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Kansas vanquishes the ancestral foe: 75-59
March 4, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 8:28 p.m.) On the final day of the Big 12 regular season, the latest installment of the Kansas-Missouri Border War lived up to its billing. What a way to go out—especilly for the Jayhawk senior trio of Kenny Gregory, Eric Chenowith and Luke Axtell. After being down by one after the first half, Kansas took control of the game and entered the post-season on a high note.
Concert shows off new choreography
March 4, 2001
The Prairie Wind Dancers will present its annual “New Works Concert” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth St.
Paris company to perform ‘Verdi’
March 4, 2001
“Aida,” Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic love story, will be performed by Teatro Lirico D’Europa at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Lied Center. The opera takes place in four acts over three hours and 20 minutes and will be sung in Italian with projected English subtitles.
Collection home to unusual treasures
Alabama’s Berman museum tells story of couple’s global travels
March 4, 2001
Visiting the Berman Museum of World History is like watching two old movies at the same time: one a romantic epic, the other a tale of war and espionage. The museum has thousands of artistic and cultural objects collected by Farley and Germaine Berman as they traveled the globe for decades: A Tibetan religious icon dating to the 15th century, a royal Persian scimitar, a jeweled dagger that belonged to an Egyptian king and 21 sculptures by Fredrick Remington.
Newspaperman Ray Morgan lost from fold
March 4, 2001
We went to Ray Morgan’s memorial service. Lawrence people who read the Kansas City Star or Times knew the name of Ray Morgan. Ray was my friend from l954, Ray and his wonderful wife, Mary Grace, and those five children, all of whom were students in journalism and all of whom were in my classes.
Fund-raising campaign makes a splash
Thirty years of collecting cans pays off in community pool for Eskridge
March 4, 2001
When it came to 82-year-old Maisie DeVore realizing her dream of a swimming pool for the town, there was no giving up even if it did take 30 years. For three decades she collected discarded aluminum cans and scrap metal of all shapes and sizes, picked wild berries in the countryside to make jams and jellies and knitted afghans in her home all of which produced cash for her swimming pool fund.
Landscape inspires painter
Jane Fortun sees changes in her brushwork, palette
March 4, 2001
By Jan Biles On a recent afternoon as temperatures teased the 60-degree mark on the thermometer, Jane Fortun was where she likes to be most: in her back yard with an easel set up and a paintbrush in her hand. She loosely brushed colors on her canvas to represent a pair of cedar trees in their Kansas habitat.
A trio of books sure to snare youngsters’ imagination
March 4, 2001
By Jill Hummels Lawrence free-lance writer The mystery of disappearing items has been revealed: fairies. While you sleep, these delicate, yet difficult creatures are hard at work chattel rustling.
Arts Notes
March 4, 2001
Lions stunned by loss to FSHS
LHS plays down crosstown rivalry, but emotions a factor in 53-51 loss
March 4, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Exactly a month ago, Lawrence High fed off the frenzy of a capacity crowd on its home court during a 20-point rout of Free State.
Faces and places
March 4, 2001
Brian Steiner has joined GLPM Architects in Lawrence, and is working on a school project and designs for a new church serving St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Parish in Johnson County.
Experts offer advice for unemployed
March 4, 2001
A steady stream of pink slips have been handed to workers across the United States, and Lawrence hasn’t been spared the pain of job cuts. Lawrence-based Oread Inc. abruptly swept 75 people out of work a few weeks ago and has left another 75 uncertain for at least another week.
Carefully consider 401(k) choices when changing jobs
March 4, 2001
Personal Finance, Jeff Brown Things are nowhere near as bad as in the early ‘90s, but there has been a scary spate of layoff announcements recently. Obviously, most people who lose their jobs look for new ones. But others start looking just because their current positions look shaky.
Stiles leads Bears to MVC title
March 4, 2001
Another day, a different pressure for Jackie Stiles. The Southwest Missouri State guard thought everything would be so much easier after setting the NCAA career scoring record on Thursday. She forgot about Senior Day.
