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6News: Friend says Murray remarked about “all the blood”
March 10, 2005
Gay Crossley-Brubaker, a friend of Thomas E. Murray’s, describes the telephone conversation she had with Murray two days after the murder of his ex-wife, Carmin Ross.
Transcript of chat with KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway
March 10, 2005
(Updated Wednesday at 3:08 p.m.) Welcome to our online chat with Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway. The chat took place on Wednesday, March 9, at 2:00 PM and is now closed, but you can read the full transcript on this page.
Samurai sword threat leads to conviction
March 10, 2005
(Updated Thursday at 2:22 p.m.) A judge convicted a Lawrence man today of threatening a police officer by waving a Samurai sword at him, and the judge said police used “great restraint” in not shooting the man.
Wind advisory issued for area
March 10, 2005
(Updated Thursday at 12:39 p.m.) If you’re headed off to Kansas City today to watch the Big 12 men’s basketball tournament, hang on tight to your tickets — a blustery day is expected, with strong winds gusting up to 50 mph.
Higher ed hostage
Pitting higher education against K-12 schools? The legislators say that’s not what they are doing, but their actions say otherwise.
March 10, 2005
The words and actions of Kansas legislators don’t seem to be matching up.
Briefcase
March 10, 2005
¢ D3 Sports to open near 31st and Iowa ¢ Property assessment forms due Tuesday ¢ Stocks slip on volatile oil prices
Robots’ lets Williams’ personality cut loose
March 10, 2005
In an ideal world, Robin Williams would have been born a cartoon.
Our town sports
March 10, 2005
Lew Perkins Provision’ seemingly unopposed
March 10, 2005
A proposed “Lew Perkins Provision” aimed at guaranteeing full disclosure of public employees’ compensation should face no opposition when a House committee considers the measure, the panel’s chairman said Wednesday.
Von Achen services
March 10, 2005
Merchants also feel squeeze at gas pump
March 10, 2005
At Zarco 66 on 23rd Street, the price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline Wednesday was $2.05.
Mending screens can make homes more efficient
March 10, 2005
Newer, more energy-efficient homes don’t allow for the passive exchange of air through cracks, gaps and penetrations as older homes did. Thick insulation, caulking at windows and doors, and gaskets at lights and plugs are a few of the improvements that make today’s homes more energy-efficient.
Studies report medication Plavix a lifesaver after heart attacks
March 10, 2005
Adding Plavix to other anticlotting drugs typically given to heart attack patients saves lives and prevents second heart attacks, two huge international studies found.
Correction
March 10, 2005
The address for ECKAN Douglas County is 2518 Ridge Court. The address was listed incorrectly in Wednesday’s Journal-World.
Dozens of Americans hurt in blast; 41 bodies found at two sites
March 10, 2005
Iraqi authorities found 41 decomposed bodies — some bullet-riddled, others beheaded — at sites near the Syrian border and south of the capital, and said Wednesday they included women and children who may have been killed because insurgents thought their families were collaborating with U.S. forces.
Briefly
March 10, 2005
¢ Judge angered by media BTK coverage ¢ Co-inventor of laser wins religion prize ¢ Pentagon still lacks plan for reimbursing troops ¢ Report: Leaders didn’t order prison abuse ¢ Report: CU seeks to buy out professor’s contract
St. Pat’s Day collectibles rare
March 10, 2005
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, green is a color of preference this month.
Pistons snap three-game skid
McDyess leads way with 20 points, eight caroms
March 10, 2005
The Detroit Pistons knew they were taking a risk when they signed oft-injured Antonio McDyess as free agent last summer.
Self seeks Saturday title game
KU coach says moving Big 12 championship up a day would help teams
March 10, 2005
If Bill Self could, he definitely would change the dates of the Big 12 men’s basketball tournament.
Beard services
March 10, 2005
People
March 10, 2005
¢ Country singer Chris LeDoux dies of cancer ¢ Actress to fight charges from GOP convention arrest ¢ 50 Cent ends feud with rapper The Game
GOP advances $2.57T budget
Proposal would decrease funding for students, poor
March 10, 2005
Republicans pushed a $2.57 trillion budget through the House Budget Committee on Wednesday, answering record federal deficits by seeking broad cuts in domestic programs and carving deeper into benefits for the poor and students than President Bush proposed.
