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World Online report: Jayhawks had their hands full in St. Louis: KU 70, Holy Cross 59
March 14, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 9:51 p.m.) Kirk Hinrich went down late in the first half, clutching his ankle, and was taken immediately into the lockers. X-rays returned negative on a break, but probably indicate a severe sprain. He did not return to the game, and is doubtful for Saturday’s second-round match.
U.S. charges Muslim extremist in death of Wall Street Journal reporter
March 14, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 12:22 p.m.) A federal grand jury in New Jersey on Thursday indicted a key suspect in the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
Cheney plugs away at Middle East peace efforts, promises help to Yemen
March 14, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 6:16 a.m.) Vice President Dick Cheney brought a promise of more U.S. military aid and friendship to Osma bin Laden’s ancestral home Thursday in a bid to shore up Yemen’s fragile support for the U.S.-led war on terrorism.
Arrest refocuses spotlight on police
Baldwin chief’s son faces charges of theft, burglary
March 14, 2002
By Mike Belt A new dark cloud settled over the Baldwin Police Department this week when the chief’s son was charged with burglary and theft. Shawn Butell, 22, Baldwin, was arrested Monday by Douglas County Sheriff’s officers on one count of burglary, one count of felony theft and two counts of misdemeanor theft.
More STD facts
March 14, 2002
New jobs are best sign of recovery
March 14, 2002
By Jim Mitchell Dallas Morning News Baseball legend Satchel Paige once said, “Don’t look back, something might be gaining on you.” The remark provides a lesson for life. If you aren’t moving forward, you are losing ground.
Warrant set aside for soldier in Afghanistan
March 14, 2002
An attorney for Scott O’Connor thought his client had a good reason for missing a misdemeanor hearing in municipal court O’Connor’s in Afghanistan fighting a war. Despite that explanation, the city court ordered on Feb. 8 that O’Connor, 26, be arrested when he returns home.
Pharmacist’s court date delayed in blood cases
March 14, 2002
The first court appearance for a pharmacist accused of drawing blood from people for a bogus study has been delayed one week and reset for a plea. Corey Penner, 29, was originally scheduled to appear in Harvey County District Court this Friday on 31 counts of misdemeanor battery.
High-flying fun
Kites lift spirits of enthusiasts of all ages
March 14, 2002
By Jim Baker As the ground thaws, the sun warms and cabin fever hits a high pitch, the phrase “go fly a kite” takes on new appeal. Carol Moore understands the enduring appeal of kites. “It’s not something that people need, but they sure make life a lot more fun,” said Moore, owner of Wind Wizards kite company about eight miles northwest of Gardner.
High blood pressure strikes licorice lover
March 14, 2002
My blood pressure is vacillating between normal and high normal. I enjoy black licorice candy and eat no more than four sticks a day. I know there is a connection between licorice and hypertension, but I don’t know how much is too much. Any guidance would be appreciated.
Sometimes, the solution can also be the problem
March 14, 2002
People joke about the cure being worse than the disease. But some people aren’t laughing. One large study found that more than 2 million hospitalized people a year have adverse drug reactions.
WB show offers ‘Guide’ to bad TV
March 14, 2002
The power players at the WB network have embarked on a dubious strategy to attract young viewers they have decided to make shows as vulgar and stupid as they can get away with.
NFL Films releases Super Bowl on DVD
March 14, 2002
The official video of the New England Patriots’ stirring 20-17 victory over the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI is now available in two formats. NFL Films, releasing through USA Home Entertainment, has issued the Super Bowl highlights on VHS ($14.95) and, for the first time, on DVD ($19.95).
Bill aims to curb adoption subsidies
Added cost could be too much for potential adoptive parents, critics charge
March 14, 2002
By Dave Ranney Kansas shouldn’t play stork anymore at least not for free, a state lawmaker says. Under legislation introduced by Rep. Patricia Lightner, adopting a baby would become more expensive and difficult for many Kansans.
Kaw River erosion-control project ahead of schedule, under budget
March 14, 2002
By Mark Fagan The Kansas River won’t be scouring away a heavily traveled bridge near Eudora anytime soon. A $2 million erosion-control project is ahead of schedule and under budget. Crews are dumping the last of 31,000 tons of limestone rocks into the river northwest of town.
Planning commission wants more ‘proactive’ approach on 23rd
Consultants’ report offers few recommendations for traffic-congested area, officials say
March 14, 2002
By Joel Mathis Traffic is so bad on 23rd Street that even consultants who have studied the road for more than two years aren’t sure what to do about it. Bill Ahrens, the city’s transportation planner, told the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission on Wednesday that TranSystems’ report on 23rd Street originally due later this month contains little to remedy problems between Iowa and Louisiana streets.
Mugabe declared president
U.S. condemns ‘flawed’ election results
March 14, 2002
President Robert Mugabe was declared the winner Wednesday of Zimbabwe’s bitterly contested presidential election a victory opponents and independent observers said was tainted by intimidation and fraud but backers saw as a mandate for seizing white-owned land.
Allies search for al-Qaida holdouts
March 14, 2002
U.S. Marine helicopter gunships blasted cave entrances Wednesday in the rugged mountains, seeking to stop al-Qaida and Taliban fighters from escaping after U.S. and Afghan troops seized control of this valley.
Dear Abby’ advises police that pornographer on loose
March 14, 2002
A man who wrote to “Dear Abby” for advice on how to handle his fantasies about having sex with girls was charged Wednesday with possessing child pornography after the columnist turned him in, authorities say.
Oldest known photo to undergo analysis
March 14, 2002
One summer morning, Joseph Nicephore Niepce peered from an upstairs window in his home in the French countryside, framed the view of a pear tree, the sky and several farm buildings and did something remarkable: He took a picture.
Consumer spending inches up in February
March 14, 2002
Consumers spent more freely in February and provided a modest boost for the nation’s retailers. Though the 0.3 percent rise in sales reported by the Commerce Department Wednesday wasn’t as big as many economists had anticipated, the advance still was the largest in four months.
A true sportsman
From college athletics to professional motorsports, Brendan Gaughan has been a winner in many fields
March 14, 2002
Brendan Gaughan has enjoyed success in just about every sport he’s played. But unlike many race car drivers, Gaughan’s resume is a lot more varied and extensive. Yes, like most in the sport, he grew up with racing. He started when he was 15. But he also played more traditional sports, such as football and basketball, earning a spot on the varsity teams at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Stocks tumble on retail sales report
March 14, 2002
Weaker-than-expected retail sales gave investors another reason to take profits Wednesday, sending stocks sharply lower and the Dow Jones industrials down 130 points.
