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Ashcroft says religious groups could be monitored
Senate leader says he might support narrow tribunals
December 2, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 1:21 p.m.) Attorney General John Ashcroft warned Sunday that religious or political groups normally free from government intrusion could be monitored by agents if they are suspected of engaging in terrorism.
Bush condemns bombing attacks in Israel as ‘acts of murder
Bush urges Arafat to bring those responsible to justice
December 2, 2001
President George W. Bush on Sunday condemned suicide bomber attacks in Israel as “horrific acts of murder” and held an emergency meeting at the White House with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
Islamic militants unleash wave of terror against Israel
26 killed in 12 hours
December 2, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 1:27 p.m.) Islamic militants unleashed a terror assault against Israel on Sunday, killing 26 civilians—pub goers, pedestrians, bus passengers—and wounding nearly 200 in a midnight-to-noon spree of suicide bombings and shootings.
Oskaloosa murder case to be heard
December 2, 2001
Four men convicted of first-degree murder are set to have their cases argued before the Kansas Supreme Court.
People
December 2, 2001
Rimes back in rhythm with record company Puddy trades Elaine for bodysuit Offscreen ideas onscreen Actress’ character required stepping out of ‘Bedroom’
Arts notes
December 2, 2001
Kansas poets appear in cowboy-theme book Herbie Mann Quartet to appear at JCCC ‘Nutcracker’ takes on a Christian theme KU dance professor’s work listed on program KC Ballet to give classic ‘Nutcracker’
Texas talks way past Stanford
Longhorns’ Ivey frustrates Jacobsen in 83-75 win over No. 11 Cardinal
December 2, 2001
Royal Ivey’s long reach, large hands and running commentary all helped him play tough defense against Stanford’s Casey Jacobsen. “He was getting frustrated because I got in his head and because I was talking to him,” Ivey said Saturday after Texas beat Jacobsen and No. 11 Stanford 83-75 in overtime.
Friends and neighbors
December 2, 2001
On the record
December 2, 2001
Holiday plants add festive look, but bring risks
December 2, 2001
By Bruce Chladny “Deck the Halls” is a popular Christmas carol we hear quite frequently this time of year. The song describes the joys of the holiday season as we decorate our homes inside and out.
Decking beckons
Try holiday decorations in different rooms and spaces
December 2, 2001
By Carol Boncella Even though turkey leftovers still are being served in ingenious ways, many people are turning their thoughts to holiday decorating. Boxes of decorations are hauled down from the attic or up from the basement and plopped on the living room floor. The question then becomes “Where do we begin?”
Lions lose opener in double-overtime - Topeka high boys 64, Lawrence 61, 2 OT
December 2, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus In control the first 24 minutes, No. 5-ranked Lawrence High lost its composure in the final 16 minutes against Topeka on Saturday night in the Trojans’ gym. The Trojans, down by 10 points after three quarters, rallied for a 64-61, double-overtime boys basketball victory, spoiling the Lions’ season opener.
Colorado derails Texas’ Rose Bowl plans
December 2, 2001
Just call the Colorado Buffaloes the Rose Bowl elimination squad. One week after erasing Nebraska’s road to the national title game, they knocked Texas out of the way, too. Chris Brown ran for three touchdowns as the No. 9 Buffs turned Texas quarterback Chris Simms’ four first-half turnovers into 22 points, then held off a rally to beat the No. 3 Longhorns 39-37 Saturday night for their first Big 12 championship.
Discovering their town
Youths explore Boston’s history and their own
December 2, 2001
Erica Pinkett used to walk to her home in Boston’s South End without paying much attention to the rowhouses, bars and restaurants along the way, without seeing the plaques on their walls or knowing the history hidden within.
OU’s Mangino withdraws; UL coach, NFL aides surface
December 2, 2001
By Robert Sinclair While one candidate dropped out, other names continued to surface in the ongoing search to fill Kansas University’s head football coaching vacancy. Oklahoma assistant head coach/offensive coordinator Mark Mangino withdrew Saturday, saying he was flattered, but didn’t want to be considered.
With win, Kansas takes step forward
December 2, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Not ever having stood on a runway while a 747 landed, I don’t know how much damage it would do to my eardrums, how many decibels the four roaring jet engines generate as they reverse thrust to slow the huge aircraft.
