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St. Patrick’s Day Parade to feature military theme
February 25, 2004
You can expect a few more military floats than usual in next month’s 17th annual Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade — supporters are dedicating the parade to those in the U.S. military. The Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Committee is encouraging veterans, military personnel and their families to participate in the March 17 parade.
Eudora sweeps De Soto
Kracl again dominant; boys win late
February 25, 2004
On Senior Night, Eudora High relied on its stalwart for one more standout performance. Cardinals’ senior forward Lauren Kracl had another day at the office with a team-high 26 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks in a 50-44 win Tuesday over De Soto.
Political anti-Semitism gains momentum
February 25, 2004
It used to be said that anti-Catholicism was the anti-Semitism of the intellectuals. Today, anti-Semitism is the anti-Semitism of the intellectuals.
Morocco earthquake kills hundreds
February 25, 2004
A powerful earthquake Tuesday devastated an isolated, picturesque region of northern Morocco, killing more than 560 people as they slept, injuring hundreds more and laying ruin to villages that suffered for decades under government neglect.
Buffaloes clobber Jayhawks
CU’s Barry claims 500th career victory
February 25, 2004
Kate Fagan had 20 points, and coach Ceal Barry earned her 500th career victory when No. 14 Colorado downed Kansas University, 75-56, in women’s college basketball Tuesday.
Bush presses for ban on gay marriages
Call for amendment leads to charge of pandering to right-wing supporters
February 25, 2004
President Bush urged approval of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriages on Tuesday, pushing a divisive social issue to the center of the election campaign and setting a clear policy contrast with Democratic challengers John Kerry and John Edwards.
Pembroke Hill pounds Baldwin; Tongie, SFT cruise
February 25, 2004
Maybe Baldwin High should have left this date on its girls basketball schedule open.
Louis S. Barberich
February 25, 2004
Garciaparra hurt by talk of trade
Shortstop thought he was history in Boston; Sosa mum on steroids
February 25, 2004
Nomar Garciaparra was hurt by Boston’s attempt to trade him during the offseason and was a little surprised to be back with the Red Sox for 2004.
It’s time to start growing garden vegetables indoors
February 25, 2004
The planting dates for most garden vegetables are at least six weeks away, but gardeners who want to grow their own plants need to be starting them indoors now.
Review: Wainwright delivers energetic show
February 25, 2004
Rufus Wainwright wasted no time bonding with his Liberty Hall audience Monday night. “So, I’m back,” he said. “Have you missed me?”
Horoscopes
February 25, 2004
Area residents set to mark Lent at Ash Wednesday services
February 25, 2004
Thousands of Christians across Lawrence will join millions of others around the globe today in marking Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Lenten season of penitence.
Firebirds slip past Lancers
FSHS tops SM East, 58-55, with late rally
February 25, 2004
Wearing seldom-used all-black uniforms, Free State High boys basketball team members looked like cat burglars Tuesday. The Firebirds weren’t supposed to win against Shawnee Mission East. Not with the offense shooting enough bricks to build a silo.
The City Hall report
Weekly review of city government
February 25, 2004
¢ Intersections targeted for safety changes ¢ Sixth Street repaving set for summer ¢ Reconstruction ordered in N.W. Lawrence ¢ Rick’s Place passes site plan check ¢ Bike helmet ordinance coasts to approval ¢ Schedule
Jayhawks aim for top-three finish at league
Kansas swimmers hope to earn NCAA bids during Big 12 championship meet
February 25, 2004
It’s not often that a high school athletic team inspires its collegiate counterpart. But that’s exactly what Kansas swimming coach Clark Campbell said happened when Free State’s boys swimming team won the school’s first state title last weekend.
Spurs enjoy hometown fun
San Antonio returns from road trip, clips Houston
February 25, 2004
fter a long and successful road trip, the San Antonio Spurs remember how to win at home, too.
Mizzou stuns Oklahoma State in 2OTs
February 25, 2004
Rickey Paulding and Arthur Johnson picked the right time to live up the preseason hype.
Late three-pointer propels Virginia past North Carolina
February 25, 2004
Todd Billet did it again. Billet hit his third decisive three-pointer in four games, connecting with 13 seconds left for his only field goal of the second half Tuesday night and giving Virginia a 74-72 victory over No. 12 North Carolina.
KU reports record spring enrollment
February 25, 2004
More students are on Kansas University’s three campuses now than any spring semester in history. A record 27,772 students are enrolled this semester, up 1.1 percent from spring 2003, the university said Tuesday. The previous spring record of 27,569 was set in 1993.
CIA director warns of new threats from radical groups
February 25, 2004
Islamic extremist groups fueled by al-Qaida’s “destructive expertise” now pose the greatest threat to Americans here and overseas, CIA Director George Tenet said Tuesday in his annual worldwide threat assessment to Congress.
