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Archive for Monday, April 19, 2004

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On the street
Polls
What should the city do to make sure enough funds are available for street maintenance projects?

Poll results

Response Percent
Continue to prioritize projects to get the best use out of existing funds.
 
41%
Encourage the use of public transportation and more bicycling and walking.
 
27%
Divert funds from other areas of the budget.
 
19%
Raise local taxes to meet the ongoing needs.
 
12%
Total 195

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Perry couple injured in Colorado accident
April 19, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 12:47 a.m.) A Perry couple was among nearly 20 people injured Sunday when high winds and blowing dust and debris caused a massive multi-vehicle pileup on Interstate 70 in Colorado.
Sebelius signs $10.2 billion budget
April 19, 2004
(Updated Monday at 4:44 p.m.) TOPEKA - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed a $10.2 billion state budget Monday but vetoed a provision aimed at allowing the printing of government telephone directories.
Lawrence man injured in bridge accident
April 19, 2004
(Web Posted Monday at 12:02 p.m.) A Lawrence man was injured early this morning when his pickup truck struck the Wakarusa River bridge on Kansas Highway 10 a mile west of Eudora.
Search panel named for KU art museum director
April 19, 2004
(Updated Monday at 12:08 p.m.) Kansas University administrators have named the search committee for the next director of the Spencer Museum of Art.
County OKs funds for new fire station
April 19, 2004
(Updated Monday at 11:51 a.m.) Douglas County commissioners will kick in an estimated $1.26 million toward construction of a new Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical station just south of Kansas University’s main campus.
Governor signs eco devo biosciences bill
April 19, 2004
(Updated Monday at 12:54 p.m.) TOPEKA - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed a bill Monday aimed at making Kansas a leader in biosciences and revitalizing struggling rural communities. Republican legislative leaders have touted the act as a foundation for the next generation of economic growth. They contend it would help create up to 20,000 biosciences jobs by 2015 and a similar number in small businesses through technical and financial support.
Briefly
April 19, 2004
¢ Remains thought to be American MIAs returned ¢ Pope seeks release of hostages in Iraq ¢ Fighting drives at least 50,000 from homes
Tarantino muse continues making hits
Kill Bill’ sequel tops box office
April 19, 2004
Uma Thurman is one bride who wears red — from other people’s blood.
Biblical scholar visits area as Theologian in Residence
April 19, 2004
You can debate endlessly whether the language of the New Testament is meant to be understood literally or metaphorically, which some biblical scholars have been doing for hundreds of years. But, in the end, such an argument misses the point.
Pump Patrol seeks deals
April 19, 2004
The Journal-World has found Lawrence gasoline prices as low as $1.70 at Presto Phillips 66, 602 W. Ninth St. If you find a lower price, please report it to the Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Ex-Oriole Ripken: Steroids ‘black cloud’ over baseball
April 19, 2004
Cal Ripken Jr. called the steroid controversy “a black cloud over baseball,” but also considered it an opportunity for parents and youth coaches to talk to children about the dangers of drug use.
New KU pharmacy dean prescribes growth
April 19, 2004
Ken Audus came to Kansas University as a green postdoctoral fellow looking to latch onto a successful pharmacy research program.
Detroit defense gets job done against Milwaukee
April 19, 2004
Detroit’s defense completely shut down the Milwaukee Bucks.
Cassell propels Timberwolves
Point guard scores 40; Garnett adds 30 points, 20 rebounds
April 19, 2004
The playoffs started, and Sam Cassell simply was clutch — the exact reason Minnesota wanted him.
Kansas softball to entertain SIU
April 19, 2004
Kansas University’s softball team will be looking for a split of its six-game homestand when it plays host today to Southern Illinois.
Twins hand Royals sixth straight setback
April 19, 2004
When Minnesota lost Torii Hunter and Joe Mauer to injuries, manager Ron Gardenhire asked his players to come together as team.
Legislature looks to aid, bolster National Guard ranks
April 19, 2004
Sgt. 1st Class Melvin Smith’s job of recruiting National Guard members is made a little easier by the great location of his small office.
