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Do you think the Kansas Legislature will try to override the governor's veto of a budget amendment aimed at eliminating a sex education class at Kansas University?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes. And I hope they succeed. The class should go.
 
44%
No. The Legislature won’t deal with the matter any further.
 
27%
Yes — but I don’t agree with them. The governor was correct in vetoing it.
 
26%
Undecided.
 
1%
Total 2121

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Williams named as new principal at Langston Hughes
April 22, 2003
(Web Posted Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.) Lisa Williams, a Kansas City, Kan., public schools administrator, was named today as the next principal at Langston Hughes Elementary School in Lawrence.
Couple pledges $3 million for new KU scholarship hall
April 22, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 10:25 a.m.) A Seattle couple who fondly remember scholarship hall life in their days at Kansas University have pledged $3 million for a new scholarship hall for women to be built on Ohio Street adjacent to other scholarship halls.
WIBW video: Self ‘thrilled’ to be head coach
April 22, 2003
WIBW reports on new KU mens basketball head coach Bill Self.
Briefly
April 22, 2003
¢ Library group’s sale nets more than $26,000 ¢ Law enforcement: Osage County officials probe horse shootings ¢ Transportation: Kansas Turnpike marks new terminal’s opening ¢ Education: Central open house to feature winning play ¢ Television: KU student film airs tonight on Animal Planet
Woodling: Coach to sign 5-year deal
Contract will feature buyout clause
April 22, 2003
Folks in Illinois, no doubt smarting about Kansas University’s highjacking of men’s basketball coach Bill Self, at least can rationalize they pocketed $500,000 from the deal.
Kenya rules men’s race — again
April 22, 2003
His name sounds like “chariot,” and he certainly rolled through the streets of Boston, from Hopkinton to Heartbreak Hill.
KU players tickled with selection
April 22, 2003
Kansas University’s returning basketball players waited a week for official word on a new coach. Monday, they said the wait was worth it.
Supreme Court to revisit Miranda protections
April 22, 2003
The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it would consider further limitations on constitutional protections that are intended to ensure people know their rights before police question them.
Ronald L. Miller
April 22, 2003
Business Briefcase
April 22, 2003
¢ Economic index drops ¢ Kansas University: Executive to speak on business ethics ¢ Federal Reserve: Greenspan surgery set ¢ Aviation: Southwest Airlines continues profit streak ¢ Investigation: HealthSouth probe nets new guilty plea
Planning commission
Commission takes public input on improvements
April 22, 2003
Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission ¢ 6:30 p.m. Wednesday ¢ City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St.
NBA Roundup: Pacers hold off Pierce, Celtics
Miller nails decisive three-pointer in Indiana’s 89-77 victory
April 22, 2003
No one gets the Pacers going the way Reggie Miller does. And nobody gets Miller going the way the Indiana fans do.
Former POWs reunite with families
April 22, 2003
Mary Pickering pledged to wear a bracelet bearing the name of her son who was captured in Iraq until she could see him in person.
WIBW video: Fans glad to have new coach in place
April 22, 2003
WIBW reports on the reaction of some fans to the hiring of Bill Self as KU mens basketball head coach.
Lawrence special to Selfs
Coach met wife here during 1984 Big Eight Conference tournament
April 22, 2003
Bill Self’s love for Lawrence isn’t entirely basketball-related. This also is the place he met the love of his life, wife, Cindy.
Haase, McGrath going to UNC
Assistant Miller mum on his next move
April 22, 2003
Not long after he was introduced as Kansas University’s new basketball coach, Bill Self publicly thanked the three members of former coach Roy Williams’ staff who ran the basketball office in the week since Williams resigned.
The perfect hire’ gets warm KU welcome
April 22, 2003
For a week now, Lawrence attorney Wint Winter Jr. has been telling friends not to spend too much time fretting over coach Roy Williams’ departure.
Governor vetoes bill on standards for abortion clinics
April 22, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Monday vetoed a bill that would have established in state law safety standards for abortion clinics.
K-State coach fond of new Jayhawk boss
April 22, 2003
No team has tormented Kansas State quite like Kansas University, and no coach had his way with the Wildcats quite like Roy Williams.
Briefly
April 22, 2003
¢ Washington, D.C.: Vietnam vets who died after combat honored ¢ Washington, D.C.: Most pedestrian deaths are elderly, drinkers ¢ Washington, D.C.: Study tracks custody of mentally ill children
WIBW video: Self, players ready to get started
April 22, 2003
WIBW reports on new KU mens basketball head coach, Bill Self, and KU players’ reactions to his hiring.
