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McGautha found guilty of attempted second-degree murder
December 7, 2001
(Updated Friday at 9:37 p.m.) After four hours of deliberation, guilty was the verdict handed down Friday afternoon in the trial of 19-year-old John McGautha.
Helm sentenced to 41 months
December 7, 2001
(Updated Friday at 2:52 p.m.) A Lawrence teen convicted of taking two children from their mother in February will spend the next 3 1/2 years in prison.
U.S. jet fighters bomb mountain hide-outs, seeking bin Laden
December 7, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 1:23 p.m.) American jets made repeated runs over the forested mountains of eastern Afghanistan on Friday, bombing hide-outs of Osama bin Laden loyalists and filling the valleys with smoke and dust.
Taliban flee Kandahar
December 7, 2001
(Updated Friday at 11:22 a.m.) Taking their weapons with them, Taliban forces abandoned their last bastion Kandahar on Friday, and witnesses said joyous residents poured into the streets and tore down the Taliban white flag. Afghanistan’s interim prime minister said Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammed Omar was missing and would be arrested if found.
Taliban forces abandoning Kandahar
December 7, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 7:11 a.m.) Taliban forces abandoned their last bastion Friday, fleeing the southern city of Kandahar and leaving chaos in their wake. Afghanistan’s interim leader said Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is missing and will be arrested if found.
next season
December 7, 2001
Dennis Miller might be on his way to becoming a long-term fixture at “Monday Night Football.” His boss certainly hopes so.
NFL Briefs
December 7, 2001
Raiders’ Gruden won’t take Irish job Green Bay releases embattled safety Jets’ running back handed 12 yards Raiders No. 1 seller Cincinnati places tight end on IR list Ex-Jayhawk Davis back on field Smith questionable
s plan to eliminate two baseball franchises
December 7, 2001
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig took his case for eliminating teams to Congress on Thursday and was greeted by skeptical committee members and hostile questions from Minnesota’s governor.
s Office challenges district court ruling
December 7, 2001
Howard Levine formed a company to sell prescriptions over the Internet, including the impotence drug Viagra. In 1999, a 16-year-old Kansas boy was a customer. The boy was the son of a Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent, and Levine, a Seattle doctor, found himself caught in a sting.
Scoring droughts doom Free State
December 7, 2001
By Robert Sinclair The Firebird certainly isn’t an early bird. Free State High’s boys basketball team staged a furious fourth-quarter comeback, but it wasn’t enough to overcome an early funk in Thursday’s 48-47 loss to Shawnee Heights in the first round of the Emporia Tipoff Classic.
Jailed teachers hope to set example in civil disobedience
December 7, 2001
History teacher Barbara Guenther hasn’t missed a day of class in 37 years. Now, she is spending her days in a 9-by-9 jail cell, locked up along with scores of other striking teachers in a bitter lesson in civil disobedience.
Group names ‘Moulin Rouge’ top movie of 2001
Board of Review list viewed as indicator of movie’s chances of winning at the Academy Awards
December 7, 2001
The hyperkinetic musical “Moulin Rouge” topped the National Board of Review’s list of the year’s best movies Wednesday, boosting its chances for a potential Oscar nomination. The anachronistic tale of an 1899 French burlesque show set to modern pop tunes was directed by Baz Luhrmann and starred Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman.
Bush encouraged by Hollywood’s stance on terror war
December 7, 2001
While some entertainment industry members remain uneasy about their role in the war on terrorism, a White House adviser said President Bush is encouraged by Hollywood’s contributions so far.
World Briefs
December 7, 2001
ROME: Barriers to save Venice London: Countess hospitalized Moscow: More Kursk bodies found Tokyo: Japan recession official Norway: Laureates stress peace HAVANA: Elian celebrates birthday
1 KSU student dead, 2 missing in accident
December 7, 2001
Authorities found the body of one Kansas State University freshman in Tuttle Creek Lake on Thursday, and two others were believed to have died in a boating accident on the northeast Kansas reservoir.
Guidelines help create consistent discipline
December 7, 2001
Philosophically, I recognize the need to take charge of my children, but I’d like more specifics. Give me a step-by-step approach to discipline that will help me do the job correctly.
Springfield, Mo., outreach prompts political debate
December 7, 2001
The River of Life Church and Outreach opened its doors a few months ago on the city’s north side to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with a congregation of mostly homeless and addicted people.
Guidelines help create consistent discipline
December 7, 2001
Philosophically, I recognize the need to take charge of my children, but I’d like more specifics. Give me a step-by-step approach to discipline that will help me do the job correctly.
Horoscopes
December 7, 2001
NBA Briefs
December 7, 2001
Karl’s father dies at age of 95 McDyess showing improvement in knee Cavaliers promote volunteer coach Person Iverson doubtful for tonight’s game Wright on IR list
CU sells 10,000 bowl tickets
December 7, 2001
The University of Colorado on Thursday sold out of public tickets for the Fiesta Bowl, even though the football team may not play in the game. More than 10,000 tickets were sold for the Jan. 1 game, most likely against Oregon.
Nation Briefs
December 7, 2001
Washington: Surgical errors on rise Philadelphia: Fifth heart recipient grateful for ‘2nd chance’ Massachusetts: Teen pleads innocent in counselor’s death Denver: Columbine publication prompts rehearing bid Washington: Cancer survivor named to lead national institute Washington: Study: Air quality on jets can be hazardous
Regents slow down control process
Board won’t adopt proposals about authority after input from schools
December 7, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas Board of Regents tapped the brakes Thursday on several measures aimed at increasing its authority over higher education institutions. Regents considered adopting the proposals and presenting them Monday lawmakers.
Top 25 Men’s Roundup: Georgetown banks on Braswell
Nineteenth-ranked Hoyas survive scare against South Carolina, 70-68
December 7, 2001
Kevin Braswell loves taking the last shot. He had an opportunity against South Carolina. Braswell hit a 17-foot jumper with 2.2 seconds left to give No. 19 Georgetown a 70-68 victory over South Carolina on Thursday night.
Baseball Briefs
December 7, 2001
Indians sign Anderson to one-year contract Dodgers, Beltre reach agreement Braves sign catcher McLemore signs deal to stay in Seattle Perez breaks hand Giants keeping Santiago Businessman eyes Twins Giambi leaning to Yanks
Cornhuskers suddenly become LSU fans
December 7, 2001
For a week at least, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are not the most popular football team in the state. No. 21 LSU has been adopted by Nebraska fans and players, who hope the Tigers can defeat second-ranked Tennessee in the Southeast Conference championship game Saturday.
Action on Iraq opposed
December 7, 2001
Daily Ticker
December 7, 2001
Dow Industrials 15.15, 10,099.14
Daily Ticker
December 7, 2001
Lawrence briefs
December 7, 2001
Car chase duo may have burglarized cars at KU Auction proceeds to benefit Haskell museum, center Two motorists toss BB gun back, forth on Iowa Street
Tide officials reveal self-imposed sanctions in response to NCAA allegations
December 7, 2001
Alabama will cut 15 football scholarships over the next three years in response to NCAA charges of rules violations. The university also said Thursday it had severed ties with three athletic boosters accused of offering money to high school players and would cut back on recruiting.