Sex motive behind wife’s slaying, prosecutors say
Mistress, daughter testify as ex-Christian school leader ordered to stand trial
March 10, 2005
Prosecutors alleged Wednesday that a well-known carpenter and former Christian school leader strangled his wife so he could pursue relationships with other women.
Briefly
March 10, 2005
¢ Deadlock reached in Jericho handover ¢ Kosovo’s former PM surrenders to tribunal ¢ Anti-narcotics helicopter crashes
Democracy may take root in Beirut Spring
March 10, 2005
Lebanon, when I lived, there was a simmering cauldron that I watched explode into vicious civil war in the spring of 1975. Thirty years have not dimmed my regard for the Lebanese people or my regret over their fate. Trusting their political instincts still comes hard, however.
Classroom dollars
March 10, 2005
Voting rights
March 10, 2005
Integrity, zealotry
March 10, 2005
Science debate
March 10, 2005
Our battle with our bodies
March 10, 2005
You have to admit that a show named “Fat Actress” is a headline writer’s dream. The Showtime docu-comedy that premiered Monday was heralded with enough puns to fill the all-you-can-eat buffet at the copy desk.
Game rhythm
March 10, 2005
Point clarified
March 10, 2005
Thrifty thought
March 10, 2005
Commodities
March 10, 2005
Robert Jordan Seitz, Topeka
March 10, 2005
Richard E. Yates, Wichita
March 10, 2005
Ruth Keys Clark, Winchester
March 10, 2005
Edward E. ‘Ed’ Pavelac, Oskaloosa
March 10, 2005
Clarence Irl Hart, Topeka
March 10, 2005
Daily ticker
March 10, 2005
Bill would allow KU workers to leave civil service
March 10, 2005
A measure that would allow Kansas University classified staff to leave the state’s civil service system won preliminary approval Wednesday in the Kansas Senate.
More retirees returning to work
Elderly choose to stay active, make money
March 10, 2005
After decades working in financial and real estate management, 61-year-old Bill Copeland retired to his version of the American dream — not full-time leisure but a less-taxing job.
Boeing layoffs bring uncertainty
Aerospace firm to deliver notices Friday
March 10, 2005
Boeing Co. will issue thousands of layoff notices Friday, part of the process of selling its commercial aircraft operations in Kansas and Oklahoma to Onex Corp., the Canadian firm that’s likely to hire many back into their old jobs.
Basketball fever calls for quick diagnosis
Today’s thermometers offer faster results
March 10, 2005
“Nintey-nine point two,” my daughter Bonnie said, her voice sounding weak as she looked at the small digital thermometer.
Comedy debuts with a bang
March 10, 2005
The Monty Python troupe has amused a generation of fans, inspired a Broadway comedy and launched countless copycats. Add “The Hollow Men” (9:30 p.m., Comedy Central) to the legion of imitators. Like Python, the “Men” combine university smarts with a refined sense of silliness. The Cambridge-educated Brits take their name from a T.S. Eliot poem, after all.
Exhibit to feature book cover designs
March 10, 2005
Graphic design students, professional designers and book lovers soon will have a chance to view award-winning book and jacket designs from some of the nation’s most well-known scholarly presses.
Artist coalition seeks entries
March 10, 2005
The Kansas City Artists Coalition is seeking entries for its Undergraduate College Student Exhibition.
Luck o’ the Irish to ya
Clovers, shamrocks rooted in Celtic, Christian traditions
March 10, 2005
“The luck of the Irish” has been a saying tossed around for decades, along with images of tiny green men, green beer and, of course, the four-leaf clover.
Sharpen your pruners: Time for a spring buzz
March 10, 2005
Traditionally, dormant pruning is saved for the coldest and windiest weekend of the winter. Not this year.
Classroom transitions to theater as KU students’ plays hit stage
March 10, 2005
Emily is tired of bringing Colin his breakfast. For once, she wants it brought to her.
U.S. version of Italian’s death disputed
March 10, 2005
The prime minister on Wednesday disputed Washington’s version of the events leading to the killing of an Italian intelligence agent by U.S. troops in Baghdad, saying the agent had notified the proper authorities that he was on his way to the airport after winning the release of a hostage.
Marshall football coach resigns
Pruett, 61, hopes to remain at school in another capacity
March 10, 2005
Marshall football coach Bob Pruett retired Wednesday after nine years at the West Virginia school.
