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Powell calls on Arafat to end violence
Secretary of State says Israel promised not to harm Palestinian leader
March 29, 2002
(Updated Friday at 12:45 p.m.) Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday that Israel promised it will not harm Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat during its assault on his compound in the West Bank, but does intend to isolate him.
Death of U.S. soldier in Operation Anaconda investigated as friendly fire
March 29, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 11:50 a.m.) The first U.S. soldier killed during the Operation Anaconda assault on al-Qaida this month in Afghanistan may have been hit by friendly fire, officials disclosed Friday.
Despite new violence, U.S. peace envoy remains in Middle East
March 29, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 11:41 a.m.) U.S. officials said Friday envoy Anthony Zinni would remain in the Mideast and continue to talk with Palestinians and Israelis despite new violence and Israeli attacks on Yasser Arafat’s compound that made the situation newly volatile.
Eudora man killed in traffic accident
March 29, 2002
(Updated Friday at 4:14 p.m.) A Eudora man was killed early Friday after he was thrown from his car and it rolled onto him, officials with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Israeli troops storm Arafat’s headquarters
March 29, 2002
(Updated Friday at 5:29 p.m.) Israeli troops backed by tanks swarmed into Yasser Arafat’s headquarters Friday, punching holes in walls and fighting room to room as the Palestinian leader huddled in a windowless office and made frantic appeals to world leaders by cellphone.
Female suicide bomber kills two at Jerusalem supermarket
March 29, 2002
(Updated Friday at 12:45 p.m.) An 18-year-old Palestinian woman blew herself up at the entrance of a Jerusalem supermarket Friday, killing two other people and injuring about 20.
Betty Ruth Laidler
March 29, 2002
Memorial services for Betty Ruth Laidler, 76, Wichita, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Zion United Methodist Church, Wichita. Burial will be at a later date. Mrs. Laidler died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
Respond with class
March 29, 2002
J-W Editorials Jayhawk basketball fans should accord their team the kind of honor it deserves: celebrations with common sense. Kansas University’s basketball fans owe coach Roy Williams and his outstanding team something special: jubilant and exuberant but sane and reasonable responses whether the Jayhawks win or lose in the NCAA Final Four. The team has been delivering thrills all year; it’s time for the fans to honor it with a little dignity along with all the understandable hullaballoo.
6Sports Video Reports: Crunch time approaches
March 29, 2002
Everyone worries about Kirk Hinrich’s ankle and other weak spots in Saturday night’s game against Maryland.
Series takes stab at real military
March 29, 2002
Many are called. Few are chosen. That biblical adage applies to the jet fighter pilot candidates at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Fla. Thousands of applicants apply, but only a few good men get to learn to fly the F-15 Eagle. Their story unfolds on the new military reality series “AFP: American Fighter Pilot” (7 p.m., CBS). Directors Tony Scott (“Top Gun”) and Ridley Scott (“Gladiator,” “Black Hawk Down”) serve as executive producers.
Panel backs Senate remap plan
March 29, 2002
Three weeks after Gov. Bill Graves vetoed a proposed new map of the state Senate, a slightly revised version won a committee’s endorsement Thursday.
Peterson strikes out 10 Raiders
March 29, 2002
By Levi Chronister Just two games into the season, Free State High’s baseball team has shown it can win various ways. The Firebirds defeated Shawnee Mission South, 3-0, in a pitcher’s duel on Thursday at FSHS after defeating Kansas City Washington, 19-5, on Wednesday.
graduation rates
March 29, 2002
Maryland’s appearance in the NCAA Final Four is not worth bragging about if the school’s graduation rate for basketball players is only 19 percent, state lawmakers say.
Final Four history
March 29, 2002
Here’s a recap of the Jayhawks’ 10 trips to the Final Four.
Headline News Lawrence - 6News video report
March 29, 2002
 One-car accident claims Douglas County man  Jayhawks 1 day away from Maryland showdown
No. 1 seeds Kansas, Maryland have received most of the attention
March 29, 2002
Watch out Kansas and Maryland. Oklahoma is OK, too. Better than OK, really.
From Day One, KBI director aimed for a career in law enforcement
March 29, 2002
By Mike Belt Larry Welch was “one of those weird kids” who knew exactly what he wanted to do when he grew up. The director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said he grew up in St. John wanting to be an FBI agent. He began writing to the bureau asking about a career when he was still a junior in high school.
UConn, Tennessee ready to renew heated rivalry
March 29, 2002
It’s a rivalry that has almost transcended the sport, and it certainly is the biggest thing going in this women’s Final Four.
Secretary of State says Israel promised not to harm Palestinian leader
March 29, 2002
(Updated Friday at 12:45 p.m.) Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday that Israel promised it will not harm Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat during its assault on his compound in the West Bank, but does intend to isolate him.
Pollard hopes to see KU in Atlanta
March 29, 2002
He’s not always the court jester. Just most of the time.
flying habits in wake of budget crisis
March 29, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Last month at the annual Pancake Day Celebration in Liberal, Gov. Bill Graves took the state’s executive plane and brought along a few colleagues  all moderate Republicans like himself and all running for state office. According to state records, the flight on the King Air 350 turboprop cost taxpayers $778.
Daily ticker
March 29, 2002
Kansas Speedway named ‘Track of the Year’
Other awards honor speedway’s design, engineering, tourism
March 29, 2002
A bevy of awards has been bestowed upon Kansas Speedway in recent weeks, including “Track of the Year” by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal and a tourism achievement award presented by Kansas Gov. Bill Graves.
NCAA Women: ‘Other’ semifinal could be best
March 29, 2002
This might surprise some of the estimated 30,000 people coming to the Alamodome for tonight’s NCAA women’s Final Four, but there are two games being played.
School bill ups control in districts
March 29, 2002
The House tentatively approved a bill Thursday granting local school boards more authority and providing more state aid to districts with declining enrollments.
