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KU’s Hawk Week activities begin Sunday
August 12, 2005
Kansas University today announced the schedule for Hawk Week, which runs Sunday through Aug. 20 and includes a flurry of academic and social activities for new and returning students.
Cultural sustenance
August 12, 2005
Many of Kansas University’s nearly 30,000 students learn about cultural opportunities from rainbow-colored sidewalk chalk on Wescoe Beach, where bars and venues tout a cornucopia of potable diversity, ranging from German Jagermeister to Japanese sake.
Price: Jayhawks ‘solid’
Coach counting on return of six regulars
August 12, 2005
The cupboard has never been so full of bats and gloves for Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price.
Kansas defense talented, but thin
Especially in secondary, Jayhawks’ lack of depth ‘a concern’
August 12, 2005
Seems a prerequisite for a college football coach is to worry about depth. That’s certainly the case at Kansas University.
Kansas Public Radio source for local news
August 12, 2005
Here’s a look at specialty shows produced by Kansas Public Radio (KANU 91.5 FM)
Alumni chapters by state
August 12, 2005
Here’s a list of Kansas University Alumni Association chapters or clubs, listed on its Web site, www.kualumni.org:
Blessed occasion
University’s Danforth Chapel turning 60 this year
August 12, 2005
When Kansas University students need a quiet place to get away from the grind of daily classwork or maybe seek a little divine help during finals week, some of them head for a little limestone building with stained-glass windows at the east edge of campus.
The fun stuff isn’t free
Extras’ add up quickly when you’re enjoying school
August 12, 2005
Tuition, rent and utilities aren’t the only expenses for Kansas University students. At the request of the Journal-World, four KU students kept tabs on their spending habits for the spring semester. All four - Elisa Zahn, Jodie Krafft, Brent Fry and Jacquelyn Pedigo - managed to pack some fun between their basic bills. There were weekly
Office helps students with disabilities
August 12, 2005
When a student with a disability arrives on campus, Disability Resources works to provide assistance at school and teach the student to help themselves in the future.
Spencer museum going digital
Site’s vast collection readied to be shown online
August 12, 2005
The approximately 200 quilts in the Spencer Museum of Art rarely see the light of day. Unfolding some of them for exhibition - or even scholarly examination - might turn threads to dust.
University hopes to go full steam ahead on tunnel improvements
August 12, 2005
Kansas University’s steam tunnels have been around almost as long as KU itself. Below the streets and sidewalks of Mount Oread are about 5 miles of tunnels built for access to the pipes that carry steam to heat the buildings. The steam tunnels also are used to route electrical, gas and other utility pipes and cables around campus.
Library hours
August 12, 2005
 
Multicultural center expansion to be completed this fall
August 12, 2005
The programs and services at Kansas University’s Multicultural Resource Center have expanded so much over the last decade that the center is looking for room to grow.
Music influences editor of fall semester Kansan
August 12, 2005
Austin Caster, fall editor of The University Daily Kansan, brings a diverse set of interests and talents to the Kansan this semester.
Number of online courses offered not expected to increase
August 12, 2005
Don’t expect to see Kansas University turn into a virtual school anytime soon. Though online learning continues to take hold nationally, online courses and degrees aren’t KU’s niche.
Proposal calls for guaranteeing tuition rates
August 12, 2005
Starting in 2007, Kansas University students should have a much better idea of how much a four-year education will cost.
Jayhawk Motorsports team embraces successful finish
August 12, 2005
In addition to learning skills that will help him in his future career, Kansas University engineering junior Erich Ohlde has another reason he is involved with the Jayhawk Motorsports team.
Pitching Bunge’s top priority
Last year, Jayhawks had plenty of offense but lacked hurler
August 12, 2005
No Kansas University softball team ever hit more home runs in a season. No KU softball club ever posted a higher fielding percentage.
Kansas football signees at a glance
August 12, 2005
A list of the recent signees
Self confident in young squad
August 12, 2005
Tops in the land the 2004 AP preseason poll, Kansas University’s men’s basketball team will not open No. 1 this time.
Building hours
August 12, 2005
When university buildings are open.
Get in shape with KU services like Pilates, personal training
August 12, 2005
A healthy lifestyle is possible for Kansas University students. Recreation opportunities and nutritional help are available on campus. Many of the services are paid for through student fees.
Catholic Campus Center leader to fill footsteps of longtime monsignor
August 12, 2005
The Rev. Steve Beseau has big shoes to fill, and he knows it. Next March, Beseau, 39, will take over as the new director of St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center, 1631 Crescent Road.
Seven KU students awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarship
August 12, 2005
Garth Myers can add a rare feat to his resume. Myers, a Kansas University associate professor of geography and African and African-American studies, is adviser to not one, but two Fulbright scholarship winners in the same year.
Engineering school honors professor, alumni
August 12, 2005
Two Kansas University alumni and a professor were given the School of Engineering’s Distinguished Engineering Service during commencement festivities.
Meet the deans
August 12, 2005
 
Search on for new dean of students
Frank DeSalvo serving as interim, plans to avoid ‘blip’ in services
August 12, 2005
Only a few months into his tenure as interim dean of students, Frank DeSalvo is looking to delegate what has historically been one of the office’s most high-profile duties.
KU steps up efforts to recruit Hispanics
August 12, 2005
KU officials are giving students and their families in Dodge City and Garden City a chance to learn more about the university - in their native language.
Web sites
August 12, 2005
Take a note of these Web site; they’ll help you throughout the semester, especially around the end of the semester and enrollment.
Do your laundry like a pro
August 12, 2005
If you’re on your own for the first time, here’s a laundry kit you can put together ahead of time to make doing your laundry hassle-free:
Change by the numbers
August 12, 2005
 
Emergency numbers
August 12, 2005
 
Essentials items for KU newcomers
August 12, 2005
Students offer advice about the following essential items for KU newcomers:
On the Street: Where do you go for outdoor recreation in Lawrence?
August 12, 2005
Where do you go for outdoor recreation in Lawrence?
On the Street: How has the smoking ban effected the Lawrence social scene?
August 12, 2005
How has the smoking ban effected the Lawrence social scene?
Clearing the smoke screen
August 12, 2005
Smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em, the saying goes. Just don’t smoke them here.
