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Fuller found guilty of second-degree murder
December 6, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 5:10 p.m.) A Franklin County jury Thursday found a Johnson County man guilty in the beating of an elderly couple, but the verdicts weren’t what prosecutors had sought.
Marines fire into desert after detecting ‘credible threat’
December 6, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 4:10 p.m.) U.S. Marines went on alert late Thursday and fired mortars around their base in southern Afghanistan to repel what a spokesman said was “almost certainly” an attempt by Taliban forces to probe their defenses.
Body of one of three missing KSU students found
December 6, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 2:45 p.m.) Authorities on Thursday found the body of one of three Kansas State University freshmen missing on Tuttle Creek Lake in northeast Kansas.
35 feared shot at Indiana factory
December 6, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 4:06 p.m.) As many as 35 people were feared shot Thursday at a factory in an industrial park, authorities said.
Ashcroft defends anti-terror tactics
December 6, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 12:24 p.m.) Attorney General John Ashcroft, defending administration measures to counteract terrorism, declared Thursday the nation must not let down its guard against threats that present “a daily chronicle of the hatred of Americans by fanatics.”
Taliban agrees to surrender Kandahar
December 6, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 12:25 p.m.) The Taliban agreed Thursday to surrender their last major bastion Kandahar to tribal forces under a deal guaranteeing the safety of their supreme leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, officials of both sides said.
Student injured in motorcycle accident near KU campus
December 6, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 2:41 p.m.) A Kansas University student was seriously injured Thursday morning in a motorcycle accident on Naismith Drive just south of KU’s campus.
Pentagon investigates deaths of three U.S. soldiers
December 6, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 11:39 a.m.) Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has ordered an investigation into the mistaken bombing in Afghanistan that killed three U.S. soldiers.
KU swim signees
December 6, 2001
Three out-of-state swimmers have signed national scholarship agreements with Kansas University. They are Gina Gnatzig of Whitewater, Wis.; Lindsey Urbatchka of Sheridan, Wyo.; and Amy Roller of Moline, Ill.
Wrong message
December 6, 2001
THE MAG: Top Movies
December 6, 2001
THE MAG: Top Music
December 6, 2001
THE MAG: Letters
December 6, 2001
Wrestle-mania Thanks so much for the great article (“War of the Weekend Wrestlers”) in the Nov. 29 edition of The Mag. Honestly, it is one of the best articles I have read on any wrestling promotion. All of us at Central States Wrestling give 110 percent for our fans, and hopefully in the near future we can entertain Lawrence wrestling aficionados. I love pro wrestling more than anything, and I’m looking forward to showing my passion for wrestling to my hometown crowd. At CSW, we do as much as possible to provide a great show to the fans. We do high flying, hardcore, tables, ladders, chairs, chain matches, steel cage matches, etc. Pro wrestling is and always will be about the fans. Thanks again for the awesome article and the opportunity for CSW to expand its fan base. Anyone interested in CSW can access www.centralstateswreslting.com. It has the CSW roster, pictures, news, upcoming events, a message board, links and much more.
THE MAG: Film Review - A tangled web
Richard Linklater’s ‘Tape’ makes the most out of its stage-like claustrophobic setting
December 6, 2001
By Dan Lybarger “Tape” may take place entirely in a small motel room, but it packs an emotional wallop the size of an entire city. Working from Stephen Belber’s one-act play, Richard Linklater proves the adage that “less is more” by getting uncomfortably close to the three people who occupy the film.
THE MAG: Film Review - Thieving Las Vegas
Remake of ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ finds right balance between hipness and suspense
December 6, 2001
By Jon Niccum The appeal of the original “Ocean’s Eleven” was that it looked like everyone involved in making the movie was having a thoroughly good time. This air of relaxed hedonism was contagious enough so that it disguised sluggish pacing, shoddy staging, a plot full of inconsistencies and enough martini-fueled acts of misogyny to make even Frank Sinatra devotees cringe.
On the record
December 6, 2001
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
On the record
December 6, 2001
NBA Briefs
December 6, 2001
Detective says police have strong case against Olowokandi ABC, ESPN bidding for NBA TV rights Sixers’ team bus involved in accident
NBA Briefs
December 6, 2001
Detective says police have strong case against Olowokandi ABC, ESPN bidding for NBA TV rights Sixers’ team bus involved in accident
Maintenance is key
December 6, 2001
Lawrence Briefs
December 6, 2001
Commodity distribution stopped for December ‘Today Show’ selects Lawrence to receive toys KU presents arts performance KU sets final exam
Lawrence Briefs
December 6, 2001
Commodity distribution stopped for December ‘Today Show’ selects Lawrence to receive toys KU presents arts performance KU sets final exam
In the halls
December 6, 2001
This week’s question Asked at Free State High School Should the Pledge of Allegiance be said in school?
In the halls
December 6, 2001
Daily Ticker
December 6, 2001
Daily Ticker
December 6, 2001
Dow Industrials +220.45, 10,114.29
Correction
December 6, 2001
City responsibility
December 6, 2001
To the editor: I read your article about the family who had sewer damage. On Jan. 1, 2001, our next door neighbor had their sewer back up. Nine days later, ours did too. On Jan. 10, 2001, our insurer said it would help us. It ended up paying us roughly $13,000 worth of damage.
Public pledge
December 6, 2001
To the editor: I learned in school from an article published in the Journal-World on Nov. 10 that there was somewhat of an argument on when and where the Pledge of Allegiance was appropriate to recite. I am a person, for one, who agrees with Austin Turney that it should not be recited in public places, especially schools. Although we do live in Kansas, there are certain minorities who feel that the “under God” portion of the pledge is not referring to their God.
Bad timing for Chiefs to visit Oakland
December 6, 2001
The fortunes of football are frowning once again on Kansas City. In their last game, they caught Philadelphia still smarting from a 13-3 loss to underdog Washington. So the Eagles came to Kansas City on a Thursday night and completely dominated their hosts, 23-10, admittedly satisfied to have made up for their previous poor game.
NHL Roundup: Keenan claims first win with Panthers
Florida halts four-game losing streak with 2-0 victory over Columbus
December 6, 2001
The Mike Keenan era got off to a perfect start Wednesday night. Roberto Luongo stopped 23 shots for his fourth shutout as the Florida Panthers beat Columbus, 2-0, to snap a four-game losing streak.
Wichita State’s Mack too much for K-State
December 6, 2001
Wichita State’s Troy Mack controlled the paint with 20 points and 10 rebounds to give the Shockers a 65-56 win over Kansas State on Wednesday night. The Wildcats came back from an eight-point halftime deficit to lead 47-43 with about eight minutes to play.
Peppers wins Lombardi Award
Tar Heel recognized as top college lineman
December 6, 2001
Julius Peppers, the North Carolina defensive end who gave up basketball to concentrate on football, won the Vince Lombardi Award on Wednesday night as the top college lineman.
Florida quarterback Grossman AP’s college player of year
December 6, 2001
Rex Grossman might remember his record-setting year at Florida more for the sting of a season-shattering loss. Despite a gallant effort by Grossman, Florida lost to Tennessee, 34-32, last week and missed a chance to play for the Southeastern Conference title and a spot in the BCS national championship game in the Rose Bowl.
Home-business law to face test in 2002
December 6, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County commissioners were told Wednesday they may have to quickly begin the process to shut down as many as 18 rural, home-based businesses early next year.
