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KU BOWLING
March 24, 2001
IBC Sectional Qualifier in Kansas City
KU BOWLING RESULTS
March 24, 2001
College Results IBC SECTIONAL QUALIFIER
JAMES STRODE OBITUARY
March 24, 2001
James Strode Edwardsville - Graveside services for James H. Strode, 88, Horton, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Edwardsville Cemetery.
Mir’s fiery plunge goes flawlessly
March 24, 2001
Leaving behind its early days of secrecy and its final days of ignominy, Russia’s Mir space station went out Friday in glory, blazing to a public, fiery and harmless death over the Pacific Ocean.
Russia expels 50 American diplomats
March 24, 2001
Russia repaid the United States in kind for expelling 50 Russian diplomats ordering out on Friday the same number of Americans but President Vladimir Putin tried to soften the blow, saying relations wouldn’t be hurt.
KU TENNIS RESULTS
March 24, 2001
College Women Saturday at Lubbock, Texas
KU Notebook: Monkey survives second assault
Jayhawks’ pregame ritual comes up short in NCAA regional loss
March 24, 2001
By Gary Bedore This time, the monkey ritual didn’t work. “We did it exactly the same way as last time. Only this time we used a bigger monkey,” KU senior center Eric Chenowith said after the Jayhawks’ 80-64 NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal loss to Illinois on Friday night at the Alamodome.
Self credits Williams for win
Sophomore point guard powers Illini into Elite Eight meeting with UA, 80-64
March 24, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Common name, uncommon game. That’s Illinois point guard Frank Williams. Williams scored 30 points as Illinois dumped Kansas, 80-64, in an NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal Friday night at the Alamodome.
Hospital birth announcements dropped as safety precaution
March 24, 2001
The new year was only hours old, but Kimberly Groninga already wanted the world to know about an early 2001 blessing her newborn daughter. So Groninga, 30, of Iowa City, was grateful when friends and relatives responded to the local newspaper announcement of her daughter’s birth on Jan. 2.
Urban sprawl
March 24, 2001
Congressman ‘disturbed’
March 24, 2001
By Dave Ranney Five months ago, Congressman Dennis Moore asked the special investigation division of the House Committee on Government Reform to run a quick check on conditions in the 46 nursing homes in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District, which he represents.
Alta Wilburn
March 24, 2001
People
March 24, 2001
Raptors big on blocks
March 24, 2001
Keon Clark and the Toronto Raptors swatted their way into the NBA record book. Clark had an NBA season-high 12 blocked shots and Toronto finished with an NBA record 23 as the Raptors beat Atlanta, 112-86, Friday night.
Bears thump KU
Kansas squanders chances in 11-2 loss
March 24, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Look what the Bears dragged in. Baylor shook off catcalls of, “Here kitty, kitty, kitty,” ringing from Kansas University’s dugout early in the contest and crushed the Jayhawks, 11-2, in Big 12 baseball on Friday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Little cause for celebration
March 24, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe Within hours, the lawyers had broken out the champagne. It’s come to that. A decision by this Supreme Court that a pregnant women is entitled to the same medical privacy as any other patient is enough to bring on the bubbly.
Good sports
March 24, 2001
Journal-World Editorial An offer by a group of KU swim team alumni illustrates the true spirit of college athletics. This is what college athletics should be about. During March Madness, we’re overwhelmed with win-loss records, tournament seedings, hiring and firing of coaches and speculation about which players have professional basketball careers ahead of them.
Household hazards
Parents should be proactive to prevent poisonings
March 24, 2001
By Kim Hall It’s a full-time job keeping an eye on a toddler. Children learn by touching, feeling and even putting things in their mouths. Unfortunately, children don’t know what’s poisonous and what’s not. Every year, thousands of children accidentally ingest toxic chemicals from everyday household items. Many of them don’t survive.
Arizona stuffs Lockhart, reaches Elite Eight, 66-56
Wildcats double-team Ole Miss center, roll into regional final with Illinois
March 24, 2001
Loren Woods and the Arizona Wildcats went out of their way to stop Mississippi’s Rahim Lockhart. Woods, towering over Lockhart at 7-foot-1, helped contain Mississippi’s wide-body center and send the second-seeded Wildcats to a 66-56 victory Friday night in the Midwest semifinals.
