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Protesters arrested in front of Douglas County Bank
November 6, 2004
(Updated Monday at 10:03 a.m.)
6Sports video: Lions shut out the Huskies
November 6, 2004
Lawrence High advances to the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs with a victory against Blue Valley Northwest Friday in Overland Park.
6Sports video: Firebirds fall in OT
November 6, 2004
Free State fell to Shawnee Mission West, 26-20 in overtime, on Friday at Haskell Stadium. For the Firebirds, the season is now over.
6News video: Screen Scene
November 6, 2004
You can make a case that Pixar Animation Studios is the most consistent entity in the film industry, creating a body of work to rival Disney’s run during the 1930s and ‘40s.
Faith forum
November 6, 2004
Why are the Ten Commandments important?
Serial killer may be freed early
November 6, 2004
When Coral Eugene Watts stood to hear his punishment after confessing to the vicious, random slayings of 13 women, the judge knew the prison sentence he was about to hand down was inadequate.
Assault trial begins for ex-player Murphy
November 6, 2004
The sexual assault case against former NBA player Calvin Murphy was the result of hatred, revenge and a fight over money, his lawyer said Friday in opening statements.
Mourning wants buyout
November 6, 2004
Uncertain of how long he’ll be able to play after having a kidney transplant, Alonzo Mourning has asked the New Jersey Nets about a contract buyout so he could go to a team with a better chance of winning. But Nets president Rod Thorn said Friday night the sides were so far apart “it’s a dead issue.”
Religion briefs
November 6, 2004
Engagements
November 6, 2004
Old barber shop fits new owner’s style
Sports nut’ Rex Porter lines up customers for cuts in downtown Lawrence
November 6, 2004
Outside of what used to be RC’s Stadium Barber Shop, two men slowly lower the old RC’s sign out front, pin it under their arms and cart the wooden plank out to a Dumpster in the alley. On their way, they pass Rex Porter, the shop’s new owner. And, of course, the place has taken on his name.
Firms bolster payrolls
Employment rises by 337,000
November 6, 2004
Employers went on a hiring spree in October, adding 337,000 new jobs, many of them for hurricane cleanup. The surge was the largest in seven months, a sign the jobs recovery may have taken hold.
Predictions
November 6, 2004
Horoscopes
November 6, 2004
Seminary honors St. Margaret’s pastor
November 6, 2004
The Rev. Darrel Proffitt had a nice surprise recently. Proffitt, lead pastor of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 5700 W. Sixth St., traveled in late October to Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill., where he had earned his master’s of divinity and doctorate of ministry degrees, to lead a workshop and attend an alumni dinner.
Scouting News
November 6, 2004
Radio station puts bounty on yard signs
November 6, 2004
The Sedgwick County Republican and Democratic parties finally agree on something. The two parties, and several of their candidates, are upset with two radio stations that offered to pay $1 for each campaign yard sign that listeners turned in.
Character counts!
Take time to ponder the lessons of 9-11
November 6, 2004
Editor’s note: This is one in a series of commentaries by Michael Josephson, founder and president of the Josephson Institute of Ethics and the Character Counts! coalition. He will speak Monday in Lawrence.
Area briefs
November 6, 2004
¢ Ambulance collision sends 4 to hospital
Polls paint picture of perfect candidate
November 6, 2004
Editor’s note: This is a whimsical look at the candidate to beat in 2008.
Sports charters drive business for bars
Bus rides to and from KU football, basketball games draw customers
November 6, 2004
Kansas University’s football team may face a long road to qualify for a bowl game, but KU fans along for the ride can sit back and relax. On the way to Memorial Stadium, anyway.
Briefcase
November 6, 2004
¢ United eyes labor cuts ¢ Verizon picks up NextWave spectrum ¢ Serologicals profit rises ¢ Ohio-based Wendy’s bags ‘unofficial spokesman’
People
November 6, 2004
¢ Sharptons plan to separate ¢ Shaw among Jazz Masters ¢ ‘Late Late Show’ call-backs ¢ Keith loves this bar
Exhibit features new works by KU painting professor
November 6, 2004
An exhibition of paintings by Lawrence landscape artist and longtime Kansas University painting professor Robert Sudlow opens today at Roy’s Gallery, 1410 Kasold Drive.
K-State bowl streak on line
Wildcats must win out to qualify for 12th straight postseason
November 6, 2004
Sitting atop a VCR in the back of the Big 8 Room in Kansas State’s Vanier Football Complex sat a half-dozen recently viewed videotapes. One was labeled, “Kansas State Wildcats versus Nebraska, Nov. 15, 2003” and another, “2003 Football Awards Ceremony.”
New equipment helps young filmmaker spring into action
November 6, 2004
Faculty and staff of Kansas University’s theater and film department did plenty of acting Friday afternoon. They were pretending to give 17-year-old Tristan Bowersox a tour of Oldfather Studios so he could decide if he wanted to attend KU.
