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Sharon says Israel ‘at war’; back-to-back suicide bombings kill 17
March 31, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 4:50 p.m.) Israel is fighting a war of survival and will “smash” Palestinian terror groups in an uncompromising military offensive, Israel’s prime minister on Sunday told a nation rattled by five suicide bombings in five days, including two attacks that killed 15 Israelis just hours earlier.
Forces trade fire near Arafat’s office, suicide bomber kills 14 at restaurant
March 31, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 10:34 a.m.) Israeli troops exchanged fire with guards at Yasser Arafat’s office Sunday, and two Palestinian suicide bombers blew themselves up, killing at least 14 people and wounding more than 40 in separate attacks in an Israeli port city and a Jewish West Bank settlement.
Pakistan hands over Arabs suspected of al-Qaida links to U.S. authorities
March 31, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 10:35 a.m.) Pakistan has handed over to U.S. authorities about 20 Arabs arrested last week in raids on suspected al-Qaida hideouts, a senior intelligence official said Sunday.
Maryland 97, Kansas 88
March 31, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 12:51 a.m.) It couldn’t happen again. It almost happened again. Juan Dixon wouldn’t let it happen again. With its All-American guard leading the way, Maryland reached the national championship game for the first time with a 97-88 victory over Kansas on Saturday night.
Products help babies calm down, sleep
March 31, 2002
New parents need their sleep but the only way they’re going to get it is if the baby gets his shuteye, too. The Healing Garden, which makes aromachology bath and body products, is introducing a line called Zzztherapy for Babies.
Bobby D. Hensley
March 31, 2002
N.H. justice ‘brutally assaulted’
March 31, 2002
A justice on the New Hampshire Supreme Court was attacked in his home early Saturday and his face was beaten beyond recognition, authorities said. A suspect was in custody.
Soldiers’ remains found
March 31, 2002
A U.S. salvage team has found the remains of five American servicemen killed in last month’s crash of an Army helicopter participating in a counterterrorism drill in the southern Philippines, a U.S. official said Saturday.
Today’s lineup for talk shows
March 31, 2002
Guest lineup for today’s TV news shows:
Suicide bomber strikes Tel Aviv cafe
March 31, 2002
A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded cafe in Tel Aviv’s bustling entertainment district Saturday evening, wounding at least 32 people in the third such attack in four days.
Lawrence school board
Board to consider repairs from wreck
March 31, 2002
Agenda highlights 5:30 p.m. Monday 110 McDonald Drive
Egypt finally gets to see famous director’s film about sex
March 31, 2002
Renowned Egyptian director Salah Abou Seif tried for nearly three decades to get his country’s censors to OK a script about sexual compatibility, frigidity, female genital mutilation, masturbation and prostitution.
Former teacher ordered to prison for 1997 rape of middle-schooler
March 31, 2002
A former Wichita teacher convicted of raping and fondling a student in 1997 was sentenced Friday to more than 15 years in prison. Sedgwick County Judge Rebecca Pilshaw refused to allow Earnest Overton to remain free on bond while his case was appealed.
Geese make Hutchinson a year-round home
March 31, 2002
Geese can appear stylish or silly, graceful or gawky. They aren’t as striking as the occasional swan or duck in their midst, but in Hutchinson they have sheer numbers on their side.
Former Cherokee chief to speak at Kansas State
March 31, 2002
Wilma Mankiller, former principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, will address a 9:30 a.m. Tuesday meeting of the American Ethnic Studies Program at Union Forum Hall at Kansas State University.
Brown v. Topeka: Monroe School rehabilitation focus of meeting
March 31, 2002
A national historic site to open next spring in Topeka will educate the public about the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Topeka Board of Education.
Brothers stunned by success in Taser trade
March 31, 2002
If fear of domestic terrorism threatens to transform America into an armed camp, Tom Smith and his brother want to be the ones to supply it. The Smiths run Taser International, the world’s leading manufacturer of stun guns. The Taser, recently, has ceased to be an obscure law enforcement device and is poised to make it big, selling to consumers and private security companies, and now the airline industry.
Historic church renovated in time for Easter
March 31, 2002
After months of renovation, a historic church in the home parish of a man being pushed for sainthood will reopen in time for Easter Sunday services. St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Pilsen, home parish of Emil Kapaun, whose canonization case is gaining momentum, will have services at 10:30 a.m. today.
It’s a good time for bond buyers to begin forming strategies
March 31, 2002
Many fixed-income investors were thrilled last fall by the chance to buy inflation-indexed U.S. Savings bonds paying nearly 6 percent. They had to hurry, as new rates were to be set Nov. 1. Sure enough, the rate since then has been 4.4 percent.
Impasse in Mideast deepens
March 31, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group My involvement with the Middle East began 30 Easters ago in Beirut, where Arab leaders have joined Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Abdullah in offering Israel “security” in return for land. Back then I would have told Israelis to seize the idea.
Finer points of speed skating slide by reporters
March 31, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald Have you ever wondered how professional journalists cover an international sporting event? Well too bad, because I’m going to tell you.
Government not welcome in marriage
March 31, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group At this Easter-Passover season, it comes as no surprise that the American people are worried about what they see as the decline in the moral character of the nation.
Steep lettuce prices force creativity
Schools, restaurants dealing with costs
March 31, 2002
The Hickory Flat Elementary salad bar is filled with dark little flecks these days spinach and other greens are being mixed in to make the iceberg go further. Want romaine at the Ruby Tuesday restaurant a few miles away? It’s on “request only” status.
Artists’ creations give building a personal touch
March 31, 2002
By Jan Biles David Vance works as a job captain for Glenn Livingood Penzler Miller Architects, the design firm for the new Lawrence Arts Center. But he also is an artist. So when arts center officials made it known they wanted to incorporate the works of area artists into the new building’s design, Vance created a proposal for a sign that would stand sentinel at the new building.
Batters up!
Baseball books take the field
March 31, 2002
It wouldn’t be surprising to find stories by such literary luminaries as Thomas Wolfe, John Updike, Annie Dillard and Richard Ford in an anthology. But you might not expect that anthology to be about baseball.
Cyclist’ could use training wheels
March 31, 2002
In his first novel, “The Cyclist” (Simon & Schuster, 187 pages, $22), Viken Berberian examines the culture of revenge in the Middle East, not individual vengeance an eye for an eye but the sort involving militias, governments and explosions in public places.
What are you reading?
March 31, 2002
Extra weight: Love it or lose it?
March 31, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group The only thing that could get me out of bed at 8 on a Saturday morning is the chance to work out with the best-known aerobics instructor in the Bay Area. So I find myself standing here, in a community hall, with a baker’s dozen of would-be fitniks, grateful that I mainlined a double latte in the cab.
Zero tolerance policies must be tempered by reason
March 31, 2002
By J.R. Labbe Knight Ridder Newspapers Taylor Hess joined an ever-expanding list of students whose educations have been disrupted by their school districts’ hide-bound adherence to zero tolerance policies.
Memorial Tea boosts cancer awareness
Nurses to receive Wellspring Award for professional, volunteer work
March 31, 2002
By Jan Biles Two Lawrence nurses will be honored at this year’s Betsy Beisecker Memorial Tea, a celebration of women’s health sponsored by Breast Cancer Action Inc. The tea and fashion show will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall at First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway.
Vogel’s play tells Othello story from women’s points of view
March 31, 2002
Playwright Paula Vogel has taken a classic Shakespearian tragedy and twisted it around so it’s told from a female point of view. “Desdemona, A Play About a Handkerchief” is based on “Othello” but looks at the story through the eyes of three women.
Disney still tops for family vacations
March 31, 2002
Pack your bags. And pack the kids’ bags, too. If you take the advice of Family Fun magazine readers, the family should head for Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., or visit Yosemite National Park in California.
Geriatric treatment improves life quality, not length
Study indicates special care enhances elderly patients’ overall well-being, but not lifespan
March 31, 2002
Frail, elderly patients do better and feel better with specialized geriatric care than they do with regular treatment, but they do not live any longer, according to the biggest such study yet.
Travel back in time along Oregon Trail
Oregon keeps history alive with museums, monuments to homesteaders
March 31, 2002
Wagons carved such deep ruts in some dusty hills on the Oregon Trail that nothing will grow there again. The parallel path of the wheels stretch for miles in those spots, unprotected from eastern Oregon’s wild winds.
Vending machines offer variety
March 31, 2002
Vending machines were used as long ago as the days of the ancient Greeks. The coin-operated mechanical machines familiar today were not common until the late 19th century, when they were used to sell items like peanuts or chewing gum.
