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Hedden to lead KU School of Fine Arts
April 30, 2003
(Web Posted Wednesday at 12:09 p.m.) A Kansas University alumnus will return to his alma mater to lead the School of Fine Arts, KU officials announced Wednesday.
Wagle gives up idea to override governor’s veto on bill to kill KU sex ed class
April 30, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 12:02 p.m.) State Sen. Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, today said she will not ask the Senate to try to override Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ veto of a budget amendment aimed at Kansas University’s human sexuality class.
Leavenworth, Johnson and Wyandotte counties in tornado watch area
April 30, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 5:57 p.m.) The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for northeast Kansas for the afternoon and evening that includes Leavenworth, Johnson and Wyandotte counties — but not Lawrence and Douglas County.
Briefly
April 30, 2003
¢ Nigeria: Oil workers taken hostage ¢ Libya: $3 billion to be paid in Pan Am bombing ¢ Qatar: First constitution approved ¢ Serbia-Montenegro: Milosevic, numerous others charged with political crimes
Free State baseball improves to 13-0
April 30, 2003
Free State High won a pitchers’ duel Tuesday with Olathe East, prevailing 2-0 in nine innings to improve to 13-0 overall.
Lawrence High baseball drops second straight
April 30, 2003
The funk has hit Lawrence High’s baseball team. Shawnee Mission North handed LHS a 7-5 loss Tuesday at Ice Field, the Lions’ second straight loss and third in four games. They committed six errors, stranded nine runners and were held to seven hits.
Players support Eustachy
ISU officials consider discipline against coach
April 30, 2003
Iowa State’s basketball players went to the university’s president and athletic director Tuesday, urging them to keep embattled coach Larry Eustachy.
K.C. loses again; ‘We’re human’ - Red Sox 7, Royals 2
April 30, 2003
The Kansas City Royals have lost two in a row. This year, that qualifies as a slump. Nomar Garciaparra was 3-for-4, and Tim Wakefield pitched six strong innings Tuesday night as the Boston Red Sox rallied from a two-run deficit to beat Kansas City, 7-2.
Illini turn to SIU’s Weber
April 30, 2003
Bruce Weber, who coached Southern Illinois to two straight NCAA Tournament appearances and the Missouri Valley Conference crown last season, confirmed Tuesday night he will be the new head basketball coach at Illinois.
Tracy admits cheating
April 30, 2003
CART Champ Car leader Paul Tracy admits he broke the rules when he used traction control from 1994 until this year.
Miami player says race not factor
Quarterback backtracks on accusations
April 30, 2003
Miami Hurricanes quarterback Derrick Crudup Jr. backpedaled Tuesday from his allegation that race played a role in the decision to give a teammate the starting job.
Much ado about nothing on transfers
April 30, 2003
Thanks to a few whining basketball coaches and sky-is-falling media members, college football now has a legitimate reason to not have an early signing period.
Hawks sweep FSHS
April 30, 2003
Free State High’s softball team may not be winning, but coach Pam Pine isn’t ready to give up.
Seabury falters in final minutes
April 30, 2003
Seabury Academy’s girls soccer team kept Tuesday’s game against Kansas City Barstow scoreless for 77 minutes.
Students jeer at Wagle’s accusations about class on Fox
April 30, 2003
Heads were spinning in anger Tuesday night in the Kansas Union, where about 30 Kansas University students watched a state senator take her criticisms of a professor and his human sexuality class to a national television audience.
U.S. troops plan leaving Saudi Arabia
American Gulf presence undergoing major shift
April 30, 2003
In a major shift in American focus in the Persian Gulf, the United States is all but ending its military presence in Saudi Arabia, abandoning this remote desert air base that was built in the 1990s and made the site of a high-tech air operations center in 2001.
Lawrence embraces ‘speed humps’
Commission favors installation of more traffic-slowing devices around city
April 30, 2003
Traffic signals. Median islands. Roundabouts. Now the city has a new weapon in its fight against speeding cars in neighborhoods: “speed humps.”
