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World Online report: Kansas vanquishes Illinois, 73-69
March 22, 2002
(Updated Friday at 11:39 p.m.) Jeff Boschee bricked a free-throw with 19.4 seconds to go. Keith Langford did not miss his opportunity 17 seconds later. In fact, Kansas’ freshmen proved their worth today, as the Jayhawks avenged last year’s Sweet 16 loss to these same Illini. Langford, Aaron Miles and Wayne Simien combined for 35 of KU’s 73 points.
U.S. Embassy closes down as police seize weapons, arrest espionage suspect
March 22, 2002
(Updated Friday at 12:30 p.m.) The U.S. Embassy shut down all operations Friday because of a terrorist threat, just days after police raided an Islamic charity, arrested an espionage suspect and seized bogus passports, weapons and plans for making bombs and booby traps, officials said.
Pakistani prosecutor charges suspects in murder of Wall Street journalist
March 22, 2002
(Updated Friday at 12:35 p.m.) The alleged mastermind of the kidnapping of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and 10 accomplices were charged in his death Friday in a special anti-terrorism court.
Turnout at Wichita job fair signals loss of workers
March 22, 2002
City and aircraft company officials are concerned that plenty of Wichita aircraft workers apparently are willing to move out of the state to find work.
Government offers aid to laid-off Boeing workers
March 22, 2002
Thousands of workers laid off from Boeing’s commercial aircraft division will be eligible for added federal assistance, including job search allowances and income support, the Labor Department said Thursday.
Uncertainty limits Democrats in Congress
March 22, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe They don’t know whether they’ll be in the majority or the minority this time next year. They don’t know who their leaders will be. They don’t know where their money is going to come from. They don’t know what issues to stress or how to push them. Congressional Democrats, closer to power than they were at the end of the Clinton years, are nonetheless in a fix in the Bush years. In public, they boast they are within striking distance of strengthening their one-seat majority in the Senate and winning back the House after eight years in the wilderness.
Black history
March 22, 2002
Nursing needs
March 22, 2002
Daughter charged in mother’s murder
March 22, 2002
As the daughter of a Butler County woman faced murder charges in her death, family and friends of the mother expressed sorrow and confusion Wednesday. The body of Patricia Self, 46, was found Tuesday morning in her burned home near Augusta.
Small-town banks are robbery targets
March 22, 2002
While it’s not quite like the days of Bonnie and Clyde, authorities say they’re seeing a growing trend of robbers targeting small-town banks in Kansas. In a little more than a year there have been at least seven bank robberies in towns of less than 1,400, said Bill Seck, who heads Wichita’s FBI office. Six of the robberies occurred in towns of less than 800.
Retired salesman says he provided stolen medicines
March 22, 2002
A retired drug salesman pleaded guilty Thursday to providing stolen drugs to pharmacist Robert R. Courtney, who has admitted he watered down cancer drugs for profit. FBI spokesman Jeff Lanza said Courtney bought $200,000 worth of drugs from Aram C. Paraghamian that were stolen from a Denver area hospital.
Deft film transcends lesbian stereotypes
March 22, 2002
In “Kissing Jessica Stein,” the title character is a 30-ish Jewish everyday neurotic, a New York magazine copy editor who, pressured by family, society and herself, concludes it’s time to get serious with a relationship.
Israel ends cease-fire talks after suicide bombings
March 22, 2002
A former Palestinian policeman blew himself up Thursday afternoon in the heart of Jerusalem’s shopping district, killing three Israelis, wounding more than 60 people and prompting Israel to call off a a round of U.S.- brokered truce talks. The Al Aqsa Brigades, a militia linked to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s Fatah faction, claimed responsibility for the bombing, which came a day after an Islamic militant set off explosions on a crowded bus in northern Israel, killing himself and seven others.
Sudanese rebel leader visits Kansas
March 22, 2002
By Dave Ranney The events of Sept. 11 were horrible. But the head of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement asked Kansans to realize what’s happening in his country is even worse.
Powell services
March 22, 2002
Advocates fear arts a victim of shortfall
March 22, 2002
By Scott Rothschild State Rep. Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence, on Thursday sought to calm the fears of arts advocates after the committee she serves on voted to zero-out the Kansas Arts Commission from the state budget. Ballard is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which has approved a bill that would bridge a $700 million revenue shortfall through cuts only. The bill could be debated by the House next week.
School cuts remain key budget hang-up
March 22, 2002
House Speaker Kent Glasscock promised Thursday to oppose cuts in aid to public schools, while a key senator said his target for tax increases is $280 million. Glasscock, R-Manhattan, noted that the House Appropriations Committee has endorsed a budget proposal cutting education spending by $208 million. The plan would reduce base aid to public schools by $303 per student, to $3,567 from the current $3,870.
House defeats attempts to sell liquor on Sundays
March 22, 2002
The House defeated an effort Thursday to allow retail sales of beer, wine and liquor on Sundays in counties where voters approved.
Video surveillance planned for Mall
March 22, 2002
The National Park Service will begin round-the-clock video surveillance at all major monuments on the Mall by October, moving aggressively in the wake of last year’s terrorist attacks to tighten security around national symbols visited by millions of tourists each year.
Hoch, Mickelson, DiMarco tied
Rain plagues opening round of Players Championship
March 22, 2002
Tiger Woods was right when he said The Players Championship had to play firm and fast to allow the best players to separate themselves from the toughest field in golf.
