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Investigators work to uncover details of Aspen crash
Flaming jet crash killed all 18 aboard
March 30, 2001
(Updated Friday at 10:53 a.m.) Witnesses were stunned to see a low-flying plane attempt a landing in a snowstorm at this posh ski resort, moments before the twin-engine jet crashed in flames, killing all 18 people aboard.
World briefs
March 30, 2001
Tanker crash spills oil into the Baltic Sea Special powers granted to battle long recession Protesters occupy university buildings
Robert Locke
March 30, 2001
Richard Benedict Jr.
March 30, 2001
Authorities ID fatality victim
March 30, 2001
By Kevin Bates Authorities on Thursday identified the victim of Wednesday afternoon’s fatal crash south of Lawrence.
Briefs
March 30, 2001
Voters league to have annual meeting KU graduate students present papers
Lawrence artist, musicians to make call on sister city
Robert Sudlow, Camerata Lawrence members to visit Eutin for exhibition, concert
March 30, 2001
A Lawrence artist and five Lawrence musicians will be heading to sister city Eutin, Germany, as part of an ongoing cultural exchange between the two cities.
Energy bill assistance deadline is today
March 30, 2001
By Dave Ranney Limited funds still are available for low-income Kansans unable to pay their winter heating bills, but today is the deadline to apply for them. To be eligible, applications must be received today at the local Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services office, 1901 Del.
Arthur Williams
March 30, 2001
Joshua Beers
March 30, 2001
Region briefs
March 30, 2001
Topekan charged in downtown shooting Depositions to be taken in malpractice suit Mental illness recovery class offered at LMH KU alumnus to perform at KC jazz museum
Probation ordered in fake ID case
March 30, 2001
By Kevin Bates A Kansas University student was sentenced to six months probation on Thursday for using false identification cards seized two years ago at Phi Kappa Tau fraternity house John Jay Pickard, 22, was sentenced on five misdemeanor counts of unlawful use of a driver’s license, charges to which he pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing. He was put on probation for six months and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service.
On the record
March 30, 2001
Briefly
March 30, 2001
Glass mosaics missing from coffee shop wall Parade committee presents $25,000 to Ballard Center Band members robbed of their equipment Well-plugging demonstration scheduled for Saturday
Tulsa tames Tide for NIT title
Golden Hurricane cruise to 79-60 win in championship game
March 30, 2001
If Buzz Peterson’s tenure at Tulsa only lasts one season, he made sure it would be a successful one. Marcus Hill scored 24 points and shut down Alabama’s leading scorer as the Golden Hurricane won the NIT championship for their first-year coach, beating the Crimson Tide, 79-60, Thursday night.
Oil producers complain about ‘overzealous’ regulation
March 30, 2001
By Joy Ludwig With crude prices on the upswing, area oil producers are starting to see a new spurt in activity. But, several oil operators say the Kansas Corporation Commission, which regulates the state’s oil and gas production, makes it difficult for them to profit now that better times for the industry have returned.
NBA Briefs
March 30, 2001
Marbury has surgery on tendon in left pinkie Bulls activate Voskuhl; Tarlac on injured list
Father, son sentenced in drug case
March 30, 2001
By Kevin Bates A father and son from Lawrence were sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for distributing several pounds of pseudoephedrine, a chemical often used in making methamphetamine, authorities said Thursday. Kamruddin Raja, 51, and his son, Kareem, 20, were sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Topeka to 57 months four years and nine months in prison on one count of conspiracy to distribute pseudoephedrine.
Kidd, Suns burn Rockets
March 30, 2001
Jason Kidd has no trouble scoring against the Houston Rockets, regardless of the uniform he’s wearing. Kidd scored a career-high 43 points, including 16 of Phoenix’s last 17 points, as the Suns rallied past the Rockets 90-85 Thursday night.
School violence a battle of basics
Former FBI director says parents, teachers need to teach acceptable behavior
March 30, 2001
By Terry Rombeck If officials want to end youth violence, they need to go back to basics, a former FBI director said Thursday. That means teaching children what behavior is acceptable and punishing those who cross the line.
