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Sunday events at Memorial Stadium canceled due to weather; Jayhawks to return by 9 p.m.
March 24, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 6:56 p.m.) University of Kansas has announced that due to the wintry forecast of cold temperatures, rain and wind, today’s events at Memorial Stadium for the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team have been canceled.
World Online report: Jayhawks pluck Ducks, 104-86; will face Maryland in Final Four
March 24, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 6:33 p.m.) The Kansas Jayhawks will return to the Final Four once again. By defeating the Oregon Ducks, KU has won the Midwest Region of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, and can make travel reservations for next weekend in Atlanta. Next up: Maryland.
Ridge stands firm in saying he will not agree to testify before Congress
March 24, 2002
(Updated Monday at 2:40 a.m.) Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge stood firm Sunday in his refusal to testify before Congress about the White House’s anti-terrorism budget, saying his appearance would violate the constitution’s separation of powers.
Cheney says al-Qaida, Taliban fighters regrouping, will try to attack U.S. forces in Afghanistan
March 24, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 10:18 a.m.) Taliban and al-Qaida fighters are regrouping in Afghanistan after the recent end of the most biggest ground offensive of the war, and expected to try to mount attacks against U.S. troops there, Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday.
Celebration to honor men’s basketball team
Memorial Stadium party planned today
March 24, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Concession food, Megavision and welcome-home parties are OK. Booze, tree-climbing and urinating on campus carpets aren’t. Those are some of the guidelines set by Kansas University’s Celebration Taskforce, which is preparing for an influx of Jayhawk fans on campus if the men’s basketball team goes to the Final Four.
New district plan in works
Lawmakers discuss redistricting, budget at legislative breakfast
March 24, 2002
By Mike Belt A new proposal designed to keep Lawrence in the 3rd Congressional District will be made this week in the Kansas Senate. State Sen. Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, said Saturday the plan would put most of Douglas County outside of Lawrence in the 2nd Congressional District and split Johnson County between the 2nd and 3rd districts.
Lawrence adoptee reunited with mother
March 24, 2002
By Mindie Paget They have the same nose, same curly hair. They both snort when they laugh. They laugh a lot these days. Watching Lawrence resident Stacey Hayes and her mother, Maureen Johnson, sit together on the couch and chat about the details of their lives, you’d never know they just met Thursday night.
Stone Flower Garden’ a rock-solid romantic mystery
March 24, 2002
Darl Union and Eli Wade are childhood soul mates, yet their lives can’t be more diametrically opposed. She is the heiress to the Hardigree Marble Co. that rules the town and he is the son of one of the company’s stonecutters.
Joseph John ‘Jack’ Newcomb
March 24, 2002
Bush’s leadership has narrow scope
March 24, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group With Congress on its Easter break, it is clear that the elevated status President Bush has achieved as commander in chief of the war on terrorism has so far not produced any comparable gains for his influence on other issues.
Children’s choir pianist strikes new chord
Sisters to part professional ways; new accompanist to be hired soon
March 24, 2002
By Jan Biles Over the past 11 years, Janeal Krehbiel and Marilyn Epp have built a Lawrence tradition. The sisters are the artistic talents behind the Lawrence Children’s Choir, a group of about 75 young singers in fifth through ninth grades that have performed 22 concerts, completed about eight tours and recorded three CDs.
Cosmic search gives meaning to life
March 24, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group The Department of Transportation deals with the movement of things, which is important. The Department of Agriculture deals with food, which is vital. However, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration deals with the origin, nature and meaning, if any, of the universe. Attention should be paid.
Report abuse to police, cardinal urges
March 24, 2002
Roman Catholic Cardinal Edward Egan insisted Saturday that he properly handled allegations of sexual abuse by priests when he was a bishop in Connecticut. He also urged that all allegations of sexual abuse be immediately given to police.
E.T.’ gets a facelift at age 20
Re-release of Spielberg classic comes under criticism from film purists
March 24, 2002
The wrinkly, crinkly munchkin from outer space is coming back to Earth, his fairy-tale journey a bit longer and more benign than when he first landed in theaters 20 years ago.
N.D. seeks snow angel world record
March 24, 2002
Nearly 1,800 people Saturday waved their arms and legs in a fresh snow on the state Capitol mall in hopes of creating a world record for creating the most simultaneous snow angels.
Directors face off in Oscar race
The filmmakers range in age and genres, but all strive for creativity
March 24, 2002
The best-directing field at the Academy Awards is a true multigenerational affair. One is pushing 80, a maverick American filmmaker responsible for some of the most caustic character studies of the last three decades.
News shows list lineup of guests
March 24, 2002
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows.
What are you reading?
March 24, 2002
Anthropology experts to give lectures
March 24, 2002
Four anthropology experts will talk about their research into the earliest phase of human evolution this spring at Kansas University. The lectures, scheduled in conjunction with the “Early Us (and Them) in Africa” exhibit at the Museum of Anthropology, begin at 7 p.m. at the museum.
College Board president eyes changes to SAT
March 24, 2002
In a move that could affect high school seniors nationwide, the head of the College Board is proposing major changes to the SAT I in an apparent effort to hold on to its biggest client, the University of California.
Grass fires plague homes in New Mexico
March 24, 2002
Wind-whipped grass fires Saturday pushed into affluent residential areas in the pine-studded southern New Mexico mountains, burning at least 32 homes and forcing more than 1,300 residents to evacuate.
Pharmacist lacks explanation for why he collected blood
March 24, 2002
A pharmacist who pleaded guilty to fraudulently drawing blood from 16 women has yet to explain why he collected the blood and what he did with it. Corey Penner, 29, entered his guilty plea Friday to 16 counts of misdemeanor battery. Under a plea agreement, 15 of the 31 original charges were dismissed.
Families to start alternative school
Critics call Waldorf movement a front for cult-like religion
March 24, 2002
By Dave Ranney Wary of the public-school approach to education, a group of Lawrence parents hopes to start a school of their own. It’ll definitely be different. For starters, no tests or grades. No computers. At home, little or no television.
Make It Home: A quick sell
Help your home stand above others in the market
March 24, 2002
By Carol Boncella More houses are for sale in the spring than at any other time of year. So if you are putting your house on the market, it must stand above the competition. From curb appeal to indoor allure, the first impression your home makes on potential buyers often determines its salability.
Rooms & Roots
March 24, 2002
Couple share collectibles
Paulson surprise TPC leader
Woods among 13 players within six shots of top spot
March 24, 2002
On a day of scintillating shots and shocking collapses, Carl Paulson played a steady hand Saturday in The Players Championship and positioned himself for the biggest surprise of all.
Missouri’s magical run halted by another loss to OU
March 24, 2002
As Missouri’s vocal leader, Clarence Gilbert tried everything from congratulatory pats to frustrated screams to keep his team’s miraculous run going in the NCAAs. It didn’t help, though, that Gilbert missed 15 of 16 shots from the field Saturday.
Selig says stadium issue crucial for Royals
March 24, 2002
While assuring Kansas City that the Royals are in no danger of contraction, baseball commissioner Bud Selig warned that improvements to Kauffman Stadium “have to be addressed.”
Don’t postpone asking questions concerning health care coverage
March 24, 2002
Whether you are the employee or beneficiary, here are some of the questions that should be answered before you hang your hat and health-care coverage future on COBRA: Should the employer be notified at separation or divorce? When does the COBRA time begin to run?
Baird: KC hopes to meet Sweeney’s April 1 deadline
March 24, 2002
Kansas City general manager Allard Baird said Saturday he remains hopeful of signing first baseman Mike Sweeney to a long-term contract by Sweeney’s April 1 deadline. “We continue to have dialogue, and we’ll see where that takes us,” Baird said. “We’re in communication with each other.”
Blum belts two to boost Astros
March 24, 2002
Jeff Bagwell and Geoff Blum hit two-run homers to help the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals, 9-7, Saturday. Brian Hunter had four hits and Tripp Cromer hit a solo home run for the Astros.