On the street: What is Lawrence’s best-kept entertainment secret?
August 12, 2005
What is Lawrence’s best-kept entertainment secret?
When in Lawrence, do as the townies do
August 12, 2005
You’re 18, a freshman at Kansas University, and you have a plan: Go to school, get a degree, then leave Kansas forever to take over the world.
Kansas newcomers ‘beyond their years’
Self bringing in trio of McDonald’s All-Americans in Chalmers, Downs, Wright
August 12, 2005
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self thinks he signed three difference-makers last season.
Coach building foundation
August 12, 2005
This summer, Erin O’Neil turned into somewhat of an urban legend. No, she did not go in Lawrence lore for some great achievement.
Randall hoping for more
Clutch’ Woodland should lead team
August 12, 2005
Last year was hardly a vintage year for Kansas University’s men’s golf team.
Coach: KU ‘fine’ despite losses
August 12, 2005
Kansas University’s rowing team is pointing toward another solid season next spring despite losing some talented performers.
KU sports bull’s-eye
Jayhawks ‘happy’ to be defending champs
August 12, 2005
If Big 12 Conference soccer were a bulls-eye, then Kansas University would be in the middle circle. The Jayhawks are defending league champs.
Redwine not satisfied with improvement
Track coach says indoors and out, Jayhawks must rise to challenge
August 12, 2005
Good is not enough. At least not for Kansas University track and field coach Stanley Redwine.
Appy State I-AA Power
August 12, 2005
Appalachian State will come to Lawrence as a heavy underdog Sept. 10 because NCAA Division I-AA teams rarely are expected to be able to compete against bigger and stronger I-A programs.
FAU faces tough tests
August 12, 2005
Debuting as a Division I-A football team - sort of - was a sweet honeymoon for Florida Atlantic last fall.
LaTech lightened schedule
August 12, 2005
This year’s schedule isn’t exactly cheesecake for the Louisiana Tech football team, but trying to top last year’s slate in terms of toughness would’ve been a bit cuckoo - and maybe even impossible.
Texas’ Young among league standouts
League’s top talent resides in South, but North teams could hold own
August 12, 2005
“Vinsanity” is a made-up word used to describe high-flying NBA standout Vince Carter and the out-of-this-world plays he made in his prime for the Toronto Raptors.
Depth focus for Henrickson
August 12, 2005
While most college basketball coaches would tell you a 12-16 won-lost record is something to forget quickly, Bonnie Henrickson begs to differ.
Do your laundry like a pro
August 12, 2005
If you’re on your own for the first time, here’s a laundry kit you can put together ahead of time to make doing your laundry hassle-free
Rock Chalk’ birthplace confirmed
August 12, 2005
Shelley Hickman Clark was never sure whether to believe that the “Rock Chalk, Jayhawk” chant was created in her 150-year-old home in south Lawrence.
Getting services started
August 12, 2005
Turning on utlities.
KU has first engineering outback camp for boys
August 12, 2005
Sixteen high school students from Kansas and Missouri took part in the first KU Survivor: Engineering Outback, coordinated by the Kansas University School of Engineering from July 22 to July 23.
Research center earns Peruvian medal
August 12, 2005
A Peruvian research center affiliated with Kansas University has received the Peruvian Congressional Medal of Honor.
New co-op house to open in time for fall semester
August 12, 2005
The old white paint peeling off the weathered siding is a sharp contrast to the bright new panels of Dupont-Tyveck insulation on the Ad Astra Student Cooperative House at 1033 Ky. The missing staircase to the front porch directs visitors around the back of the house where a mound of torn-out carpet, plastic sheeting and spare planks of wood accompany a large pile of limestone rocks.
Essentials
August 12, 2005
Students offer advice about the following essential items for KU newcomers
Emergency numbers
August 12, 2005
List of important numbers on campus.
The sippin’ scene
Whether you’re a java connoisseur or a casual gulper, Lawrence has a coffee shop with the cup of joe - and the vibe - you crave
August 12, 2005
Ask baristas around town, and you’ll quickly learn that Lawrence’s coffeehouse scene offers a comfortable hangout to suit just about everybody’s taste.
Hittin’ the clubs
August 12, 2005
Those new to town may encounter folks roaming the streets decked in “Support Live Music!” T-shirts. That phrase isn’t just some random marketing ploy. In many ways, it’s the mantra of the entertainment community.
Late-night eats
Where to get your grub on in the wee hours when your stomach’s grumbling
August 12, 2005
Whether you’re looking for a place to soak up knowledge or the lingering effects of alcohol, Lawrence is replete with restaurants, bars and bakeries - beyond McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Taco Bell - that aim to satisfy your late-night cravings. Here’s a guide to some spots that stay open late for the ravenous night owls among you:
School of Engineering camp introduces girls to science careers
August 12, 2005
Shannon Sanderson always enjoyed math and science at Olathe South High School, but she couldn’t see herself as an engineer until she spent a week at a Kansas University summer camp eight years ago.
Dig uncovering facts about earlier human life
KU working on excavation in northwest Kansas
August 12, 2005
Rolfe Mandel has spent parts of three summers at an archaeological dig site near Kanorado, and he’s still fascinated. The site, he and others think, once was home to springs that made it attractive for early inhabitants of Kansas.
Retired faculty continue learning, socializing in Endacott Society
August 12, 2005
The formal hallway within Adams Alumni Center fills up with laughter and the rich smell of freshly brewed coffee every Wednesday morning.
Thematic Learning Communities growing at KU
August 12, 2005
Freshmen enrolling at Kansas University can choose the Thematic Learning Communities program, which is designed to fill class requirements, improve student retention and promote academic success.
KU Endowment Association plans beyond record fundraiser
August 12, 2005
With a splashy $653 million fundraising drive under its belt, the Kansas University Endowment Association is looking to adjust to life behind the scenes once again.
Alumni-driven revival
Eldridge Hotel bought, renovated by KU graduates
August 12, 2005
It makes sense that Mitchell and Susan Chaney teamed up with Kansas University football legend Bobby Douglass to revamp downtown Lawrence’s Eldridge Hotel.