Pick spring styles with ease
March 31, 2002
The pool of spring and summer fashions is overflowing with white, ruffled and oversized garments. But don’t wade too far into the retail racks and get caught up in the trends without considering your size and shape.
Children’s designers blend adorable, practical
March 31, 2002
Little girls’ party dresses adorned with ruffles and bows, and little boys’ preppy pants paired with pint-size collared shirts are made for window shopping. A crowd becomes a chorus singing “oohs” and “aahs” as people peek into a children’s clothing store.
Placido and Marta Domingo make musical powerhouse
March 31, 2002
Once, back in the 1960s, Placido Domingo and his wife, Marta, locked themselves in a Vienna hotel room for three days so he could learn his role in Verdi’s “A Masked Ball.” Skipping sleep, the promising tenor was urged on by Marta, his muse.
Out of the Bible and onto DVD
Movies about the life of Jesus and establishment of Christianity are abundant
March 31, 2002
Whether they’re believers or not, Hollywood filmmakers always have known the Bible is packed with stories that make for entertaining (and often moving) films.
KU professor’s translation fuels Aquila performance
March 31, 2002
The Aquila Theatre Company will perform a pair of classical plays next weekend at the Lied Center. “The Tempest” will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday and “The Wrath of Achilles” at 2 p.m. April 7.
Lions split twinbill
March 31, 2002
Lawrence High recovered from a close loss in the first game of Saturday’s baseball doubleheader against Lee’s Summit (Mo.) North with a romp in the second contest at LSN. LHS (2-1) dropped the opener, 5-3, and rolled in the second game, 12-2.
Firebirds rally past Manhattan
March 31, 2002
Meredith Mayo’s goal with 5:55 left lifted Free State High to a 3-2, come-from-behind victory over Manhattan in girls soccer Saturday at FSHS.
Singh extends lead
Clark three back at Houston Open
March 31, 2002
Vijay Singh shot a 6-under-par 66 Saturday and extended his lead over Darren Clarke to three strokes after three rounds of the Shell Houston Open. Singh, seeking his first U.S. tour victory since the 2000 Masters, is 18 under for three rounds, tying a tournament record set in 1980 by Curtis Strange.
Stadium-goers feel loss’ sting
March 31, 2002
By Mindie Paget It stung a little. Thousands of Jayhawk fans who gathered at Memorial Stadium Saturday for the camaraderie of watching the big game with other devotees also felt the pangs of loss together as the Kansas University men’s basketball team fell to Maryland in the national semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.
Lawrence fans’ day starts early, ends late
March 31, 2002
Lawrence was abuzz with electricity Saturday afternoon as Kansas Jayhawk fans anticipated an evening of Final Four basketball. Two Lawrence sixth graders jump-started fans into action Saturday morning by displaying a “Honk if you love KU” sign on 15th Street.
Boschee ‘lost head’ on time out
March 31, 2002
By Gary Bedore Oops. Kansas University senior guard Jeff Boschee signaled for a time out when the Jayhawks had none left in the final 20 seconds and was called for a technical foul down the stretch of the Jayhawks’ 97-88 Final Four semifinal loss to Maryland on Saturday at the Georgia Dome.
Dixon ‘sensational’ for Terrapins
March 31, 2002
By David Mitchell Here are some of the best (and worst) moments in Kansas’ 97-88 NCAA semifinal loss to Maryland on Saturday.
Gooden’s father relishes Final Four experience
March 31, 2002
By Gary Bedore There are plenty of proud mamas and papas of basketball players sitting in the stands at the Georgia Dome. No one is more proud or having a better time than Andrew Gooden II, father of Kansas University junior forward Drew Gooden.
Arts Notes
March 31, 2002
KU Honors Recitals scheduled at Swarthout ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ auditions slated
Arts notes
March 31, 2002
KU symphony, choirs to combine for concert Journalists to read poetry at bookstore
Arts notes
March 31, 2002
Photography contest seeking entries Author to read works about Vietnam Lawrence youngster wins music competition< KC jazz group to pay tribute to Cole Porter
The Motley Fool
March 31, 2002
 Last week’s answer  Meet NTT DoCoMo  Diamonds aren’t forever  401(k) ABCs  Options option
Area Briefs
March 31, 2002
 Flight diverted after suspicious wire found  KU students plan march
Bonnie Jean Sanders
March 31, 2002
Briefly
March 31, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Pakistani crewman arrested Washington, D.C..: Islamic group establishes civil rights defense fund
Cochrane services
March 31, 2002
KU notebook
March 31, 2002
Stats, facts: KU is 3-2 all time in NCAA tournament play in Atlanta. Â The Jayhawks’ 33-4 record was the team’s best mark since 35-4 in 1997-98. ÂKU’s 20-point deficit with over six minutes left was KU’s largest deficit in a game all year. Previous deficit was 15 at UCLA. Â Steve Blake tied an opponent high with 11 assists. T.J. Ford of Texas also had 11. Â. The crowd of 53,378 was second largest in KU history. ÂGooden pulled down his 900th rebound. ÂAaron Miles has 252 assists, passing Ryan Robertson for second place on KU’s all-time single season assist charts. Â Miles set career highs in free throws made (10) and attempts (12). Â Boschee finished in ninth place on KU’s all-time career scoring list (1,560), passing Calvin Thompson and Kenny Gregory. Â
Lawrence commuter report
March 31, 2002
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
Lawrence commuter report
March 31, 2002
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
Lee Earl Trowbridge
March 31, 2002
Lions split twinbill
March 31, 2002
Lawrence High recovered from a close loss in the first game of Saturday’s baseball doubleheader against Lee’s Summit (Mo.) North with a romp in the second contest at LSN. LHS (2-1) dropped the opener, 5-3, and rolled in the second game, 12-2.
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
March 31, 2002
IN 1962 New members of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce board of directors were Riley Burcham, John Crown, J.L. Constant, Jim Schubert, A.E. Woestemeyer, Russell Mosser and Ernest Pontius.
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
March 31, 2002
On the record
March 31, 2002
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
People
March 31, 2002
 Laureate nominees narrowed  Lee skeptical about Oscar wins  Eminem accused of stealing tune
Postcard from Atlanta
March 31, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Row M3, Seat 54. My seat at the Final Four semifinal game between Kansas and Maryland put me below the free-throw line facing KU’s bench. I looked straight into the eyes of reserve Chris Zerbe.
Postcard from Atlanta
March 31, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Row M3, Seat 54. My seat at the Final Four semifinal game between Kansas and Maryland put me below the free-throw line facing KU’s bench. I looked straight into the eyes of reserve Chris Zerbe.
Shelia May Kelsey
March 31, 2002
Graveside services for Shelia May Kelsey, 58, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Ms. Kelsey died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Style Briefs
March 31, 2002
 Burberry updates its clothing line  Pantone peruses spring’s popular colors
Style Briefs
March 31, 2002
Burberry updates its clothing line Pantone peruses spring’s popular colors
Thoughtful letters
March 31, 2002
Travel Briefs
March 31, 2002
 Guidebook designed for children in K.C.  Caribbean cruises hot
World Briefs
March 31, 2002
 Spain: Passengers trapped after train crash  France: Vandals crash cars through synagogue
World Briefs
March 31, 2002
Spain: Passengers trapped after train crash France: Vandals crash cars through synagogue
Lawrence hopeful until last
March 31, 2002
UM coach wary of comeback
March 31, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Maryland 83, Kansas 63. Only about six minutes remaining. Terps coach Gary Williams wasn’t counting his chickens, though. “First of all, no one’s beating Kansas by 20,” Williams said. “It’s not going to happen.”
Atlanta Notebook: KU students find way to courtside seating
March 31, 2002
By Tim Carpenter If you need a ticket upgrade at the Final Four, just call Kansas University student Megan Haas of Wichita for tips.
Ecstasy and agony for KU, fans in Atlanta
March 31, 2002
UConn could be best ever
March 31, 2002
The question has followed Connecticut throughout the NCAA tournament, and through much of the season as well. Is this the best women’s basketball team ever assembled?
Post-game mood stays calm and subdued throughout downtown
March 31, 2002
By Joel Mathis Downtown was quiet for a few minutes after Kansas University’s loss to Maryland Saturday night. And then a young man exited a bar and shouted: “When does the looting start?” It never started.
Jayhawks start strong, end strong in setback
March 31, 2002
By David Mitchell Kansas University looked like a national championship basketball team at the beginning and end of Saturday night’s Final Four semifinal game against Maryland. The problem for the Jayhawks was the 30 minutes in between.