Nineteenth-ranked Hoyas survive scare against South Carolina, 70-68
December 7, 2001
Kevin Braswell loves taking the last shot. He had an opportunity against South Carolina. Braswell hit a 17-foot jumper with 2.2 seconds left to give No. 19 Georgetown a 70-68 victory over South Carolina on Thursday night.
s stance on terror war
December 7, 2001
While some entertainment industry members remain uneasy about their role in the war on terrorism, a White House adviser said President Bush is encouraged by Hollywood’s contributions so far.
Taliban forces abandoning Kandahar
December 7, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 7:11 a.m.) Taliban forces abandoned their last bastion Friday, fleeing the southern city of Kandahar and leaving chaos in their wake. Afghanistan’s interim leader said Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is missing and will be arrested if found.
Local briefs
December 7, 2001
Law enforcement: KU student injured in motorcycle accident A Kansas University student was injured Thursday morning when he apparently lost control of his motorcycle at the intersection of Naismith Drive and 19th Terrace. Aaron A. Reed, 19, Larned, was in serious condition Thursday night at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., a hospital spokesman said. Reed was taken to KUMC by Life Star helicopter. Lawrence Police were called to the accident shortly before 8:30 a.m. Officers said Reed was not wearing a helmet. Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the accident. __________________________ Courts: Prosecution rests its case in attempted-murder trial John McGautha now has his chance to convince a Douglas County jury that he didn’t shoot a Lawrence man. Thursday Douglas County prosecutors completed their case against McGautha, 19, charged with attempted first-degree murder in the June 17, 2000, shooting of Allen Toshavik in eastern Lawrence. McGuatha’s Overland Park attorney, Michael Dunalewicz, had time to call only a few witnesses and will continue his client’s defense case today. Assistant Dist. Attys. Shelley Diehl and Dave Zabel called witnesses and presented evidence they say showed McGautha shot Toshavik twice, once in the neck and once in the back, during an argument. Toshavik is now paralyzed from the neck down. Also involved in the argument, prosecutors said, was McGautha’s brother, Ronnell McGautha, 18. He is charged with aiding and abetting attempted first-degree murder and will be tried at a later date. Dunalewicz has tried to raise doubt in jurors’ minds about witness’ identification of his client as the gunman by noting how much the two brothers look alike. __________________________ Prize winners: KU graduate wins prize to pay off student loans A Lawrence woman is paying off her outstanding student loan balance early after she won a $25,000 prize in a student loan provider monthly drawing giveaway. Lenita Richardson, who graduated from Kansas University with a bachelor’s degree in French and now works for National Computer Systems as a data analyst, was among four of the most recent winners in the Great Sallie Mae Giveaway. Winners were announced Thursday; other winners were from Ohio and California. The giveaway program awards up to $25,000 a month to cover a borrower’s outstanding student loan obligations. Students chosen are eligible for a maximum of $25,000 each. __________________________ Air travel: KCI traffic down after terrorist attacks Kansas City, Mo. Passenger traffic at Kansas City International Airport was down again in October, the second straight decline since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, officials said. The number of passengers arriving at and departing from KCI in October dropped 13.9 percent from October 2000, according to figures released Wednesday by the Kansas City Aviation Department. Those figures follow a 27.6 percent decrease in September from the prior year.
Three-point barrage boosts Missouri past Southern
December 7, 2001
Missouri overcame one of its worst long-range shooting performances quickly and in record fashion. Clarence Gilbert scored 18 of his 29 points in the first half and No. 2 Missouri hit a school-record 17 three-pointers in a 117-67 victory over Southern University on Thursday night.
Watkins stings Jackets - Lawrence High 78, KC Center 63
Lions senior scores 37
December 7, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus
Ball State off to great beginning
Buckley’s Cardinals face stern test against Indiana on Saturday
December 7, 2001
After beating two Top Five teams to open the season and earning the highest ranking in school history, Ball State won’t be overlooked again. At least not this season. The Cardinals (5-1) moved to 15th in this week’s AP college basketball team.
Media must be ‘observers’
December 7, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe At the end of the 19th century, when African Americans were strung like “strange fruit” from Southern trees, The New York Times required every story about lynching to include a quote from a segregationist justifying the hanging.
Victim-offender reconciliation efforts build with each step-by-step success
Forum speakers outline ways to improve interaction program
December 7, 2001
By Mindie Paget Sometimes success in victim-offender reconciliation comes in small steps. Shelley Diehl, Douglas County deputy district attorney and former juvenile prosecutor, remembers one young woman who’d sparred verbally with another girl at her high school for years before finally pushing her into a locker and bloodying her lip.
t adopt proposals about authority after input from schools
December 7, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas Board of Regents tapped the brakes Thursday on several measures aimed at increasing its authority over higher education institutions. Regents considered adopting the proposals and presenting them Monday lawmakers.
McGautha found guilty of attempted second-degree murder
December 7, 2001
(Updated Friday at 9:37 p.m.) After four hours of deliberation, guilty was the verdict handed down Friday afternoon in the trial of 19-year-old John McGautha.
s moves impress Williams
December 7, 2001
By Gary Bedore The knock on lefty Keith Langford is he supposedly can’t switch gears and head to his right. “Don’t believe everything you hear announcers say,” KU coach Roy Williams said, bristling at TV criticism of the Jayhawks’ freshman guard/forward. Williams is mighty high on Langford, his 6-foot-4 rookie from Crowley, Texas, who has been hobbled the past week or so because of a bone chip in his left ankle that isn’t expected to keep him out of action.
Off-line shopping has appeal
December 7, 2001
By Karen Heller The Philadelphia Inquirer A box the size of a schnauzer arrived from the Direct Marketing Assn. I was nervous about opening the behemoth mostly because, at the start of the anthrax scare, I suggested the time was right for tossing bulk mail with impunity.
U.S. jet fighters bomb mountain hide-outs, seeking bin Laden
December 7, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 1:23 p.m.) American jets made repeated runs over the forested mountains of eastern Afghanistan on Friday, bombing hide-outs of Osama bin Laden loyalists and filling the valleys with smoke and dust.
Births
December 7, 2001
LeeAnn and Boydd Romero, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday. Bill and Rosie Crowe, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday.
Jailed teachers hope to set example in civil disobedience
December 7, 2001
History teacher Barbara Guenther hasn’t missed a day of class in 37 years. Now, she is spending her days in a 9-by-9 jail cell, locked up along with scores of other striking teachers in a bitter lesson in civil disobedience.
s money crunch has judge doing secretarial work
December 7, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn One sure sign the Douglas County court system is in a funding crunch is that chief administrative judge Mike Malone is likely to answer his own phone. Since his secretary of 17 years retired last month, a hiring freeze has prevented Malone from finding a replacement, he told county commissioners and a pair of state legislators at a Thursday meeting to discuss budget concerns.
s WWII diary still teaching lessons
December 7, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Though its pages are yellowed and its black cover chipped, Edna Sponholtz’s diary still paints vivid images of America after the Pearl Harbor attacks. She started the log Dec. 7, 1941, only hours after 360 Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor, killing 2,400 Americans and bringing the United States into World War II.
s Mercy gets $25 million
December 7, 2001
Children’s Mercy Hospital, one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers, has received the largest gift in its 104-year history, nearly $25 million from the Hall Family Foundation. The gift will go toward the hospital’s five-year $64 million Destiny plan, which includes a new clinic and research building at Children’s Mercy’s Kansas City campus.
Taliban flee Kandahar
December 7, 2001
(Updated Friday at 11:22 a.m.) Taking their weapons with them, Taliban forces abandoned their last bastion Kandahar on Friday, and witnesses said joyous residents poured into the streets and tore down the Taliban white flag. Afghanistan’s interim prime minister said Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammed Omar was missing and would be arrested if found.
