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Births
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Polls
Do you agree with the city's decision to send out instructions on how to drive through roundabouts?

Poll results

Response Percent
No. It’s not that people don’t understand roundabouts — they just don’t like them.
 
39%
Yes. I’ve noticed drivers who don’t understand who should yield.
 
31%
No. Roundabouts are simple to figure out and sending out flyers is a waste of money.
 
22%
Yes. I’m unsure what to do when I approach one.
 
5%
Undecided.
 
1%
Total 1555

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Voter turnout lighter than expected, says county clerk
March 1, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 3:46 p.m.) Maybe it was this morning’s sub-freezing weather. But fewer voters than expected have been coming to the polls for today’s Lawrence City Commission primary.
Drudge Report links to J-W story on Dean
March 1, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 4:12 p.m.) If you were having trouble loading a page from ljworld.com today, you can thank the Drudge Report.
Cold, but sunny for city primary election
March 1, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 6:36 a.m.) If you’re heading out to vote this morning in the Lawrence city commission primary election, grab your coat — temperatures were in the 20s with even colder wind chills.
Briefly
March 1, 2005
¢ Observers: election falls short of standards ¢ Lighters to be banned on airline flights ¢ High-ranking officers may be questioned ¢ Holocaust denier faces charges in Germany
Briefcase
March 1, 2005
¢ KU chancellor to talk about economic forum ¢ Bad weather cools sales of new homes ¢ Biogen, Elan shares dive as drug pulled ¢ Ex-WorldCom CEO denies role in fraud
KU lacrosse club splits two games
March 1, 2005
Kansas University’s women’s lacrosse club split a pair of games Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.
Veritas trio honored
March 1, 2005
Veritas Christian reported Monday than three of its football players earned first-team all-state honors from the Kansas Christian Athletic Assn. The three are running backs Paul Kempf and Jesse Schultz and defensive lineman Mark Randtke.
Datebook
March 1, 2005
Briefcase
March 1, 2005
¢ Aid pantries short on food supplies ¢ Former KU student’s trial delayed to May ¢ Commission approves plans for bicycle race ¢ Meetings offer facts about bond issue
North Korea heading for nuclear crisis
March 1, 2005
The North Korean nuclear issue is lurching inexorably toward another moment of crisis. It is a crisis no one wants — except maybe the North Koreans.
Congress must save Hubble
March 1, 2005
The president has crafted a budget that does not fund the long-planned final repair mission for the Hubble Space Telescope. Congress now faces a historic decision: If money is not restored to fix Hubble, then one of the world’s most productive scientific instruments will forever close its eye on the universe. What is at stake is not only a piece of stellar technology but our commitment to the most fundamental human quest: understanding the cosmos.
State stat bolsters Lawrence image
Economic development official praises Kansas’ No. 1 ranking
March 1, 2005
Kansas is climbing the national rankings again, and not all because of Wayne Simien’s 32-point performance Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.
KU women’s golf 14th at “Mo”Morial
March 1, 2005
The Kansas University women’s golf squad shot a first-day score of 663, placing 14th in the 15-team field after the first two rounds of the Texas A&M “Mo”Morial Invitational.
Tonganoxie rallies, but falls to Bonner
March 1, 2005
Even when it found an offensive groove in a 20-point fourth quarter, the Tonganoxie High boys basketball team still could not come all the way back against Bonner Springs.
Teen idol plays soulful surfer on ‘Summerland’
March 1, 2005
Jesse McCartney’s career is riding a wave in more ways than one.
Ankiel returns to wild ways in B.P.
March 1, 2005
Rick Ankiel’s comeback hit another rough patch Monday as the St. Louis left-hander threw just three strikes in 26 batting-practice pitches.
Italian chef to share recipes from Umbria
March 1, 2005
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Umbria Meets the Midwest (Part Two).”
City distributing fliers on how to drive through roundabouts
March 1, 2005
Lawrence motorists confused about how to drive through the city’s traffic roundabouts may find some guidance with their March water bills.
