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U.S.-Afghan forces mass at front line for decisive push on al-Qaida caves
March 11, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 1:40 p.m.) U.S.-allied Afghan fighters massed near the mountains of eastern Afghanistan on Monday, rumbling up the desolate peaks in tanks and trucks before a sweeping push to clear out al-Qaida fighters hiding out in the region’s warren of caves.
Mourners remember Sept. 11 attacks
March 11, 2002
(Updated Monday at 1:37 p.m.) Silence fell at ground zero Monday morning, six months after hijacked jetliners obliterated two of the world’s tallest buildings. The thousands who died that day “would want us to lift up our heads very, very high,” said the city’s former mayor.
Firefighters praise TV documentary on Sept. 11 rescue efforts
March 11, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 7:12 a.m.) Firefighters who watched a nationally broadcast documentary of their Sept. 11 World Trade Center rescue effort said it was an accurate, sensitive account of the day on which 343 of their colleagues died.
President leads commemoration of six-month anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks
March 11, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 6:58 a.m.) President George W. Bush is paying tribute to the global coalition against terrorism and previewing the war’s next phase as more than 1,000 people gather at the White House to mark the six-month anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
New format mix of good, bad
March 11, 2002
The women’s NCAA Tournament is moving on up. Next year it will play all its games on neutral sites. The theory is the game is credible enough, and its fans are faithful enough, to re-create the same excitement without playing in the favored team’s gym.
Zimbabwe voting extended
March 11, 2002
A Zimbabwean judge on Sunday ordered the government to extend voting by one day in the most bitterly contested presidential election in the country’s history, as lines hundreds-deep snaked from polling booths long after the voting deadline passed.
Thomas Scott Dean
March 11, 2002
Thomas Scott Dean
March 11, 2002
Services for Thomas Scott Dean, 77, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Church. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Mr. Dean died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Strictly voluntary
March 11, 2002
On the record
March 11, 2002
On the record
March 11, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
On the money
March 11, 2002
A key strategy known as asset allocation prevents a person’s hard-earned savings from becoming tied up in one investment and helps reduce the chances of a portfolio meltdown.
On the money
March 11, 2002
A key strategy known as asset allocation prevents a person’s hard-earned savings from becoming tied up in one investment and helps reduce the chances of a portfolio meltdown.
New letters policy
March 11, 2002
Letters to the Journal-World’s Public Forum are an important and enjoyable part of our Opinion Page. To accommodate as many letters as possible, the Journal-World will institute a new word limit for letters beginning March 18.
LPN options
March 11, 2002
Lawrence City Commission
March 11, 2002
6:35 p.m. Tuesday City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets Sunflower Broadband channel 25
KU ruggers win
March 11, 2002
Jenny Peck and Jen Nelson scored two tries apiece as Kansas thumped Missouri, 50-5, in women’s college rugby on Saturday. Other tries were scored by Melissa McKibben, Allison Arvey, Abbey Harper and Lui Love. Rachel Seidle kicked five conversions.
Harold R. Rhoades
March 11, 2002
Paola  Services for Harold R. Rhoades, 81, Wellsville, will be 2 p.m. today at Wilson & Son Funeral Home, Paola. Burial will be in Miami County Memorial Gardens, rural Paola. Mr. Rhoades died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at his home.
Gerald William Clark
March 11, 2002
Enough, already
March 11, 2002
Journal-World Editorial It’s time for Gary Condit to become nothing more than an obscure citizen. California Congressman Gary Condit has been turned down by constituents in a bid for re-election.
Area Briefs
March 11, 2002
Vinland gears up for supper, fair Local company, KU Med to receive federal grants The Old Guard Assn.seeks new members
Area Briefs
March 11, 2002
 Vinland gears up for supper, fair  Local company, KU Med to receive federal grants  The Old Guard Assn.seeks new members
Kansas pitchers shine
March 11, 2002
By Andy Samuelson This is what Kansas University softball coach Tracy Bunge had been waiting for. Her pitchers on Sunday continued to dominate the Holiday Invitational at Jayhawk Field as KU beat Portland State, 5-0, and Indiana State, 9-1, and allowed just one run in 27 innings to capture the title.
Nation Briefs
March 11, 2002
 New York: Millions of tires burn after explosion at dump  Massachusetts: Sheriff to charge inmates for cells, meals  Chicago: Blood-pressure study cites alcohol benefit  New Jersey: Early SAT scores available on Web
Sampson pulling for KU
OU coach hopes Jayhawks, Sooners both make Final Four
March 11, 2002
By Robert Sinclair In order for Kansas University and Oklahoma to play a third and decisive game this season, it would have to be for the national championship in Atlanta. That would be just fine with OU coach Kelvin Sampson.
Vandy, UConn, Duke, OU top women’s seeds
March 11, 2002
Tennessee performed over the long haul, Vanderbilt at the end. Ultimately, the Commodores won out. Vanderbilt edged conference rival Tennessee for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament Sunday and joined Connecticut, Duke and Oklahoma at the top of the brackets.
Top 25 Roundup: Duke defends crown
Blue Devils whip Wolfpack in league final
March 11, 2002
Mike Krzyzewski has been in enough championship settings to get a good read on his team. He knew to keep quiet Sunday. “They had gotten themselves up for the game.
Nation Briefs
March 11, 2002
New York: Millions of tires burn after explosion at dump Massachusetts: Sheriff to charge inmates for cells, meals Chicago: Blood-pressure study cites alcohol benefit New Jersey: Early SAT scores available on Web
Johnson paces KU in lacrosse tourney
March 11, 2002
Lindsey Johnson, a freshman from St. Louis, had seven goals in three games over the weekend to lead Kansas University’s women’s lacrosse team to a 2-1 record at Shenk Fields.
Basque support raises concern
March 11, 2002
The Bush administration is concerned about state legislation that supports self-determination for Spain’s Basque minority without condemning an activist group that both countries consider a terrorist group, a state senator said Saturday.
Embattled Andersen firm may sell its operations
March 11, 2002
Arthur Andersen, damaged by its connections to bankrupt client Enron Corp., is talking with Big Five accounting firm Deloitte & Touche Tohmatsu about selling some or all of its operations, according to reports.
Florida newspapers want to keep sun shining
Editorials lobby to keep records open
March 11, 2002
Concerned about legislative efforts to restrict access to public records, more than half of Florida’s daily newspapers published editorials Sunday stressing the importance of maintaining an open government.
Junior high students to meet with lawmakers
March 11, 2002
West Junior High School students will meet today with members of Douglas County’s legislative delegation to express concern about possible budget cuts and fee increases in the Lawrence school district.
