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Bush demands Israel pull back; Powell heading to Middle East
April 4, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 12:51 p.m.) In a new push for peace, President Bush on Thursday demanded that Israel pull back its troops from Palestinian cities it occupied in recent days and called on Arab nations to do more to crack down on terrorists. He ordered Secretary of State Colin Powell to the region to carry the message.
Hallmark to close Kansas City, Mo., plant
Jobs to be relocated to Lawrence, Topeka and Leavenworth
April 4, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 9:26 a.m.) Hallmark Cards Inc. will close its manufacturing plant at its Kansas City headquarters and send 340 jobs to factories in Lawrence, Topeka and Leavenworth.
Israel takes over largest West Bank town
April 4, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 12:52 p.m.) A week into Israel’s largest military offensive in a generation, troops on Thursday took over Nablus, the West Bank’s largest city, fought intense battles with gunmen barricaded in nearby refugee camps and tightened a cordon around armed Palestinians holed up in Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity.
Blair likely to argue against U.S. attack on Iraq
April 4, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 7:37 a.m.) Prime Minister Tony Blair is likely to tell U.S. President George W. Bush at their weekend summit that he agrees Iraq poses a serious threat to the West, but now is not the time to launch an offensive against that country.
Israel reconsiders U.S. envoy’s request to meet Arafat
April 4, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 8:41 a.m.) Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was set to give U.S. Middle East envoy Anthony Zinni a fresh hearing on Thursday after turning down a request from Secretary of State Colin Powell that Zinni be allowed through an Israeli blockade to meet besieged Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Hundreds arrested in plot to overthrow Afghan government
April 4, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 12:52 p.m.) Hundreds of people linked to a hard-line Islamic group have been arrested in Kabul in connection with an alleged plot to overthrow the government of interim Prime Minister Hamid Karzai and attack foreigners, Afghan officials said Thursday.
Teen activities
April 4, 2002
To the editor: I was reading the article about the new Kansas University recreation center being built for KU students. I realize that Lawrence is a “college town,” but there is nothing for high school students to do. First the skating rink gets taken away, then the mall; what next, the movie theater?
World Online: Arts & Entertainment Calendar
April 4, 2002
VA secretary apologizes for KC hospital
Inspector’s ‘hard-hitting’ report due
April 4, 2002
Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi apologized to Kansas City veterans Wednesday, while 23 inspectors swarmed through a hospital where maggots once infested the noses of two comatose patients.
Briefcase
April 4, 2002
New type of barbecue lands on 23rd Street SEC seeking explanation from cable company giant GM recalls 1.9 million autos Microsoft COO to step down
Local briefs
April 4, 2002
Celebrations: Parade plans under way for Art Tougeau 2002 It’s time to start dreaming up ideas for art that moves around on wheels. Deadline is April 25 for entries in Art Tougeau 2002, the seventh-annual wheeled art parade, which begins at noon May 4. Past entries have used roller blades, skateboards, bicycles, lawn mowers, shopping carts, wheelchairs anything a participant can imagine, as long as it can maintain the parade’s 5-mph pace. The parade will begin at South Park and head north down Massachusetts Street toward the Kansas River Bridge. Participants will meet at 10:30 a.m. behind the Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot near 12th and Massachusetts streets. A $15 entry donation is requested, but children’s entries are free. Fully paid entrants will be eligible for prizes and trophies. Awards presentations will immediately follow the parade. For more information and an official entry form, contact Charles Jones at 841-4598. _________ Seminar: Fair housing to be topic of meeting scheduled at KU Fair housing will be the topic of a seminar Friday at Kansas University . The seminar runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Alderson Auditorium of the Kansas Union. Topics will include good credit, financial issues for low-income families, the Kansas landlord-tenant act and creating a budget. The event is sponsored by the Lawrence Alliance, KU Black Student Union, Off-Campus Living Resource Center and the KU African Students Assn. _________ Movie premiere: Animal activist film to make Kansas debut in Lawrence A film about a construction-worker-turned-animal-activist will make its Kansas debut today at Liberty Hall. The award-winning film “The Witness,” which documents how a construction contractor from a tough Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhood becomes an impassioned animal activist, will show at 7 p.m. today, 1 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 642 Mass. Admission is $3. The premiere is sponsored by Animal Outreach of Kansas, a nonprofit animal advocacy group based in Lawrence. _________ Schools: Central fund-raiser sets $12,000 collection goal Central Junior High School launched its annual fund-raiser Wednesday and set a collection goal of $12,000. Students gathered for an afternoon assembly to kick off the project. Collections start today and run through April 12. Money gathered by students will help fund student programs, computer equipment purchases and other special needs. Prizes will be awarded to individuals and teams for their fund-raising efforts. The school’s FunRun will conclude the drive at 2 p.m. April 12 at Central, 1400 Mass. _________ 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.
Ruth Berger
April 4, 2002
6News video: Three arrested in Jefferson County murder case
April 4, 2002
Tina Terry reports on three people being arrested in connection with the 1999 murder of Clarence Rinke in rural Jefferson County.
Briefly
April 4, 2002
 Closed immigration hearings for detainee unconstitutional  Alleged top al-Qaida figure pleads guilty to stabbing  Guantanamo Bay detainee may be American citizen  U.S. denies torture reports
Unsolved death finally yields suspects
April 4, 2002
By Mike Belt The shroud of mystery that has draped the slaying of a rural Lawrence man the past 29 months started to unravel Wednesday. Prosecutors charged two men and a woman for roles they allegedly played in the slaying of Clarence Rinke. They say the trio went to Rinke’s secluded Jefferson County home bent on robbing the gun collector, who prosecutors allege dealt drugs. But the robbery went awry. There was a struggle; then a gun blast.
Israeli troops fight refugees
April 4, 2002
Israeli tanks rolled into the West Bank’s largest city, Nablus, on Wednesday, and other troops laid siege to a refugee camp in Jenin, battling Palestinians who barricaded entrances and fought back with bombs and guns. Soldiers also encircled hundreds of Palestinian gunmen holed up in the church marking Jesus’ birthplace. Twelve Palestinians and an Israeli soldier were killed on the sixth day of Israel’s offensive aimed at crushing Palestinian militias and stopping terror attacks on Israeli civilians.
