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Two suicide bombers set off blasts, dozens of casualties
December 1, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 5:44 p.m.) Two suicide bombers detonated nail-studded explosives in a downtown Jerusalem pedestrian mall crowded with young weekend revelers Saturday. The blasts killed the assailants and six bystanders and wounded 150 people.
Mangino withdraws from Kansas search
December 1, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 11:46 a.m.) Oklahoma offensive coordinator Mark Mangino is withdrawing from Kansas’ search for a head coach. Mangino said Saturday he is flattered Kansas was interested in him, but that he doesn’t want to be considered.
Strong showing in the desert: KU 105, AZ 97
December 1, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 4:02 p.m.) Foul trouble—Kansas foul trouble. That’s what kept Arizona in the game, and let them come back from as many as 16 points in the second half to pull within four points with 3:43 remaining. However, that was when coach Roy Williams put all five starters back in. Nick Collison and Aaron Miles eventually fouled out, but Kansas held off the Wildcats down the stretch to seal the victory.
Bush officials exploring ways to make extradition more palatable for European nations
December 1, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 1:09 p.m.) In select cases, the Bush administration is considering making concessions on both the death penalty and the use of military tribunals to gain custody of suspected terrorists held in Europe, a senior U.S. official said.
Italy arrests Egyptian considered major European link to al-Qaida
December 1, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 1:12 p.m.) Italian authorities have arrested an Egyptian man said to be a key member of a European Islamic network that helped militants reach Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida training camps, officials said Saturday.
Peter MacFarlane
December 1, 2001
Memorial services for Peter MacFarlane, 86, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. MacFarlane died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Corrections
December 1, 2001
A brief in Friday’s Journal-World gave an incorrect day for the Lawrence High School Marching Lions Prism concert. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. and at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 11 in the LHS auditorium.
Pet Post
December 1, 2001
   
Late steal lifts Jayhawks in tourney opener
December 1, 2001
By Doug Pacey It wasn’t for a championship. It wasn’t an elimination tournament game. Heck, it wasn’t even a conference matchup. But there was Selena Scott, riding on the shoulders of teammates Nikki White, Keila Beachem, Brandi McGinest and Leila Mengc off the court Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Focus on terror detracts from other prosecutions
December 1, 2001
Federal agents recommended 76 percent fewer criminal cases for prosecution in the weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, a computer analysis of Justice Department records shows, in a sign of one cost of the war on terrorism.
Football victories can spur gifts to universities
December 1, 2001
It’s no secret that the University of Colorado’s upset football victory over No. 2 Nebraska that launched CU into today’s Big 12 championship game will help the team’s recruiting. More subtle is how success on the field leads to fund raising off the field.
The palls of ivy
December 1, 2001
Journal-World Editorial What’s with Harvard’s apparent grade inflation tendency? What’s going on in the hallowed ivy-covered walls of Harvard University, noted for its production of outstanding educational experiences? Has grade inflation hit some prestige schools again, and if so, for what reason?
Army-Navy game means more this year
December 1, 2001
They sense the rebirth of patriotism in the country, embrace the tradition of the rivalry and understand the added significance of this game. Now they just want to play football.
Top-ranked Ottawa girls pound Piper; Baldwin rolls
December 1, 2001
Ottawa High, ranked No. 1 in Class 4A, had a few first-game jitters but lost them quickly in a season-opening 94-38 girls basketball romp over Kansas City Piper on Friday.
Briefcase
December 1, 2001
Patriotic M&Ms to sweeten Sept. 11 relief efforts Bankruptcy: Judge clears way for closing of AtHome Internet service Economy: Third quarter GDP weakest in a decade Development: Wichita mayor says facility will boost city’s downtown Federal reserve: Greenspan credits dollar’s strength to productivity
Lorraine H. Pederson
December 1, 2001
Military news
December 1, 2001
4-H news
December 1, 2001
Engagements
December 1, 2001
Society Calendar
December 1, 2001
Sunday The Celiac Sprue Association of the Greater Kansas City area, 2 p.m., St. Joseph’s Medical Center Education Center, Interstate 435 and State Line Road. For more information, call Pat Walker at (816) 220-1317.
6Sports video report: KU men excited to play Arizona
December 1, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the KU men’s basketball game against Arizona.
Around and about
December 1, 2001
Focus on terror detracts from other prosecutions
December 1, 2001
Federal agents recommended 76 percent fewer criminal cases for prosecution in the weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, a computer analysis of Justice Department records shows, in a sign of one cost of the war on terrorism.
Harrison’s gift to music world transcended Fabulous Four
December 1, 2001
Though he was part of pop music’s most storied group, George Harrison formed significant and memorable partnerships with other musicians, including Ravi Shankar, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton.
Hindsight raises questions about past U.S. policy toward Iraq
December 1, 2001
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. In 1998, United Nations inspectors were kicked out of Iraq by Saddam Hussein after they tried to inspect various sites where they suspected weapons of mass destruction were being built or developed.
Top-ranked Ottawa girls pound Piper
December 1, 2001
Ottawa High, ranked No. 1 in Class 4A, had a few first-game jitters but lost them quickly in a season-opening 94-38 girls basketball romp over Kansas City Piper on Friday.
Baldwin High School honors
December 1, 2001
Baldwin High School announces students who made the first quarter honor roll. The students are: Seniors
NBA Roundup: LaFrentz fuels Nuggets, ignores trade rumors
December 1, 2001
Raef LaFrentz has his own way of dealing with trade rumors he’s involved in. He ignores them. Despite talk of a trade, LaFrentz made two free throws in the last six seconds and had 26 points and 15 rebounds as the Denver Nuggets ended a four-game losing streak with a 96-93 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.
6Sports video report: KU women win in close game
December 1, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the KU women’s basketball game against the Alabama State Lady Hornets.
Preventing terrorism is key
December 1, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe The autumn war now enters a new phase. With Marines on the ground in Afghanistan, with the Taliban in flight and with al-Qaida in range if not exactly in America’s crosshairs, the war on terrorism has reached a perilous intersection.
Some attackers had ag background
December 1, 2001
Some terrorists involved in the Sept. 11 attacks had agricultural backgrounds, so it is likely their interest in crop dusters was aimed at destroying U.S. crops rather than infecting people, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts said Friday.
A contrast in corporate ethics
December 1, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Texans regularly brag about Texas. Sometimes they so exaggerate their home state’s alleged virtues that independent observers argue that Texans have little regard for the truth. That is unfair.
Briefly
December 1, 2001
Washington: Cheney: Military tribunal possible for al-Qaida Captive Washington: Supreme Court makes special exception for anthrax delays Oregon: Statestands alone in refusal to question foreign visitors
Police request video system to aid in investigations
December 1, 2001
By Joel Mathis When Zarco 66 gasoline station was robbed Thursday night, Lawrence Police went looking for security cameras at and near the scene, hoping a critical piece of evidence had been caught on tape.
Schools may add tuition breaks
Admissions director says University of Missouri’s plan won’t affect KU
December 1, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The Kansas University official who oversees student recruiting says KU can continue to attract students from metropolitan Kansas City, even if those students are given tuition breaks in Missouri.