Panel backs Senate remap plan
March 29, 2002
Three weeks after Gov. Bill Graves vetoed a proposed new map of the state Senate, a slightly revised version won a committee’s endorsement Thursday.
Neuringer services
March 29, 2002
Internet filter mandate raises questions for Kansas libraries
March 29, 2002
The assistant director of the Hutchinson Public Library says she will do without some federal funding if she is required to install Internet filters on the library’s computers. “If we had to give up some of that for the principle of allowing this, then we would do it,” Marcella Kille said. “We really believe in the right to information and intellectual freedom.”
Governor’s plane under fire
Conservatives question Graves’ flying habits in wake of budget crisis
March 29, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Last month at the annual Pancake Day Celebration in Liberal, Gov. Bill Graves took the state’s executive plane and brought along a few colleagues all moderate Republicans like himself and all running for state office. According to state records, the flight on the King Air 350 turboprop cost taxpayers $778.
FSHS, LHS return key players
Elwell back for Lions after placing fourth at state
March 29, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High was primed to start the boys tennis season until the threat of inclement weather forced the postponement of their opener. The Firebirds were scheduled to open on Tuesday at Shawnee Mission South, but that dual was postponed until April 10. Now, FSHS will open on Wednesday at home against Baldwin.
Astros clobber Royals, 6-1
March 29, 2002
Wade Miller pitched five scoreless innings and hit a three-run triple as the Houston Astros defeated the Kansas City Royals 6-1 Thursday.
Series takes stab at real military
March 29, 2002
Many are called. Few are chosen. That biblical adage applies to the jet fighter pilot candidates at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Fla. Thousands of applicants apply, but only a few good men get to learn to fly the F-15 Eagle. Their story unfolds on the new military reality series “AFP: American Fighter Pilot” (7 p.m., CBS). Directors Tony Scott (“Top Gun”) and Ridley Scott (“Gladiator,” “Black Hawk Down”) serve as executive producers.
Film Review - ‘Panic Room’
March 29, 2002
By Jon Niccum They’re called the best places to be in the worst-case scenarios. From medieval castle keeps to Cold War bomb shelters, there’s always been an excuse for rich, paranoid people to construct a way to isolate themselves from the rest of the world in the event of an attack that may never come. For the modern-day persecuted, there’s no better place than a panic room. This popular design features a sliding steel door, concrete walls, ventilation system, buried phone line and surveillance monitors that keep watch on the rest of the house. And it’s disguised as a closet behind a full-length mirror so that nobody even knows it’s there well, almost nobody.
Mr. Big Shot
Lawrence actor Keith Loneker lands a villainous role
March 29, 2002
By Jon Niccum “I don’t have this real soft edge to me,” Keith Loneker said. “The bald head, the goatee, the earrings, the tattoos it all leads toward bad guy.” Thankfully, for the former KU football standout and current Lawrence resident, Hollywood has welcomed his intimidating demeanor. His third national film project finds its way to the screen this weekend the small screen that is. The made-for-TV movie “Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie” premieres at 7 p.m. Sunday on the FX channel.
High gasoline prices fuel concerns across nation
Oil output, recovering economy behind rise
March 29, 2002
Drivers across the nation are digging deeper into their wallets to cover rising gasoline prices, which have leapt an average of 23 cents per gallon in the last month the most dramatic change in more than a decade.
Real life makes satire obsolete
March 29, 2002
By Arthur Hirsch The Baltimore Sun From: Lionel C. Swift, President, Association of American Satirists
March 29, 2002
Kansas travelers will lose their only passenger train service if Amtrak goes ahead with threatened cuts to long-distance trains. On April 4, Amtrak plans to post a 180-day notice that it intends to discontinue the “Southwest Chief” and 17 other money-losing routes unless it gets more federal money, the railroad said Thursday.
Horoscopes
March 29, 2002
For Friday, March 29, 2002, those with birthdays today: You’re unusually verbal and quick to respond. Networking and friendships provide many exciting moments. If you are single, a relationship could develop out of a friendship later this year. In any case, friendship will play a role in establishing a key relationship. If you are attached, your relationship will evolve to a higher level because of your activities and commitments. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
News of the Weird
March 29, 2002
Lead stories Wired magazine reported this month that two German designers have invented a computer game with hand sensors allowing the administration of shocks and burns to opponents, with the winner being the player who can stand it longer. Painstation (not affiliated with Sony) is based on the old game Pong, and if a player misses the ball, it will hit randomly arranged Pain Inflictor Symbols (heat, jolts, shocks of varying degrees). The game ends when one player lifts his hand off the Pain Endurance Unit.
Students get lesson in prairie burning
March 29, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Field burning became a spectator sport Thursday for Lecompton Elementary School students. Students stood by and cheered as volunteer firefighters burned part of a 2 1/2-acre prairie area kept by the school. The fire was to rejuvenate the grassland.
March 29, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe For months, President Bush’s Republican allies and Democratic rivals thought they knew the White House strategy: Wrap absolutely everything, from spending priorities to economic policy, in the shawl of the war against terror and use the cover of a national emergency to win domestic battles and ensure the president’s re-election.
Senate OKs bill raising court fees
March 29, 2002
Two weeks after the state Supreme Court raised filing fees to deal with its budget problems, the Senate on Thursday advanced a bill raising the fees even more. The bill, which received first-round approval on a voice vote, would raise $200,000 for the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center near Hutchinson and $280,000 for the Judicial Council.
Land-mine accident kills Navy SEAL
March 29, 2002
A land mine killed a Navy SEAL and injured another Thursday during a training mission near the U.S. base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, U.S. officials said. Chief Petty Officer Matthew J. Bourgeois, 35, of Tallahassee, Fla., died in the 8:30 a.m. accident while his unit was training at the remote site, according to a Defense Department statement. The other SEAL’s injuries were not life-threatening.
