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Vatican announces the death of Pope John Paul II
April 2, 2005
(Web Posted Saturday at 2:30 p.m.) The Vatican announced Saturday that Pope John Paul II had died at the papal residence in Vatican City. The pope, who served as the leader of the Catholic church for 26 years, was 84.
Unfortunate incident
A mean-spirited postcard shouldn’t be allowed to spoil an otherwise positive Lawrence City Commission campaign.
April 2, 2005
It’s too bad that a Lawrence City Commission campaign that has been conducted in a largely civil and respectful manner was marred this week by the anonymous distribution of a postcard making scurrilous and unsubstantiated charges against a commission candidate.
Fraternity stand
Kansas University’s Interfraternity Council should stand firm in its expulsion of Phi Kappa Theta.
April 2, 2005
Congratulations to the Interfraternity Council at Kansas University for standing by its expulsion of Phi Kappa Theta.
School solutions
April 2, 2005
Teacher morale
April 2, 2005
Business support
April 2, 2005
Bond questions
April 2, 2005
Help our own
April 2, 2005
Fox a threat?
April 2, 2005
Bush not pro-life
April 2, 2005
Oil prices fuel concerns in Midwest
April 2, 2005
Rising oil prices and interest rates have business managers across middle America concerned about their profits in the coming months, according to a monthly survey released Friday.
Kansas index drops, but remains ‘consistent, strong’
April 2, 2005
The Mid-America Business Conditions Survey of supply managers and business leaders in Kansas dropped to 65.6 in March, down from February’s regional high of 70.6 but still “consistent with strong growth during the next two quarters,” according to the report.
Prosecutors urge judge to keep Stewart sentence
April 2, 2005
Mocking Martha Stewart’s claim that home confinement is damaging to her business, federal prosecutors urged a judge Friday to make no changes to her sentence for lying about a stock sale.
Oil prices hit $57 a barrel
April 2, 2005
Oil prices rallied to a record close above $57 a barrel Friday, sparked by a surge in gasoline futures that could send the average retail cost of gasoline above $2.25 a gallon within a few weeks.
Children of God
April 2, 2005
Commodities
April 2, 2005
Briefly - Nation
April 2, 2005
¢ Schiavo autopsy done; funeral plans begin ¢ Officials say more teens knew about shooting ¢ Pharmacies must fill birth control orders ¢ Forecaster predicts active hurricane season ¢ FAA order to replace, improve insulation ¢ GM unveils, takes first fuel-cell truck for a spin ¢ E-mails reveal plan to falsify Yucca data ¢ Volunteers prepare for border patrol ¢ Sergeant competent to stand trial in attack ¢ New rules push NIH researcher to leave ¢ Terror warrants hit record last year
Ruling party secures parliament majority
April 2, 2005
President Robert Mugabe’s political party clinched a parliamentary majority Friday, but the opposition said the vote was stolen and urged Zimbabweans to protest the outcome.
Briefly - World
April 2, 2005
¢ Candidate declares presidential bid ¢ Ruling party says U.N. decision targets Islam ¢ Quake relief effort focusing on relief ¢ Explosion rocks mountain resort ¢ Panel strips mayor of political immunity ¢ Police arrest 13 people for Madrid bombings ¢ Disgruntled police suspected in massacre
With numbers in dispute, budget goes to Sebelius
April 2, 2005
Backed by improved state revenue projections, Republicans pushed an $11.3 billion budget through the Legislature on Friday, sending it to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Events to accompany dedication of memorial
April 2, 2005
A series of conferences, films and exhibits will accompany the dedication of the new Korean War Memorial at Kansas University later this month.
Program brings Islamic theologian for first time
Georgetown professor named 2005 Theologian in Residence
April 2, 2005
For the first time since its inception in 2000, the Theologian in Residence Program will be bringing a scholar of Islamic studies to Kansas University and the Lawrence community.
Fashionable faith
Downtown shop converts pop culture into Christian apparel
April 2, 2005
At Extreme Christian Clothing, God is in fashion. So is Jesus, heaven and Scripture. Even — gulp — Satan makes an appearance or two.
Events schedule announced
April 2, 2005
Cardinal rejects mix of religion, politics
April 2, 2005
The leader of Roman Catholics in England and Wales rejected what he called the “specter” of an American-style mixing of religion and politics on an Easter Sunday TV program.
Note to Asner: We hate gruff
April 2, 2005
Are we doomed by first impressions? If Lou Grant had never uttered those fateful words, “I hate spunk,” would Ed Asner have been spared a career of playing ornery but ultimately loveable cranks?
Sultry ‘Jocasta’ adaptation confusing at times
April 2, 2005
After 2,400 years of the tragedy from Oedipus’ point of view, it seems fair to hear from Jocasta. Paul Stephen Lim brings the queen’s story as told by Michele Fabien to the Lawrence Arts Center stage this weekend.
