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Royals game postponed due to rain
April 21, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 4:39 p.m.) The 6 p.m. game pitting the KC Royals against the Cleveland Indians has been postponed due to rain. The teams were supposed to play at Cleveland’s Jacobs Field. Because of the delay, the 6News broadcast will air at 6 p.m. as scheduled.
Chat online today about the city’s proposed smoking ban
April 21, 2004
(Updated Friday at 3:21 p.m.) Two leaders in the opposing camps of Lawrence’s smoking ban debate will take part in separate online chats this afternoon on ljworld.com.
Restaurant owner chats online about smoking ban
April 21, 2004
(Updated Friday at 3:21 p.m.) Chuck Magerl, owner of Free State Brewery in Lawrence and a smoking-ban opponent, chatted online with ljworld.com readers.
Cardiologist chats online about smoking ban
April 21, 2004
(Updated Friday at 3:22 p.m.) Dr. John Hiebert, a Lawrence cardiologist and proponent of a smoking ban in places of employment, chatted with ljworld.com readers.
Foundation handing out gun locks
April 21, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 1:50 p.m.) Law enforcement agencies across Kansas plan to distribute more than 200,000 gun locks as part of the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Project ChildSafe campaign.
SUA picks new leadership
April 21, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:54 a.m.) A new group of students has been picked for one of the most important jobs on Kansas University’s campus next year — bringing in celebrities to speak and perform and also planning concerts, movies and a variety of fun, educational and cultural events.
Put away the umbrella - at least for today
April 21, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 8:49 a.m.) Lawrence will get something of a mini spring break today from an otherwise soggy week of weather. “It’s a break between your rain yesterday and your rain tomorrow,” said Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist. “Get outside and enjoy this one if you can, because there’s plenty of rainfall on the way.”
Local briefs
April 21, 2004
¢ ‘River City Weekly’ hits baseball topics ¢ Former Bert Nash CEO given Pioneer Award
Briefcase
April 21, 2004
¢ Former Boeing executive pleads guilty to charge ¢ Dow drops on remarks about interest rates ¢ Janus leader resigns
Briefcase
April 21, 2004
¢ Judge recognizes same-sex marriages ¢ University apologizes for pre-Civil War slavery ¢ Catholic college buys archdiocese’s property
Russian rocket docks at space station
April 21, 2004
A Russian spacecraft carrying a Russian-U.S.-Dutch crew docked smoothly today with the international space station.
Projects pile up
City officials seem satisfied to allow noticeable deterioration in city street condition. Do Lawrence residents agree
April 21, 2004
To some motorists, it may seem like road construction and repair work never end.
Suing customers
April 21, 2004
Speed limit fine
April 21, 2004
Lake litter
April 21, 2004
Hydrogen plan
April 21, 2004
Library mission
April 21, 2004
KU honors women with annual awards
April 21, 2004
Nineteen Kansas University students, faculty, staff and alumni were honored during the annual Women’s Recognition Program.
Charles T. Riley
April 21, 2004
Velma L. Hatcher
April 21, 2004
Betty Jean Thomas
April 21, 2004
Betty Rose Smith
April 21, 2004
Dan Elliott Wilson Sr.
April 21, 2004
Frederick Eugene Samson Jr.
April 21, 2004
Wolfe services
April 21, 2004
Crystal McCarty Toot
April 21, 2004
Services for Crystal McCarty Toot, Great Bend, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church in Great Bend. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery.
Kansans wounded in Kosovo shootout
April 21, 2004
Four Kansans are recovering from wounds they suffered in a shooting at a prison in Kosovo that killed two of their co-workers.
Highway Patrol trailers to encourage parents to put children in booster seats
April 21, 2004
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.
Fewer workers to lose overtime under plan
Democrats skeptical of Bush’s revised proposal
April 21, 2004
Republicans on Tuesday embraced election-year revisions to the nation’s overtime pay rules, saying changes to an earlier Bush administration plan would take away extra pay from far fewer white-collar workers.
