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US casualties point up dangers of anti-terror campaign even as it moves beyond Afghanistan
March 2, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 4:28 p.m.) Fresh U.S. combat casualties show the continuing danger five months into the anti-terror campaign in Afghanistan even as the Pentagon prepares to expand it to other countries.
American warplanes, Afghan forces launch major offensive against al-Qaida
March 2, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 12:33 p.m.) U.S. warplanes and Afghan troops backed by U.S. Special Forces launched a major attack Saturday on Taliban and al-Qaida forces regrouping in the rugged mountains of eastern Afghanistan. Defenders fought back with mortars, rockets and heavy machine guns.
Hunger strike continues at Guantanamo camp
One-quarter of detainees fast after turban-removal incident
March 2, 2002
A quarter of the prisoners at this remote U.S. outpost kept to their hunger strike Friday to protest guards having removed the turban from a praying captive’s head. Of the 300 suspects captured in the war on terrorism and flown to this U.S. naval base in southeast Cuba, 73 declined breakfast and 75 refused lunch on Friday, military officials said.
Jewish control’ of media bemoaned by revered evangelist in Nixon tape
March 2, 2002
Thirty years ago, the Rev. Billy Graham said a Jewish “stranglehold” of the media was ruining the country and must be broken, according to a newly released tape of a 1972 conversation between the famous evangelist and President Nixon.
Ex-Enron executive chastises lawmakers
March 2, 2002
Former Enron chief executive Jeffrey Skilling says he couldn’t have overseen everything at the company and accuses lawmakers who have challenged his testimony of “acting as judge and jury” in an election year.
Separate issues
March 2, 2002
Two liberal voices to join ‘Crossfire’
March 2, 2002
By Donna Petrozzello New York Daily News Democratic political strategists James Carville and Paul Begala, who helped manage Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, are gearing up to battle on CNN’s nightly debate series “Crossfire.”
D.A. says school board violated sunshine laws
March 2, 2002
Members of a school board who intervened after a teacher gave failing grades for plagiarism are accused of violating the Kansas Open Meetings Law. Wyandotte County Dist. Atty. Nick Tomasic filed a civil petition Thursday against all seven members of the Piper school board, accusing each of five counts of violating the law by discussing the plagiarism incident behind closed doors.
Piper student’s Web site spurs plagiarism reaction
March 2, 2002
A high school freshman’s Web site has become a popular place for people to post their opinions since the Piper School Board’s intervention in a plagiarism dispute drew national attention.
RPI key to determining at-large berths
March 2, 2002
The final days of numbers-crunching for the 35 at-large bids to the NCAA tournament have started, and what keeps it interesting is that there is no formula. The berths are decided by the 10-member selection committee and there isn’t a number or fact they miss through the NCAA’s exhaustive research on each of the contending teams.
Dales earns Big 12 honor
Patterson women’s coach of year
March 2, 2002
Oklahoma’s Stacey Dales, who leads the No. 5 Sooners in scoring and assists, on Friday was named Big 12 Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. Dales scored 16.7 points per game for the Sooners (24-3, 14-2), who have won three straight regular-season conference titles. Dales, a guard from Brockville, Ontario, Canada, also averaged five assists per game.
Top 25 Men: Marquette mauls DePaul
March 2, 2002
Dwyane Wade scored 16 points and No. 9 Marquette kept its Conference USA title hopes alive with a 72-53 victory over DePaul on Friday night. Marquette (24-5, 13-3) would become the American Division co-champion if Memphis, the National Division champion, were to win Sunday at No. 4 Cincinnati.
Miss Kansas edged out for Miss USA title
March 2, 2002
Shauntay Hinton, a broadcast communications major at Howard University, was crowned Miss USA on Friday night, becoming the first winner from the District of Columbia in 38 years.
Event brings readers together
Dr. Seuss hailed in Read Across America
March 2, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Guest readers invaded Lawrence elementary schools Friday to share Dr. Seuss’ wacky rhymes and whimsical illustrations. Enthusiasm for the late Theodor Geisel’s characters Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Yertle the Turtle, Grinch during Lawrence celebrations of Read Across America 2002 showed Geisel’s writing has not lost its power to charm young readers.
Hoops hopes abound
Businesses cash in on Jayhawks’ victories
March 2, 2002
By Mark Fagan Kirk Hinrich and Drew Gooden aren’t the only ones lacing up their hightops to take care of business this month during the Big 12 and NCAA men’s basketball tournaments. Paul Vander Tuig is right there with them.
Reports point to recovering economy
March 2, 2002
The U.S. economy not only has begun to grow again after last year’s slump, but it is apparently doing so far more quickly than even the most optimistic forecasters were expecting just a few weeks ago, according to several economic reports released Friday.
Sprint seeks to improve financial flexibility
Firm gets loan offer, checks directory value
March 2, 2002
Sprint Corp. on Friday announced it had obtained a $1 billion loan commitment and hired investment firms for advice on what its directory publishing business may be worth in a sale.
Drug firms fight prescription legislation
March 2, 2002
Large pharmaceutical companies are fighting a proposal that would pressure them to lower the price of prescription drugs used by needy Kansans and paid for by the state. A bill before the Senate Ways and Means Committee would establish a preferred drug list for Medicaid, the program that provides health care services to nearly 200,000 poor and disabled Kansans.
Ravens release Grbac
Quarterback must forfeit $6 million bonus
March 2, 2002
Elvis Grbac, signed a year ago to upgrade the Baltimore Ravens’ offense, was released by the team on Friday as the team continued its purge of veterans. Grbac, who left the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent last March to sign a five-year, $30 million deal with the Ravens, opted to leave the team rather than accept a restructured contract.
Collisons on road
Junior’s parents have driven to most games
March 2, 2002
The Collisons spend a lot of time on the road in order to watch son Nick play his junior year with Kansas, the nation’s top-ranked college basketball team. “But it’s well worth it and we’re having a ball,” said David Collison, athletic director at Iowa Falls High. Wife Judy teaches at nearby Alden.
Baldwin, Mill Valley ousted
March 2, 2002
By Michael Sudhalter Baldwin High sophomore basketball guard Andy Hannon lives for the chance to shine in important games. “My teammates tell me to be a leader, and I made a decision to help out my team,” Hannon said.
Marcella K. Roosendaal
March 2, 2002
Virginia M. Miller
March 2, 2002
Myrtle E. Harrington Willkett
March 2, 2002
Obesity figures may kill appetite
March 2, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Almost nobody knows who or even what the surgeon general is, so almost nobody noticed when David Satcher’s term in that office recently expired. But notice what he did when stepping out the door.
What’s Online - Web site offers gardening information
March 2, 2002
Dave Toplikar, World Online editor, shows what’s online at homeandgarden.lawrence.com.
Daily Ticker
March 2, 2002
Andrew Grollmes
March 2, 2002
Corning  Mass of Christian Burial for Andrew H. Grollmes, 84, Netawaka, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s Church, Corning. Burial will be in Wetmore Cemetery with full military honors by the Levick Post of the American Legion, Wetmore. Mr. Grollmes died Friday, March 1, 2002, at his rural home.