Celebrities get Short shrift on ‘Primetime Glick’
April 30, 2003
America’s favorite 300-pound celebrity interviewer returns for a third season of “Primetime Glick” (9:30 p.m., Comedy Central). Martin Short’s peculiar creation shares mangled insights and inappropriate observations with screen idol Brendan Fraser and rapper Ice Cube.
Mideast peace prospects take step forward, step back
Suicide bombing kills 4 just hours after Cabinet approved
April 30, 2003
The Palestinian parliament approved a new prime minister Tuesday, removing the last remaining obstacle for the launch of a U.S.-backed peace plan. But the historic event was followed within 12 hours by a suicide attack on a Tel Aviv bar that killed four people.
Shuttle probe narrows
April 30, 2003
Columbia accident investigators said Tuesday they are close to zeroing in on where a hole opened up in the spaceship’s left wing and strongly suspect the fatal blow was caused by a chunk of flyaway foam at liftoff.
Vivian G. Clough
April 30, 2003
Neuburger services
April 30, 2003
Gerald Dale Moore
April 30, 2003
Howard C. Wallace
April 30, 2003
U.S. troops open fire during protest; 13 killed
April 30, 2003
U.S. paratroopers fired on anti-American protesters during a nighttime demonstration, and a hospital reported Tuesday that 13 Iraqis were killed and 75 wounded, including three young boys.
Prosecuting attorneys in child-abuse death oppose separate trials
April 30, 2003
Johnson County prosecutors insist the adoptive parents and baby sitter of a child who suffocated after he had been bound and gagged should be tried together.
Iraqi who aided Pfc. Lynch granted asylum
April 30, 2003
An Iraqi lawyer who helped U.S commandos locate and rescue prisoner of war Jessica Lynch has been granted asylum in the United States, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced Tuesday.
Open record dispute holds up sex-crime bills
April 30, 2003
A House-Senate disagreement over opening some adoption and foster care records is blocking the progress of bills on sexual predators and rape sentences.
Contractor admits to violating state campaign finance laws
Workers were reimbursed after donating money to Wichita candidates
April 30, 2003
The president of a construction firm has acknowledged reimbursing employees who donated money to candidates who supported allowing a landfill in Sedgwick County.
6News video: Commission votes to add more traffic calming devices
April 30, 2003
6News reports on the decision by the city commission to add more traffic calming devices around Lawrence.
Third case of SARS in Kansas suspected
N.W. Kansan develops symptoms after travel to Asia
April 30, 2003
A northwest Kansas man is believed to be the third person in the state to contract the SARS virus, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said.
6News video: State, Jefferson County to add shoulders to Wellman Road
April 30, 2003
6News reports on the news that the state and Jefferson County will be spending $1.4 million to add shoulders to 6 miles of Wellman Road.
Apple launches music service
iTunes venture wins praise from analysts, record labels, artists
April 30, 2003
Apple Computer is offering a way to download songs that analysts say could give the music industry an effective model for countering the popularity of illegal online song swapping.
Two-thirds of junk e-mails likely contain false claims
April 30, 2003
Internet users skeptical of junk e-mails promising easy money, miracle cures and dream dates are right to be wary: The government says two-thirds of the “spam” messages clogging online mailboxes probably are false in some way.
Workers’ wages, benefits up in first quarter
April 30, 2003
U.S. workers’ wages and benefits rose by a brisk 1.3 percent in the first three months of 2003, the biggest increase in nearly 13 years, even as businesses struggled with the economy.
6News video: Battle over KU sex class hits national stage
April 30, 2003
6News reports on Tuesday nights Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” during which Kansas State Sen. Susan Wagle and Kansas University student Jessica Zahn discussed Dennis Dailey’s KU “Human Sexuality in Everyday Life” class.
Nuclear energy proposed to power space exploration
April 30, 2003
The ability to explore planets beyond our solar system will require the use of space vehicles with nuclear-powered propulsion systems, NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe said Tuesday.
6News video: Newest ‘Hawk takes perch
April 30, 2003
6News reports on the newest Jayhawk to join the Jayhawks on Parade.
KU golf 8th at league
April 30, 2003
Kansas University’s golf team placed eighth at the Big 12 Conference championships, which concluded Tuesday at Southern Hills Golf Course.