U.S. won’t rule out use of nuclear weapons
March 11, 2002
President Bush’s top foreign-affairs advisers say the United States must be prepared to use nuclear weapons to deter attacks involving weapons of mass destruction. But in an effort to ease alarm overseas, they said there were no plans to do so.
Friends and neighbors
March 11, 2002
Troops return from battle in Afghanistan
March 11, 2002
Hundreds of weary U.S. soldiers descended from the Afghan mountains Sunday after a grueling eight-day battle against enemy holdouts. U.S. bombers pounded the caves where the remaining fighters were hiding.
Illini, Longhorns playing close to home
Texas playing in Dallas despite drawing No. 6 seed
March 11, 2002
The Kansas Jayhawks have a short trip for their first-round matchup in the NCAA Tournament, which is only fair since they’re the top seed. Same goes for second-seeded Oregon.
Holy Cross eager to face Kansas
Crusaders find stride late in season,
March 11, 2002
By David Mitchell Holy Cross won 10 of its final 12 basketball games after starting the season 8-12. The Crusaders’ reward for that dazzling turnaround capped by defending their Patriot League tournament championship is a date with Kansas University in the Big Dance.
Audiences flock to ‘The Time Machine’
March 11, 2002
It was back to the future at the box office this weekend as a new adaptation of the science fiction classic “The Time Machine” opened in first place, according to studio estimates Sunday.
World Briefs
March 11, 2002
India: Hindu activist killed in clash with police Colombia: Security tight as voters elect new Congress Paris: Health-care workers demand more money Republic of Congo: Presidential race first since wars’ end
Helpful tips for tax filers
March 11, 2002
So, here we almost one month away from that dreaded income tax day April 15. Has a year gone by already? As the author Margaret Mitchell wrote in “Gone With the Wind”: ‘Death and taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them!”
Pets’ future at stake
Experts say owners should include furry friends in trusts
March 11, 2002
After Paula Eriksen’s husband died last year, she worried about what would happen to her loved ones when she dies. So she revised her will to make sure it covered everyone in the family. Even the pets.
Rigoletto’ emotional, enlightening show
March 11, 2002
By Jan Biles Leave it to Giuseppe Verdi to take Victor Hugo’s tale of a cursed hunchback and turn it into a 2 1/2-hour opera with beautiful arias, an orchestrated storm and hapless murder. Leave it to Teatro Lirico D’Europa to fill the roles with singers that elevate Verdi’s music and cause the audience to leap to its feet.
Race factor still closing doors
March 11, 2002
By E.R. Shipp New York Daily News Jeffrey Sterling’s story set off all sort of buttons with me. Sterling, 34, is a black man and, now, a former CIA agent because when it was time to give him the posting on the Iran Task Force for which he seemed qualified, his bosses found all sort of reasons for not sending him overseas.
Skull memorial dismantled in Cambodia
March 11, 2002
Skull by human skull, officials dismantled Sunday a key memorial to the atrocities committed by Cambodia’s former Khmer Rouge rulers.
Memorials crop up across country
March 11, 2002
The city’s monument honoring victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will include at least part of an essay written by Naperville native and Navy Cmdr. Dan Shanower, who was killed when a jet slammed into the Pentagon.
Families’ wounds still fresh six months after attacks
March 11, 2002
Joseph Maurer, whose daughter died in the Sept. 11 terror attack on the World Trade Center, said he and his family would stay away from their television set on Monday. “They’re going to keep showing the buildings collapsing, and we’re not really all that interested in seeing that part of it,” Maurer said.
Brush fire season arrives early in parched East
March 11, 2002
With drought parching the East Coast from Maine to Georgia, brush fires are breaking out in woods that normally would just be thawing out from winter, and some areas are banning outdoor burning in anticipation of a bone-dry spring.
Astronauts given break after hectic work week
March 11, 2002
Space shuttle Columbia’s astronauts reveled in their success and enjoyed some time off Sunday after a hectic and stressful week working on the Hubble Space Telescope. All that remained, besides packing, was Tuesday morning’s landing.
Alzheimer’s patient lost in airport shuffle
March 11, 2002
Three months after his Alzheimer’s-afflicted wife disappeared at a busy airport, Joe Dabney is too heartbroken even to open her luggage. “All I want is my wife,” the 63-year-old said. “She really was the only woman I ever loved. I just want to know that she’s OK, what happened.”
Frozen Dead Guy’ a hot ticket
Colorado festival honors cryogenically frozen ‘Grandpa Bredo’
March 11, 2002
The Grim Reaper led a parade float, obstacle-course contestants carried coffins and a frozen corpse was the main attraction. By all accounts, the first Frozen Dead Guy Days festival was a lively affair.
Kansas resident killed in Nebraska accident
March 11, 2002
Ice and slush were blamed for a Saturday afternoon accident that killed a Kansas woman. Police said a northbound car apparently slid out of control on Nebraska Highway 103 on the south edge of town and collided with a southbound vehicle, killing passenger Betty Gerhardt, 72, of Holton, Kan.
When in doubt, Rep. Mays asks dad
Special relationship with father influences Topeka lawmaker’s career
March 11, 2002
Marion Mays says only two kind of people ever created problems for him: politicians and lawyers. Yet his daughter became an attorney and his son, a legislator.
ECO2 faces uphill battle for tax-increase election
March 11, 2002
By Mark Fagan Getting permission to ask voters to increase sales taxes is one thing. Actually asking Douglas County residents to approve a new 1/4-cent sales tax is quite another.
Budget choices begin this week
March 11, 2002
Legislators now face the hard choices. How many teachers will lose their jobs? How many first-graders will be crammed into a single classroom?
Google artist delights in O’s and ahs
March 11, 2002
During the Olympics, when a speed-skating fox, a bear pushing a curling stone and other cutesy images adorned the “Google” logo on the popular Internet search engine, hundreds of users wrote in to compliment the art department.
K-10 updates won’t be anytime soon
March 11, 2002
By Mindie Paget Ever drive over a small, black hose on the highway and wonder why it was there? Chances are, it was connected to a device that counted your axles as you passed, enabling the Kansas Department of Transportation to monitor how many vehicles traverse Kansas highways.
Embassy’ adds to Fox frivolity
March 11, 2002
Given its classy title and posh locale, you would think that “The American Embassy” (8 p.m., Fox) might depart from the Fox formula of smarmy sex and self-absorption. But you would be wrong. How bad is “Embassy”? At times it makes the execrable “Boston Public” seem downright subtle.