University of Nebraska budget down $11 million next year
Officials say no staff positions to be cut, but vacancies won’t be filled
December 6, 2001
No faculty or staff positions will be eliminated this year at the University of Nebraska as it deals with budget cuts. However, at least 45 positions will not be filled and more may be left vacant next year, NU President L. Dennis Smith said in a release Wednesday.
Lawrence enjoys record temperatures
December 6, 2001
By Mindie Paget Some folks have shed wool sweaters and heavy coats for T-shirts and shorts the past few days, as record-high temperatures have swept through Lawrence. But the end of balmy weather is in sight. Meteorologists expect weekend temperatures to dip into the 40s.
THE MAG: What Are You Reading?
December 6, 2001
THE MAG: Angels among us
Honky Tonk Angels’ aims to please fans of traditional country
December 6, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Topeka may be a sprawling city nowadays, but in reality it’s really just an overgrown Kansas town whose roots are firmly entrenched in the country lifestyle. Lawrence has that whole arts community vibe going, and Kansas City is as metropolitan as any Midwest city can be, but Topeka is steeped in a twangier tradition.
THE MAG: Arts Notes
December 6, 2001
Pianist to play popular ‘Peanuts’ songs Baldwin arts council plans Christmas tea Museum to mark winter holidays National Ag Center to celebrate holidays
THE MAG: Bang on the drum
An all-percussion ensemble has ears ringing
December 6, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near “Sticks of Thunder” isn’t the type of event people associate with the staid, renovated Union Station in Kansas City, Mo. For better or worse, the emphasis at the station has been on making any visit there enlightening and educational which some people associate with boring.
Briefly
December 6, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Leahy anthrax letter opened Washington, D.C.: Missing foreigners tracked Washington, D.C.: Post-attacks security may cost states $4 billion Pakistan: Refugees to be expelled
THE MAG: Wake Up Call - GTAs are D.O.A.
The French and Italian departments run into trouble on the mean streets of KU
December 6, 2001
Teaching students how to “parler Frans” should be an innocuous act. Unfortunately, on the cold, harsh streets of the Kansas University campus, not everyone plays by the rules.
USDA may restrict butterfly releases
December 6, 2001
The classic school science project raising Monarch butterflies, then watching them flutter into the wild could become illegal, a victim of federal bureaucracy eager to protect threatened Western milkweeds.
NBA Roundup: Pierce packs punch
Celtics trip Nuggets for fifth straight victory
December 6, 2001
Paul Pierce needed a little time to find his range against the Denver Nuggets. Pierce scored 21 of his 35 points in the third quarter and Antoine Walker added 28 to lead the Boston Celtics to their fifth straight victory, 95-80 over Denver on Wednesday night.
Haskell to be upgraded
December 6, 2001
Lawrence High football players and members of the LHS coaching staff will help re-sod Haskell Stadium’s football field this weekend. Any former Lions interested in helping finance the project or help lay sod should report to HINU at 9 a.m. Saturday.
THE MAG: Off the Beatle path
The late George Harrison generated surprising contributions to world of cinema
December 6, 2001
By Dan Lybarger When George Harrison died of cancer last week at the age of 58, many recounted his guitar playing for The Beatles, his concert for the poor of Bangladesh, his stint as a Traveling Wilbury and his accomplishments as a solo artist.
Former AG endorses senator
December 6, 2001
A candidate for attorney general is bragging about an endorsement from former Atty. Gen. Bob Stephan. A legislator who dropped out of the race is running for a judgeship. Stephan has endorsed Sen. David Adkins of Leawood, who faces former state Rep. Phill Kline of Shawnee for the Republican nomination.
Linda Tripp may lose home to foreclosure
December 6, 2001
Linda Tripp is facing foreclosure on the home where she recorded the telephone calls with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky that triggered the impeachment of President Clinton.
Columbine journal a true horror tale
December 6, 2001
A journal written by Columbine High School killer Eric Harris indicates he fantasized about causing a far larger bloodbath of epic proportions, including crashing a plane into New York City.
Space shuttle ‘lets freedom roar’
December 6, 2001
After nearly a week of delays, space shuttle Endeavour blasted off under heavy protection Wednesday on a flight to deliver a new crew to the international space station. The shuttle left a beautiful golden and peach contrail as it rose from its seaside pad shortly before sunset, carrying seven astronauts and a load of station supplies.
Charges filed in ‘80s killings
December 6, 2001
Authorities charged a 52-year-old truck company worker with murder Wednesday in the deaths of four women blamed on the Green River serial killer. Gary Leon Ridgway, who was arrested last week, was charged with four counts of aggravated murder after authorities said they had linked him to three of the victims with DNA evidence.
FSHS swimmers win triangular
December 6, 2001
Free State High’s swim team placed first, while Lawrence High tied Manhattan for second at the closely-contested Manhattan triangular on Wednesday. The Firebirds totaled 164 points while the other two squads had 158.
Planners eye update to Horizon 2020
December 6, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence planners hope to update much of Horizon 2020 during the next year, officials said Wednesday. Eight of the 13 chapters in Horizon 2020, the city-county long-range planning guide, will be reviewed and updated if planners can stick to what they say is an “ambitious” schedule.
Planner wants city effort to bridge town-gown gap
December 6, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence’s town-and-gown divide is detrimental to the city’s long-range planning, said an official who straddles both sides of that line. David Burress, a Kansas University economics professor who serves on the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission, raised the issue Wednesday at the commission’s mid-month study session.
Comedian Paula Poundstone released from rehab center
December 6, 2001
A judge praised Paula Poundstone’s recovery progress Wednesday and released the comedian from a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center where she was sentenced after pleading no contest to child endangerment.
Theater facing final act
Minneapolis may draw curtains on Guthrie Theater’s original home
December 6, 2001
It has been four decades since Sir Tyrone Guthrie, determined to escape the high costs and commercial pressures of Broadway, set his sights on the nation’s heartland.
Murder trial deliberations continue
Jurors weigh evidence in Franklin County case
December 6, 2001
By Mike Belt A Franklin County jury this morning will continue deliberations in the case of a Johnson County man accused of murder and attempted murder. The jury of six men and six women began weighing a verdict about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday after closing arguments in the trial of Raymond Fuller, 24.
Briefly
December 6, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Leahy anthrax letter opened Washington, D.C.: Missing foreigners tracked Washington, D.C.: Post-attacks security may cost states $4 billion Pakistan: Refugees to be expelled
New arts center moves ahead
December 6, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn As construction progresses toward perhaps a late-April opening for the new Lawrence Arts Center, Ann Evans becomes more excited, even over the little things. Evans, art center director, was thrilled at the sight of a thermostat on one of the walls during a tour Wednesday with preschool staff members and the media.
Cleanup required after wreckage spills diesel fuel and sends driver to LMH
December 6, 2001
By Mindie Paget A truck driver lost control of his 18-wheeler around noon Wednesday on a dampened Kansas Turnpike. The resulting wreck spilled diesel fuel into a stream and sent the Iowa man to the hospital.
ECO2 considers seeking ballot question
December 6, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn A November ballot question on public funding for open space and new areas for industrial development isn’t a certainty, but a chamber of commerce group is closely studying the possibility.
Commissioner reinforces policy directive to planning committee studying issue
December 6, 2001
By Joel Mathis Just in case planning commissioners didn’t get it, City Commissioner David Dunfield decided to make it clear Wednesday: The city wants new regulations to greatly restrict floodplain development.
