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World Online report: Jayhawks cap undefeated season, 95-92
March 3, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 3:58 p.m.) Having lost five of the previous six visits to Columbia, the Kansas Jayhawks went into perhaps the toughest place on their road schedule and came out with a perfect Big 12 record. Despite going more than eight minutes in the second half without making a field goal, Kansas held on to become the only NCAA team to go undefeated in conference play.
U.S. bombers strike Afghan targets
American, allied fighters prepare for new attack
March 3, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 1:29 p.m.) U.S. bombers pounded al-Qaida and Taliban positions in the eastern mountains of Afghanistan on Sunday after a 1,500-strong coalition ground attack the day before failed to dislodge the well-armed renegades.
Military says all but 13 prisoners at Guantanamo have eaten since beginning of hunger protest
March 3, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 1:26 p.m.) Scores of captives from the Afghan war refused meals Sunday in a protest that has lasted five days, but the U.S. military said only 13 of them had kept to the hunger strike since its start.
U.S. planes drop leaflets encouraging villagers to turn over al-Qaida, Taliban
March 3, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 9:50 a.m.) Thousands of white strips of paper lay scattered across the dirt brown plains of Afghanistan’s eastern Paktia province Sunday, messages and warnings from the U.S.-led military coalition.
Pay equity bill falls on deaf ears
Proposal that can’t win committee hearing would prohibit wage disparity between sexes
March 3, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kansas ranks 34th in the nation in pay equity between women and men, but a legislator with a bill that focuses on the problem can’t get a committee hearing on the proposal. Rep. Melany Barnes, D-Wichita, said the measure deserves a full airing. “Working families should get the money they deserve, and it would increase taxable income, which would help the state,” Barnes said.
Florida Atlantic, Murray St., Winthrop headed to NCAAs
March 3, 2002
Sidney Green needed just three seasons to take Florida Atlantic from worst to first. Raheim Brown had 19 points and eight rebounds and the Owls beat Georgia State 76-75 Saturday to win the Atlantic Sun championship and earn its first trip to the NCAA tournament.
Like ‘71 team, Jayhawks strive for perfection
March 3, 2002
By Gary Bedore Think it’s easy to go undefeated in Big 12 Conference play? Think it’s simple to night in and out lace up the Nikes and humble one’s league brethren two meetings with all five Northern teams and one game against all six Southern foes?
Bless you!
Sneezing, coughing are soggy facts of life when weather turns
March 3, 2002
As annoying COUGH and embarrassing as it seems, COUGH COUGH especially in public settings like buses and audi COUGH GASP toriums, pardon me, I just need a second, HACK HACK HACK, whew, that’s better it’s actually a good thing to COUGH. Um, sorry.
Life can’t be made risk-free
March 3, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald I don’t have the heart or, perhaps more accurately, the heartlessness to beat up on a lady whose only sin was the desire to have a healthy baby. So don’t read any of what follows as a criticism of the woman her name has not been released who went to a geneticist to have her eggs screened for the gene that causes Alzheimer’s.
Ice fishing, schnapps are perfect pair
March 3, 2002
By Dave Barry The Miami Herald In last week’s column, I described my January visit to Grand Forks, N.D., and East Grand Forks, Minn., which are also called “The Grand Cities” by about six people who are hoping this name will attract more humans to the area.
Truth’ depends on what facts you select
March 3, 2002
By George Gurley A few months before 9-11, some guests at a social gathering were chortling over the malapropisms of George W. Bush. Others scowled. This exercise was petty and tiresome, they said.
Legendary ball fields enshrined
March 3, 2002
The cry of “Play Ball!” soon will echo throughout the land. From Little Leaguers to major leaguers, the Great American Pastime again will come alive.
You can check quality of Kansas nursing homes
March 3, 2002
A group of people in our community is interested in learning more about the quality of nursing home care in Kansas and how nursing homes in our area compare with others across the state.
6News video report: Read Across America celebrates the life and work of Dr. Seuss
March 3, 2002
Janet Reid reports on the Read Across America program that occured around Lawrence on Friday with Free State High students visiting and reading to Lawrence elementary students.
Liquid supplements can’t replace good nutrition
March 3, 2002
Looking for the fountain of youth? If you believe those television ads depicting active, healthy seniors downing cans of liquid nutritional supplements, you might be tempted to think it’s been bottled and placed on a grocery shelf near you.
Roam through England to find Hadrian’s Wall
Ancient Roman fortification marked empire’s boundary
March 3, 2002
In A.D. 128, hundreds of soldiers from the farthest reaches of the Roman Empire were garrisoned on this remote hillside, guarding their conquests in Britain from the barbarians to the north, on the other side of their brand new wall.
Travel forecast for 2002: Many Americans will stay close to home
March 3, 2002
Travel will take on a red, white and blue hue this year as vacationers increasingly opt to stay close to home, and the surge in patriotism moves many to rediscover the great sites of American history.
Trombone concert set
March 3, 2002
Mike Hall, assistant professor of trombone at Kansas University, will give a trombone recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall.
Rigoletto’ coming to Lied
March 3, 2002
The acclaimed international opera company Teatro Lirico D’Europa will present Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto” at 7 p.m. March 10 at the Lied Center. The company made its Lied Center debut last year with “Aida.”
Wild about the wetlands
Nature photographer finds riches in unique ecosystem
March 3, 2002
By Jan Biles Kyle Gerstner is keeping his eye on the Baker Wetlands. He’s looking for birds, mammals, reptiles, flowers, grasses, sunsets and other images that he can shoot with his Canon D30 camera.
Learning for business
KU Continuing Education offers training
March 3, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Kansas University Continuing Education it’s not just about the study of East Asian folklore or an introduction to Latin anymore. The department and its first-year dean mean business.
Home improvements can add up, tax-free
March 3, 2002
So far, 2002 hasn’t been very good for stock market investors, with all the major indexes showing losses. Maybe it’s time to look for an alternative. Have you considered a tax-free bet on real estate?
Photos capture pieces of what was lost
University exhibit meditates on pre-Sept. 11 New York
March 3, 2002
By Dave Ranney Though no one has forgotten the events of Sept. 11, most of the impromptu memorials that once were fodder for the nation’s newscasts have been taken down, their urgency giving way to the impulses of a nation eager to move on. But in Lawrence, at least one memorial remains. An exhibit at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University features pre-Sept. 11 black-and-white photographs of the World Trade Center. Extra online-only: Additional photos.
Soldier killed in major attack
March 3, 2002
At least one American and three Afghan government fighters were killed in a major new offensive launched Saturday against an al-Qaida stronghold in the remote mountains of southeastern Afghanistan, according to U.S. and Afghan officials.
Norma Jean Whitebird
March 3, 2002
Church may rescind pharmacist’s gift
March 3, 2002
Officials at Robert R. Courtney’s church want to learn the full extent of the pharmacist’s criminal conduct before deciding what to do with more than $600,000 he donated, the church’s pastor said.
Lawrence students to compete at Washburn
March 3, 2002
Music students from West and Central junior highs will compete in the Junior High/Middle School Solo Festival at the Washburn University College Music Educational National Conference on March 10.
N.Y. firefighters get warm welcome
March 3, 2002
Two of the more than 300 New York firefighters visiting U.S. cities this weekend found a warm reception Friday in Wichita, where they thanked residents for their support in recent months.
Alleged state fair scam leads to arrests
March 3, 2002
Three Hutchinson residents were released on bond Friday after being held on theft charges stemming from investigation into a ticket scam last September at the Kansas State Fair.
6News Online only video: Read Across America
March 3, 2002
Online only video from the Read Across America event on Friday.
Cartoon exposes geeks for what they are
Welcome to Eltingville’ jumps from comics to Cartoon Network tonight
March 3, 2002
Geeks. They’re everywhere these days, popping up as popular TV characters (the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” Troika), on the radio (Weezer) and even getting their own game shows, like “Beat the Geeks.”
