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Tech coach says he will focus on team, not rumors about Knight
March 8, 2001
(Updated Friday at 3:19 a.m.) Texas Tech administrators were tightlipped Thursday about the possibility of former Indiana coach Bobby Knight becoming the Red Raiders’ head coach a job that belongs to the embattled James Dickey.
Luke Axtell to miss post-season
Back problems sideline Kansas senior forward
March 8, 2001
(Updated Friday at 3:18 a.m.) Lingering back problems will sideline senior forward Luke Axtell during the post-season, which effectively ends his collegiate career as a Jayhawk, Kansas University basketball head coach Roy Williams announced Thursday.
TOP MUSIC
March 8, 2001
CD REVIEWS
March 8, 2001
Free State icers reach state semis
March 8, 2001
Free State High’s hockey club will travel to Wichita this weekend for the Kansas Western Conference semifinals.
KU tennis team falls to Texas A&M
March 8, 2001
Playing for the first time since Kansas University announced it would drop its men’s tennis team next year, the Jayhawks suffered a 4-3 loss to fifth-ranked Texas A&M on Wednesday at Alvamar Racquet Club.
Hurricanes edge Jackets
March 8, 2001
There were times early this season when the Rod Brind’Amour-for-Keith Primeau trade didn’t look so good for Carolina. The Hurricanes aren’t complaining now.
NBA briefs
March 8, 2001
NBA suspends Miller Jordan owes taxes Miami shelves Jones
Royals edge Braves, tumble to Marlins
March 8, 2001
Raul Ibanez hit a ninth-inning grand slam off Damion Moss on Wednesday, giving a Kansas City Royals’ split squad a 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves.
Odom, Rider suspended for violating anti-drug program
March 8, 2001
Lamar Odom of the Los Angeles Clippers and Isaiah Rider of the Los Angeles Lakers were suspended for five games each by the NBA on Wednesday for violating the league’s anti-drug program.
Belle’s career may be finished
Baltimore slugger ‘highly unlikely’ to return
March 8, 2001
Albert Belle and the Baltimore Orioles agree that it’s “highly unlikely” he will ever appear in another baseball game, according to a source familiar with his conversations with the team.
Bird-poisonings divide town
March 8, 2001
A large-scale poisoning program to control starling, grackle and blackbird populations has pitted two government agencies against each other as residents complain about the blankets of dead birds covering their yards.
State senator wants action on high-cost prescriptions
March 8, 2001
Pharmaceutical companies are putting Kansans at risk with high prices for prescription medicines, a senator told colleagues. Republican Sen. Jim Barnett, an Emporia physician, told the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee on Wednesday how his patients have been affected.
Jack Whitford
March 8, 2001
Charles Michael
March 8, 2001
Roger Bond
March 8, 2001
Services for Roger W. Bond, 57, Lecompton, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Victory Bible Church, the former First Church of the Nazarene building. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton.
Dale Swisher
March 8, 2001
Michael Briscoe
March 8, 2001
Robert Burlingame
March 8, 2001
Beatrice Mitchell
March 8, 2001
Kansan has ties to school shooting
Salinan’s son shot
March 8, 2001
The son of a Salina man is among the 13 people wounded in an attack at Santana High School in Santee, Calif., that left two others dead.
On the record
March 8, 2001
Jury selection has change of venue
March 8, 2001
By Kevin Bates A new plan to move jury selection for district court to the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds appears to be working well. “Today was fairly hairy, but it’s working out,” District Judge Robert Fairchild said Wednesday, mentioning two current 12-member jury trials.
Taliban won’t reverse order to destroy statues
March 8, 2001
The world can howl in outrage, but the Taliban will not reverse its decision to destroy all of Afghanistan’s statues, a Taliban leader insisted Wednesday.
Aspirin may reduce ovarian cancer risk
March 8, 2001
Women who take aspirin at least three times a week for an extended period may decrease their risk of ovarian cancer by as much as 40 percent, a new study shows.