KU baseball to play host to surging UT
March 30, 2001
Kansas University, the coolest baseball team in the Big 12, will play host to Texas, the hottest team in the league, in a three-game weekend series beginning today.
Peru treason suspect contests evidence
March 30, 2001
Lori Berenson’s lawyer said Thursday that police violated her rights by covertly videotaping her conversations with another attorney, and asked that most of the evidence against her be thrown out.
No practice no problem for KU golfers
Junior Hurst has helped Jayhawks win two titles despite lack of work
March 30, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas University’s men’s golf team has won two of four tournaments second semester. That classifies as a minor miracle since the Jayhawks have played a grand total of two practice rounds all winter in inclement Lawrence.
British leader to decide on election, disease plan
March 30, 2001
Prime Minister Tony Blair needs to answer two tricky questions fast. The health of Britain’s beleaguered agricultural sector rides on one response, his political well-being on the other.
Justices defend court’s actions in deciding presidential election
March 30, 2001
Two Supreme Court justices defended the court’s involvement in the Florida election case that handed the presidency to George W. Bush.
Free State softball splits with Leavenworth
After 12-2 victory in opener, Firebirds’ bases on balls lead to 12-8 loss in nightcap of twinbill
March 30, 2001
By Chuck Woodling4 Not easy is it to score 20 runs in a high school softball doubleheader and have to settle for a split. Oh, those bases on balls. Ann Leiker walked only one batter as Free State run-ruled Leavenworth, 12-2, in the Firebirds’ season opener on Thursday at the FSHS field.
Dogs attacked blind woman months before fatal mauling
March 30, 2001
The two dogs suspected of attacking Diane Whipple one of which delivered savage, fatal bites to her neck twice had attacked a blind woman and her seeing-eye dog in the months before the mauling, according to a document among an inch-thick stack of papers unsealed Thursday.
Peabody Awards pay homage to broadcast excellence
March 30, 2001
Fox’s comedy series “Malcolm in the Middle” and Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Indecision 2000” were among the winners Thursday of the Peabody Awards for broadcast or cable excellence.
Three’s Company’ star battles cancer, ridicule
March 30, 2001
Thighmaster queen and former “Three’s Company” star Suzanne Somers has been undergoing treatment for breast cancer for a year.
Silly Putty, Tonka truck enshrined in Toy Hall of Fame
March 30, 2001
A World War II scientist was looking for ways to produce synthetic rubber when, by accident, he invented a classic American toy. The pinkish, stretchy stuff that became known as Silly Putty, along with Tonka trucks, were inducted Wednesday into the National Toy Hall of Fame. The toys join such previous inductees as the Barbie Doll, Frisbee and Mr. Potato Head.
Jack Laptad
March 30, 2001
House legislation friendly to families
Body votes to increase child tax credits, end marriage penalty
March 30, 2001
The House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a boost in the child tax credit as part of a family-friendly tax bill that would cost $400 billion over 10 years The legislation, which passed 282-144, would increase the child tax credit from $500 to $600 on income earned this year. That means taxpayers with children would see the extra cash a year from now, when they file tax returns for the year 2001. That would amount to nearly $10 billion in immediate tax relief for families with children a more generous plan than President Bush proposed because it provides these tax breaks faster.
Planning commission makeup sparks debate among city commission hopefuls
March 30, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence City Commission candidates split Thursday on the issue of diversity on the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
Williams stops Hingis
Venus advances to Ericsson finals
March 30, 2001
Venus Williams gambled by swinging all-out on shot after shot, and the strategy worked. She controlled the rallies, kept defending champion Martina Hingis on the defensive and won 6-3, 7-6 (6) Thursday in the semifinals at the Ericsson Open.
KDHE leader wants veto of water bill
March 30, 2001
After state and federal officials reached agreement on water quality regulation this week, legislators approved a bill on the same issue, saying the two are compatible.
Daily ticker
March 30, 2001
Growth slows further
Economy’s rise dips to five-year low
March 30, 2001
The economy registered its weakest growth in more than five years during the last three months of 2000, and a few analysts believe it may have stopped growing or even slipped slightly into reverse in the current quarter. Corporate profits, meanwhile, fell for the first time since 1998.
