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Archive for Thursday, March 1, 2007

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Audio clips
Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Wild Art, March 2007 Friends & Neighbors, March 2007 Tropical Fling FSHS vs. SM Northwest - substate LHS vs. O-Northwest
Podcasts
Polls
Should the state ban in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
81%
No
 
16%
Undecided
 
1%
Total 211
Videos

All stories

Baldwin Bulldogs top Basehor-Linwood in tight battle
March 1, 2007
The Baldwin Bulldogs advanced to the next round of the 4A Boys Sub-State Tournament after a close victory over the Basehor-Linwood Bobcats, 40-38.
Governor Sebelius back in Kansas after visit to the nation’s capitol
March 1, 2007
After a visit to Washington D.C., Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius returns to Kansas - with some surprising things to say about her trip.
Work to replace century-old waterlines continues to flow through downtown Lawrence
March 1, 2007
City leaders briefed downtown businesses on their plans to begin the third straight year of a waterline replacement project.
Lady Firebirds trample Leavenworth
March 1, 2007
The Free State Lady Firebirds advanced to the next round of the 6A Girls Sub-State Tournament after a victory over the Leavenworth Pioneers, 63-33.
Piper High calms the Cyclones
March 1, 2007
To advance to the next round of the 4A Boys Sub-State Tournament, the Piper Pirates easily topped the Bishop Ward Cyclones, 76-56.
Winning $50,000 as easy as one, two, three, SHOOT!
March 1, 2007
Several Lawrence residents have been engaging in rock, paper, scissors battles at a local bar for a chance to compete in the finals in Las Vegas.
KU preparing for a Big 12 showdown against Texas
March 1, 2007
With sole possession of the Big 12 title on the line, the stakes have gotten even higher for KU’s upcoming battle against Texas this Saturday.
LHS Lady Lions advance after tight win over SMNW
March 1, 2007
The Lady Lions pulled out a clutch victory over Shawnee Mission North West to advance to the next round of the 6A Girls Sub-State Tournament, winning 56-54.
Local elementary students celebrate birthday of Dr. Seuss
March 1, 2007
It’s not unusual to see green foods in a school cafeteria - but green eggs and ham? Kids from Eudora’s Nottingham Elementary enjoyed the famous dish to honor Dr. Seuss’ 103rd birthday.
Three people injured late last night in one vehicle accident
March 1, 2007
Shortly after 11 last night, a one-vehicle accident occurred near 23rd and Alabama. Three people were injured in the accident.
Police make two more arrests in connection with recent BB gun rampage
March 1, 2007
In all, five people have been arrested since the BB gun trouble was first reported early Wednesday morning.
Car slams into utility pole on K-10 Highway sending two to area hospitals
March 1, 2007
A car slammed into a utility pole on K-10 Highway just before four o’clock this afternoon. The accident sent two women to area hospitals.
Postal worker back to work after accident
March 1, 2007
Exactly one month after being seriously injured in an accident in downtown Lawrence, Jerry Totten has returned to work. The doctors predicted it would take three months, but Jerry figured he would only need one.
Postal worker back in business
Optimism carries the day after injury
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A1
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night will keep the postman from his appointed rounds. You can add “serious head injuries” to the list after Jerry Totten returned to his downtown route Thursday, a month after being struck by a pickup while delivering mail. Totten, Lawrence’s sole walking-only postman, wore a helmet on his first day back.
Injury accident clogs K-10 traffic
One person taken by helicopter to Kansas City hospital
March 1, 2007
A car carrying two females drove off the north side of westbound Kansas Highway 10 near O’Connell Road, striking a utility pole and causing a live wire to fall nearby.
Another arrest made in vandalism case
March 1, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, police make another arrest in BB gun vandalism, and an injured mailman is back at work.
Painting brought to vivid life by Dayton Dancers
March 1, 2007
The power of painting to inspire artists working in other media is well known. Mussorgsky’s set of piano pieces “Pictures at an Exhibition” (1874) and Nat “King” Cole’s chart-topping “Mona Lisa” (1950) are but two examples.
Kerr named new state commerce secretary
Is the president of AT&T in Kansas
March 1, 2007
The president of AT&T in Kansas is Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ choice to become the state’s next secretary of commerce. David D. Kerr, who also serves as chairman of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, now awaits Senate confirmation as Sebelius’ appointment to replace Howard Fricke, who announced his retirement at the end of last year.
