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World Online report: Kansas sweet again: KU 86, Stanford 63
March 16, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 3:32 a.m.) Rumors of the Kansas Jayhawks’ demise proved to be unfounded, much to the dismay of the Stanford Cardinal. Despite an ankle injury to Kirk Hinrich, and a sub-par performance against Holy Cross on Thursday, KU exploded out of the gate and scored the game’s first 15 points.
Cheney confers with Saudis amid reservations about U.S. military action against Saddam
March 16, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 4:52 p.m.) Vice President Dick Cheney encountered more resistance Saturday to American action against Iraq even as he conveyed growing U.S. interest in a Saudi-sponsored Middle East peace initiative.
U.S. soldiers describe pursuit of al-Qaida and Taliban fighters
March 16, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 4:03 a.m.) U.S. soldiers returning from the front lines in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday described dangerous cave-by-cave searches for the few remaining al-Qaida and Taliban fighters holed up in the rugged hills of the Shah-e-Kot valley.
In emergency session, elders denounce reported limits on Afghan king, warn of ‘strong reaction’
March 16, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 2:28 p.m.) Angry tribal leaders from across Afghanistan’s royalist south warned Saturday of an “extremely strong reaction” if the new central government tries to isolate the returning Afghan king after 28 years in exile.
Loss of Hinrich puts KU in peril
March 16, 2002
By Bill Mayer Kansas basketball has never had a player score a triple-double. On several excruciating occasions last Sunday, I was afraid KU’s Drew Gooden would back into that with 22 points, 15 rebounds and 10 or more turnovers.
South Regional: Cal, Pitt paired in second round
March 16, 2002
Cal’s players made the easy, backdoor baskets, played tough defense and made smart decisions. Who do they think they are Ivy Leaguers? Joe Shipp scored 20 points as California played a solid all-around game and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with an 82-75 victory over Pennsylvania in the South Regional on Friday.
Yankees clobber Durbin
March 16, 2002
Kansas City Royals right-hander Chad Durbin and team manager Tony Muser had a difference of opinion on how Durbin pitched Friday. Durbin thought he threw OK and was just missing with his pitches in the Royals’ 10-6 loss to the New York Yankees.
World briefs
March 16, 2002
 Colombia: Admiral investigated in village massacre  Bolivia: Peace Corps searching for missing volunteer  Puerto Rico: U.S. Navy to resume Vieques exercises  Paris: Euro Disney opens new theme park  Ottawa: Skies unfriendly for author Rushdie
Wedding
March 16, 2002
Hart-Nally Annette Hart and Jamin Nally, Lawrence, were married July 21, 2001, at the Ensley Botanical Gardens at Shawnee Lake in Topeka, with Pastor Rick Souter officiating.
Wedding
March 16, 2002
Tarkanian retires
March 16, 2002
Jerry Tarkanian retired from coaching college basketball Friday, tossing in his chewed-up towel after a career that mixed success with scandal. The 71-year-old coach will become a consultant for Fresno State, his alma mater, where he coached the last seven years.
Scouting news
March 16, 2002
Joshua Michael Cosgrove, Lawrence, has earned the Eagle Award, the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts. Cosgrove, of Boy Scout Troop 52, will be recognized in ceremonies at 2 p.m. March 23 at the Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.
Reel and real
March 16, 2002
Journal-World Editorial For all their glitz, glamour and good intent, so-called reality shows are generally more entertaining than truthful. We see so many alleged “real life” productions on television and in the movies that we become hypnotized to the prospect that “that’s the way it is.”
Recycling windfall
March 16, 2002
Penfold services
March 16, 2002
Services for Ellen Margaret Penfold, 88, Milton, Fla., formerly of Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Penfold died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Santa Rosa Medical Center, Milton, Fla.
On the record
March 16, 2002
Local briefs
March 16, 2002
Street closings, shuttle planned for annual parade Parade organizers expect 7,000 to 8,000 people to line Massachusetts Street on Sunday for the 15th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. To the right are parade celebrants from 2001. To accommodate the festivities, the city will close the 1300 block of Massachusetts Street to non-parade traffic at approximately 1 p.m. Massachusetts Street through the 600 block will be closed at 2 p.m. The parade will cross the northbound Kansas River bridge and turn onto Locust Street. Massachusetts Street, the bridge and Locust Street will reopen after the parade, which ends at the Flamingo Club, 501 N. Ninth St. A free shuttle will take celebrants back and forth from South Park to the Flamingo Club on the half-hour from noon to 6 p.m. ________________________________ Politics: Foster parents’ coalition plans Statehouse rally Topeka Hoping to call attention to the needs of children in the state’s foster care system, a coalition of foster parents will have a 10 a.m. rally Tuesday on the south steps of the Statehouse. Afterward, foster parents will present each of the state’s 165 legislators with a doll, representing a child in foster care. Accompanying each doll will be a hypothetical history, an assessment of current needs and a plan for either safely returning the would-be child to its parents or finding an adoptive home. In the afternoon, foster parents are scheduled to attend hearings on several bills affecting foster care. ________________________________ Pump Patrol: Journal-World seeks the lowest gasoline prices With spring approaching and gasoline prices creeping upward, the Journal-World is bringing back its daily Pump Patrol feature. Last summer, we tracked down the lowest prices in Lawrence each day so readers could make informed decisions about where to fuel up. The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Lawrence jumped from $1.06 a month ago to $1.25 Friday, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report. The Journal-World has found a Lawrence area gasoline prices as low as $1.23 at several North Third Street stations. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.
Local briefs
March 16, 2002
 Street closings, shuttle planned for annual parade Parade organizers expect 7,000 to 8,000 people to line Massachusetts Street on Sunday for the 15th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. To the right are parade celebrants from 2001. To accommodate the festivities, the city will close the 1300 block of Massachusetts Street to non-parade traffic at approximately 1 p.m. Massachusetts Street through the 600 block will be closed at 2 p.m. The parade will cross the northbound Kansas River bridge and turn onto Locust Street. Massachusetts Street, the bridge and Locust Street will reopen after the parade, which ends at the Flamingo Club, 501 N. Ninth St. A free shuttle will take celebrants back and forth from South Park to the Flamingo Club on the half-hour from noon to 6 p.m. ________________________________  Politics: Foster parents’ coalition plans Statehouse rally Topeka  Hoping to call attention to the needs of children in the state’s foster care system, a coalition of foster parents will have a 10 a.m. rally Tuesday on the south steps of the Statehouse. Afterward, foster parents will present each of the state’s 165 legislators with a doll, representing a child in foster care. Accompanying each doll will be a hypothetical history, an assessment of current needs and a plan for either safely returning the would-be child to its parents or finding an adoptive home. In the afternoon, foster parents are scheduled to attend hearings on several bills affecting foster care. ________________________________  Pump Patrol: Journal-World seeks the lowest gasoline prices With spring approaching and gasoline prices creeping upward, the Journal-World is bringing back its daily Pump Patrol feature. Last summer, we tracked down the lowest prices in Lawrence each day so readers could make informed decisions about where to fuel up. The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Lawrence jumped from $1.06 a month ago to $1.25 Friday, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report. The Journal-World has found a Lawrence area gasoline prices as low as $1.23 at several North Third Street stations. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.
