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Earth Day brings cool, damp conditions
April 22, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 4:25 p.m.) Cool weather, cloudy skies and a few sprinkles are expected today in Lawrence on Earth Day, the international celebration of environmental awareness.
Briefly
April 22, 2004
¢ Nuclear informant released from prison ¢ Threat targets U.S. allies
Briefly
April 22, 2004
¢ Response to appeal due Friday in casino case ¢ Child safety campaign offers free gun locks ¢ Hall Foundation makes its largest gift ever
Lab mice created with two genetic mothers, no father
April 22, 2004
Just ahead of Mother’s Day, scientists have found a way to cut dads out of the picture, at least among rodents: They have produced mice with two genetic moms — and no father.
KU sweeps Arkansas
April 22, 2004
Home runs by Destiny Frankenstein and Jessica Moppin helped Kansas University to a 5-4, 10-inning victory over Arkansas in the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday.
Baseball briefs
April 22, 2004
¢ Prior throws off mound ¢ Giants option Aardsma
Elizabeth J. ‘Betty’ Converse
April 22, 2004
FSHS game rescheduled
April 22, 2004
Free State’s girls soccer match with Shawnee Mission East originally scheduled for Tuesday will be made up May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Shawnee Mission District Complex.
Bonds’ homer streak halted
Slugger kept in park for first time in eight games
April 22, 2004
Barry Bonds missed out on adding another record to his remarkable resume.
Pudge powers Tigers past Twins
Rodriguez has four hits as Detroit stops Minnesota’s six-game winning streak
April 22, 2004
The Detroit Tigers weren’t about to relax with a nine-run lead — not with the memory of last season still fresh in their minds.
Briefly
April 22, 2004
¢ Joint Chiefs chairman to visit Lawrence ¢ De Soto district teacher honored at White House ¢ Lawrence in top 10 for gay population ¢ More tires punctured in Old West Lawrence
Horoscopes
April 22, 2004
Judgment calls
Vague guidelines force NASCAR to make tough decisions
April 22, 2004
Ball or strike? Charge or blocking foul?
Library centennial celebration helps ‘honor the past’
April 22, 2004
Patrons visiting the Lawrence Public Library on Wednesday found themselves attending a centennial birthday party.
Web chats detail smoking ban contentions
April 22, 2004
The debate over a proposed smoking ban for Lawrence bars and restaurants went online Wednesday during a pair of separate but dueling chats with Journal-World readers.
Pittsburgh, San Francisco want 2006 All-Star Game
April 22, 2004
Pittsburgh and San Francisco, both of which have opened new ballparks since 2000, have emerged as the front-runners to play host to the 2006 All-Star game.
High school showcase maxed out at 26 teams
April 22, 2004
Who knows how these things get out of control? But the River City Baseball Festival has taken on a life of its own, to the point now that it simply is a 26-team behemoth scattered across Lawrence.
Al-Qaida blamed in Iraq, Saudi attacks
April 22, 2004
Suicide attackers unleashed car bombings Wednesday morning against police buildings in Iraq’s biggest Shiite city, striking rush-hour crowds and killing at least 68 people, including 16 children incinerated in their school buses.
Briefly
April 22, 2004
¢ Saudi ambassador denies oil-price plan ¢ Nuclear plant searching for missing fuel rods ¢ Abortion-rights march planned for Sunday ¢ Third power outage reported at airport
Briefly
April 22, 2004
¢ Judge bars raids on marijuana group ¢ Scholarship fund addresses past racism ¢ Six Cubans sentenced for hijacking plane ¢ Foreign tourism down sharply since 9-11
Powell wielding little inside influence
April 22, 2004
A while back, a friend of mine took a new job that had all sorts of opportunities and risks. So along with her goals, she wrote a list of 10 things she would never do to keep the job. When she’d done five of them, she quit.
Daily ticker
April 22, 2004
Briefcase
April 22, 2004
¢ Airlines reduce losses, increase leisure fares ¢ Boeing, engineers agree to mediation ¢ Computer Associates executive steps down ¢ Serologicals profits up
Sebelius seeks additions to already approved budget
April 22, 2004
Even as Gov. Kathleen Sebelius declared that the state had no money to spare, her administration drafted budget proposals requiring an extra $11 million in general revenues.
Woodling: College kingpins
Fine long has had countenance to coach
April 22, 2004
At one time, I suspected Mike Fine became a bowling coach because of The Flirts, but long ago I realized I was wrong.
Bucks hold off Pistons’ comeback
Milwaukee evens series at one game apiece with first victory by a road team in 2004 playoffs
April 22, 2004
Michael Redd was relieved the Milwaukee Bucks had just enough to hold off Detroit’s frantic comeback.