One-car accident sends three to hospital
March 1, 2007
Shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday evening, a one car accident sent three teenagers to the hospital.
OSU suspends Boggan
Cowboys senior punished for head-butt
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C2
Oklahoma State coach Sean Sutton suspended leading scorer Mario Boggan on Wednesday for a head-butting incident in the Cowboys’ 84-70 win against Kansas State the previous night.
Theater offering audition workshop
March 1, 2007 in print edition on D2
Ever wanted to be a part of that big musical? Would you like to upgrade your singing style from the shower to the stage?
Bridging the late-winter fashion gap
March 1, 2007 in print edition on D1
While it’s freezing outside, it’s warming up inside the stores, as spring fashion blossoms and miniskirts, capped sleeve blouses and summer swing dresses push aside chunky sweaters, dark wool pants and turtlenecks.
Report of soccer field bombing turns out to be false
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A6
The report sounded horrific. A suicide truck bomb set off in Ramadi, a Sunni Muslim stronghold, targeted children on a soccer field, killing at least 15. The story was repeated by wire services, newspapers and television newscasts. Political figures and humanitarian groups alike condemned the attack.
Area artists part of watercolor show
March 1, 2007 in print edition on D2
Lawrence artists Linda McKay and Mary Jane Grinter are among the exhibitors in the Kansas Watercolor Society’s 2007 Winter Invitational at SouthWind Gallery, 3074 S.W. 29th St., in Topeka.
Noted librarian
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Thank you for the good report on this year’s Wallace Galluzzi Award winner, Eleanor Symons, whose commitment to Audio Reader has been truly exemplary (Journal-World, Feb. 23).
Hearing set for suspect in student’s death
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B4
A man suspected of stalking and killing a member of a college dance team faces a preliminary hearing in late May.
Officials want broader study of Highway 24-40
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B4
A Kansas City planning firm held public meetings last fall and winter in Basehor and Tonganoxie to gather information as part of a U.S. Highway 24-40 corridor study.
Proposal allowing prosecution of teachers for obscenity stalls
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B4
Fears that schools would be forced to ban books by such writers as Toni Morrison, Richard Wright and Maya Angelou doomed a bill Wednesday making it easier to prosecute teachers for promoting obscenity.
Country denies claim bin Laden is hiding there
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A5
Pakistan on Wednesday rejected a claim by the U.S. intelligence chief that Osama bin Laden and his deputy were hiding in northwestern Pakistan, and that al-Qaida was setting up camps near the Afghan border.
Airbus to sell plants, cut 10,000 jobs
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A5
Airbus, steadily losing its market lead to Boeing Co., unveiled drastic plans Wednesday to follow in its U.S. rival’s footsteps by cutting thousands of jobs, selling off manufacturing sites and outsourcing more work to external suppliers.
U.S. Olympic medalist reunited with father
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A5
Far from the mountain where he skied to Olympic fame, Toby Dawson found his family.
Prodi survives bruising day in Italian Senate
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A5
The quarrelsome allies of Prime Minister Romano Prodi rallied to his side late Wednesday, voting to restore him to office but laying bare the challenges that will continue to undermine the new government.
Man convicted of theft within 15 minutes
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B1
A jury needed just 15 minutes to convict a a man of felony theft on Tuesday.
Picasso paintings stolen from relative
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A5
In a stealthy overnight heist, burglars slipped into the Paris apartment of Picasso’s granddaughter and spirited away two portraits of women the artist loved, slicing one of the paintings out of its frame.
Commodities
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C8
Big 12 schools confer on research issues
Meeting to put innovators, investors in touch with each other
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B1
One day a company called KCBioMedix could produce technology that helps teach babies to nurse. Another, called ImmunoGenetix Therapeutics, could develop an HIV vaccine.
Dirty Dozen’ tax scams won’t deceive the IRS
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C8
Every year the Internal Revenue Service announces the top 12 tax scams. This tax season, topping the latest “Dirty Dozen” are fraudulent schemes connected with the one-time telephone excise tax refund available to most taxpayers.
Exhibit features book designs
March 1, 2007 in print edition on D2
Graphic designers and book admirers can view award-winning books and jackets from some of the nation’s scholarly presses in an exhibit opening Monday at Kansas University.
Foundation Follies taking reservations
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B1
Reservations now are being accepted for the 17th annual Foundation Follies, a benefit event next month for Lawrence public schools.