Oklahoma State rallies past Jayhawks, 12-5
March 31, 2002
Down by one entering the bottom of the sixth, Oklahoma State scored eight unanswered runs en route to a 12-5 Big 12 baseball victory over Kansas on Saturday. The Cowboys (19-7 overall, 5-3) trailed 5-4 before rallying past the Jayhawks (12-11, 1-7).
Perry takes over for Coverdale
March 31, 2002
Tom Coverdale’s gimpy ankle didn’t keep him from starting against Oklahoma. Thanks to a teammate, who picked up the slack, he didn’t have to finish. Coverdale, Indiana’s senior point guard, limped through 29 minutes and scored just three points, his lowest point total since going scoreless Dec. 28 against Eastern Washington.
Kansas netters remain unbeaten
March 31, 2002
By Levi Chronister Kansas University’s tennis team loves to play at home and it shows. The Jayhawks defeated Baylor, 5-2, Saturday to run their home record to 7-0 and improve to 5-0 in the Big 12.
Lawrence Arts Center executive director Ann Evans conducts a video tour of the new facility
March 31, 2002
Bookstore
March 31, 2002
Ecstasy and agony for KU, fans in Atlanta
March 31, 2002
   
March 31, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 4:50 p.m.) Israel is fighting a war of survival and will “smash” Palestinian terror groups in an uncompromising military offensive, Israel’s prime minister on Sunday told a nation rattled by five suicide bombings in five days, including two attacks that killed 15 Israelis just hours earlier.
Heck seeking community agreement
March 31, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Kelvin Heck’s new title will be chairman of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors. But during his one-year term, he may feel more like a choir director. “One of the major things I would like to get done this year, probably the best thing we as a chamber could get done, is get as many people, especially the community leadership, singing from the same page when it comes to economic development,” Heck said.
Georgia Dome security keeps fans waiting outside
Sweep extends to all 53,000 entering venue
March 31, 2002
By Tim Carpenter For the record, Chris and Liz Ballard of Haviland weren’t packing heat Saturday at the Final Four. There’s no question of that because Georgia Dome staff had all 53,000 people attending the game run a security gauntlet worthy of the nation’s busiest airports.
National League preview capsules
March 31, 2002
A capsule look at the National League, with teams listed in order of finish last year:
Exhibit shows how artists inspire each other
Engraver seems to have been influenced by bronze statuettes
March 31, 2002
The new exhibition at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art shows how one artist can influence another.
Easter around the world
March 31, 2002
   
The Motley Fool
March 31, 2002
Last week’s answer Meet NTT DoCoMo Diamonds aren’t forever 401(k) ABCs Options option
College president named to head Illinois school
March 31, 2002
The president of Barton County Community College has accepted a similar post in Illinois. Veldon Law announced Thursday that he’s leaving Great Bend to become president of Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Ill.
American League Preview Capsules
March 31, 2002
A capsule look at the American League, with teams listed in order of finish last year:
Chain-reaction accidents injure 9 after early-afternoon grass fire on Interstate 35 in Missouri
March 31, 2002
Drivers temporarily blinded by smoke from a grass fire ran into each other on Interstate Highway 35 near Cameron, causing a 14-car pileup that injured nine people. After the smoke cleared Friday, cars, vans and two tractor-trailers were strewn along the southbound lanes of I-35, about four miles north of Cameron.
Bin Laden lieutenant may be among captured al-Qaida
March 31, 2002
U.S. and Pakistani authorities are trying to determine whether an Arab arrested in raids here this week is a key lieutenant of Osama bin Laden, a senior police official said Saturday.
Maurine McPheeters
March 31, 2002
American League Preview Capsules
March 31, 2002
A capsule look at the American League, with teams listed in order of finish last year:
Realization dawns
March 31, 2002
Could it be that the reality of the state budget finally is sinking in on state legislators? “I think folks are starting to get it,” House Speaker Kent Glasscock said during a conference call with editorial writers Friday morning.
Hoosiers shock Sooners
Oklahoma’s Price held to six points, McGhee fouls out in semifinal setback
March 31, 2002
By David Mitchell Dane Fife shut down Hollis Price, fouls ended Aaron McGhee’s night early and Atlanta native Jeff Newton did the rest as Indiana reached the NCAA championship basketball game for the first time since 1987.
Gooden disappointed by defeat
KU’s All-America junior says loss could impact decision about future
March 31, 2002
By David Mitchell Drew Gooden’s All-America season ended in disappointment. Now, Kansas fans will have to wait to see if Gooden’s college career has ended as well.
Arts Notes
March 31, 2002
 Lawrence students show art in Kansas City  Home-schoolers plan concert in Salina  Chicago jazz dance troupe to perform  Decorative arts expert to give talk  Octagon art fair accepting entries
s All-America junior says loss could impact decision about future
March 31, 2002
By David Mitchell Drew Gooden’s All-America season ended in disappointment. Now, Kansas fans will have to wait to see if Gooden’s college career has ended as well.
Families mourn soldier fatalities
March 31, 2002
Worried parents and wives flooded Fort Riley and Red Cross officials with calls after learning three soldiers had been killed and another injured in a live-fire training exercise in California.
overall well-being, but not lifespan
March 31, 2002
Frail, elderly patients do better and feel better with specialized geriatric care than they do with regular treatment, but they do not live any longer, according to the biggest such study yet.
Lawrence hopeful until last
March 31, 2002
   
Top priority for new chamber chairman … Economic development
Heck seeking community agreement
March 31, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Kelvin Heck’s new title will be chairman of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors. But during his one-year term, he may feel more like a choir director. “One of the major things I would like to get done this year, probably the best thing we as a chamber could get done, is get as many people, especially the community leadership, singing from the same page when it comes to economic development,” Heck said.
Business briefs
March 31, 2002
End of the road
Despite loss, KU happy with year
March 31, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Lucky coins, rubbing statues and spitting in a river be damned. Hilary Smith, a Kansas University student who came to Atlanta on an alumni shuttle flight with 340 other Jayhawks, spoke for thousands of KU fans at the Final Four when she said this season had been a dream come true no matter when it concluded.
Arts notes
March 31, 2002
 Stiernberg trio featured at Mandofest 2002  Residents to read Hughes’ works over library speakers  ‘Okie from Muskogee’ singer to appear in Topeka  Stone-carving workshop slated in early May
Arts Notes
March 31, 2002
 Musicians to gather for Acoustic Showcase  Critics, poets to appear at Debicki symposium  Play brings Hughes, Hurston to life  Army band tubist to perform recital at KU
In insurance, weigh benefits, risks of COBRA, individual coverage
March 31, 2002
Here are some more things to consider about health insurance at divorce: If you are depending on COBRA, it may be wise to try to negotiate for additional support to offset the increases in premiums and/or reductions in benefits that will surely come in the years to come.
What are you reading?
March 31, 2002
Eric Jessup, West Junior High School student, Lawrence “I’m reading ‘Freak the Mighty.’ It’s about a disabled kid who is 3 feet tall. He meets his friend from preschool who is 6 feet tall, and he carries him around.”
Old-fashioned crafts, like quilting and knitting, make a comeback
March 31, 2002
By Joy Ludwig People young and old are finding enjoyment in old-fashioned hobbies such as cross-stitch, embroidery, knitting, quilting and weaving. “I think there’s been a resurgence in the hand crafts,” said Leslie Ahlert, owner of Stitch On Needlework Shop, 926 Mass. “The crafts aren’t new, but people are reviving them.”
Movies about the life of Jesus and establishment of Christianity are abundant
March 31, 2002
Whether they’re believers or not, Hollywood filmmakers always have known the Bible is packed with stories that make for entertaining (and often moving) films.
Nurses to receive Wellspring Award for professional, volunteer work
March 31, 2002
By Jan Biles Two Lawrence nurses will be honored at this year’s Betsy Beisecker Memorial Tea, a celebration of women’s health sponsored by Breast Cancer Action Inc. The tea and fashion show will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall at First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway.
s office, suicide bomber kills 14 at restaurant
March 31, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 10:34 a.m.) Israeli troops exchanged fire with guards at Yasser Arafat’s office Sunday, and two Palestinian suicide bombers blew themselves up, killing at least 14 people and wounding more than 40 in separate attacks in an Israeli port city and a Jewish West Bank settlement.
Lenten rose, Easter lily signal spring celebrations
March 31, 2002
By Carol Boncella “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.”
Extra weight: Love it or lose it?
March 31, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group The only thing that could get me out of bed at 8 on a Saturday morning is the chance to work out with the best-known aerobics instructor in the Bay Area. So I find myself standing here, in a community hall, with a baker’s dozen of would-be fitniks, grateful that I mainlined a double latte in the cab.
Temple attack leaves 10 dead
March 31, 2002
Suspected Islamic militants set off several grenades and exchanged gunfire with police at a 150-year-old Hindu temple Saturday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. Ten people were killed and 20 injured in the assault.
College president named to head Illinois school
March 31, 2002
The president of Barton County Community College has accepted a similar post in Illinois. Veldon Law announced Thursday that he’s leaving Great Bend to become president of Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Ill.
Local briefs
March 31, 2002
Kansas University: World population authority to present honors lecture An internationally known expert on world population issues will speak April 8 at Kansas University. Werner Fornos, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Population Institute, will present the annual Sigma Xi Honors Lecture at 8 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The lecture title is “Gaining People, Losing Resources Searching for Solutions.” Fornos has been named one of the world’s 100 most influential people in development and environment by the Earth Times newspaper. The KU chapter of Sigma Xi, national scientific research society founded in 1886, was the group’s fourth and organized in 1889. ____________________________________ Achievement: Four KU students earn Goldwater Scholarships Four Kansas University students have won Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, which are national awards given annually for students majoring in science, engineering and mathematics. The scholarships provide $7,500 for tuition, fees, books and room and board for up to two years. There were 309 awarded to juniors and seniors nationally this year. Winners from KU were: Ryan Kinser, Oklahoma City senior in mathematics and philosophy. Adam Kraus, Grantville senior in astronomy, physics and mathematics. Bonnie Sheriff, Lawrence senior in chemistry. Ian Tice, Tecumseh senior in mathematics and physics. Twenty-nine KU students have received Goldwater scholarships since their inception in 1989. ____________________________________ Stull: Property owner ordered razing of abandoned church The abandoned church on the hillside above Stull Cemetery didn’t spontaneously cave in Friday afternoon. John Haase, the rural Lecompton resident who owns the land on which the church sits, adjacent to the cemetery, said Saturday that he had arranged for the church’s demolition. The stone church’s eastern wall had been down for years. Its western wall gave way a few weeks ago after a windstorm. “The Sheriff’s Department called us several days ago and expressed their concern that the remaining two walls were very unstable and posed an attractive nuisance,” Haase said Saturday. “We felt there was really no other choice than to push those two walls in to avoid any future catastrophe.” He said the church’s proximity to the cemetery, which has been vandalized time and again by people curious about occult legends surrounding the church, made the building’s demolition doubly important. “If the church was not so closely located to the cemetery, and if it wasn’t such a dangerous stretch of road, it might have been fun to preserve the church and let things go on,” he said. ____________________________________ 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 board.
Smoke-blinded drivers collide in 14-car pileup
Chain-reaction accidents injure 9 after early-afternoon grass fire on Interstate 35 in Missouri
March 31, 2002
Drivers temporarily blinded by smoke from a grass fire ran into each other on Interstate Highway 35 near Cameron, causing a 14-car pileup that injured nine people. After the smoke cleared Friday, cars, vans and two tractor-trailers were strewn along the southbound lanes of I-35, about four miles north of Cameron.
Game doesn’t capture attention of entire city
March 31, 2002
By Joel Mathis Like a lot of other Lawrence residents, Fred Lowery was decked out in his best Kansas University attire Saturday night. He wore a blue T-shirt with “Jayhawks” emblazoned across the chest.
KU notebook
March 31, 2002
Arts Notes
March 31, 2002
Musicians to gather for Acoustic Showcase Critics, poets to appear at Debicki symposium Play brings Hughes, Hurston to life Army band tubist to perform recital at KU
On the record
March 31, 2002
Travel Briefs
March 31, 2002
Guidebook designed for children in K.C. Caribbean cruises hot
similar habits may aid lifespan
March 31, 2002
It’s official. Seniors will be glad to know they don’t have to look for the Fountain of Youth anymore to enjoy a long life. Doctors have been saying for years that a certain lifestyle would help to prolong lives; now, scientists are beginning to prove that this is true.
Arts notes
March 31, 2002
 Photography contest seeking entries  Author to read works about Vietnam  Lawrence youngster wins music competition  KC jazz group to pay tribute to Cole Porter
Engraver seems to have been influenced by bronze statuettes
March 31, 2002
The new exhibition at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art shows how one artist can influence another.
Historic church renovated in time for Easter
March 31, 2002
After months of renovation, a historic church in the home parish of a man being pushed for sainthood will reopen in time for Easter Sunday services. St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Pilsen, home parish of Emil Kapaun, whose canonization case is gaining momentum, will have services at 10:30 a.m. today.
Arts notes
March 31, 2002
Stiernberg trio featured at Mandofest 2002 Residents to read Hughes’ works over library speakers ‘Okie from Muskogee’ singer to appear in Topeka Stone-carving workshop slated in early May
Lawrence Arts Center executive director Ann Evans conducts a video tour of the new facility
March 31, 2002
In insurance, weigh benefits, risks of COBRA, individual coverage
March 31, 2002
Here are some more things to consider about health insurance at divorce: If you are depending on COBRA, it may be wise to try to negotiate for additional support to offset the increases in premiums and/or reductions in benefits that will surely come in the years to come.
Shelia May Kelsey
March 31, 2002
Retiring booksellers lack new blood to maintain independent stores
March 31, 2002
Gary Frank, longtime owner of The Booksmith in San Francisco, is thinking about retirement. Finding a buyer shouldn’t be that hard: The bookstore is doing well, and it’s located in the historic Haight-Ashbury district.
Sense for Seniors: Centenarians’ similar habits may aid lifespan
March 31, 2002
It’s official. Seniors will be glad to know they don’t have to look for the Fountain of Youth anymore to enjoy a long life. Doctors have been saying for years that a certain lifestyle would help to prolong lives; now, scientists are beginning to prove that this is true.
Designs cast a nautical look
March 31, 2002
Fresh and fun, a nautical theme in a room can make you believe it’s summer all year long. And where Matt and I come from Cleveland it’s nice to have one spot in your home where you can at least dream of the coming good weather.
LHS swimmers place sixth
March 31, 2002
Senior Andrea Hemphill won the 50 freestyle (24.64 seconds) to lead Lawrence High to a sixth-place finish at the Olathe Invitational on Saturday at California Trail Junior High. Hemphill also placed second in the 500 freestyle (5:11.26).
Arts Notes
March 31, 2002
Lawrence students show art in Kansas City Home-schoolers plan concert in Salina Chicago jazz dance troupe to perform Decorative arts expert to give talk Octagon art fair accepting entries
Maurine McPheeters
March 31, 2002
Graveside services for Maurine McPheeters, 86, Baldwin, will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Vinland Cemetery. Mrs. McPheeters died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at her home.
Local briefs
March 31, 2002
 Kansas University: World population authority to present honors lecture An internationally known expert on world population issues will speak April 8 at Kansas University. Werner Fornos, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Population Institute, will present the annual Sigma Xi Honors Lecture at 8 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The lecture title is “Gaining People, Losing Resources  Searching for Solutions.” Fornos has been named one of the world’s 100 most influential people in development and environment by the Earth Times newspaper. The KU chapter of Sigma Xi, national scientific research society founded in 1886, was the group’s fourth and organized in 1889. ____________________________________  Achievement: Four KU students earn Goldwater Scholarships Four Kansas University students have won Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, which are national awards given annually for students majoring in science, engineering and mathematics. The scholarships provide $7,500 for tuition, fees, books and room and board for up to two years. There were 309 awarded to juniors and seniors nationally this year. Winners from KU were:  Ryan Kinser, Oklahoma City senior in mathematics and philosophy.  Adam Kraus, Grantville senior in astronomy, physics and mathematics.  Bonnie Sheriff, Lawrence senior in chemistry.  Ian Tice, Tecumseh senior in mathematics and physics. Twenty-nine KU students have received Goldwater scholarships since their inception in 1989. ____________________________________  Stull: Property owner ordered razing of abandoned church The abandoned church on the hillside above Stull Cemetery didn’t spontaneously cave in Friday afternoon. John Haase, the rural Lecompton resident who owns the land on which the church sits, adjacent to the cemetery, said Saturday that he had arranged for the church’s demolition. The stone church’s eastern wall had been down for years. Its western wall gave way a few weeks ago after a windstorm. “The Sheriff’s Department called us several days ago and expressed their concern that the remaining two walls were very unstable and posed an attractive nuisance,” Haase said Saturday. “We felt there was really no other choice than to push those two walls in to avoid any future catastrophe.” He said the church’s proximity to the cemetery, which has been vandalized time and again by people curious about occult legends surrounding the church, made the building’s demolition doubly important. “If the church was not so closely located to the cemetery, and if it wasn’t such a dangerous stretch of road, it might have been fun to preserve the church and let things go on,” he said. ____________________________________  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 board.
30s census records reveal family history
March 31, 2002
Who lived in your neighborhood 72 years ago? What was your grandparents’ house worth? Did they have one of those gadgets called a radio?
Researcher studying poisonous arachnids for doctoral work
March 31, 2002
By Terry Rombeck When Jamel Sandidge brought a black widow spider to school in fifth grade, his teacher took it away and never gave it back. Sandidge has been fascinated with spiders since. Now a graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology at Kansas University, Sandidge is researching another poisonous, eight-legged critter  the fiddle-backed brown recluse  for his doctorate.
Bin Laden lieutenant may be among captured al-Qaida
March 31, 2002
U.S. and Pakistani authorities are trying to determine whether an Arab arrested in raids here this week is a key lieutenant of Osama bin Laden, a senior police official said Saturday.
Vending machines offer variety
March 31, 2002
Vending machines were used as long ago as the days of the ancient Greeks. The coin-operated mechanical machines familiar today were not common until the late 19th century, when they were used to sell items like peanuts or chewing gum.
Designs cast a nautical look
March 31, 2002
Fresh and fun, a nautical theme in a room can make you believe it’s summer all year long. And where Matt and I come from  Cleveland  it’s nice to have one spot in your home where you can at least dream of the coming good weather.
s struggles doom KU
March 31, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Basketball is a team sport. One player doesn’t win or lose a game, and, yet, when NCAA Tournament time rolls around, you have to saddle your stud and ride him. So if you base Maryland’s 97-88 victory over Kansas in Saturday night’s Final Four semi at the Georgia Dome on those terms, then the Terps’ horse whipped the Jayhawks’ steed. Soundly.
Bookstore
March 31, 2002
Hardcover fiction 1. “Everything’s Eventual” by Stephen King
Placido and Marta Domingo make musical powerhouse
March 31, 2002
Once, back in the 1960s, Placido Domingo and his wife, Marta, locked themselves in a Vienna hotel room for three days so he could learn his role in Verdi’s “A Masked Ball.” Skipping sleep, the promising tenor was urged on by Marta, his muse.
s staff look forward to opening day
March 31, 2002
By Jan Biles Architects Dale Glenn and Jody Brown can look out the windows of their office and see the construction crews busy at work on their newest project. The $7.25 million Lawrence Arts Center is a half-block north of Glenn Livingood Penzler Miller Architects, 1001 N.H., the firm hired to design the new building.
s championship game
March 31, 2002
One is from Canada, the other from Long Island. While their backgrounds differ, senior All-America guards Stacey Dales of Oklahoma and Sue Bird of Connecticut bring the same traits to the women’s national championship game: poise, talent and an overwhelming will to win.
National League preview capsules
March 31, 2002
A capsule look at the National League, with teams listed in order of finish last year:
Babies may be able to perceive more than we think
March 31, 2002
By Roger Martin Until Seth, I’d never trucked with infants. I thought I might break one. And their moods swoop so hugely, you know? But then Seth’s parents started dropping hints that I was supposed to respond to their bundle of joy with emotions other than fear and trembling.
Board to consider repairs from wreck
March 31, 2002
Agenda highlights  5:30 p.m. Monday  110 McDonald Drive
Youngsters hop to it to find treats at egg hunts
March 31, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess It was an Easter egg hunt that would make Jacques Cousteau proud. Saturday morning, 140 children splashed, dived and swam for eggs during the Underwater EGGstravaganza at the Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive.
Naturopathy licensing revived
March 31, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A bill that would license and regulate naturopathic doctors received political CPR last week to keep it alive  for now. The measure, which has been strongly recommended by naturopathic doctors in Lawrence, gained Senate approval last month but became mired in hearings before a subcommittee of the House Health and Human Services Committee.
Deanna Lynne Galbreath
March 31, 2002
Services for Deanna Lynne Galbreath, 43, Troy, Mich., were Saturday at Kirk in the Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Burial will be private. Mrs. Galbreath died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich., after a short illness.
remains found
March 31, 2002
A U.S. salvage team has found the remains of five American servicemen killed in last month’s crash of an Army helicopter participating in a counterterrorism drill in the southern Philippines, a U.S. official said Saturday.
Products help babies calm down, sleep
March 31, 2002
New parents need their sleep but the only way they’re going to get it is if the baby gets his shuteye, too. The Healing Garden, which makes aromachology bath and body products, is introducing a line called Zzztherapy for Babies.
Retiring booksellers lack new blood to maintain independent stores
March 31, 2002
Gary Frank, longtime owner of The Booksmith in San Francisco, is thinking about retirement. Finding a buyer shouldn’t be that hard: The bookstore is doing well, and it’s located in the historic Haight-Ashbury district.
Fortson suspended two games
March 31, 2002
Golden State Warriors forward Danny Fortson was suspended for two games without pay by the NBA on Saturday for a flagrant foul against Detroit on Friday night.
s designers blend adorable, practical
March 31, 2002
Little girls’ party dresses adorned with ruffles and bows, and little boys’ preppy pants paired with pint-size collared shirts are made for window shopping. A crowd becomes a chorus singing “oohs” and “aahs” as people peek into a children’s clothing store.
Pick spring styles with ease
March 31, 2002
The pool of spring and summer fashions is overflowing with white, ruffled and oversized garments. But don’t wade too far into the retail racks and get caught up in the trends without considering your size and shape.
Roots
March 31, 2002
 Daffodil show set to bloom  Explore the concrete house
Despite loss, KU happy with year
March 31, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Lucky coins, rubbing statues and spitting in a river be damned. Hilary Smith, a Kansas University student who came to Atlanta on an alumni shuttle flight with 340 other Jayhawks, spoke for thousands of KU fans at the Final Four when she said this season had been a dream come true  no matter when it concluded.
t capture attention of entire city
March 31, 2002
By Joel Mathis Like a lot of other Lawrence residents, Fred Lowery was decked out in his best Kansas University attire Saturday night. He wore a blue T-shirt with “Jayhawks” emblazoned across the chest.
day starts early, ends late
March 31, 2002
Lawrence was abuzz with electricity Saturday afternoon as Kansas Jayhawk fans anticipated an evening of Final Four basketball. Two Lawrence sixth graders jump-started fans into action Saturday morning by displaying a “Honk if you love KU” sign on 15th Street.
Atlanta Notebook: KU students find way to courtside seating
March 31, 2002
By Tim Carpenter If you need a ticket upgrade at the Final Four, just call Kansas University student Megan Haas of Wichita for tips.
Area briefs
March 31, 2002
 Representatives named to security committee  KU sets final examinations  Volunteer group organizes ‘Good Neighbor’ activities
on time out
March 31, 2002
By Gary Bedore Oops. Kansas University senior guard Jeff Boschee signaled for a time out when the Jayhawks had none left in the final 20 seconds and was called for a technical foul down the stretch of the Jayhawks’ 97-88 Final Four semifinal loss to Maryland on Saturday at the Georgia Dome.
Perry takes over for Coverdale
March 31, 2002
Tom Coverdale’s gimpy ankle didn’t keep him from starting against Oklahoma. Thanks to a teammate, who picked up the slack, he didn’t have to finish. Coverdale, Indiana’s senior point guard, limped through 29 minutes and scored just three points, his lowest point total since going scoreless Dec. 28 against Eastern Washington.
s Price held to six points, McGhee fouls out in semifinal setback
March 31, 2002
By David Mitchell Dane Fife shut down Hollis Price, fouls ended Aaron McGhee’s night early and Atlanta native Jeff Newton did the rest as Indiana reached the NCAA championship basketball game for the first time since 1987.
marks 50th year with screenings, DVD, TV special
March 31, 2002
Stanley Donen says the idea was born when he encountered Arthur Freed on a street at the MGM studio in 1950. Freed produced the studio’s “class” musicals. He also was a lyricist who had been at MGM since 1929’s “The Broadway Melody,” the first talkie to win an Academy Award as best picture.
Government not welcome in marriage
March 31, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group At this Easter-Passover season, it comes as no surprise that the American people are worried about what they see as the decline in the moral character of the nation.
s a good time for bond buyers to begin forming strategies
March 31, 2002
Many fixed-income investors were thrilled last fall by the chance to buy inflation-indexed U.S. Savings bonds paying nearly 6 percent. They had to hurry, as new rates were to be set Nov. 1. Sure enough, the rate since then has been 4.4 percent.
