Archive for Saturday, April 5, 2003

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Births
Blog entries
On the street
Polls
Should Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius line-item veto a provision in the state budget bill that could block funding of the Kansas University School of Social Welfare because of the content of a human sexuality class?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes. The Kansas Legislature should not be allowed to meddle into university curricula.
 
54%
No. Funding should be pulled if a department is caught buying or showing obscene materials in its sex education courses.
 
44%
Undecided.
 
0%
Other.
 
0%
Total 1710

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Final Four bid boosts retail sales
Jayhawks creating big business for area, KU
April 5, 2003
Kenyon Barker needed a T-shirt to prove she had been a Kansas University student when the Jayhawks made the Final Four.
6Sports video: ‘Hawks can’t hold lead against Huskers
April 5, 2003
6Sports reports on the KU baseball game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
6News video: Screen scene
April 5, 2003
We’re in that brief span between the Academy Awards and the summer movie season where studios generally release pictures of dubious merit.
6News video: County commissioners say recount was right thing to do
April 5, 2003
6News reports on the recount and canvassing of the ballots from Tuesday nights election.
6News video: KU grad catches final four fever in Iraq
April 5, 2003
6News reports on KU graduate Capt. Brad Loudon who is fighting in the war in Iraq.
6News video: Fans in New Orleans think Roy will stay
April 5, 2003
6News reports on Jayhawk fans’ thoughts on whether or not KU mens head coach Roy Williams will stay in Lawrence or go to the University of North Carolina.
6Sports video: Players say focus is on game, not on coaching questions
April 5, 2003
6Sports reports on some of the KU mens basketball players regarding the questions surrounding head coach Roy Williams.
6Sports video: Experience a big word in New Orleans
April 5, 2003
6Sports reports on how experience plays into this years final four.
6Sports video: ‘Hawks not sure when they became favorites
April 5, 2003
6Sports reports on the thoughts of some KU men’s basketball players on their being favored by some to win the national championship.
6Sports video: Eagles get last practice before meeting up with ‘Hawks
April 5, 2003
6Sports reports on the last practice the Marquette Golden Eagles got before their matchup with the Jayhawks tonight in the NCAA tournament final four.
Anniversaries
April 5, 2003
Weddings
April 5, 2003
Scouting news
April 5, 2003
Military news
April 5, 2003
Around and about
April 5, 2003
UK’s Smith wins coaching honor
Xavier’s West named Associated Press player of year
April 5, 2003
Kentucky’s Tubby Smith and Xavier’s David West were honored Friday as The Associated Press coach and player of the year.
Iraq Chalk Jayhawk
KU flag accompanies Army officer to front
April 5, 2003
U.S. Army Capt. Brad Loudon had to trek through the Iraqi desert with a 60-pound backpack, but he found room to carry one extra item with his gear — a giant KU flag.
FSHS baseball still unbeaten
April 5, 2003
Claremore High is ranked No. 1 in Oklahoma’s Class 5A, but Free State High pitcher Matt Lane shut it down.
KU adds baseball game
April 5, 2003
Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price announced the addition of a doubleheader at Western Illinois to the Jayhawks’ 2003 schedule. KU will travel to Macomb, Ill., for a noon twinbill Monday.
Marines close in on Iraqi capital
Baghdad residents flee city by tens of thousands
April 5, 2003
With artillery thundering overhead, Marines closed to within a few miles of the city’s southeastern edge early today as U.S. troops battled to lay a military cordon around the Iraqi capital.
KU tennis canceled
April 5, 2003
The Kansas University tennis team’s match today against Tulsa has been canceled because of poor weather conditions and a lack of an indoor facility. If poor weather continues, Sunday’s 11 a.m. match against Colorado will be moved to 9:30 a.m. at Wood Valley Racquet Club in Topeka.
Women and the Bible
Yankee Jewish feminist’ takes fresh approach to Judaism
April 5, 2003
Amy-Jill Levine brings a different perspective to the study of the Bible: that of a Jewish feminist.