Ex-Jayhawk McClendon arrested for battery
April 22, 2004
Former Kansas University football player Harold McClendon was arrested for domestic battery Tuesday night, according to the Douglas County Jail booking log.
Police briefs
April 22, 2004
¢ Former KU student’s robbery hearing delayed ¢ Arrested brothers to remain in custody ¢ Hearing set for trucker charged in fatal wreck ¢ Parole absconders list now available online
Dorothy N. Nichols
April 22, 2004
People
April 22, 2004
¢ Leave them alone! ¢ Earth Day present ¢ ‘Pirates’ top MTV movie nominee
Disappointing miscue
April 22, 2004
Better communication with state education officials might help Rep. Jim Ryun be a better advocate in Washington. U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Kan., deserves credit for arranging Monday’s forum in Topeka to allow federal education officials to respond to questions related to the No Child Left Behind law.
Drawing the line
April 22, 2004
Fantastic show
April 22, 2004
Bush triumph
April 22, 2004
Bush betrayal
April 22, 2004
Environment a global issue
April 22, 2004
On the theory that you too may be ready for some good news, let me turn from Iraq, the war on terrorism and presidential politics and call your attention to a meeting this weekend in Tokyo where the United States government is leading a broad international effort to accomplish something that promises benefits for all nations and people.
Shame on Bush
April 22, 2004
Precious Earth
April 22, 2004
Insurance myth
April 22, 2004
LMH financial health hits high
New services help bolster 2003 revenues
April 22, 2004
Lawrence Memorial Hospital had a record financial year in 2003, according to a report released Wednesday. A bevy of new services — including increased care for cancer, sleep disorders and wounds — helped the hospital post record operating revenues of $94.2 million in 2003, according to LMH’s annual report. The report was presented Wednesday to the hospital’s board.
New York distributor offers to buy Bazine school building
Districts put old buildings up for sale on Internet
April 22, 2004
The future of this small Ness County town may hinge on plastic dinnerware. The town’s 78-year-old high school, which will close in May, could become a distribution center for Yoshi-ware — plastic plates, bowls and trays meant to look like fine china.
Activities provide positive atmosphere
April 22, 2004
From the time of ancient civilizations, the arts have provided a gathering point for communities of people to share their histories and values. For 150 years the arts have been a focal point for Lawrence, providing the community with inspiration and a sense of identity. Ten years after its opening, the Lied Center continues and has become more than a state-of-the-art performing arts center, but, more importantly, the Lied Center. It has become a gathering place where both campus and community come together. The Lied Center helps KU and Lawrence enjoy a positive town-and-gown relationship.
3-strikes convicts may be paroled
Kansas prison officials say life sentences too harsh in drug cases
April 22, 2004
Kansas prison officials on Wednesday urged the courts to reduce the sentences of two inmates serving life sentences for cocaine possession. Inmates Gloria VanWinkle, 44, and Paul Goseland, 51, were given life sentences in 1992 and 1993, respectively, under the state’s old “three strikes” law. Both had been caught for a third time with small amounts of cocaine; neither was accused of selling drugs.
Advocates of disabled to fight veto
Funding would help with job training
April 22, 2004
Advocates for the disabled said Wednesday they would urge legislators to reinstate $500,000 Gov. Kathleen Sebelius vetoed for services that help people with disabilities get jobs. “This would be a huge missed opportunity for people with disabilities in Kansas to move into employment,” said Bob Mikesic, advocacy coordinator and Americans with Disabilities Act specialist with Independence Inc. in Lawrence.
DNA probe yields other possible serial killing suspects
April 22, 2004
Investigators have identified two additional serial killing suspects as part of the same probe that led authorities to charge a Kansas City man with killing 12 women, the head of the city’s crime lab said Wednesday.
Woodrow E. Crawford
April 22, 2004
Louise Pollyann Beach
April 22, 2004
Harold F. Jones
April 22, 2004
Poll finds worry in U.S. that terrorists are winning
April 22, 2004
Half of Americans have concerns that terrorists might be winning the war on terrorism, and one in five feels strongly that way, according to an Associated Press poll that found many people pessimistic about their security.
Bike ride to aid Headquarters
April 22, 2004
Since Headquarters Counseling Center opened its doors in 1969, it has never closed — not even for an hour.
Lawrence briefs
April 22, 2004
¢ Free State teacher wins Rotary Club honor ¢ Kansas’ early history subject of event ¢ Catholic campus center host to ministry forum
On the record
April 22, 2004
Governor, lawmakers at odds on planning Topeka park
April 22, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius asked lawmakers Wednesday to delete a budget provision that would delay creation of a proposed state park in the capital.
Royals-Indians postponed because of wet weather
April 22, 2004
Heavy rains and more wet weather in the forecast postponed Wednesday night’s game between the Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians at Jacobs Field.