Top 25 women
Vanderbilt knocks off Vols
March 4, 2001
Although top-ranked Tennessee had history and the crowd on its side Saturday, Vanderbilt had Ashley McElhiney. The sophomore guard hit 12 of 14 free throws in the final 3:16 and finished with 27 points as No. 15 Vanderbilt upended Tennessee 77-74 in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament.
Big 12 men
Sooners slam Cowboys, 68-56
March 4, 2001
This time, Oklahoma turned a huge night by an Oklahoma State player into just another statistic. Maurice Baker scored a career-high 31 points for Oklahoma State, but No. 17 Oklahoma offset that with scoring balance and strong interior defense in a 68-56 victory Saturday night.
San Francisco blasts Bolts
March 4, 2001
Pat Barnes threw two touchdown passes and Juan Johnson rushed for 99 yards as the San Francisco Demons beat the Birmingham Bolts 39-10 on Saturday night. The teams had difficulty moving the ball in the rain, but Barnes led San Francisco to three quick TDs in the first half.
Travel agents give tips to make trips go smoothly
March 4, 2001
You need to plan wisely when charting a course for your spring break trip. Lawrence travel agencies suggest the following:
Spring Training
Yankees nip Kansas City
March 4, 2001
It must have seemed like last summer for Glenallen Hill. Hill homered twice, including a game-winning drive in the 11th inning Saturday that led the New York Yankees over the Kansas City Royals 8-7.
Personal finance Surviving a job layoff
Experts advise unemployed to cut spending, seek help
March 4, 2001
A steady stream of pink slips have been handed to workers across the United States, and Lawrence hasn’t been spared the pain of job cuts. Lawrence-based Oread Inc. abruptly swept 75 people out of work a few weeks ago and has left another 75 uncertain for at least another week.
Kansas men to finish either second or fourth
March 4, 2001
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team will finish either in a tie for second or place fourth in the Big 12 regular season men’s basketball standings. The Jayhawks, 11-4, will finish in a tie for second with both Texas and Oklahoma at 12-4, if they defeat Missouri today.
Kansas-Missouri Notebook: Rush to return today
March 4, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kareem Rush is slated to make his long-awaited comeback today against Kansas. Rush, Missouri’s 6-foot-6, 215-pound shooting guard from Kansas City, Mo., has been sidelined since Feb. 5 a span of seven games after tearing ligaments in his left thumb against Oklahoma State.
NBA ROUNDUP
O’Neal powers LA past Vancouver
March 4, 2001
The Los Angeles Lakers ditched their running game and went to Shaquille O’Neal. O’Neal scored 34 points and grabbed 13 rebounds Saturday as the Lakers beat Vancouver, 98-88, Saturday before 19,193 fans, the first sellout of the season in Vancouver.
KU out-smarts Cowboys
Pitcher Pete Smart masterful in 6-4 victory at Hoglund Ballpark
March 4, 2001
By Christina Woods Kansas University’s baseball team was down, but definitely not out, after losing three games last week at Oklahoma. The Jayhawks, 7-4 overall and 1-3 in the Big 12 Conference, tripped No. 12-ranked Oklahoma State, 6-4, on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Crum’s birthday bash a bummer
Louisville coach lands lucrative settlement as public led to believe coach leaving on own terms
March 4, 2001
On the afternoon of his 64th birthday, Denny Crum walked into a hot room lit up with TV lights to announce that, after 30 years, he was retiring as the University of Louisville’s head basketball coach.
Weir tops Genuity field
Sutton one stroke back entering final round
March 4, 2001
Mike Weir birdied the 18th hole and shot and a hard-earned 69, good for a one-stroke lead over Hal Sutton going into the final round of the Genuity Championship Weir, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour but never in America, was at 15-under 201 and will be in good company today.