Friends and neighbors
March 11, 2002
Clinton Lake ices over during the January ice storm. This picture was taken near Kathy Himmer’s home. Himmer, Lawrence, submitted the photograph. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For more Friends and Neighbors, go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
March 11, 2002
It was back to the future at the box office this weekend as a new adaptation of the science fiction classic “The Time Machine” opened in first place, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Event raises funds for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
March 11, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess There are easier ways than running to get from Boulevard Brewery in Kansas City, Mo., to Free State Brewery in downtown Lawrence. But for almost 1,700 people Sunday, those oatmeal stouts and John Brown ales wouldn’t have tasted as good without a few miles under their belt.
t rule out use of nuclear weapons
March 11, 2002
President Bush’s top foreign-affairs advisers say the United States must be prepared to use nuclear weapons to deter attacks involving weapons of mass destruction. But in an effort to ease alarm overseas, they said there were no plans to do so.
Slain reporter honored at memorial
March 11, 2002
Slain journalist Daniel Pearl was remembered in a memorial service Sunday as a husband who vowed to remain open to new cultures, a songwriter who believed the world was good, and a man who hoped he could make it better.
Junior high students to meet with lawmakers
March 11, 2002
West Junior High School students will meet today with members of Douglas County’s legislative delegation to express concern about possible budget cuts and fee increases in the Lawrence school district.
Editorials lobby to keep records open
March 11, 2002
Concerned about legislative efforts to restrict access to public records, more than half of Florida’s daily newspapers published editorials Sunday stressing the importance of maintaining an open government.
Embattled Andersen firm may sell its operations
March 11, 2002
Arthur Andersen, damaged by its connections to bankrupt client Enron Corp., is talking with Big Five accounting firm Deloitte & Touche Tohmatsu about selling some or all of its operations, according to reports.
Basque support raises concern
March 11, 2002
The Bush administration is concerned about state legislation that supports self-determination for Spain’s Basque minority without condemning an activist group that both countries consider a terrorist group, a state senator said Saturday.
President leads commemoration of six-month anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks
March 11, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 6:58 a.m.) President George W. Bush is paying tribute to the global coalition against terrorism and previewing the war’s next phase as more than 1,000 people gather at the White House to mark the six-month anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Firefighters praise TV documentary on Sept. 11 rescue efforts
March 11, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 7:12 a.m.) Firefighters who watched a nationally broadcast documentary of their Sept. 11 World Trade Center rescue effort said it was an accurate, sensitive account of the day on which 343 of their colleagues died.
Rock Chalk picks winners
March 11, 2002
The United Way of Douglas County is $50,000 richer, thanks to the efforts behind this year’s Rock Chalk Revue at Kansas University.
Additional volunteers needed to tutor, talk with students in Lawrence schools
March 11, 2002
A successful mentoring program in the Lawrence public schools needs additional volunteers. Youth Friends is looking for at least 50 more people who can spend time each week with a student at school.
Enough, already
March 11, 2002
Journal-World Editorial It’s time for Gary Condit to become nothing more than an obscure citizen. California Congressman Gary Condit has been turned down by constituents in a bid for re-election.
Georgetown denies NIT bid
March 11, 2002
The Atlantic 10, which had only Xavier selected for the NCAA tournament, had five teams picked Sunday night for the NIT’s expanded 40-team field. One name missing from the list was Georgetown, which lost in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament and finished 19-11.
t cut music
March 11, 2002
To the editor: In response to the budget committee’s endorsed cuts:
Strictly voluntary
March 11, 2002
To the editor: Unfortunately, Robert McColl (LJW letter to the editor, March 2) is somewhat disingenuous when he indicates that the ECO2 proposal would result in “some very restrictive land use in the future.” What he failed to mention was that participation by any landowner in the open space portion of the proposed plan would be strictly voluntary. Any restrictions placed on land use would be at the behest of the landowner.
LPN options
March 11, 2002
To the editor: After reading comments by Katy Buck, supervisor for the district’s nursing staff, I felt I needed to respond. I wonder why the board has not mentioned the licensed practical nurse (LPN) to work in the schools, instead of health aides.
emotional, enlightening show
March 11, 2002
By Jan Biles Leave it to Giuseppe Verdi to take Victor Hugo’s tale of a cursed hunchback and turn it into a 2 1/2-hour opera with beautiful arias, an orchestrated storm and hapless murder. Leave it to Teatro Lirico D’Europa to fill the roles with singers that elevate Verdi’s music and cause the audience to leap to its feet.
s and ahs
March 11, 2002
During the Olympics, when a speed-skating fox, a bear pushing a curling stone and other cutesy images adorned the “Google” logo on the popular Internet search engine, hundreds of users wrote in to compliment the art department.
Pontiac driver passes Burton for MBNA victory
March 11, 2002
Tony Stewart dipped into his past Sunday, and the result was his first career 500-mile victory. Stewart slid under Ward Burton for the lead with 24 laps to go and held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the MBNA America 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Crusaders find stride late in season,
March 11, 2002
By David Mitchell Holy Cross won 10 of its final 12 basketball games after starting the season 8-12. The Crusaders’ reward for that dazzling turnaround  capped by defending their Patriot League tournament championship  is a date with Kansas University in the Big Dance.
OU coach hopes Jayhawks, Sooners both make Final Four
March 11, 2002
By Robert Sinclair In order for Kansas University and Oklahoma to play a third and decisive game this season, it would have to be for the national championship in Atlanta. That would be just fine with OU coach Kelvin Sampson.
Johnson paces KU in lacrosse tourney
March 11, 2002
Lindsey Johnson, a freshman from St. Louis, had seven goals in three games over the weekend to lead Kansas University’s women’s lacrosse team to a 2-1 record at Shenk Fields.
St. Louis a spirited place to play
March 11, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The highs of Gateway Arch and the lows of the Titanic. Finger-licking eats on The Hill and foot-stomping blues pubs on Laclede’s Landing. Collegiate basketball fans venturing to St. Louis to catch the Kansas Jayhawks in the NCAA Tournament have plenty of options before, between and after games.
Skull memorial dismantled in Cambodia
March 11, 2002
Skull by human skull, officials dismantled Sunday a key memorial to the atrocities committed by Cambodia’s former Khmer Rouge rulers.
Students greet budget plan with chorus of disapproval
March 11, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Instrumental music students plan to greet Lawrence school board members tonight at a decisive budget meeting with deafening notes of alarm: Don’t cut sixth-grade orchestra and band programs.
California may be a preview
March 11, 2002
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate The California governor, a Democrat with serious political problems, much preferred to have as his November opponent the rookie Republican candidate, an unapologetic conservative, rather than the more moderate, two-term big city mayor with demonstrated appeal to Democratic voters.
