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KU names new vice provost for student success
April 23, 2003
(Web Posted Wednesday at 9:19 a.m.) An administrator at the University of Akron has been named vice provost for student success at Kansas University.
Prep’s quest for standard not ideal
April 23, 2003
Spending the spring traveling the country, competing in big-time track meets and trying to become one of the few high school runners to break the four-minute mile sounds incredibly glamorous.
Eight athletes from city run in Boston Marathon
April 23, 2003
John Caldwell compiled the fastest time among the eight entrants who listed Lawrence as their hometown in Monday’s Boston Marathon. Caldwell was clocked in 3:18:58 and finished 2,149th overall.
Senator: Homosexual acts threaten American family
April 23, 2003
Rick Santorum, the Senate’s third-ranked Republican who is under fire from gay-rights groups and Democrats, says he has “no problem with homosexuality — I have a problem with homosexual acts.”
Combined effort?
April 23, 2003
Should the city take over the school district’s athletic program? Or the county take over nursing services? Let’s run the numbers.
Move to self-government may take time
April 23, 2003
America’s viceroy in Baghdad, retired Army Lt. Gen. Jay M. Garner, told my Washington Post colleagues Peter Slevin and Monte Reel last week that he does not anticipate great difficulty in managing Iraq’s transition to democratic self-government.
Former AD’s wife makes parting comments
April 23, 2003
Celebration shows Shiite power
April 23, 2003
Swaying and chanting, some slashing their bodies and drawing blood, an estimated 1 million Shiite Muslims marched to this city’s holy shrine Tuesday to mourn one of their most revered saints — but also to celebrate their new freedoms after years of repression by Saddam Hussein’s regime.
Investigators try to track flow of U.S. money to Iraq
April 23, 2003
Piles of U.S. currency, hundreds of millions of dollars so far, are being found in Iraq, even though the country has been under economic sanctions for nearly 13 years.
Area briefs
April 23, 2003
¢ Kansas senator appears on ‘River City Weekly’ ¢ City to come up short, finance director predicts ¢ AAA collects batteries ¢ University sets exams ¢ Concert to feature Lawrence composer
Effort takes aim at prairie chicken population boost
April 23, 2003
Years ago, hundreds of prairie chickens danced in a spring mating ritual here, making a sound commonly known as “booming.” Lately, the population of the grassland birds has been anything but booming.
Nebraska Furniture Mart to employ 700
Wyandotte County store expected to open in fall
April 23, 2003
Nebraska Furniture Mart plans to hire more than 700 workers for its store near the Kansas Speedway, expected to open in the fall.
Hong Kong tries to restore some normalcy
Students return to school although SARS virus not yet under control
April 23, 2003
Hong Kong reopened most secondary schools Tuesday three weeks after they were closed to keep the SARS virus from spreading, but thousands of students in surgical masks were walking proof the territory still has a long way to go.
Vikings sink FSHS
Firebird soccer team falls, 2-0
April 23, 2003
Free State High girls soccer coach Jason Pendleton easily summarized his team’s 2-0 loss to Shawnee Mission West Tuesday at Free State’s field.
National League Roundup: Cubs make San Diego pay
Padres pitcher plunks three batters in one inning
April 23, 2003
Sammy Sosa is starting to look as if he’s wearing a target.
American League Roundup: Loaiza unlikely ace for White Sox
Non-roster-player-turned-ace shuts down Baltimore in 3-1 victory
April 23, 2003
A month ago, Esteban Loaiza was a non-roster player trying to make the starting rotation of the Chicago White Sox.