Victim details Baldwin shooting at trial
March 29, 2002
By Mike Belt Steven Swafford was stunned when he saw a naked man standing in the front doorway of a house, clutching a gun with both hands and pointing it at his girlfriend’s head. “I yelled at him and said, ‘Oh my God. What are you doing?’” Swafford told a jury during testimony Thursday in Douglas County District Court. “There was no reaction. No reaction at all.”
semifinal could be best
March 29, 2002
This might surprise some of the estimated 30,000 people coming to the Alamodome for tonight’s NCAA women’s Final Four, but there are two games being played.
Sound off
March 29, 2002
What is the face value for tickets to this year’s Final Four? Face prices for the three-game package are $160, $140 and $120 each, depending on location in the massive Georgia Dome, which will seat 53,000 for this weekend’s Final Four games.
Lions club O-North in baseball opener
March 29, 2002
Lawrence High was an offensive machine, banging 11 hits and scoring in six of seven innings to claim an 11-6 Sunflower League baseball victory over Olathe North on Thursday at Olathe District Activities Center.
Briefly
March 29, 2002
 Frail pope struggles through Holy Thursday  Archbishop resigns amid sex allegations  Miami has nation’s highest rate of AIDS  Study links TV, violence
Terps driven by Blue Devils
March 29, 2002
No team is better prepared to win this weekend’s Final Four than the Maryland Terrapins.
Trey record-holder eyes title
March 29, 2002
By David Mitchell Jeff Boschee has the record. Now he wants a ring. Entering the NCAA Tournament’s Midwest Regional finals last weekend, Kansas University’s senior guard from Valley City, N.D., was tied with Missouri senior Clarence Gilbert for the Big 12 Conference career record with 331 three-pointers.
6News Video Reports: KU officials will be closing streets to help relieve crowding on campus
March 29, 2002
In an effort to make sure more people can be safe while celebrating the Jayhawks’ games in the Final Four, the university will close campus streets to traffic and show the game on the video board in Memorial Stadium.
Lawrence briefs
March 29, 2002
 Easter egg hunts await on land or underwater  KU tuition committee reaches consensus  ABC cites Flanigan’s for sales to minors
Irene Marie Freeman
March 29, 2002
6Sports Video Reports: Free State defeats SM South
March 29, 2002
Free State played better than it had in the last several outings for this victory.
UConn, Tennessee ready to renew heated rivalry
March 29, 2002
It’s a rivalry that has almost transcended the sport, and it certainly is the biggest thing going in this women’s Final Four.
Firebirds blank Raiders, 3-0
Peterson strikes out 10 Raiders
March 29, 2002
By Levi Chronister Just two games into the season, Free State High’s baseball team has shown it can win various ways. The Firebirds defeated Shawnee Mission South, 3-0, in a pitcher’s duel on Thursday at FSHS after defeating Kansas City Washington, 19-5, on Wednesday.
Lawrence briefs
March 29, 2002
Easter egg hunts await on land or underwater KU tuition committee reaches consensus ABC cites Flanigan’s for sales to minors
Lawmakers miffed by Terps’ graduation rates
March 29, 2002
Maryland’s appearance in the NCAA Final Four is not worth bragging about if the school’s graduation rate for basketball players is only 19 percent, state lawmakers say.
Respond with class
March 29, 2002
J-W Editorials Jayhawk basketball fans should accord their team the kind of honor it deserves: celebrations with common sense. Kansas University’s basketball fans owe coach Roy Williams and his outstanding team something special: jubilant and exuberant but sane and reasonable responses whether the Jayhawks win or lose in the NCAA Final Four. The team has been delivering thrills all year; it’s time for the fans to honor it with a little dignity along with all the understandable hullaballoo.
Hawks ride his bus
March 29, 2002
By Tim Carpenter It’s the team bus. But you could call it the dejà vu mobile. And Bruce Guffey of Lawrence is the driver. When the Kansas Jayhawks earned a trip to the Final Four, KU officials asked Arrow Stage Lines to deploy Guffey to Atlanta to squire the basketball team through the remainder of the NCAA Tournament. He had been behind the wheel for the Jayhawks at Midwest Regional ports of call in St. Louis and Madison, Wis.
On the record
March 29, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Local briefs
March 29, 2002
Scholarship: KU grad student honored for remote sensing research A Kansas University student is the first student to receive multiple scholarships from the nation’s largest society of remote sensing researchers. L. Monika Moskal, a graduate student in geography and research assistant at the Kansas Applied Remote Sensing Program, was picked for two scholarships from the American Society for Photogrammerty and Remote Sensing. Moskal, a native of Poland, received the William S. Fischer Memorial Scholarship for being the top student in the nation for remote sensing. She also received the Ta Liang Memorial Award, which encourages research-related travel for students. Moskal is part of a NASA-sponsored project at Yellowstone National Park, which is collecting field samples and comparing data to satellite images to help forest managers understand the land they oversee. ______________ Philanthropy: Writer’s bequest establishes memorials at KU Med Center A writer for the Kansas City Star and Vogue magazine has bequeathed $1.5 million to the Kansas University Medical Center, university officials announced Thursday. Jessie Hodges Benton’s gift will support research and treatment of deafness and blindness. Benton’s brother was deaf after contracting spinal meningitis as an infant. Her stepmother became blind late in her life. About $1 million of Benton’s gift will establish a memorial fund in the department of speech and hearing, divided between an endowed professorship and research funds for faculty members to improve communication skills of deaf and hard-of-hearing children. The remaining $500,000 will support department of ophthalmology research on glaucoma and macular degeneration, two major causes of blindness. ______________ Homecoming: Astronaut to deliver lecture during return to campus Astronaut Steven Hawley will return to his alma mater to give a public lecture April 5. Hawley, who graduated from Kansas University with a bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy in 1973, will talk about NASA’s space observatories at the Aerospace Colloquium sponsored by the KU department of aerospace engineering. The lecture will be from 3:30 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. in 3140 Wescoe Hall. After graduating from KU, Hawley earned a doctorate in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of California-Santa Cruz. He was selected to be an astronaut in 1978 and first flew on the maiden flight of the shuttle Discovery in 1984. In all, he has flown on five shuttle missions. Hawley now serves as director of flight crew operations at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. ______________ Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.32 at several Lawrence service stations. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.