Vestal champions Lawrence’s east side
March 24, 2001
By Tim Carpenter If children could vote, Dale Vestal would be sitting pretty in the Lawrence school board election. “I’ve coached just about every kind of youth sports team you can imagine,” he said. “I enjoy it, working with children.”
Court reinstates ex-Revenue attorney’s case
March 24, 2001
The state Supreme Court has reinstated a lawsuit filed by a former Department of Revenue attorney over his May 1997 firing, but the justices narrowed the scope of his case.
Bush renews abortion restrictions
March 24, 2001
President Bush will issue a new order imposing abortion restrictions on U.S. foreign aid, hoping to scuttle a bid by congressional critics to overturn one of his first acts as president, administration officials said Friday.
Illini dismantle Kansas
Jayhawks pushed around in 80-64 regional semifinal loss to Illinois
March 24, 2001
By Gary Bedore Big, strong, athletic and deep Illinois sure didn’t look like the weakest of the NCAA Tournament’s four No. 1 seeds on Friday night. The Fighting Illini used furious, frenzied man-to-man defensive pressure to force 13 early turnovers and race to a 17-7 lead en route to an 80-64 Midwest Regional Sweet 16 victory over No. 4-seed Kansas on Friday night at the Alamodome.
Protesters log 184 miles
March 24, 2001
By Kevin Bates and Mike Belt Micah Bales and 10 others carried signs as they walked along U.S. Highway 24 from Topeka to Lawrence. Bales’ sign read “Journey for Justice.” Another proclaimed “The death penalty is dead wrong,” and yet another said “Execution is not the solution.”
Child-care facility numbers drop off
County suffers net loss of 13 day cares in 2000
March 24, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Despite a population boom and a high demand for day cares, Douglas County lost 13 child-care facilities last year. New figures released this week by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department show that while dozens of new day-care facilities opened, more than 100 closed in 2000.
KU loss strikes sour chord
March 24, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Uplifting strains of a mariachi band at a Friday afternoon pep rally gave way Friday night to the sour notes of a lopsided loss for Kansas University fans in southern Texas. And with the 80-64 setback to the Illinois Fighting Illini, the Kansas Jayhawks were sent packing from this year’s NCAA Tournament.
THE MAG: BEST BETS
March 24, 2001
Lover’s leap, Jonathan Richman,
William Jobbins
March 24, 2001
Military strategy reviewed
Defense chief briefs Bush on plans to transform Pentagon
March 24, 2001
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has given President Bush a first look at the strategic underpinnings of a plan to transform the American military, officials said Friday.
Military News
March 24, 2001
Weddings
March 24, 2001
Engagements
March 24, 2001
Prozac and St. John’s wort a bad mix
Drug reaction known as serotonin syndrome can cause anxiety, nausea
March 24, 2001
I am a 57-year-old woman who has had a lifetime fight with depression. I function quite well, but life can be difficult. Approximately eight years ago I began using Prozac. It was like a miracle! Within six weeks the depression was gone. For the past few years, however, the drug has been less effective. The depression isn’t nearly as bad as before, but it’s mild to moderate.
NHL Roundup
New Jersey wins 13th straight game
March 24, 2001
Patrik Elias scored two goals and New Jersey tied the NHL’s fourth-longest winning streak by beating Vancouver 4-0 on Friday for its 13th straight win.
Four Big 12 teams still alive
March 24, 2001
The Big 12 has been clamoring for attention in women’s basketball ever since it was formed in 1996. Now, the league has its best chance yet to get noticed and to put a team in the Final Four for the first time.
Bell leads Spartans past Bulldogs - Michigan State 77, Gonzaga 62
March 24, 2001
Michigan State no longer has Mateen Cleaves and Morris Peterson. Even so, the Spartans still have the look of a champion.
Owls oust PSU in South semis - Temple 84, Penn State 72
March 24, 2001
The thin bench, the gimmicky defense and the frumpy curmudgeon of a coach have turned Temple’s Owls into the darlings of the NCAA Tournament.
Knight gets back in the game
Texas Tech officially names Indiana legend men’s head basketball coach
March 24, 2001
Bob Knight is back in college basketball, ending a six-month exile to coach a Texas Tech team that hopes he can build a winner and control his temper.
