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House leaders delay gay marriage debate
January 18, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 4:20 p.m.) Legislative leaders today decided to delay House action this week on a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages and civil unions.
Sebelius seeking federal aid for ice storm damage
January 18, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 3:55 p.m.) Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has requested federal assistance to help Kansas recover from damaging ice storms that hit much of the state, including Douglas County, earlier this month.
Lawmakers introduce campaign finance legislation
January 18, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 2:55 p.m.) TOPEKA — A little more than two months after a bruising election cycle, lawmakers today introduced legislation aimed at providing greater and more timely disclosure of groups trying to influence voters.
KU’s law dean to step down
January 18, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 1:38 p.m.) Kansas University’s law school dean today announced he will step down and return to the law school faculty in August.
Advocates concerned about foster care proposal
January 18, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 1:14 p.m.) A proposal to remove more than 750 youths from foster care raised concerns among family and child advocates today.
State could lose $45 million or more in federal health care funds
January 18, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 4:03 p.m.) State welfare officials Tuesday said the federal government could reduce health care funds to the state by $45 million in a future appropriation.
United Way raises $1.5 million
January 18, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 12:52 p.m.) United Way of Douglas County has reached a new milestone — the organization announced today it has raised $1.5 million in its fall fund-raising campaign.
GOP leaders roll out health care plan
January 18, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 11:26 a.m.) Nonprofit health care clinics would provide prescription drugs to low-income patients and the state would encourage other Kansans to participate in a drug industry discount program under a proposal unveiled today by Senate Republican leaders.
Temperatures to hit upper 40s Wednesday
January 18, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 4:43 p.m.) Lawrence finally climbed out of the arctic cellar today, as temperatures soared into the 40s. But breezy conditions kept wind chills still in the freezing range.
Cemetery case
January 18, 2005
It’s good to see progress in the case seeking to correct maintenance problems at a local cemetery.
Open doors
January 18, 2005
Perhaps opening their caucus meetings to the public will have a positive effect on the interaction of Senate Republicans.
Why trust GOP?
January 18, 2005
Equal rights
January 18, 2005
We can do both
January 18, 2005
Slow response
January 18, 2005
Asia ties important to U.S.
January 18, 2005
The world record for the diplomatic reverse back-flip now rests comfortably with the Bush administration, which quickly organized and just as quickly disbanded a coalition of nations to speed relief to Indian Ocean tsunami victims earlier this month.
Former WorldCom executive faces trial
Jury selection begins this week in federal court
January 18, 2005
WorldCom Inc. was in trouble. The stock price was wobbly and Wall Street was asking tough questions. But CEO Bernard Ebbers repeatedly put a positive face on his company, promising sound finances, strong revenue growth and conservative accounting — famously reassuring concerned analysts in 2001 that “we do not see any storms on the horizon.”
Online cigarette sales are a drag for New Yorkers
January 18, 2005
About 3,700 New Yorkers who thought they had avoided a hefty $3-a-pack tax by buying their cigarettes online have found that the city has smoked them out.
Ex-Tyco executives face retrial
Former leaders accused of bilking $600 million from company
January 18, 2005
Two top Tyco International executives accused of looting $600 million of company money to finance lavish lifestyles go on trial today for a second time.
Animosity more apparent among Senate Republicans
January 18, 2005
Moderate and conservative Republicans needed years to generate their animosity but it took only a few days of the 2005 session for hard feelings to surface in the Senate.
City to keep closer tabs on artwork after sculpture accidentally sold
January 18, 2005
The accidental sale at auction of a city-owned sculpture, resulting a court fight with the buyer, had led Wichita officials to keep closer tabs on the city’s artwork.
King was inspiration for Little Rock youths
Rights battle at high school life-changing for speaker
January 18, 2005
When Terrence Roberts talks about the hatred and torment he encountered as one of nine students chosen in 1957 to integrate all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., someone usually asks how long it took for conditions to improve.
Chilling out not healthy for pets
Fur coat not enough to protect dogs, cats in frigid conditions
January 18, 2005
Joan Silver has no concerns about how her cats and dogs deal with the brutally cold weather. Her pets stay inside year-round.
GOP leaders to reveal health care plan
January 18, 2005
Senate Republican leaders have their own plan for attacking rising health care and prescription drug costs, and they say it won’t require a tax increase.
Pats should be favored through Super Bowl
January 18, 2005
Yes, the New England Patriots go to Pittsburgh to face a team that beat them in the regular season and has a 16-1 record with 15 straight victories.
Fox again withholds replay of end-zone celebration
January 18, 2005
To show or not to show? That again was the question facing the Fox network Sunday, and as it did a week earlier, it chose not to air replays of animated end-zone antics from a player who had just scored a touchdown.
Adjustable situations
Homeless young adults in Lawrence have plenty of resources to help them get back on their feet, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re using them
January 18, 2005
It’s 2 in the afternoon and emergency medical crews are arriving at 10th and Kentucky.
In the halls
January 18, 2005
Which social issue in Lawrence concerns you the most?
Dietitian to share tips on ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
January 18, 2005
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Lose 10 Pounds with Denise DeTommaso.” DeTommaso is a registered dietitian at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Contest deadline is Feb. 14
January 18, 2005
The Journal-World is having its annual songwriting contest in conjunction with USA Weekend’s songwriting contest for teens.
Arts notes
January 18, 2005
¢ East Hill Singers to perform concert ¢ Souper Bowl fund-raiser set for Arts Center
Nova’ follows history of supersonic flight
January 18, 2005
“Supersonic Dream” on “Nova” (7 p.m., PBS) looks at the three-decade history of the Concorde, the French-British airliner designed to break the sound barrier and revolutionize air transport. After the plane’s maiden flight in 1969, most experts assumed that the future belonged to supersonic travel and that New York-to-London trips would take just a few hours. Yet here we are, more than 30 years later, with airliners flying not much faster than the old 727s of the 1960s.
Wichita buys site for black heritage museum
January 18, 2005
Wichita officials are planning a fund-raising effort for a new Kansas museum now that the city has bought a riverfront site.
Community Blood Center ‘critically low’ in Type O supplies
January 18, 2005
Bad weather is the likely culprit of a blood supply shortage in the Lawrence area, according to officials with the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City.
Ruth Yvonne Palmer, Tonganoxie
January 18, 2005
Evan W. Williams, Manhattan
January 18, 2005
Earl Arthur Sommer, Belton, Mo.
January 18, 2005
Dana Bruce Hanford, Bainbridge Island, Wash.
January 18, 2005
Datebook
January 18, 2005
Jack Bashaw, Kansas City, Mo.
January 18, 2005
On the record
January 18, 2005
Ernest Leroy Goodger, Clinton
January 18, 2005
Thomas A. Maher, St. Clair, Mich.
January 18, 2005
Catholic archbishop abducted by insurgents
January 18, 2005
A Catholic archbishop in Mosul, Iraq, has been kidnapped, the Vatican said Monday.
UConn women cruise against Texas, 73-57
January 18, 2005
Freshman Charde Houston scored a career-high 25 points, and Ann Strother added 20, leading Connecticut to a 73-57 victory over Texas on Monday.
City basketball capsules
January 18, 2005
¢ K.C. Wyandotte at Free State girls ¢ Seabury Academy girls vs. Doniphan West ¢ Seabury Academy boys at Elwood ¢ Topeka Cornerstone at Veritas boys
Lawrence Nelson ‘Larry’ Allison, Kansas City, Mo.
January 18, 2005
Notebook
January 18, 2005
Give the guys a break
In fourth season, Fox’s ‘American Idol’ will advance an even number of men, women to the final round
January 18, 2005
“American Idol” turned into the battle of the divas last season. This year, male contestants are getting a little help.
0-for-Minnesota no more
Raptors claim first victory at Wolves’ den, 100-91
January 18, 2005
Doynell Marshall’s sharp shooting made the Toronto Raptors a winner in Minnesota for the first time in franchise history.
Free State boys tapped No. 1 in coaches’ poll
January 18, 2005
Free State High’s boys basketball team has climbed into the top spot in this week’s Kansas Basketball Coaches Assn. rankings.
Frederick Glenn Harvey, Lawrence
January 18, 2005
NAACP divided over future direction
January 18, 2005
During his speeches to Philadelphia children, J. Whyatt Mondesire, the head of that city’s NAACP branch, likes to offer $20 to the student who can decode his group’s acronym.
New York preschooler making mark with abstract paintings
January 18, 2005
Newcomer Marla Olmstead is receiving high praise in some corners of the art world. Critics describe her modernist paintings as laden with emotion. They rave how she makes colors interact with intensity. And her pieces are selling — some for as much as $15,000.
Motherhood may derail tenure-track faculty
January 18, 2005
Stacey White is working on her academic juggling act.
Fear of unknown future grips Baghdad
January 18, 2005
“Don’t go.” Never have so many people from so many nationalities said those words to me before a trip.
6Sports video: Tongie wrestler makes habit of winning
January 18, 2005
Ross Starcher won the Randy Starcher Invitational, a tournament named after his cousin who died in a car accident.
6Sports video: Tournament brings teams to Tonganoxie High
January 18, 2005
The invitational began on Monday, but the Chieftans won’t take the court until Tuesday.
Briefly
January 18, 2005
¢ Homeless task force to evaluate public input ¢ Course to provide preservation training
Briefly
January 18, 2005
¢ Record fund raising reported for LMH ¢ Lawmakers to meet about campus plans ¢ Patrol seeks fuel deals
Kansas football recruiting fluctuates
January 18, 2005
The stretch run of the football recruiting season is, as it is every year, maddening.
Double Take: Young love prepares youth for adult relationships in future
January 18, 2005
Dear Dr. Wes and Jenny: I broke up with my boyfriend three weeks ago yesterday because I didn’t think I loved him anymore. I just got off the phone with him, and as I hung up I said, “I love you,” which is what we always did. But I haven’t said it for three weeks. Is it possible that I do still love him, or do you think it may just be out of habit? We had been dating for 15 months.