Blair likely to argue against U.S. attack on Iraq
April 4, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 7:37 a.m.) Prime Minister Tony Blair is likely to tell U.S. President George W. Bush at their weekend summit that he agrees Iraq poses a serious threat to the West, but now is not the time to launch an offensive against that country.
s request to meet Arafat
April 4, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 8:41 a.m.) Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was set to give U.S. Middle East envoy Anthony Zinni a fresh hearing on Thursday after turning down a request from Secretary of State Colin Powell that Zinni be allowed through an Israeli blockade to meet besieged Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
New trend stretches area exercise market
April 4, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence is a long way from Hollywood, but a movie star trend is expanding and creating new businesses in the area’s health club industry. After having its praises sung by Hollywood stars like Madonna and Courteney Cox, an exercise regime called Pilates is beginning to become trendy in the Midwest.
Jordan out for season
April 4, 2002
Michael Jordan will miss the rest of the season because of nagging problems with his knee.
NAIA coming to Lawrence
April 4, 2002
Lawrence’s Indoor Aquatic Center will be the site of the 2003 and 2004 NAIA swim championships.
Horoscopes
April 4, 2002
Horoscopes
April 4, 2002
For Thursday, April 4, 2002, those with birthdays today: Avoid fiery impulsiveness this year, and you will gain. Be logical and think in terms of the big picture. If you are single, you will meet someone who might encourage you to think otherwise after the summer of 2002. You might tie the knot with this person. If you are attached, your relationship will enter an extremely positive phase this year. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
People
April 4, 2002
 Minnelli’s stepmother accuses actress of elder abuse, files suit  Mother of car-crash victim sues Manson for wrongful death  Something to laugh about
Memories of bloodshed follow U.S. troops home
April 4, 2002
The first major unit of American soldiers heading home from Afghanistan packed their bags Wednesday with everything from Qurans swiped from the bodies of dead al-Qaida fighters to Afghan hats traded for cigarettes. But the infantry soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division also take home some more complicated baggage  new ideas about war and politics and, for some, the memory of what it feels like to kill.
The Sandbar whips up a hurricane
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
Blustering wind and light moisture blow in your face, and the spark of lightning and crack of thunder make you jump off of your seat, almost spilling your cool gin and tonic. Is this just another average night of turbulent weather in Kansas?
Liberty Hall getting boost from Oscar winners
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
The marquee that looms over the tree-lined sidewalk along Massachusetts Street advertises the latest in independent and foreign film, but Liberty Hall, 644 Mass. is a throwback to the movie houses of old.
House backs abortion-related bills
Changes sought for clinic regulations, parental notification
April 4, 2002
The House approved four bills pushed by abortion opponents Wednesday, including measures imposing new regulations on clinics and tightening a parental notification law. One bill, passed 79-44, would require the secretary of health and environment to establish minimum health and staffing standards for abortion clinics.
Jordan-less Wizards fall
April 4, 2002
The Milwaukee Bucks might be the only ones glad to see Michael Jordan’s season end early.
Bonds collects 2 more
Giants slugger hits fourth homer in two games
April 4, 2002
Barry Bonds did it again.
Hedging bets
April 4, 2002
J-W Editorials It would be wonderful to see American Indian tribes use their gambling revenue to build a firm economic base for their members. American Indian tribes should hedge their bets when it comes to casino gambling, according to a federal official who oversees Indian gaming.
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
A small light illuminated the doorway as a couple hundred concert-goers wait to enter The Bottleneck. This night (Monday), The Bottleneck is presenting Sparta, Thursday and the Detachment Kit.
to cholesterol connection
April 4, 2002
Q: I love nuts, but my doctor says I must avoid them because they are high in cholesterol. He’s considering whether I need cholesterol-lowering medicine. A registered dietitian told me that nuts have no cholesterol, so now I’m confused. Do I really need to avoid nuts completely?
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
With more than 100,000 titles to choose from, the Spring Book Sale at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., is an event that book enthusiasts won’t want to miss.
Bush demands Israel pull back
April 4, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 12:51 p.m.) In a new push for peace, President Bush on Thursday demanded that Israel pull back its troops from Palestinian cities it occupied in recent days and called on Arab nations to do more to crack down on terrorists. He ordered Secretary of State Colin Powell to the region to carry the message.
On the street
April 4, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Public Library Should government have a hand in curbing teen-age smoking?
A case for slavery reparations
April 4, 2002
By Sheryl McCarthy Newsday Until recently, if you’d asked me what I thought about blacks demanding reparations for slavery, I would have said, “Forget it.”
Saving young black men
April 4, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald “If you hear any noise, it’s just me and the boys.” Â George Clinton I set a firm departure time of 7 a.m. Naturally, it was close to 9 when we set out.
Research facilities, definition of powers bills win overwhelming approval
April 4, 2002
By Scott Rothschild State senators Wednesday approved issuing bonds to build research facilities at the state’s three major public universities, including Kansas University. It was one of two pieces of legislation the regents sought that won Senate approval Wednesday. Senators also approved a bill addressing lingering questions from the state’s 1999 reorganization of higher education.
Baldwin shooting case ends in mistrial
Jurors’ impasse leads to judge’s ruling
April 4, 2002
By Mike Belt and Mindie Paget After nearly eight hours of deliberations, a Douglas County jury on Wednesday was unable to reach a verdict in the case of a man accused of firing gunshots at his Baldwin neighbor’s boyfriend. The impasse caused District Judge Jack Murphy to declared a mistrial.
Briefly
April 4, 2002
Closed immigration hearings for detainee unconstitutional Alleged top al-Qaida figure pleads guilty to stabbing Guantanamo Bay detainee may be American citizen U.S. denies torture reports
Jordan-less Wizards fall
April 4, 2002
The Milwaukee Bucks might be the only ones glad to see Michael Jordan’s season end early.
Ruth Berger
April 4, 2002
Services for Ruth Berger, 95, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Berger died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Giants slugger hits fourth homer in two games
April 4, 2002
Barry Bonds did it again.
Hundreds arrested in plot to overthrow Afghan government
April 4, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 12:52 p.m.) Hundreds of people linked to a hard-line Islamic group have been arrested in Kabul in connection with an alleged plot to overthrow the government of interim Prime Minister Hamid Karzai and attack foreigners, Afghan officials said Thursday.
Changes sought for clinic regulations, parental notification
April 4, 2002
The House approved four bills pushed by abortion opponents Wednesday, including measures imposing new regulations on clinics and tightening a parental notification law. One bill, passed 79-44, would require the secretary of health and environment to establish minimum health and staffing standards for abortion clinics.
