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Sprint phone service interrupted
May 3, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 3:58 p.m.) Sprint long distance customers in Lawrence and other parts of Kansas lost services for several hours today after a fiber wire was accidedently cut by a contractor.
Ryun, Kline not running for governor
May 3, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 2:18 p.m.) U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun and Atty. Gen. Phill Kline, both Republicans, today said they are not going to run for governor in 2006.
Lawrence sets another frosty low temperature record
May 3, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 9:04 a.m.) If you looked out the window early this morning, it seemed like a nice warm spring day. But if you stepped outside about 7 a.m., you found the cold truth — a record-breaking low temperature of 26 degrees.
Favorable no-call lifts Finley, Dallas
May 3, 2005
With a chance to finally pull ahead in their first-round playoff series, the Dallas Mavericks refused to let anything stop them.
Report tracks 9-11’s emotional impact on children
May 3, 2005
Six months after Sept. 11, more than a quarter of New York City’s public school children had at least one anxiety disorder, with almost 15 percent suffering from agoraphobia — a fear of being in public spaces where escape is difficult.
Despite a few factual flaws, book offers good portrayal of John Brown
May 3, 2005
John Brown, both in life and in legend, holds a particular and persistent sway over American memory and conscience. Nowhere is this more the case than in Kansas. To this day Brown stands as a defiant sentinel in statues of marble and bronze in Kansas City, Kan., and Osawatomie, and he towers apocalyptically above viewers in the dramatic John Steuart Curry mural in the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka.
Best of the rest
May 3, 2005
A look at the six teams fighting for the last four Big 12 Conference baseball tournament spots. The tournament starts May 25 at SBC Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City. Though no teams have clinched, Baylor, Texas, Nebraska and Missouri all have Big 12 records over .500, and likely to lock up berths.
Seabury blanks K.C. Lutheran
May 3, 2005
It didn’t take much, but an early goal was enough for Seabury Academy’s soccer team to hold on and defeat Kansas City Lutheran, 1-0, Monday at the Youth Sports Inc. fields.
On the record
May 3, 2005
Chicago zoo elephant dies during transfer
May 3, 2005
The last of three African elephants brought to Lincoln Park Zoo in 2003 — over the objections of animal activists — died shortly following her transfer to a Utah zoo, officials said.
California bill would ban ‘copy cats’
May 3, 2005
Besides the two kittens they’ve already sold, several more are “in production” at Sausalito, Calif.-based Genetic Savings & Clone, which made national headlines last year as the nation’s only commercial pet-cloning company.
Biographer says terrorist label too harsh for John Brown
May 3, 2005
History hasn’t been kind to John Brown. By most accounts, the militant abolitionist with pre-Civil War ties to Lawrence was either a madman or a terrorist.
Filing reveals few details about political mailing
Bar owner says plumber sought donation to oppose smoking ban, not Schauner
May 3, 2005
Mark Fortney says he wanted to oppose the city’s smoking ban, not to personally attack a member of the Lawrence City Commission.
Natural gas rates climb; electricity may be next
Westar Energy seeks 9 percent increase for Lawrence customers
May 3, 2005
Lawrence residents and large businesses soon will be paying more for their natural gas, part of a new $2.7 million rate settlement approved Monday by state regulators.
Drug panel today at KU
May 3, 2005
Former Kansas University football All-American and NFL standout John Hadl will join noted baseball writer and Boston Red Sox advisor Bill James in a panel discussion on the use of drugs in pro sports.
Jayhawks add receiver
May 3, 2005
Xavier Rambo, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound high school junior football wide receiver from Wilmer-Hutchins High in Dallas, has orally committed to Kansas University.
Chiefs pass on White
May 3, 2005
Former Heisman Trophy winner Jason White wasn’t offered a contract by the Kansas City Chiefs following a three-day rookie camp.
Firebirds savor victory
Free State overpowers Junction City, 4-0
May 3, 2005
Free State High’s girls soccer team was due and so was its opponent. But only one of them could win Monday afternoon, and the Firebirds prevailed in a 4-0 victory over Junction City at FSHS.
