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Charges filed against beating suspects include attempted first-degree murder
March 12, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 5:29 p.m.)Four men and a woman, all from Emporia, were charged Wednesday afternoon in Douglas County District Court in connection with the beating, kidnapping and robbery of a Mayetta man who was found unconscious Monday morning at Riverfront Park just north of Lawrence. Three of the men were charged with attempted first-degree murder and all five people arrested were charged with kidnapping.
Thunderstorm in forecast for Lawrence area
March 12, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 12:51 p.m.) Take advantage of Wednesday’s sunny skies and warmer temperatures while you can — they could be washed out later in the day. There’s a 40 percent chance a thunderstorm might rumble in by the late afternoon, says Matt Sayer, 6News meteorologist.
KU journalism fellowship established to honor Kansas editor
March 12, 2003
(Web Posted Wednesday at 10:41 a.m.) It seems a little ironic — a Kansas editor who once called for Kansas University’s journalism school to be shut down and its home be paved over for a parking lot will be honored with a journalism fellowship at KU.
State officials to be briefed on life sciences research
March 12, 2003
(Updated Thursday at 11:27 a.m.) Kansas University officials will join in a briefing Wednesday afternoon in Kansas City for Lt. Gov. John Moore and other Kansas officials on collaborative life sciences research and what it can mean for the region’s economy.
Briefly
March 12, 2003
¢ Paxico: Crash kills soldier, infant ¢ Wichita: Family sues over patient’s brain damage
Briefly
March 12, 2003
¢ Beijing: News bureau seized ¢ Washington, D.C.: DNA crime funding sought ¢ London: Meeting with Libya ends
Kansas streaks snapped
Jayhawks lose, 2-1; Tribble goes hitless
March 12, 2003
Arkansas put an end to No. 17 Kansas University’s five-game baseball winning streak, handing the Jayhawks a 2-1 loss Tuesday at Baum Stadium.
St. Bonaventure to plead case
School hopes to remain in Atlantic 10 Conference
March 12, 2003
After cleaning house, St. Bonaventure now must persuade the Atlantic 10 that it should stay in the conference despite its troubled men’s basketball program.
Candidates favor plan to purchase Farmland property
Progressive hopefuls seek team to study future growth issues
March 12, 2003
They may disagree on some issues, but the six candidates for Lawrence City Commission say they’re open to the idea of the city and county purchasing the defunct Farmland Industries fertilizer plant.
Local Briefs
March 12, 2003
¢ Health Care Access celebrates 15 years ¢ Wildlife: Nature Center adds eagles to exhibit ¢ 6Productions: Films at center stage for ‘River City Weekly’ ¢ Politics: Dennis Moore returns from trip to Havana
Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence
March 12, 2003
The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.59 a gallon at Dillons, 3000 W. Sixth St., and Conoco, West Sixth Street and Crestline Drive.
Fondness for food
Sula Teller takes skills, talent to Mercantile
March 12, 2003
Whether you’re a longtime fan of the Community Mercantile Co-op, 901 Iowa, or you’ve only recently discovered its charms, you’re bound to like the changes taking place there these days.
Cooking Q&A: Steps to living a healthy life
March 12, 2003
Isn’t March National Nutrition Month? What is the theme this year?
KU law school dean resigns from state solicitor post
March 12, 2003
Citing increased demands as dean of the Kansas University School of Law, Steve McAllister has resigned as state solicitor.
On the record
March 12, 2003
Area Briefs
March 12, 2003
¢ Witness’s daughter says father’s testimony true ¢ Property assessment forms due Monday ¢ Chevrolet donates to Boys & Girls Club ¢ Central students advance in History Day contest ¢ County reorganization talk starts tonight
Jayni brews up the ‘perfect cup’ of joe
March 12, 2003
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Brewing the Perfect Cup With Mark Zwahl.”
Awards show plans to run on schedule
March 12, 2003
As the producer of the Academy Awards, Gilbert Cates concedes there is pressure to make the telecast topical, but insists it must remain true to its purpose: to honor the best films and performances of the year.
Encyclopedia’s 11th edition puts spin on Irish spud
March 12, 2003
Some 20 years ago I was sitting in a research seminar on English literature when the faculty member in charge began sermonizing on the virtues of the 11th edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Freedom fries’ snub French
March 12, 2003
Show the flag and pass the ketchup was the order of the day in House cafeterias Tuesday. Lawmakers struck a lunchtime blow against the French and put “freedom fries” on the menu.
