Archive for Sunday, March 17, 2002

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Three Camp X-ray guards reassigned after ‘breaking the rules’
Work begins on permanent cells
March 17, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 11:27 a.m.) Three guards watching over detainees at Camp X-ray, the makeshift detention holding 300 men, were reassigned after “breaking the rules,” officials said Sunday.
Two Americans among five killed in attack on Pakistan church
March 17, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 1:47 p.m.) At least one young man dressed in black hurled grenades into a Protestant church packed with Sunday worshippers, killing five people including an American mother and daughter in an attack clearly aimed at Pakistan’s foreign community.
Two Americans among five people killed in grenade attack on church in Pakistani capital
March 17, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 4:05 a.m.) Two unidentified attackers hurled grenades into a Protestant church filled with Sunday worshippers, killing five people, including two Americans, police and U.S. officials said.
Williams revisits spitting tradition
March 17, 2002
By David Mitchell If spitting in the Mississippi River once is good luck, then spitting in it twice might be a good excuse to purchase some lottery tickets.
Cincy ready for UCLA
March 17, 2002
It’s the game UCLA always seems to win, the game Cincinnati always seems to lose. It’s the game Pitt almost never plays and it’s in the place Cal almost certainly didn’t want to be.
NCAA Women: Oklahoma, ISU cruise
March 17, 2002
Second-ranked Oklahoma made Hartford’s first NCAA Tournament appearance a brief one, getting 14 points from Caton Hill in an 84-52 victory Saturday night in the West Regional.
Taylor sparks upstart Creighton
March 17, 2002
Hundreds of players wear No. 23 in homage to Michael Jordan. Terrell Taylor? Well, he takes adoration of His Airness to a whole other level.
Small arena means scarce tickets in Madison
March 17, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Despite cold weather awaiting Kansas fans in Madison, Wis., tickets to the Jayhawks’ Sweet 16 game will be one of the hottest in town.
Finding hope amid Madness
March 17, 2002
“I love the fact that Holy Cross is in this tournament,” said Kansas University coach Roy Williams, sincere in what he was saying and yet not meaning it literally. He was applauding the concept of a 28-point underdog getting its chance in the NCAA’s “Big Dance,” but still shaken by the reality of it.
Hinrich winner in want-to
March 17, 2002
By Chuck Woodling This morning’s question, sports fans, is about Kirk Hinrich, the Kansas University basketball player who made the most astonishing comeback since Lazarus on Saturday night.
East Regional: Prince powers UK past Tulsa
March 17, 2002
A career-high 41 points didn’t satisfy Tayshaun Prince, who broke out of his shooting slump with authority.
No. 1 seed Maryland awaits Badgers
March 17, 2002
Even though there is a new coach and only three players are still around, Wisconsin hopes recent history repeats itself in the NCAA tournament. The Badgers advanced to the Final Four two years ago as a No. 8 seed, the same slot they were given this season.
Victory sweet for Jayhawk fans
March 17, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Jayhawks’ surgical strike of the Cardinal from Stanford couldn’t have looked prettier from Section 427, Row XX, Seat 22 and 23. That’s where KU fans Kristi Sessler and Bill Walters, both of St. Louis, watched Saturday’s game at the Edward Jones Dome.
Bush nuclear policy is shaping up
March 17, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Washington  Nuclear weapons have posed the heaviest burden of leadership for every American president since Harry Truman.
March 17, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Talkative Stanford guard-forward Casey Jacobsen said what he meant and meant what he said the other night. In the wake of Kansas’ loss to Oklahoma in the Big 12 Tournament final and a disjointed performance against Holy Cross in KU’s NCAA Tournament opener, Jacobsen allowed how he once thought Kansas was invincible, but not anymore.
Across U.S., males dominate at the firehouse
March 17, 2002
The question is awkward to ask, but not hard to answer: Why were no women among the 343 firefighters killed at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11? Numbers tell the story. Nationally, roughly 2 percent of professional firefighters are female.
On the record
March 17, 2002
Briefcase
March 17, 2002
 Cruise lines report rebound  Motley Fool: Name that company  Economy: Trendsetters scaling back spending for rest of year
Briefcase
March 17, 2002
Cruise lines report rebound Motley Fool: Name that company Economy: Trendsetters scaling back spending for rest of year
Arthur Andersen charges hit home
March 17, 2002
By Mark Fagan Enron Corp.’s colossal collapse cost investors millions of dollars and drained retirement savings for thousands of current and former Enron employees. Lawrence resident Seth Finestack doesn’t think it should cost him his job, too.
Hardaway suspended two games
March 17, 2002
Denver Nuggets guard Tim Hardaway was suspended for two games without pay and fined $10,000 by the NBA on Saturday for his TV tossing tirade in Orlando.
Connecticut 77, North Carolina St. 74
March 17, 2002
Caron Butler was nearly perfect, and that was just enough for Connecticut to move to on in the NCAA tournament.
Friends and neighbors
March 17, 2002
Arts notes
March 17, 2002
Original Batman to appear at comic book show ‘Swan Lake’ being staged by Topeka ballet company Soprano to sing concert before heading to Italy Entries being sought for Smoky Hill exhibit
Al-Qaida ‘reconstituting’ itself
Network’s financial activity on the rise; funds could be used for attack on U.S. interests
March 17, 2002
Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network has stepped up its financial activity markedly in recent weeks, suggesting some leaders are reasserting control and may be seeking to finance more attacks against American interests, a U.S. official says.
Briefly
March 17, 2002
WASHINGTON: U.S. children’s fund raises $4.5 million for Afghanistan New Mexico: Would-be rescuers shot after explosion rocks house WASHINGTON: Treasury chief departs from Bush on steel tariffs CHICAGO: Bush marches in parade
NBA Roundup: Knicks’ Houston clobbers Cavs
March 17, 2002
After showing they could hold onto a lead, the New York Knicks proved they could overcome a deficit. What’s next, a three-game win streak?