Best Bets
April 2, 2005
GOP shows off strength during session
Republicans take advantage of large majorities
April 2, 2005
From health care to school finance, Republicans flexed their majority muscle before adjourning Friday with the major part of this year’s legislative session.
City no longer crying fowl over woman’s pet rooster
April 2, 2005
Charlie, a 6-month-old bantam rooster, often helps Lawrence resident Karon Johnson get through bad days. And there have been more than a few bad days. About a year and a half ago, because of a serious heart condition, one of her legs was amputated.
Defendant in deadly chase gets 7 years
Nam Ouk Cho, 21, has already served two years for 2003 fatality
April 2, 2005
A judge Friday sentenced a Lee’s Summit, Mo., man to seven and a half years in prison for killing a Lawrence woman during a high-speed police chase in August 2003.
Local briefs
April 2, 2005
¢ Arguments to be filed in 1992 shooting case ¢ Murder victim’s mother appointed to state post
Ex-police officer indicted in porn case
April 2, 2005
A former police sergeant who worked on cases involving crimes against children was indicted Thursday on five federal counts of child pornography.
Around and about
April 2, 2005
Club News
April 2, 2005
FCE News
April 2, 2005
Military News
April 2, 2005
6News video: Screen Scene
April 2, 2005
Several modern movies have tried to bring the look and feel of a comic book to life. But “Sin City” is the first to successfully take this approach with a graphic novel.
Brown’s back hurting; Gagne on shelf
April 2, 2005
Kevin Brown’s fickle back is acting up again for the New York Yankees, just in time for the regular season. Eric Gagne’s elbow isn’t doing much better.
Pilgrims, tourists crowd St. Peter’s Square for vigil
April 2, 2005
Tens of thousands of people filled a floodlit St. Peter’s Square keeping a solemn vigil for a weakening Pope John Paul II, many staying on as the hours crept toward today’s dawn. Some held candles and others had teary eyes — a scene repeated at churches around the world.
World grieves as John Paul II nears death
No more hope’ that pontiff will recover
April 2, 2005
Pope John Paul II was near death as dawn approached today, his breathing shallow and his heart and kidneys failing, the Vatican said. Millions of faithful around the world paid homage, many weeping as they knelt with bowed heads, others carrying candles in prayer for the 84-year-old pontiff.
Lawrence Catholics pray for pope
April 2, 2005
School children gathered for a vigil Mass. Parish priests pondered John Paul II’s successor. And others simply let their emotions flow Friday as the world watched the final hours of a pope, who for many Catholics, was the only pontiff they had ever known.
Explosives found at Nichols’ old home
FBI didn’t look in crawl space in 1995
April 2, 2005
Tipped they may have missed evidence a decade ago, FBI agents searched the former home of convicted Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols and found blasting caps and other explosive materials apparently related to the 1995 attack, officials said Friday.
Schauner postcards prompt probe
April 2, 2005
Lawrence postal officials have launched an investigation into possible federal violations related to an anonymous, spurious postcard attempting to link City Commissioner David Schauner to domestic abuse.
Quarry hearing postponed to July
April 2, 2005
A decision on a controversial conditional-use permit for a proposed quarry near Lecompton won’t happen sooner than late July.
Lawrence Datebook
April 2, 2005
On the record
April 2, 2005
Correction
April 2, 2005
Because of an error in a report issued Thursday by state health officials, an item on page 1B of Friday’s Journal-World stating total abortions in 2004 for Kansas residents was incorrect.
Pauline Davis Scrivner, Lawrence
April 2, 2005
Louise ‘Weesie’ Rials, Lawrence
April 2, 2005
Michael R. ‘Mike’ Proctor, Lawrence
April 2, 2005
William F. ‘Bill’ Higgins, Peoria, Ill.
April 2, 2005
Berger admits document theft
April 2, 2005
Former national security adviser Sandy Berger, who once had unfettered access to the government’s most sensitive secrets, pleaded guilty Friday to sneaking classified documents out of the National Archives, then using scissors to cut up some of them.
Intelligence report sparks CIA feud
April 2, 2005
A bitter feud erupted Friday over claims by a presidential commission that top CIA officials apparently ignored warnings in late 2002 and early 2003 that a person nicknamed “Curveball” — the chief source of prewar U.S. intelligence about Iraqi germ weapons — was unreliable.
Unemployment rate falls despite limited hiring
April 2, 2005
America’s employers, hit by high energy bills, turned more cautious in March and boosted hiring by just 110,000 jobs, the fewest in eight months. Still, that was enough to push the unemployment rate down.
No clear favorite emerging
April 2, 2005
Michigan State is back where it started the postseason, Baylor is riding a surge of community support, and LSU comes in with a quiet determination.
