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Stovall reconsidering governor’s race
April 9, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 10:24 p.m.) Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall, the candidate of choice for the GOP’s moderate wing in the upcoming gubernatorial election, is reconsidering her candidacy, top Republican leaders said Tuesday.
13 Israeli soldiers killed in West Bank attack
April 9, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 2:03 p.m.) Palestinian militants ambushed Israeli soldiers during intense fighting in a refugee camp Tuesday, opening fire from rooftops and setting off explosions that collapsed a building on troops in a narrow alley, the Israeli military said. Thirteen Israeli soldiers were killed and nine were wounded.
Topeka man dies in truck/train collision
April 9, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 1:52 p.m.) A Topeka man was killed when his tractor-trailer collided with a train Tuesday morning in northeast Franklin County.
Israel pulls out of two West Bank cities
April 9, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 6:57 a.m.) Under heavy U.S. pressure, Israel withdrew Tuesday from two Palestinian towns, but soldiers invaded other areas of the West Bank and fought dozens of beleaguered gunmen in a refugee camp in what was emerging as the deadliest battle of the 12-day military offensive.
Untitled
April 9, 2002
When I look back on grade school, I remember the good times that I had. My friends, family and teachers all bring back memories. However, some people just seems to pop out, and for whatever reason they are engraved into my picture of what school was like. One person that stands out is a guy who I am pround to have had as a teacher and a friend. His name is Joe Sears.
Speaker addresses overpopulation
April 9, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess In a visit to Kansas University to talk about overpopulation, Werner Fornos found himself in a sparsely filled room. The crowd of 50 at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union didn’t phase Fornos, president of Washington, D.C.-based The Population Institute.
Rose Owen Smith
April 9, 2002
Proud Jayhawk
April 9, 2002
To the editor: P.T. Barnum is credited with coining the phrase, “Do it big! Do it right! Give it class!” and he created “The Greatest Show on Earth.” This letter comes to praise Coach Roy Williams and the Kansas University men’s basketball team for “doing it right, doing it big and giving it class!”
On the record
April 9, 2002
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
April 9, 2002
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
April 9, 2002
IN 1977 Kansas legislators began a 20-day break, leaving behind a huge pile of unfinished business.
NBA Briefs
April 9, 2002
Magic coach hints at Ewing’s retirement Carter’s recovery slower than expected Odom to have surgery
NBA Briefs
April 9, 2002
 Magic coach hints at Ewing’s retirement  Carter’s recovery slower than expected  Odom to have surgery
Marie Gilliland
April 9, 2002
June Kinsley
April 9, 2002
Brumley paces Lions
April 9, 2002
Sophomore Daniel Brumley carded an 82 to pace Lawrence High golfers at the Manhattan Invitational at Manhattan CC on Monday. Scott Andrews (85), Thomas Fulbright (89) and Jon Gittins (93) also contributed to the 349 team total.
Briefcase
April 9, 2002
Clothing retailer: Levi Strauss to close plants Enron case: Defendants add nine banks to list in securities lawsuit Brokerage: Ameritrade buying rival Earnings: Investors drop IBM shares
Billy Jo Hunsinger
April 9, 2002
Graveside services for Billy Jo Hunsinger, 70, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Hunsinger died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Lawrence.
Daily ticker
April 9, 2002
Untitled
April 9, 2002
When I look back on grade school, I remember the good times that I had. My friends, family and teachers all bring back memories. However, some people just seems to pop out, and for whatever reason they are engraved into my picture of what school was like. One person that stands out is a guy who I am pround to have had as a teacher and a friend. His name is Joe Sears.
Kindness United Us for Sandy Allen
April 9, 2002
When you think about people you have known for a long time you expect that they have been a big influence in your life. But when you have only known someone for a short time and they have made an impact on you, you see that they are truly special.
Kindness Unites Us for Celia Miller
April 9, 2002
Kindness: being of a sympathetic nature, benevolent and compassionate. We all know someone with these qualities, a person who has given up something in order to help us succeed or done a few random nice things, but can you think of anyone who has consistently shown that towards you? Although many people have been kind to me throughout my life, one person stands out the most.
Drew’s top 10
April 9, 2002
Proud Jayhawk
April 9, 2002
Opera star woos Wichita audiences
April 9, 2002
Fresh from a monthlong vacation in Barbados, Luciano Pavarotti kicked off the Wichita Grand Opera’s inaugural season in high style, belting out favorites and oozing charisma. At the invitation of Wichita’s new opera group, Pavarotti stepped on stage Saturday night at the Kansas Coliseum before 6,400 fans who paid between $20 and $500 per ticket.
ConAgra plant’s future still uncertain
April 9, 2002
Many displaced meatpacking employees are surviving on minimum wage jobs and charity more than a year after fire swept through the ConAgra plant in Garden City. ConAgra had said it would decide by April 1, 2001, if it would rebuild from the December 2000 blaze.
Reward money increases in Martin investigation
April 9, 2002
The reward has grown to nearly $50,000 for information leading to a conviction in the stabbing death of a Kansas University student killed while studying in Costa Rica. Shannon Martin, 23, was killed last May while finishing a research project on the Central American country’s ferns.
