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House tentatively approves higher education research bill
March 7, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 1:23 p.m.) The Kansas House on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would authorize the issuance of $110 million in bonds to build research facilities at three public universities, including Kansas University.
It’s Colorado next for KU
March 7, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 7:45 p.m.) The Colorado Buffaloes have defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers 67-60, earning the right to face Kansas in the next round of the Big 12 Tournament in Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Mo.
Lawrence students protest school budget cuts
March 7, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 9:12 p.m.) Eighty-six students from Southwest Junior High School in Lawrence arrived Thursday morning, rallying on the steps of the State Capitol to urge lawmakers to adequately fund public schools.
Coalition troops clear ridges of al-Qaida fighters
March 7, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 1:20 p.m.) Airstrikes from American B-52 bombers shook the ground Thursday in some of the heaviest bombing of a six-day battle against tenacious al-Qaida fighters. The United States rushed in reinforcements and said 100 militants had been killed the previous day.
Denmark and Germany to dispatch investigative team to Afghanistan
March 7, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 6:58 a.m.) German Defense Minister Rudolf Scharping announced Thursday that experts were being sent to Kabul to investigate the cause of an explosion that killed five German and Danish soldiers as they attempted to destroy two Russian-made anti-aircraft missiles.
Virginia M. Jacobson
March 7, 2002
Services for Virginia M. Jacobson, 85, Mayetta, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mercer Funeral Home, Holton. Burial will be in Mayetta Cemetery. Mrs. Jacobson died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Jackson County Nursing Home, Holton.
Poor coverage
March 7, 2002
To the editor: The Lawrence Journal-World’s coverage of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games was disappointing. In addition to the Journal-World, my family receives The New York Times on a regular basis, and if it were not for that paper and NBC’s television coverage of the games I might have a highly unbalanced picture of the Olympics.
Nona Irene Clark
March 7, 2002
Nation briefs
March 7, 2002
Plagiarism scandal snares 38 students Texas skier becomes 13th fatality on slopes Columbine photos raise new anger at sheriff
Nation briefs
March 7, 2002
Contractor testifies he bribed congressman Psychologists allowed to prescribe drugs FBI apologizes for errant shooting Crews work to keep fire from bird preserve
Honor Roll
March 7, 2002
Lawrence High School announces students who made honors during the first semester of the 2001-2002 school year. Students who made the honor roll earned at least a 3.5 grade-point average.
Eldon L. Green
March 7, 2002
Memorial services for Eldon L. Green, 72, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. He donated his body for scientific research. Mr. Green died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
ECO2 concerns
March 7, 2002
Donald E. Blair
March 7, 2002
Carnegie heroes named
March 7, 2002
A motorist who pulled a driver from a burning minivan was among 22 people to be honored today for acts of heroism.
Best bets
March 7, 2002
TODAY LAWRENCE
Atterberry services
March 7, 2002
Services for Kevin Robert Atterberry, 43, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home and at 3 p.m. Saturday at Wellington Place Baptist Church, Wichita. Burial will be in Wichita Park Cemetery. Mr. Atterberry died Monday, March 4, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
A sad day
March 7, 2002
To the editor: Feb. 7, 2002, was a sad day for my fellow students and me in Mrs. Phelps’ class at Schwegler School. For we had found out that P.E. and art could be taken away. Riding buses, library, gifted classes, music, the nurse and other programs could be taken. How are we supposed to live?
A class act
March 7, 2002
To the editor In response to your editor and others who are brandishing the idea of a new women’s basketball coach, well here’s some news: It’s tough to be a women’s basketball fan in this town. For that matter, it’s nearly impossible to find the front page support, photos and human interest stories on anything other than Roy’s boys. Articles supporting Marian Washington’s team are featured in the Topeka and Kansas City paper. But fans are discouraged by radio telecasts that are delayed or pre-empted by the men’s pre-game, post-game or no-game show.
Daily ticker
March 7, 2002
Dow Industrials +140.88, 10,574.29
6News Video Reports: Douglas County’s science fair is open today
March 7, 2002
The county’s science fair is one of the oldest in the state.
Wichita widens search to attract airport users
Regional air taxi and charter bus service being explored
March 7, 2002
Wichita city officials are exploring the possibility of setting up air taxi or charter bus service between Wichita Mid-Continent Airport and airports in Garden City and Salina.
Travelers should pack with stricter security measures in mind
March 7, 2002
By Jim Baker Spring break is a carefree time. Airport security isn’t.
Breaking away
Students look southward for this year’s spring sojourns
March 7, 2002
By Jim Baker Lee Monson has a nice spring break planned. Monson, a 22-year-old Kansas University senior from Chicago, is taking a weeklong cruise of the Caribbean with five of his female friends.
Oolong tea may offer relief for eczema
March 7, 2002
Q: I have read that drinking oolong tea might alleviate eczema. I take Zyrtec for allergies and Hyzaar for blood pressure. I also use topical creams such as Lac-Hydrin on my rash. Is it safe to drink the tea? A: An article in the Archives of Dermatology (January 2001) suggested that a liter of oolong tea daily could help relieve atopic dermatitis (serious eczema). There should be no interaction with skin creams, and we could find no evidence of incompatibility with your oral medications.
High-tech deal gets go-ahead
H-P, Compaq merger faces troublesome shareholder vote
March 7, 2002
Federal regulators on Wednesday approved the proposed $22 billion merger of Hewlett-Packard Co. and Compaq Computer Corp., a deal that would be the biggest in high-tech history. The Federal Trade Commission said it voted to close its antitrust investigation of the proposed deal. The 5-0 commission vote requires no additional action from the companies to meet antitrust requirements.
Double trouble for Magic
Nine Celtics score in double digits in 130-110 win
March 7, 2002
Not since Larry Bird was around have the Boston Celtics had a season like this.
Big 12 women’s Tournament: Wildcats reach semifinals
March 7, 2002
Kendra Wecker had 22 points, and 13th-ranked Kansas State took advantage of poor shooting in the first half by No. 12 Texas for a 79-63 victory Wednesday in the second round of the Big 12 Conference tournament.
Perez, Ibanez belt home runs in Royals’ 7-5 win over Rays
March 7, 2002
Neifi Perez and Raul Ibanez hit solo homers and the Kansas City Royals scored three times in the ninth inning Wednesday to beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 7-5.
Barrel murder evidence comes under challenge
Attorneys for John E. Robinson Sr. say searches conducted illegally
March 7, 2002
Evidence found during the search that turned up the bodies of two women in barrels on John E. Robinson Sr.’s Kansas farm should be thrown out, his lawyers say.
Town turns down Wichita’s garbage
March 7, 2002
Residents of Marion rejected efforts to build a large landfill, making it the fourth area to turn away Wichita’s trash.
Officer settles with Olathe for $146,000
March 7, 2002
The city of Olathe has agreed to pay a police officer more than $146,000 to settle charges it violated his free-speech rights.
Family wants Williams jailed
Victim’s relatives outraged by alleged tampering
March 7, 2002
Infuriated by reports of an attempted coverup, the family of the limousine driver Jayson Williams allegedly shot dead said Wednesday that it wants him behind bars for as long as possible.
