢ Breakfast to raise funds for museum
Billy Graham’s crusade reset
May 29, 2004
Evangelist Billy Graham has rescheduled his Kansas City Crusade for Oct. 7 to Oct. 10, according to the committee planning the event.
Olathe North survives at Class 6A softball
May 29, 2004
For seven innings against Derby freshman pitcher Shaina Brock, Olathe North couldn’t muster a hit Friday in the Kansas Class 6A state quarterfinals.
Blakesley huge for OHS
May 29, 2004
Ottawa High’s Caleb Blakesley has been a beast throwing the shot put all season, so there was no reason to settle down Friday.
Griffey rips 493rd homer
Reds’ slugger ties Gehrig for 20th on all-time list
May 29, 2004
Ken Griffey Jr. pulled even with Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig on the career home run list, the last man between him and the 500 homer club.
Rivera earns 300th career save
Yankees’ closer becomes 18th player to reach milestone
May 29, 2004
Mariano Rivera is too busy doing his job to think about where he ranks among baseball’s all-time relievers.
People and plances
May 29, 2004
Around and about
May 29, 2004
Pirate’s curse
May 29, 2004
Buffy’ a magnet for scholars
Vampire Slayer’ conference draws academics from across the globe
May 29, 2004
It’s tough for scholars to be taken seriously when their subject is a TV show about a California blonde fighting evil in a high school built on a gateway to hell.
Broadway matriarch cuts loose on HBO
May 29, 2004
Nothing says showbiz like a brassy dame belting out ballads and recounting tales of Brando, booze and Broadway. “Elaine Stritch at Liberty” (7 p.m. Saturday, HBO) captures Stritch’s acclaimed one-woman show and presents a behind-the-scenes look at the song-and-dance veteran as she creates the show, frets backstage and prepares to take her act to London.
Briefcase
May 29, 2004
¢ Farm destroys chickens after bird flu discovered ¢ Markets to close Monday ¢ Fiat chairman dies ¢ FCC leading negotiations about leasing networks
Adviser’s group censures KSU
Says reassigning newspaper adviser not appropriate
May 29, 2004
A national college media group has censured Kansas State University over the reassignment of the campus newspaper’s adviser.
Society calendar
May 29, 2004
Lawrence businesses master gardens
Douglas County Extension experts recognize companies’ landscaping efforts
May 29, 2004
The way Karen McGrath figures it, a nice row of White Profusion Butterfly bushes, a patch of perennial maiden grasses or a well-kept pool of water lilies can speak volumes about a restaurant, office building or any other business in town.
Open primary decision looms for state parties
Democrats, GOP must make up minds by June 10
May 29, 2004
The state Democratic and Republicans parties have the option of allowing nonparty members to vote in their Aug. 3 primary elections because of a recent federal appeals court decision.
Few signing up for Medicare drug card
May 29, 2004
As Tuesday’s starting date approaches for the Medicare drug discount program, the number of older Americans enrolling for the new benefit has been disappointing, according to some card sponsors.
Quit? Not these Firebirds
Free State finally breaks through for 3-2 victory over BV West
May 29, 2004
It was quite a way to advance to the second day. Frustrated, fortunate, deflated, pumped — what emotion wasn’t felt Friday by the Free State High baseball team?
Local sports briefs
May 29, 2004
¢ HINU runner falls short ¢ Two earn soccer awards
Croshere’s surprise start sparks Pacers
Indiana cruises to 83-68 victory, pulls even in Eastern Conference finals
May 29, 2004
Mr. Inflexible dusted off Mr. Forgotten, and the Indiana Pacers evened the Eastern Conference finals with their best all-around effort of the series.
In the swim of things
May 29, 2004
Horoscopes
May 29, 2004
KU spring graduates
May 29, 2004
Marking Memorial day
May 29, 2004
Pianist’s jazz trio highlights music festival
May 29, 2004
Seventeen-year-old Russian piano prodigy Eldar Djangirov and his jazz trio will be one of the headlining acts at this weekend’s Topeka Jazz Festival. Djangirov, who lived in Kansas City for several years after relocating from Kyrgyzstan, has done his own arrangements since he began performing at age 9.
Engagements
May 29, 2004
Anniversaries
May 29, 2004
Wedding
May 29, 2004
Club news
May 29, 2004
4-H News
May 29, 2004
Relatives charged in grisly slayings of three children
May 29, 2004
Two young men were arrested on murder charges Friday in the gruesome slayings of three younger relatives in an apartment. One was beheaded with a butcher knife, the others were nearly decapitated, police said.
Sobering reminder
May 29, 2004
Kansas has a terrible “top 10” rating where alcohol-related deaths are concerned.