County Commission
Separate planning commissions discussed
April 9, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:35 p.m. Wednesday County Courthouse
Celebrities recommend favorite reading lists
April 9, 2002
California Gov. Gray Davis’ favorite book is “A Man for All Seasons,” actor-comedian Lily Tomlin likes “The Shipping News,” and film star Mira Sorvino was fascinated by “A Brief History of Time.”
N.Y. Times sets Pulitzer record
April 9, 2002
Coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks, their aftermath and the war on terrorism won eight of the 14 Pulitzer Prizes on Monday to become the most dominant single news story in the awards’ history.
LHS golfers take fifth
April 9, 2002
Sophomore Nathaniel Spencer shot an 8-over-par 80 to lead Lawrence High’s golfers to a fifth-place finish at the Shawnee Mission East Invitational on Monday at rain-soaked Meadowbrook CC.
Kindness Essay for Coy Weege
April 9, 2002
United States National Soccer team player, Joy Fawcett once said, “You have to keep the fun alive if you’re not going to enjoy it, what’s the point?” Coy Weege is the coach who made the difference for me, and taught me how to keep the fun alive. Coy possesses the patience to handle any situation with grace. Because of him, I am a better soccer player and a better person. My favorite characteristic of Coy is undoubtedly his contagiously positive attitude. Coy Weege isn’t just a terrific soccer coach; he is a terrific person also.
SAMSUNG/Radio Shack 500: Kenseth grabs second victory of season
Former Winston Cup rookie of year finishes 0.888 seconds ahead of Gordon
April 9, 2002
Maybe practice is overrated. Matt Kenseth won the Samsung/Radio Shack 500 on Monday despite running only five laps in practice at Texas Motor Speedway.
Detroit fires manager, GM
Garner, Smith out; Pujols named interim skipper
April 9, 2002
Somebody had to go following the Tigers’ 0-6 start, so Detroit fired manager Phil Garner and general manager Randy Smith on Monday. The dismissal of Garner tied the quickest firing of a manager who started the season since 1900, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Gooden adds to haul
Team MVP honored at ceremony, but mum on future
April 9, 2002
By Gary Bedore An announcement was made regarding Drew Gooden at Kansas University’s basketball awards ceremony on Monday night. But it had nothing to do with Gooden’s impending decision whether to skip his senior season at KU for the NBA.
Deep Natural’ reveals artist’s passionate resolve to making new music
April 9, 2002
Michelle Shocked’s life story of Army brat turned homeless squatter to deeply political activist to unlikely rock star was at times more interesting than her music.
Classic TV stars resurface
April 9, 2002
Tonight’s schedule offers a few familiar faces from departed sitcoms. Hal Linden (“Barney Miller”) guest stars on “Gilmore Girls” (7 p.m.). The family-friendly comedy takes an unexpected turn when Emily (Kelly Bishop) invites her feisty daughter for a posh spa weekend getaway, and to her surprise, Lorelai accepts.
Speaker addresses overpopulation
April 9, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess In a visit to Kansas University to talk about overpopulation, Werner Fornos found himself in a sparsely filled room. The crowd of 50 at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union didn’t phase Fornos, president of Washington, D.C.-based The Population Institute.
Iraq cuts oil exports to support Palestinians
April 9, 2002
Oil prices surged Monday in a fresh wave of anxiety after Iraqi President Saddam Hussein cut off crude exports to demonstrate support for the Palestinians in their struggle with Israel.
Stimulus bill a new headache in wake of $700 million shortfall
April 9, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Already reeling from its worst budget crisis in memory, the state of Kansas has another financial blow to absorb. This time it comes in the form of a post-Sept. 11 economic stimulus bill approved by Congress and signed into law March 9 by President Bush.
Shelter to request city’s financial help
April 9, 2002
By Joel Mathis Saying private agencies can’t do all the work, The Salvation Army is asking the city to take responsibility for helping shelter Lawrence’s homeless population. The Salvation Army, which runs a wintertime homeless shelter, will tonight ask the city for $20,000 to keep the shelter open this summer.
Class-size researcher spreads message
April 9, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Parents need to raise hell in direct proportion to decisions by policy-makers that increase class sizes in elementary schools. That’s the opinion of Helen Pate-Bain, who mixes the grandmotherly appearance of a 77-year-old retired teacher with a take-no-prisoners educational mission to convince Americans that small class size is at the core of improvements in student achievement.
Properties targeted for tax sale
April 9, 2002
Here’s a list of properties, their owners, and property taxes, interest and fees owed for 1994-1997.
KU men’s golf in 6th
April 9, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s golf team was in sixth place after the first round Monday of the Western Intercollegiate. KU opened the two-day tournament with a first-round team score of 290 on the 6,445-yard, par-70 Pasatiempo Golf Course.
Friends and neighbors
April 9, 2002
Properties targeted for tax sale
April 9, 2002
Here’s a list of properties, their owners, and property taxes, interest and fees owed for 1994-1997.
Fine-arts funding advocates remain vigilant
April 9, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Arts officials are breathing a little easier but still on alert for possible budget cuts coursing through the Legislature. “We have to be watchful,” David Wilson, executive director of the Kansas Arts Commission, said Monday.
On the street
April 9, 2002
Asked at Java Break Did the rain affect your day?
