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KU student injured in fall begins rehab
January 11, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 5:08 p.m.) A Kansas University freshman injured in a fall from a campus-area roof more than two months ago has entered physical rehabilitation, a hospital spokesman said Tuesday.
Governor calls for more higher ed funding
Public school funding relatively flat in governor’s budget proposal
January 11, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 12:40 p.m.) Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday unveiled a 3.4 percent state budget increase that keeps public school funding relatively flat and provides a $43 million increase to higher education.
Kline has largest campaign war chest
January 11, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 11:57 a.m.) Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline has the most money in his political war chest of any statewide officeholder in that all-important category called “cash on hand.”
Winter weather advisory issued
January 11, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 11:21 a.m.) If you’re headed outdoors today, watch out for slick roadways and sidewalks caused by freezing drizzle. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Lawrence area through 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Weather leads to cancellations
January 11, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 11:28 p.m.) Slick road conditions have led three area school districts, Perry-Lecompton, McLouth and Santa Fe Trail, to cancel classes today. The three school districts have also canceled classes for Wednesday.
Briefly
January 11, 2005
¢ Federal indictment issued in bank robbery ¢ Bald eagles topic of library program ¢ Annual chili feed honoring MLK today
Report: Patients not told how researchers receive royalties during medical trials
January 11, 2005
Government scientists have collected millions of dollars in royalties for experimental treatments without having to tell patients testing the treatments that the researchers’ had a financial connection, according to documents and interviews.
No surprise: Manning near-unanimous MVP pick
January 11, 2005
When Peyton Manning sees his name alongside some of the great players in NFL history, he beams with pride.
Cachet gives stilettos long legs
January 11, 2005
Stiletto heels force a woman’s back to arch, pushing her bosom out in the front and her rear in the back, further accentuating the feminine silhouette.
Iraq-bound GI gets the ‘Queer Eye’ treatment
January 11, 2005
“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” (9 p.m., Bravo) returns for a third season with a “very special” episode that offers a poignant and at times jarring departure for the cheeky series. This time their fashion-deprived subject is named Ray. And he’s got bigger problems than bad hair.
City may subsidize homeless housing
Fund would provide incentives for landlords to rent apartments
January 11, 2005
City officials soon will consider using taxpayer dollars to enlist the help of landlords in combating Lawrence’s homeless problems.
Teachers question missing dues
January 11, 2005
More than 100 members of the Lawrence Education Assn. met behind closed doors Monday to discuss $97,000 in missing union dues.
Shed no tears
January 11, 2005
When members of Congress leave office, willingly or not, they often reap generous “retirement” packages.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ to dress up everyday recipes
January 11, 2005
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Hidden Magic: Tips to Dress Up Everday Recipes.”
Organize your life
In this modern, multitasking world, the to-do list is essential
January 11, 2005
The to-do list. Some people tuck one in a shirt pocket or purse. Others keep one on a personal digital assistant or home computer.
Double Take: Medication just one part of treating depressed teenagers
January 11, 2005
Wes: There has been a growing concern about antidepressants among teenagers following the Food and Drug Administration warning in October about suicidal thoughts in teens taking these medicines. Jenny and I have been watching this story, and I’ve heard many worries from parents. We wanted to discuss this important issue in this week’s column.
People
January 11, 2005
¢ Inauguration fashion ¢ Time check ¢ Elektra unstoppable ¢ Tsunami aid I
KU happy, but hardly healthy
Several Jayhawks ailing after Kentucky win
January 11, 2005
Kansas University has one of the best basketball teams in the country and one of the most banged-up.
Safety fears for aid workers emerge in tsunami crisis
January 11, 2005
Indonesia’s military asked aid groups in tsunami-stricken areas Monday to draw up a list of international relief workers as fears arose for the safety of foreigners helping survivors in a region wracked by rebellion long before the waves hit.
Iraq militants escalating attacks
Al-Zarqawi’s group claims killing of Baghdad’s police chief
January 11, 2005
A roadside bomb destroyed a second heavily armored Bradley Fighting Vehicle in less than a week Monday, killing two U.S. soldiers, wounding four others and indicating that insurgents have increased the power of the explosives they are using against American troops.
Horoscopes
January 11, 2005
Senate pops marriage question
Protesters rally at Capitol as lawmakers plan Thursday vote on amendment
January 11, 2005
Several hundred people Monday rallied on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage issue as legislative leaders announced the Senate would vote on the issue Thursday.
Around the world
January 11, 2005
¢ Cuba re-establishes ties with Europe ¢ Yushchenko formally declared winner ¢ British soldier court-martialed for Iraqi abuse ¢ President starts tour to show peace treaty
Supreme Court won’t hear gay adoption case
January 11, 2005
The Supreme Court steered clear of a dispute over gay adoptions on Monday, energizing conservatives who want other states to copy Florida’s one-of-a-kind ban on gays adopting children.
