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Chat with Lawrence school board candidate Cindy Yulich
March 27, 2003
Welcome to our online chat with Lawrence school board candidate Cindy Yulich.The chat took place on Thursday, March 27, at 10:30 AM and is now closed, but you can read the full transcript on this page.
Insensitive stand
March 27, 2003
Commuter creep
March 27, 2003
Show of respect
March 27, 2003
Pitts is right
March 27, 2003
District costs
March 27, 2003
Board mistrust
March 27, 2003
More madness
March 27, 2003
Labor union asks Sprint to replace auditor
March 27, 2003
The AFL-CIO on Wednesday asked Sprint Corp. to appoint a new independent auditor, claiming Ernst & Young compromised its independence by selling questionable tax shelter advice to Sprint’s top two executives. The AFL-CIO also promised to launch a campaign urging shareholders to vote against the reappointment of Ernst & Young should Sprint fail to put forward a new auditor at its annual shareholder meeting in May.
Jury acquits Tyson in conspiracy case
Firm cleared of accusations that it illegally hired immigrants to boost profits
March 27, 2003
A federal jury acquitted Tyson Foods and three other defendants on all charges in an immigrant conspiracy case Wednesday. The jury of seven men and five women deliberated for less than a day before returning its verdict.
Oil exports from Iraq could resume in weeks
March 27, 2003
As U.S. and British troops consolidate their control of oil wells and facilities in southern Iraq, crude oil shipments from the country’s Persian Gulf export terminal could resume within a few weeks, analysts said Wednesday.
Strain in relations with Germany grows
March 27, 2003
First, President Bush snubbed Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. Now a Tennessee high school has called off an exchange with German students.
Lawrence, sister city still on good terms
March 27, 2003
Germany’s anger with the United States so far has not affected student exchanges at Kansas University nor Lawrence’s sister city relationship with Eutin, Germany, according to Frank Baron, German language and literature professor at KU.
Rumsfeld’s battle plan coming under fire at home
March 27, 2003
A week into the war, the optimistic assumptions of the Pentagon’s civilian war planners have yet to be realized, the risks of the campaign are becoming increasingly apparent, and some current and retired military officials are warning that there may be a mismatch between Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s strategy and the force he’s sent to carry it out.
City wants antiwar camp to vacate park by Friday
March 27, 2003
City officials said they wanted a group of antiwar protesters to abandon their camp in South Park by Friday. That won’t be soon enough for Linda Shotts, 52, who believes the city is giving preferential treatment to the protesters. The village of roughly 30 tents has been in South Park since Saturday, despite a city ordinance that prohibits camping in public parks.
Pensions of select lawmakers may grow
March 27, 2003
The Kansas Legislature is crafting a measure that would increase the pensions of some lawmakers, including state Rep. Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence. The measure could cost taxpayers several thousand dollars, but Ballard and the other affected lawmakers say they only want what is fair.
Mexico blocks donated supplies
March 27, 2003
Five tons of school supplies from the Lawrence-based Monarch Watch have hit a roadblock on their annual migration south to Mexico. Monarch Watch officials struggled to raise enough money to deliver the donated school supplies. They finally collected the money, only to have Mexican customs officials turn them around at the border.
Local briefs
March 27, 2003
¢ Two officers, resident shot in Kansas City, Kan. ¢ Roundabouts removed but likely will be replaced ¢ County deadline nears for advance voting
AG joins school finance debate
Kline will file actions to support use of local sales tax
March 27, 2003
Atty. Gen. Phill Kline is going to court to defend the state’s school finance laws and the right of counties to use sales tax revenue to assist school districts. Kline said Wednesday his office would seek to intervene in a lawsuit by Wyandotte County school officials against the Johnson County Commission.
Dead enders’ defend Iraq to bitter end
March 27, 2003
Tens of thousands of paramilitary and guerrilla fighters loyal to Saddam Hussein pose one of the biggest obstacles to American efforts to quickly topple Iraq’s government.
Top general accuses Iraq of atrocities
March 27, 2003
Iraq has executed prisoners of war, the Pentagon’s No. 2 general said Wednesday night as he listed a series of what he called unprecedented Iraqi violations of the laws of war.
Journal-World looking for service members
March 27, 2003
This is an anxious time, particularly for those who have a friend or loved one directly or indirectly involved in the war with Iraq.
