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Stocks drop sharply again
Dow plunges by 317 points
March 14, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 3:43 p.m.) The prospect of the economic slowdown spreading around the globe shook Wall Street Wednesday, sending the Dow Jones industrials below 10,000 and setting the blue chip index up for its worst week in more than 13 years.
National briefs
March 14, 2001
Coke vows to limit marketing in schools Electroshock therapy relapse rates high Clemency request expedited for juvenile Customs raid nets 1,600 pounds of cocaine Plastics factory blast kills 3 workers
School shooter planned to use the last bullet on himself
March 14, 2001
The high school freshman accused of killing two classmates and wounding 13 other people in a campus shooting spree told investigators he planned to use his last bullet on himself, according to court records.
Poll: Student fear down slightly
March 14, 2001
A third of high school students say they can think of a classmate who may be troubled enough to stage a violent attack at school, though students’ fears have declined slightly since just after the April 1999 attack at Columbine High School, says a new poll.
KU golfers take sixth at Louisiana Classic
March 14, 2001
Kansas University knocked off 19 strokes from the previous day to place sixth Tuesday at the Louisiana Classic men’s golf tournament at Oakbourne Country Club.
LHS third, FSHS sixth
March 14, 2001
Lawrence High sophomore Megan Little placed second in the 100 butterfly with a state-qualifying time of 1:05.16 and swam a leg on the 200 freestyle relay that also qualified for state in the season opener for the city swimmers and divers on Tuesday.
Olajuwon may be finished
March 14, 2001
Hakeem Olajuwon, who led the Houston Rockets to a pair of NBA titles over a 17-year career and became the league’s all-time shot blocker, is suffering from a blood condition that may end his stellar career with the team.
Nunnally’s homer in ninth inning lifts Royals to 4-3 win over Yankees
March 14, 2001
Jon Nunnally, battling for a spot on the Kansas City Royals’ roster, hit a game-inning homer in the ninth inning Tuesday to lead the Kansas City Royals over the New York Yankees 4-3.
Jayhawks scorch Flames, 24-2
March 14, 2001
By Kelly Rathbun The weather was beautiful Tuesday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.
Briefs
March 14, 2001
Knight to be treated like any other candidate Williams in, Boozer out for first-round game
CSN’s coach rumored to be leaving after season
March 14, 2001
One big question keeps popping up as Cal State Northridge prepares to make its first NCAA Tournament appearance.
City commission briefs
March 14, 2001
Composting efforts to be consolidated Traffic study delayed Rezoning OK’d despite opposition Spring break observed by city commission
Northwestern State pops Winthrop
Demons prevail in play-in game, 71-67, will tackle Illinois on Friday
March 14, 2001
The arena was half-empty and the cable network was ready to go to its monster truck show. The play-in game that no one wanted needed something to make it memorable.
City briefs
March 14, 2001
Junior highs raise Stanford scores Couple pledge $100,000 to KU engineering
NBA briefs
March 14, 2001
Suns’ Kidd agrees to undergo counseling NBA fines O’Neal Kings’ Williams fined
Lakers’ Bryant sidelined by viral infection
March 14, 2001
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, the NBA’s second-leading scorer, missed Tuesday night’s game against the Boston Celtics due to a viral infection.
Jordan to come back?
Agent denies Sports Illustrated report
March 14, 2001
Could Michael Jordan’s next big acquisition for the Washington Wizards be Michael Jordan?
Michigan fires Ellerbe
March 14, 2001
Defeats, discipline problems and dwindling attendance proved to be Brian Ellerbe’s downfall at Michigan.
Camerata Sweden charms Lied Center
March 14, 2001
By Jan Biles Not to wish them ill, but I’m glad the Berlin Chamber Orchestra stayed home this year. Their absence allowed Camerata Sweden to find its a way Tuesday night to the Lied Center stage. Camerata Sweden, the leading chamber orchestra of its namesake nation, is the epitome of musical balance and beauty.
Teacher arrested
Olathe school district
March 14, 2001
An Olathe science teacher was among those arrested in a weekend drug raid at an Overland Park hotel. Geoffrey Patrick Folker, 39, was charged Saturday with possessing cocaine and not having a drug-tax stamp, both felonies.
Probes of Clinton pardons consolidated
March 14, 2001
The Justice Department has put a New York prosecutor in charge of investigating last-minute pardons granted by President Clinton, officials said Tuesday.
KBI volunteers to do DNA testing
Convicted murderer, unable to afford tests, wants evidence admitted
March 14, 2001
A state agency that once provided testimony against a man now serving a life sentence in the rape and murder of a pregnant woman has agreed to conduct the DNA testing he says would exonerate him.
McDonald’s demands new cattle feed rules
March 14, 2001
McDonald’s Corp. is starting on its own to enforce widely disregarded federal regulations aimed at keeping the nation’s beef supply free of mad cow disease.
