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WHAT ARE YOU READING?
March 29, 2001
Steve Borgelt, delivery person,
3-29 TEEN RESEARCH BREAKOUT
March 29, 2001
Degrees of dyslexia Experts estimate that between 5 percent and 15 percent of the U.S. population has some degree of dyslexia.
GOODEN/KU NOTEBOOK
March 29, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams doesn’t think the NBA is in Drew Gooden’s immediate future.
MAG SPY KIDS CUTLINE
March 29, 2001
DARYL SABARA, left, and Alexa Vega try to outrun dastardly bad guys in “Spy Kids.”
THE MAG: CAVEMAN CUTLINE
March 29, 2001
SAMUEL L. JACKSON, right, plays a paranoid homeless man who enlists the aid of his daughter (Aunjanue Ellis) to help solve a murder in “The Caveman’s Valentine.”
CONSUMERS ALLEGE UTILITY BLOCKS ACCESS TO RECORDS
March 29, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/ourregion
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
March 29, 2001
Singles 1. “Angel,” Shaggy (feat. Rayvon)
PLANNING COMMISSION SPLITS ON DEVELOPMENTS
March 29, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com A pair of controversial Lawrence developments got mixed results Wednesday at the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission meeting.
BIRTHS
March 29, 2001
* Barry and Heather Kingery, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday. * Christopher and Julie Heatwole, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday.
THE MAG: ARTS NOTES
March 29, 2001
Trio to perform at West Side show
THE MAG: WEIRD NEWS
March 29, 2001
Lead stories At least 1,400 college students are majoring in “golf” at eight universities, with more schools about to start programs, according to a March Wall Street Journal report. One school just completed a $1.1 million student “learning laboratory” (that is, a model golf clubhouse), part of what is necessary to meet the demand for pros as new or expanded U.S. courses open at the rate of about one a day. Curricula include business classes, turf science, and many, many rounds of golf.
THE MAG: ART BOX
March 29, 2001
What: “Never Knew What Hit Her,” MFA thesis exhibit by Traci Tullius When: Through March. A reception is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. today, with a special performance piece scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
WIN
March 29, 2001
J-W Staff and Wire Report Durham, N.C. — Kansas University men’s basketball signee Aaron Miles didn’t play much in Wednesday night’s McDonald’s All-America game at Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium.
SWIMMING SOUND OFF
March 29, 2001
I can’t understand why, when two KU sports were cut, there were no headlines in the paper. You have to search through the sports page to read anything about that. The cuts were announced Sunday, March 4. The top front-page headline in the March 5 Journal-World was “KU abolishes men’s tennis, swimming.” Since then, the Journal-World has covered the story in numerous stories both in the news and sports sections of the newspaper.
THURSDAY WOODLING COLUMN
March 29, 2001
Leo Durocher was wrong. Nice guys don’t finish last. Proof is Kansas University football coach Terry Allen, a man constitutionally incapable of un-niceness.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR THURSDAY
March 29, 2001
TRADING Nortel profit warning
THE MAG: MARRIED TO THE MUSIC
March 29, 2001
Married to the music Over the Rhine team wrestles with IRS but gets help from Junkies
THE MAG: KOREAN CONNECTION
March 29, 2001
*** Korean connection
THE MAG: HIT IN THE HEAD BY LIFE
March 29, 2001
Hit in the head by life New exhibit laughs at monotony of daily rituals
KU FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK
March 29, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Not everyone on Kansas University’s football team is looking forward to the opening of spring practices today.
KU KINSEY HERE FOR LONG HAUL
March 29, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Mario Kinsey spent spring break in his hometown of Waco, Texas.
THE MAG: CD REVIEWS
March 29, 2001
Shoestring “Cross Addicted”
Coy services
March 29, 2001
UNLV lures Spoonhour back to bench
March 29, 2001
Charlie Spoonhour is no Rick Pitino, and that’s just fine with him. Hopefully, it will be fine with UNLV fans, too. Rejected by Pitino, UNLV turned to the 61-year-old Spoonhour on Thursday to become the third coach of the Runnin’ Rebels within the last four months.
KU rowing meet moved to Clinton
March 29, 2001
This weekend’s Jayhawk Invitational rowing has been moved from the Kansas River to Clinton Lake because of high water on the Kaw.
Ohio State wins women’s NIT
March 29, 2001
Jamie Lewis scored 19 points, including a pair of late three-pointers, as Ohio State beat New Mexico 62-61 Wednesday to win the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.
Bruins blank Maple Leafs
Boston tied for final Eastern playoff spot
March 29, 2001
The Boston Bruins moved back into a tie for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Byron Dafoe made 24 saves for his second shutout of the season, and Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist in the Bruins’ 3-0 victory over Toronto on Wednesday night.
Planning commissioners split on development plans
March 29, 2001
By Joel Mathis A pair of controversial Lawrence developments got mixed results Wednesday at the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission meeting. Commissioners approved a preliminary development plan for a proposed Home Depot store at 31st Street and Ousdahl Road.