Local briefs
March 29, 2002
 Scholarship: KU grad student honored for remote sensing research A Kansas University student is the first student to receive multiple scholarships from the nation’s largest society of remote sensing researchers. L. Monika Moskal, a graduate student in geography and research assistant at the Kansas Applied Remote Sensing Program, was picked for two scholarships from the American Society for Photogrammerty and Remote Sensing. Moskal, a native of Poland, received the William S. Fischer Memorial Scholarship for being the top student in the nation for remote sensing. She also received the Ta Liang Memorial Award, which encourages research-related travel for students. Moskal is part of a NASA-sponsored project at Yellowstone National Park, which is collecting field samples and comparing data to satellite images to help forest managers understand the land they oversee. ______________  Philanthropy: Writer’s bequest establishes memorials at KU Med Center A writer for the Kansas City Star and Vogue magazine has bequeathed $1.5 million to the Kansas University Medical Center, university officials announced Thursday. Jessie Hodges Benton’s gift will support research and treatment of deafness and blindness. Benton’s brother was deaf after contracting spinal meningitis as an infant. Her stepmother became blind late in her life. About $1 million of Benton’s gift will establish a memorial fund in the department of speech and hearing, divided between an endowed professorship and research funds for faculty members to improve communication skills of deaf and hard-of-hearing children. The remaining $500,000 will support department of ophthalmology research on glaucoma and macular degeneration, two major causes of blindness. ______________  Homecoming: Astronaut to deliver lecture during return to campus Astronaut Steven Hawley will return to his alma mater to give a public lecture April 5. Hawley, who graduated from Kansas University with a bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy in 1973, will talk about NASA’s space observatories at the Aerospace Colloquium sponsored by the KU department of aerospace engineering. The lecture will be from 3:30 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. in 3140 Wescoe Hall. After graduating from KU, Hawley earned a doctorate in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of California-Santa Cruz. He was selected to be an astronaut in 1978 and first flew on the maiden flight of the shuttle Discovery in 1984. In all, he has flown on five shuttle missions. Hawley now serves as director of flight crew operations at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. ______________  Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.32 at several Lawrence service 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.
Victim details Baldwin shooting at trial
March 29, 2002
By Mike Belt Steven Swafford was stunned when he saw a naked man standing in the front doorway of a house, clutching a gun with both hands and pointing it at his girlfriend’s head. “I yelled at him and said, ‘Oh my God. What are you doing?’” Swafford told a jury during testimony Thursday in Douglas County District Court. “There was no reaction. No reaction at all.”
Driver joins KU on road to Final Four
Retiree proud ‘Hawks ride his bus
March 29, 2002
By Tim Carpenter It’s the team bus. But you could call it the d vu mobile. And Bruce Guffey of Lawrence is the driver. When the Kansas Jayhawks earned a trip to the Final Four, KU officials asked Arrow Stage Lines to deploy Guffey to Atlanta to squire the basketball team through the remainder of the NCAA Tournament. He had been behind the wheel for the Jayhawks at Midwest Regional ports of call in St. Louis and Madison, Wis.
State unemployment rate dips in February
March 29, 2002
Kansas officials received a dose of good economic news Thursday in an improved jobless rate.
Lax policies don’t pay off
March 29, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services President Bush told a United Nations conference on global development in Monterrey, Mexico last week that Americans have an obligation to “share our wealth” with poor nations. He proposed a 50 percent increase in foreign aid. He thinks more aid should be in the form of grants, not loans. He would also forgive much of the current Third World debt. The president said new aid would only go to nations that reform their governments, economies and human rights practices.
Bush seeks place as ‘war president’
March 29, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe For months, President Bush’s Republican allies and Democratic rivals thought they knew the White House strategy: Wrap absolutely everything, from spending priorities to economic policy, in the shawl of the war against terror and use the cover of a national emergency to win domestic battles and ensure the president’s re-election.
Internet filter mandate raises questions for Kansas libraries
March 29, 2002
The assistant director of the Hutchinson Public Library says she will do without some federal funding if she is required to install Internet filters on the library’s computers. “If we had to give up some of that for the principle of allowing this, then we would do it,” Marcella Kille said. “We really believe in the right to information and intellectual freedom.”
Raintree Run to serve dual purposes this year
March 29, 2002
By Mindie Paget Four-year-old Jack Stineman used to tell his mom and dad that he loved them “as big as the sky.” Through tragedy, the expression has made its way onto the sides of water bottles that participants in this year’s Raintree Run will use to quench their thirst.
Sooners could steal spotlight at Final Four
No. 1 seeds Kansas, Maryland have received most of the attention
March 29, 2002
Watch out Kansas and Maryland. Oklahoma is OK, too. Better than OK, really.
Gooden gets another award
March 29, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas hasn’t played a game yet, but one Jayhawk is already a winner at the Final Four.
Miles his own man
March 29, 2002
By Gary Bedore Aaron Miles doesn’t pattern himself after any particular point guard.
Kansas-Maryland matchup among most appealing
March 29, 2002
By Gary Bedore Experts say Kansas-Maryland looms as one of the most evenly matched NCAA Tournament games in recent memory. With good reason.
Real life makes satire obsolete
March 29, 2002
By Arthur Hirsch The Baltimore Sun From: Lionel C. Swift, President, Association of American Satirists
Horoscopes
March 29, 2002
Death of U.S. soldier in Operation Anaconda investigated as friendly fire
March 29, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 11:50 a.m.) The first U.S. soldier killed during the Operation Anaconda assault on al-Qaida this month in Afghanistan may have been hit by friendly fire, officials disclosed Friday.
Hinton wins all-star match
March 29, 2002
Baldwin High senior Witt Hinton, a Class 4A state wrestling champion, defeated Mark Kline of Kansas City Turner, 9-7 in overtime, in a 275-pound match at the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Assn. East/West Classic at Topeka High on Thursday.