News shows list lineups
March 3, 2002
Guest lineup for today’s TV news shows.
In Missouri, state agency promoting no barriers
March 3, 2002
In an ideal world there would be no barriers to prevent persons with disabilities from participating in outdoors recreation. Still, the Missouri Department of Conservation is working to assure its facilities come as close as possible to ideal for persons with disabilities.
Suicide bomber kills self, 9 others
March 3, 2002
A Palestinian suicide bomber detonated a powerful explosive Saturday among ultra-Orthodox Jewish worshippers as they poured into the streets after sundown prayers at the end of the Sabbath. At least nine people, including several children, were killed, and more than 30 wounded.
Bryant throws punch at Pacers’ Miller
Confrontation takes place near center court following Lakers’ victory
March 3, 2002
There’s rarely a dull moment with Shaq, Kobe & Crew, who have a knack for creating excitement when the regular-season grind grows tedious.
Ottawa girls return to state; boys fall
March 3, 2002
By Levi Chronister Ottawa High girls basketball coach Cliff McCullough sees a big difference between last year’s squad and this season’s. “As much as we’re the same personnel, we’re a different team,” McCullough said. “We’ve matured, and that’s the difference between last year’s team and this year’s.”
Mental retardation exclusion spurs calls for death reprieve
States banning execution of retarded people see appeals mount
March 3, 2002
At least 82 death row inmates are seeking reprieves in states that recently banned executing the mentally retarded, an inkling of the hundreds who would likely challenge their sentences if the U.S. Supreme Court finds such executions are unconstitutional.
Violence goes unquelled in India
March 3, 2002
Mob burnings, shootings and other violence between Hindus and Muslims spread through villages in India’s Gujarat state Saturday even as soldiers enforced a fearful peace in larger cities.
Indian Parliament’s speaker dies in crash
March 3, 2002
The speaker of the Indian Parliament’s lower house was killed today in a helicopter crash in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, a television channel reported.
Els extends lead to eight
Woods tied for second in Genuity Championship
March 3, 2002
The Genuity Championship is starting to look a lot like Tiger Woods’ historic performance in the majors two years ago. Only this time, the roles are reversed.
Royals shut down by Astros
March 3, 2002
Wade Miller and five relievers combined on a three-hitter as the Houston Astros defeated the Kansas City Royals, 8-1, Saturday. Miller, a 16-game winner last year, allowed one single, struck out three and walked one in three innings.
Giambi homers in his first at-bat in Yankee uniform
March 3, 2002
Jason Giambi needed just a few swings to prove what the New York Yankees already knew: He’s a perfect fit in pinstripes. Giambi got off to a smashing debut for his new team, hitting a two-run homer in his very first at-bat and later launching a solo shot Saturday in a 6-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Texas oilman pledges $150 million to UT
March 3, 2002
A retired Texas oilman has pledged his estate worth an estimated $150 million to the University of Texas, which school officials said was the largest gift ever made to a single public university.
Baldwin girls’ rally falls short, 54-44
March 3, 2002
Michael Sudhalter The Baldwin High girls basketball team probably won’t have any love for the intentional foul after its 54-44 loss to Spring Hill in their Class 4A sub-state final on Saturday at Mill Valley High.
Agent Orange conference starts today
U.S., Vietnamese researchers gather in Vietnam’s capital
March 3, 2002
Researchers at the first U.S.-Vietnamese conference on Agent Orange, a defoliant used by U.S. forces during the Vietnam War, said they will report “extraordinarily” high levels of cancer-causing dioxin in people living in heavily sprayed areas.
Tonganoxie boys falter
March 3, 2002
Tonganoxie High had momentum, size and a higher seed, but the Chieftains couldn’t grab their first state appearance since 1984. No. 6-seeded Atchison defeated No. 5-seeded Tonganoxie, 66-55, in a Class 4A boys basketball sub-state final on Saturday.
Topeka girls reach state
March 3, 2002
Kansas University signee Crystal Kemp scored a game-high 24 points to lift Topeka to a 64-39 victory over Topeka Washburn Rural in the Class 6A sub-state girls basketball championship at Free State High and secure the Trojans’ first state berth since 1984.
Kansas women’s tennis falls to BYU, 5-2, slips past Utah, 4-3
March 3, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s tennis team bounced back from a 5-2 loss Friday to Brigham Young with a 4-3 victory over Utah on Saturday.
KC Knights rebound for 107-106 victory
March 3, 2002
Pete Mickeal scored a game-high 27 points and David Vanterpool added 24 as the KC Knights rebounded from a dreadful first quarter to slip past the Indiana Legends, 107-106, in ABA basketball on Saturday at Kemper Arena.
The Motley Fool
March 3, 2002
 Last week’s answer  On-time deliveries  Not such a good thing
The Motley Fool
March 3, 2002
Last week’s answer On-time deliveries Not such a good thing
Appalling case
March 3, 2002
Area briefs
March 3, 2002
 Recycling conference offered at Emporia State University  University sets final exams
Area briefs
March 3, 2002
Recycling conference offered at Emporia State University University sets final exams
Arts notes
March 3, 2002
 KU students make ‘Star Wars’-based film  KU dance faculty’s works in JCCC show  Baritone to give recital at KU  Children’s choirs plan concert at Free State
Blue Cross OK
March 3, 2002
To the editor: As a former Blue Shield board member, and a participant in a small business group insured from the 1940s, and a BCBS policy holder I think Insurance Commissioner Sebelius deserves a big thanks for her recent decision of denying the sale of BCBS to Anthem Insurance. In my opinion this entire process is very similar to all that went on with Columbia Hospital taking over the hospital care of Kansans, including the high power pressure methods they utilized, particularly for a takeover in Lawrence. Where is Columbia now?
National briefs
March 3, 2002
Washington: Cheney’s daughter gets State post Alaska: Pipeline-shooting trial ends in conviction South Carolina: ‘Border patrols’ protest Stars and Bars display
Norma Jean Whitebird
March 3, 2002
Drum services for Norma Jean Whitebird, 63, Horton, will be at 5:30 p.m. today at the Kickapoo Community Building on the Kickapoo Reservation, west of Horton. Burial will be Monday in Negonsott Indian Cemetery on the reservation. Mrs. Whitebird died Friday, March 1, 2002, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
People
March 3, 2002
 Metropolitan Opera singers make sure ‘FOP’ benefit is no flop  McCartney subs for Tyson-Lewis  Grammy boosts Colombia
People
March 3, 2002
Metropolitan Opera singers make sure ‘FOP’ benefit is no flop McCartney subs for Tyson-Lewis Grammy boosts Colombia
Report disputed
March 3, 2002
Rooms and roots
March 3, 2002
‘Home and Away’ visits getaway that’s not far away Spreader provides control
Rooms and roots
March 3, 2002
 ‘Home and Away’ visits getaway that’s not far away  Spreader provides control
Softball postponed
March 3, 2002
Kansas University’s scheduled Saturday softball games at the Sunshine Classic were postponed because of rain.
Tonganoxie boys falter
March 3, 2002
Tonganoxie High had momentum, size and a higher seed, but the Chieftains couldn’t grab their first state appearance since 1984. No. 6-seeded Atchison defeated No. 5-seeded Tonganoxie, 66-55, in a Class 4A boys basketball sub-state final on Saturday.
Travel briefs
March 3, 2002
 Top 10 destinations  Mayflower replica to sail  Biosphere 2 offers tours
Travel briefs
March 3, 2002
Top 10 destinations Mayflower replica to sail Biosphere 2 offers tours
Trombone concert set
March 3, 2002
Mike Hall, assistant professor of trombone at Kansas University, will give a trombone recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall.
Roy sorry for Richardson
March 3, 2002
KU coach Roy Williams feels for former Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson, who was let go on Friday.
Undergraduates showcase research at symposium
March 3, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Liz Riggs admits that researching a more aerodynamic recumbent bicycle is not the most profound topic, but it’s research all the same. “I’ve always been interested in research,” she said.
