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Annual pilgrimage to Orlando sounds a recurring theme
March 30, 2003
Every year, we return to Orlando, Fla. Instinct makes us do this. We are like the salmon who must swim upstream to spawn, and die. They are lucky. We must go to theme parks.
Violent cycle
March 30, 2003
Weather conditions, poor grain prices slow farm equipment sales
March 30, 2003
Sales of farm equipment are drying up as the effects of a drought that stretched across the nation’s farm belt last summer combine with an uncertain economy.
Web site offers tips for kids on the run
March 30, 2003
It’s that time again when the snow is finally melting, the flowers are blooming and children are outside running.
Old boneshakers sell for thousands
March 30, 2003
Bicycle riding is considered both fun and good exercise. In the 19th century, it was strenuous, difficult, dangerous and uncomfortable.
Smith leads KU to 6-1 rout, 0-0 tie
March 30, 2003
Kansas University posted a 6-1 soccer victory over the University of Iowa and tied the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 0-0, Saturday at the Iowa Soccer Complex.
Arizona bemoans turnovers
March 30, 2003
Down three. Seven seconds left. Who would Arizona go to? Seniors Jason Gardner and Luke Walton, of course.
Briefly
March 30, 2003
¢ LMH plans open house to dedicate unit ¢ Historical society offers to ID artifacts for free ¢ Sloan re-appointed to national committee ¢ University sets exams
Briefly
March 30, 2003
¢ Washington, D.C.: Pentagon may speed up flow of combat forces ¢ Maryland: Bush offers optimistic view of war’s progress ¢ Qatar: ‘Friendly fire’ may have killed Marines
Arts notes
March 30, 2003
¢ Professor’s composition part of symphony concert ¢ Topeka Ad Federation to hold art fund-raiser
Arts notes
March 30, 2003
¢ Shakespeare the focus of humanities lecture ¢ Environmental author to begin Haskell residency ¢ East Coast poet to sign books at Raven
Arts notes
March 30, 2003
¢ KU art graduate students stage thesis exhibitions ¢ Blues-folk-country artist to play Lawrence show ¢ Wetlands-inspired art wanted for exhibition
Arts notes
March 30, 2003
¢ Donors give paintings valued at $2.5 million ¢ Benefactor helps museum buy Reynolds portrait
Arts notes
March 30, 2003
¢ Local photographs displayed at United Way ¢ Baldwin City Theater issues audition call ¢ Free State graduate lands leading role
Skier hits slopes every day of season
March 30, 2003
Paul Schipper has skied through rain, ice and blizzards. He has skied through sickness, pain and injury. Whatever the cost, he has skied every single day that Sugarloaf USA has been open since 1981.
Birds in back yard make beautiful photos
March 30, 2003
As a wildlife photographer, I’m always keen to observe and photograph birds, whether it is in a nature preserve, or in my own back yard. I’ve found that birds are the most elusive creatures in the world.
Pierce propels Celtics
Boston bags 110-106 victory against Cavaliers
March 30, 2003
Paul Pierce was so concerned about his missed free throws, a triple-double wasn’t even in his thoughts.
Sebelius prefers slots
Casino ‘deal’ several steps off
March 30, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is downplaying the possibility of a casino and hotel-resort near the Kansas Speedway, instead throwing her support behind a proposal to allow slot machines at existing horse and dog racetracks.
Commission candidates debate tax abatements, city’s growth
March 30, 2003
Tax abatements were a hot topic Saturday morning during the final forum for candidates for Lawrence City Commission.
House bill would open foster care records for deaths, near-deaths
March 30, 2003
The records of children in foster care who die or nearly die would be opened under legislation the Kansas House approved Friday.
Illinois suit may interfere with state’s tobacco funds
March 30, 2003
An Illinois court judgment against a cigarette maker could disrupt payments of tobacco settlement funds to Kansas — and sink Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ proposal to issue bonds to help balance the budget, legislative leaders say.
Ethel Mayhew
March 30, 2003
Thousands rally for, against Iraq war
March 30, 2003
Massachusetts rallies both for and against the war with Iraq included a “die-in” at Boston Common and patriotic songs near a military reservation Saturday in two of many demonstrations across the nation.
