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Seniors, Max say goodbye
March 1, 2006
It was an evening of farewells tonight at Allen Fieldhouse. Senior Christian Moody, Stephen Vinson, Jeff Hawkins and Moulaye Niang stepped into the Phog for the final time. And then there was Max Falkenstien who called his final home broadcast for the Jayhawks after 60 seasons at the mic. In the midst of all the good-byes, a basketball game broke out.
Video: Max Falkenstien honored at halftime on Senior Night
March 1, 2006
The ‘Voice of the Jayhawks’ is remembered on the occasion of his last broadcast of a basketball home game. The capstone of the ceremony comes as Max’s jersey is retired, sporting Number 60.
Kansas defeats Colorado, 75-54
KU knocks off Buffs for 23rd straight time in Fieldhouse
March 1, 2006
Perhaps lost in all the comotion of Senior Night and the celebration for Max Falkenstien last game at Allen Fieldhouse, is the actual basketball game tonight when No. 18 Kansas takes on Colorado at 7 p.m.
Man shot with handgun in northwest Douglas County
March 1, 2006
An air ambulance was put on standby after a man was shot in northwestern Douglas County this afternoon. Medical responders arrived at 435 N 2190 Road around 2:30 p.m. today, finding a man who had been shot with a .32 caliber handgun.
Committee favors repeal of immigrant tuition law
March 1, 2006
A law allowing some undocumented immigrants to pay resident tuition would be repealed under a bill recommended today by a House committee. The 12-8 vote for a bill to repeal the 2004 law represented a dramatic turnaround from last week when the committee defeated the measure on an 11-11 tie vote.
Another afternoon in the 70s ahead
Cold front moving in Thursday, with rain possible Friday night, Saturday
09:18 a.m., March 1, 2006 Updated 12:13 p.m.
The late winter heat wave is continuing - Lawrence will have more 70-degree temperature readings this afternoon. “It looks like another warm day today,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Baker University to present ‘Antigone’
March 1, 2006
Baker University Theatre students will perform “Antigone,” by French playwright Jean Anouilh, Thursday through Sunday at Rice Auditorium.
Cancer center legislation perplexes KU
March 1, 2006
A proposal to raise the Kansas University Cancer Center to national prominence has been folded into a more complicated piece of legislation that could involve several schools, hospitals, new boards and an umbilical cord blood bank.
Liberal’s stack of victories in pancake race ends at 7
March 1, 2006
Andrea Rawlings raced to her third straight win Tuesday in the English leg of the annual trans-Atlantic pancake race, snapping a string of seven straight victories by runners in Liberal, Kan.
Former Emporia church secretary denied parole
Lorna Anderson had her husband killed in 1983
March 1, 2006
A former Emporia church secretary who admitted having her husband killed in 1983, while she was having an affair with the church’s minister, has been denied parole for a fifth time.
Inmate killed as fighting resumes at prison
March 1, 2006
A spasm of violence broke a fragile truce at Kabul’s main prison Tuesday as rioting inmates tried to push down a gate and police fired on them, killing one and wounding three, officials said.
Abortion foes win dispute over statute
March 1, 2006
A 20-year-old legal fight over protests outside abortion clinics ended Tuesday with the Supreme Court ruling that federal extortion and racketeering laws cannot be used against demonstrators.
German cat tests positive for deadly bird flu strain
Feline likely infected after eating sick bird
March 1, 2006
The deadly strain of bird flu has been found in a cat in Germany, officials said Tuesday, the first time the virus has been identified in an animal other than a bird in central Europe.
Aquahawks: Greater Southwest Invite meet journal
March 1, 2006
Aquahawks Emma Reaney, Reilly Moore and Reese Grabill chronical their road-trip weekend at the Greater Southwest Invitational meet in Plano, Texas.
Spillman can’t save Eudora’s day
Senior scores 30 points in Cardinals’ loss to K.C. Ward
March 1, 2006
A teary Rodney Spillman put everything he could on the floor for Eudora High in a 57-50 loss to Kansas City Ward on Tuesday night in the first round of Class 4A sub-state boys basketball.
Tin Tigers capitalize on Maniacs’ miscues in close 5-3 victory
March 1, 2006
The Rookie boys Futsal Maniacs and Tin Tigers were out in full force on Saturday at the East Lawrence Center. After ping-ponging goals back and forth between the two teams, the Tigers broke through the Maniacs’ goal and won 5-3.
