Advertisement

Archive for Monday, March 29, 2004

Also from March 29

Births
On the street
Polls
Should the Kansas Legislature's responsibility for funding schools NOT include such programs and services as nursing, counseling, libraries, music, sports or early childhood programs?

Poll results

Response Percent
No. This is just the Legislature’s way of trying to duck responsibility for funding the programs now in place.
 
48%
No. This puts many programs, such as band, libraries and sports, at risk of being eliminated.
 
31%
Yes. It helps to define that the state’s role in providing a “suitable” education starts in the classroom. Other programs and services should be the funding responsibility of local school districts.
 
15%
Yes. This will put more control into the hands of local school boards.
 
4%
Total 439

All stories

Hail, thunderstorms expected through mid afternoon
March 29, 2004
(Updated Monday at 1:16 p.m.) Thunderstorms with hail were expected to continue to threaten the Lawrence area through the early afternoon, according to a local meteorologist. “We could have another round possible this evening after 6,” said Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist.
Jury deadlocked in break-in case
March 29, 2004
(Updated Monday at 12:53 p.m.) A Douglas County jury was deadlocked this morning in the trial of Brian K. Charles.The Lawrence man was charged with breaking into a woman’s home, holding her at knifepoint and fondling her in spring 2002.
Briefly
March 29, 2004
¢ Egypt proposes taking canceled summit ¢ Church alters handling of crimes among clergy ¢ Hamas leader says Bush ‘enemy’ of God ¢ 9-11 artist wins prize
Area briefs
March 29, 2004
¢ Bike rides to benefit counseling center ¢ Father, son plead guilty in robbery using drill ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
On the money
March 29, 2004
A living trust provides the quickest way to pass property on to a family member or beneficiary with some tax benefits included. If you’d like to explore the living trust option, several books cover the subject in depth. Here are a few titles:
Aussie youngest Players champ
Scott claims biggest payday in golf with second PGA title
March 29, 2004
As a teenager in Australia, Adam Scott watched the video of Greg Norman’s 1994 Players Championship victory countless times.
Jayhawks finally floored
Jackets deny Kansas’ bid for Final Four
March 29, 2004
Kansas University’s four juniors now know what it’s like NOT to reach the Final Four. “It doesn’t feel good … I can tell you that,” junior Michael Lee said after the fourth-seeded Jayhawks’ 79-71 overtime loss to third-seeded Georgia Tech in a classic Elite Eight contest Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome.
Woodling: Big Three big key for KU
March 29, 2004
When their college basketball careers are over, Wayne Simien, Keith Langford and Aaron Miles will go down in Kansas University’s storied history as among the best at what they do. Few KU big men have possessed Simien’s shooting and rebounding skills. Not many KU players have ever been able to manufacture shots like Langford. And when it comes to pure point-guard ability, Miles is up there with Jacque Vaughn, Cedric Hunter and Darnell Valentine. Unfortunately, the NCAA Tournament isn’t a three-on-three contest.
Tech’s Jack terrorizes Kansas
Sophomore point guard collects 29 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals
March 29, 2004
No one can say Jarrett Jack doesn’t know Jack. Jarrett Jack definitely knows basketball. Georgia Tech’s sophomore point guard almost single-handedly lifted the Yellow Jackets into the NCAA Final Four with his multi-faceted performance in Sunday’s 79-71 overtime win over Kansas University.
Tourney-tested Duke holds off upstart Xavier, 66-63
March 29, 2004
Too much history. Too much Duke. The Blue Devils ended Xavier’s remarkable run in the NCAA Tournament and headed to their 14th Final Four, holding off the Musketeers, 66-63, Sunday to win the Atlanta Regional.
City plans careful criticism of Patriot Act
Commission to balance voicing its disapproval with upholding law
March 29, 2004
The Lawrence City Commission apparently is moving closer to adopting a resolution criticizing the federal Patriot Act. “I think we’ll see it on our agenda in the next few weeks,” Commissioner David Schauner said. Schauner said that he had been meeting with Assistant City Manager Dave Corliss to come up with wording for the resolution.
Fund-raiser memorializes victim of drunken driving
March 29, 2004
Sunday was a day of mixed emotions for James Bland. The Lawrence man was thrilled to see more than 200 people show for the third year of a scholarship fund-raiser in the memory of his wife, Felicia “Lisa” Bland. But it brought back sad memories of Sept. 16, 2000, the day Lisa Bland, 39, was killed on Kansas Highway 10 when her car was struck by a teenager who was driving while intoxicated.