Father makes emotional plea for missing 9-year-old’s return
March 1, 2005
The father of a missing 9-year-old girl pleaded again for her safe return Monday — the fifth and final day of a full-scale search for Jessica Marie Lunsford.
Wichita once put security in hands of BTK suspect
March 1, 2005
For about 15 years, it was the job of the man police have accused of being the BTK serial killer to help keep people safe.
Three KU sports falter in NCAA report
March 1, 2005
A preliminary report released Monday by the NCAA cited the need for three of KU’s athletic programs to improve its academic progress standing or face future punishment, including a possibility for loss of scholarships.
Santa Fe Trail boys charge past Holton
SFT big man Carter comes up big in Chargers’ 50-38 sub-state victory
March 1, 2005
Santa Fe Trail High’s Jake Carter towered over his celebrating teammates at center court Monday night after the Chargers’ 50-38 Class 4A sub-state victory over Holton at SFT.
NCAA warns against academic futility
New point system released Monday targets half of the 328 Division One schools for shortcomings
March 1, 2005
At least one team at half the nation’s Division One schools, including Kansas University, could lose scholarships next year because of poor academic performance, according to a preliminary report released Monday by the NCAA.
GlobalFlyer sets course for history
Pilot Steve Fossett launches from Salina on nonstop flight around the world
March 1, 2005
Millionaire Steve Fossett took off Monday night on his latest adventure: flying solo around the world without a single stop, not even for a tank of gas.
Smoking ban is model for state proposal
Lawmaker would build on city ordinance, add outdoor restriction
March 1, 2005
A powerful state legislator is using Lawrence as his model for a bill that would ban smoking in workplaces across Kansas.
Tax preparers tap youthful clients
March 1, 2005
Lucia Harding learned years ago what to do when her W-2 arrived. Give it to her parents.
Horoscopes
March 1, 2005
Waves of life
Songwriting winner siphons inspiration from strength of tsunami victims
March 1, 2005
Watching video of the devastating Asian tsunami aftermath struck a creative chord with 17-year-old Brenna Daldorph.
Cyclones will be motivated
KU facing yet another emotional night in hostile environment
March 1, 2005
Bonnie Henrickson saw what she described as one “big, fat lovefest” Saturday night in Manhattan, and Kansas University’s women’s basketball coach knows she’ll see another one tonight.
Lee reflective as basketball career wanes
March 1, 2005
Michael Lee stood Saturday night on the top row of an otherwise deserted Allen Fieldhouse, scanning the bleachers and James Naismith Court.
Woodling: KU slate tough after all
March 1, 2005
Admit it. You weren’t overwhelmed late last summer when the Kansas University men’s basketball schedule was released.
Retro, but no short shorts
KU to wear ‘modernized’ old-style uniforms
March 1, 2005
Kansas University’s basketball players will wear old-fashioned jerseys during Wednesday’s game against Kansas State.
Briefly
March 1, 2005
¢ Quail Run School offers pancake feed ¢ Commission discusses planning issues
Decision day
March 1, 2005
Thanks to all of the candidates for Lawrence City Commission for conducting an informative, positive campaign.
Growing Lied
March 1, 2005
The announced addition to the Lied Center of Kansas is exciting news for Lawrence and Kansas University.
Adoption reunion
March 1, 2005
Equality for all
March 1, 2005
Cruel clause
March 1, 2005
Daily ticker
March 1, 2005
Supreme Court to hear fuel tax dispute
March 1, 2005
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case pitting the state of Kansas versus the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in a dispute that could have national impact on the sovereignty of Indian tribes.
Federated to acquire May for $11B
March 1, 2005
Federated Department Stores Inc. plans to double its size by acquiring May Department Stores Co. in what amounts to an $11 billion bet that department stores have a future even as consumers increasingly shop at discounters and specialty stores.
Yellow Roadway to merge with USF Corp.
March 1, 2005
Yellow Roadway Corp. should have an easier time merging with rival USF Corp. than did its predecessors when they combined in 2003, benefiting from the experience of joining Yellow Corp. and Roadway Corp., analysts said Monday.
Aristide supporters’ protest turns deadly on anniversary
March 1, 2005
