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Kansas takes Princeton to school: Jayhawks 78, Tigers 62
December 12, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 9:07 p.m.) Former Kansas coach Larry Brown made the trip across the river from Philadelphia to watch the Jayhawks bring Big 12 basketball to the Ivy League. Despite letting the Tigers end the first half on a 17-4 run, Kansas led from beginning to end, never letting Princeton control the pace of the game.
Israel strikes Palestinian buildings in Gaza City, Nablus
December 12, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 2:52 p.m.) Israel launched a swift military retaliation against the Palestinian territories Wednesday, hours after Palestinian militants killed 10 Israelis in a double attack on Jewish settlers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Eight killed in Palestinian attack on Israeli bus
December 12, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 12:41 p.m.) Palestinians fired on an Israeli bus in the West Bank and suicide bombers set off their explosives in the Gaza Strip in double attacks Wednesday near Jewish settlements that killed eight people and wounded at least 25.
B-1 bomber crashes into Indian Ocean
Rescue mission underway
December 12, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 3:10 p.m.) An Air Force B-1B bomber involved in the war in Afghanistan went down in the Indian Ocean Wednesday and all four crew members were rescued, Pentagon officials said.
Ashcroft: Death penalty-extradition issue to be handled case-by-case
December 12, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 8:32 a.m.) The United States will deal with European objections to the death penalty on a case-by-case basis as it seeks extradition of suspects linked to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Wednesday.
New deadline set for al-Qaida to surrender
December 12, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 4:44 p.m.)Setting a new deadline for surrender, Afghan tribal commanders demanded Wednesday that trapped fighters of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida group turn over their leaders.
Education bill revives domestic agenda
December 12, 2001
In a major domestic victory for President Bush, a House-Senate conference on Tuesday approved a broad-based reorganization and consolidation of all elementary and secondary education programs designed to help America’s poorest children.
s 6-3 triumph
December 12, 2001
Bryan McCabe enjoyed a career night. McCabe had two goals and two assists for a career-best four points as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Phoenix Coyotes, 6-3, Tuesday night.
Connoisseurs share vintage guidance
December 12, 2001
There are some weighty (literally) entries among the new wine books, with high levels of connoisseurship evident. But even hesitant beginners can profit from their information-laden pages. As everyone knows, wine is best savored in measured sips so, too, the books.
s son eager to try city prep sports
December 12, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus When Mark Mangino makes the move to Lawrence as Kansas University’s head football coach, he will have a budding athlete in tow. Mangino’s son, Tommy Mangino, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound junior, played varsity football and baseball at Norman (Okla.) North High.
KU on road tonight
December 12, 2001
By Gary Bedore Live by the three-point shot. Die by the three-point shot. A bit simplistic and perhaps too tacky for the finest academic institution in the land, that motto nonetheless describes Princeton basketball.
Tonganoxie posts first victory, 60-38
December 12, 2001
Santa Fe Trail’s girls ran their record to 4-0 with a 58-49 victory over Kansas City Piper, the team’s second straight victory.
China braces for WTO changes
December 12, 2001
From her post behind a McDonald’s cash register, Ms. Yang hears official talk of opportunity and economic reform spurred by the World Trade Organization. But what she looked forward to on China’s first day of WTO membership was simpler: new clothes.
s expansion
December 12, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners approved on Tuesday the site plan for expansion of the St. Lawrence Catholic Center, overriding neighborhood objections to the plan. The center, which primarily serves Kansas University students, is nestled against KU at 1631 Crescent Road.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
December 12, 2001
Lawrence briefs
December 12, 2001
Service interrupted after water main bursts Authorities investigate potential child abuse Benefit dance to collect items for charitable organizations Jewish students gather to celebrate Hanukkah KU journalism students receive Hearst awards
Protecting green space
December 12, 2001
To the editor: Can we possibly expect voters to support land for more green space (and industrial development) when our county doesn’t take care of the gem of a park we have at Wells Overlook DONATED to the county and now in a state of advanced deterioration?
Patricia Laura Watrak
December 12, 2001
O’Connell services
December 12, 2001
First indictment in attacks issued
December 12, 2001
In the first criminal indictment stemming from Sept. 11, federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged a Frenchman who was jailed a month before the attacks with conspiring with Osama bin Laden to murder thousands in the suicide hijackings.
Cleveland sends 12-time All-Star Alomar to Mets
December 12, 2001
A big, old-fashioned blockbuster brought baseball’s winter meetings to life Tuesday, with the New York Mets acquiring second baseman Roberto Alomar from Cleveland in an eight-player trade.
Jayhawks’ staff beginning to take shape
Former KU player Henderson believed to be latest addition
December 12, 2001
By Robert Sinclair While no official announcements have been made yet, it seems Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino’s staff is taking shape. Sources told the Journal-World on Tuesday that Mangino, who was hired on Dec. 3 to replace Terry Allen, already could have as many as four assistant coaches in place.
Mangino’s son eager to try city prep sports
December 12, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus When Mark Mangino makes the move to Lawrence as Kansas University’s head football coach, he will have a budding athlete in tow. Mangino’s son, Tommy Mangino, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound junior, played varsity football and baseball at Norman (Okla.) North High.
First indictment in attacks issued
December 12, 2001
In the first criminal indictment stemming from Sept. 11, federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged a Frenchman who was jailed a month before the attacks with conspiring with Osama bin Laden to murder thousands in the suicide hijackings.
Chancy choices
December 12, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Some funding decisions being made by the state probably won’t pay off in the long run. Everyone who receives funding from the state of Kansas is pretty well resigned to the fact that there will be little, if any, new money coming their way next year.
Bush to pull U.S. from arms treaty with Russia
December 12, 2001
President Bush, eager to deploy a missile shield long sought by Republicans, soon will give Russia notice that the United States is withdrawing from a landmark 1972 arms-control treaty, U.S. government officials said Tuesday. The pact bans missile defense systems.
U.S. must show leadership on trade issues
December 12, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The 215-214 vote by which the House of Representatives last week passed the bill restoring to President Bush broad authority to negotiate international trade agreements was as significant as it was dramatic.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
December 12, 2001
IN 1976 James K. Hitt, associate director of the Office of Institutional Research and Planning at Kansas University, said he planned to retire in January after 32 years of service with the university, 24 of them as registrar. He had first come to KU as a student in 1930.
Friedgen agrees to 10-year deal
December 12, 2001
Ralph Friedgen, who took Maryland to the Atlantic Coast Conference title and a berth in the Orange Bowl in his first season as a head coach, agreed to terms Tuesday on a 10-year contract.
