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Sebelius, other governors, want probe of gasoline price increases
April 7, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 3:55 p.m.) PHOENIX - Ten Democratic governors, including Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Missouri Gov. Bob Holden, sent a letter Wednesday to President Bush asking federal authorities to investigate the cause of the recent spike in gasoline prices.
City commission moves forward on fire station
April 7, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 12:31 p.m.) The Lawrence City Commission agreed this morning to proceed with construction of a fifth fire station for the city. Fire officials have long said a fifth station is needed to keep up with Lawrence’s growth. The city’s last additional fire station was built in 1982.
People
April 7, 2004
¢ Times a-changin’ for Dylan ¢ Miss USA to become Mrs. ¢ Love loses argument ¢ People’s greatest hits
Briefly
April 7, 2004
¢ Agreement reached in lottery scam case ¢ Study: Frequent sex not prostate risk ¢ Kenneth Starr named Pepperdine law dean ¢ Governor wants to allow illegal aliens to drive ¢ Police crack down on Oxycontin dealers ¢ Voters deciding fate of proposed Wal-Mart
Briefly
April 7, 2004
¢ Amtrak train derails ¢ Eight militants sentenced in U.S. diplomat’s murder ¢ Flooding death toll rises ¢ President ousted from office
Daily ticker
April 7, 2004
Riverfront owners seek library decision
Real estate agent says interest increasing in downtown property
April 7, 2004
A proposal to move the Lawrence Public Library into vacant space at the Riverfront Plaza in downtown Lawrence may be nearing its final chapter.
Curious news
April 7, 2004
Mistaken mistrial’ reason for Tyco letter
Author reportedly wrote Juror 4 to complain about ruling that hadn’t happened
April 7, 2004
The author of a letter that contributed to the mistrial in the Tyco case told police he thought a mistrial already had been declared when he wrote it, a police official told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
T-Mobile to move, add 100 jobs in Lenexa
April 7, 2004
T-Mobile USA Inc., the nation’s fifth-largest wireless telephone carrier, is expanding its Lenexa service call center, moving it to a new facility and hiring about 100 employees.
Commodities
April 7, 2004
Important search
Finding the best possible person to become the new director of the Dole Institute of Politics is a big responsibility.
April 7, 2004
A recent Journal-World story reported that work is beginning to fill the vacancy created by the departure of Richard Norton Smith as director of the Dole Institute of Politics. Under Smith’s leadership and vision, there was every reason to believe the Dole Institute would become known throughout the country, as well as around the world, as one of the most important centers for serious study of major national and international issues.
Iraq peace will require U.S. commitment
April 7, 2004
After last week’s murder of four American civilian contractors in Fallujah, U.S. leadership in Baghdad promised that the response against that city would be “precise” and “overwhelming.” But precisely who is to be overwhelmed, and what will be the metric of success at overwhelming? How many troops will it take to find those involved in the killing of the contractors? And on the basis of what intelligence?
Jail services
April 7, 2004
Genetic survival
April 7, 2004
An inspiration
April 7, 2004
Expect more of black men
April 7, 2004
I’m not here to beat up on the old guy. Yes, he offended many people. But slapping him around would be beside the point.
Clinton revisits Rwanda
April 7, 2004
This month marks 10 years since the advent of the Rwandan genocide, a cruel, violent and well-organized rampage that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children and the total disruption of Rwandan society. Over the past decade, scholars and advocates have rightly reflected on the reasons that the international community and nations in Africa must share the responsibility for this tragedy. As I said during my trip to Rwanda in 1998, “We did not act quickly enough after the killing began. We should not have allowed the refugee camps to become safe haven for the killers. We did not immediately call these crimes by their rightful name: genocide.”
Beef kebabs make quick meal
April 7, 2004
A recipe using boneless top sirloin steak is always worth checking out.
Cooking tips for asparagus
April 7, 2004
Generally, a pound of asparagus has 12 to 15 spears and serves 2 to 4 people. Trim about 1 inch from the butt ends, and cook asparagus until barely fork tender (tender crisp). Do not overcook; asparagus will absorb water and break down.
