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Report shows Carpenter leads city candidates in campaign funds
March 29, 2005
(Web Posted Tuesday at 12:23 p.m.) Jim Carpenter, the fifth place finisher in the March 1 Lawrence City Commission primary, has been the most successful candidate on the campaign finance trail recently, according to new reports released today.
Governor signs bond authority bills for Fort Hays State renovation
March 29, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 12:15 p.m.) Governor Kathleen Sebelius signed six bills into law today, including one that would provide more funding for a Fort Hays State University renovation project and one designed to protect juvenile authorities from infectious diseases.
Warm and windy this afternoon
March 29, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 8:37 a.m.) It’s a great March day to go fly a kite — strong winds and temperatures in the mid 70s are headed to Lawrence, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “It looks like a breezy afternoon,” Schack said.
Ask questions
March 29, 2005
God’s truth
March 29, 2005
Cancer factors
March 29, 2005
Real KU fans
March 29, 2005
Schiavo case
March 29, 2005
Marriage stand
March 29, 2005
Issue clarified
March 29, 2005
Econo Lodge moving into Lawrence’s Ramada Inn
March 29, 2005
A Lawrence hotel is checking out of its Ramada Inn franchise.
Retired judge backs private Social Security plan
March 29, 2005
When county employees in Galveston, Texas, learned 25 years ago that Social Security could be in trouble, they took a gamble on their retirement and opted out of the federal system.
Briefcase
March 29, 2005
¢ Applebee’s to restate 3 years of earnings ¢ SunGard Data selling for $11 billion ¢ Burger King fattens breakfast menu ¢ Japan mulls report on beef safety
In the halls
March 29, 2005
Do you think teenagers need to have cell phones?
Usage guidelines offered
March 29, 2005
What should parents ask themselves before handing over a cell phone to a teen or pre-teen?
Some scientists believe ‘hobbit’ is new species
March 29, 2005
Last year, archaeologists digging in a cave on a tiny island in Indonesia made an incredible discovery. They found the skull and part of the skeleton of a woman who lived 18,000 years ago. She was only three feet tall — about as big as your 3-year-old sister.
OU theater to present “The Cover of Life”
March 29, 2005
Ottawa University Theatre will perform the student-directed production of “The Cover of Life” by R.T. Robinson at 8 p.m. April 7, 8, 9 in the Administration Building Auditorium on campus.
Turning the TV off
Daytime Emmys anger journalists by withholding nominated shows
March 29, 2005
Imagine if a few months before the Academy Awards, all the best picture nominees were pulled from the theaters. They weren’t available on DVD, television or cable on demand. Nothing.
Kruse offers resignation to district
Quail Run teacher charged with theft seeks rest of salary in deal
March 29, 2005
Wayne Kruse, the former president of the Lawrence teachers’ union accused of stealing thousands of dollars in dues, has offered to not challenge his firing by the school district in exchange for being paid through June.
IMAX film gets cold shoulder over evolution theorizing
March 29, 2005
Some IMAX theaters at science centers have declined to show “Volcanoes of the Deep Sea” — but is it because of debates about evolution, or is it just a so-so movie?
William Shatner goes where many have gone before
March 29, 2005
William Shatner stars in the spoof documentary miniseries “Invasion Iowa” (8 p.m., nightly through Friday, Spike). Shatner takes a cast of actors and a film crew to the Iowa town of Riverside and convinces locals that they are there to shoot a sci-fi film called “Invasion Iowa.” But they are really there to document the effects of a dysfunctional film crew on an American town and how that town reacts when they learn that their collective legs have been pulled.
Kyrgyzstan’s poor cautiously hopeful
Poverty fueled protests that toppled government
March 29, 2005
Jumatai is 8 and looks much younger. He can’t walk. He can’t close his mouth, so he can only eat mashed food. The state should have treated his disability, his grandmother says, but instead it turned its back on ordinary people.
Interim leader named prime minister in deal
March 29, 2005
Acting President Kurmanbek Bakiyev on Monday endorsed the newly elected parliament he previously had denounced as the product of ballot-rigging, while the lawmakers in turn formally named him prime minister.
Anti-government protesters sentenced in Belarus
March 29, 2005
A court sentenced nearly two dozens protesters Monday to jail terms of three to 15 days for participating in an anti-government demonstration inspired by the upheaval in Kyrgyzstan.