Sept. 11 suspect may face death penalty
Allies who are against capital punishment may curtail cooperation
March 29, 2002
The Bush administration said Thursday it will seek to execute Zacarias Moussaoui in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks and appealed to European allies to keep cooperating with terrorism investigations despite their opposition to the death penalty. Moussaoui, 33, should be put to death because he helped plan “the largest loss of life resulting from a criminal act in the history of the United States,” prosecutors said in notifying a federal judge of their intentions.
Elwell back for Lions after placing fourth at state
March 29, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High was primed to start the boys tennis season until the threat of inclement weather forced the postponement of their opener. The Firebirds were scheduled to open on Tuesday at Shawnee Mission South, but that dual was postponed until April 10. Now, FSHS will open on Wednesday at home against Baldwin.
March 29, 2002
Oscar-winning filmmaker Billy Wilder, the Austrian-born cynic whose gifts for writing and directing led to such classics as “Sunset Boulevard,” “Some Like It Hot” and “Double Indemnity,” has died. He was 95.
Briefcase
March 29, 2002
 Hewlett family files lawsuit against Compaq merger vote  Report shows U.S. recession among mildest on record  Anderson executives support rescue plan  Building totals up in state
Briefly
March 29, 2002
 2 killed in helicopter crash  Scientists successfully dilute smallpox vaccine  Pentagon inspector general looking into secretary’s travel  Guantanamo mission gets new commander
Jayhawks made plenty of highlights
March 29, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Reflections on the best Kansas University men’s basketball season of the 21st century and potentially one of the best of all time  Most Memorable Moment  Lots of them, of course, but I was really amused when Texas A&M’s Reed Rowdies, a sanitized version of Missouri’s Antlers, chanted “Harry Potter, Harry Potter” at Kirk Hinrich while he was shooting free throws.
Briefcase
March 29, 2002
Hewlett family files lawsuit against Compaq merger vote Report shows U.S. recession among mildest on record Anderson executives support rescue plan Building totals up in state
6Sports Video Reports: Free State defeats SM South
March 29, 2002
Free State played better than it had in the last several outings for this victory.
On the street
March 29, 2002
Asked at Free State Brewery Do you plan to watch the KU game on Saturday?
Despite new violence, U.S. peace envoy remains in Middle East
March 29, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 11:41 a.m.) U.S. officials said Friday envoy Anthony Zinni would remain in the Mideast and continue to talk with Palestinians and Israelis despite new violence and Israeli attacks on Yasser Arafat’s compound that made the situation newly volatile.
Final Four hot ticket
March 29, 2002
The Final Four is a hot ticket. Madonna hot. Britney Spears hot, even.
KU preparing for campus hoopla
March 29, 2002
By Terry Rombeck As thousands of people tip off a game-watching party Saturday at Memorial Stadium, much of the rest of campus will take a time-out. Kansas University officials said Thursday they will take the unprecedented move of closing many campus roads and buildings during the Jayhawks’ Final Four game, which is scheduled for approximately 7:47 p.m. Saturday.
Jayhawks made plenty of highlights
March 29, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Reflections on the best Kansas University men’s basketball season of the 21st century and potentially one of the best of all time Most Memorable Moment Lots of them, of course, but I was really amused when Texas A&M’s Reed Rowdies, a sanitized version of Missouri’s Antlers, chanted “Harry Potter, Harry Potter” at Kirk Hinrich while he was shooting free throws.
Terps driven by Blue Devils
March 29, 2002
No team is better prepared to win this weekend’s Final Four than the Maryland Terrapins.
Thursday highlights
March 29, 2002
Highlights of Thursday’s activities at the Kansas Legislature.
Thursday highlights
March 29, 2002
Highlights of Thursday’s activities at the Kansas Legislature.
Thatcherism gains favor
March 29, 2002
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal Just before suffering a “series of small strokes” that have left her unable to speak in public, 77-year-old Margaret Thatcher had warned her countrymen, yet again, about the perils of the European Union. It is an interesting irony that, just as Mrs. Thatcher has always been cool to Europe, Europe’s sentiments toward Mrs. Thatcher have grown increasingly warm in recent years.
Region briefs
March 29, 2002
Second teacher guilty in student sex case Suspect found guilty in attempted kidnapping Police must give back $34,000 to drug user
Region briefs
March 29, 2002
 Second teacher guilty in student sex case  Suspect found guilty in attempted kidnapping  Police must give back $34,000 to drug user
People
March 29, 2002
New Bowie release on horizon Dangerfield finally gets his due SNL star kept pregnancy hidden Artist’s cat plea misunderstood
People
March 29, 2002
 New Bowie release on horizon  Dangerfield finally gets his due  SNL star kept pregnancy hidden  Artist’s cat plea misunderstood
On the record
March 29, 2002
Nora L. Lyons
March 29, 2002
Services for Nora L. Lyons, 88, Rich Hill, were Sunday at Sheldon Booth Chapel, Rich Hill. Burial was in Carbon Center Cemetery, Rich Hill. Mrs. Lyons died Monday, March 18, 2002, at her home after a long illness.
Neuringer services
March 29, 2002
Graveside services for Carolyn Jane Ely Neuringer, 64, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pioneer Cemetery. Mrs. Neuringer died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
Harmful crusade
March 29, 2002
To the editor: It’s sad to read about all the state’s threatened budget cuts to schools and infrastructure these days. We didn’t have to worry about these issues a couple of years ago when the economy was thriving, producing healthy tax revenues. It would be nice if the economy would rebound.
Barbara Jane Guy
March 29, 2002
Daily ticker
March 29, 2002
Dow Industrials Â22.97, 10,403.94
6News video report: Federal regulations limiting library access to the Internet cause controversy
March 29, 2002
The regulations require Internet filters to block inappropriate websites from users in public libraries. Many people are not happy about the lack of options.
