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Rumsfeld denies torture to be used to interrogate Al-Qaida leader
April 3, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 2:03 a.m.) Calling news reports “wrong and irresponsible,” Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld denied Wednesday that officials are considering torture as a way to get information out of captured al-Qaida leader Abu Zubaydah.
White House willing to resume talks with North Korea
April 3, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 1:49 p.m.) The White House reaffirmed on Wednesday its willingness to reopen a dialogue with North Korea as Pyongyang accused the United States of engaging in “groundless slanders” against the communist regime.
Three arrested in Jefferson County murder
April 3, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 5:03 p.m.) Three people were arrested Tuesday evening in connection with the murder of Clarence Rinke, who was found shot to death in his rural Jefferson County home in 1999.
North Korea wants to resume dialogue with U.S.
April 3, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 8:46 a.m.) North Korea said Wednesday that it will resume dialogue with the United States, warning that it will call off any future talks if the Washington “slanders” the isolated communist country again.
Congressman calls for compensation to Afghan victims
April 3, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 7:46 a.m.) The U.S. government should “do what’s right” and consider compensating Afghans who lost family members in misdirected American bombings in the war that toppled the Taliban, the head of a U.S. congressional delegation said Wednesday.
Israeli troops move into Nablus
April 3, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 3:32 p.m.) Israeli tanks rolled into Nablus on Wednesday and battled Palestinian gunmen at street barricades, taking Israel’s offensive into the West Bank’s largest city. In Bethlehem, troops encircled scores of Palestinians inside one of Christianity’s holiest shrines the Church of the Nativity.
ORU rips Jayhawks
April 3, 2002
Oral Roberts’ Rene Recio allowed just one hit and struck out 13 as the Golden Eagles hammered Kansas University, 8-0, on Tuesday at Johnson Stadium.
World Briefs
April 3, 2002
Afghanistan: Pakistan leader pledges support for government Chicago: Farrakhan hopes to aid peace process
World Briefs
April 3, 2002
 Afghanistan: Pakistan leader pledges support for government  Chicago: Farrakhan hopes to aid peace process
Walter H. Randall
April 3, 2002
Ottawa  Services for Walter H. Randall, 67, Ottawa, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Ottawa. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mr. Randall died Monday, April 1, 2002, at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe.
People
April 3, 2002
 Colorado honors a favorite son  Barker jumps generation gap  Repeat performances  ‘Baywatch’ reunion resuscitated
Peace plan
April 3, 2002
On the record
April 3, 2002
On the record
April 3, 2002
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
Old home town - 15, 40, and 100 years ago today
April 3, 2002
Old home town - 15, 40, and 100 years ago today
April 3, 2002
IN 1977 A motion to move the murder trial of James Gardner, 18, out of Douglas County was filed in district court. Gardner’s attorney, James Rumsey, said he believed pre-trial prejudice was sufficient to prevent a fair trial. Gardner and his brother, Joseph, were charged in the Feb. 6 slaying of Margaret M. Maxey, 46. Both was in custody without bond.
NBA Briefs
April 3, 2002
Hornets’ request for move delayed Raptors’ Murray done for season Eschmeyer activated by Mavericks Magic sign guard
NBA Briefs
April 3, 2002
 Hornets’ request for move delayed  Raptors’ Murray done for season  Eschmeyer activated by Mavericks  Magic sign guard
Nation Briefs
April 3, 2002
Los Angeles: Bus drivers’ strike affects 18,000 students Philadelphia: Air conditioner leak damages City Hall Maine: Imposing state prison demolished for park Los Angeles: Rape, murder evidence presumed destroyed
Herman Cohen
April 3, 2002
Hadera, Israel  Services for Herman Cohen, 88, were Friday in Hadera, Israel. Mr. Cohen died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, in Hadera, Israel.
Give a little?
April 3, 2002
Journal-World Editorial The governor is standing on politics, not principle, when it comes to congressional redistricting. “We all have to give a little to get a little in this process,” Gov. Bill Graves said as he explained why he wouldn’t veto a congressional redistricting map just because it splits Lawrence.
Daily ticker
April 3, 2002
Daily ticker
April 3, 2002
Dow Industrials Â48.99, 10,313.71
Assistant city manager keeps busy overseeing city improvements
April 3, 2002
By Joel Mathis Debbie Van Saun’s job touches everything from the sewer pipes that run beneath your feet to the airplanes that fly over your head. Van Saun has been one of Lawrence’s two assistant city managers since 2000. The past year proved especially busy for her.
Husband-wife banking duo are Kansans in truest sense
April 3, 2002
By Dave Ranney Ross Beach has done all right for himself, managing successful careers in aviation, oil and gas, ranching, broadcasting and banking. He and his wife, Marianna, could live well anywhere in the world. But they prefer Kansas, dividing their time between an apartment in Hays and a modest home in Lawrence.
GIS technology keys trend analysis
April 3, 2002
By Joel Mathis When the city began in February to register the landlords of rental homes in single-family areas, officials made a printout of the more than 1,000 homes that had received a license. And when officials wanted to figure out what that information meant, they turned to the city’s Geographical Information Systems department.
New location pumps up sales at the Merc
April 3, 2002
By Jim Baker Alan Bowes has been shopping at Community Mercantile Co-op for 20 years, coming in about three times per week. He’s pleased that the natural-foods grocery moved in May 2001 from its old location at 901 Miss. to a new home at 901 Iowa in the Hillcrest Shopping Center.
Cork & Barrel’s owner comes home
Move to Mississippi Street location proves successful for liquor store
April 3, 2002
By Jim Baker Before he even opened a new Cork & Barrel Wine and Spirits store last September at 901 Miss., Dan Blomgren already had plenty of experience selling liquor in the Old West Lawrence neighborhood.
School board faces tough choices
Bond issue, consolidation under consideration
April 3, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board will make plenty of people unhappy this year. An unprecedented state budget crunch and the district’s consultant-prepared facilities study, both of which could precipitate controversial elementary school closings, will make it impossible for the seven-member board to avoid conflict.
Businesses rooting for winning season
A scoring KU football team could translate into revenue for the city
April 3, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn If Mark Mangino is successful in his quest to turn around the Kansas University football program, the success would be a hit for more than Jayhawks fans. It would be a big boost for businesses in Lawrence, too. Just ask folks 90 miles to the west.
Tastes of Europe entice customers to gourmet grocery
April 3, 2002
By Jim Baker Lora Duguid was studying in France in the early 1990s when she came up with an idea for a business she could run. “I saw an American food store in Aix-en-Provence. I was excited to see Oreos and peanut butter and Dr Pepper. It was a brilliant idea, and I decided to do the opposite (in America),” said Duguid, 28.
New restaurant ‘wings’ into downtown
April 3, 2002
By Jim Baker College students love spicy Buffalo wings. That’s the basic strategy behind a new restaurant in Lawrence Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, 1012 Mass.
Lawrence’s west side brimming with new eating establishments
April 3, 2002
By Jim Baker In recent years, there’s been a distinct westward tilt in the development of new restaurants in Lawrence. The corridor running south from the corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive has been transformed into one of the city’s major dining districts.
Thrift shop thrives in new location
April 3, 2002
By Mindie Paget For decades, Lawrence’s thrift shops have peddled used goods from inconspicuous buildings throughout town. But in September, Goodwill Industries opened a new store in one of the city’s major shopping arteries, just off South Iowa Street.
Home-owned coffee shops adapt as Starbucks settles in
April 3, 2002
By Jim Baker When La Prima Tazza opened its doors in 1990, it had the Lawrence coffeehouse market to itself. The business at 638 Mass. was the only place serving up specialty coffee drinks in town.
Gallery sales vary
Customers rally behind Phoenix
April 3, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Selling art in an economic downturn is tough business, even in a town that many once called a “City of the Arts.” The past year has been a mixed bag for Lawrence galleries and shops that feature handcrafted items.