Rare instruments available to orchestra for half-price
April 4, 2002
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra can buy rare Stradivarius and Guarneri del Gesu violins and other instruments valued at $50 million for half-price  as long as it raises the money by June 30.
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
Although Kansas University was ousted from the national basketball championship running, customers still packed into Buffalo Wild Wings, 1012 Mass. St., Monday night for, in manager Michael Kricsfeld’s words, “sports, beer and wings.”
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
Ordering party trays and calling your friends to come over and watch the big game may be a fading tradition as bars add more and more television sets, big screens, games and drink deals to attract athletic enthusiasts.
Sprint PCS eliminating 91 more jobs
April 4, 2002
Sprint PCS is cutting 91 jobs in an effort to increase the wireless unit’s efficiency, company officials said this week.
Crewman Brady Turner driven to succeed in Winston Cup
April 4, 2002
Amy Turner’s e-mail said she had an interesting story to tell, and it turned out to be completely true.
Harlem Renaissance comedy takes the stage after recent rediscovery
April 4, 2002
A play by Zora Neale Hurston about the lives and loves of blacks in a Florida lumber mill village, its typescript rediscovered after a half-century at the Library of Congress, is running at one of the capital’s leading theaters.
Roderick E. Davis
April 4, 2002
Services for Roderick E. Davis, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Mr. Davis died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at his home.
Americans trapped in West Bank city
April 4, 2002
Trapped in their homes by shelling and gunfire, they’re running short of food and water, soothing their fearful children and  in at least one case  dying in a hail of gunfire. They’re American citizens in Ramallah, one of the half-dozen West Bank towns that have come under Israeli military control in the past six days.
Births
April 4, 2002
Brad and Jodi Nachtigal, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday. Stephen and Melody Collins, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.
New trend stretches area exercise market
April 4, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence is a long way from Hollywood, but a movie star trend is expanding and creating new businesses in the area’s health club industry. After having its praises sung by Hollywood stars like Madonna and Courteney Cox, an exercise regime called Pilates is beginning to become trendy in the Midwest.
Counselors, nontenured teachers, certified staff members among those on pink-slip lists
April 4, 2002
By Tim Carpenter At least 55 educators in the Lawrence public schools will receive pink slips, district officials said Wednesday. Twenty-five nontenured teachers, counselors and other certified staff at elementary schools are on the list with 30 employees at the junior high schools and high schools.
State offers new Web tax-filing program
April 4, 2002
Taxpayers have a new, free Internet-based electronic filing option. The Kansas Revenue Department, in partnership with the Information Network of Kansas, began offering WebFile at 1:15 p.m. Monday.
U.S. officials play down oil embargo threat
April 4, 2002
President Bush’s spokesman blamed climbing U.S. pump prices on Mideast tension, the recovering economy and seasonal factors, but expressed no concern about a possible Iraqi-led oil embargo against the United States. Gasoline prices have jumped 23 cents per gallon during the past month, and U.S. crude prices have jumped by 36 percent since the beginning of February.
Saving young black men
April 4, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald “If you hear any noise, it’s just me and the boys.” George Clinton I set a firm departure time of 7 a.m. Naturally, it was close to 9 when we set out.
A case for slavery reparations
April 4, 2002
By Sheryl McCarthy Newsday Until recently, if you’d asked me what I thought about blacks demanding reparations for slavery, I would have said, “Forget it.”
Senate backs regents legislation
Research facilities, definition of powers bills win overwhelming approval
April 4, 2002
By Scott Rothschild State senators Wednesday approved issuing bonds to build research facilities at the state’s three major public universities, including Kansas University. It was one of two pieces of legislation the regents sought that won Senate approval Wednesday. Senators also approved a bill addressing lingering questions from the state’s 1999 reorganization of higher education.
Move to extend session wins backing of Senate
April 4, 2002
The 2002 session isn’t likely to end next week, despite Democrats’ recent unhappiness with how work was progressing. On a voice vote Wednesday, the Senate adopted a resolution extending the session beyond a recess that starts April 14. The Legislature reconvenes May 1 for a wrap-up session scheduled for three or four days.
Hedging bets
April 4, 2002
J-W Editorials It would be wonderful to see American Indian tribes use their gambling revenue to build a firm economic base for their members. American Indian tribes should hedge their bets when it comes to casino gambling, according to a federal official who oversees Indian gaming.
Palestinians sacrificing next generation
April 4, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group When did the term suicide bomber enter the daily vocabulary of war? When did human weapons become a normal entry in the military arsenal? Hand grenades … rifles … suicide bombers? We are no longer shocked by young Palestinians who strap explosives to their bodies, turning themselves into cheap and mobile killing machines. We are no longer surprised by the willingness to die in the act of murder. Or to murder in the act of dying.
State offers new Web tax-filing program
April 4, 2002
Taxpayers have a new, free Internet-based electronic filing option. The Kansas Revenue Department, in partnership with the Information Network of Kansas, began offering WebFile at 1:15 p.m. Monday.
Just say ‘nuts’ to cholesterol connection
April 4, 2002
Q: I love nuts, but my doctor says I must avoid them because they are high in cholesterol. He’s considering whether I need cholesterol-lowering medicine. A registered dietitian told me that nuts have no cholesterol, so now I’m confused. Do I really need to avoid nuts completely?
Israeli troops fight refugees
April 4, 2002
Israeli tanks rolled into the West Bank’s largest city, Nablus, on Wednesday, and other troops laid siege to a refugee camp in Jenin, battling Palestinians who barricaded entrances and fought back with bombs and guns. Soldiers also encircled hundreds of Palestinian gunmen holed up in the church marking Jesus’ birthplace. Twelve Palestinians and an Israeli soldier were killed on the sixth day of Israel’s offensive aimed at crushing Palestinian militias and stopping terror attacks on Israeli civilians.
A dream realized
Crewman Brady Turner driven to succeed in Winston Cup
April 4, 2002
Amy Turner’s e-mail said she had an interesting story to tell, and it turned out to be completely true.
Donahue making television comeback
April 4, 2002
Veteran talk-show host Phil Donahue is returning to television with a nightly topical program on MSNBC, which hopes his hiring adds a spark of interest to a struggling network.