KU turns back ‘Cats - Kansas 105, Arizona 97
Jayhawks on fire early, poised late
December 2, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kirk Hinrich has played in 72 basketball games in two-plus seasons at Kansas. Of all the games, one stands out as the most satisfying of the junior’s career Saturday’s heart-pumping 105-97 victory over previously undefeated, No. 4-ranked Arizona at sold-out McKale Center.
Free State places second
December 2, 2001
Free State High School opened its wrestling season with a second-place finish Saturday at the Effingham tournament. The Firebirds totaled 163 points. Effingham won the nine-team tournament with 2031*2 points.
Lions wrestling coach pleased
December 2, 2001
Team scores weren’t pretty, but Lawrence High coach Jeff Tummons was pleased with his wrestlers after Saturday’s season-opening tournament. “We had some outstanding performances,” he said. “The scores were lopsided because we were giving up points in the open weight classes.”
Jordan to have troublesome knee examined
December 2, 2001
Michael Jordan is heading home to Chicago to have his ailing knee examined. Playing his fourth game in five nights, Jordan faded badly in the second half of the Washington Wizards’ game against Orlando on Saturday night and was taken out with 3:50 remaining.
Winter fashion takes cue from slopes
December 2, 2001
Forget snow, ice and rain. The real perils of winter are hat hair, cold fingers and unflattering puffy coats. The proper outerwear, however, can protect against the elements and protect one’s sense of style.
NBA Roundup: Pierce leads Celtics’ rally
Boston standout scores career-high 48 points
December 2, 2001
After hitting 1-of-16 shots in the first half, Paul Pierce wasn’t going to let someone else on the Boston Celtics take over in the second half. Good shooters shoot no matter how much they’re struggling, and Pierce showed why on Saturday.
Oscar actress field lacks leading lady
This year’s crop of female movie stars devoid of dominant performance
December 2, 2001
You couldn’t ask for a stronger best-actress lineup than the Oscars offered last year, headlined by eventual winner Julia Roberts, with formidable contenders in Laura Linney, Ellen Burstyn and Joan Allen.
My Fair Lady’ to make stop at Lied Center
December 2, 2001
“My Fair Lady,” a Broadway musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lied Center.
Children’s shopping spree
Ice castle, gifts for family await young buyers
December 2, 2001
By Jan Biles Artist Twyla Bogaard has something magical planned for the little shoppers coming to this year’s Children’s Holiday Shoppe at the Lawrence Arts Center. They will have to pass through the door of a fairy ice castle to get to the tables of low-priced goodies they can buy for their families.
Kansas women fall to Oregon in title game
December 2, 2001
By Doug Pacey There were no last-second dramatics for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team Saturday night. Selena Scott didn’t steal the ball and dash down the court and make a game-winning layin like she did Friday night to beat Alabama State.
Costume, scene design steal the show in KU production of Chekhov
December 2, 2001
By Jan Biles The comedy is subtle in Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard.” The Russian playwright’s comedy comes from creating characters who are fallible and sympathetic a formerly rich landowner cannot curb her spending, a peasant-turned-merchant loses the woman he loves because he can’t tell her how he feels.
Safety should be at the top of everyone’s Christmas list
December 2, 2001
Along with the hustle and bustle, the holiday season also ushers in the potential of more home injuries. Lowe’s Home Safety Council says it has learned from the Consumer Product Safety Commission that more than 8,700 people each year are treated in the emergency room for injuries directly related to the holidays, most of which could have been prevented.
Strong reactions normal after unexpected deaths
December 2, 2001
If you suddenly lose a loved one to a violent or unexpected death, you can expect to go through what professionals call “traumatic bereavement” strong reactions of shock, pain, deep sadness, confusion, guilt and anger.
Cowboys’ quick return unlikely
Don’t expect fifth-place schedule to make difference for Dallas next season
December 2, 2001
They have become “The Team That Parity Forgot.” Right in the thick of a bad mix just four weeks ago, the Cowboys find themselves a full two games behind fourth place-Arizona, a shocking three games behind Washington when they scamper onto FedEx Field this afternoon.
Army keeps Navy winless
December 2, 2001
Army officers fighting the war on terrorism have reason to cheer. Before a crowd that featured President Bush, Army beat Navy 26-17 Saturday in the 102nd game between rival academies.
