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Rush leads the Jayhawks to 66-52 victory over the Wildcats
March 4, 2006
The numbers boggle the mind. For the 23rd straight time, Kansas beats Kansas State in Manhattan. In addition, Saturday’s 66-52 victory improves the Jayhawk’s record at Bramlage Coliseum to 18-0.
Kansas knocks off K-State, 66-52
Win means KU will at least share Big 12 crown
March 4, 2006
Kansas University players were plenty excited Saturday as they jumped up and down and let out screams Saturday as they ran into their lockerroom at Bramlage Coliseum. KU had reason to celebrate as its 66-52 win over its in-state rival gave the Jayhawks their18-straight vicotry against Kansas State in Bramlage Coliseum and 23rd win in a row in Manhattan.
Olathe man dies in Baldwin shooting
Victim in critical condition at KU Med
03:52 a.m., March 4, 2006 Updated 12:56 p.m.
Police have arrested a man in Oklahoma today who is believed to have shot and killed another man at a house party early this morning in Baldwin. The suspect, described earlier as a 5-foot-6 Hispanic man, was arrested about 11 a.m. this morning after he borrowed a car and fled south following the shooting, police said.
Shooting in Baldwin City
March 4, 2006
An individual was shot in the head at 109 Hillside Dr. in Baldwin City at about 3 a.m. Saturday. Police were looking for a suspect who left the residence wearing a white T-shirt, painter pants and glasses and was believed to have left the scene on foot headed south of the residence. An air ambulance was called to the scene.
KU professor takes global view of Bush visit
March 4, 2006
Sanjay Mishra, a Kansas University business professor, said President Bush’s visit to India this week gave a boost to the idea of a more global market economy.
Oh, no!
Are these salamander Samaritans serious? Please tell us it’s a joke.
March 4, 2006
The silly season is upon us again and this time it’s even sillier than usual. There’s a local coalition actually trying to organize a mass effort to help salamanders cross a section of 31st Street that supposedly keeps them from making their appointed reproductive rounds.
BlackBerry patent battle resolved
Settlement includes $612.5 million payment
March 4, 2006
The maker of the BlackBerry e-mail device Friday said it settled its long-running patent dispute with a small Virginia-based firm, averting a possible court-ordered shutdown of the BlackBerry system and a disruption of wireless service for millions of users.
Pierce’s clutch shot lifts Celtics
Boston wins with help of banked three-pointer
March 4, 2006
After he banked in the game-winning three-pointer for the Boston Celtics on Friday night, Paul Pierce turned his hands upward to the heavens, seemingly surprising even himself. It was an homage to Michael Jordan’s famous shoulder-shrug during Game 1 of the 1992 NBA Finals.
Simons: Money-driven sports resort to blackmail, bullying tactics
March 4, 2006
A growing number of individuals are beginning to wonder how much longer the blackmail and bully tactics of many in collegiate and professional sports will be tolerated. It is likely a large percentage of the public favors healthy competitive sports. Healthy athletic competition among schools, states and professional franchises provide a great deal of enjoyment to many.
Why do some Christians give up things for Lent?
March 4, 2006
Season a reminder of Christ’s sacrifice and Objects distract from relationship with God
State awaits Firebird girls
Okwuone, Free State advance to big show after holding off Olathe East
March 4, 2006
When Banaka Okwuone gets her hands on something, good luck taking it away.
KU salvages home debut
March 4, 2006
Kansas University’s baseball squad overcame errors in the field and at the plate to win its home opener Friday over Western Illinois, 5-4, at Hoglund Ballpark.
History of adversity feeds black optimism
March 4, 2006
My soul looks back and wonders how I got over.” - gospel song
Faith briefs
March 4, 2006
Douglas County Senior Services is seeking information about local faith organizations to help older adults in the community.
KU Honor Roll
March 4, 2006
Kansas University recently announced area students who made honors during the fall 2005 semester.
Lawrence datebook
March 4, 2006
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U.S. general: ‘Crisis has passed,’ but civil war still looms as threat
March 4, 2006
The top U.S. commander in Iraq said Friday that “the crisis has passed” after an outbreak of sectarian fighting 10 days ago that left hundreds of Iraqi civilians dead, but he warned that violence could erupt again and that civil war, while unlikely, remains possible.
