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State job market ‘turns corner’
September 1, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 12:46 p.m.) The state job market appears to be rebounding, Kansas Department of Labor Secretary Jim Garner said Wednesday.
Lawrence anarchists arrested at GOP convention
September 1, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 1:10 p.m.) Seven Lawrence anarchists will appear in court today in New York City after being arrested while protesting at the Republican National Convention, according to a local anarchist group.
KPERS returns running lower than expected
September 1, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 12:46 p.m.) TOPEKA — Bad news on the investment front for the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System. KPERS officials told lawmakers Wednesday that earnings on investments for the calendar year are running at 2.6 percent
Power restored at school district office building
September 1, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 11:57 a.m.) A downed power line forced Westar crews to shut off power this morning at Lawrence Public Schools’ district office, 110 McDonald Drive, to allow workers to fix the line.
Plenty of sunshine ahead
September 1, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 8:19 a.m.) Stock up on the sunscreen and break out the dark shades — Lawrence is in for a few days of warm, sunny weather, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Briefly
September 1, 2004
¢ Wrongly convicted inmate freed by DNA ¢ Suspect competent for kidnapping trial ¢ Coal miners protest bankruptcy laws ¢ Trapped whale resists rescue efforts
Come to Kansas?
Tourism attendance figures paint a pretty bleak picture of what’s available for visitors to the state.
September 1, 2004
What brings tourists to Kansas? A recent story about the success of Harrah’s Casino north of Topeka noted that the tribal casino, with 1.4 million visitors a year, no longer is the state’s biggest tourist attraction; that honor now belongs to Cabela’s, the outdoor store in Wyandotte County.
Traffic stopper
September 1, 2004
Pathetic decision
September 1, 2004
Why do liberals hate Bush?
September 1, 2004
Given the “welcome” he is receiving from demonstrators and other keepers of the liberal flame here, President George W. Bush might consider a quick trip to Najaf as a warm-up for what he will experience in the streets of New York City.
Campaign has fictional feel
September 1, 2004
When I was a young man I used to play mental games with myself. One of my favorites was to take a situation, one in which I was involved or one which I had observed, and try to imagine what author might have conceived and written it. Thus, when I had a particularly bad day, laden with irony, I would often imagine that Kurt Vonnegut or Woody Allen had been scripting my life. Other days, I might have opted for Alfred Hitchcock or Ray Bradbury.
Lost chance
September 1, 2004
No excuse
September 1, 2004
Suspected meth lab found in apartment
September 1, 2004
Family members’ concerns about a 4-year-old’s breathing problems led to the arrest of a 26-year-old now charged with trying to make methamphetamine in his south Lawrence apartment.
Independent candidate fails to make Nov. ballot
Secretary of state rules petitions submitted by U.S. Senate hopeful Edwards fall short of requirements
September 1, 2004
Horace Edwards, a businessman who once ran the state Transportation Department, has failed in his bid to get on the November ballot to run as an independent candidate in the U.S. Senate race, it was announced Tuesday.
Brownback praises humanitarian efforts
September 1, 2004
Under President Bush, the United States is leading a “heroic rescue of human life” that involves humanitarian efforts around the world, Sen. Sam Brownback said Tuesday.
GOP ‘co-stars’ hail Bush’s leadership
Wife, Schwarzenegger speak to convention
September 1, 2004
Republican National Convention co-stars Laura Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger commended President Bush to the country for four more years Tuesday night, hailing him as a man of strength leavened by compassion. “You can count on him, especially in a crisis,” said the first lady.
Ralph Nader drops by convention
September 1, 2004
Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader crashed the Republicans’ party Tuesday, dropping by Madison Square Garden just hours before the convention’s evening session was to begin.
Sheriff agrees to step down to avoid ouster proceedings
September 1, 2004
The Montgomery County sheriff agreed Tuesday to take retirement after a hearing on an ouster petition filed against Daniels by Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline.
