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What's your opinion of Roy Williams now?

Poll results

Response Percent
I wish him well, but my opinion of him has dropped a little.
 
35%
It hasn’t changed, despite him deciding to leave for UNC.
 
26%
I feel betrayed. I could give a sh*t about him now.
 
19%
My opinion of him has dropped a lot.
 
18%
Total 4130

All stories

GOP attacks Kerry’s comments
April 15, 2003
Last month, Sen. John Kerry told the California Democratic Convention he is running for president “because I believe we need a regime change right here at home.”
It’s time to pay up
Downtown post office to stay open late
April 15, 2003
Don’t misread your calendar today. It’s April 15, and for taxpayers who have yet to file a tax return, it’s the last chance to avoid some hefty penalties.
Self tops candidate list
Former KU aide has reasons to stay at Illinois
April 15, 2003
Bill Self of Illinois probably is the leading candidate to replace Roy Williams as Kansas University’s men’s basketball coach.
Recruits stunned by move
Wilkes ‘pretty sure’ he’ll come to KU anyway
April 15, 2003
Kansas University’s incoming freshman class generally is regarded as one of the best in the country, a deep, talented group former KU coach Roy Williams referred to as a “core” class.
Gasoline: Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence
April 15, 2003
The Journal-World has found Lawrence-area gasoline prices as low as $1.36 at Citgo, West Ninth and Iowa streets; Phillips 66, West Sixth and Florida streets; and Dillons, 3000 W. Sixth St.
Bush launches economic offensive
April 15, 2003
President Bush, seeking to capitalize on his wartime popularity, has launched a two-week White House offensive intended to show Americans that he is working to improve a sagging economy even while he oversees the rebuilding of Iraq.
Human genome map complete
April 15, 2003
The book of genetic instructions for the human body is complete to an accuracy of 99.99 percent, a scientific achievement once deemed impossible but now considered the foundation for a new era of medical advances, an international research team said Monday.
Business Briefcase
April 15, 2003
¢ WorldCom to change name, headquarters ¢ Agriculture: Crop report shows area still very dry ¢ Wall Street: Dow gains 140 points ¢ Manufacturing: Sauer-Danfoss purchases Italian equipment maker
Wiley made a difference
April 15, 2003
If they haven’t already, they’ll soon be putting up a big tent in front of Cottonwood Inc., for a memorial service Wednesday afternoon. The service will pay tribute to one of Cottonwood’s founders, Bryona Wiley, who died Feb. 11.
Williams a Heel now
Jayhawks stung by mentor’s choice to return to Carolina
April 15, 2003
Wayne Simien shook his head sadly as he stormed out of Allen Fieldhouse late Monday afternoon.
Woodling: Family ties influenced decision
April 15, 2003
Many of those who wondered what Roy Williams would do — including me — figured if Williams followed his heart he would go to North Carolina, but if he used his brain he would remain at Kansas University.
Pollard feels betrayed by coach’s departure
April 15, 2003
Former Kansas University forward Scot Pollard was so upset by Roy Williams’ decision to leave KU for North Carolina, the Sacramento Kings veteran made an unsolicited phone call to the Journal-World late Monday night.
Iraqi future in limbo as combat nears end
April 15, 2003
By any normal gauge, the war with Iraq is over. Saddam Hussein’s government is gone, all key cities are seized, major combat is winding down and two aircraft carriers are going home.
Coach’s decision stuns Jayhawk fans
April 15, 2003
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.
Stockpiles of unsold goods piled up in February
April 15, 2003
Wary about customers, businesses are likely to continue showing caution when it comes to building up stocks of goods, economists say.
Local Briefs
April 15, 2003
¢ KU student president inspired by predecessor ¢ Education: University officials meet with Sebelius ¢ Community: Hearts of Gold Ball to benefit cardiac unit
Other key developments in the war with Iraq
April 15, 2003
NBA Roundup: Don’t look now, but Pistons win East
Victory over Cavs, New Jersey’s loss give Detroit top spot
April 15, 2003
Rick Carlisle couldn’t watch as his Detroit Pistons won the Eastern Conference.
People
April 15, 2003
¢ MTV announces movie nominees ¢ Car found, guns gone ¢ Jolie has wild idea ¢ Self-guided honeymoon
Cable networks look to postwar era
April 15, 2003
Fox News Channel, CNN and MSNBC have eagerly fed a public hungry for war news, 24 hours a day. What happens when that hunger subsides?
American League Roundup: Yankees clip Blue Jays, 10-9