Black alumni group joins KU’s association
August 12, 2005
The Kansas University Alumni Association now has a chapter devoted exclusively to serving the university’s black graduates. The Black Alumni Chapter of the association grew out of the root’s of KU’s Black Alumni Organization, which was a separate organization until May.
Rhodes Scholar’s small-town roots earn her academic rewards
August 12, 2005
When Ruth Anne French grew up on a farm in Partridge, she could not have imagined her excellence in academics and interest in the environment would land her a prestigious Rhodes scholarship.
Full speed ahead
KU Alumni Assn. director unveils new recruiting plan
August 12, 2005
Kansas University Alumni Association president and CEO Kevin Corbett ran competitively in high school and was an avid golfer as a Kansas University student.
Spencer director finds revelation in collection
August 12, 2005
When Saralyn Reece Hardy walks the galleries of Kansas University’s Spencer Museum of Art, she sees beauty. She sees power. She sees opportunity.
We saw it ¢ We loved it
August 12, 2005
 
Find the style of shoes best for you
August 12, 2005
The summer’s sparkling shoes are definitely of the moment, but remember, they’ll attract attention - not good if your ankles are too thick (or even too thin).
Find the right backpack for you
August 12, 2005
A few years ago, Kansas University students searching for backpacks would go with the traditional, simple two-strap, style. Today, backpacks can be found in almost any style and color with extra options such as one or two straps, compact disc and cell-phone holders, and special pockets for water bottles.
Pizza binges, booze put pounds on
Maintaining nutrition, exercise will balance college lifestyle
August 12, 2005
Ramen noodles are the staple food of college life. Students also report subsiding on pizza, chips, wings, “whatever is in my roommate’s fridge” and even “cheap beer.”
Handbags are hot for fall
August 12, 2005
This is the season of the handbag. Whether your taste runs to conservative or funky, there is a bag out there with your name on it. (Of course, if your name is Marc Jacobs, there are a lot of bags out there with your name on it.)
Bigger’s best for shades
August 12, 2005
In the fashion world, it seems the phrase “the bigger, the better” is rarely uttered, but when it comes to this season’s sunglasses, size definitely matters.
Old-school Games
Students turn back to vintage video gaming
August 12, 2005
Kansas University student Matthew Nyquist loves old-school video games. Nyquist’s brother introduced him to Atari 600 when he was 2 years old. He began playing Nintendo at age 3. Nyquist would even get up at 5 a.m. just to play video games.
Here’s the best decor for dorm rooms
August 12, 2005
For many students, a residence hall can feel more like a prison than a home. The trick is finding ways to transform your 8-by-10 cell into a personal oasis.
Mathis: Try a new look without falling into the Gap
August 12, 2005
Welcome to Kansas University, Class of 2009! (Or 2010. Or 2011. Can’t rush these things, you know.) After a lifetime of learning how to be the person your parents or friends wanted to be, you’ve arrived at college with a blank slate, ready to become the person YOU want to be.
Camping out for KU tickets half the fun
August 12, 2005
Let’s be honest. Twenty years from now, you won’t be bending your kid’s ear with stories about all the wonderful things you learned in English Lit 101. They won’t care.
Homesickness
It takes time
August 12, 2005
Kansas University sophomore Kate Hill was reminded pretty quickly last fall that KU wasn’t crawling with students from her hometown of Andover.
Graduate in four years
August 12, 2005
You’re not just here to have fun, you know. Here are some tips from the Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center on how to make the most of your time at Kansas University:
Web site can help prevent identity theft
August 12, 2005
Kansas University officials announced in April 2004 that a computer hacker might have gained access to personal information on thousands of KU students, faculty and staff members.
Mucho mischief
Don’t be a victim - and don’t do the time
August 12, 2005
Overall, Lawrence is what many students think it is: a relatively peaceful, open-minded college town. But some Kansas University students end up spending part of their college days in jail, and each school year brings an assortment of student-related crimes ranging from routine auto burglaries to sexual assaults and shootings.
It’s too late
Procramstination’ is hazardous to your health
August 12, 2005
Staying up all night to finish an English paper or study for a math test is an all-too-familiar scenario for Dustin Reynolds. The KU sophomore from Wichita said he would look for just about anything to do as a means to procrastinate.
Campus is an ideal place to work
August 12, 2005
Joe Morgan has spent two years working at Watson Library, helping patrons find the right books and other information. In doing so, he joins a large number of Kansas University students who have found work on campus.
KU dedicates Woodyard Plaza
August 12, 2005
The Woodyard Plaza, a landscaping project created as a sister’s gift to honor her brother’s career at Kansas University, was dedicated June 11.
Museum hours
August 12, 2005
Here’s when you can visit various galleries and museums at the Kansas University campus:
KU stakes claim at Sunflower Army site
August 12, 2005
Kansas University is inching closer to having a major research park on prime real estate in Johnson County.
Commentary: Land purchase offers exciting opportunities for research
August 12, 2005
“On both sides of the Kansas River, above the Wakarusa, there are excellent forested bottomlands. On the south bank, the high prairie comes down to the water’s edge : away as far as the eye can reach the prairies are high and rolling, like the waves of old ocean. A dark line of timber stretches along the Wakarusa Valley, with the great Prairie Mound [Blue Mound], fixed there as a landmark of perpetual beauty, and the meandering river with its dark skirting forests of timber on the north.”
KU aims to protect prairie with 160-acre purchase
August 12, 2005
Along the Douglas-Jefferson county line, tucked behind dense forest, is a piece of Kansas land barely changed since wagon trains crossed the prairie in the 1800s.
Crews adding library space
August 12, 2005
Kansas University libraries are about to get a little less crowded.
Lindley Annex leveled during summer
August 12, 2005
Returning students will find that a longtime Kansas University building has been demolished.
University of Kansas Hospital planning ahead for future growth
Land to be bought for future endeavors
August 12, 2005
The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., has announced plans to procure 14 acres of land adjacent to the existing hospital complex on the northwest corner of 39th and State Line Road.
New name added to Campanile
August 12, 2005
The Campanile at Kansas University had a new addition this spring.
Lied Center expansion on hold
Fundraising effort falls short of $7.5 million goal
August 12, 2005
As quickly as it came up, the idea for a major expansion at the Lied Center has been shelved.