Separate planning commissions discussed
April 9, 2002
Agenda highlights  6:35 p.m. Wednesday  County Courthouse
Reward money increases in Martin investigation
April 9, 2002
The reward has grown to nearly $50,000 for information leading to a conviction in the stabbing death of a Kansas University student killed while studying in Costa Rica. Shannon Martin, 23, was killed last May while finishing a research project on the Central American country’s ferns.
s future still uncertain
April 9, 2002
Many displaced meatpacking employees are surviving on minimum wage jobs and charity more than a year after fire swept through the ConAgra plant in Garden City. ConAgra had said it would decide by April 1, 2001, if it would rebuild from the December 2000 blaze.
Opera star woos Wichita audiences
April 9, 2002
Fresh from a monthlong vacation in Barbados, Luciano Pavarotti kicked off the Wichita Grand Opera’s inaugural season in high style, belting out favorites and oozing charisma. At the invitation of Wichita’s new opera group, Pavarotti stepped on stage Saturday night at the Kansas Coliseum before 6,400 fans who paid between $20 and $500 per ticket.
Israel pulls out of two West Bank cities
April 9, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 6:57 a.m.) Under heavy U.S. pressure, Israel withdrew Tuesday from two Palestinian towns, but soldiers invaded other areas of the West Bank and fought dozens of beleaguered gunmen in a refugee camp in what was emerging as the deadliest battle of the 12-day military offensive.
s race
April 9, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 10:24 p.m.) Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall, the candidate of choice for the GOP’s moderate wing in the upcoming gubernatorial election, is reconsidering her candidacy, top Republican leaders said Tuesday.
Wooden staying at FSHS
April 9, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus All-Sunflower League performer Keith Wooden says he plans to return for his senior year at Free State High. While the Firebirds were struggling midway through the 2001-02 boys basketball season, Wooden hinted he might move with his mother and stepfather to Olathe for his senior year and play for either Olathe South or Olathe East.
6Sports video report: Fans still have chance to see Mangino in action before next season
April 9, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the last public practice the Jayhawk football team held before the spring game, coming up on April 26th.
6Sports video report: Basketball team members honored with awards
April 9, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on Monday night’s basketball awards ceremony, and the cancellation of Monday,s Final Four parade.
Kindness United Us for Sandy Allen
April 9, 2002
When you think about people you have known for a long time you expect that they have been a big influence in your life. But when you have only known someone for a short time and they have made an impact on you, you see that they are truly special.
Kindness Unites Us for Debbie Woodall
April 9, 2002
Over the past four years, I’ve learned things from Debbie Woodall that cannot be found in a textbook. Very few people are able to work and teach something that they truly love and show so much enthusiasm. Not many adults are able to work with hundreds of students in such a stressful profession and be so caring. Being able to even encourage a student to practice is an amazing feat, but being able to encourage students to take lessons or take up a new instrument is quite another. Through her compassion and love for music, and her enthusiasm and encouragement to share that love of music, Debbie Woodall’s compassion has touched not only my life but also the hundreds of students she works with daily.
Teen on the street
April 9, 2002
This week’s question
Second baseman adds four RBIs in 8-4 victory
April 9, 2002
With a single, triple and home run in his first three at-bats, Craig Biggio knew what needed to be done. After being walked intentionally in his next plate appearance, Biggio lined a two-run double down the left-field line, completing the cycle and helping the Houston Astros to an 8-4 victory Monday in the Colorado Rockies’ home opener.
Garner, Smith out
April 9, 2002
Somebody had to go following the Tigers’ 0-6 start, so Detroit fired manager Phil Garner and general manager Randy Smith on Monday. The dismissal of Garner tied the quickest firing of a manager who started the season since 1900, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
s golf in 6th
April 9, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s golf team was in sixth place after the first round Monday of the Western Intercollegiate. KU opened the two-day tournament with a first-round team score of 290 on the 6,445-yard, par-70 Pasatiempo Golf Course.
June Kinsley
April 9, 2002
Centropolis  Services for June Kinsley, 73, Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Eight Mile Old German Baptist Brethren Church, west of Centropolis. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Kinsley died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Vintage Park Assisted Living, Baldwin.
Marie Gilliland
April 9, 2002
Worden  Services for Marie Gilliland, 75, Worden, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Worden United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Worden Cemetery. Mrs. Gilliland died Monday, April 8, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Celebrities recommend favorite reading lists
April 9, 2002
California Gov. Gray Davis’ favorite book is “A Man for All Seasons,” actor-comedian Lily Tomlin likes “The Shipping News,” and film star Mira Sorvino was fascinated by “A Brief History of Time.”
6News video report: Oil embargo will hit local consumers hard
April 9, 2002
Tina Terry reports on the effects the 30 day embargo on oil from Iraq will have on Lawrence motorists.
Rainy days and mondays
April 9, 2002
Alternative head gear was in order for some Kansas University students as they made their way between classes during a steady rainfall. Monday’s rain was a welcome sight for area farmers.
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
April 9, 2002
The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.32 at the Conoco at Sixth Street and Crestline Drive and the Citgo stations at Ninth and Iowa streets and at 920 N. Second St.
Farmers, firefighters thankful parched fields getting precipitation
April 9, 2002
By Mike Belt Bob Gabriel Sr. woke Monday to a rainy, gloomy day. And the rural Eudora farmer couldn’t have been happier. “This is just a tremendous blessing,” said Gabriel, 57, as he welcomed the daylong drenching of his wheat and corn fields.
