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Fans sad about Williams’ departure
April 14, 2003
(Updated Monday at 8:28 p.m.) Yes, Roy Williams is leaving Lawrence. But no, City Manager Mike Wildgen isn’t going to order the city’s flag lowered to half-staff.
Williams leaving Kansas
April 14, 2003
(Updated Monday at 8:28 p.m.) Roy Williams is leaving the head coaching job at Kansas University to return to the University of North Carolina, his alma mater. As he arrived about 5:20 p.m. at Lawrence Municipal Airport to board a charter flight bound for North Carolina, a tearful Williams said, “This place will never be far from my heart.”
Outstanding women to be honored in KU program
April 14, 2003
(Updated Monday at 11:36 a.m.) U.S. Dist. Judge Julie Robinson, a Kansas University alumna, will be the keynote speaker at KU’s Annual Women’s Recognition Program Tuesday night.
Labute’s ‘Shape of Things’ to be screened locally
April 14, 2003
(Updated Monday at 1:39 p.m.) A filmmaker known for his movies on modern relationships will give area residents a sneak peak April 25 of his newest film, “The Shape of Things.”
Fred Phelps’ group protests Connecticut Catholic church
April 14, 2003
A handful of antigay protesters jeered and shouted at parishioners heading to Palm Sunday Mass at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church because they said the church supports same-sex marriages.
Lawrence City commission
April 14, 2003
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Cablevision Channel 25
America’s humanity
April 14, 2003
Our nation’s record for treatment of “enemies” is notable and commendable for its bloodlessness. In the notorious heydays of atrocity by the likes of Nazi Germany, the Stalinist Soviet Union and Japanese military forces in the 1930s and early 1940s, there was a grisly parody on the popular tune “Wake the Town and Tell the People.”
Health care issues lack potent fan base
April 14, 2003
It was hard to tell last week which was more important to Americans — the signs of victory in the second Iraq war or the dispute over admitting women as members of the Augusta National Golf Club and Tiger Woods’ bid for a third consecutive Masters’ championship.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
April 14, 2003
Platinum’ makes sweet music for UPN
April 14, 2003
The stylish new drama “Platinum” (8 p.m., UPN) does the near impossible: It almost makes me care about the world of hip-hop music. For all of its flash, “Platinum” tells an old-fashioned story about brothers and business partners Jackson (Jason George) and Grady (Sticky Fingaz) Rhames, who co-found Sweetback records.
Poll: American majority says hold off on additional tax cuts
April 14, 2003
Six in 10 Americans say they are against more tax cuts when the country is at war and already faces budget deficits, according to an Associated Press poll. Still, half of all Americans say their taxes are too high.
Medical privacy rules tightened
April 14, 2003
File cabinets with medical records are being locked. Callers to hospitals are getting little, if any, information about sick friends and relatives.
House fire kills 5 students near Ohio State University
April 14, 2003
A suspicious fire broke out in a three-story house early Sunday as a college student’s 21st birthday party was breaking up, killing five students and injuring three others, authorities said.
Latest flashlights more energy-efficient, filled with gadgetry
April 14, 2003
“JUUUUUUUU-LIE!” Bonnie’s high-pitched voice carried up through the dark basement, through the dark hallway and upstairs. “BONNNNNNN-IE!” Julie’s response was punctuated by another flash of lightning through the window and another thunder clap.
Horoscopes
April 14, 2003
Cuba crackdown revives debate on U.S. funding
April 14, 2003
Cuba’s accusations about dissidents in the pay of Washington have revived a long-standing debate over whether using U.S. government funds to support the Cuban opposition does more harm than good.
Sesame Street’ keeps surprises coming
Show’s 34th season continues exploring important lessons for children
April 14, 2003
The new season of “Sesame Street” will show how a 3-year-old monster/Muppet learns about the different kinds of love after he gets a crush on Gina, the very human veterinarian.
Spy-caliber weapons discovered
April 14, 2003
Soldiers searching homes in a Baath Party enclave on Sunday turned up weapons straight out of James Bond movies — among them suitcases that concealed submachine guns and air pistols that fired cyanide pellets.
