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2-4 TAKACS BOX
March 10, 2001
On all four strings Who: The Takacs Quartet.
Business Briefcase
March 10, 2001
President steps in to block mechanics strike Bankruptcy: TWA official urges sale of airline to America Agriculture: Kansas reporting hay shortage
Tech index falls back to earth
March 10, 2001
A year ago Internet mania was running rampant, P/E ratios were skyrocketing and Nasdaq 6000 seemed within the realm of possibility. How things have changed. Since the Nasdaq peaked at 5,048 a year ago today, the index has lost more than half its value, shedding more than $3 trillion in market value and leaving many ruined investors and companies in its wake.
Military News
March 10, 2001
Top 25 men
Penn State stuns Spartans
March 10, 2001
Michigan State might have cost itself a No. 1 seed. Joe Crispin made an off-balance three-pointer with 21 seconds left, then sealed Penn State’s victory with a pair of free throws as the Nittany Lions upended the Spartans 65-63 in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament Friday night.
Young white America is clearly in pain
March 10, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald The only difference is that this time it’s a San Diego suburb. Everything else is the same, isn’t it? All the pieces in their fixed and familiar positions. The disaffected loner carrying a weapon to school to take out his anger on this person or that clique.
Bill stiffening DUI law passes legislative hurdle
March 10, 2001
By Dave Ranney A Senate subcommittee on Friday approved a bill aimed at making drunken drivers spend more time in jail and pay higher fines. Senate Bill 215 also includes a provision that makes refusing to take a blood-alcohol test a Class B misdemeanor, giving judges the option of making those who repeatedly refuse tests spend time in jail.
Whooping crane migration planned
March 10, 2001
Relying on a plan that inspired a Hollywood movie, the Fish and Wildlife Service hopes to re-establish a migratory flock of whooping cranes that would summer in Wisconsin and winter in Florida.
Robin Hood persona comes in many shapes and sizes
March 10, 2001
Thomas Hahn, an English professor at the University of Rochester in New York, teaches a research course on “Outlaw Heroes” that includes much material on the legendary Robin Hood. Here are some key aspects of the Robin Hood legend:
RECREATION CALENDAR
March 10, 2001
Lawrence Bicycle Club Today — The Muffin Ride departs at 8 a.m. from the southeast corner of the park near Colorport, 26th and Iowa, and heads to Lone Star Lake.
No-fly zones over Iraq may be scaled back
March 10, 2001
The Bush administration is considering a plan to scale back enforcement of the no-fly zones over Iraq with the internal debate centering on how, and how far, to pull back, defense officials said.
ANNIVERSARIES
March 10, 2001
Stahl William “Bill” and Lucille Stahl, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with their children.
2-7 KRUMM COLUMN
March 10, 2001
I started the new year off right by trying not to overeat, but I’m not doing too well. Any suggestions? Many things can trigger overeating. Locate your “weak link” or problem area and take small steps to change that behavior. Go through this list of possible “weak links” and see if you can relate to any of them. Then, read on to get some tips on how to change your behavior.
Cisco to slash 8,000 jobs
Networking giant blames slowdown
March 10, 2001
Cisco Systems Inc., the world’s No. 1 maker of networking equipment, is cutting up to 5,000 full-time employees about 11 percent of its full-time work force. Cisco also plans to cut 3,000 temporary and contract workers.
Cholesterol drug may zap memory
March 10, 2001
I am a retired family doctor and former astronaut. Two years ago at my annual physical at Johnson Space Center, I was started on Lipitor (a cholesterol-lowering drug). Six weeks later I experienced my first episode of total global amnesia lasting six hours. They couldn’t find anything wrong with me, so I suspected Lipitor and discontinued it.
Axtell no fan of new role
Ailing guard on injury-forced end to season: ‘It stinks’
March 10, 2001
By Gary Bedore Luke Axtell likes cheering for his Kansas basketball teammates. He dislikes clapping as a spectator, wearing cowboy boots and jeans at the end of the Jayhawk bench.