Sprint profit tumbles
Shareholders reject changes to board, executive compensation
April 21, 2004
Sprint Corp. on Tuesday reported its consolidated earnings fell 87 percent in the first quarter from a year ago when the telecommunications firm had a big gain on the sale of its directory-publishing business.
Commodities
April 21, 2004
KU journalism school extends search for dean
Associate professor to take over while committee looks for new leader
April 21, 2004
The search for a new dean at Kansas University’s William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications will continue into the next school year, KU officials announced Tuesday.
Lawrence district names new Schwegler, N.Y. principals
April 21, 2004
Two small-town Kansas administrators will fill principal vacancies at Lawrence elementary schools, district officials announced Tuesday.
On the record
April 21, 2004
We Built This City’ judged worst song ever
April 21, 2004
Starship may have built this city on rock and roll, but Blender magazine is tearing it down, naming the band’s “We Built This City” as the worst song ever.
Manning interim aide
April 21, 2004
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self said he’s received 50 to 60 applications for his assistant head coaching vacancy, which opened nine days ago when associate head coach Norm Roberts was hired at St. John’s.
Gridiron briefs
April 21, 2004
¢ Offensive lineman ailing ¢ Mangino backing Randle
KU’s Baty brothers eager to face WSU
April 21, 2004
When Kansas University plays baseball against Wichita State, the Baty brothers always bring their A-game.
Firebirds run-rule third straight foe
April 21, 2004
The only thing sloppy about Free State High’s baseball field Tuesday night was the final tally on the scoreboard for Shawnee Mission South.
Georgetown turns to Thompson III
Hoyas hire son of their legendary former head coach
April 21, 2004
John Thompson III won’t have to make a name for himself at Georgetown. “Pops” took care of that long ago.
LHS spunky in soccer setback
April 21, 2004
The battle cry by Lawrence High girls soccer co-coach Matt Makens with three minutes to play Tuesday night against Topeka High was, “Get that ball to Abby!”
Big 12 honors ex-Lion Ledbetter
April 21, 2004
Nebraska first baseman Curtis Ledbetter, a junior from Lawrence, has been named Big 12 Conference baseball player of the week.
Golf options plentiful for children
April 21, 2004
Hey, kids. How would you like to own your own golf club and meet George Brett and Matt Gogel at the same time?
Injuries continue to mount for aging Lakers
April 21, 2004
The injuries are mounting for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Governor still seeks $100 million-plus on schools; senators working
April 21, 2004
While Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is pressing legislators to increase aid to public schools this year by more than $100 million, senators are working on a smaller package.
Schools get their first look at the new faces of kindergarten
April 21, 2004
Sebelius seeking $93 million in new spending
April 21, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is asking legislators to add more than $93 million in spending to the $10.2 billion budget they’ve already approved for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
Fair wages
April 21, 2004
Tasters brew up coffee terms
April 21, 2004
Imagine a bunch of coffee tasters on the job, sharing their impressions of the brews they are thoughtfully sipping. How do they talk about the aroma and body, flavor and acidity they’re experiencing?
PBS offers harsh reality
April 21, 2004
The best documentaries take us to places we would never go, and show us things we might not want to see. “Love & Diane” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings) is that kind of film. A presentation of “P.O.V.,” the documentary follows a mother and daughter from a troubled urban family as they try to escape the demons that consumed their relatives. The mother of six children, Diane spent much of the 1980s in search of her next hit of crack cocaine. Her children were scattered throughout the foster-care system or housed in group homes. Once clean and sober she reassembled her family, including her daughter Love, who suffers from depression and HIV and who just gave birth to a baby boy.
Corrections
April 21, 2004
Daily ticker
April 21, 2004
Militant blasts aimed at Iraqis
Police stations hit today; prison targeted Tuesday
April 21, 2004
Near-simultaneous explosions believed to have been caused by car bombs ripped through three police stations today in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, witnesses said. There were reports of many casualties, including police.
Core Internet technology found vulnerable to hackers
April 21, 2004
Researchers uncovered a serious flaw in the underlying technology for nearly all Internet traffic, a discovery that led to an urgent and secretive international effort to prevent global disruptions of Web surfing, e-mails and instant messages.
