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Fire damages KU prof’s home in Alvamar
December 9, 2001
(Updated Monday at 3:03 a.m.) Fire broke out at a home of a Kansas University professor on the 2000 Block of Alvamar’s Hogan Drive late Sunday Morning. Firefighters responded to a call from a neighbor who saw and smelled the smoke just before 11 a.m.
American jets pound Tora Bora caves
Karzai works out Kandahar government
December 9, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 3:06 p.m.) American bombers pounded the hills and caves of Tora Bora on Sunday, trying to soften al-Qaida defenses for a ground assault by Afghan tribesmen. Pakistani forces moved to seal off escape routes on their side of the border.
Cheney says videotape leaves no doubt of bin Laden’s involvement in terrorist attacks
December 9, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 3:02 p.m.) Osama bin Laden says in a videotape he was pleasantly surprised by the extent of damage from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, U.S. officials disclosed Sunday. The tape also suggests that some hijackers did not know they were going to die.
Bernadine A. Bellinger Kline
December 9, 2001
Pease services
December 9, 2001
KU escapes ‘Roos - Kansas 79, UMKC 68
Jayhawks win ‘ugly’ against zone
December 9, 2001
By Gary Bedore Temple isn’t the only college basketball team in the country that plays a maddeningly effective match-up zone defense. UMKC’s Kangaroos ran the 2-3 alignment to perfection Saturday night, slowing Kansas University’s running game in the Jayhawks’ hard-earned 79-68 victory at Allen Fieldhouse.
NBA Notebook: Krause, Floyd can’t agree on playing time for rookies
December 9, 2001
A battle of wills is surfacing between Bulls general manager Jerry Krause, who drafted Eddy Curry and Tyson Chandler, and coach Tim Floyd, who has resisted playing them. Insiders think Floyd is smoldering about trading Elton Brand for Chandler, which bought Krause time at the cost of giving Floyd a chance to compete this season.
Defense bill includes food supply protections
December 9, 2001
Key elements of a plan to protect the nation’s food supply were part of defense spending legislation passed late last week in the Senate. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., said Saturday that parts of an agroterrorism measure he is sponsoring were included in the defense bill and its $20 billion package for bolstering security at home.
McCain fights Boeing funding
December 9, 2001
Sen. John McCain has attacked the Senate defense spending bill for including what he calls gross amounts of excess spending. His top example: a program for the Air Force to lease 100 Boeing 767s to replace its aging refueling fleet.
Tight cash flow delays state funds for schools
December 9, 2001
The state’s cash shortage has touched all Kansas school districts this month, as monthly payments from Topeka to districts were delayed nearly a week and were only 75 percent of the amounts due.
Printmaker left vivid impression
December 9, 2001
By Mindie Paget Kansas University professor emeritus of printmaking John Talleur knew how to make an impression. When Talleur and a group of his students in the late ‘60s or early ‘70s reassembled an old handpress that they’d carried in pieces from Chicago to KU, the weight of it broke the floor right above the chancellor’s office in Strong Hall.
LSU stuns Vols, muddies BCS
December 9, 2001
A backup quarterback denied Tennessee a spot in the Rose Bowl and really messed up the Bowl Championship Series. Matt Mauck, filling in after Rohan Davey was injured, ran for two touchdowns and No. 21 LSU won its first Southeastern Conference title since 1988 with a 31-20 upset of second-ranked Tennessee on Saturday night.
Instructors leave guns at school
December 9, 2001
The state has taught thousands of Missourians how to hunt safely in the past 44 years and will teach thousands more in the future. But in the Tarkio district in far northwest Missouri, the training won’t take place any more in elementary or secondary classrooms not after volunteers for the Missouri Conservation Department’s Hunter Education Class left two handguns behind last month.
Suspect captured in Kansas guilty of child sex abuse
December 9, 2001
A Mercer County man captured in Kansas after being featured on “America’s Most Wanted” has been convicted of 105 counts involving the sexual abuse of his four stepchildren.
NHL Roundup: Devils stretch unbeaten streak to four
New Jersey clips Capitals to reach .500 level for first time since Nov. 17
December 9, 2001
The New Jersey Devils started to win again once they rediscovered the value of patience. Sergei Brylin and Brian Rafalski scored second-period goals Saturday to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals.
County commission
Commissioner to serve on abatement committee
December 9, 2001
Agenda highlights 9 a.m. Monday Courthouse, 1100 Mass.
Religious, secular Christmas stamps due
December 9, 2001
Each year at this time, the U.S. Postal Service issues two different sets of stamps for use on holiday mail. One is a special stamp of religious significance. The other is nonreligious, featuring colorful portrayals of smiling snowmen or sundry Santas.
Shakespeare was wrong: the part ‘not the play’ is the important thing
December 9, 2001
By Marsha Henry Goff When he was in country school, my husband Ray was in a Christmas play. What grade was he in? Somewhere between third and eighth. What part did he play? He doesn’t know. He sang a song with a classmate named Glenn. What song? He can’t remember. Men!
Band strikes a holiday chord
Concert is musician’s gift to the community
December 9, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Members of the Lawrence City Band figure music is better than fruitcake. That’s why they are presenting their second annual holiday concert. “It’s a Christmas gift to the city of Lawrence anybody and everybody,” director Robert Foster said.
Robison comfortable balancing recording career, songwriting success
December 9, 2001
It was a good week to be Bruce Robison. His “Angry All the Time” was the No. 1 country music song in the nation, as sung by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Singers Brad Paisley, Allison Moorer, David Ball, Keith Urban and Lee Ann Womack had been in the audience at Robison’s Nov. 8 show, scouting his songs.
Browsing room
Books with ties to Kansas are crowding the shelves
December 9, 2001
By Jan Biles The Christmas shopping clock is ticking off the minutes. So if you have names that haven’t been checked off your list yet and you don’t have a clue what to get, it may be time to put your faith in a sure-fire winner: books.
North Dakota takes D-II title
December 9, 2001
Jed Perkerewiez scored on a 1-yard with 29 seconds to play as North Dakota outlasted Grand Valley State 17-14 on Saturday for its first NCAA Division II championship. Grand Valley State (13-1) appeared poised to win its first national championship when quarterback Ryan Brady scored his second touchdown of the day on a 12-yard run with 2:46 to play.
Former Marine relives horrors of Iwo Jima
December 9, 2001
Although compact and brief, “Nightmare on Iwo” (Naval Institute Press, 164 pages, $23.95) eloquently describes the horrors of the World War II battle for Iwo Jima, which began on Feb. 19, 1945.
Death notices of wife, family of bin Laden aide appear in paper
December 9, 2001
The family of Ayman al-Zawahri, the top aide to Osama bin Laden, has published a death notice saying al-Zawahri’s wife and children have been killed in Afghanistan.
Trio take up residence on space station
December 9, 2001
Two American astronauts and their Russian commander moved into the international space station on Saturday, settling in for a half-year stay. The three men arrived aboard space shuttle Endeavour the day before, but they did not have time to trade places with the space station crew that has been on board since August.
New destroyer welcomed into U.S. Navy’s fleet
December 9, 2001
The U.S. Navy commissioned the guided missile destroyer USS Bulkeley on Saturday, a few miles from where the World Trade Center once stood. “There is no more fitting place to commission this ship as we stand in the shadow of Lady Liberty and within walking distance of ground zero,” said Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz.
Too much whining
December 9, 2001
High-speed rail line to surpass landmark
December 9, 2001
Amtrak’s high-speed train service between Washington and Boston is expected to pass the million-passenger mark sometime this month after a year of operation. Acela Express billed as America’s first high-speed train, capable of speeds up to 150 mph experienced a surge in ridership after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks discouraged many from traveling by airplane.
KU looks to tuition increase to avoid slide
Current state budget structure leaves university short of funds in its quest for excellence
December 9, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University administrators often tout their goal of being among the top 25 U.S. universities. They also laud the university’s low tuition rates, which have helped KU land “best buy” rankings from such publications as U.S. News & World Report and the “Fiske Guide to Colleges.”
Traditional paint can gets an update
December 9, 2001
While some consumer products get repackaged every year to make them appear more hip or user-friendly, the common paint can has remained unchanged for about a century. Now, Sherwin-Williams Co., the nation’s largest paint and coating company, is overhauling the familiar gallon container.
Book offers budget-minded decorating tips
December 9, 2001
Maybe you don’t think of yourself as a talented decorator. Maybe you don’t think you’re very creative at all. Still, I bet you have one or two great decorating ideas floating around in your brain.
Ironstone a durable design
Dishes’ practicality popular during 19th century
December 9, 2001
Dishes that break have been a problem since ceramic plates became popular in the 17th century. Potters tried to find new ways to make pottery and porcelain that were hard to chip or break.
Key lawmakers advise caution with tuition plans
Legislators agree that time is ripe for increase
December 9, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Legislative leaders say state universities need to raise tuition, but they must proceed with caution. The state’s current model low tuition and minimal state assistance to poorer students has served Kansas well, they say.
