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New map would split Lawrence, put KU in 2nd District
March 12, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 11:08 a.m.) A new congressional redistricting map would not only split the city of Lawrence, but it would put Kansas University’s Lawrence campus in the 2nd District.
Troops mass at front line for final push on al-Qaida caves
March 12, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 12:50 p.m.) Hundreds of U.S.-allied Afghan troops swept into the frigid mountains Tuesday to battle al-Qaida holdouts even as Afghan leaders were considering a plan that could allow enemy survivors to leave the area unharmed. U.S. officials said any halt in fighting was unacceptable.
William H. Sipple
March 12, 2002
Perry  Services for William H. Sipple, 90, Perry, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Perry United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry. Mr. Sipple died Monday, March 11, 2002, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka
Time to govern
March 12, 2002
Journal-World Editorial State budget decisions aren’t going to get any easier. Legislators might as well get on with them. It’s time for the budget rubber to meet the road, and we’re not just talking about highway funding.
The resources
March 12, 2002
Still unsure about how to talk with your children about substance abuse? Numerous anti-drug agencies and organizations are standing by to help.
Shirley Ann Michel
March 12, 2002
Topeka  Services for Shirley Ann Michel, 65, Perry, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Parker-Price Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Jefferson County. Mrs. Michel died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
On the record
March 12, 2002
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
Oil hostages
March 12, 2002
To the editor: Something smells really foul.
Issue for adults
March 12, 2002
To the editor: My children, who attend Lawrence public schools, come home almost every day with stories from the teachers and administrators about the dire consequences they will be facing because of the deficient budget. I really resent my kids being exposed to this one-sided propaganda. It is inappropriate for the school system to be trying to get its objectives by alarming our kids. These episodes are in addition to several direct mailings the schools have sent out.
Don E. Redford
March 12, 2002
Tonganoxie  Services for Don E. Redford, 59, Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Redford died Monday, March 11, 2002, at his home.
College Basketball Briefs
March 12, 2002
 UAB’s Bartow resigns  Prairie View fires coach
College Basketball Briefs
March 12, 2002
UAB’s Bartow resigns Prairie View fires coach
Band advocate
March 12, 2002
Area briefs
March 12, 2002
Burglary suspect found hiding in mobile home closet Tornado test sirens planned Consumer seminar to inform seniors of spending risks
Area briefs
March 12, 2002
 Burglary suspect found hiding in mobile home closet  Tornado test sirens planned  Consumer seminar to inform seniors of spending risks
Nation Briefs
March 12, 2002
 Los Angeles: Defendant takes stand in dog-mauling case  Atlanta: Jury deciding penalty for former black radical  Chicago: Cyanide found stored in subway system  Colorado: ‘Fighting Whities’ mock Indian mascot
Daily ticker
March 12, 2002
Issue for adults
March 12, 2002
Medical expenses soaring
March 12, 2002
Fueled by soaring hospital and prescription drug costs, medical spending is accelerating faster than government economists had expected, reaching 14 percent of the gross domestic product last year for the first time, according to new projections.
House shies away from tax increase
March 12, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Faced with the worst budget crisis in decades, the Kansas House started looking Monday for ways to close the gap between revenues and expenses by raising new taxes. But by day’s end, House members had rejected an income tax increase and instead approved widening the $680 million budget gap by another $1.4 million.
Public outcry delays budget decisions
District postpones program cuts until today
March 12, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Three hours of heart-wrenching personal testimony from dozens of students, parents and teachers Monday left in shambles the Lawrence school board’s plan to select major budget cuts and fee increases.
Nation bows head in memoriam
March 12, 2002
Two columns of light soared skyward from beside ground zero Monday night, filling a hole torn in New York’s skyline when terrorists brought down the World Trade Center six months ago.
NBA Roundup: Pierce scores 37 in Celtics’ 104-99 win
March 12, 2002
Someone forgot to tell the Washington Wizards not to tick off Paul Pierce. After being assessed a technical foul early in the fourth quarter Monday night, Pierce scored 16 of his 37 points as the Boston Celtics handed the Wizards their 13th loss in their last 16 games, 104-99.
Holy Cross won’t be intimidated
Crusaders learned from tournament last year
March 12, 2002
By Gary Bedore Respect everybody. Fear no one. That’s not only Kansas University’s men’s basketball battle cry, but one shared by Holy Cross, the Jayhawks’ first-round NCAA Midwest Regional opponent.
KU’s MacDonald shares tourney lead
March 12, 2002
Kansas junior golfer Jill MacDonald shot rounds of 72 and 70 to share the lead Monday after two rounds of the Waterwood National Women’s Spring Invitational at Waterwood National Golf Club.
Free State’s Wright named to second team
March 12, 2002
Free State High senior girls basketball player Lauren Wright, who set a school record for three-pointers in a season with 47, has been named to the all-Sunflower League second team.
NCAA title elusive goal for Williams
KU coach seeks to fulfill dream
March 12, 2002
By Gary Bedore Some cynics have labeled Kansas University’s Roy Williams, “The best coach to have never won a national championship.” It’s not much of a compliment. “I’d be lying if I said it didn’t bother me,” Williams said Monday. “I am human. No one likes bad things said about you.”
KC’s Byrd sharp in 3-2 win over Florida
March 12, 2002
Paul Byrd had his best start of the spring, allowing one hit in three scoreless innings Monday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Florida Marlins 3-2.
Escalating salaries to be discussed
March 12, 2002
Baseball’s lengthy labor talks resumed Monday night with more discussion but remained without movement. The sides met for about 212 hours in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and more talks are scheduled for today and Wednesday.