A sad day
March 7, 2002
A class act
March 7, 2002
KSHS ban
March 7, 2002
Anhydrous ammonia legislation OK’d
Senate gives initial approval to bill that protects farmers from theft liability
March 7, 2002
Senators tentatively approved a bill Wednesday to protect farmers and other businesses from lawsuits by people who steal anhydrous ammonia from them and are injured by the explosive fertilizer.
Cattleman loses bid against checkoff fees
USDA officer orders payment of $136,000 from rancher who withheld per-head assessment
March 7, 2002
A cattleman who has been fighting for years to have beef checkoff fees declared unconstitutional has been ordered to pay more than $136,000 in the fees and penalties. Jerry Goetz had contested the $1-per-head assessment applied to the sale of cattle under the checkoff program. A stay had been placed on Goetz’s fees when he asked for further review of his claim that he should not pay the assessment.
Mail drop lane changes afoot
March 7, 2002
By Joel Mathis On Wednesday afternoon, Eric Moore turned his white sport utility vehicle from Kentucky Street east onto Seventh Street, then immediately made a left turn into a drive-through mail drop lane.
Virginia M. Jacobson
March 7, 2002
Atterberry services
March 7, 2002
Eldon L. Green
March 7, 2002
Local briefs
March 7, 2002
Law Enforcement: Meth ingredient purchase leads to suspect’s arrest An Ottawa man was charged Wednesday in Douglas County District Court for having large amounts of a substance used to make methamphetamine. Robert E. Zoellers, 36, Ottawa, was being held late Wednesday in the Douglas County Jail on $10,000 bond. The charge filed alleges possession of ingredients for manufacturing methamphetamine, specifically pseudoephedrine. About 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence Police were called to Dillons, 1015 W. 23rd St. Store employees said two men attempted to buy large amounts of pseudoephedrine, a chemical commonly found in sinus medicine. Police found the men in a pickup truck in the parking lot and saw evidence of large amounts of pseudoephedrine in the truck, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Police believe purchases had been made from various businesses. Only Zoellers was arrested. He is to return to court Monday to schedule a preliminary hearing. ________ Kansas Legislature House speaker orders new redistricting map Topeka Voicing concern over hang-ups regarding congressional redistricting efforts in the Kansas Senate, House Speaker Kent Glasscock, R-Manhattan, has ordered a House committee to start fashioning a new map. Glasscock said Wednesday that he expected a House proposal to be considered by the full House on March 15. Two weeks ago, a Senate committee approved a congressional redistricting plan that moved Lawrence from the 3rd Congressional District to the 2nd Congressional District. But since then, the committee bill has been on hold. Senate President Dave Kerr, R-Hutchinson, said the congressional plan is being held up because congressmen are working behind the scenes to get a map most advantageous to them. “It’s a very hard map to draw because what you find when you talk to the individual congressmen is that you have mutually exclusive desires. You cannot draw a map that pleases all of the sitting congressmen,” Kerr said. ________ Crime: Officers stop, arrest suspect in pizza-delivery car theft A man suspected of stealing a car used for pizza delivery was caught early Wednesday by Lawrence Police after a short car and foot chase. David G. Kusiak, 19, 830 Ala., faces charges including felony theft, and was being held late Wednesday in the Douglas County Jail on $3,000 bond. He is to appear in court at 2 p.m. today to set a preliminary hearing date. About 3 a.m. Wednesday, a patrol officer saw a 1999 Toyota Corolla speeding south on Iowa Street, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. The officer tried to stop the car, but the driver continued south, then west on 28th Street. The pursuit came to an end in the parking lot of an apartment complex on 27th Street west of Iowa Street. Officers caught the suspect as he tried to flee on foot, Pattrick said. Police also learned that the car had been reported stolen Feb. 8 from a woman who was making a delivery for Gumby’s Pizza, 1445 W. 23rd St. In addition to car theft, Kusiak is charged with fleeing and attempting to elude police, driving under the influence, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, possession of marijuana, obstruction of justice and failure to obey a traffic signal.
Drug task force renewed to fight meth lab boom
March 7, 2002
Officials say a dramatic increase in the number of methamphetamine labs in northwest Kansas has helped prompt the reactivation of the Quad-County Task Force to stem the flow of drugs through the region. The task force includes Thomas, Sherman, Logan, Gove and Wallace counties along with the city police departments of Oakley, Colby and Goodland.
County and Lawrence briefs
March 7, 2002
Residents request shift in fire protection Park restoration plan would save some trees Cub Scouts to collect Humane Society donations
Just how friendly is City Hall?
Survey goal is to find ‘user-friendliness’ ranking for government
March 7, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners, wanting to improve the “user friendliness” of city government, on Wednesday heard their options for surveying city employees and residents on the matter. Two polling firms, GRI Statistical Services of Lawrence and Infomark Research of Topeka, made presentations Wednesday at a city commission study session.
Cleanup of nuclear site accelerated
March 7, 2002
The Bush administration said Wednesday that the government will spend an additional $450 million as part of a plan to speed the cleanup of the Hanford nuclear reservation.
Philippine police arrest rebel supporters
March 7, 2002
Police arrested eight alleged supporters of Muslim extremists holding an American couple hostage in the southern Philippines, officials said Thursday.
Guantanamo prisoners’ hunger strike waning
March 7, 2002
The number of detainees holding to a hunger strike dwindled Wednesday, with only three men left who have been without food since the protest’s initial days, U.S. military officials said.
Afghan intelligence service offers new reward in hunt for terrorists
March 7, 2002
Nearly a week into a U.S.-led offensive on al-Qaida positions in eastern Afghanistan, the local intelligence service launched a campaign of its own Wednesday a $4,000 reward for the capture of any al-Qaida warrior.
Al-Qaida fighters’ taunts bring deadly retaliation
March 7, 2002
Editor’s Note: Associated Press Writer Jonathan Ewing spent nine days in the battle zone of eastern Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Anaconda. Here is his account of one confrontation.
Defense wraps up in child drowning case
March 7, 2002
On the day she drowned her five children last summer, Andrea Yates was incapable of determining her actions were wrong, a psychiatrist hired by the defense testified Wednesday at Yates’ murder trial.
Authorities finish search of main crematory grounds
March 7, 2002
Authorities on Wednesday finished excavating and searching the grounds of Tri-State Crematory, where more than 300 corpses were discarded and left to rot.
Studies show test-tube babies at risk for birth defects, low birth weight
March 7, 2002
Test-tube babies have double the usual risk of being underweight or having major birth defects, researchers say. But they say the findings should not necessarily discourage infertile couples from trying to conceive this way.
California election spares no drama
Screen Actors Guild spat plays like ‘When ‘70s TV stars attack’
March 7, 2002
Editor’s note Melissa Rayworth, an actress, screenwriter and former Associated Press employee, is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. The union chooses officers in a national election Friday.
Israeli hostility toward Palestinians angers U.S.
March 7, 2002
Israel’s aggressive moves Wednesday toward a war footing with Palestinians generated friction with its closest ally, the United States. Secretary of State Colin Powell and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon traded harsh words a day after Israel announced it would arm tens of thousands of its citizens to guard against suicide bombers, who have recently attacked buses, bachelorette parties and bar mitvahs. Israeli security agencies have moved to high alert, with guards posted in supermarkets and hotels, gas stations, malls and swimming pools.