Word misused
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: In her letter of Feb. 28, Esther Price writes that she is “sick of seeing porn pictures” of Anna Nicole Smith. I’ll assume Price is referring to television images, specifically the kinds of clips shown on CNN and Fox, rather than something else.
Chetopa man guilty in cook’s death
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B8
A Chetopa man was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder in the 2004 death of an elementary school cook.
Brain cancer therapy OK’d for human trials
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C8
A company led by a former researcher at Kansas University Medical Center has secured federal approval to begin final human trials of a therapy the company is developing for the treatment of brain cancer.
1 year later, migrants admitted to U.S.
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A5
Lazaro Medina Alpizar said he’s never felt so alone.
Statehouse restoration costs soar from $130M to $173M
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B8
The cost to restore the Capitol is going through the dome.
Overreaction makes Clinton look desperate
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B6
It’s often said that Sen. Hillary Clinton is like a sphinx who gives away nothing about what’s going on inside her head. She can come across as so programmed that the cottage industry of Hillary-watchers is often stumped about what she’s up to.
Twice as nice
Sluggish scheme can’t stop Lions
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C1
If you ever have watched Princeton University’s men’s basketball team play and thought the action moved along too fast, you would have enjoyed Olathe Northwest’s game plan against Lawrence High on Wednesday night.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for March 1, 1907: “Republican primaries for nominating candidates for the forthcoming city election will be March 15. Polls will be open from 2 to 7 p.m.
Unions seek harmful shortcut
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B7
Good for Adrienne Eaton of Rutgers University’s Labor Studies & Employment Relations Department. Her forthright description of a central issue in the debate about the Employee Free Choice Act, which she supports, clarifies why that legislation is symptomatic of a disagreeable tendency in today’s politics.
Mitchell to receive Truman award
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B8
Former Sen. George J. Mitchell, who led negotiations that resulted in the 1998 peace accord in Northern Ireland, was named Thursday as the latest recipient of the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award.
Insurer rewards fit customers
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A3
Amid a growing obesity epidemic in the United States, an insurance company has started giving customers another reason to slim down by being one of the first in the nation to offer discounts to customers who keep a low body-mass index.
On the record
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B2
Coach Fambrough to give book signing
March 1, 2007 in print edition on D2
Former Kansas University football coach Don Fambrough will sign copies of his children’s book, “The Three Little Jayhawks,” this week at Oread Books.
Vandalism spree damages cars
Three youths arrested, two sought after reports of BB gun rampage
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Rev. Herb Eplee would like to have a few words with the boys suspected of shooting out the back window of his car overnight Tuesday.
Readers to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B3
The birthday of the late Theodor Geisel, better known as beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss, will be celebrated Friday in Lawrence.
New-look Lions ready for rematch
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C3
Sure, the Lawrence High girls basketball team previously lost to tonight’s opponent, Shawnee Mission Northwest.
Jury indicts man in abduction of boys
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A3
A grand jury charged a former pizzeria manager Wednesday with kidnapping and armed criminal action against a 13-year-old who was found in the man’s apartment with another missing boy.
NBA briefs
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C4
¢ Szczerbiak to undergo season-ending surgery ¢ Celtics broadcaster apologizes for remark ¢ Man sentenced for hitting former Pacer with car
Library praise
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: The exterior of the Lawrence Public Library is not the greatest, but after almost two years as a Lawrence resident I have found its contents fabulous.
Friends of NRA set fundraising dinner
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B3
The Douglas County Friends of the NRA Banquet is set for Friday at the Knights of Columbus hall, 2206 E. 23rd St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m.
Council approves resolution on racial slur
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A3
New York declared the n-word off limits to whites and blacks alike Wednesday in a purely symbolic resolution prompted by the increasingly casual use of the slur in hip-hop music, comedy and street slang.
Lawrence investors take decline in stride
March 1, 2007
Jack Hope isn’t rattled by Wall Street’s latest pothole.
Experts place bets on bird flu
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A3
Think bird flu will become a worldwide threat this summer? Wanna put some money on that?
Keegan: It’s time to join forces
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C1
Cancel those Friday-night dinner plans. Better yet, tell your friends you still want to go out, you just want to do something a little different this time. Convince them to join you and make it the night the town of Olathe became Lawrence East for five hours of high school basketball.
Stocks rebound modestly
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A1
The U.S. and Chinese stock exchanges returned to a semblance of normalcy Wednesday, but concerns about both economies linger following the worst global sell-off of stocks in more than five years.
