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State proposals responding to Sept. 11 advance
February 28, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 1:28 p.m.) Other proposals drafted in response to Sept. 11 are advancing, but Kansas state senators on Thursday rejected a plan to set up a special joint committee on security.
LA airport terminals evacuated after metal detector found unplugged
February 28, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 1:12 p.m.) The discovery of an unplugged metal detector forced the evacuation of five terminals at Los Angeles International Airport early Thursday and delayed more than 300 flights, authorities said.
Senate rejects bill limiting teen drivers’ passengers
February 28, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 4:20 a.m.) Teens are safe for now in cruising around Kansas with a carload of friends.
Mortar shell breaks through roof of school in Afghanistan, killing child
February 28, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 11:17 a.m.) A mortar shell tore through the roof of an eastern Afghan village school Thursday as boys studied, killing one child and injuring dozens, the government said.
British peacekeepers exchange fire with attacker in Afghan capital
February 28, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 7:27 a.m.) British peacekeepers opened fire in Afghanistan’s capital for the third time in two weeks, shooting at a lone gunman who attacked their observation post, the international peacekeeping force said Thursday.
Horoscopes
February 28, 2002
For Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, those with birthdays today: Always allow your imagination to be active, especially if you can learn to focus your high ingenuity. You can create more of what you want as a result. If you are single, someone will come along who could knock your socks off. If you are attached, the two of you will bond on a much deeper level. You’re likely to tie the knot or have your first baby.
6Sports video report: KU women still have a shot in Big 12 tourney play
February 28, 2002
James Sido reports on the chance the KU women’s basketball team has for revenge during the Big 12 tournament.
6Sports video report: KU Seniors get the game rolling
February 28, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the KU seniors’ last home game of their college careers against Kansas State. After the game, the six Jayhawk seniors expressed their thanks to family, friends, and coaches.
City offering guide on housing codes
February 28, 2002
The Neighborhood Resources Department is offering a new 28-page pamphlet that serves as an informal guide to city codes on housing and environmental issues.
On the street
February 28, 2002
Asked at Borders When will spring finally get here for good?
Iowa improvements
February 28, 2002
By Joel Mathis A Michigan-based company has made its most definitive threat yet to sue the city if it approves intersection improvements to make way for a Home Depot store on the northeast corner of 31st and Iowa streets.
Senate OKs spending bill without determining source of revenue
February 28, 2002
Senators gave first-round approval Wednesday to an increase in education spending, despite concerns that the state will lack the $12 million to fund it. The proposed $20 per-pupil increase in state aid for public schools  to $3,890 a year  advanced on a 23-12 vote. Final approval would send it to the House.
Naturopathic physicians gain in state licensing fight
February 28, 2002
By Scott Rothschild After years of waiting, naturopathic physicians are on a fast track toward licensing in Kansas, though big obstacles remain. With Lawrence naturopaths Mehdi and Farhang Khosh, Peter Kimble and Elise Nelson looking on, a Senate committee approved a bill licensing naturopathic physicians.
With children, soup still best to chase a cold
February 28, 2002
My 3-year-old and my 6-year-old keep trading colds. It seems as if we have had nonstop sniffles all winter. I never know which cold medicine is right for children this age. Is there anything that’s really effective?
Lessons from the Olympics
February 28, 2002
By Mark Patinkin The Providence Journal Things I learned about life from the Olympics:
Area briefs
February 28, 2002
Car strikes parked truck; teen driver treated at LMH Baker University to explore ‘ultimate frontier’ today Students ask for class on starting a business
Nation Briefs
February 28, 2002
Georgia: Day of prayer honors crematory victims Florida: Car bomb leaves driver critically injured Kentucky: Miss Congeniality assaulted at pageant
Nation Briefs
February 28, 2002
 Oregon: Bankruptcy judge rejects Enron request  Washington, D.C.: Investigators subpoena labs’ anthrax samples  Florida: Pillsbury Bake-Off prize goes to sandwich  Texas: Judge stays execution  Washington, D.C.: Government lowers goal for seat belt use
House OKs bill to ban minors from common-law marriages
February 28, 2002
Common law marriages among minors would be banned under a bill the House approved Wednesday, while the Senate passed a measure to abolish such arrangements altogether. In the House, the vote was 120-1, with the only “no” vote coming from Rep. Ralph Tanner, R-Baldwin, who said he supports the Senate bill. Senators approved their bill, 31-9.
t limit teens on cruising with a carload
February 28, 2002
Teens are safe for now to cruise around Kansas with a carload of friends. The Senate rejected a bill Wednesday to restrict how many people can ride with young drivers. The 21-8 vote against giving the bill first-round approval drops it to the bottom of the debate calendar, and it is unlikely to be reconsidered.
NBA Roundup: T’wolves turn back Lakers
Garnett, Billups boost Minnesota past Los Angeles, 112-101
February 28, 2002
Chauncey Billups wasn’t happy when Phil Jackson said the Timberwolves still have a look of fear when they play the world champion Los Angeles Lakers. So the Minnesota guard made the Lakers afraid to leave him open Wednesday night.
Gooden enjoys Senior Night
Junior forward won’t say if game his last at KU
February 28, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Drew Gooden had five blocked shots during Kansas University’s 103-68 Senior Night victory over Kansas State on Wednesday night, but his biggest rejection might have come following the game.
Inconsistency is the rule of the day in NASCAR
February 28, 2002
In a stunning surprise, NASCAR on Tuesday stripped Matt Kenseth of his victory in Sunday’s Subway 400 and declared short-track speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno the race winner.
Relative safety
Research continues on new ways to protect drivers
February 28, 2002
Safety, Jeff Burton says, is a relative concept. “You look back at your mom’s car and you think, ‘Man, I don’t even know how that car got me to school,’” Burton says.
KSU doesn’t want rematch
Wildcats aim for tournament’s No. 7 seed to avoid KU
February 28, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Kansas State wants no part of Kansas again, and that’s why the Wildcats’ home finale against Nebraska on Saturday night is so important. “We’ve got to take care of business,” KSU junior forward Matt Siebrandt said, “and get the seventh seed.”
