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U.S. pledges to help Pakistan pursue those responsible for church attack
March 18, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 2:41 p.m.) The United States says it will help Pakistan pursue the terrorists responsible for a grenade attack at a Protestant church used by foreigners. Five people were killed, including a U.S. Embassy employee and her teen-age daughter.
U.S. forces kill 16 in suspected al-Qaida convoy
Separate operation captures 31
March 18, 2002
(Updated Monday at 4:35 p.m.) Moving against remnant al-Qaida and Taliban forces in Afghanistan, U.S. forces killed 16 fighters in a gun battle and captured 31 others at a military compound, U.S. officials said Monday.
Cheney to push for Mideast cease-fire
March 18, 2002
(Updated Monday at 8:05 a.m.) U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney joined forces Monday with his country’s special envoy Anthony Zinni in turning up pressure for an elusive Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire.
U.S. commander says biggest U.S. offensive to be completed soon
March 18, 2002
(Updated Monday at 11:27 a.m.) Wrapping up the largest U.S. offensive of the Afghan war, the commander of forces in Afghanistan said Monday that the mission to destroy Taliban and al-Qaida forces remaining in the country was far from over.
Grass fires burn out of control
March 18, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Douglas County crackled with out-of-control grass fires Sunday caused by dry conditions and people eager to burn their fields. One fire, just east of Highway 40 and East 200 Road, scorched 25 to 30 acres of grassland.
School takes up ‘Laramie Project’
March 18, 2002
A high school theater class’s performance of a play about the October 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard was prompted by a letter from a homosexual student to one of his teachers. “Tonight I am sitting on the edge of my bed and I’m holding in my hand my father’s pistol, and I wish I had the courage to put it to my head and pull the trigger,” the letter read.
What’s New
March 18, 2002
Fair features newest gadgets Book a welcome primer on home theater systems New Photosmart printer offers some improvement
Promotions considered as Letterman trails Leno
March 18, 2002
David Letterman’s new contract with CBS requires the network to throw extra promotional weight behind his late-night program, bowing to Letterman’s hope that will help narrow the gap between his show and ratings leader “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.”
Stepping Stones seeks volunteers
March 18, 2002
Agency: Stepping Stones
Marjorie V. Fritzel
March 18, 2002
Retaliation undermines envoy’s visit
March 18, 2002
In back-to-back attacks Sunday, a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a Jerusalem bus and a Palestinian gunman killed a teen-age girl in a shooting spree near Tel Aviv. Visiting U.S. envoy Anthony Zinni condemned the violence but managed to arrange a meeting between security commanders Sunday as part of his attempts to mediate a cease-fire amid the worst spate of bloodshed in nearly 18 months of Mideast fighting.
Authorities intensifying efforts to thwart theft of anhydrous ammonia
March 18, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Thieves are roaming the state in search of “white buffaloes” tanks filled with anhydrous ammonia, which can be used to produce a quick batch of methamphetamines. Kansas legislators, anhydrous ammonia manufacturers, and law and agriculture officials are trying to thwart the thieves with new laws, increased education and the development of new locking devices.
Illinois wins, will clash with Kansas
Illini, Jayhawks to meet in Sweet 16
March 18, 2002
Frank Williams had a horrible first half. He knew it. His teammates knew it. Illinois coach Bill Self knew it.
UCLA chases Cincy
Bearcats first No. 1 seed eliminated
March 18, 2002
Don’t be fooled by UCLA’s seed, record or inconsistent regular season. Once it’s tournament time, nobody plays like the Bruins. And now the storied program that helped put the Madness in March is at it again.
Marlin rallies after crash
Stewart sent to hospital during Dodge Dealers 400
March 18, 2002
For the first time in years, Sterling Marlin starts every race thinking he can win. Even from the last starting spot in the field.
Vidro, Leiter say they’ll be ready
Montreal standout slowed by sprained shoulder; Mets pitcher recovering from hip flexor injury
March 18, 2002
Jose Vidro came back for Montreal and Al Leiter took the mound again for the New York Mets. Both stars professed themselves ready for opening day.
Lions’ Vinson named second-team all-state
March 18, 2002
Lawrence High senior guard Stephen Vinson was a second-team all-state boys basketball selection by the Topeka Capital-Journal.
CBS’ Fogler apologizes for profanities on telestrator
March 18, 2002
CBS broadcaster Eddie Fogler apologized to the father of Georgia players Jarvis and Jonas Hayes after scrawling profane remarks on a telestrator during the Bulldogs’ second-round loss to Southern Illinois on Sunday.