96-year-old pleads to racketeering conspiracy
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A3
A 96-year-old mobster accused of overseeing robberies, money laundering and bank fraud for the Genovese crime family pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy Wednesday, but because of his age, he likely won’t be sent to prison.
KU women land four on academic team
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C7
Kansas University had four players named to the Academic All-Big 12 Conference Women’s Basketball Team. Junior Jamie Boyd and sophomore Ivana Catic were selected to the first team, while junior Taylor McIntosh and sophomore Marija Zinic were named to the second team.
A&M, OU share title
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C5
A’Quonesia Franklin scored a career-high 27 points, and Texas A&M held off Texas, 67-60, to capture a share of the Big 12 Conference title, the Aggies’ first.
Police discover drugs in principal’s office
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A3
A middle school principal accused of selling crystal methamphetamine from his office after school and on weekends was arrested after police found the drug on his desk, authorities said Wednesday.
Lawrence escapes damage from storm
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence dodged the brunt of threatening thunderstorms Wednesday night.
New episodes hard to find
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A2
Who knows whether March will come in like a lion or leave like a lamb. We do know it will leave plenty of reruns in its wake. February sweeps are over, and network television leaves us with few original offerings.
Economic leader assumes the helm
Lawrence resident Steve Jack to pursue development efforts
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C8
The new executive director of the Leavenworth County Development Corp. brings goals, a strong sense of teamwork and a wealth of experience with him.
McCain declares candidacy on show
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A3
Sen. John McCain of Arizona declared Wednesday night that he will join the 2008 race for the White House and will formally announce his candidacy in April.
Senator suggests selling KU Hospital to fund $660M in university repairs
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A1
A state legislator wants to sell Kansas University Hospital and use the proceeds to pay for repairs at regents universities and boost the state pension system.
Terrapins sizzle past Duke
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C5
Maryland is suddenly looking like a team that nobody wants to play in March.
Med Center department head steps down
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B3
The head of the biggest department within Kansas University’s School of Medicine announced this week that she’s resigning.
Insurance whistle-blower alleges discrimination
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B3
When Paul Bergersen told the state agency that regulates insurance firms that his company was treating auto policyholders with Hispanic surnames differently than others, investigators had little experience to draw upon.
Journal-World wins APSE section honors
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C7
The Journal-World sports section was named one of the top 10 Sunday sections in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors.
What’s the hurry? Wade should take his time
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C4
Dwyane Wade wants a second opinion? I thought he’d never ask. OK, maybe he meant he wants a second medical opinion on his separated left shoulder before choosing a course of action. And I’m no doctor (though I occasionally play one in the newspaper).
Firebirds get message, upset SM Northwest
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C1
Chuck Law handed a newspaper article on Tennessee men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl to every Free State High basketball player on the bus ride to Shawnee on Wednesday afternoon.
Some tire of troublesome rap image
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A2
Maybe it was the umpteenth coke-dealing anthem or soft-porn music video. Perhaps it was the preening antics that some call reminiscent of Stepin Fetchit.
Paper lampoons New Orleans politicians
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A7
Mayor Ray Nagin announces a plan to rebuild the city with Legos. And the Army Corps of Engineers is thinking of a new slogan: “YOU try building things with government screwdrivers.”
Jayhawks guaranteed share of Big 12 title
KU can claim crown outright with victory Saturday against Texas in Allen Fieldhouse
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team has wrapped up at least a share of the school’s 50th conference championship.
Market blast shakes Iraqi capital
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A6
A car bomb ripped through a bustling shopping district in a religiously mixed neighborhood of western Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding about 20 as the U.S.-Iraqi security operation entered its third week.
Mosley questionable for KU women at Mizzou
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C5
Shaquina Mosley is the second-leading scorer and rebounder on Kansas University’s women’s basketball team. Mosley, a 5-foot-6 senior, also leads the Jayhawks in assists.
Durant, Texas outlast A&M, Law
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C5
If this really were Kevin Durant’s last home game at Texas, the Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies sure made it fun. And the Aggies’ Acie Law nearly spoiled the party.
Our town sports
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C7
Firebirds counting on height advantage
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C3
Jenna Brantley is waiting for the perfect time to give her teammates extra motivation for tonight’s Class 6A sub-state game against Leavenworth.