Area briefs
March 16, 2002
DUI patrol in force tonight Police arrest transient for threatening people Storm disaster assistance still available through FEMA Retirement reception honors Presbyterian Manor director Couple pledges funds to KU Business School
Daily ticker
March 16, 2002
KU Basketball Notebook
March 16, 2002
KU junior guard Kirk Hinrich, who suffered a severe left ankle sprain Thursday night versus Holy Cross trainer Mark Cairns called it a grade two sprain with the worst a grade three had a rough night.
Jayhawks have had it with ‘haters’
March 16, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University’s basketball players are feeling unloved these days. “The confidence in the media has gone down. Everybody is nitpicking,” KU junior Drew Gooden said after Friday’s practice at the Edward Jones Dome, site of tonight’s second-round NCAA Midwest Regional game against Stanford.
Midwest Regional: Creighton stuns Florida
Texas turns back Boston College
March 16, 2002
Visiting Michael Jordan’s old arena, seeing his statue and sitting at his locker was a “spiritual” pilgrimage for Terrell Taylor. Now he’s got an idea of what it’s like to be Mike.
East Regional: Texas Tech exits early
Eleventh-seeded Southern Illinois ousts Knight, Red Raiders, 76-68
March 16, 2002
Bob Knight’s first NCAA Tournament appearance with Texas Tech went pretty much like his recent ones at Indiana. The only difference after this first-round loss is that he’s headed back to Lubbock, Texas, not Bloomington, Ind.
K-State rolls in opener
Wildcats rip Kent, 93-65
March 16, 2002
Laurie Koehn made five three-pointers and scored 27 overall as Kansas State beat Kent State, 93-65, Friday night in the first round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. Kansas State (25-7) the third-seeded team in the Mideast Regional, shot 59 percent in the first half and was not threatened after taking a 48-29 lead at the break.
Ottawa’s McCullough repeat coach of year
Cyclones have two straight 20-win seasons, including 24-2 this year
March 16, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Two 20-win seasons in two years. Ah, life coaching Ottawa High girls basketball doesn’t get much better than that for Cliff McCullough.
Childress eager for KU
Stanford freshman considered Jayhawks
March 16, 2002
By David Mitchell Perhaps Josh Childress should be more careful about what he wishes for. On Thursday, Stanford’s freshman swingman said he hoped the Cardinal would meet Kansas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Amid Piper High School plagiarism controversy, principal says he will leave at end of school year
March 16, 2002
The high school principal at the center of a plagiarism controversy says he will leave at the end of the school year for personal and professional reasons. Mike Adams is in his first year at Piper High School and had two years left on his contract. He would not say whether the school’s plagiarism controversy led to his decision.
Individuals found guilty in identity theft ring
Group stole information from San Diego video store to obtain fake IDs for spending spree
March 16, 2002
A Johnson County jury has convicted a California man on five felony charges in a three-state identity theft ring. Edward B. Martin, 32, of Chula Vista, Calif., was convicted Wednesday of conspiracy to commit identity theft and four counts of identity theft.
Senate to have foot-and-mouth disease hearings
March 16, 2002
State officials will face a special legislative hearing on how they managed information as unfounded rumors spread this week about an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.
Faithful support
March 16, 2002
Reel and real
March 16, 2002
Journal-World Editorial For all their glitz, glamour and good intent, so-called reality shows are generally more entertaining than truthful. We see so many alleged “real life” productions on television and in the movies that we become hypnotized to the prospect that “that’s the way it is.”
Lecompton to select city council members
March 16, 2002
By Mindie Paget Monday is the voter registration deadline for Lecompton residents who want a say in who will sit on their city council the next two years. The April 2 election will fill three open seats on the five-member council. With only two names on the ballot, a write-in candidate is sure to snag one of the spots.
Area vocalist wins opera award
March 16, 2002
Her mezzo-soprano vocals have delighted audiences as far away as Italy. But despite her success, Kansas City area resident Joyce DiDonato was surprised this week to learn she has been awarded the 2002 Richard Tucker Award, opera’s most prestigious prize.
Penfold services
March 16, 2002
Herbert Seiwald
March 16, 2002
Snakes back in Ireland, despite St. Pat
March 16, 2002
Legend has it that St. Patrick scared the snakes out of Ireland. Maybe, but these days they’re catching on as pets and turning up in unexpected places. “We’re finding them in attics, in people’s cupboards, under the sink in the bathroom,” said Gillian Bird, education officer of the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Officials fly on public’s dime
March 16, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves and other leading state officials didn’t let a nearly $700 million budget shortfall stop them from flying at taxpayer expense to St. Louis to watch the Kansas Jayhawks play in the NCAA tournament.
Pilot killed in plane collision
March 16, 2002
An airplane used by the Golden Knights military parachute team collided with a civilian plane during a practice jump near a rural airport Friday, authorities said. The military pilot was killed, authorities said. The parachutists had jumped from the plane before the collision.
Smart cars’ know when to use brake
Auto experiments focus on safety
March 16, 2002
The scene is familiar to anyone who has navigated a supermarket parking lot: A man gets into his car to leave and an absent-minded shopper abandons a cart behind him. The driver begins backing up.
Reagan papers reveal concerns about terror
March 16, 2002
The Reagan administration was growing concerned about congressional criticism of the sluggish U.S. response to terrorism in 1985, according to a memo among thousands of presidential papers released Friday.
Mrs. Gore eyeing Senate seat, sources say
March 16, 2002
Tipper Gore is considering an overture from Democrats to run for the Senate seat her husband gave up to become vice president, sources close to her say.
Archdiocese newspaper says church now must face question of celibacy
March 16, 2002
In an extraordinary editorial on the city’s child-molestation scandal, the official newspaper of the Boston Archdiocese says the Roman Catholic Church must face the question of whether to drop its requirement that priests be celibate.
Father faces uncertain future
March 16, 2002
His wife could spend the rest of her life behind bars and his five children have long been buried. Russell Yates isn’t sure what his future holds. “I’ll always support Andrea,” he said Friday after jurors sentenced wife Andrea to life in prison.
People
March 16, 2002
Lawyer: Store’s videotape unlikely to affect Ryder case Ono saves Lennon home for trust Justice, late publisher honored
California crash risk increases on St. Pat’s
March 16, 2002
California motorists are 21 percent more likely to be killed or injured in an alcohol-related crash on St. Patrick’s Day than they are on other days, according to an analysis released in time for the holiday honoring Ireland’s patron saint.
Mother gets life sentence for drowning children
Texan will be eligible for parole at age 77
March 16, 2002
A jury spared Andrea Yates’ life Friday after prosecutors stopped short of demanding the death penalty for the tormented mother who drowned her five children one by one in the bathtub.
Powell: Weapons not for use on non-nuclear nations
March 16, 2002
As the Bush administration weighs possible confrontation with Iran and Iraq, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday the United States would stand by a 24-year pledge not to use its nuclear arsenal against non-nuclear nations.
Bush, Cheney rally U.S. forces
March 16, 2002
President Bush stood at a camouflaged lectern and promised U.S. forces “everything it takes” to battle terrorists. “USA!” they chanted in return, applauding as he prodded Congress to increase military spending as a patriotic duty.