Absence clarified
March 11, 2002
To the editor: The three gubernatorial candidates who did not attend the “Water and the Future of Kansas” conference in Lawrence on March 5 as reported in your article (“Absent gubernatorial candidates mystify state water officials”, LJW, March 6) had all notified us in advance of their schedule conflicts or uncertainties and expressed their regrets at missing such an important forum. I stayed in contact with each campaign up to the last minute in hopes that changes might allow their participation in our town hall meeting on water issues.
New format mix of good, bad
March 11, 2002
The women’s NCAA Tournament is moving on up. Next year it will play all its games on neutral sites. The theory is the game is credible enough, and its fans are faithful enough, to re-create the same excitement without playing in the favored team’s gym.
s seeds
March 11, 2002
Tennessee performed over the long haul, Vanderbilt at the end. Ultimately, the Commodores won out. Vanderbilt edged conference rival Tennessee for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament Sunday and joined Connecticut, Duke and Oklahoma at the top of the brackets.
Oklahoma clearly better team on Sunday
March 11, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Wherever David Harrison was late Sunday afternoon in Boulder, Colo., he had to be smiling. Harrison is the Colorado University freshman basketball player who has had a running feud with Kansas all season.
Briefly
March 11, 2002
California: Gasoline prices increase nearly 9 cents in two weeks New York City: Firefighters gather for Sept. 11 documentary Boston: Seafood industry assesses threats of bioterrorism
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
March 11, 2002
IN 1977 The Lawrence City Commission approved a 40-year contract for water sales to Baldwin, which had encountered serious shortages during the recent drought periods. The newly approved Clinton Reservoir Treatment Plant was due to help provide water for the south Douglas County city by 1980. Both Lawrence and Baldwin officials lauded the agreement as vital to the future for the area.
Briefly
March 11, 2002
 New York City: Official toll updated The official count of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks  Washington, D.C.: WTC stamp to debut  Virginia: Pentagon official urges support for Muslims  Washington, D.c.: Charity sues for claim of links to terrorists
ECO2 faces uphill battle for tax-increase election
March 11, 2002
By Mark Fagan Getting permission to ask voters to increase sales taxes is one thing. Actually asking Douglas County residents to approve a new 1/4-cent sales tax is quite another.
Bowing to dollars
March 11, 2002
To the editor: Once again, Mayor Rundle and Commissioner Dunfield retain their spines, while Hack, Henry and Kennedy bow down to the corporate dollar “man” and his mirage of good intentions. In five, 10 or 20 years when I see Mike Rundle or David Dunfield on the street I will thank them for trying to save this town’s soul as well as its infrastructure.
Israel vows more attacks
March 11, 2002
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Sunday he is prepared to end Yasser Arafat’s confinement in the West Bank and negotiate with the Palestinians on a truce  but with violence at its worst levels in 17 months of fighting, he stressed he will not call off the army offensive against militants.
Helpful tips for tax filers
March 11, 2002
So, here we almost one month away from that dreaded income tax day  April 15. Has a year gone by already? As the author Margaret Mitchell wrote in “Gone With the Wind”: ‘Death and taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them!”
Neal lifts Lakers past Knicks, 117-103
March 11, 2002
When Shaquille O’Neal has a substantial height and weight advantage on the man trying to guard him  which is most of the time  he’s practically unstoppable. O’Neal scored 40 points on 15-of-21 shooting and had 13 rebounds Sunday to power the Los Angeles Lakers to a 117-103 victory over the New York Knicks.
s career
March 11, 2002
Marion Mays says only two kind of people ever created problems for him: politicians and lawyers. Yet his daughter became an attorney and his son, a legislator.
Former All-Star pitcher has struggled with injuries for two seasons
March 11, 2002
Left-hander Jose Rosado, a two-time All-Star who has struggled with shoulder problems the past two years, was placed on unconditional release waivers Sunday by the Kansas City Royals.
s capture sparks fear about succession
March 11, 2002
The weekend arrest of the most-wanted drug lord in both Mexico and the United States is prompting fears of bloody turf wars along the border as rivals try to muscle their way into the multibillion-dollar business long controlled by the Tijuana cartel.
ID cards
March 11, 2002
In 1949, Mao Tse-tung’s communists conquered mainland China and set off a massive flow of emigration to this city, then a comparatively prosperous British colony. To sort out newcomers from residents, Hong Kong introduced compulsory cardboard identity cards.
adds to Fox frivolity
March 11, 2002
Given its classy title and posh locale, you would think that “The American Embassy” (8 p.m., Fox) might depart from the Fox formula of smarmy sex and self-absorption. But you would be wrong. How bad is “Embassy”? At times it makes the execrable “Boston Public” seem downright subtle.
New format strives to limit travel
March 11, 2002
The NCAA wanted to limit travel in this year’s tournament. The selection committee succeeded, but only in part. The committee tried to keep teams closer to home for the opening two rounds with a new system that showed it wasn’t flawless.
Jayhawks thump Oklahoma in Big 12 dual
March 11, 2002
By Andy Samuelson While the Sooners stunned Kansas in basketball at its home away from home Sunday at Kemper Arena, another group of Jayhawks fared better at their winter residence  Alvamar Racquet Club  as the Kansas whipped No. 37 Oklahoma, 6-1, in women’s tennis.
M sweeps Jayhawks
March 11, 2002
By Levi Chronister Kansas won’t go undefeated in baseball this season. No. 13 Texas A&M, which succumbed to a KU rally on Friday, swept the Jayhawks on Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark. The Aggies (16-5 overall, 5-1 Big 12) won, 5-3 and 10-6, to hand KU (10-2, 1-2) its first losses.
Malique Jamal Russell
March 11, 2002
Services for Malique Jamal Russell, infant son of Margo Russell, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Malique was stillborn on Thursday, March 7, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Births
March 11, 2002
Josh and Tomi Smith, Tonganoxie, a boy, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Scott Franek, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday.
Dozens of district programs, jobs on the line at board meeting tonight
March 11, 2002
The Lawrence school board tonight will consider a two-phase plan for reducing district expenditures and increasing revenue. Under Phase I, a district budget committee recommended $1.9 million in budget cuts and nearly $1 million in fee increases. Phase II includes $2.1 million in budget cuts.
Will U.S. resolve die when names fade?
March 11, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Here, for the record, are their names: Bradley Crose; Philip Svitak; Marc Anderson; Matthew Commons; Neil Roberts: John Chapman; Jason Cunningham. They are the seven American military men killed in action this week in Afghanistan.
Zimbabwe voting extended
March 11, 2002
A Zimbabwean judge on Sunday ordered the government to extend voting by one day in the most bitterly contested presidential election in the country’s history, as lines hundreds-deep snaked from polling booths long after the voting deadline passed.