Rare instruments available to orchestra for half-price
April 4, 2002
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra can buy rare Stradivarius and Guarneri del Gesu violins and other instruments valued at $50 million for half-price as long as it raises the money by June 30.
Harlem Renaissance comedy takes the stage after recent rediscovery
April 4, 2002
A play by Zora Neale Hurston about the lives and loves of blacks in a Florida lumber mill village, its typescript rediscovered after a half-century at the Library of Congress, is running at one of the capital’s leading theaters.
Briefs
April 4, 2002
Activist’s attorneys file lawsuits against FBI Coalition having forum on 31st Street corridor Birding weekend features prairie chicken booming
People
April 4, 2002
Minnelli’s stepmother accuses actress of elder abuse, files suit Mother of car-crash victim sues Manson for wrongful death Something to laugh about
Americans trapped in West Bank city
April 4, 2002
Trapped in their homes by shelling and gunfire, they’re running short of food and water, soothing their fearful children and in at least one case dying in a hail of gunfire. They’re American citizens in Ramallah, one of the half-dozen West Bank towns that have come under Israeli military control in the past six days.
Cincinnati to settle racial-profiling suit, reform police
April 4, 2002
Nearly a year after the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man set off several nights of riots, Cincinnati’s leaders Wednesday reached tentative agreement on sweeping changes in the police department and settlement of a racial profiling lawsuit.
County OKs school fireworks
Commissioners make exception for Grant in closing celebration
April 4, 2002
By Mark Fagan Grant School can go ahead and shoot off fireworks to celebrate the end of its 40-year educational run, Douglas County commissioners decided Wednesday night.
Wells propels Yankees
New York lefty allows four hits in 1-0 victory over Orioles
April 4, 2002
The schedule said it was the second game of a long, 162-game season. To David Wells, however, it was much more.
Roderick E. Davis
April 4, 2002
Kansas practicing with renewed enthusiasm
April 4, 2002
By Robert Sinclair The couple of dozen people who attended Kansas University’s football practice Wednesday afternoon couldn’t always see what was going on across the practice fields, but they had a pretty good idea. “If you can’t see it,” KU senior linebacker Leo Etienne said, “you can hear it.”
6News video: Will Drew Gooden stay?
April 4, 2002
Kevin Romary discusses the perplexing question on the minds of many Jayhawk basketball fans: Will Drew Gooden go, or will he stay?
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
The marquee that looms over the tree-lined sidewalk along Massachusetts Street advertises the latest in independent and foreign film, but Liberty Hall, 644 Mass. is a throwback to the movie houses of old.
Mary Ellen Terry
April 4, 2002
Memorial services for Mary Ellen Terry, 53, Baldwin, will be announced at a later date. Burial was in Moyrus, Connaght, Co. Galway, Ireland. Ms. Terry died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
6News video: Progress Edition preview - needs of the future
April 4, 2002
Mark Fagan reports on what a variety of citizens say they’d like to see in Lawrence’s future.
Sound off
April 4, 2002
What is the name and address of the supervisor of the officials at the recent Maryland-Kansas NCAA basketball game? Hank Nichols is the NCAA supervisor of officials. He can be reached at NCAA headquarters. The address is Box 6222, Indianapolis, IN 46206-6222.
s ruling
April 4, 2002
By Mike Belt and Mindie Paget After nearly eight hours of deliberations, a Douglas County jury on Wednesday was unable to reach a verdict in the case of a man accused of firing gunshots at his Baldwin neighbor’s boyfriend. The impasse caused District Judge Jack Murphy to declared a mistrial.
Briefs
April 4, 2002
 Activist’s attorneys file lawsuits against FBI  Coalition having forum on 31st Street corridor  Birding weekend features prairie chicken booming
Cincinnati to settle racial-profiling suit, reform police
April 4, 2002
Nearly a year after the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man set off several nights of riots, Cincinnati’s leaders Wednesday reached tentative agreement on sweeping changes in the police department and settlement of a racial profiling lawsuit.
Finding much to criticize, lawmakers reject measure 64-58
April 4, 2002
Legislation allowing more gambling in Kansas was rejected in the House on Wednesday as both opponents and supporters found much to criticize in the bill. Two hours of debate  focusing on the social costs of gambling and whether the bill did enough for the state  preceded the 64-58 vote against advancing the measure to final House action.
report due
April 4, 2002
Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi apologized to Kansas City veterans Wednesday, while 23 inspectors swarmed through a hospital where maggots once infested the noses of two comatose patients.
Local briefs
April 4, 2002
 Celebrations: Parade plans under way for Art Tougeau 2002 It’s time to start dreaming up ideas for art that moves around on wheels. Deadline is April 25 for entries in Art Tougeau 2002, the seventh-annual wheeled art parade, which begins at noon May 4. Past entries have used roller blades, skateboards, bicycles, lawn mowers, shopping carts, wheelchairs  anything a participant can imagine, as long as it can maintain the parade’s 5-mph pace. The parade will begin at South Park and head north down Massachusetts Street toward the Kansas River Bridge. Participants will meet at 10:30 a.m. behind the Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot near 12th and Massachusetts streets. A $15 entry donation is requested, but children’s entries are free. Fully paid entrants will be eligible for prizes and trophies. Awards presentations will immediately follow the parade. For more information and an official entry form, contact Charles Jones at 841-4598. _________  Seminar: Fair housing to be topic of meeting scheduled at KU Fair housing will be the topic of a seminar Friday at Kansas University . The seminar runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Alderson Auditorium of the Kansas Union. Topics will include good credit, financial issues for low-income families, the Kansas landlord-tenant act and creating a budget. The event is sponsored by the Lawrence Alliance, KU Black Student Union, Off-Campus Living Resource Center and the KU African Students Assn. _________  Movie premiere: Animal activist film to make Kansas debut in Lawrence A film about a construction-worker-turned-animal-activist will make its Kansas debut today at Liberty Hall. The award-winning film “The Witness,” which documents how a construction contractor from a tough Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhood becomes an impassioned animal activist, will show at 7 p.m. today, 1 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 642 Mass. Admission is $3. The premiere is sponsored by Animal Outreach of Kansas, a nonprofit animal advocacy group based in Lawrence. _________  Schools: Central fund-raiser sets $12,000 collection goal Central Junior High School launched its annual fund-raiser Wednesday and set a collection goal of $12,000. Students gathered for an afternoon assembly to kick off the project. Collections start today and run through April 12. Money gathered by students will help fund student programs, computer equipment purchases and other special needs. Prizes will be awarded to individuals and teams for their fund-raising efforts. The school’s FunRun will conclude the drive at 2 p.m. April 12 at Central, 1400 Mass. _________  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.