Around and about
March 2, 2002
Seventh-grader Nicholas Burkart made the Honor Roll at West Junior High School by earning a 3.5 to 3.99 grade-point average. He is the son of Andy and Barb Burkart.
Around and about
March 2, 2002
Briefly
March 2, 2002
Investigative journalist to speak at Baker Program features Irish step dancers KU professor writes chapter of ‘Wild Earth’
Embassy crashers removed
March 2, 2002
Cuban police in black berets entered the Mexican embassy early Friday and detained 21 young men who had crashed a stolen bus through the gates two days earlier and asked to be taken out of Cuba.
KDOT stash
March 2, 2002
To the editor: Mike Rees and company have an obsession with spending tax dollars irresponsibly. When I heard of the plan to move Haskell Avenue a quarter mile to the east I immediately checked my wallet only to discover it was empty.
KDOT bullies
March 2, 2002
KU baseball canceled
March 2, 2002
Wintry weekend weather wiped out a scheduled three-game baseball series between Kansas and Northwestern at Hoglund Ballpark. The games won’t be rescheduled. Next for the Jayhawks is Oral Robert next Tuesday in Tulsa, Okla.
KU baseball canceled
March 2, 2002
Wintry weekend weather wiped out a scheduled three-game baseball series between Kansas and Northwestern at Hoglund Ballpark. The games won’t be rescheduled. Next for the Jayhawks is Oral Robert next Tuesday in Tulsa, Okla.
Local briefs
March 2, 2002
CBS Sports crew films segment at Watkins Museum A film crew with CBS Sports spent about an hour Friday at Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., taping an interview with museum historian Steve Jansen. “It’s my understanding they’re putting together a two-minute-40-second feature on the Kansas-Missouri border wars of the 1850s and 1860s, and how they fit into the KU-Missouri basketball rivalry,” said Jansen, shown in the photo above. Plans call for the segment to air Sunday during halftime of the Kansas men’s basketball game at Missouri. The game begins at 1:05 p.m. on Sunflower Broadband Channels 5 and 13. Jansen said he may not make the final cut because the film crew wanted him to emphasize the Quantrill angle more than he wanted to do. “But I wouldn’t do it. I refused. I told them they were being much too simplistic.” _________________________________________ Law enforcement: Prisoner flees holding cell A county prisoner enjoyed a few minutes of freedom Thursday when he walked away from a holding cell after a construction worker opened the wrong door at the Douglas County Judicial & Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St. Chad Edmonds, 32, Ottawa, was being held in a small room used as a holding cell after being arrested for probation violation, Douglas County Undersheriff Bill Shepard said. Edmonds was to be taken to a court hearing. Sheriff’s officers learned of the incident moments after it occurred and relayed a description to Lawrence Police as well as other sheriff’s officers. Police found Edmonds at 11th and Vermont streets and took him back into custody, Shepard said. No additional charges against Edmonds will be requested. _________________________________________ Crime: Suspect arrested in county for parole violation A Lawrence man convicted in 1997 of trying to blow up a Kansas Highway Patrol car with a pipe bomb was arrested Friday in Douglas County for parole violation. Jeffrey A. Campbell, 24, was being sought by the Kansas Department of Corrections for absconding from parole supervision. Douglas County law enforcement authorities had reason to believe he was in the area, Sheriff’s Lt. Ken Massey said. Sheriff’s officers Friday afternoon found the suspect at a residence near Eudora. Campbell was taken into custody without incident, Undersheriff Bill Shepard said.
Marcella K. Roosendaal
March 2, 2002
Williamstown  Services for Marcella K. Roosendaal, 70, Perry, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Williamstown Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Buster Cemetery northeast of Perry. Mrs. Roosendaal died Friday, March 1, 2002, at her daughter’s home in Perry. She had cancer.
Military news
March 2, 2002
Jackquline Abbott has graduated from Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army. Abbott is an engineer officer assigned to the 1st Engineer Brigade at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo. The 1991 Baldwin High School graduate is the daughter of Dorthy Armstrong, Lawrence.
Nation Briefs
March 2, 2002
new jersey: Miss America Pageant director leaves post Florida: Former governor dead at age 87
On the record
March 2, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
On the record
March 2, 2002
Randel services
March 2, 2002
Scouting news
March 2, 2002
Venture Crew 2691, chartered to Lawrence Wesleyan Church, conducted an election for youth leaders at its Feb. 17 meeting. The officers elected were Josh Spradlin, president; Mike Ornburn, first vice president; Tristan Wagner, second vice president, Paul Bireta, secretary; and Bill Berkowitz, treasurer. The Crew is planning for its high adventure trip in August at Philmont Scout Ranch.
Separate issues
March 2, 2002
To the editor: How has it happened that people who support buying open spaces have joined with people who want to buy land for economic development in asking the public to pay for these acquisitions? These are not related issues. I would support open space but not economic development acquisitions with my tax dollars. If they are tied together I will vote against both issues. Why do the open space proponents not make their proposal separately?
SFT sub-state delayed
March 2, 2002
Semifinals of the Class 4A sub-state boys basketball tournament at Abilene scheduled for Friday have been rescheduled for today because of snow. Santa Fe Trail will play Concordia at 3 p.m. today at Abilene.
Tonganoxie stuns Lions
March 2, 2002
For Tonganoxie, one out of three wasn’t bad. The Chieftains, who dropped two regular-season games to Lansing, defeated the top-seeded Lions, 70-64, on Friday to reach the Class 4A high school boys basketball sub-state championship at Hiawatha High.
Virginia M. Miller
March 2, 2002
Emporia  Memorial services for Virginia M. Miller, 74, Emporia, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Chapel, Emporia. She was cremated. Mrs. Miller died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at Newman Hospital, Emporia.
Weddings
March 2, 2002
Bullock-Steiner Jody Bullock and Brian Steiner, both of Lawrence, were married Sept. 29, 2001, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence with Father Charles Polifka officiating.
Weddings
March 2, 2002
World Briefs
March 2, 2002
 LONDON: Caustic package targets include prime minister  Brazil: Dengue fever outbreak claims at least 23 lives  LONDON: Prince Phillip adds to list of gaffes
World Online: Panorama - Haskell Indian Nations University football stadium
March 2, 2002
The football stadium at Haskell Indian Nations University was built in 1926 and remains the home of the school’s football and track and field programs. The structure under the south bleachers known as Tinker Hall was used as residence space from the late 1940s into the 1970s. Since that time it has been used by the athletic department as the home of several of the school’s intercollegiate sports programs. Haskell Stadium has been used for a variety of other events over the years, including Haskell’s powwow. For the last several years the facility has been the home of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, which will be held there again June 7.
World Online: Panorama - Haskell Indian Nations University football stadium
March 2, 2002
Gruber falls short
March 2, 2002
Charlie Gruber of Kansas University failed to meet the NCAA qualifying time in the men’s 3,000 meters on Friday at the NCAA Qualifier. Gruber finished sixth in 8:22.39. The automatic qualifying time is 8:00. The provisional time is 8:10.7.
