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World Briefs
March 31, 2001
Alberta: Frozen toddlerleaves hospital Netherlands: Royal wedding plans announced
SOCIETY CALENDAR
March 31, 2001
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold Drive.
Final Four administrator deals with loss
NCAA’s Hancock lost son in Oklahoma State plane crash
March 31, 2001
A plaque outside the pressroom door reminds NCAA Tournament administrator Bill Hancock what’s missing at this Final Four. He can’t walk into the “Will Hancock Media Coordination Center” without remembering the son he lost in a Jan. 27 plane crash that took the lives of nine others associated with Oklahoma State basketball.
Cats sentimental choice
Wife of Arizona coach died of cancer early in season
March 31, 2001
So you wanted to see those plucky Gonzaga kids hustle, scramble and scrap their way into the Final Four? Blame Michigan State. Or maybe you were pulling for John Chaney, who coached his 11th-seeded Temple Owls to within one victory of the first Final Four of his career.
Kansas tennis teams home Sunday, Monday
March 31, 2001
Kansas University’s tennis teams are scheduled for duals on Sunday and Monday at Alvamar Racquet Club. KU’s women will meet Colorado at 8 a.m. on Sunday. However, if weather permits, the dual will be staged on Alvamar’s outdoor courts at 11 a.m.
KU softball to play two at Texas A&M
March 31, 2001
Kansas will be hoping to climb above .500 in Big 12 Conference softball when the Jayhawks tangle with Texas A&M this weekend. KU, 2-2 in the league and 17-16 overall, has won five of its last six, all at home. A&M, 1-3 and 24-9, has played its last five on the road.
Dubois first in four events
March 31, 2001
Senior Jackie Dubois set a school record with four first-place finishes as Free State High’s girls track and field team finished second at the Ottawa Relays on Friday. Dubois won the 1,600-meter run in 5:24 and the 800 in 2:27.2. She also was on the victorious 3,200 and 1,600 relay teams.
NBA Briefs
March 31, 2001
NBA approves sale of Sonics, Storm Celtics activate Battie Barkley won’t consider returning to 76ers Illegal defense rules could be scrapped
UConn coach took a chance
March 31, 2001
It was just too much of a coincidence for Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma. The town next to his birthplace in Italy was named Taurasi. A wine he collects was named Taurasi. So, could that high schooler from Chino, Calif., at the top of his recruiting list have the same Italian connection?
Four players leave Texas Tech
March 31, 2001
One week after being hired, Texas Tech coach Bob Knight kicked three players off the team on Friday for “some violation of team rules” and the school granted a fourth player his release.
Doherty named college coach of year
March 31, 2001
The Atlantic Coast Conference scored a rare sweep Friday when Duke All-American Shane Battier and North Carolina coach Matt Doherty were presented with Player of the Year and Coach of the Year awards by The Associated Press.
Purdue rips SMS
Boilermakers slow down Stiles in 81-64 victory
March 31, 2001
Jackie Stiles fought back tears as her fabulous college career ended on a frustrating note. Purdue shut down the NCAA’s career leading scorer, earning a shot at its second NCAA women’s championship in three seasons, in an 81-64 Final Four victory over Southwest Missouri State on Friday night.
Detroit catcher out for season
Meluskey to undergo surgery to repair looseness in throwing shoulder
March 31, 2001
Detroit catcher Mitch Meluskey, brought in to provide more offense from the position, will miss the season with a shoulder injury. Meluskey will undergo surgery to repair looseness in his throwing shoulder, general manager Randy Smith said Thursday.
Mental-illness coverage doesn’t win enough votes
March 31, 2001
The normal rumble of House debate faded Friday as members shared stories, some about families of friends, of mental illnesses. Rep. Dale Swenson, a Wichita Republican, showed a picture of a woman named Kathy, who shot herself because she heard a voice in her head saying heaven was beautiful.
Privacy bill could be tied to premium tax
March 31, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Key lawmakers said Friday that they will try to close what they consider to be a loophole that has provided millions of dollars in tax breaks for insurance companies. But Kansas Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius’ office said that while Sebelius supports that effort, she is not happy with the way the Senate is handling it.
