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Man suspected of sending fake anthrax threat letters caught
December 5, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 5:47 p.m.) An escaped convict suspected of mailing hundreds of anthrax hoax letters to abortion clinics was captured Wednesday at a copy shop in this Cincinnati suburb.
U.S. troops killed by misdirected airstrike
December 5, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 3:14 p.m.) American bombs accidentally killed three U.S. servicemen and injured 20 others in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday. Anti-Taliban fighters in the mountainous east battled al-Qaida guerrillas, capturing territory below a suspected cave hide-out of Osama bin Laden.
Semi-tractor trailer overturns, stalls turnpike traffic
December 5, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 5:38 p.m.) A semi-tractor trailer that overturned backed up westbound traffic for several hours Wednesday afternoon on the Kansas Turnpike just north of Lawrence.
Three Americans, five Afghans killed in bombing accident
December 5, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 12:17 p.m.) Three American soldiers were killed and 20 wounded in Afghanistan Wednesday when a bomb launched from an Air Force B-52 bomber missed its target. The friendly-fire accident produced the worst U.S. casualty toll of the war.
New KU coach grilled about girth
December 5, 2001
By Robert Sinclair New Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino knows he might be a little overweight. In fact, the former Oklahoma and Kansas State assistant embraces the fact.
Quotebook
December 5, 2001
KU hires right man to fix football woes
December 5, 2001
By Chuck Woodling OK, he’ll never be the poster boy for Weight Watchers or TOPS or Jenny Craig or Metabolite, but know this about Mark Mangino: He’s a good guy who also happens to be a good coach, and that’s a rare combination in the jungle of NCAA Div. I-A football.
Kansas staff braces for changes
December 5, 2001
By Robert Sinclair One of the themes early in the Mark Mangino era is new beginnings. “We will work hard. We will roll up our sleeves,” Mangino said Tuesday during a press conference to introduce him as Kansas University’s new football coach. “There will be some bumps in the road, but we’re going to stay the course.
Local briefs
December 5, 2001
Attorneys appeal conviction of teen-ager’s murderer Kansas Supreme Court justices heard arguments Tuesday in the appeal of a Jefferson County murder conviction. Floyd S. Bledsoe, now 24, was convicted in April 2000 of murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated indecent liberties with a child in the November 1999 death of his 14-year-old sister-in-law, Camille Arfmann. Above left, Bledsoe looks over jury instructions with defense attorney John Kurth during deliberations April 27, 2000. Bledsoe was given a life sentence for the crime. Tuesday, his attorneys argued that the case should be overturned. There was insufficient evidence to convict, they say, and an investigator shouldn’t have been allowed to testify about his opinion of Bledsoe’s truthfulness. Attorneys also said that hearsay evidence about claims Bledsoe’s 2-year-old son made should not have been admitted at trial. Court officials did not say when a ruling will be made on the appeal. __________________________ Government: State revenue collections fall millions short of projections Topeka The state received more bad budget news Tuesday, though officials were cautious in assessing how bad. Revenue collections in November fell $35.7 million short of projections made early in the month, according to a report issued by the Legislative Research Department. The difference between the two figures is about 2.2 percent. Senate President Dave Kerr said legislators won’t abandon the estimates. “You can’t change your plans from month to month,” said Kerr, R-Hutchinson. However, he acknowledged about the shortfall, “It’s a lot of money.” The state collected $1.56 billion from July 1, the start of the 2002 fiscal year, through Nov. 30. The estimate was $1.6 billion. Gov. Bill Graves and legislators still must use the estimates to build a budget for the state’s 2003 fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2002. However, if revenues continue to fall short of projections, the state’s official estimates may be revised in April. __________________________ Recreation: Topeka Zoo loses appeal over loss of accreditation Topeka A zoo association has rejected the Topeka Zoo’s appeal to keep its accreditation. The zoo was stripped of its standing among the nation’s professional animal parks in September over concerns about staffing and animal care. The city appealed that decision but recently learned that their request was rejected by the American Zoo and Aquarium Assn. The zoo association told Topeka it may not apply for accreditation until September. Loss of professional status can affect a zoo’s ability to exchange animals with other institutions and to work with endangered species. The zoo will remain open, but some other zoos with animals on loan to Topeka could recall them. __________________________ Courts: High school settles lawsuit over molestation by priest Hays A Hays high school has paid $30,000 to settle a lawsuit stemming from the molestation of a male student by a Catholic priest. Thomas More Prep-Marian President Jean Ross said Monday that the lawsuit was resolved when representatives of the school and the Salina Catholic Diocese met in October with the former student and his family in Texas. The Rev. Ron S. Gilardi, 54, a Capuchin priest who taught at TMP-Marian from 1988 to 1996, pleaded guilty in May in Ellis County District Court to three counts of indecent liberties with a child. He was sentenced in July to 32 months in a treatment facility, to be followed by five years probation. Ross said a confidentiality agreement prevented her from revealing the terms of the settlement. But she said a story in the TMP-Marian student newspaper that said the school paid $30,000 to settle with the lawsuit was accurate. __________________________ Police investigate rape report Lawrence Police are investigating the possible rape of an 18-year-old woman reported Sunday morning. The woman called police and said she had been raped by a 19-year-old man sometime between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday, police said. The incident occurred in the 1300 block of West Campus Road, but police would not be more specific about the location. No arrest has been made. Police on Monday declined to release any additional information.
Larger class sizes, staff cuts considered
December 5, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence schools Supt. Randy Weseman said Tuesday that the state’s budget problems could force the district to open next year with bigger elementary school classes and without all-day kindergarten programs.
t incarcerating
December 5, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft has ordered interviews of 5,000 Middle Eastern men between the ages of 18 and 33. None will be compelled to participate.
Holiday baking recipes
December 5, 2001
Pecan Squares Americana
6News video report: Prairie Fire to shut its doors
December 5, 2001
Tina Terry reports on the closing of the Prairie Fire Bistro in downtown Lawrence.
Downtown site likely to become regional or national bar and grill
December 5, 2001
By Mark Fagan A restaurant that brought casual, bistro-style fine dining to Massachusetts Street is closing next week after a year in business. PrairieFire: an American Bistro, 724 Mass., will close Dec. 15, owner Steve Wilson said. He already has made contact with a Kansas City-area consultant, in search of a “regional or national” bar-and-grill restaurant concept to fill the building, whose $1 million renovation was completed in November of last year.
