Archive for Saturday, March 17, 2007

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Audio clips
On the street
Photo galleries
People and places
What needs to be KU's biggest focuse against UK?

Poll results

Response Percent
Making it a track meet
Of course…hitting free throws
Stopping Randolph Morris
UK’s guard play
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KU in Chicago: 15 seconds of … name.
Why not UK?
March 17, 2007
With the crimson and blue of KU sharing space at the United Center with UK’s big blue, some unaffiliated fans might find it difficult to keep things straight.
90 solid seconds with…Kentucky senior Bobby Perry
March 17, 2007
During the NCAA Tournament, editor Ryan Greene will spend 90 quality seconds with a member of the team getting set to face KU. In today’s episode, Ryan chats with 6-foot-8 Kentucky senior Bobby Perry, a Durham, N.C., native who had six points, two rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in Friday’s 67-58 win over No. 9 seed Villanova.
Extra Minutes: Kansas 107, Niagara 67
March 17, 2007
Tying up loose ends from KU’s first March Madness win since 2004. It came in impressive fashion, with six players scoring in double figures as the Jayhawks posted their highest single-game point total in nearly four years under Bill Self.
Irish P.M. gives Bush bowl of shamrocks
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A4
Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, at the White House to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, said Friday that he hoped the U.S. Congress would embrace President Bush’s immigration proposal that would affect illegal Irish immigrants in the United States.
Affair with teacher turns deadly for student
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A4
In a tragic twist to a familiar story, a teenager who had sex with his married 30-year-old teacher was fatally shot outside the woman’s home, and authorities have charged the woman’s husband.
Feds: $26.9B to open, run Yucca Mountain
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A4
It will cost $26.9 billion to build and operate the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump through 2023, the Energy Department said Friday in a new cost calculation.
Around and about
March 17, 2007 in print edition on D3
Robert Keith Wright and Valorie Sue West, Eudora, announce the birth of their son, Jordan Robert Wright, born Feb. 28, 2007, at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka…
State Department advises against Guatemala adoptions
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A5
Citing rampant problems of fraud and extortion, the State Department says it no longer recommends that Americans adopt children from Guatemala - the No. 2 source of orphans coming to the United States.
Two Tonganoxie principals resign
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
Tonganoxie’s high school principal, Tatia Shelton, and middle school assistant principal, Darren Neas, resigned Friday night.
Analysts: Gas outlook isn’t as bad as expected
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A1
Elementary school principal Randy Busscher, of Holland, Mich., is braced for gasoline prices of $3 a gallon or more by summer break.
Mulally donates van to Senior Center in honor of mother
Ford CEO to be grand marshal of today’s parade
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A1
The CEO of Ford Motor Co. came back to his Lawrence roots on Friday and donated a 15-passenger van to a senior services center in honor of his 87-year-old mother.
Not this year
KU avoids early ouster, routs Niagara
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C1
Russell Robinson had just started to stretch during pregame warmups Friday when a jittery Kansas University fan offered some unsolicited advice from the United Center stands.
Big man Morris carries UK
March 17, 2007
Kentucky basketball coach Tubby Smith couldn’t think of a turning point in his team’s 67-58 victory over Villanova. But the focal point? That’s an easy one - 6-foot-11 forward Randolph Morris, the most imposing figure on the United Center court Friday.
Keegan: Kansas clearly quicker
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C1
The first thing the Niagara University basketball program needs to do to ensure this won’t happen again is to buy new video equipment. Apparently, the only working switch on the machine they use to evaluate opponents is the slow-motion one.
Purple Eagles: KU ‘determined’
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C7
Blame Bradley. Or Bucknell. Whatever. Fact is, Niagara basketball coach Joe Mihalich knew his team needed the “perfect storm” of good fortune to beat Kansas University on Friday. And judging by the scoreboard - a 107-67 Niagara loss in the NCAA Tournament first-round game in the United Center - it instead was a crystal-clear night with no cloud in sight.
