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Lange says warnings are meant to intimidate
March 16, 2003
They can’t scare Jessica Lange away. Entertainment industry insiders for weeks have suggested that actors who rant against U.S. policy in Iraq risk alienating their fans or losing lucrative endorsement contracts.
Bookstore
March 16, 2003
Old culture, war’s legacy get first exhibit in America
March 16, 2003
Vietnam is portrayed as tranquil and alluring in a new exhibit that blends colorful folklore and ancient traditions with telling references to the war.
Owners treat pets to best health care
Acupuncture, MRIs becoming more common
March 16, 2003
Fudgie, a 12-year-old rottweiler whose rear legs are paralyzed, gets a water therapy in a warm bath tub.
Dogs in school unleash children’s joy of reading
Paws With Patience program popular with students
March 16, 2003
Once a week, second-grader Brian Grab meets with Buster to work on his reading. Buster doesn’t concentrate on the words very much, but just by being there he helps Brian improve.
Erdrich explores European roots
Master Butchers Singing Club’ covers father’s side of family
March 16, 2003
For author Louise Erdrich, the funky furnishings of her bookstore in south Minneapolis could be a metaphor for her life.
N.C. State’s surprise run impressive 20 years later
Wolfpack won ACC, then NCAA crown
March 16, 2003
Every year, Selection Sunday finds teams perched precariously on the NCAA Tournament bubble, also-rans hoping the selection committee finds room for them.
Big 12 Women’s Championship: Texas triumphs
Stephens sparks No. 5 Longhorns
March 16, 2003
Stacy Stephens was shuffling around the court, visibly frustrated, as she and her Texas teammates struggled to keep up with a much more energetic Texas Tech squad.
A Canadian carnival
Quebec City combats cold with annual celebration
March 16, 2003
It seems appropriate that Canada’s largest province also serves as host to the largest winter festival in the world.
A’s can’t offer Tejada long-term contract
March 16, 2003
The Oakland Athletics have just about given up any hope of keeping Miguel Tejada beyond this season.
The French and the Americans should be friends
March 16, 2003
OK, if nobody else will do it, I’m going to patch up this spat between the United States and France.
Area KU students listed on honor roll
March 16, 2003
Kansas University has announced area students who made honors during the fall 2002 semester. They are:
Book award elections widens voter eligibility
March 16, 2003
For the first time, students who are home-schooled or attend a school that does not participate in the election can cast votes for the William Allen White Children’s Book Award at the Lawrence Public Library.
Commitment boosts rural school
550-square-mile district argues against state push for consolidation
March 16, 2003
Since 1991, Larry and Nadine Abeldt have driven their children 32 miles twice a day to attend schools in nearby Chapman. They have worn out three vehicles in the process.
Protesters around world raise voices against war
March 16, 2003
Some thought war is inevitable, others clung to hope they could slow or stop it. Either way, people in Washington and around the world joined Saturday in an outpouring of dissent no less persistent than the buildup of forces ready to strike Iraq.
Carolyn Doty
March 16, 2003
Bernard Francis Uhlrich
March 16, 2003
Arts notes
March 16, 2003
¢ ‘Know Your Antiques’ to feature toy tractors ¢ Organization expert to share secrets ¢ Writer to discuss “Embalming Mom” ¢ Domestic violence series to premiere on KCPT
Blake released after posting bail
March 16, 2003
Actor Robert Blake, walking out of jail and straight into a pack of reporters, said he would spend his first days of freedom in nearly a year resting as he prepares to face trial on charges of murdering his wife.
Baltimore show celebrates magical ballet troupe
Art of the Ballets Russes’ reveals Russian impresario’s revolutionary role
March 16, 2003
The man who revolutionized ballet wasn’t a choreographer. He wasn’t a dancer or a composer or an artist.
