Archive for Saturday, April 10, 2004

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Briefly
April 10, 2004
¢ Uzbek terrorists trained by al-Qaida, official says ¢ Cheney to promote reactor sales to China ¢ France on threat alert, interior minister says ¢ FDA warns of lead in Mexican candy
Around and about
April 10, 2004
Nine killed in fighting between rebel factions
April 10, 2004
Mainstream Tamil Tiger guerrillas advanced on a heavily armed breakaway faction Friday in a vicious gun and mortar battle that killed at least nine people, wounded 20 and imperiled Sri Lanka’s fragile 2-year-old cease-fire.
Take a good look
April 10, 2004
Take full advantage of the glistening spring scenery all around us. Look around. A lot. Quickly. Don’t miss it all. It’s another glorious spring breakout for growing things in the Lawrence area, and we can only hope everyone takes advantage of the visual treats being provided by nature.
U.S. must quit digging deficit hole
April 10, 2004
Even the wonks in Washington find their eyes glazing over when the topic is congressional budget procedures, so there is no shame for citizens who want to be spared the details of that particular form of legislative sausage-making. Nonetheless, Congress faces an important decision when it returns after Easter about the rules by which it will make future tax and spending decisions.
Adult choice
April 10, 2004
Good impression
April 10, 2004
Better targets
April 10, 2004
Dissenting view
April 10, 2004
Poll reveals growing fears about Iraq
April 10, 2004
President Bush has spent about $40 million in campaign ads in recent weeks aimed at defeating Democrat John Kerry, but the president has problems of his own: growing doubts about Iraq and worries about the economy.
Music sales continue turnaround
Improvements follow big dropoffs since 2000
April 10, 2004
Online file-sharing and other digital piracy persist, but a gradual turnaround in U.S. music sales that began last fall picked up in the first quarter of this year, resulting in the industry’s best domestic sales in years.
SNL’ stays live with Jackson
April 10, 2004
Viewers are used to watching “Saturday Night Live” aired live. Live, as in as it happens, not five or seven seconds later, once the censors say it’s safe for broadcast.
Former media mogul to open restaurant near Kansas Speedway
April 10, 2004
A bison-themed restaurant co-owned by former media giant Ted Turner is among three new businesses slated for the Village West retail development in western Kansas City, Kan.
Truex sets record, loses pole
Practice crash sends Busch driver to back of field at Nashville
April 10, 2004
Martin Truex shattered the Nashville Superspeedway track record with a lap of 166.515 mph Friday, then earned a trip to the back of the 43-car field by crashing in practice.
Celebration of freedom
Passover Seders designed to retell ancient story
April 10, 2004
Millions of Jews around the world, as well as many Jews in Lawrence, gathered with friends and family around the dinner table Monday and Tuesday to have Passover Seders — special meals designed to retell the ancient story of Moses, a hard-hearted Egyptian pharoah and the Jewish people’s overcoming of hundreds of years of oppression.
Churches plan Easter celebrations
April 10, 2004
Several Lawrence churches have Easter services planned for Sunday. Here’s a roundup of the church’s Easter activities.
Fort Riley-based unit among those facing three more months in Iraq
April 10, 2004
Soldiers with the 1st Armored Division, who had expected to return home in the coming weeks, were told to prepare to remain in Iraq for up to three months during this period of heightened violence, U.S. officials said Friday.
Quick U.S. departure could damage war on terrorism
April 10, 2004
Bad as things are in Iraq, a quick U.S. departure would make them worse — encourage terrorists, set the stage for civil war, send oil prices spiraling and ruin U.S. credibility throughout the Middle East.
Minority students protest K-State student newspaper
April 10, 2004
A group representing black students at Kansas State University wants the school’s newspaper adviser fired because the paper has failed to cover issues important to black students.
Hundreds mourn slain paramedics
April 10, 2004
Ambulances, fire engines and other vehicles carrying emergency medical workers from around the country made up a funeral procession Thursday after the service for a paramedic and emergency medical technician shot to death last weekend.
Hutchinson businesses get $5.25M in damages
April 10, 2004
A judge Thursday assessed $5.25 million in punitive damages against a Hutchinson gas field operator for a 2001 explosion that engulfed parts of downtown.