Action on Iraq opposed
December 7, 2001
To the editor, I am writing to join American, European and Middle Eastern leaders in their opposition to U.S. military action against Iraq. President Bush has made menacing, if somewhat cryptic, comments suggesting he will punish Iraq for rejecting calls for international weapons inspection.
6News video report: Homeless citizens disheartened by survey
December 7, 2001
Tina Terry reports on the second day of the homeless census being conducted in Lawrence.
for free
December 7, 2001
By Dave Ranney If you’re at all interested in gardening, listen up. The city of Lawrence waste and recycling division is giving away nutrient-rich compost. All you have to do is show up at the recycling site at 901 E. Eighth St. between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. today and Saturday.
Team once owned by commissioner netted $16.1 million last season in new stadium
December 7, 2001
The Milwaukee Brewers, the team formerly run by commissioner Bud Selig and now controlled by his daughter, were baseball’s most profitable club in 2001 after revenue sharing, figures released by major league baseball show.
Commodities
December 7, 2001
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator Wheat, $2.62; corn, $1.82; milo, $1.82; soybeans, $4.07. Edgerton Elevator Wheat, $2.65; corn, $1.82; milo, $1.82; soybeans, $4.07. Overbrook Elevator Wheat, $2.65; corn, $1.82; milo, $1.82; soybeans, $4.07. Midland Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.84; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.09. Lawrence Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.87; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.12. Pauline Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.87; milo, $1.86; soybeans, $4.12.
Realtor enjoys working outside of office
December 7, 2001
Name: Carrie Sinks. Residence: Lawrence.
Reasonable solution
December 7, 2001
To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to clear up some of the questions of Mr. McColl and the other Ebeneezer Scrooges neighboring the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center. First, it seems to me that the proposed parking garage is intended solely to alleviate the parking problems on Sunday mornings. It seems counterproductive to complain both about a problem and its only reasonable solution.
Newly opened Leahy letter identical to one sent to Daschle
December 7, 2001
A letter to Sen. Patrick Leahy contained suspected anthrax and handwriting that appear identical to an earlier letter to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, the FBI disclosed Thursday.
Lucy I. Lambert-Messenheimer
December 7, 2001
Services for Lucy I. Lambert-Messenheimer, 90, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Lambert-Messenheimer died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at Eudora Nursing Center.
Here since 1977, longest-tenured university administrator announces plans to leave in August
December 7, 2001
By Terry Rombeck David Ambler’s career as a chief student affairs official began in 1970 at Kent State University, just months after National Guard troops killed four students during an anti-war protest.
1 KSU student dead, 2 missing in accident
December 7, 2001
Authorities found the body of one Kansas State University freshman in Tuttle Creek Lake on Thursday, and two others were believed to have died in a boating accident on the northeast Kansas reservoir.
NHL Roundup: Tampa Bay wins, 1-0
Goalie Khabibulin too tough
December 7, 2001
The Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t blow another strong outing by Nikolai Khabibulin. Khabibulin stopped 27 shots for his fifth shutout of the season, and Fredrik Modin scored his 100th NHL goal as the Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 1-0 on Thursday night.
Spring Hill spills Eudora in title game
December 7, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Eudora High boys basketball coach Scott Stein looked down at Spring Hill coach Rick O’Neil early in the second half and shouted “that was terrible.” Stein was talking about a blown call by an official but he could just as easily have been talking about Thursday’s Cardinal Invitational championship game.
Ottawa cruises in Goodland tournament
December 7, 2001
The long trip to northwestern Kansas was worth it for Ottawa High’s boys basketball team. The Cyclones set a Topside Tipoff Tournament scoring record, rolling to a 107-62 victory over Burlington, Colo., on Thursday.
Comedian-commentator to stay
Dennis Miller expected to return to ‘Monday Night Football’ next season
December 7, 2001
Dennis Miller might be on his way to becoming a long-term fixture at “Monday Night Football.” His boss certainly hopes so.
NBA Roundup: Jordan lifts Wizards
Forward shrugs off bad knee, scores 18 vs. Rockets
December 7, 2001
Michael Jordan needed a little time to get warmed up after missing a game because of a sore knee. Jordan scored 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Washington Wizards to an 85-82 victory over Houston on Thursday night, the Rockets’ eighth straight loss.
Pro Picks: Look for 49ers to trip Rams
San Francisco discovers defense
December 7, 2001
The San Francisco 49ers discovered their defense last week, albeit against Buffalo, which has won one game all season. They’ll need that defense when they go to St. Louis on Sunday.
Ho ho hiatus
Couple trade Christmas roles for mission work
December 7, 2001
By Jim Baker For the last seven years, Don and Dee Clement have been the Lawrence area’s first couple of Christmas. They’ve been a common sight during holiday parties at businesses, schools, nursing homes and private residences, where they’ve served as a very convincing Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Robert C. Murrow
December 7, 2001
Brewers most profitable franchise
Team once owned by commissioner netted $16.1 million last season in new stadium
December 7, 2001
The Milwaukee Brewers, the team formerly run by commissioner Bud Selig and now controlled by his daughter, were baseball’s most profitable club in 2001 after revenue sharing, figures released by major league baseball show.
High court hears case involving drug sales on ‘Net
AG’s Office challenges district court ruling
December 7, 2001
Howard Levine formed a company to sell prescriptions over the Internet, including the impotence drug Viagra. In 1999, a 16-year-old Kansas boy was a customer. The boy was the son of a Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent, and Levine, a Seattle doctor, found himself caught in a sting.
Mother’s WWII diary still teaching lessons
December 7, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Though its pages are yellowed and its black cover chipped, Edna Sponholtz’s diary still paints vivid images of America after the Pearl Harbor attacks. She started the log Dec. 7, 1941, only hours after 360 Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor, killing 2,400 Americans and bringing the United States into World War II.
Sailor killed by pirates on Amazon
Blake was two-time America’s Cup winner, Round the World champion
December 7, 2001
Peter Blake, who headed the New Zealand crew that won the America’s Cup in 1995 and 2000, was shot and killed by pirates during a robbery of his boat on the Amazon River. Blake was killed Wednesday during a holdup aboard his 119-foot yacht, the Seamaster, anchored on the Amazon in the jungle state of Amapa, 1,600 miles north of Sao Paulo, state police chief Rosilene Martins de Sena said.
Penske shifting gears from CART to IRL
Champion driver de Ferran, teammate Castroneves to switch circuits
December 7, 2001
CART co-founder Roger Penske is abandoning the league he helped create for the rival IRL, a stunning move by the most successful owner in open-wheel racing. He plans to race in all IRL events next season, including the Indianapolis 500, Penske Racing president Tim Cindric said Thursday in a statement from company headquarters in Reading, Pa.
Williams won’t overlook ‘Roos
First-year coach Zvosec leads UMKC to 5-0 start
December 7, 2001
By Gary Bedore There’s more than one major college basketball team in Missouri undefeated entering this weekend’s games. Everybody knows about the Mizzou Tigers’ resurgence under coach Quin Snyder.
Kansas heavyweight champion to wrestle at Haskell fund-raiser
Proceeds from event to benefit school’s club baseball team
December 7, 2001
By Dave Ranney The Rebel will be here Saturday. So will Kid USA, Smack Daddy and Bloodlust. They’re part of a professional wrestling card that’s coming to the Coffin Complex at Haskell Indian Nations University. Doors open at 7 p.m.; matches start at 8 p.m.
