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Central Junior High to reopen tomorrow
March 14, 2006
Classes at Central will resume Wednesday.
KU cancer center plan stalled
March 14, 2006
A proposed $5 million annual appropriation to help Kansas University build a world-class cancer center was mired Tuesday in turf politics and the debate over stem cell research.
Turnpike accident slows traffic
March 14, 2006
Emergency workers were responding to a rollover accident on the Kansas Turnpike.
Westar reports electricity fully restored to Lawrence
Power returns following Sunday’s storm
March 14, 2006
Westar asks customers still without power, and who are not already working with Westar, to call 1-800-LIGHTKS to alert Westar that they are still without electricity.
Mild day in the offing, temperatures in the 50s
March 14, 2006
In contrast to the wild weather on Sunday, conditions will be mild today and the rest of this week.
Central Junior High remains closed
85-year-old school was hit hardest by Sunday’s storm
March 14, 2006
Three 500-pound ventilator units, atop Central Junior High for almost 85 years until Sunday morning, are gone.
At least 7 dead in wildfires
March 14, 2006
Using bulldozers and air tankers, firefighters struggled Monday to stop wind-blown wildfires that scorched more than 1,000 square miles of the drought-stricken Texas Panhandle.
Committee chairman lashes out at critics
March 14, 2006
Craig Littlepage took aim at critics of the NCAA selection committee Monday, even firing back at CBS.
North Carolina, Ohio State, LSU, Duke earn top seeds
March 14, 2006
North Carolina was rewarded for its near-perfect season with a No. 1 seed - in an unthinkably tough bracket. Connecticut’s bumpy ride earned the Huskies a No. 2 seed that essentially puts the five-time champions in front of a home crowd.
Judge may end Moussaoui’s trial
Egregious’ coaching of witnesses may thwart push for death penalty
March 14, 2006
The federal judge in the Zacarias Moussaoui case is considering ending the death-penalty prosecution of the al-Qaida conspirator after learning that a federal lawyer apparently coached witnesses on upcoming testimony.
Life’s just more fun when KU wins
March 14, 2006
Back in January, I listed my New Year’s resolutions for Lawrence and Kansas. The basketball team’s record was relatively bleak at the time - and this was before the K-State and Missouri losses, and before Micah Downs took his pampered butt out of town - but I offered the following advice to Jayhawks’ fans:
Storms cost printers time, equipment
March 14, 2006
Gene Wayenberg has his team working overtime this week, scrambling to fill orders for NCAA Tournament T-shirts that will be sent across the country.
California Dreamin’
Can’t spend spring break by the pool or beach? Here’s what you can do if you’re landlocked in Lawrence
March 14, 2006
No doubt students are catching a bug called spring fever. With spring break less than one week away, they’re probably daydreaming about their vacation plans and having a hard time focusing on studies.
Carter carries Nets
March 14, 2006
Vince Carter scored 18 of his 29 points in the second half Monday night to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 90-77 victory over the Houston Rockets.
Veteran Sanders sparks Royals, 3-2
March 14, 2006
The Kansas City Royals are pleased with Reggie Sanders.
Battle named top athlete
March 14, 2006
KU senior Sheldon Battle was named Monday the Division I Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Year for the Midwest Region by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Hartwig joins Panthers
March 14, 2006
Former Kansas University football player Justin Hartwig has signed a free agent contract with the Carolina Panthers that will make him one of the five highest-paid centers in the NFL. A sixth-round draft pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2002, Hartwig became the Titans’ starter at center in 2003. Hartwig agreed to a five-year contract worth $17 million.
T to be rerouted during recovery
March 14, 2006
The city of Lawrence has rerouted some of its T routes effective immediately while city crews remove debris.
Neighborhood clean up begins
March 14, 2006
The sounds of chainsaws and front-end loaders filled the air in many Lawrence neighborhoods Monday as property owners saw to it that trees and branches felled by Sunday’s massive windstorm got picked up.
On the record
March 14, 2006
Lawrence datebook
March 14, 2006
No love for the NBADL
Langford, Miles hardly enamored with current stop on hoops odyssey
March 14, 2006
The clock hits 1 p.m., and Keith Langford loudly crashes through the locker room door, turns right and heads down a Nolan Catholic High hallway toward the gymnasium.
People in the news
March 14, 2006
Judge: Colin Farrell’s lawsuit to stop sex tape can go on
Da Vinci Code’ author takes stand
March 14, 2006
In a rare and undesired public appearance, “The Da Vinci Code” novelist Dan Brown dismissed as “completely fanciful” the claims by two authors that he had stolen their ideas.
Nashville Star’ finds new talent
March 14, 2006
“Nashville Star” (9 p.m., USA) kicks off its fourth season. Wynonna and Cowboy Troy will host the eight-episode talent search. Scheduled guest judges include Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson and the comic Larry the Cable Guy. Celebrity judges will add a third vote to the two regular talent scouts, singer/songwriter Phil Vassar and music-industry professional Anastasia Brown.
Damage at KU about $6M
March 14, 2006
It is back to business for Kansas University today, but some campus areas will be closed as crews continue a cleanup expected to take months and cost more than $6 million.