Youth movement on tour
K.B. comes to town off first win
May 3, 2005
K.B., as she’s called, still is learning the language, but she definitely won’t be learning the lay of the land at Eagle Bend Golf Course this week.
Jayhawks still have shot at Big 12 baseball tournament
May 3, 2005
If past seasons have proven anything, then the final spots for this season’s Big 12 Conference baseball tournament likely will be decided on the last day of the regular season — and it probably will come down to percentage points.
Twins’ Rincon first big-name violator
Relief pitcher suspended 10 days by MLB for substance use
May 3, 2005
Minnesota Twins pitcher Juan Rincon, who emerged last season as one of baseball’s top setup men, became the highest-profile violator of major league baseball’s new policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Museum’s bugs to get new digs at KU
May 3, 2005
The fuzz and the buzz are moving to a new home at Kansas University.
Evolution defender won’t call witnesses
Attorney warns new science standards could create legal fight
May 3, 2005
In what could become perceived as a modern-day Monkey Trial in Kansas, an attorney who’s supposed to defend evolution in public hearings doesn’t plan to call any witnesses or debate the theory’s merits.
Mays considering run for governor
Reports that Moran won’t seek bid stir activity within Republican Party
May 3, 2005
Republicans eyeing a possible 2006 matchup with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, started jockeying for position Monday.
Funding for ECO2, phones approved
May 3, 2005
Douglas County will spend $12,500 to help ECO2 study open space and industrial development issues, commissioners decided Monday.
GOP chairman settles house dispute
May 3, 2005
A lawsuit filed against Kansas Republican Party Chairman Tim Shallenburger by a high-ranking official in the attorney general’s office has been settled, both sides said Monday.
Florida governor signs tougher sex offender bill in wake of killings
May 3, 2005
Spurred by the killing of a 9-year-old girl, Gov. Jeb Bush on Monday signed a law imposing tougher penalties on child molesters and requiring many of those released from prison to wear satellite tracking devices for the rest of their lives.
Briefly
May 3, 2005
¢ Teens lost at sea lived on jellyfish, seawater ¢ Witness: Shooter wanted to stop voices in his head ¢ Attorney charged with perjury for leaking tape ¢ Customer finds finger in frozen custard
Jilted fiance still plans to marry runaway bride
May 3, 2005
The jilted groom whose bride-to-be ran away four days before their wedding still wants to marry fiancee Jennifer Wilbanks, saying, “Haven’t we all made mistakes?”
Supreme Court to weigh in on military recruiting at colleges
May 3, 2005
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to take up the Pentagon’s claim that it has an equal right to recruit new employees on the nation’s college campuses, despite its policy of discriminating against gays and lesbians.
Lead voices soar in KU’s action-packed ‘Candide’
May 3, 2005
Voltaire’s “Candide” came to life once again in Kansas University’s Crafton-Preyer Theatre in the form of Leonard Bernstein’s 1956 musical. Pirates, Jesuits, singing sheep, slave drivers, randy rulers and a collection of fine voices made the hour and 45 minutes — without intermission — pass quickly and enjoyably.
Moms vie for comedy title
May 3, 2005
Five women compete for the crown of “Funniest Mom in America” (9 p.m., Nick at Nite). Sandra Bernhard plays host to this amateur standup showcase. The winner will receive a cash prize of $50,000 and a chance to develop a television pilot.
Teen poetry
May 3, 2005
Slumping Zaun sparks Blue Jays
Toronto claims 6-2, 12-inning victory to end Orioles’ eight-game win streak
May 3, 2005
The Toronto Blue Jays went 10 innings without a run before an unlikely hero put an end to the Baltimore Orioles’ eight-game winning streak.
Record-setting rally in Cards
Wild seven-run ninth inning sinks Cincinnati, 10-9
May 3, 2005
Jim Edmonds considered bunting, then changed his mind and hit a three-run homer. John Mabry just tried to put the ball in play, but put it over the center-field wall for the go-ahead runs.
Lawrence students place at contest
May 3, 2005
Kansas University sponsored the Math Awareness Month Math Competition last month. Students in grades five through 12 came to Snow Hall to complete five math problems in three different age levels: grades five and six, grades seven through nine, and grades 10 through 12. These papers were graded and closely analyzed by KU professors so that awards could be given to the top students.
