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Kansas House delays action on research bill
March 6, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 12:39 p.m.) The Kansas House on Wednesday was scheduled to vote on a bill that would help finance the construction of research facilities at Kansas University, Kansas State University and Wichita State University.
German military says five soldiers killed in ordnance accident
March 6, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 10:04 a.m.) Anti-aircraft missiles that peacekeepers in the Afghan capital Kabul were trying to defuse exploded Wednesday, killing two German and three Danish soldiers, the top officer in the Germany military said.
Commander: Hundreds of al-Qaida killed
U.S. in dominant position in battle
March 6, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 6:58 a.m.) U.S.-led coalition troops killed hundreds of al-Qaida and Taliban forces in the opening days of the biggest joint offensive in the Afghan war and have assumed the “dominant” position in the battle, the U.S. commander said Wednesday.
Guess the gadgets
Sure, we can manage without the latest kitchen tools, but who’d want to?
March 6, 2002
Is there a cook among us who isn’t a gadget junkie? Our idea of the perfect Saturday afternoon is hanging out in a kitchen shop checking the latest tools. In our kitchens, you’ll find drawers stuffed with olive pitters, chicken pluckers and truffle brushes.
Vegetable gardeners can sow the seeds of early spring
March 6, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger The weather in recent days should be a timely reminder of the challenges of early-season gardening in this part of the world. Although the forecast calls for temperatures in the 60s this week, let’s not forget that we were scraping ice off our windshields Saturday.
Jayni’ takes tasty trip to Casablanca
March 6, 2002
“Jayni’s Kitchen” will visit Casablanca Restaurant this week to sample some ethnic cuisine. Restaurant owner Rick Yameen and host Jayni Carey, right, will prepare Middle Eastern classics, including the recipe below.
Goodwill building focus on job training
March 6, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Boston-based Goodwill Industries is celebrating its 100th birthday this year by giving the gift of a helping hand to those who are looking for work. The $2 billion nonprofit corporation, with 1,800 locations, is expanding its job placement services and hopes to broaden its public image beyond that of a place to dump old clothes.
Horoscopes
March 6, 2002
Bush imposes steel tariffs
Move expected to increase prices on several products
March 6, 2002
President Bush on Tuesday slapped punishing tariffs of 8 percent to 30 percent on several types of imported steel in an effort to aid the ailing U.S. industry, drawing criticism from American allies and mixed reviews in Congress.
Group studying option for luring tenant to East Hills
March 6, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The nonprofit group that manages the East Hills Business Park is exploring plans to build a new speculative industrial building to increase the park’s chances of landing new businesses.
Commission gives OK to 31st and Iowa plans
3-2 vote clears way for Home Depot
March 6, 2002
By Joel Mathis After three years of starts and stops, Home Depot’s quest to build a store at 31st and Iowa streets appears to be started again. A split Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday approved street improvements to be made in connection with construction of the home improvement store at the location. Extra online-only: Vote in the poll
Coalition mounts ferocious counter
Several hundred Taliban and al-Qaida troops reported dead
March 6, 2002
As U.S. troops poured from the belly of a Chinook helicopter, a rocket-propelled grenade fired by the al-Qaida hit the craft and American forces scurried back aboard and took off. A head count showed someone was missing.
Patricia Ann French
March 6, 2002
Charles Laverne Colson
March 6, 2002
Ruth Hunter
March 6, 2002
Barbara ‘Suki’ van Meter Hinman
March 6, 2002
Stovall shares campaign goals with KU Republicans
March 6, 2002
By Mindie Paget Kansas Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall was beginning to look forward to getting out of public service after seven years. But then Sept. 11 happened, and she saw people reaching out for elected officials they could trust. She decided perhaps it wasn’t time to leave government yet, she told a group of about 40 Kansas University College Republicans Tuesday night.
Sheriff: Shooting a ‘tragic accident’
March 6, 2002
By Mike Belt The woman who died Monday after relatives drove her to a Lawrence fire station for help was mortally wounded by a gunshot blast while hunting rabbits, Douglas County Sheriff Rick Trapp said.
Students want stamp honoring nation’s first female mayor
March 6, 2002
She was nominated for mayor of Argonia as a prank by men who wanted women out of government. But the plan that backfired back in 1887 made Susanna Madora Salter the nation’s first woman elected mayor.
Study cites danger to children in trucks
March 6, 2002
Children riding in the rear seat of compact extended cab pickups are almost five times as likely to be injured in a crash as children riding in the back seats of other vehicles, a study says.
Effect of pharmacist’s guilty plea on civil litigation under debate
March 6, 2002
The guilty plea by the pharmacist who diluted cancer medication is likely to bolster drug companies’ defense that Robert R. Courtney is solely responsible, a legal scholar said.
Vital meds
March 6, 2002
NBA Roundup: Wizards winning without Jordan
Washington drops Chicago for second straight victory
March 6, 2002
Reserve Courtney Alexander scored 26 points as the Washington Wizards won their second straight without Michael Jordan, beating the Chicago Bulls 115-90 Tuesday night.
TV offers double dose of harsh reality
NBC, HBO movies revisit Matthew Shepard murder, aftermath
March 6, 2002
Two new television movies about the murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard are a reminder of how mean-spirited the world can be but enough about NBC scheduling its “The Matthew Shepard Story” against HBO’s “The Laramie Project.”
Airline contract settles two-year dispute
March 6, 2002
United Airlines mechanics and aircraft cleaners approved a contract Tuesday that will give them their first raise since 1994 and end a bitter two-year dispute. The contract was ratified by 59 percent of the voting membership, union officials said.