First day in ‘hot seat’
Basketball coach Bill Self gets down to business
April 22, 2003
The first item on Bill Self’s agenda Monday morning was not to hang pictures on the barren white walls of his new Kansas University men’s basketball office, but to phone his predecessor, Roy Williams.
Teacher layoffs planned
About 125 jobs up for elimination
April 22, 2003
Pink slips will be handed out by May 1 to about 125 Lawrence teachers and support staff to balance the public school district’s budget, officials said Monday.
Microsoft agrees to revise licenses for Windows
April 22, 2003
Microsoft Corp. has made substantial revisions to the way it licenses Windows server software following a Justice Department request under the company’s antitrust settlement, officials said Monday.
Briefly
April 22, 2003
¢ California: Peterson pleads innocent to killing wife, unborn baby ¢ Washington, D.C.: Morning-after pill sales without prescription sought ¢ Detroit: Two arrested near bridge with video camera, weapons
Aides loyal to new KU leader
Former Jayhawks hope to join staff
April 22, 2003
Norm Roberts was the head basketball coach at Queens College in New York when Bill Self hired him as an assistant coach at Oral Roberts in 1996.
E-mail provides comfort to troops, relatives at home
April 22, 2003
For families on the home front, the waiting and worrying of wartime will always be present.
On the record
April 22, 2003
People
April 22, 2003
¢ Zeta-Jones gives birth to girl ¢ Ban the bomblets ¢ ‘Hope’ for war’s children ¢ Coast to coast
Claritin’s prices rub users wrong way
Costs outweigh ease of drug’s availability over the counter
April 22, 2003
Allergy sufferers who rejoiced when Claritin went over the counter are now dealing with an additional headache: At nearly $1 a pill, nonprescription Claritin is more expensive for insured patients who were used to a $10 copay for a whole bottle.
Brutality in Africa ignored
April 22, 2003
Perhaps 3.5 million people have died in the five-year Congo civil war, mostly of malnutrition and starvation.
6Sports video: Illini players not taking Self’s exit personally
April 22, 2003
6Sports reports on some Illinois players’ reactions to Bill Selfs departure as the Illini head coach.
6Sports video: Self already endearing himself to fans
April 22, 2003
6Sports reports on the new KU mens basketball head coach Bill Self.
Roy toys almost gone, too
Bobblehead supply limited
April 22, 2003
Now that Roy Williams has hightailed it to North Carolina, what happens to the doll he left behind?
Michigan hires former KU player
Burnett takes over Wolverine women’s program
April 22, 2003
Michigan introduced former Southwest Missouri State coach and Kansas University graduate Cheryl Burnett as its new women’s basketball coach Monday.
KU coach must play alma mater
April 22, 2003
Bill Self had hoped he would never have to face Oklahoma State again. Now he has no choice. The former OSU guard and aide was introduced as the eighth basketball coach in Kansas University history Monday.
Kansas football coach beams over Self
April 22, 2003
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino was smiling coast-to-coast as Chancellor Robert Hemenway introduced Bill Self as Kansas University’s next men’s basketball coach.
Former KU coach Owens ‘thrilled’ with pick
April 22, 2003
What goes around comes around as far as Ted Owens is concerned. News that Kansas University had hired Bill Self as head basketball coach earned a ringing endorsement from Owens, who coached the Jayhawks from 1964-1983.
Hershiser recalls former KU aide
Ex-FSHS coach served with Self as Kansas graduate assistant
April 22, 2003
Maybe Bill Self will be bigger than the Beatles. Few coaches have risen so high as quickly as the new Kansas University men’s basketball coach.
Couple find journey an adventure in itself
Argentina-to-Alaska trip includes stop in Lawrence
April 22, 2003
As teenage sweethearts in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Herman and Candelaria Zapp read of explorers such as James Cook and Henry Hudson and longed for the day they could set out exploring on their own.
Lecompton leader retains self-appointed council seat
April 22, 2003
Ed Smith can keep his job. Lecompton City Council members voted Monday to retain Smith as a member, two weeks after the outgoing mayor had appointed himself to an open seat on the five-member board and broken a deadlocked council vote to secure the $20-a-meeting job.
Marijuana advocate hails drug’s medical value
April 22, 2003
George McMahon has a constant supplier of marijuana for as long as he lives — and he gets it for free. The supplier? The federal government.