U.S. upgrading bases in Afghanistan
March 29, 2005
The United States is pouring $83 million into upgrading its main military bases in Afghanistan, an Air Force general said Monday in a sign that American forces will likely be needed in the country for years to come as al-Qaida remains active in the region.
Sedgwick County sees high flood threat
March 29, 2005
Nearly three months after an ice storm left thousands of trees in Sedgwick County mangled and broken, officials are warning that downed limbs could endanger bridges and cause more flooding problems this year than normal.
Financial aid goes digital at KU
March 29, 2005
Student financial aid has entered the digital age at Kansas University.
Astronauts complete spacewalk just before station drifts and rolls
March 29, 2005
The two space station astronauts installed antennas and released a baby Sputnik during a spacewalk Monday, completing the work just before the orbiting outpost drifted and rolled slightly because of overloaded gyroscopes.
Government goes with the grain
March 29, 2005
Go ahead, have a piece of bread. Have three. Make it whole-grain, and you’ll be following government advice for eating right.
Alvamar Public golf course hopes to reopen in April
Superintendent: Greens ‘really doing well’ after being replaced last fall
March 29, 2005
Shut down since in October for greens replacement, Alvamar Public golf course will reopen soon.
KU signee three-rific
Chalmers claims shooting contest
March 29, 2005
Aside from the thousands of fans that packed the humid gym to capacity at Bethel College on Monday night, Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self was the first to hear the good news.
Jayhawks visit retirement center
March 29, 2005
It wasn’t much of a surprise that residents of the Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community in West Lawrence had permanent ear-to-ear grins Monday night.
LPGA Futures golf tour gaining sponsors, interest
March 29, 2005
So far it’s been all birdies and pars for the LPGA Futures Golf Tour event in early May at Eagle Bend, even though promoters have yet to hit a hole-in-one.
Kansas Relays adds name
March 29, 2005
Marion Jones, who won five gold medals at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, will compete at the Kansas Relays.
Funk fantastic in brutal conditions
With wind howling, Funk finishes strong to win TPC
March 29, 2005
In the toughest round ever on the TPC at Sawgrass, Fred Funk found himself tied for the lead in The Players Championship as he stood in the 16th fairway.
Grieving father finding comfort at last
Former NCAA Tournament director starting to recover from plane crash that took his son’s life
March 29, 2005
After the shock of his son’s death finally wore off, a heartbroken Bill Hancock discovered something about grief.
James takes over; Cavs win
Cleveland overcomes 17-point deficit in OT victory
March 29, 2005
His team on the verge of getting routed for a third straight time, LeBron James dribbled downcourt with a disgusted look on his face and quickly drilled a jumper from just inside the three-point line.
Thousands seek higher ground after temblor
Indonesia’s vice president predicts as many as 2,000 dead
March 29, 2005
A powerful earthquake struck off Indonesia’s west coast late Monday, killing hundreds of people whose homes collapsed on them and spreading panic across the Indian Ocean that another killer tsunami was on the way. Indonesia’s vice president predicted up to 2,000 deaths.
City Commission to consider plan to rid parks of pesticides
March 29, 2005
Terry Shistar has dandelions in her rural Lawrence yard, and she’s happy to report that the world hasn’t come to an end.
Tribal leader’s son arrested in reservation shooting spree
More funerals held for victims of teen gunman
March 29, 2005
The teenage son of Red Lake Nation tribal chairman Floyd Jourdain has been arrested on federal charges stemming from last week’s deadly school shooting on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.
Parents, husband at odds on Schiavo’s condition
March 29, 2005
Described by her father as weak and emaciated, Terri Schiavo clung to life Monday, as police guarded her hospice room and demonstrators prayed outside for last-minute government intervention in the case.
Former sale barn site proposed as new park
March 29, 2005
A site that was once the center of Lawrence’s livestock trade may become part of the city’s park system.
Datebook
March 29, 2005
Jacobs services, Lawrence
March 29, 2005
Felton services, Lawrence
March 29, 2005
Leonard James Peterson, Little River
March 29, 2005
The Rev. Ray Firestone, Baldwin
March 29, 2005
On the record
March 29, 2005
KU Med Center laying off staff
March 29, 2005
The Kansas University Medical Center will lay off six people as part of a reorganization of its public relations efforts, officials said Monday.
