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One man killed, two others injured in traffic accident
Authorities have not yet identified victims
March 21, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 7:13 p.m.) One person was killed and two others were injured Wednesday afternoon when two cars collided on Kansas Highway 10 just west of Wakarusa Drive southwest of Lawrence.
Senate panel OKs education budget
March 21, 2001
Legislators made headway Tuesday on key components of elementary and secondary education measures, including a House bill targeting the mastery of basic skills by the end of third grade.
House approves recount bill
Voter list legislation also included
March 21, 2001
A measure making it easier for some candidates to request recounts has cleared the House, along with a separate bill intended to help counties clean up their voter legislation lists.
McCarty, Chelios sidelined
March 21, 2001
The Detroit Red Wings will be without right wing Darren McCarty for 2-to-3 weeks and defenseman Chris Chelios indefinitely because of injuries.
Texas Tech faculty to state case against hiring Knight
March 21, 2001
Texas Tech faculty who oppose Bob Knight don’t expect much support from their colleagues at a meeting Wednesday to discuss a new basketball coach.
Area briefs
March 21, 2001
Manhattan resident named state agency director Health board to begin budget discussions Ottawa joins appeal against utility company Ottawa museum displaying Earhart exhibit Deputies respond to gunshot report
Coaching vacancies piling up
Knight, Pitino could have new jobs this week
March 21, 2001
As college basketball focuses on the round of 16, the coaching profession is zeroing in on another number: 25.
Civics teacher putting theory into action
March 21, 2001
By Joel Mathis Sue Hack isn’t the first member of her family to try a hand at city politics, but she hopes to be the most successful. Her grandfather, Henry Wilkinson Flagg, was a Stetson-wearing Texan who served one year as mayor of Galveston starting in 1942.
Short & sweet
March 21, 2001
Getting to the bottom of gumbo’s origins Cook for cash Food world prepares to honor achievement New leftover-toters help you contain yourself
Dinner is served
Personal chefs cook up steady business in Lawrence
March 21, 2001
By Jim Baker Personal chefs that’s a luxury reserved for the rich and famous, right? Well, yes, jet-setters and members of the Hollywood crowd like Arnold and Demi likely enjoy the services of their own personal chef.
Redrawn mental health bill passes Senate
March 21, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas Senate rejected a proposal Tuesday to require insurance plans to provide the same amount of coverage for mental illnesses as for physical illnesses.
It’s time to toss Big Eight frauds
Hooterville bumpkins tricked Texans into thinking they knew how to play basketball
March 21, 2001
Let me introduce myself. I’m Retro Man. I turn back calendars. I correct mistakes by using hindsight.
Reform favors incumbents
March 21, 2001
McCainism, the McCarthyism of today’s “progressives,” involves, as McCarthyism did, the reckless hurling of imprecise accusations. Then the accusation was “communism!” Today it is “corruption!” Pandemic corruption of “everybody” by “the system” supposedly justifies campaign finance reforms.
Expectant mother hurt by predictions of grim days ahead
March 21, 2001
Horoscopes
March 21, 2001
Briefs
March 21, 2001
Padres change Henderson offer Higginson turns down Tigers’ contract offer Yankees’ Knoblauch to try left field
Sweeney, Beltran boost Royals
March 21, 2001
Carlos Beltran hit his fourth home run of the spring and Mike Sweeney went 3-for-3 as the Kansas City Royals topped the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 Tuesday.
New Mexico withstands Waves, 81-78
March 21, 2001
Ruben Douglas scored 25 points and Marlon Parmer led a second-half rally by New Mexico in an 81-78 victory over Pepperdine in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament on Tuesday night.
Self impressed with KU
Illinois coach feels his team, Jayhawks similar
March 21, 2001
By Gary Bedore Who says Kansas has a “soft” men’s basketball team?
Duke prepares for Stiles, SMS
March 21, 2001
Moments after she realized her team would be facing Southwest Missouri State in an NCAA tournament regional semifinal, Duke’s Gail Goestenkors summarized almost everything she knew about the Lady Bears in two words.
Oklahoma coach inspires confidence
Coale has turned around OU program
March 21, 2001
The Oklahoma women’s basketball team is moving on in the NCAA tournament, its players pleased and confident but not content.
Incumbent hopes her experience, vision return her to school board
March 21, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Former art teacher Leni Salkind is known for producing beautiful ceramic sculptures. But the clay, kiln and other instruments of her artistry have fallen victim to neglect amid her determination to be a full-time player on the Lawrence school board.