Miami to play for title
December 2, 2001
No. 1 Miami punched its ticket to the national title game, while No. 2 Florida and No. 3 Texas were knocked out the title chase on Saturday night. With its 26-24 win at No. 14 Virginia Tech, the Hurricanes (11-0) clinched a berth in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 3, the Bowl Championship Series’ designated title game.
Women’s Roundup: Georgia cruises past UNLV
December 2, 2001
Freshman Kara Braxton had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 13 Georgia to a 77-62 win over UNLV on Saturday in the first round of the Oakland Tribune Classic. UNLV (4-1) had a 47-38 with 13:11 remaining, but Georgia (4-0) went on a 15-4 run to take a 53-51 lead on Tina Taylor’s jumper with 10:13 left.
Deer-vehicle sessions set
December 2, 2001
With the deer-mating season still active, Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to use caution while driving to avoid deer-vehicle accidents. Last year, deer-vehicle accidents were down for the first time in 15 years. however, 9,500 such accidents occurred on Kansas roadways.
Minnesota wants ban on mechanical decoys
December 2, 2001
After years of simmering debate over hunters’ use of new and ever-widening technology, Tim Bremicker might have finally opened Pandora’s Box on the subject. Bremicker is director of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife.
Goose hunters portend future along Colorado Front Range
December 2, 2001
Oh, that we could say, “Only in Boulder.” But in this case we can’t. For the attitudes toward hunters in greater Boulder that quirky, politically correct, never-never land northwest of Denver indeed may reflect a growing trend.
Bass bustin’ Benjamins
Father-son duo continue to accumulate awards
December 2, 2001
By Ned Kehde This has been a memorable year for Jason and Jerry Benjamin of Lawrence. In October, Jason won Lawrence Bass Club’s angler-of-the-year laurels. Then he and his father Jerry teamed to catch 34.69 pounds of largemouth bass on Oct. 20-21 at Cedar Bluff Lake to win the Kansas B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation Buddy Classic.
Shipwrecks book hardly a disaster
December 2, 2001
Books about shipwrecks are often fascinating because a shipwreck is usually dramatic, whether it occurs on the open seas or in a lake or river, in calm weather or in gale-force winds.
Max Edward Good
December 2, 2001
Eula M. Lohr
December 2, 2001
Helen Fern Rappard
December 2, 2001
Lawrence commuter report
December 2, 2001
White House a fixture on stamps
December 2, 2001
The White House is the enduring symbol of the American presidency. Since Sept. 11, it has been more than a symbol. It has been a significant site dedicated to the American spirit overcoming adversity.
KU GTAs’ contract progress could have repercussions for other state universities
December 2, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Graduate teaching assistants at public universities across the state are closely watching contract negotiations under way at Kansas University. Students and administrators say there could be a ripple effect after KU determines its new contract. And some students at other universities, just as KU GTAs have done, would like to form unions of their own.
Kansas in top ranks for female lawmakers
State rated sixth in the nation for percentage of women elected to Legislature
December 2, 2001
By Scott Rothschild If you thought New York or California would be the most progressive when it comes to women serving in state legislatures, you would be wrong. In many instances, it’s the more rural, less populated states such as Kansas that have elected proportionately the most women to state lawmaking bodies.
Parade reflects patriotic mood
Red, white and blue a favorite color scheme at annual festivities
December 2, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Uncle Sam, the Statue of Liberty and Santa all made an appearance Saturday at the ninth annual Christmas parade downtown. More than 2,000 people lined up along Massachusetts Street to watch the Eldridge Hotel Old Fashioned Christmas Parade.
Briefly
December 2, 2001
WASHINGTON: Bush calls on Arafat to fight terrorism with action NEW YORK: Wrongfully ID’d firefighter reburied by rightful family New Jersey: Members of Arab enclaves draw interest of FBI agents NEW YORK: Drop in tourists forces layoffs at famed art museum
Cleanup effort begins at Senate building
December 2, 2001
Workers wearing protective suits and air tanks pumped poisonous gas into a Senate building contaminated with anthrax in a cleanup Saturday intended to make it possible to reopen shuttered offices.
City suffers major assault
December 2, 2001
Afghan talks find accord in U.N. plan
December 2, 2001
Talks on Afghanistan’s political future moved into a decisive phase Saturday after the northern alliance said it was prepared to transfer power to a U.N.-backed interim council and allow an international security force, clearing the way for an agreement.