Friends and neighbors
December 12, 2001
Julia Randolph, 2, peeks through a sculpture while she accompanies her mother to pick up her sister, Olivia, from preschool at Lawrence Arts Center in November. Julia is the daughter of Mike and Sarah Randolph, Lawrence. The photograph was submitted by Julia’s aunt, Rachel Church. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For more Friends and Neighbors, go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
Study on osteoporosis finds ailment ‘grossly underdiagnosed’
December 12, 2001
Almost 20 million American women, or nearly half of those past menopause, have thinning bones and don’t know it, one of the largest osteoporosis studies to date suggests. The study was funded by Merck & Co., which makes an osteoporosis drug.
Start apologizing
December 12, 2001
Local briefs
December 12, 2001
World Co. invites community to join in caroling, concert The spirit of giving and beautiful music are important traditions of the holiday season. The Journal-World, World Online and 6News invites Lawrence residents to celebrate the holiday by enjoying both of those traditions on Sunday. Local musical groups will gather on the steps on the south side of The News Center, 645 N.H., from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday to lead a community caroling session. To benefit our neighbors, we also will be collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations to support the local Emergency Services Council. At 3:30, carolers can walk around the corner to Liberty Hall to enjoy a free holiday concert by the Lawrence City Band. _________________________________ Nature: KU professor to talk about Kaw at meeting A Kansas University professor on Thursday will present information about the history of the Kansas River. Wakefield Dort Jr., a KU professor emeritus of geology, will present “The Kansas River Origin, History and Associated Controversies” at the Jayhawk Audubon Society’s monthly meeting. Dort will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Senior Center, Eighth and Vermont streets. The meeting is free and open to the public. _________________________________ Finals: Students relieve stress with Twinkie activities Twinkies will take over the Kansas Union today. Hostess is having its “Twinkies Ultimate Study Break” for Kansas University students finishing the fall semester. The company will offer free Twinkies from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Kansas Union. It also will offer three games: Twinkies Stress Smash, where students drop their least favorite or heaviest textbook onto a pyramid of Twinkies, trying to smash them the farthest to win prizes. Twinkie Twister, a version of Twister where the game board is covered with pictures of the cream-filled sponge cakes. Twinkie Toys, where students can build structures out of Twinkies for prizes. _________________________________ Leisure time: Recreation classes begin winter, spring enrollment Enrollment for Lawrence Parks and Recreation winter and spring classes and leagues began Monday. A detailed list of the activities is available in the Winter/Spring Leisure Activities Brochure, which is available at all recreation centers and many public buildings and schools. The brochure lists youth and adult classes, leagues and special events that will be held from January through May of next year. Winter classes begin the week of Jan. 14. The information will be available online starting today. The Web site also has an enrollment form which can be printed and then faxed or mailed. _________________________________ Aid: Federal grant to benefit mentally ill homeless The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Tuesday two grants to Lawrence’s Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center to assist the mentally ill homeless. Bert Nash’s Bridges to Independence will be funded by $102,228 of the grant. The program provides transitional housing for eight people, offering everything from meal planning to household management assistance. The rest of the grant, $31,794, will fund the Ohio Street program, which provides a supportive residence for adults otherwise unable to maintain their own home. David Johnson, Bert Nash executive director, praised the program grants. “Housing and a roof over one’s head is the single best cost-effective way of dealing with these illnesses,” he said.
Local briefs
December 12, 2001
World Co. invites community to join in caroling, concert The spirit of giving and beautiful music are important traditions of the holiday season. The Journal-World, World Online and 6News invites Lawrence residents to celebrate the holiday by enjoying both of those traditions on Sunday. Local musical groups will gather on the steps on the south side of The News Center, 645 N.H., from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday to lead a community caroling session. To benefit our neighbors, we also will be collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations to support the local Emergency Services Council. At 3:30, carolers can walk around the corner to Liberty Hall to enjoy a free holiday concert by the Lawrence City Band. _________________________________ Nature: KU professor to talk about Kaw at meeting A Kansas University professor on Thursday will present information about the history of the Kansas River. Wakefield Dort Jr., a KU professor emeritus of geology, will present “The Kansas River Origin, History and Associated Controversies” at the Jayhawk Audubon Society’s monthly meeting. Dort will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Senior Center, Eighth and Vermont streets. The meeting is free and open to the public. _________________________________ Finals: Students relieve stress with Twinkie activities Twinkies will take over the Kansas Union today. Hostess is having its “Twinkies Ultimate Study Break” for Kansas University students finishing the fall semester. The company will offer free Twinkies from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Kansas Union. It also will offer three games: Twinkies Stress Smash, where students drop their least favorite or heaviest textbook onto a pyramid of Twinkies, trying to smash them the farthest to win prizes. Twinkie Twister, a version of Twister where the game board is covered with pictures of the cream-filled sponge cakes. Twinkie Toys, where students can build structures out of Twinkies for prizes. _________________________________ Leisure time: Recreation classes begin winter, spring enrollment Enrollment for Lawrence Parks and Recreation winter and spring classes and leagues began Monday. A detailed list of the activities is available in the Winter/Spring Leisure Activities Brochure, which is available at all recreation centers and many public buildings and schools. The brochure lists youth and adult classes, leagues and special events that will be held from January through May of next year. Winter classes begin the week of Jan. 14. The information will be available online starting today. The Web site also has an enrollment form which can be printed and then faxed or mailed. _________________________________ Aid: Federal grant to benefit mentally ill homeless The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Tuesday two grants to Lawrence’s Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center to assist the mentally ill homeless. Bert Nash’s Bridges to Independence will be funded by $102,228 of the grant. The program provides transitional housing for eight people, offering everything from meal planning to household management assistance. The rest of the grant, $31,794, will fund the Ohio Street program, which provides a supportive residence for adults otherwise unable to maintain their own home. David Johnson, Bert Nash executive director, praised the program grants. “Housing and a roof over one’s head is the single best cost-effective way of dealing with these illnesses,” he said.
World Briefs
December 12, 2001
Israel: Helicopter attack kills three Palestinians Gabon: Ebola team arrives Netherlands: Trial set for Milosevic Switzerland: Six found guilty in canyoning deaths
National Briefs
December 12, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Explorer improves in latest crash tests Los Angeles: Condit wants voters to decide his future Arizona: Drug tunnel leading to Mexico discovered Florida: Boys charged as adults in father’s death
Eight killed in Palestinian attack on Israeli bus
December 12, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 12:41 p.m.) Palestinians fired on an Israeli bus in the West Bank and suicide bombers set off their explosives in the Gaza Strip in double attacks Wednesday near Jewish settlements that killed eight people and wounded at least 25.