Today’s NCAA Tournament capsules
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C8
A quick look at today’s eight second-round games:
Big 12 opener unkind
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C3
A four-run seventh inning ended any comeback hopes for the Kansas University baseball team Friday night, as the Jayhawks suffered a 9-3 loss to No. 8 Texas A&M in the Big 12 Conference opener for both teams.
Witness credibility probed in murder trial
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B3
A defense attorney in a Lawrence murder trial on Friday questioned the credibility of a state witness who had testified that the defendant told him - hours after investigators allege it happened - he beat up his girlfriend.
GOP budget passes House
Presidential primary, new state park lose
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B2
Next year’s presidential primary and the state’s newest park were among the casualties as Republicans pushed a budget through the House on Friday that was incomplete despite more than $12 billion in spending.
Jayhawks dominate
KU, Kentucky to play 2nd round Sunday
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A1
With his Jayhawks having dispatched two years of frustration with 40 minutes of inspired ball, Kevin Yoder smiled with the quiet confidence that comes with being on the right side of a 40-point victory.
Commentary: NCAA could use better travel agent
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C2
For all the complaints about who they invite and how they seed them, what the NCAA selection committee really needs is a better travel agent. Or maybe just an intern who knows how to use the Internet.
Boyda: Iraq war puts strain on U.S. military
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A9
The United States can’t leave the war in Iraq open-ended and pour military resources into a conflict that isn’t going well, Rep. Nancy Boyda said Friday.
It’s still good ‘Company’ after 30 years
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A2
As years go, 1977 had more than its share of pop culture moments. The TV phenomenon of “Roots,” the sudden death of Elvis Presley, the premiere of “Star Wars,” the advent of the Sex Pistols and the rise of punk rock, and the release of the “Saturday Night Fever” movie and album all come to mind.
Kansas basketball notebook
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C7
The only player on the Kansas University roster who didn’t score was walk-on Brennan Bechard, who missed two free throws. “We’ll get on him all night about that,” KU’s Brandon Rush joked.
Commentary: Niagara humiliated by Jayhawks
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C6
On the day before the game, Joe Mihalich had been brutally honest about the challenge in store. Mihalich said he and his staff had been studying videotape of Kansas for 36 hours and still hadn’t found the slightest sign of weakness.
Faith Forum: Should my faith affect the way I spend my money?
March 17, 2007 in print edition on D1
We are told in the Gospel of Mark that the rich man “went away sad.” Presumably, he went away sad because he came to a moment of choice and realized, for all of his posturing, he loved money more than anything else. He loved money, more than even life itself.
Comfort women’ not a perk of war
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B6
The name is what first grabbed my attention. Comfort women? What a moniker for the sexual slaves who were coerced, confined and raped in the Japanese military brothels strung across Asia during World War II.
NYC firefighters moved from front of St. Patrick’s Day parade
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A4
Ah, St. Patrick’s Day in the city: the green stripe painted on Fifth Avenue, the echo of endless bagpipes, the annual March infighting among New York’s Irish.
Events calendar
March 17, 2007 in print edition on D5
Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold Drive…
March 17, 2007 in print edition on D7
War deadline is worst strategy
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B7
With their plan to set a deadline for pulling our troops out of Iraq, Democrats in Congress are proving the wisdom of an old maxim: Nothing is so bad that it can’t be made worse.
National Guard annual convention ends today
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Kansas is hosting its 35th annual convention in Lawrence.
Sorry, mom: Collins focused
Chicago natives tune out family, friends
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C7
No distractions means no distractions. If you need further clarification, ask Kansas University freshman guard Sherron Collins. His mother, Stacey Harris, was seated about 15 feet behind the Kansas bench, and Collins could hear her voice all night as he raced up and down the United Center floor.
Who’s ready to run?
KU searching for Cornish’s successor
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C3
It’s safe to say the Kansas University football team will look a bit different offensively without Jon Cornish, who broke the Jayhawks’ single-season rushing record with 1,457 yards last season. Tough shoes to fill.