Abortion activists debate
Informed consent’ law in question
March 14, 2001
Activists on both sides of the abortion debate disagreed Tuesday over the quality of medical evidence showing that abortions increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. The varying views were expressed during a House committee hearing on a bill to require that an abortion provider tell a woman about “the increased risk of breast cancer associated with the proposed abortion.”
Wade Stinson
March 14, 2001
Rose Spencer
March 14, 2001
On the record
March 14, 2001
Lawrence resident, officials work to rid city of meth labs
March 14, 2001
By Theresa Freed Special to the Journal-World BethAnne Mansur said she first realized there was a methamphetamine lab in her neighborhood two years ago when a house close by caught on fire from production of the drug.
Ground controller tried to call off fatal bombing exercise
Navy begins inquiry into accident that killed six people
March 14, 2001
A military air controller on the ground gave a U.S. Navy pilot clearance to drop bombs that killed six people Monday at a Kuwaiti training range, then quickly tried to abort the order, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.
Lawrence school district officials split on proposal
March 14, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board’s reaction Tuesday to Gov. Bill Graves’ school finance proposal ranged from exaltation to dejection. “I’m thrilled that he’s stepped up … with a proposal that addresses the needs to a much greater extent than his initial budget,” board member Sue Morgan said. “Clearly, it’s going to take a tax increase to do it.”
County on cusp of 100,000 people
March 14, 2001
By Joel Mathis Thirty-eight people. Douglas County was that many short of reaching a population of 100,000 in the 2000 census, according to figures released Tuesday. The county’s population surged to 99,962, the Census Bureau said, a number that earned it rankings as the fifth-most populous in Kansas, and one of the fastest-growing.
Graves wants tax increase to pay for public schools
Legislators cool to plan
March 14, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves laid down the gauntlet Tuesday, calling on lawmakers to increase state sales and motor fuels taxes to raise more money for public schools. By unveiling his $112 million plan, Graves ended weeks of speculation and jump-started the debate on school finance.
Motorola cuts 7,000 cell phone jobs
March 14, 2001
Motorola Inc. is eliminating 7,000 more jobs in its cellular phone division, bringing to 16,000 the number of cuts announced at the company during the past three months.
Chiefs release Sauerbrun
March 14, 2001
Less than a week after signing unrestricted free agent punter Dan Stryzinski, the Kansas City Chiefs have waived punter and kickoff specialist Todd Sauerbrun.
World briefs
March 14, 2001
German tourists kidnapped by guide U.S. soldier cleared in accidental shooting German industry slowly financing WWII fund
Arabs promise money to Palestinian Authority
March 14, 2001
Jarred by reports that the Palestinian Authority risks financial collapse, Arab diplomats have agreed their governments will provide $40 million a month to ensure that Yasser Arafat’s administration can pay workers and reduce Israel’s economic pressure in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the Arab League announced Tuesday.
Kosovo zone tense despite peace deal
March 14, 2001
Police scouts moved into a tense strip of southern Serbia on Tuesday ahead of army units, under a deal meant to quell ethnic unrest that risks drawing NATO into new conflict. NATO said the Yugoslav army would enter the area today.
Irish, Celtic tunes arrive just in time for St. Patrick’s Day
March 14, 2001
If you are looking for the perfect St. Patrick’s Day CD, you can’t go wrong with some of Gourd’s Celtic and Irish-tinged albums.
Oscar nominees meet the competition
March 14, 2001
It’s an annual ritual for Gil Cates. The producer of the Academy Awards ceremony begs nominees to please, please keep their acceptance speeches short.
Lecompton development unsettled
Annexation, finances, infrastructure issues discussed
March 14, 2001
By Joy Ludwig More questions need to be answered before this small community sees the first phase of a 700-acre development get off the ground. Several people expressed concerns Tuesday night about a proposed development that could bring up to 2,000 new homes, some businesses and a community center south of town.
Brockovich story on ‘Justice’
Truth, myth behind the Julia Roberts movie examined
March 14, 2001
Erin Brockovich still finds it hard to believe how much her life has changed since Julia Roberts starred in the movie bearing her name. “Sometimes I’m tempted to pinch myself to see if it’s all true,” Brockovich said.
A lesson in military justice
March 14, 2001
By Mike Hoeflich Kansas University School of Law The catastrophe involving the U.S.S. Greeneville, an American submarine, and a Japanese vessel, a tragedy which led to the deaths of many of the Japanese vessel’s passengers, has also led to the convening of a naval Court of Inquiry, a legal proceeding which has brought into the light an ancient aspect of the laws of war.
Selling of KU
March 14, 2001
Candies add pep to cake
Recipe will have chocolate lovers seeing green
March 14, 2001
Here’s a peppermint-flavor dessert from Hershey’s that wears a bit o’ the green. Well, quite a lot of green, in fact: verdant layers of cream filling and icing.