Nation Briefs
December 2, 2001
LOS ANGELES: Actor agrees to drop suit against magazine Ohio: Gasoline war pushes prices to a dime a gallon NEW YORK: 42 people injured in skyscraper fire
East Coast enjoying late-autumn warmth
December 2, 2001
When Martha Jones planned her late-autumn trip to New York City, the last thing she expected was a sunburn. “You couldn’t have asked for better weather,” said Jones, a little red after three hours lining up for a “Canada Loves New York” rally supporting the city after the Sept. 11 attacks. “We were definitely hot today.”
County Comission
Officials eye Lone Star fee incease
December 2, 2001
Agenda highlights 9 a.m. Monday Courthouse, 1100 Mass.
Lawrence High Q makes Sweet 16
December 2, 2001
By Mindie Paget Scholars from both Free State and Lawrence high schools Saturday earned the opportunity to compete in the televised High Q 2002 Sweet 16 tournament early next year. High Q teams from the two schools competed against 96 high schools from across Kansas in the Super Saturday event on the Washburn University campus in Topeka.
Senate to get energy deregulation bill
December 2, 2001
Undeterred by the collapse of energy trader Enron Corp., congressional advocates of deregulation plan to press ahead with legislation to encourage a further expansion of the wholesale electricity market pioneered and subsequently dominated by the crippled Houston company.
No. 9 Virginia survives V-Tech
Cavaliers overcome 16-point halftime deficit for 69-91 victory
December 2, 2001
Roger Mason Jr. looked at the stat sheet and shook his head like a player whose team had just been pummeled. “I knew that they were going to play hard, and I thought that we were also,” Mason said after his 16 second-half points helped pull No. 9 Virginia out of a big hole in a 69-61 victory against Virginia Tech.
Justices to review estate case involving transsexual
December 2, 2001
The state’s highest court is reviewing an estate case in which the widow’s inheritance is in doubt because she was born male and had sexual reassignment surgery.
Lawrence School Board
District to review safety inspection measures
December 2, 2001
Agenda highlights 7 p.m. Monday 110 McDonald Drive
Schools list 5-year plan for upgrade
December 2, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence district’s new five-year plan for upgrading school facilities has something for everyone at all price levels. Lawrence High School is in line for a $1,000 building map for the benefit of directionally challenged visitors.
Educator wants overhaul of district’s math program
December 2, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Lynda Allen hopes her strategy of improving math education in Lawrence schools adds up for school board members. On Monday, the district’s director of math will outline for the Lawrence school board weaknesses of the math program and plans to upgrade instruction in elementary and secondary schools
Another expansion of police powers sought
December 2, 2001
The Bush administration is asking Congress for a second major expansion of federal surveillance powers that legal experts say would radically change laws that have long protected the rights of Americans.
Park’s dubious reputation has officials exploring options
December 2, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn The view from atop the tower at Wells Overlook Park is still beautiful. The trip up the tower’s three flights of stairs isn’t. Almost every inch of the 30-foot tower is marked with graffiti, much of it carved into the wood railings and steps that lead the way to an observation deck that gives a bird’s-eye view of everything from the Kansas University skyline to the Wakarusa River valley.
Bush appeal to children produces $1.5 million
December 2, 2001
President Bush asked them to give a dollar each. America’s children have responded with nearly $1.5 million for young people in Afghanistan. The total is sure to climb. Because of the anthrax scare, donations have piled up in unopened envelopes.
FBI search casts pall on trio
pparent hunt for anthrax puts Pennsylvania suspects under cloud of suspicion
December 2, 2001
Dr. Irshad Shaikh has replaced the shattered remnants of his front door, smashed in more than two weeks ago by an FBI battering ram, but it could take longer to repair his reputation.
Reproduction of 1947 Yule classic released
December 2, 2001
It’s a touching tale of hope and goodwill, of believing in something overwhelmingly good. It takes place 54 years ago in New York, but it’s as meaningful today as it was then.
Liverpool gently weeps for Beatle
Fab Four’s hometown grieves on news of George Harrison’s death
December 2, 2001
The flowers are wet and wilting on the sidewalk outside Liverpool’s Cavern Club. But inside the nearby Cavern Walks shopping center on Saturday, solemn residents stopped to leave fresh bouquets by a statue of George Harrison and the three other Beatles.
