Archive for Monday, May 16, 2005

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For the ages
Clubs getting hip to 18-and-over concerts
May 16, 2005
Marshall Rake knows what it’s like to be one of the only teens in a 21-to-enter bar with big black Xs on his hands, signifying that he won’t be drinking.
Authorities respond to fire in northwest Lawrence
May 16, 2005
(Updated Monday at 5:42 p.m.) Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical and Wakarusa Township fire units were called to the scene near Monterey Way and Peterson Drive at around 4:15 p.m.
KU seeks feedback on new logos
May 16, 2005
(Updated Monday at 2:19 p.m.) Kansas University has released its four finalists for becoming the new official university logo. Each of the logos has the letters “KU” in different typefaces. Each is in the royal blue selected as the official university color, along with crimson.
Warmer weather this afternoon
May 16, 2005
(Updated Monday at 7:33 a.m.)If you had your windows open overnight, you might have been a little uncomfortable this morning — it was a brisk 43 degrees at 7 a.m. today.
Briefly
May 16, 2005
¢ Bush pays tribute to 156 slain officers ¢ Suspect in girl’s slaying tries to dig out of jail ¢ Report links Russians to U.N. program abuse
Generations of Star Wars geeks wanted
May 16, 2005
With the premiere of “Star Wars: Episode III — The Revenge of the Sith,” the finale of the George Lucas saga, set for midnight Wednesday, entertainment editor Jon Niccum wants to know how the Force has brought generations in your household together.
On the record
May 16, 2005
Charges filed against beer-throwing fan
May 16, 2005
The Coliseum fan who threw a cup of beer at Yankees slugger Jason Giambi will face multiple criminal charges, officials said Sunday.
Commentary: Decline of homers tied to drug testing
Still, there could be reasons other than lack of steroid use for reduction in dingers this season
May 16, 2005
Our nation’s baseball scribes are in a fact-finding tizzy. They’ve been joined in the investigation by suspicious, grassy-knoll-theory-loving fans who enjoy a compelling mystery.
Kanaan can count on Indy 500 pole
Andretti Green Racing driver averages 227.566 mph
May 16, 2005
While Danica Patrick and her team agonized over whether to make another qualifying attempt Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tony Kanaan waited nervously.
KU rowing takes 18th at NCAA regional
May 16, 2005
Kansas University’s rowing team placed 18th at the NCAA South/Central regionals Sunday.
Ex-Jayhawk Pugh to add title
Former men’s basketball forward to graduate from CU med school
May 16, 2005
T.J. Pugh will undergo a significant name change within the next two weeks. “I will be ‘Dr.’ Pugh as of May 27. I’m going from blue collar to white coat,” the former Kansas University backup power forward said.
Jayhawks squander chances, fall to MU
May 16, 2005
Kansas University’s baseball team had its chances to win Sunday’s deciding game of a three-game series at rival Missouri.
For the Class of 2005, it’s the end of the beginning
Graduates dealing with mixed emotions
May 16, 2005
With beach balls, Silly String, backflips, whoops, hollers and many words of wisdom, Lawrence students turned their tassels Sunday during graduation ceremonies at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium.
Study shows need to buckle up in pickup trucks
May 16, 2005
People who ride in pickup trucks use seat belts less often than passengers in cars, and the consequences are deadlier: A higher percentage of people killed in pickup truck crashes didn’t buckle up compared to those in passenger cars, the government reported today.
KU tuition increases draw little protest
May 16, 2005
Conrad Ostrand knows he should be mad. Ostrand, a fifth-year senior who graduates Sunday from Kansas University, paid 84 percent more in tuition this semester than he did as a freshman.
Fed chief gives advice to graduates
May 16, 2005
Work hard. Save your money. Prosper. But most important, be honest in your dealings.
Hanging By a Moment
May 16, 2005
Free State High School students celebrated the end of the school year with their annual prom May 7 at Abe & Jake’s Landing in downtown Lawrence. About 430 people marked the special occasion. Most were dressed in tuxedos and ties or gowns and high heels with updos. Some chose more casual wear. The dancing didn’t stop until 1 a.m. Prom colors were black and silver, and the theme was “Hanging By A Moment,” which the newly crowned king and queen, Aaron Trent and Dulce Shultz, danced to.
