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Caregiver admits stealing funds from retired judge
February 28, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 6:01 a.m.) A caregiver on Monday admitted scamming a retired Lawrence judge and his wife out of more than $100,000.
Cold and blustery end to February
February 28, 2005
(Updated Monday at 12:21 p.m.) February’s last day is a cold one — this afternoon’s temperatures will reach only the upper 30s, with blustery winds gusting up to 30 mph, keeping wind chills in the 20s or below, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Analysis: Aggies’ turnaround making Reed Arena the place to be
February 28, 2005
The court is not the only place where the Texas A&M Aggies are pulling off one of the great one-season turnarounds since the inception of the Big 12 Conference.
City briefs
February 28, 2005
¢ School board to study plan for district audit ¢ Students headed Into the Streets ¢ Businesses eligible for environmental honor ¢ Forum to discuss Ukraine elections ¢ State task force on meth formed
Helping hands
February 28, 2005
Honor rolls
February 28, 2005
Eudora Middle School has announced the second quarter honor roll students, and South Junior High School has announced first semester 2004-2005 honor roll students.
Arenas scores 43, cries foul after loss
Sacramento wins with free throws in closing seconds, 110-108
February 28, 2005
With the game tied, Cuttino Mobley made a spin move in the lane and drew a foul on Gilbert Arenas with 1.5 seconds remaining. Arenas grabbed the ball, took it to the center circle and threw it against the other backboard in frustration.
WB’s long, hottie ‘Summer’ gets a second season
February 28, 2005
Most of us may still rue the wrath of winter, but on The WB it’s endless summer. A soapy combination of family angst, teen hormones and bathing suits, “Summerland” (8 p.m., WB) returns for a second run.
DVD sets the stage for talks on drugs
February 28, 2005
Tuesday evening, the Lawrence Arts Center will play host to the world premiere of a local film.
Commentary: Not much to look at, Allen site to behold
KU arena truly something special
February 28, 2005
On the outside, Allen Fieldhouse looks like a rundown industrial building. On the inside, it’s not much better.
Mayer: Fans bribed for first hoops telecast
Without Wilt, attendance flagged; tickets cheap for ‘59 game
February 28, 2005
You know the drill: Some people are so desperate for season tickets for Kansas University basketball games that if they thought it would do any good they’d spend a year as nannies for the McCaughey septuplets in Iowa — for free!
Dedication game quite a sight
Sparkling new arena filled for spectacle of ceremony, hoops
February 28, 2005
There was exciting basketball and a whole lot more in Allen Fieldhouse on that dedicatory night of March 1, 1955. With underdog KU leading Kansas State, 44-33, after the first half in the sparkling, packed new arena, there was “The Story of Basketball,” a 35-minute pageant honoring Phog Allen, the building’s namesake.
Fieldhouse built to catch KSUMU
Prior to arena, Jayhawks used to play basketball in cramped Hoch Auditorium
February 28, 2005
Some call it the House that Wilt Built. Not true. Allen Fieldhouse was completed months before Wilt Chamberlain showed up on the Kansas University campus.
The last word … on Allen Fieldhouse
February 28, 2005
Here are some comments about KU’s tradition-rich Allen Fieldhouse, which celebrates its 50th birthday on March 2.
Students cling to gender norms
February 28, 2005
In the midst of the uproar over gender touched off by Harvard’s president, Lawrence H. Summers, I have found myself going back to high-school memories and wondering why talented girls were constantly crying over bad math tests in the hallways.
Toms has no match at La Costa
DiMarco falls in Match Play Championship, 6 and 5
February 28, 2005
David Toms played the best golf of his life, put his name in the record book with the biggest blowout in the Match Play Championship and barely broke a sweat while earning $1.3 million.
Woodling: Now that was exciting!
