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Two men being sought in connection with beating
March 10, 2003
(Updated Monday at 5:01 p.m.) Law enforcement officers were chasing two suspects Monday afternoon in Greenwood County in Southeast Kansas in connection with the beating of a Mayetta man who was found Monday morning north of Lawrence near the Kansas River levee.
KU officials updated on Martin slaying investigation
March 10, 2003
(Web Posted Monday at 2:19 p.m.) Kansas University officials returning from Costa Rica say they expect new developments by next week in the murder case of Shannon Martin, the KU student who was killed in the Central American country in May 2001.
Hemenway to speak to lawmakers
March 10, 2003
(Web Posted Monday at 11:32 a.m.) Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway plans to ask state legislators Monday to ease up on restrictions that make it more expensive for KU to operate.
Champs beyond dispute - Kansas 79, Missouri 74
Late threes give KU Big 12 title outright
March 10, 2003
Aaron Miles would like to say his perfect shooting form, mental toughness and gamesmanship enabled him to sink the 23-foot three-pointer that forged a tie Sunday afternoon against Missouri at Hearnes Center.
Spring Training Roundup: Prior gets best of marquee matchup
Right-handed starter helps Chicago Cubs knock off Oakland aces Mulder, Hudson, 8-6
March 10, 2003
Mark Prior looks as if he’s ready to become the dominant ace everyone is expecting.
Lifetime movie not much of a temptation
March 10, 2003
“Tempted” (8 p.m., Lifetime) begins as all Lifetime movies must, with a woman in peril. No, Emma (Virginia Madsen) is not being chased by a deranged madman or stalked her husband’s secret lover.
Fight brings manslaughter charge after 9 years
March 10, 2003
Nearly nine years ago, Desmon Venn threw a single punch at a high school classmate and put him in a coma. Venn pleaded guilty to assault, spent two months in a boot camp and figured he had paid his debt to society.
KU baseball called
March 10, 2003
Cold weather Sunday prompted Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price to cancel the Jayhawks’ scheduled series finale with Western Michigan at Hoglund Ballpark. KU will travel to Fayetteville, Ark., Tuesday to face Arkansas. First pitch will be 4 p.m.
County eyes stricter building permit laws
March 10, 2003
Mel Wren didn’t ask for anyone’s permission before building his barn northwest of Lawrence, and the longtime farmer, educator and horseman wants to keep it that way.
Future Jayhawks display is representative of fad for all things fiberglass
March 10, 2003
First there were cows and then pigs. Add some horses, lobsters and mermaids, and soon you have the latest craze in public art.
Kuwait prepares for postwar boom
March 10, 2003
The prospect of war in Iraq has cast a pall over most of the Arab world. But here in frontline Kuwait, it has fueled a roaring stock market, with businessmen dreaming of a postwar boom.
Tigers couldn’t deliver knockout
March 10, 2003
Missouri had Kansas University right where the Tigers wanted the Jayhawks Sunday afternoon.
Jayhawks return Antlers’ taunts
Kansas players whoop it up after claiming second straight Big 12 crown
March 10, 2003
Nick Collison stood at halfcourt and placed an imaginary phone to his ear, mocking Missouri’s Antlers who made crank calls to members of Kansas University’s basketball team all last week.
Honor Roll: Baldwin High School, second quarter
March 10, 2003
Adoption group assails safe-haven laws
March 10, 2003
The so-called “safe haven” laws that have been enacted in 42 states to allow the anonymous abandonment of newborn babies may be causing serious, unanticipated problems, a leading adoption institute said today.
Kansas top seed for Big 12 tourney
March 10, 2003
Barely beating the shot clock, Kansas University hit two long shots to beat Missouri, 79-74, Sunday and wrapped up its second straight Big 12 Conference regular-season championship as it heads into the Big 12 tournament as the top seed.
Chicago’ reigns at SAG awards
March 10, 2003
Crime paid at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, as the musical “Chicago” and lead actress Renee Zellweger proved that a murderess can become a celebrity, and Daniel Day-Lewis won for playing a vicious 19th-century thug in “Gangs of New York.”
People
March 10, 2003
¢ ‘Bringing Down the House’ brings in the box office profits ¢ Gibson finances church complex ¢ School profits from singer’s taste
Iraq showdown: Battle for U.N. votes widens
France, U.S. lobby on new resolution
March 10, 2003
The United States and France were locked in a last-minute race Sunday for Security Council votes that could make or break international support for war in Iraq.