Student fractures principal’s wrist
Third-grader handcuffed by police after angry fit
March 7, 2002
By Tim Carpenter A third-grader fractured the Schwegler School principal’s wrist in a fit of rage that was quelled when Lawrence Police handcuffed the boy and took him away, officials said Wednesday. Jane Ziegler, in her first year as principal of the Lawrence elementary school, suffered the injury at the close of school Tuesday while attempting to constrain the boy. The child broke free and kicked Ziegler, fracturing a bone in her left wrist.
Reinforcements boost allies
Fierce offensive intended to eradicate remaining al-Qaida
March 7, 2002
Fierce fighting raged for a fifth day as the United States deployed hundreds of reinforcements Wednesday and gathered 5,000 Afghan troops for an offensive aimed at finishing off al-Qaida. The U.S.-led coalition mounted punishing, round-the-clock air-strikes above the rugged terrain in eastern Afghanistan, and some U.S. officers predicted the operation could be wrapped up in days.
6News report: Weather spotter remembers devastating 1981 tornado
March 7, 2002
In this June 19, 2000, 6News report, Cody Howard interviews Phil Rankin, a weather spotter who was injured by the tornado that struck southern Lawrence in 1981.
6News video report: Lawrence residents remember 1981 tornado
March 7, 2002
In this 6News report from June 19, 2000, Cody Howard talks to Lawrence residents who have strong memories of the 1981 tornado cut a swath through southern Lawrence.
CBS makes counteroffer to Letterman
March 7, 2002
CBS, in a tug-of-war with ABC for the services of talk show host David Letterman, has offered the “Late Show” host an annual salary of $31.5 million plus performance bonuses, a network source told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Mid-state flu cases up this year
March 7, 2002
Health officials in central Kansas say influenza cases are up from last year, but the numbers seem to be declining now.
Officer settles with Olathe for $146,000
March 7, 2002
The city of Olathe has agreed to pay a police officer more than $146,000 to settle charges it violated his free-speech rights.
s garbage
March 7, 2002
Residents of Marion rejected efforts to build a large landfill, making it the fourth area to turn away Wichita’s trash.
Travelers should pack with stricter security measures in mind
March 7, 2002
By Jim Baker Spring break is a carefree time. Airport security isn’t.
Attorneys for John E. Robinson Sr. say searches conducted illegally
March 7, 2002
Evidence found during the search that turned up the bodies of two women in barrels on John E. Robinson Sr.’s Kansas farm should be thrown out, his lawyers say.
7-5 win over Rays
March 7, 2002
Neifi Perez and Raul Ibanez hit solo homers and the Kansas City Royals scored three times in the ninth inning Wednesday to beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 7-5.
H-P, Compaq merger faces troublesome shareholder vote
March 7, 2002
Federal regulators on Wednesday approved the proposed $22 billion merger of Hewlett-Packard Co. and Compaq Computer Corp., a deal that would be the biggest in high-tech history. The Federal Trade Commission said it voted to close its antitrust investigation of the proposed deal. The 5-0 commission vote requires no additional action from the companies to meet antitrust requirements.
ad sparks criticism
March 7, 2002
The maker of Wonder Bread has agreed to settle federal charges that it made unsupported advertising claims that calcium in its products could make children’s minds work better and improve their memories. Under the settlement, Interstate Bakeries Corp., based in Kansas City, Mo., and its advertising agency, Minneapolis-based Campbell Mithun LLC, are barred from making health claims without scientific proof, the Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday.
Commodities
March 7, 2002
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator  Wheat, $2.66; corn, $1.80; milo, $1.78; soybeans, $4.23. Edgerton Elevator  Wheat, $2.69; corn, $1.82; milo, $1.78; soybeans, $4.23. Overbrook Elevator  Wheat, $2.69; corn, $1.80; milo, $1.78; soybeans, $4.23. Midland Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.82; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.25. Lawrence North Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.85; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.28. Lawrence South Elevator  Wheat, $2.69; corn, $1.82; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.25. Pauline Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.87; milo, $1.83; soybeans, $4.30.
Regional air taxi and charter bus service being explored
March 7, 2002
Wichita city officials are exploring the possibility of setting up air taxi or charter bus service between Wichita Mid-Continent Airport and airports in Garden City and Salina.
s vaccine tested
March 7, 2002
Vaccinations are good for flu and smallpox, but for Alzheimer’s? Could be, according to the Higuchi Biosciences Center and the Drug Information Center at Kansas University.
Denmark and Germany to dispatch investigative team to Afghanistan
March 7, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 6:58 a.m.) German Defense Minister Rudolf Scharping announced Thursday that experts were being sent to Kabul to investigate the cause of an explosion that killed five German and Danish soldiers as they attempted to destroy two Russian-made anti-aircraft missiles.
Lawrence students protest school budget cuts
March 7, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 11:20 a.m.) Eighty-six students from Southwest Junior High School in Lawrence arrived Thursday morning, rallying on the steps of the State Capitol to urge lawmakers to adequately fund public schools.
House tentatively approves higher education research bill
March 7, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 1:23 p.m.) The Kansas House on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would authorize the issuance of $110 million in bonds to build research facilities at three public universities, including Kansas University.
Oolong tea may offer relief for eczema
March 7, 2002
Q: I have read that drinking oolong tea might alleviate eczema. I take Zyrtec for allergies and Hyzaar for blood pressure. I also use topical creams such as Lac-Hydrin on my rash. Is it safe to drink the tea? A: An article in the Archives of Dermatology (January 2001) suggested that a liter of oolong tea daily could help relieve atopic dermatitis (serious eczema). There should be no interaction with skin creams, and we could find no evidence of incompatibility with your oral medications.
6News video report: Lawrence residents remember 1981 tornado
March 7, 2002
In this 6News report from June 19, 2000, Cody Howard talks to Lawrence residents who have strong memories of the 1981 tornado cut a swath through southern Lawrence.
s relatives outraged by alleged tampering
March 7, 2002
Infuriated by reports of an attempted coverup, the family of the limousine driver Jayson Williams allegedly shot dead said Wednesday that it wants him behind bars for as long as possible.
Studies show test-tube babies at risk for birth defects, low birth weight
March 7, 2002
Test-tube babies have double the usual risk of being underweight or having major birth defects, researchers say. But they say the findings should not necessarily discourage infertile couples from trying to conceive this way.
Carnegie heroes named
March 7, 2002
A motorist who pulled a driver from a burning minivan was among 22 people to be honored today for acts of heroism.
Authorities finish search of main crematory grounds
March 7, 2002
Authorities on Wednesday finished excavating and searching the grounds of Tri-State Crematory, where more than 300 corpses were discarded and left to rot.
hunger strike waning
March 7, 2002
The number of detainees holding to a hunger strike dwindled Wednesday, with only three men left who have been without food since the protest’s initial days, U.S. military officials said.
Philippine police arrest rebel supporters
March 7, 2002
Police arrested eight alleged supporters of Muslim extremists holding an American couple hostage in the southern Philippines, officials said Thursday.