Douglas County agencies offer assistance to victims of house fires
April 3, 2002
By Mike Belt When a fire heavily damages or destroys a home, there is plenty of initial assistance available for the victims. That assistance comes from both Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical and the Douglas County Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Crime rate is kept in check despite city’s growth pace
April 3, 2002
By Mike Belt Lawrence and Douglas County are growing but the crime rate isn’t. A look at statistics for the past two years in five major crime categories common to Lawrence shows that crime went up in 2001 only in two of those categories rape and felony theft.
SM West sweeps Free State softball
Viking pitchers tough on Firebirds
April 3, 2002
By Levi Chronister Free State High’s softball team fell victim to dominant pitching in Tuesday’s season-opening doubleheader against Shawnee Mission West at FSHS. In the first game, Melissa Stevens allowed just one walk and struck out 16 in a 7-0 no-hit victory, and Jennifer Steffens surrendered just a single while winning the second game, 3-0.
Golden Flashes turn to bench
Kent State taps assistant for head coaching position
April 3, 2002
Kent State decided it was time to put an end to all the surprises. Less than two weeks after its improbable March tournament run concluded and just four days after coach Stan Heath left unexpectedly, Kent State found his replacement sitting right on its bench.
Senate remap plan passes without veto
April 3, 2002
A bipartisan Senate coalition held together Tuesday and attracted enough extra votes for a redistricting bill to persuade Gov. Bill Graves to withdraw a veto threat. The bill redrawing the Senate’s 40 districts passed 29-11 and went to the House, where debate is planned early next week.
Abortion foes’ bills advance in House
April 3, 2002
Four bills pushed by abortion opponents received tentative House approval Tuesday, including measures imposing new regulations on clinics and tightening a parental notification law.
High School Track: Lions shine in dual against Leavenworth
April 3, 2002
By Levi Chronister They’re the long and the short of it. Juniors Dylan McClain, a distance runner, and Chris Fulton, a sprinter, led the Lawrence High track team to 120-30 victory in a home dual against Leavenworth High on Tuesday at LHS.
Spring cleaning includes kitchen
April 3, 2002
When sunshine beckons you outside, remember there’s still some reason to give a little time to spring cleaning the kitchen. If the kitchen is clean and organized it will be that much easier to cook up a tasty dish.
City to seek federal aid for ice-storm expenses
April 3, 2002
The city is asking the federal government for $132,000 reimbursement for costs associated with the January ice storm. Douglas County was part of the northeast Kansas federal disaster area declared after the Jan. 30 storm, which knocked down tree limbs and power lines and left thousands of Lawrence residents without power some for several days.
Tips help make grocery shopping, dining easier
April 3, 2002
Do you fear the supermarket? Dread the dinner question? Whether you cook for one or 10, these tips can help make cooking less work and more fun.
Herman Cohen
April 3, 2002
Walter H. Randall
April 3, 2002
Piper school board upholds plagiarism decision
April 3, 2002
The Piper school board on Tuesday publicly reaffirmed its controversial decision to make a science teacher change the grades of students she had failed for plagiarizing a class project.
Stunning solos
Meals for one can be simple and delicious
April 3, 2002
Ingredients: a telephone book and a phone. Forty-five minutes later, a knock at the door means dinner is served. Serving up a delightful meal for one shouldn’t require pressing the telephone redial button to a favorite restaurant. “It’s hard, but you have to adapt,” said single chef Barry Reid of Knoxville, Tenn. “In a sense, you have to learn to cook all over again,” he said, especially in regard to those who have suddenly become a family of one through divorce, death or the empty-nest syndrome.
Pilot program will offer dental care to poor children
April 3, 2002
By Joel Mathis Young children from low-income families in Douglas County should find it easier to get dental care, thanks to a new three-year pilot program aimed at children on Medicaid. Douglas County is one of three Kansas counties Sedgwick and Saline are the others to get a $75,000 public-private grant to start the Access to Baby and Child Dentistry Program.
Stocks decline on weak company outlooks
April 3, 2002
Weaker outlooks for IBM, Bristol-Myers and Best Buy raised Wall Street’s skepticism about a business recovery Tuesday and sent stock prices falling. The beleaguered technology sector endured the sharpest decline, with the Nasdaq composite index sliding 3.1 percent to its lowest close in a month.
Longtime Perry bank to be sold
First State Bank plans to add eighth location
April 3, 2002
By Caroline Trowbridge First State Bank and Trust of Tonganoxie plans to acquire the family-owned Bank of Perry. The purchase, which must receive regulatory approval, will bring the number of First State Bank locations to eight.
Rural housing slows, still creates concern
April 3, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The amount of Douglas County countryside taken up by homes decreased slightly in 2001, but opinions remain split over whether the amount of rural development in the county is healthy.
Book about children’s sexuality creates uproar
April 3, 2002
A month before its publication, a provocative book about children’s sexuality is being denounced by conservatives as evil and prompting angry calls for action against the University of Minnesota Press.
People
April 3, 2002
Colorado honors a favorite son Barker jumps generation gap Repeat performances ‘Baywatch’ reunion resuscitated
Northern Afghans have TV for first time since Taliban
April 3, 2002
Blurry picture, broken sound and all, local television is back on the air in northern Afghanistan’s largest city for the first time since the fall of the Taliban nearly five months ago.
Dick Clark wants to be a ‘Millionaire’ … April Fool!
April 3, 2002
This year’s April Fool’s Day victim in Hollywood appears to be Dick Clark, the energetic septuagenarian producer/personality who has been the host of myriad popular television shows, including the long-running “American Bandstand,” “The $10,000 Pyramid,” NBC’s “The Other Half” and “Rockin’ New Year’s Eve” specials.
District begins notifying teachers of layoffs
April 3, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Budget cuts have begun to hit home for some Lawrence public school teachers. In the next week, officials will notify the equivalent of 20 to 30 full-time, nontenured teachers that their contracts won’t be renewed for the 2002-‘03 school year.
Former Beatle gets back
McCartney opens U.S. tour with concert steeped in Fab Four tunes
April 3, 2002
Paul McCartney has nothing left to prove. He’s a Beatle. He’s a knight. He’s an honorary American. He’s been everywhere, done everything.
Kansas Union renovations on target
April 3, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Pat Beard hopes all Kansas University students benefit from the Kansas Union renovations set for completion by the end of this year. “That’s the intent when we do something like this to get the most bang for our buck,” he said.
KU First campaign takes hit after Sept. 11
Success of fund-raising effort will help define university’s future goals
April 3, 2002
By Dave Ranney Kansas University Endowment Association officially unveiled “KU First: Investing in Excellence,” its campaign to raise $500 million, on Sept. 7, 2001. Four days later, the world was a different place.
Integrating technology into classrooms carries million-dollar price tag
April 3, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Identical sets of new Dell wireless computers light up desks at Deerfield and East Heights schools. Thirty laptop units are part of the Lawrence public school district’s $60,000 experiment with nontraditional academic computing systems.
Musical magic
April 3, 2002
6News video report: 5,000 fans brave cold temperatures to give a warm welcome
April 3, 2002
Tina Terry reports on the Welcome Back party for the Jayhawks on Tuesday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
6News video report: Hawks get parade for Final Four appearance
April 3, 2002
Alison Mann reports on a parade set for Monday, April 8, celebrating the Jayhawks’ Final Four appearance.
Meals for one can be simple and delicious
April 3, 2002
Ingredients: a telephone book and a phone. Forty-five minutes later, a knock at the door means dinner is served. Serving up a delightful meal for one shouldn’t require pressing the telephone redial button to a favorite restaurant. “It’s hard, but you have to adapt,” said single chef Barry Reid of Knoxville, Tenn. “In a sense, you have to learn to cook all over again,” he said, especially in regard to those who have suddenly become a family of one through divorce, death or the empty-nest syndrome.
s west side brimming with new eating establishments
April 3, 2002
By Jim Baker In recent years, there’s been a distinct westward tilt in the development of new restaurants in Lawrence. The corridor running south from the corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive has been transformed into one of the city’s major dining districts.