Jayhawks, Buffs have similar looks
November 6, 2004
So, just how similar are Kansas University and Colorado, two football teams that will square off today at Memorial Stadium? Well, when describing each other’s defense, KU coach Mark Mangino and CU coach Gary Barnett used the exact same phrase to get the point across Tuesday during their respective media sessions.
Society calendar
November 6, 2004
Discipline as game helps parent avoid conflict
November 6, 2004
Mayer: Where are you, Wildcatman?
November 6, 2004
Ted Owens denies he had a hand in the Crafty Cat Curtain Caper of 1965. But he knows who did it and how, even if nobody seems to know the inventive rascal’s name.
$3 million given for upgrade
November 6, 2004
Kansas University’s proposed centralized football facility at Memorial Stadium received $3 million in seed money Friday.
U.S. consumers put credit cards to work
November 6, 2004
Morality not exclusive to religious right
November 6, 2004
I got familiar with the losing business rather early in life. When I was just a kid my dad ran for Congress. He lost by about 600 votes, although I suspect that over the years, that number has been chipped away by family lore.
A positive message
Even after a contentious election season, Americans must stand united
November 6, 2004
… And I approve of this message. How many times have we heard some candidate give his or her name and then repeat that phrase as part of a campaign commercial during the past several months? Too many. And far too often the messages of which those candidates approve have been focused on fear or divisive politics.
Many Bush voters favor change
November 6, 2004
Republicans can rightfully exult in the brilliance of Karl Rove’s campaign and the success President Bush achieved in winning re-election by strengthening the Republican base and resisting advice to broaden his appeal.
Words, actions
November 6, 2004
Empty victory
November 6, 2004
Step backward
November 6, 2004
Life in the fasting lane
KU Muslim association organizes Fast-a-Thon
November 6, 2004
Asma Rehman first tried to observe the traditional Muslim, sunrise-to-sunset Ramadan fast when she was just 6 years old. But her family wouldn’t let her, convinced she was too young to go all day without food.
Wedding
November 6, 2004
FCE and 4-H News
November 6, 2004
Military news
November 6, 2004
Around and about
November 6, 2004
Club news
November 6, 2004
People and places
November 6, 2004
Leavenworth man pleads no contest to explosives, weapons charges
November 6, 2004
A Leavenworth man is expected to get probation after police discovered weapons and explosives at his home last month.
Networks sweep in blockbusters, reunions
November 6, 2004
This first weekend of television sweeps month has a real old-fashioned feel about it. In the old days, before reality television, networks used to try to attract viewers with blockbuster movies, star-studded cast reunions, gimmicky crossover episodes and holiday specials. And that’s exactly what’s happening Sunday.
Coach: Cyclones deserve respect
November 6, 2004
Nonbelievers, take note. Iowa State coach Dan McCarney thinks it’s time his football team gets some recognition.
Grueling stretch awaits Aggies
Texas A&M faces three-game gantlet of Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech
November 6, 2004
Election Day is over for U.S. voters, who settled multiple issues at the polls Tuesday. But an extended version of Declaration Day is just beginning for Texas A&M’s football team.
Long pass plays worry OU coach
November 6, 2004
When opposing offenses throw the deep ball, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops isn’t pressing the panic button, but his finger might be hovering over it.
Husker coach says ISU on rise
November 6, 2004
Now that Nebraska has sole possession of first place in the Big 12 North, the Cornhuskers will have to win their first conference road game to keep it.
Ex-MU coach Onofrio dies
Tigers’ leader from 1971-77 was 83
November 6, 2004
Al Onofrio, whose two decades on Missouri’s football staff included designing Dan Devine’s defenses and seven years at the program’s helm, died Friday at a Phoenix-area hospital. He was 83.
Nets bounce Bulls in 2OTs
November 6, 2004
As dominant as Alonzo Mourning was in his second game since having a kidney transplant, he promises to be better. Mourning made back-to-back shots in the second overtime, and the New Jersey Nets held on to beat the Chicago Bulls, 111-106, Friday night.
St. Louis linebacker will face Pats, cousin
November 6, 2004
A bonus for Trev Faulk’s first career start: He might get a chance to tackle his cousin for the first time.