Minister opposes proposed high school Bible course
March 30, 2001
A proposed Bible studies class for the public schools here is facing opposition from an unlikely source ministers. Aurora resident Fern Nilson suggested the school board implement the course, which would teach the Bible as history and literature, as an elective class. Student questions about theology would be directed to parents or ministers.
Aikman mulling career options
March 30, 2001
Troy Aikman is weighing job offers from NFL teams and broadcast networks and will likely decide within a few weeks which to take.
Extra year can benefit some young students
March 30, 2001
My 6-year-old son has always been an energetic child with some of the symptoms of hyperactivity. He has a short attention span and flits from one activity to another. I took him to his pediatrician, who said he did not have attention deficit disorder. However, he’s beginning to have learning problems in school because he can’t stay in his seat and concentrate on his lessons. What should I do?
Fans flock to Thomas’ estate sale
Former Chief’s items offered this weekend
March 30, 2001
Fans and memorabilia seekers picked over the estate of the late Kansas City Chief Derrick Thomas Thursday, with some waiting hours to buy hats, autographed pictures and clothing.
Teen Mass gets rave reviews
Interactive and fun’ services target young Catholics
March 30, 2001
Danielle Mastronardi, 16, has a confession to make. Not only is she very proud of her parish, but she’s anxious to tell everyone that they’ve really got to go to Holy Apostles Catholic Church and try the Sunday evening teen Mass. “I love it. I love telling people that they should come and check it out,” the high school sophomore says. “I truly look forward to Sunday nights.”
Radiation on Jupiter worse than first thought
March 30, 2001
Radiation near Jupiter is far more severe than previously estimated, raising concerns about the survival of future probes, NASA reported.
Stiles could have suited up for UConn
March 30, 2001
If not for a good night’s rest, the nation might have heard about Jackie Stiles long before the Bears’ run to the Final Four. Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma and his high-profile program recruited Stiles, who considered the Huskies along with Kansas State before picking Southwest Missouri State.
Irish sweep AP women’s awards
Riley named nation’s top player; McGraw earns coaching honor
March 30, 2001
Ruth Riley and Muffet McGraw, who led Notre Dame to its first No. 1 ranking and second Final Four, won The Associated Press player and coach of the year awards in women’s basketball.
Andretti adds to Indy revival
March 30, 2001
The Indianapolis 500 is beginning to look more like the event that not so long ago was the most important auto race in the world. Chip Ganassi signaled the turnaround last May, bringing his elite CART team to Indianapolis Motor Speedway and beating the best of the rival Indy Racing League with driver Juan Montoya.
Red Sox penalize Everett
March 30, 2001
An offseason peace summit between Boston Red Sox manager Jimy Williams and Carl Everett didn’t change the defiant center fielder’s ways. The team is hoping a fine and a suspension will.
Child abuse?
March 30, 2001
Baseball briefs
March 30, 2001
Minor league umpires sign first labor contract Tavarez, Davis suspended for spring training brawl Cincinnati to wait on Griffey decision
Over the top
March 30, 2001
J-W Editorials Seems the Army could have handled its beret controversy much better.
Muser takes his fate in stride
Royals’ manager vows to go quietly when his time comes to leave
March 30, 2001
Tony Muser is no Bob Knight. If he’s fired as manager of the Kansas City Royals, this lean ex-Marine will not be taking any parting shots at anybody. He’ll be careful not to bring embarrassment to general manager Allard Baird or owner David Glass.
LHS opens softball with split
Lions claim 6-0 win, fall 1-0 to SM South
March 30, 2001
Lawrence High blanked Shawnee Mission South in the opener before being blanked in the nightcap of its season-opening softball doubleheader Thursday at the Johnson County Girls Athletics Assn. diamonds.
Friends and Neighbors
March 30, 2001
Nurses want overtime limits
March 30, 2001
Donna Benjamin, a pediatric nurse in Bayonne, N.J., could count on 16 hours to 24 hours of overtime each week extra work that she says rarely was her idea and did not help her patients.