Minnelli to marry for 4th time with all-star wedding party
March 16, 2002
And a one, and a two, and a three … and a four. Strike up the band a 60-piece orchestra, actually for bride-to-be Liza Minnelli, who takes her fourth walk down the aisle today in a wedding to producer David Gest that promises more excess than her first three combined.
Harlem disappointed with BET network’s move uptown
March 16, 2002
Two years after arriving in Harlem with great fanfare, Black Entertainment Television announced it was swapping its uptown digs for a midtown address much to the chagrin of black business and political leaders.
GOP senator blocks funding request in retaliation for failed nomination
March 16, 2002
Senate Republican leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., Friday blocked a $1.5 million request from the Judiciary Committee for its post-Sept. 11 oversight operations as part of a retaliatory strike against Democrats for killing the judicial nomination of a fellow Mississippian.
Economists predict decline in home refinancings
March 16, 2002
Americans took advantage of falling mortgage rates last year and redid their home loans in droves, making 2001 the biggest-year ever for refinancing. And although some economists think the boom in refinancing may be easing, they don’t believe it is in danger of going bust.
Accounting firm, Enron suspended from contracts
March 16, 2002
Reacting swiftly to the first indictment in the Enron bankruptcy, the government on Friday suspended Enron Corp. and its former accounting firm, Arthur Andersen, from entering into new federal contracts.
Several Fortune 500 firms fire Andersen
March 16, 2002
Arthur Andersen LLP’s weakening hold on its major corporate clients got shakier Friday in the wake of its criminal indictment, with three blue-chip companies firing the troubled auditor and others indicating they may do the same.
Spring break helps brighten travel industry
Lawrence agents report rebound
March 16, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Business in the travel industry wasn’t looking so sunny six months ago, according to Tricia Boeken, a 24-year veteran of the industry. However, spring break has made business brighter.
Film theme recalls Pearl ordeal
Fictional account of journalist’s disappearance has ‘unbelievable’ timing
March 16, 2002
Sometimes movies that explore current events coincide with real-life headlines more closely than the filmmakers expected. In the new drama “Harrison’s Flowers,” which was filmed two years ago but opened Friday, a journalist disappears while covering a volatile region, and his wife tries to save him.
Drawing No. 8 seed OK with Cardinal
Lower expectations welcomed
March 16, 2002
By Chuck Woodling To Stanford University guard Casey Jacobsen, any No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament faces a thorny issue. “Being a No. 1 seed is not roses,” Jacobsen said Friday. They like to see them, so there is a sense of worry and anxiety for No. 1s. Hopefully, we can put Kansas in that position because it’s not fun.”
Scouting news
March 16, 2002
Around and about
March 16, 2002
Celebrating the Irish
Lawrence, area towns plan parades, other festivities
March 16, 2002
You don’t have to be named O’Riley to get into the St. Patrick’s Day mood this weekend. Sunday afternoon, Massachusetts Street will be lined with people wearing green and looking forward to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Authors dispute meaning of the cross
Does the longtime symbol of Jesus’ Crucifixion represent violence or God’s glory?
March 16, 2002
It’s the most familiar symbol you can imagine, but ponder for a moment how odd it is that Christians display an “emblem of suffering and shame,” as the hymn says. The cross reminds us that Jesus was executed as a common criminal hardly the upbeat message a publicist might choose.
Industrial production report lifts stocks
March 16, 2002
The strongest industrial production numbers since June 2000 gave stocks a solid advance Friday, but analysts said Wall Street nonetheless seemed guarded as it awaited more proof that companies are benefiting from the improving economy.
NBA Roundup: Walker lifts Boston, 103-97
March 16, 2002
Memphis Grizzlies coach Sidney Lowe knew his matchup problems against the Boston Celtics were at the power forward spot. He had no one to guard Antoine Walker. Walker made Lowe’s pre-game prediction come true Friday night, scoring 38 points as the Celtics overcame an eight-point deficit in the final 1:50 to defeat the Grizzlies 103-97.
Engagements
March 16, 2002
Engagements
March 16, 2002
Henning-Pal Ajoy and Konika Pal, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Aroop Pal to Julie Henning, daughter of Kenneth and Traci Henning, Hays.
Club news
March 16, 2002
Club news
March 16, 2002
The Lawrence 49ers Duplicate Bridge Club’s March 6 game was stratified, used the Mitchell movement and was directed by Don Brennaman. The North South winners were Harriett Olson and Artie Shaw, followed by Barbara Hamilton and Bill Hamilton. Alice Leitch and Frances Vogel placed third, followed by Harry Talley and Don Daugherty. Julie Ward and Ann Thompson won the C session.
Friends and neighbors
March 16, 2002
Friends and neighbors
March 16, 2002
Casey Roberts, 16 months, looks up to Uncle Jon, 16. Casey is the son of Jeff and Priscilla Roberts, Lawrence, and Jon Burton is the son of Eddie and Cathy Reid, Lawrence. The Reids submitted the picture. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For more Friends and Neighbors, go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
March 16, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University’s basketball players are feeling unloved these days. “The confidence in the media has gone down. Everybody is nitpicking,” KU junior Drew Gooden said after Friday’s practice at the Edward Jones Dome, site of tonight’s second-round NCAA Midwest Regional game against Stanford.
6Sports video report: Holy Cross gives KU first round scare
March 16, 2002
James Sido does a wrap-up the first round action KU saw against Holy Cross.
of widow, gay advocates say
March 16, 2002
A marriage between a man and a transsexual woman is not valid in Kansas, the state Supreme Court declared Friday. The justices said that J’Noel Gardiner, a finance instructor at Park University in Parkville, Mo., remained a man, despite operations in 1994 and 1995 to become female. Their ruling was unanimous.
U.S. envoy starts negotiations
March 16, 2002
After a first round of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, U.S. mediator Anthony Zinni was upbeat Friday, saying he believed the two sides could begin implementing a cease-fire in the coming days.
Bush, Cheney rally U.S. forces
March 16, 2002
President Bush stood at a camouflaged lectern and promised U.S. forces “everything it takes” to battle terrorists. “USA!” they chanted in return, applauding as he prodded Congress to increase military spending as a patriotic duty.
Father faces uncertain future
March 16, 2002
His wife could spend the rest of her life behind bars and his five children have long been buried. Russell Yates isn’t sure what his future holds. “I’ll always support Andrea,” he said Friday after jurors sentenced wife Andrea to life in prison.
Slayings probably occurred weeks ago, investigators say
March 16, 2002
A father apparently shot his four children and wife to death in their bedrooms, then used the shotgun to kill himself, authorities said Friday. The shootings are believed to have occurred nearly three weeks before sheriff’s deputies found the bodies Thursday night, said Yamhill County prosecutor Bradley Berry.
Reagan papers reveal concerns about terror
March 16, 2002
The Reagan administration was growing concerned about congressional criticism of the sluggish U.S. response to terrorism in 1985, according to a memo among thousands of presidential papers released Friday.