Arts notes
March 17, 2002
 Original Batman to appear at comic book show  ‘Swan Lake’ being staged by Topeka ballet company  Soprano to sing concert before heading to Italy  Entries being sought for Smoky Hill exhibit
On the record
March 17, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
The Motley Fool
March 17, 2002
 Last week’s answer
Local briefs
March 17, 2002
 Spring break in full swing for area school students There will be a lot less studying going on this week in the Lawrence area. Spring break begins Monday for students at Lawrence public schools, Kansas University, Haskell Indian Nations University and Baker University in Baldwin. For students planning ahead, here are the dates for finals and the end of the spring semester:  Lawrence public schools  last day for seventh- and eighth-graders is May 22, last day for ninth-graders, high schoolers, and kindergartners is May 23 and elementary students have a half day of school May 24.  KU  last day of classes is May 9, with finals May 13 to 17.  Haskell  last day of classes is May 3, with finals May 6 to 9.  Baker  last day of classes May 9, with finals May 13 to 17. Ottawa University’s spring break is March 25 through April 2. Its last day of classes are May 3, with finals May 6 to 8. ________________________________________  Sheriff: Douglas Countian found dead in Lecompton home A Douglas County man was found dead Friday night in Lecompton, but no foul play is suspected, said Lt. Kathy Tate of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The man was discovered at his home in the 300 block of Clark Street by an acquaintance, Tate said. The county coroner will do an autopsy early this week to determine the cause of death. “At this point, there is no apparent foul play,” Tate said. The Sheriff’s Office released no further details about the man, including his age. The man’s family has not been notified because they are traveling for spring break. Tate said she expected more information would be available Monday morning. ________________________________________  Community: Parishioners, neighbors gather for St. Luke fish fry Delectable fried catfish drew about 125 people on Saturday to St. Luke A.M.E. Church. The dinner was part of a “pew rally” weekend, said Pastor Verdell Taylor. He said the church hoped to fill the pews and reach out to the neighborhood around the church at 900 N.Y. “We do this a couple times a year,” he said. “It’s become a neighborhood thing and a social thing. It’s just reaching out and bringing people together.” Above, Rebecca Murphy gathers fried fish from the skillet. Eugene Hunter, one of the cooks, said they had about 120 pounds of catfish filet that was dipped in his specially seasoned breading and fried. The meal also included cole slaw, green beans, spaghetti and a desert. ________________________________________  ECKAN: Area Head Start projects receive federal grant The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp. will receive a $1.1 million federal grant for area Head Start projects, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts announced Friday. The funds will be used for Head Start projects in Douglas, Franklin, Lyon, Osage, Anderson, Miami and Coffey counties. Most of the funds will go toward establishing a new 20-child classroom in Osage County. The money will help organizers set up the classroom, supply it with materials and bring it into compliance with federal and state regulations. The grant was awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Region 7 Office for Children and Families. ________________________________________  Pump Patrol: Journal-World seeks the lowest gasoline prices The Journal-World has found a Lawrence area gasoline price 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.
Connelly: from B-movies to Oscar front-runner
March 17, 2002
As Jennifer Connelly sips her tea and talks about the wonderful time she’s having in the wake of “A Beautiful Mind,” she credits “Waking the Dead” with shaking her career to life.
Jennie B. Helm
March 17, 2002
Area briefs
March 17, 2002
Resident robbed on way home Saturday by acquaintances Red Cross schedules blood drive Wednesday Multiple sclerosis program to focus on treatments
Bookstore
March 17, 2002
Hardcover fiction 1. “2nd Chance” by James Patterson with Andrew Gross
Briefly
March 17, 2002
WASHINGTON: U.S. children’s fund raises $4.5 million for Afghanistan New Mexico: Would-be rescuers shot after explosion rocks house WASHINGTON: Treasury chief departs from Bush on steel tariffs CHICAGO: Bush marches in parade
NYU graduate students assist patients in creative writing program
March 17, 2002
Elaine Telson taps out her poetry, one letter at a time. She has suffered two strokes, severely limiting her physical motion. Telson sits in her wheelchair, a bright yellow laminated sheet with the letters of the alphabet in front of her.
East Regional: Prince powers UK past Tulsa
March 17, 2002
A career-high 41 points didn’t satisfy Tayshaun Prince, who broke out of his shooting slump with authority.
Oregon rallies for win over Wake Forest
March 17, 2002
Just how tremendous is Oregon’s high-scoring trio of Luke Jackson, Luke Ridnour and Frederick Jones? Good enough to beat hot-shooting Wake Forest in what seemed like a game of 5-on-3 Â and maybe good enough to go a whole lot further in the NCAA tournament.
NAACP outside Bi-Lo Center to protest Confederate flag
March 17, 2002
Shouting “Don’t stop, don’t shop, till the flag drops,” about 125 NAACP protesters marched to the site of the NCAA tournament Saturday in a fight to remove the Confederate flag from South Carolina.
Small arena means scarce tickets in Madison
March 17, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Despite cold weather awaiting Kansas fans in Madison, Wis., tickets to the Jayhawks’ Sweet 16 game will be one of the hottest in town.
Local briefs
March 17, 2002
Spring break in full swing for area school students There will be a lot less studying going on this week in the Lawrence area. Spring break begins Monday for students at Lawrence public schools, Kansas University, Haskell Indian Nations University and Baker University in Baldwin. For students planning ahead, here are the dates for finals and the end of the spring semester: Lawrence public schools last day for seventh- and eighth-graders is May 22, last day for ninth-graders, high schoolers, and kindergartners is May 23 and elementary students have a half day of school May 24. KU last day of classes is May 9, with finals May 13 to 17. Haskell last day of classes is May 3, with finals May 6 to 9. Baker last day of classes May 9, with finals May 13 to 17. Ottawa University’s spring break is March 25 through April 2. Its last day of classes are May 3, with finals May 6 to 8. ________________________________________ Sheriff: Douglas Countian found dead in Lecompton home A Douglas County man was found dead Friday night in Lecompton, but no foul play is suspected, said Lt. Kathy Tate of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The man was discovered at his home in the 300 block of Clark Street by an acquaintance, Tate said. The county coroner will do an autopsy early this week to determine the cause of death. “At this point, there is no apparent foul play,” Tate said. The Sheriff’s Office released no further details about the man, including his age. The man’s family has not been notified because they are traveling for spring break. Tate said she expected more information would be available Monday morning. ________________________________________ Community: Parishioners, neighbors gather for St. Luke fish fry Delectable fried catfish drew about 125 people on Saturday to St. Luke A.M.E. Church. The dinner was part of a “pew rally” weekend, said Pastor Verdell Taylor. He said the church hoped to fill the pews and reach out to the neighborhood around the church at 900 N.Y. “We do this a couple times a year,” he said. “It’s become a neighborhood thing and a social thing. It’s just reaching out and bringing people together.” Above, Rebecca Murphy gathers fried fish from the skillet. Eugene Hunter, one of the cooks, said they had about 120 pounds of catfish filet that was dipped in his specially seasoned breading and fried. The meal also included cole slaw, green beans, spaghetti and a desert. ________________________________________ ECKAN: Area Head Start projects receive federal grant The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp. will receive a $1.1 million federal grant for area Head Start projects, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts announced Friday. The funds will be used for Head Start projects in Douglas, Franklin, Lyon, Osage, Anderson, Miami and Coffey counties. Most of the funds will go toward establishing a new 20-child classroom in Osage County. The money will help organizers set up the classroom, supply it with materials and bring it into compliance with federal and state regulations. The grant was awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Region 7 Office for Children and Families. ________________________________________ Pump Patrol: Journal-World seeks the lowest gasoline prices The Journal-World has found a Lawrence area gasoline price 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.
High-flying KU lands in Sweet 16
Kansas routs Stanford to advance
March 17, 2002
By Tim Carpenter A dome packed with Jayhawk fans, a century of basketball tradition and a can’t-stop-me guard was quite enough. When the clock registered 0:00.0 Saturday at Edward Jones Dome, that solid Phog Allen vibe and the heart-thumping tenacity of hobbled Kirk Hinrich and Co. had extinguished Stanford 86-63 to grab a berth in the Sweet 16 at Madison, Wis. Extra online-only: Video and photos of fans welcoming the team back home.
Allies resist anti-Iraq efforts
March 17, 2002
The Bush administration’s campaign to reinvigorate the anti-Iraq coalition ran into more resistance Saturday from Saudi Arabia and Jordan, two of America’s staunchest Arab allies.
