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Cork & Barrel liquor stores shut down
March 22, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 6:04 p.m.) Lawrence’s two Cork & Barrel liquor stores were shut down today following a state ruling that upheld an earlier decision to revoke the liquor licenses of the store’s owners.
State education commissioner to join KU faculty
March 22, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 10:56 a.m.) Kansas Education Commissioner Andy Tompkins, who announced last month he would retire from his longtime state post, will join Kansas University’s faculty, KU officials announced today.
Drizzle, snow moving in
March 22, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 3:11 p.m.) A storm system moving west from Missouri was bringing a mix of drizzle and snow this afternoon to the Lawrence area.
6Sports video: LHS baseball gains former Free State coach
March 22, 2005
Former Free State High assistant baseball coach Brad Stoll is now the new head coach of the Lawrence High’s baseball team. Stoll, who worked with Free State for seven years, says he will have mixed emotions when Lawrence High faces Free State High on April 7.
Gay marriage ban amendment supporters’ contribution lists
March 22, 2005
The following are the supporters listed in the campaign spending and contributions reports submitted by organizations to the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission.
Cup O’ Joel: Spring break and I still have to wait for coffee
March 22, 2005
I write this while sitting in my favorite coffee shop in downtown Lawrence on a Sunday afternoon, wondering: When does it get quiet? Spring break has started, right? So why am I still waiting in line at the coffee shop?
Opposition takes control of 2nd-largest Kyrgyz city
Reported election fraud incites protests
March 22, 2005
Thousands of protesters, some armed with clubs and Molotov cocktails, overran Kyrgyzstan’s second-largest city Monday, forcing police to flee as the government lost control of the impoverished southern region of the former Soviet republic.
Same-sex marriage donations pour in
Out-of-state groups support amendment on April 5 ballot
March 22, 2005
Out-of-state funds are flooding into Kansas to persuade voters to support the proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, according to finance reports filed Monday.
Dodgers’ Gagne treads lightly in spring debut
March 22, 2005
Eric Gagne spent his first outing of spring training trying to find his footing. John Smoltz used his latest start to prove he is on solid ground as Atlanta’s ace.
In reality, college pays off
March 22, 2005
This season on “The Apprentice,” master showman Donald Trump pitted a college-educated team (“book smarts”) against a team of successful businesspeople who did not graduate from college (“street smarts”). He suggested that this may reveal whether a college degree is worth it.
Judge hears arguments in Terri Schiavo case
Comments suggest court will side with husband
March 22, 2005
Armed with a new law rushed through Congress, the attorney for Terri Schiavo’s parents pleaded with a judge Monday to order the brain-damaged woman’s feeding tube re-inserted. But the judge appeared cool to the argument.
Adelbert ‘Jim’ Taylor, Lawrence
March 22, 2005
Curry’s return sparks Bulls, 105-91
March 22, 2005
Eddy Curry didn’t allow a sore hamstring to slow him down. Curry scored 24 points in his return to Chicago’s lineup, and Ben Gordon added 17 in the Bulls’ 105-91 victory over Atlanta on Monday night.
Idol’ musings on who will win
March 22, 2005
With 11 contestants left, only a fool would try to handicap “American Idol” (7 p.m., Fox). So here I go.
Blaze in Fort Scott reignites debate on downtown sprinklers
March 22, 2005
A massive downtown fire earlier this month in Fort Scott should set off warning bells for Lawrence leaders, several city officials said.
Local briefs
March 22, 2005
¢ Restaurant reports pants-dropping patron ¢ Signs remind drivers to yield to pedestrians ¢ County to participate in housing program ¢ Policy change triples noise-complaint action ¢ Students taking alternative breaks ¢ Multicultural center site dedication set ¢ Grant to expand literary project
Pauline Scrivner, Lawrence
March 22, 2005
Larger issues
March 22, 2005
Dean qualifications
It will be easier to find the right dean for the Kansas University School of Law if those conducting the search know exactly what they are looking for.
March 22, 2005
One of these days, Kansas University administrators and law school faculty, students and alumni need to decide what kind of dean they want.
House veteran’s plan deserves attention
March 22, 2005
President Bush’s open-ended invitation for anyone to come forward with ideas on Social Security reform has brought a response from a number of Republican legislators. Some, such as Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, have won deserved praise for acknowledging that rescuing the endangered retirement, survivor and disability fund from the fiscal effects of the baby boom wave may require sacrifice from taxpayers and beneficiaries alike.