Kansas City makes cuts, trades player to Mets
Royals keep Rule 5 draft pick Chavez
March 31, 2001
The Kansas City Royals made a trade with the New York Mets Friday in order to keep Rule 5 draft pick Endy Chavez. The Royals sent minor league outfielder Mike Curry, who led the Texas League with 52 stolen bases last season with Class AA Wichita, to the Mets for Chavez.
Crime Briefs
March 31, 2001
Thirteen pistols stolen in home burglary Ex-KU police officer appears on theft charge
KU driving for new parking committee
Proposal would shift authority for regulations, fees to all-campus commission
March 31, 2001
By Kevin Bates A proposal to simplify the way parking issues are addressed at Kansas University was forwarded to school administrators after a meeting of KU faculty, staff and students. The report lists a series of recommendations that would streamline possible ways to change parking regulations or fees, said Tom Beisecker, Senate Executive Committee chairman.
Patricia A. Denzel
March 31, 2001
Winn services
March 31, 2001
Grace Boyd
March 31, 2001
Foundation Follies
Quail Run teacher named Educator of Year
March 31, 2001
By Mike Belt For the first time in her life, Christine Valcich admitted to being speechless. “I’m sure my students will find that amazing,” Valcich said Friday night after she learned she had been selected as this year’s Educator of the Year by the Lawrence Schools Foundation.
On the record
March 31, 2001
Briefly
March 31, 2001
Taxes: Appraiser’s office sees increase in valuation appeals Oscars: Contest winners named Election 2001: Clerk says interest is up for advance voting in county
CURB seeks subpoena for Western jet logs
March 31, 2001
By Scott Rothschild A state consumer agency Friday asked Kansas utility regulators to subpoena records from Western Resources concerning the company’s corporate jets and salary of chief executive David Wittig.
Chiefs interested in Griese
March 31, 2001
France won’t extradite suspect if he faces death penalty
March 31, 2001
A French prosecutor said Friday that an American fugitive wanted in the slaying of a New York state abortion doctor would not be extradited from France if he risks facing the death penalty in the United States.
Palestinians’ ‘day of rage’ prompts Israeli response
March 31, 2001
Reviving the mass protests of the early stage of their six-month-old uprising, thousands of Palestinians battled Israeli troops with stones and guns in a “day of rage” Friday and drew heavy Israeli fire that killed six demonstrators and injured more than 130.
Feeling a bit anxious?
March 31, 2001
Try these tips to reduce anxiety when visiting an amusement park or other public venue.
AIDS quilt leaves San Francisco
March 31, 2001
The AIDS Memorial Quilt dedicated to 80,000 victims of the disease on Friday left San Francisco with a tearful send-off from the city where the first of its 40,000 panels were stitched together 14 years ago.
When anxiety attacks
Crowded public places can trigger panic
March 31, 2001
This spring, thousands of fun-seekers will flock to amusement parks, baseball games and a multitude of other outdoor events to shake the winter doldrums. Yet others dread the idea of going to such places. The thought of traipsing through an amusement park or a sports stadium or shopping mall surrounded by thousands of strangers paralyzes them with fear.
Medicare tightens rules on abortion-pill access
March 31, 2001
The Bush administration Friday notified states that the government will pay for low-income women to take the abortion pill RU-486 only under rare circumstances, applying the same restrictions that have been long imposed on federal coverage of surgical abortions.
Cheney overseeing administration’s agenda on the Hill
March 31, 2001
For Vice President Dick Cheney, 10 weeks of listening, lobbying and $5 lunches come down to this: Senate budget votes promising to be such squeakers that he’ll be on standby all next week to break any ties.
4-H club news
March 31, 2001
The Vinland Valley 4-H Club had its annual “Parent Night” meeting, where the parents conduct the meeting.
Low farm prices, population shift doom economy
March 31, 2001
Charles Mottley’s family has been living on a farm near Boonville, Ind., since before the Civil War, but not for much longer. He lost the title last year because he couldn’t pay a $300,000 debt, the remnant of a 25-year-old loan he hasn’t been able to repay. He lost his home in earlier bankruptcies and now lives in a trailer.
Weddings
March 31, 2001
People
March 31, 2001
Eudora honors
March 31, 2001
Eudora Middle School announces students who made honors during the third quarter. Students who made the Straight A Honor Roll had to receive all As. Students who are listed on the High Honor Roll earned at least a 3.67 grade point average. Students who made the Regular Honor Roll earned at least a 3.0 GPA.