Sebelius vetoes sexuality proviso
Measure targeting KU course would ‘impinge’ on academics
April 22, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Monday vetoed a legislative provision aimed at shutting down Kansas University’s human sexuality class taught by award-winning professor Dennis Dailey.
Jazz great, rights activist Nina Simone dies in France
April 22, 2003
Nina Simone, whose deep, raspy, forceful voice made her a unique figure in jazz and later helped chronicle the civil rights movement, died Monday at her home in France, according to her personal manager. She was 70.
Musical guests make TV rounds
April 22, 2003
Elvis Costello has come a long way since he and his band The Attractions defied the NBC censors to play “Radio Radio” on “Saturday Night Live” back in 1977.
Refusenik’ opposes occupation
Israeli soldier speaking in Lawrence protests settlements
April 22, 2003
Israel is headed toward ruin if it continues trying to have settlements on land it seized in the 1967 Six-Day War, one of its own military officers told a Lawrence audience Monday night.
Lawrence Briefs
April 22, 2003
¢ Reception honors new Watkins director ¢ Event recognizes Big Brothers Big Sisters ¢ Radio show focuses on Dole dedication ¢ Awards honor winners of collecting contest ¢ Poet to visit KU ¢ KU student wins contest ¢ KU mock trial team No. 2 at nationals
Kay R. Chapman
April 22, 2003
Eugene Leon Madl
April 22, 2003
Goins services
April 22, 2003
Schott services
April 22, 2003
Drug sentencing measure among others approved
April 22, 2003
Bills revising state laws on drug sentences and recall elections were among several signed Monday by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Tattoo parlors see rise in patriotic body art
April 22, 2003
Waving flags and hanging yellow ribbons might be the traditional ways to show support for America’s troops overseas, but for the not-so-faint of heart, tattoos provide a show of patriotism on their skin.
Lost potential
April 22, 2003
Airline faces renewed threat of bankruptcy
April 22, 2003
A second major union at American Airlines said Monday it would vote again on a pay-cut package designed to keep the carrier from bankruptcy — the latest fallout among angry employees over a package of perks for airline executives.
Reginald J. Shuckahosee
April 22, 2003
KU Briefs
April 22, 2003
¢ University sets exams ¢ KU students receive science fellowships
Board support
April 22, 2003
Team effort
April 22, 2003
Roy admirer
April 22, 2003
Bush should focus on waste
April 22, 2003
As war with Iraq winds down, expect the Democrats’ war against President Bush to heat up. Mostly, it will fall along these lines: President Bush cares more about Iraqis than Americans; he is spending too much over there when more needs to be done here; the president cares only about the wealthiest 1 percent and not average people.
Sprint’s $1.7 billion misses analysts’ mark
Overland Park-based company blames economy, competition for subpar earnings performance
April 22, 2003
Sprint Corp. reported earnings Monday of nearly $1.7 billion during the first quarter, but failed to meet analysts’ expectations.
Kansas City Southern, Mexican group to form NAFTA Rail
April 22, 2003
Kansas City Southern Industries Inc. and Mexico’s Grupo TMM, S.A., have agreed to combine their railways to form NAFTA Rail.
Daily Ticker
April 22, 2003
Settlement on river water use nears approval
Kansas had sued Nebraska for irrigators’ diversion of more than their share of Republican River
April 22, 2003
A settlement has been proposed that would end a 5-year-old lawsuit over Republican River water allocations involving Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado.
The mighty cell phonex
Junior high students say they need fancy gadgets, too
April 22, 2003
At 12 years old, Crystal Wellhausen is a cell phone expert. Crystal, a junior high school student in Largo, Fla., has had her phone since she was 10, when her parents bought it for her so she could stay in touch at her karate tournaments.
Area high school students sound off on U.S. troops fighting in Iraq
April 22, 2003
Liz Snyder, a senior at Free State High School, sought student opinions on the U.S. war in Iraq. Here are some excerpts from the responses she received:
In the halls
April 22, 2003
KU coach ‘heady’ as player
April 22, 2003
How talented a college basketball player was new Kansas University men’s coach Bill Self?
6News video: Governor vetoes budget amendment
April 22, 2003
6News reports on the veto of a budget amendment aimed at a KU class.
Illini brace for coaching search
April 22, 2003
Nick Smith and his Illinois teammates tried to talk Bill Self out of moving. They tried to persuade him to stick around to win a national championship.
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
April 22, 2003
6News video: ‘Hawks get their man
April 22, 2003
6News reports on the hiring of Bill Self as the next head coach for KU men’s basketball.