Professor to discuss origins of Christianity, biblical women’s roles and representations
April 5, 2003
Amy-Jill Levine, Ph.D., the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor at Vanderbilt University Divinity School/graduate department of religion, will speak Sunday and Monday in Lawrence as the 2003 Theologian In Residence.
Children gain maturity when freedom forms
April 5, 2003
It’s obvious our teenage son is rapidly becoming an adult. What guidelines can you offer to help us transfer power at the right time — neither early nor late?
Local briefs
April 5, 2003
¢ KU research program awarded $9 million ¢ Education: Feds approve state’s No Child Left Behind plan ¢ Gasoline: Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence
New ‘Legend of Zelda’ is a masterpiece
April 5, 2003
Fans of the “Legend of Zelda” series are in for a huge treat. “The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker” for Nintendo’s GameCube is an absolute masterpiece and one of the most delightful games I’ve had the pleasure of playing in many years.
Recount ‘raises integrity’ of election’s outcomes
April 5, 2003
Douglas County commissioners certified Tuesday’s election results Friday, but not before asking for a ballot recount. Friday’s recount, done by machine, didn’t change the outcome of the city, school board or school bond issue votes. But it added another chapter in the problem-plagued election.
U.S. News deals KU mixed bag on rankings
April 5, 2003
Kansas University saw mixed results in rankings released Friday by U.S. News and World Report.
University on lookout for counterfeit products
April 5, 2003
Officials from Kansas University and the Collegiate Licensing Company will be on the lookout for counterfeit Jayhawk merchandise this weekend.
Unemployment rate falls in Lawrence, state
April 5, 2003
The jobless rate in Lawrence and across the state declined in February, but officials said Friday there was still uncertainty the economy will rebound.
On the record
April 5, 2003
National Archives documents now online
April 5, 2003
Researchers, genealogists and the plain curious can now use the Internet to check more than 50 million historical records at the National Archives, from Civil War battles to family immigration files.
Spring snowstorm hits Northeast
April 5, 2003
Two weeks into spring, a foot of snow fell Friday on parts of the Northeast while freezing rain knocked out power and transformed trees into glittering, ice-encased sculptures.
Apartment burglar gets probation
April 5, 2003
A Lawrence man received probation Friday for a series of apartment burglaries in which he stuck pieces of paper in doors to determine whether the occupants had left town for the holidays.
DNA testing clears name of Kansan in rape case
April 5, 2003
Eddie James Lowery is eager to have his good name back after DNA testing cleared him in the 1981 rape of an Ogden woman.
Committed to schools
April 5, 2003
Before, during and after the school bond debate, Supt. Randy Weseman is dedicated to educating the children of Lawrence.
National asset
April 5, 2003
The work being done by the Midwest Research Institute of Kansas City provides benefits around the world.
Longer war may undermine peace efforts
April 5, 2003
The men with the brave hearts who went to war in August 1914 thought they would be home by Christmas. The Nazis thought they could sweep through the Low Countries in 1940 and bring a swift end to fighting in Europe.
Bridge the divide
April 5, 2003
Wal-Mart effects
April 5, 2003
Prayers needed
April 5, 2003
Slain soldier’s family realizes valor of war
April 5, 2003
The family of the first confirmed Kansas casualty of the war in Iraq said Friday Army Sgt. Jacob Butler died for what he believed in.
McCarthyism
April 5, 2003
House members seek professor’s firing
April 5, 2003
More than 100 Republican House members are urging the firing of a Columbia University professor for antiwar comments he made.
Duty to protest
April 5, 2003
Marquette, who?
Jayhawks opponent unknown to KU fans, players
April 5, 2003
Kansas and Texas? States. Syracuse? City. Marquette? “No idea,” said Keith Dawson, who works as an information specialist at Kansas University’s computer center. “I know it’s French. After that I have no idea.”
Players awed by Army officer’s KU flag display
April 5, 2003
Nick Collison probably didn’t need any extra incentive to win tonight’s Final Four game against Marquette. But he was inspired on Friday by a photo of a Kansas University alumnus and Army captain holding a KU flag somewhere near Baghdad.