Pharmacies create discount program for low-income seniors
March 12, 2002
A new program created by U.S. drug store chains soon may provide low-income seniors without drug insurance an opportunity to purchase discounted prescription medications.
Yankees release outfielder Rivera
March 12, 2002
The New York Yankees gave outfielder Ruben Rivera his unconditional release Monday night. General manager Brian Cashman, who had two closed-door meetings with Rivera over the past three days, wouldn’t divulge the reasons for the release.
U.S. forces just waiting to ‘mop up’
March 12, 2002
Tanks and trucks carried 1,000 more U.S.-allied Afghan fighters to the remote mountains of eastern Afghanistan on Monday to reinforce American troops closing in on al-Qaida and Taliban holdouts.
Israel won’t let up on raids
March 12, 2002
Israeli tanks and troops stormed into a Gaza Strip refugee camp late Monday and waged a fierce gunbattle that killed at least 17 Palestinians, overshadowing Israel’s decision to end Yasser Arafat’s confinement.
Historical society director retires
Ramon Powers lauded for work despite controversial decisions
March 12, 2002
As head of the Kansas State Historical Society, Ramon Powers has used his considerable political skills to promote preservation but has not avoided controversy in his effort to tie Kansans more tightly to their past.
Judge gives death sentence to killer
March 12, 2002
A federal judge on Monday imposed the death penalty against a man who set off one of the largest manhunts in Kansas City history after kidnapping a 10-year-old girl from in front of her home.
Graves gives OK to House redistricting
March 12, 2002
Gov. Bill Graves signed a measure Monday redrawing the 125 districts of the Kansas House, sending the map to the state Supreme Court for review. The map reflect shifts in the population as reported in the 2000 Census. The House passed it overwhelmingly, and it was approved by the Senate without debate.
Springer’ murder trial opens
March 12, 2002
A man went on trial Monday for allegedly murdering his ex-wife hours after they and another woman appeared on a “Jerry Springer Show” episode about secret mistresses.
William H. Sipple
March 12, 2002
Shirley Ann Michel
March 12, 2002
East Heights teacher named educator of year
March 12, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Third-grade teacher Adela Solis received a grand surprise birthday gift Monday, even it if was a day late. Solis, a nine-year veteran of the Lawrence district, was named the district’s 2002 elementary teacher of the year at a ceremony at East Heights School.
The resources
March 12, 2002
Still unsure about how to talk with your children about substance abuse? Numerous anti-drug agencies and organizations are standing by to help.
Talking drugs by the numbers
March 12, 2002
Just say ‘know’
Most parents don’t have a clue about kids, drugs
March 12, 2002
There is no gentle way for Ashley Schenck to break this to us. We may indeed be the all-knowing parents of the millennium generation, enlightened and alert and heard it all before. She may indeed be just a 16-year-old from Lincoln, Calif.
Senate advances bill for ‘biometric’ ID cards
Thumbprints, retinal scans or other physical identifiers would be required for driver’s licenses
March 12, 2002
Applying for a driver’s license in Kansas would require a thumbprint or other physical identifier plus a Social Security number under a bill that received tentative Senate approval Monday.
Charges refiled in hunting death
Topeka resident charged in shooting of 16-year-old girl
March 12, 2002
By Mike Belt For the third time, a Topeka man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in a 1998 hunting accident that killed a 16-year-old girl in rural Douglas County. Joseph Beier, 24, was summoned to appear at 3 p.m. April 8 in Douglas County District Court to face the charge he recklessly killed Misty Taylor of Topeka on Nov. 24, 1998.
Hutchinson prepares for tourney
March 12, 2002
It’s still months away, but business owners in Hutchinson are already planning and hoping for an estimated 100,000 golf fans arriving for the U.S. Women’s Open. The owners are increasing their inventory and staff numbers in anticipation of the golf tournament, which runs July 1-7 and is expected to bring more than $10 million to the city.
Tony Award-winning actress Irene Worth dies at 85
March 12, 2002
Irene Worth, the elegant, three-time Tony-winning actress in such plays as “Tiny Alice,” “Sweet Bird of Youth” and “Lost in Yonkers” and whose many classical roles ranged from the Greeks to Shakespeare to Chekhov and Shaw, has died. She was 85.
Landlord-tenant mediator in jeopardy
Financial woes may end services
March 12, 2002
By Joel Mathis When Bev and Ken Kuester’s landlord surprised them by dividing their house at 401 Maple St. into a duplex last fall, they looked everywhere for help with the resulting problems. Among the issues: Sharing utilities and the utility bills with their new neighbors.
Friends and neighbors
March 12, 2002
Friends and neighbors
March 12, 2002
A family of Delta Chi fraternity brothers gather to celebrate a special bond. Following the initiation of grandson James Howard, left, on Feb. 3, Charles W. Wright, Lecompton, center, poses with another one of his Delta Chi grandsons, Adam Wright. Charles W. Wright graduated from Kansas University in 1941. His oldest son, Charles Wright III, the uncle of James and Adam, was also a Delta Chi while at KU. Charles W. Wright 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.
Number of jobs disputed in Arctic drilling debate
March 12, 2002
Pitching the president’s energy agenda, Interior Secretary Gale Norton told a farm group in Arkansas last week that oil drilling in an Arctic wildlife refuge would produce more than 700,000 jobs.
Sound off
March 12, 2002
Why is there not any police information in the “On the Record” section when there is fire and ambulance information printed there? There is police information in the On the Record column that appears daily on page 2B of the Journal-World, usually under the heading of “Burglaries and Thefts Reported.” Many police calls are reported elsewhere in the newspaper if the information merits more than the brief mention it can be given in On the Record.
