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AG declines to provide details on Morton County investigation
October 13, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 2:01 p.m.) TOPEKA — The state’s top legal official Wednesday declined to provide details on an investigation in southwestern Kansas where lawmen are digging on a farm.
Bonds approved for KU research building
October 13, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 10:55 a.m.) TOPEKA — State elected leaders today approved issuing up to $55 million in bonds to build a new research building at Kansas University.
Cold front rolling in
October 13, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 8:14 a.m.) Bundle up. A cold front blusters into Lawrence just before noon today, sending temperatures plunging into the 30s by early Thursday morning, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
6Sports video: Firebird coach offers peek behind curtain
October 13, 2004
Take a “Friday Night Lights”-style look at the Firebirds’ game against the Ravens, courtesy of Free State High head football coach Bob Lisher.
6News video: Candidates discuss public schools financing
October 13, 2004
Financing for public schools was the main issue during a candidate forum at Lawrence High School on Tuesday night. About a dozen candidates agreed that funding could be improved, but differed on how exactly that was to be accomplished.
6News video: Advance voting opens
October 13, 2004
People will be able to vote in advance at the Douglas County Courthouse from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through noon Nov. 1 starting Wednesday. The clerk’s office will also be open late this week to accept voter registrations.
Briefly
October 13, 2004
¢ Office workers claim $214M Powerball prize ¢ Videographer pleads in immigration charges
Gitzendanner services
October 13, 2004
Saddam’s bluff on WMD
October 13, 2004
The most incredible revelation in the new CIA report on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction is not that there were no biological, chemical or nuclear weapons in Iraq. We knew that.
Survey: Students failing to apply for aid
About 8 million didn’t fill out FAFSA form; results surprise KU official
October 13, 2004
Brenda Maigaard spends much of her time making sure incoming freshmen at Kansas University know about their options for how to pay for college.
Vote early: Advance ballots can now be cast
October 13, 2004
Now it gets serious. Voters in Douglas County can start casting ballots this morning for candidates up for election Nov. 2. Advance voting opens at 8 a.m. at the courthouse, 1100 Mass.
Candidates cramming for final debate tonight
October 13, 2004
President Bush taunted Democratic rival John Kerry and tested debate lines before friendly audiences in Colorado and Arizona on Tuesday while Kerry crammed in private for tonight’s final faceoff of the campaign.
Economists say Bush, Kerry job plans both fall short
October 13, 2004
President Bush says his economic policies, including billions of dollars in tax cuts, are helping to create new jobs. But not the millions he promised. Democratic challenger John Kerry says 10 million new jobs would be added in his first term. Don’t bet on that either.
Self, KU players eager as ‘Late Night’ nears
October 13, 2004
Nobody knows how many fans will attend Friday’s “Late Night in the Phog,” considering thousands of Kansas University students will be pouring out of town Thursday for fall break.
Briefly
October 13, 2004
¢ Diana memorial fountain to close for more repairs ¢ Al-Qaida blamed for Egypt bombings ¢ Forty-six killed in Aristide skirmishes ¢ U.N. helicopter crashes on election mission
Tips on how to make applesauce, apple cider
October 13, 2004
Applesauce will vary in texture and flavor depending on the variety of apple used. All-purpose apples such as Granny Smith, Rome Beauty, Fuji and Jonagold produce good results.
Seabury seniors shine as Seahawks split
October 13, 2004
Seabury Academy’s Laura Frizell and Elise Stella had a Senior Night to remember on Tuesday night at the Seahawks’ gym.
Astros to bank on Backe in series opener
Cardinals won’t have to face Clemens, Oswalt in first two games
October 13, 2004
In Roger Clemens and Roy Oswalt, the Houston Astros have one of the best pitching tandems in all of baseball.
Eldridge Hotel has new owners
October 13, 2004
Once the symbolic center of the Free State movement that sparked the Civil War, downtown Lawrence’s Eldridge Hotel sparked a bidding war Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
City briefs
October 13, 2004
¢ Godzilla ‘fanatic’ to share insights ¢ Sex with 13-year-old brings rape verdict ¢ Food drive planned for ‘Late Night’ event
Nixon tapes cut for privacy
October 13, 2004
Sometime in the very near future, Bill Cowell will hunker down in front of a bulky 25-year-old tape player in a nondescript cubicle here at the National Archives, clap on a headset and, guided by codes on a sheet of paper, find a precise spot on a thin, brown ribbon to mark with his grease pencil.
