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Authorities seeking information on K-10 shooting
March 13, 2005
(Updated Monday at 5:37 a.m.) Local authorities were seeking information this afternoon about an overnight shooting on Kansas 10 Highway east of Lawrence. One person was wounded early this morning when shots were fired into a vehicle traveling on K-10 west of Eudora, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.
Poet’s Showcase
March 13, 2005
Housing issues key in city race
Candidates differ widely on affordability, planning, development
March 13, 2005
It could be argued that Lawrence is living in the worst of two worlds when it comes to affordable housing.
Other stars
March 13, 2005
Fans having fun
March 13, 2005
Ogilvy, Wetterich share Honda lead
Bogey on 18th hole costs Janzen share of top spot
March 13, 2005
Australia’s Geoff Ogilvy overcame an eight-shot deficit at the start of play Saturday, shooting an 8-under-par 64 to tie Brett Wetterich for the lead after three rounds at the Honda Classic.
Commentary: Romanowski merits little sympathy
March 13, 2005
I’ve been trying to wrap my mind around the image of former Raiders linebacker Bill Romanowski as a sympathetic figure.
March means bass bonanza for Texas anglers
March 13, 2005
March madness isn’t just for college basketball fans. March also is the top month to catch a largemouth bass as big as Texas.
Kansas paddlefish season to open Tuesday
March 13, 2005
Paddlefish season will begin Tuesday and run through May 15, but snaggers may not have much success until eastern Kansas receives spring rains and rivers rise.
Giddens busts 3-point slump
March 13, 2005
J.R. Giddens suddenly started shooting the basketball Saturday like he really, really wanted to go home this week — as in, his Oklahoma City home.
Sutton gets title-game berth for birthday
March 13, 2005
Happy birthday, Eddie Sutton. “I’ve have had a lot of disappointment on my birthday,” Sutton said Saturday, “but today is one I’ll never forget.”
Freshman Giles answers call
March 13, 2005
C.J. Giles, who had played just three minutes total in Kansas University’s last four games, was the Jayhawks’ first big man off the bench Saturday at Kemper Arena.
Notebook
March 13, 2005
KU coach Bill Self faced the usual barrage of questions about today’s release of the NCAA Tournament pairings.
Wiper hatchery working to fill increased demand for terror of state waters
March 13, 2005
Some call it Frankenfish: The striped bass/white bass hybrid — more commonly called the wiper — is the undisputed terror of Kansas fishing waters.
Area fishing report
March 13, 2005
Round Two to OSU
Cowboys advance to final
March 13, 2005
Keith Langford, who checked out of Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Saturday morning, worked out Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Yes, some good news came out of KU’s basketball camp on an otherwise gloomy day — a day Oklahoma State nudged the Jayhawks, 78-75, in a Big 12 Conference tournament semifinal thriller at Kemper Arena.
Woodling: Rematch another classic
March 13, 2005
In a storybook world of lollipops and sugar-plum fairies, the two schools clashing for the NCAA men’s basketball championship April 4 would be Kansas and Oklahoma State.
Committee puts premium on schedule strength
March 13, 2005
New Mexico coach Ritchie McKay believes winning more than 20 games should be enough for an NCAA Tournament bid. Indiana coach Mike Davis argues the Hoosiers should be rewarded for playing one of the nation’s toughest schedules.
Kansas football to focus on offensive line this spring
March 13, 2005
Kansas University’s football mission this spring is to kick the offense in the tail and crank it up again.
Wells unveiled in BoSox loss
Pitcher wears No. 3 in debut with Boston; Houston’s Pettitte still slowed by ankle
March 13, 2005
David Wells made his Boston debut and began looking ahead to opening day; Andy Pettitte still is waiting to make his first start of spring training.
KU senior Linnen wins vault
March 13, 2005
Kansas University senior pole vaulter Amy Linnen won the NCAA Indoor Championship, posting a school-record vault of 14 feet, 1 1/4 inches Saturday.