Success of prison program worth risk of church-state mix, Graves says
March 4, 2001
A Christian prison program partly supported by taxpayer money is worth “pushing the mark” separating church and state, Gov. Bill Graves said.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
March 4, 2001
Intrusive role
March 4, 2001
After coma, Wichitan devotes her life to AIDS education
March 4, 2001
When Mary Swinton came out of a monthlong diabetic coma four years ago, she wasn’t content with just being awake. She says she had a mission from God to spread the word about the dangers of HIV and AIDS, especially among blacks.
Ray Deaver
March 4, 2001
James Tucker
March 4, 2001
Doctors’ group stresses patient literacy
March 4, 2001
Millions of Americans are risking their health because they cannot understand medical forms, even prescriptions, and many doctors are too harried to provide simple directions, experts said Saturday.
Lawrence Briefs
March 4, 2001
14-year-old hospitalized after fall from horse Building catches fire while being repaired Musician, artists to appear at library Forum to focus on globalizatio
On the record
March 4, 2001
Judge given extra protection from skull’s hex
March 4, 2001
District of Columbia police believe that a human skull found inside a Washington house during a drug raid was being used to put a hex on a D.C. Superior Court judge, and they have alerted the U.S. Marshals Service, authorities said.
Capitol ruled uninhabitable
March 4, 2001
Earthquake damage to the state Capitol is more severe than initially thought, and inspectors have determined that the building is uninhabitable, officials said Saturday. Inspectors said that Wednesday’s 6.8-magnitude quake shifted some of the massive columns that support one of the world’s largest domes in the 1928 building, which survived two previous earthquakes.
Napster swamped before filters installed
March 4, 2001
While Napster worked Saturday to deploy technology to weed out 1 million song titles, millions of users flooded the site and other servers to trade music record labels say is pirated.
Saint Paul Sunday’ achieves loyal 20-year following
March 4, 2001
About halfway through a taping of the classical music radio show “Saint Paul Sunday,” host Bill McGlaughlin became particularly intrigued by what the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet was performing.
Wichita native opens up after ‘Mole’ role
March 4, 2001
Everybody’s good at something. It turns out Kathryn Price is good at fibbing. Price. a 1994 Kansas University graduate, said her Wichita upbringing might have helped her succeed as the title character of ABC’s series “The Mole
Amy and Isabelle’ and Elisabeth
Shue’s on-screen performance belies her role as a mom
March 4, 2001
Her hair is dark brown and wrapped in a tight bun. Her clothes are dowdy. Her face, makeup-free, is etched in sadness; even her forced smiles betray pain. “Isabelle is clearly uncomfortable in her own skin. She’s very uptight,” said Elisabeth Shue of Isabelle Goodrow, the lonely, hard-working, single mother she portrays in “Amy and Isabelle.” The latest “Oprah Winfrey Presents” movie is based on Elizabeth Strout’s best-selling novel.
Military crash kills 21
March 4, 2001
A plane carrying members of a National Guard engineering crew crashed and burst into flames in a farm field in heavy rain Saturday, killing all 21 people on board, officials said.
College credit draws state interest
March 4, 2001
By Scott Rothschild For college students, the lure of easy money is everywhere. It comes in the mail, over the phone, through the Internet and even on campus. Students are enticed nearly every day to sign up for a credit card and start using it.
Bus collision kills SUV driver
Eudoran latest victim at ‘bad’ U.S. 56 intersection east of Baldwin
March 4, 2001
By Mike Belt Judy Wilson saw the Chevrolet sport utility vehicle speed past her house Saturday afternoon and knew it wasn’t going to be able to stop at the U.S. Highway 56 intersection. “I heard them hit,” Wilson, 54, said. “I heard a crunch.”
Kansas complacent about laws on election
March 4, 2001
When it comes to major changes in election laws, state lawmakers say count Kansas out. Following Florida’s vote-counting confusion in last year’s presidential race, many states are rushing to fix potential problems in their election laws. But Kansas legislators say little here is broken, and no one outside the Statehouse is complaining.
