Archive for Monday, December 10, 2001

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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.
Horoscopes
December 10, 2001
Priscilla’s support
December 10, 2001
Elspeth Kathleen Boyd
December 10, 2001
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.
Skeptical of plan
December 10, 2001
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.
Elsie M. O’Connell
December 10, 2001
Anti-Semitic poison
December 10, 2001
On the record
December 10, 2001
Action explained
December 10, 2001
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.
Under one God’?
December 10, 2001
Merritt Louis Musick Sr.
December 10, 2001
Input on math
December 10, 2001
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.