Nobel laureate honors KU researcher
March 2, 2002
By Mindie Paget A Nobel Prize winner on Friday helped send off a 28-year veteran of kidney research at Kansas University Medical Center. Richard Roberts, who received a Nobel Prize in 1993 for his discovery that an individual gene can comprise several DNA segments, spoke Friday at the Med Center’s Walter S. Sutton Symposium, held to honor Billy Hudson, an internationally known authority on the biochemistry of progressive kidney disease.
Seminoles rally past Jayhawks, 5-4
March 2, 2002
An error with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning cost Kansas University’s softball team a road victory against a ranked team. No. 18 Florida State rallied for two runs in the bottom of the sixth and scored three more in the seventh to pull out a 5-4 victory over KU on Friday at the Sunshine Classic.
Sacred dance troupes transcend traditional worship
March 2, 2002
By Sid Smith The Chicago Tribune The eight women move up the aisle slowly and with studied grace, their feet sliding on the floor, their arms rising up in plaintive supplication. Dressed in white, tight-fitting tops and long, flowing skirts, their feet bare, they look a little like a team of Isadora Duncans. Or a choir of angels.
t make it to next round
March 2, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Free State boys’ basketball loss to the Olathe East Hawks.
One-quarter of detainees fast after turban-removal incident
March 2, 2002
A quarter of the prisoners at this remote U.S. outpost kept to their hunger strike Friday to protest guards having removed the turban from a praying captive’s head. Of the 300 suspects captured in the war on terrorism and flown to this U.S. naval base in southeast Cuba, 73 declined breakfast and 75 refused lunch on Friday, military officials said.
ABC courting Letterman
Future of ‘Nightline’ on the line as negotiations with ‘Dave’ take place
March 2, 2002
ABC’s efforts to persuade David Letterman to switch networks could set up a classic struggle over whether entertainment or journalism is more important at a financially struggling company.
Campaigns may focus on voter turnout
March 2, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe For a quarter-century the American political system has been capital-intensive. It may be on the verge of becoming labor-intensive.
Will America have the patience to win war on terrorism?
March 2, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. It didn’t take long for raw politics to enter this country’s war on terrorism. Following the deadly Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., the majority of Americans were strong in their support of President Bush’s call for a war on terrorism.
Shows feature antiques, marbles, RVs
March 2, 2002
If you want to break free of the winter doldrums, you will find plenty going on this weekend to get you out of the house and into the swing of spring.
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
March 2, 2002
IN 1977 The Kansas House passed with six votes to spare a bill setting a state minimum wage of $1.60 an hour and requiring payment of time and a half for overtime in excess of 40 hours per week.
Voting overhaul stalls over anti-fraud issue
March 2, 2002
Senate Democratic leaders on Friday failed to force final action on a bill to overhaul voting systems nationwide, but lawmakers close to the issue said they were nonetheless on the verge of a deal that could lead to bipartisan passage of the measure next week.
Nearly 300 dead in India violence
March 2, 2002
Religious riots that have killed almost 300 people appeared to be confined to western India, officials said Friday, as soldiers patrolled the capital of Gujarat state and police shot rioters who refused to go home.
Gruber falls short
March 2, 2002
Charlie Gruber of Kansas University failed to meet the NCAA qualifying time in the men’s 3,000 meters on Friday at the NCAA Qualifier. Gruber finished sixth in 8:22.39. The automatic qualifying time is 8:00. The provisional time is 8:10.7.
Spirituality
March 2, 2002
 Lawrence church celebrates pastor’s first year of service  Unique military chapel offers solace to many faiths  Methodist panel endorses weekly communion
Business Briefcase
March 2, 2002
FBI, eBay users seek figurine store owner Retail: Wal-Mart welcomes local meats, official says Court: Former J.C. Nichols CEO gets community service earnings: Automakers reports mixed
LHS girls to play in sub-state final
March 2, 2002
Lawrence High, coming off its first postseason victory in six years, will play Olathe East at 5:30 tonight in the Class 6A sub-state girls basketball final at Olathe North. The Lions (9-12) beat top-seeded Leavenworth, 56-52, on Thursday to reach the final.
Horoscopes
March 2, 2002
2002 Journal-World All-Area Wrestling Team
Baldwin dominates wrestling squad
March 2, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Baldwin High had a breakthrough wrestling season in 2001-02. School records set by the Bulldogs include the following:
Engagements
March 2, 2002
Arkansas buys out Richardson’s contract
March 2, 2002
Arkansas bought out Nolan Richardson’s contract for $3 million Friday, capping a week in which the outspoken coach complained he was treated differently because he is black. Richardson won the national championship in 1994, took Arkansas to the title game the next year and led the Razorbacks into the postseason 15 of the last 16 seasons.
Nearly 300 dead in India violence
March 2, 2002
Religious riots that have killed almost 300 people appeared to be confined to western India, officials said Friday, as soldiers patrolled the capital of Gujarat state and police shot rioters who refused to go home.
President renews call for personal investing of Social Security funds
March 2, 2002
President Bush on Friday advocated allowing American workers to put a share of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts and have financial advisers to guide their investment decisions.
Shows feature antiques, marbles, RVs
March 2, 2002
If you want to break free of the winter doldrums, you will find plenty going on this weekend to get you out of the house and into the swing of spring.
Heavenly singing
March 2, 2002
To the editor: Thanks to Jim Baker for the wonderful article on the Lawrence Jewish Community Center’s singing group, Shiray Shabbat. We did want to let the community know that Larry Maxey, professor of clarinet at KU, was inadvertently omitted from the article, as was violinist Aaron Redner.
Friends and neighbors
March 2, 2002
Brenda Bohannan’s day-care children gather to tell Robert “Santa” Morris, Lecompton, what they want for Christmas. Santa brought gifts for all of the children and took pictures with each child. Back row, from left, are Brandon Eddy, 6, Lecompton; and Morris. Third row, from left, are Emily Foglesong, 5, Lecompton; Brittney Hamersky, 5, Lecompton; Sasha Frost, 3, Perry; Jordan Sumner, 4, Lecompton; Austin Dunaway, 5, Perry; and Roan Cummings, 5, Lecompton. Second row, from left, Shay Fox, 1, Ozawkie; Megan Hamersky, 3, Lecompton; Scott Frost, 5, Lecompton; and Marek Selbee-Koch, 3, Oskaloosa. Front row, from left, Christopher Foglesong, 3, Lecompton; and Colton Fox, 3, Ozawkie. Brenda Bohannan submitted the picture. 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 towww.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
Business Briefcase
March 2, 2002
 FBI, eBay users seek figurine store owner  Retail: Wal-Mart welcomes local meats, official says  Court: Former J.C. Nichols CEO gets community service  earnings: Automakers reports mixed
Spirituality
March 2, 2002
Lawrence church celebrates pastor’s first year of service Unique military chapel offers solace to many faiths Methodist panel endorses weekly communion
Naked truth: Capitol full of nude statues
March 2, 2002
Some were mortified, others tickled, when a bare-chested statue of George Washington sat on Capitol Hill long ago, one arm outstretched, the other raised. People joked that he was lunging for his clothes, on display at the Patent Office several blocks away.
Al-Qaida may be regrouping
March 2, 2002
Al-Qaida and Taliban fighters are regrouping in the mountains of eastern Paktia province and just over the border in Pakistan, urging the faithful to wage holy war against U.S. forces, Afghan officials say.