Youths find ways to join war efforts
April 5, 2003
Sarah Abedi, a teen from southern California, is helping raise money for Iraqi families. Doug Mercurio, a law student in Rhode Island, is taking time to assemble care packages — filled with everything from toilet paper to sun block to Starbucks coffee — for his cousin’s Army unit in the Persian Gulf region.
Poll: Public approves of war coverage
April 5, 2003
With the Iraq war in its third week, 95 percent of Americans say they are following news coverage closely and 61 percent generally approve of the way the media are covering the conflict, according to the Los Angeles Times Poll.
Atlantic Monthly editor killed in accident
April 5, 2003
Michael Kelly, editor-at-large for The Atlantic Monthly, was killed while covering the war in Iraq, the first American journalist to die in the conflict.
Cuba arrests ferry hijackers
Rescued hostages uninjured
April 5, 2003
Cuban security forces waiting in the waters of Mariel port rescued hostages jumping from a ferry boat as other troops stormed the vessel and arrested the captors, the government said Friday.
Marchers honor King Jr.
April 5, 2003
Protesters against the war with Iraq joined several hundred people for a march honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on the 35th anniversary of his assassination.
Arrest warrant issued for Milosevic’s wife
April 5, 2003
An arrest warrant was issued Friday for the wife of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic in connection with the murder of Milosevic’s predecessor, a police source said.
SM South pummels LHS soccer
April 5, 2003
Playing its second game in two days, Lawrence High’s soccer team suffered a 5-0 setback Friday to Shawnee Mission South.
Government paves way for U.N. extraditions
April 5, 2003
Government ministers approved a law change Friday to make it easier to extradite war criminals to a U.N. tribunal in the Netherlands, a top official said.
Nations warn against Philippines travel
April 5, 2003
Three countries warned Friday against traveling to the Philippines as police searched for suspects in a bombing that killed 16 people in a southern port city.
National League Roundup: Sosa slams 500th homer
Cubs’ slugger reaches milestone in loss to Reds
April 5, 2003
Sammy Sosa finally got No. 500. At long last, the Cincinnati Reds got No. 1. It was tough to tell who was more relieved.
Troops toss first pitch for Twins
April 5, 2003
Two Army Reservists from Minnesota threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Twins’ home opener Friday night from Kuwait.
American League Roundup: Ex-Ray helps Blue Jays trip Twins
Solid start from Sturtze helps Toronto upend Minnesota, 7-2
April 5, 2003
Tanyon Sturtze is off to a strong start in Toronto, and he hopes that helps him forget about last season with Tampa Bay.
Baseball Briefs
April 5, 2003
¢ Doctors: Yanks’ Jeter won’t need surgery ¢ Brewers sign Stevens to minor-league deal ¢ Bere placed on DL ¢ Rockies attendance dips ¢ D’backs release Swindell
Cardinals reliever Eldred struggling to find form
April 5, 2003
Judging from his astronomical ERA, Cal Eldred has hit an early roadblock in his comeback with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Barnes turns Longhorns into power in hoops
April 5, 2003
Little Ricky from Hickory is big time now. When Rick Barnes took over as coach at Texas five years ago, the program was in disarray under the threat of player lawsuits and defections.
Knicks choice Vujanic agrees to European deal
April 5, 2003
New York Knicks draft choice Milos Vujanic has agreed to a two-year contract with a top European team, agent Goran Ristanovic told the New York Post.
Faces and places
April 5, 2003
Landfill project costly for officials
April 5, 2003
Of the three Harper County commissioners who proposed a landfill project to handle Sedgwick County’s trash, one has been recalled and one chose not to seek re-election.