Nobel laureates among those arrested in protest
March 27, 2003
Two Nobel Peace Prize winners, two bishops and Vietnam War activist Daniel Ellsberg were among those arrested Wednesday near the White House in antiwar protests. More than 100 demonstrators in Florida denounced President Bush during his trip to the state.
Art teacher wins district honor
March 27, 2003
Lawrence High School art teacher Pat Nemchock is going out with a flourish.
On the record
March 27, 2003
Doty services
March 27, 2003
Candlin services
March 27, 2003
Kenneth W. Keene
March 27, 2003
Smith signs deal with Cardinals
33-year-old NFL career rushing leader will start for Arizona
March 27, 2003
The NFL’s career rushing leader believes he still has some yards left in those 33-year-old legs. The Arizona Cardinals sure hope so.
Dyche Hall undergoes updates for lab space
March 27, 2003
Kansas University’s 101-year-old Dyche Hall is getting a facelift.
Goodell favors downtown historic status
City Commission candidate suggests designation would attract funding
March 27, 2003
Lawrence City Commission candidate Lynn Goodell on Wednesday said he favored pursuit of a National Register of Historic Places designation of downtown.
Federal court upholds natural gas tax refund
March 27, 2003
A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a challenge to the Kansas Corporation Commission’s 2001 order to use gas tax refunds to help low-income Kansans pay their heating bills.
County commissioners plan road improvements
March 27, 2003
Douglas County commissioners Wednesday night selected three road and bridge projects for placement on a five-year priority list.
Threes key in Sweet 16 clash
KU vows to defend Blue Devils’ outside game
March 27, 2003
Duke often embraces the three-point shot. However … “I don’t think Duke is married to the three-point shot,” Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams said of the Blue Devils (26-6), who are expected to unleash a barrage of threes in tonight’s NCAA West Regional semifinal matchup against KU (27-7).
Krzyzewski loves KU’s Collison
Duke coach says Jayhawk a ‘beautiful player’
March 27, 2003
Nick Collison has been described by many opposing coaches in many different ways, yet rarely, if at all, has anyone used the name of Kansas University’s senior basketball standout in the same sentence with the B-word. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski did Wednesday.
Our town sports
March 27, 2003
City Pin Winners: Nancy Payne and Dixie Greeno each shot 666 to share the singles title at last month’s Lawrence Women’s Bowling Assn. tournament. Pam Dunn and Jodi Lybarger combined for a 1,255 to win the doubles title. Brenda Burton won all-events with a 1,931. Watch Us Burn earned the team title with a 2,971. Team members were Jennifer Davids, Ann Neuschafer, Diane Kreider, Maria Burton and Patty Sexton.
Indians salvage split
March 27, 2003
Katie Renwick went 3-for-6 with four RBIs and was the winning pitcher in the nightcap as Haskell Indian Nations University split a college softball doubleheader with Oklahoma Wesleyan Wednesday at Haskell.
NBA briefs
March 27, 2003
¢ Tomjanovich takes leave for cancer treatment ¢ Pacers want Hardaway
Purdue signees highlight girls’ game
KU recruit Ervin scores eight in win
March 27, 2003
Close friends and future Purdue teammates, Katie Gearlds and Erin Lawless led the charge as the West beat the East, 92-72, Wednesday at the McDonald’s All-American High School girls basketball game.
Tar Heels lose; Red Raiders win
March 27, 2003
Drew Hall hit a tiebreaking three-pointer with 58.2 seconds left, and Mike Sweetney had 22 points and seven rebounds Wednesday night as Georgetown advanced to the NIT semifinals with a 79-74 victory over North Carolina.
6News video: Local man knows what American POWs are going through
March 27, 2003
Don Binns survived almost four years of his life in a Japanese prisoner of war camp during World War II.
6Sports video: Coaches K and W have history
March 27, 2003
Coach Williams is neither a friend nor enemy of Duke’s Coach Krzyzewski.
6News video: City commission candidate Lee Gerhard believes growth needs good planning
March 27, 2003
Gerhard wants a plan for growth that can adapt to changing opportunities and better neighborhood participation.
6News video: School board candidates and bond issue draw public
March 27, 2003
The candidates attended a forum to answer questions from voters, and a forum at Liberty Hall focused on the school bond issue.