Move not end of offensive
April 9, 2002
After yet another stern warning from President Bush and under increasing world pressure, Israel began withdrawing early today from two of the West Bank cities it occupied, Palestinian security sources said.
Stimulus bill a new headache in wake of $700 million shortfall
April 9, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Already reeling from its worst budget crisis in memory, the state of Kansas has another financial blow to absorb. This time it comes in the form of a post-Sept. 11 economic stimulus bill approved by Congress and signed into law March 9 by President Bush.
Choosing child care requires research
April 9, 2002
By Karen Palermo Bledsoe Philip Oyler is getting a lot of on-the-job training about finding a child-care provider with his 14-month-old daughter. “We’re changing day cares this time because of location,” Oyler said. “We don’t expect her to be treated with golden gloves, but we want a friendly environment that’s conducive to her learning.”
Bush enlists domestic support
April 9, 2002
President Bush on Monday revived his appeal for Americans to do their part against terrorism by volunteering with police and emergency crews. “We need this participation from our citizenry,” he said.
s influence varies among Lawrence girls
April 9, 2002
By Jim Baker There’s no escaping her  Britney’s everywhere. Gyrating on the tube in Pepsi commercials, music videos and awards shows. Acting up a storm on the silver screen in her first movie, “Crossroads.” Crooning her latest tunes on CDs, staring out from the covers of countless teen and fashion magazines.
Team MVP honored at ceremony, but mum on future
April 9, 2002
By Gary Bedore An announcement was made regarding Drew Gooden at Kansas University’s basketball awards ceremony on Monday night. But it had nothing to do with Gooden’s impending decision whether to skip his senior season at KU for the NBA.
Friends and neighbors
April 9, 2002
Royalty Verna Smith and Wayne Calderwood, both of Lawrence, were king and queen for the day. Residents at LakeView Manor celebrated Valentine’s Day by voting for King and Queen. Kathy Eisman, activity director at LakeView Manor, submitted 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.
Statewide job
April 9, 2002
Journal-World Editorial The Kansas Board of Regents isn’t the only group that should be lobbying on behalf of higher education in the state. The editorial column of the Journal-World hasn’t hesitated to criticize higher education officials for not doing a good enough job of promoting state universities and making the case for them to receive more state funding.
Richard A. Kastrup
April 9, 2002
On the record
April 9, 2002
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
Horoscopes
April 9, 2002
For Tuesday, April 9, 2002, those with birthdays today: Walk away from negative thinking, yet avoid living with your rose-colored glasses on. Balance needs to exist in your life if you want to gain this year. Much goes on behind the scenes, and you might not be sure of what you want. If you are single, you will meet someone quite significant in the second half of your birthday year. If you are attached, treat your sweetie like your best friend, and you’ll become much closer. Together you have a great time. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
6Sports video report: Basketball team members honored with awards
April 9, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on Monday night’s basketball awards ceremony, and the cancellation of Monday,s Final Four parade.
6Sports video report: Fans still have chance to see Mangino in action before next season
April 9, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the last public practice the Jayhawk football team held before the spring game, coming up on April 26th.
Area briefs
April 9, 2002
Merriam resident thrown through bar window in fight Lawrence resident arrested after collision with train Power failure at Dillons store forces disposal of dairy items Suspect in hunting accident makes first court appearance
Briefcase
April 9, 2002
 Clothing retailer: Levi Strauss to close plants  Enron case: Defendants add nine banks to list in securities lawsuit  Brokerage: Ameritrade buying rival  Earnings: Investors drop IBM shares
13 Israeli soldiers killed in West Bank attack
April 9, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 2:03 p.m.) Palestinian militants ambushed Israeli soldiers during intense fighting in a refugee camp Tuesday, opening fire from rooftops and setting off explosions that collapsed a building on troops in a narrow alley, the Israeli military said. Thirteen Israeli soldiers were killed and nine were wounded.
Andersen to lay off 7,000 employees
April 9, 2002
Staggered by a rapid loss of business following the Enron scandal, Arthur Andersen LLP announced Monday it is laying off about 7,000 employees, or more than a quarter of its U.S. work force.
Study abroad numbers up
April 9, 2002
By Terry Rombeck World turmoil and the murder of a Kansas University student in Costa Rica last year apparently haven’t discouraged students from wanting to travel to other countries. Applications for KU’s study abroad summer programs have increased slightly from last year.
Late state aid puts districts in tight spot
April 9, 2002
When state aid to schools was delayed in December, school officials were concerned. The second delay, late in the academic year, has districts in a pinch. “We will be able to cover this month but will not have any cushion if it happens again,” Haven superintendent Jim Chadwick said Monday. “I suppose if it does, we will just have to put off payroll.”
Statewide job
April 9, 2002
Journal-World Editorial The Kansas Board of Regents isn’t the only group that should be lobbying on behalf of higher education in the state. The editorial column of the Journal-World hasn’t hesitated to criticize higher education officials for not doing a good enough job of promoting state universities and making the case for them to receive more state funding.
Richard A. Kastrup
April 9, 2002
Services for Richard A. Kastrup, 56, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Kastrup died Monday, April 8, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Births
April 9, 2002
Jennifer and Jimmy Decker, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday.