Briefly
November 6, 2004
¢ Two killed, two wounded in hotel shooting ¢ Nasal spray users suing for alleged loss of smell ¢ Peterson jurors end 3rd day of deliberations ¢ Patient implanted with artificial heart dies ¢ Senator calls for halt to flights near school ¢ Couple plead guilty to smuggling immigrants ¢ China hopes to flush smelly toilet image ¢ Rebel leader retried after sentence tossed ¢ Clashes, bombing runs continue in north ¢ Kidnappers extend deadline for hostages ¢ Kidney donor accepts TV offer of polygraph ¢ NAACP sues district over discipline of blacks ¢ Judge denies former governor’s appeal ¢ State OKs textbooks with marriage phrases ¢ Man’s 1984 molestation conviction thrown out ¢ Technician sentenced for identity theft ¢ Putin ratifies Kyoto Protocol on slowing global warming ¢ New FDA measures aim to improve drug safety ¢ Survey predicts population of 9 billion in world by 2300
Tuskegee Airmen celebrate 60th anniversary of training
November 6, 2004
In the era of Jim Crow — when the Army brass didn’t think blacks were capable of flying — a group of minority pilots changed the way the military looked at race. The Tuskegee Airmen, their ranks thinning as the World War II fighter pilots age, reunited Friday for a breakfast in Columbia, the first of several gatherings planned for the weekend.
California’s plan for new death row move ahead
November 6, 2004
Standing on the roof of California’s death row, Warden Jill Brown looks down at the exercise yards and sees troubling possibilities. An old masonry wall with razor wire on top and a strip of grass are practically all that stand between condemned men and the San Francisco Bay.
Schools’ efficiency to be reviewed
Sebelius plan will scrutinize districts’ spending, performance
November 6, 2004
Call it No School Board Left Behind. Having had her tax increase proposals for public schools rejected last legislative session, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Friday said she was now coming at school funding from a different direction.
Don’s Steak House founder dies
November 6, 2004
The man who lent his name to one of Lawrence’s longest-running and most popular eateries has died. Donald E. “Don” Scott, the founder of Don’s Steak House, 2176 E. 23rd St., died Thursday in Overbrook after a long illness. He was 85.
Students gather for writing conference
November 6, 2004
About 100 Lawrence junior high students gathered Friday for a conference to learn crafts like songwriting, graphic design and nonfiction writing.
Westar exec’s attorney accuses prosecutor of courtroom threats
November 6, 2004
A defense attorney representing a former Westar Energy Inc. executive in a federal fraud trial accused a prosecutor of threatening him.
Alvin ‘Turk’ Brown Jr.
November 6, 2004
Donald E. Scott
November 6, 2004
Dorothy Arlene Ingle
November 6, 2004
Grandparents gain custody of child
Slaying victim’s ex-husband, charged with murder, drops challenge
November 6, 2004
A child-custody challenge between the parents of a slain Douglas County woman and the woman’s ex-husband — who’s charged with her murder — is finished for now.
County might get extra KU flu shots
Health center to share leftover vaccinations
November 6, 2004
Leftover shots from Kansas University’s flu clinic at Watkins Student Health Center may go to the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
Lawrence Datebook
November 6, 2004
On the record
November 6, 2004
University dance concerts find inspiration in nature
November 6, 2004
The University Dance Company’s fall concerts Thursday and Friday offered new works inspired both by the rhythms and movements of nature and the search for humans’ place in the world.
Senators say battles over judges will go on
November 6, 2004
In a psychological war of words, Senate Republicans are issuing only slightly veiled threats against their Democratic counterparts if the minority party resuscitates its penchant for blocking President Bush’s choices for federal judgeships.
Israel will limit Arafat burial; Palestinians pledge unity
November 6, 2004
Israel is determined to keep Yasser Arafat out of Jerusalem even in death, with one Cabinet minister saying Friday that the holy city is reserved for the burial of Jewish kings, “not Arab terrorists.”
U.S. Army deserter describes harsh life of imprisonment, poverty in N. Korea
November 6, 2004
Far from finding a communist paradise, four American soldiers suspected of deserting to North Korea in the 1960s were forced to live together in a tiny house under constant surveillance, to scrounge for food and to study the works of “Great Leader” Kim Il Sung for up to 16 hours a day.
Political briefs
November 6, 2004
¢ Clinton to Democrats: Don’t whine, improve ¢ Recount declares victory for black sheriff ¢ Governor still unknown ¢ Bush wins Iowa
Young voters turn out big
November 6, 2004
Maggie Hill waited in line for nearly 10 hours to vote for John Kerry. She skipped field hockey practice and ate pizza and cookies delivered to hungry students by their professors.
Intelligence in flux in 2nd term
November 6, 2004
President Bush’s election victory means job security for someone else: CIA Director Porter Goss. A loyal Republican congressman from Florida, Goss was Bush’s last major nomination before the election. Goss, 65, took over the Central Intelligence Agency in late September, with the knowledge that he could be out of work if Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry won.
Lions grab big victory
Colter delivers; LHS defense dominates
November 6, 2004
Jeff Colter learned an important lesson in Lawrence High’s loss two weeks ago to rival Free State: Let the ball come to you.
