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Sebelius signs bill designed to help fuel ethanol sales
April 4, 2005
(Updated Monday at 3:00 p.m.) Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed a bill today designed to encourage the use of ethanol in Kansas.
Printer connects local man to controversial Schauner postcard
April 4, 2005
(Updated Monday at 2:39 p.m.) A local printer says Mike Capra, a frequent critic of Lawrence City Commission candidate David Schauner, attempted to print a political mailer containing the same language as one voters received Thursday that spuriously attempted to link the incumbent to domestic abuse.
Governor signs bill increasing penalty for fleeing from police
April 4, 2005
(Updated Monday at 9:37 a.m.) It just became a more serious crime in Kansas to flee from police — especially if someone dies in the ensuing chase.
Highs climbing into the 80s today
April 4, 2005
(Updated Monday at 7:23 a.m.) Pull out your shorts and sandals — another summer-like day is in store for Lawrence, with temperatures soaring into the 80s. “There’s great weather in the forecast,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “If you enjoyed Sunday, with a high of 82, you’ll enjoy today.”
Rally supports clean campaign
City Commission candidates join group denouncing attack ad on Schauner
April 4, 2005
With signs that read “Keep your mud!” and “Say no to dirty politics,” nearly 100 people gathered Sunday to denounce tactics used to attack a city commission candidate.
Patriotic sentiments covered letters of Civil War era
April 4, 2005
The slogan proclaims “Death to Traitors,” and next to it is a caricature of a man stomping on a Confederate flag.
City making progress toward historic goal
Fund-raising for Sesquicentennial Point passes halfway mark
April 4, 2005
Fund-raising for a plaza to commemorate the city’s 150th birthday is more than halfway complete.
Business venture proposed for homeless residents
April 4, 2005
Hubbard Collinsworth is homeless and could use some help. But the Lawrence man said that didn’t mean he needed another government-funded social welfare program. He thinks the city’s homeless population can work its way out of the depths of despair, if city officials will give them their blessing and some seed money.
Invaluable
Consider the many outstanding people who have stepped forward to fill key interim jobs at KU over the years.
April 4, 2005
The recent decision to have former Kansas University law Dean Mike Davis accept an interim deanship until a new full-time selection can be made called attention to how blessed KU has been through the years by people willing to do what seems best “for the good of the order.” Davis was a solid choice for the assignment and KU was lucky to have him available. Law Dean Stephen McAllister filled in as head of the Dole Institute of Politics while a full-time director was sought.
Liberal bias?
April 4, 2005
People
April 4, 2005
¢ Nickelodeon award winners offer slime, advice ¢ Grammy-winning rapper’s autograph session broken up ¢ Opera star drops out of slave drama role
Peanut industry gains favor after fat-phobic ‘90s
April 4, 2005
Peanuts, a dietary outcast during the fat-phobic 1990s, have made a comeback, with consumption soaring to its highest level in nearly two decades and more doctors recommending nuts as part of a heart-healthy diet.
U.S. baseball still thriving
April 4, 2005
The rule of thumb is that every team — we are talking baseball today, so if you really want to read about stuff like Social Security reform, look elsewhere on this page — will win 60 of its 162 games, will lose 60 and will play the season to settle the other 42. But the 2004 Arizona Diamondbacks did not get the memo explaining this.
Panel: U.S. ignored advice of arm inspectors before war
April 4, 2005
Of all the claims U.S. intelligence made about Iraq’s arsenal in the fall and winter of 2002, it was a handful of new charges that seemed the most significant: secret purchases of uranium from Africa, biological weapons being made in mobile laboratories, and pilotless planes that could disperse anthrax or sarin gas into the air above U.S. cities.
Clutter murders reminiscent of Starkweather crimes
April 4, 2005
As news of four murders in Holcomb, Kan., began appearing in newspapers across the country in November 1959, people living in Lincoln, Neb., understood the fear of suspected killers running wild.