For Norm Cook, success was fleeting
Ex-Jayhawk, whose son Brian plays for Illinois, had only a short stay in the NBA
March 21, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Even the most fervent Kansas University men’s basketball fan might have trouble answering this question: Who are the three former Jayhawks who have been selected in the first round of the NBA draft by the Boston Celtics?
Daily ticker
March 21, 2001
Houston a hit for Knicks
New York clobbers Cleveland, 110-75
March 21, 2001
Ah, Houston, we no longer have a problem.
Blake, Roy injured in Colorado’s 4-1 win
March 21, 2001
Defensemen Ray Bourque, Jon Klemm and Greg de Vries scored goals as the streaking Colorado Avalanche beat San Jose 4-1 Tuesday night.
Catchy tune scores Jayhawk mythology
Pep band taking fans ‘By the River’
March 21, 2001
By Joel Mathis Jayhawk basketball fans are rehearsing their chants, cheers and songs as the team heads to San Antonio for Sweet 16 competition this week. A new addition to the fight song repertoire was unveiled last week in Dayton when the pep band performed a song of uncertain origin but rumored to have been written by KU basketball great Wilt Chamberlain.
Bush masters image politics
March 21, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Comedian Billy Crystal made the line famous in his Saturday Night Live skits: “It’s better to look marvelous than to feel marvelous.” In other words, to play on Clinton’s 1992 winning slogan it’s the packaging, stupid.
Story confirms bullies’ effect
March 21, 2001
By Bill Thompson Fort Worth Star-Telegram The e-mails and phone calls started pouring in soon after my column about schoolyard bullies hit the street and the responses are still coming.
People
March 21, 2001
Bogdanovich in divorce court ‘Almost Famous’ actress always knew she’d be famous Jazz trumpeter Marsalis named U.N. messenger of peace Richards sports chain-lock hairdo Bacharach sues after fall
Briefs
March 21, 2001
Memphis boosters get FedEx backing Cavs shelve Traylor
Head-injury funding left out of proposed SRS budget
March 21, 2001
A $1.76 billion budget for the state’s social services agency is bound for the House floor without $2 million that advocates said could eliminate the waiting list for a head-injury program.
Wall at Reds’ stadium will stand 40 feet tall
March 21, 2001
The Green Monster will no longer be the major leagues’ most imposing wall.
Cell phones donated to women’s shelter
March 21, 2001
By Kevin Bates Sabra Moses once had to yell from her window for help from her abusive husband. Now she’ll have a free cell phone and service, donated by a telecommunications company through a program designed to give domestic violence victims a better means of calling for help.
Mother, 2 teens shot to death in KCK
March 21, 2001
Two teens and their mother were found shot to death inside a home here Tuesday afternoon, police said. A man walked into a Kansas City, Kan., police station on Tuesday and tipped police to the deaths.
3 found murdered in Topeka
March 21, 2001
Police were investigating the shooting deaths of a man and two women found Tuesday at a house in an east Topeka neighborhood known for violence and drug activity.
Robert W. Payne
March 21, 2001
Carl Lanham
March 21, 2001
Albert Fitz Sr.
March 21, 2001
Charles Robertson
March 21, 2001
Louise Scott
March 21, 2001
Louis Mills
March 21, 2001
Ethel Malicky
March 21, 2001
French Services
March 21, 2001
Weaver’s wants bus stop change
March 21, 2001
By Janet Reid A Lawrence Transit Authority transfer station outside Weaver’s Department Store, 901 Mass., is disrupting business, a store official told transit officials Tuesday. Joe Flannery, president of the downtown anchor, asked members of Law-rence’s Public Transit Advisory Committee to consider moving the transfer station a few blocks east.
On the record
March 21, 2001
Plushchenko first at World
Americans Eldredge, Goebel in second, fourth
March 21, 2001
Alexei Yagudin’s courage was more than matched by Yevgeny Plushchenko’s artistic and technical brilliance.
Sideline
March 21, 2001
Royals trip Toronto Rosado to open season on DL Henson headed to Yankees?
Briefly
March 21, 2001
Wreck sends 3 to hospital KCC extends shutoff ban Appraiser’s office threatened
Green steps down from Tennessee post
March 21, 2001
Tennessee men’s basketball coach Jerry Green resigned Tuesday following a 22-11 season and a fourth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. The announcement was made by athletics director Doug Dickey.