Sign of change brews
Starbucks’ arrival this month stirs emotions
December 1, 2001
By Mark Fagan Another page is turning in downtown’s 147-year history book, and Lawrence merchant Pat Kehde is among those wondering how the story will end. This time the protagonist is Starbucks Coffee, the world’s largest chain of coffee stores.
Anniversary
December 1, 2001
Carolyn Sue Rogers
December 1, 2001
Eudora Services for Carolyn Sue Rogers, 58, Eudora, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Rogers died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Horoscopes
December 1, 2001
Local briefs
December 1, 2001
Community gearing up for today’s Christmas parade Hundreds of people will gather on Massachusetts Street for today’s annual Christmas Parade. Above, Van Bolinger, Cheney, strung up a top for a covered wagon Friday afternoon at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, where many wagons and horses were being prepared for the parade. The Eldridge Hotel Old Fashioned Christmas Parade starts at 11 a.m. and follows Massachusetts Street from Sixth Street to 11th Street. Rob Phillips, founder of the parade and owner of the Eldridge, said there could be as many as 124 entries in the ninth annual parade. He said several of the entries plan to have their vehicles and horses adorned with patriotic colors or carry flags because of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard from Fort Riley will lead the parade, and Phillips will be at the end in his white carriage with Santa. __________________________ Crime: DeSoto resident threatens woman, children at gunpoint A DeSoto man was charged Friday with holding a Lawrence woman and her children at gunpoint. Thomas Claycamp, 36, was arrested by Lawrence Police shortly after 11:30 p.m. Thursday after officers responded to a residence in the 700 block of Locust Street. A 48-year-old woman told officers that Claycamp, an acquaintance of hers, forced open the door to her home and threatened her with a rifle. With the woman were her children, a 9-month-old girl, a 16-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl, police said. Claycamp then reportedly left but returned while officers were still at the scene, police said. They arrested him. Claycamp was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, and one count each of making a criminal threat and criminal damage to property. He also was charged with driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license. His next court appearance will be 2 p.m. Monday. In addition, police learned that Claycamp was wanted in Jackson County, Mo., for possession of a controlled substance. Claycamp was being held in the Douglas County Jail on $50,000 bond Friday night. __________________________ Investigation continues into convenience store heist Lawrence Police continue to seek the man who Thursday night robbed the Zarco 66 gasoline station and convenience store, 1500 E. 23rd St. About 11:15 p.m. a man with blond hair and a beard walked into the store, pulled a knife and demanded money from an 18-year-old female employee at the cash register, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. The clerk complied. The suspect then fled. Two customers were in the store when the robber came in and another customer was outside pumping gas, Pattrick said. No one was injured in the robbery. The suspect was described as a white man, 35 to 40 years old, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, and weighing about 200 pounds. Anyone with information that would help police find the suspect is asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline, 843-TIPS (8477), and callers remain anonymous. Calls also can be taken by police directly at 832-7525. __________________________ World AIDS Day aims to increase awareness The 14th World AIDS Day, with the theme “I Care, Do You? Youth and AIDS in the 21st Century” will be observed today. The purpose of World AIDS Day is to increase awareness of HIV and AIDS globally, in the United States and in Kansas. Half the people newly infected with HIV in the United States are less than 25 years old, and an estimated 250,000 young Americans are unaware that they are infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC estimates that 40,000 new infections are occurring each year in the United States. As of 2000, 36.1 million people worldwide were estimated to be living with HIV or AIDS, and 21.8 million have died from AIDS. For more information, contact the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at (785) 296-6173 or search local resources at www.kdhe.state.ks.us/hiv-std.
Army-Navy game means more this year
December 1, 2001
They sense the rebirth of patriotism in the country, embrace the tradition of the rivalry and understand the added significance of this game. Now they just want to play football.
survivors now number two
December 1, 2001
Paul McCartney called him “my baby brother.” A fan thought him “quiet and nice and powerful.” Musicians and music lovers on Friday mourned the death of George Harrison, the “quiet Beatle” who fit in famously, if not always happily, alongside his more colorful bandmates.
The palls of ivy
December 1, 2001
Journal-World Editorial What’s with Harvard’s apparent grade inflation tendency? What’s going on in the hallowed ivy-covered walls of Harvard University, noted for its production of outstanding educational experiences? Has grade inflation hit some prestige schools again, and if so, for what reason?
Enron fall renews regulation debate
December 1, 2001
The debacle at Enron Corp. is shaking up the debate on Wall Street and in Washington about just how freely energy markets should operate. When blackouts rolled through California last year, advocates of stricter government oversight accused energy traders of manipulating prices at the expense of consumers.
Local briefs
December 1, 2001
Community gearing up for today’s Christmas parade Hundreds of people will gather on Massachusetts Street for today’s annual Christmas Parade. Above, Van Bolinger, Cheney, strung up a top for a covered wagon Friday afternoon at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, where many wagons and horses were being prepared for the parade. The Eldridge Hotel Old Fashioned Christmas Parade starts at 11 a.m. and follows Massachusetts Street from Sixth Street to 11th Street. Rob Phillips, founder of the parade and owner of the Eldridge, said there could be as many as 124 entries in the ninth annual parade. He said several of the entries plan to have their vehicles and horses adorned with patriotic colors or carry flags because of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard from Fort Riley will lead the parade, and Phillips will be at the end in his white carriage with Santa. __________________________ Crime: DeSoto resident threatens woman, children at gunpoint A DeSoto man was charged Friday with holding a Lawrence woman and her children at gunpoint. Thomas Claycamp, 36, was arrested by Lawrence Police shortly after 11:30 p.m. Thursday after officers responded to a residence in the 700 block of Locust Street. A 48-year-old woman told officers that Claycamp, an acquaintance of hers, forced open the door to her home and threatened her with a rifle. With the woman were her children, a 9-month-old girl, a 16-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl, police said. Claycamp then reportedly left but returned while officers were still at the scene, police said. They arrested him. Claycamp was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, and one count each of making a criminal threat and criminal damage to property. He also was charged with driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license. His next court appearance will be 2 p.m. Monday. In addition, police learned that Claycamp was wanted in Jackson County, Mo., for possession of a controlled substance. Claycamp was being held in the Douglas County Jail on $50,000 bond Friday night. __________________________ Investigation continues into convenience store heist Lawrence Police continue to seek the man who Thursday night robbed the Zarco 66 gasoline station and convenience store, 1500 E. 23rd St. About 11:15 p.m. a man with blond hair and a beard walked into the store, pulled a knife and demanded money from an 18-year-old female employee at the cash register, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. The clerk complied. The suspect then fled. Two customers were in the store when the robber came in and another customer was outside pumping gas, Pattrick said. No one was injured in the robbery. The suspect was described as a white man, 35 to 40 years old, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, and weighing about 200 pounds. Anyone with information that would help police find the suspect is asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline, 843-TIPS (8477), and callers remain anonymous. Calls also can be taken by police directly at 832-7525. __________________________ World AIDS Day aims to increase awareness The 14th World AIDS Day, with the theme “I Care, Do You? Youth and AIDS in the 21st Century” will be observed today. The purpose of World AIDS Day is to increase awareness of HIV and AIDS globally, in the United States and in Kansas. Half the people newly infected with HIV in the United States are less than 25 years old, and an estimated 250,000 young Americans are unaware that they are infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC estimates that 40,000 new infections are occurring each year in the United States. As of 2000, 36.1 million people worldwide were estimated to be living with HIV or AIDS, and 21.8 million have died from AIDS. For more information, contact the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at (785) 296-6173 or search local resources at www.kdhe.state.ks.us/hiv-std.