Wrap wins peanut butter contest
April 7, 2004
Jessica Delaney, an 11-year-old from Princeton, N.J., already shows a creative edge in the kitchen. She recently received top honors in the second annual “Jif’s Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest for Kids.”
Navratilova loses in singles return
Tennis legend falls at Bausch & Lomb Championships
April 7, 2004
Martina Navratilova lost her first singles appearance in the United States in more than 10 years, falling to Milagros Sequera, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, Tuesday at the Bausch & Lomb Championships.
LHS settles for split with O-Northwest
Lions win opener, fall in nightcap
April 7, 2004
A first-game win in its season-opening doubleheader might not have helped Lawrence High’s softball team Tuesday at Holcom Sports Complex.
FSHS takes nightcap, falls in opener
April 7, 2004
Ashley Wagner pitched a four-hit shutout, and Brooke Abney doubled home Chloe Hall in the seventh inning to give Free State a 1-0 victory over Olathe South on Tuesday in the second game of a high school softball doubleheader.
Free State dominates home triangular
April 7, 2004
Free State High girls swimming coach Jama Crady downplayed her squad’s performance at a home triangular meet Tuesday with Lawrence High and Shawnee Mission Northwest.
Big O-North inning dooms Firebirds, 6-4
April 7, 2004
A six-run third inning doomed Free State High into its first Sunflower League loss of the season Tuesday.
Topeka Cair Paravel trips Seabury soccer
April 7, 2004
Cair Paravel downed Seabury Academy, 4-0, in high school girls soccer Wednesday.
Lancers stop Lions
April 7, 2004
A balk by Shawnee Mission East pitcher Brett Harrop advanced home the tying run for Lawrence High in the fifth inning Tuesday.
Uprising spreads; 12 Marines killed
Three-day toll: 32 coalition troops; 120 Iraqis
April 7, 2004
Anti-American violence intensified across Iraq on Tuesday, spreading to previously quiet areas of the country and leaving a dozen Marines dead in one clash.
Sebelius wants more ‘treasure’ on display
Trust formed to open areas of Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
April 7, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday presented a new plan to provide better public access to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, a natural jewel that for many Kansans has been locked behind fences and a wall of suspicion.
Suspect disputes notion shooting was unprovoked
April 7, 2004
Lafayette Damon Ester Cosby spoke up at his first court appearance Tuesday to challenge a prosecutor’s claim that the shooting death he’s charged with was unprovoked. “This was a completely unprovoked act of violence,” Dist. Atty. Christine Kenney told Judge Pro Tem Peggy Kittel in Douglas County District Court.
Mother of 1997 stabbing victim ‘totally shocked’ that son’s killer is suspect in Sunday slaying
April 7, 2004
Arnell Walker was stunned Monday when she heard that the man acquitted in her son’s death six and a half years ago was a suspect in a weekend shooting at a Lawrence apartment complex. “I pray that this information is wrong,” Walker recalled telling a friend.
Funding cut for low-income students
Title I federal money reduced 8.5% in Lawrence
April 7, 2004
The federal government is poised to cut $4.4 million in funds for poor Kansas children even as the number of such children is skyrocketing. The decrease in Title I funds, designed to provide extra reading and math instruction to schools in poor areas, reflects new population data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Kansas is one of 11 states that will see decreases next school year, according to preliminary figures.
Hacker accesses KU files
Student records opened from pharmacy at Watkins Health Center
April 7, 2004
Personal information of thousands of Kansas University students, faculty and staff may have been taken by a computer hacker last week, KU officials said Tuesday. KU officials notified the FBI on Friday that a hacker had breached the security system of a server at the Watkins Health Center pharmacy, which contained information on every patient receiving a prescription at KU from July 1994 to Jan. 26 of this year.
KU assured that cadavers were used appropriately
Investigation launched after Tulane reports
April 7, 2004
Officials at three offshore medical schools are giving assurances that the human cadavers they received last year from Kansas University were used for ethical purposes, even though they were transported there by a controversial middleman.