Sprint cuts another 345 jobs
Kansas City affected by latest reductions
March 14, 2002
Afghan home is king’s castle
Workers toil around the clock to fix up residence for returning leader
March 14, 2002
The two-story home on a quiet Kabul street is no palace, but it does feature a sauna, fireplace and pool and repairmen are working day and night to try to get them ready.
Rosie hopes to go out on top with Emmys
March 14, 2002
With Daytime Emmy nominations for best talk show and best host, Rosie O’Donnell has a chance to keep two winning streaks alive in the final year of her syndicated chatfest.
City groups brainstorm affordable housing ideas
March 14, 2002
By Mindie Paget The cost of housing in Lawrence is too high for low-income tenants to afford. Tenants with checkered histories often can’t find a landlord willing to rent to them.
Roy R. ‘ Scotty’ Christy Sr.
March 14, 2002
Louis J. Rockers
March 14, 2002
Ann Kathleen Schaffer
March 14, 2002
Boschee: I’ll play
KU senior guard slowed by ankle injury
March 14, 2002
By David Mitchell Jeff Boschee has never been known as a high flyer. But Kansas University coach Roy Williams certainly wasn’t impressed with the senior shooting guard’s vertical leap after Wednesday’s practice at Edward Jones Dome.
MIT receives $50 million grant to develop futuristic battle uniform
March 14, 2002
The U.S. Army is hunting for a new military uniform that can make soldiers nearly invisible, grant superhuman strength and provide instant medical care. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology says it is up for the task.
Board of Regents approves continuing program of distinguished professorships
March 14, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Add another item to the Kansas Board of Regents’ wish list from the Kansas Legislature money for its distinguished professor program. Regents voted Wednesday to continue the program, which provides salary enhancements for professors, with an increase of $27,000 to $50,000 per professor annually.
Israel won’t confirm pullback
March 14, 2002
Dozens of Israeli tanks Wednesday patrolled the deserted streets of this key West Bank city, waging sporadic firefights with bands of Palestinian gunmen. Hours later, Palestinians said the Israelis had begun pulling out after the two-day incursion.
Senate ditches fuel economy measure
March 14, 2002
The Senate gave automakers a reprieve Wednesday by rejecting a plan to require that they produce cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles that run 50 percent farther on a gallon of gas.
Weightlifter Stoneback fourth at nationals
March 14, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Olympic-style lifting seems to suit Lawrence High senior Andrea Stoneback. Stoneback, a 101-pounder, placed fourth in her weight class over the weekend at the Junior National Weightlifting meet in Los Angeles.
County studies common driveways
March 14, 2002
By Mark Fagan Moving into rural Douglas County one day could mean sharing a driveway. During a discussion of road issues Wednesday night, Douglas County commissioners said they would consider encouraging or even requiring new homes in the unincorporated areas of the county to share common driveways. Such driveways, as private roads, currently are prohibited.
Jones boosts Braves against Royals, 4-3
March 14, 2002
Andruw Jones broke out of a spring training slump, hitting a tie-breaking, two-run homer as part of a 3-for-3 night that carried the Atlanta Braves past the Kansas City Royals, 4-3, Wednesday night.
Holy Cross well versed on Jayhawks
No. 16 seed Crusaders hope to draw from New England’s success in Super Bowl
March 14, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Kansas University basketball fans aren’t the only ones who love to follow the No. 2-ranked Jayhawks on the tube. “Kansas is an exciting team to watch,” Holy Cross guard Ryan Serravalle said Wednesday. “We enjoy watching their highlights on (ESPN’s) SportsCenter.”
Strawberry violated rules
Ex-slugger sent to jail because of behavior problems
March 14, 2002
Darryl Strawberry was kicked out of a drug-treatment center and sent to jail for repeatedly breaking program rules, including a ban on sex between residents, according to court documents released Wednesday.
Players decline luxury-tax proposal
Union suggests minor changes to revenue-sharing system
March 14, 2002
Baseball players showed no interest in owners’ proposals for a luxury tax and vastly increased revenue sharing, offering a far different view Wednesday night of what the sport’s labor contract should include.
Daily ticker
March 14, 2002
Dow Industrials Â130.50, 10,501.85
Old home town - 100 years ago today
March 14, 2002
On March 14, 1902 the Lawrence World stated “There is some opposition developing against paving Pinckney (now Sixth) Street. The word is being passed around that unless the city paves through the block from Kentucky to Tennessee the paving will not be so good. No one has any authority for saying that the block through the park will not be paved. The city council will pass upon this when he gets to it. As a majority of the property owners have signed the petition for change from one course to two courses of brick. It is hard to see how there can be any hitch at this time.”
Age and alcohol
March 14, 2002
Briefs
March 14, 2002
 TOPEKA: Jury deadlocks in case of road-rage killing  JUNCTION CITY: Wife of publisher, columnist dies at 93  arkansas city: School board eyes new superintendent
Briefs
March 14, 2002
TOPEKA: Jury deadlocks in case of road-rage killing JUNCTION CITY: Wife of publisher, columnist dies at 93 arkansas city: School board eyes new superintendent
More STD facts
March 14, 2002
To the editor: The article “Schooling sex ed” in the Journal-World on March 5 perpetuates misunderstandings of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
On the record
March 14, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
On the record
March 14, 2002
People
March 14, 2002
 Troops to get Oscar fix  ‘Soprano’ hits low note  ‘Wings’ actor in director’s seat  Ford takes gritty role
People
March 14, 2002
Troops to get Oscar fix ‘Soprano’ hits low note ‘Wings’ actor in director’s seat Ford takes gritty role
Little-known Togo Palazzi more than just a name
March 14, 2002
By Chuck Woodling No man was happier to arrive in St. Louis on Wednesday than I was. Sure, everybody hates the thick traffic in and around this westward sprawling metropolis, but I didn’t care.
Security tight at arena
March 14, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Devastating terrorist attacks last year on the East Coast reverberate at the NCAA Tournament. Six months after the Sept. 11 assault, security precautions for 800 media representatives covering the tournament in St. Louis have been ratcheted up to unprecedented levels.
Kansas fans dress out for practice
March 14, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Stepping into the Edward Jones Dome for the Jayhawks’ one-hour practice Wednesday, it wasn’t hard for Kansas fans to image the place was decorated to please their color palates. The done’s 42,000 seats are a mixture of crimson and blue.
6News video report: Some KU students see new requirement as second blow from Board of Regents
March 14, 2002
Tina Terry reports on a the Kansas Board of Regents’ addition of 14 credit hours to the current 40 to be eligible for graduation.
