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Archive for Monday, March 31, 2003

Also from March 31

Births
On the street
Polls
Would you favor a sales tax increase to provide more money for Lawrence teacher salaries?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
80%
No.
 
18%
Undecided.
 
0%
Other.
 
0%
Total 5198

All stories

Protest targets downtown
Businesses spray-painted with antiwar graffiti
March 31, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 3:50 p.m.) Someone spray-painted antiwar graffiti along the city’s main drag overnight.
County officials preparing for high turnout in Tuesday’s election
March 31, 2003
(Web Posted Monday at 2:50 p.m.) Douglas County election officials are getting ready for what could be a heavier-than-normal turnout in Tuesday’s local election.
Orangemen oust Sooners, 63-47
March 31, 2003
Syracuse’s Carmelo Anthony cut the down the net, then stuck strands underneath his brand-new white cap that showed the next stop for the Orangemen: New Orleans.
Royals playing game ‘right way’
March 31, 2003
With 1999 still fresh in their minds, Kansas City fans know better than anyone how deceptive spring training records can be.
Players Championship all Love
Golfer records ‘incredible round’ to win by six strokes
March 31, 2003
The guys playing alongside and behind him called it one of the greatest rounds they had ever seen.
Newman gets second career victory
March 31, 2003
Things finally went right for Ryan Newman. First, he caught a break when half the drivers on the lead lap made green-flag pit stops before a caution flag allowed Newman to make his stop without losing ground.
Ways to put tax refund to work
Using money to pay off credit cards tops list
March 31, 2003
Lucky enough to get a refund check from the IRS and not sure what to do with it? Here are five ideas for that or any other chunk of change you might have sitting in your checking account or stuffed under your mattress:
On the money
March 31, 2003
Identity theft has become a popular and fast-growing form of financial fraud. Millions of dollars are lost each year when confidential financial information, such as Social Security numbers and credit-card accounts, is compromised.
AMC aims high for new audience
March 31, 2003
American Movie Classics wants a younger, hipper audience. Time was, one associated AMC with its former host Bob Dorian and films like Ginger Rogers’ 1940 Oscar vehicle “Kitty Foyle.”
Head of State’ wins campaign for box office
March 31, 2003
Audiences gave their votes to Chris Rock and put his presidential farce “Head of State” in the lead with a weekend box office of $14 million.
Suicide bombing in Israel called ‘gift’ to people of Iraq
March 31, 2003
A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday near the unguarded entrance to a crowded cafe in this seaside city, injuring more than 50 people.
Parkinson’s drug shows promise
March 31, 2003
A preliminary trial to test the safety of a drug in people with Parkinson’s disease surprised scientists when all five patients showed measurable improvement.
Mystery illness causes new worries in Hong Kong, Canada
March 31, 2003
Dozens more people at a Hong Kong apartment complex contracted a flu-like disease to bring the number there to 213, health officials said Monday, as the mystery illness with no known treatment continued its spread.
Briefly
March 31, 2003
¢ Afghanistan: Rockets fired into capital ¢ Michigan: Gunman ends feud at church ¢ Virginia: Airline out of bankruptcy
M. Monteen Lucas
March 31, 2003
Placing blame
March 31, 2003
The U.S. military shouldn’t compromise its own safety and effectiveness in an effort to shield Iraqi civilians who Saddam Hussein has put in harm’s way.
Infill ideas
March 31, 2003
Ignorant to facts
March 31, 2003
Hypocritical stand
March 31, 2003
Journalist says war plan failed
NBC reporter’s interview may draw ire of war supporters
March 31, 2003
Journalist Peter Arnett, covering the war from Baghdad, told state-run Iraqi TV in an interview aired Sunday that the American-led coalition’s first war plan had failed because of Iraq’s resistance and said strategists are “trying to write another war plan.”
Chain of command was divided
March 31, 2003
Saddam Hussein set up a system giving his most trusted lieutenants and local tribal leaders the power to mount a guerrilla campaign or other military measures without waiting for his orders.
Prudery attack
March 31, 2003
Call for peace
March 31, 2003
Meldean Pearson
March 31, 2003
Free speech
March 31, 2003
Habitat help