6Sports video: KU golf takes 8th at Big 12 Championship
April 30, 2003
6sports reports on the final standings at the Big 12 Golf Championship.
National League Roundup: Maddux logs third straight victory
Braves top Astros, 3-1, for 12th triumph in 14 games
April 30, 2003
Greg Maddux and the Atlanta Braves are putting it all together at the same time. Maddux pitched seven sharp innings to win his third straight decision, and Gary Sheffield hit a two-run single as Atlanta beat the Houston Astros, 3-1, Tuesday night.
6Sports video: Jayhawks knocked off by Shockers
April 30, 2003
6Sports reports on the KU baseball game against the Wichita State Shockers.
6Sports video: ‘Hawks focused on post-season
April 30, 2003
6Sports reports on the thoughts of some members of the KU softball team on their season.
LHS grad Stevens retiring
April 30, 2003
Lawrence High product Lee Stevens has decided to retire from professional baseball. Stevens, 35, has been playing for the Indianapolis Indians, Triple-A farm club of the Milwaukee Brewers, since being released by Tampa Bay during spring training.
Lakers light up T’wolves, 120-90
April 30, 2003
The Los Angeles Lakers snapped back to life, with everyone from Kobe Bryant to Derek Fisher to Robert Horry to Shaquille O’Neal showing championship form.
Hine, Smith selected to join racing hall
April 30, 2003
Carolyn Hine was sworn to secrecy about her late husband Sonny Hine’s election to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame.
Sutton’s resignation from policy board about timing
April 30, 2003
Hal Sutton and David Toms have more in common than Louisiana roots and a PGA Championship in their trophy collections.
Jayni to make beef brisket
April 30, 2003
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Beef Brisket Dinner.” Host Jayni Carey will prepare the recipe below. A new show debuts at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6 and repeats at 8:30 p.m.
Teaching sexuality
April 30, 2003
Classified staff
April 30, 2003
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
April 30, 2003
On the record
April 30, 2003
Old prevention still useful
April 30, 2003
As health officials wait to see whether the SARS virus has peaked or whether it will continue to spread around the world, they are attacking the disease on several fronts. First, of course, are the efforts to identify its cause and find a preventive vaccine and cure. Second, are the efforts to slow, if not stop, the spread of the virus.
KU will sponsor first Relay for Life benefit
April 30, 2003
Adrienne Rosel’s grandmother is a breast cancer survivor, but she also has lost an aunt and two friends’ parents to cancer.
KU’s Collison selects agent
April 30, 2003
Nick Collison has picked an agent. Collison, Kansas University’s 6-foot-9 senior forward from Iowa Falls, Iowa, has contracted with Mike Higgins of SFX Sports Group — a talent and marketing agency that represents more than 500 pro athletes in baseball, basketball, football, golf, tennis, soccer and several Olympic sports.
Ford to declare for draft
April 30, 2003
Texas sophomore All-America point guard T.J. Ford plans to make himself available for the NBA draft, according to reports Tuesday night.
LHS tennis drops two of three duals
April 30, 2003
Lawrence High’s tennis team dropped two of three duals in a quad Tuesday at Shawnee Heights.
Jayhawks to play host to Big 12 rowing invite
April 30, 2003
Big 12 Conference rowing teams Kansas, Kansas State, Texas and Baylor, plus Tulsa and Drake, are entered in the Big 12 Invitational Saturday on the Kansas River at Burcham Park.
John Brown Hawk tops the flock
Feathered abolitionist latest in Jayhawks on Parade
April 30, 2003
The familiar rifle and Bible are there, just like in the famous mural that adorns a wall at the Kansas Statehouse.
Child abandoned in Chicago thought to be missing N.C. boy
April 30, 2003
Almost three months after a dirty, bedraggled boy showed up at a suburban hospital, authorities say he may be a child who disappeared in North Carolina more than two years ago.
American League Roundup: Mariners clobber Clemens
Meche pitches Seattle to 6-0 win against Yankees
April 30, 2003
Roger Clemens didn’t get closer to 300 wins, and Ichiro Suzuki and Hideki Matsui did little to garner headlines other than show up.
