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Bohl fired as KU athletic director
Chancellor: UNC contacted KU this morning about Roy
April 9, 2003
(Updated Thursday at 1:03 a.m.) Al Bohl struck back at Kansas University administrators and basketball coach Roy Williams after Bohl was fired Wednesday as KU athletic director. Bohl attributed his sacking to a power struggle and feud with Williams.
Health insurance hike main topic of teacher talks
April 9, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 12:18 p.m.) Negotiators working on a new contract for Lawrence teachers today will get a big dose of reality regarding health insurance costs.
6Sports video: Williams says UNC decision would be faster than 2000
April 9, 2003
6Sports reports on comments made by KU head coach Roy Williams on the the North Carolina job speculation.
6Sports video: Players can’t change free throws, lost opportunity
April 9, 2003
6Sports reports on some KU players’ feelings after their national championship loss to the Syracuse Orangemen.
6News video: Douglas Co. Fire and Medical place extra crew on Mass. St.
April 9, 2003
6News reports on the reaction of KU fans in downtown Lawrence after KU’s loss in the national championship game.
Bill to keep stamp prices stable for 3 years
April 9, 2003
Americans will get a three-year reprieve from higher postal rates under legislation that allows the Postal Service to save billions of dollars that would have otherwise gone into pension payments.
6News video: Theater officials ask for $6.32 from 2,000 people
April 9, 2003
6News reports on the fundraising campaign by KU theater officials to raise $50,000 for a second stage for the KU theater department.
NCAA finals ratings take dive
KU-Syracuse viewership lowest for CBS in title game
April 9, 2003
With attention on the war, NCAA Tournament TV ratings were the lowest since CBS began airing the event in 1982.
U.S. tightens Baghdad grip
Marines discover bloodied American Army uniforms in Iraqi prison
April 9, 2003
U.S. Marines captured Baghdad’s second airport along with large sections of its eastern suburbs as they extended American control in the Iraqi capital Tuesday, and Army tanks attacked government buildings and repelled a series of sharp counter-attacks near the center of the city.
6News video: Budget committee to continue searching for cuts
April 9, 2003
6News reports on Tuesday nights budget committe meeting.
6News video: Williams impressed with fan turnout
April 9, 2003
6News reports on the KU welcome home ceremony Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Ticket-issuing machines planned at turnpike
April 9, 2003
Travelers on the Kansas Turnpike soon could be getting their toll tickets from machines rather than humans.
Short & Sweet
April 9, 2003
¢ Booklet offers vegans ideas for Passover dishes ¢ Pillsbury provides recipe for quick, easy dessert
6Sports video: Three pointers, missed free throws doom ‘Hawks
April 9, 2003
6Sports reports on some KU players’ feelings after their loss to the Syracuse Orangmen Monday night in the national championship game.
Dangerfield undergoes brain surgery
April 9, 2003
Comedian Rodney Dangerfield underwent arterial brain surgery Tuesday to improve his body’s blood flow in preparation for an upcoming heart valve replacement, his publicist said.
PBS profiles the purveyors of Christianity
April 9, 2003
Just in time for Easter season, the documentary “Peter and Paul and the Christian Revolution” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings) examines the two men most responsible for spreading the gospels of Jesus and for turning an obscure Jewish sect into the dominant faith of the Roman Empire.
On the record
April 9, 2003
6News video: Fans hopeful Williams stays
April 9, 2003
6News reports on some KU fans’ thoughts on whether or not KU head coach Roy Williams will stay in Lawrence.
6Sports video: Williams happy with turnout
April 9, 2003
6Sports reports on KU welcome home ceremony Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Greek chili offers layers of flavor
April 9, 2003
Cincinnati is home to an unusual chili with a Greek heritage.
Study: Obesity ruins children’s self-esteem
April 9, 2003
A study has found a startling level of despair among obese children, with many rating their quality of life as low as that of young cancer patients on chemotherapy.
6Sports video: Players thankful for teammates, fans
April 9, 2003
6Sports reports on some KU players’ comments during the welcome home ceremony Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Assassination part of plot by Milosevic allies to regain power
April 9, 2003
The assassination of Serbia’s prime minister was orchestrated by a shadowy group that wanted to replace the pro-Western government with allies of Slobodan Milosevic, investigators said Tuesday.
Hazel Margaret Anderson
April 9, 2003
Spare change sought for new KU theater
April 9, 2003
John Staniunas wants $6.32 from you and 1,999 of your friends. Staniunas, artistic director for University Theatre at Kansas University, has started a pocket-change fund-raising campaign to construct a third theater at Murphy Hall.
Cuba dissident trials draw fire
April 9, 2003
Governments and human rights activists around the world condemned Cuba’s crackdown on the opposition, saying Tuesday that the quick trials and long prison sentences flagrantly violated international norms.