Loose lips sink 4 cases for prosecutor
December 2, 2001
For the fourth time in slightly more than a year, a defendant convicted in Sedgwick County will get a new trial because of a prosecutor’s behavior. All four cases were tried by Denise Donnelly-Mills, a member of the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.
Quail are feast for senses, not for table
December 2, 2001
By George Gurley Many gourmets regard quail as the finest wild game to eat. Many hunters prize quail as the ultimate wild bird to shoot. Quail stuffed with a duxelles of mushrooms, truffles and crab and browned in clarified butter makes one quail connoisseur swoon.
Ex-sheriff files to get former job
December 2, 2001
Nine years after he left office, former Reno County Sheriff Jim Fountain is seeking his old job back with the goal of restoring integrity to the department. Fountain, 73, has joined eight other applicants hoping to replace Larry Leslie, who faces trial in March on 34 felony bribery counts.
Teaching a child about money? Take kitchen-table approach
December 2, 2001
Every Saturday morning, my Palm Pilot beeps and offers up a gentle reminder: “Dash’s allowance.” At breakfast, I fork over the princely sum of $2 princely for a 6-year-old, that is. Usually, Dash stuffs those two bills into a 1-pound Maxwell House coffee can, where they join Christmas and birthday gifts from grandparents and some recent contributions from the Tooth Fairy.
World Briefs
December 2, 2001
South Africa: Pleas for compassion on World AIDS Day TOKYO: Daughter born to Japan’s royal couple BERLIN: Far-right stages rally to protest WWII exhibit Northern Ireland: Unity government wins key victory Philippines: Government soldiers kill five in rebel camp Colombia: Hostage-for-guerrilla swap is rejected
Finding your way through violent or unexpected death
December 2, 2001
If you suddenly lose a loved one to a violent or unexpected death, you can expect to go through what professionals call “traumatic bereavement” strong reactions of shock, pain, deep sadness, confusion, guilt and anger. Here’s what may happen and how to deal with it:
Violent and unexpected deaths leave trail of ‘secondary victims’
December 2, 2001
At 10:30 p.m. on April 29, 1997, Cheryl and Joe Wieromiej became “secondary victims.” The call to their Albany, N.Y., home was from a family member who rushed to tell them before they might hear it on the evening television news that their two grandchildren were dead in a small town some 30 miles away.
When caregivers need care themselves: how professionals cope
December 2, 2001
By Joy Ludwig They see victims die in car and train accidents, in fires, by gun shots and in other horrible ways. In those times of crises, they comfort and help grieving families and friends. And then sometimes, the caregivers must help themselves because they are, after all, ordinary human beings.
Childish demands put parent in peril
December 2, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald One of these days, a police officer is going to pull me over for driving erratically. He will suspect that I am driving while intoxicated, but he will be wrong. In fact, I will be driving while being a little teapot.
Cloning advances spur difficult debate
December 2, 2001
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal In 1978, a science writer named David Rorvik produced a book, published by J.B. Lippincott, called “In His Image: The Cloning of a Man.”
Old home town - 100 years ago today
December 2, 2001
Behind the times
December 2, 2001
Killer instinct
December 2, 2001
Economy is always bad news
December 2, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group The official certifiers have certified that since March the economy, after a 10-year expansion, the longest in U.S. history, has been in a recession, the 10th since 1945. So let us relearn the two laws that make economic news intelligible.
Democrats will try to change the subject
December 2, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The latest fund-raising letter from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is a fascinating piece. The appeal for help, signed by House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, contains not one but two American flag cutouts and features a “Spirit of America” survey.
Looking ahead
December 2, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Increased safety may be worth a little inconvenience. Let’s take a look down the proverbial road. The road in question is West Sixth Street, one of the busiest entrances into Lawrence.
Editor’s death still a mystery
Police have no ‘particular angle’ in slaying of Columbia sports writer
December 2, 2001
After the terror attacks, with the sports world suspending play for who-knew-how-long, Kent Heitholt issued this stern challenge: Don’t let unspeakable violence paralyze America. The games should resume, the Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor wrote, “to thumb your nose at the bully by going about life.”