KU snaps losing streak with 81-79 win over OSU
February 28, 2005
That, one breathless press room wag opined, was an NCAA Final Four game. Actually, it was more like a game you would expect to see in the Final Four than one you would likely see. I’ll bet you can count on the fingers of one hand a Final Four game that has lived up to the hype of Sunday’s Kansas-Oklahoma State classic.
Media, curious swarm neighborhood
February 28, 2005
It was a scene not often found in Kansas. A television photographer taking a picture of a newspaper photographer taking a picture of an amateur photographer taking a picture of the home of a serial killing suspect who has drawn international attention to a quiet bedroom community just north of Wichita.
Mary Alice Trout, Overbrook
February 28, 2005
What do you think? Allen anniversary edition
February 28, 2005
We asked visitors to KUSports.com to rank the most memorable moments in Allen Fieldhouse’s 50-year history, and they responded with 11,150 votes. Here are the results:
Fifty most memorable moments
February 28, 2005
Here’s a look at 50 of the most memorable sporting moments in Allen Fieldhouse’s storied history, in no particular order, as chosen by the Journal-World staff:
Read on the Web: Allen anniversary edition
February 28, 2005
Did we forget any memorable fieldhouse memories? That’s the question we asked, and vistors to KUSports.com answered. Here are just a few of the responses:
Friendly disagreement
A high school Academic All-Star offers a sage observation.
February 28, 2005
One of the 2005 Journal-World Academic All-Stars profiled in Sunday’s paper offered a great perspective on the American political system.
Seeking shelter
The city is right not to mandate residential storm shelters, but that doesn’t mean individual residents shouldn’t respect and plan for dangerous storms.
February 28, 2005
Even though the spring tornado season is looming in Kansas, Lawrence city commissioners were right last week to take a pass on a request to require new single-family homes to have either a basement or a storm shelter.
Water worth fighting for in Las Vegas
February 28, 2005
In this city of histrionic architecture, the building that matters most may be the bland, low-slung headquarters of the Southern Nevada Water Authority. The general manager since the authority was formed in 1991, the elegant, no-nonsense Pat Mulroy, 52, is determined to prevent a water shortage from inhibiting the growth of this city that is dedicated to the proposition that inhibitions are sinful.
It’s our duty to remember
February 28, 2005
Dear Ariana Schanzer: I hope you won’t mind being called out like this. It’s just that I saw your picture last Monday in The Miami Herald and it made me want to talk to you. In the photo, you’re smiling a giddy smile, dancing cheek to cheek with this equally delighted older man who looks to be about 60 but who is, the caption tells us, actually 90 years old. Which makes your grandfather, Samuel Schanzer, exactly 80 years older than you.
Translation point
February 28, 2005
Many benefits
February 28, 2005
No privatization
February 28, 2005
Media values
February 28, 2005
Briefcase
February 28, 2005
¢ Multibillion-dollar gas deal announced ¢ Bank, family to pay victims of dictator
The week ahead
February 28, 2005
Candidates debate growth during final forum
February 28, 2005
Lawrence City Commission candidates hammered on clear differences related to the issues of growth during the last public forum before Tuesday’s primary election.
Threat of school closures draws candidates to Baldwin school board race
February 28, 2005
Budget concerns and the possibility of closing rural schools have heightened interest in Tuesday’s Baldwin school board primary.
Biffle rules under new rules
Auto Club 500 first Nextel Cup race with aerodynamic alterations
February 28, 2005
Somehow, Greg Biffle kept his car pointed in the right direction long enough to take the checkered flag.
Gobble’s back also a concern for Royals
February 28, 2005
Besides having to worry about Mike Sweeney’s back problems, which have kept him out of more than 100 games the past two seasons, the Kansas City Royals have another bad back to be concerned about this season.
Huskers survive ‘Clones
Nebraska earns gritty 76-69 victory
February 28, 2005
A Nebraska basketball season that had seemed lost suddenly has taken a positive turn.
Hoosiers shock Spartans in OT
February 28, 2005
The stronger Bracey Wright’s ankle gets, the stronger Indiana’s chances for an NCAA Tournament bid appear.