Memphis wins men’s NIT
March 29, 2002
Earl Barron scored a career-high 25 points and tournament MVP Dajuan Wagner had 16 as Memphis won the NIT with a 72-62 victory over South Carolina on Thursday night.
Lions club O-North in baseball opener
March 29, 2002
Lawrence High was an offensive machine, banging 11 hits and scoring in six of seven innings to claim an 11-6 Sunflower League baseball victory over Olathe North on Thursday at Olathe District Activities Center.
Hinton wins all-star match
March 29, 2002
Baldwin High senior Witt Hinton, a Class 4A state wrestling champion, defeated Mark Kline of Kansas City Turner, 9-7 in overtime, in a 275-pound match at the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Assn. East/West Classic at Topeka High on Thursday.
LHS girls open with 0-0 tie with SM West
March 29, 2002
Lawrence High’s season-opening girls soccer contest against Shawnee Mission West on Thursday ended in 0-0 double-overtime draw at the Shawnee Mission District Complex. “We had about five real good opportunities to score,” LHS coach Keith Nelson said after the 100-minute game. “Sam Lopez had some nice chances as did Carrie Skahan and Kara Roelofs. Everyone knew we played really well. Both teams had chances to win, but neither team could stick it in the net.”
Lions split with SM South
March 29, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Lawrence High’s Haley Bowlin sure wasn’t feeling good on Thursday. But the senior, sick from the flu, still managed to come through with two big doubles for Lawrence High in its season-opening softball doubleheader against Shawnee Mission South at Holcom Park.
NBA Roundup: T’wolves turn back Mavs
March 29, 2002
Kevin Garnett gave the Minnesota Timberwolves a big scare in the third quarter when he banged his head on the floor and left for the locker room with a bloody gash.
Heath hired by Arkansas
Kent State coach to replace Richardson
March 29, 2002
After a 30-win season and whirlwind ride through the NCAA Tournament, Stan Heath was hired Thursday as the successor to Nolan Richardson as the coach at Arkansas.
House resurrects its budget bill
Lawmakers seesaw on latest version that has no tax increases
March 29, 2002
A proposed state budget that the House spent two days creating and then rejected is back in play.
Senate OKs bill raising court fees
March 29, 2002
Two weeks after the state Supreme Court raised filing fees to deal with its budget problems, the Senate on Thursday advanced a bill raising the fees even more. The bill, which received first-round approval on a voice vote, would raise $200,000 for the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center near Hutchinson and $280,000 for the Judicial Council.
From Day One, KBI director aimed for a career in law enforcement
March 29, 2002
By Mike Belt Larry Welch was “one of those weird kids” who knew exactly what he wanted to do when he grew up. The director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said he grew up in St. John wanting to be an FBI agent. He began writing to the bureau asking about a career when he was still a junior in high school.
Lovett’s leg needs long rehabilitation after attack by bull
March 29, 2002
Country singer Lyle Lovett faces months of rehabilitation following surgery to repair his right leg, broken when he was trampled by a bull while trying to help an uncle who had just been flipped by the animal.
Great-grandfather sees himself in Fox cartoon, files suit
March 29, 2002
A retired Chicago janitor is taking on Hollywood powerhouses such as Eddie Murphy and Ron Howard, alleging in a federal lawsuit his likeness was used without his permission for a popular character on the former Fox network show, “The PJs.”
Hollywood mourns famed director
Billy Wilder’s films include ‘Some Like it Hot,’ ‘Sunset Boulevard’
March 29, 2002
Oscar-winning filmmaker Billy Wilder, the Austrian-born cynic whose gifts for writing and directing led to such classics as “Sunset Boulevard,” “Some Like It Hot” and “Double Indemnity,” has died. He was 95.
Arab leaders endorse peace
March 29, 2002
For the first time in the Middle East conflict, the Arab world has come together and agreed on a peace plan that offers Israel normal relations in exchange for a full withdrawal from war-won lands and a Palestinian state. The overture adopted Thursday by the Arab League set demands long resisted by Israel including making east Jerusalem the Palestinian capital and finding a “just solution” for refugees. But it represented a major change in the Arabs’ approach to Israel, breaking with the mindset of 23 years ago, when Egypt was shunned for signing a peace treaty with Israel.
Nora L. Lyons
March 29, 2002
Betty Ruth Laidler
March 29, 2002
Run to benefit preschool, honor car accident victim
Raintree Run to serve dual purposes this year
March 29, 2002
By Mindie Paget Four-year-old Jack Stineman used to tell his mom and dad that he loved them “as big as the sky.” Through tragedy, the expression has made its way onto the sides of water bottles that participants in this year’s Raintree Run will use to quench their thirst.
Students get lesson in prairie burning
March 29, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Field burning became a spectator sport Thursday for Lecompton Elementary School students. Students stood by and cheered as volunteer firefighters burned part of a 2 1/2-acre prairie area kept by the school. The fire was to rejuvenate the grassland.
Jordan plans to play next year if knee improves
March 29, 2002
For a change, Michael Jordan wasn’t 99.9 percent sure of anything.
Rookie’ needs work
March 29, 2002
If there’s a near fatal flaw to Disney’s “The Rookie,” it’s that the film takes a timing cue from its real-life subject, an average guy finally realizing his major-league dream when he’s well on in years.
Judge prohibits cameras in serial killing hearings
March 29, 2002
Video cameras and audio recorders will not be allowed in the courtroom during a hearing to determine whether evidence should be suppressed in the case of accused serial killer John E. Robinson Sr., a judge ruled Thursday. Johnson County District Judge John Anderson III issued his order regarding the April 1 hearing in Olathe, at which attorneys will argue whether certain evidence should be included when Robinson is tried later this year.
Kansans may lose passenger trains if Amtrak cuts its ‘Southwest Chief’
March 29, 2002
Kansas travelers will lose their only passenger train service if Amtrak goes ahead with threatened cuts to long-distance trains. On April 4, Amtrak plans to post a 180-day notice that it intends to discontinue the “Southwest Chief” and 17 other money-losing routes unless it gets more federal money, the railroad said Thursday.