Births
March 14, 2002
There were no births reported Wednesday by Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Friends & neighbors
March 14, 2002
Wyoming 73, Gonzaga 66
March 14, 2002
So long, Dan Dickau and Gonzaga. The Wyoming Cowboys are the new darlings of the NCAA tournament.
Pierce pours in 32 points as Boston cuts down Nets
March 14, 2002
For the first time in a long time, a playoff type of atmosphere returned to Boston. “It definitely got loud today,” said Paul Pierce, who scored 23 of his 32 points in the second half Wednesday night as the Boston Celtics gained ground on the Eastern Conference-leading New Jersey Nets with a 97-89 victory.
Horoscopes
March 14, 2002
Briefly
March 14, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Military’s dismissal rate of gays highest since 1987 Washington, D.C.: Report says Clinton pardons were an abuse of his power Washington, D.C.: Postmaster general warns of $2 billion deficit this year
Local briefs
March 14, 2002
 Lawrence: Big 12 Gay Conference schedules meeting at KU Kansas University will play host to the first-ever Big 12 Gay Conference next month. The conference, organized by the Student Development Center, will run from April 10-13. Though it’s officially a Big 12 conference, students from 35 universities have been invited. Events include an evening reception April 10 at Tremors Night Club, 729 N.H., and a keynote speech April 11 by Robert Minor, KU professor of religious studies. Workshop topics April 11 and 12 include leadership, activism, health religion and social issues. Most events will be at the Kansas Union and Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. A dance will be at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive. The conference will conclude April 13 with a 10 a.m. Pride March and Rally along Massachusetts Street. Conference registration, which is open to students, staff or faculty at any college or university, is $30 and can be made online at www.ku.edu/~biggay. For more information, contact Laurie Sisk at 864-2801. _______________________________________  Budget crisis: Arts advocates pay visit on legislators to protest cuts Topeka  Arts advocates Wednesday lobbied lawmakers to not cut arts funding during the current budget crisis. Gov. Bill Graves’ proposed budget would reduce state funding to the Kansas Arts Commission by $66,304. That would result in a total loss of $1.26 million in private matching support, arts officials warned. Mary Doveton, managing artistic director of the Lawrence Community Theater, and Tim Van Leer, executive director of the Lied Center, visited lawmakers in the Capitol, and urged them to at least fund the Kansas Arts Commission at its current level. Van Leer and Doveton said reduced arts funding would hurt Lawrence. A funding cut could mean the Lied Center would be unable to provide some free programs to Lawrence school students, as it currently does, Van Leer said. “They are smart to be here. We need to hear their message,” Sen. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, said of the arts advocates. _______________________________________  Leadership search: Engineering dean candidate scheduled for first interview A Kansas University official wants to make the jump from associate vice chancellor of research and public service to dean of the School of Engineering. James Roberts, who also serves as vice president of the KU Center for Research, is one of four finalists for the dean position. He’ll conduct meetings with the search committee, deans, faculty, staff and students today and Friday. Roberts, a KU graduate, served as professor of electrical engineering and computer science at KU from 1990 to 1997, before taking his current position. Other finalists will be announced as their interview dates approach. The engineering dean oversees about 2,300 students and about 95 faculty members. The successful candidate will replace Carl Locke, who has been dean for 15 years.
NBA Roundup: Celtics gaining in playoff race
Pierce pours in 32 points as Boston cuts down Nets
March 14, 2002
For the first time in a long time, a playoff type of atmosphere returned to Boston. “It definitely got loud today,” said Paul Pierce, who scored 23 of his 32 points in the second half Wednesday night as the Boston Celtics gained ground on the Eastern Conference-leading New Jersey Nets with a 97-89 victory.
World Briefs
March 14, 2002
 Cuba: Guantanamo detainees break hunger strike  Mexico: Genetic tests confirm drug suspect’s death  Peru: Officials note increase in coca, poppy plants
World Briefs
March 14, 2002
Cuba: Guantanamo detainees break hunger strike Mexico: Genetic tests confirm drug suspect’s death Peru: Officials note increase in coca, poppy plants
Little-known Togo Palazzi more than just a name
March 14, 2002
By Chuck Woodling No man was happier to arrive in St. Louis on Wednesday than I was. Sure, everybody hates the thick traffic in and around this westward sprawling metropolis, but I didn’t care.
s Childress almost chose KU
March 14, 2002
By David Mitchell Josh Childress came close to playing basketball for Kansas University. If things go the way the Stanford freshman hopes tonight, he’ll get to play against the Jayhawks on Saturday night.
Local briefs
March 14, 2002
Lawrence: Big 12 Gay Conference schedules meeting at KU Kansas University will play host to the first-ever Big 12 Gay Conference next month. The conference, organized by the Student Development Center, will run from April 10-13. Though it’s officially a Big 12 conference, students from 35 universities have been invited. Events include an evening reception April 10 at Tremors Night Club, 729 N.H., and a keynote speech April 11 by Robert Minor, KU professor of religious studies. Workshop topics April 11 and 12 include leadership, activism, health religion and social issues. Most events will be at the Kansas Union and Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. A dance will be at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive. The conference will conclude April 13 with a 10 a.m. Pride March and Rally along Massachusetts Street. Conference registration, which is open to students, staff or faculty at any college or university, is $30 and can be made online at www.ku.edu/~biggay. For more information, contact Laurie Sisk at 864-2801. _______________________________________ Budget crisis: Arts advocates pay visit on legislators to protest cuts Topeka Arts advocates Wednesday lobbied lawmakers to not cut arts funding during the current budget crisis. Gov. Bill Graves’ proposed budget would reduce state funding to the Kansas Arts Commission by $66,304. That would result in a total loss of $1.26 million in private matching support, arts officials warned. Mary Doveton, managing artistic director of the Lawrence Community Theater, and Tim Van Leer, executive director of the Lied Center, visited lawmakers in the Capitol, and urged them to at least fund the Kansas Arts Commission at its current level. Van Leer and Doveton said reduced arts funding would hurt Lawrence. A funding cut could mean the Lied Center would be unable to provide some free programs to Lawrence school students, as it currently does, Van Leer said. “They are smart to be here. We need to hear their message,” Sen. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, said of the arts advocates. _______________________________________ Leadership search: Engineering dean candidate scheduled for first interview A Kansas University official wants to make the jump from associate vice chancellor of research and public service to dean of the School of Engineering. James Roberts, who also serves as vice president of the KU Center for Research, is one of four finalists for the dean position. He’ll conduct meetings with the search committee, deans, faculty, staff and students today and Friday. Roberts, a KU graduate, served as professor of electrical engineering and computer science at KU from 1990 to 1997, before taking his current position. Other finalists will be announced as their interview dates approach. The engineering dean oversees about 2,300 students and about 95 faculty members. The successful candidate will replace Carl Locke, who has been dean for 15 years.