Census has political implications
March 14, 2001
By Larry Eichel The Philadelphia Inquirer For the rest of the year, we’ll be deluged with the results of the 2000 census. And I will eat them up.
Double-agent plants lure bees, deter pests and add to garden’s bounty
March 14, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger In our continuing saga on companion planting, we now turn to the deployment of flowers and blooming herbs to attract the beneficial insects that (we hope) will prey upon pests and improve productivity in the vegetable garden, and to the strategic use of aromatics to ward off pests.
Onion tart blends tradition with a dash of new influence
March 14, 2001
For all the talk of a new Irish cuisine, it’s hard to pin down a definition of it. The reason is that Irish food today is as varied as the cooks whose adventures in cooking have drawn attention to its quality.
Salary considerations
March 14, 2001
J-W Editorials The departure of a top Kansas University administrator may signal an unpleasant trend in the university’s ability to retain faculty members.
Sarah ‘Bernice’ Day
March 14, 2001
Oz hearing draws passionate crowd
More than 200 appear to back or oppose proposed theme park in DeSoto
March 14, 2001
By Joel Mathis The irresistible force and the immovable object met head-on in a Tuesday morning meeting at East Hills Business Park. The irresistible force: Business park companies who say their employees are endangered by speeding traffic every time they turn off Kansas Highway 10 to go to work.
Officers go back to school to study DNA
KBI teaches forensic evidence class at Kansas University
March 14, 2001
By Kevin Bates When it comes to making a case against a criminal, properly collected DNA evidence can be as good or better than a suspect’s confession, area law enforcement officials learned Tuesday. “If you seize the evidence and get it to the lab correctly, there are amazing things we can do,” said Scott Teeselink, Kansas Bureau of Investigation senior special agent.
Landlord proposal moves forward
Registration plan
March 14, 2001
By Joel Mathis Registration of landlords in single-family zoned areas moved a step closer to reality Tuesday night. Lawrence city commissioners examined the proposed registration ordinance and agreed to place it on future agendas for final approval in early April, despite the continued opposition of landlords.
Firms upset about K-10
East Hills businesses want speeding stopped
March 14, 2001
By Joel Mathis The irresistible force and the immovable object met head-on in a Tuesday morning meeting at East Hills Business Park. The irresistible force: Business park companies who say their employees are endangered by speeding traffic every time they turn off Kansas Highway 10 to go to work.
Schwartz top returner for Lawrence High
March 14, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High senior Emily Schwartz is high jumping where she left off at the end of last season.
Free State returns several state qualifiers
March 14, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Free State High’s track and field team is loaded with familiar faces this season.
SAFETY K-10 FIRMS UPSET WITH KDOT ––— BUSINESSES WANT TO STOP SPEEDING NEAR EAST HILLS
March 14, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com The irresistible force and the immovable object met head-on in a Tuesday morning meeting at East Hills Business Park.
Simpson services
March 14, 2001
Free State’s Rhodes makes all-Sunflower
March 14, 2001
Free State High senior Katie Rhodes, the top scorer in the city at 14.1 points per game, has been selected to the all-Sunflower League girls basketball team.
Hispanics fuel population jump
March 14, 2001
Kansas, long considered a rural breadbasket state of the nation, is more urban than a decade ago, and more diverse largely because the Hispanic population doubled. Census figures released Tuesday showed 57 of the state’s 105 counties lost population over the past decade, primarily in rural Kansas.
Alabama survives Seton Hall, 85-79
March 14, 2001
Alabama didn’t waste time being disappointed about not getting into the NCAA tournament.
Raiders suing league for $1 billion
Tagliabue testifies Oakland lost right to Los Angeles market when team moved back to bay
March 14, 2001
NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue testified Tuesday that the Oakland Raiders abandoned their claim to the lucrative Los Angeles market when the team moved back to the San Francisco Bay area in 1995.
Ex-KU AD Stinson dies at age 74
March 14, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Wade Stinson, a former standout Kansas University running back who later became KU’s athletics director, died Sunday. Stinson, who headed the Jayhawks’ athletics department from 1964-72, died in Diamondhead, Miss. He was 74.
Jayhawks endure longer, tougher practices
March 14, 2001
By Gary Bedore The calendar says today is Wednesday, March 14, 2001. The calendar lies.
Heinle a handful
Cal State Northridge senior had big year
March 14, 2001
By Gary Bedore Cal State Northridge isn’t widely regarded as a hotbed of college basketball. “About the only thing people know about us is this is where the earthquake hit in 1994,” Matadors’ senior forward/center Brian Heinle quipped.
