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School funding receives another disappointment
April 20, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 4:56 p.m.) Kansas officials who had been hoping for a rebounding state economy to help fund an increase for schools were disappointed today.
State troopers push for child safety seats
April 20, 2004
(Web Posted Tuesday at 12:52 p.m.) TOPEKA - Seven rolling billboards promoting booster seats for young children received a send-off Tuesday from the Statehouse, amid pleas from state officials for tougher seat belt and child passenger safety laws.
Sebelius says more than $100 million needed for schools
April 20, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 12:49 p.m.) TOPEKA - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius made it clear Tuesday that she still expects legislators to increase aid to public schools this year by more than $100 million.
Design guidelines attempt unique look
April 20, 2004
(Web Posted Tuesday at 11:37 a.m.) Guidelines that would govern the look of new stores in Lawrence were unveiled this morning during a meeting at city hall.
Forecasters meet to write new revenue estimates
April 20, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 10:32 a.m.) TOPEKA - Officials and university economists worked Tuesday on a new financial forecast for state government, a day after Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed a $10.2 billion budget.
Thunderstorms expected to end by early evening
April 20, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 4:56 p.m.) Lawrence could get a few more pop-up showers before evening. But the heaviest thunderstorms will stay south and east of the city, Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologis said late Tuesday afternoon.
Kansas Turnpike truck accident slows commuter traffic
April 20, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 4:48 a.m.) Thousands of commuters using the Kansas Turnpike found themselves in a major traffic snarl this morning after a semi tractor-trailer overturned shortly before 5 a.m. just east of Lawrence. The truck’s cab and its two grocery trailers blocked both eastbound lanes and one westbound lane for about two hours — right in the middle of morning rush hour traffic between Lawrence and Kansas City.
People
April 20, 2004
¢ Brokaw sets departure date ¢ Instruments fetch big bucks ¢ Ebert toasts overlooked films ¢ Artists rally ‘round Bono
Gamble grows
As competition from neighboring states grows, it becomes more difficult for Kansas to pursue profitable gambling expansions.
April 20, 2004
For better or worse, Kansas’ inability to reach consensus on what kind of gambling operations the state should pursue is in danger of leaving the state so far behind neighboring competition that the whole question soon may be moot.
Why Clinton?
April 20, 2004
Women’s issue
April 20, 2004
Butt out
April 20, 2004
Smoke barrier
April 20, 2004
Right to decide
April 20, 2004
Review off base
April 20, 2004
In the halls
April 20, 2004
What do you do to help save the environment?
Lawrence district strives to make schools secure
Deadly rampage led to new restrictions
April 20, 2004
Five years ago, students at Lawrence secondary schools rarely saw armed guards roaming the halls. Now, they’re a common sight.
Suspect charged in 12 K.C. deaths
DNA helps identify 53-year-old who police say targeted prostitutes, teen girls
April 20, 2004
An employee at a trash-hauling company has been charged with strangling 12 women or girls from 1977 to 1993 in an arrest authorities said was made possible by new DNA technology.
On the stump, Bush makes plea for Patriot Act
April 20, 2004
President Bush gave an impassioned defense Monday of the Patriot Act, using a visit to this electoral battleground state to warn that if the law begins to expire as scheduled in 20 months it would undermine domestic security.
Church opens doors to gays
Plymouth may offer same-sex unions
April 20, 2004
One of the city’s oldest and largest congregations is considering offering same-sex unions and has voted to embrace gays and lesbians within the church.
KU graduates inducted into Gold Medal Club
April 20, 2004
More than 90 Kansas University graduates were inducted into the KU Alumni Association’s Gold Medal Club during two ceremonies Saturday.
