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Student loses tip of finger in West Junior High School accident
April 4, 2003
(Updated Friday at 5:57 p.m.) An eighth-grader at West Junior High School lost the tip of a finger during an accident Friday afternoon at the school.
The game’s in the Bag, dad
Fraternity brothers share photo of Crimson and Blue carried to Iraq
April 4, 2003
(Updated Friday at 4:53 p.m.) Iraq Chalk Jayhawk! As U.S. forces advanced on the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, fraternity brothers and friends of Capt. Brad Loudon, a 1997 Kansas University graduate, were circulating this photo of Loudon that they found in their email inboxes along with a message from him early Friday morning.
Recount shows Schauner won third spot on city commission
April 4, 2003
(Updated Friday at 6:16 p.m.) After taking a recount of Tuesday night’s mistake-plagued election, Douglas County election officials announced late Friday afternoon that the outcome was the same as Wednesday — David Schauner, not Lynn Goodell, won the third open seat on the Lawrence City Commission.
War reveals CIA’s strengths, weaknesses
April 4, 2003
The war in Iraq is apotheosis and pitfall for George Tenet and his Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA’s strengths in the opening phase of the war now quickly become grave weaknesses for President Bush’s goals in the decisive stage of this campaign and in Iraq’s volatile political future. The agency’s strengths lie in its covert license to buy, seduce or eliminate America’s potential and real foes. Its glory at this moment flows from the barrels of guns and the stacks of cash that agency operatives hand out secretly to people who say they will do U.S. bidding.
Tolerant approach
April 4, 2003
Legal costs
April 4, 2003
Immoral actions
April 4, 2003
Anti-anarchy
April 4, 2003
Letter - Dailey support
April 4, 2003
Drug-sentencing bill goes to Sebelius
April 4, 2003
A bill that will sentence some drug offenders to treatment programs rather than prison won Senate approval and headed to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Thursday.
Health Midwest pact similar to original offer
Kansas pays nearly $900,000 in legal costs from sale proceeds
April 4, 2003
The deal Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline reached with Health Midwest after a costly legal fight was similar to a tentative agreement reached a month earlier, according to court documents opened this week.
Daily ticker
April 4, 2003
Fed chair champions financial literacy
Complexity of finances requires more knowledge from today’s consumers
April 4, 2003
Drilling basic financial concepts into young people should help them now and also help them avoid financial pitfalls later in life that could plague them for years, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Thursday. “Improving basic financial education at the elementary and secondary school level will provide a foundation of financial literacy that can help prevent younger people from making poor decisions that can take years to overcome,” Greenspan said in prepared remarks to the JumpStart Coalition’s annual meeting in Washington. The nonprofit group is involved in trying to help young people become more financially fluent.
Companies reluctant to hire with ‘uncertainty so high’
April 4, 2003
New claims for unemployment benefits shot up last week to their highest point in nearly a year as businesses made work forces leaner amid a muddled wartime economic climate. The Labor Department reported Thursday that new applications jumped by a seasonally adjusted 38,000 to 445,000 for the week ending March 29. That represented the highest level of new claims since the week ending April 13, 2002.
Cuba weighs using force to end hijacking saga
April 4, 2003
Cuban authorities warned Thursday that force may be needed against armed hijackers who have seized a ferry boat with nearly 50 people on board in a bid to reach U.S. shores.
KBI probe precedes sheriff’s resignation
April 4, 2003
Trego County Sheriff Curt Bender has resigned after it was made public that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation was investigating him.
65 SRS offices to close in Kansas
State says quality of services won’t decline
April 4, 2003
Welfare officials Thursday announced the state would close 65 of its 105 county offices, and defended the move as a cost-effective way to deliver services to needy Kansans. “We believe services can be equal if not better,” said Janet Schalansky, secretary of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.
Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence
April 4, 2003
The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.46 at several gasoline stations. If you find a lower price, call us at 832-7154. Leave the business address and price.
State Senate gives tentative OK to abortion clinic regulations
April 4, 2003
Senators gave tentative approval Thursday to a bill establishing minimum standards for abortion clinics amid criticism that legislators put politics over policy. The measure, advanced on an unrecorded voice vote, would take the unusual step of writing into state law what facilities must be in place at licensed abortion clinics, such as space for dressing, counseling and interviews, as well as guidelines for lighting and ventilation.