World briefs
March 30, 2001
Street peddlers riot against work permits Tainted blood begins hepatitis scare Famous retailer cutting jobs, closing stores Neo-Nazi violence on the increase
Lions claim 1-0 triumph in opener
March 30, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High’s girls soccer opener was worth the wait. More than four weeks after its first practice and two weeks after its original opener was rained out, LHS made its debut Thursday with a 1-0 Sunflower League victory over Shawnee Mission West at Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Spy Kids’ long way from ‘Mariachi’
Robert Rodriguez has progressed from $7,000 film budgets
March 30, 2001
Just because you make an edgy shoot-em-up at age 23 doesn’t mean you’re an edgy shoot-em-up filmmaker. Robert Rodriguez wants the world to know that.
Duke-Maryland rivalry will be on display again
March 30, 2001
Maryland’s first Final Four will forever be linked with Duke and not only because the teams play each other in the national semifinals. The Terrapins’ wild ride of a season can’t be talked about without mentioning Duke, Duke and Duke.
FREE STATE SOFTBALL SPLITS OPENERS
March 30, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Not easy is it to score 20 runs in a high school softball doubleheader and have to settle for a split.
LHS-SM SOUTH GIRLS BOX SCORES
March 30, 2001
Lawrence 6, Shawnee Mission South 0 LAWRENCE ab r h bi
LHS GIRLS SOCCER WINS OPENER
March 30, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Lawrence High’s girls soccer opener was worth the wait.
PLANNING COMMISSION MAKEUP MARKS DEBATE AMONG CITY COMMISSION HOPEFULS
March 30, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Lawrence City Commission candidates split Thursday on the issue of diversity on the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
FRIDAY DATEBOOK
March 30, 2001
TODAY 7:30 p.m.: “My Grandma’s Vision, My Vigor, My Victory” panel discussion, ECM Building, 13th Street and Oread Avenue, 865-3956.
KANSAS UNIVERSITY PROBATION ORDERED IN FAKE ID CASE
March 30, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/crime_fire
CRIME FATHER, SON SENTENCED IN DRUG CASE –- FEDERAL PRISON TERM ORDERED FOR PAIR
March 30, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/crime_fire
EDUCATION SESSIONS: TEACH MORALS TO END YOUTH VIOLENCE ––— EX-FBI DIRECTOR SAYS MOST SCHOOL SHOOTERS WERE BULLIED
March 30, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/crime_fire
MUST - LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS TO HAVE ANNUAL MEETING
March 30, 2001
Voters league to have annual meeting
JACK LAPTAD OBITUARY
March 30, 2001
Jack Laptad Olathe - Services for Jack A. Laptad, 68, Olathe, will be at 11 a.m. today at Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Olathe. Cremation has taken place.
CLOSE
March 30, 2001
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.10; milo, $1.68; corn, $1.75. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.10; milo, NA; corn, $1.75. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.69; soybeans, $4.10; milo, $1.68; corn, $1.75.
CLOSE
March 30, 2001
Dow Industrials +13.71, 9,799.06
FATAL CRASH FOLO
March 30, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/crime_fire
FUGITIVE GIVES UP
March 30, 2001
A woman who had been featured in a Crime Stoppers public announcement turned herself in to authorities on Wednesday, police said. Sandy S. Falk, 38, turned herself in on an outstanding warrant for a felony probation violation, police said Thursday. She had been wanted since June for failing to report to Douglas County Court Services after being convicted for a third time in 1996 of driving under the influence.
FSHS-BLUE VALLEY NORTH BOX
March 30, 2001
Blue Valley North 9, Lawrence 7 BLUE VALLEY NORTH ab r h bi
BLOTTER
March 30, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
WINN SERVICES
March 30, 2001
Services for Acil Winn, 92, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ninth Street Baptist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Winn died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
ENERGY BILL ASSISTANCE DEADLINE IS TODAY
March 30, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Limited funds still are available for low-income Kansans unable to pay their winter heating bills, but today is the deadline to apply for them.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT GOLF COURSE
March 30, 2001
GEORGE CORN, LAWRENCE, celebrated his 89th birthday on Feb. 2 with his daughter and friends from Alvamar Orchards Executive Golf Course. Back row, from left: John Hardister, Ed Mills, Jack Elliott, Ed White, Larry Holuba, Mac Hay, Dick Darnell, Dick Frankenfield; middle row, Russ Mosser, Emile Heck; front row, Luann Christ, George Corn and Bud Best. The photo was submitted by Mac Hay, Lawrence. 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.