Military news
December 1, 2001
Army National Guard Pfc. McKabe C. O’Neal has graduated from basic combat military training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. During training, O’Neal received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history and traditions.
Weddings
December 1, 2001
Booth-Meyers Becca Booth and Chad Meyers, both of Lawrence, were married Sept. 1, 2001, at Circle S Ranch near Lawrence with Lew Hinshaw officiating.
s bomb disarmers do more than snip wires
December 1, 2001
When it comes to disarming a bomb, there’s more to it than just snipping a red wire a whole lot more. Just ask those at the 774th Ordnance Company (EOD), quietly tucked away in a small corner of this 100,000-acre Army post.
Jayhawks will have to pony up plenty for new regime
December 1, 2001
By Bill Mayer My financial expertise and a quarter will get you a cup of coffee at one of our Journal-World vending machines. But a minimum figure of at least $3 million keeps floating around in my head as far as setting up a new Kansas University football operation.
Firebirds effective inside and out in season-opening bashing of Blues
December 1, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High’s shot chart looked fine and dandy following Friday night’s season opener against Topeka Washburn Rural. The Firebirds scored down low with junior Keith Wooden and beyond the arc with junior Neil Dougherty and senior Andron Cruse en route to an 83-67 victory over the Junior Blues in the FSHS gym.
s Christmas parade kicks off a weekend of holiday fun
December 1, 2001
While the weather outside might be snippy, there’s no reason to let that put a chill on your weekend fun. Take a little time out from your shopping today and Sunday to enjoy the annual Christmas parades or to attend a play or the ballet.
Creche exhibit reminds viewers of the real meaning of Christmas
December 1, 2001
By Jan Biles Each holiday season, Centenary United Methodist Church turns a room on its second floor into an area to display the real images of Christmas. More than 200 creches scenes with baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the Wise Men, angels and typically such animals as a donkey, cattle and camels will be displayed this month during the church’s annual Festival of the Nativities.
Ex-Axis powers recast roles
December 1, 2001
Flying the Rising Sun flag, a destroyer, a minesweeper and a supply ship left Japanese naval bases Sunday headed for the Indian Ocean. Twenty-four hours later, a German reconnaissance unit left its home base to help plan patrols that German warships will conduct on seas between the Arabian Peninsula and East Africa.
volunteers
December 1, 2001
Agency: Trinity Respite Care Address: 2201 W. 25th Street
Lehman A. Shrable
December 1, 2001
Services for Lehman A. Shrable, 74, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Washington Creek Cemetery, southwest Douglas County. Mr. Shrable died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
6News video report: New surveillance equipment in the works for the Lawrence PD
December 1, 2001
Marta Costello reports on new surveillance equipment sought by the Lawrence Police Department.
Sound off
December 1, 2001
Q: Who can I contact about a child support prosecutor who has a personal grudge against people? A: It depends on who’s handling your case. If it’s the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, you should call your area SRS office and ask to speak to the supervisor in charge of child support enforcement. If your case is in Douglas or Franklin County, call Carla Nakata, 832-3840.
s videotaped confession stands, appeals court rules
December 1, 2001
By Joel Mathis The videotaped murder confession used to convict a then-14-year-old Franklin County youth was upheld by a federal appeals court Thursday, allowing his waiver of Miranda rights to stand despite his mother’s efforts to invoke them.
Crop artist creates Topeka mural
December 1, 2001
By Mindie Paget Lawrence artist Stan Herd has grown accustomed to carving massive works of crop art into fields. But he turned the tables a bit for his most recent piece. Pastures and scenic landscapes, usually his canvas, became the subject matter in a mural Herd painted that captures the hills, plains, plants and rock formations of his native Kansas.
Eastwood named parks commissioner
December 1, 2001
Thinking about skipping out on your camping fees? From now on ask yourself: Do you feel lucky, punk? Dirty Harry is a parks commissioner. California Gov. Gray Davis on Friday named actor Clint Eastwood to the California Parks and Recreation Commission.
Two suicide bombers set off blasts, dozens of casualties
December 1, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 5:44 p.m.) Two suicide bombers detonated nail-studded explosives in a downtown Jerusalem pedestrian mall crowded with young weekend revelers Saturday. The blasts killed the assailants and six bystanders and wounded 150 people.
Police request video system to aid in investigations
December 1, 2001
By Joel Mathis When Zarco 66 gasoline station was robbed Thursday night, Lawrence Police went looking for security cameras at and near the scene, hoping a critical piece of evidence had been caught on tape.
arrival this month stirs emotions
December 1, 2001
By Mark Fagan Another page is turning in downtown’s 147-year history book, and Lawrence merchant Pat Kehde is among those wondering how the story will end. This time the protagonist is Starbucks Coffee, the world’s largest chain of coffee stores.
t affect KU
December 1, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The Kansas University official who oversees student recruiting says KU can continue to attract students from metropolitan Kansas City, even if those students are given tuition breaks in Missouri.
Coffee may cause osteoporosis
December 1, 2001
My parents have always been big coffee drinkers. There’s a pot on almost all day long, and they probably drink four or five cups a day each.
Afghan talks hit critical impasse
December 1, 2001
Talks on Afghanistan’s political future deadlocked Friday after the northern alliance leader in Kabul insisted an interim administration be elected and objected to plans for international peacekeepers.
Authorities arrest suspect in Green River serial killings
December 1, 2001
A man was arrested Friday in connection with the slayings of four women whose deaths were believed to be part of the nation’s worst unsolved serial killer sprees. Police had blamed the four women’s deaths on the so-called Green River Killer, who authorities have said was responsible for the slayings of 49 women in the Pacific Northwest.
s death
December 1, 2001
A former sheriff was arrested Friday in the assassination last December of his successor, who was gunned down in his driveway before he could make good on a campaign promise to clean up corruption.
Army’s bomb disarmers do more than snip wires
December 1, 2001
When it comes to disarming a bomb, there’s more to it than just snipping a red wire a whole lot more. Just ask those at the 774th Ordnance Company (EOD), quietly tucked away in a small corner of this 100,000-acre Army post.
Druggist allegedly had family destroy evidence
December 1, 2001
The millionaire pharmacist who allegedly diluted cancer drugs to boost profits called family members from jail and asked them to destroy evidence, the government claims. Robert R. Courtney has pleaded innocent to 20 federal counts of tampering, adulterating and misbranding two chemotherapy drugs delivered to a Kansas City oncologist.
Israel occupies in wake of latest violence
December 1, 2001
Responding to the latest suicide bombing, the Israeli military on Friday occupied Palestinian-controlled land on the outskirts of the West Bank cities of Jenin and Nablus, Israeli radio and a military source said.
