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Icy weather still stalls two area school districts
March 5, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 9:55 p.m.) The winter storm that passed through the area Tuesday night is still causing problems at two area school districts. The Perry-Lecompton school district has called off classes again for Thursday. And McLouth school district officials have decided to start classes two hours late on Thursday.
Weather brings cancellations and reschedulings
March 5, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 3:58 p.m.) A number of activities have been canceled or rescheduled because of the winter storm. The following is the latest list called in to the News Center.
Science fair entry deadline extended for weather
March 5, 2003
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:07 a.m.) The Douglas County Science Fair entry deadline has been extended until 2 p.m. Wednesday, because of the weather.
County commission meeting canceled
March 5, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 10:19 a.m.) The Douglas County Commission meeting at Baldwin High School with the Baldwin school board that was scheduled for Wednesday night has been canceled because of weather.
Student peace rally rescheduled
March 5, 2003
(Web Posted Wednesday at 9:49 a.m.) The student peace rally scheduled for today at Kansas University has been postponed until Thursday, organizers said Wednesday morning.
Kansas Women: No tears await Jayhawks in finale
March 5, 2003
Kansas University’s last women’s home basketball game usually is a touching one with seniors earning well-deserved tributes.
Suddenly aggressive Chiefs agree with CB McCleon
March 5, 2003
The Kansas City Chiefs and former St. Louis cornerback Dexter McCleon have reached an agreement on a multiyear contract.
Bonnies done for season
Officials back players’ decision to boycott final two games
March 5, 2003
One day after St. Bonaventure players voted to boycott the remainder of the season, the school backed them and said the final two games would not be played.
Marlin says wreck was accident
NASCAR driver denies intentionally bumping Johnson during final lap of Sunday’s race
March 5, 2003
Sterling Marlin denied intentionally hitting Jimmie Johnson on the final lap at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, while Johnson dismissed rumors Tuesday of a later confrontation between the two at a casino.
6News video: Home Depot flooded with applications
March 5, 2003
6News reports on Home Depot and the growing number of job applications they have received.
City Hall campaign issue flares at meeting
Kennedy takes Rundle to task for business stance from commission dais
March 5, 2003
Campaign-season electioneering usually is left behind when city commissioners do city business.
6Sports video: KU men getting valuable minutes from bench
March 5, 2003
6Sports reports on KU sophomore basketball player Michael Lee.
Jackson allegedly put curse on Spielberg
March 5, 2003
Is the King of Pop now the Viceroy of Voodoo?
White House leaves door open to withdrawing U.N. resolution
March 5, 2003
With other nations’ opposition hardening, the Bush administration left open the possibility Tuesday that it would not seek a United Nations vote on its war-making resolution if the measure was clearly headed for defeat.
Students set up for science fair
March 5, 2003
Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds on Tuesday night was transformed into a science laboratory.
Pro-peace T-shirt brings arrest
March 5, 2003
A man was charged with trespassing in a mall after he refused to take off a T-shirt that said “Peace on Earth” and “Give peace a chance.”
Shuttle debris shows meltdown
March 5, 2003
Molten aluminum was found on Columbia’s thermal tiles and inside the leading edge of the left wing, bolstering the theory that the shuttle was destroyed by hot gases that penetrated a damaged spot on the wing, the accident investigation board said Tuesday.
Government places tariff on Canadian wheat
March 5, 2003
The Commerce Department imposed a preliminary 3.9 percent tariff on Canadian wheat imports on Tuesday, deciding the measure may be needed to counter Canadian subsidies of its wheat farmers.
Business Briefcase
March 5, 2003
¢ Martha Stewart Living gives negative outlook ¢ Retail: Former congressman joins Dillard’s board ¢ Food distributor: Fleming ousts CEO
Cornerback McCoy leaves program
March 5, 2003
Kansas University will have only one John McCoy on its roster next fall.
Mulder pitches A’s past K.C.
March 5, 2003
Mark Mulder allowed one run and four hits in four innings Tuesday as the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals, 4-3.
Royals’ Quinn says injury minor
March 5, 2003
Mark Quinn is optimistic he will miss only a few Kansas City Royals’ spring-training games after hurting his hamstring.