Area briefs
April 7, 2004
¢ Democratic convention delegates selected ¢ Carjacking defendant sentenced to 14 years ¢ Meteorologists featured on ‘River City Weekly’ ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
PBS attempts to lift shroud of mystery
April 7, 2004
Liev Schreiber narrates “Science of the Shroud” on “Secrets of the Dead” (7 p.m., PBS, check local listings), an examination of the controversial origins of the Shroud of Turin. For centuries, the faithful have believed that this relic contains the bloodstains and very image of Jesus Christ. Less than 10 years ago, scientists, using carbon dating and other methods, categorically proved that the shroud was a product of medieval times and not from the first century of the Christian era. “Science” offers new theories that rebuke the earlier findings and that may date the shroud to a time closer to the time of Christ. Yet another skeptic emerges to theorize that the shroud may reflect the efforts of a medieval alchemist and may also be an early example of photography. Fascinating stuff.
Lecompton council election ends in tie for final seat
April 7, 2004
Voters Tuesday decided the outcome in two City Council seats, but there was a tie for the third seat.
Basehor voters reject library plan
$3.79 million bond issue fails; director vows to try again
April 7, 2004
Basehor-area residents shelved plans for a new library Tuesday by rejecting a proposed $3.79 million bond issue.
Local briefs
April 7, 2004
¢ KU grad among year’s Pulitzer Prize winners ¢ Perry-Lecompton sets kindergarten screenings ¢ KU alumnus to lead Florida law school
California considers french fry warning
April 7, 2004
Golden, greasy and oh-so good, french fries are the guilty staple of the American diet. But in California, a strict right-to-know law could soon force fast-food restaurants to tell customers that the ubiquitous fries may pack something worse than fat and cholesterol: a potential carcinogen.
Robert Tyrone Martin
April 7, 2004
Harriett L. Rhodes
April 7, 2004
Jones services
April 7, 2004
Madeline Swanson Hoover
April 7, 2004
City Commission selects new mayor
April 7, 2004
Mike Rundle became Lawrence mayor Tuesday night, selected by his City Commission colleagues without a hint of the controversy that dogged his previous attempts to attain the post.
HOK to build KU’s hall
April 7, 2004
Kansas City architectural firm HOK has landed the contract for construction of the hall of athletics to be built outside Allen Fieldhouse.
Schilling wins Sox debut
Boston tops Orioles to avoid first 0-2 start since ‘96
April 7, 2004
Pitching in the World Series and dozens of other important games couldn’t prevent Curt Schilling from feeling jittery as he prepared for his first start with the Boston Red Sox.
Government workers face new drug tests
Proposal calls for testing hair, saliva, sweat
April 7, 2004
The hair, saliva and sweat of federal workers could be tested for drug use under a new government policy proposed Tuesday that eventually would set a standard for private companies.
State briefs
April 7, 2004
¢ Prison sentence upheld in drug diluting case ¢ Plane makes emergency landing on busy street ¢ Suspect pleads guilty to statutory rape
Military seeks to ease environmental laws
April 7, 2004
The Defense Department wants the government to ease environmental laws to avoid costly cleanups of military ranges and give states more time to handle air pollution from training exercises.
Investigator quits probe of royalties owed to Indians
April 7, 2004
A court-appointed investigator has resigned from his job probing the federal government’s management of hundreds of millions of dollars owed American Indians, and he charged that the Department of Interior blocked his work in order to conceal its deals to enrich energy companies and cheat tribes.
Rumsfeld vows to send more troops if needed
April 7, 2004
If violence in Iraq gets worse, U.S. military commanders will get the troops they need to deal with it, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday.
Suspect indicted on fraud charges
April 7, 2004
An Overland Park, Kan., man who portrayed himself as a rich businessman and successful investor has been indicted on federal charges of wire fraud and transporting stolen securities.
