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Vice president checked at hospital
March 5, 2001
(Updated Monday at 3:23 p.m.) Vice President Dick Cheney, who has a history of heart trouble, was taken to a hospital Monday as a “precautionary measure,” President Bush said.
Two dead, 13 wounded in California high school shooting
March 5, 2001
(Updated Monday at 3:51 p.m.) A student opened fire at his high school on Monday, killing two people and wounding 13 others. One witness said the youth smiled as he fired.
Franklin County authorities investigate woman’s death, fire
March 5, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 12:07 p.m.) Franklin County authorities were today investigating the death of a woman who was killed in a fire Sunday afternoon in her rural home.
Fire reported at fitness center
March 5, 2001
(Updated Monday at 12:18 p.m.)Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical investigators were trying to determine the cause of a fire that caused heavy damage early Monday morning to Total Fitness Athletic Center.
Clear winner?
March 5, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Before the April general election, the Douglas County clerk should redouble her efforts to ensure a clear and accurate vote count.
Briefly
March 5, 2001
Lawrence artists discuss Cuba project St. Patrick’s day: Parade fund-raiser rakes in more than last year Anti-smoking efforts: Salina receives first grant from tobacco lawsuit
IRA blamed for BBC bomb
Police fear more attacks from splinter group
March 5, 2001
Raising the specter of a campaign of attacks by opponents of the peace process in Northern Ireland, a powerful bomb blamed by police on IRA dissidents went off early Sunday outside the British Broadcasting Corp.’s television center. One man was hurt.
People
March 5, 2001
Horoscopes
March 5, 2001
Nation Briefs
March 5, 2001
New Hampshire: Neo-Nazi link to slayings denied Minnesota: Governor who sought highest office dies Connecticut: Former financier hears charges Iowa: Powerball jackpot rises to $16 million
Cheney takes hard line on spending vetoes
March 5, 2001
President Bush will veto any annual spending bill that costs more than he wants, Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday, warning Republicans not to stray from the administration’s budget priorities.
Bush retreats from the world
March 5, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate As we warned, the retreat has begun. President George W. Bush is pulling America back from the world stage.
Aircraft carrier honors Reagan
March 5, 2001
President Bush dedicated a $4 billion aircraft carrier in honor of Ronald Reagan on Sunday and pledged to pursue the 40th president’s desire to “patiently build the momentum of freedom” in every corner of the world.
Flight recorders found, cause of crash unknown
March 5, 2001
As heavy rain subsided early Sunday, military personnel trekked through knee-deep mud to reach the charred wreckage of a transport plane to begin the grim recovery of the bodies of 21 National Guardsmen who died onboard.
Don’t wait to pick a professional
CPAs, preparers, enrolled agents among those who can help
March 5, 2001
April 16 is the deadline to file your taxes. But if this is the year you intend to hire a tax preparer, circle March 15 in red instead. Come knocking any later and you’ll probably be turned away or be asked to file an extension. That’s because many tax firms say they’re struggling to find enough experienced workers to handle all the tax returns by this year’s filing deadline of Monday, April 16.
I want my DVD
VHS to soon go the way of phonographs as new wave of home cinema emerges
March 5, 2001
Lawrence Carlson sells cars. He also likes music. The 51-year-old has been a member of local bands all his life. That’s why when he bought his first DVD player six months ago he selected one that could double as a karaoke machine. What he got was much more.
Free State teams both seeded seventh
Class 6A state tournaments
March 5, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Free State High is in seventh heaven. Coming off thrilling victories in their Class 6A sub-state championships on Saturday, both the Firebird boys and girls basketball teams are seeded seventh heading into their respective state tournaments this week at Emporia’s White Auditorium.
Ex-husband urged to build relationship before it’s too late
March 5, 2001
Lawrence City Commission
March 5, 2001
Agenda highlights 6:45 p.m. Tuesday City hall, 6 E. Sixth St.
East Coast residents dig in before they have to dig out
March 5, 2001
Worried shoppers grabbed groceries off store shelves and airlines started canceling flights Sunday as the Northeast prepared for a major storm that threatened to strike with coastal flooding and more than a foot of snow.
KU abolishes men’s tennis, swimming
Money woes blamed for cuts
March 5, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Two men’s varsity programs swimming and tennis became victims Sunday of the Kansas University athletics department’s projected money woes. “Clearly this is the most difficult thing I’ve done in my 14 years here,” said KU athletics director Bob Frederick. “I wish there was some way we could avoid this.”