Briefly
February 25, 2004
¢ Sixth-grader suspended for swimsuit issue ¢ Mars rover drills for water in rock ¢ Cronkite joins campaign against Medicare plan ¢ Spacewalk will leave space station empty ¢ America’s oldest man dies at age 114 ¢ Greyhound must pay diabetic who fell ill ¢ Attorney general cited for drunken driving
Boys roundup: Cyclones suffer third straight loss
February 25, 2004
Kansas City Sumner outscored Ottawa High’s boys 12-7 Tuesday in overtime, handing the Cyclones their third loss in eight days.
School sales tax bill passage unlikely
February 25, 2004
State senators today are expected to consider a bill that would allow Douglas County residents to vote on a sales tax increase for public schools. Not even the bill’s sponsor is expecting the legislation to pass.
Cougar sightings spread to Alvamar
February 25, 2004
Sightings of a mountain lion have spread from Kansas University’s west campus into the Alvamar development in western Lawrence. A woman and her daughter reported separate sightings this month of mountain lions, a species state wildlife officials are hesitant to admit exists anywhere in Kansas.
Area briefs
February 25, 2004
¢ Brain researcher to give two lectures for series ¢ Advocate for elder care to appear in Topeka ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Ranchero Catfish makes a versatile dish with kick
February 25, 2004
Catfish is a mild-flavored fish that can easily be combined with a wide range of seasonings, to ring the changes, to suit different tastes. In many of these variations, it also can be quickly cooked. One more consideration: It’s a versatile option for those observing Lent and looking for a series of interesting fish dishes.
Offutt services
February 25, 2004
Services for Ruth Elizabeth Woodbury Craig Offutt, 86, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Clay Center. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center.
Kenneth Edward Doud Jr.
February 25, 2004
Thelma ‘Lorene’ Roberts
February 25, 2004
Faye ‘Toon’ Ellen Parish
February 25, 2004
Calderwood services
February 25, 2004
Graveside services for Wayne Calderwood, 67, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. today in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Peterson services
February 25, 2004
Services for Dale “Pete-o” Curtis Peterson, 49, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. today at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. He was cremated.
Rasing services
February 25, 2004
Services for Edward Francis Rasing, 43, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Amending Constitution no easy task
February 25, 2004
Amending the U.S. Constitution isn’t easy; it was never meant to be. Feminists found that out when they backed the unsuccessful Equal Rights Amendment a quarter-century ago. And President Bush may find it out now that he has announced his support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
City extends building ban
February 25, 2004
Wal-Mart still can’t build a new store at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive, Lawrence city commissioners said Tuesday.
Supreme Court lifts death sentence
February 25, 2004
The Supreme Court, normally bitterly divided on capital punishment cases, was unanimous Tuesday in saying a Texas death row inmate who came within minutes of execution should get another chance to appeal his murder conviction.
People
February 25, 2004
¢ A Maverick reality show ¢ Nugent acknowledges paternity ¢ Battle of the garage bands ¢ Janet Jackson won’t play Horne
Briefly
February 25, 2004
¢ Attorney general target of recall campaign ¢ Salvation Army accused of religious discrimination ¢ Report finds slavery still a problem in U.S. ¢ Teacher’s firing upheld
Innovative attitude
The telecommunications conference organized by State Rep. Tom Sloan is an example of the innovative thinking Kansas needs.
February 25, 2004
Congratulations to State Rep. Tom Sloan for his vision and follow-through in bringing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell to Lawrence and Kansas University last week for the Kansas Rural Stakeholder Summit.
Passion’ not anti-Jewish
February 25, 2004
Rarely has a movie before its release attracted the kind of buzz surrounding Mel Gibson’s self-financed “The Passion of the Christ.” Today, Ash Wednesday, people get to see the reason for months of debate and controversy.
Let trade/jobs debate begin
February 25, 2004
The Democratic presidential primary last week in Wisconsin had two clear outcomes. It reduced the field to John Kerry and John Edwards. And it brought the issue of trade and jobs to the center of the presidential campaign.
Respect is key
February 25, 2004
Great support
February 25, 2004
Justices: Rewarding older workers not a form of age discrimination
February 25, 2004
Age has its benefits, the Supreme Court said Tuesday, ruling that younger workers can’t sue their employers when older colleagues get preferential treatment.
Survey: Restaurants’ children’s fare worse than fast food
February 25, 2004
Food choices for children at table-service restaurant chains aren’t necessarily healthier than the food offered at fast-food outlets, according to a survey out Tuesday.
Mardi Gras makes best of trying situations
Bad weather, shipping accident can’t dampen revelers’ enthusiasm
February 25, 2004
Revelers undeterred by downpours donned soggy costumes and cheered along parade routes as Mardi Gras reached its typically boisterous climax Tuesday.
Body found in K.C. house fire rubble
February 25, 2004
Investigators on Tuesday said they found human remains in the rubble of a burned-out home, located near the spot where a paramedic responding to house fire across the street was shot and injured, authorities said.
Liberal flat-out champ in annual pancake race
Teacher bests counterparts in Olney, England
February 25, 2004
For the sixth straight year, the women of Olney couldn’t keep up with their fellow pancake racers across the Atlantic Ocean in Liberal, Kan.
Office project opens door for East Lawrence makeover
February 25, 2004
Construction is under way on the first phase of a plan to convert a large area of East Lawrence into an office, apartment and retail district.
Stewart won’t take stand in trial
February 25, 2004
Home decorating diva Martha Stewart will not take the stand in her own defense at her stock-fraud trial, her lawyer said Tuesday.
State audit questions job-creation programs
Commerce Department calls findings misleading
February 25, 2004
The Kansas Department of Commerce provides millions of dollars each year to companies that promise to create jobs. But a recent state audit says many of those companies are failing to create as many jobs as promised and that the state agency isn’t making sure the job growth reports are accurate.
Commodities
February 25, 2004
Briefcase
February 25, 2004
¢ Home Depot builds larger profit numbers ¢ Consumer confidence sinks on job concerns ¢ K.C.-based H&R Block reports drop in earnings
Senate advances bill to allow transfers of campaign funds
February 25, 2004
In response to a Kansas Supreme Court ruling, the Senate has advanced a bill reaffirming that elected officials may spend money raised for one campaign to run for another office.
Former pages welcomed back to House after 70 years
February 25, 2004
Seventy years ago, Bob Schick left his freshman class at Topeka High School to become a page in the Kansas House of Representatives because his parents needed the money.
Highlights from the Kansas Legislature
February 25, 2004
Highlights of Tuesday’s activities at the Kansas Legislature
British sprinter draws Olympic ban
Chambers first to be suspended for positive THG test
February 25, 2004
British sprinter Dwain Chambers was suspended for two years Tuesday and banned for life from the Olympics because he tested positive for the steroid THG.
Abortion comments lead to meeting boycott
February 25, 2004
Ten members of a legislative committee Tuesday boycotted the committee’s meeting, saying they were upset about the way the chairwoman had run an earlier meeting.
Bill to speed up school-finance appeal sent to governor
February 25, 2004
Legislation intended to speed Kansas Supreme Court review of a judge’s ruling on school finance is headed to the governor, and Attorney General Phill Kline is seeking the plaintiffs’ support for the move.
Commentary: College sports fixable, but it won’t happen
February 25, 2004
The worst thing about the toxic cloud surrounding the University of Colorado football program is that it will be allowed to blow away. Gary Barnett, the head coach who has been placed on paid leave while his program is examined, almost certainly will be fired. The school will do whatever it can to minimize any penalty from the NCAA. The rape allegations that created the current public outrage will be investigated and adjudicated one way or the other.
Seabury’s season ends
Highland crushes Seahawk girls
February 25, 2004
Seabury Academy’s girls basketball team enjoyed the atmosphere surrounding its final game of the season.
Beltran’s days in K.C. could be numbered
February 25, 2004
Carlos Beltran reported two days early for spring training in what could be his final season with the Kansas City Royals.
Putin sacks government just ahead of elections
February 25, 2004
Less than three weeks before the presidential election, President Vladimir Putin fired his prime minister Tuesday in a surprise stroke that rids the Russian leadership of a top holdover from the Boris Yeltsin era.
Haitian leader desperate as rebels threaten capital
February 25, 2004
Haiti’s president urgently appealed for the world’s help Tuesday to avert a bloodbath and a new exodus of boat people as rebels threatened the capital. Despite last-ditch diplomacy, an opposition coalition rejected a U.S.-backed peace plan.
Singer Brooks arrives at Royals spring training
February 25, 2004
Garth Brooks gets his hits in country music, not in baseball.
DASH diet can help lower high blood pressure
February 25, 2004
In nearly all cases, a more healthful diet can lower blood pressure from the prehypertensive range to a far safer level. It also important to exercise, maintain a healthful weight and limit alcohol. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, there is every reason to believe that most people with prehypertension who adopt a low-sodium, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet can return their blood pressure to the optimal range and probably keep it there for the rest of their lives.
Recipes
February 25, 2004
¢ Traditional Bengali Shukto ¢ Bengali Chicken Curry
Jayni cooks up chicken
February 25, 2004
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Something to Cluck About: Recipes for Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breasts.”
Misused money
February 25, 2004
Worth sharing
February 25, 2004
Kansas to honor 1974 Final Four squad Sunday
February 25, 2004
This will be reunion weekend in Lawrence for players and coaches from Kansas University’s 1974 Final Four men’s basketball team.