Memphis tops UNT
FSHS grad Wooden leads Mean Green
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C5
With another win against another unheralded foe, the Memphis Tigers didn’t prove much in their NCAA Tournament opener.
Louisville wary of Law
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C8
Rick Pitino thinks having thousands of Louisville fans at Rupp Arena to watch the Cardinals play in the NCAA Tournament is great. Too bad none of them can guard Texas A&M star Acie Law.
Longtime Saddam ally, Iraqi Baath leader dies
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A8
Saadoun Hammadi, a longtime ally of Saddam Hussein and one of the most senior Iraq Baath party leaders - who also served as a rare Shiite prime minister under Saddam - has died at a hospital in Germany, a Baath party spokesman and the party’s Web site said.
Attorneys ask court to reject CIA agents’ indictments
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A8
Government attorneys have asked a top court to throw out indictments against 26 Americans - all but one of them believed to be CIA agents - accused of kidnapping an Egyptian terrorist suspect in a case that has strained Italian-U.S. relations.
Candidates clash over development
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B3
How to attract new companies to town is creating disagreement among the six candidates seeking a seat on the Lawrence City Commission.
Simons: Cooperation is the key in bid to win national defense facility
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
Earlier this week a group of Kansans gathered in Washington, D.C., to present the state’s case to host the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in either Manhattan or Leavenworth. It may have been the first time there has been such a united effort by Kansans to support a specific project.
Club news
March 17, 2007 in print edition on D3
The University Women’s Club announces its scholarship winners for the 2007-08 academic year: Bridget Livers, Overland Park; Kayla Buehler, Lansing; Erika Meza-Zerlin and Kasey Bowden, both of Topeka; Hilary Hungerford, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; and Erin Questad, Newton Center, Mass. Each will receive $1,500 for the 2007-08 year.
City chooses interim Parks and Recreation director
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B5
Ernie Shaw, a longtime supervisor in the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, has been tapped to serve as its interim director.
State revenue figures encouraging
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B6
Despite major storms affecting large areas of Kansas, in January, tax-only revenues are continuing to increase, being slightly up 0.4 percent or $2 million. Last year, to-date revenues were $2.905 billion compared to $3.15 billion or an increase of $245 million, 8.5 percent, over last year’s tax-only, fiscal year-to-date total.
Al-Sadr statement urges followers to resist U.S. forces
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A9
After weeks of cooperation with a new security plan, radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr decried U.S. forces as occupiers Friday and called on his followers to “shout ‘No, No America!’” in a sign of resurgent anger and opposition.
Kansas City man guilty of murdering six women
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B5
A judge found a former trash company supervisor guilty Friday of six counts of murder in the deaths of women whose strangled bodies were found around the Kansas city area in 1986 and 1987.
4-H news
March 17, 2007 in print edition on D5
The March meeting of the Lone Star 4-H Club was called order by Christine Caffey, president. Emily Morehouse, Douglas County extension agent, attended the meeting as a guest.
George stingy as Jayhawks nab split
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C3
Sophomore right-hander Val George tossed a one-hitter as the Kansas University softball team beat Idaho State, 3-1, to earn a split Friday in the opening day of play at the Capital Classic.
Hoops vs. fishing
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: My 7-year-old, William, wanted me to take him fishing at Clinton Lake. I told him I wanted to watch the basketball game.
Juvenile prison system board members resign
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A5
The entire board of directors for the state’s troubled youth prisons resigned Friday following weeks of criticism sparked by reports that agency workers covered up sex abuse of inmates.
Inpatient care at KU outranks clinic care
Agreement will reduce discrepancy, some say
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
Richard Estes is pleased with the care his father, Bill, 79, received after open-heart surgery earlier this year at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. “It’s been wonderful,” said Richard Estes, of Osage City. “They explain everything; they tell you when they’re going to do it.”
Scouting news
March 17, 2007 in print edition on D3
Treats for Troops, a cookie booth sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 745, is scheduled for today at Hy-Vee, 4000 W. Sixth St. Cookies purchased for the project will be sent to soldiers at Camp Ramadi, Iraq. The booth will be set up from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The troop also will have a banner to sign that will be sent with the cookies.