DePaul’s Kennedy resigns
Coach out after dismal 9-19 season
March 6, 2002
Saying the passion and enthusiasm he’d once had for his job was gone, DePaul coach Pat Kennedy resigned Tuesday. “If you finally get to the point where the passion and drive is not there, it might be best to just step away,” Kennedy said Tuesday.
Mets blank KC on one-hitter
March 6, 2002
John Valentin is making a strong claim to be on the New York Mets’ opening-day roster. Valentin, who has appeared at a few positions already this spring, played first base on Tuesday and doubled in the Mets’ 4-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
6News video report: City commissioners sign off on Home Depots traffic improvement plans
March 6, 2002
Alison Mann reports on the approval given to the Home Depot developers by Lawrence City Commissioners.
Area briefs
March 6, 2002
 Police investigate incidents at elementaries, junior highs  Comedy club owner admits to role in KC cocaine ring
Area briefs
March 6, 2002
Police investigate incidents at elementaries, junior highs Comedy club owner admits to role in KC cocaine ring
Charles Laverne Colson
March 6, 2002
Overbrook  Memorial services for Charles Laverne Colson, 64, formerly of Overbrook, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Overbrook. Cremation and private burial are planned. Mr. Colson died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at his winter home in San Juan, Tex.
City Commission Briefs
March 6, 2002
 Gas station site OK’d for Sixth and Lawrence  Airplane manufacturer leases space at airport
City Commission Briefs
March 6, 2002
Gas station site OK’d for Sixth and Lawrence Airplane manufacturer leases space at airport
Crowe squawking again
March 6, 2002
What does a star have to do to get a poem on the air? Actor Russell Crowe who was reportedly enraged and then apologetic after a poem was cut from the British broadcast of his acceptance speech at the British Academy Film Awards was annoyed all over again when the verse was cut from the broadcast in his native Australia, news reports said Tuesday.
Gayle Jean Parker
March 6, 2002
Jean Martin
March 6, 2002
Nation Briefs
March 6, 2002
Georgia: Crematory charges rise Boston: Archdiocese reaches abuse settlement Miami: Cruise ship stewardess rescued from ocean Washington, D.C.: Drug maker offers $12 prescriptions
Nation Briefs
March 6, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Tourism hopes pinned on blossoms of spring Arkansas: Cockpit fire forces emergency landing Michigan: Suspect arrested in courthouse killings Houston: Judge approves Enron severance
On the record
March 6, 2002
Patricia Ann French
March 6, 2002
Services for Patricia Ann French, 62, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. French died Monday, March 4, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Profit motive
March 6, 2002
Ruth Hunter
March 6, 2002
Amarillo, Tex. Â Graveside services for Ruth Hunter, 86, Amarillo, Tex., were at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Llano Cemetery, Amarillo. Mrs. Hunter died Saturday, March 2, 2002, in Amarillo.
State Briefs
March 6, 2002
 Newton: Charges pending in fatal shooting  Kansas City, Mo.: Kansas City teen probed in child’s death  HUTCHINSON: Hearing set in alleged state fair ticket scam
State Briefs
March 6, 2002
Newton: Charges pending in fatal shooting Kansas City, Mo.: Kansas City teen probed in child’s death HUTCHINSON: Hearing set in alleged state fair ticket scam
Support needed
March 6, 2002
To the editor: The “Coaching dilemma” described in the Feb. 28 J-W editorial) does not consist of Coach Marian Washington’s poor Big 12 season, but of Washington’s treatment during the past three decades! The conduct of earlier athletics administrations toward women’s sports, which necessitated two Title IX investigations and other threatened litigation, is largely responsible for the current situation. As an 11-year member on the Kansas University Athletics Board, many years on the finance committee, I can testify to the poor financing of these sports. Even when we raised money for urgently needed equipment, the money was placed into the regular budget, and the equipment could not be bought. We are having a poor season because Washington lost her top recruiting coaches in 1997 and 1998 because Athletics would not pay them the salaries they could obtain at other top Big 12 institutions. Thus, Washington had to rebuild her coaching staff. She was successful. Coaches Pam De Costa, Lynette Woodard and Maggie Mahood have brought in a 2002 class that is ranked 12th (of more than 300 Division I schools) in the country.
To lawmakers
March 6, 2002
Vital meds
March 6, 2002
To the editor: I would like to thank reporter Dave Ranney for his article “Drug Program at Risk of Cuts” (Friday) that put a human face on the consequences that our low-income mentally ill citizens of Douglas County will suffer should the state of Kansas proceed with its proposed elimination of the MediKan and General Assistance Programs on July 1.
Jayhawks scare Texas but tumble, 63-61
March 6, 2002
By Chuck Woodling They didn’t shoot so good, they didn’t rebound so well and they didn’t play such great defense during their season from hell. Still, Kansas, the worst team in Big 12 Conference women’s basketball history, went out on a positive note Tuesday.
Washington receives support from Bohl
March 6, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Beleaguered Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington received a vote of confidence from KU athletic director Al Bohl on Tuesday. “Marian Washington will be our head basketball coach next year,” Bohl said following the Jayhawks’ 63-61 loss to Texas in the Big 12 Conference tournament.
KU conference sheds light on tuition woes
March 6, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Guidance counselor Julie Worth said the high school students she advises will feel the effects of planned university tuition increases, but she’s not sure Kansas University will take a major enrollment hit.
KU golfers tie for 16th
March 6, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s golf team tied for 16th out of 18 teams at the Verizon “Mo”Morial Invitational on Tuesday at Briarcrest CC.
Births
March 6, 2002
Heather and Adam Bridges, Tonganoxie, a boy, Monday. Steve Shoun and Jessica Wicker, Lawrence, a boy, Monday.
