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Al-Qaida and Taliban figures hiding in Pakistan biding time for a comeback
March 19, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 3:15 p.m.) Protected by sympathetic clerics, up to 1,000 Taliban and al-Qaida leaders are hiding in Pakistan and planning a Taliban comeback in Afghanistan, according to Taliban members and others familiar with the Islamic movement.
Cheney says Washington has no immediate plan against Iraq, according to Turkish leader
March 19, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 3:13 p.m.) U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney told Turkish officials that Washington does not plan military action against Iraq in the near future, Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit said Tuesday.
House budget plan includes deep cuts
March 19, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 11:01 a.m.) By Scott Rothschild TOPEKA — House budget writers Tuesday presented a no-new-taxes budget that would force deep cuts to public schools and higher education, reduce services to the elderly and handicapped, furlough state employees and even put state property up for sale.
Pakistan to send DNA samples of suspected church attacker to the United States
March 19, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 6:36 a.m.) Pakistan will send the United States DNA samples from the body of a man believed to have carried out a deadly grenade attack on a Protestant church, a government official said Tuesday.
U.S. ground forces withdrawn from battle zone
March 19, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 6:36 a.m.) All U.S. and Canadian forces have withdrawn from the eastern Shah-e-Kot Valley, where the biggest U.S.-led ground offensive of the war in Afghanistan took place earlier this month, a U.S. general said Tuesday.
Horoscopes
March 19, 2002
For Tuesday, March 19, 2002, those with birthdays today: Aim for what you want; don’t settle for less. You will find your pace to be hectic in this next year. You have the ability to keep smiling no matter what you say. When you get sudden insights or see situations differently, stay more level and even in your dealings. Don’t just reverse your course out of the blue. If you are single, you will connect easily with others. If you are attached, your relationship will flourish in an unprecedented manner. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
6Sports video report: Stanford players impressed by Jayhawks
March 19, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the reactions from Stanford players after their second round loss to the Jayhawks.
6Sports video report: Notes from St. Louis
March 19, 2002
James Sido reports from the Edward Jones Dome foollowing the Kansas-Stanford game.
6Sports video report: KU rolls over Stanford
March 19, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on Saturday’s second round NCAA tournament Jayhawk victory over Stanford.
6Sports video report: KU fans enjoy pregame festivities in St. Louis
March 19, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on Saturday’s pre-game activities before the Jayhawks met the Stanford Cardinal in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
6Sports video report: Hawks greeted after second round win
March 19, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the fans celebrating the Jayhawks return to Lawrence at 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning.
A moment memorable to these Tigers
March 19, 2002
Missouri isn’t haunted by the ghost of Tyus Edney. When the 12th seed in the West Regional plays UCLA in the round of 16 on Thursday night, it’ll be the first meeting between the teams since Edney’s famous length-of-the-court dash.
Bush pushes for policies to increase job creation
March 19, 2002
Despite promising signs on both war and the economy, President Bush warned Monday, “We’re not out of the woods yet.” He offered new help for small businesses and demanded that he get his way in boosting the Pentagon budget.
Front office job suits former Kansas City infielder
March 19, 2002
The first thing Frank White did for the Kansas City Royals was pour concrete. While waiting to attend the Royals’ development academy, the unemployed teen was given a union card and put to work on the construction crew building Kauffman Stadium.
Hewlett-Packard seeks support on Compaq merger
March 19, 2002
The six-month fight over the $21 billion deal to combine Hewlett-Packard and Compaq nears a conclusion today with a shareholder vote on what would be the computer industry’s biggest merger.
Fatal dog-mauling case goes to jury today
March 19, 2002
Against a backdrop of bloody autopsy pictures, a prosecutor implored jurors Monday to convict two dog owners in the mauling death of a neighbor, saying they ignored the warning signs of their “time bomb” animals.
standout no powder puff anymore
March 19, 2002
Aces can count as little or big in blackjack, but when you’re a 6-foot-8-inch, 250-pound basketball player, you’re expected to work the low post and keep saying, “hit me.”
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Talking Heads, Ramones, Tom Petty
March 19, 2002
Leather jackets and mohawk hair cuts mixed with tuxedos as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened its doors Monday night to honor punk rock’s first generation, along with Tom Petty, former teen idol Brenda Lee and “Shaft” maestro Isaac Hayes.
Arab film fest seeks American audience
March 19, 2002
Organizers of the city’s biennial Arab film festival say it is more important than ever for Americans to see a side of Arab life beyond what’s on television. About 280 people turned out for the festival’s opening night Friday  about 100 more people than attended two years ago.
Sound off
March 19, 2002
I noticed they put up a barrier so cars can no longer turn left off of Seventh Street into the post office drop-off box area. Are they also considering expanding that barrier so that cars can no longer turn left into the parking spaces as well? That would make that street a lot more safe. David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer, said: “There are no current plans to extend the barrier at this time.”
KU softball to play
March 19, 2002
Kansas Univeristy softball will play host to Bradley at 3 p.m. today at Jayhawk Field. Kansas, 14-10, will begin Big 12 Conference action Wednesday with a doubleheader against Oklahoma State.
U.S. must get involved in Mideast
March 19, 2002
By Trudy Rubin Knight Ridder Newspapers The Bush administration has finally been jolted out of its delusion that it could let the Mideast conflict blaze without getting scorched itself. While Ramallah burned  along with Israeli cafes and tanks  administration officials kept chanting the official mantra: “There’s little we can do until both sides are ready.”
Something special seems to happen to UCLA during NCAA tournament
March 19, 2002
Yes, the kid stays in the picture. It helps that Steve Lavin has seen this movie before. “It’s a Bill Murray-Groundhog Day situation,” Lavin said, standing outside the locker room Sunday, after UCLA jolted Cincinnati, 105-101, in two overtimes to join Duke as the only teams to make the Final 16 in the past three NCAA Tournaments.
Al-Qaida and Taliban figures hiding in Pakistan biding time for a comeback
March 19, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 3:15 p.m.) Protected by sympathetic clerics, up to 1,000 Taliban and al-Qaida leaders are hiding in Pakistan and planning a Taliban comeback in Afghanistan, according to Taliban members and others familiar with the Islamic movement.
Plans for sewage lagoon upset neighbors
March 19, 2002
By Mike Belt Neighbors of a new church being built west of Lawrence are raising a stink about the plans that call for a sewage lagoon to be constructed nearby.
A rainbow of harmonies make up musical
March 19, 2002
Rehearsing songs for their upcoming musical titled “Colors, We’re Better Together,” are, from left, Erin Jansen, Ellen Kyriakos and Colleen McDonald in the Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H. The weeklong Spring Break theatre program culminates with a performance at 2 p.m. Friday at the LCT. Children learned lines and music Monday.
State offices may cut hours
March 19, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Officials are considering a plan to shut down state government one day every two weeks, furloughing tens of thousands of employees in a cost-saving move to help bridge about $680 million budget shortfall.
City Hall bracing for budget cutbacks
March 19, 2002
By Joel Mathis Cut out the cars. That’s Mayor Mike Rundle’s lone suggestion on how the city might squeeze its budget next year: Cut down the number of city vehicles taken home by staff members. Other than that, Rundle admits, “I don’t have much specific.”
Your money: Lay-offs don’t have to cause problems
March 19, 2002
Karen Bledsoe reports on some steps to take after being laid-off.
Baker blanked twice
March 19, 2002
Abilene Christian swept Baker University, 12-0 and 7-0, in college baseball on Monday. Designated hitter Fred Kraft had three of Baker’s nine hits.