Briefly
January 18, 2005
¢ Former bishops leader becomes archbishop ¢ More studies associate drug with heart risks ¢ Officials advise agaist removing mudslide ¢ Town of Embarrass hits 54 below zero
Lawrence home sales slow in 2004
New construction expected to lift market this year
January 18, 2005
The market for buying and selling homes in Lawrence and Douglas County just isn’t as busy as it used to be.
Cruise ship in sky’ rolls out
Airbus to introduce largest passenger jet
January 18, 2005
Airbus unveils its flagship A380 today, the plane on which the company is betting its newfound status as the world’s leading jet maker as well as the 10 billion euro — or $13 billion — cost of developing the “superjumbo.”
People
January 18, 2005
¢ ‘All My Children’ star Ruth Warrick dies at 88 ¢ CBS courts Couric ¢ Movie star marketing ¢ A kinder, gentler Springer
Horoscopes
January 18, 2005
Dick Services, Lawrence
January 18, 2005
Wildcats ready to play at home
Baldwin Invitational one of tournaments on tap this week
January 18, 2005
After playing six of its first seven games on the road, Baldwin High’s boys basketball team is ready to stay home for a while.
Motherhood at age 66 raises ethical questions
January 18, 2005
A 66-year-old woman has become the world’s oldest to give birth, and she and her day-old baby daughter were in good condition in intensive care, doctors said Monday.
Around the world
January 18, 2005
¢ U.S. Ag secretary choice for U.N. post ¢ Travel banned in part of tsunami-hit region ¢ Pension hikes ordered in response to protests ¢ EU considers ban on all Nazi symbols
KU’s Simien earns Big 12 player-of-week honors
January 18, 2005
Wayne Simien is starting to grow fond of the homemade cast stuck on his left thumb.
Soriano agrees to terms with Texas
Signings abundant around Major League Baseball as sides try to avoid salary arbitration
January 18, 2005
Alfonso Soriano agreed to a $7.5 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, who avoided salary arbitration with the All-Star second baseman they insist they aren’t trying to trade.
Freed prisoner forced into seclusion by threats
January 18, 2005
Confessed killer and civil rights figure Wilbert Rideau received what his legal team described as two convincing threats on his life Monday and was in seclusion, limiting his contact with people outside a close circle of supporters.
Texas has no trouble with OSU
January 18, 2005
Texas soon will find out whether P.J. Tucker can play again this season. For now, the Longhorns are relieved to know they can play some pretty good basketball without him if needed.
Iraqis in U.S. prepare for election
Voting to be conducted in five states
January 18, 2005
Hussan Al Taee woke before the crack of dawn and drove seven hours from Arizona, but he was all smiles Monday after registering to vote in an Iraqi election for the first time.
BU senior Robinson scores 1,000th point
January 18, 2005
Baker University’s Erin Robinson, a senior from Topeka, scored her 1,000th career point during Baker’s 76-59 victory Monday night against Missouri Valley College.
Inclusion, compassion among themes of day
January 18, 2005
Americans inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. took part in marches and rallies around the country Monday, drawing from the late civil rights leader’s message to call for an end to the Iraq war, advocate affirmative action and speak out for gay rights.
Nolan new man in San Francisco
Ravens assistant takes charge of struggling 49ers
January 18, 2005
Baltimore defensive coordinator Mike Nolan accepted the San Francisco 49ers’ head coaching position Monday and began to negotiate a contract to take over the team that had the NFL’s worst record last season.
Hypocrisy on sex, violence
January 18, 2005
We get all worked up when Nicolette Sheridan shows her bare back and then some to promote “Desperate Housewives” leading into “Monday Night Football.” And who can forget Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction at last year’s Super Bowl halftime show?
Dorothy Guinty Henderson, Overland Park
January 18, 2005
City considering new direction on roundabouts
Commissioners to revisit 19th and Louisiana plans
January 18, 2005
Jeanne Ellermeier’s opinion on roundabouts is kind of like the traffic-calming devices — flowing several different directions at once.
City park’s makeshift ice rink figures heavily into holiday fun
January 18, 2005
Adults and children were falling all over themselves Monday afternoon in Buford M. Watson Jr. Park, but nobody cared.
Balcony fire reported at Colony Woods
January 18, 2005
A Journal-World newspaper carrier reported a fire early Monday morning in a southern Lawrence apartment complex and then went door-to-door trying to alert residents.
No stopping Studley
Ottawa senior in ‘mood to score’ in win
January 18, 2005
Not often in a rivalry as intense as the one between Ottawa and Baldwin high schools will one player almost single-handedly push past the opponent.
Briefcase
January 18, 2005
¢ Comair president quits after Christmas fiasco ¢ Goodrich takes charge as Boeing ends 717 ¢ Verizon calls upon content from Yahoo