Salukis stun Georgia
No. 3 seed sent packing; Nos. 1, 2 advance
March 18, 2002
Staring at a 19-point deficit, Southern Illinois could see the season slipping away, its NCAA Tournament plans and season-long goals about to disappear in a lopsided loss.
Ice Age’ makes hot debut
March 18, 2002
“Ice Age” froze out the competition at movie theaters as the animated film about prehistoric pals debuted with a whopping $47.9 million, a record for a movie opening in March.
Nation briefs
March 18, 2002
Fire damages building on Fisherman’s Wharf Toyota Camry tops list of most-stolen cars Tipper Gore decides not to run for Senate Nazi exhibit draws protests at opening
Area briefs
March 18, 2002
 Multiculturalism lecture scheduled at KU  KU Med heart researchers receive $1.125 million grant  Hunter education courses to be offered this month  Softball tournament aids scholarship fund
Local briefs
March 18, 2002
 Used materials find new life at book-binding workshop Recycled paper and cardboard were tied up in a book-binding workshop Sunday at the Mother Earth Collective, 1305 Tenn. Chantel Guidry, Lawrence, teaches the workshop once a month and helps people learn how to make small books. The pages are sewn together with waxed dental floss, and a hard cover is glued to the outside. Guidry said she prefers using reclaimed materials, though she has made books using acid-free paper and more expensive covers. “I like using things that otherwise would have been thrown away,” she said. Kelly Nightengale said she enjoyed learning how to make a book. “I think it’s really important that crafts like this are not lost,” she said. Above, Nightengale applies glue to the spine of her handmade book. The Mother Earth Collective has a variety of events each month and is planning a “Feast of Fools” costume party and potluck for April 1. For more information on events, call 865-0578 or by e-mail at emmas_kids@hotmail.com. __________  Disaster relief: Local firefighters’ group contributes to 9-11 fund The Lawrence affiliate of the International Association of Fire Fighters contributed $50,000 to the New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund. On March 10, the IAFF and its two New York affiliates distributed the remaining proceeds from the fund to families of the 347 firefighters who died as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. To date, this fund has distributed $144 million to the families of the firefighters. This latest distribution provides an additional $95,000 to each family, bringing the total disbursements to $413,000 per family. The Lawrence affiliate, IAFF Local No. 1596, raised money for the fund by selling memorial ribbons and T-shirts, as well as with individual donations from the community. Lt. Kathy Elkins of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical is president of the local organization that has about 95 members. __________  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.
Local briefs
March 18, 2002
Used materials find new life at book-binding workshop Recycled paper and cardboard were tied up in a book-binding workshop Sunday at the Mother Earth Collective, 1305 Tenn. Chantel Guidry, Lawrence, teaches the workshop once a month and helps people learn how to make small books. The pages are sewn together with waxed dental floss, and a hard cover is glued to the outside. Guidry said she prefers using reclaimed materials, though she has made books using acid-free paper and more expensive covers. “I like using things that otherwise would have been thrown away,” she said. Kelly Nightengale said she enjoyed learning how to make a book. “I think it’s really important that crafts like this are not lost,” she said. Above, Nightengale applies glue to the spine of her handmade book. The Mother Earth Collective has a variety of events each month and is planning a “Feast of Fools” costume party and potluck for April 1. For more information on events, call 865-0578 or by e-mail at emmas_kids@hotmail.com. __________ Disaster relief: Local firefighters’ group contributes to 9-11 fund The Lawrence affiliate of the International Association of Fire Fighters contributed $50,000 to the New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund. On March 10, the IAFF and its two New York affiliates distributed the remaining proceeds from the fund to families of the 347 firefighters who died as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. To date, this fund has distributed $144 million to the families of the firefighters. This latest distribution provides an additional $95,000 to each family, bringing the total disbursements to $413,000 per family. The Lawrence affiliate, IAFF Local No. 1596, raised money for the fund by selling memorial ribbons and T-shirts, as well as with individual donations from the community. Lt. Kathy Elkins of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical is president of the local organization that has about 95 members. __________ 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.
Marjorie V. Fritzel
March 18, 2002
Services for Marjorie V. Fritzel, 75, Weston, Mo., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Fritzel died Friday, March 15, 2002 at the North Kansas City Hospital, in North Kansas City, Mo.
Nation briefs
March 18, 2002
 Fire damages building on Fisherman’s Wharf  Toyota Camry tops list of most-stolen cars  Tipper Gore decides not to run for Senate  Nazi exhibit draws protests at opening
New letters policy
March 18, 2002
Letters to the Journal-World’s Public Forum are an important and enjoyable part of our Opinion Page. To accommodate as many letters as possible, the Journal-World has instituted a new 250-word limit for letters.