State briefs
April 20, 2004
¢ Supreme Court declines Missouri River dispute ¢ Topekan shot in ambush in Kosovo recovering
Helen Jones Kasson
April 20, 2004
Herbert Glenn Wolfe
April 20, 2004
Beem services
April 20, 2004
Ruth Olive Knaus Barton
April 20, 2004
Bernice Shields Herd
April 20, 2004
Perry couple injured in I-70 pileup
Dust storm causes accident in Colorado
April 20, 2004
A Perry couple were among nearly 20 people injured Sunday when high winds blowing dust and debris caused a 17-vehicle pileup on Interstate 70 in Colorado.
City briefs
April 20, 2004
¢ Online chat planned to discuss smoking ban ¢ Game raises $2,600 for KU marching band ¢ 6News to broadcast early ¢ Committee named to pick Spencer director
On the record
April 20, 2004
Poll: Bush holds advantage on Iraq, terror issues
April 20, 2004
President Bush holds significant advantages over John Kerry in public perceptions of who is better equipped to deal with Iraq and the war on terrorism, and he has reduced the advantages his Democratic challenger held last month on many domestic issues, according to a Washington Post-ABC News Poll.
U.S., Iraqis OK cease-fire deal
April 20, 2004
U.S. and Iraqi representatives agreed on a preliminary plan for a full cease-fire in the embattled city of Fallujah, even as insurgent attacks on Marine positions continued late into Monday evening.
Killings receive wide support in Israel
April 20, 2004
Does Israel’s policy of marking Palestinian extremist leaders for death make the Jewish state a safer place? Does it save Israeli lives, or put them at greater risk by upping the ante for retaliation?
Jordan’s king delays meeting with Bush
April 20, 2004
In a surprise move, King Abdullah II postponed a White House meeting with President Bush this week, citing questions Monday about the U.S. commitment to the Middle East peace process.
Lawrence firm lands $3M contract
KanREN to provide network services for state organization
April 20, 2004
A Lawrence company has received a lucrative contract to serve the Internet needs of the state’s education and health care institutions.
Economy ‘picking up steam’ in second quarter
Leading indicator index edges higher in March
April 20, 2004
A barometer of future economic activity edged higher in March, following a pause in February, suggesting that the economic recovery may be gaining a more solid footing.
Commodities
April 20, 2004
Montreal struggling
April 20, 2004
Montreal’s 2-11 start and eight-game losing streak doesn’t get Frank Robinson down. He took over as Baltimore’s manager the year the Orioles opened 0-21.
LHS grad Hooper enjoying minor-league life in Albuquerque
April 20, 2004
Lawrence native Kevin Hooper is back for his second year with the Florida Marlins’ Triple-A farm club in Albuquerque, N.M., and the Isotopes’ fans are happy to see him again.
Locals complete Boston Marathon
April 20, 2004
Six Lawrence residents were among more than 20,000 runners who completed the Boston Marathon on Monday.
Jayhawk briefs
April 20, 2004
¢ Hairston spurns Michigan ¢ Texans sign Norris
Dillon dealt to Patriots for draft pick
Cincinnati sends disgruntled running back to defending Super Bowl champs for second-round selection
April 20, 2004
Running back Corey Dillon got his wish Monday, finally leaving a Bengals team that hasn’t won in 13 years.
Lee’s slam carries Cubs
Chicago hammers Reds, 8-1; Bonds homers again
April 20, 2004
Derrek Lee pumped his fists and broke into a wide smile when his fly to right cleared the wall for a grand slam.
Red Sox take series with Yankees
Kapler atones for baserunning blunders as Boston edges rivals, 5-4
April 20, 2004
In the end, Gabe Kapler and the Boston Red Sox got themselves going in the right direction.
Cards’ Japanese import improved
April 20, 2004
Year three of the St. Louis Cardinals’ Japanese experiment appears to be a success.
Artest suspended for Game 2
April 20, 2004
Indiana’s Ron Artest was suspended for one game by the NBA on Monday for leaving the bench during a confrontation in the Pacers’ playoff win over Boston.
Bryant accuser’s mother speaks out for first time
April 20, 2004
The mother of Kobe Bryant’s accuser spoke publicly for the first time Monday, saying she was proud of her daughter amid the storm surrounding the high-profile sexual assault case against the NBA standout.