Home-business law to face test in 2002
December 6, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County commissioners were told Wednesday they may have to quickly begin the process to shut down as many as 18 rural, home-based businesses early next year.
Student injured in motorcycle accident near KU campus
December 6, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 2:41 p.m.) A Kansas University student was seriously injured Thursday morning in a motorcycle accident on Naismith Drive just south of KU’s campus.
Body of one of three missing KSU students found
December 6, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 2:45 p.m.) Authorities on Thursday found the body of one of three Kansas State University freshmen missing on Tuttle Creek Lake in northeast Kansas.
Fuller found guilty of second-degree murder
December 6, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 5:10 p.m.) A Franklin County jury Thursday found a Johnson County man guilty in the beating of an elderly couple, but the verdicts weren’t what prosecutors had sought.
Celtics trip Nuggets for fifth straight victory
December 6, 2001
Paul Pierce needed a little time to find his range against the Denver Nuggets. Pierce scored 21 of his 35 points in the third quarter and Antoine Walker added 28 to lead the Boston Celtics to their fifth straight victory, 95-80 over Denver on Wednesday night.
Koehn services
December 6, 2001
Memorial services for Ronald Koehn, 64, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. He was cremated. Mr. Koehn died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at his home.
Bad timing for Chiefs to visit Oakland
December 6, 2001
The fortunes of football are frowning once again on Kansas City. In their last game, they caught Philadelphia still smarting from a 13-3 loss to underdog Washington. So the Eagles came to Kansas City on a Thursday night and completely dominated their hosts, 23-10, admittedly satisfied to have made up for their previous poor game.
THE MAG: Top Music
December 6, 2001
Singles 1. “Family Affair,” Mary J. Blige
aims to please fans of traditional country
December 6, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Topeka may be a sprawling city nowadays, but in reality it’s really just an overgrown Kansas town whose roots are firmly entrenched in the country lifestyle. Lawrence has that whole arts community vibe going, and Kansas City is as metropolitan as any Midwest city can be, but Topeka is steeped in a twangier tradition.
Jurors weigh evidence in Franklin County case
December 6, 2001
By Mike Belt A Franklin County jury this morning will continue deliberations in the case of a Johnson County man accused of murder and attempted murder. The jury of six men and six women began weighing a verdict about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday after closing arguments in the trial of Raymond Fuller, 24.
Fort Dodge gets $3.6 million for national veterans cemetery
December 6, 2001
Western Kansas will have its own national veterans cemetery with the award of a $3.6 million grant to build the Kansas Veterans Cemetery at Fort Dodge. The grant announced Wednesday by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony Principi will fund a cemetery on 8.5 acres next to the Kansas Soldiers Home Cemetery in Fort Dodge.
80s killings
December 6, 2001
Authorities charged a 52-year-old truck company worker with murder Wednesday in the deaths of four women blamed on the Green River serial killer. Gary Leon Ridgway, who was arrested last week, was charged with four counts of aggravated murder after authorities said they had linked him to three of the victims with DNA evidence.
December 6, 2001
After nearly a week of delays, space shuttle Endeavour blasted off under heavy protection Wednesday on a flight to deliver a new crew to the international space station. The shuttle left a beautiful golden and peach contrail as it rose from its seaside pad shortly before sunset, carrying seven astronauts and a load of station supplies.
Columbine journal a true horror tale
December 6, 2001
A journal written by Columbine High School killer Eric Harris indicates he fantasized about causing a far larger bloodbath of epic proportions, including crashing a plane into New York City.
Linda Tripp may lose home to foreclosure
December 6, 2001
Linda Tripp is facing foreclosure on the home where she recorded the telephone calls with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky that triggered the impeachment of President Clinton.
Former AG endorses senator
December 6, 2001
A candidate for attorney general is bragging about an endorsement from former Atty. Gen. Bob Stephan. A legislator who dropped out of the race is running for a judgeship. Stephan has endorsed Sen. David Adkins of Leawood, who faces former state Rep. Phill Kline of Shawnee for the Republican nomination.
Maintenance is key
December 6, 2001
To the editor: Wells Overlook Park is one of the best places in the county, but the reason it’s no good for families has nothing to do with homosexuals or illicit drug use. It is not a good place for families because the county has done very little maintenance at Wells Overlook for years.
Wrong message
December 6, 2001
To the editor: On the corner of Naismith Drive and 23rd Street lies a shop that sells “sexual items.” It is otherwise known as Priscilla’s. I checked out the newest addition to what is essentially one of the main entrances leading to KU the new Russell Stover shop (across the street from Priscilla’s) and asked the young co-ed working there what she thought of the “sex shop” across the street. The KU student’s answer surprised me: “It’s sort of embarrassing. I mean, when you visit KU, there it is . a sex shop you can’t miss it.”
Bicycle parking
December 6, 2001
To the editor: As a member of Lawrence’s Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC), I thought I should write to clear up some misconceptions about a recent J-W article on downtown bicycle parking. In the article, the J-W states that the BAC has recommended “metered bicycle parking” for Downtown Lawrence. Many people have misread this to mean “paying for bicycle parking” downtown.
USDA may restrict butterfly releases
December 6, 2001
The classic school science project raising Monarch butterflies, then watching them flutter into the wild could become illegal, a victim of federal bureaucracy eager to protect threatened Western milkweeds.
Lawrence enjoys record temperatures
December 6, 2001
By Mindie Paget Some folks have shed wool sweaters and heavy coats for T-shirts and shorts the past few days, as record-high temperatures have swept through Lawrence. But the end of balmy weather is in sight. Meteorologists expect weekend temperatures to dip into the 40s.
Commodities
December 6, 2001
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator Wheat, $2.65; corn, $1.84; milo, $1.84; soybeans, $4.08. Edgerton Elevator Wheat, $2.68; corn, $1.84; milo, $1.84; soybeans, $4.08. Overbrook Elevator Wheat, $2.68; corn, $1.84; milo, $1.84; soybeans, $4.08. Midland Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.86; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.10. Lawrence Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.89; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.13. Pauline Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.89; milo, $1.88; soybeans, $4.13.
t be filled
December 6, 2001
No faculty or staff positions will be eliminated this year at the University of Nebraska as it deals with budget cuts. However, at least 45 positions will not be filled and more may be left vacant next year, NU President L. Dennis Smith said in a release Wednesday.
THE MAG: Parting Shot
December 6, 2001
Spin city by Aaron Lindberg
Marines taking offensive stance
December 6, 2001
U.S. Marines are moving into an offensive mode for the first time around the Taliban’s last stronghold, Kandahar, helping tighten the siege of the city as Afghan tribal fighters move in, U.S. officers said Wednesday.
Terrorist attacks accelerate rise in premiums
December 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan Harris Construction Co. Inc. is bracing to pay at least $150,000 more for the same insurance coverage next year. And that means Harris’ customers businesses looking to remodel, expand or move into new buildings could be in for a shock.
s college player of year
December 6, 2001
Rex Grossman might remember his record-setting year at Florida more for the sting of a season-shattering loss. Despite a gallant effort by Grossman, Florida lost to Tennessee, 34-32, last week and missed a chance to play for the Southeastern Conference title and a spot in the BCS national championship game in the Rose Bowl.
Officials welcome work near Kansas Speedway
December 6, 2001
The racing season is over, but there is plenty of rumbling near Kansas Speedway. It’s the sound of economic development, with the likes of Nebraska Furniture Mart, Cabela’s and the Great Wolf Lodge anchoring an anticipated $500 million investment on 400 acres near the speedway.