Kansas, Nebraska split pair
Jayhawks win, 12-9, then fall in nightcap
March 29, 2004
Phil Shirek struck out 10 in the nightcap as Nebraska earned a split of a baseball doubleheader Sunday against Kansas University, taking a 13-3 win after dropping a 12-9 decision in the opener.
UConn seeks fifth straight Final Four
March 29, 2004
Diana Taurasi’s last game in Connecticut could produce a first for women’s basketball.
Under God’ opponent has a point
March 29, 2004
You gotta love Michael Newdow. No, actually you don’t gotta love him. You don’t even gotta like the combative zealot fighting to take two little words — “under God” — out of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Probe shouldn’t be about blame
March 29, 2004
The White House calls it Dick Clarke’s American grandstand. Partisans hear what they want to hear, see what’s convenient through their ideological prism.
A new environmental threat
March 29, 2004
Here’s something to add to your already long list of things to worry about — we may be about to witness the coming of a new global conflict, and it’s got nothing to do with terrorism.
Cadet stayed on despite multiple allegations
March 29, 2004
An Air Force Academy cadet who had been accused of rape and threatened to crash a glider into a dining hall was allowed to remain at the school for several more months, during which he was arrested for sodomizing a woman in a wheelchair and accused of raping another cadet, according to files obtained by The Associated Press.
Dance ends for Jayhawks
To the faithful, team still winners
March 29, 2004
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team may have been eliminated from the NCAA Tournament, but their fans saw only winners when the players returned Sunday night to Allen Fieldhouse. One of those fans was Matt Francis, who watched the Jayhawks lose an overtime thriller to Georgia Tech in St. Louis and then hurried back to Lawrence.
On the record
March 29, 2004
Day of Caring needs volunteers
March 29, 2004
The Roger Hill Volunteer Center is coordinating the Spring Day of Caring on April 24. This event aims to connect volunteer groups to needs in the community for a day of service. Friends, co-workers or other groups can form a volunteer team and will be matched to a project to provide assistance to a charity or nonprofit organization in the community. Some project examples include improving play equipment, landscaping, newsletter folding or yard work for homebound seniors. Projects are available to suit most people.
Report: Friendly fire may have killed Marines
March 29, 2004
As many as 10 Marines may have been killed by friendly fire in the midst of the deadliest battle of the Iraq war when a Marine air controller mistakenly cleared Air Force A-10 jets to shoot on U.S. positions, according to a long-awaited military investigation.
Coup attempt reported in Congo
March 29, 2004
Government forces put down an apparent coup attempt Sunday after attacks on military installations and television headquarters in the Congolese capital by forces believed loyal to former dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, the British ambassador told the Associated Press.
Bee champ extends family legacy
March 29, 2004
Kendra Frazier was thinking about more than the state title she had won when she correctly spelled the words “callow” and “noisome” during the All-Kansas Spelling Bee.
Langford rips call
Jayhawk junior: ‘I didn’t foul him’
March 29, 2004
Keith Langford doesn’t need to see a replay. He’s certain he was banished to the bench because of a rotten call by official Jim Burr with 3:44 left in overtime of Sunday’s 79-71 Elite Eight loss to Georgia Tech at Edward Jones Dome.
Ailing Jayhawks get break
Langford, Graves, Giddens, Simien to be ‘shut down’
March 29, 2004
Kansas University junior Keith Langford said he would have surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee “as soon as possible. It’s bothered me the last month and a half. I’ll take 2 1/2 to 3 months off. I now can focus on getting my knee right.”
Mayor to deliver State of City address
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25
March 29, 2004
Mayor David Dunfield will deliver the annual “State of the City” address. Tuesday’s meeting is Dunfield’s last as mayor; Mike Rundle is in line to become mayor April 6.
Grand theft
The Tyco twosome that allegedly stole $600 million should get hit hard.
March 29, 2004
Hard-driving domestic goddess Martha Stewart was recently found guilty on four counts involving conspiracy, obstruction and lying and could spend a year or so in prison. At the heart of the prosecution was something like $55,000 Stewart made on a stock deal that apparently involved insider trading.
Former Salina couple create religious video for children
March 29, 2004
A former Salinan and his wife have developed a religious video for children that is available across the country, and the couple have plans to produce more videos in the future.