Pilot killed in plane collision
March 16, 2002
An airplane used by the Golden Knights military parachute team collided with a civilian plane during a practice jump near a rural airport Friday, authorities said. The military pilot was killed, authorities said. The parachutists had jumped from the plane before the collision.
s imprisonment
March 16, 2002
Thirteen years after his younger brother went to jail for the murder of a friend, Lorenzo Branch took the witness stand in a tense Brooklyn courtroom Friday and said the friend was actually killed in a struggle with him.
s
March 16, 2002
California motorists are 21 percent more likely to be killed or injured in an alcohol-related crash on St. Patrick’s Day than they are on other days, according to an analysis released in time for the holiday honoring Ireland’s patron saint.
Detectives plead innocent to misconduct charges
March 16, 2002
A grand jury indicted two police detectives on hundreds of charges of misconduct, including allegations they tampered with drug evidence and forged judges’ signatures on warrants.
Students recognized for doctoral research
March 16, 2002
Two Kansas University doctoral students in social welfare have been selected for Hartford Fellowships. Miko Nakashima and Mercedes Bern-Klug each will receive $40,000 to support their research. Seven winners were selected nationwide.
Recycling windfall
March 16, 2002
To the editor: As a market commodity pure tin sells for about $2.75 per pound or more. However, typical “tin” cans are actually steel with tin plating. Many cans have a total tin content of about 1 percent. No doubt the percent of tin varies depending on the type of can and the company that manufactures it. Even at 1 percent tin, steel cans are worth the easy effort of stripping off paper labels, rinsing, drying and recycling. One ton of cans yields 20 pounds of tinÂ$55 at the commodity price. Then there’s the value of the steel to be added.
s apology?
March 16, 2002
To the editor: It was with great dismay and disappointment that I read the parent’s version of the recent incident at Schwegler Elementary (“Third-grader not violent, mother says,” March 3). Perhaps he wasn’t violent before, but there is always a first time (and a second, and a third…). This parent has chosen, like so many do these days, to shift responsibility from the offender to someone else  in this case, from her son to the teacher and principal!
Group stole information from San Diego video store to obtain fake IDs for spending spree
March 16, 2002
A Johnson County jury has convicted a California man on five felony charges in a three-state identity theft ring. Edward B. Martin, 32, of Chula Vista, Calif., was convicted Wednesday of conspiracy to commit identity theft and four counts of identity theft.
Amid Piper High School plagiarism controversy, principal says he will leave at end of school year
March 16, 2002
The high school principal at the center of a plagiarism controversy says he will leave at the end of the school year for personal and professional reasons. Mike Adams is in his first year at Piper High School and had two years left on his contract. He would not say whether the school’s plagiarism controversy led to his decision.
U.S. soldiers describe pursuit of al-Qaida and Taliban fighters
March 16, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 4:03 a.m.) U.S. soldiers returning from the front lines in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday described dangerous cave-by-cave searches for the few remaining al-Qaida and Taliban fighters holed up in the rugged hills of the Shah-e-Kot valley.
Missouri 83, Ohio St. 67
March 16, 2002
Somebody might need to remind Kareem Rush and the Missouri Tigers that they were only seeded 12th.
Kentucky 87, Tulsa 82
March 16, 2002
To say Tayshaun Prince’s shooting slump is over is an understatement.
World Online report: Kansas sweet again: KU 86, Stanford 63
March 16, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 3:32 a.m.) Rumors of the Kansas Jayhawks’ demise proved to be unfounded, much to the dismay of the Stanford Cardinal. Despite an ankle injury to Kirk Hinrich, and a sub-par performance against Holy Cross on Thursday, KU exploded out of the gate and scored the game’s first 15 points.
Kansas 86, Stanford 63
March 16, 2002
Even with a bad ankle, Kirk Hinrich was a force for top-seeded Kansas.
Tarkanian retires
March 16, 2002
Jerry Tarkanian retired from coaching college basketball Friday, tossing in his chewed-up towel after a career that mixed success with scandal. The 71-year-old coach will become a consultant for Fresno State, his alma mater, where he coached the last seven years.
Yankees clobber Durbin
March 16, 2002
Kansas City Royals right-hander Chad Durbin and team manager Tony Muser had a difference of opinion on how Durbin pitched Friday. Durbin thought he threw OK and was just missing with his pitches in the Royals’ 10-6 loss to the New York Yankees.
NBA Roundup: Walker lifts Boston, 103-97
March 16, 2002
Memphis Grizzlies coach Sidney Lowe knew his matchup problems against the Boston Celtics were at the power forward spot. He had no one to guard Antoine Walker. Walker made Lowe’s pre-game prediction come true Friday night, scoring 38 points as the Celtics overcame an eight-point deficit in the final 1:50 to defeat the Grizzlies 103-97.
Herbert Seiwald
March 16, 2002
Services for Herbert Seiwald, 78, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Seiwald died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
s glory?
March 16, 2002
It’s the most familiar symbol you can imagine, but ponder for a moment how odd it is that Christians display an “emblem of suffering and shame,” as the hymn says. The cross reminds us that Jesus was executed as a common criminal  hardly the upbeat message a publicist might choose.
Several Fortune 500 firms fire Andersen
March 16, 2002
Arthur Andersen LLP’s weakening hold on its major corporate clients got shakier Friday in the wake of its criminal indictment, with three blue-chip companies firing the troubled auditor and others indicating they may do the same.
Accounting firm, Enron suspended from contracts
March 16, 2002
Reacting swiftly to the first indictment in the Enron bankruptcy, the government on Friday suspended Enron Corp. and its former accounting firm, Arthur Andersen, from entering into new federal contracts.
Economists predict decline in home refinancings
March 16, 2002
Americans took advantage of falling mortgage rates last year and redid their home loans in droves, making 2001 the biggest-year ever for refinancing. And although some economists think the boom in refinancing may be easing, they don’t believe it is in danger of going bust.
Fans take in sights, sounds
March 16, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Former Lawrence residents Kathryn O’Keefe and Thomas McCaughan washed down corned beef sandwiches with an Irish coffee  heavy on the Jameson’s  in Dogtown’s legendary pub, Seamus McDaniel’s.
Baylor rallies past Kansas in ninth
March 16, 2002
Chris Durbin’s base hit to left field in the bottom of the ninth scored three runs, propelling Baylor to a 5-3 win over Kansas on Friday.
Kansas evens record at tourney
March 16, 2002
Kansas University won its final two games in Friday’s pool play to even its record at 2-2 at the Capital Classic softball tournament. The Jayhawks (13-9 overall and 2-2 in the tournament) lost 1-0 to California before dumping Miami (Ohio), 5-4, and San Jose State, 5-3.
Postcard from St. Louis
March 16, 2002
Ehrin Anderson is known to some as the Calvin Klein of the sports garment industry. He transforms shabby to swank, simply by racing around his Sports Avenue shop off Market Street grabbing hat, shirt and accessories that make a pick-up basketball role player feel like Michael Jordan.
s move uptown
March 16, 2002
Two years after arriving in Harlem with great fanfare, Black Entertainment Television announced it was swapping its uptown digs for a midtown address  much to the chagrin of black business and political leaders.
Study club celebrates 130 years
March 16, 2002
By Karrey Britt Friends in Council was founded in 1871 by Elizabeth Perkins Leonard, the first full-time female faculty member at Kansas University, and the study club is still going strong today.
Archdiocese newspaper says church now must face question of celibacy
March 16, 2002
In an extraordinary editorial on the city’s child-molestation scandal, the official newspaper of the Boston Archdiocese says the Roman Catholic Church must face the question of whether to drop its requirement that priests be celibate.
Mrs. Gore eyeing Senate seat, sources say
March 16, 2002
Tipper Gore is considering an overture from Democrats to run for the Senate seat her husband gave up to become vice president, sources close to her say.
6News video report: Oread houses will stay
March 16, 2002
Tina Terry reports on the State’s agreement to allow three houses in the Oread neighborhood to stay.
March 16, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 2:28 p.m.) Angry tribal leaders from across Afghanistan’s royalist south warned Saturday of an “extremely strong reaction” if the new central government tries to isolate the returning Afghan king after 28 years in exile.
: gruesome crime, uninspired movie
March 16, 2002
Stockard Channing (“West Wing”) and Sam Waterston (“Law & Order”), stars from two of NBC’s most popular dramas, appear in “The Matthew Shepard Story” (8 p.m., today, NBC). As many viewers remember, Matthew Shepard (Shane Meier), a 21-year-old gay college student at the University of Wyoming, was beaten by two men, tied to a fence and abandoned.
World Online: Panorama - Lawrence Humane Society
March 16, 2002
Compiled from material found at the Lawrence Humane Society’s web site, http://www.lawrencehumane.org: According to their mission statement, the Lawrence Humane Society acts as advocates for animals and believes in the value of humane attitudes toward all living creatures.
World Online: Panorama - Lawrence Humane Society
March 16, 2002
6Sports video report: Holy Cross gives KU first round scare
March 16, 2002
James Sido does a wrap-up the first round action KU saw against Holy Cross.
6Sports video report: Hinrichs’ participation still in doubt
March 16, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the injured Kirk Hinrich and who would replace him as starter if he can’t play.
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
March 16, 2002
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
March 16, 2002
IN 1977 Kansas University might be the only Kansas Board of Regents institution which by 1980 would not have more room than it needed, according to Legislative Division of Post Audit report made public in Topeka. The report said that if current regents building programs proceeded on schedule, KU would have a 3.9 percent shortage of education space as the new decade opened because of rising enrollment projections. The five other state schools, however, might have more than 2 million square feet of educational space considered “potentially excess,” the study said, because their enrollments did not seem likely to grow nearly as much as that of KU.
New Deal art still in state post offices
March 16, 2002
The bold brush strokes and rich colors on the post office wall illustrate the saga of Kansas wheat farmers working beneath dark storm skies. It’s a mural that’s been on the wall since 1940, but often unnoticed by those who enter the post office lobby to mail letters or buy stamps.
s dime
March 16, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves and other leading state officials didn’t let a nearly $700 million budget shortfall stop them from flying at taxpayer expense to St. Louis to watch the Kansas Jayhawks play in the NCAA tournament.
Area briefs
March 16, 2002
 DUI patrol in force tonight  Police arrest transient for threatening people  Storm disaster assistance still available through FEMA  Retirement reception honors Presbyterian Manor director  Couple pledges funds to KU Business School
On the street
March 16, 2002
Asked at Henry T’s Does KU have an easy road to the Final Four?
Lawrence, area towns plan parades, other festivities
March 16, 2002
You don’t have to be named O’Riley to get into the St. Patrick’s Day mood this weekend. Sunday afternoon, Massachusetts Street will be lined with people wearing green and looking forward to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Stanford stuffy? Not band, mascot
March 16, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Hardly a man, woman or child in Lawrence has never heard the university nestled on Mount Oread referred to in a derogatory way as Snob Hill.
Cyclones have two straight 20-win seasons, including 24-2 this year
March 16, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Two 20-win seasons in two years. Ah, life coaching Ottawa High girls basketball doesn’t get much better than that for Cliff McCullough.
participation still in doubt
March 16, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the injured Kirk Hinrich and who would replace him as starter if he can’t play.
Lawrence agents report rebound
March 16, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Business in the travel industry wasn’t looking so sunny six months ago, according to Tricia Boeken, a 24-year veteran of the industry. However, spring break has made business brighter.
Religion briefs
March 16, 2002
West Side Presbyterian offers Lenten study FUMC continues ‘Wednesdays in Lent’ Unitarian program features mayor Redeemer Lutheran offers egg hunt Singles to meet at Mustard Seed
A constitutional right to watch TV?
March 16, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald It’s the easiest thing in the world to make fun of Edward Bello. I know, because I just spent the last few hours doing it. I packed a bunch of snarky one-liners into a column that now sits in my computer’s recycle bin, destined never to see the light of day.
6News video report: Oread houses will stay
March 16, 2002
Tina Terry reports on the State’s agreement to allow three houses in the Oread neighborhood to stay.
West Regional: Sooners outlast Illinois-Chicago
Xavier, Cincinnati, UCLA post opening-round victories
March 16, 2002
When Oklahoma gathered for its pregame huddle at midcourt, the Illinois-Chicago players were already there and the Flames weren’t about to move. Some bumping and shoving led to snickers from UIC players and coaches, who were proud of their take-that approach. The Sooners didn’t let that good feeling last long.
Where’s apology?
March 16, 2002
New Deal art still in state post offices
March 16, 2002
The bold brush strokes and rich colors on the post office wall illustrate the saga of Kansas wheat farmers working beneath dark storm skies. It’s a mural that’s been on the wall since 1940, but often unnoticed by those who enter the post office lobby to mail letters or buy stamps.
Detectives plead innocent to misconduct charges
March 16, 2002
A grand jury indicted two police detectives on hundreds of charges of misconduct, including allegations they tampered with drug evidence and forged judges’ signatures on warrants.
Police say father killed 4 children, wife, self
Slayings probably occurred weeks ago, investigators say
March 16, 2002
A father apparently shot his four children and wife to death in their bedrooms, then used the shotgun to kill himself, authorities said Friday. The shootings are believed to have occurred nearly three weeks before sheriff’s deputies found the bodies Thursday night, said Yamhill County prosecutor Bradley Berry.
Marriage invalid, court decides
Ruling ‘ignoring reality’ of widow, gay advocates say
March 16, 2002
A marriage between a man and a transsexual woman is not valid in Kansas, the state Supreme Court declared Friday. The justices said that J’Noel Gardiner, a finance instructor at Park University in Parkville, Mo., remained a man, despite operations in 1994 and 1995 to become female. Their ruling was unanimous.
Study club celebrates 130 years
March 16, 2002
By Karrey Britt Friends in Council was founded in 1871 by Elizabeth Perkins Leonard, the first full-time female faculty member at Kansas University, and the study club is still going strong today.
Shepard’: gruesome crime, uninspired movie
March 16, 2002
Stockard Channing (“West Wing”) and Sam Waterston (“Law & Order”), stars from two of NBC’s most popular dramas, appear in “The Matthew Shepard Story” (8 p.m., today, NBC). As many viewers remember, Matthew Shepard (Shane Meier), a 21-year-old gay college student at the University of Wyoming, was beaten by two men, tied to a fence and abandoned.
Intelligent design’ faces Ohio debate
March 16, 2002
Stakes were high Monday at a meeting of an Ohio Board of Education panel. Up for discussion: whether high school biology students should be told about potential problems with Darwinism and evidence that life on Earth was planned.
A passage to India
Lawrence pastor, son find unity during visit
March 16, 2002
By Jim Baker For their first experience traveling abroad, the Rev. Lewis Hinshaw and his son, Patrick, embarked on an ambitious journey. Their destination: India. Specifically, the state of Kerala on that nation’s lower southwestern side, facing the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea.
Wreck critically injures student
March 16, 2002
By Mike Belt A Kansas University student was in critical condition at a Kansas City area hospital Friday after he was injured in a one-car accident on campus. Rescue workers labored more than 30 minutes to extricate Paul Hindley, 20, an Overland Park sophomore, who was a passenger in the front seat of a car that struck a utility pole and a tree, said Lt. Schuyler Bailey of the KU Public Safety Department.
Religion briefs
March 16, 2002
 West Side Presbyterian offers Lenten study  FUMC continues ‘Wednesdays in Lent’  Unitarian program features mayor  Redeemer Lutheran offers egg hunt  Singles to meet at Mustard Seed
People
March 16, 2002
 Lawyer: Store’s videotape unlikely to affect Ryder case  Ono saves Lennon home for trust  Justice, late publisher honored
Alumni, KU officials mingle in St. Louis
March 16, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Charlie Marshall enjoyed pasta and refreshments at a downtown restaurant, but he was at the KU Endowment Association gathering for another reason. “We’re glad every once in a while KU can come here in a group,” said Marshall, a St. Louis attorney and 1971 business graduate of KU.
Snakes back in Ireland, despite St. Pat
March 16, 2002
Legend has it that St. Patrick scared the snakes out of Ireland. Maybe, but these days they’re catching on as pets  and turning up in unexpected places. “We’re finding them in attics, in people’s cupboards, under the sink in the bathroom,” said Gillian Bird, education officer of the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Sound off
March 16, 2002
I would like to know how many members of the Kansas Legislature have four-year college degrees? According to the 2002 “Kansas Legislative Handbook,” 108 state legislators have at least a four-year degree, and 57 don’t. In the Senate, 30 have at least a four-year degree, 10 don’t; and in the House, 78 have at least a four-year degree and 47 don’t.
Lecompton to select city council members
March 16, 2002
By Mindie Paget Monday is the voter registration deadline for Lecompton residents who want a say in who will sit on their city council the next two years. The April 2 election will fill three open seats on the five-member council. With only two names on the ballot, a write-in candidate is sure to snag one of the spots.
Regent to speak at KU
March 16, 2002
The newest member of the Kansas Board of Regents will speak March 27 at Kansas University. Lew Ferguson of Topeka, who joined the board last year, will speak to the KU Student Senate’s Graduate Affairs Committee at 6 p.m. in the Jayhawk Room of the Kansas Union.
Senate to have foot-and-mouth disease hearings
March 16, 2002
State officials will face a special legislative hearing on how they managed information as unfounded rumors spread this week about an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.
Lower expectations welcomed
March 16, 2002
By Chuck Woodling To Stanford University guard Casey Jacobsen, any No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament faces a thorny issue. “Being a No. 1 seed is not roses,” Jacobsen said Friday. They like to see them, so there is a sense of worry and anxiety for No. 1s. Hopefully, we can put Kansas in that position because it’s not fun.”
Lawrence pastor, son find unity during visit
March 16, 2002
By Jim Baker For their first experience traveling abroad, the Rev. Lewis Hinshaw and his son, Patrick, embarked on an ambitious journey. Their destination: India. Specifically, the state of Kerala on that nation’s lower southwestern side, facing the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea.
Eleventh-seeded Southern Illinois ousts Knight, Red Raiders, 76-68
March 16, 2002
Bob Knight’s first NCAA Tournament appearance with Texas Tech went pretty much like his recent ones at Indiana. The only difference after this first-round loss is that he’s headed back to Lubbock, Texas, not Bloomington, Ind.
Wreck critically injures student
March 16, 2002
By Mike Belt A Kansas University student was in critical condition at a Kansas City area hospital Friday after he was injured in a one-car accident on campus. Rescue workers labored more than 30 minutes to extricate Paul Hindley, 20, an Overland Park sophomore, who was a passenger in the front seat of a car that struck a utility pole and a tree, said Lt. Schuyler Bailey of the KU Public Safety Department.
Map splits city voting precincts
March 16, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas House on Friday gave preliminary approval to a political map that would not only split Lawrence between two congressional districts, but also split a handful of voting precincts. “This sets a very bad precedent,” said Rep. Troy Findley, D-Lawrence.
Governor seeks other options as gap grows to $698 million
March 16, 2002
Gov. Bill Graves said he was working on new proposals to cut spending and increase taxes, even as his administration learned that the state’s budget shortfall has grown to $698 million.
t price Kansas youths out of seeking a college education
March 16, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. Several weeks ago, former Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig was in Lawrence to deliver a lecture and autograph copies of his book, “A Game of Uncommon Skill,” published by the American Council of Education.
Industrial production report lifts stocks
March 16, 2002
The strongest industrial production numbers since June 2000 gave stocks a solid advance Friday, but analysts said Wall Street nonetheless seemed guarded as it awaited more proof that companies are benefiting from the improving economy.
Loss of Hinrich puts KU in peril
March 16, 2002
By Bill Mayer Kansas basketball has never had a player score a triple-double. On several excruciating occasions last Sunday, I was afraid KU’s Drew Gooden would back into that with 22 points, 15 rebounds and 10 or more turnovers.
South Regional: Cal, Pitt paired in second round
March 16, 2002
Cal’s players made the easy, backdoor baskets, played tough defense and made smart decisions. Who do they think they are  Ivy Leaguers? Joe Shipp scored 20 points as California played a solid all-around game and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with an 82-75 victory over Pennsylvania in the South Regional on Friday.
Former KU aide, FSU head coach agonized over first round
March 16, 2002
By David Mitchell After enduring a season on the hot seat and losing his job as a college basketball coach, Steve Robinson is enjoying life as a fan. Well, sort of.
Wildcats rip Kent, 93-65
March 16, 2002
Laurie Koehn made five three-pointers and scored 27 overall as Kansas State beat Kent State, 93-65, Friday night in the first round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. Kansas State (25-7) the third-seeded team in the Mideast Regional, shot 59 percent in the first half and was not threatened after taking a 48-29 lead at the break.
Cheney confers with Saudis amid reservations about U.S. military action against Saddam
March 16, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 4:52 p.m.) Vice President Dick Cheney encountered more resistance Saturday to American action against Iraq even as he conveyed growing U.S. interest in a Saudi-sponsored Middle East peace initiative.
Kent State 71, Alabama 58
March 16, 2002
If the nation’s longest winning streak isn’t enough to convince people that Kent State is for real, then maybe beating a second-seeded team will do the trick.