Failed generator, warning sirens among the hurdles after storm
March 14, 2006
A failed generator system and problems with the county’s outdoor-warning sirens were some of the issues that complicated the emergency response in the hours after Sunday’s storm hit.
Prime minister offers to resign over golf scandal
March 14, 2006
South Korea’s prime minister offered to resign today amid mounting opposition criticism for playing golf when he was expected to oversee the government’s response to a railway strike, the president’s spokesman said.
Holocaust cartoon contest gets 200 entries
March 14, 2006
An Iranian newspaper’s contest for Holocaust-related cartoons has drawn entries from 200 people, with some drawings mocking the World War II slaughter: One entry shows Jews going into a gas pipeline.
Milosevic’s death center of conflicting rumors
March 14, 2006
A swirl of suspicion surrounded Slobodan Milosevic’s death, with evidence emerging Monday that the former Yugoslav leader took medication he wasn’t supposed to.
Mad cow disease found in Alabama
March 14, 2006
A cow in Alabama has tested positive for mad cow disease, the Agriculture Department said Monday, confirming the third U.S. case of the brain-wasting ailment.
DeLay gets court to void prosecutors’ subpoenas
March 14, 2006
A Texas appeals court Monday granted Rep. Tom DeLay’s request to stop a prosecutor from filing subpoenas in the former majority leader’s pending money laundering case.
Censure resolution draws little support
March 14, 2006
Democrats distanced themselves Monday from Wisconsin Sen. Russell Feingold’s effort to censure President Bush over domestic spying, preventing a floor vote that could alienate swing voters.
Wheat condition worsens despite rains
March 14, 2006
Kansas winter wheat deteriorated further this week, with 35 percent of the crop now in poor to very poor condition amid a deepening drought, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday.
LHS eager to dive into competition
Free State’s Robinson must wait two weeks to start title defense
March 14, 2006
Ryan Adams is downright giddy about the number of kids who turned out for the Lawrence High girls swimming team this season.
Thomas’ injury healing; Millwood hurls
March 14, 2006
Frank Thomas kept quiet about the White Sox this time.
Bicycle tour in June to see Civil War sites
March 14, 2006
Bicyclists can still register for the Border Raiders tour in June that begins and ends at Free State High School, spans four states and visits several Civil War historic sites.
Sex offender placement to be argued today
Treatment program workers to make case for monitored residence
March 14, 2006
The Kansas Supreme Court today will hear arguments on whether sex predator Leroy Hendricks can live in Leavenworth County.
Britain announces 10 percent cut in its troop levels in Iraq
March 14, 2006
Britain announced cuts in its forces in Iraq on Monday by 10 percent and has begun handing over their duties to Iraqi security forces, despite spasms of violence in recent weeks that have pushed the country closer to civil war.
U.S. spending billions to ‘defeat’ improvised explosive devices
March 14, 2006
The United States is pouring billions more dollars and fresh platoons of experts into its campaign to “defeat IEDs,” the roadside bombs President Bush describes as threat No. 1 to Iraq’s future.
Four shot, hanged in revenge for Shiite market bombings
March 14, 2006
Scorched pavement, destroyed shops, burned-out cars and four men shot in the head then hanged from electricity pylons - victims of revenge killings - awaited Shiite residents emerging from their homes Monday in Baghdad’s Sadr City slum.
Exchange professors to be honored tonight
March 14, 2006
Two Kansas University exchange program professors will be honored tonight in Kansas City at an event celebrating international educators.
Journalist to give leadership lecture
March 14, 2006
Former White House Bureau Chief Helen Thomas will speak at the 2006 Emily Taylor and Marilyn Stokstad Women’s Leadership Lecture at 7:30 p.m. today in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union at Kansas University.
Moon Bar suspect now in parole trouble
March 14, 2006
A Johnson County man convicted for his role in a notorious brawl with a former Kansas University basketball player is back in trouble.
Ottawan pleads guilty to child porn
March 14, 2006
An Ottawa man who installed a camera in the ceiling of a women’s bathroom pleaded guilty to child pornography charges Monday.
Temple’s Chaney retires
Hall of Fame coach, 74, ready to ‘disappear’
March 14, 2006
John Chaney’s scowl was gone, the dark, deep-set eyes concealed behind sunglasses.
Only pay for products that support your values
March 14, 2006
I just can’t get the tune “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” out of my head. It’s the one that recently won an Academy Award for best original song.
Memorable storm
March 14, 2006
In the aftermath of Sunday’s storm some bright spots emerged.
Two more years
March 14, 2006
To the editor: I should like to compliment the Journal-World for printing Garrison Keillor’s column of March 6.
Spendthrift ways
March 14, 2006
To the editor: Local leaders want to raise $20 million to fund green space and economic development.
Kmart settles suit on disability access
March 14, 2006
Kmart agreed Monday to a $13 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit over access for disabled shoppers, a company spokesman said.
In the Halls: Do you get excited about March Madness?
March 14, 2006
Bipolar disorder harder to assess in teens
March 14, 2006
Dear Dr. Wes & Marissa: Could you do an article about bipolar teens and the illness?