Cuban defector Contreras gets first big-league win
April 15, 2003
Japanese slugger Hideki Matsui rocketed the ball into the upper deck — and gave Cuban defector Jose Contreras a big lift, too.
Frank Reed Lewis
April 15, 2003
Wellsville honors soldier’s sacrifice
Sgt. Jake Butler laid to rest in hometown
April 15, 2003
Sgt. Jake Butler’s flag-covered casket rolled down Main Street, past people holding their hands over their hearts and past businesses that closed for the morning in his honor.
Board to close two schools
East Heights, Centennial fall victim to budget cuts
April 15, 2003
Lawrence school board members decided Monday to eliminate the opportunity for future generations of children to attend two beloved elementary schools.
Goodbye, Roy
Kansas is no place like home for Williams
April 15, 2003
This time, Roy Williams simply could not say no to the call of his alma mater.
Briefly
April 15, 2003
¢ University sets exams ¢ Russia expert to speak at lecture series
Briefly
April 15, 2003
¢ California: Police check whether bodies are of missing woman, infant ¢ New York City: AOL sues e-mail spammers ¢ Seattle: Plea entered in Taliban case ¢ Quebec City: Separatist party loses power
Bulls tap ex-player Paxson as GM
Chicago hero ‘tremendously excited’ to replace Krause
April 15, 2003
The Chicago Bulls are entrusting their future to part of their glorious past.
UNC not the good guys anymore
Tar Heels got their man in Williams, but forcing Doherty out was anything but classy
April 15, 2003
North Carolina has hired a great coach. Roy Williams is one of college basketball’s best, and it’s fascinating to daydream about him working next season against Wake Forest’s Skip Prosser, Maryland’s Gary Williams and, in front of all those screaming students at Cameron Indoor Arena, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski.
Royals return to winning ways, trip Indians
April 15, 2003
Mike Sweeney was breathing easier, so he returned to the Kansas City lineup and really cut loose.
Firebirds, Lions not big rivals
April 15, 2003
When it comes to girls swimming, the Lawrence High-Free State rivalry isn’t the same as other sports.
LHS splits twinbill
Lions rally to win, falter in nightcap
April 15, 2003
With a flair for last-minute theatrics, Lawrence High’s softball team maintained its .500 record Monday, splitting a doubleheader with Olathe South.
Lions’ Elwell keeps FSHS from sweep
April 15, 2003
Free State High’s boys tennis team dominated Monday’s dual with Lawrence High at Lawrence Tennis Center, yet no player was more dominant than LHS senior Scott Elwell.
Why Should I Live in Lawrence?’
New York School students endorse their hometown as an ideal place
April 15, 2003
For a discovery lab project, fifth- and sixth-grade students at New York School were asked to write a persuasive paragraph titled “Why Should I Live in Lawrence?”
Politician speaks on war
April 15, 2003
The United States is fighting a “very just war” against Iraq, but don’t expect the military to move on into Syria right now, Kansas Congressman Jim Ryun said Monday night.
On the record
April 15, 2003
Lawrence Briefs
April 15, 2003
¢ Moore helps Girl Scouts celebrate federal grant ¢ Junior high schools seek blood donors ¢ Assault, robbery reported
Police: Deadly school shooting gang-related
April 15, 2003
Gunmen armed with an AK-47 rifle and a handgun opened fire in a packed high school gym Monday, killing a 15-year-old boy and wounding three teenage girls in a spray of more than 30 bullets that sent students scrambling for cover.
Briefly
April 15, 2003
¢ Program showcases vintage jewelry
Anarchist tactics
April 15, 2003
People first
April 15, 2003
Farmland reports profits on the rise
Kansas City, Mo.-based cooperative announces $29 million in second-quarter earnings
April 15, 2003
Farmland Industries Inc., which remains mired in bankruptcy court, announced Monday it earned $29 million during the second quarter.
Tobacco company avoids bankruptcy
States breathe easier after court ruling
April 15, 2003
Philip Morris got a break Monday as a judge ordered it to pay only half of a $12 billion bond the cigarette maker had said would force it into bankruptcy and halt payments under the landmark national tobacco settlement.
Hiram D. ‘Bud’ Elder
April 15, 2003
Watson services
April 15, 2003
Schultz services
April 15, 2003
Robert E. Trigg
April 15, 2003
KU center receives German artifacts
April 15, 2003
Ellen Schultheis Kelley had looked halfway around the world for a museum to house a collection of artifacts from her great-great-great-grandfather, German poet and patriot Ernst Moritz Arndt.
Lawrence fifth at invite
April 15, 2003
