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Grieb bows out of commission race
March 8, 2005
(Web Posted Tuesday at 1:43 p.m.) George Grieb, the sixth place finisher in last week’s Lawrence City Commission primary, has ended his campaign for one of three seats on the commission, he announced today.
Cloudy today, chance of snow flurries tonight
March 8, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 8:05 a.m.) Winter’s not quite over yet — there was a 17-degree wind chill this morning. And there’s a slight chance for snow flurries overnight, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Tree knocks out power
March 8, 2005
(Web Posted Wednesday at 12:00 a.m.) A tree fell on a power line Tuesday evening, cutting off electricity to several blocks in the Holcom Park area of southern Lawrence, according to Westar Energy officials.
6Sports video: LHS returns to State
March 8, 2005
The last time the Lions have been to the State tournament, the team was led by current KU walk-on Steve Vinson.
6Sports video: Firebirds heading to State
March 8, 2005
A coin flip has given Free State the no. 1 seed at next weekend’s State tournament.
Briefly
March 8, 2005
¢ Legislative librarian retiring after 37 years ¢ St. Patrick’s parade seeks more entries
All-Big 12 Conference honors
March 8, 2005
Illinois not unanimous
March 8, 2005
Illinois’ first loss of the season wasn’t enough to knock the Illini out of the top spot in the AP poll, but Kansas University’s fourth loss in six games dropped the Jayhawks to a season-low ninth.
Cavs losing games, confidence
Once-sizzling Cleveland suffering through six-game slide
March 8, 2005
The Cavaliers have begun their push for the NBA playoffs — backward.
Hudson makes first appearance with Braves
March 8, 2005
Tim Hudson’s sinker looked just as nasty with him in an Atlanta uniform as it did when he was with Oakland.
Mets welcome back volatile Strawberry
March 8, 2005
Decked out in a Mets uniform for the first time in 15 years, a smiling Darryl Strawberry strolled into the dugout and flexed his left biceps.
Langford expected to play in NCAA
Senior guard’s ankle bruised, not broken
March 8, 2005
Keith Langford has a deep bone bruise in his left ankle, not a fracture, which is a big break for Kansas University’s men’s basketball team.
Kenneth O. von Achen, Eudora
March 8, 2005
Briefly
March 8, 2005
¢ Study: Aspirin’s effects differ between genders ¢ British development worker killed in capital ¢ State funeral held for slain negotiator
Woodling: Henrickson has Kansas headed in right direction
March 8, 2005
Who says women are the weaker sex?
Clarification
March 8, 2005
Kansas University senior Jeremy Sims’ clocking of 1:47.04 in the 800-meter run Saturday at Iowa State eclipsed Jim Ryun’s school record of 1:47.91 set in 1967. Ryun’s time was omitted from a story in Sunday’s Journal-World.
Double Take: Parents should confront pot use
March 8, 2005
Dear Dr. Wes & Jenny: My parents came across a note from a friend of mine. Mentioned in it was the fact that we smoke pot on a regular basis. They haven’t said anything to me about it, but I know that they found it because they talked to my older brother. Should I bring it up? Or just wait for them to say something? — 14-year-old girl
Going grain for breakfast can be traced to 1860s
March 8, 2005
Did you have cereal for breakfast today? If so, you have lots of company: 98 percent of American kids eat cereal, which makes it a hot item at the grocery store.
Senate fails to raise minimum wage
March 8, 2005
Loma Pongmee made more than $7 an hour last summer working at the Lawrence Aquatic Center and loved the pay. But when summer ended, the 19-year-old Kansas University freshman found herself scooping ice cream for the federal minimum wage — $5.15 an hour.
Faculty pay may battle schools for state funding
Republican committee members delay decision
March 8, 2005
Republicans opposed to new taxes have placed public school funding and pay raises for university faculty on a collision path.
CU president resigns amid lingering scandals
March 8, 2005
University of Colorado President Elizabeth Hoffman announced her resignation Monday amid pressure generated by sex and recruiting scandals at the Boulder campus’s athletic department and an uproar over comments by a professor who compared the Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi war criminal.