Briefcase
March 14, 2002
Greenspan sees more positive economic signs Agriculture: State denies rumors of foot-and-mouth disease Wichita: Call center cuts 670 jobs Discrimination: Honeywell faces lawsuit Manufacturing: TRW again rejects merger
Ellen M. Penfold
March 14, 2002
Kesinger services
March 14, 2002
Nation Briefs
March 14, 2002
Atlanta: Former black radical receives life sentence Rhode Island: Brain implant moves cursor by thought Washington, D.C.: Study tracks military’s credit card abuse Chicago: Families file lawsuits in scaffold collapse Virginia: Gender restriction put on airport frisking
Nation Briefs
March 14, 2002
 PHILADELPHIA: Judge reverses fingerprint decision  Georgia: More charges filed in crematory case  Washington, D.C.: Pentagon plans sixth missile-defense test  Colorado: Teen-ager sentenced for role in cult slayings
Briefcase
March 14, 2002
 Greenspan sees more positive economic signs  Agriculture: State denies rumors of foot-and-mouth disease  Wichita: Call center cuts 670 jobs  Discrimination: Honeywell faces lawsuit  Manufacturing: TRW again rejects merger
Given names give away what team these fans support at tourney time
March 14, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Larry, Terry and Julie are Kansas basketball fans in more than name only. Yes, all have shared the identical last name of “Hawk” Â no kidding. And each of these loyal Jayhawks expect KU to throttle Holy Cross today in the NCAA Tournament and move on to challenge for the championship April 1 Â no fooling.
Notre Dame 82, Charlotte 63
March 14, 2002
At a school where athletic success stares down from statues and trophy cases, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey is pleased to make a mark so quickly.
Lawmakers spurn attempts to increase taxes by removing exemptions
March 14, 2002
House members again demonstrated their distaste for raising taxes Wednesday, rejecting repeated efforts to increase the state sales tax and repeal nearly $3 billion in exemptions. The debate was the latest exercise in the House to gauge members’ support for various ways of closing a projected budget gap of more than $679 million over the next 15 months.
Ellen M. Penfold
March 14, 2002
Services for Ellen M. Penfold, 88, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. She died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Santa Rosa Medical Center, Milton, Fla.
These Hawks bleed crimson and blue
Given names give away what team these fans support at tourney time
March 14, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Larry, Terry and Julie are Kansas basketball fans in more than name only. Yes, all have shared the identical last name of “Hawk” no kidding. And each of these loyal Jayhawks expect KU to throttle Holy Cross today in the NCAA Tournament and move on to challenge for the championship April 1 no fooling.
Ernest Nelson Freeman
March 14, 2002
Coaches’ survey aims to find ways to handle player conflict
March 14, 2002
By Terry Rombeck With tournament season getting into full swing, most of the good basketball coaches probably will be too busy the next few weeks to fill out Craig Jonas’ survey. But Jonas is willing to wait.
House rejects sales tax changes
Lawmakers spurn attempts to increase taxes by removing exemptions
March 14, 2002
House members again demonstrated their distaste for raising taxes Wednesday, rejecting repeated efforts to increase the state sales tax and repeal nearly $3 billion in exemptions. The debate was the latest exercise in the House to gauge members’ support for various ways of closing a projected budget gap of more than $679 million over the next 15 months.
Indiana 75, Utah 56
March 14, 2002
Two recent trends of the NCAA tournament’s first round were broken at Arco Arena when Indiana beat Utah.
UNC Wilmington 93, Southern California 89, OT
March 14, 2002
So much for building basketball tradition at Southern California.
6News video report: Some KU students see new requirement as second blow from Board of Regents
March 14, 2002
Tina Terry reports on a the Kansas Board of Regents’ addition of 14 credit hours to the current 40 to be eligible for graduation.
s success in Super Bowl
March 14, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Kansas University basketball fans aren’t the only ones who love to follow the No. 2-ranked Jayhawks on the tube. “Kansas is an exciting team to watch,” Holy Cross guard Ryan Serravalle said Wednesday. “We enjoy watching their highlights on (ESPN’s) SportsCenter.”
Kansas fans dress out for practice
March 14, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Stepping into the Edward Jones Dome for the Jayhawks’ one-hour practice Wednesday, it wasn’t hard for Kansas fans to image the place was decorated to please their color palates. The done’s 42,000 seats are a mixture of crimson and blue.
Expectant mother of septuplets battles pre-labor contractions
March 14, 2002
Sondra Headrick, the expectant mother of sextuplets, continued to fight pre-labor contractions Wednesday that were hitting her every seven to 20 minutes, prompting worries that she might deliver her sextuplets more prematurely than she had hoped.
Newcomer sees through stimulus bill
March 14, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Tom Carper has not been a senator long enough to understand how the game is played. He was elected in 2000 and began serving just 14 months ago, so he has not yet absorbed the lesson that in Washington, symbolism is far more important than substance.
Bush blunt about Iraq
March 14, 2002
President Bush declared Wednesday that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is a menace “and we’re going to deal with him,” and said Osama bin Laden  a man he once said he wanted dead or alive  has been reduced to a marginal figure in the war on terrorism.
s court date delayed in blood cases
March 14, 2002
The first court appearance for a pharmacist accused of drawing blood from people for a bogus study has been delayed one week and reset for a plea. Corey Penner, 29, was originally scheduled to appear in Harvey County District Court this Friday on 31 counts of misdemeanor battery.
neighbors
March 14, 2002
Pretty in blue, Sophia Rogers, now 1, warms up to the camera at 31 weeks. Sophia is the daughter of Kyle and Michele Rogers, Lawrence. Her grandparents, Jerry and Jane Rogers, 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.
Bush blunt about Iraq
March 14, 2002
President Bush declared Wednesday that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is a menace “and we’re going to deal with him,” and said Osama bin Laden a man he once said he wanted dead or alive has been reduced to a marginal figure in the war on terrorism.
Kansas delegation’s support for border security bill divided
March 14, 2002
Kansas Rep. Jerry Moran unexpectedly voted against an immigration and border security bill pushed by President Bush, saying he was protesting the Agriculture Department’s decision to stop seeking waivers for foreign doctors to stay in the country.
Expectant mother of septuplets battles pre-labor contractions
March 14, 2002
Sondra Headrick, the expectant mother of sextuplets, continued to fight pre-labor contractions Wednesday that were hitting her every seven to 20 minutes, prompting worries that she might deliver her sextuplets more prematurely than she had hoped.