People
April 19, 2004
¢ A different path ¢ Cochran recuperating ¢ A good deed
Vietnam analogy hits, misses
April 19, 2004
It is the cloud that hangs over every American president who sends a substantial military force abroad — fear of another Vietnam.
Wind ‘terrible’ for Raintree Run
April 19, 2004
During Sunday morning’s Raintree Run on the South Lawrence Trafficway bike-hike path, the wind was: a) insidious. b) relentless. c) discomforting. d) all of the above.
Jayhawks savor spring fling
Reservist McCoy shines amid distractions
April 19, 2004
John McCoy finished Kansas University’s spring football drills atop the depth chart at defensive end and hopes to be in the starting lineup when KU opens the season Sept. 4 against Tulsa.
Fambrough boots game-winner
Former KU player-turned-coach kicks final extra point in entertaining 14-13 win
April 19, 2004
Former Kansas University kicker Dan Eichloff showed he still possessed an accurate leg by booting two field goals during Sunday’s inaugural alumni touch football game, but former coach and player Don Fambrough delivered the day’s biggest surprise.
Missouri has chance to commit rapist as sexual predator
April 19, 2004
The state Attorney General’s Office could get another chance at committing a convicted rapist as a sexual predator after he was charged last week with stabbing a woman.
American teen dies in tour bus wreck
April 19, 2004
A bus carrying American teenage soccer players overturned in a ditch east of Paris on Sunday, killing one boy and seriously injuring three others, officials said.
Motorboat driver sued for role in fatal collision
April 19, 2004
The driver of a houseboat involved in a deadly wreck last summer at Perry Lake — and heirs of a woman killed in the collision — are suing the man they claim caused the wreck while driving his motorboat under the influence of alcohol.
Briefly
April 19, 2004
¢ Two in five ‘Net users have broadband at home ¢ Ford upset by ad depicting cat’s death ¢ Robot plane drops bomb in successful test ¢ Participants injured in air show accidents
On anniversary of bombing, victims look for co-conspirators
April 19, 2004
For Jannie Coverdale, the search for suspects in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed her two grandsons and 166 other people did not end with the arrests of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols.
New York prep still committed to Jayhawks
April 19, 2004
Russell Robinson remains firmly committed to Kansas University.
Horoscopes
April 19, 2004
Communication gap
President Bush’s delivery and manner undercut the important message he needs to convey.
April 19, 2004
In addition to what a president does or doesn’t say in televised press conference or in an address to the nation, the No. 1 exercise following such an appearance often is to try to asses how effective the president was in his presentation.
New policy on Israel reflects reason
April 19, 2004
The United States government is not a speed reader, but after 37 years of reading U.N. Resolution 242, on Wednesday the government finally read it accurately. The government saw what is not there — the missing definite article “the.”
Spreading fear
April 19, 2004
Bush record
April 19, 2004
Smoking rights
April 19, 2004
Donor pact
April 19, 2004
Duke canceling 8 a.m. classes
University worried students not getting enough shut-eye
April 19, 2004
Duke University is eliminating 8 a.m. classes and trying to come up with other ways to help its sleep-deprived students, who too often are struggling to survive on a mix of caffeine, adrenaline and ambition.
Rockies’ Walker finds body on his property
April 19, 2004
Colorado Rockies outfielder Larry Walker discovered the body of an unidentified man Sunday on his property near Evergreen.
Patriot Act, smoking ban on agenda
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
April 19, 2004
The Lawrence City Commission will take up two hot topics: a resolution condemning the Patriot Act and a proposed ordinance that would end smoking in bars and restaurants.
Remembrance Day’ speaker recalls hate behind Holocaust
April 19, 2004
Remembering how 6 million Jews died at the hands of the Nazis 60 years ago is just as important today as it ever was, an expert on the Holocaust said Sunday night during a lecture in Lawrence.
Lawrence Public Library celebrating centennial
April 19, 2004
Dorothy Anderson gets a literary itch every Saturday morning, an affliction that stems from childhood. “That was the day our family went to the library every week,” said Anderson, who was raised in Minnesota. “I was always excited to get an armful of new books.”