Fashion briefs
March 16, 2003
¢ Everyone’s a victim ¢ Scent from the heart
KBI goes high-tech to identify spent bullet casings
March 16, 2003
Criminals are not noted for cleaning up after themselves when they skedaddle from a crime scene.
Ground troops poised 300 miles from Iraqi capital
March 16, 2003
It’s only 300 miles to Baghdad for U.S. and British tanks arrayed on Iraq’s border.
Killer pneumonia’ poses global threat
World Health Organization issues emergency travel advisory
March 16, 2003
he World Health Organization warned Saturday that a highly contagious and deadly pneumonia-like illness of unknown cause is fast becoming a worldwide health threat. The illness also claimed another victim — a nurse who died in Vietnam.
End-of-life care groups can apply for award
March 16, 2003
Community-based coalitions working to improve care for the dying may apply for one of five Community Coalition Awards of Excellence from Rallying Points.
Ocean relics make popular decor
March 16, 2003
Those who live near an ocean, sea or river often find — and save — relics from old ships. The metal pieces used on ships — like chains, nails, pumps, hatch covers and fittings — are now being used as decorations in gardens and even in living rooms.
Marlin hoping to get back on track
Some may not agree, but NASCAR driver lists Darlington among favorite venues
March 16, 2003
Darlington Raceway is a tough place to turn around a season, yet that’s exactly what Sterling Marlin expects to do.
Jewel of the auction
23rd annual Lawrence Arts Center benefit to feature metalsmith Jim Connelly
March 16, 2003
Longtime Lawrence metalsmith Jim Connelly treads a fine line in his craft — the line that separates jewelry that people will wear with jewelry that makes an art statement.
Plays explore relationship between man, machine
March 16, 2003
The latest story from William Kennedy has no back-room pols, no natty gangsters, not even a trolley.
NCAA women: LSU gets top seed, trip to … Oregon
March 16, 2003
LSU finally earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament — and was rewarded with a trip to Oregon.
Utah State not satisfied with NCAA bid
Big West tournament champions happy to have reached Big Dance, but still looking for wins in postseason
March 16, 2003
Utah State has dominated the Big West Conference tournament. The Aggies haven’t been as fortunate in the NCAA Tournament. USU, which finished third in the Big West regular-season standings, defeated Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, 57-54, Saturday at Anaheim, Calif., in the conference-tournament final to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Price atones in overtime as Sooners slip past Raiders - Oklahoma 67, Texas Tech 60, OT
March 16, 2003
Hollis Price is the steady Sooner, the player who provides leadership and bails his team out of trouble.
Stores protest direct selling of ‘Harry Potter’
March 16, 2003
The U.S. publisher of the new “Harry Potter” novel is selling some copies straight to readers. Bookstores complain that means less business for them.
Quartet Accorda to play with acclaimed pianist
Van Cliburn gold medallist teams up with faculty musicians from KU and UMKC
March 16, 2003
An upcoming collaboration between Quartet Accorda and Van Cliburn gold medallist Stanislav Ioudenitch promises to harmonize cultures as well as music.
Business briefs
March 16, 2003
Arts notes
March 16, 2003
¢ Deaf theater troupe to perform varied show ¢ Free Fridays features Chinese music, dance ¢ Lyric Opera stages Mozart’s ‘Abduction’ ¢ Postcards feature disco-era fashions
Local Briefs
March 16, 2003
¢ Diesel spill closes part of I-35 near Olathe ¢ Election 2003: Voter registration books to close at 5 p.m Monday ¢ Police: Deputies to patrol for impaired drivers ¢ Shawnee County: Voters can bring charges against former treasurer
Gasoline: Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence
March 16, 2003
The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.62 a gallon Miller Mart, 19th Street and Haskell Avenue.
Public input
March 16, 2003
Even if they hear something they don’t like, Douglas County commissioners are doing the right thing by opening the discussion on how county government might operate more effectively.
Health care progress may be on horizon
March 16, 2003
What are the chances of any significant health care legislation making it through Congress and becoming law with the signature of President Bush?