KU on track for completion of major research facility
August 12, 2005
Kansas University appears to be winning the race for getting a major research facility completed by the end of the year.
Where to go for help
August 12, 2005
The Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center provides the following list of services for incoming students:
Kansas troops take KU flag to Iraq
August 12, 2005
Steven and Vanessa Schneider celebrated their one-year anniversary this summer. It may be another year before they see each other again.
Regents announce faculty changes, promotions
August 12, 2005
The Kansas Board of Regents has announced promotions and newly granted tenure status for Kansas University faculty members on the Lawrence campus.
New information services director making security a priority
August 12, 2005
Safeguarding Kansas University’s information systems from hacks is a top priority for Denise Stephens, the university’s new information services director.
New education dean wants strong ties with K-12 schools
August 12, 2005
Rick Ginsberg wasn’t looking for a job at Kansas University. But after being recruited for the top seat as dean of the School of Education, he quickly warmed to the opportunity.
Crimson and the Blue
August 12, 2005
 
Tech savvy
Newest gadgets keep KU students organized
August 12, 2005
As technology becomes more portable, it also becomes more visible on college campuses. Students have replaced note-passing and Walkmans with cell phones and MP3 players. These technological advances are altering campus and classroom interactions.
CLAS alumni honored
August 12, 2005
Four alumni of the Kansas University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences were honored this spring with alumni distinguished achievement awards.
Alumni receive service citations
August 12, 2005
The KU Alumni Association honored three alumni and a former chancellor with Distinguished Service Citations during commencement weekend.
Business school honors two alumni
August 12, 2005
Two businessmen were honored in May as Distinguished Alumni of the Year by the Kansas University School of Business. The honor was given to Howard Cohen and Clifford W. Illig.
Former KCK mayor honored by School of Ed
August 12, 2005
The former mayor of Kansas City, Kan., has been awarded the 2005 Alumni Distinguished Service Award from the Kansas University School of Education.
Professor has designs on $200M auto dream
August 12, 2005
Le Mans auto race officials have approved his design for a new museum. Now all Kansas University professor Dennis Sander needs to do is raise the $200 million to build it.
KU theater, film students receive awards
August 12, 2005
Lawrence students grabbed the top awards at ceremonies to honor Kansas University theater and film students.
Wildflower plantings linked with bee survival
August 12, 2005
It is an idea that Jennifer Hopwood believes is worth buzzing about: Wildflowers planted on Kansas roadsides could play a key role in preserving the state’s 100 species of bees.
Depression study showing promise
August 12, 2005
Behave more like a caveman. That’s the advice of a Kansas University professor who thinks he’s found a medication-free way to beat depression, a major illness that has afflicted about 20 percent of Americans.
CubeSat could put KU in orbit
August 12, 2005
Marco Villa is hoping to take some digital photographs of Kansas - from 435 miles above the earth.
Image campaign simplifies trademark chief’s job
August 12, 2005
Paul Vander Tuig, director of licensing and trademarks at Kansas University since 1993, is a one-man administrator of the lucrative KU logos.
Steady force
CLAS interim dean keeping momentum
August 12, 2005
Barbara Romzek considers her challenge to be clear. She needs to position Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Science well so no momentum is lost.
KU hasn’t ruled out pursuing selective admissions status
August 12, 2005
Kansas University officials are considering raising the bar on admissions standards. Currently, KU’s standards for incoming freshmen are the same as at other Kansas universities.
Transportation bill benefits university
August 12, 2005
Kansas University officials say they’re on the road to becoming a major player in transportation research following approval of $14.5 million funding by Congress in July.
Hemenway: 10 years and counting
KU chancellor focuses on rankings during tenure
August 12, 2005
The 10-year anniversary of Robert Hemenway’s hiring date at Kansas University passed this summer with little fanfare. June 1 was just another day at the office.
Education commissioner joins KU faculty
August 12, 2005
The state’s former education commissioner has joined the Kansas University faculty.
Humanities lectures planned for fall
August 12, 2005
The Hall Center for the Humanities has posted information on its Web site, www. hallcenter.ku.edu, about upcoming lectures at Kansas University:
More transfers enrolling at KU
August 12, 2005
When McKenzie King attends Kansas University this fall, she’ll have a little extra in her pocketbook because she started her studies at a junior college.
ROTC enrollment up, bucking national trend
August 12, 2005
Enrollment in the Army, Navy and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps has dipped in the last two years, U.S. officials have reported.
KU achieves another year for record research
Federal grants drive funding increase
August 12, 2005
In February, Kansas University officials announced that 2004 had been a record year for research. KU researchers, they said, completed $274 million in research - a 6.2 percent increase over the previous year. This year, too, may set a record.
University Women’s Club sets meeting dates
August 12, 2005
The University Women’s Club was founded in 1900 by Kansas University women faculty and spouses of faculty men. Today the club is open to female spouses and women who are current, former or retired KU employees or its affiliates, including the Endowment and Alumni Associations and the Athletic Corporation.
Dean turnover taken in stride
August 12, 2005
Ann Weick may be the last of a dying breed of academic deans - the kind who stay around for more than a decade.
Spirit-packed events planned for fall
August 12, 2005
Kansas University has announced the following special events:
KU helps lead way on state’s goal to boost biosciences
August 12, 2005
From work on male birth control to developing treatments for cancer, Kansas University’s bioscience effort is improving, officials say.
KU sets sights on Asia
August 12, 2005
Chancellor Robert Hemenway has set up a new exchange partner for Kansas University.
Cell phones, other culprits can slam budget
August 12, 2005
Everybody knows tuition and books eat into a college student’s budget. But Robert Baker, a counselor at Housing and Credit Counseling in Lawrence, is seeing a new culprit trying to ruin students’ budgets - cell phones.
Take care of your wheels
August 12, 2005
Living away from home can be intimidating for freshmen, especially when their car breaks down for the first time.
No class
Too hungover to learn? You’re not fooling anyone
August 12, 2005
It’s 7:45 a.m. on a Friday, and you have to be in class in 15 minutes. As the clock breaks the bad news, your alarm begins its irritating beeping. You find yourself a bit surprised to be in your bed, having no recollection of how you got there the night before. “Must … get … water.”