Bond issue, consolidation under consideration
April 3, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board will make plenty of people unhappy this year. An unprecedented state budget crunch and the district’s consultant-prepared facilities study, both of which could precipitate controversial elementary school closings, will make it impossible for the seven-member board to avoid conflict.
Integrating technology into classrooms carries million-dollar price tag
April 3, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Identical sets of new Dell wireless computers light up desks at Deerfield and East Heights schools. Thirty laptop units are part of the Lawrence public school district’s $60,000 experiment with nontraditional academic computing systems.
A scoring KU football team could translate into revenue for the city
April 3, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn If Mark Mangino is successful in his quest to turn around the Kansas University football program, the success would be a hit for more than Jayhawks fans. It would be a big boost for businesses in Lawrence, too. Just ask folks 90 miles to the west.
Haskell facing budget challenges, seeking money for museum
April 3, 2002
By Dave Ranney For Haskell Indian Nations University, the past year has been a mix of accomplishment and frustration. Bad news, first: Budget shortfalls forced the university to cancel summer school.
Easy salad adds a fresh touch
April 3, 2002
Spring is a time to make the most of the changing season, to try a new trick or two. Fresh asparagus is becoming more available, but little fresh fruit is being harvested yet. Combining what may be at hand can easily produce a gratifying addition to a meal.
White House willing to resume talks with North Korea
April 3, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 1:49 p.m.) The White House reaffirmed on Wednesday its willingness to reopen a dialogue with North Korea as Pyongyang accused the United States of engaging in “groundless slanders” against the communist regime.
Rumsfeld denies torture to be used to interrogate Al-Qaida leader
April 3, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 2:03 a.m.) Calling news reports “wrong and irresponsible,” Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld denied Wednesday that officials are considering torture as a way to get information out of captured al-Qaida leader Abu Zubaydah.
6Sports video report: Williams not impressed by defense, but by players
April 3, 2002
James Sido reports on KU basketball coach Roy Williams’ feelings on this year’s Jayhawks basketball team.
welcomes spring with taste
April 3, 2002
This week on “Jayni’s Kitchen,” the West Side Deli & Market presents “An Elegant Spring Party Menu.” Host Jayni Carey, right, and Michael Levy, chef and owner of the deli, will prepare four dishes, including the recipe below.
Olathe South stuffs Lions
April 3, 2002
Olathe South bashed 24 hits and rolled to a Sunflower League softball sweep of Lawrence High on Tuesday at frigid Olathe District Activities Center. The Falcons (2-0) won, 9-3 and 12-2.
Viking pitchers tough on Firebirds
April 3, 2002
By Levi Chronister Free State High’s softball team fell victim to dominant pitching in Tuesday’s season-opening doubleheader against Shawnee Mission West at FSHS. In the first game, Melissa Stevens allowed just one walk and struck out 16 in a 7-0 no-hit victory, and Jennifer Steffens surrendered just a single while winning the second game, 3-0.
High School Track: Lions shine in dual against Leavenworth
April 3, 2002
By Levi Chronister They’re the long and the short of it. Juniors Dylan McClain, a distance runner, and Chris Fulton, a sprinter, led the Lawrence High track team to 120-30 victory in a home dual against Leavenworth High on Tuesday at LHS.
Terps savor title, look to future
April 3, 2002
Wearing a net from Maryland’s first-ever NCAA title around his neck, Juan Dixon had a hard time containing himself as he spoke to 5,000 cheering fans. “You guys are going to make me be all emotional,” the Final Four MVP told the crowd said before returning to his seat and burying his face in his hands.
bills advance in House
April 3, 2002
Four bills pushed by abortion opponents received tentative House approval Tuesday, including measures imposing new regulations on clinics and tightening a parental notification law.
Kent State taps assistant for head coaching position
April 3, 2002
Kent State decided it was time to put an end to all the surprises. Less than two weeks after its improbable March tournament run concluded and just four days after coach Stan Heath left unexpectedly, Kent State found his replacement sitting right on its bench.
Hoosiers receive warm welcome
April 3, 2002
The Indiana Hoosiers, looking glum and weary, returned from their surprising Final Four run on Tuesday to hear a simple message from their fans: Thanks. Once inside Assembly Hall, the team returned the message.
Douglas County agencies offer assistance to victims of house fires
April 3, 2002
By Mike Belt When a fire heavily damages or destroys a home, there is plenty of initial assistance available for the victims. That assistance comes from both Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical and the Douglas County Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Import beef gains hold in U.S. fast food market
April 3, 2002
The all-American hamburger isn’t all American anymore. McDonald’s is joining Burger King, Wendy’s and other fast-food chains in importing beef from Australia and New Zealand because there’s a shortage of U.S. beef that’s lean enough or cheap enough for its burgers.
Rural housing slows, still creates concern
April 3, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The amount of Douglas County countryside taken up by homes decreased slightly in 2001, but opinions remain split over whether the amount of rural development in the county is healthy.
First State Bank plans to add eighth location
April 3, 2002
By Caroline Trowbridge First State Bank and Trust of Tonganoxie plans to acquire the family-owned Bank of Perry. The purchase, which must receive regulatory approval, will bring the number of First State Bank locations to eight.
Stocks decline on weak company outlooks
April 3, 2002
Weaker outlooks for IBM, Bristol-Myers and Best Buy raised Wall Street’s skepticism about a business recovery Tuesday and sent stock prices falling. The beleaguered technology sector endured the sharpest decline, with the Nasdaq composite index sliding 3.1 percent to its lowest close in a month.
Israel claims proof of Arafat-terror link
April 3, 2002
Israeli officials sought to discredit Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Tuesday by releasing a document they say links him directly to terrorism, while Prime Minister Ariel Sharon offered him a “one-way ticket” to exile.
District begins notifying teachers of layoffs
April 3, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Budget cuts have begun to hit home for some Lawrence public school teachers. In the next week, officials will notify the equivalent of 20 to 30 full-time, nontenured teachers that their contracts won’t be renewed for the 2002-‘03 school year.
Westar Energy work within easement upsets neighbors
April 3, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess A Lawrence nature preserve that is home to deer, beavers and coyote got a little smaller last week. Workers from Westar Energy cut down trees below transmission lines that went through the McGrew Nature Preserve, east of 15th Street and Wakarusa Drive.
Pilot program will offer dental care to poor children
April 3, 2002
By Joel Mathis Young children from low-income families in Douglas County should find it easier to get dental care, thanks to a new three-year pilot program aimed at children on Medicaid. Douglas County is one of three Kansas counties  Sedgwick and Saline are the others  to get a $75,000 public-private grant to start the Access to Baby and Child Dentistry Program.
But poverty plays role in survival rates
April 3, 2002
Poor women are less likely to be diagnosed and treated for breast cancer, and more likely to die from it, according to a study that searched for reasons why fewer black women survive the disease than whites.
Spring cleaning includes kitchen
April 3, 2002
When sunshine beckons you outside, remember there’s still some reason to give a little time to spring cleaning the kitchen. If the kitchen is clean and organized it will be that much easier to cook up a tasty dish.
Piper school board upholds plagiarism decision
April 3, 2002
The Piper school board on Tuesday publicly reaffirmed its controversial decision to make a science teacher change the grades of students she had failed for plagiarizing a class project.
Survey: Americans fed up with increasing rudeness
April 3, 2002
People say you’re rude. You walk around bleating into that cell phone as if you’re the only person for blocks. You curse like Madonna on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” your children think the world is their personal playground, and you drive like a maniac.
City to seek federal aid for ice-storm expenses
April 3, 2002
The city is asking the federal government for $132,000 reimbursement for costs associated with the January ice storm. Douglas County was part of the northeast Kansas federal disaster area declared after the Jan. 30 storm, which knocked down tree limbs and power lines and left thousands of Lawrence residents without power  some for several days.