Regents endowment seeking tax breaks
March 21, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Less than three weeks before the legislative recess, a bill has been introduced that would give tax breaks to those who contribute to a foundation run by the Kansas Board of Regents.
Red Cloud rising
Lawrence sculptor casts Hall of Fame bust
March 21, 2001
By Mike Belt The legendary Chief Red Cloud becomes the 23rd addition to the Nebraska Hall of Fame Thursday and Lawrence artist Jim Brothers made the sculpture that will honor the Oglala Lakota leader.
Tourist to fly on space station
March 21, 2001
Dennis Tito will fly aboard the international space station next month, Russian officials insisted Tuesday, even though the United States and 14 other countries are arguing that the Los Angeles multimillionaire should wait.
U.S. offering military intelligence to Macedonians
March 21, 2001
U.S. forces in Kosovo are providing aerial photos and other military intelligence to Macedonian army officers preparing an offensive against ethnic Albanian guerrillas, Macedonian officials said Tuesday.
Military issues ultimatum to Albanian rebels
March 21, 2001
Government artillery pounded the hills outside Tetovo on Tuesday, as the military issued an ultimatum to ethnic Albanian rebels, giving them 24 hours to end their insurgency or face an all-out assault.
World briefs
March 21, 2001
At least 14 dead in bus accident Fox makes appeal to Zapatista rebels
Delaney’s a bit blue on leaving ‘NYPD
March 21, 2001
Kim Delaney will finish filming her final episode today as Detective Diane Russell on ABC’s gritty cop drama “NYPD Blue.” Two days later, she’ll begin work on the pilot of “Philly,” a new Steven Bochco drama that will air on ABC next season.
Jackson top contender for country awards
Two Kansans, Martina McBride and Chely Wright, also in running
March 21, 2001
Alan Jackson had eight nominations to lead the list of contenders for the TNN Country Weekly Music Awards. Martina McBride and Chely Wright, both from Kansas, also were nominated for awards.
ABC newscast goes Spanish
Each day’s events translated to attract growing audience
March 21, 2001
The frantic final hours of newsgathering and writing at “World News Tonight” complete, Peter Jennings looks into the camera to tell the night’s top story about an advance in genome research.
World’s largest oil rig topples into sea
March 21, 2001
The world’s biggest floating oil rig sank in the South Atlantic on Tuesday, and the state oil company Petrobras said some of the 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel on board had already started to leak.
Band-aid can’t stanch market
Fed action is less than investors sought
March 21, 2001
The Federal Reserve delivered a half-point of interest-rate relief to the ailing economy Tuesday, citing “substantial risks” of prolonged weakness and signaling it would take further action if needed to stave off recession. The latest reduction in the federal funds rate brought this key benchmark for short-term loans down to 5 percent following earlier half-point cuts on Jan. 3 and Jan. 31.
Graves seeks new ‘dance partners’
March 21, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves said Tuesday that the education proposal he unveiled a week ago is fighting for its life and will need help from Democrats. “I’d say on a scale of one to 10, our chances are a little more than five, but not more than six,” Graves, a Republican, said.
National briefs
March 21, 2001
Study: Estrogen therapy may be linked to ovarian cancer Senate amends campaign bill to ease wealthy-rival bans Florida elections official wants voting reform
Will KU go ape again?
Williams seeks motivational tool against Illinois
March 21, 2001
By Gary Bedore Roy Williams may or may not be able to top himself. “I’m really stressed out right now because I don’t know what else to come back with after the monkey,” Williams, Kansas University’s men’s basketball coach, said on Tuesday.
Bush says he won’t ‘force’ Mideast peace
March 21, 2001
President Bush waded gingerly into Middle Eastern politics Tuesday, promising Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that the United States stands ready to help ease tensions in the region but “will not try to force peace” on Israel or the Palestinians.
Sub skipper apologizes
I was trying my best,’ captain testifies
March 21, 2001
By turns apologetic and defensive, the skipper of a submarine that sank a Japanese trawler took the stand Tuesday, blaming errors by himself and his crew for the accident.
Rolling blackouts continue in California
March 21, 2001
An unseasonably warm first day of spring led to a second straight day of rolling blackouts across the entire length of the state Tuesday in what Californians fear could be a preview of this summer.
Tax myopia
March 21, 2001
Who pays?