Oklahoma advances to regional semifinal
BYU eliminates No. 3 seed Iowa State at Hilton Coliseum
March 19, 2002
Once Villanova’s shots stopped falling, the Wildcats had almost no shot of beating Oklahoma. The Sooners, who withstood an early three-point flurry, got 30 points from LaNeishea Caufield to win 66-53 Monday night in the second round of the NCAA West Regional.
Blazers bash Celtics
Portland hits 11 threes in 100-91 victory
March 19, 2002
The Portland Trail Blazers are playing so well that they even beat the Boston Celtics in a three-point contest. Bonzi Wells and Derek Anderson each hit a pair of threes in the fourth quarter and the Blazers made 11 in all on Monday night to beat Boston 100-91, Portland’s 15th win in its last 16 games.
Errors help Royals tie; George sharp for five
March 19, 2002
Philadelphia second baseman Marlon Anderson committed four errors, including two with two out in the ninth inning to allow an unearned run, as the Phillies and Kansas City Royals played to a 4-4 tie Monday in 11 innings.
White all right in new role
Front office job suits former Kansas City infielder
March 19, 2002
The first thing Frank White did for the Kansas City Royals was pour concrete. While waiting to attend the Royals’ development academy, the unemployed teen was given a union card and put to work on the construction crew building Kauffman Stadium.
Not just image
March 19, 2002
Recruiting praise
March 19, 2002
Organization celebrates 100th anniversary
March 19, 2002
By Jim Baker This is a special year in the history of 4-H, because it marks the organization’s 100th anniversary. The occasion will be celebrated in a number of ways locally and at the state and national levels.
A fair amount of effort and fun
Brothers ‘have a blast’ with 4-H projects
March 19, 2002
By Jim Baker Tom, Cody and Sam Wilson are 4-H to the max. For proof of that, just visit their home, about three miles west of Baldwin Junction and a mile or so north of Worden. Everywhere you look, there are animals that the boys raise as 4-H projects. Some of the critters will make the trip to the Douglas County Free Fair this August to compete for ribbons.
No place like home during tournament play
Mississippi State, California unhappy about playing lower-seeded teams on road
March 19, 2002
When asked about the new NCAA Tournament guideline that kept more teams closer to home, most coaches said they were going to wait and see how it affected the early rounds. With seven of the remaining 16 teams winning their first two games without even having to pay cell phone roaming charges, the responses are starting to be heard.
Big 12 finally factor in NCAA
No more March sadness with four teams in Sweet 16
March 19, 2002
The Big 12 Conference has never had a problem getting teams into the NCAA Tournament. It’s sticking around that’s been tough. Finally this March, the 6-year-old league has broken through, with four teams among the remaining 16, the most for any conference. Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri all will try giving the Big 12 its first Final Four team or two.
Bush prods young to volunteer
March 19, 2002
By Larry Eichel Knight Ridder Newspapers President Bush’s visit to Philadelphia last week to promote the value of community service and his new USA Freedom Corps didn’t draw much national attention.
U.S. must get involved in Mideast
March 19, 2002
By Trudy Rubin Knight Ridder Newspapers The Bush administration has finally been jolted out of its delusion that it could let the Mideast conflict blaze without getting scorched itself. While Ramallah burned along with Israeli cafes and tanks administration officials kept chanting the official mantra: “There’s little we can do until both sides are ready.”
House OKs driver’s license bills
March 19, 2002
Young Kansas men would be able to obtain or renew their driver’s licenses and fulfill an obligation to register for the draft under a bill approved by the House.
Attorney general approves city rental ordinance
Stovall’s opinion hints that courts may have to rule on constitutionality of inspection process
March 19, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence’s ordinance limiting the number of unrelated people who can rent a single-family home together is OK. Inspecting those rental homes is a murkier issue. That’s the essence of a legal opinion released to the public Monday by Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall that may give fresh ammunition to both sides of an expected lawsuit about the city’s new rental ordinances.
Sentencing for multiple murders starts
March 19, 2002
A Jackson County judge began hearing evidence Monday to help him decide if Gary Beach, who killed five men in his Kansas City home, should live or die. Beach, 59, pleaded guilty last month to five counts of first-degree murder for the city’s worst killing spree in the 1990s.
Melda Bell Einstein
March 19, 2002
A rainbow of harmonies make up musical
March 19, 2002
Rehearsing songs for their upcoming musical titled “Colors, We’re Better Together,” are, from left, Erin Jansen, Ellen Kyriakos and Colleen McDonald in the Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H. The weeklong Spring Break theatre program culminates with a performance at 2 p.m. Friday at the LCT. Children learned lines and music Monday.
Cheney visit raises hopes for truce
March 19, 2002
Spurred on by a U.S. peace mission, Israeli troops early today pulled out of Bethlehem, edging closer to a cease-fire with the Palestinians in the 18-month-old Mideast conflict.
City Hall bracing for budget cutbacks
March 19, 2002
By Joel Mathis Cut out the cars. That’s Mayor Mike Rundle’s lone suggestion on how the city might squeeze its budget next year: Cut down the number of city vehicles taken home by staff members. Other than that, Rundle admits, “I don’t have much specific.”
State offices may cut hours
March 19, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Officials are considering a plan to shut down state government one day every two weeks, furloughing tens of thousands of employees in a cost-saving move to help bridge about $680 million budget shortfall.
Arab film fest seeks American audience
March 19, 2002
Organizers of the city’s biennial Arab film festival say it is more important than ever for Americans to see a side of Arab life beyond what’s on television. About 280 people turned out for the festival’s opening night Friday about 100 more people than attended two years ago.
Punk’s first generation honored
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Talking Heads, Ramones, Tom Petty
March 19, 2002
Leather jackets and mohawk hair cuts mixed with tuxedos as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened its doors Monday night to honor punk rock’s first generation, along with Tom Petty, former teen idol Brenda Lee and “Shaft” maestro Isaac Hayes.
6News video report: KU fans preparing for Sweet 16 game
March 19, 2002
Janet Reid reports on increasing sales of Jayhawk memorobilia and game preparations being made by KU fans in the area.
Baker blanked twice
March 19, 2002
Abilene Christian swept Baker University, 12-0 and 7-0, in college baseball on Monday. Designated hitter Fred Kraft had three of Baker’s nine hits.
Officials offer tips for those seeking work
March 19, 2002
By Karen Palermo Bledsoe The recession is ending, economists say. But most employers still aren’t planning to increase employment to pre-slowdown levels. And many firms still are looking for ways to cut costs. That means we may continue to hear words like “laid off,” “downsized” or even “fired.”
Husband criticized in child drownings
March 19, 2002
Andrea Yates was formally sentenced to life in prison Monday for drowning her children as some of her relatives went on television and accused her husband of not doing enough to help her.
s license bills
March 19, 2002
Young Kansas men would be able to obtain or renew their driver’s licenses and fulfill an obligation to register for the draft under a bill approved by the House.
Officials say mistakes made in handling foot-and-mouth scare
March 19, 2002
The state livestock commissioner told legislators Monday that last week’s unfounded rumor of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak will change how information is disseminated. George Teagarden told the House Agriculture Committee that his agency  the Animal Health Department  lacked an adequate plan for dealing with such rumors.
NAIA: Oklahoma Baptist advances to final
March 19, 2002
DuJuan Brown scored 33 points as Oklahoma Baptist beat Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 93-81 Monday night in the semifinals of the NAIA Division I tournament. The Bison (32-4) will play Science & Arts (Okla.) in the finals tonight.