On the record
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B2
St. Pat’s parade to be exceptional
Get out the green today!
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
To mark its 20th year, today’s Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade will blend tradition with first-time events.
KU women 13th after first round
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University women’s golf team shot an opening-round 323 on Friday and finds itself tied for 13th place at the Betsy Rawls Invitational at The University of Texas Golf Club.
Grand jury indicts 3 officers in shooting
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A5
Three of the five policemen whose 50-bullet barrage killed an unarmed man on his wedding day were indicted Friday in a case that heightened racial tensions and renewed allegations that the city’s officers are too fast on the trigger.
KU worker salaries up in the air
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B8
While they are state workers, Kansas University employees wouldn’t be affected by a House Republican proposal to restructure state employee pay.
Many of our military wounded have been treated disgracefully and immediate improvements are in order.
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B6
The United States is not alone in its shabby and disgraceful treatment of some wounded military people needing special care - and fully deserving of the best there can be. The Observer in London has noted poor handling of cases of British forces from Iraq. The Observer’s reaction provides a carbon copy of how Americans feel about the Walter Reed debacle on this side of the Atlantic Ocean.
Ballweg leaving KU
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C3
Lindsay Ballweg, one of seven members of last year’s touted Kansas University women’s basketball recruiting class, is leaving the program. KU coach Bonnie Henrickson said Friday that Ballweg, a 5-foot-10 guard from Overland Park Aquinas High, had been granted a release and plans to transfer to another school.
Durant’s first NCAA game not his last
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C4
Kevin Durant had reason to be nervous. It was his first NCAA Tournament game - and possibly his last. At least that’s how it looked until Texas took control against New Mexico State, thanks in part to their star freshman.
Caremark shareholders OK acquisition by CVS
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B4
Caremark shareholders approved a $26.5 billion acquisition by CVS on Friday, creating one of the largest competitors in the prescription drug industry, the company said.
Mediate up by 3 at Bay Hill
Woods follows first-round 64 with 73
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C2
Imagine how Rocco Mediate felt the first time he met Arnold Palmer on a golf course. He was 19 when friends secretly arranged a golf game at Latrobe, and the kid was so overcome by seeing the King that he nearly turned and ran.
Increase in inflation exceeds expectations
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B4
Consumers paid more for energy, food and a host of other items in February as a sluggish economy failed to extinguish inflation pressures. But in a hopeful sign for growth, factory output posted a better-than-expected increase.
Rush: UK has solid defense
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C8
Kansas University will meet Kentucky in a second-round clash at 4 p.m. Sunday at the United Center. The Wildcats beat Villanova, 67-58, in Friday’s late game.
Chiefs, DT Edwards agree
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C2
The Kansas City Chiefs filled part of their hole at defensive tackle Friday, agreeing to re-sign Ron Edwards to a four-year deal. The deal reporedly was worth between $7 million and $8 million over the four years.
Spirit looms large at KU pep rally
Jayhawk fans have lofty ambitions for team in tournament
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A6
Kansas University is conducting its pep rallies outdoors, in the shadows of the 100-story John Hancock Center. The setting couldn’t be more appropriate, to hear Cory Kelly and his fellow KU students tell it.
Winthrop dances past Irish
Eagles win first tournament game on seventh try
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C4
When Craig Bradshaw arrived at tiny Winthrop four years ago, fellow freshman Torrell Martin told his New Zealander teammate he needed a lesson. On how to dance.
First gay couple wed under civil union law
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A8
An economist and a journalist became the first couple united under Mexico City’s new gay civil union law, kissing while an orchestra played “Besame Mucho” and police cordoned off streets around a white wedding tent filled with guests.
Inquest: U.S. attack on British was criminal
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A9
A British coroner ruled Friday that an attack by two American pilots that killed a British soldier in Iraq was a criminal assault, contradicting a U.S. finding that the incident captured in a cockpit video was a tragic accident.