Judith Ann Cazier
December 6, 2001
Funeral services for Judith Ann Cazier, 42, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Stewart Funeral Home, Wamego. Burial will be in St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery, Wamego. Ms. Cazier died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka.
KU women fall at ASU
December 6, 2001
Amanda Levens had 18 of her 28 points off three-pointers to lead Arizona State to a 73-52 women’s college basketball victory over Kansas on Wednesday night. The Sun Devils (7-2) slowly pulled away from the Jayhawks (3-5) in the second half, to 57-42 with 11:23 to go, ending their run with a layup and two free throws by Jen Albert.
s Approach takes the enlightened path to hip-hop credibility
December 6, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Though Sean Hunt better known by his stage moniker Approach is one of the most respected MCs in local hip-hop, there’s one thing you’ll never hear him do. “You might catch a ‘damn’ or a ‘hell’ here and there, if you listen real close,” he says during a recent interview just around the corner from his KC crib.
THE MAG: Movie Listings
December 6, 2001
Behind Enemy Lines The plot of this movie makes it sound a lot like “Spy Game,” with its tale of a young maverick rescued by his no-nonsense mentor. The similarities end there, however, since “Behind Enemy Lines” is a pretty straightforward action film, full of loud rock music and fast editing. Owen Wilson stars as a Navy navigator who gets shot down over Bosnia near the end of the civil war. He has photos of the graves used to bury massacred civilians, and has to elude a Serbian sniper while his commanding officer (Gene Hackman) sets up a rescue. Of course, it’s not going to be that simple. Director John Moore, best known for his Sega video game commercials, actually does a good job of pacing the film, using techniques like zooms and jump cuts to convey the insanity of life in a war zone. There also are interesting contrasts between the two main characters, who are given nuances by Wilson and Hackman that aren’t necessarily in the script. Although Moore allows too many clichés to slip in (like all action heroes, Wilson is virtually invincible), he still manages to craft an entertaining and reasonably intelligent movie about blowing things up. (PG-13) - LL
THE MAG: Top Movies
December 6, 2001
Movies 1. “Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone,” $24.1 million
Judith Ann Cazier
December 6, 2001
Business Briefcase
December 6, 2001
Media giant: AOL Time Warner chief announces early retirement Wall Street: Dow surges above 10,000 Auto industry: Ford cites economy for expected losses Trial verdict: Ex-Sotheby’s chair convicted in price-fixing conspiracy
6Sports video report: Hinrich with a dunk?
December 6, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on KU guard Kirk Hinrich’s dunking ability.
Groove signs Thomas to NBDL contract
December 6, 2001
The Greenville Groove of the new National Basketball Developmental League on Wednesday announced the signing of former Kansas guard Billy Thomas. The 6-foot-4 Thomas is KU’s career three-point record holder with 269.
THE MAG: News of the Weird
December 6, 2001
Lead stories Ultra-Orthodox Jewish authorities ruled in October that their priests could not ride on airliners taking off from Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv without getting into hermetically sealed body bags for the few moments that the plane passes over the cemetery in Holon (reasoning that impurities emanating from the cemetery had to be blocked out). El Al said it wouldn’t permit passengers, for safety reasons, to wrap themselves like that, but Swissair announced it would make a slight route adjustment so that its planes could avoid the cemetery.
Bicycle parking
December 6, 2001
On the street
December 6, 2001
Are you enjoying December’s warm temperatures? Jana Mackey,
Area musicians and devoted scenesters sound off about favorite discs of 2001
December 6, 2001
In a year when the word “stroke” inspired more ink than the days when Billy Squier ruled the radio, finding good music wasn’t too difficult. As boy bands bit the dust and mook rock ruled supreme on MTV, a host of once-underground sounds found their way to the mainstream.
The French and Italian departments run into trouble on the mean streets of KU
December 6, 2001
Teaching students how to “parler Franais” should be an innocuous act. Unfortunately, on the cold, harsh streets of the Kansas University campus, not everyone plays by the rules.
A slew of interesting records made for a memorable year
December 6, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Though the current pop charts are topped by the sort of bland tripe that always tends to sell by the truckload, the millennium dawned with one of the best years for local music in recent memory.
Reaching out
December 6, 2001
Journal-World Editorial There’s no better time than the holidays to reach out to those who are less fortunate. Although recent balmy weather hasn’t done much to help us get in the holiday spirit, we are a week into December, and Christmas soon will be upon us.
Taliban agrees to surrender Kandahar
December 6, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 12:25 p.m.) The Taliban agreed Thursday to surrender their last major bastion Kandahar to tribal forces under a deal guaranteeing the safety of their supreme leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, officials of both sides said.
Homemade crafts can add fun to the holidays
December 6, 2001
Handmade gifts from children are truly precious. But let’s be real: A conglomeration of Popsicle sticks and glue globs tends to lose some charm when it’s pulled from the holiday box after a few years.
Tar Heel recognized as top college lineman
December 6, 2001
Julius Peppers, the North Carolina defensive end who gave up basketball to concentrate on football, won the Vince Lombardi Award on Wednesday night as the top college lineman.
Florida halts four-game losing streak with 2-0 victory over Columbus
December 6, 2001
The Mike Keenan era got off to a perfect start Wednesday night. Roberto Luongo stopped 23 shots for his fourth shutout as the Florida Panthers beat Columbus, 2-0, to snap a four-game losing streak.
Comedian Paula Poundstone released from rehab center
December 6, 2001
A judge praised Paula Poundstone’s recovery progress Wednesday and released the comedian from a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center where she was sentenced after pleading no contest to child endangerment.
Afghan factions sign pact on post-Taliban government
December 6, 2001
With a war still being fought in their homeland, Afghan factions signed a pact Wednesday to create a temporary post-Taliban administration, putting aside differences over power-sharing to take the first step toward peace.
THE MAG: Seven questions with Daniel Johnston
December 6, 2001
By Jon Niccum “Rejected Unknown” is an album title that can be applied to the early portion of Daniel Johnston’s career more than the latter perhaps “Embraced Well-Known” is more appropriate these days.
Samples traced to store connected to jailed Kansas City pharmacist
December 6, 2001
Agents are investigating whether someone besides Robert Courtney diluted a fertility medication sold at another of the jailed druggist’s pharmacies, the FBI said Wednesday. Courtney is charged with diluting the cancer drugs Gemzar and Taxol at his Research Medical Tower Pharmacy in Kansas City.
Ashcroft defends anti-terror tactics
December 6, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 12:24 p.m.) Attorney General John Ashcroft, defending administration measures to counteract terrorism, declared Thursday the nation must not let down its guard against threats that present “a daily chronicle of the hatred of Americans by fanatics.”
Bomb kills 3 Green Berets
December 6, 2001
Three U.S. Green Berets were killed and 20 were wounded in the battle to seize the southern Afghan city of Kandahar early Wednesday when an American bomber dropped a massive, 2,000-pound “smart” bomb about 100 yards away, in the first deadly “friendly fire” incident to befall U.S. troops in the war, Pentagon officials said.
Top 25 Women: Vols tumble Boston College
Oklahoma, Iowa State, Texas Tech, Colorado win
December 6, 2001
Gwen Jackson hit 9 of 10 free throws in the final 8:05 and finished with 15 points Wednesday night as No. 2 Tennessee earned a 75-66 victory over Boston College. Kara Lawson led the way with 16 points, Michelle Snow had 14 and Brittany Jackson 11 as the Lady Vols (6-0) pulled away midway through the second half.