Goodwill building focus on job training
March 6, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Boston-based Goodwill Industries is celebrating its 100th birthday this year by giving the gift of a helping hand to those who are looking for work. The $2 billion nonprofit corporation, with 1,800 locations, is expanding its job placement services and hopes to broaden its public image beyond that of a place to dump old clothes.
s Stevens wins at Metro Classic
March 6, 2002
Free State High senior wrestler Justin Stevens, Class 6A state runner-up at 189 pounds, defeated Jared Opp, 5-3, at the 10th annual Kansas City Metro Classic on Tuesday at Kansas City (Kan.) CC.
6Sports video report: Jayhawk women take close loss
March 6, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawk women’s basketball loss to the University of Texas Longhorns in the opening day of the Big 12 Tournament.
Lions expect tough test from Wichita West
March 6, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Somehow Lawrence High and Wichita West dodged each other at the Topeka Invitational in mid-January at Topeka West. LHS boys basketball coach Chris Davis does remember being impressed during the brief time he saw the Pioneers play Topeka High in the first round of the tournament.
Neighbors of bombing victims disturbed by event
March 6, 2002
By Mike Belt Lloyd Haas Sr. likes to talk even brag. But he also is ready and willing to help a neighbor. Haas’ wife, Karen, is quieter than her husband, but friendly. That’s how neighbors described the couple injured in a mysterious explosion early Sunday that tore through their rural Lawrence home, 1808 N. 1100 Road.
Wife who killed husband wants conviction expunged
March 6, 2002
A woman who served 15 years in prison for shooting her broadcast executive husband as he slept in 1977 has asked the Kansas Supreme Court to take the conviction off her record. Milda Sandstrom, who lives and works in Phoenix under her maiden name, Jo M. Jackson, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison but released in 1992.
Nation Briefs
March 6, 2002
 Georgia: Crematory charges rise  Boston: Archdiocese reaches abuse settlement  Miami: Cruise ship stewardess rescued from ocean  Washington, D.C.: Drug maker offers $12 prescriptions
Local briefs
March 6, 2002
 Counseling center faces drop in donations Headquarters Counseling Center is contending with a lack of funding, a change that part-time director development director Wendy Leedy attributes to a drop in donations. The center’s annual membership drive has yielded $5,600, down from $10,500 the year before. To become a Headquarters Counseling Center volunteer, Lauren, whose last name is withheld for privacy reasons, works through training materials at the center at 1419 Mass. ____________________________________  Parking: Task force discusses World Company proposal A mayoral task force met Tuesday to discuss The World Company’s offer to donate land in the 600 block of New Hampshire Street  and lease half the spots  in exchange for city financing of a new 750-spot parking garage that would cost $9.79 million. Committee members said they want to see information about the parking needs on the north end of downtown, effects on traffic, maintenance costs and other information. Kirk McClure, a Kansas University associate professor and committee member, said it appeared to him the project would amount to taxpayer funding of World Company parking. But Ralph Gage, World Company general manager, said the lot would get used by customers and employees of other downtown businesses. The committee meets next at 3 p.m. March 25. The World Company owns the Journal-World. ____________________________________  Accident: Cattle truck fire forces turnpike lane closings The westbound lanes of Interstate 70 were shut down a couple of times Monday night so cattle could be rounded up after the truck they were traveling in caught fire, the Kansas Turnpike Patrol said. Shortly before 10 p.m. a bearing in the front axle of the truck, a semi-tractor trailer, caught fire and flames spread to the trailer, a turnpike patrol dispatcher said. The truck, owned by National Carrier, Liberal, was brought to a stop by the driver about 2.5 miles east of the Shawnee-Douglas counties line, a report said. The driver, who was unhurt, was identified as Buford Pierce, 47, Carrollton, Mo. Turnpike maintenance personnel were called to the scene to round up the cattle. ____________________________________  Kansas University: Audio-Reader adds Spanish-language paper Audio-Reader Network, the Kansas University-based service that provides broadcasts of newspapers, books and magazines for the sight-impaired, has added a Spanish-language newspaper to its repertoire. Listeners now can access Dos Mundos, an English-Spanish newspaper published in Kansas City, Mo., through the Telephone Reader system at (800) 772-8898. Audio-Reader also has added the New York Times and Wrestling USA magazine to its offerings. It now has two state and two national newspapers broadcast statewide, and more than 63 newspapers that are broadcast in regions of the state. ____________________________________  Housing: Tenants to Homeowners Inc. awarded $50,000 grant The Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka’s Affordable Housing Program has awarded $50,000 to a local agency that helps low-income homebuyers afford their first homes. The grant will allow Tenants to Homeowners Inc. to provide its clients with $2,500 in additional financing toward their first home purchase. The funding will assist Lawrence families who are income-eligible for the Homeowners Out Of Tenants, or HOOT program. Tenants to Homeowners buys, builds and rehabilitates homes, then sells them to low- and moderate-income first time buyers. It also provides credit counseling and free First Time Homebuyers Workshops. The next workshop will be from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the United Way Center, 2518 Ridge Court.
U.S. in dominant position in battle
March 6, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 6:58 a.m.) U.S.-led coalition troops killed hundreds of al-Qaida and Taliban forces in the opening days of the biggest joint offensive in the Afghan war and have assumed the “dominant” position in the battle, the U.S. commander said Wednesday.
U.S. warned of suicide hijackings in 1995
March 6, 2002
Six years before suicide hijackers attacked the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the FBI was alerted that Middle Eastern pilots were training at U.S. flight schools and at least one had proposed dive-bombing a jetliner into a federal building, according to documents and interviews with Filipino and U.S. authorities.