Business Briefcase
April 5, 2003
¢ GuideOne sells company to Kansas City Life ¢ Earnings: Alcoa beats expectations ¢ Oil: Mobil under investigation in Kazakstan bribe case ¢ Aviation: UAL chief’s salary takes another hit
Engagements
April 5, 2003
Scheer services
April 5, 2003
4-H and FCE news
April 5, 2003
Kerry fires back at GOP for ‘regime’ attacks
April 5, 2003
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry lashed out at top congressional Republicans on Friday after they assailed him for saying the United States, like Iraq, needs a regime change.
Senate panel endorses Boeing bond bill
April 5, 2003
A bill allowing the state to issue $500 million in bonds to help Boeing Wichita secure work on a new jetliner won the endorsement of a state Senate committee Friday.
Barbara G. Dixon Cole
April 5, 2003
Chat wrap with Gary Bedore
April 5, 2003
Journal-World assistant sports editor and KU men’s basketball writer Gary Bedore took about 30 minutes during the afternoon before the KU-Marquette game to answer visitors questions about the Jayhawks, the Golden Eagles and the chances of Roy Williams leaving for UNC.
Parents traveling to Asia to adopt, despite disease
Kansan may have picked up SARS while picking up new daughter
April 5, 2003
A mysterious disease and warnings against traveling to Asia are not deterring some would-be parents from traveling to China to pick up their new adoptive children.
Simien returns … to bench
April 5, 2003
Wayne Simien shook up the staff at New York’s Hospital For Special Surgery last Saturday night.
NBA Roundup: Webber propels Kings
Pierce scores 40 for Celtics in losing cause
April 5, 2003
Chris Webber knew he wanted the ball with the game on the line. Taking a three-pointer wasn’t in his plans.
Georgia governor, lawmakers endorse new state flag
April 5, 2003
After months of debating Georgia’s flag, state lawmakers struck a surprise compromise Friday — an entirely new flag that echoes an old Confederate flag but does not include the divisive Dixie battle emblem.
U.S. troops ease into life at southern base
April 5, 2003
The largest U.S. military base inside Iraq buzzes with activity: C-130 transport planes land around-the-clock and truck convoys are loaded with supplies.
Kansans find variety of ways to note, support war in Iraq
April 5, 2003
Kansans are showing their feelings about the war in Iraq and the troops over there in various ways. It’s a mixture of pride and support, some sorrow and occasional opposition.
Video means Saddam likely alive, U.S. officials say
Broadcast shows Iraqi leader walking Baghdad streets
April 5, 2003
Saddam Hussein’s reference to a downed U.S. helicopter in a speech aired Friday is being interpreted by intelligence officials as a sign he is probably alive.
Saddam’s biggest airport becomes U.S. ‘superbase’
April 5, 2003
U.S. forces seized Saddam International Airport on Friday after an all-night tank and infantry assault, promptly renamed it and then began searching the tunnels underneath for any Iraqi soldiers who might be hiding.
Mandofest among weekend offerings
April 5, 2003
Nationally acclaimed musician Evan Marshall will be featured in this year’s Mandofest, billed as the largest mandolin event in the Midwest. The second concert in the weekend of activities is at 8 tonight at Liberty Hall, 642 Mass.
Mayfield takes first pole since 2000
April 5, 2003
Although Jeremy Mayfield gained his first pole in more than two years, he doesn’t figure the Talladega Superspeedway aces from Dale Earnhardt Inc. should be too worried.
Hot ‘Huskers hammer Jayhawks
April 5, 2003
Near-freezing temperatures couldn’t stop the Big 12 Conference’s hottest baseball team.
Key developments
April 5, 2003
Key developments Friday in the war in Iraq:
Forester says K.C. in need of trees
Losses from 2002 ice storm continue to be evident
April 5, 2003
Thousands of trees need to be planted across the city to replace those lost in an ice storm last year, a Kansas City forester says.
We are here with a purpose,’ major writes
April 5, 2003
Editor’s note: Maj. Bruce Archambault Jr. is an Army intelligence officer based in Kuwait. The father of Kansas University sophomore Stacey Archambault, he wrote this first-person account of the war against Iraq.