First relief convoy arrives
March 27, 2003
The first sizable relief convoy rolled into Iraq on Wednesday bringing water, tuna, crackers and other food to Iraqis, some of whom cheered as they swarmed allied troops handing out supplies. “Eat, eat!” shouted an Iraqi boy of about 10, pointing to his mouth as the trucks lumbered past.
Road trips take Jayhawk faithful to Golden State
Traveling hoops fans follow team to Dallas, Oklahoma City, now Anaheim
March 27, 2003
After 17 years of piloting Roy Williams, Larry Brown and other big-time players in Kansas University athletics across the country on recruiting trips, Dennis Sooby figures he’s got some catching up to do on the road. So Sooby and his wife, Delores, packed up their Ford Windstar for this year’s NCAA Tournament — driving from Lawrence to Oklahoma City for the first and second rounds, then directly to Anaheim, Calif., for this week’s regionals.
U.S. opens north front
Forces braced for heavy combat near Baghdad
March 27, 2003
Army airborne forces parachuted into northern Iraq on Wednesday, seizing an airfield for a new front against Saddam Hussein. U.S. and British warplanes bombed an enemy convoy fleeing the besieged city of Basra in the south. One week into the war, the possibility of a major battle loomed within 100 miles of Baghdad as another convoy — this one made up of elite Republican Guard forces — moved in the direction of American troops aiming for Saddam’s seat of power.
Lawmakers attack sex class at KU
March 27, 2003
The state Senate on Wednesday jumped into the curriculum of a Kansas University human sexuality class, blasting the instruction of award-winning professor Dennis Dailey and passing an amendment aimed at possibly cutting funds to KU’s School of Social Welfare. State Sen. Susan Wagle, a Wichita Republican, said she had been investigating complaints from several students who alleged Dailey showed pornographic images during the course Human Sexuality in Everyday Life and made vulgar and inappropriate comments to female students.
Forum voices bond’s pros, cons
March 27, 2003
A former Lawrence school board president Wednesday said the district was blackmailing voters with an all-or-nothing $59 million school bond. “That’s a big mistake,” James Hilliard said during a televised bond forum at Liberty Hall sponsored by The World Company.
Road Trip’ teases film fans with trivia
Travel Channel visits movie locations
March 27, 2003
Hollywood may be the Mecca to young acting hopefuls, but it isn’t where the movies are made. Films are shot in places as far afield as Australia, Czechoslovakia or Podunk, USA.
Show explores teenage girls in pain
March 27, 2003
After years of “Survivor” and “The Mole” episodes, you’d be forgiven if you never wanted to watch another “video diary.” But the hackneyed “reality TV” staple is put to powerful use in the documentary “Cutters: Self Abuse” (7 p.m., Discovery Health).
Former senator from N.Y. dies
March 27, 2003
Former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a New York City shoeshine boy who became an iconoclastic scholar-politician and served four terms in the Senate, died Wednesday. He was 76. Moynihan’s death was announced on the Senate floor by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who two years ago was elected to the Senate seat Moynihan had held for 24 years.
Jayhawks have edge in veterans
Experience favored Duke in last game against Kansas
March 27, 2003
The last time Kansas University met Duke on the basketball court, the Blue Devils ended the Jayhawks’ season with a 69-64 victory in the second round of the 2000 NCAA Tournament at Winston-Salem, N.C.
Low-key approach
Kenseth quietly rising through NASCAR ranks
March 27, 2003
Mark Martin says the only thing separating protege Matt Kenseth from Dale Earnhardt Jr. as a NASCAR Winston Cup superstar is the Big Noise Theory.
Study: Silent strokes boost risk of Alzheimer’s
March 27, 2003
Symptomless, unnoticed strokes more than double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a large Dutch study that suggests many people could prevent the mind-robbing disorder by keeping their heart and blood vessels healthy.
Quash dissent!
March 27, 2003
Monarch butterflies expected in mid-April
March 27, 2003
The season’s first monarch butterflies could begin arriving in mid-April, according to Orley “Chip” Taylor, director of Kansas University’s Monarch Watch.
Chat with Lawrence city commission candidate Lynn Goodell
March 27, 2003
Briefly
March 27, 2003
¢ Marines open fire on bus along highway ¢ 2 Newsday journalists’ whereabouts unknown ¢ Foreign minister seeks delay on arms treaty ¢ Security no concern for NASCAR race
Hiring practices
March 27, 2003
Does an open interview process attract the best possible candidates for important Kansas University jobs? Years ago, Kansas University had a dean of men and a dean of women who, as the titles might suggest, were focused on how to make the university experience as successful and as enjoyable as possible for men and women students.