Museum sponsors cyclists
March 24, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University’s Natural History Museum wanted exposure, and Eric Struckhoff wanted money. Voil the Museum Cycling Team was born.
Wright pitches Indians past Royals
March 24, 2001
Jaret Wright, recovering from shoulder surgery, pitched two hitless innings in his first spring training outing for the Cleveland Indians, a 1-0 victory Friday night over the Kansas City Royals.
Slutskaya claims lead over Kwan
Russian skater holds first place after short program in World Championships
March 24, 2001
Maybe it’s their styles. Or the fact Irina Slutskaya has been the challenger and Michelle Kwan the champion so many times. Regardless, Slutskaya’s mastery of Michelle Kwan carried through the short program in the World Figure Skating Championships on Friday.
Martin flashes his old form
Driver captures seventh career pole at Bristol
March 24, 2001
Mark Martin had his first glimmer of hope in a gloomy season when he won the pole Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Martin, considered a championship contender before the season, has been awful. He has only one top-10 finish and is 23rd in Winston Cup points after five races.
Bush determined to turn court
March 24, 2001
By Robert Reno Newsday Republicans have this wretched record of picking judges who then turn around and sit on their bottoms for life dispensing liberal justice.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
March 24, 2001
Sentence issues
March 24, 2001
Wit, wisdom from a former coach
March 24, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Back in 1978, when the University of Texas basketball team he coached won the National Invitation Tournament, Abe Lemons, impressed by the high prices on his Big Apple hotel’s breakfast menu, made a request of the maitre d’: “I said I wanted to see the chicken that could lay a $4.95 egg
House OKs child support bill
March 24, 2001
The House approved a bill intended to improve operation of the state’s child support processing center. The 122-0 vote Friday sent the bill to the Senate.
Panel rules against inmate in ‘art’ case
March 24, 2001
In July 1998, security personnel at the state’s prison outside El Dorado shook down the cell of inmate Turik Fox, who was serving time for rape, aggravated kidnapping and attempted murder.
Expert on homelessness enters shelter fray
March 24, 2001
By Joel Mathis A Lawrence appearance Friday by a national expert on homelessness turned into another round of debate about the future of a proposed homeless shelter here.
John Downing
March 24, 2001
Hazel Hayden-Tesch
March 24, 2001
Bernita Harris
March 24, 2001
The Rev. John Gillesse
March 24, 2001
Basehor mayor convicted
March 24, 2001
Basehor Mayor John Pfannenstiel was convicted Friday night on three counts of unlawful sexual activity with inmates at a state prison where he worked as a guard.
On the record
March 24, 2001
Girl X’ testifies about brutal assault that left her near death
March 24, 2001
Raising her head and making eye movements to communicate, the 13-year-old known as Girl X took testified Friday about the attack in 1997 that left her blind, crippled and mute.
More sheep suspected of disease
March 24, 2001
Federal agents trying to prevent mad cow disease from gaining a foothold in the United States seized a second flock of Vermont sheep Friday as protesters mockingly gave the Nazi salute.
Britain faces epidemic
March 24, 2001
Britain faces “a very large epidemic” of foot and mouth disease that could strike more than 4,000 sites by June according to a government-commissioned report that sent a shock wave through the country’s besieged agricultural industry Friday.
Despite reform plan, money chase goes on
March 24, 2001
As they break from their battle to restrain the influence of big money in politics, senators are barnstorming the country this weekend to collect the very kind of big-check contributions they might soon vote to render illegal.
Panama canal workers demand $1 billion in lawsuit
March 24, 2001
The U.S. government owes 30,000 Panama Canal workers $1.2 billion for cheating them out of severance and Social Security benefits, according to a civil lawsuit the workers filed against the government.
Teens arrested for school threats
March 24, 2001
Three 16-year-old students have been arrested for allegedly plotting an attack at their rural western New York high school.
Shooter was gunning for vice principal
March 24, 2001
An 18-year-old student accused of shooting five people at his high school made a reference to the Columbine High massacre in class earlier this year and simulated guns with his hands, a classmate said Friday.
Ashcroft blames games, media for school violence
March 24, 2001
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft said Friday that violent entertainment aimed at kids contributes to an “ethic of violence,” and he urged the media to help steer young people to a safer path.