China military budget gets double-digit boost
March 4, 2006
China’s military budget will rise 14.7 percent this year to $35.3 billion, a government spokesman said today.
Oskaloosa tumbles
March 4, 2006
The Oskaloosa High girls basketball team was unable to overcome an early deficit, falling, 41-36, to Effingham in Class 3A sub-state action.
Labor negotiations resume quietly
March 4, 2006
Talks between the NFL and its players union resumed Friday afternoon, minus the rhetoric that has characterized earlier discussions.
Eagle Bend unlikely to ever pay own way
As golf course continues to lose money, city gives up on treating it like a business
March 4, 2006
It’s the golfing equivalent of throwing away the scorecard.
Mayer: Honest, Max set standard
March 4, 2006
With humble apologies to and immeasurable appreciation for Abe Lincoln …
Society calendar
March 4, 2006
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Horoscopes
March 4, 2006
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Around and About
March 4, 2006
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People in the news
March 4, 2006
Seeger honored by new Springsteen album
You can’t kill his game
An interview with Mo Rocca
March 4, 2006
If you’ve watched more than an hour of TV since the year 2000, chances are you’ve seen Mo Rocca.
Carter, Chargers shock Bulldogs
March 4, 2006
In Santa Fe Trail’s first boys basketball game of the season, Jake Carter, in street clothes because of a bad ankle, saw his team suffer a 22-point loss to Baldwin.
Veteran Bako tutors K.C.’s catchers
March 4, 2006
The Kansas City Royals did not sign Paul Bako, a career .239 hitter with 14 home runs in eight major-league seasons, for his bat.
In India, Bush defends outsourcing
President says nations ‘closer than ever’ before traveling to Pakistan
March 4, 2006
Touching on one of the most politically heated aspects of the U.S. relationship with India, President Bush on Friday defended American corporations that outsource jobs overseas in pursuit of inexpensive labor.
Former California congressman gets 8-year corruption sentence
March 4, 2006
Former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, who collected $2.4 million in homes, yachts, antique furnishings and other bribes on a scale unparalleled in the history of Congress, was sentenced Friday to eight years and four months in prison, the longest term meted out to a congressman in decades.
LHS boys ‘don’t have a lot to lose’
March 4, 2006
Lawrence High boys basketball coach Chris Davis knows there will be moments tonight when his team wants to pull its hair out. Olathe South has that effect on people.
One streak dead, another lives
March 4, 2006
Kansas has won 31 of 32 men’s basketball games with Kansas State. Here’s a look at the streak game by game.
Scouting news
March 4, 2006
Saturday March 4, 2006
Deputies find, release illegal aliens
March 4, 2006
A moving van carrying 12 illegal immigrants was stopped for minor traffic violations in Wichita, but local authorities released the occupants after immigration officials said they were too busy to handle the case, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.
Pesticides discovered throughout waterways
March 4, 2006
Most of the nation’s rivers and streams - and the fish in them - are contaminated with pesticides linked to cancer, birth defects and neurological disorders, but not at levels that can harm humans.
U.S. plans to continue Iraq P.R. program
March 4, 2006
The U.S. military plans to continue paying Iraqi newspapers to publish stories favorable to the United States after an inquiry found no fault with the controversial practice, the top U.S. general in Iraq said Friday.
KU-KSU Briefly
March 4, 2006
KU leads the all-time series, 170-89. K-State topped KU, 59-55, on Jan. 14, snapping the Jayhawks’ 31-game winning streak over their in-state rivals. KU has won 22 straight games in Manhattan, including 17 against no losses in Bramlage Coliseum.
Committee to find new ESU leader
March 4, 2006
The Kansas Board of Regents has selected 17 people for the committee that will search for the next president of Emporia State University.
General fund ends year in black
March 4, 2006
The City of Lawrence didn’t have to dip into its “savings” account after all.
Lack of direction
March 4, 2006
To the editor: The Feb. 28 article in the Journal-World about traffic-calming devices is yet another example of a commission that is lacking direction.
Holidome sale pending
New owner says hotel to become a ‘destination’
March 4, 2006
The manager of Lawrence’s largest hotel is about to become the property’s owner.