New devices hold promise
March 19, 2002
By Mindie Paget Imagine being able to strap on a headband that could read your mind and move the cursor around on your computer screen based on your thoughts. It sounds like science fiction, but researchers at Kansas University are testing the “mind mouse,” officially known as Cyberlink, on study subjects who can’t otherwise use a computer because of a developmental or physical disability.
Births
March 19, 2002
David and Tina Kosinki, Lawrence, a boy, Saturday. Brandon and Julie Hetherington, Nortonville, a boy, Sunday.
Campaign to renovate Crafton-Preyer Theatre lobby, mezzanine
March 19, 2002
By Jan Biles While Friends of the Theatre members may believe that all the world’s a stage, they also know the entrance to it needs to be attractive and useful. The community-based support organization for University Theatre has kicked off a fund-raising drive to raise money to renovate the mezzanine and inner lobby areas of Crafton-Preyer Theatre in Murphy Hall.
Betrayal of trust
March 19, 2002
The Catholic Church has much to answer for concerning instances of priesthood pedophilia. When a list of ultimate betrayals of trust is compiled, sexual abuse of a child by a parent or guardian has to be one of the leaders.
Wichita-built eateries receive tribute
March 19, 2002
Some museum exhibits educate, some inspire, some warn. This one just wants to know, “What’ll ya have?” The traveling exhibit, a joint project of the Kansas State Historical Society and the Providence, R.I.-based American Diner Museum, is still in the planning stages.
Midwest: No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 6 Texas
March 19, 2002
The story line: Oregon is the nation’s biggest surprise this season, and the Ducks have a trio that rivals anybody’s in the nation for providing points in guard Luke Ridnour, swingman Frederick Jones and forward Luke Jackson.
6News video report: More budget cuts possible
March 19, 2002
Trish Ayers reports on deepening budget cuts for Lawrence public schools.
comes into his own
March 19, 2002
In the words of the old Frank Sinatra song, “Imagination is funny.” Conan O’Brien’s former sidekick puts his fantasies into overdrive in the deliriously silly new sitcom “Andy Richter Controls the Universe” (7:30 p.m., Fox).
East: No. 1 Maryland vs. No. 4 Kentucky
March 19, 2002
The story line: This season Maryland has played with the burden of being an expected Final Four team. Kentucky, meanwhile, has played with the burden of being Kentucky. Which is tougher? Good question.
South: No. 1 Duke vs. No. 5 Indiana
March 19, 2002
The story line: Just pencil Duke into the regional final. Indiana is fundamentally sound, but the Hoosiers don’t have the athletes to stay with Duke. The only way to beat the Blue Devils is to have a top-flight point guard who can penetrate into the paint.
Goodin services
March 19, 2002
Services for Carl E. Goodin, 43, Lecompton, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Goodin died Friday, March 15, 2002, at his home.
Frances E. Albertson
March 19, 2002
Overland Park  Services for Frances E. Albertson, 87, Olathe and formerly of Lawrence, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Ascension, 9510 W. 127th St., Overland Park. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Lawrence. Mrs. Albertson died Sunday, March 17, 2002 at the Villa St. Francis.
On the street
March 19, 2002
Asked on Jayhawk Boulevard What won’t you be doing for spring break?
East: No. 2 Connecticut vs. No. 11 So. Illinois
March 19, 2002
The story line: UConn hasn’t looked that impressive in either of its victories, but in sophomore forward Caron Butler, the Huskies have a genuine standout and a guy SIU isn’t going to be able to stop.
South: No. 3 Pitt vs. No. 10 Kent State
March 19, 2002
The story line: Pittsburgh has been one of the nation’s biggest surprises thanks to junior point guard Brandin Knight, who  much like his brother, Brevin Knight, was at Stanford  is a solid ballhandler, penetrator, shooter and defender.
Decision due soon on basketball coach
March 19, 2002
Nolan Richardson’s bid to keep his job as Arkansas coach will be decided by the middle of the week.
Tuition rates
March 19, 2002
To the editor: The Journal-World’s March 6 editorial (“You study, you pay”) was very timely, in that the Kansas Board of Regents has asked the state universities to develop five-year plans for tuition. Kansas University will submit such a plan in April for final action by the board in May.
Cheney says Washington has no immediate plan against Iraq, according to Turkish leader
March 19, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 3:13 p.m.) U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney told Turkish officials that Washington does not plan military action against Iraq in the near future, Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit said Tuesday.
6Sports video report: KU rolls over Stanford
March 19, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on Saturday’s second round NCAA tournament Jayhawk victory over Stanford.
6Sports video report: Stanford players impressed by Jayhawks
March 19, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the reactions from Stanford players after their second round loss to the Jayhawks.
with 4-H projects
March 19, 2002
By Jim Baker Tom, Cody and Sam Wilson are 4-H to the max. For proof of that, just visit their home, about three miles west of Baldwin Junction and a mile or so north of Worden. Everywhere you look, there are animals that the boys raise as 4-H projects. Some of the critters will make the trip to the Douglas County Free Fair this August to compete for ribbons.
s opinion hints that courts may have to rule on constitutionality of inspection process
March 19, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence’s ordinance limiting the number of unrelated people who can rent a single-family home together is OK. Inspecting those rental homes is a murkier issue. That’s the essence of a legal opinion released to the public Monday by Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall that may give fresh ammunition to both sides of an expected lawsuit about the city’s new rental ordinances.
BYU eliminates No. 3 seed Iowa State at Hilton Coliseum
March 19, 2002
Once Villanova’s shots stopped falling, the Wildcats had almost no shot of beating Oklahoma. The Sooners, who withstood an early three-point flurry, got 30 points from LaNeishea Caufield to win 66-53 Monday night in the second round of the NCAA West Regional.
Democrat, Tanner says
March 19, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas House on Monday approved a Republican congressional map that splits Lawrence. One Lawrence-area Republican voted for it, though he said he didn’t like it. He, like Democratic opponents of the plan, said the map was drawn to hurt re-election chances of U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, the only Democrat from Kansas in Congress.
Herbert Mathew Seiwald
March 19, 2002
Private services for Herbert Mathew Seiwald, 78, Lawrence, will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Seiwald died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Daily ticker
March 19, 2002
Dow Industrials Â29.48, 10,577.75
Hewlett-Packard seeks support on Compaq merger
March 19, 2002
The six-month fight over the $21 billion deal to combine Hewlett-Packard and Compaq nears a conclusion today with a shareholder vote on what would be the computer industry’s biggest merger.
Bush pushes for policies to increase job creation
March 19, 2002
Despite promising signs on both war and the economy, President Bush warned Monday, “We’re not out of the woods yet.” He offered new help for small businesses and demanded that he get his way in boosting the Pentagon budget.
Enron sign coming down in Houston
March 19, 2002
The Houston Astros will dismantle one of the four largest remaining signs bearing the former Enron Field tag today.
6Sports video report: KU fans enjoy pregame festivities in St. Louis
March 19, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on Saturday’s pre-game activities before the Jayhawks met the Stanford Cardinal in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Region Briefs
March 19, 2002
 Exhibit captures images of space hardware  Teen-ager arrested in senior’s death  Police shoot, kill armed suspect
Briefly
March 19, 2002
Washington, D.C.: U.S. to seek death penalty against Sept. 11 suspect New York City: WTC vehicles’ return delayed Washington, D.C.: Sky patrols to be reduced London: Troops head to Afghanistan
OU’s McGhee muscles up
Sooners’ standout no powder puff anymore
March 19, 2002
Aces can count as little or big in blackjack, but when you’re a 6-foot-8-inch, 250-pound basketball player, you’re expected to work the low post and keep saying, “hit me.”