Softball stops ASU
February 28, 2005
Kansas University’s softball squad ended its weekend junket on a high note Sunday, beating Arizona State, 3-0, in its final game at the Palm Springs Classic.
KU tennis falls
February 28, 2005
Utah became the latest squad to thump Kansas University’s tennis team, as the Utes beat the Jayhawks, 5-2, Sunday at Wood Valley Racquet Club.
The upper hand
Simien puts Kansas back atop Big 12
February 28, 2005
Wayne Simien envisioned a day just like Sunday when he decided to put his NBA dreams on hold one final year.
Lucas on fire for Cowboys
February 28, 2005
For a guy who, literally, was perfect for the first 39 minutes of Sunday’s game, John Lucas thought his best looks against Kansas University came on the only two shots he missed.
Jayhawks break silence
February 28, 2005
Kansas University’s men’s basketball players didn’t just conquer Oklahoma State on Sunday in Allen Fieldhouse.
Red Carpet
Sophisticated, comfortable gowns rule Oscars
February 28, 2005
Stars went strapless at the Oscars — except for Hilary Swank. She made one of Sunday’s boldest fashion statements, wearing a high-neck, sapphire-blue gown with long sleeves by Guy Laroche that hugged all her curves. She did show some skin, though: The back was completely bare.
Report: BTK suspect confesses to slayings
February 28, 2005
The man arrested on suspicion of being the BTK serial killer has confessed to at least six slayings and might be responsible for as many as 13 — including one that could carry the death penalty, a source close to the investigation said Sunday.
KU student part of revival of Kansas Germanic languages
February 28, 2005
When Don and Dorian Bisping are at home, they almost always speak to each other in Low German, the language of their ancestors.
Professor uses interviews with speakers of German to help map dialects
February 28, 2005
The near-extinction of the Lutheran Low German language in north-central Kansas is nothing new to Bill Keel.
Arrest inspires listings on eBay of Rader items
February 28, 2005
When her dog Shooter’s rabies shot expired, Melanie Dovak received a reminder letter from Park City compliance officer Dennis Rader.
GlobalFlyer set for launch today
February 28, 2005
Steve Fossett hopes to conquer the last great aviation milestone with a nonstop, around-the-world solo flight.
Search for missing Fla. youth continues
Surveillance video lead fizzles; rain slows volunteers’ efforts
February 28, 2005
A man photographed at a convenience store with two children hours after a girl vanished from her nearby home was not involved in the girl’s disappearance, police said Sunday.
Governors’ election intentions examined
February 28, 2005
For governors thinking about running for the White House in 2008, a dinner with President Bush provides a glimpse of what the future could hold.
Jackson trial to begin in full today with opening statements
February 28, 2005
Following years of accusations and three swift weeks of jury selection, the trial of Michael Jackson is to begin in full today, with opening statements expected to raise one troubling question: Is one of the world’s most recognized pop stars a pedophile?
Iran, Russia finalize nuclear fuel agreement
February 28, 2005
Iran and Russia ignored U.S. objections and signed a nuclear fuel agreement Sunday that is key to bringing Tehran’s first reactor online by mid-2006.
Syria captures Saddam’s brother
One of U.S.’ most wanted handed over to Iraqi government
February 28, 2005
Iraqi officials said Sunday that Syrian authorities had captured Saddam Hussein’s half brother and 29 other officials of the deposed dictator’s Baath Party in Syria and handed them over to Iraq in an apparent goodwill gesture.
Rebel violence continues in Nepal
February 28, 2005
Suspected communist rebels in southern Nepal ambushed an army truck, shot a police chief and attacked villagers Sunday, killing at least 14 people a day after lifting a highway blockade that crippled the flow of essential supplies in protest of the king’s recent power grab.
Pope appears at window after missing prayers
February 28, 2005
A voiceless, sick Pope John Paul II missed Sunday’s Angelus prayer for the first time in his 26-year papacy, but he made a brief appearance afterward at his 10th-floor hospital window, touched his crippled throat and blessed an excited gathering below.