Louie Lee Kindred
March 29, 2004
Florence J. Eastwood
March 29, 2004
Berniece L. Marsh
March 29, 2004
Jerry O’Neal
March 29, 2004
The Capitol Report
News and views from the Kansas Statehouse
March 29, 2004
¢ Hide and seek ¢ Adkins minibuster ¢ Illegal immigrants ¢ Animal ID ¢ It’s only rock ‘n’ roll ¢ Schedule
Report: Israel overestimated Iraq threat
Intelligence influenced U.S., allies
March 29, 2004
Israeli intelligence estimates exaggerated Iraq’s military capabilities and influenced assessments in the United States and other countries, but were not deliberately distorted to support the case for war, an Israeli parliamentary inquiry said.
U.S. coalition silences Shiite newspaper
March 29, 2004
The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq closed a newspaper, charging the Shiite weekly with “intent to disrupt general security and incite violence” against occupation forces.
Can’t sing? Now there’s ‘movieoke’
March 29, 2004
Remember the scene from “When Harry Met Sally …” when Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan are sitting at the diner? Or when Jack Nicholson exclaims, “You can’t handle the truth!” to Tom Cruise in “A Few Good Men”?
PBS offers portrait of new U.S. immigrants
March 29, 2004
The “Independent Lens” series “The New Americans” (8 p.m., PBS) follows a group of new arrivals over the course of four years as they prepare to leave their old countries, including Mexico, India, Nigeria, Palestine and the Dominican Republic, for the United States. Their backgrounds and motivations are as varied as their languages and faiths.
House passes education plan; Senate still searching
March 29, 2004
While Democrats and moderate Republicans engineered passage of a $155 million school finance bill in the House, the Senate’s leaders are still searching for a plan that can win approval in their chamber.
Commentary: UConn best of what’s left for Final Four
March 29, 2004
St. Joe’s is gone, leaving a candlelight glow behind, and a legion of fans and converts sighing wistfully over what might have been at the Final Four. Still, for a time Saturday, it looked like a small Catholic school might survive and earn the right to mix it up with the big boys anyway.
Giddens unusually silent
March 29, 2004
For once, J.R. Giddens was at a loss for words. The Kansas University basketball freshman, probably the most outspoken of all the Jayhawks, apologized more than once to reporters for being speechless in response to several simple questions.
People
March 29, 2004
¢ Election not so funny ¢ ‘Scooby-Doo 2’ makes No. 1 debut ¢ Singer Howie Day arrested ¢ Sharon Stone’s divorce final
Briefly
March 29, 2004
¢ Kidnapped daughter’s parents sell film rights ¢ Imprisoned pastor returns to pulpit ¢ Minister performing same-sex marriages ¢ Report: Millions spent in highway sniper search
Iraqi minister survives bombing
Mosul site of several attacks
March 29, 2004
Gunmen opened fire Sunday on a convoy carrying Iraq’s minister of public works, killing a driver and a bodyguard and injuring two others, the U.S.-led coalition said. The minister, Nisreen Berwari, was unharmed.
French punish Chirac’s party
Voters oust conservatives for painful economic reforms
March 29, 2004
President Jacques Chirac’s government flunked its first electoral test since taking power two years ago, suffering stinging defeats Sunday in regional elections seen as a vote of censure against painful economic reforms.
Senate to tackle uniformity in liquor laws
March 29, 2004
The Legislature renews a debate this week that could determine when Kansans can buy beer and liquor and how much it costs.
Say goodbye to cheap oil
March 29, 2004
For the tens of millions of American motorists patiently waiting for gas prices to come back to Earth, the news from the oil markets is not encouraging.
Briefly
March 29, 2004
¢ Gasoline prices hit $1.80 average ¢ Women’s rights advocate Millie Jeffrey, 93, dies ¢ Election boosts pro-EU party
Former adviser steps up for Bush
Karen Hughes memoir comes out Tuesday
March 29, 2004
President Bush’s confidant Karen Hughes returned to the public stage Sunday with plans to weave her combative defense of the White House into a six-week book tour, then go on the campaign payroll in mid-August.
Memphis tops Toronto, clinches playoff berth
March 29, 2004
Memphis won its fifth straight game Sunday afternoon, then clinched its first postseason berth late Sunday night.
KU women’s golf ties for 7th place
March 29, 2004
Kansas University’s women’s golf team tied for seventh in a 17-team field Sunday at the Mountain View Collegiate.
Pair of ACC squads completes ‘04 Final Four field
March 29, 2004
The Atlantic Coast Conference waited until Sunday to take over the Final Four. Duke beat Xavier, 66-63, to end the Musketeers’ surprising NCAA Tournament run, and short-handed Georgia Tech beat Kansas University, 79-71 in overtime, in the last two regional finals.
Briefly
March 29, 2004
¢ Two arrested in cross-burning ¢ Report: HIV growing at faster rate in South ¢ Farmer won’t slaughterany of his 300 goats
Beltran, Royals rout Padres, 14-6
March 29, 2004
Carlos Beltran went 3-for-3 to raise his Cactus League-leading batting average to .500 in Kansas City’s 14-6 win over San Diego on Sunday.
Rice defends refusal to give public testimony
Sept. 11 commission member calls adviser’s silence a ‘political blunder of the first order’
March 29, 2004
National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, at the center of a controversy over her refusal to testify before the Sept. 11 commission, Sunday renewed her determination not to give public testimony and said she could not list anything she wished she had done differently in the months before the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Viewers blame loss on officials
March 29, 2004
Roma Kennedy summed up the Kansas Jayhawks’ loss to Georgia Tech on Sunday afternoon with three words. “We was robbed,” the 80-year-old said moments after the game ended.
Study: Vitamin E may reduce bladder cancer risk
March 29, 2004
Getting plenty of vitamin E by eating foods like nuts and olive oil appears to cut in half people’s risk of bladder cancer, the fourth-leading cancer killer among men, a new study suggests.
We’ll be back here again,’ fan says
March 29, 2004
Greg Ballard enjoyed a weekend off from his orthopedic surgery residency at Shriner’s Hospital in St. Louis. He’s hoping to be back again next year, only this time as an out-of-town visitor for the Final Four.
Area briefs
March 29, 2004
¢ Head-on collision kills two near Tonganoxie ¢ Garage fire quickly brought under control
Bill makes school services optional
Funding plan leaves decisions on ‘essential’ programs up to local districts
March 29, 2004
Behind every silver lining, there’s a dark cloud. At least that’s what advocates for increased education funding are saying about a $155 million school-finance plan. While they applaud the funding part, they say they are concerned because it was attached last week in the House to a bill that would spell out what subjects schools must offer and which ones would be optional.
Angels pitcher Donnelly hospitalized
March 29, 2004
Anaheim reliever Brendan Donnelly has been hospitalized because of severe nosebleeds while recovering from being hit in the face by a fly ball.
KU’s Graves plans to play for pay
March 29, 2004
Sunday’s Elite Eight showdown could have been the last game Kansas University basketball forward Jeff Graves ever plays in. But he’s not about to believe that.
Controversial call helps Vols advance
Last-second free throws trip Baylor
March 29, 2004
Even Tennessee coach Pat Summitt hated the way this one ended. Tasha Butts hit two free throws after a questionable call with 0.2 seconds left to give top-seeded Tennessee a 71-69 victory over Baylor in the Midwest Regional semifinals Sunday night.
Briefly
March 29, 2004
¢ Militant suspects release soldiers ¢ Two killed in storms; homes destroyed ¢ Saddam’s attorney criticizes Bush claims
Pentagon orders high-tech tools
Inventions allow soldiers to collaborate, pinpoint fire
March 29, 2004
The Pentagon is rushing into service in Iraq a pair of technologies developed under its advanced research arm: a Humvee-mounted sensor for pinpointing hostile gunfire and a “command post of the future” designed to cut down on combat leaders’ travel and streamline decision-making.
Consider screen resolution, size before selecting television
March 29, 2004
As my wife and I watched the Jayhawks playing in the first round of the NCAA basketball tourney, I saw my opening. “Remember when you told me I was right about everything?”
Eastern Kansas emerges from drought
March 29, 2004
What a difference a year makes. Last April, drought conditions had some docks at Perry Lake’s marina laying across a dry, cracked lake bed. A year later, the situation is nearly back to normal.
Fans await return to St. Louis in ‘05
March 29, 2004
Missed shots. Inopportune turnovers. Too many fouls. The negatives piled up for the Kansas Jayhawks like Jarrett Jack baskets, adding up to a 79-71 overtime loss Sunday in a regional final of the NCAA Tournament.
Audiotape places suspect near slaying of American Indian Movement advocate
March 29, 2004
A Canadian man charged with killing a former American Indian Movement member in 1975 acknowledged on an audiotape that he was with her moments before she was shot and left for dead in a ravine, according to a transcript obtained by The Associated Press.
Xavier falls short sans center Myles
March 29, 2004
Xavier made up for the loss of center Anthony Myles for more than nine minutes. When it counted most, however, his absence was glaring.
Horoscopes
March 29, 2004
Briefcase
March 29, 2004
¢ NEC tests translator ¢ Successful CEOs tended to be young ‘bookworms’ ¢ Intel touts rating system