Lions, Firebirds hoping to stop skids
March 31, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus During last year’s magical run to the state championship, Lawrence High lost just two baseball games all year. Two games into the 2001 season LHS already has lost twice. The Lions, ranked No. 3 in Class 6A, were swept on Tuesday by Olathe South.
Bush: ‘Play ball!’ on my lawn
March 31, 2001
George W. Bush often said during the presidential campaign that he didn’t want to be president when he grew up he wanted to be a professional baseball player. Friday, he discovered a consolation prize.
Anniversaries
March 31, 2001
From dream date to heartbreak
KU freshman’s role in ‘Spring Fling Survivors’ prefaces couple’s breakup
March 31, 2001
By Karrey Britt Kansas University freshman Khadija Abuyousif’s spring break trip to Cancun, Mexico, took an unexpected turn to Temptation Island. During her one-week vacation with her mom, Abuyousif was selected to appear on MTV’s “Spring Fling Survivors” show, which made its premiere March 23 and then aired several times last weekend.
Farmers to plant more sunflowers
March 31, 2001
The Sunflower State will be filled with plenty more sunflowers come this spring. Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Friday that Kansas farmers plan to increase their sunflower acreage by 45 percent, planting 320,000 acres into the crop.
Sales boost Western Resources’ profits
March 31, 2001
By Mark Fagan Western Resources’ profits for 2000 jumped 880 percent from a year earlier, fueled by sales of some of its unregulated businesses. Topeka-based Western, which owns KPL and KGE electric utilities, reported yearly earnings of $1.96 a share, up $1.76 from 20 cents in 1999.
Group determined to rescue old schoolhouse from oblivion
March 31, 2001
By Joy Ludwig In an era when few one-room schoolhouses remain, the unincorporated town of Big Springs has one it wants to save. Several residents see beyond the peeling green paint and the warped wooden floor. They want to breathe new life into the former school, built in 1927.
Daily ticker
March 31, 2001
Other Bartlett now a footnote
March 31, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe A newspaper correspondent wrote that the countryside was “quiet and happy under President Bartlett.” One of his colleagues called Josiah Bartlett “a man of integrity, firmness, economy.”
Learning experience
March 31, 2001
American leaders rethinking the losing war against drugs
March 31, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald His afternoons were for mowing the lawn or tinkering on the car. But mornings were for coffee and blues. Mornings were for sitting in his favorite room in the early sun, sipping his cup and listening to hundreds of 45s gathered over 60-something years of living.
Good work
March 31, 2001
J-W Editorials Two fine chairmen have set a new standard of leadership for the Kansas Board of Regents. Those interested in higher education in Kansas should appreciate the efforts of Bill Docking of Arkansas City and Clay Blair of Mission.
Conviction returned in shooting of golfer
March 31, 2001
A man accused of shooting a 16-year-old girl as she was golfing last year was convicted Friday on attempted murder and other charges. Jurors deliberated about three hours before returning verdicts against Craig Fischer, 39, of Ulysses. In addition to attempted first-degree murder, Fischer was found guilty of aggravated kidnapping, attempted rape and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Earnhardt wins Winston pole
Driver claims top spot at 190.676 mph
March 31, 2001
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is off to a great start in defense of his first Winston Cup victory. The 26-year-old Earnhardt earned the third pole of his Winston Cup career and first of the season Friday, turning a lap of 190.676 mph at Texas Motor Speedway to take the top qualifying spot for Sunday’s Harrah’s 500.
Engagements
March 31, 2001
3-31 ANXIETY SIDEBAR
March 31, 2001
Stopping panic Try these tips to reduce anxiety when visiting an amusement park or other public venue.
HOUSING AUTHORITY SOUNDOFF
March 31, 2001
I know someone who lives on family assistance. The Lawrence Housing Authority is causing them problems. Where do I write to complain about their procedures? According to the U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s Web site, the agency responds to six kinds of complaints, which are housing discrimination, bad landlords in federal housing, manufactured housing, land sales, deceptive contractors or fraud, waste and abuse. If you have a complaint, please call the HUD field office in Kansas City, Kan., at (913) 551-5644, or HUD’s National Multifamily Clearinghouse at 1-800-685-8470 to report maintenance or management concerns.