Nonfiction prize winners announced
March 30, 2003
Books on slavery, the environment and American foreign policy have received awards from the J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project for nonfiction writing.
Times have a-changed for political music
March 30, 2003
A conspicuous absence of politically motivated music has given way to a wave of songs both protesting and supporting the war in Iraq.
20th-century futurist’s lost art rediscovered
Armed with monacle and airbrush, A.C. Radebaugh was ahead of his time
March 30, 2003
The post-World War II optimism that pervaded the nation extended to the not-too-distant future, with its promise of spaceship-traveled skyways whirring in a utopia of streamlined cityscapes.
Abstract art used to torment prisoners in Spain’s wartime torture chambers
March 30, 2003
It was torture with a creative flair : Build tiny cells that kept prisoners from sleeping, sitting or pacing, and decorate the walls with mind-bending art.
State-funded Cuban ballet company produces world-class dancers
March 30, 2003
It’s hot and muggy in the dance studio at Cuba’s National Ballet, but the aspiring ballerinas don’t seem to notice as they twirl and execute their moves to the piano music with scrupulous precision.
What are you reading?
March 30, 2003
Sisters pull clues from ‘Dog in the Picture’
Barbara and Jane Brackman document canine and American history in book
March 30, 2003
Nowadays, we call them man’s best friend. We buy them sweaters and fancy collars. Some pups even score visits to doggy spas or pet psychics.
Legendary dance troupe bound for Lied Center
Twyla Tharp will work with KU choreography students during rare visit with company
March 30, 2003
Modern dance legend Twyla Tharp has spent her five-decade career setting innovative choreography to provocative pieces of music by everyone from Beethoven to the Beach Boys.
KU thespians to stage 10-Minute Play Festival
March 30, 2003
Kansas University’s William Inge Memorial Theatre Series will cap off its 2002-2003 season with the 10-Minute Play Festival Tuesday through April 6 at the Inge Theatre in Murphy Hall.
Author to conduct Haskell residency
March 30, 2003
Haskell Indian Nations University professor Denise Low took her English class on a birdwatching trip last week at the Baker Wetlands to teach them about creative writing.
Veteran of first Gulf War hailed for gritty, uncompromising memoir
March 30, 2003
Twelve years ago, Marine sniper Anthony Swofford was in the middle of America’s first war against Saddam Hussein. He stalked Iraqi soldiers, rejoiced as enemy shells exploded around him and opened his mouth to catch petroleum drops raining from oil wells torched by Saddam’s men.
Lawrence School Board
District to consider school mergers
March 30, 2003
Agenda highlights ¢ 7 p.m. Monday ¢ 110 McDonald Drive
Summer vacation
Break outside results in growth for houseplants
March 30, 2003
As you make plans for your summer vacation, don’t forget your houseplants. They will be happy with a vacation a few feet away, outside the back door.
Selective enforcement
March 30, 2003
Why should the city hesitate to enforce city ordinances simply because people justify their offense as a political protest?
Wal-Mart looks overseas for growth
Retail giant saturates U.S. market, seeks to expand elsewhere
March 30, 2003
A Wal-Mart store bustles as customers roam the aisles in search of bargains and snap up free samples of tequila before bundling their purchases into waiting taxis.
Writers offer taste of what’s to come during public poetry readings
March 30, 2003
Books push without filling closet
March 30, 2003
It’s spring, and the urge to shop is almost overwhelming. The brightly colored frocks are practically calling your name from newly decorated store windows.
League lists pros, cons of school bond issue
March 30, 2003
The proposed $59 million bond issue for Lawrence public schools voters will find on the Tuesday ballot has been a controversial topic of discussion among residents for the past several months.
OSU blasts past KU
Cowboys hit three homers in 8-7 win
March 30, 2003
With the wind blowing and Oklahoma State’s power hitters gripping and ripping, Kansas University’s baseball team probably was happy to have allowed just three home runs Saturday.
Notebook: Jayhawk forward Graves on ‘Cloud Nine’
March 30, 2003
Jeff Graves grabbed the basketball and threw it high in the air, rejoicing after Kansas University’s 78-75 Elite Eight victory over Arizona Saturday at Arrowhead Pond.
