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U.S. Highway 56 collision injures four
April 13, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 10:22 a.m.) Four people were injured today when two cars and a semitrailer collided about 2 miles east of Baldwin.
Information available online for suspected parole violators
April 13, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 10:22 a.m.) A new website will help Kansas law enforcement agencies and the general public more easily identify those who have absconded from parole and probation, Attorney General Phill Kline announced today.
Judge gives tough sentence for fatal wreck
April 13, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 10:21 a.m.) A judge granted a grieving family’s plea for a tough sentence this morning by ordering a driver to serve a year in jail for causing a deadly head-on wreck in December 2002.
Weekend weather warms up
April 13, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 10:21 a.m.) Saturday’s weather will be perfect for a morning round of golf, with sun and temperatures in the upper-70s to low-80s, said 6News meteorlogist Matt Sayers. Enjoy the nice weather while it lasts, because the early part of next week could bring April showers.
Newest makeover show ‘Overhaulin” needs fuel
April 13, 2004
Has the “makeover” genre reached the saturation point? Or is it merely mutating into something new? We’ve seen “Extreme Makeover” morph into “The Swan.” Tonight, the car restoration theme of “Monster Garage” takes on elements of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” “Pimp My Ride” and “Punk’d” on the new series “Overhaulin’” (8 p.m., TLC).
Analysis: Fallujah, 9-11 talks pose threat to Bush re-election
April 13, 2004
When President Bush looks back in November, will the last few days have been the time that made or broke his re-election bid?
John L. ‘Jack’ Riley
April 13, 2004
Safety standards
Why shouldn’t a Kansas meat-packing plant be able to set a safety standard that is higher than what federal agriculture officials require?
April 13, 2004
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s refusal to allow a Kansas meat-packing plant to test every animal for mad cow disease raises an interesting free-enterprise issue.
Area briefs
April 13, 2004
¢ Preliminary hearing set in homicide case ¢ Victim reports fight outside homeless shelter ¢ Sen. Roberts to visit Kansas City, Manhattan ¢ KU to break ground on scholarship hall
KU softball girds for busy week
April 13, 2004
Six home games in the next seven days could be just what the doctor ordered for Kansas University’s struggling softball team.
Briefly
April 13, 2004
¢ Ephedra ban takes effect after judge rejects plea ¢ Sharon lists settlement blocs he wants in final peace deal ¢ Two plead guilty in deadly smuggling case
Bonds finally catches Mays
Slugger’s 660th career blast lifts Giants over Brewers
April 13, 2004
Barry Bonds has sought Willie Mays’ approval ever since he was old enough to tag along with his godfather in the San Francisco Giants’ clubhouse. Six MVPs, a single-season record 73 home runs, and countless other accomplishments never felt like quite enough.
Briefcase
April 13, 2004
¢ Site station closes ¢ Small-business seminar set for Monday at JCCC ¢ K.C. pasta firm lowers forecast, cites diet trend ¢ Goodyear probe finds more accounting woes
Corrections
April 13, 2004
A story about Passover in Saturday’s Journal-World should have said the Passover Seder took place in the home of Neil Shanberg, his wife, Liz Kundin, and her children, Clara and Pamina.
Really romantic looks for prom
April 13, 2004
High-school fashionistas, let the shopping and preening begin. Prom season, ripe with a palate of new fashion trends, has descended upon Lawrence once again.
More homers, fewer runs among early ‘04 trends
April 13, 2004
Home runs were up slightly, scoring was down a smidgeon and attendance soared. The start of steroid testing with penalties didn’t seem to have an effect on sluggers during the first week of the season.
Kansas golf tied for seventh place
April 13, 2004
Kansas University’s women’s golf team was tied for seventh of 15 teams Monday after two rounds of the Maxwell Berning Classic.
Rezoning ordinance expected to be OK’d tonight
April 13, 2004
A new obstacle to Wal-Mart’s plans for a west Lawrence store should be finalized at tonight’s Lawrence City Commission meeting.
Dorothy Giesy Eller
April 13, 2004
Timberwolves eliminate Jazz
Utah streak of 20 straight playoff berths snapped
April 13, 2004
With the playoffs fast approaching, both Minnesota and Utah badly needed a victory. But the Jazz just weren’t ready, and their streak of 20 consecutive postseason appearances is done.
Horoscopes
April 13, 2004
People
April 13, 2004
¢ No more full house ¢ On to Parliament ¢ Never the bridesmaids
Briefly
April 13, 2004
¢ Scalia apologizes for tapes’ erasure ¢ Buried veterans’ records now on Internet ¢ Papers drop lawsuit over Earnhardt photos ¢ Stampede for free saris kills 21 at celebration
K-State quotes
April 13, 2004
Preferred usage
April 13, 2004
Evidence of evil
April 13, 2004
T-shirt humor fades with age
April 13, 2004
Am I the only post-40-year-old who remembers the joy of ticking off old people by wearing a smart-aleck T-shirt?