Holiday takes patriotic turn
December 9, 2001
Beyond red, white and blue lights and ornaments, you will find both tacky and beautiful patriotic gifts this holiday season. Among them? Fabriche flag-draped angel tree-toppers; patriotic holiday note pads; holiday plaques that say “God Bless America,” military ornaments and dolls.
Quotations from Mark Twain’s letters
December 9, 2001
Some wit and wisdom from Mark Twain.
FSHS wrestlers take third place
December 9, 2001
Led by three individual champions, Free State High placed third Saturday at the Gardner-Edgerton wrestling tournament. Matt Somers (119), Justin Stevens (189) and Ian B(215) won their respective weight classes for the Firebirds.
Ottawa boys cruise
December 9, 2001
Ross Thompson, a 6-foot-7 junior, had 23 points and 16 rebounds as Ottawa High’s boys basketball team defeated Holyoke, Colo., 97-71, Saturday for third place in the Topside Tipoff Classic.
Quincy Jones’ ‘Q’ is legend of a ‘Ghetto Gump’
December 9, 2001
“One secret of Quincy Jones’ success, my friends, is in his belly button. “I tell him, ‘How come you’re gonna work with such-and-so? He hasn’t done sh in 10 years,’” recalls record executive Clarence Avant about a conversation with Jones. “He says, ‘Belly button, Clarence. I got a feeling about him in my belly button.’”
Ideal lodgings for folks on the cheap
These days, it’s no longer just youths and backpackers staying at hostels
December 9, 2001
Fancy accommodations have always been a low priority for me when I travel. So on a recent vacation in San Francisco, my husband and I booked a private room at a hostel, as we had done before in Hawaii, New Mexico and other locales.
Raiders must stop Holmes
Chiefs back eager to face team struggling against run
December 9, 2001
The Kansas City Chiefs are running the ball effectively, with halfback Priest Holmes the primary reason. The Oakland Raiders, on the other hand, are having trouble stopping the run and must face Holmes today.
Bears out to prove they’re good not lucky on road
December 9, 2001
The Chicago Bears have the Green Bay Packers right where they want them today at Lambeau Field. That would have sounded strange not too long ago. Not so in today’s topsy-turvy NFL, where home teams are just 88-85 this season and where 30 road teams have prevailed in the last three weeks alone.
Mini-Branson model planned for tour
December 9, 2001
Barber Jim Stevenson wanted to show people the big picture of Branson. In miniature. So he built an 8-foot-by-16-foot model of his adopted hometown. Intricately crafted using aerial photos, it depicts each home in every subdivision, every theater, motel, business and shopping mall all carved from balsa wood.
NBA Roundup: Hawks avenge lopsided loss
Atlanta tops Magic one night after 35-point defeat
December 9, 2001
With their worst loss of the season still fresh in their minds, Jason Terry and the Atlanta Hawks were out for redemption. Terry made two free throws with 17.7 seconds left and the Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 107-104 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.
Police issue warrant for Santiago
December 9, 2001
A warrant was issued in Pittsburgh for the arrest of Cleveland Browns tight end O.J. Santiago for marijuana possession, The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Saturday. Police Lt. Kevin Kraus told the newspaper that he issued the warrant Friday and called an NFL security official to notify the Browns.
Safe at home
Take action to create a sense of security
December 9, 2001
By Carol Boncella Several years ago, I split one of my classes into two groups. One group, dubbed the “homeowners,” was asked to think of clever outdoor places where a house key might be hidden for use if they were locked out.
Crouch claims close Heisman race
Nebraska quarterback wins award in fourth-closest campaign in 67 years
December 9, 2001
Eric Crouch must be really glad he didn’t quit the team. Three years after briefly leaving when he lost the starting job, the Nebraska quarterback won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in one of the closest races in the history of the award.
Give plants a good drink before winter
December 9, 2001
By Bruce Chladny As we near the holiday season, our attention is focused on trimming the Christmas tree and baking holiday cookies. However, with the drier than normal conditions this fall, the avid gardener many need to spend some time outdoors this weekend.
Snubbed ‘Bows blast BYU
December 9, 2001
Nick Rolovich did his best to prove that bowl organizers made a mistake by passing up Hawaii. Rolovich threw eight touchdown passes and Chad Owens scored on kickoff and punt returns as Hawaii ended No. 9 BYU’s bid for a perfect season with a 72-45 victory Saturday.
Two-time champ Georgia Southern advances
December 9, 2001
Anthony Williams returned a punt 58 yards for a touchdown as Georgia Southern beat Appalachian State 38-24 on Saturday in the NCAA Division I-AA quarterfinals.
Zaun signs with Astros
Catcher leaves KC for two-year deal in Houston
December 9, 2001
Free-agent catcher Gregg Zaun and the Houston Astros agreed Saturday to a $2.35 million, two-year contract. Zaun, 30, spent much of last season on the disabled list after tearing a muscle in his left calf during spring training with the Kansas City Royals.
People
December 9, 2001
Country duo add to posse Wedding plans moved up Wanted: Spielberg stuntman Oscar winner receives honor
People
December 9, 2001
Country duo add to posse Wedding plans moved up Wanted: Spielberg stuntman Oscar winner receives honor
Briefly
December 9, 2001
Pakistan: Crowd beats journalist traveling near Afghanistan Washington: Public tours resume at U.S. Capitol complex New York: Christmas tree brings cheer for Ground Zero workers New York: Report: Hijack leader Atta visited NY before attacks
Lawrence briefs
December 9, 2001
Groups plans anti-war demonstration in Topeka Holiday fund-raiser to benefit Penn House
Lawrence briefs
December 9, 2001
Groups plans anti-war demonstration in Topeka Holiday fund-raiser to benefit Penn House
Lawrence commuter report
December 9, 2001
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region: Kansas University vs. South Carolina State men’s basketball, 7 p.m. Saturday, Allen Fieldhouse.
Lawrence commuter report
December 9, 2001
NBA Briefs
December 9, 2001
Rice to miss 10 days because of knee injury Abdur-Rahim leaves after aggravating injury Hill may need surgery to remove bone spurs
NBA Briefs
December 9, 2001
Rice to miss 10 days because of knee injury Abdur-Rahim leaves after aggravating injury Hill may need surgery to remove bone spurs
NHL Briefs
December 9, 2001
Blue Jackets’ Sanderson to have hernia surgery Wife of Flyers coach dies of cancer at 48
NHL Briefs
December 9, 2001
Blue Jackets’ Sanderson to have hernia surgery Wife of Flyers coach dies of cancer at 48
Ottawa boys cruise
December 9, 2001
Ross Thompson, a 6-foot-7 junior, had 23 points and 16 rebounds as Ottawa High’s boys basketball team defeated Holyoke, Colo., 97-71, Saturday for third place in the Topside Tipoff Classic.
Re-election theme
December 9, 2001
To the editor: By simple measurements we are winning the war on terrorism. We have attacked Afghanistan, largely routed the Taliban (which President of the World Bush assured us he had no interest in doing), established a military base there (which President of the World Bush assured us he would not do), and are narrowing in on Osama bin Laden. It is clear that we will take him dead or alive, preferably dead, despite our government’s refusal to provide one scintilla of evidence that he is actually the mastermind behind the attacks.
Safety measure
December 9, 2001
To the editor: I have been aware for some time of the dangerous intersection of K-10 and the East Hills Industrial Park. Although, I do not work there; I do go there occasionally. Also, I have a relative who works there and says it is a dangerous intersection.
Special Santa
December 9, 2001
To the editor: To whomever took our Santa: It may have been a prank or a dare or you just liked our Santa. But let me tell you why that four-foot plastic Santa was on our porch. We didn’t buy him; probably never would have. But Santa belonged to Aunt Jeanne. When our sister/aunt was run over and killed nearly three years ago we were faced with many difficult things, including cleaning out her house.
Too much whining
December 9, 2001
To the editor: After living in several communities in my lifetime, I moved to Lawrence almost three years ago to be closer to family. Although I enjoy living in this community, it really didn’t take too long to realize that, once a citizen, one seems to have a right to be a “whiner.” Consider the following:
U.S. airman drowns
December 9, 2001
A U.S. Air Force sergeant drowned after helping rescue a sick crew member from a Malaysian tanker near Bermuda, authorities said Saturday. Sgt. Doug Eccleston fell from an inflatable raft Friday night as he and another U.S. airman were being lowered from the tanker, having completed their mission, an Air Force spokesman said.
World Briefs
December 9, 2001
TOKYO: Earthquake rocks Japanese island Philippines: Forces fighting rebels to get U.S. training Ireland: Would-be refugees found dead in truck
World Briefs
December 9, 2001
TOKYO: Earthquake rocks Japanese island Philippines: Forces fighting rebels to get U.S. training Ireland: Would-be refugees found dead in truck
KU places 2-3-4 in 3K
December 9, 2001
Freshman Julie Mullally, sophomore Kelli Reid and freshman Jennifer Duffy placed 2-3-4 in the women’s 3,000-meter run for Kansas in the K-State All-Comers track and field meet Saturday.
Mangino closing in on assistants
December 9, 2001
By Robert Sinclair New Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino could be close to announcing some members of his staff maybe even as early as today sources told the Journal-World on Saturday. Mangino has been in Norman, Okla., since Wednesday, but is returning to Lawrence today.
