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House panel endorses map splitting Lawrence along Iowa Street
March 13, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 9:56 a.m.) A House committee Wednesday endorsed a political map that would divide Lawrence between the 2nd and 3rd Congressional Districts. But the endorsed map would divide Lawrence along Iowa Street instead of Massachussets Street, an option proposed Tuesday by the committee’s chairman.
Allied troops battle al-Qaida, Taliban
March 13, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 9:59 p.m.) U.S. and Afghan troops pursued al-Qaida fighters Wednesday after seizing control of the Shah-e-Kot valley in a 12-day battle in which coalition forces claimed that hundreds of enemy fighters died. Afghan forces led by Gul Haider and Zia Lodin overran three villagers and a strategic ridge dubbed “the whale” after intense bombing by U.S. jets, coalition officers said Wednesday.
KU deans silent on Piper plagiarism incident
March 13, 2002
By Terry Rombeck The decision to exclude Doris Kearns Goodwin from this fall’s Presidential Lecture Series was, in part, a sign that Kansas University officials take allegations of plagiarism seriously. But KU deans say they’re not planning to take a similar stand in an area plagiarism debate.
6News video report: KU students take message directly to provost
March 13, 2002
Janet Redi reports on the rally KU students held on Tuesday opposing tuition hikes.
Credit hour increase draws criticism
March 13, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Want instant attention from some Kansas University seniors? Tell them they’re going to need an extra semester to graduate. The Kansas Board of Regents is set Thursday to discuss a plan that could require some students to stay longer at state universities.
Grad rates vary for tourney teams
March 13, 2002
This is college basketball, so let’s examine who among the players in the upcoming NCAA Tournament might be heading as readily toward their B.A. as the NBA. A Star Tribune analysis shows that Stanford, with a 100 percent graduation rate among incoming freshmen between 1991 and 1994, tops the field of 65.
KU in Newell Challenge
March 13, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team will play Cal-Berkeley in the annual Pete Newell Challenge on Dec. 28 at The Arena in Oakland.
Siena sends Alcorn packing
March 13, 2002
The team that couldn’t win during the regular season has figured it out at tournament time. Siena became only the second team to win an NCAA Tournament game with a losing record, beating Alcorn State, 81-77, Tuesday night in a play-in that provided a fitting start.
Nation Briefs
March 13, 2002
 Washington, D.C.: National Geographic finds Afghan ‘cover’ girl  Georgia: Britain’s pleas ignored; rapist, killer executed  Ohio: Hole discovered in nuclear reactor
NBA Roundup: Sixers rally from 20 points down
March 13, 2002
As Dikembe Mutombo stormed off the court and into the locker room complaining about what he felt were a pair of chippy flagrant fouls, the rest of the 76ers asked themselves a question.
Savory smoked chicken sneaks in nutrition
March 13, 2002
The gratifying flavors baked into this stuffed chicken dish belie its modest fat content of only about 10 grams per serving. Smoked cheese and spinach give it savory accents, texture and color.
Health, beauty aids foul waterways
March 13, 2002
A government analysis shows the nation’s waterways are awash in traces of chemicals used in beauty aids, medications, cleaners and foods. Among the substances: caffeine, contraceptives, painkillers, insect repellent, perfumes and nicotine.
NCAA capsules
March 13, 2002
A look at the 65 teams that comprise the field for the NCAA basketball championship:
Board support
March 13, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Lawrence school board members deserve the community’s support as they try to construct a budget that matches expected resources.
Local briefs
March 13, 2002
 Grant School students feted with Humane Society party Students at Grant School barked with approval Wednesday when pizzas arrived for their party. The free feast was a reward from the Lawrence Humane Society because Grant students raised the most donations  $138  among the district’s elementary schools for the pennies for puppies program. Grant, 1853 E. 1600 Road, is the district’s smallest elementary school, with about 40 students. “We never dreamed little old Grant School would raise so much,” said Jan Dicker, a Grant teacher. She said the charitable project was coordinated by Grant sixth-grader Kali Conrad, shown above, who went room-to-room promoting the event. “She did a terrific job,” Dicker said. _____________________________________  Kansas University: C-SPAN to air segments from Hughes symposium C-SPAN has announced its schedule for broadcasting segments of Kansas University’s Langston Hughes symposium, which was Feb. 7-10. They will air at 2 p.m. March 31 as part of the cable network’s “American Writers II: The 20th Century” series. The show will focus on Harlem Renaissance writers Zora Neale Hurston and Hughes, who spent much of his childhood in Lawrence. C-SPAN also taped portions of actor Danny Glover’s Feb. 7 “An Evening with Langston” performance for later broadcast. The 15-week “American Writers” series, which begins March 31, will examine 18 writers who chronicled or influenced the nation’s history. Shows air at 2 p.m. Sundays and are rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Fridays on C-SPAN, Sunflower Broadband Channel 53. _____________________________________  Donation: Couple’s pledge to bring $1.2 million to university A Leawood couple has pledged more than $1.2 million to the Kansas University Endowment Association, KU officials announced Tuesday. Joe Morris, who graduated from KU in business in 1961, and his wife, Susan Morris, have established a trust that will be transferred to the Endowment Association upon their deaths. About one-half of the gift is unrestricted, one-third will go to athletics, and the rest will be split among the schools of business, architecture and journalism  the schools where their three sons received their degrees. They also pledged $100,000 over the next four years to supplement head men’s basketball coach Roy Williams’ salary. Joe Morris worked 35 years in banking and finance. He currently serves as chairman of the Capital Corp. LLC in Overland Park. Susan Morris is a former real estate agent for J.D. Reece Realtors in Leawood. _____________________________________  Taxes: Appraisal forms due Friday Time is running out for Douglas County residents to report their ownership of boats, trailers and other taxable personal property to county officials. Signed and completed personal property assessment forms for 2002 must be turned in postmarked no later than Friday. Otherwise, owners face a fine equal to 5 percent of their taxes due for each month the form is late. In January, county officials mailed out 8,800 forms to known owners of boats, jet skis, trailers, mobile homes, airplanes, large trucks, mopeds and business equipment. Only about 3,000 have been returned. The information on the forms will be used to compile tax bills to be mailed in November. Completed forms may be dropped off by 5 p.m. Friday at the Douglas County Appraiser’s Office, in the basement of the county courthouse, 1100 Mass. Taxpayers who did not receive a form may pick one up at the appraiser’s office. For more information, contact the office at 832-5289.