Commentary: Doubts will mount if Williams doesn’t win
April 2, 2005
He doesn’t have Rick Pitino’s swaggering charm, or the fresh-faced innocence of Bruce Weber, or the scrappy brilliance of Tom Izzo. In fact, Roy Williams, coach at North Carolina, doesn’t have much here at the NCAA Final Four except the best team in the tournament.
Florence May Milner, Oskaloosa
April 2, 2005
Robert Alan Roller, Lawrence
April 2, 2005
Perkins honored
April 2, 2005
Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins received the NIT’s “Man of the Year” at halftime of Thursday night’s game in New York.
KU rowers to race today
April 2, 2005
Kansas University rowers will close their home season by entertaining Tulsa and Drake at 2 p.m. on the Kansas River at Burcham Park.
Royals payroll sliced $11.3M
April 2, 2005
One year after a franchise-record $47.6 million payroll netted the worst record in team history, the Kansas City Royals will start the 2005 season with a payroll of $36.3 million, the club’s lowest in four years.
Super Mario’
KU signee Chalmers stands out among standouts
April 2, 2005
At Tuesday’s McDonald’s All-American game media day/luncheon, there were all sorts of activities going on. Some players sat at tables discussing their futures with reporters. Some indulged in the endless quantity of free cheeseburgers and chicken strips. Others grouped together just to joke around and chat.
Miles, all-stars upend ‘Trotters
April 2, 2005
Aaron Miles played basketball in April in St. Louis — just not in the game he had hoped. The Kansas University senior guard wore a slight smile in the locker room after his National Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star team defeated the Harlem Globetrotters, 73-68, Friday at the Savvis Center, but still remained melancholy even after the thrilling victory that snapped a 533-game winning streak by the Globetrotters.
Lawrence photographer set to work 50th Final Four
April 2, 2005
This is a memorable weekend for Lawrence native Rich Clarkson. The nationally acclaimed photographer is in St. Louis to shoot his 50th NCAA Final Four.
FSHS wins Oklahoma state festival opener, 2-1
April 2, 2005
Free State High’s baseball squad saved its best for last Friday in the April State Festival.
Jayhawks playing host to A&M
April 2, 2005
Texas A&M does not appear to be what the doctor ordered for Kansas University’s struggling softball team.
Swingman Galindo considering transfer from KU
April 2, 2005
Wearing a white T-shirt and baggy blue Kansas University basketball shorts, Alex Galindo sauntered down a hallway leading to an Allen Fieldhouse training room on Friday afternoon, a cell phone stuck to his ear.
Bill to curb methamphetamine production goes to governor
April 2, 2005
A key ingredient for making methamphetamine no longer will be within easy reach of the public under legislation sent Friday to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
House passes bill setting firearm transport
April 2, 2005
Local governments could no longer prosecute people for transporting unloaded firearms in a closed container under legislation sent to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
FSHS boys track first at Ottawa Relays
April 2, 2005
Free State High’s boys squad was first out of six track teams, and the girls second Friday at the Ottawa Relays.
Highlights from the Kansas Legislature
April 2, 2005
6Sports video: Vikings take out Lions
April 2, 2005
The Lawrence High’s soccer team lost to Shawnee Mission West, 6-0, Friday night at the Youth Sports Inc. fields.
General election voter guide
April 2, 2005
On Tuesday, Douglas County voters will choose city commissioners and school board members, decide bond proposals for area schools and help determine whether the state’s constitution should prohibit gay marriage.
St. Louis comes ‘alive’
April 2, 2005
The love of college basketball added a carnival flair to this city Friday, as thousands of hoops fans arrived to celebrate the Final Four.
Open records legislation goes to governor
April 2, 2005
A public employee’s total compensation would be subject to public scrutiny under legislation sent Friday to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Brown back on Pistons’ bench
Detroit cruises past Clippers, clinches playoff spot
April 2, 2005
The undermanned Los Angeles Clippers could do little more than watch as the Detroit Pistons celebrated coach Larry Brown’s return to the bench by securing a playoff berth.
KUJH changes leave student programs out in the cold
April 2, 2005
Changes at KUJH, the Kansas University campus television station, have left student filmmakers without a venue for their shows.
With BTK suspect in jail, serial killer jokes abound
Psychologist calls lighter mood a coping mechanism
April 2, 2005
Wade Hampton superimposed the jailhouse mug shot of BTK suspect Dennis Rader onto an image of “Star Wars” villain Darth Vader, making his e-mail attachment an instant hit as it was countlessly forwarded around town.
Religion briefs
April 2, 2005
Biblical values
April 2, 2005
Facing our mortality is a painful task
April 2, 2005
“Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him” — Job 13:15. The tears surprised me. I pulled over, blinded by them. The incident is sharp in memory because it was a turning point: the moment I finally accepted the unacceptable. My mom was going to lose her battle with breast cancer. She was going to die.