Gordon Services, Olathe
March 8, 2005
Corrections
March 8, 2005
Fatigued Heat hold on
Wade, O’Neal power Miami past 76ers
March 8, 2005
The legs got weary at the end, a byproduct of playing four games in five nights. Yet by the time fatigue set in, the Miami Heat had such a big lead that their latest winning streak never was in jeopardy.
Daily ticker
March 8, 2005
Boeing ousts CEO over relationship
March 8, 2005
Boeing Co. CEO Harry Stonecipher, brought back from retirement 15 months ago to boost the aerospace manufacturer’s tainted image, has been forced out because of a new ethics scandal involving an affair he had this year with a female company executive.
Southeast Lawrence proposal splits city, county
Housing, industrial uses considered for land near former Farmland plant
March 8, 2005
Residents of southeast Lawrence will have to wait a little longer to find out whether their new neighbors will be single-family homeowners or workers at a new business park.
Simien alone at top
Coaches tap senior player of year
March 8, 2005
The postseason awards already are starting to pour in for Kansas University power forward Wayne Simien.
Ruth Sarah Larsen, Lawrence
March 8, 2005
Design Tips for gardeners
March 8, 2005
If you plan to create new gardens this spring, keep these design tips in mind.
Gardens need attention to get them off to a good start
March 8, 2005
Wake up and get moving in your garden. It’s officially spring.
Grow more than just green beans
March 8, 2005
This spring brings the fantastic and unexpected colors of the Land of Oz into your garden plot.
Jayhawks seek sweep today against Tigers
March 8, 2005
Hold the brooms. Kansas University must knock off Missouri one more time to claim a women’s basketball season sweep.
Briefly
March 8, 2005
¢ Kindergartner dies after choking on ball ¢ Forums feature city, school candidates ¢ Patrol seeks fuel deals
Photo: Moving day hits snag
March 8, 2005
Wright’s stuff stops Royals
March 8, 2005
Jamey Wright allowed two hits over four shutout innings Monday to help Colorado to an 8-7 victory over Kansas City.
Corporate conduct
March 8, 2005
Congratulations to the Boeing Co. board for holding its top executive to the standards set in the company’s code of conduct.
Court’s death ruling outside mainstream
March 8, 2005
In 1992, before delivering the Supreme Court’s ruling in an abortion case, Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has a penchant for self-dramatization, stood with a journalist observing rival groups of demonstrators and mused: “Sometimes you don’t know if you’re Caesar about to cross the Rubicon or Captain Queeg cutting your own tow line.” Or perhaps you are a would-be legislator, a dilettante sociologist and freelance moralist, disguised as a judge.
Martha’s re-entry easier than most
March 8, 2005
As Americans watched Martha Stewart’s release from federal prison on Friday, they could rest assured that her re-entry to life on the outside will probably be successful. It helps to leave prison for a $16 million New York home, but more important, Stewart returns directly to her home, with her family intact, facing no barriers to a job, and with a bright future filled with friends and a community that supports her.
Iraq ‘success’ hard to see
March 8, 2005
Things are looking up in Iraq. That’s what I keep hearing. They held successful elections, didn’t they? And the rest of the region is reflecting this success, with the Lebanese kicking out their Syrian-backed government and the Egyptians promising elections.
Shame on Kline
March 8, 2005
Teen drivers
March 8, 2005
Naturalistic view
March 8, 2005
Mom embraces son’s high-flying career
March 8, 2005
Lauraine Mulally always knew her son had lofty goals.
Stewart returns to work, thanks staff
March 8, 2005
A beaming Martha Stewart praised her employees on her first day back at work Monday and told the cheering workers who welcomed her return that she thought of them every day of her five months in prison.
Briefcase
March 8, 2005
¢ U.S. automakers improve reliability ¢ Consumers boost borrowing in January ¢ Aquila posts loss ¢ Oil prices on rise
Dose of danger
More teens abusing prescription drugs — and paying the price in emergency rooms
March 8, 2005
Ryan Smith remembers the night, during his junior year of high school, when a friend gave him his first Vicodin. “It felt so incredible. I remember thinking, ‘I am going to do this for the rest of my life,’” he says.