KU track nets six provisional marks
March 3, 2002
Freshman Brooklyn Hann set the Kansas University triple-jump record with a leap of 42-feet, 31*4 inches at the Alex Wilson Invitational on Saturday in South Bend, Ind. Her record-setting jump was one of five NCAA provisional marks the Jayhawks met at the Notre Dame meet.
Softball postponed
March 3, 2002
Kansas University’s scheduled Saturday softball games at the Sunshine Classic were postponed because of rain.
Woodling picks all-conference specialty teams
March 3, 2002
The All-Big 12 Conference men’s basketball teams will be announced next week with Kansas University’s Drew Gooden and Kirk Hinrich virtual locks for the first team with Nick Collison and Jeff Boschee very likely to be second-team selections.
Cats past No. 8 Florida
March 3, 2002
Gerald Fitch made an impact in his first game back with No. 11 Kentucky. The sophomore guard, who was held out of the last three games for disciplinary reasons, hit a 3-pointer with 33 seconds to play as the Wildcats rallied to beat No. 8 Florida 70-67 on Saturday.
Bookstore
March 3, 2002
Hardcover fiction 1. “The Summons” by John Grisham
second baseman to miss 4-to-6 weeks
March 3, 2002
San Francisco Giants second baseman Jeff Kent broke a bone in his left wrist while washing his truck and will miss 4-to-6 weeks. Kent, the 2000 NL MVP, revealed the injury to Giants trainer Stan Conte on Saturday morning after swelling and soreness set in overnight.
Births
March 3, 2002
Jeremy and Melissa Morsett, Ottawa, male, Friday.
Unwelcome visitors can raise a spring stink
March 3, 2002
By Bruce Chladny As you drive through the community, you will start to notice that spring is in the air. It’s not because tree buds are beginning to swell or that crocus are blooming in the flower beds.
Choreographers show off works
March 3, 2002
The 10th Annual Choreographer’s Showcase will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth St. Ten choreographers and more than 40 dancers will perform in styles that include modern dance, jazz, ballet, ballroom, Eastern dance and performance art.
Feedlot owners increase vigilance
March 3, 2002
From the biggest to the smallest, Kansas feedlot operators since Sept. 11 are keeping a closer eye on the cattle in their pens and the people who come and go on their property.
Pheasant rumor was no Lost Dutchman
March 3, 2002
There’s a pocket of pheasants up in Nebraska, I was told a number of years ago by a reader willing to share some fortuitous wealth. It was a little out of the way, though, and generally overlooked by hunters bound for McCook and other officially designated hot spots.
Farrier gets steady work at prestigious shows
March 3, 2002
With some of the country’s best quarter horses trotting around a nearby arena, it was Terry Stever getting most of the attention at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo.
t need to face alone
March 3, 2002
According to the National Mental Health Assn., more than 54 million Americans suffer from mental illness. However, when taking into account the loved ones whose lives are vicariously affected, that number becomes much greater.
Local briefs
March 3, 2002
 Pilot Club antique sale raises funds for charities Twenty-seven antique dealers from across Kansas and surrounding states are peddling their wares this weekend to help raise money for the Pilot Club of Lawrence. Proceeds from ticket sales and booth rentals at the club’s antique show and sale, held semi-annually the last weekend of October and the first weekend in March, go toward community charities and annual Kansas University scholarships, said Diana Boyd, co-chairwoman of the sale and show. The sale began Friday in Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper streets, and will continue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Each year, the club sponsors two $750 KU scholarships  one for a Lawrence High School student and one for a Free State High School student. The club also contributes money to the Social Service League, Special Olympics, Hospice Care and other community organizations. ______________________________________  War: Army reserve soldiers from Topeka mobilized Topeka  Thirty-nine members of a Topeka-based U.S. Army reserve medical unit are being called to active duty in support of Operation Joint Guardian. The 4204th U.S. Army Hospital is made up of soldiers from Kansas, Missouri, West Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Texas and Washington. They will spend a six-month rotation treating soldiers in hospitals and clinics in Germany. The unit is one of several from the 89th Regional Support Command to be activated. Four members of an Army Reserve medical unit based in Independence are being sent to Bosnia. The group from the 1896 Medical Detachment will spend six months in the country providing stress prevention and management support to soldiers deployed there. ______________________________________  Leadership search: Fourth finalist announced for Kansas University dean Kansas University officials have announced the fourth finalist vying to become dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Ruth H. Maki, professor and chairwoman of psychology at Texas Tech University, will meet with faculty, staff and students at 3:30 p.m. March 11 in Alderson Auditorium of the Kansas Union. Maki has been at Texas Tech since 1997. Before that, she taught at North Dakota State University from 1973 to 1996. The other finalists are:  John Lipski, head of the Spanish, Italian and Portuguese department at Pennsylvania State University, who will have a public forum at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Alderson Auditorium  Kim Wilcox, executive director of the Kansas Board of Regents, who will have a public forum at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Alderson Auditorium.  Kip Hodges, professor of geology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who had a campus visit Feb. 18. ______________________________________  Gift: Alumnus donates $1 million to Kansas State University Manhattan  A 1943 Kansas State University veterinary medicine school graduate has bequeathed $1 million to his alma mater. The gift from Roy W. Uphams will finance a training and outreach facility named for him at the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State. The new building will play host to large groups, organizations and workshops for the center. The gift also will establish an endowed professorship in Uphams’ name in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Uphams, who died in 1999, was a native of Junction City. He retired in 1983 as the director of Food Drugs and Dairy for the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Local briefs
March 3, 2002
Pilot Club antique sale raises funds for charities Twenty-seven antique dealers from across Kansas and surrounding states are peddling their wares this weekend to help raise money for the Pilot Club of Lawrence. Proceeds from ticket sales and booth rentals at the club’s antique show and sale, held semi-annually the last weekend of October and the first weekend in March, go toward community charities and annual Kansas University scholarships, said Diana Boyd, co-chairwoman of the sale and show. The sale began Friday in Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper streets, and will continue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Each year, the club sponsors two $750 KU scholarships one for a Lawrence High School student and one for a Free State High School student. The club also contributes money to the Social Service League, Special Olympics, Hospice Care and other community organizations. ______________________________________ War: Army reserve soldiers from Topeka mobilized Topeka Thirty-nine members of a Topeka-based U.S. Army reserve medical unit are being called to active duty in support of Operation Joint Guardian. The 4204th U.S. Army Hospital is made up of soldiers from Kansas, Missouri, West Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Texas and Washington. They will spend a six-month rotation treating soldiers in hospitals and clinics in Germany. The unit is one of several from the 89th Regional Support Command to be activated. Four members of an Army Reserve medical unit based in Independence are being sent to Bosnia. The group from the 1896 Medical Detachment will spend six months in the country providing stress prevention and management support to soldiers deployed there. ______________________________________ Leadership search: Fourth finalist announced for Kansas University dean Kansas University officials have announced the fourth finalist vying to become dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Ruth H. Maki, professor and chairwoman of psychology at Texas Tech University, will meet with faculty, staff and students at 3:30 p.m. March 11 in Alderson Auditorium of the Kansas Union. Maki has been at Texas Tech since 1997. Before that, she taught at North Dakota State University from 1973 to 1996. The other finalists are: John Lipski, head of the Spanish, Italian and Portuguese department at Pennsylvania State University, who will have a public forum at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Alderson Auditorium Kim Wilcox, executive director of the Kansas Board of Regents, who will have a public forum at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Alderson Auditorium. Kip Hodges, professor of geology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who had a campus visit Feb. 18. ______________________________________ Gift: Alumnus donates $1 million to Kansas State University Manhattan A 1943 Kansas State University veterinary medicine school graduate has bequeathed $1 million to his alma mater. The gift from Roy W. Uphams will finance a training and outreach facility named for him at the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State. The new building will play host to large groups, organizations and workshops for the center. The gift also will establish an endowed professorship in Uphams’ name in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Uphams, who died in 1999, was a native of Junction City. He retired in 1983 as the director of Food Drugs and Dairy for the Illinois Department of Public Health.