People
April 14, 2003
¢ ‘Anger Management’ is No. 1 film ¢ Safety concerns won’t stop 50 Cent concert at university ¢ Hootie & The Blowfish donate to South Carolina learning center ¢ Designer’s fans seek show secrets
Bush turns focus to Syrian offenses
April 14, 2003
President Bush on Sunday accused Syria of having weapons of mass destruction and of harboring fleeing Iraqi leaders, raising questions about whether that country might be the next target for the U.S. military.
IMF, World Bank to assess rebuilding costs
April 14, 2003
Two international lending agencies endorsed a U.S. request to send fact-finders to Iraq to assess rebuilding costs as finance officials on Sunday wrapped up meetings dominated by divisions over post-Saddam Iraq.
Boy puts human face on war
April 14, 2003
If the war is not over, the end at least seems visible. The tyrant’s likenesses are coming down, the people are dancing in the streets and kissing U.S. Marines.
Briefly
April 14, 2003
¢ Canada: Scientists find code for SARS ¢ New York City: Bouncer fatally stabbed in brawl over smoking ban ¢ Ireland: IRA makes peace overture ¢ Montreal: Quebec voters to decide on keeping separatist party
Alice M. Schott
April 14, 2003
Kansas, Carolina await fate
Decision from Williams could come today
April 14, 2003
Allen Fieldhouse was quiet at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, as it normally is in mid-April. A basketball team manager deposited some equipment in a closet and prepared to turn out the lights on James Naismith Court, which had been used sporadically by women’s and men’s players throughout the day.
National League Roundup: Phils score 13 in an inning
Philadelphia two runs short of N.L. record
April 14, 2003
Once the Philadelphia Phillies got started, nobody wanted to stop. Philadelphia scored a team-record 13 runs in the fourth inning — 10 with two outs — and beat the Cincinnati Reds, 13-1, Sunday.
U.S. moves on Saddam’s hometown
April 14, 2003
U.S. Marines moved into Saddam Hussein’s hometown early today in a new foray to battle the city’s scattered defenders as U.S. artillery and warplanes tried to wear down any attempt at a last stand at the Iraqi leader’s power base.
Jobless should invest in health insurance
Prescription, hospital costs can drain savings
April 14, 2003
It didn’t seem like such a big deal, just a prescription headache medication Richard Eggers’ wife took for a while but no longer uses.
Westar could owe past execs $81 million
April 14, 2003
Westar Energy Inc. could owe as much as $81.6 million in compensation and severance to former executives David Wittig and Douglas Lake, according to a recent filing
No distractions
April 14, 2003
No control?
April 14, 2003
AD antics
April 14, 2003
Another ‘war’
April 14, 2003
Boycotts cross coalition lines
April 14, 2003
This morning, I toasted the fall of Baghdad with a big steaming mug of Freedom Roast. OK, maybe it was a big steaming mug of French Roast, but the beans were grown in Costa Rica and brewed in Massachusetts.
Deadly violence disrupts Nigeria’s first civilian-run election
April 14, 2003
Fighting between tribal and political rivals disrupted legislative elections in Nigeria’s oil-producing south for a second day Sunday. At least two dozen people were killed in the voting and hundreds forced to flee their homes, witnesses and election monitors said.
Royal death ends era in Ethiopia
April 14, 2003
Thousands of Ethiopians gathered Sunday to attend the funeral of Princess Tenagne Worq, the last surviving child of the nation’s former emperor.
Tips for the unemployed
April 14, 2003
Experts advise the unemployed to act immediately. Don’t wait, thinking you’ll get another job or things will work out so you don’t have to think about it. It can take up to six weeks to get your insurance application approved.
On the money
April 14, 2003
With the current tax return season coming to a close, several new books already are looking ahead to next year.
Discovery links suspect to string of killings
April 14, 2003
Hours after a woman’s decomposing body was discovered in a backyard camper, police arrested a man who sometimes lived there in connection with the deaths of at least five prostitutes found dumped in the neighborhood over the past nine months.
More downtown businesses hope to offer outdoor seating
April 14, 2003
It was about as beautiful a day as you could ask for: sunny skies, moderate temperatures and a slight breeze. So, of course Ross Welborn chose to eat outside. But he didn’t have to take a picnic to his local park as he would in most Kansas towns. He went downtown to eat at La Parrilla.