Iraq cuts oil exports to support Palestinians
April 9, 2002
Oil prices surged Monday in a fresh wave of anxiety after Iraqi President Saddam Hussein cut off crude exports to demonstrate support for the Palestinians in their struggle with Israel.
Lloyd L. DeHoff
April 9, 2002
Tonganoxie  Services for Lloyd L. DeHoff, 79, Tonganoxie, are pending and will be announced by Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Mr. DeHoff died Monday, April 8, 2002, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
Your Money: Thorough research needed before picking day care
April 9, 2002
Karen Bledsoe reports on things parents should look for in a day care for their child.
6News video report: Oil embargo will hit local consumers hard
April 9, 2002
Tina Terry reports on the effects the 30 day embargo on oil from Iraq will have on Lawrence motorists.
NBA Roundup: Mavericks hammer Jazz
April 9, 2002
Nick Van Exel and Michael Finley each heated up in the fourth quarter and finished with 20 points, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 105-96 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.
American League Roundup: Yankees win sixth straight, 16-3
April 9, 2002
The New York Yankees are making everything look easy. Robin Ventura had six RBIs and Alfonso Soriano had a career-high five hits as the defending AL champions won their sixth straight since an opening-day loss, a 16-3 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.
National League Roundup: Biggio hits for cycle
Second baseman adds four RBIs in 8-4 victory
April 9, 2002
With a single, triple and home run in his first three at-bats, Craig Biggio knew what needed to be done. After being walked intentionally in his next plate appearance, Biggio lined a two-run double down the left-field line, completing the cycle and helping the Houston Astros to an 8-4 victory Monday in the Colorado Rockies’ home opener.
Congressional races heat up
April 9, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn Party leaders are locked in a death struggle to hold their ground in the closely divided Congress and add the extra seats necessary to shake up the political balance. The battle has already turned personal with allies of President Bush going so far as to compare Majority Leader Tom Daschle to Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
Memories worth storing
April 9, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group We are adding another relic to the huge pile that looms outside our door when a neighbor walks by and asks approvingly, “Spring cleaning?” “Sort of,” I answer and turn my eyes to the sidewalk that looks like a giant yard sale of cardboard boxes, plastic bags and broken furniture.
Late state aid puts districts in tight spot
April 9, 2002
When state aid to schools was delayed in December, school officials were concerned. The second delay, late in the academic year, has districts in a pinch. “We will be able to cover this month but will not have any cushion if it happens again,” Haven superintendent Jim Chadwick said Monday. “I suppose if it does, we will just have to put off payroll.”
State Briefs
April 9, 2002
Manhattan: Teen found innocent in soldier’s slaying Wichita: Homicide suspect found competent to stand trial Frankfort: Three killed in accident
Lloyd L. DeHoff
April 9, 2002
Billy Jo Hunsinger
April 9, 2002
Anthony J. Zuzzio
April 9, 2002
Runs, home runs down so far this baseball season
April 9, 2002
Pitchers are striking back. While Barry Bonds seems immune, home runs during the first week of the season dropped to their lowest level in five years and scoring plunged to its lowest point since 1993.
Be like Britney?
Pop star’s influence varies among Lawrence girls
April 9, 2002
By Jim Baker There’s no escaping her Britney’s everywhere. Gyrating on the tube in Pepsi commercials, music videos and awards shows. Acting up a storm on the silver screen in her first movie, “Crossroads.” Crooning her latest tunes on CDs, staring out from the covers of countless teen and fashion magazines.
Kmart disputes court filing claiming more closures
April 9, 2002
Executives of one of Kmart Corp.’s business partners say the financially troubled retailer may close as many as 700 more stores nationwide on top of the nearly 300 closings announced last month, according to court papers made public Monday.
Andersen to lay off 7,000 employees
April 9, 2002
Staggered by a rapid loss of business following the Enron scandal, Arthur Andersen LLP announced Monday it is laying off about 7,000 employees, or more than a quarter of its U.S. work force.
Choosing child care requires research
April 9, 2002
By Karen Palermo Bledsoe Philip Oyler is getting a lot of on-the-job training about finding a child-care provider with his 14-month-old daughter. “We’re changing day cares this time because of location,” Oyler said. “We don’t expect her to be treated with golden gloves, but we want a friendly environment that’s conducive to her learning.”
County to oust tax delinquents
April 9, 2002
By Mark Fagan Be warned, deadbeats. Pat Wells wants to sell your house, land or any other real estate that you owe taxes on. Wells, the Douglas County treasurer, is preparing paperwork for auctioning 23 properties whose 1994-1997 property tax bills remain unpaid.
Rainy days and mondays
April 9, 2002
Alternative head gear was in order for some Kansas University students as they made their way between classes during a steady rainfall. Monday’s rain was a welcome sight for area farmers.
Kmart disputes court filing claiming more closures
April 9, 2002
Executives of one of Kmart Corp.’s business partners say the financially troubled retailer may close as many as 700 more stores nationwide on top of the nearly 300 closings announced last month, according to court papers made public Monday.
Commodities
April 9, 2002
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator  Wheat, $2.66; corn, $1.77; milo, $1.72; soybeans, $4.29. Edgerton Elevator  Wheat, $2.69; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.72; soybeans, $4.29. Overbrook Elevator  Wheat, $2.69; corn, $1.77; milo, $1.72; soybeans, $4.29. Midland Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.79; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.29. Lawrence North Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.82; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.32. Lawrence South Elevator  Wheat, $2.69; corn, $1.79; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.29. Pauline Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.82; milo, $1.77; soybeans, $4.34.
