Archive for Tuesday, April 1, 2003

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Technical problems delayed election results
April 1, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 10:07 p.m.) Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes said “technical problems” caused delays Tuesday night in reporting election results from the Douglas County Courthouse.
Summer-like weather to greet voters
April 1, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 11:22 a.m.) Voters won’t have the weather to keep them away from the polls on Tuesday — unless they don’t like the heat. Summer-like weather is expected in Lawrence Tuesday, with the highs reaching into the upper 80s.
Augusta reverses course on age
Controversial club will allow former champions to play after all
April 1, 2003
In a rare reversal, Augusta National Golf Club on Monday scrapped its new policy banning former champions from playing in the Masters after they turn 65, instead allowing them to tee it up as long as they feel competitive.
KU softball splits twinbill
April 1, 2003
Kansas University’s softball team will journey Wednesday to Wichita State to tune up for this weekend’s home series against Texas Tech.
Street battles rage on
Warning ignored; U.S. troops kill 7 Iraqi civilians
April 1, 2003
American forces battled Iraqi defenders Monday in fierce street fighting 50 miles south of Baghdad, pointing toward a drive on the capital. Army guards shot seven Iraqi women and children to death when their van refused orders to stop at a checkpoint, officials said.
Weighty issues may mean heavy turnout
April 1, 2003
A near-record number of Lawrence voters are expected at the polls today, election officials said Monday.
LakeView Manor turns corner
April 1, 2003
Richard Boswell thinks he can salvage LakeView Manor, Lawrence’s oldest and most maligned nursing home.
Coalition urges increase in taxes
Proposed revenue intended to restore state social services
April 1, 2003
An advocacy group with ties to more than 600,000 poor, disabled and elderly Kansans on Monday urged lawmakers to raise the state taxes on sales and income.
Ex-water official pleads guilty in attack
April 1, 2003
The former director of the Kansas Water Office pleaded guilty Monday to three felony charges stemming from a break-in and attack on a Topeka woman at her home last May.
Local Briefs
April 1, 2003
¢ Library book sale to begin ¢ Men’s basketball: KU plans Final Four party ¢ Education: Lawrence school district schedules makeup day
Milosevic’s wife sought in slaying investigation
April 1, 2003
Authorities said they had “credible suspicions” that Slobodan Milosevic’s wife is linked to the homicide of another Serbian ex-president, and they want her to appear for questioning.
Frank D. Schirmer
April 1, 2003
Thelma E. Luse
April 1, 2003
Letha Marvene Warren
April 1, 2003
Journal-World looking for service members
April 1, 2003
This is an anxious time, particularly for those who have a friend or loved one directly or indirectly involved in the war with Iraq.
Deal forged to extend state’s jobless benefits
April 1, 2003
Kansans who are unemployed for more than nine months could receive two additional weeks of benefits in the next fiscal year under a deal struck by legislative negotiators Monday.
House defeats measure for smallpox compensation
April 1, 2003
A bill compensating people injured or killed by the smallpox vaccine was defeated Monday in the House amid debate over the size of the payments.
Vietnam lessons
April 1, 2003
Support vets
April 1, 2003
Poor government
April 1, 2003
Positive class
April 1, 2003
Tree advocate
April 1, 2003
Kmart building to become part of ‘power center’ on South Iowa
April 1, 2003
In about a year, the South Iowa Street building that houses Kmart could be home to Circuit City, Office Max, Barnes & Noble and Bed Bath & Beyond.
American moves closer to avoiding bankruptcy
Tentative deals reached with three key unions
April 1, 2003
American Airlines took a huge step toward preventing bankruptcy Monday by reaching tentative cost-cutting agreements with key unions representing pilots, flight attendants and mechanics.
Kansas growers to plant 19.5 million acres
April 1, 2003
Kansas farmers expect to plant 19.5 million acres with the state’s four major crops, up less than 1 percent from a year ago, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday.
Sniper case judge rules on expert witnesses
April 1, 2003
Lawyers for sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo were denied permission to hire handwriting and voice recognition experts Monday, but they were allowed to hire experts in DNA evidence, ballistics and fingerprints.
Small Chicago airport torn up
April 1, 2003
Mayor Richard Daley sent construction workers under cover of night to tear up the runway of a small airport along the city’s lakefront, saying Monday it was done to help prevent a terrorist attack.
Burning CDs the same as stealing any art
April 1, 2003
Piracy has evolved from raiding small villages in the Americas to the modern-day version of stealing information off the Internet, the most common of which is music.
In the halls
April 1, 2003
6News video: “Vote Yes” campaign spread word on bond
April 1, 2003
6News reports on the volunteers that spent Saturday working for the “Vote Yes” campaign.
Baseball Briefs
April 1, 2003
¢ Piazza appeals five-game suspension ¢ Clark stable after crash ¢ Giants place Nen on DL ¢ Rockies get new CEO ¢ Yankee TV deal struck
County studies ambulance fee increase
April 1, 2003
Ambulance trips soon may cost more in Douglas County. Douglas County commissioners on Monday discussed a proposal to increase most ambulance transport charges by $75 to help cover decreases in federal and state funding.