Woods, Mickelson leading
Verplank, Villegas also tied atop Doral
March 4, 2006
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have been leaving their footprints on the Blue Monster for two days, their paths only running parallel on the few holes at Doral where the front nine meets the back.
FCE and 4-H news
March 4, 2006
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Sperm whales eat into sablefish harvest
March 4, 2006
Years ago, the sound of a boat sometimes spelled death for the heavily hunted sperm whale. Now, some of them have figured out, it means dinner.
Individual truth
March 4, 2006
To the editor: In case you missed it, go back and read the Journal-World editorial page from Sunday, Feb. 26. It doesn’t get any better.
Talks with Iran on nuclear program end without deal
March 4, 2006
Iran and the European Union inched toward a possible compromise Friday that diplomats said would allow Tehran to run a scaled-down uranium enrichment program despite its potential for misuse in building atomic weapons.
Seton Hall stuns Pitt
March 4, 2006
Donald Copeland scored Seton Hall’s last seven points during the final 1:56, and the Pirates ended No. 8 Pittsburgh’s 16-game home winning streak with a 65-61 victory Friday night that greatly improved their NCAA Tournament chances.
Club news
March 4, 2006
Saturday March 4, 2006
Students protest teacher’s suspension
March 4, 2006
About 150 high school students walked out of class to protest a decision to put a teacher on leave while they investigate remarks he made about President Bush in class, including that some people compare Bush to Adolf Hitler.
Revised report: Job growth hit snags
March 4, 2006
While the state’s latest employment figures contained some good news Friday, the Department of Labor acknowledged newly revised numbers show the economic picture hasn’t been quite as rosy as previously thought.
Police unveil interview room for juveniles
March 4, 2006
Lawrence Police on Friday held an open house to showcase a new “kid-friendly” interview room that will be used to question juvenile victims of crime.
Court allows lawsuits for faulty gene tests
March 4, 2006
Parents can sue a doctor if a genetic screening misses a severe or fatal condition that would have caused them to seek an abortion, a divided state Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Minister cleared for performing gay weddings
March 4, 2006
A longtime Presbyterian minister who was the first of her faith to be tried for officiating at the unions of gay couples was acquitted Friday of violating her denomination’s position on same-sex marriage.
Hamas leaders reject Russian advice on Israel
March 4, 2006
In their highest-profile foreign visit since Palestinian elections swept them into power in January, leaders of the radical Islamic group Hamas met with top Russian diplomats Friday in Moscow but rebuffed Russian attempts to persuade the movement to soften its hostility toward Israel.
Ousted president released from prison
March 4, 2006
A judge released former President Lucio Gutierrez from prison Friday, ruling he broke no law by accusing his successor of conspiring to oust him from power.
Attack on holy site in Nazareth sparks riot
March 4, 2006
An Israeli couple, joined by a young woman reported to be their daughter, entered one of Christianity’s holiest sites Friday and set off a series of small explosions, sparking a riot that left six people wounded in Nazareth.
Huge day for Jayhawks
Humphreys unhittable; Settlemier’s bat big
March 4, 2006
Kansas University’s softball squad bounced back from a three-game losing streak for two victories Friday at the first day of the Best Western Airport Festival, beating Stephen F. Austin, 5-0, and Northern Iowa, 15-2.
Teen convicted in death of delivery truck driver
March 4, 2006
A 17-year-old was convicted Friday of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a delivery driver for a Chinese restaurant.
Senate leaders end pension bill impasse
March 4, 2006
Senate leaders have broken a two-week impasse on a major pension overhaul bill, allowing the House and Senate to begin talks on how to secure the future benefits of millions with defined benefit pension plans.
Wal-Mart to stock morning-after pill
March 4, 2006
Officials of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Friday the company will reverse its earlier policy and stock emergency contraception pills in all of its pharmacies effective March 20, saying the giant retailer could not justify being the country’s only major pharmacy chain not to carry the morning-after pill.
On the record
March 4, 2006
Injury accident
Study: Lifting weights helps women control fat
March 4, 2006
By lifting weights twice a week for an hour, women can battle the buildup of tummy fat that often takes hold with aging, a new study suggests. And they didn’t even diet.
Police department rotates assignments
March 4, 2006
Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin rotated his command staff this week, giving new assignments to all but one of his six captains.
