Archive for Wednesday, March 19, 2003

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Woman goes out on a limb to save ‘Borders tree’
March 19, 2003
(Updated Wednesday at 6:54 p.m.) A young woman vowed Wednesday to sit in the remains of the “Borders Tree” until she has guarantees it will not be cut down. Despite getting soaked by rain all day and being ordered down by the owners, she plans to continue her vigil in her high perch.
By the numbers: KU in NCAAs
Conclusion of Mayer’s look at Jayhawks’ numerical ties to men’s tournament
March 19, 2003
There are 65 teams in the NCAA Men’s Division One basketball tournament bracket, and there’s something that pertains to Kansas University basketball in every number between one and 65.
Not-so-sweet 16 seed
KU hasn’t forgotten scare from Holy Cross
March 19, 2003
There is little danger No. 2-seeded Kansas University will look past No. 15 seed Utah State in Thursday’s NCAA Tournament West Regional opener in Oklahoma City.
Bohl says Washington will be back next season
Kansas AD to honor final year of coach’s pact
March 19, 2003
Marian Washington has one more season — the final year of a three-year contract — to turn the Kansas University women’s basketball program around.
Jayhawks worried about war
Williams says conflict ‘far more important’ than college basketball
March 19, 2003
Delaying the NCAA Tournament a few days because of war would have been OK with patriotic Kansas University men’s basketball coach Roy Williams.
Jayhawks blank Bears
March 19, 2003
Kansas University’s 19th-ranked baseball team earned its second straight road victory Tuesday by defeating Southwest Missouri State, 2-0, at Price Cutter Park.
NFL to discuss expanded playoffs
Two more wild-card teams could be included in future
March 19, 2003
The NFL is considering a proposal made by the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs to expand the playoffs by two wild-card teams.
NCAA tourney to go on
March 19, 2003
The NCAA Tournament will not be postponed if the United States goes to war with Iraq. “From everything we know right now, it’s in the best interests of the country to go forward,” NCAA president Myles Brand said Tuesday.
Local Briefs
March 19, 2003
¢ Former KU player injured in dogfight ¢ Lawrence: Carnegie proposals submitted to city
Gasoline: Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence
March 19, 2003
The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.64 a gallon at Site Service Station, 946 E. 23rd St., and Conoco Food Mart, 955 E. 23rd St.
Concert, free veggie fare set for Sunday
March 19, 2003
The 19th annual Great American Meatout will be observed Thursday across United States.
Academy abandons red carpet
Subdued Oscars planned in anticipation of war
March 19, 2003
One of the Academy Awards’ signature scenes and a worldwide pop culture spectacle — the arrival of celebrities along the red carpet — will be eliminated at this year’s show over concerns that it would be unseemly display for a nation on the brink of war, Oscar organizers said Tuesday.
KU names director finalists
March 19, 2003
Two Kansas University administrators are among the four finalists seeking to become KU’s next director of admissions and scholarships.
On the record
March 19, 2003
Jayni to feature ‘Diabetic Cooking’
March 19, 2003
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Diabetic Cooking.” Staci Hendrickson, a registered dietitian, will join Host Jayni Carey in preparing recipes, including the following ones.
U.S. executes Gulf War vet convicted of murder
March 19, 2003
A Gulf War veteran who raped and killed a female soldier was put to death by injection Tuesday after failing to win clemency with his claim that exposure to Iraqi nerve gas led to his crime.
Phyllis M. Huff
March 19, 2003
Ivie Hetrick
March 19, 2003
Peggy Joan Morelock
March 19, 2003
Homer Ray Perry
March 19, 2003
Gasoline prices expected to remain steady
March 19, 2003
With President Bush poised to attack Iraq, the cost of filling up the fuel tank has soared. But industry officials said Tuesday they didn’t foresee any further increase of prices at the gasoline pump if war starts.
Police unable to verify shooting witness’ story
March 19, 2003
Police say they can’t verify the story of an 18-year-old man who told The Journal-World that two men came into his apartment Sunday afternoon, fired a gun and took his brother by force.
Opera cancels Lawrence date
March 19, 2003
An expected war with Iraq could be the cause for a performance’s cancellation at the Lied Center.