People
October 13, 2004
¢ Reality check No. 1 ¢ Reality check No. 2 ¢ How about ‘Kelly and Regis’? ¢ Travolta, Alley reunite
Briefcase
October 13, 2004
¢ Oil prices close lower ¢ Cessna sales take off; more Wichita jobs slated ¢ Yahoo earnings soar ¢ Gannett profits grow
Apple recipes
October 13, 2004
¢ Nancy’s Favorite Apple Pie ¢ Nancy’s Apple Crisp ¢ Fieldstone Bread Pudding ¢ Fieldstone’s Delicious Baked Applesauce ¢ Baked Sauerkraut with Apples
Culinary institute rolls out homemade ravioli recipe
Dough can be used to create variety of meals
October 13, 2004
Pasta is a versatile food whether served hot or cold, plain or flavored, flat or filled. And for home cooks, a basic pasta dough recipe can create a myriad of dishes, from herb-infused linguine to seafood-filled tortellini.
All not lost for Seahawks
Despite disappointing setback, Seattle’s goals intact
October 13, 2004
This was one rough weekend for Seattle’s young defenders. They demonstrated, in an excruciating finish for the Seahawks and their fans, why early season statistics are meaningless.
Green, Packers continue to baffle
October 13, 2004
This was the year Ahman Green was going to be the heart of Green Bay’s offense, with Brett Favre playing a supporting role.
KU grad to replace goalposts
Alumnus happy to help after win over K-State
October 13, 2004
The thought crossed Jack Clevenger’s mind last week while he was chatting Saturday with friend and former Kansas University football great John Hadl before KU and Kansas State tangled at Memorial Stadium.
Candidates in various races discuss education issues
October 13, 2004
Improving funding for public education and how to do it was the main focus of a candidate forum Tuesday night at Lawrence High School.
Jackson angry about Eminem video
Rapper’s lyrics target molestation charges
October 13, 2004
Michael Jackson is reportedly angered by the way he is portrayed in rapper Eminem’s recently released video, “Just Lose It.” The pop singer is said to be so upset that he has asked networks to remove the video from their rotations.
Democrats angry K.C. station to run Kerry film
October 13, 2004
Lawrence Democrats are riled over a Kansas City TV station’s decision to carry a documentary critical of John Kerry’s anti-war activities after his return from Vietnam.
Horoscopes
October 13, 2004
Briefly
October 13, 2004
¢ Senator closes office, citing security threat ¢ U.S. to investigate Iraq’s missing nuclear equipment ¢ FCC proposes record indecency fine against Fox
Famous windows
October 13, 2004
SLT view
October 13, 2004
Petty deception
October 13, 2004
Spinmeisters’
October 13, 2004
In praise of modesty…
October 13, 2004
When I was growing up, my grandfather, who was a very wise man as most grandfathers are, used to tell me that it was improper to praise oneself and broadcast one’s achievements to the world. If praise were to come from others, one should accept it gracefully, but one should never, as he put it, “toot one’s own horn.”
Daily ticker
October 13, 2004
Kansas files price-gouging lawsuit
Florida distributor accused of taking advantage of flu vaccine shortage
October 13, 2004
State Atty. Gen. Phill Kline filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a Florida pharmaceutical distributor, accusing the company of trying to make “unconscionable profits” from the sale of flu vaccine in Kansas.
Hurricanes squeeze Florida’s citrus crops
Growers expected to harvest fewer oranges, grapefruits
October 13, 2004
Hard hit by four hurricanes, Florida citrus growers will produce 27 percent fewer oranges in the 2004 to 2005 season — the smallest crop in 11 years, the Agriculture Department said Tuesday.
Kansas farmers expected to harvest record soybean crop
October 13, 2004
Scranton farmer John Heise has never seen a soybean harvest like this one.
Commodities
October 13, 2004
How ‘bout them apples?
Orchard allows customers to pick among 50 varieties
October 13, 2004
Fall is apple picking time at Fieldstone Orchard and B & B. That’s what brought the Fisher and Stark families last week to Ken and Nancy Krause’s 180-acre property, located near Overbrook, about 30 miles southwest of Lawrence.
Ditch cans, spice up pumpkin
October 13, 2004
When the weather turns chilly in the fall, the warmer spices, such as cinnamon, clove and nutmeg, seem like natural additions to our diet. It’s no coincidence that these spices turn up in pumpkin recipes.