Spain’s new leader orders troops out of Iraq
U.S. toll nears 100 for month of April; doubts about June transfer of power voiced
April 19, 2004
As the fighting in Iraq widened and the death toll continued to mount on Sunday, Spain’s new prime minister said he had ordered his country’s troops out of Iraq as soon as possible and the top U.S. civilian administrator conceded that Iraqi police and security forces aren’t ready to protect the country from insurgents.
Campus briefs
April 19, 2004
¢ Fashion show to feature ‘anti-sweatshop’ styles ¢ Harvard professor to discuss bird evolution
Vaccine inaction a sore point
Parents say state missed chance to lead on mercury-autism link
April 19, 2004
Linda Weinmaster is tired of being patronized. The Lawrence mother of three sons has been lobbying state and federal officials to take seriously the alleged connection between thimerosal and autism. Thimerosal is a mercury compound used as a preservative in vaccines.
EPA threatens to snuff prairie fires
Smoke from burning grasslands raises pollution concern
April 19, 2004
In the Flint Hills, burning pastures is an essential rite of spring that assures fresh grass for fattening cattle. But now state health officials want ranchers to restrict the time-honored practice, saying it contributes to Kansas City air pollution.
City briefs
April 19, 2004
¢ ‘Monster’ director to attend film screening ¢ ‘Two Mommies’ author to speak on gay issues ¢ KU plans second Relay for Life event
You’re fired: Companies use other words, tactics to oust employees
April 19, 2004
Millions have been tuning in to watch Donald Trump squint, purse his lips, and with a swoop of a stubby finger, utter the catch phrase of the day: “You’re fired!”
Expert offers signs of possible job ejection
April 19, 2004
Is your job in jeopardy? Your office was moved to a storage closet. You’ve gotten stuck with the worst assignments. Your boss avoids eye contact. You’ve just received a stunningly bad performance review.
Retirement expectations unrealistic
April 19, 2004
My children have a favorite story that they like me to read before bedtime. It is called “Henny Penny.”
Tonight’s reality shows: ‘Sleep with the fishes’ — or quiches
April 19, 2004
The funeral-home documentary series “Family Plots” (8 p.m., A&E) breaks little new ground. In fact, this subject has been done to death. It’s difficult for it not to be buried under unfavorable comparisons to stiff competition, including the superlative “Six Feet Under.” And “Family” follows in the wake of more than a generation of memorable funeral-related viewings, including the 1963 comedy “The Loved One” and the amazing 1978 documentary “Gates of Heaven.”
On the record
April 19, 2004
Annual MS walk needs support
April 19, 2004
This year’s MS Walk will be Saturday in Burcham Park. The Multiple Sclerosis Society is looking for volunteers and participants for this fund-raising event. Volunteers will help with registration, form rest-stop teams, drive emergency vehicles or run errands and complete other setup needs. New or veteran walkers are welcome to participate. Check-in begins at 9 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m. There will be a 5K or 6-mile route option.
Area briefs
April 19, 2004
¢ Police pinpoint suspect in three FSHS arsons ¢ Five people wounded in drive-by shooting ¢ University sets exams
President plans drive to build foreign peacekeeping forces
April 19, 2004
Facing a chronic shortage of foreign troops for peacekeeping missions, President Bush has decided to launch an international drive to boost the supply of available forces — a move that if successful could relieve some of the pressure on U.S. soldiers to join such operations, defense officials said.
New team blasts off for space station
April 19, 2004
A Russian rocket roared into space today carrying an American, a Russian and a Dutchman to the international space station on the third manned mission since the halt of the U.S. shuttle program.
Hamas promises revenge for leader’s slaying
April 19, 2004
Fury filled the dusty streets here Sunday as tens of thousands of Palestinians mourned the death of Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi, killed a day earlier by an Israeli missile strike not far from his home.
Teacher mines regional history
Lessons include grandma’s march
April 19, 2004
Linda O’Nelio Knoll teaches a history that her grandmother helped to make.
Matthew L. Beem
April 19, 2004
On the money
April 19, 2004
Financing a college education has become more challenging as tuition and living expenses continue to rise. Student loans remain one of the key means for helping defer the cost of a higher education.