Big spending crosses party line
April 13, 2004
The state of Virginia, the home of presidents who believed in small government, low taxes and personal responsibility, may be about to join the big taxing and spending federal government with the help of the party that claims the heritage of some of the nation’s Founders.
In the halls
April 13, 2004
What do you think will be in style for prom this season?
Diversions
April 13, 2004
¢ Visit with senior editor Bill Snead at the J-W ¢ Join the J-W teen board
Lawrence churches celebrate Easter with full congregations
April 13, 2004
The pews in many Lawrence churches were full to bursting Easter Sunday. Whether that was due, at least in part, to the influence of Mel Gibson’s blockbuster religious film “The Passion of the Christ” was difficult to determine, several pastors said.
St. John’s picks KU hoops assistant Roberts
April 13, 2004
It appears Kansas University associate head coach Norm Roberts has landed his first major college head-coaching job — at St. John’s University in Roberts’ hometown of New York. “St. John’s chooses Roberts,” was the headline in the New York Post today.
KU bowlers pay to play
Jayhawks not jumping on NCAA bandwagon
April 13, 2004
Two NCAA championships were staged in Texas this month — one in a spotlight, the other in a pinlight. Less than a week after the men’s basketball Final Four in San Antonio, the inaugural NCAA women’s bowling championship was staged last weekend in Houston.
Royals left fielder paid dues
Guiel proud of journey through minor leagues
April 13, 2004
In a nine-year minor-league odyssey that stretched across 935 games in two countries, Aaron Guiel played every position but pitcher and shortstop. It’s a journey the 31-year-old Kansas City Royals left fielder was proud to make.
Free State dominates city tennis showdown
April 13, 2004
It was new scenery, a new perspective and a new fresh look to the city boys tennis showdown. It didn’t matter, though. As far as results go, it was the same old story.
Graves headed to Cagerz?
April 13, 2004
Kansas University senior Jeff Graves might play basketball for the Kansas Cagerz this season.
Mangino to chat tonight
April 13, 2004
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino will take questions from fans at 6 tonight during a chat on KUsports.com.
Daily ticker
April 13, 2004
Office space on tap at former Willie C’s
Lawrence companies plan to move in May
April 13, 2004
A downtown restaurant building that has been vacant for nearly five years is about to become a new office building. Work has begun to convert the former Willie C’s Cafe & Bar at 616 Vt. into an office building.
Lawrence construction activity picking up pace
April 13, 2004
The Lawrence construction industry is starting to show signs of growth. March was the busiest month for Lawrence builders in 2004, according to a new city report.
Japan calls U.S. mad cow ruling ‘regrettable’
April 13, 2004
A senior Japanese agriculture official criticized the United States on Monday for refusing a request from a small U.S. meatpacking company to test all of its slaughtered cattle for mad cow disease.
Investment banker returns for second trial
April 13, 2004
Frank Quattrone, the investment banker whose Internet-boom success brought him huge wealth and star status in his industry, returns to court today for a second trial on obstruction of justice charges.
Commoditites
April 13, 2004
Kansas native killed in combat
April 13, 2004
A Kansas native who joined the Marines in Davenport has died in hostile fire in Iraq.
Commission to consider rezoning Sixth, Wakarusa site
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. today ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
April 13, 2004
The Lawrence City Commission will consider giving final approval to an ordinance that rezones the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive — where Wal-Mart wants to build.
Speaking out against sexual violence
Lawrence woman shares story of recovery
April 13, 2004
On June 6, 2003, a 28-year-old Lawrence woman met a man at a downtown nightclub. He passed himself off as a friend of a friend, and after she gave him a ride home, he threw her to the ground, punched, choked and raped her. She lost consciousness twice. The second time, she said, she felt a warm numbness, even though she knew she was cold and water from a nearby rainspout was pouring into her ear. “I got the feeling that if he choked me like that again and I passed out, I wasn’t going to be able to come back,” she said. “I decided that if I went to sleep, nobody would know.”
More troops sought in Iraq
Deployment could expand by 14,000
April 13, 2004
The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Monday that he had requested two more brigades of troops, perhaps as many as 14,000 soldiers, to help quell the worst outbreak of fighting in Iraq since the American-led occupation began more than a year ago.
Intelligence may need overhaul, Bush says
April 13, 2004
President Bush passed up an opportunity to throw his support behind the FBI on Monday and instead said the nation’s intelligence operations might need overhauling to prevent another terrorist attack against the United States.