Congress OKs $80 billion for war
Bills also include funds for homeland security, antiterror efforts
April 4, 2003
Congress voted overwhelmingly Thursday to give President Bush about $80 billion for initial costs of the invasion of Iraq and other antiterrorism efforts after thwarting conservatives trying to lash out at Turkey and other nations for hindering the U.S. war effort.
Court allows execution for juvenile crime
April 4, 2003
The Supreme Court overturned a stay Thursday and allowed Oklahoma to execute a man who killed two people when he was 17. The 5-4 vote illustrated the court’s bitter division over capital punishment for people who commit crimes as juveniles.
Cancer cases will climb 50 percent, group says
April 4, 2003
The number of new cancer cases worldwide is expected to increase by 50 percent in the next 20 years, partly because poor nations are adopting unhealthy Western habits, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The World Cancer Report is the first comprehensive examination of cancer around the globe, covering the current understanding of its causes, prevention and treatment.
Guitarist shows musical muscle
April 4, 2003
Clad in khaki cargo pants, barefoot and bathed in pastel light, Keller Williams took to the stage Wednesday night before a packed house at Liberty Hall, unleashing a pair of hourlong sets. Nearly any idiot can pick up a guitar, bang out a few power chords and turn it into a song (Good Charlotte comes to mind), but Williams’ brand of acoustic jam rock showed true musicianship.
Area briefs
April 4, 2003
¢ Lawrence firefighters to carry flag at game ¢ Driver faces charges in fatal head-on wreck ¢ Parade committee hands over $38,000
Widow confronts suspect in slaying
April 4, 2003
The widow of a slain Lawrence man exchanged words in court Thursday with one of the suspects in her husband’s death.
Police identify two killed in Wichita
April 4, 2003
Police said a man chased down his girlfriend’s former husband, shot and killed him in a parking lot, then took his own life before officers could stop him.
Workers’ comp bill not likely to advance
Measure expected to be top priority in 2004 legislative session
April 4, 2003
A Senate-passed bill rewriting two sections of the Kansas workers’ compensation law is not likely to get out of a House committee this year, the panel’s chairman says.
State briefs
April 4, 2003
¢ Suspect acquitted of murder in 10 minutes ¢ Kansas Citian accused in HIV exposure case ¢ Winning Lotto sold in Excelsior Springs
Collison named AP All-American
Senior earns high honor; Hinrich on third team
April 4, 2003
Nick Collison got an early motivational boost before Kansas University plays Marquette Saturday in the Final Four. Collison, KU’s 6-foot-9 senior, was named a first-team Associated Press All-American.
Woodling: Toughness Nick’s knack
April 4, 2003
Four years of watching Nick Collison answer the bell for every Kansas University men’s basketball game reminds me of those Terminator movies with Arnold Schwarzenegger portraying an indestructible android. It’s possible, you know, that Collison, who has never missed a KU game because of an injury, is actually a technologically enhanced machine with sophisticated plastic skin encasing an alloy skeleton.
Jordan takes Tar Heels to task
North Carolina’s handling of Doherty situation questioned
April 4, 2003
Michael Jordan criticized his alma mater Thursday, saying North Carolina shouldn’t have forced coach Matt Doherty to resign.
Wildcats’ Ohlde earns spot on first team
April 4, 2003
Connecticut’s Diana Taurasi and Duke’s Alana Beard led their teams to the Final Four and now have something else to celebrate: Unanimous selections to the women’s basketball AP All-America team.
Lions’ Garito headed to SE Louisiana
April 4, 2003
Mother always knows best.
FSHS soccer wins, 4-0, for best start ever
April 4, 2003
Trying to clear up whether Free State High’s Rebekah Berkley had scored her third goal of the game Thursday, FSHS girls basketball coach Bryan Duncan — the stand-in statistician — turned to head coach Jason Pendleton.
SMS sweeps LHS softball
April 4, 2003
Lawrence High’s softball team dropped its season-opening doubleheader Thursday against Shawnee Mission South.
Lawrence drops opener - SM West 1, Lawrence High 0
April 4, 2003
Lawrence High’s girls soccer team shouldn’t be disheartened after its season-opening 1-0 loss Thursday night to Shawnee Mission West.
Waters’ throw second-best at KU
April 4, 2003
Kansas University senior Jamie Waters’ hammer throw was the highlight for the KU track and field team Thursday during the second day of the Texas Relays.
