Archive for Monday, December 10, 2001

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Hunt for bin Laden intensifies with Tora Bora assault
Marines advancing near Kandahar
December 10, 2001
(Updated Monday at 12:15 p.m.)Tribal fighters backed by tanks and U.S. warplanes launched a fierce attack Monday against al-Qaida forces and seized most of a valley leading to a suspected hide-out of Osama bin Laden in eastern Afghanistan.
Afghan exiles want to rebuild battered country
December 10, 2001
Some wealthy and well-educated Afghans who have lived outside their country for years say they are prepared to abandon their prosperous lives in the West and return to rebuild their country.
late rally
December 10, 2001
Priest Holmes gained more yards than Oakland’s entire offense Sunday. That wasn’t enough to prevent Kansas City from losing for the ninth time in 12 games.
27 out of 225 registered purchase prime property
December 10, 2001
Twenty-seven successful bidders, among the 225 registered for the sale, are paying just over $4.6 million for 7,835 acres of land in the scenic, rolling Flint Hills of Kansas.
Bidders pay $4.6 million for 7,835 Flint Hills acres
27 out of 225 registered purchase prime property
December 10, 2001
Twenty-seven successful bidders, among the 225 registered for the sale, are paying just over $4.6 million for 7,835 acres of land in the scenic, rolling Flint Hills of Kansas.
Latest ratings prove that reality TV bites
December 10, 2001
The “reality” rose has wilted but could bloom anew after crab grass is weeded out and Sept. 11 fades further into history.
Excite@Home will leave lasting legacy
Bankrupt company’s cable access network set an example for others
December 10, 2001
Excite@Home made plenty of dumb decisions on its way to the dot-com graveyard.
families fear charity not equal
December 10, 2001
Some relatives of the civilian victims of the Sept. 11 attacks fear that the nation’s admiration for firefighters, police and other uniformed rescue workers has created a hierarchy in the distribution of charity. They also fear their voices have not been heard nearly as clearly as the uniformed victims’ families on issues ranging from the recovery of remains to the establishment of a memorial at the site of the World Trade Center.
Briefly
December 10, 2001
Astronauts pay tributes Ground zero menorah lighted Gasoline prices at 2-year low N.Y. officials proclaim bond
Military offers holiday cheer to its families
December 10, 2001
Every night before she goes to bed, 4-year-old Breanna gets to pick and eat a single piece of candy from the mason jar her mother keeps on the counter in the living room. Each of the candy beads in it represents a day her father, Roy, is expected to be away on deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He has been gone since Oct. 1. The girl knows when the candy is gone, her father will be back home in Wichita.
Miles making progress at point for KU
December 10, 2001
By Gary Bedore At times, both Nick Bradford and Kenny Gregory wore headbands during their four-year basketball careers at Kansas University. The latest Jayhawk to don the athletics gear is Aaron Miles, KU’s 6-foot-1 freshman point guard from Portland, Ore., who didn’t mean to make a fashion statement during Saturday’s 79-68 victory over UMKC at Allen Fieldhouse.
Briefly
December 10, 2001
Astronauts pay tributes Ground zero menorah lighted Gasoline prices at 2-year low N.Y. officials proclaim bond
Members hoping to improve teacher salaries, test scores with tax increases
December 10, 2001
State Board of Education members know they’re going to have a tough time selling their ambitious plan for improving public schools to legislators reluctant to increase taxes. That’s because of its tremendous cost. After three years, the state would be spending nearly 50 percent more annually an additional $1.16 billion on aid to elementary, junior high and high schools.
win
December 10, 2001
Chris Webber scored 18 points and had six rebounds Sunday in his first game for Sacramento this season as the Kings beat Miami, 95-88.
Surprise! All blacks don’t think alike
December 10, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald So it seems there’s this new poll that contains sobering assessments and harsh criticisms of black people. For instance, 42 percent of those surveyed felt that the biggest threat to black progress is lack of education.
Refuge expanding exhibits with displays of mounted animals
December 10, 2001
The Rolling Hills Refuge Wildlife Conservation Center is going into a different line of animal preservation.
Horoscopes
December 10, 2001
J-W video: Psychologist talks about diary (part 2)
December 10, 2001
Henry Remple, a retired psychologist and former board member of the Bert Nash Community Health Center, discusses a book of his diaries and recollections.
Priscilla’s support
December 10, 2001
Elspeth Kathleen Boyd
December 10, 2001
Slain girl buried; case still unsolved
December 10, 2001
Hundreds gathered for a weekend farewell to a little girl, still unidentified, whose headless body was found in a wooded area seven months ago. The child, who came to be referred to as Precious Doe by the people trying to find out who she was, is believed to have been 3 or 4 years old when she was slain last April.
Lighting systems put home portraits within reach
December 10, 2001
When we take a picture, we are recording light on a piece of film or digital sensor. So, capturing the quality of light we see or envision is of paramount importance when we click the shutter.