Church newspaper clarifies remarks about priests, celibacy
March 22, 2002
The Boston Archdiocese’s newspaper says a recent editorial raising questions about priest celibacy, ordination of women and homosexuality has been widely misinterpreted.
Lawmakers: U.S. policy toward Cuba is a failure
March 22, 2002
House members took aim Thursday at the Bush administration’s Cuba policy, calling for an easing of the trade embargo and an end to restrictions on travel to Cuba by Americans.
School letters warn parents about obesity
March 22, 2002
Some parents are getting letters home from school these days, but not because their youngsters are acting up or flunking out. The problem is their children are too fat.
Inmates from area eligible for parole
March 22, 2002
By Mike Belt A man convicted in 1984 of breaking into a Lawrence home and murdering the 94-year-old man who lived there soon will be up for parole.
Recreation leader to retire
Kathy Fode led city classes and activities 34 years
March 22, 2002
By Joel Mathis In 34 years of working for the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, Kathy Fode has led nearly every type of class and activity the city offers.
Bowa suspended one game
March 22, 2002
Philadelphia Phillies manager Larry Bowa was suspended for one game and fined Thursday as a result of his ejection during the first inning of a spring training game on March 9. Bob Watson, baseball’s vice president of discipline, said he made the decision, citing Bowa for “his inappropriate conduct toward the umpires before and after his ejection.”
6Sports Video Reports: Lions’ softball team is experienced
March 22, 2002
The Lawrence High team returns many seniors to this year’s squad.
Delta Air Lines terminal evacuated at La Guardia Airport due to security breach
March 22, 2002
The Delta Airlines terminal at La Guardia Airport was evacuated for about 90 minutes Friday because of a security breach, inconveniencing hundreds of travelers, authorities said.
Area briefs
March 22, 2002
 Jury deadlocks again in DeSoto murder trial  Health-care workers plan Baldwin wellness festival  Kansas University sets final examination  Cottonwood Inc. organizes Lunch Bunch facility tours
Area briefs
March 22, 2002
Jury deadlocks again in DeSoto murder trial Health-care workers plan Baldwin wellness festival Kansas University sets final examination Cottonwood Inc. organizes Lunch Bunch facility tours
Arts notes
March 22, 2002
American Heartland to have auditions Lectures to discuss cultures’ effects Ice-skating show features Disney
Joy L. Maniez
March 22, 2002
Services for Joy L. Maniez, 71, DeSoto, will be at 8 p.m. today at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, DeSoto. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Arma. Mrs. Maniez died Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at Eudora Nursing Center.
Mary Louise Downing
March 22, 2002
NBA briefs
March 22, 2002
 Commissioner defends league’s hiring record  McDyess on IR
NBA briefs
March 22, 2002
Commissioner defends league’s hiring record McDyess on IR
Nursing needs
March 22, 2002
To the editor: The letter dated March 11, (“LPN option”) is misleading in that it suggests that the educational preparation and the practice of licensed practical nurses (LPN) and registered nurses (RN) are similar. I would like to clarify a few points. Rather than a bachelor of science degree, licensed practical nurses receive vocational training for less than one year in accredited vocational schools.
On the record
March 22, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
On the record
March 22, 2002
Residents welcome upgrade
March 22, 2002
By Mark Fagan Three Kentucky coffee bean trees. Five red cedars. A few feet trimmed from the front yard of his 147-year-old farmhouse. Such is the price John Solbach must pay to make way for a reconstruction of Stull Road west of Lawrence, and he’s all for it.
Silly study
March 22, 2002
William Ira Honeycutt
March 22, 2002
Graveside services for William Ira Honeycutt, 70, Russellville, Ark., formerly of Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. today at Forks of the Creek Cemetery near Hector, Ark. Mr. Honeycutt died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at Legacy Lodge Nursing Home, Russellville.
Golden Flashes pop Pitt in OT
March 22, 2002
Kent State can’t stop springing surprises.
Junior forward Cook crucial for Illinois
March 22, 2002
By David Mitchell Norm Cook helped Kansas University’s basketball team reach the Final Four in 1974.
Madison features cold, Kohl, chilly reception
March 22, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Welcome to the NCAA Arctic Regional. Brrr!!! With a wind chill hovering around zero and a half-inch or so of snow on the tundra, what we need right here in Dairyland is a little March Meltness.
Southern Illinois in unfamiliar territory
March 22, 2002
The white banner in front of the scorer’s table at every NCAA Tournament site lists each team in bright red letters.
MU bounces Bruins
March 22, 2002
Kareem Rush and Clarence Gilbert demonstrated what everyone in the West Regional already suspected: Missouri is no ordinary 12th seed.
Music students bring home national honors
March 22, 2002
By Mindie Paget Thirteen-and-a-half years of fine tuning his finger work on the ebony and ivory keys of other people’s pianos paid off in a big way for Kansas University student Amir Khosrowpour. He played more than 45 minutes of memorized classical music well enough for judges to award him first place Monday at a national competition in Cincinnati. The exclamation point: Khosrowpour gets to fly to New York to pick out his very own Steinway grand piano worth $35,000.
6News Video Reports: KU tests plagarism-checking website
March 22, 2002
The website is useful for determining whether papers have been plagarised, but may not be worth the cost.
Pope: Priests in scandal betrayed their vows
March 22, 2002
Breaking his silence, Pope John Paul II denounced the “grave scandal” of priests implicated in sex-abuse cases rocking the Roman Catholic Church, saying they had betrayed their vows and succumbed to evil. In an annual pre-Easter message to priests released Thursday by the Vatican, the pope used some of his strongest language to address an issue that has seriously embarrassed the church in the United States and elsewhere.