Volunteers needed to aid campers
February 28, 2005
Epilepsy Foundation of Kansas & Western Missouri needs volunteers for its 12th annual Camp Shing for children ages 6-17. The camp is scheduled for June 10-12 in Linwood. A background working with kids or young adults may be helpful but is not required. Special skills such as music, group recreational activities or crafts also are helpful. A criminal and child abuse background check is conducted on all volunteers, and all volunteers will receive training. Volunteers stay in cabins, so there is very little that is needed other than clothes. Meals are provided.
Report on building code due
Lawrence City Commission Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
February 28, 2005
Commissioners will receive a report on staff efforts to update the city’s building code.
On the record
February 28, 2005
Frank Case, Lawrence
February 28, 2005
Armstrong services
February 28, 2005
Schneider services
February 28, 2005
Bernice M. Niedringhaus, Lawrence
February 28, 2005
Buford P. McIver, Jr., Topeka
February 28, 2005
Adrian ABD’U Petesch-Lamb, Jr., Topeka
February 28, 2005
It’s time for voters to make up minds
February 28, 2005
Lawrence voters will go to the polls Tuesday to narrow the field of candidates who will control the next City Commission, which is expected to tackle a long list of hefty issues in the next four years.
Candidates respond to J-W questionnaires
February 28, 2005
Questions ranging from where they stand on smoking to their feelings about growth, taxes and even fireworks are among inquiries made recently of candidates on a questionnaire developed by the Journal-World for Lawrence’s nine city commission candidates.
Kansas’ best now Missouri’s best
Brad Tate, former LHS principal, named a top administrator in second state
February 28, 2005
Brad Tate might be the best school principal in two states. Tate, a Lawrence resident, this month was named the Missouri Secondary Principal of the Year for his work at Park Hill South High School in Riverside, Mo., a suburb of Kansas City.
Kansas braces for base closings
Forbes Field in Topeka may be at risk in latest round
February 28, 2005
Since the Pentagon first began the process of closing military bases 17 years ago, Kansas has dodged a major hit.
Capitol Briefing
News from the Kansas Statehouse
February 28, 2005
¢ School finance countdown ¢ Proposed tag fee parked ¢ Neverland ¢ Five more years ¢ What’s in a name? ¢ Schedule ¢ Quote of the week
Million Dollar Baby’ knocks out ‘The Aviator’
Clint Eastwood’s boxing saga garners best picture Oscar, three other trophies
February 28, 2005
The boxing saga “Million Dollar Baby” was the Academy Awards heavyweight Sunday, claiming best picture and three other trophies, including honors for director Clint Eastwood, lead-actress Hilary Swank and supporting-actor Morgan Freeman.
Bonds takes cuts in cage
Impromptu at-bat stuns Giants’ closer
February 28, 2005
Barry Bonds surprised his San Francisco teammates Sunday when he jumped into the batting cage to take a few swings against new closer Armando Benitez, just four weeks after knee surgery.
Founders celebrate decade of dot-com
Profit-conscious philosophy at core of Internet survivor
February 28, 2005
Co-founders Jerry Yang and David Filo parlayed Yahoo Inc. from a college hobby into a full-time job 10 years ago, but the Internet icon was never quite comfortable with the happy-go-lucky mood of the dot-com boom.
Notebook
February 28, 2005
Former Kansas University basketball great Dave Robisch had his jersey No. 40 hung high in the south end zone in a halftime ceremony.
Horoscopes
February 28, 2005
Briefly
February 28, 2005
¢ States agree to raise high school standards ¢ Civil trial to start for GOP activist ¢ Schwarzenegger says no White House run planned
Briefly
February 28, 2005
¢ Voters head to polls amid ballot tension ¢ Israel: No peace moves until militant crackdown ¢ Clinton’s visit draws warning from China