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Jayhawks to play at 9 p.m. Friday CST
March 19, 2001
(Updated Monday at 3:01 p.m.) Sweet 16 opponents Kansas and Illinois will play the second game of Friday night’s Midwest Regional slate in San Antonio, Tex.
MONDAY BUSINESS BRIEFS
March 19, 2001
LOTTERY Kansans: Beware
MONDAY BUSINESS BRIEFS
March 19, 2001
LOTTERY Kansans: Beware
World Briefs
March 19, 2001
Judiciary bans opposition group Castro vows socialism Socialists take power in Paris, Lyon Shipwreck toll >expected to top 50 Stampede to see band kills four girls at mall
California dreamer silenced
John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas dies
March 19, 2001
Songwriter John Phillips, who as a member of the Mamas and the Papas penned “California Dreamin”’ and other hits by the 1960s pop group, died Sunday morning. He was 65.
Old Home Town
March 19, 2001
Exit Wounds’ heals Seagal’s image
March 19, 2001
The less Steven Seagal has on his mind, the better. As suggested by “Exit Wounds’ “meaningless, awful title (ideas for sequels: “Head Injuries,” “Mangled Limbs”), this is straight-ahead, streamlined mayhem.
Horoscopes
March 19, 2001
Family having second thoughts about adoption
March 19, 2001
Video Game Reviews: American McGee’s Alice, Blade
March 19, 2001
You remember Alice, don’t you? Cute girl, hung out with a talking cat and some crazy guy with a big hat, drinking tea in a psychedelic land of make-believe? Well, Alice has grown up a little, and now she’s got some new toys and one heckuva mean streak.
Internet advances cause online congestion
Businesses strive to push the ever-growing packet stream past Web choke points
March 19, 2001
Two years ago, when Victoria’s Secret first broadcast its fashion show online, many would-be viewers looking for scantily clad models met with network congestion instead.
Design takes Web to new dimension
Power users’ can use 3-D Internet browser to get organized
March 19, 2001
Impatient with current Internet browsers, architect Mike Rosen figured he could make data-handling easier by adding a new dimension.
Midwest regional: Illinois shuts down Charlotte
March 19, 2001
No drama in Dayton? The Midwest Regional’s top team didn’t mind at all. Illinois made sure that there would be no three-point barrage and no shocking defeats in the arena where, remarkably, the NCAA Tournament played true to form all week.
Missouri shocks Georgia
Tigers end Bulldogs’ 24-game home winning streak, advance to Sweet 16
March 19, 2001
When the final horn sounded, Kelly Miller buckled over as if she had been punched in the stomach. Coco Miller gnawed at her jersey and fought back tears as she trotted off the court.
What’s new: Tech briefs
March 19, 2001
Apple’s iTunes doesn’t disappoint This mini mouse means business Palm deals a new handheld EarthLink raises DSL rates More turf to surf
School board hopeful values family, church
March 19, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Kimberly Nicole Rials tacks on another birthday today, yet remains the youngest of six candidates running for Lawrence school board.
First Years’: sex and lawyers
Tune In: Kevin McDonough
March 19, 2001
Am I the only one tired of shows about lawyers, doctors and cops? Obviously not. The networks’ monotonous obsession with these professions has driven millions to turn to the numbing banality of so-called reality TV. I’d rather watch Kimmi get voted off the island than endure the 14th new show about lawyers, wouldn’t you?
Journalist to return home
Albanian reporter hopes to embrace new freedoms
March 19, 2001
By Ada Heqimi I’ve been away from Albania for more than a month. I’ll return on Saturday. Each day since I’ve been gone, I’ve tried to read the latest news covering the fighting in Serbia and Macedonia near our border. This usually involves violence between ethnic Albanian guerrillas and border police.
Stiles to play tonight despite injury
NCAA scoring leader missed final 10 minutes of Bears’ first-round victory
March 19, 2001
Coach Cheryl Burnett wasn’t sure which one technically caused Jackie Stiles to miss the final 10 minutes of Southwest Missouri State’s first-round win over Toledo Saturday in the NCAA tournament.
San Antonio a sweet destination
March 19, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Jennifer Aytes was looking forward to some sweet, warm weather to go along with some Sweet 16 basketball this week in San Antonio, Tex.
Sharon seeks U.S. backing
March 19, 2001
At the White House on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will be looking for President Bush’s endorsement of his cautious approach to peacemaking with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
People
March 19, 2001
Stockholm or bust Tiger handler Deal goes sour Nebraska honor
Nobody understands market
March 19, 2001
By Tony Kornheiser Creators Syndicate I don’t want to be an alarmist, but I think the economy may be slowing down. The other day I saw Alan Greenspan standing on Pennsylvania Ave. with a sign that said, “Will lower rates for food.”
City commission candidate has history of civic involvement
March 19, 2001
By Joel Mathis Even when Scott Bailey was working in Washington D.C., he lived in Lawrence. “It’s interesting,” he said. “There’s a lot of people who commute to the East Coast. You see the same people on the flight Sunday night.”
Bracing for nature’s wrath
Experts advise homeowners, renters to take precautionary steps
March 19, 2001
With winter storms about to give way to spring thaws and flood-and-tornado season, it’s time to protect yourself against being left high and dry by Mother Nature.
Betting the house
Internet feeds compulsive gamblers’ problems
March 19, 2001
When John returns home from work in the evenings, he kisses his wife on the cheek, pats his two young children on the head and makes a beeline for the computer in his family’s den. He disappears for hours, unwilling to leave his seat, even for dinner.
Senate studies school finance
March 19, 2001
Debate on school finance will remain largely behind the scenes this week as senators step back to digest the latest education proposals and assess support for them.
NBA roundup: Shaq sinks former team
O’Neal scores 33 in 95-90 win over Orlando
March 19, 2001
Shaquille O’Neal provided the Orlando Magic with another reason to regret watching him walk away as a free agent.
A pivotal moment for free speech
March 19, 2001
With this week’s beginning of Senate debate on campaign finance reform, we will reach the most pivotal moment in the history of American freedom since the civil rights revolution three and a half decades ago.
Another ring for Shaq?
March 19, 2001
He now has a nipple ring to go with his title ring. “I get bored,” said Shaquille O’Neal, showing off his newest accessory.
Iraq opposition fails mission
March 19, 2001
Despite millions of dollars in U.S. aid, the leading Iraqi opposition group has proved so hapless in making use of the money, accounting for it, finding recruits for Pentagon training and preventing its own fragmentation that the State Department is searching for alternatives.
Macedonia braces for wider conflict
March 19, 2001
Fighting between government troops and ethnic Albanian rebels sent residents scurrying for cover Sunday on the outskirts of Macedonia’s second-largest city and mixed the sounds of gunfire with chants of churchgoers praying for peace.
Market turmoil clouds retirement plans
March 19, 2001
Suddenly, those plans for early retirement seem unwise, and eating in sounds better than dining out. For many Americans over 50, stock market worries are taking a toll on outlooks and lifestyles.
Space station has first change in command
March 19, 2001
The first commander of the international space station formally handed over control to his successor Sunday night and then retreated to space shuttle Discovery for a late-night departure.
Nation briefs
March 19, 2001
WWF violence targeted Son charged in two deaths Beltway accident snarls I-95
Violent crime on the rise
March 19, 2001
A Justice Department study of violent crime among different races shows an alarmingly high rate of violence against American Indians, while crime against other groups has fallen.
Debate on campaign finance reform expected to be lively
March 19, 2001
Senators predicted “free-for-all” and “freewheeling” discussions this week on campaign finance, but suggested Sunday there was no consensus yet on what the legislation ultimately would do.
Congressional offices struggle with e-mail
March 19, 2001
Few congressional offices are able to cope with a flood of e-mail from Americans, a problem that threatens to worsen as the total climbs beyond the 80 million messages sent last year, a study released Sunday says.
Sharon seeks U.S. backing
March 19, 2001
At the White House on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will be looking for President Bush’s endorsement of his cautious approach to peacemaking with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Exit Wounds’ makes first-place entrance at box office
March 19, 2001
Action star Steven Seagal scored a solid comeback with “Exit Wounds,” a crime thriller that debuted as the weekend’s top film with $19 million.
Brush with Big Bird teaches art appreciation
March 19, 2001
You don’t have to be a kid to love Chuck Close’s paintings. It’s grown-ups who hang his mural-size portraits in museums and galleries around the world.
Valda Ziegenhorn Woodruff
March 19, 2001
Edgar Warner
March 19, 2001
Downey put focus on sleaze
March 19, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Miami Herald The Mouth fell silent this week. Morton Downey Jr. died of complications from cancer. And if you just said, “Morton who?” you must be young or blessedly forgetful. Either way, you’re lucky. You see, 13 years ago, Downey was one of the most famous men in America. America still has the scars to prove it.
Community failure
March 19, 2001
City police blotter
March 19, 2001
Tax inequities
March 19, 2001
Lawrence briefs
March 19, 2001
Coalition to offer children spring break activities LMH to have refresher prenatal class Senator assigned to five subcommittees
State Briefs
March 19, 2001
Congressman to speak at care group’s meeting KDHE creates Web site for birth, death information
On the money - Education savings plans
March 19, 2001
Education-savings plans can provide a good way for parents to sock away cash for a son’s or daughter’s college years.
Business briefcase
March 19, 2001
Lottery — Kansans: Beware of telephone scams Small businesses — How to anticipate an IRS audit
Police officer killed
March 19, 2001
A police officer responding to a domestic disturbance was shot to death, moments before the suspected gunman died in a blaze authorities believe he set.
Disposable credit cards offer safety despite inconvenience
March 19, 2001
Jane Bryant Quinn: Staying ahead Can the Web be made safe for credit cards? Online merchants say it’s safe enough, but plenty of shoppers disagree.
It’s generally a good idea to use a flash outdoors
March 19, 2001
When amateur photographers ask for my best photography tip, I often say, “Think flashy outdoor pictures.” In other words, use your flash outdoors.
Legislative Calendar
March 19, 2001
Here is a schedule of major legislative events next week:
Amtrak derailment in Iowa kills one
Exact cause of crash yet to be determined
March 19, 2001
An Amtrak train carrying 210 people from Chicago to California derailed in rural Iowa, killing one passenger, injuring 96 others and leaving a zigzagging trail of silver cars along a muddy embankment.
Recycling efforts growing by leaps and bounds
March 19, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Already believed to be the state’s top city for recycling waste, Lawrence officials say recycling here continues to build steam.
Fans sweet on KU
Jayhawks advance past Round Two of NCAA Tourney for first time since ‘97
March 19, 2001
By Mike Belt Molly Hodson sat on her father’s shoulders in the terminal at Forbes Field and held up a sign that said, “Who let the Hawks out?”
South regional: Temple knocks off Florida
March 19, 2001
Half of last year’s Final Four flopped Sunday. North Carolina and Florida were eliminated in back-to-back shockers in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Wells considering retiring after ‘01
March 19, 2001
David Wells insists he will retire after this season if the Chicago White Sox don’t exercise his $9 million option for 2002.
XFL Roundup: Rage suffer first setback
March 19, 2001
Tommy Maddox threw two touchdown passes and ran for a third score as the Los Angeles Xtreme handed the Orlando Rage its first loss of the season, 31-6 Sunday.
McCarty returns to Royals
Cleveland clips Kansas City, 4-2
March 19, 2001
Dave McCarty felt something in his left side when he swung the bat in a March 3 game against the New York Yankees, and it didn’t feel good.
NHL Roundup: Sakic’s 100th point pops Wild
Colorado rallies for 4-3 come-from-behind win over Minnesota
March 19, 2001
Within minutes of Joe Sakic’s game-winning goal, dozens of arena workers scurried to convert the hockey rink to a basketball court for an NBA game four hours later.
Michigan faces big test in Riley, Irish
March 19, 2001
LeeAnn Bies will get exactly what she asked for tonight, when she draws the tough assignment of guarding Notre Dame senior center Ruth Riley.
Women’s NCAA Tournament roundup
March 19, 2001
N.C. State 68, Villanova 64 Tennessee 92, St. Mary’s 75 Xavier 77, Clemson 62 Texas Tech 73, Virginia Tech 52 Purdue 73, LSU 70 Iowa State 85, Florida State 70
Woods ends victory drought
Tiger claims one-stroke victory at Bay Hill Invitational
March 19, 2001
No more talk about a slump, just more stories about the amazing feats of Tiger Woods. “It’s always nice to win,” Woods said. “It was not a pretty round of golf, but I got the ball in the hole.”
Jarrett nips Park in Dodge Dealers 400
March 19, 2001
There were memories of the late Dale Earnhardt everywhere and not all of them good as Dale Jarrett came from way back to win the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 on Sunday.
Penn State stops Tar Heels
Second-seeded North Carolina toppled by Nittany Lions, 82-74
March 19, 2001
Move over Joe Paterno. Penn State’s basketball program wants a share of the spotlight. Penn State made basketball news Sunday with one of the biggest surprises of the NCAA Tournament, an 82-74 victory over second-seeded North Carolina.
Think big
March 19, 2001
Journal-World Editorial When acquiring land for future parks and green space, Lawrence needs to think big. Lawrence’s founders, as well as a number of recent and current residents, have appreciated the value and importance of green space. They had the vision years ago to make sure land was set aside for parks such as Central Park (now Buford M. Watson Memorial Park) and South Park.