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Bush calls for improved military, intelligence-gathering
December 11, 2001
(Web Posted Tuesday at 1:48 p.m.) President Bush called Tuesday for sweeping improvements in intelligence-gathering and military readiness to combat terror, calling that campaign “the military and moral necessity of our time.”
Bush leads three-month commemorations of Sept. 11 attacks
December 11, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 12:18 p.m.) Precisely three months after the first jetliner slammed into the World Trade Center, the American national anthem played Tuesday at the White House, across the country and throughout the globe as President Bush vowed to “right this huge wrong.”
Eastern alliance overruns al-Qaida base
Alliance offers surrender to fleeing bin Laden fighters
December 11, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 12:13 p.m.) Afghan tribal forces backed by intense U.S. airstrikes overran some al-Qaida cave hide-outs at Tora Bora on Tuesday and trapped a group of Osama bin Laden’s foreign fighters, who said they wanted to surrender.
Former Bruin thinks of Los Angeles as his home now
December 11, 2001
It doesn’t matter that he’s just a rookie, just a raw kid again, patiently waiting his turn while trying to learn his craft, slowly working his way through the process much as he did at UCLA.
Homeless residents hit roadblocks in job-search
December 11, 2001
By Joel Mathis Elizabeth Rusch and John Moore are homeless and living in Lawrence. To get homes, they say, they need jobs so they can afford rent. The Catch-22, they found out Monday, is that it helps to have a home in order to find a job. Both say they were initially denied jobs at Best Western Hallmark Inn, 730 Iowa, because they listed the Salvation Army homeless shelter as their home address.
Horoscopes
December 11, 2001
For Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001. Those with birthdays today: You choose to assume a low profile this year. You will learn more about people by choosing silence. Often, others will gab just to fill up space. Stay direct and clear with those whom you treasure in your life. Share your depth and caring. Success develops through partnerships in general. Money comes from another source this year. If single, you will flourish in a good relationship. You might meet someone quite different who demands a lot of nurturing. If attached, your bond will blossom if you make plenty of time for the two of you. Allow good feelings to flow. SCORPIO reads you cold.
Pittsburgh, St. Louis atop respective conferences heading down home stretch
December 11, 2001
Brett Favre can put things succinctly. “We’re pretty good,” he said after his Packers beat the Bears 17-7 to take control of the NFC Central. The same can be said for the Rams, who beat the 49ers 27-14 in Sunday’s NFC West glamor game.
Astronauts insulate space station motors
December 11, 2001
Two spacewalking astronauts went out on a repair job Monday and wrapped thermal covers around a pair of motors that turn the international space station’s giant solar wings. NASA hopes the covers will shield the motors against the temperature extremes of space and eliminate power spikes and stalls.
Bond, Brownback address officials on election reform
December 11, 2001
Sen. Kit Bond told regional election officials Monday that he wants to clean up voter rolls and create fail-safe voting mechanism that prevent voter fraud. Bond, R-Mo., and Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., spoke to officials from Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska who were attending the Midwest Election Officials Conference Monday.
Subsidies and survival
December 11, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Kansas farmers aren’t getting rich from government subsidies. The listing in Sunday’s Journal-World of the top farm-subsidy recipients in Douglas County probably got a lot of people’s attention.
Frances E. Hadl Kurtz
December 11, 2001
Services for Frances E. Hadl Kurtz, 92, Eudora, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. She died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
ESPN expands to Europe
December 11, 2001
ESPN is expanding to Europe with its first network, which will feature great sports moments from the past. ESPN Classic Sport will be launched early next year in France, reaching at least 2.5 million homes via two satellite TV systems.
Terrorism defines Palestinian image in U.S.
December 11, 2001
By Peter A. Brown Orlando Sentinel Palestinians are often mystified why most Americans remain so solidly behind Israel. They should be even more concerned now that their terrorist tactics may be causing the U.S. government to pull back from its efforts to create a more even-handed Middle East policy.
Denver’s Exel wants to be traded
December 11, 2001
Sick of losing, Denver Nuggets guard Nick Van Exel reiterated Monday that he wants to be traded, saying the team has made no strides in his four seasons here. After Saturday night’s 109-99 loss in Cleveland the Nuggets’ fourth straight loss on an Eastern road swing and their eighth loss in nine games Van Exel announced that he wants out of Denver.
Chaney to finish season with Knicks
December 11, 2001
Don Chaney will be the head coach for the New York Knicks for the rest of this season. He has no guarantees beyond that. Chaney officially was promoted Monday, taking over for the departed Jeff Van Gundy. Team president Scott Layden would not reveal contract terms, but Chaney was straightforward.
Contraction might wait
Cards sign Isringhausen; Yanks, Giambi close
December 11, 2001
There was little action on the second day of baseball’s winter meetings, with the St. Louis Cardinals getting Jason Isringhausen in the only signing, and the Chicago Cubs acquiring Alex Gonzalez from Toronto in the only trade.
NFL Briefs
December 11, 2001
Bills’ Price fined $30,000 by NFL Culpepper probable this week for Vikings Rams’ Archuleta spends night in hospital Panthers’ Gilbert to undergo surgery Buffalo defense loses another lineman
Close race for Heisman settled by fewer voters
Response lightest in more than 20 years
December 11, 2001
Thought the Bowl Championship Series was confounding? Try the Heisman Trophy voting results. In one of the closest Heisman races ever, more than 30 percent of the 900-plus voters didn’t return a ballot, the lightest response in more than two decades and among the lowest in a half-century.
Paying to play
Budget biggest ever for Winter Games
December 11, 2001
The last time the United States held a Winter Olympics, athletes slept in a prison and organizers nearly had to declare bankruptcy on a $168 million budget. As top officials meet in Switzerland this week to review final plans for an Olympics only two months away, they’ll find the accommodations aren’t the only thing upgraded since 1980 in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Insurance firm seek shield
December 11, 2001
By Christopher Brauchli Knight-Ridder Newspapers Here is the question of the week: If you were able to help one of the following groups that is suffering as a result of the events of Sept. 11, which group would it be: (a) individuals who lost their jobs; (b) owners of small businesses who have been forced out of business due to their proximity to ground zero; (c) insurance companies that are paying out claims.
Live and let live
December 11, 2001
Bond, Brownback address officials on election reform
December 11, 2001
Sen. Kit Bond told regional election officials Monday that he wants to clean up voter rolls and create fail-safe voting mechanism that prevent voter fraud. Bond, R-Mo., and Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., spoke to officials from Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska who were attending the Midwest Election Officials Conference Monday.
Astronauts insulate space station motors
December 11, 2001
Two spacewalking astronauts went out on a repair job Monday and wrapped thermal covers around a pair of motors that turn the international space station’s giant solar wings. NASA hopes the covers will shield the motors against the temperature extremes of space and eliminate power spikes and stalls.