Justices hear arguments on status of detainees
April 21, 2004
The Supreme Court should reject the Bush administration’s attitude that it doesn’t “have to account to anyone” in the war on terrorism, a lawyer arguing for detainees held at a U.S. base in Cuba told the high court Tuesday in the first such challenge heard since Sept. 11, 2001.
Low-carb craze challenges bakeries
Local restaurants weigh in on diet’s effects
April 21, 2004
For thousands of years, Western culture has regarded bread as the “staff of life.” These days, however, more Americans seem to view bread as the kiss of death.
Royals roll past Indians
K.C. explodes for 15-5 win
April 21, 2004
Tim Laker tipped his cap and strode to the dugout soaking in the applause.
Revenue forecast improves, but little change seen in budget
April 21, 2004
Fiscal forecasters are predicting that the state will collect about $40 million more in general revenues through mid-2005 than previously expected, but the new estimate has done little to brighten the budget picture.
Satellite to test Einstein theory
April 21, 2004
An idea conceived when Dwight Eisenhower was president finally soared into orbit Tuesday when NASA launched a satellite designed to test parts of Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity.
Al-Qaida steers clear of U.S.
April 21, 2004
Given the recent obsession with the 9-11 commission testimony, you’d think someone might ask why there has not been another attack since that day in the United States.
Getting to the meat of colors
April 21, 2004
Myoglobin, a protein, is responsible for the majority of the red color. Myoglobin doesn’t circulate in the blood but is fixed in the tissue cells and is purplish in color. When it is mixed with oxygen, it becomes oxymyoglobin and produces a bright red color. The remaining color comes from the hemoglobin which occurs mainly in the circulating blood, but a small amount can be found in the tissues after slaughter.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ offers spring menu
April 21, 2004
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Celebrate Spring.”
Mediterranean salad makes satisfying meal
April 21, 2004
Ingredients like chicken sausage and mozzarella can turn a simple salad into a hearty meal with very little preparation time needed.
NCAA may repeal 5-and-8 recruiting rule
Self among college basketball coaches hoping for elimination of scholarship restriction
April 21, 2004
The NCAA rule that infuriates college basketball coaches the most — the 5-and-8 scholarship rule — is halfway toward being rescinded.
Analysis: War in Iraq, policy on Israel alienate Arab friends of U.S.
April 21, 2004
Egypt’s president says Arabs hold a “hatred never equaled” toward America. Jordan’s king abruptly postpones a visit to the White House.
Smoking ban put in voters’ hands
Commissioners defer decision, but obstacles to referendum loom
April 21, 2004
The voters will decide. Maybe. The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday ducked a decision on banning smoking in public places, including bars and restaurants, deciding instead to put the issue directly to a citywide vote.
1921 labor march finds new life in artists’ works
April 21, 2004
Few people outside southeast Kansas know the story of the “Amazon Army,” a group of 6,000 women who marched to protest the treatment of mine workers in December 1921.
State’s revenue picture brightens
Revised estimate still not enough to provide for more school funding
April 21, 2004
Kansas legislators were able to see budget choices a little clearer Tuesday after officials revised state revenue projections.
Design guidelines would customize Lawrence stores
April 21, 2004
Someday soon, new shopping centers in Lawrence might be surrounded by more trees, have parking hidden out of sight and be architecturally attractive on all four sides of the building, not just the sides that face streets.
Pump Patrol seeks deals
April 21, 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.
Resolution condemns Patriot Act
April 21, 2004
The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday approved a resolution condemning the Patriot Act, a federal anti-terrorism law passed in the wake of the 9-11 attacks.
Clarett to take case to Supreme Court
April 21, 2004
Maurice Clarett filed an emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to try to force his way into this weekend’s NFL draft.
Herl services
April 21, 2004
Kansas golfers earn Big 12 academic honors
April 21, 2004
Seven Kansas University golfers were named to the academic all-Big 12 team on Tuesday.