NBA ROUNDUP
Celtics cruise past Wizards
March 10, 2001
The Boston Celtics played like a team fighting for a playoff spot. “I think we’re a better team than them,” said Celtics forward Paul Pierce, who had 21 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists in the Celtics’ 104-72 victory over Washington on Friday night.
State and Region Briefs
March 10, 2001
Kansas City, Mo.: Chronic beryllium disease confirmed Manhattan: Trial slated in death of Fort Riley soldier Kansas City, Kan.: Foundation awards millions to schools Topeka: High court suspends two attorneys’ licenses Colby: More than $800,000 seized in traffic stops
Kansas schools plagued by violence
March 10, 2001
In the week since a student killed two students and wounded 14 others in California, students in Kansas have been arrested or suspended for having weapons or making threats at their schools.
Briefly
March 10, 2001
Crime: KU student assaulted on her way to class Diversions: Schwarz Road traffic temporarily blocked Off the street: Oread Neighborhood schedules cleanup Education: KU honors Lawrence’s superintendent of schools
Census shows jump in Asian numbers
Trend attributed to increase in immigrants seeking American dream
March 10, 2001
From across the Asian continent, they arrive in America seeking a good job, a college education, or simply just a better place to raise a family. The country’s Asian population is soaring, new census figures from at least nine states show. Demographers and civil rights groups attributed the trend in large part to an influx of new immigrants seeking to fulfill “the American dream.”
Around and about
March 10, 2001
Baylor upends top-seeded Iowa State - Bears 62, Cyclones 49
March 10, 2001
There should be plenty of tickets available for the last two days of the Big 12 tournament, and they’ll probably go cheap. About 12,000 Iowa State fans who flocked to Kansas City expecting to see their No. 7 Cyclones romp to their second straight tourney title will likely be heading home early.
Tech fires Dickey; Raiders want Knight
NCAA sanctions led to decline of Texas Tech men’s program after 30-2 season in 1995-96
March 10, 2001
James Dickey was fired Friday as Texas Tech’s basketball coach, clearing the way for the possible hiring of Bob Knight. Tech athletics director Gerald Myers said the decision to drop Dickey was made a week ago and that he and school president David Schmidly met with Knight on Monday in Florida.
Kansas unhappy with Wildcats’ rough tactics
March 10, 2001
By Levi Chronister Maybe Kansas State really is getting tired of this 22-game losing streak to in-state rival Kansas University. Wildcat frustration was evident during the second half of the Jayhawks’ 94-63 victory in the second round of the Big 12 men’s basketball tournament on Friday at Kemper Arena.
Business houses
March 10, 2001
Russian entrepreneurs scouring Kansas for ideas
March 10, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The fall of communism also meant the fall of technology research in Russia. So on Friday, 10 entrepreneurs from the Russian telecommunications industry were at Kansas University seeking to develop research without government funding driven by Cold War competition with the United States.
Israel, Palestinians hint at talks
March 10, 2001
Israeli-Palestinian meetings could resume in a few days, a senior Palestinian negotiator said Friday, after Israel’s new prime minister, Ariel Sharon, expressed hopes of establishing “personal contact” with Yasser Arafat very soon.
Husband may need subpoenas
March 10, 2001
K-State ‘disappointed’ in showing
Wildcats’ coach: ‘Kansas took us out of everything we wanted to do’
March 10, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Jim Wooldridge didn’t want his first season as Kansas State University basketball coach to end this way. Wooldridge wanted to go out on a wave of momentum. Instead, the Wildcats finished like they were walking to the elephants’ graveyard.
NFL Roundup
Chiefs, Aikman begin discussions
March 10, 2001
Troy Aikman is considering ending his career the way Joe Montana did: As a Kansas City Chief. Aikman’s agent, Leigh Steinberg, told The Associated Press that he had “a preliminary discussion” Friday with Chiefs president Carl Peterson about a new team for the former Dallas Cowboys standout.
Researchers forge ahead on human cloning
March 10, 2001
Looking to shatter the taboo of human cloning, an international research team declared Friday that nothing can stop the creation of human beings by the kind of methods that produced the cloned sheep Dolly.