Jesse R. Walbridge
March 12, 2003
Kyle W. Andregg
March 12, 2003
City commission briefs
March 12, 2003
¢ Commission forwards Hughes statue plan ¢ Club 508 plans move
Air Force Academy considers reforms
March 12, 2003
The Air Force may group female Air Force Academy cadets together in dormitories and provide rape victims with individual counselors as part of reforms planned in the wake of sexual assault complaints.
Valued meetings
March 12, 2003
Perceptive youths
March 12, 2003
Educational role
March 12, 2003
Anti-abortion activist waives jury trial
March 12, 2003
A man charged with killing an abortion provider waived his right to a jury trial Tuesday in favor of a much shorter proceeding that he believes will be a better platform for his anti-abortion views.
Wal-Mart issues
March 12, 2003
Cellasene maker settles charges over advertising
March 12, 2003
A Florida company that promised its dietary supplement could erase cellulite agreed Tuesday to repay customers up to $12 million to settle federal charges of deceptive advertising.
Not free market
March 12, 2003
Librarians oppose Internet filter plan
March 12, 2003
A proposal to require that public libraries install computer filters to shield minors from Internet pornography would be costly and ineffective, opponents told a House committee Tuesday.
Eldridge hopes horse parade spurs business
Lawrence hotel plans to sponsor event in small Kansas town
March 12, 2003
After 10 years of organizing Lawrence’s horse-drawn Christmas parade, Eldridge Hotel officials are taking their show on the road.
6News video: KAPS in turmoil after federal raid
March 12, 2003
6News reports on the situation at the Kansas Advocacy and Protective Services offices.
6News video: Heating, air conditioning only part of needed upgrades at Cordley
March 12, 2003
6News reports on the upgrades that would be made at Cordley Elementary if the April bond vote passes.
Haskell splits with Baker
March 12, 2003
Haskell split a softball doubleheader Tuesday with Baker University at the Wildcats’ field.
6News video: “Every 17 minutes” brings drinking and driving close to LHS students
March 12, 2003
6News reports on the “Every 17 Minutes” event held at Lawrence High on Tuesday to demonstrate the effects drunk driving can have.
Madill loses decision in Metro Classic
March 12, 2003
It’s amazing what 10 days of not wrestling did to Aaron Madill’s conditioning.
6Sports video: Williams doesn’t want to take full credit for season
March 12, 2003
6Sports reports on the thoughts of KU mens basektball coach Roy Williams on the men’s performance over the season.
Union director denies secret agreement to employ age limit
March 12, 2003
The director of the NBA players’ union vehemently denied Tuesday having any kind of a handshake agreement with the league to set an age limit of 20 in the next collective bargaining agreement.
NBA Briefs
March 12, 2003
¢ Brown, Iverson fined for criticizing official ¢ Blazers suspend Wells ¢ Pistons, Robinson agree
KU men’s golf 13th in Louisiana Classics
March 12, 2003
Kansas University’s men’s golf team placed 13th out of 15 teams after Tuesday’s final round of the Louisiana Classics.
Guard leaving Georgia
Hayes going pro amid scandal
March 12, 2003
Guard Jarvis Hayes will enter the NBA Draft, a decision he announced the day after Georgia suspended his coach and abruptly ended its season.
Villanova stops UConn’s streak
Huskies’ sizz ends at 70 straight wins
March 12, 2003
As the longest winning streak in women’s Division One history ended, the man who coached it found something good to say.
Ibanez, Kansas City clobber Cubs, 14-1
March 12, 2003
Raul Ibanez drove in four runs and the Kansas City Royals routed the Chicago Cubs, 14-1, Tuesday.
World Series champions almost folded
March 12, 2003
The World Series trophy never would have made it to Anaheim this year if baseball had gone through with a plan to fold the Angels.
6News video: First beating suspects captured on Tuesday
March 12, 2003
The men were arrested and questioned in Greenwood County.
With eye to future, police seek to protect elderly from abuse
March 12, 2003
Criminals who prey on senior citizens will have more targets in coming years as baby boomers age, but some people worry police and prosecutors will let the scams, abuse and neglect go unpunished.
State hospital closings weighed
Topeka, K.C.K. facilities in legislators’ crosshairs
March 12, 2003
State lawmakers are working on plans to close two state hospitals, possibly within a year.
Megabomb test meant to rattle
March 12, 2003
Diplomats parsed the nuances of a proposed U.N. resolution Tuesday as the White House warned that time grows short and the Pentagon sent a more intimidating message to Iraq: It tested the world’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb.