Study seeks new industrial land
Group recommends 1,000 acres to assist in creation of jobs
December 5, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn A chamber of commerce group agrees Douglas County will need 1,000 acres of new industrial lands in the next 25 years if it hopes to slow the community’s increases in property taxes and commuters.
KU wins despite foul free throwing
December 5, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas University’s basketball players have the day off today. Sort of. “Coach said, ‘If you are smart you’ll get a ball and find a basket and shoot some free throws,”’ KU junior Drew Gooden said after the No. 4-ranked Jayhawks hit just 20 of 40 free throws in an 83-76 victory over No. 23-Wake Forest on Tuesday night at unseasonably steamy Allen Fieldhouse.
Briefly
December 5, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Lawmakers pray for country Washington, D.C.: Capitol tours delayed San Francisco: AMA suggests study for smallpox vaccinations
KU faces fund-raising challenges
December 5, 2001
By Terry Rombeck On Sept. 7, the Kansas University Endowment Association officially announced the largest fund-raising drive in the university’s history. But only four days after the campaign was announced, all the rules for fund raising changed. Lindsay Byers, assistant director of annual giving, said officials had a choice: “Do we tiptoe around the issue, or do we go back to business as usual, as (President) Bush said?”
Receiver Hill happy to join Mangino finally
December 5, 2001
By Doug Pacey Six years, three schools, three jobs and two states later, Mark Mangino finally landed Harrison Hill. “That’s the longest recruiting story in history,” Mangino said with a smile. “It took me six years to get the guy on my team. I finally had to give up and go join him.”
Rumsfeld considering options for dealing with American Taliban
December 5, 2001
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday he is considering “various options” for dealing with the 20-year-old California man captured with Taliban soldiers, but a decision on his fate is not a top priority as the war continues in Afghanistan.
Coach’s daughter happy with reunion
December 5, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Samantha Mangino chose to attend Kansas University, in part, to strike out on her own away from her family. Now a sophomore, she’s looking forward to her father, mother and brother moving to Lawrence.
Decline in juvenile crime leaves prison space to spare
December 5, 2001
When juvenile crime soared in the late 1980s and early 1990s, many states enacted harsher penalties for youths and built new prisons to hold them. But the horde of violent young people never materialized.
6Sports video report: KU takes Wake Forest
December 5, 2001
James Sido reports on KU’s win Tuesday over Wake Forest—the first time since 1998 KU has had back to back wins over top 25 opponents.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
December 5, 2001
City briefs
December 5, 2001
Senior Center announces December programs Forest Service honors five Haskell students Holiday Bureau seeks adopt-a-family assistance Flu shots available at KU KANU wins national awards
FBI raids O.J. Simpson’s Florida home
December 5, 2001
Federal agents searched O.J. Simpson’s home for more than six hours Tuesday as part of an investigation into an Ecstasy drug ring also suspected of laundering money and stealing satellite TV equipment.
Three Americans, five Afghans killed in bombing accident
December 5, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 12:17 p.m.) Three American soldiers were killed and 20 wounded in Afghanistan Wednesday when a bomb launched from an Air Force B-52 bomber missed its target. The friendly-fire accident produced the worst U.S. casualty toll of the war.
Semi-tractor trailer overturns, stalls turnpike traffic
December 5, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 5:38 p.m.) A semi-tractor trailer that overturned backed up westbound traffic for several hours Wednesday afternoon on the Kansas Turnpike just north of Lawrence.
Interviewing isn’t incarcerating
December 5, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft has ordered interviews of 5,000 Middle Eastern men between the ages of 18 and 33. None will be compelled to participate.
Horoscopes
December 5, 2001
Falls services
December 5, 2001
Recession more real than terrorism
December 5, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Sixty years ago this week, on Dec. 7, 1941, Japan launched a devastating attack on the United States fleet and air bases in Hawaii. Pearl Harbor Day the day FDR said “will live in infamy” remains a landmark in history and in the minds of those of us with our personal memories of that transforming moment in our lives.
City briefs
December 5, 2001
Senior Center announces December programs Forest Service honors five Haskell students Holiday Bureau seeks adopt-a-family assistance Flu shots available at KU KANU wins national awards
Local briefs
December 5, 2001
Attorneys appeal conviction of teen-ager’s murderer Kansas Supreme Court justices heard arguments Tuesday in the appeal of a Jefferson County murder conviction. Floyd S. Bledsoe, now 24, was convicted in April 2000 of murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated indecent liberties with a child in the November 1999 death of his 14-year-old sister-in-law, Camille Arfmann. Above left, Bledsoe looks over jury instructions with defense attorney John Kurth during deliberations April 27, 2000. Bledsoe was given a life sentence for the crime. Tuesday, his attorneys argued that the case should be overturned. There was insufficient evidence to convict, they say, and an investigator shouldn’t have been allowed to testify about his opinion of Bledsoe’s truthfulness. Attorneys also said that hearsay evidence about claims Bledsoe’s 2-year-old son made should not have been admitted at trial. Court officials did not say when a ruling will be made on the appeal. __________________________ Government: State revenue collections fall millions short of projections Topeka The state received more bad budget news Tuesday, though officials were cautious in assessing how bad. Revenue collections in November fell $35.7 million short of projections made early in the month, according to a report issued by the Legislative Research Department. The difference between the two figures is about 2.2 percent. Senate President Dave Kerr said legislators won’t abandon the estimates. “You can’t change your plans from month to month,” said Kerr, R-Hutchinson. However, he acknowledged about the shortfall, “It’s a lot of money.” The state collected $1.56 billion from July 1, the start of the 2002 fiscal year, through Nov. 30. The estimate was $1.6 billion. Gov. Bill Graves and legislators still must use the estimates to build a budget for the state’s 2003 fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2002. However, if revenues continue to fall short of projections, the state’s official estimates may be revised in April. __________________________ Recreation: Topeka Zoo loses appeal over loss of accreditation Topeka A zoo association has rejected the Topeka Zoo’s appeal to keep its accreditation. The zoo was stripped of its standing among the nation’s professional animal parks in September over concerns about staffing and animal care. The city appealed that decision but recently learned that their request was rejected by the American Zoo and Aquarium Assn. The zoo association told Topeka it may not apply for accreditation until September. Loss of professional status can affect a zoo’s ability to exchange animals with other institutions and to work with endangered species. The zoo will remain open, but some other zoos with animals on loan to Topeka could recall them. __________________________ Courts: High school settles lawsuit over molestation by priest Hays A Hays high school has paid $30,000 to settle a lawsuit stemming from the molestation of a male student by a Catholic priest. Thomas More Prep-Marian President Jean Ross said Monday that the lawsuit was resolved when representatives of the school and the Salina Catholic Diocese met in October with the former student and his family in Texas. The Rev. Ron S. Gilardi, 54, a Capuchin priest who taught at TMP-Marian from 1988 to 1996, pleaded guilty in May in Ellis County District Court to three counts of indecent liberties with a child. He was sentenced in July to 32 months in a treatment facility, to be followed by five years probation. Ross said a confidentiality agreement prevented her from revealing the terms of the settlement. But she said a story in the TMP-Marian student newspaper that said the school paid $30,000 to settle with the lawsuit was accurate. __________________________ Police investigate rape report Lawrence Police are investigating the possible rape of an 18-year-old woman reported Sunday morning. The woman called police and said she had been raped by a 19-year-old man sometime between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday, police said. The incident occurred in the 1300 block of West Campus Road, but police would not be more specific about the location. No arrest has been made. Police on Monday declined to release any additional information.