California bus company charged
December 11, 2001
Federal authorities charged a California bus company operating in the southwest with illegally transporting tens of thousands of undocumented aliens smuggled across the U.S.-Mexico border, Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft said Monday.
Gehrig’s disease, Gulf War linked
December 11, 2001
Americans who served in the Gulf War were nearly twice as likely to develop Lou Gehrig’s disease as other military personnel, the government reported Monday. It was the first time officials acknowledged a scientific link between service in the Gulf and a specific disease.
U.N., Annan collect 2001 Nobel Peace Prize
December 11, 2001
Saying the world “entered the third millennium through a gate of fire” ignited on Sept. 11, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan accepted the centennial Nobel Peace Prize on Monday with a call for humanity to fight poverty, ignorance and disease.
Thelma Elizabeth Reed
December 11, 2001
Helen “Louise” Gibbs
December 11, 2001
Elsie Marie O’Connell
December 11, 2001
U.S. war dead honored
December 11, 2001
CIA officer Johnny Micheal “Mike” Spann, the only American to die at the hands of the enemy in Afghanistan, was buried among the ranks of the fallen Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.
Woods finishes No. 1
December 11, 2001
Tiger Woods ended the year at No. 1 in the world ranking for the fourth consecutive season, while John Daly improved 456 spots to No. 51 one place short of earning an invitation to the Masters.
Judy M. Baldwin
December 11, 2001
Best, worst holiday toys rated
December 11, 2001
The toys children get for Christmas can make them feel like heroes or intensify their post-Sept. 11 fears, an advocacy group for nonviolent toys said Monday. “In this time, when peace on Earth is more important than ever, we can take advantage of this opportunity to teach our children those values that we as adults cherish,” said Daphne White, executive director of the Lion and the Lamb Project.
Regents plan finance campaign
December 11, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Frustrated with state funding levels, a coalition of education supporters is hoping to stir up public support for more money. The coalition including the Kansas Board of Regents and Kansas Board of Education plans to begin airing television commercials in about a year, telling Kansans why increasing spending for K-12 schools and state universities is good for the state.
New Afghan leader vows to ‘root out’ terrorists
December 11, 2001
Sitting in the sprawling compound of the defeated Taliban leader, Afghanistan’s interim ruler pledged Monday to build a new nation but said the country must first destroy the terrorists who have held it hostage.
Lawrence guard unit expecting departure
December 11, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Pack the duffel bags to go, or plan for a relaxing holiday season at home? That’s the question before area National Guard members who are preparing their families and themselves for possible deployment overseas.
Ashcroft bows to gun lobby
December 11, 2001
By Stanley Crouch New York Daily News There is still, rightfully, a hot controversy over the holding without bail of people believed to be involved on some level in the terrorist network that brought down the World Trade Center and hit the Pentagon.
Aid can’t come fast enough to Afghans
December 11, 2001
A sea of people surged toward the barred steel fence, shouting and struggling and crushing each other in desperation. Soldiers beat them back with branches and belts, but their hunger was unstoppable.
On the street
December 11, 2001
Asked at Free State Brewing Company: Do you think Nebraska should be in the college football championship even though they lost to Colorado?
Births
December 11, 2001
Crystal Turner and David Collins, Baldwin, a girl, Sunday. Amy and Erik Blaufelder, Oskaloosa, a boy, Sunday.
Regents plan finance campaign
December 11, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Frustrated with state funding levels, a coalition of education supporters is hoping to stir up public support for more money. The coalition including the Kansas Board of Regents and Kansas Board of Education plans to begin airing television commercials in about a year, telling Kansans why increasing spending for K-12 schools and state universities is good for the state.
Utah dumps Mavs
December 11, 2001
The Utah Jazz got scoring and leadership down the stretch from John Stockton and Karl Malone. They got great defense, too, from Russian rookie Andrei Kirilenko, and this season’s mix of new and old seems to be taking hold at last.
BC next big test for ISU
December 11, 2001
Iowa State’s basketball team isn’t getting any breaks right now. The Cyclones just got hammered at home by a Top 25 team and now they have to go on the road to play another. They’ll be at No. 11 Boston College (7-0) tonight, a game that will be televised by ESPN.
KC special teams under fire following loss
December 11, 2001
Without a quick turnaround by Kansas City’s special teams, Frank Gansz Jr. may find himself on the hottest of hot seats. “It starts with me and it goes right to Frank Gansz, right on to all those guys covering kickoffs,” a frustrated Dick Vermeil said Monday.
s disease, Gulf War linked
December 11, 2001
Americans who served in the Gulf War were nearly twice as likely to develop Lou Gehrig’s disease as other military personnel, the government reported Monday. It was the first time officials acknowledged a scientific link between service in the Gulf and a specific disease.
California bus company charged
December 11, 2001
Federal authorities charged a California bus company operating in the southwest with illegally transporting tens of thousands of undocumented aliens smuggled across the U.S.-Mexico border, Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft said Monday.
Live and let live
December 11, 2001
To the editor: I’m writing in response to Barbara Lindstrom’s letter of Dec. 6 in regard to Priscilla’s on 23rd Street and Naismith Drive. Ms. Lindstrom wanted to know what the good citizens of Lawrence thought about a “sex shop” right on Naismith Drive, and I’ll tell you what this longtime, good citizen of Lawrence thinks about it. God bless America!!
Insurance firm seek shield
December 11, 2001
By Christopher Brauchli Knight-Ridder Newspapers Here is the question of the week: If you were able to help one of the following groups that is suffering as a result of the events of Sept. 11, which group would it be: (a) individuals who lost their jobs; (b) owners of small businesses who have been forced out of business due to their proximity to ground zero; (c) insurance companies that are paying out claims.
Dorothy L. Abel
December 11, 2001
Services for Dorothy L. Abel, 82, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Abel died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Connell
December 11, 2001
Services for Elsie Marie O’Connell, 101, Dyersville, Iowa, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. O’Connell died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at Oakcrest Manor, Dyersville.
t come fast enough to Afghans
December 11, 2001
A sea of people surged toward the barred steel fence, shouting and struggling and crushing each other in desperation. Soldiers beat them back with branches and belts, but their hunger was unstoppable.
Bush calls for improved military, intelligence-gathering
December 11, 2001
(Web Posted Tuesday at 1:48 p.m.) President Bush called Tuesday for sweeping improvements in intelligence-gathering and military readiness to combat terror, calling that campaign “the military and moral necessity of our time.”
terrorists
December 11, 2001
Sitting in the sprawling compound of the defeated Taliban leader, Afghanistan’s interim ruler pledged Monday to build a new nation but said the country must first destroy the terrorists who have held it hostage.