Commodities
March 12, 2002
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator  Wheat, $2.59; corn, $1.82; milo, $1.80; soybeans, $4.31. Edgerton Elevator  Wheat, $2.62; corn, $1.84; milo, $1.80; soybeans, $4.31. Overbrook Elevator  Wheat, $2.62; corn, $1.82; milo, $1.80; soybeans, $4.31. Midland Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.84; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.33. Lawrence North Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.87; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.36. Lawrence South Elevator  Wheat, $2.62; corn, $1.84; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.33. Pauline Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.89; milo, $1.85; soybeans, $4.38.
Judge gives death sentence to killer
March 12, 2002
A federal judge on Monday imposed the death penalty against a man who set off one of the largest manhunts in Kansas City history after kidnapping a 10-year-old girl from in front of her home.
Pharmacies create discount program for low-income seniors
March 12, 2002
A new program created by U.S. drug store chains soon may provide low-income seniors without drug insurance an opportunity to purchase discounted prescription medications.
KU coach seeks to fulfill dream
March 12, 2002
By Gary Bedore Some cynics have labeled Kansas University’s Roy Williams, “The best coach to have never won a national championship.” It’s not much of a compliment. “I’d be lying if I said it didn’t bother me,” Williams said Monday. “I am human. No one likes bad things said about you.”
Nation bows head in memoriam
March 12, 2002
Two columns of light soared skyward from beside ground zero Monday night, filling a hole torn in New York’s skyline when terrorists brought down the World Trade Center six months ago.
New map would split Lawrence, put KU in 2nd District
March 12, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 11:08 a.m.) A new congressional redistricting map would not only split the city of Lawrence, but it would put Kansas University’s Lawrence campus in the 2nd District.
Financial woes may end services
March 12, 2002
By Joel Mathis When Bev and Ken Kuester’s landlord surprised them by dividing their house at 401 Maple St. into a duplex last fall, they looked everywhere for help with the resulting problems. Among the issues: Sharing utilities  and the utility bills  with their new neighbors.
KU panel endorses tuition hike
March 12, 2002
By Terry Rombeck After two months of discussions, a committee of students, faculty and staff Monday endorsed a proposal that would almost double tuition at Kansas University over five years.
Topeka resident charged in shooting of 16-year-old girl
March 12, 2002
By Mike Belt For the third time, a Topeka man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in a 1998 hunting accident that killed a 16-year-old girl in rural Douglas County. Joseph Beier, 24, was summoned to appear at 3 p.m. April 8 in Douglas County District Court to face the charge he recklessly killed Misty Taylor of Topeka on Nov. 24, 1998.
s licenses
March 12, 2002
Applying for a driver’s license in Kansas would require a thumbprint or other physical identifier plus a Social Security number under a bill that received tentative Senate approval Monday.
East Heights teacher named educator of year
March 12, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Third-grade teacher Adela Solis received a grand surprise birthday gift Monday, even it if was a day late. Solis, a nine-year veteran of the Lawrence district, was named the district’s 2002 elementary teacher of the year at a ceremony at East Heights School.
104-99 win
March 12, 2002
Someone forgot to tell the Washington Wizards not to tick off Paul Pierce. After being assessed a technical foul early in the fourth quarter Monday night, Pierce scored 16 of his 37 points as the Boston Celtics handed the Wizards their 13th loss in their last 16 games, 104-99.
Escalating salaries to be discussed
March 12, 2002
Baseball’s lengthy labor talks resumed Monday night with more discussion but remained without movement. The sides met for about 21¼2 hours in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and more talks are scheduled for today and Wednesday.
Yankees release outfielder Rivera
March 12, 2002
The New York Yankees gave outfielder Ruben Rivera his unconditional release Monday night. General manager Brian Cashman, who had two closed-door meetings with Rivera over the past three days, wouldn’t divulge the reasons for the release.
s Byrd sharp in 3-2 win over Florida
March 12, 2002
Paul Byrd had his best start of the spring, allowing one hit in three scoreless innings Monday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Florida Marlins 3-2.
brings new grit to drama
March 12, 2002
Some new shows come and go without notice. That won’t happen with “The Shield” (9 p.m., FX). This excellent, gritty, challenging, compelling and consistently surprising cop drama explodes on the screen and jumps into the ranks of one of television’s best dramas.
Graves gives OK to House redistricting
March 12, 2002
Gov. Bill Graves signed a measure Monday redrawing the 125 districts of the Kansas House, sending the map to the state Supreme Court for review. The map reflect shifts in the population as reported in the 2000 Census. The House passed it overwhelmingly, and it was approved by the Senate without debate.
murder trial opens
March 12, 2002
A man went on trial Monday for allegedly murdering his ex-wife hours after they and another woman appeared on a “Jerry Springer Show” episode about secret mistresses.
Tony Award-winning actress Irene Worth dies at 85
March 12, 2002
Irene Worth, the elegant, three-time Tony-winning actress in such plays as “Tiny Alice,” “Sweet Bird of Youth” and “Lost in Yonkers” and whose many classical roles ranged from the Greeks to Shakespeare to Chekhov and Shaw, has died. She was 85.
March 12, 2002
Applying the scruffy, slacker mood of “Friday” to a caper plot that seems downloaded from Elmore Leonard’s “out” basket seems presumptuous at best. Yet “All About the Benjamins” shows this blend to go down a lot more smoothly than one would have imagined.