Show to feature Derby delights
May 3, 2005
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Derby Delights: Celebrate the 131st Kentucky Derby with Rozi Stone.”
Dancer known for creating electric rhythms
May 3, 2005
“What’s that? What is that?” A young man mouths the words to his friends as he presses his knuckles to his goatee, shaking his head in disbelief at what he sees happening on stage.
In the halls
May 3, 2005
What is in style this spring?
Midwest confidence hits 2-year low
Rising oil prices, rates create concerns
May 3, 2005
The region’s business managers are concerned about their profits because of rising oil prices and interest rates, according to a monthly survey released Monday.
Iraqi insurgents seek chaos
May 3, 2005
Last week, Iraqi insurgents bombed the Al Riadhy ice cream parlor in Baghdad, bringing to mind a movie that was much on the minds of some U.S. military leaders on the eve of the war with Iraq. The 1965 Italian movie “The Battle of Algiers” depicted France’s military struggle in the second half of the 1950s to subdue the Algerian uprising against French governance of that country. One particularly horrifying scene showed the placing and then the explosion of three terrorist bombs in crowded businesses, one of them a shop where, in a riveting cinematic moment, a small child was enjoying an ice cream cone.
State of decline
May 3, 2005
Clinic veto
May 3, 2005
Sign of weakness
May 3, 2005
Dobson tirades
May 3, 2005
U.S. military searching for two missing jets
May 3, 2005
Two U.S. Marine jets from the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier were reported missing while flying in support of operations in Iraq, the U.S. military said Tuesday.
Lynndie England pleads guilty to abuse
May 3, 2005
Pfc. Lynndie England, the young woman pictured grinning and giving a thumbs-up in some of the most notorious photos to come out of the Abu Ghraib scandal, pleaded guilty Monday to mistreating prisoners, saying she let her comrades talk her into going along with the abuse.
Annan urges nuclear concessions on all sides
Secretary-General asks U.S., Russia to slash arsenals, non-weapons states to give up potential bomb technology
May 3, 2005
Secretary-General Kofi Annan challenged the United States and Russia on Monday to slash their nuclear arsenals irreversibly to just hundreds of warheads, and urged nonweapons states like Iran to give up potential bomb technology in return for guarantees of nuclear fuel.
Warlord’s arms cache explodes, killing 26
May 3, 2005
A warlord’s secret arms cache exploded in a remote Afghan village Monday, flattening nearby houses and a mosque and killing at least 26 people in what appeared to be the deadliest accident of its kind since the ouster of the Taliban regime.
Daily ticker
May 3, 2005
Good follow-up
May 3, 2005
Officials at both the University of Missouri and Kansas University have a responsibility to monitor situations in which the hot rivalry between the two schools may be getting out of hand.
6Sports video: LHS divers are a sister act
May 3, 2005
Lawrence High will send two divers to State this season; Mallory and Merideth West.
Dixon, Washington stifle Chicago
Wizards strike early to ‘ambush’ Bulls, even series
May 3, 2005
Juan Dixon was so upset with his performance after Game 3 that he approached his coach in the parking garage and appealed for a vote of confidence.
Health service agencies team up this week to assist uninsured
May 3, 2005
It’s a story Nikki King hears about on a daily basis.
Double Take: Teens must test waters, set limits to ensure healthy relationships
May 3, 2005
Dear Dr. Wes and Jenny: How come I always date the wrong guy? — 15-year-old girl
Briefly
May 3, 2005
¢ Attorney tries to block ‘graphic’ testimony ¢ Charges possible for dog’s death in trap ¢ Police investigating photos taken of youth ¢ 58 speeding tickets issued in traffic patrol
Legislators kept on sidelines for school finance case
May 3, 2005
Legislators won’t get a speaking part in the school finance drama unfolding this month before the Kansas Supreme Court.