March 31, 2003
Class lauded
March 31, 2003
Deserved raise
March 31, 2003
U.S. soldiers survive week lost in desert
March 31, 2003
They gave away much of their food to Iraqis. They drew “SOS” in the sand. One of them passed the time writing poems to his wife.
New system slows down Wichita’s public safety
March 31, 2003
Wichita’s new public safety computer system should improve and speed up crime data management. But for now, it’s slowing things down.
Rural Kansan nears 105
March 31, 2003
Opal Dickenson’s memories go way back. She remembers riding in a covered wagon with her parents, who lived in several different towns across the Kansas countryside.
Wal-Mart increases Fortune 500 lead
March 31, 2003
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. solidified its position atop the Fortune 500 rankings as the nation’s need for affordable staples boosted the retailer’s revenue in 2002.
NYC suspect in shootings cites 9-11 motivation
March 31, 2003
A man who allegedly wanted to harm people of Middle Eastern descent because of his anger over the World Trade Center attack has been arrested in a string of New York workplace shootings that left four people dead.
Angels open with thud — again
March 31, 2003
The ThunderStix and rally monkeys were out in force, and Game Seven winner John Lackey was on the mound.
Spring Training Roundup: Franklin pitches Seattle past San Francisco, 3-1
March 31, 2003
Just hours before the regular season began Sunday, the Seattle Mariners and San Francisco Giants wrapped up the spring training schedule.
On the record
March 31, 2003
People
March 31, 2003
¢ Filmmaker hears drug stories ¢ Zora comes home ¢ Ringo takes ‘spiritual plane’
Cutting debts
Author offers rules to leading healthier financial lifestyle
March 31, 2003
Money troubles start young. Bankruptcies filed by people under age 25 soared almost 100 percent nationwide from 1991 to 1999.
NBA Roundup: Mavs hammer Wolves
Dallas hangs 119-95 defeat on flagging Minnesota
March 31, 2003
The Mavericks strengthened their hold on first place in the West, while the Timberwolves let another chance for home-court advantage slip away.
Roundup: LSU topples La. Tech
Connecticut, Purdue also advance to Elite Eight
March 31, 2003
Temeka Johnson and Sue Gunter could see just fine without their glasses — and their first trip to the Final Four is definitely in sight.
Final Four on line
Texas Tech, Duke to clash in regional final
March 31, 2003
Alana Beard has received all the attention for Duke this season. But Iciss Tillis and Mistie Bass helped the Blue Devils reach the Midwest Regional final.
Federal budget facts feed class warfare
March 31, 2003
I am about to conduct class warfare — not because it’s my ideological preference but because the facts compel it.
Lawrence city commission
March 31, 2003
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25.
Versatile Marquette has eye on title
March 31, 2003
Marquette was marvelous, and the reward for the versatile Golden Eagles and energetic coach Tom Crean is what they believed was possible all season — a trip to the Final Four.
Season gets into full swing
Sosa, Matsui, new ball park among story lines
March 31, 2003
Sammy Sosa takes a shot at history, Hideki Matsui makes his major league debut, and most fans get their first look at Great American Ball Park as baseball gets into full swing today.
On our side?
March 31, 2003
Shock and awe?
March 31, 2003
Shiite holy city of Najaf encircled
March 31, 2003
The U.S. Army encircled the Shiite holy city of Najaf on Sunday and said it killed about 100 paramilitary fighters and captured about 50 Iraqis.
Kansas Public Radio moves to new, bigger building
March 31, 2003
Lawrence listeners probably haven’t noticed, but Kansas Public Radio is amid a whirlwind of changes.
Lois Mae Rowe
March 31, 2003
Even enforcement
March 31, 2003
Suicide attacker’s family rewarded
Islamic Jihad sends more bombers to Iraq
March 31, 2003
Iraq gave $34,000 to the family of an Iraqi army officer who killed four U.S. soldiers in a suicide attack, and the leader of the militant group Islamic Jihad said Sunday its volunteers had gone to Baghdad for similar bombing missions against the “American invasion.”
Anti-abortion phone company puts profits on line
March 31, 2003
In a new twist on dialing for dollars, the Christian Coalition of America and several other pro-family lobbies are raising money by encouraging members to sign up with an anti-abortion phone company that gives its profits to the groups.
KU earned national title against UA
