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Parks and recreations facilities closing early
April 7, 2003
(Updated Monday at 3:02 p.m.) The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department announced that its recreation center facilities will close early Monday evening because of the Kansas University-Syracuse national championship basketball game.
Preparations under way for national title game
April 7, 2003
(Updated Monday at 5:22 p.m.) As the clock ticks down to Monday night’s national championship NCAA basketball game, Kansas University officials, Jayhawk fans and local media are getting ready for the 8:18 p.m. tipoff.
Briefly
April 7, 2003
¢ California: Gas prices fall 6 cents ¢ Chicago: Vitamin supplements urged to prevent rickets in babies ¢ Los Angeles: Architecture prize awarded
Consumers finding ways to curb spending
Uncertainty creates desire to cutback
April 7, 2003
Business owner Stephen McPartlin never was the type to carry a coffee card — the kind you dig out of your wallet to get punched for a free cup of coffee.
Tech Notes
April 7, 2003
¢ Japan: Company set to offer wristwatch cell phone ¢ Computer giant: Microsoft launchs update to Windows XP
Liberty Bell 7 researcher visits Kansas Cosmosphere
April 7, 2003
The man who recovered the Liberty Bell 7 space capsule visited Hutchinson to see the capsule at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center.
Legal lapse
April 7, 2003
Grasslands’ future ‘grim’ without rain
April 7, 2003
Farmers and ranchers still trying to recover from the effects of last year’s drought around the Cimarron National Grasslands in Morton County say they may not survive another dry summer.
Rock chalk
April 7, 2003
The hard work and determination of the Kansas basketball team gives Jayhawk fans around the world reason to be proud.
War atrocities
April 7, 2003
Lack of history
April 7, 2003
City winners
April 7, 2003
Bond strategy
April 7, 2003
Lesser tax evil
April 7, 2003
LHS coach Davis tickled with role for CBS
April 7, 2003
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team wasn’t the only group on top of its game Saturday.
Wintry, spring storms sweep country
April 7, 2003
A snowy storm swept through the Plains on Sunday, dumping up to a foot of heavy, wet snow across Nebraska as it headed east.
Airline service improves for second straight year
April 7, 2003
Tighter airport security made it harder for people to catch their flights last year, but the experience probably improved once they reached the airplane.
Organ transplants may carry seeds of cancer cells
April 7, 2003
Five patients who developed skin cancer after an organ transplant may have received cancer seed cells from the donor, researchers report.
Iraqis loot city of Basra as British troops move in
April 7, 2003
Hundreds of British troops and dozens of tanks and armored fighting vehicles pushed into the center of Basra on Sunday, sending Iraqi military and Baath Party officials fleeing but also setting off a looting spree in the newly lawless city.
NBC News correspondent dies of blood clot
April 7, 2003
NBC News correspondent David Bloom, one of the network’s most prominent young stars and a near constant television presence reporting from the Iraqi desert, died Sunday from an apparent blood clot, the network said.
Baghdad suffering intense even before battles begin
April 7, 2003
When Ali Kazem’s house cracked from the force of a nearby blast, the family grabbed a copy of the Quran and the lunch they had yet to touch and set off cross-town to a relative’s home Sunday.
Palestinian militant’s trial opens
April 7, 2003
The murder trial of Palestinian uprising leader Marwan Barghouti began Sunday, but his top aides refused to cooperate on the stand with prosecutors. One witness covered his ears to block out questions.
Ape populations decline sharply
April 7, 2003
In just 20 years, poaching and the Ebola virus have cut in half the ape population of western equatorial Africa, long considered the last stronghold of the continent’s gorillas and chimpanzees, according to a new study.
Afghan disarmament program begins
April 7, 2003
Officials announced a landmark program Sunday to disarm, demobilize and reintegrate an estimated 100,000 fighters across Afghanistan over the next three years.
Jayhawk legends plan to see team in action
Fans hope for more KU magic
April 7, 2003
Joanie Stephens is mighty popular these days in the Big Easy. And for that she can thank her boss: Kansas coach Roy Williams, whose plucky Jayhawks play Syracuse tonight for the NCAA championship.