Kindness Essay for Coy Weege
April 9, 2002
United States National Soccer team player, Joy Fawcett once said, “You have to keep the fun alive  if you’re not going to enjoy it, what’s the point?” Coy Weege is the coach who made the difference for me, and taught me how to keep the fun alive. Coy possesses the patience to handle any situation with grace. Because of him, I am a better soccer player and a better person. My favorite characteristic of Coy is undoubtedly his contagiously positive attitude. Coy Weege isn’t just a terrific soccer coach; he is a terrific person also.
New coach Mangino wild about wideouts
April 9, 2002
By Robert Sinclair There’s at least one thing Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino and his predecessor, Terry Allen, have in common  the belief that one of the Jayhawks’ strengths is their wide receivers.
Runs, home runs down so far this baseball season
April 9, 2002
Pitchers are striking back. While Barry Bonds seems immune, home runs during the first week of the season dropped to their lowest level in five years and scoring plunged to its lowest point since 1993.
American League Roundup: Yankees win sixth straight, 16-3
April 9, 2002
The New York Yankees are making everything look easy. Robin Ventura had six RBIs and Alfonso Soriano had a career-high five hits as the defending AL champions won their sixth straight since an opening-day loss, a 16-3 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.
Classic TV stars resurface
April 9, 2002
Tonight’s schedule offers a few familiar faces from departed sitcoms. Hal Linden (“Barney Miller”) guest stars on “Gilmore Girls” (7 p.m.). The family-friendly comedy takes an unexpected turn when Emily (Kelly Bishop) invites her feisty daughter for a posh spa weekend getaway, and to her surprise, Lorelai accepts.
s top 10
April 9, 2002
To the editor: We have enjoyed the Jayhawks’ journey this basketball season. They have provided our community with many exciting moments. We couldn’t be more proud of this team and all who are associated with it!
KBI agent warns of Ecstasy acceptance in rave culture
April 9, 2002
By Dave Ranney Bill Rowland doesn’t have anything against “raves,” the phenomenon of young people gathering for hours of dancing to loud electronic music on a cramped dance floor equipped with a light show worthy of “Star Wars.”
Congressional races heat up
April 9, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn Party leaders are locked in a death struggle to hold their ground in the closely divided Congress and add the extra seats necessary to shake up the political balance. The battle has already turned personal with allies of President Bush going so far as to compare Majority Leader Tom Daschle to Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
Topeka man dies in truck/train collision
April 9, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 1:52 p.m.) A Topeka man was killed when his tractor-trailer collided with a train Tuesday morning in northeast Franklin County.
City tennis dual delayed
April 9, 2002
Lawrence High’s boys tennis dual with Free State High on Monday was postponed because of rain. The dual has been rescheduled for April 22 at Lawrence Tennis Center.
Daily ticker
April 9, 2002
Dow Industrials Â22.56, 10,249.08
Bush enlists domestic support
April 9, 2002
President Bush on Monday revived his appeal for Americans to do their part against terrorism by volunteering with police and emergency crews. “We need this participation from our citizenry,” he said.
City tennis dual delayed
April 9, 2002
Lawrence High’s boys tennis dual with Free State High on Monday was postponed because of rain. The dual has been rescheduled for April 22 at Lawrence Tennis Center.
Spring showers welcomed after exceedingly dry winter
Farmers, firefighters thankful parched fields getting precipitation
April 9, 2002
By Mike Belt Bob Gabriel Sr. woke Monday to a rainy, gloomy day. And the rural Eudora farmer couldn’t have been happier. “This is just a tremendous blessing,” said Gabriel, 57, as he welcomed the daylong drenching of his wheat and corn fields.
Anthony J. Zuzzio
April 9, 2002
Baldwin  Services for Anthony J. Zuzzio, 85, Baldwin, are pending and will be announced by Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin. Mr. Zuzzio died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LHS golfers take fifth
April 9, 2002
Sophomore Nathaniel Spencer shot an 8-over-par 80 to lead Lawrence High’s golfers to a fifth-place finish at the Shawnee Mission East Invitational on Monday at rain-soaked Meadowbrook CC.
Kindness Unites Us for Celia Miller
April 9, 2002
Kindness: being of a sympathetic nature, benevolent and compassionate. We all know someone with these qualities, a person who has given up something in order to help us succeed or done a few random nice things, but can you think of anyone who has consistently shown that towards you? Although many people have been kind to me throughout my life, one person stands out the most.
s passionate resolve to making new music
April 9, 2002
Michelle Shocked’s life story  of Army brat turned homeless squatter to deeply political activist to unlikely rock star  was at times more interesting than her music.