Arts notes
December 2, 2001
Model for children’s wing on display through Monday Get out the art supplies and enter the J-W contest Novelist Sara Paretsky to speak at Kansas Union Christmas powwow planned at Haskell
Arts notes
December 2, 2001
Planetarium show tracks Jesus’ birth Kemper Museum slates Snowflake Festival Wornall museum takes trip back in time
Photographs, beer cans may serve as evidence on ‘closet drunk’ husband
December 2, 2001
Arts notes
December 2, 2001
Terry Evans shows photos at KC gallery Arts center looking for input about windows KU artists to sell works at A&D Building
Spencer exhibit showcases works of female Asian artists
December 2, 2001
Two Asian women who explore basic form in their art have been paired in “Form, Line, and Light: The Work of Shinoda Toko and Park Kwang Jean,” an exhibition at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University.
Els cards 66, leads Nedbank
Langer trails by three in South Africa tournament
December 2, 2001
Ernie Els shot his second straight 6-under-par 66 Saturday and led Bernhard Langer by three strokes after the third round of the Nedbank Challenge. Ireland’s Padraig Harrington had a 61 and was four strokes off the lead.
Notebook: ‘Aggressive’ pays for Langford
December 2, 2001
By Gary Bedore Just a freshman, Keith Langford looked to Kansas’ upperclassmen for a steadying influence on Saturday at loud, jam-packed McKale Center.
UA’s Latimore fired up for KU
Kansan collects first 5 points, 7 boards in loss to Jayhawks
December 2, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Dennis Latimore, who played high school basketball in the small Kansas town of Halstead, picked Arizona over Kansas at recruiting time, so you know Latimore was pumped on Saturday afternoon.
Peculiar presents
Dave Barry finds gifts for everyone on your list
December 2, 2001
Once again we come to that magical time of year a time of mistletoe, and carols, and eggnog, and Jack Frost nipping at your nose. Sometimes we get so ticked off at Jack Frost for nipping at our nose that we take a swing at him and fall down. That’s when we know it’s time to ease off the eggnog.
Plan would boost high school graduation requirements
Officials want students to prove what they know
December 2, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Kansas high school students soon will be expected to clear a new academic hurdle to graduate. No longer are diplomas to be rewarded simply for completing the minimum 21 units of course credit.
Ashcroft’s terror war drawing new fire
December 2, 2001
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft, who weathered stormy confirmation hearings to join President Bush’s Cabinet, is again a magnet for controversy as a pointman in the war against terrorism.
High-tech security gadgets take flight after Sept. 11
December 2, 2001
One device can fire a microwave signal through the wine bottle you’re carrying onboard, just to make sure it really contains cabernet sauvignon, not nitroglycerine.
Butler pieces served variety of purposes
December 2, 2001
Few of us have a butler today, but in the 18th and 19th centuries every well-to-do family had a large house, several maids, a cook and a butler. Furniture and serving pieces used primarily by the butler were often identified by name.
Remake doesn’t veer from ‘Brian’s Song’
Piccolo’s widow not satisfied with new film version of Bear’s life, death
December 2, 2001
Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers rubbed each other the wrong way and never did become best friends. “My first two years, he wasn’t fun to be around,” Sayers recalled. “He would tick you off because he always had a joke.
President proposes tax cuts, more relief for unemployed
Talks on stimulating economy struggle along
December 2, 2001
With congressional negotiators still far from a deal on economic stimulus legislation, President Bush sought Saturday to prod Senate action by touting proposed new tax cuts and relief for unemployed workers.
Stovall wants high court to revive Viagra lawsuit
December 2, 2001
Two years ago, the state attorney general’s office filed consumer protection lawsuits against eight companies selling the impotence drug Viagra over the Internet. The companies and individuals involved in most of the cases didn’t contest the lawsuits and have settled with the state or are close to settling.
Toy industry grapples with shortages
Orders cut after terrorist attacks haunt retailers
December 2, 2001
The holiday shopping rush has just begun and there is already a shortage of hot toys, particularly those inspired by “Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone.”
Release couple, sister implores
December 2, 2001
A woman whose sister has been held hostage in the Philippines for six months by extremist Muslim rebels is trying to put pressure on the U.S. government to do more to help. Mary Jones of Jamestown, Ohio, said she fears that chances of survival are dimming for her sister and brother-in-law, Christian missionaries Gracia and Martin Burnham.