Dragon’s fast start dooms Tigers’ chances
March 1, 2006
The Futsal Rookie Dragons and Tigers met Saturday at the East Lawrence Center to duke it out. Both teams stepped up the energy and began to gel as teams, but despite the improvements, the Tigers fell to the Dragons, 9-2.
Survey: Apple ranks high in reliability, tech support
March 1, 2006
Now that their products are firmly ensconced in dens and home offices, computer makers have designs on another part of the house: the living room.
Hearings needed
March 1, 2006
To the editor: Very little has been revealed in regard to the domestic spying issue.
Lawrence datebook
March 1, 2006
Raid targets militants near Afghan border
March 1, 2006
Pakistani security forces backed by helicopter gunships struck a militant hideout today in a tribal region near the Afghan border, killing or wounding at least 25 militants, an official said.
Commoditites
March 1, 2006
Conklin headlines top finishers at Liberty
Sunflower Kids Wrestling has best national showing since club’s founding
March 1, 2006
Sunflower Kids wrestler Reece Conklin led the charge at Liberty Nationals on Saturday, making Sunflower Kids Wrestling history by winning the championship in his weight class.
At least 68 killed as curfew is lifted
March 1, 2006
Sunnis and Shiites traded bombings and mortar fire against mainly religious targets in Baghdad well into the night Tuesday, killing at least 68 people a day after authorities lifted a curfew that had briefly calmed a series of sectarian reprisal attacks.
NFL’s labor negotiations break off
Union leader Upshaw says two sides ‘deadlocked’
March 1, 2006
NFL labor talks broke off Tuesday three days before the start of free agency, leaving teams and players in a quandary about negotiating new contracts.
Prosecutors present execution order Saddam allegedly signed
March 1, 2006
Prosecutors presented documents Tuesday they said show Saddam Hussein approved executions of more than 140 Shiites in the 1980s, the most direct evidence yet against the former Iraqi leader in his four-month trial. Among those sentenced to hang was an 11-year-old boy.
ISU trims Mizzou
March 1, 2006
Iowa State attempted a school-record 32 three-pointers and hit just enough of them to end its home schedule on a high note.
Intolerant religion
March 1, 2006
To the editor: It is important for those of us who stand with the vast majority of people of faith in strong opposition to the dangerous and growing influence of people like Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell to speak out.
Authorities attempt to shut down U.S. hotel
March 1, 2006
City officials moved Tuesday to shut down a U.S.-owned hotel that angered many Mexicans when it kicked out a Cuban delegation under pressure from Washington.
Taiwan’s moves toward independence criticized
March 1, 2006
Chinese President Hu Jintao accused the Taiwanese leader of taking a “dangerous step” toward independence, and warned Tuesday that Beijing will never let the self-ruled island break with the communist mainland.
Senate duties
March 1, 2006
To the editor: The Constitution of the United States has in it several very important provisions.
Al-Qaida leader allegedly killed in raid
March 1, 2006
The leader of al-Qaida in Saudi Arabia and two men who helped attack the world’s largest oil-processing complex were among five militants killed during police raids, authorities said Tuesday.
Soldier’s funeral set for Saturday
Guardsman’s unit based in Lawrence
March 1, 2006
A funeral Mass is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday in Dodge City for a Kansas Army National Guard soldier who died in Iraq.
Former Times publisher Otis Chandler dies at 78
March 1, 2006
Otis Chandler, who as publisher of the Los Angeles Times during the 1960s and ‘70s turned a narrow, conservative publication into one of the nation’s most distinguished and influential newspapers, died Monday at 78.
Hawkins, driver reach settlement on repairs
March 1, 2006
Lindsey Frye’s car is going to get fixed.
Gordon’s two 40 times fall shy of elite DBs
March 1, 2006
Former Kansas University defensive back Charles Gordon clocked unofficial times of 4.53 and 4.62 seconds in the 40-yard dash at Tuesday’s NFL Combine, according to the NFL Network.
Judge trims much of Boeing employee lawsuit
March 1, 2006
A federal court has dismissed much of a whistle-blower lawsuit claiming commercial and military planes built by The Boeing Co. contain “bogus parts” and should be grounded, but kept the lawsuit alive on allegations that the company retaliated against the employees.
Pizza robbery second at same location
March 1, 2006
For the second time in two nights, a Lawrence pizza-delivery driver has been robbed at gunpoint at the same vacant apartment.
Lawyer: 9-11 detainee awarded $300,000
March 1, 2006
The U.S. government has agreed to pay $300,000 to an Egyptian man who sued after he was detained for nearly a year following the 9-11 attacks, his lawyer said.