Carnegie candidates await fate
Third organization seeks to use historic building
April 13, 2004
Today could be the first day of the rest of Carnegie Library’s life. Two years after the Lawrence Arts Center left the historic downtown building for new digs — and after a year of structural renovation — the Lawrence City Commission tonight could pick the Carnegie’s next tenant.
Brothers face drug, weapons charges
Police say twins kept arsenal, threatened to kill officer; one arrested with sawed-off shotgun
April 13, 2004
Police have arrested twin brothers they suspect of keeping an arsenal of guns to protect a marijuana- and cocaine-dealing enterprise. One of the brothers, according to court documents, told an informant he wanted to kill a Lawrence Police officer.
District to pursue charter school
April 13, 2004
The Lawrence school district will proceed with plans for an online charter school, though the project will be significantly scaled back from the initial proposal.
Library compiles expansion wish list
Patrons share ideas for improving services
April 13, 2004
A city task force won’t be lacking ideas to study as it ponders how to improve the Lawrence Public Library. Monday night about 50 people gathered in the auditorium of the building at 707 Vt. that has served for the past 30 years as the city library. They came to listen to ideas and share their suggestions about what a future library should be.
Pump Patrol seeks deals
April 13, 2004
The Journal-World has found Lawrence-area gasoline prices as low as $1.65 at Presto Phillips 66, 602 W. Ninth St., and Conoco Breakplace, 2330 Iowa.
On the record
April 13, 2004
KU professor named group’s ”Public Citizen of the Year’
April 13, 2004
A state social workers’ association has named Lawrence resident David Smith its Public Citizen of the Year.
City briefs
April 13, 2004
¢ College Republicans sponsor Ryun visit ¢ Burn foundation to benefit from dinner ¢ Police arrest suspect in impersonation case
Balanced Tribe attack trips Twins
April 13, 2004
After blowing two games, David Riske wasn’t about to waste another one. And once the rage burned inside Cleveland’s closer, there wasn’t much the Minnesota Twins could do.
Haith Hurricanes’ head honcho
Miami introduces former Texas aide as basketball coach
April 13, 2004
Frank Haith grew up in North Carolina, watching Atlantic Coast Conference basketball. Now Miami believes he’s the right man to lead them into the powerful league.
Bush relaunches plan to overhaul Section 8
April 13, 2004
The Bush administration is proposing to transform a cornerstone of the nation’s housing policy for the poor, replacing a federal program that provides rent vouchers to 2 million families with a system that would give broad new powers to local housing authorities.
Tribes accused of harboring al-Qaida ready to negotiate
April 13, 2004
A Pakistani army cordon tightening around their mud-brick compounds, leaders of a tribe along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border say they are desperate to avoid bloodshed as a deadline to turn over al-Qaida suspects rapidly draws near.
State to fix sinkholes on I-70
April 13, 2004
A two-year, $15 million project is set to begin later this month to fix sinkholes under Interstate 70 in western Kansas.
Geraldine F. Heiman
April 13, 2004
Dorothea Ellen Grace Van Nice
April 13, 2004
Pair testifies sex lured Buffs recruits
April 13, 2004
An advocate for victims of sexual assault and the president of a striptease company each told a University of Colorado investigative panel Monday that sex was used as an enticement to lure blue-chip football recruits.
Manley services
April 13, 2004
Missouri contestant named Miss USA
April 13, 2004
Shandi Finnessey of Missouri was crowned Miss USA 2004 on Monday.
Chat wrap with coach Mangino
April 13, 2004
Kansas University football head coach Mark Mangino answered questions from KUsports.com readers Tuesday, discussing the team’s junior college transfers, the quarterback competition and what the future holds for Bill Whittemore.
Media join forces in Iraq
Safety fears lead networks to pool resources
April 13, 2004
Concerned about the safety of their personnel, five American television networks have taken the unusual step of pooling resources to cover fighting in Iraq.
State beef plant to fight U.S. ruling
Creekstone seeks options to test every animal for mad cow
April 13, 2004
Citing growing support from consumers for mad cow testing, Creekstone Farms Premium Beef officials said Monday they were pursuing political and legal options in the company’s fight to test every animal it slaughters for the disease.
Land near airport on county radar
Commissioners support industrial development north of river
April 13, 2004
Hundreds of acres north of Lawrence Municipal Airport should serve as a landing strip for future industrial projects, Douglas County commissioners said Monday.
Prom attire incomplete without sparkly special effects
April 13, 2004
Prom is fast approaching, and after the perfect dress is chosen, the next thing to do is accessorize. This is the one of the most enjoyable aspects to hunt for, but it can be difficult to pull your entire look together.
Bush ignored inconvenient information
April 13, 2004
It was fitting that Condoleezza Rice testified to the 9-11 commission on the day before the anniversary of the fall of Baghdad — and as anti-American fighting raged in Iraq.
Big brother
April 13, 2004