Current, prospective students steel for hike
December 9, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The prospect of a big tuition increase at Kansas University has Rachel Hahn on edge. Hahn has lived in Lawrence her entire life, and she always assumed she would attend Kansas University to study either music performance or criminal justice.
Kansas women upended by Weber State, 51-48
December 9, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Selena Scott thought she was on the same page, but the bookmark must have slipped out. Scott, a Kansas University senior guard, shot a two-point goal at the buzzer when the Jayhawks needed a three, and Weber State escaped with a 51-48 women’s basketball victory on Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse.
KU grapples with historic tuition increase
December 9, 2001
By Terry Rombeck KU may not be able to have it both ways. Administrators at Kansas University often tout their goal of being among the top 25 U.S. universities. And they’ve long been proud of the university’s tuition rates low enough to land KU “best buy” rankings from national college guides.
On the record
December 9, 2001
Law enforcement report Police reports
Business briefs
December 9, 2001
Give floors a new finish
Hard work on hardwoods pays off
December 9, 2001
Here’s a project that is a little more involved but well worth it. Shari and I refinished a hardwood floor together and, believe it or not, we were still talking to each other afterwards. No kidding. Here’s the process.
Holiday trimmings spark hazards
December 9, 2001
By Mindie Paget The glow from Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity is hard to miss. Drive past the corner of 17th and Tennessee streets after dark, and you’re sure to spot thousands of multicolored Christmas lights strung from lawn to tree and back again, and the word “Noel” written in lights on the roof.
Tax cuts shouldn’t be untouchable
December 9, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group When the Bush brothers got together in Florida the other day, aides to Gov. Jeb Bush say he gave the president only a general description of what he was going through, trying to close a yawning deficit in the state budget.
Dancers give new life to old Irish steps
December 9, 2001
By Jan Biles Jean Denney’s black dance shoes show the wear and tear of her profession. Their fiberglass reinforced heels and tips have been eroded by drums, cross keys, rallies, rocks, butterflies and boxes the basic foot movements in Irish step dancing.
Kansas turns tables on Kangaroos
Jayhawks force 19 UMKC turnovers against nation’s best turnover team
December 9, 2001
By Levi Chronister Forcing turnovers was the forte of UMKC’s men’s basketball team during a five-game winning streak to start the season. The Kangaroos forced nearly twice as many turnovers as they committed over that stretch (81-42) and their 8.4 per-game average led the nation.
Television has its winners and losers
December 9, 2001
By Calder Pickett I watch quite a bit of television. My eyes are such that I can’t read as much as I used to, so I watch some TV. I’m sure none of you thought I was a super-intellectual who saw only foreign movies and watched only PBS.
Chiefs back eager to face team struggling against run
December 9, 2001
The Kansas City Chiefs are running the ball effectively, with halfback Priest Holmes the primary reason. The Oakland Raiders, on the other hand, are having trouble stopping the run and must face Holmes today.
practicality popular during 19th century
December 9, 2001
Dishes that break have been a problem since ceramic plates became popular in the 17th century. Potters tried to find new ways to make pottery and porcelain that were hard to chip or break.
Traditional paint can gets an update
December 9, 2001
While some consumer products get repackaged every year to make them appear more hip or user-friendly, the common paint can has remained unchanged for about a century. Now, Sherwin-Williams Co., the nation’s largest paint and coating company, is overhauling the familiar gallon container.
Atlanta tops Magic one night after 35-point defeat
December 9, 2001
With their worst loss of the season still fresh in their minds, Jason Terry and the Atlanta Hawks were out for redemption. Terry made two free throws with 17.7 seconds left and the Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 107-104 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.
daily traffic concerns
December 9, 2001
By Mindie Paget Thinking ahead to the ice and snow that winter may dump on Kansas highways makes rural Douglas County resident Stacey Lamb a little nervous about her 45-minute commute to Kansas City, Mo.
Friends and neighbors
December 9, 2001
Nicholas Pogany, Lawrence, stands inside the World Trade Center during his graduation trip to New York City in 1999. At age 19, Pogany traveled with his mother, Susan Pogany, to New York City as graduation gift. Nicholas graduated from Lawrence High School. Susan Pogany 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.
Holidays are a struggle for those who’ve lost loved ones
Contact with others in grief support groups or on the Web may offer some comfort
December 9, 2001
By Mindie Paget It’s a belief in Marge Hazlett’s family that when loved ones die, they become birds. Perhaps the spirit of Hazlett’s mother was carried away by the flock of geese that flew overhead in the moments after she passed. Hazlett’s husband, Bob, must have been looking down on his grandson the day a hawk circled the Topeka house where he was playing.
Bereaved cope with grief during the holidays
December 9, 2001
By Mindie Paget It’s a belief in Marge Hazlett’s family that when loved ones die, they become birds. Perhaps the spirit of Hazlett’s mother was carried away by the flock of geese that flew overhead in the moments after she passed.
Making ‘cents’ of holiday shopping
10 gifts for $100: Writer finds it’s not an impossible mission
December 9, 2001
By Jim Baker The mission: Buy gifts for 10 people on your Christmas list. The catch: You’ve only got $100 with which to do it. In other words, you’ve got to select and purchase gifts for your whole gang and limit each item to $10 or less.
Special Santa
December 9, 2001
Big12 men: Iowa whips Iowa State, 78-53
December 9, 2001
Iowa and Reggie Evans proved to be just as formidable as Iowa State coach Larry Eustachy had feared. Evans had 24 points and 17 rebounds and No. 12 Iowa overpowered Iowa State inside in beating the Cyclones 78-53 on Saturday.
Top 25 Women: Caufield sparks Sooners
December 9, 2001
Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale was a little embarrassed about her team’s 26 turnovers against Montana State. On the other hand, she had nothing but praise for LaNeishea Caufield.
The Motley Fool
December 9, 2001
Last week’s question and answer Inventory control Construction close Foolanthrophy 101
is a movie tradition
December 9, 2001
So you’re a wildly popular Hollywood director and virtually every movie star is dying to work with you. Which famous face do you select to star in your next feature: Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, George Clooney or Matt Damon?
Local briefs
December 9, 2001
Criminal Justice: High court tosses out 1998 weapons conviction The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday reversed a weapons conviction against a Franklin County man who was convicted of manslaughter in the same 1998 crime. Randy Owens accidentally shot and killed his brother, Jeremy, on July 7, 1998, while trying to unjam the bullet cylinder of Jeremy’s .38-caliber revolver. Randy Owens was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and criminal possession of a firearm he had a previous felony conviction that made his handling of the gun illegal. During the trial, however, District Judge James Smith did not instruct jurors they must unanimously determine which of several incidents constituted criminal possession of a firearm. The Kansas Supreme Court reversed the conviction Friday, saying the jurors should have been so instructed. The manslaughter conviction was allowed to stand. _________________________________ Fund raising: Bird product event raises money for Audubon Society Birds in Lawrence will be eating a little better in the upcoming weeks, thanks to an event Saturday at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. The Jayhawk Audubon Society had its first fund-raising sale of the season. The society has three or four sales each winter. Shoppers could purchase everything from bird feeders and the birdseed to put in them to books about birdwatching. Organizers said sales were brisk, though they were still determining profits. Proceeds go to the organization’s events, which include education programs at schools, scholarships and maintenance at the Baker Wetlands. Above, Eric Hansen, the group’s electronic communication community chair, helps load bags of birdseed into cars. _________________________________ Arts: Show features early music The Kansas University Collegium Musicum will present “Early Music for the Holiday Season” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Bales Organ Recital Hall. The Collegium Musicum performs music related to the season from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Paul Laird and Gary Weidenaar conduct. The program includes motets from the 16th century by Morales, Palestrina and Victoria; a consort song from the Christmas season by William Byrd; Italian and English instrumental music of the 16th century; a trio from J.S. Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” and his “Wachet auf;” an aria from a cantata by George Frideric Handel; a recorder sonata by Antonio Vivaldi; and English carols of the 15th century. The free concert is open to the public. _________________________________ Charity: Gingerbread raises $15,000 The eighth annual Eldridge Hotel Gingerbread Festival & Auction brought in $15,000 for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County Wednesday, organizers announced. Three children received $50 savings bonds for their winning creations. They were Alyssa Denneler, 5-8 year-olds; Hannah Lodwick, 9-12 year-olds; and Shelby Roberts, 13-18 year-olds. Prizes also were awarded to three adult gingerbread artists. Jeannie Robinson, Helen Benefiel and Allen Blair.
FSHS boys settle for 7th
December 9, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Free State High boys basketball coach Jack Schreiner used to joke about how the Emporia Tipoff Classic should be called the Annual Firebird Fourth-Place Finish. Free State finished fourth in the tournament’s first three years. Now Schreiner would be lucky to have such a chuckle.