NCAA committee faces tough task
Selection group chair Bowlsby says Big 12 ranks as No. 2 conference behind ACC
March 10, 2005
Choosing 34 teams to receive at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament is always a difficult chore for the selection committee.
History belies tourney’s wide-open look
No team seeded fifth or worse has won Big 12 men’s postseason event
March 10, 2005
On paper, this might look like the most wide-open Big 12 tournament in the conference’s nine-year history.
Baylor belts Missouri; K-State rips Nebraska
Wildcats to meet Texas in semifinals
March 10, 2005
Baylor coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson has such a talented team, balancing playing time can sometimes be tougher than winning ballgames.
Colts reportedly willing to trade James
Jets finalize Coles deal; Chargers give McCardell $4.1 million bonus
March 10, 2005
Two-time NFL rushing champion Edgerrin James might be on the trading block and could be a big bargain for someone.
Williams recounts Romanowski punch
March 10, 2005
Marcus Williams relived for jurors Wednesday the face-smashing punch teammate Bill Romanowski leveled on him during a practice drill that ended the former Oakland Raiders tight end’s career after two seasons.
Seven players subpoenaed
Congressional committee wants steroids testimony
March 10, 2005
Major league baseball responded with outrage to congressional subpoenas for Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, Jason Giambi and four other players, vowing to fight them all the way to court.
Cardinals pitcher Ankiel moving to outfield
March 10, 2005
Rick Ankiel couldn’t find the plate, and now he won’t take the mound.
Indians’ Gonzalez strains hamstring
March 10, 2005
Cleveland outfielder Juan Gonzalez has a strained left hamstring.
Royals’ Lima escapes early trouble in win
Kansas City shuts out Mariners, 6-0
March 10, 2005
Jose Lima pitched out of trouble in each of his three innings to lead the Kansas City Royals over the Seattle Mariners, 6-0, Wednesday.
Wellsville boys season on line in state opener
March 10, 2005
Wellsville High’s boys basketball players might have surprised everybody but themselves when the Eagles advanced to today’s Class 3A state tournament.
Simien named Big 12 player of year in media polling
March 10, 2005
It’s hard to get a group of sports writers and coaches to agree on anything.
Opal E. Coffman, Overbrook
March 10, 2005
Jayhawks’ McCoy earns vacation
Kansas football player gets two weeks off from tour in U.S. Army before returning to Iraq
March 10, 2005
John McCoy is home — at least for a little while.
Vikings hand Firebirds heartbreaking 42-39 defeat
City hoop dreams dashed
March 10, 2005
To get a feel for just how heartbreaking of a loss Free State High’s boys basketball team suffered Wednesday, one only had to see the Firebirds’ biggest fan — 5-year-old Matt Hill.
Lions can’t match frantic pace of Aces
City hoop dreams dashed
March 10, 2005
It was 99 seconds of hell, to be blunt. Lawrence High’s boys basketball team just wouldn’t go away in the first half against a run-and-gun group from Wichita East, but the Aces pulled away with a paralyzing 12-0 spurt right out of the gates in the second half.
U.S. calls for IRA to disband
Group offered to kill expelled members after slaying
March 10, 2005
In its bluntest criticism yet of the Irish Republican Army, the Bush administration told the IRA it should disband after the outlawed group’s offer to shoot four men, including two recently expelled members, responsible for killing a Catholic civilian.
At least 27 Filipino children die in poisoning
March 10, 2005
Wailing parents carried the bodies of their children from hospitals after a snack of cassava — a root that’s poisonous if not prepared correctly — bought from an outside vendor killed 27 and sickened 100 others Wednesday at an elementary school in the south-central Philippines.
FDA seizes prescription orders from I-SaveRX
Kansas among states that use service
March 10, 2005
The Food and Drug Administration has seized prescription drug orders sent from abroad to more than 50 customers of I-SaveRx, a multistate program to import cheaper prescription drugs from Europe and Canada.
Senate delays action on bankruptcy changes
March 10, 2005
A bill that would produce the biggest change in federal bankruptcy laws in more than 25 years hit a snag Wednesday night just as it appeared to be about to pass.
Journal to publish LHS student poetry
March 10, 2005
Twenty-two students in a creative writing class at Lawrence High School will have their poems published in the spring edition of Celebration of Young Poets.