Kansas City sued for Bartle Hall booking dates
April 9, 2003
Years of sparring over event-booking policies at Bartle Hall came to a head Tuesday when a top consumer show producer sued Kansas City for better show dates.
Lawrence Police credit ‘best fans in the world’ for lack of postgame arrests
April 9, 2003
Police arrested five people downtown for disorderly conduct or fighting on Monday night after Kansas University’s loss in the national championship game.
Praeger calls bill on credit scoring ‘reasonable’ step
Insurance legislation on governor’s desk
April 9, 2003
Legislation restricting insurance companies’ use of Kansans’ credit information is “a reasonable first step” toward protecting consumers, Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger said Tuesday.
Drought-stricken states to receive dry milk
Kansas livestock farmers among those expected to receive help from government surplus
April 9, 2003
Millions of pounds of dry milk will be hauled from storage caves and warehouses to 24,000 farmers in drought-ravaged states to feed their livestock.
Appeals court rejects federal fine against AT&T
April 9, 2003
A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a government fine against AT&T Corp., which had been accused of switching consumers’ long-distance service without permission.
Partial verdicts reached in police corruption trial
April 9, 2003
A jury sent word to a judge Tuesday that it has reached verdicts in the cases of seven of 11 Miami police officers accused of corruption. The judge said the verdicts would remain sealed and sent jurors back to work.
Space station astronauts
April 9, 2003
Astronauts aboard the international space station ventured outside for more than six hours Tuesday to wrap up maintenance tasks on what was probably the last spacewalk for months.
Cat declawing banned
April 9, 2003
Saying it hoped to send a message to other communities, the West Hollywood City Council unanimously passed a measure that bans the declawing of cats.
Election failure
April 9, 2003
Poor excuse
April 9, 2003
Enforcement help
April 9, 2003
Rulings threaten expression
April 9, 2003
Justice Clarence Thomas, usually silent during oral arguments before the Supreme Court, spoke sharply during last December’s arguments about whether Virginia’s 1952 law banning cross burning, which the law stipulates is “prima facie evidence of an intent to intimidate,” violates the right of free speech.
Suburbs advance Sunday liquor sales
April 9, 2003
The prospect of Sunday liquor sales continues to advance through the Kansas suburbs of Kansas City.
Hutchinson High to honor soldiers
April 9, 2003
Hutchinson High School is preparing a wall of honor to recognize active-duty soldiers who graduated from the high school.
American League Roundup: Matsui belts grand slam
Slugger accomplishes feat in first home game
April 9, 2003
The crowd roared as Hideki Matsui rounded the bases after hitting his first major-league home run. Just one game into his Yankee Stadium career, he made team history.
National League Roundup: Brewers post first win of season
Rusch pitches Milwaukee past Pittsburgh, 5-3
April 9, 2003
Break out the champagne — the Milwaukee Brewers finally won, and they barely needed to swing their bats to do it.
Snow postpones Royals, Tigers
K.C. off for third straight day
April 9, 2003
The Tigers can only hope Tuesday’s postponement stops their momentum.
Strawberry released from prison
April 9, 2003
Darryl Strawberry smiled, hugged his wife, thanked a guard and drove away from prison Tuesday, beginning what his lawyer hopes will be a drug-free life.
NBA Roundup: Jordan torments Cavs
Wizards still in playoff contention after 100-91 win
April 9, 2003
Michael Jordan soaked in the applause and an ovation that came straight from hearts he had broken so many times before.
Brown awaiting call from UNC
76ers’ coach again second choice for Tar Heels — behind Kansas University’s Williams
April 9, 2003
Less than an hour before the game started, with the countdown clock ticking away, there was still a long list of things Larry Brown wasn’t sure about.
NBA Briefs
April 9, 2003
¢ Hornets moving West; Charlotte will join East ¢ Pistons activate center, put Manning on IL ¢ Grizzlies put Miller, Wright on injured list ¢ Judge dismisses suit against Iverson
Syracuse proves youth not bad thing
Freshmen key in Orangemen’s run to NCAA title
April 9, 2003
Jim Boeheim has ruined it for them all. No longer can a college basketball coach say, “We’re a young team.” Because we can then say, “So.”
College Briefs
April 9, 2003
¢ MSU’s Austin signs with agent for NBA ¢ Jackson State taps Anderson as coach ¢ Gophers’ Rickert declares for draft
Hootie’s crew has famously arrogant rules
April 9, 2003
The chairman of Augusta National traditionally holds a news conference on the eve of the Masters, a time to probe into the minds of the men in green jackets without getting much in return.