Biotech corn seed to be kept off market
March 8, 2001
The Agriculture Department will pay up to $20 million this year to compensate seed companies for corn mixed with an unapproved genetically modified variety the first direct federal bailout of food producers harmed by biotechnology.
Embassy blast victims describe their ordeal
March 8, 2001
In horrific detail, with stories of a blast so fierce that it blew the teeth from one woman’s mouth, survivors testified Wednesday about the 1998 U.S. embassy bombing in Kenya that killed 213 people.
Sub collision investigation eyes several key factors
March 8, 2001
Broken equipment, civilian guests and a rush to get back on schedule contributed to the fatal collision between a nuclear submarine and a Japanese fishing boat, a Navy admiral testified Wednesday.
School threats pervade nation
March 8, 2001
Authorities arrested eight California students for allegedly making threats that included a plot to put a bomb on a teacher’s desk and the creation of a hit list.
Teen shot at parochial school
March 8, 2001
A 14-year-old girl shot a female classmate in the shoulder Wednesday in the cafeteria of their parochial school but dropped the gun at the urging of another student, authorities said.
School shooting suspect charged
March 8, 2001
The 15-year-old suspect in a high school shooting spree was charged with two counts of murder Wednesday as hundreds of his fellow students returned to campus to find freshly patched bullet holes and grief counselors in every classroom.
Hispanics becoming largest U.S. minority
March 8, 2001
The fast-growing Hispanic population has drawn nearly even with blacks, according to preliminary Census Bureau estimates that analysts say show an America more diverse than ever.
Death knell sounded for rules
Bush expected to sign measure terminating worker protections
March 8, 2001
Congress voted Wednesday to repeal new workplace rules aimed at curbing repetitive motion injuries, the first legislative accomplishment for business-friendly Republicans who won control of the White House and Congress last year.
Project inspired by real life
March 8, 2001
By Joel Mathis Dominique Duncan didn’t have to look far to find inspiration for her Douglas County Science Fair project. About the same time the Free State High School sophomore was trying to decide on a topic, her father, Tyrone, began suffering from a series of attacks that would shut off his breathing for minutes at a time. Doctors at Kansas University Medical Center were mystified by the source of her father’s problems. So Dominique decided to take a crack at it.
Colorado, Texas Tech advance
March 8, 2001
Mandy Nightingale scored 18 points as No. 20 Colorado beat Missouri 83-72 Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Women’s tournament.
Briefcase
March 8, 2001
Rmriting help available today at KU Building-permit values rise in February Fixed, 30-year rates drop below 7 percent Business-to-business deals account for most sales
Animal health firm’s subsidiary to locate in DeSoto
March 8, 2001
A subsidiary of Intervet, the world’s third-largest animal health company, will build a regional headquarters in DeSoto for administration, manufacturing, research and development.
People
March 8, 2001
Delany leaving ‘NYPD Blue’ Curtis chooses motherhood Crowe kidnapping threatened Anna Nicole nixed from estate
Struggling Yahoo’s CEO steps aside
March 8, 2001
Internet bellwether Yahoo Inc. became the latest victim of the technology meltdown Wednesday, announcing that it would seek a new chief executive and warned that the company may only break even this year.
Buffs blast Firebirds - Wichita Southeast 73, Free State 54
Free State boys fall in first round
March 8, 2001
By Robert Sinclair The Firebirds were stampeded by the Golden Buffaloes. Free State High’s boys basketball team was leading by two points heading into the second quarter of Wednesday’s night’s Class 6A state quarterfinal game before being blitzed by Wichita Southeast en route a 73-54 defeat at White Auditorium.
Byes key to success in tourney
Lower seeds must play four games in four days
March 8, 2001
By Gary Bedore If history means anything, just four teams have a realistic chance of winning the 2001 Big 12 men’s basketball tournament. Teams with first round byes Kansas in 1997, ‘98 and ‘99 and Iowa State in 2000 are the only squads that have ever won the postseason event.
