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Kansas Union renovation ends with dedication ceremony
April 29, 2003
(Web Posted Tuesday at 11:35 a.m.) It took seven years. But the $6.3 million renovation work on the Kansas Union is finally finished. And the renovation will officially come to an end with a construction tape cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon.
Wall Street settlement to benefit Kansas
April 29, 2003
Kansas will receive nearly $4 million under a $1.4 billion national settlement between securities regulators and 10 Wall Street investment firms, Securities Commissioner David Brant said Monday.
Briefly
April 29, 2003
¢ Education: KU track legend lends name to scholarship ¢ Highway Patrol: Accident victim released from St. Luke’s hospital ¢ Crime: Police file charges against robbery suspect ¢ Schools: Praeger to visit Deerfield second-graders today
Daily Ticker
April 29, 2003
Putting moves in Motown
April 29, 2003
After all, the news of his death came and went last week, little noticed in the rush of other things. It’s not surprising, given all that’s going on in the world.
Palestinian Cabinet wins key approval
April 29, 2003
Mahmoud Abbas won the endorsement of the Fatah party and took another step Monday toward becoming the Palestinian prime minister and forcing Yasser Arafat to share some of his power.
Firebirds bludgeon Blue Jays
Berkley’s at trick leads FSHS
April 29, 2003
The outcome never was in doubt. The only question was whether Free State High’s girls soccer team benefited from pounding Junction City, 11-1, Monday at FSHS Field. The Blue Jays were outclassed from the start, which made the game enjoyable for FSHS, but that came with a caveat.
Devoted to policing the police
Lawrence agency faces numerous lawsuits filed in constitutional rights ‘conflict’
April 29, 2003
A man who has vowed he will spend the decade policing the Lawrence Police Department has filed another federal lawsuit against the agency, saying officers attacked and arrested him in July when he heckled and videotaped them during a traffic stop.
Consumer spending, income increase in March
April 29, 2003
Even with a war on, Americans streamed to the malls in March, boosting spending by the largest amount in three months.
Where are the fans?
Braves indicator of declining attendance
April 29, 2003
Blue skies. Pleasant temperatures. The home team in first place. By all indications, a perfect day for baseball.
SARS peaks in some countries, spreads elsewhere
April 29, 2003
The World Health Organization said Monday that SARS appeared to have peaked in some of the countries hit hardest by the disease, but the virus was still spreading in China and to new locations.
Study: Wichita not only city polluting Arkansas River
Towns upstream complicate environmental issue
April 29, 2003
A two-year study produced one result that city officials had expected and one they hadn’t. Wichita is indeed responsible for pollution in the Arkansas River, but so are towns upstream from Kansas’ largest city — and that makes the problem even more complex.
Iverson struggles, but 76ers win
Ailing Davis has 34 points in losing cause for New Orleans
April 29, 2003
The Philadelphia 76ers didn’t need a heroic effort from Allen Iverson to regain command of their playoff series with the New Orleans Hornets.
Kings hammer Jazz
Sacramento ruins potential goodbye for Stockton, Malone, 99-82
April 29, 2003
If it was goodbye for Utah’s John Stockton and Karl Malone, the Sacramento Kings made sure it wasn’t a happy one.
Wagle tells TV’s O’Reilly that KU class offers porn
April 29, 2003
Kansas State Sen. Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, had taken her criticism of a Kansas University sex education class to the floor of the Kansas Senate.
People
April 29, 2003
¢ Millions for her thoughts ¢ Norah Jones to play free concert ¢ Vandross suffers setback ¢ Steinbeck widow dies
Lawrence tourism lackluster in 2002
Dole Center expected to draw more visitors
April 29, 2003
The city’s lodging and tourism industry hasn’t bounced back from the steep downturn it took after the terrorist attacks of 2001, according to a recently released report.
Briefly
April 29, 2003
¢ Moscow: Court rejects appeals in theater hostage raid ¢ Pakistan: Peace overture made to nuclear rival India ¢ Canada: Two plead innocent in 1985 bombing ¢ Guatemala City: Separated twin recovers from brain infection
On the record
April 29, 2003
Corps of Engineers tackles Missouri River challenges
April 29, 2003
Drought has placed a sense of urgency on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ efforts to finalize a master manual for management of the Missouri River system, the corps’ chief said Monday.