Makeshift kite
December 5, 2001
McKenzie Freeman, 6, Tonganoxie, made good use of a plastic bag for a kite as the wind and warm weather were in her command. Tuesday reached a high of 73 degrees.
Ronald Koehn
December 5, 2001
Services for Ronald Koehn, 64, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Koehn died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at his home.
Births
December 5, 2001
Regina Wesley and Elwood Ott, Lawrence, a boy, Nov. 20. Bryon Larson and Katie Pruitt, Lawrence, a girl, Monday.
How to try the terrorists
December 5, 2001
By Mike Hoeflich In recent weeks, President Bush and Atty. Gen. JohnAshcroft have made several decisions which have generated a substantial amount of debate.
t change
December 5, 2001
A coach who won 10 more games than he lost, and on whose watch the graduation rate of football laborers reached 100 percent, has been fired. The charges against Bob Davie are that he failed to meet Notre Dame standards. A winning record and a perfect graduation rate might suffice on other campuses, but not at South Bend, Ind.
Region Briefs
December 5, 2001
WICHITA: Suspect in shootings to testify at trial KANSAS CITY, Mo.: High school to institute uniform requirement WICHITA: Banking executive dies at age 84
OU aide would sooner be a Jayhawk
December 5, 2001
By Robert Sinclair When Kansas University athletics director Al Bohl began his search for a new football coach, he said he wanted someone who could lead the Jayhawks to a Big 12 championship. A month later, Bohl is confident he’s found his man. “Our goal is to be the best in the Big 12,” Mark Mangino declared Tuesday afternoon shortly after being introduced as KU’s 35th head football coach.
Paralyzed victim testifies in attempted-murder trial
December 5, 2001
By Dave Ranney Allen Toshavik said it all started around 1 or 2 in the morning. That’s when he and John McGautha decided to go see a woman named Rachel. To get to Rachel’s place, they needed to borrow Ronnell McGautha’s car. But Ronnell said no, and he wouldn’t drive them there, either.
December 5, 2001
Catch “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for a dose of “Soul Food.” Host Jayni Carey and guest Sabrina Wells will prepare several examples of traditional African-American cuisine, including the recipe below.
Pakistan assists CIA in hunt for bin Laden
December 5, 2001
Pakistan has agreed to step up cooperation with the CIA in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, which is now centering on the rugged mountains along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan, Pakistani intelligence officials said Tuesday.
s Florida home
December 5, 2001
Federal agents searched O.J. Simpson’s home for more than six hours Tuesday as part of an investigation into an Ecstasy drug ring also suspected of laundering money and stealing satellite TV equipment.
Fruitcakes bring science to life
December 5, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger Hidden in kitchens here and there across America are fermenting fruitcakes, those traditional holiday concoctions of dried fruit, rum, sugar and a token amount of flour. Right about now, fruitcakes made in mid-November or earlier should be kicking into gear, setting off one low-speed chemical reaction after another.
Israeli airstrikes intensify in Palestine
December 5, 2001
Israeli warplanes and helicopter gunships unleashed fierce airstrikes Tuesday on several Palestinian cities, firing rockets at a police building within 50 yards of Yasser Arafat’s main office in the West Bank.
NHL Roundup: Bondra bags 400th career goal as Capitals clip Rangers
December 5, 2001
Peter Bondra used different sticks for his 400th and 401st NHL goals. He saved the silver stick he was presented with before the game. Bondra became the fifth active player to score 400 goals with one team when the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers, 5-2, Tuesday night.
Police theory: Wrong house was targeted in shooting
December 5, 2001
Police say shots that killed a woman as she slept during the weekend may have been fired by gang members who targeted the wrong house. LaQuisha Hayes, 21, was shot early Sunday as she and two children, 2 and 8, were sleeping on a couch.
KC firm gets eBay deal
December 5, 2001
Sprint Corp. on Tuesday said projected revenues at its wireless division would be higher than the prior year, while earnings in its local and long-distance FON Group would fall below earlier forecasts.
Decline in juvenile crime leaves prison space to spare
December 5, 2001
When juvenile crime soared in the late 1980s and early 1990s, many states enacted harsher penalties for youths and built new prisons to hold them. But the horde of violent young people never materialized.
Monkey business?
December 5, 2001
To the editor: It’s been said that a thousand monkeys given typewriters and enough time would reproduce the works of Shakespeare. While that may be a stretch, I’m quite certain they could formulate city policy.
Horoscopes
December 5, 2001
For Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001. Those with birthdays today: You help others visualize and see some of what you see. Together you make not only your dreams happen, but also others’ dreams. Step into educational opportunities. You transform a situations because of your abilities to detach. The unexpected occurs often in your day-to-day life, emphasizing the importance of flexibility. If you are single, you will relate with new strength. Others find you very interesting. You will meet someone equally as different. If you are attached, the two of you will develop a new level of love and trust because of your adaptability. LEO does the unexpected.
Kansas staff braces for changes
December 5, 2001
By Robert Sinclair One of the themes early in the Mark Mangino era is new beginnings. “We will work hard. We will roll up our sleeves,” Mangino said Tuesday during a press conference to introduce him as Kansas University’s new football coach. “There will be some bumps in the road, but we’re going to stay the course.