New research likens risk to living with a smoker
March 6, 2002
Long-term exposure to the air pollution in some of America’s biggest metropolitan areas significantly raises the risk of dying from lung cancer and is about as dangerous as living with a smoker, a study of a half-million people found.
Text of Graves veto message on Senate redistricting bill
March 6, 2002
Here is the text of Gov. Bill Graves’ veto message on a bill redrawing Kansas Senate districts:
Washington receives support from Bohl
March 6, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Beleaguered Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington received a vote of confidence from KU athletic director Al Bohl on Tuesday. “Marian Washington will be our head basketball coach next year,” Bohl said following the Jayhawks’ 63-61 loss to Texas in the Big 12 Conference tournament.
Gayle Jean Parker
March 6, 2002
Merriam  Graveside services for Gayle Jean Parker, 67, Olathe, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Antioch Cemetery, Merriam. Mrs. Parker died Monday, March 4, 2002, at her home.
Local briefs
March 6, 2002
Counseling center faces drop in donations Headquarters Counseling Center is contending with a lack of funding, a change that part-time director development director Wendy Leedy attributes to a drop in donations. The center’s annual membership drive has yielded $5,600, down from $10,500 the year before. To become a Headquarters Counseling Center volunteer, Lauren, whose last name is withheld for privacy reasons, works through training materials at the center at 1419 Mass. ____________________________________ Parking: Task force discusses World Company proposal A mayoral task force met Tuesday to discuss The World Company’s offer to donate land in the 600 block of New Hampshire Street and lease half the spots in exchange for city financing of a new 750-spot parking garage that would cost $9.79 million. Committee members said they want to see information about the parking needs on the north end of downtown, effects on traffic, maintenance costs and other information. Kirk McClure, a Kansas University associate professor and committee member, said it appeared to him the project would amount to taxpayer funding of World Company parking. But Ralph Gage, World Company general manager, said the lot would get used by customers and employees of other downtown businesses. The committee meets next at 3 p.m. March 25. The World Company owns the Journal-World. ____________________________________ Accident: Cattle truck fire forces turnpike lane closings The westbound lanes of Interstate 70 were shut down a couple of times Monday night so cattle could be rounded up after the truck they were traveling in caught fire, the Kansas Turnpike Patrol said. Shortly before 10 p.m. a bearing in the front axle of the truck, a semi-tractor trailer, caught fire and flames spread to the trailer, a turnpike patrol dispatcher said. The truck, owned by National Carrier, Liberal, was brought to a stop by the driver about 2.5 miles east of the Shawnee-Douglas counties line, a report said. The driver, who was unhurt, was identified as Buford Pierce, 47, Carrollton, Mo. Turnpike maintenance personnel were called to the scene to round up the cattle. ____________________________________ Kansas University: Audio-Reader adds Spanish-language paper Audio-Reader Network, the Kansas University-based service that provides broadcasts of newspapers, books and magazines for the sight-impaired, has added a Spanish-language newspaper to its repertoire. Listeners now can access Dos Mundos, an English-Spanish newspaper published in Kansas City, Mo., through the Telephone Reader system at (800) 772-8898. Audio-Reader also has added the New York Times and Wrestling USA magazine to its offerings. It now has two state and two national newspapers broadcast statewide, and more than 63 newspapers that are broadcast in regions of the state. ____________________________________ Housing: Tenants to Homeowners Inc. awarded $50,000 grant The Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka’s Affordable Housing Program has awarded $50,000 to a local agency that helps low-income homebuyers afford their first homes. The grant will allow Tenants to Homeowners Inc. to provide its clients with $2,500 in additional financing toward their first home purchase. The funding will assist Lawrence families who are income-eligible for the Homeowners Out Of Tenants, or HOOT program. Tenants to Homeowners buys, builds and rehabilitates homes, then sells them to low- and moderate-income first time buyers. It also provides credit counseling and free First Time Homebuyers Workshops. The next workshop will be from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the United Way Center, 2518 Ridge Court.
On the record
March 6, 2002
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
Kevin R. Atterberry
March 6, 2002
Sound off
March 6, 2002
Isn’t Lindsay Douglas, who finished runner-up in the Miss USA Pageant, the same Kansas University student whose purse was taken by KU football players Mario Kinsey and Reggie Duncan? Yes. However, Kinsey is no longer a member of the KU football team. Kinsey was dismissed for failure to comply with KU athletic department standards and transferred to Sam Houston State University.
s Gooden player of year in conference
March 6, 2002
By Gary Bedore Before long, Drew Gooden will know what it’s like to be rich. That’s only fair, because the Kansas University junior forward/future NBA lottery pick, who on Tuesday was named Associated Press Big 12 basketball player of the year in a unanimous vote, darn well knows what it’s like to be poor.
Graves uses veto pen on Senate redistricting
March 6, 2002
By Scott Rothschild In a move widely viewed as a bailout of his moderate Republican allies, Gov. Bill Graves on Tuesday vetoed a Senate redistricting plan that had been passed by a coalition of Democrats and conservative Republicans. Â Extra online-only: Text of governor’s veto message
Several hundred Taliban and al-Qaida troops reported dead
March 6, 2002
As U.S. troops poured from the belly of a Chinook helicopter, a rocket-propelled grenade fired by the al-Qaida hit the craft and American forces scurried back aboard and took off. A head count showed someone was missing.
Ottawa girls top seed for 4A tourney
March 6, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Ottawa High’s girls basketball team hopes to save the celebration for this weekend in Salina. The Cyclones were somewhat subdued after advancing to state with a 54-43 victory over Iola in the sub-state championship on Saturday.
Committee endorses steep cuts
March 6, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district’s budget committee Tuesday endorsed $2.8 million in fee increases and budget cuts. It constitutes Phase I of a two-part plan to identify up to $5 million in adjustments Supt. Randy Weseman says he believes could be necessary to meet expenses and award teachers a pay raise in 2002-2003.