Actresses excel in difficult drama
March 2, 2002
Two superb actresses turn in terrific performances in the difficult drama “Crossed Over” (8 p.m., Sunday, CBS). After the hit-and-run death of her troubled teen-age son, Peter, writer Beverly Lowry (Diane Keaton) faces an emotional collapse.
State revenue above estimates for month
March 2, 2002
Legislators finally received some good news about the state budget with better-than-expected February revenue collections, but some members are skeptical it means much.
1971 link to shootings explored
Suspect in murdersalso was at the wheel in fatal accident
March 2, 2002
In the summer of 1971, an 11-year-old boy’s go-cart careened into traffic, and John W. Mabie could not stop his station wagon in time. The boy was killed. Now authorities are investigating whether Jeffrey Bernardini’s death more than 30 years ago set in motion Mabie’s descent into madness and, possibly, murder.
Few saw Wilt’s 100-point game
March 2, 2002
In another era, the NBA sometimes resembled a barnstorming operation, its teams playing in secondary arenas well removed from their home courts. That was the case 40 years ago today, when the Philadelphia Warriors played the New York Knicks in Hershey, Pa., and Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points.
Heavenly singing
March 2, 2002
take place
March 2, 2002
ABC’s efforts to persuade David Letterman to switch networks could set up a classic struggle over whether entertainment or journalism is more important at a financially struggling company.
Ottawa starts fast, routs Louisburg
Cyclones advance to Class 4A sub-state championship with 72-49 victory
March 2, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Basketball games aren’t won in the first quarter, but Ottawa High’s boys team had all but dotted the “i” in its 17th win of the season after the first eight minutes Friday night. The Cyclones shot an incredible 91 percent from the field in the first quarter, blazing out to a 25-11 lead as OHS cruised to a 72-49 victory over Louisburg in a Class 4A sub-state semifinal at Anderson County High.
Gary E. Kesinger
March 2, 2002
Society Calendar
March 2, 2002
Sunday Lawrence Catholic Adult Singles, 12:30 p.m., Molly McGee’s, 2429 Iowa. Newcomers should look for the Jayhawk. For more information, call Peggy at 841-2154.
March 2, 2002
For years, it was seen at the Vatican as mere sensationalism, as a so-called “American problem,” or as an orchestrated campaign against the Roman Catholic Church’s celibacy requirement for priests.
An incumbent is hard to beat
March 2, 2002
By Bill Ferguson Warner Robins (Ga.) Daily Sun One of the things that puzzles me the most about our system of government is why voters keep sending the same clowns back into office while constantly complaining about how poorly represented they are.
NBA Roundup: Portland pops Toronto
March 2, 2002
Rasheed Wallace scored 20 points Friday night as the Portland Trail Blazers extended their winning streak to eight with a 91-81 victory over Toronto, the Raptors’ 10th straight loss. Damon Stoudamire added 19 points, and Dale Davis had 16 rebounds and 13 points for the Blazers, who have won five consecutive road games and 21 of 27 overall.
Dow soars to best close since last summer
March 2, 2002
Encouraged by news that the manufacturing sector has begun its recovery and that consumers are spending solidly, investors sent stocks surging Friday, propelling the Dow Jones industrials up more than 260 points to their best close since last summer.
Planning split
March 2, 2002
Journal-World Editorial County Commissioner Jere McElhaney wants to stand up for rural residents, but splitting the city-county planning department isn’t the answer. The Douglas County Commission had no formal meetings this week, but that didn’t stop Commissioner Jere McElhaney from putting a couple of issues on the table.
Sound off
March 2, 2002
What are the criteria to have your jersey hung in the south end of Allen Fieldhouse? Honorees are generally men or women who have been named college basketball player of the year, MVP of the NCAA Final Four, multiple-year All-Americans or, in the case of Ray Evans, an All-American in both football and basketball.
FCE news
March 2, 2002
The Vinland Valley 4-H Club met Feb. 4 at Vinland Elementary School. Brad Wilson, president, called the meeting to order. The flag salute was led by Brandon Schwager. Leah Hoelscher gave a demonstration about her dog. Members enrolled in the Foods Level II and rabbit projects gave presentations. A group of club members performed a dance that they presented during County Club Days. Sandy Stone announced that 2002 is the 50th anniversary of the Vinland Valley 4-H Club. The next meeting is Monday, and it will be Parents’ Night.
Planning split
March 2, 2002
Journal-World Editorial County Commissioner Jere McElhaney wants to stand up for rural residents, but splitting the city-county planning department isn’t the answer. The Douglas County Commission had no formal meetings this week, but that didn’t stop Commissioner Jere McElhaney from putting a couple of issues on the table.
Assets freed in diluted drug case
March 2, 2002
More than $8 million of Robert R. Courtney’s frozen assets were released Friday from federal civil court so the money can be used in his criminal sentencing, the U.S. Attorney’s office said.
Engagements
March 2, 2002
Howe-Hoffer Julie Ann Howe and Rodney Blake Hoffer, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
Quarterback must forfeit $6 million bonus
March 2, 2002
Elvis Grbac, signed a year ago to upgrade the Baltimore Ravens’ offense, was released by the team on Friday as the team continued its purge of veterans. Grbac, who left the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent last March to sign a five-year, $30 million deal with the Ravens, opted to leave the team rather than accept a restructured contract.
Daily Ticker
March 2, 2002
Dow Industrials +262.73, 10,368.86
Al-Qaida may be regrouping
March 2, 2002
Al-Qaida and Taliban fighters are regrouping in the mountains of eastern Paktia province and just over the border in Pakistan, urging the faithful to wage holy war against U.S. forces, Afghan officials say.
Shadow government in hiding in case of attack
March 2, 2002
As a grim precaution, President Bush has created a “shadow government” of 75 or more officials who live and work in mountainside bunkers outside Washington in case nuclear-armed terrorists strike the nation’s capital.
s Web site spurs plagiarism reaction
March 2, 2002
A high school freshman’s Web site has become a popular place for people to post their opinions since the Piper School Board’s intervention in a plagiarism dispute drew national attention.
D.A. says school board violated sunshine laws
March 2, 2002
Members of a school board who intervened after a teacher gave failing grades for plagiarism are accused of violating the Kansas Open Meetings Law. Wyandotte County Dist. Atty. Nick Tomasic filed a civil petition Thursday against all seven members of the Piper school board, accusing each of five counts of violating the law by discussing the plagiarism incident behind closed doors.
KDOT bullies
March 2, 2002
To the editor: Unbelievable. Mike Rees, KDOT’s chief counselor, is not only trying to prepare local businesses for their possible displacement due to KDOT’s preferred SLT 32nd Street alignment (LJW 2-23). At the same time he’s also trying to coerce the rest of the city into accepting this route by holding the Haskell Avenue and other local interchanges hostage for the ransom of our city commissioners’ support.
Campaigns may focus on voter turnout
March 2, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe For a quarter-century the American political system has been capital-intensive. It may be on the verge of becoming labor-intensive.