Taurasi, UConn win second straight title
April 9, 2003
After winning the national championship last year, Connecticut lost its four senior starters but still had the one player it needed — Diana Taurasi.
6Sports video: KU announces Bohl’s firing
April 9, 2003
Chancellor Robert Hemenway announces the firing of athletics director Al Bohl.
6Sports video: Bohl’s tenure not without incident
April 9, 2003
An in-depth look at Al Bohl’s tenure as KU athletics director and reactions about the firing.
Musician on trial in boy’s death
April 9, 2003
Rock musician Tommy Lee testified Tuesday at the start of a civil trial over the drowning of a 4-year-old boy in his pool, saying all the children at his son’s birthday party came with adults who should have been watching them.
Yvette Durr
April 9, 2003
Margaret J. Northrop
April 9, 2003
Private sector leads health care advances
April 9, 2003
What may well be the most promising development in health care reform in many years passed almost without notice in Washington last week.
Roy for king
April 9, 2003
Spokesman puts face on disappearing regime
April 9, 2003
The television pictures of U.S. tanks in Baghdad seemed undeniable, but Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s spokesman denied them anyway — with his usual flair for insult.
Gasoline prices expected to drop
Analysts warn uncertainties may stem downward trend
April 9, 2003
After falling nearly a dime in three weeks, gasoline prices are expected to keep sliding to a national average of $1.56 a gallon this summer thanks to lower oil prices and optimism about the war in Iraq, the government says.
Daily Ticker
April 9, 2003
Business Briefcase
April 9, 2003
¢ IRS budget too thin to beef up enforcement ¢ Lawrence: Home Depot offering ‘sneak preview’ of store ¢ Earnings: Interstate Bakeries reports $6.7 million loss ¢ Holton: Companies purchase pork processing plant
Bill would nullify vaccine lawsuits
April 9, 2003
More than 200 lawsuits that claim a link between childhood vaccines and autism would be forced out of court under legislation set for action in the Senate.
Recipes
April 9, 2003
Briefly
April 9, 2003
¢ Topeka: Guard unit departs for duty overseas ¢ Topeka: Federal prison awaits child pornographer ¢ Kansas City, Mo.: KCI worker admits falsifying resume ¢ Leavenworth: Farm accident kills 86-year-old resident
Briefly
April 9, 2003
¢ Cincinatti: Church tries minister for same-sex weddings ¢ Washington, D.C.: Education hot line is free to parents ¢ Boston: Shooting at hospital leaves two dead ¢ Washington, D.C.: Safety officials ban candles with lead wicks
Briefly
April 9, 2003
¢ Wichita: Colorado pair indicted on cocaine charges
6News video: New mayor, commissioners sworn in
April 9, 2003
6News reports on Tuesday nights Lawrence City Commission meeting.
Dollars or sense?
April 9, 2003
Current budget realities are forcing many school districts to be more concerned about the bottom line than about quality education.
Lawrence Briefs
April 9, 2003
¢ Last candidate named for KU vice provost ¢ Grad school concerns presented in lecture ¢ KU reporters place in story competitions ¢ Concert to benefit counseling center ¢ After-school students awarded for volunteering
6Sports video: Orangmen impressed by ‘Hawks
April 9, 2003
6Sports reports on the Syracuse Orangemens’ thoughts on KU’s play during the national championship game Monday night.
GM pulls the plug on electric vehicles
April 9, 2003
When General Motors charged up its first electric-powered vehicle in the late 1980s, it was heralded as the “car of the future.”
Cooking Q&A: Food industry working to strengthen safety
Consumers can help by notifying authorities of concerns, wisely handling food
April 9, 2003
In response to several questions that have been asked related to food safety and terrorism, I am sharing a list of frequently asked questions that the Food and Drug Administration has compiled.
6Sports video: Thousands gather to greet Jayhawks
April 9, 2003
6Sports reports on the KU welcome home ceremony held Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse.
KU coach will talk to Smith
April 9, 2003
The sequel to the saga surrounding Kansas University men’s basketball coach Roy Williams is officially in full swing.
Bernstein interview still a hot topic
April 9, 2003
One day later, Kansas University men’s basketball coach Roy Williams still has few regrets over his now-notorious interview with CBS reporter Bonnie Bernstein.
Williams left to ponder painful loss
April 9, 2003
Heretofore, Roy Williams was described as a hard-luck coach. After Monday night, he is, as so many of us who were cheering for him hoped he would be, hard-luck no more.
KU fans welcome home ‘Hawks
April 9, 2003
Their quest for the NCAA championship fell short, but Kansas University’s men’s basketball player still received a thunderous welcome when they returned home Tuesday from New Orleans.