Dual standard
March 22, 2005
Computer needs
March 22, 2005
Thanks, seniors
March 22, 2005
A Clinton-Rice matchup?
March 22, 2005
If formidable adversaries square off in 2008 … As Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice maneuvers through Asia, she stands to bolster the global credentials that could provide an assist in 2008. That is, if she changes her mind during the next few years and tilts her long-term ambitions toward the White House instead of the National Football League.
Pearson launches new call center
Federal commission’s $4.9M contract adds to work for Lawrence complex
March 22, 2005
A $4.9 million contract to take incoming calls on behalf of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission could be a sign of more to come for a sprawling call center operation at the East Hills Business Park.
Powerball officials ponder higher odds to drive up jackpots
March 22, 2005
The agency running the Powerball lottery may decrease the odds of winning the multimillion-dollar jackpot to stem a record-setting run of winners that is keeping jackpots small and, the agency says, causing ticket sales to plunge.
Time Warner to pay $300 million to settle fraud charges
March 22, 2005
Time Warner Inc. said Monday it would pay $300 million and restate three years of financial results to settle civil fraud charges stemming from its accounting of online advertising revenues and subscriber counts at its AOL unit.
France set to abolish 35-hour work week
March 22, 2005
Sophie Guilbaud not only holds a full-time job, she also helps run her son’s nursery and treats herself to regular weekdays of shopping, movies and art shows. The secret to her balancing act is a remarkable piece of social engineering — France’s 35-hour work week.
Commodities
March 22, 2005
Music helps bridge generation gap
Teens and parents sound off on differences, similarities in their musical tastes
March 22, 2005
Choosing music during Guthrie family road trips leaves every man, and woman, fending for themselves. “Sometimes we are smashing each other’s fingers trying to change the radio stations,” James Guthrie says.
Youths turning to older music for inspiration
March 22, 2005
Set your radio dial at 93.3 and run your scanner through the range of FM stations, and it’s easy to tell who’s popular on the airwaves: The top-40 stations are playing new Kelly Clarkson. The easy-listening stations are playing old Kelly Clarkson.
In the halls
March 22, 2005
Do you like any of the music your parents listen to?
Egg aficionado shares recipes on ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
March 22, 2005
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Breaking Eggs with Jo Manhart.” Manhart, director of the Missouri Egg Board, will whip up her favorite egg recipes. Jayni Carey is host.
Arts Notes
March 22, 2005
¢ Space available for discussion group ¢ Chorus to perform ‘All God’s Children’ ¢ Theater group to have auditions for summer
Parents limit children’s time surfing Internet
March 22, 2005
Most parents of teenagers who go online say they set time limits on the kids’ Internet activity, according to a study released Thursday. They also try to monitor it, in part by placing computers in common areas. Parents also don’t shun technical tools.
Taking the film out of the movies
March 22, 2005
For Arnold Gorlick, there’s something special about the ritual of loading film into a projector and showing it for audiences at the movie theater he owns in Madison, Conn.
What the Bleep Do We Know!’ channels a profit
March 22, 2005
When the DVD of “What the Bleep Do We Know!?” hit the market last week, it did so after earning more than $10 million in theaters over the past year and a half and trailing only “The Incredibles” among preorders on Amazon.com.
Bush, Cheney take Social Security campaign to West Coast
March 22, 2005
Prodding Congress to start revising Social Security, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney pitched their ideas for change Monday to the constituents of key Republican lawmakers in the West.
U.S. seizing property of corrupt foreign officials
March 22, 2005
The Key Biscayne condominium had a wine room, beachfront access and breathtaking ocean views, and it was owned not by a Hollywood starlet, or a hot new fashion designer, or a South Beach nightclub impresario, but by a former Nicaraguan official accused of helping steal more than $100 million from his country.
Defendant acquitted in dorm rape, murder
March 22, 2005
A man was acquitted of murder, rape and arson in the slaying of a Western Kentucky University freshman who was attacked and set on fire at her residence hall.