Germans unite against extremism
March 4, 2001
Thousands of people across Germany rallied against intolerance and far-right extremism Saturday, forming a human “band of solidarity” in one city as neo-Nazis staged their own march just blocks away.
Thai P.M. avoids plane explosion
March 4, 2001
A passenger jet exploded just 35 minutes before Thailand’s prime minister was to board it Saturday. One crew member died and seven people were injured.
Congress fights serious buildup of money
March 4, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald URGENT TAXPAYER BULLETIN: The Federal Budget Surplus Crisis has become so severe that there is now serious talk in Washington of LETTING YOU KEEP SLIGHTLY MORE OF YOUR OWN MONEY.
Banned critters burrowing into hearts of pet owners
March 4, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Bandit, a renegade hedgehog, eluded Lawrence authorities for more than a year. Now he’s exiled to rural Douglas County, safe from an ordinance that bans the animals within city limits. Bandit’s owner, Aaron Lathrom, got the hedgehog pet from a friend who lived in the city. Like other hedgehog enthusiasts, he isn’t sure why the animals are outlawed in town.
Tax cuts are uniting force for GOP
March 4, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate We should have known the long-shot presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was doomed when the maverick McCain first opposed, during the Republican primaries, Gov. George W. Bush’s big tax plan with a characteristic wisecrack: “I don’t think Bill Gates needs a tax cut.”
KU festival serves up powerhouse jazz
March 4, 2001
By Geoff Harkness There are almost as many styles of jazz as there are jazz musicians. Friday night at the KU Jazz Festival in the Lied Center was not for the sweaty, hard bop of steamy nightclubs but for the modern chamber music of concert halls.
Former sheriff appeals his case to Supreme Court
Shawnee County official ousted last year
March 4, 2001
Former Shawnee County Sheriff Dave Meneley has taken his case to the state’s highest court, hoping it will overturn the judicial decision that removed him from office a year ago.
No need to protect sprouting bulbs
March 4, 2001
By Bruce Chladny The recent warm days have caused many of the spring blooming bulbs to begin poking their heads above ground. As these indicators of spring begin to wake from a long winter’s nap, our first instinct is to protect them from the frosty cold.
Kansas favorites
Sunflowers, sweet corn grow well in state’s soil
March 4, 2001
By Carol Boncella Kansas gardeners and garden lovers alike take some things for granted. In Lawrence, for example, we have come to expect the pink blooms of redbud trees and the white blossoms of the Bradford pear trees throughout the town in spring.
Food safety tops Europe’s agenda
March 4, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group His career as Spain’s foreign minister, NATO’s secretary-general and now the European Union’s spokesman on foreign and defense policy has taken Javier Solana to grand ceremonial banquets and glittering restaurants to dine with the good and the great of the world.
Sopranos’ returns for encore
Lawrence fans of HBO mob show planning to gather for season debut
March 4, 2001
By Jim Baker When the third season of HBO’s mob family drama “The Sopranos” debuts at 8 p.m. today, no one in Lawrence will be happier than Joe Mike Bonadonna and Frank Cherrito. The two Italian-Americans love the show so much, they’ll be throwing a big party tonight to celebrate its return from an extended hiatus the same thing they did last year when HBO kicked off the program’s second season.
Sand, surf ‘n’ sun
Lawrence spring breakers focus on basics when making travel plans
March 4, 2001
By Jim Baker Cancaby. Talk to college students and travel agents about where young people in Lawrence are headed for spring break, and that’s the place that keeps coming up. Cancon the Caribbean side of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula draws hordes of spring breakers from American universities.
Seussville comes to Larryville
March 4, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Students in Valeita Williams’ class were spellbound Friday by images of life as a Lorax facing truffula tree forest degradation and the greed of entrepreneur Once-ler.