KU Basketball Notebook: That’s Drew, not Dwight
KU’s Gooden tired of being called by wrong name
March 14, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University junior Drew Gooden is sick and tired of TV announcers butchering his first name. “I hate it, for real,” Gooden said of local and national announcers calling him Dwight Gooden on various telecasts this season.
Olive A. Clark
March 14, 2002
KU putting loss in past
Jayhawks setting sights on Holy Cross in NCAA opener
March 14, 2002
By Gary Bedore Staring straight ahead, a towel draped over his head, Kirk Hinrich pondered different ways of punishing himself after last Sunday’s 0-for-10 shooting performance against Oklahoma at Kansas City’s Kemper Arena.
Scientists find clues to nicotine addiction
March 14, 2002
Working to unravel a long-standing puzzle of cigarette addiction, University of Chicago researchers have discovered why smoking is uniquely pleasurable and why nicotine has such ferociously addictive powers.
Daily ticker
March 14, 2002
Louis J. Rockers
March 14, 2002
Garnett  Services for Louis J. Rockers, 83, Garnett, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Garnett. Burial will be in Holy Angels Cemetery, Garnett. Mr. Rockers died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at Golden Heights Living Center, Garnett.
s basketball team as the NCAA Tournament gets underway
March 14, 2002
At a pre-tournament press conference Drew Gooden talks about the Sports Illustrated Jinx, and the team’s determination to get the monkey off Coach Roy Williams’ back and Holy Cross coach Ralph Willard talks about what it will take to beat the Jayhawks. Journal-World photographer Mike Yoder produced this video postcard of Jayhawk fans on the scene at St. Louis’ Edward Jones Dome.
Kentucky 83, Valparaiso 68
March 14, 2002
Even Kentucky’s recent troubles on and off the court couldn’t derail its first-round roll. Keith Bogans had 21 points, and Tayshaun Prince made up for poor shooting with strong defense, leading the Wildcats to their 12th straight opening victory in the NCAA tournament, 83-68 over Valparaiso on Thursday.
Nation Briefs
March 14, 2002
 Atlanta: Former black radical receives life sentence  Rhode Island: Brain implant moves cursor by thought  Washington, D.C.: Study tracks military’s credit card abuse  Chicago: Families file lawsuits in scaffold collapse  Virginia: Gender restriction put on airport frisking
s life today
March 14, 2002
Prosecutors likely face an uphill battle proving that Andrea Yates, despite her severe mental illness, poses a continuing threat to society and should be put to death, legal experts say.
test
March 14, 2002
NIGHTLIFE TODAY
Duke 84, Winthrop 37
March 14, 2002
Jason Williams and Carlos Boozer had towels over their shoulders with 8 minutes left. Mike Dunleavy had bags of ice on his knees and Mike Krzyzewski barely moved from his seat.
Alabama 86, Florida Atlantic 78
March 14, 2002
There’s a quiet confidence about Alabama that the Crimson Tide insist shouldn’t be mistaken for indifference, even after they barely survived a scare from Florida Atlantic in the NCAA tournament.
Kentucky, Kent State and Missouri claim early wins
March 14, 2002
Bulletin: With two early upsets, March Madness is officially underway. The Kentucky Wildcats have held off Valparaiso, and Kent State has upset the Big 12’s Oklahoma State in Thursday’s early NCAA Tournament games.
High-tech businesses to lobby for tax increase
March 14, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A group of Lawrence businesses is so concerned that state budget woes may slow down Kansas’ efforts to establish a high-tech economy that it is sending formal word to the Statehouse that it will support tax increases.
Reductions ordered as part of state budget crisis
March 14, 2002
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln plans to eliminate 70 staff and faculty jobs to help cut $8 million from its budget, Chancellor Harvey Perlman announced Wednesday. The cuts are needed because of reductions ordered last fall during a special legislative session to deal with the state budget crisis.
Kaw River erosion-control project ahead of schedule, under budget
March 14, 2002
By Mark Fagan The Kansas River won’t be scouring away a heavily traveled bridge near Eudora anytime soon. A $2 million erosion-control project is ahead of schedule  and under budget. Crews are dumping the last of 31,000 tons of limestone rocks into the river northwest of town.
Christy Sr.
March 14, 2002
Meriden  Graveside services for Roy R. “Scotty” Christy Sr., 83, Topeka, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Meriden Cemetery. Meriden Veterans of Foreign War Post No. 10815 will conduct the graveside services. Mr. Christy died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center, Topeka.
Union suggests minor changes to revenue-sharing system
March 14, 2002
Baseball players showed no interest in owners’ proposals for a luxury tax and vastly increased revenue sharing, offering a far different view Wednesday night of what the sport’s labor contract should include.
Rosie hopes to go out on top with Emmys
March 14, 2002
With Daytime Emmy nominations for best talk show and best host, Rosie O’Donnell has a chance to keep two winning streaks alive in the final year of her syndicated chatfest.
Added cost could be too much for potential adoptive parents, critics charge
March 14, 2002
By Dave Ranney Kansas shouldn’t play stork anymore  at least not for free, a state lawmaker says. Under legislation introduced by Rep. Patricia Lightner, adopting a baby would become more expensive and difficult for many Kansans.
From college athletics to professional motorsports, Brendan Gaughan has been a winner in many fields
March 14, 2002
Brendan Gaughan has enjoyed success in just about every sport he’s played. But unlike many race car drivers, Gaughan’s resume is a lot more varied and extensive. Yes, like most in the sport, he grew up with racing. He started when he was 15. But he also played more traditional sports, such as football and basketball, earning a spot on the varsity teams at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Age and alcohol
March 14, 2002
To the editor: Historically, U.S. public law welcomes 18-year-olds as full citizens while demanding they take responsibility for their actions. Then in the 1980s, the Reagan administration threatened to deny federal highway funds to any state that didn’t enact a “21 or over” drinking law.
High blood pressure strikes licorice lover
March 14, 2002
My blood pressure is vacillating between normal and high normal. I enjoy black licorice candy and eat no more than four sticks a day. I know there is a connection between licorice and hypertension, but I don’t know how much is too much. Any guidance would be appreciated.
Board of Regents approves continuing program of distinguished professorships
March 14, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Add another item to the Kansas Board of Regents’ wish list from the Kansas Legislature  money for its distinguished professor program. Regents voted Wednesday to continue the program, which provides salary enhancements for professors, with an increase of $27,000 to $50,000 per professor annually.