Briefly
March 12, 2002
 Zimbabwe: Tear gas, clubs, gunfire close presidential voting  United Nations: Population boom going bust  Washington, D.C.: Airline travel forecast sees rebound in 2003
Horoscopes
March 12, 2002
For Tuesday, March 12, 2002, those with birthdays today: You’ve got a lot going for yourself this year. Your brightness adds to the strength of your personality. Others seek you out, frequently dropping options on you. Indulge someone and see life from another perspective. Your life often takes a busy turn or two. If you are single, your love life will prove to be splendid in the next few months. If you are attached, your relationship will blossom. You could fall in love with each other all over again. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
March 12, 2002
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
March 12, 2002
IN 1977 An investigation was called to question 30 possible witnesses following a police shooting of Lawrence Picotte, 23, a Haskell Indian Junior College freshman, as officers confronted him in front of a local bar for questioning in an armed robbery investigation. Judge James Paddock was to be in charge. Three local officers had been suspended pending a decision on the case.
6Sports video report: KU to face Holy Cross in NCAA tourney
March 12, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawks’ first round NCAA opponent, Holy Cross. The Jayhawks will face the Crusaders on Thursday at 6:50 pm in St. Louis.
6Sports video report: Big 12 tournament doesn’t end the way the Jayhawks had hoped
March 12, 2002
Randy Withers reports on KU’s Big 12 Tournament action.
Time to govern
March 12, 2002
Journal-World Editorial State budget decisions aren’t going to get any easier. Legislators might as well get on with them. It’s time for the budget rubber to meet the road, and we’re not just talking about highway funding.
Trimming rolls is welfare goal
March 12, 2002
By Larry Eichel Knight Ridder Newspapers Welfare reform, which comes up for legislative renewal on Capitol Hill this year, is a national success story.
Mideast leaders prepare for Cheney visit
March 12, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Ariel Sharon authorized Yasser Arafat to travel in the West Bank and Gaza after smashing the offices the Palestinian leader would use and arresting many of those he would visit. Arafat must soon solicit Sharon’s permission to travel to Beirut, where this bloodstained supplicant would be hailed at an Arab summit as a conquering hero.
Models, machine guns mix on runway in Caucasus
March 12, 2002
Watching a bevy of fashion models slink and smile in the Pankisi Gorge, where the United States says al-Qaida-linked fighters are hiding, the security forces commander was even happier than a man usually is amid gorgeous women.
t have a clue about kids, drugs
March 12, 2002
There is no gentle way for Ashley Schenck to break this to us. We may indeed be the all-knowing parents of the millennium generation, enlightened and alert and heard it all before. She may indeed be just a 16-year-old from Lincoln, Calif.
Cameras monitoring red-light runners
March 12, 2002
Cameras have been set up at key intersections in this Kansas City suburb as part of a study to see if they’re useful in catching people who run red lights. Red-light running is blamed for killing more than 800 people and injuring more than 200,000 across the country each year.
Bush looking to future as U.S. remembers attacks
March 12, 2002
On the six-month anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, President Bush called on nations around the world Monday to join the second phase of the war on terrorism, vowing to pursue and destroy “terrorist parasites” wherever they hide.
Jayhawks named to all-tourney team
March 12, 2002
Four Kansas softball players  Megan Urquhart, Kelly Campbell, Shelly Musser and Leah Tabb  were named to the all-tournament team for the weekend Holiday Inn Invitational at Jayhawk Field.
Duke No. 1, KU 2 in final poll
March 12, 2002
Duke moved back into the No. 1 spot in the AP college basketball poll Monday, a record fourth straight year the Blue Devils were on top of the final rankings of the season.
Nation Briefs
March 12, 2002
Virginia: Three soldiers killed in Afghanistan buried Houston: Defense rests its case in child-drowning trial Wisconsin: Mother wants ban of Guinness Book
Nation Briefs
March 12, 2002
Los Angeles: Defendant takes stand in dog-mauling case Atlanta: Jury deciding penalty for former black radical Chicago: Cyanide found stored in subway system Colorado: ‘Fighting Whities’ mock Indian mascot
Post-Sept. 11 a good time for America
March 12, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Throughout the six months since Sept. 11, Americans, who have a sociological itch and a psychoanalytic bent, have examined themselves for signs that, as was said immediately after the attacks, “everything has changed.”
Secrecy a powerful weapon
March 12, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group For weeks now, I have been keeping secrets. A list of private and public secrets. A file folder full of church and state secrets. The bulk of them come from the scandal that is rocking my city.
Showtime to air controversial film about a Jewish neo-Nazi skinhead
March 12, 2002
Henry Bean’s directing debut finally is graduating from the film school of hard knocks.
Troops mass at front line for final push on al-Qaida caves
March 12, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 12:50 p.m.) Hundreds of U.S.-allied Afghan troops swept into the frigid mountains Tuesday to battle al-Qaida holdouts even as Afghan leaders were considering a plan that could allow enemy survivors to leave the area unharmed. U.S. officials said any halt in fighting was unacceptable.
Vinson named top player in Sunflower League
March 12, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High senior Stephen Vinson has completed his ascension. Sophomore of the year two years ago and an all-league pick as a junior, Vinson has been named Sunflower League boys basketball player of the year by league coaches.
Crusaders learned from tournament last year
March 12, 2002
By Gary Bedore Respect everybody. Fear no one. That’s not only Kansas University’s men’s basketball battle cry, but one shared by Holy Cross, the Jayhawks’ first-round NCAA Midwest Regional opponent.
Frederick has seen tourney change
March 12, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Fans of Kansas University men’s basketball love the NCAA’s new pod system. Without the new format, KU would have been dispatched to either Chicago or Dallas as the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Regional. Instead, the Jayhawks were sent to St. Louis, a closer site by about three hours as the automobile drives.
s an approach for every age
March 12, 2002
How do we know whether we’ve talked with our children enough about the dangers of substance abuse? Experts recommend talking about this important issue for at least a half-hour every month, working it into the everyday fiber of your life.