Brown v. Topeka: Monroe School rehabilitation focus of meeting
March 31, 2002
A national historic site to open next spring in Topeka will educate the public about the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Topeka Board of Education.
s father relishes Final Four experience
March 31, 2002
By Gary Bedore There are plenty of proud mamas and papas of basketball players sitting in the stands at the Georgia Dome. No one is more proud  or having a better time  than Andrew Gooden II, father of Kansas University junior forward Drew Gooden.
Parents get at-work training about youths, drugs
March 31, 2002
At school, children are exposed to all sorts of new things: advancements in science, up-to-date computer languages, the hottest fashions, hippest phrases and, possibly, the newest illegal drugs.
Teddy bears help raise money for respite care
March 31, 2002
Teddy bears are raising money for Trinity Respite Care Inc. The We Care Bear Fair will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Visitor Center/Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second St.
Musical milestone: what a glorious feeling
Singin’ in the Rain’ marks 50th year with screenings, DVD, TV special
March 31, 2002
Stanley Donen says the idea was born when he encountered Arthur Freed on a street at the MGM studio in 1950. Freed produced the studio’s “class” musicals. He also was a lyricist who had been at MGM since 1929’s “The Broadway Melody,” the first talkie to win an Academy Award as best picture.
Youngsters hop to it to find treats at egg hunts
March 31, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess It was an Easter egg hunt that would make Jacques Cousteau proud. Saturday morning, 140 children splashed, dived and swam for eggs during the Underwater EGGstravaganza at the Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive.
Naturopathy licensing revived
March 31, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A bill that would license and regulate naturopathic doctors received political CPR last week to keep it alive for now. The measure, which has been strongly recommended by naturopathic doctors in Lawrence, gained Senate approval last month but became mired in hearings before a subcommittee of the House Health and Human Services Committee.
Action-figure collector earns ‘Toy Boy’ moniker
March 31, 2002
By Mindie Paget His friends call him “Toy Boy.” One look inside the master bedroom suite at Greg Seuferling’s northwest Lawrence home reveals the madness behind the moniker.
Guards Dales, Bird among best
Sooners, Huskies to clash tonight in women’s championship game
March 31, 2002
One is from Canada, the other from Long Island. While their backgrounds differ, senior All-America guards Stacey Dales of Oklahoma and Sue Bird of Connecticut bring the same traits to the women’s national championship game: poise, talent and an overwhelming will to win.
Horoscopes
March 31, 2002
Stamp pays tribute to Sept. 11 heroes
March 31, 2002
They were all heroes on that fateful day of Sept. 11 the rescuers and the fallen, the firefighters and the police, the volunteers and the valiant leaders, the media and the medics.
Britain mourns queen mother
Citizens lament end of an era as ‘favorite royal’ dies at 101
March 31, 2002
The Queen Mother Elizabeth, a symbol of courage and dignity during a tumultuous century of war, social upheaval and royal scandal, died Saturday in her sleep. She was 101 years old.
New classrooms, studios await children, teachers at Arts Center
March 31, 2002
By Jan Biles Preschoolers at the Lawrence Arts Center are circling their wagons. April 8 and 9, the youngsters will load their paintbrushes and pencils into little red wagons and pull them to the new $7.25 million arts center building in the 900 block of New Hampshire Street, where pristine classroom floors are waiting for their first spattering of paint from little brushes.
Student seeks out brown recluses
Researcher studying poisonous arachnids for doctoral work
March 31, 2002
By Terry Rombeck When JamSandidge brought a black widow spider to school in fifth grade, his teacher took it away and never gave it back. Sandidge has been fascinated with spiders since. Now a graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology at Kansas University, Sandidge is researching another poisonous, eight-legged critter the fiddle-backed brown recluse for his doctorate.
National Volunteer Week participants are sought
March 31, 2002
Clean a local park. Coordinate a penny drive. Collect food and clothing donations. These are just a few activities the Roger Hill Volunteer Center suggests that individuals or groups in the Douglas County community could undertake to participate in National Volunteer Week, April 21-27.
Families mourn soldier fatalities
March 31, 2002
Worried parents and wives flooded Fort Riley and Red Cross officials with calls after learning three soldiers had been killed and another injured in a live-fire training exercise in California.
Ernest Walter Brown
March 31, 2002
D.A. objects to judge saying traffic fines go to state
March 31, 2002
Reno County Dist. Atty. Keith Schroeder is considering suing if fines from a traffic diversion program are sent to the state, as a judge has suggested.
Symposium explores Spanish musical genre
March 31, 2002
“The Valencian Villancico from the 16th and 18th Centuries: A Cultural Exploration,” an event for those interested in Iberian culture, will be from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in room 328 in Murphy Hall at Kansas University.
Old-fashioned crafts, like quilting and knitting, make a comeback
March 31, 2002
By Joy Ludwig People young and old are finding enjoyment in old-fashioned hobbies such as cross-stitch, embroidery, knitting, quilting and weaving. “I think there’s been a resurgence in the hand crafts,” said Leslie Ahlert, owner of Stitch On Needlework Shop, 926 Mass. “The crafts aren’t new, but people are reviving them.”
Singin’ in the Rain’: just the facts
March 31, 2002
Here are some facts and figures about “Singin’ in the Rain,” which came out 50 years ago/
NBA Roundup: Kidd lifts Nets past Sixers
New Jersey takes advantage of Iverson’s absence
March 31, 2002
Without Allen Iverson, the Philadelphia 76ers can’t compete with Jason Kidd and the New Jersey Nets. Kidd had 17 assists and 19 points as the Nets beat the leaderless 76ers, 102-92, on Saturday in a game marking the return of New Jersey’s Kenyon Martin from his fifth flagrant-foul related suspension this season.
Palestinians rounded up; Arafat confined
March 31, 2002
Israeli troops rounded up hundreds of Palestinian men for questioning, battled gunmen and imposed a curfew Saturday in the West Bank’s main city. Yasser Arafat was penned up in his office, surrounded by Israeli troops and trying to keep up his staff’s morale, aides and witnesses said.
Warriors’ Fortson suspended two games
March 31, 2002
Golden State Warriors forward Danny Fortson was suspended for two games without pay by the NBA on Saturday for a flagrant foul against Detroit on Friday night.
Parents get at-work training about youths, drugs
March 31, 2002
At school, children are exposed to all sorts of new things: advancements in science, up-to-date computer languages, the hottest fashions, hippest phrases and, possibly, the newest illegal drugs.
Genealogy buffs: ‘30s census records reveal family history
March 31, 2002
Who lived in your neighborhood 72 years ago? What was your grandparents’ house worth? Did they have one of those gadgets called a radio?
Seasonal Blooms
Lenten rose, Easter lily signal spring celebrations
March 31, 2002
By Carol Boncella “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.”
It’s best to take control early with weeds
March 31, 2002
By Bruce Chladney Flowers are starting to bloom, seemingly dead plants are coming back to life and allergies continue to go wild. Spring is welcome at my home everything but the drippy nose and the pesky lawn weeds.
Rooms & Roots
March 31, 2002
Daffodil show set to bloom Explore the concrete house
KU falls short - Maryland 97, Kansas 88
Jayhawks rally, fight to finish
March 31, 2002
By Gary Bedore Yes, Kansas University did go down “But at least we went out swinging,” KU junior forward Drew Gooden said after the Jayhawks’ crazy 97-88 loss to Maryland in a Final Four semifinal at the Georgia Dome. “Coach told us to keep fighting all the way and that’s what we did.”
Gooden’s struggles doom KU
March 31, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Basketball is a team sport. One player doesn’t win or lose a game, and, yet, when NCAA Tournament time rolls around, you have to saddle your stud and ride him. So if you base Maryland’s 97-88 victory over Kansas in Saturday night’s Final Four semi at the Georgia Dome on those terms, then the Terps’ horse whipped the Jayhawks’ steed. Soundly.
Texas’ pitchers tough in sweep of Jayhawks
Longhorns limit KU to two runs
March 31, 2002
By Levi Chronister According to the Texas softball press release, Cat Osterman’s name is pronounced “AWE-ster-man.” After her performance in Saturday’s doubleheader against Kansas University, it may as well be pronounced “AWE-some, man.”
D-backs proved Yanks not invincible
Revamped rosters could lead to open pennant races this season
March 31, 2002
That little bloop single by Luis Gonzalez proved to teams and fans everywhere that indeed it was possible: the New York Yankees could be beaten. Now, who’s next?