On the money
March 18, 2002
A key strategy known as asset allocation prevents a person’s hard-earned savings from becoming tied up in one investment and helps reduce the chances of a portfolio meltdown.
On the money
March 18, 2002
A key strategy known as asset allocation prevents a person’s hard-earned savings from becoming tied up in one investment and helps reduce the chances of a portfolio meltdown.
On the record
March 18, 2002
Law enforcement report Condition reports
On the record
March 18, 2002
Royals clips Reds
March 18, 2002
Bryan Rekar pitched three solid innings before fading in 84-degree heat, and Kansas City beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 Sunday in a game that amounted to a tryout for the Royals’ rotation.
Siren complaint
March 18, 2002
To the editor: I have to write this concerning our tornado sirens that were removed from our town. They (civil defense) say they were outdated. If they were still working, they should have been left instead of paying out money for new ones. The new ones are placed to where very few people hear them. I was told that they weren’t meant for people to hear them in their house. Now who is going to be stupid enough to stand outside during a storm to hear them?
SLT option?
March 18, 2002
Special ed plea
March 18, 2002
Title IX record
March 18, 2002
To the editor: In light of the recent Journal- World editorial discussing the fate of Coach Washington, I want to challenge the Journal-World to take on an important issue that seems to be lost almost entirely in this discussion, except for one recent and informative letter from a reader. I am extremely disappointed in the Journal-World for not taking the opportunity to address the deeper issues affecting KU women’s basketball.
Jayhawks get late game Friday
March 18, 2002
Bulletin: Kansas University will play the second of two Sweet 16 games this Friday at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisc. The first game, scheduled to start at 6:55 p.m. CST, will be Texas vs. Oregon. The Kansas-Illinois game will take place 25 minutes following the conlcusion of the first game.
IU coach believes Duke vulnerable
March 18, 2002
A.J. Moye doesn’t need a film session or a scouting report to break down the Hoosiers’ opponent in the South Regional semifinals.
Longhorns hold on to topple Mississippi St.
March 18, 2002
Deginald Erskin hit jump shots, tapped in misses and dunked with authority. The Texas forward didn’t miss a shot, and his teammates weren’t too bad either.
McGhee, Sooners advance to Sweet 16
March 18, 2002
Had Aaron McGhee stayed at Cincinnati, he’d be out of the NCAA Tournament and Oklahoma might not be playing next weekend, either.
KANU program gathers praise
March 18, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Bryan Thompson said he has no choice but to be interested in children’s health issues. With five children plus a disabled son who died last year at age 17 Thompson has firsthand experience in many of the topics he explores in his weekly radio series, “Kansas Kids: A Prescription for Change.”
People
March 18, 2002
 Beauty with an attitude  ‘E.T.’ given makeover  Exercise in discipline  All hope not lost
embraces classic TV format
March 18, 2002
Television comedy takes an amusing step back in time with the new sitcom “Baby Bob” (7:30 p.m., CBS). “Bob” recalls such silly classics as “Mr. Ed,” “Bewitched,” “I Dream of Jeannie” and other shows based on an amazing, supernatural or even unnatural secret in the sitcom household.
Prince propels Kentucky into regional semis
Top-seeded Maryland next for surging Wildcats in Sweet 16
March 18, 2002
The route for a repeat trip to the third round of the NCAA tournament was simple for Kentucky: Get the ball to Tayshaun Prince.
Orlando wins fifth game in row
Magic win sixth straight over Philadelphia, 105-103
March 18, 2002
If Pat Garrity can hit a three-pointer, he can make a game-winning shot, too.
Top-seeded Maryland next for surging Wildcats in Sweet 16
March 18, 2002
The route for a repeat trip to the third round of the NCAA tournament was simple for Kentucky: Get the ball to Tayshaun Prince.
s visit
March 18, 2002
In back-to-back attacks Sunday, a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a Jerusalem bus and a Palestinian gunman killed a teen-age girl in a shooting spree near Tel Aviv. Visiting U.S. envoy Anthony Zinni condemned the violence but managed to arrange a meeting between security commanders Sunday as part of his attempts to mediate a cease-fire amid the worst spate of bloodshed in nearly 18 months of Mideast fighting.
color the day
March 18, 2002
Kansas City reached just west, over the state line, for the theme of its St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday. The color scheme came, as always, from the Emerald Isle. But mixed in with all of the green  on hats, T-shirts, even false eyelashes  was a wide streak of red, white and blue.
Bob’ embraces classic TV format
March 18, 2002
Television comedy takes an amusing step back in time with the new sitcom “Baby Bob” (7:30 p.m., CBS). “Bob” recalls such silly classics as “Mr. Ed,” “Bewitched,” “I Dream of Jeannie” and other shows based on an amazing, supernatural or even unnatural secret in the sitcom household.