State increases security measures
March 19, 2003
Security and surveillance have increased across Kansas following President Bush’ ultimatum to Iraq and the raising of the nation’s terror alert status, the state’s homeland security director said Tuesday.
Democrats raise concern about war resolution
March 19, 2003
The author of a proposed resolution declaring the Kansas House in “unified and absolute” support of President Bush and war in Iraq said Tuesday he would not rewrite it to meet Democrats’ concerns.
House panel urges study on closing hospitals
March 19, 2003
A legislative panel has recommended creation of a commission to study the possible closing of one state hospital for the mentally ill and one for the developmentally disabled.
Sprint hires BellSouth executive
Arbitrator allows Forsee to join rival company with restrictions
March 19, 2003
Hours after receiving permission from an arbitrator, Sprint Corp. named the No. 2 executive at rival BellSouth its new chief executive.
Fed leaves interest rates unchanged
Board signals cuts possible if war with Iraq threatens economy
March 19, 2003
With looming war making economic forecasting unusually difficult, the Federal Reserve decided Tuesday to leave interest rates unchanged at a 41-year low.
Oil prices plunge on expectation of quick war
March 19, 2003
The price of oil plunged 9 percent Tuesday, falling to its lowest level in more than two months as traders bet that the impending United States invasion of Iraq will go smoothly and that global stockpiles of crude are sufficient to offset any supply disruptions.
Business Briefcase
March 19, 2003
¢ Housing construction falls during February ¢ Lawsuit: Jury rules in favor of Bayer in drug case ¢ Energy: Aquila announces debt reduction total ¢ Telecommunications: Sprint to expand local phone business
Can we talk?
March 19, 2003
Not all planning commissioners justified Wal-Mart call
March 19, 2003
Wal-Mart reality
March 19, 2003
Idiotic issue
March 19, 2003
Propaganda art
March 19, 2003
Not so simple
March 19, 2003
Blind faith
March 19, 2003
Police: Leavenworth kidnapping, rape story probably invented
March 19, 2003
A Kansas woman who reported being kidnapped and raped last week appears to have made the story up, Cass County Sheriff William Brueggemann said Tuesday.
Lions’ Polk, Ricks on All-Sunflower
March 19, 2003
Lawrence High juniors Josie Polk and Cherrale Ricks are on the coaches’ All-Sunflower League girls basketball team.
City extends deadline
March 19, 2003
The city has extended its registration deadline for summer slow-pitch leagues to Friday. The city offers men’s, women’s and coed leagues.
CBS facing logistical woes with coverage
March 19, 2003
The seemingly imminent U.S.-Iraq war has sent CBS scrambling to try to ensure the NCAA Tournament is televised in some form if games are pre-empted by news coverage.
NIT Roundup: Tar Heels win first-round game against DePaul, 83-72
March 19, 2003
David Noel scored a season-high 21 points and Rashad McCants added 19 as North Carolina won its NIT first-round game, 83-72, Tuesday night against DePaul.
NBA Briefs
March 19, 2003
¢ Blazers’ Pippen has knee surgery ¢ Orlando’s Hill undergoes surgery on left ankle
Notebook: League cancels season opener in Tokyo
Oakland-Seattle series scrapped because of security concerns, threat of war
March 19, 2003
Major league baseball canceled the season-opening series in Japan between Seattle and Oakland because of the threat of war in Iraq.
Spring Training Roundup: Mariners cut Wright after poor outing
March 19, 2003
Jamey Wright was cut after a poor start for Seattle.
Tampa Bay releases LHS grad Stevens
Veteran has been with three teams in past two years
March 19, 2003
Lee Stevens is looking for a pro baseball job again. Stevens, a 1986 Lawrence High graduate, was released by Tampa Bay Tuesday.
Els sustains sore wrist from hitting punching bag
March 19, 2003
Ernie Els wanted to be in fighting shape when he arrived at the Bay Hill Invitational for his first stroke-play tournament of the year with Tiger Woods.
Oscar L. Turner
March 19, 2003
Free State’s Wooden repeats on all-league
March 19, 2003
For the second straight season, Free State High senior Keith Wooden has been named to the All-Sunflower League boys basketball team, chosen by league coaches.