Only a gesture
May 29, 2004
Moral drift
May 29, 2004
Slogans stick it to candidates
May 29, 2004
The campaign bumper sticker: The conventional wisdom had always been that for a candidate to get his or her message across, they needed to be able to refine it to a single phrase.
Europe, U.S. agree to share passenger data
May 29, 2004
U.S. and European officials signed an agreement Friday for sharing information on airline passengers, saying the new policy addresses concerns about privacy.
People
May 29, 2004
¢ Simmons softens Muslim remark ¢ Streisand ordered to pay fees ¢ Beckham on cutting edge ¢ Book: Charles, father struck deal
Briefly
May 29, 2004
¢ At least 23 dead, 100 injured as strong earthquake hits ¢ Flooding rescue efforts focus on remote Haitian town ¢ 9-11 victims’ families to hear tapes of calls from planes ¢ U.S. forces call in air strikes against militants near border
Re-enactors face same weather as Lewis, Clark
May 29, 2004
Just like the real deal 200 years ago, re-enactors of Lewis and Clark’s sojourn westward are finding their early passage by water anything but smooth sailing.
Lawrence pastors assigned to new parishes
May 29, 2004
Lawrence’s Catholic community is going to experience major changes in priestly leadership in the coming months.
Reassignments have ‘domino effect’
May 29, 2004
This a time of change in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, which includes Lawrence’s two parishes and the Catholic Church’s campus ministry to Kansas University.
State wheat virus stumps scientists
Fort Hays plant professor working to identify mysterious pathogen
May 29, 2004
An unidentified wheat virus has agricultural scientists in Kansas scratching their heads.
Consumer spending, incomes up in April
May 29, 2004
Consumers — whose behavior plays a crucial role in shaping economic activity — increased their spending in April by a solid 0.3 percent, a good signal that the recovery remained firmly rooted as it entered the current quarter.
Briefly
May 29, 2004
¢ U.S. Marshals capture fugitive from Kansas ¢ ‘Cool’ parent convicted of furnishing alcohol ¢ Suspect to fight transfer to Mississippi ¢ Hard-50 sentence ordered in murder case
Coca-Cola chairman position shifts early
May 29, 2004
The Coca-Cola Co. said Friday that outgoing chairman and chief executive Doug Daft would step down from those positions seven months earlier than expected.
Jackson trial set for Sept.
May 29, 2004
The judge in the Michael Jackson child-molestation case Friday set a tentative trial date of Sept. 13 over the objection of the pop star’s lawyer. The defense also asked that Jackson’s $3 million bail be lowered.
Ruling sides with district on teacher workloads
Hearing officer dismisses grievance filed by Lawrence Education Assn.
May 29, 2004
The Lawrence school district did not violate state labor laws when it changed the workload of some high school English teachers, the state Department of Human Resources has ruled.
Central American trade deal draws foes
May 29, 2004
U.S. manufacturers and farmers would enjoy increased access to Central American markets under a free trade agreement signed Friday, but U.S. textile makers and sugar producers are worried about the increased competition they will face as trade barriers are lowered.
Truce fails to end fighting in Najaf
3 Iraqis killed, 2 soldiers injured
May 29, 2004
A tentative peace agreement in the Najaf area faced its first test Friday when fighting erupted between U.S. troops and Mahdi militiamen loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, killing at least three Iraqis and wounding two American soldiers.
Safin a winner in France
Russian drops his opponent, and his pants
May 29, 2004
When Marat Safin’s around, watch out. Not even he has any idea when he’ll toss a racket, swat a miraculous shot, go off on a rant or … lose a point for mooning the crowd?
Indy 500 balloon still leaking air
More auto racing fans expected to watch NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 on television Sunday
May 29, 2004
Has any major sports competition lost more luster than the Indianapolis 500? Once the most popular event in its sport, Indy might not even be the most-watched auto race Sunday.
Lawrence veterans plan ceremonies
May 29, 2004
If you’d like to thank a veteran for your freedom, Don Dalquest says you’re welcome to come by the American Legion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.
Let the fun begin
Holiday ushers in summer season
May 29, 2004
Clinton Lake became a magnet for northeast Kansas holiday fun-seekers Friday, the unofficial start of summer.
Stand-in named for fired alumni president
May 29, 2004
Fred Williams, president of the Kansas University Alumni Association since 1983, has been fired. Former Chancellor Del Shankel is stepping in as his temporary replacement.
Iraqi prime minister chosen
Council picks Shiite exile with ties to U.S., CIA
May 29, 2004
The Iraqi Governing Council chose a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile to become prime minister of Iraq’s interim government, making the surprise announcement Friday despite U.N. concerns over his ties to the United States and the CIA.
Americans deny weight problems, poll shows
Dieters more likely to cut fat than carbs
May 29, 2004
Many Americans are in denial about their weight problems, according to an Associated Press poll, although more than half say they have been on diets at some point.