Bonner scores 23 to lift Florida past Michigan State
December 6, 2001
Most players from the Final Four teams of the recent past have left Michigan State. That didn’t disappoint Florida. Behind a career-high 23 points from Matt Bonner, No. 6 Florida defeated No. 24 Michigan State, 74-70, on Wednesday night.
Mangino begins search
KU’s new coach has eye out for assistants
December 6, 2001
By Robert Sinclair One coaching search ends and another begins. While Kansas University has found a head football coach in Mark Mangino, now Mangino has to find assistant coaches to fill his staff.
Victim’s grandparents testify in shooting trial
December 6, 2001
By Mike Belt Allen Toshavik’s grandmother said he had never in his life yelled at her until moments before he was shot and paralyzed on the morning of June 17, 2000. Toshavik, now 18, was arguing with Ronnell McGautha outside the eastern Lawrence home of his grandparents, Daniel Ramirez and Beverly Toshavik.
City wants more floodplain controls
Commissioner reinforces policy directive to planning committee studying issue
December 6, 2001
By Joel Mathis Just in case planning commissioners didn’t get it, City Commissioner David Dunfield decided to make it clear Wednesday: The city wants new regulations to greatly restrict floodplain development.
Industrial land idea may go to vote
ECO2 considers seeking ballot question
December 6, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn A November ballot question on public funding for open space and new areas for industrial development isn’t a certainty, but a chamber of commerce group is closely studying the possibility.
Truck overturns on wet turnpike
Cleanup required after wreckage spills diesel fuel and sends driver to LMH
December 6, 2001
By Mindie Paget A truck driver lost control of his 18-wheeler around noon Wednesday on a dampened Kansas Turnpike. The resulting wreck spilled diesel fuel into a stream and sent the Iowa man to the hospital.
New arts center moves ahead
December 6, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn As construction progresses toward perhaps a late-April opening for the new Lawrence Arts Center, Ann Evans becomes more excited, even over the little things. Evans, art center director, was thrilled at the sight of a thermostat on one of the walls during a tour Wednesday with preschool staff members and the media.
Let children get creative
Homemade crafts can add fun to the holidays
December 6, 2001
Handmade gifts from children are truly precious. But let’s be real: A conglomeration of Popsicle sticks and glue globs tends to lose some charm when it’s pulled from the holiday box after a few years.
Furniture mart races ahead with plans
Officials welcome work near Kansas Speedway
December 6, 2001
The racing season is over, but there is plenty of rumbling near Kansas Speedway. It’s the sound of economic development, with the likes of Nebraska Furniture Mart, Cabela’s and the Great Wolf Lodge anchoring an anticipated $500 million investment on 400 acres near the speedway.
Marines taking offensive stance
December 6, 2001
U.S. Marines are moving into an offensive mode for the first time around the Taliban’s last stronghold, Kandahar, helping tighten the siege of the city as Afghan tribal fighters move in, U.S. officers said Wednesday.
Afghan factions sign pact on post-Taliban government
December 6, 2001
With a war still being fought in their homeland, Afghan factions signed a pact Wednesday to create a temporary post-Taliban administration, putting aside differences over power-sharing to take the first step toward peace.
THE MAG: Out of Bounds - Rid me of this curse
Cover subjects of Sports Illustrated often plague columnist on a personal level
December 6, 2001
By Seth Jones Sports Illustrated has again struck out against the sporting world. You’ve heard of the curse of the Sports Illustrated cover, right? No matter how huge a favorite a team is, as soon as the magazine puts that team or athlete on its cover, they’re bound to lose the next week or suffer some kind of perverse decline.
Smoking tiff seems like satire
December 6, 2001
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal Readers of a certain age will recall Buck Rogers, the space-age invention of writer Philip Nowlan, in prose, on the radio, in comic strips and movies. With the advent of the genuine space age in the 1950s and ‘60s, it became common to describe routine achievements as something only previously imagined in Buck Rogers.
Public pledge
December 6, 2001
Former governor tapped for GOP post
December 6, 2001
Former Montana Gov. Marc Racicot pledged aggressive efforts to raise money and attract minorities to the GOP after President Bush moved Wednesday to install the loyalist as head of the Republican National Committee.
THE MAG: Seven questions with Daniel Johnston
December 6, 2001
By Jon Niccum “Rejected Unknown” is an album title that can be applied to the early portion of Daniel Johnston’s career more than the latter perhaps “Embraced Well-Known” is more appropriate these days.
Fugitive suspected in anthrax hoaxes caught
December 6, 2001
An escaped convict suspected of mailing hundreds of anthrax hoax letters to abortion clinics was captured Wednesday at a copy shop outside Cincinnati after employees recognized him from his wanted poster.
Former governor tapped for GOP post
December 6, 2001
Former Montana Gov. Marc Racicot pledged aggressive efforts to raise money and attract minorities to the GOP after President Bush moved Wednesday to install the loyalist as head of the Republican National Committee.
Nation Briefs
December 6, 2001
Virginia: Pat Robertson resigns from Christian Coalition Arkansas: Ground broken for Clinton library Idaho: Rescuers try to save elk herd in icy lake New Jersey: More teachers jailed in five-day-old strike
6News video report: Students get their questions answered
December 6, 2001
Kim Hall reports on the questions posed to the KU provost by students regarding possible tuition hikes.
35 feared shot at Indiana factory
December 6, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 4:06 p.m.) As many as 35 people were feared shot Thursday at a factory in an industrial park, authorities said.
s Mack too much for K-State
December 6, 2001
Wichita State’s Troy Mack controlled the paint with 20 points and 10 rebounds to give the Shockers a 65-56 win over Kansas State on Wednesday night. The Wildcats came back from an eight-point halftime deficit to lead 47-43 with about eight minutes to play.
The late George Harrison generated surprising contributions to world of cinema
December 6, 2001
By Dan Lybarger When George Harrison died of cancer last week at the age of 58, many recounted his guitar playing for The Beatles, his concert for the poor of Bangladesh, his stint as a Traveling Wilbury and his accomplishments as a solo artist.
finds right balance between hipness and suspense
December 6, 2001
By Jon Niccum The appeal of the original “Ocean’s Eleven” was that it looked like everyone involved in making the movie was having a thoroughly good time. This air of relaxed hedonism was contagious enough so that it disguised sluggish pacing, shoddy staging, a plot full of inconsistencies and enough martini-fueled acts of misogyny to make even Frank Sinatra devotees cringe.
Planners eye update to Horizon 2020
December 6, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence planners hope to update much of Horizon 2020 during the next year, officials said Wednesday. Eight of the 13 chapters in Horizon 2020, the city-county long-range planning guide, will be reviewed and updated if planners can stick to what they say is an “ambitious” schedule.
An all-percussion ensemble has ears ringing
December 6, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near “Sticks of Thunder” isn’t the type of event people associate with the staid, renovated Union Station in Kansas City, Mo. For better or worse, the emphasis at the station has been on making any visit there enlightening and educational which some people associate with boring.
Smoking tiff seems like satire
December 6, 2001
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal Readers of a certain age will recall Buck Rogers, the space-age invention of writer Philip Nowlan, in prose, on the radio, in comic strips and movies. With the advent of the genuine space age in the 1950s and ‘60s, it became common to describe routine achievements as something only previously imagined in Buck Rogers.