Nation briefs
March 30, 2001
Autopsy photos kept closed with new law Jury selection begins in girl’s therapy death
Nation briefs
March 30, 2001
Company’s bid to run city schools losing Delta pilots reject contract arbitration
Nation briefs
March 30, 2001
Refinery worker arrested for threatening violence Photos spy volcanic plumes on fiery moon of Jupiter
Nation briefs
March 30, 2001
No Powerball jackpot winner Longtime fugitive won’t be extradited Daylight-saving time begins early Sunday
CLARIFICATION
March 30, 2001
A story in Thursday’s Journal-World about the county rental of parking spaces from Allen Press was unclear about the terms of the lease. The county would lease 33 parking spaces at an annual cost of $200 per space. The cost would amount to $550 per month, or $6,600 annually.
LANDLORDS MAY SELL LARGE HOUSES
March 30, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/ourneighborhoods
GOVERNOR CRITICIZES LEGISLATURE OVER SCHOOL FUNDING
March 30, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/legislature
LAWRENCE ARTIST, MUSICIANS TO MAKE CALL ON SISTER CITY
March 30, 2001
J-W Staff Reports www.themagonline.com
KU OPENS SPRING SESSION
March 30, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com When Kansas University defensive coordinator Tom Hayes talks, the Jayhawks listen.
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK RESULTS
March 30, 2001
High School Results BALDWIN INVITATIONAL
3-30 SHOULD HUMAN CLONING BE BANNED?
March 30, 2001
Should human cloning be banned?
MEETING UNDERSCORES DIVIDE ON LECOMPTON DEVELOPMENT
March 30, 2001
Developer J. Stewart walked into the Lecompton City Council meeting Thursday night with a stack of drawings and high hopes that the meeting would lead to plans to complete his housing and business development project. Stewart first approached the council more than a year ago with a concept of growth for the small town of 750 people. Council member Nancy Howard, also known as the “matriarch of Lecompton,” said it was what the city wanted.
MILES DESERVED MORE PLAYING TIME/NOTES
March 30, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Aaron Miles took the high road, blaming himself, not coaches for meager playing time in Wednesday’s McDonald’s All-America basketball game in Durham, N.C.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR FRIDAY
March 30, 2001
Ex-KU captain dies John Buescher, captain of the 1942-43 Kansas University men’s basketball team that won the Big Six Conference title with a 10-0 record, died Wednesday in Midland, Mich. Mr. Buescher, a native of Beardstown, Ill., was 80.
Hopes to raise sunken Russian sub are fading
March 30, 2001
The sinking of the Kursk nuclear submarine last August was shrouded in mystery. Now, so are the prospects of raising the shattered vessel from the floor of the Barents Sea.
Mideast violence intensifies
March 30, 2001
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon promised Thursday to continue attacking Palestinian military targets, but Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat vowed that the Arab uprising against Israel would continue.
Washington briefs
March 30, 2001
Clinton co-sponsors pardon disclosures German, Bush differ on defense, environment Bush withdraws arsenic standards
White House women’s office closed
Clinton creation falls during Bush administration
March 30, 2001
Callers to the White House Office for Women’s Initiatives and Outreach listen to the telephone ring six times before a recording begins.
Miles philosophical about all-star game
KU signee can’t complain about lack of playing time, but McDonald’s committee member upset
March 30, 2001
By Gary Bedore Aaron Miles took the high road, blaming himself, not coaches for meager playing time in Wednesday’s McDonald’s All-America basketball game in Durham, N.C. He told the Journal-World his unproductive play in the first half two points on 1-of-7 shooting with four turnovers was the reason he logged just two minutes in the second half of the West’s 131-125 victory.