State enlists support for families left behind by deployed reservists
First husband Gary Sebelius to lead Kansas Military Support Program
May 29, 2004
With three young boys to care for and her husband serving in Iraq, Adrienne Dickey, of Ottawa, says the lawn is “knee-high” and she doesn’t even want to look at what’s in the rain gutters.
State to post tax scofflaws on Website
May 29, 2004
Kansas tax officials are hoping deadbeat taxpayers will rather pay up than face the embarrassment of seeing their names plastered all over the World Wide Web.
Birdsong, Frisbie tops at state
LHS senior first in long jump; FSHS senior earns second straight high-jump title
May 29, 2004
The way Lawrence High’s Sylvester Birdsong started his final state track meet Friday, he might need to change his last name to Swansong.
Jones court date set
May 29, 2004
Former Kansas University football player Adrian Jones will have a July 15 court appearance on a charge of driving under the influence, municipal court prosecutor Tom Porter said Friday.
Red Dog Days to resume
May 29, 2004
Red Dog Days, the city’s popular summer conditioning program, will begin Thursday.
Mondesi expected to join Angels
Outfielder says he will return in time for Sunday’s game
May 29, 2004
Outfielder Raul Mondesi has reached a deal to play for the Anaheim Angels just three weeks after walking away from the game, he told The Associated Press on Friday.
Indians call up Dawley, demote Durbin
May 29, 2004
Joe Dawley was to be called up from Triple-A Buffalo, and Indians manager Eric Wedge said the right-hander would start tonight against Oakland.
On the record
May 29, 2004
Stanley Cup final finally returns to Canada
May 29, 2004
The Stanley Cup final has visited numerous locales during the last 10 years, from regular stopovers in New Jersey and Detroit to a brief stay in, of all places, balmy North Carolina.
Sting solid in victory over Fever
May 29, 2004
Tammy Sutton-Brown had 16 points and seven rebounds Friday night, helping the Charlotte Sting hold the Indiana Fever to a franchise low in a 63-41 win.
Holiday closings announced
May 29, 2004
Government offices and public services in Lawrence and Douglas County will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.
Area briefs
May 29, 2004
¢ Revenue agents raid brothers’ bank accounts ¢ Baldwin student wins ‘Tribute’ award ¢ KU Frisbee squad seeks championship
Corrections
May 29, 2004
Donna Hornberger-Beguelin’s husband is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery. He was a commander for the American Legion. A story in Friday’s Lawrence & State section contained incorrect or misleading information.
Agri-businessman seeks Senate seat
Pine’s entry into 3rd District race will force Republican Primary in August
May 29, 2004
Longtime Lawrence agri-businessman Roger Pine will face frequent candidate Richard Rodewald in the Republican Party primary for the 3rd District seat in the state Senate.
Toddy Haines Barteldes
May 29, 2004
Union votes to reject Boeing contract
Members vote to authorize strike by an even larger margin
May 29, 2004
The union of technical and professional workers at Boeing Co.’s Wichita plant overwhelmingly rejected the latest contract offer from the company on Friday, and by an even larger margin authorized a strike.
Irene B. Harvey
May 29, 2004
Briefly
May 29, 2004
¢ Social Security officials issue warning of scams ¢ Convict in two killings goes free after 17 years ¢ ‘Crybaby Award’ boy honored at assembly ¢ Toddler found breathing after pronounced dead
Graffanino’s gutsy play helps K.C. rally
May 29, 2004
Tony Graffanino broke a rule and won a game.
Nuclear material missing, complicating probe
May 29, 2004
A few days after Libya’s historic pledge on Dec. 19 to abandon the quest for nuclear weapons, Libyan intelligence officials met with visiting U.S. diplomats to deliver some unsettling news: A sizable quantity of nuclear equipment purchased by Libya seemed to be missing.
A.G. wants judge off of school case
Brief filed with Supreme Court says rulings have politicized funding issue
May 29, 2004
A court ruling that declared Kansas’ school finance system unconstitutional is “deeply flawed” and should be overturned, state attorneys argued Friday in a legal brief filed with the Kansas Supreme Court.
Religion briefs
May 29, 2004
FBI chasing new Hoffa lead
May 29, 2004
A deathbed confession by a Pennsylvania Teamsters official and scientific tests that may have detected blood in a house in northwest Detroit could help authorities solve the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa.
Briefly
May 29, 2004
¢ Strong thunderstorms move across Midwest ¢ First voter-created partner registry upheld ¢ Killer gets death in electric chair ¢ Report: Lax security puts bank data at risk
Women’s conference to focus on spirituality
May 29, 2004
The Rev. Linda Hunter feels fortunate to have been able to attend Christian conferences and special events all over the world.