6News video: Regardless of loss, KU fans still excited
April 9, 2003
6News reports on the reaction of KU fans in downtown Lawrence after KU’s loss in the national championship game.
Briefly
April 9, 2003
¢ Gaza city: Israeli missile blows up car, killing top Hamas commander ¢ New York City: Public comment sought on memorial for WTC site ¢ Atlanta: State flag change advances
Williams-Bohl saga continues
April 9, 2003
Al Bohl on Tuesday denied reports he was leaving his post as Kansas University’s athletic director and blamed the media for portraying him as feuding with KU men’s basketball coach Roy Williams.
People
April 9, 2003
¢ A Bono-fied charity event ¢ Cruz takes issue with magazine ¢ Queen of the divas ¢ Beautiful day for Beau
Retiree has taxing experience trapped inside city recycling bin
April 9, 2003
With the April 15 tax deadline looming, here’s a helpful reminder of what not to do as you bundle up your returns for the federal and state revenue departments.
Dunfield sworn in as new mayor
Smart-growth’ candidates take office
April 9, 2003
It wasn’t just a changing of the guard. It was a changing of how the guarding will be done.
Budget-balancing cuts sent to board
Committee avoids recommendations on sixth-grade band
April 9, 2003
The Lawrence school district’s budget committee couldn’t choose Tuesday between eliminating sixth-grade band or dropping art, music and gym instruction for kindergartners.
Tape purportedly from bin Laden urges suicide attacks
April 9, 2003
An audiotape purportedly from Osama bin Laden exhorts Muslims to rise up against Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and other governments it claims are “agents of America,” and calls for suicide attacks against U.S. and British interests to “avenge the innocent children” of Iraq.
U.S. reconstruction leader has been critical of Palestinians
April 9, 2003
The retired Army general who will oversee the rebuilding of Iraq signed a statement that accused Palestinians of filling their children with hate and that praised Israel — comments that could complicate his new job in the tinderbox Persian Gulf.
Bush, Blair promise self-rule for Iraqis
April 9, 2003
Saddam Hussein is losing his grip on power “finger by finger,” President Bush said Tuesday as he sought with ally Tony Blair to ease concerns that their conquering alliance will dominate postwar life in oil-rich Iraq.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
April 9, 2003
Local Briefs
April 9, 2003
¢ City cleans downtown after basketball loss ¢ Environment: City plans burnings of native grass areas ¢ Kansas University: Multicultural center plans win board’s approval ¢ 6Productions: Severe weather topics explored on ‘River City’
Gasoline: Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence
April 9, 2003
The Journal-World has found Lawrence-area gasoline prices as low as $1.41 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets.
Dentist jazzes up dishes
Lawrence resident savors taste of Big Easy
April 9, 2003
Dr. James Otten is a rarity in these parts. Otten, who has a restorative dental practice in Lawrence, is a Kansas Cajun, a Sunflower State resident who’s almost always in a “Big Easy” frame of mind.
His and her gardens provide compromise
April 9, 2003
I’ve often envied people who can garden with the person they live with. In my household, we’ve had my garden and my husband’s garden since shortly after I threw myself into vegetable gardening with obsessive-compulsive abandon.
Chef draws from heritage for special Passover dish
April 9, 2003
This recipe for Passover emerges from a melting-pot context, but goes back to an early Jewish background for its inspiration.
If Roy stays, Jayhawks will reload
April 9, 2003
Nobody would be surprised to see Kansas University’s men’s basketball team contend for Big 12 Conference and national titles next season, provided Roy Williams returns for his 16th season as Jayhawk coach.
NAIA’s Baker takes care of KU youngsters, 7-4
April 9, 2003
Ouch. The Kansas University baseball team did battle Tuesday with the NAIA’s Baker University — and lost.
Recent rains do little to ease drought conditions
Farmers fear soil’s moisture doesn’t go deep enough
April 9, 2003
Recent rains in the Lawrence area haven’t erased the lingering drought, and long-range weather forecasts give little reason to be optimistic that it will be over anytime soon, farmers and meteorologists say.
Commission, students support KU sex-ed class
April 9, 2003
The Lawrence City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of a measure to support embattled Kansas University professor Dennis Dailey.
Jessica Lynch deserves ERA
April 9, 2003
At 19, Jessica Lynch could be Everygirl USA. But in Iraq, she was an American soldier, an Army private first class.
Rainy course favors long-hitting Tiger
April 9, 2003
Some things about the Masters never change. As usual, Tiger Woods was first off the tee Tuesday morning when the rain relented at Augusta National, the first time he has played the course since he walked away last April wearing his green jacket.
Paxson, Stack open to Bulls’ GM job; Jordan not
April 9, 2003
If Chicago Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf wants to talk about his general-manager opening, two of the top candidates would listen.