Senate remap plan passes without veto
April 3, 2002
A bipartisan Senate coalition held together Tuesday and attracted enough extra votes for a redistricting bill to persuade Gov. Bill Graves to withdraw a veto threat. The bill redrawing the Senate’s 40 districts passed 29-11 and went to the House, where debate is planned early next week.
Customers rally behind Phoenix
April 3, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Selling art in an economic downturn is tough business, even in a town that many once called a “City of the Arts.” The past year has been a mixed bag for Lawrence galleries and shops that feature handcrafted items.
Home-owned coffee shops adapt as Starbucks settles in
April 3, 2002
By Jim Baker When La Prima Tazza opened its doors in 1990, it had the Lawrence coffeehouse market to itself. The business at 638 Mass. was the only place serving up specialty coffee drinks in town.
Thrift shop thrives in new location
April 3, 2002
By Mindie Paget For decades, Lawrence’s thrift shops have peddled used goods from inconspicuous buildings throughout town. But in September, Goodwill Industries opened a new store in one of the city’s major shopping arteries, just off South Iowa Street.
5,000 turn out for post-Final Four homecoming
April 3, 2002
By Mindie Paget No hang-dog expressions. No could-haves, should-haves or would-haves. The moment Kansas University basketball fans Tuesday afternoon saw the bus bearing their beloved Jayhawks pull into the south end of Memorial Stadium, they shrieked their overwhelming approval of the team’s 33-4 season that ended just shy of a national championship.
s start
April 3, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger Sunday afternoon turned out to be the occasion for an annual ritual at our house, namely the burning of the asparagus field. This is an acre or so of land into which we planted several thousand asparagus crowns eight years ago.
6Sports video report: Jayhawks get warm welcome back
April 3, 2002
James Sido reports on the Welcome Back party held for the Jayhawks on Tuesday afternoon in Memorial Stadium.
Proud of team
April 3, 2002
To the editor: Recent news items of note:
Policy question
April 3, 2002
To the editor: Following continued coverage of the situation in Israel, it occurs to me that to any outsider, Arab or non-Western, eyes the response of the West to differing aggressors is peculiar at least, confusing certainly, and hypocritical at worst.
Horoscopes
April 3, 2002
For Wednesday, April 3, 2002, those with birthdays today: You get what you want in the most unanticipated manner. You find that your natural-born talents help you make money, allowing you a second career opportunity. Speak your mind, especially in meetings or while networking. If you are single, the second part of your birthday year provides unusual happiness and intimacy. You meet someone who’ll become quite significant in your life. If you are attached, fall and winter provide many opportunities to become closer. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
6Sports video report: Gooden to make decision in a few weeks
April 3, 2002
James Sido reports on the highly anticipated decision by KU Junior Drew Gooden on whether or not to leave KU for the pros.
6Sports video report: Williams not impressed by defense, but by players
April 3, 2002
James Sido reports on KU basketball coach Roy Williams’ feelings on this year’s Jayhawks basketball team.
6Sports video report: Jayhawks get warm welcome back
April 3, 2002
James Sido reports on the Welcome Back party held for the Jayhawks on Tuesday afternoon in Memorial Stadium.
6Sports video report: 2002-03 NCAA men’s basketball projections already out
April 3, 2002
James Sido reports on the projected rankings for the 2002-2003 men’s basketball teams.
Tastes of Europe entice customers to gourmet grocery
April 3, 2002
By Jim Baker Lora Duguid was studying in France in the early 1990s when she came up with an idea for a business she could run. “I saw an American food store in Aix-en-Provence. I was excited to see Oreos and peanut butter and Dr Pepper. It was a brilliant idea, and I decided to do the opposite (in America),” said Duguid, 28.
New fire station nears completion
April 3, 2002
By Mike Belt Seven years ago Lawrence city officials prepared a plan to increase fire protection. The first phase of that plan should be finished sometime this month. That’s when Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical units will move into a new 8,000-square-foot Station No. 2 at 2128 Harper St. in eastern Lawrence.
Sound off
April 3, 2002
I was wondering how much money Kansas receives from lottery winnings? The Kansas Lottery is projected to sell about $200 million in lottery tickets during the current fiscal year that ends June 30.
Progress: Coffee still getting big business
April 3, 2002
Journal-World reporter Jim Baker reports on the booming coffee business in Lawrence.
6News video report: Hawks get parade for Final Four appearance
April 3, 2002
Alison Mann reports on a parade set for Monday, April 8, celebrating the Jayhawks’ Final Four appearance.
6News video report: 5,000 fans brave cold temperatures to give a warm welcome
April 3, 2002
Tina Terry reports on the Welcome Back party for the Jayhawks on Tuesday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
KU junior addresses decision about future during, after rally
April 3, 2002
By Gary Bedore Drew Gooden heard cheers and chants of, “One more year” on Tuesday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. About 5,000 adoring fans who gathered for a post-Final Four pep rally on a cold, windy afternoon, let it be known they want the 6-foot-10 junior power forward to return next season and lead the Jayhawks to glory.
Area briefs
April 3, 2002
Douglas Countians ‘go to jail’ to benefit philanthropy Police investigate rape report Congressman spends day with KU students
Area briefs
April 3, 2002
 Douglas Countians ‘go to jail’ to benefit philanthropy  Police investigate rape report  Congressman spends day with KU students
Fans get out of hand in Indiana, Maryland
April 3, 2002
Basketball fans upset by Indiana’s loss in the NCAA championship torched couches, toppled street signs and threw beer bottles at officers, while Maryland fans set bonfires and shot off fireworks in celebration.
New technology, renovations help LMH serve community better
April 3, 2002
By Jim Baker One of Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s goals is to offer a wide enough array of health care services so people don’t have to leave town to find treatment. LMH is better poised than ever to achieve that goal, according to Gene Meyer, the hospital’s chief executive officer and president.
Israeli troops move into Nablus
April 3, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 3:32 p.m.) Israeli tanks rolled into Nablus on Wednesday and battled Palestinian gunmen at street barricades, taking Israel’s offensive into the West Bank’s largest city. In Bethlehem, troops encircled scores of Palestinians inside one of Christianity’s holiest shrines  the Church of the Nativity.
Worst times, best women
April 3, 2002
By Jane Eisner Knight Ridder Newspapers It’s a Tale of Two Biddies. The Queen Mum always reminded me of my grandmother. The English half of my family  my mother’s side  jokes about the parallels.
March collections $27 million short
April 3, 2002
Budget planners received yet another dose of unwelcome news Tuesday with a report that the state’s March revenue collections were $27 million less than expected. Economists and state officials had estimated March 8 that revenue for the month would total $306 million.
Consulting firm helps companies attract and retain top talent
April 3, 2002
By Mark Fagan After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Joe Jones caught himself second-guessing his decision to break out on his own and set up an executive-compensation consulting firm. Having spent 12 years with The Todd Organization, a St. Louis-based global compensation powerhouse, the view from his new Vermont Street office in Lawrence was cloudy at best.
San Francisco hammers Los Angeles, 9-2
April 3, 2002
After getting off to a great beginning, Barry Bonds said he’s more concerned about the ending. He was speaking of his team, not himself.
s basketball projections already out
April 3, 2002
James Sido reports on the projected rankings for the 2002-2003 men’s basketball teams.
Northern Afghans have TV for first time since Taliban
April 3, 2002
Blurry picture, broken sound and all, local television is back on the air in northern Afghanistan’s largest city for the first time since the fall of the Taliban nearly five months ago.
gets recycled
April 3, 2002
Scary television dramas never die, they just end up in repeats. Or, in the case of “Wolf Lake” (8 p.m., UPN), they get reincarnated on a new network. CBS canceled this spooky drama last October after a limited run.
Budget crisis makes slots at racetracks more palatable to legislators
April 3, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Odds are even today that the House will approve more gambling in Kansas, observers on both sides of the issue said. “It’s too close to call,” Glenn Thompson, executive director of the anti-gambling group Stand Up for Kansas, said Tuesday.
