Archive for Saturday, February 22, 2003

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6Sports video: KU baseball named national team of the week
February 22, 2003
6Sports reports on KU baseball game against the Eastern Michigan Eagles.
Rhode Island disaster: ‘I never knew a place could burn so fast’
Death toll nears 100 in club fire
February 22, 2003
Great White was rocking through its first song, “Desert Moon,” and the fans were cheering as fireworks sprayed the stage with sparks. They kept cheering even as flames shot toward the ceiling. Within three minutes, many of them were dead.
Firefighters keep tabs on crowd safety
February 22, 2003
The sight of a firefighter in the middle of a nightclub surprised the young crowd Thursday night at Cadillac Ranch.
U.N. inspector orders Iraq to destroy illegal missiles
February 22, 2003
Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix ordered Iraq on Friday to destroy dozens of its missiles with ranges that violate U.N. limits, and gave Baghdad a March 1 deadline to begin the demolition.
County targets elective offices
Professional’ model would replace voters with administrator
February 22, 2003
A power play is developing at the Douglas County Courthouse, one that could end up stripping county residents of their ability to choose directly who collects their taxes, enforces their laws, prosecutes their cases, documents their land transfers or counts their votes.
Friends celebrate memories of Billings
Alvamar developer’s generosity recalled
February 22, 2003
Bob Billings couldn’t say no. “A friend of mine once said that if Bob had been female, he would have been pregnant all the time,” said Monte Johnson, who spoke Friday at a memorial service for Billings, who died Feb. 13.
Local Briefs
February 22, 2003
¢ Parks won’t attend honorary event at KU ¢ Lawrence schools Five students suspended ¢ Gasoline: Pump patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence
Energy sector fuels increase in prices
Consumer Price Index rises in January on concerns about global oil markets
February 22, 2003
Consumer prices rose by 0.3 percent in January, the biggest one-month increase in nine months, as gasoline and other energy prices shot skyward, reflecting worries in global oil markets over what war in Iraq would do to supplies.
6Sports video: KU softball gets 8-1 start despite injuries
February 22, 2003
6Sports reports on the KU softball team.
Business Briefcase
February 22, 2003
¢ Meat prices to rise ¢ Automotive: Ford settles lawsuit about van safety ¢ Wall Street: Serologicals earnings fall for quarter, year
Grammy field favors diversity
February 22, 2003
Since Santana’s Grammy sweep three years ago, nobody has dominated the awards ceremony — a trend likely to continue Sunday.
Potter’ film casts new Hogwarts headmaster
February 22, 2003
“Harry Potter” has a new schoolmaster: Michael Gambon. The Irish-born actor is replacing Richard Harris, who died last year, as Albus Dumbledore in the third installment of the “Harry Potter” series, Warner Bros. announced Friday.
Engagements
February 22, 2003
4-H news
February 22, 2003
Weddings
February 22, 2003
Arabic, Jewish storytellers help foster peace between cultures
February 22, 2003
Two American women — one of Lebanese Christian descent, the other Jewish — will visit Lawrence to weave together stories, poetry and songs as a step toward fostering peace and tolerance between different cultures.
Spirituality
February 22, 2003
¢ All-night dance parties cause rift in church ¢ Episcopal bishop learns firsthand about homeless ¢ Rhode Island remains most Catholic state
Living wage
February 22, 2003
Local debate
February 22, 2003
Cause for protest
February 22, 2003
Father sentenced in death of baby in van
Unusual deal includes yearly night in jail, probation
February 22, 2003
A father of 13 who was found guilty of letting his baby daughter die in a van on a sweltering day was given an unusual sentence: probation and one day in jail a year for the next seven years.
Tough love’ leads to healthy relationships
February 22, 2003
In your book, “Love Must Be Tough,” you suggested some ways unmarried people can build healthy relationships and not smother each other.
Catholic encyclopedia reflects significant changes in church
February 22, 2003
Recall what the Roman Catholic Church was like in 1967. The Second Vatican Council had just concluded and was only beginning to have an impact.
Shawnee County demands treasurer refund $36,000
February 22, 2003
Shawnee County Treasurer Rita Cline has been told to refund $36,000 to the county’s motor vehicle fund within seven days.
Terror group says it won’t retaliate for U.S. arrests
February 22, 2003
The militant Islamic Jihad said Friday it would not attack American targets to retaliate for the U.S. arrest of four alleged members and the indictment of four others on terrorism-related charges.
Castro visits communist Vietnam
February 22, 2003
Cuban President Fidel Castro arrived Friday in Vietnam to meet with his communist ally, marking his first visit to the Asian nation in nearly a decade.
Chavez demands prison for two strike leaders
February 22, 2003
President Hugo Chavez demanded 20-year prison terms Friday for two prominent opponents who directed a nationwide strike that devastated Venezuela’s oil-based economy.