Local briefs
April 9, 2002
 Tunnel of Oppression event kicks off KU’s Pride Week An interactive, multimedia experience designed to teach participants about oppression is making its second appearance at Kansas University. The Tunnel of Oppression was designed by Robert Page, director of KU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, and has been presented at universities across the country. It uses actors, video and audio to teach about such topics as racism, sexism and homophobia. Above, KU students Jason Robertson and Melanie Bonney act out a scene about domestic violence. University counselors conduct small-group discussions after the event. The Tunnel of Oppression continues from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Hashinger Hall. It is an official event of Pride Week, sponsored by KU’s Queers and Allies. ______________________________________  Kansas University: Tuition panel finishes report A campuswide committee at Kansas University put the finishing touches on its recommendation for a five-year tuition increase. The recommendation, formally approved Monday, will be that tuition increase to $160.25 per credit hour by 2006. It now is $77.50. The committee of students, faculty, staff and administrators will forward its report to other university governance groups for discussion. KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway will make his tuition presentation to the Kansas Board of Regents in May, with the regents’ decision expected in June. Committee members also prioritized how additional tuition money should be spent. High-priority items included stipends for graduate teaching and research assistants, additional faculty positions and online enrollment. Medium-priority items included technology and additional support staff. ______________________________________  Poverty: Welfare-rights advocate to speak at economic forum Cheri Honkala, executive director of the Philadelphia-based Kensington Welfare Rights Union, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. The topic of her speech is “Building the Movement for Economic Human Rights.” The free event is open to the pubic. The Kensington Welfare Rights Union is a multiracial organization that aims to build leaders from poor and homeless families to guide the struggle to secure basic human needs. Honkala’s appearance in Lawrence is sponsored by the Kaw Valley Living Wage Alliance and the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice. For more information, call Allan Hanson of the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice at 841-3026. ______________________________________  FEMA: Disaster relief office closing The disaster field office that opened Feb. 6 to help victims of the late January ice storm will close Wednesday. Staff from Kansas Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency worked in a temporary office in Emporia to provide a base for inspectors processing requests. Those who still wish to report losses can do so by calling (800) 621-FEMA. The deadline was recently extended to April 22. Through April 4, the office reported:  $1.1 million in grants was awarded for temporary housing and home repairs.  $28 million has been allocated to help state and local governments repair or replace infrastructure. ______________________________________  Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.32 at the Conoco at Sixth Street and Crestline Drive and the Citgo stations at Ninth and Iowa streets and at 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.
Kindness Unites Us for Debbie Woodall
April 9, 2002
Over the past four years, I’ve learned things from Debbie Woodall that cannot be found in a textbook. Very few people are able to work and teach something that they truly love and show so much enthusiasm. Not many adults are able to work with hundreds of students in such a stressful profession and be so caring. Being able to even encourage a student to practice is an amazing feat, but being able to encourage students to take lessons or take up a new instrument is quite another. Through her compassion and love for music, and her enthusiasm and encouragement to share that love of music, Debbie Woodall’s compassion has touched not only my life but also the hundreds of students she works with daily.
Local briefs
April 9, 2002
Tunnel of Oppression event kicks off KU’s Pride Week An interactive, multimedia experience designed to teach participants about oppression is making its second appearance at Kansas University. The Tunnel of Oppression was designed by Robert Page, director of KU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, and has been presented at universities across the country. It uses actors, video and audio to teach about such topics as racism, sexism and homophobia. Above, KU students Jason Robertson and Melanie Bonney act out a scene about domestic violence. University counselors conduct small-group discussions after the event. The Tunnel of Oppression continues from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Hashinger Hall. It is an official event of Pride Week, sponsored by KU’s Queers and Allies. ______________________________________ Kansas University: Tuition panel finishes report A campuswide committee at Kansas University put the finishing touches on its recommendation for a five-year tuition increase. The recommendation, formally approved Monday, will be that tuition increase to $160.25 per credit hour by 2006. It now is $77.50. The committee of students, faculty, staff and administrators will forward its report to other university governance groups for discussion. KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway will make his tuition presentation to the Kansas Board of Regents in May, with the regents’ decision expected in June. Committee members also prioritized how additional tuition money should be spent. High-priority items included stipends for graduate teaching and research assistants, additional faculty positions and online enrollment. Medium-priority items included technology and additional support staff. ______________________________________ Poverty: Welfare-rights advocate to speak at economic forum Cheri Honkala, executive director of the Philadelphia-based Kensington Welfare Rights Union, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. The topic of her speech is “Building the Movement for Economic Human Rights.” The free event is open to the pubic. The Kensington Welfare Rights Union is a multiracial organization that aims to build leaders from poor and homeless families to guide the struggle to secure basic human needs. Honkala’s appearance in Lawrence is sponsored by the Kaw Valley Living Wage Alliance and the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice. For more information, call Allan Hanson of the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice at 841-3026. ______________________________________ FEMA: Disaster relief office closing The disaster field office that opened Feb. 6 to help victims of the late January ice storm will close Wednesday. Staff from Kansas Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency worked in a temporary office in Emporia to provide a base for inspectors processing requests. Those who still wish to report losses can do so by calling (800) 621-FEMA. The deadline was recently extended to April 22. Through April 4, the office reported: $1.1 million in grants was awarded for temporary housing and home repairs. $28 million has been allocated to help state and local governments repair or replace infrastructure. ______________________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.32 at the Conoco at Sixth Street and Crestline Drive and the Citgo stations at Ninth and Iowa streets and at 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.
Israel pulls troops back
Move not end of offensive
April 9, 2002
After yet another stern warning from President Bush and under increasing world pressure, Israel began withdrawing early today from two of the West Bank cities it occupied, Palestinian security sources said.