Sooners end Jayhawks’ season - Oklahoma 80, Kansas 61
March 8, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock In her four previous trips to the Big 12 women’s basketball tournament as Oklahoma’s coach, Sherri Coale hadn’t been to a postgame press conference with dry eyes. But Coale, who engineered the Sooners’ amazing worst-to-first turnaround, snapped a four-game tourney losing streak in convincing fashion Wednesday, shifting the teary-eyed onus to Kansas, 80-61, at Municipal Auditorium.
20th century’s top songs named
March 8, 2001
Judy Garland singing “Over the Rainbow” and Bing Crosby dreaming of a “White Christmas” top the 365 “Songs of the Century” announced Wednesday by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Recording Industry Association of America.
NASCAR needs to come clean after Earnhardt tragedy
March 8, 2001
They make most of their movements shrouded in secrecy. When they do talk to us, they do so with one hand behind their back. “Show us what’s in your hand,” we say. They don’t. They might wave the hand in front of us once, in the dark, with the fist still closed.
Fresh faces
Six drivers in battle to be best of the Class of 2001
March 8, 2001
The formation of the 2001 Winston Cup rookie class has been a work in progress. Before the season, four rookies had signed up for the program, which awards a $1,000 weekly prize to the highest finishing rookie in each race as well as maintains the statistics to help decide the rookie of the year.
Quaking at the controls
March 8, 2001
It’s a rare sight: A hit PC game makes the jump to console systems successfully, and in this case, nearly flawlessly. In some areas, specifically online play, Dreamcast’s version “Quake III Arena” by Sega is much easier to set up and get straight to blasting your online buddies than the PC version.
Hair for children
March 8, 2001
Locks of Love makes hairpieces for low-income children who have permanent hair loss from medical treatments or conditions.
Camp Fire celebrates ‘Incredible Kids’
March 8, 2001
Camp Fire Boys and Girls wants to help build better communication between children and adults. The organization is celebrating Absolutely Incredible Kid Day on March 15 by urging all adults to write letters of love, appreciation and encouragement to children.
Northern bypass
March 8, 2001
Value of theater
March 8, 2001
Merchant’ alternatives
March 8, 2001
Expanding taxes
March 8, 2001
The other Final Four
EAT program gives ear to aspiring playwrights
March 8, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Sometimes the traditional approach to writing works the best. Although cutting-edge media may favor streamlined dialogue and plots heavy on action, if aspiring writers want to make it in Paul Lim’s Kansas University playwriting class, they have to learn proper form and storytelling technique, essentially unlearning what they may experience through movies, TV and video.
Parting shot
March 8, 2001
TOP MOVIES
March 8, 2001
National briefs
March 8, 2001
House OKs expenses for organ donations Internet pharmacy disputes closure
3-8 VIDEO GAME REVIEW
March 8, 2001
ANOTHER FAVORITE CARTOON is making its way to the big screen. Warner Bros. Pictures is planning a remake of “Scooby-Doo” starring, from left, Freddie Prinze Jr. as Fred; Linda Cardellini as Velma; Matthew Lillard as Shaggy; and Sarah Michelle Gellar as Daphne. Camp Fire celebrates ‘Incredible Kids’
3-8 TEEN JOBS
March 8, 2001
jbaker@ljworld.com Teen-agers are attracted to things that are seen as cool, whether they’re athletic shoes, cars or even places to work.
Aikman cut by Cowboys
Quarterback wants to keep playing despite 10 concussions over 12 seasons
March 8, 2001
The Dallas Cowboys waived Troy Aikman on Wednesday, no longer convinced that the quarterback who led them to three Super Bowl titles is healthy enough to be their starter.
Illinois mascot honors people of courage
Outrage over school’s symbol of athletics misses the point
March 8, 2001
I’m not Native American. So maybe I’m incapable of grasping the outrage over the symbol of University of Illinois athletics, Chief Illiniwek, whose halftime performances have long inspired such goose-bumped pride among so many students and alumni.