Kansas freshman drains seven of eight free-throw attempts
December 9, 2001
By David Mitchell Looks like Wayne Simien’s poor shooting night against Wake Forest was an aberration brought on by freshman jitters. Four days after he made only two of seven free-throw attempts in Kansas University’s victory over the Demon Deacons, Simien sank seven of eight charities Saturday night in a 79-68 victory over UMKC at Allen Fieldhouse.
is the important thing
December 9, 2001
By Marsha Henry Goff When he was in country school, my husband Ray was in a Christmas play. What grade was he in? Somewhere between third and eighth. What part did he play? He doesn’t know. He sang a song with a classmate named Glenn. What song? He can’t remember. Men!
Judicial appeal
December 9, 2001
Journal-World Editorial A local judge’s appeal for more reasonable state funding continues to fall on deaf ears. If Douglas County District Judge Mike Malone is starting to sound like a broken record, it’s because he’s trying to call attention to a system that clearly is broken.
Book offers budget-minded decorating tips
December 9, 2001
Maybe you don’t think of yourself as a talented decorator. Maybe you don’t think you’re very creative at all. Still, I bet you have one or two great decorating ideas floating around in your brain.
Mangino closing in on assistants
December 9, 2001
By Robert Sinclair New Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino could be close to announcing some members of his staff maybe even as early as today sources told the Journal-World on Saturday. Mangino has been in Norman, Okla., since Wednesday, but is returning to Lawrence today.
Karzai works out Kandahar government
December 9, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 3:06 p.m.) American bombers pounded the hills and caves of Tora Bora on Sunday, trying to soften al-Qaida defenses for a ground assault by Afghan tribesmen. Pakistani forces moved to seal off escape routes on their side of the border.
KU places 2-3-4 in 3K
December 9, 2001
Freshman Julie Mullally, sophomore Kelli Reid and freshman Jennifer Duffy placed 2-3-4 in the women’s 3,000-meter run for Kansas in the K-State All-Comers track and field meet Saturday.
s holiday offerings
December 9, 2001
Sometimes the baby steps taken by television can represent leaps and bounds. Consider the case of “Rugrats,” “The Proud Family” and Kwanzaa. While diversity comes hard to much of television, the two children’s animated shows are gracefully showcasing the African-American holiday.
Nebraska quarterback wins award in fourth-closest campaign in 67 years
December 9, 2001
Eric Crouch must be really glad he didn’t quit the team. Three years after briefly leaving when he lost the starting job, the Nebraska quarterback won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in one of the closest races in the history of the award.
Protesters actually aided conservatism
December 9, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group In Southern California, on the shore of the sundown sea, the sunset of the 1960s myth continues. The most telling recent episode was not the much-remarked death of a semiretired guitarist. Rather, it was the little-noticed “girl excuse” offered in court by a retired terrorist.
Turnaround with new KU coach could spur business
December 9, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Mark Mangino’s hiring to turn around the Kansas University football program one day could be a big hit with businesses right here in Lawrence. Just ask the folks 90 miles to the west.
Re-election theme
December 9, 2001
Former assistant AG sanctioned
December 9, 2001
A former assistant attorney general has been disciplined by the state’s highest court. The Supreme Court suspended the license of James W. Coder of Topeka for a year over his handling of two lawsuits against three public defenders and a legal investigator in Johnson County.
Questions about grief are universal
December 9, 2001
Here are some questions and answers to help you through the death of a loved one.
Briefcase
December 9, 2001
Contest: Predict the Dow Employment: Rmush crowds online job-posting sites Motley Fool: Name that company
Nation Briefs
December 9, 2001
Massachusetts: Plot case prompts walkout, suspensions LOS ANGELES: Decorated WWI vet dies at age 104 BOSTON : Police to test drive ballyhooed scooters
Vikes learn pay doesn’t guarantee play
Real Randy Moss emerges after signing of big-money contract
December 9, 2001
So here is the problem with the beauty and the speed in the NFL: You must pay a price. Randy Moss can blister by defenses, run the length of the field and change a ballgame with 10 long, loping strides down the sideline. But then you have to tolerate him.
Pease services
December 9, 2001
Services for Richard L. Pease, 63, Topeka, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Parker-Price Chapel, Topeka. Burial with full military honors provided by a Fort Riley detail will be in Grantville Cemetery, Grantville. Mr. Pease died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at his daughter’s home in Lecompton.
FSHS boys settle for 7th
December 9, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Free State High boys basketball coach Jack Schreiner used to joke about how the Emporia Tipoff Classic should be called the Annual Firebird Fourth-Place Finish. Free State finished fourth in the tournament’s first three years. Now Schreiner would be lucky to have such a chuckle.
s evolution
December 9, 2001
Cheaper, mass-produced goods and smaller, more prosperous families made it possible for American parents to live up to the image of a fat, generous Santa Claus and his big bag of toys.
Briefly
December 9, 2001
Pakistan: Crowd beats journalist traveling near Afghanistan Washington: Public tours resume at U.S. Capitol complex New York: Christmas tree brings cheer for Ground Zero workers New York: Report: Hijack leader Atta visited NY before attacks
s personal writings remain in high demand, although supply abounds
December 9, 2001
After hearing that Mark Twain earned a dollar a word for his writing, a prankster once enclosed a dollar bill with a note to him: “Please send me a word.” Twain sent a prompt reply.
Dancers give new life to old Irish steps
December 9, 2001
By Jan Biles Jean Denney’s black dance shoes show the wear and tear of her profession. Their fiberglass reinforced heels and tips have been eroded by drums, cross keys, rallies, rocks, butterflies and boxes the basic foot movements in Irish step dancing.
Professional help may be needed to cope with news of divorce
December 9, 2001
Q: My husband just dropped the bomb on me that he wants a divorce after 22 years and three children. I really don’t know where to turn. I am hurt, embarrassed, and afraid. I am 47 years of age and, although trained as a teacher, I have not worked outside the home for 20 years and have become totally dependent on my husband. I know that I should see a lawyer, but I don’t think I’m up to that yet. How can I best begin to cope with this huge problem? A: Statistics tell us that the psychological devastation of separation and divorce often continues for not only parents, but also children, and grandparents. Ongoing stress is caused not only by continued contact with the estranged spouse, but also by loss of friends, dating, remarriage (which bring on more stress when new personalities are introduced), financial issues, moving, contact with relatives from two conflicting sides, social pressures, sexual pressures and indecisiveness.
Finding your way through grief
December 9, 2001
Here are some questions and answers to help you through the death of a loved one:
On the record
December 9, 2001
Van Gundy resigns as Knicks coach
Decision to step down catches New York players by surprise
December 9, 2001
Jeff Van Gundy resigned unexpectedly as head coach of the New York Knicks on Saturday, saying he had lost his focus and thought about quitting since the summer. The stunning decision came as the Knicks were playing their best basketball of the season, winning five of six games to get above .500 after a poor start.
Tape links bin Laden to attacks
December 9, 2001
The United States has obtained a videotape of Osama bin Laden describing the damage to the World Trade Center as being much greater than he had expected, according to senior government officials.
Caves hold dangers for troops
U.S. military units emphasize speed in assaults
December 9, 2001
The rules for a cave assault: Strike fast and hard, keep the enemy off balance, use four-man teams and advance quickly from room to room.
Bookstore
December 9, 2001
Driving for profits
Turnaround with new KU coach could spur business
December 9, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Mark Mangino’s hiring to turn around the Kansas University football program one day could be a big hit with businesses right here in Lawrence. Just ask the folks 90 miles to the west.
How to keep holiday shopping costs down or at least try
December 9, 2001
Just what I’ve been holding out for 0 percent financing on the Hummer. In case you didn’t see the recent full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal, the Hummer is the civilian version of the four-wheel-drive military vehicle that replaced the Jeep.
Bush seeks action on domestic agenda
December 9, 2001
President Bush opened a push Saturday for congressional action on domestic legislation that has been sidetracked since Sept. 11.
Nobel laureates stage rally for Myanmar dissident
December 9, 2001
Myanmar’s military rulers must free democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest and release all the Southeast Asian country’s political prisoners, many of her fellow Nobel peace laureates declared at a rally here Saturday.
The Motley Fool
December 9, 2001
Last week’s question and answer Inventory control Construction close Foolanthrophy 101
Powell, Putin meeting to focus on missile plan
U.S. secretary of state to meet Russian president
December 9, 2001
Secretary of State Colin Powell’s visits to Uzbekistan and Kazakstan underscored how much things have changed since the Cold War and how much the United States now needs these nations’ help in the war against terrorism.
Firebird girls fall to Blue Valley
December 9, 2001
By Doug Pacey Free State started fast, but two slow quarters sent the FSHS girls basketball team to a sixth-place finish at the Olathe East Tip-off Classic. The Firebirds took a five-point lead in the first quarter, but scored just two points in both the second and fourth quarters of a 37-29 loss to Blue Valley on Saturday at O-East.
Crenna welcomes challenge of playing Ronald Reagan
December 9, 2001
Richard Crenna raises his forearm and waves his hand. The fingers are just a little splayed and gently curved forward. The gesture is unmistakable it’s Ronald Reagan’s.