Missing girls a priority case for FBI
March 18, 2002
After 12-year-old Ashley Pond vanished in January, her friend Miranda Gaddis became angry with her. The 13-year-old thought Ashley was needlessly alarming her friends, her family and police.
Pilot’s fate still subject of speculation
March 18, 2002
In the 11 years since Navy pilot Michael Speicher was shot down over Iraq in the Persian Gulf War, his wife has remarried and his young children have become adolescents.
People
March 18, 2002
Beauty with an attitude ‘E.T.’ given makeover Exercise in discipline All hope not lost
Carl E. Goodin
March 18, 2002
Services for Carl E. Goodin, 43, Lecompton, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Goodin died Friday, March 15, 2002, at his home.
Medal sweep
March 18, 2002
J-W Editorials Norway will get good support in its bid to strip cheating Olympic athletes of medals. After all the scandals and fraudulent activities connected with the recent Winter Olympics staged in Salt Lake City, many people in many nations doubtless are in concurrence with a recent Norwegian venture.
Medal sweep
March 18, 2002
J-W Editorials Norway will get good support in its bid to strip cheating Olympic athletes of medals. After all the scandals and fraudulent activities connected with the recent Winter Olympics staged in Salt Lake City, many people in many nations doubtless are in concurrence with a recent Norwegian venture.
Boston editor’s memory lives on in ‘kids’
March 18, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group I went to visit Tom early in the morning, before the doctors arrived to check the growth of the cancer that had come back with lethal intent. It was my last visit and I knew it, but the nurse stopped me at the doorway and asked me in that voice of pleasant authority: “Are you a member of the family?”
Area briefs
March 18, 2002
Multiculturalism lecture scheduled at KU KU Med heart researchers receive $1.125 million grant Hunter education courses to be offered this month Softball tournament aids scholarship fund
Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick bid farewell to hit Broadway musical
March 18, 2002
Goodbye to Broadway’s original Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom.
Briefly
March 18, 2002
 Mugabe sworn in as president  U.S. denies spy allegations  Coast Guard drug hauls rise
Briefly
March 18, 2002
Mugabe sworn in as president U.S. denies spy allegations Coast Guard drug hauls rise
Carl E. Goodin
March 18, 2002
On the street
March 18, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Public Library What is the best park in Lawrence?
Missing girls a priority case for FBI
March 18, 2002
After 12-year-old Ashley Pond vanished in January, her friend Miranda Gaddis became angry with her. The 13-year-old thought Ashley was needlessly alarming her friends, her family and police.
Pitt stifles Cal, 63-50
March 18, 2002
Pittsburgh teams often have been known for great defense: the Steel Curtain, Bill Mazeroski and Roberto Clemente, Blitzburgh. It might be time to add Pitt’s never-let-‘em-score Panthers to the list.
Church attack kills 5
March 18, 2002
A grenade attack on a Protestant church packed with Sunday worshippers killed five people including an American woman and her daughter in an assault clearly aimed at Pakistan’s foreign community. No group claimed responsibility for the attack, in which at least one young man in black some witnesses said two ran through the center of the church hurling grenades. But suspicion fell on Islamic extremists.
Voters speak
March 18, 2002
To the editor: Some of our students took time from their day and proceeded to Topeka in an effort to save THEIR schools. Very commendable indeed. However this situation is going to require voting parents to take time from our busy day to pay a visit to the Capitol. Organize and go!
s slaying
March 18, 2002
After filing past the open casket of slain Archbishop Isaias Duarte on Sunday, Maria Cristina Rosas fought back her tears. “We’ve lost all of our values,” said Rosas, a housewife, her voice trembling inside Cali’s cool, dark cathedral. “Now, not even the Church is safe.”
Sound off
March 18, 2002
How much are state park permits this year, and where do you have to go to get them? Sherri Henderson, administrative assistant at Clinton State Park, said the prices are as follows:
K.C. parade takes Irish theme over the rainbow
Red, white, blue and green color the day
March 18, 2002
Kansas City reached just west, over the state line, for the theme of its St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday. The color scheme came, as always, from the Emerald Isle. But mixed in with all of the green on hats, T-shirts, even false eyelashes was a wide streak of red, white and blue.
The noise on toys
Favorite brands dominate this year’s new electronics
March 18, 2002
Grown-ups would have had a blast at last month’s Toy Fair in New York all their favorite toys have been repackaged. Mr. Potato Head had his 50th birthday party. Malibu Barbie was reintroduced, unchanged from 1971 (except now she comes with sunscreen). And the 1980s characters Masters of the Universe are back. (Remembers Skeletor, He-Man and Teela?)