New deadline set for al-Qaida to surrender
December 12, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 4:44 p.m.)Setting a new deadline for surrender, Afghan tribal commanders demanded Wednesday that trapped fighters of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida group turn over their leaders.
Taliban seemed lesser of evils
December 12, 2001
By Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Inquirer Islamic extremists worldwide have suffered a body blow with the demise of Mullah Omar’s Taliban. Omar linked his country’s fate to Osama bin Laden, who called for Islamic holy war against the whole world and praised martyrdom for the cause.
Prisons see drop in executions
December 12, 2001
Death row executions dropped to 85 last year, 13 fewer than in 1999, the Justice Department reported Tuesday. The decline signals that wrongful murder convictions and a lower homicide rate are driving down the use of the ultimate punishment.
China braces for WTO changes
December 12, 2001
From her post behind a McDonald’s cash register, Ms. Yang hears official talk of opportunity and economic reform spurred by the World Trade Organization. But what she looked forward to on China’s first day of WTO membership was simpler: new clothes.
GOP, Democrats find compromise on stimulus plan
December 12, 2001
Democrats and Republicans in Congress appear to have found common ground on all but one make-or-break component of the economic stimulus bill they are struggling to craft what to do about cuts in tax rates for individual taxpayers.
KC covets Knoblauch
December 12, 2001
Both Kansas City and the Chicago Cubs expressed an interest in former Yankees second baseman and outfielder Chuck Knoblauch, a free agent. “I think we’re leading,” Royals manager Tony Muser said. “I think we’re close.”
Rebuilding project in works
Campo developing young team in Dallas
December 12, 2001
Let’s begin by taking absolutely nothing for granted, not even that final game of the season in Detroit. No team has gone longer without beating a team outside its own division than the Cowboys, not even the 0-12 Lions.
Trial begins for 2nd defendant in elderly woman’s murder
December 12, 2001
By Mike Belt During the early morning hours of Nov. 1, 2000, Vivian Johnson pleaded for her life as an intruder repeatedly hit her with a broken shovel. “We’re old, we’re old,” the 85-year-old woman called out, a Franklin County jury was told Tuesday by Kansas Assistant Atty. Gen. John Bork.
Wining and dining
Proper pairings can make a meal memorable
December 12, 2001
By Jim Baker When it comes to wine, Dan Blomgren is no snob. That helps explain his cardinal rule of wine consumption, which is: Drink what you like. If your favorite wine is a sweet, fruity German Riesling, that’s what you should quaff. Don’t let the “I only drink Merlot” crowd cow you into submission.
Holiday guests shouldn’t have a beef with hearty, flavorful dish
December 12, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger Now that winter is here in earnest our tastes have shifted toward hearty, heavier meals with that stick-to-the-ribs quality. The following recipe for Beef Bourguignon satisfies that need.
SFT dumps KC Piper to remain unbeaten
Tonganoxie posts first victory, 60-38
December 12, 2001
Santa Fe Trail’s girls ran their record to 4-0 with a 58-49 victory over Kansas City Piper, the team’s second straight victory.
Protecting green space
December 12, 2001
Connell services
December 12, 2001
Graveside services for Elsie Marie O’Connell, 101, Dyersville, Iowa, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. O’Connell died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at Oakcrest Manor, Dyersville, Iowa.
Births
December 12, 2001
Lawrence Memorial Hospital reported no births for Tuesday.
Cleveland sends 12-time All-Star Alomar to Mets
December 12, 2001
A big, old-fashioned blockbuster brought baseball’s winter meetings to life Tuesday, with the New York Mets acquiring second baseman Roberto Alomar from Cleveland in an eight-player trade.
Christians must refocus efforts
December 12, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services The resignation of religious broadcaster Pat Robertson as president and board member of the Christian Coalition pulls the plug on a comatose religious-political body that effectively died more than a decade ago.
6News video report: Airport renovations paying off for local economy
December 12, 2001
Josh Garber reports on the two phase airport renovation project that is bringing money into Lawrence.
Education bill revives domestic agenda
December 12, 2001
In a major domestic victory for President Bush, a House-Senate conference on Tuesday approved a broad-based reorganization and consolidation of all elementary and secondary education programs designed to help America’s poorest children.
Odell V. Wiley
December 12, 2001
Services for Odell V. Wiley, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. She died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
Former KU player Henderson believed to be latest addition
December 12, 2001
By Robert Sinclair While no official announcements have been made yet, it seems Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino’s staff is taking shape. Sources told the Journal-World on Tuesday that Mangino, who was hired on Dec. 3 to replace Terry Allen, already could have as many as four assistant coaches in place.
On the street
December 12, 2001
Should President Bush release the Osama bin Laden tapes? Susannah Moran, KU student, Lawrence
Ashcroft: Death penalty-extradition issue to be handled case-by-case
December 12, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 8:32 a.m.) The United States will deal with European objections to the death penalty on a case-by-case basis as it seeks extradition of suspects linked to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Wednesday.
Ralph E. Schaake
December 12, 2001
Memorial services for Ralph E. Schaake, 81, Lawrence, will be at 6 p.m. Thursday followed by family visitation until 7 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private family burial services will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery, Leavenworth. Mr. Schaake died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Try these latest hits at your holiday gatherings
December 12, 2001
Dan Blomgren of Cork & Barrel Wine and Spirits offers suggestions for pairing some of his current favorites with different dishes.
s not worried about cheap shots against Kennison
December 12, 2001
Kansas City Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil insists he is not worried about any “cheap shots” being thrown at Eddie Kennison this week. “I think (Denver coach) Mike Shanahan runs too classy an organization to get into that stuff,” Vermeil said Tuesday. “I’d never believe that’s a reflection of Mike Shanahan.”
Crouch, Grossman All-Americans
December 12, 2001
Quarterbacks Eric Crouch and Rex Grossman added a new twist to the AP All-America team the Heisman Trophy winner and runner-up are both on it. Crouch, Nebraska’s option whiz, was selected as the all-purpose player, while Grossman, Florida’s sensational passer, won the quarterback spot on the team announced Tuesday.
Rough landing ruins turbo jet
December 12, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Federal investigators were at Lawrence Municipal Airport on Tuesday to determine the cause of a rough landing that resulted in no injuries but ruined one jet aircraft Sunday.
GOP, Democrats find compromise on stimulus plan
December 12, 2001
Democrats and Republicans in Congress appear to have found common ground on all but one make-or-break component of the economic stimulus bill they are struggling to craft what to do about cuts in tax rates for individual taxpayers.
Prisons see drop in executions
December 12, 2001
Death row executions dropped to 85 last year, 13 fewer than in 1999, the Justice Department reported Tuesday. The decline signals that wrongful murder convictions and a lower homicide rate are driving down the use of the ultimate punishment.