Army helps with livestock slaughter
March 29, 2001
Army butchers began slaughtering sheep in northern England on Wednesday, and Britain received the green light to vaccinate thousands of cattle against foot-and-mouth disease but officials are still debating whether to use the last-resort measure.
Mexico rebels address Congress
March 29, 2001
In a historic encounter, Zapatista rebel leaders clad in black ski masks and Mayan clothing spoke before Congress in favor of an Indian rights law Wednesday, marking a new era in Mexican democracy, analysts said.
World briefs
March 29, 2001
Protesters delay nuclear waste train Wreckage from missing U.S. fighter planes found Putin consolidates hold on Russian power
Easy exercise also helps
March 29, 2001
Couch potatoes rejoice: a new study suggests moderately paced, sustained activities promote weight loss more effectively than brief, high-intensity health club workouts based on the “no pain, no gain” mantra.
McVeigh unrepentant for deaths
March 29, 2001
A remorseless Timothy McVeigh calls the children killed in the Oklahoma City bombing “collateral damage,” regretting only that their deaths detracted from his bid to avenge Waco and Ruby Ridge, according to a new book.
Brother’s dyslexia inspires teen to apply for research grant
March 29, 2001
An eighth-grader frustrated with his younger brother’s reading difficulties put his shoulder to the wheel and scored an educational coup: an $87,000 grant to screen kindergartners for dyslexia.
Ad spurs free speech debate
March 29, 2001
By Marc Berley Talk about free speech on college campuses is louder today than it has been in years, thanks to a recent ad in 13 college newspapers titled “Ten Reasons Why Reparations for Blacks Is a Bad Idea for Blacks and Racist Too.”
Wake Up Call: Locking up an investment
Private prisons offer chance to make capital from punishment
March 29, 2001
By Greg Douros Being a graduate student and a stock market mogul isn’t as easy as it looks. But after hearing from all my friends in the private sector who already have small fortunes tucked away, I decide to give it a shot. With tech stocks’ recent volatile performance on Wall Street, stability is now more important than ever.
Out Of Bounds: Soccer moms we’re not
Road tripping for your team can be painful, but ‘Net can help
March 29, 2001
By Seth Jones Sometimes, I think it’d be easier to be a soccer mom. After all, if I drove 1,600 miles to see little Seth Jr. run around on the soccer field and he sucked well, he’d still be little Seth Jr. and I’d still love him, even if he missed three penalty kick attempts and lost the game for his team.
Film Review - ‘The Caveman’s Valentine’
Samuel L. Jackson takes audience into mind of delusional detective
March 29, 2001
By Loey Lockerby It’s easy to see why Samuel L. Jackson wanted to be in this movie. He gets to play a homeless, delusional musician who also is highly sensitive and intelligent. The role allows him to immerse himself in a difficult character and even chew a little scenery (but not too much). Actors love this stuff.
Film Review - ‘Spy Kids’
Filmmaker Robert Rodriquez injects kids’ adventure with plenty of energy
March 29, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Like the speedy vehicles that can be seen throughout the film, “Spy Kids” moves at an agreeably quick pace, never letting up for such petty things as catching your breath.
House OKs Bush’s budget outline
March 29, 2001
Republicans on Wednesday overwhelmed Democrats and pushed a $1.94 trillion budget for 2002 through the House, as President Bush’s blueprint for tax cuts and curtailed spending cleared its first major congressional hurdle.
Cloning advocates vow to carry on
March 29, 2001
Two groups of scientists Wednesday testified that they were gearing up to clone human beings in secret laboratories and that they saw nothing illegal in their quest.
People
March 29, 2001
Lennon items fail at auction Eagles ascend to lofty perch Tennis role transforms Holly Stone stalker confined
THE MAG: HOLIDAYS IN THE SON
March 29, 2001
Holidays in the Son Lawrence’s Son Venezuela bolsters the expanding Latin scene
CLOSE
March 29, 2001
Dow Industrials —162.19, 9,785.35
March 29, 2001
PG ***
March 29, 2001
(R). **1/2
THE MAG: BOOKS BOX
March 29, 2001
What: “Candidate to Kill” by Tom Ellis Where: Available at Borders Books, Hastings Books and online at Amazon.com
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOWS TO RAISE $100,000
March 29, 2001
Motel reports lead to drug seizure
COUNTY COMMISSION COURTHOUSE FEELS PARKING CRUNCH ––— COMMISSION DISCUSSES LEASING SPACE
March 29, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Solving the parking crunch at the Douglas County Courthouse may not be easy because some East Lawrence residents don’t want additional parking encroaching on their neighborhood.
THE MAG: BELIEVE THE HYPE
March 29, 2001
Believe the hype Lawrence’s underground DJ CGz spins hip-hop tales on KJHK
MAG CALENDAR
March 29, 2001
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
QB SITUATION HOT TOPIC AT KU
March 29, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com If spring is a time for rebirth in nature, then spring football is a time for rebirth at Kansas University.
STATE GOVERNMENT LAWSUIT ALLEGES KDHR RACIAL BIAS –- EMPLOYEE ALLEGES JOB DISCRIMINATION
March 29, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/legislature
National briefs
March 29, 2001
Comair cancels flights through next week Civil War era graffiti found during restoration Death benefits denied for inmate’s family
Alford agrees
March 29, 2001
Iowa coach Steve Alford has reached a tentative agreement on a five-year, $4.5 million contract extension that would keep him with the school through 2009.