Briefly
April 23, 2003
¢ Burn refreshes wetlands ¢ Courts: Teen competent for trial in November shooting ¢ Auto sales: State revokes licenses of tax-delinquent dealers
Briefly
April 23, 2003
¢ Topeka: Veto may not end effort against class
Briefly
April 23, 2003
¢ Oklahoma City: Terry Nichols denied stay in state hearing ¢ Arkansas: Harry Potter books ordered back onto school shelves ¢ San Francisco: Quake probability lowered
Briefly
April 23, 2003
¢ Washington: White powder found at two post offices ¢ New York: Reader’s Digest ends sweepstakes ¢ San Francisco: ACLU seeks data on secret ‘no-fly’ list
Briefly
April 23, 2003
¢ Bangladesh: Recovery continues in ferry accidents ¢ Colombia: U.S. contractors held hostage identified ¢ Netherlands: Convicted assassin seeks shorter sentence ¢ Azerbaijan : President assures country he’s not ill
Shorten year
April 23, 2003
Earth Day report blasts Bush record
April 23, 2003
Advocates for everything from clean air to wildlife protection said Tuesday the environment remained a major political vulnerability for the Bush administration and a ready tool for Democrats to exploit in next year’s presidential election.
Cuban undercover agents betrayed opposition groups
April 23, 2003
During her decade inside Cuba’s opposition, Aleida de las Mercedes Godinez was so trusted that a dissident shared her e-mail password and exile groups in the United States sent her money.
Move to lift sanction cools
April 23, 2003
Fidel Castro’s crackdown on dissidents has taken momentum away from what had been a growing, bipartisan effort in Congress to ease four-decade-old U.S. sanctions.
As nuclear talks open, N. Korean antics worth reminder
April 23, 2003
U.S. negotiators holding talks with the North Koreans this week have reason to be wary of that nation’s flair for diplomatic drama.
Here’s a tip …
Lawrence servers offer Etiquette 101
April 23, 2003
Shawna Seaton has the customers eating out of her hand at the Mad Greek Restaurant. Well, not literally — but almost.
Restaurant association provides gratuity guidelines
April 23, 2003
Here are some tipping guidelines suggested by the National Restaurant Assn. in Washington, D.C.:
Seiwald’s garden: A piece of paradise
April 23, 2003
You’ll recall that it rained Friday night and much of Saturday morning, but just as the sun broke through, I found myself standing in Rick Seiwald’s spacious yard northeast of Perry and south of Oskaloosa.
Randa lifts K.C. to victory - Royals 4, Twins 3
April 23, 2003
Even on a night when their pitchers struggled, the Kansas City Royals kept on winning.
Despite incidents, sports relatively safe
April 23, 2003
Before Sunday evening’s game at Network Associates Coliseum, the A’s gathered around a clubhouse TV and winced at highlights of beanballs flying like cell phones.
Autographed ball no longer a treasure
April 23, 2003
Time, as the saying goes, changes everything. A mere two weeks ago, 60-year-old Robert Hoffman never would have given up the basketball his son gave him for his 55th birthday — it was autographed by then-Kansas University coach Roy Williams and Williams’ coaching mentor Dean Smith.
Garnett, Wolves roll past Lakers
All-Star forward has 35 points, 20 rebounds
April 23, 2003
Kevin Garnett was criticized in the playoffs last year for not being selfish enough down the stretch. Tuesday night, he showed he can indeed take over a game in the fourth quarter.
Pippen questionable for Game 2 against Dallas
April 23, 2003
Scottie Pippen’s surgically repaired left knee hurt so much Tuesday that he wasn’t sure whether he will play Game 2 of Portland’s first-round series against Dallas.
No. 1-ranked Firebirds clip Pioneers, move to 11-0
April 23, 2003
Matt Lane wasn’t perfect Tuesday, but that didn’t matter — Free State High’s baseball team still is.
Alvamar taps Billings’ widow as president
April 23, 2003
The widow of Lawrence development mogul Bob Billings has been selected as the new president of Alvamar Inc.
People
April 23, 2003
¢ DiCaprio’s Russian roots ¢ ‘Wuthering Heights’ revived ¢ Dangerfield out of danger ¢ Lewinsky’s show rates highly
Brown, Lorenz honored
April 23, 2003
Kansas University’s Paige Brown and Kim Lorenz were named to the women’s tennis academic all-Big 12 Conference first team, the conference office announced Tuesday.