Married students feel support during college
August 12, 2005
College life is often lived at a hectic pace, with students balancing many things at once. Some students also balance married life with their daily responsibilities at school. The consensus, though, seems to be that marriage is beneficial to scholastic endeavors.
Campus activism wanes without election year push
August 12, 2005
A hotbed of political activity and turmoil in decades past, Kansas University is far less likely to make the news for its activist spirit these days. But the extent of its influence today depends on who you ask.
Faith journey’ starts here
Choices plentiful among many religious groups
August 12, 2005
Seek and ye shall find. That’s pretty much the situation for Kansas University students who come to campus looking for opportunities to enhance their spiritual lives.
Volunteering through KU
August 12, 2005
The Center for Community Outreach offers 15 volunteer programs to Kansas University students. Here are the programs at a glimpse:
Laptop 101
KU offers suggestions on what programs to bring
August 12, 2005
Time is short. It’s almost time for my twin daughters to head to college. And we’ve been having it for a few weeks - The Computer Talk. “Why do you need a laptop computer?” I asked Bonnie, who’s going to major in business.
Facebook keeps pals in touch
August 12, 2005
During her sophomore year, Alexis Anderson finally buckled under the peer pressure. Like thousands of other Kansas University students, she gave in to her friends and registered at thefacebook.com.
KU students usually accepting of political differences
August 12, 2005
People are often divided by political affiliations, and Kansas University students are no exception.
Whole new image
KU tries to unify identity with logo, colors, more
August 12, 2005
Kansas University officials are hoping to get an image boost. It’s not exactly an extreme makeover. The beloved Jayhawk mascot, for example, isn’t being touched. And crimson and blue are still the school colors, though KU has defined the university’s official “blue.”
Tune in
August 12, 2005
Now that you’re in Lawrence, there’s no excuse to listen to Jessica Simpson albums. Local musicians churn out enough buttery concoctions to grease even the choosiest of ears.
Graduation depletes Kansas’ talent pool
Standout Gruber among key losses, but coach Campbell eager for ‘challenge’
August 12, 2005
The question has been asked many times before in college athletics: How do you replace a dynamite senior class with unproved talent?
Jayhawks escape graduation depletion
All six regulars from last season return to ‘keep the team chemistry together’
August 12, 2005
Amy Hall-Holt didn’t have to shed any tears on Senior Day last season after the Kansas University tennis team lost to Texas A&M.
Seniors to be missed
Coach’s daughter among departers
August 12, 2005
Not only will it be hard for Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard to forget about 2004’s senior class as a whole, but one player’s departure in particular - his daughter, Ashley - will create a void in his life.
Student body president wants to rock the vote
August 12, 2005
Before Nick Sterner won the popular vote of the Kansas University student body to be its president, he dedicated years promoting voter registration to students.
Take a hike
August 12, 2005
Sure it’s a monster haul up Mount Oread, but you’re young with energy to burn.
KU entering brave new world
University moving to forefront of polar, climate research
August 12, 2005
Following the April announcement of a five-year $19 million grant that would establish a research center to study ice in Greenland and Antarctica, the mood in Nichols Hall on west campus, which will house the new center, was one of “absolute jubilation.”
So, coach, what’s the scoop?
Offensive coordinator Quartaro answers burning questions
August 12, 2005
Who’ll be the quarterback? Who is the leading candidate for fullback? How good will Marcus Herford be at wide receiver? Can Kansas muster more offensive punch than last year?
Your guide to hot looks for dog days and beyond
August 12, 2005
People often use the term “different strokes for different folks” to characterize Lawrence and its diverse population. For the most part, people wear the clothes they want to wear, go where they want to go and do what they want to do.
Raiders win second game in tournament
August 12, 2005
Max Ellenbecker pitched one-hit ball over six innings to lift the Lawrence Raiders to a 12-0 triumph over Fargo, N.D., Friday morning in the losers bracket of the Central Plains American Legion baseball tournament.
Seventh Street to open later today
August 12, 2005
By the end of the day, motorists should no longer be bothered by the city’s downtown waterline replacement project.
University pays close attention to change in rankings
August 12, 2005
When the Kansas University School of Law plummeted in the national rankings earlier this year, it raised plenty of eyebrows in the legal community.
Dust off your umbrella
August 12, 2005
A spate of dry weather ended this morning as Lawrence caught the tail end of a system of thunderstorms that passed overnight though northeast Kansas. “We did pick up almost a half an inch of rain this morning,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
No new pact for Owens
Eagles’ wide receiver must accept current agreement or sit out season
August 12, 2005
No matter how badly Terrell Owens wants a new contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, it won’t be happening. Team president Joe Banner reiterated Thursday that if Owens played this season, it would be for the Eagles.
Palmeiro returns to Orioles
Slugger reveals little about positive steroid test
August 12, 2005
There was no apology, no mention of the s-word. Rafael Palmeiro returned from a 10-day suspension Thursday eager to play baseball for the Baltimore Orioles, yet unwilling to discuss the positive test for steroids that tarnished his name, perhaps forever.
Prosecutors wants copy of BTK video interview
August 12, 2005
Preparing for next week’s sentencing of Dennis Rader, the confessed BTK serial killer who terrorized Wichita for years, the state wants a copy of a neuropsychologist’s videotaped interview with him.
Gay adoption not top priority
August 12, 2005
The chairwoman of a committee charged by legislative leaders to review gay adoption said she was in no hurry to do so.
Hundreds mourn park ranger who died in Colo. mountains
August 12, 2005
More than 600 people gathered in a chapel looking out on Rocky Mountain National Park Wednesday to share memories of Jeff Christensen, a park ranger who died from a fall while patrolling in the backcountry alone.
Bush says he grieves, but Iraq pullout would be mistake
August 12, 2005
They were just a few miles away from each other Thursday, standing under a hot midday sun to express their concern about U.S. troops dying in Iraq. But President Bush and the grieved mother outside his ranch were worlds apart on how best to honor the dead.
Paying off credit-card debt worth refinancing
August 12, 2005
My home is worth about $200,000, but the outstanding balance of my mortgage is only $85,000. If I refinanced my mortgage and took out an extra $30,000 in cash to pay off my high-rate credit cards and purchase a used car, would I have to declare the $30,000 as “income” and pay taxes on it when I complete my tax return next April 15?