Missouri ‘hungry’ entering Sweet 16
March 18, 2002
Next up for Missouri a chance to make a little NCAA history.
Horoscopes
March 18, 2002
KU remembers loss to Illinois
March 18, 2002
By Gary Bedore Call it a coincidence. Or a twist of fate. In what everybody in college basketball has to admit is a weird development, Kansas University, the top seed in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional, will meet No. 4-seeded Illinois in a Sweet 16 contest on Friday in Madison, Wis.
Vinson named second-team all-state
March 18, 2002
Lawrence High senior guard Stephen Vinson was a second-team all-state boys basketball selection by the Topeka Capital-Journal.
U.S. commander says biggest U.S. offensive to be completed soon
March 18, 2002
(Updated Monday at 11:27 a.m.) Wrapping up the largest U.S. offensive of the Afghan war, the commander of forces in Afghanistan said Monday that the mission to destroy Taliban and al-Qaida forces remaining in the country was far from over.
Longhorns hold on to topple Mississippi St.
March 18, 2002
Deginald Erskin hit jump shots, tapped in misses and dunked with authority. The Texas forward didn’t miss a shot, and his teammates weren’t too bad either.
Stewart sent to hospital during Dodge Dealers 400
March 18, 2002
For the first time in years, Sterling Marlin starts every race thinking he can win. Even from the last starting spot in the field.
Colorful floats, sunny skies draw thousands to the streets
March 18, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess An eclectic mix of revelers turned out Sunday for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Thousands of people lined Massachusetts Street to see the parade, which had a mix of fire trucks, policeman, people in scuba suits, a ship, miniature ponies, lowrider cars with hydraulics and Scottish bagpipers.
t address long-term needs
March 18, 2002
For some time, Judge Tracy Klinginsmith has worried whether there will be enough money to keep the 2nd Judicial District operating at full steam after July 1. He worries a little less now, thanks to the Kansas Supreme Court, but still isn’t happy about its short-term solution.
Arms race
March 18, 2002
To the editor: Long after military strategists, scientists, and the public had concluded that there can be no rational use of nuclear weapons, no winners of a nuclear war, the Bush administration has begun to explore the possibility of developing new uses for smaller nuclear weapons and plans for targeting potential enemies.
SLT option?
March 18, 2002
To the editor: The SLT should have been completed years ago and still the state keeps wanting to build it in the same old locations. We get nothing but controversy, lawsuits, protests, etc.
Special ed plea
March 18, 2002
To the editor: This is directed to students needing Special Education. I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I didn’t yell. I’m sorry that I didn’t curse. I’m sorry that I didn’t finger-point at the board of education. I’m sorry that I didn’t threaten. I’m sorry that I didn’t cause a scene. Maybe, if I would’ve done what some of the people representing band/orchestra did, the programs, staff, and services that allow you to learn from the general education curriculum might not have been so swiftly cut.
How to save for retirement while cutting tax bill
March 18, 2002
There are several common tax-sheltered ways to save for retirement. Most are tax-deferred, meaning your investments grow without taxation until you withdraw money. Roth IRAs can sidestep tax entirely. Starting in 2002, you will be allowed to save much more in these accounts  at least for federal purposes. Here’s an overview, including the maximum you were allowed to save in 2001.
Pets’ future at stake
Experts say owners should include furry friends in trusts
March 18, 2002
her loved ones when she dies. So she revised her will to make sure it covered everyone in the family. Even the pets. Eriksen, 67, of Palm Harbor, Fla., added a clause leaving the care of her dogs, Jake and Casey, to the new “Care for Life” program at the Humane Society in Clearwater, Fla
Helpful tips for tax filers
March 18, 2002
So, here we are less than a month away from that dreaded income tax day April 15. Has a year gone by already? As the author Margaret Mitchell wrote in “Gone With the Wind”: ‘Death and taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them!”
Politics can be a family business
March 18, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group When Fred Thompson, grieving over the death of his adult daughter, decided last week to bow out of seeking re-election to the Senate from Tennessee, it was a reminder that politics really is a personal business. Family influences play at least as large a role at election time as any social trend or set of issues. With Thompson as the prospective nominee, the Tennessee seat was considered safely in the Republican column. Now, it becomes competitive, even with former governor and presidential contender Lamar Alexander offering himself as a substitute for Thompson. Alexander faces a Republican primary and a serious challenge from the Democrats neither of which would have been the case had Thompson continued in the race.
Voters speak
March 18, 2002
Look further
March 18, 2002
Siren complaint
March 18, 2002
Judicial budget fix temporary
Stopgap measure of increasing fees doesn’t address long-term needs
March 18, 2002
For some time, Judge Tracy Klinginsmith has worried whether there will be enough money to keep the 2nd Judicial District operating at full steam after July 1. He worries a little less now, thanks to the Kansas Supreme Court, but still isn’t happy about its short-term solution.
Women played significant role as leaders in Lawrence’s history
March 18, 2002
By Mindie Paget Tales of heroic men and boys gunned down during William Quantrill’s early morning raid of the city in 1863 are well-known in Lawrence. Perhaps not as widely known are the stories of their stalwart wives, who in many cases diverted raiders from their husbands and children.
Newton pharmacist seeking treatment
March 18, 2002
The lawyer for a pharmacist accused of drawing blood from people for a bogus study says his client is seeking help from mental health professionals. Corey Penner, 29, is scheduled to appear Friday in Harvey County District Court on 31 counts of misdemeanor battery. If convicted, Penner could face up to 15 1/2 years in prison.
Technology helps make blood donations safer, easier
March 18, 2002
By Dave Toplikar “Faculty?” The woman checking me in for the Lawrence High School blood drive was getting ready to type into a computer.
Colorful floats, sunny skies draw thousands to the streets
March 18, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess An eclectic mix of revelers turned out Sunday for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Thousands of people lined Massachusetts Street to see the parade, which had a mix of fire trucks, policeman, people in scuba suits, a ship, miniature ponies, lowrider cars with hydraulics and Scottish bagpipers.
Producers’ cast changes
Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick bid farewell to hit Broadway musical
March 18, 2002
Goodbye to Broadway’s original Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom.
Ugly rumors swirling around ‘Beautiful Mind’
March 18, 2002
The makers of “A Beautiful Mind” have objected to what they say is a whisper campaign to hurt the Oscar chances of their movie, which is up for eight Academy Awards including best picture.
Colombians sad, fearful after archbishop’s slaying
March 18, 2002
After filing past the open casket of slain Archbishop Isaias Duarte on Sunday, Maria Cristina Rosas fought back her tears. “We’ve lost all of our values,” said Rosas, a housewife, her voice trembling inside Cali’s cool, dark cathedral. “Now, not even the Church is safe.”
Cheney says Mideast crisis takes focus off U.S. concerns about terror
March 18, 2002
Vice President Dick Cheney, nearing an end of his tour of Arab countries, acknowledged Sunday that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has become “a preoccupation for everyone” in the region.
McGhee, Sooners advance to Sweet 16
March 18, 2002
Had Aaron McGhee stayed at Cincinnati, he’d be out of the NCAA Tournament  and Oklahoma might not be playing next weekend, either.
Magic win sixth straight over Philadelphia, 105-103
March 18, 2002
If Pat Garrity can hit a three-pointer, he can make a game-winning shot, too.
March 18, 2002
A high school theater class’s performance of a play about the October 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard was prompted by a letter from a homosexual student to one of his teachers. “Tonight I am sitting on the edge of my bed and I’m holding in my hand my father’s pistol, and I wish I had the courage to put it to my head and pull the trigger,” the letter read.
Helpful tips for tax filers
March 18, 2002
So, here we are less than a month away from that dreaded income tax day  April 15. Has a year gone by already? As the author Margaret Mitchell wrote in “Gone With the Wind”: ‘Death and taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them!”
Illini, Jayhawks to meet in Sweet 16
March 18, 2002
Frank Williams had a horrible first half. He knew it. His teammates knew it. Illinois coach Bill Self knew it.
Jayhawks lose again in last at-bat, swept by Baylor
March 18, 2002
For the third straight game, Kansas University’s baseball team jumped in front of No. 10 Baylor, and for the third straight game the Bears rallied to win in their final at-bat. Baylor needed 11 innings on Sunday afternoon to complete a three-game sweep of the Jayhawks, winning 5-4 at Baylor Ballpark.
Technology helps make blood donations safer, easier
March 18, 2002
By Dave Toplikar “Faculty?” The woman checking me in for the Lawrence High School blood drive was getting ready to type into a computer.
Bearcats first No. 1 seed eliminated
March 18, 2002
Don’t be fooled by UCLA’s seed, record or inconsistent regular season. Once it’s tournament time, nobody plays like the Bruins. And now the storied program that helped put the Madness in March is at it again.
U.S. pledges to help Pakistan pursue those responsible for church attack
March 18, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 2:41 p.m.) The United States says it will help Pakistan pursue the terrorists responsible for a grenade attack at a Protestant church used by foreigners. Five people were killed, including a U.S. Embassy employee and her teen-age daughter.
Cheney to push for Mideast cease-fire
March 18, 2002
(Updated Monday at 8:05 a.m.) U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney joined forces Monday with his country’s special envoy Anthony Zinni in turning up pressure for an elusive Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire.
No. 3 seed sent packing
March 18, 2002
Staring at a 19-point deficit, Southern Illinois could see the season slipping away, its NCAA Tournament plans and season-long goals about to disappear in a lopsided loss.
s fate still subject of speculation
March 18, 2002
In the 11 years since Navy pilot Michael Speicher was shot down over Iraq in the Persian Gulf War, his wife has remarried and his young children have become adolescents.
Politics can be a family business
March 18, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group When Fred Thompson, grieving over the death of his adult daughter, decided last week to bow out of seeking re-election to the Senate from Tennessee, it was a reminder that politics really is a personal business. Family influences play at least as large a role at election time as any social trend or set of issues. With Thompson as the prospective nominee, the Tennessee seat was considered safely in the Republican column. Now, it becomes competitive, even with former governor and presidential contender Lamar Alexander offering himself as a substitute for Thompson. Alexander faces a Republican primary and a serious challenge from the Democrats  neither of which would have been the case had Thompson continued in the race.
March 18, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group I went to visit Tom early in the morning, before the doctors arrived to check the growth of the cancer that had come back with lethal intent. It was my last visit and I knew it, but the nurse stopped me at the doorway and asked me in that voice of pleasant authority: “Are you a member of the family?”
IU coach believes Duke vulnerable
March 18, 2002
A.J. Moye doesn’t need a film session or a scouting report to break down the Hoosiers’ opponent in the South Regional semifinals.
Experts say owners should include furry friends in trusts
March 18, 2002
her loved ones when she dies. So she revised her will to make sure it covered everyone in the family. Even the pets. Eriksen, 67, of Palm Harbor, Fla., added a clause leaving the care of her dogs, Jake and Casey, to the new “Care for Life” program at the Humane Society in Clearwater, Fla
Junior guard overcomes ankle injury to assist in victory over Stanford
March 18, 2002
By Gary Bedore Amazing, isn’t it, what a positive attitude can do for a person? “Every time I’d talk to Kirk he’d say he was going to play even when everyone else was telling him there was no way,” Kansas University junior Nick Collison said of fellow Iowan Kirk Hinrich, who made a quick  some say miraculous  recovery from a left ankle sprain, scoring 15 points in 21 minutes in Saturday’s 86-63 victory over Stanford at Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
s new electronics
March 18, 2002
Grown-ups would have had a blast at last month’s Toy Fair in New York  all their favorite toys have been repackaged. Mr. Potato Head had his 50th birthday party. Malibu Barbie was reintroduced, unchanged from 1971 (except now she comes with sunscreen). And the 1980s characters Masters of the Universe are back. (Remembers Skeletor, He-Man and Teela?)
Pitt stifles Cal, 63-50
March 18, 2002
Pittsburgh teams often have been known for great defense: the Steel Curtain, Bill Mazeroski and Roberto Clemente, Blitzburgh. It might be time to add Pitt’s never-let-‘em-score Panthers to the list.
Montreal standout slowed by sprained shoulder
March 18, 2002
Jose Vidro came back for Montreal and Al Leiter took the mound again for the New York Mets. Both stars professed themselves ready for opening day.
Separate operation captures 31
March 18, 2002
(Updated Monday at 4:35 p.m.) Moving against remnant al-Qaida and Taliban forces in Afghanistan, U.S. forces killed 16 fighters in a gun battle and captured 31 others at a military compound, U.S. officials said Monday.
Church attack kills 5
March 18, 2002
A grenade attack on a Protestant church packed with Sunday worshippers killed five people  including an American woman and her daughter  in an assault clearly aimed at Pakistan’s foreign community. No group claimed responsibility for the attack, in which at least one young man in black  some witnesses said two  ran through the center of the church hurling grenades. But suspicion fell on Islamic extremists.
s history
March 18, 2002
By Mindie Paget Tales of heroic men and boys gunned down during William Quantrill’s early morning raid of the city in 1863 are well-known in Lawrence. Perhaps not as widely known are the stories of their stalwart wives, who in many cases diverted raiders from their husbands and children.
KANU program gathers praise
March 18, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Bryan Thompson said he has no choice but to be interested in children’s health issues. With five children  plus a disabled son who died last year at age 17  Thompson has firsthand experience in many of the topics he explores in his weekly radio series, “Kansas Kids: A Prescription for Change.”
