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6Sports video: Flint Hills dumps Seabury
February 5, 2005
Seabury Academy’s girls basketball squad fell Friday night to Flint Hills, 43-39.
6Sports video: Veritas’ Kempf to sign with Sterling College
February 5, 2005
Veritas’ Paul Kempf is the first Eagle in school history to sign a national letter of intent. Kempf plans on being a wide receiver for Sterling College.
6Sports video: Seabury boys prevail
February 5, 2005
Seabury Academy’s boys basketball squad rallied for a 44-41 victory Friday night over Flint Hills at Seabury.
6Sports video: Free State girls crumble against SMN
February 5, 2005
The Firebirds lost, 59-44, against the Indians on Friday at Free State High.
6News video: Screen Scene
February 5, 2005
Not interested in football? Well, the theatrical releases during this Super Bowl weekend are a lesson in counterprogramming.
6Sports video: Free State takes out Shawnee Mission North
February 5, 2005
The Firebirds took out the Indians, 55-39, Friday night at Free State. The Firebirds improve to 12-1 in the season.
6Sports video: Firebirds to face Lions again
February 5, 2005
Free State High and Lawrence High will face each other again in the city showdown Saturday at Free State High.
January merger activity hottest since 2000
February 5, 2005
The merger market is back. In what may be the clearest sign of economic health following the dot-com bust and the recession, the mergers and acquisitions business is soaring, with deals like Procter & Gamble Co.’s planned $57 billion purchase of Gillette Co., announced this past week.
Faith forum
February 5, 2005
What are the hallmarks of a healthy congregation?
People and places
February 5, 2005
Jazz duo gets conversational
February 5, 2005
Wycliffe Gordon and Cyrus Chestnut, old friends and kindred musical souls, met for an evening of truly original music Thursday night at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Jacko media circus snags star clown
February 5, 2005
The troubled Prince of Pop sits down with cable journalism’s Sultan of Sleaze when Michael Jackson submits to an interview with Geraldo Rivera on “At Large with Geraldo Rivera” (9 p.m. today, Fox News). If prosecutors have their way, Jackson may not be “at large” for much longer.
Boys: Gardner-Edgerton 53, Wellsville 32
February 5, 2005
Wellsville’s offense struggled early and never produced enough to make a serious run at Gardner-Edgerton. Wellsville fell to 2-12.
Secretary of state resigns amid funding allegations
February 5, 2005
California’s embattled secretary of state resigned Friday amid investigations into his handling of federal election funds, questionable campaign contributions and bad workplace conduct.
NFL mulls starting TV sports network
February 5, 2005
Commissioner Paul Tagliabue sent a veiled warning to ABC/ESPN on Friday that the league might get involved in creating a new sports TV network.
Highlights from the Kansas Legislature
February 5, 2005
Kansas high school basketball scores from Feb. 4
February 5, 2005
Mizzou women struggling
February 5, 2005
Exactly one month ago today, Missouri University’s women’s basketball team romped to a 67-49 victory over Oklahoma State.
Schools pass hats for tsunami victims
Students, staff raise money for disaster relief
February 5, 2005
Weeks after tsunami waves devastated southern Asia, Lawrence school children continue to pitch in their birthday money and raid piggy banks to help out.
Briefcase
February 5, 2005
¢ Landry’s Restaurants adds casino to menu ¢ Cap Fed profits rise ¢ Software engineer guilty of spam sales ¢ Time Warner earnings up with TV, publishing
KU knows Nebraska tough to beat
February 5, 2005
Nebraska’s men’s basketball team nearly pulled off the biggest stunner of the Big 12 Conference season 21/2 weeks ago at Allen Fieldhouse.
Girls: Santa Fe Trail 44, Leavenworth Immaculata 38
February 5, 2005
Chargers coach Brenda Dahl wasn’t thrilled with the way her squad played in the first half, but you couldn’t tell by the final score.
Bill would make racial profiling illegal
February 5, 2005
About 130 people crowded into a Senate committee meeting to hear testimony on a proposal that would make racial profiling by police officers illegal in Kansas.
Wichita hotel asks abortion clinic to stop using it
February 5, 2005
A Wichita abortion clinic has been told to stop using La Quinta Corp. hotel rooms to perform medical services and to stop using the hotel’s name in information about the clinic.