Spencer collection more than a wee bit Irish
March 17, 2002
By Terry Rombeck If you’re feeling far from the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day, look no further than Kansas University for some of the best of the Emerald Isle. Researchers from all over the world find the luck of the Irish at KU’s Kenneth Spencer Research Library.
Wichita takes trash dispute to lawmakers
March 17, 2002
Sedgwick County officials and area trash haulers took their dispute about the future of trash collection to lawmakers Thursday. Haulers asked a House committee to endorse a bill that would compensate trash companies if a community puts its trash business out for bid.
Arts notes
March 17, 2002
 Architect’s legacy topic of program  Wildlife paintings displayed at Ag Center
Lack of leadership
March 17, 2002
Journal-World Editorial A 2-year-old knows how to say “no.” We expect more than that from adults and particularly from our elected representatives. To say this isn’t the Kansas Legislature’s finest hour would be a huge understatement.
Early European phones had elaborate decorations
March 17, 2002
The telephone was invented in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell. The technology remained part of his company for many years. AT&T manufactured phones and provided the service. There was great variety in the look of telephones. In the United States around the turn of the 20th century, the central-battery cradle-set phone was popular.
Create a simple country curtain
March 17, 2002
OK, ladies, here’s my plan: We start teaching our “better halves” the joy of sewing, and while they’re busy stitching up beautiful swags and jabots for our homes, we’re sitting in the comfy chair watching television.
Business briefs
March 17, 2002
Bulking up bankruptcy laws
Lobbyists aim to bring down number of cases filed
March 17, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn It’s a hangover of massive proportions, the morning-after headache for those who spent, spent, spent in the ‘90s and it soon may get worse. The sign of this hangover is bankruptcy, an increasingly common affliction. Nationally, bankruptcy filings hit an all-time high in 2001, with 1.49 million filings, up 19 percent from 2000.
Discounter targets designer names
Target Corp. aims to solidify niche in cheap chic
March 17, 2002
Stephanie Gruber Fried used to drop by her local Target store every couple of weeks, to shop for low-price basics and an occasional fashion item. Now she goes every week, looking for more.
Good fly rod available under $100
March 17, 2002
A couple of weeks ago I went bonefishing and needed a backup 8-weight fly rod to replace one I had broken (in a screen door, not on a fish). Redington rods had impressed a friend, so I bought a nine-foot Redington RS2 for $138.
Lack of leadership
March 17, 2002
Journal-World Editorial A 2-year-old knows how to say “no.” We expect more than that from adults and particularly from our elected representatives. To say this isn’t the Kansas Legislature’s finest hour would be a huge understatement.
Bush nuclear policy is shaping up
March 17, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Washington Nuclear weapons have posed the heaviest burden of leadership for every American president since Harry Truman.
Lucy Macha
March 17, 2002
World Briefs
March 17, 2002
 Spain: European Union leaders agree on energy plan  VATICAN CITY: Pope gives blessing to Parkinson’s group  BEIJING: Bus crash kills 22 people in China  Bangladesh: At least nine die in fire at dormitory  Northern Ireland: British helicopter crashes; 7 are injured
KU Basketball Notebook: Jayhawks fired up by media slights
March 17, 2002
By Gary Bedore Drew Gooden had a king-sized chip on his shoulder entering Saturday’s Kansas University-Stanford second-round NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional game at Edward Jones Dome.
Bush, Castro among expected leaders
March 17, 2002
After years of squabbling and finger-pointing, leaders from both rich and poor nations have agreed to sit down Monday for a serious talk about how to end poverty.
s McGhee braces for Xavier
March 17, 2002
There’s not going to be enough space under the basket for both of them. Oklahoma’s Aaron McGhee and Xavier’s David West plan on turning the paint into a mosh pit in today’s second-round game of the West Regional.
Horoscopes
March 17, 2002
Births
March 17, 2002
Nga Dao and Hiep Nguyen, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday. Eva Whiteman and Jaramyn Lamere, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.
Sound off
March 17, 2002
Is it legal to drive a motorcycle on city sidewalks? Toni Wheeler, a staff attorney for the city, said, “Section 116 of the Standard Traffic Ordinance prohibits driving any vehicle, including motorcycles, upon a sidewalk or sidewalk area.”
Spencer collection more than a wee bit Irish
March 17, 2002
By Terry Rombeck If you’re feeling far from the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day, look no further than Kansas University for some of the best of the Emerald Isle. Researchers from all over the world find the luck of the Irish at KU’s Kenneth Spencer Research Library.
Area briefs
March 17, 2002
 Resident robbed on way home Saturday by acquaintances  Red Cross schedules blood drive Wednesday  Multiple sclerosis program to focus on treatments
Houston clobbers Cavs
March 17, 2002
After showing they could hold onto a lead, the New York Knicks proved they could overcome a deficit. What’s next, a three-game win streak?
Complaints prompt federal investigation
March 17, 2002
By Dave Ranney A federal agency is investigating reports that Lawrence Career College mishandled government loans intended for the school’s students. A review team was at the school during the first week of February, said Stephanie Babyak, spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C.
On the street
March 17, 2002
Asked at Borders What are your plans for St. Patrick’s Day?
Knobs can add whimsy, color to a dull room
March 17, 2002
Changing the look or adding a splash of color to a room doesn’t have to mean new furniture. Start by thinking small. Really small. As in drawer pulls. The little knobs you use to open cabinets or drawers can have a big effect on a piece of furniture.
Kansas routs Stanford to advance
March 17, 2002
By Tim Carpenter A dome packed with Jayhawk fans, a century of basketball tradition and a can’t-stop-me guard was quite enough. When the clock registered 0:00.0 Saturday at Edward Jones Dome, that solid Phog Allen vibe and the heart-thumping tenacity of hobbled Kirk Hinrich and Co. had extinguished Stanford 86-63 to grab a berth in the Sweet 16 at Madison, Wis. Â Extra online-only: Video and photos of fans welcoming the team back home.
What are you reading?
March 17, 2002
Louis Shopen, University of Dallas student, Dallas “I’ve been reading a lot of computer stuff to catch up on it. I just finished ‘Lord of the Rings’ after seeing the movie. I also read ‘History of the Middle Earth.’”
TV news shows list guest lineups
March 17, 2002
Guest lineup for today’s TV news shows:
t become adversarial issue in divorces
March 17, 2002
This is a continuation of last week’s column about health insurance at divorce. Because of the far-reaching economic implications upon husband, wife, and children, planning to assure appropriate health insurance coverage at divorce or separation should not become an adversarial issue.
Terri Lynn Evans
March 17, 2002
Memorial services for Terri Lynn Evans, 49, Eudora, will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner. Private family inurnment will be at a later date. Mrs. Evans died Friday, March 15, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Transplanted Chinese garden in Oregon offers respite from bustle of city
March 17, 2002
Bats are everywhere in this garden, if you take the time to find them. They hover with stone wings unfurled over arching gateways and peer out from terra-cotta tiles, carved wings tucked under like so many tiny curlicues.
Golden Flashes win nation-best 20th straight game in stunning Alabama, 71-58
March 17, 2002
Stan Heath is Kent State’s basketball coach, not a fortune teller. But if his hunch about the team is right, the Mid-American Conference champions aren’t anywhere near finished making a statement in the NCAA tournament.