Greek official yanks reality shows, citing indecency
March 22, 2002
The head of Greece’s television regulatory agency suspended broadcasts Thursday of two popular reality television shows, including “Big Brother,” for violating laws on public decency and dignity.
s president upbeat about future of Lawrence facility
March 22, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The parent company of Lawrence’s PackerWare Corp. announced Thursday that it is reviewing its corporate strategy, but said its 400-employee plant in Lawrence is a key part of the company’s future. Ira Boots, president and CEO of Berry Plastics, said the company’s board of directors this week authorized him to begin seeking “potential strategic transactions” to maximize shareholder value.
A reverence for art
March 22, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald I’ve been trying to work myself into a state of high dudgeon over the decision by the Jewish Museum in New York to host a display of controversial Holocaust art. So far, I haven’t had much luck. I look at the controversy over the exhibits  a death camp made of Legos, a photograph of a man holding up a Diet Coke can amid a group of emaciated Jews  and what emerges is not as much anger as, well, I was going to say ambivalence, but that’s not quite the right word. It’s more a sense of recognition, a sense that we’ve been to this crossroads of art and indignation before, and it’s no accident we keep coming back.
News of the Weird
March 22, 2002
Lead stories After sheriff’s deputies in Kalispell, Mont., arrested militia leader David Earl Burgert, 38, in February, they uncovered his group’s “Project 7” plot, allegedly to assassinate several county officials (including the local dogcatcher) in a fanciful plan that Burgert is said to believe would eventually create enough local chaos to start a national revolution. Burgert (whose last job was as a snowmobile rental agent) had amassed a huge arsenal of machine guns and heavy weapons in order to carry out the assassinations, defeat the National Guard and stanch the probable waves of what Project 7 called “Red Chinese” from Canada. According to Project 7 thinking, NATO would somehow then be called on to send troops to Kalispell. Law enforcement officials said Burgert was just a local loudmouth who this time had gotten in way over his head.
Daily ticker
March 22, 2002
Dow Industrials Â21.73, 10,479.84
Daily ticker
March 22, 2002
Ken Starr to lead legal fight against campaign finance bill
March 22, 2002
Kenneth Starr, the former Whitewater independent counsel, will lead the court challenge seeking to overturn large parts of the campaign finance bill passed by Congress.
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.
NBA Roundup: Spurs win 11th straight
San Antonio catches Mavericks in Midwest
March 22, 2002
While most basketball fans are monitoring their NCAA brackets, the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks are watching the NBA’s Western Conference standings even closer.
School letters warn parents about obesity
March 22, 2002
Some parents are getting letters home from school these days, but not because their youngsters are acting up or flunking out. The problem is their children are too fat.
San Antonio catches Mavericks in Midwest
March 22, 2002
While most basketball fans are monitoring their NCAA brackets, the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks are watching the NBA’s Western Conference standings even closer.
softball team is experienced
March 22, 2002
The Lawrence High team returns many seniors to this year’s squad.
People
March 22, 2002
Dion signs for 3-year Vegas gig Wonder wins copyright appeal Keys, Isley Brothers clean up at annual Soul Train Awards DiFranco does righteous deed
Gift baskets tailor-made for presenters
March 22, 2002
When the stars converge Sunday night on the Kodak Theatre, many of them will be most concerned about whether or not they take home that little gold statuette. But for those who are not even nominated, where’s the fun in it all?
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.
Gooden: Forget last year
March 22, 2002
Drew Gooden covered a lot of topics during Thursday’s news conference at Kohl Center, site of tonight’s Sweet 16 matchup between Kansas and Illinois.
Berry Plastics to review strategy
Firm’s president upbeat about future of Lawrence facility
March 22, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The parent company of Lawrence’s PackerWare Corp. announced Thursday that it is reviewing its corporate strategy, but said its 400-employee plant in Lawrence is a key part of the company’s future. Ira Boots, president and CEO of Berry Plastics, said the company’s board of directors this week authorized him to begin seeking “potential strategic transactions” to maximize shareholder value.
Chalk cartoon up as a delight
March 22, 2002
Rich in fantasy, action and loud, frantic music, Nickelodeon’s new cartoon “Chalkzone” (7:30 p.m.) is certain to delight children and drive parents from the TV room. OK parents who like the loud, frantic music might stick around.
In Wisconsin, a Kansasville
KU alums call small town home
March 22, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Tucked in wind-swept rolling hills of Wisconsin, near Bong Recreational Area and far from Kansas Jayhawks basketball, there is a place called Kansasville. It’s not a spot dominated by the legendary coach Phog Allen. Kansasville is stomping grounds of eccentric inventor Mario Lena and his flabby, gentle German shepherd dogs.
William Ira Honeycutt
March 22, 2002
IU stuns Duke
Hoosiers humble No. 1 seed, 74-73
March 22, 2002
Duke won’t go back-to-back again. Indiana is back, plain and simple. And Jason Williams’ college career ends on a sour note. With a never-give-up rally and a wild ending, Indiana produced an upset as stunning as any in the Hoosiers’ hoops history.
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.
Friendly US-Afghan basketball match turns violent
March 22, 2002
A friendly game of basketball between a U.S. and Afghan team turned violent when spectators kicked a fallen American player and a guard rushing to protect him unintentionally shot two Afghans.