Puckett found innocent
Jury clears ex-Twin of sexual assault
April 4, 2003
Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett was cleared Thursday of all charges in the alleged sexual assault of a woman in a restaurant bathroom.
Red Storm stop Hoyas
April 4, 2003
Marcus Hatten helped St. John’s win a championship. And the Red Storm fans helped him celebrate.
Doherty: UNC didn’t exhaust options
April 4, 2003
Matt Doherty said North Carolina athletic department officials never met with him to discuss problems with his coaching style before Doherty was asked to resign as the school’s basketball coach.
6News video: KU merchandise brings in the green
April 4, 2003
From t-shirts to mugs and everythign in between, Jayhawks merchandise is a top seller.
6Sports video: Lawrence High opens season against Olathe North
April 4, 2003
Lions squeeze their way to a win over the Eagles.
6News video: C-SPAN brings traveling studio to Lawrence
April 4, 2003
The van gives students a chance to learn more about what the cable channel can teach them.
6News video: Kansas legislature puts amendment into budget bill
April 4, 2003
The amendment would stop KU’s School of Social Welfare from receiving money if human sexuality class is found to have obscene content.
6News video: Lawrence school district could propose new bond issue
April 4, 2003
School superintendent Randy Weseman is used to bond issues being tough sells to the public.
People
April 4, 2003
¢ Cannes is the one for new ‘Matrix’ ¢ Tyler keeps rock in the family ¢ Schiffer harassment case dropped ¢ Cash overcomes pneumonia
Lawrence’s Love Squad reunites
April 4, 2003
A decade ago, the United States battled in Somalia. The University of North Carolina basketball team trounced Kansas at the Final Four. Nirvana and Pearl Jam ruled the airwaves. And The Love Squad played its final show.
Aquila announces delay in earnings release
April 4, 2003
Aquila Inc. will file its fourth quarter and 2002 financial results later this month.
Safe celebration
April 4, 2003
Any local celebrations connected with the NCAA Basketball Tournament should reflect the classy behavior of KU’s team and coach. News reports earlier this week told of riots in East Lansing, Mich., after Michigan State’s loss to Texas in the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
Mandolins invade downtown Lawrence
April 4, 2003
Mandofest 2003 — described as the biggest mandolin event in the Midwest — will be held today and Saturday in downtown Lawrence.
Twins complete sweep
Lohse, Minnesota turn back Tigers, 3-0
April 4, 2003
The Minnesota Twins appear to have picked up where they left off last season. Unfortunately for the Detroit Tigers, they appear to have done the same.
Corrections
April 4, 2003
Civilian toll mounts as allied forces advance
Red Cross statement cautions: ‘commander is under an obligation’ to prevent harm
April 4, 2003
U.S. ground forces near Baghdad are on the threshold of a concrete battlefield teeming with millions of civilians, at a time when civilian deaths already have angered many throughout the world.
Fencing ‘kinda cool’ to Free State senior
Rake savors competing with saber
April 4, 2003
When Madeline Rake was younger, she played just about every sport.
Vandals decried
April 4, 2003
Phone Booth’ makes the right call
April 4, 2003
And you thought those calls asking residents to switch from AT&T to Sprint were annoying. How about having a sniper ring you at a public phone booth and explain that he’ll pull the trigger if you hang up?
World health experts seek illness’ origin
China offers new cooperation to team investigating SARS in hard-hit region
April 4, 2003
A team of international scientists in southern China hunted for clues today into the origins of a fatal flulike illness, while U.S. officials said some embassy workers could return to the states.
On the record
April 4, 2003
Coaches applaud oft-criticized Miles
April 4, 2003
Kansas University sophomore Aaron Miles might be the most underrated basketball player in this year’s NCAA Tournament Final Four. Case in point: The 6-foot-1, 175-pound point guard, who has registered 233 assists against 117 turnovers this season while plucking 90 steals, hasn’t heard a lot of praise for starting on back-to-back Final Four teams.
Wade Marquette’s big daddy
Golden Eagles’ standout juggles basketball, family
April 4, 2003
Marquette University’s giddy basketball fans chanted, “One More Year, One More Year,” as junior phenom Dwyane Wade clipped a strand of net after the Golden Eagles’ 83-69 rout of Kentucky in the Midwest Regional final last week in Minneapolis.