FSHS SOFTBALL PREVIEW FOR THURS.
March 29, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com If NBC and the WWF ever wanted to experiment with moving in the fences and playing softball without an outfield, this year’s installment of the Free State High softball team might be the perfect guinea pig.
COY SERVICES
March 29, 2001
Services for Thelma G. Davison Coy, 92, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Clinton Cemetery. Mrs. Coy died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
National briefs
March 29, 2001
Campaign lies criminalized Social Security garnisheed Air conditioners recalled Nissan air bags probed
Congressional briefs
March 29, 2001
Anti-junk e-mail bill nears passage Democrats announce redistricting strategy Negotiations fail on election reform
Calendar
March 29, 2001
Mourning may be making mistake
Rewards won’t outweigh risks for Heat center, even if Miami takes title
March 29, 2001
This isn’t Shaquille O’Neal coming back to the Lakers. It’s not Tim Duncan returning to the Spurs. It might not even be such a wonderful story if Alonzo Mourning ends up putting his health at further risk by coming back to play for the Miami Heat.
Kansas needs QB
Jayhawks have options to ponder during spring drills
March 29, 2001
By Robert Sinclair If spring is a time for rebirth in nature, then spring football is a time for rebirth at Kansas University. “Probably the best way to explain this spring is ‘new,’” coach Terry Allen said during a press conference Wednesday afternoon to open his fifth spring session at KU. “It’s exciting for me. We’ve got so many virtually new faces and so many changes.”
LHS looking for return trip to state softball tourney
March 29, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High softball coach Reenie Stogsdill hopes her returning players got enough taste of state last spring that they want to go back for seconds this year.
Saving face
Many teens wage daily battles with acne
March 29, 2001
With teen-agers facing increasing pressure to look like Britney Spears or one of the Backstreet Boys, a case of acne can be devastating. Especially if that acne never goes away or leaves scars. Brandi Semrad, 16, knows. She remembers a time when she didn’t want anyone to see her.
Johnny Benson’s hard-luck team refuses to give up
March 29, 2001
When Johnny Benson dropped from the lead to eighth place on a single pit stop during the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 at Darlington, crew chief James Ince yanked his starters and called in the specialists.
The young and the thankful
Success of Steve Park and team tribute to Dale Earnhardt
March 29, 2001
Three years ago this month Steve Park sat in a hospital room recovering from several serious injuries from a practice-session crash at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Park was in his first full season in the Winston Cup series, preparing for the fourth race.
Stocks tumble on fears
Earnings warnings cause fall in tech sector
March 29, 2001
Wall Street made an expected retreat Wednesday, sending technology and blue chip stocks sliding on a mix of earnings worries and profit-taking from the Dow Jones industrials’ big three-day rally.
Woman can quit trying to please boyfriend’s mother
March 29, 2001
Exclusive Online Profile: Six Year Sophomore
Just don’t call it frat rock
March 29, 2001
By Michael Newman Six Year Sophomore’s four members all belong to the Theta Chi fraternity at Kansas University, and that’s where they formed their band. While two of the musicians live in the fraternity house, and they practice in a small room in a building behind the house, that’s the extent of band’s linkage to Greek life.
Word Of Mouth: ‘Murra Cafe’
Murra Cafe delivers authentic Eastern dishes
March 29, 2001
By Diane Frook When Murra Cafe needed another server, they did what any restaurant would do and posted a “Help Wanted” sign in the window. But when they needed another cook, the family operating this Korean restaurant restricted its search. Not just anyone who might happen by their storefront in the I-70 business center would qualify.
KU VS. ARKANSAS SOFTBALL, GAME 1
March 29, 2001
ARKANSAS ab r h bi Cortney Mitchell 2b 4 0 0 0
KANSAS LEGISLATURE TURNOVER PERSISTS IN NURSING HOMES ––— DESPITE STATE AID FOR RAISES, SHORTAGES CONTINUE
March 29, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/legislature
CRISWELL PACES CITY SWIMMERS
March 29, 2001
J-W Staff Report Manhattan — Free State High junior Kelli Criswell shined Wednesday in her season swimming debut, placing first in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, at a five-team meet at KSU Natatorium.
National briefs
March 29, 2001
Labor agency workers strike for new contract Driver’s vision test available online Condor egg found Ex-AG denies cover-up of racial profiling
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, TONGIE DEBATERS
March 29, 2001
TONGANOXIE HIGH SENIORS Marissa Stephenson, left, and Luke Manson show off the debate team’s first-place trophy from the state tournament. Mason and Stephenson teamed to take first in the two-speaker debate division, their second consecutive state title, at the tournament, which was Jan. 9-10 at Shawnee Heights High School, Topeka. The photo was submitted by Janet Manson, Tonganoxie. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For More Friends and Neighbors go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
Cartoon barks up right tree
March 29, 2001
You don’t have to be a canine lover to find the cartoon “documentary” “Still Life with Animated Dogs” (9:30 p.m., PBS, check local listings) both whimsical and profound.