Cyclists giddy
We’ve gotten a ton of positive feedback’
May 16, 2005
The same cyclists who had fasted all weekend so they could stay fast, feasted Sunday afternoon during the National Collegiate Cycling Championships’ awards ceremony at 75th Street Brewery.
Regents’ duty
May 16, 2005
Student’s view
May 16, 2005
Rays of bipartisan hope
May 16, 2005
Sometimes you find hope in unexpected places. Just when I thought I was going to gag on the rancid partisanship of so much of our politics these days, I found reason for optimism at opposite sides of the country — at the Interior Department in Washington, D.C., and in the Rainier Club here in Seattle.
Fat chance
The once-underfed Chinese are increasingly plagued by a new “disease” imported from America.
May 16, 2005
What goes around comes around, it is often said. T. Colin Campbell of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine offers an interesting analogy along that line regarding American-Chinese convergence.
Down syndrome counseling prompts bill calling for more positive support
May 16, 2005
The first thing Julie Grace heard eight years ago, when her daughter was born, were two ominous syllables from the doctor’s mouth:
Widow left to wonder if suicide could have been avoided
Rose Foster says her husband’s death shows importance of LMH having inpatient mental health care
May 16, 2005
She’ll never know for certain. But the widow of a Lawrence man who committed suicide by jumping off a downtown parking garage last year said she wondered whether an inpatient mental health unit in Lawrence could have saved his life.
Relatives call for better cemetery care
City, state officials hear allegations of poor maintenance at Memorial Park site
May 16, 2005
Angered and frustrated over the operation of a private Lawrence cemetery, relatives of loved ones buried there unloaded their emotions on city and state officials Sunday.
Priest denies communion to supporters of gays
May 16, 2005
A Roman Catholic priest denied communion to more than 100 people Sunday, saying they could not receive the sacrament because they wore rainbow-colored sashes to church to show support for gay Catholics.
Newsweek apologizes for story that sparked deadly protests
Claims that Quran desecrated prove untrue
May 16, 2005
Newsweek magazine has apologized for errors in a story alleging that interrogators at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay desecrated the Quran, saying it would re-examine the accusations, which sparked outrage and deadly protests in Afghanistan.
People
May 16, 2005
¢ Firefighter takes ‘Survivor’ title ¢ Work to be done ¢ Sing along with Sting ¢ Chappelle: I’m not crazy
Astros not happy despite victory
News that Bagwell to sit three months sours 9-0 decision over San Francisco
May 16, 2005
Morgan Ensberg had his best game as a major leaguer on the night the Astros were forced to deal with discouraging news about Jeff Bagwell’s injury.
FSHS, LHS soccer on road for sub-state
May 16, 2005
Both the Free State High and Lawrence High soccer teams will have to play on the road in Class 6A sub-states Tuesday.
KU men take fourth
May 16, 2005
Led by the performance of junior thrower Sheldon Battle, who had two firsts and a second, Kansas University’s men’s track team finished fourth at the Big 12 track and field championships, which concluded Sunday at Kansas State’s track.
Stamp collectors mean big business for post office
May 16, 2005
Like any good businessman, David Failor works hard to understand his customers and make sure he has a product they will want to buy — and maybe save.
Rice urges unity to combat violence
Secretary of State pays surprise visit on day dozens found dead
May 16, 2005
Amid intensifying violence and growing sectarian tensions, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made an unexpected visit to Baghdad on Sunday to urge Iraq’s new government to do more to defuse the insurgency by accommodating the concerns of disgruntled Sunnis.
Everybody Loves Raymond’ exits with high ratings
May 16, 2005
“Everybody Loves Raymond”(8 p.m., CBS) signs off after nine seasons and it goes out on top. “Raymond” has the highest ratings of the dwindling number of network situation comedies. In fact, given the current comedy landscape of “Joey,” “Two and a Half Men” and “According to Jim” one has to wonder if the genre can survive the Barones’ impending exit.