Seabury soccer gets first win
April 22, 2003
Chalk up victory number one for the Seabury Academy girl’s soccer team. The Seahawks crushed Center Day, 4-0, Monday. It’s Seabury’s first victory under its Kansas State High School Activities Assc. affiliation.
LHS, FSHS tie for 7th at golf tourney
April 22, 2003
Lawrence High’s and Free State’s boys golf teams tied for seventh at the Shawnee Mission Northwest Invitational Monday at Shawnee Golf and Country Club.
6News video: Players ready to move forward
April 22, 2003
6News reports on the reaction of KU basketball players to their new head coach Bill Self.
KU women’s golf 9th at Big 12 tournament
April 22, 2003
Kansas University’s women’s golf team was in ninth place after Monday’s first round of the Big 12 Championships.
Bronx Zoo revisited
Steinbrenner meddling again
April 22, 2003
Off to the best start in their history, the New York Yankees should be enjoying this season. Instead, there’s tension between the manager and the Boss — something commonplace until Joe Torre came along.
6News video: April a crazy month for ‘Hawks
April 22, 2003
6News reports on the happenings during the past two weeks for the KU men’s basketball team and the KU athletic department.
Notebook: Arizona puts Johnson on disabled list
April 22, 2003
Arizona placed Randy Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee Monday and hopes he’ll be able to return to the rotation Sunday.
6News video: Fans expecting big things from ‘Hawks, Self
April 22, 2003
6News reports on some fans’ reactions to the new KU mens basketball head coach, Bill Self.
NBA Briefs
April 22, 2003
¢ Jazz suspend Stevenson ¢ Hornets may lose Davis ¢ Spurs without Robinson ¢ Ex-Piston investigated
WIBW video: KU’s game will probably change under new coach
April 22, 2003
WIBW reports on what may happen to the style of play KU uses under new head coach Bill Self.
6Sports video: Self no stranger to coaching
April 22, 2003
6Sports reports on Bill Selfs’ coaching history.
Shaq plans to be back for Lakers tonight
April 22, 2003
The birth of his son and the death of his grandfather made it a week of joy and sorrow for Shaquille O’Neal.
American League Roundup: Yanks spank Twins
New York sweeps four-game series
April 22, 2003
The Minnesota Twins were glad to see the New York Yankees leave town Monday. Alfonso Soriano hit a grand slam and Nick Johnson homered twice to give David Wells more than enough support as the Yankees completed their second straight season sweep of the Twins with a 15-1 victory.
Notebook: Self realizes Illini players ‘upset’
April 22, 2003
As happy as he is to take over the head coaching basketball position at Kansas University, Bill Self is sad for the players he has left behind at Illinois.
School cuts protested across U.S.
April 22, 2003
High school students in Fairbanks, Alaska, shouted from street corners to protest bigger class sizes. Parents in Denver braved frigid wind chills to rally against cuts to a voter-approved school fund.
Kmart redevelopment plans refined
Sporting goods store sought for South Iowa
April 22, 2003
Now that Lawrence’s Kmart store has closed, construction will begin next week to add up to nine tenants at the site, with one of them likely being a major sporting goods retailer.
Smoking or non?
April 22, 2003
Lawrence’s new mayor will appoint a task force to try to help city commissioners answer this question on behalf of local restaurant and bar patrons.
Iraqi information minister a true artist
April 22, 2003
Dear Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf: You’re dead. Yeah, right. Tell me another one.
Tea leaves may show future of protection against disease
April 22, 2003
A wee cuppa tea may help keep the doctor away. A new study finds that tea boosts the body’s defenses against infection and contains a substance that might be turned into a drug to protect against disease, researchers say. Coffee does not have the same effect, they say.
Vernell D. Ehrhardt
April 22, 2003
Rumsfeld still refuses to declare U.S. victory
April 22, 2003
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld declined Monday to say when the United States might declare victory in the Iraq war, likening that country’s precarious security to Afghanistan’s and saying that other nations were sending people to help the United States stabilize Iraq.
Self plans to visit recruits
April 22, 2003
It took David Padgett 21¼2 years to pick a college. It should take less than a day to determine if he plans to stick with the university he selected — once he meets, face-to-face, with the new head basketball coach.
Missouri softball sweeps ailing KU
April 22, 2003
Talk about pouring salt on an open wound. Kansas University’s softball team, already in an offensive funk, now is injury-riddled on the mound.