Adams services
March 8, 2001
Lawsuit targets Watkins trust
Scholarship hall students claim bank improperly administered fund
March 8, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Residents of two Kansas University scholarship halls have filed a lawsuit claiming Bank of America has improperly administered the trust designed to maintain their buildings. The lawsuit, which includes 26 residents of the Watkins and Miller halls, was filed Tuesday.
Bush cautious on links to North Korea regime
March 8, 2001
President Bush took a hard line against North Korea on Wednesday, ruling out an immediate resumption of Clinton-era negotiations between the United States and the communist government in Pyongyang and urging South Korea’s president to be skeptical of his neighbor.
Britain tax cuts likely to bolster Labor
March 8, 2001
Just two months ahead of an expected national election, the British government on Wednesday announced tax cuts of $5.9 billion and higher spending on the nation’s financially troubled hospitals and schools.
AIDS drug prices cut for poor nations
March 8, 2001
Pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck & Co. announced that it will drastically cut prices for two HIV drugs in AIDS-ravaged Africa and other developing parts of the world.
Marine commander supports Osprey
March 8, 2001
The top Marine Corps general reaffirmed his support Wednesday for the V-22 Osprey aircraft, which some in the Pentagon think is in danger of cancellation by the Bush administration.
Hard-liner Sharon takes power in Israel
March 8, 2001
Ariel Sharon was sworn in as Israel’s prime minister Wednesday and said his broad-based coalition was ready to make peace with the Palestinians if they “abandon the way of violence, terrorism and incitement.”
Tears mark Jackson’s talk
Pop star dissolves in front of Oxford University audience
March 8, 2001
Pop star Michael Jackson took off his glove Tuesday and told an audience at Oxford University in England that he forgives his father for not loving him.
Horoscopes
March 8, 2001
Abusive spouses are experts at fooling outsiders
March 8, 2001
Image at work
Some jobs beat others for status, teens say
March 8, 2001
By Jim Baker Teen-agers are attracted to things that are seen as cool, whether they’re athletic shoes, cars or even places to work. And the right employer or job can rub off on a teen’s image. Working at places like The Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch or a hip coffeehouse: cool.
V.P. succession clearly set
March 8, 2001
By Carl P. Leubsdorf Dallas Morning News The latest episode involving Dick Cheney’s health has caused considerable concern in view of the vice president’s unprecedented role in forming and operating the new administration.
Word Of Mouth: ‘Raoul’s Velvet Lounge’
Raoul’s mingles martinis and upscale dishes
March 8, 2001
By Diane Frook Raoul’s Velvet Room brings to mind the story of the blind men and the elephant. In that old Indian parable, each man touches a different part of the enormous animal and insists it resembles everything from a snake to a tree to a fan.
Out Of Bounds: Lonely Knights
March 8, 2001
By Seth Jones If I told you I had 10th row mid-court tickets for a basketball game and was looking forward to seeing Ryan Robertson play, what would you think I was talking about?
Film Review - ‘Pollock
Ed Harris paints a striking picture of a legend
March 8, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Nearly 50 years after his death, the work of Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock still makes for heated discussions. He is best known for his famous drip paintings, which he created by standing over a canvas and letting the paint fall from the brush. His detractors dubbed him “Jack the Dripper,” but if anyone could paint as he did, why are his pictures easy to spot in galleries full of modern art?
Film Review - ‘15 Minutes’
March 8, 2001
By Loey Lockerby At a time when every third-rate pundit is ranting about media violence, it’s hard to find anyone with something new to say on the subject. John Herzfeld, the writer and director of “15 Minutes,” certainly isn’t going to fill that void.
Six degrees of Secondhand separation
Musicians form nucleus of nearly a dozen bands
March 8, 2001
By Geoff Harkness When you talk to The Secondhands, you’re really talking to about 10 different acts. No, the members of the Lawrence-based ska/reggae band aren’t schizophrenic, just busy. Collectively, they form a tiny musical nation, members of a network that includes The Band That Saved the World, Space Pocket, The Yards, Ry, Public Relation, Busy Signal, Easy Pieces and The Cats. The Secondhands also serve as a backing band for local reggae artist Brent Berry, whose shows are typically proceeded by an extended Secondhands set.
