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Sebelius to be featured tonight on CNN
February 1, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 2:13 p.m.) Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will be featured tonight in a CNN story about Kansas and its politics, the governor’s office said.
House advances proposed marriage amendment
February 1, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 4:50 p.m.) A proposal to place a ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions for gay couples in the Kansas Constitution received first-round approval Tuesday in the House, setting up another vote that would put the measure before voters on April 5.
Sun makes a return
February 1, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 3:37 p.m.) After a dreary morning, Lawrence was basking in the sunshine this afternoon. And the break in the clouds has helped push up the temperature a few more degrees than was expected for today.
6Sports video: LHS girls led by Klinger
February 1, 2005
LHS girls led by Klinger
6Sports video: Firebirds girls overtake opponents at Winter Classic
February 1, 2005
The Free State High team was down by 10 points in the first half, but they brought down Blue Valley with a scoring run in the second half.
6Sports video: Veritas boys pull off miracle shot to win
February 1, 2005
In overtime during a game at St. Mary’s last Thursday, Veritas player Matt Stinely took an inbounds pass and swished a 24-foot shot for the 73-72 victory.
Bread industry hopes desire for carbs on rise
Survey finds consumers losing appetite for low-carbohydrate diets
February 1, 2005
Low-carb bread? That’s so 2004.
Briefcase
February 1, 2005
¢ Microsoft dividend helps boost income ¢ MetLife purchasing Travelers Life for $11B ¢ Natural Way ends 32-year run downtown ¢ Venture capitalists report resurgence
Rooms that rock!
Contest winners deck their domains in bold, funky hues and hip patterns
February 1, 2005
¢ Ashley Hocking: An empty cereal box won’t necessarily be discarded in the Hocking household. ¢ Jessica Schwartz: Thirteen-year-old Jessica Schwartz loves the Discovery Channel television redecorating show “While You Were Out.” But she never thought her family would throw a similar makeover for her own bedroom. ¢ Kristin Strom: Free State High School sophomore Kristin Strom rocks, and her room rocks, too, but she’s quick to point out what it doesn’t have: a TV.
Double Take: ‘Referent’ power can help parents guide teenagers
February 1, 2005
Dear Dr. Wes and Jenny: My teenage daughter has been “dating” someone for over a year. It concerns me that at the age of 15 she is with someone for that length of time, but the fact that he does not seem to treat her very well is most distressing. I have brought it up several times, and she just clams up. I’m afraid if I push too hard it will just make her more determined to stay with him. What should I do?
Terror boss arrested after gunbattle
Kuwaiti police capture six suspected militants in apartment raid
February 1, 2005
Police burst into suspected terrorist hideouts throughout a tranquil suburb Monday, arresting a reputed terror boss and setting off a ferocious gunbattle that killed at least four of his followers and a bystander.
Game’s stigma not lost on Patriots
February 1, 2005
Tom Brady settled his nerves before his first Super Bowl by taking a nap on the floor of the Superdome locker room. Then he went out and won the game’s MVP.
Tension builds between Israelis, Palestinians after girl’s death
February 1, 2005
The killing of a 10-year-old Palestinian girl in a Gaza schoolyard Monday prompted Islamic militants to fire mortar shells at Jewish settlements and endangered an unofficial cease-fire between Israelis and Palestinians.
Around the world
February 1, 2005
¢ Pope cancels audiences after catching flu ¢ Prisoners killed during riot at detention center ¢ King assumes power, dismisses government ¢ Judge rules captives denied due process
Gumbo Guy’ to appear on food show
February 1, 2005
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “The Gumbo Guy, a.k.a. Kent VanHoesen.”
Kenny Chesney escapes to a Caribbean island for sparse, simple album
February 1, 2005
Need to talk to Kenny Chesney? Well, he’s out today, and he’s booked solid Thursday and Friday. Saturday’s definitely a no, and Sunday — well, forget about it.
People
February 1, 2005
¢ Brokaw signs deal to write two books for Random House ¢ Former folk musician brings aid to tsunami victims ¢ Film student documents filmmaker’s controversal visit ¢ College course studies country singer’s lyrics
Datebook
February 1, 2005
Iraq moves closer to modernity
February 1, 2005
“Isn’t it pretty to think so?” Those concluding words of Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises,” a novel of postwar disillusion, became a generation’s verbal shrug, expressing weary melancholy after a war waged to make the world safe for democracy. Eighty years on, there of course remain reasons for wondering whether Iraq’s stride toward popular sovereignty will lead to a durable and admirable democracy. But it is a humbling privilege for the rest of us to share the planet with the defiant Iraqis who campaigned and voted, and the coalition’s superb warriors who made voting possible.
