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House approves abortion regulation bill
March 21, 2005
(Updated Monday at 2:00 p.m.) A bill strengthening regulation of abortion clinics easily won House approval today, but Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said she hopes legislators will rewrite it so that it also applies to other health care providers.
Rain moving in today and tonight
March 21, 2005
(Updated Monday at 8:22 a.m.) Take your umbrella along today — you might not need it in the morning, but the Lawrence area will get about an inch of rain by Tuesday morning, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “We’re going to have a gully washer as we go through today and tonight, ” Schack said.
Democrats consider nominating changes
March 21, 2005
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist gave a speech in Manchester, N.H., earlier this month. He was to return to the state again this weekend, visiting Plymouth and Nashua. He’s already announced he’ll step down from the Senate next year, so he can only have one thing on his mind. It is not spring skiing.
Lawrence online sites named best in nation
March 21, 2005
When it comes to getting your local news, sports or entertainment online, the Lawrence Journal-World’s Web sites are the best in the country, according to the Newspaper Association of America.
Annan seeks sweeping reforms for United Nations
March 21, 2005
Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on world leaders Sunday to approve the most sweeping changes to the United Nations since it was founded 60 years ago, so it can tackle conflicts and terrorism, fight poverty and put human rights at the forefront of its work in the 21st century.
People
March 21, 2005
¢ ‘Ray’ wins four NAACP Image Awards ¢ TV host in rehab ¢ Green slime alert ¢ From soldier to teacher
Briefly
March 21, 2005
¢ Snorkeler bitten in half by shark ¢ Pilgrims killed in footbridge collapse ¢ More than 200 missing in floods ¢ Mine explosion kills at least 60
Briefly
March 21, 2005
¢ Explosion destroys remote mountain lodge ¢ Japanese submarine from WW II found ¢ Memorabilia of Lincoln assassination auctioned
Perry holds on for Bay Hill title
Singh finishes two shots back, settles for return to No. 1
March 21, 2005
Vijay Singh launched a 7-iron into the air and over the water, then posed as it descended toward the flag on the 18th green Sunday in what looked like a fitting conclusion to his return as No. 1 in the world.
Edwards flips out after Cup victory
Johnson finishes second to 25-year-old Missouri driver in first full year on NASCAR circuit
March 21, 2005
Carl Edwards climbed out of his car, balanced himself on the window ledge, gave a quick glance over his shoulder to make sure all was clear, then launched into the air backward.
Politicians protected, but judges on their own
March 21, 2005
When U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow discovered the bodies of her husband and mother in her home last month, she was alone — without bodyguards or a police officer keeping watch over her from a car nearby.
Christians return to Holy Land during lull in Mideast violence
Thousands of pilgrims retrace Jesus’ route on Palm Sunday
March 21, 2005
Thousands of Christian pilgrims, the crowd swelled by foreigners taking advantage of a lull in Israeli-Palestinian violence, waved palm fronds Sunday as they marched from the Mount of Olives into the Jerusalem’s Old City to re-enact Jesus’ triumphant return.
Green scene
March 21, 2005
With signs of spring popping up and the just-passed holiday, we were on the lookout for green. Journal-World photographers and readers found this collection of pictures that get up close to their subjects.
Manners
The once-proper British are going through the same decline in civility that we see in America.
March 21, 2005
The British. Prim and proper and quite courteous, right? Particularly in contrast to the general deportment of their one-time colonists who, in so many foreign quarters, have deservedly been labeled “ugly Americans” because of their lack of civility.
Analysis: Recent events bolster abortion opponents
Bill to regulate clinics gains steam after incidents in Kansas, Texas
March 21, 2005
Abortion opponents are pushing again for legislative approval of tougher regulation of the state’s six abortion clinics, an effort that foundered two years ago when Gov. Kathleen Sebelius vetoed their bill.
County reviewing courthouse security
Attacks around nation pose concern to officials
March 21, 2005
This month’s shootings at an Atlanta courthouse have sparked a review of security for judges in Lawrence.
Correction
March 21, 2005
Anita Martin, a third-grade teacher at Cordley School, will retire at the end of the 2005-06 school year. Her retirement plans were incorrectly reported in Sunday’s edition of the Journal-World.
Details emerge in kidnap case
March 21, 2005
A convicted sex offender entered Jessica Lunsford’s house through an unlocked door, snatched the 9-year-old girl from her bed and later sexually assaulted her, authorities said Sunday.
Teen tearjerker plods to a predictable finish
March 21, 2005
Until now, if you wanted a Lifetime tearjerker about birth and babies, you had two choices: a film about a teen who gives birth before she’s ready or one about a willing wife who can’t give birth at all. But now, “Mom at Sixteen” (8 p.m., Lifetime) tackles both in one two-hour helping.