Briefly
April 4, 2003
¢ Pension overhaul strike snarls traffic, business ¢ Passenger bus explodes in Chechen capital
Briefly
April 4, 2003
¢ Friends of Library begins annual Spring Book Sale ¢ Journal-World seeks fans’ superstitions ¢ ESPN show to feature visit with KU chancellor ¢ KU filmmaker adds ‘Confederate’ showings
Poll: War support remains steady, but opinions vary
April 4, 2003
People of different ages, races and political beliefs have sharply divergent views of the war, though overall support remains steady at about seven in 10 Americans, a poll released Thursday showed.
Sunday liquor sales get nod in House
April 4, 2003
A bill allowing Sunday sales of packaged liquor in any city or county where voters approved was given tentative approval Thursday in the House. The measure also rewrites Kansas liquor laws to make them apply uniformly in all cities and counties. The proposal to allow Sunday sales across the state was offered as an amendment by Rep. David Huff, R-Lenexa.
Allies at Baghdad’s gates
U.S. forces begin attack on airport
April 4, 2003
U.S. infantry occupied part of Baghdad’s airport early today and sealed the entrance closest to the capital, fighting to seize a strategic prize as coalition forces converged on Saddam Hussein’s seat of power. Tanks of the U.S. 3rd Division rumbled through the entrance of the sprawling Saddam International Airport, past a building-high portrait of the saluting Iraqi president.
Jayhawks hit road to cheer for team
April 4, 2003
Sam Agnew saw all this coming — so clearly, in fact, that last year he quit school at Arizona State and enrolled at Kansas University. All for today’s 16-hour road trip from Lawrence here to the Final Four.
KU student’s father serving in Gulf
April 4, 2003
Stacey Archambault was 6 years old the last time her father was in the Middle East, in 1991. He sent desert sand back to her grade school class. She thought it was neat. Archambault didn’t realize her father was fighting in the first Gulf War.
All signs point to the last hurrah for ‘Ed’
April 4, 2003
Prime time’s longest case of unrequited love may resolve itself as “Ed” (8 p.m., NBC) wraps up its third season. Ed’s (Tom Cavanagh) growing affection for fellow barrister Frankie (Sabrina Lloyd) forces Carol to snap out of it and finally make a move to win back her dithering man. But can she move fast enough to save “Ed” from cancellation?
Saddam driven by survivor instinct, analysts say
April 4, 2003
Assuming he is still in charge, Saddam Hussein probably will remain defiant with American troops at the gates of his capital, say American officials and experts who have studied the Iraqi president.
TV bus booking it across U.S.
C-SPAN vehicle stops in Lawrence; students get glimpse of high-tech media
April 4, 2003
Mike Conners and Doug Hemmig ride to class in an unusual, bright yellow bus. Instead of arriving daily at the same red-brick school building, Conners and Hemmig crisscross the country in the C-SPAN television network’s high-tech rig, sharing the gospel of public-affairs television programming. The bus serves as a classroom on wheels.
Briefly
April 4, 2003
¢ Harvard Law School appoints first female dean ¢ Russia boosts space funding ¢ Airport concourse evacuated ¢ State Senate rejects repeal of cohabitation crime law
Search for a superstar continues
April 4, 2003
OK, I admit it: I watch “American Idol.” After not seeing a single episode of the first season, this second installment has me hooked. And it took me a while to realize why.
Military adviser says U.S. may try to isolate Baghdad
April 4, 2003
American forces might stop short of storming Baghdad and instead isolate it while the makings of a new national government are put in place, President Bush’s top military adviser said Thursday.
History unkind to urban warfare
As U.S. pushes into capital, officials realize victory’s potential cost
April 4, 2003
The lessons of urban warfare reach across thousands of years, and all the way to Saddam Hussein’s Baghdad. Ancient Greece, World War II Stalingrad, Somalia and Chechnya in the 1990s: all have seen armies pull back into cities and wait for an enemy to wade into hostile territory.
Film helps give a voice to ‘The Guys’ of 9-11
April 4, 2003
In “The Guys,” the Sept. 11 terrorist attack is evoked by the image of office papers from the World Trade Center rubble blowing in the wind past a firehouse.
Bush consoles families, encourages Marines
April 4, 2003
President Bush played both commander- and comforter-in-chief Thursday, meeting with families of fallen Marines after warning their comrades that the end of war with Iraq may be the toughest part.
Workshops, not pep talk, scheduled for students
April 4, 2003
A series of workshops are planned at the elementary school where the principal gave black students a pep talk about the need to do well on a state achievement test.