State tax collections signal economic stability
New numbers encourage lawmakers
April 7, 2004
Key legislators said Tuesday they were heartened by a new report on state revenue collections, pointing to indications that the Kansas economy is stable. In the first nine months of the current fiscal year, which began July 1, 2003, general revenue totaled $3.18 billion — just $5.7 million less than the state’s economic forecasters had predicted last November, according to the report issued Monday.
Nader calls for Bush to be impeached over Iraq war
April 7, 2004
Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader called Tuesday for President Bush to be impeached for “deceiving the American people night after night after night” about U.S. involvement in Iraq.
Book suggests president’s father opposed invasion
April 7, 2004
A new book on the Bush political dynasty claims former President George H.W. Bush opposed last year’s invasion of Iraq.
UConn’s success pleases Perkins
April 7, 2004
Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins, who worked for 13 years at Connecticut before taking over at KU last summer, is thrilled for players and coaches at his former school.
Wooding: Al Bohl’s driveway: a year later
April 7, 2004
Contemporary days of infamy usually start with Dec. 7, 1941, include Nov. 22, 1963 and conclude with Sept. 11, 2001. I’ll never forget April 8, 2003, either, although that date contained no catastrophic events.
Price, Jayhawks hoping to climb into WSU’s echelon
April 7, 2004
Stuck in a four-game losing skid, Kansas University’s baseball team would love to bust out by toppling in-state rival and nationally ranked Wichita State.
Ex-skipper Bamberger dies
April 7, 2004
George Bamberger, a former major league pitcher who became a coach and managed Milwaukee’s “Bambi’s Bombers” teams in the late 1970s, died of cancer. He was 78.
Only thing different about Maddux is uniform
Ex-Atlanta ace to pitch tonight in return to Cubs
April 7, 2004
The jersey fits Greg Maddux perfectly. There’s nothing jarring about seeing him in Cubs blue, his name arched above the No. 31 on the flip side. They go together so perfectly that the jersey almost seems like a part of him.
Milwaukee steals show
Bucks’ win ruins return of Kidd, Martin to Nets
April 7, 2004
In some ways, both the Milwaukee Bucks and New Jersey Nets won Tuesday night. While the Bucks beat New Jersey, 103-98, to move closer to home-court advantage for the first round of the playoffs, the Nets were just as happy knowing All-Stars Jason Kidd and Kenyon Martin should be ready for the postseason after being sidelined for weeks.
KU softball squad taking on Missouri
April 7, 2004
Two Big 12 Conference softball teams riding crests of momentum will clash tonight in Columbia, Mo.
Rwanda marks 10th anniversary of genocide
April 7, 2004
Survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda on Wednesday buried the remains of hundreds of victims recovered from pit-latrines and mass graves to mark the 10th anniversary of the government-orchestrated slaughter that left more than 500,000 people dead.
Players flock for alumni game
KU hoping about 100 former Jayhawks will attend
April 7, 2004
All-American quarterback Bobby Douglass will find out how far he can still throw a football, and kickers Bucky Scribner and Dan Eichloff will see how much leg they have left April 18 when Kansas University stages its first alumni game prior to the Jayhawks’ spring scrimmage.
Choi a hit as Marlins begin defense
Newcomer helps World Series champion Florida turn back Expos
April 7, 2004
In a lineup with seven players who started the final game of the World Series, Florida Marlins newcomer Hee Seop Choi provided the biggest hits.
Education official says tax cuts added to school-funding woes
April 7, 2004
Tax cuts during the 1990s are responsible for the school-funding crisis the state is facing this legislative session, the Kansas deputy commissioner of education said during a discussion Tuesday in Lawrence. The state would have collected more than $920 million this year if tax rates were at the same level as they were in 1995.
ACLU challenges federal ‘no-fly’ list
April 7, 2004
The Bush administration’s “no-fly” list of terrorism suspects, used to screen passengers on the nation’s airlines, has snared hundreds of innocent travelers and violated their civil rights, a lawsuit filed Tuesday contends.
