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Kansas high school sports scores from Jan. 7
January 8, 2005
Condom failure
January 8, 2005
This time for real for ‘Bachelorette’ Jen Schefft?
January 8, 2005
Jen Schefft won’t say whether she’s found true love — again — on a reality series. “I’m just very happy with the way things turned out and have no regrets,” Schefft said.
Mississippi tries to right wrong from 40 years ago
Reputed Klansman pleads not guilty to civil rights slayings
January 8, 2005
A stooped, frail-looking 79-year-old former Ku Klux Klan leader was brought into court Friday to answer for one of the most heinous crimes of the civil rights era — the killing of three voter-registration workers beaten and shot 40 years ago.
Lions split pair with Pioneers
Free throws help Lawrence win boys game, 67-61; girls tumble, 46-36
January 8, 2005
Lawrence High made free-throw shooting look hard for 31/2 quarters Friday night. In the final 4:02, the Lions nearly were automatic.
State champion Firebirds pick up where they left off
Free State wins quad at LHS; Lions take third
January 8, 2005
High above where the Free State High boys swimming and diving team sat Friday, a green and silver banner glistened on the wall of Lawrence High’s Knox Natatorium. It was one of the school’s 2004 swimming state-championship banners.
Pistons’ Hamilton rallies
After ignominious outing, forward sparks Detroit
January 8, 2005
Richard Hamilton made his first shot to end a record-setting run of futility. And he made his last shot to end the Boston Celtics’ chances of a comeback.
World Online: Panorama - Broken Arrow School - Classroom
January 8, 2005
Kansas high school basketball scores from Jan. 7
January 8, 2005
World Online: Panorama - Broken Arrow School - Library
January 8, 2005
Briefcase
January 8, 2005
¢ United Airlines faces labor turbulence ¢ Judge’s ruling spits out Listerine’s claims ¢ H&R Block unit’s CEO leaving company ¢ Settlement meeting set in auto parts case ¢ Sprint, Virgin mull IPO for joint venture ¢ Ex-WorldCom execs to pay $18 million ¢ Regulators zap Taser with investigation ¢ Berkshire Hathaway gets subpoena ¢ Wal-Mart names COO for U.S. stores
Club news
January 8, 2005
Crematory operator pleads guilty to charges
January 8, 2005
A former crematory operator who admits dumping 334 bodies and passing off cement dust as their remains pleaded guilty Friday to Tennessee charges and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Next shuttle crew confident flight will be safe
January 8, 2005
The astronauts who will make NASA’s first shuttle flight since the Columbia disaster said Friday they are confident it will be a safe voyage, and while they won’t be able to fix a hole the size of the one that doomed Columbia, they will have options the last crew did not.
Chargers’ return to playoffs like old times for Edwards
January 8, 2005
Standing on the sideline last Sunday, San Diego Chargers linebacker Donnie Edwards felt himself having an out-of-body experience.
Spectacular’ attacks in Iraq anticipated
January 8, 2005
A U.S. general warned Friday that insurgents may be planning “spectacular” attacks to scare voters in the three weeks before Iraq’s landmark elections, and Shiite and Sunni religious leaders voiced sharply divergent views on whether the vote should be held at all.
GlobalFlyer makes first test flight
Pilot plans to fly around the world nonstop from Salina
January 8, 2005
The experimental aircraft that businessman and adventurer Steve Fossett plans to fly nonstop around the world next month completed its first major test, flying from Mojave, Calif., to Salina.
Texas bites linked to tiny mites that troubled Kansas, Midwest
Straw itch mite may be making appearance in Lone Star State
January 8, 2005
Dewey and Bette Garner believe their West Texas pecan grove may be producing more than just pecans — it also seems to be the source of itchy, red bumps covering Dewey’s upper torso and neck.
Former USC guard set to transfer to Kansas
January 8, 2005
Rodrick Stewart has met all the academic requirements to complete his transfer from Southern California to Kansas University.
Hiring for 2004 hits five-year high
Economists unfazed by report
January 8, 2005
Employers hired workers in 2004 at the fastest pace in five years, with overall payrolls rising by 2.2 million. December’s job growth was a bit lower than expected, with the unemployment rate holding at 5.4 percent.
Religion briefs
January 8, 2005
Weddings
January 8, 2005
Society calendar
January 8, 2005
Around and about
January 8, 2005
Rams, Seahawks have own soap operas
January 8, 2005
St. Louis coach Mike Martz made the highlight shows when he flamboyantly said the Rams wouldn’t hold hands and sing “Kumbaya.” Seattle’s Shaun Alexander accused his coach of stabbing him in the back.
Briefly - Nation
January 8, 2005
¢ Rosemary Kennedy, sister of JFK, dies ¢ Chlorine threat keeps residents from homes ¢ Retiree pleads guilty in Masonic shooting ¢ GOP urges recount in governor’s race ¢ Lawsuit dismissed in JonBenet case ¢ Hillary Clinton’s former aide indicted ¢ Judge throws out FBI spy charges ¢ Archdiocese runs ads aimed at abuse victims
Makers tout latest electronics
Companies hawk soon-to-use products, not pie-in-sky fantasies
January 8, 2005
The world’s premier consumer electronics show wouldn’t be complete without the fanciful and outlandish: A smart oven preserved and cooked meals based on remote commands, while a 102-inch plasma TV — taller than the 8-foot walls in many homes — inspired ooohs and aaahs from couch potatoes.
Canadian imports should cut beef prices
U.S. producers brace for less cattle income
January 8, 2005
Consumers likely will pay less to put steak on the dinner plate once cattle imports from Canada resume later this year, industry experts say.
FCC may require AT&T to pay $500M in fees
January 8, 2005
Federal regulators are looking into requiring AT&T to pay up to $500 million to cover unpaid telecommunications fees on its popular prepaid calling cards.
Commodities
January 8, 2005
Better use
Using $40 million-plus for an inauguration party increasingly seems an ill-fated venture
January 8, 2005
In the eyes of most Americans, there is no way the Republican Party and the Bush White House can justify spending a record $40 million for a “nation at war” inauguration package on or around Jan. 20.
America can’t accept prison without proof
January 8, 2005
I refer you to “Beverly Hills Cop.” Specifically, the scene in which the police lieutenant demands to know why the scruffy detective from Detroit has been harassing an upstanding local businessman. Our hero explains that the businessman is actually a smuggler, murderer and all-around bad person. The only thing is, the detective can’t prove it yet.
Hooters logic
January 8, 2005
Liberals lost
January 8, 2005
Right thing
January 8, 2005
Caring team
January 8, 2005
Americans a generous people
January 8, 2005
After the gut-churning, asinine commercialism of the Christmas season (I mean, honestly, do we really need Klingon nutcrackers?), it’s refreshing to note that Americans are, at heart, truly generous people.
The man den
You probably know it better as a garage, but this home for cars has become a haven for men, the amenities of which even affect home sales
January 8, 2005
Amy Cunningham has mixed emotions about the garage she and her husband, Chris, have just about finished building. On the one hand, the 764-square-foot space has meant the couple’s Lawrence home is cleaner these days, rather than littered with the projects that Chris, an inveterate tinkerer, is constantly working on.
Faith forum
January 8, 2005
How does your faith help you make sense of natural disasters?
Parents must teach children that acts have consequences
January 8, 2005
How can I acquaint my 12-year-old with the need for responsible behavior throughout his life? He is desperately in need of this understanding.
Male domain’ ideal for buddies
January 8, 2005
Garages don’t have to be fancy, expensive or spotless to serve as a great hangout for guys who love anything that burns gasoline.
Scouting news
January 8, 2005
FCE and 4-H News
January 8, 2005
People and places
January 8, 2005
Military news
January 8, 2005
Hasidic organization sets up shop in Idaho
Chabad Lubavitch planning to reinvigorate Jewish observance
January 8, 2005
Idaho may be one of the last frontiers for American Orthodox Jews. It’s nearly impossible to keep kosher without shipping food from out-of-state, there is only one Jewish synagogue, and the nearest mikvah — a ceremonial immersion pool central to traditional Jewish family life — is hours away in Salt Lake City.
Fallen Kentucky congressman goes from prison to pulpit
January 8, 2005
Microphones hang unused next to the pulpit. The Rev. Chris Perkins has no need for them. His voice booms across the Ezel United Presbyterian Church, filling the spiritual center of this sparsely populated Appalachian community with a message of hope and redemption.
Firework sales help churches
January 8, 2005
Local churches and other other nonprofit groups operate 20 of the biggest fireworks stores in the Houston area and use the profits to help pay for new churches and other projects.
The best DVDs of 2004
January 8, 2005
Watching DVDs sounds like a ludicrously easy job. To most people, it probably doesn’t sound like a job at all. But trust me, after several hours of fawning featurettes and dull-as-dirt director’s commentary, it can get excruciating.
Bathe yourself in rewarding drama
January 8, 2005
Looking for smart, rewarding television? “Canterbury Tales” offers four character studies over four weekends, very loosely based on Chaucer’s 14th-century poem.
People
January 8, 2005
¢ ABC Family nabs ‘Whose Line’ episodes ¢ Usher concert to air during free Showtime weekend ¢ McCain reports for jury duty ¢ Ramones forever ¢ Roberts, Rumsfeld no longer neighbors ¢ Birthdays
Hot topics may re-emerge in 2005
Lawmakers likely to discuss gun control, same-sex marriage, gambling
January 8, 2005
Guns, gays and gambling — three hot-button topics of Kansas politics — promise to have prominent roles in the 2005 legislative session that starts Monday.
House speaker says tax increase not necessary
January 8, 2005
One of the most powerful lawmakers in Kansas said no new taxes were needed to comply with a court order to fix public school funding.
Kansas campaign bigger cost than once thought
$1.7 million spent on advertising project
January 8, 2005
The state’s new image brand — “Kansas: As big as you think” — is more expensive than once thought. The $1.7 million advertising campaign designed to present a positive image of Kansas was unveiled Friday in simultaneous news conferences across the state.
Local briefs
January 8, 2005
¢ Father who killed son considers plea bargain ¢ BB vandalism draws jail time, probation ¢ Collections not affected in Spencer Library fire ¢ Prosecutor: Suspect used money for car, trips ¢ BR549’s Opry show to be broadcast online ¢ Right Between the Ears to give ‘Year In Review’ ¢ Three teens arrested in Holcom Park shooting
Storm unleashes floodwaters in Ohio River Valley
January 8, 2005
Flooding on the Ohio River damaged hundreds of homes and businesses Friday, a soggy calling card left by the winter storm that had brought miserable conditions across much of the central and northeastern United States.
Other states also facing school funding dilemmas
January 8, 2005
Kansas lawmakers won’t be the only ones in the country struggling this year with how to comply with court decisions that order changes in how public schools are funded.
Mother charged with killing children wants to withdraw ‘no contest’ pleas
January 8, 2005
Attorneys for a former Prairie Village physician who pleaded no contest in the 1995 killings of two of her children want the pleas cast aside.
Poll gives low ratings both to Bush, Congress
January 8, 2005
President Bush is entering his second term with the lowest approval ratings of any recent two-term president, even as he talks about an ambitious agenda of change, an Associated Press poll finds.
Bush advocates limiting asbestos-damage lawsuits
January 8, 2005
President Bush called Friday for federal curbs on asbestos lawsuits, which he said were driving businesses into bankruptcy and denying some victims swift compensation.
Panel to study tax changes
January 8, 2005
President Bush on Friday formally launched his effort to revamp the federal income-tax system by directing a new nine-member commission to come up with a better way to collect tax revenue.
Inaugural fund-raising hits $18 million
January 8, 2005
The team collecting private donations to finance President Bush’s inaugural festivities has taken in $18 million, putting it nearly halfway to its goal of at least $40 million.
Bush urged to donate funds to tsunami relief
January 8, 2005
Dallas billionaire Mark Cuban has a suggestion for President Bush: Cancel the inauguration parties and donate the money saved — some $40 million — to the tsunami victims.
Police say IRA mounted world’s biggest bank robbery
January 8, 2005
The Irish Republican Army stole $50 million from a Belfast bank, the Northern Ireland police chief bluntly declared Friday — an announcement that rocked the foundations of the peace process.
Israel beefs up security for Palestinian election
January 8, 2005
As hundreds of international observers arrived to monitor Sunday’s Palestinian presidential election, Israeli officials Friday began putting in place the security measures they hope will facilitate the voting.
Briefly - World
January 8, 2005
¢ Kerry arrives for talks, meets troops in Iraq ¢ Powell to attend Darfur peace ceremony ¢ Report: Peacekeepers committed sexual abuse ¢ Train collision kills at least 13 ¢ Fire kills at least 22 at garment factory
Lawrence native feels tsunami’s destruction
KU graduate assists in relief effort after disaster interrupts vacation
January 8, 2005
As he stood near a Buddhist temple in Kao Lak, Thailand, Mike Doveton struggled to remember that he had gone to the Asian island for a vacation. It was just days before the new year. While some people were inventing resolutions or spending time with friends and family during the winter holidays, Doveton, who grew up in Lawrence, was wearing a makeshift biohazard suit and helping a team of Dutch forensic scientists by putting dead tsunami victims into bags.
KU center reports computer hacking
FBI investigating security breach at Parsons institute
January 8, 2005
For the third time in two years, the FBI is investigating a computer hacking crime on a Kansas University computer containing personal information.
U.N.’s Annan asks ‘Where are the people?’; toll tops 147,000
January 8, 2005
The official death toll from the Asian tsunami climbed dramatically to 147,000 Friday and authorities held out little hope for tens of thousands still missing. Flying over miles of ravaged shoreline, a shaken U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan asked: “You wonder where are the people? What has happened to them?”
Merchants see value in badge system for homeless
Florida town reports some success with program to regulate services
January 8, 2005
Police officers and the city’s homeless would have at least one thing in common under a proposal made Friday by downtown merchants: They would all wear badges.
Those without power play waiting game
51,000 in state still without electricity
January 8, 2005
After three days without power, Ielonimo Timoteo took his 2-year-old daughter, Megan, to a shelter Friday seeking a warm place to stay.
S.D. governor urges conservation of Missouri River during drought
Low water levels could do severe damage, he warns
January 8, 2005
South Dakota officials said Friday the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should quickly begin additional conservation of Missouri River water to avoid severe consequences for both upstream and downstream states in 2006.
Hot-starting Singh tops Mercedes
Weir two shots back; Els trails by three, Woods by five
January 8, 2005
Vijay Singh quickly left everyone in his massive wake Friday. By the end of the second round in the season-opening Mercedes Championships, he left them a little hope.
Commissioners plan changes in BCS
Selection committee under consideration, but school presidents aren’t interested in playoffs
January 8, 2005
While there still won’t be a playoff in the Bowl Championship Series, the system definitely will be changed again.
On the record
January 8, 2005
Pitt, Aniston split
Hollywood glamor couple were together 7 years
January 8, 2005
Hollywood glamour couple Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have split, his publicist confirmed Friday.
Advisory warns against eating fish from Kaw
January 8, 2005
There might be more in that catfish from the Kaw than fillets for frying.
Lawrence Datebook
January 8, 2005
Wilverene Greenfield
January 8, 2005
Lecta G. Decker
January 8, 2005
Edwin L. Pate
January 8, 2005
Outgoing D.A., sheriff say goodbye
January 8, 2005
Friday was a day of farewells at the Judicial & Law Enforcement Center. More than 70 people gathered in a conference room to say goodbye to outgoing Sheriff Rick Trapp, who decided not to seek a second four-year term and stepped down Friday.
Prison abuse jury seated
January 8, 2005
A jury of 10 soldiers was selected Friday to decide whether the accused ringleader of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal was illegally beating inmates or following orders to soften up the detainees for interrogation.
Soldier cleared of manslaughter in drowning death
January 8, 2005
An Army sergeant charged in the drowning death of an Iraqi civilian was acquitted Friday of involuntary manslaughter but convicted of assault.
$241,000 paid to promote No Child Left Behind
January 8, 2005
The Bush administration paid a prominent commentator to promote the No Child Left Behind schools law to fellow blacks and to give the education secretary media time, records show.
KU, K-State women seek first Big 12 win
January 8, 2005
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team will take the court in Allen Fieldhouse tonight in search of its first Big 12 Conference victory, but so will its opponent — 20th-ranked Kansas State.
FSHS smacks SM South, 67-48
Defense leads way in rout
January 8, 2005
The new year might be a week old already, but that didn’t seem to matter to Free State High’s boys basketball team Friday night. The Firebirds were determined to start 2005 with a bang.