NBA Roundup: Nets cling to top spot
Celtics drop Atlantic showdown
March 19, 2003
Richard Jefferson and the New Jersey Nets are rolling again at the right time.
W. or WWW?
March 19, 2003
Judge upholds Sunday sales
March 19, 2003
Liquor stores in Wyandotte County can continue to sell their alcoholic wares seven days a week after a judge ruled Tuesday the county can legally opt out of the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales.
Potatoes, onions thrive in cooler temperatures
March 19, 2003
Temperatures spiked into the 70s during the weekend, just in time for the unofficial start of the vegetable gardening season.
Recipes
March 19, 2003
The Chick Anarkali and Basmati Pilaf recipes are provided by Purviz Birdie, Lawrence.
Platinum’ a rare hip-hop venture
UPN will try six episodes of drama about music empire
March 19, 2003
“Platinum,” a UPN series billed as the first network hip-hop drama, is poised to make its debut next month.
Downtown’s giant elm cut down
March 19, 2003
Tim Nauman said he isn’t a tree-hugger. But he was still sorry to see the 75-foot-tall elm tree near Eighth and Rhode Island streets cut down piece by piece Tuesday morning.
Murder trial ends with conviction
Topekan found guilty of killing during drug-related kidnapping
March 19, 2003
A Douglas County jury convicted a man of a drug-related murder on Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean the case is solved.
Changing the world one stomach at a time
March 19, 2003
If we are what we eat, then we have certainly changed over the last 30 years.
KU students’ story to air on Animal Planet
March 19, 2003
A story taped for Kansas University’s KUJH-TV is scheduled to air next month on the cable network Animal Planet.
Sorenstam tests Colonial
Golfer to make season debut on women’s tour this week
March 19, 2003
Annika Sorenstam spent the weekend playing from the championship tees with Tiger Woods, and finding out what a test Colonial can be.
Claudette ‘Teenie’ Oldham
March 19, 2003
UNC-Asheville wins NCAA play-in game
March 19, 2003
Andre Smith looked into his teammates’ eyes and knew that the game was resting on his shoulders.
Students package gifts for deployed troops
March 19, 2003
There’s soap, paperback books, candy and board games. But the treasure in the gift boxes being sent this week to U.S. troops stationed in the Persian Gulf may be the letters and handmade greeting cards from Lawrence Catholic School students.
Lawmakers allot $100,000 to turn out lights at Docking building
March 19, 2003
Every night, the 12-story Docking State Office Building is ablaze with light from within. But it’s not because employees are working hard at their desks.
Lawrence family takes part in Meatout
Birdies make transition to vegetarianism
March 19, 2003
Whoever said that being a vegetarian means giving up good taste never had lunch with the Birdie family of Lawrence.
Iraqis make defense preparations in Baghdad
March 19, 2003
Iraqis prepared Tuesday to defend their nation against an American-led attack, stacking oil barrels and dry wood in parts of Baghdad — ready to be set afire in hopes of concealing targets during an aerial bombardment.
Candidate offers action plan
Schauner offers seven-point agenda for ‘smart growth’
March 19, 2003
Lawrence City Commission candidate David Schauner on Tuesday announced the “smart growth” plan he intends to pursue if elected.
Lawrence rally to show support for troops
March 19, 2003
A rally to show support for American military personnel will be at 5 p.m. today in front of the Douglas County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
Democrats too late to change tune on war
March 19, 2003
The president demonstrated Monday night that he understood a tested political axiom: If you do not like the news, make some of your own.
Dole gala draws bipartisan support
March 19, 2003
A former political ally of Sen. Bob Dole and a former political rival are scheduled to be at Kansas University this summer for the dedication of the Dole Institute of Politics.
Despite war, games should go on
March 19, 2003
The games should continue uninterrupted. Myles Brand, president of the NCAA, did the right thing by not stopping the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. The NCAA hockey tournament appears safe, too.
Jayhawks leave home for OKC
March 19, 2003
Its canal redevelopment may not be as long as the Riverwalk in San Antonio, its Bricktown area may not be as large as the West End in Dallas, and its renovated restaurants and clubs may not be as historic as Kansas City’s Westport.