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
April 9, 2002
The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.32 at the Conoco at Sixth Street and Crestline Drive and the Citgo stations at Ninth and Iowa streets and at 920 N. Second St.
Fine-arts funding advocates remain vigilant
April 9, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Arts officials are breathing a little easier but still on alert for possible budget cuts coursing through the Legislature. “We have to be watchful,” David Wilson, executive director of the Kansas Arts Commission, said Monday.
County to oust tax delinquents
April 9, 2002
By Mark Fagan Be warned, deadbeats. Pat Wells wants to sell your house, land or any other real estate that you owe taxes on. Wells, the Douglas County treasurer, is preparing paperwork for auctioning 23 properties whose 1994-1997 property tax bills remain unpaid.
s financial help
April 9, 2002
By Joel Mathis Saying private agencies can’t do all the work, The Salvation Army is asking the city to take responsibility for helping shelter Lawrence’s homeless population. The Salvation Army, which runs a wintertime homeless shelter, will tonight ask the city for $20,000 to keep the shelter open this summer.
Sound off
April 9, 2002
I was wondering when you were going to publish the winner of the NCAA basketball bracket contest. According to Maria Preston from the Journal-World advertising department, the winner will be announced in Thursday’s newspaper.
Former Winston Cup rookie of year finishes 0.888 seconds ahead of Gordon
April 9, 2002
Maybe practice is overrated. Matt Kenseth won the Samsung/Radio Shack 500 on Monday despite running only five laps in practice at Texas Motor Speedway.
People
April 9, 2002
 Extortion trial postponed  Zombie joins Ozzfest  Where there’s smoke, no fire  Judge fights back from stroke
CIA undermines U.S. resolve in Mideast
April 9, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group On a visit here a year ago, Palestinian security chief Jibril Rajoub proudly showed off an armor-plated limousine that he said the Central Intelligence Agency “always provides me when I am here.”
KBI agent warns of Ecstasy acceptance in rave culture
April 9, 2002
By Dave Ranney Bill Rowland doesn’t have anything against “raves,” the phenomenon of young people gathering for hours of dancing to loud electronic music on a cramped dance floor equipped with a light show worthy of “Star Wars.”
Horoscopes
April 9, 2002
State Briefs
April 9, 2002
 Manhattan: Teen found innocent in soldier’s slaying  Wichita: Homicide suspect found competent to stand trial  Frankfort: Three killed in accident
Memories worth storing
April 9, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group We are adding another relic to the huge pile that looms outside our door when a neighbor walks by and asks approvingly, “Spring cleaning?” “Sort of,” I answer and turn my eyes to the sidewalk that looks like a giant yard sale of cardboard boxes, plastic bags and broken furniture.
Brumley paces Lions
April 9, 2002
Sophomore Daniel Brumley carded an 82 to pace Lawrence High golfers at the Manhattan Invitational at Manhattan CC on Monday. Scott Andrews (85), Thomas Fulbright (89) and Jon Gittins (93) also contributed to the 349 team total.
More than likely,’ Wooden staying at FSHS
April 9, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus All-Sunflower League performer Keith Wooden says he plans to return for his senior year at Free State High. While the Firebirds were struggling midway through the 2001-02 boys basketball season, Wooden hinted he might move with his mother and stepfather to Olathe for his senior year and play for either Olathe South or Olathe East.
Rose Owen Smith
April 9, 2002
Services for Rose Owen Smith, 93, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Southside Church of Christ. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Smith died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
NBA Roundup: Mavericks hammer Jazz
April 9, 2002
Nick Van Exel and Michael Finley each heated up in the fourth quarter and finished with 20 points, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 105-96 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.
N.Y. Times sets Pulitzer record
April 9, 2002
Coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks, their aftermath and the war on terrorism won eight of the 14 Pulitzer Prizes on Monday to become the most dominant single news story in the awards’ history.
Class-size researcher spreads message
April 9, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Parents need to raise hell in direct proportion to decisions by policy-makers that increase class sizes in elementary schools. That’s the opinion of Helen Pate-Bain, who mixes the grandmotherly appearance of a 77-year-old retired teacher with a take-no-prisoners educational mission to convince Americans that small class size is at the core of improvements in student achievement.
Area briefs
April 9, 2002
 Merriam resident thrown through bar window in fight  Lawrence resident arrested after collision with train  Power failure at Dillons store forces disposal of dairy items  Suspect in hunting accident makes first court appearance
CIA undermines U.S. resolve in Mideast
April 9, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group On a visit here a year ago, Palestinian security chief Jibril Rajoub proudly showed off an armor-plated limousine that he said the Central Intelligence Agency “always provides me when I am here.”
People
April 9, 2002
Extortion trial postponed Zombie joins Ozzfest Where there’s smoke, no fire Judge fights back from stroke
New coach Mangino wild about wideouts
April 9, 2002
By Robert Sinclair There’s at least one thing Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino and his predecessor, Terry Allen, have in common the belief that one of the Jayhawks’ strengths is their wide receivers.
Study abroad numbers up
April 9, 2002
By Terry Rombeck World turmoil and the murder of a Kansas University student in Costa Rica last year apparently haven’t discouraged students from wanting to travel to other countries. Applications for KU’s study abroad summer programs have increased slightly from last year.