6Sports video report: KU players excited to work with Mangino
December 5, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the new KU head football coach, Mark Mangino.
Journal-World receives awards at AP contest
December 5, 2001
J-W Staff Reports A Lawrence Journal-World photographer and the newspaper itself were among larger newspapers honored in Kansas and Missouri in the 2001 Missouri-Kansas Associated Press Photo Contest.
Afghan troops combing foothills for Bin Laden
December 5, 2001
The long-awaited ground attack on suspected terrorist hide-outs in northeastern Afghanistan got under way Tuesday as the Pentagon challenged persistent reports that the effort to flush Osama bin Laden from his rumored bunker complex in the mountainous region has caused widespread civilian casualties.
No. 17 Texas takes 83-52 win over Southwest Texas
December 5, 2001
Connecticut’s depth and defense quickly turned its Big East opener against St. John’s into an 88-28 rout Tuesday night. The Huskies (8-0, 1-0 Big East) dominated wire-to-wire, jumping to a 44-9 halftime lead and holding St. John’s to the fewest points in school history.
SFT girls smother Basehor-Linwood
December 5, 2001
Santa Fe Trail struggled offensively but held Basehor-Linwood to single digits in the first three quarters of a 42-26 Kaw Valley League girls basketball victory Tuesday.
LHS hammers Harmon, 78-18
December 5, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High could get used to playing in the Kansas City Kansas League. One night after thumping Kansas City Washington to break a 15-game losing skid, the LHS girls basketball team now has a two-game winning streak.
Notebook: Raucous crowd sees ‘ugly win’
December 5, 2001
By Gary Bedore Nobody was yawning after Kansas University’s 83-76 men’s basketball victory over Wake Forest on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. But that might only be because a loud crowd kept the Jayhawks awake in what KU junior Nick Collison called “kind of an ugly win.”
OKC breaks ground on new federal building
December 5, 2001
Workers broke ground for a new federal building Tuesday, with the mayor saying he hoped the project would send a message of hope to New Yorkers recovering from the Sept. 11 attack.
R. Kelly hits his rhythym
R&B singer collects six Billboard Music Awards
December 5, 2001
R&B singer R. Kelly was the big winner Tuesday night at the Billboard Music Awards, taking home six awards while Destiny’s Child and country crooner Tim McGraw picked up five apiece.
Ronald Koehn
December 5, 2001
Governor urges Kansans to be vigilant
December 5, 2001
Kansans are being urged to maintain their vigilance because of the latest warning that more terrorist attacks are possible in the coming weeks. The alert, announced Monday by Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge, was the third general warning issued by the government since the Sept. 11 terrorism attacks.
John A. Kersey
December 5, 2001
Fruitcakes bring science to life
December 5, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger Hidden in kitchens here and there across America are fermenting fruitcakes, those traditional holiday concoctions of dried fruit, rum, sugar and a token amount of flour. Right about now, fruitcakes made in mid-November or earlier should be kicking into gear, setting off one low-speed chemical reaction after another.
High court hears transsexual marriage case
$2.5 million estate at root of challenge
December 5, 2001
An attorney for a transsexual told the state’s highest court Tuesday that if it doesn’t declare her marriage valid, it will create the impression it supports same-sex unions. The Supreme Court is reviewing a dispute over the $2.5 million estate of Marshall Gardiner, a Leavenworth stockbroker and former newspaper reporter who died in 1999 without a will.
Holiday baking recipes
December 5, 2001
Stake a claim to flavor
December 5, 2001
With carefully chosen ingredients that combine simple, fresh items and lively seasoning, dishes that are quick and easy to make can also have a variety of texture and depth of flavor.
Simien ‘OK’ in return
December 5, 2001
By Doug Pacey This was supposed to happen nearly three weeks ago in Maui for Wayne Simien. The freshman from Leavenworth didn’t want to make his Kansas debut at Allen Fieldhouse. But a knee injury kept him out of the Jayhawks’ first five games, and his opener was against No. 23 Wake Forest on Tuesday night.
Dangerous crossing
December 5, 2001
How to try the terrorists
December 5, 2001
By Mike Hoeflich In recent weeks, President Bush and Atty. Gen. JohnAshcroft have made several decisions which have generated a substantial amount of debate.
Sprint issues profit warning
KC firm gets eBay deal
December 5, 2001
Sprint Corp. on Tuesday said projected revenues at its wireless division would be higher than the prior year, while earnings in its local and long-distance FON Group would fall below earlier forecasts.
Men’s Roundup: Arizona trips No. 5 Illinois, 87-82
Northern Iowa claims 78-76 victory over 12th-ranked Iowa
December 5, 2001
To say Arizona coach Lute Olson is surprised by his young team’s start this season is an understatement. “Somebody said after our first game in New York that I looked shocked,” Olson said after his seventh-ranked Wildcats held off No. 5 Illinois, 87-82, Tuesday night. “I am shocked.”
Women’s Roundup: Top-ranked Connecticut cruises
No. 17 Texas takes 83-52 win over Southwest Texas
December 5, 2001
Connecticut’s depth and defense quickly turned its Big East opener against St. John’s into an 88-28 rout Tuesday night. The Huskies (8-0, 1-0 Big East) dominated wire-to-wire, jumping to a 44-9 halftime lead and holding St. John’s to the fewest points in school history.
Pakistan assists CIA in hunt for bin Laden
December 5, 2001
Pakistan has agreed to step up cooperation with the CIA in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, which is now centering on the rugged mountains along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan, Pakistani intelligence officials said Tuesday.
Afghans agree on interim government
December 5, 2001
A new Afghan government headed by Hamid Karzai, the Pashtun warlord leading the insurrection in Kandahar against the Taliban, was taking shape on Tuesday, and was expected to assume power in Kabul before Christmas, said western observers.
Ugrades sought in math program
December 5, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence school board member Scott Morgan doesn’t want to hear any whining about the cost of upgrading the district’s math curriculum. The pending overhaul of kindergarten through eighth-grade math programs in Lawrence public schools could cost the district approximately $600,000.
Rumsfeld considering options for dealing with American Taliban
December 5, 2001
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday he is considering “various options” for dealing with the 20-year-old California man captured with Taliban soldiers, but a decision on his fate is not a top priority as the war continues in Afghanistan.