Firebirds fade away
Barnett helps Vikings overcome early deficit
November 6, 2004
At times Friday, Free State High’s football team slowed Shawnee Mission West’s D.J. Barnett. Once, the referees even stopped the Sunflower League’s leading rusher on a holding penalty after Barnett broke what looked like a 50-yard, game-winning touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.
Longhorns again Jayhawks’ nemesis
November 6, 2004
The Kansas University soccer squad found itself in familiar territory Friday, dropping a 3-2, double-overtime decision to Texas in the semifinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament.
Self not discouraged by poor shooting at scrimmage
November 6, 2004
Kansas University’s cold-shooting men’s basketball team hit just three of 22 three-point shots during Friday’s scrimmage at Allen Fieldhouse.
Coffeyville (7-3) at Eudora (7-3)
November 6, 2004
Eudora overcame a late deficit to defeat Anderson County, 34-30, in the opening round of the Class 4A state football playoffs on Tuesday.
Tonganoxie (9-1) at Topeka Hayden (10-0)
November 6, 2004
The Chieftains advanced to tonight’s Class 4A second-round game against the Wildcats with a 34-10 victory over Basehor-Linwood on Tuesday.
MU’s probation differs from KU’s
Sanctions different than KU’s in 1989
November 6, 2004
Missouri University’s men’s basketball program was placed on NCAA probation this week. Sixteen years earlier, Kansas University’s men’s program was slapped with a similar penalty. How do the two compare?
KU must end year on roll
November 6, 2004
There were times this season when Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard wishes he could hit the rewind button.
Wildcats can’t afford to fall behind against Graceland
November 6, 2004
Baker University coach Mike Grossner will take an opposite approach when preparing his team for today’s game against No. 22 Graceland University. Game time is 1:30 p.m. at Liston Stadium.
Kansas shouldn’t let political divisions hamper progress
November 6, 2004
For the past year or so, those interested in the partisan political scene have focused much of their attention on the 2004 presidential election, the severe splits in the United States among liberals, moderates and conservatives and the near stalemate in Congress between Republicans and Democrats.
Late fouls doom Indians
November 6, 2004
In its season-opener, Haskell Indian Nations University’s women’s basketball squad led nearly the entire game Friday.
LHS, FSHS hopes high for state tournament
November 6, 2004
After watching her team improve drastically this season, city high school gymnastics coach Kathy Johnson knew she would have to change the goals drastically for the postseason.
Kansas high school football scores from Nov. 5
November 6, 2004
Can Jason Swanson avoid the … Curse of the Kansas QB?
November 6, 2004
Somewhere along the line, Mark Mangino did something to aggravate the quarterback gods. How else can this curse be explained? Mangino, Kansas University’s football coach, will lead his troops in his 34th career game as a Jayhawk today when KU faces Colorado at 12:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.
Lawrence briefs
November 6, 2004
¢ KU offers pickup options for undelivered tickets ¢ Police seek FBI help in finding witnesses ¢ Ottawa OKs bond issue ¢ Free tickets available for ethicist’s KU speech ¢ Kansas exhibit to close
Items mark Sousa’s 150th
November 6, 2004
For years, the world’s largest archive of original compositions and arrangements by John Philip Sousa — more than four tons of it — was stuffed into file drawers and cabinets, accessible to only to a privileged few.
Newman wins ninth pole of season
November 6, 2004
If Ryan Newman could find a way to shift his qualifying magic to the races, he would be a solid contender for the Nextel Cup championship.
Holmes having monster season
Chiefs’ veteran running back building historic numbers
November 6, 2004
One year after scoring an NFL-record 27 touchdowns, Priest Holmes sometimes has trouble getting out of bed the morning after a game. His 31-year-old body — old for a running back — ached so much the past two weeks he couldn’t even practice until Thursday.
Patricia Ann Armstrong
November 6, 2004
KU women’s basketball adds point guard
November 6, 2004
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson has felt the power of “Late Night in the Phog.”
American assault on Fallujah imminent
10,000 troops gather for offensive; women, children urged to leave
November 6, 2004
U.S. warplanes pounded Fallujah late Friday in what residents called the strongest attacks in months, as more than 10,000 American soldiers and Marines massed for an expected assault. Iraq’s prime minister warned the “window is closing” to avert an offensive.
Brownback touted as ‘clear leader’ of Kansas GOP
November 6, 2004
Low-key and congenial, Sam Brownback could easily get lost in a crowd. But in the crowd at the Kansas Republican Party election watch party here, Brownback was the center of attention.
MU offense struggles
Defense hopes to pick up slack
November 6, 2004
As Missouri’s offense struggles, some on the other side of the ball believe they need to score more for a team that has lost three games in a row and mustered no touchdowns in the past six quarters.
Baldwin not driven by revenge
November 6, 2004
After falling to Fort Scott in sectional play last year, the main focus of the Baldwin High football team is to avenge that 20-7 loss. Right? Not really.