Everest to sell telecom unit
March 4, 2006
Electricity and gas utility Aquila Inc. said Friday its Everest Global Technologies Group Inc. subsidiary agreed to sell its telecommunications business to a unit of New York-based Seaport Capital Partners III LP for $85.7 million in cash.
Police find bank heist millions in warehouse
March 4, 2006
Police found bags with millions of dollars from Britain’s biggest bank robbery in a London warehouse Friday and charged a fifth person in the elaborate theft.
Suicide bomber wounds five in Canadian convoy
March 4, 2006
An Afghan suicide bomber drove a car laden with explosives Friday into a Canadian military convoy in southern Afghanistan, touching off a blast that wounded five soldiers, officials said.
Police officer suspended after sex charges filed
March 4, 2006
A part-time Sedgwick police officer arrested on charges of taking indecent liberties with a child has been suspended and will be fired if found guilty, the police chief said.
Driver injures six on Chapel Hill campus
March 4, 2006
Authorities planned to charge a former University of North Carolina student with attempted murder after he allegedly drove a sport utility vehicle through a popular gathering spot on campus Friday, clipping and scattering startled bystanders.
Dubai firm now faces broader security review
March 4, 2006
A United Arab Emirates company formally submitted Friday to an unusual, broader security examination of its plans to assume significant operations at six major U.S. ports - a business deal it code-named “Project Thunder.”
Curbside yard waste pick-up to resume
March 4, 2006
The city’s curbside yard waste collection program is set to resume operations Monday.
Hearing officer upholds teacher’s dismissal
March 4, 2006
A 22-month-old dispute over a decision not to renew a Lawrence special education teacher’s contract has been resolved.
Lawrence man accused of molesting boy
March 4, 2006
A Lawrence man was accused this week of molesting a boy 11 years ago when he was living in Nebraska.
Cell phone bandit’ gets 12-year sentence
March 4, 2006
The college student dubbed the “cell phone bandit” was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday for robbing banks while chatting on the phone with her boyfriend.
Royals slip past Rangers
March 4, 2006
Texas designated hitter Phil Nevin homered for the second straight day, hitting one of the three home runs by the Rangers on Friday in their 7-6 loss to the Kansas City Royals.
KU research building to be dedicated
March 4, 2006
Kansas University’s new Multidisciplinary Research Building will be formally dedicated at 10 a.m. Monday at the building, 2030 Becker Drive, west of the Simons and Structural Biology Center buildings, off 21st and Iowa streets.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
March 4, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for March 4, 1906: “A reduction in rates which the Lawrence Electric Co. announced last night is of great importance to us all. The new rates make electricity about as cheap as any light source.
States sue government over Medicare program
March 4, 2006
Texas and four other states sued the federal government Friday, alleging they are being forced to help fund the new Medicare prescription drug program in violation of the Constitution.
Kemp gets Big 12 nod
March 4, 2006
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Service-sector rise tops expectations
March 4, 2006
The nation’s service sector - a wide range of businesses such as banking, restaurants and insurance - expanded at a faster pace in February than Wall Street economists had expected, a private research group said Friday.
Markets down for week
March 4, 2006
U.S. stocks gave up gains to close lower Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 also ending lower for the week, after an uneven session that featured a revenue warning from Intel and positive data from the services sector.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
March 4, 2006
It appeared State Rep. Jessie Branson’s child passenger safety bill might wind up a legislative fatality, even though many groups were supporting the measure. The bill was expected to get out of the House committee but fall short of needed votes in the full House.
Diary of Anne Frank’ cast uniformly good
March 4, 2006
The Seem-To-Be Players kicked off their multi-state tour of “The Diary of Anne Frank” on Thursday night at the Lawrence Arts Center. The popular play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett based on Anne Frank’s diary of her years in hiding has been adapted by Wendy Kesselman especially for small touring companies. Hoping to bring Frank’s story to a middle and high school audience, the Seem-To-Be Players will take the play across the country in the coming months.
Maker of auto parts seeks protection
March 4, 2006
Dana Corp., a maker of auto parts, filed for bankruptcy protection Friday for its U.S. operations, joining a growing list of suppliers forced to make major restructuring moves because of the slumping U.S. auto industry.
Vote appreciated
March 4, 2006
To the editor: I want to thank my state representative, Barbara Ballard, for putting policy before politics.