Krause services
March 22, 2002
Memorial services for Frank Krause Jr., 63, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Krause died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
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.
Briefly
March 22, 2002
 Co-pilot blamed in crash, relatives seek answers  Panel rejects complaint against anti-gay judge  Experiment may lead to test for Alzheimer’s
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.
Briefcase
March 22, 2002
 Andersen employees protest  Inflation rate on the rise during February  Microsoft critical of AOL  Wall Street saves itself from triple-digit decline
House orders attack on Roe
March 22, 2002
The House is trying to start a broad legal attack on abortion, one that some members hope will lead the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn its decision in Roe v. Wade. On a 70-50 vote Thursday, the House adopted a resolution ordering the Attorney General’s Office to go before the Kansas Supreme Court and argue for a declaration that life begins at conception.
On the street
March 22, 2002
Asked at Henry T’s What were your pre-tournament picks for the Final Four?
Pope: Priests in scandal betrayed their vows
March 22, 2002
Breaking his silence, Pope John Paul II denounced the “grave scandal” of priests implicated in sex-abuse cases rocking the Roman Catholic Church, saying they had betrayed their vows and succumbed to evil. In an annual pre-Easter message to priests released Thursday by the Vatican, the pope used some of his strongest language to address an issue that has seriously embarrassed the church in the United States and elsewhere.
Oscar winner makes home in Omaha
Editor’s work takes him all over, but it’s the Midwest that’s beautiful in his mind
March 22, 2002
A copy of Premiere magazine sits on his coffee table and a few framed movie posters hang on the walls, but you wouldn’t know by Mike Hill’s modest Midwestern home that he is a leading Hollywood film editor.
Wisconsinites adopt Jayhawks as their own
March 22, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Diane and Amy Nichols proclaimed Thursday they were unofficially the two most devout KU basketball fans who have never worked, studied or lived in Kansas.
Friendly US-Afghan basketball match turns violent
March 22, 2002
A friendly game of basketball between a U.S. and Afghan team turned violent when spectators kicked a fallen American player and a guard rushing to protect him unintentionally shot two Afghans.
People
March 22, 2002
 Dion signs for 3-year Vegas gig  Wonder wins copyright appeal  Keys, Isley Brothers clean up at annual Soul Train Awards  DiFranco does righteous deed
guard wants school to be known for more than football
March 22, 2002
T.J. Ford winced after a tough practice Thursday.
Briefly
March 22, 2002
Co-pilot blamed in crash, relatives seek answers Panel rejects complaint against anti-gay judge Experiment may lead to test for Alzheimer’s
Uncertainty limits Democrats in Congress
March 22, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe They don’t know whether they’ll be in the majority or the minority this time next year. They don’t know who their leaders will be. They don’t know where their money is going to come from. They don’t know what issues to stress or how to push them. Congressional Democrats, closer to power than they were at the end of the Clinton years, are nonetheless in a fix in the Bush years. In public, they boast they are within striking distance of strengthening their one-seat majority in the Senate and winning back the House after eight years in the wilderness.
Actress says she got hepatitis C from sharing tattoo needle
March 22, 2002
Pamela Anderson says she contracted the potentially fatal hepatitis C by sharing a tattoo needle with ex-husband Tommy Lee, but the former Motley Crüe drummer insists he’s never had the disease.
Deft film transcends lesbian stereotypes
March 22, 2002
In “Kissing Jessica Stein,” the title character is a 30-ish Jewish everyday neurotic, a New York magazine copy editor who, pressured by family, society and herself, concludes it’s time to get serious with a relationship.
Residents welcome upgrade
March 22, 2002
By Mark Fagan Three Kentucky coffee bean trees. Five red cedars. A few feet trimmed from the front yard of his 147-year-old farmhouse. Such is the price John Solbach must pay to make way for a reconstruction of Stull Road west of Lawrence, and he’s all for it.
KU alums call small town home
March 22, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Tucked in wind-swept rolling hills of Wisconsin, near Bong Recreational Area and far from Kansas Jayhawks basketball, there is a place called Kansasville. It’s not a spot dominated by the legendary coach Phog Allen. Kansasville is stomping grounds of eccentric inventor Mario Lena and his flabby, gentle German shepherd dogs.
Retired salesman says he provided stolen medicines
March 22, 2002
A retired drug salesman pleaded guilty Thursday to providing stolen drugs to pharmacist Robert R. Courtney, who has admitted he watered down cancer drugs for profit. FBI spokesman Jeff Lanza said Courtney bought $200,000 worth of drugs from Aram C. Paraghamian that were stolen from a Denver area hospital.
Small-town banks are robbery targets
March 22, 2002
While it’s not quite like the days of Bonnie and Clyde, authorities say they’re seeing a growing trend of robbers targeting small-town banks in Kansas. In a little more than a year there have been at least seven bank robberies in towns of less than 1,400, said Bill Seck, who heads Wichita’s FBI office. Six of the robberies occurred in towns of less than 800.
Yankees win ninth straight
March 22, 2002
Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada each had three hits as the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals, 7-4, Thursday night for their ninth straight exhibition victory.
Commodities
March 22, 2002
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator  Wheat, $2.63; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.22. Edgerton Elevator  Wheat, $2.66; corn, $1.83; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.22. Overbrook Elevator  Wheat, $2.66; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.22. Midland Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.83; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.22. Lawrence North Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.86; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.25. Lawrence South Elevator  Wheat, $2.66; corn, $1.83; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.22. Pauline Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.86; milo, $1.81; soybeans, $4.27.