Naked truth: Capitol full of nude statues
March 2, 2002
Some were mortified, others tickled, when a bare-chested statue of George Washington sat on Capitol Hill long ago, one arm outstretched, the other raised. People joked that he was lunging for his clothes, on display at the Patent Office several blocks away.
of media bemoaned by revered evangelist in Nixon tape
March 2, 2002
Thirty years ago, the Rev. Billy Graham said a Jewish “stranglehold” of the media was ruining the country and must be broken, according to a newly released tape of a 1972 conversation between the famous evangelist and President Nixon.
Serb continues to elude NATO
March 2, 2002
NATO trucks and helicopters rumbled into a rugged corner of Bosnia in search of Radovan Karadzic, but the world’s No. 1 war crimes fugitive eluded capture again Friday in a manhunt that uncovered only more Bosnian Serb defiance.
Myrtle E. Harrington Willkett
March 2, 2002
Bonner Springs  Services for Myrtle Edna Harrington Willkett, 93, Bonner Springs, will be at 3 p.m. today at Alden-Harrington Chapel, Bonner Springs. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. Mrs. Willkett died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Randel services
March 2, 2002
Baldwin  Services for Calvin Henry “Jack” Randel, 78, Shell Knob, Mo., formerly of Ottawa and Baldwin, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin. Burial will be in Vinland Cemetery. Mr. Randel died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, Mo.
6Sports video report: Lions move on to next round
March 2, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the the Lawrence High Lions boys’ basketball win against the Leavenworth Pioneers.
Royals drop exhibition opener against Detroit, 5-3
March 2, 2002
Paul Byrd, who pitched last year after undergoing shoulder surgery, said Friday that he can’t believe how much better his arm feels this spring. “Night and day,” Byrd said, after starting the Royals exhibition opener against Detroit Friday. “Last year it took me forever to warm up.
Lions advance
March 2, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus B-Mac was on the attack Friday night. Lawrence High junior Brandon McAnderson scored a career-high 22 points and had 12 rebounds to lift the No. 4-ranked Lions to a 62-50 victory over Leavenworth in the Class 6A sub-state boys basketball semifinals at Free State.
Obesity figures may kill appetite
March 2, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Almost nobody knows who  or even what  the surgeon general is, so almost nobody noticed when David Satcher’s term in that office recently expired. But notice what he did when stepping out the door.
On the street
March 2, 2002
Asked at Free State High School How often do you read outside of class?
Teacher criticized for planning to feed puppies to boa constrictor
March 2, 2002
A teacher’s plan to feed puppies to a boa constrictor during a high school biology class has drawn criticism from some parents and students in this southeast Kansas town. Bluestem High School principal Dale Harper said there are also campaigns to have biology teacher Matthew Patton removed from his job.
Drug firms fight prescription legislation
March 2, 2002
Large pharmaceutical companies are fighting a proposal that would pressure them to lower the price of prescription drugs used by needy Kansans and paid for by the state. A bill before the Senate Ways and Means Committee would establish a preferred drug list for Medicaid, the program that provides health care services to nearly 200,000 poor and disabled Kansans.
Repealing breaks could add $100 million, sponsor says
March 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A legislator Friday proposed a $100 million tax increase to fund higher education, mostly by repealing state tax breaks given to businesses during the past few years. Rep. R.J. Wilson, D-Pittsburg, said his proposal would meet funding commitments and avert double-digit tuition increases considered by state universities, including Kansas University.
Nobel laureate honors KU researcher
March 2, 2002
By Mindie Paget A Nobel Prize winner on Friday helped send off a 28-year veteran of kidney research at Kansas University Medical Center. Richard Roberts, who received a Nobel Prize in 1993 for his discovery that an individual gene can comprise several DNA segments, spoke Friday at the Med Center’s Walter S. Sutton Symposium, held to honor Billy Hudson, an internationally known authority on the biochemistry of progressive kidney disease.
At session midpoint, Glasscock says deficit decisions will start March 11
March 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild With about half the 2002 legislative session gone, it’s time for lawmakers to put up or shut up when it comes to fixing a record budget deficit. That’s what House Speaker Kent Glasscock, R-Manhattan, said Friday as he announced that starting March 11, the House will start voting on whether to increase taxes, and if not, where to cut spending.
Cooling system troubles detected on Columbia
March 2, 2002
The space shuttle Columbia blasted into orbit for the first time in more than two years Friday, and a cooling system problem immediately raised concerns the mission to the Hubble Space Telescope might have to be cut short.
President renews call for personal investing of Social Security funds
March 2, 2002
President Bush on Friday advocated allowing American workers to put a share of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts  and have financial advisers to guide their investment decisions.
US casualties point up dangers of anti-terror campaign even as it moves beyond Afghanistan
March 2, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 4:28 p.m.) Fresh U.S. combat casualties show the continuing danger five months into the anti-terror campaign in Afghanistan even as the Pentagon prepares to expand it to other countries.
American warplanes, Afghan forces launch major offensive against al-Qaida
March 2, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 12:33 p.m.) U.S. warplanes and Afghan troops backed by U.S. Special Forces launched a major attack Saturday on Taliban and al-Qaida forces regrouping in the rugged mountains of eastern Afghanistan. Defenders fought back with mortars, rockets and heavy machine guns.
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
March 2, 2002
Mildred Simmons
March 2, 2002
Services for Mildred Simmons, 78, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. She died Friday, March 1, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Anniversary
March 2, 2002
RPI key to determining at-large berths
March 2, 2002
The final days of numbers-crunching for the 35 at-large bids to the NCAA tournament have started, and what keeps it interesting is that there is no formula. The berths are decided by the 10-member selection committee and there isn’t a number or fact they miss through the NCAA’s exhaustive research on each of the contending teams.
Actresses excel in difficult drama
March 2, 2002
Two superb actresses turn in terrific performances in the difficult drama “Crossed Over” (8 p.m., Sunday, CBS). After the hit-and-run death of her troubled teen-age son, Peter, writer Beverly Lowry (Diane Keaton) faces an emotional collapse.
Reports point to recovering economy
March 2, 2002
The U.S. economy not only has begun to grow again after last year’s slump, but it is apparently doing so far more quickly than even the most optimistic forecasters were expecting just a few weeks ago, according to several economic reports released Friday.
March 2, 2002
Monica Lewinsky, the world’s most infamous intern, approached HBO last year with what she thought would be an enticing offer: a tell-all special that would begin the process of clearing her name once the restrictions on her immunity deal with former independent counsel Kenneth Starr expired Jan. 22.
s discovery has parent seeking right words
March 2, 2002
My 13-year-old son is at the full bloom of adolescence. I’m suspicious that he may be masturbating when he’s alone, but I don’t quite know how to approach him about it. Should I be concerned, and if so, what should I say to him?
Israeli-Palestinian fighting 21 die in refugee camp incursions
March 2, 2002
Israeli troops moved deeper into two Palestinian refugee camps Friday, trading fire with gunmen and setting off explosives in house-to-house searches for weapons and militants. One soldier and six Palestinians were killed, among them a 10-year-old girl.