Beatles fans pay last respects at Strawberry Fields
December 1, 2001
There was only one place for a New York Beatles fan to be on Friday Strawberry Fields in Central Park. The outdoor memorial created by John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono after his violent death in 1980 became a scene of peaceful remembrance as news spread that fellow band member George Harrison had died the day before.
Wall Street finishes higher at end of mixed week
December 1, 2001
Investors bid stocks mostly higher Friday, overcoming their disappointment over two weak economic readings and focusing once more on hopes for 2002. Technology dipped on profit-taking.
Mary Ann Evans Nugent
December 1, 2001
Afghan talks hit critical impasse
December 1, 2001
Talks on Afghanistan’s political future deadlocked Friday after the northern alliance leader in Kabul insisted an interim administration be elected and objected to plans for international peacekeepers.
Baldwin High School honors
December 1, 2001
Santa Fe Trail girls hammer Wellsville
December 1, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Brent Shaffer didn’t yell Friday night and he didn’t get mad either. Shaffer’s Wellsville High girls basketball players walked out of Santa Fe Trail’s locker room with their heads held high, as if they had won.
6News video report: New surveillance equipment in the works for the Lawrence PD
December 1, 2001
Marta Costello reports on new surveillance equipment sought by the Lawrence Police Department.
Trinity Respite seeks ‘Time Out’ volunteers
December 1, 2001
Santa’s helpers needed
December 1, 2001
Perhaps your kids are grown and you miss buying the latest toy for them, or perhaps you want your children to appreciate giving as much as getting.
Coffee may cause osteoporosis
December 1, 2001
My parents have always been big coffee drinkers. There’s a pot on almost all day long, and they probably drink four or five cups a day each.
Quick meals at the mall: Escape without damage
December 1, 2001
With the holiday shopping season upon us, hectic schedules, erratic meals and stress can make it hard to resist the many temptations of the food court. If you’re trying to maintain your weight this holiday season instead of adding the usual 6 unwanted pounds, eat-and-run tactics at the mall could sabotage your efforts.
Nativity scenes
Creche exhibit reminds viewers of the real meaning of Christmas
December 1, 2001
By Jan Biles Each holiday season, Centenary United Methodist Church turns a room on its second floor into an area to display the real images of Christmas. More than 200 creches scenes with baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the Wise Men, angels and typically such animals as a donkey, cattle and camels will be displayed this month during the church’s annual Festival of the Nativities.
Today’s Christmas parade kicks off a weekend of holiday fun
December 1, 2001
While the weather outside might be snippy, there’s no reason to let that put a chill on your weekend fun. Take a little time out from your shopping today and Sunday to enjoy the annual Christmas parades or to attend a play or the ballet.
Visuals aid therapy
Lawrence psychotherapist uses eye movement technique
December 1, 2001
By Jim Baker It used to be that Sara Wentz had to take a Valium before she’d get on a plane, her fear of flying was so bad. “It was panic time for me,” said Wentz, 41. “I was just a basket case.” In the days leading up to taking a flight, the Lawrence woman would experience panic attacks, nervousness and interrupted sleep.
Teen’s videotaped confession stands, appeals court rules
December 1, 2001
By Joel Mathis The videotaped murder confession used to convict a then-14-year-old Franklin County youth was upheld by a federal appeals court Thursday, allowing his waiver of Miranda rights to stand despite his mother’s efforts to invoke them.
Great Scott! KU wins - Kansas Women 62, Alabama State 61
Late steal lifts Jayhawks in tourney opener
December 1, 2001
By Doug Pacey It wasn’t for a championship. It wasn’t an elimination tournament game. Heck, it wasn’t even a conference matchup. But there was Selena Scott, riding on the shoulders of teammates Nikki White, Keila Beachem, Brandi McGinest and Leila Meng the court Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Jayhawks’ Miles to get up-close look at Arizona
December 1, 2001
By Gary Bedore Talk about tough choices … Point guard deluxe Aaron Miles narrowed his college candidates to two schools last fall Kansas and Arizona and spent some sleepless nights mulling the biggest decision of his young life.
Firebirds effective inside and out in season-opening bashing of Blues
December 1, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High’s shot chart looked fine and dandy following Friday night’s season opener against Topeka Washburn Rural. The Firebirds scored down low with junior Keith Wooden and beyond the arc with junior Neil Dougherty and senior Andron Cruse en route to an 83-67 victory over the Junior Blues in the FSHS gym.
6Sports video report: KU men excited to play Arizona
December 1, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the KU men’s basketball game against Arizona.
NBA Roundup: LaFrentz fuels Nuggets, ignores trade rumors
December 1, 2001
Raef LaFrentz has his own way of dealing with trade rumors he’s involved in. He ignores them. Despite talk of a trade, LaFrentz made two free throws in the last six seconds and had 26 points and 15 rebounds as the Denver Nuggets ended a four-game losing streak with a 96-93 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.
Ropin’
December 1, 2001
Matt Koch, 17, of Seneca practices with his rope in a barn at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Koch, in town for today’s Eldridge Hotel Old Fashioned Christmas Parade, was at the fairgrounds on Friday helping bring in stock and wagons for the parade.
December 1, 2001
Matt Koch, 17, of Seneca practices with his rope in a barn at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Koch, in town for today’s Eldridge Hotel Old Fashioned Christmas Parade, was at the fairgrounds on Friday helping bring in stock and wagons for the parade.
Firebirds return nine state qualifiers
December 1, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High wrestling coach Darrell Andrew has been looking forward to the 2001-02 season since he walked off the Kansas Coliseum mat following the Class 6A state meet in February.
Miles to get up-close look at Arizona
December 1, 2001
By Gary Bedore Talk about tough choices … Point guard deluxe Aaron Miles narrowed his college candidates to two schools last fall Kansas and Arizona and spent some sleepless nights mulling the biggest decision of his young life.
Santa Fe Trail girls hammer Wellsville
December 1, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Brent Shaffer didn’t yell Friday night and he didn’t get mad either. Shaffer’s Wellsville High girls basketball players walked out of Santa Fe Trail’s locker room with their heads held high, as if they had won.
Lawrence psychotherapist uses eye movement technique
December 1, 2001
By Jim Baker It used to be that Sara Wentz had to take a Valium before she’d get on a plane, her fear of flying was so bad. “It was panic time for me,” said Wentz, 41. “I was just a basket case.” In the days leading up to taking a flight, the Lawrence woman would experience panic attacks, nervousness and interrupted sleep.
Births
December 1, 2001
Eric and Jennifer Barton, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday. Steve and Jeny Bellavia, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday.
Enron fall renews regulation debate
December 1, 2001
The debacle at Enron Corp. is shaking up the debate on Wall Street and in Washington about just how freely energy markets should operate. When blackouts rolled through California last year, advocates of stricter government oversight accused energy traders of manipulating prices at the expense of consumers.
Hindsight raises questions about past U.S. policy toward Iraq
December 1, 2001
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. In 1998, United Nations inspectors were kicked out of Iraq by Saddam Hussein after they tried to inspect various sites where they suspected weapons of mass destruction were being built or developed.
Mangino withdraws from Kansas search
December 1, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 5:44 p.m.) Oklahoma offensive coordinator Mark Mangino is withdrawing from Kansas’ search for a head coach. Mangino said Saturday he is flattered Kansas was interested in him, but that he doesn’t want to be considered.