Easter around the world
March 31, 2002
Sweep extends to all 53,000 entering venue
March 31, 2002
By Tim Carpenter For the record, Chris and Liz Ballard of Haviland weren’t packing heat Saturday at the Final Four. There’s no question of that because Georgia Dome staff had all 53,000 people attending the game run a security gauntlet worthy of the nation’s busiest airports.
moniker
March 31, 2002
By Mindie Paget His friends call him “Toy Boy.” One look inside the master bedroom suite at Greg Seuferling’s northwest Lawrence home reveals the madness behind the moniker.
s absence
March 31, 2002
Without Allen Iverson, the Philadelphia 76ers can’t compete with Jason Kidd and the New Jersey Nets. Kidd had 17 assists and 19 points as the Nets beat the leaderless 76ers, 102-92, on Saturday in a game marking the return of New Jersey’s Kenyon Martin from his fifth flagrant-foul related suspension this season.
s points of view
March 31, 2002
Playwright Paula Vogel has taken a classic Shakespearian tragedy and twisted it around so it’s told from a female point of view. “Desdemona, A Play About a Handkerchief” is based on “Othello” but looks at the story through the eyes of three women.
Baseball books take the field
March 31, 2002
It wouldn’t be surprising to find stories by such literary luminaries as Thomas Wolfe, John Updike, Annie Dillard and Richard Ford in an anthology. But you might not expect that anthology to be about baseball.
sting
March 31, 2002
By Mindie Paget It stung a little. Thousands of Jayhawk fans who gathered at Memorial Stadium Saturday for the camaraderie of watching the big game with other devotees also felt the pangs of loss together as the Kansas University men’s basketball team fell to Maryland in the national semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.
Sound off
March 31, 2002
When does daylight-saving time begin? Historically, daylight-saving time kicks in at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of April and at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday of October. So on April 7, you should set your clocks forward one hour.
Palestinians rounded up
March 31, 2002
Israeli troops rounded up hundreds of Palestinian men for questioning, battled gunmen and imposed a curfew Saturday in the West Bank’s main city. Yasser Arafat was penned up in his office, surrounded by Israeli troops and trying to keep up his staff’s morale, aides and witnesses said.
dies at 101
March 31, 2002
The Queen Mother Elizabeth, a symbol of courage and dignity during a tumultuous century of war, social upheaval and royal scandal, died Saturday in her sleep. She was 101 years old.
for Terrapins
March 31, 2002
By David Mitchell Here are some of the best (and worst) moments in Kansas’ 97-88 NCAA semifinal loss to Maryland on Saturday.
UConn could be best ever
March 31, 2002
The question has followed Connecticut throughout the NCAA tournament, and through much of the season as well. Is this the best women’s basketball team ever assembled?
Births
March 31, 2002
David and Trisha Boldt, Lawrence, a girl, Friday. Kevin and Kristy Kelly, Lawrence, a boy, Friday.
Zero tolerance policies must be tempered by reason
March 31, 2002
By J.R. Labbe Knight Ridder Newspapers Taylor Hess joined an ever-expanding list of students whose educations have been disrupted by their school districts’ hide-bound adherence to zero tolerance policies.
Finer points of speed skating slide by reporters
March 31, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald Have you ever wondered how professional journalists cover an international sporting event? Well too bad, because I’m going to tell you.
Impasse in Mideast deepens
March 31, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group My involvement with the Middle East began 30 Easters ago in Beirut, where Arab leaders have joined Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Abdullah in offering Israel “security” in return for land. Back then I would have told Israelis to seize the idea.
Briefcase
March 31, 2002
 Charitable donations to get break from IRS  Investments: 401(k) fears on the rise  Motley Fool: Name that company  Finances: Survey studies ATM fees
Area briefs
March 31, 2002
Representatives named to security committee KU sets final examinations Volunteer group organizes ‘Good Neighbor’ activities
Area Briefs
March 31, 2002
Flight diverted after suspicious wire found KU students plan march
Jayhawks rally, fight to finish
March 31, 2002
By Gary Bedore Yes, Kansas University did go down  “But at least we went out swinging,” KU junior forward Drew Gooden said after the Jayhawks’ crazy 97-88 loss to Maryland in a Final Four semifinal at the Georgia Dome. “Coach told us to keep fighting all the way and that’s what we did.”
Deanna Lynne Galbreath
March 31, 2002
Arts notes
March 31, 2002
 KU symphony, choirs to combine for concert  Journalists to read poetry at bookstore
Horoscopes
March 31, 2002
For Sunday, March 31, 2002, those with birthdays today: Often, friends disappoint you. Promises might sound nice, but you demand follow-through. You can count on a partner to stand behind you no matter what. You might opt to spend a considerable amount of money on making a long-term desire a reality. Make sure the timing is right. Ask questions. If you are single, you might find it difficult to maintain that status, as you inevitably are drawn to someone in the second half of the year. If attached, you will need to come to an agreement with your partner about spending and investments. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
Bobby D. Hensley
March 31, 2002
Services for Bobby D. Hensley, 61, Tonganoxie, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Tonganoxie Christian Church. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Abilene Cemetery, Abilene. Mr. Hensley died Friday, March 29, 2002, at his home.
Briefly
March 31, 2002
 Washington, D.C.: Pakistani crewman arrested  Washington, D.C..: Islamic group establishes civil rights defense fund
People
March 31, 2002
Laureate nominees narrowed Lee skeptical about Oscar wins Eminem accused of stealing tune
Briefcase
March 31, 2002
Charitable donations to get break from IRS Investments: 401(k) fears on the rise Motley Fool: Name that company Finances: Survey studies ATM fees
could use training wheels
March 31, 2002
In his first novel, “The Cyclist” (Simon & Schuster, 187 pages, $22), Viken Berberian examines the culture of revenge in the Middle East, not individual vengeance  an eye for an eye  but the sort involving militias, governments and explosions in public places.
Former Cherokee chief to speak at Kansas State
March 31, 2002
Wilma Mankiller, former principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, will address a 9:30 a.m. Tuesday meeting of the American Ethnic Studies Program at Union Forum Hall at Kansas State University.
Geese make Hutchinson a year-round home
March 31, 2002
Geese can appear stylish or silly, graceful or gawky. They aren’t as striking as the occasional swan or duck in their midst, but in Hutchinson they have sheer numbers on their side.
Former teacher ordered to prison for 1997 rape of middle-schooler
March 31, 2002
A former Wichita teacher convicted of raping and fondling a student in 1997 was sentenced Friday to more than 15 years in prison. Sedgwick County Judge Rebecca Pilshaw refused to allow Earnest Overton to remain free on bond while his case was appealed.
National Volunteer Week participants are sought
March 31, 2002
Clean a local park. Coordinate a penny drive. Collect food and clothing donations. These are just a few activities the Roger Hill Volunteer Center suggests that individuals or groups in the Douglas County community could undertake to participate in National Volunteer Week, April 21-27.
Temple attack leaves 10 dead
March 31, 2002
Suspected Islamic militants set off several grenades and exchanged gunfire with police at a 150-year-old Hindu temple Saturday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. Ten people were killed and 20 injured in the assault.
Suicide bomber strikes Tel Aviv cafe
March 31, 2002
A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded cafe in Tel Aviv’s bustling entertainment district Saturday evening, wounding at least 32 people in the third such attack in four days.
Bonnie Jean Sanders
March 31, 2002
Services for Bonnie Jean Sanders, 74, Lawrence, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Inurnment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Sanders died Friday, March 29, 2002, at her home.
Lee Earl Trowbridge
March 31, 2002
Beaumont, Tex. Services for Lee Earl Trowbridge, 68, Beaumont, Tex., will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Broussard’s Mortuary, Beaumont. Mr. Trowbridge died of a heart attack Thursday, March 28, 2002, at his home.
Cochrane services
March 31, 2002
Topeka  Services for Fredrick L. Cochrane, 80, Topeka, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Family of God Fellowship Church, Topeka. Burial with American Legion honors will be at Prairie Home Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Cochrane died Friday, March 29, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka, after a long illness.
Disney still tops for family vacations
March 31, 2002
Pack your bags. And pack the kids’ bags, too. If you take the advice of Family Fun magazine readers, the family should head for Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., or visit Yosemite National Park in California.
s film about sex
March 31, 2002
Renowned Egyptian director Salah Abou Seif tried for nearly three decades to get his country’s censors to OK a script about sexual compatibility, frigidity, female genital mutilation, masturbation and prostitution.