On the record
March 3, 2002
Law enforcement report Police reports
On the record
March 3, 2002
Jayhawk Scholars
March 3, 2002
Here is a list of Kansas University student-athletes by sport who earned at least a 3.0 grade point average during the fall semester and were named Jayhawk Scholars (boldface denotes 4.0 GPA):
What are you reading?
March 3, 2002
Toby Burgess, Free State High School student, Lawrence “I’ve been reading ‘The Theory and Practice of Go’ and ‘1984’ by George Orwell. It was recommended by a friend. It’s good so far.”
s speaker dies in crash
March 3, 2002
The speaker of the Indian Parliament’s lower house was killed today in a helicopter crash in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, a television channel reported.
To clear up confusion over settlement, change accountants before it’s too late
March 3, 2002
Because my husband and I could not settle our divorce case, we went to a hearing and the judge granted a decree that required that my ex-husband make certain payments of alimony to me and to pay other obligations including premiums on life insurance covering him which was transferred to me directly to the insurance company.
Blustery snowstorm brings fun for some, danger for others
March 3, 2002
By Mindie Paget Whizzing winds Saturday afternoon sent more than just snowflakes whirling through the atmosphere. Eight-year-old Isabella Palazzo’s new inflatable orange sled blew away, too. But chasing it down and continuing her slippery cavorts on a snow-covered hill near Memorial Stadium was well worth the effort, she said, because she wasn’t having any luck with her snowboard.
Kent suffers broken wrist
Giants’ second baseman to miss 4-to-6 weeks
March 3, 2002
San Francisco Giants second baseman Jeff Kent broke a bone in his left wrist while washing his truck and will miss 4-to-6 weeks. Kent, the 2000 NL MVP, revealed the injury to Giants trainer Stan Conte on Saturday morning after swelling and soreness set in overnight.
Condit test is Tuesday
Californians to head to polls for primary elections
March 3, 2002
As California’s primary rapidly approaches, Rep. Gary Condit faces the toughest election of his crumbled political career and Republicans wage a sharp battle for the right to take on Democratic Gov. Gray Davis.
It’s time to prepare for spring turkey season
March 3, 2002
The Kansas spring turkey season (April 10 to May 19), isn’t far away, and hunters are already making plans. Part of the preparation is getting in shape and checking all gear. Here’s a short list of how to get in top turkey hunting form before the season starts:
Director ready to defend FBI before Congress
March 3, 2002
FBI Director Robert Mueller voiced little anxiety about upcoming congressional hearings designed to probe how the nation’s federal law enforcement and intelligence services failed to anticipate the Sept. 11 terrorist assaults.
KC’s Henry sets sights high
March 3, 2002
Kansas City Royals pitcher Doug Henry is eager to get this season under way, hoping to put last year’s disaster behind him. The Royals signed him to a two-year contract before last season after he went 4-4 with a 3.79 earned run average in 72 games in 2001 with the Houston Astros and San Francisco Giants.
Judge criticizes Richardson’s firing
March 3, 2002
Arkansas has 25-30 candidates to replace Nolan Richardson, but a black state Appeals Court judge said Saturday the school could have a hard time finding a new basketball coach.
Bookstore
March 3, 2002
Briefcase
March 3, 2002
Childhood sports help girls win at work, survey says Internet: Feds open portal for youths Expenses: London executives celebrate deal with $60,000 dinner Motley Fool: Name that company
depends on what facts you select
March 3, 2002
By George Gurley A few months before 9-11, some guests at a social gathering were chortling over the malapropisms of George W. Bush. Others scowled. This exercise was petty and tiresome, they said.
Business briefs
March 3, 2002
Faces and places Ryan Hogue has been named manager of group sales for Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan.
Horoscopes
March 3, 2002
Ready to grow
New plant varieties pack a colorful punch
March 3, 2002
By Carol Boncella Not counting the ice storm and the paltry amount of moisture in the past several months, our winter hasn’t been too bad. Nonetheless, every year about this time, spring fever overtakes us. The flower and garden shows of February only add to the urgency.
Opera buffs polish skills at school
Maryland teacher shows students ‘what they’re missing,’ creates opera quiz powerhouse
March 3, 2002
Many teens might prefer to tune into the latest boy band or rap song than sit through an aria. Not those in music teacher Ron Frezzo’s class. Two of Frezzo’s high school students have taken top honors in a 3-year-old national opera quiz for teens, and several have reached the final rounds.
NBA Roundup: Kukoc gives Hawks lift in 84-81 victory over Cavs
March 3, 2002
Shareef Abdur-Rahim had a subpar game. Jason Terry was shooting bricks. Still, the Atlanta Hawks won. They can thank Toni Kukoc.
Auto Racing Roundup: Hornish cruises in Miami IRL race
March 3, 2002
In a new season with plenty of new competition, IRL champion Sam Hornish Jr. put himself in the same old position Saturday: atop the series standings. Hornish won IRL season opener, the Grand Prix of Miami, in dominating fashion. It was his fourth victory in two seasons and second straight at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Sneezing, coughing are soggy facts of life when weather turns
March 3, 2002
As annoying  COUGH  and embarrassing as it seems,  COUGH COUGH  especially in public settings like buses and audi  COUGH GASP  toriums, pardon me, I just need a second, HACK HACK HACK, whew, that’s better it’s actually a good thing to  COUGH. Um, sorry.
Horoscopes
March 3, 2002
By Jacqueline Bigar For Sunday, March 3:
Border War rematch falls on Senior Day at Missouri
March 3, 2002
By Gary Bedore It’s billed as Senior Day at Missouri. But in actuality, today is “Clarence Gilbert Day” at Hearnes Center with MU’s sweet-shooting point guard the only Tiger officially in his final season at MU.
Iguodala may reopen recruiting
March 3, 2002
Arkansas basketball signee Andre Iguodala, who says he may reopen his recruiting now that Nolan Richardson is out as UA coach, has his mind on the Illinois State High School playoffs right now.
Ottawa girls return to state
March 3, 2002
By Levi Chronister Ottawa High girls basketball coach Cliff McCullough sees a big difference between last year’s squad and this season’s. “As much as we’re the same personnel, we’re a different team,” McCullough said. “We’ve matured, and that’s the difference between last year’s team and this year’s.”
Big 12 honors to ponder
March 3, 2002
By Chuck Woodling The All-Big 12 Conference men’s basketball teams will be announced next week with Kansas University’s Drew Gooden and Kirk Hinrich virtual locks for the first team with Nick Collison and Jeff Boschee very likely to be second-team selections.
State fishing forecast now ready
Tables have been created for outlooks on 11 popular species in both lakes, reservoirs
March 3, 2002
March may have roared in like a lion, but it should be frolicking out like a lamb. For Kansas anglers that means fishing will heat up at streams, lakes, and reservoirs across the state, so it’s time to re-spool line, stock up on lures, and perform spring boat maintenance. But the best preparation is finding out where the fish are.
As war effort expands, so do dangers
We’ve said all along that it’s not over,’ Pentagon spokeswoman reminds Americans
March 3, 2002
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.
Kansas Basketball Notebook: KU hopes to ruin Gilbert’s party
Border War rematch falls on Senior Day at Missouri
March 3, 2002
By Gary Bedore It’s billed as Senior Day at Missouri. But in actuality, today is “Clarence Gilbert Day” at Hearnes Center with MU’s sweet-shooting point guard the only Tiger officially in his final season at MU.
Formula additives a boost for babies
But experts say breast milk is still best option
March 3, 2002
DHA and ARA. New parents and parents-to-be will be hearing a lot about these initials. They’re fatty acids found naturally in breast milk DHA for docosahexaenoic acid and ARA for arachidonic acid (also referred to as AA) and they’ll be appearing in baby formula for the first time in the United States this year.