Bookstore
December 2, 2001
MSU hammers Missouri, 55-7
December 2, 2001
Michigan State did its best to show bowl scouts that it can put on a good show. T.J. Duckett and Charles Rogers each scored three touchdowns as the Spartans beat Missouri, 55-7, Saturday to become bowl eligible.
Sudden and violent deaths have more than one victim
December 2, 2001
By Joy Ludwig They see victims die in car and train accidents, in fires, by gunshots and in other horrible ways. In those times of crises, they comfort and help grieving families and friends. And then sometimes, the caregivers must help themselves because they are, after all, ordinary human beings.
Rex W. Gfeller
December 2, 2001
Peter Macfarlane
December 2, 2001
Horoscopes
December 2, 2001
Thoughtful gifts are easy to pick for commuters
December 2, 2001
By Mindie Paget Only 23 shopping days left until Christmas. Racking your brain over what to get a hard-to-buy-for relative or friend? You might start by asking yourself what that person does every day.
The Motley Fool
December 2, 2001
Last week’s question and answer Flying chickens Lessons at sea Pro forma IRA myths
Update shades for a custom look
December 2, 2001
Certain decorative projects that I work on bring back memories. This shade project is one of them. I had those plain old white shades in my bedroom for as long as I can remember.
Tickets still available for evening Vespers performance
December 2, 2001
Kansas University’s Vespers tradition continues Dec. 9, with performances at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Lied Center. Although the matinee is sold out, tickets are still available for the 7:30 p.m. concert.
Top 25 Roundup: Vols knock Gators out of hunt
December 2, 2001
Tennessee silenced The Swamp. Travis Stephens ran for a 226 yards Saturday and No. 5 Tennessee stopped No. 2 Florida (9-2, 6-2, SEC) on a two-point conversion with 1:10 left for a 34-32 win that scrambled the Rose Bowl picture.
Naipaul explores failure in well-crafted novel
December 2, 2001
For most people. wondering what might have been is only an occasional reverie. For V.S. Naipaul, it is a masterful work of fiction that explores not success, but failure. Raised in Trinidad by Indian immigrant parents, Naipaul attended Oxford and remained in England to pursue a literary career.
In the company of men
Female Citadel cadet grad pens book about experiences
December 2, 2001
Two years after becoming the first woman to graduate from The Citadel, Nancy Mace is still an object of scorn from those who feel the military college should never have opened its gates to women.
Missile defense test delayed
Bad weather postpones intercept launch until tonight
December 2, 2001
Military officials postponed a planned missile defense test Saturday because of bad weather over Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, where a dummy warhead was set to be launched over the Pacific to be hit by an interceptor rocket.
Persistence, DNA pay off in Seattle-area killings
December 2, 2001
In 1984, the Green River slayings were the focus of a task force made up of dozens of investigators trying to find the person responsible for the deaths of 49 women in the Northwest, the nation’s worst unsolved serial killings.
Business briefs
December 2, 2001
FedEx still flying high after 30 years
December 2, 2001
Thirty years after creating a package delivery service that became the phenomenon known as FedEx, Fred Smith isn’t looking back. And he’s certainly not ready to step down. The 57-year-old chairman, president and chief executive of FedEx Corp. is still chasing perfection and looking to expand the $20 billion Memphis-based company as he contemplates what he calls his next “Buck Rogers ideas.”
Financing a market
KU-grown pharmaceutical firms seek capital
December 2, 2001
By Mark Fagan Fenghui Niu blasts away at microscopic particles of drugs, all to make them small enough to crack a booming market worth at least $2 billion a year. And that’s only the beginning.
NHL Roundup: Joseph, Maple Leafs shut down Blackhawks, 4-1
December 2, 2001
Curtis Joseph made 30 saves, including the fourth penalty shot he’s faced this season, as Toronto beat Chicago 4-1. Robert Reichel, Tomas Kaberle, Darcy Tucker and Mats Sundin scored for the Maple Leafs, who also beat Chicago on Friday night.