Poor free-throw shooting dooms Eudora
January 8, 2005
Eudora High’s boys basketball squad had two chances to overcome late deficits against Anderson County, but failed in a 57-54 loss Friday night.
Boys: Mill Valley 55, Tonganoxie 32
January 8, 2005
David Woods scored 14 points, leading Mill Valley.
Boys: Central Heights 56, Baldwin 53
January 8, 2005
Aaron Hannon led the Bulldogs (2-3) with 17 points, and Jeremy Wright added nine.
Boys: Horton 50, McLouth 41
January 8, 2005
Kevin Stewart led McLouth with 16 points in a loss to Horton.
Boys: Oskaloosa 46, Doniphan West 42
January 8, 2005
Despite a 19-13 halftime deficit and a 17-for-37 performance from the free-throw line, Oskaloosa rallied for a victory.
Eudora routs A.C.
January 8, 2005
The Eudora High girls basketball squad snapped a four-game losing streak Friday night, defeating Anderson County, 44-25.
Girls: Baldwin 35, Central Heights 31
January 8, 2005
Baldwin overcame a 1-for-16 first-half performance from the field.
Girls: Tonganoxie 56, Mill Valley 37
January 8, 2005
Madison Weller scored 14 points to lead Tonganoxie. The Chieftains (4-2) broke open a close game by outscoring Mill Valley 13-6 in the third quarter. The Chieftains will travel Tuesday to Leavenworth Immaculata.
Girls: De Soto 43, Ottawa 41
January 8, 2005
Amy Petty scored 17 points, and Kira Gonzalez added 16 points, helping De Soto snap a three-game losing streak.
Girls: Horton 60, McLouth 19
January 8, 2005
Horton outscored McLouth 36-4 in the first half. McLouth is winless at 0-5.
Mayer: Free throws secret to success in NCAA Tourney
January 8, 2005
College basketball coaches usually aren’t too receptive when anyone questions if weak free-throwing is hurting chances for big-time success.
Jayhawks eager for first road test
January 8, 2005
After playing nine games in Allen Fieldhouse and one in Kemper Arena, Kansas University’s basketball players are more than ready to hit the road.
BU senior Pontious records scoring record
January 8, 2005
Baker University’s Jessica Pontious scored a school-record 30 points to propel the Wildcats to a 77-58 victory over Benedictine in women’s basketball Thursday night.
Boys: De Soto 57, Ottawa 48
January 8, 2005
De Soto outscored Ottawa, 33-16, in the second half.
Girls: Doniphan West 42, Oskaloosa 40
January 8, 2005
Jessica Layden scored a game-high 16 points for the Bears, but it was not enough.
Jayhawks snag speedy tailback
Texas prep standout among top sprinters nationally in 100 dash
January 8, 2005
Kansas University’s banner recruiting class for 2005 had one key position missing out of its first 22 commitments — a running back. Problem solved.
SFT earns sweep of Perry-Lecompton
January 8, 2005
Santa Fe Trail’s boys basketball squad came to Perry-Lecompton High on the night of its winter dance. The Chargers made sure the Kaws attended a bittersweet party.
Simons: Taxpayer bill of rights has allure, but also many drawbacks
January 8, 2005
It sounds good, but, as they say in the field of marketing and advertising, “You’d better read the fine print before making a final decision.”
Engagements
January 8, 2005
Horoscopes
January 8, 2005
6Sports video: Eudora falls to Anderson County
January 8, 2005
Eudora High’s boy’s basketball team just couldn’t hold on to their lead. Eudora fell to Anderson County, 57-54, on Friday at Eudora High School.
6Sports video: Lady Cardinals roll past Bulldogs
January 8, 2005
The Eudora High girl’s basketball team defeated Anderson County, 44-25, on Friday in Eudora.
6News video: Screen Scene
January 8, 2005
During this post-holidays and pre-awards show stretch of winter, only one movie is opening in area theaters this week. Michael Keaton stars in “White Noise,” a horror-mystery that explores the world of electronic voice phenomenon.
World Online: Panorama - West Junior High School - Cafeteria
January 8, 2005
World Online: Panorama - Central Junior High - Hallway
January 8, 2005
Flint Hills too solid
January 8, 2005
Seabury Academy’s girls basketball team stumbled out of winter break. The Seahawks scored just two points in each of the first three quarters in a 39-14 loss to Flint Hills Christian.