Blazers give Pritchard first win
March 13, 2005
Shareef Abdur-Rahim had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and the Trail Blazers beat the Memphis Grizzlies, 80-66, Saturday night to give Kevin Pritchard his first victory as Portland’s interim head coach.
Tar Heels falter in ACC semis
Bynum, Georgia Tech confident after 78-75 victory
March 13, 2005
Rashad McCants followed his North Carolina teammates through the tunnel toward the locker room, wearing a stunned look while biting the front of his white jersey.
Vermont advances to NCAAs
March 13, 2005
What an exit for Vermont coach Tom Brennan.
Tennis squad falls to Nebraska, 6-1
March 13, 2005
Kansas University’s tennis team fell to Nebraska, 6-1, Saturday at Robinson Courts with KU’s lone victory coming from junior Christine Skoda in No. 2 singles.
Roberts 17th at Zone
March 13, 2005
Kansas University red-shirt freshman Jenny Roberts finished 17th in one-meter diving competition at the NCAA Zone D Diving Regional. The Chesterfield, Mo., native recorded a score of 414.40 and did not qualify to compete in the NCAA Championships.
Mayer: Game of basketball has its problems
March 13, 2005
“Clang!” That’s the title of a recent New York Times Magazine article by Michael Sokolove who notes that “pro basketball doesn’t have a drug problem or a thug problem. … It has a basketball problem.”
Texas Tech overpowers OU
Raiders hang on, earn school’s first title-game berth
March 13, 2005
Bob Knight hates conference tournaments. Always has, swears he always will.
Bears earn league sweep
Big 12 champions trounce K-State
March 13, 2005
Baylor fans used to get more fired up about free pizza than about anything happening on the court.
Calendar
March 13, 2005
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers activities during the week for residents age 55 and older. Call Senior Services at 842-0543 for more information.
Stair masters: Health-and-fitness craze reaching new heights
March 13, 2005
Taking a deep breath to quell the butterflies, Jon Blackburn warmed up before his race up the tallest skyscraper in the country. He lightly stretched his hamstrings. He jiggled his quads. And when he reached the starting doorway, Blackburn gazed up the stairwell and thought, “I can do this.”
How fit is Bush’s budget?
Spending plan calls for some retentions, cuts for health programs
March 13, 2005
Fitness advocate John F. Kennedy famously encouraged citizens to ask what they could do for their country. But here we dare to ask the tough, unpopular questions. Like: What is government doing for you? More to the point, what is the government doing to help a nation of increasingly inert, ill and overweight citizens? Is the proudly fit president, who so diligently protects his own exercise time, investing in our healthy activity, too?
A bright future
Lawrence company’s client list expanding
March 13, 2005
Gina Pacumbaba-Watson’s civil engineering business is growing fast, and she isn’t about to put on the brakes.
Chances of getting audited increasing
Tips on how to avoid visit from Uncle Sam
March 13, 2005
It’s enough to cause a momentary panic, to make your heart race and blood pressure rise. A letter from the Internal Revenue Service just can’t be good.
Keeping ‘95 Sable wagon running could turn costly
March 13, 2005
A riddle: Why is a car like a toaster? A clue: Once again, we’re talking about whether it’s time to ditch my ‘95 Sable wagon.
Singapore tops in ‘network readiness’
March 13, 2005
The United States is no longer No. 1 in making the best use of information and communications technology, a new study says. It dropped to fifth place this year, and Singapore is now tops.
Lincoln Center plays to change
Arts mecca attracts new audiences, acts
March 13, 2005
High above Central Park, around midnight, a saxophone player jams to Thelonious Monk, his riffs stroking the curved bamboo walls of a new jazz club. The lights of Manhattan glow through the picture window behind the stage.
Hepburn’s comedy classics available on DVD
March 13, 2005
Cate Blanchett deservedly won the Academy Award for playing Katharine Hepburn in “The Aviator.” But as Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell once sang, “Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby.”