Briefly - Nation
March 22, 2005
¢ Children presumed dead in lodge explosion ¢ CDC says rubella eradicated in U.S. ¢ Murder charges brought against slaying suspect ¢ Illegal immigration still rising, report shows ¢ Researchers compare diabetes risk indicators ¢ Fire, explosion injure 12 at steel complex
Endowment honors clarinet professor
March 22, 2005
Don Scheid, longtime Lawrence resident and retired Kansas University clarinet professor, got more than the usual cake on his 80th birthday.
Capitol Briefing
March 22, 2005
¢ Monday’s highlights ¢ Today’s schedule ¢ Quote of the day ¢ School finance countdown
Group seeks protections for native Kansas fish species
March 22, 2005
Times have been better for the hornyhead chub, the speckled darter and the northern hog sucker. These are some of the 44 native Kansas fish species that are dwindling in population and need more protection under state wildlife regulations, according to a study released Monday by a group of biologists from across the state.
Anti-abortion group files suit seeking 911 tape
Call made from Wichita clinic
March 22, 2005
An anti-abortion group has filed an open records lawsuit in its pursuit of an audiotape and full transcript of a 911 call it says led to a recent ambulance visit to Dr. George Tiller’s abortion clinic in Wichita.
Cleveland coach Silas sent packing
Cavs in playoff race, but change of direction cited as need
March 22, 2005
Paul Silas was fired as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, his team fighting for a playoff spot after leading its division earlier this year. Longtime NBA assistant Brendan Malone was appointed interim coach.
Commentary: Media flock toward latest Cinderella
With UW-Milwaukee’s surge into the Sweet 16 comes overwhelming attention for program not use to it
March 22, 2005
Bruce Pearl has been invoking biblical references for the last week or so to describe the mission of his basketball team, so it was only fitting Monday that he probably could’ve used a staff to part the figurative sea of reporters awaiting his arrival.
Ambushed U.S. troops kill 26 Iraqi militants
March 22, 2005
U.S. soldiers, ambushed by dozens of Iraqi militants near the infamous “Triangle of Death,” responded by killing 26 guerrillas in the largest single insurgent death toll since last fall’s battle for Fallujah, the U.S. military said Monday.
Peacekeepers take on rebels in Haiti
March 22, 2005
U.N. peacekeepers, criticized for inaction during their 10 months in Haiti, are taking on soldiers from the disbanded army in clashes that left two peacekeepers and two Haitian fighters dead — and the mission leader says more is to come.
Briefly - World
March 22, 2005
¢ Rice increases pressure on North Korea ¢ Israel, Palestinians agree on handover of 2nd town ¢ Pope won’t hold Wednesday audience ¢ Observers say elections skewed ¢ Citizenship granted for Bobby Fischer ¢ President sworn in ¢ Demand lessens for president to resign
Clinics may face tougher rules
House approves bill to tighten abortion facility regulations
March 22, 2005
A bill strengthening regulation of abortion clinics easily won House approval Monday, but Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said she hoped legislators would rewrite it so it also applied to other health care providers.
Student kills nine, self in rampage
Grandparents, seven at high school among gunman’s victims on Indian reservation
March 22, 2005
A high school student went on a shooting rampage Monday on an Indian reservation, killing his grandparents at their home and then seven people at his school, grinning and waving as he fired, authorities and witnesses said. The suspect apparently killed himself after exchanging gunfire with police.
Chief justice returns to work
March 22, 2005
For the first time since October, ailing Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist presided at a public session of the Supreme Court.
State to conduct minority health conference
March 22, 2005
A national expert on the influence of race and socioeconomic factors on health will be the keynote speaker at the state’s first minority health conference next month in Lawrence.
Lawrence Datebook
March 22, 2005
On the record
March 22, 2005
Edith “Edie” Dreiling, Lawrence
March 22, 2005
Emery Lee Hicks, Lawrence
March 22, 2005
Lucille Reep Keller, Newton
March 22, 2005
Lois P. Caughey, Lawrence
March 22, 2005
John Louis ‘Jay’ Beaty, Lawrence
March 22, 2005
Self, Jayhawks taking shots from media
March 22, 2005
Bill Self took some inevitable heat for Kansas University’s shocking loss to Bucknell in the NCAA Tournament. One sports writer, however, threw KU’s second-year coach into the blast furnace.
Roy Lee Reed, Baldwin
March 22, 2005
Jackson late to court again
March 22, 2005
A feeble-looking Michael Jackson arrived late again Monday to his child molestation trial after another hospital visit, but the judge took no apparent action. The pop star then sat through testimony from a psychologist who asserted few child sex abuse allegations turn out to be false.