In the halls
March 8, 2005
Doing time in the kitchen
Cooking class offers safe haven for parole violators
March 8, 2005
Sun streamed into the kitchen at Island Academy as the white-aproned cooking class students, ages 16 to 19, clustered eagerly around Lauren Groveman. She was showing the girls how to chop an onion to use in a recipe for Sloppy Joes.
Baker student plays in national honor band
March 8, 2005
Jeremy Wohletz, a Baker University student from Basehor, performed Feb. 25 with a national honor band in New York.
Deadwood’ seeks to be real bit of the Old West
March 8, 2005
A visit to the dingy Western set of “Deadwood” makes you wonder: What century is this, anyway? — until director Ed Bianchi yells “Cut!” and the scruffy miners put on sunglasses and haul out cell phones to check their messages.
Blind Justice’ easy to predict
March 8, 2005
A detective on a hit TV show can’t be too gifted these days. “Monk” mines humor from a former cop with a maddening attention to detail. “Medium” shows how the police depend on a woman with a highly active intuition. But if Allison on “Medium” has six senses to play with, “Blind Justice” (9 p.m., ABC) offers a detective with only four to rely on.
Bachelorette’ Jen Schefft says she was honest
March 8, 2005
Viewers of “The Bachelorette” were stunned when Jen Schefft rejected both of the finalists last week.
Arts notes
March 8, 2005
¢ Latin poet to give public reading at KU ¢ East Lawrence to have annual YART sale
State board plans six days of evolution hearings
March 8, 2005
Eighty years after the Scopes Monkey Trial, State Board of Education members plan to hear arguments over whether they should add criticism of evolution to Kansas’ science standards.
County may add mailbox regulations
March 8, 2005
Rural mailboxes could fall under county regulation if county commissioners adopt a proposal they’ll consider Wednesday night.
BTK’s distinctive signature revealed after 31 years
March 8, 2005
For 31 years, it remained one of the most closely guarded secrets in the BTK serial murder case.
Capitol briefing
March 8, 2005
Testimony centers on gasoline usage
Prosecution says fuel use suggests trip to Lawrence; defense disputes analysis
March 8, 2005
The needle of a car’s gasoline gauge was the central point of testimony Monday in the trial of a Kansas State University professor charged with murdering his ex-wife.
Docking, KU in hunt
March 8, 2005
Sophomore Tyler Docking is tied for second after he fired a 3-under 69, helping Kansas University’s men’s golf team earn a share of fourth place Monday after the first round of the Louisiana Classics Invitational.
KU expels fraternity
Phi Kappa Theta banned from campus for keg party
March 8, 2005
A Kansas University fraternity has been expelled from campus for organizing a party last month in which police cited nine people for alcohol violations and seized 16 kegs of beer.
Pantry cupboards nearly bare
Agencies hoping for fresh round of food donations to restock shelves
March 8, 2005
When the local Salvation Army food pantry runs out of peanut butter and canned meats, workers usually give canned beans to people in need. But now the pantry is running out of beans, too.
Developer seeks water deal to keep Lecompton residential plans alive
March 8, 2005
A Lawrence developer is seeking help from the city of Lecompton to spur his plans for a residential development south of the city.
6Sports to show state
March 8, 2005
Sunflower Broadband Channel 6 will have delayed telecasts of the Lawrence High and Free State High boys basketball games from the Class 6A state tournament Wednesday in Emporia. The Free State-Shawnee Mission West game will be shown at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday and the Lawrence-Wichita East game at 10:30 p.m. Thursday.
Neuheisel claims vindication
Former Washington coach nets $4.5 million settlement
March 8, 2005
Fired Washington football coach Rick Neuheisel left a courtroom Monday with a $4.5 million settlement in his lawsuit against the NCAA and university, claiming victory in his 21-month legal battle.