Tribal congress opposes trafficway
March 6, 2002
By Mark Fagan Opponents of the South Lawrence Trafficway say a newly minted resolution means more than 500 American Indian tribes support efforts to block the road’s construction. But federal officials say they still prefer to hear from each tribe individually before deciding if the bypass should be built through the Baker Wetlands.
Graves uses veto pen on Senate redistricting
March 6, 2002
By Scott Rothschild In a move widely viewed as a bailout of his moderate Republican allies, Gov. Bill Graves on Tuesday vetoed a Senate redistricting plan that had been passed by a coalition of Democrats and conservative Republicans. Extra online-only: Text of governor’s veto message
Daily ticker
March 6, 2002
People
March 6, 2002
Flight of fancy Julia Child recovering Stray Cat abandoned Reeve endorses research
rooted in Sunflower State
March 6, 2002
By Susan Krumm In past years I remember a special day, celebrated in March, known as Bake and Take Day. Is this day still observed?
Kevin R. Atterberry
March 6, 2002
Services for Kevin R. Atterberry, 43, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Atterberry died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at his home.
Renewable energy bills die in committee
March 6, 2002
Measures aimed at boosting renewable energy sources are probably dead for the 2002 legislative session. Charles Benjamin, an attorney with the Kansas chapter of the Sierra Club, said he was disappointed the bills weren’t successful but confident that lawmakers would see the light.
s guilty plea on civil litigation under debate
March 6, 2002
The guilty plea by the pharmacist who diluted cancer medication is likely to bolster drug companies’ defense that Robert R. Courtney is solely responsible, a legal scholar said.
Airline contract settles two-year dispute
March 6, 2002
United Airlines mechanics and aircraft cleaners approved a contract Tuesday that will give them their first raise since 1994 and end a bitter two-year dispute. The contract was ratified by 59 percent of the voting membership, union officials said.
Jean Martin
March 6, 2002
Eudora  Services for Jean Martin, 75, Olathe, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Church of Christ, Eudora. Burial will be in Eudora Cemetery. Mrs. Martin died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
German military says five soldiers killed in ordnance accident
March 6, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 10:04 a.m.) Anti-aircraft missiles that peacekeepers in the Afghan capital Kabul were trying to defuse exploded Wednesday, killing two German and three Danish soldiers, the top officer in the Germany military said.
Sandwich first to star at annual bake-off
March 6, 2002
The Earl of Sandwich would be proud. For the first time in 53 years, a sandwich won the grand prize at the Pillsbury Quick and Easy Bake-Off. But this is no ordinary sandwich. Denise Yennie’s prize-winning sandwich had what judges deemed star quality.
d want to?
March 6, 2002
Is there a cook among us who isn’t a gadget junkie? Our idea of the perfect Saturday afternoon is hanging out in a kitchen shop checking the latest tools. In our kitchens, you’ll find drawers stuffed with olive pitters, chicken pluckers and truffle brushes.
Nation Briefs
March 6, 2002
 Washington, D.C.: Tourism hopes pinned on blossoms of spring  Arkansas: Cockpit fire forces emergency landing  Michigan: Suspect arrested in courthouse killings  Houston: Judge approves Enron severance
Tomatoes touted as cancer fighters
March 6, 2002
A diet rich in tomato sauce, ketchup and other tomato-based products containing a powerful antioxidant can lower the risk of prostate cancer, a new study says.
Kansas City diocese settled priest abuse claim
March 6, 2002
Amid growing pressure on the Catholic Church to rid itself of pedophiles, the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph said Monday it paid $25,000 in 1996 to settle a sexual abuse claim against a priest.
Stores, traffic
March 6, 2002
To the editor: In response to George Lauppe’s letter: I appreciate the time that you took to count semis traveling on 23rd Street. I imagine that was a daunting task! But, I don’t believe that we need the South Lawrence Trafficway to alleviate the problems on 23rd Street. Where are all the semis on 23rd Street going? I bet they are going to McDonald’s, Burger King, Hobby Lobby, Dillons, Westlake Hardware, Long John Silver’s, Cork and Barrel … you name the store or restaurant and you probably have a semi going there.
Opportunism?
March 6, 2002
To the editor: Reading about the Kansas initiative to establish a school to train intelligence analysts, I’m reminded of the health warnings on cigarette cartons. Having served as a military analyst for a number of years, one of the baneful conclusions I discovered was that good intelligence rarely leads to wise policy decisions. We know that certain policies are cancerous (placing economic considerations above political and moral, shallow superpower pretensions, continued dependence on foreign oil and subsequent shortsighted policies in oil-producing nations, a pro-Israeli stance, indiscriminate weapon sales etc…), but they lack the courage, humility and wisdom to change our behavior. Alas, beneath the seeming good intentions to better educate our policymakers, this initiative smells of post 9-11 opportunism.
To lawmakers
March 6, 2002
To the editor: It appears our Legislature in Topeka seems to think they know better as to how Kansans should be conducting their personal and business lives. A couple of recent proposals, which fortunately will not see the light of day, are good examples. The bill telling us how we must conduct ourselves regarding marriage and divorce shows us how some members of our Legislature seem to think we need their assistance in our personal lives. A further example of the state of affairs in Topeka regards the bill telling employers how much they need to compensate their employees. I also noted they would like employers to keep records of this compensation and submit them to the state for apparent approval.
Wife who killed husband wants conviction expunged
March 6, 2002
A woman who served 15 years in prison for shooting her broadcast executive husband as he slept in 1977 has asked the Kansas Supreme Court to take the conviction off her record. Milda Sandstrom, who lives and works in Phoenix under her maiden name, Jo M. Jackson, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison but released in 1992.