Cleanup of nuclear site accelerated
March 7, 2002
The Bush administration said Wednesday that the government will spend an additional $450 million as part of a plan to speed the cleanup of the Hanford nuclear reservation.
CBS makes counteroffer to Letterman
March 7, 2002
CBS, in a tug-of-war with ABC for the services of talk show host David Letterman, has offered the “Late Show” host an annual salary of $31.5 million plus performance bonuses, a network source told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Fire-suppression system would protect landmark courthouse
March 7, 2002
By Mark Fagan A limestone landmark that cost $62,181 to build nearly 100 years ago soon will get a new fire-suppression system to protect its structure, contents and employees.
Drug task force renewed to fight meth lab boom
March 7, 2002
Officials say a dramatic increase in the number of methamphetamine labs in northwest Kansas has helped prompt the reactivation of the Quad-County Task Force to stem the flow of drugs through the region. The task force includes Thomas, Sherman, Logan, Gove and Wallace counties along with the city police departments of Oakley, Colby and Goodland.
Mail drop lane changes afoot
March 7, 2002
By Joel Mathis On Wednesday afternoon, Eric Moore turned his white sport utility vehicle from Kentucky Street east onto Seventh Street, then immediately made a left turn into a drive-through mail drop lane.
USDA officer orders payment of $136,000 from rancher who withheld per-head assessment
March 7, 2002
A cattleman who has been fighting for years to have beef checkoff fees declared unconstitutional has been ordered to pay more than $136,000 in the fees and penalties. Jerry Goetz had contested the $1-per-head assessment applied to the sale of cattle under the checkoff program. A stay had been placed on Goetz’s fees when he asked for further review of his claim that he should not pay the assessment.
Senate gives measure tentative approval
March 7, 2002
The Senate gave tentative approval Wednesday to a bill redrawing Kansas House districts and discussed how to respond to Gov. Bill Graves’ veto of a proposed new Senate map. The Senate must approve the House redistricting proposal on final action, scheduled for today, before it can go to Graves. He is expected to sign the bill.
Senate gives initial approval to bill that protects farmers from theft liability
March 7, 2002
Senators tentatively approved a bill Wednesday to protect farmers and other businesses from lawsuits by people who steal anhydrous ammonia from them and are injured by the explosive fertilizer.
Nona Irene Clark
March 7, 2002
Graveside services for Nona Irene Clark, 91, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry. Ms. Clark died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. She had cancer.
s Tournament: Wildcats reach semifinals
March 7, 2002
Kendra Wecker had 22 points, and 13th-ranked Kansas State took advantage of poor shooting in the first half by No. 12 Texas for a 79-63 victory Wednesday in the second round of the Big 12 Conference tournament.
Colorado 67, Nebraska 60
March 7, 2002
Blair Wilson scored 24 points and Michel Morandais added 16 as short-handed Colorado withstood two Nebraska rallies for a 67-60 victory Thursday in the Big 12 tournament.
Kansas St. 74, Baylor 73, OT
March 7, 2002
Matt Seibrandt drew two critical fouls late in overtime, including one that led to the game-winning free throw with 1.4 seconds left, as Kansas State beat Baylor 74-73 in the first round of the Big 12 tournament.
Missouri 79, Iowa St. 59
March 7, 2002
Clarence Gilbert hit 8-of-11 3-pointers and scored 26 points Thursday night, leading Missouri to a 79-59 victory over Iowa State in the first round of the Big 12 tournament.
s softball team trims Pittsburg State, 4-1
March 7, 2002
Shelly Musser led off the bottom of the first inning with a triple and scored on a single by Lindsey Weinstein, and Kansas never looked back en route to a 4-1 college softball victory over Pittsburg State on Wednesday at Jayhawk Field.
Tigers roll over Cyclones
March 7, 2002
BULLETIN - The Missouri Tigers have defeated the Iowa State Cyclones, 79-59, advancing to the sedcond round of the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City.
Local briefs
March 7, 2002
Sexton City Champ: Stacy Sexton rolled a 694 to win the singles crown in the Lawrence Women’s Bowling Assn. tournament at Royal Crest Lanes. The team championship went to C.G. & J. Inc. with a score of 3,220. Team members were Diane Jeffress, Janet Lewis, Lori Ussery, Kathy Wagner and Cheryl Keslar. Ussery and Keslar also teamed for the doubles crown by rolling a 1,438. Keslar captured all-events with a 2,002.
Morse services
March 7, 2002
No services for William Arthur Morse Jr., 70, Lawrence, are planned. He was cremated. Mr. Morse died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at IHS of Highland Park Nursing Home, Topeka.
Mary E. Filbrun
March 7, 2002
KSHS ban
March 7, 2002
To the editor: I was saddened to read about the Kansas State Historical Society decision to ban historical re-enactments involving violence on KSHS property.
Third-grader handcuffed by police after angry fit
March 7, 2002
By Tim Carpenter A third-grader fractured the Schwegler School principal’s wrist in a fit of rage that was quelled when Lawrence Police handcuffed the boy and took him away, officials said Wednesday. Jane Ziegler, in her first year as principal of the Lawrence elementary school, suffered the injury at the close of school Tuesday while attempting to constrain the boy. The child broke free and kicked Ziegler, fracturing a bone in her left wrist.
Horoscopes
March 7, 2002
For Thursday, March 7, 2002, those with birthdays today: Aim for more of what you want this year. Your sense of direction opens new doors. Use an innate skill or talent, perhaps involving others, to gain financially. Your assets go far past material ones. If single, romance definitely will play into your year. If attached, your mutual domestic life will add many rewards to your life. You, however, could be doing so much at once that you feel spread too thin.
6News Video Reports: No leads yet in rural explosion
March 7, 2002
The Sherrif’s Department has seized evidence from the site of the explosion, but remains tight-lipped about the investigation.
Analysis predicts Bush budget would sink U.S. deeper in debt
March 7, 2002
President Bush’s budget would dig a deeper deficit next year than the White House claims and tap $1.8 trillion in Social Security surpluses for other programs during the next decade, Congress’ top fiscal analyst said Wednesday. Both political parties immediately drew the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s report into their election-year fight over Bush’s plans to cut taxes and boost spending for defense and domestic security.
Crime disclosure
March 7, 2002
J-W Editorials There should be legal stipulations dealing with people who sell property with shady or grisly backgrounds, such as a house where a murder occurred. One can easily identify with a Kansas City area couple who are suing previous homeowners and real estate people who did not disclose that a house the couple purchased had been the site of a gruesome murder. Whether the law forces disclosure of such background material to buyers is not the point. This is an issue of ethics and honesty.
s team wins many awards
March 7, 2002
Coach Williams, Drew Gooden, Kirk Hinrich and Jeff Boschee were all given AP and coaches’ accolades.
Coaches: Kansas not invulnerable
March 7, 2002
Officially, it’s the Big 12 tournament. Unofficially, it’s the one-more-shot-at-Kansas invitational.
s storied career
March 7, 2002
The hour-long documentary “The Directors: Oliver Stone” (6 p.m., Encore) surveys most of Stone’s movies and features extensive interviews with Stone as well as actors Tom Cruise, Anthony Hopkins, Tommy Lee Jones, James Woods, Jim Belushi and others.
s science fair is open today
March 7, 2002
The county’s science fair is one of the oldest in the state.