Chaney to finish season with Knicks
December 11, 2001
Don Chaney will be the head coach for the New York Knicks for the rest of this season. He has no guarantees beyond that. Chaney officially was promoted Monday, taking over for the departed Jeff Van Gundy. Team president Scott Layden would not reveal contract terms, but Chaney was straightforward.
s Exel wants to be traded
December 11, 2001
Sick of losing, Denver Nuggets guard Nick Van Exel reiterated Monday that he wants to be traded, saying the team has made no strides in his four seasons here. After Saturday night’s 109-99 loss in Cleveland the Nuggets’ fourth straight loss on an Eastern road swing and their eighth loss in nine games Van Exel announced that he wants out of Denver.
s award of $475 million
December 11, 2001
Two opposing batteries of lawyers lined up before U.S. District Judge David O. Carter in Santa Ana and offered up 500 boxes of documents explaining their legal haggle over $475 million.
s daughter puts his letters on the auction block
December 11, 2001
Author J.D. Salinger’s only daughter, who last year published a caustic memoir about her fiercely private parent, is now selling 32 letters and postcards he wrote to her over a 35-year period.
First of film trilogy draws praise
December 11, 2001
The much-hyped film version of “The Lord of the Rings” was launched Monday at a glitzy world premiere attended by stars Liv Tyler, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen and Elijah Wood the actor charged with bringing J.R.R. Tolkien’s endearing hobbit Frodo Baggins to life.
Inspired Carolina clips Rangers, 4-3
December 11, 2001
A stern warning by their general manager seems to have inspired the Carolina Hurricanes. Ron Francis scored a power-play goal 2:36 into overtime, lifting Carolina to a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Monday night.
Best, worst holiday toys rated
December 11, 2001
The toys children get for Christmas can make them feel like heroes or intensify their post-Sept. 11 fears, an advocacy group for nonviolent toys said Monday. “In this time, when peace on Earth is more important than ever, we can take advantage of this opportunity to teach our children those values that we as adults cherish,” said Daphne White, executive director of the Lion and the Lamb Project.
Bin Laden calculated casualties, tape reveals
December 11, 2001
Osama bin Laden claims he calculated in advance how many casualties “the enemy” would suffer on Sept. 11, according to administration descriptions of a videotape that President Bush said “just reminded me of what a murderer he is.”
Local Briefs
December 11, 2001
Salvation Army opens its Christmas Toy Shop The Salvation Army’s Toy Shop opens today. Above, Matt Riffel, a Kansas University student from Phillipsburg, helped set up the array of toys at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds on Monday. Families who are not receiving assistance from other holiday programs can apply to the Salvation Army to get toys and food for a holiday meal through the program. They will be able to get toys donated through “Angel Trees” at Wal-mart and Baker University, as well as the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program. The shop is open by appointment only. All applications are screened through the Holiday Assistance Bureau to avoid duplication. The Toy Shop ends Thursday. Families seeking assistance should apply by Wednesday. Call the Salvation Army, 843-4188, for more information. ___________________________________ City government: Replacement selected for public works director Charles Soules will replace George Williams as the city’s new public works director. Soules has been the public works director and city engineer for Emporia since 1994. He has more than 14 years experience in municipal public works as well as experience writing and administering state and federal grants. He has been involved with some notable Emporia projects, including the 1997 brick street renovation and historic preservation of Berkley Street and water treatment plant improvements that received the 2000 Public Improvement Award from the American Public Works Assn. Soules begins work Feb. 4 with an annual salary of $90,000. He replaces Williams, who retires this week after more than 30 years with the city. There will be a retirement reception for Williams this afternoon at Lawrence Country Club. ___________________________________ Crime: Police seek suspects in theft of Toys for Tots donation box Lawrence Police are looking for three people who allegedly took a money collection box for the Marine’s Toys for Tots Christmas program. The box, shaped like a snowman, was on the counter of the Kwik Shop, 4841 W. Sixth St., when two men and a woman entered the store about 2:30 a.m. Thursday. One of the men took the box and all three fled, police said. They left in a gray, four-door Oldsmobile, police said. The amount of money in the box was not known, but it was said to be half full, police said. Police are studying a store video tape of the theft. If anyone has information that would help them find the suspects, they are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS. ___________________________________ Development: Airport consultant approves mitigating wetland area An airport consulting firm found no significant environmental effects for a 700-foot runway extension planned at the Lawrence Municipal Airport. About 10 people attended a public hearing Monday at City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St., to review the environmental assessment conducted by Denver-based Airport Development Group Inc. James Sirhall, principal planner for ADG, said runway extension would require mitigation of 2.6 acres of wetlands. Ron Renz, who represents four companies at the airport, said wetland mitigation was necessary. “Wetlands attract birds and birds and airplanes don’t mix,” he said. The environmental assessment and public comments now will go to the Federal Aviation Administration for approval, said Rick Bryant, chair of the Aviation Advisory Board. If approved, construction could begin next summer. Written comments may be submitted to James E. Sirhall, Airport Development Group, 1776 S. Jackson St., Suite 200, Denver, CO 80210, Attn: Lawrence Municipal Airport.
Business Briefcase
December 11, 2001
Sauer-Danfoss to buy maker of electric motors Winter Olympics: Hallmark to serve as florist for Salt Lake City Games Architecture: Work keeps centenarian alive Bankruptcy: Citigroup, UBS angling for Enron’s trading business
Deadlock continues on missile defense
December 11, 2001
Russia and the United States are near agreement on drastic cuts in long-range nuclear arsenals but remain at odds over a U.S. missile defense, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Monday.
Terrorism defines Palestinian image in U.S.
December 11, 2001
By Peter A. Brown Orlando Sentinel Palestinians are often mystified why most Americans remain so solidly behind Israel. They should be even more concerned now that their terrorist tactics may be causing the U.S. government to pull back from its efforts to create a more even-handed Middle East policy.
Alliance offers surrender to fleeing bin Laden fighters
December 11, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 12:13 p.m.) Afghan tribal forces backed by intense U.S. airstrikes overran some al-Qaida cave hide-outs at Tora Bora on Tuesday and trapped a group of Osama bin Laden’s foreign fighters, who said they wanted to surrender.
6News Video Report: Local Army Reserve may be deployed overseas
December 11, 2001
Members of the 2nd Battalion say they have received notice they may be mobilizing soon.
Americans open wallets for Afghans
December 11, 2001
Just as Americans opened their wallets for Sept. 11 victims, charity officials say some are now giving to help civilian Afghans who have been uprooted by the war on the Taliban. Precisely how much money is being donated is virtually impossible to say, though it’s likely in the tens of millions.
6Sports Video Reports: The Lady Jayhawks stumbled on Saturday
December 11, 2001
A few mistakes derailed the Jayhawks’ lead and cost them the game.
U.S. war dead honored
December 11, 2001
CIA officer Johnny Micheal “Mike” Spann, the only American to die at the hands of the enemy in Afghanistan, was buried among the ranks of the fallen Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.