March 31, 2003
They danced on the court, even stiff little Roy Williams scuffing leather across hardwood B-boy style.
Graves makes waves
Junior contributing after struggling last fall
March 31, 2003
Jeff Graves looked more like Santa Claus, Minnesota Fats and/or the Pillsbury Doughboy than a major-college basketball player in August when every other member of Kansas University’s basketball team lapped the 6-foot-9, 293-pounder in the Jayhawks’ back-to-school 12-minute run at Memorial Stadium.
Notebook: Jayhawks savoring Final Four berth
March 31, 2003
The euphoria of reaching the Final Four for the second straight season hadn’t subsided Sunday in Lawrence.
Board of Regents tries to keep nonconstruction costs down
March 31, 2003
Managers of $120 million in bond-financed building projects at three Kansas Board of Regents universities are determined to keep nonconstruction costs of the project below 15 percent, officials say.
Field fire survivor was seeking better life
March 31, 2003
He’s the oldest of seven children from a dusty, destitute village in eastern Guatemala called Chiquimila, and the first in his family to learn how to read and write.
Future still uncertain for some buildings near trade center site
March 31, 2003
Eighteen months after the World Trade Center was destroyed, several surrounding office buildings are still closed and the future of the largest remains uncertain.
Local Briefs
March 31, 2003
¢ KU names finalist for vice provost job ¢ Shawnee county: Whistleblower case headed for trial ¢ Lecture series: Women’s researcher to speak at KU forum
Gasoline: Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence
March 31, 2003
The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.50 at the Citgo at Ninth and Iowa streets.
Wilma Jean Reynolds
March 31, 2003
Harvey R. Herrstrom
March 31, 2003
Courage contrast
March 31, 2003
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
March 31, 2003
Elwell Lions’ top returner
Firebirds boast ‘experienced group’
March 31, 2003
When Lawrence High’s boys tennis team opens its season in Tuesday’s dual at Emporia, most of the attention will be on LHS senior Scott Elwell.
Horoscopes
March 31, 2003
Longhorns lasso last Final Four spot
March 31, 2003
As the final seconds ticked off, T.J. Ford dribbled to halfcourt, flashed the “Hook ‘em Horns” sign to a sea of burnt orange in the crowd and hugged his grinning coach.
Jayhawks return to roost
Thousands stay up to greet KU’s finest
March 31, 2003
They waived signs praising “Amazing Graves” and “Captain Kirk,” chanted the Rock Chalk, cheered and gave each other high fives for nearly three hours until their heroes arrived.
March to Baghdad advances in cautious steps
March 31, 2003
Allied soldiers inched toward Baghdad on Sunday and pressed their campaign on a southern redoubt of Saddam Hussein loyalists, trying at every turn to gain trust from Iraqi citizens and stay safe from those who may be combatants in disguise.
Alumnus: Wetlands are burial ground
Former Haskell student signs affidavit stating he saw human remains
March 31, 2003
In what may be a first in the battle over the proposed route of a Lawrence bypass through wetlands on the city’s south side, a former Haskell Indian Nations University student has filed a sworn affidavit stating he twice found human remains in the wetlands.
Videophones help bring latest scenes of war to TV sets
March 31, 2003
“Dad?” the voice questioned on the other end. “We’re going downtown, then over to Jenny’s.”
Cowboys pound KU
March 31, 2003
It was one of those days. Just two batters into Kansas University’s 16-6 baseball loss Sunday against Oklahoma State, the Cowboys already were up 2-0 on a long home run by outfielder Jose Virgil.
FSHS boys win Wichita invitational
March 31, 2003
Free State High’s boys track team opened its season by winning the Wichita Southeast Invitational Saturday, while the girls’ team finished second.
Carey sparks ‘Horns in return to Stanford
March 31, 2003
How quickly Jamie Carey felt at home again in Maples Pavilion — even in a Texas uniform. The Stanford fans still cheered her name, and they still wore her number.
Laws limit financing for different school purposes
March 31, 2003
A school bond to generate money for Lawrence teacher salaries might be popular with voters. Just one problem.
Eudora Police chief retires
Bill Long has seen many changes since taking charge in 1974
March 31, 2003
When Bill Long became a part-time Eudora Police officer in 1968, the department had just one full-time officer — the police chief.