Andy’ comes into his own
March 19, 2002
In the words of the old Frank Sinatra song, “Imagination is funny.” Conan O’Brien’s former sidekick puts his fantasies into overdrive in the deliriously silly new sitcom “Andy Richter Controls the Universe” (7:30 p.m., Fox).
Area briefs
March 19, 2002
Lawrence schools shine at chess championship Islam to be topic of forum Cottonwood artists to present exhibit Stovall to testify against Colorado reservoir expansion
Teachers, police, priests charged in child porn sting
March 19, 2002
Little League coaches, two Catholic priests, six other clergy members, a teacher’s aide, a school bus driver and at least one police officer are among the 89 people charged with participating in an Internet site where hard-core child pornography was traded, federal authorities said Monday.
Please TV guys: More on players, less on coaches
March 19, 2002
Can we stop with this incessant coach worship in the NCAA basketball tournament? Please? I’m tired of seeing the bombardment of sideline shot after sideline shot of some basketball Einstein doing nothing more taxing than calling a timeout.
Pakistan to send DNA samples of suspected church attacker to the United States
March 19, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 6:36 a.m.) Pakistan will send the United States DNA samples from the body of a man believed to have carried out a deadly grenade attack on a Protestant church, a government official said Tuesday.
Betrayal of trust
March 19, 2002
The Catholic Church has much to answer for concerning instances of priesthood pedophilia. When a list of ultimate betrayals of trust is compiled, sexual abuse of a child by a parent or guardian has to be one of the leaders.
No more March sadness with four teams in Sweet 16
March 19, 2002
The Big 12 Conference has never had a problem getting teams into the NCAA Tournament. It’s sticking around that’s been tough. Finally this March, the 6-year-old league has broken through, with four teams among the remaining 16, the most for any conference. Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri all will try giving the Big 12 its first Final Four team  or two.
Horoscopes
March 19, 2002
Lavin’s teams more reliable than reputation
Something special seems to happen to UCLA during NCAA tournament
March 19, 2002
Yes, the kid stays in the picture. It helps that Steve Lavin has seen this movie before. “It’s a Bill Murray-Groundhog Day situation,” Lavin said, standing outside the locker room Sunday, after UCLA jolted Cincinnati, 105-101, in two overtimes to join Duke as the only teams to make the Final 16 in the past three NCAA Tournaments.
Plans for sewage lagoon upset neighbors
March 19, 2002
By Mike Belt Neighbors of a new church being built west of Lawrence are raising a stink about the plans that call for a sewage lagoon to be constructed nearby.
U.S. forces kill 16 at tail end of Operation Anaconda
March 19, 2002
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.
Melda Bell Einstein
March 19, 2002
Services for Melda Bell Einstein, 86, Lawrence, will be 11 a.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Beni Israel Cemetery. Mrs. Einstein died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
Daily ticker
March 19, 2002
Edney’s dash isn’t memorable to these Tigers
March 19, 2002
Missouri isn’t haunted by the ghost of Tyus Edney. When the 12th seed in the West Regional plays UCLA in the round of 16 on Thursday night, it’ll be the first meeting between the teams since Edney’s famous length-of-the-court dash.
Museums honor all-metal diners
Wichita-built eateries receive tribute
March 19, 2002
Some museum exhibits educate, some inspire, some warn. This one just wants to know, “What’ll ya have?” The traveling exhibit, a joint project of the Kansas State Historical Society and the Providence, R.I.-based American Diner Museum, is still in the planning stages.
House approves splitting city
Congressional map designed to ‘hurt’ Democrat, Tanner says
March 19, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas House on Monday approved a Republican congressional map that splits Lawrence. One Lawrence-area Republican voted for it, though he said he didn’t like it. He, like Democratic opponents of the plan, said the map was drawn to hurt re-election chances of U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, the only Democrat from Kansas in Congress.
New devices hold promise
March 19, 2002
By Mindie Paget Imagine being able to strap on a headband that could read your mind and move the cursor around on your computer screen based on your thoughts. It sounds like science fiction, but researchers at Kansas University are testing the “mind mouse,” officially known as Cyberlink, on study subjects who can’t otherwise use a computer because of a developmental or physical disability.
Fatal dog-mauling case goes to jury today
March 19, 2002
Against a backdrop of bloody autopsy pictures, a prosecutor implored jurors Monday to convict two dog owners in the mauling death of a neighbor, saying they ignored the warning signs of their “time bomb” animals.
Say cheese: Kansas headed to Wisconsin
March 19, 2002
By Gary Bedore Roy Williams, who has traveled all over the world in his 51 years on the planet, has yet to set foot in Madison, Wis. “Never been to Madison, never seen the campus. I’ve heard it’s really nice,” Kansas University’s basketball coach said Monday about the location of Friday’s Sweet 16 contest against Illinois at Kohl Center in Wisconsin’s capital.
Briefcase
March 19, 2002
Analysts expect Fed to signal future rate increase Germany: Andersen, KPMG officials discuss merging outside U.S. Energy: Aquila to buy interest in British electricity firm Securities: Treasury rates increase
Briefs
March 19, 2002
House panel endorses industry ‘no-call’ bill Committee considers gambling expansion Panel endorses bills favored by abortion foes
Briefs
March 19, 2002
 House panel endorses industry ‘no-call’ bill  Committee considers gambling expansion  Panel endorses bills favored by abortion foes
New York trades two defensemen for forward
March 19, 2002
The New York Rangers acquired forward Pavel Bure in a trade with the Florida Panthers on Monday night.
Bush prods young to volunteer
March 19, 2002
By Larry Eichel Knight Ridder Newspapers President Bush’s visit to Philadelphia last week to promote the value of community service and his new USA Freedom Corps didn’t draw much national attention.
Teachers, police, priests charged in child porn sting
March 19, 2002
Little League coaches, two Catholic priests, six other clergy members, a teacher’s aide, a school bus driver and at least one police officer are among the 89 people charged with participating in an Internet site where hard-core child pornography was traded, federal authorities said Monday.
Unemployed should seek aid, experts say
Officials offer tips for those seeking work
March 19, 2002
By Karen Palermo Bledsoe The recession is ending, economists say. But most employers still aren’t planning to increase employment to pre-slowdown levels. And many firms still are looking for ways to cut costs. That means we may continue to hear words like “laid off,” “downsized” or even “fired.”
School of Education faces turnover of chairmen
March 19, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Department chairmen at Kansas University often get caught in the uncomfortable middle between upper administration and faculty members. That’s why it’s sometimes hard to find people to fill the positions.
t have to cause problems
March 19, 2002
Karen Bledsoe reports on some steps to take after being laid-off.
6Sports video report: Notes from St. Louis
March 19, 2002
James Sido reports from the Edward Jones Dome foollowing the Kansas-Stanford game.
Baseball Briefs
March 19, 2002
 Martinez, others OK, Red Sox manager says  Phillies’ Rolen reportedly argues with base coach  Piniella leaves M’s to be with father  Cards’ Ankiel sound in Monday workout
Mississippi State, California unhappy about playing lower-seeded teams on road
March 19, 2002
When asked about the new NCAA Tournament guideline that kept more teams closer to home, most coaches said they were going to wait and see how it affected the early rounds. With seven of the remaining 16 teams winning their first two games without even having to pay cell phone roaming charges, the responses are starting to be heard.
Portland hits 11 threes in 100-91 victory
March 19, 2002
The Portland Trail Blazers are playing so well that they even beat the Boston Celtics in a three-point contest. Bonzi Wells and Derek Anderson each hit a pair of threes in the fourth quarter and the Blazers made 11 in all on Monday night to beat Boston 100-91, Portland’s 15th win in its last 16 games.
Panthers deal Bure to Rangers
New York trades two defensemen for forward
March 19, 2002
The New York Rangers acquired forward Pavel Bure in a trade with the Florida Panthers on Monday night.
Local briefs
March 19, 2002
Plans to build sewage lagoon upset some church neighbors Some neighbors in the area of the new Heritage Baptist Church being built at North 1800 and East 800 roads are upset that plans call for a sewage lagoon to be constructed nearby. The Rev. Scott Hanks, church pastor, doesn’t blame the neighbors, but says the church has no other choice. _______________________________________________ Jayhawk basketball: Alumni Association plans ‘Sweet 16’ pep rally Friday The Kansas University pep band will start the ball rolling Friday with a pregame rally at the Madison Concourse Hotel Ballroom in Madison, Wis. To get primed for the Jayhawks’ Sweet 16 showdown with Illinois in the NCAA Tournament, KU alumni and friends are invited to begin gathering at 3 p.m. in the Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St. At 4 p.m. in the ballroom, the pep band and Spirit Squad will swing to the beat of “I’m a Jayhawk.” The KU Alumni Association will host the event at the Concourse, which is the official team hotel. After the rally, fans can head to the Kohl Center in Madison for the first-session game at 6:55 p.m. between No. 2 seed Oregon and No. 6 seed Texas. KU, seeded No. 1 in the Midwest, will face No. 4 seed Illinois in the second game, about 9:15 p.m. For more information, call the Alumni Association at (800) KU-HAWKS or check www.kualumni.org, or tourney.kusports.com. _______________________________________________ Crime: Driver arrested after chase An 18-year-old Lawrence man was arrested by Lawrence Police on Friday night after he allegedly led them on a car chase. Randy D. Berglund was taken to the Douglas County Jail on charges of attempting to elude police, reckless driving and others. According to police reports, about 10 p.m. a patrol officer saw two Ford Mustangs traveling at high speed south on Massachusetts Street from 19th Street. The officer pursued one of the cars, a red 1980 Mustang, through several streets before losing it around 15th and Massachusetts streets, a report said. A short while later another officer saw the car at 23rd Street and Learnard Avenue and was able to stop it, reports said. Berglund was released from jail Saturday morning and given a notice to appear Wednesday in Lawrence Municipal Court. _______________________________________________ Courts: Customer files lawsuit after being locked in store A Lawrence man who said he was intentionally locked inside a convenience store so that he was unable to leave after a dispute last year with a clerk has filed a lawsuit against Zarco 66, 900 Iowa. James Hardman, 39, is seeking damages in excess of $75,000 against the store and the clerk named only as “Jane Doe.” Hardman and his attorney, David Berkowitz, will try to identify the clerk during proceedings. On Sept. 18, 2001, Hardman was inside the store making a purchase when the clerk electronically locked the store so he couldn’t leave for 25 minutes. According to a report taken by Lawrence Police at the time, Hardman and the clerk exchanged angry words when she refused to give change for a hundred dollar bill for purchase. A second clerk in the store did make the change, however. The owner of the store, Scott Zaremba, said he had not seen the lawsuit and declined to comment. _______________________________________________ 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.
Williams wins Naismith
March 19, 2002
Duke’s Jason Williams and Connecticut’s Sue Bird won the Naismith Awards on Monday as the top college basketball players in the country. Bird’s coach at UConn, Geno Auriemma, and Pittsburgh’s Ben Howland were the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s choices for top coaches.
School of Education faces turnover of chairmen
March 19, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Department chairmen at Kansas University often get caught in the uncomfortable middle between upper administration and faculty members. That’s why it’s sometimes hard to find people to fill the positions.
Self calm during Big Dance
March 19, 2002
Less than an hour before Illinois was to tip off Sunday, a fellow popped out of his locker room. He waved at a familiar face. Glanced up at a TV monitor in the hallway showing some game. Stuck his hands in his pockets and, well, kind of hung out for a moment or two watching TV with some sentry seated there.
Please TV guys: More on players, less on coaches
March 19, 2002
Can we stop with this incessant coach worship in the NCAA basketball tournament? Please? I’m tired of seeing the bombardment of sideline shot after sideline shot of some basketball Einstein doing nothing more taxing than calling a timeout.
KU professors to speak at Cold War conference
March 19, 2002
Ethnic conflicts, economic decline and other troubles following the Cold War will be the focus of a conference April 13 at Johnson County Community College.
South: No. 1 Duke vs. No. 5 Indiana
March 19, 2002
The story line: Just pencil Duke into the regional final. Indiana is fundamentally sound, but the Hoosiers don’t have the athletes to stay with Duke. The only way to beat the Blue Devils is to have a top-flight point guard who can penetrate into the paint.
KU bowler second in Youth Masters
March 19, 2002
Kansas University sophomore Marc D’Errico bowed to Josh Harper of Pikeville College in the championship match of the Youth Masters bowling tournament last weekend.
South: No. 3 Pitt vs. No. 10 Kent State
March 19, 2002
The story line: Pittsburgh has been one of the nation’s biggest surprises thanks to junior point guard Brandin Knight, who much like his brother, Brevin Knight, was at Stanford is a solid ballhandler, penetrator, shooter and defender.
Midwest: No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 4 Illinois
March 19, 2002
The story line: At the beginning of the season, this matchup would’ve gotten a few votes as the probable national final. But the Illini struggled for much of the season before righting themselves in February.
West: No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Arizona
March 19, 2002
The story line: No one expected Arizona to be here after the Wildcats lost four starters off last season’s nation runner-up.
East: No. 1 Maryland vs. No. 4 Kentucky
March 19, 2002
The story line: This season Maryland has played with the burden of being an expected Final Four team. Kentucky, meanwhile, has played with the burden of being Kentucky. Which is tougher? Good question.
East: No. 2 Connecticut vs. No. 11 So. Illinois
March 19, 2002
The story line: UConn hasn’t looked that impressive in either of its victories, but in sophomore forward Caron Butler, the Huskies have a genuine standout and a guy SIU isn’t going to be able to stop.
West: No. 8 UCLA vs. No. 12 Missouri
March 19, 2002
The story line: It was a pretty good bet before the season that each of these teams would be in the Sweet 16. But given their regular-season struggles, that both have advanced this far is a shocker.
NAIA: Oklahoma Baptist advances to final
March 19, 2002
DuJuan Brown scored 33 points as Oklahoma Baptist beat Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 93-81 Monday night in the semifinals of the NAIA Division I tournament. The Bison (32-4) will play Science & Arts (Okla.) in the finals tonight.
KU golfers fifth
March 19, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s golf team was tied for fifth in a 15-team field Monday after two rounds of the Cleveland Collegiate Championships. Kansas recorded rounds of 283 and 291 for a total of 574 on the 6,380 yard, par-71 Palmetto Golf Club. Virginia Tech leads with a two-round total of 558.
KU softball to play
March 19, 2002
Kansas Univeristy softball will play host to Bradley at 3 p.m. today at Jayhawk Field. Kansas, 14-10, will begin Big 12 Conference action Wednesday with a doubleheader against Oklahoma State.
Midwest: No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 6 Texas
March 19, 2002
The story line: Oregon is the nation’s biggest surprise this season, and the Ducks have a trio that rivals anybody’s in the nation for providing points in guard Luke Ridnour, swingman Frederick Jones and forward Luke Jackson.