KU event focuses on legal decisions
April 29, 2003
A panel of experts will discuss the role of social science research in legal decision-making during an event today at Kansas University.
Manhattan hammers LHS
Indians claim 7-2 victory in tennis dual
April 29, 2003
The school from the Little Apple came to Lawrence High Monday and beat the Lions boys’ tennis team by a big margin.
Parcells already building Cowboys
KSU’s Newman top draftee on Tuna’s first Dallas squad
April 29, 2003
His hair is a shade of blond and his clothes prominently feature silver and blue tones. Everything else is vintage Bill Parcells.
Youth tourney to draw recruits
April 29, 2003
The third-annual Sport 2 Sport/Jayhawk Invitational youth basketball tournament will be held Friday through Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse, Horejsi Center and Sport 2 Sport.
Vikings sweep Firebirds
April 29, 2003
Free State High’s softball team lost two games in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday, 4-3 and 3-2, against Shawnee Mission West.
LHS golfer wins event with 75
Lions finish 15th
April 29, 2003
Lawrence High senior Scott Andrews picked a great time to play his best round. Andrews won the Topeka Invitational title Monday at Topeka Country Club, shooting a 75 in the 20-team field.
Taxes and liquor on wrap-up list
Legislators return to face budget dilemma
April 29, 2003
They call it the wrap-up session, but it’s more like a lockdown. Lawmakers will return Wednesday to complete the 2003 legislative session after a scheduled 3 1/2-week break.
Last missing soldier dead
April 29, 2003
Army Spc. Edward John Anguiano, the last U.S. soldier missing in Iraq, was found dead, family members and the Pentagon said Monday.
6News video: Board votes to cut 66 positions
April 29, 2003
6News reports on Monday nights Lawrence school board meeting.
6News video: Growth putting pressure on Lecompton water supply
April 29, 2003
6News reports on the possible request Lecompton city leaders will make for a grant to drill a new water well.
6Sports video: Santa Fe Trail sweeps Tonganoxie
April 29, 2003
6Sports reports on the Tonganoxie baseball games against the Santa Fe Trail Chargers.
6Sports video: KU softball ends regular season with loss
April 29, 2003
6Sports reports on the KU softball game against the Baylor Bears.
N. Korea proposes disarmament-for-aid deal
April 29, 2003
The United States is reviewing a North Korean proposal to give up the nation’s missiles and nuclear facilities in exchange for substantial U.S. economic benefits, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Monday.
6Sports video: ‘Hawks drop last in series against Baylor
April 29, 2003
6sports reports on the KU baseball game against the Baylor Bears.
Nick Arnold Neuburger
April 29, 2003
Staff to receive nonrenewal notices
April 29, 2003
The Lawrence school board voted Monday night to authorize issuance of nonrenewal notices to 66 certified teachers, counselors and nurses. About one-fourth of the people receiving layoff notices might be rehired.
Iraq developments
April 29, 2003
Guard members return from missions
April 29, 2003
Fifty-five members of the Kansas Air National Guard’s 190th Air Refueling Wing returned Sunday to Topeka from their deployment overseas as part of the war against Iraq.
Alvin F. ‘Bud’ Houston
April 29, 2003
Proposal would let school districts levy taxes
April 29, 2003
A line in the sand was drawn Monday about school funding as lawmakers prepared to start winding up the 2003 legislative session.
Eddie Bauer to close Lawrence store
April 29, 2003
Lawrence’s Eddie Bauer is among 60 stores that will be closed as part of a plan for the clothing and home-decoration retailer to emerge from bankruptcy, company officials announced Monday.
Business Briefcase
April 29, 2003
¢ Wichita employees win right to sue Boeing ¢ Annual meeting: Honeywell leaders take heat from shareholders ¢ Grocery: Dillons adds organic line ¢ Restaurant: McDonald’s earnings rise
Students create Leon history book
April 29, 2003
Most high school students read history books. At Bluestem High School, they wrote one.