Brother, friends object to portrayal of Bonnie Clutter by Capote
April 4, 2005
It was his sister who they wrote about, don’t people understand that? It wasn’t some anonymous woman in an anonymous town who died an anonymous death. It was Howard Fox’s sister, Bonnie, older by three years, who loved playing with dolls as a child and studied nursing in college and became the most devoted mother he knew. It was his sister who was murdered at age 45 and then became a character in a nonfiction sensation.
Royals hope to improve on woeful 2004 season
After dropping 104 games a year ago, K.C. seeks repeat of success in 2003
April 4, 2005
Let’s see: The slugger hasn’t played a full season in two years.
Bautista shines in finale
K.C. pitcher blanks Houston for 5 2/3 innings in final spring game
April 4, 2005
Kansas City right-hander Denny Bautista showed again Sunday that he might already be over those rookie nerves.
Opening Day’ under way
Royals to face optimistic Tigers today
April 4, 2005
There’s always a buzz on Opening Day — even for the Detroit Tigers, who haven’t had a winning record in 12 years.
Capitol Briefing
News from the Kansas Statehouse
April 4, 2005
¢ Pine Internet proposal ¢ Self-effacing ¢ Conservative prayer ¢ Making camp ¢ Schedule ¢ Quote of the week
Area briefs
April 4, 2005
¢ Gifted students invited to Duke TIP program ¢ Baker announces scholarship winners ¢ Author to discuss book on black family
Briefly
April 4, 2005
¢ Amtrak train derails, injuring 26 passengers ¢ Group condemns steroid use by young athletes ¢ Privacy groups criticize plan to embed ID chips
Briefly
April 4, 2005
¢ Pope’s funeral won’t postpone royal wedding ¢ Two killed in bombings at store, airport ¢ U.N. envoy: Withdrawal to be completed April 30 ¢ Tsunami survivors pray at Buddhist temple
Area briefs
April 4, 2005
¢ Farmland plant fire quickly extinguished ¢ George McGovern to lecture in Ottawa ¢ KU radio station earns state awards
Florida is harbinger of U.S. future
April 4, 2005
Eight decades ago, this state was the site of the first great modern retirement real estate boom — followed swiftly by the first great modern real estate bust. Five years ago, it was the venue for the most contentious presidential election struggle in more than a century. This spring, Pinellas Park has been the focus of a drama over the fate of a brain-damaged woman who became an international symbol.
Is there a plan?
April 4, 2005
Gimmicky ‘Mork’ expose is hopelessly earthbound
April 4, 2005
There are so many ridiculous and cringe-worthy aspects of the made-for-TV tell-all “Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of ‘Mork & Mindy’” (8 p.m., NBC) I couldn’t take my eyes off it.
The week ahead
April 4, 2005
Briefcase
April 4, 2005
¢ Some analysts warn of $100-per-barrel oil ¢ Interest rates still hurting stock prices
Sisters, family: Surviving Clutter daughters hope to preserve their parents’ legacy
April 4, 2005
The scrapbooks and stories tell the family’s true history. Within three thick red binders are children’s photos, graduation announcements, tidbits of diaries, correspondence through the years and mementos of Herb and Bonnie Clutter’s family. Then there are the stories Beverly English, 65, has written about each of her parents — stories describing everything from what kind of music they enjoyed to how Bonnie would kill and pluck a chicken for dinner.
Fix the roads
April 4, 2005
Embarrassing
April 4, 2005
Not so clueless
April 4, 2005
Self supporter
April 4, 2005
Dangerous plan
April 4, 2005
Abilene adult store battle continues
April 4, 2005
New charges have been filed against an adult novelty and video store, even as the business continues to press its case that the county’s longtime push to shut it down is unconstitutional.
Congressional Briefing
News from the Kansas delegation in Washington, D.C.
April 4, 2005
¢ A ‘second chance’ ¢ March Madness ¢ Social Security
Border patrol project reports first arrests
April 4, 2005
Volunteers for an effort to patrol the Mexican border reported their first sighting of suspected illegal immigrants, resulting in 18 arrests, authorities said Sunday.
Right-to-life debate likely to continue in statehouses
April 4, 2005
The arguments surrounding Terri Schiavo will live on in statehouse debate and new laws if an emerging coalition of disability-rights activists and right-to-lifers succeed in turning the national agony over her case into a re-examination of when and how our lives come to an end.