Western Kansas art vandalized
March 4, 2006
Artwork that lines two highways leading into this small town southeast of Dodge City has been the target of vandals.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
March 4, 2006
Ralph Gemmell, veteran cafe owner here, sold his establishment at 717 Mass. to Don Keim of Topeka. Gemmell had operated his popular cafe here since 1947.
Shiite militia helps patrol at Baghdad prayer service
March 4, 2006
A driving ban Friday brought the Iraqi capital a day of relative calm, a rare period of peaceful streets enforced, in part, by a Shiite Muslim militia - one of several armed groups the U.S. military wants abolished.
Teen didn’t die from kiss after peanut snack
March 4, 2006
A 15-year-old girl with a peanut allergy did not die from kissing her peanut-butter-loving boyfriend, a coroner said Friday.
Rapper’s arrest exposes Midwest-West feud
Violence dates back to at least late 2004 in Kansas City, Mo.
March 4, 2006
A double slaying in May that led to the arrest of a rap figure in California stemmed from a feud between Midwest and West Coast music industry groups, authorities said Friday.
County bridge to close for maintenance
March 4, 2006
A Douglas County bridge over the Kansas Turnpike west of Lawrence will be closed next week for maintenance.
U.S. releases Guantanamo papers
March 4, 2006
After four years of secrecy, the Pentagon handed over documents Friday that contain the names of detainees held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay. The release resulted from a victory by The Associated Press in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
Little People’ get plenty of air time
March 4, 2006
The new reality series “Little People, Big World” (7 p.m. today, TLC) offers a documentary look at the life of parents Matt and Amy, two little people, just 4 feet tall, determined to raise their children and succeed in a world that doesn’t always accommodate their needs.
School funding plans crash into budget reality
March 4, 2006
After a weeklong celebration over the drafting of bipartisan school finance plans, the Legislature woke up Friday with a big hangover, as rank-and-file members realized the proposals would cause serious budget problems.
Most still say Oscars are must-see TV
March 4, 2006
Teresa Lady, a secretary in Indianapolis, has seen only one of this year’s five best-picture Academy Award nominees - “Brokeback Mountain.” Luckily, she has other reasons for tuning in to watch Sunday night’s Oscarcast.
Jankovich still fond of KSU
Kansas aide enjoys making yearly trip to Little Apple
March 4, 2006
Kansas University’s basketball squad can snare at least a share of the Big 12 Conference championship today with a victory at Kansas State, alma mater of current KU assistant coach Tim Jankovich.
Child’s killer expresses regret as he’s given 16-year term
March 4, 2006
criminal justiceShaking and holding his head in his hands, a man who admitted killing his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter told a courtroom Friday that he wasn’t worthy of forgiveness.
Suspect in prison break gets look at life behind bars
Dog trainer not likely to post bond immediately
March 4, 2006
She’s accused of helping mastermind a jail break, and now Toby Young will be spending at least a little more time behind bars herself, her attorney said Friday.
Obama criticizes ‘ownership society’
Illinois Democrat brings in record Washington Days crowd
March 4, 2006
Rising Democratic star U.S. Sen. Barack Obama on Friday wowed the party faithful at a record-breaking event as he outlined what he said was the difference between President Bush’s values and traditional American values.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
March 4, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.24 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
U.S. begins workouts for World Classic
March 4, 2006
America might be taking a blase attitude toward the inaugural World Baseball Classic. The players on the star-studded U.S. team certainly aren’t.
Wood to have surgery; Nats lose Guillen
March 4, 2006
Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood is ailing again, and the Washington Nationals could be without outfielder Jose Guillen for three months because of a wrist injury.
Research spending at KU reaches new high
March 4, 2006
Kansas University’s research spending climbed to another high in 2005, though the university dropped four spots in a national ranking of public research universities in one key funding category.
The big payback
KU ready to rebuild streak of dominance over K-State
March 4, 2006
Kansas University’s basketball players and coaches took great pride in the Jayhawks’ 31-game winning streak against Kansas State.
Tale of the tape
March 4, 2006
Jayhawks (21-7, 12-3)
Special diet for genetic disorder could be cut from state funds
March 4, 2006
Sammy Dowell’s favorite sandwich is ketchup, mustard and pickles on bread.