Anniversary celebration
Lawrence-based band designs another nervous breakdown
March 8, 2001
By Geoff Harkness The Anniversary had one hell of a Mardis Gras. The Lawrence-based quintet just returned from a pair of Texas shows, where the band was caught in the epicenter of the celebratory madness that overtook Austin for the Fat Tuesday festivities.
Calendar
March 8, 2001
Arts Notes
March 8, 2001
Entries sought for Arkansas film fest Fiddle champion coming to Ottawa Spalding Gray to appear at Folly Seasoned singers to perform pops concert
Marcia’s crossing
Actress Marcia Gay Harden nabs an Oscar nomination for her performance in ‘Pollock’
March 8, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Despite her distinctive features (which include full lips and flaring nostrils), actress Marcia Gay Harden has demonstrated a chameleonic range. She’s played a movie-obsessed single mom in “Used People,” legendary screen star Ava Gardner in “Sinatra,” a surly femme fatale in Alison Maclean’s “Crush,” a friendly scientist in Clint Eastwood’s “Space Cowboys” and the world’s worst psychiatrist in “The First Wives Club.”
World briefs
March 8, 2001
U.S. troops open fire on Albanian rebels Sanctions imposed in gems-for-guns swap Gunman subdued on college campus Siberian avalanche strands motorists
Iraq demanding kickbacks, U.N. says
March 8, 2001
The United States said Wednesday that there is evidence that foreign companies are paying illegal kickbacks demanded by Iraq on humanitarian goods sent under the U.N. program to help ordinary Iraqis cope with sanctions.
Universities left wanting
State doesn’t have money to fill funding gaps, House panel says
March 8, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The chance that lawmakers will bridge funding gaps in Gov. Bill Graves’ budget for Kansas University and other state colleges appeared slim Wednesday. House budget writers complained about Graves’ proposed budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, but didn’t do anything about it, except to express hope that the state will somehow collect more revenue.
Hershiser to face former team
Free State girls to play Aquinas in first round of Class 6A state tournament
March 8, 2001
By Robert Sinclair The basketball gods had to be smiling when they concocted this week’s girls Class 6A state tournament. How else could you explain Free State High coach Craig Hershiser taking the Firebirds to state for the first time only to be paired with his former squad, Overland Park Aquinas?
Cheney should slow down
March 8, 2001
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal I am not a physician, and am no better informed about the private life of Richard Cheney than any newspaper reader. But there is something distinctly unsettling about this latest episode of coronary disease, which has put the vice president in the hospital for the second time in six months.
Flight plan
March 8, 2001
J-W Editorials Supporting the Wichita economy by improving service to its airport is a worthy goal, but will the current plan to subsidize a commuter airline accomplish that goal? A proposal to use money from the Kansas Lottery to subsidize airline flights out of Wichita is interesting but controversial.
Making the stage your living room
Songwriter Patty Larkin finds the perfect way to ‘regroove’
March 8, 2001
By Jon Niccum The market is flooded with Pattys and Pattis Patti Smith, Patty Griffin, Patty Loveless. Just casually trying to come up with the sheer amount that have enjoyed popularity yields a dozen or so examples Patti Page, Patty Smyth, Patti Scialfa. (If you think it’s easy with just any name, try doing it with Fiona, Ani or Polly Jean.)
Hot-wiring the heart
Mixed media artist offers a heartfelt message
March 8, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Kendra Herring has a thing for hearts. The shape and size and texture of the blood-pumping vessel intrigues her, but mostly, she’s fascinated by all the emotions the heart represents.
KU softball team in Tampa
March 8, 2001
Kansas University’s softball team will be in Tampa, Fla., this weekend for the Speedline Invitational.
KU Lacrosse Splits
March 8, 2001
Kansas University’s women’s club lacrosse club split a pair of games last weekend in Columbia, Mo. KU fell to Missouri, 10-2, then dropped St. Mary’s (Minn.) College, 6-3.