School administrators announce retirement plans
March 10, 2005
Two administrators for Lawrence public schools, with 23 years of combined experience in the district, announced Wednesday they would retire at the end of the school year.
Mailbox resolution put to more review
March 10, 2005
Denny Johnson likes his ornamental mailbox, which is set on a well pump.
House mulls proposal for state smoking ban
March 10, 2005
A bill aimed at eliminating smoking in public places statewide starting in 2007 was reviewed Wednesday by a House committee whose chairman is pushing the idea.
Duane M. Lee, Neutral
March 10, 2005
Victoria Kimbrough, Lawrence
March 10, 2005
Eileen M. Zuzzio, Baldwin
March 10, 2005
City candidates value balance in office
March 10, 2005
The two Lawrence City Commission candidates aligned with the smart growth-oriented Progressive Lawrence Campaign tried to convince voters at a forum Wednesday that their voices are needed to keep city government balanced.
On the record
March 10, 2005
K.C. hopes to become permanent Big 12 home
City officials want commitment to keep conference tournament
March 10, 2005
Kansas City is trying to put its best sneaker-clad foot forward this week for the Big 12 men’s and women’s basketball tournaments.
City briefs
March 10, 2005
¢ Candidates to field questions from public ¢ Police search for chase suspect ¢ Physician investigated
House kills Sebelius health care reorganization plan
March 10, 2005
House Republicans have killed Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ plan for reorganizing social service programs.
Lebanese lawmakers set to reinstate prime minister
March 10, 2005
Bolstered by a massive pro-Syrian demonstration, Lebanese allies of Syria moved Wednesday to reinstate the prime minister, who recently was forced out by anti-Damascus protests. Their action ensures Syria’s continued dominance of Lebanese politics.
Cubs’ Wood makes early exit
Shoulder tightness causes Chicago ace to leave exhibition
March 10, 2005
Kerry Wood left the Chicago Cubs’ 6-5 loss to the Texas Rangers on Wednesday before the third inning because of tightness in his right shoulder.
Tongie girls excited about trip to state
March 10, 2005
Tonganoxie High’s girls basketball team’s state-tournament berth wasn’t built in one day, in one game, or even one year.
Gibbs bemoans Redskins’ losses to free agency
March 10, 2005
Joe Gibbs spoke for 12 minutes nonstop. He said nothing new and repeated the same words and phrases several times, sounding more like a man at a loss to explain something gone awry than a Hall of Fame football coach.
Murray’s attorneys begin defense
Prosecution rests; family friend testifies on emotional talk with defendant after slaying
March 10, 2005
After Carmin Ross was found stabbed to death in November 2003, jurors heard Wednesday, her ex-husband had an emotional conversation with a family friend.
Horoscopes
March 10, 2005
6Sports video: Tonganoxie ready for state
March 10, 2005
The Chieftains have earned the third seed in the girls’ Class 4A Tournament and are prepared to face Royal Valley in the first round.
6Sports video: Lions fall to Wichita East
March 10, 2005
The long-awaited trip back to state tournament play was cut short for Lawrence High with a 91-66 loss to Wichita East.
6Sports video: Firebirds lose to West
March 10, 2005
State trip No. 3 held no charm for Free State, which fell short of Shawnee Mission West 42-39.
Briefly
March 10, 2005
¢ Indictments handed up in sheriff’s death ¢ Committee softens language on evolution
Accuser faces Jackson in molestation trial
March 10, 2005
Michael Jackson’s young accuser took the witness stand Wednesday, saying he once considered the pop star now charged with molesting him “the coolest guy in the world.”
Chancellor takes broad view of funding
March 10, 2005
Despite the indications of some legislators, Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway remains hopeful that funding for K-12 and higher education won’t be in competition this legislative session.
House shoots down Sebelius’ health plan
Republicans deny her executive order for reorganization was stopped because of partisanship
March 10, 2005
House Republicans on Wednesday killed one of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ major proposals for the 2005 legislative session, rejecting a reorganization of health care programs.
Teachers, board seek common ground
Agreement reached to sort through budget discrepancies
March 10, 2005
Lawrence teachers on Wednesday said they thought there was enough money in the school district’s budget to cover a modest pay raise this year. School board members said there wasn’t.
6News broadcast earns Walter Cronkite Award
News program recognized for its work on November 2004 Election Special
March 10, 2005
The World Company’s 6News has earned the 2005 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism.