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6Sports video: LHS boys roll over K.C. Christian
January 29, 2005
The Lions took out K.C. Christian, 81-40, Friday night at Lawrence High School.
6Sports video: Firebirds fall to Indians in semifinals
January 29, 2005
The Firebirds lost, 52-36, against Manhattan on Friday at Free State High. The Firebirds will play Blue Valley for third place Saturday.
6Sports video: Lions rebound against Eagles
January 29, 2005
Lawrence High defeated Olathe North, 45-24, Friday night at the Firebird Winter Classic at Free State High. The Lions will take on Topeka Hayden on Saturday for fifth place.
U.S. must let Iraqi government take over
January 29, 2005
Leaving Baghdad isn’t easy to do. As the elections near, the road to the airport becomes ever more risky. And the day I choose to leave, the plane I’m waiting for is turned back, and the airport closed after mortars are fired at a nearby Iraqi base.
Election a brave step forward for Iraqis
January 29, 2005
Sunday’s election in Iraq will produce an outpouring of bulletins highlighting the latest info-shard or dramatic news video of the minute, the hour or that journalistic eternity known as the day. But look as well toward historians, futurologists and poets to understand the meaning of this moment in ancient Mesopotamia.
Faux rating forces famed food guide from shelves
January 29, 2005
For the first time in its 105-year history, Michelin is recalling an edition of its famous food guide after it recommended a restaurant whose rating was determined before it served customers.
Evangelicals association prepares political platform
January 29, 2005
As George W. Bush began his second term, his words and actions seemed to reinforce the image of a president whose straightforward piety helped him win re-election and earned him lockstep loyalty from white evangelicals.
Briefly - World
January 29, 2005
¢ China keeps dissidents from leader’s memorial ¢ Former security chief jailed in rights case ¢ Three Muslim militants suspected in attack plot ¢ Israeli army chief calls for stop to Gaza raids
Fear grips neighborhood after children find money
January 29, 2005
A convenience store owner in one of Dallas’ poorest neighborhoods was amazed when she started seeing children from the elementary school across the street buying candy and chips with $100 bills.
Jayhawks soaring toward St. Louis?
KU among elite at midpoint, but February looms as tough test for senior-heavy squad
January 29, 2005
If the past is prologue, then Kansas University very well could boast one of the four men’s college basketball teams still needing its uniforms in April.
Church choirs teaming up to help Lawrence Habitat
January 29, 2005
Church musicians from across the city will raise their voices in song Sunday to support Lawrence Habitat for Humanity’s ongoing mission of building affordable homes.
Briefcase
January 29, 2005
¢ Chico’s moving into downtown shop ¢ Financial ‘Express’ pulls into Lawrence ¢ Economic growth hits five-year high
Arts Notes
January 29, 2005
¢ KU students, director honored at festival ¢ Painter to lecture at Spencer Museum ¢ Lawrence singers selected to perform ¢ Gallery to have second annual art show
Correction
January 29, 2005
Valley Falls 54, McLouth 35
January 29, 2005
Holly Kitterman’s 18-point effort wasn’t enough as McLouth fell to Valley Falls at Jefferson North.
Mayer: Missed kick fuels fury about basketball officials
January 29, 2005
The Blown Call of the Year? This one gets my vote hands-down. Not only did all three officials miss Joe McCray’s low-gut kick of Michael Lee here in the Jan. 19 Nebraska-Kansas basketball game, but a lot of people in the stands weren’t aware of it, either. Then a clueless ref nailed the two for that ridiculous double-technical.
Religion briefs
January 29, 2005
Lawrence Datebook
January 29, 2005
Horoscopes
January 29, 2005
Parent, child separation can have lasting effects
January 29, 2005
Everyone knows divorce is tough on children. What about parent-child separation that occurs for reasons other than divorce? Is the pain any less intense for kids when a parent has a good reason to be away?
FCE News
January 29, 2005
LHS girls rebound
Lions get back on track with rout of O-North
January 29, 2005
Lawrence High’s girls basketball squad was more than happy after rebounding Friday night from an opening-round loss at the Firebird Winter Classic at FSHS.
Kemp, Jayhawks seeking third straight Big 12 victory
January 29, 2005
It’s been five years since Kansas University has won three Big 12 Conference women’s basketball games in a row.
Kansas high school basketball scores from Jan. 28
January 29, 2005
Simons: KU must prepare students to face challenging global issues
January 29, 2005
Next week, 12 “consultant-evaluators” from research universities across the country will be in Lawrence for a three-day accreditation visit to review the Kansas University academic program.
International team wins presidential helicopter deal
January 29, 2005
A new fleet of presidential helicopters will be built by Lockheed Martin and its international partners, the Navy announced Friday, ending a fierce competition that had both political and international implications.
Business-friendly?
If the city’s planning process is too complicated for even a full-time ombudsman to learn, what chance do small business owners have?
January 29, 2005
When they met Thursday, members of the city’s Business Retention Task Force debated whether the city should create a new development ombudsman position. The ombudsman would be the lead person to help developers and businesses navigate the city’s multi-step development process.
Honoring King
January 29, 2005
Sacred rights
January 29, 2005
Blue fieldhouse
January 29, 2005
Bad taste
January 29, 2005
As prices fall, appetite for monster TVs continues to grow
Consumers often find patience pays off when buying the latest in electronics
January 29, 2005
Even if you take all your friends to a sports bar on Super Bowl Sunday and even if you pay for every beer, you’ll likely spend thousands less than you would have if you bought yourself a new ultrathin, high-definition television.
Commodities
January 29, 2005
Stone’s impromptu appeal raises $1M to fight malaria
January 29, 2005
Actress Sharon Stone hijacked the staid World Economic Forum on Friday, interrupting a panel on poverty with a spur-of-the-moment fund-raiser that within minutes brought in more than $1 million to fight malaria in Africa.
Kinedyne nets $8M contract
Air Force order boosts local firm’s production
January 29, 2005
The ongoing war in Iraq is keeping the folks at Kinedyne Corp. in Lawrence plenty busy. The company this month added a $8.73 million contract to provide cargo tie-down nets for the Air Force. The order — for 23,955 top nets and 32,510 side nets — is to be filled by the end of this year, according to the Department of Defense.
Procter to buy Gillette
$57B purchase likely to cost 6,000 jobs
January 29, 2005
Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co. is buying Gillette Co., a leading maker of men’s shaving supplies, for $57 billion in a bid to expand sales overseas, broaden its product lines and gain clout against massive retailers like Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Boeing lands $7.2 billion deal
Chinese airlines agree to purchase 60 jetliners
January 29, 2005
Chinese airlines signed an agreement with The Boeing Co. on Friday to order 60 of its new fuel-efficient 7E7 jetliners in a deal the company hopes will boost orders for the plane worldwide.
Court invalidates patent for Merck drug
January 29, 2005
A federal court on Friday invalidated the patent for a blockbuster osteoporosis drug made by Merck & Co., sending Merck shares plunging but offering patients with the brittle-bone disease the possibility of cheaper pills in a few years.
Molson shareholders vote in favor of Coors merger
January 29, 2005
Shareholders of Canada’s biggest brewer, Molson Inc., on Friday voted overwhelmingly in favor of merging with Adolph Coors Co., the third-largest brewery in the United States.
Farmland execs were negligent, lawsuit says
January 29, 2005
Former leaders of Farmland Industries Inc. are accused in a lawsuit of causing the cooperative’s bankruptcy through acts of “corporate waste” and “gross negligence.”
Kansas delegation says Congress must get a grip on federal spending
January 29, 2005
The Kansas congressional delegation said Friday that Washington must control federal spending and protect the Social Security system to help the U.S. economy.
Governor proposes ‘Bill of Rights’ for military families
Benefits include reduced tuition at state universities
January 29, 2005
Children of soldiers stationed in Kansas would receive a break on tuition in the state’s higher education system under a “Military Bill of Rights” proposed Friday by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
City’s First Baptist Church celebrating its 150th year
Lawrence congregation was first Baptist church in Kansas
January 29, 2005
Last year was definitely the big year for sesquicentennials in Lawrence. Plymouth Congregational Church, First United Methodist Church and the city all observed 150th anniversaries in 2004. But for First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold Drive, the celebration is just beginning.