Top 25 Roundup: Vandy dandy against Kentucky
Stallings posts first victory against SEC rival, 86-73
February 28, 2002
Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings finally got the Kentucky Wildcats off his back. Reserve Brendan Plavich scored all but two of his 20 points on three-pointers and the Commodores beat No. 11 Kentucky, 86-73, Wednesday night to snap an 18-game losing streak to the Wildcats.
Huskers bury Bears with 3-point barrage - Nebraska 75, Baylor 55
February 28, 2002
Nebraska’s Cary Cochran saved his best for his last regular season game in the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Iran enlists aid to have Bush drop ‘axis of evil’ idea
February 28, 2002
Iran, denounced by President Bush as part of an “axis of evil,” urged U.S. allies Wednesday to lobby the American administration against unilateral military action in the war on terrorism.
Husband takes the stand in child-drowning case
February 28, 2002
Facing his wife across the courtroom for the first time, Russell Yates calmly described to a jury Wednesday how Andrea Yates tried to commit suicide two years before she drowned their five children.
Mary A. Jaimez Mendoza
February 28, 2002
Bracelets link Lawrence to Los Angeles
February 28, 2002
By Mindie Paget Bracelets crafted by a Kansas City, Mo., jewelry designer and her two daughters who attend Kansas University were among the $15,000 worth of items given to celebrity performers and presenters at Wednesday’s Grammy Awards.
Economic development boss resigns
February 28, 2002
By Mark Fagan The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new leader for its economic development efforts. Debi Moore, the chamber’s senior vice president for economic development, resigned Wednesday from the position she’d held since late 1999. The chamber’s board accepted her resignation, effective today.
Connecting the dots
GPS helps downtown office aid 911 service
February 28, 2002
By Mark Fagan Keith Shaw takes comfort in knowing that his daily number-crunching work literally can save a life and often does. The programmer for Spatial Data Research Inc., 14 E. Eighth St., used more than 1.3 million stream points to create a digital map of Rio Arriba County’s 5,895 square miles in New Mexico, then attached phone, address and personal information to the homes and businesses of all 41,490 county residents.
States may have leeway in reading, math testing
February 28, 2002
The Bush administration is signaling that it may give states a break on the reading and math tests they are supposed to begin giving to all students in grades three through eight. Draft regulations released Wednesday by the Education Department suggest that the administration is open to allowing different kinds of tests, as long as they meet high standards.
Lawmakers want ‘In God We Trust’ in nation’s schools
February 28, 2002
In a movement that gained momentum with the after-Sept. 11 surge in patriotism, several states have passed or are considering legislation to post the motto “In God We Trust” in schools.
Grandmother carries twins for daughter
February 28, 2002
Marie LaPlant’s offer always stood. She was willing to give birth to her daughter’s baby, Paula Griese just had to say the word. LaPlant, a former Salina resident, didn’t know the word would be twins, which she delivered in November for Griese, who was born without a uterus.
Lessons from the Olympics
February 28, 2002
By Mark Patinkin The Providence Journal Things I learned about life from the Olympics:
Pakistan violence engulfs U.S. reporter
February 28, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Heartbreaking to his family and colleagues, the ritualistic slaughter of reporter Daniel Pearl in Pakistan is more than a personal tragedy.
GPS helps downtown office aid 911 service
February 28, 2002
By Mark Fagan Keith Shaw takes comfort in knowing that his daily number-crunching work literally can save a life  and often does. The programmer for Spatial Data Research Inc., 14 E. Eighth St., used more than 1.3 million stream points to create a digital map of Rio Arriba County’s 5,895 square miles in New Mexico, then attached phone, address and personal information to the homes and businesses of all 41,490 county residents.
6News video report: County commissioner thinks ECO2 has gotten out of hand
February 28, 2002
Marta Costello reports on the Douglas County Commission chairman’s opinions on the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s ECO2 task force.
KU Basketball Notebook: Kappelmann OK with not starting
February 28, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas has six, not five, seniors on its men’s basketball roster. That fact, of course, meant one senior player would have to sit at the start of Wednesday’s Senior Night contest against Kansas State.
passengers
February 28, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 11:22 a.m.) Teens are safe for now in cruising around Kansas with a carload of friends.
Coaching dilemma
February 28, 2002
Journal-World Editorial A disastrous year for the Kansas University women’s basketball team presents a difficult situation for KU officials. Kansas University and KU Athletic Department officials face a difficult decision about the coaching position for the school’s women’s basketball team.
Kansas jobless rate jumps in January
February 28, 2002
Layoffs in the aircraft and telecommunications industries added to normal job losses in retail trade, government and construction caused the state’s unemployment rate to jump in January.
idea
February 28, 2002
Iran, denounced by President Bush as part of an “axis of evil,” urged U.S. allies Wednesday to lobby the American administration against unilateral military action in the war on terrorism.
Autopsy confirms body is that of 7-year-old
February 28, 2002
An autopsy confirmed Thursday that the body of a child found in the desert east of town is that of 7-year-old Danielle van Dam, who disappeared from home nearly a month ago.
Winston B. Harwood
February 28, 2002
Services for Winston B. Harwood, 85, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Plymouth Congregational Church. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Harwood died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He had lived in Lawrence most of his life.
Pakistan violence engulfs U.S. reporter
February 28, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Heartbreaking to his family and colleagues, the ritualistic slaughter of reporter Daniel Pearl in Pakistan is more than a personal tragedy.
Wrong priority
February 28, 2002
To the editor: To the legislators: You think keeping kids from cruising Massachusetts Street is in the public interest?!? What a crock! How about keeping the homeless safe, feeding the hungry, helping the mentally ill to function to their potential, funding schools? How about raising taxes to keep vital programs running?
Bracelets link Lawrence to Los Angeles
February 28, 2002
By Mindie Paget Bracelets crafted by a Kansas City, Mo., jewelry designer and her two daughters who attend Kansas University were among the $15,000 worth of items given to celebrity performers and presenters at Wednesday’s Grammy Awards.