Neighbors raise biodefense lab concerns
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B2
An effort to land a $450 million biodefense lab in a rural area near Fort Leavenworth hit a public-relations snag Wednesday night, as dozens of nearby residents voiced concerns about the project at a public meeting.
Election upset unlikely
Ex-leaders say without high-profile issues, low votes hard to overcome
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A1
If anyone would think a candidate could make a comeback from a low finish in a Lawrence City Commission primary election, it would be Allen Levine.
Bonds reveals he’s had death threats
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C2
Barry Bonds declined to elaborate Wednesday about death threats the San Francisco slugger says he is receiving.
Arctic Inuit argue U.S. pollution devastates area’s hunting traditions
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A5
Simon Nattaq lost both feet to frostbite when his snowmobile crashed through the ice, made thin by rising Arctic temperatures.
Killing, contraceptives proposed to curb elephant population
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A5
The majestic male elephant ambled through the dense bush to the water hole, extending his trunk in greeting to two young females, April and Aqua, their mother Aran and grandmother Agatha.
Further pruning solves tree woes
March 1, 2007 in print edition on D2
Last week I wrote about the perils of topping trees. I discussed how it stresses the tree, causes decay, encourages long-term hazardous growth, can sunburn the fragile vascular system and creates an all-around ugly tree.
Edgy play recalls murderous maids
March 1, 2007 in print edition on D1
Complex, challenging, complicated and layered is how the cast and director of “The Maids” describe the upcoming University Theatre show.
Only regional diplomacy will stabilize Iraq
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B6
The Bush administration has been rightly and roundly criticized for its failure to plan for the post-Saddam era. That failure produced the Iraq chaos that has trapped us all.
Pollution issue
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I have enjoyed walks around Mary’s Lake for years. The construction and development on the hillside is creating pollution in the lake.
Lawrence Datebook
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B2
March 1, 2007
Survey faults lax state oversight of child care
Kansas ranks 6th lowest; military praised
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A7
Many states are distressingly lax in their regulation and oversight of child care centers, according to a new nationwide survey which gives its lowest marks to Idaho and Louisiana and its highest grade to the far-flung system run by the U.S. military.
Proposal would charge speeders higher tolls
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A1
A state legislator has introduced a proposal to charge higher tolls on the Kansas Turnpike based on speed.
Law enforcement pushes, but lawmakers resist, tougher gun penalties
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B1
A measure that would add years to prison sentences if the offender had a gun was pushed hard Wednesday by law enforcement.
Cancer center sets goal of $72M
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Kansas University Cancer Center will launch a $72 million fundraising drive this year.
Team on the rise
Ginn Racing off to a strong start
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C6
Results speak for themselves. Ginn Racing general manager Jay Frye maintains the organization’s success so far this season didn’t happen overnight, but built on the foundation of the 11-year existence of the organization.
People in the news
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Court allows burial in Bahamas for Anna Nicole Smith ¢ Not hot: Hilton faces possible jail time for driving citation ¢ The Doors receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Report warns of prescription drug abuse
March 1, 2007 in print edition on A5
Abuse of prescription drugs is about to exceed the use of illicit street narcotics worldwide, and the shift has spawned a lethal new trade in counterfeit painkillers, sedatives and other medicines potent enough to kill, a global watchdog warned Wednesday.
Pump patrol
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Baldwin City woman injured on ATV
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Baldwin City woman was injured Tuesday night when a four-wheel drive, all-terrain vehicle overturned in southern Douglas County.
Unleaded fuel not easy switch
March 1, 2007 in print edition on C6
On January 2005, NASCAR made one of those announcements that elicits more yawns than headlines.
Baker students to perform ‘Angel Street’
March 1, 2007 in print edition on D2
Baker University’s theater production “Angel Street” will premiere this weekend at Rice Auditorium.
Look at me
American college students apparently need a reminder that it’s not “all about me.”
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B6
Everyone likes to feel special, but according to a new study by some American psychologists, there’s a limit.
Tropical fling
While vacationing, family takes backseat to lust for exotic plants
March 1, 2007 in print edition on D1
I’m pretty sure I have an obsession, teetering on the brink of an addiction. When I travel, I spend more time observing the waxy leaves of a croton plant, a sea of bougainvillea cascading down a wall or palm fronds fluttering in the tropical breeze than I do watching where I walk. I think I have a problem.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B6
Work on the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at Kansas University was reported progressing well and the current target date for completion was April of 1968.
Horoscopes
March 1, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Thursday, March 1