It’s fitting bizarre firing was in ABA
Owner storming on court to confront coach, threatening to fold team par for course in hoops league
February 1, 2005
Sally Anthony’s antics fit perfectly in the colorful, crazy history of the American Basketball Assn., the red-white-and-blue ball league where fans once hanged an owner in effigy.
Tax incentive idea addresses ‘brain drain’
Iowa may exempt people under 30; Kansas lawmaker intrigued by plan
February 1, 2005
Mike Davis didn’t need much extra incentive to stay in Kansas. The 29-year-old Lawrence man liked the state, and his wife’s family was here.
Woodling: Timely switch to zone lifts KU
February 1, 2005
Everybody uses a zone defense against Missouri. Even a pro team would use a zone against the toothless Tigers, and zones are illegal in the NBA.
Taft ‘a monster’ for No. 16 Pitt
Sophomore center scores career-high 25 points to help Panthers rout Friars, 86-66
February 1, 2005
Somebody told Providence coach Tim Welsh earlier in the day that Pitt center Chris Taft was in a scoring slump.
Photo: Musical notes
February 1, 2005
Horoscopes
February 1, 2005
KU-MU notebook
February 1, 2005
¢ Early deficit ¢ Halftime chat ¢ Loose Tigers ¢ Lob talk
Don’t be afraid to dream big
February 1, 2005
An open letter to African-American kids. The other day, I used a big word in this column. The word was brobdingnagian; it’s from a book called “Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathan Swift, a fantasy about a man whose adventures take him to a number of strange lands. One of those lands was Brobdingnag, where the people were all giants. Thus, “brobdingnagian” is a big word that means, well … big. (I like using it because it’s odd and kind of ugly-sounding.)
U.S. should study military strategy
February 1, 2005
The burden of whether to intervene or not to intervene militarily in other countries has rested on the shoulders of U.S. presidents throughout history. And it settles with particular weight upon President George W. Bush at the dawn of his second term.
Daily ticker
February 1, 2005
Gadget helps secure business
Lawrence company’s award-winning product hot in growing market
February 1, 2005
Less than a month after making a big splash at the world’s biggest electronics trade show, a Lawrence-based company is riding the wave that had been four years in the making.
SBC to buy AT&T
$16B acquisition creates speculation about MCI sale
February 1, 2005
The purchase of AT&T Corp. by SBC Communications Inc. saves “Ma Bell” from a nosedive into irrelevance in the industry it created more than a century ago. It also gives SBC the name and the network to fulfill its goal of being viewed as a truly national player rather than just a local telephone company.
Brokerage to pay $850M to end probe
February 1, 2005
The nation’s largest insurance brokerage will pay $850 million in restitution to end New York Atty. Gen. Eliot Spitzer’s investigation into bid rigging and price fixing in a settlement the company hopes will end other states’ investigations and private lawsuits.
France to help wine industry
February 1, 2005
The French government announced more than $91 million in aid Monday for the country’s struggling wine industry, hit by falling consumption at home and increased competition in export markets.
Sprint-AT&T wireless deal faces uncertain future
February 1, 2005
The planned merger of SBC Communication Inc. and AT&T Corp. has called into question the future of deal that would allow “Ma Bell” to sell wireless services to its business customers by renting space on Sprint Corp.’s network.
Lawrence conductor takes helm of national kids’ choir
February 1, 2005
Southwest Junior High School choir director Janeal Krehbiel will direct a choir this week in Los Angeles featuring the nation’s top junior-high and middle-school singers.
Capitol briefing
February 1, 2005
School finance countdown: 71 days.
T-shirts considered ‘fashion’
February 1, 2005
Everyone’s got them, but no one has enough. That’s the status of T-shirts in the American wardrobe.
In the halls
February 1, 2005
Style briefs
February 1, 2005
¢ Maternity apparel maker offers clothing tips ¢ Perfumery house creates red ‘scent’
Inspiring Iraqis
February 1, 2005
Sunday’s election should provide valuable lesson for Americans.
Flawed logic
February 1, 2005
Leave him home
February 1, 2005
Marital standards
February 1, 2005
Arts notes
February 1, 2005
¢ Lawrence students to perform with band ¢ Magic School Bus Live! to present shows at Lied
State accused of discouraging union involvement
February 1, 2005
The largest public employee union in Kansas on Monday accused management at two major state agencies of intimidating workers to keep from joining the union or speaking to its members.
St. Mary basketball court named for fan
February 1, 2005
Sister Madonna Fink isn’t likely to ever hear her name on ESPN, but when it blared over the loudspeakers this weekend at a University of St. Mary basketball game, the 72-year-old nun got the kind of standing ovation usually reserved for the athletic elite.