Lawrence guard unit expecting departure
December 11, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Pack the duffel bags to go, or plan for a relaxing holiday season at home? That’s the question before area National Guard members who are preparing their families and themselves for possible deployment overseas.
Horoscopes
December 11, 2001
Dolphins deny Colts
Indy continues to struggle as Miami wins, 41-6
December 11, 2001
Jay Fiedler went another game without a turnover, and Miami won again. Peyton Manning added to his rising interception total, and Indianapolis lost again. Fiedler threw three touchdown passes two to rookie Chris Chambers and ran for a TD as the Dolphins took advantage of Manning’s three interceptions to beat the Colts 41-6 Monday night.
Homeless residents hit roadblocks in job-search
December 11, 2001
By Joel Mathis Elizabeth Rusch and John Moore are homeless and living in Lawrence. To get homes, they say, they need jobs so they can afford rent. The Catch-22, they found out Monday, is that it helps to have a home in order to find a job. Both say they were initially denied jobs at Best Western Hallmark Inn, 730 Iowa, because they listed the Salvation Army homeless shelter as their home address.
J-W seeks predictions for year-end close
December 11, 2001
The Dow Jones industrial average closed Monday at 10,921.45. But at what level will Wall Street’s most-watched index close the year? Take a guess.
J-W seeks predictions for year-end close
December 11, 2001
The Dow Jones industrial average closed Monday at 10,921.45. But at what level will Wall Street’s most-watched index close the year? Take a guess.
Schools cannot provide adequate employee health coverage
December 11, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Officials from small school districts on Monday used words such as “ugly” and “nightmare” to describe problems in getting health insurance for their employees. “We need help,” said Kay Schultz, superintendent of the Wathena district in Doniphan County.
Leary bids farewell to Yellow Jackets
December 11, 2001
George O’Leary popped into the room and took his seat as though it was just another day at Georgia Tech. “What’s new?” he asked, managing a slight grin. Of course, this was hardly just another day. O’Leary is a Notre Dame man now (the dark blue sweater was a giveaway), and he was back at Georgia Tech merely to pack up and say good-bye.
County approves pay increase
December 11, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Concerns over a tight budget and a slowing economy didn’t stop Douglas County commissioners from giving their employees a 3 percent raise Monday. Commissioners agreed to spend approximately $240,000 to give a 3 percent cost-of-living increase to 367 county employees in 2002.
6Sports Video Report: Jayhawks still winning
December 11, 2001
After beating the UMKC Kangaroos over the weekend, the men’s team moves to 6-1.
Donald E. Martin
December 11, 2001
Garnett Services for Donald E. Martin, 73, Garnett, and formerly of Ottawa, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Garnett Cemetery. Mr. Martin died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at Anderson County Long Term Care.
Businessman sentenced to repay more than $1.2 million to victims
December 11, 2001
By Mike Belt More than 50 people in 15 states are waiting to see if they will recover more than $1.2 million lost in a fraudulent scheme perpetrated by a Lawrence man.
Tribal fighters seize caves, intensify efforts
December 11, 2001
Afghan tribal fighters battled their way through mortar and machine-gun fire Monday and pushed Osama bin Laden loyalists from a strategic mountain valley leading to an underground complex where the terror suspect may be hiding.
Marguerite L. Barlow
December 11, 2001
Services for Marguerite L. “Peggy” Barlow are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Barlow died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at her home.
New team, same Watson
Former Bruin thinks of Los Angeles as his home now
December 11, 2001
It doesn’t matter that he’s just a rookie, just a raw kid again, patiently waiting his turn while trying to learn his craft, slowly working his way through the process much as he did at UCLA.
NHL Roundup: ‘Canes win in OT
Inspired Carolina clips Rangers, 4-3
December 11, 2001
A stern warning by their general manager seems to have inspired the Carolina Hurricanes. Ron Francis scored a power-play goal 2:36 into overtime, lifting Carolina to a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Monday night.
Frances E. Hadl Kurtz
December 11, 2001
Marguerite L. Barlow
December 11, 2001
Deadlock continues on missile defense
December 11, 2001
Russia and the United States are near agreement on drastic cuts in long-range nuclear arsenals but remain at odds over a U.S. missile defense, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Monday.
Briefly
December 11, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Air security chief nominated West Bank: Israeli missile kills two boys Somalia: Report: Terror sites scouted Washington, D.C.: House leader may retire
Local Briefs
December 11, 2001
Salvation Army opens its Christmas Toy Shop The Salvation Army’s Toy Shop opens today. Above, Matt Riffel, a Kansas University student from Phillipsburg, helped set up the array of toys at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds on Monday. Families who are not receiving assistance from other holiday programs can apply to the Salvation Army to get toys and food for a holiday meal through the program. They will be able to get toys donated through “Angel Trees” at Wal-mart and Baker University, as well as the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program. The shop is open by appointment only. All applications are screened through the Holiday Assistance Bureau to avoid duplication. The Toy Shop ends Thursday. Families seeking assistance should apply by Wednesday. Call the Salvation Army, 843-4188, for more information. ___________________________________ City government: Replacement selected for public works director Charles Soules will replace George Williams as the city’s new public works director. Soules has been the public works director and city engineer for Emporia since 1994. He has more than 14 years experience in municipal public works as well as experience writing and administering state and federal grants. He has been involved with some notable Emporia projects, including the 1997 brick street renovation and historic preservation of Berkley Street and water treatment plant improvements that received the 2000 Public Improvement Award from the American Public Works Assn. Soules begins work Feb. 4 with an annual salary of $90,000. He replaces Williams, who retires this week after more than 30 years with the city. There will be a retirement reception for Williams this afternoon at Lawrence Country Club. ___________________________________ Crime: Police seek suspects in theft of Toys for Tots donation box Lawrence Police are looking for three people who allegedly took a money collection box for the Marine’s Toys for Tots Christmas program. The box, shaped like a snowman, was on the counter of the Kwik Shop, 4841 W. Sixth St., when two men and a woman entered the store about 2:30 a.m. Thursday. One of the men took the box and all three fled, police said. They left in a gray, four-door Oldsmobile, police said. The amount of money in the box was not known, but it was said to be half full, police said. Police are studying a store video tape of the theft. If anyone has information that would help them find the suspects, they are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS. ___________________________________ Development: Airport consultant approves mitigating wetland area An airport consulting firm found no significant environmental effects for a 700-foot runway extension planned at the Lawrence Municipal Airport. About 10 people attended a public hearing Monday at City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St., to review the environmental assessment conducted by Denver-based Airport Development Group Inc. James Sirhall, principal planner for ADG, said runway extension would require mitigation of 2.6 acres of wetlands. Ron Renz, who represents four companies at the airport, said wetland mitigation was necessary. “Wetlands attract birds and birds and airplanes don’t mix,” he said. The environmental assessment and public comments now will go to the Federal Aviation Administration for approval, said Rick Bryant, chair of the Aviation Advisory Board. If approved, construction could begin next summer. Written comments may be submitted to James E. Sirhall, Airport Development Group, 1776 S. Jackson St., Suite 200, Denver, CO 80210, Attn: Lawrence Municipal Airport.