State renewal of school levy still pending
20-mill property tax due to expire unless Legislature intervenes
April 30, 2003
A new budget-balancing plan outlined Tuesday would increase aid to public schools by $50 per student for each of the next three fiscal years, but legislators first must renew the property tax levy that funds education.
Order of nuns marks anniversary of Guatemala ‘Underground Railroad’
April 30, 2003
Twenty years ago a group of Roman Catholic nuns risked jail, community outrage and the wrath of their own government by declaring their home a sanctuary for those fleeing Guatemala’s civil war.
Daily Ticker
April 30, 2003
Spurs spike Suns - San Antonio 94, Phoenix 82
Rose has 27 points, 13 boards for West’s top seed
April 30, 2003
The San Antonio Spurs have to be asking themselves if no lead is safe against the Phoenix Suns.
Indiana avoids elimination - Pacers 93, Celtics 88, OT
Boston blanked 5-0 in overtime period
April 30, 2003
Never before in an NBA playoff game had a team been held scoreless in overtime. Indiana did it Tuesday night to the Celtics, sending the series back to Boston for Game 6.
New Jersey regains free-throw stroke - Nets 89, Bucks 82
April 30, 2003
The New Jersey Nets beat the Milwaukee Bucks at the perimeter game, then sealed their Game 5 victory by hitting foul shots for a change.
Golf Briefs
April 30, 2003
¢ British Open receives new qualifying venues ¢ Women ruled out for British Open
The ‘t’ word
April 30, 2003
Some may say they are being naive, but at least freshman members of the Kansas House are standing up for what they think is right.
School support
April 30, 2003
Briefly
April 30, 2003
¢ Washington, D.C.: Screenings of foreigners to rely on biometrics ¢ Washington, D.c.: Holocaust-era records on insurance released ¢ Honolulu: Lovesick vacationer faces terror charges ¢ Alabamba: Seven states shaken by rare Southern quake
Briefly
April 30, 2003
¢ Washington, D.C.: Democrats to filibuster second judicial nominee ¢ Dallas: Conjoined twins begin preparations for surgery ¢ Salt Lake City: Newspaper reporters in Smart case fired
Briefly
April 30, 2003
¢ Barbecue to benefit speech, hearing programs ¢ State: Kansas gets $4 million in securities settlement ¢ Education: Journal-World seeks history of closing schools ¢ Kansas University: Reception to celebrate Kansas Union renovation
New program offers Ticket to Work
Initiative targets area residents receiving aid for disabilities
April 30, 2003
The federal government hopes to get about 2,500 Douglas and Jefferson county residents back to work.
Dorothea Irene James
April 30, 2003
Lawsuits challenge waiting lists
April 30, 2003
Nowadays in Kansas, it’s not unusual for someone who’s low-income and physically disabled to wait a year for services that help them avoid moving to nursing homes.
Senator Wagle’s written request for KU sex class material
April 30, 2003
The following is the text of a letter sent by Sen. Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, requesting information about the human sexuality class at Kansas University.
Shockers rock Kansas - Wichita State 7, KU 2
Slumping Jayhawks manage just three hits
April 30, 2003
Hoglund Ballpark was as lively as ever, but the Kansas University baseball bats were fast asleep.
Martin murder case steps forward
Costa Rican judge to decide whether suspects will stand trial
April 30, 2003
Before the week’s end, a Costa Rican judge is expected to decide whether three suspects will stand trial for the May 13, 2001, slaying of Kansas University student Shannon Martin.
Homeister relishes Derby atmosphere
Lone female jockey ‘filled with energy’
April 30, 2003
Rosemary Homeister Jr. blew kisses to fans, embraced fellow jockeys and clicked pictures with a pocket camera in her first moments at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning.
U.S. compassion
April 30, 2003
Rescuer arrested after heroic actions
April 30, 2003
A man who rescued four children from a burning apartment said Tuesday that “in my heart I do feel like a hero” — despite his arrest on a probation violation after authorities saw his exploits on television.
Gephardt puts health care on agenda
April 30, 2003
The bold plan for near-universal health care offered last week by Rep. Dick Gephardt of Missouri sent echoes across the entire Democratic presidential field. Sens. John Kerry of Massachusetts and John Edwards of North Carolina, who were campaigning in New Hampshire over the weekend, were asked at voter forums if they could match it — which, at this point, they cannot.