Released prisoner sues K.C. police for charges
April 29, 2003
A man is suing Kansas City police, seeking more than $50 million on allegations that officers framed him for a burglary that eventually resulted in his imprisonment.
Millwood thumbed nose at superstition
April 29, 2003
Kevin Millwood eschewed baseball superstition, sought out hitting coach Greg Gross, sat down and talked about his swing.
Popovich NBA Coach of Year
April 29, 2003
Gregg Popovich won the NBA Coach of the Year award Monday for leading the San Antonio Spurs to the league’s best record.
Celtics’ mantra heading into Game 5: ‘Let’s finish them’
April 29, 2003
Unlike the Indiana Pacers, the Boston Celtics plan to take advantage of what they’ve been given.
Fan’s attack changed tennis history
Seles’s career sidetracked by stabbing 10 years ago
April 29, 2003
Women’s tennis changed dramatically 10 years ago, altered forever in the middle of an otherwise ordinary match by a man with a knife.
Glad to be back in saddle
Jockey Valenzuela finally sober after drug battle
April 29, 2003
Patrick Valenzuela’s talent was undeniable, and his future seemed limitless when he rode Sunday Silence to victory in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes 10 years ago.
Lower is better
April 29, 2003
When it comes to tax rates, lower is better, but the situation in Lawrence can be deceiving. The news that the property tax rate in Lawrence is among the lowest in the state should have us all dancing in the streets, right?
Go-it-alone approach won’t serve U.S. well
April 29, 2003
By virtue of its sheer power, especially after military successes in Iraq, the United States could exercise a free hand in the Middle East. Indeed, Americans who espouse go-it-alone-ism would happily stamp “Made in U.S.A.” on the world order emerging from the war in Iraq.
Royals on TV
April 29, 2003
Museum plans
April 29, 2003
School support
April 29, 2003
Academic issue
April 29, 2003
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
April 29, 2003
Cost too great
April 29, 2003
Pray for peace
April 29, 2003
Minority view
April 29, 2003
Sebelius vetoes may be reversed
April 29, 2003
When lawmakers return for the legislative wrap-up session, they will probably try to override several vetoes by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Wagle to discuss KU sex class on national TV
April 29, 2003
When State Sen. Susan Wagle criticized Kansas University professor Dennis Dailey on the floor of the Kansas Senate, she refused to name the student she said was offended by purported pornographic materials used in Dailey’s class.
S. Carolina can catalog abortion patient data
April 29, 2003
The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for health authorities in South Carolina to collect names, addresses and other information about women seeking abortions, a power doctors say violates a fundamental duty to protect patient privacy.
National League Roundup: Arizona wins third straight
Spivey busts slump as D’backs filet Marlins, 7-1
April 29, 2003
The end of Junior Spivey’s slump is the latest signal that the Arizona Diamondbacks are turning around the awful start to their season.
Minorities, women losing ground in sports
Study critical of NCAA, pro leagues
April 29, 2003
Women and minorities are losing ground with jobs in professional and college sports, reversing a trend toward greater diversity, according to a study released Monday.
Officials urge investigation of Guard promotions
April 29, 2003
A Pentagon report that a high-ranking Kansas National Guard officer backdated pay raises for himself and friends prompted legislators to urge that the state conduct its own investigation.
Young couple’s unsolved slaying not forgotten
KBI agent hopes 23 years might yield witnesses, newer technology to pinpoint evidence
April 29, 2003
Shaun Champlin was busy that Saturday night in October 1980. He’d been goose hunting earlier in the day and was getting ready to pick up Tina Montoy for a dance at the community college.
Briefly
April 29, 2003
¢ Brazil: Anthrax suspected in seaman’s death ¢ Washington, D.C.: Punitive measures against Cuba considered ¢ North Carolina: Researchers develop cancer-resistant mice ¢ New York City: Memorial competition opens
Lawrence artist found ‘gift’ in disease
April 29, 2003
Michael Broadfoot liked to say that his deadly illness was “a gift.” “I’m here to help for some reason,” he told The Journal-World earlier this year.