Short-lived, severe cold fronts have played havoc with area bass fishing
March 17, 2002
By Ned Kehde March is Rogue season in these parts. That doesn’t mean a bunch of scamps and scoundrels are on the loose. It means a Smithwick Lures’ Rogue is often wreaking havoc with largemouth and smallmouth bass in area lakes.
These garden standbys are new and improved for 2002
March 17, 2002
By Carol Boncella We gardeners can taste spring in the air and feel it in our bones. Fortunately, we are lucky to have our heads wisely rein us in, keeping in check for at least a few weeks longer our ever-growing urge to get out into the garden.
speaks out to expose underground of self-injury
March 17, 2002
Long sleeves couldn’t hide the secret  not from her parents and a college roommate, who began to notice inconsistencies in the stories she made up about her scars. Now Elizabeth Franas is going public with her problem and even gearing her studies at Central Michigan University to prepare for research that could eventually help her and others.
returns, sparks KU
March 17, 2002
By Gary Bedore Like the most famous action hero of all, Kirk Hinrich appears to have powers beyond those of mortal men. “He is Superman. Yeah, he’s Superman. That’s a perfect name for him,” Kansas forward Drew Gooden said after Hinrich, KU’s injured guard, put on a magical display, scoring 15 points and collecting eight assists in the Jayhawks’ 86-63 second-round NCAA Midwest Regional victory over Stanford on Saturday night at Edward Jones Dome.
Two Americans among five people killed in grenade attack on church in Pakistani capital
March 17, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 4:05 a.m.) Two unidentified attackers hurled grenades into a Protestant church filled with Sunday worshippers, killing five people, including two Americans, police and U.S. officials said.
Court ruling would have pleased dad, son says of voided transsexual union
March 17, 2002
Joe Gardiner said his father would have been pleased by the Kansas Supreme Court’s ruling that a marriage between a man and a transsexual woman isn’t valid in Kansas.
Lost opportunity
March 17, 2002
To the editor: I am very disappointed that the University of Kansas Dole Center has canceled the visit by American historian Doris Kearnes Goodwin. What’s up with that? It seems to me that if KU and the Dole Center were interested in providing an “education” to the community, who besides Ms. Goodwin is better qualified to articulate the danger and excess of, among other things, the pressure of publication, plagiarism and the perils of being anointed an “expert” by the American media.
Arts notes
March 17, 2002
Lawrence artist wins award at dog show Poetry contest seeks entries from students Woodcarving show offers exhibits, demos Coterie Theatre expands, adds lobby Magazine seeking poetry entries
Final introductions
These garden standbys are new and improved for 2002
March 17, 2002
By Carol Boncella We gardeners can taste spring in the air and feel it in our bones. Fortunately, we are lucky to have our heads wisely rein us in, keeping in check for at least a few weeks longer our ever-growing urge to get out into the garden.
Arthur Andersen charges hit home
March 17, 2002
By Mark Fagan Enron Corp.’s colossal collapse cost investors millions of dollars and drained retirement savings for thousands of current and former Enron employees. Lawrence resident Seth Finestack doesn’t think it should cost him his job, too.
Cost questions dominate ‘no-call’ list debate
March 17, 2002
Legislators are ready to provide relief to consumers who are annoyed by telemarketing calls. The question is whether the relief will come from the industry or the Attorney General’s Office.
Early European phones had elaborate decorations
March 17, 2002
The telephone was invented in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell. The technology remained part of his company for many years. AT&T manufactured phones and provided the service. There was great variety in the look of telephones. In the United States around the turn of the 20th century, the central-battery cradle-set phone was popular.
Career College faces student discontent
Complaints prompt federal investigation
March 17, 2002
By Dave Ranney A federal agency is investigating reports that Lawrence Career College mishandled government loans intended for the school’s students. A review team was at the school during the first week of February, said Stephanie Babyak, spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C.
Thunder Mustang planes coming to Lawrence
March 17, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Like a bullet with wings, the Thunder Mustang “My Miss Lili” dropped out of a gray sky and buzzed the Lawrence Municipal Airport Saturday morning, its propeller only inches from the tarmac.
Staging a Hollywood fashion show takes many players
March 17, 2002
It sounds like the setup to a bad joke: How many people does it take to put together an Oscar outfit? About a half-dozen, or more. But that’s not a punch line it’s a Hollywood reality.
Roscoe’ a worthy addition to Kennedy’s Albany annals
March 17, 2002
“That year an ill wind blew over the city and threatened to destroy flowerpots, family fortunes, reputations, true love, and several types of virtue.” So begins “Roscoe” (Viking, 291 pages, $24.95), the seventh in the cycle of novels by William Kennedy, the Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicler of Albany, N.Y.
What are you reading?
March 17, 2002
Dead-cat bounce? Scientist is cautious about economy
March 17, 2002
By Roger Martin Thomas Malthus predicted a couple of centuries ago that population increases must eventually outrun food production, producing widespread famine. He wasn’t just being grouchy when he said that. He was being an economist.
Knobs can add whimsy, color to a dull room
March 17, 2002
Changing the look or adding a splash of color to a room doesn’t have to mean new furniture. Start by thinking small. Really small. As in drawer pulls. The little knobs you use to open cabinets or drawers can have a big effect on a piece of furniture.
East meets West Coast
Transplanted Chinese garden in Oregon offers respite from bustle of city
March 17, 2002
Bats are everywhere in this garden, if you take the time to find them. They hover with stone wings unfurled over arching gateways and peer out from terra-cotta tiles, carved wings tucked under like so many tiny curlicues.
Even with raise, Sprint CEO’s salary fell short of his 1999 earnings
March 17, 2002
William Esrey received a $125,909 raise in 2001, but the salary, bonus and other compensation for Sprint Corp.’s chairman and chief executive still fell far short of his pay two years earlier.
On to the Sweet 16 - Kansas 86, Stanford 63
Superman’ returns, sparks KU
March 17, 2002
By Gary Bedore Like the most famous action hero of all, Kirk Hinrich appears to have powers beyond those of mortal men. “He is Superman. Yeah, he’s Superman. That’s a perfect name for him,” Kansas forward Drew Gooden said after Hinrich, KU’s injured guard, put on a magical display, scoring 15 points and collecting eight assists in the Jayhawks’ 86-63 second-round NCAA Midwest Regional victory over Stanford on Saturday night at Edward Jones Dome.
Ending poverty draws rich, poor nations to Mexico
Bush, Castro among expected leaders
March 17, 2002
After years of squabbling and finger-pointing, leaders from both rich and poor nations have agreed to sit down Monday for a serious talk about how to end poverty.
Jacobsen: Jayhawks no ‘punks’
March 17, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Talkative Stanford guard-forward Casey Jacobsen said what he meant and meant what he said the other night. In the wake of Kansas’ loss to Oklahoma in the Big 12 Tournament final and a disjointed performance against Holy Cross in KU’s NCAA Tournament opener, Jacobsen allowed how he once thought Kansas was invincible, but not anymore.
New therapy: spinning yarns of gold
NYU graduate students assist patients in creative writing program
March 17, 2002
Elaine Telson taps out her poetry, one letter at a time. She has suffered two strokes, severely limiting her physical motion. Telson sits in her wheelchair, a bright yellow laminated sheet with the letters of the alphabet in front of her.