KANSAS LOSES AFTER NINTH-INNING RALLY BY TEXAS
March 31, 2001
lchronister@ljworld.com Kansas University came within two outs of a baseball victory over No. 22 Texas on Friday but the Jayhawk bullpen couldn’t stop the Longhorns’ bats in the final inning.
3-31 SHOULD CARBONATED BEVERAGES BE TAXED TO HELP FUND PUBLIC..
March 31, 2001
Should carbonated beverages be taxed to help fund public education?
FOUNDATION FOLLIES QUAIL RUN TEACHER NAMED EDUCATOR OF YEAR
March 31, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com For the first time in her life, Christine Valcich admitted to being speechless.
TEXAS KU BOX
March 31, 2001
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3-31 WELL BEING BRIEFS
March 31, 2001
Vegetarianism on the rise even before disease With foot-and-mouth disease worrying the world, vegetarianism may become an alternative for those who want to steer clear of meat.
3-31 HEALTH CHECK BREAKOUT
March 31, 2001
Upcoming events April is Parkinson’s disease awareness month. Area events include:
BLOTTER
March 31, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
KU NAMES CHAIR OF MUSIC AND DANCE
March 31, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com A University of Nebraska interim dean is coming to Kansas University to serve as the chair of the music and dance department.
PARKING AT KU
March 31, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/kunews
PRIVACY CONCERNS
March 31, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/legislature
PROFITS
March 31, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Western Resources’ profits for 2000 jumped 880 percent from a year earlier, fueled by sales of some of its unregulated businesses.
TRACK TURNS CORNER ––— CONSTRUCTION WORK APPROACHES FINISH LINE
March 31, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com MORE: www.kansasspeedway.com
4-H NEWS
March 31, 2001
The Vinland Valley 4-H Club had its annual “Parent Night” meeting, where the parents conduct the meeting. The meeting was called to order by Theresa Bateson. Cheryl Hunsinger led the flag salute. Nancy Baker, Melanie Bartlow and Sheri Brown led the club song. Ive Fife gave the current event. Julie Craig read communications.
CURB SEEKS SUBPOENA FOR WESTERN JET LOGS
March 31, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/legislature
EUDORA MIDDLE SCHOOL HONORS
March 31, 2001
Eudora Middle School announces students who made honors during the third quarter. Students who made the Straight A Honor Roll had to receive all As. Students who are listed on the High Honor Roll earned at least a 3.67 grade point average. Students who made the Regular Honor Roll earned at least a 3.0 GPA. Students who made honors were: Straight A Honor Roll
ENGAGEMENTS
March 31, 2001
Bronnenberg-Gilham Melissa Bronnenberg and David Gilham, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
MORE PEOPLE ADVANCE VOTE
March 31, 2001
ELECTION 2001 Clerk says interest is up
WHEN ANXIETY ATTACKS
March 31, 2001
Crowded public venues can trigger panic
Nation Briefs
March 31, 2001
SAN FRANCISCO: Change of venue eyed in dog-mauling death Florida: U.S., British warplanes attack Iraqi targets
Nation Briefs
March 31, 2001
ATLANTA: JonBenet’s parents sue police investigator WASHINGTON, D.C.: Trade barriers documented
Nation Briefs
March 31, 2001
Arkansas: Life sentence given in teen’s murder Outer space: Solar flares to disrupt telecommunications
SOME KU PROGRAMS TOP LISTS
March 31, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Two Kansas University graduate programs were named best in the nation in the upcoming edition of U.S. News and World Report.
KU BASEBALL VS TEXAS
March 31, 2001
Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo KANSAS CATCHER, Brent Del Chiaro whips a throw over to first base as pitcher Pete Smart looks on. Smart held off Texas, throwing 135 pitches, until the ninth inning when the Longhorns scored six runs to beat the ‘Hawks 10-5 Friday night at Hoglund Ballpark.
KU CRIME RATE FALLS ––— BURGLARY, THEFT NUMBERS DECREASE
March 31, 2001
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ANNIVERSARY
March 31, 2001
Palmateer Donald and Doris Palmateer will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at the Victorian Veranda Country Inn.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, WELCOME CLUB OF LAWRENCE
March 31, 2001
THE WELCOME CLUB OF LAWRENCE raised nearly $3,000 at its annual auction last fall. The club, composed of people new to Lawrence or who have had a change in lifestyle, split the proceeds between Lawrence Women’s Transitional Care, Interfaith Caring Neighbors and Hannah’s House. Pictured above are members of the club’s board of directors. The photo was submitted by the club’s publicity chairperson, Sally Wayland. 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.