Top 25 Men: Ball State bombs Elon
December 1, 2001
Ball State coach Tim Buckley couldn’t believe his eyes Friday night. When the Cardinals came out for their home opener, there were more than 7,000 fans inside Worthen Arena, and Ball State gave its fans a show worth watching.
Talk about gingerbread
December 1, 2001
Dwarfed by a 3-foot-tall gingerbread house, from left, Gabe Langford, Tara Schram and John Noel ponder about the creation’s origins. Local chef Allen Blair spent 30 hours creating the house, which includes an interior rotating light. About 20 elaborate gingerbread houses will be auctioned at 8 p.m. today downstairs in the Eldridge Hotel to benefit Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of Douglas County. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20, which include drinks and food.
s gift to music world transcended Fabulous Four
December 1, 2001
Though he was part of pop music’s most storied group, George Harrison formed significant and memorable partnerships with other musicians, including Ravi Shankar, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton.
4-H news
December 1, 2001
Marla Metsker called the Nov. 12 meeting of the Lone Star 4-H Club to order. Tickets were given to members to attend the Bromelsick Christmas program on Dec. 1 at the Lied Center. It was announced that the club won a purple seal for the club record. Enrollment cards are due by the December meeting. Twenty-six people attended the club’s trip to the American Royal.
On the street
December 1, 2001
Do you use public transportation? Brenda McKee, KU student, Lawrence
World Briefs
December 1, 2001
Tokyo: Japan finds third case of mad cow disease India: Tainted liquor kills 27 Taiwan: Historic election slated Moscow: Another body found in wreckage of Kursk Latvia: New memorial marks Nazi killing field
Strong showing in the desert: KU 105, AZ 97
December 1, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 4:02 p.m.) Foul trouble—Kansas foul trouble. That’s what kept Arizona in the game, and let them come back from as many as 16 points in the second half to pull within four points with 3:43 remaining. However, that was when coach Roy Williams put all five starters back in. Nick Collison and Aaron Miles eventually fouled out, but Kansas held off the Wildcats down the stretch to seal the victory.
Scouting news
December 1, 2001
Cub Scout Pack 3051 Tiger Cubs, chartered to Pinckney School, visited Fire Station No. 1 on Nov. 14. The Cubs viewed the equipment and facilities as well as gained an understanding of how the department functioned.
Briefcase
December 1, 2001
Patriotic M&Ms to sweeten Sept. 11 relief efforts Bankruptcy: Judge clears way for closing of AtHome Internet service Economy: Third quarter GDP weakest in a decade Development: Wichita mayor says facility will boost city’s downtown Federal reserve: Greenspan credits dollar’s strength to productivity
Club news
December 1, 2001
Several members of the Lawrence Kiwanis Club were recently recognized by the Kiwanis International Legion of Honor for their longtime membership. Those receiving certificates and pins were: Larry Good, Phil Harrison, John Immel, Bob Newton, Don Schaake, John Stewart, 25 years; Cub Bear, Lew Llewellyn, Dean Milroy, Bill Myers, Tom Monninger, 30 years; Bob Bowline, Orvel Criqui, Bob Harrison, Dale Kearney, Bill Lienhard, Dick Moore, Wayne Osness, Don Whitaker, 35 years; Martin Jones, 40 years; Al Gallup, Phil Godwin, Hal Keltz, 45 years; Mel Huxtable, Charles Lacey, Russ Mosser, Harold Jones, 50 years; Russ Jensen, 55 years; and Jim Walsh, 58 years.
Peter MacFarlane
December 1, 2001
Weddings
December 1, 2001
Alliance closes in on Kandahar
December 1, 2001
Anti-Taliban tribesmen said they seized tanks and heavy weapons Friday from Taliban militiamen who gave up without a fight near the airport outside Kandahar. An American general said the battle will go on until the Taliban stronghold is a “free city.”
Connecticut anthrax mystery may be solved
December 1, 2001
Traces of anthrax were found on a letter in Connecticut for the first time Friday, prompting the governor to suggest the 94-year-old woman who died mysteriously of the disease last week might have gotten it from her mail after all.
Lorraine H. Pederson
December 1, 2001
Memorial services for Lorraine H. Pederson, 81, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Brandon Woods Retirement Community. Cremation is planned. Mrs. Pederson died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Rockets claim MAC championship
December 1, 2001
Marshall was all but sizing up its fifth Mid-American Conference championship ring when Toledo’s Chester Taylor got started. Taylor ran for 188 yards and two touchdowns as Toledo overcame an early 23-point deficit to beat No. 20 Marshall, 41-36, on Friday night in the MAC title game.
cases continued
December 1, 2001
Criminal cases against two Kansas University football players were continued again Friday, one in Lawrence Municipal Court and one in Douglas County District Court.
Top 25 Women: UConn cruises
December 1, 2001
Asjha Jones scored 19 points and Diana Taurasi had a career-high 12 assists to lead top-ranked Connecticut to a 103-69 victory over Ball State on Friday night.
Big 12 Men: OU rips Arkansas
December 1, 2001
Ebi Ere made 10 of his first 13 shots and Hollis Price canned a momentum-stopping three-pointer as Oklahoma beat Arkansas, 69-54, on Friday night. Ere, who finished with 29 points, had six points and Price had four during a 14-0 run that secured the victory.
Colorado, Texas ready for rematch in title game
December 1, 2001
While Texas-Colorado isn’t the rematch that was expected, this is the third straight year the Big 12 championship game involves two teams that played each other during the regular season.
Champion Gordon shares spotlight at racing gala
December 1, 2001
Jeff Gordon and the still-vibrant memory of Dale Earnhardt Sr. dominated Friday night’s NASCAR Awards. While Gordon was honored for his fourth Winston Cup championship and raked in a record payoff of $10,879,757, the sport gathered for a black tie gala that also was a tribute to Earnhardt, who died in a crash in the Daytona 500.
s Latimore still learning
December 1, 2001
By Gary Bedore Dennis Latimore is discovering it’s a big jump from Kansas Class 3A basketball to the Pacific-10 Conference. “Some of the dunks he used to make are now shot blocks,” Arizona coach Lute Olson said of the reality facing first-year UA forward Latimore, a 6-foot-8, 254-pounder out of Halstead High.
6Sports video report: KU women win in close game
December 1, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the KU women’s basketball game against the Alabama State Lady Hornets.
Sheepdog is world-class
December 1, 2001
By Jim Baker Dustin is a special little guy. The 5-year-old sable-and-white Shetland sheepdog, owned by Joan Meyer of Lawrence, is one of the top agility dogs in the United States.
Quick meals at the mall: Escape without damage
December 1, 2001
With the holiday shopping season upon us, hectic schedules, erratic meals and stress can make it hard to resist the many temptations of the food court. If you’re trying to maintain your weight this holiday season instead of adding the usual 6 unwanted pounds, eat-and-run tactics at the mall could sabotage your efforts.
s helpers needed
December 1, 2001
Perhaps your kids are grown and you miss buying the latest toy for them, or perhaps you want your children to appreciate giving as much as getting.