Ancient game attracts loyal following
February 28, 2002
By Jim Baker In the quiet room, the only noise is made by the click of disc-shaped stones placed by players onto wooden boards. When opponents dip their hands into small bowls holding piles of the stones, the discs rub together, making a sound like a penitent working a set of rosary beads.
Surging Lions to open playoffs against Leavenworth at Olathe North
February 28, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High’s girls enter their Class 6A sub-state tournament playing their best basketball of the season. The Lions won three of their final five games to finish the regular season at 8-12, including a 51-48 victory over Leavenworth in the finale in which LHS rallied with a 21-6 run in the fourth quarter.
Research continues on new ways to protect drivers
February 28, 2002
Safety, Jeff Burton says, is a relative concept. “You look back at your mom’s car and you think, ‘Man, I don’t even know how that car got me to school,’” Burton says.
by viewers
February 28, 2002
NBC plays it safe with its newest sitcom “Leap of Faith” (7:30 p.m., NBC), its latest attempt to plug the programming Bermuda Triangle between “Friends” and “Will & Grace.”
Mortar shell breaks through roof of school in Afghanistan, killing child
February 28, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 11:17 a.m.) A mortar shell tore through the roof of an eastern Afghan village school Thursday as boys studied, killing one child and injuring dozens, the government said.
State proposals responding to Sept. 11 advance
February 28, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 1:28 p.m.) Other proposals drafted in response to Sept. 11 are advancing, but Kansas state senators on Thursday rejected a plan to set up a special joint committee on security.
Upperclassmen help KU hammer Wildcats
February 28, 2002
By Gary Bedore Senior Night turned out to be a mighty special night for Kansas University’s men’s basketball team, thanks in large part to Roy Williams’ all-senior starting lineup. KU’s makeshift group of Jeff Boschee, Brett Ballard, Jeff Carey, Lewis Harrison and Chris Zerbe outscored Kansas State’s regulars, 7-0, the first 21/2 minutes of an 103-68 rout on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Economic development boss resigns
February 28, 2002
By Mark Fagan The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new leader for its economic development efforts. Debi Moore, the chamber’s senior vice president for economic development, resigned Wednesday from the position she’d held since late 1999. The chamber’s board accepted her resignation, effective today.
Movie soundtrack, Alicia Keys, U2 big winners at Grammys
February 28, 2002
Alicia Keys, whose classically influenced soul debut was one of last year’s biggest albums, and the bluegrass soundtrack to “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” each won five Grammys Wednesday.
Cooper M. Vaught
February 28, 2002
Kansas City, Kan. Services for Cooper Max Vaught, 4, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at White Church Christian Church, Kansas City, Kan. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kan. Cooper died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
Briefly
February 28, 2002
 Washington, D.C.: Reward offered in Pearl case  New York City: Temporary memorial OK’d  New Jersey: Charges filed on hijacker IDs  Washington, D.C.: Afghan fund nets $3.7 million  Chicago: Doomsday Clock advances
6News video report: County commissioner thinks ECO2 has gotten out of hand
February 28, 2002
Marta Costello reports on the Douglas County Commission chairman’s opinions on the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s ECO2 task force.
World Online: Arts and Entertainment calendar
February 28, 2002
On the record
February 28, 2002
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
Local briefs
February 28, 2002
Legislature: House blocks effort to set tuition limits at universities Topeka An attempt to limit how much Kansas University and other schools can raise tuition was defeated Wednesday in the House. Rep. John Toplikar, R-Olathe, tried to limit any tuition increase to no more than twice the federal inflation rate for that particular year. Universities now are developing five-year tuition plans. KU administrators have said they need $50 million more per year if they are to match funding at “peer” universities in other states. No additional state funding would require doubling tuition the next five years for an undergraduate resident student, whose tuition rate is about $2,884 per year. ___________________________________ Environment: Conference to focus on water management Former Gov. Mike Hayden and Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall, Republican gubernatorial candidate, will be among those sounding off on water issues at a conference next week. The 19th annual Water and the Future of Kansas conference will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive. Featured presentations include Ogallala Aquifer management, protection of surface water quality and interactions between surface and ground water. . The conference is sponsored by Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment, Kansas Geological Survey, Kansas Water Resources Research Institute, K-State Research and Extension, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Conference registration is $75. For more information, visit www.dce.ksu.edu/dce/conf/waterfuture or call Don Whittemore at 864-2182. ___________________________________ Government: Floodplain guidelines ready for planning commission After months of work, proposed floodplain regulations for the city are ready for consideration by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission. A subcommittee reviewing the regulations agreed Wednesday to submit the proposal to the commission with a statement of “general support.” The regulations allow development in the city’s floodplains so long as developers can provide a study showing construction won’t enlarge the floodplain and harm other properties. The commission will hear about the regulations at its mid-month study session March 13 and consider a recommendation for approval March 27. The Lawrence City Commission will have final say on the proposal. ___________________________________ Kansas University: Regents executive director to make visit as dean finalist Kim Wilcox, a finalist for dean of Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will visit campus March 7. Wilcox will meet with faculty, staff and students during an open forum from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Alderson Auditorium of the Kansas Union. Wilcox has been executive director of the Kansas Board of Regents since 1999. He taught in KU’s speech-language-hearing department from 1984 to 1998, before he joined the regents. Two other finalists for the position, which oversees 14,000 students and 550 faculty, already have been announced. Kip Hodges, a professor of geology and former dean at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, already interviewed on campus, and John Lipski, professor of Spanish and linguistics at Pennsylvania State University, will visit campus Monday. The fourth finalist, whose name hasn’t been disclosed, will have a public forum at 3:30 p.m. March 11.
Cooper M. Vaught
February 28, 2002
Kansas jobless rate jumps in January
February 28, 2002
Layoffs in the aircraft and telecommunications industries added to normal job losses in retail trade, government and construction caused the state’s unemployment rate to jump in January.