Supporters of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide marked the anniversary of his fall with a protest Monday that was aborted after police opened fire and two people were killed — another bleak reminder of a year filled with disaster and disappointment.
Habitat for Humanity close to $25M goal in tsunami fund-raiser
March 1, 2005
Habitat for Humanity, the Christian home-building organization, said Monday it is close to its goal of raising $25 million to build 25,000 houses for victims of the Asian tsunami.
U.S. teenagers participate in their faiths, survey says
But many students lacking in religious knowledge
March 1, 2005
The majority of American teens believe in God and worship in conventional congregations, but their religious knowledge is remarkably shallow and they have a tough time expressing the difference that faith makes in their lives, a new survey says.
Blue’ fades to black in series finale
March 1, 2005
A television era ends as “NYPD Blue” (9 p.m., ABC) airs its final episode. With the exception of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “Blue” is the last scripted show from ABC’s pre-Disney era. (“Funniest” will probably still be running long after the last VCR is entombed in the Smithsonian).
U.N. atomic watchdog chides Iran
March 1, 2005
The chief U.N. atomic watchdog chided Iran on Monday for delays in divulging key information about its nuclear program, saying the onus is on Tehran to overcome a “confidence deficit” caused by past cover-ups.
Learfield buys rights for KSU sports
March 1, 2005
The Mid America Sports Network has sold the radio broadcast rights to Kansas State University athletic events to Learfield Communications, Kansas State athletics director Tim Weiser said Monday.
In the halls
March 1, 2005
Musician to give keynote address
March 1, 2005
Jane Ira Bloom, a soprano saxophonist and composer, will give the keynote address for the second Interdisciplinary Jazz Colloquium at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Kansas Union’s Alderson Auditorium.
Touring ‘Carmen’ stimulates, disappoints
March 1, 2005
A sold-out house waited Saturday evening for the opening curtain of the Teatro Lirico D’Europa’s “Carmen” at the Lied Center. The large company of nearly 40, accompanied by a full orchestra, held the stage for the next three hours, in a performance at times stimulating and at other times disappointing. Giorgio Lalov, who formed the company in 1988, is its artistic director, and Krassimir Topolov its able musical director.
Primary turnout predicted to hit 25%
County clerk optimistic despite lagging advance, mail-in ballot totals
March 1, 2005
The numbers seem to suggest otherwise, but County Clerk Jamie Shew said he was expecting a relatively big turnout today at the polls.
Struggle to survive
Monarch decline affects KU program
March 1, 2005
Winter storms and a loss of habitat and food sources have caused a steep decline in the population of monarch butterflies, according to the director of the Kansas University-based Monarch Watch.
Joe’s Bakery employee known for hard work
Longtime staffer dies at age 66
March 1, 2005
Ralph Smith says he remembers crying from embarrassment when his father’s bakery employee Dorothy Nadine Armstrong kissed him when he was 5 or 6 years old.
Attorneys paint conflicting pictures of Michael Jackson
March 1, 2005
Jurors were given opposing images of Michael Jackson as the pop star’s trial opened Monday — the prosecution portraying him as a perverted child molester and the defense saying he was the victim of a con artist who used her cancer-stricken son to prey on celebrities for money.
Caregiver guilty of scamming ex-judge
March 1, 2005
A caregiver hired to help a retired judge and his wife pay their bills pleaded guilty Monday to scamming the Lawrence couple out of nearly $110,000.
Branson’s former client pleads to new charge
March 1, 2005
A Lawrence man entered a plea to a misdemeanor Monday after having a previous conviction in the same case thrown out based on a finding that his defense attorney — newly elected Dist. Atty. Charles Branson — was ineffective.
Costs increasing for district audit
March 1, 2005
Another cost of educating Lawrence’s children went up Monday, when school board members agreed to pay $21,200 for an annual audit.
No surprise: Illinois still on top
Unbeaten Illini unanimous No. 1; LSU tops women’s poll
March 1, 2005
Illinois was No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll Monday, the Illini’s 13th straight week on top and their fifth consecutive poll as a unanimous choice.