MIT receives $50 million grant to develop futuristic battle uniform
March 14, 2002
The U.S. Army is hunting for a new military uniform that can make soldiers nearly invisible, grant superhuman strength and provide instant medical care. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology says it is up for the task.
s plagiarism situation
March 14, 2002
Teachers and parents angry over a plagiarism controversy at Piper High School demanded Tuesday that school board members do something to rectify the situation. The Piper Teachers Association and a parents group that organized recently implored the board to apologize, defend the district or resign.
Sound off
March 14, 2002
I noticed that some students from our sister city Eutin, Germany, visited today. Was their trip America-tax funded, or did they pretty much pay for it? .”
City groups brainstorm affordable housing ideas
March 14, 2002
By Mindie Paget The cost of housing in Lawrence is too high for low-income tenants to afford. Tenants with checkered histories often can’t find a landlord willing to rent to them.
Mideast prepares for Cheney visit
March 14, 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.
Egypt supports Cheney on Mideast, not Iraq
March 14, 2002
Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday that Israel and the Palestinians share the burden of ending Middle East bloodshed. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak met with Cheney and promised to apply pressure, too.
UNL announces 70 staff cuts
Reductions ordered as part of state budget crisis
March 14, 2002
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln plans to eliminate 70 staff and faculty jobs to help cut $8 million from its budget, Chancellor Harvey Perlman announced Wednesday. The cuts are needed because of reductions ordered last fall during a special legislative session to deal with the state budget crisis.
Newcomer sees through stimulus bill
March 14, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Tom Carper has not been a senator long enough to understand how the game is played. He was elected in 2000 and began serving just 14 months ago, so he has not yet absorbed the lesson that in Washington, symbolism is far more important than substance.
High-tech businesses to lobby for tax increase
March 14, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A group of Lawrence businesses is so concerned that state budget woes may slow down Kansas’ efforts to establish a high-tech economy that it is sending formal word to the Statehouse that it will support tax increases.
Jolie’s adoption not legal yet
March 14, 2002
The U.S. Embassy hasn’t approved Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton’s adoption of a Cambodian baby, which means the Hollywood couple can’t take the infant to the United States immediately.
Teachers, parents demand school officials correct Piper district’s plagiarism situation
March 14, 2002
Teachers and parents angry over a plagiarism controversy at Piper High School demanded Tuesday that school board members do something to rectify the situation. The Piper Teachers Association and a parents group that organized recently implored the board to apologize, defend the district or resign.
USDA: School lunch program takes too big a budget bite
March 14, 2002
One of every five children who gets free or discounted meals at school may be ineligible because the family’s income is too high, a government-commissioned study says.
Defense lawyers to fight for mother’s life today
March 14, 2002
Prosecutors likely face an uphill battle proving that Andrea Yates, despite her severe mental illness, poses a continuing threat to society and should be put to death, legal experts say.
ECO2 idea gets welcome reception
March 14, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A proposal that could lead to a sales tax increase in Douglas County will probably clear its first legislative hurdle next week, the chairman of the House tax committee said Wednesday.
National study concludes ‘living wage’ lowers poverty
March 14, 2002
The “living wage” laws passed by many cities increase unemployment but ultimately benefit the working poor by reducing poverty, according to a national study released today.
Bush livid about visas for hijackers
March 14, 2002
President Bush said Wednesday he was “plenty hot” to learn that student visas for two Sept. 11 hijackers were delivered months after they flew planes into the World Trade Center.
Stanford’s Childress almost chose KU
March 14, 2002
By David Mitchell Josh Childress came close to playing basketball for Kansas University. If things go the way the Stanford freshman hopes tonight, he’ll get to play against the Jayhawks on Saturday night.
Jayhawks setting sights on Holy Cross in NCAA opener
March 14, 2002
By Gary Bedore Staring straight ahead, a towel draped over his head, Kirk Hinrich pondered different ways of punishing himself after last Sunday’s 0-for-10 shooting performance against Oklahoma at Kansas City’s Kemper Arena.
to bad TV
March 14, 2002
The power players at the WB network have embarked on a dubious strategy to attract young viewers  they have decided to make shows as vulgar and stupid as they can get away with.
Egypt supports Cheney on Mideast, not Iraq
March 14, 2002
Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday that Israel and the Palestinians share the burden of ending Middle East bloodshed. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak met with Cheney and promised to apply pressure, too.
Kansas 70, Holy Cross 59
March 14, 2002
Kansas barely avoided becoming the first No. 1 seed in the history of the NCAA tournament to make a first-round exit, holding off Holy Cross 70-59 Thursday night in the Midwest Regional.
Workers toil around the clock to fix up residence for returning leader
March 14, 2002
The two-story home on a quiet Kabul street is no palace, but it does feature a sauna, fireplace and pool  and repairmen are working day and night to try to get them ready.
Arizona 86, UC Santa Barbara 81
March 14, 2002
Jason Gardner returned to Arizona hoping for one more trip deep into the NCAA tournament. After staving off UC Santa Barbara’s long-range shooting, he’ll get that chance.
Ohio State 69, Davidson 64
March 14, 2002
Upset at being shipped to The Pit, Brian Brown and Ohio State almost got sent home real early.
USDA: School lunch program takes too big a budget bite
March 14, 2002
One of every five children who gets free or discounted meals at school may be ineligible because the family’s income is too high, a government-commissioned study says.
survey aims to find ways to handle player conflict
March 14, 2002
By Terry Rombeck With tournament season getting into full swing, most of the good basketball coaches probably will be too busy the next few weeks to fill out Craig Jonas’ survey. But Jonas is willing to wait.
Cheney plugs away at Middle East peace efforts, promises help to Yemen
March 14, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 6:16 a.m.) Vice President Dick Cheney brought a promise of more U.S. military aid and friendship to Osma bin Laden’s ancestral home Thursday in a bid to shore up Yemen’s fragile support for the U.S.-led war on terrorism.
Redistricting outrage
March 14, 2002
Journal-World Editorial The train to split Lawrence between two congressional districts is gaining speed, and local residents seem powerless to stop it.
commissioner says
March 14, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Lawrence officials Wednesday said a plan to split the city between two congressional districts represents politics at its worst. “This is embarrassingly partisan. This is bare-knuckle politics at its ugliest,” said Douglas County Commissioner Charles Jones.
s support for border security bill divided
March 14, 2002
Kansas Rep. Jerry Moran unexpectedly voted against an immigration and border security bill pushed by President Bush, saying he was protesting the Agriculture Department’s decision to stop seeking waivers for foreign doctors to stay in the country.
Kent State 69, Oklahoma State 61
March 14, 2002
Kent State wasted no time pulling off the first upset of the NCAA tournament. Demetric Shaw scored 21 points, and Trevor Huffman 18 as 10th-seeded Kent State beat No. 7 Oklahoma State 69-61 Thursday in the South Regional for its 19th straight victory.