Campo developing young team in Dallas
December 12, 2001
Let’s begin by taking absolutely nothing for granted, not even that final game of the season in Detroit. No team has gone longer without beating a team outside its own division than the Cowboys, not even the 0-12 Lions.
6Sports video report: Wellsville takes Eudora girls 47-37
December 12, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Eudora High Lady Cards game against the Wellsville Lady Eagles.
divides nursing homes
December 12, 2001
By Dave Ranney Opponents call it the “grandmother tax” because, they say, frail, elderly women are the ones who would pay it. But others in the Kansas nursing home business say the proposed $2-per-day tax on nursing home beds is a must if nursing home care is to be improved.
World Briefs
December 12, 2001
Israel: Helicopter attack kills three Palestinians Gabon: Ebola team arrives Netherlands: Trial set for Milosevic Switzerland: Six found guilty in canyoning deaths
Vatican loans Christmas art
Knights of Columbus Museum plays host to unique exhibit
December 12, 2001
A new show at the Knights of Columbus Museum features variations on the familiar nativity scene a baby Jesus surrounded by farm animals and angels in a straw-filled manger captured over centuries.
People
December 12, 2001
Busey busted for abuse Lawsuit not a good thing Legal review is Soul-affirming Tupac documentary planned
County commission
Industrial zoning
December 12, 2001
Agenda highlights 6:30 p.m. today 1100 Mass.
NHL Roundup: Leafs’ McCabe has night to remember
Defenseman totals two goals, two assists in Toronto’s 6-3 triumph
December 12, 2001
Bryan McCabe enjoyed a career night. McCabe had two goals and two assists for a career-best four points as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Phoenix Coyotes, 6-3, Tuesday night.
Lawrence briefs
December 12, 2001
Service interrupted after water main bursts Authorities investigate potential child abuse Benefit dance to collect items for charitable organizations Jewish students gather to celebrate Hanukkah KU journalism students receive Hearst awards
Wichita unveils ‘Fair Fares’ program
Plan is intended to lower cost of flights out of Mid-Continent Airport
December 12, 2001
Community leaders determined to lower air fares at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport unveiled Tuesday a $15 million pledge drive they hope will lure three discount air carriers to the city.
KU law graduate wins approval as federal judge
Senate vote confirms selection
December 12, 2001
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of Julie A. Robinson to be U.S. district judge in Kansas. A former prosecutor who exposed police corruption in Kansas City, Kan., Robinson is being elevated from her current post as a federal bankruptcy judge in Topeka.
Chancy choices
December 12, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Some funding decisions being made by the state probably won’t pay off in the long run. Everyone who receives funding from the state of Kansas is pretty well resigned to the fact that there will be little, if any, new money coming their way next year.
U.S. must show leadership on trade issues
December 12, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The 215-214 vote by which the House of Representatives last week passed the bill restoring to President Bush broad authority to negotiate international trade agreements was as significant as it was dramatic.
Taliban seemed lesser of evils
December 12, 2001
By Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Inquirer Islamic extremists worldwide have suffered a body blow with the demise of Mullah Omar’s Taliban. Omar linked his country’s fate to Osama bin Laden, who called for Islamic holy war against the whole world and praised martyrdom for the cause.
Christians must refocus efforts
December 12, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services The resignation of religious broadcaster Pat Robertson as president and board member of the Christian Coalition pulls the plug on a comatose religious-political body that effectively died more than a decade ago.
Vermeil scoffs at Broncos’ comments
Chiefs coach says he’s not worried about cheap shots against Kennison
December 12, 2001
Kansas City Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil insists he is not worried about any “cheap shots” being thrown at Eddie Kennison this week. “I think (Denver coach) Mike Shanahan runs too classy an organization to get into that stuff,” Vermeil said Tuesday. “I’d never believe that’s a reflection of Mike Shanahan.”
Players, owners apart on contraction delay
December 12, 2001
Players and owners failed Tuesday to finalize an agreement that would delay eliminating teams until at least 2003, and the meetings were scheduled to resume after an overnight break.
Official honored for service
Public Works director celebrates retirement after 44 years
December 12, 2001
By Joel Mathis Government, business and community leaders from across five decades and at least three states on Tuesday celebrated the retirement of longtime Lawrence Public Works Director George Williams.
Police officers issued suspensions, reprimands
December 12, 2001
By Joy Ludwig The Baldwin police chief and three police officers are being suspended, the result of a departmental investigation that began this summer. In addition to the four suspensions, two verbal reprimands were given late Friday afternoon to other officers, said Baldwin City Administrator Larry Paine.
Appetizers won’t spoil the fun
December 12, 2001
The toothsome morsels you make or sample over the festive season are often disaster for low-fat diets. Bear in mind, however, that it’s easy to cook up good cheer and good taste without paying a high-fat price.
Connoisseurs share vintage guidance
December 12, 2001
There are some weighty (literally) entries among the new wine books, with high levels of connoisseurship evident. But even hesitant beginners can profit from their information-laden pages. As everyone knows, wine is best savored in measured sips so, too, the books.
Three-pointers Princeton’s trademark
KU on road tonight
December 12, 2001
By Gary Bedore Live by the three-point shot. Die by the three-point shot. A bit simplistic and perhaps too tacky for the finest academic institution in the land, that motto nonetheless describes Princeton basketball.
Rough landing ruins turbo jet
December 12, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Federal investigators were at Lawrence Municipal Airport on Tuesday to determine the cause of a rough landing that resulted in no injuries but ruined one jet aircraft Sunday.
No. 11 Boston College clips ISU
Eagles’ Bell scores career-high 42 points in 86-81 victory
December 12, 2001
Troy Bell said he isn’t 100 percent yet after having knee surgery in the preseason. The rest of the Big East better look out. The junior guard, last season’s co-player of the year in the conference, scored a career-high 42 points Tuesday night and No. 11 Boston College remained unbeaten with an 86-81 victory over Iowa State.
Top 25 Women’s Roundup: Wisconsin wins seventh straight
December 12, 2001
Jessie Stomski had 27 points and 11 rebounds and No. 15 Wisconsin beat Wisconsin-Milwaukee 80-61 Tuesday night, the Badgers’ seventh straight victory. Stomski was 11-of-16 from the field in her 30th career double-double.
Wright’s late bucket lifts Wellsville past EHS
December 12, 2001
By Doug Pacey Sometimes, no matter how well a defense plays, an offense will score on it. It could be a fluke basket or a jaw-dropper from some hot-shot player and when those points come they will mar what was a stellar defensive effort.