: just the facts
March 31, 2002
Here are some facts and figures about “Singin’ in the Rain,” which came out 50 years ago/
Teddy bears help raise money for respite care
March 31, 2002
Teddy bears are raising money for Trinity Respite Care Inc. The We Care Bear Fair will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Visitor Center/Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second St.
s lineup for talk shows
March 31, 2002
Guest lineup for today’s TV news shows:
Symposium explores Spanish musical genre
March 31, 2002
“The Valencian Villancico from the 16th and 18th Centuries: A Cultural Exploration,” an event for those interested in Iberian culture, will be from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in room 328 in Murphy Hall at Kansas University.
creations give building a personal touch
March 31, 2002
By Jan Biles David Vance works as a job captain for Glenn Livingood Penzler Miller Architects, the design firm for the new Lawrence Arts Center. But he also is an artist. So when arts center officials made it known they wanted to incorporate the works of area artists into the new building’s design, Vance created a proposal for a sign that would stand sentinel at the new building.
Oklahoma State rallies past Jayhawks, 12-5
March 31, 2002
Down by one entering the bottom of the sixth, Oklahoma State scored eight unanswered runs en route to a 12-5 Big 12 baseball victory over Kansas on Saturday. The Cowboys (19-7 overall, 5-3) trailed 5-4 before rallying past the Jayhawks (12-11, 1-7).
Kansas netters remain unbeaten
March 31, 2002
By Levi Chronister Kansas University’s tennis team loves to play at home  and it shows. The Jayhawks defeated Baylor, 5-2, Saturday to run their home record to 7-0 and improve to 5-0 in the Big 12.
s best to take control early with weeds
March 31, 2002
By Bruce Chladney Flowers are starting to bloom, seemingly dead plants are coming back to life and allergies continue to go wild. Spring is welcome at my home  everything but the drippy nose and the pesky lawn weeds.
Revamped rosters could lead to open pennant races this season
March 31, 2002
That little bloop single by Luis Gonzalez proved to teams and fans everywhere that indeed it was possible: the New York Yankees could be beaten. Now, who’s next?
Clark three back at Houston Open
March 31, 2002
Vijay Singh shot a 6-under-par 66 Saturday and extended his lead over Darren Clarke to three strokes after three rounds of the Shell Houston Open. Singh, seeking his first U.S. tour victory since the 2000 Masters, is 18 under for three rounds, tying a tournament record set in 1980 by Curtis Strange.
Maryland 97, Kansas 88
March 31, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 12:51 a.m.) It couldn’t happen again. It almost happened again. Juan Dixon wouldn’t let it happen again. With its All-American guard leading the way, Maryland reached the national championship game for the first time with a 97-88 victory over Kansas on Saturday night.
Post-game mood stays calm and subdued throughout downtown
March 31, 2002
By Joel Mathis Downtown was quiet for a few minutes after Kansas University’s loss to Maryland Saturday night. And then a young man exited a bar and shouted: “When does the looting start?” It never started.
LHS swimmers place sixth
March 31, 2002
Senior Andrea Hemphill won the 50 freestyle (24.64 seconds) to lead Lawrence High to a sixth-place finish at the Olathe Invitational on Saturday at California Trail Junior High. Hemphill also placed second in the 500 freestyle (5:11.26).
Thoughtful letters
March 31, 2002
To the editor: I should like to express my thanks for the thoughtful letter to the Journal-World by Rowena Pine on March 24. If our city cannot raise $60,000 to help the Salvation Army keep its shelter open for the homeless during the summer months, something is wrong.
Firebirds rally past Manhattan
March 31, 2002
Meredith Mayo’s goal with 5:55 left lifted Free State High to a 3-2, come-from-behind victory over Manhattan in girls soccer Saturday at FSHS.
Pakistan hands over Arabs suspected of al-Qaida links to U.S. authorities
March 31, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 10:35 a.m.) Pakistan has handed over to U.S. authorities about 20 Arabs arrested last week in raids on suspected al-Qaida hideouts, a senior intelligence official said Sunday.
On the street
March 31, 2002
Asked on Massachusetts Street What is your favorite Easter candy?
Friends and neighbors
March 31, 2002
When Carolyn Johnson of Lawrence spotted this “adorable” fellow Kansas University fan during a time-out during the KU-Stanford game in St. Louis, she said she had to take a picture. She didn’t get the names of the Lawrence family, but told the girl’s parents she would send the photograph in to Friends & Neighbors when she returned home. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For more Friends and Neighbors, go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
Jayhawks start strong, end strong in setback
March 31, 2002
By David Mitchell Kansas University looked like a national championship basketball team at the beginning and end of Saturday night’s Final Four semifinal game against Maryland. The problem for the Jayhawks was the 30 minutes in between.
Schools, restaurants dealing with costs
March 31, 2002
The Hickory Flat Elementary salad bar is filled with dark little flecks these days  spinach and other greens are being mixed in to make the iceberg go further. Want romaine at the Ruby Tuesday restaurant a few miles away? It’s on “request only” status.
Oregon keeps history alive with museums, monuments to homesteaders
March 31, 2002
Wagons carved such deep ruts in some dusty hills on the Oregon Trail that nothing will grow there again. The parallel path of the wheels stretch for miles in those spots, unprotected from eastern Oregon’s wild winds.
UM coach wary of comeback
March 31, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Maryland 83, Kansas 63. Only about six minutes remaining. Terps coach Gary Williams wasn’t counting his chickens, though. “First of all, no one’s beating Kansas by 20,” Williams said. “It’s not going to happen.”
Longhorns limit KU to two runs
March 31, 2002
By Levi Chronister According to the Texas softball press release, Cat Osterman’s name is pronounced “AWE-ster-man.” After her performance in Saturday’s doubleheader against Kansas University, it may as well be pronounced “AWE-some, man.”
Realization dawns
March 31, 2002
Could it be that the reality of the state budget finally is sinking in on state legislators? “I think folks are starting to get it,” House Speaker Kent Glasscock said during a conference call with editorial writers Friday morning.
s translation fuels Aquila performance
March 31, 2002
The Aquila Theatre Company will perform a pair of classical plays next weekend at the Lied Center. “The Tempest” will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday and “The Wrath of Achilles” at 2 p.m. April 7.
Stamp pays tribute to Sept. 11 heroes
March 31, 2002
They were all heroes on that fateful day of Sept. 11 Â the rescuers and the fallen, the firefighters and the police, the volunteers and the valiant leaders, the media and the medics.
D.A. objects to judge saying traffic fines go to state
March 31, 2002
Reno County Dist. Atty. Keith Schroeder is considering suing if fines from a traffic diversion program are sent to the state, as a judge has suggested.
New classrooms, studios await children, teachers at Arts Center
March 31, 2002
By Jan Biles Preschoolers at the Lawrence Arts Center are circling their wagons. April 8 and 9, the youngsters will load their paintbrushes and pencils into little red wagons and pull them to the new $7.25 million arts center building in the 900 block of New Hampshire Street, where pristine classroom floors are waiting for their first spattering of paint from little brushes.
Brothers stunned by success in Taser trade
March 31, 2002
If fear of domestic terrorism threatens to transform America into an armed camp, Tom Smith and his brother want to be the ones to supply it. The Smiths run Taser International, the world’s leading manufacturer of stun guns. The Taser, recently, has ceased to be an obscure law enforcement device and is poised to make it big, selling to consumers and private security companies, and now the airline industry.
Arts Notes
March 31, 2002
 KU Honors Recitals scheduled at Swarthout  ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ auditions slated
March 31, 2002
A justice on the New Hampshire Supreme Court was attacked in his home early Saturday and his face was beaten beyond recognition, authorities said. A suspect was in custody.
Friends and neighbors
March 31, 2002
Business briefs
March 31, 2002
Faces and places Kent Fisher, a financial consultant with A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc., 1811 Wakarusa Drive, recently completed an advanced business-development training program in St. Louis. The program included sessions on advanced core products and services, and business management.
Ernest Walter Brown
March 31, 2002
Services for Ernest Walter Brown, 74, Lawrence, will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at West Haven Baptist Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. Mr. Brown died Friday, March 29, 2002, at his home.
At the Center of it all
Architects, center’s staff look forward to opening day
March 31, 2002
By Jan Biles Architects Dale Glenn and Jody Brown can look out the windows of their office and see the construction crews busy at work on their newest project. The $7.25 million Lawrence Arts Center is a half-block north of Glenn Livingood Penzler Miller Architects, 1001 N.H., the firm hired to design the new building.
Babies may be able to perceive more than we think
March 31, 2002
By Roger Martin Until Seth, I’d never trucked with infants. I thought I might break one. And their moods swoop so hugely, you know? But then Seth’s parents started dropping hints that I was supposed to respond to their bundle of joy with emotions other than fear and trembling.