Golden Flashes pop Pitt in OT
March 22, 2002
Kent State can’t stop springing surprises.
Insight to Oscar night
March 22, 2002
By Jon Niccum Forget the Emmys, the Grammys or  gack  the Golden Globes. The Oscars represent the lone awards show that actually means something. It means box-office. It means clout. It means credibility  when noted movie stars die, the first words before their name are inescapably “Oscar-winning actor …”
Junior forward Cook crucial for Illinois
March 22, 2002
By David Mitchell Norm Cook helped Kansas University’s basketball team reach the Final Four in 1974.
Hoosiers humble No. 1 seed, 74-73
March 22, 2002
Duke won’t go back-to-back again. Indiana is back, plain and simple. And Jason Williams’ college career ends on a sour note. With a never-give-up rally and a wild ending, Indiana produced an upset as stunning as any in the Hoosiers’ hoops history.
Kansas coach Williams takes Badgering in stride
March 22, 2002
By Gary Bedore It looks as if Illinois may possess a homecourt advantage of sorts during tonight’s Sweet 16 battle against Kansas.
6Sports Video Reports: Which Jayhawks will meet Illinois?
March 22, 2002
The Jayhawks have had some trouble playing at their best recently, but plan to bring their best game to the Illini.
Greek official yanks reality shows, citing indecency
March 22, 2002
The head of Greece’s television regulatory agency suspended broadcasts Thursday of two popular reality television shows, including “Big Brother,” for violating laws on public decency and dignity.
Actress says she got hepatitis C from sharing tattoo needle
March 22, 2002
Pamela Anderson says she contracted the potentially fatal hepatitis C by sharing a tattoo needle with ex-husband Tommy Lee, but the former Motley Crmmer insists he’s never had the disease.
Unlimited words
March 22, 2002
J-W Editorials Photographer Steve McCurry has created something on a level with the “Mona Lisa” with greater potential to benefit humankind. Many pictures may be worth the proverbial thousand words, but a National Geographic shot from 1985 and a recent follow-up elevate that evaluation to “millions,” probably more.
Briefcase
March 22, 2002
Andersen employees protest Inflation rate on the rise during February Microsoft critical of AOL Wall Street saves itself from triple-digit decline
A reverence for art
March 22, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald I’ve been trying to work myself into a state of high dudgeon over the decision by the Jewish Museum in New York to host a display of controversial Holocaust art. So far, I haven’t had much luck. I look at the controversy over the exhibits a death camp made of Legos, a photograph of a man holding up a Diet Coke can amid a group of emaciated Jews and what emerges is not as much anger as, well, I was going to say ambivalence, but that’s not quite the right word. It’s more a sense of recognition, a sense that we’ve been to this crossroads of art and indignation before, and it’s no accident we keep coming back.
Thatcher book speaks Truth
March 22, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher left office 12 years ago but in her just released book, “Statecraft” (HarperCollins), she settles some old scores and warns of severe consequences if Britain subsumes itself to a euro currency and the European mentality.
Insight to Oscar night
March 22, 2002
By Jon Niccum Forget the Emmys, the Grammys or gack the Golden Globes. The Oscars represent the lone awards show that actually means something. It means box-office. It means clout. It means credibility when noted movie stars die, the first words before their name are inescapably “Oscar-winning actor …”
Concrete Blonde reconciles with its past
March 22, 2002
By Jon Niccum Johnette Napolitano was tormented by waking nightmares. “A friend of mine summed it up perfectly: ‘What happened to you is like before an earthquake when the cockroaches and animals and turkeys all get weird.’ That’s the best way that it could possibly be put,” Napolitano remembered. “I was just flipping out. I couldn’t sleep. I knew I was gonna die.”
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.
Gift baskets tailor-made for presenters
March 22, 2002
When the stars converge Sunday night on the Kodak Theatre, many of them will be most concerned about whether or not they take home that little gold statuette. But for those who are not even nominated, where’s the fun in it all?
Horoscopes
March 22, 2002
House orders attack on Roe
March 22, 2002
The House is trying to start a broad legal attack on abortion, one that some members hope will lead the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn its decision in Roe v. Wade. On a 70-50 vote Thursday, the House adopted a resolution ordering the Attorney General’s Office to go before the Kansas Supreme Court and argue for a declaration that life begins at conception.
KU Med Center’s future doctors learn their fates
March 22, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Aroop Pal held the envelope that would determine where he and his fiancwould make their first home. Pal, a Lawrence native, will graduate from Kansas University Medical Center in May, the same month he will get married.
Krause services
March 22, 2002
Bomb won’t keep Bush from Peru
President seeks billions more in war on terror
March 22, 2002
Undeterred by what he called “two-bit terrorists,” President Bush opened a Latin American trip Thursday that takes him from the border with Mexico to the U.S. Embassy in Peru where a car bomb exploded overnight. “Sometimes it seems like the terror threat might be going away, but all you got to do is look on your TV today and be reminded about how evil these murderers are,” Bush told Texans at a noisy sendoff rally on the first leg of his four-day trip to Mexico, Peru and El Salvador.
Jury finds dog owner guilty of murder in landmark case
March 22, 2002
A woman whose two huge dogs mauled a neighbor to death in their San Francisco apartment building was convicted Thursday of murder, a charge almost never leveled in an animal attack. Her husband was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Marjorie Knoller, 46, could get 15 years to life in prison for the second-degree murder conviction in last year’s death of 33-year-old Diane Whipple, whose throat was ripped open in a gruesome attack that left the hallway spattered with blood.