Slogan ideas critical, hopeful
Many readers’ suggestions evoke state’s controversies
January 29, 2005
First, a warning: Some people REALLY hate the new state slogan. These same people, it quickly becomes clear, also harbor deep resentments about the fact the Board of Education a few years back put Kansas on the map as a state that doubted the truth of evolution, the Legislature is considering a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and their blue-state values are at odds with those of most of the folks in this passionately red state.
Engagements
January 29, 2005
Club news
January 29, 2005
Around and about
January 29, 2005
Scouting news
January 29, 2005
People and places
January 29, 2005
Faith-based programs helping prison reform
Correctional training center focuses on Project RESTART
January 29, 2005
Former state prison inmate Richard Murray returned recently to the Maryland Correctional Training Center with a message sanctioned by Gov. Robert Ehrlich’s administration: Have faith.
Orange County diocese launches expansion
January 29, 2005
With a multimillion-dollar clergy abuse settlement behind it, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange is launching an expansion that includes establishing two new parishes, relocating a third and constructing a new cathedral, church officials said last week.
Denmark court affirms supermarket’s firing of Muslim woman
January 29, 2005
A Danish grocery chain didn’t break any laws when it fired a young Muslim woman who wore her traditional head scarf at work, Denmark’s Supreme Court ruled.
Northern Irish star brings own accent to BBC series
January 29, 2005
There’s a strong Northern Irish accent — coming from James Nesbitt — on BBC America.
Home-renovation genre due for a makeover
January 29, 2005
When did “makeover” shows become so content-free? Time was you could turn on a show like “This Old House” or “Ground Force” and learn a thing or two about laying tile or planting a shrub.
KU hoops in national limelight
Sports network goes live from Fieldhouse
January 29, 2005
It was hard to tell exactly why 150 Kansas University students and fans were so pumped to be at Allen Fieldhouse at 6 a.m. Friday, when most of campus was still asleep. Maybe it was the 100-plus-year tradition of Jayhawk basketball. Maybe it was the chance to be on national TV. Maybe it was the sugar in the hundreds of Krispy Kreme doughnuts distributed.
Brownback in ‘fray’ for World Bank
Senator won’t confirm speculation
January 29, 2005
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback might be in line to be the next president of the World Bank, a U.N. agency that finances antipoverty projects in poor nations.
County scores C-plus, D in health and child care
The issue is affordability,’ child advocate says
January 29, 2005
Children in Douglas County are safe and do well in school, according to a report card released Friday by the Partnership for Children and Youth.
Williams claims Australian crown
Serena overcomes rib injury, defeats Davenport in final
January 29, 2005
Serena Williams overcame a rib injury and rallied to defeat top-ranked Lindsay Davenport, 2-6, 6-3, 6-0, to win the Australian Open women’s title today.
Delgado takes political stand by sitting
January 29, 2005
Everybody is raving about Carlos Delgado the slugger. But I think you’re going to like the man even more than you’re going to like what his bat does for the Florida Marlins.
Troops clamp down for election
January 29, 2005
U.S. and Iraqi forces blocked off roads, put up barriers at voting centers and made other final preparations Friday for this weekend’s landmark elections, even as insurgents killed five U.S. soldiers in the capital and continued to target polling places.
Iraqis in U.S. celebrate vote
January 29, 2005
Adim Altalibi struggled to hold back tears Friday after voting in an Iraqi election for the first time. All he could think about were his five nephews, all killed under Saddam Hussein’s regime.
Sudan airstrike kills, wounds hundreds, U.N. says
January 29, 2005
An airstrike by the Sudanese air force on villagers in southern Darfur killed or wounded nearly 100 people in a serious violation of a fragile cease-fire in the conflict-torn region, the United Nations said Friday.
Studios set to seize Oscar attention
January 29, 2005
Better hurry. There are just 30 movie-going days left till the Academy Awards. Studios behind the five best-picture Oscar nominees announced Tuesday are rushing their films out to more theaters this weekend, counting on the awards attention to pad the box-office haul on some of the movies by tens of millions of dollars.