24/7: Photographers document week in life of state, nation
March 13, 2005
Nearly two years ago, Kentucky photographer Tom Hardin, a long time friend and editor of mine, called to say he’d contracted with a photo book project, “America 24/7.” It would be similar to “A Day in the Life of America,” but its content would be photographed over a week’s time: May 12-18, 2003. “Day in the Life” was shot in 24 hours.
Finishative’ proves to be an elusive trait
March 13, 2005
Initiative aplenty, but finishative lacking. “I have lots of initiative, but very little finishative!” That statement is as true today as when I wrote it as a high school senior in Miss Harper’s English class.
Prairie paintings to be exhibited
March 13, 2005
Easter basket books
Holiday-themed gifts teach about textures, tiger lilies and turkeys
March 13, 2005
Three very different Easter-oriented books for three different age levels — but they all have one thing in common: They definitely guarantee a rollicking good time.
What are you reading?
March 13, 2005
Love endures, even in the face of dementia
March 13, 2005
“There’s my man,” my mother says to the nurse, beaming at my father. He has been out of the room for five minutes, but mom greets him like it has been days.
Affeldt hurt in loss
March 13, 2005
The Kansas City Royals not only lost a 2-1 game to a San Francisco Giants split squad Saturday, but also closer Jeremy Affeldt suffered a strained left muscle in the groin.
Former Topeka mayor disbarred
March 13, 2005
The Kansas Supreme Court has disbarred former Topeka major Butch Felker, who resigned in November 2003 over allegations of campaign finance violations and mismanagement of city funds.
Parent sentenced for assaulting coach
March 13, 2005
A father who punched his two daughters’ high school soccer coach was sentenced Friday in Jackson County District Court to four years probation and fined $2,000.
Housing issues key in city race
Candidates differ widely on affordability, planning, development
March 13, 2005
It could be argued that Lawrence is living in the worst of two worlds when it comes to affordable housing.
Native treasure
Haskell photos capture pivotal time in history
March 13, 2005
There’s something poetic about Frank A. Rinehart’s American Indian photos ending up at Haskell Indian Nations University.
KU seed in deeper limbo after loss
March 13, 2005
The shot didn’t fall. But the chances of Kansas University landing a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament did.
Voting Rights Act focus of Selma march finale
March 13, 2005
Black politicians must urge Congress to extend the Voting Rights Act, civil rights leaders said Saturday at the finale of the re-enactment of the Selma-to-Montgomery march that helped lead to passage of the law.
Fans say goodbye to Kemper arena
Jayhawks may have played last game in 31-year-old event venue
March 13, 2005
Oliver Minnis felt a little sentimental Saturday. As Kansas University lost 78-75 to Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Tournament, the Jayhawks’ days of playing tournament basketball at Kemper Arena have likely come to a close.
Report: Egypt helped Iraq create chemical weapons
March 13, 2005
Egypt secretly supplied crucial help — both technology and expert manpower — to the chemical weapons program of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in the 1980s, U.S. arms investigators have found.
Iran remains defiant on nuclear program
March 13, 2005
Iran scoffed at U.S. incentives aimed at coaxing the Islamic republic to drop its nuclear ambitions and declared Saturday that Washington’s overtures did nothing to change Tehran’s plans to push ahead with its nuclear program.
Cars boost insurgent efforts against U.S. troops
March 13, 2005
Army hatch gunner Brandon Jones may have missed the man who fired potshots at his head Saturday, but the sergeant managed to destroy something else: the insurgent’s car.
Overland Track bushwalk reveals natural beauty
Hikers find nearly untouched wilderness at World Heritage Area in Tasmania
March 13, 2005
The jagged cliffs of Cradle Mountain stab upward into the cobalt blue sky like a serrated knife. The peak’s perfect mirror image is reflected in the cool waters of Crater Lake hundreds of feet below.
Gunman kills 7 during church service
March 13, 2005
A gunman opened fire Saturday at a church service being held at a suburban Milwaukee hotel, killing seven people before taking his own life, authorities said.