City, county, schools schedule ‘summit’ to deal with finances
February 28, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Call it sharing the pain of The Big Squeeze. Lawrence, Douglas County and Lawrence school officials will meet after the legislative session to see if they can help each other through the tight financial times. Extra online-only: See the list of school cuts and join the Community Forum discussion.
Developer threatens to sue city over 31st & Iowa improvements
February 28, 2002
By Joel Mathis A Michigan-based company has made its most definitive threat yet to sue the city if it approves intersection improvements to make way for a Home Depot store on the northeast corner of 31st and Iowa streets.
Missed chance
February 28, 2002
Sidewalk issue
February 28, 2002
Commodities
February 28, 2002
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator  Wheat, $2.64; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.77; soybeans, $4.16. Edgerton Elevator  Wheat, $2.67; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.77; soybeans, $4.16. Overbrook Elevator  Wheat, $2.67; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.77; soybeans, $4.16. Midland Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.81; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.18. Lawrence North Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.84; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.21. Lawrence South Elevator  Wheat, $2.67; corn, $1.81; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.18. Pauline Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.84; milo, $1.82; soybeans, $4.21.
U.S. military presence in Caucasus region worries Russia
February 28, 2002
With U.S. military advisers already in Georgia  and with the prospect of hundreds more American troops being sent to Russia’s doorstep  Georgian and U.S. officials denied Wednesday that American soldiers would go into combat against terrorism in the small Caucasus nation.
Husband takes the stand in child-drowning case
February 28, 2002
Facing his wife across the courtroom for the first time, Russell Yates calmly described to a jury Wednesday how Andrea Yates tried to commit suicide two years before she drowned their five children.
Births
February 28, 2002
Mario and Carmen Godinez, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday. Lori and Donald Greenfield, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday,
States may have leeway in reading, math testing
February 28, 2002
The Bush administration is signaling that it may give states a break on the reading and math tests they are supposed to begin giving to all students in grades three through eight. Draft regulations released Wednesday by the Education Department suggest that the administration is open to allowing different kinds of tests, as long as they meet high standards.
Sound off
February 28, 2002
How is the money being generated by the county’s new home-based business fees being spent? Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug said all the revenues generated by the fees are being used to pay for personnel and administrative costs associated with the program. Weinaug said the new program added approximately $75,000 in salary and administrative costs to the county’s building and zoning department. The fees are expected to generate approximately $25,000.
Briefcase
February 28, 2002
 Neverland Entertainment investing in production firm  Heinz: Ketchup maker squirts mystery into promotion  Aircraft manufacturer: Boeing to use Wichita plant for tanker conversion  Pharmaceutical: Hint of FDA action causes ImClone shares to soar  LTV bankruptcy: Investment firm reports deal to restart steel mills
World Online: Arts and Entertainment calendar
February 28, 2002
NIGHTLIFE TODAY
Local briefs
February 28, 2002
 Legislature: House blocks effort to set tuition limits at universities Topeka  An attempt to limit how much Kansas University and other schools can raise tuition was defeated Wednesday in the House. Rep. John Toplikar, R-Olathe, tried to limit any tuition increase to no more than twice the federal inflation rate for that particular year. Universities now are developing five-year tuition plans. KU administrators have said they need $50 million more per year if they are to match funding at “peer” universities in other states. No additional state funding would require doubling tuition the next five years for an undergraduate resident student, whose tuition rate is about $2,884 per year. ___________________________________  Environment: Conference to focus on water management Former Gov. Mike Hayden and Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall, Republican gubernatorial candidate, will be among those sounding off on water issues at a conference next week. The 19th annual Water and the Future of Kansas conference will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive. Featured presentations include Ogallala Aquifer management, protection of surface water quality and interactions between surface and ground water. . The conference is sponsored by Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment, Kansas Geological Survey, Kansas Water Resources Research Institute, K-State Research and Extension, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Conference registration is $75. For more information, visit www.dce.ksu.edu/dce/conf/waterfuture or call Don Whittemore at 864-2182. ___________________________________  Government: Floodplain guidelines ready for planning commission After months of work, proposed floodplain regulations for the city are ready for consideration by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission. A subcommittee reviewing the regulations agreed Wednesday to submit the proposal to the commission with a statement of “general support.” The regulations allow development in the city’s floodplains  so long as developers can provide a study showing construction won’t enlarge the floodplain and harm other properties. The commission will hear about the regulations at its mid-month study session March 13 and consider a recommendation for approval March 27. The Lawrence City Commission will have final say on the proposal. ___________________________________  Kansas University: Regents executive director to make visit as dean finalist Kim Wilcox, a finalist for dean of Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will visit campus March 7. Wilcox will meet with faculty, staff and students during an open forum from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Alderson Auditorium of the Kansas Union. Wilcox has been executive director of the Kansas Board of Regents since 1999. He taught in KU’s speech-language-hearing department from 1984 to 1998, before he joined the regents. Two other finalists for the position, which oversees 14,000 students and 550 faculty, already have been announced. Kip Hodges, a professor of geology and former dean at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, already interviewed on campus, and John Lipski, professor of Spanish and linguistics at Pennsylvania State University, will visit campus Monday. The fourth finalist, whose name hasn’t been disclosed, will have a public forum at 3:30 p.m. March 11.
People
February 28, 2002
 Party on, Liz  The accidental director  Back to the island  Celebrity cabinet expands
Wrong priority
February 28, 2002
U.S. military presence in Caucasus region worries Russia
February 28, 2002
With U.S. military advisers already in Georgia and with the prospect of hundreds more American troops being sent to Russia’s doorstep Georgian and U.S. officials denied Wednesday that American soldiers would go into combat against terrorism in the small Caucasus nation.
Missing girl’s body believed found
February 28, 2002
The nude body of a child found Wednesday in a rural area east of San Diego is believed to be that of a 7-year-old girl who vanished from her home nearly a month ago, authorities said.
O, Brother, what a show
Movie soundtrack, Alicia Keys, U2 big winners at Grammys
February 28, 2002
Alicia Keys, whose classically influenced soul debut was one of last year’s biggest albums, and the bluegrass soundtrack to “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” each won five Grammys Wednesday.