Tax breaks are justified
December 6, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services There’s a little ditty from the 1961 Broadway musical “Carnival” that says something, in a different context, about the class warfare fought by Democrats against Republicans: “The rich put cream on their berries; The rich drive shiny black cars.
Payless Cashways buyer seeks tenant
December 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan Lawrence’s former Payless Cashways store is being sold to an investor from Leawood for $4.4 million. The 10.8-acre site at 3434 Iowa went on the auction block after the Lee’s Summit, Mo.-based company filed for bankruptcy protection in June and announced in August that it would liquidate its assets.
Sound off
December 6, 2001
Why are UPS delivery drivers allowed to illegally park anywhere they want? “Commercial and delivery vehicles may stand or be parked at the curb on any street marked for parallel parking to load or unload materials, subject to some limitations,” said Toni Wheeler, staff attorney for the city. “Commercial and delivery vehicles may also be parked in designated, signed loading zones. Otherwise, these vehicles are subject to the regular parking rules and are subject to citations if in violation of the parking laws.”
Fugitive suspected in anthrax hoaxes caught
December 6, 2001
An escaped convict suspected of mailing hundreds of anthrax hoax letters to abortion clinics was captured Wednesday at a copy shop outside Cincinnati after employees recognized him from his wanted poster.
6Sports video report: Mangino says now was right time and right place
December 6, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on KU’s new head football coach, Mark Mangino, and his decision to come to Lawrence.
Haskell to be upgraded
December 6, 2001
Lawrence High football players and members of the LHS coaching staff will help re-sod Haskell Stadium’s football field this weekend. Any former Lions interested in helping finance the project or help lay sod should report to HINU at 9 a.m. Saturday.
FSHS swimmers win triangular
December 6, 2001
Free State High’s swim team placed first, while Lawrence High tied Manhattan for second at the closely-contested Manhattan triangular on Wednesday. The Firebirds totaled 164 points while the other two squads had 158.
Some 300 people show for dialogue regarding merger
December 6, 2001
The proposed merger of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas with Anthem Insurance Co. is drawing an unusual amount of interest in parts of Kansas. Nearly 300 people attended a meeting Tuesday in Hays to discuss the merger.
Koehn services
December 6, 2001
s Mag, with Jon Niccum
December 6, 2001
Whats new in this week’s Mag, with Jon Niccum
Business Briefcase
December 6, 2001
Media giant: AOL Time Warner chief announces early retirement Wall Street: Dow surges above 10,000 Auto industry: Ford cites economy for expected losses Trial verdict: Ex-Sotheby’s chair convicted in price-fixing conspiracy
December 6, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 4:10 p.m.) U.S. Marines went on alert late Thursday and fired mortars around their base in southern Afghanistan to repel what a spokesman said was “almost certainly” an attempt by Taliban forces to probe their defenses.
s original home
December 6, 2001
It has been four decades since Sir Tyrone Guthrie, determined to escape the high costs and commercial pressures of Broadway, set his sights on the nation’s heartland.
THE MAG: Best Bets
December 6, 2001
   
Local briefs
December 6, 2001
Haskell basketball player donates hair to kids A haircut for Cedric Sunray is such a monumental event that he’ll slice off his 24-inch ponytail in front of an audience. Sunray, a member of the Haskell Indian Nations University basketball team, had his hair sheared during halftime of Wednesday night’s game in Lawrence. His locks will be donated to the “Wigs for Kids” program that helps children who lose their hair during cancer treatment. Susan Roberts, a stylist for A Cut Above, volunteered to perform the haircut. Sunray said the frequency of cancer in his family convinced him to donate his long hair. More than half a dozen people in Sunray’s family have had cancer, he said. __________________________ Higher education: KU student advances in Rhodes Scholar quest A Kansas University senior will go to regional competition for one of 32 national Rhodes Scholarships this weekend in Minneapolis. Robert Chamberlain, a political science student from Topeka, was one of two students selected to represented Kansas. Also chosen was Andrew Gawrych, a Kansas student attending Notre Dame. Fourteen students from Kansas competed Wednesday during half-hour interviews at KU. The Rhodes Scholarships provide more than $50,000 for two years of study at the University of Oxford in Great Britain. In Minneapolis, four students will be selected from Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota. If selected, Chamberlain has said he would like to study law at Oxford. __________________________ Social security: Checks misrouted should arrive by today Kansas City, Kan. Some Social Security checks that were supposed to arrive earlier this week at recipients’ homes in parts of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Colorado were apparently misrouted. Recipients in the four-state area were supposed to get their checks Monday. Instead, they should arrive at recipients’ homes and apartments by today, said the regional office of the Social Security Administration in Kansas City, Kan. Those who have not received their checks by today should call their local Social Security office or 1-(800)-772-1213. __________________________ Winter Census: Audubon Society gets ready for 58th annual bird count Birdwatchers are expected to be in the Lawrence area Dec. 15 for the Jayhawk Audubon Society’s 58th Annual Christmas Bird Count. Unlike most Christmas Bird Counts, the society’s count does not begin at a certain time and place. Instead, participants are divided into 10 to 12 teams in advance. Anyone wanting to participate, is encouraged to call Galen Pittman at either 843-8573 (work) or 842-7105 (home). Also, participants may sign up during the society’s meeting at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. The count area includes Lawrence, Perry, Lecompton, Clinton Lake, Baker Wetlands and the Kansas River west of Lawrence. __________________________ Philanthropy: Salvation Army taking holiday assistance requests The Salvation Army is still taking applications for Christmas assistance from those who need help providing Christmas for their family. Parents who need their family to be adopted should come to The Salvation Army, 946 N.H., from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays by Monday. All applications are screened through to prevent duplication. Most families adopted will receive a letter with an appointment date and time when they will be provided with a grocery voucher and the opportunity to choose toys for their children. New toys donated to The Salvation Army are displayed in their “Toy Shop.” Volunteers interested in providing toys or volunteering may contact Capt. Kirk Schuetz at 843-4188.
KU swim signees
December 6, 2001
Three out-of-state swimmers have signed national scholarship agreements with Kansas University. They are Gina Gnatzig of Whitewater, Wis.; Lindsey Urbatchka of Sheridan, Wyo.; and Amy Roller of Moline, Ill.
Correction
December 6, 2001
The Journal-World’s policy is to correct all significant errors that are brought to the editors’ attention, usually in this space. If you believe we have made such an error, call (785) 832-7154, or e-mail news@ljworld.com.
Victims can expect about $1 million
Families of firefighters, police will see sum from government benefits, insurance, charities
December 6, 2001
Families of firefighters and police officers killed in the World Trade Center attack can count on getting about $1 million each in government benefits, insurance payments and charitable donations, a New York Daily News study has found.
Bomb kills 3 Green Berets
December 6, 2001
Three U.S. Green Berets were killed and 20 were wounded in the battle to seize the southern Afghan city of Kandahar early Wednesday when an American bomber dropped a massive, 2,000-pound “smart” bomb about 100 yards away, in the first deadly “friendly fire” incident to befall U.S. troops in the war, Pentagon officials said.
Book inspires third-graders to do ‘good deeds’
December 6, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Cara Leatherman and Kim Carter are confident planting the good-deed seed at Sunset Hill School will bear fruit. The third-graders were initiators Wednesday of a new “Giving Tree Project” that celebrates random acts of kindness.