Stamps honor great American illustrators
March 24, 2002
The unique artistic talent of the great American illustrators of the last quarter of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th lives forever. In tribute to these men and women, the U.S. Postal Service issued a pane of 20 stamps last year showing their work.
UConn’s wish granted
Huskies had hoped for second shot at Maryland
March 24, 2002
The first time Maryland and Connecticut met this season they were very different from each other. Maryland had three senior starters back from its first Final Four appearance. Connecticut used two sophomores and two freshmen as it tried to rebound from a season that ended with a second-round loss in the NIT.
Goddard space library worth checking out
March 24, 2002
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to enjoy a trip to Clark University’s Robert H. Goddard Library. As a professor of physics for 29 years, Goddard did rocket research that made him the father of a field that eventually put men on the moon.
Former communist playground beckons outside Eastern Bloc
March 24, 2002
Hikers squeeze around small wooden tables inside a dark one-room cottage, sipping peppermint tea and huddling by the fire in this haven tucked among Slovakia’s tallest mountains.
Ridnour key for Ducks
Guard could put Oregon and Blaine on map
March 24, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Two blocks from the Canadian border in the state of Washington sits the town of Blaine, population 3,000 give or take a few. Hard to believe a burg that small could turn out a basketball player who would make Aaron Miles opt to go to Kansas University, a school halfway across the country, but it’s true.
Technology makes easier Internet navigation possible for older users
March 24, 2002
One of the biggest problems 79-year-old Al Berger has tackled while teaching fellow seniors how to use the Internet is getting them to sit through his lessons. “I’ve had people leave the class because they said the type was too small,” said Berger, an instructor for SeniorNet, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that offers computer training to people aged 50 and older.
NCAA Women Mideast Regional: Old Dominion crushes Kansas State, 88-62
March 24, 2002
Old Dominion’s pressure was too much for Kansas State’s youth. Lucienne Berthieu scored 30 points and the Monarchs, angered by their seventh seed, beat Kansas State 88-62 in a Mideast Regional semifinal game Saturday.
Sense for seniors: Adult day care gives options to caregivers
March 24, 2002
My husband’s father suffered a stroke six weeks ago. He can no longer live alone because he needs some care and supervision. Tim and I both work, and we don’t feel either of us can quit our jobs to take care of dad.
NCAA Women East Regional: Duke eliminates Texas; South Carolina wins
March 24, 2002
Duke won all season thanks to its high-powered offense. The Blue Devils are advancing in the NCAA Tournament thanks to their defense. Duke’s perimeter pressure helped offset Texas’ strength inside by denying easy passes into the post, and the Blue Devils held the Longhorns to their fewest points in two years, winning 62-46 Saturday in an East Regional semifinal.
NCAA Women Midwest Regional: Vanderbilt, Tennessee advance
March 24, 2002
Vanderbilt relied on its two strengths, defense and Chantelle Anderson, to move within one game of the women’s Final Four. Anderson had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and top-seeded Vanderbilt slowed one of the nation’s highest-scoring teams in beating fourth-seeded North Carolina 70-61 Saturday in a Midwest Regional semifinal.
NCAA Women West Regional: Buffaloes beat No. 2 seed Stanford
March 24, 2002
With the Colorado Buffaloes, the sum is more than its parts. They proved it by taking out Stanford’s triple threat standout, Nicole Powell. Tera Bjorkland scored 10 of her 17 points in the second half and Randi Wirt swished two free throws with eight seconds remaining as No. 3 seeded Colorado beat second-seeded Stanford 62-59 Saturday night in the West Regional semifinals.
ISU’s Sanderson caps perfect year
March 24, 2002
Iowa State’s Cael Sanderson completed an unprecedented feat in college wrestling Saturday, winning his 159th straight match for his fourth straight NCAA title. The 197-pound senior caught Jon Trenge by the ankle, turned it into a double-leg takedown and put the Lehigh sophomore straight to his back for a near fall, going on to score a 12-4 major decision.
U.S. discovers bioweapons lab at abandoned al-Qaida site
American commander says nothing points to successful manufacture
March 24, 2002
U.S. forces recently found evidence in Afghanistan that Osama bin Laden was trying to “get his hands on” anthrax or other biological weapons, the commander of the war effort said Saturday.
Iraq invites U.S. delegation to discuss missing pilot
March 24, 2002
Iraq said on Sunday it was ready to receive a U.S. delegation to discuss the fate of an American pilot shot down over Iraq during the 1991 Gulf War.
The Motley Fool
March 24, 2002
Last week’s answer Gone fishing The dangers of debt Kinds of investors Odd lots and commissions
Arts Notes
March 24, 2002
 Artist uses pockets as psychological metaphors  Michael Moore to give talk at KC university  Exhibit shows ‘rehearsals’ for larger paintings
Arts Notes
March 24, 2002
 Latin American film festival starts Saturday  Speaker to describe culture, lore of Africa
Lawrence commuter report
March 24, 2002
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
Lawrence commuter report
March 24, 2002
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
National briefs
March 24, 2002
Illinois: Suspect shoots, kills deputy, two neighbors Texas: State to fight obesity with gym-class mandate St. Louis: Archdiocese announces molestation settlements Miami: Airport workers charged with smuggling drugs Alabama: Driver on Parks’ bus dies of heart attack
Mary Ruth Jones
March 24, 2002
Services for Mary Ruth Jones, 83, Bella Vista, Ark., are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Jones died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at her home.
Old Home Town - 25 and 100 years ago
March 24, 2002
On the record
March 24, 2002
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
On the record
March 24, 2002
Senior Brief
March 24, 2002
New member named to AARP council
Shelter sense
March 24, 2002
To the editor: Lawrence is known as a city which values persons, a city which provides opportunities for those with special needs, a city which offers opportunities for persons to enhance their lives through the arts, a city which has stepped up and provided public transportation for all.
Show of respect
March 24, 2002
State leadership
March 24, 2002
Travel Briefs
March 24, 2002
 Pennsylvanians hoping for flood of visitors  Historic homes on tour  Ten views to remember
Travel Briefs
March 24, 2002
Pennsylvanians hoping for flood of visitors Historic homes on tour Ten views to remember
Terrapins, Huskies share identity crisis
March 24, 2002
Maryland is 40 minutes from the Final Four, yet its players still get questions about Duke, which has been out of the tournament for days now. Connecticut won a national title in 1999 yet is still considered by some to be a one-hit program.
Oregon big man finds time for hoops
March 24, 2002
By David Mitchell There was a time when Chris Christoffersen would have had a hard time passing up a brew pub called The Great Dane. So far, Oregon’s senior center from Roenne, Denmark, has resisted the local sports bar.
Kansas has talent to bring home title
March 24, 2002
By Bill Mayer Three down, three to go for one of the truly great Kansas basketball teams even if Oregon wins today. Nobody can sneeze off a 32-victory season and 16-0 in the treacherous Big 12.
KU bowlers in lead at qualifying tourney
March 24, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s bowling team holds the lead after the first of two days in the Intercollegiate Bowling championships national qualifier. The top four teams will advance to nationals in Buffalo, N.Y., on April 17-21.
Williams miffed by drug testing
March 24, 2002
By Gary Bedore The often-stodgy NCAA did its part to spoil Kansas University’s victory celebration on Friday night. Four Jayhawks Drew Gooden, Keith Langford, Wayne Simien and Chris Zerbe were whisked to drug testing labs at Kohl Arena about midnight Saturday, after the players met their responsibilities with the media following KU’s 73-69 victory over Illinois.
Read this or KU will lose
March 24, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Chad Meyers of Lawrence won’t be shaving anytime soon. The Kansas Jayhawks lost to the Oklahoma Sooners the last time he trimmed his beard. And there’s no way he’s going to wear anything but THE outfit today for KU’s game against the Oregon Ducks at Kohl Center.