Haas, Harrington tied
Woods trails leaders by five strokes
March 30, 2003
His peers call him the old man. They tease Jay Haas about wearing glasses that sit on the end of his nose when he reads the newspaper.
Meunier-Lebouc leads; Wie, 13, fires 66
March 30, 2003
On a day when Annika Sorenstam struggled and a French player led the Kraft Nabisco, a long- hitting 13-year-old gave fans a glimpse into the future of women’s golf.
Spring means it’s time to talk turkey
Here’s a newcomer’s guide to the esoteric lingo of the spring turkey hunter
March 30, 2003
Spring turkey season is just around the corner. Turkeys are April fools, and that means it’s time to talk turkey.
Skunk tales: Making scents of the furry, sometimes foul critters
March 30, 2003
Apologies to songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, but there was a dead skunk in the middle of the road as I was driving through Central Texas last month. Also a dead skunk on the shoulder of the road, a dead skunk in the ditch, etc.
Serena trips Capriati for title
Agassi, Moya paired in Nasdaq men’s final
March 30, 2003
Hot weather, a formidable foe, rowdy fans and the law of averages failed to faze Serena Williams.
Eisenhower statue begins trek
Sculpted in Lawrence, piece will represent Kansas in Washington
March 30, 2003
With Americans nearing week three of war with Iraq, the likeness of a leader who helped end a war nearly 60 years ago is about to be unveiled.
Ailing Bogans little help in UK’s blowout loss
March 30, 2003
Kentucky just wasn’t the same without a healthy Keith Bogans.
Briefly
March 30, 2003
¢ Dallas: Some American Airlines workers agree to pay cuts ¢ Qatar: Two Marines killed in Humvee accidents ¢ Illinois: Jury awards $250 million in U.S. Steel asbestos case ¢ Washington: Asian-American lawyers split on affirmative action case
School board candidate survey
March 30, 2003
Study finds therapy, exercise helpful to ailing Gulf War veterans
March 30, 2003
For years, doctors have been unable to recommend effective treatments for the chronic fatigue, pain, mental fuzziness and psychological distress among U.S. and European troops dispatched to the Persian Gulf in 1990-91. That’s finally changing, even as a new generation of soldiers heads to the region.
Jayhawks Collison, Hinrich reverse roles again
March 30, 2003
The roles were reversed. The results were the same.
Baseball set to open season where it finished last fall
March 30, 2003
Baseball picks up right where it left off last fall … in Anaheim, with John Lackey on the mound for the Angels before a lively crowd bearing ThunderStix and more than a barrel full of Rally Monkeys.
Gordon Parks warms to changes made in hometown Fort Scott
March 30, 2003
The lifelong bitterness he has felt toward his boyhood home of Fort Scott is waning.
Bush must work to align global opinion
March 30, 2003
The most pressing need that the Bush administration faces in the war on Iraq is to deploy a diplomatic strategy that reinforces its justified battlefield aims. The world’s only superpower has looked more like a midget in its early efforts to rally other governments and global opinion behind U.S. objectives.
State economic leader aims to shorten slowdown
Lt. Gov. Moore says Kansas faces challenges
March 30, 2003
In his dual role of lieutenant governor and secretary of the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing, John Moore spends much of his time watching two things — the health of the governor and the calendar.
Poetry out loud
Area wordsmiths gear up for inaugural poetry series
March 30, 2003
There’s something about a poem read aloud, extracted from the page and given audible life. “When a poem is published … that’s it. It’s nailed to the wall,” said Thomas Zvi Wilson, a Shawnee poet.
South Regional: Spartans get shot at Ford
Michigan State latest team to try to slow UT, sophomore guard
March 30, 2003
The day before the South Regional final, Texas’ T.J. Ford already was causing problems for Michigan State.
Alamodome hits home with Texas
March 30, 2003
With one more win today, the Texas Longhorns can add to their impressive list of accomplishments this season.
The Motley Fool
March 30, 2003
¢ Last week’s answer ¢ Gap’s not hot enough ¢ The pros doze ¢ Business models ¢ Calculating growth rates
New downtown gallery, Olive, ripe for challenge of filling ‘edgy’ niche
March 30, 2003
Kermit the Frog once lamented, “It’s not easy being green.” But Kansas University art students Jill Kleinhans and Bailey Kivett say they’re ripe for the challenge.
Board candidates transferred children
March 30, 2003
Two Lawrence school board candidates fighting to keep open “neighborhood” schools chose to transfer their children to schools outside assigned boundary areas.
Mysterious ladies’ becoming less so
March 30, 2003
Thirty years ago, scientists identified the sites in the brain where heroin and opium get processed.
Wilkens one loss from tying record
March 30, 2003
Lenny Wilkens has more wins than any coach in NBA history. Soon, he might have more losses, too.
Business briefs
March 30, 2003
Bookstore
March 30, 2003
Lullaby of peace
March 30, 2003
Abatement issue
March 30, 2003
Don’t fall for mutual funds that charge ‘loads’
March 30, 2003
Every now and then I write a column urging investors to steer clear of mutual funds that charge “loads,” which are up-front sales commissions that can run to 1, 2, 3, even 5 percent of the amount invested. There are so many funds out there you can always find a comparable fund that doesn’t charge a load.
Accessories can help freshen up drab look
March 30, 2003
It’s almost impossible to keep up with the comings and goings of fashion trends. Hemlines rise and fall; pant legs get skinny and then wide again; and often, designers will resuscitate the ‘60s or ‘50s only to drop them from the “It” radar just a mere season later.
Women who’ve had C-sections find they’re doomed to repeat them
March 30, 2003
Both of Christine Simonds’ children were delivered by Cesarean section and, as the arrival of her third approaches in April, she is determined to experience birth the old-fashioned way — even if that means sneaking behind her doctor’s back.
Support grows for idea of ‘strong mayor’ in city
March 30, 2003
Sue Hack says she’s just gotten the hang of being Lawrence mayor. Now it’s time for her to give up the job — her term is over.
Duvall dances into best roles of his career
March 30, 2003
Many actors in their 70s gripe that they’re lucky to land marginal roles as somebody’s grandpa. Not so with Robert Duvall, who says he’s getting more acting offers the older he gets.
Fans revel as Van Gogh turns 150
March 30, 2003
If Vincent van Gogh were alive for his 150th birthday celebration today, he probably wouldn’t know if he should laugh or cry.
Mayer: College basketball lacking continuity
March 30, 2003
Brash comedian Wanda Sykes was asked by Jay Leno if she’d become caught up in college basketball’s March Madness.
Spring Fling fun for all ages
March 30, 2003
Willow Garcia’s first cycling race at the Mojo’s Spring Fling Criterium Cycling Series seemed like an out-of-this-world event.
Duke fends off feisty Georgia, 66-63
March 30, 2003
Duke showed it can rely on more than just All-American Alana Beard.
UCLA grad: Stay at KU, Roy
Transplanted Jayhawk shuns L.A. school
March 30, 2003
Attorney Lisa Henoch can make a pretty strong case for Kansas University’s Roy Williams to reject any overtures from UCLA regarding the school’s vacant head-coaching job.
Williams earns another shot at title
March 30, 2003
It has been a long, hard basketball season for Roy Williams. It isn’t over yet.
Nemechek takes Busch race
March 30, 2003
Joe Nemechek won his second Busch Series race of the season Saturday, fittingly crossing the finish line under caution in an event marred by two red flags and eight other caution periods at Texas Motor Speedway.
American League Preview: Angels will struggle to repeat
Yankees, Twins, Athletics best bets to win divisions
March 30, 2003
Darin Erstad and the Anaheim Angels haven’t even gotten their World Series rings yet, and they already know the skeptics doubt whether they can repeat as champions.
1800: Next stop: New Orleans
Jayhawks clip ‘Cats, return to Final Four
March 30, 2003
Kirk Hinrich sat alone on Kansas University’s bench, his head in his hands as his teammates practiced before Saturday’s NCAA West Regional Final at Arrowhead Pond.