Well being
March 10, 2001
Getting the right ride BRAT diet may do more harm than good Red wine, with a caveat Betting on longevity
Scouting News
March 10, 2001
SCOUTING NEWS
March 10, 2001
Boy Scout Troop 59, chartered to the First Presbyterian Church of Lawrence, held its election for boy leaders Feb. 28. Philip Wrigley, a ninth-grader at South Junior High School, was elected senior patrol leader, the top boy position in a troop.
People
March 10, 2001
Stamp bears diabetes message
March 10, 2001
The U.S. Postal Service is helping to support and encourage diabetes education with a 34-cent Diabetes Awareness commemorative stamp. The stamp features two elements associated with diabetes testing and research: a microscope and a test tube. The phrase “Know More About Diabetes” is on the left.
Daily Ticker
March 10, 2001
Unemployment rate holds steady
March 10, 2001
The country’s unemployment rate held at 4.2 percent in February and more new jobs were added signs that had some analysts wondering if the worst of the economic slowdown was over.
Club News
March 10, 2001
Weddings
March 10, 2001
Anniverseries
March 10, 2001
Engagements
March 10, 2001
NHL ROUNDUP
Jackets jolt Panthers
March 10, 2001
It’s not often a goalie can allow six scores and smile about it. But Columbus’ Ron Tugnutt yielded one less than Florida’s Trevor Kidd as the Blue Jackets defeated the Panthers, 7-6, in an old-fashioned shootout Friday night.
Big 12 roundup
Oklahoma escapes MU
March 10, 2001
Nolan Johnson had an opportunity to force overtime, and he blew it. He made the most of his second chance, though. Johnson atoned for a crucial missed free throw by scoring the go-ahead basket, lifting No. 16 Oklahoma to a 67-65 win over Missouri in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament Friday night.
Top 25 women
BYU knocks off No. 14 Utah
March 10, 2001
Erin Thorn made a three-pointer and added two free throws in the final minute Friday as Brigham Young rallied from a 20-point halftime deficit to beat No. 14 Utah 57-50 in the semifinals of the Mountain West women’s tournament.
Jayhawks drop two at softball tourney
March 10, 2001
Kansas University lost two one-run games Thursday to open the four-day Speedline Invitational. No. 23 Wisconsin eked out a 1-0 victory over the Jayhawks in the first game. Florida Atlantic nipped KU, 6-5, in the second contest.
KU’s Russell places third in weight throw
March 10, 2001
Kansas University’s Scott Russell placed third in the weight throw at Friday’s NCAA track and field championships. Russell, a senior from Windsor, Ontario, had a throw of 76-73/4. Winner was Georgia’s Andras Haklits, who threw 80-2. Libor Charfreitag of SMU was second in 78-93/4.
Three-run sixth lifts KU to 7-4 win
March 10, 2001
By Kelly Rathbun Not bad for a Kansas University-Missouri baseball series opener. The Jayhawks scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 4-all tie en route to a 7-4 Big 12 victory over the Tigers on Friday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Slots supporters get more time
March 10, 2001
Backers of a bill that would legalize slot machines at dog and horse tracks have two more weeks to build support in the Senate. The chamber will not act on the measure in the next two weeks, Sen. Nancey Harrington, who chairs the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee, said Friday.
Senate to take up keg bill
March 10, 2001
A bill that would require liquor vendors to track the buyers of beer kegs has the support of the Senate’s top leader. “There’s a lot of abuse of keg beer by underage kids,” Senate President Dave Kerr said Friday. “We have laws against underage kids drinking. If we are serious about our law, we ought to have a means to enforce it.”
Retailers bank on renewal of state lottery
March 10, 2001
For Charles Waymire, renewal of the Kansas Lottery would mean more people at his convenience store and, he hopes, more money in his pocket. That’s because Waymire is one of Kansas’ most successful lottery retailers. He’s so successful, in fact, that he’s planning to build a keno parlor onto his Total Stop-N-Save store to accommodate the scores of players who drop by to drink coffee and try their luck.