Big 12 lands six teams in NCAA field
Missouri happy with No. 12 seed in West Regional; Tigers to face Miami
March 11, 2002
Missouri’s best record in the tenure of Quin Snyder got the Tigers their worst seed in the NCAA Tournament in his three years as coach.
No. 13 Texas A&M sweeps Jayhawks
March 11, 2002
By Levi Chronister Kansas won’t go undefeated in baseball this season. No. 13 Texas A&M, which succumbed to a KU rally on Friday, swept the Jayhawks on Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark. The Aggies (16-5 overall, 5-1 Big 12) won, 5-3 and 10-6, to hand KU (10-2, 1-2) its first losses.
Slain reporter honored at memorial
March 11, 2002
Slain journalist Daniel Pearl was remembered in a memorial service Sunday as a husband who vowed to remain open to new cultures, a songwriter who believed the world was good, and a man who hoped he could make it better.
KU floored in final - Oklahoma 64, Kansas 55
Sooners stifle Kansas, win league crown
March 11, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Who would have thunk it? Who would have believed the nation’s highest-scoring college basketball team would count a mere 19 points in a half? “Ain’t no way in the world we should score 19 points in a half,” Kansas junior Drew Gooden said. “I can score 19 points in a half. No way in the world we should have 19 points. We shot just horrible.”
Queen announced for St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 11, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess With the Junkyard Jazz Band providing music, and a crowd festooned in all shades of green, Kellie Meyer was crowned queen of the 2002 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Meyer, 20, a Kansas University student from Emporia, was one of six candidates. “It’s a shock,” Meyer said. “It’s for a great cause, and it’s really worth it.”
Tis the season for tornadoes, storms
March 11, 2002
By Mike Belt Whenever Philip Rankin drives near 28th Street and Lawrence Avenue, his thoughts automatically return to June 19, 1981. That’s where Rankin was, volunteering as a Douglas County storm watcher, when a deadly tornado roared through the neighborhood.
Annual run lures athletes to breweries
Event raises funds for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
March 11, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess There are easier ways than running to get from Boulevard Brewery in Kansas City, Mo., to Free State Brewery in downtown Lawrence. But for almost 1,700 people Sunday, those oatmeal stouts and John Brown ales wouldn’t have tasted as good without a few miles under their belt.
Kansan among Chicago dead
Investigators study cause of falling debris from John Hancock Center
March 11, 2002
Melissa Cook’s family had traveled to Chicago from as far away as Florida to help her celebrate her 30th birthday on Saturday. But first, she and her cousin decided to go shopping downtown with their mothers.
Actors honored by their peers
March 11, 2002
Russell Crowe was named best actor Sunday at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role as delusional math genius John Nash in “A Beautiful Mind,” a win that could boost his chances to win back-to-back Academy Awards.
Harold R. Rhoades
March 11, 2002
Malique Jamal Russell
March 11, 2002
Meteorologists urge extra care when sirens sound
March 11, 2002
As another tornado season approaches, meteorologists are again trying to convince Kansans to learn all they can about protecting themselves in severe weather. Meteorologists say too many Kansans still run outside to look when the sirens sound, rather than heading for safety.
California may be a preview
March 11, 2002
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate The California governor, a Democrat with serious political problems, much preferred to have as his November opponent the rookie Republican candidate, an unapologetic conservative, rather than the more moderate, two-term big city mayor with demonstrated appeal to Democratic voters.
Students greet budget plan with chorus of disapproval
March 11, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Instrumental music students plan to greet Lawrence school board members tonight at a decisive budget meeting with deafening notes of alarm: Don’t cut sixth-grade orchestra and band programs.
Hong Kong residents not keen on ‘smart’ ID cards
March 11, 2002
In 1949, Mao Tse-tung’s communists conquered mainland China and set off a massive flow of emigration to this city, then a comparatively prosperous British colony. To sort out newcomers from residents, Hong Kong introduced compulsory cardboard identity cards.
Mexican drug lord’s capture sparks fear about succession
March 11, 2002
The weekend arrest of the most-wanted drug lord in both Mexico and the United States is prompting fears of bloody turf wars along the border as rivals try to muscle their way into the multibillion-dollar business long controlled by the Tijuana cartel.
New letters policy
March 11, 2002
Letters to the Journal-World’s Public Forum are an important and enjoyable part of our Opinion Page. To accommodate as many letters as possible, the Journal-World will institute a new word limit for letters beginning March 18.
Don’t cut music
March 11, 2002
Will U.S. resolve die when names fade?
March 11, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Here, for the record, are their names: Bradley Crose; Philip Svitak; Marc Anderson; Matthew Commons; Neil Roberts: John Chapman; Jason Cunningham. They are the seven American military men killed in action this week in Afghanistan.
European tensions beginning to resurface
March 11, 2002
France’s foreign minister, Hubert Vedrine, calls U.S. foreign policy “simplistic.” Secretary of State Colin Powell retorts that Vedrine must be “getting the vapors.” Just a manly exchange between friends, the two later insist.
Youth Friends pairs mentors, children
Additional volunteers needed to tutor, talk with students in Lawrence schools
March 11, 2002
A successful mentoring program in the Lawrence public schools needs additional volunteers. Youth Friends is looking for at least 50 more people who can spend time each week with a student at school.
Rock Chalk picks winners
March 11, 2002
The United Way of Douglas County is $50,000 richer, thanks to the efforts behind this year’s Rock Chalk Revue at Kansas University.
Absence clarified
March 11, 2002
Sound off
March 11, 2002
Why is it called a free throw instead of a free shot? There are jump shots, hook shots, but no throws. You can call it a free shot, if you like. The free throw is, in fact, sometimes referred to as a free shot. The free throw is also called a foul shot and a charity.
On the street
March 11, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Public Library What is the most important thing to keep intact in Lawrence public schools?
U.S.-Afghan forces mass at front line for decisive push on al-Qaida caves
March 11, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 1:40 p.m.) U.S.-allied Afghan fighters massed near the mountains of eastern Afghanistan on Monday, rumbling up the desolate peaks in tanks and trucks before a sweeping push to clear out al-Qaida fighters hiding out in the region’s warren of caves.
Budget choices begin this week
March 11, 2002
Legislators now face the hard choices. How many teachers will lose their jobs? How many first-graders will be crammed into a single classroom?
Honor roll
March 11, 2002
Free State High School announces its 2001-2002 fall semester honor roll. Students who made the honor roll earned at least a 3.5 grade point average. Those who made honors are: Sophomores
Kansas resident killed in Nebraska accident
March 11, 2002
Ice and slush were blamed for a Saturday afternoon accident that killed a Kansas woman. Police said a northbound car apparently slid out of control on Nebraska Highway 103 on the south edge of town and collided with a southbound vehicle, killing passenger Betty Gerhardt, 72, of Holton, Kan.