Freed POWs say treatment was rough
Kansan: ‘I thought they were going to kill me’
April 14, 2003
Iraqi troops south of Tikrit handed U.S. Marines a stunning surprise Sunday: Seven American POWs released in relatively good condition after three weeks of captivity. They said they were treated roughly when captured, but given medical care, and some believed they were doomed.
Saddam’s half-brother captured
April 14, 2003
Allied forces have captured a half brother of Saddam Hussein in northern Iraq, a U.S. official said Sunday.
More arrests made in USS Cole suspects’ escape
April 14, 2003
The massive manhunt for 10 escaped suspects in the fatal USS Cole bombing has led to the arrests of more than a dozen people with links to the men, but the fugitives remained at large Sunday.
Residents celebrate independent living
Vermont Towers honors tenants in their 90s
April 14, 2003
Faye Yost had no idea she would live to be 94. “Heavens, no,” she said. “I was so puny when I was young, and now here I am.” Yost was one of six people in their 90s who received a special tribute Sunday at Vermont Towers, 1101 Vt., where they are residents.
Mary L. Schultz
April 14, 2003
Shirley Ann Brewer
April 14, 2003
Gordon inches out victory
Driver nudges Labonte, wins Virginia 500
April 14, 2003
With 35 laps of frustrating failure behind him and only 13 left to pass Bobby Labonte, Jeff Gordon did what he thinks any other driver would have done.
Ask coach once, but not twice
Jayhawks’ Roy Williams shouldn’t have been pestered about Carolina job on national telecast
April 14, 2003
We demand only one thing from the people we cover — be perfect. Each time, every time, all the time. So when Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams — on the spot, before millions of TV viewers, crushed from having just lost the most important game of his life, having already answered the question once — is pushed into answering it again and he snaps off an expletive, well, why isn’t this monster behind bars?
Patience pays off in playoff
Weir wins Masters against Mattiace on first sudden-death hole in 13 years
April 14, 2003
Lefty finally won a major. Just not the one anyone expected. Mike Weir didn’t rely on power and flair. This Maple Leaf is about tenacity and resiliency, two traits he leaned on Sunday to win the Masters after the first sudden-death playoff in 13 years.
Royals’ run done - Cleveland 6, Kansas City 1
K.C. sees nine-game streak halted by Indians
April 14, 2003
Kansas City wants to remember its winning streak, and the Royals have vowed not to forget Ricardo Rodriguez. Kansas City lost for the first time this season — ending baseball’s best start in 13 years — as Rodriguez pitched Cleveland to a 6-1 win Sunday and strained some relations along the way with a handful of flamboyant gestures.
Jayhawks snag series with Tech
KU wins baseball finale with Red Raiders, 7-6
April 14, 2003
Kansas University won its first Big 12 Conference baseball series against a Texas school Sunday after the Jayhawks rallied in their final at-bat to clip Texas Tech, 7-6.
Hazel Ruth Morgan
April 14, 2003
City tennis clash slated for today
April 14, 2003
As breakdowns go, today’s Lawrence High-Free State boys tennis dual is pretty simple. It’s the Firebirds’ depth against the Lions’ top-tier players. “That’s what it sounds like,” LHS coach Dick Wedel said. “We’ve got Scott (Elwell), so we’re definitely strong at No. 1 singles, but (Free State’s) Ben Cropp has come along really well.”
Raintree Run attracts 1,200 participants
April 14, 2003
As hundreds of runners converged Sunday on the parking lot of Raintree Montessori School for the Raintree Run, one of the songs blaring from portable speakers was “Ready to Run” by the Dixie Chicks.
No-hitter no fun for KU
Jayhawks held hitless again in 5-0 loss to Aggies
April 14, 2003
Kansas University softball coach Tracy Bunge is asking for a little help from anyone willing. “If someone can talk to the softball gods,” Bunge said, “I’d appreciate it.”
NBA Roundup: Technically, Bucks win
April 14, 2003
The Milwaukee Bucks matched the Indiana Pacers push for push, shove for shove, taunt for taunt and almost technical for technical.
Jordan prepares for home finale
April 14, 2003
Although he couldn’t take the Washington Wizards to the playoffs in two years as a player, Michael Jordan brought sellouts, big profits and national TV exposure to a listless franchise.
Injured umpire Layne checks out of hospital
April 14, 2003
Umpire Jerry Layne left the hospital to be checked out by baseball’s doctors Sunday, a day after he was hit in the facemask by a pitch from Pedro Martinez.