Different kind of fight
Mental illness a battle families don’t need to face alone
March 3, 2002
According to the National Mental Health Assn., more than 54 million Americans suffer from mental illness. However, when taking into account the loved ones whose lives are vicariously affected, that number becomes much greater.
Briefly
March 3, 2002
HOUSTON: Mother told psychiatrist children were headed to hell Iowa: Bill-signing makes English state’s official language WASHINGTON: U.S., Libya progress toward repairing relations WASHINGTON: Bush answers Daschle on ‘failure’ of war remarks
Briefly
March 3, 2002
 Thailand: Magazine banned for article on royalty  Cuba: Hunger strikers enter fourth day  Macedonia: Suspected terrorists killed in gunfight  Moscow: Pope’s virtual visit cheered, jeered
Marcella Wolfson
March 3, 2002
Let voters decide
March 3, 2002
To the editor: Hooray for the article on ECO2 in Wednesday’s Journal World. The reporter got it right. Only Roger Pine stood for principle and voter’s rights. Others offered “deals” and some made veiled threats of voter bloc boycotts, etc. Only Roger Pine said, “Let the voters and their elected officials decide and face the consequences of inaction and non-involvement.” Everyone else wanted some kind of control over the “committee” that would “guide” and limit the actions of elected officials. One even said, “Watch out when the Greens get control of both the city and county.”
Hawks eliminate LHS - Olathe East girls 50, Lawrence 39
March 3, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Lawrence High’s girls basketball team’s improbable run at the Class 6A state tournament came to an end Saturday night. But it ended only after the Lions (9-13) mixed it up with Olathe East (14-8) for nearly 30 minutes before falling, 50-39, in a sub-state championship game at Olathe North.
Fifteenth-century history book discovered in farmhouse
March 3, 2002
Barrie Pribyl knew she had something special when she took the old book out of the farmhouse and loaded it into her car with the hundreds of others.
Feedlot owners increase vigilance
March 3, 2002
From the biggest to the smallest, Kansas feedlot operators since Sept. 11 are keeping a closer eye on the cattle in their pens and the people who come and go on their property.
Soldier killed in major attack
March 3, 2002
At least one American and three Afghan government fighters were killed in a major new offensive launched Saturday against an al-Qaida stronghold in the remote mountains of southeastern Afghanistan, according to U.S. and Afghan officials.
Arts notes
March 3, 2002
 KU student’s work explores relationship to homes  Lawrence high school musician win awards  Figure skating champs to perform in KC  State arts commission to give tips on grants  LHS Battle of Bands on Friday afternoon
Business briefs
March 3, 2002
Big 12 Roundup: Ellis saves day for Knight
Red Raider’s dunk in final second clips Baylor, 91-89
March 3, 2002
Andy Ellis ran down the court expecting to congratulate his teammate. Instead, he was in the right spot to score the game-winning basket. Ellis scored 28 points, including the putback slam of Ronald Ross’ miss with less than a second left, as Texas Tech came back to beat Baylor 91-89 on Saturday.
Maryland set for finale at Cole
March 3, 2002
The building has no air conditioning, no replay screens and no trendy concession stands. It never had a corporate name, luxury suites or loud music blaring over the public address system.
s dunk in final second clips Baylor, 91-89
March 3, 2002
Andy Ellis ran down the court expecting to congratulate his teammate. Instead, he was in the right spot to score the game-winning basket. Ellis scored 28 points, including the putback slam of Ronald Ross’ miss with less than a second left, as Texas Tech came back to beat Baylor 91-89 on Saturday.
Nature photographer finds riches in unique ecosystem
March 3, 2002
By Jan Biles Kyle Gerstner is keeping his eye on the Baker Wetlands. He’s looking for birds, mammals, reptiles, flowers, grasses, sunsets and other images that he can shoot with his Canon D30 camera.
University exhibit meditates on pre-Sept. 11 New York
March 3, 2002
By Dave Ranney Though no one has forgotten the events of Sept. 11, most of the impromptu memorials that once were fodder for the nation’s newscasts have been taken down, their urgency giving way to the impulses of a nation eager to move on. But in Lawrence, at least one memorial remains. An exhibit at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University features pre-Sept. 11 black-and-white photographs of the World Trade Center. Â Extra online-only: Additional photos.
Baseball Briefs
March 3, 2002
 Pitcher Stodolka cut by Royals  Buck has setback, remains in hospital
Baseball Briefs
March 3, 2002
Pitcher Stodolka cut by Royals Buck has setback, remains in hospital
victory
March 3, 2002
There’s rarely a dull moment with Shaq, Kobe & Crew, who have a knack for creating excitement when the regular-season grind grows tedious.
s time to prepare for spring turkey season
March 3, 2002
The Kansas spring turkey season (April 10 to May 19), isn’t far away, and hunters are already making plans. Part of the preparation is getting in shape and checking all gear. Here’s a short list of how to get in top turkey hunting form before the season starts:
Auto Racing Roundup: Hornish cruises in Miami IRL race
March 3, 2002
In a new season with plenty of new competition, IRL champion Sam Hornish Jr. put himself in the same old position Saturday: atop the series standings. Hornish won IRL season opener, the Grand Prix of Miami, in dominating fashion. It was his fourth victory in two seasons and second straight at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Ice fishing, schnapps are perfect pair
March 3, 2002
By Dave Barry The Miami Herald In last week’s column, I described my January visit to Grand Forks, N.D., and East Grand Forks, Minn., which are also called “The Grand Cities” by about six people who are hoping this name will attract more humans to the area.
U.S. planes drop leaflets encouraging villagers to turn over al-Qaida, Taliban
March 3, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 9:50 a.m.) Thousands of white strips of paper lay scattered across the dirt brown plains of Afghanistan’s eastern Paktia province Sunday, messages and warnings from the U.S.-led military coalition.
Appalling case
March 3, 2002
To the editor: I recently read the article which told of the discovery of dead bodies surrounding Brent Marsh’s funeral home. He worked in a crematorium, but never cremated any bodies. He just piled them up around his property. The investigators have found over 100 corpses in different stages of decomposition. What bothers me the most is that the crematory wasn’t licensed and didn’t have a licensed funeral director there. That was brought to the attention of the authorities many times before.
Royals shut down by Astros
March 3, 2002
Wade Miller and five relievers combined on a three-hitter as the Houston Astros defeated the Kansas City Royals, 8-1, Saturday. Miller, a 16-game winner last year, allowed one single, struck out three and walked one in three innings.
Kander, Ebb to be honored at Inge Fest
March 3, 2002
The Broadway musical team of composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb are the recipients of the 2002 Distinguished Achievement in the American Theatre Award.
Choreographers show off works
March 3, 2002
The 10th Annual Choreographer’s Showcase will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth St. Ten choreographers and more than 40 dancers will perform in styles that include modern dance, jazz, ballet, ballroom, Eastern dance and performance art.
Woods tied for second in Genuity Championship
March 3, 2002
The Genuity Championship is starting to look a lot like Tiger Woods’ historic performance in the majors two years ago. Only this time, the roles are reversed.
Unwelcome visitors can raise a spring stink
March 3, 2002
By Bruce Chladny As you drive through the community, you will start to notice that spring is in the air. It’s not because tree buds are beginning to swell or that crocus are blooming in the flower beds.
News shows list lineups
March 3, 2002
Guest lineup for today’s TV news shows.
jumps from comics to Cartoon Network tonight
March 3, 2002
Geeks. They’re everywhere these days, popping up as popular TV characters (the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” Troika), on the radio (Weezer) and even getting their own game shows, like “Beat the Geeks.”
Think you know opera? Take this test
March 3, 2002
Some first- and second-round questions and answers from the 2000-2001 ChevronTexaco Opera Quiz Kids competition: 1. The symbolism in “The Magic Flute” is believed to have been attributed to a secret society called what?
Pentagon spokeswoman reminds Americans
March 3, 2002
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.
Florida Atlantic, Murray St., Winthrop headed to NCAAs
March 3, 2002
Sidney Green needed just three seasons to take Florida Atlantic from worst to first. Raheim Brown had 19 points and eight rebounds and the Owls beat Georgia State 76-75 Saturday to win the Atlantic Sun championship and earn its first trip to the NCAA tournament.
s firing
March 3, 2002
Arkansas has 25-30 candidates to replace Nolan Richardson, but a black state Appeals Court judge said Saturday the school could have a hard time finding a new basketball coach.
rally falls short, 54-44
March 3, 2002
Michael Sudhalter The Baldwin High girls basketball team probably won’t have any love for the intentional foul after its 54-44 loss to Spring Hill in their Class 4A sub-state final on Saturday at Mill Valley High.
Briefly
March 3, 2002
 Washington: Graham apologizes for ‘72 anti-Semitic comments  Virginia: U.S. fighter jet crashes in Mediterranean, 1 dead  Rome: Suspected terrorists spoke of plans for attacks  Yemen: U.S. to supply equipment, military training to country  Los Angeles: NASA makes Pioneer 10 contact on 30th anniversary
Maryland set for finale at Cole
March 3, 2002
The building has no air conditioning, no replay screens and no trendy concession stands. It never had a corporate name, luxury suites or loud music blaring over the public address system.
Giambi homers in his first at-bat in Yankee uniform
March 3, 2002
Jason Giambi needed just a few swings to prove what the New York Yankees already knew: He’s a perfect fit in pinstripes. Giambi got off to a smashing debut for his new team, hitting a two-run homer in his very first at-bat and later launching a solo shot Saturday in a 6-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Legendary ball fields enshrined
March 3, 2002
The cry of “Play Ball!” soon will echo throughout the land. From Little Leaguers to major leaguers, the Great American Pastime again will come alive.
s gift
March 3, 2002
Officials at Robert R. Courtney’s church want to learn the full extent of the pharmacist’s criminal conduct before deciding what to do with more than $600,000 he donated, the church’s pastor said.
Colonial furniture style stays popular over time
March 3, 2002
Furniture designs from the 18th century have remained popular through the years. The first major revival of the style was in 1876, when the United States was celebrating its 100th birthday.
Arts notes
March 3, 2002
Sibling musicians plan concert at Spencer Lawrence high school student in musical Watkins Museum displays cloth dolls Theater offers spring-break program
Arts notes
March 3, 2002
KU student’s work explores relationship to homes Lawrence high school musician win awards Figure skating champs to perform in KC State arts commission to give tips on grants LHS Battle of Bands on Friday afternoon
Arts notes
March 3, 2002
KU students make ‘Star Wars’-based film KU dance faculty’s works in JCCC show Baritone to give recital at KU Children’s choirs plan concert at Free State
NBA Roundup: Kukoc gives Hawks lift in 84-81 victory over Cavs
March 3, 2002
Shareef Abdur-Rahim had a subpar game. Jason Terry was shooting bricks. Still, the Atlanta Hawks won. They can thank Toni Kukoc.
Arts notes
March 3, 2002
 Sibling musicians plan concert at Spencer  Lawrence high school student in musical  Watkins Museum displays cloth dolls  Theater offers spring-break program
Advantageous inaction
March 3, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Sometimes the things legislators don’t do are as important as the things they get done. Kansas legislators have been getting quite a bit of criticism this session for not doing certain things especially things that would require additional revenue like raising funding for public K-12 schools and higher education.
Blue Cross OK
March 3, 2002
Let voters decide
March 3, 2002
Author says it’s never too late to pursue dreams
March 3, 2002
Although more than a decade has passed since Ludima Gus Burton happened to read her first romance novel, she clearly remembers the title and author. “It was ‘Partners in Crime,’ by Anne Stuart,” she said.
Farrier gets steady work at prestigious shows
March 3, 2002
With some of the country’s best quarter horses trotting around a nearby arena, it was Terry Stever getting most of the attention at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo.
Old is new again
Fifteenth-century history book discovered in farmhouse
March 3, 2002
Barrie Pribyl knew she had something special when she took the old book out of the farmhouse and loaded it into her car with the hundreds of others.
What are you reading?
March 3, 2002
Pick exterior paint colors with care
March 3, 2002
“Bare your innermost personality to the world.” That’s exactly what you’re doing when you paint the exterior of your home. Did I just make the paint color decision worse?
Colonial furniture style stays popular over time
March 3, 2002
Furniture designs from the 18th century have remained popular through the years. The first major revival of the style was in 1876, when the United States was celebrating its 100th birthday.
Playwrights face off in Final Four
March 3, 2002
By Jan Biles Four one-act comedies by Kansas University students will duke it out during English Alternative Theatre’s annual Final Four competition. Thursday night, Charis Gallagher’s “Sugar Rush” will be pitted against Brendon O’Neill’s “In Human Years.”
Kander, Ebb to be honored at Inge Fest
March 3, 2002
The Broadway musical team of composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb are the recipients of the 2002 Distinguished Achievement in the American Theatre Award.
New Wakarusa fire station has live-in volunteer
March 3, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Thanks to the Wakarusa Township Fire Department, Nathan Jamison has a new home. Jamison, 20, is the first volunteer who will be living in Wakarusa Township’s Station No. 2 at 1230 N. opened Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by about 50 people.
Rev. Albert F. Bramble
March 3, 2002
Commuter Q & A
March 3, 2002
Newton resident found shot to death
March 3, 2002
A Newton man was shot and killed early Saturday, authorities said. The victim was identified as George Eason, 19.
Lions roar into state - Lawrence boys 62, Olathe East 57
Watkins keys late LHS run
March 3, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High erased memories of last year’s heartbreaking, season-ending loss with a 62-57 victory over Olathe East in the Class 6A sub-state boys basketball championship on Saturday night at Free State High.
Pheasant rumor was no Lost Dutchman
March 3, 2002
There’s a pocket of pheasants up in Nebraska, I was told a number of years ago by a reader willing to share some fortuitous wealth. It was a little out of the way, though, and generally overlooked by hunters bound for McCook and other officially designated hot spots.
Think you know opera? Take this test
March 3, 2002
Shuttle gets Mission Control go-ahead to continue
Problematic freon flow said to be sufficient for handling increased heat load from system during landing
March 3, 2002
NASA gave the shuttle Columbia astronauts permission Saturday to proceed with their full mission to renovate the Hubble Space Telescope despite clogged plumbing in their ship.
Nation’s midsection endures winter storm
March 3, 2002
A huge storm spread snow and ice across the middle of the nation on Saturday, canceling or delaying some flights at Dallas and Chicago and sending cars sliding into ditches and each other.
British continue investigation into mailings of caustic soda
March 3, 2002
Two prominent Britons received packages believed similar to parcels containing dangerous chemicals disguised as aromatherapy samples that were mailed to Prime Minister Tony Blair’s home and a Scottish lawmaker’s assistant, police said Saturday.
Marcella Wolfson
March 3, 2002
Services for Marcella Wolfson, 94, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Wolfson died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
s Henry sets sights high
March 3, 2002
Kansas City Royals pitcher Doug Henry is eager to get this season under way, hoping to put last year’s disaster behind him. The Royals signed him to a two-year contract before last season after he went 4-4 with a 3.79 earned run average in 72 games in 2001 with the Houston Astros and San Francisco Giants.
States banning execution of retarded people see appeals mount
March 3, 2002
At least 82 death row inmates are seeking reprieves in states that recently banned executing the mentally retarded, an inkling of the hundreds who would likely challenge their sentences if the U.S. Supreme Court finds such executions are unconstitutional.
Briefcase
March 3, 2002
 Childhood sports help girls win at work, survey says  Internet: Feds open portal for youths  Expenses: London executives celebrate deal with $60,000 dinner  Motley Fool: Name that company
Tables have been created for outlooks on 11 popular species in both lakes, reservoirs
March 3, 2002
March may have roared in like a lion, but it should be frolicking out like a lamb. For Kansas anglers that means fishing will heat up at streams, lakes, and reservoirs across the state, so it’s time to re-spool line, stock up on lures, and perform spring boat maintenance. But the best preparation is finding out where the fish are.