Emergency crews baffled by chemical labels
March 13, 2005
When a brew of acids leaked from the corroded sides of a railroad tank car last weekend, forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people, first-responders say they faced the emergency armed with a baffling invoice of chemical codes that left the tank’s contents a mystery.
Syria commits to complete withdrawal
March 13, 2005
President Bashar Assad on Saturday restated his readiness for a complete withdrawal of Syrian troops and intelligence agents from neighboring Lebanon, a key U.N. envoy said, adding that he would give the United Nations more details about a timetable for the pullout within days.
Bumper-to-bumper support shown for troops
Ribbon magnet trend troubling to some
March 13, 2005
Sandra Wetmore, lover of country and supporter of troops, was looking for a simple way to show her allegiances.
Lawrence commuter report
March 13, 2005
The following construction projects and events may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Dorothy S. Byers Smith, Topeka
March 13, 2005
Dorothy Mae Zimmerman, Garland
March 13, 2005
William Anthony ‘W.A.’ Kramer, Ozawkie
March 13, 2005
Wanda Karen Caruthers, Wellsville
March 13, 2005
City will rebuild from ruins
Fire destroys 7 buildings; more to be demolished
March 13, 2005
As firefighters doused smoldering ruins and investigators began their work, city officials Saturday talked about rebuilding the part of the historic downtown where a wind-whipped fire raged the day before.
Murray trial could test TV’s impact on courts
Crime dramas present perfect evidence packages rarely found in real life
March 13, 2005
In a 2003 interview, a Lawrence police detective lamented the growing popularity of crime-scene investigation TV shows.
Lawmakers working to improve open records laws
March 13, 2005
After years of closing public records, state lawmakers appear ready to let in at least a ray of sunshine.
Let us see through soldiers’ eyes
March 13, 2005
If you are a member of the U.S. armed forces or a friend or family member of someone stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan, the Journal-World and ljworld.com would like to receive copies or e-mails of your photos from the war to share with our readers.
City briefs
March 13, 2005
¢ Dole forum to feature Social Security issues ¢ New resolution could regulate fireworks ¢ Film professor to join KCUR radio panel ¢ City Hall to participate in state tornado drill ¢ Student’s catchy slogan boosts tsunami relief ¢ Debate teams qualify for national tournament
Couple restore Rice County jail to be their March Madness home
March 13, 2005
The upstairs windows are barred, and the driveway leading to the basement was once used for unloading prisoners.
Correction
March 13, 2005
A brief in the Saturday Pulse section gave the wrong day for the Honor Recital. The performance, which features young area musicians, is at 7 p.m. today at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
Ukraine begins withdrawal; politicians say no Islamic state
March 13, 2005
Ukraine withdrew 150 servicemen from Iraq on Saturday, beginning a gradual pullout, as Shiite and Kurdish politicians refined plans to form a coalition government that officials said includes an agreement not to turn the country into an Islamic state.
People
March 13, 2005
¢ Gridiron Club dinner turns tables on powerful politicians ¢ Princely polo match raises money for tsunami victims ¢ ‘Sideways’ couple going separate ways after 5 years ¢ Stewart proposes at top of Eiffel Tower in Paris ¢ Fur in JLo’s fashion line draws PETA’s attention
Area legislators dissatisfied with session’s progress
Budget proposal criticized as short-term, divisive
March 13, 2005
Last week’s actions by the Kansas Legislature left some in the Douglas County legislative delegation in a bleak mood for their appearance Saturday morning before Lawrence Chamber of Commerce members.
The Motley Fool
March 13, 2005
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ CEO compensation ¢ Lucky vs. smart ¢ A prime question ¢ Making average
Grandparents take healthy steps as they care for grandchildren
March 13, 2005
Sitting in a health clinic meeting room at dinnertime, Carroll Harmon mulls over his salad.
Politics and policy
The Kansas Legislature last week delivered a stark example of how politics sometimes can stymie policy.
March 13, 2005
It’s apparent to about anyone monitoring the actions of Kansas state government right now that political posturing is getting in the way of good public policy.