Expert warns of biological attack threat
December 6, 2001
The threat of a chemical and biological attack against this country increases the closer the United States gets to capturing Osama Bin Laden, a preparedness expert said. “Washington is extremely anxious about Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida using a weapon of mass destruction,” said Kyle Olson, who leads a Justice Department program to address domestic preparedness and the threat of chemical and biological terrorism.
THE MAG: Cover story – Think locally
A slew of interesting records made for a memorable year
December 6, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Though the current pop charts are topped by the sort of bland tripe that always tends to sell by the truckload, the millennium dawned with one of the best years for local music in recent memory.
Fort Dodge gets $3.6 million for national veterans cemetery
December 6, 2001
Western Kansas will have its own national veterans cemetery with the award of a $3.6 million grant to build the Kansas Veterans Cemetery at Fort Dodge. The grant announced Wednesday by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony Principi will fund a cemetery on 8.5 acres next to the Kansas Soldiers Home Cemetery in Fort Dodge.
Bonner scores 23 to lift Florida past Michigan State
December 6, 2001
Most players from the Final Four teams of the recent past have left Michigan State. That didn’t disappoint Florida. Behind a career-high 23 points from Matt Bonner, No. 6 Florida defeated No. 24 Michigan State, 74-70, on Wednesday night.
makes the most out of its stage-like claustrophobic setting
December 6, 2001
By Dan Lybarger “Tape” may take place entirely in a small motel room, but it packs an emotional wallop the size of an entire city. Working from Stephen Belber’s one-act play, Richard Linklater proves the adage that “less is more” by getting uncomfortably close to the three people who occupy the film.
Expert warns of biological attack threat
December 6, 2001
The threat of a chemical and biological attack against this country increases the closer the United States gets to capturing Osama Bin Laden, a preparedness expert said. “Washington is extremely anxious about Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida using a weapon of mass destruction,” said Kyle Olson, who leads a Justice Department program to address domestic preparedness and the threat of chemical and biological terrorism.
Families of firefighters, police will see sum from government benefits, insurance, charities
December 6, 2001
Families of firefighters and police officers killed in the World Trade Center attack can count on getting about $1 million each in government benefits, insurance payments and charitable donations, a New York Daily News study has found.
Our Town Sports
December 6, 2001
KU Baseball Clinics: Kansas University baseball will conduct a mini-camp for high schoolers on Dec. 27-29 at Anschutz Pavilion. Staff will include pro, college and high school coaches and players. Other clinics are scheduled on Jan. 12, 19 and 26. For information, call 864-7907.
THE MAG: Calendar
December 6, 2001
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
THE MAG: Calendar
December 6, 2001
Insurance rates spike
Terrorist attacks accelerate rise in premiums
December 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan Harris Construction Co. Inc. is bracing to pay at least $150,000 more for the same insurance coverage next year. And that means Harris’ customers businesses looking to remodel, expand or move into new buildings could be in for a shock.
THE MAG: Movie Listings
December 6, 2001
Reaching out
December 6, 2001
Journal-World Editorial There’s no better time than the holidays to reach out to those who are less fortunate. Although recent balmy weather hasn’t done much to help us get in the holiday spirit, we are a week into December, and Christmas soon will be upon us.
THE MAG: Passing the microphone
Area musicians and devoted scenesters sound off about favorite discs of 2001
December 6, 2001
In a year when the word “stroke” inspired more ink than the days when Billy Squier ruled the radio, finding good music wasn’t too difficult. As boy bands bit the dust and mook rock ruled supreme on MTV, a host of once-underground sounds found their way to the mainstream.
People
December 6, 2001
Knock-out deal The honeymoon continues USO in Kosovo Thurmond still feisty at 99
Saddam still on America’s radar screen
December 6, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group While managing the endgame of the U.S. campaign in Afghanistan, the Bush White House also gives serious thought to what comes next in its war on global terrorism and to the long-term significance of the eclectic battlefield strategy it has improvised in Central Asia.
Nation Briefs
December 6, 2001
Virginia: Pat Robertson resigns from Christian Coalition Arkansas: Ground broken for Clinton library Idaho: Rescuers try to save elk herd in icy lake New Jersey: More teachers jailed in five-day-old strike
Oklahoma, Iowa State, Texas Tech, Colorado win
December 6, 2001
Gwen Jackson hit 9 of 10 free throws in the final 8:05 and finished with 15 points Wednesday night as No. 2 Tennessee earned a 75-66 victory over Boston College. Kara Lawson led the way with 16 points, Michelle Snow had 14 and Brittany Jackson 11 as the Lady Vols (6-0) pulled away midway through the second half.
THE MAG: Arts Notes
December 6, 2001
Pianist to play popular ‘Peanuts’ songs Baldwin arts council plans Christmas tea Museum to mark winter holidays National Ag Center to celebrate holidays
Births
December 6, 2001
Matt and Amy Boucher, Eudora, a boy, Tuesday. Landon and Jerilyn Whitsitt, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.
Player of Week honors latest to be bestowed upon former Kansas forward
December 6, 2001
It’s not often the Celtics celebrate a Player of the Week award. So honoree Paul Pierce and teammate Antoine Walker did not let the moment pass Tuesday without having a little fun.
THE MAG: What Are You Reading?
December 6, 2001
   
Our Town Sports
December 6, 2001
Horoscopes
December 6, 2001
Tax breaks are justified
December 6, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services There’s a little ditty from the 1961 Broadway musical “Carnival” that says something, in a different context, about the class warfare fought by Democrats against Republicans: “The rich put cream on their berries; The rich drive shiny black cars.
City responsibility
December 6, 2001
Neither snow, nor rain, nor anthrax shall stay Santa letters
December 6, 2001
Pat Koch stood before a neighborhood garden club, making her annual plea for volunteers to help answer the thousands of letters to Santa that pour into this little town’s post office each holiday season.
s radar screen
December 6, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group While managing the endgame of the U.S. campaign in Afghanistan, the Bush White House also gives serious thought to what comes next in its war on global terrorism and to the long-term significance of the eclectic battlefield strategy it has improvised in Central Asia.
6Sports video report: Hinrich with a dunk?
December 6, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on KU guard Kirk Hinrich’s dunking ability.
