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School advocates want nearly $1 billion, special master
April 6, 2005
(Updated Wednesday at 2:19 p.m.) The Legislature’s school finance bill is now in the hands of the Kansas Supreme Court.
Cardinals off to strong start
April 6, 2005
The Eudora High baseball team is off to an undefeated start, and the Cardinals have hopes of a good showing at regionals, and then state.
Scattered showers in today’s forecast
April 6, 2005
(Updated Wednesday at 10:19 a.m.)Sunshine broke out all over the city this morning. But cloudy, wetter weather — with some possible thunderstorms — are still in this afternoon’s forecast, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Pope and peace
April 6, 2005
Relevant words
April 6, 2005
Marlins end Smoltz’s outing early
Grand slam by Encarnacion big blast in Florida’s 9-0 victory over Braves
April 6, 2005
The season only was in the second inning when John Smoltz called it a day, fans taunting him with tomahawk chops as he trudged to the dugout, his first start in nearly four years a big bust.
Commentary: Williams isn’t offering any apologies
North Carolina had best collection of talent, but Tar Heels’ coach says ‘our group was a team’
April 6, 2005
There were moments in the two days leading up to Monday night’s national-championship game when it seemed North Carolina eventually would have to apologize for having such a talented collection of players.
Briefly
April 6, 2005
¢ Lawmakers finish up agreement on president ¢ Security forces storm compound, end standoff ¢ Attorney general urges renewal of Patriot Act ¢ Blair calls national election on May 5
Judge won’t disqualify herself in retrial of Westar executives
Court lays ground rules for attorneys, refuses to move case out of state
April 6, 2005
Attorneys defending David Wittig and another former Westar Energy Inc. executive will face restrictions on their behavior during a second criminal trial, imposed by a federal judge who rejected their request she remove herself from the case.
Charles ‘Chuck’ Dixon, Fort Scott
April 6, 2005
Horoscopes
April 6, 2005
Royal couple wins prize for endurance
April 6, 2005
I am not, by genealogy or nationality, a follower of the British royal family. The last monarch who mattered to Americans was George III, and God knows he made a mess of things.
Heat clinch top seed in East
Wade matches career-high with 39 points in win
April 6, 2005
Cross another item off Miami’s to-do list. The Heat have wrapped up home-court advantage for the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Jeter bails out Rivera, Yanks
Home run in ninth sends Red Sox to defeat
April 6, 2005
One minute, Mariano Rivera was bent over on the mound in disgust. The next, the Yankees were piling on Derek Jeter at home plate.
Woodling: Transfer not huge surprise
April 6, 2005
Seventy-one percent. That’s a lot. That’s how much offense Bill Self will have to replace next season. News that freshman Alex Galindo would be leaving the Kansas University men’s basketball program wasn’t as shocking as David Padgett’s departure last year, but the decision will have a ripple effect.
Schiavo mourned in funeral Mass
April 6, 2005
Hundreds of mourners gathered Tuesday to remember Terri Schiavo at a funeral Mass arranged by her parents, while her husband held on to her cremated remains and planned a separate service.
New drug program to aid uninsured
April 6, 2005
Drug manufacturers, under fire from consumer advocacy groups for opposing legislation to reduce prescription costs, announced Tuesday they would spend about $30 million through June to develop and promote a program that would help poor Americans gain access to the medicines they need.
Lawrence residents reporting suspicious telemarketing calls
April 6, 2005
Sixty-three-year-old Lawrence resident Jane Ellison said she got a call Tuesday morning telling her she’d won $5,500.
Local briefs
April 6, 2005
¢ Fire destroys family’s rural mobile home ¢ Shooting suspect’s trial date scheduled ¢ Forum planned on water line projects ¢ National board revokes fraternity’s charter ¢ Commission advances sewer plant project
Bears claim championship
April 6, 2005
Baylor now has a basketball team it can celebrate. And oh, what a celebration it was.
KU lacrosse squad 1-2 at division championship
April 6, 2005
Kansas University’s women’s club lacrosse team defeated Oklahoma State, but bowed to Missouri and Nebraska in the Central Plains western division championships Saturday.
Asparagus retains al dente flavor in skillet
April 6, 2005
Spring is, of course, an asparagus lover’s favorite season. Locally grown and freshly harvested asparagus is available for about a month beginning in April, and at my house we become a one-vegetable family during this period.
Township approves tax to pave roads
Eudora, Baldwin voters elect council, school board members
April 6, 2005
At least five miles of gravel road in Wakarusa Township will be paved annually for the next five years.
Mayoral races, school bond issues top state’s ballots
Election officials say gay marriage drew voters to Tuesday’s polls
April 6, 2005
Joe Reardon, son of former Kansas City, Kan., Mayor Jack Reardon, won election Tuesday as the next mayor of the Unified Government of Kansas City, Kan., and Wyandotte County.
Schauner narrowly defeats Bracciano
Amyx, Hack take top spots
April 6, 2005
It went to the wire. Political veterans Mike Amyx and Sue Hack took the top two spots in Tuesday’s race for Lawrence City Commission.
Van Go Mobile Arts set to expand
Fund raising under way to add space to East Lawrence facility
April 6, 2005
Tiffany Luthi isn’t sure what she’d be doing if she didn’t work at Van Go Mobile Arts after school four days a week.
WWII veteran and anthem singer dies
Arvid Grover remembered for performance before 2003 Jayhawk basketball game
April 6, 2005
Arvid Grover, 82, would break into song whenever he felt the urge.
Free State clips LHS … and SMNW
April 6, 2005
The schools share the same city, but before Tuesday’s meet at Lawrence High’s Knox Natatorium the LHS and Free State girls swimming squads never had competed in a dual.
Moody would rather pay and keep Galindo
April 6, 2005
Christian Moody says he’s “definitely honored” to receive a full men’s basketball scholarship for his senior year at Kansas University.
Seal slaughter
April 6, 2005
True fans
Real Jayhawk fans should hope for continued success for both Roy Williams and Bill Self.
April 6, 2005
Congratulations to Roy Williams!
Divisions still stymie Iraqi government
April 6, 2005
If you care when American soldiers will come home from Iraq, pay attention to the power struggle in Baghdad.
Sen. Roberts wields influence
April 6, 2005
Some among us believe that innovative thoughts on weighty international issues are pretty much the limited purview of the men and women with Harvard, Princeton or Yale pedigrees. Though the Ivy League has produced many accomplished thinkers over the years that clearly is not always the case.
Veteran support?
April 6, 2005
Tactic decried
April 6, 2005
Johnson hero for Lions
April 6, 2005
After 96 minutes, Lawrence High junior Megan Johnson did what Mother Nature unsuccessfully attempted to do — end the city girls soccer showdown.
Seabury shuts out Flint Hills Christian
April 6, 2005
Laura Frizell scored on a penalty kick, and goalkeeper Lindsey Ahlen recorded a shutout as Seabury Academy defeated Manhattan Flint Hills Christian, 1-0, in its girls soccer opener Tuesday at the Youth Sports Inc. fields.
LHS softball earns sweep
April 6, 2005
The Lawrence High softball team opened the season in impressive fashion Tuesday in a doubleheader sweep of Shawnee Mission South.
Mavs, Johnson extend contract
April 6, 2005
A few weeks after taking over as coach of the Dallas Mavericks, Avery Johnson has agreed to a contract that keeps him in charge the next four seasons.
Bonds tells fans: ‘I will be back’
April 6, 2005
Barry Bonds received a 1-minute standing ovation from the sellout crowd and emphatically declared “I will be back,” when introduced before the Giants’ opener Tuesday.
Selig touts drug policy
April 6, 2005
Commissioner Bud Selig said Tuesday that the suspension of Alex Sanchez for testing positive under major league baseball’s new drug policy proved the system was working.
Frederick celebrated UNC title
April 6, 2005
Roy Williams greeted a horde of well-wishers in the wee hours Tuesday morning at his hotel suite in St. Louis.
Jayhawks rout ‘Roos
April 6, 2005
Serena Settlemier pitched a six-inning perfect game, and Kansas University run-ruled hapless Missouri-Kansas City, 8-0, Tuesday afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark.