Horoscopes
April 4, 2003
How about this one?
April 4, 2003
Long road home
April 4, 2003
Gallantly streaming
April 4, 2003
Friends and neighbors
April 4, 2003
Evaluation ordered for suspect in shooting
April 4, 2003
A Lawrence man charged with attempted murder says he’s hearing voices and having trouble sleeping at night, his attorney said Thursday in court.
KU faithful post online pleas to Roy
April 4, 2003
When it comes to keeping their favorite coach, Jayhawk fans aren’t waiting for him to be courted by the University of North Carolina before taking action.
Jayhawk fans fill road to Final Four
April 4, 2003
Judy Kasson isn’t taking any chances during her trip to New Orleans for the Final Four.
K.C. remains unbeaten after late hitting barrage - Royals 12, White Sox 6
April 4, 2003
The Chicago White Sox were supposed to be AL Central contenders and are 0-3.
Lisher leads Lions to win - Lawrence High 5, Olathe North 4
Junior hits game-winning, two-out single in seventh
April 4, 2003
Carl Lisher hadn’t had the best night.
Bohl controversial at Toledo, too
Columnist blames Kansas AD for creating working atmosphere polluted with naive expectations
April 4, 2003
Our old friend Al Bohl is fighting for his professional life. Again.
6Sports video: Many KU fans have not heard of Marquette
April 4, 2003
Marquette, a private school in Milwaukee, is the real deal. Dwayne Wade, the Golden Eagles’ top player, is considered one of the best in the country.
Briefcase
April 4, 2003
¢ HealthSouth cuts jobs, more execs plead guilty ¢ Fleming stock suspended from exchange trading ¢ Mortgage rates drop ¢ Borders warns of loss
Wheeler doing some of everything for Jayhawks
April 4, 2003
How much can you ask of a baseball player?
War not a spectator sport
April 4, 2003
On a famous July morning in 1861, about 500 civilians packed up their spyglasses and their lunches and drove their carriages out from Washington to Bull Run. They went to watch the war begin. It is said that one woman heard a cannon from the distance and exclaimed, “That is splendid. Oh my! Is that not first-rate? I guess we will be in Richmond this time tomorrow.”
Boeing bond plan soars in Senate
Company seeks funds to help boost production, jobs in Wichita
April 4, 2003
A state-endorsed $500 million bond issue for Boeing Co. is flying through the Kansas Senate faster than a 737. The measure was introduced Wednesday, had a public hearing Thursday and probably will be voted on by a Senate committee today.
Miller services
April 4, 2003
Anti-obscenity measure clears House
Budget proviso denouncing KU sexuality class now headed to governor’s desk
April 4, 2003
A budget amendment aimed at prohibiting state universities from showing videos in sex education classes is on its way to the governor’s desk. The rider to budget legislation was approved Thursday by the House. It then survived a House-Senate conference committee ironing out differences in each chamber’s budget bill.
LHS, Free State squads anxious
Possibility of school board cutting golf leaves athletes cautiously optimistic
April 4, 2003
Varsity sports have remained unscathed by the Lawrence school district budget crisis, but that may not be the case much longer. Golf and gymnastics have been targeted as potential cuts, and in the coming weeks coaches will find out if the sports will remain next year.
City athlete of the week
April 4, 2003
Cardinals snag third straight win
Brewers tumble, 6-4, endure season-opening sweep in St. Louis
April 4, 2003
Garrett Stephenson feels good, and it showed.
Baseball briefs
April 4, 2003
¢ Wrigley Field could be designated landmark ¢ Dodgers activate Mota ¢ Tigers claim Walker, option him to Toledo ¢ Rivera throws off mound
Lakers light up Mavs
O’Neal scores 31 in 100-89 victory
April 4, 2003
When Shaquille O’Neal’s massive forearm whacked Dirk Nowitzki’s face 15 seconds after tipoff, then Raef LaFrentz snatched a reverse layup from Kobe Bryant’s hands on the next possession, it was obvious the intensity level of this Lakers-Mavericks game was high.
Briefly
April 4, 2003
¢ French leader: U.S. made ‘grave mistake’ ¢ Dad: Rescued POW wasn’t shot or stabbed ¢ Powell emphasizes U.S. role in postwar Iraq ¢ Lawmaker pushes plan to punish France
Margaret B. Scheer
April 4, 2003