Three shuttle launches scheduled for this year
March 1, 2006
NASA plans to launch three space-shuttle flights in 2006 if engineers can solve the ongoing problem of dangerous debris falling from the ship’s external fuel tank during liftoff.
Tale of the tape
March 1, 2006
Lawmakers kill bill on evolution criticism
March 1, 2006
House lawmakers scuttled a bill that would have required public school students to be told that evolution is not empirically proven - the latest setback for critics of evolution.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
March 1, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for March 1, 1906: “A good deal of interest is being shown about plans to establish a young men’s good government club here. : Arrangements are being made for a statewide Sunday School meeting here May 1-3 and many pastors will be attending. : A meeting of Kansas oil producers will be held in Chanute to deal with what they consider the railroads’ unfair treatment in favor of big agencies such as Standard Oil.”
Churches to mark Ash Wednesday
March 1, 2006
As the season of Lent begins today, many churches will conduct Ash Wednesday services.
KDOT crew to survey entrance to East Hills
March 1, 2006
A road-survey crew will begin work today as the state researches a plan to install flashing safety lights along a stretch of Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence.
Free throw key to Yellow Jacket win
March 1, 2006
Both the sixth- and seventh-grade Hoosiers and the Yellow Jackets took to the East Lawrence Center court unaware of who would take home their final victory of the season. After a closely contested game it was the Yellow Jackets who gained the upper hand with the help of a free throw and walked away victorious, 30-27.
Team spirit name of game
March 1, 2006
Tigers. Cats. Hawks. People in Big 12 country would assume these three team names equal hostile rivals. Instead the trio of different nicknames actually symbolizes one Futsal soccer team’s desire to play the name game. This week, under the moniker of Frogs, John Haynes’ Kindergarten squad defeated the Jayhawks 4-1 Saturday morning at Holcom Park Center.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
March 1, 2006
The chamber of commerce’s new agency, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, seemed to be making a positive impact and was credited with a good deal of sound promotion for the community. John Myers was director.
Razorbacks defeat Spartans in tourney finale
Willoughby’s 15 points make difference in championship game
March 1, 2006
Nerves were tested and players rose to the challenge during the fourth- and fifth-grade championship game of the Hoopster Basketball League post-season tournament. The Razorbacks and Spartans battled for the crown Feb. 21 at Langston Hughes Elementary. The Razorbacks rode the stellar play of guard Shane Willoughby to a 31-19 victory. Willoughby poured in a game-high 15 points and added one assist, one steal and one block to his stats in the big game.
Daily ticker
March 1, 2006
Terrapins enjoy undefeated hoops season
Understanding the game’ key to taking season, tournament titles
March 1, 2006
The second- and third-grade Terrapins won the Hoopster regular season title and the postseason crown. For the season they won their games by an average of 24 points.
Wildcats win second meeting with Gators
March 1, 2006
The sixth- and seventh-grade Wildcats and Gators closed out the season with a rough and tumble game Feb. 20 at the East Lawrence Center. Led by Rudy Hilliard, the Wildcats managed to keep a tenacious hold on the lead throughout the game, eventually recording the 37-30 victory.
Quarterly loss narrows at Payless
March 1, 2006
Payless ShoeSource Inc. on Tuesday said it narrowed its fourth-quarter loss from a year ago, when the company paid higher costs for restructuring and discontinued operations.
Mountain, Craig star in Hornets’ victory
March 1, 2006
Two talented Rookie girls teams took the floor Saturday at Holcom Park Center for a close match that went right down to the wire. The Hornets and All-Star Jayhawks traded goals all game until a late two-goal spurt helped the Hornets hold on for a 6-5 victory.
On the record
March 1, 2006
Liberals usually less happy
March 1, 2006
To bemused conservatives, it looks like yet another example of analytic overkill by the intelligentsia - a jobs program for the (mostly liberal) academic boys (and girls) in the social sciences, whose quantitative tools have been brought to bear to prove the obvious.
Warming weather stresses wheat
March 1, 2006
Unseasonably warm temperatures in Kansas have caused the state’s wheat crop to break dormancy early, increasing its demand on moisture during an especially parched winter.
KU golfers fourth
March 1, 2006
The Kansas University men’s golf team finished fourth Tuesday at the 13-team All-American Intercollegiate tournament at Cypresswood Golf Club.