Civil unions
February 25, 2004
Time running out on KU’s Big 12 reign
Two-time league champs are two games back with three to play
February 25, 2004
Kansas University’s basketball players have come to the harsh realization they’re not going to win the Big 12 Conference regular-season title a third straight season.
Jayhawks snag victory
February 25, 2004
A 7-2 final score certainly didn’t reflect the significance of Kansas University center fielder J.C. Sibley’s diving catch in the top of the third inning Tuesday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Lions upend Eagles
Lawrence bolsters postseason position
February 25, 2004
The Lawrence High boys basketball team picked up a huge win in its race to get out of the sub-state cellar Tuesday night at Olathe North.
Randle likely to stay in backfield
February 25, 2004
Mark Mangino must feel pretty good about the four defensive backs he signed last month. Kansas University’s football coach said he didn’t expect freshman John Randle to play cornerback next season.
Kansas congressmen would back president
February 25, 2004
Most Kansans in Congress are prepared to help President Bush seek a constitutional ban on gay marriages. Not everyone is decided on the issue. The lone Kansas Democrat in Congress, Rep. Dennis Moore, said he wanted to see Bush’s proposal in writing and hear from constituents. GOP Rep. Jerry Moran said it was important to protect marriage, but he added there were many options to consider.
Board member wants LHS paper reined in
Editor accepts criticism, says changes aren’t likely
February 25, 2004
A Lawrence school board member has asked district officials to investigate how materials he said were inappropriate are being published in the Lawrence High School student newspaper. “Apparently now we have to ask what they’re reading in the high school paper,” Leonard Ortiz said. “I’m surprised I haven’t heard from parents.”
Wichita public schools ban Washburn recruiters
Prohibition to remain until university removes sculpture
February 25, 2004
Wichita public school officials, angered by the depiction of a Catholic clergyman in a sculpture at Washburn University, have banned visits from the Topeka school’s recruiters.
On the record
February 25, 2004
Alleged bin Laden associates to face war crimes tribunal
February 25, 2004
The Pentagon brought war crimes conspiracy charges Tuesday against two men alleged to be associates of terror leader Osama bin Laden and said they will face the first U.S. military tribunals convened since World War II.
Purported al-Qaida tapes air
February 25, 2004
Two audiotapes purportedly of Osama bin Laden’s top lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahri, were broadcast on Arabic TV stations Tuesday, one taunting President Bush and threatening more attacks on the United States, the other criticizing France’s decision to ban Islamic headscarves in schools.
House roll call on school finance appeal bill
February 25, 2004
The 86-37 vote Tuesday by which the House approved a bill permitting a quick appeal by the state of a district judge’s preliminary order on school finance.
Daily ticker
February 25, 2004
Unlicensed piercings, tattoos raise concerns
February 25, 2004
Erik Hansen rolls up his left sleeve to reveal a roughly drawn skull-and-crossbones-tattoo. A friend did it for him a few weeks ago, using a needle and ink at what Hansen calls a “poke and stick party” — a growing trend among young people as tattoos and piercings have surged in popularity.
Connie S. Cropper
February 25, 2004
Kerry wins delegates from Idaho, Utah
February 25, 2004
Democratic presidential front-runner John Kerry scored lopsided victories in the Idaho caucuses and Utah primaries Tuesday, and looked for more good fortune in the Hawaii contest, the last before a climactic 10-state round next week.
Judgment day arrives for ‘Passion’
February 25, 2004
Now, at last, the viewing public gets to decide whether Mel Gibson’s vision of Jesus’ final hours is a blood-soaked failure or artistic and spiritual genius.
Bartlet’s quotations are getting tiresome
February 25, 2004
On “The West Wing” (8 p.m., NBC), a book by disgraced former Vice President Hoynes (Tim Matheson) promises to become a publicity disaster as President Bartlet is rudely reminded of why he took Hoynes, a former rival, under his wing.
Students build robot for competition
High-schoolers team with advisers to design machine to perform prescribed tasks
February 25, 2004
Its name is OzBot and it was born only a few weeks ago. Already it can roll around on the floor, pick up several large rubber balls, carry them all at once to another location then dump them. It also can do a one-armed pull-up.
Five-person board proposed to replace KU Athletic Corp.
February 25, 2004
Kansas University is changing the way it governs its athletic department. Friday, the university’s 24-member athletic corporation will consider replacing itself with a five-member board of directors.
Pump Patrol seeks deals
February 25, 2004
The Journal-World has found Lawrence-area gasoline prices as low as $1.58 at SITE, 946 E. 23rd St. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
Flavor of Bengal
Lawrence family shares dishes from native land
February 25, 2004
If you’re invited to have dinner at the home of Saibal Bhattacharya and Debjani Bhaduri, by all means, accept. The couple, natives of the Bengali region of India, are extraordinary hosts. They are a model of graciousness; your plate — and your wine glass — will never be empty.