Perry Lake disappearing
Capacity for water grows smaller
April 23, 2003
Perry Lake is filling up — and not just with water. Since the reservoir opened in 1969, sediment runoff has taken away 23 percent of its water storage capacity, according to a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Schools to get funding late
Legislative leaders agree with Sebelius to delay payment
April 23, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Republican legislative leaders have agreed to delay the largest annual monthly payment to public schools to help bridge a state revenue shortfall budget experts said Tuesday had increased nearly 10 percent since last month.
Congressman: No impropriety in D.C. living arrangement
April 23, 2003
U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp said he was paying market rate by living in a $1.1 million Capitol Hill town house for $600 a month because he was just one of eight congressmen staying in the three-story structure.
Study assesses attitudes on schools
Administrators, teachers, students, parents all have list of complaints
April 23, 2003
Ill-mannered pupils, demoralized teachers, uninvolved parents and bureaucracy in public schools are greater worries for Americans than the standards and accountability that occupy policy makers, a new study says.
Support for fans
April 23, 2003
Nigerian leader claims election victory; results rejected by opposition
April 23, 2003
Olusegun Obasanjo won an overwhelming victory in Nigeria’s presidential election, officials announced Tuesday, as opposition groups protested the balloting as rigged and threatened mass demonstrations.
Horoscopes
April 23, 2003
Let’s move on
April 23, 2003
Lions win final home meet
April 23, 2003
When Lawrence High senior swimmers Sarah Marlow, Sarah Ball and Samie Milligan sprinted toward the finish in the 200 individual medley, it was as if they were swimming for their lives.
LAHS cheer
April 23, 2003
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
April 23, 2003
Don’t go there
April 23, 2003
Rights group reports torture in Mexico
April 23, 2003
Torture in Mexico’s criminal justice system is rampant despite Mexican government efforts to correct the problem, according to a report released Tuesday by the Nobel Prize-winning group Physicians for Human Rights.
Bucks fix mistakes, nix Nets - Milwaukee 88, New Jersey 85
Milwaukee still has free-throw woes, though
April 23, 2003
The Bucks fixed all their Game 1 mistakes except for one, which was good enough to get a win.
Briefly
April 23, 2003
¢ Rhode Island: Lawsuit blames state for fatal nightclub fire ¢ California: U.S.’ oldest person dies ¢ Florida: Seven rescued whales swimming on their own
Stuffed steak provides low-fat, hearty meal
April 23, 2003
Stuffed Flank Steak Brazil is a hearty dish, bursting with flavor but not overloaded with fat, enough to feed eight diners.
Poll shows Jayhawk fans happy with selection of Self
April 23, 2003
Kansas University fans, apparently, are enamored of new KU basketball coach Bill Self.
MLB worried about SARS
April 23, 2003
Concerned about the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in the Toronto area, Major League Baseball’s medical adviser plans to recommend that players on the 10 teams visiting Toronto through the All-Star break avoid signing autographs, visiting hospitals, using public transportation and mingling with large crowds while in the area.
Court reinstates bribery case
Ruling clears way for trial of Olympic leaders
April 23, 2003
A federal appeals court Tuesday reinstated a bribery case against two men accused of using $1 million in enticements to sway International Olympic Committee delegates to award Salt Lake the 2002 Winter Games.
Williams has job to do at Carolina
April 23, 2003
Roy Williams found out just how big Dean Smith’s shadow can be as soon he walked into his posh new office at the University of North Carolina’s Smith Center Wednesday, the day after he was announced as the Tar Heels’ new basketball coach.
Marquette sews up Crean
April 23, 2003
Tom Crean signed a new contract to remain coach at Marquette, ending speculation that he was a leading contender to take the Illinois job.
KU women’s golf 10th at Big 12
April 23, 2003
Kansas University’s women’s golf team fell a spot to 10th after the second round Tuesday of the Big 12 Championships
Two KU men’s golfers honored by Big 12
April 23, 2003
Kansas University men’s golfers Ryan Rainer and Pete Krsnich were named to the Academic All-Big 12 Conference first team, the league announced Tuesday.