Hospice team marks 20 years of assistance
December 1, 2001
By Kim Hall For the last 20 years, Hospice Care in Douglas County has provided comfort and care to thousands of terminally ill patients in their final days of life. It’s a rewarding yet often emotional job for the team of volunteers, nurses, social workers and chaplains who dedicate their time to help the dying live what is left of their life to the fullest.
fears about overseas travel keep singers in U.S.
December 1, 2001
By Mindie Paget Concerns about international travel in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will keep the Lawrence Children’s Choir from taking a planned tour to England. The choir, made up of 74 boys and girls in grades five through nine, was planning to perform during March at St. Paul’s Cathedral and St. Martin-in-the-Fields, both in London.
Rebuilding countries helps win war on terrorism, speakers say
December 1, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn If the United States wants to improve relations with the Islamic world, it could start by becoming more committed to rebuilding countries and less committed to Israel, local experts opined Friday.
Bush officials exploring ways to make extradition more palatable for European nations
December 1, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 1:09 p.m.) In select cases, the Bush administration is considering making concessions on both the death penalty and the use of military tribunals to gain custody of suspected terrorists held in Europe, a senior U.S. official said.
Italy arrests Egyptian considered major European link to al-Qaida
December 1, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 1:12 p.m.) Italian authorities have arrested an Egyptian man said to be a key member of a European Islamic network that helped militants reach Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida training camps, officials said Saturday.
Recreation Calendar
December 1, 2001
Lawrence Bicycle Club Today Muffin ride departs at 8 a.m. from Broken Arrow Park, 31st and Louisiana streets, and heads to Lone Star Lake.
Briefly
December 1, 2001
Washington: Cheney: Military tribunal possible for al-Qaida Captive Washington: Supreme Court makes special exception for anthrax delays Oregon: Statestands alone in refusal to question foreign visitors
Mary Ann Evans Nugent
December 1, 2001
Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ann Evans Nugent, 74, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph, Mo. Mrs. Nugent died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Wall Street finishes higher at end of mixed week
December 1, 2001
Investors bid stocks mostly higher Friday, overcoming their disappointment over two weak economic readings and focusing once more on hopes for 2002. Technology dipped on profit-taking.
KU ensembles to perform patriotic selections
December 1, 2001
Kansas University’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble and University Band will perform a selection of patriotic music at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Lied Center. Guest conductor Col. John R. Bourgeois, former director of the U.S. Marine Band, will join KU music professor Tom Stidham in conducting the University Band.
Former Marine Band director to conduct KU bands
December 1, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Retired Col. John Bourgeois was in charge of music at the White House from 1979 to 1996. But the former director of the United States Marine Band has never seen as much emphasis on patriotic music as in the months since Sept. 11.
Economy, attacks quell holiday parties
December 1, 2001
Optika Inc. usually toasts the holidays with a banquet for employees and their spouses in a hotel ballroom, complete with a band, prime rib, fine drink and good cheer. This year, though, the party is off.
City, county collections stay ahead of 2000 pace
December 1, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn City and county officials say they feel like they have dodged the first bullet of a slowing economy. Both Lawrence and Douglas County officials learned Friday that sales tax revenues in the month after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks did not drop.
State budget cuts loom
December 1, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Facing a budget deficit, legislative leaders said Friday they will consider cutting current-year state spending as soon as the legislative session starts Jan. 14. “It is certainly on my list of things that need to be done,” said Senate President Dave Kerr, R-Hutchinson.
SLT history
December 1, 2001
To the editor: As spokesman for the Committee to Elect a True Amphibian, I must correct several omissions in your history of the South Lawrence Trafficway. I was surprised to see the J-W mention “Agnes T. Frog.” Her name has not appeared in the J-W since 1986. I never knew a newspaper to be so fearful of a frog.
Israel occupies in wake of latest violence
December 1, 2001
Responding to the latest suicide bombing, the Israeli military on Friday occupied Palestinian-controlled land on the outskirts of the West Bank cities of Jenin and Nablus, Israeli radio and a military source said.
Officials here like ruling
December 1, 2001
Local officials praised the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s ruling upholding an electric rate structure that allows Lawrence customers to pay less for energy than those in Wichita.
Special education plan axed
December 1, 2001
Lawmakers on Friday narrowly stripped from their education bill a proposal that would have guaranteed billions of dollars in federal money each year for disabled students. After nearly three hours of heated debate, the proposal won approval from a Senate education panel but lost 6-8 among a delegation of House members.
GOP national chairman resigns
December 1, 2001
Republican National Chairman Jim Gilmore resigned Friday, clearing the way for President Bush to install a new party head in advance of midterm 2002 elections, with control of Congress and three dozen statehouses at stake.
Artificial heart recipient dies after 151 days
December 1, 2001
Robert Tools, the first person to receive a fully self-contained artificial heart, died Friday of internal bleeding and organ failure after living with the device whirring in his chest for 151 days. He was 59.
Experts link patricide, child abuse
December 1, 2001
Gregory Scruggs used a revolver, Darryl Headbird a shotgun, Justin Trammell a crossbow. They are among scores of American adolescents convicted every year of killing their fathers.
Chiefs, Royals toss in $50 million for upgrading KC sports complex
December 1, 2001
Kansas City Chiefs and Royals owners pledged $50 million on Friday for a proposed Truman Sports Complex renovation that would also be financed with state and local money.
Druggist allegedly had family destroy evidence
December 1, 2001
The millionaire pharmacist who allegedly diluted cancer drugs to boost profits called family members from jail and asked them to destroy evidence, the government claims. Robert R. Courtney has pleaded innocent to 20 federal counts of tampering, adulterating and misbranding two chemotherapy drugs delivered to a Kansas City oncologist.
Agency upholds rate differences in state utilities
December 1, 2001
A federal agency has rejected efforts by Wichita officials to equalize electric rates paid by Western Resources Inc. customers in northeast and southeast Kansas. A lawyer for a coalition of cities served by Western’s KPL subsidiary called the ruling a victory for northeast Kansas ratepayers.
Prisoner cannot sue prison over property
December 1, 2001
A prisoner cannot sue the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth for mishandling his personal property, an appeals court has ruled. Timothy Hatten was transferred in 1995 from Leavenworth to a detention center in Miami that wouldn’t accept his personal property. The items were returned to Leavenworth.
Missourian arranged to meet teen-ager using the Internet
December 1, 2001
By Mike Belt A Hartville, Mo., man is headed to prison for having a sexual relationship with a teen-age Lawrence girl he met on the Internet three years ago. “You are a monster,” the girl, now 17, told 48-year-old Kevin Hall during sentencing Friday in Douglas County District Court. “I can’t make the scars go away.”
Wichitan eyed for federal post
December 1, 2001
A Wichita attorney and longtime friend of Sen. Sam Brownback is President Bush’s choice to be the top federal prosecutor in Kansas.
Top 25 Men: Ball State bombs Elon
December 1, 2001
Ball State coach Tim Buckley couldn’t believe his eyes Friday night. When the Cardinals came out for their home opener, there were more than 7,000 fans inside Worthen Arena, and Ball State gave its fans a show worth watching.