Class notes
Battle of the Bands puts teens to the test
March 12, 2002
6News video report: Community voices concerns on budget cuts
March 12, 2002
Trish Ayers reports on the Monday night School Board meeting to discuss the proposed budget cuts.
Red Sox hire Little
Former bench coach takes over Boston
March 12, 2002
Grady Little knows enough about the turbulent history of the Red Sox to admit his warm welcome won’t last if he doesn’t win. “That was touching,” he said Monday, one hour after players applauded at the meeting where he was introduced as their new manager.
Florida State fires Robinson after fourth losing season
Former Kansas assistant coach let go with two years remaining on contract after compiling 64-86 record
March 12, 2002
One big victory wasn’t enough to make up for four straight losing seasons. Former Kansas assistant Steve Robinson was fired Monday as head basketball coach at Florida State. The Seminoles scored arguably the biggest stunner of the season and the biggest victory in the program’s history when it snapped Duke’s 22-game winning streak with a 77-76 victory on Jan. 6, but FSU went 4-12 after that game.
Briefly
March 12, 2002
Zimbabwe: Tear gas, clubs, gunfire close presidential voting United Nations: Population boom going bust Washington, D.C.: Airline travel forecast sees rebound in 2003
City swimmers to open season in Emporia
March 12, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Welcome back, Andrea. Andrea Hemphill, a University of Iowa signee, has returned to the Lawrence High girls swimming team after devoting last year to her Aquahawks club team.
Dean candidate suggests changes
Professor supports reorganizing faculty government, raising GTA stipend
March 12, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A candidate to lead Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences said the university’s largest academic unit lacks vision. Ruth Maki, chairwoman of psychology at Texas Tech University, is one of four finalists to become the college’s dean. She met with students, faculty and staff Monday.
Exhibit shows how NYC mourned after the trade center attack
March 12, 2002
The clock sits frozen, forever recording a moment in time: 8:50 a.m., Sept. 11, 2001. Artist Edwin Class received the battered timepiece from a worker at ground zero shortly after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Bush looking to future as U.S. remembers attacks
March 12, 2002
On the six-month anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, President Bush called on nations around the world Monday to join the second phase of the war on terrorism, vowing to pursue and destroy “terrorist parasites” wherever they hide.
Don E. Redford
March 12, 2002
Oil hostages
March 12, 2002
The Believer’ finds suitor at last
Showtime to air controversial film about a Jewish neo-Nazi skinhead
March 12, 2002
Henry Bean’s directing debut finally is graduating from the film school of hard knocks.
Local briefs
March 12, 2002
East Heights teacher named elementary educator of year Third-grade teacher Adela Solis, a nine-year veteran of the Lawrence school district, was named the district’s 2002 elementary teacher of the year at a ceremony Monday at East Heights School. Solis will go on to represent the district in the state’s teacher of the year competition. _______________________________ Neighborhood: Decision on Oread houses expected to come this week A state official’s decision on the fate of three century-old houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street could come as soon as today. Ramon Powers, director of the Kansas State Historical Society, will decide whether Kansas University will be allowed to demolish those houses to make room for scholarship halls there. “I know (the decision) will come this week, and probably in the next day or so,” Dick Pankratz, Powers’ deputy, said Monday. The Oread Neighborhood Assn. and Lawrence Preservation Alliance are against KU’s proposal. The houses are near two buildings on the National Register of Historic Places: Spooner Hall, at 14th Street and Oread Avenue, and Usher House (Beta Theta Pi fraternity), 1425 Tenn. Changes to the “environs” buildings and property near historic homes must be reviewed before proceeding. Powers plans to retire at the end of this week. _______________________________ Redistricting: Committee likely to endorse map that splits Lawrence Topeka The chairman of the House redistricting committee said Monday he expects the panel will endorse a congressional map that splits Lawrence between the 2nd and 3rd congressional districts. Chairman Mike O’Neal, a Hutchinson Republican, said the committee will meet to discuss congressional redistricting plans from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. today and Wednesday. He said the full House may vote on a proposal Friday. Lawrence is currently in the 3rd District with the Kansas City metropolitan area. Many Lawrence officials have said they either want the city to remain in the 3rd or be wholly placed in the 2nd District. The 3rd District is represented by Dennis Moore, the only Democrat in the Kansas congressional delegation. The 2nd is represented by Republican Jim Ryun, one of the most conservative members of Congress. _______________________________ Police: Investigation continues in house-bombing case Police are still investigating a March 3 bomb blast that seriously injured a rural Lawrence man. Lloyd Haas Sr., 69, 1808 N. 1100 Road, remained Monday in a Kansas City-area hospital. He is still in fair condition, a hospital spokesman said. Investigators from three law enforcement agencies are still working the case, Douglas County Sheriff’s Lt. Kathy Tate said. Leads are being checked by 10 sheriff’s officers, three federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents and one Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent. The blast occurred about 3:30 a.m. March 3 inside Haas’ house. Investigators found evidence of a bomb. There is a $5,000 reward from ATF for information that leads to the bomber’s arrest and conviction. A reward up to $1,000 is offered through the Douglas County Crime Stoppers program. Calls can be made to 843-TIPS (8477). Callers remain anonymous. Calls also can be made directly to the Sheriff’s Office at 841-0007, but callers to this number are not eligible for a reward.
Horoscopes
March 12, 2002
Post-Sept. 11 a good time for America
March 12, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Throughout the six months since Sept. 11, Americans, who have a sociological itch and a psychoanalytic bent, have examined themselves for signs that, as was said immediately after the attacks, “everything has changed.”
