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Napster fights for life in copyright infringement suit
March 2, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 3:23 p.m.) Fighting for its life in court, Napster told a judge Friday that it will unveil a screening system this weekend that will block users from trading pirated music through its Web site.
Mansfield wins sixth spot in city commission primary
Friday’s canvass shows Mansfield wins sixth spot by nine votes
March 2, 2001
(Updated Friday at 11:48 a.m.) Adam Mansfield won the race to be the sixth Lawrence City Commission candidate to advance to the April 3 general election according to Friday’s canvass of the primary vote.
AG’s assistant defend foundation creation
March 2, 2001
A House Democrat seeking answers about a $75 million charitable trust created by Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall said Thursday that he was preparing a legal challenge to take to the Kansas Supreme Court.
Panel OKs registration of beer kegs
March 2, 2001
A bill requiring liquor stores to keep track of who buys their beer kegs rolled out of committee Thursday. The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee’s endorsement came only a day after some members complained they had too many questions about the bill to proceed with a vote.
More wells found; evacuees can’t go home
March 2, 2001
Evacuated residents of the Big Chief Mobile Home Park will be kept from their homes indefinitely because of the recent discovery of three old brine wells nearby, City Manager Joe Palacioz said.
Class-size proposal brought to school panel
March 2, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Four groups Thursday asked the Lawrence school district’s budget committee for a combined $708,000 to hire additional staff and support district programs.
New principal named at Prairie Park
Phoenix educator to lead school
March 2, 2001
By Tim Carpenter David Williams will abandon the year-round warmth of Phoenix for the shifting seasons in Lawrence to become principal of Prairie Park School.
Law library planned for judicial center
March 2, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Attorneys have approved a plan to establish a law library at the Douglas County Judicial & Law Enforcement Center.
DA turns to counseling on domestic violence cases
March 2, 2001
By Joy Ludwig For some perpetrators of domestic violence, intensive counseling might be more effective than criminal charges, some Lawrence officials say.
Edward Bassett
March 2, 2001
Baur Services
March 2, 2001
Conner services
March 2, 2001
Tax task force discusses growth
March 2, 2001
By Joel Mathis Mayor Jim Henry’s task force on tax abatements got under way Thursday with a wide-ranging discussion that touched on many of the growth issues facing Lawrence.
On the record
March 2, 2001
Bin Laden praises bombing of U.S. ship
March 2, 2001
The world’s most wanted Islamic militant, Osama bin Laden, has applauded the bombing of the USS Cole in Aden, describing the destroyer as a ship of injustice that sailed to its doom.
Livestock disease spreading in Britain
March 2, 2001
Britain and Ireland struggled Thursday to contain an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, and the first cases in Scotland were confirmed at farms near Lockerbie.
Payment increases for HMOs serving Medicare patients
March 2, 2001
The government began paying more money Thursday to private health plans that serve Medicare patients, with the prospect of a further increase in 2002.
Bush’s daughter’s friend gets Secret Service ride out of jail
March 2, 2001
An 18-year-old arrested on alcohol charges at a college party got a ride from Secret Service agents after his release from the Tarrant County jail, authorities said.
Carnegie fund honors everyday ‘heroes’
March 2, 2001
An Alabama man who helped rescue an unconscious pregnant woman from her runaway sport utility vehicle two years ago is among 23 people being honored by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.
Marines’ data seized in Osprey investigation
March 2, 2001
The Pentagon’s inspector general has seized data from computers of two Marine generals as part of an investigation into an alleged cover-up of problems with the V-22 Osprey aircraft, The Washington Post reported Friday.
Gene-altered corn seed stock to be destroyed
March 2, 2001
Agriculture officials on Thursday told seed dealers to quickly determine how much of the nation’s corn seed stocks contain the genetically engineered variety that prompted massive recalls of food and corn crops last year.
Defendant takes stand, says he was protecting sister
March 2, 2001
By Kevin Bates A Lawrence man took the stand in his own defense Thursday, claiming that although he carried a gun into an apartment where he later shot another man, he was only protecting his sister and didn’t intend to kill the man.
U.S. certifies drug-fighting partners
March 2, 2001
The government certified 20 of 24 countries as fully cooperating with U.S. anti-drug efforts Thursday, including close allies Mexico and Colombia despite those two nations’ continuing drug-producing and trafficking status.
New ‘nonlethal’ energy ray to be used against civilians
March 2, 2001
The Pentagon on Thursday unveiled a new “non-lethal” weapon designed to drive off an adversary with an energy beam that inflicts pain without causing lasting harm.
William Turner
March 2, 2001
NBA briefs
March 2, 2001
Strickland released by Washington Cavs’ Gatling appeals hefty $10,000 fine
Firebirds back in familiar territory
Free State girls team 3-1 in Olathe East’s gymnasium this season
March 2, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Free State High’s girls basketball team missed out on a chance to play host to a Class 6A sub-state, but playing at Olathe East might be the next best thing.