Transit defended
December 7, 2001
Jews mark historic military victory with annual Festival of Lights
December 7, 2001
By Jim Baker While much of the community is preparing for Christmas, Jews in Lawrence are getting ready to celebrate Hanukkah the Festival of Lights. This is the time of year when Jews light candles, sing songs, play games and eat special foods to commemorate a military victory that took place more than 2,000 years ago in Israel.
Parade thanks
December 7, 2001
What’s a church?
Springfield, Mo., outreach prompts political debate
December 7, 2001
The River of Life Church and Outreach opened its doors a few months ago on the city’s north side to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with a congregation of mostly homeless and addicted people.
Poll finds improved view of U.S. Muslims
December 7, 2001
The image of U.S. Muslims improved significantly in the eyes of their fellow Americans after the terrorist attacks, despite fears that the opposite would occur, according to a survey released Thursday.
Utility to cut jobs, executive pay
December 7, 2001
Western Resources plans to eliminate more jobs and cut the pay of two top executives as it continues efforts to improve financial operations. The company said in a statement Thursday that the base salaries of David Wittig, its chairman, president and CEO, and Doug Lake, an executive vice president and chief strategic officer, would be reduced by 20 percent next year.
Newly opened Leahy letter identical to one sent to Daschle
December 7, 2001
A letter to Sen. Patrick Leahy contained suspected anthrax and handwriting that appear identical to an earlier letter to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, the FBI disclosed Thursday.
Ambler retiring from KU student affairs
Here since 1977, longest-tenured university administrator announces plans to leave in August
December 7, 2001
By Terry Rombeck David Ambler’s career as a chief student affairs official began in 1970 at Kent State University, just months after National Guard troops killed four students during an anti-war protest.
Fertility drugs now included in dilution probe
FBI expands probe of KC pharmacist beyond chemotherapy prescriptions
December 7, 2001
The FBI is expanding its drug-dilution investigation at a Kansas pharmacy because the latest drug alleged to be weakened is so different from those found earlier, spokesman Jeff Lanza said.
Joan D. Keener
December 7, 2001
Lucy I. Lambert-Messenheimer
December 7, 2001
6News video report: Homeless citizens disheartened by survey
December 7, 2001
Tina Terry reports on the second day of the homeless census being conducted in Lawrence.
New shop tools on cutting edge of technology
December 7, 2001
I know it’s around somewhere that cool cordless drill/driver I got about five years ago, with the cross-hairs and bubble level.
Spirituality
December 7, 2001
New Episcopal diocese leader a former NFL player Interfaith group names first Muslim to board Priesthood commercial gets credit for easing shortage
Religion briefs
December 7, 2001
Unitarian Fellowship marks 40th anniversary Unity presents life workshop St. Nicholas to visit St. Margaret’s Corpus Christi helps others during holiday
Sound off
December 7, 2001
Q: What is done with the bodily fluids of a dead person? b>A: They are poured into the sewer system, said Rick Christian, funeral director at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St.
Champion driver de Ferran, teammate Castroneves to switch circuits
December 7, 2001
CART co-founder Roger Penske is abandoning the league he helped create for the rival IRL, a stunning move by the most successful owner in open-wheel racing. He plans to race in all IRL events next season, including the Indianapolis 500, Penske Racing president Tim Cindric said Thursday in a statement from company headquarters in Reading, Pa.
Cornhuskers suddenly become LSU fans
December 7, 2001
For a week at least, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are not the most popular football team in the state. No. 21 LSU has been adopted by Nebraska fans and players, who hope the Tigers can defeat second-ranked Tennessee in the Southeast Conference championship game Saturday.
Offer of amnesty for Taliban leader said to be unacceptable
December 7, 2001
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Thursday that the United States would not accept a negotiated surrender between Afghanistan’s new interim government and besieged Taliban forces in Kandahar that granted amnesty to Taliban leader Mohammad Omar.
s chances of winning at the Academy Awards
December 7, 2001
The hyperkinetic musical “Moulin Rouge” topped the National Board of Review’s list of the year’s best movies Wednesday, boosting its chances for a potential Oscar nomination. The anachronistic tale of an 1899 French burlesque show set to modern pop tunes was directed by Baz Luhrmann and starred Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman.
December 7, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe At the end of the 19th century, when African Americans were strung like “strange fruit” from Southern trees, The New York Times required every story about lynching to include a quote from a segregationist justifying the hanging.
NBA Briefs
December 7, 2001
Karl’s father dies at age of 95 McDyess showing improvement in knee Cavaliers promote volunteer coach Person Iverson doubtful for tonight’s game Wright on IR list
Religion briefs
December 7, 2001
Unitarian Fellowship marks 40th anniversary Unity presents life workshop St. Nicholas to visit St. Margaret’s Corpus Christi helps others during holiday
NFL Briefs
December 7, 2001
Raiders’ Gruden won’t take Irish job Green Bay releases embattled safety Jets’ running back handed 12 yards Raiders No. 1 seller Cincinnati places tight end on IR list Ex-Jayhawk Davis back on field Smith questionable
New shop tools on cutting edge of technology
December 7, 2001
I know it’s around somewhere that cool cordless drill/driver I got about five years ago, with the cross-hairs and bubble level.
Gunman attacks Indiana factory, kills himself
December 7, 2001
A man returned to the factory where he worked after a dispute and opened fire Thursday, killing a co-worker and wounding six others, authorities said. A SWAT team later found the gunman dead inside the simulated-wood factory with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. A shotgun was under his body.
s Cardinals face stern test against Indiana on Saturday
December 7, 2001
After beating two Top Five teams to open the season and earning the highest ranking in school history, Ball State won’t be overlooked again. At least not this season. The Cardinals (5-1) moved to 15th in this week’s AP college basketball team.
Forward shrugs off bad knee, scores 18 vs. Rockets
December 7, 2001
Michael Jordan needed a little time to get warmed up after missing a game because of a sore knee. Jordan scored 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Washington Wizards to an 85-82 victory over Houston on Thursday night, the Rockets’ eighth straight loss.
in Mideast
December 7, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe The latest round of Palestinian suicide bombings and Israeli retaliations raises new perils in the Middle East, raises new questions about how to battle terrorism worldwide, and raises the stakes for all of the principals in the conflict including, ominously, President Bush, who is commanding a separate terrorism war.
Networks once criticized by NAACP lead in Image Awards nominations
December 7, 2001
Two television networks criticized by the NAACP only four months ago for lacking diversity in coverage led the civil rights group’s prestigious Image Awards on Wednesday with 13 nominations each.
Misguided youth?
December 7, 2001
Journal-World Editorial The term “traitor” quickly and appropriately comes to mind in the John Philip Walker Lindh case. Get ready for those sad songs and heart-rending violins for John Philip Walker Lindh, originally of California.
Robert C. Murrow
December 7, 2001
Services for Robert C. Murrow, 69, Rose Hill, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Smith Mortuary, Derby. Burial will be in Mulvane Cemetery. Mr. Murrow died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at Via Christi - St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Wichita.
Home Depot exec to pay $545 million
December 7, 2001
Arthur M. Blank, co-founder and former chairman of Home Depot, is buying the Atlanta Falcons for $545 million, giving the team new ownership for the first time in its 36-year history.