Lawrence High’s boys golf squad finished fifth, and Free State was 13th Monday in the 18-team Shawnee Mission East Invitational.
Vivid illustration
April 15, 2003
Heavy burden
April 15, 2003
Fine example
April 15, 2003
Autism hope
April 15, 2003
Moore, Taff raise funds for next election
Reports show totals for Kansans’ campaign efforts
April 15, 2003
Democratic U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore has raised $124,479 toward his re-election next year, while the GOP challenger hoping for a rematch, Adam Taff, has raised $29,232, according to campaign finance reports.
Bond bill could bolster development
April 15, 2003
The state could issue bonds to help revitalize downtown Wichita and other sites throughout Kansas under a bill on its way to the governor.
Roy Williams timeline
April 15, 2003
KU search begins immediately
April 15, 2003
Kansas University won’t waste any time searching for a successor for men’s basketball coach Roy Williams.
Frederick: Lack of AD makes hiring difficult
April 15, 2003
Students in Bob Frederick’s graduate course in sports administration had a hot topic for discussion Monday.
Fans say farewell to Williams at airport
April 15, 2003
Late Monday afternoon, Roy Williams drove onto the tarmac at Lawrence Municipal Airport, where a Cessna Citation 550 jet was waiting to take him, his wife, Wanda, and assistant coaches Joe Holladay and Steve Robinson to Chapel Hill, N.C.
11 Lawrence runners will race in Boston
April 15, 2003
Eleven runners who list Lawrence as their hometown — six women and five men — are entered in next Monday’s Boston Marathon.
National League Roundup: Expos complete sweep of Mets
Montreal extends winning streak to five games with win in Puerto Rico
April 15, 2003
A trip to the Montreal Expos’ favorite island caused a shipwreck for the New York Mets.
New KU student leader hopes to build on success
Campus shuttle, book exchange among goals
April 15, 2003
Andy Knopp draws inspiration from a student initiative to build a new Multicultural Resource Center at Kansas University.
Helene Uhrich
April 15, 2003
Eudora’s new police chief outlines goals
Additional staffing tops longtime resident’s priorities
April 15, 2003
The most serious crime problem awaiting Eudora’s new police chief is that people are crazy drivers, one resident says.
NBC puts spotlight on funny ladies of TV
April 15, 2003
If you love women and comedy — and who doesn’t — then NBC has a special for you. Megan Mullally sheds her “Will & Grace” character’s decadent demeanor and squeaky voice to host “Great Women of Television Comedy” (7 p.m., NBC).
Briefly
April 15, 2003
¢ Chancellor won’t share new cuts right away
City chafes under banking rules
Lawrence officials seek legislative change to investment restrictions
April 15, 2003
Many people know about the $1.38 million Lawrence lost this year when the state cut aid to cities to balance its own books.
New health secretary’s about-face confuses lawmakers
April 15, 2003
During state budget negotiations, new Secretary of Health and Environment Roderick Bremby told lawmakers to reject a proviso that would delay his agency’s enforcement of new rules on certain after-school and summer programs, saying such an action would pose a threat to children.
High school coach pleads guilty to killing children
April 15, 2003
A high school tennis coach and Cub Scout leader faces life in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree murder for killing his two children.
Other ‘axis’ nations note Iraq results
April 15, 2003
The rapid collapse of Saddam Hussein’s government may have served as a reality check for the remaining states in President Bush’s “axis of evil,” Iran and North Korea.
It’s still Kansas basketball
April 15, 2003
No one is indispensable, and the Jayhawk basketball program will survive the loss of coach Roy Williams.
State schools back in spotlight
April 15, 2003
I have not, I must admit, ever seen any of Dennis Dailey’s dirty videos.
Daily Ticker
April 15, 2003
County passes plan to ease complaints about new towers
Commissioners want companies to add equipment to existing sites
April 15, 2003
New communications towers could be fewer and farther between in rural areas in a policy approved Monday by Douglas County commissioners.
KU coaches sad to see Roy go
April 15, 2003
It wasn’t just his players or Kansas University fans that were hit hard by the devastating news of Roy Williams’ departure to North Carolina — fellow Jayhawk coaches were nearly in denial from the decision.
Former Jayhawks hope players will be patient
Pritchard, Maddox endured 1988 coaching change
April 15, 2003
Mike Maddox was a freshman forward when basketball coach Larry Brown left Kansas University in the summer of 1988 for the big bucks of the NBA.