Arizonia topples OSU
Wildcats win 20th game, yet Woods’ struggles continue
March 2, 2001
Luke Walton matched his season high with 16 points as ninth-ranked Arizona beat Oregon State 65-54 Thursday night to give the Wildcats a 20-win season for the 14th year in a row.
Pancake winner undergoes surgery
March 2, 2001
Three-time International Pancake Race winner Lisa Spillman underwent an emergency appendectomy just one day after her record-breaking run, officials at Southwest Medical Center said Thursday.
Stiles breaks record
Bears’ player scores 30 points against Creighton
March 2, 2001
Breaking the NCAA scoring record brought Jackie Stiles relief more than anything else.
Washington declared federal disaster area
March 2, 2001
The damage estimate from the Northwest earthquake climbed to $2 billion Thursday as engineers inspected bridges, buildings, dams and roads. But the region congratulated itself for escaping far worse damage.
Weir fires career low
Sizzling 62 best score in Miami
March 2, 2001
Mike Weir shot a career-low 62 for a two-stroke lead in the Genuity Championship.
Redskins cut Stubblefield
March 2, 2001
The Washington Redskins, facing a salary cap deadline, cut defensive tackle Dana Stubblefield on Thursday.
Chiefs suspect tampering
KC signs Shields to six-year contract
March 2, 2001
The Kansas City Chiefs are refusing to rule out the possibility that tampering was involved in quarterback Elvis Grbac’s decision to become a free agent. “I don’t know about that, specific to tampering,” Chiefs’ president and general manager Carl Peterson said Thursday. “I will be an interested bystander … to see who and when Elvis does sign with and for how much.”
Lottery contractor GTECH being sued
Former employee claims company trying to ‘discredit’ her
March 2, 2001
By Dave Ranney A Lawrence woman who last year filed a sexual harassment complaint against the company that runs the Kansas Lottery’s online games says her case is headed to federal court. Kelly Fisher, who said she quit her job after being pressured to dig up dirt on lottery officials, said efforts to settle her complaint broke down after company officials leaked terms of a settlement offer to key legislators.
Chenowith expects emotional Senior Day
Jayhawk center’s mother, who won battle against cancer, will be in attendance
March 2, 2001
By Gary Bedore An emotional young man, Eric Chenowith may need a crying towel before and after Sunday’s Senior Day game against Missouri. Chenowith’s parents, Bob and Janey, will be introduced before the game amid a shower of flowers from the Allen Fieldhouse stands. Also, Chenowith and fellow Kansas basketball seniors Luke Axtell and Kenny Gregory will give short speeches after the 1 p.m. Border War battle.
Budget woes close Kansas Summer Theatre
March 2, 2001
By Jan Biles The curtain won’t go up for Kansas Summer Theatre this year. The summer theater program, a tradition on the Kansas University campus for more than 25 years, will not be offered as University Theatre tries to wipe out a $60,000 budget deficit, said Del Unruh, its director.
Eudora to accept hauled septage
Council authorizes plan on trial basis
March 2, 2001
By Joy Ludwig A new plan to dispose of Douglas County’s septic waste may not cost taxpayers a dime. The Eudora City Council this week authorized its city engineer to try his plan to allow septic waste haulers to take loads to the city’s wastewater treatment plant.
Power plant bill re-energized
Committee approves plan to give electric companies tax breaks
March 2, 2001
By Scott Rothschild A House committee Thursday OK’d a bill giving companies tax breaks for building power plants. The approval came just eight days after the proposal was defeated by the same committee.
Special athlete goes for the gold
Ottawan chosen to compete this weekend in Anchorage games
March 2, 2001
By Amber Stuever Chuck Crawford is a world-class athlete. His box of medals testifies to his accomplishments. So, too, do his stories of past successes. Today, Crawford takes a step toward adding to his accomplishments when he leaves for the Special Olympics World Games in Alaska.
Research meets profit motive
March 2, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe Let me begin this medical seminar with a pop quiz. Which one of these words best describes Jonas Salk: (a) Altruist, (b) Pure Scientist, (c) Chump, or (d) All of the Above.
U.S. needs strategy on Mideast
March 2, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Don Rumsfeld and Colin Powell have responded to the urgent, sticking fingers in the leaky dike of U.S. foreign policy. Now they and President Bush must concentrate on the important: developing long-term strategies for the Middle East.
U.S. economy still falling but at slower pace
March 2, 2001
A series of economic reports released Thursday offered mixed messages about the direction of the economy.
Firebirds stun Leavenworth
Free State wins sub-state semifinal to set up clash with LHS
March 2, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Talk about March madness. Free State High’s boys basketball team won a wild Class 6A sub-state semifinal game Thursday night in front of a raucous, bipartisan crowd in the standing-room-only Lawrence High gym, toppling defending state champion Leavenworth, 58-56.
Economy slips in Midwest
Unemployment, inflation up, survey says
March 2, 2001
The Midwest economy slipped again in February and is at its lowest point since the nine-state regional surveys began in September 1994, a polling of purchasing managers indicated Thursday.
Oracle earnings to fall short
Technology company blames delay in customer spending
March 2, 2001
Oracle Corp., the world’s second largest software maker, joined the list of technology companies blaming delays in spending by its customers for weak earnings. Redwood Shores, Calif.-based Oracle said preliminary figures show it earned 10 cents a share in the fiscal third quarter ended Wednesday.
Daily ticker
March 2, 2001
Religion briefs
March 2, 2001
Guest minister-organist to appear at service Praise Temple to dedicate building Catholic sister to talk on capital punishment Common Thread coming to Lecompton church Trinity presents Adult Forum program Adult confirmation class to begin
Spirituality
March 2, 2001
Faith-based programs eyed for federal penitentiaries Jewish groups in Rhode Island tightening security
Is Esther, the biblical book underlying Purim, a comedy?
March 2, 2001
Jews are noted for humor, but was the biblical book of Esther written as a comedy? True, it provides the basis for Judaism’s most lighthearted festival, Purim, which begins at sundown Thursday. But could an ancient holocaust plan to exterminate a nation’s Jews have been a laughing matter?
See Spot Run’ sports good-natured laughs
March 2, 2001
If you “See Spot Run,” you’ll also see chunks of “Big Daddy,” “Home Alone 2,” “102 Dalmatians” and “Rugrats”-style bathroom humor all floating in one giant comic smoothie.
William Shatner beams up beauties
March 2, 2001
When they invented the Trekkie catch phrase “live long and prosper,” they must have been talking about William Shatner’s career. What other TV over-actor could remain at the center of the national spotlight for five decades?
Margaret Pearson
March 2, 2001
Heart attacks increasing among young adults, teens
March 2, 2001
The death rate from cardiac arrest rose surprisingly among young American adults in the 1990s, climbing 10 percent in men and 32 percent in women, federal officials said Thursday.
House panel OKs Bush tax cuts
March 2, 2001
Republicans have put President Bush’s across-the-board tax cut on a congressional fast track that Democrats fear could prematurely commit a huge chunk of future budget surpluses and create pressure for deep spending cuts later.
World briefs
March 2, 2001
Satellite surveillance of Iraq sites considered New prime minister vows economic renewal N. Korea accused of opium smuggling Oil workers released after ransom paid
National briefs
March 2, 2001
Mayor cancels Mardi Gras parties No Powerball jackpot winner
National briefs
March 2, 2001
SMU to offer benefits to same-sex couples Adoption dad arrested for baby-sitter molestation Target practice in park prompts man’s arrest Reno day-care worker accused of sex abuse
Plea agreement working in alleged school plot
Judge agrees to delay hearings while defense attorneys, prosecutors bargain
March 2, 2001
Lawyers for one of three teen-agers accused in what authorities call a Columbine-style plot against their high school said they will try to work out an agreement to avoid a trial.
Bassett, former journalism dean, dies at 72
March 2, 2001
Edward Bassett, a former Kansas University School of Journalism dean, died Thursday at home. He was 72.
NASA trims space station budget
March 2, 2001
The people flying the space shuttle and building the new International Space Station tried to keep their chins up Thursday amid new talk that cost overruns and tight budgets will mean a smaller orbiting outpost.
NASA cancels experimental X-33 space plane
March 2, 2001
Beset by financial and technical problems putting people in space, NASA on Thursday shot down its proposed space plane after spending nearly $1 billion on it.
Palestinian militant suspected in car bomb
March 2, 2001
An Israeli was killed and nine other people were injured Thursday when a taxi, suspected of carrying a Palestinian militant armed with a bomb, exploded at a police roadblock in northern Israel.
Taliban to blow up statues
March 2, 2001
Defying an international outcry, Taliban soldiers on Thursday began destroying all statues in Afghanistan even targeting two soaring, ancient statues of Buddha carved into the face of a mountain.
Poor state of health care chronicled
March 2, 2001
Despite major advances in medical research and disease treatment, the American health-care system is failing to improve the care of patients, according to a major new report by the Institute of Medicine.
LHS to face formidable foe
Aquinas has defeated LHS twice
March 2, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High girls basketball coach David Platt knows firsthand the quality of Overland Park Aquinas basketball.
Pentagon admits Iraq missiles went astray
March 2, 2001
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday that last week’s airstrike on Iraq accomplished its goal, but admitted what the Pentagon previously had been unwilling to say publicly: Navy bombs used in the attack performed much worse than expected.