TV ad campaign to target Bush’s Social Security plan
April 4, 2005
A new organization created to defeat President Bush’s plans for Social Security intends to open a television ad campaign this week depicting the proposal as the tip of an iceberg that will cut benefits and raise the national debt.
KU fans split on whether to root for Roy
April 4, 2005
At Downtown Barber Shop, 824 Mass., “Roy’s room” is another name for the bathroom. The day former Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams announced he was leaving KU and going to North Carolina, the barbers here pulled a picture of Williams off the wall and relegated it to the bathroom at the rear of the shop. It now hangs directly in front of the toilet.
Left behind: Man lives painful life in shadow of brother’s crime
April 4, 2005
What people notice about 67-year-old Walter Hickock isn’t his comfortable drawl, his arthritis-pained hands or the reflective way he sometimes seems to withdraw. People remark about Walter’s last name because they’ve heard about his brother, Dick, a notorious murderer.
Harvick recovers to win at Bristol
After being punished, Harvick’s crew breaks 55-race winless streak in the Food City 500
April 4, 2005
Kevin Harvick’s crew chief was sulking at home, forbidden by NASCAR from coming to the track after he was caught cheating.
Ordonez ready to play
April 4, 2005
Magglio Ordonez said he had recovered from an intestinal ailment that sidelined him for four days and would be in the Tigers’ lineup today.
Surging Wolves hold off Kings
April 4, 2005
While the Timberwolves headed for the team bus after an impressive victory over the Kings, Wally Szczerbiak recited most of the Memphis Grizzlies’ remaining schedule by heart as he chatted with Ervin Johnson about Minnesota’s playoff chances.
Yanks top Boston to open 2005
Big Unit brilliant in New York debut, striking out six
April 4, 2005
The tallest Yankee ever began the big task of putting the Boston Red Sox back in their place.
Sanchez suspended for drug violation
April 4, 2005
Tampa Bay outfielder Alex Sanchez was suspended 10 days for violating baseball’s new policy on performance-enhancing drugs, the first player publicly identified under the major leagues’ tougher rules.
New faces, places highlight openers
April 4, 2005
Pedro Martinez has a new league to torment, Washington fields a new team and baseball has a new statistic to track — violators of a toughened steroids policy.
BU women advance to NCAA title game
Baylor overcomes 15-point deficit in 68-57 win
April 4, 2005
Baylor’s comeback ranked among the best in Final Four history. Its defense was determined and incredibly stingy.
Illinois gets chance to prove it’s No. 1
April 4, 2005
The best team in the country all season is an underdog today. By now, Illinois is used to it.
Simien denied Naismith Award
April 4, 2005
Out of all the quips and one-liners thrown out to the audience gathered for the National Association of Basketball Coaches award show Sunday night, the words of Duke forward Shelden Williams said it all regarding the distribution of player honors.
Brown pulling for UNC
Ex-KU coach ‘died’ after loss to Bucknell
April 4, 2005
A graduate of the University of North Carolina and longtime friend of Roy Williams, former Kansas University basketball coach Larry Brown definitely is rooting for the Tar Heels in tonight’s NCAA championship game.
KU falls at A&M, 7-5
April 4, 2005
Kansas University’s baseball team dropped its second straight Big 12 Conference series after winning the opener, falling to No. 16 Texas A&M, 7-5, Sunday at Olsen Field.
KU tennis loses to Tech
April 4, 2005
Kansas University was edged by Texas Tech, 4-3, in Big 12 Conference tennis Sunday.
Roy ‘bothered’ to be asked about calling Jayhawks
April 4, 2005
North Carolina coach Roy Williams bristles when asked about keeping in touch with Kansas University’s players.
Spartans rally past Vols
Down 16 in second, MSU storms to 68-64 victory
April 4, 2005
Michigan State’s climb to national prominence took the Spartans all the way over Rocky Top.
Wildfire threat flares up in Northwest, Southwest U.S.