Baker to dedicate new baseball facility
April 6, 2005
Baker University will dedicate its new baseball facility Saturday. Ceremonies at Sauder Field, which opened Feb. 26 as the new home of the Wildcats, will be at 4:45 p.m. The field is named for the family of Steve and Paula Sauder of Emporia, who provided primary funding.
Six selected for game
April 6, 2005
Six city and area high school football players will participate in the Greater Kansas City Metro Classic All-Star football game on June 16 at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. Free State’s Philip Weinmaster, Jarvis Doleman and Jamie Resseguie, Lawrence High’s Jeff Colter and Ian Handshy and Baldwin’s Ricky Baker will play in the game.
LHS golf seventh
April 6, 2005
Levi Oxford shot an 89 Monday, leading the Lawrence High boys golf team to a seventh-place finish at the Shawnee Mission South Invitational at Meadowbrook County Club. Nat Wells fired a 91, Austin Rueschoff a 95 and Jordan Mitchell a 99 to round out the lineup. As a team, LHS shot a 374.
Connecticut lawmakers indicate strong support for civil unions
April 6, 2005
Lawmakers said Tuesday they thought they had enough votes to pass a bill that would make Connecticut the first state to recognize civil unions between same-sex couples without intervention from the courts.
West Wing’ stage seems set for Vinick vs. Santos
April 6, 2005
If Jimmy Smits is destined to become the next U.S. president, he’s not dressing the part.
Will worst be first on ‘Idol’?
April 6, 2005
As predicted here, the chaff may be rising to the top of the “American Idol” heap (8 p.m., Fox). Last week, voters evicted Jessica Sierra, who had just been praised for having one of the strongest female voices of the group.
Most recent music releases earn passing grade
April 6, 2005
April is busting out all over with new albums from Garbage, Mint Condition, Mariah Carey, Frank Sinatra and many lesser known but very deserving talents. Grades for albums released Tuesday:
Bean counters
USDA report that legumes may reduce heart disease, cancer compels chefs to search for healthy recipes
April 6, 2005
Don’t be surprised when friends start bringing bean dishes to potluck gatherings this spring. The 2005 USDA Dietary Guidelines report which suggests that “diets including beans may reduce risk of heart disease and certain cancers” has everyone looking through their collections of bean recipes.
Spinach benefits health
April 6, 2005
Spinach is extremely high in healthful antioxidants.
Lawrence lauded as development ‘example’
Site selector cites KU partnership during conference
April 6, 2005
Tax breaks, training grants, infrastructure improvements and other incentives helped convince Serologicals Corp. to consider Lawrence as a site for a new $28 million manufacturing plant.
Fed chair’s comments lift stocks
Greenspan says high oil, gas prices strain energy markets
April 6, 2005
High oil and natural gas prices have put energy markets under the greatest strain in a generation, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Tuesday, but he warned against interfering with market forces he hoped would stabilize prices.
Commodities
April 6, 2005
Briefcase
April 6, 2005
¢ Trump wins approval for bankruptcy plan ¢ World Company leader new Cable TV Pioneer ¢ State hires director for travel and tourism
People
April 6, 2005
¢ Jennings to remain anchor as he battles lung cancer ¢ Spears, Federline to share their ‘personal love story’ ¢ Former 98 Degrees member wants to heat up mayoral race ¢ Eminem, 50 Cent team up for Anger Management Tour ¢ Former maid testifies she saw Jackson in shower with youth
School board race lacked turmoil of previous years
Mitchell, Grant join board, Robinson retains incumbent seat
April 6, 2005
The predictable happened. First-time candidates John Mitchell and Craig Grant each won seats on the Lawrence school board Tuesday. One-term incumbent Linda Robinson was re-elected.
County Clerk: Turnout near 33 percent
April 6, 2005
About a third of Douglas County voters went to the polls Tuesday, officials said. They were lured mostly by ballot questions about marriage and school bonds.
City passes $63M bond issues
April 6, 2005
Lawrence voters Tuesday approved a $54 million bond issue aimed at renovating, expanding and replacing buildings throughout the school district.
Douglas County alone rejects ban
April 6, 2005
Douglas County stood alone Tuesday in rejecting an amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage.