Seabury soccer struggles
Seahawks fail to finish in 2-0 loss to Harmon
April 20, 2004
Monday’s Seabury Academy girls soccer game against Kansas City Harmon resembled the Seahawks’ previous match Thursday against Overland Park Hyman Brand.
Lions, Firebirds can’t match low scores
April 20, 2004
The Free State High and Lawrence High boys golf squads placed 14th and 19th on Monday at the 19-team Shawnee Mission Northwest Invitational at Falcon Lakes Golf Course.
Tackle-happy Toomey bulking up
April 20, 2004
It must have been a frustrating spring for Gabriel Toomey. Kansas University’s junior linebacker, who loves to hit and ranked second on the team with 121 tackles last season, didn’t hit anyone during the Jayhawks’ 15 spring football practices.
Area briefs
April 20, 2004
¢ Democrat plans bid for district attorney ¢ Half-handcuffed suspect escapes from officer ¢ Police investigating theft from ATM ¢ KU student injured in wreck on K-10 bridge ¢ Ex-state representative for Ottawa dies at 80
Penn, Teller celebrate 30 years
April 20, 2004
It’s been 30 years, but Penn & Teller have no intention of pulling a disappearing act.
Population puts planet off-balance
April 20, 2004
Is the world facing a population explosion? Or a birth dearth? Or both at the same time? The two-hour documentary “World in the Balance” on “NOVA” (7 p.m., PBS) shows how the birth rates and population levels of developing-world and industrialized societies are moving in radically different directions. In places like Japan, old people are plentiful and babies rare. At the same time, India, where families of eight children or more are considered normal, is projected to have a population exceeding one and a half billion people.
Clemens making comeback look easy
Rocket’ improves to 3-0 with victory Sunday over Brewers
April 20, 2004
Roger Clemens walked off the mound to a standing ovation after a series of blistering fastballs.
Doonesbury’ character to lose leg in Iraqi war
April 20, 2004
A main character in the “Doonesbury” comic strip, football coach-turned-soldier B.D., will lose a leg in fighting in Iraq this week.
OKC bombing remembered
April 20, 2004
Hundreds of people gathered Monday at the site where the Alfred P. Murrah federal building once stood — staying silent for 168 seconds, marking one second for each person killed in the bombing nine years ago.
Documents cite mystery video in bombing
April 20, 2004
A Secret Service document written shortly after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing described security video footage of the attack and witness testimony that suggested Timothy McVeigh may have had accomplices at the scene.
KU’s smiling warrior
Counselor overcomes paralysis to realize coaching dream
April 20, 2004
Scott Ward talks about May 1, 1986, as if it were any other day in his 37-year-old life. Even the accident seems rather simple when Ward, an academic counselor for Kansas University’s athletic department, tells his tragic story, while still showing a slight smile.
Salukis survive hot KU hitters
April 20, 2004
Destiny Frankenstein put it succinctly. “You’ve gotta pitch, you’ve gotta field and you’ve gotta hit,” Kansas University’s softball shortstop said.
Pacers’ Artest tapped Defensive Player of the Year
April 20, 2004
Ron Artest finally got the type of recognition he says he deserves.
Briefcase
April 20, 2004
¢ GM, Ford to partner on new transmission ¢ Sprint, AT&T strike wireless Internet deal ¢ Shell’s estimates tainted ¢ Controversial ImClone reaches two-year high
Honduras to pull Iraq troops
Bush criticizes Spain’s decision to withdraw
April 20, 2004
Iraq’s multinational peacekeeping force scrambled to regroup Monday after Spain’s announcement that it would pull out its 1,300 troops, with Albania pledging more soldiers but U.S. officials bracing for further withdrawals.
Correction
April 20, 2004
The phone number to call about participating in the May 7 Kansas University Relay for Life is 842-4307. The number was incorrect in Monday’s Journal-World.