Readers can vote for city’s ‘best’
October 13, 2004
What makes Lawrence so special? Is it the live music scene, restaurants, campus, downtown or the parks? Maybe it’s your favorite cup of coffee, art gallery or record store.
Reds, Larkin part ways
Team tells 19-year veteran he’s not wanted
October 13, 2004
Barry Larkin’s 19-year career with his hometown team ended Tuesday with a one-sided phone call.
NHL set to miss opening night
League has been shut down for nearly one month with no end in sight to lockout
October 13, 2004
The Tampa Bay Lightning were supposed to raise their Stanley Cup championship banner this week to kick off the new season.
Trial in multiple killings opens
October 13, 2004
Jury selection began Tuesday for one of two men accused of killing five people two years ago.
Cowboy singers aid global outreach
Benefit concerts in China to raise money for children’s institute
October 13, 2004
A group that serves children with disabilities is expanding overseas, with help from an Old West theme park.
Western Kansas town to vote on liquor sales
Economic benefits weighed against problems alcohol brings
October 13, 2004
You can get a six-pack to go in Satanta, but if you’re hankering for a bottle of wine to serve with your meal, or hard liquor for a cocktail, you’ll have to get out of town.
Vermeil wants takeaways
October 13, 2004
The Kansas City Chiefs are doing well enough with the ball — once they get it.
Lions 2-1 at home quad
October 13, 2004
Lawrence High squandered a 16-10 lead Tuesday night in its first game against Manhattan and lost, 25-22.
LHS trips Leavenworth
October 13, 2004
Something had to give, and luckily for Lawrence High’s boys soccer team, Tuesday night’s game against Leavenworth finished in the Lions’ favor.
LHS doubles team advances to state
October 13, 2004
Lawrence High’s Shannon Wanna and Katie Robertson qualified for the Class 6A state tennis tournament Tuesday by reaching the regional semifinals. The duo went 2-2 to place fourth.
Free State volleyball 0-3 at SM Northwest
October 13, 2004
Free State High’s volleyball team went 0-3 at a Shawnee Mission Northwest quad on Friday.
Schilling ineffective in opener
October 13, 2004
Curt Schilling wanted nothing more than to silence Yankee fans. Instead, a raucous crowd and a sore ankle helped ruin his night.
Matsui packs punch
Outfielder ties record with five RBIs
October 13, 2004
Hideki Matsui often is overshadowed by his Yankees teammates.
State briefs
October 13, 2004
¢ New grave considered for jazz great Parker ¢ Charges filed in weapons raid
Dog show results released
October 13, 2004
Ruby F. Benson Herd
October 13, 2004
John ‘Jack’ Howard Dawson
October 13, 2004
LHS again left behind in school assessment tests
High schools, middle schools struggle to meet state education goals
October 13, 2004
Lawrence High School students managed to improve or hold steady on state assessment scores in math or reading in 2004. But despite some gains, Lawrence High didn’t make enough progress to meet the yearly benchmarks set by the state as it struggles to meet standards of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
New poverty report shows state has more have-nots
1 in 4 Kansas families can’t make ends meet
October 13, 2004
Lani Benton said she had a stack of bills, just a few groceries and $1 in the bank. “I go from paycheck to paycheck,” said the 35-year-old single mother, who works in Lawrence and lives in Lecompton.
Teens arrested for injuries in crash
Police: FSHS students’ reckless driving led to three-car accident last week
October 13, 2004
Police on Tuesday arrested three students at Free State High School for their role in a drag race that led to an injury accident last week on Bob Billings Parkway.
Changing colors signal start of Baldwin Maple Leaf Festival
October 13, 2004
Lloyd Lam had never heard of the Maple Leaf Festival until he and his wife, Joy, moved to Baldwin more than four years ago.
Storm secure crown
October 13, 2004
Betty Lennox had two WNBA franchises fold while she was on the roster. After the Cleveland Rockers folded last year, she landed with the Seattle Storm in the dispersal draft.
State funds to kick-start Multicultural Resource Center
October 13, 2004
After more than two years of discussions, the new Multicultural Resource Center at Kansas University appears to be a step closer to reality.
Supreme Court to hear cases on 10 Commandments
October 13, 2004
The Supreme Court said Tuesday it would consider whether the Ten Commandments may be displayed on government property, ending a 25-year silence on a church-state issue that has prompted bitter legal fights around the country.