Ortiz says school closings bad for neighborhoods
March 27, 2003
Leonard Ortiz says he understands the financial crisis facing Lawrence schools. What he can’t figure out is how a proposed bond issue that calls for elementary school consolidation is a solution.
Scare tactics
March 27, 2003
Briefcase
March 27, 2003
¢ HealthSouth executive pleads guilty to fraud ¢ Reports signal struggles within U.S. economy ¢ WTO frowns upon U.S. steel tariffs ¢ J-W seeks comment on stock listings
Legal battles weigh on Total Fitness
Lawrence center notifies customers of possible closing
March 27, 2003
A host of legal battles likely will force Lawrence’s Total Fitness Athletic Center to close in the near future, the club’s owner said in a letter to members of the South Iowa Street health center. Marty Tuley, owner/operator of the center at 2339 Iowa, said a legal battle with the center’s former landlord and legal expenses related to a lawsuit filed by the Kansas attorney general on behalf of former members of the club had created financial difficulties for the business.
Highberger seeks growth that values city’s character
March 27, 2003
It’s never hard to spot Dennis “Boog” Highberger in the crowd, even in Lawrence. There’s the lavender car. And the three-wheeled, low-hanging bicycle. And the accordionists who played polka songs as he filed to run for Lawrence City Commission. And the nickname.
6News video: Candidates Sue Morgan and Lee Gerhard participate in online chats
March 27, 2003
Sue Morgan anwered questions about her own position on the bond issue; and Lee Gerhard commented on the 6th and Wakarusa Wal-Mart proposal.
Lewis R. Edwards
March 27, 2003
Commitment to freeing Iraq advances
March 27, 2003
Chat wrap with Gary Bedore and Frank Dascenzo
March 27, 2003
Welcome to our online chat with Gary Bedore and Frank Dascenzo. The chat took place Thursday, March 27, at 1 p.m. and is now closed, but you can read the full transcript on this page.
Friend and neighbors
March 27, 2003
Bush, Blair confer on strategy for rebuilding postwar Iraq
British leader will also discuss concerns at U.N.
March 27, 2003
A week into the war with Iraq, British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday flew across the Atlantic to confer with President Bush on military strategy, the urgent demand for relief aid for the Iraqis and the long-term reconstruction of their country.
Vet has unique perspective on POWs
March 27, 2003
When Lawrence resident Don Binns sees pictures of American soldiers taken captive as prisoners of war in Iraq, he cringes. He can’t help but see himself in their faces. “I sympathize with them because I went through the same experience, and it was pretty gruesome … pretty gruesome,” Binns said.
Tuition concern
March 27, 2003
Daily ticker
March 27, 2003
Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence
March 27, 2003
The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.55 a gallon at Dillons, 3000 W. Sixth St. If you find a lower price, call us at 832-7154. Leave the business address and price.
Woodling: NCAA shtick helps Williams steal show from Coach K
March 27, 2003
Too bad they didn’t have a laugh meter registering the decibels during Wednesday’s coaches’ press conferences at the NCAA West Regional. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski was cracking ‘em up, and Kansas University’s Roy Williams had ‘em rolling in the aisles during their scheduled interview sessions at the Arrowhead Pond.
James has ball at prep all-star game
Likely No. 1 NBA pick snares MVP award after scoring 27 points in East’s 122-107 victory over West
March 27, 2003
LeBron James was content simply to be a high school All-Star Wednesday night.
Irish understand underdog role
March 27, 2003
Notre Dame coach Mike Brey was in town only a few minutes before he was put in his place.
Badgers will try to solve Kentucky
March 27, 2003
No need for the Wisconsin Badgers to board a plane. They just jumped on the bus for a four-hour trip to the Metrodome, a cramped but relaxing ride featuring non-stop chatter.
Horoscopes
March 27, 2003
State briefs
March 27, 2003
¢ Higher speeds nixed for buses, some roads ¢ Court to review process for county treasurer ¢ Mayor’s wife enters race as write-in candidate
State briefs
March 27, 2003
¢ War coverage delays KPR spring fund-raiser ¢ Potawatomi council objects to SLT plans ¢ Reward offered to find probation violator ¢ Sesquicentennial panel mails debate application
Irish once again making waves
March 27, 2003
Oh, those plucky Irish. Notre Dame is at it again in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament.