Michael Jackson suffers setback at trial
Judge allows jury to hear about prior allegations of molestations
March 29, 2005
In a major setback for Michael Jackson, a judge ruled Monday that the jury can hear allegations that the pop star molested or had designs on five other boys, including actor Macaulay Culkin and two youngsters who reached multimillion-dollar settlements with the singer.
Bautista, Royals drop San Diego
March 29, 2005
Denny Bautista pitched five strong innings, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Diego Padres, 4-2, Monday.
Sue Hack contribution list
March 29, 2005
This is the contributions list for Lawrence City Commissioner Sue Hack, who is running for re-election April 5, for the period from Feb. 18 through March 24, 2005
Tom Bracciano’s contributions list
March 29, 2005
This is the contributions list for Tom Bracciano, who is running for Lawrence City Commission on April 5, for the campaign reporting period from Feb. 18 through March 24, 2005
George Grieb contribution list
March 29, 2005
This is the contribution list for George Grieb, who is running for Lawrence City Commission on April 5, for the campaign reporting period from Feb. 18 to March 24, 2005
Jim Carpenter’s contributions list
March 29, 2005
This is the contribution list for Jim Carpenter, who is running for Lawrence City Commission on April 5, for the campaign reporting period from Feb. 18 through March 24, 2005.
Pitcher Anderson ‘ain’t going nowhere’
March 29, 2005
Brian Anderson, who has heard his name linked to trade rumors since spring training started, said Monday he believed he would open the season in the Kansas City Royals’ rotation.
Norberto Salinas, Ann Arbor, Mich.
March 29, 2005
Lecture to feature right-wing commentator
March 29, 2005
Right-wing commentator Ann Coulter has made a career bashing liberals and otherwise pushing political hot buttons.
Study finds most Americans not getting sufficient sleep
March 29, 2005
Getting a good night’s sleep is hard for many adults and that often means poorer health, lower productivity on the job, more danger on the roads and a less vibrant sex life.
Self takes a break
March 29, 2005
A three-day Easter weekend out of town did wonders for Bill Self’s frame of mind.
Robinson steps up to plate for second term on school board
March 29, 2005
After four grueling years on the Lawrence school board — years that saw the closing of three schools and painful budget debates about sacrificing school programs — Linda Robinson contemplated ending her service after one term.
Winter wheat faring well, but drought still not over
March 29, 2005
Verdant stands of winter wheat thriving in the state’s last drought holdouts look like they might provide a bountiful 2005 harvest, but the crop remains vulnerable as the long dry spell that has gripped northwest Kansas for years still is not over.
Horoscopes
March 29, 2005
At least 180 tickets issued in U.S. 59 patrol
March 29, 2005
If you’re going to drive fast, at least buckle up.
Viewpoint: School shooting should impel culture of acceptance, diversity
March 29, 2005
Another seven dead: Jeff Weise’s rampage at Red Lake High School has been named the worst school shooting since Columbine. Many school administrators are now starting to look at what went wrong and what steps can be taken to prevent a tragedy like this from happening again.
Need to belong drove Red Lake teen
March 29, 2005
I just visited the Web site that fascinated Jeff Weise, the 16-year-old who shot up his high school last week on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota.
Keeping guns out of the wrong hands
March 29, 2005
It’s still true, as Leo Tolstoy wrote long ago, that every unhappy family is unique in its misery. But in our time, the bridge between private despair and public tragedy, especially for young people, is often the same: stolen guns.
6Sports video: LHS alum wows Big 12 baseball
March 29, 2005
Curtis Ledbetter was a standout player for the Lions, and he brings hitting power to the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Briefly
March 29, 2005
¢ Flamingo owner reports return of flock ¢ Commission reviews Lone Star resolution ¢ About $2,000 donated to Hein family ¢ Hemenway’s mother dies at age 88
Briefly
March 29, 2005
¢ Temporary route changes planned for ‘T’ ¢ Preliminary hearing set for Eudora rape case ¢ KU, Haskell granted support service funding
Briefly
March 29, 2005
¢ School bond supporters to present forum ¢ ‘CSA’ director to speak after free screening ¢ Basehor motorcyclist injured on I-70 ¢ Topekan dies in parachute crash
People
March 29, 2005
¢ Goulet to join ‘La Cage’ ¢ Pryor confessions ¢ Dion unveils perfume
Double Take: Teen should consider alt break plans
March 29, 2005
Wes and Jenny: Three weeks ago we received a question from a 17-year-old girl who had her spring break plans dashed by her parents.