WILDLIFE PHEASANT HUNT IRKS ANIMAL LOVERS
March 31, 2001
astuever@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/outdoors
DECISIONS, DECISIONS: AREA TOWNS HAVE MANY SEATS TO FILL
March 31, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/election001
LHS, FREE STATE TO MEET IN BASEBALL TODAY
March 31, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com During last year’s magical run to the state championship, Lawrence High lost just two baseball games all year.
Jonathan Richman; a merry minstrel, he
Jonathan Richman, the Bottleneck 03/30/2001
March 31, 2001
By Michael Newman Jonathan Richman is unique in all the world of rock and roll music. A prodigy in the early ‘70s, the first incarnation of his band The Modern Lovers defined for a generation of early punk and artsy new-wavers what rock in the wake of the Velvet Underground might be. He quickly abandoned that brittle edge for a softer, astonishingly sincere and celebratory voice that he’s been cultivating ever since. The affable, endearing and fearless personality Richman projects in his music has never been duplicated.
Dye, KC clip Marlins
March 31, 2001
Jermaine Dye went 4-for-4 with two home runs and six RBIs to lead Kansas City past Florida 9-6 Friday.
Texas rallies past Jayhawks
Longhorns score six runs in ninth for 10-5 triumph
March 31, 2001
By Levi Chronister Kansas University came within two outs of a baseball victory over No. 22 Texas on Friday night but the Jayhawk bullpen couldn’t stop the Longhorns’ bats in the final inning.
Former priest gets prison term
Judge rejects plea agreement for convicted child molester
March 31, 2001
A Harvey County judge shocked a packed courtroom by rejecting the plea agreement reached with former priest Robert K. Larson, instead sentencing Larson to 3 to 10 years in prison.
Decisions, decisions: Area towns have many seats to fill
March 31, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Voters in area towns will select new school board members, city council members and mayors in Tuesday’s general election. There are two ballot questions in Franklin County. One of them asks voters whether the county commission should appoint an administrator.
Lawrence Briefs
March 31, 2001
Officers Wives’ Club to have Spring Bazaar Wine festival to benefit heart association Chase County marks Rockne plane crash ADA sponsors Diabetes Expo Wizard Run Car Show scheduled for June KU Med begins operating own medical cyclotron Regulatory board offers online license verifications Ottawa organization receives housing award
City commission, school board votes have big impact
March 31, 2001
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. Lawrence residents will be voting Tuesday for men and women to serve as city commissioners and members of the school board. It is an important election, and hopefully there will be a large voter turnout.
KU crime rate falls
March 31, 2001
By Kevin Bates For the fourth year in a row, crime has fallen at Kansas University down 12 percent last year and more than a third of 1997’s level. The decrease was mainly due to plummeting rates of burglary and theft. In 2000, KU saw 155 reported incidents of burglary a 55 percent decrease from 1997.
Macedonia declares end to attacks on rebels
March 31, 2001
Government officials on Friday declared a government offensive against ethnic Albanian insurgents over, saying Macedonian forces have regained key border areas with Kosovo.
10th-grader killed outside school
March 31, 2001
A 10th-grader was killed Friday in a high school parking lot by a 17-year-old former student who shot him in the head, authorities said. The suspect admitted shooting Neal Boyd, 16, outside Lew Wallace High School, and told authorities where he hid the gun, Police Chief John Roby said.
Bush suspends rules for contractor compliance
March 31, 2001
The Bush administration Friday ordered the suspension of a Clinton rule that would have significantly strengthened the government’s ability to deny contracts to companies that have violated workplace safety, environmental and other federal laws.
Farmers to boost planting of gene-altered crops
March 31, 2001
Farmers will sharply boost their plantings of genetically engineered soybeans this year, despite opposition to biotechnology overseas and signs of unease among U.S. consumers, the government said Friday.
Picard’ turns his talents to stage
March 31, 2001
Nearly 40 years ago, Sir Tyrone Guthrie consoled a dejected Patrick Stewart by saying he hoped the young actor eventually would work for him at his new theater in America. Now, that day has arrived as Stewart tackles “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” at the Guthrie Theater.