Formula calculates risk of getting lung cancer
March 19, 2003
How long and how much you smoked, and how long it’s been since the last puff, make a difference in the risk of getting lung cancer.
Utah State knows magnitude of challenge
Aggies knocked off fifth-seeded Ohio State in 2001, but KU tougher task
March 19, 2003
Big West Conference member Utah State proved it could play with the big boys two years ago by shocking Big Ten power Ohio State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Longhorns want to hold on to No. 1
Top seed in South Regional hopes to avoid repeat of recent early-round losses
March 19, 2003
Texas knows all about early exits. Several of the Longhorns played in a first-round loss in the 2001 NCAA Tournament and experienced another one-and-done with last week’s Big 12 Conference tournament quarterfinal setback.
Road to Masters altered
It’s ‘not just about a golf tournament anymore’
March 19, 2003
The road to the Masters starts in Florida. For Tiger Woods, the first leg was only a short drive down the street from his house to the Bay Hill Invitational, a tournament he is trying to win for the fourth straight time.
Cooking Q&A: Bake and Take Day celebrates sharing
March 19, 2003
In past years I remember a special day, celebrated in March, known as Bake and Take Day. Is this day still observed?
Details emerge in Smart adbuction
March 19, 2003
Prosecutors charged a self-proclaimed prophet and his wife Tuesday with aggravated kidnapping and sexual assault in the abduction of Elizabeth Smart, disclosing for the first time details of the girl’s nine-month ordeal.
K.C. school district suspends teacher for choking student
March 19, 2003
The Kansas City School District, already investigating alleged employee misconduct at several of its schools, has suspended a middle school teacher for allegations that the teacher choked a student.
Senate panel approves report critical of Kline
AG’s primary opponent helped draft criticism suggesting more legislative oversight
March 19, 2003
A Senate committee has endorsed a budget report criticizing Atty. Gen. Phill Kline, drafted in part by a lawmaker who lost last year’s Republican primary race to Kline.
Coldwell Banker enters mortgage business
March 19, 2003
The trend of one-stop shopping has reached the Lawrence real estate industry.
Meatloaf recipe gets rid of ketchup
March 19, 2003
“Comfort food” may sound pillowy and plump, but it can qualify for a low-fat tag, too. It even can have flair and flavor — as in this slimmed-down recipe for sun-dried tomato meatloaf, stylishly bathed with red currant wine sauce.
Get criminal defamation off books
March 19, 2003
When I was a law student, I spent a great deal of time in the law library, especially during my first year. I would take breaks to eat and sleep and, every few hours, I would put down my textbooks for 10 minutes just to escape the tedium of the assigned cases.
People
March 19, 2003
¢ Dire Straits singer in accident ¢ Fergie’s father dies ¢ Actress thinks Oscar chances dim ¢ Statue will honor Wolfman Jack
Americans waiting for war
Area rallies planned to protest, support war
March 19, 2003
War with Iraq could be only hours away, and Kansans are preparing for it. For more than a month, requests for information about disaster kits have poured into the Douglas County American Red Cross office.
Foreign relations expert scheduled to speak at KU
March 19, 2003
An expert on U.S.-East Asian relations will discuss “Japanese Imperialism in the Age of Globalization” Tuesday at Kansas University.
Daily Ticker
March 19, 2003
Time will tell
March 19, 2003
It is disappointing so many are quick to suggest President Bush is leading the United States into a morass.
Livengood led NCAA committee
March 19, 2003
Jim Livengood, athletic director at Arizona University, is chair of the NCAA Division One men’s basketball committee charged with making the pairings for the 65-team bracket tournament.
Royals whip White Sox
March 19, 2003
Jon Garland is scheduled to pitch against Kansas City April 3 at Kauffman Stadium. He hopes he fares better than he did Tuesday.
Study: Alcohol in moderation good for brain
March 19, 2003
Already proving good for the heart, light to moderate alcohol use also may be good for the brain.
Briefly
March 19, 2003
¢ Wyoming: Snowstorm socks two states ¢ Washington, D.C.: Tractor standoff continues ¢ Cuba: U.S. diplomats curtailed ¢ West Bank: Prime minister post created
Horoscopes
March 19, 2003