First-year coach Zvosec leads UMKC to 5-0 start
December 7, 2001
By Gary Bedore There’s more than one major college basketball team in Missouri undefeated entering this weekend’s games. Everybody knows about the Mizzou Tigers’ resurgence under coach Quin Snyder.
s Cup winner, Round the World champion
December 7, 2001
Peter Blake, who headed the New Zealand crew that won the America’s Cup in 1995 and 2000, was shot and killed by pirates during a robbery of his boat on the Amazon River. Blake was killed Wednesday during a holdup aboard his 119-foot yacht, the Seamaster, anchored on the Amazon in the jungle state of Amapa, 1,600 miles north of Sao Paulo, state police chief Rosilene Martins de Sena said.
6Sports video report: LHS wins, Free State boys and girls lose
December 7, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the win by the LHS basketball team and the losses suffered by the Free State teams.
6Sports video report: Eudora High boys put up a fight
December 7, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Eudora High basketball game against the Spring Hill Broncos.
U.S. soldiers mourned
December 7, 2001
The note on William and Linda Davis’ convenience store said there’s been a death in the family. The sign on City Hall reads “Our prayers are with you, Davis family.” Dozens of little American flags on the family’s front yard flutter in the breeze.
Couple trade Christmas roles for mission work
December 7, 2001
By Jim Baker For the last seven years, Don and Dee Clement have been the Lawrence area’s first couple of Christmas. They’ve been a common sight during holiday parties at businesses, schools, nursing homes and private residences, where they’ve served as a very convincing Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Tennessee needs victory in SEC title game to play for national championship
December 7, 2001
LSU is getting a little tired of all this talk about Tennessee playing for the national championship. After all, the Volunteers still have to win another game to get there: Saturday night’s Southeastern Conference title game against the underdog Tigers.
Baseball Briefs
December 7, 2001
Indians sign Anderson to one-year contract Dodgers, Beltre reach agreement Braves sign catcher McLemore signs deal to stay in Seattle Perez breaks hand Giants keeping Santiago Businessman eyes Twins Giambi leaning to Yanks
Receiver clears air in meeting with coach Belichick
December 7, 2001
When it came down to it, New England coach Bill Belichick figured the Patriots were better with Terry Glenn than without him. A day after the two met for more than an hour, Glenn practiced with the team on Thursday for just the ninth time this season with the goal of playing this weekend against the Cleveland Browns.
Goalie Khabibulin too tough
December 7, 2001
The Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t blow another strong outing by Nikolai Khabibulin. Khabibulin stopped 27 shots for his fifth shutout of the season, and Fredrik Modin scored his 100th NHL goal as the Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 1-0 on Thursday night.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
December 7, 2001
On Dec. 7, 1901, the Lawrence Journal had a story from The Worlds Work headlined “The Automobile in Rapid Transit.” The article noted the inauguration of automobile lines in Indiana, New Jersey and California: “The small amount of capital required … and the ease of operation make … such lines seem possible. There is of course none of the expense of surveying … and the installations of costly machinery in a properly arranged building. The automobile is not an exacting vehicle. All it demands is a reasonably good highway, a place to be housed and ordinary care. Generally speaking, 10 automobiles seating 12 persons including the chauffeur should answer all requirements for a place of 40,000 population … It is not certain, moreover, that the comfort and convenience of the automobile stages would not far excel the necessarily imperfect arrangements of the ordinary street car.”
Old home town - 100 years ago today
December 7, 2001
Janitor held for murder of pregnant woman
December 7, 2001
A Lincoln County judge ordered a 50-year-old bowling alley janitor held on $100,000 bond Thursday in the slashing death of an 8 1/2-month pregnant woman. He faces first-degree murder and felony weapon use charges for the death of 40-year-old Vickie Soto, who had her throat slashed and both legs cut off below the knee.
Jews mark historic military victory with annual Festival of Lights
December 7, 2001
By Jim Baker While much of the community is preparing for Christmas, Jews in Lawrence are getting ready to celebrate Hanukkah the Festival of Lights. This is the time of year when Jews light candles, sing songs, play games and eat special foods to commemorate a military victory that took place more than 2,000 years ago in Israel.
Headline News Lawrence - video report
December 7, 2001
World War II veterans remember Pearl Harbor bombing Social services begin in-depth census of local homeless City may put the brakes on congested downtown intersection Eudora boy’s basketball team falls to Spring Hill
Interior Secretary comes home to talk about protecting endangered species
December 7, 2001
More money for landowners, not additional rules, could be the key to easing disputes about ways to protect endangered species, Interior Secretary Gale Norton said. Norton on Wednesday was back in her native Wichita to speak at the annual meeting of state wildlife officials.
Heights hammers Free State
December 7, 2001
By Chuck Woodling It was a three-adverb night for Free State’s girls basketball team. The Firebirds were really and truly and definitely dreadful particularly in the first half while suffering a 63-32 thumping from Shawnee Heights in the first round of the Olathe East Invitational on Thursday night.
On the street
December 7, 2001
What does the anniversary of Pearl Harbor mean to you? Have your perspectives changed this year? Sean McEniry, graphic artist, Lawrence
s club baseball team
December 7, 2001
By Dave Ranney The Rebel will be here Saturday. So will Kid USA, Smack Daddy and Bloodlust. They’re part of a professional wrestling card that’s coming to the Coffin Complex at Haskell Indian Nations University. Doors open at 7 p.m.; matches start at 8 p.m.
Convicted murder gets life term
December 7, 2001
By Mike Belt Ronald Decker will be an old man if he ever gets out of prison for killing a man and then burying the body in his back yard. Decker 52, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for the October 1999 shooting death of Lloyd Wayne Green, 43, rural McLouth. Decker will be 77 before eligible for parole.
s hands
December 7, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Much to the displeasure of representatives from all nine of the county’s township boards, Douglas County commissioners indicated Thursday that they want to study a change in township road maintenance.
Governor cancels speech
December 7, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves canceled his appearance and speech Thursday at a meeting on children’s issues so he could attend a holiday reception at the White House, a spokesman said. Graves and other White House guests were to be briefed by advisers to President Bush, but “the key purpose of the trip is the holiday reception,” said Graves’ spokesman Don Brown.
San Francisco discovers defense
December 7, 2001
The San Francisco 49ers discovered their defense last week, albeit against Buffalo, which has won one game all season. They’ll need that defense when they go to St. Louis on Sunday.
College Football Briefs
December 7, 2001
San Diego State names Craft coach CBS extends contract with SEC through 2008 Florida reserve QB thinks about leaving Mount Union running back named top Div. III player
Team once owned by commissioner netted $16.1 million last season in new stadium
December 7, 2001
The Milwaukee Brewers, the team formerly run by commissioner Bud Selig and now controlled by his daughter, were baseball’s most profitable club in 2001 after revenue sharing, figures released by major league baseball show.
s Roundup: Top-ranked UConn cruises, 97-54
December 7, 2001
Sue Bird apparently got what she was looking for Thursday night. Bird matched her career high with 25 points to lead top-ranked Connecticut to a 97-54 victory over Holy Cross in the Hartford Civic Center.
U.S. soldiers mourned
December 7, 2001
The note on William and Linda Davis’ convenience store said there’s been a death in the family. The sign on City Hall reads “Our prayers are with you, Davis family.” Dozens of little American flags on the family’s front yard flutter in the breeze.
Three-point barrage boosts Missouri past Southern
December 7, 2001
Missouri overcame one of its worst long-range shooting performances quickly and in record fashion. Clarence Gilbert scored 18 of his 29 points in the first half and No. 2 Missouri hit a school-record 17 three-pointers in a 117-67 victory over Southern University on Thursday night.