City Commission candidate survey
March 30, 2003
Pests need to be eliminated early
March 30, 2003
Children’s stories often relate the adventures of furry rabbits or frolicsome mice with human-like qualities. They “speak” to each other, get “married” and raise their babies. Their lives are much like ours. And their homes are our homes.
Treatment necessary to counter ants
March 30, 2003
For many of us, our homes are safe, warm and perfect for raising families. Unfortunately, many pests have realized this as well.
Briefly
March 30, 2003
¢ New Jersey: Siblings found dead in apartment ¢ Los Angeles: Report: City may have helped Enron rig market ¢ Pakistan: Militants deny charges in U.S. Consulate attack ¢ Russia: Chechen rebels kill six soldiers, two riot police
WIBW video: Seniors proud of team’s effort
March 30, 2003
WIBW sports reports on the reaction of KU seniors Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison to their win over the Arizona Wildcats in the West Regional finals of the NCAA tournament.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
March 30, 2003
SWJHS support
March 30, 2003
Opposing view
March 30, 2003
Reading focus
March 30, 2003
Wage impact
March 30, 2003
Truth watch
March 30, 2003
Facts reiterated
March 30, 2003
For all students
March 30, 2003
Heart vs. mind
March 30, 2003
Bond opposition
March 30, 2003
Balancing needs
March 30, 2003
South issues
March 30, 2003
Agenda set?
March 30, 2003
Lawrence Commuter Report
March 30, 2003
Briefcase
March 30, 2003
¢ Worker productivity dips during March madness ¢ Survey: Economy taking toll on credit card debtors ¢ Motley Fool: Name that company
Iraq conflict causes travel repercussions
March 30, 2003
War reverberated throughout the world of travel last week as government officials, the travel industry and travelers themselves responded to warnings that war in Iraq would likely spur terrorists into action.
Travel briefs
March 30, 2003
¢ ‘Big Fat Greek’ cruise to sail this summer ¢ Choose your bed linens at Italian hideaway ¢ Belize festivals honor cashews, lobsters ¢ Florida book outlines self-guided driving tours
Lyric Opera announces 2003-2004 season
March 30, 2003
The Lyric Opera of Kansas City has announced the programs for its 46th season.
Harlem theater troupe finds audience outside its home turf
March 30, 2003
Black actors coax a white woman from the audience to the stage. There, bathed in awkwardness, she reluctantly launches into a minstrel dance.
New hair product line gentle on nature
March 30, 2003
Robert Hallowell earned the nickname “the Kitchen Beautician” for his propensity for whipping up hair products for his celebrity clients out of what he found in their gardens, refrigerators and kitchen cupboards.
Sunlight, moisture help bulbs stay alive
March 30, 2003
Many gardeners can’t bear to discard bulbs after they have been forced to blossom in winter. That is the usual recommendation for what to do with these plants because they cannot be forced to bloom again.
Owners should consider buying plenty of insurance
March 30, 2003
Do owners of an in-ground swimming pool need extra liability insurance? If so, how much, and what are some options? I’ve had an umbrella policy for years, but now teenage drivers in the family are making that costly. Are there ways to insure against the liability of only the pool?
Heartworm prevention crucial before summer
March 30, 2003
Spring has sprung, and the arrival of warm weather and spring rains mean our mosquito population is about to undergo its annual explosion.
Martin R. ‘Mart’ Jeffers
March 30, 2003
Richard Lee Sims
March 30, 2003
War, deficits challenge GOP tax cuts
March 30, 2003
Only two of the six Kansans in Congress have voted for President Bush’s $726 billion tax cut plan. The others are either opposed it or voted for half of what Bush wants.
N.Y.C. begins smoking ban in nightclubs
March 30, 2003
In a smoke-choked Manhattan tavern, Cynthia Candiotti asked a neighbor for a light and took a deep drag on her cigarette, savoring a last barstool puff before the city outlawed smoking in bars and nightclubs.
Suicide attack in Iraqi arsenal
Car-bombing at checkpoint kills 4 Americans
March 30, 2003
As squadrons of American and British warplanes pounded Iraqi defenses around Baghdad, a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden taxi Saturday at a U.S. checkpoint near the contested city of Najaf, killing four U.S. soldiers in the first such attack of the war.
