Archive for Friday, March 22, 2002

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Daily ticker
March 22, 2002
Ford: Texas has something to prove
Longhorns’ guard wants school to be known for more than football
March 22, 2002
T.J. Ford winced after a tough practice Thursday.
William Ira Honeycutt
March 22, 2002
OU’s Price hands loss to Arizona
Sooners’ guard uses ‘new set of hands’ to score 26 points in 88-67 victory
March 22, 2002
Superstition gave Hollis Price his new hands and Oklahoma its chance to advance.
Local briefs
March 22, 2002
 Legislature: Research bill advances for Senate consideration Topeka  A Senate committee Thursday endorsed increasing a $110 million research bond proposal to $123 million. Members also approved adding $7 million in operating funds for an aircraft lab in Wichita. The research measure will probably be considered by the full Senate next week. Under the bill, $110 million would be used to help build a biomedical center at Kansas University, food-safety lab at Kansas State and engineering center at Wichita State. At the request of the aircraft industry, the Senate Ways and Means Committee added $13 million in bonds to buy equipment for the National Institute for Aviation Research lab at WSU. Committee members also said they would provide $7 million to NIAR over a four-year period starting in mid-2003. Sen. Stephen Morris, R-Hugoton, chairman of Ways and Means, said the research bill was one of the most important pieces of legislation being considered during the legislative session. _______  Death: Lenexa resident dies while vacationing in Virgin Islands Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands  A Kansas man died of heat stroke while taking a walk in St. Thomas where his cruise ship was docked, a medical examiner said on Thursday. Robert Olsen, 54, an assistant U.S. attorney from Lenexa, was visiting the Caribbean island aboard the Carnival Triumph on Tuesday. His wife, Terry, told police Olsen left Tuesday morning to take a walk, and she called police when he failed to return that evening. Temperatures reached 85 degrees (30 degrees Celsius) that day. Olsen’s body was found early Wednesday near a road east of Charlotte Amalie, police spokeswoman Annette Raimer. St. Thomas medical examiner Dr. Francisco Landron found no signs of trauma and no indications of any disease that could have killed Olsen. With no other possible causes, Landron ruled Olsen died of heat stroke. Landron said Olsen had been hiking on a steep trail under a hot sun. _______  Accident: Legislator’s son electrocuted Springfield, Mo.  The son of a prominent Kansas legislator was electrocuted while doing flooring work at an underground storage warehouse in southwest Missouri. Kevin Neufeld, 37, died about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday at Dairy Concepts in Springfield, officials said. Neufeld was the son of Republican Rep. Melvin Neufeld of Ingalls, in southwest Kansas. The younger Neufeld owned Doores Neufeld Co., a flooring business in the Kansas City suburb of Blue Springs. His company was doing some remodeling work for Dairy Concepts, which leases a temperature-controlled warehouse at Springfield Underground Inc., officials said. Neufeld apparently was electrocuted when he unplugged a 480-volt cord to a piece of equipment, Springfield Police spokesman Kirk Manlove said. Neufeld lived in Lee’s Summit with his wife and two daughters, ages 11 and 8. _______  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 22, 2002
Legislature: Research bill advances for Senate consideration Topeka A Senate committee Thursday endorsed increasing a $110 million research bond proposal to $123 million. Members also approved adding $7 million in operating funds for an aircraft lab in Wichita. The research measure will probably be considered by the full Senate next week. Under the bill, $110 million would be used to help build a biomedical center at Kansas University, food-safety lab at Kansas State and engineering center at Wichita State. At the request of the aircraft industry, the Senate Ways and Means Committee added $13 million in bonds to buy equipment for the National Institute for Aviation Research lab at WSU. Committee members also said they would provide $7 million to NIAR over a four-year period starting in mid-2003. Sen. Stephen Morris, R-Hugoton, chairman of Ways and Means, said the research bill was one of the most important pieces of legislation being considered during the legislative session. _______ Death: Lenexa resident dies while vacationing in Virgin Islands Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands A Kansas man died of heat stroke while taking a walk in St. Thomas where his cruise ship was docked, a medical examiner said on Thursday. Robert Olsen, 54, an assistant U.S. attorney from Lenexa, was visiting the Caribbean island aboard the Carnival Triumph on Tuesday. His wife, Terry, told police Olsen left Tuesday morning to take a walk, and she called police when he failed to return that evening. Temperatures reached 85 degrees (30 degrees Celsius) that day. Olsen’s body was found early Wednesday near a road east of Charlotte Amalie, police spokeswoman Annette Raimer. St. Thomas medical examiner Dr. Francisco Landron found no signs of trauma and no indications of any disease that could have killed Olsen. With no other possible causes, Landron ruled Olsen died of heat stroke. Landron said Olsen had been hiking on a steep trail under a hot sun. _______ Accident: Legislator’s son electrocuted Springfield, Mo. The son of a prominent Kansas legislator was electrocuted while doing flooring work at an underground storage warehouse in southwest Missouri. Kevin Neufeld, 37, died about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday at Dairy Concepts in Springfield, officials said. Neufeld was the son of Republican Rep. Melvin Neufeld of Ingalls, in southwest Kansas. The younger Neufeld owned Doores Neufeld Co., a flooring business in the Kansas City suburb of Blue Springs. His company was doing some remodeling work for Dairy Concepts, which leases a temperature-controlled warehouse at Springfield Underground Inc., officials said. Neufeld apparently was electrocuted when he unplugged a 480-volt cord to a piece of equipment, Springfield Police spokesman Kirk Manlove said. Neufeld lived in Lee’s Summit with his wife and two daughters, ages 11 and 8. _______ 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.
Is TV an Oscars training ground?
The link is stronger than most people think
March 22, 2002
Tell a friend that television does more for the Oscars than just beam them to the world.
Horoscopes
March 22, 2002
Krause services
March 22, 2002
Joy L. Maniez
March 22, 2002
Black history
March 22, 2002
Nursing needs
March 22, 2002
Powell services
March 22, 2002
Mary Louise Downing
March 22, 2002
On the record
March 22, 2002
Silly study
March 22, 2002