Innovative automaker John DeLorean dies at 80
March 21, 2005
John Z. DeLorean, an automotive innovator who left General Motors Corp. to develop a radically futuristic sports car only to see that venture crash spectacularly as he fought federal drug charges, has died at age 80.
American wins top architecture prize
Californian Thomas Mayne becomes first winner from U.S. in 14 years
March 21, 2005
Thomas Mayne, the bad boy of architecture for years before reaping international acclaim in his mid-50s, was named Sunday as the winner of the Pritzker Prize, the field’s most prestigious honor.
Rash of scandals
March 21, 2005
Look to future
March 21, 2005
Maddening bags
March 21, 2005
Irish leader’s plea for peace
March 21, 2005
It has been almost seven years since the Good Friday agreement was reached among the Irish and British governments and the political parties in Northern Ireland. That agreement was subsequently endorsed overwhelmingly by the people of Ireland in referendums held North and South. Its implementation represents the democratic will of the Irish people. It remains the only route to lasting peace and reconciliation on our island.
Lakin to shed mistaken designation as community for hate group
March 21, 2005
After years of fighting the perception, Lakin will soon be removed from a list of places across the country that are homes to hate groups.
Run planned to honor slain student
March 21, 2005
A four-mile run/walk in May will honor a slain Kansas University student and raise money for a scholarship for social welfare students.
Vigil marks two years in Iraq
More than 70 people gather outside courthouse
March 21, 2005
Candles glowed in the darkness Sunday night outside the Douglas County Courthouse as more than 70 people gathered to speak out against the now 2-year-old, U.S.-led war in Iraq.
Vandals spread anti-war message
Graffiti, banners found downtown; recruiting office, cars defaced
March 21, 2005
Graffiti and banners protesting two years of war in Iraq were found early Sunday on downtown Lawrence buildings and military recruiting offices as well as government vehicles on the Kansas University campus.
Thousands run from K.C. to Lawrence for a cause
Brew to Brew relay benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
March 21, 2005
Olga Castillo isn’t used to running 10 miles in one day, but that’s what she did Sunday when her team competed in this year’s annual Brew to Brew relay run from Kansas City, Mo., to Lawrence.
Library in need of volunteers for book sale
March 21, 2005
The annual Friends of the Lawrence Public Library book sale will be March 31 through April 9. The library needs volunteers to help with the sale of thousands of books, CDs and records. The sale helps the library raise money and buy special books and equipment, finance literacy events, and help special programs.
James becomes youngest to score 50
Cleveland standout’s 56 points not enough in 105-98 setback
March 21, 2005
LeBron James never played better. It still wasn’t enough.
Summitt ties career win mark
Lady Volunteers give coach victory No. 879
March 21, 2005
Tennessee coach Pat Summitt’s latest milestone victory was similar to so many others in her illustrious 31-year career.
Baseball to drop steroid fines
Suspensions only discipline left for doping infractions
March 21, 2005
Baseball players and owners agreed Sunday to drop the possibility of fines for steroid use, leaving suspensions as the only discipline, according to management’s top labor lawyer.
Cold case: Professor wants to know whether mother was BTK victim
March 21, 2005
When Wichita Police last month announced they had arrested a Park City man for the BTK serial killings, Lawrence resident Bob Basow immediately thought of his mother.
Congress passes bill for Schiavo case review
March 21, 2005
Congress approved emergency legislation early today to let Terri Schiavo’s parents ask a federal judge to prolong their daughter’s life, capping days of emotional debate about who should decide life and death.
Hodge, N.C. State shock defending champs
March 21, 2005
Julius Hodge looked up and saw Rudy Gay smiling with the game on the line. There was no way Hodge would let the Connecticut freshman stand there smirking as the final seconds ticked away.
Wisconsin holds off scrappy Bucknell, 71-62
March 21, 2005
The Wisconsin Badgers have heard all season how much better they might be if Devin Harris had stuck around for his senior year or if his expected replacement, Boo Wade, had played more than one nonconference game.
Upstart ‘Nova downs Florida
March 21, 2005
When it was over, a jubilant Allan Ray clutched his jersey and extended the word Villanova toward an appreciative crowd chanting “Sweet 16” and “We want N.C.”
Duke’s big plays doom Mississippi State
March 21, 2005
The celebration was muted, emotions kept in check. Never mind that Mike Krzyzewski had just passed Dean Smith for the most wins in NCAA Tournament history with a victory that moved Duke into the round of 16.