Local briefs
December 6, 2001
Haskell basketball player donates hair to kids A haircut for Cedric Sunray is such a monumental event that he’ll slice off his 24-inch ponytail in front of an audience. Sunray, a member of the Haskell Indian Nations University basketball team, had his hair sheared during halftime of Wednesday night’s game in Lawrence. His locks will be donated to the “Wigs for Kids” program that helps children who lose their hair during cancer treatment. Susan Roberts, a stylist for A Cut Above, volunteered to perform the haircut. Sunray said the frequency of cancer in his family convinced him to donate his long hair. More than half a dozen people in Sunray’s family have had cancer, he said. __________________________ Higher education: KU student advances in Rhodes Scholar quest A Kansas University senior will go to regional competition for one of 32 national Rhodes Scholarships this weekend in Minneapolis. Robert Chamberlain, a political science student from Topeka, was one of two students selected to represented Kansas. Also chosen was Andrew Gawrych, a Kansas student attending Notre Dame. Fourteen students from Kansas competed Wednesday during half-hour interviews at KU. The Rhodes Scholarships provide more than $50,000 for two years of study at the University of Oxford in Great Britain. In Minneapolis, four students will be selected from Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota. If selected, Chamberlain has said he would like to study law at Oxford. __________________________ Social security: Checks misrouted should arrive by today Kansas City, Kan. Some Social Security checks that were supposed to arrive earlier this week at recipients’ homes in parts of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Colorado were apparently misrouted. Recipients in the four-state area were supposed to get their checks Monday. Instead, they should arrive at recipients’ homes and apartments by today, said the regional office of the Social Security Administration in Kansas City, Kan. Those who have not received their checks by today should call their local Social Security office or 1-(800)-772-1213. __________________________ Winter Census: Audubon Society gets ready for 58th annual bird count Birdwatchers are expected to be in the Lawrence area Dec. 15 for the Jayhawk Audubon Society’s 58th Annual Christmas Bird Count. Unlike most Christmas Bird Counts, the society’s count does not begin at a certain time and place. Instead, participants are divided into 10 to 12 teams in advance. Anyone wanting to participate, is encouraged to call Galen Pittman at either 843-8573 (work) or 842-7105 (home). Also, participants may sign up during the society’s meeting at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. The count area includes Lawrence, Perry, Lecompton, Clinton Lake, Baker Wetlands and the Kansas River west of Lawrence. __________________________ Philanthropy: Salvation Army taking holiday assistance requests The Salvation Army is still taking applications for Christmas assistance from those who need help providing Christmas for their family. Parents who need their family to be adopted should come to The Salvation Army, 946 N.H., from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays by Monday. All applications are screened through to prevent duplication. Most families adopted will receive a letter with an appointment date and time when they will be provided with a grocery voucher and the opportunity to choose toys for their children. New toys donated to The Salvation Army are displayed in their “Toy Shop.” Volunteers interested in providing toys or volunteering may contact Capt. Kirk Schuetz at 843-4188.
Horoscopes
December 6, 2001
For Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001 Those with birthdays today: You mean what you say. Your strong verbal self-expression leaves little doubt this year. You, like many of your fellow Sags, love a good time and will have one this year. Still, many of you will transform and evolve into a very different person. If single, romance, as always, will excite you. Passion runs high; you could be unusually temperamental. If attached, your relationship will run hot and cold. Plan a special happening for the two of you.
Pierce on fire for Boston Celtics
Player of Week honors latest to be bestowed upon former Kansas forward
December 6, 2001
It’s not often the Celtics celebrate a Player of the Week award. So honoree Paul Pierce and teammate Antoine Walker did not let the moment pass Tuesday without having a little fun.
THE MAG: Parting shot - Spin city by Aaron Lindberg 12/06/2001
December 6, 2001
Neither snow, nor rain, nor anthrax shall stay Santa letters
December 6, 2001
Pat Koch stood before a neighborhood garden club, making her annual plea for volunteers to help answer the thousands of letters to Santa that pour into this little town’s post office each holiday season.
FBI testing finds more diluted drugs
Samples traced to store connected to jailed Kansas City pharmacist
December 6, 2001
Agents are investigating whether someone besides Robert Courtney diluted a fertility medication sold at another of the jailed druggist’s pharmacies, the FBI said Wednesday. Courtney is charged with diluting the cancer drugs Gemzar and Taxol at his Research Medical Tower Pharmacy in Kansas City.
THE MAG: Accepted eclectic
KC’s Approach takes the enlightened path to hip-hop credibility
December 6, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Though Sean Hunt better known by his stage moniker Approach is one of the most respected MCs in local hip-hop, there’s one thing you’ll never hear him do. “You might catch a ‘damn’ or a ‘hell’ here and there, if you listen real close,” he says during a recent interview just around the corner from his KC crib.
s grandparents testify in shooting trial
December 6, 2001
By Mike Belt Allen Toshavik’s grandmother said he had never in his life yelled at her until moments before he was shot and paralyzed on the morning of June 17, 2000. Toshavik, now 18, was arguing with Ronnell McGautha outside the eastern Lawrence home of his grandparents, Daniel Ramirez and Beverly Toshavik.
Planner wants city effort to bridge town-gown gap
December 6, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence’s town-and-gown divide is detrimental to the city’s long-range planning, said an official who straddles both sides of that line. David Burress, a Kansas University economics professor who serves on the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission, raised the issue Wednesday at the commission’s mid-month study session.
Cover subjects of Sports Illustrated often plague columnist on a personal level
December 6, 2001
By Seth Jones Sports Illustrated has again struck out against the sporting world. You’ve heard of the curse of the Sports Illustrated cover, right? No matter how huge a favorite a team is, as soon as the magazine puts that team or athlete on its cover, they’re bound to lose the next week or suffer some kind of perverse decline.
People
December 6, 2001
Knock-out deal The honeymoon continues USO in Kosovo Thurmond still feisty at 99
6Sports video report: Mangino says now was right time and right place
December 6, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on KU’s new head football coach, Mark Mangino, and his decision to come to Lawrence.
Pentagon investigates deaths of three U.S. soldiers
December 6, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 11:39 a.m.) Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has ordered an investigation into the mistaken bombing in Afghanistan that killed three U.S. soldiers.
Payless Cashways buyer seeks tenant
December 6, 2001
By Mark Fagan Lawrence’s former Payless Cashways store is being sold to an investor from Leawood for $4.4 million. The 10.8-acre site at 3434 Iowa went on the auction block after the Lee’s Summit, Mo.-based company filed for bankruptcy protection in June and announced in August that it would liquidate its assets.
THE MAG: Letters
December 6, 2001
Some 300 people show for dialogue regarding merger
December 6, 2001
The proposed merger of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas with Anthem Insurance Co. is drawing an unusual amount of interest in parts of Kansas. Nearly 300 people attended a meeting Tuesday in Hays to discuss the merger.
s new coach has eye out for assistants
December 6, 2001
By Robert Sinclair One coaching search ends and another begins. While Kansas University has found a head football coach in Mark Mangino, now Mangino has to find assistant coaches to fill his staff.
Bomber Boschee big/Langford notes
December 6, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas senior guard Jeff Boschee does more than spot up and launch three-point shots. A lot more, says KU men’s basketball coach Roy Williams, who praised the 6-foot-1 Boschee’s defense in Tuesday’s 83-76 victory over Wake Forest.
December 6, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Cara Leatherman and Kim Carter are confident planting the good-deed seed at Sunset Hill School will bear fruit. The third-graders were initiators Wednesday of a new “Giving Tree Project” that celebrates random acts of kindness.
Groove signs Thomas to NBDL contract
December 6, 2001
The Greenville Groove of the new National Basketball Developmental League on Wednesday announced the signing of former Kansas guard Billy Thomas. The 6-foot-4 Thomas is KU’s career three-point record holder with 269.
6News video report: Students get their questions answered
December 6, 2001
Kim Hall reports on the questions posed to the KU provost by students regarding possible tuition hikes.
KU women fall at ASU
December 6, 2001
Amanda Levens had 18 of her 28 points off three-pointers to lead Arizona State to a 73-52 women’s college basketball victory over Kansas on Wednesday night. The Sun Devils (7-2) slowly pulled away from the Jayhawks (3-5) in the second half, to 57-42 with 11:23 to go, ending their run with a layup and two free throws by Jen Albert.
Bomber Boschee big/Langford notes
December 6, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas senior guard Jeff Boschee does more than spot up and launch three-point shots. A lot more, says KU men’s basketball coach Roy Williams, who praised the 6-foot-1 Boschee’s defense in Tuesday’s 83-76 victory over Wake Forest.