Leary plays troubled cop
March 14, 2001
eady to dislike “The Job” (8:30 p.m., ABC), the new cop comedy starring Denis Leary. For one thing, I’ve grown tired of Leary’s patented “attitude.” His chain-smoking, staccato insult assault seemed tired about five years ago. And how many cop shows set in New York City do we need? Don’t other cities have crime?
Ronald Mitscher
March 14, 2001
Briefcase
March 14, 2001
Stock prices cut into net worth E-filing on the rise, but so are mistakes Retailers report sluggish sales Napster signs deal with Gracenote
Daily ticker
March 14, 2001
Voucher plan raises questions
March 14, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services The Bush administration has wisely decided to withhold submitting its bill to aid faith-based programs until it can revise the legislation to make it more acceptable to conservative religious leaders.
Poor reference
March 14, 2001
Short & sweet
March 14, 2001
Charity to gain from green bagels Creatures of habit Lawrence resident wasn’t chicken Celebrity cookbook helps fight hunger
St. Pat’s with style
Forget corned beef and opt for elegance, Irish chef says
March 14, 2001
James O’Shea pays affectionate tribute to St. Patrick’s Day, the annual holiday-feast of his native Ireland. As proprietor-chef of the West Street Grill in Litchfield, Conn., he delights in using his passion for food to compile menus for the occasion.
Friend must learn difficult lessons on her own
March 14, 2001
Public interest put aside
March 14, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Bankruptcy and ergonomics were not topics George W. Bush talked about when he was running for president, so it is not surprising that few if any voters gave much thought to those matters when deciding how to mark their ballots last November.
Phillips to play Arena football
March 14, 2001
Troubled running back Lawrence Phillips is returning to professional football, but not with the XFL. Phillips, 25, signed with the Arena Football League’s Florida Bobcats on Tuesday.
Kansas wrestlers win
March 14, 2001
Kansas’ wrestlers defeated Missouri, 32-12, on Tuesday at the ninth annual Metro Classic on Tuesday at Kansas City, Kan., CC.
Neighbor gets Graves’ ear on education
March 14, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves was recently playing with his 5-year-old daughter Katie in the front yard of their Mission Hills home when a neighbor came by and started a conversation.
Livestock disease jumps to France
March 14, 2001
Foot-and-mouth disease struck France’s farm belt Tuesday, confirming fears that a disease which could deal a harsh blow to Europe’s already rattled livestock industry has spread to the continent.
Eva B. Wiley
March 14, 2001
National briefs
March 14, 2001
Flag amendment introduced Barbie’s mate turns 40 Bush won’t limit emissions
Attendance low at Big 12 championship
March 14, 2001
Attendance at Sunday’s men’s Big 12 championship basketball game was one of the smallest since the enlarged conference began playing tournaments in 1997.
Judge postpones Farmers Co-op sale
March 14, 2001
By Mark Fagan A subsidiary of Ag Processing Inc. cannot buy Lawrence-based Farmers Cooperative Assn., a federal bankruptcy judge said. At least not yet.
Stocks rebound
Analyst cautions ‘this isn’t over’
March 14, 2001
Technology and blue chip stocks snapped back Tuesday as bargain hunters capitalized on the damage caused by Wall Street’s worst day this year. But analysts cautioned against reading too much into the advance, which came primarily on heavy trading late in the session.
Friends and neighbors
March 14, 2001
Horoscopes
March 14, 2001
Duke teammates named to All-America team
Iowa State’s Tinsley selected to second team; Kansas’ Gregory earns honorable mention
March 14, 2001
Duke teammates Shane Battier and Jason Williams and North Carolina’s Joseph Forte were the top vote-getters on the Associated Press All-America team announced Tuesday, just the second time three players from the same conference made the first team.
Bucks outlast Raptors
Reserve Thomas propels Milwaukee, 101-97
March 14, 2001
The Toronto Raptors relied on their bench to get back in the game. Milwaukee reserve Tim Thomas was the difference.
Area briefs
March 14, 2001
Conference to focus on female British writers AARP backs legislative rally Lewd incidents reported Professor to lecture on Zen images, ideas Deadline reached for property assessment forms Lecompton Township to have public meeting
Briefly
March 14, 2001
Help still available for natural gas bills KANU comedy show takes to different airwaves 93-year-old Ottawan dies after kitchen-fire accident Personal property forms due to county Thursday
Ducks’ streak hits five
First-place Washington absorbs 2-0 setback
March 14, 2001
The first-place Washington Capitals made the trades that are supposed to send them to the Stanley Cup finals, yet the last-place Anaheim Mighty Ducks looked more like the playoff team.
National briefs
March 14, 2001
Girl Scouts ticketed for cookie sales Corn dogs recalled for unapproved corn 7 tons of marijuana found amid jalapenos Bicycle water bottles recalled as hazard Tuna burgers linked to health hazards $30 million used to buy Washington portrait Police officer nabbed for internal break-in