Jefferson County, state to shoulder load on road work
April 30, 2003
Accident-fearing drivers on Wellman Road are about to get some shoulders to veer on. Gravel shoulders will be added next year to both sides of a 5.8-mile stretch of the road, from the Douglas-Jefferson County line north to 54th Road.
Museum exalts modern goddesses
April 30, 2003
Is Jennifer Lopez the modern version of the Greek goddess? She sure looked the part at the 2001 Academy Awards when she wore that sheer, draped, one-shoulder Chanel gown.
6News video: Costa Rican judge expected to make decision by end of week
April 30, 2003
6News reports on the Shannon Martin murder case in Costa Rica.
Couples savors fruit of labor
Tour veteran won Sunday for first time in five years
April 30, 2003
Fred Couples rediscovered his place in golf. The search started almost three months ago on the practice range at Pebble Beach, when he beat balls for six hours with Butch Harmon at his side.
Heavenly hazelnuts
Confectioner favorite appears in main dishes
April 30, 2003
For most people, the word hazelnut conjures up images of the sweet, tasty little nuts cushioned in luxurious chocolate bonbons, or used as a flavoring for ice cream, cakes and even coffee.
Gardeners relish time in spring
April 30, 2003
This may be my favorite time of the year to work in a vegetable garden. The growing season is spread out before us, and it’s too soon to tell whether this will be a good year or one that taxes a gardener’s wits.
Area briefs
April 30, 2003
¢ Lawrence CVB seeks entries for photo contest ¢ Sandcastles to adorn KU’s Wescoe Beach ¢ Petition seeks review of KU assistant’s firing ¢ ‘In Cold Blood’ case in focus on ‘River City’
Plan touts tax boost
Freshman lawmakers plead case
April 30, 2003
Lawrence educators packed Cordley School’s library Tuesday to support a new tax-increase plan offered by a bipartisan group of freshman House members. “I couldn’t be more thrilled,” Supt. Randy Weseman said. “A: I admire courage. B: When I get people stepping forward for public education, I get emotional.”
Rainy spring makes for wet wheat tour
April 30, 2003
Mud mired the start of the Kansas wheat tour Tuesday as some participants donned boots and plastic pants to get around soggy wheat fields.
Kentucky Derby: Favorite has bruised foot
Derby Jinx hits Empire Maker; Kafwain out
April 30, 2003
It looks as if the Derby Jinx might have struck early this year. And it looks as if Bob Baffert will need all the luck he can get.
People
April 30, 2003
¢ Jack Osbourne in rehab ¢ Heavy metal redux ¢ Splitsville, 90210 ¢ None of your business
Free State blows away second straight foe
Firebirds girls hammer Shawnee Mission North in 10-1 soccer victory
April 30, 2003
With all but a second straight mercy-rule victory in hand Tuesday and time winding down against Shawnee Mission North, Free State High’s girls soccer players starting talking about … “Apocalypse Now,” of course.
Toronto travel warning lifted
April 30, 2003
The World Health Organization lifted its warning against nonessential travel to Toronto because of SARS on Tuesday, but in Asia the disease continued its spread as Hong Kong reported 12 new deaths, China nine and Singapore one.
Astronauts settle in at space station
April 30, 2003
His five-month mission almost over, the space station’s skipper said Tuesday he will miss living in orbit, but can’t wait to be reunited with his family and with colleagues who are still suffering from the Columbia disaster.
Two more high-level surrenders announced
April 30, 2003
Two Iraqis on the U.S.-led coalition’s 55 most-wanted list — a weapons expert nicknamed the “Missile Man” and a provincial governor — have surrendered, the U.S. military and Iraqi opposition sources said Tuesday.
Grateful parents
April 30, 2003
Business Briefcase
April 30, 2003
¢ Sauer profits rise ¢ Discrimination: Settlement could cost insurer up to $90 million ¢ Pharmaceuticals: Pfizer acquisition results in closing of four plants ¢ Defense: Northrop Grumman profits up in first quarter
Recipes using hazelnuts
April 30, 2003