Kansas farmers to plant fewer acres
Uncertainty is reason behind reduction
March 29, 2002
Facing uncertain times, Kansas farmers plan to reduce the number of acres they seed this spring, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said Thursday. The agency said in its prospective planting report that Kansas growers expect to plant 19.3 million acres to the four major crops wheat, sorghum, corn and soybeans. That is down 4 percent from the same time a year ago.
Harmful crusade
March 29, 2002
Land-mine accident kills Navy SEAL
March 29, 2002
A land mine killed a Navy SEAL and injured another Thursday during a training mission near the U.S. base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, U.S. officials said. Chief Petty Officer Matthew J. Bourgeois, 35, of Tallahassee, Fla., died in the 8:30 a.m. accident while his unit was training at the remote site, according to a Defense Department statement. The other SEAL’s injuries were not life-threatening.
Tech’s Akins wins trey title
March 29, 2002
Hometown favorite Tony Akins of Georgia Tech outshot high-profile participants Dan Dickau of Gonzaga and Steve Logan of Cincinnati on Thursday night to win the long-distance portion of the Slam Dunk and Three-Point Championships.
Arts notes
March 29, 2002
Concert features faculty, students KC Chorale slates Easter concert
Arts notes
March 29, 2002
 Concert features faculty, students  KC Chorale slates Easter concert
March 29, 2002
By Jon Niccum They’re called the best places to be in the worst-case scenarios. From medieval castle keeps to Cold War bomb shelters, there’s always been an excuse for rich, paranoid people to construct a way to isolate themselves from the rest of the world in the event of an attack that may never come. For the modern-day persecuted, there’s no better place than a panic room. This popular design features a sliding steel door, concrete walls, ventilation system, buried phone line and surveillance monitors that keep watch on the rest of the house. And it’s disguised as a closet behind a full-length mirror so that nobody even knows it’s there  well, almost nobody.
Commodities
March 29, 2002
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator  Wheat, $2.70; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.73; soybeans, $4.42. Edgerton Elevator  Wheat, $2.73; corn, $1.80; milo, $1.73; soybeans, $4.42. Overbrook Elevator  Wheat, $2.73; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.73; soybeans, $4.42. Midland Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.80; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.42. Lawrence North Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.83; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.45. Lawrence South Elevator  Wheat, $2.73; corn, $1.80; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.42. Pauline Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.83; milo, $1.78; soybeans, $4.47.
Thatcherism gains favor
March 29, 2002
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal Just before suffering a “series of small strokes” that have left her unable to speak in public, 77-year-old Margaret Thatcher had warned her countrymen, yet again, about the perils of the European Union. It is an interesting irony that, just as Mrs. Thatcher has always been cool to Europe, Europe’s sentiments toward Mrs. Thatcher have grown increasingly warm in recent years.
Uncertainty is reason behind reduction
March 29, 2002
Facing uncertain times, Kansas farmers plan to reduce the number of acres they seed this spring, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said Thursday. The agency said in its prospective planting report that Kansas growers expect to plant 19.3 million acres to the four major crops  wheat, sorghum, corn and soybeans. That is down 4 percent from the same time a year ago.
Judge prohibits cameras in serial killing hearings
March 29, 2002
Video cameras and audio recorders will not be allowed in the courtroom during a hearing to determine whether evidence should be suppressed in the case of accused serial killer John E. Robinson Sr., a judge ruled Thursday. Johnson County District Judge John Anderson III issued his order regarding the April 1 hearing in Olathe, at which attorneys will argue whether certain evidence should be included when Robinson is tried later this year.
Arab leaders endorse peace
March 29, 2002
For the first time in the Middle East conflict, the Arab world has come together and agreed on a peace plan that offers Israel normal relations in exchange for a full withdrawal from war-won lands and a Palestinian state. The overture adopted Thursday by the Arab League set demands long resisted by Israel  including making east Jerusalem the Palestinian capital and finding a “just solution” for refugees. But it represented a major change in the Arabs’ approach to Israel, breaking with the mindset of 23 years ago, when Egypt was shunned for signing a peace treaty with Israel.
KU preparing for campus hoopla
March 29, 2002
By Terry Rombeck As thousands of people tip off a game-watching party Saturday at Memorial Stadium, much of the rest of campus will take a time-out. Kansas University officials said Thursday they will take the unprecedented move of closing many campus roads and buildings during the Jayhawks’ Final Four game, which is scheduled for approximately 7:47 p.m. Saturday.
Allies who are against capital punishment may curtail cooperation
March 29, 2002
The Bush administration said Thursday it will seek to execute Zacarias Moussaoui in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks and appealed to European allies to keep cooperating with terrorism investigations despite their opposition to the death penalty. Moussaoui, 33, should be put to death because he helped plan “the largest loss of life resulting from a criminal act in the history of the United States,” prosecutors said in notifying a federal judge of their intentions.
wolves turn back Mavs
March 29, 2002
Kevin Garnett gave the Minnesota Timberwolves a big scare in the third quarter when he banged his head on the floor and left for the locker room with a bloody gash.
if knee improves
March 29, 2002
For a change, Michael Jordan wasn’t 99.9 percent sure of anything.
School bill ups control in districts
March 29, 2002
The House tentatively approved a bill Thursday granting local school boards more authority and providing more state aid to districts with declining enrollments.
Kent State coach to replace Richardson
March 29, 2002
After a 30-win season and whirlwind ride through the NCAA Tournament, Stan Heath was hired Thursday as the successor to Nolan Richardson as the coach at Arkansas.
Lawmakers seesaw on latest version that has no tax increases
March 29, 2002
A proposed state budget that the House spent two days creating  and then rejected  is back in play.
NIT
March 29, 2002
Earl Barron scored a career-high 25 points and tournament MVP Dajuan Wagner had 16 as Memphis won the NIT with a 72-62 victory over South Carolina on Thursday night.