OKC gets its ‘deserved’ new arts museum
March 17, 2002
A 55-foot glass tower, crafted in brilliant hues of blue, yellow and green by artist Dale Chihuly, welcomes visitors to the new Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Lights illuminate the 2,400 hand-blown, colored glass components of the statue, which stands on a reflecting pool just inside the doors of the three-story building.
TV news shows list guest lineups
March 17, 2002
Guest lineup for today’s TV news shows:
People
March 17, 2002
Red flag out for marriage M.P. not keen on Keys Supreme a ‘Sophisticated Lady’ Decoration day for Stevens
Afghan veterans warn U.S. enemies far from finished
March 17, 2002
To some veteran Afghan commanders, the recent U.S. offensive against al-Qaida fighters in eastern Afghanistan failed because most of them got away.
Three Sharons at work on Israeli strategy
March 17, 2002
By Martin Indyk Special to The Washington Post What is Ariel Sharon up to? Last week, ahead of U.S. presidential envoy Anthony Zinni’s third attempt at an Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire, Sharon undertook a series of dramatic steps that seemed to contradict everything he had done immediately before.
Condom facts
March 17, 2002
Across U.S., males dominate at the firehouse
March 17, 2002
The question is awkward to ask, but not hard to answer: Why were no women among the 343 firefighters killed at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11? Numbers tell the story. Nationally, roughly 2 percent of professional firefighters are female.
U.S.-Taiwan contacts raise China’s angst
March 17, 2002
China expressed “strong indignation and resolute opposition” to growing U.S.-Taiwan military contacts, summoning the American ambassador Saturday to demand Washington reverse course on ties with the island.
West Regional: Missouri buries Buckeyes
Tigers advance to Sweet 16 with 83-67 victory over Ohio State
March 17, 2002
The only hit Missouri took Saturday was to Kareem Rush’s already stitched-up lip. Rush and the Tigers did a lot more damage to Ohio State.
South Regional: Kent State no flash in pan
Golden Flashes win nation-best 20th straight game in stunning Alabama, 71-58
March 17, 2002
Stan Heath is Kent State’s basketball coach, not a fortune teller. But if his hunch about the team is right, the Mid-American Conference champions aren’t anywhere near finished making a statement in the NCAA tournament.
Finding hope amid Madness
March 17, 2002
“I love the fact that Holy Cross is in this tournament,” said Kansas University coach Roy Williams, sincere in what he was saying and yet not meaning it literally. He was applauding the concept of a 28-point underdog getting its chance in the NCAA’s “Big Dance,” but still shaken by the reality of it.
Afghan veterans warn U.S. enemies far from finished
March 17, 2002
To some veteran Afghan commanders, the recent U.S. offensive against al-Qaida fighters in eastern Afghanistan failed because most of them got away.
Allies resist anti-Iraq efforts
March 17, 2002
The Bush administration’s campaign to reinvigorate the anti-Iraq coalition ran into more resistance Saturday from Saudi Arabia and Jordan, two of America’s staunchest Arab allies.
Tigers advance to Sweet 16 with 83-67 victory over Ohio State
March 17, 2002
The only hit Missouri took Saturday was to Kareem Rush’s already stitched-up lip. Rush and the Tigers did a lot more damage to Ohio State.
Pittsburgh 63, California 50
March 17, 2002
There’s no ‘D’ in Pittsburgh, but try telling that to California’s can’t-score Golden Bears.
Hinrich winner in want-to
March 17, 2002
By Chuck Woodling This morning’s question, sports fans, is about Kirk Hinrich, the Kansas University basketball player who made the most astonishing comeback since Lazarus on Saturday night.
Lobbyists aim to bring down number of cases filed
March 17, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn It’s a hangover of massive proportions, the morning-after headache for those who spent, spent, spent in the ‘90s  and it soon may get worse. The sign of this hangover is bankruptcy, an increasingly common affliction. Nationally, bankruptcy filings hit an all-time high in 2001, with 1.49 million filings, up 19 percent from 2000.
New evidence emerges in multiple murder case
March 17, 2002
A search of the property of serial murder suspect John E. Robinson Sr. turned up blood on everything from duct tape to a door threshold. Those and other details about the evidence seized in the investigation emerged Friday in court documents filed by both sides in Robinson’s trial.
Enron shows how mutual funds are better for average investor
March 17, 2002
For all those who bet big on Enron shares and were done wrong, here’s a quiz: 1. Compare and contrast a corporate balance sheet, income statement, cash-flow statement and reconciliation of net worth statement.
Target Corp. aims to solidify niche in cheap chic
March 17, 2002
Stephanie Gruber Fried used to drop by her local Target store every couple of weeks, to shop for low-price basics and an occasional fashion item. Now she goes every week, looking for more.
People
March 17, 2002
 Red flag out for marriage  M.P. not keen on Keys  Supreme a ‘Sophisticated Lady’  Decoration day for Stevens
s financial activity on the rise
March 17, 2002
Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network has stepped up its financial activity markedly in recent weeks, suggesting some leaders are reasserting control and may be seeking to finance more attacks against American interests, a U.S. official says.
Thunder Mustang planes coming to Lawrence
March 17, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Like a bullet with wings, the Thunder Mustang “My Miss Lili” dropped out of a gray sky and buzzed the Lawrence Municipal Airport Saturday morning, its propeller only inches from the tarmac.
Lucy Macha
March 17, 2002
Services for Lucy Macha, 80, Topeka, are pending and will be announced by Penwell-Gabel Mid Town, in Topeka. Ms. Macha died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Arts notes
March 17, 2002
 Lawrence artist wins award at dog show  Poetry contest seeks entries from students  Woodcarving show offers exhibits, demos  Coterie Theatre expands, adds lobby  Magazine seeking poetry entries
Fourteen players within three shots of Bay Hill lead
March 17, 2002
Tiger Woods was everywhere he didn’t want to be Saturday in the Bay Hill Invitational, making four bogeys in a round of 74 that brought just about everybody back into the tournament.
Nation Briefs
March 17, 2002
 Arkansas: Wal-Mart wins ruling against union  LOS ANGELES: Earthquake shakes California coast  Kentucky: Traffic accident claims six Ohio teens  SAN DIEGO: Mourners remember slain 7-year-old  NEW YORK: For fourth time, Liza Minnelli marries
Good fly rod available under $100
March 17, 2002
A couple of weeks ago I went bonefishing and needed a backup 8-weight fly rod to replace one I had broken (in a screen door, not on a fish). Redington rods had impressed a friend, so I bought a nine-foot Redington RS2 for $138.
Horoscopes
March 17, 2002
For Sunday, March 17, those with birthdays today: Allow your imagination to play a bigger role in your life. You come up with many good ideas with which, if used creatively, you could gain. Start keeping a notebook to jot down your thoughts. If you are single, a relationship will enter your life in late spring or early summer. If you are attached, your relationship will transform. You will experience unusual warmth this year between you and your significant other. Taurus loves to chat with you. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
Nation Briefs
March 17, 2002
 ATLANTA: Derailed train leaks hazardous materials  DENVER: Satirical mascot garners wide attention
Nation Briefs
March 17, 2002
Arkansas: Wal-Mart wins ruling against union LOS ANGELES: Earthquake shakes California coast Kentucky: Traffic accident claims six Ohio teens SAN DIEGO: Mourners remember slain 7-year-old NEW YORK: For fourth time, Liza Minnelli marries
Nation Briefs
March 17, 2002
ATLANTA: Derailed train leaks hazardous materials DENVER: Satirical mascot garners wide attention
Terri Lynn Evans
March 17, 2002
Reiner introduces legendary humorist to new generation
March 17, 2002
God, according to that noted expert on the deity, Carl Reiner, hates talking to anyone wearing a tongue ring. Actually, it’s Reiner who hates talking to anyone wearing a tongue ring. But that’s the point. Since we are created in God’s image, he must be a lot like us, Reiner reasons.