Office suite built with Macs in mind
December 10, 2001
Microsoft’s Kevin Browne is the first to admit his company has taken some missteps in efforts to make its trademark Office business software for rival Apple computers.
vanishing act leads to investigation of innovative gadgets
December 10, 2001
By Dave Toplikar I know it’s around somewhere that cool cordless drill/driver I got about five years ago, with the cross-hairs and bubble level. But after 20 minutes of searching, I gave up looking.
Slain girl buried
December 10, 2001
Hundreds gathered for a weekend farewell to a little girl, still unidentified, whose headless body was found in a wooded area seven months ago. The child, who came to be referred to as Precious Doe by the people trying to find out who she was, is believed to have been 3 or 4 years old when she was slain last April.
Afghan exiles want to rebuild battered country
December 10, 2001
Some wealthy and well-educated Afghans who have lived outside their country for years say they are prepared to abandon their prosperous lives in the West and return to rebuild their country.
Lighting systems put home portraits within reach
December 10, 2001
When we take a picture, we are recording light on a piece of film or digital sensor. So, capturing the quality of light we see or envision is of paramount importance when we click the shutter.
How to save, pay for college expenses
Households can use the next couple of weeks to reduce this year’s income
December 10, 2001
With the mammoth task of paying for college stressing many households, parents and students need to take advantage of every opportunity they can to stretch education savings. One of the best ways to do that is by using the tax system.
Timing adds to impact of terrorism
December 10, 2001
The warning from the White House to be on high alert this holiday season recognizes a tactic used by terrorists in the mountains of Peru, the back alleys of Belfast, the Middle East and Oklahoma City: Time attacks for maximum emotional impact.
Latest ratings prove that reality TV bites
December 10, 2001
The “reality” rose has wilted but could bloom anew after crab grass is weeded out and Sept. 11 fades further into history.
s income
December 10, 2001
With the mammoth task of paying for college stressing many households, parents and students need to take advantage of every opportunity they can to stretch education savings. One of the best ways to do that is by using the tax system.
s new
December 10, 2001
Record labels aren’t singing digital players’ tune Web sites help parents pick safe, enjoyable toys for kids Give telemarketers a lump of coal this holiday season
Births
December 10, 2001
C. Bryan and Roura Young, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday.
Big 12 Conference champs aim for share of national title in Fiesta Bowl
December 10, 2001
Colorado athletics director Dick Tharp foreshadowed the results moments before the official announcement arrived to a national television audience. Knowing that the Bowl Championship Series’ final ranking placed Nebraska in college football’s national championship game instead of Colorado, Tharp told a packed ballroom in a downtown hotel that the BCS is “idiotic.”
U.S. jets strike caves
December 10, 2001
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. In the south, rival tribal leaders worked out differences about the administration of Kandahar, the Taliban’s former stronghold, with the former governor returning to his old office. The agreement reduces fears of factional fighting now that the Taliban are gone.
s cable access network set an example for others
December 10, 2001
Excite@Home made plenty of dumb decisions on its way to the dot-com graveyard.
Nebraska to meet Miami in Rose Bowl showdown
December 10, 2001
With no playoff in place, college football almost always comes up with a wacky way to end the season. It came up with a doozy on Sunday. Nebraska will play undefeated Miami in the Rose Bowl for the national championship on Jan. 3, thanks to an amazing series of games during the last two weeks that lifted the Huskers (11-1) in the final Bowl Championship Series standings.
Anti-Semitic poison
December 10, 2001
To the editor: Since the tragic events of Sept. 11, we have seen the re-emergence of anti-Semitism in its familiar guises. Some of these forms are blatant and patently nonsensical such as the claim of Islamic fundamentalists in Pakistan, as seen on CNN, that the attacks on the World Trade Center were a Jewish plot, and that no Jews died in the towers.
Marines advancing near Kandahar
December 10, 2001
(Updated Monday at 12:15 p.m.)Tribal fighters backed by tanks and U.S. warplanes launched a fierce attack Monday against al-Qaida forces and seized most of a valley leading to a suspected hide-out of Osama bin Laden in eastern Afghanistan.
J-W video: Psychologist talks about diary (part 2)
December 10, 2001
Henry Remple, a retired psychologist and former board member of the Bert Nash Community Health Center, discusses a book of his diaries and recollections.
steals the shows
December 10, 2001
Slick Las Vegas crooks swiped Harry Potter’s crown this week as a wave of big box office swept “Ocean’s Eleven” into the top spot.
On the street
December 10, 2001
Asked at Lawrence Public Library What is your favorite Christmas carol?
Sound off
December 10, 2001
How do I register for the Langston Hughes symposium? There are several ways to register for “Let America be America Again,” the symposium commemorating Hughes’ 100th birthday at Kansas University. The symposium will be Feb. 7-10.