Sharp jump forecast in drug-resistant ‘supergerms’
March 10, 2003
Drug-resistant germs are on the rise in the United States and experts predict a sharp jump in the strains of a dangerous form of strep that can overcome two common antibiotics.
U.S. rejects direct talks with North Korea
March 10, 2003
Top Bush administration officials said Sunday the time still wasn’t ripe for one-on-one talks with North Korea, despite concerns that North Korea is moving rapidly to develop new nuclear weapons.
Brown Shoe lures fashion fans
March 10, 2003
Behind the staid walls of Brown Shoe’s brick and glass corporate building lies a fashion lover’s dream come true: showrooms featuring hundreds upon hundreds of shoes that have yet to hit store shelves.
Volunteers sought to help keep Lawrence clean
March 10, 2003
Agency: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department Address: 115 W. 11th St. Contact Person: Shannon McCoy, 832-7946
NBA Roundup: Jordan nearly KO’s Knicks
March 10, 2003
Even though he didn’t beat them, Michael Jordan proved he can still rattle the New York Knicks.
Texas set for 300th execution
March 10, 2003
Convicted killer Delma Banks could become a historical footnote Wednesday, when he is scheduled to die in what would be Texas’ 300th execution since the state resumed capital punishment in 1982.
Horoscopes
March 10, 2003
Foreign-born population sets record at 11.5%
March 10, 2003
The U.S. foreign-born population has reached a record high, though the rate at which people came to America has slowed considerably, the government reports.
Briefly
March 10, 2003
¢ California: 105 passengers injured as tour buses collide ¢ New York City: 10 people wounded in nightclub melee ¢ Florida: Attendance down at Bike Week festival ¢ Houston: Symphony on strike to protest pay cut ¢ Connecticut: Nursing home fire’s 13th victim dies
Elementary schools face turning point
March 10, 2003
Gary Johnson sees the $59 million bond issue as a double-edged sword. As principal at East Heights School, he understands it would be in the best interests of the 10,000-student district to finance improvements at 15 of the district’s 25 school buildings.
Treatment or punishment?
State debates how to handle drug offenders
March 10, 2003
Kansas prisons are becoming warehouses for those addicted to drugs and alcohol and society might be better off if they weren’t locked up. That’s not some left-wing, soft-on-crime rhetoric. It’s the assessment of front-line workers in the drug war.
Alternate knocks off Els
Derksen, playing in place of Woods, wins Dubai Classic
March 10, 2003
Tiger Woods’ withdrawal made it possible for Robert-Jan Derksen to play in the Dubai Desert Classic. The real treat came Sunday, when the unheralded Dutchman stole the show from Ernie Els.
Election shifts Turkey toward U.S.
March 10, 2003
Governing party leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a seat in parliament by a huge margin Sunday, a crucial victory that opens the way for him to become prime minister and strengthens his hand in uniting a government divided on allowing in U.S. troops for an Iraq war.
Data suggest last-second attempted maneuver on shuttle
March 10, 2003
An attempt may have been made to override Columbia’s autopilot in the final few seconds of its doomed flight, according to information received Sunday by the space shuttle’s accident investigation board.
Missile fired over Sea of Japan
March 10, 2003
North Korea test-fired an anti-ship cruise missile into the Sea of Japan on Monday, the second in less than a month, Japan’s Defense Agency chief said.
Clinton to Dole: Bush tax cut ‘bad economics’
March 10, 2003
Former President Clinton, in his first televised mini-debate with Republican Bob Dole on Sunday, said that a tax cut at a time that war was looming in Iraq was “bad economics.”
Fraternity’s chapter revoked after prank at KSU
March 10, 2003
An Iowa State University fraternity has been stripped of its charter because of pranks after a Kansas State football game last fall.
Honor Roll: McLouth Unified Schools
March 10, 2003
Sympathy lacking
March 10, 2003
The defendant in the notorious D.C. sniper case compounds the crimes by boasting.
Churches’ role
March 10, 2003
KU recruiting
March 10, 2003
Simplistic view
March 10, 2003
Inflation incentive
March 10, 2003
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
March 10, 2003
Violent crimes unreported half the time
March 10, 2003
More than half of all violent crimes committed in the United States in 2000 were never reported to police, often because the victim felt it was a private matter or the injuries were not significant, government figures released Sunday show.
Son is in the driver’s seat
March 10, 2003
A few years ago, I bought a car. Nothing fancy, just a used Camry. Since my office is at home and my commute about the width of a hallway, the car was something of a luxury.
A useful tool
March 10, 2003
Faith’s role
March 10, 2003
Can’t criticize
March 10, 2003
Top 25 Roundup: Carolina outdukes Duke
Tar Heels fight off No. 10 Blue Devils, 82-79
March 10, 2003
North Carolina dived headfirst back into its rivalry with Duke. The Tar Heels salvaged their up-and-down season and three-year slump against their arch rival by beating the 10th-ranked Blue Devils, 82-79, Sunday in a wild ending to the regular season.
Big 12 moves south
Annual conference tournament departs Kansas City for Dallas
March 10, 2003
Heading into the first Big 12 Conference tournament in Dallas, it’s fair to ask whether the Texas schools kept the promise they made in 1996.
Notebook: Possible for ‘Hawks to earn No. 1 NCAA seed
March 10, 2003
It’s possible Big 12 Conference champion Kansas University (24-6 overall, 14-2 league) will earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
New aide Collins eager for today’s start of KU football spring drills
March 10, 2003
Brew to Brew run organizers announce race winners
March 10, 2003
Sunday’s ninth annual Brew to Brew 43-mile relay and solo run with 2083 participants started at Boulevard Brewing Co. in Kansas City, Mo., and ended at Free State Brewing Co. in Lawrence.
Local briefs
March 10, 2003
¢ Health care: Clinic plans open house ¢ Benefit: Walk to raise funds for senior meals ¢ Community: St. Patrick’s Day queen named at celebration ¢ Gasoline: Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence
Runners brave cold for beer at finish
Brew to Brew race raises money for cystic fibrosis
March 10, 2003
More than 2,000 people braved a frigid north wind Sunday afternoon and jogged toward Lawrence, arriving with beer on their minds and money in their wallets.
Lawrence could turn Farmland property into luxury housing
March 10, 2003
When city and county officials sit down Wednesday morning, they’ll talk about buying the idled Farmland fertilizer plant. But they still aren’t sure what to do with the property.
On the money
March 10, 2003
After the growth stock frenzy of the 1990s, value investing appears back in vogue.
On the record
March 10, 2003
Teachers union prepares to take stand on bond, candidates
March 10, 2003
The Lawrence teachers union is expected to break its silence today on the proposed $59 million bond for school construction and renovation.
Latest appliances make cleaning clothes easier
Homeowners putting laundry rooms on priority lists
March 10, 2003
Laundry has come a long way since we beat clothing with stones at the edge of the river to get them clean.
Consumers should check on credit reports annually
March 10, 2003
Lots of readers have been asking me lately about their credit report. Here are some typical questions.
Area briefs
March 10, 2003
¢ Veterans health care system sees changes ¢ Preparations under way for Lawrence MS walk ¢ Trail ride raises money to help fight leukemia
Jayhawks as good as lucky against MU
March 10, 2003
Roy Williams used the word “lucky” at least four times. Come to think of it, Williams might have used the word five or six times, but the Kansas University men’s basketball coach talks pretty fast, and I might have missed one or two.
France’s objections hard to take seriously
March 10, 2003
Wars do not always begin with an abrupt, cymbal-crash rupture of conditions properly characterized as peace. There can be almost seamlessly incremental transitions.
Briefly
March 10, 2003
¢ California: Gas prices near record level ¢ Philippines: Gunmen seize bus, kill 1 ¢ New Zealand: Stranded U.S. workers rescued from Antarctica
Childhood viewing of TV violence linked to aggression as adults
March 10, 2003
Both boys and girls who watch a lot of violence on television have a heightened risk of aggressive adult behavior, including spouse abuse and criminal offenses, no matter how they act in childhood, a new study says.
Small Omaha meat plant has stake in U.S. troops
March 10, 2003
The 10-ounce T-bone steaks and 7-ounce beef loins being loaded into trucks at a small meat-processing plant near downtown Omaha aren’t headed for a grocery store or any restaurant.