Doctors adding fees for e-mails, phone calls
February 22, 2003
People quick to phone their family doctor for medical advice, a prescription renewal or information for a health-history form may soon find themselves paying for the convenience.
Explosion sparks fire at N.Y. oil refinery
February 22, 2003
An explosion rocked an oil storage facility at the edge of Staten Island, sending black smoke and flames hundreds of feet into the air. Authorities said there was no indication of terrorism.
Grocery store worker helps catch suspect
February 22, 2003
An employee of Checkers, 2300 La., helped catch a man who allegedly took a $1,300 stereo from a nearby business, according to a police report.
6News video: Local club owners respond to night club tragedy
February 22, 2003
6News reports on the steps some Lawrence night club owners are taking to prevent a tragedy like the fire at a Rhode Island nightclub.
Important drive
February 22, 2003
Leading the annual United Way fund-raising campaign is an important contribution to the residents of Douglas County.
Baer services
February 22, 2003
6News video: Officials considering change in county government
February 22, 2003
6News reports on the changes being considered by Douglas County officials.
6News video: More than 1,000 gather for memorial
February 22, 2003
6News reports on a memorial held for former KU basketball player and Alvamar developer Bob Billings Friday night at KU’s Lied Center.
6News video: The Capitol Report — Committee reviewing sales tax exemptions
February 22, 2003
Scott Rothschild, Statehouse reporter, speaks with Representative John Edmonds about the House taxation committee.
Lawn, Garden and Home Show gets under way
February 22, 2003
The third annual Lawn, Garden and Home Show kicked off Friday evening at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
6Sports video: LHS girls can’t pull out 14th win
February 22, 2003
6Sports reports on Friday nights Lawrence High girls basketball game against the Olathe South Falcons.
More AF cadets report sex crimes to senator
February 22, 2003
The number of female Air Force Academy cadets who say they were sexually assaulted and then reprimanded for reporting it has increased to 12, Sen. Wayne Allard said Friday.
U.S. moves forward with national no-call list
Law would be similar to Kansas statute
February 22, 2003
The government will begin within days building a national do-not-call list intended to help people block unwanted telemarketing calls, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Timothy Muris said Friday.
Human shields’ begin deploying at Iraqi sites
February 22, 2003
Seventeen foreigners bunked down Friday night at a Baghdad water purification plant as the first “human shields” to deploy in Iraq in preparation for a looming U.S.-led war.
FSHS girls tripped by SM Northwest
February 22, 2003
Shawnee Mission Northwest bolted to a nine-point lead in the first half and pulled away for a 63-49 high school girls basketball victory Friday against Free State.
6News video: School Board profile - Cindy Yulich
February 22, 2003
This is one of 13 6News school board candidate profiles that will run in alphabetical order online each weekday, Monday through Friday, through Feb. 21.
6News video: City commission profile - David Schauner
February 22, 2003
This is one of 11 6News city commission candidate profiles that will run in alphabetical order online each weekday, Monday through Friday, through Feb. 21.
Lions’ McManness signs with Fort Scott
February 22, 2003
Lawrence High senior Kyle McManness signed a letter of intent Friday to play baseball at Fort Scott Community College.
Subway 400: Blaney takes pole
Driver tops qualifying at Rockingham
February 22, 2003
Dave Blaney won the first pole of his career Friday when most teams chose not to bother with qualifying on a cold, wet day at North Carolina Speedway.
6News video: Art a la Carte
February 22, 2003
KANU’s award-winning “Right Between the Ears” returns Saturday night to Liberty Hall, complete with jabs about current events and names in the news like President Bush and Michael Jackson.
Howell takes command
Price one shot back at Nissan Open
February 22, 2003
Charles Howell III made it a policy not to pay attention to scoreboards until the end, so imagine his surprise when he walked up to the 18th green Friday at the Nissan Open and saw his name at the top.
Amelia ‘Betty’ Elizabeth Giffin
February 22, 2003
KU softball wins opener
February 22, 2003
Kansas University’s Kara Pierce tossed her third consecutive shutout as the Jayhawks won their opening game of the Softball by the Beach Tournament, 6-0, Friday against Cal Poly.
NBA Roundup: Gooden scores 22 in Orlando debut
McGrady pours in 52 points as Magic victorious, 110-96, against Bulls
February 22, 2003
Tracy McGrady’s first step in getting over the departure of good friend and teammate Mike Miller was to score a career-high 52 points. And he did it without even playing in the fourth quarter.
6Sports video: Hawks hoping to break Sooner streak
February 22, 2003
6Sports reports on the KU mens basketball teams thoughts on Sundays game against the Oklahoma Sooners.
Slaying suspect seeks two trials
Attorney asks judge to deny efforts to combine charges
February 22, 2003
Lawyers representing Damien Lewis want their client to stand trial twice — once for armed robbery, once for killing an elderly Lawrence couple.
Langford making strides
Kansas sophomore shooting guard more concerned about wins than scoring
February 22, 2003
Keith Langford is growing up. Kansas University basketball fans might be worried by some of Langford’s recent offensive performances, but the sophomore guard is not.
Jayhawks take aim at Bears
KU women to play host to Baylor this afternoon
February 22, 2003
Now that victory No. 550 is in the books, Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington can focus on the task at hand.
NASCAR defends decision at soggy Daytona 500
February 22, 2003
Fans and drivers weren’t the only ones disappointed with the rain-shortened Daytona 500.
Waverly spoils Seabury’s Senior Nights
February 22, 2003
All that hustle finally got the best of Kris Finger. After diving for loose balls, forcing several turnovers and picking up a few silly fouls in the process, Finger fouled out with 32 seconds remaining in Seabury Academy’s 43-29 boys basketball loss Friday to Waverly at the East Lawrence Recreation Center.
FSHS, LHS eye another 1-2 finish
February 22, 2003
It’s impossible to ignore the Free State High-Lawrence High matchups for today’s Class 6A regional wrestling tournament at LHS.
Turkey says ‘broad agreement’ reached on U.S. troops
February 22, 2003
Turkey’s foreign minister said Friday that a “broad agreement” had been reached with the United States on basing American soldiers here for a possible Iraq war, and that remaining disagreements would likely be resolved.
Transsexual father granted custody
Gay, lesbian groups hail decision
February 22, 2003
A judge Friday granted custody of two children to a female-to-male transsexual engaged in a bitter divorce and ruled that the person is a man under Florida law.
Bess Brewster
February 22, 2003
NASA engineer warned of shuttle breach
E-mails document researcher’s concerns about possible damage to thermal tiles
February 22, 2003
A NASA research engineer warned two days before Columbia broke apart that the shuttle might be in “marginal” condition and that others in the space agency weren’t adequately considering the danger of a breach near its left wheels, according to internal e-mails NASA disclosed Friday.
Chirac says Africa agrees with antiwar Iraq stance
February 22, 2003
African nations — three of them members of the U.N. Security Council — unanimously support the view that weapons inspections, not war, are the best way to disarm Iraq, the French president said Friday.
Will cooking soon be a lost art?
February 22, 2003
Like butter churning and barn raising, America is losing a grand old tradition. It’s called cooking.
Lend an ear to weekend events
February 22, 2003
KANU’s award-winning public radio show “Right Between the Ears” returns this weekend to the Liberty Hall stage with a new lineup of jabs at current events and newsmakers, such as President Bush and Michael Jackson.
Hard-rocking bands bring retro mood to Lawrence
February 22, 2003
It felt a bit like ‘80s night Wednesday at The Granada as The Donnas, OK Go and Rooney channeled the spirits of The Cars, The Ramones and even Pat Benatar into a showcase of youthful, energetic rock.
Wagnon to focus on corporate taxes
Acting secretary revises mission, aims for more aggressive auditing
February 22, 2003
For Joan Wagnon, the problem at the Department of Revenue was as obvious as the mission statement printed on the visitors’ badges at its central offices.
Falcons fly past Lions - Olathe South 77, LHS girls 71, 3OT
O-South comes from behind to win foulfest
February 22, 2003
Lawrence High girls basketball coach Kristin Mallory didn’t know where to start or what to say.
Lawsuit alleges bread maker misled investors
February 22, 2003
A class-action lawsuit filed against Interstate Bakeries Corp. claims the maker of Wonder Bread made false and misleading statements that caused its stock to be artificially inflated last fall.
Daily Ticker
February 22, 2003
Club news
February 22, 2003
Around and about
February 22, 2003
Scouting news
February 22, 2003
U.N. stature dwindles even more
February 22, 2003
Whatever happened to the Hanseatic League? A medieval trade association of some northern European cities, it flourished, then conditions and interests changed and although it never formally dissolved, it disappeared.
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
February 22, 2003
Meet the candidates
February 22, 2003
This week, the Journal-World is presenting condensed profiles of the candidates seeking seats on the Lawrence City Commission and school board.
Aspiring engineers exhibit skills
February 22, 2003
Yuri Mitchell now knows the difficulty of landing a space shuttle. Friday at Kansas University’s annual Engineering Expo, Mitchell safely guided his simulated shuttle to the ground, but he missed the runway entirely.
Kansas still third at league
February 22, 2003
Kansas University remained in third place Friday after the third day of the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships.