More charges recommended in prison-abuse case
September 1, 2004
Prosecutors ended a military court hearing Tuesday for a soldier shown in infamous photos of naked Iraqi prisoners by requesting an additional charge of “maltreatment and cruelty” against Pfc. Lynndie England.
Job sector curbs consumer optimism
Confidence index reaches three-month low in August
September 1, 2004
Consumers’ renewed worries about job prospects led to a bigger-than-expected drop in confidence in August and provided more evidence of the fragility of the economic expansion.
K.C.K. casino negotiations continue
September 1, 2004
The price of opening a tribal casino in Wyandotte County appears to be submitting to the toughest state regulation in the nation.
State briefs
September 1, 2004
¢ Buhler volleyball team bus overturns ¢ Police identify drowning victim ¢ Murder charge filed against former beau
Court weighs harsher sentence in gay underage sex case
September 1, 2004
The state can punish illegal underage sex more harshly when it involves homosexual acts, even if the only goal is promoting traditional sexual roles, an official told the Kansas Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Virginia reels from flooding in wake of tropical storm
Florida braces as Hurricane Frances nears
September 1, 2004
Flooding touched off by the remnants of Tropical Storm Gaston left at least five people dead Tuesday in Virginia and devastated a historic Richmond neighborhood that was the heart of the Confederate capital during the Civil War.
Planets open new frontier in search for life
September 1, 2004
Three new planets have been discovered in other solar systems and are the closest ever found to Earth in size, marking an important step in the search for planets that could support life elsewhere in the universe, scientists have announced.
Separation of powers at issue in Florida right-to-die case
September 1, 2004
A majority of justices on the Florida Supreme Court gave clear signs Tuesday morning that they are troubled by Terri’s Law, a controversial measure that the Legislature passed last fall. The law gave Gov. Jeb Bush the power to keep Terri Schiavo, who is severely brain-damaged, alive.
Aloha’ means it’s time to change the channel
September 1, 2004
Hawaii provides the lush backdrop for the cop drama called “Hawaii” (7 p.m., NBC). I wish I could say that the producers were too exhausted from concocting an original story to come up with a more memorable title, but that would not be true. After the success of “Las Vegas,” NBC must think that naming a show after its venue has some lucky cachet. Let’s hope this trend doesn’t continue. What if they had simply called “The Sopranos” “New Jersey”?
Shirley Mae Harris
September 1, 2004
Commodities
September 1, 2004
Freddie Wayne Hall
September 1, 2004
Warren M. ‘Merle’ Elliott
September 1, 2004
Margaret E. Mathews
September 1, 2004
George W. Stauffer Jr.
September 1, 2004
Wilson services
September 1, 2004
Davidson services
September 1, 2004
Saltaholic’s ‘salty salt’ claim leads to Web site
September 1, 2004
My husband and I were eating in a restaurant the other night when he raised the saltshaker and proclaimed, “Now, there’s some salty salt.” Too often, he insisted, restaurant salt just didn’t taste as salty as it should. He wanted me to be alarmed at the prospect of unscrupulous restaurateurs slipping salt substitute past unsuspecting diners. Instead, I stifled a yawn.
On the record
September 1, 2004
Report details economic impact of KU medical school in Wichita
September 1, 2004
Kansas University’s economic impact extends far beyond the Lawrence and Kansas City Medical Center campuses.
Area briefs
September 1, 2004
¢ KU graduate tapped to lead Indiana college ¢ Bicycle ride to raise funds for MS research ¢ Nader secures spot on ballot in Kansas
Barbara K. ‘Sue’ Dougherty
September 1, 2004
Ravens sign Sanders
Prime Time’ officially returns to league
September 1, 2004
Deion Sanders is back in the NFL, this time with the Baltimore Ravens.
New England places Stubblefield on IR
Ex-Jayhawk ailing because of ankle injury
September 1, 2004
New England released quarterback Jim Miller and placed veteran defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield on injured reserve Tuesday.