Anniversaries
April 10, 2004
Club news
April 10, 2004
FCE and 4-H news
April 10, 2004
Kansas meatpacker threatens to sue USDA
Consumer groups disappointed about government’s decision to block testing for mad cow disease
April 10, 2004
A small meatpacking company warned Friday it may sue the Agriculture Department to obtain permission to test every animal at its slaughterhouse for mad cow disease.
Police take former Enron CEO to hospital
April 10, 2004
Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling was taken to a hospital early Friday after several people called police saying he was pulling on their clothes and accusing them of being FBI agents, a police source familiar with the incident said.
Briefcase
April 10, 2004
¢ IRS to scrutinize returns of executives ¢ Firm seeks ouster of Buffett from Coke ¢ DuPont to cut 2,500 ¢ Financial markets closed
Electronic filing hits record highs, IRS says
April 10, 2004
Taxpayers have been filing electronic tax returns in record numbers, the Internal Revenue Service reported one week before the April 15 filing deadline.
Five former Jayhawks will be honored by KU
April 10, 2004
Five more retired jerseys are expected to go up in Allen Fieldhouse next season. KU athletic director Lew Perkins reportedly has approved the addition of Bill Bridges, Walter Wesley, Dave Robisch, Bud Stallworth and Darnell Valentine.
Pope leads Good Friday prayers
April 10, 2004
Braving the chill of a rainy night, Pope John Paul II led prayers at the traditional Way of the Cross procession on Good Friday at the Colosseum as thousands of faithful turned out despite concerns about security.
Benefit concerts set for LINK, Jubilee Cafe
April 10, 2004
Back-to-back musical fund-raisers later this month will raise money to feed the city’s poor and homeless.
Spring colors flourish in CornerBank painting exhibit
April 10, 2004
Enjoying the colors of the season? A new painting exhibition at CornerBank is loaded with the hues of spring. Featuring Lawrence artists Jewell Willhite and Clark Fulton, the show remains on view through May 29 at the bank, 4621 W. Sixth St.
Kid shares spotlight with King
Rose leads after two rounds of Masters, but Palmer’s final round story of day
April 10, 2004
Center stage at the Masters now belongs to the kid, not the King. With a handsome tan and that knowing wink, Arnold Palmer took one final trip around Augusta National as everyone from Jack Nicklaus to Average Joe celebrated his 50 years of memories — the Sunday charges, the four green jackets, his army of fans.
A&M ambushes Kansas
Price ‘disappointed’ in Jayhawks’ lack of effort
April 10, 2004
This certainly wasn’t how Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price envisioned his squad responding after pummeling No. 10 Wichita State on Wednesday.
Hinrichs to shift roles
April 10, 2004
Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins is expected to announce soon the creation of a new administrative position and fill it with Jay Hinrichs, current director of the Williams Fund.
Ottawa Marine killed in Iraq
21-year-old lance corporal hit by shrapnel in Al-Anbar province
April 10, 2004
For the two tours of duty of their son’s deployment in Iraq, Candy and Scott Wasser told friends that it was a good day when a Marine chaplain didn’t come walking down the sidewalk. Thursday night, he came.
Summer repairs to close streets again
April 10, 2004
It won’t be like it was five years ago, city officials promise. But some downtown business owners are casting a wary eye at work planned for this spring and summer to replace decades-old water lines under downtown streets. They remember too well the disruption caused in 1999, when a massive sewer replacement project closed Ninth Street and split downtown with open trenches for much of the summer.
Taxpayer watchdog mindful of Lawrence ‘pork’
Funding for airport, bus service make dubious list
April 10, 2004
The Lawrence Municipal Airport is a contributor to the $7 trillion national debt. So are Kansas University, the Murphy-Bromelsick House, the T, and the Kansas Department of Transportation — at least according to Citizens Against Government Waste, a critic of federal government spending.
Billie A. Ward
April 10, 2004
Gail Dorothy Miller
April 10, 2004
Verneta Nadine Skwarlo
April 10, 2004
Sebelius says she has no interest in VP slot
April 10, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius keeps popping up on lists of potential running mates for Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, but Sebelius said again Friday she was not interested.
6 schools still fail to meet ADA standards
April 10, 2004
Six Lawrence elementary schools fail to meet standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to a new report submitted to the school district. The Lawrence school board on Monday is expected to approve a list of improvements totaling $150,000 to get the buildings up to code.
Kidd, Martin out for Nets vs. Pacers
April 10, 2004
New Jersey Nets coach Lawrence Frank rested Jason Kidd and Kenyon Martin on Friday against the Indiana Pacers.