Tigers tired? Hardly
March 16, 2003
Missouri was supposed to be running on fumes Saturday, but the needle on the Tigers’ tank wasn’t even close to empty.
The Motley Fool
March 16, 2003
¢ Last week’s answer ¢ Are you game? ¢ Coke loses fizz ¢ All that glitters
Second 65 vaults Love into lead
Leonard one back at Honda after birdies on last six holes
March 16, 2003
Davis Love III widely is considered the top player in the Honda Classic field. He showed why Saturday.
On the record
March 16, 2003
Horoscopes
March 16, 2003
Briefly
March 16, 2003
¢ Kentucky: Companies guilty of insurance fraud ¢ New York: Firefighters’ 9-11 claims could cost $12 billion ¢ Virginia: Delaware sports writer killed by propeller ¢ California: Laptop with sensitive political information lost
Ottawa boys find solace in third place
March 16, 2003
The way Ottawa High started and finished against Chanute, the Cyclones looked like championship material.
Rising commuter rate drives fears
County may be experiencing ‘brain drain’
March 16, 2003
The roads leading out of Douglas County aren’t one way after all. According to recently released Census data, 7,887 people drive into Douglas County to work. But nearly twice that many Douglas County residents — 13,082 people — work outside the county.
Past mayors form PAC for commission race
March 16, 2003
Now there are two slates of candidates in the Lawrence City Commission race.
Home & garden
March 16, 2003
Whether you’re looking to get into the tag-sale business or just want to hold a single sale, “The Complete Guidebook to the Business of Tag and Estate Sales” can guide you through the process.
Tip o’ the hat to St. Patrick
March 16, 2003
It is said that if you are lucky enough to be born Irish, you are lucky enough. Maybe that’s why people love to claim an Irish heritage on St. Patrick’s Day.
Computer program predicts NCAA field
March 16, 2003
Want a jump on who’s headed to the NCAA Tournament? Two university professors can help.
Briefly
March 16, 2003
¢ Victoria: Church van crash results in 2 deaths
Briefly
March 16, 2003
¢ National magazine features KU official ¢ Government jobs topic of KU workshop
Briefly
March 16, 2003
¢ Virginia: Credit card giant sued for discrimination
Briefly
March 16, 2003
¢ Bangladesh: Dozens missing after ferry sinks ¢ West Bank: Pair with fake weapons enter Church of Nativity ¢ Beijing: U.S. Embassy urges reopening of newspaper ¢ El Salvador: High absenteeism expected for elections
Briefly
March 16, 2003
¢ Fake document tied to Niger Embassy
Arts notes
March 16, 2003
¢ Community writing class still accepting students ¢ Youth symphony to hold auditions
Class size incites ‘passionate argument’
Little classes raise big questions for bond
March 16, 2003
Deborah Snyder calls it “arbitrary.” The Centennial neighborhood resident says the Lawrence school district’s race to cut costs by creating fewer, bigger schools will undermine the education of the city’s most fragile students.
Suspects arrested in fatal shooting
Police continue search for parole violator
March 16, 2003
Two Topeka men are in custody and the hunt continues for a third suspect in last week’s shooting death of a Lawrence resident, Lawrence Police said Saturday.
Bush, allies meet to rally votes for U.N. decision
March 16, 2003
President Bush’s meeting today with Prime Ministers Tony Blair of Britain and Jose Maria Aznar of Spain is shaping up as more a symbol of determination than an 11th-hour quest for a diplomatic miracle.
Authorities warn of ‘lab trash’
Meth-makers’ dumped waste can be toxic, officials say
March 16, 2003
Authorities call it “lab trash.” When drug dealers finish making methamphetamine, they often dump a heap of noxious garbage in a creek bed or farmer’s field, police say.