Underclassmen help rescue Jayhawks on Senior Day
Gooden scores 19 points to lead Kansas past Missouri
March 5, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock The thought of Kansas University’s senior men’s basketball players choking back tears for any reason other than their own Senior Day celebration was too much for Drew Gooden.
Ads taking wrong approach
March 5, 2001
By Tony Kornheiser Creators Syndicate You’ll excuse me, but I had to giggle at the story about a woman named Betty Brown Casey offering Washington, D.C., a gift of $100 million $50 million for an official mayoral residence and $50 million to maintain or replace the city’s diseased trees.
Raise the road
March 5, 2001
World Briefs
March 5, 2001
Macedonia: Fighting spreads near Kosovo border Thailand: Bomb blast traced to P.M.’s plane seat Australia: Former soldier plans skydive from space Barbados: Johnnie Cochran negotiates hotel deal
Jolting anthology tells of sibling incest
March 5, 2001
After dozens of publishers turned down “Not Child’s Play,” editor Risa Shaw published it herself an anthology of prose and poems by women who, like herself, depict sexual abuse by their brothers.
Robert Cronin
March 5, 2001
Clinton considering offer for private pardon talks
March 5, 2001
Former President Clinton is considering an offer to be questioned in private by senators about his last-minute pardons, an aide said Sunday. The Republican leading the Senate’s pardons investigation said he thinks Clinton “may be inclined” to accept the offer, while the former president’s spokeswoman said it was too early to say what might happen.
Rulings garble affirmative action
March 5, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Advocates of affirmative action in higher education scored two debilitating triumphs in December when courts upheld the legality of racial preferences in admissions as administered at the University of Washington and the University of Michigan.
Palestine remembered in hajj sermon
March 5, 2001
Hundreds of thousands of Muslims crowded into buses, trucks, cars, or headed on foot Sunday to the holy area of Muzdalifah after spending the day praying, reading from the Quran and asking for God’s mercy at sacred Mount Arafat.
Knicks activate Knight
March 5, 2001
The New York Knicks activated center Travis Knight and placed guard Rick Brunson on the injured list Sunday.
Miami clobbers Cavaliers, 91-79
Carter scores 25 in Raptors’ 98-88 victory over Knicks
March 5, 2001
Anthony Mason could not be stopped Sunday night, and neither could the Miami Heat. Mason made 10 of 14 shots from the field and scored 23 points to lead the Heat to a methodical 91-79 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Gordon rallies for win in Vegas
March 5, 2001
This was the Jeff Gordon that everyone remembers, working with his team to perfect his car and blowing away the field in the end. Gordon, NASCAR’s biggest star now that Dale Earnhardt is gone, came up with the right combination late in Sunday’s UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400, took the lead with 20 laps remaining and drove off to an easy victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Ellen Heckman
March 5, 2001
Maxine Bleidissel
March 5, 2001
On the record
March 5, 2001
Artists share Cuban adventure
March 5, 2001
By Mike Belt Stan Herd already is looking forward to developing his next art project in Havana, Cuba. Herd, a Lawrence crop and landscape artist, hopes to know in the next few weeks if he will have permission to make a landscape portrait of Cuban poet and patriot Jose Martn Havana’s harbor.
Families gather to remember sub victims
Military court to open investigative hearing on collision today
March 5, 2001
As the Navy prepared to convene a rare court of inquiry into the collision between a nuclear attack submarine and a Japanese fishing boat, the families of some of the nine men and boys lost at sea gathered Sunday to bid farewell to their loved ones.
Business Briefs
March 5, 2001
Advice: IRA contributions lead to tax breaks Employment: Author offers advice on how to protect jobs
On the money - Phone services
March 5, 2001
Competition between telephone companies for your phone service has given rise to some pretty attractive rates. The only problem is that it’s not easy to keep track of all the telephone calling deals out there.
Debra Jo Plank
March 5, 2001
Jobs abound; unemployed need to be wise
March 5, 2001
On the one hand, the newspaper headlines feature mordant layoff news. On the other, most American companies say that they still can’t find enough workers. So if you ever have to lose a job, let it be now. New positions are cropping up faster than old ones are being chopped. The employment rate meaning the portion of working-age people holding jobs remains at a historic high.