NBA Roundup: Celtics clip Knicks
Boston needs OT for 102-93 win over New York
December 12, 2001
There doesn’t appear to be a big difference between scoring 49 points and scoring 50. For Latrell Sprewell and the New York Knicks, it was the difference between a win and a loss.
Knights of Columbus Museum plays host to unique exhibit
December 12, 2001
A new show at the Knights of Columbus Museum features variations on the familiar nativity scene a baby Jesus surrounded by farm animals and angels in a straw-filled manger captured over centuries.
Ceremonies in U.S., around world, in outer space mark three-month anniversary
December 12, 2001
At the White House and in outer space, on a factory picket line, at statehouses and far-flung embassies, Americans and their allies paused Tuesday to commemorate the instant three months earlier when the first hijacked jetliner struck the World Trade Center.
s Lund signs
December 12, 2001
Wellsville Wellsville High senior volleyball player Amber Lund signed Tuesday a letter of intent with Allen County CC.
An appetizing episode
December 12, 2001
“Jayni’s Kitchen” will be filled this week with treats perfect for the festive season. Host Jayni Carey will prepare several appetizers ideal for holiday get-togethers, including the recipes below.
6Sports video report: Eagles squeak out win over Eudora boys
December 12, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Tuesday’s game between the EHS Cardinals and Wellsville Eagles boys.
Commodities
December 12, 2001
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator Wheat, $2.62; corn, $1.85; milo, $1.85; soybeans, $4.03. Edgerton Elevator Wheat, $2.65; corn, $1.85; milo, $1.85; soybeans, $4.03. Overbrook Elevator Wheat, $2.65; corn, $1.85; milo, $1.85; soybeans, $4.03. Midland Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.87; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.05. Lawrence Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.90; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.08. Pauline Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.90; milo, $1.89; soybeans, $4.08.
s murder
December 12, 2001
By Mike Belt During the early morning hours of Nov. 1, 2000, Vivian Johnson pleaded for her life as an intruder repeatedly hit her with a broken shovel. “We’re old, we’re old,” the 85-year-old woman called out, a Franklin County jury was told Tuesday by Kansas Assistant Atty. Gen. John Bork.
Chancellor explains tuition plans
December 12, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The idea to increase tuition at Kansas University was a relatively recent one designed, in part, to avoid a potential hiring freeze, Chancellor Robert Hemenway said Tuesday. Hemenway told members of the KU Senate Executive Committee (SenEx) he was opposed to a tuition hike until the recent downturn in the economy.
AARP: Seniors unaware of long-term care expense
December 12, 2001
A national study finds that few people realize the real costs of long-term care and what their options are for paying the bill. This lack of familiarity with the costs makes planning for post-retirement years difficult, say advocates for seniors.
plight may get governor ejected
December 12, 2001
For three years, Jesse Ventura seemed like the Teflon governor things that might have ruined a more traditional politician simply wouldn’t stick to him. Now, with a year left in office, the Independence Party maverick is showing signs of vulnerability.
Chapter on bioterrorism draws interest from a worried nation
December 12, 2001
By Terry Rombeck When John “Jack” Brown finished his book about germs, he had no idea how relevant a chapter tucked in the back of the book would become. The chapter was about bioterrorism, a concept that seemed less important at the time than other chapters on food preparation and the importance of hand-washing.
People
December 12, 2001
Busey busted for abuse Lawsuit not a good thing Legal review is Soul-affirming Tupac documentary planned
National Briefs
December 12, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Explorer improves in latest crash tests Los Angeles: Condit wants voters to decide his future Arizona: Drug tunnel leading to Mexico discovered Florida: Boys charged as adults in father’s death
Horoscopes
December 12, 2001
For Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001. Those with birthdays today: Many of the givens in your life could go up in smoke this year. These events occur to help you have less rigid pictures of what “should be.” The more open you become, the better your year will be. Learn to listen more and develop the art of becoming a silent supporter. If single, at first be a little cynical of those you meet, until you get to know the person. You will have a tendency to connect with emotionally unavailable people. If attached, take more downtime together, away from children, home and hassles. Your bond benefits from this attention. SAGITTARIUS is a soul mate.
Williams fond of Thompsons
December 12, 2001
By Gary Bedore Like Texas Tech’s Bob Knight, former Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson may be best remembered for his gruff demeanor. “He’s really a cuddly teddy bear and will be mad I said that,” Kansas coach Roy Williams said, referring to TV broadcaster Thompson, the father of second-year Princeton coach John Thompson.
Maine residents warn Kansans of Anthem takeover
December 12, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Remember the Maine. That’s what some unhappy Maine residents are saying to warn Kansans about the proposed purchase of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.
6Sports video report: Wellsville takes Eudora girls 47-37
December 12, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Eudora High Lady Cards game against the Wellsville Lady Eagles.
6Sports video report: Eagles squeak out win over Eudora boys
December 12, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Tuesday’s game between the EHS Cardinals and Wellsville Eagles boys.
City Briefs
December 12, 2001
Commissioners buy land for possible park site City approves expenses for wastewater facilities Home Depot proposal wins final approval
Abel services
December 12, 2001
Graveside services for Dorothy L. Abel, 82, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Abel died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at Brandon Woods Retirement Center.
Against God
December 12, 2001
John M. Sullivan
December 12, 2001
Memorial services for John M. Sullivan, 61, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He was cremated. Mr. Sullivan died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at his home.
Headline News Lawrence - video report
December 12, 2001
City Commission approves expansion plans for St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center KU men’s basketball team set to battle Princeton
FSHS wrestlers at home
December 12, 2001
Free State High’s wrestlers will make their home debut tonight against Topeka High. The varsity dual will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the Firebirds’ gym.
HINU men fall, 110-76
December 12, 2001
College of the Ozarks toppled Haskell Indian Nations University, 110-76, in men’s basketball on Tuesday at Coffin Complex.
Sound off
December 12, 2001
Q: Could you provide the name and number of the woman who organizes the clothing drive for foster parents? A: The woman is Becki Ewert, a Lawrence foster parent who collects and distributes clothing for children babies through full-grown teen-agers in foster care. She may be reached by calling 749-2664.
Leona Pearl Uhl
December 12, 2001
Perry Memorial services for Leona Pearl Uhl, 79, Perry, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Perry United Methodist Church. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. in Prairie Home Cemetery, Topeka. Mrs. Uhl died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at a Topeka nursing home.
t have a beef with hearty, flavorful dish
December 12, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger Now that winter is here in earnest our tastes have shifted toward hearty, heavier meals with that stick-to-the-ribs quality. The following recipe for Beef Bourguignon satisfies that need.
Proper pairings can make a meal memorable
December 12, 2001
By Jim Baker When it comes to wine, Dan Blomgren is no snob. That helps explain his cardinal rule of wine consumption, which is: Drink what you like. If your favorite wine is a sweet, fruity German Riesling, that’s what you should quaff. Don’t let the “I only drink Merlot” crowd cow you into submission.
t spoil the fun
December 12, 2001
The toothsome morsels you make or sample over the festive season are often disaster for low-fat diets. Bear in mind, however, that it’s easy to cook up good cheer and good taste without paying a high-fat price.
Rescue mission underway
December 12, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 3:10 p.m.) An Air Force B-1B bomber involved in the war in Afghanistan went down in the Indian Ocean Wednesday and all four crew members were rescued, Pentagon officials said.
Government accountability
December 12, 2001
To the editor: Sept. 11, 2001: The day that marked the end of accountability. Accountability is a word that gets bandied about a lot these days among our politicians. They demand accountability from us for paying our taxes, obeying our laws and just being good citizens. It is our civic obligation, they tell us, and we all accept this as one of the basic foundations of our great society.
Israel strikes Palestinian buildings in Gaza City, Nablus
December 12, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 2:52 p.m.) Israel launched a swift military retaliation against the Palestinian territories Wednesday, hours after Palestinian militants killed 10 Israelis in a double attack on Jewish settlers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Bush shares vision of new, improved military force
December 12, 2001
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.”
Bombing of cornered al-Qaida troops resumes
December 12, 2001
A U.S. B-52 aircraft this morning bombed the Tora Bora area after cornered al-Qaida forces ignored a “surrender or die” deadline set by the opposing tribal eastern alliance. Journalists were kept away from the area by alliance fighters, who earlier confirmed that no al-Qaida forces had given up.
Senate vote confirms selection
December 12, 2001
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of Julie A. Robinson to be U.S. district judge in Kansas. A former prosecutor who exposed police corruption in Kansas City, Kan., Robinson is being elevated from her current post as a federal bankruptcy judge in Topeka.
Hannon scores 18 to lift Baldwin, 63-57
December 12, 2001
Baldwin High got back over the .500 mark with its 63-57 boys basketball victory over Topeka Hayden on Tuesday. “It was an emotional battle from start to finish,” BHS coach Jeff Haas said. “It’s an excellent high school environment in there and that’s what we planned on.”
KC covets Knoblauch
December 12, 2001
Both Kansas City and the Chicago Cubs expressed an interest in former Yankees second baseman and outfielder Chuck Knoblauch, a free agent. “I think we’re leading,” Royals manager Tony Muser said. “I think we’re close.”
Players, owners apart on contraction delay
December 12, 2001
Players and owners failed Tuesday to finalize an agreement that would delay eliminating teams until at least 2003, and the meetings were scheduled to resume after an overnight break.
s late bucket lifts Wellsville past EHS
December 12, 2001
By Doug Pacey Sometimes, no matter how well a defense plays, an offense will score on it. It could be a fluke basket or a jaw-dropper from some hot-shot player and when those points come they will mar what was a stellar defensive effort.
N. Jean Lenahan
December 12, 2001
Tonganoxie Memorial services for N. Jean Lenahan, 69, Tonganoxie, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Quisenberry Funeral Home. Private inurnment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. Lenahan died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at her home.
Police officers issued suspensions, reprimands
December 12, 2001
By Joy Ludwig The Baldwin police chief and three police officers are being suspended, the result of a departmental investigation that began this summer. In addition to the four suspensions, two verbal reprimands were given late Friday afternoon to other officers, said Baldwin City Administrator Larry Paine.
Public Works director celebrates retirement after 44 years
December 12, 2001
By Joel Mathis Government, business and community leaders from across five decades and at least three states on Tuesday celebrated the retirement of longtime Lawrence Public Works Director George Williams.
Against God
December 12, 2001
To the editor: Though the gays and lesbians of Lawrence will probably hate me, I must respond to the article concerning them and the local Mennonite Church. According to the article, this so-called church is approving of same-sex relationships when God does not. I submit to you that this must not be a church of God. For it is God himself that says that man shall not lie with man as with a woman.
s Roundup: Wisconsin wins seventh straight
December 12, 2001
Jessie Stomski had 27 points and 11 rebounds and No. 15 Wisconsin beat Wisconsin-Milwaukee 80-61 Tuesday night, the Badgers’ seventh straight victory. Stomski was 11-of-16 from the field in her 30th career double-double.
Grand juror adds twist to Simpson home search
December 12, 2001
Prosecutors refused to say whether the alleged disclosure of secret information by a federal grand juror in a drug case jeopardized searches for evidence at 10 locations, including O.J. Simpson’s home.
Plan is intended to lower cost of flights out of Mid-Continent Airport
December 12, 2001
Community leaders determined to lower air fares at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport unveiled Tuesday a $15 million pledge drive they hope will lure three discount air carriers to the city.
Doctors express alarm at childhood obesity rate
December 12, 2001
American children are getting fatter at an alarming rate, with the percentage of significantly overweight black and Hispanic youngsters more than doubling over 12 years and climbing 50 percent among whites, a study shows.
Industrial zoning
December 12, 2001
Agenda highlights 6:30 p.m. today 1100 Mass.
East-side schools focus of boundary talks
December 12, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Conceptual elementary school boundary changes reviewed Tuesday by a district committee would dramatically alter Lawrence’s public education landscape. Committee members looked at maps and charts showing the result of putting a priority on filling east-side elementary schools.
Bell scores career-high 42 points in 86-81 victory
December 12, 2001
Troy Bell said he isn’t 100 percent yet after having knee surgery in the preseason. The rest of the Big East better look out. The junior guard, last season’s co-player of the year in the conference, scored a career-high 42 points Tuesday night and No. 11 Boston College remained unbeaten with an 86-81 victory over Iowa State.
Records show wild horses still sold for slaughter
December 12, 2001
Wild horses put up for adoption by the Bureau of Land Management continue to be slaughtered, in some cases within weeks of the owner gaining title of the animal, according to agency records.
Porter earns card just before baby arrives
December 12, 2001
It was his most important tournament of the year, and one of the most pressure-packed events in golf. If that wasn’t enough, his wife was having contractions and the doctor said the baby could come any minute.
Father sues after son fails to make varsity
December 12, 2001
The father of a high school sophomore seeks $1.5 million in damages and the dismissal of the school’s basketball coach after his son did not make the varsity. Lynn Rubin sued the New Haven Unified School District on Nov. 27 because his son, Jawaan Rubin, was told to return to the junior varsity after being asked to try out for varsity.