6News report: Weather spotter remembers devastating 1981 tornado
March 7, 2002
In this June 19, 2000, 6News report, Cody Howard interviews Phil Rankin, a weather spotter who was injured by the tornado that struck southern Lawrence in 1981.
Peace plan endorsed by Syria
March 7, 2002
Syrian support for a Saudi peace overture to Israel brings the Arab world closer than it has ever been to recognizing Israel’s right to exist, but the process is fraught with pitfalls.
Briefly
March 7, 2002
 Judge restricts sleepovers for Giuliani’s two children  Jail sentence, game ban given for airport breach  Former mayor to seek seat on district council  Stolen letter written in 1788 by George Washington found
Irish divided on abortion, united against referendum
March 7, 2002
Voters expressed strong divisions Wednesday as they decided whether to amend Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws, but many united in declaring the referendum too complicated and a waste of time.
U.S. says spy photos show Iraqi buildup
March 7, 2002
In a scene reminiscent of Adlai Stevenson displaying aerial images of Soviet bases during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, U.S. officials gave diplomats here a high-tech slide show Wednesday of satellite photos that they say prove Iraqis have illegally converted recently imported trucks to weapons carriers.
Leads into house explosion have yet to yield any arrests
March 7, 2002
By Mike Belt Law enforcement officers from three agencies have checked more than 50 leads but so far no one has been arrested in Sunday’s bombing of a rural Lawrence residence, Douglas County Sheriff Rick Trapp said Wednesday. “Our officers are keeping busy throughout the day and into the night,” Trapp said during a news conference at the Douglas County Judicial & Law Enforcement Center.
Concerns arise that measure could become bargaining chip
March 7, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A bill to help build research facilities at Kansas University and two other schools was quickly pulled from the House debate schedule Wednesday when it became apparent the measure was going to be used as a bargaining chip in several other issues. House Speaker Kent Glasscock, a Manhattan Republican, said the legislation instead will be taken up probably today.
Births
March 7, 2002
Jared and Melissa Warren, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday. Angel Dew and Prentiss Earl, Lenexa, a boy, Tuesday.
s highlights at the Legislature
March 7, 2002
Highlights of Wednesday’s activities at the Kansas Legislature.
Nine Celtics score in double digits in 130-110 win
March 7, 2002
Not since Larry Bird was around have the Boston Celtics had a season like this.
indiscretions
March 7, 2002
Pressure from the pedophilia scandal in the Archdiocese of Boston has led to an unprecedented openness among American bishops about abuse allegations in their own dioceses.
Defense wraps up in child drowning case
March 7, 2002
On the day she drowned her five children last summer, Andrea Yates was incapable of determining her actions were wrong, a psychiatrist hired by the defense testified Wednesday at Yates’ murder trial.
County and Lawrence briefs
March 7, 2002
 Residents request shift in fire protection  Park restoration plan would save some trees  Cub Scouts to collect Humane Society donations
French services
March 7, 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.
s Notebook: Knight not fan of tourneys
March 7, 2002
Ask Bob Knight how he feels about playing in his first Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, and you get two distinctly different answers.
KU mentor best in Big 12
March 7, 2002
By Gary Bedore Little known fact: Kansas University’s Roy Williams coached ninth-grade football from 1973 to 1977 at Owen High School in Swannanoa, N.C. “The pageantry of high school football is something I loved, but I hated practice,” Williams said on Wednesday after learning he’d been named Big 12 Basketball Coach of the Year by both the Associated Press and his coaching peers. “In basketball, I love the practices. The games … I say, ‘I guess we’ve got to go play now.”’
Hemenway explains impacts of proposed budget cuts on KU
March 7, 2002
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway spoke Thursday in Topeka to the Kansas Senate Ways and Means Committee’s subcommittee on higher education. The following are his prepared remarks.
Documentary surveys Oliver Stone’s storied career
March 7, 2002
The hour-long documentary “The Directors: Oliver Stone” (6 p.m., Encore) surveys most of Stone’s movies and features extensive interviews with Stone as well as actors Tom Cruise, Anthony Hopkins, Tommy Lee Jones, James Woods, Jim Belushi and others.
Alzheimer’s vaccine tested
March 7, 2002
Vaccinations are good for flu and smallpox, but for Alzheimer’s? Could be, according to the Higuchi Biosciences Center and the Drug Information Center at Kansas University.
Kansas City breadmaker to settle FTC charges
Professor Wonder’ ad sparks criticism
March 7, 2002
The maker of Wonder Bread has agreed to settle federal charges that it made unsupported advertising claims that calcium in its products could make children’s minds work better and improve their memories. Under the settlement, Interstate Bakeries Corp., based in Kansas City, Mo., and its advertising agency, Minneapolis-based Campbell Mithun LLC, are barred from making health claims without scientific proof, the Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday.
APSE honors Journal-World
March 7, 2002
The Journal-World sports section has been recognized as one of the 10 best daily sections in the nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors.
Lions hope to extend tournament fortunes
Lawrence High boys head to Emporia with 11-1 record in last four three-game tourneys
March 7, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High has prospered in boys basketball tournaments the past two seasons. Starting with tonight’s quarterfinal against Wichita West, LHS hopes to prosper three more days at the Class 6A state tournament at White Auditorium in Emporia.
Crime disclosure
March 7, 2002
J-W Editorials There should be legal stipulations dealing with people who sell property with shady or grisly backgrounds, such as a house where a murder occurred. One can easily identify with a Kansas City area couple who are suing previous homeowners and real estate people who did not disclose that a house the couple purchased had been the site of a gruesome murder. Whether the law forces disclosure of such background material to buyers is not the point. This is an issue of ethics and honesty.
Bush escalates White House secrecy battle
March 7, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group When administrations get into trouble, it is usually because of something the president or his aides have said or done. The Bush White House is different. It is running into problems because of its silence. Its refusal to talk or to share information is frustrating the other two branches Congress and the courts and is spawning more controversy than is healthy when President Bush is trying to sustain broad support for a war on terrorism and an ambitious domestic agenda.
Americans went to war and to work
March 7, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Americans went to war after the attacks of Sept. 11. But they did something else just as important and far more characteristic: They went to work. A dawning U.S. economic recovery testifies to that reflex, which will give new pause to this nation’s friends, its foes and everyone in between.
Child passenger safety legislation survives first round of Senate voting
March 7, 2002
A bill strengthening the state’s child passenger safety law won first-round Senate approval Wednesday, as legislators moved closer to requiring youngsters in vehicles to use special seats.
House redistricting moves forward
Senate gives measure tentative approval; final action expected today
March 7, 2002
The Senate gave tentative approval Wednesday to a bill redrawing Kansas House districts and discussed how to respond to Gov. Bill Graves’ veto of a proposed new Senate map. The Senate must approve the House redistricting proposal on final action, scheduled for today, before it can go to Graves. He is expected to sign the bill.
Morse services
March 7, 2002
Poor coverage
March 7, 2002
French services
March 7, 2002
Ahalaia White
March 7, 2002
Laura J. Fitzpatrick
March 7, 2002
Leads into house explosion have yet to yield any arrests
March 7, 2002
By Mike Belt Law enforcement officers from three agencies have checked more than 50 leads but so far no one has been arrested in Sunday’s bombing of a rural Lawrence residence, Douglas County Sheriff Rick Trapp said Wednesday. “Our officers are keeping busy throughout the day and into the night,” Trapp said during a news conference at the Douglas County Judicial & Law Enforcement Center.
Science Fair projects show off students’ heady research work
March 7, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence first-grader Gavin Kirk may be hardheaded about some things, but he can’t challenge his own research findings. His plan was to develop a project for the Douglas County Science Fair that demonstrated he didn’t need to wear a helmet while riding his bicycle. To test, he dropped to the ground chicken eggs protected by padding typically found in bike helmets.
Research bill delayed in House
Concerns arise that measure could become bargaining chip
March 7, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A bill to help build research facilities at Kansas University and two other schools was quickly pulled from the House debate schedule Wednesday when it became apparent the measure was going to be used as a bargaining chip in several other issues. House Speaker Kent Glasscock, a Manhattan Republican, said the legislation instead will be taken up probably today.
Irish divided on abortion, united against referendum
March 7, 2002
Voters expressed strong divisions Wednesday as they decided whether to amend Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws, but many united in declaring the referendum too complicated and a waste of time.
Boston scandal forces dioceses to confess priests’ indiscretions
March 7, 2002
Pressure from the pedophilia scandal in the Archdiocese of Boston has led to an unprecedented openness among American bishops about abuse allegations in their own dioceses.
Astronauts perform Hubble transplant
March 7, 2002
Two spacewalking astronauts gave the Hubble Space Telescope a new central power unit in a risky “heart transplant” Wednesday that ended with the patient surging back to life.
Independent counsel report says Clinton let off hook
March 7, 2002
Adding a footnote to a controversy the nation has largely left behind, Independent Counsel Robert Ray issued a final report Wednesday on the Monica Lewinsky scandal, saying he had enough evidence to prosecute and convict former President Bill Clinton but did not do so because Clinton had suffered other punishments. Ray, who was appointed to finish the work of Kenneth Starr, announced on the final day of Clinton’s presidency that he would not prosecute the outgoing president. In exchange, Clinton acknowledged that he had testified falsely under oath about his relationship with Lewinsky, agreed to a suspension of his law license for five years and promised to pay a $25,000 fine.
Local briefs
March 7, 2002
Sexton City Champ: Stacy Sexton rolled a 694 to win the singles crown in the Lawrence Women’s Bowling Assn. tournament at Royal Crest Lanes. The team championship went to C.G. & J. Inc. with a score of 3,220. Team members were Diane Jeffress, Janet Lewis, Lori Ussery, Kathy Wagner and Cheryl Keslar. Ussery and Keslar also teamed for the doubles crown by rolling a 1,438. Keslar captured all-events with a 2,002.
Company lands airport lease
March 7, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Ron Renz will never forget the day he made the public announcement introducing his new aviation business. It was Sept. 11. Renz, president of GUT Works LLC, was on the way to the Reno, Nev. air races to begin making sales pitches for the company’s one and only product  a replica World War II Thunder Mustang airplane  when terrorists struck.
Mid-state flu cases up this year
March 7, 2002
Health officials in central Kansas say influenza cases are up from last year, but the numbers seem to be declining now.
Why bother watching sports movies when we have the real thing?
March 7, 2002
Four days to go now, and it’s all about survival. By Sunday night, it will all be over.
Independent counsel report says Clinton let off hook
March 7, 2002
Adding a footnote to a controversy the nation has largely left behind, Independent Counsel Robert Ray issued a final report Wednesday on the Monica Lewinsky scandal, saying he had enough evidence to prosecute and convict former President Bill Clinton but did not do so because Clinton had suffered other punishments. Ray, who was appointed to finish the work of Kenneth Starr, announced on the final day of Clinton’s presidency that he would not prosecute the outgoing president. In exchange, Clinton acknowledged that he had testified falsely under oath about his relationship with Lewinsky, agreed to a suspension of his law license for five years and promised to pay a $25,000 fine.
March 7, 2002
Cokie Roberts is leaving her Sunday ABC talk show in the fall, making the announcement as the news division is roiled by reports that the network is hoping to replace Ted Koppel and “Nightline” with David Letterman.
ranking for government
March 7, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners, wanting to improve the “user friendliness” of city government, on Wednesday heard their options for surveying city employees and residents on the matter. Two polling firms, GRI Statistical Services of Lawrence and Infomark Research of Topeka, made presentations Wednesday at a city commission study session.
heady research work
March 7, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence first-grader Gavin Kirk may be hardheaded about some things, but he can’t challenge his own research findings. His plan was to develop a project for the Douglas County Science Fair that demonstrated he didn’t need to wear a helmet while riding his bicycle. To test, he dropped to the ground chicken eggs protected by padding typically found in bike helmets.
Child passenger safety legislation survives first round of Senate voting
March 7, 2002
A bill strengthening the state’s child passenger safety law won first-round Senate approval Wednesday, as legislators moved closer to requiring youngsters in vehicles to use special seats.
and to work
March 7, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Americans went to war after the attacks of Sept. 11. But they did something else just as important and far more characteristic: They went to work. A dawning U.S. economic recovery testifies to that reflex, which will give new pause to this nation’s friends, its foes and everyone in between.
Bush escalates White House secrecy battle
March 7, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group When administrations get into trouble, it is usually because of something the president or his aides have said or done. The Bush White House is different. It is running into problems because of its silence. Its refusal to talk or to share information is frustrating the other two branches  Congress and the courts  and is spawning more controversy than is healthy when President Bush is trying to sustain broad support for a war on terrorism and an ambitious domestic agenda.
ECO2 concerns
March 7, 2002
To the editor: Jere McElhaney is right to question the usefulness of the ECO2 concept, but not just because serious concerns can be raised about the group’s makeup and spending authority.
Mary E. Filbrun
March 7, 2002
Services for Mary E. Filbrun, 87, Englewood, Ohio, will be at 10 a.m. today at Willow Springs Old German Baptist Church, Douglas County. Later services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sugar Grove Old German Baptist Church, Covington, Ohio. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Covington, Ohio. Mrs. Filbrun died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Recently, she was residing in both Englewood, Ohio, and Baldwin.
Donald E. Blair
March 7, 2002
Memorial services for Donald E. Blair, 80, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Plymouth Congregational Church. Private inurnment will be at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mr. Blair died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Knight, Red Raiders move on
March 7, 2002
BULLETIN - The Texas Tech Red Raiders have defeated the Texas A&M Aggies 80-71, giving Bobby Knight his first Big 12 Tournament victory.
Laura J. Fitzpatrick
March 7, 2002
Services for Laura J. Fitzpatrick, 97, Pottstown, Pa., are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. She died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Coventry Nursing Home, Pottstown, Pa.