People
April 5, 2003
¢ Media hawk Crowe nuptials ¢ Meat Loaf makes final tour ¢ McCartney revives Beatles tunes
Embedded’ news media offer new perspective on warfare
April 5, 2003
Controversial issues surround the war in Iraq, and one of the most unusual, actually unique, facets is the decision of Pentagon and White House officials to allow news media representatives to accompany troops and report action on a real-time, uncensored basis.
6Sports video: Final four fans having fun in New Orleans
April 5, 2003
6Sports speaks with some final four fans in New Orleans.
Royals match best start in franchise history
April 5, 2003
The Kansas City Royals are in unfamiliar territory. Michael Tucker’s two-run single capped a four-run second inning, and the Royals won their fourth straight game to match the best start in franchise history, beating Cleveland, 5-1, Friday night.
Colorful decorations help put spring into home
April 5, 2003
Spring has finally arrived — and after the harsh winter and with stress over war, we’re not only glad for the new season, but perhaps primed to do a bit more than usual to spruce up our homes.
Miles shrugs off criticism
April 5, 2003
Aaron Miles hears the criticism, but chooses not to listen.
Syracuse at a glance: Boeheim melded young, old
April 5, 2003
Syracuse’s Kueth Duany attempted to explain the feeling of adrenaline rushing through his body despite a calm exterior after Sunday’s victory propelled the Orangemen into the Final Four in New Orleans.
Texas at a glance: Final Four huge for UT’s Barnes
April 5, 2003
This is Texas’ first trip to the Final Four in the modern era of college basketball, and getting there has been the focus of coach Rick Barnes’ recruiting. It is the dream on which he has based his program and what attracted many of the players on his 10-deep roster.
Warriors … er, Eagles have history in NCAAs
April 5, 2003
When you get right down to it, Marquette is one of those mystery universities like Gonzaga, Hofstra, Bucknell, Holy Cross and, in some cases, Notre Dame.
Daily Ticker
April 5, 2003
Late-night shows balance war, humor
April 5, 2003
As U.S. forces engage in “shock and awe” tactics in Iraq, the war is getting the mock-and-guffaw treatment from political humorists.
Former POW’s prognosis ‘excellent,’ U.S. official says
April 5, 2003
Jessica Lynch has a new pair of eyeglasses and a close friend by her bedside. She’s also made her first order from the hospital kitchen: turkey, applesauce and steamed carrots.
Stutter test subjects sue Iowa university
Orphans say they were subjected to negative therapy in research
April 5, 2003
The state of Iowa has been sued on behalf of five orphans who were “taught” to stutter as part of research conducted by a renowned speech pathologist in 1939.
Auriemma struggled with UConn’s youth
Coach admits despair despite 35-1 record
April 5, 2003
Connecticut always makes it look so easy. Lose four brilliant seniors, replace them with high school All-Americans, and just keep winning.
Speed, defense nice, but don’t top power
April 5, 2003
An evening earlier, Pudge Rodriguez’s body language was all wrong as he loafed after yet another passed ball, but now the sun was shining on a new day, and Rodriguez was on third base, pumping his fist and letting the cheers wash over him after the biggest hit of Florida’s embryonic season.
Crean concerned about pace
Marquette coach says a fast-tempo game with Kansas ‘not the way we can win’
April 5, 2003
First in Oklahoma City, later in Anaheim, Calif., and now in New Orleans, the same words have been uttered. Only the mouths have been changed to protect them from the redundancy police.
Fearful of jinxing beloved Jays, Kansans cling to superstitions
April 5, 2003
Black cats? No problem. Friday the 13th? Child’s play. But letting your dog lick the Mardi Gras beads? Now that’s tempting fate. Kansas University basketball fan Tom Dangermond learned the hard way.
Religion Briefs
April 5, 2003
Fantasy sequel is strictly squaresville
April 5, 2003
I used to think that being a critic would allow me to use phrases like “existential drama” every now and then.