Fehr: Law on ephedra to change soon
March 5, 2003
Baseball union head Donald Fehr thinks the federal government may change the rules for using ephedra within a month.
NFL Briefs
March 5, 2003
¢ Judge hears arguments in Stringer lawsuit ¢ Lions visit committee
College Football Briefs
March 5, 2003
¢ Former Seminoles QB charged with gambling ¢ Ex-Husker kicker fined ¢ Former Irish aide dies
Steven A. Rosenstengle
March 5, 2003
Dougan services
March 5, 2003
Vietta M. Burns
March 5, 2003
More Fort Riley troops deployed
March 5, 2003
An additional 2,100 active duty soldiers at Fort Riley have received orders to deploy as the United States readies for a possible war with Iraq, Fort Riley officials said Tuesday.
Police, attorney brief city commissioners
March 5, 2003
Lawrence city commissioners met behind closed doors Tuesday with top police officials and the city’s attorney.
County Commission to hit road
Board to meet with Baldwin city, school officials
March 5, 2003
Douglas County commissioners will sink their teeth into several broad issues tonight when they meet with members of the Baldwin City Council and Baldwin school board.
Photos taken abroad eligible for KU contest
March 5, 2003
Kansas University is sponsoring an international photography contest for its students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Sandwich milestones
March 5, 2003
Body at center stage of murder trial
Prosecutors work to prove corpse was that of former Topeka drug runner
March 5, 2003
If there’s no murder victim, there’s no murder. That’s why a decomposed body dug up in rural Lecompton in April 2001 was the subject of much testimony Tuesday in a Douglas County murder trial.
State Briefs
March 5, 2003
¢ Wichita: Teen, in plea agreement, admits to slaying ¢ Great Bend: Newspaper to publish morning editions
Investigation under way at bankrupt hospital
Labor Department looks into charges of mismanagement
March 5, 2003
Federal investigators have begun looking into claims of financial mismanagement at the bankrupt Halstead Hospital and Hertzler Clinic.
Church announces plan to pay $600,000 to druggist’s victims
March 5, 2003
A church that had accepted money from convicted former pharmacist Robert Courtney on Monday announced a plan to give $600,000 to victims of Courtney’s drug dilution scheme.
Area briefs
March 5, 2003
¢ Two-vehicle accident kills one, injures one ¢ KU Classified Senate backs living wage law ¢ Free child screenings planned at hospital ¢ State Democrats honor two Lawrence residents ¢ Red Cross accepting CPR class registrations ¢ Certified nurse aide course offered in Ottawa ¢ KU design professor displays work in gallery ¢ Winter storm cancels severe weather class
Meeting-poor
March 5, 2003
Imagine 23 hours a week devoted to meetings. Some encounter that.
Impact of Bush deficits sobering
March 5, 2003
From the heart of the business establishment comes a statement criticizing and rejecting the Bush tax cuts — a stunning repudiation of the president’s fundamental economic strategy delivered by the very corporate leaders who make the investment decisions on which recovery and growth all turn.
No smoking
March 5, 2003
Guns and terror
March 5, 2003
Jayni features chili dish for kids
March 5, 2003
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for chili recipes. Host Jayni Carey will be joined by Megan Schmidling, who provided the following recipe called Megan’s Kid-Style Chili.
Who’s patriotic?
March 5, 2003
Peck support
March 5, 2003
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
March 5, 2003
NBA Roundup: Jordan hurt in Wizards’ loss
Raptors take advantage of void in 89-86 victory
March 5, 2003
Michael Jordan’s minutes kept climbing, even after he turned 40. Tuesday, his body revolted and sent him out of the game in the second quarter.
Tiger’s knee, Els talk of PGA so far
March 5, 2003
Three of the top five seeded players were knocked out in the first round of the Match Play Championship, and everyone started trying to figure out how to bring some stability to golf’s most unpredictable event.
Winter storm brings treacherous conditions to central and northeast Kansas
March 5, 2003
Cold temperatures were expected again across Kansas on Wednesday, a day after a late winter storm swept across the state, coating roads with freezing rain and light snow.
Divisions in Iraq an obstacle for U.S.
March 5, 2003
The first checkpoint outside Iraqi government control at Girda Rasha on the road north from Kirkuk is a grim spot. Kurdish security men living in a few filthy cabins on the desolate plain carefully check the cars of people arriving in Kurdistan from all over Iraq.