Flashy prints are a sign of spring
March 31, 2001
When you’ve dieted too long on fish and salad, you sometimes develop an irresistible craving for a sumptuously rich meal. Bring on the foie gras, cheese, hollandaise and chocolate souffle and hang the consequences.
PISTOLS STOLEN IN BURGLARY
March 31, 2001
Thirteen pistols stolen in home burglary
KU GRADUATES
March 31, 2001
Kansas University announces area students who earned degrees during the fall 2000 semester. Those who earned degrees are: Baldwin: Josh Millstein and Michelle Morse.
CLUB TO HAVE SPRING BAZAAR
March 31, 2001
Wives’ Club to have Spring Bazaar The Fort Riley Officers Wives’ Club is sponsoring its Spring Bazaar today and Sunday.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR SATURDAY
March 31, 2001
Microsoft chief touts Xbox game in Japan
WEDDINGS
March 31, 2001
Ford-O’Keefe Becky Ford and Brian O’Keefe, both of Lawrence, were married July 15, 2000, at Abe and Jake’s Landing, Lawrence, with John W. Lungstrum officiating.
3-31 REC CALENDAR
March 31, 2001
Lawrence Bicycle Club Today — The Muffin Ride departs at 8 a.m. from the southeast corner of the park near Colorport, 26th and Iowa, and heads to Lone Star Lake.
BIG SPRINGS GROUP WANTS TO RESTORE OLD BUILDING, ADD NEW
March 31, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Big Springs — In an era when few one-room schoolhouses remain, the unincorporated town of Big Springs has one it wants to save.
SIMIEN FACES SURGERY/NOTES
March 31, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Kansas University basketball signee Wayne Simien will undergo surgery on Monday to repair ligament damage in his right shoulder.
BREAKUP
March 31, 2001
kbritt@ljworld.com Kansas University freshman Khadija Abuyousif’s spring break trip to Cancún, Mexico, took an unexpected turn to Temptation Island.
BREAKOUT FOR ROUNDABOUT WIRE STORY
March 31, 2001
In Lawrence The Lawrence City Commission will receive a staff report and public comment on a proposed roundabout at 24th Place and Inverness Drive.
NCAA MEN FINAL FOUR
March 31, 2001
NCAA Men THE FINAL FOUR
3-31 HEALTH CHECKPARKINSONS
March 31, 2001
khall@sunflower.com A little bit of stretching can go a long way for those who are living with Parkinson’s disease.
Jayhawk Regatta slated at Clinton
March 31, 2001
Kansas University’s rowing team will play host to the Jayhawk Regatta this weekend at Clinton Lake. Scheduled to compete are Kansas State, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts and Tulsa. Sessions are scheduled for 8:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. today and for 9 a.m. on Sunday.
Notre Dame stuns UConn, 90-75
After trailing by 16 points, Irish mount biggest Final Four comeback ever
March 31, 2001
Notre Dame will finish its season of success in the biggest game of all. All it took was the biggest comeback in the 20 years of the women’s Final Four.
Jayhawks optimistic about line
Three starters, transfers bolster offensive unit
March 31, 2001
By Robert Sinclair The three returning starters on Kansas University’s offensive line all stand 6-foot-4, weigh at least 290 pounds and started a combined 21 games last season. What does that mean this spring?
NHL Roundup: Sabres, Hasek humble Thrashers
Buffalo blanks Atlanta, 4-0, for fourth straight postseason berth
March 31, 2001
Fresh from his league-leading 11th shutout and helping the Buffalo Sabres clinch their fourth straight playoff berth, Dominik Hasek was sporting a brand new watch. Hasek stopped 30 shots, shutting out Atlanta for the second time in five nights, leading the Sabres to a 4-0 victory over the Thrashers on Friday night.
Roundabouts save lives, study finds
March 31, 2001
Roundabouts, becoming more common in America’s road system, reduce deadly automobile accidents at intersections by nearly 90 percent, researchers said Friday. Richard Retting, of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, said drivers have to get over their skepticism of the modernized traffic circles.
Ashley Judd should not have picked ‘Someone Like You’
March 31, 2001
With its hard line on male animal mating habits, “Someone Like You” isn’t exactly a great date movie unless you like to argue afterward. Anytime a movie opens with a treatise on the sexual proclivities of bulls at breeding time, you know you’re in trouble.