Ethel A. ‘Eppie’ Jellison
April 19, 2004
Joan Wing
April 19, 2004
Raymond R. Peterson
April 19, 2004
Analysis: Economy sends mixed signals
State officials challenged to predict tax revenue
April 19, 2004
A jumble of signals continues to flow from the economy, confounding attempts to measure its strength and creating uncertainty for officials who must help state government set a course for the near future.
Review: Cellist’s performance smooth as silk
April 19, 2004
“Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Yo-Yo Ma, and I will be your cellist this evening.”
Media violence linked with aggression in children
April 19, 2004
Scientists who monitor television and other entertainment research say one message is clearly being broadcast: Media violence can foster aggression in youngsters.
Bush’s Iraq policy ‘stunningly ineffective,’ Kerry charges
April 19, 2004
Calling the Bush administration “stunningly ineffective” at working with other countries, Sen. John Kerry said Sunday that many nations are reluctant to join the effort to stabilize Iraq, an approach he has been advocating as a solution to the unrest there.
Forgotten Williams sister rolls
Venus claims first victory in 14 months at Circle Cup
April 19, 2004
Venus Williams spun around, waved and touched her heart, mouthing “I love you” to the crowd.
Lakers clip Rockets, 72-71
April 19, 2004
The playoffs arrived, and the Los Angeles Lakers hardly looked like championship material.
Heat burn Hornets
April 19, 2004
With 11 seconds left and Miami needing a score for its first playoff win in four years, coach Stan Van Gundy called on rookie Dwyane Wade.
NCAA reform movement faces test
April 19, 2004
For nearly two years, Todd Turner has worked to return academic integrity to college sports. For two months, David Berst has tried to rewrite recruiting rules.
KU rowing wins 2 races at Knecht
April 19, 2004
Kansas University’s rowing team won two gold medals Sunday at the Knecht Cup.
Kansas tennis falls on Senior Day
Steinbocks, Haylock bid farewell in 5-2 loss to Border War rival Missouri at Wood Valley
April 19, 2004
Although Kansas University’s final home tennis match ended with 5-2 loss to Border War rival Missouri on Sunday, KU’s three seniors had quite a farewell at Wood Valley Racquet Club.
OSU edges KU baseball in 14, 10-8
April 19, 2004
Ty Wright hit a walk-off, two-run home run in the bottom of the 14th inning Sunday as Oklahoma State beat Kansas University, 10-8, to complete a three-game sweep of their Big 12 Conference baseball series.
Study projects Wichita as winner in state’s destination-casino battle
April 19, 2004
A report from a national consulting firm says a destination casino and resort would be more successful in Wichita than anywhere else in Kansas because the city has no nearby competition.
Kings overpower Mavericks, 116-105
April 19, 2004
After several tough practices and a few emotional speeches from their leaders, the Sacramento Kings opened the playoffs with a rush of energy — enough to outrun and outscore Dallas.
Annan faces daunting task
April 19, 2004
In quieter times I once described Kofi Annan as a good man in a difficult job. That’s a vast understatement today. Greatness is required now from the secretary-general if he is to rescue the United Nations from mounting threats to its reputation and effectiveness.
Wallace halts long winless streak
Advance Auto Parts 500 halted for more than hour after concrete busts loose in third turn
April 19, 2004
Rusty Wallace held off Bobby Labonte for the last 30 laps Sunday to end his 105-race winless streak — and more than five hours on the track at Martinsville Speedway under a blazing sun.
Bonds hits bombs, but L.A. wins
San Francisco slugger bashes two home runs in 7-6 loss to Dodgers
April 19, 2004
The Los Angeles Dodgers received a big effort from almost every player over the weekend. The San Francisco Giants had Barry Bonds.
Woodlng: Gordon destined for defense
April 19, 2004
So much for the question about whether Charles Gordon, Kansas University’s talented two-way football player, will line up on offense or defense this fall.
Yankees knock off Bosox
New York’s Jeter keys 6-run third inning in 7-3 win
April 19, 2004
The New York Yankees turned themselves around Sunday — except for Alex Rodriguez and Jose Contreras.
Donna L. Herl
April 19, 2004
Briefly
April 19, 2004
¢ Rice denies war decision came earlier than stated ¢ Schwarzenegger attends Holocaust memorial ¢ Police say suspect in deadly fire had vendetta ¢ Vigil held for slain student