Chicago shakes off controversy surrounding coach for 103-75 win
December 5, 2001
For one night at least, the Chicago Bulls soothed the frustrations of coach Tim Floyd, giving him his most lopsided win since taking the job four seasons ago. “Winning is the cure-all,” guard Greg Anthony said after the Bulls routed Houston, 103-75, Tuesday night, sending the tired and depleted Rockets to their seventh straight loss.
December 5, 2001
By Gary Bedore Nobody was yawning after Kansas University’s 83-76 men’s basketball victory over Wake Forest on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. But that might only be because a loud crowd kept the Jayhawks awake in what KU junior Nick Collison called “kind of an ugly win.”
in return
December 5, 2001
By Doug Pacey This was supposed to happen nearly three weeks ago in Maui for Wayne Simien. The freshman from Leavenworth didn’t want to make his Kansas debut at Allen Fieldhouse. But a knee injury kept him out of the Jayhawks’ first five games, and his opener was against No. 23 Wake Forest on Tuesday night.
Falls services
December 5, 2001
Graveside services for Susie M. Falls, 73, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Mrs. Falls died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at her home.
River City Weekly video: Sara Paretsky speaks about new novel
December 5, 2001
Greg Hurd interviews Lawrence-born detective novelist Sara Paretsky about her lastest V.I. Warshowski novel, “Total Recall.”
Northern Iowa claims 78-76 victory over 12th-ranked Iowa
December 5, 2001
To say Arizona coach Lute Olson is surprised by his young team’s start this season is an understatement. “Somebody said after our first game in New York that I looked shocked,” Olson said after his seventh-ranked Wildcats held off No. 5 Illinois, 87-82, Tuesday night. “I am shocked.”
Group recommends 1,000 acres to assist in creation of jobs
December 5, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn A chamber of commerce group agrees Douglas County will need 1,000 acres of new industrial lands in the next 25 years if it hopes to slow the community’s increases in property taxes and commuters.
$2.5 million estate at root of challenge
December 5, 2001
An attorney for a transsexual told the state’s highest court Tuesday that if it doesn’t declare her marriage valid, it will create the impression it supports same-sex unions. The Supreme Court is reviewing a dispute over the $2.5 million estate of Marshall Gardiner, a Leavenworth stockbroker and former newspaper reporter who died in 1999 without a will.
6Sports video report: KU takes Wake Forest
December 5, 2001
James Sido reports on KU’s win Tuesday over Wake Forest—the first time since 1998 KU has had back to back wins over top 25 opponents.
Afghans agree on interim government
December 5, 2001
A new Afghan government headed by Hamid Karzai, the Pashtun warlord leading the insurrection in Kandahar against the Taliban, was taking shape on Tuesday, and was expected to assume power in Kabul before Christmas, said western observers.
James Glenn
December 5, 2001
Memorial services for James Glenn, 78, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Lawrence. Private inurnment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Glenn died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center, Topeka. He moved to Lawrence in 1958 and had formerly lived in Topeka.
6Sports video report: KU players excited to work with Mangino
December 5, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the new KU head football coach, Mark Mangino.
Explosion reported today
December 5, 2001
An explosion shook central Jerusalem on this morning, but no injuries to Israelis were immediately reported, police said. It appeared to have been a suicide bombing, a police spokesman said.
Parade praise
December 5, 2001
To the editor: Dec. 1: What a beautiful sunny day for a parade! Thanks to Rob Phillips and the Eldridge, and all the people who donated to keep the Christmas parade going. Lawrence has many wonderful traditions, and the Christmas parade is one that must continue for years to come. We talked to a number of people from the Overland Park and Olathe areas, and they said, “We come every year for the parade!” Lawrence is a great place to live.
Briefs
December 5, 2001
Jordan sends regrets to San Antonio fans Brashear gets probation for assault charge
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
December 5, 2001
IN 1976 With unemployment and wholesale prices rising, Democrat President-elect Jimmy Carter said the economy would be his priority upon taking office.
Gertrude Swartz
December 5, 2001
Horton Services for Gertrude Swartz, 91, Everest, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Horton United Methodist Church, Horton. Burial will be in Denton Cemetery, Denton. Mrs. Swartz died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Eudora Nursing Center.
B singer collects six Billboard Music Awards
December 5, 2001
R&B singer R. Kelly was the big winner Tuesday night at the Billboard Music Awards, taking home six awards while Destiny’s Child and country crooner Tim McGraw picked up five apiece.
AD says trip would be too costly
December 5, 2001
After starting the season with six victories and hopes of a national title, UCLA will skip any bowl game following a late-season collapse. Gary Beck, executive director of the Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, Idaho, confirmed Tuesday that the 7-4 Bruins won’t be one of the participants.
Postal Service ends year $1.68 billion in the red
December 5, 2001
Battered by the terrorist attacks and a declining economy, the Postal Service saw its first drop in volume in a decade and finished the fiscal year with a $1.68 billion loss. Managers are scrambling to cut expenses, seeking help from Congress and discussing the possibility of speeding up a rate increase.
U.S. troops killed by misdirected airstrike
December 5, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 3:14 p.m.) American bombs accidentally killed three U.S. servicemen and injured 20 others in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday. Anti-Taliban fighters in the mountainous east battled al-Qaida guerrillas, capturing territory below a suspected cave hide-out of Osama bin Laden.
Man suspected of sending fake anthrax threat letters caught
December 5, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 5:47 p.m.) An escaped convict suspected of mailing hundreds of anthrax hoax letters to abortion clinics was captured Wednesday at a copy shop in this Cincinnati suburb.
Adequate temperature helps ensure a jolly holiday
December 5, 2001
By Susan Krumm I enjoy eggnog during the holidays but am concerned about using raw eggs. How can I safely make eggnog? You can still make your favorite eggnog recipe at home if you follow some precautions or take some alternative steps to avoid including raw eggs in your recipe.
Stake a claim to flavor
December 5, 2001
With carefully chosen ingredients that combine simple, fresh items and lively seasoning, dishes that are quick and easy to make can also have a variety of texture and depth of flavor.
On the street
December 5, 2001
When do you expect the KU football team to experience a turnaround? Kristi Henderson, KU student, Lawrence
Stumped for ideas? Take to the kitchen and bake away
December 5, 2001
As the last of the turkey leftovers disappear, many of us experience the first uncomfortable stirrings of gift-giving anxiety. Others, who are strongly affected by store displays, have been in Christmas-distress mode since Labor Day.