Kansas takes Princeton to school: Jayhawks 78, Tigers 62
December 12, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 9:07 p.m.) Former Kansas coach Larry Brown made the trip across the river from Philadelphia to watch the Jayhawks bring Big 12 basketball to the Ivy League. Despite letting the Tigers end the first half on a 17-4 run, Kansas led from beginning to end, never letting Princeton control the pace of the game.
Kroger to cut jobs as earnings sink
December 12, 2001
Kroger Co. said Tuesday it would cut 1,500 jobs after the sluggish economy helped push third-quarter earnings down 33 percent for the nation’s largest supermarket operator. The job reductions affect mostly management and clerical jobs and are to be done in 2002, the company said.
Quarter-point move signals rate reductions nearing an end
December 12, 2001
The Federal Reserve cut interest rates Tuesday for the 11th time this year, capping its most aggressive string of rate cuts since the early 1980s. But in its latest move, the Fed dropped a key interest rate by just a quarter-point rather than the bolder half-point cuts the central bank has favored for most of this year.
s purchase to create pet food giant
December 12, 2001
The government cleared the way for the creation of a global pet food empire Tuesday, approving Swiss food giant Nestle S.A.’s $10.3 billion purchase of Ralston Purina and alarming critics concerned that consumers will pay more to feed Fido and Fluffy.
Boston needs OT for 102-93 win over New York
December 12, 2001
There doesn’t appear to be a big difference between scoring 49 points and scoring 50. For Latrell Sprewell and the New York Knicks, it was the difference between a win and a loss.
GOP releases redistricting plan
December 12, 2001
Republicans have outlined their proposal for redrawing the state’s 125 House districts. Under their plan, two incumbents would live in each of five districts. The proposal was drafted by GOP House members who serve on the 34-member Special Committee on Redistricting.
December 12, 2001
Almost 20 million American women, or nearly half of those past menopause, have thinning bones and don’t know it, one of the largest osteoporosis studies to date suggests. The study was funded by Merck & Co., which makes an osteoporosis drug.
Friends and neighbors
December 12, 2001
Records show wild horses still sold for slaughter
December 12, 2001
Wild horses put up for adoption by the Bureau of Land Management continue to be slaughtered, in some cases within weeks of the owner gaining title of the animal, according to agency records.
AARP: Seniors unaware of long-term care expense
December 12, 2001
A national study finds that few people realize the real costs of long-term care and what their options are for paying the bill. This lack of familiarity with the costs makes planning for post-retirement years difficult, say advocates for seniors.
After weathering many storms, Ventura faces cold political winter
Perceived indifferece to Minnesota Twins’ plight may get governor ejected
December 12, 2001
For three years, Jesse Ventura seemed like the Teflon governor things that might have ruined a more traditional politician simply wouldn’t stick to him. Now, with a year left in office, the Independence Party maverick is showing signs of vulnerability.
Grand juror adds twist to Simpson home search
December 12, 2001
Prosecutors refused to say whether the alleged disclosure of secret information by a federal grand juror in a drug case jeopardized searches for evidence at 10 locations, including O.J. Simpson’s home.
East-side schools focus of boundary talks
December 12, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Conceptual elementary school boundary changes reviewed Tuesday by a district committee would dramatically alter Lawrence’s public education landscape. Committee members looked at maps and charts showing the result of putting a priority on filling east-side elementary schools.
Richard B. Shackelford
December 12, 2001
Kurtz services
December 12, 2001
Abel services
December 12, 2001
College of Ozarks denies Haskell women, 65-60
December 12, 2001
College of the Ozarks, ranked No. 7 in NAIA Div. II, rallied for a 65-60 women’s basketball victory over Haskell Indian Nations University on Tuesday at Coffin Complex. Senior Charlotte Salabiye scored 21 points and had 15 rebounds to lead HINU (5-10 overall, 0-3 in Midlands Collegiate Athletics Conference).
HINU men fall, 110-76
December 12, 2001
College of the Ozarks toppled Haskell Indian Nations University, 110-76, in men’s basketball on Tuesday at Coffin Complex.
FSHS wrestlers at home
December 12, 2001
Free State High’s wrestlers will make their home debut tonight against Topeka High. The varsity dual will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the Firebirds’ gym.
Wellsville’s Lund signs
December 12, 2001
Notebook: Kansas’ Williams fond of Thompsons
December 12, 2001
By Gary Bedore Like Texas Tech’s Bob Knight, former Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson may be best remembered for his gruff demeanor. “He’s really a cuddly teddy bear and will be mad I said that,” Kansas coach Roy Williams said, referring to TV broadcaster Thompson, the father of second-year Princeton coach John Thompson.
Surrender or die’
Bombing of cornered al-Qaida troops resumes
December 12, 2001
A U.S. B-52 aircraft this morning bombed the Tora Bora area after cornered al-Qaida forces ignored a “surrender or die” deadline set by the opposing tribal eastern alliance. Journalists were kept away from the area by alliance fighters, who earlier confirmed that no al-Qaida forces had given up.
Bed tax’ divides nursing homes
December 12, 2001
By Dave Ranney Opponents call it the “grandmother tax” because, they say, frail, elderly women are the ones who would pay it. But others in the Kansas nursing home business say the proposed $2-per-day tax on nursing home beds is a must if nursing home care is to be improved.
Terps’ coach gets extension
Friedgen agrees to 10-year deal
December 12, 2001
Ralph Friedgen, who took Maryland to the Atlantic Coast Conference title and a berth in the Orange Bowl in his first season as a head coach, agreed to terms Tuesday on a 10-year contract.
Bush to pull U.S. from arms treaty with Russia
December 12, 2001
President Bush, eager to deploy a missile shield long sought by Republicans, soon will give Russia notice that the United States is withdrawing from a landmark 1972 arms-control treaty, U.S. government officials said Tuesday. The pact bans missile defense systems.
Maine residents warn Kansans of Anthem takeover
December 12, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Remember the Maine. That’s what some unhappy Maine residents are saying to warn Kansans about the proposed purchase of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Porter earns card just before baby arrives
December 12, 2001
It was his most important tournament of the year, and one of the most pressure-packed events in golf. If that wasn’t enough, his wife was having contractions and the doctor said the baby could come any minute.
Professor’s book gains U.S. attention
Chapter on bioterrorism draws interest from a worried nation
December 12, 2001
By Terry Rombeck When John “Jack” Brown finished his book about germs, he had no idea how relevant a chapter tucked in the back of the book would become. The chapter was about bioterrorism, a concept that seemed less important at the time than other chapters on food preparation and the importance of hand-washing.