Sprewell sparks Knicks
New York scores final 10 points in 79-75 victory
March 8, 2001
The defense kept New York close and Latrell Sprewell did the rest. Sprewell scored nine of his 26 points in the final period as the Knicks beat Indiana, 79-75, Wednesday night.
House rejects lottery proposal
Compromise bill defeated by three votes
March 8, 2001
Wounded pride caused the House to reject a compromise bill to extend the Kansas Lottery’s life. Frustrated negotiators quickly sent the same proposal back to both chambers.
Collison honored
March 8, 2001
Kansas University sophomore forward Nick Collison has been named first team all-Big 12 in a vote of league coaches.
Slowdown hits home
Lawrence Paper Co. serves as barometer for markets
March 8, 2001
By Mark Fagan The signs of a slowing economy already show at Lawrence Paper Co. The manufacturer of corrugated paper is running its die-cutting machines at 3,000 boxes an hour, half their normal capacity. The company’s 330 workers are being called in less often for weekend and overtime shifts, as production has dipped about 10 percent compared with a year ago.
Daily ticker
March 8, 2001
Asthmatic athletes to be honored
March 8, 2001
The “Will to Win” Asthma Athlete Scholarship Program is seeking applications. Sponsor Schering/Key will grant $35,000 in scholarships to 10 high school seniors who have “excelled in athletics in spite of the challenge of asthma.”
Janet Jackson surprised to be called music ‘icon’
March 8, 2001
No question Janet Jackson is an instantly recognizable pop-music icon. But the Jackson family’s only daughter said she was “honestly floored” when told she would be Music Television’s first-ever mtvICON honoree.
Wilderness: It’s easier to destroy
March 8, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe He spoke of it with the delight of a small boy who had just knocked down a tower of blocks. “It is easier to destroy than to build,” said the Taliban minister bragging about the demolition of the ancient and immense Buddhas.
National briefs
March 8, 2001
Space shuttle liftoff scheduled this morning Couple drops bid for Internet adoption Poll: Clintons drop in public’s esteem Police officer killed in highway shootout
National briefs
March 8, 2001
Condemned murderer executed by injection Smithsonian given $10 million gift Earnhardt autopsy photo ban sought
National briefs
March 8, 2001
Clinton’s brother investigated Parkinson’s treatment fails TWA backs American’s bid Med student held in murder
Area briefs
March 8, 2001
KU chancellor to serve on national education boardw Library to play host to teen job forum Organization to offer meeting on surviving drought Probable cause found in fraternity arson case Missing 73-year-old found dead near Tonganoxie SUA to offer interactive theater Stories of Kansas migration featured Friday at workshop
Spinning The Web: The dial is a lot bigger for Web radio
March 8, 2001
By Michael Newman I’m pretty sure it was about 1972 when I invented channel surfing.
Voter intimidation bill receives preliminary approval
March 8, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas Senate on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would make it a crime to try to mislead voters and keep them from the polls. The measure was prompted by an incident in Lawrence during the November election. At that time, several Democrats complained they were called and told to be sure to take their voter registration cards to the polls.
Exclusive Online Profile: Jean Michel Chelain
Culinary journey takes Bleaujacket chef from the French Alps to New hampshire Street
March 8, 2001
By Michael Newman 30 year-old Jean Michel Chelain had already spent 14 years cooking professionally when he heard about the Bleujacket opening up in Lawrence. Owners Dan Almanza and Chris Hanna lured him to Lawrence from a French restaurant in Vail, Colorado, where Chelain was Executive Chef.
Cyclones hope to defend tourney title
March 8, 2001
Take it from Larry Eustachy. More teams have a real chance to win this year’s Big 12 tournament than ever before.
County commission briefs
March 8, 2001
Group created to study county traffic issues Department head wins hiring approval Costs to increase for dust control Rezoning request deferred again
Briefly
March 8, 2001
Burglars take ketamine from animal hospital Youths lobby lawmakers for clean water guarantees Engineering school associate dean to resign Two Haskell students to receive awards for essays
Movie listings
March 8, 2001