Ugrades sought in math program
December 5, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence school board member Scott Morgan doesn’t want to hear any whining about the cost of upgrading the district’s math curriculum. The pending overhaul of kindergarten through eighth-grade math programs in Lawrence public schools could cost the district approximately $600,000.
Witness disputes autopsy finding
December 5, 2001
By Mike Belt An elderly Franklin County woman died last year from myriad health problems, not injuries suffered in a severe beating. That, at least, is the opinion of a Montana pathologist who testified Tuesday before a Franklin County jury.
Sound off
December 5, 2001
Q: I believe that little street off Iowa and Ninth streets, by the gas station, is a one-way street, but the sign is gone that indicated so. When will we get it back? I almost got into a wreck. A: “We were not aware that the sign was missing,” said David Woosley, a traffic engineer for the city. “We will get it reinstalled.”
Governor urges Kansans to be vigilant
December 5, 2001
Kansans are being urged to maintain their vigilance because of the latest warning that more terrorist attacks are possible in the coming weeks. The alert, announced Monday by Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge, was the third general warning issued by the government since the Sept. 11 terrorism attacks.
City to consider suing for Watkins trust control
December 5, 2001
By Joel Mathis Elizabeth Watkins deserves better than to have her grave fall into disrepair, Louis Klemp says. That’s why he wants the city to take over a trust fund Watkins left to make sure her grave was taken care of at Oak Hill Cemetery.
KU police assist in chase
December 5, 2001
By Mindie Paget Suspects in two burglaries who led Lawrence law enforcement officers on a car chase early Tuesday ended up in Butler County Jail. A 21-year-old man and a 16-year-old youth, both of Tonganoxie, were arrested on charges not related to the chase by Kansas Highway Patrol troopers when they tried to exit the Kansas Turnpike at El Dorado without a ticket.
Commodities
December 5, 2001
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator Wheat, $2.64; corn, $1.86; milo, $1.86; soybeans, $4.10. Edgerton Elevator Wheat, $2.67; corn, $1.86; milo, $1.86; soybeans, $4.10. Overbrook Elevator Wheat, $2.67; corn, $1.86; milo, $1.86; soybeans, $4.10. Midland Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.88; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.12. Lawrence Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.91; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.15. Pauline Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.91; milo, $1.90; soybeans, $4.15.
Recession more real than terrorism
December 5, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Sixty years ago this week, on Dec. 7, 1941, Japan launched a devastating attack on the United States fleet and air bases in Hawaii. Pearl Harbor Day the day FDR said “will live in infamy” remains a landmark in history and in the minds of those of us with our personal memories of that transforming moment in our lives.
OKC breaks ground on new federal building
December 5, 2001
Workers broke ground for a new federal building Tuesday, with the mayor saying he hoped the project would send a message of hope to New Yorkers recovering from the Sept. 11 attack.
s support for Israel measured
December 5, 2001
Secretary of State Colin Powell voiced qualified support on Tuesday for Israeli retaliation for terror attacks and said Yasser Arafat must do more to control Palestinian terrorist groups.
Kansas women hit road for second Pac-10 foe: Arizona State
December 5, 2001
By Doug Pacey Four days after falling to Oregon, Kansas will face another Pac-10 school, Arizona State. The Jayhawks (3-4) will take on the Sun Devils (6-2) at 8 tonight at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz.
KU hires right man to fix football woes
December 5, 2001
By Chuck Woodling OK, he’ll never be the poster boy for Weight Watchers or TOPS or Jenny Craig or Metabolite, but know this about Mark Mangino: He’s a good guy who also happens to be a good coach, and that’s a rare combination in the jungle of NCAA Div. I-A football.
Deacons bemoan lost chances
December 5, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Throw out the ifs and buts and cut to the chase, said Wake Forest guard Broderick Hicks, and the wrong team won. The scoreboard may have read Kansas 83, Wake Forest 76 on Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse, but Hicks couldn’t believe it.
s daughter happy with reunion
December 5, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Samantha Mangino chose to attend Kansas University, in part, to strike out on her own away from her family. Now a sophomore, she’s looking forward to her father, mother and brother moving to Lawrence.
s
December 5, 2001
By Gary Bedore So, Mark Mangino, are you a college basketball fan? “I’m a real big one now,” the 45-year-old Mangino said Tuesday after being introduced as Kansas University’s 35th football coach. “This is the place to be to watch big-time college basketball.”
New KU coach grilled about girth
December 5, 2001
By Robert Sinclair New Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino knows he might be a little overweight. In fact, the former Oklahoma and Kansas State assistant embraces the fact.
Attorneys appeal conviction of teen-ager’s murderer
December 5, 2001
Kansas Supreme Court justices heard arguments Tuesday in the appeal of a Jefferson County murder conviction.
December 5, 2001
ABC has dropped the Spanish-language version of “World News Tonight,” calling it an experiment that failed to attract viewers. The translation for audiences in 33 major cities was available through the Secondary Audio Program channel, or SAP, a feature available on most stereo television sets.
Paralyzed victim testifies in attempted-murder trial
December 5, 2001
By Dave Ranney Allen Toshavik said it all started around 1 or 2 in the morning. That’s when he and John McGautha decided to go see a woman named Rachel. To get to Rachel’s place, they needed to borrow Ronnell McGautha’s car. But Ronnell said no, and he wouldn’t drive them there, either.
Man’s‘ the man at Kansas
OU aide would sooner be a Jayhawk
December 5, 2001
By Robert Sinclair When Kansas University athletics director Al Bohl began his search for a new football coach, he said he wanted someone who could lead the Jayhawks to a Big 12 championship. A month later, Bohl is confident he’s found his man. “Our goal is to be the best in the Big 12,” Mark Mangino declared Tuesday afternoon shortly after being introduced as KU’s 35th head football coach.
Powell’s support for Israel measured
December 5, 2001
Secretary of State Colin Powell voiced qualified support on Tuesday for Israeli retaliation for terror attacks and said Yasser Arafat must do more to control Palestinian terrorist groups.
Take a crack at safe eggnog
Adequate temperature helps ensure a jolly holiday
December 5, 2001
By Susan Krumm I enjoy eggnog during the holidays but am concerned about using raw eggs. How can I safely make eggnog? You can still make your favorite eggnog recipe at home if you follow some precautions or take some alternative steps to avoid including raw eggs in your recipe.