Local briefs
December 9, 2001
Criminal Justice: High court tosses out 1998 weapons conviction The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday reversed a weapons conviction against a Franklin County man who was convicted of manslaughter in the same 1998 crime. Randy Owens accidentally shot and killed his brother, Jeremy, on July 7, 1998, while trying to unjam the bullet cylinder of Jeremy’s .38-caliber revolver. Randy Owens was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and criminal possession of a firearm he had a previous felony conviction that made his handling of the gun illegal. During the trial, however, District Judge James Smith did not instruct jurors they must unanimously determine which of several incidents constituted criminal possession of a firearm. The Kansas Supreme Court reversed the conviction Friday, saying the jurors should have been so instructed. The manslaughter conviction was allowed to stand. _________________________________ Fund raising: Bird product event raises money for Audubon Society Birds in Lawrence will be eating a little better in the upcoming weeks, thanks to an event Saturday at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. The Jayhawk Audubon Society had its first fund-raising sale of the season. The society has three or four sales each winter. Shoppers could purchase everything from bird feeders and the birdseed to put in them to books about birdwatching. Organizers said sales were brisk, though they were still determining profits. Proceeds go to the organization’s events, which include education programs at schools, scholarships and maintenance at the Baker Wetlands. Above, Eric Hansen, the group’s electronic communication community chair, helps load bags of birdseed into cars. _________________________________ Arts: Show features early music The Kansas University Collegium Musicum will present “Early Music for the Holiday Season” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Bales Organ Recital Hall. The Collegium Musicum performs music related to the season from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Paul Laird and Gary Weidenaar conduct. The program includes motets from the 16th century by Morales, Palestrina and Victoria; a consort song from the Christmas season by William Byrd; Italian and English instrumental music of the 16th century; a trio from J.S. Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” and his “Wachet auf;” an aria from a cantata by George Frideric Handel; a recorder sonata by Antonio Vivaldi; and English carols of the 15th century. The free concert is open to the public. _________________________________ Charity: Gingerbread raises $15,000 The eighth annual Eldridge Hotel Gingerbread Festival & Auction brought in $15,000 for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County Wednesday, organizers announced. Three children received $50 savings bonds for their winning creations. They were Alyssa Denneler, 5-8 year-olds; Hannah Lodwick, 9-12 year-olds; and Shelby Roberts, 13-18 year-olds. Prizes also were awarded to three adult gingerbread artists. Jeannie Robinson, Helen Benefiel and Allen Blair.
LSU stuns Vols, muddies BCS
December 9, 2001
A backup quarterback denied Tennessee a spot in the Rose Bowl and really messed up the Bowl Championship Series. Matt Mauck, filling in after Rohan Davey was injured, ran for two touchdowns and No. 21 LSU won its first Southeastern Conference title since 1988 with a 31-20 upset of second-ranked Tennessee on Saturday night.
Finding your way through grief
December 9, 2001
Here are some questions and answers to help you through the death of a loved one:
The gift is only as good as its wrapping
December 9, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald This is the time of year when we think back to the very first Christmas, when the Three Wise Men Gaspar, Balthasar and Herb went to see the baby Jesus, and, according to the Book of Matthew, “presented unto Him gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”
Bookstore
December 9, 2001
Hardcover fiction 1. “Skipping Christmas” by John Grisham
s role vital to democracy
December 9, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald It was, as everyone knows, Bob Hope who griped that he didn’t “get no respect.” Who among us doesn’t have fond memories of Bob tugging his tie and bugging his eyes as he delivered this signature line when he hosted “The Tonight Show” back in the ‘60s?
t be untouchable
December 9, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group When the Bush brothers got together in Florida the other day, aides to Gov. Jeb Bush say he gave the president only a general description of what he was going through, trying to close a yawning deficit in the state budget.
No. 5 Illinois survives frantic finish in 94-91 victory over Arkansas
December 9, 2001
Arkansas played its trademark in-your-face defense Saturday, swarming the court, pressuring the ball and making every possession a difficult one for No. 5 Illinois. In the process, the Razorbacks repeatedly sent Illinois to the free throw line, particularly in the second half.
Arafat, under fire, promises to pursue militants
December 9, 2001
With many Israelis calling for his ouster and warplanes bombing the symbols of his power, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat insisted Saturday that he will not shy away from a confrontation with the militant Hamas and Islamic Jihad groups to revive what hope remains for peace in the region.
Plan to reduce facilities sharply criticized
December 9, 2001
By Dave Ranney Caught in a budget crunch, welfare officials have proposed eliminating 55 state-hospital beds for the mentally ill next year. If enacted, the proposal would trim the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services’ budget by about $2.7 million.
Farm subsidy program provides fertile ground for controversy
December 9, 2001
By Scott Rothschild What do media magnate Ted Turner, the Kansas University Endowment Association and some of the largest corporations in the nation have in common? Aside from having assets worth billions of dollars, they also receive taxpayer funds through federal farm subsidies.
Decision to step down catches New York players by surprise
December 9, 2001
Jeff Van Gundy resigned unexpectedly as head coach of the New York Knicks on Saturday, saying he had lost his focus and thought about quitting since the summer. The stunning decision came as the Knicks were playing their best basketball of the season, winning five of six games to get above .500 after a poor start.
s pipeline
December 9, 2001
Here are the eight Eli Lilly and Co. drugs the firm hopes to launch by the end of 2004, pending regulatory approval, with expected launch dates.
Bush seeks action on domestic agenda
December 9, 2001
President Bush opened a push Saturday for congressional action on domestic legislation that has been sidetracked since Sept. 11.
Crenna welcomes challenge of playing Ronald Reagan
December 9, 2001
Richard Crenna raises his forearm and waves his hand. The fingers are just a little splayed and gently curved forward. The gesture is unmistakable it’s Ronald Reagan’s.
s no longer just youths and backpackers staying at hostels
December 9, 2001
Fancy accommodations have always been a low priority for me when I travel. So on a recent vacation in San Francisco, my husband and I booked a private room at a hostel, as we had done before in Hawaii, New Mexico and other locales.
Take action to create a sense of security
December 9, 2001
By Carol Boncella Several years ago, I split one of my classes into two groups. One group, dubbed the “homeowners,” was asked to think of clever outdoor places where a house key might be hidden for use if they were locked out.
Hard work on hardwoods pays off
December 9, 2001
Here’s a project that is a little more involved but well worth it. Shari and I refinished a hardwood floor together and, believe it or not, we were still talking to each other afterwards. No kidding. Here’s the process.
Top 25 Women: Caufield sparks Sooners
December 9, 2001
Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale was a little embarrassed about her team’s 26 turnovers against Montana State. On the other hand, she had nothing but praise for LaNeishea Caufield.
Bereaved cope with grief during the holidays
December 9, 2001
By Mindie Paget It’s a belief in Marge Hazlett’s family that when loved ones die, they become birds. Perhaps the spirit of Hazlett’s mother was carried away by the flock of geese that flew overhead in the moments after she passed.
against zone
December 9, 2001
By Gary Bedore Temple isn’t the only college basketball team in the country that plays a maddeningly effective match-up zone defense. UMKC’s Kangaroos ran the 2-3 alignment to perfection Saturday night, slowing Kansas University’s running game in the Jayhawks’ hard-earned 79-68 victory at Allen Fieldhouse.
t agree on playing time for rookies
December 9, 2001
A battle of wills is surfacing between Bulls general manager Jerry Krause, who drafted Eddy Curry and Tyson Chandler, and coach Tim Floyd, who has resisted playing them. Insiders think Floyd is smoldering about trading Elton Brand for Chandler, which bought Krause time at the cost of giving Floyd a chance to compete this season.
On the street
December 9, 2001
Should Kansas University increase student tuition? Darcie Nachbar, KU student, Lawrence
Tape links bin Laden to attacks
December 9, 2001
The United States has obtained a videotape of Osama bin Laden describing the damage to the World Trade Center as being much greater than he had expected, according to senior government officials.
Death notices of wife, family of bin Laden aide appear in paper
December 9, 2001
The family of Ayman al-Zawahri, the top aide to Osama bin Laden, has published a death notice saying al-Zawahri’s wife and children have been killed in Afghanistan.
Current state budget structure leaves university short of funds in its quest for excellence
December 9, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University administrators often tout their goal of being among the top 25 U.S. universities. They also laud the university’s low tuition rates, which have helped KU land “best buy” rankings from such publications as U.S. News & World Report and the “Fiske Guide to Colleges.”
Nobel laureates stage rally for Myanmar dissident
December 9, 2001
Myanmar’s military rulers must free democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest and release all the Southeast Asian country’s political prisoners, many of her fellow Nobel peace laureates declared at a rally here Saturday.
U.S. airman drowns
December 9, 2001
A U.S. Air Force sergeant drowned after helping rescue a sick crew member from a Malaysian tanker near Bermuda, authorities said Saturday. Sgt. Doug Eccleston fell from an inflatable raft Friday night as he and another U.S. airman were being lowered from the tanker, having completed their mission, an Air Force spokesman said.
How to keep holiday shopping costs down or at least try
December 9, 2001
Just what I’ve been holding out for 0 percent financing on the Hummer. In case you didn’t see the recent full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal, the Hummer is the civilian version of the four-wheel-drive military vehicle that replaced the Jeep.