Cardinals continue signing spree
Arizona picks up defensive end Okeafor for latest offseason acquisition; Lions land dandy duo
March 8, 2005
Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green dipped into the free agent market for the third time in five days, signing defensive end Chike Okeafor to go with quarterback Kurt Warner and offensive tackle Oliver Ross.
People
March 8, 2005
¢ Orchestra musicians unite for free community concert ¢ Singer files protection order against former fiance ¢ McMahon hospitalized after falling in home ¢ Backstreet Boy arrested in drunken driving incident
Study: Mild memory impairment may be early Alzheimer’s disease
March 8, 2005
Mild cognitive impairment, a subtle memory disorder that affects millions of older Americans, actually may be early Alzheimer’s disease or another early form of dementia known as cerebral vascular disease, according to a new study.
Frances K. Martin, Oskaloosa
March 8, 2005
Democrats already rallying around Moore
March 8, 2005
Democrats have again highlighted Kansas Rep. Dennis Moore’s congressional seat as one of the toughest to keep in party hands.
KU women’s lacrosse drops pair in Missouri
March 8, 2005
Illinois stopped Kansas University’s women’s lacrosse team, 19-7, Saturday.
LHS to fete bowling, basketball at assembly
March 8, 2005
Lawrence High students, alumni and friends are invited to attend a pep assembly at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday in the LHS gym.
Datebook
March 8, 2005
Wesley Josef Hein, Lawrence
March 8, 2005
Lawrence Alva Hetrick, Topeka
March 8, 2005
Elbert E. ‘Skid’ Seetin,
March 8, 2005
Rosalind Marie Phillips, Leavenworth
March 8, 2005
On the record
March 8, 2005
NBA briefs
March 8, 2005
¢ Webber, O’Brien meet to discuss playing time ¢ Jamison’s streak to end
Syria remains elusive as to withdrawal timeline
March 8, 2005
Syrian soldiers loaded trucks with furniture and other supplies and drove east from the Lebanese mountain posts they have held for decades, the first signs of a redeployment to Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley announced Monday. But no deadline was set for their complete withdrawal, and Washington rejected the pullback as insufficient.
Bush nominates U.N. critic as world body rep
March 8, 2005
President Bush nominated State Department official John R. Bolton to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Monday, selecting an administration loyalist who has disparaged the world body and clashed with allies over Iran and North Korea policy.
Insurgent attacks in Iraq leave 33 dead, dozens injured
March 8, 2005
Iraqi insurgents set off bombs and fired rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons at military convoys, checkpoints and police patrols in a spate of violence Monday that killed 33 people and wounded dozens.
Railcar not meant to hold corrosive acids
March 8, 2005
A railroad tank car that leaked toxic fumes, forcing thousands of people from their homes, was not designed to hold the mixture of highly corrosive acids with which it had been filled, the car’s owner said Monday.
Poverty-fighting friar speaks at Haskell
March 8, 2005
A retired Capuchin Franciscan friar who spent 50 years fighting poverty on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in southeast Montana had some plainspoken advice for Haskell Indian Nations University students Monday.
What’s in a name?
Kim’s Mophead is still great
March 8, 2005
My imagination runs wild when I think about a white coneflower I saw last summer. I can picture a man saying, “Honey, I got a new white coneflower and I am going to name it after you — Kim’s Mophead.”
Starting From Scratch
March 8, 2005
While many gardeners take the easier path to garden-ready plants by buying them in April, others believe that growing them from seeds, starting now, is more fulfilling. It also allows the widest range of varieties.
Landscape Screening Can Protect Privacy While Enhancing Gardens
March 8, 2005
Judicious use of screening can increase your privacy, block ugly views, enhance your garden and encourage or discourage wildlife, depending on your preference.
LHS, KU grad among contenders for top seat
Analysts see Mulally as possible successor
March 8, 2005
With its chief executive’s office vacant for the second time in less than two years, Boeing Co. faces a tough choice: whether to promote an executive familiar with the company’s complex inner workings, or turn to an outsider who is perceived as completely clear of its ethics scandals.
Pediatrician to prepare favorite chicken recipes on show
March 8, 2005
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “A Chicken a Day.”
Horoscopes
March 8, 2005