Archive for Tuesday, March 11, 2003

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Greenwood County authorities capture men to be questioned in Lawrence beating
March 11, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 1:50 p.m.) Two men wanted for questioning in connection with the beating of a Mayetta man Monday north of Lawrence were captured Tuesday morning in southeast Kansas.
Briefly
March 11, 2003
¢ Washington, D.C.: Americans urged to leave Oman, United Arab Emirates ¢ Washington, D.C.: Airport screeners seize more than 4.8 million items ¢ Chicago: Journal editors seek review of dietary supplements ¢ Arkansas: Drivers can now choose ‘Choose Life’ license plates
Time Warner dumping pro teams
Media giant aims to reduce debt by selling Braves, Hawks, Thrashers
March 11, 2003
For news and entertainment companies, owning a sports franchise can help build interest in other divisions, particularly fledgling cable channels. Once achieved, analysts say, there’s not much reason to hold on to the teams.
High court takes appeal on Miranda questioning
March 11, 2003
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider limits on police questioning, revisiting its landmark 1966 Miranda ruling that officers must warn people they arrest of their right to remain silent and see a lawyer.
West Nile likely to keep spreading toward West Coast
March 11, 2003
West Nile virus may well complete its coast-to-coast spread this summer, infecting large numbers.
Connie Brooks
March 11, 2003
Melva ‘Jean’ Tucker
March 11, 2003
Dale Leroy Roosendaal
March 11, 2003
Celebrity photographer talks with KU students
Greg Gorman discusses digital trends
March 11, 2003
The world of photography is going digital and celebrity photographer Greg Gorman’s resistance to that development is waning.
Future KSU scholarships jeopardized as foundation looks to suspend funds
March 11, 2003
Some Kansas State University students may be personally affected if the stock market fails to recover over the next year or two.
Rock Chalk Revue raises $52,000 for United Way
March 11, 2003
This was no ordinary song and dance. It netted $52,000 for charity. This year’s Rock Chalk Revue, conducted Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Lied Center, raised that record amount for United Way of Douglas County.
Lawrence City Commission
City considers placement of statue
March 11, 2003
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. today ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25
Farmland future
March 11, 2003
Its prime location makes the Farmland Industries property of special interest to Lawrence and Douglas County.
Lesser of evils
March 11, 2003
Recruiting report
March 11, 2003
Schools for future
March 11, 2003
Forgotten retirees
March 11, 2003
Weak economy may spur rate cut
March 11, 2003
The Federal Reserve soon may be forced to cut interest rates again, driving them to the lowest level since Dwight Eisenhower was president, amid fears that the shaky economy is about to fall back into recession.
Drought puts damper on state’s winter wheat crop
March 11, 2003
Winter wheat fields are starting to green across Kansas, but as much as 26 percent of the crop is in poor to very poor condition, the victim of unrelenting drought, the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday.
Drugmaker takes $900 million hit in profits
March 11, 2003
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. lowered its profits by nearly $1 billion Monday for 1999 through 2001 because of questionable sales practices now under investigation by prosecutors and regulators.
Business Briefcase
March 11, 2003
¢ OPEC expected to up oil production ¢ Airlines: American stock falls on bankruptcy concerns ¢ International: Telecom firm posts $27 billion loss for year ¢ Antitrust: Supreme Court agrees to hear Baby Bell suit ¢ Obituary: Inland executive dies
Legislators question gambling proposals
March 11, 2003
Despite a push from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, legislative leaders say chances are slim that any measures to expand gambling will be debated this session.
NBA Briefs
March 11, 2003
¢ Heat activate Johnson, shelve forward Marks ¢ Hornets’ Davis returns ¢ Cavs eye Wagner’s knee ¢ Lakers’ Jackson travels ¢ Raptors’ Murray done
Knight giving up salary
March 11, 2003
Texas Tech basketball coach Bob Knight said Monday he would not accept his $250,000 base salary for the 2002-03 season because his Red Raiders had not “played as well as we should have played.”