Bin Laden campaigns advance
Tribal fighters seize caves, intensify efforts
December 11, 2001
Afghan tribal fighters battled their way through mortar and machine-gun fire Monday and pushed Osama bin Laden loyalists from a strategic mountain valley leading to an underground complex where the terror suspect may be hiding.
Bert Nash faces cuts in funding shortfall
Mental health facility to eliminate administrative positions, halve funding for youth counseling program
December 11, 2001
By Dave Ranney The looming state budget crunch continues to leave its mark in Lawrence and other areas in Kansas. Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center announced plans Monday to eliminate three administrative positions and to cut in half a counseling program that helps juvenile offenders stay out of trouble.
Business Briefcase
December 11, 2001
Sauer-Danfoss to buy maker of electric motors Winter Olympics: Hallmark to serve as florist for Salt Lake City Games Architecture: Work keeps centenarian alive Bankruptcy: Citigroup, UBS angling for Enron’s trading business
Donated sawmill assists LHS students with projects
December 11, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Matt Downing imagined the clocks, tables and chests that could be made from hardwood logs sliced into boards Monday at Lawrence High School. “I can’t wait until it’s done and ready to use,” said Downing, an LHS senior.
Mental health facility to eliminate administrative positions, halve funding for youth counseling program
December 11, 2001
By Dave Ranney The looming state budget crunch continues to leave its mark in Lawrence and other areas in Kansas. Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center announced plans Monday to eliminate three administrative positions and to cut in half a counseling program that helps juvenile offenders stay out of trouble.
Response lightest in more than 20 years
December 11, 2001
Thought the Bowl Championship Series was confounding? Try the Heisman Trophy voting results. In one of the closest Heisman races ever, more than 30 percent of the 900-plus voters didn’t return a ballot, the lightest response in more than two decades and among the lowest in a half-century.
Husker fans scrambling to make travel plans
December 11, 2001
Nebraska’s struggle to get into the Rose Bowl is finally over. Now begins the dash for game tickets, airline seats and hotels. Some Nebraska fans have secured them, thanks to an early start and a little luck.
Bush leads three-month commemorations of Sept. 11 attacks
December 11, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 12:18 p.m.) Precisely three months after the first jetliner slammed into the World Trade Center, the American national anthem played Tuesday at the White House, across the country and throughout the globe as President Bush vowed to “right this huge wrong.”
Budget biggest ever for Winter Games
December 11, 2001
The last time the United States held a Winter Olympics, athletes slept in a prison and organizers nearly had to declare bankruptcy on a $168 million budget. As top officials meet in Switzerland this week to review final plans for an Olympics only two months away, they’ll find the accommodations aren’t the only thing upgraded since 1980 in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Fed likely to cut rates
December 11, 2001
The Federal Reserve, faced with an economy now officially suffering through a recession and shedding jobs at the fastest pace in two decades, is widely expected to cut interest rates today for the 11th time this year.
December 11, 2001
Teri Hatcher (“Lois & Clark”) stars in the cable thriller “Jane Doe” (8 p.m., USA). Jane Doe happens to be her real name. And that’s what’s clever about this cliche-ridden, shoot-em-up.
Daily Ticker
December 11, 2001
Dow Industrials 128.01, 9,921.45
Briefly
December 11, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Air security chief nominated West Bank: Israeli missile kills two boys Somalia: Report: Terror sites scouted Washington, D.C.: House leader may retire
Hatcher’s on the run in ‘Jane Doe’
December 11, 2001
Teri Hatcher (“Lois & Clark”) stars in the cable thriller “Jane Doe” (8 p.m., USA). Jane Doe happens to be her real name. And that’s what’s clever about this cliche-ridden, shoot-em-up.
Ashcroft bows to gun lobby
December 11, 2001
By Stanley Crouch New York Daily News There is still, rightfully, a hot controversy over the holding without bail of people believed to be involved on some level in the terrorist network that brought down the World Trade Center and hit the Pentagon.
Judge to review past Playmate’s award of $475 million
December 11, 2001
Two opposing batteries of lawyers lined up before U.S. District Judge David O. Carter in Santa Ana and offered up 500 boxes of documents explaining their legal haggle over $475 million.
Resident guilty of fraud scheme
Businessman sentenced to repay more than $1.2 million to victims
December 11, 2001
By Mike Belt More than 50 people in 15 states are waiting to see if they will recover more than $1.2 million lost in a fraudulent scheme perpetrated by a Lawrence man.
Williams not reluctant to play Princeton
December 11, 2001
By Gary Bedore College basketball coaches hold their collective breath each March when the NCAA Tournament pairings are announced. Nobody, but nobody, wants to be matched against giant-killer Princeton of the Ivy League.
Walker, Koskie honored
December 11, 2001
NL batting champ Larry Walker of the Colorado Rockies and slugger Corey Koskie of the Minnesota Twins will share the James “Tip” O’Neill Award, presented annually by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum.
Utah dumps Mavs
December 11, 2001
The Utah Jazz got scoring and leadership down the stretch from John Stockton and Karl Malone. They got great defense, too, from Russian rookie Andrei Kirilenko, and this season’s mix of new and old seems to be taking hold at last.
On the record
December 11, 2001
On the record
December 11, 2001
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
December 11, 2001
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
December 11, 2001
IN 1976 Even though the United Fund drive fell short of the record goal of $237,480 by about $5,000, officials said surpluses and funding rearrangements would allow the agency to make all its commitments. However, there was general disappointment that the community had not chosen to push the campaign over the top.
Marjorie Bristow Reece
December 11, 2001
Judy M. Baldwin
December 11, 2001
Private services for Judy M. Baldwin, 59, Lawrence, will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Baldwin died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Driving issue
December 11, 2001
Donald E. Martin
December 11, 2001
County Briefs
December 11, 2001
Commissioners agree on brand-name backhoe McElhaney appointed to tax abatement board
County Briefs
December 11, 2001
Commissioners agree on brand-name backhoe McElhaney appointed to tax abatement board
Briefs
December 11, 2001
Springfield, Mo.: State representative now in good condition Hays: Man arrested on train
Daily Ticker
December 11, 2001
Salvation Army opens its Christmas Toy Shop
December 11, 2001
The Salvation Army’s Toy Shop opens today. Above, Matt Riffel, a Kansas University student from Phillipsburg, helped set up the array of toys at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds on Monday.
KC special teams under fire following loss
December 11, 2001
Without a quick turnaround by Kansas City’s special teams, Frank Gansz Jr. may find himself on the hottest of hot seats. “It starts with me and it goes right to Frank Gansz, right on to all those guys covering kickoffs,” a frustrated Dick Vermeil said Monday.