Briefcase
March 13, 2002
 Johnson County executive tapped as CEO of KTEC  Oil industry: Conoco, Phillips merger wins shareholders vote  Grocery: Kroger earnings fall  Unemployment: Kansas jobless may receive extension of benefits  Telecommunication: SEC probes WorldCom Inc.
6Sports video report: Jayhawks prepare for NCAA tournament
March 13, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawks’ preparation for their first round action against Holy Cross on Thursday. The Jayhawks will meet the Crusaders at 6:50 pm in St. Louis.
s equipment
March 13, 2002
A baseball player’s locker is a sacred place  the one private place in his very public world. Ruben Rivera learned that invading that sanctum can be a most serious offense.
Breifly
March 13, 2002
Afghanistan: Allied troops claim valley New York: Church shooting suspect charged with murder Washington, D.C.: Government belatedly sends hijackers’ visa notification
Drama details legal turmoil
March 13, 2002
Three cable stations have launched new ventures this week. Last Sunday, ESPN aired its first movie, “A Season on the Brink.” Last night, FX premiered its first weekly drama, “The Shield,” and tonight, Court TV unveils its first film feature, “Guilt By Association” (8 p.m.), starring Mercedes Ruehl.
Anti-smoking groups take on movie ratings
March 13, 2002
Citing a new study that examines the ties between Hollywood and cigarette makers, health advocates are calling for the film industry to incorporate tobacco as a factor in determining movie ratings.
Local briefs
March 13, 2002
Grant School students feted with Humane Society party Students at Grant School barked with approval Wednesday when pizzas arrived for their party. The free feast was a reward from the Lawrence Humane Society because Grant students raised the most donations $138 among the district’s elementary schools for the pennies for puppies program. Grant, 1853 E. 1600 Road, is the district’s smallest elementary school, with about 40 students. “We never dreamed little old Grant School would raise so much,” said Jan Dicker, a Grant teacher. She said the charitable project was coordinated by Grant sixth-grader Kali Conrad, shown above, who went room-to-room promoting the event. “She did a terrific job,” Dicker said. _____________________________________ Kansas University: C-SPAN to air segments from Hughes symposium C-SPAN has announced its schedule for broadcasting segments of Kansas University’s Langston Hughes symposium, which was Feb. 7-10. They will air at 2 p.m. March 31 as part of the cable network’s “American Writers II: The 20th Century” series. The show will focus on Harlem Renaissance writers Zora Neale Hurston and Hughes, who spent much of his childhood in Lawrence. C-SPAN also taped portions of actor Danny Glover’s Feb. 7 “An Evening with Langston” performance for later broadcast. The 15-week “American Writers” series, which begins March 31, will examine 18 writers who chronicled or influenced the nation’s history. Shows air at 2 p.m. Sundays and are rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Fridays on C-SPAN, Sunflower Broadband Channel 53. _____________________________________ Donation: Couple’s pledge to bring $1.2 million to university A Leawood couple has pledged more than $1.2 million to the Kansas University Endowment Association, KU officials announced Tuesday. Joe Morris, who graduated from KU in business in 1961, and his wife, Susan Morris, have established a trust that will be transferred to the Endowment Association upon their deaths. About one-half of the gift is unrestricted, one-third will go to athletics, and the rest will be split among the schools of business, architecture and journalism the schools where their three sons received their degrees. They also pledged $100,000 over the next four years to supplement head men’s basketball coach Roy Williams’ salary. Joe Morris worked 35 years in banking and finance. He currently serves as chairman of the Capital Corp. LLC in Overland Park. Susan Morris is a former real estate agent for J.D. Reece Realtors in Leawood. _____________________________________ Taxes: Appraisal forms due Friday Time is running out for Douglas County residents to report their ownership of boats, trailers and other taxable personal property to county officials. Signed and completed personal property assessment forms for 2002 must be turned in postmarked no later than Friday. Otherwise, owners face a fine equal to 5 percent of their taxes due for each month the form is late. In January, county officials mailed out 8,800 forms to known owners of boats, jet skis, trailers, mobile homes, airplanes, large trucks, mopeds and business equipment. Only about 3,000 have been returned. The information on the forms will be used to compile tax bills to be mailed in November. Completed forms may be dropped off by 5 p.m. Friday at the Douglas County Appraiser’s Office, in the basement of the county courthouse, 1100 Mass. Taxpayers who did not receive a form may pick one up at the appraiser’s office. For more information, contact the office at 832-5289.
Catching the promise of spring
March 13, 2002
Lawrence resident Brian Hess takes advantage of a nice evening to fish for walleye on the dam at Clinton Lake. Hess said he tried to get out to the lake two to four times a week in March.
World Online: Arts & Entertainment Calendar
March 13, 2002
A chance to save a life
March 13, 2002
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News My husband had the letter waiting for me when I returned from visiting my dad, who is sick in Chicago. It was about midnight. I was tired and sad, but then suddenly  hysterically  I was sobbing with joy.
Nation Briefs
March 13, 2002
 San Francisco: Auction of documents by Malcolm X called off  California: ‘Angel of Death’ pleads guilty to 6 murders  Chicago: Study touts eye drops for treating lazy eye  Denver: Zoo fined $700 for bear’s death
Briefcase
March 13, 2002
Johnson County executive tapped as CEO of KTEC Oil industry: Conoco, Phillips merger wins shareholders vote Grocery: Kroger earnings fall Unemployment: Kansas jobless may receive extension of benefits Telecommunication: SEC probes WorldCom Inc.
Fresh-tossed salads add flavor, style
March 13, 2002
The art of the tossed green salad is slipping away. There are many reasons why the little salad ceremony is passing from the American scene. And that’s too bad, because the art of vigorous salad tossing  perhaps in a big stylish bowl on a special cart rolled to the side of the table  lends style and drama to a meal and great taste to the greens.
Early-season gardeners should get set to plant onion and potato crops
March 13, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger Last week we talked about root crops as the best candidates for early-season gardening in this climate. Because the early growth occurs underground, wind and cold snaps, the two main weather-related threats this time of year, are not a concern.
Short & sweet
March 13, 2002
Sweet deal: Baker’s issues chocolate chunk challenge Tabasco adds smoky flavor to pepper sauce lineup Hot deals on cookbooks Spreading it healthy
Party animals to hit capital
Painted donkeys, elephants will be on parade
March 13, 2002
The building is cold, dim and vacant, except for 200 donkey and elephant figures lined up in neat rows on the second floor. Soon this defunct downtown store will be abuzz with activity.