Births
March 16, 2002
There were no births reported Friday by Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Area vocalist wins opera award
March 16, 2002
Her mezzo-soprano vocals have delighted audiences as far away as Italy. But despite her success, Kansas City area resident Joyce DiDonato was surprised this week to learn she has been awarded the 2002 Richard Tucker Award, opera’s most prestigious prize.
timing
March 16, 2002
Sometimes movies that explore current events coincide with real-life headlines more closely than the filmmakers expected. In the new drama “Harrison’s Flowers,” which was filmed two years ago but opened Friday, a journalist disappears while covering a volatile region, and his wife tries to save him.
Minnelli to marry for 4th time with all-star wedding party
March 16, 2002
And a one, and a two, and a three … and a four. Strike up the band  a 60-piece orchestra, actually  for bride-to-be Liza Minnelli, who takes her fourth walk down the aisle today in a wedding to producer David Gest that promises more excess than her first three combined.
Xavier, Cincinnati, UCLA post opening-round victories
March 16, 2002
When Oklahoma gathered for its pregame huddle at midcourt, the Illinois-Chicago players were already there  and the Flames weren’t about to move. Some bumping and shoving led to snickers from UIC players and coaches, who were proud of their take-that approach. The Sooners didn’t let that good feeling last long.
Referee Davis breaks NCAA Tournament gender barrier
March 16, 2002
This is one game Melanie Davis is certain to remember. Davis became the first woman to referee a Division I men’s NCAA Tournament game Friday, working the first-round game between San Diego State and Illinois in the Midwest Regional.
Alcoholism is a problem for the entire family
March 16, 2002
My husband drinks a lot but it doesn’t affect him very badly. It is amazing just how much he can drink without getting dead drunk. Does that mean he isn’t an alcoholic?
s decision to governor
March 16, 2002
By Joel Mathis The battle of Ohio Street may be over. A state official ruled Friday afternoon that Kansas University cannot tear down three century-old houses to make room for scholarship halls. Ramon Powers waited until his last hour on the job as director of the Kansas State Historical Society to issue the decision. He retired Friday.
Powell: Weapons not for use on non-nuclear nations
March 16, 2002
As the Bush administration weighs possible confrontation with Iran and Iraq, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday the United States would stand by a 24-year pledge not to use its nuclear arsenal against non-nuclear nations.
Nixon still stirring emotions
March 16, 2002
By Robert Reno Newsday Nearly 28 years after his resignation, Richard Nixon still demonstrates a remarkable capacity to provoke acrimony.
Arizona 68, Wyoming 60
March 16, 2002
Surrounded by a hostile crowd and a harassing defense, Cool Hand Luke came through for Arizona.
J-W all-area basketball teams
March 16, 2002
All-area boys capsules Bryan Gurss, Tonganoxie
Texas turns back Boston College
March 16, 2002
Visiting Michael Jordan’s old arena, seeing his statue and sitting at his locker was a “spiritual” pilgrimage for Terrell Taylor. Now he’s got an idea of what it’s like to be Mike.
World briefs
March 16, 2002
Colombia: Admiral investigated in village massacre Bolivia: Peace Corps searching for missing volunteer Puerto Rico: U.S. Navy to resume Vieques exercises Paris: Euro Disney opens new theme park Ottawa: Skies unfriendly for author Rushdie
On the record
March 16, 2002
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
Faithful support
March 16, 2002
To the editor: We awoke to a cold and snowy March 2, but Pancake Day is a lot like the Postal Service. Rain; sleet or snow, the event will take place. I just wish to thank the Dorsey-Liberty Post 14 members and the Auxiliary for being there and working the event along with all the non-members who volunteer to help. Thanks also to Lawrence businesses for their support of the program. A special thank-you has to go out to the community of Lawrence for braving the weather in support of American Legion baseball. We did not do as well as past years; however, it was not due to lack of effort or support by many people. Mother Nature was big. Thanks again, Lawrence.
Around and about
March 16, 2002
The Tonganoxie High School Class of 1962 is having a class reunion June 8-9. The class is seeking the following classmates: Gene McRill, Judy Asher, Carolyn Dredge, Jim Kirk, Bill Dunker, Margaret Burley, Judy Hardy, Ken Sloan, Ann Marshall, Brenda Poyner, Richard Wiley, Lynn Johnson, Margaret McCubbin, Thelma Kraus, Dottie Fiddler, Marilyn Blank, Sandy Coulter and Irving Mitchell. If you have any information, please contact Janet (Smith) Strang at (620) 635-2798 or e-mail at dissymae@ucon.net or Mike McMillen at (913) 962-7808.
J-W all-area basketball teams
March 16, 2002
Horoscopes
March 16, 2002
Texan will be eligible for parole at age 77
March 16, 2002
A jury spared Andrea Yates’ life Friday after prosecutors stopped short of demanding the death penalty for the tormented mother who drowned her five children one by one in the bathtub.
Duke 84, Notre Dame 77
March 16, 2002
Duke had everything go wrong in its second-round NCAA tournament game - except the final score.
Indiana 76, UNC Wilmington 67
March 16, 2002
North Carolina Wilmington scared another big-time school. It wasn’t quite enough, though, against an Indiana team headed back to the final 16.
Briefly
March 16, 2002
Washington: U.S.: Iraq captured pilot in war or has remains Washington: INS workers reassigned after hijacker foul-up Washington: Bush sought to explain Ridge’s refusal to testify Washington: White House to seek more aid for Colombia
Briefly
March 16, 2002
 Washington: U.S.: Iraq captured pilot in war or has remains  Washington: INS workers reassigned after hijacker foul-up  Washington: Bush sought to explain Ridge’s refusal to testify  Washington: White House to seek more aid for Colombia
Baylor rallies past Kansas in ninth
March 16, 2002
Chris Durbin’s base hit to left field in the bottom of the ninth scored three runs, propelling Baylor to a 5-3 win over Kansas on Friday.
Daily ticker
March 16, 2002
Dow Industrials +90.09, 10,607.23
National briefs
March 16, 2002
New Orleans: Catholic archbishop opposes NOW speech Chicago: Two convicted in killing of representative’s son Los Angeles: Gorbachev warns of environmental links
Don’t price Kansas youths out of seeking a college education
March 16, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. Several weeks ago, former Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig was in Lawrence to deliver a lecture and autograph copies of his book, “A Game of Uncommon Skill,” published by the American Council of Education.
Graves considers new cuts
Governor seeks other options as gap grows to $698 million
March 16, 2002
Gov. Bill Graves said he was working on new proposals to cut spending and increase taxes, even as his administration learned that the state’s budget shortfall has grown to $698 million.
Stanford stuffy? Not band, mascot
March 16, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Hardly a man, woman or child in Lawrence has never heard the university nestled on Mount Oread referred to in a derogatory way as Snob Hill.
Horoscopes
March 16, 2002
For Saturday, March 16, 2002, those with birthdays today: Your birthday year provides you with many sudden insights about yourself, as well as others. In some way, because of an overly active mind, you will need downtime to relax. Learn yoga or take up a relaxing sport. Adding to your financial stability becomes even more important. If you are single, you will find yourself involved with a wonderful person by late August. If attached, your relationship will take some interesting twists.