Input on math
December 10, 2001
To the editor: I’m glad to see the school district is considering the upgrading of its math programs (LJW, Dec. 5, page 1B). At the same time, I am disturbed by language, of the newspaper article and school officials, that excludes input from parents and taxpayers on proposed massive program changes.
s connection to slavery
December 10, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Each of Marla Jackson’s quilts tells a story. Some of the stories are personal, such as the birth of her first son, or a conflict with her mother. Other quilts represent the stories of her great-grandmother, Lucille Crum, a former slave.
Giants executive dead at age 71
December 10, 2001
Former Giants general manager George Young died Saturday night after a short illness.
George twists ankle
December 10, 2001
Most NFL players made it through Sunday unscathed, although several big names missed portions of games.
Merritt Louis Musick Sr.
December 10, 2001
Services for Merritt Louis Musick Sr., 91, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Musick died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Nonprofit center in Rhode Island provides venue, resources for artists
December 10, 2001
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls: Feast your eyes on an urban big top that’s bound to delight anyone with an appetite for art.
Putting up Christmas tree never results in silent night
December 10, 2001
It’s the same story every year: Sometime after Thanksgiving, much of America begins erecting Christmas trees, and a season of bleeding begins.
s behind those tunes that stick in the mind?
December 10, 2001
Warning: This article could be hazardous to your sanity. It contains discussions of songs so diabolically annoying that merely reading their titles “It’s a Small World,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” “My Sharona” can cause them to get stuck in your head. Proceed at your own risk.
Connell
December 10, 2001
Services for Elsie M. O’Connell, 101, Dyersville, Iowa, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. O’Connell died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at a nursing center in Dyersville. Mr. and Mrs. O’Connell donated their Douglas County farm to establish the O’Connell Youth Ranch.
J-W video: Psychologist talks about diary (part 3)
December 10, 2001
Henry Remple, a retired psychologist and former board member of the Bert Nash Community Health Center, discusses a book of his diaries and recollections.
Refuge expanding exhibits with displays of mounted animals
December 10, 2001
The Rolling Hills Refuge Wildlife Conservation Center is going into a different line of animal preservation.
t think alike
December 10, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald So it seems there’s this new poll that contains sobering assessments and harsh criticisms of black people. For instance, 42 percent of those surveyed felt that the biggest threat to black progress is lack of education.
Bonds, Giambi, Park, Gonzalez head list of available free agents
December 10, 2001
After pleading poverty in front of Congress last week, baseball teams gathered Sunday to spend some more money on free agents at the winter meetings.
Green Bay completes sweep of Chicago, 17-7
December 10, 2001
The Green Bay Packers re-established their supremacy in the NFC Central, but not their old swagger.
Spartans roll in nonconference game, 92-38
December 10, 2001
Adam Wolfe can score. Now he’s hitting the boards as well.
Ethical questions may haunt GOP race
December 10, 2001
By Dave Ranney The two Republican candidates for governor have promised Kansas voters a campaign defined by issues, not finger-pointing. With good reason, perhaps. Both Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall and State Treasurer Tim Shallenburger have sleeping dogs they’d rather let lie.
Suicide bombing puts more pressure on Arafat
December 10, 2001
A suicide bomber set off an explosion Sunday at a busy intersection in northern Israel, failing to kill anyone other than himself but intensifying already heavy American and Israeli pressure on Yasser Arafat.
BOE plan seeks public favor
Members hoping to improve teacher salaries, test scores with tax increases
December 10, 2001
State Board of Education members know they’re going to have a tough time selling their ambitious plan for improving public schools to legislators reluctant to increase taxes. That’s because of its tremendous cost. After three years, the state would be spending nearly 50 percent more annually an additional $1.16 billion on aid to elementary, junior high and high schools.
County boasts armored vehicle
Military car allows officers to approach armed suspects
December 10, 2001
There’s a new peacekeeper in Jefferson County. No, longtime Sheriff Roy Dunnaway hasn’t announced his retirement. But last summer Dunnaway spent $5,000 for a military surplus armored car the Air Force once called the Peacekeeper.
KU ‘Superintendents’ Circle’ assists districts with bettering education
December 10, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Eudora schools Supt. Marty Kobza says interpreting results of assessment tests taken by students can be a mind-bender. “We deal with a lot of data,” Kobza said. “Sometimes what we have difficulty doing is taking that data and … improving instruction.”
Clara May Langston
December 10, 2001
Services for Clara May Langston, 98, Oskaloosa and formerly of Valley Falls, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Barnett Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Rose Hill-Valley Falls Cemetery.
MSU spends Nicholls
Spartans roll in nonconference game, 92-38
December 10, 2001
Adam Wolfe can score. Now he’s hitting the boards as well.