On the record
April 7, 2004
Kits claim to help parents choose baby’s sex
April 7, 2004
Boy or girl? Now you can pick the sex of your baby in the privacy of your own home. Or so the Internet sellers of sex-selection kits would have you believe.
City Hall report
Weekly review of city government
April 7, 2004
¢ Economic development ¢ Election watch ¢ Landlord limbo ¢ Alternative fuels ¢ New fire station ¢ Schedule
Huskies hold off Vols for hoops title sweep
April 7, 2004
As far as Connecticut fans are concerned, as well as millions of other basketball followers, “dynasty” is spelled “T-A-U-R-A-S-I.”
LHS finally on top
Lions trip Free State for first time since 1998
April 7, 2004
It took the Lawrence High girls soccer team a few years to finally clear the city showdown hump. But sometimes, that makes winning even sweeter.
Commentary: Wrong moves wreck Guillen’s debut
April 7, 2004
Like a Venezuelan version of Don Zimmer, Ozzie Guillen says he will manage by the seat of his pants.
Steps to help cut sodium intake
April 7, 2004
In February, a panel of experts from the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board released its report on the need for water, salt and potassium. The new guidelines make it clear that the average American is consuming too much salt. This report sets a toxic upper limit for sodium as 2,300 milligrams. For young adults, new guidelines state that 1,500 milligrams of sodium is an adequate intake and discourages even young, healthy Americans from consuming more than this amount.
Stuffed pasta is low in fat
April 7, 2004
These seafood-stuffed pasta shells have a mouthwatering appearance, and they’d make a great party dish — the recipe makes enough for 10 main-dish servings. The jumbo shells are easy to serve and easy to eat, filled with shrimp and scrod, topped with seasoned bread crumbs.
Cooked ham gives flavor to simple spring dishes
April 7, 2004
It’s spring, and it’s appealing to turn to fresher fare — a little lighter in approach, food to tickle the taste buds, to make the most of seasonal items.
Grimshaw ‘experiment’ ends
Artist’s downtown collective/gallery disbanding after 14 months
April 7, 2004
Like communism, the Grimshaw Gallery seemed a great idea. Its manifesto: Take a dozen or more struggling artists, throw them into one of Lawrence’s most storied downtown spaces, pool their money to pay rent, let them share wisdom and paint jars, and give them a space to sell their art. Also like Communism, the Grimshaw Gallery worked better in theory.
Audiences fired up by ‘Apprentice’
April 7, 2004
While other American CEOs make headlines with layoffs and legal woes, Donald Trump is reveling in the spectacular success of “The Apprentice.”
Briefcase
April 7, 2004
¢ Company seeks buyer for Eddie Bauer chain ¢ Sprint hits two-year high ¢ Boeing picks builder for new 7E7 engines ¢ Alcoa earnings rise
Digging for advice on garden tools
April 7, 2004
One of my least favorite gardening chores is thinning out the seedlings. It always pains me to uproot a perfectly good plant to make room for the select few.
Horoscopes
April 7, 2004
Visa requirements
April 7, 2004
Sweet ideas for holiday baskets
Lawrence candy stores offer variety of fillings
April 7, 2004
Easter baskets aren’t just for children anymore. They’re for anyone who wants to celebrate the spring holiday with the taste of chocolate or other sweets. And, increasingly, adults are getting in on the tradition.
Comedy team shares favorite recipes
April 7, 2004
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Comedy Cooks! A Funny Thing Happens On the Way To The Kitchen.”
Smoking restrictions gain city support
Majority of commission backs prohibition
April 7, 2004
A majority of Lawrence city commissioners now favors restrictions on smoking in bars and restaurants. As recently as last week, Mike Rundle had proclaimed himself undecided on the issue. On Tuesday, though —the day he was elected mayor by his fellow commissioners — Rundle said he favored a ban to protect workers from secondhand smoke.
GOP eyes American Indian vote in S.D.
April 7, 2004
Bruce Whalen is trying to persuade people around the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to do something they just don’t do: vote Republican.