Horoscopes
March 18, 2002
For Monday, March 18, 2002, those with birthdays today: Speak out and express your opinions more often. Don’t think that your thoughts fall on deaf ears. Listen well to feedback, though often you might not like what someone says. If you are single, you will meet someone very special this summer. Suddenly, you will be face to face with someone you want to make yours. If you are attached, you will discover that a loved one cares deeply, more than you realized. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
Nation briefs
March 18, 2002
Dog-killing trial winds down to final arguments Cancer study tracks Hispanic farmworkers
New letters policy
March 18, 2002
Letters to the Journal-World’s Public Forum are an important and enjoyable part of our Opinion Page. To accommodate as many letters as possible, the Journal-World has instituted a new 250-word limit for letters.
Authorities intensifying efforts to thwart theft of anhydrous ammonia
March 18, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Thieves are roaming the state in search of “white buffaloes” Â tanks filled with anhydrous ammonia, which can be used to produce a quick batch of methamphetamines. Kansas legislators, anhydrous ammonia manufacturers, and law and agriculture officials are trying to thwart the thieves with new laws, increased education and the development of new locking devices.
Jayhawks get late game Friday
March 18, 2002
Bulletin: Kansas University will play the second of two Sweet 16 games this Friday at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisc. The first game, scheduled to start at 6:55 p.m. CST, will be Texas vs. Oregon. The Kansas-Illinois game will take place 25 minutes following the conlcusion of the first game.
Grass fires burn out of control
March 18, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Douglas County crackled with out-of-control grass fires Sunday caused by dry conditions and people eager to burn their fields. One fire, just east of Highway 40 and East 200 Road, scorched 25 to 30 acres of grassland.
s New
March 18, 2002
 Fair features newest gadgets  Book a welcome primer on home theater systems  New Photosmart printer offers some improvement
Promotions considered as Letterman trails Leno
March 18, 2002
David Letterman’s new contract with CBS requires the network to throw extra promotional weight behind his late-night program, bowing to Letterman’s hope that will help narrow the gap between his show and ratings leader “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.”
Royals clips Reds
March 18, 2002
Bryan Rekar pitched three solid innings before fading in 84-degree heat, and Kansas City beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 Sunday in a game that amounted to a tryout for the Royals’ rotation.
Fogler apologizes for profanities on telestrator
March 18, 2002
CBS broadcaster Eddie Fogler apologized to the father of Georgia players Jarvis and Jonas Hayes after scrawling profane remarks on a telestrator during the Bulldogs’ second-round loss to Southern Illinois on Sunday.
entering Sweet 16
March 18, 2002
Next up for Missouri  a chance to make a little NCAA history.
K-State kicks Arkansas to advance
March 18, 2002
Laurie Koehn scored 29 points and Nicole Ohlde had 19 as Kansas State beat Arkansas 82-68 Sunday night for the Wildcats’ first round of 16 appearance in 20 years.
Cheney says Mideast crisis takes focus off U.S. concerns about terror
March 18, 2002
Vice President Dick Cheney, nearing an end of his tour of Arab countries, acknowledged Sunday that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has become “a preoccupation for everyone” in the region.
Nation briefs
March 18, 2002
 Dog-killing trial winds down to final arguments  Cancer study tracks Hispanic farmworkers
Stepping Stones seeks volunteers
March 18, 2002
Agency: Stepping Stones
makes hot debut
March 18, 2002
“Ice Age” froze out the competition at movie theaters as the animated film about prehistoric pals debuted with a whopping $47.9 million, a record for a movie opening in March.
Newton pharmacist seeking treatment
March 18, 2002
The lawyer for a pharmacist accused of drawing blood from people for a bogus study says his client is seeking help from mental health professionals. Corey Penner, 29, is scheduled to appear Friday in Harvey County District Court on 31 counts of misdemeanor battery. If convicted, Penner could face up to 15 1/2 years in prison.
Look further
March 18, 2002
To the editor: In response to the trouble at Schwegler School March 6, I believe the Journal-World should look further into this matter, to see what perpetrated this behavior.
K-State kicks Arkansas to advance
March 18, 2002
Laurie Koehn scored 29 points and Nicole Ohlde had 19 as Kansas State beat Arkansas 82-68 Sunday night for the Wildcats’ first round of 16 appearance in 20 years.
March 18, 2002
The makers of “A Beautiful Mind” have objected to what they say is a whisper campaign to hurt the Oscar chances of their movie, which is up for eight Academy Awards including best picture.
Arms race
March 18, 2002
How to save for retirement while cutting tax bill
March 18, 2002
There are several common tax-sheltered ways to save for retirement. Most are tax-deferred, meaning your investments grow without taxation until you withdraw money. Roth IRAs can sidestep tax entirely. Starting in 2002, you will be allowed to save much more in these accounts at least for federal purposes. Here’s an overview, including the maximum you were allowed to save in 2001.
Title IX record
March 18, 2002