April 4, 2005
It was a dry, warm winter across the Northwest, with experts in some areas saying they can’t remember the last time the snowpack was this low. It was just the opposite in the Southwest, with record winter rainfall that flooded deserts and caused murderous landslides.
Sunni Muslim selected as parliamentary speaker
April 4, 2005
Lawmakers broke days of rancorous stalemate Sunday and reached out to Iraq’s Sunni Muslim minority for their parliament speaker, cutting through ethnic and sectarian barriers that have held up selection of a new government for more than two months since the country’s first free elections in 50 years.
Opposition demands new elections
April 4, 2005
Zimbabwe’s embattled opposition on Sunday demanded new parliamentary elections under a different constitution, saying voting can never be free and fair under the current legislative framework.
Kyrgyz president agrees to resign
April 4, 2005
The ousted president of Kyrgyzstan said Sunday that he had reached agreement with representatives of his nation’s parliament on terms for him to resign officially today in a ceremony at the Kyrgyz Embassy here.
Church shifts into mourning, preparation
Pope lies in state at Vatican
April 4, 2005
The body of Pope John Paul II, his face placid, his pale hands clutching rosary beads, went on televised display Sunday as the Vatican began the long goodbye of a ritual-filled interregnum that will end with the election of his successor.
On the record
April 4, 2005
Lila Marie Behrends Botone, Lawrence
April 4, 2005
McLouth Middle School honor roll
April 4, 2005
McLouth Middle School has announced its third-quarter 2004-2005 honor roll students.
Cultural changes putting damper on protest songs
Popular Vietnam-era song written in K.C.
April 4, 2005
A song penned by Michael Brewer and Tom Shipley in a Kansas City coffee house 35 years ago landed the folk-rock duo on President Richard Nixon’s so-called “enemies list” and prompted Vice President Spiro T. Agnew to label them subversives of American youths.
City planning new water treatment facility
Lawrence City Commission agenda highlights ¢ 6:30 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
April 4, 2005
City commissioners are scheduled to advance plans for a new wastewater treatment plant on the Wakarusa River by issuing a request for proposals to engineering firms interested in designing the facility.
County to study exotic animal regulations
Douglas County Commission agenda highlights ¢ 8:30 a.m. today ¢ County Courthouse, 1100 Mass.
April 4, 2005
County commissioners will discuss proposals to amend exotic animal regulations in Douglas County. Animal Outreach of Kansas is proposing to add elephants to the county’s vicious animal resolution and no longer exempt traveling circuses from the resolution.
Mother regrets giving state custody of son
Parents forced to give up child so medical care would continue
April 4, 2005
It’s a choice no parent should have to make: Cope inadequately with a son or daughter’s ever-worsening mental illness or surrender the child to the state in hopes of assuring the care the child needs.
A look at opening night of FSHS’ Encore ‘05
April 4, 2005
Each year, juniors and seniors in Free State High School’s choral program put together their best solos, duets and group performances for Encore, the school’s pop and rock show. Encore ‘05 took place over the weekend. Journal-World photographer Jared Soares captured opening-night performances.
Sadie E. Bramble, Lawrence
April 4, 2005
Cleanup work available at Perry Lake
April 4, 2005
The Perry Lake Park is always looking for individuals, groups or families who are interested in volunteering to maintain the Perry Trail, a 30-mile hiking trail. Volunteer duties can be anything from litter pick-up, painting blue trail blazes on trees, pruning with lopping shears, picking up downed branches, mowing, placing signs, bridge building, trail-crossing construction, and chain-sawing of larger downed trees. Individuals can volunteer a few hours a year or many days each month, based on their interest and availability.
Texas A&M still too tough for Kansas
Aggies improve to 34-2 after completing sweep with 7-1 victory
April 4, 2005
Those weren’t bats Texas A&M’s softball players were carrying to home plate. They were torches.
Federer claims Nasdaq-100 title
Victory over Nadal gives Federer 22 straight victories
April 4, 2005
Taking on stylish Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal showed up with the flashier outfit and the game to match — for two sets, at least.
Horoscopes
April 4, 2005