Lawrence briefs
April 10, 2004
¢ Topekan injured in K-10 hit-and-run ¢ Hearings on T changes scheduled today ¢ Bioscience Act’s author to speak in Lawrence
On the record
April 10, 2004
Bush briefing included al-Qaida plot
Sources: Document cited bin Laden’s plans to attack in U.S.
April 10, 2004
President Bush’s August 2001 briefing on terrorism threats, described largely as a historical document, included information from three months earlier that al-Qaida was trying to send operatives into the United States for an explosives attack, according to several people who have seen the memo. The so-called presidential daily briefing, or PDB, delivered to Bush on Aug. 6, 2001 — a month before the Sept. 11 attacks — said there were various reports that Osama bin Laden had wanted to strike inside the United States as early as 1997 and continuing into the spring of 2001, the sources told The Associated Press.
Carb info coming to liquor, wine bottles
April 10, 2004
Consumers counting carbohydrates and calories soon may see that information on the labels of their favorite rum, scotch and other liquors. While it’s up to the individual company to decide whether to provide such information, Peter Cressy, president of the Distilled Sprits Council, said Friday that he expected consumers to start seeing labels containing carb and calorie information on some liquor products within a few months.
A year after the capture of Baghdad, some still live in fear
April 10, 2004
At 2 p.m. on April 9, 2003, Razak Abdu Zahra limped from his small apartment to the curb and wept with joy as U.S. tanks clattered into Firdos Square, soon famously to topple a statue of Saddam Hussein.
Yankees give Torre extension for three years, $19.2 million
April 10, 2004
Manager Joe Torre and the New York Yankees agreed Friday to a $19.2 million, three-year contract extension through 2007, reaching the deal a season after his relationship with owner George Steinbrenner soured so much that it threw his future in doubt.
Rowing leads list of events on tap
KU baseball, softball, tennis also slated for this weekend
April 10, 2004
Kansas State swept five of six rowing events from Kansas in the Sunflower Showdown in November in Manhattan.
Kansas atop field at tourney
April 10, 2004
Kansas University’s men’s golf team finished 14-under par Friday to lead the 2004 Intercollegiate at the par-72 MacGregor Downs Country Club course.
People and places
April 10, 2004
Sharon pushes Gaza withdrawal vote
April 10, 2004
Israel’s ruling Likud Party will have its vote on a Gaza Strip withdrawal by late April, sooner than expected, officials said Friday, prompting complaints that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was rushing the referendum to stifle opposition. Israel TV reports said the vote on the plan would take place April 29.
Thousands flee Fallujah; Iraqi revolt continues
April 10, 2004
Thousands of women and children fled this war-ravaged city Friday as the U.S.-led coalition sought to regain large swaths of the country now under the control of anti-American militias while seeking to stave off a revolt from its handpicked governing council.
Paying respects
April 10, 2004
Keady not likely to retire after leaving Purdue
April 10, 2004
Who thinks Gene Keady is ready to retire? Who believes the veteran Purdue coach will put all the rocking chairs and reclining chairs and anything else he’s likely to receive during next year’s long goodbye to good use?
Briefly
April 10, 2004
¢ Picture in IRS form helps find missing child ¢ American Airlines admits data disclosure ¢ Six Flag worker struck, killed by roller coaster ¢ Tax news releases may be politicking
Briefly
April 10, 2004
¢ Gay groups applaud return of discrimination ban ¢ Lawyers reject judge’s offer to consult medical expert ¢ U.S. marshal defends erasure of Scalia speech recordings
Rockets return to playoffs
Houston earns first postseason berth in five years
April 10, 2004
The Rockets clinched a playoff berth for the first time in five years Friday night, but they don’t want this to be the high point of their season.
Pirates’ pleases on many levels
April 10, 2004
When you think of opera, do you think long Italian arias, little dialogue and few laughs? While that often may be the case, Thursday night’s performance of “The Pirates of Penzance” at the Lied Center was a pleasant exception.
Marcellus Montreal Lee Sr.
April 10, 2004
Horoscopes
April 10, 2004
People
April 10, 2004
¢ Buffett claims burger paradise ¢ Prince Harry out of Africa ¢ Charge it with Trump card
Vote canvass breaks Lecompton tie
Incumbent wins council seat with votes from four provisional ballots
April 10, 2004
Votes from the new city clerk and an outgoing council member helped give Ed Smith another two-year term on the Lecompton City Council.