Bigotry
April 2, 2005
Simons: Universities must support U.S. war, intelligence efforts
April 2, 2005
Headlines around the country this week reported the highly questionable intelligence capabilities of the United States leading up to the invasion of Iraq.
Legislative brief
April 2, 2005
¢ ‘Lew Perkins Provision’ goes to Gov. Sebelius
Society Calendar
April 2, 2005
People
April 2, 2005
¢ Haylie Duff joins ‘E News’ team for Nickelodeon awards ¢ WWE Hall welcomes Hogan ¢ Columnist rumored to be on the way out at Newsday ¢ Recording studio to serve as Ray Charles museum ¢ Teen surfing star launches ocean-theme fragrances ¢ Birthdays
Utah’s Bogut AP’s player of year
Simien third in voting; Weber earns coaching honor
April 2, 2005
Andrew Bogut parleyed an international basketball background into an All-American story. The 7-footer grew up in Australia with a passion for the game nurtured by his parents, both natives of Croatia.
Agency: Molester doesn’t pose danger
April 2, 2005
Lawrence residents shouldn’t worry that one of the state’s most notorious sex offenders is about to move to an undisclosed location in the city.
Sunni clerics encourage Iraqis to join, support security forces
April 2, 2005
Influential Sunni Muslim clerics who once condemned Iraqi security force members as traitors made a surprise turnaround Friday and encouraged citizens to join the nascent police and army.
Weddings
April 2, 2005
One interpretation
April 2, 2005
Religious rights
April 2, 2005
Airbus to weigh tax offers in picking U.S. site
April 2, 2005
The parent of European plane maker Airbus might accept tax breaks and other government incentives in the United States that are similar to those it criticized rival Boeing Co. for receiving.
Briefcase
April 2, 2005
¢ Waterline break affects downtown businesses ¢ MCI calls on Qwest ¢ Yellow Roadway CEO earns $6.9 million
Korean War Memorial at KU finally complete
April 2, 2005
After more than 30 years of discussions, the Korean War Memorial at Kansas University is finally complete.
Faith forum
April 2, 2005
Do we have the right to die, or is that up to God?
Fathers, sons must find common ground
April 2, 2005
As a father, what should I be trying to accomplish with my son in his teen years?
Historic Chicago church seeks new members
April 2, 2005
Around the neighborhood on South Michigan Avenue, glib banners tout new condominiums and town houses for sale. By contrast, the sign gracing the front steps of the Second Presbyterian Church, inviting all to a pancake breakfast, is small, discreet and welcoming — a bit like the efforts to revive the historic church’s congregation.
People and Places
April 2, 2005
Rachel E. Blurton Marion, Lawrence
April 2, 2005
Jayhawks clip Aggies in 12th
KU earns 7-5 extra-inning victory at A&M
April 2, 2005
Jared Schweitzer’s RBI double in the 12th inning pushed Kansas University past No. 16 Texas A&M, 7-5, on Friday night before 6,511 fans at Olsen Field.
Golfer Ward feted
April 2, 2005
Kansas University senior Kevin Ward has been named Golf World Magazine college player of the week after shooting a career-best 64 in the second round of the Stevinson Ranch Invitational.
High school sports scores from April 1
April 2, 2005
Not much plan
April 2, 2005
Petting zoos lose favor after E. coli outbreak
April 2, 2005
Shannon Smowton’s trip to the fair should have ended with happy memories of carnival rides and cute farm animals. Instead, the 5-year-old is clinging to life, her kidneys under attack from the E. coli infection she apparently caught at the fair.
Infection caused organ failure
April 2, 2005
Like many other elderly people with chronic illnesses, Pope John Paul II suffered a cascade of organ failures triggered by a simple bacterial infection.
John Paul II’s successor may be ‘transitional’ pope
April 2, 2005
Pope John Paul II has named nearly every cardinal who will elect his successor, but that does not mean the next pontiff will be just like him.
Millions of faithful pray for pontiff
April 2, 2005
Crawling on their knees and bowing their heads, millions of faithful around the world appealed Friday for the recovery — or the eternal rest — of a man who transcended the Roman Catholic Church’s highest office.
Vikings blank Lions, 6-0
April 2, 2005
Lawrence High’s girls soccer team only could bend without breaking for so long Friday night at the Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Mayer: Were Jayhawks overcoached or undertaught?
April 2, 2005
“The sport is overcoached and undertaught.” Wish I’d thought of that, but I’ve neither the intellect nor the expertise. It comes from Bob Hurley, basketball coach for 34 years at St. Anthony High in Jersey City, N.J. He’s won a lot and turned out many major college players, not the least of whom is son Bobby Hurley, who was a Duke All-America point guard.
Horoscopes
April 2, 2005
Scouting News
April 2, 2005
NCAA Capsules
April 2, 2005