Guiel’s sac fly lifts K.C.
Three-run rally in ninth trips Detroit
September 1, 2004
Aaron Guiel was the only starter on either team without a hit. That didn’t stop him from winning the game.
Tribe trounces Yanks, 22-0
New York handed its most lopsided loss ever
September 1, 2004
With an epic defeat, the New York Yankees’ hold on first place in the AL East became increasingly tenuous.
Marlins’ Beckett baffles Mets
Florida wins fifth straight on strength of hurler’s first regular-season shutout
September 1, 2004
Josh Beckett saved his best for the Big Apple again.
Sharapova survives scare
Wimbledon champ outlasts Granville
September 1, 2004
Maria Sharapova nearly found out just how quickly one can go from diva to disaster.
Seabury 2-1
September 1, 2004
Seabury Academy’s volleyball team went 2-1 Tuesday at its season-opening quadrangular.
KU volleyball to open at Arkansas
September 1, 2004
Janaina Correa knew something wasn’t right when pain shot through her knee during warm-ups at Oklahoma last fall.
Despite controversy, season-ticket sales soar
September 1, 2004
Controversy surrounding Kansas University’s priority point system hasn’t dampened demand for men’s basketball season-ticket sales.
Jayhawks eyeing opener
Mangino mum on Randle
September 1, 2004
Kansas University coach Mark Mangino knows whether running back John Randle will play Saturday night in the Jayhawks’ football season opener against Tulsa, but Mangino isn’t saying.
Nwabuisi’s bowl ring swiped
September 1, 2004
Kansas University senior fullback Austine Nwabuisi lost his Tangerine Bowl ring, a bowl watch and several other items worth a total of $4,743 this weekend, when his apartment at 1942 Stewart Ave. was broken into.
Woodling: KU begins mind games
September 1, 2004
Study the Kansas University football depth chart closely and you’ll notice 12 positions on defense — four linemen, four linebackers and four backs.
Giddens eager to return to floor for KU
September 1, 2004
While his teammates were playing basketball and working to improve their skills, J.R. Giddens settled for watching films from last season and waiting for the new one.
Miller earns Big 12 honor
September 1, 2004
Kansas University senior goalkeeper Meghan Miller was selected as the Big 12 Conference Soccer Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday after logging a pair of shutouts in KU’s 2-0 victory Saturday at UNLV and 1-0 win Monday at Brigham Young.
Watermelon offers slice of summer
September 1, 2004
Watermelon, that spectacular sweet treat that graces picnic baskets and summer tables, is one of Americans’ favorite fruits. And no wonder; with a water content of 90 to 92 percent, it’s the ideal fruit to bite into on a hot summer’s day.
Quick-and-easy recipes to serve for breakfast
September 1, 2004
While a toaster pastry for breakfast is fine now and then, these goodies generally offer little except fat and calories. However, when breakfast-on-the-run is unavoidable, send along a carton of skim milk, yogurt, or calcium-fortified orange juice to give that toaster pastry some nutrition-packed company.
Venice Film Festival aims to redefine role
September 1, 2004
The Venice Film Festival is grappling with its perennial tag as the No. 2 movie extravaganza in Europe — still a little brother to Cannes in terms of stars, marketing and buzz, even though it’s older.
Free State senior Stanclift hampered by injured shoulder
September 1, 2004
It’s definitely not in Jamie Stanclift’s competitive nature to take it easy at any time on the volleyball court.
6News video: Kansas politician takes national stage
September 1, 2004
Kris Kobach, candidate for the 3rd District congressional seat, addressed the crowd on the opening day of the Republican National Convention in New York.
Briefly
September 1, 2004
¢ Accused U.S. deserter plans to surrender ¢ Aid group accuses U.S. of killing civilians ¢ Noted astronomer who studied comets dies
Riley big hit with Ryder Cup team
September 1, 2004
All it took was one phone call for Hal Sutton to get instant gratification as Ryder Cup captain.