Kansas attorney general filed brief in Commandments case
October 13, 2004
Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline entered the legal battle last month to maintain public displays of the Ten Commandments.
U.S. troops strike rebels ahead of holy month
October 13, 2004
U.S. troops went on the offensive from the gates of Baghdad to the Syrian border Tuesday, pounding Sunni insurgent positions from the air and supporting Iraqi soldiers in raids on mosques suspected of harboring extremists.
KU professor signs letter on Bush policies
October 13, 2004
A Kansas University professor has added her name to a letter signed by more than 650 foreign affairs experts calling for a shift of American policy in Iraq.
Federal sanctions for schools in need of improvement
October 13, 2004
The No Child Left Behind Act has produced a new jargon and sanctions.
Former Jayhawk suing KU
Track athlete files following dismissal
October 13, 2004
A former Kansas University track athlete has sued his former coach and athletic director, saying he unfairly was dismissed from the team earlier this year.
Cosby show breaks even
Homecoming committee may consider similar event next year
October 13, 2004
A last-minute rush in ticket sales kept Kansas University organizations from losing money on last week’s appearance by comedian Bill Cosby.
On the record
October 13, 2004
Lawrence briefs
October 13, 2004
¢ City commissioners reject road proposal ¢ Youth art program to have open house ¢ ‘River City Weekly’ examines artist’s work
Farscape’ pays last visit
Canceled show returns as miniseries
October 13, 2004
Warring aliens? The space-time continuum? Cloning? Ben Browder can handle it.
KU to meet Iowa State
October 13, 2004
Only two teams in the Big 12 Conference have a worse league mark than Kansas University’s volleyball team.
Last debate airs live tonight
October 13, 2004
President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry meet in the third and final presidential debate (8 p.m., ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, Fox News) at Arizona State University in Tempe. So far, the audience for the debates has been much larger than during the 2000 race, and tonight’s discussion may be the highest-rated event of the election year.
Prosecution questioned in fall ‘03 shooting
Justices inquire about slow contact of victims after downtown attack
October 13, 2004
A Douglas County prosecutor faced a tough crowd Tuesday. Assistant Dist. Atty. Dan Dunbar stood before the Kansas Supreme Court to argue that a local judge mishandled the 2003 case of a man charged with firing into a crowd of downtown bar-goers. But several of the justices’ questions for Dunbar were about why prosecutors didn’t do things differently in their handling of the Jason A. Tremble case.
Bonnieball in full effect
New coach stresses hard work, conditioning at KU media day
October 13, 2004
If there’s one thing Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson learned from her childhood days in Wilmar, Minn., it was the importance of hard work.
Woodling: TV package huge recruiting tool
October 13, 2004
Here’s something I’ll bet you didn’t know: Every one of Kansas University’s women’s home basketball games will be on live television next season. All of them.
Rivera returns, ruins Red Sox rally
Standout closer, after attending family funeral, saves 10-7 victory for Yankees
October 13, 2004
Mariano Rivera showed up in time to save the New York Yankees, putting his grief aside just long enough to do what he does best.
Jayhawks celebrate end to victory drought
October 13, 2004
Hugs and a lot of high-fives. The scene Tuesday at Alvamar Country Club seemed like it should have been from a postgame football celebration instead of a women’s golf tournament. But the Kansas University women’s golf team’s streak without a tournament victory even was longer than the Jayhawks’ 11-year football losing skid against Kansas State
Ballad’ to be performed Friday night
October 13, 2004
Some events are so fantastic and meaningful, people want to relive them.
Russians mark end of mourning
Retaliation feared for school attack
October 13, 2004
Wailing and pounding their hands on dirt graves, hundreds of people dressed in black marked the end of the traditional 40-day mourning period for the children and adults killed after terrorists seized a school on the first day of classes.
Obesity surgery can help diabetes, researchers say
October 13, 2004
Obesity surgery helps patients do more than shed weight — it often cures their diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, researchers say.
Judge serves time on ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
October 13, 2004
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Judge Jerry Elliott Does Time In the Kitchen.”
Strong position
It’s good to know that if Lawrence voters support a bond issue for their public schools, the district’s financial position is strong enough to allow that funding.
October 13, 2004
The Lawrence school board finds itself in an enviable financial position as it plans for a bond issue to upgrade district buildings.
More straight talk would help voters
October 13, 2004
Two of the three presidential debates are now behind us. So what have we learned about the men seeking our support?