Giants have good vibe
Bonds, Benitez playing well as Opening Day beckons
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C9
With Barry Bonds hitting homers and a healthy Armando Benitez throwing strikes, the San Francisco Giants are starting to get excited about the season.
Combat aviation unit will deploy to Iraq early
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A9
The Army said Friday that some 2,600 soldiers from a combat aviation unit will go to Iraq ahead of schedule, part of the support troops the Pentagon says are needed.
Arsonist gets 12 terms for hotel fire deaths
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A5
A woman who set a devastating hotel fire was sentenced to 12 consecutive life prison terms Friday, one for each person killed in the blaze.
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B4
Driver’s condition fair after accident on I-70
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
A 49-year-old Lawrence woman was in fair condition Friday evening at Kansas University Medical Center after a one-car accident on the Kansas Turnpike.
5th Grader’ a learning experience
Fox show proves elementary questions aren’t always easy
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A2
How tough could this be? That’s what Fox reality show guru Mike Darnell thought when the people pitching “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” asked him to answer six questions they would use on the game.
KU student arrested for attempted rape
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B2
A Kansas University student was arrested Thursday on suspicion of attempted rape at a residence hall on campus.
Suspect charged after White House fence climb
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A5
The Secret Service on Friday arrested a man it said had scaled a White House fence with a package and falsely claimed he had a bomb. The incident led to a security lockdown around the White House for more than three hours.
Israel plans boycott of Palestinian coalition
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A8
Israeli leaders criticized the new Palestinian unity government Friday, charging that the Hamas-Fatah coalition did not meet international conditions, including recognizing the Jewish state’s right to exist.
Wal-Mart drops bid for banking license
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B4
Stymied by a phalanx of opponents from big banks to unions and dogged by conflicting messages about its intentions, Wal-Mart withdrew a bid for a banking license Friday and said it would find other ways to serve customers’ financial needs.
President: Sanctions won’t halt nuclear effort
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A8
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad insisted Friday that new sanctions won’t force Iran to give up its right to enrich uranium, and he blasted the U.N. Security Council as an instrument used by “bullying” Western nations against Tehran.
A.G. accuses colleges, lenders of gouging
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A5
New York’s attorney general has accused colleges across the country of taking kickbacks from student loan companies and reaping other benefits while making it harder for students to get better deals on their loans.
Faith briefs
March 17, 2007 in print edition on D8
Judge’s ouster rattles Musharraf’s leadership
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A8
Police battled protesters and stormed a television news channel Friday as the ouster of the top judge pushed Pakistan toward a political crisis that could threaten President Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s hold on power.
Gunmen try to kidnap U.N. leader in Gaza
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A8
Three masked Palestinian gunmen opened fire Friday on a vehicle carrying the chief of the U.N. refugee mission in Gaza and tried to kidnap him, the U.N. official said.
Arson suspect charged in 13 additional fires
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A4
The man accused of setting a blaze that killed five firefighters last fall is being charged with additional counts linking him to 13 other fires, authorities said Friday.
Soldier found guilty of negligent homicide
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
A military panel found a 101st Airborne soldier guilty of three counts of negligent homicide but not guilty of premeditated murder in the deaths of three Iraqi detainees.
Development bank forgives 5 nations debt
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A8
The Inter-American Development Bank announced Friday it would forgive $4.4 billion in debt owed by five of the poorest countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Gates: Iraq deadline not in best interest of U.S.
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
Any effort to legislate a deadline for U.S. withdrawal from Iraq will “make it difficult if not impossible” for military commanders to do their mission, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday.
Don’t let hot liquids make you feel the burn
March 17, 2007 in print edition on D1
Everyone loves a nice, warm bath or shower. Just make sure it’s not too warm; when warm becomes too hot, the water can pose a serious risk to both adults and small children.
Wells chosen for Hall
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C3
Former Lawrence High volleyball coach Joan Wells is among 12 individuals selected for the Indianapolis-based National Federation of State High School Associations Hall of Fame.
Chiquita admissions spur extradition calls
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A8
Outraged Colombians called Friday for the United States to extradite American banana executives after the Cincinnati-based fruit giant Chiquita acknowledged paying money for protection to illegal groups that carried out killings.
Study: CPR chest presses more vital
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
Chest compression - not mouth-to-mouth resuscitation - seems to be the key in helping someone recover from cardiac arrest, according to new research that further bolsters advice from heart experts.
Lawrence Datebook
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B2
St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 1 p.m. downtown Lawrence…
God and money
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: In response to Dot Beckner’s letter published March 13, I would like to point out that the omission of the motto “In God We Trust” from the dollar coins was a minting error limited to about 50,000 coins, not a deliberate omission by liberals.
Hokies rally past Illinois
Illini’s Weber denied chance to face former team, Southern Illinois
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C5
Virginia Tech waited 11 years to get back to the NCAA Tournament. Then it took the Hokies more than 39 minutes to find a way to stick around.
Celebrating Patrick
Life of storied saint just as interesting as widely held myths
March 17, 2007
Today, while drinking your green beer and eating your corned beef, be sure to take a moment to remember the man behind the green holiday. You know, the REAL St. Patrick - the one who drove the snakes out of Ireland, who fought the Druids and who used a shamrock to teach about the holy trinity.
Reports of deaths lead to pet food recall
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
A major manufacturer of dog and cat food sold under Wal-Mart, Safeway, Kroger and other store brands recalled 60 million containers of wet pet food Friday after reports of kidney failure and deaths.
Premier: World should not fear China’s military rise
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A8
Premier Wen Jiabao promised Friday to make China’s authoritarian political system more accountable to the people and sought to allay concerns about the country’s rising military power.
Protection One boosts revenue
Fourth-quarter figures rise for Lawrence firm
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B4
Protection One Inc., a Lawrence-based company that provides monitored-security services, reported Friday that it had recorded an increase in revenues for the fourth quarter, including a boost in its recurring monthly revenues.
Officials seize $206M in suspected drug funds
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A8
Federal agents seized $206 million believed to be tied to the methamphetamine trade and detained seven people at a luxury home in one of Mexico City’s most upscale neighborhoods, officials said Friday.
Death penalty sought in serial killing case
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
A prosecutor said Friday he will seek the death penalty against a man accused of being the Baseline Killer, a serial predator who terrorized residents here for more than a year.
Sprint Nextel tests unlimited cell calls
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B4
Sprint Nextel is testing a novel cellular plan in the San Francisco Bay area that features unlimited call time, text messages and Internet access on a mobile phone for $120 a month.
Sterling defense backs Seattle starter
Batista solid in four innings
March 17, 2007 in print edition on C3
Miguel Batista loves the way Seattle’s infielders are playing defense behind him.
Juror in photographer’s death trial replaced
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A7
Jurors deciding whether a man wrongly imprisoned for rape later murdered a photographer had to start over Friday after the judge replaced a member of the panel who had a family emergency.
Oklahoma man treated for stab wound
March 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
A 54-year-old Maud, Okla., man told Lawrence police he was stabbed Wednesday night as he walked in the downtown area.
GOP support for Gonzales erodes
White House cites ‘hazy memories’ about attorney firings
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
The White House dropped its contention Friday that former Counsel Harriet Miers first raised the idea of firing U.S. attorneys, blaming “hazy memories” as e-mails shed new light on Karl Rove’s role. Support eroded further for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
CIA agent shed little light in leak case
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
Valerie Plame put a glamorous face and a personal story to Democrats’ criticism of the Bush administration Friday, telling a House committee that White House and State Department officials “carelessly and recklessly” blew her CIA cover in a politically motivated smear of her husband.
People in the news
March 17, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Regis doing well after heart bypass surgery, co-host says ¢ ‘Survivor’ winner Hatch says prison life ‘horrendous’ ¢ Internet sites spread false rumor of Sinbad’s death ¢ Burnett files $2M suit for ‘Family Guy’ cleaning woman