Lions expect tough test from Wichita West
March 6, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Somehow Lawrence High and Wichita West dodged each other at the Topeka Invitational in mid-January at Topeka West. LHS boys basketball coach Chris Davis does remember being impressed during the brief time he saw the Pioneers play Topeka High in the first round of the tournament.
Ottawa girls top seed for 4A tourney
March 6, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Ottawa High’s girls basketball team hopes to save the celebration for this weekend in Salina. The Cyclones were somewhat subdued after advancing to state with a 54-43 victory over Iola in the sub-state championship on Saturday.
Absent gubernatorial candidates mystify state water officials
Stovall is sole attendee of governor hopefuls at water issues forum
March 6, 2002
By Dave Ranney Though all four of the state’s gubernatorial candidates were invited, only Kansas Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall showed at a public forum in Lawrence on Kansas water issues. The three empty chairs did not go unnoticed.
Campaign reform faces stall tactics
March 6, 2002
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Of the missionaries who went to Hawaii in search of lost souls and once on the islands found immense personal wealth for themselves, James Michener observed they “came to do good and did very well indeed.”
Strong finish fuels optimism for LHS girls
March 6, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus With its top four scorers underclassmen, Lawrence High’s girls basketball team wasted little time thinking about the 2002-03 season following Saturday’s 50-39 loss to Olathe East in the Class 6A sub-state final.
Hayden suggests more water funds
March 6, 2002
By Dave Ranney If Kansas hopes to protect and preserve its waters, it’s going to have to spend a lot more money on the effort, former Gov. Mike Hayden said Tuesday. “If we don’t, our future is diminished,” he said, addressing more than 200 water officials for the 19th Annual Water and the Future of Kansas Conference at the Lawrence Holidome.
Headquarters’ donations drop
March 6, 2002
By Dave Ranney These are lean times for Headquarters Counseling Center, 1419 Mass. “We’ve seen a significant decrease in donations,” said Wendy Leedy, the center’s part-time development director.
County Agenda
Sprinklers considered for courthouse
March 6, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:30 p.m. today 11th and Massachusetts
You study, you pay
March 6, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Kansas universities’ long-standing reputation as an excellent educational “bargain” needs a painful modernization.
Lies not needed to sell America
March 6, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group It’s no surprise to find the Defense Department on the Defensive. It’s in the job description. I just hate to see them suffering from self-inflicted wounds.
Support needed
March 6, 2002
Kansas City diocese settled priest abuse claim
March 6, 2002
Amid growing pressure on the Catholic Church to rid itself of pedophiles, the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph said Monday it paid $25,000 in 1996 to settle a sexual abuse claim against a priest.
Renewable energy bills die in committee
March 6, 2002
Measures aimed at boosting renewable energy sources are probably dead for the 2002 legislative session. Charles Benjamin, an attorney with the Kansas chapter of the Sierra Club, said he was disappointed the bills weren’t successful but confident that lawmakers would see the light.
U.S. warned of suicide hijackings in 1995
March 6, 2002
Six years before suicide hijackers attacked the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the FBI was alerted that Middle Eastern pilots were training at U.S. flight schools and at least one had proposed dive-bombing a jetliner into a federal building, according to documents and interviews with Filipino and U.S. authorities.
Condit loses primary to former aide
March 6, 2002
Rep. Gary Condit lost to a former aide in Tuesday’s Democratic primary after an underdog campaign in which he couldn’t shake free of the scandal over a missing Washington intern. Assemblyman Dennis Cardoza pulled away in the closely watched race, leading 2-to-1 everywhere but in Condit’s home county.
Tomatoes touted as cancer fighters
March 6, 2002
A diet rich in tomato sauce, ketchup and other tomato-based products containing a powerful antioxidant can lower the risk of prostate cancer, a new study says.
Big 12’s best
KU’s Gooden player of year in conference
March 6, 2002
By Gary Bedore Before long, Drew Gooden will know what it’s like to be rich. That’s only fair, because the Kansas University junior forward/future NBA lottery pick, who on Tuesday was named Associated Press Big 12 basketball player of the year in a unanimous vote, darn well knows what it’s like to be poor.
Koppel defends ‘Nightline’
March 6, 2002
With the future of “Nightline” threatened, host Ted Koppel fought back Tuesday by saying it was malicious for an unidentified ABC executive to refer to the show as irrelevant. Another veteran ABC News star, Barbara Walters, came to Koppel’s defense.
Western Kentucky captures Sun Belt title
March 6, 2002
Chris Marcus scored 24 points, including 11 straight in the final 412 minutes, to lead No. 18 Western Kentucky to a 76-70 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette in the Sun Belt tournament championship on Tuesday night.
Free State’s Stevens wins at Metro Classic
March 6, 2002
Free State High senior wrestler Justin Stevens, Class 6A state runner-up at 189 pounds, defeated Jared Opp, 5-3, at the 10th annual Kansas City Metro Classic on Tuesday at Kansas City (Kan.) CC.
Committee endorses steep cuts
March 6, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district’s budget committee Tuesday endorsed $2.8 million in fee increases and budget cuts. It constitutes Phase I of a two-part plan to identify up to $5 million in adjustments Supt. Randy Weseman says he believes could be necessary to meet expenses and award teachers a pay raise in 2002-2003.
Stovall is sole attendee of governor hopefuls at water issues forum
March 6, 2002
By Dave Ranney Though all four of the state’s gubernatorial candidates were invited, only Kansas Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall showed at a public forum in Lawrence on Kansas water issues. The three empty chairs did not go unnoticed.