THE MAG: SON CUTLINE
March 29, 2001
SON VENEZUELA is preparing to release its debut CD “Don’t Stop Now.”
MAG REEFER
March 29, 2001
IN THE MAG Believe the hype
Teen mag tries new style
March 29, 2001
Teen magazine hopes to steer out of the growing logjam of teen monthlies by introducing a format that will focus almost exclusively on style and list price, store and e-tailer alongside every featured product.
Club clash
March 29, 2001
J-W Editorials The city should take steps to defend the rights of residents plagued by disruptive drinking establishments in their neighborhoods. Continuing complaints from neighbors of a drinking establishment in North Lawrence raise questions about how far the city can or should go to protect residents from businesses that disrupt their neighborhoods.
Sprint CEO touts ‘third generation’
Wireless evolution to improve lives, he says
March 29, 2001
By Mark Fagan Scholars may have scoffed at Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone, but William Esrey warns people not to think the same way about his third-generation wireless technology. Like the phone, he said, the newer, faster and more effective technology will change the way people live.
Daily ticker
March 29, 2001
Hit in the head by life
New exhibit laughs at monotony of daily rituals
March 29, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near There is a certain amount of futility in life’s daily rituals, like making a bed just so it can be unmade to sleep in. Traci Tullius thinks there is some stupidity in the way we all spend our time, and she’s turned her observations into an amazing interactive art display.
THE MAG: LOCKING UP AN INVESTMENT
March 29, 2001
Locking up an investment Private prisons offer the chance to make capital from punishment
THE MAG: A CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION
March 29, 2001
A cause for celebration The Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee 2001’s lineup burns bright
THE MAG: WAKE UP BOX
March 29, 2001
Question: Would you consider investing in a private prison corporation? Melissa Aberly,
Acil Winn
March 29, 2001
Courthouse feels parking crunch
Commission discusses leasing space
March 29, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Solving the parking crunch at the Douglas County Courthouse may not be easy because some East Lawrence residents don’t want additional parking encroaching on their neighborhood.
Israel strikes back for suicide bombs
March 29, 2001
Israeli helicopters rocketed headquarters of Force 17, Yasser Arafat’s elite guard, in Gaza and the West Bank town of Ramallah on Wednesday, retaliating for a wave of bombings, including a suicide attack that killed two Israeli teen-agers.
Briefcase
March 29, 2001
GE deal to create global satellite provider Sun Publications fires, hires publisher Coca-Cola forecasts growth ADC announces layoffs
SAVING FACE
March 29, 2001
Teens wage daily battles with acne
Horoscopes
March 29, 2001
THE MAG: CROOKED POLITICIANS AND GUNPLAY
March 29, 2001
Crooked politicians and gunplay Topeka novelist Tom Ellis publishes ‘Candidate to Kill’
SIN AND SODA TAX PROPOSED
March 29, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/legislature
RE NOT
March 29, 2001
Soccer moms we’re not Road tripping for your team can be painful, but the Internet can help
TOP MOVIES
March 29, 2001
SFX and Sandstone Amphitheatre announce first 2001 concert dates
March 29, 2001
Final Four coaches learn you ‘have to be lucky’
March 29, 2001
The Final Four sidelines will be crowded this weekend with coaches who know how to win an NCAA title.
KU’s Williams gushes about SMS player
March 29, 2001
Jackie Stiles is a legend in Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams’ eyes. “John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Jackie Stiles … what can ya say? That’s a pretty good combination,” Williams said, putting Claflin native Stiles in the same category as his Western movie heroes.
Stiles relies on superstitions
March 29, 2001
Jackie Stiles is confident she’ll score when Southwest Missouri State plays in the Final Four, but she’ll be chewing Big Red gum and wearing black-and-white Nikes for insurance. She also will insist that her teammates let her make the last three-pointer before they hit the court Friday night against Purdue at Savvis Center.
Replay approved through 2003
NFL votes 25-5 to extend current system for three years
March 29, 2001
The annual debate over instant replay in the NFL is over for at least three years. The league voted Wednesday to extend the current replay system through the end of the 2003 season. One reason given: the league could make adjustments to replay without having to worry about the system being approved.
Marbury out for season
March 29, 2001
All-Star guard Stephon Marbury will miss the remainder of the basketball season with a ruptured tendon in his left pinkie. The decision to sit Marbury comes less than a week after New Jersey teammate Kenyon Martin broke his right leg for the second time in a year.
Capriati clips Serena Williams
March 29, 2001
A limping Serena Williams often found herself out of position and forced to hit awkward shots. She iced her left thigh during changeovers and twice received treatment from a trainer.
Criswell wins two events for Free State
March 29, 2001
Free State High junior Kelli Criswell shined Wednesday in her season swimming debut, placing first in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, at a five-team meet at KSU Natatorium. Criswell won the 200 free in 2:02.14 and the 500 free in 5:22.08.
Suppan impressive in KC’s win over Indians
March 29, 2001
Jeff Suppan, Kansas City’s expected opening day starter, threw 51/3 shutout innings and Jon Nunnally homered for the second straight game in a 6-0 win over Cleveland on Wednesday.