Oblongs’: Flush with excess
March 31, 2001
You can’t say that the new animated comedy “The Oblongs” (6:30 p.m. Sunday, WB) doesn’t get right to the point.
Aspen plane crash probed
March 31, 2001
The pilot of a chartered jet that crashed and killed all 18 on board as it approached one of the nation’s trickiest airports had asked the tower in the last minutes of flight if the runway lights were on, an investigator said Friday night.
Around and about
March 31, 2001
Dutch gay couples to wed
March 31, 2001
Anne-Marie Thus and Helene Faasen lead a routine domestic life for a Dutch couple engaged to be wed. Living together for two years, they have a car, a mortgage on a three-story town house and a 9-month-old child.
Stretches keep Parkinson’s patients limber
March 31, 2001
By Kim Hall A little bit of stretching can go a long way for those who are living with Parkinson’s disease. Often referred to as the “falling disease,” Parkinson’s is a progressive deterioration of the nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls muscle movement.
Distributor eyes tax break
Classic Eagle’s request may be dawn of new battle
March 31, 2001
By Joel Mathis A Lawrence distributor of Anheuser-Busch products is poised to ask the city for a tax abatement to build a new $2.7 million distribution center at East Hills Business Park. The proposal appears just as a task force is examining the city’s use of abatements, and as the topic has emerged as one of the primary issues in the campaign for Tuesday’s city commission election.
Nation Briefs
March 31, 2001
INDIANAPOLIS: Judge overturns abortion law New York: Prison guard crushes kittens Indiana: ‘Baby Jumpers’ recalled WASHINGTON, D.C.: Mad cow disease delayed
CITY COMMISSION, SCHOOL BOARD VOTES HAVE BIG IMPACT
March 31, 2001
Lawrence residents will be voting Tuesday for men and women to serve as city commissioners and members of the school board. It is an important election, and hopefully there will be a large voter turnout. Unfortunately, for one reason or another, Lawrence voter participation has been an embarrassment in recent years. It is difficult to understand what motivation is needed to entice residents to vote. Why don’t larger numbers of residents realize the men and women they elect to the city commission or school board will play a significant role in the quality, honesty and efficiency of our city government and the level of excellence in Lawrence schools? What could be more important?
DIET PILLS OFTEN HOLD UNKNOWN HAZARDS
March 31, 2001
Ephedra can cause high blood pressure, seizures
Track turns corner
Construction work approaches finish line
March 31, 2001
By Mark Fagan With its sod installed, signs going up and excess mortar being scraped away, the new Kansas Speedway is driving closer to its first race. Products from Lawrence-based companies including sod from Pine Family Farms Grass & Grain, signs from Star Signs & Graphics and solvents from Prosoco are helping build toward yet another milestone for the $250 million project 24 miles from Lawrence along Interstate 70.
Simien faces shoulder surgery Monday
Rehabilitation will last three months for Leavenworth standout
March 31, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas University basketball signee Wayne Simien will undergo surgery on Monday to repair ligament damage in his right shoulder. Simien, a 6-foot-8, 240-pounder out of Leavenworth High, faces approximately three months of rehabilitation. If all goes well, he thinks he’ll be ready to compete in pick-up games shortly after school starts in August or September.
NBA Roundup: Pacers post crucial victory
Indiana draws even with Celtics in playoff race
March 31, 2001
The Celtics and Pacers found themselves in a playoff atmosphere on Friday night. It was a much more comfortable situation for Indiana.
Negotiators cite progress on budget bill
Graves happier about state revenue projections
March 31, 2001
As legislators worked on the final version of a $9.1 billion spending bill, Gov. Bill Graves said he wasn’t quite as worried about Kansas’ financial picture as he had been earlier this year.
Edmond Stroda
March 31, 2001
A courtroom chronicle, California style
History of Los Angeles DA’s office puts spotlight on crime
March 31, 2001
When the crime gets glamorous involving sex, celebrities and money the chances are good it will be happening somewhere in Los Angeles County.
Poll: Social Security risky in stocks
March 31, 2001
Americans’ enthusiasm for President Bush’s idea of investing Social Security contributions in the stock market has dropped sharply along with the market, says an Associated Press poll.