City to wait on Sunday liquor sales
April 23, 2003
Lawrence will follow a “wait and monitor” policy for now concerning the possibility of retail liquor sales on Sundays.
Alumni pledge $3M for hall
New scholarship hall on Ohio Street planned to open in fall 2005
April 23, 2003
Thanks to a $3 million gift, Roger Rieger will be remembered at Kansas University for a scholarship hall — and not as a bad cook.
Jayni, LMH dietitian dish up ‘Heart Healthy Cooking’
April 23, 2003
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Heart Healthy Cooking.” Denise DeTommaso, a registered dietitian at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, will join host Jayni Carey. They will prepare the following recipe provided by DeTommaso.
6News video: Once prized possesion to go on auction block
April 23, 2003
6News reports on a local business owner who will be selling a basketball with Dean Smith and Roy Williams’ autographs.
Busy? Try this chicken recipe
April 23, 2003
Spring is sprung, and we’re all on the move more than ever, getting out and about, into the open air, into the back yard — or even just into spring cleaning.
6Sports video: Chieftains go 2-0 against Raiders
April 23, 2003
6Sports reports on the Tonganoxie Chieftains softball games against the Leavenworth Immaculata Raiders.
6Sports video: Fans won’t notice much change in ‘Hawks play
April 23, 2003
6Sports reports on some of the changes new KU men’s basketball head coach Bill Self will be making to the Jayhawks style of play.
Ehrhardt services
April 23, 2003
Charles E. Gaffney
April 23, 2003
Cynda Diane Nelson
April 23, 2003
Probationers fall short of job goals
Officer: Cuts to offender job-training program at fault
April 23, 2003
People on criminal probation in Douglas County seem to have trouble getting and keeping jobs. The county’s Community Corrections Department is falling short of its employment goals for clients, according to a report released Tuesday.
Search for SARS drug narrows
April 23, 2003
Scientists in search of a SARS cure have narrowed their focus to several dozen drugs that appear to have the best chance of stopping the deadly respiratory virus, but they have abandoned plans to test one of them in people.
Carter, Giuliani to attend Dole gala
April 23, 2003
Two more big-name politicians have signed on to participate in dedication ceremonies for the Dole Institute of Politics this summer.
District reaches outside Lawrence for principal
April 23, 2003
Lisa Williams didn’t hesitate to answer when career opportunity knocked at Langston Hughes School.
County to discuss debt refinancing
April 23, 2003
Douglas County commissioners are about to take another run at refinancing millions of dollars in public debt.
School savings
April 23, 2003
Accept system
April 23, 2003
Adoption wait
April 23, 2003
Credit due
April 23, 2003
Group to call on city to oppose Patriot Act
April 23, 2003
More than 90 cities nationwide have passed resolutions condemning the federal Patriot Act; now, some residents want Lawrence to be the next.
Ethical standard
April 23, 2003
Anthony downtown restoration recognized
State Commerce Department honors city’s efforts
April 23, 2003
A Harper County town is being honored for its revitalization efforts.
Park honoring Lewis and Clark hits half-way point in fund-raising drive
April 23, 2003
An effort to raise $1 million for a Lewis and Clark bicentennial event next year is about halfway to its goal.
Bush backs fifth term for Federal Reserve chairman
April 23, 2003
President Bush said Tuesday he intended to nominate Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan for a fifth term as chairman of the nation’s central bank.
Judge rules suit against H&R Block can proceed
April 23, 2003
A class action lawsuit that accuses H&R Block of inducing customers into paying an extra fee for filing their taxes electronically can proceed, a judge ruled.
Afghan cable broadcasters await list of approved channels
April 23, 2003
Several months after Afghan authorities banned cable television because its content was considered offensive to Islam, government officials are whittling down a list of acceptable channels they may let back on air.