Parts of metro get 6 inches of snow
February 1, 2005
A narrow band of heavy snow dumped as much as 6 inches on some parts of the Kansas City area on Monday, while other parts of the city got a light dusting or nothing at all.
Super Bowl trivia quiz answers
February 1, 2005
Bonds to miss most of spring
San Francisco slugger has ‘minor arthritis cleanup’ on knee
February 1, 2005
Barry Bonds is expected to miss much of spring training following arthroscopic surgery Monday on his right knee, but the San Francisco Giants slugger should recover in plenty of time to resume his chase of Hank Aaron’s home run record in April.
Burning books cause damage to store
Fire outside Half Price Books called arson
February 1, 2005
Police and fire officials are investigating a fire started with a stack of about 20 discarded books during the weekend at the loading dock of Half Price Books, 1519 W. 23rd St.
Jury selection begins in Jackson trial
February 1, 2005
Dressed in a bright white suit and a jewel-trimmed vest and belt, Michael Jackson on Monday stood before the first group of prospective jurors who could decide his fate on charges he molested a teenage cancer patient and plied the boy with alcohol at his Neverland Ranch.
New test may detect Alzheimer’s earlier
February 1, 2005
A highly sensitive new test could lead to a different way to diagnose people with Alzheimer’s disease, possibly helping find the illness in its early stages when there might be time for treatment.
Democratic leaders launch pre-emptive strike before State of Union
February 1, 2005
In a pre-emptive strike before President Bush’s State of the Union address, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid called on the administration Monday to outline an exit strategy for Iraq while his House counterpart vowed lasting opposition to Social Security benefit cuts.
Around the nation
February 1, 2005
¢ Crematory operator sentenced to 12 years ¢ Head of Indian Affairs resigns after 1 year ¢ Execution delayed again for confessed murderer ¢ Habitat for Humanity fires its founder
Sen. Hillary Clinton faints during public appearance
February 1, 2005
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton fainted Monday after complaining of a stomach virus before a scheduled speech on Social Security.
Not so fast, Tigers
Miles sparks KU’s rally past Mizzou
February 1, 2005
Aaron Miles did something at halftime of Monday’s Kansas University-Missouri basketball thriller that he need never do, at least in the eyes of his teammates.
Nets inspired by Thomas
Former Jayhawk journeyman carving niche in NBA
February 1, 2005
This is the side of the business you rarely hear about, because it has no impact on the machinery of the star-driven vehicle that is the NBA, where hundreds of men such as Billy Thomas have come and gone without anyone marking the occasion with more than a line in the transactions section of the local newspaper.
Illinois unanimous No. 1; Kansas ascends to No. 3
February 1, 2005
Illinois was No. 1 in the Associated Press’ college basketball poll for the ninth straight week Monday, and for the first time the Illini were a unanimous choice.
Stallworth honored
February 1, 2005
Bud Stallworth proudly stood at center court of Allen Fieldhouse at halftime of Monday’s Kansas University-Missouri men’s basketball game.
Korver’s jumper buries Pacers
Sharpshooter lifts Philly past Indiana, 89-88
February 1, 2005
Allen Iverson has no problem passing up a potential winning shot when he knows the ball is going to Kyle Korver.
Thomas signs another 10-day deal
February 1, 2005
Former Kansas University basketball guard Billy Thomas has signed a second 10-day contract with the New Jersey Nets.
County hits bump on U.S. 59 plans
Commission must decide how to deal with projects KDOT won’t handle
February 1, 2005
Kansas Department of Transportation officials are taking some projects tied to U.S. Highway 59 improvements off of Douglas County’s hands, but not all of them.
Two charged in stabbing at Haskell
February 1, 2005
Prosecutors have charged two brothers in connection with a weekend knife fight at Haskell Indian Nations University.
Former KU assistant testifies in recruiting trial
February 1, 2005
Former Memphis head coach and Kansas University assistant Rip Scherer told a jury Monday he did not offer a free law school education for the wife of a high school coach in exchange for getting a top football recruit to sign with the Tigers.
City basketball capsules
February 1, 2005
¢ Kansas School for Deaf at Seabury Academy girls ¢ Kansas School for Deaf at Seabury Academy boys ¢ Berean Christian at Veritas boys
Texas prep standout headed to A&M
February 1, 2005
Martellus Bennett, the nation’s top tight end prospect, said Monday night that he would attend Texas A&M next season, giving a boost to an already highly touted Aggies recruiting haul.
KU football loses two more commitments
February 1, 2005
Two high school football players who had planned on attending Kansas University now are backtracking and heading elsewhere.
KU employees adjust to early basketball game
February 1, 2005
Kansas University employees on the south side of campus Monday were given the option of rearranging their schedules and leaving early to ease traffic and parking congestion for the men’s basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse.
FSHS boys basketball still ranked No. 1
February 1, 2005
Free State High remained the No. 1-ranked boys team in the state for the third week in a row, and Lawrence High debuted at No. 8 in this week’s Class 6A Kansas Basketball Coaches Assn. poll.
Arlyn G. Smith, Larned
February 1, 2005
Evin ‘John’ Dillard, Lawrence
February 1, 2005
On the record
February 1, 2005
Bush wants to increase military death benefits
Moore, Ryun, Moran involved with similar bills
February 1, 2005
President Bush will propose a dramatic increase to $250,000 in government payments to families of U.S. troops killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and in future combat zones.
Administrator to leave transit system
February 1, 2005
Karin Rexroad, the city executive who oversaw the creation of the Lawrence Transit System, is leaving her post for a new job in Wichita late this month.
Iraqi prime minister calls for unity
February 1, 2005
A day after Iraq’s first free election in half a century, interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi called on his countrymen to unite and promised to reach out to the country’s alienated Sunni Arab minority. The Sunni reaction may determine whether the electoral euphoria can be translated into the stability that has eluded Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.
Panel: Sudan crisis not genocide campaign
February 1, 2005
A U.N. panel concluded that the Sudanese government and militias carried out mass killing and probably war crimes in the Darfur region, but stopped short of agreeing with a U.S. charge of genocide.
Advertiser upset MU coach told ‘you’re fired’
Doug Compton godfather to Quin Snyder’s son
February 1, 2005
It’s bad enough that Helen Snyder and three of her closest friends are staying at his house.
MU coach feels heat
Snyder ‘concerned about the team’
February 1, 2005
Surely, the thought has lurked in the back of Quin Snyder’s noggin recently.
Transit ridership grows 22%
City buses fit travelers’ needs to a T
February 1, 2005
Doni McCarten, and people like her, are a major reason that leaders with the Lawrence Transit System are smiling these days.
Defendant in deadly chase with police cuts deal
Family upset Nam Ouk Cho likely to serve shorter sentence
February 1, 2005
Family members of a Lawrence woman killed in a high-speed police chase are upset with a plea agreement reached Monday that could allow suspect Nam Ouk Cho to spend less time in prison.
KU briefs
February 1, 2005
¢ Med School faculty named Local Legends ¢ Ceremony planned for new vice chancellor ¢ KU makes national list for Peace Corps ¢ KPR plans to use digital signal
De Soto sweeps Wellsville
February 1, 2005
A player’s ability on the court usually is what leads his team to victory. But De Soto’s Danny Brown might have had his biggest impact on his team from the bench where he was forced to spend most of the fourth quarter of De Soto’s 53-42 boys basketball victory over Wellsville on Monday night.
Briefly
February 1, 2005
¢ Recent law graduate dies of brain cancer ¢ Langford-style tux taken from store ¢ Hearing date set in theft case ¢ Patrol seeks fuel deals
Senate slows work on anti-meth bill
February 1, 2005
Anti-methamphetamine legislation was stalled Monday, and a key senator accused chain pharmacies of working behind the scenes to weaken the proposal.
Reagan biographer kicks off lecture series
February 1, 2005
Biographer Lou Cannon said he believed Ronald Reagan’s death didn’t much change the former president’s reputation, if at all.
Briefly
February 1, 2005
¢ 800,000 will need food assistance ¢ Explosives-filled car blows up in capital ¢ War crimes judges sentence general
Officials see gathering threat of attack on U.S. base in Persian Gulf
February 1, 2005
Concern is mounting among U.S. intelligence officials and diplomats that al-Qaida-related groups may be preparing terrorist attacks on Persian Gulf bases that support American military forces operating in Iraq.
PBS doc explores the birth of the ‘60s
February 1, 2005
When did the “real” 1960s begin? Many cultural historians and pop-culture buffs associate the tumultuous era with the longhaired youth, antiwar protesters, riots and rebellion of the decade’s concluding years. They argue that the “real” ‘60s only began with Vietnam, or the Beatles, or the spirit of disillusionment evoked by the Kennedy assassination.
No T.O., no go-to guy for Eagles
Philly will need production from secondary receivers
February 1, 2005
It was so logical: Bring in T.O. and watch the offense soar.
Superbowl trivia quiz
February 1, 2005
Think you know your Super Bowl facts? Is Vince Lombardi’s face tattooed on your forearm? Take this quiz from the Associated Press.