Silent classmates offer LHS students ghostly lesson about drunken driving
March 12, 2003
Liz Kincaid had to walk through two lines of 80 stone-faced classmates on her way out of Lawrence High School on Tuesday.
Agency for disabled halts services
Kansas Advocacy and Protective Services buys time to perform audit
March 12, 2003
A Kansas agency charged with protecting people with disabilities has put its employees on administrative leave, changed the locks on its doors and accepted its director’s resignation.
Briefs
March 12, 2003
¢ Judge throws out suit over found paintings ¢ Winans, Chapman to be hosts for Dove Awards ¢ MTV names Metallica as its third ‘mtvICON’
Migration out of city’s core raises dilemmas for district
Build or bus becomes battle at elementary level
March 12, 2003
Bob Blank doesn’t need the U.S. Census Bureau to tell him his neighborhood missed out on Lawrence’s baby boom of the past few decades.
LPGA talk starts, ends with Sorenstam
Women’s players could tire of talking about world’s top-ranked golfer
March 12, 2003
LPGA Tour commissioner Ty Votaw ticked off a list of story lines he believes will make this one of the best seasons ever in women’s golf.
Cody Banks’ relies on Bond formula
New movie boasts abundant gadgetry, rash of explosions
March 12, 2003
When director Robert Rodriguez brought kids into the world of international espionage in “Spy Kids,” he did it with a family-affirming twist. Parents and kids could save the world (and themselves) only by working together.
Martin suffering pop-culture identity crisis
March 12, 2003
In the market for all that is both cerebral and zany about Steve Martin? Look no further than his latest movie.
Woodling: Jayhawks deserved co-players of year
March 12, 2003
Somebody needs to find out what Big 12 Conference coaches and media-types were drinking last October when they turned in their preseason men’s basketball prognostications.
Cowgirls send Tigers packing
March 12, 2003
Trisha Skibbe made two free throws with 18.1 seconds left as Oklahoma State upended sixth-seeded Missouri, 56-54, Tuesday night in the first round of the Big 12 Conference women’s tournament.
Notebook: Williams disappointed by controversies
Coach says rash of recent incidents across college basketball ‘a sad, sad thing’
March 12, 2003
March Madness has turned into sheer insanity this college basketball season.
Horoscopes
March 12, 2003
Cable companies balk at Royals package
Sunflower Broadband concerned about cost of Kansas City’s 100-game offering
March 12, 2003
Monday’s announcement by the Royals that Sunflower Broadband and a handful of other area cable television outlets would be part of the Kansas City baseball team’s TV package was premature.
Business Briefcase
March 12, 2003
¢ ImClone founder agrees to fine, ban on leadership ¢ Settlement: Auction houses to settle suit in price-fixing case ¢ Manufacturing: Emporia loses 48 jobs ¢ Food: Heinz earnings decline ¢ Wall Street: Kroger profits increase
People
March 12, 2003
¢ New from the Beatles ¢ ‘Sopranos’ countersuit filed ¢ ‘Washington’ song explained ¢ More troubles on the road
Price tapped Big 12 Player of Year
Oklahoma senior guard gets nod, but KU’s Williams also liked Collison, Hinrich, Ford for honor
March 12, 2003
Roy Williams could make a strong case for four basketball players being named the Associated Press Big 12 Conference Co-Players of the Year.
Army helicopter crashes at N.Y. base
March 12, 2003
A Black Hawk assault helicopter on a training mission with 13 soldiers aboard crashed in good weather Tuesday at Fort Drum in upstate New York.
Commuter issue
March 12, 2003
Maybe LeBron James had right idea
Rash of scandals making college basketball look ridiculous at worst possible time
March 12, 2003
Need a quick A? Enroll in “Coaching Principles and Strategies of Basketball” at the University of Georgia — no attendance required.
Sido: Missouri fan crossed crassness line in taunts at Collison
March 12, 2003
I was once banned from taking part in the student-run pep rallies at my rather proud high school. The administration willfully placed their trust in the student body to excite the masses on the eve of many a rivalry, but on this day they were probably wishing they had put this task in the hands of Tony Robbins or some other toothy motivationally minded animal.
Thomas still torrid
Chicago slugger blasts two home runs
March 12, 2003
The Big Hurt is swinging a big bat again.
Prayer strategy
March 12, 2003
School closures
March 12, 2003
Rumsfeld keeps list of things that could go wrong in war
March 12, 2003
Prewar jitters are here, and military minds are trained not only to make sure everything goes right but also to know all that could go wrong.