A
March 3, 2002
What’s happening with plans to expand the Kansas Turnpike to six lanes or more from Topeka to Kansas City? “We are doing preliminary work right now to determine the cost,” said Lisa Callahan, Kansas Turnpike Authority spokeswoman.
Rev. Albert F. Bramble
March 3, 2002
Services for the Rev. Albert F. Bramble, 88, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Bramble died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
t be made risk-free
March 3, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald I don’t have the heart  or, perhaps more accurately, the heartlessness  to beat up on a lady whose only sin was the desire to have a healthy baby. So don’t read any of what follows as a criticism of the woman  her name has not been released  who went to a geneticist to have her eggs screened for the gene that causes Alzheimer’s.
Watkins keys late LHS run
March 3, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High erased memories of last year’s heartbreaking, season-ending loss with a 62-57 victory over Olathe East in the Class 6A sub-state boys basketball championship on Saturday night at Free State High.
Travel forecast for 2002: Many Americans will stay close to home
March 3, 2002
Travel will take on a red, white and blue hue this year as vacationers increasingly opt to stay close to home, and the surge in patriotism moves many to rediscover the great sites of American history.
Home improvements can add up, tax-free
March 3, 2002
So far, 2002 hasn’t been very good for stock market investors, with all the major indexes showing losses. Maybe it’s time to look for an alternative. Have you considered a tax-free bet on real estate?
Playwrights face off in Final Four
March 3, 2002
By Jan Biles Four one-act comedies by Kansas University students will duke it out during English Alternative Theatre’s annual Final Four competition. Thursday night, Charis Gallagher’s “Sugar Rush” will be pitted against Brendon O’Neill’s “In Human Years.”
s too late
March 3, 2002
Because my husband and I could not settle our divorce case, we went to a hearing and the judge granted a decree that required that my ex-husband make certain payments of alimony to me and to pay other obligations  including premiums on life insurance covering him which was transferred to me  directly to the insurance company.
World Online report: Jayhawks cap undefeated season, 95-92
March 3, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 3:58 p.m.) Having lost five of the previous six visits to Columbia, the Kansas Jayhawks went into perhaps the toughest place on their road schedule and came out with a perfect Big 12 record. Despite going more than eight minutes in the second half without making a field goal, Kansas held on to become the only NCAA team to go undefeated in conference play.
Newton resident found shot to death
March 3, 2002
A Newton man was shot and killed early Saturday, authorities said. The victim was identified as George Eason, 19.
Advantageous inaction
March 3, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Sometimes the things legislators don’t do are as important as the things they get done. Kansas legislators have been getting quite a bit of criticism this session for not doing certain things  especially things that would require additional revenue like raising funding for public K-12 schools and higher education.
But experts say breast milk is still best option
March 3, 2002
DHA and ARA. New parents and parents-to-be will be hearing a lot about these initials. They’re fatty acids found naturally in breast milk  DHA for docosahexaenoic acid and ARA for arachidonic acid (also referred to as AA)  and they’ll be appearing in baby formula for the first time in the United States this year.
Hawks eliminate LHS - Olathe East girls 50, Lawrence 39
March 3, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Lawrence High’s girls basketball team’s improbable run at the Class 6A state tournament came to an end Saturday night. But it ended only after the Lions (9-13) mixed it up with Olathe East (14-8) for nearly 30 minutes before falling, 50-39, in a sub-state championship game at Olathe North.
Briefly
March 3, 2002
 HOUSTON: Mother told psychiatrist children were headed to hell  Iowa: Bill-signing makes English state’s official language  WASHINGTON: U.S., Libya progress toward repairing relations  WASHINGTON: Bush answers Daschle on ‘failure’ of war remarks
Briefly
March 3, 2002
Washington: Graham apologizes for ‘72 anti-Semitic comments Virginia: U.S. fighter jet crashes in Mediterranean, 1 dead Rome: Suspected terrorists spoke of plans for attacks Yemen: U.S. to supply equipment, military training to country Los Angeles: NASA makes Pioneer 10 contact on 30th anniversary
Briefly
March 3, 2002
Thailand: Magazine banned for article on royalty Cuba: Hunger strikers enter fourth day Macedonia: Suspected terrorists killed in gunfight Moscow: Pope’s virtual visit cheered, jeered
National briefs
March 3, 2002
 Washington: Democrat pans Bush on prescription drugs  Wisconsin: Jury rules mother enslaved her daughter
National briefs
March 3, 2002
Washington: Democrat pans Bush on prescription drugs Wisconsin: Jury rules mother enslaved her daughter
Lawrence commuter report
March 3, 2002
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
Lawrence commuter report
March 3, 2002
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
t win committee hearing would prohibit wage disparity between sexes
March 3, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kansas ranks 34th in the nation in pay equity between women and men, but a legislator with a bill that focuses on the problem can’t get a committee hearing on the proposal. Rep. Melany Barnes, D-Wichita, said the measure deserves a full airing. “Working families should get the money they deserve, and it would increase taxable income, which would help the state,” Barnes said.
Blustery snowstorm brings fun for some, danger for others
March 3, 2002
By Mindie Paget Whizzing winds Saturday afternoon sent more than just snowflakes whirling through the atmosphere. Eight-year-old Isabella Palazzo’s new inflatable orange sled blew away, too. But chasing it down and continuing her slippery cavorts on a snow-covered hill near Memorial Stadium was well worth the effort, she said, because she wasn’t having any luck with her snowboard.
Road more likely to be used if farther north
March 3, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Northeastern Kansans generally support completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway but will be less likely to use it the farther south it is, according to a new state-sponsored survey.
creates opera quiz powerhouse
March 3, 2002
Many teens might prefer to tune into the latest boy band or rap song than sit through an aria. Not those in music teacher Ron Frezzo’s class. Two of Frezzo’s high school students have taken top honors in a 3-year-old national opera quiz for teens, and several have reached the final rounds.
On the street
March 3, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Public Library Will Kansas University beat Mizzou and remain undefeated in the Big 12?
Military says all but 13 prisoners at Guantanamo have eaten since beginning of hunger protest
March 3, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 1:26 p.m.) Scores of captives from the Afghan war refused meals Sunday in a protest that has lasted five days, but the U.S. military said only 13 of them had kept to the hunger strike since its start.
American, allied fighters prepare for new attack
March 3, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 1:29 p.m.) U.S. bombers pounded al-Qaida and Taliban positions in the eastern mountains of Afghanistan on Sunday after a 1,500-strong coalition ground attack the day before failed to dislodge the well-armed renegades.
71 team, Jayhawks strive for perfection
March 3, 2002
By Gary Bedore Think it’s easy to go undefeated in Big 12 Conference play? Think it’s simple to night in and out lace up the Nikes and humble one’s league brethren  two meetings with all five Northern teams and one game against all six Southern foes?
s tennis falls to BYU, 5-2, slips past Utah, 4-3
March 3, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s tennis team bounced back from a 5-2 loss Friday to Brigham Young with a 4-3 victory over Utah on Saturday.
KU track nets six provisional marks
March 3, 2002
Freshman Brooklyn Hann set the Kansas University triple-jump record with a leap of 42-feet, 31*4 inches at the Alex Wilson Invitational on Saturday in South Bend, Ind. Her record-setting jump was one of five NCAA provisional marks the Jayhawks met at the Notre Dame meet.
Roy sorry for Richardson
March 3, 2002
KU coach Roy Williams feels for former Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson, who was let go on Friday.
Woodling picks all-conference specialty teams
March 3, 2002
The All-Big 12 Conference men’s basketball teams will be announced next week with Kansas University’s Drew Gooden and Kirk Hinrich virtual locks for the first team with Nick Collison and Jeff Boschee very likely to be second-team selections.