Tuition rally closes in on Provost’s Office
March 13, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Upset that administrators weren’t hearing their concerns about proposed tuition increases, a group of Kansas University students moved its demonstration Tuesday from Wescoe Beach to the Provost’s Office.
Board OKs millions in cuts
March 13, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board Tuesday adopted $4.7 million in fee increases and spending cuts in anticipation the state’s economic troubles will prompt the Kansas Legislature to drain financing from public school districts. Extra online-only: Join the online discussion
Hit-and-run death
March 13, 2002
The county medical examiner said Tuesday that a homeless man who was struck by a car and lodged in the broken windshield likely only lived for a few hours with a nearly amputated leg not two or three days as police had previously estimated.
People
March 13, 2002
 And baby makes three  Joel delays show following illness  Show taps North Carolina talent  Report: Tape clears Ryder
Ruby Velma Agnes Coffman
March 13, 2002
Tonganoxie  Services for Ruby Velma Agnes Coffman, 84, Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Coffman died Monday, March 11, 2002, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Jordan warns Cheney on Iraq
March 13, 2002
Vice President Dick Cheney received a public warning Tuesday from Jordanian King Abdullah II that expanding the terrorism war to Iraq could destabilize the region and undermine gains in Afghanistan.
Board OKs millions in cuts
March 13, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board Tuesday adopted $4.7 million in fee increases and spending cuts in anticipation the state’s economic troubles will prompt the Kansas Legislature to drain financing from public school districts. Â Extra online-only: Join the online discussion
Horoscopes
March 13, 2002
Board support
March 13, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Lawrence school board members deserve the community’s support as they try to construct a budget that matches expected resources.
Jayhawks don’t bother with brackets
March 13, 2002
By Gary Bedore Wayne Simien isn’t into “Bracketology” the science of studying and predicting the outcome of NCAA Tournament games. “I’ve never really gotten into filling out brackets,” said Simien, Kansas University’s freshman power forward from Leavenworth.
High School Swimming: FSHS, LHS finish 3-4
March 13, 2002
Free State High senior Kelli Criswell and freshman Katelin Karlin both won two events and swam on a winning relay to lead the city entries Tuesday at the season-opening meet at Emporia High.
Concealed-gun supporters taking state-by-state approach
March 13, 2002
Around the country, gun-rights groups are waging what some portray as a deliberately gradual, one-step-at-a-time effort to ease state laws governing the carrying of a concealed weapon.
Entertainment Calendar
March 13, 2002
THURSDAY Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Ongoing Events
Early-season gardeners should get set to plant onion and potato crops
March 13, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger Last week we talked about root crops as the best candidates for early-season gardening in this climate. Because the early growth occurs underground, wind and cold snaps, the two main weather-related threats this time of year, are not a concern.
Savory smoked chicken sneaks in nutrition
March 13, 2002
The gratifying flavors baked into this stuffed chicken dish belie its modest fat content of only about 10 grams per serving. Smoked cheese and spinach give it savory accents, texture and color.
Squonk is a mixed bag
March 13, 2002
By Jan Biles The shows put on by Squonk Opera are not easily defined. Fantasy-based performance art? Multimedia mish-mosh? A New Agey twist on traditional theater? Surrealistic comedy? Squonk Opera takes a risk each time it takes the stage.
Drama details legal turmoil
March 13, 2002
Three cable stations have launched new ventures this week. Last Sunday, ESPN aired its first movie, “A Season on the Brink.” Last night, FX premiered its first weekly drama, “The Shield,” and tonight, Court TV unveils its first film feature, “Guilt By Association” (8 p.m.), starring Mercedes Ruehl.
Allied troops battle al-Qaida, Taliban
March 13, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 9:59 p.m.) U.S. and Afghan troops pursued al-Qaida fighters Wednesday after seizing control of the Shah-e-Kot valley in a 12-day battle in which coalition forces claimed that hundreds of enemy fighters died. Afghan forces led by Gul Haider and Zia Lodin overran three villagers and a strategic ridge dubbed “the whale” after intense bombing by U.S. jets, coalition officers said Wednesday.
Catching the promise of spring
March 13, 2002
Lawrence resident Brian Hess takes advantage of a nice evening to fish for walleye on the dam at Clinton Lake. Hess said he tried to get out to the lake two to four times a week in March.
Willard was associate head coach under Pitino when Wildcats were whipped by Jayhawks, 150-95, in 1989
March 13, 2002
By Gary Bedore Dec. 9, 1989, is a date that will live in infamy for all Kansas University and Kentucky men’s basketball fans. On that afternoon the tradition-rich Jayhawks plastered the tradition-rich Wildcats, 150-95, at Allen Fieldhouse.
Hazel B. Cleveland
March 13, 2002
DeSoto  Graveside services for Hazel B. Cleveland, 87, DeSoto, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at DeSoto Cemetery. Mrs. Cleveland died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Baseball wants to limit team debt
March 13, 2002
Baseball management is placing restrictions on the debt teams can take on, a move that could provoke an angry response from the players’ union or even force trades of high-salaried stars.
Anti-smoking groups take on movie ratings
March 13, 2002
Citing a new study that examines the ties between Hollywood and cigarette makers, health advocates are calling for the film industry to incorporate tobacco as a factor in determining movie ratings.
Health, beauty aids foul waterways
March 13, 2002
A government analysis shows the nation’s waterways are awash in traces of chemicals used in beauty aids, medications, cleaners and foods. Among the substances: caffeine, contraceptives, painkillers, insect repellent, perfumes and nicotine.
for Kansas
March 13, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The nation and state are rising from a recession; however, unemployment rates are expected to rise in 2002, a Kansas University economist said Tuesday. KU economist David Burress predicted Tuesday that both the national and state unemployment rate would increase to about 5.5 percent in 2002, up from just below 4 percent in 2001.
KU deans silent on Piper plagiarism incident
March 13, 2002
By Terry Rombeck The decision to exclude Doris Kearns Goodwin from this fall’s Presidential Lecture Series was, in part, a sign that Kansas University officials take allegations of plagiarism seriously. But KU deans say they’re not planning to take a similar stand in an area plagiarism debate.
Depleted Superfund trust blamed for cut in projects
March 13, 2002
EPA chief Christie Whitman on Tuesday defended cutting in half the number of toxic waste sites being cleaned up around the nation that are not paid for by polluters.