Briefly
March 7, 2002
Judge restricts sleepovers for Giuliani’s two children Jail sentence, game ban given for airport breach Former mayor to seek seat on district council Stolen letter written in 1788 by George Washington found
Fierce offensive intended to eradicate remaining al-Qaida
March 7, 2002
Fierce fighting raged for a fifth day as the United States deployed hundreds of reinforcements Wednesday and gathered 5,000 Afghan troops for an offensive aimed at finishing off al-Qaida. The U.S.-led coalition mounted punishing, round-the-clock air-strikes above the rugged terrain in eastern Afghanistan, and some U.S. officers predicted the operation could be wrapped up in days.
Astronauts perform Hubble transplant
March 7, 2002
Two spacewalking astronauts gave the Hubble Space Telescope a new central power unit in a risky “heart transplant” Wednesday that ended with the patient surging back to life.
On the street
March 7, 2002
Asked at Mojo’s Where do you go when you hear tornado sirens?
s spring sojourns
March 7, 2002
By Jim Baker Lee Monson has a nice spring break planned. Monson, a 22-year-old Kansas University senior from Chicago, is taking a weeklong cruise of the Caribbean with five of his female friends.
Lawrence High boys head to Emporia with 11-1 record in last four three-game tourneys
March 7, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High has prospered in boys basketball tournaments the past two seasons. Starting with tonight’s quarterfinal against Wichita West, LHS hopes to prosper three more days at the Class 6A state tournament at White Auditorium in Emporia.
Honor Roll
March 7, 2002
Lawrence High School announces students who made honors during the first semester of the 2001-2002 school year. Students who made the honor roll earned at least a 3.5 grade-point average.
Horoscopes
March 7, 2002
Wednesday’s highlights at the Legislature
March 7, 2002
Highlights of Wednesday’s activities at the Kansas Legislature.
6Sports Video Reports: Lawrence High plays at State
March 7, 2002
There’s a chance the Lions will play all the Wichita teams at the State tournament.
Nation briefs
March 7, 2002
 Contractor testifies he bribed congressman  Psychologists allowed to prescribe drugs  FBI apologizes for errant shooting  Crews work to keep fire from bird preserve
connection to birds
March 7, 2002
Paleontologists working in China have unearthed the first fossil of a dinosaur that appears to have had full-fledged feathers  a finding they say settles once and for all the debate over whether dinosaurs and birds are related.
Black historian joining Confederate group
March 7, 2002
When Nessa B. Johnson attended her first United Daughters of the Confederacy meeting in January, she said chapter members welcomed her like family even though she is black.
Wildcats outclaw Bears
March 7, 2002
BULLETIN - Kansas State controlled most of the first half; Baylor controlled most of the second. Each team scored exactly 30 points per half. In the end it was the Wildcats who came out on top, 74-73.
World briefs
March 7, 2002
 Pope appears in pain at public appearance  U.N. clears way for caviar harvest  Prize-winning author held in contempt  Strong earthquake causes heavy damage
Israeli hostility toward Palestinians angers U.S.
March 7, 2002
Israel’s aggressive moves Wednesday toward a war footing with Palestinians generated friction with its closest ally, the United States. Secretary of State Colin Powell and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon traded harsh words a day after Israel announced it would arm tens of thousands of its citizens to guard against suicide bombers, who have recently attacked buses, bachelorette parties and bar mitvahs. Israeli security agencies have moved to high alert, with guards posted in supermarkets and hotels, gas stations, malls and swimming pools.
On the record
March 7, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Daily ticker
March 7, 2002
Big 12 men’s Notebook: Knight not fan of tourneys
March 7, 2002
Ask Bob Knight how he feels about playing in his first Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, and you get two distinctly different answers.
Ottawa wins state opener
Cyclones turn back Holton rally for 58-46 victory
March 7, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Ottawa’s Lindsey Dieterich couldn’t believe it was happening again. Last year, the Cyclones blew a 15-point third-quarter lead in a first-round loss to Goodland at the Class 4A state girls basketball tournament.
Don’t take Knight film too seriously
Why bother watching sports movies when we have the real thing?
March 7, 2002
Four days to go now, and it’s all about survival. By Sunday night, it will all be over.
Black historian joining Confederate group
March 7, 2002
When Nessa B. Johnson attended her first United Daughters of the Confederacy meeting in January, she said chapter members welcomed her like family even though she is black.
Feathered Chinese dinosaur ‘settles’ connection to birds
March 7, 2002
Paleontologists working in China have unearthed the first fossil of a dinosaur that appears to have had full-fledged feathers a finding they say settles once and for all the debate over whether dinosaurs and birds are related.
U.S. says spy photos show Iraqi buildup
March 7, 2002
In a scene reminiscent of Adlai Stevenson displaying aerial images of Soviet bases during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, U.S. officials gave diplomats here a high-tech slide show Wednesday of satellite photos that they say prove Iraqis have illegally converted recently imported trucks to weapons carriers.
Cokie Roberts makes plans beyond ‘This Week’
March 7, 2002
Cokie Roberts is leaving her Sunday ABC talk show in the fall, making the announcement as the news division is roiled by reports that the network is hoping to replace Ted Koppel and “Nightline” with David Letterman.
Analysis predicts Bush budget would sink U.S. deeper in debt
March 7, 2002
President Bush’s budget would dig a deeper deficit next year than the White House claims and tap $1.8 trillion in Social Security surpluses for other programs during the next decade, Congress’ top fiscal analyst said Wednesday. Both political parties immediately drew the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s report into their election-year fight over Bush’s plans to cut taxes and boost spending for defense and domestic security.
6News Video Reports: No leads yet in rural explosion
March 7, 2002
The Sherrif’s Department has seized evidence from the site of the explosion, but remains tight-lipped about the investigation.
to rate current team tops
March 7, 2002
By Gary Bedore Say, Roy Williams, is this the best basketball team you’ve coached at Kansas? “No. Does that pin it down enough?” KU’s 14th-year coach said with a big grin during Wednesday’s news conference at Allen Fieldhouse.
Cyclones turn back Holton rally for 58-46 victory
March 7, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Ottawa’s Lindsey Dieterich couldn’t believe it was happening again. Last year, the Cyclones blew a 15-point third-quarter lead in a first-round loss to Goodland at the Class 4A state girls basketball tournament.
Jayhawks take aim against Avila
March 7, 2002
By Levi Chronister Kevin Wheeler had such a great day at the plate for the Kansas baseball team Wednesday that he was showered, wearing street clothes and sitting in the stands before the eighth inning. In fact, a half-dozen other Jayhawks joined him before the end of the game after also doing their parts in a 24-3 rout of Avila at Hoglund Ballpark.
Briefcase
March 7, 2002
 Co-op puts checks in mail  Sprint on track to hit goals  Allies angry about tariffs  Fed survey signals rebound
Briefly
March 7, 2002
 Students mourn death of torch-toting teacher  High school teacher faces criminal charges  Missing mother now presumed dead  KBI to investigate report of inmate’s rape
March 7, 2002
Editor’s note  Melissa Rayworth, an actress, screenwriter and former Associated Press employee, is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. The union chooses officers in a national election Friday.