Ex-Jayhawk Kinsey suspended at SHSU
March 11, 2003
Sam Houston State basketball player Mario Kinsey has been suspended for the rest of the season because of an incident that occurred in College Station.
Top 25 Men: Creighton stifles Salukis
Sorry first half dooms Southern Illinois to 80-46 setback
March 11, 2003
After surviving a pair of close games, Creighton won the Missouri Valley Conference tournament with ease.
Madill to wrestle in Metro Classic
March 11, 2003
Lawrence High senior Aaron Madill will wrestle in the Kansas City Metro Classic today at Kansas City Community College. The annual event features Kansas seniors against Missouri seniors in a dual.
Kaws’ Amerine signs
March 11, 2003
Perry-Lecompton High’s Jamie Amerine has signed a letter of intent to play softball at Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City. Amerine earned All-Kaw Valley honors in volleyball and softball.
MCAC honors two Haskell softball players
March 11, 2003
Two Haskell Indian Nations University softball players were honored Monday by the Midland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
KU men’s golf last
March 11, 2003
The Kansas University men’s golf team is in 15th place after the second round of the 15-team Louisiana Classics.
County bombing case still a mystery
March 11, 2003
It’s been a little more than a year since Lloyd and Karen Haas were awakened in the middle of the night by the sound of shattering glass.
Gruber invited to NCAAs
March 11, 2003
Kansas swimmer Amy Gruber will compete at the 2003 NCAA Swimming Championships March 20-22 in Auburn, Ala.
Peanut allergy drug shows early promise
March 11, 2003
Researchers have developed the first drug that can protect the 1.5 million Americans who are allergic to peanuts — the leading cause of all allergy deaths.
Brewers rout Lopez, Royals
March 11, 2003
Javier Valentin ended an 11 at-bat hitless streak by going 4-for-5 with three RBIs Monday, helping the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Kansas City Royals, 13-5.
6News video: $3.3 million of bond would help upgrade New York Elementary
March 11, 2003
6News reports on the effects upgrades would have on New York Elementary if the April bond vote passes.
Osama threat
March 11, 2003
6News video: Discussions get heated at budget meeting
March 11, 2003
6News reports on Monday nights school budget meeting.
6News video: Teachers to support bond
March 11, 2003
6News reports on the decisions made by LEA to support the bond and the pro-bond school board candidates.
6Sports video: Free State boys come up short
March 11, 2003
6Sports reports on the Firebirds’ 6A sub-state basketball game against the Leavenworth Pioneers.
On the record
March 11, 2003
Suspects escape manhunt
March 11, 2003
Two men sought in the stabbing and beating of a Mayetta man found Monday near Riverfront Park are thought to have avoided an intensive manhunt in Elk County.
Better access
March 11, 2003
UK gains; KU men up to No. 4
March 11, 2003
The Wildcats are gaining on the Wildcats.
Broad blame
March 11, 2003
High praise
Hinrich, Collison unanimous all-Big 12 picks
March 11, 2003
Kansas University seniors Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison ended the 2002-03 Big 12 Conference basketball season the way they started — on the Associated Press’ all-conference first team.
Lawrence teachers union endorses bond issue, candidates
March 11, 2003
The union representing Lawrence public school teachers Monday endorsed the district’s $59 million bond and four school board candidates supporting the initiative.
More staff layoffs in district’s plan
March 11, 2003
There will be dozens of teacher layoffs and a maximum of $4.5 million in program cuts to balance next year’s budget in the Lawrence public school district.
Scandals marring Madness
Georgia suspends Harrick as NCAA brouhaha grows
March 11, 2003
Scandals and firings are the prelude to March Madness this season, more than any hyped-up rivalry on the college-basketball court.
Chancellor predicts more cuts, layoffs
Lawmakers warned KU ‘seriously hurting’
March 11, 2003
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway told lawmakers Monday that more layoffs and other cuts would be necessary under Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ proposed budget.
KU’s hopes rest in Big 12 tourney
March 11, 2003
Marian Washington has to be wondering which of her Kansas University women’s basketball teams will show up for today’s rubber match with Iowa State in the first round of the Big 12 Conference tournament.