Horoscopes
August 12, 2005
 
Celebrity birthdays
August 12, 2005
Tennis player Pete Sampras is 34. Actor George Hamilton is 66. Rock singer Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) is 56. Rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot is 42. Actor Peter Krause is 40. Actress Dominique Swain is 25.
Lawrence native to be on Grand Ole Opry
August 12, 2005
Chuck Mead, a Lawrence native and a founding member of the country rock band BR549, will perform solo Saturday on the Grand Ole Opry.
Brotherly love
Uninspired performances tear apart mismatched family in ‘Four Brothers’
August 12, 2005
Any guy stuck at home watching too much TNT on a rainy weekend has seen “The Sons of Katie Elder,” a later and lesser John Wayne horse opera from the 1960s.
U.K. detains terror suspects
Radical Muslim cleric, 9 others may be deported
August 12, 2005
British authorities staged raids across England on Thursday, detaining and announcing plans to deport 10 foreigners suspected of posing a threat to national security - including a radical Muslim cleric described as Osama bin Laden’s “spiritual ambassador in Europe.”
This Weekend’s Highlights
August 12, 2005
 
Arts & Entertainment Calendar
August 12, 2005
 
Technology has us all wired but totally disconnected
August 12, 2005
I arrive at the island post office carrying an artifact from another age. It’s a square envelope, handwritten, with a return address that can be found on a map.
Cameron, Beltran collide
Mets outfielders involved in ‘wreck’ chasing ball
August 12, 2005
Mike Cameron and Carlos Beltran sprinted toward the sinking liner, both outfielders watching the ball and diving toward the same spot.
KU football notebook
August 12, 2005
¢ New-look Jayhawks ¢ Open practice ¢ Tangle at tight end ¢ Kane and able ¢ New uniform numbers
Sports correction
August 12, 2005
Tryouts for the Kansas Rebels’ five age-group baseball teams will be Aug. 27. An incorrect date was listed in Thursday’s Our Town Sports. Also, Lawrence Track Club members Chris Smith and Monica Howard earned medals at the National AAU Junior Olympics meet in New Orleans, not the USATF Junior Olympics in Indianapolis.
Francis adds two to KU soccer staff
August 12, 2005
Meghan Miller, a two-time All-Big 12 Conference goalkeeper, will remain at Kansas University as a volunteer assistant soccer coach. KU coach Mark Francis also announced that Jenny Anderson had been added to his staff as director of soccer operations.
Glass withdraws at Lake County Open
August 12, 2005
Lawrence’s Bob Glass was forced to withdraw from the PBA Senior Tour’s Lake County Open on Thursday morning because of an injured right knee.
Rush at Indiana for official visit
August 12, 2005
Brandon Rush, who had said he would visit Kansas University on a basketball recruiting visit this week, instead is on Indiana University’s campus for an official visit Thursday and today.
Ex-KU coach Timmons injured in truck accident
Local track legend in ICU at Topeka hospital
August 12, 2005
Former Kansas University track coach Bob Timmons suffered no apparent serious injuries in a truck accident Wednesday afternoon north of Lawrence.
Favre looks good for Packers
August 12, 2005
Brett Favre’s offseason work paid immediate dividends Thursday night in the Green Bay Packers’ 10-7 preseason victory over the San Diego Chargers.
Raiders fall in opener
Minnesota club outmuscles Lawrence
August 12, 2005
Tied 1-1 after the second inning, the Lawrence Raiders had to be feeling good about their chances at beating Eden Prairie, Minn., at the American Legion Central Plains Regional.
Boerigter healed, focused
WR comes back solid after missed season
August 12, 2005
Wide receiver Marc Boerigter says he fully has recovered from an injury that ended his season last year before it even started. Now, he faces plenty of competition for a spot with the Kansas City Chiefs.
KU abuzz about offense
Barmann atop heap of Jayhawk quarterbacks
August 12, 2005
It seems Adam Barmann went from “in the running” to “in command” this summer at Kansas University. The junior’s emergence as a favorite in KU’s four-pony quarterback race, though, wasn’t enhanced by exhausting wind sprints or dramatically improved max-outs in the weight room.
Mickelson summons major magic; Woods putrid
August 12, 2005
The final major of the year looks nothing like the others. There was Phil Mickelson, swallowed up by the gallery and exchanging high-fives as he rediscovered some of his magic Thursday at the PGA Championship.
K.C., Minnesota eager to test new defenses
August 12, 2005
For several years, the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings have offset the power of their prolific offenses with shoddy defenses. Attempts to upgrade generally have failed, but each team is counting on this year’s revamp to work.
Angels’ misplay opens door for A’s
Kendall sprints home when pitcher drops return throw from catcher
August 12, 2005
Though the ending should live forever on blooper reels, Jason Kendall and the Oakland Athletics didn’t believe they stole the lead in the AL West. Francisco Rodriguez and the Angels simply dropped it.
King of sprints’ first in 200 meters
Gatlin completes rare sweep at world championships
August 12, 2005
The Americans are taking Helsinki by storm, and Justin Gatlin is the whirlwind leading the way.
Brick signed by Eminem bought by Nebraskan
August 12, 2005
A little bit of Eight Mile Road history signed by Eminem is on its way to Nebraska.
Stone pleads no contest to marijuana charge
August 12, 2005
Oliver Stone pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor possession of marijuana while driving charge stemming from a police checkpoint stop, officials said.
Courtney Love accused of probation violation
August 12, 2005
Courtney Love has been ordered to appear in court later this month to face an allegation that she violated her probation in an assault case by being under the influence of a controlled substance.
Sooner State thinks ‘Idol’ Underwood more than OK
August 12, 2005
There’s nothing like a soothing shower after a long night on the road. Just ask “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood.
Woodling: Gordon must abandon defense
August 12, 2005
I may be oversimplifying, but a trend seems to be developing in Kansas University football involving Charles Gordon. Gordon is the Jayhawks’ most gifted athlete. He’s not particularly big at 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, and he doesn’t have blinding speed, but the guy can play. Boy, can he play. And he can play anywhere.
Cell-phone users called on to use better manners
August 12, 2005
The complaints are familiar and frequent: People on cell phones talk too loud, they use them at inappropriate times, and they just don’t seem to care if they are bothering anyone.
Precious Doe’ to be laid to rest once again
August 12, 2005
The young girl long known as Precious Doe will be laid to rest for a second time next week, more than four years after her death and more than three months after police identified her.
Correction
August 12, 2005
In the compact car division of the Demolition Derby at the Douglas County Fair, Jimmy Flowers, of Eudora, won first place. Austin Rose, of Eudora, took second, and Eudoran Richard Neis won third place. For consolation prizes, Sean Callewaert, Olathe, took first place, and Lawrence resident Del French earned second place, according to Margaret Kolb, fair board secretary. A brief Wednesday had incorrect information.
On the record
August 12, 2005
 
Lawrence Datebook
August 12, 2005
 
Audit: Fraud took $1B from Iraq’s defense efforts
August 12, 2005
Iraqi investigators have uncovered widespread fraud and waste in more than $1 billion worth of weapons deals arranged by middlemen who reneged or took huge kickbacks on contracts to arm Iraq’s fledgling military, according to a confidential report and interviews with U.S. and Iraqi officials.
Possible cuts in child care worry parents
Welfare officials may reduce subsidies
August 12, 2005
Tracee Nelson, a single mother of three who works full-time as a nurse, doesn’t even want to think about what would happen if the state pulled her child-care assistance.
98th Vinland Fair kicks off
Area resident has attended event since 1909
August 12, 2005
Katharine Kelley doesn’t remember her first Vinland Fair in 1909, but that is only because she was about 3 months old. Kelley’s family entered her in a baby show that year, and she won first prize, she said.
Hall that replaced houses to open
Neighbors say parking will be scarce for all
August 12, 2005
After years of debate, several demolished houses and tarnished town-gown relations, Dennis E. Rieger Scholarship Hall will open its doors to its first batch of Kansas University students on Sunday.
Soldier readjusts to life back in Lawrence
E.R. scratches don’t compare to battle wounds, nurse says
August 12, 2005
The injuries that nurse Josh Adams sees in the emergency room at Lawrence Memorial Hospital are a far cry from those he recently spent a year treating in Afghanistan.
District may join schools suit
Lawrence schools may pay $40,000 for litigation against state
August 12, 2005
Lawrence schools could have more than $6 million extra funds in their coffers this year, thanks to the bitterly fought school finance lawsuit.
Kansas Guard unit to deploy to Iraq
Orders affect about 100 in Lawrence
August 12, 2005
About 500 Kansas Army National Guard soldiers have received deployment orders for duty in Iraq, the adjutant general’s office said Thursday.
Explosive device found in bag at OKC airport
August 12, 2005
Federal agents arrested a college student after finding a small explosive device in his baggage as he passed through an airport security checkpoint.
Lutheran church debates gay policy
August 12, 2005
With gays pleading for acceptance, delegates to a national meeting of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America debated Thursday whether to approve ordination for partnered gays and to give pastors leeway in ministering to same-sex couples.
NASA stumped by Discovery’s foam loss
August 12, 2005
NASA said Thursday it was stumped by Discovery’s foam loss during liftoff and did not expect another space shuttle to fly until at least late this year.
School shooter’s coming release sparks anger
August 12, 2005
A teenager who helped shoot and kill five people during a school yard rampage at his middle school reached his 21st birthday Thursday and was expected to walk out of a federal detention center.
Tapes from 9-11 calls to be released
August 12, 2005
The New York City Fire Department on Friday will release some 900 hours of radio transmissions from Sept. 11, 2001 and oral histories given by 500 fire personnel in the days after the attack.
Salary negotiations for teachers still at impasse
Fringe benefit proposal accepted
August 12, 2005
A tight deadline pressed the Lawrence Education Assn. on Thursday to make a decision about fringe benefits for Lawrence teachers.
Return of the kings
Fans, impersonators and celebrities gear up for the annual Elvis Parade
August 12, 2005
Mike Miller has seen all manner of people who look like Elvis Presley. He’s seen them youthful and decked in tight leather. He’s seen them paunchy and draped in sequins.
Wildgen says Eagle Bend may always need help
August 12, 2005
It is probably unrealistic to think Eagle Bend Golf Course will pay for itself anytime soon, City Manager Mike Wildgen said during an online chat hosted by the Journal-World on Thursday.
Candidates aplenty for law dean
August 12, 2005
There’s already a long list of nominees to fill the opening for dean of Kansas University’s School of Law, U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran said Thursday.
Crew welcomes Weaver’s work
August 12, 2005
Bob Florence Contractor Inc. has hung drywall at Hoch Auditorium and spread plaster at the Lied Center.
Tipster didn’t believe fugitives’ Amway story
August 12, 2005
The taxi driver who picked up the couple suspected in a deadly courthouse escape in Tennessee said Thursday he did not buy their story that they needed to get to Ohio for an Amway convention.
Hollywood tries to build a better action hero for a culture in transition
August 12, 2005
“I think there’s a love of infamy and heroism that doesn’t play into the zeitgeist,” says director Rob Cohen, whose recent $135 million film, “Stealth,” about a pack of naval aviators chasing a renegade high-tech airplane, just dive-bombed in the marketplace.
Great Raid’ deflates heroics of true war story
August 12, 2005
“The Great Raid” should have made a great movie. That it doesn’t says something about the studio that never should have made it, the director whose research seems limited to old John Wayne movies, and a cast more at home on the catwalks of male modeldom than in a POW camp where they’ve been starved for three years.
Anti-abortion leader berates Shallenburger’s inclusiveness
August 12, 2005
The Kansas Republican Party, long divided between conservative and moderate camps, is showing signs of fresh fracture - this time among conservatives.
Teen wins harassment suit against school
In first case of its kind, jury agrees that district violated boy’s Title IX rights by failing to stop abuse
August 12, 2005
A federal jury Thursday awarded $250,000 to a former Tonganoxie student who said other students sexually harassed him for years, thereby denying him access to education.
City planning to be topic of online program
August 12, 2005
“New Urbanism” and City Hall are the top features in today’s edition of “Journal-World Radio,” which goes online this afternoon at LJWorld.com.