Scientists find clues to nicotine addiction
March 14, 2002
Working to unravel a long-standing puzzle of cigarette addiction, University of Chicago researchers have discovered why smoking is uniquely pleasurable and why nicotine has such ferociously addictive powers.
lowers poverty
March 14, 2002
The “living wage” laws passed by many cities increase unemployment but ultimately benefit the working poor by reducing poverty, according to a national study released today.
On the street
March 14, 2002
Asked at Hy-Vee How far do you predict KU will go in the NCAA tournament?
County studies common driveways
March 14, 2002
By Mark Fagan Moving into rural Douglas County one day could mean sharing a driveway. During a discussion of road issues Wednesday night, Douglas County commissioners said they would consider encouraging  or even requiring  new homes in the unincorporated areas of the county to share common driveways. Such driveways, as private roads, currently are prohibited.
Kites lift spirits of enthusiasts of all ages
March 14, 2002
By Jim Baker As the ground thaws, the sun warms and cabin fever hits a high pitch, the phrase “go fly a kite” takes on new appeal. Carol Moore understands the enduring appeal of kites. “It’s not something that people need, but they sure make life a lot more fun,” said Moore, owner of Wind Wizards kite company about eight miles northwest of Gardner.
Senate ditches fuel economy measure
March 14, 2002
The Senate gave automakers a reprieve Wednesday by rejecting a plan to require that they produce cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles that run 50 percent farther on a gallon of gas.
Bush livid about visas for hijackers
March 14, 2002
President Bush said Wednesday he was “plenty hot” to learn that student visas for two Sept. 11 hijackers were delivered months after they flew planes into the World Trade Center.
t confirm pullback
March 14, 2002
Dozens of Israeli tanks Wednesday patrolled the deserted streets of this key West Bank city, waging sporadic firefights with bands of Palestinian gunmen. Hours later, Palestinians said the Israelis had begun pulling out after the two-day incursion.
Briefly
March 14, 2002
 Washington, D.C.: Military’s dismissal rate of gays highest since 1987  Washington, D.C.: Report says Clinton pardons were an abuse of his power  Washington, D.C.: Postmaster general warns of $2 billion deficit this year
Area briefs
March 14, 2002
 KU Med researchers land federal health grant  Veterinary association sponsors poster contest  Land plat status to be planners’ debate topic  Wichitan a step closer to U.S. Attorney title
Area briefs
March 14, 2002
KU Med researchers land federal health grant Veterinary association sponsors poster contest Land plat status to be planners’ debate topic Wichitan a step closer to U.S. Attorney title
election results
March 14, 2002
President Robert Mugabe was declared the winner Wednesday of Zimbabwe’s bitterly contested presidential election  a victory opponents and independent observers said was tainted by intimidation and fraud but backers saw as a mandate for seizing white-owned land.
Kesinger services
March 14, 2002
Topeka  Memorial services for Gary Kesinger, 50, Scottsdale, Ariz., will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at East Side Baptist Church, Topeka. Mr. Kesinger, a former Lawrence resident, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at his home.
s son faces charges of theft, burglary
March 14, 2002
By Mike Belt A new dark cloud settled over the Baldwin Police Department this week when the chief’s son was charged with burglary and theft. Shawn Butell, 22, Baldwin, was arrested Monday by Douglas County Sheriff’s officers on one count of burglary, one count of felony theft and two counts of misdemeanor theft.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
March 14, 2002
6Sports video report: Jayhawks ready to play in Edward Jones Dome
March 14, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawks’ first round tourney action against the Holy Cross Crusaders in the Edward Jones Dome, the same place where the St. Louis Rams play.
6Sports video report: Crusaders using Super Bowl as motivation
March 14, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Holy Cross Crusaders and the similarities they see between themselves and the New England Patriots. The Patriots beat the Rams earlier this year in the Super Bowl.
Horoscopes
March 14, 2002
For Thursday, March 14, 2002, those with birthdays today: Contacts with others are frequent and often overwhelming. On some level, you become better organized and more adapt at breaking patterns and thinking outside of the box. Your assets remain a major issue. Refuse to take a risk. If single, romance will knock on your door. If attached, your relationship will develop to a new level.
Olive A. Clark
March 14, 2002
Services for Olive A. Clark, 92, Eudora, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Clark died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at Eudora Nursing Home.
Nation Briefs
March 14, 2002
PHILADELPHIA: Judge reverses fingerprint decision Georgia: More charges filed in crematory case Washington, D.C.: Pentagon plans sixth missile-defense test Colorado: Teen-ager sentenced for role in cult slayings
Redistricting outrage
March 14, 2002
Journal-World Editorial The train to split Lawrence between two congressional districts is gaining speed, and local residents seem powerless to stop it.
U.S. charges Muslim extremist in death of Wall Street Journal reporter
March 14, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 12:22 p.m.) A federal grand jury in New Jersey on Thursday indicted a key suspect in the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
Stocks tumble on retail sales report
March 14, 2002
Weaker-than-expected retail sales gave investors another reason to take profits Wednesday, sending stocks sharply lower and the Dow Jones industrials down 130 points.
KU senior guard slowed by ankle injury
March 14, 2002
By David Mitchell Jeff Boschee has never been known as a high flyer. But Kansas University coach Roy Williams certainly wasn’t impressed with the senior shooting guard’s vertical leap after Wednesday’s practice at Edward Jones Dome.
s Gooden tired of being called by wrong name
March 14, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University junior Drew Gooden is sick and tired of TV announcers butchering his first name. “I hate it, for real,” Gooden said of local and national announcers calling him Dwight Gooden on various telecasts this season.
Security tight at arena
March 14, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Devastating terrorist attacks last year on the East Coast reverberate at the NCAA Tournament. Six months after the Sept. 11 assault, security precautions for 800 media representatives covering the tournament in St. Louis have been ratcheted up to unprecedented levels.
6Sports video report: Jayhawks ready to play in Edward Jones Dome
March 14, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawks’ first round tourney action against the Holy Cross Crusaders in the Edward Jones Dome, the same place where the St. Louis Rams play.
6Sports video report: Crusaders using Super Bowl as motivation
March 14, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Holy Cross Crusaders and the similarities they see between themselves and the New England Patriots. The Patriots beat the Rams earlier this year in the Super Bowl.
World Online report: Jayhawks had their hands full in St. Louis: KU 70, Holy Cross 59
March 14, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 9:51 p.m.) Kirk Hinrich went down late in the first half, clutching his ankle, and was taken immediately into the lockers. X-rays returned negative on a break, but probably indicate a severe sprain. He did not return to the game, and is doubtful for Saturday’s second-round match.