Motorcycle fatality climb continues
March 30, 2001
The number of people killed in traffic accidents increased slightly last year, partly due to yet another jump in fatal motorcycle accidents.
No conspiracy found in gasoline price spike
March 30, 2001
Some energy producers withheld supplies of gasoline to maximize profits, but there is no evidence that companies conspired to raise gas prices last summer, the Federal Trade Commission has concluded.
Medical briefs
March 30, 2001
Bone-weakening disease making a comeback Muscle relaxant taken off market 1 strain of polio declared officially wiped out
Chemical fat burner shows promise
March 30, 2001
It may be possible someday to gorge yourself with rich food and still lose weight if a technique performed on laboratory mice also works for humans.
18 killed in Colorado plane crash
March 30, 2001
A chartered jet slammed into a hillside Thursday as it approached an airport in this ski resort town, killing all 18 people on board, authorities said.
Abortion shooting suspect arrested
March 30, 2001
The man accused of using a sniper’s rifle to kill a Buffalo, N.Y., abortion doctor was apprehended Thursday in France, ending an international manhunt that stretched through six countries and lasted more than two years, according to U.S. and French officials.
Hispanics fuel jump in California population
March 30, 2001
A surge in the number of Hispanic births and Asian immigration gave California the greatest growth in the nation and pushed whites out of the majority in the state for the first time, according to census figures released Thursday.
Campaign-finance reform clears final Senate hurdle
March 30, 2001
A bill that would bring sweeping changes in the way political campaigns are financed cleared its last major legislative hurdle in the Senate on Thursday, setting up a final vote and likely passage Monday.
Horoscopes
March 30, 2001
Struggling Labonte hasn’t looked at Cup point standings in six weeks
Nineteenth place almost unthinkable for driver who led wire-to-wire last season
March 30, 2001
It’s been six weeks since Bobby Labonte last looked at the Winston Cup standings. The season has started so poorly for the series champion, he doesn’t want to know how bad things really are.
Bush’s outdated view of reality
March 30, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group In vowing to pull out of the Kyoto global-warming agreement, the Bush administration is once again as the president would say responding to reality. You have to worry about just what we’re going to be left with once all these realities have been responded to.
Briefcase
March 30, 2001
Newcomers guide available to help Tyson calls off deal to purchase IBP Inc. Boeing scraps plans for 747X Delphi to cut jobs
Student should tell sexual partner about virus
March 30, 2001
CRIME POLICE INVESTIGATE THREAT AT FSHS ––— PARENTS TOLD OF ANONYMOUS NOTE DISCOVERED AT SCHOOL
March 30, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com http://schools.lawrence.com/school_news
BIRTHS
March 30, 2001
* Debra Goldberg Johnson and Stephen Johnson, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
DATES
March 30, 2001
The dates and place for “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” were listed incorrectly in Thursday’s edition of The Mag. The show will be presented Thursdays through Sundays, from April 12 to April 19, at Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.
WHO NEEDS PRACTICE? NOT KU GOLFERS
March 30, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Kansas University’s men’s golf team has won two of four tournaments second semester.
SUNFLOWER WINS TOP AWARD ––— CABLE SYSTEM NOTED FOR QUALITY, VALUECONTRIBUTIONS
March 30, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com MORE: www.sunflower.com
REGULATION
March 30, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/legislature
KU ATHLETICS STUDENT SENATOR EYES PARKING FEES TO SAVE TEAMS
March 30, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/kunews
BLUE VALLEY NORTH RALLIES FOR 9-7 WIN OVER FREE STATE
March 30, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Free State High proved it could hit ball.
LHS SOFTBALL OPENS WITH SPLIT
March 30, 2001
J-W Staff Report Overland Park — Lawrence High blanked Shawnee Mission South in the opener before being blanked in the nightcap of its season-opening softball doubleheader Thursday at the Johnson County Girls Athletics Assn. diamonds.