LHS divers sit 1-4 so far at state
February 22, 2003
All year Lawrence High divers John Gatti and Nick Leet have pushed each other. Gatti, a junior, and the sophomore Leet say they’re better because of their competitive practices at Knox Natatorium.
Perry-Lecompton boys dump SFT for fourth straight win
February 22, 2003
David Higgins scored 15 points and Luke Tyner added 10 as Perry-Lecompton’s boys basketball team stretched its winning streak to four games with a 55-44 victory Friday over Santa Fe Trail.
Briefly
February 22, 2003
¢ Nigeria: Oil company reports lost nuclear material ¢ Iran: Recovery continues at plane crash site ¢ Armenia: Vote-rigging alleged in presidential election
Faces and places
February 22, 2003
Briefly
February 22, 2003
¢ West Lawrence group forms new association ¢ LMH endowment names new leaders ¢ Suspect still uncharged in Lawrence robbery ¢ Center plans weeklong blood drive at KU
Briefly
February 22, 2003
¢ Morocco : Three Saudis sentenced to 10 years for al-Qaida plot ¢ Washington, D.C: Bush sends additional troops to Colombia ¢ Denver: Forest Service worker gets six years for wildfire ¢ Germany: Police torture threats cause public uproar
Briefly
February 22, 2003
¢ Washington, D.C: Request denied to ban chemical in plastic toys ¢ Atlanta: Hand-washing mentors needed, study shows ¢ Washington, D.C: Board rejects U.S. offer for former Reagan home ¢ Washington, D.C: Report: Senator’s pilot worried about icing
Lawrence store aims to wrangle up sales from horse owners
February 22, 2003
Steven Lucas is betting that an increasing number of registered horses in Kansas will mean big business for his store.
Patriotic dissent
February 22, 2003
Kansas continues to cruise
21st-ranked Jayhawks win in front of 1,342 fans
February 22, 2003
Kansas University’s baseball team is used to playing in front of a raucous crowd … just not at home.
HINU playing for pride
Fightin’ Indians determined despite 90-59 setback
February 22, 2003
No question what has kept Haskell Indian Nations University’s men’s basketball team going during this long, long, long season.
On the record
February 22, 2003
Randel services
February 22, 2003
Memo from the county administrator
February 22, 2003
It’s better to be prepared for, not surprised by, Saddam
February 22, 2003
Just how crazy is Saddam Hussein? Is he dumb enough to bring on a war by refusing to abide by U.N. resolutions and sanctions?
Religion Briefs
February 22, 2003
Soothing sounds
Spirits uplifted at worship service for disabled
February 22, 2003
God is handicap accessible. Worshipping him should be, too. That’s the idea behind a special service that’s held on the third Saturday of each month at Clinton Parkway Assembly of God, 3200 Clinton Parkway.
People
February 22, 2003
¢ Hawn enters ‘literary world’ ¢ Hasselhoff, wife injured in motorcycle accident ¢ Schroder a super landowner ¢ Dion changing digs
Teen suffers brain damage after second transplant
February 22, 2003
Jesica Santillan, the 17-year-old girl who underwent a second heart-lung transplant after the first was botched, was found to have severe and perhaps irreversible brain damage Friday.
Briefly
February 22, 2003
¢ Topeka: Dragon missing after school break-in ¢ Kansas City, Mo.: Suspect pleads guilty to marijuana transport ¢ El Dorado: Arson spree closes town’s Wal-Mart
Society Calendar
February 22, 2003
Panel tables school consolidation bill
Proposals to whittle state’s districts stall in education committee
February 22, 2003
An effort to nudge school districts toward consolidation was pushed aside Friday, as legislators raised concerns about new layers of bureaucracy and limited financial savings.
This weekend, watch Grammys or ‘Die’
February 22, 2003
The network drama “1st To Die” (7 p.m. Sunday, NBC) opens with a scene of homicide detective Lindsay Boxer (Tracy Pollan) placing a gun to her head.
Consumers opt to soak in customized tubs
February 22, 2003
Consumers today want loads of bubbles. Not just in their champagne. In their bathtubs, too.
Good deeds
February 22, 2003
Selig wants discussions on ephedra
February 22, 2003
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig called Friday for new talks with the players’ union to ban ephedra, the nutritional supplement that may have contributed to the death of Baltimore pitcher Steve Bechler.
Haskell women fall
College of the Ozarks rallies, 77-65
February 22, 2003
Haskell Indian Nation University’s women’s basketball team has maxed out. “You’ve got to understand, we’ve been playing just about as well as we can play,” HINU coach Phil Homeratha said after Friday night’s 77-65 loss to College of the Ozarks at Coffin Complex.
Candidates fail to shop local for printing
February 22, 2003
Two candidates for Lawrence City Commission are taking heat for having campaign materials printed out of town.