In Missouri, state agency promoting no barriers
March 3, 2002
In an ideal world there would be no barriers to prevent persons with disabilities from participating in outdoors recreation. Still, the Missouri Department of Conservation is working to assure its facilities come as close as possible to ideal for persons with disabilities.
Big 12 honors to ponder
March 3, 2002
By Chuck Woodling The All-Big 12 Conference men’s basketball teams will be announced next week with Kansas University’s Drew Gooden and Kirk Hinrich virtual locks for the first team with Nick Collison and Jeff Boschee very likely to be second-team selections.
s never too late to pursue dreams
March 3, 2002
Although more than a decade has passed since Ludima Gus Burton happened to read her first romance novel, she clearly remembers the title and author. “It was ‘Partners in Crime,’ by Anne Stuart,” she said.
Director ready to defend FBI before Congress
March 3, 2002
FBI Director Robert Mueller voiced little anxiety about upcoming congressional hearings designed to probe how the nation’s federal law enforcement and intelligence services failed to anticipate the Sept. 11 terrorist assaults.
t replace good nutrition
March 3, 2002
Looking for the fountain of youth? If you believe those television ads depicting active, healthy seniors downing cans of liquid nutritional supplements, you might be tempted to think it’s been bottled and placed on a grocery shelf near you.
Topeka girls reach state
March 3, 2002
Kansas University signee Crystal Kemp scored a game-high 24 points to lift Topeka to a 64-39 victory over Topeka Washburn Rural in the Class 6A sub-state girls basketball championship at Free State High and secure the Trojans’ first state berth since 1984.
KC Knights rebound for 107-106 victory
March 3, 2002
Pete Mickeal scored a game-high 27 points and David Vanterpool added 24 as the KC Knights rebounded from a dreadful first quarter to slip past the Indiana Legends, 107-106, in ABA basketball on Saturday at Kemper Arena.
s capital
March 3, 2002
Researchers at the first U.S.-Vietnamese conference on Agent Orange, a defoliant used by U.S. forces during the Vietnam War, said they will report “extraordinarily” high levels of cancer-causing dioxin in people living in heavily sprayed areas.
Report disputed
March 3, 2002
To the editor: As president of the Kansas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, which represents 165 not-for-profit long-term care provider organizations around the state, I am deeply disturbed by the Journal-World’s Feb. 13 article entitled “Wichita named worst city to be in a nursing home.” The headline conveys an assumption based on one company’s report on a limited set of data. It has caused unnecessary fear among present and prospective nursing home residents and their families.
British continue investigation into mailings of caustic soda
March 3, 2002
Two prominent Britons received packages believed similar to parcels containing dangerous chemicals disguised as aromatherapy samples that were mailed to Prime Minister Tony Blair’s home and a Scottish lawmaker’s assistant, police said Saturday.
Texas oilman pledges $150 million to UT
March 3, 2002
A retired Texas oilman has pledged his estate  worth an estimated $150 million  to the University of Texas, which school officials said was the largest gift ever made to a single public university.
s midsection endures winter storm
March 3, 2002
A huge storm spread snow and ice across the middle of the nation on Saturday, canceling or delaying some flights at Dallas and Chicago and sending cars sliding into ditches and each other.
Californians to head to polls for primary elections
March 3, 2002
As California’s primary rapidly approaches, Rep. Gary Condit faces the toughest election of his crumbled political career and Republicans wage a sharp battle for the right to take on Democratic Gov. Gray Davis.
National briefs
March 3, 2002
 Washington: Cheney’s daughter gets State post  Alaska: Pipeline-shooting trial ends in conviction  South Carolina: ‘Border patrols’ protest Stars and Bars display
Problematic freon flow said to be sufficient for handling increased heat load from system during landing
March 3, 2002
NASA gave the shuttle Columbia astronauts permission Saturday to proceed with their full mission to renovate the Hubble Space Telescope despite clogged plumbing in their ship.
Violence goes unquelled in India
March 3, 2002
Mob burnings, shootings and other violence between Hindus and Muslims spread through villages in India’s Gujarat state Saturday even as soldiers enforced a fearful peace in larger cities.
Suicide bomber kills self, 9 others
March 3, 2002
A Palestinian suicide bomber detonated a powerful explosive Saturday among ultra-Orthodox Jewish worshippers as they poured into the streets after sundown prayers at the end of the Sabbath. At least nine people, including several children, were killed, and more than 30 wounded.
Alleged state fair scam leads to arrests
March 3, 2002
Three Hutchinson residents were released on bond Friday after being held on theft charges stemming from investigation into a ticket scam last September at the Kansas State Fair.
Undergraduates showcase research at symposium
March 3, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Liz Riggs admits that researching a more aerodynamic recumbent bicycle is not the most profound topic, but it’s research all the same. “I’ve always been interested in research,” she said.
N.Y. firefighters get warm welcome
March 3, 2002
Two of the more than 300 New York firefighters visiting U.S. cities this weekend found a warm reception Friday in Wichita, where they thanked residents for their support in recent months.
s boundary
March 3, 2002
In A.D. 128, hundreds of soldiers from the farthest reaches of the Roman Empire were garrisoned on this remote hillside, guarding their conquests in Britain from the barbarians to the north, on the other side of their brand new wall.
Lawrence students to compete at Washburn
March 3, 2002
Music students from West and Central junior highs will compete in the Junior High/Middle School Solo Festival at the Washburn University College Music Educational National Conference on March 10.
coming to Lied
March 3, 2002
The acclaimed international opera company Teatro Lirico D’Europa will present Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto” at 7 p.m. March 10 at the Lied Center. The company made its Lied Center debut last year with “Aida.”
New Wakarusa fire station has live-in volunteer
March 3, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Thanks to the Wakarusa Township Fire Department, Nathan Jamison has a new home. Jamison, 20, is the first volunteer who will be living in Wakarusa Township’s Station No. 2 at 1230 N. opened Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by about 50 people.
You can check quality of Kansas nursing homes
March 3, 2002
A group of people in our community is interested in learning more about the quality of nursing home care in Kansas and how nursing homes in our area compare with others across the state.
Sound off
March 3, 2002
When is spring break for Lawrence schools? Spring recess is from March 18 to March 22, but parent-teacher conferences lengthen the vacation for students. Kindergarten through sixth grade have no classes March 14-15, and grades seven-12 do not meet March 15 to allow time for parent-teacher conferences as well.
KU Continuing Education offers training
March 3, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Kansas University Continuing Education  it’s not just about the study of East Asian folklore or an introduction to Latin anymore. The department and its first-year dean mean business.
Pick exterior paint colors with care
March 3, 2002
“Bare your innermost personality to the world.” That’s exactly what you’re doing when you paint the exterior of your home. Did I just make the paint color decision worse?
County commission briefs
March 3, 2002
Agenda highlights 9 a.m. Monday 1100 Mass.
New plant varieties pack a colorful punch
March 3, 2002
By Carol Boncella Not counting the ice storm and the paltry amount of moisture in the past several months, our winter hasn’t been too bad. Nonetheless, every year about this time, spring fever overtakes us. The flower and garden shows of February only add to the urgency.
County commission briefs
March 3, 2002
Agenda highlights  9 a.m. Monday  1100 Mass.
Survey: Bypass generally favored
Road more likely to be used if farther north; environmental concerns play surprisingly big role
March 3, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Northeastern Kansans generally support completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway but will be less likely to use it the farther south it is, according to a new state-sponsored survey.
Top 25 Roundup: Kentucky clips Gators
Late three pushes No. 11 ‘Cats past No. 8 Florida
March 3, 2002
Gerald Fitch made an impact in his first game back with No. 11 Kentucky. The sophomore guard, who was held out of the last three games for disciplinary reasons, hit a 3-pointer with 33 seconds to play as the Wildcats rallied to beat No. 8 Florida 70-67 on Saturday.