On the street
April 3, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Public Library Due to higher gasoline prices, have you changed your driving habits?
Musical magic
April 3, 2002
To the editor: At 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Lied Center, Brian Priestman will conduct the Kansas University Concert Orchestra in two symphonies  Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 in B flat major and, joined by the KU Choirs, the monumental Resurrection Symphony by Gustav Mahler.
HUD chief keeps low profile
April 3, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Last week, I took advantage of the absence of both Congress and the president to hunt up the mystery man of the Bush Cabinet.
Move to Mississippi Street location proves successful for liquor store
April 3, 2002
By Jim Baker Before he even opened a new Cork & Barrel Wine and Spirits store last September at 901 Miss., Dan Blomgren already had plenty of experience selling liquor in the Old West Lawrence neighborhood.
April 3, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Gregg Webb will pack an impressive resume when he arrives in Eudora to coach football. The 39-year-old Webb compiled a 150-24 record in 15 years at Claflin, where his Wildcats captured five state titles, reached the state final nine times and won 51 consecutive games in one stretch. He also coached prep legend Jackie Stiles in girls basketball and track.
GIS technology keys trend analysis
April 3, 2002
By Joel Mathis When the city began in February to register the landlords of rental homes in single-family areas, officials made a printout of the more than 1,000 homes that had received a license. And when officials wanted to figure out what that information meant, they turned to the city’s Geographical Information Systems department.
Husband-wife banking duo are Kansans in truest sense
April 3, 2002
By Dave Ranney Ross Beach has done all right for himself, managing successful careers in aviation, oil and gas, ranching, broadcasting and banking. He and his wife, Marianna, could live well anywhere in the world. But they prefer Kansas, dividing their time between an apartment in Hays and a modest home in Lawrence.
… April Fool!
April 3, 2002
This year’s April Fool’s Day victim in Hollywood appears to be Dick Clark, the energetic septuagenarian producer/personality who has been the host of myriad popular television shows, including the long-running “American Bandstand,” “The $10,000 Pyramid,” NBC’s “The Other Half” and “Rockin’ New Year’s Eve” specials.
Casino-based economies could decline, official warns
April 3, 2002
By Dave Ranney The chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission on Tuesday warned tribal leaders against becoming too dependent on casino-based economies. “That casino may not be around forever,” said Montie Deer, a former Sedgwick County District Court judge chosen by President Clinton to oversee Indian gaming.
Israel should send Arafat into exile
April 3, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group “If you start to take Vienna  take Vienna.”  Napoleon
Budget committee helps to determine cuts
April 3, 2002
By Tim Carpenter It may one day be known as “The Committee,” such is the influence in its grasp. The 20 volunteers on the Lawrence school district’s budget development and program evaluation committee embarked in 2000 on an unprecedented analysis of the district’s budget.
New technology, renovations help LMH serve community better
April 3, 2002
By Jim Baker One of Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s goals is to offer a wide enough array of health care services so people don’t have to leave town to find treatment. LMH is better poised than ever to achieve that goal, according to Gene Meyer, the hospital’s chief executive officer and president.
New fire station nears completion
April 3, 2002
By Mike Belt Seven years ago Lawrence city officials prepared a plan to increase fire protection. The first phase of that plan should be finished sometime this month. That’s when Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical units will move into a new 8,000-square-foot Station No. 2 at 2128 Harper St. in eastern Lawrence.
City Hall faces change
Department head turnover not unanticipated
April 3, 2002
By Joel Mathis A year ago, the Lawrence City Commission looked at the city’s department directors and noticed something: a bunch of graying, even balding, heads. It was a concern, Commissioner Mike Rundle said, “because of the sheer number of people coming up for retirement at the same time. For continuity and good service you don’t want to be caught short with turnovers in multiple departments.”
KU’s Steinbock honored
April 3, 2002
Kansas University’s Courtney Steinbock has been named Big 12 Conference tennis player of the week. A sophomore from Lubbock, Texas, Steinbock is 7-0 in the Big 12.
National League Roundup: Bonds tags two homers
San Francisco hammers Los Angeles, 9-2
April 3, 2002
After getting off to a great beginning, Barry Bonds said he’s more concerned about the ending. He was speaking of his team, not himself.
Terrapins setting pace in recruiting
Maryland claimed national championship with seniors, not highly-touted, short-term prospects
April 3, 2002
Nearly every college coach and wanna-be college coach arrived here for Final Four weekend. Almost all of them left before Monday’s championship game. That’s too bad, because they could have learned an important lesson.
Wolf Lake’ gets recycled
April 3, 2002
Scary television dramas never die, they just end up in repeats. Or, in the case of “Wolf Lake” (8 p.m., UPN), they get reincarnated on a new network. CBS canceled this spooky drama last October after a limited run.
Latest revenue figures again trail estimates
March collections $27 million short
April 3, 2002
Budget planners received yet another dose of unwelcome news Tuesday with a report that the state’s March revenue collections were $27 million less than expected. Economists and state officials had estimated March 8 that revenue for the month would total $306 million.
Worst times, best women
April 3, 2002
By Jane Eisner Knight Ridder Newspapers It’s a Tale of Two Biddies. The Queen Mum always reminded me of my grandmother. The English half of my family my mother’s side jokes about the parallels.
Policy question
April 3, 2002
Jayni’ welcomes spring with taste
April 3, 2002
This week on “Jayni’s Kitchen,” the West Side Deli & Market presents “An Elegant Spring Party Menu.” Host Jayni Carey, right, and Michael Levy, chef and owner of the deli, will prepare four dishes, including the recipe below.
Easy salad adds a fresh touch
April 3, 2002
Spring is a time to make the most of the changing season, to try a new trick or two. Fresh asparagus is becoming more available, but little fresh fruit is being harvested yet. Combining what may be at hand can easily produce a gratifying addition to a meal.
Olathe South stuffs Lions
April 3, 2002
Olathe South bashed 24 hits and rolled to a Sunflower League softball sweep of Lawrence High on Tuesday at frigid Olathe District Activities Center. The Falcons (2-0) won, 9-3 and 12-2.
Culture, psyche influence cravings for chocolate
April 3, 2002
Is it true that chocolate can be a “healthy choice”? A balanced, nutritious diet can include chocolate, but keep portions small. One regular-size plain milk chocolate bar has about 230 calories and 13 grams of fat, which is about a fourth of the daily fat allowance for most people.
Survey: Americans fed up with increasing rudeness
April 3, 2002
People say you’re rude. You walk around bleating into that cell phone as if you’re the only person for blocks. You curse like Madonna on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” your children think the world is their personal playground, and you drive like a maniac.
Col. Kermit M. Worley
April 3, 2002
Flames spark asparagus season’s start
April 3, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger Sunday afternoon turned out to be the occasion for an annual ritual at our house, namely the burning of the asparagus field. This is an acre or so of land into which we planted several thousand asparagus crowns eight years ago.
Briefly
April 3, 2002
Colorado: Mayor loses recall election Florida: Intense hurricanes expected Puerto Rico: Bombing resumes on Vieques Pakistan: More Arabs, Afghans arrested
Discrepancies in testimony details delay trial’s proceedings
April 3, 2002
By Mike Belt Differences in the testimonies of a Douglas County Sheriff’s officer and a witness for a Baldwin shooting suspect Tuesday stirred the anger of the defense attorney, resulting in a 30-minute trial delay and a private conference in the judge’s office.
Breast cancer study rules out race factor
But poverty plays role in survival rates
April 3, 2002
Poor women are less likely to be diagnosed and treated for breast cancer, and more likely to die from it, according to a study that searched for reasons why fewer black women survive the disease than whites.
Gooden weighing his options
KU junior addresses decision about future during, after rally
April 3, 2002
By Gary Bedore Drew Gooden heard cheers and chants of, “One more year” on Tuesday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. About 5,000 adoring fans who gathered for a post-Final Four pep rally on a cold, windy afternoon, let it be known they want the 6-foot-10 junior power forward to return next season and lead the Jayhawks to glory.
Free State falls to flu, LHS
Two big innings spark Lions past Peterson-less Firebirds
April 3, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High found no cure for ace Eric Peterson or Lawrence High on Tuesday. Peterson, the Firebirds’ scheduled starting pitcher, was in the FSHS dugout with the flu, and the Lions took advantage of his absence in an 11-7 victory over cross-town Free State before an estimated 150 fans at chilly Ice Field.
House weighs gaming expansion
Budget crisis makes slots at racetracks more palatable to legislators
April 3, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Odds are even today that the House will approve more gambling in Kansas, observers on both sides of the issue said. “It’s too close to call,” Glenn Thompson, executive director of the anti-gambling group Stand Up for Kansas, said Tuesday.
Utility removes trees from nature preserve
Westar Energy work within easement upsets neighbors
April 3, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess A Lawrence nature preserve that is home to deer, beavers and coyote got a little smaller last week. Workers from Westar Energy cut down trees below transmission lines that went through the McGrew Nature Preserve, east of 15th Street and Wakarusa Drive.
Bush spells out reading plan
April 3, 2002
President Bush promised on Tuesday to give American children a chance at “the lifelong gift of early learning” through better training for teachers in the Head Start preschool program.
New EHS football coach eager for change
After building Claflin into perennial power, ‘it was time to move on’
April 3, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Gregg Webb will pack an impressive resume when he arrives in Eudora to coach football. The 39-year-old Webb compiled a 150-24 record in 15 years at Claflin, where his Wildcats captured five state titles, reached the state final nine times and won 51 consecutive games in one stretch. He also coached prep legend Jackie Stiles in girls basketball and track.
NBA Roundup: Nuggets smack Utah
April 3, 2002
Juwan Howard scored 20 points, and Calbert Cheaney added 17 in Denver’s 98-90 victory on Tuesday. Utah, which had won five of six, failed to gain ground on seventh-place Seattle in the Western Conference.
Terps savor title, look to future
April 3, 2002
Wearing a net from Maryland’s first-ever NCAA title around his neck, Juan Dixon had a hard time containing himself as he spoke to 5,000 cheering fans. “You guys are going to make me be all emotional,” the Final Four MVP told the crowd said before returning to his seat and burying his face in his hands.
into downtown
April 3, 2002
By Jim Baker College students love spicy Buffalo wings. That’s the basic strategy behind a new restaurant in Lawrence  Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, 1012 Mass.
Department head turnover not unanticipated
April 3, 2002
By Joel Mathis A year ago, the Lawrence City Commission looked at the city’s department directors and noticed something: a bunch of graying, even balding, heads. It was a concern, Commissioner Mike Rundle said, “because of the sheer number of people coming up for retirement at the same time. For continuity and good service you don’t want to be caught short with turnovers in multiple departments.”
McCartney opens U.S. tour with concert steeped in Fab Four tunes
April 3, 2002
Paul McCartney has nothing left to prove. He’s a Beatle. He’s a knight. He’s an honorary American. He’s been everywhere, done everything.
Intrigue, unusual reunion subplots to what likely will be last Opening Day
April 3, 2002
Cab driver Claude Labelle didn’t know the Montreal Expos were opening their season Tuesday night. Yet he could easily reel off the Canadiens’ place in the NHL standings. In a nutshell, that’s why major league baseball will probably leave this hockey-crazed city after this season.
NBA Roundup: Nuggets smack Utah
April 3, 2002
Juwan Howard scored 20 points, and Calbert Cheaney added 17 in Denver’s 98-90 victory on Tuesday. Utah, which had won five of six, failed to gain ground on seventh-place Seattle in the Western Conference.
at least for opener
April 3, 2002
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are determined to turn the team’s “Heart & Hustle” motto into more than just another marketing campaign. Baseball’s youngest team rallied for a 9-5 season-opening victory over the Detroit Tigers, delivering  at least on Tuesday night  on a pledge to be more entertaining in 2001.
s growth pace
April 3, 2002
By Mike Belt Lawrence and Douglas County are growing but the crime rate isn’t. A look at statistics for the past two years in five major crime categories common to Lawrence shows that crime went up in 2001 only in two of those categories  rape and felony theft.
s Steinbock honored
April 3, 2002
Kansas University’s Courtney Steinbock has been named Big 12 Conference tennis player of the week. A sophomore from Lubbock, Texas, Steinbock is 7-0 in the Big 12.
Commodities
April 3, 2002
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator  Wheat, $2.77; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.74; soybeans, $4.39. Edgerton Elevator  Wheat, $2.80; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.74; soybeans, $4.39. Overbrook Elevator  Wheat, $2.80; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.74; soybeans, $4.39. Midland Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.81; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.39. Lawrence North Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.84; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.42. Lawrence South Elevator  Wheat, $2.80; corn, $1.81; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.39. Pauline Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.84; milo, $1.79; soybeans, $4.44.
Downtown parade to honor Jayhawks on Monday
April 3, 2002
The Kansas University men’s basketball team will be honored with a downtown parade Monday. The parade, sponsored by Downtown Lawrence and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, will begin at 4 p.m. and will go along Massachusetts Street from Seventh Street and South Park.
Grammer services
April 3, 2002
Services for Eleanor Faye Grammer, 61, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Cremation is planned. Mrs. Grammer died Monday, April 1, 2002, at her home.
Col. Kermit M. Worley
April 3, 2002
Services for Col. Kermit M. Worley, 81, Lawrence, will be at a later date. Mr. Worley died Monday, April 1, 2002, at Select Specialty Hospital at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka. He had lived in Lawrence since 1976.
Tips help make grocery shopping, dining easier
April 3, 2002
Do you fear the supermarket? Dread the dinner question? Whether you cook for one or 10, these tips can help make cooking less work and more fun.
Culture, psyche influence cravings for chocolate
April 3, 2002
Is it true that chocolate can be a “healthy choice”? A balanced, nutritious diet can include chocolate, but keep portions small. One regular-size plain milk chocolate bar has about 230 calories and 13 grams of fat, which is about a fourth of the daily fat allowance for most people.
Peace plan
April 3, 2002
To the editor: Like many Americans, I have been waiting for truth to prevail in the Middle East, but it seems that lies and misinformation still prevail. It is time to examine the facts of the events that have killed thousands of innocent civilians.
Congressman calls for compensation to Afghan victims
April 3, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 7:46 a.m.) The U.S. government should “do what’s right” and consider compensating Afghans who lost family members in misdirected American bombings in the war that toppled the Taliban, the head of a U.S. congressional delegation said Wednesday.
North Korea wants to resume dialogue with U.S.
April 3, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 8:46 a.m.) North Korea said Wednesday that it will resume dialogue with the United States, warning that it will call off any future talks if the Washington “slanders” the isolated communist country again.
Flyover causes degree of panic
April 3, 2002
By Mindie Paget What was supposed to be a low-flying, high-speed show of support for the Kansas Jayhawks’ successful season had many Lawrence residents running for cover Tuesday.
Brown services
April 3, 2002
Services for Ernest Walter Brown, 74, Lawrence, will be at 12:30 p.m. today at West Haven Baptist Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Leavenworth National Cemetery. Mr. Brown died Friday, March 29, 2002, at his home.
cards
April 3, 2002
It’s back to have glove, will travel for Albert Pujols. Not that it seems to bother the reigning NL rookie of the year.
s proceedings
April 3, 2002
By Mike Belt Differences in the testimonies of a Douglas County Sheriff’s officer and a witness for a Baldwin shooting suspect Tuesday stirred the anger of the defense attorney, resulting in a 30-minute trial delay and a private conference in the judge’s office.
ORU rips Jayhawks
April 3, 2002
Oral Roberts’ Rene Recio allowed just one hit and struck out 13 as the Golden Eagles hammered Kansas University, 8-0, on Tuesday at Johnson Stadium.
Local briefs
April 3, 2002
 Power plant shut down temporarily for refueling Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant near Burlington has been shut down for refueling. Workers removed 193 “fuel assemblies” from the reactor on Monday; 89 new assemblies will be put in, along with 104 that have already been in use. The plant’s refueling and maintenance outages are every 18 months, with about one-third of the fuel replaced. Other work during the outage includes an inspection of the reactor vessel head, testing on electrical supply and water systems, routine maintenance on motor-operated valves and on an emergency diesel generator. Wolf Creek will return to full power operation later this month. ___________________________________  County: ECO2 meeting postponed Wait until next week. That’s the message for members of ECO2, a committee formed by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce to develop a plan for acquiring industrial land and preserving open space in Douglas County. The committee’s 4 p.m. Tuesday meeting was postponed because it conflicted with a community reception for the Kansas men’s basketball team at Memorial Stadium. The next meeting will be at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the chamber, 734 Vt. Committee members are scheduled to review a draft plan of the committee’s proposal for financing and managing the acquisition and preservation of property. ___________________________________  April Fools’ Day: Radio prank compared to a terrorist attack Olathe  A city water official says a radio station April Fools Day prank that caused some residents to think their water supply was unfit for drinking and even bathing was akin to “a terrorist attack.” Jerald Robnett, the city’s superintendent of water protection, said his department received calls from 150 customers Monday after KQRC 98.8 FM reported the water contained “high levels of a naturally occurring substance,” dihydrogen monoxide, that causes increased urination, profuse sweating and wrinkling of hands and feet. City officials said about 30 residents called 911. The April Fool’s Day gag upset Robnett so much that he said, “It’s a terrorist act as far as I’m concerned.” City Manager Michael Wilkes called the joke irresponsible and said it jeopardized public safety. ___________________________________  Lecompton: City council members elected Lecompton voters on Tuesday filled three vacant seats on the city council. Incumbents Cynthia Treaster and Nick T. Fergus, the only two candidates on the ballot, both were re-elected to two-year terms. Treaster received 29 votes; Fergus received 36 votes. Voters also elected Marsha Paslay by write-in. She received 21 votes. The polls in Lecompton were open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Three hundred Lecompton residents were registered to vote in the election. Voter turnout was low, but not uncharacteristically so, said Deputy Douglas County Clerk Jo Dalquest. “It’s typical for an off-year election in Lecompton,” she said. Election results will become official on Friday, after the Douglas County Commission canvasses the ballots at a 9 a.m. meeting. ___________________________________  Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.32 at the Citgos at Ninth and Iowa streets and 920 N. Second St. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol board.
Banks branch out
April 3, 2002
By Mark Fagan The lure of a growing, healthy community kept banks scrambling for new locations in Lawrence during the past year. And they’re not done yet.
American League Roundup: Young Devil Rays rally past Tigers
Tampa Bay lives up to ‘Heart & Hustle’ marketing hype at least for opener
April 3, 2002
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are determined to turn the team’s “Heart & Hustle” motto into more than just another marketing campaign. Baseball’s youngest team rallied for a 9-5 season-opening victory over the Detroit Tigers, delivering at least on Tuesday night on a pledge to be more entertaining in 2001.
Douglas county commission
Grant School closing celebration seeks fireworks permit
April 3, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:30 p.m. today County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets
Fans bask in ‘Hawks’ return
5,000 turn out for post-Final Four homecoming
April 3, 2002
By Mindie Paget No hang-dog expressions. No could-haves, should-haves or would-haves. The moment Kansas University basketball fans Tuesday afternoon saw the bus bearing their beloved Jayhawks pull into the south end of Memorial Stadium, they shrieked their overwhelming approval of the team’s 33-4 season that ended just shy of a national championship.
Israel claims proof of Arafat-terror link
April 3, 2002
Israeli officials sought to discredit Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Tuesday by releasing a document they say links him directly to terrorism, while Prime Minister Ariel Sharon offered him a “one-way ticket” to exile.
Import beef gains hold in U.S. fast food market
April 3, 2002
The all-American hamburger isn’t all American anymore. McDonald’s is joining Burger King, Wendy’s and other fast-food chains in importing beef from Australia and New Zealand because there’s a shortage of U.S. beef that’s lean enough or cheap enough for its burgers.
Kansas Union renovations on target
April 3, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Pat Beard hopes all Kansas University students benefit from the Kansas Union renovations set for completion by the end of this year. “That’s the intent when we do something like this  to get the most bang for our buck,” he said.
Two big innings spark Lions past Peterson-less Firebirds
April 3, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High found no cure for ace Eric Peterson or Lawrence High on Tuesday. Peterson, the Firebirds’ scheduled starting pitcher, was in the FSHS dugout with the flu, and the Lions took advantage of his absence in an 11-7 victory over cross-town Free State before an estimated 150 fans at chilly Ice Field.
Proud of team
April 3, 2002
Grammer services
April 3, 2002
Consulting firm helps companies attract and retain top talent
April 3, 2002
By Mark Fagan After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Joe Jones caught himself second-guessing his decision to break out on his own and set up an executive-compensation consulting firm. Having spent 12 years with The Todd Organization, a St. Louis-based global compensation powerhouse, the view from his new Vermont Street office in Lawrence was cloudy at best.
New tax laws make employees more responsible for retirement savings
April 3, 2002
By Mark Fagan Changes in tax laws are helping make Shirley Patterson’s job easier, while giving her company’s employees access to more tax-deferred money for retirement. But this year’s increased contribution limits for certain small-business IRA accounts also come with a price.
Montreal apathetic about opener
Intrigue, unusual reunion subplots to what likely will be last Opening Day
April 3, 2002
Cab driver Claude Labelle didn’t know the Montreal Expos were opening their season Tuesday night. Yet he could easily reel off the Canadiens’ place in the NHL standings. In a nutshell, that’s why major league baseball will probably leave this hockey-crazed city after this season.
Pujols relishes flexibility
Full-time move to third not in Cards’ cards
April 3, 2002
It’s back to have glove, will travel for Albert Pujols. Not that it seems to bother the reigning NL rookie of the year.
Progress: Coffee still getting big business
April 3, 2002
Journal-World reporter Jim Baker reports on the booming coffee business in Lawrence.
Give a little?
April 3, 2002
Journal-World Editorial The governor is standing on politics, not principle, when it comes to congressional redistricting. “We all have to give a little to get a little in this process,” Gov. Bill Graves said as he explained why he wouldn’t veto a congressional redistricting map just because it splits Lawrence.
Nation Briefs
April 3, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Weight-loss expenses qualify for tax break Connecticut: Murder trial begins for Kennedy relative Illinois: Campaign workers face racketeering charges Washington, D.C.: Former mayor, wife announce separation
Briefcase
April 3, 2002
Hyundai picks Alabama as site for first U.S. plant Restaurant: Lone Star Steakhouse announces buyout plans Railway: Company reports job cuts Takeover: Gray Communications buys Topeka TV station Economy: High-tech’s weak demand pulls down factory orders
Friends and neighbors
April 3, 2002
These three climbed on Grandma’s lap during a trip to her house. Kim Neis, Eudora, spent time with her three grandchildren. Front row, from left, are Reagan Overcash, 7 1/2 months, Taylor Knipp, 6 months, and Kody Overcash, 2. Reagan and Kody are the children of Kris and Robert Overcash, Belton, Mo. Taylor is the daughter of Kelly and Greg Knipp, Tonganoxie. Doris Schehrer, the children’s great-grandmother, sent in the photograph. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For more Friends and Neighbors, go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
Brown services
April 3, 2002
New location pumps up sales at the Merc
April 3, 2002
By Jim Baker Alan Bowes has been shopping at Community Mercantile Co-op for 20 years, coming in about three times per week. He’s pleased that the natural-foods grocery moved in May 2001 from its old location at 901 Miss. to a new home at 901 Iowa in the Hillcrest Shopping Center.