Michael needs to come back to Earth
March 13, 2005
I was in Michael Jackson’s bedroom once.
Nominee’s anti-U.N. record may be a benefit
March 13, 2005
President Bush’s nomination of neoconservative pit bull John R. Bolton to become ambassador to the United Nations is raising red flags among liberals.
Hypocrisy clears path for bankruptcy bill
March 13, 2005
When it comes to blatant hypocrisy, nothing beats the Senate record on the just-passed bankruptcy bill.
Briefcase
March 13, 2005
¢ Baker to honor ‘Partners-In-Progress’ ¢ Firm sues government over tapping costs ¢ Name that company
Faces and places
March 13, 2005
Review: ‘Ecstatic’ moves from catastrophe to fantasy
March 13, 2005
As a hole deep at the heart of Los Angeles suddenly fills with water, gigantic “Lake Zero” floods the city from Sunset to Hancock Park. Water sloshes through the doorways in Century City. “God’s just one more Predator out there,” says Kristin/Lulu Blu, the figure who opens this futuristic fantasy.
Communists spread propaganda through cell phone messages
March 13, 2005
After decades of hammers and sickles, red flags and wordy slogans, Russia’s Communists are looking to a propaganda device Lenin and Stalin never dreamed of: cellphone text messaging.
Palestinian militant group says it will run in election
Decision may put more pressure on Abbas’ effort to make peace
March 13, 2005
Hamas, the major force behind a four-year suicide bombing campaign and sworn to the destruction of Israel, decided Saturday to run in a Palestinian parliamentary election, a move that threatens to undermine Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ efforts to make peace.
Briefly
March 13, 2005
¢ Report shows prisoner abuse began in 2002 ¢ Smokers to see 24-cent increase in cigarette tax ¢ State law under scrutiny for blocking marriages ¢ Orlando mayor charged with violating ballot law
Horoscopes
March 13, 2005
Bush must rethink support for Putin
March 13, 2005
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s sense of besiegement is deepening and pushing him to take an ever-harder line against neighbors and opponents. Western plans to moderate Putin’s behavior through conciliation and engagement have failed. They should now be reassessed.
Women’s format changes — again
March 13, 2005
Approaching its silver anniversary, the NCAA women’s basketball tournament still is going in for makeovers. Aside from Connecticut and Tennessee making their annual treks to the Final Four, nothing stays the same for long.
Mary Catheryn Long, Spring Hill
March 13, 2005
Briefly
March 13, 2005
¢ Pressure on Sinn Fein over killing takes twist ¢ E.U. pressures arrivals at war crimes tribunal ¢ Protesters climb fence at Buckingham Palace ¢ Analysts: China, Taiwan aimed at keeping peace
Best sellers
March 13, 2005
Jayhawks bounce Bison
March 13, 2005
When the going got tough in Friday’s series opener against North Dakota State, the offense shut the door for Kansas University’s baseball team.
Tonganoxie girls settle for fourth at Class 4A state
March 13, 2005
Tonganoxie High’s girls basketball team couldn’t overcome a first quarter in which it didn’t make a field goal and only scored one point from the free-throw line, falling in the Class 4A state consolation match to Wichita Collegiate, 39-33, Saturday at the Bicentennial Center.
Kansas sweeps twinbill
March 13, 2005
Kansas University softball coach Tracy Bunge had to wait an extra inning for her team to win Saturday afternoon, so she delayed her squad for a couple of extra seconds afterward.
Suspect in court slayings surrenders
After four deaths and massive manhunt, rape defendant waves white flag
March 13, 2005
The suspect in the courthouse shootings of a judge and two other people waved a white cloth and surrendered to authorities Saturday, but not before police say he killed an immigration agent and held a woman hostage for hours in her own apartment.
Pet post
March 13, 2005
On the street
March 13, 2005
Bill would make sub-Cabinet meetings public
March 13, 2005
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ administration last week argued against a bill that would make her natural resources sub-Cabinet meet in public.