6News video: Celebrations pack Mass St.
April 1, 2003
6News reports on the reaction of KU fans downtown after the Jayhawks won the West Regional Final in the NCAA tournament to continue on to the Final Four in New Orleans.
6News video: KU fans pack Jayhawk Blvd.
April 1, 2003
6News reports on the reaction of KU fans on campus to the Jayhawks win over the Arizona Wildcats.
6News video: Final Four t-shirts a hot commodity
April 1, 2003
6News reports on the sale of KU Final Four merchandise in Lawrence.
6News video: Sales tax receipts down
April 1, 2003
6News reports on the slide of sales tax in Lawrence.
6News video: County discusses price increase for ambulance trips
April 1, 2003
6News reports on the news that county commissioners discussed a plan to increase the fee for ambulance trips.
6Sports video: KU gets first conference win against Cowboys
April 1, 2003
6Sports reports on the KU baseball game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
6Sports video: ‘Hawks return to thousands of fans
April 1, 2003
6Sports reports on the welcome the Jayhawks received when they returned to Lawrence after their win in the NCAA West Regional Final against Arizona.
People
April 1, 2003
¢ Actor Michael Jeter dies ¢ ‘American Idol’ contestant booted ¢ Ready for a different role ¢ Cher to Jacko: Beat it
Don’t flip out — Royals win
Hernandez, K.C. stifle ChiSox, 3-0
April 1, 2003
The young Kansas City Royals were hoping for this kind of start. Runelvys Hernandez allowed two hits in six innings and rookie Angel Berroa drove in the go-ahead run, helping the Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 3-0 Monday — Kansas City’s first opening-day win in five years.
NBC fires reporter for Iraq interview
Peter Arnett sacked; Geraldo downplays own bad news
April 1, 2003
NBC fired journalist Peter Arnett on Monday, angered that he had given an unauthorized interview with state-run Iraqi TV saying the American-led war effort initially failed because of Iraq’s resistance.
Kmart’s headquarters hit with more job cuts
April 1, 2003
Kmart Corp. said Monday it would cut 660 jobs, including reducing its headquarters staff by about 15 percent, in a move designed to save $150 million a year as the company works to emerge from bankruptcy.
Women’s Briefs
April 1, 2003
¢ Texas A&M hires Arkansas coach ¢ Wisconsin names coach
National League Roundup: Dodgers shell Johnson, D-Backs
Los Angeles roughs up Arizona ace for nine hits, five runs in 8-0 win
April 1, 2003
Hideo Nomo and Brian Jordan picked up where they left off last September, and Los Angeles beat Randy Johnson.
What will women change?
April 1, 2003
I can’t imagine what Virginia Woolf would have made of the Oscars, though surely she would have turned up her pointed nose at the proboscis worn by Nicole Kidman in the role that won her an Academy Award.
The human costs of war
April 1, 2003
Last week, as American soldiers marched toward Baghdad, I received an e-mail from Jim.
Smallpox vaccine altered to fight cancer
April 1, 2003
The smallpox vaccine may be reborn — as a cancer treatment. Scientists are rigging up the vaccine to carry an extra load, genes that signal the immune system to start fighting advanced tumors.
Bush looks past Iraq to nuclear threats in Iran, N. Korea
April 1, 2003
When war ends in Iraq, the Bush administration will give “extremely high priority” to halting a secret nuclear weapons program in neighboring Iran, a senior administration official said Monday.
Tough Firebirds waiting for true test
April 1, 2003
Free State High’s girls soccer team walloped Kansas City Washington, 10-0, in last Tuesday’s opener, but the rest of the year won’t be as easy.
Don’t send a search party for ‘Lost’ sitcom
April 1, 2003
The first thing you notice on the new sitcom “Lost At Home” (8:30 p.m., ABC) is the kitchen. It’s perfect.
Board prepares for closures
April 1, 2003
Lawrence school board President Scott Morgan stamped out a sizzling rumor Monday on the eve of the $59 million school bond and school board election.
Legislature juggles proposal to cut KU welfare funding
Appropriations bill abounds with strategic, political provisos
April 1, 2003
A legislative measure aimed at the possible elimination of funding of Kansas University’s School of Social Welfare because of a human sexuality class gained and lost support at the same time Monday.
Business Briefcase
April 1, 2003
¢ War continues to put damper on Wall Street ¢ Investigation: HealthSouth fires chief, auditor Ernst & Young ¢ Stocks: Fed probes purchases by Wachovia, First Union ¢ Utility: El Paso reports losses
University ruling may swing on 2 votes
April 1, 2003
What the Supreme Court says this year in its most significant ruling about race in a generation probably depends on just one or two of the court’s nine members.
Teens offer helping hands
April 1, 2003
If you put the words “teenager” and “volunteer” into the same sentence, most adults would roll their eyes and wonder if you’re telling the truth.
American League Roundup: Yankees win, lose Jeter
N.Y. shortstop dislocates shoulder in 8-4 victory
April 1, 2003
Derek Jeter writhed on the ground, grimacing in pain as worried teammates surrounded him.