Campaign reform faces stall tactics
March 6, 2002
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Of the missionaries who went to Hawaii in search of lost souls and once on the islands found immense personal wealth for themselves, James Michener observed they “came to do good and did very well indeed.”
Lies not needed to sell America
March 6, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group It’s no surprise to find the Defense Department on the Defensive. It’s in the job description. I just hate to see them suffering from self-inflicted wounds.
NBC, HBO movies revisit Matthew Shepard murder, aftermath
March 6, 2002
Two new television movies about the murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard are a reminder of how mean-spirited the world can be  but enough about NBC scheduling its “The Matthew Shepard Story” against HBO’s “The Laramie Project.”
Daily ticker
March 6, 2002
Dow Industrials Â153.41, 10,433.41
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
March 6, 2002
IN 1977 The Kansas University police said they were investigating a charge by the Iranian Students Assn. that an Iranian student had been assaulted by another student, also an Iranian, in a Feb. 25 “political” incident near Potter Lake.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
March 6, 2002
Vegetable gardeners can sow the seeds of early spring
March 6, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger The weather in recent days should be a timely reminder of the challenges of early-season gardening in this part of the world. Although the forecast calls for temperatures in the 60s this week, let’s not forget that we were scraping ice off our windshields Saturday.
Washington drops Chicago for second straight victory
March 6, 2002
Reserve Courtney Alexander scored 26 points as the Washington Wizards won their second straight without Michael Jordan, beating the Chicago Bulls 115-90 Tuesday night.
March 6, 2002
With the future of “Nightline” threatened, host Ted Koppel fought back Tuesday by saying it was malicious for an unidentified ABC executive to refer to the show as irrelevant. Another veteran ABC News star, Barbara Walters, came to Koppel’s defense.
Tribal congress opposes trafficway
March 6, 2002
By Mark Fagan Opponents of the South Lawrence Trafficway say a newly minted resolution means more than 500 American Indian tribes support efforts to block the road’s construction. But federal officials say they still prefer to hear from each tribe individually before deciding if the bypass should be built through the Baker Wetlands.
Text of Graves veto message on Senate redistricting bill
March 6, 2002
Here is the text of Gov. Bill Graves’ veto message on a bill redrawing Kansas Senate districts:
6News video report: City commissioners sign off on Home Depots traffic improvement plans
March 6, 2002
Alison Mann reports on the approval given to the Home Depot developers by Lawrence City Commissioners.
Corrections
March 6, 2002
Kansas University Medical Center received $34.2 million in research funding during 2001. All of KU, including the Lawrence campus, received $52.3 million. Because of incorrect information provided by the Med Center, the totals were incorrect in a story in Monday’s Journal-World.
Condit loses primary to former aide
March 6, 2002
Rep. Gary Condit lost to a former aide in Tuesday’s Democratic primary after an underdog campaign in which he couldn’t shake free of the scandal over a missing Washington intern. Assemblyman Dennis Cardoza pulled away in the closely watched race, leading 2-to-1 everywhere but in Condit’s home county.
On the street
March 6, 2002
Asked at McCollum Residence Hall How are you prepping for spring break?
6Sports video report: Road games not a problem this season for Hawks
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawks ease in capturing road wins this season.
March 6, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawks’ ease in capturing road wins this season.
6Sports video report: Jayhawk women take close loss
March 6, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawk women’s basketball loss to the University of Texas Longhorns in the opening day of the Big 12 Tournament.
Horoscopes
March 6, 2002
For Wednesday, March 6, 2002, those with birthdays today: Realize that you have to meet an authority figure’s standard whether you want to or not. Your softer side emerges when dealing with others. Your smile wins you many friends. If you are single, you can kiss that status good-bye, if you so choose. If you are attached, your relationship will warm up considerably because of your willingness to reveal more. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
Briefly
March 6, 2002
 Washington, D.C.: Egypt’s president, Bush at odds on Mideast peace  Jerusalem: Retaliatory killings continue  Washington, D.C.: More machines ordered to detect airline explosives  Pakistan: Extradition still possible in slaying of reporter
Briefly
March 6, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Egypt’s president, Bush at odds on Mideast peace Jerusalem: Retaliatory killings continue Washington, D.C.: More machines ordered to detect airline explosives Pakistan: Extradition still possible in slaying of reporter
Opportunism?
March 6, 2002
People
March 6, 2002
 Flight of fancy  Julia Child recovering  Stray Cat abandoned  Reeve endorses research
Stores, traffic
March 6, 2002
Neighbors of bombing victims disturbed by event
March 6, 2002
By Mike Belt Lloyd Haas Sr. likes to talk  even brag. But he also is ready and willing to help a neighbor. Haas’ wife, Karen, is quieter than her husband, but friendly. That’s how neighbors described the couple injured in a mysterious explosion early Sunday that tore through their rural Lawrence home, 1808 N. 1100 Road.
van Meter Hinman
March 6, 2002
Little Rock, Ark. Â Memorial services for Barbara “Suki” van Meter Hinman, 53, formerly of Lawrence, Kan., will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Little Rock. Ms. van Meter Hinman died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, in Benton.
Coach out after dismal 9-19 season
March 6, 2002
Saying the passion and enthusiasm he’d once had for his job was gone, DePaul coach Pat Kennedy resigned Tuesday. “If you finally get to the point where the passion and drive is not there, it might be best to just step away,” Kennedy said Tuesday.
Jayhawks scare Texas but tumble, 63-61
March 6, 2002
By Chuck Woodling They didn’t shoot so good, they didn’t rebound so well and they didn’t play such great defense during their season from hell. Still, Kansas, the worst team in Big 12 Conference women’s basketball history, went out on a positive note Tuesday.