Sound off
March 7, 2002
Are the Olympic gold medals really gold? Who provides them? Gold medals are actually silver, at least at their core. They have a 6 gram gold plating. Silver medals are solid silver. Bronze medals are a solid alloy of 90 percent copper and 10 percent zinc. Every medal is given an antique finish by hand, then a coat of lacquer.
Jerry Nadeau more than a one-track wonder
March 7, 2002
Jerry Nadeau doesn’t want to be known for running well at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
World briefs
March 7, 2002
Pope appears in pain at public appearance U.N. clears way for caviar harvest Prize-winning author held in contempt Strong earthquake causes heavy damage
People
March 7, 2002
P. Diddy does daddy thing No harmony in family Top name in comedy Third time wasn’t charm
People
March 7, 2002
 P. Diddy does daddy thing  No harmony in family  Top name in comedy  Third time wasn’t charm
On the record
March 7, 2002
Nation briefs
March 7, 2002
 Plagiarism scandal snares 38 students  Texas skier becomes 13th fatality on slopes  Columbine photos raise new anger at sheriff
APSE honors Journal-World
March 7, 2002
The Journal-World sports section has been recognized as one of the 10 best daily sections in the nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors.
Ahalaia White
March 7, 2002
Services for Ahalaia White, 1, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lawrence Indian United Methodist Church. Private graveside services will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Spencer, Okla. Ahalaia died Monday, March 4, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Company lands airport lease
March 7, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Ron Renz will never forget the day he made the public announcement introducing his new aviation business. It was Sept. 11. Renz, president of GUT Works LLC, was on the way to the Reno, Nev. air races to begin making sales pitches for the company’s one and only product a replica World War II Thunder Mustang airplane when terrorists struck.
Beyond Atlanta
Jerry Nadeau more than a one-track wonder
March 7, 2002
Jerry Nadeau doesn’t want to be known for running well at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
County hires sprinkler contractor
Fire-suppression system would protect landmark courthouse
March 7, 2002
By Mark Fagan A limestone landmark that cost $62,181 to build nearly 100 years ago soon will get a new fire-suppression system to protect its structure, contents and employees.
Coalition troops clear ridges of al-Qaida fighters
March 7, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 1:20 p.m.) Airstrikes from American B-52 bombers shook the ground Thursday in some of the heaviest bombing of a six-day battle against tenacious al-Qaida fighters. The United States rushed in reinforcements and said 100 militants had been killed the previous day.
s Colorado next for KU
March 7, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 7:45 p.m.) The Colorado Buffaloes have defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers 67-60, earning the right to face Kansas in the next round of the Big 12 Tournament in Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Mo.
taunts bring deadly retaliation
March 7, 2002
Editor’s Note: Associated Press Writer Jonathan Ewing spent nine days in the battle zone of eastern Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Anaconda. Here is his account of one confrontation.
s Washington
March 7, 2002
By Chuck Woodling No need to worry about disturbing Marian Washington with a phone call on Sunday night. Washington won’t be wrapped up in the ballyhooed ESPN movie “Season on the Brink.”
Briefly
March 7, 2002
Students mourn death of torch-toting teacher High school teacher faces criminal charges Missing mother now presumed dead KBI to investigate report of inmate’s rape
Peace plan endorsed by Syria
March 7, 2002
Syrian support for a Saudi peace overture to Israel brings the Arab world closer than it has ever been to recognizing Israel’s right to exist, but the process is fraught with pitfalls.
Briefcase
March 7, 2002
Co-op puts checks in mail Sprint on track to hit goals Allies angry about tariffs Fed survey signals rebound
M 71
March 7, 2002
When his closest friend collapsed at courtside Thursday afternoon, a worried Bob Knight had a special message for his Texas Tech team.
Afghan intelligence service offers new reward in hunt for terrorists
March 7, 2002
Nearly a week into a U.S.-led offensive on al-Qaida positions in eastern Afghanistan, the local intelligence service launched a campaign of its own Wednesday  a $4,000 reward for the capture of any al-Qaida warrior.
Local briefs
March 7, 2002
 Law Enforcement: Meth ingredient purchase leads to suspect’s arrest An Ottawa man was charged Wednesday in Douglas County District Court for having large amounts of a substance used to make methamphetamine. Robert E. Zoellers, 36, Ottawa, was being held late Wednesday in the Douglas County Jail on $10,000 bond. The charge filed alleges possession of ingredients for manufacturing methamphetamine, specifically pseudoephedrine. About 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence Police were called to Dillons, 1015 W. 23rd St. Store employees said two men attempted to buy large amounts of pseudoephedrine, a chemical commonly found in sinus medicine. Police found the men in a pickup truck in the parking lot and saw evidence of large amounts of pseudoephedrine in the truck, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Police believe purchases had been made from various businesses. Only Zoellers was arrested. He is to return to court Monday to schedule a preliminary hearing. ________  Kansas Legislature House speaker orders new redistricting map Topeka  Voicing concern over hang-ups regarding congressional redistricting efforts in the Kansas Senate, House Speaker Kent Glasscock, R-Manhattan, has ordered a House committee to start fashioning a new map. Glasscock said Wednesday that he expected a House proposal to be considered by the full House on March 15. Two weeks ago, a Senate committee approved a congressional redistricting plan that moved Lawrence from the 3rd Congressional District to the 2nd Congressional District. But since then, the committee bill has been on hold. Senate President Dave Kerr, R-Hutchinson, said the congressional plan is being held up because congressmen are working behind the scenes to get a map most advantageous to them. “It’s a very hard map to draw because what you find when you talk to the individual congressmen is that you have mutually exclusive desires. You cannot draw a map that pleases all of the sitting congressmen,” Kerr said. ________  Crime: Officers stop, arrest suspect in pizza-delivery car theft A man suspected of stealing a car used for pizza delivery was caught early Wednesday by Lawrence Police after a short car and foot chase. David G. Kusiak, 19, 830 Ala., faces charges including felony theft, and was being held late Wednesday in the Douglas County Jail on $3,000 bond. He is to appear in court at 2 p.m. today to set a preliminary hearing date. About 3 a.m. Wednesday, a patrol officer saw a 1999 Toyota Corolla speeding south on Iowa Street, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. The officer tried to stop the car, but the driver continued south, then west on 28th Street. The pursuit came to an end in the parking lot of an apartment complex on 27th Street west of Iowa Street. Officers caught the suspect as he tried to flee on foot, Pattrick said. Police also learned that the car had been reported stolen Feb. 8 from a woman who was making a delivery for Gumby’s Pizza, 1445 W. 23rd St. In addition to car theft, Kusiak is charged with fleeing and attempting to elude police, driving under the influence, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, possession of marijuana, obstruction of justice and failure to obey a traffic signal.
6Sports Video Reports: KU’s men’s team wins many awards
March 7, 2002
Coach Williams, Drew Gooden, Kirk Hinrich and Jeff Boschee were all given AP and coaches’ accolades.
Hemenway explains impacts of proposed budget cuts on KU
March 7, 2002
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway spoke Thursday in Topeka to the Kansas Senate Ways and Means Committee’s subcommittee on higher education. The following are his prepared remarks.