People
September 1, 2004
¢ Theron injured on set ¢ Smits returning to ABC ¢ An issue of vanity ¢ ‘Monk’ won’t have his Sharona
Father’s letter accuses ex son-in-law
Family of rural Lawrence slaying victim squares off with KSU professor in court hearing
September 1, 2004
On one side of the courtroom sat the parents of Carmin Ross, a slain Douglas County woman. They occasionally wiped away tears during a two-hour hearing to settle a dispute over their daughter’s estate.
Daily ticker
September 1, 2004
Apple introduces flat-paneled iMac
Analysts say $1,299 price tag of new computer model may be too high
September 1, 2004
The latest computer in the iMac family literally puts Apple’s trademark minimalism on a pedestal. The processor and drives are built into a sleek flat-panel display.
Judge gives police department OK to question officers about backup help
September 1, 2004
A federal judge says the Wichita Police Department can continue questioning members of the force about whether they get backup assistance when they call for it, following complaints from some black officers.
Say cheese
Lawrence sellers report uptick in artisanal, imported products
September 1, 2004
Many Lawrence-area residents are discovering a whole world of cheese beyond the familiar slices of Swiss and cheddar in sandwiches, melted mozzarella on pizza or Parmesan from a cardboard tube dusted atop a plate of spaghetti.
Bloody Tuesday as terror strikes Russia, Israel, Iraq
September 1, 2004
In a day of bloody attacks around the world, terrorists on Tuesday killed dozens in Israel, Moscow and Iraq.
State SAT scores best in 16 years
Results up at Lawrence High School, off at Free State in 2003-‘04
September 1, 2004
Kansas students this year posted their best scores in at least 16 years for verbal and math skills on the SAT college exam.
Haskell convocation speaker asks students to stop being victims
September 1, 2004
The head of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs had a stern message Tuesday for Haskell Indian Nations University students who’d rather party than study.
Church plans to open day care
River of Fire hopes to use former home of Bishop Seabury
September 1, 2004
Working parents commuting from Lawrence to the Kansas City metro area soon could have some of their child-care prayers answered by a Lawrence-based church.
Cheese recipes
September 1, 2004
¢ Gorgonzola Mascarpone Torta ¢ Marinated Bocconcini
Chiefs cut Willis, Clausen
September 1, 2004
Guard Donald Willis was placed on the physically-unable-to-perform list Tuesday by the Kansas City Chiefs, while rookie quarterback Casey Clausen was waived.
Eudora dealing with city’s ‘black eye’
Fire chief’s arrest not his first, court records show
September 1, 2004
The apparent argument with a girlfriend that resulted in his arrest at an Olathe hotel wasn’t the first time Eudora Fire Chief Spencer McCabe found himself crossways with the law.
City shifts gears on parking ordinance
September 1, 2004
Not every home in Lawrence has a driveway. That’s why the Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday backed down from an ordinance that would help police crack down on long-term street parking in city neighborhoods.
Briefcase
September 1, 2004
¢ Investigators: Hollinger duped by former CEO ¢ WTO approves sanctions against U.S. over rules ¢ Outsourcing pays off for CEOs, study finds ¢ Boeing wants Airbus aid\ cut to protect its 7E7
Local briefs
September 1, 2004
¢ Teenage driver hits sheriff’s vehicle ¢ Judge weighs fee issue in Watkins Hall lawsuit ¢ Wildlife photographer to appear on ‘River City’
McCain masters the middle ground
September 1, 2004
This is, of course, George Bush’s week, the time that he is formally confirmed in his candidacy for a second term as president.
Horoscopes
September 1, 2004
Mistakes cause farmers to lose insurance pay
September 1, 2004
Farmers may lose millions of dollars in insurance payments for their sprout-damaged wheat because of widespread mistakes in sampling their crop at Kansas grain elevators, state officials said.