Bargain hunters
Dow suffers worst first quarter in decades
March 31, 2001
Bargain hunters drove up stock prices Friday, a rare bright spot to mark the end of one of the market’s worst quarters in decades. Investors overlooked signs that the economy has slumped even further and put aside fears about a recession to take advantage of cheaper prices of long-battered tech stocks and recently hard-hit blue chips.
GRACE BOYD OBITUARY
March 31, 2001
Grace Boyd Services for Grace A. Boyd, 84, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Southside Church of Christ. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
WAREHOUSE TO ASK FOR TAX ABATEMENT
March 31, 2001
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World Briefs
March 31, 2001
UNITED NATIONS: Countries demand U.S. back payments UNITED NATIONS: More peacekeepers OK’d for Sierra Leone TORONTO: Chemical scare disrupts downtown
AROUND AND ABOUT
March 31, 2001
Monica and Richard Billy III, Lawrence, announce the birth of their son, Cruz Ignatius Billy II, born March 18, 2001, in Lawrence. He has a brother, Anthony, 10, and a sister, Alycia, 4.
CLOSE
March 31, 2001
Dow Industrials +79.72, 9,878.78
Recreation calendar
March 31, 2001
Police storm Milosevic’s residence
March 31, 2001
Riot police laid siege to Slobodan Milosevic’s villa early today in an attempt to arrest the former president. But a defiant Milosevic rejected a warrant in a tense standoff with authorities trying to bring him to justice.
Campaign finance reform is overdue
March 31, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Due entirely to good luck, I have been able to spend most of my adult life in the company of the rogues, the characters and, yes, the heroes of American politics. Before picking up a press pass to cover politics, I had helped run campaigns in some 38 U.S. states.
KU names chair of music and dance
Nebraska interim dean selected
March 31, 2001
By Jan Biles A University of Nebraska interim dean is coming to Kansas University to serve as the chair of the music and dance department. Lawrence Mallett, 53, interim dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts in Lincoln, on Thursday was in Lawrence to sign the KU contract and to go house-hunting with his wife, Cathy, who has been hired to teach in the KU School of Education.
KU OPTIMISTIC ABOUT O-LINE
March 31, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com The three returning starters on Kansas University’s offensive line all stand 6-foot-4, weigh at least 290 pounds and started a combined 21 games last season.
Graduate schools ranked
March 31, 2001
The best place to become a family doctor is the University of Washington, while Harvard is tops for those interested in medical research, or earning a doctorate in education. So says U.S. News & World Report in its new issue ranking graduate-degree programs.
Society calendar
March 31, 2001
Diet pills often hold unknown hazards
Ephedrine has history of causing high blood pressure, seizures
March 31, 2001
My son is 17 years old, and he is taking a diet pill containing various supplements, including ma huang and guarana. I am totally against it, but he refuses to listen to me and says I am too paranoid.
Rosie’s new magazine makes unexpected entrance
March 31, 2001
The food and drink have been ordered, Marc Anthony will entertain and Chelsea Piers will be party central next Monday night. But, unexpectedly, the center of attention has already made an entrance.
SATURDAY DATEBOOK
March 31, 2001
TODAY 9 a.m.-10 a.m.: Cohousing site tour, Delaware Street Commons, 1208 Del., 842-4913. Business meeting, 10 a.m.-noon.
U.S. ready to attack livestock problems
Emergency response plan for foot-and-mouth includes quarantine
March 31, 2001
Should foot-and-mouth disease reach this country, the government’s emergency response plan lays out a “cascade of events” that would follow, including a halt to all movement of livestock in the state where the case is found. The entire state could later be quarantined.
Royals expect to contend
Glass thinks Kansas City should be 10 games better
March 31, 2001
David Glass, who made a fortune at Wal-Mart by peddling inexpensive stuff to the masses, is taking the same approach to baseball. Although Glass has raised Kansas City’s payroll to around $34 million, it’s still in the lowest major league tier. Yet the Royals’ new owner says he expects no less than a 10-game improvement over last year’s 77-85 record.
KU fall graduates
March 31, 2001
Kansas University announces area students who earned degrees during the fall 2000 semester.
Nation Briefs
March 31, 2001
Florida: Radio host charged with animal cruelty LOS ANGELES: Businessman wins libel suit against paper WASHINGTON, D.C.: Husband of detainee takes citizenship oath NEW YORK CITY: Modern Jazz Quartet leader dies of cancer