Dow soars to best close since last summer
March 2, 2002
Encouraged by news that the manufacturing sector has begun its recovery and that consumers are spending solidly, investors sent stocks surging Friday, propelling the Dow Jones industrials up more than 260 points to their best close since last summer.
Serb continues to elude NATO
March 2, 2002
NATO trucks and helicopters rumbled into a rugged corner of Bosnia in search of Radovan Karadzic, but the world’s No. 1 war crimes fugitive eluded capture again Friday in a manhunt that uncovered only more Bosnian Serb defiance.
Museum exhibit takes viewers out of this world
New show at American Museum of Natural History explores whether there is life outside the galaxy
March 2, 2002
Is there life beyond Earth? A new computer-generated show at the American Museum of Natural History probes the question by taking viewers from the blackest depths of the ocean to the cosmos outside the Milky Way galaxy.
Law students grill Lewinsky for HBO’s ‘America Undercover’
March 2, 2002
Monica Lewinsky, the world’s most infamous intern, approached HBO last year with what she thought would be an enticing offer: a tell-all special that would begin the process of clearing her name once the restrictions on her immunity deal with former independent counsel Kenneth Starr expired Jan. 22.
Voting overhaul stalls over anti-fraud issue
March 2, 2002
Senate Democratic leaders on Friday failed to force final action on a bill to overhaul voting systems nationwide, but lawmakers close to the issue said they were nonetheless on the verge of a deal that could lead to bipartisan passage of the measure next week.
KDOT stash
March 2, 2002
Winter storms return
Forecasters expected 2 to 4 inches of snow
March 2, 2002
By Mike Belt and Mindie Paget Forget the amount of snow on the ground this morning. The problem will be blowing snow. “Predicting an inch count for Lawrence is kind of insignificant,” Steve Kays, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka, said Friday afternoon as area residents watched the skies for the latest winter storm.
Shadow government in hiding in case of attack
March 2, 2002
As a grim precaution, President Bush has created a “shadow government” of 75 or more officials who live and work in mountainside bunkers outside Washington in case nuclear-armed terrorists strike the nation’s capital.
An incumbent is hard to beat
March 2, 2002
By Bill Ferguson Warner Robins (Ga.) Daily Sun One of the things that puzzles me the most about our system of government is why voters keep sending the same clowns back into office while constantly complaining about how poorly represented they are.
Byrd back in swing after surgery
Royals drop exhibition opener against Detroit, 5-3
March 2, 2002
Paul Byrd, who pitched last year after undergoing shoulder surgery, said Friday that he can’t believe how much better his arm feels this spring. “Night and day,” Byrd said, after starting the Royals exhibition opener against Detroit Friday. “Last year it took me forever to warm up.
Mildred Simmons
March 2, 2002
Survey: Midwest breaking out of recession
March 2, 2002
Renewed manufacturing production and modest inflationary pressures show the Midwest breaking out of the recession, an economics professor said Friday. A survey of company officials in a nine-state region, including Kansas, showed the overall index rising sharply to 56.2 in February from January’s 47.7, said Ernie Goss of Creighton University..
4-H & FCE news
March 2, 2002
Spiritual movement
Sacred dance troupes transcend traditional worship
March 2, 2002
By Sid Smith The Chicago Tribune The eight women move up the aisle slowly and with studied grace, their feet sliding on the floor, their arms rising up in plaintive supplication. Dressed in white, tight-fitting tops and long, flowing skirts, their feet bare, they look a little like a team of Isadora Duncans. Or a choir of angels.
Vatican now sees pedophilia as more than ‘American problem’
March 2, 2002
For years, it was seen at the Vatican as mere sensationalism, as a so-called “American problem,” or as an orchestrated campaign against the Roman Catholic Church’s celibacy requirement for priests.
Lions advance; Firebirds fall
LHS claims 62-50 victory over Pioneers
March 2, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus B-Mac was on the attack Friday night. Lawrence High junior Brandon McAnderson scored a career-high 22 points and had 12 rebounds to lift the No. 4-ranked Lions to a 62-50 victory over Leavenworth in the Class 6A sub-state boys basketball semifinals at Free State.
Focus on the Family: Teen’s discovery has parent seeking right words
March 2, 2002
My 13-year-old son is at the full bloom of adolescence. I’m suspicious that he may be masturbating when he’s alone, but I don’t quite know how to approach him about it. Should I be concerned, and if so, what should I say to him?
Olathe East snares 53-52 win over FSHS
March 2, 2002
By Robert Sinclair One truly is the loneliest number. Free State High’s boys basketball team was handed its sixth one-point loss of the season Friday night, falling to Olathe East, 53-52, in their Class 6A sub-state semifinal at the FSHS gym.
Missouri’s Antlers ‘terrible’ or ‘cute’ but never boring
March 2, 2002
By Gary Bedore Former Kansas coach Larry Brown once sat in the Hearnes Center stands and chit-chatted with Missouri’s Antlers before a KU-MU basketball game in Columbia, Mo. Brown, who worked at KU from 1983 to ‘88, was sort of amused by MU’s raucous cheering section. His predecessor, Ted Owens, never had a smile on his face in dealings with the Antlers from 1964 to ‘83.
Scouting news
March 2, 2002
Assets freed in diluted drug case
March 2, 2002
More than $8 million of Robert R. Courtney’s frozen assets were released Friday from federal civil court so the money can be used in his criminal sentencing, the U.S. Attorney’s office said.
Cooling system troubles detected on Columbia
March 2, 2002
The space shuttle Columbia blasted into orbit for the first time in more than two years Friday, and a cooling system problem immediately raised concerns the mission to the Hubble Space Telescope might have to be cut short.
House speaker tells lawmakers to fix budget now
At session midpoint, Glasscock says deficit decisions will start March 11
March 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild With about half the 2002 legislative session gone, it’s time for lawmakers to put up or shut up when it comes to fixing a record budget deficit. That’s what House Speaker Kent Glasscock, R-Manhattan, said Friday as he announced that starting March 11, the House will start voting on whether to increase taxes, and if not, where to cut spending.
Andrew Grollmes
March 2, 2002
NBA Roundup: Portland pops Toronto
March 2, 2002
Rasheed Wallace scored 20 points Friday night as the Portland Trail Blazers extended their winning streak to eight with a 91-81 victory over Toronto, the Raptors’ 10th straight loss. Damon Stoudamire added 19 points, and Dale Davis had 16 rebounds and 13 points for the Blazers, who have won five consecutive road games and 21 of 27 overall.
Tax proposed to aid higher ed
Repealing breaks could add $100 million, sponsor says
March 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A legislator Friday proposed a $100 million tax increase to fund higher education, mostly by repealing state tax breaks given to businesses during the past few years. Rep. R.J. Wilson, D-Pittsburg, said his proposal would meet funding commitments and avert double-digit tuition increases considered by state universities, including Kansas University.
Bulls waive Anthony
March 2, 2002
The Chicago Bulls waived Greg Anthony on Friday, clearing the way for the veteran guard to sign with a playoff contender. He must first clear waivers before signing with another team.
Will America have the patience to win war on terrorism?
March 2, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. It didn’t take long for raw politics to enter this country’s war on terrorism. Following the deadly Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., the majority of Americans were strong in their support of President Bush’s call for a war on terrorism.