KU golfers tie for 16th
March 6, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s golf team tied for 16th out of 18 teams at the Verizon “Mo”Morial Invitational on Tuesday at Briarcrest CC.
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawks ease in capturing road wins this season.
March 6, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawks’ ease in capturing road wins this season.
3-2 vote clears way for Home Depot
March 6, 2002
By Joel Mathis After three years of starts and stops, Home Depot’s quest to build a store at 31st and Iowa streets appears to be started again. A split Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday approved street improvements to be made in connection with construction of the home improvement store at the location. Â Extra online-only: Vote in the poll
Group studying option for luring tenant to East Hills
March 6, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The nonprofit group that manages the East Hills Business Park is exploring plans to build a new speculative industrial building to increase the park’s chances of landing new businesses.
Move expected to increase prices on several products
March 6, 2002
President Bush on Tuesday slapped punishing tariffs of 8 percent to 30 percent on several types of imported steel in an effort to aid the ailing U.S. industry, drawing criticism from American allies and mixed reviews in Congress.
Mets blank KC on one-hitter
March 6, 2002
John Valentin is making a strong claim to be on the New York Mets’ opening-day roster. Valentin, who has appeared at a few positions already this spring, played first base on Tuesday and doubled in the Mets’ 4-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
Western Kentucky captures Sun Belt title
March 6, 2002
Chris Marcus scored 24 points, including 11 straight in the final 41¼2 minutes, to lead No. 18 Western Kentucky to a 76-70 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette in the Sun Belt tournament championship on Tuesday night.
Crowe squawking again
March 6, 2002
What does a star have to do to get a poem on the air? Actor Russell Crowe who was reportedly enraged and then apologetic after a poem was cut from the British broadcast of his acceptance speech at the British Academy Film Awards  was annoyed all over again when the verse was cut from the broadcast in his native Australia, news reports said Tuesday.
takes tasty trip to Casablanca
March 6, 2002
“Jayni’s Kitchen” will visit Casablanca Restaurant this week to sample some ethnic cuisine. Restaurant owner Rick Yameen and host Jayni Carey, right, will prepare Middle Eastern classics, including the recipe below.
Kansas House delays action on research bill
March 6, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 12:39 p.m.) The Kansas House on Wednesday was scheduled to vote on a bill that would help finance the construction of research facilities at Kansas University, Kansas State University and Wichita State University.
Profit motive
March 6, 2002
To the editor: It’s great to see teen-agers with passion about their education (“Students plan protest for their share of funds,” J-W, Feb. 27). I would like to give them another idea on how to use that passion that would be more lucrative and honorable than a protest at our state capitol.
Study cites danger to children in trucks
March 6, 2002
Children riding in the rear seat of compact extended cab pickups are almost five times as likely to be injured in a crash as children riding in the back seats of other vehicles, a study says.
s first female mayor
March 6, 2002
She was nominated for mayor of Argonia as a prank by men who wanted women out of government. But the plan that backfired back in 1887 made Susanna Madora Salter the nation’s first woman elected mayor.
Sprinklers considered for courthouse
March 6, 2002
Agenda highlights  6:30 p.m. today  11th and Massachusetts
March 6, 2002
By Mike Belt The woman who died Monday after relatives drove her to a Lawrence fire station for help was mortally wounded by a gunshot blast while hunting rabbits, Douglas County Sheriff Rick Trapp said.
KU conference sheds light on tuition woes
March 6, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Guidance counselor Julie Worth said the high school students she advises will feel the effects of planned university tuition increases, but she’s not sure Kansas University will take a major enrollment hit.
Stovall shares campaign goals with KU Republicans
March 6, 2002
By Mindie Paget Kansas Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall was beginning to look forward to getting out of public service after seven years. But then Sept. 11 happened, and she saw people reaching out for elected officials they could trust. She decided perhaps it wasn’t time to leave government yet, she told a group of about 40 Kansas University College Republicans Tuesday night.
donations drop
March 6, 2002
By Dave Ranney These are lean times for Headquarters Counseling Center, 1419 Mass. “We’ve seen a significant decrease in donations,” said Wendy Leedy, the center’s part-time development director.
Hayden suggests more water funds
March 6, 2002
By Dave Ranney If Kansas hopes to protect and preserve its waters, it’s going to have to spend a lot more money on the effort, former Gov. Mike Hayden said Tuesday. “If we don’t, our future is diminished,” he said, addressing more than 200 water officials for the 19th Annual Water and the Future of Kansas Conference at the Lawrence Holidome.
You study, you pay
March 6, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Kansas universities’ long-standing reputation as an excellent educational “bargain” needs a painful modernization.
Sandwich first to star at annual bake-off
March 6, 2002
The Earl of Sandwich would be proud. For the first time in 53 years, a sandwich won the grand prize at the Pillsbury Quick and Easy Bake-Off. But this is no ordinary sandwich. Denise Yennie’s prize-winning sandwich had what judges deemed star quality.
Strong finish fuels optimism for LHS girls
March 6, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus With its top four scorers underclassmen, Lawrence High’s girls basketball team wasted little time thinking about the 2002-03 season following Saturday’s 50-39 loss to Olathe East in the Class 6A sub-state final.
Annual ‘Bake and Take Day’ rooted in Sunflower State
March 6, 2002
By Susan Krumm In past years I remember a special day, celebrated in March, known as Bake and Take Day. Is this day still observed?
Study ties lung cancer to air pollution in cities
New research likens risk to living with a smoker
March 6, 2002
Long-term exposure to the air pollution in some of America’s biggest metropolitan areas significantly raises the risk of dying from lung cancer and is about as dangerous as living with a smoker, a study of a half-million people found.