Briefly
March 29, 2005
¢ Sharon wins victory on Gaza pullout ¢ Pope unable to give post-Easter blessing ¢ Prince Rainier remains in ‘worrying’ condition ¢ Bamboo plant die-off threatens wild pandas
Plan ahead
March 29, 2005
The city shouldn’t rush into expanding sidewalk seating areas in downtown Lawrence.
Big Ten proves detractors wrong
March 29, 2005
Excuse the Big Ten if it gloats a bit these days.
Photo: Painting in plaid
March 29, 2005
Daily ticker
March 29, 2005
Ruling threatens PlayStation2 sales for Sony in U.S.
Immersion wins $90.7 million order involving technologies in game consoles, controllers
March 29, 2005
Sony Corp. has been ordered to pay $90.7 million and halt U.S. sales of PlayStation consoles for infringing on the patents of a company that develops and licenses touch-feedback technology to enhance video game realism.
Stocks higher on bargain hunting
March 29, 2005
Wall Street enjoyed a modest rebound Monday after three weeks of losses, advancing as investors felt more optimistic about the economy and indulged in a little bargain hunting. Falling oil prices and a strengthening dollar also spurred buying.
Teen poetry
March 29, 2005
My Way By John Prue
Capitol briefing
March 29, 2005
Future Jayhawks sizzle
March 29, 2005
Kansas University fans would have been in men’s basketball paradise at one sight during Monday morning’s practice session for the McDonald’s All-America Game.
Clemens’ hamstring ‘free, loose’
March 29, 2005
Roger Clemens bounded to the mound for his first start in 10 days, then refused to come out after throwing 94 pitches. His hamstring healed, the Rocket looked ready for the regular season.
Baylor reaches first Final Four
March 29, 2005
The ugly stain on Baylor basketball is fading. The women are taking care of that.
David Schauner contribution list
March 29, 2005
This is the contributions list for City Commissioner David Schauner, who is running for re-election April 5, for the campaign reporting period from Feb. 18 through March 24, 2005.
Mike Amyx’s contribution list
March 29, 2005
This is the contribution list for Mike Amyx, who is running for Lawrence City Commission on April 5, for the campaign reporting period from Feb. 18 through March 24, 2005
Residents asking Lawrence charities for help with fuel costs
March 29, 2005
Lawrence’s poor and working poor aren’t just lining up at the food pantries or seeking rental assistance.
Photo: New and cool at the indoor pool
March 29, 2005
Board seeks tax abatement update
Economic development groups seeks $15,000 to recalculate formula
March 29, 2005
Douglas County taxpayers will be asked to pay $15,000 to update a study that rates the value of granting tax breaks to businesses looking to expand or establish roots in Lawrence.
Can you hear them now?
Despite health concerns and questions of necessity, more parents are getting cell phones for teenagers
March 29, 2005
There were two things 11-year-old Patty Wiegner really, really, really wanted for Christmas. One was a furry, playful dog that’s now filling her parents’ home with the sound of barking. The other gift makes a different kind of noise — it has a ring tone that mimics rapper 50 Cent’s hit song “Candy Shop.”
First Dude’ to cook on show
March 29, 2005
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “The First Dude of Kansas.”
Anti-abortion advocates unhappy with state board’s plan for clinic rules
March 29, 2005
State regulators may adopt new rules for all minor surgeries performed at doctor’s offices and clinics, upsetting abortion opponents who are close to winning similar rules only for abortion clinics.
Briefly
March 29, 2005
¢ Bible-reading jury’s death penalty tossed ¢ Arrests made for tattoo on teen’s forehead ¢ Former diplomats oppose U.N. nominee
LHS, FSHS seek state rep
Lions, Firebirds hoping someone will step up
March 29, 2005
Usually there is at least one representative from Lawrence High or Free State at the boys state tennis tournament every May.