March 21, 2001
Gonzaga still America’s Team
Underdog Bulldogs to face defending champions
March 21, 2001
Three straight appearances in the third round of the NCAA Tournament warrants being labeled better than a “mid-major” team, Gonzaga feels.
Lentils lend themselves to spring’s lighter dining style
March 21, 2001
As we’re poised here at the start of spring, I find that my tastes in food are changing. In the winter months I eschew salads and “light” foods for dishes that emphasize meat and use root vegetables. When the temperature drops and the days grow short, we tend to eat like we’re storing fat.
Golf tourney called because of rain, wind
March 21, 2001
With cold, driving rain and winds in excess of 30 mph, the final round of the Cleveland Golf Collegiate Championship on Tuesday was canceled with Kansas University’s men’s golf team in fourth place after two rounds at the Palmetto Golf Club.
Fresno State netters top Kansas, 5-2
March 21, 2001
Fresno State won four singles matches and two doubles matches to topple Kansas University, 5-2, in men’s college tennis Tuesday.
Top Jayhawks to red-shirt
KU’s Gruber, Russell to sit outdoor season
March 21, 2001
Four of the top seniors on Kansas University’s track team will be held out of competition during the outdoor season. KU coach Stanley Redwine will red-shirt seniors Charlie Gruber, Jabari Wamble and Andy Morris as well as junior Scott Russell.
Briefcase
March 21, 2001
Argentina hands Cavallo economic reigns again Bush signs repeal of workplace rules IBP awaits Tyson’s $3.2 billion purchase
Identity theft case targets rich and famous
March 21, 2001
A restaurant busboy is accused of using the Internet and Forbes’ list of the richest people in America in a scheme to steal millions of dollars from Steven Spielberg, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffett and others.
What happens when rates go down
March 21, 2001
The Fed generally cuts interest rates when inflation is subdued and the economy needs a boost. The Fed cut rates in January for the first time in two years in response to a sharp economic slowdown.
Fed seeks help from rate cut
Reassuring markets among goals behind half-point move
March 21, 2001
The Federal Reserve, the U.S. central bank, has decided to cut interest rates again. Here’s a look at why the decision was taken and what effect it will have.
Black beret is more than a hat
March 21, 2001
One of the major precepts in communist thought is that every citizen should be treated roughly the same in terms of status and compensation regardless of what type of work they do.
Funding options
March 21, 2001
J-W Editorial Alternative tax sources should be investigated to fund increased state spending on public education. Gov. Bill Graves is traveling the state this week trying to drum up support for his plan to raise the state sales and gasoline taxes to provide more funding for public schools.
With a little heat, citrus juice flows freely
March 21, 2001
Is it true that if you heat a lemon before juicing it, you’ll get more juice? You don’t actually get more juice by warming lemons or other citrus fruits such as oranges, but it certainly seems that way.
Great matchups product of fate, not NCAA fix
March 21, 2001
Look at the matchups, people say. Of course the NCAA Tournament selection committee did it on purpose. Lefty Driesell against Maryland? Quin Snyder against Duke? Kentucky and Duke bearing down on another region final in Philadelphia? Could it all have been a coincidence?
West Regional not exempt from blackouts
March 21, 2001
The rolling blackouts that hit Southern California for the first time this week could interrupt one of the NCAA championship games scheduled for Thursday, though officials say it is unlikely.
Lavin expects criticism
UCLA coach knows fans can be fickle
March 21, 2001
Win or lose, UCLA coach Steve Lavin expects to get blasted from critics at home no matter how his fourth-seeded Bruins fare against top-seeded Duke.
Port mushroom sauce earns rave reader reviews
The Best of Cooking Light 2’ highlights magazine favorites
March 21, 2001
The deeply flavored port mushroom sauce in this recipe is reminiscent of a classic bordelaise sauce but is made in a fraction of the time. It’s practically fat-free and it’s versatile try it with lamb, venison or pork, besides the beef called for here.
Ragout: quick and casual
Main course can be ready in 30 minutes
March 21, 2001
Beef-Vegetable Ragout is a good dish for a casual get-together. Casual for the cook, too, because it can be ready in about half an hour. The dish is featured in “Better Homes and Gardens One-Dish Dinners” (Meredith Books, $24.95). The editors of this varied collection of recipes for compactly assembled meals suggest serving the ragout over pasta with crusty bread or cornbread on the side.