NFL Trend: Playoff picture begins to take shape
Pittsburgh, St. Louis atop respective conferences heading down home stretch
December 11, 2001
Brett Favre can put things succinctly. “We’re pretty good,” he said after his Packers beat the Bears 17-7 to take control of the NFC Central. The same can be said for the Rams, who beat the 49ers 27-14 in Sunday’s NFC West glamor game.
AP Women’s Top 25: UConn almost unanimous
December 11, 2001
Connecticut moved closer to becoming a unanimous choice at No. 1 Monday in the AP women’s basketball poll, which looks a lot like the previous one. The poll has the same top seven as last week, with Tulane and Auburn as newcomers.
Top 25 Men’s Roundup: Hawks’ ‘bazookas’ doom Drexel
Saint Joseph’s cruises past crosstown rival, 85-64
December 11, 2001
Saint Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli knows what he has on his bench, and what Drexel coach Bruiser Flint has on his. “He was fighting with sticks and we were fighting with bazookas,” Martelli said after No. 16 Saint Joseph’s overwhelmed Drexel 85-64 Monday night.
AP Men’s Top 25: Duke still on top; KU remains No. 4
December 11, 2001
Duke was a unanimous No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll for the second straight week Monday, while three teams fell from the Top 25. The Blue Devils (8-0), who beat Temple and Michigan last week, received all 72 first-place votes and 1,800 points from the national media panel.
BC next big test for ISU
December 11, 2001
Iowa State’s basketball team isn’t getting any breaks right now. The Cyclones just got hammered at home by a Top 25 team and now they have to go on the road to play another. They’ll be at No. 11 Boston College (7-0) tonight, a game that will be televised by ESPN.
Big 12 Men: Texas hammers Washington State
December 11, 2001
Chris Owens scored 19 points to lead Texas to a 79-52 victory over Washington State on Monday night. Owens was perfect from the field, hitting all eight of his attempts in 23 minutes.
O’Leary bids farewell to Yellow Jackets
December 11, 2001
George O’Leary popped into the room and took his seat as though it was just another day at Georgia Tech. “What’s new?” he asked, managing a slight grin. Of course, this was hardly just another day. O’Leary is a Notre Dame man now (the dark blue sweater was a giveaway), and he was back at Georgia Tech merely to pack up and say good-bye.
Notre Dame aims to be power again
Despite standards, schedule, Irish say they can return to top
December 11, 2001
Myth mixes regularly with reality at Notre Dame, sometimes making it hard to tell the two apart. Irish fans don’t worry whether coach Knute Rockne’s famous pregame speech of “Win one for the Gipper” is based on fact, or whether the Four Horsemen were immortalized more for Grantland Rice’s prose than their athletic ability.
Royals owner says stadium needs upgrade
December 11, 2001
Kansas City Royals owner David Glass says his team urgently needs a stadium upgrade to provide the increased revenue major league baseball expects of smaller-market franchises. But Glass says there won’t be any threat to move the team or put it up for sale if he doesn’t get his way.
LHS girls fall, 65-35
December 11, 2001
Shawnee Mission Miege, No. 1 in Class 5A, rolled to a 65-35 victory over Lawrence High in girls basketball on Monday, snapping the Lions’ two-game winning streak. “They move the ball as well as any team I’ve seen,” LHS coach Kristin Mallory said. “They’re very well coached. (Terry English) definitely had them ready to play.”
Ankle continues to bother Langford
Jayhawk freshman receiving daily treatment for bone chip injury
December 11, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas freshman guard Keith Langford has been slowed by a bone chip in his left ankle the past couple of weeks. In fact, the 6-foot-4 Fort Worth, Texas, native said he was about “75 percent” during Saturday’s 19-minute, two-point outing against UMKC.
ESPN expands to Europe
December 11, 2001
ESPN is expanding to Europe with its first network, which will feature great sports moments from the past. ESPN Classic Sport will be launched early next year in France, reaching at least 2.5 million homes via two satellite TV systems.
Ratings soar for SEC title tilt
December 11, 2001
The Southeastern Conference title game drew its highest TV rating since 1998, and 32 percent higher than last year. CBS Sports’ telecast of LSU’s 31-20 upset of then-No. 2 Tennessee on Saturday night earned a 7.4 overnight rating.
Walker, Koskie honored
December 11, 2001
NL batting champ Larry Walker of the Colorado Rockies and slugger Corey Koskie of the Minnesota Twins will share the James “Tip” O’Neill Award, presented annually by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum.
Husker fans scrambling to make travel plans
December 11, 2001
Nebraska’s struggle to get into the Rose Bowl is finally over. Now begins the dash for game tickets, airline seats and hotels. Some Nebraska fans have secured them, thanks to an early start and a little luck.
Budigs still follow Jayhawks ‘very closely’
Ex-chancellor to attend Wednesday’s game
December 11, 2001
By Chuck Woodling At least one Princeton University professor won’t be pulling for the Tigers on Wednesday night. Gene Budig, chancellor of Kansas University from 1981-94, and his wife, Gretchen, are still Jayhawks through and through.
People
December 11, 2001
Frampton remembers Beatle Guests arrive for Judd wedding ‘Jannie’ Reno performs a wedding Carter wants Middle East peace
Americans open wallets for Afghans
December 11, 2001
Just as Americans opened their wallets for Sept. 11 victims, charity officials say some are now giving to help civilian Afghans who have been uprooted by the war on the Taliban. Precisely how much money is being donated is virtually impossible to say, though it’s likely in the tens of millions.
J.D. Salinger’s daughter puts his letters on the auction block
December 11, 2001
Author J.D. Salinger’s only daughter, who last year published a caustic memoir about her fiercely private parent, is now selling 32 letters and postcards he wrote to her over a 35-year period.
Lord of the Rings’ premieres in London
First of film trilogy draws praise; project is one of the largest in movie history
December 11, 2001
The much-hyped film version of “The Lord of the Rings” was launched Monday at a glitzy world premiere attended by stars Liv Tyler, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen and Elijah Wood the actor charged with bringing J.R.R. Tolkien’s endearing hobbit Frodo Baggins to life.
Bin Laden calculated casualties, tape reveals
December 11, 2001
Osama bin Laden claims he calculated in advance how many casualties “the enemy” would suffer on Sept. 11, according to administration descriptions of a videotape that President Bush said “just reminded me of what a murderer he is.”
Costas fills his plate with NBCHBO
December 11, 2001
TV viewers will be seeing a lot of Bob Costas in the coming months. He’ll anchor much of NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics in February in Salt Lake City. His show “On the Record,” featuring interviews and commentary on the world of sports, returns in March to HBO.
Cathedral dedicated in Dodge City
December 11, 2001
Sunday’s dedication of the new Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe drew more than a dozen Roman Catholic bishops, including Gabriel Montalvo, the Vatican’s ambassador to the United States.