March 13, 2002
To the editor: The article “Schooling sex ed” published in Tuesday’s newspaper (18 & Under) gave me many things to think about. I realized that it bothers me that people think condoms should be offered in school. While this letter may bring ridicule from my fellow classmates, I firmly believe that condoms do not have a place in the Lawrence schools.
Farmland announces second wheat sale to Cuba
March 13, 2002
Archer Daniels Midland and Farmland Industries on Tuesday announced a second major sale of hard red winter wheat to Cuba. Farmland, a farmer-owned cooperative based in Kansas City, Mo., joined with ADM, one of the world’s largest agricultural processors from Decatur, Ill., last year in a joint venture to market grain.
Squonk is a mixed bag
March 13, 2002
By Jan Biles The shows put on by Squonk Opera are not easily defined. Fantasy-based performance art? Multimedia mish-mosh? A New Agey twist on traditional theater? Surrealistic comedy? Squonk Opera takes a risk each time it takes the stage.
Jobless rate expected to rise
KU economist predicts a ‘weak recovery’ for Kansas
March 13, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The nation and state are rising from a recession; however, unemployment rates are expected to rise in 2002, a Kansas University economist said Tuesday. KU economist David Burress predicted Tuesday that both the national and state unemployment rate would increase to about 5.5 percent in 2002, up from just below 4 percent in 2001.
Age, news loses value
March 13, 2002
By Mike Hoeflich The debate between ABC and CBS about whether Ted Koppel and his news show, “Nightline,” should be replaced by David Letterman has brought out some most puzzling aspects of television executives’ views of American society.
A chance to save a life
March 13, 2002
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News My husband had the letter waiting for me when I returned from visiting my dad, who is sick in Chicago. It was about midnight. I was tired and sad, but then suddenly hysterically I was sobbing with joy.
Depleted Superfund trust blamed for cut in projects
March 13, 2002
EPA chief Christie Whitman on Tuesday defended cutting in half the number of toxic waste sites being cleaned up around the nation that are not paid for by polluters.
Author’s invitation revoked
Allegations of plagiarism spark changes in lecture series lineup
March 13, 2002
By Terry Rombeck The director of Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics has rescinded an offer to have historian Doris Kearns Goodwin speak on campus this fall. Richard Norton Smith said recent allegations of plagiarism in a Goodwin book led him to seek another speaker for the institute’s first-ever Presidential Lecture Series on Nov. 3.
Electrician saved from fire at Liberty Memorial
March 13, 2002
An electrician who sucked air through electrical conduit while a fire burned at the Liberty Memorial on Tuesday says he knew he’d be rescued. “I knew I’d get out. I knew people knew about it,” said Marvin Hammontree, minutes after firefighters helped him climb out of the Liberty Memorial tower.
Reporter notes justice’s influence
Journalist discusses Sandra Day O’Connor’s role in shaping Supreme Court
March 13, 2002
By Mindie Paget Fifty-three years as a journalist covering the highest court in the land have given Lyle Denniston some sense of the politics that govern the U.S. Supreme Court. His prediction: Given the Senate’s nearly even split down party lines, it won’t approve any strongly conservative or liberal nominee in the near future.
Holy Cross coach can’t forget KU’s rout of UK
Willard was associate head coach under Pitino when Wildcats were whipped by Jayhawks, 150-95, in 1989
March 13, 2002
By Gary Bedore Dec. 9, 1989, is a date that will live in infamy for all Kansas University and Kentucky men’s basketball fans. On that afternoon the tradition-rich Jayhawks plastered the tradition-rich Wildcats, 150-95, at Allen Fieldhouse.
New reapportionment proposal in the works
Congressional redistricting plan splits city down Mass. Street
March 13, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The best-known street in Lawrence would be split down the middle in a new plan to redraw Kansas congressional districts. Despite protests from Lawrence officials, the chairman of the House redistricting committee predicted the panel today would approve the map that would leave the area east of Massachusetts Street in the 3rd Congressional District but move most of the city west of Massachusetts Street into the 2nd District.
Ruby Velma Agnes Coffman
March 13, 2002
Willard A. Madison
March 13, 2002
Graves: Ballot box is schools’ weapon
March 13, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Debate about how to fix the budget crisis heated up Tuesday with Gov. Bill Graves and House Speaker Kent Glasscock calling on lawmakers to take seriously the state’s $680 million revenue shortfall.
Houston mother found guilty of murder
Jurors reject insanity claims; penalty phase of trial to begin Thursday
March 13, 2002
Andrea Yates, the 37-year-old housewife who admitted she drowned her five children in the bathtub, was convicted of murder Tuesday by a jury that rejected her claim of insanity with stunning swiftness.
ABC does damage control with Koppel
Nightline’ host wants assurances his show still relevant
March 13, 2002
Now that David Letterman is staying at CBS, ABC’s corporate bosses took steps to mend fences with “Nightline” host Ted Koppel on Tuesday.
Bush visits homeless shelter to encourage volunteerism
March 13, 2002
President Bush joined homeless toddlers in singing “Itsy Bitsy Spider” on Tuesday before offering a bit of incentive to volunteers: a diary in which to log the hours and rewards of community service.
NBA Roundup: Sixers rally from 20 points down
March 13, 2002
As Dikembe Mutombo stormed off the court and into the locker room complaining about what he felt were a pair of chippy flagrant fouls, the rest of the 76ers asked themselves a question.
Jordan warns Cheney on Iraq
March 13, 2002
Vice President Dick Cheney received a public warning Tuesday from Jordanian King Abdullah II that expanding the terrorism war to Iraq could destabilize the region and undermine gains in Afghanistan.
Late German writer wins book critics fiction prize
March 13, 2002
Finalist Jonathan Franzen smiled and applauded when he heard the winner announced for the National Book Critics Circle fiction prize. His reaction is notable since the award didn’t go to Franzen, but to W.G. Sebald, a German-born novelist killed last year in a road crash.
Greens dress up savory salmon
March 13, 2002
St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated in North America at least since 1737, when it was first publicly celebrated in Boston. Nowadays, the traditions of the March 17 celebration are adopted for the occasion by hosts of affectionately “honorary” Irish.
host wants assurances his show still relevant
March 13, 2002
Now that David Letterman is staying at CBS, ABC’s corporate bosses took steps to mend fences with “Nightline” host Ted Koppel on Tuesday.
sweet
March 13, 2002
 Sweet deal: Baker’s issues chocolate chunk challenge  Tabasco adds smoky flavor to pepper sauce lineup  Hot deals on cookbooks  Spreading it healthy
6News video report: KU students take message directly to provost
March 13, 2002
Janet Redi reports on the rally KU students held on Tuesday opposing tuition hikes.
