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March 3, 2001
Actors blow hot air in ‘Spring Forward’
March 3, 2001
An ill wind blows no good, but shooting the breeze never hurt anyone. In fact, it can heal the soul. Actor-turned-writer-director Tom Gilroy’s film “Spring Forward” is an understated, life-affirming roundelay, a story about two white guys sitting around talking in circles but getting somewhere, eventually.
Anniversaries
March 3, 2001
Club news
March 3, 2001
4-H news
March 3, 2001
Military news
March 3, 2001
Army Reserve Pvt. James Fletcher and Army National Guard Pfc. Morgan Slusher have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Engagements
March 3, 2001
Coping with cancer pain
March 3, 2001
At least half of all cancer patients experience chronic pain, and at least a quarter experience breakthrough pain spikes lasting three minutes to three hours that most patients rate 10 on a scale of one to 10.
Boeing suffering from quake damage
March 3, 2001
Boeing Co. was able to reopen its factory for 737 and 757 passenger jets Friday morning, but was still unsure when it would be able to use Boeing Field to test and deliver airplanes after the earthquake that rocked the region Wednesday.
Business Briefcase
March 3, 2001
Greenspan defends action Cardiovascular Consultants strikes 5-year research deal Washington Group shares drop 79 percent United Parcel to buy Mail Boxes Etc. Technology: Sapient announces layoffs
Kansas representative urged to back tax-cut plan
March 3, 2001
A national small business group is pressuring Kansas Rep. Dennis Moore and two dozen fellow Democrats to vote next week for President Bush’s $1 trillion across-the-board income tax cut.
Investors torn between low prices, fears
March 3, 2001
Enticed by bargain prices and heartened by the possibility of a tax cut, investors did some tentative buying Friday, limiting most of their purchases to safer blue chips.
Bears end WSU’s season
March 3, 2001
Daniel Novak had a game-high 16 points to lead Southwest Missouri State to a 57-45 win over Wichita State in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Friday night.
Jayhawks, OSU to try it today
Snow plays havoc with Big 12 baseball series
March 3, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas and Oklahoma State University’s baseball teams had an odd Thursday. While the Jayhawks and their coaches spent part of the day sweeping snow off the tarp covering the field at Hoglund Ballpark, the Cowboys and their coaches huddled around a Web cam watching the Jayhawks sweep the tarp.
Grbac pays visit to Baltimore
Ex-Chiefs QB gets acquainted with Ravens as free-agent signing period begins
March 3, 2001
Elvis Grbac visited the Baltimore Ravens Friday for what team officials called a get-acquainted session as the NFL free-agent signing period began. The Super Bowl champion Ravens are hoping to revive their offense next season after relying heavily on their record-setting defense in 2000.
UK admits violations
Internal study finds three dozen infractions
March 3, 2001
An internal investigation of the Kentucky football program has uncovered more than three dozen violations of NCAA rules dating back to February 1999, school officials said Friday.
Firebirds advance to finals - Free State 45, Topeka High 31
March 3, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Free State High senior guard/forward Katie Rhodes did something Friday night that maybe everyone should do more often. She listened to her mother.
Mediation begins in team name dispute
March 3, 2001
Some leaders are concerned about race relations after seeing the reaction to the Hiawatha school board’s decision to stop the use of American Indian mascots at three schools in the district.
TOP 25 women: Vols win 18th in a row
March 3, 2001
Semeka Randall scored 16 points as No. 1 Tennessee beat Alabama 82-52 Friday in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament, extending its winning streak to 18 straight.
Lottery bill set to fly, not airport plan
March 3, 2001
Republican legislative leaders are predicting quick passage for the latest compromise on a bill to extend the Kansas Lottery’s life. Rep. Doug Mays, R-Topeka, the House’s lead negotiator on the bill, plans to present the compromise Monday to a conference committee of three senators and three House members. He and Republican leaders expect the committee to ratify it quickly.
Governor suggests school finance boost
Bonds would help pay for increase
March 3, 2001
Gov. Bill Graves dropped broad hints Friday about a new school finance plan he is drafting. He confirmed that he’ll seek a bigger increase in school budgets and is considering using bonds to help pay for it.
Morale comments
March 3, 2001
Bush no winner
March 3, 2001
LHS-FSHS game to be shown on TV
March 3, 2001
A delayed telecast of tonight’s Lawrence-Free State boys Class 6A sub-state basketball championship game in the LHS gym will be available on Cable Six at 10:30 p.m. A replay is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.