Invitations we can refuse
March 10, 2001
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News So I’m opening up my cheapo pack of paper napkins, 99 cents a zillion, when I notice a little plea on the plastic wrapper: “Visit us on the Web!” Now there’s an invitation. Exactly what are the chances of an enthusiastic, “Be there in a sec!”? About the same chances Hugh Rodham has of enjoying Christmas in Chappaqua.
Old home town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
March 10, 2001
Rosado impressive; Tigers trip Royals
March 10, 2001
Jose Rosado, making his first start since April 30, yielded a leadoff homer to Jose Macias but had an otherwise solid outing Friday as the Kansas City Royals lost to Detroit, 4-1.
Zoning package
March 10, 2001
Small’ people speak
March 10, 2001
Back, front …
March 10, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Defensive driving of motor vehicles gains importance almost by the day as one deadly criminal event after another transpires. Most everyone is familiar with the old warning to “watch your back!” It means one shouldn’t trust others in certain situations.
The White house
March 10, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Preserving the home of William Allen White is a worthwhile project for Kansas. The Emporia home of famed editor William Allen White is well worth the attention and preservation efforts of the Kansas State Historical Society.
Tryon makes Honda cut
Parnevik maintains tournament lead
March 10, 2001
Jesper Parnevik maintained the lead and Ty Tryon stayed in the spotlight. Parnevik shot a 5-under-par 67 Friday in the second round of the Honda Classic and was three strokes ahead of John Huston (67), Mark Calcavecchia (68) and Chris Smith (68). Parnevik was at 132, 12 under after 36 holes on TPC at Heron Bay.
Employees contesting punishment
March 10, 2001
Two parole employees are contesting their punishments for a paperwork error that mistakenly freed too early a man charged in the shooting of five Wichita residents.
Officers cleared of fatality in drug raid
March 10, 2001
A grand jury has cleared a St. Louis County police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman during a drug raid at her home. Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced the decision Friday, noting that jurors had heard from 34 witnesses and pored over numerous pieces of evidence during two days of testimony in the death of Annette Green.
Kansan convicted of 3 murders
March 10, 2001
A southeast Kansas man was convicted Friday of murdering his father and two women at the home the two men shared. Michael A. Bethel, 24, was found guilty of one count of capital murder and two counts of first-degree murder.
Questions persist on IRS refund for KU
March 10, 2001
Lawmakers are practically begging higher education officials for information about whether Kansas University and other schools are in line for a multimillion-dollar refund from the Internal Revenue Service.
4-H News
March 10, 2001
Edward Coon
March 10, 2001
Patricia Davies
March 10, 2001
Ima Knudsen
March 10, 2001
Eberhard Services
March 10, 2001
Collins Services
March 10, 2001
Cecil Rogers
March 10, 2001
Sydney Schroeder
March 10, 2001
On the record
March 10, 2001
No-contest plea made in homeless man’s death
March 10, 2001
By Kevin Bates Six months after he claimed innocence in the death of a homeless man, a 22-year-old man changed his mind and on Friday pleaded no contest to running over and killing the victim, who had been sleeping in a downtown Lawrence alley.
Students see porn video by mistake
March 10, 2001
Third-graders who settled in to finish watching a video about dinosaurs this week ended up seeing something far different they saw an X-rated tape left in the VCR by a janitor.
Mr. Yuk ready to go nationwide
Symbol has been guarding poisons for 30 years
March 10, 2001
His scowling face and bright green tongue have been warning children away from dangerous chemicals and poisons for 30 years, and he could be at it nationwide before long. With National Poison Prevention Month under way, the creators of Mr. Yuk are celebrating three decades of what is already one of the country’s best-known poison control mascots.
Bush takes tax campaign to Democrats
March 10, 2001
Smiles papered over partisan disputes Friday as President Bush and Senate Democrats dug in for battle over the tax cuts that breezed through the House. “There is a need to make this happen quickly,” Bush said wishfully.