Senator doubts election will quell insurgency
Roberts says attacks likely to continue in Iraq
January 29, 2005
Iraqi insurgents are likely to continue attacks after elections, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts said Friday. He also questioned whether American intervention can create democracy there.
Eagles’ Mitchell stirs trouble with remarks about Patriots
January 29, 2005
Freddie Mitchell’s big mouth struck again. The Philadelphia Eagles’ other loquacious receiver — the one without the Pro Bowl pedigree and ankle injury — offended some Patriots when he dissed their secondary in a television interview.
Black Baptist groups reconciling
Denominations unite to promote new shared national agenda
January 29, 2005
Four black Baptist groups whose churches were a training ground for prominent civil rights leaders, but split partly over how that fight should be waged, said Friday they were embarking on a new era of cooperation meant to put the concerns of their community atop the national agenda.
Briefly - Nation
January 29, 2005
¢ World War II soldier’s remains come home ¢ Derailment suspect appears in court ¢ Wife of priest’s accuser recalls reaction ¢ Aspiring actress killed after confronting robber ¢ Lawsuit seeks end to gay marriage bans ¢ Rice salutes family during oath ceremony ¢ Teenager sentenced for Internet worm ¢ Ridge says Boston tip should’ve stayed secret ¢ Child found dead at school; father charged ¢ Wal-Mart policy adds same-sex partners
Prosecutors in quandary over fires downtown
Arson not an appropriate charge, law officials say
January 29, 2005
Prosecutors are trying to figure out what to do about a series of fires this week that have damaged downtown buildings.
Chamber lays out hopes for ‘05
January 29, 2005
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting gives members of the city’s biggest business organization a chance to reflect on a year’s accomplishments, and look ahead to a year’s opportunities. And make out a wish list for the chamber to accomplish in 2005.
Probe reveals third columnist paid
January 29, 2005
The Department of Health and Human Services said Friday that a third conservative columnist was paid to assist in promoting a Bush administration policy.
Bush previews agenda for GOP
January 29, 2005
President Bush rallied congressional Republicans on behalf of his second-term program Friday, saying that “we know how to set an agenda and work together to achieve it.”
Teen girls learn about empowerment
Conference focuses on self-esteem, safety issues
January 29, 2005
Ashanti Turner said she’s glad boys weren’t at the gathering of about 80 junior high school girls Friday. The girls met at South Junior High School, 2734 La., to learn about dating safety, eating disorders and pursuing their dreams.
On the record
January 29, 2005
William Albert ‘Smokey’ Breshears, Lawrence
January 29, 2005
Leland Carol Lemons, Liberty, Mo.
January 29, 2005
Carl D. ‘Bud’ Giffin, Garnett
January 29, 2005
Nation’s cattlemen rebuilding herds
January 29, 2005
Despite a mad cow disease scare, the nation’s cattlemen ended the longest liquidation in history and began rebuilding their herds last year, according to figures released Friday by the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Topeka High at Free State
January 29, 2005
Free State (10-1) will try to stretch its winning streak to nine games at 7:30 tonight.
Tonganoxie girls coast past Bonner Springs
January 29, 2005
Ali Pistora scored a game-high 19 points to propel Tonganoxie High past Bonner Springs, 50-31, in girls basketball Friday night.
Jefferson North 37, P-L 35
January 29, 2005
A three-point lead by the host school heading into the fourth quarter held up in a consolation bracket showdown of the JCN Invitational.
Shawnee Maranatha 53, Oskaloosa 37
January 29, 2005
Oskaloosa was denied a chance to play for the Jeff North championship thanks to a first-half surge that propelled Maranatha to the semifinal victory.
Louisburg 56, Eudora 51
January 29, 2005
Faulty free-throw shooting and an ill-timed disqualification cost Eudora late on the road.
Spring Hill 71, Wellsville 58
January 29, 2005
Austin Bloss scored 18 points in the losing effort for Wellsville (2-9), which will play host Tuesday to Louisburg.
HINU women win against St. Mary
January 29, 2005
Amber Tecumseh hit two crucial free throws with 18 seconds remaining, propelling Haskell Indian Nations University to a 70-64 women’s college basketball victory over Omaha (Neb.) St. Mary on Friday night at Coffin Complex.