Web sites ask visitors to vote ‘Go-George’ or ‘No-George’
March 16, 2003
David Bartholomew had a simple idea. He wanted to create a pair of Web sites where people could vote their stance on the impending war with Iraq.
New director brings order to museum
March 16, 2003
Nearly a month into her job as director of the Watkins Community Museum of History, Rebecca Phipps knows that her work is virtually imperceptible to the general public.
Suspected high-ranking al-Qaida member arrested in Pakistan
March 16, 2003
Pakistani authorities arrested a high-ranking al-Qaida member Saturday in the eastern city of Lahore, according to Information Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed.
Darrell E. Haynes
March 16, 2003
Lawrence Commuter Report
March 16, 2003
School group wants community to connect
March 16, 2003
A two-hour event thrown by a new Lawrence group will test the willingness of teachers, staff and parents to work together for improvements at public schools.
Air Force sending letters to parents about rape cases
March 16, 2003
Air Force leaders responding to criticism of the Air Force Academy’s handling of rape allegations are sending parents of incoming cadets letters saying they are doing everything possible to protect their children.
Roxanne Huggins
March 16, 2003
Congressional subcommittee members visit Wichita, tour hard-hit aviation plants
March 16, 2003
Aircraft manufacturers urged visiting congressmen Friday to help the ailing industry by providing tax incentives, such as accelerated depreciation of aircraft, to spur sales of general aviation planes.
Truck jackknifes in Olathe; resulting spill closes I-35
March 16, 2003
Northbound Interstate 35 was closed for about 90 minutes after a jackknifed tractor-trailer spilled 125 gallons of diesel fuel.
Machete attack brings 43-year prison term
Victim had been left for dead, but survived
March 16, 2003
A Junction City man has been sentenced to more than 43 years in prison for the April 11, 2002, abduction of a University of Nebraska-Kearney student from a Salina truck stop and the subsequent attack on the student with a machete.
Antigrowth?
March 16, 2003
Middle ground
March 16, 2003
Deadly addiction
March 16, 2003
Raising wages
March 16, 2003
Hundreds of thousands mourn Serbian prime minister
March 16, 2003
Hundreds of thousands of mourners marched Saturday through Belgrade behind the casket of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic, as the hunt for his assassins moved beyond Serbia’s borders.
What happens after Saddam?
March 16, 2003
In its closing rush of war preparations, the Bush administration has finally begun to grapple with the political context of its expected military victory in Iraq.
Reasons for war still aren’t clear
March 16, 2003
Why are we going to war? You would think the answer would be clear as the troops get ready for battle. But it’s not. That should be deeply disturbing to all who worry about the outcome of an Iraq war.
Cronkite critical of U.S. ‘arrogance’
Former CBS anchor campaigns in K.C. for his cousin Barnes
March 16, 2003
A U.S. invasion of Iraq would destroy the United Nations, former CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite said.
Tornado sirens’ backup batteries may be too costly for town
March 16, 2003
With tornado season arriving, residents of this central Kansas town remain vulnerable to the possibility that a power failure could prevent an early warning of dangerous storms.
Cyclists welcome sun
Weather finally fine for Spring Fling series race at Clinton Lake
March 16, 2003
Finally, the weather was kind to participants in the 8th annual Spring Fling Criterium cycling series, held at Clinton Lake every Saturday this month.
KU can’t hold lead, falls to Oral Roberts
March 16, 2003
After the top of the first inning, Kansas University’s baseball team had to feel pretty good.
Jayhawks easily sweep twinbill
Pierce, Milhoan each pitch shutouts against New Mexico State
March 16, 2003
Junior Kara Pierce and Kirsten Milhoan pitched 12 shutout innings, helping the Kansas University softball team earn two victories, 11-0 and 6-0, Saturday against New Mexico State at Cowgirl Softball Stadium.
OU trips Kansas tennis
March 16, 2003
The Kansas University tennis team didn’t score a point Saturday, falling, 7-0, to Oklahoma. Kansas won just one of three doubles matches and lost all six singles matches.