Be sure to ask questions before hiring
March 5, 2001
It’s important to allow time to interview preparers. In his book, “The Right Way to Hire Financial Help,” Charles Jaffe delves into a litany of questions to ask. Here’s a sampler:
Virtual pets won’t eat much or track in dirt
March 5, 2001
Virtual pets require no messy food, won’t soil the rug and disappear from the screen when you get tired of them. Here are related sites:
Top 25 women
Notre Dame humbles Hoyas, 89-33
March 5, 2001
Niele Ivey scored 14 of her 16 points in the first half to lead No. 2 Notre Dame to an 89-33 victory Sunday over Georgetown in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. The 56-point margin was the biggest in tournament history. The Hoyas’ 10-point first half was the worst ever in the tournament.
Rush claims Hinrich grabbed brace
March 5, 2001
By Gary Bedore The Border War wouldn’t be the Border War without a skirmish or two, right? Some controversy ensued Sunday after Missouri’s Kareem Rush said Kansas’ Kirk Hinrich “grabbed” his protective splint late in the Jayhawks’ 75-59 victory over the Tigers at Allen Fieldhouse.
Seniors share basketball memories
Gregory, Chenowith, Axtell make emotional speeches to Jayhawk fans
March 5, 2001
By Gary Bedore KU senior Kenny Gregory’s voice cracked and he shed tears during his postgame Senior Day speech to 16,300 fans on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. The senior guard from Columbus, Ohio, recently lost a great friend in Matt Crosby, who died recently at “78 or 79,” Gregory said.
Poor shooting costs Missouri in another loss at Kansas
Tigers hit 32.1 percent from field in 75-59 setback
March 5, 2001
By Kelly Rathbun Missouri was cursed again on another Kansas University Senior Day. For the second consecutive year, the Tigers ended their regular season losing at Allen Fieldhouse. KU pulled away in the second half to capture a 75-59 victory over Missouri on Sunday.
Cowboys club Jayhawks, 16-5
Big 12 foes meet again today at Hoglund Ballpark
March 5, 2001
By Christina Woods Kansas defeated No. 12 Oklahoma State in the first game of a Big 12 weekend series. Game Two didn’t go quite as well. After dropping Saturday’s opener 6-4, Oklahoma State blasted Kansas 16-5 on Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Winning football team would solve KU’s woes
March 5, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Football, football, football. At Kansas University, football is like the weather. Everybody talks about it, but no one can do anything about it. For example, at Sunday’s Kansas University Athletics Corp. board meeting, faculty member Wayne Osness uttered the three most frustrating words on Mount Oread.
KU mauls Mizzou
Jayhawks win 18th straight Senior Day contest
March 5, 2001
By Gary Bedore Losing on Senior Day is never an option at Kansas. “It means everything in the world for seniors to win their last game,” KU senior center Eric Chenowith said after scoring 11 points, grabbing six rebounds and blocking two shots in the Jayhawks’ 75-59 victory over Missouri on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Legistlative Calendar
March 5, 2001
Here is a schedule of major legislative events next week:
Future of slots uncertain
Racetrack gambling bill still lacking Senate suppor
March 5, 2001
Odds are good that a bill legalizing slot machines will clear a Senate committee this week, but its future afterward is uncertain. Legislative leaders give varying predictions, though none argue the bill has enough support to pass the Senate yet. Some think the bill, which Gov. Bill Graves is willing to sign, can garner enough votes. Others say supporters can’t prevail.
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
March 5, 2001
Not anit-Semitic
March 5, 2001
Pay disparity
March 5, 2001
TV violence not just make-believe
Kansan’s research suggests watching trauma is a lot like experiencing it
March 5, 2001
By Joel Mathis Newly published evidence from a Kansas researcher suggests TV violence affects children more seriously than previously believed. Children apparently store memories of TV violence in much the same way people remember traumatic events they directly witness or experience, the research shows.
Sheep quadruplets born near Worden
March 5, 2001
By Mike Belt On the morning of Feb. 18, 14-year-old Cody Wilson made what may be a once-in-a-lifetime discovery. He learned that Venus had given birth to Eeeney, Meeney, Miney and Moe. Venus is a 5-year-old ewe who for the past few weeks has been calmly going about her business mothering four dorset lambs at the Wilson family farm near Worden.
Top 25 men
Duke hammers Carolina
March 5, 2001
No. 2 Duke (26-4, 13-3), playing at a breakneck offensive pace without their top inside threat, made ACC history by winning or tying for their fifth straight regular-season title with a 95-81 victory over No. 4 North Carolina on Sunday.