America pauses to remember
Ceremonies in U.S., around world, in outer space mark three-month anniversary
December 12, 2001
At the White House and in outer space, on a factory picket line, at statehouses and far-flung embassies, Americans and their allies paused Tuesday to commemorate the instant three months earlier when the first hijacked jetliner struck the World Trade Center.
GOP releases redistricting plan
December 12, 2001
Republicans have outlined their proposal for redrawing the state’s 125 House districts. Under their plan, two incumbents would live in each of five districts. The proposal was drafted by GOP House members who serve on the 34-member Special Committee on Redistricting.
Bush shares vision of new, improved military force
December 12, 2001
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.”
City OKs Catholic center’s expansion
December 12, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners approved on Tuesday the site plan for expansion of the St. Lawrence Catholic Center, overriding neighborhood objections to the plan. The center, which primarily serves Kansas University students, is nestled against KU at 1631 Crescent Road.
Try these latest hits at your holiday gatherings
December 12, 2001
Dan Blomgren of Cork & Barrel Wine and Spirits offers suggestions for pairing some of his current favorites with different dishes.
Feds OK Purina deal
Nestle’s purchase to create pet food giant
December 12, 2001
The government cleared the way for the creation of a global pet food empire Tuesday, approving Swiss food giant Nestle S.A.’s $10.3 billion purchase of Ralston Purina and alarming critics concerned that consumers will pay more to feed Fido and Fluffy.
Interest rate cuts continue
Quarter-point move signals rate reductions nearing an end
December 12, 2001
The Federal Reserve cut interest rates Tuesday for the 11th time this year, capping its most aggressive string of rate cuts since the early 1980s. But in its latest move, the Fed dropped a key interest rate by just a quarter-point rather than the bolder half-point cuts the central bank has favored for most of this year.
Kroger to cut jobs as earnings sink
December 12, 2001
Kroger Co. said Tuesday it would cut 1,500 jobs after the sluggish economy helped push third-quarter earnings down 33 percent for the nation’s largest supermarket operator. The job reductions affect mostly management and clerical jobs and are to be done in 2002, the company said.
Hannon scores 18 to lift Baldwin, 63-57
December 12, 2001
Baldwin High got back over the .500 mark with its 63-57 boys basketball victory over Topeka Hayden on Tuesday. “It was an emotional battle from start to finish,” BHS coach Jeff Haas said. “It’s an excellent high school environment in there and that’s what we planned on.”
Father sues after son fails to make varsity
December 12, 2001
The father of a high school sophomore seeks $1.5 million in damages and the dismissal of the school’s basketball coach after his son did not make the varsity. Lynn Rubin sued the New Haven Unified School District on Nov. 27 because his son, Jawaan Rubin, was told to return to the junior varsity after being asked to try out for varsity.
6News video report: Airport renovations paying off for local economy
December 12, 2001
Josh Garber reports on the two phase airport renovation project that is bringing money into Lawrence.
Daily Ticker
December 12, 2001
Dow Industrials 33.08, 9,888.37
Daily Ticker
December 12, 2001
An appetizing episode
December 12, 2001
“Jayni’s Kitchen” will be filled this week with treats perfect for the festive season. Host Jayni Carey will prepare several appetizers ideal for holiday get-togethers, including the recipes below.
Briefly
December 12, 2001
New York City: Giuliani tops A&E list Florida: Holiday travel drop predicted San Francisco: Restrictions on maps eased New Mexico: Luminarias honor victims
Briefly
December 12, 2001
New York City: Giuliani tops A&E list Florida: Holiday travel drop predicted San Francisco: Restrictions on maps eased New Mexico: Luminarias honor victims
Business Briefcase
December 12, 2001
Predict the Dow Farmers Co-op Assn.: Bankruptcy attorneys to address meeting Retail: CNBC to open KCI shop
Business Briefcase
December 12, 2001
Predict the Dow Farmers Co-op Assn.: Bankruptcy attorneys to address meeting Retail: CNBC to open KCI shop
City Briefs
December 12, 2001
Commissioners buy land for possible park site City approves expenses for wastewater facilities Home Depot proposal wins final approval
Crouch, Grossman All-Americans
December 12, 2001
Quarterbacks Eric Crouch and Rex Grossman added a new twist to the AP All-America team the Heisman Trophy winner and runner-up are both on it. Crouch, Nebraska’s option whiz, was selected as the all-purpose player, while Grossman, Florida’s sensational passer, won the quarterback spot on the team announced Tuesday.
Government accountability
December 12, 2001
John M. Sullivan
December 12, 2001
Kurtz services
December 12, 2001
Graveside services for Frances E. Hadl Kurtz, 92, Eudora, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Kurtz died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
Leona Pearl Uhl
December 12, 2001
N. Jean Lenahan
December 12, 2001
On the record
December 12, 2001
Law enforcement report Police reports
On the record
December 12, 2001
Patricia Laura Watrak
December 12, 2001
Oskaloosa Services for Patricia Laura Watrak, 82, Oskaloosa, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Quisenberry Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Watrak died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at Hickory Point Nursing Center, Oskaloosa.
Ralph E. Schaake
December 12, 2001
Richard B. Shackelford
December 12, 2001
Memorial services for Richard B. Shackelford, 73, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church. He was cremated. Mr. Shackelford died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at his home.
Start apologizing
December 12, 2001
To the editor: I am writing this letter concerning Chuck Woodling’s Dec. 5 column. Chuck Woodling’s column opens with “OK, he’ll never be the poster boy for Weight Watchers or TOPS or Jenny Craig or Metabolite.” Chuck is referring to our new head football coach, Mark Mangino. Then Chuck ends his column with another shot at KU’s new head coach with, “And perhaps his girth will make him a tourist attraction.”
Chancellor explains tuition plans
December 12, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The idea to increase tuition at Kansas University was a relatively recent one designed, in part, to avoid a potential hiring freeze, Chancellor Robert Hemenway said Tuesday. Hemenway told members of the KU Senate Executive Committee (SenEx) he was opposed to a tuition hike until the recent downturn in the economy.
Horoscopes
December 12, 2001
Odell V. Wiley
December 12, 2001
College of Ozarks denies Haskell women, 65-60
December 12, 2001
College of the Ozarks, ranked No. 7 in NAIA Div. II, rallied for a 65-60 women’s basketball victory over Haskell Indian Nations University on Tuesday at Coffin Complex. Senior Charlotte Salabiye scored 21 points and had 15 rebounds to lead HINU (5-10 overall, 0-3 in Midlands Collegiate Athletics Conference).
Doctors express alarm at childhood obesity rate
December 12, 2001
American children are getting fatter at an alarming rate, with the percentage of significantly overweight black and Hispanic youngsters more than doubling over 12 years and climbing 50 percent among whites, a study shows.