Lake Henry stocked
March 16, 2003
Approximately 1,000 rainbow trout were stocked last Thursday into Lake Henry in Clinton State Park. It was the last stocking for the spring by Wildlife and Parks personnel. The last day of the spring trout season is April 15.
Briefcase
March 16, 2003
¢ Survey: Taxpayers prefer old-fashioned filing ways ¢ Motley Fool: Name that company
Top 25 Roundup: Wolfpack get back at Deacons
N.C. State avenges loss with 87-83 win over No. 9 Wake Forest
March 16, 2003
North Carolina State just wanted one more chance against Wake Forest after a certain victory over the Demon Deacons slipped away last week.
Photograph history honored on stamp
March 16, 2003
Photography has come a long way since the daguerreotype was first demonstrated in the United States in 1839. The men and women who clicked the cameras through the years recently received recognition for their creative efforts.
There’s no tool like an old tool
Veteran carpenter still gets use out of antiques
March 16, 2003
In Art Yager’s thinking, there’s no tool like an old tool. And he should know. He’s 86, and he’s been enthralled with tools since he was a boy helping his father, a carpenter.
Walk Kansas encourages fitness
March 16, 2003
It’s time for Walk Kansas, a statewide exercise program for people of all ages, and that includes senior adults — sponsored by Kansas State Research and Extension.
Douglas County Senior Services
March 16, 2003
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers several activities during the week. All Douglas County residents age 55 and older may participate. Future seniors are welcome to participate if space allows.
Royals rout Rangers
Brown boosts his case with two doubles in 12-4 victory
March 16, 2003
Dee Brown doubled twice and drove in two runs, helping the Kansas City Royals beat a split squad of Texas Rangers 12-4 Saturday.
NBA Roundup: Orlando cools Hornets
Rested Magic victorious, 96-86
March 16, 2003
Playing four games in five nights takes a toll, so it was no surprise the New Orleans Hornets didn’t have the usual spring in their legs.
Give peace a glance
Lawrence artists craft a visual anti-war campaign
March 16, 2003
A young woman dressed in the black-and-patch regalia of punk pieces together cardboard with packing tape. Across the room, a handful of other people tear newspapers into strips and paste them to inflated balloons. Serene music plays beneath the hum of their conversations.
Travel briefs
March 16, 2003
¢ Renewed Oahu hotel offers packages ¢ Events to honor cowboy poems, music ¢ Follow Mormon Trail with free Missouri kit ¢ Berlin celebrates 1920s nightclub culture
Bronte novella to get first publication
March 16, 2003
For many years, the kingdom of Angria has been known only to scholars who struggled through a manuscript crammed with tiny spidery writing.
William Kennedy among PEN/Faulkner nominees
March 16, 2003
William Kennedy’s “Roscoe,” the latest of the author’s affectionate novels about his native Albany, was among the nominees for the PEN/Faulkner award.
Detoxification helps cleanse pet’s body
March 16, 2003
My holistic doctor recently prescribed a detoxification protocol for me. After spending several weeks following the protocol, I feel much better. I have more energy, sleep better and feel less bloated and tired.
What are you reading?
March 16, 2003
Heart of America opens Baldwin summer season
March 16, 2003
Heart of America Performing Arts, a new nonprofit performing arts organization, has announced its inaugural summer season at Baker University.
Grand Ole Opry House to get $7.5 million facelift
March 16, 2003
A new gift shop and box office will be added to the Grand Ole Opry House as part of a $7.5 million renovation.
Book aims to solve ‘Life’s Little Emergencies’
March 16, 2003
Confidence is the perfect accessory, according to model and fashion designer Emme. It fits all shapes and sizes and it can be worn at any age, for any occasion.
Some clothing essentials are vital in any woman’s wardrobe
March 16, 2003
There are almost as many body types in the world as there are people, says full-figured model Emme, and for each of those shapes there are flattering clothes.