Marie Hallenbeck
January 11, 2005
Independent review of CBS Bush report scathing
January 11, 2005
CBS News producers and executives repeatedly failed to meet basic journalistic standards in preparing a “60 Minutes” report on President Bush’s National Guard service and compounded the errors by issuing a series of misleading statements in defense of the story, an independent investigative panel concluded in a report released Monday.
Deadly weather strikes West
Mudslide kills at least three as storms continue
January 11, 2005
A huge mudslide crashed down on homes in a coastal hamlet with terrifying force Monday, killing three people and leaving up to 12 missing as a Pacific storm hammered Southern California for a fourth straight day.
Pinckney welcomes teacher’s return from Iraq
January 11, 2005
Every day for the seven months she was in Baghdad, Sgt. Lori Arnold read the sign posted above the entrance to one of the buildings in the Green Zone.
Briefly
January 11, 2005
¢ Icy conditions make return appearance ¢ New, returning officials sworn in ¢ Anti-tax group reports campaign spending ¢ Workshops to teach about city bus system
Abbas election is opportunity for Mideast
January 11, 2005
The election of a new Palestinian president presents a sharp contrast to the violent run-up to Iraqi elections.
Marriage rights
January 11, 2005
First complaint
January 11, 2005
Whose burden?
January 11, 2005
Healthy Kansas theme touches on many state issues
January 11, 2005
Editor’s note: Following is the text of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ State of the State address.
Colts-Patriots will take spotlight
Sure, there are other games this weekend, but New England-Indianapolis is the big one
January 11, 2005
The pregame billing will be Peyton Manning vs. the Patriots, a team that has won the last five meetings against the NFL’s two-time MVP and the Colts.
Brees wants new deal from Chargers
January 11, 2005
Drew Brees wants a little loyalty and commitment from the San Diego Chargers.
Daily ticker
January 11, 2005
Ensemble selected to sing at convention
January 11, 2005
Octarium, a vocal ensemble from the Kansas City area, has been selected to perform at the American Choral Directors Assn. National Convention Feb. 3-6 in Los Angeles.
State Farm settles title allegations
Company agrees to pay $40 million
January 11, 2005
State Farm Mutual Insurance Co. agreed to pay $40 million to thousands of car owners across the country Monday to settle allegations that it allowed automobiles that were totaled in crashes to be resold without noting the accident on the title.
Alltel to buy Western Wireless
Merger to create fifth-largest cellular provider
January 11, 2005
Communications company Alltel Corp. has struck a deal to acquire rival Western Wireless Corp. for about $4.4 billion in cash and stock, a move that would make Alltel the nation’s fifth-largest cellular telephone service provider.
In the halls
January 11, 2005
How do you stay organized?
Chamber music quartet to perform at Lied Center
January 11, 2005
The Brentano String Quartet will perform works by Mozart, Webern and Beethoven Feb. 13 at the Lied Center.
Capitol briefing
School finance countdown: 92 days
January 11, 2005
City considers north Kasold improvements
Options include roundabouts, eliminating some intersections
January 11, 2005
More vehicles certainly are in the future for the northern stretches of Kasold Drive. Now city commissioners must decide whether medians and roundabouts are, too.
Rule could help teams in chilly climates
January 11, 2005
The NCAA is considering a uniform schedule for Division One baseball in an attempt to make climate less of an issue as teams, including Kansas University’s, try to be competitive.
More KU soccer honors
January 11, 2005
Kansas University soccer sophomore defender Holly Gault was selected first team All-America on Monday by SoccerBuzz magazine.
KU’s past, future meet in center
Hall Center for the Humanities opens in renovated 1887 building
January 11, 2005
The oldest building on Kansas University’s campus now also is its newest.
Lakers rally without Bryant
L.A. rolls past Minnesota with guard riding pine
January 11, 2005
Kobe Bryant was resting, watching his Lakers rally, when a Timberwolves fan taunted him by saying he wasn’t needed.
Knicks average with NBA-high payroll
Despite paying $103 million to players, New York just 17-17 … but leads Atlantic Division
January 11, 2005
Perhaps it’s time for the New York Knicks to come up with a new marketing slogan.
Langford’s rings stolen
January 11, 2005
Someone burglarized the home of Keith Langford’s mother, Charlene Taylor, on Sunday stealing Keith’s two Final Four rings, two Big 12 championship rings and NCAA tournament and preseason NIT watches.
92 days and counting
Clock starts for lawmakers facing school funding deadline. But first, Senate says it will vote on same-sex marriage
January 11, 2005
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Monday trumpeted achievements under her administration and laid out an agenda for the 2005 legislative session that focused on education and health care.
Area games rescheduled
January 11, 2005
Last week’s ice storm wiped out all area high school basketball games scheduled for Jan. 4, but those games have been rescheduled.