Williams yuks it up
March 24, 2002
By David Mitchell It was the Kohl Center, not the downtown Comedy Club, but the only thing missing from Roy Williams’ news conference on Saturday was a series of rim shots. Williams was on the dais with his five starters for 30 minutes to discuss Kansas University’s Elite Eight game today against Oregon.
Fans find amusement on day before big game
March 24, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Jayhawk fans gave a blue hue Saturday to the city’s prime people-watching business corridor known as State Street. Just imagine Massachusetts Street in Lawrence except twice the length it runs from the Wisconsin State Capitol building to the University of Wisconsin’s campus and three times the number of street musicians, hippies and punks.
Postcard from Madison, Wis.
March 24, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Frank Genna’s tavern was the ultimate in neighborhood bars. He deployed a tough-love sense of humor with regulars and just the right amount of lousy service for outsiders to make the joint endearing.
KU baseball time changed today
March 24, 2002
Starting time for today’s Kansas University-Oral Roberts baseball game at Hoglund Ballpark has been switched to 11 a.m. Kansas, 11-8, will play host to Michigan 30 minutes after the Oral Roberts contest.
South Regional: Indiana rolls past Kent State, 81-69
March 24, 2002
Once again, Indiana is a Final Four team, although this time with Mike Davis as its coach. And all it took was nearly perfect three-point shooting. The Hoosiers made their first eight long-range shots and close to 80 percent overall, cruising past upstart Kent State, 81-69, Saturday night in the South Regional to return to the national semifinals for the first time since 1992.
Sooners or Tigers? KU devotees differ on who would make better opponent
March 24, 2002
By Mindie Paget It was a toss-up. Jayhawk fans determined to see the KU men notch a national championship title settled in two camps regarding Saturday afternoon’s face-off between Oklahoma and Missouri.
Jayhawks shine at outdoor track meet
March 24, 2002
Kansas University’s women won six track and field events and the KU men won five events Saturday at the Southern Illinois Spring Classic outdoor meet.
Jayhawk tennis dumps CU
March 24, 2002
Kansas continues to roll. The Jayhawk women’s tennis team beat Colorado, 5-2, on Saturday for its sixth consecutive victory.
MU fans look ahead to next year
March 24, 2002
There were high-fives, liquid toasts and cheers in Tiger Town bars on Saturday despite Missouri’s West Regional championship loss to Oklahoma. “Next year, next year,” declared happy fan Monique Coats, cheering for Missouri to the bitter end at the Shiloh Bar & Grill, a fan hangout next to campus.
KU softball snaps Baylor streak
March 24, 2002
Two runs in the first inning were enough for Kansas. KU senior Megan Urquhart’s two-run double in the first lifted the Jayhawks to a 2-1 Big 12 softball victory over Baylor on Saturday, snapping the Bears’ 24-game home winning streak.
s magical run halted by another loss to OU
March 24, 2002
As Missouri’s vocal leader, Clarence Gilbert tried everything from congratulatory pats to frustrated screams to keep his team’s miraculous run going in the NCAAs. It didn’t help, though, that Gilbert missed 15 of 16 shots from the field Saturday.
Horoscopes
March 24, 2002
For Sunday, March 24, 2002, those with birthdays today: Unusual opportunities surround the highly creative Aries. You need to use your dreams for inspiration. Your ability to conceptualize is a lot higher than many others. Think in terms of success and long-term goals. Networking invigorates many aspects of your life, not only your professional status. If you are single, watch your love life heat up late this summer. If attached, you might find that your relationship takes on a new life and vitality. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
Adjutant general thrives on role leading state homeland security
March 24, 2002
As state adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Greg Gardner had reason to celebrate on Sept. 10. After a summer of lobbying by Kansas officials, the Air Force announced that the 184th Bomb Wing of the Kansas Air National Guard would get a new name and mission but would remain in the state, at McConnell Air Force Base.
Bush pledges cooperation on ending terrorism in Peru
March 24, 2002
Extending a hand to a shaken nation, President Bush declared Saturday that the United States would work to bolster “democratic foundations” in Peru as a means of fighting terrorism. He said the two nations share a common perspective on terrorist violence: “We must stop it.”
News shows list lineup of guests
March 24, 2002
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows.
a rock-solid romantic mystery
March 24, 2002
Darl Union and Eli Wade are childhood soul mates, yet their lives can’t be more diametrically opposed. She is the heiress to the Hardigree Marble Co. that rules the town and he is the son of one of the company’s stonecutters.
s role in American society
March 24, 2002
To most Americans, the garage is simply a place to park a car or stash a lawn mower. Maybe sit in a chair, have a beer and watch life pass by the driveway. Now comes “Garage,” a coffee-table book that celebrates the history of the humble garage and its role in art and industry, from Apple computers to Walt Disney to Buddy Holly.
To improve garden soil, go organic
March 24, 2002
By Bruce Chladny Winter snow and early spring rains have helped to ease the pain of last summer’s drying heat. As a result, most of our garden soils are wet and mucky. Although spring planting of potatoes and other cool-season crops is well under way, working the garden soil now is not a good idea.
Spurs stretch winning streak to 12
Duncan sparks San Antonio’s surge against Miami
March 24, 2002
The way things are going for the San Antonio Spurs, they then can handle any game plan an opponent throws at them. Just two days after beating Dallas, the team with the league’s best offense and worst defense, the Spurs earned their 12th straight victory by beating the Miami Heat, 89-79, Saturday night.
People
March 24, 2002
Culture melding: ‘Margaritaville’ meets ‘Tiny Bubbles’ in Hawaii Fire damages Pacino guest house Estefan trespassing order widens Rosie’s ads too late for action
Support sought
March 24, 2002
To the editor: An open letter to the first lady:
The Motley Fool
March 24, 2002
 Last week’s answer  Gone fishing  The dangers of debt  Kinds of investors  Odd lots and commissions
Local briefs
March 24, 2002
 Benefit: Friends of Library preparing for annual spring book sale Friends of the Lawrence Public Library will hold its spring book sale in April. The sale  which will feature thousands of titles in categories such as fiction, classic literature, history, science, computers, foreign languages, medicine, reference and cookbooks  will be in the library garage at Seventh and Kentucky streets and in the library gallery. The sale will begin April 4 with a Members-Only Night from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Memberships may be purchased for $10 at the library circulation desk or at the door the night of the sale. The sale will continue on the following schedule:  10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 5  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6  1 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 7, Half-price day  5 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 8, $5 bag night  5 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 11, $3 bag night  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13, Giveaway _________________________________________  Crime: Drug suspect apprehended retrieving dog from shelter Topeka  A man’s devotion to his dog ended up landing him in jail. Larry D. Curry, 32, of Topeka, went to the Helping Hands Humane Society Thursday to claim his dog. The problem was the pet had been taken to the Topeka shelter after a drug raid Wednesday, and Curry was wanted on several drug warrants, according to Shawnee County Jail records and shelter officials. When he went to the shelter, Curry was arrested on one of the warrants. Police said city, county and state law officers searched Curry’s home and five others Wednesday. The main purpose of the searches was to find people who were wanted on warrants after selling drugs to police or people working with police. Curry was arrested Thursday and booked into jail on outstanding warrants charging him with the felony sale of a narcotic drug. He was released about an hour later after posting bond. _________________________________________  Community service: Lawrence students forming new Youth Volunteer Council A new Youth Volunteer Council is being formed, and students of all grades in Douglas County are invited to attend. Helping to start the council are Free State High School senior Darion Pearson, Southwest Junior High freshmen Andrea Chao, Dhwani Shah and Diane Alexander and fifth-grade Quail Run student Brock Norwood. An informational meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 17 in the auditorium at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Refreshments will be served. The Youth Volunteer Council will promote volunteerism among youths, plan quality service activities and recognize youth volunteers in the community. For more information, call the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, 865-5030, or e-mail ghvc@ixks.com. _________________________________________  Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.19 at Site Service Station, 946 E. 23rd St. 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 board.
s a good one, on and off court
March 24, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Drew Gooden sat at a circular table, fiddling with, then peeling and eating a banana as media-types grilled him for nearly half an hour. Welcome to the Elite Eight, Drew.