Quilts detail artist’s connection to slavery
December 10, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Each of Marla Jackson’s quilts tells a story. Some of the stories are personal, such as the birth of her first son, or a conflict with her mother. Other quilts represent the stories of her great-grandmother, Lucille Crum, a former slave.
Military offers holiday cheer to its families
December 10, 2001
Every night before she goes to bed, 4-year-old Breanna gets to pick and eat a single piece of candy from the mason jar her mother keeps on the counter in the living room. Each of the candy beads in it represents a day her father, Roy, is expected to be away on deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He has been gone since Oct. 1. The girl knows when the candy is gone, her father will be back home in Wichita.
Couples, Calcavecchia win
Watson second in Seniors portion of Hyundai golf
December 10, 2001
Fred Couples made a 10-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole for the winning margin Sunday as he and Mark Calcavecchia won the PGA Tour portion of the $1.2 million Hyundai Team Matches.
Skeptical of plan
December 10, 2001
Dress code devalues woman
December 10, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe In the end, the most powerful images of freedom in Afghanistan have been the faces of its women. One by one, as the Taliban are defeated, the bravest peel back the fashion statement of their oppressors. And they smile. Americans have come to see this emancipation of women as a freedom worth fighting for. The way we treat women makes us different from the Taliban, better than terrorists.
Arts find Providence divine
Nonprofit center in Rhode Island provides venue, resources for artists
December 10, 2001
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls: Feast your eyes on an urban big top that’s bound to delight anyone with an appetite for art.
First lady opens White House exhibit
Photos, virtual tours give public only glimpse at executive mansion this year
December 10, 2001
First lady Laura Bush cannot invite the public into her home because of security concerns, so she is bringing a bit of the White House to them.
Timing adds to impact of terrorism
December 10, 2001
The warning from the White House to be on high alert this holiday season recognizes a tactic used by terrorists in the mountains of Peru, the back alleys of Belfast, the Middle East and Oklahoma City: Time attacks for maximum emotional impact.
Elsie M. O’Connell
December 10, 2001
Notre Dame lures O’Leary from Tech
December 10, 2001
George O’Leary long dreamed about two jobs: New York Yankees manager and Notre Dame football coach.
The song remembers when
What’s behind those tunes that stick in the mind?
December 10, 2001
Warning: This article could be hazardous to your sanity. It contains discussions of songs so diabolically annoying that merely reading their titles “It’s a Small World,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” “My Sharona” can cause them to get stuck in your head. Proceed at your own risk.
Putting up Christmas tree never results in silent night
December 10, 2001
It’s the same story every year: Sometime after Thanksgiving, much of America begins erecting Christmas trees, and a season of bleeding begins.
Red, white, blue are holiday colors this year
December 10, 2001
As he does each year, Gerald Wilhite used his ocean-fishing rod to cast strands of lights over the limbs of his front yard’s towering oak and maple trees. He untangled coils of green wire and dangling bulbs, then nimbly wrapped them around evergreens and stretched them out to line each side of the driveway.
Ethical questions may haunt GOP race
December 10, 2001
By Dave Ranney The two Republican candidates for governor have promised Kansas voters a campaign defined by issues, not finger-pointing. With good reason, perhaps. Both Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall and State Treasurer Tim Shallenburger have sleeping dogs they’d rather let lie.
s guilt, U.S. officials say
December 10, 2001
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. Vice President Dick Cheney confirmed the tape’s existence, and officials who spoke on condition of anonymity described the contents. It was obtained by Americans in Afghanistan, though the officials declined to say how.
St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center expansion considered
December 10, 2001
City commissioners will consider approving a site plan for expansion of the St. Lawrence Catholic Center, 1631 Crescent Road.
s support
December 10, 2001
To the editor: Shame on Barbara Lindstrom for attempting to harm a legitimate, established business on the basis of her own prudish attitudes! Until Priscilla’s opened its store at the corner of Naismith and 23rd Street, the location was a revolving door, with tenant after tenant lasting for less than a year.
KU transfer students receive scholarships
December 10, 2001
Six Haskell Indian Nations University students who transferred to Kansas University this fall have been named recipients of Thomas M. and Elva Ottman Bowlus scholarships
assists districts with bettering education
December 10, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Eudora schools Supt. Marty Kobza says interpreting results of assessment tests taken by students can be a mind-bender. “We deal with a lot of data,” Kobza said. “Sometimes what we have difficulty doing is taking that data and … improving instruction.”
Military car allows officers to approach armed suspects
December 10, 2001
There’s a new peacekeeper in Jefferson County. No, longtime Sheriff Roy Dunnaway hasn’t announced his retirement. But last summer Dunnaway spent $5,000 for a military surplus armored car the Air Force once called the Peacekeeper.
Suicide bombing puts more pressure on Arafat
December 10, 2001
A suicide bomber set off an explosion Sunday at a busy intersection in northern Israel, failing to kill anyone other than himself but intensifying already heavy American and Israeli pressure on Yasser Arafat.
Book recounts life shaped by extraordinary events
December 10, 2001
By Joel Mathis Before he was 20, Henry Remple had watched most of his family die of disease, fled religious persecution against Mennonites in the wake of the Russian Revolution and emigrated to Nebraska to learn English while becoming an American. And during most of those years, the now-retired Lawrence psychologist kept a journal of the events he was experiencing. (See video.)
Dress code devalues woman
December 10, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe In the end, the most powerful images of freedom in Afghanistan have been the faces of its women. One by one, as the Taliban are defeated, the bravest peel back the fashion statement of their oppressors. And they smile. Americans have come to see this emancipation of women as a freedom worth fighting for. The way we treat women makes us different from the Taliban, better than terrorists.
Charities see aid decrease while more seek services
December 10, 2001
The machinists and welders who made parts for the Wichita airline industry are visiting United Methodist Urban Ministries in growing numbers since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks caused cutbacks in orders to subcontractors. And the first of the city’s 7,000 laid-off Boeing Co., Raytheon Aircraft and Bombardier Aerospace employees also are starting to walk into the charity’s doors. They’re joined by restaurant employees left jobless because fewer people are eating out.
Horoscopes
December 10, 2001
For Monday, Dec. 10, 2001. Those with birthdays today: You could be unusually successful this year if you don’t lose sight of your objectives. You love to brainstorm and exchange ideas with friends, loved ones and work associates. You’ll verbalize feelings and thoughts more often, but sometimes your forceful style intimidates others. Though your sign can be known for bluntness, remember, a little diplomacy can go a long way. If single, you might not want to tie the knot this year, especially if you meet someone during this brusque period. Give yourself time and learn more about this person. If attached, don’t challenge each other so much. Dote on your sweetheart, as he or she could be depressed. Make LIBRA a pal.
Anti-Semitic poison
December 10, 2001
J-W video: Psychologist talks about diary (part 1)
December 10, 2001
Henry Remple, a retired psychologist and former board member of the Bert Nash Community Health Center, discusses a book of his diaries and recollections.
Nation briefs
December 10, 2001
American hostage freed Medical help sought for Siamese twins Protesters, police clash
On the record
December 10, 2001
Action explained
December 10, 2001
Tis the season for giving, not going broke, financial experts advise
December 10, 2001
During a recent online chat, I was amazed at the number of questions I received from people fretting about buying gifts for the holidays. Here are two typical questions: “How does one live in the real world and still stay on a budget without looking miserly?”
J-W video: Psychologist talks about diary (part 1)
December 10, 2001
Henry Remple, a retired psychologist and former board member of the Bert Nash Community Health Center, discusses a book of his diaries and recollections.
Innes portrays radical housewife
December 10, 2001
A television drama in the inspiring tradition of “Erin Brockovich” and “Norma Rae,” “Taking Back Our Town” (8 p.m., Lifetime) tells the true-life story of a mother and housewife who rallied the citizens of a poor, blighted town to stop a giant corporation from building a chemical plant in their back yard.
Watson second in Seniors portion of Hyundai golf
December 10, 2001
Fred Couples made a 10-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole for the winning margin Sunday as he and Mark Calcavecchia won the PGA Tour portion of the $1.2 million Hyundai Team Matches.
Sox talking to Herzog, Alou
December 10, 2001
The Boston Red Sox have approached former major league managers Whitey Herzog and Felipe Alou about serving as bench coaches alongside inexperienced Boston manager Joe Kerrigan.
Use of remailers on upswing since Sept. 11 attacks
December 10, 2001
For years, anonymous e-mail has been a choice tool for whistle-blowers, human rights activists and undercover sources looking to protect themselves while imparting vital information. Anonymous online communication could just as easily be used by terrorists to plot attacks or send threats.
Screen symbol now packs functionality, brand images
December 10, 2001
A quiet subculture has grown up around the notion that computer users can make a personal statement with that common white arrow floating across the screen. Turn it into a dog, a cartoon character, a picture of your husband or a combination of the three if you like. Now Web designers are using the mouse cursor as a marketing gimmick. One company has morphed it into a research tool, with customers checking word definitions and Internet searches on the fly. Various software packages allow computer users to create their own cursors and alter them in as much time as it takes to change a pair of socks.
Action explained
December 10, 2001
To the editor: I am writing regarding the Nov. 29 article, “ECKAN seeks holiday volunteers; Firefighters’ exit leaves agency scrambling at Christmastime.” I believe this article may give your readers the impression that the good work of ECKAN has been suddenly halted due to careless negligence on the part of the International Association of Firefighters Union Local 1596. Indeed, had the Union waited until Tuesday night to inform Ms. Cofer (director-coordinator of Douglas County ECKAN) that we were not participating in the delivery of gifts and food this year, as she stated in your article, such a charge may have merit. This is not the case.
Too much kow-towing
December 10, 2001
Why should an American officer have to sue one of our services for common sense dress protocol? It might not be surprising if American Lt. Col. Martha McSally was suing Saudi Arabia for having to wear neck-to-toe native garb when she is off her Air Force base.
Ebola outbreak confirmed in West Africa
December 10, 2001
An outbreak of fever in the west African nation of Gabon has been confirmed as the deadly disease Ebola, the World Health Organization said Sunday.
Leary from Tech
December 10, 2001
George O’Leary long dreamed about two jobs: New York Yankees manager and Notre Dame football coach.
Photos, virtual tours give public only glimpse at executive mansion this year
December 10, 2001
First lady Laura Bush cannot invite the public into her home because of security concerns, so she is bringing a bit of the White House to them.
?
December 10, 2001
To the editor: As a Mennonite, I take the adult commitment to follow Jesus as a matter of serious and costly discipleship. I find the community practice of publicly pledging allegiance to the flag of the United States of America offensive to my personal religious sensibilities.
Elspeth Kathleen Boyd
December 10, 2001
Services for Elspeth Kathleen Boyd, 107, Lawrence, formerly of New York, will be at a later date at her former parish, the Church of St. Andrew, Staten Island, N.Y. Mrs. Boyd died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at her home.
People
December 10, 2001
‘Potter’ places mapped Petty up for distinguished award Brockovich accepts TV challenge Judges see the light
Videotape proves bin Laden’s guilt, U.S. officials say
December 10, 2001
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. Vice President Dick Cheney confirmed the tape’s existence, and officials who spoke on condition of anonymity described the contents. It was obtained by Americans in Afghanistan, though the officials declined to say how.
Packers pop Bears
Green Bay completes sweep of Chicago, 17-7
December 10, 2001
The Green Bay Packers re-established their supremacy in the NFC Central, but not their old swagger.
Book recounts life shaped by extraordinary events
December 10, 2001
By Joel Mathis Before he was 20, Henry Remple had watched most of his family die of disease, fled religious persecution against Mennonites in the wake of the Russian Revolution and emigrated to Nebraska to learn English while becoming an American. And during most of those years, the now-retired Lawrence psychologist kept a journal of the events he was experiencing. (See video.)
U.S. jets strike caves
December 10, 2001
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. In the south, rival tribal leaders worked out differences about the administration of Kandahar, the Taliban’s former stronghold, with the former governor returning to his old office. The agreement reduces fears of factional fighting now that the Taliban are gone.
Ebola outbreak confirmed in West Africa
December 10, 2001
An outbreak of fever in the west African nation of Gabon has been confirmed as the deadly disease Ebola, the World Health Organization said Sunday.
Charities see aid decrease while more seek services
December 10, 2001
The machinists and welders who made parts for the Wichita airline industry are visiting United Methodist Urban Ministries in growing numbers since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks caused cutbacks in orders to subcontractors. And the first of the city’s 7,000 laid-off Boeing Co., Raytheon Aircraft and Bombardier Aerospace employees also are starting to walk into the charity’s doors. They’re joined by restaurant employees left jobless because fewer people are eating out.
Under one God’?
December 10, 2001
Ocean’s Eleven’ steals the shows
December 10, 2001
Slick Las Vegas crooks swiped Harry Potter’s crown this week as a wave of big box office swept “Ocean’s Eleven” into the top spot.
Victims’ families fear charity not equal
December 10, 2001
Some relatives of the civilian victims of the Sept. 11 attacks fear that the nation’s admiration for firefighters, police and other uniformed rescue workers has created a hierarchy in the distribution of charity. They also fear their voices have not been heard nearly as clearly as the uniformed victims’ families on issues ranging from the recovery of remains to the establishment of a memorial at the site of the World Trade Center.
Red, white, blue are holiday colors this year
December 10, 2001
As he does each year, Gerald Wilhite used his ocean-fishing rod to cast strands of lights over the limbs of his front yard’s towering oak and maple trees. He untangled coils of green wire and dangling bulbs, then nimbly wrapped them around evergreens and stretched them out to line each side of the driveway.
St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center expansion considered
December 10, 2001
City commissioners will consider approving a site plan for expansion of the St. Lawrence Catholic Center, 1631 Crescent Road.
Merritt Louis Musick Sr.
December 10, 2001
Raiders repel Chiefs’ late rally
December 10, 2001
Priest Holmes gained more yards than Oakland’s entire offense Sunday. That wasn’t enough to prevent Kansas City from losing for the ninth time in 12 games.
Huskers in title tilt
Nebraska to meet Miami in Rose Bowl showdown
December 10, 2001
With no playoff in place, college football almost always comes up with a wacky way to end the season. It came up with a doozy on Sunday. Nebraska will play undefeated Miami in the Rose Bowl for the national championship on Jan. 3, thanks to an amazing series of games during the last two weeks that lifted the Huskers (11-1) in the final Bowl Championship Series standings.
Buffaloes boiling over BCS
Big 12 Conference champs aim for share of national title in Fiesta Bowl
December 10, 2001
Colorado athletics director Dick Tharp foreshadowed the results moments before the official announcement arrived to a national television audience. Knowing that the Bowl Championship Series’ final ranking placed Nebraska in college football’s national championship game instead of Colorado, Tharp told a packed ballroom in a downtown hotel that the BCS is “idiotic.”
Sox talking to Herzog, Alou
December 10, 2001
The Boston Red Sox have approached former major league managers Whitey Herzog and Felipe Alou about serving as bench coaches alongside inexperienced Boston manager Joe Kerrigan.
Teams primed to spend big bucks
Bonds, Giambi, Park, Gonzalez head list of available free agents
December 10, 2001
After pleading poverty in front of Congress last week, baseball teams gathered Sunday to spend some more money on free agents at the winter meetings.
UConn slaps Tech
December 10, 2001
Diana Taurasi matched her career high with 24 points to lead top-ranked Connecticut past No. 8 Louisiana Tech 74-50 Sunday.
Titans’ George twists ankle
December 10, 2001
Most NFL players made it through Sunday unscathed, although several big names missed portions of games.
Giants executive dead at age 71
December 10, 2001
Former Giants general manager George Young died Saturday night after a short illness.
Webber’s return sparks Kings’ win
December 10, 2001
Chris Webber scored 18 points and had six rebounds Sunday in his first game for Sacramento this season as the Kings beat Miami, 95-88.
Beyond cursory
Screen symbol now packs functionality, brand images
December 10, 2001
A quiet subculture has grown up around the notion that computer users can make a personal statement with that common white arrow floating across the screen. Turn it into a dog, a cartoon character, a picture of your husband or a combination of the three if you like. Now Web designers are using the mouse cursor as a marketing gimmick. One company has morphed it into a research tool, with customers checking word definitions and Internet searches on the fly. Various software packages allow computer users to create their own cursors and alter them in as much time as it takes to change a pair of socks.
Tools’ vanishing act leads to investigation of innovative gadgets
December 10, 2001
By Dave Toplikar I know it’s around somewhere that cool cordless drill/driver I got about five years ago, with the cross-hairs and bubble level. But after 20 minutes of searching, I gave up looking.
What’s new
December 10, 2001
Record labels aren’t singing digital players’ tune Web sites help parents pick safe, enjoyable toys for kids Give telemarketers a lump of coal this holiday season
Anonymous e-mail on guard
Use of remailers on upswing since Sept. 11 attacks
December 10, 2001
For years, anonymous e-mail has been a choice tool for whistle-blowers, human rights activists and undercover sources looking to protect themselves while imparting vital information. Anonymous online communication could just as easily be used by terrorists to plot attacks or send threats.
Office suite built with Macs in mind
December 10, 2001
Microsoft’s Kevin Browne is the first to admit his company has taken some missteps in efforts to make its trademark Office business software for rival Apple computers.
Tis the season for giving, not going broke, financial experts advise
December 10, 2001
During a recent online chat, I was amazed at the number of questions I received from people fretting about buying gifts for the holidays. Here are two typical questions: “How does one live in the real world and still stay on a budget without looking miserly?”
Innes portrays radical housewife
December 10, 2001
A television drama in the inspiring tradition of “Erin Brockovich” and “Norma Rae,” “Taking Back Our Town” (8 p.m., Lifetime) tells the true-life story of a mother and housewife who rallied the citizens of a poor, blighted town to stop a giant corporation from building a chemical plant in their back yard.
People
December 10, 2001
‘Potter’ places mapped Petty up for distinguished award Brockovich accepts TV challenge Judges see the light
Clara May Langston
December 10, 2001
Services for Clara May Langston, 98, Oskaloosa and formerly of Valley Falls, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Barnett Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Rose Hill-Valley Falls Cemetery.
Input on math
December 10, 2001
J-W video: Psychologist talks about diary (part 3)
December 10, 2001
Henry Remple, a retired psychologist and former board member of the Bert Nash Community Health Center, discusses a book of his diaries and recollections.
Local briefs
December 10, 2001
Recognition: Kansas journalist joins Land Institute staff Salina George B. Pyle, a longtime Kansas journalist and award-winning commentator, has joined The Land Institute staff as its first Prairie Fellow. Pyle, 45, has 23 years experience in Kansas newspapers, most recently serving as a columnist and editorial writer for The Salina Journal. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing in 1998 and received the Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writers from the Society of Professional Journalists, also in 1998. He used the Pulliam fellowship to examine the politics and economics of modern agriculture. At The Land Institute, Pyle will be writing a book on the advantages of small-scale agriculture and the dangers of industrial food production. The book is set to be published in the fall of 2002 or spring of 2003. He will also write newspaper and magazine articles. _________ Funding: KGS, KU get energy grant for oil drilling research Petroleum researchers at Kansas University have received a U.S. Department of Energy grant to increase oil production using horizontal drilling. The grant, for about $400,000, will go to the Kansas Geological Survey and the KU Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. Horizontal wells are drilled vertically to an oil-producing rock formation, as in conventional oil wells, then drilled horizontally or along the rock layer. Few horizontal wells have been drilled in Kansas, but the researchers hope to find an oil field in central Kansas for the project. _________ Death: Fire kills Topeka resident A house fire killed a woman and left another person in critical condition, police said. Police identified the victim in the Saturday fire as Anna D. Jones, 67. She was taken first to St. Francis Health Center in Topeka, then to Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. A nursing supervisor there said she died later Saturday morning. The fire was reported at 3:01 a.m. It caused an estimated $25,000 in damage to the one-story home, and the cause was under investigation, said John Wegener, a Topeka Fire Department shift commander. The police report said investigators were looking into the possibility of arson.
Local briefs
December 10, 2001
Recognition: Kansas journalist joins Land Institute staff Salina George B. Pyle, a longtime Kansas journalist and award-winning commentator, has joined The Land Institute staff as its first Prairie Fellow. Pyle, 45, has 23 years experience in Kansas newspapers, most recently serving as a columnist and editorial writer for The Salina Journal. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing in 1998 and received the Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writers from the Society of Professional Journalists, also in 1998. He used the Pulliam fellowship to examine the politics and economics of modern agriculture. At The Land Institute, Pyle will be writing a book on the advantages of small-scale agriculture and the dangers of industrial food production. The book is set to be published in the fall of 2002 or spring of 2003. He will also write newspaper and magazine articles. _________ Funding: KGS, KU get energy grant for oil drilling research Petroleum researchers at Kansas University have received a U.S. Department of Energy grant to increase oil production using horizontal drilling. The grant, for about $400,000, will go to the Kansas Geological Survey and the KU Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. Horizontal wells are drilled vertically to an oil-producing rock formation, as in conventional oil wells, then drilled horizontally or along the rock layer. Few horizontal wells have been drilled in Kansas, but the researchers hope to find an oil field in central Kansas for the project. _________ Death: Fire kills Topeka resident A house fire killed a woman and left another person in critical condition, police said. Police identified the victim in the Saturday fire as Anna D. Jones, 67. She was taken first to St. Francis Health Center in Topeka, then to Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. A nursing supervisor there said she died later Saturday morning. The fire was reported at 3:01 a.m. It caused an estimated $25,000 in damage to the one-story home, and the cause was under investigation, said John Wegener, a Topeka Fire Department shift commander. The police report said investigators were looking into the possibility of arson.
Nation briefs
December 10, 2001
American hostage freed Medical help sought for Siamese twins Protesters, police clash
On the money
December 10, 2001
What’s the difference between corporate and discount bonds? How much of an investor’s portfolio should be devoted to bonds? The answers to these questions and others can be found on the Internet. If you’re interested in learning about the investment opportunities bonds hold, you might want to visit one of the following sites.
On the money: Web sites offer information on bonds
December 10, 2001
What’s the difference between corporate and discount bonds? How much of an investor’s portfolio should be devoted to bonds? The answers to these questions and others can be found on the Internet. If you’re interested in learning about the investment opportunities bonds hold, you might want to visit one of the following sites.
On the record
December 10, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Skeptical of plan
December 10, 2001
To the editor: Citizens concerned about the future of Lawrence would do well to keep track of the latest Chamber of Commerce lobby group known as ECO2 (The ECO stands for economic, not ecology). This “committee” announced recently that it wants the city to buy 1,000 acres for industrial development. A thousand acres!!!
State briefs
December 10, 2001
Lawmakers announce nominees for academy Moore staffer to enter Peace Corps in Africa
State briefs
December 10, 2001
Lawmakers announce nominees for academy Moore staffer to enter Peace Corps in Africa
Too much kow-towing
December 10, 2001
Why should an American officer have to sue one of our services for common sense dress protocol? It might not be surprising if American Lt. Col. Martha McSally was suing Saudi Arabia for having to wear neck-to-toe native garb when she is off her Air Force base.
KU transfer students receive scholarships
December 10, 2001
Six Haskell Indian Nations University students who transferred to Kansas University this fall have been named recipients of Thomas M. and Elva Ottman Bowlus scholarships
UConn slaps Tech
December 10, 2001
Diana Taurasi matched her career high with 24 points to lead top-ranked Connecticut past No. 8 Louisiana Tech 74-50 Sunday.