Births
March 29, 2002
Mr. and Mrs. Rex Gentry Jr., Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Josh Schultz, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.
6News video report: Federal regulations limiting library access to the Internet cause controversy
March 29, 2002
The regulations require Internet filters to block inappropriate websites from users in public libraries. Many people are not happy about the lack of options.
Female suicide bomber kills two at Jerusalem supermarket
March 29, 2002
(Updated Friday at 12:45 p.m.) An 18-year-old Palestinian woman blew herself up at the entrance of a Jerusalem supermarket Friday, killing two other people and injuring about 20.
Oil output, recovering economy behind rise
March 29, 2002
Drivers across the nation are digging deeper into their wallets to cover rising gasoline prices, which have leapt an average of 23 cents per gallon in the last month  the most dramatic change in more than a decade. “It hits the pocket book,” 36-year-old Cindy Trujillo said as she pumped gas Thursday in Denver, adding she recently switched from a pickup truck to a fuel-friendly Geo Metro.
s headquarters
March 29, 2002
(Updated Friday at 5:29 p.m.) Israeli troops backed by tanks swarmed into Yasser Arafat’s headquarters Friday, punching holes in walls and fighting room to room as the Palestinian leader huddled in a windowless office and made frantic appeals to world leaders by cellphone.
Eudora man killed in traffic accident
March 29, 2002
(Updated Friday at 4:14 p.m.) A Eudora man was killed early Friday after he was thrown from his car and it rolled onto him, officials with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Lions split with SM South
March 29, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Lawrence High’s Haley Bowlin sure wasn’t feeling good on Thursday. But the senior, sick from the flu, still managed to come through with two big doubles for Lawrence High in its season-opening softball doubleheader against Shawnee Mission South at Holcom Park.
LHS girls open with 0-0 tie with SM West
March 29, 2002
Lawrence High’s season-opening girls soccer contest against Shawnee Mission West on Thursday ended in 0-0 double-overtime draw at the Shawnee Mission District Complex. “We had about five real good opportunities to score,” LHS coach Keith Nelson said after the 100-minute game. “Sam Lopez had some nice chances as did Carrie Skahan and Kara Roelofs. Everyone knew we played really well. Both teams had chances to win, but neither team could stick it in the net.”
Lawrence actor Keith Loneker lands a villainous role
March 29, 2002
By Jon Niccum “I don’t have this real soft edge to me,” Keith Loneker said. “The bald head, the goatee, the earrings, the tattoos  it all leads toward bad guy.” Thankfully, for the former KU football standout and current Lawrence resident, Hollywood has welcomed his intimidating demeanor. His third national film project finds its way to the screen this weekend  the small screen that is. The made-for-TV movie “Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie” premieres at 7 p.m. Sunday on the FX channel.
Great-grandfather sees himself in Fox cartoon, files suit
March 29, 2002
A retired Chicago janitor is taking on Hollywood powerhouses such as Eddie Murphy and Ron Howard, alleging in a federal lawsuit his likeness was used without his permission for a popular character on the former Fox network show, “The PJs.”
s leg needs long rehabilitation after attack by bull
March 29, 2002
Country singer Lyle Lovett faces months of rehabilitation following surgery to repair his right leg, broken when he was trampled by a bull while trying to help an uncle who had just been flipped by the animal.
State unemployment rate dips in February
March 29, 2002
Kansas officials received a dose of good economic news Thursday in an improved jobless rate. The Department of Human Resources said the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent in February, a decline of two-tenths of a percentage point.
Maryland Tournament History
March 29, 2002
Overall Record (30-18)
needs work
March 29, 2002
If there’s a near fatal flaw to Disney’s “The Rookie,” it’s that the film takes a timing cue from its real-life subject, an average guy finally realizing his major-league dream when he’s well on in years.
Astros clobber Royals, 6-1
March 29, 2002
Wade Miller pitched five scoreless innings and hit a three-run triple as the Houston Astros defeated the Kansas City Royals 6-1 Thursday.
Irene Marie Freeman
March 29, 2002
Graveside services for Irene Marie Freeman, 75, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Freeman died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at Baldwin Care Center. She was a longtime Lawrence resident.
Barbara Jane Guy
March 29, 2002
No services are planned for Barbara Jane Guy, 71, Lawrence. Mrs. Guy died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She had lung cancer.
Postcard from Atlanta
March 29, 2002
I prepared for the near-religious experience of a Final Four by reading passages from a small, black bible.
Final Four hot ticket
March 29, 2002
The Final Four is a hot ticket. Madonna hot. Britney Spears hot, even.
KU NCAA Tournament History
March 29, 2002
Overall Record (65-30)
Kansas wants more
March 29, 2002
As tickled as Kansas is to be headed to the Georgia Dome, the Jayhawks say they’re not content just getting there.
t pay off
March 29, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services President Bush told a United Nations conference on global development in Monterrey, Mexico last week that Americans have an obligation to “share our wealth” with poor nations. He proposed a 50 percent increase in foreign aid. He thinks more aid should be in the form of grants, not loans. He would also forgive much of the current Third World debt. The president said new aid would only go to nations that reform their governments, economies and human rights practices.
s Akins wins trey title
March 29, 2002
Hometown favorite Tony Akins of Georgia Tech outshot high-profile participants Dan Dickau of Gonzaga and Steve Logan of Cincinnati on Thursday night to win the long-distance portion of the Slam Dunk and Three-Point Championships.
s design, engineering, tourism
March 29, 2002
A bevy of awards has been bestowed upon Kansas Speedway in recent weeks, including “Track of the Year” by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal and a tourism achievement award presented by Kansas Gov. Bill Graves.
Briefly
March 29, 2002
2 killed in helicopter crash Scientists successfully dilute smallpox vaccine Pentagon inspector general looking into secretary’s travel Guantanamo mission gets new commander
Briefly
March 29, 2002
Frail pope struggles through Holy Thursday Archbishop resigns amid sex allegations Miami has nation’s highest rate of AIDS Study links TV, violence