Blame game benefits no one
April 20, 2004
Not to trivialize a serious matter, but the hearings of the Sept. 11 commission have begun to remind me of one of Smokey Robinson’s less famous hits. It’s called “Who’s Gonna Take the Blame.”
Briefly
April 20, 2004
¢ Appeals court tosses three-strikes sentence ¢ Judge upholds Clinton’s creation of monument ¢ Drunken dare leads to fire death ¢ Consumer board warns of talent contest scam ¢ Redeployment news sends brother over edge
Elections could stabilize Iraq
April 20, 2004
The most astonishing moment of the president’s press conference on Tuesday came when a reporter asked, “Who will you be handing the Iraqi government over to on June 30th?”
Diversions
April 20, 2004
¢ Homemade creations ideal for Mother’s Day ¢ Libraries remain popular ¢ Teen board meeting
Master of McDonald’s makeover dies at 60
Fast-food giant appoints CEO, chairman
April 20, 2004
McDonald’s Corp. chairman and CEO Jim Cantalupo, who orchestrated a turnaround at the hamburger giant and oversaw the introduction of healthier foods such as salads, died of a heart attack Monday at age 60.
Horoscopes
April 20, 2004
KU student plans concert to help friend with lupus
April 20, 2004
Jennifer Carmen first knew something was wrong in July 1999, after her family moved from Los Angeles to Paola.
Task force chair supports smoking ban
April 20, 2004
As chair of a Mayor’s Task Force on Environmental Tobacco Smoke, I have, during the past year, accumulated and studied a large amount of information pertaining to secondhand tobacco smoke. My review of scientific research has convinced me that nonsmokers suffer a wide range of adverse health consequences due to the smoke exhaled from the lungs of smokers or from the end of lit cigarettes.
In conjunction with Earth Day, Lawrence high school students stress responsible recycling
April 20, 2004
Teens at both Lawrence high schools are showing this week that you don’t have to be an adult to improve the world.
KU announces faculty promotions, awards tenure
April 20, 2004
The Kansas Board of Regents has announced promotions and tenure for Kansas University faculty members.
Daily ticker
April 20, 2004
Burglary suspect pleads guilty
Mother says race factors into plea; police offer fingerprint evidence
April 20, 2004
A Lawrence man who claimed police unfairly targeted him because of his race has entered a guilty plea in connection with two burglaries at young women’s apartments near Clinton Parkway and Kasold Drive.
Schools told state must find funding
Federal officials visit to answer questions on No Child Left Behind
April 20, 2004
Federal officials Monday told Kansas school administrators they need to get more education funding from the state and try new ways to reach students in order to meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Kenyans sweep in Boston heat
Temperature soars to 85 degrees during annual marathon
April 20, 2004
Weakened by the heat and a mile-long sprint to the finish, Catherine Ndereba had to receive her winner’s medal and olive wreath in a wheelchair.
Sebelius signs biosciences bill
Legislation expected to create jobs
April 20, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed a bill Monday aimed at making Kansas a leader in biosciences and revitalizing struggling rural communities.
Governor OKs budget, with vetoes
Provision for new government telephone directories gets the ax
April 20, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed a $10.2 billion budget Monday but vetoed a provision allowing state government to resume printing its telephone directories.
New fire station near KU approved
County to help fund project
April 20, 2004
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.
Pump Patrol seeks deals
April 20, 2004
The Journal-World has found Lawrence gasoline prices as low as $1.70 at Presta Phillips 66, 602 W. Ninth St. If you find a lower price, please report it to the Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Spurs muzzle Grizzlies
Horry helps San Antonio pull away for 87-70 win
April 20, 2004
Robert Horry didn’t wait until the final buzzer to make his trademark shot. Instead, his dagger of a three-pointer — two of them, actually — came earlier than usual.
Briefly
April 20, 2004
¢ City saves $2 million on Canadian drugs ¢ Airport hit by 2nd outage ¢ North Korean leader discusses nuclear standoff ¢ Airport rules may ease