Free State ends softball slump with sweep
April 23, 2003
Going into the Tuesday’s home doubleheader against Leavenworth, Free State High’s softball team had yet to win a game. The Pioneers had a zero in the win column as well.
Small ball lifts Lions
LHS wins in 10
April 23, 2003
Lawrence High used some daring baserunning to score four runs in the 10th inning en route to a 5-1 baseball win over Olathe East Tuesday.
LHS earns first soccer victory
Garito scores goal, assist against Topeka
April 23, 2003
Lawrence High’s soccer team beat Topeka High, 2-1, Tuesday at the Trojans’ field for Lawrence’s first victory of the season.
Griffey improving; return date uncertain
April 23, 2003
Ken Griffey Jr. still wears a sling on his right arm at night and still feels pain on some movements as he gets therapy for his dislocated right shoulder.
Kay L. Walter
April 23, 2003
Gerald H. Morton
April 23, 2003
Olathe East sweeps Lawrence High softball
Lions held scoreless in doubleheader
April 23, 2003
Lawrence High’s softball team couldn’t get its offense rolling Tuesday, losing a doubleheader to Olathe East, 3-0 and 5-0, at Olathe District Activities Center.
Seven city players picked for all-star game
April 23, 2003
Lawrence high schools will have seven football players in the 12th annual Kansas City Metro All-Star football game June 12 at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.
Firebirds make debut in Leavenworth tourney
April 23, 2003
Free State High tennis coach Jon Renberger sent his junior varsity players up against varsity competition Tuesday and was pleased with the results at the Leavenworth Invitational.
Pop, country songwriter Felice Bryant, 77, dies
April 23, 2003
Felice Bryant, who with her husband wrote “Bye Bye Love” and other Everly Brothers hits and the hand-clapping bluegrass standard “Rocky Top,” died Tuesday. She was 77.
ABC offers unkindest cut of all
April 23, 2003
Remember the 1950s daytime show “Queen for a Day”? Every afternoon, four housewives appeared before host Jack Bailey and recounted their sad stories.
Season off to strange start
Multiple multiple winners, playoffs among oddities
April 23, 2003
Four multiple winners. Five playoffs. A lefty — but not Lefty — in a green jacket. And still no sign of David Duval.
Business Briefcase
April 23, 2003
¢ Lawyer claims problems widespread for telecom ¢ Wall Street: Stocks move higher ¢ Television: Viacom to purchase Comedy Central network ¢ Reports: Earnings of area interest
Daily Ticker
April 23, 2003
On the record
April 23, 2003
Former racetrack official to stand trial
State case alleges $180,000 stolen from The Woodlands
April 23, 2003
The former general manager of The Woodlands was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on three felony counts of stealing from the Kansas City, Kan., racetrack.
Crystal K. Jeffrey
April 23, 2003
Cooking Q&A: Wash up on how to keep produce, grill clean
April 23, 2003
France proposes lifting U.N. sanctions on Iraq
April 23, 2003
After staunchly opposing the U.S.-led war against Saddam Hussein, France made a surprise proposal Tuesday to meet the United States halfway by calling for the immediate suspension of crippling economic sanctions on Iraq.
French TV crew discovers ‘all Americans aren’t George Bush’
Trip to Kansas University gauges opinions about France in wake of Iraq war
April 23, 2003
When a French TV correspondent wanted to know what “real Americans” were saying about people in his homeland, he came to Lawrence to find out.
KU baseball faces tough 2-week stretch
April 23, 2003
Kansas University’s baseball team is in for a busy 14 days. Over the next two weeks, the Jayhawks will eight big-time games — six against Big 12 Conference powerhouses and two against Wichita State, KU’s biggest non-conference rival.
Jayhawks: Center worth wait
Athletes say Anderson looks, smells better than cramped old weight room
April 23, 2003
There are a lot of things Nick Collison won’t miss about the Shaffer-Holland Strength Center, including the smell.
Self has busy first day on job
April 23, 2003
Bill Self was in no rush to leave his Kansas University men’s basketball office at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday after putting in eight-plus hours on his first full day on the job.