Coaches agree: KU legit
January 11, 2005
Kansas University’s success without Wayne Simien shocks nobody in the Big 12 Conference.
Oskie wakes up to clip McLouth
January 11, 2005
At halftime, Oskaloosa boys basketball coach Scott Whaley convinced his players they could make a free throw.
City basketball capsules
January 11, 2005
Gray, OU upend Connecticut
January 11, 2005
With the help of a new arrival, Oklahoma turned its biggest loss from a year ago into a possible springboard for this season.
As big as you think
Does the new state slogan measure up?
January 11, 2005
The state unveiled its new “brand image” last week, and based on traffic at the Journal-World’s Reader Reaction page, not all of you like it as much as officials thought you might.
Palestinian leader calls for peace with Israel
January 11, 2005
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas extended his hand in peace Monday, his first gesture toward Israel since his landslide victory in presidential elections.
Colonel: Bin Laden may be in Afghanistan
January 11, 2005
Osama bin Laden and other militant leaders could be hiding in eastern Afghanistan, the commander of U.S. forces along a key stretch of the Pakistani border told The Associated Press on Monday.
It’s official: Beltran bound for Big Apple
Mets to hold press conference today to announce signing
January 11, 2005
Carlos Beltran passed his physical without incident, and the New York Mets scheduled a news conference for today to announce his $119 million, seven-year contract.
NCAA approves academic reform
New package gives harsher punishments to programs that don’t meet academic standards
January 11, 2005
The NCAA approved the first phase of a landmark academic reform package Monday under which about 30 percent of Division One football teams would have lost scholarships had it been implemented immediately.
Text of GOP response to State of the State speech
January 11, 2005
The following is the text of Kansas Senate President Steve Morris’ Republican response to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ State of the State speech Monday night.
Governor mentions KU Rhodes scholar
January 11, 2005
Kansas University’s latest Rhodes scholar was honored during Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ State of the State address Monday.
Leona B. Zachariah
January 11, 2005
Lois Ruth Mathia
January 11, 2005
Erma Mae Sterrett
January 11, 2005
Finley services
January 11, 2005
Deborah Anne Johnson
January 11, 2005
Raymond B. ‘J.R.’ Farmer Jr.
January 11, 2005
Lillian Gray Burnham
January 11, 2005
Datebook
January 11, 2005
Dole Institute lecture series to focus on Reagan
January 11, 2005
Once Bill Lacy picked a topic, he had little trouble finding speakers for this year’s Presidential Lecture Series at the Dole Institute of Politics.
On the record
January 11, 2005
Library of Congress posts Civil War maps
January 11, 2005
Civil War buffs are getting access to a treasure trove of information: thousands of original maps and diagrams of battles and campaigns between 1861 and 1865, all posted on the Internet.
Soldier in prison abuse case begins trial
January 11, 2005
The alleged ringleader of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal went on trial Monday with witnesses telling a military court they watched him punch an Iraqi inmate in the face and saw him laugh while forcing prisoners to pose naked.
County addresses current, future needs
January 11, 2005
Douglas County commissioners approved a deal Monday to keep emergency-communications equipment working.
Red state, blue state hot terms of 2004
January 11, 2005
A panel of linguists has deemed “red state, blue state, purple state” the phrase that most colored the nation’s lexicon in 2004.
Moss likely to face fine for moon
NFL: Vikings receiver’s post-touchdown antics in Green Bay broke rules
January 11, 2005
Randy Moss almost is sure to be fined for pretending to moon fans in Green Bay during a playoff win, according to NFL rules.
Around the nation
January 11, 2005
¢ Retired MU professor found slain in car trunk ¢ Missouri can’t ban KKK from litter program ¢ Government office sued for Title IX report ¢ School principal acts against ‘freak dancing’
School board plans bond campaign
January 11, 2005
The longer voters put off passing a bond issue, the more expensive the price tag will be.
Bar owner wants new parking deal
January 11, 2005
Lawrence city commissioners are set to hear a new complaint about the cost to park in downtown Lawrence at their meeting tonight.
Lawrence city commission
January 11, 2005
Briefcase
January 11, 2005
¢ Hollywood OKs buyout by Movie Gallery ¢ McFarlane Aviation project clears county ¢ GM to continue layoffs in 2005 ¢ Comcast to offer Internet-based service
A not-quite-so-good thing
Latest offering from Martha Stewart’s company falls flat
January 11, 2005
The latest cooking show from Martha Stewart’s company should have been a good thing. But it isn’t, and fixing it should be at the top of the domestic diva’s post-prison to-do list.
Hybrid, ‘baby Bentley’ best in show
Ford, Chrysler take vehicle of the year honors at industry event
January 11, 2005
The Chrysler 300 — America’s “in” sedan — and Ford’s new Escape hybrid SUV were named North America’s top vehicles at the North American International Auto Show.