FHSU chief praises dinosaur exhibit
December 11, 2001
Fort Hays State University’s top administrator is traveling the state this week, promoting a coming exhibit on dinosaurs at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History. The exhibit features models from the latest “Jurassic Park” movie. It also has 80 percent of the skeleton for a predator bigger than one known as “Sue.”
Western appeals KCC rate order
December 11, 2001
Western Resources Inc. and a group of its largest companies are appealing state regulators’ decision to cut Western’s annual electric rates $15.6 million. Western hopes to restore some of the $151 million rate increase it sought from the Kansas Corporation Commission.
County approves pay increase
December 11, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Concerns over a tight budget and a slowing economy didn’t stop Douglas County commissioners from giving their employees a 3 percent raise Monday. Commissioners agreed to spend approximately $240,000 to give a 3 percent cost-of-living increase to 367 county employees in 2002.
Women in Black’ stage protest of Afghan war at Statehouse
December 11, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Thousands of miles from Afghanistan, about 20 women, many of them from Lawrence, stood silently Monday for a couple of hours outside the Capitol to protest the war. The women, clad head to toe in black and calling themselves “Women in Black,” carried signs that read, “Peace is Patriotic.”
Districts seek insurance help
Schools cannot provide adequate employee health coverage
December 11, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Officials from small school districts on Monday used words such as “ugly” and “nightmare” to describe problems in getting health insurance for their employees. “We need help,” said Kay Schultz, superintendent of the Wathena district in Doniphan County.
Dorothy L. Abel
December 11, 2001
Investors take profits, await Fed move
December 11, 2001
Wall Street faltered Monday, sending stocks sharply lower as investors locked in their gains from the market’s recent rally and waited to see if the Federal Reserve would lower interest rates again.
Fed likely to cut rates
December 11, 2001
The Federal Reserve, faced with an economy now officially suffering through a recession and shedding jobs at the fastest pace in two decades, is widely expected to cut interest rates today for the 11th time this year.
Can I get floor mats with that?
California Chevy dealer serves up auto sales alongside Italian food
December 11, 2001
Chevy Camaro, chicken parmigiana or both? Car shoppers at William L. Morris Chevrolet can kick at tires while sipping Chianti in the showroom and restaurant, where the lights are dimmed at 5 p.m. daily and piano music tinkles over speakers.
High court turns down appeal on school prayer
December 11, 2001
The Supreme Court backed away from a confrontation over student-led prayers at high school graduations Monday, an action that all sides in the church-state fight say increases pressure for a stronger religious presence at public school ceremonies.
Hattie E. Wells
December 11, 2001
The ‘Dirty Dozen’ meet their match
December 11, 2001
Lion and Lamb’s unfavorite toys and their makers are:
Briefs
December 11, 2001
Springfield, Mo.: State representative now in good condition Hays: Man arrested on train
Football not first
December 11, 2001
6News Video Report: Local Army Reserve may be deployed overseas
December 11, 2001
Members of the 2nd Battalion say they have received notice they may be mobilizing soon.
6News Video Report: Bert Nash budget cuts will hurt many programs
December 11, 2001
Despite cutting down staff and services, Bert Nash remains committed to the Multi-Systemic Therapy program.
Briefs
December 11, 2001
Officials find vehicles stolen in Missouri HUD names regional director Police investigate robbery at Lawrence home
NFL Briefs
December 11, 2001
Bills’ Price fined $30,000 by NFL Culpepper probable this week for Vikings Rams’ Archuleta spends night in hospital Panthers’ Gilbert to undergo surgery Buffalo defense loses another lineman
Sound off
December 11, 2001
Is there a bird-watchers club in Lawrence? The Jayhawk Audubon Society conducts periodic bird-watching and counting projects. It meets the second Thursday of each month at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. Its Web site is /www.skyways.org/orgs/jayhawkaudubon.
6News Video Report: Bert Nash budget cuts will hurt many programs
December 11, 2001
Despite cutting down staff and services, Bert Nash remains committed to the Multi-Systemic Therapy program.
Salvation Army opens its Christmas Toy Shop
December 11, 2001
The Salvation Army’s Toy Shop opens today. Above, Matt Riffel, a Kansas University student from Phillipsburg, helped set up the array of toys at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds on Monday.
Commodities
December 11, 2001
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator Wheat, $2.62; corn, $1.85; milo, $1.85; soybeans, $4.08. Edgerton Elevator Wheat, $2.65; corn, $1.85; milo, $1.85; soybeans, $4.08. Overbrook Elevator Wheat, $2.65; corn, $1.85; milo, $1.85; soybeans, $4.08. Midland Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.87; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.10. Lawrence Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.90; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.13. Pauline Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.90; milo, $1.89; soybeans, $4.13.
Big 12 Men: Texas hammers Washington State
December 11, 2001
Chris Owens scored 19 points to lead Texas to a 79-52 victory over Washington State on Monday night. Owens was perfect from the field, hitting all eight of his attempts in 23 minutes.
Indy continues to struggle as Miami wins, 41-6
December 11, 2001
Jay Fiedler went another game without a turnover, and Miami won again. Peyton Manning added to his rising interception total, and Indianapolis lost again. Fiedler threw three touchdown passes two to rookie Chris Chambers and ran for a TD as the Dolphins took advantage of Manning’s three interceptions to beat the Colts 41-6 Monday night.
s cruises past crosstown rival, 85-64
December 11, 2001
Saint Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli knows what he has on his bench, and what Drexel coach Bruiser Flint has on his. “He was fighting with sticks and we were fighting with bazookas,” Martelli said after No. 16 Saint Joseph’s overwhelmed Drexel 85-64 Monday night.
meet their match
December 11, 2001
Lion and Lamb’s unfavorite toys and their makers are:
High court turns down appeal on school prayer
December 11, 2001
The Supreme Court backed away from a confrontation over student-led prayers at high school graduations Monday, an action that all sides in the church-state fight say increases pressure for a stronger religious presence at public school ceremonies.
California Chevy dealer serves up auto sales alongside Italian food
December 11, 2001
Chevy Camaro, chicken parmigiana or both? Car shoppers at William L. Morris Chevrolet can kick at tires while sipping Chianti in the showroom and restaurant, where the lights are dimmed at 5 p.m. daily and piano music tinkles over speakers.
Investors take profits, await Fed move
December 11, 2001
Wall Street faltered Monday, sending stocks sharply lower as investors locked in their gains from the market’s recent rally and waited to see if the Federal Reserve would lower interest rates again.
Donated sawmill assists LHS students with projects
December 11, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Matt Downing imagined the clocks, tables and chests that could be made from hardwood logs sliced into boards Monday at Lawrence High School. “I can’t wait until it’s done and ready to use,” said Downing, an LHS senior.