Teacher criticized for planning to feed puppies to boa constrictor
March 2, 2002
A teacher’s plan to feed puppies to a boa constrictor during a high school biology class has drawn criticism from some parents and students in this southeast Kansas town. Bluestem High School principal Dale Harper said there are also campaigns to have biology teacher Matthew Patton removed from his job.
6News video report: Old Man Winter gives area another shot of cold weather
March 2, 2002
Alison Mann reports on the winter weather that hit the area on Friday evening.
Healthcheck: Cause of schizophrenia still unknown
March 2, 2002
Marta Costello reports on the mental disorder schizophrenia.
Cyclones advance to Class 4A sub-state championship with 72-49 victory
March 2, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Basketball games aren’t won in the first quarter, but Ottawa High’s boys team had all but dotted the “i” in its 17th win of the season after the first eight minutes Friday night. The Cyclones shot an incredible 91 percent from the field in the first quarter, blazing out to a 25-11 lead as OHS cruised to a 72-49 victory over Louisburg in a Class 4A sub-state semifinal at Anderson County High.
Baldwin, Mill Valley ousted
March 2, 2002
By Michael Sudhalter Baldwin High sophomore basketball guard Andy Hannon lives for the chance to shine in important games. “My teammates tell me to be a leader, and I made a decision to help out my team,” Hannon said.
New show at American Museum of Natural History explores whether there is life outside the galaxy
March 2, 2002
Is there life beyond Earth? A new computer-generated show at the American Museum of Natural History probes the question by taking viewers from the blackest depths of the ocean to the cosmos outside the Milky Way galaxy.
Area briefs
March 2, 2002
 Sheriff’s Office investigating report of criminal sodomy  Shape-note singing event planned at Watkins Museum  KU music student to perform in Colorado  Painting ceramics raises money for Jubilee Cafe
Area briefs
March 2, 2002
Sheriff’s Office investigating report of criminal sodomy Shape-note singing event planned at Watkins Museum KU music student to perform in Colorado Painting ceramics raises money for Jubilee Caf
Religion Briefs
March 2, 2002
 Unity welcomes guest musician  Mustard Seed offers communion  Calvary Temple welcomes members  St. Margaret’s offers membership classes  Catholic singles group to meet  Unitarian youths to present program  Trinity Episcopal plans Quiet Day  Plymouth to honor associate organist  Trinity Lutheran sets Lenten program  Corpus Christi seeks member information  Aglow welcomes guest speaker  St. John’s sets KU watch party  Divorce recovery group to meet  Heartland extends medical clinic hours  First Nazarene slates events
Religion Briefs
March 2, 2002
Unity welcomes guest musician Mustard Seed offers communion Calvary Temple welcomes members St. Margaret’s offers membership classes Catholic singles group to meet Unitarian youths to present program Trinity Episcopal plans Quiet Day Plymouth to honor associate organist Trinity Lutheran sets Lenten program Corpus Christi seeks member information Aglow welcomes guest speaker St. John’s sets KU watch party Divorce recovery group to meet Heartland extends medical clinic hours First Nazarene slates events
Israeli-Palestinian fighting 21 die in refugee camp incursions
March 2, 2002
Israeli troops moved deeper into two Palestinian refugee camps Friday, trading fire with gunmen and setting off explosives in house-to-house searches for weapons and militants. One soldier and six Palestinians were killed, among them a 10-year-old girl.
6News video report: Old Man Winter gives area another shot of cold weather
March 2, 2002
Alison Mann reports on the winter weather that hit the area on Friday evening.
6Sports video report: Lions move on to next round
March 2, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the the Lawrence High Lions boys’ basketball win against the Leavenworth Pioneers.
6Sports video report: Free State boys can’t make it to next round
March 2, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Free State boys’ basketball loss to the Olathe East Hawks.
People
March 2, 2002
 Back to the grind for Keys  New logo Paramount in films  John sneaking off to malls  Onstage, but not to sing
People
March 2, 2002
Back to the grind for Keys New logo Paramount in films John sneaking off to malls Onstage, but not to sing
Briefly
March 2, 2002
 Investigative journalist to speak at Baker  Program features Irish step dancers  KU professor writes chapter of ‘Wild Earth’
Local briefs
March 2, 2002
 CBS Sports crew films segment at Watkins Museum A film crew with CBS Sports spent about an hour Friday at Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., taping an interview with museum historian Steve Jansen. “It’s my understanding they’re putting together a two-minute-40-second feature on the Kansas-Missouri border wars of the 1850s and 1860s, and how they fit into the KU-Missouri basketball rivalry,” said Jansen, shown in the photo above. Plans call for the segment to air Sunday during halftime of the Kansas men’s basketball game at Missouri. The game begins at 1:05 p.m. on Sunflower Broadband Channels 5 and 13. Jansen said he may not make the final cut because the film crew wanted him to emphasize the Quantrill angle more than he wanted to do. “But I wouldn’t do it. I refused. I told them they were being much too simplistic.” _________________________________________  Law enforcement: Prisoner flees holding cell A county prisoner enjoyed a few minutes of freedom Thursday when he walked away from a holding cell after a construction worker opened the wrong door at the Douglas County Judicial & Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St. Chad Edmonds, 32, Ottawa, was being held in a small room used as a holding cell after being arrested for probation violation, Douglas County Undersheriff Bill Shepard said. Edmonds was to be taken to a court hearing. Sheriff’s officers learned of the incident moments after it occurred and relayed a description to Lawrence Police as well as other sheriff’s officers. Police found Edmonds at 11th and Vermont streets and took him back into custody, Shepard said. No additional charges against Edmonds will be requested. _________________________________________  Crime: Suspect arrested in county for parole violation A Lawrence man convicted in 1997 of trying to blow up a Kansas Highway Patrol car with a pipe bomb was arrested Friday in Douglas County for parole violation. Jeffrey A. Campbell, 24, was being sought by the Kansas Department of Corrections for absconding from parole supervision. Douglas County law enforcement authorities had reason to believe he was in the area, Sheriff’s Lt. Ken Massey said. Sheriff’s officers Friday afternoon found the suspect at a residence near Eudora. Campbell was taken into custody without incident, Undersheriff Bill Shepard said.
Nation Briefs
March 2, 2002
 new jersey: Miss America Pageant director leaves post  Florida: Former governor dead at age 87
World Briefs
March 2, 2002
LONDON: Caustic package targets include prime minister Brazil: Dengue fever outbreak claims at least 23 lives LONDON: Prince Phillip adds to list of gaffes
Dr. Seuss hailed in Read Across America
March 2, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Guest readers invaded Lawrence elementary schools Friday to share Dr. Seuss’ wacky rhymes and whimsical illustrations. Enthusiasm for the late Theodor Geisel’s characters  Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Yertle the Turtle, Grinch  during Lawrence celebrations of Read Across America 2002 showed Geisel’s writing has not lost its power to charm young readers.
s 100-point game
March 2, 2002
In another era, the NBA sometimes resembled a barnstorming operation, its teams playing in secondary arenas well removed from their home courts. That was the case 40 years ago today, when the Philadelphia Warriors played the New York Knicks in Hershey, Pa., and Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points.
victories
March 2, 2002
By Mark Fagan Kirk Hinrich and Drew Gooden aren’t the only ones lacing up their hightops to take care of business this month during the Big 12 and NCAA men’s basketball tournaments. Paul Vander Tuig is right there with them.
but never boring
March 2, 2002
By Gary Bedore Former Kansas coach Larry Brown once sat in the Hearnes Center stands and chit-chatted with Missouri’s Antlers before a KU-MU basketball game in Columbia, Mo. Brown, who worked at KU from 1983 to ‘88, was sort of amused by MU’s raucous cheering section. His predecessor, Ted Owens, never had a smile on his face in dealings with the Antlers from 1964 to ‘83.