Don’t single out DeLay travel
May 3, 2005
“I’m a travelin’, I’ve made a lot of stops, all over the world.” — Ricky Nelson
People
May 3, 2005
¢ Guns fired up Jolie, Pitt ¢ Hollywood couple furthers fairytale relationship ¢ Husband and wife to host 2005 BET Awards show ¢ Beckhams take birthday trip
Around the world
May 3, 2005
¢ President urges China not to talk to his rival ¢ Panel: Emergency brake contributed to derailment ¢ Bunker nurse describes weak, shaking Hitler
Datebook
May 3, 2005
Jayhawks sign four
May 3, 2005
Four swimmers have signed letters of intent to attend Kansas University this fall.
Spring fashion takes a step forward
Girls getting ready to dress up again
May 3, 2005
Spring is in the air, so put the spring back in your step with these lighthearted fashion trends. Each is easy, cute and can fit all body types. The most important factor is comfort, and the look is designed to make a person comfortable while still allowing them to bring out their inner diva or rock star. From the bottom to the top, fashion does not have to be intimidating.
Experts warn twentysomethings need to save more
Young adults’ debt continues to climb
May 3, 2005
At 24, Jeffrey Berman is in better financial shape than many of his peers.
Loopy turns
May 3, 2005
Gay intolerance recalls 1930s Germany
May 3, 2005
Gay Holocaust?
Horoscopes
May 3, 2005
Duhon could miss Wednesday’s game
May 3, 2005
No Luol Deng, no Eddy Curry and now, possibly, no Chris Duhon.
Production renter assists news program
May 3, 2005
A truck and generator with a company specializing in equipment needed for television and audio productions could be seen Monday in downtown Lawrence.
Woodling: Lawrence lucky to have Eagle Bend
May 3, 2005
I don’t have to tell you these are not days of wine and roses for folks in the golf course business.
OU coach forgot: Words speak loudly
May 3, 2005
Larry Cochell is 65 and should have known better. He grew up in Lebanon, Ore., not some Southern backwater. He was a teenager when the Supreme Court ruled against Topeka’s Board of Education; a graduate student when Selma police turned fire hoses on civil rights marchers; a caring, respected head coach when ESPN broadcasters asked about one of his Oklahoma baseball players, who happened to be black.
Close ‘raises bar’ at FX
Academy Award winner plays captain on ‘The Shield’
May 3, 2005
To filmgoers, she’s known as the woman who scared the pants back on Michael Douglas in 1987’s “Fatal Attraction.” Now it’s the drug dealers of urban L.A. on “The Shield” who are worried.
Spring fashion: For guys, denim will do
May 3, 2005
The key for a guy to look great is to look like he is not trying too hard to obtain a “look.” The most important thing to have is a pair of great-fitting jeans. Find one in a classic blue with a slight worn-in fade to them. Also, find a pair of cargo khaki pants that look great. There are only a few things any stylish guy needs to look good.
Italy: Stress, inexperience led to agent’s death
May 3, 2005
Italian investigators have concluded that stress, inexperience and fatigue among U.S. soldiers played a role in the shooting death of an Italian agent in Baghdad, according to a report released Monday.
Car bombings continue as Iraqi leaders struggle to finalize Cabinet
May 3, 2005
Iraq’s incoming prime minister struggled to find a Sunni Arab to run the key Defense Ministry in time to join Iraq’s first democratically elected government when it takes office today. A torrent of bloodshed — at least 140 killed in five days — followed the approval of a Cabinet that mostly shut out members of the disaffected Sunni minority.
Lawrence Police chase suspects to K.C.
May 3, 2005
Three juveniles suspected in a Lawrence crime spree were arrested Monday afternoon after they led police on a high-speed chase along the Kansas Turnpike.
Downtown businesses on the move
Game, ticket shops among those relocating
May 3, 2005
Kyle Billings’ store already has enough room for his whoopee cushions, monster makeup and a full-sized Chewbacca costume.
Briefcase
May 3, 2005
¢ Freezing temperatures damage some wheat ¢ Qwest no longer interested in MCI ¢ March construction spending hits record ¢ Yellow Roadway adds cash to USF deal
Police: Jeweler’s death a homicide
May 3, 2005
A longtime Lecompton resident and jeweler found dead Friday night at his home was killed, police said Monday.