Bush visits homeless shelter to encourage volunteerism
March 13, 2002
President Bush joined homeless toddlers in singing “Itsy Bitsy Spider” on Tuesday before offering a bit of incentive to volunteers: a diary in which to log the hours and rewards of community service.
s Office
March 13, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Upset that administrators weren’t hearing their concerns about proposed tuition increases, a group of Kansas University students moved its demonstration Tuesday from Wescoe Beach to the Provost’s Office.
Nutrition month emphasizes value of healthful diet changes
March 13, 2002
Isn’t March National Nutrition Month? What is the theme this year? Yes, March is National Nutrition Month, and the 2002 theme is “Start Today for a Healthy Tomorrow.”
High School Swimming: FSHS, LHS finish 3-4
March 13, 2002
Free State High senior Kelli Criswell and freshman Katelin Karlin both won two events and swam on a winning relay to lead the city entries Tuesday at the season-opening meet at Emporia High.
Concealed-gun supporters taking state-by-state approach
March 13, 2002
Around the country, gun-rights groups are waging what some portray as a deliberately gradual, one-step-at-a-time effort to ease state laws governing the carrying of a concealed weapon.
Jurors reject insanity claims
March 13, 2002
Andrea Yates, the 37-year-old housewife who admitted she drowned her five children in the bathtub, was convicted of murder Tuesday by a jury that rejected her claim of insanity with stunning swiftness.
weapon
March 13, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Debate about how to fix the budget crisis heated up Tuesday with Gov. Bill Graves and House Speaker Kent Glasscock calling on lawmakers to take seriously the state’s $680 million revenue shortfall.
Age, news loses value
March 13, 2002
By Mike Hoeflich The debate between ABC and CBS about whether Ted Koppel and his news show, “Nightline,” should be replaced by David Letterman has brought out some most puzzling aspects of television executives’ views of American society.
Nation Briefs
March 13, 2002
San Francisco: Auction of documents by Malcolm X called off California: ‘Angel of Death’ pleads guilty to 6 murders Chicago: Study touts eye drops for treating lazy eye Denver: Zoo fined $700 for bear’s death
Hazel B. Cleveland
March 13, 2002
s Gooden highlights AP All-America team
March 13, 2002
By Gary Bedore There’s a secret to Drew Gooden’s success. “Hard work pays off,” said the 6-foot-10 Kansas basketball forward, who on Tuesday was named first-team Associated Press All-America a week after being tapped Big 12 Player of the year and first-team all-league.
t bother with brackets
March 13, 2002
By Gary Bedore Wayne Simien isn’t into “Bracketology” Â the science of studying and predicting the outcome of NCAA Tournament games. “I’ve never really gotten into filling out brackets,” said Simien, Kansas University’s freshman power forward from Leavenworth.
s fate can be perplexing
March 13, 2002
Troy Appuhn hardly flinched at the question: Where would the Kansas Jayhawks wind up in his NCAA tournament bracket? “I’ll probably have them winning it all,” said Appuhn, a resident of Omaha, Neb., and a brother of KU baseball player Jason Appuhn.
City track preview: Lions, Firebirds optimistic
March 13, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High coach Steve Heffernan didn’t waste any time pinpointing the headliner for his boys track and field team this spring. The Firebirds’ state champion 4x800 relay team of Justin White, Jason Jenny, Adrian Ludwig and Nick Ens remains intact.
Siena sends Alcorn packing
March 13, 2002
The team that couldn’t win during the regular season has figured it out at tournament time. Siena became only the second team to win an NCAA Tournament game with a losing record, beating Alcorn State, 81-77, Tuesday night in a play-in that provided a fitting start.
Breifly
March 13, 2002
 Afghanistan: Allied troops claim valley  New York: Church shooting suspect charged with murder  Washington, D.C.: Government belatedly sends hijackers’ visa notification
Credit hour increase draws criticism
March 13, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Want instant attention from some Kansas University seniors? Tell them they’re going to need an extra semester to graduate. The Kansas Board of Regents is set Thursday to discuss a plan that could require some students to stay longer at state universities.
Jayhawk fans to rock St. Louis
March 13, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The live band Thursday at the Hard Rock Cafe in St. Louis will add a special tune  “I’m a Jayhawk”  to the gig’s play list. It’s what you would expect from the Kansas University Pep Band, especially during a party and rally at the Hard Rock in Union Station that celebrates the Jayhawks’ first-round NCAA Tournament showdown against Holy Cross.
Painted donkeys, elephants will be on parade
March 13, 2002
The building is cold, dim and vacant, except for 200 donkey and elephant figures lined up in neat rows on the second floor. Soon this defunct downtown store will be abuzz with activity.
6Sports video report: Gooden makes AP All American team
March 13, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the selections made to the AP All American team. Drew Gooden was selected while Nick Collison and Kirk Hinrich received Honorable Mention recognition.
6Sports video report: Jayhawks prepare for NCAA tournament
March 13, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawks’ preparation for their first round action against Holy Cross on Thursday. The Jayhawks will meet the Crusaders at 6:50 pm in St. Louis.
Hit-and-run death
March 13, 2002
The county medical examiner said Tuesday that a homeless man who was struck by a car and lodged in the broken windshield likely only lived for a few hours with a nearly amputated leg  not two or three days as police had previously estimated.
Horoscopes
March 13, 2002
For Wednesday, March 13, 2002, those with birthdays today: Delve into your creativity to find answers. You might not be sure of yourself in different situations. Make decisions that ultimately suit you. Your birthday occurs on a New Moon, announcing new beginnings in whatever realm you choose. Pressure at work increases. If you are single, romance could serve as a muse this year. This person could be a forever candidate. Your creativity soars. If you are attached, develop more empathy for your partner or a loved one. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
Nation Briefs
March 13, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Independent counsel in Clinton case resigns Connecticut: Nobel-winning economist dies
On the street
March 13, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Public Library What is your ideal spring break vacation?
KU in Newell Challenge
March 13, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team will play Cal-Berkeley in the annual Pete Newell Challenge on Dec. 28 at The Arena in Oakland.
s Rose wins title in Texas
March 13, 2002
Kansas University junior women’s golfer Heather Rose won on the second sudden-death playoff hole to claim the Waterwood National Women’s Spring Invitational. Rose fired a 78 during the final round Tuesday for a three-round total of 235 on the 5,983-yard, par-72, Waterwood National Golf Club.
s Golf: Jayhawks finish tied for seventh
March 13, 2002
Chris Marshall finished in a tie for 11th place as Kansas University earned a share of seventh of out 15 teams at the Louisiana Classic on Tuesday. Marshall, a junior, carded a 75 for a three-round total of 218 on the 7,002-yard, par-72 Oakbourne Country Club.