Thirty teams expected to compete in Jayhawk Invitational next weekend
April 4, 2002
By Gary Bedore The second-annual Jayhawk Invitational, which will feature high school basketball players from across the country, will be held April 12-14 at Kansas University’s Allen Fieldhouse and Horejsi Center, plus Sport 2 Sport. Approximately 30 teams will compete in the 15, 16 and 17 age divisions. Local teams entered include Lawrence Sport 2 Sport, Kansas City Nets, KC Rocktown and KC Premier.
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
Blustering wind and light moisture blow in your face, and the spark of lightning and crack of thunder make you jump off of your seat, almost spilling your cool gin and tonic. Is this just another average night of turbulent weather in Kansas?
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
A trip to Disney World sparked the idea for The Hurricane Show, an event that takes place nightly at The Sandbar, 17 E. Eighth St.
New York lefty allows four hits in 1-0 victory over Orioles
April 4, 2002
The schedule said it was the second game of a long, 162-game season. To David Wells, however, it was much more.
Israel takes over largest West Bank town
April 4, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 12:52 p.m.) A week into Israel’s largest military offensive in a generation, troops on Thursday took over Nablus, the West Bank’s largest city, fought intense battles with gunmen barricaded in nearby refugee camps and tightened a cordon around armed Palestinians holed up in Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity.
Minnesota 1, Kansas City 0 - Twins blank KC
April 4, 2002
Hitters beware. Eric Milton has a new weapon. Mixing a suddenly effective changeup with his always-reliable fastball and curve, the Minnesota left-hander retired 19 batters in a row and beat Kansas City, 1-0, on a cold Wednesday night.
KC site for Mid-Con tourneys
April 4, 2002
The Mid-Continent Conference will hold its 2003 basketball tournaments in Kansas City, the conference announced Wednesday.
Palestinians sacrificing next generation
April 4, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group When did the term suicide bomber enter the daily vocabulary of war? When did human weapons become a normal entry in the military arsenal? Hand grenades … rifles … suicide bombers? We are no longer shocked by young Palestinians who strap explosives to their bodies, turning themselves into cheap and mobile killing machines. We are no longer surprised by the willingness to die in the act of murder. Or to murder in the act of dying.
Texans to pick Fresno quarterback
Houston’s expansion team plans to make Carr No. 1 selection in upcoming draft
April 4, 2002
The Houston Texans know the ultimate success for most NFL teams lies at quarterback.
s time to spring forward
April 4, 2002
By Jim Baker It’s almost time for the big clock change, both inner and literal. Come 2 a.m. Sunday, daylight-saving time officially kicks in. (Remember, it’s “spring forward”  from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m.  meaning we lose an hour.) The main purpose of daylight-saving time  first conceived by Benjamin Franklin  is to make better use of daylight. A poll conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation indicated that most Americans liked daylight-saving time because there’s more light in the evenings and they can get more done. But some people don’t appreciate the inconvenience of adjusting to a new sleep schedule or changing many clocks.
Baker students find there are always stories to be told
April 4, 2002
What’s happening on a Monday night in downtown Lawrence? Typically, it’s the slowest time of the week. Add in that it’s the Monday after the Jayhawks are defeated in the Final Four tournament, and you can expect it to be Deadsville.
A Night on the Town: Baker students find there are always stories to be told in downtown Lawrence
April 4, 2002
What’s happening on a Monday night in downtown Lawrence? Typically, it’s the slowest time of the week. Add in that it’s the Monday after the Jayhawks are defeated in the Final Four tournament and you can expect it to be Deadsville.
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
Many people think of Borders, 700 N.H., as just a place to buy books, but there is a lot more that goes on at this Lawrence neighborhood hangout.
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
Monday night, fans lined up outside The Bottleneck, 707 Vt., to see the bands Sparta and Thursday perform.
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
On Tuesday, the Lawrence Public Library celebrated Langston Hughes’ life with an all-day poetry reading. It was just part of the busy activity schedule maintained by Sandra Wiechert, community relations coordinator for the library.
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
Despite the loss by the Kansas University Jayhawks men’s basketball team on Saturday night, people showed up at Rick’s Place, 623 Vt., to watch the championship game Monday night
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
Those walking in the 600 block of Massachusetts Street may not notice it among the restaurants and coffeehouses, but Liberty Hall Video, 642 Mass., can give a person a different kind of night out on the town.
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
Tired of smoky, congested and noisy coffee houses? Some Lawrence residents and KU students have found an escape at Borders, 700 N.H.
Jayhawks whip Washburn, end losing skid
April 4, 2002
Kansas University’s softball team snapped a three-game losing streak on Wednesday with a 9-2 victory over Washburn at Jayhawk Field.
Milton John Niebrugge
April 4, 2002
Services for Milton John Niebrugge, 82, Auburn, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s United Church of Christ, north of Globe. Burial will be in St. John’s Church Cemetery. Mr. Niebrugge died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.
Grammys return to NYC
April 4, 2002
After a four-year hiatus on the West Coast and a spat with the former mayor, the Grammy Awards are returning to New York City for the 45th annual ceremony next year.
Jordan out for season
April 4, 2002
Michael Jordan will miss the rest of the season because of nagging problems with his knee.
Donahue making television comeback
April 4, 2002
Veteran talk-show host Phil Donahue is returning to television with a nightly topical program on MSNBC, which hopes his hiring adds a spark of interest to a struggling network.
s expansion team plans to make Carr No. 1 selection in upcoming draft
April 4, 2002
The Houston Texans know the ultimate success for most NFL teams lies at quarterback.
Money tight for security at U.S. Open
April 4, 2002
Security will be tightened for the U.S. Women’s Open in July. The question now is who’s going to pay for it?
Andy Benes to end long drought tonight
April 4, 2002
For a pitcher with 150 career victories, Andy Benes certainly feels like a kid.
s wife Kitaen charged with abuse
April 4, 2002
Actress Tawny Kitaen, wife of Cleveland Indians pitcher Chuck Finley, was charged Wednesday with spousal abuse and battery for allegedly attacking her husband.