Taboo against tattling weakens
Students take lead in making schools less violent
March 10, 2001
Snitching. Squealing. Ratting. Whatever term is in vogue, the taboo against informing on schoolmates endures even when silence has deadly consequences. Educators see a few signs of change, however, as they try to persuade America’s students to take the lead in making their schools less vulnerable to violence.
True identity discovered at age 22
Kidnapped baby finally gets to know his birth family
March 10, 2001
Matthew Propp grew up thinking that was his name, but when he applied for a job with the New Mexico prison system last summer, a search for his birth certificate began to unravel the truth. He had been kidnapped as a baby two decades ago and raised by another couple.
Navy sub inquiry continues
Search simulation viewed on video
March 10, 2001
Navy admirals watched a computerized simulation Friday of the periscope search conducted before a U.S. submarine struck and sank a Japanese fishing vessel. The video showed how easy it would have been for USS Greeneville Cmdr. Scott Waddle and another officer to miss the boat in choppy seas and overcast skies with only 80 seconds devoted to the search.
Shooting case ends in suicide
Father kills three, including self
March 10, 2001
A retired Navy man shot and killed his former girlfriend and her mother Friday outside a courthouse following a child visitation hearing, then killed himself in a hotel room after a three-hour standoff with police.
Japanese minister apologizes
March 10, 2001
Japan’s finance minister distanced himself Friday from comments that the nation was on the verge of fiscal collapse, saying he had only meant to highlight the difficulties the country faces.
Poet’s tribute turns violent
March 10, 2001
A tribute Friday to Ukraine’s most famed poet turned into the bloodiest protest in a three-month campaign against President Leonid Kuchma, with several injured as demonstrators hurled bottles and a Molotov cocktail and riot police using tear gas.
Death toll climbs in flooding
March 10, 2001
The death toll in intense flooding in western Ukraine rose, while thousands of troops and residents in neighboring Hungary raced to pile up sandbags to protect sodden villages from further onslaughts of water.
Jayhawks club Wildcats - Kansas 94, Kansas State 63
Boschee scores 23 in quarterfinal win over Kansas State
March 10, 2001
Leave it to one shooter to help another snap a slump. Former Jayhawk sharpshooter Jerod Haase, now a KU administrative assistant, had some words of wisdom for current Jayhawk Jeff Boschee after Thursday night’s practice at Allen Fieldhouse.
Investigators question bargain uranium deal
March 10, 2001
When the government put enriched uranium estimated to be worth $10 million up for sale, it expected a good return. Instead, the U.S. Treasury received a scant $76,051, raising the ire of Energy Department investigators.
Millennium prizes awarded
March 10, 2001
A Kosovar who became a symbol of resistance to Yugoslav repression, two Pakistani defenders of women’s rights and a Rwandan who helped rebuild after the 1994 genocide were among honorees given the first Millennium Peace Prize for Women.
Albanians launch two-front attacks
March 10, 2001
Ethnic Albanian rebels launched strong attacks on two fronts Friday, defying NATO and American attempts to curb the growing crisis around Kosovo’s borders. In the first attack, rebels including some believed to have come from Kosovo attacked Macedonian forces in Brest, trapping about 100 officials, including a deputy interior minister, in the northern town.
Legend of Robin Hood gets a makeover
March 10, 2001
When Keira Knightley was 3 years old, she told her parents that she wanted an agent. “My parents always had agents and were talking with them all the time, and I thought, I want one, too. I went to musicals as a child and wanted to act. My parents were against it at first, but I was adamant.”
U2 seating plan questioned
Festival seating’ at concert venues has a fatal history
March 10, 2001
Dave Stagl is the proud and lucky owner of tickets to two of U2’s four Elevation Tour concerts scheduled at Chicago’s United Center in May. He’s charged up about the hotly anticipated shows, but the Irish rock band’s festival seating or open-floor admission policy is making him uneasy.
Managing the Web
AllofE Solutions offers systems for Internet
March 10, 2001
By Mark Fagan Amit Guha’s employees attended Kansas University, learned about computers at Kansas University and cheer during sporting events at Kansas University. No wonder they’re excited about working on a proposal for a new ticket-processing system and a logistical plan for matching donor amounts with seat assignments for the Kansas University Athletic Department.