QBs have had success
January 29, 2005
Jason Campbell won more games than any college quarterback who didn’t get a national championship, and Charlie Frye won more than any quarterback who didn’t go to a bowl game.
KU denies hiring of assistant coach
January 29, 2005
A bizarre mini-soap opera erupted around the Kansas University football team Friday, centered on the reported resignation of an Arlington, Texas, high school football coach.
Gruber helps Jayhawk swimmers stomp Drury
January 29, 2005
Kansas University’s swimming and diving team topped Drury, 144-86, Friday, grabbing victories in 10 of the dual’s 13 events.
Bobcats tip Raptors, halt 10-game slide
January 29, 2005
When nothing seemed to help the Charlotte Bobcats improve their free-throw shooting, coach Bernie Bickerstaff stopped trying to fix it.
Lions feast on 3A foe
Anderson’s 17 lift LHS past K.C. Christian, 81-40
January 29, 2005
Thanks. Lawrence High’s boys basketball team needed that. The Lions salved the wounds of two losses in last week’s Topeka Invitational Tournament by clobbering Kansas City Christian, 81-40, Friday night in the LHS gym.
Offensive drought dooms FSHS girls
January 29, 2005
After trailing Manhattan, 28-17, at halftime Friday night in the semifinals of the Firebird Winter Classic, sixth-seeded Free State limited the second-seeded Indians to four points in the third quarter.
KU ready for ‘big game’ against Texas
January 29, 2005
The South has risen again in the Big 12 Conference men’s basketball standings. Four of the top five teams in the league hail from the South entering today’s Kansas University-Texas showdown at Allen Fieldhouse.
GameDay crew lauds Fieldhouse
January 29, 2005
A Kansas University student shouted a good-natured barb at ESPN GameDay analyst Digger Phelps on Friday in the East lobby of Allen Fieldhouse. “Hey, you picked Villanova to beat us,” a male fan in a KU sweatshirt complained to the former Notre Dame coach after his on-air prediction Saturday.
Philly fans built reputation by booing Santa
Incident at 1968 Eagles game made national news, cemented image
January 29, 2005
Those famously churlish Philly fans can’t hide behind the urban legends. The truth is out there: They simply booed Santa Claus.
Free throws spark BHS
Bulldogs pull away at charity stripe
January 29, 2005
When De Soto High fouled while trying to rally, the strategy backfired. Baldwin made 20 of its 25 free-throw attempts in the second half on its way to a 69-53 victory Friday night.
Jayhawks enjoy early tuneup
Bookman returns to train as youth shines for KU
January 29, 2005
During the men’s 200-meter dash at Friday’s Jayhawk Invitational, Leo Bookman saw a strange sight out of the corner of his eye: a competitor. The former Kansas University track standout won the race in a time of 21:23, but it was just by a smidgen over Kendrick Twiggs of Lindenwood (Mo.) University, who finished .05 behind.
Society calendar
January 29, 2005
Faith forum
January 29, 2005
Why are many human beings altruistic?
Local briefs
January 29, 2005
¢ Chico’s moving into downtown shop ¢ Financial ‘Express’ pulls into Lawrence ¢ Fall and threat lead to arrest and committal ¢ Hearing set in theft case ¢ Promoting local history topic of summit ¢ Conservative pundit to lecture at KU ¢ National exposure boosts gifts for shelter ¢ Wintry weather causes slick driving conditions ¢ Day care suspended after burning incident ¢ Task force split on change for development
German leader calls for diplomacy — not war — in Mideast
January 29, 2005
The threat of military action to stop Iran’s nuclear ambitions became a central theme Friday at the World Economic Forum, with Germany’s leader warning that the Middle East cannot abide another war, a clear message to the United States that is being increasingly echoed throughout Europe.
Men’s basketball briefs
January 29, 2005
People
January 29, 2005
¢ Infection had Swank down but not out during filming ¢ Judge allows seized adult material in Jackson trial ¢ Birthdays
GOP blasts underfunding report
January 29, 2005
No-new-tax Republicans don’t like a fresh report that says Kansas is underfunding public schools.