KU sets money woes in lawmakers’ laps
Legislators say they’re ‘in the dark’
March 2, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Kansas University officials Thursday asked lawmakers to restore funds cut by Gov. Bill Graves, but several lawmakers asked KU to be more forthcoming about behind-the-scenes budget dealing.
Briefly
March 2, 2001
Cuban culture as seen by camera to be on exhibit KU alumna to compete for Miss USA tonight Lawrence school district to honor top teachers Trial date scheduled in molestation case
Bigamist’ priest
Catholic leader tries to do right by his family, flock
March 2, 2001
His love affair with Harley-Davidsons isn’t what makes Robert McElwee the rarest of Roman Catholic priests. What sets him apart is that he shares this passion with his wife. As Catholic leaders in America confront a worsening shortage of priests, McElwee is one of a handful of reinforcements to arrive, family in tow, from the ranks of Protestant clergy.
Reporting on religion
Clergy, journalists weigh media coverage
March 2, 2001
By Jim Baker For the Rev. Paul Gray, his impression that the mainstream national media have an anti-religion bias hardened as he watched the confirmation hearings for U.S. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft.
Emily Mulanax
March 2, 2001
Bennett, Del Greco among cuts
NFL teams race the clock to meet salary cap deadline
March 2, 2001
Cornelius Bennett, one of just 11 players to appear in at least five Super Bowls, and kicker Al Del Greco were among the casualties Thursday as teams raced to get under the $67.4 million salary cap by the midnight deadline.
Area briefs
March 2, 2001
Hearing slated today in kidnapping case Traffic stop precedes deputy’s injury Workshop to help couples relieve stress Haskell to play host to nursing conference
Horoscopes
March 2, 2001
Cheap prices entice investors
Greenspan comments, slowing economy continue to draw fears
March 2, 2001
A last-minute buying binge brought on by cheap prices rescued stocks from a steep decline Thursday on Wall Street. However, the relief was expected to be short-lived, because the economy and corporate earnings are still hurting.
All work or all play makes children unprepared for lifeFocus on the Family James Dobson
March 2, 2001
Can you give us a guideline for how much work children should be given to do? There should be a healthy balance between work and play. Many farm children of the past had daily chores that made life pretty difficult.
Senate rejects compromise on lottery
March 2, 2001
The Senate rejected a compromise bill extending the Kansas Lottery’s life Thursday as Republican leaders opposed a provision to use lottery revenues to lower fares at Kansas airports.
Idella Christian
March 2, 2001
Senators subdue Sharks, 8-4
March 2, 2001
Prepared for a tight defensive struggle and Owen Nolan’s return to the San Jose Sharks, the Ottawa Senators matched their season-high in goals.
Navy halts bombing on Puerto Rican island
March 2, 2001
The Bush administration suspended Navy bombing on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques Thursday while negotiators pursue a permanent solution to the bitter dispute over U.S. military use of the island.
Top Clinton aides say they opposed pardon
Barak call said to have inspired Clinton to reopen Rich case in ‘chaotic’ last days of presidency
March 2, 2001
Top advisers to former president Bill Clinton testified Thursday that they strongly opposed his decision to pardon fugitive commodities trader Marc Rich and described a frantic few weeks when the White House was so swamped with clemency petitions that the staff couldn’t keep up.
Lions reach sub-state final
March 2, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Based on a pregame discussion Thursday, Lawrence High boys basketball coach Chris Davis had a hunch junior guard D.J. Watkins would deliver for the Lions. “He (Watkins) came into the locker room before the game and said, ‘The rims are being good to me tonight,’ and I like hearing that,” Davis said.
Quick splits complicate etiquette on wedding gifts
March 2, 2001
National briefs
March 2, 2001
Reparations urged for 1921 Tulsa race riot Escaped inmates recaptured Airline aims to stop mechanics’ slowdown Attorney enters innocent plea for O.J.
Fussell sharp in Royals’ intrasquad
McGwire, Cardinals agree to two-year extension worth $30 million
March 2, 2001
It’s still early and it was just an intrasquad game, but the outing by right-hander Chris Fussell impressed Royals Manager Tony Muser.
Pardons always controversial
March 2, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate The presidential pardon has always been a controversial executive power conferred by the United States Constitution, which states, in part: “The President shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.”
Briefcase
March 2, 2001
Gap profits fall, Penney sales slide Heinz buys two firms SBC warns on profits US Air losses to grow GM, Ford sales skid
National briefs
March 2, 2001
New trial ordered in stop sign deaths Census Bureau wants actual numbers used Ventura drops ‘jackal’ passes for press U.S. aid to El Salvador given to quake victims
Knicks drop Celtics
Van Gundy passes Riley on win list
March 2, 2001
Jeff Van Gundy 224, Pat Riley 223.