NBA Roundup: Bulls deal Rockets seventh straight loss
Chicago shakes off controversy surrounding coach for 103-75 win
December 5, 2001
For one night at least, the Chicago Bulls soothed the frustrations of coach Tim Floyd, giving him his most lopsided win since taking the job four seasons ago. “Winning is the cure-all,” guard Greg Anthony said after the Bulls routed Houston, 103-75, Tuesday night, sending the tired and depleted Rockets to their seventh straight loss.
NHL Roundup: Bondra bags 400th career goal as Capitals clip Rangers
December 5, 2001
Peter Bondra used different sticks for his 400th and 401st NHL goals. He saved the silver stick he was presented with before the game. Bondra became the fifth active player to score 400 goals with one team when the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers, 5-2, Tuesday night.
Postal Service ends year $1.68 billion in the red
December 5, 2001
Battered by the terrorist attacks and a declining economy, the Postal Service saw its first drop in volume in a decade and finished the fiscal year with a $1.68 billion loss. Managers are scrambling to cut expenses, seeking help from Congress and discussing the possibility of speeding up a rate increase.
ABC drops Spanish newscast of ‘World News Tonight’
December 5, 2001
ABC has dropped the Spanish-language version of “World News Tonight,” calling it an experiment that failed to attract viewers. The translation for audiences in 33 major cities was available through the Secondary Audio Program channel, or SAP, a feature available on most stereo television sets.
Journal-World receives awards at AP contest
December 5, 2001
J-W Staff Reports A Lawrence Journal-World photographer and the newspaper itself were among larger newspapers honored in Kansas and Missouri in the 2001 Missouri-Kansas Associated Press Photo Contest.
KU police assist in chase
December 5, 2001
By Mindie Paget Suspects in two burglaries who led Lawrence law enforcement officers on a car chase early Tuesday ended up in Butler County Jail. A 21-year-old man and a 16-year-old youth, both of Tonganoxie, were arrested on charges not related to the chase by Kansas Highway Patrol troopers when they tried to exit the Kansas Turnpike at El Dorado without a ticket.
James Glenn
December 5, 2001
City to consider suing for Watkins trust control
December 5, 2001
By Joel Mathis Elizabeth Watkins deserves better than to have her grave fall into disrepair, Louis Klemp says. That’s why he wants the city to take over a trust fund Watkins left to make sure her grave was taken care of at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Gifts from the heart
Stumped for ideas? Take to the kitchen and bake away
December 5, 2001
As the last of the turkey leftovers disappear, many of us experience the first uncomfortable stirrings of gift-giving anxiety. Others, who are strongly affected by store displays, have been in Christmas-distress mode since Labor Day.
Police theory: Wrong house was targeted in shooting
December 5, 2001
Police say shots that killed a woman as she slept during the weekend may have been fired by gang members who targeted the wrong house. LaQuisha Hayes, 21, was shot early Sunday as she and two children, 2 and 8, were sleeping on a couch.
Setting the standard
December 5, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Setting a higher standard for high school graduation makes a lot of sense. Kansas school administrators and high school students shouldn’t be afraid of the state’s plan to explore higher graduation standards.
Taste some soul this week with ‘Jayni’
December 5, 2001
Catch “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for a dose of “Soul Food.” Host Jayni Carey and guest Sabrina Wells will prepare several examples of traditional African-American cuisine, including the recipe below.
Good neighbors
December 5, 2001
Parade praise
December 5, 2001
PrairieFire bistro flames out
Downtown site likely to become regional or national bar and grill
December 5, 2001
By Mark Fagan A restaurant that brought casual, bistro-style fine dining to Massachusetts Street is closing next week after a year in business. PrairieFire: an American Bistro, 724 Mass., will close Dec. 15, owner Steve Wilson said. He already has made contact with a Kansas City-area consultant, in search of a “regional or national” bar-and-grill restaurant concept to fill the building, whose $1 million renovation was completed in November of last year.
Daily ticker
December 5, 2001
UCLA to pass on bowl game
Bruins’ AD says trip would be too costly
December 5, 2001
After starting the season with six victories and hopes of a national title, UCLA will skip any bowl game following a late-season collapse. Gary Beck, executive director of the Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, Idaho, confirmed Tuesday that the 7-4 Bruins won’t be one of the participants.
Notre Dame’s standards unrealistic?
Coaching the Irish not a job for the faint of heart, but let’s hope ideals don’t change
December 5, 2001
A coach who won 10 more games than he lost, and on whose watch the graduation rate of football laborers reached 100 percent, has been fired. The charges against Bob Davie are that he failed to meet Notre Dame standards. A winning record and a perfect graduation rate might suffice on other campuses, but not at South Bend, Ind.
Witness disputes autopsy finding
December 5, 2001
By Mike Belt An elderly Franklin County woman died last year from myriad health problems, not injuries suffered in a severe beating. That, at least, is the opinion of a Montana pathologist who testified Tuesday before a Franklin County jury.
Explosion reported today
December 5, 2001
An explosion shook central Jerusalem on this morning, but no injuries to Israelis were immediately reported, police said. It appeared to have been a suicide bombing, a police spokesman said.
Board weighs funding priorities
Larger class sizes, staff cuts considered
December 5, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence schools Supt. Randy Weseman said Tuesday that the state’s budget problems could force the district to open next year with bigger elementary school classes and without all-day kindergarten programs.
LHS hammers Harmon, 78-18
December 5, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High could get used to playing in the Kansas City Kansas League. One night after thumping Kansas City Washington to break a 15-game losing skid, the LHS girls basketball team now has a two-game winning streak.
Briefly
December 5, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Lawmakers pray for country Washington, D.C.: Capitol tours delayed San Francisco: AMA suggests study for smallpox vaccinations
Israeli airstrikes intensify in Palestine
December 5, 2001
Israeli warplanes and helicopter gunships unleashed fierce airstrikes Tuesday on several Palestinian cities, firing rockets at a police building within 50 yards of Yasser Arafat’s main office in the West Bank.
McLouth topples Seabury
December 5, 2001
McLouth outscored the Seahawks 20-11 in the second half en route to a 42-35 boys basketball victory on Tuesday. Isaac Gardner led McLouth (2-0) with 15 points and Nathan Subelka added eight.
Afghan troops combing foothills for Bin Laden; U.S. evaluates targets
December 5, 2001
The long-awaited ground attack on suspected terrorist hide-outs in northeastern Afghanistan got under way Tuesday as the Pentagon challenged persistent reports that the effort to flush Osama bin Laden from his rumored bunker complex in the mountainous region has caused widespread civilian casualties.