Bluegrass growth spurt follows ‘O Brother’ soundtrack
March 24, 2001
When Dan Hays, executive director of the International Bluegrass Music Assn., looks at the country music charts these days, he sees something different. Bluegrass artists. Lots of them.
Weaver ready for career’s next risk
Two of her new movies, both comedies, hit the big screen
March 24, 2001
As Warrant Officer Lt. Ellen Ripley in the “Alien” films, Sigourney Weaver has stared down slime monsters, corporate backstabbers and a planetful of lechers. But as a mere mortal wife, mother, upper East Sider, career woman she is subject to the same terrors as everyone else. Cannibals. Elevators. Eclairs.
Dow extends recovery
Analysts warn rebound likely won’t last
March 24, 2001
Wall Street ended a horrific two weeks with a show of strength Friday, boosting the Dow Jones industrials by 115 points and extending Thursday’s late rebound from a nearly 400-point drop.
Boeing’s Wichita plant lands assembly work
Seattle area to lose production of 757s
March 24, 2001
Boeing Co. will move some aircraft production work from its suburban Renton plant to its factory at Wichita, Kan., but the head of Boeing Commercial Airplanes said Friday that the heart of its operations would stay in the Seattle area.
Employment agencies suffer temporary slowdown
March 24, 2001
By Mark Fagan Disney shut down its catalog service center, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. closed its direct-mail plant and Oread Inc. shut down its pharmaceutical operations. All three Lawrence-area closures during the past year helped send a growing number of displaced employees to temporary-employment services for work and frustrate an increasingly large number of job-seekers.
Charities, depth hurt Jayhawks
March 24, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Now that it’s over, I can’t help but think back to even before the men’s basketball season when we heard all that talk about how the basketball rules committee spearheaded by Roy Williams of Kansas had vowed to clean things up in the paint.
Briefly
March 24, 2001
Military: Moran to speak today at National Guard meeting Student honors: KU senior wins Truman Scholarship
Sister has every right to decline invitation to brother’s wedding
March 24, 2001
Horoscopes
March 24, 2001
Business Briefcase
March 24, 2001
Guinness World Records reportedly up for sale Fire aftermath: Fifi’s reopens Monday Acquisition: WWF to own troubled rival Technology: Micron to sell business, merge with Nampam
Daily Ticker
March 24, 2001
Mansfield opposes tax abatements
March 24, 2001
By Joel Mathis Watching TV on dull nights in bars is how Adam Mansfield began learning about the Lawrence City Commission. Mansfield, who is challenging for a commission seat in the April 3 general election, manages Louise’s Bar Downtown and has worked at a variety of other Lawrence watering holes.
House may raid highway funds
Lawmakers eye $300 million in road budget
March 24, 2001
By Scott Rothschild House Speaker Kent Glasscock says there might be hundreds of millions of extra dollars in the state transportation plan that could be used to bridge shortfalls in other areas of the state budget.
Illini end Kansas’ run
March 24, 2001
The monkey that Kansas University took off Roy Williams’ back a week ago was replaced Friday night by an over-powering Fighting Illini. Led by Big 10 Player of the Year Frank Williams and his 30-point effort, the Illini outmuscled Kansas 80-64 in the regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.
Smell permeates downtown
March 24, 2001
Spring cleaning at Lawrence’s wastewater treatment plant, 1400 E. Eighth St., has been exuding a malodorous scent lately, but officials say the smell should blow away by the end of the weekend.
Motorola cuts 4,000 more jobs
March 24, 2001
Motorola Inc. said Friday it was cutting 4,000 more jobs, or about 3.1 percent of its work force, to bring to 22,000 the number of job cuts announced since December.
$pears and mom cash in on 2 books
March 24, 2001
Oops, they did it again.Mega-pop sprite Britney Spears and her mega-mama Lynne are following up on the success of last year’s autobiography, “Britney Spears’ Heart to Heart,” with, like, a novel.
Census confirms decline of small Midwest towns
March 24, 2001
The class of 2001 in the tiny town of Morland, Kan., is small enough to fit at a card table. When the four seniors graduate this spring, it will mark a beginning for them and an end for their high school.