Engagements
December 1, 2001
Baskin-Shelton Robert and Carolyn Shelton, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Michael Jeffery Shelton, Bolivar, Mo., to Holly Noel Baskin, Lebanon, Mo., daughter of Doug and Sharon Baskin, Holiday Island, Ark.
Food at risk from terrorists, senator warns
Some attackers had ag background
December 1, 2001
Some terrorists involved in the Sept. 11 attacks had agricultural backgrounds, so it is likely their interest in crop dusters was aimed at destroying U.S. crops rather than infecting people, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts said Friday.
Ex-sheriff charged in successor’s death
December 1, 2001
A former sheriff was arrested Friday in the assassination last December of his successor, who was gunned down in his driveway before he could make good on a campaign promise to clean up corruption.
Wichitan eyed for federal post
December 1, 2001
A Wichita attorney and longtime friend of Sen. Sam Brownback is President Bush’s choice to be the top federal prosecutor in Kansas.
Fab Four’ survivors now number two
December 1, 2001
Paul McCartney called him “my baby brother.” A fan thought him “quiet and nice and powerful.” Musicians and music lovers on Friday mourned the death of George Harrison, the “quiet Beatle” who fit in famously, if not always happily, alongside his more colorful bandmates.
Crop artist creates Topeka mural
December 1, 2001
By Mindie Paget Lawrence artist Stan Herd has grown accustomed to carving massive works of crop art into fields. But he turned the tables a bit for his most recent piece. Pastures and scenic landscapes, usually his canvas, became the subject matter in a mural Herd painted that captures the hills, plains, plants and rock formations of his native Kansas.
Prison time ordered in sex crime
Missourian arranged to meet teen-ager using the Internet
December 1, 2001
By Mike Belt A Hartville, Mo., man is headed to prison for having a sexual relationship with a teen-age Lawrence girl he met on the Internet three years ago. “You are a monster,” the girl, now 17, told 48-year-old Kevin Hall during sentencing Friday in Douglas County District Court. “I can’t make the scars go away.”
Prisoner cannot sue prison over property
December 1, 2001
A prisoner cannot sue the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth for mishandling his personal property, an appeals court has ruled. Timothy Hatten was transferred in 1995 from Leavenworth to a detention center in Miami that wouldn’t accept his personal property. The items were returned to Leavenworth.
Agency upholds rate differences in state utilities
December 1, 2001
A federal agency has rejected efforts by Wichita officials to equalize electric rates paid by Western Resources Inc. customers in northeast and southeast Kansas. A lawyer for a coalition of cities served by Western’s KPL subsidiary called the ruling a victory for northeast Kansas ratepayers.
Officials here like ruling
December 1, 2001
Local officials praised the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s ruling upholding an electric rate structure that allows Lawrence customers to pay less for energy than those in Wichita.
Chiefs, Royals toss in $50 million for upgrading KC sports complex
December 1, 2001
Kansas City Chiefs and Royals owners pledged $50 million on Friday for a proposed Truman Sports Complex renovation that would also be financed with state and local money.
Experts link patricide, child abuse
December 1, 2001
Gregory Scruggs used a revolver, Darryl Headbird a shotgun, Justin Trammell a crossbow. They are among scores of American adolescents convicted every year of killing their fathers.
Artificial heart recipient dies after 151 days
December 1, 2001
Robert Tools, the first person to receive a fully self-contained artificial heart, died Friday of internal bleeding and organ failure after living with the device whirring in his chest for 151 days. He was 59.
Authorities arrest suspect in Green River serial killings
December 1, 2001
A man was arrested Friday in connection with the slayings of four women whose deaths were believed to be part of the nation’s worst unsolved serial killer sprees. Police had blamed the four women’s deaths on the so-called Green River Killer, who authorities have said was responsible for the slayings of 49 women in the Pacific Northwest.
Eastwood named parks commissioner
December 1, 2001
Thinking about skipping out on your camping fees? From now on ask yourself: Do you feel lucky, punk? Dirty Harry is a parks commissioner. California Gov. Gray Davis on Friday named actor Clint Eastwood to the California Parks and Recreation Commission.
Players’ cases continued
December 1, 2001
Criminal cases against two Kansas University football players were continued again Friday, one in Lawrence Municipal Court and one in Douglas County District Court.
GOP national chairman resigns
December 1, 2001
Republican National Chairman Jim Gilmore resigned Friday, clearing the way for President Bush to install a new party head in advance of midterm 2002 elections, with control of Congress and three dozen statehouses at stake.
Special education plan axed
December 1, 2001
Lawmakers on Friday narrowly stripped from their education bill a proposal that would have guaranteed billions of dollars in federal money each year for disabled students. After nearly three hours of heated debate, the proposal won approval from a Senate education panel but lost 6-8 among a delegation of House members.
Ex-Axis powers recast roles
December 1, 2001
Flying the Rising Sun flag, a destroyer, a minesweeper and a supply ship left Japanese naval bases Sunday headed for the Indian Ocean. Twenty-four hours later, a German reconnaissance unit left its home base to help plan patrols that German warships will conduct on seas between the Arabian Peninsula and East Africa.
Abridging liberties calls for caution
December 1, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Apparently, everybody’s worried about George Bush except you. “You” in the second-person plural sense of the word, that is. You, the American electorate. Media folks have pronounced themselves worried, as have civil libertarians and members of Congress from both parties. But you? You can barely stifle a yawn.
A contrast in corporate ethics
December 1, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Texans regularly brag about Texas. Sometimes they so exaggerate their home state’s alleged virtues that independent observers argue that Texans have little regard for the truth. That is unfair.
Rebuilding countries helps win war on terrorism, speakers say
December 1, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn If the United States wants to improve relations with the Islamic world, it could start by becoming more committed to rebuilding countries and less committed to Israel, local experts opined Friday.
Football victories can spur gifts to universities
December 1, 2001
It’s no secret that the University of Colorado’s upset football victory over No. 2 Nebraska that launched CU into today’s Big 12 championship game will help the team’s recruiting. More subtle is how success on the field leads to fund raising off the field.
Preventing terrorism is key
December 1, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe The autumn war now enters a new phase. With Marines on the ground in Afghanistan, with the Taliban in flight and with al-Qaida in range if not exactly in America’s crosshairs, the war on terrorism has reached a perilous intersection.
People
December 1, 2001
Bleeth admits cocaine possession Clinton accepts award for wife Banderas to receive Quinn honor
World Briefs
December 1, 2001
Tokyo: Japan finds third case of mad cow disease India: Tainted liquor kills 27 Taiwan: Historic election slated Moscow: Another body found in wreckage of Kursk Latvia: New memorial marks Nazi killing field
State budget cuts loom
December 1, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Facing a budget deficit, legislative leaders said Friday they will consider cutting current-year state spending as soon as the legislative session starts Jan. 14. “It is certainly on my list of things that need to be done,” said Senate President Dave Kerr, R-Hutchinson.
KU football bill: $3 mill
Jayhawks will have to pony up plenty for new regime
December 1, 2001
By Bill Mayer My financial expertise and a quarter will get you a cup of coffee at one of our Journal-World vending machines. But a minimum figure of at least $3 million keeps floating around in my head as far as setting up a new Kansas University football operation.