Residents, legislators talk hogs at Atchison forum
March 4, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Stephanie Clark is convinced people in Atchison don’t want thousands of hogs per day being slaughtered 30 miles up the Missouri River. But getting them to speak out about the proposed Seaboard Farms processing plant has been difficult.
Hostages return from Ecuador
March 4, 2001
After heavily armed bandits in fatigues burst into an oilfield camp in the jungles of Ecuador in October and took Jason Weber captive with other foreign workers, Weber found himself thinking back to something his wife used to tell him.
Sub cruised only for civilians
March 4, 2001
The USS Greeneville might not have been in the Pacific Ocean at all the day it collided with a Japanese fishing vessel had the Navy not scheduled a private tour for 16 civilians, officials said.
Heirlooms hostage to company probe
Complaints continue to pile up about South Dakota restoration firm
March 4, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Alice Reid thinks her 100-year-old crystal heirloom is in a South Dakota warehouse, if it wasn’t confiscated by the FBI. Truth is, she doesn’t know where the chipped compote is or if she’ll ever see it again.
Grieving parents push stricter DUI law
March 4, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The answer to the question seemed obvious. “What is your stand on drunk driving?” Dennis Beaver asked. “Well, I’m opposed to it,” State Sen. Ed Pugh replied. But Beaver wants more than talk. He’s not convinced Pugh is pushing hard enough for a bill that would strengthen penalties faced by offenders with multiple drunken driving convictions.
Comedy offers ‘Spirit’ed romp
March 4, 2001
By Jan Biles The subconscious is a funny thing particularly when it’s paired with the cleverness of Noel Coward. “Blithe Spirit,” a three-hour play about the mysteries of love and death, opened Friday night in Crafton-Preyer Theatre. The University Theatre production is ably directed by Paul Meier and its every aspect scenic design, lighting, sound, costume, dialects, special effects, movement and, of course, acting shines.
Business Briefs
March 4, 2001
Survey finds workers willing to do ‘dirty’ jobs Phone books, friends’ advice top references for lawyers Motley Fool: Name that company
Horoscopes
March 4, 2001
KU should be good for two in NCAA
Will Jayhawks bring out the best in Missouri on Senior Day?
March 4, 2001
By Bill Mayer Sure glad Kansas played Texas when it did and is out of the path of the stampeding Longhorns until the Big 12 Basketball Tournament. After the way Texas butchered Iowa State and Missouri in recent days, it’s obvious KU caught the improved ‘Horns at the right time for an 82-66 victory here Feb. 3.
NHL ROUNDUP
Sabres work overtime for 3-2 triumph over Avalanche
March 4, 2001
While the Buffalo Sabres celebrated, the Colorado Avalanche merely shrugged. As the standings will attest, Buffalo’s 3-2 overtime victory Saturday held more meaning to the Sabres as they maneuver for position in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Taliban destroy nearly all statues
March 4, 2001
Despite pleas from an outraged world, Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban have destroyed most of the ancient relics from their nation’s pre-Islamic past, including parts of two towering statues of Buddha, Taliban officials said Saturday.
Musical delights in whimsical subjects
March 4, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Robert Fulghum is a writer who has made millions of dollars by writing about life’s simple pleasures. And with countless readers responding to his musings on the profundities of everyday life, it seemed only a matter of time before someone figured out a way to cash in, I mean, repackage the stories so more money could be made and a wider audience reached.
Firebirds conquer Lions
Free State earns trip to state tournament with 53-51 win over Lawrence High
March 4, 2001
By Robert Sinclair That’s back-to-back, Jack. For the second straight season, Free State High boys basketball coach Jack Schreiner has directed his squad to the Class 6A state tournament thanks to a nail-biting 53-51 sub-state championship victory Saturday night against Lawrence High in an ear-splittingly loud LHS gym.