Royals get win against Rays, but Greinke doesn’t (again)
May 16, 2005
If Zack Greinke were throwing chairs and kicking over tables, could anyone blame him?
Analysis: Evolution likely to be key issue in school board races
May 16, 2005
Voters in Kansas should expect to hear plenty about evolution next year.
Lawrence High School graduates
May 16, 2005
Lawrence High School’s Class of 2005
Free State High School graduates
May 16, 2005
Free State’s Class of 2005
Briefly
May 16, 2005
¢ Bill urges resumption of uranium enrichment ¢ Voters overwhelm polling offices ¢ Rulers suggest U.S. had role in bomb attacks ¢ Japan to dismantle more WWII arms
Uzbekistan tensions persist after uprising put down
May 16, 2005
Eight Uzbek soldiers and three Islamic militants died in a clash near the Kyrgyz border Sunday and more than 500 Uzbeks fled to safety across the frontier, witnesses said, in spreading violence that further threatened stability in this Central Asia country, a key American ally and host to an important U.S. military outpost.
Schwarzenegger seeks role as California hero
May 16, 2005
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger agrees with William Shakespeare that “all the world’s a stage.” But he seems to part from the Bard’s next line: “And all the men and women merely players.”
Parenting turns into political litmus test
May 16, 2005
The one reality show that I became addicted to was “Supernanny.” Week after week, episode after episode, the producers featured children who gave new meaning to the word “brat” and parents who made the doormat look like it had a spine.
Horoscopes
May 16, 2005
Salvation Army asks for extension
Lawrence City Commission Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
May 16, 2005
Leaders of the Salvation Army are asking for a one-year extension of their previously approved site plan for their homeless shelter and community center that is planned for west of Haskell Avenue between Lynn and Homewood streets. Salvation Army officials said they need the site plan extension to give the group more time to raise money before construction begins.
Kansas earns softball berth
May 16, 2005
Tracy Bunge was optimistic, but, at the same time, Kansas University’s softball coach admitted she was “a little worried.”
Police wary of recording race stats
Law to prevent discrimination requires officers to note ethnicity
May 16, 2005
License and registration. That has been the standard request to motorists from traffic cops for decades. But soon police in Lawrence and elsewhere in Kansas may be asking for something else.
Yankees’ streak hits eight
New York surging as Johnson wins No. 250
May 16, 2005
Tino Martinez hit two more effortless home runs, while Randy Johnson strained and sweated to get his 250th win. Not to be forgotten, Joe Torre also reached a milestone.
Migraine treatment works with nary a wrinkle
Botox offering relief to headache sufferers
May 16, 2005
Beverly Newman had suffered from migraine headaches since childhood. “I was probably 10 when it started,” says Newman, 56, a rural Douglas County resident and licensed practical nurse who works at Family Medicine Associates in Lawrence.
Cancer drug exceeds hopes
Medication to treat symptoms causes disease to disappear
May 16, 2005
Doctors were just hoping to treat symptoms when they gave people with a deadly blood disorder a drug to reduce the need for transfusions.
Sonics, Pistons, Mavs win, pull even in their series
May 16, 2005
Luke Ridnour skittered everywhere, dribbling around defenders and flipping in jumpers and runners. He showed no fear against Tim Duncan, bumping the big man on his way for layups.
The week ahead
May 16, 2005
Bishop Seabury honorees, scholarship recipients
May 16, 2005
Bishop Seabury Academy’s graduation will be May 27
Area briefs
May 16, 2005
¢ Fort Leavenworth may see modest increase ¢ Volunteer honored for work with seniors ¢ Lawrence residents injured in car accident
Salt Lake prep Deane: KU visit ‘impressive’
May 16, 2005
Daniel Deane, a 6-8, 225-pound senior-to-be from Judge Memorial Catholic High in Salt Lake City, tells rivals.com he had an “excellent” official visit to KU over the weekend.