School bond issues find mixed receptions in state
March 30, 2003
Shawnee Heights schools Supt. Gary Reynolds felt the sting of school-bond defeat not once, but twice, in the past year.
TV viewers begin to exhibit combat fatigue, study shows
March 30, 2003
Television viewers are showing their first signs of war fatigue, according to a poll released Friday.
Sunday news shows announce guest lineups
March 30, 2003
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
State Regional
March 30, 2003
¢ Wichitan gets 50 years for killing girlfriend ¢ Cessna engineering leader dies of cancer ¢ Former pastor pleads to attempted theft
Yellow bicycle program set to roll at university
March 30, 2003
Yellow bikes are about to invade Kansas University’s campus. A system of community bikes is expected to arrive in a few weeks, allowing participants in the Yellow Bike program to ride them on campus and drop them off for others to ride.
Rejection of bond likely won’t end effort
March 30, 2003
If Lawrence voters reject the school district’s proposed $59 million bond issue Tuesday, there is little doubt they’ll face a revised bond in the near future.
Wife of ex-president sought in death of his predecessor
March 30, 2003
There are “credible suspicions” the wife of former President Slobodan Milosevic was involved in the murder of her husband’s predecessor, and she must return from Russia immediately for questioning, Serbia authorities said Saturday.
Board hopefuls discuss bond, vo-tech programs
March 30, 2003
All eight candidates for Lawrence school board Saturday endorsed expansion of the district’s vocational-technical programs.
Local Briefs
March 30, 2003
¢ Assault reported at felling ¢ Election: Bond issue ad in error
Gasoline: Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence
March 30, 2003
The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.52 at Phillips 66 at Sixth and Michigan streets, Dillons at 3000 W. Sixth St., and Citgo at Ninth and Iowa streets.
Area Briefs
March 30, 2003
¢ Three die when car hits tree in Leavenworth ¢ LHS musical groups to perform free concert ¢ KU students play host to public relations event ¢ Chalk-a-thon slated on South Park sidewalks
On the record
March 30, 2003
Mystery illness infects hundreds
WHO doctor who identified disease among its victims
March 30, 2003
Fear gripped Hong Kong as the number of people suffering from a deadly flu-like disease increased sharply Saturday.
CDC still has no effective treatment for disease
March 30, 2003
U.S. health officials said Saturday that none of the antiviral drugs and other treatment they had tested were effective against a flu-like disease that has killed at least 54 people and sickened nearly 1,500 others.
Afghanistan ambush kills two U.S. soldiers
March 30, 2003
Four gunmen on motorcycles ambushed a U.S. military reconnaissance patrol in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing two U.S. soldiers, officials said. Another American and three Afghan soldiers were wounded.
Turkish prime minister helped end hijacking
March 30, 2003
A 20-year-old man who used a razor blade and candles disguised as explosives to hijack a Turkish Airlines flight was persuaded by Turkey’s prime minister to release his hostages after the plane landed in Athens.
Jayhawks celebrate ‘93 squad
March 30, 2003
Prior to Kansas University’s 8-7 baseball loss Saturday against Oklahoma State, the Jayhawks took time to honor the 1993 College World Series team.
Kansas tennis blasted by Baylor
March 30, 2003
Kansas University’s tennis team was ripped by Baylor, 6-1, Saturday.
Villanova conquers Colorado
March 30, 2003
A gift from a longtime friend brought Villanova coach Harry Perretta luck, and a pair of upperclassmen provided the Wildcats with another important victory.
Volunteers win big — at home — again, 86-58
March 30, 2003
One more home victory, and Tennessee will have to pack its bags for the first time in this NCAA Tournament.
KU signee Wilkes nervous observer
March 30, 2003
Omar Wilkes had a good seat Saturday at Arrowhead Pond for Kansas University’s 78-75 NCAA West Regional final victory against Arizona.
Racing groove dictates passing at Texas track
March 30, 2003
The trail of rubber on the racing surface at Texas Motor Speedway shows the safest way around the 1 1/2-mile oval.