Firebirds return nine state qualifiers
December 1, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High wrestling coach Darrell Andrew has been looking forward to the 2001-02 season since he walked off the Kansas Coliseum mat following the Class 6A state meet in February.
Sales tax report buoys officials
City, county collections stay ahead of 2000 pace
December 1, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn City and county officials say they feel like they have dodged the first bullet of a slowing economy. Both Lawrence and Douglas County officials learned Friday that sales tax revenues in the month after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks did not drop.
Arizona’s Latimore still learning
December 1, 2001
By Gary Bedore Dennis Latimore is discovering it’s a big jump from Kansas Class 3A basketball to the Pacific-10 Conference. “Some of the dunks he used to make are now shot blocks,” Arizona coach Lute Olson said of the reality facing first-year UA forward Latimore, a 6-foot-8, 254-pounder out of Halstead High.
Former Marine Band director to conduct KU bands
December 1, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Retired Col. John Bourgeois was in charge of music at the White House from 1979 to 1996. But the former director of the United States Marine Band has never seen as much emphasis on patriotic music as in the months since Sept. 11.
NASCAR honors Earnhardt
Champion Gordon shares spotlight at racing gala
December 1, 2001
Jeff Gordon and the still-vibrant memory of Dale Earnhardt Sr. dominated Friday night’s NASCAR Awards. While Gordon was honored for his fourth Winston Cup championship and raked in a record payoff of $10,879,757, the sport gathered for a black tie gala that also was a tribute to Earnhardt, who died in a crash in the Daytona 500.
Youth choir cancels tour
Parents’ fears about overseas travel keep singers in U.S.
December 1, 2001
By Mindie Paget Concerns about international travel in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will keep the Lawrence Children’s Choir from taking a planned tour to England. The choir, made up of 74 boys and girls in grades five through nine, was planning to perform during March at St. Paul’s Cathedral and St. Martin-in-the-Fields, both in London.
Economy, attacks quell holiday parties
December 1, 2001
Optika Inc. usually toasts the holidays with a banquet for employees and their spouses in a hotel ballroom, complete with a band, prime rib, fine drink and good cheer. This year, though, the party is off.
Connecticut anthrax mystery may be solved
December 1, 2001
Traces of anthrax were found on a letter in Connecticut for the first time Friday, prompting the governor to suggest the 94-year-old woman who died mysteriously of the disease last week might have gotten it from her mail after all.
Hospice team marks 20 years of assistance
December 1, 2001
By Kim Hall For the last 20 years, Hospice Care in Douglas County has provided comfort and care to thousands of terminally ill patients in their final days of life. It’s a rewarding yet often emotional job for the team of volunteers, nurses, social workers and chaplains who dedicate their time to help the dying live what is left of their life to the fullest.
Colorado, Texas ready for rematch in title game
December 1, 2001
While Texas-Colorado isn’t the rematch that was expected, this is the third straight year the Big 12 championship game involves two teams that played each other during the regular season.
Big 12 Men: OU rips Arkansas
December 1, 2001
Ebi Ere made 10 of his first 13 shots and Hollis Price canned a momentum-stopping three-pointer as Oklahoma beat Arkansas, 69-54, on Friday night. Ere, who finished with 29 points, had six points and Price had four during a 14-0 run that secured the victory.
Top 25 Women: UConn cruises
December 1, 2001
Asjha Jones scored 19 points and Diana Taurasi had a career-high 12 assists to lead top-ranked Connecticut to a 103-69 victory over Ball State on Friday night.
Top 25 Football: Toledo tops Marshall
Rockets claim MAC championship
December 1, 2001
Marshall was all but sizing up its fifth Mid-American Conference championship ring when Toledo’s Chester Taylor got started. Taylor ran for 188 yards and two touchdowns as Toledo overcame an early 23-point deficit to beat No. 20 Marshall, 41-36, on Friday night in the MAC title game.
Around and about
December 1, 2001
Tyler Coats, Lawrence, received an associate of science degree in film and video production Oct. 5 from Full Sail Real World Education, Winter Park, Fla. Full Sail is an education facility that specializes in the entertainment media field. It offers degree programs in audio, digital media, game design, computer animation and show production in addition to film and video production.
People
December 1, 2001
Bleeth admits cocaine possession Clinton accepts award for wife Banderas to receive Quinn honor
Anniversary
December 1, 2001
Tuckel Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Tuckel, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Friday.
Club news
December 1, 2001
Friends and neighbors
December 1, 2001
Lawrence students, Sheila Black, Kansas University Study Abroad program, and Ryan Bisel, William Jewell College, visit Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, United Kingdom, before reporting to school. Sheila is the daughter of Jim and Debra Black, Lawrence, and is studying in Paris. Ryan is the son of Ron and Dee Bisel, Lawrence, and is studying at the University of Oxford. Dee Bisel submitted the photo. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For more Friends and Neighbors, go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
Friends and neighbors
December 1, 2001
Horoscopes
December 1, 2001
For Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001 Those with birthdays today: Think in terms of redefining difficult relationships and transforming them into better ones. Don’t slam the door on anyone if you don’t have to. People will know you care. Highlight investments and partnerships through spring. If single, you will actively seek out a relationship. If attached, you will actively “date” your significant other. Add the element of romance back into to your relationship. GEMINI seeks you out.
Lehman A. Shrable
December 1, 2001
Nation Briefs
December 1, 2001
Pennsylvania: Fugitive heir arrested Miami: 7 indicted in attempt to smuggle Cubans California: Synagogue fires bring brothers lengthy terms
Nation Briefs
December 1, 2001
Pennsylvania: Fugitive heir arrested Miami: 7 indicted in attempt to smuggle Cubans California: Synagogue fires bring brothers lengthy terms
On the record
December 1, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
On the record
December 1, 2001
Scouting news
December 1, 2001
Sheepdog is world-class
December 1, 2001
By Jim Baker Dustin is a special little guy. The 5-year-old sable-and-white Shetland sheepdog, owned by Joan Meyer of Lawrence, is one of the top agility dogs in the United States.
SLT history
December 1, 2001
Alliance closes in on Kandahar; Rumsfeld warns of dangers
December 1, 2001
Anti-Taliban tribesmen said they seized tanks and heavy weapons Friday from Taliban militiamen who gave up without a fight near the airport outside Kandahar. An American general said the battle will go on until the Taliban stronghold is a “free city.”
KU ensembles to perform patriotic selections
December 1, 2001
Kansas University’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble and University Band will perform a selection of patriotic music at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Lied Center. Guest conductor Col. John R. Bourgeois, former director of the U.S. Marine Band, will join KU music professor Tom Stidham in conducting the University Band.
Beatles fans pay last respects at Strawberry Fields
December 1, 2001
There was only one place for a New York Beatles fan to be on Friday Strawberry Fields in Central Park. The outdoor memorial created by John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono after his violent death in 1980 became a scene of peaceful remembrance as news spread that fellow band member George Harrison had died the day before.
Carolyn Sue Rogers
December 1, 2001
Abridging liberties calls for caution
December 1, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Apparently, everybody’s worried about George Bush except you. “You” in the second-person plural sense of the word, that is. You, the American electorate. Media folks have pronounced themselves worried, as have civil libertarians and members of Congress from both parties. But you? You can barely stifle a yawn.