Budget committee helps to determine cuts
April 3, 2002
By Tim Carpenter It may one day be known as “The Committee,” such is the influence in its grasp. The 20 volunteers on the Lawrence school district’s budget development and program evaluation committee embarked in 2000 on an unprecedented analysis of the district’s budget.
New tax laws make employees more responsible for retirement savings
April 3, 2002
By Mark Fagan Changes in tax laws are helping make Shirley Patterson’s job easier, while giving her company’s employees access to more tax-deferred money for retirement. But this year’s increased contribution limits for certain small-business IRA accounts also come with a price.
Grant School closing celebration seeks fireworks permit
April 3, 2002
Agenda highlights  6:30 p.m. today  County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets
Briefcase
April 3, 2002
 Hyundai picks Alabama as site for first U.S. plant  Restaurant: Lone Star Steakhouse announces buyout plans  Railway: Company reports job cuts  Takeover: Gray Communications buys Topeka TV station  Economy: High-tech’s weak demand pulls down factory orders
Assistant city manager keeps busy overseeing city improvements
April 3, 2002
By Joel Mathis Debbie Van Saun’s job touches everything from the sewer pipes that run beneath your feet to the airplanes that fly over your head. Van Saun has been one of Lawrence’s two assistant city managers since 2000. The past year proved especially busy for her.
Banks branch out
April 3, 2002
By Mark Fagan The lure of a growing, healthy community kept banks scrambling for new locations in Lawrence during the past year. And they’re not done yet.
Israel should send Arafat into exile
April 3, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group “If you start to take Vienna take Vienna.” Napoleon
Local briefs
April 3, 2002
Power plant shut down temporarily for refueling Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant near Burlington has been shut down for refueling. Workers removed 193 “fuel assemblies” from the reactor on Monday; 89 new assemblies will be put in, along with 104 that have already been in use. The plant’s refueling and maintenance outages are every 18 months, with about one-third of the fuel replaced. Other work during the outage includes an inspection of the reactor vessel head, testing on electrical supply and water systems, routine maintenance on motor-operated valves and on an emergency diesel generator. Wolf Creek will return to full power operation later this month. ___________________________________ County: ECO2 meeting postponed Wait until next week. That’s the message for members of ECO2, a committee formed by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce to develop a plan for acquiring industrial land and preserving open space in Douglas County. The committee’s 4 p.m. Tuesday meeting was postponed because it conflicted with a community reception for the Kansas men’s basketball team at Memorial Stadium. The next meeting will be at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the chamber, 734 Vt. Committee members are scheduled to review a draft plan of the committee’s proposal for financing and managing the acquisition and preservation of property. ___________________________________ April Fools’ Day: Radio prank compared to a terrorist attack Olathe A city water official says a radio station April Fools Day prank that caused some residents to think their water supply was unfit for drinking and even bathing was akin to “a terrorist attack.” Jerald Robnett, the city’s superintendent of water protection, said his department received calls from 150 customers Monday after KQRC 98.8 FM reported the water contained “high levels of a naturally occurring substance,” dihydrogen monoxide, that causes increased urination, profuse sweating and wrinkling of hands and feet. City officials said about 30 residents called 911. The April Fool’s Day gag upset Robnett so much that he said, “It’s a terrorist act as far as I’m concerned.” City Manager Michael Wilkes called the joke irresponsible and said it jeopardized public safety. ___________________________________ Lecompton: City council members elected Lecompton voters on Tuesday filled three vacant seats on the city council. Incumbents Cynthia Treaster and Nick T. Fergus, the only two candidates on the ballot, both were re-elected to two-year terms. Treaster received 29 votes; Fergus received 36 votes. Voters also elected Marsha Paslay by write-in. She received 21 votes. The polls in Lecompton were open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Three hundred Lecompton residents were registered to vote in the election. Voter turnout was low, but not uncharacteristically so, said Deputy Douglas County Clerk Jo Dalquest. “It’s typical for an off-year election in Lecompton,” she said. Election results will become official on Friday, after the Douglas County Commission canvasses the ballots at a 9 a.m. meeting. ___________________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.32 at the Citgos at Ninth and Iowa streets and 920 N. Second St. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol board.
Bush spells out reading plan
April 3, 2002
President Bush promised on Tuesday to give American children a chance at “the lifelong gift of early learning” through better training for teachers in the Head Start preschool program.
s sexuality creates uproar
April 3, 2002
A month before its publication, a provocative book about children’s sexuality is being denounced by conservatives as evil and prompting angry calls for action against the University of Minnesota Press.
Briefly
April 3, 2002
 Colorado: Mayor loses recall election  Florida: Intense hurricanes expected  Puerto Rico: Bombing resumes on Vieques  Pakistan: More Arabs, Afghans arrested
Births
April 3, 2002
Mr. and Mrs. David Miller, Lawrence, a girl, Monday. Troy and Anne True, McLouth, a girl, Monday.
Horoscopes
April 3, 2002
Nation Briefs
April 3, 2002
 Los Angeles: Bus drivers’ strike affects 18,000 students  Philadelphia: Air conditioner leak damages City Hall  Maine: Imposing state prison demolished for park  Los Angeles: Rape, murder evidence presumed destroyed
Haskell facing budget challenges, seeking money for museum
April 3, 2002
By Dave Ranney For Haskell Indian Nations University, the past year has been a mix of accomplishment and frustration. Bad news, first: Budget shortfalls forced the university to cancel summer school.
Casino-based economies could decline, official warns
April 3, 2002
By Dave Ranney The chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission on Tuesday warned tribal leaders against becoming too dependent on casino-based economies. “That casino may not be around forever,” said Montie Deer, a former Sedgwick County District Court judge chosen by President Clinton to oversee Indian gaming.
Friends and neighbors
April 3, 2002
s future goals
April 3, 2002
By Dave Ranney Kansas University Endowment Association officially unveiled “KU First: Investing in Excellence,” its campaign to raise $500 million, on Sept. 7, 2001. Four days later, the world was a different place.
Maryland claimed national championship with seniors, not highly-touted, short-term prospects
April 3, 2002
Nearly every college coach and wanna-be college coach arrived here for Final Four weekend. Almost all of them left before Monday’s championship game. That’s too bad, because they could have learned an important lesson.
Three arrested in Jefferson County murder
April 3, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 5:03 p.m.) Three people were arrested Tuesday evening in connection with the murder of Clarence Rinke, who was found shot to death in his rural Jefferson County home in 1999.
Nation Briefs
April 3, 2002
 Washington, D.C.: Weight-loss expenses qualify for tax break  Connecticut: Murder trial begins for Kennedy relative  Illinois: Campaign workers face racketeering charges  Washington, D.C.: Former mayor, wife announce separation
6Sports video report: Gooden to make decision in a few weeks
April 3, 2002
James Sido reports on the highly anticipated decision by KU Junior Drew Gooden on whether or not to leave KU for the pros.
HUD chief keeps low profile
April 3, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Last week, I took advantage of the absence of both Congress and the president to hunt up the mystery man of the Bush Cabinet.
Hoosiers receive warm welcome
April 3, 2002
The Indiana Hoosiers, looking glum and weary, returned from their surprising Final Four run on Tuesday to hear a simple message from their fans: Thanks. Once inside Assembly Hall, the team returned the message.
Downtown parade to honor Jayhawks on Monday
April 3, 2002
The Kansas University men’s basketball team will be honored with a downtown parade Monday. The parade, sponsored by Downtown Lawrence and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, will begin at 4 p.m. and will go along Massachusetts Street from Seventh Street and South Park.
Flyover causes degree of panic
April 3, 2002
By Mindie Paget What was supposed to be a low-flying, high-speed show of support for the Kansas Jayhawks’ successful season had many Lawrence residents running for cover Tuesday.
Fans get out of hand in Indiana, Maryland
April 3, 2002
Basketball fans upset by Indiana’s loss in the NCAA championship torched couches, toppled street signs and threw beer bottles at officers, while Maryland fans set bonfires and shot off fireworks in celebration.