Missouri happy with No. 12 seed in West Regional
March 11, 2002
Missouri’s best record in the tenure of Quin Snyder got the Tigers their worst seed in the NCAA Tournament in his three years as coach.
March 11, 2002
The Grim Reaper led a parade float, obstacle-course contestants carried coffins and a frozen corpse was the main attraction. By all accounts, the first Frozen Dead Guy Days festival was a lively affair.
s patient lost in airport shuffle
March 11, 2002
Three months after his Alzheimer’s-afflicted wife disappeared at a busy airport, Joe Dabney is too heartbroken even to open her luggage. “All I want is my wife,” the 63-year-old said. “She really was the only woman I ever loved. I just want to know that she’s OK, what happened.”
Actors honored by their peers
March 11, 2002
Russell Crowe was named best actor Sunday at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role as delusional math genius John Nash in “A Beautiful Mind,” a win that could boost his chances to win back-to-back Academy Awards.
Race factor still closing doors
March 11, 2002
By E.R. Shipp New York Daily News Jeffrey Sterling’s story set off all sort of buttons with me. Sterling, 34, is a black man and, now, a former CIA agent because when it was time to give him the posting on the Iran Task Force for which he seemed qualified, his bosses found all sort of reasons for not sending him overseas.
Blue Devils whip Wolfpack in league final
March 11, 2002
Mike Krzyzewski has been in enough championship settings to get a good read on his team. He knew to keep quiet Sunday. “They had gotten themselves up for the game.
Meteorologists urge extra care when sirens sound
March 11, 2002
As another tornado season approaches, meteorologists are again trying to convince Kansans to learn all they can about protecting themselves in severe weather. Meteorologists say too many Kansans still run outside to look when the sirens sound, rather than heading for safety.
Gerald William Clark
March 11, 2002
Wamego  Services for Gerald William Clark, 62, Wamego, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Mr. Clark died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at his home.
Politicians take themselves less seriously at Gridiron Club
March 11, 2002
President Bush and Sen. Tom Daschle, potential rivals in 2004, smothered each other in satire at the 117th Gridiron dinner as the capital’s political elite lapped up a laugh-packed respite from war.
Jayhawks catch spirit of St. Louis
March 11, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Arch Madness begins Thursday in St. Louis, and Jeff Foster is ready to welcome the Kansas Jayhawks to town. “I don’t see them getting upset here,” said Foster, a Kansas University graduate who organizes TV-watch parties for KU basketball games at P.J.’s Tavern.
Texas playing in Dallas despite drawing No. 6 seed
March 11, 2002
The Kansas Jayhawks have a short trip for their first-round matchup in the NCAA Tournament, which is only fair since they’re the top seed. Same goes for second-seeded Oregon.
As other technologies advance, batteries fall behind
March 11, 2002
Batteries, the technology that time forgot, should have disappeared alongside the wood-paneled station wagon. The sealed chemical cocktails we use to power computers, boom boxes and mobile phones are little changed since the 1950s.
Top-seeded Jayhawks see bumpy road to Atlanta
March 11, 2002
By Gary Bedore No. 1 seeds are supposed to breeze to the Final Four, right? That’s the theory, though the Midwest Region’s top-seeded team, Kansas University, sees plenty of potential hazards and road blocks on a potentially bumpy route to Atlanta.
Sooners stifle Kansas, win league crown
March 11, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Who would have thunk it? Who would have believed the nation’s highest-scoring college basketball team would count a mere 19 points in a half? “Ain’t no way in the world we should score 19 points in a half,” Kansas junior Drew Gooden said. “I can score 19 points in a half. No way in the world we should have 19 points. We shot just horrible.”
t be anytime soon
March 11, 2002
By Mindie Paget Ever drive over a small, black hose on the highway and wonder why it was there? Chances are, it was connected to a device that counted your axles as you passed, enabling the Kansas Department of Transportation to monitor how many vehicles traverse Kansas highways.
Experts say owners should include furry friends in trusts
March 11, 2002
After Paula Eriksen’s husband died last year, she worried about what would happen to her loved ones when she dies. So she revised her will to make sure it covered everyone in the family. Even the pets.
People
March 11, 2002
 50 years of Hope  Marsalis knocks rap  Title has sweet ring  Seeing it in black and white
Dozens of district programs, jobs on the line at board meeting tonight
March 11, 2002
The Lawrence school board tonight will consider a two-phase plan for reducing district expenditures and increasing revenue. Under Phase I, a district budget committee recommended $1.9 million in budget cuts and nearly $1 million in fee increases. Phase II includes $2.1 million in budget cuts.
Power struggle
As other technologies advance, batteries fall behind
March 11, 2002
Troops return from battle in Afghanistan
March 11, 2002
Hundreds of weary U.S. soldiers descended from the Afghan mountains Sunday after a grueling eight-day battle against enemy holdouts. U.S. bombers pounded the caves where the remaining fighters were hiding.
Jayhawks somber during selection
March 11, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Sunday was supposed to be a celebration for No. 1-ranked Kansas University, the culmination of a perfect run through the Big 12 Conference.
Horoscopes
March 11, 2002
For Monday, March 11, 2002, those with birthdays today: Much goes on behind the scenes. Be careful as to how much you keep to yourself. Dialogue and share while remaining discreet. This could prove to be an important part of your year. Single Fish swim toward attachment and a long-term commitment in the next few months. If you are attached, your romantic life takes on a very loving tone, provided you share more. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
ACC powers, Kansas make picking NCAA favorite difficult
March 11, 2002
Maryland’s loss to North Carolina State in the ACC semifinals Saturday put a frown on coach Gary Williams’ face, but the defeat didn’t cost the 26-4 Terrapins a top seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Brush fire season arrives early in parched East
March 11, 2002
With drought parching the East Coast from Maine to Georgia, brush fires are breaking out in woods that normally would just be thawing out from winter, and some areas are banning outdoor burning in anticipation of a bone-dry spring.
wounds still fresh six months after attacks
March 11, 2002
Joseph Maurer, whose daughter died in the Sept. 11 terror attack on the World Trade Center, said he and his family would stay away from their television set on Monday. “They’re going to keep showing the buildings collapsing, and we’re not really all that interested in seeing that part of it,” Maurer said.
European tensions beginning to resurface
March 11, 2002
France’s foreign minister, Hubert Vedrine, calls U.S. foreign policy “simplistic.” Secretary of State Colin Powell retorts that Vedrine must be “getting the vapors.” Just a manly exchange between friends, the two later insist.
Briefly
March 11, 2002
New York City: Official toll updated The official count of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks Washington, D.C.: WTC stamp to debut Virginia: Pentagon official urges support for Muslims Washington, D.c.: Charity sues for claim of links to terrorists
Royals release rehabbing Rosado
Former All-Star pitcher has struggled with injuries for two seasons
March 11, 2002
Left-hander Jose Rosado, a two-time All-Star who has struggled with shoulder problems the past two years, was placed on unconditional release waivers Sunday by the Kansas City Royals.
Stewart holds off Earnhardt
Pontiac driver passes Burton for MBNA victory
March 11, 2002
Tony Stewart dipped into his past Sunday, and the result was his first career 500-mile victory. Stewart slid under Ward Burton for the lead with 24 laps to go and held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the MBNA America 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
O’Neal lifts Lakers past Knicks, 117-103
March 11, 2002
When Shaquille O’Neal has a substantial height and weight advantage on the man trying to guard him which is most of the time he’s practically unstoppable. O’Neal scored 40 points on 15-of-21 shooting and had 13 rebounds Sunday to power the Los Angeles Lakers to a 117-103 victory over the New York Knicks.
Local briefs
March 11, 2002
Lawrence schools: LHS High Q team loses in competition A team representing Lawrence High School was eliminated from the High Q competition Sunday by Washburn Rural High School. The two teams were members of the “Sweet 16” of teams that had advanced past the initial round. Each match of the Sweet 16 is played live on WIBW channel 13 at 10:30 a.m. Sundays and again at 10:30 p.m. on the same day on KTWU channel 11. A team representing Free State High School will compete March 24. The High Q competition is in its 19th year, and is sponsored by WIBW and Washburn University. The winner of the competition will be announced May 12. ____________________________________ Mock trial team to get second chance at state Last month’s lousy weather may not derail Lawrence High School’s bid to qualify for the state mock trial competition, after all. Paul Stuewe, an American history teacher at LHS, said icy road conditions prevented the Lawrence squad from traveling to Topeka for a four-school competition to determine a state qualifier. “We couldn’t go because the buses didn’t run,” he said. In fact, Shawnee Mission South and Bonner Springs high school teams didn’t make it either. The event went ahead as planned, and Washburn Rural the only competitor was awarded the state bid. “We cried foul,” Stuewe said. He said a compromise was struck to allow the three schools that missed the original competition to stage a regional qualifying event Tuesday in Bonner Springs. Washburn Rural will retain its bid, meaning that the region will have two representatives at state March 16. ____________________________________ Severe weather awareness activities planned for week Douglas County Emergency Management and the Topeka National Weather Service hope to inform Kansans during Kansas Severe Weather Awareness Week, today through Friday. The annual statewide tornado drills will be at 10:30 a.m. and 6:25 p.m. Tuesday. Thursday is scheduled as a backup day. Mike Akulow, warning coordination meteorologist with the weather service, will provide a free weather workshop for the public at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, Building 21 South. The purpose of the program is to educate and promote severe weather safety in Douglas County. There will be drawings throughout evening for preparedness packs that include a weather radio. ____________________________________ Driver injured in K-10 rollover One man was injured during a one-car accident at 6:25 a.m. Saturday on Kansas Highway 10. The accident occurred near mile post 13, just east of Lawrence, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported. Dennis Hollingsworth, 24, Shawnee, was driving a 1996 Chevrolet truck heading east when he drifted to the left side of the road. Hollingsworth then overcorrected, and the truck crossed the median into the westbound lane, where it began to roll and came to a stop in the ditch. Hollingsworth was taken by Life Net helicopter to Overland Park Regional Medical Center, where he was in fair condition Saturday night. ____________________________________ Area youths win honors at Model United Nations Youths from area junior high and middle schools won awards at Model United Nations. The event was last week at Kansas Expocentre, Topeka. Ben Robertson, Central Junior High School, won first place, and Vicki Bentley, South Junior High School, won second place in the best overall middle school delegate category. Robertson represented Germany, and Bentley represented Armenia. Patton Junior High School, Leavenworth, won third place representing North Korea in the best middle school delegation category. Awards were presented at the conclusion of the two-day event. About 800 junior high and high school students from northeast and central Kansas participated.
Duke, Cincinnati, Maryland No. 1 seeds
New format strives to limit travel
March 11, 2002
The NCAA wanted to limit travel in this year’s tournament. The selection committee succeeded, but only in part. The committee tried to keep teams closer to home for the opening two rounds with a new system that showed it wasn’t flawless.
People
March 11, 2002
50 years of Hope Marsalis knocks rap Title has sweet ring Seeing it in black and white
Politicians take themselves less seriously at Gridiron Club
March 11, 2002
President Bush and Sen. Tom Daschle, potential rivals in 2004, smothered each other in satire at the 117th Gridiron dinner as the capital’s political elite lapped up a laugh-packed respite from war.
Tis the season for tornadoes, storms
March 11, 2002
By Mike Belt Whenever Philip Rankin drives near 28th Street and Lawrence Avenue, his thoughts automatically return to June 19, 1981. That’s where Rankin was, volunteering as a Douglas County storm watcher, when a deadly tornado roared through the neighborhood.
s Day Parade
March 11, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess With the Junkyard Jazz Band providing music, and a crowd festooned in all shades of green, Kellie Meyer was crowned queen of the 2002 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Meyer, 20, a Kansas University student from Emporia, was one of six candidates. “It’s a shock,” Meyer said. “It’s for a great cause, and it’s really worth it.”
World Briefs
March 11, 2002
 India: Hindu activist killed in clash with police  Colombia: Security tight as voters elect new Congress  Paris: Health-care workers demand more money  Republic of Congo: Presidential race first since wars’ end
Bowing to dollars
March 11, 2002
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
March 11, 2002
Local briefs
March 11, 2002
 Lawrence schools: LHS High Q team loses in competition A team representing Lawrence High School was eliminated from the High Q competition Sunday by Washburn Rural High School. The two teams were members of the “Sweet 16” of teams that had advanced past the initial round. Each match of the Sweet 16 is played live on WIBW channel 13 at 10:30 a.m. Sundays and again at 10:30 p.m. on the same day on KTWU channel 11. A team representing Free State High School will compete March 24. The High Q competition is in its 19th year, and is sponsored by WIBW and Washburn University. The winner of the competition will be announced May 12. ____________________________________  Mock trial team to get second chance at state Last month’s lousy weather may not derail Lawrence High School’s bid to qualify for the state mock trial competition, after all. Paul Stuewe, an American history teacher at LHS, said icy road conditions prevented the Lawrence squad from traveling to Topeka for a four-school competition to determine a state qualifier. “We couldn’t go because the buses didn’t run,” he said. In fact, Shawnee Mission South and Bonner Springs high school teams didn’t make it either. The event went ahead as planned, and Washburn Rural  the only competitor  was awarded the state bid. “We cried foul,” Stuewe said. He said a compromise was struck to allow the three schools that missed the original competition to stage a regional qualifying event Tuesday in Bonner Springs. Washburn Rural will retain its bid, meaning that the region will have two representatives at state March 16. ____________________________________  Severe weather awareness activities planned for week Douglas County Emergency Management and the Topeka National Weather Service hope to inform Kansans during Kansas Severe Weather Awareness Week, today through Friday. The annual statewide tornado drills will be at 10:30 a.m. and 6:25 p.m. Tuesday. Thursday is scheduled as a backup day. Mike Akulow, warning coordination meteorologist with the weather service, will provide a free weather workshop for the public at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, Building 21 South. The purpose of the program is to educate and promote severe weather safety in Douglas County. There will be drawings throughout evening for preparedness packs that include a weather radio. ____________________________________  Driver injured in K-10 rollover One man was injured during a one-car accident at 6:25 a.m. Saturday on Kansas Highway 10. The accident occurred near mile post 13, just east of Lawrence, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported. Dennis Hollingsworth, 24, Shawnee, was driving a 1996 Chevrolet truck heading east when he drifted to the left side of the road. Hollingsworth then overcorrected, and the truck crossed the median into the westbound lane, where it began to roll and came to a stop in the ditch. Hollingsworth was taken by Life Net helicopter to Overland Park Regional Medical Center, where he was in fair condition Saturday night. ____________________________________  Area youths win honors at Model United Nations Youths from area junior high and middle schools won awards at Model United Nations. The event was last week at Kansas Expocentre, Topeka. Ben Robertson, Central Junior High School, won first place, and Vicki Bentley, South Junior High School, won second place in the best overall middle school delegate category. Robertson represented Germany, and Bentley represented Armenia. Patton Junior High School, Leavenworth, won third place representing North Korea in the best middle school delegation category. Awards were presented at the conclusion of the two-day event. About 800 junior high and high school students from northeast and central Kansas participated.
Israel vows more attacks
March 11, 2002
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Sunday he is prepared to end Yasser Arafat’s confinement in the West Bank and negotiate with the Palestinians on a truce but with violence at its worst levels in 17 months of fighting, he stressed he will not call off the army offensive against militants.
Lawrence City Commission
March 11, 2002
6:35 p.m. Tuesday  City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets  Sunflower Broadband channel 25
Investigators study cause of falling debris from John Hancock Center
March 11, 2002
Melissa Cook’s family had traveled to Chicago from as far away as Florida to help her celebrate her 30th birthday on Saturday. But first, she and her cousin decided to go shopping downtown with their mothers.
Briefly
March 11, 2002
 California: Gasoline prices increase nearly 9 cents in two weeks  New York City: Firefighters gather for Sept. 11 documentary  Boston: Seafood industry assesses threats of bioterrorism
Honor roll
March 11, 2002
Memorials crop up across country
March 11, 2002
The city’s monument honoring victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will include at least part of an essay written by Naperville native and Navy Cmdr. Dan Shanower, who was killed when a jet slammed into the Pentagon.
Jayhawks thump Oklahoma in Big 12 dual
March 11, 2002
By Andy Samuelson While the Sooners stunned Kansas in basketball at its home away from home Sunday at Kemper Arena, another group of Jayhawks fared better at their winter residence Alvamar Racquet Club as the Kansas whipped No. 37 Oklahoma, 6-1, in women’s tennis.
Jayhawks somber during selection
March 11, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Sunday was supposed to be a celebration for No. 1-ranked Kansas University, the culmination of a perfect run through the Big 12 Conference.
Mourners remember Sept. 11 attacks
March 11, 2002
(Updated Monday at 1:37 p.m.) Silence fell at ground zero Monday morning, six months after hijacked jetliners obliterated two of the world’s tallest buildings. The thousands who died that day “would want us to lift up our heads very, very high,” said the city’s former mayor.
Astronauts given break after hectic work week
March 11, 2002
Space shuttle Columbia’s astronauts reveled in their success and enjoyed some time off Sunday after a hectic and stressful week working on the Hubble Space Telescope. All that remained, besides packing, was Tuesday morning’s landing.
Horoscopes
March 11, 2002
Kansas pitchers shine
March 11, 2002
By Andy Samuelson This is what Kansas University softball coach Tracy Bunge had been waiting for. Her pitchers on Sunday continued to dominate the Holiday Invitational at Jayhawk Field as KU beat Portland State, 5-0, and Indiana State, 9-1, and allowed just one run in 27 innings to capture the title.
Top-seeded Jayhawks see bumpy road to Atlanta
March 11, 2002
By Gary Bedore No. 1 seeds are supposed to breeze to the Final Four, right? That’s the theory, though the Midwest Region’s top-seeded team, Kansas University, sees plenty of potential hazards and road blocks on a potentially bumpy route to Atlanta.
KU ruggers win
March 11, 2002
Jenny Peck and Jen Nelson scored two tries apiece as Kansas thumped Missouri, 50-5, in women’s college rugby on Saturday. Other tries were scored by Melissa McKibben, Allison Arvey, Abbey Harper and Lui Love. Rachel Seidle kicked five conversions.
Georgetown denies NIT bid
March 11, 2002
The Atlantic 10, which had only Xavier selected for the NCAA tournament, had five teams picked Sunday night for the NIT’s expanded 40-team field. One name missing from the list was Georgetown, which lost in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament and finished 19-11.
Oklahoma clearly better team on Sunday
March 11, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Wherever David Harrison was late Sunday afternoon in Boulder, Colo., he had to be smiling. Harrison is the Colorado University freshman basketball player who has had a running feud with Kansas all season.
ACC powers, Kansas make picking NCAA favorite difficult
March 11, 2002
Maryland’s loss to North Carolina State in the ACC semifinals Saturday put a frown on coach Gary Williams’ face, but the defeat didn’t cost the 26-4 Terrapins a top seed in the NCAA Tournament.
St. Louis a spirited place to play
March 11, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The highs of Gateway Arch and the lows of the Titanic. Finger-licking eats on The Hill and foot-stomping blues pubs on Laclede’s Landing. Collegiate basketball fans venturing to St. Louis to catch the Kansas Jayhawks in the NCAA Tournament have plenty of options before, between and after games.