Kansas Baseball: KU loses third straight
March 13, 2002
Southwest Missouri State scored seven runs in the bottom of the third and added six in the fifth Tuesday as Kansas University dropped its third straight baseball game, 15-7. The Jayhawks (10-3) were led by sophomore Matt Tribble, who was 3-for-4 with four runs and an RBI.
s Williams
March 13, 2002
Some fans in Madison, Wis., may be planning on booing Kansas if the Jayhawks advance to the Midwest Regional, the Wisconsin State Journal reported Monday. The paper said KU coach Roy Williams said this after a 99-98 Jayhawk victory over UCLA in November of 2000:
6Sports video report: Gooden makes AP All American team
March 13, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the selections made to the AP All American team. Drew Gooden was selected while Nick Collison and Kirk Hinrich received Honorable Mention recognition.
Robert Edmund Allen
March 13, 2002
Garnett  Services for Robert Edmund Allen, 82, Garnett, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, Garnett. Burial will be in Garnett Cemetery. Mr. Allen died Monday, March 11, 2002, at his home.
Byers services
March 13, 2002
Graveside services for Virginia Lee Byers, 72, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Fort Scott National Cemetery. Mrs. Byers died Monday, March 11, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Grad rates vary for tourney teams
March 13, 2002
This is college basketball, so let’s examine who among the players in the upcoming NCAA Tournament might be heading as readily toward their B.A. as the NBA. A Star Tribune analysis shows that Stanford, with a 100 percent graduation rate among incoming freshmen between 1991 and 1994, tops the field of 65.
Sound off
March 13, 2002
Why does the Kansas Union have the authority to hand out Citibank credit card advertisements with each receipt of purchase? Mike Reid, director of the KU Bookstore, said the union does not hand out Citibank advertisements with every purchase.
Births
March 13, 2002
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Dudley, Lawrence, a girl, Monday. Pamela and Mickey Rupert, Lawrence, a girl, Monday.
shares recipes from the Heartland
March 13, 2002
“Jayni’s Kitchen” will share ideas for “Food for the Heartland” this week. Host Jayni Carey, right, and cookbook author Judith Fertig will prepare several heartwarming dishes, including the recipe below.
Area briefs
March 13, 2002
 KU game won’t stop sausage, pancake supper  Rural Douglas County cemetery vandalized  Road issues dominate tonight’s county agenda  Lieutenant governor, KHP distributing free gun locks  Police arrest suspect for child abandonment  Car wreck injures driver, causes power outage  Coast Guard sponsoring state boat safety course
Royals beat up on Mets, 15-8
March 13, 2002
In a game that featured 23 runs, 30 hits, including 10 for extra-bases, and six errors, left-handed reliever Rick DeHart caught the attention of Kansas City Royals manager Tony Muser.
Fennel adds zip to pork
March 13, 2002
This recipe is a breeze to make, but its ingredients offer stylish good taste. The pork tenderloin that is roasted in the oven is nicely complemented with two forms of fennel  the fragrant vegetable and the seed  lending anise flavor to the meat.
House panel endorses map splitting Lawrence along Iowa Street
March 13, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 9:56 a.m.) A House committee Wednesday endorsed a political map that would divide Lawrence between the 2nd and 3rd Congressional Districts. But the endorsed map would divide Lawrence along Iowa Street instead of Massachussets Street, an option proposed Tuesday by the committee’s chairman.
U.N. adopts resolution on Palestinian state
March 13, 2002
The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Tuesday night endorsing a Palestinian state for the first time, supporting a U.S. measure that also calls for an immediate cease-fire in the escalating Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Ridge unveils spectrum of warnings
March 13, 2002
America is on yellow alert, facing a “significant risk of terrorist attacks,” homeland security chief Tom Ridge said Tuesday as he announced a color-coded system designed to end confusion over terror warnings.
s head coach
March 13, 2002
The Oakland Raiders promoted offensive coordinator Bill Callahan to head coach Tuesday night, three weeks after Jon Gruden left to coach Tampa Bay. The Raiders will introduce Callahan during a news conference to at their Alameda facility.
Consultant not yet done with school cost survey
March 13, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A consultant hired by the state to determine what a “suitable” public school education costs said Tuesday the study may not be done in time to be a factor in the current legislative debate about school finance.
Archdiocese settles molestation case
March 13, 2002
In one of the biggest such settlements on record, the Archdiocese of Boston has agreed to pay up to $30 million to 86 people who accused now-defrocked priest John J. Geoghan of child molestation.
Angels, Padres may draw suspensions
March 13, 2002
The Padres and Angels can expect one or more of their players to serve regular-season suspensions for their parts in two benches-clearing brawls, San Diego general manager Kevin Towers said.
Cyanide case raises concern
March 13, 2002
Authorities tried Tuesday to determine how a man who called himself “Dr. Chaos” obtained cyanide and stashed it in a closet of the city’s mass transit system, locking it to protect the potentially lethal chemical.
Sally Jessy, Oprah set to bow out
March 13, 2002
Oprah Winfrey and Sally Jessy Raphael, two icons of daytime talk TV, have decided to stop talking  Winfrey in four years and Raphael this May 20, it was confirmed Monday. “She’s agreed to do two more seasons,” said Arthur Sando, a spokesman for King World Productions, which distributes “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
Congressional redistricting plan splits city down Mass. Street
March 13, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The best-known street in Lawrence would be split down the middle in a new plan to redraw Kansas congressional districts. Despite protests from Lawrence officials, the chairman of the House redistricting committee predicted the panel today would approve the map that would leave the area east of Massachusetts Street in the 3rd Congressional District but move most of the city west of Massachusetts Street into the 2nd District.
s role in shaping Supreme Court
March 13, 2002
By Mindie Paget Fifty-three years as a journalist covering the highest court in the land have given Lyle Denniston some sense of the politics that govern the U.S. Supreme Court. His prediction: Given the Senate’s nearly even split down party lines, it won’t approve any strongly conservative or liberal nominee in the near future.