Bush OKs quarantine for mystery illness
April 5, 2003
President Bush on Friday gave federal health officials authority to quarantine Americans sick with the highly contagious new mystery illness. Officials said there were no immediate plans to use the emergency powers.
The Guys’ provides tremendous emotion
April 5, 2003
Little was certain in the immediate aftermath of 9-11; the flood of emotion and incomprehension seemed to block most rational thought.
Marquette at a glance: Crean stresses ownership
April 5, 2003
Fourth-year Marquette coach Tom Crean demands one thing from his players. They must embrace accountability.
Airlines will meet new cockpit door requirement
April 5, 2003
Every large commercial plane flying in the United States will have bulletproof cockpit doors by next week, but airline security experts say the design doesn’t provide the best possible protection against a hijacker entering.
KU students need tickets, beg Roy to stay
April 5, 2003
Call them the ring team. Tom Glennon and Tim O’Brien started making the rounds Friday, sizing Kansas University players, coaches and others for Final Four rings.
Abortion clinic legislation sent to governor
Sebelius says she’s not decided whether to veto new standards
April 5, 2003
A bill establishing minimum health and safety standards for abortion clinics cleared the Legislature Friday and went to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who was not sure if she would sign it.
Bridge capture displays U.S.-Kurdish partnership
April 5, 2003
The Kurds’ yellow flag was wedged into the rusty bridge at Khazer, a key crossing point on the road to the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Militiamen allied with U.S. forces marched over single file, their rucksacks and guns swaying on their backs.
KU student’s father says troop morale still high
April 5, 2003
Soldiers fighting in the Middle East must cope with sandstorms and missile attacks, said the Kuwait-based father of a Kansas University student.
Cavaliers work phones to keep fans
Cleveland players place calls to season-ticket holders
April 5, 2003
There’s very little the Cleveland Cavaliers can do about their awful record, the NBA’s worst. Now they’re trying to stop from losing something more precious than games: fans.
UNC not on Williams’ mind
KU coach focused on Final Four foe Marquette
April 5, 2003
Roy Williams doesn’t have time to think about the coaching job at North Carolina right now.
Miles ‘great’ running team
April 5, 2003
Aaron Miles had a double-double for Kansas University in last year’s Final Four game against Maryland, but the Jayhawks left Atlanta after a 97-88 national semifinal loss.
Briefly
April 5, 2003
¢ California: Wal-Mart agrees to stop gun sales at California stores ¢ Washington, D.C.: Military bans heart patients from smallpox vaccine ¢ Moscow: Top police official resigns ¢ San Francisco: County breast cancer rates not as high as once thought
Ex-Jayhawks reflect on ‘93 trip to ‘dome
April 5, 2003
Greg Gurley sat in coach Roy Williams’ office Monday night, discussing Kansas University’s trip to the 1993 Final Four in New Orleans and looking ahead to the Jayhawks’ return trip to the Superdome this weekend.
Notebook: “Too many” questions fielded about Williams’ future
April 5, 2003
Kansas University sophomore Keith Langford was asked how many questions he fielded about Roy Williams’ future during Friday’s 45-minute media session at the Superdome.
Spirituality
April 5, 2003
Same-sex blessings rift splits two bishops Lawyer challenges using churches as polling places Islamic court opens in troubled province
Society calendar
April 5, 2003
Briefly
April 5, 2003
¢ San Antonio: Husband accused of keeping wife on chain ¢ Washington, D.C.: Annual White House Easter egg roll closed ¢ Rhode Island: Search of fire site yields paint can, glitter
McGrath ‘paying dues’
April 5, 2003
Those who recognize C.B. McGrath at Kansas University men’s basketball games — and many still do — often will see him lugging film equipment to the tip-top of Allen Fieldhouse before tipoff.
Lee improves as sophomore
April 5, 2003
Roy Williams has often said college basketball players make their biggest improvement between their freshman and sophomore years.
KU sizes up competition
Jayhawks shrug off label of title favorites
April 5, 2003
Kansas University’s basketball players beg to differ with pundits who have proclaimed the Jayhawks the runaway favorites at this year’s NCAA Final Four.