Pharmacist lacks explanation for why he collected blood
March 24, 2002
A pharmacist who pleaded guilty to fraudulently drawing blood from 16 women has yet to explain why he collected the blood and what he did with it. Corey Penner, 29, entered his guilty plea Friday to 16 counts of misdemeanor battery. Under a plea agreement, 15 of the 31 original charges were dismissed.
To improve garden soil, go organic
March 24, 2002
By Bruce Chladny Winter snow and early spring rains have helped to ease the pain of last summer’s drying heat. As a result, most of our garden soils are wet and mucky. Although spring planting of potatoes and other cool-season crops is well under way, working the garden soil now is not a good idea.
Exhibit explores ‘early us’
Casts of fossils, tools define life of human ancestors
March 24, 2002
By Jan Biles About 80 years ago, Raymond Dart was digging in South Africa and found what he recognized to be an early human ancestor. He named the specimen Australopithecus africanus.
Next economic worry: inflation
March 24, 2002
Department store shoppers are getting a bit of sticker shock along with their new spring and summer fashions. Clothing prices in February jumped by the biggest amount in a nearly a year.
U.S. modifies nuclear arms stance
Bush administration continues to alter Cold War policy of targeting Russia
March 24, 2002
The Bush administration is working to codify the evolution of U.S. strategic nuclear doctrine from the Cold War policy of massive retaliation against the Soviet Union to a more flexible system that warns of a pre-emptive strike against hostile countries that threaten to use weapons of mass destruction.
Jayhawks shine at outdoor track meet
March 24, 2002
Kansas University’s women won six track and field events and the KU men won five events Saturday at the Southern Illinois Spring Classic outdoor meet.
Anticipation not best part of airline trip
March 24, 2002
By Dave Barry The Miami Herald We set out from Miami early on Feb. 5, two adults and a 2-year-old, bound for Salt Lake City. In a sense, we were following the Mormon pioneers, who trekked to Utah on foot, trudging 1,300 brutal miles mile over harsh terrain.
Births
March 24, 2002
Scott and Jodi Schlesener, Perry, a girl, Thursday. Tiana A. Galloway and Logan Cassella, Lawrence, a boy, Saturday.
Fans find amusement on day before big game
March 24, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Jayhawk fans gave a blue hue Saturday to the city’s prime people-watching business corridor known as State Street. Just imagine Massachusetts Street in Lawrence except twice the length  it runs from the Wisconsin State Capitol building to the University of Wisconsin’s campus  and three times the number of street musicians, hippies and punks.
Memorial Stadium party planned today
March 24, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Concession food, Megavision and welcome-home parties are OK. Booze, tree-climbing and urinating on campus carpets aren’t. Those are some of the guidelines set by Kansas University’s Celebration Taskforce, which is preparing for an influx of Jayhawk fans on campus if the men’s basketball team goes to the Final Four.
KU baseball time changed today
March 24, 2002
Starting time for today’s Kansas University-Oral Roberts baseball game at Hoglund Ballpark has been switched to 11 a.m. Kansas, 11-8, will play host to Michigan 30 minutes after the Oral Roberts contest.
Kansas has talent to bring home title
March 24, 2002
By Bill Mayer Three down, three to go for one of the truly great Kansas basketball teams  even if Oregon wins today. Nobody can sneeze off a 32-victory season and 16-0 in the treacherous Big 12.
Cosmic search gives meaning to life
March 24, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group The Department of Transportation deals with the movement of things, which is important. The Department of Agriculture deals with food, which is vital. However, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration deals with the origin, nature and meaning, if any, of the universe. Attention should be paid.
National briefs
March 24, 2002
 Illinois: Suspect shoots, kills deputy, two neighbors  Texas: State to fight obesity with gym-class mandate  St. Louis: Archdiocese announces molestation settlements  Miami: Airport workers charged with smuggling drugs  Alabama: Driver on Parks’ bus dies of heart attack
What are you reading?
March 24, 2002
Jamie Basham, KU student, Lawrence “I’m reading ‘Gray Matters,’ which is an introduction to philosophy of the mind.”
Briefcase
March 24, 2002
 Turnpike wins national transportation award  Anniversary: Sports drink still quenching university’s thirst for dollars  Motley Fool: Name that company  Study: This talk not cheap
Business briefs
March 24, 2002
Faces and places Harris Construction recently was awarded construction contracts for three new ALDI grocery stores, the Lawrence-based building company announced this week.
Shelter sense
March 24, 2002
Cease-fire efforts, fighting continue
March 24, 2002
Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians who attacked an army post with grenades Saturday, and militant Islamic groups said they would ignore any truce deal, complicating U.S. efforts to arrange a cease-fire.
Briefly
March 24, 2002
New York: Authorities are dubious of anthrax-hijacker link Afghanistan: Schoolgirls return to Afghan classrooms Massachusetts: Memorial service honors slain reporter Ohio: Hackers can’t penetrate air base’s computers
Area Briefs
March 24, 2002
County firefighters battle Saturday grass fires Art historian to discuss early Japanese textiles KU Hall Center announces lineup for lecture series Way of the Cross to raise awareness of world suffering
Threat of rising interest rates creates mortgage questions
March 24, 2002
Alarmed by rising long-term interest rates, many mortgage shoppers are racing to lock in new loans at today’s still-attractive rates. Makes sense: A month or two from now, mortgage rates could well be higher, thanks to the trickle-down effect of economic recovery.
Retreats deserving of respect
New book examines garage’s role in American society
March 24, 2002
To most Americans, the garage is simply a place to park a car or stash a lawn mower. Maybe sit in a chair, have a beer and watch life pass by the driveway. Now comes “Garage,” a coffee-table book that celebrates the history of the humble garage and its role in art and industry, from Apple computers to Walt Disney to Buddy Holly.
Briefcase
March 24, 2002
Turnpike wins national transportation award Anniversary: Sports drink still quenching university’s thirst for dollars Motley Fool: Name that company Study: This talk not cheap
People
March 24, 2002
 Culture melding: ‘Margaritaville’ meets ‘Tiny Bubbles’ in Hawaii  Fire damages Pacino guest house  Estefan trespassing order widens  Rosie’s ads too late for action
Taxing options
March 24, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Gov. Bill Graves has a budget plan that’s bound to find detractors. If legislators can come up with something better, now’s the time. The budget plan Gov. Bill Graves put on the table Friday almost certainly will draw fire from conservative Republicans in the Kansas Legislature, who don’t like the fact that the governor is willing to raise taxes to help solve the state’s budget crisis.
World briefs
March 24, 2002
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Mass grave yields bodies of 18 Muslims London: ‘Dr. Scholl’ loses battle with rare pneumonia Rome: Exiled Afghan king’s return home postponed Lebanon: Building collapse claims at least four victims
Local briefs
March 24, 2002
Benefit: Friends of Library preparing for annual spring book sale Friends of the Lawrence Public Library will hold its spring book sale in April. The sale which will feature thousands of titles in categories such as fiction, classic literature, history, science, computers, foreign languages, medicine, reference and cookbooks will be in the library garage at Seventh and Kentucky streets and in the library gallery. The sale will begin April 4 with a Members-Only Night from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Memberships may be purchased for $10 at the library circulation desk or at the door the night of the sale. The sale will continue on the following schedule: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 5 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 7, Half-price day 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 8, $5 bag night 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 11, $3 bag night 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13, Giveaway _________________________________________ Crime: Drug suspect apprehended retrieving dog from shelter Topeka A man’s devotion to his dog ended up landing him in jail. Larry D. Curry, 32, of Topeka, went to the Helping Hands Humane Society Thursday to claim his dog. The problem was the pet had been taken to the Topeka shelter after a drug raid Wednesday, and Curry was wanted on several drug warrants, according to Shawnee County Jail records and shelter officials. When he went to the shelter, Curry was arrested on one of the warrants. Police said city, county and state law officers searched Curry’s home and five others Wednesday. The main purpose of the searches was to find people who were wanted on warrants after selling drugs to police or people working with police. Curry was arrested Thursday and booked into jail on outstanding warrants charging him with the felony sale of a narcotic drug. He was released about an hour later after posting bond. _________________________________________ Community service: Lawrence students forming new Youth Volunteer Council A new Youth Volunteer Council is being formed, and students of all grades in Douglas County are invited to attend. Helping to start the council are Free State High School senior Darion Pearson, Southwest Junior High freshmen Andrea Chao, Dhwani Shah and Diane Alexander and fifth-grade Quail Run student Brock Norwood. An informational meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 17 in the auditorium at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Refreshments will be served. The Youth Volunteer Council will promote volunteerism among youths, plan quality service activities and recognize youth volunteers in the community. For more information, call the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, 865-5030, or e-mail ghvc@ixks.com. _________________________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.19 at Site Service Station, 946 E. 23rd St. 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 board.