Liberal retains international pancake race title
March 5, 2003
Physical education teacher Cheri Bevis pushed Liberal to its fifth-straight victory Tuesday in the 54th annual International Pancake Race rivalry with Olney, England.
Eye services
March 5, 2003
NFL Roundup: Raiders re-sign receivers
Rice, Brown approve extensions to stay in Oakland
March 5, 2003
Jerry Rice has signed a six-year, $30 million contract extension that will give the Oakland Raiders more salary cap room.
FDA panel debates risks of arthritis drugs
March 5, 2003
Increasing reports of major side effects — cancer and liver failure — are spurring the government to reassess the safety of rheumatoid arthritis drugs that gave patients unprecedented hope when they began hitting the market four years ago.
Philippines blast kills at least 21
March 5, 2003
A bomb planted inside a backpack Tuesday ripped through an airport terminal in the southern Philippines, killing at least 21 people — including an American missionary — and injuring 145 in the nation’s worst terrorist attack in three years.
Briefly
March 5, 2003
¢ New Jersey: Contraceptive sponge on sale after 8 years ¢ North Carolina: Mexican teen who died after transplant buried ¢ Washington, D.C.: Victoria’s Secret roses trademark case ¢ Massachusetts: Supreme Court hears gay marriage case
300,000 U.S. troops ready for war on Iraq
Pentagon brass to consult today with president
March 5, 2003
The Army’s oldest armored division, “Old Ironsides,” got orders Tuesday to head for the Persian Gulf as the total of U.S. land, sea and air forces arrayed against Iraq or preparing to go neared 300,000.
Judge approves new deadlines in Farmland case
March 5, 2003
Over protests from unsecured creditors, a bankruptcy judge has approved a new loan agreement setting deadlines for Farmland Industries to sell assets as part of its reorganization plan.
On the record
March 5, 2003
Oil control
March 5, 2003
Web site provides advice on eating habits, fitness
March 5, 2003
Looking for an Internet spot where you can get full-flavored recipes as well as personalized guidance on healthful eating and fitness?
Sandwich recipes
March 5, 2003
Local Briefs
March 5, 2003
¢ Kansas University: Costa Rican leader vows to solve homicide case ¢ Crime: Patrol car damages garage after police chase ¢ Police: Elder-abuse cases need follow-up, expert says
Gasoline: Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence
March 5, 2003
The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.55 a gallon at Dillons, 3000 W. Sixth St.
Witness: Blake expected celebrity immunity
March 5, 2003
A retired stuntman who claims Robert Blake tried to have his wife killed testified Tuesday that Blake wanted to be there when the slaying took place and wasn’t worried about police questions because “I’m an actor.”
Briefly
March 5, 2003
¢ Washington, D.C.: Planes sent to deter N. Korea ¢ San Francisco: Stanford freezes salaries to cope with budget deficit ¢ Rhode Island: First lawsuit filed in nightclub fire deaths ¢ San Francisco: Appeals court issues stay on Pledge of Allegiance ban
Lawsuit challenges school sales tax
Opponents say extra revenue will give Johnson County unfair advantage over others
March 5, 2003
Lawrence school board candidate Michael Pomes is rooting for Johnson County’s legal eagles.
Woods, Els tied to TV event
March 5, 2003
Tiger Woods and Ernie Els might get together on a San Diego course this year, after all.
Splashing fancy
Prodigious teen swimmers want shot at U.S. Junior Nationals
March 5, 2003
Alex Brunfeldt hopes his new Fastskin swimsuit performs as slick as it looks.
KU can’t clip nets this year
With no home games left, squad won’t party hardy
March 5, 2003
The Big 12 Conference men’s basketball schedule-maker was a party pooper this season.
Bohl applauds Fresno’s decision
Kansas University AD says former boss, FSU president John Welty, ‘doing the right thing’ by punishing team
March 5, 2003
Kansas University athletic director Al Bohl concurs with Fresno State president John Welty’s decision to ban the school’s men’s basketball team from postseason play.
Wintry glaze hits region; area schools closed today
March 5, 2003
Freezing rain, sleet, snow — a little bit of everything fell on Lawrence and the surrounding area Tuesday afternoon, making driving an adventure and canceling today’s classes in Lawrence and area public schools. Kansas University and Haskell Indian Nations University classes were still on schedule as of 6 a.m.
HMO’s oversight has LMH doctors uneasy
On-site case manager not popular at hospital
March 5, 2003
Lawrence’s introduction to big-time managed health care is not sitting well with doctors, patients or even state regulators.
Writers compose poems to protest war
Poets Against the War’ to send 15,000 works to White House, Congress
March 5, 2003
They have the tanks.; We have the poems; Yet we shall win in the end; Because not even all the power; of an army can change; one human heart.
HBO throws first punch in series
March 5, 2003
HBO has rummaged through its attic of outtakes to present “Legendary Nights” (9 p.m., HBO), a series of 12 half-hour documentaries about the most memorable fights in the 30-year history of HBO’s ring coverage.
Pinkel preparing for third spring with Tigers
March 5, 2003
Gary Pinkel has seen the progress in practice. He has seen his team improve in fundamentals and quickness.
Daily ticker
March 5, 2003
OU routs Nebraska
March 5, 2003
Having taken care of a little preliminary business, No. 5 Oklahoma can look forward to some serious work.
People
March 5, 2003
¢ Who wants to be a co-host? ¢ MTV goes to the Dogg ¢ Fonda recuperating from crash ¢ U.S. House honors Mr. Rogers
6Sports video: Collison a front runner for Big 12 player of year
March 5, 2003
6sports reports on KU senior Nick Collison.
Prescription plan not what the GOP ordered
March 5, 2003
Republican lawmakers showed the same disdain for President Bush’s latest Medicare prescription drug plan Tuesday as they did his first one a month ago, promising that after two failed attempts by the White House they will write their own plan with bigger benefits for older Americans.
More Americans are losing insurance
March 5, 2003
The sluggish economy and rising health costs are combining to cost more people their health insurance, with 75 million uninsured at some point during 2001 or 2002, a study finds.
Baseball Briefs
March 5, 2003
¢ Baker to manage N.L. All-Star team ¢ Minor leaguer Ozorede killed in car accident ¢ Top official expected to meet with Rose camp ¢ Yanks renew Soriano, top $150 million ¢ Mets bring baseball back to Brooklyn ¢ Rangers sign Benoit
2003 session lacking ill will of recent years
March 5, 2003
If the current legislative session seems unusually civil, credit the efforts of the leadership and the absence of the touchy issues that sparked partisan battles a year ago, lawmakers say.
Letter: Fireworks fan
March 5, 2003
Surgery creates desire to garden through others
March 5, 2003
When I agreed about seven years ago to begin writing this weekly column, I negotiated a compromise. I would write about food as long as I also could write about vegetable gardening, which was my real passion. Hence, the column was titled Kitchen and Garden.
Horoscopes
March 5, 2003
Chevelle not worth the time or money
March 5, 2003
During Chevelle’s first headlining tour, I attempted to find reason why people had paid money to attend. I should have known that on the strength of two MTV hits, this hard rock act was guaranteed to lure a crowd.
Montreal victimizes Smoltz
Braves pitcher battered in 6-4 loss; Ankiel, Contreras struggle
March 5, 2003
John Smoltz, Rick Ankiel and Jose Contreras struggled in spring training outings Tuesday.
Sandwiches stacked with variety
Chefs offer creative ideas
March 5, 2003
Sandwiches, in case you haven’t noticed, aren’t what they used to be. Classier, more creative and much, much tastier than the meat-in-white-bread lunch box fodder of childhood, they’ve been reinvented and redefined.
Job line forms here
Home Depot draws record applications
March 5, 2003
Lawrence’s unemployment rate is less than the state average, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t looking for work.
Housing market starts to cool down
Greenspan warns consumer spending may drop
March 5, 2003
The red-hot housing market is likely to cool a bit this year, a move that could dampen consumer spending, a main force keeping the economy going, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Tuesday.
NBA Briefs
March 5, 2003
¢ NBA players subject to random drug tests ¢ Heat shelve Jones, activate Carter ¢ Ex-player Houston gets suspended sentence ¢ Pistons’ Atkins out