Scholarship keeps crash victim’s memory alive
April 7, 2003
Sunday afternoon was a time for barbecue, a peaceful walk and remembering Lisa Bland.
Election results force adjustment
PACs appear to be here to stay
April 7, 2003
The campaign is finished. The campaigners aren’t. Nobody is recruiting candidates for the 2005 Lawrence City Commission election quite yet.
Gasoline: Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence
April 7, 2003
The Journal-World has found Lawrence-area gasoline prices as low as $1.44 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets, and Dillons, 4701 W. Sixth St.
Homeless to Harvard’ tells of transformed life
April 7, 2003
When Liz Murray didn’t have a bed, she and a friend would sometimes go to a diner in the Bronx, pool their change to buy french fries with gravy and cheese, and take naps with their heads resting on the table.
Earnhardt Jr. tames Talladega
Driver takes fourth straight at track, wins Aaron’s 499
April 7, 2003
About the only thing that went right for Dale Earnhardt Jr. Sunday was winning the Aaron’s 499.
Texas Tech topples KU
April 7, 2003
Erin Crawford held the 23rd-ranked Kansas University softball team hitless through four innings as Texas Tech upended the Jayhawks, 8-4, Sunday.
KU baseball changes upcoming schedule
April 7, 2003
A snow storm pounding the Midwest has forced Kansas University’s baseball team to alter its schedule for the week.
KU soccer sweeps Tulsa, Oral Roberts
April 7, 2003
Kansas University won a pair of exhibition soccer games Sunday, defeating Tulsa, 1-0, and Oral Roberts, 8-1, in the KU Spring Tournament at SuperTarget Field.
Science research program receives record funding
April 7, 2003
A program that promotes innovative research from scientists throughout the state will receive a record $9 million in funding for the next three years from the National Science Foundation.
Area Briefs
April 7, 2003
¢ Breakfast to benefit epilepsy research ¢ Fair promotes safety ¢ Seminar to provide weather information
Ronald Dean West
April 7, 2003
Pittsburg girl wins spelling bee
April 7, 2003
An 11-year-old Pittsburg girl, Nina Mathew, is this year’s All-Kansas Spelling Bee champion.
Veto sought for pollution bill
April 7, 2003
The state’s top environmental lobbyist is urging Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to veto a bill that classifies streams for pollution regulations.
Baseball Briefs
April 7, 2003
¢ Cincinnati’s Griffey out at least six weeks ¢ Martinez leaves game ¢ O’s honor war veterans, Purple Heart recipient ¢ Indians’ Sabathia has elbow examined
Chat wrap with James Sido
April 7, 2003
6Sports anchor James Sido took about 30 minutes during the afternoon before the KU’s national title game against Syracuse to answer visitors questions about the Jayhawks, the Orangemen and the chances of Roy Williams leaving for UNC.
Well-matched team attacks terrorist threat
April 7, 2003
Asked why al-Qaida might have been trying to kill him in 1999 — he abandoned his house for a month and acquired Secret Service protection based on an alert from Yasser Arafat — Richard Clarke, who The Washington Post says “coordinated U.S. efforts to hunt and kill al-Qaida’s senior leaders” years before 9-11, simply says: “We were killing them. Fair enough.”
U.S. troops find suspected terror camp
April 7, 2003
The rusted shell of an old passenger jet sat out in a field, its tail broken off. Good for hijacking practice, U.S. Marines speculated Sunday as they examined an Iraqi training base about 20 miles south of Baghdad.
Suspected sarin discovery probably a false alarm
April 7, 2003
Dozens of U.S. soldiers were evacuated from an Iraqi military compound early today after tests by a mobile laboratory showed the apparent presence of sarin, a powerful nerve agent.
Lawrence, Syracuse mayors to make bet
April 7, 2003
Lawrence Mayor Sue Hack is ready to put the city’s best ribs and buffalo wings where her mouth is — but not the way you think.