Robinson pulling for Jayhawks
Former KU aide, FSU head coach agonized over first round
March 16, 2002
By David Mitchell After enduring a season on the hot seat and losing his job as a college basketball coach, Steve Robinson is enjoying life as a fan. Well, sort of.
Hobbled Hinrich in doubt
Miracle’ needed for return of leader
March 16, 2002
So, Kirk Hinrich, how does your left ankle feel? “Frozen. My foot is permanently frozen,” Kansas University’s junior guard quipped Friday, asked for the umpteenth time about his severely sprained ankle one that will likely keep him from playing in tonight’s KU-Stanford second-round NCAA Midwest Regional battle.
Map splits city voting precincts
March 16, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas House on Friday gave preliminary approval to a political map that would not only split Lawrence between two congressional districts, but also split a handful of voting precincts. “This sets a very bad precedent,” said Rep. Troy Findley, D-Lawrence.
Auto experiments focus on safety
March 16, 2002
The scene is familiar to anyone who has navigated a supermarket parking lot: A man gets into his car to leave and an absent-minded shopper abandons a cart behind him. The driver begins backing up.
needed for return of leader
March 16, 2002
So, Kirk Hinrich, how does your left ankle feel? “Frozen. My foot is permanently frozen,” Kansas University’s junior guard quipped Friday, asked for the umpteenth time about his severely sprained ankle  one that will likely keep him from playing in tonight’s KU-Stanford second-round NCAA Midwest Regional battle.
Oregon 92, Wake Forest 87
March 16, 2002
Oregon’s tremendous trio just barely had enough firepower to hold off Wake Forest.
KU Basketball Notebook
March 16, 2002
KU junior guard Kirk Hinrich, who suffered a severe left ankle sprain Thursday night versus Holy Cross trainer Mark Cairns called it a grade two sprain with the worst a grade three had a rough night.
Jayhawks bring spirit to St. Louis
March 16, 2002
National briefs
March 16, 2002
 New Orleans: Catholic archbishop opposes NOW speech  Chicago: Two convicted in killing of representative’s son  Los Angeles: Gorbachev warns of environmental links
Nixon still stirring emotions
March 16, 2002
By Robert Reno Newsday Nearly 28 years after his resignation, Richard Nixon still demonstrates a remarkable capacity to provoke acrimony.
A constitutional right to watch TV?
March 16, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald It’s the easiest thing in the world to make fun of Edward Bello. I know, because I just spent the last few hours doing it. I packed a bunch of snarky one-liners into a column that now sits in my computer’s recycle bin, destined never to see the light of day.
Brother testifies responsibility for death that resulted in sibling’s imprisonment
March 16, 2002
Thirteen years after his younger brother went to jail for the murder of a friend, Lorenzo Branch took the witness stand in a tense Brooklyn courtroom Friday and said the friend was actually killed in a struggle with him.
U.S. envoy starts negotiations
March 16, 2002
After a first round of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, U.S. mediator Anthony Zinni was upbeat Friday, saying he believed the two sides could begin implementing a cease-fire in the coming days.
GOP senator blocks funding request in retaliation for failed nomination
March 16, 2002
Senate Republican leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., Friday blocked a $1.5 million request from the Judiciary Committee for its post-Sept. 11 oversight operations as part of a retaliatory strike against Democrats for killing the judicial nomination of a fellow Mississippian.
Stanford freshman considered Jayhawks
March 16, 2002
By David Mitchell Perhaps Josh Childress should be more careful about what he wishes for. On Thursday, Stanford’s freshman swingman said he hoped the Cardinal would meet Kansas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Briefcase
March 16, 2002
OPEC leaves output target intact until next meeting Transportation: Yellow Corp. plans spin off of its regional businesses WTO: China lodges complaint about U.S. steel tariffs Contracts: Atchison Casting subsidiary secures supply agreements
Briefcase
March 16, 2002
 OPEC leaves output target intact until next meeting  Transportation: Yellow Corp. plans spin off of its regional businesses  WTO: China lodges complaint about U.S. steel tariffs  Contracts: Atchison Casting subsidiary secures supply agreements
Norma F. Powell
March 16, 2002
Services for Norma F. Powell, 68, Eudora, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Powell died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
Norma F. Powell
March 16, 2002
faces Ohio debate
March 16, 2002
Stakes were high Monday at a meeting of an Ohio Board of Education panel. Up for discussion: whether high school biology students should be told about potential problems with Darwinism and evidence that life on Earth was planned.
State group backs Oread
Preservation advocates predict KU will appeal director’s decision to governor
March 16, 2002
By Joel Mathis The battle of Ohio Street may be over. A state official ruled Friday afternoon that Kansas University cannot tear down three century-old houses to make room for scholarship halls. Ramon Powers waited until his last hour on the job as director of the Kansas State Historical Society to issue the decision. He retired Friday.
Jayhawks bring spirit to St. Louis
March 16, 2002
KU fans flock to the Gateway to the West to cheer for the team.
Alcoholism is a problem for the entire family
March 16, 2002
My husband drinks a lot but it doesn’t affect him very badly. It is amazing just how much he can drink without getting dead drunk. Does that mean he isn’t an alcoholic?
Fans take in sights, sounds
March 16, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Former Lawrence residents Kathryn O’Keefe and Thomas McCaughan washed down corned beef sandwiches with an Irish coffee heavy on the Jameson’s in Dogtown’s legendary pub, Seamus McDaniel’s.
Regent to speak at KU
March 16, 2002
The newest member of the Kansas Board of Regents will speak March 27 at Kansas University. Lew Ferguson of Topeka, who joined the board last year, will speak to the KU Student Senate’s Graduate Affairs Committee at 6 p.m. in the Jayhawk Room of the Kansas Union.
Kansas evens record at tourney
March 16, 2002
Kansas University won its final two games in Friday’s pool play to even its record at 2-2 at the Capital Classic softball tournament. The Jayhawks (13-9 overall and 2-2 in the tournament) lost 1-0 to California before dumping Miami (Ohio), 5-4, and San Jose State, 5-3.
Alumni, KU officials mingle in St. Louis
March 16, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Charlie Marshall enjoyed pasta and refreshments at a downtown restaurant, but he was at the KU Endowment Association gathering for another reason. “We’re glad every once in a while KU can come here in a group,” said Marshall, a St. Louis attorney and 1971 business graduate of KU.
Referee Davis breaks NCAA Tournament gender barrier
March 16, 2002
This is one game Melanie Davis is certain to remember. Davis became the first woman to referee a Division I men’s NCAA Tournament game Friday, working the first-round game between San Diego State and Illinois in the Midwest Regional.
Postcard from St. Louis
March 16, 2002
Ehrin Anderson is known to some as the Calvin Klein of the sports garment industry. He transforms shabby to swank, simply by racing around his Sports Avenue shop off Market Street grabbing hat, shirt and accessories that make a pick-up basketball role player feel like Michael Jordan.
Students recognized for doctoral research
March 16, 2002
Two Kansas University doctoral students in social welfare have been selected for Hartford Fellowships. Miko Nakashima and Mercedes Bern-Klug each will receive $40,000 to support their research. Seven winners were selected nationwide.