NBA briefs
March 29, 2001
Bryant still ailing Geiger may leave Sixers
Mourning tired day after debut
Miami center spends time answering questions about his health
March 29, 2001
Alonzo Mourning first heard the question from his wife. His doctors, coaches, teammates just about everyone Mourning encountered the day after his return to the sport where he stars wanted to know the same thing.
Karl signs record deal for coach
March 29, 2001
George Karl has become the highest-paid coach in professional sports and a part-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Amaker leaving Seton Hall
March 29, 2001
Tommy Amaker has resigned as basketball coach at Seton Hall to rebuild the program at Michigan. Amaker will replace Brian Ellerbe, who was fired two weeks ago after posting a 62-60 record in four seasons.
Magic nudge Sixers
Orlando withstands Philly comeback, 96-95
March 29, 2001
Tracy McGrady thought he would have a lot more company on his winning drive to the hoop. McGrady, who matched a career-high with 44 points, took an inbounds pass at halfcourt, drove and banked a shot high off the glass with 2.7 seconds as Orlando held off a frenzied comeback by Philadelphia and beat the 76ers, 96-95, Wednesday night.
House defeats extra funding plan for regents
March 29, 2001
By Scott Rothschild House Democrats Wednesday tried to restore budget cuts to Kansas University and other regents schools, but Republicans defeated the proposal, saying it was simply a shell game.
Friends and neighbors
March 29, 2001
Lawrence briefs
March 29, 2001
KU alumni couple pledges $100,000 Traffic stop leads to fight, charges Year-old rape case forwarded to D.A. Eudora teen suffers broken jaw in fight
Budget moves through House
March 29, 2001
The House gave first-round approval Wednesday to a $9.15 billion state budget that had bipartisan support and attracted few attempts to add money to it.
Mayor’s task force quizzes analyst about abatements
March 29, 2001
By Joel Mathis Firms seeking tax abatements from Lawrence get thorough examination beforehand, but little follow-up scrutiny. That’s what members of Mayor Jim Henry’s task force on economic incentives heard during their Wednesday morning meeting at city hall.
On the record
March 29, 2001
Area briefs
March 29, 2001
Motel reports lead to drug seizure Big Brothers/Big Sisters eyes $100,000 in fund-raiser Civil War era portrayed in skit, music performance Arbor Day observances scheduled in city
Hopefuls talk teacher accountability
March 29, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The six candidates for Lawrence school board discussed strategies for improving teacher accountability Wednesday at a stretch-run campaign forum less than a week before the election.
Golden Nelson
March 29, 2001
Geraldine Willis
March 29, 2001
Two school district employees promoted
Allen, Arevalo to serve in administration
March 29, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district Wednesday promoted the district’s science and health coordinator and an elementary school principal to new central administration jobs. Lynda Allen, coordinator of science and health studies since 1995, becomes director of math and science education.
2,800-gallon oil spill pollutes field in eastern Jefferson County
March 29, 2001
By Kevin Bates Crews on Wednesday began the process to clean up an oil spill that dumped nearly 2,800 gallons of crude onto a field in eastern Jefferson County.
CURB protests utility’s restrictions on jet logs
March 29, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The head of a state consumer agency said Western Resources has failed to comply with an order to turn over records on two corporate jets. As part of Western’s proposed $151 million rate increase, the Kansas Corporation Commission granted a request by the Citizens’ Utility Ratepayer Board (CURB) for the aircraft records.
Bessie Miller
March 29, 2001
Grievance alleges KDHR racial bias
Hispanic worker claims discrimination
March 29, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Another woman has filed a grievance against the Kansas Department of Human Resources, but unlike other women who alleged sex discrimination, this employee says she was passed over for a promotion because she is Hispanic.
State aid isn’t stopping nursing home turnover
Worker shortages continue to imperil elderly Kansans in care homes
March 29, 2001
By Dave Ranney Two years ago, Kansas lawmakers put $3.7 million in a new program aimed at helping nursing homes raise their workers’ wages. They put in another $4 million last year. Better pay, they figured, would reduce staff turnover. But they were wrong. Turnover went up 9 percent.
Briefly
March 29, 2001
Appellate court to hear whistleblower case Southwest student confesses to threat Petition opposing casino turned over to governor Accident kills driver on U.S. Highway 59
Supreme Court challenges medical marijuana use
March 29, 2001
West Coast-style compassionate liberalism ran into the strict conservatism of the Supreme Court on Wednesday as the justices took up California’s medical marijuana law for the first time.
Arab leaders bicker over Iraq sanctions
March 29, 2001
Still squabbling over the 1991 Gulf War, 22 Arab countries wrapped up their summit Wednesday without any agreement about lifting the crippling economic sanctions against Iraq.
Court scraps verdict against anti-abortionists
Web site lists names, addresses of abortion providers, accuses them of crimes against humanity
March 29, 2001
A federal appeals court threw out a record $107 million verdict against anti-abortion activists Wednesday, ruling that a Web site and wanted posters branding abortion doctors “baby butchers” and criminals were protected by the First Amendment.