People
March 22, 2005
¢ Singer Bobby Short dies ¢ Camilla Parker Bowles destined to be queen ¢ Sharpton to invest in hip-hop music ¢ ‘Rocky’ to induct Hulk Hogan into Hall of Fame ¢ Birthdays
Kline sees records fight as matter of principle
March 22, 2005
Phill Kline, Republican attorney general of Kansas, is determined not to be defensive. Making headlines with his subpoena of abortion records and his closed-door discussions of evolution with State Board of Education members, the former scholarship wrestler comes across as well-satisfied with what he has wrought.
Proposal would help KU football
NCAA could pass legislation allowing I-AA schools to count toward ‘05 bowl-eligibility
March 22, 2005
Kansas University was unable to secure a Division I-A football opponent for its final nonconference opening in 2005, but for bowl considerations it might not matter.
Putting swing in spring
Lions have new coach; Firebirds have sights set on state
March 22, 2005
A couple of weeks ago, first-year Lawrence High baseball coach Brad Stoll was chillin’ in his office with a couple of his players. While leaving a message for someone on the phone, he said to call him back at Free State High.
Ex-Jayhawk Hicks dead
March 22, 2005
Former Kansas University football player Emery Lee Hicks, a linebacker on the Jayhawks’ 1968 Orange Bowl team, died Thursday at the age of 57.
Royals club Cubs, 12-5
March 22, 2005
Emil Brown might be hitting his way into the Kansas City Royals’ outfield.
Vandy ousts Shockers
March 22, 2005
Corey Smith hit a layup as time expired to give Vanderbilt a 65-63 victory over Wichita State on Monday night in the second round of the NIT.
NU bounced from WNIT
March 22, 2005
Crystal Smith scored a team-high 21 points, and Johanna Solverson added 18 to lead Iowa to a 71-67 victory over Nebraska in the second round of the Women’s NIT on Monday night.
Highlights from the Kansas Legislature
March 22, 2005
Woodling: Stats show KU squad same as last year’s
March 22, 2005
Just when I thought I had seen the last dagger thrown at Kansas University’s men’s basketball team, somebody tossed another stiletto. The Jayhawks, it has been discovered, must suffer the ignominy of being the first No. 1 pick in the AP preseason poll to lose in the first round of the NCAA Tournament since seeding began in 1979.
Gay marriage ban amendment opponents’ contribution lists
March 22, 2005
The following is a list of contributors whose names were listed in the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission’s spending and contributions lists for organization that oppose the gay marriage ban amendment.
KU basketball signee also ‘shocked’ by loss
March 22, 2005
Like most Kansas University men’s basketball fans, Julian Wright was overcome with emotion after the buzzer sounded in the Jayhawks’ 64-63 first-round NCAA Tournament loss to Bucknell late Friday night in Oklahoma City.
Panthers representing tournament underdogs
UW-Milwaukee lowest remaining seed at 12th
March 22, 2005
Before last weekend, Wisconsin-Milwaukee best was known for being the school where the late Israeli prime minister Golda Meir went.
Georgia upends Texas — again
Baylor, Texas Tech advance; K-State falls to Vandy
March 22, 2005
Georgia began the season by casting doubt on Texas as a championship team. Then again, maybe Georgia was just establishing itself as one.
Study indicates rural areas feel unprepared for terrorist attack
March 22, 2005
Rural health officials believe they are woefully unprepared to respond to a possible terror attack on food supplies, nuclear power facilities or other targets.
County adds E-911 service
Technology gives location of calls from cell phones
March 22, 2005
People who use cell phones to call in emergencies from remote corners of Douglas County needn’t fear: Police and ambulance crews now will be able to find them, even if they’re lost.
Counties want courts for code violations
Bill would allow quicker resolution on infractions such as keeping junked cars
March 22, 2005
Franklin County Commissioner John E. Taylor said recently that members of a family there practically created their own waste dump.
Former employee sues nursing home co-owner
March 22, 2005
The co-owner of a Lawrence nursing home is being sued by a former employee who claims she was fired for reporting staffing violations to the state.
Briefcase
March 22, 2005
¢ Local bank mourns executive’s death ¢ Fuel prices climb ¢ Wheat looking good, state service says
Horoscopes
March 22, 2005