Horoscopes
February 5, 2005
Wedding
February 5, 2005
Good sports
This is Kansas basketball. The sportsmanship of our fans should match the high level of the performance on the court.
February 5, 2005
There’s no doubt Kansas University fans love to hate Missouri. Maybe it’s a throwback to the border wars of the mid-1800s; it’s certainly a long-standing grudge that shows no signs of cooling off — especially as it relates to athletic contests between KU and the University of Missouri.
Family squabble
Shawnee County and Topeka officials shouldn’t have taken a unification request to the state Legislature until they had settled their own differences.
February 5, 2005
Memo to Lawrence and Douglas County officials: If you ever decide to pursue legislation to advance a proposal to unify your city and county governments, make sure you all are on the same page before taking your case to the Kansas Legislature.
Good move
February 5, 2005
Disappointing plan
February 5, 2005
Costly T
February 5, 2005
Best Bets
February 5, 2005
Another ban?
February 5, 2005
New premier vows to fight corruption
February 5, 2005
Parliament confirmed Yulia Tymoshenko as Ukraine’s new prime minister Friday and gave the firebrand of the country’s “Orange Revolution” protests the go-ahead to set the ex-Soviet republic on a new, westward course.
Leaders, public mourn Georgian prime minister
February 5, 2005
Georgia’s parliamentary speaker cut short a foreign trip after the death of Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania and returned to the stunned republic Friday, urging the government to retain its momentum in reinvigorating the country.
Ukraine probes secret weapon deals
Official says nuclear-capable missiles sold to Iran, China
February 5, 2005
A government probe into lucrative illicit weapons sales by officials loyal to former President Leonid Kuchma has led to secret indictments or arrests of at least six arms dealers accused of selling nuclear-capable missiles to Iran and China, a high-ranking intelligence official said Friday.
Kansas energy industry posts record year
February 5, 2005
Surging oil and gas prices led to a record-breaking year in the state’s energy industry in 2004, according to data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey.
Brown Cargo Van secures orders
Mobile units fuel growth at Lawrence manufacturer
February 5, 2005
Federal homeland security grants are revving up business at Lawrence-based Brown Cargo Van Inc. The company is cruising along with 10 new employees and 17 percent growth during the past year, as local governments throughout Kansas turn to the manufacturer for transforming trucks and vans into specialized vehicles that protect the public.
Payrolls increase, but pace of hiring remains sluggish
Report raises hopes that Fed will ease rate hikes
February 5, 2005
America’s payrolls grew by 146,000 in January, a sluggish pace suggesting companies are reluctant to bulk up their work forces and highlighting the challenges faced by jobseekers. The unemployment rate fell as people left the job market.
Commodities
February 5, 2005
Sweet support for the arts honors past patron
February 5, 2005
Alice Ann would have loved it. That’s what folks who knew Alice Ann Callahan Russell are saying about Sunday’s 17th annual Chocolate Auction, a fund-raiser for the Baldwin Community Arts Council.
Back from sabbatical
Pastor’s break from duties was busy time of studying, writing and meeting the Pope
February 5, 2005
If you’re the Rev. Vince Krische, going on sabbatical doesn’t mean taking a vacation. Yes, Krische’s recent six-month absence from his position as director of the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center, 1631 Crescent Road, had many moments of pure enjoyment.
Violent screen images have impact on children
February 5, 2005
I’m concerned about the violent content of some children’s cartoon shows and the toys and other products connected with them. My husband thinks they’re harmless. What’s your point of view?
Poll: Catholics favored president over Kerry while Protestants split
February 5, 2005
John Kerry managed the best showing in decades for a Democratic presidential candidate among mainline Protestants, but his failure to capture a majority of Roman Catholics — people of his own faith — gave President Bush an important advantage in last November’s election, according to a new survey.
Scouting news
February 5, 2005
Military news
February 5, 2005
Club news
February 5, 2005
FCE and 4-H News
February 5, 2005
Library a big improvement for city’s smaller readers
February 5, 2005
Looking at the colorful chairs and tables and more than 5,000 new books, Stacey Van Houten said the new library at East Heights Early Childhood Family Center finally had what it needed.
Former mayor, teacher dies
February 5, 2005
Donald A. Binns, an educator, city leader and a force behind Lawrence’s major expansion westward, died Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was 87.