Briefcase
December 9, 2001
Contest: Predict the Dow Employment: Rsum rush crowds online job-posting sites Motley Fool: Name that company
Nation Briefs
December 9, 2001
Massachusetts: Plot case prompts walkout, suspensions LOS ANGELES: Decorated WWI vet dies at age 104 BOSTON : Police to test drive ballyhooed scooters
Robison comfortable balancing recording career, songwriting success
December 9, 2001
It was a good week to be Bruce Robison. His “Angry All the Time” was the No. 1 country music song in the nation, as sung by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Singers Brad Paisley, Allison Moorer, David Ball, Keith Urban and Lee Ann Womack had been in the audience at Robison’s Nov. 8 show, scouting his songs.
Births
December 9, 2001
Lawrence Memorial Hospital reported no births Saturday.
Sound off
December 9, 2001
Q: Is there a state or Lawrence city ordinance that says alcohol can’t leave a liquor store unless it’s in a bag? A: “No,” said Toni Wheeler, staff attorney for the city of Lawrence.
Bows blast BYU
December 9, 2001
Nick Rolovich did his best to prove that bowl organizers made a mistake by passing up Hawaii. Rolovich threw eight touchdown passes and Chad Owens scored on kickoff and punt returns as Hawaii ended No. 9 BYU’s bid for a perfect season with a 72-45 victory Saturday.
re good not lucky on road
December 9, 2001
The Chicago Bears have the Green Bay Packers right where they want them today at Lambeau Field. That would have sounded strange not too long ago. Not so in today’s topsy-turvy NFL, where home teams are just 88-85 this season and where 30 road teams have prevailed in the last three weeks alone.
U.S. military units emphasize speed in assaults
December 9, 2001
The rules for a cave assault: Strike fast and hard, keep the enemy off balance, use four-man teams and advance quickly from room to room.
Current, prospective students steel for hike
December 9, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The prospect of a big tuition increase at Kansas University has Rachel Hahn on edge. Hahn has lived in Lawrence her entire life, and she always assumed she would attend Kansas University to study either music performance or criminal justice.
Eli Lilly pumps out products after Prozac
December 9, 2001
Eli Lilly and Co. is finding there’s life after Prozac. Less than four months after Lilly watched income from its blockbuster antidepressant drop to a trickle with the emergence of a generic equivalent, the company is counting on a newly approved blood-infection drug to pick up some of the slack.
1996 overhaul of agricultural production controls and price supports fell short of goal, Congress says
December 9, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The “Freedom to Farm” bill was supposed to usher in a new era of agriculture, weaning farmers from government assistance and allowing them to test new markets.
Holiday trimmings spark hazards
December 9, 2001
By Mindie Paget The glow from Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity is hard to miss. Drive past the corner of 17th and Tennessee streets after dark, and you’re sure to spot thousands of multicolored Christmas lights strung from lawn to tree and back again, and the word “Noel” written in lights on the roof.
Planners approve Catholic center growth
Officials say expansion unlikely to have significant impact on area traffic
December 9, 2001
By Joel Mathis Some neighbors are complaining, but city officials say they don’t expect the expansion at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center will have a dramatic impact on surrounding area traffic. That’s why a proposed site plan for the expansion comes before Lawrence City Commission Tuesday with a positive recommendation from planners.
Farm subsidy program provides fertile ground for controversy
December 9, 2001
By Scott Rothschild What do media magnate Ted Turner, the Kansas University Endowment Association and some of the largest corporations in the nation have in common? Aside from having assets worth billions of dollars, they also receive taxpayer funds through federal farm subsidies.
Mentally ill may lose beds in crunch
Plan to reduce facilities sharply criticized
December 9, 2001
By Dave Ranney Caught in a budget crunch, welfare officials have proposed eliminating 55 state-hospital beds for the mentally ill next year. If enacted, the proposal would trim the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services’ budget by about $2.7 million.
U.S. hunts down terrorists
December 9, 2001
Armed with photographs of wanted terrorists, U.S. Marines scoured the roads of southern Afghanistan on Saturday for Taliban and al-Qaida leaders who might have slipped out of Kandahar as the former ruling militia abandoned its last stronghold.
Arafat, under fire, promises to pursue militants
December 9, 2001
With many Israelis calling for his ouster and warplanes bombing the symbols of his power, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat insisted Saturday that he will not shy away from a confrontation with the militant Hamas and Islamic Jihad groups to revive what hope remains for peace in the region.
News media’s role vital to democracy
December 9, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald It was, as everyone knows, Bob Hope who griped that he didn’t “get no respect.” Who among us doesn’t have fond memories of Bob tugging his tie and bugging his eyes as he delivered this signature line when he hosted “The Tonight Show” back in the ‘60s?
Rail line might alleviate many commuters’ daily traffic concerns
December 9, 2001
By Mindie Paget Thinking ahead to the ice and snow that winter may dump on Kansas highways makes rural Douglas County resident Stacey Lamb a little nervous about her 45-minute commute to Kansas City, Mo.
The gift is only as good as its wrapping
December 9, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald This is the time of year when we think back to the very first Christmas, when the Three Wise Men Gaspar, Balthasar and Herb went to see the baby Jesus, and, according to the Book of Matthew, “presented unto Him gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”
Lacking students, Morland school district asks state board’s permission to dissolve
December 9, 2001
This summer, West Graham school board members expected enrollment for their district’s elementary school in Morland to be close to the 10 students the state requires to keep a building open.
LHS boys rebound, take 3rd at tourney
December 9, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High came back with a vengeance. Less than 24 hours after losing in the semifinals of the Blue Valley Shootout, the Lions rolled to a 66-41 victory over host Blue Valley on Saturday to place third at the basketball tournament.
Professional help may be needed to cope with news of divorce
December 9, 2001
Freedom to Farm’ law not short on criticism
1996 overhaul of agricultural production controls and price supports fell short of goal, Congress says
December 9, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The “Freedom to Farm” bill was supposed to usher in a new era of agriculture, weaning farmers from government assistance and allowing them to test new markets.
Horoscopes
December 9, 2001
Animated Kwanzaa specials to air
Proud Family,’ ‘Rugrats’ bring diversity to television’s holiday offerings
December 9, 2001
Sometimes the baby steps taken by television can represent leaps and bounds. Consider the case of “Rugrats,” “The Proud Family” and Kwanzaa. While diversity comes hard to much of television, the two children’s animated shows are gracefully showcasing the African-American holiday.
Exhibit tells stories of Santa’s evolution
December 9, 2001
Cheaper, mass-produced goods and smaller, more prosperous families made it possible for American parents to live up to the image of a fat, generous Santa Claus and his big bag of toys.
Rallies mark infamous Philadelphia anniversary
Camps demonstrate for slain police officer, death row inmate
December 9, 2001
Several hundred supporters of death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal rallied Saturday for his release, marking the 20-year anniversary of the shooting of a police officer. Carrying signs and chanting “Brick by brick, wall by wall, we are going to free, Mumia Abu-Jamal,” about 250 demonstrators proclaimed Abu-Jamal’s innocence and demanded his release.
Eli Lilly pumps out products after Prozac
December 9, 2001
Eli Lilly and Co. is finding there’s life after Prozac. Less than four months after Lilly watched income from its blockbuster antidepressant drop to a trickle with the emergence of a generic equivalent, the company is counting on a newly approved blood-infection drug to pick up some of the slack.
Drugs flowing through Eli Lilly’s pipeline
December 9, 2001
Here are the eight Eli Lilly and Co. drugs the firm hopes to launch by the end of 2004, pending regulatory approval, with expected launch dates.
Protesters actually aided conservatism
December 9, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group In Southern California, on the shore of the sundown sea, the sunset of the 1960s myth continues. The most telling recent episode was not the much-remarked death of a semiretired guitarist. Rather, it was the little-noticed “girl excuse” offered in court by a retired terrorist.
Safety measure
December 9, 2001
Barbie shows holiday spirit with tiara-topped tree
December 9, 2001
Over the years, Barbie has infiltrated the boardroom, the ice rink, space and countless minds of little girls. Now she plans to pop up in your living room, just in time for Christmas. But don’t expect that perky plastic doll with the impossibly small waist, permanent smile and infinite wardrobe.
To the letter: Fans collect Twain mementos
Author’s personal writings remain in high demand, although supply abounds
December 9, 2001
After hearing that Mark Twain earned a dollar a word for his writing, a prankster once enclosed a dollar bill with a note to him: “Please send me a word.” Twain sent a prompt reply.
Cindy Crawford making new faces for the camera
December 9, 2001
Very few people know the value of a smile, smirk or wink better than Cindy Crawford. But her knowledge doesn’t come only from her career as a model, where she’d use a lustful look or a giddy grin to help sell vastly different products.
Top 25 Men: Illini deny Richardson 500th win
No. 5 Illinois survives frantic finish in 94-91 victory over Arkansas
December 9, 2001
Arkansas played its trademark in-your-face defense Saturday, swarming the court, pressuring the ball and making every possession a difficult one for No. 5 Illinois. In the process, the Razorbacks repeatedly sent Illinois to the free throw line, particularly in the second half.
Simien regains his form
Kansas freshman drains seven of eight free-throw attempts
December 9, 2001
By David Mitchell Looks like Wayne Simien’s poor shooting night against Wake Forest was an aberration brought on by freshman jitters. Four days after he made only two of seven free-throw attempts in Kansas University’s victory over the Demon Deacons, Simien sank seven of eight charities Saturday night in a 79-68 victory over UMKC at Allen Fieldhouse.
Jayhawks’ Langford still hobbled
December 9, 2001
By David Mitchell Keith Langford doesn’t want sympathy, just a healthy ankle. Langford made some of the moves Kansas University fans have come to expect from the flashy freshman on Saturday night against UMKC, but the swingman wasn’t able to finish plays as often as he would have liked.
Notebook: KU’s Hinrich flirts with triple-double
December 9, 2001
Kirk Hinrich came close to his first collegiate triple-double with 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. He had no turnovers in 33 minutes during KU’s 79-68 win over UMKC on Saturday night.
Kansas women upended by Weber State, 51-48
December 9, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Selena Scott thought she was on the same page, but the bookmark must have slipped out. Scott, a Kansas University senior guard, shot a two-point goal at the buzzer when the Jayhawks needed a three, and Weber State escaped with a 51-48 women’s basketball victory on Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse.
LHS boys rebound, take 3rd at tourney
December 9, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High came back with a vengeance. Less than 24 hours after losing in the semifinals of the Blue Valley Shootout, the Lions rolled to a 66-41 victory over host Blue Valley on Saturday to place third at the basketball tournament.
Cindy Crawford making new faces for the camera
December 9, 2001
Very few people know the value of a smile, smirk or wink better than Cindy Crawford. But her knowledge doesn’t come only from her career as a model, where she’d use a lustful look or a giddy grin to help sell vastly different products.
Books with ties to Kansas are crowding the shelves
December 9, 2001
By Jan Biles The Christmas shopping clock is ticking off the minutes. So if you have names that haven’t been checked off your list yet and you don’t have a clue what to get, it may be time to put your faith in a sure-fire winner: books.
December 9, 2001
“One secret of Quincy Jones’ success, my friends, is in his belly button. “I tell him, ‘How come you’re gonna work with such-and-so? He hasn’t done sh in 10 years,’” recalls record executive Clarence Avant about a conversation with Jones. “He says, ‘Belly button, Clarence. I got a feeling about him in my belly button.’”
New Jersey clips Capitals to reach .500 level for first time since Nov. 17
December 9, 2001
The New Jersey Devils started to win again once they rediscovered the value of patience. Sergei Brylin and Brian Rafalski scored second-period goals Saturday to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals.
Haskell women win
December 9, 2001
Charlotte Salabiye scored 19 points to lead Haskell Indian Nations University to a 72-58 women’s basketball victory over Westminster College on Saturday in the William Woods Classic.
s permission to dissolve
December 9, 2001
This summer, West Graham school board members expected enrollment for their district’s elementary school in Morland to be close to the 10 students the state requires to keep a building open.
Haskell women win
December 9, 2001
Charlotte Salabiye scored 19 points to lead Haskell Indian Nations University to a 72-58 women’s basketball victory over Westminster College on Saturday in the William Woods Classic.
s best turnover team
December 9, 2001
By Levi Chronister Forcing turnovers was the forte of UMKC’s men’s basketball team during a five-game winning streak to start the season. The Kangaroos forced nearly twice as many turnovers as they committed over that stretch (81-42) and their 8.4 per-game average led the nation.
Mini-Branson model planned for tour
December 9, 2001
Barber Jim Stevenson wanted to show people the big picture of Branson. In miniature. So he built an 8-foot-by-16-foot model of his adopted hometown. Intricately crafted using aerial photos, it depicts each home in every subdivision, every theater, motel, business and shopping mall all carved from balsa wood.
Television has its winners and losers
December 9, 2001
By Calder Pickett I watch quite a bit of television. My eyes are such that I can’t read as much as I used to, so I watch some TV. I’m sure none of you thought I was a super-intellectual who saw only foreign movies and watched only PBS.
Big12 men: Iowa whips Iowa State, 78-53
December 9, 2001
Iowa and Reggie Evans proved to be just as formidable as Iowa State coach Larry Eustachy had feared. Evans had 24 points and 17 rebounds and No. 12 Iowa overpowered Iowa State inside in beating the Cyclones 78-53 on Saturday.
U.S. hunts down terrorists
December 9, 2001
Armed with photographs of wanted terrorists, U.S. Marines scoured the roads of southern Afghanistan on Saturday for Taliban and al-Qaida leaders who might have slipped out of Kandahar as the former ruling militia abandoned its last stronghold.
Officials say expansion unlikely to have significant impact on area traffic
December 9, 2001
By Joel Mathis Some neighbors are complaining, but city officials say they don’t expect the expansion at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center will have a dramatic impact on surrounding area traffic. That’s why a proposed site plan for the expansion comes before Lawrence City Commission Tuesday with a positive recommendation from planners.
s involvement in terrorist attacks
December 9, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 3:02 p.m.) Osama bin Laden says in a videotape he was pleasantly surprised by the extent of damage from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, U.S. officials disclosed Sunday. The tape also suggests that some hijackers did not know they were going to die.
Printmaker left vivid impression
December 9, 2001
By Mindie Paget Kansas University professor emeritus of printmaking John Talleur knew how to make an impression. When Talleur and a group of his students in the late ‘60s or early ‘70s reassembled an old handpress that they’d carried in pieces from Chicago to KU, the weight of it broke the floor right above the chancellor’s office in Strong Hall.
Contact with others in grief support groups or on the Web may offer some comfort
December 9, 2001
By Mindie Paget It’s a belief in Marge Hazlett’s family that when loved ones die, they become birds. Perhaps the spirit of Hazlett’s mother was carried away by the flock of geese that flew overhead in the moments after she passed. Hazlett’s husband, Bob, must have been looking down on his grandson the day a hawk circled the Topeka house where he was playing.
Horoscopes
December 9, 2001
For Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001: Those with birthdays today: You gain through friends and by spreading your wings. Others see you grow in a new direction. A partnership, be it financial or emotional, opens many doors. If you are single, others will find you greatly appealing. If you are attached, the two of you will enjoy each more than you have in many years. LIBRA comes through for you.
Business briefs
December 9, 2001
Faces and places Adrian Jones, structural inspector for the city of Lawrence, has received certification as a building inspector from the International Conference of Building Officials. Certification demonstrates knowledge in management, technology and law related to construction codes administration. To earn the credential, candidates must have a passing score on the Legal and Management examination and Technology examination.
Arts notes
December 9, 2001
Italian nativity scene on display at Spencer Baldwin resident to show collection of madonnas There’s still time to enter the J-W holiday art contest Performance art students pick ‘White on White’ theme Joyce Castle to sing works of Brahms, Ravel, Weill
Arts notes
December 9, 2001
Italian nativity scene on display at Spencer Baldwin resident to show collection of madonnas There’s still time to enter the J-W holiday art contest Performance art students pick ‘White on White’ theme Joyce Castle to sing works of Brahms, Ravel, Weill
Arts notes
December 9, 2001
Paris musicians present baroque music KC Symphony slates Christmas concert KU professor becoming known as germ expert
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
December 9, 2001
McCain fights Boeing funding
December 9, 2001
Sen. John McCain has attacked the Senate defense spending bill for including what he calls gross amounts of excess spending. His top example: a program for the Air Force to lease 100 Boeing 767s to replace its aging refueling fleet.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
December 9, 2001
IN 1976 The Lawrence City Commission gave preliminary approval to the issuance of $5.25 million in industrial revenue bonds for expansion at TRW Inc.’s Crescent Wire and Cable Division Operation here.
Firebird girls fall to Blue Valley
December 9, 2001
By Doug Pacey Free State started fast, but two slow quarters sent the FSHS girls basketball team to a sixth-place finish at the Olathe East Tip-off Classic. The Firebirds took a five-point lead in the first quarter, but scored just two points in both the second and fourth quarters of a 37-29 loss to Blue Valley on Saturday at O-East.
FSHS wrestlers take third place
December 9, 2001
Led by three individual champions, Free State High placed third Saturday at the Gardner-Edgerton wrestling tournament. Matt Somers (119), Justin Stevens (189) and Ian Brk (215) won their respective weight classes for the Firebirds.
s Hinrich flirts with triple-double
December 9, 2001
Kirk Hinrich came close to his first collegiate triple-double with 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. He had no turnovers in 33 minutes during KU’s 79-68 win over UMKC on Saturday night.
Langford still hobbled
December 9, 2001
By David Mitchell Keith Langford doesn’t want sympathy, just a healthy ankle. Langford made some of the moves Kansas University fans have come to expect from the flashy freshman on Saturday night against UMKC, but the swingman wasn’t able to finish plays as often as he would have liked.
s gift to the community
December 9, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Members of the Lawrence City Band figure music is better than fruitcake. That’s why they are presenting their second annual holiday concert. “It’s a Christmas gift to the city of Lawrence anybody and everybody,” director Robert Foster said.