Lawrence High rolls, Free State limps into sub-state
Surging Lions to open playoffs against Leavenworth at Olathe North; struggling Firebirds to play host to Topeka High
February 28, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High’s girls enter their Class 6A sub-state tournament playing their best basketball of the season. The Lions won three of their final five games to finish the regular season at 8-12, including a 51-48 victory over Leavenworth in the finale in which LHS rallied with a 21-6 run in the fourth quarter.
Naturopathic physicians gain in state licensing fight
February 28, 2002
By Scott Rothschild After years of waiting, naturopathic physicians are on a fast track toward licensing in Kansas, though big obstacles remain. With Lawrence naturopaths Mehdi and Farhang Khosh, Peter Kimble and Elise Nelson looking on, a Senate committee approved a bill licensing naturopathic physicians.
New show needs ‘Leap of Faith’ by viewers
February 28, 2002
NBC plays it safe with its newest sitcom “Leap of Faith” (7:30 p.m., NBC), its latest attempt to plug the programming Bermuda Triangle between “Friends” and “Will & Grace.”
Montana officials discover anti-government plot
February 28, 2002
A major weapons stash and a purported hit list targeting local government officials have been uncovered in northern Montana, part of what authorities said Wednesday they believe was a violent anti-government plot being developed by a shadowy local militia group known as “Project Seven.”
British peacekeepers exchange fire with attacker in Afghan capital
February 28, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 7:27 a.m.) British peacekeepers opened fire in Afghanistan’s capital for the third time in two weeks, shooting at a lone gunman who attacked their observation post, the international peacekeeping force said Thursday.
t built for speed
February 28, 2002
Tyrannosaurus rex, the fearsome carnivore depicted as fast on its feet in the “Jurassic Park” movies, may have been a bit of a slowpoke. A study suggests that at six tons and 40 feet in length, the two-legged T. rex was so big its leg muscles could not have let it sprint.
Generous bids will outweigh Irish luck for auction treasures
February 28, 2002
By Terry Rombeck The rock band Aerosmith may be part of Americana, but it’ll be helping the Irish this weekend. A signed guitar by members of Aerosmith is one of the featured items at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrity and sports auction, which begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Hall.
s schools
February 28, 2002
In a movement that gained momentum with the after-Sept. 11 surge in patriotism, several states have passed or are considering legislation to post the motto “In God We Trust” in schools.
t say if game his last at KU
February 28, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Drew Gooden had five blocked shots during Kansas University’s 103-68 Senior Night victory over Kansas State on Wednesday night, but his biggest rejection might have come following the game.
People
February 28, 2002
Party on, Liz The accidental director Back to the island Celebrity cabinet expands
Horoscopes
February 28, 2002
Fieldhouse fans pay homage to Jayhawk seniors
February 28, 2002
Here’s a sampling of what the six Kansas University seniors had to say in the Senior Night speeches. Extra online-only: See pre-game photos, video from senior night; join the KUsports.com Forum discussion.
KU Basketball Notebook: Kappelmann OK with not starting
February 28, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas has six, not five, seniors on its men’s basketball roster. That fact, of course, meant one senior player would have to sit at the start of Wednesday’s Senior Night contest against Kansas State.
KU admissions official to leave
February 28, 2002
By Terry Rombeck The director of admissions and scholarships at Kansas University is leaving after five years for a job at the University of Nebraska. Alan Cerveny is returning to his alma mater, which he said hopes to emulate success KU has had recruiting students.
World Briefs
February 28, 2002
India: Train fire kills 57 Cuba: Construction starts on Guantanamo prison Japan: Rail station sets record
World Briefs
February 28, 2002
 India: Train fire kills 57  Cuba: Construction starts on Guantanamo prison  Japan: Rail station sets record
Winston B. Harwood
February 28, 2002
Traffic observation
February 28, 2002
To the editor: My personal observation reveals an increased need for completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway. While eating lunch during the fall and early winter months of 2000, near 23rd Street between Louisiana and Naismith streets, I counted the number of tractor-trailers (semi-trucks, 16 to 18 wheels) traveling 23rd Street. The greatest number of tractor-trailer rigs during one 30-minute period was 24. The average during the same time of day this past fall and winter, 2001, traffic had increased.
Sidewalk issue
February 28, 2002
To the editor: Regarding the letter from a reader who cleared his sidewalks of the last ice storm in compliance with the dumbest ordinance the city has inflicted to date:
Safer barriers
February 28, 2002
To the editor: With regard to the concrete barriers installed on Louisiana near Lawrence High School to slow traffic, please understand that I approve of slowing down teen-age drivers (my son is 18). However, as they now exist, they present more of a problem than a solution. The two barricades are not visible at night. They should be emblazoned with reflective paint stripes and/or yellow blinking caution lights. As they exist now, drivers proceeding down Louisiana must be careful not to damage their automobile and must navigate around these difficult-to-see structures. I worry in particular about the poor pedestrians trying to cross Louisiana at this juncture: They could easily be hit.
Our Town Sports
February 28, 2002
Our Town Sports
February 28, 2002
Sublett Ace: Steve Sublett of Lawrence used a sand wedge to record a hole-in-one on the par-three, 96-yard No. 2 hole last Friday at Alvamar Country Club. Witnesses were Jack Brand and Bill Paddock. Â
On the record
February 28, 2002
Nanette Murphy Finucane
February 28, 2002
Murder and madness
February 28, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group Unless you live in Northern Texas, you might have missed the story. The dateline was Throckmorton, and it was only a paragraph long. A father killed his three children as he was returning them from a custodial visit to their mother.
Missed chance
February 28, 2002
To the editor: Thursday, we were fortunate to hear Joyce Castle, now on the staff at Kansas University as professor of music, perform at the Lied Center. She was beautiful in a stunning floor length black and gold dress when she sang five numbers for the appreciative audience. The KU Symphony Orchestra was equally brilliant in their selections of Brahms and Strauss.