Fan close, not quite there
April 7, 2003
Tim Alexander is among a dozen Kansas University classmates who made the trip from Lawrence to New Orleans for the Final Four, but he’s the only one with a real taste for what it’s like to be on the floor with the Jayhawks.
Fort Riley’s neighbors rally around deployed troops
April 7, 2003
To get a sense of how folks living in the shadow of Fort Riley feel about U.S. troops in Iraq, just look at the scores of messages at Heritage Park.
Other developments in war with Iraq
April 7, 2003
Officials uneasy with plan to accelerate tax collections
Some lawmakers question merits of Sebelius proposal
April 7, 2003
The more Les Donovan thought out loud, the more agitated he grew. He called the ideas he saw “blatantly awful” and compared them to setting wild beasts loose among children.
Internet phone calls troublesome for FBI
April 7, 2003
Wiretapping takes on a whole new meaning now that phone calls are being made over the Internet, posing legal and technical hurdles for the FBI as it seeks to prevent the emerging services from becoming a safe haven for criminals and terrorists.
Royals suffer first setback of season … a rainout
April 7, 2003
The weather did what no team could do in the first week of the season — stop Kansas City from winning.
NBA Roundup: Kings end Eastern road trip with win
April 7, 2003
Consumers: Beware of ‘safe investment with high return’
April 7, 2003
You can bet money that even before President Bush gave the order to begin military action against Iraq, con artists were preparing to launch their own attacks on scared or naive investors.
Unemployed need to go beyond Internet
April 7, 2003
Unemployed workers might want to think twice about depending on the Internet alone for a job search. Such hunting could prolong your unemployment.
Wichita teacher recognized for lifetime of fighting bias
April 7, 2003
Leonard Wesley spent his summer days in Coffeyville playing baseball with kids of all races. But as soon as the school bell rang, he went back to a segregated basketball team with hand-me-down uniforms.
Bear-y special volunteers needed for fund-raiser
April 7, 2003
Agency: Trinity Respite Care Address: 2201 W. 25th St. Contact Person: Teresa Martell, 842-3159
Lawrence City Commission
Commission to seat new members
April 7, 2003
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25
On the record
April 7, 2003
Reports show al-Qaida plans for attacks against U.S. interests in Singapore
April 7, 2003
When al-Qaida leaders decided an attack on a U.S. military shuttle bus was not spectacular enough, the Singapore-based operatives who proposed the idea meticulously planned to hit more daring targets.
Weather may cancel party at stadium
April 7, 2003
Students and fans are invited to cheer on the Kansas University Jayhawks in their NCAA national championship game tonight at Memorial Stadium if weather permits.
Horoscopes
April 7, 2003
Google Hacks’ can help turn search engine into precision tool
April 7, 2003
It may be the best way to find stuff online, but most of us who use Google a lot still find ourselves wading through oodles of Web pages.
Notebook: Jayhawk seniors motivated to win finale
April 7, 2003
Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison are hoping for a perfect ending to their glorious Kansas University men’s basketball careers tonight.
Cantus stretches bounds of musical frontiers
April 7, 2003
Perhaps a lingering audience member at Sunday’s Lied Center performance by Cantus said it best: “What a repertoire!”
Briefly
April 7, 2003
¢ Take Back the Night events scheduled ¢ Diversity: ‘Tunnel of Oppression’ aims to raise awareness ¢ Community: Elementary school is site of Brownies blood drive ¢ Easter: Baldwin plans egg hunt
Lois L. Jones
April 7, 2003
Eugene W. Zule
April 7, 2003
Arthur E. Laduke
April 7, 2003
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
April 7, 2003
Kansas taxpayers urged to file online
April 7, 2003
The Kansas Department of Revenue is urging taxpayers to consider filing online this year.
Women’s Final Four: Tennessee trips Duke, 66-56
April 7, 2003
Tennessee is back on a familiar stage, and, somewhere, Laura Jackson is leading a huge cheer.
Indian health workers seek to eradicate polio
April 7, 2003
Health workers in India knocked on millions of doors Sunday in a campaign to vaccinate 165 million of the country’s children against polio this year — the largest immunization drive ever against the disease.