In the end, just a home
A house with a history of murder finds new life
April 6, 2005
Space is one of the things Donna Mader likes best about her house. So much in fact, that when she moved there in 1990, she hardly knew how to fill it all. Having been cramped with six children into a smaller place on the main highway for years, Donna simply didn’t have enough stuff.
Death penalty: Kansans continue to debate capital punishment decades later
April 6, 2005
In the days when the West was being won, frontier justice often was meted with a rope at the nearest tree, eliminating the complexities of judge and jury.
Beyond the fame: Holcomb has changed much from the time Capote wrote his book
April 6, 2005
In the opening paragraphs of “In Cold Blood,” Truman Capote wrote: “Until one morning in mid-November of 1959, few Americans — in fact, few Kansans — had ever heard of Holcomb.”
Passport needed to travel to United States’ neighbors
April 6, 2005
Starting in 2008, Americans traveling from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, the Caribbean and Panama will be required to show their passports to re-enter the United States under regulations proposed Tuesday by the Bush administration.
Smoke, bells will announce conclave’s decision
April 6, 2005
Responding to Pope John Paul II’s request, the Vatican will depart from centuries-old tradition by ringing bells in addition to sending up white smoke to signal the election of his successor.
Inmate, warden’s wife found 10 years after vanishing
April 6, 2005
A convicted murderer and a deputy warden’s wife who disappeared nearly 11 years ago have been found living together and raising chickens in Texas. The woman said she was held captive the whole time, staying with the killer out of fear her family would be harmed if she fled.
Driver guilty of involuntary manslaughter in triple fatality
April 6, 2005
A woman stopped twice for speeding about 90 minutes before a traffic accident that killed three people last year has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.
Wichita bishop ordained
April 6, 2005
The Rev. Michael Jackels was ordained bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wichita on Monday in a three-hour Mass attended by about 20 other bishops.
On the record
April 6, 2005
Karen ‘Denise’ Farris, Stafford
April 6, 2005
Erma Johnson Borland, Lakewood, Calif.
April 6, 2005
Ethel Franklin Bond, Sequim, Wash.
April 6, 2005
Services for Ethel Franklin Bond, 83, Sequim, are pending and will be in California.
Thelma Almeda Boyd, Pleasant Hill
April 6, 2005
New managing editor starts work at the Lawrence Journal-World
April 6, 2005
Dennis Anderson has joined the Lawrence Journal-World as the paper’s new managing editor.
Cecil Starbuck, Baldwin
April 6, 2005
Daniel ‘Bill’ Crownover, De Soto
April 6, 2005
Anna Elizabeth C. Bailey, Mound City
April 6, 2005
Wayne D. Bradley, Louisburg
April 6, 2005
A remembrance for Dr. Wayne D. Bradley, 74, Wayzata, Minn., and Louisburg, Kan., will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Saddle & Sirloin Club in Kansas City, Mo. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kan.
Novotny’s RBI single lifts LHS in eighth
April 6, 2005
John Novotny fulfilled the classic baseball dream scenario. On a two-strike count with two outs and Lawrence High down a run in the eighth inning, he knocked in two runs to give the Lions a 6-5 victory Tuesday over Shawnee Mission East at Ice Field.
O-North clobbers Free State
Firebirds sluggish as Eagles dominate
April 6, 2005
At Tuesday’s baseball game at Free State Field, several Firebird students had fun throwing water balloons at each other in the breezy conditions.
Daily ticker
April 6, 2005
Arvid Raymond Grover, Lawrence
April 6, 2005
Clarence E. ‘Poppie’ Knapp, Lawrence
April 6, 2005
Community theater to stage Agatha Christie whodunit
April 6, 2005
Europe’s longest-running murder mystery will be performed in Lawrence starting this week.
Fans hail conquering Tar Heels
North Carolina players return home to rousing reception
April 6, 2005
With thousands of Carolina blue-clad fans cheering in the Smith Center, Rashad McCants rested his left arm on the NCAA championship trophy and gave it a glance.
Price, Jayhawks eager to play WSU
April 6, 2005
Matt Baty doesn’t like to admit it, but he feels a little more fired up when playing his hometown team.
Nationals want first ‘W’
Washington has opener out of way
April 6, 2005
Now the Washington Nationals want Win No. 1.