Active dialogue
March 27, 2003
Care crisis?
March 27, 2003
Sandstorm adds layer of misery to war
March 27, 2003
A monster sandstorm trapped coalition troops Wednesday in a howling, burnt-sienna world of smacking winds and blistering sand, which penetrated goggles, biochemical suits, boots and even underwear.
N. Korea cuts off communication
March 27, 2003
North Korea on Wednesday cut off the sole regular military contact with the U.S.-led U.N. Command that monitors the Korean War armistice, saying it was “meaningless” to sit with the Americans. The move will further isolate the North amid heightened tension over its suspected nuclear weapons programs.
Question of the day
March 27, 2003
Briefly
March 27, 2003
¢ Short-range missiles tested ¢ Former Peruvian leader on Interpol most-wanted list ¢ Police recover body of missing college student ¢ Girl missing since 1999 found
Royals finalize opening-day roster
March 27, 2003
Left-handed pitchers Rick DeHart and Scott Mullen were among four players cut Wednesday as the Kansas City Royals finalized their 25-man opening-day roster.
UK at home in dome
Wildcats played in Metrodome en route to ‘96 title
March 27, 2003
The Metrodome brings back sweet memories for Kentucky.
People
March 27, 2003
¢ Antiwar hockey fans update Wayne Gretzky statue ¢ R.E.M. offers newest antiwar song ¢ Flu scare won’t stop Stones tour ¢ Maybe the Stones will fill in
Plight of reserve troops demands attention
March 27, 2003
Rep. Mark Kirk, a second-term Illinois Republican, is also a lieutenant commander in the Naval Reserve, one of the handful of legislators who served on active duty during the first Gulf War. Even in elective office, Kirk continues to pull 12-hour shifts one weekend a month at the Alert Center in the Pentagon, monitoring intelligence reports from the Middle East and parts of Asia.
A better way
March 27, 2003
Sears may sell credit card division
March 27, 2003
Sears, Roebuck and Co. said Wednesday it is considering selling its credit card division, considered one of the top customer databases in the retail industry with about 25 million active accounts.
Kansas troops continue to mobilize
March 27, 2003
The number of Kansas members of national guard and reserve units that have been mobilized increased by 52, or about 2 percent, during the week ended Wednesday, according to data from the U.S. Department of Defense. The new total from Kansas units was 2,546.
Shaq stifles Yao, Rockets
O’Neal’s 39 points help Lakers triumph, 96-93
March 27, 2003
Shaquille O’Neal is satisfied that his self-proclaimed title is still intact.
Williams: UCLA no distraction
Kansas coach dismisses Bruins rumors — again
March 27, 2003
Even in California, Roy Williams wasn’t worried about persistent rumors linking him to the coaching job at UCLA.
Notes from the Road: KU seniors nix trip to Disneyland
March 27, 2003
Don’t go looking for Nick Collison, Keith Langford or any other Kansas University basketball player in the Magic Kingdom this week.
Hoglund Brain Imaging Center dedicated
March 27, 2003
Jeff Lewine can’t wait to start using the equipment at the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center.
Pitt poses tough test for Wade, Marquette
March 27, 2003
Dwyane Wade’s ability to focus might be the best of all his attributes.
A-Rod returns; Phillies’ tempers flare
March 27, 2003
Alex Rodriguez looked perfectly healthy in his first game back for the Texas Rangers.
Collison to open on … Jones?
March 27, 2003
There will be one glaring mismatch on the floor tonight when Kansas University’s Nick Collison opens defensively on Duke’s Dahntay Jones.
City loaded this season
Lions, Firebirds return plethora of Sunflower League champs
March 27, 2003
With 107 boys and girls on Lawrence High’s track and field roster, there will be plenty of unfamiliar faces early in the season.
6Sports video: Kansas, Duke clash in NCAA tournament once again
March 27, 2003
The Jayhawks have faced Duke many times over the years and only beat them once, in 1988.
6Sports video: Future Jayhawks play in McDonald’s All-American game
March 27, 2003
KU signees J.R. Giddens and David Padgett were at the game. Giddens had a standout night during the game; Padgett did not play due to an injured knee.