Kansas tops K-State in Big 12 tennis dual
April 4, 2002
Kansas University’s tennis team claimed its ninth straight victory with a 4-3 decision over in-state rival Kansas State on Wednesday at Ahearn Fieldhouse.
Washington job tempting, but coach to stay in Big 12
April 4, 2002
After withdrawing from consideration for Washington’s basketball coaching vacancy, Quin Snyder said he expects to be at Missouri for “a long time.”
Jobs to be relocated to Lawrence, Topeka and Leavenworth
April 4, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 9:26 a.m.) Hallmark Cards Inc. will close its manufacturing plant at its Kansas City headquarters and send 340 jobs to factories in Lawrence, Topeka and Leavenworth.
Symposium honors KU professor of Spanish
April 4, 2002
A Kansas University professor of Spanish will be honored at a symposium Friday and Saturday at KU.
Commissioners make exception for Grant in closing celebration
April 4, 2002
By Mark Fagan Grant School can go ahead and shoot off fireworks to celebrate the end of its 40-year educational run, Douglas County commissioners decided Wednesday night.
White House willing to open talks with N. Korea
April 4, 2002
The White House greeted overtures by North Korea on Wednesday with a willingness to reopen dialogue with the communist country “anytime, anywhere” Â but not to drop President Bush’s tough talk against Pyongyang.
Saddam ups payments to families of bombers
April 4, 2002
Saddam Hussein has increased money for the relatives of suicide bombers from $10,000 to $25,000, drawing sharp criticism from Washington. But Palestinians say the bombers are driven by a priceless thirst for revenge, religious zeal and dreams of glory  not greed.
City reconsiders safety code
April 4, 2002
By Joel Mathis Bo March didn’t necessarily have a problem when the city told him to enlarge the windows on a rental house he owns at 2530 Ridge Court.
Vatican named in abuse suit
April 4, 2002
Two men sued the Vatican and three Roman Catholic dioceses Wednesday, accusing them of covering up sexual abuse at a Catholic boarding school in Florida and an Oregon monastery.
Students target cigarette trash
April 4, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Eighth-grader Jessica Thompson stayed after school Wednesday to kick some butt. On Kick Butts Day 2002, the Central Junior High School student picked up cigarette remains in Veterans Park, 1840 La., to dramatize the prevalence of teen smoking and the habit many smokers have of tossing burned butts on the ground.
NAIA coming to Lawrence
April 4, 2002
Lawrence’s Indoor Aquatic Center will be the site of the 2003 and 2004 NAIA swim championships.
University dumps sludge near creek
April 4, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A report earlier this week that the Kansas River was one of the nation’s dirtiest waterways hit home for Tom Bryce, a senior mechanic at Kansas University. He’s worried the university may be contributing to the pollution.
WorldCom to cut 4 percent of work force
April 4, 2002
Telecommunications giant WorldCom Inc. is eliminating 3,700 jobs in the United States  about 4 percent of its global work force  to reduce costs. The cuts announced Wednesday were in the company’s WorldCom Group, which includes its high-growth data, Internet and international businesses.
Commodities
April 4, 2002
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator  Wheat, $2.78; corn, $1.76; milo, $1.71; soybeans, $4.28. Edgerton Elevator  Wheat, $2.81; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.71; soybeans, $4.28. Overbrook Elevator  Wheat, $2.81; corn, $1.76; milo, $1.71; soybeans, $4.28. Midland Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.78; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.28. Lawrence North Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.81; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.31. Lawrence South Elevator  Wheat, $2.81; corn, $1.78; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.28. Pauline Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.33.
s legacy continues to save energy
April 4, 2002
Spring forward, fall back, what’s it all about? This weekend daylight-saving time kicks our clocks forward an hour, waking us up an hour earlier and giving us an extra hour of sunshine at the end of our day all summer long. Who came up with this idea?
Bush support
April 4, 2002
To the editor: I must respond to Tuesday’s letter to the editor, “Tough guy?”
Waldorf schooling
April 4, 2002
To the editor: I appreciate the opportunity to print corrections to the latest story about establishing a Waldorf School in Lawrence (J-W, March 24).
Move to extend session wins backing of Senate
April 4, 2002
The 2002 session isn’t likely to end next week, despite Democrats’ recent unhappiness with how work was progressing. On a voice vote Wednesday, the Senate adopted a resolution extending the session beyond a recess that starts April 14. The Legislature reconvenes May 1 for a wrap-up session scheduled for three or four days.
s distractions
April 4, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Once upon a time spring football practice at Kansas University was perceived as a necessary evil by the players and met with a yawn and a chin scratch by the masses. Now spring football practice at Kansas University has taken on a new meaning under first-year coach Mark Mangino.
Salaries top $2 billion
April 4, 2002
Baseball salaries topped $2 billion for the first time this year, with Texas shortstop Alex Rodriguez atop the list at $22 million. The New York Yankees led all clubs with a record payroll of nearly $126 million  $92 million more than last-place Tampa Bay.
6News video: Mangino brings changes to KU football
April 4, 2002
Kevin Romary reports what Kansas University’s new football coach, Mark Mangino, says about his first spring practice with the KU Jayhawks.
doubles team unbeaten against Baldwin, Highland Park, Olathe South
April 4, 2002
By Levi Chronister Free State High’s boy’s tennis team expected to start its season last week against Shawnee Mission South, but the dual was postponed because of bad weather. Firebirds coach Jon Renberger then expected the team to begin with a quad Wednesday at Blue Valley, but things changed again.
FSHS golf opens with loss to Rockhurst
April 4, 2002
By Andy Samuelson It wasn’t a win, but Free State High boys golf coach Jack Schreiner knew that would be a difficult feat Wednesday at Alvamar Country Club.
Library gears up for book sale
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
With more than 100,000 titles to choose from, the Spring Book Sale at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., is an event that book enthusiasts won’t want to miss.
Downtown bars attract sports fans
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
Ordering party trays and calling your friends to come over and watch the big game may be a fading tradition as bars add more and more television sets, big screens, games and drink deals to attract athletic enthusiasts.
Buffalo Wild Wings orders are flying high
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
Although Kansas University was ousted from the national basketball championship running, customers still packed into Buffalo Wild Wings, 1012 Mass. St., Monday night for, in manager Michael Kricsfeld’s words, “sports, beer and wings.”