Allies stunned by U.S. stance on climate treaty
March 29, 2001
The Bush administration’s decision to reject an international treaty designed to combat global warming provoked a stunned and angry reaction Wednesday among America’s allies in Europe and Japan. Many of them urged the United States to reconsider.
Antibiotics cure ulcers
March 29, 2001
Researchers have discovered a new way to cut down on bleeding ulcers suffered by some heart patients on daily aspirin: Give them antibiotics. The antibiotics kill a common germ that appears to trigger or heighten the damage done by aspirin.
Chicken pox vaccine effective
March 29, 2001
The chicken pox vaccine has proved 85 percent effective or about as good as experts expected in preventing the childhood disease, according to the most rigorous study yet of its real-world use.
Odyssey to change name to Hallmark Channel
March 29, 2001
The little-known Odyssey cable network will change its name to the Hallmark Channel and shuffle the programming to slightly reduce its religious fare, executives said Wednesday.
Senators OK raising donation limits
Bill lets donors give $2,000 per election to individual candidates
March 29, 2001
The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to raise the limits on contributions to candidates and political parties, hoping to strike a balance on campaign finance legislation one day after moving to flush millions of dollars out of the nation’s political system.
Panel pops surprise in finance debate
Senate committee backs soda tax
March 29, 2001
By Scott Rothschild If you want to buy the world a Coke, you might have to bring some extra change. A Senate committee Wednesday recommended a $110.5 million tax increase that would go toward public schools.
Rapper arrested in Miami club fracas
March 29, 2001
Rapper Juvenile was arrested on battery and other charges for allegedly smashing a champagne bottle over a man’s head and grabbing a police officer during a disturbance outside a comedy club.
Literary tempest brews in Old South
Lawsuit challenges black version of ‘Gone with the Wind’
March 29, 2001
Author Margaret Mitchell’s estate has filed suit here to block publication of a novel that tells the late writer’s “Gone with the Wind” story from the perspective of a former slave who is an illegitimate half-sister of Mitchell’s heroine, Scarlett O’Hara.
Firebirds deep on infielders, searching for outfielders
March 29, 2001
By Robert Sinclair If NBC and the WWF ever wanted to experiment with moving in the fences and playing softball without an outfield, this year’s installment of the Free State High softball team might be the perfect guinea pig.
Jayhawks split with Razorbacks
March 29, 2001
By Levi Chronister Kansas University started strong but fell victim to the weather and pitching in a softball doubleheader split with the University of Arkansas on Wednesday at cold and windy Jayhawk Field.
Beans are the means
March 29, 2001
Got a pint-size brother or sister and trying to figure out what to do with the crying, drooling being? Well, try this simple bean game that’s perfect for toddlers. (Babies are too small for this kind of fun, so let them stick with baby toys.)
This project is the key to fun
March 29, 2001
Sondra Clark, an accomplished author at the age of 10, features a hip project idea in her second book, “Wearable Art with Sondra.” It’s a take on the ever-popular backpack accessory key chains.
Acne facts
March 29, 2001
Acne occurs when excess oil production combined with dead skin cells clog pores. Bacteria forms in the pores resulting in red, inflamed pimples, pus-filled whiteheads or blackheads.
Dump Internet Protection Act
March 29, 2001
The following editorial appeared in the Providence Journal on Tuesday Once again, the Republican-led Congress is trying to use the crude sledgehammer of federal law to save America’s children from peering at pornography on the Internet.
Ringing suggestion
March 29, 2001
Ready to learn?
March 29, 2001
Downtown action
March 29, 2001
This weeks race
March 29, 2001
Bowen promoted to assistant coach
March 29, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Five long years after he decided he wanted to be a college football coach, Clint Bowen finally made the grade. Bowen, a former Lawrence High and Kansas University player, was named Kansas University’s tight ends and special teams coach on Wednesday.
Kinsey in for long haul
Two-sport athlete has no plans to transfer
March 29, 2001
By Gary Bedore Mario Kinsey spent spring break in his hometown of Waco, Texas. Word on the street was Kansas University’s 6-foot-1, 194-pound freshman quarterback had headed home for good. “There was a rumor started. On spring break it’s all I heard, even from my high school coach.”
Two linemen fail to make grade
March 29, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Not everyone on Kansas University’s football team is looking forward to the opening of spring practices today. Senior defensive tackle Ervin Holloman and senior defensive end De’Nard Whitfield have been suspended indefinitely for academic reasons, KU coach Terry Allen announced during his press conference Wednesday.
Nortel warning weighs on Agere initial public offering
March 29, 2001
Another earnings warning from Nortel Networks, one of Agere Systems’ biggest customers, left shares of the Lucent Technologies spinoff trading only slightly higher as Agere joined the Big Board.
Movie listings
March 29, 2001
Arts Notes
March 29, 2001
Trio to perform at West Side show Trumpet and piano duo to perform at recital Art Tougeau taking entries ‘Three Minutes or Less’ seeking performers
What Are You Reading?
March 29, 2001
Wisconsin might name
March 29, 2001
Bo Ryan might get the job he wanted all along nine years after he first applied. Ryan, who two years ago stepped up to Division I with Wisconsin-Milwaukee, could be hired as Brad Soderberg’s replacement at Wisconsin as early as today.
Book Review - ‘Candidate to Kill’
March 29, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Tom Ellis is a political junkie. He’s the type of guy who considers CSPAN coverage “Must See TV.” He’s also the type who follows local election night returns and reads columns by George Will. In other words, he knows his political stuff. And his trained perception has revealed that all the good dramatic activity during peak elections, from dirty politics and past scandals, always seem to surface at the most inopportune times.
Holidays in the Son
Son Venezuela bolsters the expanding Latin scene
March 29, 2001
By Geoff Harkness When Kelfel Aqui moved to Lawrence from Venezuela, he probably never imagined he’d be on-stage rocking crowds one day. The Sociology/Latin American Studies major was here to attend Kansas University but like many he enjoyed Larryville life and stayed upon graduation. Now 36, Aqui fronts Son Venezuela, Lawrence’s premier Latin dance band.
Believe the hype
Lawrence underground DJ spins hip-hop tales on KJHK
March 29, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Every Saturday night, Clinton “CJ” Wilford begins the transformation. A serious-yet-laid-back Kansas University student by day, CJ slowly morphs into CGz, the “geezulating” emcee of “Hip Hop Hyp” as the weekend starts to peak.
Married to the music
Over the Rhine wrestles IRS but gets help from junkies
March 29, 2001
By Geoff Harkness The dynamics within rock bands often are compared to that of matrimony. For Over The Rhine guitarist Linford Detweiler this notion is particularly true he’s married to the lead singer of his band.
Cause for celebration
Lineup will burn bright at the 2001 Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee
March 29, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Since 1997, the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee has served the local film community in two important ways. For one, it provides local filmmakers an outlet for their work. But the Jubilee also has given Kansas City moviegoers a wider variety of flicks to watch and has even brought the people who made those films to town.
X-rays show Dreher didn’t break wrist
March 29, 2001
Kansas University senior baseball left fielder Doug Dreher, who collided with teammate John Nelson pursuing a fly ball in KU’s 6-5 loss to Arkansas on Tuesday, did not break his wrist, X-rays showed Wednesday.
Miles plays sparingly in victory
KU signee scores four points as West surpasses East at McDonald’s game
March 29, 2001
Kansas University men’s basketball signee Aaron Miles didn’t play much in Wednesday night’s McDonald’s All-America game at Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium. The 6-foot-1 point guard from Jefferson High in Portland, Ore., logged about three minutes the second half after playing about eight minutes the first two quarters.
Football prospects dim at KU
March 29, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Leo Durocher was wrong. Nice guys don’t finish last. Proof is Kansas University football coach Terry Allen, a man constitutionally incapable of un-niceness.
Williams expects Gooden to stay put
March 29, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams doesn’t think the NBA is in Drew Gooden’s immediate future. “I think Drew will be back. I expect and feel he’ll come back,” Williams said Wednesday at his final press conference of the season.
Dog-mauling death bail set
March 29, 2001
Bail was set Wednesday for two lawyers charged in the San Francisco dog mauling death of their neighbor. Marjorie Knoller and Robert Noel wore prison jumpsuits and were shackled at the ankle and wrist during their brief court appearance in this town in northern California, 15 miles from where they were arrested Tuesday night.
Campaign funding takes comic turn
March 29, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group The overture for the Senate’s campaign finance opera opera bouffe, actually was operatic indignation about President Bush’s decision against cutting carbon dioxide emissions.
March 29, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Scholars may have scoffed at Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone, but William Esrey warns people not to think the same way about his third-generation wireless technology.
TAX ABATEMENT TASK FORCE MEETS
March 29, 2001
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SOUTHWEST STUDENT CONFESSES TO TERRORISTIC THREAT
March 29, 2001
Southwest student confesses to threat
OUR TOWN FOR MARCH 29
March 29, 2001
City Volleyball: Registration deadline for the city spring indoor and sandcourt volleyball leagues is next Wednesday. For information, call 832-7922. l
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
March 29, 2001
Movies 1. “Heartbreakers,” $12.3m
3-29 MORE ACNE IF YOU WANT
March 29, 2001
New York (ap) — Skin blemishes do not occur arbitrarily. New York dermatologist Diane Berson explains in CosmoGirl’s April issue that where you break out may provide the secret to why you’re breaking out. For nasty red bumps with yellowish heads on your chin, jaw or neck, Berson says the probable cause is stress. Learning to relax and applying a salicylic acid gel will do the trick, she advises.
3-29 ACNE FACTS
March 29, 2001
Acne facts l What is acne?
KU SOFTBALL SPLITS DOUBLEHEADER WITH ARKANSAS
March 29, 2001
lchronister@ljworld.com Kansas University started strong but fell victim to the weather and pitching in a softball doubleheader split with the University of Arkansas on Wednesday at cold and windy Jayhawk Field.
BOWEN FINALLY LANDS FULL-TIME JOB
March 29, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Five long years after he decided he wanted to be a college football coach, Clint Bowen finally made the grade.
3,000 GALLONS OF OIL SPILL ONTO FIELD
March 29, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/crime_fire
LHS SOFTBALL GLANCE
March 29, 2001
Lawrence High Roster
THE MAG: MOVIE SPREAD
March 29, 2001
The Brothers Predictability is the norm in “The Brothers,” but this comedy about commitment fears and other relationship woes consistently entertains even if it retreads a lot of the same ground as “The Wood” and “The Best Man.” The four title characters are lifelong buddies whose constant philosophizing on relationships belies their cluelessness about women. The commitment-shy Jackson (Morris Chestnut) has finally met the woman of his dreams (Gabrielle Union, “Bring It On”), but she once had a fling with his father. Darren (D.L. Hughley) argues with his wife while Brian (Bill Bellamy) dodges mean-spirited ex-girlfriends. With the hang-ups of the other three, one wonders if Terry (Shemar Moore) can go through with his wedding. Writer-director Gary Hardwick gives his cast a fair workout and has a solid ear for dialogue. When a spurned lover stars shooting at them, Brian warns that the police won’t be coming because, “In this neighborhood, gunshots are like doorbells.” (R) — DL
THE MAG: OVER EXTRA
March 29, 2001
something that was commercially viable. They’ve got Lenny Kravitz, The Rolling Stones and The Spice Girls — all that stuff that’s incredibly calculated commercially. But the philosophy they were taking (with Back Porch) felt right for us and we didn’t really rush anything.” Rather than sending the band back into the studio, Virgin opted to re-release “Good Dog, Bad Dog” and keep the band on the road. Instead of letting its creative juices evaporate, OTR recorded at various studios, collecting tracks for the just-released “Films For Radio.”
BURNETT GOOD TO GO FOR LHS SOFTBALL
March 29, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Lawrence High softball coach Reenie Stogsdill hopes her returning players got enough taste of state last spring that they want to go back for seconds this year.
MAG JUBILEE SCHEDULE
March 29, 2001
Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee 2001 schedule Wednesday, April 4
MUST - KU ALUMNI COUPLE PLEDGES $100,000
March 29, 2001
KU alumni couple pledges $100,000 A Kansas University football All-American and his wife have pledged $100,000 for the Kansas Alumni Association.
3-29 SHOULD MARIJUANA BE LEGALIZED FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES?
March 29, 2001
Should marijuana be legalized for medicinal purposes?
THURSDAY DATEBOOK
March 29, 2001
TODAY 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.: Speech by William S. Sessions, former FBI director, Ottawa University Chapel, Ottawa.
TWO SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES PROMOTED ––— ALLEN, AREVALO TO SERVE IN ADMINISTRATION
March 29, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com The Lawrence school district Wednesday promoted the district’s science and health coordinator and an elementary school principal to new central administration jobs.
ROY AMAZED BY JACKIE STILES
March 29, 2001
Jackie Stiles is a legend in Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams’ eyes. “John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Jackie Stiles … what can ya say? That’s a pretty good combination,” Williams said, putting Claflin native Stiles in the same category as his Western movie heroes.
BLOTTER
March 29, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR THURSDAY
March 29, 2001
KU rowing meet moved to Clinton
CLOSE
March 29, 2001
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.16; milo, $1.70; corn, $1.77. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.16; milo, NA; corn, $1.77. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.69; soybeans, $4.16; milo, $1.70; corn, $1.77.
RICHARD BENEDICT JROBITUARY
March 29, 2001
Richard Benedict Jr. Wichita - Memorial services for Richard L. Benedict Jr., 56, Topeka, will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at All Faiths Chapel, VA Medical Center, Topeka. Inurnment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wichita.
ROBERT LOCKE OBITUARY
March 29, 2001
Robert Locke Meriden — Services for Robert G. Locke, 72, Meriden, will be at 2 p.m. today at Calvary Lutheran Church, Topeka. Burial will be in Meriden Cemetery with military honors conducted by Ozawkie American Legion Post No. 225.
JOSHUA BEERS OBITUARY
March 29, 2001
Joshua Beers Olathe — Memorial services for Joshua Michael Beers, infant son of Jackie and Wendy Beers, Olathe, will be at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Olathe.
ARTHUR WILLIAMS OBITUARY
March 29, 2001
Arthur Williams Ottawa — Services for Arthur Williams, 52, Ottawa, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Ottawa. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.
SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS HOPEFULS TALK TEACHER ACCOUNTABILITY
March 29, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com The six candidates for Lawrence school board discussed strategies for improving teacher accountability Wednesday at a stretch-run campaign forum less than a week before the election.
HOUSE DEFEATS EXTRA FUNDING PLAN FOR REGENTS
March 29, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — House Democrats Wednesday tried to restore budget cuts to Kansas University and other regents schools, but Republicans defeated the proposal, saying it was simply a shell game.
Parting shot
March 29, 2001
TOP MUSIC
March 29, 2001
National briefs
March 29, 2001
Manatee protection bill before lawmakers Temple grad students vote to unionize Tribal recognition decision under reviews
National briefs
March 29, 2001
Kmart brings back blue light special Fugitive inadvertently caught after ‘57 escape Speeding stop nets millions in drugs