Number of jobs disputed in Arctic drilling debate
March 12, 2002
Pitching the president’s energy agenda, Interior Secretary Gale Norton told a farm group in Arkansas last week that oil drilling in an Arctic wildlife refuge would produce more than 700,000 jobs.
Nation Briefs
March 12, 2002
 Virginia: Three soldiers killed in Afghanistan buried  Houston: Defense rests its case in child-drowning trial  Wisconsin: Mother wants ban of Guinness Book
Band advocate
March 12, 2002
To the editor: I was shocked and saddened to learn that one of the proposed cuts for the school district involved sixth-grade band and orchestra. Is the school board aware that 85 percent of sixth-graders participate in instrumental programs? Sixth grade is the year that students choose an instrument and learn to read music. Smaller classes enable the director to give children the individual attention they deserve. If we put that on the junior high directors with nearly 100 clueless seventh-graders, the students and the music will suffer, even though the directors will be doing all that they can.
Professor supports reorganizing faculty government, raising GTA stipend
March 12, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A candidate to lead Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences said the university’s largest academic unit lacks vision. Ruth Maki, chairwoman of psychology at Texas Tech University, is one of four finalists to become the college’s dean. She met with students, faculty and staff Monday.
Ramon Powers lauded for work despite controversial decisions
March 12, 2002
As head of the Kansas State Historical Society, Ramon Powers has used his considerable political skills to promote preservation but has not avoided controversy in his effort to tie Kansans more tightly to their past.
March 12, 2002
Tanks and trucks carried 1,000 more U.S.-allied Afghan fighters to the remote mountains of eastern Afghanistan on Monday to reinforce American troops closing in on al-Qaida and Taliban holdouts.
Former Kansas assistant coach let go with two years remaining on contract after compiling 64-86 record
March 12, 2002
One big victory wasn’t enough to make up for four straight losing seasons. Former Kansas assistant Steve Robinson was fired Monday as head basketball coach at Florida State. The Seminoles scored arguably the biggest stunner of the season  and the biggest victory in the program’s history  when it snapped Duke’s 22-game winning streak with a 77-76 victory on Jan. 6, but FSU went 4-12 after that game.
Three city boys players named to league squad
March 12, 2002
Three city high school boys basketball players  Lawrence High seniors Stephen Vinson and D.J. Watkins and Free State High junior Keith Wooden  were first-team picks for the all-Sunflower League team.
City swimmers to open season in Emporia
March 12, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Welcome back, Andrea. Andrea Hemphill, a University of Iowa signee, has returned to the Lawrence High girls swimming team after devoting last year to her Aquahawks club team.
Talking drugs by the numbers
March 12, 2002
98 Percentage of parents questioned who say they’ve talked with their children about the risks of drugs.
CBS hoop ratings climbing
March 12, 2002
Ratings for the NCAA Tournament selection show and three of four college basketball conference championship games produced significant increases over last year for CBS.
ABC spurned: Letterman will stay with CBS
March 12, 2002
David Letterman decided to stick with CBS on Monday, spurning a multimillion-dollar offer to jump to ABC. The talk show host made the announcement directly to his fans at the taping of his first show back from a week’s vacation in St. Bart’s.
Dominic Louis Cervera
March 12, 2002
Graveside services for Dominic Louis Cervera, 91, Lawrence, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Wautoma (Wis.) Union Cemetery. Dr. Cervera died Monday, March 11, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
s MacDonald shares tourney lead
March 12, 2002
Kansas junior golfer Jill MacDonald shot rounds of 72 and 70 to share the lead Monday after two rounds of the Waterwood National Women’s Spring Invitational at Waterwood National Golf Club.
6Sports video report: KU to face Holy Cross in NCAA tourney
March 12, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawks’ first round NCAA opponent, Holy Cross. The Jayhawks will face the Crusaders on Thursday at 6:50 pm in St. Louis.
Kansas golfers tied for fifth in Louisiana
March 12, 2002
Led by junior Chris Marshall, Kansas was tied for fifth place after two rounds of The Louisiana Classics men’s golf tournament on Monday. KU compiled 584 strokes to tie Tulsa. Southern Methodist is first with 573 shots.
Virginia Lee Byers
March 12, 2002
Services for Virginia Lee Byers, 72, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. She died Monday, March 11, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
How do you follow the Hawks?
March 12, 2002
If you’re a fan who has gone to lengths to follow the Jayhawks, we want to hear your story. On a fishing trip and keeping up via shortwave? Overseas and relying on translations of foreign-language newspapers? In a bar in Biloxi and run into another Jayhawks fan?
Steps to saving for college
March 12, 2002
By Karen Palermo Feeling financially strained because there are only a few more years until your child graduates from high school and begins college? Financial advisers across Lawrence say you’re not alone.
Hutchinson prepares for tourney
March 12, 2002
It’s still months away, but business owners in Hutchinson are already planning and hoping for an estimated 100,000 golf fans arriving for the U.S. Women’s Open. The owners are increasing their inventory and staff numbers in anticipation of the golf tournament, which runs July 1-7 and is expected to bring more than $10 million to the city.
Exhibit shows how NYC mourned after the trade center attack
March 12, 2002
The clock sits frozen, forever recording a moment in time: 8:50 a.m., Sept. 11, 2001. Artist Edwin Class received the battered timepiece from a worker at ground zero shortly after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Ohio schools debate evolution
March 12, 2002
Backers of evolution and those who believe life must have been designed by a higher power because of its complexity faced off Monday before the state school board as it struggles to come up with new science standards.