BUISNESS BRIEFCASE FOR FRIDAY
March 30, 2001
ADVICE Newcomers guide
EDMOND STRODA OBITUARY
March 30, 2001
Edmond Stroda Services for Edmond P. Stroda, 71, Eudora, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Candidates make pledge for city-school cooperation
Hopefuls appear in final forum before Tuesday’s election
March 30, 2001
By Joel Mathis Whatever the outcome of next week’s elections, candidates for the Lawrence school board and city commission say their two bodies will develop an ever-closer working relationship.
Average ticket costs $18.99
Seat prices for baseball increase nearly 13 percent
March 30, 2001
Baseball fans had better go to the cash machine before they sing “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” this spring. Average ticket price increased nearly 13 percent to $18.99 this year, and the Boston Red Sox have the highest average at $36.08 more than $7 above any other team.
Spirituality
March 30, 2001
A bit of the Vatican comes to nation’s capita The cup no longer runneth over Church makes Internet part of religious experience
This weeks races at a glance
March 30, 2001
Energy panic not necessary
March 30, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Mayor Rudolph Giuliani last Tuesday mentioned two words not heard from a Republican since the days of Richard Nixon: price controls. Giuliani wants a “temporary imposition” of more stringent price controls on wholesale electric power rates in New York State. He believes that will head off a possible energy shortage in the city this summer.
Endangered tourist habitat
March 30, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe In some ways, Hawaii has always been a bit ambivalent toward tourists. When Captain Cook arrived here in 1778 he was considered a god. Just a year later after he had, well, overtaxed his welcome he ended up murdered.
Election results do matter
March 30, 2001
By Larry Eichel The Philadelphia Inquirer Our system of government does not encourage sudden changes in direction. And, taken as a whole, the policy initiatives of the Bush administration to date do not amount to radical departures.
Nation briefs
March 30, 2001
Poultry producer Tyson nixes merger with IBP Carpenters’ union leaving AFL-CIO Court denies lawsuit for gay harassment
KU BASEBALL TO PLAY HOST TO UT
March 30, 2001
J-W Staff Report Kansas University, the coolest baseball team in the Big 12, will play host to Texas, the hottest team in the league, in a three-game weekend series beginning today.
Nadine Vining
March 30, 2001
Kosovo village in NATO zone hit by mortars
March 30, 2001
Heavy mortar fire from the direction of Macedonia rained on this ethnic Albanian village in NATO-occupied Kosovo province Thursday, killing two residents and a British journalist and causing American peacekeeping troops to run for cover.
Matthew Shepard’s mother urges tolerance, acceptance
March 30, 2001
The mother of a 21-year-old gay man who died after being beaten and lashed to a fence in Wyoming says the gay community needs to show that gay people are just as boring as everyone else.
McVeigh book stirs outrage
March 30, 2001
Kathleen Treanor said she felt sick to her stomach after reading excerpts from a new book about Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City bombing.
A new ‘House of the Lord’
Latter-day Saints prepare for Omaha temple’s opening
March 30, 2001
By Jim Baker For the more than 1,000 Lawrence-area Mormons, faith is about to be a little closer to home.
Realtors see new city laws spurring sales of rental houses
Landlords, upset with regulations, may opt out
March 30, 2001
By Terry Rombeck House hunters in Lawrence may have a new option this spring large, older homes divided into apartments. Some Realtors are expecting landlords to sell their houses in the wake of new city ordinances that regulate the rental industry.
Graves chides lawmakers
Governor says it’s time to stop posturing on school finance
March 30, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves on Thursday accused lawmakers of engaging in mean-spirited fights and misleading theatrics at a time when they need to get serious about school finance. Speaking to the Topeka Rotary Club, Graves heaped most of his criticism on the House, scolding those who have pushed for measures to cut state taxes and increase state spending.