That’s the ticket
March 3, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Productions at KU’s University Theatre deserve a place on local residents’ entertainment agenda. In Lawrence’s crowded competition for entertainment time and dollars, the University Theatre program at Kansas University shouldn’t be forgotten.
Harry Johnson
March 3, 2001
John Kipfer
March 3, 2001
Kampschoeder services
March 3, 2001
Christian services
March 3, 2001
Edith Franklin
March 3, 2001
On the record
March 3, 2001
Judge won’t release baby sitter
Prosecutors want kidnapping suspect tried as adul
March 3, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The 17-year-old baby sitter charged with kidnapping and endangering two Lawrence toddlers will continue to be held in custody, a judge ruled Friday. Douglas County prosecutors also announced they want to try Natasha Helm as an adult.
Briefly
March 3, 2001
Courts: Driver charged in fatal wreck Election: School, city candidates to participate in forum Legislature: Roberts to speak on research benefits
Saturday column
Graves should use immense popularity to state’s advantage
March 3, 2001
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. Bill Graves is what most citizens picture as the ideal type of person to hold a top elective government office.
Jurors see attempted murder in shooting
March 3, 2001
By Kevin Bates A Lawrence man accused of attempting to kill his sister’s boyfriend last July after a fight at a nightclub was convicted Friday by a 12-member Douglas County jury. Tony Turner was led away from the courtroom in handcuffs moments after the verdict was read. He was found guilty on one count each of attempted second-degree murder and aggravated battery.
Houseboat design change mandated
March 3, 2001
The Coast Guard has issued a mandatory nationwide recall for houseboats with rear exhaust vents that have been linked to more than 100 carbon monoxide poisonings and at least seven deaths in Arizona.
Car seats, Fords inspected
March 3, 2001
The government has upgraded its investigation into 3.4 million Evenflo infant car seat/carriers because of complaints that the handle can break while someone is carrying a baby.
Neo-Nazi crimes peak in Germany
March 3, 2001
Far-right crime in Germany last year reached the highest level since World War II, with offenses surging nearly 60 percent, new government statistics showed Friday, adding urgency to Germany’s struggle against neo-Nazis.
Britain, Europe attempt to isolate livestock virus
March 3, 2001
Dublin canceled its St. Patrick’s Day parade Friday and Dolly the cloned sheep was put under protective quarantine as European health authorities stepped up efforts to contain a potentially disastrous outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease among farm animals in Britain.
Pardon recipient’s ex-wife put on a ‘personal mission’
March 3, 2001
Denise Rich, ex-wife of pardoned fugitive Marc Rich, pushed nearly $500,000 toward Democratic causes after a Rich confidant sent an e-mail saying she should be sent on a “personal’ mission to NO1” whom congressional investigators identify as President Clinton.
Quake damage toll to cost billions
March 3, 2001
State lawmakers, who are already wrestling with major financial headaches, now must come up with millions of dollars to fix the damage caused by this week’s earthquake as soon as they find a place to work.
N.Y. art ‘decency’ panel proceeds despite courts
March 3, 2001
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is pushing ahead with plans for a “decency” panel to screen art at city-funded museums, shrugging off a Supreme Court ruling that legal experts said could stand in his way.
Julia thrives in no-stress zone
Roberts, nominated for Oscar in ‘Brockovich,’ delighted by attention
March 3, 2001
Julia Roberts is playing it cool. Roberts, 33, who’s nominated for an Oscar for “Erin Brockovich,” bopped into our suite to discuss her new movie, “The Mexican,” appearing rather ill at ease. Her responses were as flat as those of a woman waiting on someone to bring her a latte with steamed soy milk, which she was.
Over objections, water-quality legislation advances
March 3, 2001
A Senate committee endorsed a water-quality bill despite strong objections from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Secretary Clyde Graeber told the Senate Natural Resources Committee Friday his department did not back the bill, which would create a process for KDHE to reclassify streams for pollution control.
Property value increases confound landlord
Five rental properties rise between 21 and 64 percent
March 3, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Douglas County residents are receiving new property valuation notices, and for some it could mean a hard hit in the pocketbook. Lawrence landlord Bob Moody said he was shocked that the values on his five rental properties in North Lawrence increased from 21 percent to 64 percent. Valuation is part of the formula in determining annual property taxes.