Say cheese: Kansas headed to Wisconsin
March 19, 2002
By Gary Bedore Roy Williams, who has traveled all over the world in his 51 years on the planet, has yet to set foot in Madison, Wis. “Never been to Madison, never seen the campus. I’ve heard it’s really nice,” Kansas University’s basketball coach said Monday about the location of Friday’s Sweet 16 contest against Illinois at Kohl Center in Wisconsin’s capital.
Future bright for Creighton
March 19, 2002
If Creighton fails to reach the NCAA tournament a fifth straight season, it won’t be because of a lack of experience. The Bluejays made it to the NCAA second round this year without a senior on the roster.
Williams wins Naismith
March 19, 2002
Duke’s Jason Williams and Connecticut’s Sue Bird won the Naismith Awards on Monday as the top college basketball players in the country. Bird’s coach at UConn, Geno Auriemma, and Pittsburgh’s Ben Howland were the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s choices for top coaches.
Tuition rates
March 19, 2002
Royals Briefs
March 19, 2002
 Olathe native sent to minor league camp  Knoblauch’s father dies at age 87 in Houston
Riverside backing
March 19, 2002
To the editor: Why is it that every chance she gets Mary Loveland seems intent on closing Riverside School? Supposedly elementary enrollment in Lawrence is eroding each year. It has been stated many times that excess capacity exists at numerous Lawrence elementary schools. If that is true why was Langston Hughes built? Or are the students on that side of town more deserving?
Recruiting praise
March 19, 2002
To the editor: We were dismayed at the negative column in the Lawrence Journal-World by Dolph Simons on Saturday, regarding recruiting efforts by Kansas University. Our experiences with the Office of Admissions and Scholarships and other KU offices have been extremely positive. Our daughter is seriously considering attending KU. KU is on her list of the final two. This in spite of the fact that she has received substantial scholarships offers from other universities (as much as $14,000 per year guaranteed for four years).
People
March 19, 2002
Joel-John tour postponed Four children for starters Singer psychoanalyzes conduct
People
March 19, 2002
 Joel-John tour postponed  Four children for starters  Singer psychoanalyzes conduct
On the record
March 19, 2002
On the record
March 19, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
March 19, 2002
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
March 19, 2002
IN 1977 Heavy rains of up to 2 inches soaked the general region, including parched Baldwin. But drought-riddled Lawrence got only .20 of an inch of badly needed moisture. Baldwin, however, was in far worse shape from the standpoint of water supply.
NBA Briefs
March 19, 2002
Commissioner pleased with direction of Denver Gugliotta out for season with right foot injury Timberwolves sign Pack to replace Avery
NBA Briefs
March 19, 2002
 Commissioner pleased with direction of Denver  Gugliotta out for season with right foot injury  Timberwolves sign Pack to replace Avery
KU golfers fifth
March 19, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s golf team was tied for fifth in a 15-team field Monday after two rounds of the Cleveland Collegiate Championships. Kansas recorded rounds of 283 and 291 for a total of 574 on the 6,380 yard, par-71 Palmetto Golf Club. Virginia Tech leads with a two-round total of 558.
Goodin services
March 19, 2002
Fuel efficiency
March 19, 2002
To the editor: The Senate’s recent decision to pass on (Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency) standards to the White House does not show much sense. This White House will not likely form any meaningful standards.
Fuel efficiency
March 19, 2002
Frances E. Albertson
March 19, 2002
College Basketball Briefs
March 19, 2002
Tar Heels lose sophomore guard UCSB adds three years to coaches’ contracts Minnesota soph plans to return
Area briefs
March 19, 2002
 Lawrence schools shine at chess championship  Islam to be topic of forum  Cottonwood artists to present exhibit  Stovall to testify against Colorado reservoir expansion
Illini expect tougher KU squad
Both teams have changed since last season
March 19, 2002
By Gary Bedore Illinois didn’t just beat Kansas last year. The Illini beat up the Jayhawks, winning the battle of the backboards by 15 in an 80-64 Sweet 16 victory over the Jayhawks on March 23 in San Antonio.
U.S. forces kill 16 at tail end of Operation Anaconda
March 19, 2002
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.
Terror tactic brings switch to ‘soft’ targets
March 19, 2002
The State Department has warned that additional terrorist attacks against U.S. interests may be imminent. And in a parallel warning to Americans not to travel in Yemen, the department said it has “credible evidence” that terrorists associated with the al-Qaida network have planned attacks there.
Royals Briefs
March 19, 2002
Olathe native sent to minor league camp Knoblauch’s father dies at age 87 in Houston
Baseball Briefs
March 19, 2002
Martinez, others OK, Red Sox manager says Phillies’ Rolen reportedly argues with base coach Piniella leaves M’s to be with father Cards’ Ankiel sound in Monday workout
Enron sign coming down in Houston
March 19, 2002
The Houston Astros will dismantle one of the four largest remaining signs bearing the former Enron Field tag today.
Gonzalez giddy as Ranger
Slugger back in Texas where he holds career homer, RBI records
March 19, 2002
Juan Gonzalez strolls through the Texas clubhouse, a bat in his hand and a smile on his face. On the way to his locker, sandwiched by those of Rafael Palmeiro and Alex Rodriguez, Gonzalez chats with several teammates.
Arkansas president, Richardson talk it over
Decision due soon on basketball coach
March 19, 2002
Nolan Richardson’s bid to keep his job as Arkansas coach will be decided by the middle of the week.
Happy Days’ diner for teens, adults
March 19, 2002
Happy days are returning to this central-Kansas town. A long-dormant restaurant on U.S. 50 Highway in Burrton has been outfitted with antiques, memorabilia and a staff of mostly teen-agers sporting the rolled-up jeans look that was popular in the 1950s.
Popular pastor to leave Wichita
March 19, 2002
The largest black church in the state has learned it is losing its pastor at the end of June. The Rev. Tyrone Gordon spoke in a shaky voice Sunday as he told his congregation at St. Mark United Methodist Church that he was leaving to lead the 7,800-member St. Luke Community United Methodist Church in Dallas.
Band’s name touches post-Sept. 11 nerve
March 19, 2002
One thing New York-based dance-pop duo I Am the World Trade Center has considered recently: a name change. For the past two years, vocalist Amy Dykes and multi-instrumentalist Dan Geller have been touring and recording under that name, attracting fans to Austin, Tex.’s spring music festival, South by Southwest, in 2000 and 2001 solely on the uniqueness of it.
Riverside backing
March 19, 2002
Drive raising funds for theater
Campaign to renovate Crafton-Preyer Theatre lobby, mezzanine
March 19, 2002
By Jan Biles While Friends of the Theatre members may believe that all the world’s a stage, they also know the entrance to it needs to be attractive and useful. The community-based support organization for University Theatre has kicked off a fund-raising drive to raise money to renovate the mezzanine and inner lobby areas of Crafton-Preyer Theatre in Murphy Hall.
Officials say mistakes made in handling foot-and-mouth scare
March 19, 2002
The state livestock commissioner told legislators Monday that last week’s unfounded rumor of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak will change how information is disseminated. George Teagarden told the House Agriculture Committee that his agency the Animal Health Department lacked an adequate plan for dealing with such rumors.
Kansas Senate redistricting stalls on Johnson County
March 19, 2002
A disagreement over how to draw boundaries in Johnson County is hindering progress on a new Kansas Senate redistricting plan. The Senate Reapportionment Committee planned to meet four days this week to discuss a new map. Two weeks ago, Gov. Bill Graves vetoed a bill redrawing the 40 Senate districts.
Schools may face deeper cuts
March 19, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Just when the Lawrence school board came to terms with nearly $5 million in spending cuts and fee increases, there’s word that they might have to dig deeper. On Monday, the Kansas Department of Education asked Lawrence public school district officials to assess what would be the result if the 2002 Legislature made massive cuts in appropriations to school districts enough to require $8 million in adjustments by the local school board.