Royals owner says stadium needs upgrade
December 11, 2001
Kansas City Royals owner David Glass says his team urgently needs a stadium upgrade to provide the increased revenue major league baseball expects of smaller-market franchises. But Glass says there won’t be any threat to move the team or put it up for sale if he doesn’t get his way.
Despite standards, schedule, Irish say they can return to top
December 11, 2001
Myth mixes regularly with reality at Notre Dame, sometimes making it hard to tell the two apart. Irish fans don’t worry whether coach Knute Rockne’s famous pregame speech of “Win one for the Gipper” is based on fact, or whether the Four Horsemen were immortalized more for Grantland Rice’s prose than their athletic ability.
s Top 25: UConn almost unanimous
December 11, 2001
Connecticut moved closer to becoming a unanimous choice at No. 1 Monday in the AP women’s basketball poll, which looks a lot like the previous one. The poll has the same top seven as last week, with Tulane and Auburn as newcomers.
Western appeals KCC rate order
December 11, 2001
Western Resources Inc. and a group of its largest companies are appealing state regulators’ decision to cut Western’s annual electric rates $15.6 million. Western hopes to restore some of the $151 million rate increase it sought from the Kansas Corporation Commission.
FHSU chief praises dinosaur exhibit
December 11, 2001
Fort Hays State University’s top administrator is traveling the state this week, promoting a coming exhibit on dinosaurs at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History. The exhibit features models from the latest “Jurassic Park” movie. It also has 80 percent of the skeleton for a predator bigger than one known as “Sue.”
Cards sign Isringhausen
December 11, 2001
There was little action on the second day of baseball’s winter meetings, with the St. Louis Cardinals getting Jason Isringhausen in the only signing, and the Chicago Cubs acquiring Alex Gonzalez from Toronto in the only trade.
Jayhawk freshman receiving daily treatment for bone chip injury
December 11, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas freshman guard Keith Langford has been slowed by a bone chip in his left ankle the past couple of weeks. In fact, the 6-foot-4 Fort Worth, Texas, native said he was about “75 percent” during Saturday’s 19-minute, two-point outing against UMKC.
Driving issue
December 11, 2001
To the editor: On Dec. 6, a group of students gave a great and very emotional presentation at the Kansas Union. Their presentation was on drunk driving and solutions to the problem for the city of Lawrence. I find it very disturbing that, although city leaders were invited and press was given to it, no one from the city made themselves visible. I realize our city commission and government have more important things like zoning issues and deciding who gets to build businesses and homes to make more money, but this is a meeting they should’ve attended.
s Top 25: Duke still on top
December 11, 2001
Duke was a unanimous No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll for the second straight week Monday, while three teams fell from the Top 25. The Blue Devils (8-0), who beat Temple and Michigan last week, received all 72 first-place votes and 1,800 points from the national media panel.
Football not first
December 11, 2001
To the editor: Let me see if I understand the logic: KU is planning on spending millions of dollars to develop a winning football program with the hope that this victorious team will prompt former alumni and corporate sponsors to donate even more money to the university.
Woods finishes No. 1
December 11, 2001
Tiger Woods ended the year at No. 1 in the world ranking for the fourth consecutive season, while John Daly improved 456 spots to No. 51 one place short of earning an invitation to the Masters.
stage protest of Afghan war at Statehouse
December 11, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Thousands of miles from Afghanistan, about 20 women, many of them from Lawrence, stood silently Monday for a couple of hours outside the Capitol to protest the war. The women, clad head to toe in black and calling themselves “Women in Black,” carried signs that read, “Peace is Patriotic.”
Williams not reluctant to play Princeton
December 11, 2001
By Gary Bedore College basketball coaches hold their collective breath each March when the NCAA Tournament pairings are announced. Nobody, but nobody, wants to be matched against giant-killer Princeton of the Ivy League.
s game
December 11, 2001
By Chuck Woodling At least one Princeton University professor won’t be pulling for the Tigers on Wednesday night. Gene Budig, chancellor of Kansas University from 1981-94, and his wife, Gretchen, are still Jayhawks through and through.
Costas fills his plate with NBCHBO
December 11, 2001
TV viewers will be seeing a lot of Bob Costas in the coming months. He’ll anchor much of NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics in February in Salt Lake City. His show “On the Record,” featuring interviews and commentary on the world of sports, returns in March to HBO.
LHS girls fall, 65-35
December 11, 2001
Shawnee Mission Miege, No. 1 in Class 5A, rolled to a 65-35 victory over Lawrence High in girls basketball on Monday, snapping the Lions’ two-game winning streak. “They move the ball as well as any team I’ve seen,” LHS coach Kristin Mallory said. “They’re very well coached. (Terry English) definitely had them ready to play.”
Gibbs
December 11, 2001
Horton Services for Helen “Louise” Gibbs, 72, of Horton, will be at 10:30 Wednesday at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Horton. Burial will be at the Horton Cemetery. Mrs. Gibbs died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at her son’s home near Overbrook.
Marjorie Bristow Reece
December 11, 2001
Branson, Mo. Services for Marjorie Bristow Reece, 93, were Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at the Whelchel Funeral Chapel, Branson. Mrs. Reece died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at her home.
U.N., Annan collect 2001 Nobel Peace Prize
December 11, 2001
Saying the world “entered the third millennium through a gate of fire” ignited on Sept. 11, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan accepted the centennial Nobel Peace Prize on Monday with a call for humanity to fight poverty, ignorance and disease.
Cathedral dedicated in Dodge City
December 11, 2001
Sunday’s dedication of the new Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe drew more than a dozen Roman Catholic bishops, including Gabriel Montalvo, the Vatican’s ambassador to the United States.
Ratings soar for SEC title tilt
December 11, 2001
The Southeastern Conference title game drew its highest TV rating since 1998, and 32 percent higher than last year. CBS Sports’ telecast of LSU’s 31-20 upset of then-No. 2 Tennessee on Saturday night earned a 7.4 overnight rating.
Thelma Elizabeth Reed
December 11, 2001
Tonganoxie Services for Thelma Elizabeth Reed, 92, Tulsa, Okla., and formerly of Linwood, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Quisenberry Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mt. Sidney Cemetery, Linwood. Mrs. Reed died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at her home.
Subsidies and survival
December 11, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Kansas farmers aren’t getting rich from government subsidies. The listing in Sunday’s Journal-World of the top farm-subsidy recipients in Douglas County probably got a lot of people’s attention.
Briefs
December 11, 2001
Officials find vehicles stolen in Missouri HUD names regional director Police investigate robbery at Lawrence home
Hattie E. Wells
December 11, 2001
Services for Hattie E. Wells, 88, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Wells died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at her home.
People
December 11, 2001
Frampton remembers Beatle Guests arrive for Judd wedding ‘Jannie’ Reno performs a wedding Carter wants Middle East peace