Netter expands horizons to TV, Davis Cup
December 7, 2001
Pete Sampras is making several changes after his worst season in a decade: switching coaches, planning to play Davis Cup, and signing up as an investor and spokesman for The Tennis Channel.
6Sports video report: LHS wins, Free State boys and girls lose
December 7, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the win by the LHS basketball team and the losses suffered by the Free State teams.
Ottawa cruises in Goodland tournament
December 7, 2001
The long trip to northwestern Kansas was worth it for Ottawa High’s boys basketball team. The Cyclones set a Topside Tipoff Tournament scoring record, rolling to a 107-62 victory over Burlington, Colo., on Thursday.
Spring Hill spills Eudora in title game
December 7, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Eudora High boys basketball coach Scott Stein looked down at Spring Hill coach Rick O’Neil early in the second half and shouted “that was terrible.” Stein was talking about a blown call by an official but he could just as easily have been talking about Thursday’s Cardinal Invitational championship game.
Religious leaders split in response to cloning
December 7, 2001
Roman Catholic and conservative Protestant leaders condemned the first reported cloning of a human embryo, while other Christian and Reform Jewish leaders supported using the procedure to cure diseases.
Ashcroft defends policies
December 7, 2001
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft resolutely defended the Justice Department’s aggressive anti-terrorism tactics Thursday, telling a Senate committee the measures are necessary to prevent future attacks and suggesting that criticism of them aids the terrorist cause.
Poll finds improved view of U.S. Muslims
December 7, 2001
The image of U.S. Muslims improved significantly in the eyes of their fellow Americans after the terrorist attacks, despite fears that the opposite would occur, according to a survey released Thursday.
s crackdown sparks resistance
December 7, 2001
Yasser Arafat’s intensified crackdown on Islamic militants met angry resistance on his own territory Thursday, as 1,500 Hamas supporters battled Palestinian riot police for hours outside the home of the group’s leader. One Hamas supporter died in an exchange of fire.
Robert William Gray
December 7, 2001
Services for Robert William Gray, 88, Wagoner, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Mr. Gray died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at his home
House passes trade bill
December 7, 2001
The Republican leadership’s last-minute arm-twisting of wavering House GOP members produced a dramatic one-vote victory Thursday for a bill to strengthen President Bush’s hand in negotiating a new world trade agreement.
Defense bill showdown nears
December 7, 2001
Republicans Thursday night demonstrated the votes to scuttle a Democratic plan to increase proposed spending on homeland security and recovery by $15 billion, as the Senate headed toward a showdown vote as early as today on a smaller GOP initiative.
Armed citizen arrested near White House gates
December 7, 2001
The U.S. Secret Service Thursday arrested a man outside the White House gates who authorities say was carrying a footlong hunting knife and had an assault rifle, a rifle with a telescopic lens, gunpowder, a handgun, a bulletproof vest and a helmet in his pickup truck parked nearby.
Helm sentenced to 41 months
December 7, 2001
(Updated Friday at 2:52 p.m.) A Lawrence teen convicted of taking two children from their mother in February will spend the next 3 1/2 years in prison.
FBI expands probe of KC pharmacist beyond chemotherapy prescriptions
December 7, 2001
The FBI is expanding its drug-dilution investigation at a Kansas pharmacy because the latest drug alleged to be weakened is so different from those found earlier, spokesman Jeff Lanza said.
Forum speakers outline ways to improve interaction program
December 7, 2001
By Mindie Paget Sometimes success in victim-offender reconciliation comes in small steps. Shelley Diehl, Douglas County deputy district attorney and former juvenile prosecutor, remembers one young woman who’d sparred verbally with another girl at her high school for years before finally pushing her into a locker and bloodying her lip.
Jury finds Fuller guilty in fatal beating
December 7, 2001
By Mike Belt A Franklin County jury Thursday found a Johnson County man guilty in the beating of an elderly couple, but it wasn’t the verdict of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder sought by prosecutors.
Christian Center offers warmth at 5 p.m.
December 7, 2001
By Joel Mathis The city’s homeless have a new place to escape the cold. Lawrence Christian Center, 1031 N.H., is opening its doors in the early evening to give homeless residents a place to escape the weather in the hours before the nearby Salvation Army seasonal shelter opens at 9 p.m.
Friends and neighbors
December 7, 2001
Aaron Gile, 8, Gage Lowell, 6, Allison Kearney, 2, and Kristen Gile, 5, see how they measure up during their annual trip to Schaake’s Pumpkin Patch in Lawrence. Aaron and Kristen are the children of Mark Gile, Lawrence. Gage is the son of Lowell Buffington, Lawrence. Allison is the daughter of John Kearney, Valley Falls. John Kearney submitted the photograph. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For more Friends and Neighbors, go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
Farmland poised for return to profitability, CEO says
December 7, 2001
Changes made in the past year have Farmland Industries in position to return to profitability, the chief executive of the nation’s largest agricultural cooperative said.
Utility to cut jobs, executive pay
December 7, 2001
Western Resources plans to eliminate more jobs and cut the pay of two top executives as it continues efforts to improve financial operations. The company said in a statement Thursday that the base salaries of David Wittig, its chairman, president and CEO, and Doug Lake, an executive vice president and chief strategic officer, would be reduced by 20 percent next year.
Parade thanks
December 7, 2001
To the editor: I was raised in Lawrence, graduated LHS 1956, now live in Herington. We made it to the first Christmas parade and finally got back last week to enjoy the parade again. It was such a beautiful day and such a grand parade, we wanted you to know how much we enjoyed it all. As I looked around at the whole scene, all I could think of was “only in America.” Thank you.
Tigers hope to spoil Vols’ run for Rose
Tennessee needs victory in SEC title game to play for national championship
December 7, 2001
LSU is getting a little tired of all this talk about Tennessee playing for the national championship. After all, the Volunteers still have to win another game to get there: Saturday night’s Southeastern Conference title game against the underdog Tigers.
U.S. pans Kandahar surrender terms
Offer of amnesty for Taliban leader said to be unacceptable
December 7, 2001
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Thursday that the United States would not accept a negotiated surrender between Afghanistan’s new interim government and besieged Taliban forces in Kandahar that granted amnesty to Taliban leader Mohammad Omar.
U.S. can’t afford ‘sideshow’ in Mideast
December 7, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe The latest round of Palestinian suicide bombings and Israeli retaliations raises new perils in the Middle East, raises new questions about how to battle terrorism worldwide, and raises the stakes for all of the principals in the conflict including, ominously, President Bush, who is commanding a separate terrorism war.
Nation Briefs
December 7, 2001
Washington: Surgical errors on rise Philadelphia: Fifth heart recipient grateful for ‘2nd chance’ Massachusetts: Teen pleads innocent in counselor’s death Denver: Columbine publication prompts rehearing bid Washington: Cancer survivor named to lead national institute Washington: Study: Air quality on jets can be hazardous
NFL Suspensions: Patriots’ Glenn back on field
Receiver clears air in meeting with coach Belichick
December 7, 2001
When it came down to it, New England coach Bill Belichick figured the Patriots were better with Terry Glenn than without him. A day after the two met for more than an hour, Glenn practiced with the team on Thursday for just the ninth time this season with the goal of playing this weekend against the Cleveland Browns.