Eugene C. Foree
February 28, 2002
Services for Eugene C. Foree, 80, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Foree died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at Eudora Nursing Center.
Briefly
February 28, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Reward offered in Pearl case New York City: Temporary memorial OK’d New Jersey: Charges filed on hijacker IDs Washington, D.C.: Afghan fund nets $3.7 million Chicago: Doomsday Clock advances
Nation Briefs
February 28, 2002
Oregon: Bankruptcy judge rejects Enron request Washington, D.C.: Investigators subpoena labs’ anthrax samples Florida: Pillsbury Bake-Off prize goes to sandwich Texas: Judge stays execution Washington, D.C.: Government lowers goal for seat belt use
Nation Briefs
February 28, 2002
 Georgia: Day of prayer honors crematory victims  Florida: Car bomb leaves driver critically injured  Kentucky: Miss Congeniality assaulted at pageant
Area briefs
February 28, 2002
 Car strikes parked truck; teen driver treated at LMH  Baker University to explore ‘ultimate frontier’ today  Students ask for class on starting a business
Daily ticker
February 28, 2002
Dow Industrials +12.32, 10,127.58
Autopsy confirms body is that of 7-year-old
February 28, 2002
An autopsy confirmed Thursday that the body of a child found in the desert east of town is that of 7-year-old Danielle van Dam, who disappeared from home nearly a month ago.
Jordan undergoes knee surgery
Wizards hope NBA legend can return this season
February 28, 2002
Michael Jordan will probably be able to play again this season. Whether he can make it back in time to save the Washington Wizards’ drive for the playoffs is another matter.
Bomber killed, tanks advance in Israel
February 28, 2002
A Palestinian woman set off explosives at an Israeli roadblock Wednesday in the West Bank, killing herself and wounding two companions and two Israeli police officers, police said.
Saudi crown prince to work for Arab approval of his plan
February 28, 2002
Crown Prince Abdullah said he will press the Arab League to back a Saudi land-for-peace offer to end the Arab-Israeli conflict, a top EU official said Wednesday.
Iowa faces English language test
February 28, 2002
Protesters held a vigil Wednesday in hopes of persuading Democratic Gov. Tom Vilsack to veto a popular bill declaring English the state’s official language. “This whole country was founded on diversity,” said Evelyn Alcorta, 54, of Des Moines. “My grandparents came here not speaking English and they weren’t ostracized for it.”
Eugene C. Foree
February 28, 2002
Capital improvement requests made
February 28, 2002
City capital improvement projects typically involve bricks, mortar and pipes. Wednesday night at the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission, however, requests for projects were more oriented toward megabytes and cyberspace.
City offering guide on housing codes
February 28, 2002
The Neighborhood Resources Department is offering a new 28-page pamphlet that serves as an informal guide to city codes on housing and environmental issues.
Experts advise on obtaining ‘heritage’ label
February 28, 2002
By Joel Mathis Decide the story you want to tell. Convince others of its importance. Get the politicians on board. That was the advice two experts had Wednesday for the Lawrence-Douglas County National Heritage Area Committee.
Poll shows Islamic countries resent U.S.
February 28, 2002
Residents of Islamic countries harbor deep resentment toward the United States and believe the military action in Afghanistan is not morally justified, Gallup polls conducted in nine countries find.
Entertain us: Kurt Cobain’s journals to be published in fall
February 28, 2002
Work journals created by Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain have been sold to a New York publishing house for a book this fall that promises a glimpse into the mind of the famously private avatar of grunge music.
Seniors go out with rout - Kansas 103, Kansas State 68
Upperclassmen help KU hammer Wildcats
February 28, 2002
Senior Night turned out to be a mighty special night for Kansas University’s men’s basketball team, thanks in large part to Roy Williams’ all-senior starting lineup. KU’s makeshift group of Jeff Boschee, Brett Ballard, Jeff Carey, Lewis Harrison and Chris Zerbe outscored Kansas State’s regulars, 7-0, the first 21/2 minutes of an 103-68 rout on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Briefcase
February 28, 2002
Neverland Entertainment investing in production firm Heinz: Ketchup maker squirts mystery into promotion Aircraft manufacturer: Boeing to use Wichita plant for tanker conversion Pharmaceutical: Hint of FDA action causes ImClone shares to soar LTV bankruptcy: Investment firm reports deal to restart steel mills
Fed Chair finds signs of recovery
February 28, 2002
Cautiously upbeat, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Wednesday there were mounting signs of an end to what has turned out to be one of the country’s mildest recessions. He said Americans shouldn’t anticipate a robust recovery.
Cash-strapped states ask workers to forgo pay
February 28, 2002
When the state urged welfare caseworker Jo Irvine to take two weeks off without pay, there wasn’t any question of whether to accept. Irvine knew if she didn’t, it would mean more layoffs.
With children, soup still best to chase a cold
February 28, 2002
My 3-year-old and my 6-year-old keep trading colds. It seems as if we have had nonstop sniffles all winter. I never know which cold medicine is right for children this age. Is there anything that’s really effective?
It’s Go time
Ancient game attracts loyal following
February 28, 2002
By Jim Baker In the quiet room, the only noise is made by the click of disc-shaped stones placed by players onto wooden boards. When opponents dip their hands into small bowls holding piles of the stones, the discs rub together, making a sound like a penitent working a set of rosary beads.
Old West rezoning request advances
Planning Commission goes along with plan to stop duplex building
February 28, 2002
By Joel Mathis Old West Lawrence got a planning commission thumbs-up Thursday to rezone much of its neighborhood to preclude the construction of new duplexes. The neighborhood has sought the rezoning, saying a number of historic homes are threatened with destruction to make way for duplexes that will make a bigger profit for their owners.
Lawmakers act on gas-gouging
Bill would punish profiteering after events like Sept. 11 attacks
February 28, 2002
An anti-profiteering bill prompted by spikes in gasoline prices last Sept. 11 won Senate approval Wednesday as other legislative responses to the terrorist attacks also advanced. The bill could subject merchants to lawsuits and fines for gouging consumers with high prices after disasters. The 26-14 vote sent it to the House.