SMS playing poorly
Bears, Jayhawks geographic rivals
March 1, 2005
Every season, Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price looks forward to playing Southwest Missouri State.
Oscars see drop in viewership
March 1, 2005
With comedian Chris Rock, the Academy Awards succeeded in its effort to find a younger audience — but perhaps at the expense of the country as a whole.
People
March 1, 2005
¢ Mother-daughter duo finds no ‘worst dressed’ ¢ JLo’s jacket reminds some of ‘death head’ Nazi symbol ¢ Actor kept shooting series during chemotherapy ¢ Contestant knew she wasn’t ready to be ‘Survivor’
Brother of accused serial killer says family still in denial
March 1, 2005
He can’t believe his brother did it.
Oskaloosa girls rout Mission Valley
Forward Reed helps Bears claim rare sub-state victory, 46-30
March 1, 2005
A victory in the first round of basketball sub-state had eluded Oskaloosa High for so many years, coach Rod Stottlemire honestly couldn’t remember the last time it had happened.
City passes not valid for sub-state
March 1, 2005
Lawrence High and Free State High season sports passes won’t be valid for admission to this week’s Class 6A sub-state basketball games.
OU deals Texas tough loss
March 1, 2005
With a rugged victory over a tough rival, No. 20 Oklahoma earned an extra day of rest in the postseason.
Pitt continues to dominate BC
March 1, 2005
Pittsburgh still could earn a bye in the Big East tournament and a berth in the NCAA Tournament thanks to its old friends at Boston College.
Sarah Marie Gudenkauf, Lawrence
March 1, 2005
Sammie Clayton Hunter, Lawrence
March 1, 2005
Barbara I. McAntee, Topeka
March 1, 2005
Jack A. Williams Sr., Bonner Springs
March 1, 2005
Zona Bee Spillman Lana, Topeka
March 1, 2005
On the record
March 1, 2005
Suicide bomber kills 115 outside clinic
March 1, 2005
In the deadliest single strike since the fall of Saddam Hussein, a suicide car bomber attacked mostly Shiite police and National Guard recruits lined up for physical exams at a medical clinic Monday, killing 115 and wounding 132 there and at a nearby market.
Federal judge finds two bodies in her Chicago home
March 1, 2005
A federal judge discovered two bodies in her home Monday night, and authorities were investigating the deaths, police said.
Local briefs
March 1, 2005
¢ Longtime Free State educator retiring ¢ City ordered to pay developers’ legal fees ¢ Stolen van leads patrol on I-70 chase ¢ Museum holds court on Jayhawk lore
Armstrong Services, Lawrence
March 1, 2005
Latin America needs attention
March 1, 2005
Now that President George W. Bush has made the rounds in Europe, how about a “charm offensive” in Latin America and the Caribbean?
Briefly
March 1, 2005
¢ Witnesses: Beating may have been racial attack ¢ MS drug voluntarily pulled from shelves
Briefly
March 1, 2005
¢ Quail Run School offers pancake feed ¢ Commission discusses planning issues ¢ Police investigating missing sculpture
Briefly
March 1, 2005
¢ Intelligence indicates Bin Laden recruiting Iraqis ¢ Pope has begun therapy ¢ Snow storm plows along East Coast ¢ Fourth bird flu case confirmed
Lebanon’s Syrian-backed government steps down
March 1, 2005
With shouts of “Syria out!” 25,000 protesters massed outside Parliament in a dramatic display of defiance that forced out Lebanon’s pro-Syrian prime minister and Cabinet Monday, two weeks after the assassination of a popular politician touched off increasing unrest.
Knicks clip Lakers
N.Y. holds off L.A. charge for overtime win
March 1, 2005
For the New York Knicks, a loss would have been beyond demoralizing. More like devastating, an excuse to mail in the final 25 games of the season.
Graphic evidence presented in court
Thomas Murray’s murder trial nears halfway point
March 1, 2005
It was hard for courtroom observers to watch.
McMillan’s smokin’ 40 glistens at NFL combine
March 1, 2005
For a guy out to prove himself as an NFL-caliber talent, David McMillan sure helped his cause Monday.
Teachers’ union criticizes legislative ‘shell game’
March 1, 2005
Kansas’ teachers union Monday said legislative leaders had failed to come up with a legitimate education finance proposal because they were more concerned with politics than school children.
Double Take: Pain pills should not be used to induce sleep
March 1, 2005
Dear Dr. Wes & Jenny: I got a hold of some hydrocodone and have been using it to sleep at night because I’ve been so stressed out. I know this is a bad habit to form, but I am not sleeping and it is making it hard for me to concentrate. Any suggestions?