Victory sweet for Jayhawk fans
March 17, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Jayhawks’ surgical strike of the Cardinal from Stanford couldn’t have looked prettier from Section 427, Row XX, Seat 22 and 23. That’s where KU fans Kristi Sessler and Bill Walters, both of St. Louis, watched Saturday’s game at the Edward Jones Dome.
Sculptures in international ceramics show designed to fit inside small containers
March 17, 2002
By Jan Biles Artist Wilfredo Torres looks over the more than 650 small ceramic pieces entered in this year’s Orton International Cone Box Show at Baker University. He knows his job as one of the show’s three jurors will not be easy.
Bookstore
March 17, 2002
Baylor belts KU baseball, 15-9
March 17, 2002
After beginning the season with 10 straight victories, Kansas University’s baseball team dropped its fifth straight game Saturday, a 15-9 loss to Big 12 rival Baylor The Bears (16-6, 6-2 Big 12) scored six runs in the eighth inning to break a 6-6 deadlock.
Davis hoping for conflict with Royals
March 17, 2002
By David Mitchell If Kansas University keeps winning, Bob Davis might have to take up juggling. The radio voice of KU football and basketball for 18 years, Davis also covers Kansas City Royals baseball games for Fox Sports Net.
Dead-cat bounce? Scientist is cautious about economy
March 17, 2002
Thomas Malthus predicted a couple of centuries ago that population increases must eventually outrun food production, producing widespread famine. He wasn’t just being grouchy when he said that. He was being an economist.
KU softball team splits in Sacramento
March 17, 2002
Kansas University’s softball team defeated Middle Tennessee State, 3-0, then fell to Nebraska, 6-3, Saturday in the Capitol Classic. KU went 3-3 in the tourney.
t stop Boschee
March 17, 2002
By David Mitchell Stanford kept switching defenders on Jeff Boschee. Boschee just kept sinking three-pointers. Kansas University’s senior shooting guard sank five of eight perimeter shots Saturday night at the Edward Jones Dome and finished with 19 points in the Jayhawks’ 86-63 victory over Stanford in the second round of the Midwest Regional.
Postcard from St. Louis
March 17, 2002
Not a single shot, point, foul or timeout Saturday was official unless Scott Schumacher’s pencil made it so. Schumacher, a former Wichita State University sports information director who now works for a Tulsa, Okla., sports publications company, was official scorer for the Kansas-Stanford showdown in the NCAA Tournament.
s movie tastes ignore Oscars
March 17, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald Of all the prestigious awards that the entertainment industry gives to itself in humble recognition of its own sheer fabulousness  the Emmys, the Grammys, the Tonys, the Golden Globes, The Wallys, The Silver Spheres, The Vinnys, the Cubic Zirconium Orbs of Distinction, the Sneezys and the Award That They Always Give To Kelsey Grammer  there is none so prestigious as the Oscars.
Three Sharons at work on Israeli strategy
March 17, 2002
By Martin Indyk Special to The Washington Post What is Ariel Sharon up to? Last week, ahead of U.S. presidential envoy Anthony Zinni’s third attempt at an Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire, Sharon undertook a series of dramatic steps that seemed to contradict everything he had done immediately before.
Burqas shed, voices raised in U.N. meeting
March 17, 2002
More than 100 women bared their faces in public Saturday, a startling sight in old Kandahar, to meet and talk about the long road to a broader place for women in Afghan society.
Wichita takes trash dispute to lawmakers
March 17, 2002
Sedgwick County officials and area trash haulers took their dispute about the future of trash collection to lawmakers Thursday. Haulers asked a House committee to endorse a bill that would compensate trash companies if a community puts its trash business out for bid.
list debate
March 17, 2002
Legislators are ready to provide relief to consumers who are annoyed by telemarketing calls. The question is whether the relief will come from the industry or the Attorney General’s Office.
Protection of Children panel gets to work in archdiocese
March 17, 2002
Members of a task force formed by Cardinal Bernard Law pledged at their first meeting Saturday to produce a public report on ways to protect children from sexual abuse by priests.
Reports of imminent cease-fire in Mideast termed premature
March 17, 2002
Israel backtracked from a statement claiming that at a meeting today, Israel and the Palestinians would declare a cease-fire to end nearly 18 months of fighting, after U.S. and Palestinian officials said it was premature.
s salary fell short of his 1999 earnings
March 17, 2002
William Esrey received a $125,909 raise in 2001, but the salary, bonus and other compensation for Sprint Corp.’s chairman and chief executive still fell far short of his pay two years earlier.
Make room for guests
March 17, 2002
When you plan a spot for visitors, pretend you are the guest. What would you need to feel comfortable? It’s OK if you can’t provide a separate space as a guest room. Put a futon, daybed or convertible sleeper sofa to work when guests visit.
s Albany annals
March 17, 2002
“That year an ill wind blew over the city and threatened to destroy flowerpots, family fortunes, reputations, true love, and several types of virtue.” So begins “Roscoe” (Viking, 291 pages, $24.95), the seventh in the cycle of novels by William Kennedy, the Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicler of Albany, N.Y.
new arts museum
March 17, 2002
A 55-foot glass tower, crafted in brilliant hues of blue, yellow and green by artist Dale Chihuly, welcomes visitors to the new Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Lights illuminate the 2,400 hand-blown, colored glass components of the statue, which stands on a reflecting pool just inside the doors of the three-story building.
Stein effective in 14-2 rout of Tigers
March 17, 2002
Blake Stein, making his first spring training start, allowed one run and five hits in five innings Saturday to lead the Kansas City Royals over the Detroit Tigers, 14-2. Stein retired eight in a row during one stretch and 11 of his last 12 batters.
Williams revisits spitting tradition
March 17, 2002
By David Mitchell If spitting in the Mississippi River once is good luck, then spitting in it twice might be a good excuse to purchase some lottery tickets.
NCAA Women: Oklahoma, ISU cruise
March 17, 2002
Second-ranked Oklahoma made Hartford’s first NCAA Tournament appearance a brief one, getting 14 points from Caton Hill in an 84-52 victory Saturday night in the West Regional.
No. 1 seed Maryland awaits Badgers
March 17, 2002
Even though there is a new coach and only three players are still around, Wisconsin hopes recent history repeats itself in the NCAA tournament. The Badgers advanced to the Final Four two years ago as a No. 8 seed, the same slot they were given this season.
Taylor sparks upstart Creighton
March 17, 2002
Hundreds of players wear No. 23 in homage to Michael Jordan. Terrell Taylor? Well, he takes adoration of His Airness to a whole other level.
Cincy ready for UCLA
March 17, 2002
It’s the game UCLA always seems to win, the game Cincinnati always seems to lose. It’s the game Pitt almost never plays  and it’s in the place Cal almost certainly didn’t want to be.
Staging a Hollywood fashion show takes many players
March 17, 2002
It sounds like the setup to a bad joke: How many people does it take to put together an Oscar outfit? About a half-dozen, or more. But that’s not a punch line  it’s a Hollywood reality.
Stamps mark centennial of inverts
March 17, 2002
Errors in printing of stamps are rare, enhance the value of such stamps and make them collector’s items. Last year, the U.S. Postal Service observed the centennial of one of the biggest stamp mistakes in history  the “Pan American Inverts.”
Texas 68, Mississippi State 64
March 17, 2002
Deginald Erskin helped Texas start superbly. Then he - and the Longhorns - disappeared for most of the second half.
Rematch for KU: Illinois 72, Creighton 60
March 17, 2002
Frank Williams can be maddeningly indifferent, blending into the background as if he’s just another player. Or he can put on a dazzling display that leaves opponents shaking their heads in a mixture of dismay and awe.
UCLA 105, Cincinnati 101, 2OT
March 17, 2002
The school that helped bring Madness to March is at it once again.
Two Americans among five killed in attack on Pakistan church
March 17, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 1:47 p.m.) At least one young man dressed in black hurled grenades into a Protestant church packed with Sunday worshippers, killing five people  including an American mother and daughter  in an attack clearly aimed at Pakistan’s foreign community.
Work begins on permanent cells
March 17, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 11:27 a.m.) Three guards watching over detainees at Camp X-ray, the makeshift detention holding 300 men, were reassigned after “breaking the rules,” officials said Sunday.
Church must make amends
March 17, 2002
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Let me tell you about Tom Duffy, my pastor at Blessed Sacrament Church. Today, 50 years after his ordination, he continues to inspire his flock to feed the hungry, to clothe and shelter those in need.
s angst
March 17, 2002
China expressed “strong indignation and resolute opposition” to growing U.S.-Taiwan military contacts, summoning the American ambassador Saturday to demand Washington reverse course on ties with the island.
Ice-damaged trees alter KC vistas
March 17, 2002
The boulevards and parkways that lead to this city’s many fountains were once lined with leafy, mature trees. Weeks after the city’s worst ice storm, many trees are gnarled and limbless.
Business briefs
March 17, 2002
Faces and places Jones Seel Huyett, Topeka, is accepting applications from not-for-profit organizations requesting assistance with pro-bono advertising, marketing and public relations. The marketing communications firm annually provides its services free of charge to area organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in Kansas. It has helped organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Assn., Kids Voting Kansas, Ronalds McDonald House and Teens Against Smoking in Kansas.
Friends and neighbors
March 17, 2002
Brownie Troop No. 744 and Sarah Stern from Junior Troop No. 710 visited Lawrence Humane Society in December 2001 bringing donations for the animals. Back row, from left, Allie Gerace, 7; Leslie Cunningham, 8; Caroline King, 8; Sarah Stern, 10; Miranda Davis, 8; Rhianna Davis, 8; Hailey Freese, 8; and Mary Soderberg, 8. Middle row, from left, Kitty Tootle, 8; Jenny Stern, 7; Caitlyn Tilden, 8; Erica Lignell, 8, and Natalie Hiebert, 8. Front row, from left, Haley Avey, 7, and Megan Eagle, 7. All girls are students at Quail Run School. Colleen Lignell 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.
Arts notes
March 17, 2002
Architect’s legacy topic of program Wildlife paintings displayed at Ag Center
Health insurance shouldn’t become adversarial issue in divorces
March 17, 2002
This is a continuation of last week’s column about health insurance at divorce. Because of the far-reaching economic implications upon husband, wife, and children, planning to assure appropriate health insurance coverage at divorce or separation should not become an adversarial issue.
Enron shows how mutual funds are better for average investor
March 17, 2002
For all those who bet big on Enron shares and were done wrong, here’s a quiz: 1. Compare and contrast a corporate balance sheet, income statement, cash-flow statement and reconciliation of net worth statement.
Thinking inside the box
Sculptures in international ceramics show designed to fit inside small containers
March 17, 2002
By Jan Biles Artist Wilfredo Torres looks over the more than 650 small ceramic pieces entered in this year’s Orton International Cone Box Show at Baker University. He knows his job as one of the show’s three jurors will not be easy.
Connelly: from B-movies to Oscar front-runner
March 17, 2002
As Jennifer Connelly sips her tea and talks about the wonderful time she’s having in the wake of “A Beautiful Mind,” she credits “Waking the Dead” with shaking her career to life.
Stamps mark centennial of inverts
March 17, 2002
Errors in printing of stamps are rare, enhance the value of such stamps and make them collector’s items. Last year, the U.S. Postal Service observed the centennial of one of the biggest stamp mistakes in history the “Pan American Inverts.”
Student ‘cutter’ speaks out to expose underground of self-injury
March 17, 2002
Long sleeves couldn’t hide the secret not from her parents and a college roommate, who began to notice inconsistencies in the stories she made up about her scars. Now Elizabeth Franas is going public with her problem and even gearing her studies at Central Michigan University to prepare for research that could eventually help her and others.
Create a simple country curtain
March 17, 2002
OK, ladies, here’s my plan: We start teaching our “better halves” the joy of sewing, and while they’re busy stitching up beautiful swags and jabots for our homes, we’re sitting in the comfy chair watching television.
Make room for guests
March 17, 2002
When you plan a spot for visitors, pretend you are the guest. What would you need to feel comfortable? It’s OK if you can’t provide a separate space as a guest room. Put a futon, daybed or convertible sleeper sofa to work when guests visit.
Reports of imminent cease-fire in Mideast termed premature
March 17, 2002
Israel backtracked from a statement claiming that at a meeting today, Israel and the Palestinians would declare a cease-fire to end nearly 18 months of fighting, after U.S. and Palestinian officials said it was premature.
New evidence emerges in multiple murder case
March 17, 2002
A search of the property of serial murder suspect John E. Robinson Sr. turned up blood on everything from duct tape to a door threshold. Those and other details about the evidence seized in the investigation emerged Friday in court documents filed by both sides in Robinson’s trial.
Sad state
March 17, 2002
Protection of Children panel gets to work in archdiocese
March 17, 2002
Members of a task force formed by Cardinal Bernard Law pledged at their first meeting Saturday to produce a public report on ways to protect children from sexual abuse by priests.
Burqas shed, voices raised in U.N. meeting
March 17, 2002
More than 100 women bared their faces in public Saturday, a startling sight in old Kandahar, to meet and talk about the long road to a broader place for women in Afghan society.
2-year-old’s movie tastes ignore Oscars
March 17, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald Of all the prestigious awards that the entertainment industry gives to itself in humble recognition of its own sheer fabulousness the Emmys, the Grammys, the Tonys, the Golden Globes, The Wallys, The Silver Spheres, The Vinnys, the Cubic Zirconium Orbs of Distinction, the Sneezys and the Award That They Always Give To Kelsey Grammer there is none so prestigious as the Oscars.
Ice-damaged trees alter KC vistas
March 17, 2002
The boulevards and parkways that lead to this city’s many fountains were once lined with leafy, mature trees. Weeks after the city’s worst ice storm, many trees are gnarled and limbless.