New York’s ban on gay marriage overturned
February 5, 2005
A judge declared Friday that a law banning same-sex marriage violates the state constitution, a first-of-its-kind ruling in New York that would clear the way for gay couples to wed if it survives on appeal.
Kansan among 31 Marines who died in crash
February 5, 2005
A former Council Grove High School student was among the 31 killed when a Marine helicopter crashed last month in Iraq.
Actor, black advocate Ossie Davis dies
February 5, 2005
Ossie Davis, the imposing, unshakable actor who championed racial justice on stage, on screen and in real life — often in tandem with his wife, Ruby Dee — has died. He was 87.
People
February 5, 2005
¢ Dylan tour ready to roll ¢ Jen’s bling-bling for sale ¢ Juror questioning delayed in Michael Jackson trial ¢ Birthdays
Bahe enjoys trips to Devaney
KU guard has endured highs, lows at Husker venue
February 5, 2005
A standout athlete growing up in Nebraska with bloodlines involving Cornhusker football is viewed as some kind of Superman. Kansas University reserve guard Nick Bahe knows that feeling, but he also knows his kryptonite — Devaney Center.
Firebirds unflappable
Free State cruises as city showdown looms
February 5, 2005
The few Shawnee Mission North fans who filled a small section in Free State High’s gym Friday night found an opportunity to mock Class 6A’s top-ranked Firebirds.
Raiders punish Lions
February 5, 2005
Friday was quite a night for Shawnee Mission South senior guard Eric Monroe. First, he was named second runner-up for king at the annual SM South Sweetheart ceremony. Then he poured in 21 points, helping the Raiders smash Lawrence High, 75-48 in high school boys basketball.
Old foes Free State, SM East dominating meet
February 5, 2005
Based on Friday’s Sunflower League swimming championship preliminaries, today’s finals could turn into a duel between host Free State High and Shawnee Mission East. Perhaps fittingly, the league finals start at high noon.
Mayer: Flap much ado about nothing
Robinson’s lack of playing time a non-issue: Sometimes freshmen sit
February 5, 2005
Earlier this week I spent several sleepless nights cogitating over whether there would be more media coverage of the Michael Jackson trial or about how much playing time Kansas University basketball freshman Russell Robinson was getting. By week’s end, I think the Jackson circus had just about pulled even.
Haskell men win, women fall
February 5, 2005
Corey Ladson scored 22 points to lead five Haskell Indians Nations University men’s basketball players in double figures, and the Fightin’ Indians rallied for a 99-98 victory Friday over Central Christian.
Gift gives tallgrass prairie preserve new life
Landmark endowed with $4.8 million
February 5, 2005
Supporters of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve are optimistic that the troubled landmark may be saved by a recent $4.8 million endowment.
KU softball drops pair
February 5, 2005
Kansas University’s softball team opened its season with a pair of one-run losses Friday at the Pepsi Challenge.
Kansas football aide joins Williams Fund staff
February 5, 2005
Pat Henderson, a former Kansas University football player who has been an assistant coach under Mark Mangino for the last three years, has moved into the Williams Fund office.
KU swimming/diving to honor six seniors
February 5, 2005
Six seniors will bow out when Kansas University plays host to Iowa State today in its home swimming finale.
KU’s baseball opener delayed by heavy rain
February 5, 2005
Kansas University’s scheduled baseball season-opener Friday with Hawaii-Hilo was postponed because of heavy rainfall.
Davis: FSHS plays ‘good team basketball’
Lion boys wary of No. 1-ranked Firebirds as showdown looms
February 5, 2005
Free State High doesn’t look like the No. 1 basketball team in the state — at least not before the opening tip. The Firebirds don’t have a player taller than 6-foot-3.
Boys rally for win
February 5, 2005
Seabury Academy’s boys basketball squad rallied for a 44-41 victory Friday night over Flint Hills at Seabury.
Boldly gone: KU connections lament loss of ‘Star Trek’
Several Jayhawks have contributed to the science fiction franchise through the years
February 5, 2005
Is Mr. Spock a Jayhawk? That’s tough to say — no one has seen 23rd century graduation records at Kansas University. But KU has certainly played a role in shaping the “Star Trek” universe.
Local briefs
February 5, 2005
¢ New judge sworn in ¢ Tracks to reopen after train derailment ¢ Breakfast to kick off church’s fund-raiser ¢ Sentencing delayed in armed KU car theft ¢ Waldorf Association offering workshop ¢ Food and shelter funds available from county
Flint Hills prevails
February 5, 2005
After losing to McLouth by just two points Thursday, Seabury Academy’s girls basketball squad fell Friday night to Flint Hills, 43-39.
Freshman Moore lifts Ottawa boys
February 5, 2005
In only his second varsity game, freshman Chase Moore came off the bench to score 20 points, leading Ottawa to a 73-53 high school boys basketball victory over Louisburg on Friday.
Boys: Perry-Lecompton 71, Basehor-Linwood 52
February 5, 2005
Willie Treaster had 20 points and five assists, Drew Tucker contributed 18 points and eight assists with just one turnover, and Gabe Gantz chipped in 14 points and nine rebounds for Perry-Lecompton.
Weather slows search for plane
February 5, 2005
As temperatures plunged overnight, fears grew Friday that no one would be found alive after an Afghan passenger jet carrying 104 people, including three Americans, disappeared from radar screens during a snowstorm near the mountain-ringed Afghan capital.
KU graduate among passengers in plane disappearance
February 5, 2005
A Kansas University graduate helping spread health care to rural Afghanistan was among those killed in a plane crash there Friday, her organization confirmed.
Briefly - World
February 5, 2005
¢ Japan confirms case of human mad cow disease ¢ Duck, goose farming ban targets bird flu ¢ U.N. fears psychiatric woes at Guantanamo ¢ Pope’s health improves ¢ U.N. to hire 30,000 for tsunami cleanup ¢ Shiite candidates hold wide lead in early tally ¢ Germany to join Iraqi rebuilding efforts
Boys: Leavenworth Immaculata 37, Santa Fe Trail 33
February 5, 2005
A slow start doomed Santa Fe Trail against Leavenworth Immaculata. SFT couldn’t overcome a 17-6 deficit at the end of the first quarter.
Boys: Anderson County 60, Baldwin 58, OT
February 5, 2005
Missed free throws cost Baldwin an opportunity to win against Anderson County in regulation, and missed open shots cost Baldwin in overtime.
Boys: Oskaloosa 48, K.C. Christian 45
February 5, 2005
Oskaloosa won a thriller with a three-point shot to break a 45-all deadlock as the clock expired.
Boys: K.C. Sumner 70, Eudora 30
February 5, 2005
Single-digit scoring in three quarters doomed Eudora to its ninth straight loss.
Girls: Ottawa 59, Louisburg 55
February 5, 2005
With an 18-point lead in the second half, Ottawa coach Cliff McCullough didn’t figure he would need to rely on free throws to squeak out a victory over Louisburg, but that’s what happened.
Area briefs
February 5, 2005
¢ Motorist hits bobcat in Olathe ¢ Wichita police captain not guilty of pay fraud ¢ Saline County GOP fills legislative seat ¢ Bill on Topeka, county consolidation advances
Historic global flight likely to take off next week from Salina
Solo pilot slated to fly around world without refueling
February 5, 2005
Decades after Charles Lindbergh’s historic 1927 flight across the Atlantic in the Spirit of St. Louis, another pilot is preparing to embark on a solo voyage aimed at setting an aviation milestone.
Girls: Paola 63, De Soto 51
February 5, 2005
De Soto got 23 points from Amy Petty and 16 from Jackie Goleman.
Lawrence Datebook
February 5, 2005
Fire drives family from home
February 5, 2005
A fire in southwest Lawrence on Friday night forced 11 family members out onto the street after flames ripped through the basement of their house.
Some speakers pursue integration of black history
February 5, 2005
The only black county commissioner in Dallas, John Wiley Price spoke Monday to 100 mostly black middle-school students about history, responsibility and their futures. If he had been invited the following day — Feb. 1 — he would have refused.
Briefly - Nation
February 5, 2005
¢ Cheetah cubs to debut today at National Zoo ¢ Suspect arrested in deadly jewelry robberies ¢ Dean gains support in bid to lead DNC ¢ Grandparents’ slayings blamed on Zoloft ¢ Pentagon investigates journalist payments ¢ GOP continues to fight governor’s election ¢ Threats target flights ¢ Senate committee starts Iran review ¢ Security concerns close FBI e-mail system ¢ AARP sues over retiree health care change ¢ Soldier gets six months for Abu Ghraib abuse
Proposal would limit junk food sales at school
Lawrence official questions how to recoup lost revenue
February 5, 2005
As Kelli Carbaugh loaded a snack vending machine Friday in the front lobby of Lawrence High School, she disputed the notion that students had only junk food to choose from.
Donald A. Binns, Lawrence
February 5, 2005
Walter Larson, Lawrence
February 5, 2005
Dr. Richard ‘Dick’ L. Hermes, Lawrence
February 5, 2005
Lucille Carolyn Fowkes Garneau, Lawrence
February 5, 2005
Carlene Cheryll Howell Pattie, Lawrence
February 5, 2005
House speaker says school finance may have to wait for ‘06
February 5, 2005
Facing a looming Kansas Supreme Court deadline for fixing the state’s public school finance system, House Speaker Doug Mays predicted Friday that the Republican controlled Legislature would fail to find a satisfactory solution this session.
Ruling limits tobacco case penalty
February 5, 2005
An appeals court Friday dealt a major blow to the government’s attempt to hold the tobacco industry accountable for decades of alleged deceit about the dangers of smoking, ruling the Justice Department can’t seek $280 billion in penalties.
Bush aims to boost Pentagon budget
February 5, 2005
President Bush will propose a nearly 5 percent increase for next year’s defense spending while calling for cuts in payments to farmers and work on a nuclear waste storage site in Nevada, according to documents and federal officials.
MU sticking with Snyder
Tigers’ AD: Coach will be back next season
February 5, 2005
Quin Snyder will return next season as Missouri basketball coach, despite a string of recent losses and NCAA-imposed probation, school officials said Friday.
LaFrentz sparks Celtics in fourth quarter in win over Magic
February 5, 2005
Raef LaFrentz scored seven of his 19 points in a 20-4 fourth-quarter run, and Delonte West and Walter McCarty hit key three-pointers in reserve roles to help the Boston Celtics beat the Orlando Magic, 112-100, Friday night.
House passes bill taking step toward Shawnee County consolidation
February 5, 2005
A bill allowing Topeka and Shawnee County to consolidate their governments won House approval Friday.
Girls: K.C. Sumner 64, Eudora 46
February 5, 2005
Up by eight in the third quarter, Eudora had a chance to pull out a victory, but its inability to grab rebounds, especially defensive, contributed to the 18-point defeat.
Morris says Senate GOP will have school finance plan next week
February 5, 2005
Republican senators plan to unveil a three-year plan next week for increasing education funding, relying on existing state revenues for at least the first year, Senate President Steve Morris said Friday.
Chicago’s O’Hare still fights uphill battle for on-time flights
February 5, 2005
Craig Williams knows to have his cell phone and computer well-charged before he flies because there is always a chance he will be delayed — especially if he is flying out of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.
Kansans give tsunami aid in person
Lawrence optometrist travels to Sri Lanka to treat victims
February 5, 2005
When the massive tsunami devastated southern Asia in late December, Daniel Smith decided to take action. So he traveled with his father, Richard, and a small group of other Kansans in late January to Sri Lanka, where they set up a makeshift eye and medical clinic.
On the record
February 5, 2005
Kansas tennis falls to Mississippi, 6-1
February 5, 2005
Ashley Filberth claimed Kansas University’s only point in a 6-1 tennis loss Friday to Mississippi.
Society Calendar
February 5, 2005
Religion briefs
February 5, 2005
Around and about
February 5, 2005
Bush repeats perennial themes
February 5, 2005
It was a mix of almost unending annoyance and a few fresh moments. I loved it, for example, when Dick Cheney popped a cough drop, or a No-Doze, or a nitro.
Sweet vote doesn’t cancel sour Iraq notes
February 5, 2005
Last year, the New York Times reported a statistical breakdown of terrorist attacks in Iraq that left my jaw hanging. According to these figures, that nation was sustaining about 2,300 such strikes a month.
Kansas high school sports scores from Feb. 4
February 5, 2005
Engagements
February 5, 2005
Engagements