Baldwin police officers threaten to file lawsuit
March 19, 2002
By Mike Belt Three Baldwin police officers are seeking $300,000 in damages from the city for rights violations and are threatening to go to court if they don’t get it. The officers say their due process, civil and free speech rights were violated last year as a result of an investigation into the Police Department.
Scout officials start leftover cookie sale
March 19, 2002
It’s not the traditional way Girl Scout cookies are sold, but scouting officials in Wichita say it’s working. With public sales finished for the year, officials don’t want the 2,000 boxes of leftover cookies to go to waste.
Husband criticized in child drownings
March 19, 2002
Andrea Yates was formally sentenced to life in prison Monday for drowning her children as some of her relatives went on television and accused her husband of not doing enough to help her.
States press Microsoft case
Kansas among those seeking new penalties against software giant
March 19, 2002
Nine states asked a judge Monday to impose tougher penalties against Microsoft, citing internal memos as evidence the software giant had persisted in thwarting competitors even as it was being found guilty of antitrust violations.
Herbert Mathew Seiwald
March 19, 2002
Insurance costs mount for city of Lecompton
March 19, 2002
Insurance for the city of Lecompton will jump more than 19 percent for 2002-2003. Kent Grigg, of KG Insurance Inc. in Olathe, said the city’s premium would increase from $7,143 to $8,543.
Revlon pays for story line on soap opera
March 19, 2002
The cosmetics maker Revlon is paying ABC millions of dollars to be featured as a foil for Susan Lucci’s character in the soap opera “All My Children” during the next few months. Lucci’s character, Erica Kane, runs her own cosmetics company, Enchantment, in the daytime drama.
Friends and neighbors
March 19, 2002
Friends and neighbors
March 19, 2002
Brandon Miller, 12, left, and Dillon Filkins, 12, show their patriotism last fall. They did not plan to wear the same shirt, but Dillon’s mother painted the stars on each of their cheeks. Debbie Filkins 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.
6News video report: More budget cuts possible
March 19, 2002
Trish Ayers reports on deepening budget cuts for Lawrence public schools.
House budget plan includes deep cuts
March 19, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 11:01 a.m.) By Scott Rothschild TOPEKA — House budget writers Tuesday presented a no-new-taxes budget that would force deep cuts to public schools and higher education, reduce services to the elderly and handicapped, furlough state employees and even put state property up for sale.
Organization celebrates 100th anniversary
March 19, 2002
By Jim Baker This is a special year in the history of 4-H, because it marks the organization’s 100th anniversary. The occasion will be celebrated in a number of ways locally and at the state and national levels.
Cheney visit raises hopes for truce
March 19, 2002
Spurred on by a U.S. peace mission, Israeli troops early today pulled out of Bethlehem, edging closer to a cease-fire with the Palestinians in the 18-month-old Mideast conflict.
Insurance costs mount for city of Lecompton
March 19, 2002
Insurance for the city of Lecompton will jump more than 19 percent for 2002-2003. Kent Grigg, of KG Insurance Inc. in Olathe, said the city’s premium would increase from $7,143 to $8,543.
Kansas among those seeking new penalties against software giant
March 19, 2002
Nine states asked a judge Monday to impose tougher penalties against Microsoft, citing internal memos as evidence the software giant had persisted in thwarting competitors even as it was being found guilty of antitrust violations.
Errors help Royals tie
March 19, 2002
Philadelphia second baseman Marlon Anderson committed four errors, including two with two out in the ninth inning to allow an unearned run, as the Phillies and Kansas City Royals played to a 4-4 tie Monday in 11 innings.
Commodities
March 19, 2002
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator  Wheat, $2.60; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.24. Edgerton Elevator  Wheat, $2.63; corn, $1.80; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.24. Overbrook Elevator  Wheat, $2.63; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.24. Midland Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.80; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.24. Lawrence North Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.83; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.27. Lawrence South Elevator  Wheat, $2.63; corn, $1.80; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.24. Pauline Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.85; milo, $1.81; soybeans, $4.29.
Scout officials start leftover cookie sale
March 19, 2002
It’s not the traditional way Girl Scout cookies are sold, but scouting officials in Wichita say it’s working. With public sales finished for the year, officials don’t want the 2,000 boxes of leftover cookies to go to waste.
Baldwin police officers threaten to file lawsuit
March 19, 2002
By Mike Belt Three Baldwin police officers are seeking $300,000 in damages from the city for rights violations and are threatening to go to court if they don’t get it. The officers say their due process, civil and free speech rights were violated last year as a result of an investigation into the Police Department.
Sentencing for multiple murders starts
March 19, 2002
A Jackson County judge began hearing evidence Monday to help him decide if Gary Beach, who killed five men in his Kansas City home, should live or die. Beach, 59, pleaded guilty last month to five counts of first-degree murder for the city’s worst killing spree in the 1990s.
KU professors to speak at Cold War conference
March 19, 2002
Ethnic conflicts, economic decline and other troubles following the Cold War will be the focus of a conference April 13 at Johnson County Community College.
Schools may face deeper cuts
March 19, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Just when the Lawrence school board came to terms with nearly $5 million in spending cuts and fee increases, there’s word that they might have to dig deeper. On Monday, the Kansas Department of Education asked Lawrence public school district officials to assess what would be the result if the 2002 Legislature made massive cuts in appropriations to school districts  enough to require $8 million in adjustments by the local school board.
Kansas Senate redistricting stalls on Johnson County
March 19, 2002
A disagreement over how to draw boundaries in Johnson County is hindering progress on a new Kansas Senate redistricting plan. The Senate Reapportionment Committee planned to meet four days this week to discuss a new map. Two weeks ago, Gov. Bill Graves vetoed a bill redrawing the 40 Senate districts.
Library losses
March 19, 2002
To the editor: It is important for the public to fully understand the impact of approved budget cuts for students in the Lawrence schools. Actions in the Kansas Legislature have left the Lawrence school board with few options regarding our school budget.
Popular pastor to leave Wichita
March 19, 2002
The largest black church in the state has learned it is losing its pastor at the end of June. The Rev. Tyrone Gordon spoke in a shaky voice Sunday as he told his congregation at St. Mark United Methodist Church that he was leaving to lead the 7,800-member St. Luke Community United Methodist Church in Dallas.
diner for teens, adults
March 19, 2002
Happy days are returning to this central-Kansas town. A long-dormant restaurant on U.S. 50 Highway in Burrton has been outfitted with antiques, memorabilia and a staff of mostly teen-agers sporting the rolled-up jeans look that was popular in the 1950s.
targets
March 19, 2002
The State Department has warned that additional terrorist attacks against U.S. interests may be imminent. And in a parallel warning to Americans not to travel in Yemen, the department said it has “credible evidence” that terrorists associated with the al-Qaida network have planned attacks there.
s name touches post-Sept. 11 nerve
March 19, 2002
One thing New York-based dance-pop duo I Am the World Trade Center has considered recently: a name change. For the past two years, vocalist Amy Dykes and multi-instrumentalist Dan Geller have been touring and recording under that name, attracting fans to Austin, Tex.’s spring music festival, South by Southwest, in 2000 and 2001 solely on the uniqueness of it.
Teen on the street
March 19, 2002
Asked at Borders What does 4-H stand for?
Future bright for Creighton
March 19, 2002
If Creighton fails to reach the NCAA tournament a fifth straight season, it won’t be because of a lack of experience. The Bluejays made it to the NCAA second round this year without a senior on the roster.