School funding boost advances
Senate OKs spending bill without determining source of revenue
February 28, 2002
Senators gave first-round approval Wednesday to an increase in education spending, despite concerns that the state will lack the $12 million to fund it. The proposed $20 per-pupil increase in state aid for public schools to $3,890 a year advanced on a 23-12 vote. Final approval would send it to the House.
Senate won’t limit teens on cruising with a carload
February 28, 2002
Teens are safe for now to cruise around Kansas with a carload of friends. The Senate rejected a bill Wednesday to restrict how many people can ride with young drivers. The 21-8 vote against giving the bill first-round approval drops it to the bottom of the debate calendar, and it is unlikely to be reconsidered.
House OKs bill to ban minors from common-law marriages
February 28, 2002
Common law marriages among minors would be banned under a bill the House approved Wednesday, while the Senate passed a measure to abolish such arrangements altogether. In the House, the vote was 120-1, with the only “no” vote coming from Rep. Ralph Tanner, R-Baldwin, who said he supports the Senate bill. Senators approved their bill, 31-9.
Festivities capture St. Patrick’s Day spirit
February 28, 2002
Here are the events scheduled for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
Murder and madness
February 28, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group Unless you live in Northern Texas, you might have missed the story. The dateline was Throckmorton, and it was only a paragraph long. A father killed his three children as he was returning them from a custodial visit to their mother.
U.S. wants DNA sample from bin Laden relatives
Request kindles speculation of terrorist’s demise
February 28, 2002
The U.S. government renewed a request for DNA material from relatives of Osama bin Laden after a CIA missile struck a group of unidentified men in Afghanistan this month, a U.S. official said Wednesday.
Apology in order for swamp crash
February 28, 2002
Eighty-five-year-old Tillie Tooter got an apology in court Wednesday for the hit-and-run accident that left her trapped in a mosquito-infested swamp for three days. She wished the young motorist luck and urged him to “learn to lead a better life.”
T. rex wasn’t built for speed
February 28, 2002
Tyrannosaurus rex, the fearsome carnivore depicted as fast on its feet in the “Jurassic Park” movies, may have been a bit of a slowpoke. A study suggests that at six tons and 40 feet in length, the two-legged T. rex was so big its leg muscles could not have let it sprint.
Schwegler principal to depart
First-year leader to leave June 30
February 28, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The principal of Schwegler School said Wednesday she won’t return to the school next year. Jane Ziegler, who plans for her resignation to take effect at the end of June, was hired last July to lead Schwegler.
Official levels fire at ECO2
County commissioner says it’s time for group to disband
February 28, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn It’s time to pull the plug on ECO2. So said the chair of the Douglas County Commission. Jere McElhaney said Wednesday that the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce group’s plan to create more open space and industrial development appears to be undemocratic and that ECO2, as the group is known, should be disbanded. Extra online-only: Vote in the poll and join the Community Forum discussion.
Traffic observation
February 28, 2002
Generous bids will outweigh Irish luck for auction treasures
February 28, 2002
By Terry Rombeck The rock band Aerosmith may be part of Americana, but it’ll be helping the Irish this weekend. A signed guitar by members of Aerosmith is one of the featured items at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrity and sports auction, which begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Hall.
Coaching dilemma
February 28, 2002
Journal-World Editorial A disastrous year for the Kansas University women’s basketball team presents a difficult situation for KU officials. Kansas University and KU Athletic Department officials face a difficult decision about the coaching position for the school’s women’s basketball team.
Fieldhouse ideas
February 28, 2002
Safer barriers
February 28, 2002
Daily ticker
February 28, 2002
Montana officials discover anti-government plot
February 28, 2002
A major weapons stash and a purported hit list targeting local government officials have been uncovered in northern Montana, part of what authorities said Wednesday they believe was a violent anti-government plot being developed by a shadowy local militia group known as “Project Seven.”
Cash-strapped states ask workers to forgo pay
February 28, 2002
When the state urged welfare caseworker Jo Irvine to take two weeks off without pay, there wasn’t any question of whether to accept. Irvine knew if she didn’t, it would mean more layoffs.
Fed Chair finds signs of recovery
February 28, 2002
Cautiously upbeat, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Wednesday there were mounting signs of an end to what has turned out to be one of the country’s mildest recessions. He said Americans shouldn’t anticipate a robust recovery.
Poll shows Islamic countries resent U.S.
February 28, 2002
Residents of Islamic countries harbor deep resentment toward the United States and believe the military action in Afghanistan is not morally justified, Gallup polls conducted in nine countries find.
s body believed found
February 28, 2002
The nude body of a child found Wednesday in a rural area east of San Diego is believed to be that of a 7-year-old girl who vanished from her home nearly a month ago, authorities said.
label
February 28, 2002
By Joel Mathis Decide the story you want to tell. Convince others of its importance. Get the politicians on board. That was the advice two experts had Wednesday for the Lawrence-Douglas County National Heritage Area Committee.
Iowa faces English language test
February 28, 2002
Protesters held a vigil Wednesday in hopes of persuading Democratic Gov. Tom Vilsack to veto a popular bill declaring English the state’s official language. “This whole country was founded on diversity,” said Evelyn Alcorta, 54, of Des Moines. “My grandparents came here not speaking English and they weren’t ostracized for it.”
Saudi crown prince to work for Arab approval of his plan
February 28, 2002
Crown Prince Abdullah said he will press the Arab League to back a Saudi land-for-peace offer to end the Arab-Israeli conflict, a top EU official said Wednesday.
Bomber killed, tanks advance in Israel
February 28, 2002
A Palestinian woman set off explosives at an Israeli roadblock Wednesday in the West Bank, killing herself and wounding two companions and two Israeli police officers, police said.
KU admissions official to leave
February 28, 2002
By Terry Rombeck The director of admissions and scholarships at Kansas University is leaving after five years for a job at the University of Nebraska. Alan Cerveny is returning to his alma mater, which he said hopes to emulate success KU has had recruiting students.