Louisville cruises past Georgia Tech
March 21, 2005
The Louisville Cardinals are done whining about their seeding. They’re making all their arguments on the floor.
KU golf takes 15th
March 21, 2005
Kansas University’s women’s golf team shot a final-round 302 and placed 15th at the LSU/Cleveland Classic. KU shot a three-day total of 934. LSU won with 879.
Proposed bicycle trail awaits Senate approval
Transportation bill, already OK’d in House, provides $500K for 20-mile path along Kansas Highway 10
March 21, 2005
Eric Struckhoff lives just one mile from his job at Kansas University, but he wishes he lived 20 miles. It would be a good excuse to ride his bicycle more every day.
Rockies rock reeling Royals
March 21, 2005
Jason Jennings struck out six in five innings, and Dustan Mohr and Brad Hawpe each homered in a four-run fifth to lead the Colorado Rockies over the Kansas City Royals, 6-3, Sunday.
Appier still hoping to make rotation
March 21, 2005
Kevin Appier did not pitch his way onto the Kansas City Royals’ staff with his best outing so far this spring, but he did buy himself some more time in spring training.
Tar Heels roll back into Sweet 16
March 21, 2005
Reaching the round of 16 used to be a mere formality for the University of North Carolina, which once advanced that far 13 years in a row under Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith.
Simien Naismith finalist
March 21, 2005
Kansas University senior Wayne Simien is one of four finalists for the Naismith Trophy.
KU wrings Leathernecks
Quick makes short work of WIU, 3-2
March 21, 2005
Kansas University junior pitcher Kodiak Quick notched his seventh victory of the season Sunday when the Jayhawks held off Western Illinois, 3-2.
KU softball washed out
March 21, 2005
The final 20 games scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in the Capital Classic Softball Tournament were canceled because of heavy rains.
Power outage reported Sunday night
March 21, 2005
Some silver metallic balloons got wrapped up in a power line Sunday night, causing a power outage for about 750 electrical users, a Westar Energy spokesman said.
First book on BTK investigation released in Wichita
March 21, 2005
When Wichita police announced they had arrested the BTK serial killer, Robert Beattie had to change the ending of the book on the case that he’d been working on for more than two years.
County officials at odds over regulations
Baldwin mayor, planning commissioner in dispute about planning
March 21, 2005
A he-said/he-said argument has broken out over the future of development in Douglas County.
Roy Clarence Lehmann, Lawrence
March 21, 2005
Edith Dreiling, Lawrence
March 21, 2005
John L. ‘Jay’ Beaty, Lawrence
March 21, 2005
Experts question low-sugar cereals
March 21, 2005
Could this be the end of cereal aisle showdowns between parents and sweet-toothed tots?
Iraq, Jordan call ambassadors home
March 21, 2005
Iraq and Jordan engaged in a tit-for-tat withdrawal of ambassadors Sunday in a growing dispute over Shiite Muslim claims that Jordan is failing to block terrorists from entering Iraq, while U.S. forces killed 24 insurgents in a clash south of Baghdad.
Bush White House deletes data on Clinton pardons
March 21, 2005
The Bush administration blacked out almost all the information in documents before releasing them to an organization looking into President Bill Clinton’s pardons on his last day in office.
Rice seeks China’s help on N. Korea
March 21, 2005
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday sought further help from China in getting North Korea back to nuclear disarmament talks and aired U.S. concerns about Beijing’s bellicose rhetoric on Taiwan.
Back Gary Green turning heads in practice
March 21, 2005
It lacked a shred of significance, considering it took place in a Kansas University spring football practice.
Notebook
March 21, 2005
Kansas University senior Aaron Miles finished his career eighth on the NCAA’s all-time assist chart.
McFarlin huge for Okie State
Cowboy senior’s 31 points douse Southern Illinois
March 21, 2005
Ivan McFarlin showed why his Oklahoma State teammates call him “The Warrior.”
Mets acquire Ishii
March 21, 2005
The New York Mets found a fill-in for injured pitcher Steve Trachsel.
Denials only feed media bias
March 21, 2005
Did you know there is too much opinion and not enough reporting of the facts in the news you’re getting? This shocking information comes from the Project for Excellence in Journalism, an affiliate of Columbia University.
Capitol Briefing
News from the Kansas Statehouse
March 21, 2005
¢ School finance countdown ¢ Medicaid to cover breast surgery ¢ Sloan appointed as task force chairman ¢ Town hall forums planned on health care ¢ Park land acquisition ¢ Meningitis vaccination ¢ Quote of the week
Briefcase
March 21, 2005
¢ Prices at pump hit record highs ¢ The week ahead ¢ Majority of workers go to job while sick
Horoscopes
March 21, 2005