Witness in Topekan’s slaying recounts shooting incident
March 11, 2003
A witness in a Douglas County murder trial admitted to kidnapping a man, holding a gun to his head, putting his corpse in a locker, burying it at a Lecompton dump site and pouring lime on it to help it decompose.
Sub-state loss doesn’t sit well with LHS girls basketball team
March 11, 2003
It has been four days, but Kristin Mallory is still stewing.
Valpo pummels UMKC
March 11, 2003
Raitis Grafs scored 19 points to lead Valparaiso to a 71-50 victory Monday against Missouri-Kansas City in the semifinals of the Mid-Continent Conference tournament, ending the woeful Kangaroos’ season. Michael Watson led UMKC (9-20) with 21 points.
K-State adds Marshall
March 11, 2003
Marshall was added to Kansas State’s 2003 football schedule Monday. The game will be played Sept. 20 in Manhattan, the first of a three-game series between the two schools. The Wildcats will play in Huntington Sept. 10, 2005. Marshall will make a second trip to Manhattan Sept. 9, 2006.
Spring Training Roundup: Major-league tempers already flaring
March 11, 2003
The beanball brawls have started — and it’s only spring training.
Area briefs
March 11, 2003
¢ Museum curator to talk on dinosaur evolution ¢ Play’s content focuses on clergy misconduct ¢ County readies for road repairs ¢ Conference planned for history teachers ¢ Film on Cesar Chávez will be aired at KU ¢ Sponsors needed for summer program
Horoscopes
March 11, 2003
Mangino postpones drills
March 11, 2003
Because of bad conditions, Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino postponed Monday’s spring practice opener to Wednesday. The drills will begin at 3:25 p.m. on the fields south of Anschutz Pavilion and will be open to the public.
Bama, Texas Tech among ‘bubble’ teams
March 11, 2003
Alabama was ranked No. 1 briefly, Indiana reached last year’s national title game, and Texas Tech coach Bob Knight always has his teams ready when it matters.
Candidate’s anti-capitalist essay circulated
March 11, 2003
Critics of Lawrence City Commission candidate Dennis “Boog” Highberger are circulating an anti-capitalist essay they say he wrote as a college student in 1987.
Gas prices driving motorists to despair
March 11, 2003
With gasoline prices climbing to near-record levels, some Americans are cutting back sharply on nonessential driving or trading in their gas guzzlers.
Palestinian lawmakers establish prime minister’s job
March 11, 2003
Palestinian legislators Monday began wresting power away from their leader, Yasser Arafat, and giving it to the newly created post of prime minister, in response to pressure from the United States and because of the stalemate in the conflict with Israel.
Local briefs
March 11, 2003
¢ Costa Rica slaying: Indictment expected in Shannon Martin case ¢ Severe weather: Storm sirens tested today ¢ Planning: Engineers, officials to tour Farmland plant ¢ Gasoline: Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence
Jordan tears into teammates
March 11, 2003
Michael Jordan is upset with his teammates. Twice in three days, he has accused them of not making the extra effort to get him to the playoffs one last time.
James O. Smith
March 11, 2003
KU students serve as mentors for leadership team
March 11, 2003
Training Leaders for the Community employs Kansas University students to serve as mentors who give presentations, act as a resource for information and are available to answer questions.
Briefly
March 11, 2003
¢ Wisconsin: Troopers track toddler after crash kills parents ¢ Massachusetts: Teenager pleads guilty in school massacre plot ¢ Nevada: Infamous brothel faces demolition ¢ Maine: Canadian’s gas trip brings felony plea
Punk’s British invasion hits rock hall of fame
Elvis Costello, Clash, Police among inductees
March 11, 2003
The Police reunited for their first public performance in 18 years Monday, celebrating their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with classmates the Clash and Elvis Costello & the Attractions.
Fox’s ‘Idol’ waste of time
March 11, 2003
Why do we need a two-hour episode of “American Idol” (7 p.m., Fox) to showcase the final 12 contestants?
Wildfire budgets cut as drought worsens
March 11, 2003
When lightning struck southwestern Oregon last summer, Steve Baker could smell the smoke within hours from his house on a wooded ridge overlooking the Applegate Valley.