Sergeant’s daughter receives scholarship
August 12, 2005
The daughter of a Lawrence Police Department sergeant has been chosen from a statewide pool of applicants to win a $2,100 scholarship earmarked for the child of a law-enforcement officer.
Sorry streak hits 13
Another Cleveland grand slam dooms K.C.
August 12, 2005
Jeff Liefer extended the Kansas City Royals’ misery. Liefer hit a grand slam in the seventh inning, helping the Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City, 4-2, Thursday night for the Royals’ franchise-record 13th straight loss.
Waterline break may hinder traffic
August 12, 2005
A waterline break near Ninth and Iowa streets likely will slow traffic this morning.
Pump patrol
August 12, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.36 at two stations: Presto Phillips 66, at Ninth and Louisiana streets, and Citgo, at Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Shock trip Lynx in OT
August 12, 2005
Katie Smith scored 13 points against her former team, and Deanna Nolan had all 12 of her points in the second half to lead the Detroit Shock past the Minnesota Lynx, 72-66 in overtime, Thursday night.
Road designation request moves forward
August 12, 2005
Douglas County commissioners have passed along a request to lift a minimum road maintenance designation to the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
Ads cause flap
GOP says campaign is more about politics
August 12, 2005
State Securities Commissioner Chris Biggs is the target of Republican criticism for a new advertising campaign that warns Kansas consumers about getting bilked by shady investors.
Hispanic recruiters play crucial role
August 12, 2005
Newman University joined a growing trend when it hired a director of Hispanic admissions to increase enrollment of this burgeoning minority group and help the students already on campus.
Teachers hit the streets to meet new pupils
August 12, 2005
A school in this northeast Kansas community employed a new approach to introduce teachers to their new charges.
Afghan villagers say U.S. planes bombed civilian targets
August 12, 2005
Afghan villagers said Thursday that U.S. warplanes had bombed houses, killing several civilians and wounding others, including an infant. U.S. forces suffered their sixth fatality in a week amid rising violence.
U.N. sets deadline to stop nuclear program
IAEA concerned over uranium conversion plant
August 12, 2005
The U.N. nuclear watchdog expressed “serious concern” Thursday over Iran’s resumption of nuclear activities that could lead to an atomic bomb, and diplomats said Tehran faced a September deadline to stop uranium conversion at a plant in central Iran.
Suspect charged in plot against Israeli ships
August 12, 2005
A Turkish court on Thursday charged a suspected al-Qaida militant with plotting to use a speedboat packed with explosives to attack Israeli cruise ships off this nation’s Mediterranean coast.
Police recover portion of stolen bank money
August 12, 2005
About 1,240 miles from the site of the crime, Brazilian police said Thursday they recovered a small percentage of the $70 million in local currency stolen from the Central Bank in one of the world’s biggest heists.
Divers recover bodies of copter crash victims
August 12, 2005
Estonian and Finnish divers on Thursday recovered five of the 14 bodies believed trapped inside a submerged helicopter that crashed off Estonia’s coast, the Interior Ministry said.
NBC showcases confessions of a serial killer
August 12, 2005
“Dateline” (7 p.m., NBC) will broadcast an interview with Dennis Rader, who recently confessed to being the notorious “BTK” serial killer wanted for a series of gruesome killings dating back to the 1970s. Before his capture, Rader had a spotless reputation as a father, husband, church leader and Scoutmaster.
Best Bets
August 12, 2005
 
Commodities
August 12, 2005
 
Mortgage rates continue to climb
August 12, 2005
Mortgage rates rose again this week with 30-year mortgages hitting their highest level in four months and one-year adjustable rate mortgages rising to the highest level in more than three years.
Ex-WorldCom CFO headed to prison
August 12, 2005
A federal judge Thursday sentenced former WorldCom Inc. finance chief Scott D. Sullivan to serve five years in prison for helping to direct an $11 billion accounting fraud that drove the telecommunications giant into the nation’s largest bankruptcy.
Action supported
August 12, 2005
To the editor: This letter is in support of the recent action taken by Chad Voigt, our stormwater engineer, regarding shutting down the car wash fundraiser sponsored by the Lawrence Community Shelter.
Negative impact
August 12, 2005
To the editor: I am writing as a concerned Kansas native in regard to the recent decision by the Kansas Board of Education to allow the teaching of alternatives to the theory of evolution.
Skewed graphic
August 12, 2005
To the editor: According to the bar graph of juvenile abortions in Kansas appearing on page 1A of the Aug. 9 Journal-World: 19 is more than 20.
Test fixation
August 12, 2005
To the editor: I never thought I’d say this, but I agree with Atty. Gen. Phill Kline on a recent point: The current state standard that all school children will be proficient in reading and math by 2014 is unrealistic. Educators across the state have been saying that since the first rumblings of this crazy idea hit the streets in 2001.
Policy needed
August 12, 2005
Although there seems no end to what Kansas State School Board members can find to argue about, the board should try to eliminate one area of potential conflict by clarifying and perhaps adding limits to its travel policy.
Carter perpetuates presidential fables
August 12, 2005
A quarter of a century has passed since 44 states said “No, thanks” to Jimmy Carter’s offer to serve a second term, yet he still evidently thinks his loss is explained not by foreign policy debacles, such as invading Iran with eight helicopters, and a misery index - inflation plus unemployment - of 22, almost triple today’s index.
Rice falls short on ‘sister’ scale
August 12, 2005
An acquaintance recently recounted meetings involving Condoleezza Rice and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. During one, Rice was accompanied by a black military official who briefed Annan and G-8 leaders.
Foul play not suspected in 15-year-old’s death
August 12, 2005
Lawrence Police are investigating the death of a 15-year-old Lawrence girl found late Tuesday morning inside her home in the 700 block of Prescott Court.
Yahoo invests $1B in Chinese firm
August 12, 2005
Yahoo Inc. announced Thursday it would pay $1 billion in cash for a 40 percent stake in the Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba.com, heating up the race to dominate China’s fledgling online auctions industry.
Eerie mysteries unlocked in ‘The Skeleton Key’
August 12, 2005
“The Sixth Sense” started a trend that few movies have been able to successfully replicate. Six years after the “I see dead people” blockbuster was released, most horror-thrillers are hopeful to deliver a BIG SHOCK ENDING.