Dying to be thin
Clinic joins battle against eating disorders
March 10, 2001
By Kim Hall Eating disorders take a toll on your body, your mind and your spirit. Whether it’s anorexia, bulimia or binge eating, abusing food can lead to serious health problems. Ed Bloch and Jena Leuenberger are no strangers to these disorders. The two business partners have counseled patients with eating disorders for the past 10 years in California.
Fans dislike team cuts
KU alumni voice support for tennis, swim squads
March 10, 2001
Sad. Unfortunate. Equality gone awry. Those were just a few of the terms that Kansas University fans and graduates were using Friday at the Big 12 basketball tournament to describe the demise of the men’s swimming and diving and tennis teams.
Boy gets life for ‘wrestling’ death
March 10, 2001
A boy who says he was imitating body-slamming pro wrestlers when he killed a little girl at age 12 was sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday after a judge refused to reduce his first-degree murder conviction.
Bishop Seabury, headmaster negotiate severance deal
March 10, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The reason Kris Pueschel’s career as headmaster of Bishop Seabury Academy formally ended Friday depends upon which faction of the school community is speaking. Pueschel’s critics contend his inflexible personality and excessive contract demands forced the board of trustees to end his three-year run as chief academic officer of the Episcopal school east of Lawrence.
Starbucks aims to conquer Europe
March 10, 2001
Europe is the last frontier for one of America’s greatest commercial icons. But can Starbucks Coffee Co. make it in the homeland of the leisurely street cafe? Is it even possible to sell Italians more double-shot espressos or make the French drink skim milk cafe au lait out of a paper cup?
New patch may relieve migraines
March 10, 2001
Migraine sufferers might get rid of their headaches in the future by wearing a patch on their foreheads that delivers a small dose of anesthesia, according to researchers. The method would be the first of its kind for migraines, and early tests showed that some patients got complete relief with few side effects.
Kansas City signs Febles, three others to 1-year pacts
March 10, 2001
Kansas City Royals second baseman Carlos Febles was one of four players to sign one-year contracts with the team on Friday.
Area Briefs
March 10, 2001
Drivers face sobriety checkpoint on Mass. St. Horse-van accident sends 4 to hospitals Franklin County woman sentenced for stabbing Hearing scheduled for arson suspect Fatal fire victim identified Haskell student hospitalized Grocery robbed at closing
Vinland supper goes whole hog
March 10, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Doris Moore, 81, remembers flipping pancakes on a large, hot griddle more than 50 years ago. “We’d be talking and having fun behind those griddles and we’d visit with people in the lines,” she recalled. “Sometimes we made animals and different shapes on the griddle. We had such a big crowd and they would line up.”
High court reverses felony murder cases
March 10, 2001
By Scott Rothschild A divided Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday that prosecutors overreached in leveling felony-murder charges in two cases, including one from Lawrence. The 4-3 decisions prompted criticism from Justice Bob Abbott, who wrote in his dissent, “The majority has opened a Pandora’s box and left the law grossly unsettled.”
KU dean leaving for Purdue
Frost Mason has been head of Liberal Arts and Sciences since 1996
March 10, 2001
By Dave Ranney The dean of Kansas University’s largest school is leaving to take a post at her alma mater but she says the reason isn’t related to KU’s continuing budget problems. Sally Frost Mason, who has headed KU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences since 1996, announced Friday that she will become provost at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.
East Heights principal to resign
District drops allegations of abuse
March 10, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district administration Friday cleared East Heights School’s suspended principal of accusations that she was responsible for alleged abuse of a special-education student.
Heater blamed in blaze
March 10, 2001
By Kevin Bates The fire that gutted the Total Fitness Athletic Center earlier this week was started by a heater inside one of the sauna rooms, officials said Friday, a cause similar to the one that led to the fire at another health club two years ago.
2-4 TAKACS QUARTET
March 10, 2001
J-W Staff Reports The Takacs Quartet, one of the world’s leading string quartets, will perform at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Lied Center.