Briefly
April 1, 2003
¢ Havana: Hijacking attempt thwarted ¢ Tokyo: North Korea fires missile after Japan’s satellite launch ¢ Maryland: Gates Foundation pledges $60 million to AIDS effort
UCLA courting Pitt’s Howland
April 1, 2003
Pittsburgh basketball coach Ben Howland met with his players Monday, but gave no indication whether he was in line to take over at UCLA.
Antiwar protesters spread message with vandalism
April 1, 2003
Business owners scrubbed their walls and scratched their heads Monday after antiwar graffiti was spray-painted along the city’s main drag.
Powell aims to mend diplomatic fences
April 1, 2003
Seeking to repair two of the Bush administration’s most serious diplomatic breaches in the run-up to the Iraq war, Secretary of State Colin Powell will travel to Turkey and Belgium this week to try to head off fresh complications threatening the war effort.
Two found guilty of trafficking LSD
April 1, 2003
Two California men were found guilty Monday of trafficking LSD in what one official said was the largest LSD lab seizure ever made by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Wilma Jean Reynolds
April 1, 2003
Haskell Veterans Club plans prayer vigil
April 1, 2003
The Veterans Club at Haskell Indian Nations University will conduct a prayer vigil at 1 p.m. today at the Fire Circle near Barker and Indian avenues.
Reserve call-ups leave voids throughout town
April 1, 2003
An elementary school teacher with worried students left behind. A veterinarian whose practice must be tended by others.
Nuclear commission plans Wolf Creek meeting
April 1, 2003
Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will meet with representatives of Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corp. Thursday to discuss the annual safety performance assessment of the plant.
Calls to jihad raise new terror concerns
April 1, 2003
Calls for a holy war against the United States because of its attack on Iraq have now led to warnings of “100 bin Ladens”— an ominous prospect for Americans who have been living with the fear of more terror attacks since Sept. 11, 2001.
Tracking system needed
April 1, 2003
Officials shouldn’t give up on efforts to track foreign college students in the United States.
Legislator criticized for step toward county reorganization
Commissioner calls Sloan proposal a ‘reckless piece of work’
April 1, 2003
A fight about the possible reorganization of Douglas County government is being waged in the Kansas Legislature.
On the record
April 1, 2003
NBA Roundup: Philadelphia locks up playoff spot
April 1, 2003
The Philadelphia 76ers enjoyed a great March, and it put them in the playoffs.
KU hot TV commodity
April 1, 2003
Everybody loves a winner … or so the saying goes. “It’s crazy,” Kansas University director of media relations Mitch Germann said Monday from his office at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas earns first Big 12 win
April 1, 2003
Finally, Kansas University’s baseball team has a Big 12 Conference victory.
Survey: KU isn’t female-friendly at night
April 1, 2003
More than one-fourth of Kansas University’s female students don’t think the campus is safe at night.
Parent sues Lawrence schools after wrestling meet incident
April 1, 2003
A heavyweight wrestler from Shawnee Mission West High School was threatened by Lawrence High School cheerleaders and fans after a match earlier this year, according to a lawsuit filed by the athlete’s father.
Gasoline: Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence
April 1, 2003
The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.50 at the Citgo at Ninth and Iowa streets.
Slaying at church was third of feud
April 1, 2003
A man stood up during a church service and shot another man to death in what a prosecutor said was the third killing in a years-long feud stemming from a rape.
Duke denies Texas Tech trip to Final Four
April 1, 2003
All Duke needed to get back to the Final Four was Alana Beard and a great night on defense.
City sales taxes in slump
April 1, 2003
Kathy Colson went shopping Monday afternoon in downtown Lawrence, a small sack in hand.
Now and later, U.S. needs U.N. in Iraq
April 1, 2003
The same pundits who predicted the Iraq war would be swift now claim the United Nations is finished.
Daily Ticker
April 1, 2003
Woodling: All eyes firmly on Jayhawks
April 1, 2003
America’s Team may not be a tag that applies to Kansas University men’s basketball — at least not yet, but no question the Jayhawks are Lawrence’s Team.
Kansas students set to select quarter
April 1, 2003
A bill allowing high school students to select the preferred design for Kansas’ commemorative quarter has cleared the Legislature.
FSHS baseball wins
April 1, 2003
Free State High blasted three home runs in a 13-0 victory Monday at Shawnee Mission South.
Kansas won’t go wild in Big Easy
April 1, 2003
Kansas University’s basketball players were granted free time to walk famed Bourbon Street in March of 1999, the last time the Jayhawks played NCAA Tournament games in New Orleans.
Briefly
April 1, 2003
¢ Program features Lawrence blues show ¢ Shoppers report indecent exposure ¢ Latin American theater comes to Lawrence ¢ Dance marks start of Centennial program ¢ Med Center students present research
Briefly
April 1, 2003
¢ New York City: Saudi minister urges Saddam to step down ¢ Germany: Coca-Cola a target in boycott of U.S. goods ¢ New York: Jesse Jackson to help in search for journalists ¢ Pennsylvania: Pantyhose can be desert defense item