Long-term care insurance seminar is last in series
April 14, 2003
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Assn., Brandon Woods Retirement Community and Fran Hopkins of CEK Insurance are presenting the final seminar in a series of three community programs this month.
6Sports video: Williams headed to UNC
April 14, 2003
Coach Roy Williams has boarded a plane headed for Chapel Hill, N.C. and announced a press conference for tonight.
6Sports video: Roy era to end
April 14, 2003
Roy Williams held a meeting with the KU players today and told them of his decision.
6Sports video: Fans in shock over Williams’ departure
April 14, 2003
People on Massachusetts Street respond to today’s events.
J-W Editorial: It’s still Kansas basketball
No one is indispensable, and the Jayhawk basketball program will survive the loss of coach Roy Williams.
April 14, 2003
Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams has chosen to leave KU and accept a lucrative contract at the University of North Carolina. He built a highly successful program at KU, but apparently his emotional ties to North Carolina, along with pledges and promises by UNC officials, were enough to cause Williams to abandon KU, its current players and those who had signed agreements to become part of the Jayhawk basketball family next fall.
6Sports video: Spring scrimmage offers look at newly healthy players
April 14, 2003
Barring injury, the KU football team is looking for a productive season this fall.
Priceless artifacts plundered from Iraq’s national museum
April 14, 2003
The copper head of an Akkadian king, four millennia old. Gone. Golden bowls and colossal statues. Gone. Ancient manuscripts and bejeweled lyres. All gone.
Proposal to close LAHS draws ire
Board member-elect would save East Heights by shuttering alternative school
April 14, 2003
Rich Minder isn’t on the Lawrence school board yet, but he’s pushing an alternative to closing East Heights School: Eliminate the Lawrence Alternative High School.
Narrative show tells historical figure’s story
April 14, 2003
When Harold Riehm mentions the name of the Rev. Richard Cordley, most people know he’s talking about someone for which a Lawrence elementary school is named.
Economy ends city’s building boom of ‘90s
April 14, 2003
Before Marty Kennedy finished his six-year tenure on the Lawrence City Commission Tuesday, he sat in the commission chambers and ticked off a list of buildings and projects the city had completed during his term.
Reformers picked for Palestinian Cabinet
Israel’s Sharon takes more moderate stance on peace talks
April 14, 2003
The incoming Palestinian prime minister completed a new Cabinet on Sunday in line with a leadership overhaul the United States sought, keeping the key post of security czar for himself and appointing several professionals and reformers.
On the record
April 14, 2003
Area briefs
April 14, 2003
¢ Motorcyclist dies after riding accident ¢ Take Back the Night demonstration planned ¢ Check for tax credit ¢ Blood donors sought ¢ Course teaches workers about tractor safety ¢ Comedy troupe plans Iraq-satire performance
L.A. residents alarmed by police nonresponse
April 14, 2003
Worried about a rash of break-ins in her low-income neighborhood, Jacquie Simms and her husband took what seemed to be the logical step: installing a home burglar alarm.
Woods fails to threepeat
Tiger out of hunt during final round of Masters
April 14, 2003
By the time he reached Amen Corner, Tiger Woods was done. Roars echoed through the tall pines, but on this Sunday they were meant for others.
American League Roundup: Sizzling Angels hammer Oakland
Anaheim snaps Zito’s 10-game winning streak in 8-2 victory over A’s
April 14, 2003
Not even Cy Young winner Barry Zito could slow down the Anaheim Angels.
June Watson
April 14, 2003
African songs captivate Lied Center audience
April 14, 2003
Sunday night’s performance by Sweet Honey In The Rock was the final event in this season’s Lied Center Concert Series, and the series simply could not have ended better. The group drew a full house, and their performance of a capella jazz, blues and gospel music made it easy to see why.
Family rejoices to hear Kansas POW safe
April 14, 2003
The congregation at Olivet Southern Baptist Church erupted into applause after Pastor Ron Pracht announced during Palm Sunday services that Army Pfc. Patrick Miller had been found alive.
Hong Kong reports 5 more SARS deaths
April 14, 2003
Five more patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome have died in Hong Kong, including four who had been in good health before falling ill and failed to respond to treatment that has worked for others, health officials said Sunday.