Patriot Act clears final hurdle in Senate
March 1, 2006
Months overdue in a midterm election year, the USA Patriot Act renewal cleared a final hurdle in the Senate Tuesday on its way to President Bush’s desk. But the bill’s sponsor said he is unsatisfied with the measure’s privacy protections and far from done tinkering with the centerpiece of Bush’s war on terrorism.
Free Ride’ an exercise in illogic
March 1, 2006
An aimless youth invades an empty nest on the new sitcom “Free Ride” (8:30 p.m., Fox). In a programming move that is sure to confuse all, “Free Ride” “previews” after tonight’s 90-minute “Idol” only to “premiere” in its regular time slot Sunday, March 12.
Da Vinci Code’ lawyer defends author
March 1, 2006
Britain’s High Court was plunged into the arcane world of Templars, Merovingians and characters such as Pepin the Fat as lawyers argued Tuesday over the genesis of the mega-selling thriller “The Da Vinci Code.”
HINU’s Pete honored
March 1, 2006
Haskell Indian Nations University’s Samantha Pete, a 5-foot-7 senior guard from Shiprock, N.M., has been named to the 10-member All-Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s basketball team. HINU’s Maria Stevens, a 6-0 sophomore center from Green Bay, Wis., earned honorable-mention status.
Baker splits pair
March 1, 2006
Kyle Metzger threw a two-hit shutout in the nightcap as the Baker University baseball team split a doubleheader with the University of Saint Mary.
Concerns are voiced on test-score gap
Administrators and parents discuss ways to boost minority results
March 1, 2006
The gap in school test scores between white and minority students is growing, and the Lawrence school district - teachers and parents included - needs a way to address the issue, district officials said.
What accident? Free State’s Harrison living athletic dreams
March 1, 2006
Tanja Harrison can joke about it now. About how she walked into daughter Kelsey’s room and saw a variety of medications sprinkled on the floor while her 11-year-old daughter lay immobile wearing a cast from her abdomen all the way down her right leg and halfway down the left.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
March 1, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.10 at several locations in the Lawrence area. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Hinrich nets 30 in Bulls’ victory
Ex-Jayhawk pulls down career-high 13 rebounds
March 1, 2006
Malik Allen crashed to the court and stayed there for several nerve-racking minutes before being taken to the hospital. Then, there was Chris Duhon lying face down underneath the Minnesota Timberwolves basket, a bruised jaw ending his night.
Gradual steps on abortion
March 1, 2006
Is now the time for pro-lifers to go for it all, to swing for the fences and try to overturn Roe v. Wade? Or, is a gradual approach the better way to restore legal protection for the unborn?
Sensible approach to healthy eating is often the best
March 1, 2006
More than anything, middle age is annoying, and the reason is fairly simple. With age has come an increased awareness of the limitations of the human body, whether from the knee that creaks on the stairs or the inevitability of reading glasses.
KU moves practice
March 1, 2006
Kansas University’s football team will hold a scrimmage in Topeka on April 1. The practice will be at Hummer Sports Park beginning at 2 p.m. Admission is free.
Illinois turns back Minnesota, 71-65
March 1, 2006
James Augustine had 16 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high seven assists to lead No. 10 Illinois over Minnesota, 71-65, on Tuesday night as the Illini stayed in the race for the Big Ten title.
Resolution touts academic freedom
Mirecki furor speeds legislative proposal
March 1, 2006
A Kansas University professor’s disparaging remarks about Catholics and fundamentalist Christians have helped prop up a measure in the Legislature that supporters say will guarantee academic freedom.
Henrickson hopes for pro-KU crowd
K-State fans likely to show for Thursday night’s game in Allen
March 1, 2006
As sure as the colors crimson and blue combine to form purple, at least one “Bramlage East” sign will be displayed Thursday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
Keegan: Moody still gets the chills
March 1, 2006
He remembers the first night he played a basketball game in Allen Fieldhouse the way he’ll remember it for the rest of his life, which is to say every detail, right down to the stitches.
Nutritional data about KU meals to go online
Information on food served at dining halls to be posted
March 1, 2006
Burritos. Pizza. Beer. College students aren’t necessarily known for making good food choices, but that could change at Kansas University.
People in the news
March 1, 2006
¢ ‘Bachelor: Paris’ wraps up without a marriage proposal ¢ Britney Spears surprises teens affected by Katrina ¢ Clubs warned about letting Hilton’s underage beau in
Kent, Martinez take first steps back
March 1, 2006
Jeff Kent took formal batting practice Tuesday for the first time this spring, and Pedro Martinez finally threw from the top of a mound.