FREE STATE-LEAVENWORTH SOFTBALL LINESCORES
March 30, 2001
Free State 12, Leavenworth 2 Leavenworth 010 001 — 2 8 2
ROAD REPAIR SOUNDOFF
March 30, 2001
Who is responsible for fixing the pothole at U.S. Highway 59 and County Road 458, going west? It’s pretty bad and it’s heavily traveled. Keith Browning, the county’s director of public works, said it depends on the exact location of the pothole. He said the Kansas Department of Transportation is responsible for maintenance on the portion of County Road 458 that is within U.S. Highway 59 right-of-way, or approximately to the end of the median that separates eastbound and westbound traffic. He said the county’s maintenance responsibility begins west of the median and is indicated by the east end of the chip-and-sealed portion of roadway.
NADINE VINING OBITUARY
March 30, 2001
Nadine Vining Tonganoxie — Graveside services for Nadine Vining, 78, Tonganoxie, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
Nation briefs
March 30, 2001
Insider-trading conviction overturned D.C.’s ex-mayor denies indecent exposure 2 charged in attempt to sell Napoleon treat
People
March 30, 2001
A rapper by any other name Crowe extends digital welcome 2 more for Sweet Baby James Liverpool honors Yoko
Final four teams
March 30, 2001
A look at the teams in the NCAA women’s Final Four.
Student senator eyes parking fees to save teams
March 30, 2001
By Kevin Bates A possible solution to the pending dissolution of the swimming and tennis teams proposing to divert money raised by athletic event parking is under review by Kansas University administrators.
Police investigate threat at FSHS
Parents told of anonymous note discovered at school
March 30, 2001
By Kevin Bates Letters were sent home Thursday with Free State High School students informing parents of a written threat discovered at the school, a day after a culprit was identified in a similar incident at Southwest Junior High School.
Free State baseball falters
Five errors doom Firebirds to 9-7 loss to BVN
March 30, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High proved it could hit ball. ow, the Firebirds need to learn how to finish. Two days after being no-hit, the Firebirds squandered a five-run lead in the final three innings of a 9-7 loss to Blue Valley North on Thursday at Free State.
KU begins spring fling
New defensive coordinator Hayes keeps Jayhawks’ attention
March 30, 2001
By Robert Sinclair When Kansas University defensive coordinator Tom Hayes talks, the Jayhawks listen. “Everybody really likes him and has a lot of respect for him, especially because of his record,” junior strong safety Jake Letourneau said after KU’s first spring practice Thursday at Anschutz Pavilion.
Investors’ earnings fears continue to hamper market
March 30, 2001
Earnings worries thwarted the stock market for a second straight session Thursday, making for a choppy and ultimately directionless day on Wall Street. Analysts said the market is unsure about what to expect when profit reports begin next week. End-of-the-quarter buying and selling by portfolio managers also influenced trading.
Sunflower wins top award
Cable system noted for quality, value, contributions
March 30, 2001
By Mark Fagan Ann Niccum, production manager for Sunflower Cablevision in Lawrence, is ready to challenge Tom Hanks. Sunflower this week picked up its second consecutive Community Spirit Award considered the industry’s equivalent of an Oscar from the National Cable Television Assn. Hanks owns two best-actor Oscars.
DOWNTOWN LAWRENCE SHOOTER CHARGED
March 30, 2001
Topekan arrested in downtown shooting
THE MAG: BEST BETS
March 30, 2001
Songwriting wrangler, Jeep,
GLASS ART STOLEN
March 30, 2001
Glass mosaics missing from coffee shop wall
Leafs’ Domi battles spectator
Altercation in penalty box mars Toronto’s victory in Philadelphia
March 30, 2001
Tie Domi’s latest trip to the penalty box might keep him off the ice even longer. Domi, Toronto’s penalty-minutes leader, wrestled with a spectator who tumbled into the penalty box during the Maple Leafs’ 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.
Meeting underscores divide on Lecompton development
March 30, 2001
Developer J. Stewart walked into the Lecompton City Council meeting Thursday night with a stack of drawings and high hopes that the meeting would lead to plans to complete his housing and business development project.
Religion briefs
March 30, 2001
Author to speak at Veritas convocation St. Margaret’s offers final new member class New group offers support for dads Registration open for Catholic camp
ELECTION
March 30, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Whatever the outcome of next week’s elections, candidates for the Lawrence school board and city commission say their two bodies will develop an ever-closer working relationship.