Blaine Edward Reed
March 12, 2003
ABC goes ‘Girl’ crazy with new contest series
March 12, 2003
The makers of “All American Girl” (8 p.m., ABC) promise us that it will be “more than a beauty pageant.”
Recipe offers two dessert choices
March 12, 2003
For those of us who like to entertain with food at home, there is a surge of envy when a restaurant waiter rattles off the menu choices available on a given evening.
Recipes
March 12, 2003
The following recipes were provided by staff members of the Community Mercantile Co-op.
Charter school under fire for buying religious books
March 12, 2003
A Kansas charter school that purchases books with such titles as “Children’s Bible Handbook” and “Exploring God’s World: Science” for students who rarely set foot in a school building is under fire from both the state and civil liberties groups.
Airline industry seeks tax breaks, insurance coverage
Association warns possible war with Iraq may cause $10.7 billion in losses, 70,000 job cuts
March 12, 2003
The largest U.S. airlines will ask Congress to suspend $9 billion in annual taxes and extend war-risk insurance to alleviate the potentially crippling impact of a war in Iraq, outlined in a report released Tuesday by the Air Transport Assn.
Daily Ticker
March 12, 2003
KU women’s golf finishes eighth
March 12, 2003
Kansas University’s women’s golf team placed eighth in a 13-team field at the UC Irvine Anteater Invitational.
Russians fear resurgence of KGB
March 12, 2003
President Vladimir Putin gave Russia’s security service sway over the border guards and government communications Tuesday — broad powers that nearly equal those of its powerful predecessor, the KGB.
Cyclones seek first win under Grover at state
March 12, 2003
When it comes to the boys basketball Class 4A state tournament, only Ottawa High senior Ross Thompson has significant playing experience from the Cyclones’ 2001 appearance.
James F. Soest
March 12, 2003
Brownback, Bond join protest against ‘Hillbillies’ reality show
March 12, 2003
U.S. Sens. Sam Brownback and Kit Bond are adding their voices to a chorus of criticism surrounding a reality TV show patterned after “The Beverly Hillbillies.”
Royals release Quinn
March 12, 2003
Outfielder Mark Quinn was placed on unconditional release waivers Tuesday by the Kansas City Royals following a slow spring training start.
Suspects in Riverfront Park beating caught in southeast Kansas
March 12, 2003
Two men wanted for questioning in the beating of a Mayetta man found unconscious Monday in Riverfront Park were captured Tuesday morning in southeast Kansas.
Crowded prisons
March 12, 2003
Arbitrarily shortening the sentences for state prison inmates seems like a risky way to help the state budget.
Federal spending looks indulgent to states
March 12, 2003
The cavernous hearing room of the House Ways and Means Committee was wall to wall with lobbyists the other afternoon, as it always is when a tax bill is on the agenda.
NBA Roundup: Wizards respond, 106-105
Jordan’s criticism motivates Washington
March 12, 2003
Tracy McGrady scored 43 points in what was probably his final game against Michael Jordan.
Big win in ‘Big D’ - Kansas 63, Iowa State 60
Jayhawks claim opener in tourney
March 12, 2003
Kansas threw a 1-2 punch of freshmen Crystal Kemp and Tamara Ransburg and knocked Iowa State out of the Big 12 Conference women’s basketball tournament Tuesday.
Seahawks made strides
Boys, girls basketball teams optimistic about future
March 12, 2003
Aaron Landis leaves as Seabury Academy’s all-time scoring leader, Kris Finger was its heart and Sean Hill was a four-year captain.
Broadway strike ends; shows will go on
March 12, 2003
After a four-day walkout that cost the city $10 million, Broadway musicians settled the first strike on the Great White Way in nearly 30 years Tuesday by agreeing to cut the number of orchestra players a show must hire.
Critics oppose Sebelius’ proposal to raise Highway Patrol salaries
March 12, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ proposal to increase salaries for Kansas Highway Patrol troopers by 25 percent over three years has raised eyebrows and drawn criticism in the Legislature.
OPEC to keep current oil output
Representatives pledge to increase production if supplies disrupted
March 12, 2003
OPEC members agreed Tuesday to stick with their current quotas for crude oil production but pledged to boost output in the future to keep supplies flowing in case of any serious disruption.
Free speech, not disruption
March 12, 2003
The official explanation for Stephen Downs’ arrest last week at a shopping mall in Albany, N.Y., is that he was being disruptive.