Feeding frenzy
Attracting birds to a feeder isn’t as difficult as you think
March 16, 2003
Winter is for the birds. They come for the food, and, in some cases, for the hospitality, as well.
Selection, location critical for starting plants indoors
March 16, 2003
The days are getting longer and the spring flowering bulbs are starting to push their heads through the thawing soil. Soon it will be spring — in full force. It is time, once again, to turn our attention toward gardening.
District looks to save money with energy consultants’ help
March 16, 2003
When Edward Froehner offered to help the Lawrence school district cut utility bills by more than $3 million, he got the school board’s attention.
Area briefs
March 16, 2003
¢ Aging agencies plan congressional elections ¢ Organization honors KU chemistry professor
WIBW sports: Williams ‘confused’ about No. 2 seed
March 16, 2003
WIBW sports reports on KU mens basketball coach Roy Williams’ thoughts on the Jayhawks No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Exhibit looks at role of Jews in American entertainment
March 16, 2003
Settle into a cozy couch, flip on a black and white television and watch a show about an endearing, somewhat scatterbrained 1950s homemaker and her family — starring a woman who was also the show’s creator and producer.
NBA briefs
March 16, 2003
¢ Tomjanovich to miss tilt¢ Union warns players not to use ephedra ¢ Wagner done for season
NCAA brackets often lacking rhyme, reason
March 16, 2003
There it was. You couldn’t miss it. Big block letters spelled out “Ford Center” on top of the downtown Oklahoma City arena. We were driving back from Dallas on I-35 Sunday afternoon, and we could see the venue of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament first- and second-round site off to the northwest as we headed north.
Two Big 12 teams join Arizona, UK as No. 1s
March 16, 2003
In a season full of scandal, the NCAA Tournament selection committee restored some order to college basketball. Kentucky, Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma received the top spots on a Selection Sunday that offered very little controversy, from what teams got in to where they have to travel.
Kennedy Center to explore Tennessee Williams
March 16, 2003
Garry Hynes, Zoe Caldwell and Gregory Mosher will direct three American theater classics as part of the Kennedy Center’s 2004 celebration, “Tennessee Williams Explored.”
Persian art highlights shown in West for first time since Islamic revolution
March 16, 2003
He was the “king of this world.” The inscription on a polished rock, referring to this title in the ancient wedge-shaped cuneiform writing system, recalls that almost 2,500 years ago Persia was the world’s first superpower.
Salgado exhibition ‘Exodus’ explores world of migrants, refugees and exiles
March 16, 2003
Young children play in the dirt behind a towering bramble of barbed wire; an exhausted woman cradles her infant beside a spluttering campfire; an old man crouches in the straw and stares disconsolately at his worn boots.
Veteran K.C. broadcast executive dies
March 16, 2003
Earl Beall, a retired Kansas City broadcast executive, died Thursday night in his sleep. He was 69.
A happy-ever-after story’
Fledgling Lawrence writer publishes first novel
March 16, 2003
Laurie Fitzgerald drags herself out of bed about the time a lot of college students are just getting home and delivers three routes worth of newspapers before the sun rises.
Bathed in golden lights
Beauford Delaney used yellow as his signature
March 16, 2003
Artist Beauford Delaney chose his worlds like colors from a palette: He glided through Harvard Yard and Harlem, from Greenwich Village to Paris, equally at home in smoky jazz halls as he was in art galleries.
Woodling: Kansas must get over defeat
March 16, 2003
Who were those guys? Who were those players wearing Kansas University basketball uniforms?
Field uncertainty abounds
March 16, 2003
Ohio State is sowing doubt in the NCAA Tournament seeds.
Mayer: Back in 1953-54, Rupp just said no to NCAAs
March 16, 2003
Ever hear of a college basketball team that posted a 25-0 season record but sat at home during the NCAA Tournament because its coach chose not to let it go?