Local briefs
April 21, 2004
¢ Suspect faces 12 more charges of arson ¢ Former surgeon general to speak Monday at KU ¢ Edwardsville truck driver injured in I-70 accident
Briefly
April 21, 2004
¢ Bomb-plot insider testifies against Nichols ¢ Beluga sturgeon listed as threatened species ¢ USA Today editor retires amid scandal
Dorothy Elisabeth Kirchhoff
April 21, 2004
Final salute
April 21, 2004
Victims’ families hope DNA key to more charges
K.C. police tie suspect to 12 deaths
April 21, 2004
To the family members of the city’s hundreds of unsolved homicide victims, Pam Bell has a message: Have patience, because with DNA, a break can come at any time.
Administrative professionals praised
Career institute reports increased interest in job
April 21, 2004
Bosses, this is one task you can’t turn over to your secretary — buy some flowers, or at least candy and a card.
Megadrought overdue, researcher contends
Conditions ripe for West, Plains to see another Dust Bowl
April 21, 2004
Don’t let the rain that fell Tuesday fool you. A superdrought of Dust Bowl proportions could be on the way.
Wood: Kansas puts Festival in jeopardy
April 21, 2004
The River City Baseball Festival is back for its third year beginning Thursday. For three days, 26 teams and more than 400 high school athletes will flock to Lawrence to play in what has become a magnificent showcase for high school baseball.
T solution
April 21, 2004
U.S. still can steer clear of Iraq quagmire
April 21, 2004
Iraq is not Vietnam. Not yet. The historical differences are obvious. There’s no unified Iraqi national resistance, no Soviet Union to resupply the insurgents.
Report urges ocean safeguards
April 21, 2004
The U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy released a massive and dismal report Tuesday detailing the degradation of the world’s oceans, saying they’re polluted, overfished and inattentively managed. The report offered more than 200 recommendations for improvement.
Area briefs
April 21, 2004
¢ Deputies arrest gunman at troubled nightclub ¢ Defendant pleads guilty to Taco John’s robbery ¢ University sets exams
Cubs pound Pirates’ Vogelsong
Gonzalez homers, doubles as Chicago cruises to 9-1 victory
April 21, 2004
The Chicago Cubs have been making a lot of pitchers look very bad lately. Ryan Vogelsong just wishes they wouldn’t keep doing it to him.
Pacers’ reserves spark crucial 21-3 run
Indiana doesn’t miss O’Neal in win
April 21, 2004
The reserves were playing so well for the Indiana Pacers that standout Jermaine O’Neal almost didn’t want to get back in the game.
TV cool toward ‘Passion’
April 21, 2004
Despite being the year’s biggest box-office blockbuster so far, “The Passion of the Christ” seems unlikely to find a home on the four biggest broadcast networks.
Tomatoes, corn top to-do list
April 21, 2004
Now that the overnight temperatures aren’t likely to drop much below 50, we can begin planting the warm-weather vegetables that don’t tolerate frost and require higher ground temperatures.
Lions send three to state
Free State tops five-team meet despite off day
April 21, 2004
The Carl Knox Natatorium at Lawrence High is cramped when five swim teams gather for a meet. There’s not a whole lot of room for fans, and each event requires three heats because there are only six lanes.
Postponements
April 21, 2004
Free State High’s scheduled girls soccer game at Shawnee Mission East and Lawrence’s High’s softball doubleheader against Olathe North on Tuesday were postponed because of rain. Both events will be rescheduled.
Martinez checks Blue Jays
Red Sox ace wins duel with Halladay, 4-2
April 21, 2004
For the second time in a month, Pedro Martinez defeated Roy Halladay in a matchup of Cy Young Award winners.
Etienne finally gets shot at pros in CFL
Former Jayhawk linebacker signs one-year contract with Montreal
April 21, 2004
After sitting out an entire football season, Leo Etienne is eager to get back on the field.
Horoscopes
April 21, 2004
People
April 21, 2004
¢ Crow reaches new heights ¢ Free the music ¢ Rodman fined for DUI ¢ Sneak peek at Darth Vader