Sandbar goes to Disney World to check out ‘hurricane’
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
A trip to Disney World sparked the idea for The Hurricane Show, an event that takes place nightly at The Sandbar, 17 E. Eighth St.
KU success story
April 4, 2002
Sprint PCS eliminating 91 more jobs
April 4, 2002
Sprint PCS is cutting 91 jobs in an effort to increase the wireless unit’s efficiency, company officials said this week.
A Night on the Town: Baker students find there are always stories to be told in downtown Lawrence
April 4, 2002
What’s happening on a Monday night in downtown Lawrence? Typically, it’s the slowest time of the week. Add in that it’s the Monday after the Jayhawks are defeated in the Final Four tournament and you can expect it to be Deadsville.
Bottleneck features smaller, local bands
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
A small light illuminated the doorway as a couple hundred concert-goers wait to enter The Bottleneck. This night (Monday), The Bottleneck is presenting Sparta, Thursday and the Detachment Kit.
Borders a good place to study, relax
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
Tired of smoky, congested and noisy coffee houses? Some Lawrence residents and KU students have found an escape at Borders, 700 N.H.
Finding daylight
It’s time to spring forward; don’t get left behind
April 4, 2002
By Jim Baker It’s almost time for the big clock change, both inner and literal. Come 2 a.m. Sunday, daylight-saving time officially kicks in. (Remember, it’s “spring forward” from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. meaning we lose an hour.) The main purpose of daylight-saving time first conceived by Benjamin Franklin is to make better use of daylight. A poll conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation indicated that most Americans liked daylight-saving time because there’s more light in the evenings and they can get more done. But some people don’t appreciate the inconvenience of adjusting to a new sleep schedule or changing many clocks.
Liberty Hall Video carries tapes outside the mainstream
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
Those walking in the 600 block of Massachusetts Street may not notice it among the restaurants and coffeehouses, but Liberty Hall Video, 642 Mass., can give a person a different kind of night out on the town.
Rick’s Place still draws Hawk fans for final tourney game
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
Despite the loss by the Kansas University Jayhawks men’s basketball team on Saturday night, people showed up at Rick’s Place, 623 Vt., to watch the championship game Monday night
Library offers more than book check-outs
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
On Tuesday, the Lawrence Public Library celebrated Langston Hughes’ life with an all-day poetry reading. It was just part of the busy activity schedule maintained by Sandra Wiechert, community relations coordinator for the library.
Music fans drive to be Thursday at The Bottleneck
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
Monday night, fans lined up outside The Bottleneck, 707 Vt., to see the bands Sparta and Thursday perform.
Borders seen mostly as a bookstore
A Night on the Town
April 4, 2002
Many people think of Borders, 700 N.H., as just a place to buy books, but there is a lot more that goes on at this Lawrence neighborhood hangout.
One bright idea: Ben Franklin’s legacy continues to save energy
April 4, 2002
Spring forward, fall back, what’s it all about? This weekend daylight-saving time kicks our clocks forward an hour, waking us up an hour earlier and giving us an extra hour of sunshine at the end of our day all summer long. Who came up with this idea?
Baker students find there are always stories to be told
April 4, 2002
What’s happening on a Monday night in downtown Lawrence? Typically, it’s the slowest time of the week. Add in that it’s the Monday after the Jayhawks are defeated in the Final Four tournament, and you can expect it to be Deadsville.
WorldCom to cut 4 percent of work force
April 4, 2002
Telecommunications giant WorldCom Inc. is eliminating 3,700 jobs in the United States about 4 percent of its global work force to reduce costs. The cuts announced Wednesday were in the company’s WorldCom Group, which includes its high-growth data, Internet and international businesses.
Mideast, economy behind rise in oil prices
U.S. officials play down oil embargo threat
April 4, 2002
President Bush’s spokesman blamed climbing U.S. pump prices on Mideast tension, the recovering economy and seasonal factors, but expressed no concern about a possible Iraqi-led oil embargo against the United States. Gasoline prices have jumped 23 cents per gallon during the past month, and U.S. crude prices have jumped by 36 percent since the beginning of February.
Unsolved death finally yields suspects
April 4, 2002
By Mike Belt The shroud of mystery that has draped the slaying of a rural Lawrence man the past 29 months started to unravel Wednesday. Prosecutors charged two men and a woman for roles they allegedly played in the slaying of Clarence Rinke. They say the trio went to Rinke’s secluded Jefferson County home bent on robbing the gun collector, who prosecutors allege dealt drugs. But the robbery went awry. There was a struggle; then a gun blast.
Memories of bloodshed follow U.S. troops home
April 4, 2002
The first major unit of American soldiers heading home from Afghanistan packed their bags Wednesday with everything from Qurans swiped from the bodies of dead al-Qaida fighters to Afghan hats traded for cigarettes. But the infantry soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division also take home some more complicated baggage new ideas about war and politics and, for some, the memory of what it feels like to kill.
Gambling bill loses in House
Finding much to criticize, lawmakers reject measure 64-58
April 4, 2002
Legislation allowing more gambling in Kansas was rejected in the House on Wednesday as both opponents and supporters found much to criticize in the bill. Two hours of debate � focusing on the social costs of gambling and whether the bill did enough for the state � preceded the 64-58 vote against advancing the measure to final House action.
Students target cigarette trash
April 4, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Eighth-grader Jessica Thompson stayed after school Wednesday to kick some butt. On Kick Butts Day 2002, the Central Junior High School student picked up cigarette remains in Veterans Park, 1840 La., to dramatize the prevalence of teen smoking and the habit many smokers have of tossing burned butts on the ground.
Lawrence district to lay off at least 55 educators
Counselors, nontenured teachers, certified staff members among those on pink-slip lists
April 4, 2002
By Tim Carpenter At least 55 educators in the Lawrence public schools will receive pink slips, district officials said Wednesday. Twenty-five nontenured teachers, counselors and other certified staff at elementary schools are on the list with 30 employees at the junior high schools and high schools.
Money tight for security at U.S. Open
April 4, 2002
Security will be tightened for the U.S. Women’s Open in July. The question now is who’s going to pay for it?
Vatican named in abuse suit
April 4, 2002
Two men sued the Vatican and three Roman Catholic dioceses Wednesday, accusing them of covering up sexual abuse at a Catholic boarding school in Florida and an Oregon monastery.