Revlon pays for story line on soap opera
March 19, 2002
The cosmetics maker Revlon is paying ABC millions of dollars to be featured as a foil for Susan Lucci’s character in the soap opera “All My Children” during the next few months. Lucci’s character, Erica Kane, runs her own cosmetics company, Enchantment, in the daytime drama.
West: No. 8 UCLA vs. No. 12 Missouri
March 19, 2002
The story line: It was a pretty good bet before the season that each of these teams would be in the Sweet 16. But given their regular-season struggles, that both have advanced this far is a shocker.
Slugger back in Texas where he holds career homer, RBI records
March 19, 2002
Juan Gonzalez strolls through the Texas clubhouse, a bat in his hand and a smile on his face. On the way to his locker, sandwiched by those of Rafael Palmeiro and Alex Rodriguez, Gonzalez chats with several teammates.
West: No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Arizona
March 19, 2002
The story line: No one expected Arizona to be here after the Wildcats lost four starters off last season’s nation runner-up.
U.S. ground forces withdrawn from battle zone
March 19, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 6:36 a.m.) All U.S. and Canadian forces have withdrawn from the eastern Shah-e-Kot Valley, where the biggest U.S.-led ground offensive of the war in Afghanistan took place earlier this month, a U.S. general said Tuesday.
6Sports video report: Hawks greeted after second round win
March 19, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the fans celebrating the Jayhawks return to Lawrence at 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning.
Midwest: No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 4 Illinois
March 19, 2002
The story line: At the beginning of the season, this matchup would’ve gotten a few votes as the probable national final. But the Illini struggled for much of the season before righting themselves in February.
KU bowler second in Youth Masters
March 19, 2002
Kansas University sophomore Marc D’Errico bowed to Josh Harper of Pikeville College in the championship match of the Youth Masters bowling tournament last weekend.
Self calm during Big Dance
March 19, 2002
Less than an hour before Illinois was to tip off Sunday, a fellow popped out of his locker room. He waved at a familiar face. Glanced up at a TV monitor in the hallway showing some game. Stuck his hands in his pockets and, well, kind of hung out for a moment or two watching TV with some sentry seated there.
Both teams have changed since last season
March 19, 2002
By Gary Bedore Illinois didn’t just beat Kansas last year. The Illini beat up the Jayhawks, winning the battle of the backboards by 15 in an 80-64 Sweet 16 victory over the Jayhawks on March 23 in San Antonio.
6News video report: KU fans preparing for Sweet 16 game
March 19, 2002
Janet Reid reports on increasing sales of Jayhawk memorobilia and game preparations being made by KU fans in the area.
Briefcase
March 19, 2002
 Analysts expect Fed to signal future rate increase  Germany: Andersen, KPMG officials discuss merging outside U.S.  Energy: Aquila to buy interest in British electricity firm  Securities: Treasury rates increase
Region Briefs
March 19, 2002
Exhibit captures images of space hardware Teen-ager arrested in senior’s death Police shoot, kill armed suspect
Not just image
March 19, 2002
To the editor: The letter from John Grace, for the nonprofit nursing home association, complaining about your reporting on the study ranking Wichita as the worst city in the U.S. for nursing home care mystifies. In the last six months or so, this paper has reported at least three shocking studies on nursing homes  the study of government surveys about which Grace was complaining; a GAO report that crimes against nursing home residents, such as beatings and rape, are rarely prosecuted, and the federal Medicare/Medicaid study showing that about 90 percent of nursing homes do not provide enough staff to avoid actual harm to residents. All of these highly credible studies pointing to poor care, and all Grace can say is how hard it is on the industry to have the Wichita ranking headlined!
Nation Briefs
March 19, 2002
 Kentucky: Floods sweep South, blamed for 6 deaths  Boston: Conservatives seek cardinal’s resignation  San Francisco: Desegregation plan based on family income  Washington, D.C.: New iceberg breaks from Antarctica  Washington, D.C.: High Court suspends attorney F. Lee Bailey
Nation Briefs
March 19, 2002
Kentucky: Floods sweep South, blamed for 6 deaths Boston: Conservatives seek cardinal’s resignation San Francisco: Desegregation plan based on family income Washington, D.C.: New iceberg breaks from Antarctica Washington, D.C.: High Court suspends attorney F. Lee Bailey
Local briefs
March 19, 2002
 Plans to build sewage lagoon upset some church neighbors Some neighbors in the area of the new Heritage Baptist Church being built at North 1800 and East 800 roads are upset that plans call for a sewage lagoon to be constructed nearby. The Rev. Scott Hanks, church pastor, doesn’t blame the neighbors, but says the church has no other choice. _______________________________________________  Jayhawk basketball: Alumni Association plans ‘Sweet 16’ pep rally Friday The Kansas University pep band will start the ball rolling Friday with a pregame rally at the Madison Concourse Hotel Ballroom in Madison, Wis. To get primed for the Jayhawks’ Sweet 16 showdown with Illinois in the NCAA Tournament, KU alumni and friends are invited to begin gathering at 3 p.m. in the Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St. At 4 p.m. in the ballroom, the pep band and Spirit Squad will swing to the beat of “I’m a Jayhawk.” The KU Alumni Association will host the event at the Concourse, which is the official team hotel. After the rally, fans can head to the Kohl Center in Madison for the first-session game at 6:55 p.m. between No. 2 seed Oregon and No. 6 seed Texas. KU, seeded No. 1 in the Midwest, will face No. 4 seed Illinois in the second game, about 9:15 p.m. For more information, call the Alumni Association at (800) KU-HAWKS or check www.kualumni.org, or tourney.kusports.com. _______________________________________________  Crime: Driver arrested after chase An 18-year-old Lawrence man was arrested by Lawrence Police on Friday night after he allegedly led them on a car chase. Randy D. Berglund was taken to the Douglas County Jail on charges of attempting to elude police, reckless driving and others. According to police reports, about 10 p.m. a patrol officer saw two Ford Mustangs traveling at high speed south on Massachusetts Street from 19th Street. The officer pursued one of the cars, a red 1980 Mustang, through several streets before losing it around 15th and Massachusetts streets, a report said. A short while later another officer saw the car at 23rd Street and Learnard Avenue and was able to stop it, reports said. Berglund was released from jail Saturday morning and given a notice to appear Wednesday in Lawrence Municipal Court. _______________________________________________  Courts: Customer files lawsuit after being locked in store A Lawrence man who said he was intentionally locked inside a convenience store so that he was unable to leave after a dispute last year with a clerk has filed a lawsuit against Zarco 66, 900 Iowa. James Hardman, 39, is seeking damages in excess of $75,000 against the store and the clerk named only as “Jane Doe.” Hardman and his attorney, David Berkowitz, will try to identify the clerk during proceedings. On Sept. 18, 2001, Hardman was inside the store making a purchase when the clerk electronically locked the store so he couldn’t leave for 25 minutes. According to a report taken by Lawrence Police at the time, Hardman and the clerk exchanged angry words when she refused to give change for a hundred dollar bill for purchase. A second clerk in the store did make the change, however. The owner of the store, Scott Zaremba, said he had not seen the lawsuit and declined to comment. _______________________________________________  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.
Library losses
March 19, 2002
College Basketball Briefs
March 19, 2002
 Tar Heels lose sophomore guard  UCSB adds three years to coaches’ contracts  Minnesota soph plans to return
Briefly
March 19, 2002
 Washington, D.C.: U.S. to seek death penalty against Sept. 11 suspect  New York City: WTC vehicles’ return delayed  Washington, D.C.: Sky patrols to be reduced  London: Troops head to Afghanistan