LA airport terminals evacuated after metal detector found unplugged
February 28, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 1:12 p.m.) The discovery of an unplugged metal detector forced the evacuation of five terminals at Los Angeles International Airport early Thursday and delayed more than 300 flights, authorities said.
Nanette Murphy Finucane
February 28, 2002
Leawood  Memorial Mass for Nanette Murphy Finucane, 78, Leawood, will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Church of the Nativity, Leawood. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Finucane died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at St. Joseph’s Heath Center, Kansas City, Mo.
Mary A. Jaimez Mendoza
February 28, 2002
Services for Mary A. Jaimez Mendoza, 80, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Mendoza died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Lawrence.
Capital improvement requests made
February 28, 2002
City capital improvement projects typically involve bricks, mortar and pipes. Wednesday night at the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission, however, requests for projects were more oriented toward megabytes and cyberspace.
Huskers bury Bears with 3-point barrage - Nebraska 75, Baylor 55
February 28, 2002
Nebraska’s Cary Cochran saved his best for his last regular season game in the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Stallings posts first victory against SEC rival, 86-73
February 28, 2002
Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings finally got the Kentucky Wildcats off his back. Reserve Brendan Plavich scored all but two of his 20 points on three-pointers and the Commodores beat No. 11 Kentucky, 86-73, Wednesday night to snap an 18-game losing streak to the Wildcats.
Inconsistency is the rule of the day in NASCAR
February 28, 2002
In a stunning surprise, NASCAR on Tuesday stripped Matt Kenseth of his victory in Sunday’s Subway 400 and declared short-track speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno the race winner.
Wizards hope NBA legend can return this season
February 28, 2002
Michael Jordan will probably be able to play again this season. Whether he can make it back in time to save the Washington Wizards’ drive for the playoffs is another matter.
Garnett, Billups boost Minnesota past Los Angeles, 112-101
February 28, 2002
Chauncey Billups wasn’t happy when Phil Jackson said the Timberwolves still have a look of fear when they play the world champion Los Angeles Lakers. So the Minnesota guard made the Lakers afraid to leave him open Wednesday night.
t want to miss
February 28, 2002
Today Lawrence
Fieldhouse fans pay homage to Jayhawk seniors
February 28, 2002
Here’s a sampling of what the six Kansas University seniors had to say in the Senior Night speeches. Â Extra online-only: See pre-game photos, video from senior night; join the KUsports.com Forum discussion.
s time for group to disband
February 28, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn It’s time to pull the plug on ECO2. So said the chair of the Douglas County Commission. Jere McElhaney said Wednesday that the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce group’s plan to create more open space and industrial development appears to be undemocratic and that ECO2, as the group is known, should be disbanded. Â Extra online-only: Vote in the poll and join the Community Forum discussion.
First-year leader to leave June 30
February 28, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The principal of Schwegler School said Wednesday she won’t return to the school next year. Jane Ziegler, who plans for her resignation to take effect at the end of June, was hired last July to lead Schwegler.
to deal with finances
February 28, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Call it sharing the pain of The Big Squeeze. Lawrence, Douglas County and Lawrence school officials will meet after the legislative session to see if they can help each other through the tight financial times. Â Extra online-only: See the list of school cuts and join the Community Forum discussion.
s demise
February 28, 2002
The U.S. government renewed a request for DNA material from relatives of Osama bin Laden after a CIA missile struck a group of unidentified men in Afghanistan this month, a U.S. official said Wednesday.
s Day spirit
February 28, 2002
Here are the events scheduled for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
Bill would punish profiteering after events like Sept. 11 attacks
February 28, 2002
An anti-profiteering bill prompted by spikes in gasoline prices last Sept. 11 won Senate approval Wednesday as other legislative responses to the terrorist attacks also advanced. The bill could subject merchants to lawsuits and fines for gouging consumers with high prices after disasters. The 26-14 vote sent it to the House.
Apology in order for swamp crash
February 28, 2002
Eighty-five-year-old Tillie Tooter got an apology in court Wednesday for the hit-and-run accident that left her trapped in a mosquito-infested swamp for three days. She wished the young motorist luck and urged him to “learn to lead a better life.”
Planning Commission goes along with plan to stop duplex building
February 28, 2002
By Joel Mathis Old West Lawrence got a planning commission thumbs-up Thursday to rezone much of its neighborhood to preclude the construction of new duplexes. The neighborhood has sought the rezoning, saying a number of historic homes are threatened with destruction to make way for duplexes that will make a bigger profit for their owners.
s No. 7 seed to avoid KU
February 28, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Kansas State wants no part of Kansas again, and that’s why the Wildcats’ home finale against Nebraska on Saturday night is so important. “We’ve got to take care of business,” KSU junior forward Matt Siebrandt said, “and get the seventh seed.”
Grandmother carries twins for daughter
February 28, 2002
Marie LaPlant’s offer always stood. She was willing to give birth to her daughter’s baby, Paula Griese just had to say the word. LaPlant, a former Salina resident, didn’t know the word would be twins, which she delivered in November for Griese, who was born without a uterus.
s journals to be published in fall
February 28, 2002
Work journals created by Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain have been sold to a New York publishing house for a book this fall that promises a glimpse into the mind of the famously private avatar of grunge music.
6Sports video report: KU women still have a shot in Big 12 tourney play
February 28, 2002
James Sido reports on the chance the KU women’s basketball team has for revenge during the Big 12 tournament.
Fieldhouse ideas
February 28, 2002
To the editor: First, I have to express an appreciation for our Jayhawk team, from Coach Roy Williams right down to the end of the bench. One could say great things about everyone on the team. You just have to love each one of them. But I have to single out Jeff Carey. This fifth-year senior and nearly straight “A” student could be a starter on almost any team. He has taken a back seat to newcomers throughout his career but continually maintained a positive attitude. He always keeps his head in the game while waiting patiently on the bench. At any given notice, he readily gives 110 percent.