Napster to initiate download filters
Song-swapping ‘Net service to block access to some copyrighted tunes
March 3, 2001
Napster this weekend will start preventing its millions of users from trading some copyrighted music, doing voluntarily what a court order will soon force it to do. “We’re in effect interposing a screen” between a user who has a song available for swapping and someone who wants it, Napster attorney David Boies said during a hearing to determine the terms of a preliminary injunction against the site.
NBA Briefs
March 3, 2001
Benoit activated, Stevenson on IL Wizards shelve Nesby Bulls activate Ruffin
NHL roundup: Full-strength Devils hammer Hurricanes
March 3, 2001
Petr Sykora and Jason Arnott returned to the lineup and combined with linemate Patrik Elias for five goals and 11 points as the New Jersey Devils beat the Carolina Hurricanes 7-3 on Friday night.
NFL roundup: Steelers sign Bettis; Sehorn stays put
March 3, 2001
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed unrestricted free agent running back Jerome Bettis to a six-year, $30 million contract Friday. “It’s an opportunity to retire a Pittsburgh Steeler,” Bettis said.
Bush paints rosy picture of future U.S. economy
March 3, 2001
President Bush, responding to critics of his tax-cut plan, predicted Friday that the budget surpluses needed to pay for his $1.6 trillion tax package not only would materialize over the next 10 years but would exceed the rosy expectations of budget planners.
Pros, cons of using credit
Using plastic to pay Uncle Sam costs extra, tax experts say
March 3, 2001
This marks the third year that taxpayers can plunk down plastic to pay their income taxes. Here are some questions that might be on your mind. Q. Can I charge my tax bill on any credit card? A. No, only MasterCard, American Express and Discover participate. Visa is still sitting out.
NBA roundup: Pierce fuels Celtics
Boston claims rare home win over Jazz, 103-99
March 3, 2001
Paul Pierce scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter as the Celtics extended their home winning streak to seven games and defeated the Jazz in Boston for the first time since Dec. 20, 1991, with a 103-99 victory.
City rivalry reaches peak
Winner of tonight’s game advances to Class 6A state tournament
March 3, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Capacity for Lawrence High’s main gym is listed at 2,400. That and then some will wedge into the gym tonight for the Class 6A sub-state boys basketball final between host LHS (15-6) and crosstown rival Free State (10-11). Tipoff for the state-qualifying game is approximately 7:45 p.m.
KU’s Axtell to play Senior Day
Swingman still bothered by ailing back
March 3, 2001
By Gary Bedore Seniors always start on Senior Day at Kansas. Even seniors with bad backs. “If he can walk out there, he will start,” KU men’s basketball coach Roy Williams said of senior guard Luke Axtell, who has a bulging disk and two degenerative disks in his aching back.
Woodard wants place in college record book
NCAA doesn’t recognize AIAW accomplishments
March 3, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Until about three years ago, Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington never so much as glanced at an NCAA record book. When finally she did, she was shocked to see former Jayhawk Lynette Woodard’s entries shoehorned into such a small space.
Apologies still important
March 3, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe Let me apologize in advance. Apology is, after all, the subject at hand, and maybe I have it wrong. But over the past week, I’ve gotten the uncomfortable feeling that Americans regard the Japanese demand for up-close-and-personal remorse as a cultural quirk.
Beating death brings first-degree murder trial
March 3, 2001
By Kevin Bates A 23-year-old man was ordered Friday to stand trial for first-degree murder in the beating death last fall of an 86-year-old woman. Raymond Eugene Fuller shook his head, silently rejecting the assertions of Kansas Assistant Atty. Gen. John Bork, who argued Fuller did nothing to stop the assault on an elderly Franklin County couple.
Study: Blacks placed in special ed more than whites
March 3, 2001
Black students end up in special education classes much more often than whites, setting them apart and saddling them with less-demanding work and lower expectations, new studies say.
Sopranos’: Portrait of dysfunction
March 3, 2001
Mr. Bill’ can seek redemptionin Harlem
March 3, 2001
By Stanley Crouch New York Daily News Now that Mr. Bill has decided to let Mary Jo White’s feds look at the list of donors to his $200 million presidential library, one might assume he either has nothing to hide or has decided it would be best to get it all over with, take a few more lumps for the greasiest of his pardons, then kick back and plan an opulent historical future.