KC drops spring finale - Rockies 7, Royals 3
March 30, 2003
Shawn Chacon capped a stellar spring by pitching five strong innings, and Mark Sweeney and Gabe Kapler drove in two runs apiece to lead Colorado past Kansas City, 7-3, Saturday.
WIBW video: ‘Hawks headed to New Orleans
March 30, 2003
WIBW sports reports on the reaction of some members of the KU men’s basketball team to their NCAA West Regional finals win over Arizona.
Douglas County Senior Services
March 30, 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.
People
March 30, 2003
¢ Letterman plans return ¢ Vaughn gets birthday punch ¢ Brown donates tickets to troops ¢ Ross will share pain in book
Right Between the Ears wins national award
March 30, 2003
Right Between the Ears, the Kansas Public Radio comedy troupe, has received a Golden Reel Award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.
Final Four!
Kansas headed to New Orleans after defeating Arizona, 78-75
March 30, 2003
Kirk Hinrich blocked a shot. Jason Gardner missed a three-pointer. The buzzer sounded, preserving Kansas University’s 78-75 victory and a trip to this week’s Final Four in New Orleans.
N. Korea cites Iraqi war in ruling out compromise
March 30, 2003
North Korea on Saturday pointed to the weapons inspections that preceded the war in Iraq as a reason not to compromise in its own standoff with the United States.
This Marquette squad would make Al McGuire proud
March 30, 2003
Make room, Al McGuire. Move over, Butch Lee, Bo Ellis and friends. Marquette basketball is back where you left it three decades ago.
East Regional: Defense will decide OU-Syracuse
March 30, 2003
One team plays tough man-to-man defense, stifling teams on the perimeter.
Report: Players split over Doherty
March 30, 2003
His evaluation into men’s basketball coach Matt Doherty almost complete, North Carolina athletics director Dick Baddour soon will become a jury of one and determine Doherty’s fate for the 2003-04 season.
Royals Preview: 2003 designated ‘rebuilding’ year
Inexperienced K.C. team promises little
March 30, 2003
Most major-league teams select their opening-day starter based on arms. The Kansas City Royals made their call because of heads — and tails.
National League Preview: Braves stellar; Astros, Dodgers improved
March 30, 2003
As always, the Atlanta Braves plan to ride their outstanding starting rotation right back into the playoffs. Only this time they’re counting on a different set of arms.
Spring Training Roundup: Braves lose another pitcher
Atlanta starter Hampton joins Byrd on disabled list
March 30, 2003
Mike Hampton joined Paul Byrd on the disabled list Saturday, another blow to the Atlanta Braves’ starting rotation heading into the start of the season.
Marquette streaks past Kentucky
Golden Eagles earn spot in Final Four
March 30, 2003
Dwyane Wade sailed high above a defense that had carried Kentucky all season, slamming the ball through the hoop repeatedly in a stunning game few people expected.
Woodling: KU’s Collison, Hinrich perfect complements
March 30, 2003
You can’t have a teeter without a totter, you can’t have yin without yang, and you can’t have ebb without flow.
Reservists refreshed for war
March 30, 2003
Like other Army reservists in his military police unit, Staff Sgt. Jeff Chubb is eager to do his job, probably guarding Iraqi prisoners of war.
State & Region War Briefs
March 30, 2003
¢ Brownback addresses soldiers at Fort Riley ¢ Tritt entertains troops ¢ FBI to question Iraqis who live in Missouri ¢ Blunt denounces Iraq’s treatment of POWs
Pets with cancer need good diet
March 30, 2003
What is the best diet for my cat Bentley to eat? He was recently diagnosed with cancer, and I want to make sure I’m feeding him the best diet to help him recover.
Wartime journeys require preparation, patience
Travelers should be ready for additional delays, rules
March 30, 2003
The invasion of Iraq may be occurring on the other side of the globe, but the effects will be felt by travelers everywhere, from the corner gas station to the local airport.
Sprawling issue
March 30, 2003
Briefly
March 30, 2003
¢ Pakistan: U.S. bans supplies to nuclear facility ¢ Gaza Strip: New prime minister works to form Cabinet ¢ New Jersey: Mother of starved boys is returned to prison ¢ New Mexico: U.S. employees missing in mountains found alive