FSHS golf opens with loss to Rockhurst
April 4, 2002
By Andy Samuelson It wasn’t a win, but Free State High boys golf coach Jack Schreiner knew that would be a difficult feat Wednesday at Alvamar Country Club.
Grammys return to NYC
April 4, 2002
After a four-year hiatus on the West Coast and a spat with the former mayor, the Grammy Awards are returning to New York City for the 45th annual ceremony next year.
KC site for Mid-Con tourneys
April 4, 2002
The Mid-Continent Conference will hold its 2003 basketball tournaments in Kansas City, the conference announced Wednesday.
City reconsiders safety code
April 4, 2002
By Joel Mathis Bo March didn’t necessarily have a problem when the city told him to enlarge the windows on a rental house he owns at 2530 Ridge Court.
Saddam ups payments to families of bombers
April 4, 2002
Saddam Hussein has increased money for the relatives of suicide bombers from $10,000 to $25,000, drawing sharp criticism from Washington. But Palestinians say the bombers are driven by a priceless thirst for revenge, religious zeal and dreams of glory not greed.
White House willing to open talks with N. Korea
April 4, 2002
The White House greeted overtures by North Korea on Wednesday with a willingness to reopen dialogue with the communist country “anytime, anywhere” but not to drop President Bush’s tough talk against Pyongyang.
Closed practices couldn’t hurt KU
New coach minimizing team’s distractions
April 4, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Once upon a time spring football practice at Kansas University was perceived as a necessary evil by the players and met with a yawn and a chin scratch by the masses. Now spring football practice at Kansas University has taken on a new meaning under first-year coach Mark Mangino.
Minnesota 1, Kansas City 0 - Twins blank KC
April 4, 2002
Hitters beware. Eric Milton has a new weapon. Mixing a suddenly effective changeup with his always-reliable fastball and curve, the Minnesota left-hander retired 19 batters in a row and beat Kansas City, 1-0, on a cold Wednesday night.
Salaries top $2 billion
April 4, 2002
Baseball salaries topped $2 billion for the first time this year, with Texas shortstop Alex Rodriguez atop the list at $22 million. The New York Yankees led all clubs with a record payroll of nearly $126 million $92 million more than last-place Tampa Bay.
Free State rolls in season-opening quad
Firebirds’ doubles team unbeaten against Baldwin, Highland Park, Olathe South
April 4, 2002
By Levi Chronister Free State High’s boy’s tennis team expected to start its season last week against Shawnee Mission South, but the dual was postponed because of bad weather. Firebirds coach Jon Renberger then expected the team to begin with a quad Wednesday at Blue Valley, but things changed again.
Snyder ‘loves’ Missouri
Washington job tempting, but coach to stay in Big 12
April 4, 2002
After withdrawing from consideration for Washington’s basketball coaching vacancy, Quin Snyder said he expects to be at Missouri for “a long time.”
Finley’s wife Kitaen charged with abuse
April 4, 2002
Actress Tawny Kitaen, wife of Cleveland Indians pitcher Chuck Finley, was charged Wednesday with spousal abuse and battery for allegedly attacking her husband.
Andy Benes to end long drought tonight
April 4, 2002
For a pitcher with 150 career victories, Andy Benes certainly feels like a kid.
6News video: Three arrested in Jefferson County murder case
April 4, 2002
Tina Terry reports on three people being arrested in connection with the 1999 murder of Clarence Rinke in rural Jefferson County.
6News video: Progress Edition preview - needs of the future
April 4, 2002
Mark Fagan reports on what a variety of citizens say they’d like to see in Lawrence’s future.
Daily ticker
April 4, 2002
Dow Industrials Â115.42, 10,198.29
Daily ticker
April 4, 2002
Best bets
April 4, 2002
TODAY LAWRENCE
Bush support
April 4, 2002
KU success story
April 4, 2002
To the editor: The March 29 edition of USA Today listed the graduation statistics (for the years 1991-94) of the male Final Four basketball teams: Kansas University, 64 percent; Indiana University, 43 percent; University of Maryland, 19 percent; University of Oklahoma, 0 percent. How could the KU possibly ask anything more of Roy Williams and the staff and people who support his basketball program?
Mary Ellen Terry
April 4, 2002
Milton John Niebrugge
April 4, 2002
On the record
April 4, 2002
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
On the record
April 4, 2002
Our town sports
April 4, 2002
Conroy Wins Opener: Randy Conroy fired a 76 to win the Jayhawk Golf Club’s season opener last Saturday at Alvamar. Ron Huckfeldt was runner-up with a 78 and Roger Gemeinhardt third with an 80. In net scoring, Bob Clark and Mike DuPree each shot a 70 and Steve Crawford carded a 72.
Our town sports
April 4, 2002
Conroy Wins Opener: Randy Conroy fired a 76 to win the Jayhawk Golf Club’s season opener last Saturday at Alvamar. Ron Huckfeldt was runner-up with a 78 and Roger Gemeinhardt third with an 80. In net scoring, Bob Clark and Mike DuPree each shot a 70 and Steve Crawford carded a 72.
Region briefs
April 4, 2002
 Autopsy inconclusive in newborn’s death  School strip search brings early retiremen  Service to honor soldiers killed in blast
Region briefs
April 4, 2002
Autopsy inconclusive in newborn’s death School strip search brings early retiremen Service to honor soldiers killed in blast
Teen activities
April 4, 2002
Symposium honors KU professor of Spanish
April 4, 2002
A Kansas University professor of Spanish will be honored at a symposium Friday and Saturday at KU.
Waldorf schooling
April 4, 2002
University dumps sludge near creek
April 4, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A report earlier this week that the Kansas River was one of the nation’s dirtiest waterways hit home for Tom Bryce, a senior mechanic at Kansas University. He’s worried the university may be contributing to the pollution.
6News video: Will Drew Gooden stay?
April 4, 2002
Kevin Romary discusses the perplexing question on the minds of many Jayhawk basketball fans: Will Drew Gooden go, or will he stay?
6News video: Mangino brings changes to KU football
April 4, 2002
Kevin Romary reports what Kansas University’s new football coach, Mark Mangino, says about his first spring practice with the KU Jayhawks.
Entertainment Calendar
April 4, 2002
THURSDAY Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Ongoing Events
Briefcase
April 4, 2002
 New type of barbecue lands on 23rd Street  SEC seeking explanation from cable company giant  GM recalls 1.9 million autos  Microsoft COO to step down