National League Roundup: Giants rest stars, still beat lowly Milwaukee
April 7, 2003
Even with Barry Bonds and other key players resting, the San Francisco Giants still had no trouble beating the hapless Milwaukee Brewers.
Woodling: High-scoring teams could make NCAA final history
April 7, 2003
Kansas University scores 94 points in winning its Final Four national semifinal Saturday night, then Syracuse goes the Jayhawks one better by scoring 95 in its semi.
Closing options
April 7, 2003
Ban tarnishes Augusta image
April 7, 2003
To be honest, I’ve had a bit of trouble shifting into high dudgeon over the exclusion of women from the Augusta National Golf Club. The 300-member inner sanctum of CEOs is one reason I didn’t play golf until I hit middle age.
KU’s Lee making impact
April 7, 2003
Michael Lee played the best basketball game of his short college career Saturday night in Kansas University’s 94-61 national semifinal victory against Marquette.
Military lands 1st U.S. plane in Baghdad
April 7, 2003
A giant C-130 transport landed at the Baghdad airport Sunday, the first known U.S. plane to arrive in the Iraqi capital since the airfield fell into U.S. hands.
Troops’ loved ones wary of tracking news while war continues
April 7, 2003
While many Americans are glued to news reports from the war with Iraq, Tosha Jansen-Conkey can’t bear to look.
Boeheim: Texas, Kansas do many different things
April 7, 2003
Texas and Kansas University both might belong to the Big 12 Conference, but the Jayhawks, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim emphasized Sunday, are not the Longhorns.
One coach will snag elusive title
April 7, 2003
Roy Williams has won 418 basketball games and nine conference titles and has guided the Jayhawks to four Final Fours in 15 seasons at Kansas.
Doherty says he was torpedoed by changes
April 7, 2003
Matt Doherty wanted to leave his mark on North Carolina basketball. This is not what he intended.
Emily Nicole Sawyer
April 7, 2003
American League Roundup: Hapless Tigers fall to 0-6 — again
April 7, 2003
Rookie manager Alan Trammell is doing his best to stay positive during another disastrous start for the Detroit Tigers.
People
April 7, 2003
¢ ‘Phone Booth’ rings up No. 1 spot ¢ Mexican food ends wait for governor’s baby ¢ Gere gets presidential earful ¢ Mayberry town seeks own statue
Lied Center announces lineup for 10th anniversary season
April 7, 2003
When the Lied Center opened in 1993, its first performance was “The Secret Garden.” The choice was a prophetic one, executive director Tim Van Leer said Sunday during the announcement of the venue’s 10th anniversary season.
School board to regroup for new bond
April 7, 2003
A revised bond issue for upgrading Lawrence school facilities may be coming soon to a voting booth near you.
Asian-American struggles to know mother
April 7, 2003
Nominated for a 2003 Academy Award for Best Documentary, “Daughter from Danang” on “American Experience” (8 p.m., PBS) chronicles the painful reunion between a Vietnamese mother and her Asian-American daughter, Heidi, who were separated since 1975.
KU set for date with destiny
Syracuse, Anthony stand between Jayhawks, title
April 7, 2003
The NBA is beckoning Syracuse freshman Carmelo Anthony, who, if he decides to leave college, figures to be a top-five pick in this summer’s pro draft.
Colorado clubs KU tennis, 5-2
April 7, 2003
Kansas University dropped a Big 12 Conference tennis match Sunday with Colorado, 5-2, at the Wood Valley Racquet Club.
U.S. prison population sets record
April 7, 2003
The number of people in U.S. prisons and jails last year topped 2 million for the first time, driven by get-tough sentencing policies that mandate long terms for drug offenders and other criminals, the government reported Sunday.
UConn overcomes Texas, 71-69
April 7, 2003
Her right ankle was aching, her back was sore, her game was off. Diana Taurasi wasn’t about to let those annoyances stand in the way of another trip to the women’s national championship game.
Question of the day
April 7, 2003