Briefly
April 10, 2004
¢ Malnourished teen boy admitted to hospital ¢ Blast at Russian mine kills at least six ¢ $2.2 million seized from private lottery
News Center wins state recognition for preservation
April 10, 2004
A former post office building that now houses the news-gathering operations of the Journal-World, 6News and World Online has been selected to receive one of the state’s top historic preservation awards.
Engagements
April 10, 2004
Falkenstien turns 80
April 10, 2004
Max Falkenstien, who works with Bob Davis on the Jayhawk Radio Network to broadcast Kansas University football and men’s basketball games, celebrated his 80th birthday with a party Friday night at Lawrence Country Club.
Algeria’s president wins re-election in landslide
April 10, 2004
Algeria’s president, an ally in the U.S. war on terror, overwhelmingly won re-election in a vote his defeated rival said Friday was a “sham.”
Saturday night’s all right for … not much
April 10, 2004
It’s Saturday night. Do you know where your networks are? ABC, CBS and NBC continue to tiptoe away from the night that once showcased hit shows like “All in the Family,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Love Boat,” “Fantasy Island” and even “Who’s the Boss?”
Strip-search hoax creates headaches for restaurants
April 10, 2004
The caller to the Phoenix-area Taco Bell said he was a police officer and informed the manager there was a thief on the premises. Someone’s pocketbook was missing, the caller said, ordering that a female customer be detained and strip searched in a back office.
Children scramble to clear campus hillside of thousands of Easter eggs
April 10, 2004
After several false starts, about 200 children cleared Kansas University’s Campanile Hill Friday afternoon of about 4,000 eggs. Well, maybe about 3,500.
College teams must seek both athletic and academic success
April 10, 2004
The 2003-2004 college basketball season is over, and coaches, high school players, sports-minded alumni and others interested in college basketball now are starting to predict what teams will be the powerhouses in the 2004-2005 season.
Briefly
April 10, 2004
¢ Two-year sentence given in 2002 turnpike fatality ¢ New U.S. archivist named ¢ Hemenway to be on TV ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Scouting news
April 10, 2004
Around and about
April 10, 2004
Napoleon history
April 10, 2004
Tax increase almost inevitable
April 10, 2004
In the next few days, thousands of readers will finish and file their federal tax returns. Thanks to President Bush’s third tax cut in three years, many will pay less than they did a year ago, especially those with investment income.
Medicaid dispute may cost millions
April 10, 2004
A dispute with federal officials — including whether the Kansas University Medical Center hospital can receive Medicaid funds — could cost Kansas $50 million to $75 million a year, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Friday.
Garland wild, but a winner
Ordonez powers White Sox past Yankees, 9-3
April 10, 2004
Jon Garland’s pitches were all over the place. Luckily for him, the throws by Miguel Olivo and Joe Crede were perfect.
KU’s Self taking transfers in stride
April 10, 2004
Bill Self, who met with each of his Kansas University men’s basketball players in his office this week, wasn’t floored when two Jayhawks asked to be released from their national letters of intent.
Royals’ lefties all right
April 10, 2004
Jimmy Gobble made baseball history simply by throwing an inside fastball to Ron Belliard. With that pitch, Kansas City became the first major league team to start four different left-handers in its first four games.
Dunn, Griffey boost Reds past Bucs
Cincinnati wins third straight, reaches first place for first time since 2002
April 10, 2004
With the game down to its last out, Reds fans stood behind the dugout and chanted, “First place! First place!”
Woods finds his game on back nine
Tiger rebounds from mediocre first round with 3-under 69, makes 121st straight cut
April 10, 2004
Guess who finally showed up at the Masters.
Society calendar
April 10, 2004
Pentagon urged to alter Boeing tanker deal
Inspector general outlines changes needed before plan can proceed
April 10, 2004
The Pentagon should not move forward on a $23.5 billion plan to acquire 100 air refueling tankers from Boeing Co. until significant changes are made to the deal, the Pentagon’s inspector general said Friday.
Task force’s study of rural Kansas sees ‘opportunity to be seized’
April 10, 2004
Despite many seemingly intractable problems, reports of the death of rural life in Kansas are greatly exaggerated. There are problems, certainly.
Religion briefs
April 10, 2004
Faith forum
April 10, 2004
Why is Easter important to Christians?