Positive impact
March 14, 2006
To the editor: Mike Wildgen’s tenure as city manager is over but the positive impact that he has had over the last 32 years will be long felt in Lawrence.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
March 14, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for March 14, 1906: “For the first time during the winter, the sleigh riding was worthwhile in Lawrence yesterday.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
March 14, 2006
The new J.L. “Tommy” Constant Distinguished Professor of Design at Kansas University was Victor Papanek, who had been professor and chairman of design at the Kansas City Art Institute since 1976. Papanek was to begin teaching in the 1981-82 academic year.
Dems lose even war of words
March 14, 2006
“Together, America can do better.” When you hear that, do you feel inspired?
Misplaced outrage
March 14, 2006
To the editor, So we finally see what it takes to spark America’s outrage: the sale of one foreign company to another.
House approves booster seat bill
March 14, 2006
More youngsters will have to ride in booster seats starting this summer, under legislation the House sent Monday to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Corrections
March 14, 2006
KU spent after emotional weekend
Jayhawks have little time to rest while preparing for NCAA Tournament game against Bradley
March 14, 2006
Kansas University’s basketball players and coaches expended a lot of energy in winning the Big 12 Conference tournament last weekend in Dallas.
Midwest tornadoes kill at least 10
March 14, 2006
Homeowners across the Midwest were aghast Monday at nature’s fury after a barrage of tornadoes, hail and rain left 10 people dead and destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes.
Mangino praises QBs’ ‘natural abilities’
March 14, 2006
The race is on. Kansas University has conducted two spring football practices with no pads, and eyes have been drawn to the quarterbacks. Kerry Meier, Adam Barmann and Todd Reesing all are competing, with a starter expected to be named soon.
Board considers spending requests
March 14, 2006
It’ll be at least a month - two months, maybe - before Lawrence school officials know what the district’s budget will look like for next year.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
March 14, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.24 at Presto 66, 602 W. Ninth St. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Watson acquires Andrx Corp.
March 14, 2006
Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., which makes generic versions of Valium, Percocet and other drugs, said Monday it reached a deal to acquire rival drug manufacturer Andrx Corp. for about $1.9 billion in cash.
New script needed for Iraqi unity
March 14, 2006
If you want to know when American troops can draw down from Iraq, here’s the nitty-gritty:
Tonganoxie widow testifies in support of funeral-picket ban
March 14, 2006
Last October, war widow Kelly Frantz, of Tonganoxie, buried her high school sweetheart, Lucas Frantz, an Army soldier who was killed on his 22nd birthday by a sniper in Iraq.
School budget process textbook case of inefficiency
March 14, 2006
Sue Morgan doesn’t rile easily. But after nearly seven years on the Lawrence school board, Morgan is fed up with people - legislators, especially - who accuse the district of poor planning.
Suspect in shooting at Baldwin party formally charged
Bond increased to $1 million in first-degree murder case
March 14, 2006
The man charged in a deadly shooting earlier this month in Baldwin has been brought back to Douglas County after his capture by Oklahoma state troopers.
Quail Run School reclaims state chess title
March 14, 2006
The elementary state chess trophy returned to Quail Run School on Saturday after a one-year absence. Sixth-grader Alan Shi also won eight matches and the individual state championship.
Jayhawks land WNIT berth, home game
March 14, 2006
So what if Kansas University’s women’s basketball team lost 12 of its last 16 games. So what if the Jayhawks finished 10th in the Big 12 Conference.
Woodling: Self earned lovefest
March 14, 2006
Any newlywed couple who, for one reason or another, opted to delay their honeymoon can identify with Bill Self.
Fossett pursues another record
March 14, 2006
Aviator Steve Fossett flew his lightweight experimental airplane Tuesday across much of the United States and Canada in yet another quest to break a world flight record.
McClatchy to buy Knight Ridder
March 14, 2006
The McClatchy Co. is making its biggest bet yet on the future of the newspaper industry by agreeing to pay $4.4 billion in cash and stock to acquire Knight Ridder Inc., a major newspaper publisher more than twice its size.
Bush’s record short on thrift
March 14, 2006
When his personal approval ratings were far higher than they are now, President Bush might have succeeded in reducing the size and cost of government. Instead, he chose “compassionate conservatism” as his doctrine and big-government conservatism (which is a contradiction) as his calling.
City’s recovery moving quickly
Federal funds may aid efforts
March 14, 2006
State leaders flew over Lawrence on Monday to view the destruction from Sunday’s devastating wind storm, still waiting for a calculation of the damages to see whether the city will qualify for federal disaster assistance.
File insurance claim or fix it?
Policies can turn costly when minor damage involved
March 14, 2006
Homeowner’s insurance policies are designed to provide financial protection from damage suffered in the kinds of storms that ripped through Lawrence early Sunday.
Horoscopes
March 14, 2006
Concealed-carry clash looms
Bill advances toward Sebelius’ desk, despite veto threat
March 14, 2006
The Kansas Legislature appears ready for a veto showdown with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius over concealed guns.