Court ruling would have pleased dad, son says of voided transsexual union
March 17, 2002
Joe Gardiner said his father would have been pleased by the Kansas Supreme Court’s ruling that a marriage between a man and a transsexual woman isn’t valid in Kansas.
Midwest Regional: Ducks dump Deacons
Oregon rallies for win over Wake Forest
March 17, 2002
Just how tremendous is Oregon’s high-scoring trio of Luke Jackson, Luke Ridnour and Frederick Jones? Good enough to beat hot-shooting Wake Forest in what seemed like a game of 5-on-3 and maybe good enough to go a whole lot further in the NCAA tournament.
March is season of twitchbait Rogue
Short-lived, severe cold fronts have played havoc with area bass fishing
March 17, 2002
By Ned Kehde March is Rogue season in these parts. That doesn’t mean a bunch of scamps and scoundrels are on the loose. It means a Smithwick Lures’ Rogue is often wreaking havoc with largemouth and smallmouth bass in area lakes.
Church must make amends
March 17, 2002
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Let me tell you about Tom Duffy, my pastor at Blessed Sacrament Church. Today, 50 years after his ordination, he continues to inspire his flock to feed the hungry, to clothe and shelter those in need.
Nuggets’ Hardaway suspended two games
March 17, 2002
Denver Nuggets guard Tim Hardaway was suspended for two games without pay and fined $10,000 by the NBA on Saturday for his TV tossing tirade in Orlando.
OU’s McGhee braces for Xavier
March 17, 2002
There’s not going to be enough space under the basket for both of them. Oklahoma’s Aaron McGhee and Xavier’s David West plan on turning the paint into a mosh pit in today’s second-round game of the West Regional.
NAACP outside Bi-Lo Center to protest Confederate flag
March 17, 2002
Shouting “Don’t stop, don’t shop, till the flag drops,” about 125 NAACP protesters marched to the site of the NCAA tournament Saturday in a fight to remove the Confederate flag from South Carolina.
Cardinal couldn’t stop Boschee
March 17, 2002
By David Mitchell Stanford kept switching defenders on Jeff Boschee. Boschee just kept sinking three-pointers. Kansas University’s senior shooting guard sank five of eight perimeter shots Saturday night at the Edward Jones Dome and finished with 19 points in the Jayhawks’ 86-63 victory over Stanford in the second round of the Midwest Regional.
Jayhawks’ Davis hoping for conflict with Royals
March 17, 2002
By David Mitchell If Kansas University keeps winning, Bob Davis might have to take up juggling. The radio voice of KU football and basketball for 18 years, Davis also covers Kansas City Royals baseball games for Fox Sports Net.
Woods holds one-stroke edge
Fourteen players within three shots of Bay Hill lead
March 17, 2002
Tiger Woods was everywhere he didn’t want to be Saturday in the Bay Hill Invitational, making four bogeys in a round of 74 that brought just about everybody back into the tournament.
Royals’ Stein effective in 14-2 rout of Tigers
March 17, 2002
Blake Stein, making his first spring training start, allowed one run and five hits in five innings Saturday to lead the Kansas City Royals over the Detroit Tigers, 14-2. Stein retired eight in a row during one stretch and 11 of his last 12 batters.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
March 17, 2002
IN 1977 Kansas University officials said that once former students errant in repaying educational loans could be located, they generally paid their bills. However, there was concern about the number of people who did not voluntarily repay their loans and who could not be located. There seemed to be a growing tendency of college students all over the country to renege on their loan repayments and federal officials were considering a formal program to collect such dues.
Condom facts
March 17, 2002
To the editor: In reply to Mr. Martel’s letter concerning condoms: First, I congratulate Mr. Martel on making the valid point that our youth deserve the truth. Unfortunately, Mr. Martel himself has failed to understand that truth.
Jennie B. Helm
March 17, 2002
Services for Jennie B. Helm, 69, Richmond, Va., will be held at a later date. Mrs. Helm died Friday, March 15 in Chesterfield, Va.
Lawrence commuter report
March 17, 2002
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region: Kansas Highway 7, near Lone Elm Road in Olathe, closed for bridge replacement and road reconstruction.
Lawrence commuter report
March 17, 2002
Lost opportunity
March 17, 2002
Norma F. Powell
March 17, 2002
Norma F. Powell
March 17, 2002
Services for Norma F. Powell, 68, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Assembly of God Church, Eudora. Burial will be in Mt. Sidney Cemetery, Linwood. Mrs. Powell died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. She had lived in Eudora since 1994.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
March 17, 2002
Rooms and roots
March 17, 2002
 Textile artist claims decor shows our true colors  How to get out of a fog: Why do windows fog up?
Rooms and roots
March 17, 2002
Textile artist claims decor shows our true colors How to get out of a fog: Why do windows fog up?
Sad state
March 17, 2002
To the editor: Why are we having to waste our time debating about what is legitimate and what is not when it comes to a public education? The prime benefit of a public education is that everyone can be reached and that everyone can find something in which they excel. It is so unfortunate that school boards across the state, especially in Lawrence, are being forced to cut programs that really benefit.
The Motley Fool
March 17, 2002
Last week’s answer
Talking Twain
Reiner introduces legendary humorist to new generation
March 17, 2002
God, according to that noted expert on the deity, Carl Reiner, hates talking to anyone wearing a tongue ring. Actually, it’s Reiner who hates talking to anyone wearing a tongue ring. But that’s the point. Since we are created in God’s image, he must be a lot like us, Reiner reasons.
Travel briefs
March 17, 2002
 Florida: Sea World Orlando plans Christian concert  Georgia: Wild Adventures park plans major expansion  Los Angeles: Western museums unite
Travel briefs
March 17, 2002
Florida: Sea World Orlando plans Christian concert Georgia: Wild Adventures park plans major expansion Los Angeles: Western museums unite
World Briefs
March 17, 2002
Spain: European Union leaders agree on energy plan VATICAN CITY: Pope gives blessing to Parkinson’s group BEIJING: Bus crash kills 22 people in China Bangladesh: At least nine die in fire at dormitory Northern Ireland: British helicopter crashes; 7 are injured
KU softball team splits in Sacramento
March 17, 2002
Kansas University’s softball team defeated Middle Tennessee State, 3-0, then fell to Nebraska, 6-3, Saturday in the Capitol Classic. KU went 3-3 in the tourney.
KU Basketball Notebook: Jayhawks fired up by media slights
March 17, 2002
By Gary Bedore Drew Gooden had a king-sized chip on his shoulder entering Saturday’s Kansas University-Stanford second-round NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional game at Edward Jones Dome.
Postcard from St. Louis
March 17, 2002
Not a single shot, point, foul or timeout Saturday was official unless Scott Schumacher’s pencil made it so. Schumacher, a former Wichita State University sports information director who now works for a Tulsa, Okla., sports publications company, was official scorer for the Kansas-Stanford showdown in the NCAA Tournament.
Baylor belts KU baseball, 15-9
March 17, 2002
After beginning the season with 10 straight victories, Kansas University’s baseball team dropped its fifth straight game Saturday, a 15-9 loss to Big 12 rival Baylor The Bears (16-6, 6-2 Big 12) scored six runs in the eighth inning to break a 6-6 deadlock.