Project to document life stories connects generations
April 29, 2003
Students at Schwegler School and Kansas University collaborated Monday to publish a biography of retired flight instructor Ruth Writt.
Memphis adds new jewel to its musical crown
April 29, 2003
Music plays again at Soulsville USA, but it’s not coming from Isaac Hayes or Sam & Dave.
It’s time for ‘Idol’ speculation
April 29, 2003
We’re down to five contestants on “American Idol” (7 p.m., Fox). That means the show will get more exciting and more annoying at the same time.
Portland coach’s gesture priceless
April 29, 2003
The lasting, even impacting impression from the NBA playoffs so far is not of Kevin Garnett exhorting his teammates from the bench during overtime, nor Tracy McGrady swooping toward the basket, nor Allen Iverson dropping a double-nickel on the Hornets.
Glass eager for bowling season to start
April 29, 2003
His birth certificate states his age is a double-nickel, yet Lawrence bowler Bob Glass feels more like he’s 35 as he heads into his fourth season on the PBA Senior Tour.
Coach used ‘bad judgment’ at parties
Iowa State’s Eustachy accused of drinking with students after games at Missouri, Kansas State
April 29, 2003
Iowa State University men’s basketball coach Larry Eustachy has told the school’s athletic director Eustachy used “bad judgment” and made “bad decisions” in late January at a party near the University of Missouri campus.
KU eager to face Shockers
Teams split last year
April 29, 2003
Kansas University’s baseball series with Wichita State has been like a soap opera in recent seasons.
Kentucky Derby: Baffert wants happy ending
Familiar faces missing from big event
April 29, 2003
As much as he tries, Bob Baffert is having a tough time generating his usual enthusiasm for the Kentucky Derby.
Eight finalists named for KU scholar award
April 29, 2003
Four men and four women have been named finalists for the Kansas University Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award.
School board approves staff layoffs
April 29, 2003
The Lawrence school board didn’t play favorites Monday when handing out pink slips to certified educators.
County considers bond issue for roads
April 29, 2003
Douglas County voters soon could be asked to vote on another multimillion-dollar bond issue — but this time for roads instead of schools.
Detective: Suspect in sniper case freely confessed to shootings
April 29, 2003
In chilling detail, a detective said Monday that sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo laughed as he admitted to two of last fall’s deadly shootings. She also said the teenager was read his rights before he confessed.
Health study finds benefits in fasting
April 29, 2003
Periodic fasting can be just as good for the health as sharply cutting back on calories, even if the fasting doesn’t mean eating less overall, a new study indicates.
The party’s over for Saddam’s birthday
April 29, 2003
Saddam Hussein’s hometown loyalists celebrated his 66th birthday Monday with blood oaths and vows of devotion, three weeks after the U.S. military drove him from power. In Baghdad, residents scorned the ousted leader and swapped rumors that he would surface for a final birthday attack.
Some Iraqis relish new freedom to sin
April 29, 2003
When the Atlas Cinema last showed “Blue Chill,” people screamed: “Yes! Yes!” every time the actors began kissing, only to see the scratched reel jump to the next scene. On Monday, they sat in awed silence as naked couples writhed on screen.
Showtime,’ ‘Encore’ dazzle
LHS crews help make musical show sparkle
April 29, 2003
Backstage, seconds before the show started, young bodies rushed to their predestined places; girls’ ponytails, bows and outfits were perfected; the lighting crew and band took their cues; and the audience sat waiting in anticipation: It was show time for Lawrence High School’s “Showtime.”
Free State performers get ‘Under the Sea’ in the spotlight
April 29, 2003
A gaggle of sea creatures line the stage at Free State High School. A red-haired crab lip-syncs to the deep voice of — whose voice is it? — oh, the octopus. The audience giggles with amusement as 11 creatures break into the Calypso-style “Kiss the Girl” from “The Little Mermaid.”
Briefly
April 29, 2003
¢ Topeka: Public comment sought on proposed landfill ¢ Topeka: Air show features Blue Angels, music ¢ De Soto: District receives honor for parent involvement