Local briefs
December 2, 2001
Families of Kansas hostages say U.S. needs to up efforts Martin and Gracia Burnham, Wichita, appeared Monday for the first time on videotape, looking terrified and surrounded by members of the Muslim guerrilla group that has held the missionaries hostage in the Philippines since May. The Burnhams’ families want the U.S. government to lean on Philippine officials to open a dialogue and speed rescue efforts. __________________________ Religion: KU speaker to compare Islamic, Christian faiths The similarities and differences between Christianity and Islam will be the topic of a lecture Monday at Kansas University. John Kaltner, author of “Ishmael Instructs Isaac: An Introduction to the Quran for Bible Readers,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. at the Kansas Room in the Kansas Union. Kaltner, who is assistant professor of religious studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., will discuss the similarities and differences in stories in the Bible and Quran. Kaltner also will speak to several religious studies classes while in Lawrence. His appearance is sponsored by KU’s Office of International Programs and the department of religious studies. __________________________ Philanthropy: Penn House calling for more donations to help the needy A Lawrence organization that assists the needy says it’s still short on donations to make Christmas happen for many low-income families, couples and singles. Officials at Penn House, 1035 Pa., are asking individuals and businesses to consider adopting a family. They’re also asking for help with cash and food donations, as well as gift certificates to department stores and grocery stores. If you’re interested in either adopting a family or donating items, call Linda or Jolee at Penn House, 842-0440. __________________________ Education: Alternative high school history teacher honored A teacher at Lawrence Alternative High School was selected to receive the latest Legacy Award, given to outstanding educators in the district. Dick Wedel, a government and history teacher in Lawrence schools since 1974, was honored Thursday by the Lawrence Education Assn. and Educom Credit Union for making a significant difference in the lives of his students. Wedel is described by colleagues as the glue that unites the LAHS staff. He organizes a monthly breakfast meeting with teachers to discuss school and student needs. In the winter, Wedel often arrives early at the school to sprinkle salt on steps and sidewalks so staff and students can arrive safely. If a student is absent from LAHS, it’s not uncommon for Wedel to stop by the student’s house to check on him or her. The LAHS program is operated at 2600 W. 25th St. and enrolls about 100 students from Free State and Lawrence High School.Families of Kansas hostages say U.S. needs to up efforts Martin and Gracia Burnham, Wichita, appeared Monday for the first time on videotape, looking terrified and surrounded by members of the Muslim guerrilla group that has held the missionaries hostage in the Philippines since May. The Burnhams’ families want the U.S. government to lean on Philippine officials to open a dialogue and speed rescue efforts. Religion: KU speaker to compare Islamic, Christian faiths The similarities and differences between Christianity and Islam will be the topic of a lecture Monday at Kansas University. John Kaltner, author of “Ishmael Instructs Isaac: An Introduction to the Quran for Bible Readers,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. at the Kansas Room in the Kansas Union. Kaltner, who is assistant professor of religious studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., will discuss the similarities and differences in stories in the Bible and Quran. Kaltner also will speak to several religious studies classes while in Lawrence. His appearance is sponsored by KU’s Office of International Programs and the department of religious studies. Philanthropy: Penn House calling for more donations to help the needy A Lawrence organization that assists the needy says it’s still short on donations to make Christmas happen for many low-income families, couples and singles. Officials at Penn House, 1035 Pa., are asking individuals and businesses to consider adopting a family. They’re also asking for help with cash and food donations, as well as gift certificates to department stores and grocery stores. If you’re interested in either adopting a family or donating items, call Linda or Jolee at Penn House, 842-0440. Education: Alternative high school history teacher honored A teacher at Lawrence Alternative High School was selected to receive the latest Legacy Award, given to outstanding educators in the district. Dick Wedel, a government and history teacher in Lawrence schools since 1974, was honored Thursday by the Lawrence Education Assn. and Educom Credit Union for making a significant difference in the lives of his students. Wedel is described by colleagues as the glue that unites the LAHS staff. He organizes a monthly breakfast meeting with teachers to discuss school and student needs. In the winter, Wedel often arrives early at the school to sprinkle salt on steps and sidewalks so staff and students can arrive safely. If a student is absent from LAHS, it’s not uncommon for Wedel to stop by the student’s house to check on him or her. The LAHS program is operated at 2600 W. 25th St. and enrolls about 100 students from Free State and Lawrence High School.
Briefcase
December 2, 2001
Rising costs keep patients from filling prescriptions Aging: Government offers kit for financial, medical fitness Motley Fool: Name that company