District investigates strip search reports
March 22, 2002
An elementary school teacher and principal have been suspended pending an investigation into allegations that some third-graders were strip searched over $5 in missing lunch money. Kansas City school district officials have promised the “most severe disciplinary consequences” for any teachers and staff involved if the investigation confirms the report that Pitcher Elementary School students were made to drop their pants during the search. The school district said it expected the investigation to be completed within the next several days.
Charges filed in slaying
March 22, 2002
A Washington man was charged Thursday in the first slaying in Washington County in nearly 20 years.
Yankees win ninth straight
March 22, 2002
Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada each had three hits as the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals, 7-4, Thursday night for their ninth straight exhibition victory.
Powell services
March 22, 2002
Services for Norma F. Powell, 68, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Assembly of God Church, Eudora. Burial is in Mount Sidney Cemetery, Linwood. Mrs. Powell died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
Ken Starr to lead legal fight against campaign finance bill
March 22, 2002
Kenneth Starr, the former Whitewater independent counsel, will lead the court challenge seeking to overturn large parts of the campaign finance bill passed by Congress.
Wisconsinites adopt Jayhawks as their own
March 22, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Diane and Amy Nichols proclaimed Thursday they were unofficially the two most devout KU basketball fans who have never worked, studied or lived in Kansas.
Thatcher book speaks Truth
March 22, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher left office 12 years ago but in her just released book, “Statecraft” (HarperCollins), she settles some old scores and warns of severe consequences if Britain subsumes itself to a euro currency and the European mentality.
s beautiful in his mind
March 22, 2002
A copy of Premiere magazine sits on his coffee table and a few framed movie posters hang on the walls, but you wouldn’t know by Mike Hill’s modest Midwestern home that he is a leading Hollywood film editor.
Headline News Lawrence - 6News video report
March 22, 2002
 Emerging details on a wetlands mitigation plan  KU men’s basketball team set to battle Illinois tonight
Bradford seeks redemption against KU
March 22, 2002
By Gary Bedore Cory Bradford doesn’t have nightmares about last year’s NCAA Sweet 16 basketball game against Kansas University.
Chalk cartoon up as a delight
March 22, 2002
Rich in fantasy, action and loud, frantic music, Nickelodeon’s new cartoon “Chalkzone” (7:30 p.m.) is certain to delight children and drive parents from the TV room. OK Â parents who like the loud, frantic music might stick around.
U.S. Embassy closes down as police seize weapons, arrest espionage suspect
March 22, 2002
(Updated Friday at 12:30 p.m.) The U.S. Embassy shut down all operations Friday because of a terrorist threat, just days after police raided an Islamic charity, arrested an espionage suspect and seized bogus passports, weapons and plans for making bombs and booby traps, officials said.
6News Video Reports: KU tests plagarism-checking website
March 22, 2002
The website is useful for determining whether papers have been plagarised, but may not be worth the cost.
to score 26 points in 88-67 victory
March 22, 2002
Superstition gave Hollis Price his new hands and Oklahoma its chance to advance.
s Self stresses differences
March 22, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Bill Self took the proffered ball cap from the young fan and autographed it. Then the 38-year-old Self, now in his second season as Illinois’ men’s basketball coach, placed his John Henry on a couple of programs offered by Illini boosters.
Pakistani prosecutor charges suspects in murder of Wall Street journalist
March 22, 2002
(Updated Friday at 12:35 p.m.) The alleged mastermind of the kidnapping of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and 10 accomplices were charged in his death Friday in a special anti-terrorism court.
Senate OKs no-call legislation favored by telemarketing groups
March 22, 2002
The telecommunications industry prevailed Thursday when the Senate approved its version of a bill requiring telemarketers to follow a list of consumers who don’t want to be called. The 39-0 vote sent the bill to the House, but some senators said they were voting for the measure to keep it moving through the Legislature and hoped for improvements.
s future doctors learn their fates
March 22, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Aroop Pal held the envelope that would determine where he and his fiancee would make their first home. Pal, a Lawrence native, will graduate from Kansas University Medical Center in May, the same month he will get married.
Music students bring home national honors
March 22, 2002
By Mindie Paget Thirteen-and-a-half years of fine tuning his finger work on the ebony and ivory keys of other people’s pianos paid off in a big way for Kansas University student Amir Khosrowpour. He played more than 45 minutes of memorized classical music well enough for judges to award him first place Monday at a national competition in Cincinnati. The exclamation point: Khosrowpour gets to fly to New York to pick out his very own Steinway grand piano worth $35,000.
Jury finds dog owner guilty of murder in landmark case
March 22, 2002
A woman whose two huge dogs mauled a neighbor to death in their San Francisco apartment building was convicted Thursday of murder, a charge almost never leveled in an animal attack. Her husband was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Marjorie Knoller, 46, could get 15 years to life in prison for the second-degree murder conviction in last year’s death of 33-year-old Diane Whipple, whose throat was ripped open in a gruesome attack that left the hallway spattered with blood.
Concrete Blonde reconciles with its past
March 22, 2002
By Jon Niccum Johnette Napolitano was tormented by waking nightmares. “A friend of mine summed it up perfectly: ‘What happened to you is like before an earthquake when the cockroaches and animals and turkeys all get weird.’ That’s the best way that it could possibly be put,” Napolitano remembered. “I was just flipping out. I couldn’t sleep. I knew I was gonna die.”
District investigates strip search reports
March 22, 2002
An elementary school teacher and principal have been suspended pending an investigation into allegations that some third-graders were strip searched over $5 in missing lunch money. Kansas City school district officials have promised the “most severe disciplinary consequences” for any teachers and staff involved if the investigation confirms the report that Pitcher Elementary School students were made to drop their pants during the search. The school district said it expected the investigation to be completed within the next several days.
Madison features cold, Kohl, chilly reception
March 22, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Welcome to the NCAA Arctic Regional. Brrr!!! With a wind chill hovering around zero and a half-inch or so of snow on the tundra, what we need right here in Dairyland is a little March Meltness.
Postcard from Madison, Wis.
March 22, 2002
In eight hours and 12 minutes, the Ford Windstar passed from Lawrence to Madison through a landscape flavored by Missouri fireworks stands, Madison County bridges and Wisconsin dairy farms.
Horoscopes
March 22, 2002
For Friday, March 22, 2002, those with birthdays today: You can be unusually successful if you don’t lose your primary focus in life. Much occurs involving your family and home. Travel and/or education play a significant role in increasing your income this year. If single, you will meet someone who will be most important to your life this summer. If attached, your relationship will point to greater involvement with family and those in your immediate circle.
Arts notes
March 22, 2002
 American Heartland to have auditions  Lectures to discuss cultures’ effects  Ice-skating show features Disney
Briefly
March 22, 2002
Firefighters’ remains retrieved from World Trade Center site 22 charged with bilking charities after Sept. 11 2nd soldier dies after shells strike near mess tent
MU bounces Bruins
March 22, 2002
Kareem Rush and Clarence Gilbert demonstrated what everyone in the West Regional already suspected: Missouri is no ordinary 12th seed.
Unlimited words
March 22, 2002
J-W Editorials Photographer Steve McCurry has created something on a level with the “Mona Lisa” with greater potential to benefit humankind. Many pictures may be worth the proverbial thousand words, but a National Geographic shot from 1985 and a recent follow-up elevate that evaluation to “millions,” probably more.
Black history
March 22, 2002
To the editor: I have just read Artie Shaw’s letter about the article entitled, “Lawrence abolitionist heritage not without racism,” (Feb. 24). He states, “The story is not about ‘Black History,’ it is about Lawrence’s history.” I am sorry, Artie Shaw, but part of that history is black history because it is MY history and the history of all of the descendants of Rebecca Harvey.
Mary Louise Downing
March 22, 2002
Services for Mary Louise Downing, 89, Lansing, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Basehor. Burial will be in Holy Angels Cemetery, Basehor. Mrs. Downing died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
World Online report: Ducks edge Longhorns, 72-70
March 22, 2002
The Oregon Ducks never trailed the entire game, but that does not mean the outcome was beyond doubt. Texas came back from as many as 13 points down to tie the game several times in the second half, the last with under 30 seconds to play.
School cuts remain key budget hang-up
March 22, 2002
House Speaker Kent Glasscock promised Thursday to oppose cuts in aid to public schools, while a key senator said his target for tax increases is $280 million. Glasscock, R-Manhattan, noted that the House Appropriations Committee has endorsed a budget proposal cutting education spending by $208 million. The plan would reduce base aid to public schools by $303 per student, to $3,567 from the current $3,870.
President seeks billions more in war on terror
March 22, 2002
Undeterred by what he called “two-bit terrorists,” President Bush opened a Latin American trip Thursday that takes him from the border with Mexico to the U.S. Embassy in Peru where a car bomb exploded overnight. “Sometimes it seems like the terror threat might be going away, but all you got to do is look on your TV today and be reminded about how evil these murderers are,” Bush told Texans at a noisy sendoff rally on the first leg of his four-day trip to Mexico, Peru and El Salvador.
Lawmakers: U.S. policy toward Cuba is a failure
March 22, 2002
House members took aim Thursday at the Bush administration’s Cuba policy, calling for an easing of the trade embargo and an end to restrictions on travel to Cuba by Americans.
Church newspaper clarifies remarks about priests, celibacy
March 22, 2002
The Boston Archdiocese’s newspaper says a recent editorial raising questions about priest celibacy, ordination of women and homosexuality has been widely misinterpreted.
Video surveillance planned for Mall
March 22, 2002
The National Park Service will begin round-the-clock video surveillance at all major monuments on the Mall by October, moving aggressively in the wake of last year’s terrorist attacks to tighten security around national symbols visited by millions of tourists each year.
House defeats attempts to sell liquor on Sundays
March 22, 2002
The House defeated an effort Thursday to allow retail sales of beer, wine and liquor on Sundays in counties where voters approved.
Advocates fear arts a victim of shortfall
March 22, 2002
By Scott Rothschild State Rep. Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence, on Thursday sought to calm the fears of arts advocates after the committee she serves on voted to zero-out the Kansas Arts Commission from the state budget. Ballard is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which has approved a bill that would bridge a $700 million revenue shortfall through cuts only. The bill could be debated by the House next week.
Sudanese rebel leader visits Kansas
March 22, 2002
By Dave Ranney The events of Sept. 11 were horrible. But the head of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement asked Kansans to realize what’s happening in his country is even worse.