North Dakota takes D-II title
December 9, 2001
Jed Perkerewiez scored on a 1-yard with 29 seconds to play as North Dakota outlasted Grand Valley State 17-14 on Saturday for its first NCAA Division II championship. Grand Valley State (13-1) appeared poised to win its first national championship when quarterback Ryan Brady scored his second touchdown of the day on a 12-yard run with 2:46 to play.
Questions about grief are universal
December 9, 2001
Here are some questions and answers to help you through the death of a loved one.
Former Marine relives horrors of Iwo Jima
December 9, 2001
Although compact and brief, “Nightmare on Iwo” (Naval Institute Press, 164 pages, $23.95) eloquently describes the horrors of the World War II battle for Iwo Jima, which began on Feb. 19, 1945.
Arts notes
December 9, 2001
Paris musicians present baroque music KC Symphony slates Christmas concert KU professor becoming known as germ expert
Holiday takes patriotic turn
December 9, 2001
Beyond red, white and blue lights and ornaments, you will find both tacky and beautiful patriotic gifts this holiday season. Among them? Fabriche flag-draped angel tree-toppers; patriotic holiday note pads; holiday plaques that say “God Bless America,” military ornaments and dolls.
Judicial appeal
December 9, 2001
Journal-World Editorial A local judge’s appeal for more reasonable state funding continues to fall on deaf ears. If Douglas County District Judge Mike Malone is starting to sound like a broken record, it’s because he’s trying to call attention to a system that clearly is broken.
Barbie shows holiday spirit with tiara-topped tree
December 9, 2001
Over the years, Barbie has infiltrated the boardroom, the ice rink, space and countless minds of little girls. Now she plans to pop up in your living room, just in time for Christmas. But don’t expect that perky plastic doll with the impossibly small waist, permanent smile and infinite wardrobe.
s letters
December 9, 2001
Some wit and wisdom from Mark Twain.
Religious, secular Christmas stamps due
December 9, 2001
Each year at this time, the U.S. Postal Service issues two different sets of stamps for use on holiday mail. One is a special stamp of religious significance. The other is nonreligious, featuring colorful portrayals of smiling snowmen or sundry Santas.
Former assistant AG sanctioned
December 9, 2001
A former assistant attorney general has been disciplined by the state’s highest court. The Supreme Court suspended the license of James W. Coder of Topeka for a year over his handling of two lawsuits against three public defenders and a legal investigator in Johnson County.
Give plants a good drink before winter
December 9, 2001
By Bruce Chladny As we near the holiday season, our attention is focused on trimming the Christmas tree and baking holiday cookies. However, with the drier than normal conditions this fall, the avid gardener many need to spend some time outdoors this weekend.
s not an impossible mission
December 9, 2001
By Jim Baker The mission: Buy gifts for 10 people on your Christmas list. The catch: You’ve only got $100 with which to do it. In other words, you’ve got to select and purchase gifts for your whole gang and limit each item to $10 or less.
Bernadine A. Bellinger Kline
December 9, 2001
Services for Bernadine A. Bellinger Kline, 79, Woodward, Okla., will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Burial will be at Wild Horse Cemetery in rural McLouth. Mrs. Kline died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at her daughter’s home in Woodward, Okla.
KU grapples with historic tuition increase
December 9, 2001
By Terry Rombeck KU may not be able to have it both ways. Administrators at Kansas University often tout their goal of being among the top 25 U.S. universities. And they’ve long been proud of the university’s tuition rates low enough to land KU “best buy” rankings from national college guides.
Real Randy Moss emerges after signing of big-money contract
December 9, 2001
So here is the problem with the beauty and the speed in the NFL: You must pay a price. Randy Moss can blister by defenses, run the length of the field and change a ballgame with 10 long, loping strides down the sideline. But then you have to tolerate him.
Catcher leaves KC for two-year deal in Houston
December 9, 2001
Free-agent catcher Gregg Zaun and the Houston Astros agreed Saturday to a $2.35 million, two-year contract. Zaun, 30, spent much of last season on the disabled list after tearing a muscle in his left calf during spring training with the Kansas City Royals.
Two-time champ Georgia Southern advances
December 9, 2001
Anthony Williams returned a punt 58 yards for a touchdown as Georgia Southern beat Appalachian State 38-24 on Saturday in the NCAA Division I-AA quarterfinals.
Police issue warrant for Santiago
December 9, 2001
A warrant was issued in Pittsburgh for the arrest of Cleveland Browns tight end O.J. Santiago for marijuana possession, The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Saturday. Police Lt. Kevin Kraus told the newspaper that he issued the warrant Friday and called an NFL security official to notify the Browns.
Schools differ on allowing recruiters
December 9, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Afghanistan war has inflamed controversy about U.S. high schools and colleges that refused to welcome military recruiters and ban ROTC programs. But that ruckus hasn’t surfaced in the Lawrence public school district or at Kansas University.
s home in Alvamar
December 9, 2001
(Updated Monday at 3:03 a.m.) Fire broke out at a home of a Kansas University professor on the 2000 Block of Alvamar’s Hogan Drive late Sunday Morning. Firefighters responded to a call from a neighbor who saw and smelled the smoke just before 11 a.m.
Universities of Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Oregon on comparative list
December 9, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Five universities have served as benchmarks for Kansas University since 1976. And again during discussions of a potential tuition increase, the schools the universities of Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Oklahoma and Oregon are playing a key role.
Legislators agree that time is ripe for increase
December 9, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Legislative leaders say state universities need to raise tuition, but they must proceed with caution. The state’s current model low tuition and minimal state assistance to poorer students has served Kansas well, they say.
U.S. secretary of state to meet Russian president
December 9, 2001
Secretary of State Colin Powell’s visits to Uzbekistan and Kazakstan underscored how much things have changed since the Cold War and how much the United States now needs these nations’ help in the war against terrorism.
High-speed rail line to surpass landmark
December 9, 2001
Amtrak’s high-speed train service between Washington and Boston is expected to pass the million-passenger mark sometime this month after a year of operation. Acela Express billed as America’s first high-speed train, capable of speeds up to 150 mph experienced a surge in ridership after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks discouraged many from traveling by airplane.
s fleet
December 9, 2001
The U.S. Navy commissioned the guided missile destroyer USS Bulkeley on Saturday, a few miles from where the World Trade Center once stood. “There is no more fitting place to commission this ship as we stand in the shadow of Lady Liberty and within walking distance of ground zero,” said Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz.
Camps demonstrate for slain police officer, death row inmate
December 9, 2001
Several hundred supporters of death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal rallied Saturday for his release, marking the 20-year anniversary of the shooting of a police officer. Carrying signs and chanting “Brick by brick, wall by wall, we are going to free, Mumia Abu-Jamal,” about 250 demonstrators proclaimed Abu-Jamal’s innocence and demanded his release.
Trio take up residence on space station
December 9, 2001
Two American astronauts and their Russian commander moved into the international space station on Saturday, settling in for a half-year stay. The three men arrived aboard space shuttle Endeavour the day before, but they did not have time to trade places with the space station crew that has been on board since August.
Commissioner to serve on abatement committee
December 9, 2001
Agenda highlights 9 a.m. Monday Courthouse, 1100 Mass.
Suspect captured in Kansas guilty of child sex abuse
December 9, 2001
A Mercer County man captured in Kansas after being featured on “America’s Most Wanted” has been convicted of 105 counts involving the sexual abuse of his four stepchildren.
Instructors leave guns at school
December 9, 2001
The state has taught thousands of Missourians how to hunt safely in the past 44 years and will teach thousands more in the future. But in the Tarkio district in far northwest Missouri, the training won’t take place any more in elementary or secondary classrooms not after volunteers for the Missouri Conservation Department’s Hunter Education Class left two handguns behind last month.
Tight cash flow delays state funds for schools
December 9, 2001
The state’s cash shortage has touched all Kansas school districts this month, as monthly payments from Topeka to districts were delayed nearly a week and were only 75 percent of the amounts due.
Defense bill includes food supply protections
December 9, 2001
Key elements of a plan to protect the nation’s food supply were part of defense spending legislation passed late last week in the Senate. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., said Saturday that parts of an agroterrorism measure he is sponsoring were included in the defense bill and its $20 billion package for bolstering security at home.
Increases aim to pull KU up to peers
Universities of Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Oregon on comparative list
December 9, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Five universities have served as benchmarks for Kansas University since 1976. And again during discussions of a potential tuition increase, the schools the universities of Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Oklahoma and Oregon are playing a key role.
Friends and neighbors
December 9, 2001
Hollywood loves to frontload famous faces
Star power in films like “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Magnolia” is a movie tradition
December 9, 2001
So you’re a wildly popular Hollywood director and virtually every movie star is dying to work with you. Which famous face do you select to star in your next feature: Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, George Clooney or Matt Damon?
Schools differ on allowing recruiters
December 9, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Afghanistan war has inflamed controversy about U.S. high schools and colleges that refused to welcome military recruiters and ban ROTC programs. But that ruckus hasn’t surfaced in the Lawrence public school district or at Kansas University.