People
March 12, 2002
‘Malcolm’ mom out with migraines Bush niece defies evils of life ‘Enterprise’ role no quantum leap Oscar nominee fights racism
People
March 12, 2002
 ‘Malcolm’ mom out with migraines  Bush niece defies evils of life  ‘Enterprise’ role no quantum leap  Oscar nominee fights racism
On the record
March 12, 2002
Dominic Louis Cervera
March 12, 2002
Daily ticker
March 12, 2002
Dow Industrials +38.75, 10,611.24
Mideast leaders prepare for Cheney visit
March 12, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Ariel Sharon authorized Yasser Arafat to travel in the West Bank and Gaza after smashing the offices the Palestinian leader would use and arresting many of those he would visit. Arafat must soon solicit Sharon’s permission to travel to Beirut, where this bloodstained supplicant would be hailed at an Arab summit as a conquering hero.
Vinson named top player in Sunflower League
March 12, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High senior Stephen Vinson has completed his ascension. Sophomore of the year two years ago and an all-league pick as a junior, Vinson has been named Sunflower League boys basketball player of the year by league coaches.
Steps to saving for college
March 12, 2002
By Karen Palermo Feeling financially strained because there are only a few more years until your child graduates from high school and begins college? Financial advisers across Lawrence say you’re not alone.
ABC spurned: Letterman will stay with CBS
March 12, 2002
David Letterman decided to stick with CBS on Monday, spurning a multimillion-dollar offer to jump to ABC. The talk show host made the announcement directly to his fans at the taping of his first show back from a week’s vacation in St. Bart’s.
Shield’ brings new grit to drama
March 12, 2002
Some new shows come and go without notice. That won’t happen with “The Shield” (9 p.m., FX). This excellent, gritty, challenging, compelling and consistently surprising cop drama explodes on the screen and jumps into the ranks of one of television’s best dramas.
On the street
March 12, 2002
Asked at Free State Brewery Was KU’s loss to OU good for the Jayhawks?
s Wright named to second team
March 12, 2002
Free State High senior girls basketball player Lauren Wright, who set a school record for three-pointers in a season with 47, has been named to the all-Sunflower League second team.
NCAA CAPSULES
March 12, 2002
A look at the 65 teams in the field for the NCAA championship:
Virginia Lee Byers
March 12, 2002
Briefcase
March 12, 2002
New silk screen shop opens Wall Street: Enron investigation widens Aviation: Military contractor strikes Securities: Treasury bill rates increase
Secrecy a powerful weapon
March 12, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group For weeks now, I have been keeping secrets. A list of private and public secrets. A file folder full of church and state secrets. The bulk of them come from the scandal that is rocking my city.
There’s an approach for every age
March 12, 2002
How do we know whether we’ve talked with our children enough about the dangers of substance abuse? Experts recommend talking about this important issue for at least a half-hour every month, working it into the everyday fiber of your life.
Models, machine guns mix on runway in Caucasus
March 12, 2002
Watching a bevy of fashion models slink and smile in the Pankisi Gorge, where the United States says al-Qaida-linked fighters are hiding, the security forces commander was even happier than a man usually is amid gorgeous women.
Ice Cube, Mike Epps at ease in ‘Benjamins’
March 12, 2002
Applying the scruffy, slacker mood of “Friday” to a caper plot that seems downloaded from Elmore Leonard’s “out” basket seems presumptuous at best. Yet “All About the Benjamins” shows this blend to go down a lot more smoothly than one would have imagined.
Former bench coach takes over Boston
March 12, 2002
Grady Little knows enough about the turbulent history of the Red Sox to admit his warm welcome won’t last if he doesn’t win. “That was touching,” he said Monday, one hour after players applauded at the meeting where he was introduced as their new manager.
Briefcase
March 12, 2002
 New silk screen shop opens  Wall Street: Enron investigation widens  Aviation: Military contractor strikes  Securities: Treasury bill rates increase
County commission briefs
March 12, 2002
 Commission supports sales-tax ballot bill  Leaky roof proves costly for county  New districts approved
Battle of the Bands puts teens to the test
March 12, 2002
Photos by Thad Allender
County commission briefs
March 12, 2002
Commission supports sales-tax ballot bill Leaky roof proves costly for county New districts approved
Discount retailer appoints turnaround expert to take over
March 12, 2002
Kmart Corp.’s chief executive left the nation’s third biggest discount chain on Monday, three days after the company operating under bankruptcy protection announced plans to close 284 stores and cut 22,000 jobs.
Three city boys players named to league squad
March 12, 2002
Three city high school boys basketball players Lawrence High seniors Stephen Vinson and D.J. Watkins and Free State High junior Keith Wooden were first-team picks for the all-Sunflower League team.
Ohio schools debate evolution
March 12, 2002
Backers of evolution and those who believe life must have been designed by a higher power because of its complexity faced off Monday before the state school board as it struggles to come up with new science standards.
Trimming rolls is welfare goal
March 12, 2002
By Larry Eichel Knight Ridder Newspapers Welfare reform, which comes up for legislative renewal on Capitol Hill this year, is a national success story.
Kmart CEO leaves company
Discount retailer appoints turnaround expert to take over
March 12, 2002
Kmart Corp.’s chief executive left the nation’s third biggest discount chain on Monday, three days after the company operating under bankruptcy protection announced plans to close 284 stores and cut 22,000 jobs.
District postpones program cuts until today
March 12, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Three hours of heart-wrenching personal testimony from dozens of students, parents and teachers Monday left in shambles the Lawrence school board’s plan to select major budget cuts and fee increases.
Medical expenses soaring
March 12, 2002
Fueled by soaring hospital and prescription drug costs, medical spending is accelerating faster than government economists had expected, reaching 14 percent of the gross domestic product last year for the first time, according to new projections.
House shies away from tax increase
March 12, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Faced with the worst budget crisis in decades, the Kansas House started looking Monday for ways to close the gap between revenues and expenses by raising new taxes. But by day’s end, House members had rejected an income tax increase and instead approved widening the $680 million budget gap by another $1.4 million.
6News video report: Community voices concerns on budget cuts
March 12, 2002
Trish Ayers reports on the Monday night School Board meeting to discuss the proposed budget cuts.
Local briefs
March 12, 2002
 East Heights teacher named elementary educator of year Third-grade teacher Adela Solis, a nine-year veteran of the Lawrence school district, was named the district’s 2002 elementary teacher of the year at a ceremony Monday at East Heights School. Solis will go on to represent the district in the state’s teacher of the year competition. _______________________________  Neighborhood: Decision on Oread houses expected to come this week A state official’s decision on the fate of three century-old houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street could come as soon as today. Ramon Powers, director of the Kansas State Historical Society, will decide whether Kansas University will be allowed to demolish those houses to make room for scholarship halls there. “I know (the decision) will come this week, and probably in the next day or so,” Dick Pankratz, Powers’ deputy, said Monday. The Oread Neighborhood Assn. and Lawrence Preservation Alliance are against KU’s proposal. The houses are near two buildings on the National Register of Historic Places: Spooner Hall, at 14th Street and Oread Avenue, and Usher House (Beta Theta Pi fraternity), 1425 Tenn. Changes to the “environs”  buildings and property near historic homes  must be reviewed before proceeding. Powers plans to retire at the end of this week. _______________________________  Redistricting: Committee likely to endorse map that splits Lawrence Topeka  The chairman of the House redistricting committee said Monday he expects the panel will endorse a congressional map that splits Lawrence between the 2nd and 3rd congressional districts. Chairman Mike O’Neal, a Hutchinson Republican, said the committee will meet to discuss congressional redistricting plans from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. today and Wednesday. He said the full House may vote on a proposal Friday. Lawrence is currently in the 3rd District with the Kansas City metropolitan area. Many Lawrence officials have said they either want the city to remain in the 3rd or be wholly placed in the 2nd District. The 3rd District is represented by Dennis Moore, the only Democrat in the Kansas congressional delegation. The 2nd is represented by Republican Jim Ryun, one of the most conservative members of Congress. _______________________________  Police: Investigation continues in house-bombing case Police are still investigating a March 3 bomb blast that seriously injured a rural Lawrence man. Lloyd Haas Sr., 69, 1808 N. 1100 Road, remained Monday in a Kansas City-area hospital. He is still in fair condition, a hospital spokesman said. Investigators from three law enforcement agencies are still working the case, Douglas County Sheriff’s Lt. Kathy Tate said. Leads are being checked by 10 sheriff’s officers, three federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents and one Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent. The blast occurred about 3:30 a.m. March 3 inside Haas’ house. Investigators found evidence of a bomb. There is a $5,000 reward from ATF for information that leads to the bomber’s arrest and conviction. A reward up to $1,000 is offered through the Douglas County Crime Stoppers program. Calls can be made to 843-TIPS (8477). Callers remain anonymous. Calls also can be made directly to the Sheriff’s Office at 841-0007, but callers to this number are not eligible for a reward.
t end the way the Jayhawks had hoped
March 12, 2002
Randy Withers reports on KU’s Big 12 Tournament action.
Cameras monitoring red-light runners
March 12, 2002
Cameras have been set up at key intersections in this Kansas City suburb as part of a study to see if they’re useful in catching people who run red lights. Red-light running is blamed for killing more than 800 people and injuring more than 200,000 across the country each year.
t let up on raids
March 12, 2002
Israeli tanks and troops stormed into a Gaza Strip refugee camp late Monday and waged a fierce gunbattle that killed at least 17 Palestinians, overshadowing Israel’s decision to end Yasser Arafat’s confinement.
Births
March 12, 2002
Lawrence Memorial Hospital reported no births today.
Kansas golfers tied for fifth in Louisiana
March 12, 2002
Led by junior Chris Marshall, Kansas was tied for fifth place after two rounds of The Louisiana Classics men’s golf tournament on Monday. KU compiled 584 strokes to tie Tulsa. Southern Methodist is first with 573 shots.
How do you follow the Hawks?
March 12, 2002
If you’re a fan who has gone to lengths to follow the Jayhawks, we want to hear your story. On a fishing trip and keeping up via shortwave? Overseas and relying on translations of foreign-language newspapers? In a bar in Biloxi and run into another Jayhawks fan?
CBS hoop ratings climbing
March 12, 2002
Ratings for the NCAA Tournament selection show and three of four college basketball conference championship games produced significant increases over last year for CBS.
Jayhawks named to all-tourney team
March 12, 2002
Four Kansas softball players Megan Urquhart, Kelly Campbell, Shelly Musser and Leah Tabb were named to the all-tournament team for the weekend Holiday Inn Invitational at Jayhawk Field.
KU panel endorses tuition hike
March 12, 2002
By Terry Rombeck After two months of discussions, a committee of students, faculty and staff Monday endorsed a proposal that would almost double tuition at Kansas University over five years.
NCAA CAPSULES
March 12, 2002
A look at the 65 teams in the field for the NCAA championship:
Duke No. 1, KU 2 in final poll
March 12, 2002
Duke moved back into the No. 1 spot in the AP college basketball poll Monday, a record fourth straight year the Blue Devils were on top of the final rankings of the season.
Frederick has seen tourney change
March 12, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Fans of Kansas University men’s basketball love the NCAA’s new pod system. Without the new format, KU would have been dispatched to either Chicago or Dallas as the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Regional. Instead, the Jayhawks were sent to St. Louis, a closer site by about three hours as the automobile drives.