Blank buying Falcons
Home Depot exec to pay $545 million
December 7, 2001
Arthur M. Blank, co-founder and former chairman of Home Depot, is buying the Atlanta Falcons for $545 million, giving the team new ownership for the first time in its 36-year history.
Networks once criticized by NAACP lead in Image Awards nominations
December 7, 2001
Two television networks criticized by the NAACP only four months ago for lacking diversity in coverage led the civil rights group’s prestigious Image Awards on Wednesday with 13 nominations each.
T-Birds topple Firebirds - Shawnee Heights 48, FSHS 47
Scoring droughts doom Free State
December 7, 2001
By Robert Sinclair The Firebird certainly isn’t an early bird. Free State High’s boys basketball team staged a furious fourth-quarter comeback, but it wasn’t enough to overcome an early funk in Thursday’s 48-47 loss to Shawnee Heights in the first round of the Emporia Tipoff Classic.
Misguided youth?
December 7, 2001
Journal-World Editorial The term “traitor” quickly and appropriately comes to mind in the John Philip Walker Lindh case. Get ready for those sad songs and heart-rending violins for John Philip Walker Lindh, originally of California.
Langford’s moves impress Williams
December 7, 2001
By Gary Bedore The knock on lefty Keith Langford is he supposedly can’t switch gears and head to his right. “Don’t believe everything you hear announcers say,” KU coach Roy Williams said, bristling at TV criticism of the Jayhawks’ freshman guard/forward. Williams is mighty high on Langford, his 6-foot-4 rookie from Crowley, Texas, who has been hobbled the past week or so because of a bone chip in his left ankle that isn’t expected to keep him out of action.
Top 25 Women’s Roundup: Top-ranked UConn cruises, 97-54
December 7, 2001
Sue Bird apparently got what she was looking for Thursday night. Bird matched her career high with 25 points to lead top-ranked Connecticut to a 97-54 victory over Holy Cross in the Hartford Civic Center.
Court’s money crunch has judge doing secretarial work
December 7, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn One sure sign the Douglas County court system is in a funding crunch is that chief administrative judge Mike Malone is likely to answer his own phone. Since his secretary of 17 years retired last month, a hiring freeze has prevented Malone from finding a replacement, he told county commissioners and a pair of state legislators at a Thursday meeting to discuss budget concerns.
Township road maintenance may fall in county’s hands
December 7, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Much to the displeasure of representatives from all nine of the county’s township boards, Douglas County commissioners indicated Thursday that they want to study a change in township road maintenance.
Convicted murder gets life term
December 7, 2001
By Mike Belt Ronald Decker will be an old man if he ever gets out of prison for killing a man and then burying the body in his back yard. Decker 52, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for the October 1999 shooting death of Lloyd Wayne Green, 43, rural McLouth. Decker will be 77 before eligible for parole.
Children’s Mercy gets $25 million
December 7, 2001
Children’s Mercy Hospital, one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers, has received the largest gift in its 104-year history, nearly $25 million from the Hall Family Foundation. The gift will go toward the hospital’s five-year $64 million Destiny plan, which includes a new clinic and research building at Children’s Mercy’s Kansas City campus.
Janitor held for murder of pregnant woman
December 7, 2001
A Lincoln County judge ordered a 50-year-old bowling alley janitor held on $100,000 bond Thursday in the slashing death of an 8 1/2-month pregnant woman. He faces first-degree murder and felony weapon use charges for the death of 40-year-old Vickie Soto, who had her throat slashed and both legs cut off below the knee.
Alabama to cut 15 scholarships
Tide officials reveal self-imposed sanctions in response to NCAA allegations
December 7, 2001
Alabama will cut 15 football scholarships over the next three years in response to NCAA charges of rules violations. The university also said Thursday it had severed ties with three athletic boosters accused of offering money to high school players and would cut back on recruiting.
Gunman attacks Indiana factory, kills himself
December 7, 2001
A man returned to the factory where he worked after a dispute and opened fire Thursday, killing a co-worker and wounding six others, authorities said. A SWAT team later found the gunman dead inside the simulated-wood factory with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. A shotgun was under his body.
Interior Secretary comes home to talk about protecting endangered species
December 7, 2001
More money for landowners, not additional rules, could be the key to easing disputes about ways to protect endangered species, Interior Secretary Gale Norton said. Norton on Wednesday was back in her native Wichita to speak at the annual meeting of state wildlife officials.
Arafat’s crackdown sparks resistance
December 7, 2001
Yasser Arafat’s intensified crackdown on Islamic militants met angry resistance on his own territory Thursday, as 1,500 Hamas supporters battled Palestinian riot police for hours outside the home of the group’s leader. One Hamas supporter died in an exchange of fire.
Boston Strangler’s identity in doubt
December 7, 2001
The identity of the notorious Boston Strangler was cast into doubt Thursday by new DNA evidence that fails to link the man who confessed to the string of 1960s rape-murders to the last victim.
House passes trade bill
December 7, 2001
The Republican leadership’s last-minute arm-twisting of wavering House GOP members produced a dramatic one-vote victory Thursday for a bill to strengthen President Bush’s hand in negotiating a new world trade agreement.
Commissioner greeted by skeptical Congress
Politicians not thrilled by Selig’s plan to eliminate two baseball franchises
December 7, 2001
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig took his case for eliminating teams to Congress on Thursday and was greeted by skeptical committee members and hostile questions from Minnesota’s governor.
Defense bill showdown nears
December 7, 2001
Republicans Thursday night demonstrated the votes to scuttle a Democratic plan to increase proposed spending on homeland security and recovery by $15 billion, as the Senate headed toward a showdown vote as early as today on a smaller GOP initiative.
Armed citizen arrested near White House gates
December 7, 2001
The U.S. Secret Service Thursday arrested a man outside the White House gates who authorities say was carrying a footlong hunting knife and had an assault rifle, a rifle with a telescopic lens, gunpowder, a handgun, a bulletproof vest and a helmet in his pickup truck parked nearby.
CU sells 10,000 bowl tickets
December 7, 2001
The University of Colorado on Thursday sold out of public tickets for the Fiesta Bowl, even though the football team may not play in the game. More than 10,000 tickets were sold for the Jan. 1 game, most likely against Oregon.
Lawrence briefs
December 7, 2001
Car chase duo may have burglarized cars at KU Auction proceeds to benefit Haskell museum, center Two motorists toss BB gun back, forth on Iowa Street
Sampras evolves
Netter expands horizons to TV, Davis Cup
December 7, 2001
Pete Sampras is making several changes after his worst season in a decade: switching coaches, planning to play Davis Cup, and signing up as an investor and spokesman for The Tennis Channel.
Religious leaders split in response to cloning
December 7, 2001
Roman Catholic and conservative Protestant leaders condemned the first reported cloning of a human embryo, while other Christian and Reform Jewish leaders supported using the procedure to cure diseases.
Off-line shopping has appeal
December 7, 2001
By Karen Heller The Philadelphia Inquirer A box the size of a schnauzer arrived from the Direct Marketing Assn. I was nervous about opening the behemoth mostly because, at the start of the anthrax scare, I suggested the time was right for tossing bulk mail with impunity.
Farmland poised for return to profitability, CEO says
December 7, 2001
Changes made in the past year have Farmland Industries in position to return to profitability, the chief executive of the nation’s largest agricultural cooperative said.
Realtor enjoys working outside of office
December 7, 2001
Site opens doors early to city’s homeless
Christian Center offers warmth at 5 p.m.