Electrician saved from fire at Liberty Memorial
March 13, 2002
An electrician who sucked air through electrical conduit while a fire burned at the Liberty Memorial on Tuesday says he knew he’d be rescued. “I knew I’d get out. I knew people knew about it,” said Marvin Hammontree, minutes after firefighters helped him climb out of the Liberty Memorial tower.
t pass preseason testing
March 13, 2002
By Joel Mathis This is why they test: Many of Douglas County’s new tornado sirens didn’t work properly during a storm drill Tuesday. “Some worked, some didn’t,” said Paula Phillips, director of Douglas County Emergency Management.
Allegations of plagiarism spark changes in lecture series lineup
March 13, 2002
By Terry Rombeck The director of Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics has rescinded an offer to have historian Doris Kearns Goodwin speak on campus this fall. Richard Norton Smith said recent allegations of plagiarism in a Goodwin book led him to seek another speaker for the institute’s first-ever Presidential Lecture Series on Nov. 3.
Nation Briefs
March 13, 2002
 Washington, D.C.: Independent counsel in Clinton case resigns  Connecticut: Nobel-winning economist dies
Commodities
March 13, 2002
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator  Wheat, $2.60; corn, $1.83; milo, $1.81; soybeans, $4.29. Edgerton Elevator  Wheat, $2.63; corn, $1.85; milo, $1.81; soybeans, $4.29. Overbrook Elevator  Wheat, $2.63; corn, $1.83; milo, $1.81; soybeans, $4.29. Midland Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.85; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.31. Lawrence North Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.88; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.34. Lawrence South Elevator  Wheat, $2.63; corn, $1.85; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.31. Pauline Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.90; milo, $1.86; soybeans, $4.36.
Wheat growers lobbying for favorable farm bill
March 13, 2002
Wheat growers say they hope a committee charged with adopting a new farm bill will finish before Easter. That would be early enough for new farm programs to affect this year’s crop.
OPEC unlikely to adjust crude production
March 13, 2002
With oil prices at their highest levels in six months, OPEC is expected to stick with its latest cuts in crude production when the cartel’s representatives meet Friday to assess market conditions.
March 13, 2002
Balsamic Chicken is a versatile dish to which you can informally add leftover vegetables you may have at hand. It’s a good low-fat choice, too, with only just more than 4 grams of fat per serving in the basic version of the recipe (serving two people) given here.
Fuel efficiency
March 13, 2002
To the editor: At a time when America’s dependence on oil is a primary national security concern, why is the fuel economy of my car based on an outdated standard passed almost 30 years ago? The time has come for American automakers to stop resisting higher fuel economy standards. Detroit’s profits are important, but not as important as the security of this country.
OPEC unlikely to adjust crude production
March 13, 2002
With oil prices at their highest levels in six months, OPEC is expected to stick with its latest cuts in crude production when the cartel’s representatives meet Friday to assess market conditions.
Wheat growers lobbying for favorable farm bill
March 13, 2002
Wheat growers say they hope a committee charged with adopting a new farm bill will finish before Easter. That would be early enough for new farm programs to affect this year’s crop.
Farmland announces second wheat sale to Cuba
March 13, 2002
Archer Daniels Midland and Farmland Industries on Tuesday announced a second major sale of hard red winter wheat to Cuba. Farmland, a farmer-owned cooperative based in Kansas City, Mo., joined with ADM, one of the world’s largest agricultural processors from Decatur, Ill., last year in a joint venture to market grain.
Spring greens
Fresh-tossed salads add flavor, style
March 13, 2002
The art of the tossed green salad is slipping away. There are many reasons why the little salad ceremony is passing from the American scene. And that’s too bad, because the art of vigorous salad tossing perhaps in a big stylish bowl on a special cart rolled to the side of the table lends style and drama to a meal and great taste to the greens.
The Drew crew
KU’s Gooden highlights AP All-America team
March 13, 2002
By Gary Bedore There’s a secret to Drew Gooden’s success. “Hard work pays off,” said the 6-foot-10 Kansas basketball forward, who on Tuesday was named first-team Associated Press All-America a week after being tapped Big 12 Player of the year and first-team all-league.
City track preview: Lions, Firebirds optimistic
March 13, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High coach Steve Heffernan didn’t waste any time pinpointing the headliner for his boys track and field team this spring. The Firebirds’ state champion 4x800 relay team of Justin White, Jason Jenny, Adrian Ludwig and Nick Ens remains intact.
Up to us’
March 13, 2002
Fennel adds zip to pork
March 13, 2002
This recipe is a breeze to make, but its ingredients offer stylish good taste. The pork tenderloin that is roasted in the oven is nicely complemented with two forms of fennel the fragrant vegetable and the seed lending anise flavor to the meat.
Jayni’ shares recipes from the Heartland
March 13, 2002
“Jayni’s Kitchen” will share ideas for “Food for the Heartland” this week. Host Jayni Carey, right, and cookbook author Judith Fertig will prepare several heartwarming dishes, including the recipe below.
Greens dress up savory salmon
March 13, 2002
St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated in North America at least since 1737, when it was first publicly celebrated in Boston. Nowadays, the traditions of the March 17 celebration are adopted for the occasion by hosts of affectionately “honorary” Irish.
Nutrition month emphasizes value of healthful diet changes
March 13, 2002
Isn’t March National Nutrition Month? What is the theme this year? Yes, March is National Nutrition Month, and the 2002 theme is “Start Today for a Healthy Tomorrow.”
Balsamic Chicken makes a good ‘lazy-day dish’
March 13, 2002
Balsamic Chicken is a versatile dish to which you can informally add leftover vegetables you may have at hand. It’s a good low-fat choice, too, with only just more than 4 grams of fat per serving in the basic version of the recipe (serving two people) given here.
WRAP support
March 13, 2002
Fuel efficiency
March 13, 2002
Storm sirens don’t pass preseason testing
March 13, 2002
By Joel Mathis This is why they test: Many of Douglas County’s new tornado sirens didn’t work properly during a storm drill Tuesday. “Some worked, some didn’t,” said Paula Phillips, director of Douglas County Emergency Management.
Kansas Women’s Golf: KU’s Rose wins title in Texas
March 13, 2002
Kansas University junior women’s golfer Heather Rose won on the second sudden-death playoff hole to claim the Waterwood National Women’s Spring Invitational. Rose fired a 78 during the final round Tuesday for a three-round total of 235 on the 5,983-yard, par-72, Waterwood National Golf Club.
Kansas Men’s Golf: Jayhawks finish tied for seventh
March 13, 2002
Chris Marshall finished in a tie for 11th place as Kansas University earned a share of seventh of out 15 teams at the Louisiana Classic on Tuesday. Marshall, a junior, carded a 75 for a three-round total of 218 on the 7,002-yard, par-72 Oakbourne Country Club.
Predicting KU’s fate can be perplexing
March 13, 2002
Troy Appuhn hardly flinched at the question: Where would the Kansas Jayhawks wind up in his NCAA tournament bracket? “I’ll probably have them winning it all,” said Appuhn, a resident of Omaha, Neb., and a brother of KU baseball player Jason Appuhn.
Wisconsin fans take offense to KU’s Williams
March 13, 2002
Some fans in Madison, Wis., may be planning on booing Kansas if the Jayhawks advance to the Midwest Regional, the Wisconsin State Journal reported Monday. The paper said KU coach Roy Williams said this after a 99-98 Jayhawk victory over UCLA in November of 2000:
Cyanide case raises concern
March 13, 2002
Authorities tried Tuesday to determine how a man who called himself “Dr. Chaos” obtained cyanide and stashed it in a closet of the city’s mass transit system, locking it to protect the potentially lethal chemical.
Late German writer wins book critics fiction prize
March 13, 2002
Finalist Jonathan Franzen smiled and applauded when he heard the winner announced for the National Book Critics Circle fiction prize. His reaction is notable since the award didn’t go to Franzen, but to W.G. Sebald, a German-born novelist killed last year in a road crash.
Sally Jessy, Oprah set to bow out
March 13, 2002
Oprah Winfrey and Sally Jessy Raphael, two icons of daytime talk TV, have decided to stop talking Winfrey in four years and Raphael this May 20, it was confirmed Monday. “She’s agreed to do two more seasons,” said Arthur Sando, a spokesman for King World Productions, which distributes “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
Baseball wants to limit team debt
March 13, 2002
Baseball management is placing restrictions on the debt teams can take on, a move that could provoke an angry response from the players’ union or even force trades of high-salaried stars.
Angels, Padres may draw suspensions
March 13, 2002
The Padres and Angels can expect one or more of their players to serve regular-season suspensions for their parts in two benches-clearing brawls, San Diego general manager Kevin Towers said.
Yankees’ Rivera accused of stealing
Player reportedly sold Jeter’s equipment
March 13, 2002
A baseball player’s locker is a sacred place the one private place in his very public world. Ruben Rivera learned that invading that sanctum can be a most serious offense.
Nation Briefs
March 13, 2002
Washington, D.C.: National Geographic finds Afghan ‘cover’ girl Georgia: Britain’s pleas ignored; rapist, killer executed Ohio: Hole discovered in nuclear reactor
Royals beat up on Mets, 15-8
March 13, 2002
In a game that featured 23 runs, 30 hits, including 10 for extra-bases, and six errors, left-handed reliever Rick DeHart caught the attention of Kansas City Royals manager Tony Muser.
Archdiocese settles molestation case
March 13, 2002
In one of the biggest such settlements on record, the Archdiocese of Boston has agreed to pay up to $30 million to 86 people who accused now-defrocked priest John J. Geoghan of child molestation.
Consultant not yet done with school cost survey
March 13, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A consultant hired by the state to determine what a “suitable” public school education costs said Tuesday the study may not be done in time to be a factor in the current legislative debate about school finance.
Raiders promote Callahan
Offensive coordinator named Oakland’s head coach
March 13, 2002
The Oakland Raiders promoted offensive coordinator Bill Callahan to head coach Tuesday night, three weeks after Jon Gruden left to coach Tampa Bay. The Raiders will introduce Callahan during a news conference to at their Alameda facility.
Ridge unveils spectrum of warnings
March 13, 2002
America is on yellow alert, facing a “significant risk of terrorist attacks,” homeland security chief Tom Ridge said Tuesday as he announced a color-coded system designed to end confusion over terror warnings.
U.N. adopts resolution on Palestinian state
March 13, 2002
The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Tuesday night endorsing a Palestinian state for the first time, supporting a U.S. measure that also calls for an immediate cease-fire in the escalating Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Daily ticker
March 13, 2002
Dow Industrials +21.11, 10,632.35
Daily ticker
March 13, 2002
Area briefs
March 13, 2002
KU game won’t stop sausage, pancake supper Rural Douglas County cemetery vandalized Road issues dominate tonight’s county agenda Lieutenant governor, KHP distributing free gun locks Police arrest suspect for child abandonment Car wreck injures driver, causes power outage Coast Guard sponsoring state boat safety course
Briefs
March 13, 2002
 KU Green Party to have political information fair  Arbor Day Foundation giving out free trees
Briefs
March 13, 2002
KU Green Party to have political information fair Arbor Day Foundation giving out free trees
Byers services
March 13, 2002
City Commission Briefs
March 13, 2002
 Commission to take its own spring break  City unveils marker honoring raid victims  Shelter operators seek city’s assistance
City Commission Briefs
March 13, 2002
Commission to take its own spring break City unveils marker honoring raid victims Shelter operators seek city’s assistance
On the record
March 13, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
On the record
March 13, 2002
People
March 13, 2002
And baby makes three Joel delays show following illness Show taps North Carolina talent Report: Tape clears Ryder
Robert Edmund Allen
March 13, 2002
Willard A. Madison
March 13, 2002
Nortonville  Services for Willard A. Madison, 82, Nortonville, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Nortonville United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Nortonville Cemetery. Dr. Madison died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
Jayhawk fans to rock St. Louis
March 13, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The live band Thursday at the Hard Rock Cafe in St. Louis will add a special tune “I’m a Jayhawk” to the gig’s play list. It’s what you would expect from the Kansas University Pep Band, especially during a party and rally at the Hard Rock in Union Station that celebrates the Jayhawks’ first-round NCAA Tournament showdown against Holy Cross.
WRAP support
March 13, 2002
To the editor: The Working to Recognize Alternative Possibilities (WRAP) program, connected with the Bert Nash Center and designed to assist at-risk students, may lose its $140,000 of district funding due to the severity of necessary budget cuts. Many people who do not work daily in schools are unaware of the broad number of students and families served by the WRAP program and the wide-ranging services the program provides.
Kansas Baseball: KU loses third straight
March 13, 2002
Southwest Missouri State scored seven runs in the bottom of the third and added six in the fifth Tuesday as Kansas University dropped its third straight baseball game, 15-7. The Jayhawks (10-3) were led by sophomore Matt Tribble, who was 3-for-4 with four runs and an RBI.