Cyclones subdue NU, wrap Big 12 title
March 4, 2001
No one stopped Iowa State from cutting down the nets this time. Jamaal Tinsley scored 23 of his career-high 29 points in the second half and dominated down the stretch as No. 8 Iowa State beat Nebraska, 86-73, Saturday to win the Big 12 championship outright for the second straight year.
Congress airs complaints about airlines
March 4, 2001
A $917 ticket to fly between Washington, D.C., and Charleston, S.C.? An outraged senator said he had to pay it. Late flights and high fares? A House member says it’s the source of constant constituent frustration.
Business groups steer clear of add-ons to tax cuts
March 4, 2001
Responding to appeals from senior administration officials, leading business groups have decided to put off seeking to attach a long list of tax breaks to President Bush’s $1.6 trillion tax cut proposal and instead plan to press Congress to pass it without amendments.
Livestock disease jumps to Europe
March 4, 2001
The foot-and-mouth scare made its way to mainland Europe with the discovery of blisters on the snouts of three pigs in northern Belgium. Drastic measures were immediate Saturday, from an export ban to the closure of petting zoos and even a prohibition on horse-drawn carriages in historic Bruges.
Not funny
March 4, 2001
Journal-World Editorial The disrespectful behavior of some elected Topeka officials this week isn’t acceptable and shouldn’t be tolerated.
Mideast violence claims new victims
March 4, 2001
Three Palestinians were killed in separate incidents Saturday, two of them by Israeli fire, as Palestinian militants warned the Jewish state to prepare for more attacks.
People
March 4, 2001
Revolutionary books
Spring brings wave of tomes on nation’s first war
March 4, 2001
For those who wonder if the American Revolution begins and ends with Mel Gibson’s red-blooded “The Patriot,” this spring might serve as an answer.
Top 25 men
Stanford sinks Bruins
March 4, 2001
Third consecutive Pac-10 title. Check. Guarantee of high seed in NCAA tournament. Check. Avenge only loss of season. Check. Top-ranked Stanford came into Pauley Pavilion on Saturday and got everything it wanted in an 85-79 victory over No. 12 UCLA.
FSHS girls headed to state
Firebirds edge Olathe East, 49-45
March 4, 2001
By Robert Sinclair The climb is complete. After going winless in its first year of existence, Free State High’s girls basketball team won its Class 6A sub-state championship game, 49-45, at Olathe East on Saturday to qualify for its first state tournament.
Senior sendoff
Gregory, Axtell, Chenowith set for home finale
March 4, 2001
By Gary Bedore Speeches are for politicians, Hall of Fame inductees … and Kansas University men’s basketball players on Senior Day. Jayhawk seniors Luke Axtell, Eric Chenowith and Kenny Gregory will grab the microphone and speak to 16,300 fans shortly after today’s Kansas-Missouri game. Tipoff is 1:05 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse.
A personal black history search
March 4, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald I envy white people sometimes. Like when I write about some historic hardship suffered by African-Americans and a guy dashes off a hot e-mail about his uncle who came here from the old country in such-and-such year and got treated like a dog. Or, when I’m chatting with a friend whose roots are in Ireland and he starts talking about some ancestor who suffered there, many generations removed.
First Amendment is worth a fight
March 4, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Disquieting rumors persist that some of President Bush’s advisers are eager to sign a campaign finance “reform” bill, or at least to avoid vetoing one. Bush should beware of what Edmund Burke called “the irresistible operation of feeble councils.”
Briefly
March 4, 2001
Foreign relations: Paraguay ambassador to visit Lawrence Entertainment: Rock Chalk Revue to open this week Ottawa: Authorities investigating credit union burglary
HUD program for cops, teachers open to fraud
March 4, 2001
A federal program that allows police officers and teachers to buy half-priced homes in troubled neighborhoods is plagued by widespread fraud and lax oversight, government investigators say.
Trends
March 4, 2001
Some child-parent rifts harder to heal than others
March 4, 2001