Senate Democrat offers school plan
April 22, 2004
School districts would receive an extra $93 million in state aid financed by higher sales and income taxes under a plan outlined Wednesday by Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley.
Sharon ‘Lynn’ Kennedy Gray
April 22, 2004
Rams might keep Warner
Martz says agent overreacted to discussions
April 22, 2004
St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz said Wednesday that Kurt Warner’s agent overreacted to a conversation he had with the quarterback, emphasizing there still was a chance the two-time MVP could stay with the team.
Michael Jackson reportedly indicted
April 22, 2004
Pop star Michael Jackson was indicted by a Santa Barbara County grand jury investigating child molestation allegations, television news organizations reported Wednesday.
Keith the fan favorite at Flame Worthy Awards
April 22, 2004
Toby Keith took home three awards Wednesday in Country Music Television’s Flameworthy Video Music Awards show, including video of the year for his patriotic song “American Soldier.”
Something’s missing on ‘Friends’
April 22, 2004
“Friends” (7 p.m., NBC) nears its end, with only three original episodes left to air beginning tonight. If you’ve seen the commercials, you know that Rachel will mull over a job in Paris. This bombshell, combined with Phoebe’s wedding and Chandler and Monica’s exit to the suburbs, has Joey in a dither. In fact, he’s so distraught that Phoebe doesn’t have the nerve to tell him that his elderly agent has expired.
Jayhawks land basketball walk-on
April 22, 2004
Blue Valley West senior basketball center Matt Kleinmann — who received a men’s basketball scholarship offer from University of the Pacific and also was recruited by South Florida, Valparaiso, Yale, William & Mary and North Carolina Wilmington — has decided to attend Kansas University.
Free State’s Abney commits to Kentucky
April 22, 2004
No offense to Kansas University, but when Free State High senior Lauren Abney thinks about college, she doesn’t think about driving up the street from her parents’ house here in Lawrence.
Hemenway not predicting fate of 5-and-8 rule
April 22, 2004
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway, head of the NCAA Board of Directors, offers no prediction on the fate of the controversial 5-and-8 rule.
Vote on ban may go up in smoke
Commissioner ‘open to discussion’ on reconsidering referendum
April 22, 2004
A key Lawrence commissioner said Wednesday he was having second thoughts about voters deciding the fate of a proposed smoking ban. Commissioner Boog Highberger, who on Tuesday proposed a referendum on the issue, said he was willing to reconsider the matter and would vote for a workplace smoking ban if commissioners decided not to go ahead with a citywide vote.
Missouri prep Hansbrough might make visit to KU
April 22, 2004
Tyler Hansbrough, a 6-foot-11 high school junior from Poplar Bluff (Mo.) High, met with Kansas University coach Bill Self and interim assistant Danny Manning on Wednesday and indicated he might make a campus visit to KU.
Graves may be done with Cagerz
April 22, 2004
Former Kansas University center Jeff Graves, who scored 10 points in the first two games of the USBL season with the Kansas Cagerz, may be finished as a member of the team.
Tornado kills eight in Illinois
April 22, 2004
Searchers with shovels and buckets pulled eight bodies Wednesday from the rubble of a tavern where residents had gathered to seek shelter from a twister that flattened the century-old building.
Senators introduce bill for importing prescription drugs
April 22, 2004
Support for legalizing lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada is growing in Congress amid an election-year clamor from states, lawmakers and the elderly.
State ethics officials oppose reduced disclosure
April 22, 2004
Kansas ethics officials today voted unanimously to oppose a bill that would reduce public disclosure of the money spent by lobbyists on lawmakers to influence legislation.
Ticket holders to get 1st look at points
April 22, 2004
Men’s basketball season-ticket holders soon will get their first idea of how a point system will affect their seating in Allen Fieldhouse.
LMH to close mental health unit
Facility, which had accepted only elderly patients since September, to shut down May 1
April 22, 2004
Cost concerns and a shortage of psychiatrists will force the closure of the last vestiges of Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s mental health unit.
Fed chair readies markets for rate increase
Greenspan cites economic rebound, inflation fears
April 22, 2004
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Wednesday extra-low interest rates “must rise at some point” now that the economy is hitting its stride, an assessment reinforcing some economists’ beliefs that rates would climb this summer.
Shockers rebound past KU
April 22, 2004
There only was one home run this time for the Kansas University and Wichita State baseball teams. And it was the only one that mattered Wednesday night.
Pelathe center seeks funds to keep teens employed, tutored
April 22, 2004
On a typical weekday afternoon, Pelathe Community Resource Center would be filled with the sights and sounds of teenagers working after-school jobs and receiving tutoring.