NFL Films releases Super Bowl on DVD
March 14, 2002
The official video of the New England Patriots’ stirring 20-17 victory over the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI is now available in two formats. NFL Films, releasing through USA Home Entertainment, has issued the Super Bowl highlights on VHS ($14.95) and, for the first time, on DVD ($19.95).
t want to miss
March 14, 2002
Today Lawrence
Sometimes, the solution can also be the problem
March 14, 2002
People joke about the cure being worse than the disease. But some people aren’t laughing. One large study found that more than 2 million hospitalized people a year have adverse drug reactions.
Oldest known photo to undergo analysis
March 14, 2002
One summer morning, Joseph Nicephore Niepce peered from an upstairs window in his home in the French countryside, framed the view of a pear tree, the sky and several farm buildings and did something remarkable: He took a picture.
advises police that pornographer on loose
March 14, 2002
A man who wrote to “Dear Abby” for advice on how to handle his fantasies about having sex with girls was charged Wednesday with possessing child pornography after the columnist turned him in, authorities say.
Allies search for al-Qaida holdouts
March 14, 2002
U.S. Marine helicopter gunships blasted cave entrances Wednesday in the rugged mountains, seeking to stop al-Qaida and Taliban fighters from escaping after U.S. and Afghan troops seized control of this valley.
report offers few recommendations for traffic-congested area, officials say
March 14, 2002
By Joel Mathis Traffic is so bad on 23rd Street that even consultants who have studied the road for more than two years aren’t sure what to do about it. Bill Ahrens, the city’s transportation planner, told the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission on Wednesday that TranSystems’ report on 23rd Street  originally due later this month  contains little to remedy problems between Iowa and Louisiana streets.
s adoption not legal yet
March 14, 2002
The U.S. Embassy hasn’t approved Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton’s adoption of a Cambodian baby, which means the Hollywood couple can’t take the infant to the United States immediately.
Warrant set aside for soldier in Afghanistan
March 14, 2002
An attorney for Scott O’Connor thought his client had a good reason for missing a misdemeanor hearing in municipal court  O’Connor’s in Afghanistan fighting a war. Despite that explanation, the city court ordered on Feb. 8 that O’Connor, 26, be arrested when he returns home.
New jobs are best sign of recovery
March 14, 2002
By Jim Mitchell Dallas Morning News Baseball legend Satchel Paige once said, “Don’t look back, something might be gaining on you.” The remark provides a lesson for life. If you aren’t moving forward, you are losing ground.
Mideast prepares for Cheney visit
March 14, 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.
Jones boosts Braves against Royals, 4-3
March 14, 2002
Andruw Jones broke out of a spring training slump, hitting a tie-breaking, two-run homer as part of a 3-for-3 night that carried the Atlanta Braves past the Kansas City Royals, 4-3, Wednesday night.
Weightlifter Stoneback fourth at nationals
March 14, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Olympic-style lifting seems to suit Lawrence High senior Andrea Stoneback. Stoneback, a 101-pounder, placed fourth in her weight class over the weekend at the Junior National Weightlifting meet in Los Angeles.
Stanford 84, W. Kentucky 68
March 14, 2002
Stanford had clear sailing, once it made it to the opening tipoff.
Oregon 81, Montana 62
March 14, 2002
For the first time since 1960, Oregon is sticking around for a second game in the NCAA tournament.
Tulsa 71, Marquette 69
March 14, 2002
Tulsa pulled off one upset and now gets a chance for another against its former coach. Greg Harrington made a runner in the lane with 14.6 seconds left to lift the 12th-seeded Golden Hurricane past No. 5 Marquette 71-69 Thursday in the East Regional.
Wake Forest 83, Pepperdine 74
March 14, 2002
Craig Dawson’s first and last trip to the NCAA tournament isn’t over yet. The senior scored 19 points to lead seventh-seeded Wake Forest over Pepperdine 83-74 Thursday in the Midwest Regional.
Missouri 93, Miami 80
March 14, 2002
Clarence Gilbert and the Missouri Tigers regained their early season form at just the right time. Looking once more like a team that opened 9-0 and climbed to No. 2 in the rankings, the Tigers woke up early, scored the first 12 points Thursday and upset No. 5-seeded Miami 93-80.
ECO2 idea gets welcome reception
March 14, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A proposal that could lead to a sales tax increase in Douglas County will probably clear its first legislative hurdle next week, the chairman of the House tax committee said Wednesday.
Commodities
March 14, 2002
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator  Wheat, $2.61; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.77; soybeans, $4.29. Edgerton Elevator  Wheat, $2.64; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.77; soybeans, $4.29. Overbrook Elevator  Wheat, $2.64; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.77; soybeans, $4.29. Midland Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.81; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.29. Lawrence North Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.84; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.32. Lawrence South Elevator  Wheat, $2.64; corn, $1.81; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.29. Pauline Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.86; milo, $1.82; soybeans, $4.34.
Kansas City affected by latest reductions
March 14, 2002
Sprint Corp. announced Wednesday that it has laid off another 345 employees, most of them software developers. Sprint spokeswoman Laurie Ellison said the layoffs were part of Sprint’s efforts to “adjust the work force to meet the current business needs” and to become more efficient.
Consumer spending inches up in February
March 14, 2002
Consumers spent more freely in February and provided a modest boost for the nation’s retailers. Though the 0.3 percent rise in sales reported by the Commerce Department Wednesday wasn’t as big as many economists had anticipated, the advance still was the largest in four months.
Ernest Nelson Freeman
March 14, 2002
Military graveside services for Ernest Nelson Freeman, 77, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Freeman died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Baldwin Care Center. He was a longtime Lawrence resident.
Ex-slugger sent to jail because of behavior problems
March 14, 2002
Darryl Strawberry was kicked out of a drug-treatment center and sent to jail for repeatedly breaking program rules, including a ban on sex between residents, according to court documents released Wednesday.
Ann Kathleen Schaffer
March 14, 2002
Great Bend  Services for Ann Kathleen Schaffer, 55, Claflin, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church, Great Bend. Burial will be in Bloomington Cemetery, Claflin. Mrs. Schaffer died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, Minn. She had been a resident of rural Claflin since 1993, moving from Lawrence.
Iowa back as city’s dividing line
Revised proposal ‘embarrassingly partisan,’ commissioner says
March 14, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Lawrence officials Wednesday said a plan to split the city between two congressional districts represents politics at its worst. “This is embarrassingly partisan. This is bare-knuckle politics at its ugliest,” said Douglas County Commissioner Charles Jones.