Bookstore
March 24, 2002
Bookstore
March 24, 2002
Hardcover fiction 1. “2nd Chance” by James Patterson with Andrew Gross
on map
March 24, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Two blocks from the Canadian border in the state of Washington sits the town of Blaine, population 3,000 Â give or take a few. Hard to believe a burg that small could turn out a basketball player who would make Aaron Miles opt to go to Kansas University, a school halfway across the country, but it’s true.
Oregon big man finds time for hoops
March 24, 2002
By David Mitchell There was a time when Chris Christoffersen would have had a hard time passing up a brew pub called The Great Dane. So far, Oregon’s senior center from Roenne, Denmark, has resisted the local sports bar.
Taxing options
March 24, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Gov. Bill Graves has a budget plan that’s bound to find detractors. If legislators can come up with something better, now’s the time. The budget plan Gov. Bill Graves put on the table Friday almost certainly will draw fire from conservative Republicans in the Kansas Legislature, who don’t like the fact that the governor is willing to raise taxes to help solve the state’s budget crisis.
Next economic worry: inflation
March 24, 2002
Department store shoppers are getting a bit of sticker shock along with their new spring and summer fashions. Clothing prices in February jumped by the biggest amount in a nearly a year.
Lolita ‘Granny’ DeFries Weselis
March 24, 2002
West Regional: Oklahoma halts Tigers’ run, 81-75
March 24, 2002
Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson is going to another Final Four only this time, he won’t have to go alone. With a dynamic combination of toughness and late-game cool, Oklahoma rolled to its first national semifinal since 1988 with an 81-75 victory over 12th-seeded Missouri on Saturday.
Teens who forgo college find new classrooms
March 24, 2002
John Mayer panicked on his first night in Atlanta. He had just withdrawn from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, had a transcript full of Fs and a bill from the school for $50 because he supposedly drew on the wall of his dorm room.
Business briefs
March 24, 2002
Gunmen attack Afghan security chief, kill one, seek protection with U.S.
March 24, 2002
Gunmen opened fire Sunday on the security chief of eastern Afghanistan’s Khost province, killing one person and injuring two others.
South Regional: Indiana rolls past Kent State, 81-69
March 24, 2002
Once again, Indiana is a Final Four team, although this time with Mike Davis as its coach. And all it took was nearly perfect three-point shooting. The Hoosiers made their first eight long-range shots and close to 80 percent overall, cruising past upstart Kent State, 81-69, Saturday night in the South Regional to return to the national semifinals for the first time since 1992.
Williams miffed by drug testing
March 24, 2002
By Gary Bedore The often-stodgy NCAA did its part to spoil Kansas University’s victory celebration on Friday night. Four Jayhawks  Drew Gooden, Keith Langford, Wayne Simien and Chris Zerbe  were whisked to drug testing labs at Kohl Arena about midnight Saturday, after the players met their responsibilities with the media following KU’s 73-69 victory over Illinois.
summer program
March 24, 2002
The Kansas University School of Engineering is seeking girls entering ninth to 12th grades for its seventh annual Project Discovery summer program.
Horoscopes
March 24, 2002
Legislation, Mother Nature keep rural residents guessing
March 24, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn It’s dry on the farm and hot on Capitol Hill, and area farmers are hoping both conditions change for the better in the next month. Douglas County farmers this week said they are receiving a double dose of uncertainty as they prepare to enter into their busy spring and summer seasons.
Goddard space library worth checking out
March 24, 2002
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to enjoy a trip to Clark University’s Robert H. Goddard Library. As a professor of physics for 29 years, Goddard did rocket research that made him the father of a field that eventually put men on the moon.
Threat of rising interest rates creates mortgage questions
March 24, 2002
Alarmed by rising long-term interest rates, many mortgage shoppers are racing to lock in new loans at today’s still-attractive rates. Makes sense: A month or two from now, mortgage rates could well be higher, thanks to the trickle-down effect of economic recovery.
Cheese-keepers matched form, function
March 24, 2002
In the 19th century, before the days of plastic containers and refrigerators, cheese-keepers kept cheese from drying out. These covered dishes also kept the odor of the cheese from spreading through a room.
Casts of fossils, tools define life of human ancestors
March 24, 2002
By Jan Biles About 80 years ago, Raymond Dart was digging in South Africa and found what he recognized to be an early human ancestor. He named the specimen Australopithecus africanus.
s surge against Miami
March 24, 2002
The way things are going for the San Antonio Spurs, they then can handle any game plan an opponent throws at them. Just two days after beating Dallas, the team with the league’s best offense and worst defense, the Spurs earned their 12th straight victory by beating the Miami Heat, 89-79, Saturday night.
Re-release of Spielberg classic comes under criticism from film purists
March 24, 2002
The wrinkly, crinkly munchkin from outer space is coming back to Earth, his fairy-tale journey a bit longer and more benign than when he first landed in theaters 20 years ago.
Sisters to part professional ways
March 24, 2002
By Jan Biles Over the past 11 years, Janeal Krehbiel and Marilyn Epp have built a Lawrence tradition. The sisters are the artistic talents behind the Lawrence Children’s Choir, a group of about 75 young singers in fifth through ninth grades that have performed 22 concerts, completed about eight tours and recorded three CDs.
Read this or KU will lose
March 24, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Chad Meyers of Lawrence won’t be shaving anytime soon. The Kansas Jayhawks lost to the Oklahoma Sooners the last time he trimmed his beard. And there’s no way he’s going to wear anything but THE outfit today for KU’s game against the Oregon Ducks at Kohl Center.
Williams yuks it up
March 24, 2002
By David Mitchell It was the Kohl Center, not the downtown Comedy Club, but the only thing missing from Roy Williams’ news conference on Saturday was a series of rim shots. Williams was on the dais with his five starters for 30 minutes to discuss Kansas University’s Elite Eight game today against Oregon.
Jayhawk tennis dumps CU
March 24, 2002
Kansas continues to roll. The Jayhawk women’s tennis team beat Colorado, 5-2, on Saturday for its sixth consecutive victory.
DeFries Weselis
March 24, 2002
Memorial services for Lolita “Granny” DeFries Weselis, 93, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Weselis died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Some financial experts blame the weak economy
March 24, 2002
Not long after Donald McNeese had a falling-out with his boss at the Prudential Insurance Co., he allegedly settled on a scheme to exact revenge. McNeese worked in the tax department of Prudential’s Jacksonville, Fla., office and was frustrated at what he felt was unfairly low pay.
Woods among 13 players within six shots of top spot
March 24, 2002
On a day of scintillating shots and shocking collapses, Carl Paulson played a steady hand Saturday in The Players Championship and positioned himself for the biggest surprise of all.
Help your home stand above others in the market
March 24, 2002
By Carol Boncella More houses are for sale in the spring than at any other time of year. So if you are putting your house on the market, it must stand above the competition. From curb appeal to indoor allure, the first impression your home makes on potential buyers often determines its salability.
State leadership
March 24, 2002
To the editor: Reporting on the fiscal woes of Kansas has lacked some information which I think we should hear. In the last decade our state leaders boasted about reducing taxes. I would hope that such actions also provided more and more equitable taxing.
Saddam should see writing on the wall
March 24, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Dear Bonehead: Yeah, Saddam, you. I know. You expect that Oh Munificent and Mighty One stuff. You’ve had Cabinet ministers executed on television for much less. And you have had millions  yes, millions  gassed, subjected to torture and biological experimentation in your prisons or sacrificed on the battlefield for your ego.
N.D. seeks snow angel world record
March 24, 2002
Nearly 1,800 people Saturday waved their arms and legs in a fresh snow on the state Capitol mall in hopes of creating a world record for creating the most simultaneous snow angels.
Anthropology experts to give lectures
March 24, 2002
Four anthropology experts will talk about their research into the earliest phase of human evolution this spring at Kansas University. The lectures, scheduled in conjunction with the “Early Us (and Them) in Africa” exhibit at the Museum of Anthropology, begin at 7 p.m. at the museum.
Bush administration continues to alter Cold War policy of targeting Russia
March 24, 2002
The Bush administration is working to codify the evolution of U.S. strategic nuclear doctrine from the Cold War policy of massive retaliation against the Soviet Union to a more flexible system that warns of a pre-emptive strike against hostile countries that threaten to use weapons of mass destruction.
s Sanderson caps perfect year
March 24, 2002
Iowa State’s Cael Sanderson completed an unprecedented feat in college wrestling Saturday, winning his 159th straight match for his fourth straight NCAA title. The 197-pound senior caught Jon Trenge by the ankle, turned it into a double-leg takedown and put the Lehigh sophomore straight to his back for a near fall, going on to score a 12-4 major decision.
Mary Ruth Jones
March 24, 2002
Gooden’s a good one, on and off court
March 24, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Drew Gooden sat at a circular table, fiddling with, then peeling and eating a banana as media-types grilled him for nearly half an hour. Welcome to the Elite Eight, Drew.
Lawmaker’s plan makes state assistance harder to get
March 24, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Without the state’s assistance, Janett Mizell doesn’t know how she could survive. Because of numerous health problems, the 48-year-old Lawrence resident cannot work or engage in much physical activity.
Saddam should see writing on the wall
March 24, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Dear Bonehead: Yeah, Saddam, you. I know. You expect that Oh Munificent and Mighty One stuff. You’ve had Cabinet ministers executed on television for much less. And you have had millions yes, millions gassed, subjected to torture and biological experimentation in your prisons or sacrificed on the battlefield for your ego.
Still holding on to hope
Implanted devices reduce woman’s epileptic seizures
March 24, 2002
By Jan Biles Meredith Leary has plenty of time to live. A little more than a year ago, the Lawrence resident spent hours each day bouncing back from the confusion and physical stress created by epileptic seizures.
Disease expected to reach Kansas by this summer
Horse owners anticipating West Nile Virus
March 24, 2002
By Mindie Paget Until recently, Douglas County resident and horsewoman Vickie Avery thought of West Nile Virus as “one of those things that’s someplace else.” But reports that the disease, which has killed horses and humans, is expected to reach Kansas by this summer have spurred Avery to consider preventive measures.
Linda Kay Barnes
March 24, 2002
Bush pledges cooperation on ending terrorism in Peru
March 24, 2002
Extending a hand to a shaken nation, President Bush declared Saturday that the United States would work to bolster “democratic foundations” in Peru as a means of fighting terrorism. He said the two nations share a common perspective on terrorist violence: “We must stop it.”
Kansas vs. Oregon: Win one more, it’s Final Four
Jayhawks, Ducks play similar styles
March 24, 2002
By Gary Bedore Oregon and Kansas University both like to run, which could make for a fun NCAA Midwest Regional final today at Kohl Center. “They like to get in transition and get it up and down the floor.
Arts funding
March 24, 2002
Support sought
March 24, 2002
Anticipation not best part of airline trip
March 24, 2002
By Dave Barry The Miami Herald We set out from Miami early on Feb. 5, two adults and a 2-year-old, bound for Salt Lake City. In a sense, we were following the Mormon pioneers, who trekked to Utah on foot, trudging 1,300 brutal miles mile over harsh terrain.
Adjutant general thrives on role leading state homeland security
March 24, 2002
As state adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Greg Gardner had reason to celebrate on Sept. 10. After a summer of lobbying by Kansas officials, the Air Force announced that the 184th Bomb Wing of the Kansas Air National Guard would get a new name and mission but would remain in the state, at McConnell Air Force Base.
KU Engineering plans girls’ summer program
March 24, 2002
The Kansas University School of Engineering is seeking girls entering ninth to 12th grades for its seventh annual Project Discovery summer program.
Whoopi Goldberg to emcee tonight’s awards ceremony
March 24, 2002
Whoopi Goldberg will be host for the 74th Academy Awards today, her fourth such stint in 10 years. The annual gala begins at 7:30 p.m. from the new 3,650-seat Kodak Theater, bringing the awards back to Hollywood for the first time in 40 years.
Cheese-keepers matched form, function
March 24, 2002
In the 19th century, before the days of plastic containers and refrigerators, cheese-keepers kept cheese from drying out. These covered dishes also kept the odor of the cheese from spreading through a room.
Finish trellis with a frame
March 24, 2002
When I purchased my home about five years ago, the exterior of my garage looked kind of bland. So I thought I would grow some morning glories and train them to climb a trellis attached to the garage.
Seniors have new options to navigate the ‘net
March 24, 2002
Before he was elected governor of Virginia in November, Mark Warner was a millionaire venture capitalist. But he was also a son, and when his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and he started looking for information, he discovered it was difficult to find.
Uncertainty looms over farms
Legislation, Mother Nature keep rural residents guessing
March 24, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn It’s dry on the farm and hot on Capitol Hill, and area farmers are hoping both conditions change for the better in the next month. Douglas County farmers this week said they are receiving a double dose of uncertainty as they prepare to enter into their busy spring and summer seasons.
Employee theft reaching new highs
Some financial experts blame the weak economy
March 24, 2002
Not long after Donald McNeese had a falling-out with his boss at the Prudential Insurance Co., he allegedly settled on a scheme to exact revenge. McNeese worked in the tax department of Prudential’s Jacksonville, Fla., office and was frustrated at what he felt was unfairly low pay.
Gunmen attack Afghan security chief, kill one, seek protection with U.S.
March 24, 2002
Gunmen opened fire Sunday on the security chief of eastern Afghanistan’s Khost province, killing one person and injuring two others.
Jayhawks, Ducks play similar styles
March 24, 2002
By Gary Bedore Oregon and Kansas University both like to run, which could make for a fun NCAA Midwest Regional final today at Kohl Center. “They like to get in transition and get it up and down the floor.
Report abuse to police, cardinal urges
March 24, 2002
Roman Catholic Cardinal Edward Egan insisted Saturday that he properly handled allegations of sexual abuse by priests when he was a bishop in Connecticut. He also urged that all allegations of sexual abuse be immediately given to police.
Roots
March 24, 2002
 Couple share collectibles
Cease-fire efforts, fighting continue
March 24, 2002
Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians who attacked an army post with grenades Saturday, and militant Islamic groups said they would ignore any truce deal, complicating U.S. efforts to arrange a cease-fire.
Sense for seniors: Adult day care gives options to caregivers
March 24, 2002
My husband’s father suffered a stroke six weeks ago. He can no longer live alone because he needs some care and supervision. Tim and I both work, and we don’t feel either of us can quit our jobs to take care of dad.
Horse owners anticipating West Nile Virus
March 24, 2002
By Mindie Paget Until recently, Douglas County resident and horsewoman Vickie Avery thought of West Nile Virus as “one of those things that’s someplace else.” But reports that the disease, which has killed horses and humans, is expected to reach Kansas by this summer have spurred Avery to consider preventive measures.
net
March 24, 2002
Before he was elected governor of Virginia in November, Mark Warner was a millionaire venture capitalist. But he was also a son, and when his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and he started looking for information, he discovered it was difficult to find.
t postpone asking questions concerning health care coverage
March 24, 2002
Whether you are the employee or beneficiary, here are some of the questions that should be answered before you hang your hat  and health-care coverage future  on COBRA: Should the employer be notified at separation or divorce? When does the COBRA time begin to run?
s plan makes state assistance harder to get
March 24, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Without the state’s assistance, Janett Mizell doesn’t know how she could survive. Because of numerous health problems, the 48-year-old Lawrence resident cannot work or engage in much physical activity.
Teens who forgo college find new classrooms
March 24, 2002
John Mayer panicked on his first night in Atlanta. He had just withdrawn from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, had a transcript full of Fs and a bill from the school for $50 because he supposedly drew on the wall of his dorm room.
Lawrence adoptee reunited with mother
March 24, 2002
By Mindie Paget They have the same nose, same curly hair. They both snort when they laugh. They laugh a lot these days. Watching Lawrence resident Stacey Hayes and her mother, Maureen Johnson, sit together on the couch and chat about the details of their lives, you’d never know they just met Thursday night.
Lawmakers discuss redistricting, budget at legislative breakfast
March 24, 2002
By Mike Belt A new proposal designed to keep Lawrence in the 3rd Congressional District will be made this week in the Kansas Senate. State Sen. Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, said Saturday the plan would put most of Douglas County outside of Lawrence in the 2nd Congressional District and split Johnson County between the 2nd and 3rd districts.
The filmmakers range in age and genres, but all strive for creativity
March 24, 2002
The best-directing field at the Academy Awards is a true multigenerational affair. One is pushing 80, a maverick American filmmaker responsible for some of the most caustic character studies of the last three decades.
Area Briefs
March 24, 2002
 County firefighters battle Saturday grass fires  Art historian to discuss early Japanese textiles  KU Hall Center announces lineup for lecture series  Way of the Cross to raise awareness of world suffering
NCAA Women Mideast Regional: Old Dominion crushes Kansas State, 88-62
March 24, 2002
Old Dominion’s pressure was too much for Kansas State’s youth. Lucienne Berthieu scored 30 points and the Monarchs, angered by their seventh seed, beat Kansas State 88-62 in a Mideast Regional semifinal game Saturday.
Roy Williams does not take many chances
March 24, 2002
Roy Williams does not take many chances. Ten points, a dozen, then 15 - go ahead, try to come up with a lead big enough to keep Williams nailed to his seat. A deep and talented Kansas basketball team tried its best game after game and what it finally learned was this: You can’t.
run, 81-75
March 24, 2002
Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson is going to another Final Four  only this time, he won’t have to go alone. With a dynamic combination of toughness and late-game cool, Oklahoma rolled to its first national semifinal since 1988 with an 81-75 victory over 12th-seeded Missouri on Saturday.
s epileptic seizures
March 24, 2002
By Jan Biles Meredith Leary has plenty of time to live. A little more than a year ago, the Lawrence resident spent hours each day bouncing back from the confusion and physical stress created by epileptic seizures.
s leadership has narrow scope
March 24, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group With Congress on its Easter break, it is clear that the elevated status President Bush has achieved as commander in chief of the war on terrorism has so far not produced any comparable gains for his influence on other issues.
Finish trellis with a frame
March 24, 2002
When I purchased my home about five years ago, the exterior of my garage looked kind of bland. So I thought I would grow some morning glories and train them to climb a trellis attached to the garage.
Technology makes easier Internet navigation possible for older users
March 24, 2002
One of the biggest problems 79-year-old Al Berger has tackled while teaching fellow seniors how to use the Internet is getting them to sit through his lessons. “I’ve had people leave the class because they said the type was too small,” said Berger, an instructor for SeniorNet, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that offers computer training to people aged 50 and older.
Kansas 104, Oregon 86
March 24, 2002
Drew Gooden and Nick Collison each had double-doubles by early in the second half Sunday and top-seeded Kansas never trailed in a 104-86 rout of the Ducks that put the Jayhawks in the Final Four.
Briefly
March 24, 2002
 Washington: IRS details overdue taxes from federal workers, retirees  London: Labor members consider challenge against Blair  New York: Trade center wreckage yields remains of 12 victims  Bosnia-Herzegovina: Report: Al-Qaida planned attack on U.S. Embassy
On the street
March 24, 2002
Asked at Borders What is your pick for Best Picture?
Terrapins, Huskies share identity crisis
March 24, 2002
Maryland is 40 minutes from the Final Four, yet its players still get questions about Duke, which has been out of the tournament for days now. Connecticut won a national title in 1999 yet is still considered by some to be a one-hit program.
Huskies had hoped for second shot at Maryland
March 24, 2002
The first time Maryland and Connecticut met this season they were very different from each other. Maryland had three senior starters back from its first Final Four appearance. Connecticut used two sophomores and two freshmen as it tried to rebound from a season that ended with a second-round loss in the NIT.
Linda Kay Barnes
March 24, 2002
Graveside services for Linda Kay Barnes, 47, Lawrence, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Lawrence. Ms. Barnes died Friday, March 22, 2002, at her home.
Arts funding
March 24, 2002
To the editor: It has come to our attention that rather than just make draconian cuts to the Kansas Arts Commission, a proposal to abolish arts funding altogether will be made in the next few days. This would be a severe blow to the arts in Lawrence and to the state as a whole. The arts commission has supported the Lawrence Arts Center and the Lied Center, providing funding for the Cordley School mural, and has provided funds for countless music, dance and arts programs throughout the state for all age groups. Programs benefiting youth have been especially effective in helping young people make meaningful connections to their communities.
Briefly
March 24, 2002
 New York: Authorities are dubious of anthrax-hijacker link  Afghanistan: Schoolgirls return to Afghan classrooms  Massachusetts: Memorial service honors slain reporter  Ohio: Hackers can’t penetrate air base’s computers
Briefly
March 24, 2002
Washington: IRS details overdue taxes from federal workers, retirees London: Labor members consider challenge against Blair New York: Trade center wreckage yields remains of 12 victims Bosnia-Herzegovina: Report: Al-Qaida planned attack on U.S. Embassy
KU softball snaps Baylor streak
March 24, 2002
Two runs in the first inning were enough for Kansas. KU senior Megan Urquhart’s two-run double in the first lifted the Jayhawks to a 2-1 Big 12 softball victory over Baylor on Saturday, snapping the Bears’ 24-game home winning streak.
Grass fires plague homes in New Mexico
March 24, 2002
Wind-whipped grass fires Saturday pushed into affluent residential areas in the pine-studded southern New Mexico mountains, burning at least 32 homes and forcing more than 1,300 residents to evacuate.
Sooners or Tigers? KU devotees differ on who would make better opponent
March 24, 2002
By Mindie Paget It was a toss-up. Jayhawk fans determined to see the KU men notch a national championship title settled in two camps regarding Saturday afternoon’s face-off between Oklahoma and Missouri.
KU bowlers in lead at qualifying tourney
March 24, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s bowling team holds the lead after the first of two days in the Intercollegiate Bowling championships national qualifier. The top four teams will advance to nationals in Buffalo, N.Y., on April 17-21.
Postcard from Madison, Wis.
March 24, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Frank Genna’s tavern was the ultimate in neighborhood bars. He deployed a tough-love sense of humor with regulars and just the right amount of lousy service for outsiders to make the joint endearing.
College Board president eyes changes to SAT
March 24, 2002
In a move that could affect high school seniors nationwide, the head of the College Board is proposing major changes to the SAT I in an apparent effort to hold on to its biggest client, the University of California.
Selig says stadium issue crucial for Royals
March 24, 2002
While assuring Kansas City that the Royals are in no danger of contraction, baseball commissioner Bud Selig warned that improvements to Kauffman Stadium “have to be addressed.”
MU fans look ahead to next year
March 24, 2002
There were high-fives, liquid toasts and cheers in Tiger Town bars on Saturday despite Missouri’s West Regional championship loss to Oklahoma. “Next year, next year,” declared happy fan Monique Coats, cheering for Missouri to the bitter end at the Shiloh Bar & Grill, a fan hangout next to campus.
Stamps honor great American illustrators
March 24, 2002
The unique artistic talent of the great American illustrators of the last quarter of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th lives forever. In tribute to these men and women, the U.S. Postal Service issued a pane of 20 stamps last year showing their work.
Blum belts two to boost Astros
March 24, 2002
Jeff Bagwell and Geoff Blum hit two-run homers to help the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals, 9-7, Saturday. Brian Hunter had four hits and Tripp Cromer hit a solo home run for the Astros.
s April 1 deadline
March 24, 2002
Kansas City general manager Allard Baird said Saturday he remains hopeful of signing first baseman Mike Sweeney to a long-term contract by Sweeney’s April 1 deadline. “We continue to have dialogue, and we’ll see where that takes us,” Baird said. “We’re in communication with each other.”
Iraq invites U.S. delegation to discuss missing pilot
March 24, 2002
Iraq said on Sunday it was ready to receive a U.S. delegation to discuss the fate of an American pilot shot down over Iraq during the 1991 Gulf War.
Old Home Town - 25 and 100 years ago
March 24, 2002
IN 1977 Kansas Gov. Robert Bennett strongly supported Kansas University’s requests for increases in funding through the legislature for the coming year. Bennett called the requests “quite reasonable and badly needed.” IN 1902 On March 24, 1902, the Lawrence World stated “The man who does things is always maligned and criticized by the loafers. They declare that his is over-doing, that he is really a bad man at heart, but is good through hypocrisy. A town loafer is the enemy of thrift and character. He starts stories, corrupts homes and is a nuisance generally. We never will solve our social situations until we devise some plan of getting rid of the loafers. They are the confirmed mischief makers. The busy people have no time for such things and are simply the victims.”
Show of respect
March 24, 2002
To the editor: I feel moved to let the citizens of Lawrence know how they touched so many hearts last week. I was there to attend my brother-in-law’s funeral. As the funeral wound its way through town, almost every car pulled over and stopped, and most turned on their lights. The police officers that were aiding in traffic control stood beside their cars at attention. They remained this way for the entire funeral procession.
s awards ceremony
March 24, 2002
Whoopi Goldberg will be host for the 74th Academy Awards today, her fourth such stint in 10 years. The annual gala begins at 7:30 p.m. from the new 3,650-seat Kodak Theater, bringing the awards back to Hollywood for the first time in 40 years.
NCAA Women West Regional: Buffaloes beat No. 2 seed Stanford
March 24, 2002
With the Colorado Buffaloes, the sum is more than its parts. They proved it by taking out Stanford’s triple threat standout, Nicole Powell. Tera Bjorkland scored 10 of her 17 points in the second half and Randi Wirt swished two free throws with eight seconds remaining as No. 3 seeded Colorado beat second-seeded Stanford 62-59 Saturday night in the West Regional semifinals.
NCAA Women Midwest Regional: Vanderbilt, Tennessee advance
March 24, 2002
Vanderbilt relied on its two strengths, defense and Chantelle Anderson, to move within one game of the women’s Final Four. Anderson had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and top-seeded Vanderbilt slowed one of the nation’s highest-scoring teams in beating fourth-seeded North Carolina 70-61 Saturday in a Midwest Regional semifinal.
Senior Brief
March 24, 2002
 New member named to AARP council
World briefs
March 24, 2002
 Bosnia-Herzegovina: Mass grave yields bodies of 18 Muslims  London: ‘Dr. Scholl’ loses battle with rare pneumonia  Rome: Exiled Afghan king’s return home postponed  Lebanon: Building collapse claims at least four victims
NCAA Women East Regional: Duke eliminates Texas
March 24, 2002
Duke won all season thanks to its high-powered offense. The Blue Devils are advancing in the NCAA Tournament thanks to their defense. Duke’s perimeter pressure helped offset Texas’ strength inside by denying easy passes into the post, and the Blue Devils held the Longhorns to their fewest points in two years, winning 62-46 Saturday in an East Regional semifinal.
Newcomb
March 24, 2002
Memorial services for Joseph John “Jack” Newcomb, 83, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 11 a.m. April 20 at Trinity Episcopal Church. He donated his body to the Kansas University School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kan., for medical research. Mr. Newcomb died Monday, March 18, 2002, at the Manor of Kansas City, Kan.
KU-Oregon pregame
March 24, 2002
Tipoff: 1:40 p.m. today, Kohl Center, Madison, Wis. Live telecast: Channels 5 and 13.
Ridge stands firm in saying he will not agree to testify before Congress
March 24, 2002
(Updated Monday at 2:40 a.m.) Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge stood firm Sunday in his refusal to testify before Congress about the White House’s anti-terrorism budget, saying his appearance would violate the constitution’s separation of powers.
Maryland 90, Connecticut 82
March 24, 2002
On a night when Maryland’s senior stars led the way, struggling junior Steve Blake hit the shot that sealed a second straight trip to the Final Four.
Sunday events at Memorial Stadium canceled due to weather
March 24, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 6:56 p.m.) University of Kansas has announced that due to the wintry forecast of cold temperatures, rain and wind, today’s events at Memorial Stadium for the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team have been canceled.
World Online report: Jayhawks pluck Ducks, 104-86
March 24, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 6:33 p.m.) The Kansas Jayhawks will return to the Final Four once again. By defeating the Oregon Ducks, KU has won the Midwest Region of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, and can make travel reservations for next weekend in Atlanta. Next up: Maryland.
Cheney says al-Qaida, Taliban fighters regrouping, will try to attack U.S. forces in Afghanistan
March 24, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 10:18 a.m.) Taliban and al-Qaida fighters are regrouping in Afghanistan after the recent end of the most biggest ground offensive of the war, and expected to try to mount attacks against U.S. troops there, Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday.
Former communist playground beckons outside Eastern Bloc
March 24, 2002
Hikers squeeze around small wooden tables inside a dark one-room cottage, sipping peppermint tea and huddling by the fire in this haven tucked among Slovakia’s tallest mountains.
American commander says nothing points to successful manufacture
March 24, 2002
U.S. forces recently found evidence in Afghanistan that Osama bin Laden was trying to “get his hands on” anthrax or other biological weapons, the commander of the war effort said Saturday.
Sound off
March 24, 2002
Could someone give us documentation of the tax cuts we’ve had during the present governor’s administration? Yes. That information is available from Gov. Bill Graves’ budget division, which is located in room 155-E in the Capitol. The telephone number is (785) 296-2436.
Friends and Neighbors
March 24, 2002
Elizabeth Rose Lewis, Olathe, displays the engagement ring she received in a box of chocolates given to her by John Rulifson, Olathe. The couple will be married in June in Lawrence. Elizabeth is the daughter of Steve and Lorel Lewis, Lawrence. Elizabeth’s grandpa Bob Lewis, Lawrence, submitted the picture. 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/friend.
Critics call Waldorf movement a front for cult-like religion
March 24, 2002
By Dave Ranney Wary of the public-school approach to education, a group of Lawrence parents hopes to start a school of their own. It’ll definitely be different. For starters, no tests or grades. No computers. At home, little or no television.
Friends and Neighbors
March 24, 2002
Arts Notes
March 24, 2002
Latin American film festival starts Saturday Speaker to describe culture, lore of Africa
Arts Notes
March 24, 2002
Artist uses pockets as psychological metaphors Michael Moore to give talk at KC university Exhibit shows ‘rehearsals’ for larger paintings