Forecasters expected 2 to 4 inches of snow
March 2, 2002
By Mike Belt and Mindie Paget Forget the amount of snow on the ground this morning. The problem will be blowing snow. “Predicting an inch count for Lawrence is kind of insignificant,” Steve Kays, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka, said Friday afternoon as area residents watched the skies for the latest winter storm.
Seminoles rally past Jayhawks, 5-4
March 2, 2002
An error with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning cost Kansas University’s softball team a road victory against a ranked team. No. 18 Florida State rallied for two runs in the bottom of the sixth and scored three more in the seventh to pull out a 5-4 victory over KU on Friday at the Sunshine Classic.
s parents have driven to most games
March 2, 2002
The Collisons spend a lot of time on the road in order to watch son Nick play his junior year with Kansas, the nation’s top-ranked college basketball team. “But it’s well worth it and we’re having a ball,” said David Collison, athletic director at Iowa Falls High. Wife Judy teaches at nearby Alden.
Top 25 Men: Marquette mauls DePaul
March 2, 2002
Dwyane Wade scored 16 points and No. 9 Marquette kept its Conference USA title hopes alive with a 72-53 victory over DePaul on Friday night. Marquette (24-5, 13-3) would become the American Division co-champion if Memphis, the National Division champion, were to win Sunday at No. 4 Cincinnati.
s coach of year
March 2, 2002
Oklahoma’s Stacey Dales, who leads the No. 5 Sooners in scoring and assists, on Friday was named Big 12 Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. Dales scored 16.7 points per game for the Sooners (24-3, 14-2), who have won three straight regular-season conference titles. Dales, a guard from Brockville, Ontario, Canada, also averaged five assists per game.
Survey: Midwest breaking out of recession
March 2, 2002
Renewed manufacturing production and modest inflationary pressures show the Midwest breaking out of the recession, an economics professor said Friday. A survey of company officials in a nine-state region, including Kansas, showed the overall index rising sharply to 56.2 in February from January’s 47.7, said Ernie Goss of Creighton University..
Firm gets loan offer, checks directory value
March 2, 2002
Sprint Corp. on Friday announced it had obtained a $1 billion loan commitment and hired investment firms for advice on what its directory publishing business may be worth in a sale.
Miss Kansas edged out for Miss USA title
March 2, 2002
Shauntay Hinton, a broadcast communications major at Howard University, was crowned Miss USA on Friday night, becoming the first winner from the District of Columbia in 38 years.
Suspect in murdersalso was at the wheel in fatal accident
March 2, 2002
In the summer of 1971, an 11-year-old boy’s go-cart careened into traffic, and John W. Mabie could not stop his station wagon in time. The boy was killed. Now authorities are investigating whether Jeffrey Bernardini’s death more than 30 years ago set in motion Mabie’s descent into madness and, possibly, murder.
Horoscopes
March 2, 2002
For Saturday, March 2, 2002, those with birthdays today: You often will need to detach from your day-to-day life. You tend to run without stopping. Seek out others more often to get opinions and listen to feedback. If you are single, you are likely to meet someone very special, if you haven’t already. If you are attached, don’t be surprised if you have a riff or two. Making up will be wonderful!
State revenue above estimates for month
March 2, 2002
Legislators finally received some good news about the state budget with better-than-expected February revenue collections, but some members are skeptical it means much.
Ex-Enron executive chastises lawmakers
March 2, 2002
Former Enron chief executive Jeffrey Skilling says he couldn’t have overseen everything at the company and accuses lawmakers who have challenged his testimony of “acting as judge and jury” in an election year.
s contract
March 2, 2002
Arkansas bought out Nolan Richardson’s contract for $3 million Friday, capping a week in which the outspoken coach complained he was treated differently because he is black. Richardson won the national championship in 1994, took Arkansas to the title game the next year and led the Razorbacks into the postseason 15 of the last 16 seasons.
Olathe East snares 53-52 win over FSHS
March 2, 2002
By Robert Sinclair One truly is the loneliest number. Free State High’s boys basketball team was handed its sixth one-point loss of the season Friday night, falling to Olathe East, 53-52, in their Class 6A sub-state semifinal at the FSHS gym.
Births
March 2, 2002
Melinda and Wade Woodring, McLouth, a girl, Thursday. Dana and Amber Drake, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday.
Tonganoxie stuns Lions
March 2, 2002
For Tonganoxie, one out of three wasn’t bad. The Chieftains, who dropped two regular-season games to Lansing, defeated the top-seeded Lions, 70-64, on Friday to reach the Class 4A high school boys basketball sub-state championship at Hiawatha High.
SFT sub-state delayed
March 2, 2002
Semifinals of the Class 4A sub-state boys basketball tournament at Abilene scheduled for Friday have been rescheduled for today because of snow. Santa Fe Trail will play Concordia at 3 p.m. today at Abilene.
LHS girls to play in sub-state final
March 2, 2002
Lawrence High, coming off its first postseason victory in six years, will play Olathe East at 5:30 tonight in the Class 6A sub-state girls basketball final at Olathe North. The Lions (9-12) beat top-seeded Leavenworth, 56-52, on Thursday to reach the final.
Baldwin dominates wrestling squad
March 2, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Baldwin High had a breakthrough wrestling season in 2001-02. School records set by the Bulldogs include the following:
Embassy crashers removed
March 2, 2002
Cuban police in black berets entered the Mexican embassy early Friday and detained 21 young men who had crashed a stolen bus through the gates two days earlier and asked to be taken out of Cuba.
March 2, 2002
By Donna Petrozzello New York Daily News Democratic political strategists James Carville and Paul Begala, who helped manage Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, are gearing up to battle on CNN’s nightly debate series “Crossfire.”
Military news
March 2, 2002
Friends and neighbors
March 2, 2002
Gary E. Kesinger
March 2, 2002
Scottsdale, Ariz. Â Memorial services for Gary E. Kesinger, 50, Scottsdale, are pending and will be announced at a later date by Messinger Mortuary, Scottsdale. Mr. Kesinger died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at his home.
Bulls waive Anthony
March 2, 2002
The Chicago Bulls waived Greg Anthony on Friday, clearing the way for the veteran guard to sign with a playoff contender. He must first clear waivers before signing with another team.
Anniversary
March 2, 2002
Ball Virgil and Lorna Ball will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception. Their children will serve as hosts for the event from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 9 at the home of Debra and Gary Fornelli, 901 N. 1800 Road.