NCAA Women: Some top seeds will travel this year
March 16, 2003
Ah, tournament time. Three weeks filled with excitement and tension-filled games, a time when a 16th-seeded team can dream.
Tigers get their revenge - Missouri 68, Kansas 63
Jayhawks fuming after loss
March 16, 2003
Nobody will be talking about the Big 12 Conference basketball tournament come 5 p.m. today, when the NCAA Tournament pairings are announced on CBS.
Notebook: Langford: Missouri deserves credit
March 16, 2003
Border War bragging rights have swung back to Missouri. Finally.
Amusing twist
March 16, 2003
Spots in preschools prove enticing for many parents
Camping out to enroll children not out of question
March 16, 2003
Matt Bond was familiar with waiting in line. As a Kansas University student in the 1980s, camping out was a ritual for him and fellow students wanting a prime seat for Jayhawk basketball games.
Toughman event makes Wichita stop as criticism mounts
March 16, 2003
A traveling fight event that makes a stop in Wichita this weekend has come under criticism because three participants have died of injuries since September.
KU undergrads start early on research careers
Students no longer waiting for graduate school to delve deeper into disciplines
March 16, 2003
Jarad Mellard was tired of sitting in class and hearing about other researchers’ work.
Teen did what was ‘necessary’ to live
Family won’t say if Smart became second wife of kidnapping suspect
March 16, 2003
Elizabeth Smart “did what she had to do” to survive her kidnapping ordeal, according to a family spokesman Saturday, who stopped short of confirming reports that a suspect in her kidnapping took her as his second wife.
Squeaky doors, creaky floors easy to repair
March 16, 2003
Squeaky doors and creaky floors make wonderful sound effects for scary movies. They heighten our suspense and add to the drama of the scene.
Briefly
March 16, 2003
¢ Beijing: Top-level communist named China premier ¢ Seattle: Traveler with antiwar signs finds complaint in luggage ¢ North Carolina: Three killed in plane crash
People
March 16, 2003
¢ Mambo creator gets star of fame ¢ Britney, company on bad footing ¢ Fonda, film composer to wed ¢ Model may be mystery mom
KU fans look past loss to Big Dance
March 16, 2003
Justin Lippiner hates Missouri, but he doesn’t much mind that the Tigers shoved his beloved Jayhawks out of the Big 12 tournament.
Firefighter sues to force K.C. station upgrades
Lawsuit claims promised renovationsof facilities for women haven’t emerged
March 16, 2003
A female firefighter and a former colleague claim facilities for women have not been upgraded as promised and are seeking to stop the city from spending money from a sales tax approved by voters to improve fire stations.
Microsoft seeks fiscal fountain of youth
Maturing powerhouse’s attempts to enter new markets have yet to produce profits
March 16, 2003
They’re stats to die for: Market share of 90-plus percent. Profit margins of 80 percent. Stocks that have created thousands of millionaires in the Seattle area alone.
Here are some things to think about as tax deadline looms
March 16, 2003
I felt quite pleased with myself when a note popped up on my computer screen the other day — a reminder, from me to myself, that I’d paid estimated taxes to the federal government last April, so I’ll owe less now. What an organized guy.
Biographers uncover colorful character in Zora Hurston
March 16, 2003
This is about a white man, a black woman, and a dead novelist whose writing spoke to them both. And this is about a job that passed from him to her: telling the novelist’s life story.
Iverson leads red-hot Sixers past Nets, 92-87
March 16, 2003
Allen Iverson hit a go-ahead layup with just over a minute remaining, and the Philadelphia 76ers moved within a half-game of first place in the Atlantic Division with a 92-87 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Sunday.
News shows
March 16, 2003
Here are the guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
Arts notes
March 16, 2003
¢ Mixed media artist in landscape exhibition ¢ Gardner native to play with U.S. Navy band