Israel ends cease-fire talks after suicide bombings
March 22, 2002
A former Palestinian policeman blew himself up Thursday afternoon in the heart of Jerusalem’s shopping district, killing three Israelis, wounding more than 60 people and prompting Israel to call off a a round of U.S.- brokered truce talks. The Al Aqsa Brigades, a militia linked to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s Fatah faction, claimed responsibility for the bombing, which came a day after an Islamic militant set off explosions on a crowded bus in northern Israel, killing himself and seven others.
s murder
March 22, 2002
As the daughter of a Butler County woman faced murder charges in her death, family and friends of the mother expressed sorrow and confusion Wednesday. The body of Patricia Self, 46, was found Tuesday morning in her burned home near Augusta.
Silly study
March 22, 2002
To the editor: The mayor wants to study if City Hall is “friendly” or “unfriendly.” After the study, will a seminar at taxpayer expense help those who are “unfriendly” become “friendly” and those “too friendly” become “less friendly”?
Bowa suspended one game
March 22, 2002
Philadelphia Phillies manager Larry Bowa was suspended for one game and fined Thursday as a result of his ejection during the first inning of a spring training game on March 9. Bob Watson, baseball’s vice president of discipline, said he made the decision, citing Bowa for “his inappropriate conduct toward the umpires before and after his ejection.”
Rain plagues opening round of Players Championship
March 22, 2002
Tiger Woods was right when he said The Players Championship had to play firm and fast to allow the best players to separate themselves from the toughest field in golf.
Government offers aid to laid-off Boeing workers
March 22, 2002
Thousands of workers laid off from Boeing’s commercial aircraft division will be eligible for added federal assistance, including job search allowances and income support, the Labor Department said Thursday.
Roberts introduces farm bill
March 22, 2002
Frustrated that congressional negotiators have not hammered out a farm bill, Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., proposed Thursday to extend the current law, but with a boost in payments.
Turnout at Wichita job fair signals loss of workers
March 22, 2002
City and aircraft company officials are concerned that plenty of Wichita aircraft workers apparently are willing to move out of the state to find work.
World Online report: Kansas vanquishes Illinois, 73-69
March 22, 2002
(Updated Friday at 11:39 p.m.) Jeff Boschee bricked a free-throw with 19.4 seconds to go. Keith Langford did not miss his opportunity 17 seconds later. In fact, Kansas’ freshmen proved their worth today, as the Jayhawks avenged last year’s Sweet 16 loss to these same Illini. Langford, Aaron Miles and Wayne Simien combined for 35 of KU’s 73 points.
Delta Air Lines terminal evacuated at La Guardia Airport due to security breach
March 22, 2002
The Delta Airlines terminal at La Guardia Airport was evacuated for about 90 minutes Friday because of a security breach, inconveniencing hundreds of travelers, authorities said.
Charges filed in slaying
March 22, 2002
A Washington man was charged Thursday in the first slaying in Washington County in nearly 20 years.
Kathy Fode led city classes and activities 34 years
March 22, 2002
By Joel Mathis In 34 years of working for the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, Kathy Fode has led nearly every type of class and activity the city offers.
Inmates from area eligible for parole
March 22, 2002
By Mike Belt A man convicted in 1984 of breaking into a Lawrence home and murdering the 94-year-old man who lived there soon will be up for parole.
Briefly
March 22, 2002
 Firefighters’ remains retrieved from World Trade Center site  22 charged with bilking charities after Sept. 11  2nd soldier dies after shells strike near mess tent
Southern Illinois in unfamiliar territory
March 22, 2002
The white banner in front of the scorer’s table at every NCAA Tournament site lists each team in bright red letters.
Sound off
March 22, 2002
How many properties have been inspected, and how many have passed under the new ordinance for inspecting rental properties in single-family zoned ordinances? Of those who don’t pass, what is the main problem? Neighborhood Re-sources Director Victor Torres said: “Of the 1,550 properties registered as of March 8, 163 inspections have been completed. Several properties have had major code violations; however, the majority have had minor code violations that are easily corrected. The frequent violations our inspectors have found are items such as lack of operating smoke detectors (batteries removed), ground-fault circuit-interrupter in kitchens and bath areas and lack of appropriately sized emergency escape windows in bedrooms. Property owners are notified of code violations and provided sufficient time to correct prior to a reinspection.”
Jayhawks to tangle with Illini
March 22, 2002
Kansas University’s Kirk Hinrich is growing weary of talking about his sprained left ankle. Teammates, fans and media members alike keep pestering Hinrich, the Jayhawks’ 6-foot-3 junior guard, about the status of the ankle he sprained last Thursday.
Illini’s Self stresses differences
March 22, 2002
Bill Self took the proffered ball cap from the young fan and autographed it. Then the 38-year-old Self, now in his second season as Illinois’ men’s basketball coach, placed his John Henry on a couple of programs offered by Illini boosters.
Joy L. Maniez
March 22, 2002
KU Notebook: Jayhawks prepare for Illinois
March 22, 2002
Superstition: So far, the Jayhawks haven’t spit in Lake Mendota or Lake Monona, which grace this picturesque Big Ten city. Last week, the Jayhawks spit in the Mississippi River for good luck before beating Stanford.
Senate OKs no-call legislation favored by telemarketing groups
March 22, 2002
The telecommunications industry prevailed Thursday when the Senate approved its version of a bill requiring telemarketers to follow a list of consumers who don’t want to be called. The 39-0 vote sent the bill to the House, but some senators said they were voting for the measure to keep it moving through the Legislature and hoped for improvements.
Roberts introduces farm bill
March 22, 2002
Frustrated that congressional negotiators have not hammered out a farm bill, Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., proposed Thursday to extend the current law, but with a boost in payments.