Girl Scouts concoct cookie-baked recipes on ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
March 1, 2006
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Girl Scout Cookie Time!”
City passes marijuana ordinance
First-time offenders to face $200 fine, drug evaluation
March 1, 2006
The penalties are set to change - and in some ways stiffen - for people caught smoking marijuana in Lawrence.
Vinson ready to keep ballin’
Senior earning respect as Jayhawk career fades
March 1, 2006
Senior Day might be looming, but Kansas University men’s basketball guard Stephen Vinson has no plans to retire his sneakers.
Last night in the Phog
Moody, Hawkins and Co. say farewell to fieldhouse
March 1, 2006
The “best walk-on in the history of college basketball” plays his last game in Allen Fieldhouse tonight.
Jayhawks to seek new voice
March 1, 2006
Whoever takes over for Max Falkenstien as the next “Voice of the Jayhawks” better know one thing, Jim Marchiony says.
Popcorn
As Oscar night approaches, a look at Americans’ love affair with the crunchy treat and the big screen
March 1, 2006
Sometimes, popcorn just needs extra pop.
Horoscopes
March 1, 2006
For Wednesday, March 1
Priests decry opposition to same-sex marriage
March 1, 2006
In a rare public dissent, 19 Catholic priests have denounced the Vatican’s opposition to gay marriage and allowing homosexuals into the priesthood.
Blue, White are two of many teams participating in international sport
March 1, 2006
Saturday marked the second to the last day of the 2006 Olympic winter games, but there was no need for some Lawrence residents to make the trek to Turin, Italy because one local gymnasium was hosting an international event all its own. On that morning two Lawrence Rec girls’ soccer teams took to the court at the East Lawrence Center for a game of Futsal.
Bruins win tournament and league title
March 1, 2006
Unlike most teams, the Bruins didn’t spend a lot of time talking about winning a championship this season, instead they focused on trying to play perfect basketball. But when all was said and done Feb. 20 at the East Lawrence Center, the Bruins had achieved both - capping an undefeated league winning season with a 51-42 victory over the Horned Frogs in the sixth and seventh-grade Hoopster championship game.
Road to White House bypasses Congress
March 1, 2006
It’s been almost a half century since a member of Congress was elected president, although not for any lack of trying.
Bush approval rating hits all-time low
March 1, 2006
President Bush’s job-approval rating fell to an all-time low - 34 percent - in a poll published Tuesday. That puts him not far above Richard Nixon’s Watergate-era nadir and raises questions about how effectively he can govern in his remaining years in office.
The McPherson prescription
The economic vision displayed in McPherson is an example for others to follow.
March 1, 2006
Recent news that a major investment by the Kansas Bioscience Authority will help add 172 jobs to a pharmaceutical company in McPherson is, in many ways, just what the doctor ordered for the state.
Big run propels Baldwin to semis
March 1, 2006
The Baldwin High boys basketball team used a big first-half run to overcome Iola’s hot start and secure a 70-52 victory in the opening round of the Class 4A sub-state tournament on the Bulldogs’ home floor.
County reviews blood substitute trial
PolyHeme maker shut down earlier test, report says
March 1, 2006
Douglas County ambulance officials will meet today to review their participation in clinical trials for PolyHeme, an experimental blood substitute being tested on trauma patients.
Ottawa man’s body found at Pomona Lake
March 1, 2006
The Osage County Sheriff’s Office has identified a body found Monday evening near Pomona Lake as Derrick C. Heidt, 22, of Ottawa.
Nutritional choices add bang for your caloric buck
March 1, 2006
I teach nutrition to my Girl Scout troop during March since it’s National Nutrition Month. What’s the theme this year?
Bank lauds radio icon
March 1, 2006
Surrounded by applauding co-workers, Cathy Brittain inched her way up alongside Max Falkenstien, poked out her shoulder and opened a Jayhawk blue permanent marker.
Spring fever strikes early
Recent temperature surge has plants, people fooled
March 1, 2006
Spring has arrived early: True or false? False, according to meteorologists. But enjoy it while you can.
City squads ready for sub-state clash
March 1, 2006
Free State High girls basketball coach Bryan Duncan didn’t have to worry about jogging his memory or digging out an old game film to prepare for tonight’s Class 6A sub-state opener.
Max moving on
Tonight is legendary announcer’s home finale
March 1, 2006
It doesn’t matter if he’s broadcasting in Big 12 arenas on the road or in his favorite basketball palace of all, Allen Fieldhouse.