Activist’s water report makes waves
March 3, 2001
By Joel Mathis Because Clinton Lake is fast filling with silt and Lawrence is growing, the city could outstrip its water supply within 20 years, a community activist claims.
Teachers of the year
District sings its praises
March 3, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Music teachers Gretchen Lehman and Pamela Bushouse were invited Friday to school assemblies, but neither knew they were the guests of honor. Led to believe students at Kennedy School were gathering for a routine talk about social skills, Lehman was stunned by announcement of her selection as the Lawrence district’s 2001 elementary teacher of the year.
Decade after King beating, LAPD still on the ropes
March 3, 2001
It was 10 years ago today that Rodney King was beaten in what became an enduring symbol of police brutality and a flashpoint for racial tensions. It also proved to be the first in a series of blows that have shattered the reputation of the Los Angeles Police Department. The video, made by an onlooker, shocked the public and led Police Chief Daryl Gates to condemn the officers’ actions.
Old home town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
March 3, 2001
Think again
March 3, 2001
Cable TV limits rejected
FCC restrictions arbitrary, court rules
March 3, 2001
A federal appeals court on Friday threw out government-imposed restrictions on the number of subscribers that a cable operator can serve. A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia also voted to invalidate limits on how many channels cable operators can fill with programming in which they have a financial interest.
Labor joins Israeli coalition government
March 3, 2001
Israel’s Labor Party on Friday chose eight of its members to serve in the Cabinet of Prime Minister-elect Ariel Sharon, including a blunt-talking, Iraqi-born former army general who as defense minister will lead the fight against surging Palestinian violence.
Spin City’ dog faces eviction at ritzy apartments
March 3, 2001
Rags, the petite, depressed-looking canine star of the hit sitcom “Spin City,” faces eviction from his posh lower Fifth Avenue apartment because tenants charge he’s relieving himself in the hallway.
Vote canvass puts Mansfield on ballot
City commission slate finally set
March 3, 2001
By Joel Mathis Adam Mansfield’s campaign for Lawrence City Commission appeared nearly dead Tuesday night. Friday morning, it got new life. Douglas County election officials certified that Mansfield won the race to be the sixth commission candidate to advance to the April 3 general election.
Scouting news
March 3, 2001
About 100 scouts and 50 adults from eight troops in the Pelathe District attended the 2001 Klondike Derby Feb. 16-18 at Camp Naish.
LHS girls’ season ended, 69-28
March 3, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Before Friday’s Class 6A sub-state girls basketball semifinal between Lawrence High and Overland Park Aquinas at LHS, both teams stood facing the flag, awaiting the national anthem.
Spring Training Roundup
Phillies blast Kansas City, 11-1
March 3, 2001
Rookie right-hander Kris Wilson was one of the few bright spots Friday in the Kansas City Royals’ 11-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies in the spring opener for both teams.
Kansas to seek death penalty in barrel bodies case
March 3, 2001
Multiple homicide suspect John E. Robinson Sr. must stand trial on three counts of murder, a judge ruled Friday, and the Johnson County prosecutor announced he would seek the death penalty.
Asthma elevates danger of heart disease, study finds
March 3, 2001
Asthma sufferers appear to be unusually prone to heart disease, a study found, offering new clues about the hazards of lingering inflammation. Other research has linked asthma with heart trouble, but those studies did not clearly distinguish the effect of smoking, which contributes to both asthma and cardiovascular disease.
Military security-clearance waiting list nears 500,000
March 3, 2001
The Pentagon agency that screens military employees for access to secrets has a backlog of almost a half-million investigations, and the checks are taking longer than ever to complete, Defense Department officials told Congress on Friday.
Society calendar
March 3, 2001
Heart attacks affect women more often than men
March 3, 2001
Do you know the warning signs of a heart attack? If your answer is no, the consequences could cost you your life. A heart attack happens when part of the heart muscle suddenly loses its blood supply. The death of this heart muscle often causes chest pain. The good news is 90 to 95 percent of heart attack victims who reach the hospital will survive.
Aspirin: Researchers are still finding new uses for this age-old drug
March 3, 2001
From the depths of a small white pill has come more than 100 years of hope. As pedestrian as a headache, as common as the willow bark from which it was first extracted, aspirin has helped an untold number of sufferers find relief from various ills.
Around and About
March 3, 2001