SFT girls smother Basehor-Linwood; Perry-Lecompton pops Tonganoxie
December 5, 2001
Santa Fe Trail struggled offensively but held Basehor-Linwood to single digits in the first three quarters of a 42-26 Kaw Valley League girls basketball victory Tuesday.
Jayhawks escape Wake - Kansas 83, Wake Forest 76
KU wins despite foul free throwing
December 5, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas University’s basketball players have the day off today. Sort of. “Coach said, ‘If you are smart you’ll get a ball and find a basket and shoot some free throws,”’ KU junior Drew Gooden said after the No. 4-ranked Jayhawks hit just 20 of 40 free throws in an 83-76 victory over No. 23-Wake Forest on Tuesday night at unseasonably steamy Allen Fieldhouse.
Receiver Hill happy to join Mangino finally
December 5, 2001
By Doug Pacey Six years, three schools, three jobs and two states later, Mark Mangino finally landed Harrison Hill. “That’s the longest recruiting story in history,” Mangino said with a smile. “It took me six years to get the guy on my team. I finally had to give up and go join him.”
Williams lauds new hire
Former coach Fambrough also fan of Mangino’s
December 5, 2001
So, Mark Mangino, are you a college basketball fan? “I’m a real big one now,” the 45-year-old Mangino said Tuesday after being introduced as Kansas University’s 35th football coach. “This is the place to be to watch big-time college basketball.”
6News video report: Prairie Fire to shut its doors
December 5, 2001
Tina Terry reports on the closing of the Prairie Fire Bistro in downtown Lawrence.
River City Weekly video: Sara Paretsky speaks about new novel
December 5, 2001
Greg Hurd interviews Lawrence-born detective novelist Sara Paretsky about her lastest V.I. Warshowski novel, “Total Recall.”
People
December 5, 2001
Extortion charges dropped Diary mystery solved Pitt an easy prank victim Help with homework
People
December 5, 2001
Extortion charges dropped Diary mystery solved Pitt an easy prank victim Help with homework
Briefcase
December 5, 2001
Bankruptcy: Enron shares surge Steel: Companies mull merger Manufacturing: Sauer-Danfoss tabs CFO
Briefcase
December 5, 2001
Bankruptcy: Enron shares surge Steel: Companies mull merger Manufacturing: Sauer-Danfoss tabs CFO
Briefs
December 5, 2001
Jordan sends regrets to San Antonio fans Brashear gets probation for assault charge
City Commission Briefs
December 5, 2001
New bicycle ordinance gets preliminary OK City puts new bite into snow-removal law Bar wants changes to site plan restriction
City Commission Briefs
December 5, 2001
New bicycle ordinance gets preliminary OK City puts new bite into snow-removal law Bar wants changes to site plan restriction
Daily ticker
December 5, 2001
Dow Industrials +129.88, 9,893.84
Dangerous crossing
December 5, 2001
To the editor: This letter is concerning the need for some kind of traffic-calming device at the East Hills Business Park and the K-10 intersection. I still have not figured out why our leaders would work so fast and be so determined to get a roundabout on Harvard Road, but they will not lift a finger to try and curb some of the problems at this intersection. Maybe it’s because the Lawrence city commissioners and the KDOT folks do not have to drive through this deadly intersection every day to go to work.
Gertrude Swartz
December 5, 2001
Good neighbors
December 5, 2001
To the editor: I was saddened to read about the problems that some neighbors have with St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center’s planned expansion. The parking structure will not add congestion; it will help the flow of traffic.
John A. Kersey
December 5, 2001
Baldwin Graveside services for John A. Kersey, 58, Ottawa, will be at 11 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mr. Kersey died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at his home.
Nation Briefs
December 5, 2001
Florida: Shuttle launch delayed Washington: Computer virus deletes anti-virus programs Washington, D.C.: PCB dredging ordered Washington, D.C.: House passes measure on telemarketing calls
Nation Briefs
December 5, 2001
Florida: Shuttle launch delayed Washington: Computer virus deletes anti-virus programs Washington, D.C.: PCB dredging ordered Washington, D.C.: House passes measure on telemarketing calls
McLouth topples Seabury
December 5, 2001
McLouth outscored the Seahawks 20-11 in the second half en route to a 42-35 boys basketball victory on Tuesday. Isaac Gardner led McLouth (2-0) with 15 points and Nathan Subelka added eight.
Monkey business?
December 5, 2001
On the record
December 5, 2001
On the record
December 5, 2001
Law enforcement report Police reports
Quotebook
December 5, 2001
Region Briefs
December 5, 2001
WICHITA: Suspect in shootings to testify at trial KANSAS CITY, Mo.: High school to institute uniform requirement WICHITA: Banking executive dies at age 84
Setting the standard
December 5, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Setting a higher standard for high school graduation makes a lot of sense. Kansas school administrators and high school students shouldn’t be afraid of the state’s plan to explore higher graduation standards.
Thell Dean
December 5, 2001
KU faces fund-raising challenges
December 5, 2001
By Terry Rombeck On Sept. 7, the Kansas University Endowment Association officially announced the largest fund-raising drive in the university’s history. But only four days after the campaign was announced, all the rules for fund raising changed. Lindsay Byers, assistant director of annual giving, said officials had a choice: “Do we tiptoe around the issue, or do we go back to business as usual, as (President) Bush said?”
Thell Dean
December 5, 2001
Eudora Graveside services for Thell Dean, 92, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Eudora City Cemetery. Mr. Dean died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Eudora Nursing Center.
Mangino eager to get to work
December 5, 2001
When Mark Mangino was trying to figure out his next move after accepting the job as Kansas University’s head football coach, he spoke with someone who’d been through a coaching change before.
Kansas women hit road for second Pac-10 foe: Arizona State
December 5, 2001
By Doug Pacey Four days after falling to Oregon, Kansas will face another Pac-10 school, Arizona State. The Jayhawks (3-4) will take on the Sun Devils (6-2) at 8 tonight at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz.
Deacons bemoan lost chances
December 5, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Throw out the ifs and buts and cut to the chase, said Wake Forest guard Broderick Hicks, and the wrong team won. The scoreboard may have read Kansas 83, Wake Forest 76 on Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse, but Hicks couldn’t believe it.