Albanian journalist describes ‘shaking hands with Lawrence’
March 5, 2001
By Ada Heqimi Special to the Journal-World When I arrived in this big country big compared to mine I expected everything would be huge and different. I’m from Tirana, Albania, a little country situated in the southeast corner of Europe. It’s small compared to Kansas, about the size of Maryland with a population of 4 million people.
Dangers lurk online for unwary
Speaker warns of Internet perils waiting for children
March 5, 2001
By Mike Belt Brian Thompson stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. Yet he would have no trouble posing as an 11-year-old. All he needs is a computer and access to the Internet. That’s one of the points he tries to get across to children in his Internet safety lectures at Lawrence elementary and junior high schools.
KU mentors fill children with hope
Researchers foster fourth-grade power
March 5, 2001
By Kevin Bates Lisa Edwards admits it sounds difficult to measure a child’s level of hope, an intangible and mutable characteristic. But as coordinator of a program called “Making Hope Happen” at East Heights Elementary school, the Kansas University graduate student in counseling psychology said she tries to boost levels of hope in children and show how that can improve other areas of their lives.
Allies of Iran’s president sentenced to jail
March 5, 2001
Two key allies of Iran’s reformist president were convicted of election irregularities and sentenced to prison, state-run radio reported Sunday, dealing another blow to pro-democracy forces.
Outbreak hits national park in Britain
March 5, 2001
An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease that has swept the United Kingdom spread to France on Sunday, where the agricultural minister said some sheep imported from Britain tested positive for the highly contagious ailment.
Peru captures Shining Path leader
March 5, 2001
A leader of the Shining Path, the dwindling guerrilla group that terrorized Peru in the 1980s and early 90s, has been captured, the army announced Sunday.
Bomb attack precedes Israeli change of command
March 5, 2001
A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up and killed three Israelis at a bustling intersection Sunday, the second lethal explosion in four days as militant Islamic groups vowed more attacks against Israel’s incoming government.
Roberts, Pitt send ‘Hannibal’ packing with ‘Mexican’
March 5, 2001
The box office went south of the border as “The Mexican” knocked “Hannibal” from the No. 1 spot after three weeks. The mob comedy, starring Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini of TV’s “The Sopranos,” debuted with $20.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Song sharing continues on Napster
Users try to beat weekend deadline for court-ordered changes
March 5, 2001
Copyright music flowed freely on the Napster tune-swapping service Sunday night as users waited to see if the company would fulfill a promise to block pirated songs sometime over the weekend using a new screening system.
Coast Guard claims hefty drug haul in week
March 5, 2001
U.S. authorities unloaded 8.8 tons of cocaine Sunday that they said was seized on a rusty fishing boat off the coast of Mexico. It was the government’s fourth-largest such seizure ever.
Seattle mayor sizes up quake
March 5, 2001
Mayor Paul Schell ducked under caution tape, explored rubble-strewn buildings and reassured business owners and residents Sunday that the city would help them recover from last week’s 6.8 earthquake.
Handheld computers give sailors a high-tech lifeline
March 5, 2001
Aboard the USS Constellation Sailors aboard the USS Constellation still look to the stars to help find their way. For a lot of other things, they gaze at their Palms. Handheld computers are bringing a high-tech touch to all hands or many of them, anyway on this sprawling ship, one of two steam-powered aircraft carriers still in service.
Google: the dating scene’s secret weapon
March 5, 2001
About two months ago a friend set me up on a blind date. We met for lunch. He was sweet, provocative, charming, self-effacing, brainy and adventurous. He had no overt hang-ups, tics or crippling complexes, and he had a fine, thick head of hair, which is something to take into account when you’re still single in your 30s.
KU punts Arrowhead game plan
Athletics department had considered playing Missouri at Kansas City
March 5, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Preliminary plans for a Kansas-Missouri football game at Arrowhead Stadium have been scrapped. KU athletics director Bob Frederick had looked at shifting the Jayhawks’ scheduled home game on Oct. 20 against the Tigers to Kansas City, Mo., as a potential revenue enhancer.
Kansas coaches, athletes disappointed by cuts
KU eliminates men’s swimming, tennis
March 5, 2001
By Levi Chronister The loss of men’s swimming and tennis at Kansas University because of budget restraints hit hard for everyone involved. Players and coaches alike were stunned by the decision to cut the programs at the end of the school year in order to save the athletic department money.
Swiss reject talks on EU membership
March 5, 2001
Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected calls for immediate membership talks with the European Union on Sunday, underlining the Alpine nation’s tenacious independence at the heart of the continent.