December 7, 2001
By Joel Mathis The city’s homeless have a new place to escape the cold. Lawrence Christian Center, 1031 N.H., is opening its doors in the early evening to give homeless residents a place to escape the weather in the hours before the nearby Salvation Army seasonal shelter opens at 9 p.m.
Jury finds Fuller guilty in fatal beating
December 7, 2001
By Mike Belt A Franklin County jury Thursday found a Johnson County man guilty in the beating of an elderly couple, but it wasn’t the verdict of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder sought by prosecutors.
City offering ‘gardeners’ gold’ for free
December 7, 2001
By Dave Ranney If you’re at all interested in gardening, listen up. The city of Lawrence waste and recycling division is giving away nutrient-rich compost. All you have to do is show up at the recycling site at 901 E. Eighth St. between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. today and Saturday.
People
December 7, 2001
Girl group testing independence Actress takes message to school Young poet pens publishing deal
People
December 7, 2001
Girl group testing independence Actress takes message to school Young poet pens publishing deal
Ashcroft defends policies
December 7, 2001
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft resolutely defended the Justice Department’s aggressive anti-terrorism tactics Thursday, telling a Senate committee the measures are necessary to prevent future attacks and suggesting that criticism of them aids the terrorist cause.
Brewers most profitable franchise
Team once owned by commissioner netted $16.1 million last season in new stadium
December 7, 2001
The Milwaukee Brewers, the team formerly run by commissioner Bud Selig and now controlled by his daughter, were baseball’s most profitable club in 2001 after revenue sharing, figures released by major league baseball show.
Briefcase
December 7, 2001
Technology: Lawrence organizations to receive SBC grants Holidays: Retailers report lackluster sales Economy: Rebound from recession signaled by reports Newspaper: Wall Street Journal to unveil new look
Briefcase
December 7, 2001
Technology: Lawrence organizations to receive SBC grants Holidays: Retailers report lackluster sales Economy: Rebound from recession signaled by reports Newspaper: Wall Street Journal to unveil new look
Briefly
December 7, 2001
Washington: U.N. Security Council endorses interim government Washington: Civil rights official sworn in Washington: Ports pressed to up security
Briefly
December 7, 2001
Washington: U.N. Security Council endorses interim government Washington: Civil rights official sworn in Washington: Ports pressed to up security
Horoscopes
December 7, 2001
For Friday, Dec. 7, 2001 Those with birthdays today: Your professional reputation becomes more important than it has in many years past. A key partner or associate helps you increase your status and security. Communication can make or break you this year. If you are single, romance will have a starry-eyed quality. If you are attached, your relationship might be very pleasant and caring, or chaotic and upsetting, depending on your skill-handling issues.
College Football Briefs
December 7, 2001
San Diego State names Craft coach CBS extends contract with SEC through 2008 Florida reserve QB thinks about leaving Mount Union running back named top Div. III player
Friends and neighbors
December 7, 2001
Governor cancels speech; opts for D.C.
Top aide substitutes at children’s issues forum
December 7, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves canceled his appearance and speech Thursday at a meeting on children’s issues so he could attend a holiday reception at the White House, a spokesman said. Graves and other White House guests were to be briefed by advisers to President Bush, but “the key purpose of the trip is the holiday reception,” said Graves’ spokesman Don Brown.
Joan D. Keener
December 7, 2001
Services for Joan D. Keener, 68, Great Bend, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery. Mrs. Keener died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Rose Campus, Great Bend.
On the record
December 7, 2001
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
On the record
December 7, 2001
Reasonable solution
December 7, 2001
Robert William Gray
December 7, 2001
Spirituality
December 7, 2001
New Episcopal diocese leader a former NFL player Interfaith group names first Muslim to board Priesthood commercial gets credit for easing shortage
Transit defended
December 7, 2001
To the editor: I am responding to a letter from Emerson Hazlett that appeared in the Lawrence Journal-World on Dec. 4. Mr. Hazlett complained that taxes are being used for a public transportation system when, he said, “most of the (expensive buses) I have seen haven’t had a single passenger” and that “the people who made such a fuss over getting this bus system must, themselves, not be using them.”
Heights hammers Free State
December 7, 2001
By Chuck Woodling It was a three-adverb night for Free State’s girls basketball team. The Firebirds were really and truly and definitely dreadful particularly in the first half while suffering a 63-32 thumping from Shawnee Heights in the first round of the Olathe East Invitational on Thursday night.
World Briefs
December 7, 2001
ROME: Barriers to save Venice London: Countess hospitalized Moscow: More Kursk bodies found Tokyo: Japan recession official Norway: Laureates stress peace HAVANA: Elian celebrates birthday
s identity in doubt
December 7, 2001
The identity of the notorious Boston Strangler was cast into doubt Thursday by new DNA evidence that fails to link the man who confessed to the string of 1960s rape-murders to the last victim.
6Sports video report: Eudora High boys put up a fight
December 7, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Eudora High basketball game against the Spring Hill Broncos.
Local briefs
December 7, 2001
Law enforcement: KU student injured in motorcycle accident A Kansas University student was injured Thursday morning when he apparently lost control of his motorcycle at the intersection of Naismith Drive and 19th Terrace. Aaron A. Reed, 19, Larned, was in serious condition Thursday night at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., a hospital spokesman said. Reed was taken to KUMC by Life Star helicopter. Lawrence Police were called to the accident shortly before 8:30 a.m. Officers said Reed was not wearing a helmet. Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the accident. __________________________ Courts: Prosecution rests its case in attempted-murder trial John McGautha now has his chance to convince a Douglas County jury that he didn’t shoot a Lawrence man. Thursday Douglas County prosecutors completed their case against McGautha, 19, charged with attempted first-degree murder in the June 17, 2000, shooting of Allen Toshavik in eastern Lawrence. McGuatha’s Overland Park attorney, Michael Dunalewicz, had time to call only a few witnesses and will continue his client’s defense case today. Assistant Dist. Attys. Shelley Diehl and Dave Zabel called witnesses and presented evidence they say showed McGautha shot Toshavik twice, once in the neck and once in the back, during an argument. Toshavik is now paralyzed from the neck down. Also involved in the argument, prosecutors said, was McGautha’s brother, Ronnell McGautha, 18. He is charged with aiding and abetting attempted first-degree murder and will be tried at a later date. Dunalewicz has tried to raise doubt in jurors’ minds about witness’ identification of his client as the gunman by noting how much the two brothers look alike. __________________________ Prize winners: KU graduate wins prize to pay off student loans A Lawrence woman is paying off her outstanding student loan balance early after she won a $25,000 prize in a student loan provider monthly drawing giveaway. Lenita Richardson, who graduated from Kansas University with a bachelor’s degree in French and now works for National Computer Systems as a data analyst, was among four of the most recent winners in the Great Sallie Mae Giveaway. Winners were announced Thursday; other winners were from Ohio and California. The giveaway program awards up to $25,000 a month to cover a borrower’s outstanding student loan obligations. Students chosen are eligible for a maximum of $25,000 each. __________________________ Air travel: KCI traffic down after terrorist attacks Kansas City, Mo. Passenger traffic at Kansas City International Airport was down again in October, the second straight decline since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, officials said. The number of passengers arriving at and departing from KCI in October dropped 13.9 percent from October 2000, according to figures released Wednesday by the Kansas City Aviation Department. Those figures follow a 27.6 percent decrease in September from the prior year.
Lions senior scores 37
December 7, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus