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KU journalism student treated for bacterial meningitis
April 28, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 9:47 p.m.) Kansas University health officials say that a 22-year-old senior in journalism who lives in KU’s Pearson Scholarship Hall has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and is being treated tonight at the University of Kansas Hospital.
Governor criticizes anti-tax lobby effort
April 28, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 3:05 p.m.) TOPEKA - A conservative group based in Washington, D.C. was under fire today after launching a mass mailing critical of lawmakers who supported tax increases for schools.
Disabled Kansans lobby for more funding
April 28, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 2:47 p.m.) Several hundred Kansans with disabilities and advocates rallied today outside the Capitol for more funding for social services.
NASCAR’s Stewart visits Statehouse
April 28, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 1:51 p.m.) NASCAR driver Tony Stewart visited the Statehouse on Wednesday, trading souvenirs with the governor and donating autographed models of his No. 20 Chevrolet for a legislative charity auction.
Students voting on new Kansas quarter
April 28, 2004
(Updated Thursday at 12:49 a.m.) Lawrence’s high school students were among thousands of high school students across Kansas who are voting today for the image that will be displayed on the back of the official Kansas quarter.
Sebelius: ‘Most important work’ remains on school funding
April 28, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 11:45 a.m.) Lawmakers today returned for the wrap-up session and found a message waiting for them from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius — let’s get to work on school funding.
Lawmakers take up gay marriage ban issue again
April 28, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:27 a.m.) TOPEKA - Right out of the chute, the Kansas Legislature today renewed the debate over a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
Computer worm kills Daisy Hill Internet access
April 28, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.) Hundreds of students living in Kansas University dorms are not reading this.
High winds expected today
April 28, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 7:38 a.m.) Tie down that patio furniture and hold on to the wheel when you’re driving — strong winds will gust today throughout Kansas.
Peggy Brand
April 28, 2004
Bernice Marlene ‘Mo’ Pope
April 28, 2004
Firebirds win tennis dual
April 28, 2004
Charles Guard and Mark Whittemore each won a singles match, and they teamed up for a doubles victory in Free State High’s 6-3 tennis victory Tuesday over Shawnee Mission West.
Pump Patrol seeks deals
April 28, 2004
The Journal-World has found Lawrence gasoline prices as low as $1.70 at Presta Phillips 66, 602 W. Ninth St., and Citgo, 2005 W. Ninth St.
Area briefs
April 28, 2004
¢ Police investigate discovery at surgery ¢ Students stay on the T ¢ Red Cross sets blood drive Thursday ¢ Ottawa rally to show backing for U.S. troops ¢ Baker’s Relay for Life scheduled for Friday ¢ ‘River City’ explores marketing inventions
Tips to feeding toddlers
Skipping meals, messy fingers part of process
April 28, 2004
At no time in life is there a greater opportunity to forge positive attitudes about food and eating than when a child is a toddler. It is important that adults remember a few facts about toddlers that will help plan meal and snack times.
Firebirds split softball twinbill
April 28, 2004
There wasn’t anything particularly dazzling about the way Olathe Northwest High junior Brandi Leeker pitched during the Ravens’ doubleheader Tuesday at Free State High.
Field in D.A.’s race grows to 3
Challengers say incumbent scrimping on time in courtroom
April 28, 2004
It’s a battle eight years in the making. Douglas County’s chief criminal prosecutor, Republican Dist. Atty. Christine Kenney, hasn’t faced opposition since she was elected to the office in 1996.
Tax-increase supporters blasted
Conservative group critical of effort; education officials say claims off-base
April 28, 2004
A conservative group based in Washington, D.C., but with Kansas corporate ties, has launched an advertising blitz that criticizes state legislators who have supported tax increases for public schools.
Briefly
April 28, 2004
¢ SARS patients improve ¢ Nation honors 10 years of multiracial democracy ¢ Olympic committee buys cancellation insurance ¢ Seventy killed in gunbattles
As tour goes west, wheat’s quality declines
April 28, 2004
Participants in the annual Kansas wheat tour are finding progressively poorer wheat fields as the group nears more parched counties in western Kansas.
City Hall report
April 28, 2004
¢ Blasting to continue, despite neighbors’ pleas ¢ Another survey ¢ Planners mapping potential business parks ¢ Schedule
Casino operator Grace dies at 69
Businessman had interests in regional gaming enterprises
April 28, 2004
William M. Grace, a self-made entrepreneur whose wide-ranging business enterprises included gambling operations in four states, is dead of cancer at 69.
Price’s walk-off homer lifts Firebirds
April 28, 2004
Goodness gracious. What can’t this guy do? Free State High senior Ryne Price already had proven his greatness in the clutch Tuesday by blasting a three-run home run in the sixth inning, which put the Firebird baseball team back in a game it was on the verge of losing to Shawnee Mission West.
Asparagus worth planting
April 28, 2004
If grocery carts had brakes, mine would have squealed to a stop in the produce department the other day. I looked once and then did a double-take to make sure I had read the sign correctly. The price card next to an ice-filled bin of bunched asparagus did indeed say that the spears were selling for $2.77 a pound.
Bush administration defends energy task force secrecy
April 28, 2004
The Supreme Court took up the far-reaching question Tuesday of whether the executive branch has broad constitutional powers to solicit outside advice and make policy decisions without being forced to disclose details of the deliberations to the public.
Sebelius, education groups make late push for school aid
April 28, 2004
Education advocates and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius were keeping up the pressure for raising taxes to provide more money for public schools as the Legislature prepared to start its wrap-up session.
People
April 28, 2004
¢ While you were out ¢ Sleeping beauty ¢ Party like it’s 1985 ¢ It’s a boy … and a girl
Presidential package
Campaign aides are working overtime trying to present an image of Sen. John Kerry that will attract American voters.
April 28, 2004
Much is being said about Sen. John Kerry’s effort to reinvent and redefine his image for the American public. Various polls indicate Kerry is viewed as being soft on terrorism, willing to waffle on issues according to what he thinks will win votes and being less likely to stand firm in the face of serious issues.
Photo choice
April 28, 2004
Act supported
April 28, 2004
Opera broadcasts
April 28, 2004
Focus on truth
April 28, 2004
Out of Iraq
April 28, 2004
Kansas politics
April 28, 2004
KU research benefits state
April 28, 2004
This past Saturday night I attended a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Tertiary Oil Recovery Project (TORP) here at KU. I have to confess I wasn’t expecting to have a very exciting evening, but the project is affiliated with my wife’s department and the two directors, Paul Wilhite and Don Green, are friends.
Daily ticker
April 28, 2004
Downtown shops aim to boost sales with Moonlight Madness
April 28, 2004
Downtown merchants are hoping to boost sales on Thursday evenings.
Tribes closer to KCK casino
Sac and Fox Nation, Kickapoo to buy land near Speedway
April 28, 2004
A pair of Kansas Indian tribes said Tuesday they were finalizing a deal to purchase 80 acres near the Kansas Speedway as part of their plans to open a casino.
Energy Department grants bolster hydrogen research
April 28, 2004
The Energy Department announced $350 million in grants Tuesday to more than 130 research institutions and companies, including the Big Three automakers, to put hydrogen-fueled cars on the road by 2015.
Commodities
April 28, 2004
Briefcase
April 28, 2004
¢ Butler shareholders OK BlueScope merger ¢ Janus to settle charges ¢ Earnings of area interest
Briefly
April 28, 2004
¢ Three soldiers killed in Black Hawk crash ¢ Homeless student given campus housing ¢ Coast Guard returns intercepted Haitians ¢ Narcotic lollipops abuse on the rise, state says ¢ Study: Dyslexia more prevalent in boys
Plea deal reached in FHSU slaying
Defendant testifies against 3 suspects
April 28, 2004
One of four former students at Fort Hays State University charged with the second-degree murder of a fellow student agreed to plead guilty to aggravated battery on Tuesday. He immediately fulfilled an agreement to testify against the other defendants.
KBI labs pass audits ordered after blood-sample mislabeling
April 28, 2004
New equipment in the Kansas Bureau of Investigation lab in Topeka will help prevent mistakes like one that led to the 1991 release of a rape suspect who was later charged with murder, state officials said Tuesday.
Olathe East sweeps LHS in softball
April 28, 2004
Lawrence High’s softball squad faced a tough test in undefeated Olathe East on Tuesday at the Olathe District Activities Center.
Berkley nets 4 goals; FSHS falls
April 28, 2004
Rebekah Berkley didn’t settle for the hat trick Tuesday. She earned the elusive golden sombrero instead.
Chiefs sign QB Clausen
April 28, 2004
Former Tennessee quarterback Casey Clausen has agreed to a free-agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs and will compete for a backup spot.
Rangers hold off Royals
April 28, 2004
For Francisco Cordero to get the save in Texas’ harrowing victory over Kansas City hardly seems fair.
Auburn basketball penalized
NCAA places program on two years’ probation
April 28, 2004
Auburn’s basketball program was put on two years’ probation Tuesday, with the NCAA cutting one scholarship but clearing the university of major rules violations.
Friends, teammates remember Cooper
More than 500 mourners attend memorial service for soccer player who was fatally shot
April 28, 2004
Jenna Cooper loved NASCAR, soccer and mechanical engineering.
Olathe South baseball rallies past Lawrence
April 28, 2004
Olathe South’s baseball team rallied from a 3-0 seventh-inning deficit to upend Lawrence High, 4-3, in a 10-inning contest Tuesday at the Falcons’ field.
LHS soccer routs Indians
April 28, 2004
Megan Johnson scored three goals, Abby Vestal had two and Leslie Belt added another as Lawrence High snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 6-0 soccer rout Tuesday of Shawnee Mission North.
KU baseball edges SMS
April 28, 2004
Ryan Baty’s ground-rule double in the eighth inning plated what proved to be the decisive score as Kansas University snapped a six-game baseball losing streak with a 7-6 victory Tuesday over Southwest Missouri State.
City yields on road repairs
Street-improvement costs won’t wreck housing project plans
April 28, 2004
City Hall will bend its development rules to accommodate a new affordable housing project in the Pinckney neighborhood.
Transplant recipients work to dispel myths
April 28, 2004
Ray Gabel received his new heart on Valentine’s Day, 13 years ago.
City briefs
April 28, 2004
¢ Volunteers serve as charity benefactors ¢ Former Navy secretary to speak tonight at KU ¢ Personal property notices to be mailed ¢ LHS students set for mud volleyball
Food fight: Lawrence nutrition experts say parents’ choices influence children
April 28, 2004
For as long as there have been parents and children, there also have been arguments about food.
Last doc standing
Noah Wyle outlasts cast in 10 years of ‘ER
April 28, 2004
“ER” star Noah Wyle has watched every other member of the original cast make an exit from the 10-year-old medical drama.
Requiem for a Dream’ author dies
April 28, 2004
Hubert Selby Jr., the acclaimed and anguished author of “Last Exit to Brooklyn” and “Requiem for a Dream,” died Monday of a lung disease, his wife said. He was 75.
Trash-talking babies don’t qualify as comedy
April 28, 2004
I’m against censorship, but there are at least two exceptions to my rule: I’m all for a constitutional amendment banning any comedies featuring dressed-up chimps or talking babies.
On the record
April 28, 2004
Vegetables add color, texture to risotto
April 28, 2004
With spring in the air, many “primavera” dishes soon will be popping up on restaurant menus, and it’s a great time to add more fresh vegetables items to your home menu.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ features health market manager
April 28, 2004
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Fresh and Natural Cooking with Kristin Walker.”
Kansas softball headed to NU
April 28, 2004
No Big 12 Conference softball team has defeated Nebraska this spring — in league games, that is. NU is 12-0 in conference contests.
NASA included in Boeing probe
Contract competition part of criminal investigation
April 28, 2004
A criminal investigation into whether Boeing Co. used stolen Lockheed Martin Corp. documents to win an Air Force contract has grown to include an examination of NASA contract competitions, sources close to the inquiry said Tuesday.
Bush prepares for 9-11 testimony
April 28, 2004
President Bush plans to do most of the talking when he and Vice President Cheney meet behind closed doors Thursday with the commission investigating the 9-11 attacks, White House officials said Tuesday.
Arliene R. Shore
April 28, 2004
Frances Elizabeth Gregg
April 28, 2004
Hornets knot series with Heat
New Orleans shows poise in win over Miami
April 28, 2004
The Hornets have stopped showing their age and started showing off their experience.
NBA’s finest not lining up to play for U.S.
April 28, 2004
Shaquille O’Neal shook his head, frowned slightly and shrugged when asked whether he would play at the Athens Olympics.
Moeller hits for cycle
Brewers catcher accomplishes feat in win over Reds
April 28, 2004
Chad Moeller felt awful, except at the plate.
Yankees break loose against A’s
Sierra keys New York’s comeback with eighth-inning double in 10-8 win
April 28, 2004
Even Ruben Sierra figured his shot would go foul.
Kansas fossil hunter’s find may be one that gets away
Legislature weighs offer on X-fish
April 28, 2004
Alan Detrich has offered to give the state a giant fossil fish he says is worth $10 million. But he said he’s growing frustrated by the fishy politics his proposal has inspired in Topeka, and he might, instead, just sell the specimen to an Irish museum.
U.S. inflicts heavy toll on insurgents in 2 cities
April 28, 2004
U.S. forces fought heavy battles Tuesday in Najaf and Fallujah but appeared no closer to regaining control of the cities after a 3-week-old uprising in each.
Colleges seek easing of visa process
Move would stem drop in graduate schools’ foreign-born applicants
April 28, 2004
A steep decline in graduate school applications from foreign students has university administrators pushing the federal government to reform the visa process. Their argument: The trend could cost U.S. schools much-needed revenue and research help, and make America seem isolated in the eyes of the world.
Kansas-Cal game delayed a year
April 28, 2004
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team won’t be playing the University of California in this winter’s Feist Shootout in Kemper Arena, after all.
Landscape transformation welcome alternative at school
Volunteers, students spruce up grounds
April 28, 2004
Bonnie Robinson doesn’t enjoy much of a view while eating her lunch outside Lawrence Alternative High School.
Jayhawk briefs
April 28, 2004
¢ KU soccer coach recalls slain Nebraska player ¢ Magazine taps Vaughn ¢ Hinrich All-Rookie teamer ¢ Jayhawks tie for fifth
Lions play numbers game
LHS takes two of three matches in quad
April 28, 2004
Lawrence High’s Tommy Johnson knew he wouldn’t be fatigued Tuesday evening because he was playing only one tennis match.
Weighing policy and religion
April 28, 2004
John Kerry made a familiar statement about abortion last week. Bill Clinton said it before him. Many Democrats who wish to remain in the good graces as well as the political clutches of the abortion-rights lobby say it. Kerry said he wants to keep abortion “safe, legal and rare.”
Horoscopes
April 28, 2004
American public focused on ‘04 election
April 28, 2004
Here’s a new element to factor into your calculations about the 2004 election: The turnout is likely to be the highest in a generation.
Briefly
April 28, 2004
¢ Kerry following Cheney with Westminster visit ¢ Republican Specter narrowly wins primary
Briefly
April 28, 2004
¢ Gadhafi makes first visit to Europe since 1989 ¢ ‘Unidentified terrorists’ hit former U.N. building