Military call-ups hit states unevenly
March 11, 2003
The buildup for possible war with Iraq has drained National Guard and reserve troops unevenly across the country, with states like North Dakota, Nevada and Connecticut being hit much harder than Vermont, Alaska and Hawaii, an Associated Press analysis shows.
Astronaut Laurel Blair Clark buried
March 11, 2003
Her husband and their 8-year-old son would sprint past her in a race to the mountaintop, and Laurel Blair Clark would amble behind, absorbing each smell and sight nature could offer in the hikes she loved to take.
Royals TV network announces marketing deal
Kansas City baseball franchise trying to rebuild declining television, radio audience in six-state region
March 11, 2003
The Kansas City Royals’ new television network agreed to a five-year marketing deal Monday with the National Cable Television Cooperative.
Calif. should live with Davis
March 11, 2003
From here in the southern desert to the Oregon border, California is feeling faint tremors of a possible political earthquake.
NBA Roundup: Jazz beat another bad team
Malone has 29 as Utah drops lowly Miami, 83-73
March 11, 2003
Feasting on sub.-500 teams could be the Utah Jazz’s formula for a 20th consecutive postseason appearance. The lottery-bound Miami Heat didn’t deviate from the trend Monday night.
Wells agrees to $100,000 fine for book
March 11, 2003
David Wells accepted a $100,000 fine Monday imposed by the New York Yankees for inflammatory revelations in his autobiography.
Cone still perfect in comeback with Mets
March 11, 2003
David Cone stepped into the batter’s box and saw Todd Hundley crouching behind the plate.
Diversions
March 11, 2003
People
March 11, 2003
¢ Letterman still recuperating ¢ Steve Martin’s body of work ¢ Ford rolls to 100 ¢ Oscar vs. the stork
Jails fill void for mentally ill
State hospital’s closing shifts burden
March 11, 2003
Six years ago, it seemed like a good idea: Close Topeka State Hospital and direct the savings to community mental health centers. The idea was to keep people out of state hospitals and in their own communities.
Lack of support delays Security Council vote
March 11, 2003
President Bush’s urgent phone campaign to world leaders, seeking their support for a tough deadline on Iraq, came up short Monday — forcing a delay of the Security Council’s vote and opening the doors to a possible compromise to give Saddam Hussein more time.
In the halls
March 11, 2003
Lounge on tap for Fifi’s building
Stone Creek changes name and owner; former Village Inn to become sports bar
March 11, 2003
The owner of one of Lawrence’s oldest college bars is setting his sights toward an older crowd.
NASA revises shuttle flight timeline
March 11, 2003
Columbia began exhibiting problems earlier than suspected and experienced the bulk of its breakup later than previously thought, according to the latest flight timeline released by the shuttle accident investigation board Monday.
Abortion foes hope for ‘partial-birth’ ban
Senate opens debate Monday
March 11, 2003
Opening debate in Congress, senators hoping to ban a procedure they call partial-birth abortion expressed confidence Monday they have the political clout to prevail after an eight-year struggle.
Bush using repetition to sell Iraq action
March 11, 2003
The singular value of the presidential news conference, as it has evolved over the years, is the insight it offers into the workings of the mind of the chief executive.
Daily Ticker
March 11, 2003
Historic resources official leaving
Developer of guidelines for downtown design accepts new job
March 11, 2003
In 20 years, if downtown Lawrence continues to have a historic “feel” that draws tourists, shoppers and businesses, the city will have Dennis Enslinger to thank — at least in part.
Training leaders for the community: Abstinence as an answer
Counseling program urges youths to postpone sex
March 11, 2003
Honor Roll: Free State High School
March 11, 2003
Notebook: Pod plan could work against Kansas
March 11, 2003
The experts agree Kansas University’s No. 4-ranked men’s basketball team has all but locked up a No. 1 seed for the NCAA Tournament.
6Sports video: Key plays solidify regular-season title
March 11, 2003
6Sports reports on the KU men’s last regular season basketball game against the Missouri Tigers.