Med Center eliminates 84 jobs
Layoffs may hit Lawrence campus
April 5, 2003
Officials at the Kansas University Medical Center have announced another round of layoffs to deal with state budget problems, and they say a similar notice could be coming on the Lawrence campus in the next few months.
Former Kansas Citian, POW found dead at Iraqi hospital
Soldier’s body found where female prisoner rescued
April 5, 2003
The Oregon National Guard and the family of Army Sgt. Donald Walters said Friday night he was among those found dead at the Iraqi hospital where Pfc. Jessica Lynch was rescued earlier this week.
Judge questions Moussaoui trial secrecy
April 5, 2003
In a stark warning to prosecutors, a trial judge declared Friday she was disturbed by the government’s “shroud of secrecy” in the case of accused terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui and questioned whether his trial could proceed.
Defenders prepare for capital battle
April 5, 2003
The Iraqi capital’s defenders prepared Friday to make their last stand — digging ditches and stocking up on ammunition, even as thousands of frightened residents fled in bumper-to-bumper traffic.
Shock and awe-ful
April 5, 2003
Old home town - 100 years ago today
April 5, 2003
Senate defeats Sunday liquor sales bill
April 5, 2003
The Senate narrowly defeated a bill to allow Sunday sales of packaged liquor in communities where voters approve, preventing the measure from going to the governor Friday.
Question of the day
April 5, 2003
Looking back to last year’s Final Four experience in Atlanta, what are you doing differently this year to get a win in New Orleans?
Troops find powder, chemical warfare papers
U.S. official: Materials may be explosives
April 5, 2003
U.S. troops found thousands of boxes of suspicious white powder, nerve agent antidote and Arabic documents on how to engage in chemical warfare south of Baghdad.
Agencies prepare for postwar aid
April 5, 2003
As an American armored pincer closed on Baghdad, a growing force of international aid workers was mobilizing just beyond Iraq’s borders Friday for a huge postwar relief effort — to meet water, food, medical and other needs to replace a “welfare state that’s been switched off,” as one aid organizer put it.
More than 3,000 Iraqi POWs seen
April 5, 2003
The international Red Cross said Friday it had seen more than 3,000 Iraqi prisoners of war but had yet to receive permission from Iraqi officials to visit the Americans they were holding.
U.S. eases terms for convicted agents
April 5, 2003
Concerned they could be national security risks, the Justice Department imposed severe restrictions, including solitary confinement, on five Cubans serving long prison sentences for conspiracy to commit espionage and other charges.
Longhorns at home on road
Texas has enjoyed large fan following during tournament
April 5, 2003
Texas fans have had it easy lately when it comes to seeing the Longhorns play in the NCAA Tournament. And coach Rick Barnes isn’t about to apologize for the abundance of burnt orange in the stands.
Critics wary of Christian groups eager to help Iraq
April 5, 2003
In the aftermath of war, Iraq is expected to face a massive humanitarian crisis, with hunger, homelessness and disease threatening the nation’s 24 million people.
Mexico declines probe of murders
Residents frustrated by lack of action in 88 slayings
April 5, 2003
State prosecutors have long said that 88 women found dead in the desert outside this rough border city were killed by a gang of criminals working with bus drivers. But few people in Ciudad Juarez believed them, least of all the mothers of the victims.
Fern G. Shoemaker
April 5, 2003
Families still have hands full
Kansas sextuplets, quadruplets celebrate their first birthdays
April 5, 2003
It’s been a year — and thousands of dirty diapers — since south-central Kansas was treated to the births of quadruplets, followed the next day by sextuplets.
City, campus prepare for post-game
April 5, 2003
Jayhawk fans might worry about the outcome of tonight’s Final Four game between Kansas, but it’s what might happen after the game that worries Lawrence and Kansas University officials.
Niang hopes to bulk up
April 5, 2003
Moulaye Niang wasn’t in Atlanta last year when Kansas met Maryland in the NCAA semifinals.