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Putin calls Bush decision to end treaty a ‘mistake’
December 13, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 11:44 a.m.) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty a “mistake.”
Translated video tape shows bin Laden masterminded attack
December 13, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 2:07 p.m.) Osama bin Laden contentedly recalled the Sept. 11 suicide attacks against America on a videotape released Thursday by the Pentagon, saying the destruction exceeded his estimates and the events “benefited Islam greatly.”
Bush scuttles arms control treaty with Russia
December 13, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 3:16 p.m.) In a historic break with Russia, President Bush served formal notice Thursday that the United States is withdrawing from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, a move effective in six months.
Attacks intensify amid fears al-Qaida leaders have fled
December 13, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 6:47 a.m.) U.S. airstrikes intensified dramatically Thursday and Afghan tribal fighters launched a new ground assault against trapped al-Qaida forces following claims that key terrorist leaders have fled Osama bin Laden’s besieged mountain base for neighboring Pakistan.
The real thing
December 13, 2001
Presidential powers
December 13, 2001
Our town sports
December 13, 2001
Our town sports
December 13, 2001
Hoopsters Champs: Lawrence Hoopsters age-13 boys compiled a 3-0 record and won the Raytown, Mo., Thanksgiving Tournament. Team members are Patrick Johnson, Evan LaCour, Nick Devin, Christian Ballard, Daniel Green, Jace McNabb, Nathan Padia, Jimmy Bruce, Nick DeBiasse and Nick Wagner. Coaches are Dale Johnson and Rick McNabb.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
December 13, 2001
Old home town - 100 years ago today
December 13, 2001
On Dec. 13, 1901, the Lawrence Journal noted praise for a one-time Lawrence resident Edmund G. Ross who as a U.S. senator from Kansas had in 1866 cast the decisive vote against the impeachment of then President Andrew Johnson: “Judge S.R. Peters eulogizes ex-Senator Ross, and says of him: “Ross saved the country from a blight and disgrace He is almost forgotten, but he should be remembered as one who dared to do right under very trying circumstances.’ May the Journal arise to a question of privilege, Judge? Thank you. Now if you had been a United States senator when Ross was, would you have voted with the democrats against the impeachment of Andrew Johnson?”
NBA Briefs
December 13, 2001
Ex-coach Costello dies at age 70 Cavs’ guard Miller sent home for tests NBA close to deal with AOL Time Warner
NBA Briefs
December 13, 2001
Ex-coach Costello dies at age 70 Cavs’ guard Miller sent home for tests NBA close to deal with AOL Time Warner
Nation Briefs
December 13, 2001
Texas: Police killer executed Philadelphia: DNA warrant issued Pennsylvania: Funeral procession crash kills two
Marvin G. Kincheloe
December 13, 2001
Kansas City, Mo. Services for Marvin G. “Marty” Kincheloe, 76, Kansas City, Mo., will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Moriah and Freeman Chapel, Kansas City, Mo. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Kincheloe died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at St. Joseph Health Center.
In the halls
December 13, 2001
What do you want for Christmas this year? Marla Metsker, 15 years old, ninth grade
In the halls
December 13, 2001
Gift or obligation
December 13, 2001
Journal-World Editorial It’s easy for emotions to get tangled up if every gift is viewed as coming with strings attached. Somehow, the spirit of giving that is part of the holiday season has gotten a bit twisted.
Cost of services
December 13, 2001
To the editor: There is STILL much talk concerning growth and property taxes. There is STILL no clear answer as to why our increases seem so great if growth is in fact paying for itself.
College Basketball Briefs
December 13, 2001
Goodman won’t play for coach, plans transfer Kitchings may not play until after Christmas Tennessee center cleared to play
Business briefs
December 13, 2001
Tax preparer: H&R Block acquires 44 percent of firm Lenexa: Sports apparel firm to open new factory Economy: Trade deficit falls
Business briefs
December 13, 2001
Tax preparer: H&R Block acquires 44 percent of firm Lenexa: Sports apparel firm to open new factory Economy: Trade deficit falls
Briefly
December 13, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Bin Laden videotape delayed San Diego: Foreign students arrested United Nations: Afghan force on fast track Washington, D.C.: Anthrax vaccine plan in place
Briefly
December 13, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Bin Laden videotape delayed San Diego: Foreign students arrested United Nations: Afghan force on fast track Washington, D.C.: Anthrax vaccine plan in place
Baseball Briefs
December 13, 2001
Contraction talks drag on another day Former Cub Santo has foot amputated Red Sox hire Tiant
Baseball Briefs
December 13, 2001
Contraction talks drag on another day Former Cub Santo has foot amputated Red Sox hire Tiant
Daily Ticker
December 13, 2001
Daily Ticker
December 13, 2001
Dow Industrials +6.44, 9,894.81
Sept. 11 discombobulates U.S. liberals
December 13, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group America’s unending political argument is about how freedom both depends on government and is threatened by it, and competes with other values. That argument was raging in 1800, when the government, moving from Philadelphia to Washington, packed the executive branch archives. In seven boxes.
Issel draws four-game suspension
Nuggets’ coach penalized for making insensitive ethnic remark
December 13, 2001
Nuggets coach Dan Issel was suspended for four games by the team Wednesday for shouting a profanity and insensitive ethnic remark at a fan.
Red Wings are real deal
December 13, 2001
Avalanche goaltender Patrick Roy looks around the ice at a recent Red Wings practice and raises his eyebrows. His head bobs up and down like he already is facing shots from future Hall of Famers Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille, or their new teammates Steve Yzerman, Brendan Shanahan, Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Chelios, Sergei Fedorov and Igor Larionov, more Hall of Famers-to-be.
NHL Roundup: Devils strand Islanders in overtime, 3-2
December 13, 2001
Scott Niedermayer scored on a power play at 1:25 of overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night. Petr Sykora and Jason Arnott also scored as the Devils won for the fourth time in six games (4-1-1). Kenny Jonsson and Michael Peca scored for the Islanders, 1-4-1 in their last six.
Top 25 Men: Iowa drubs Drake
December 13, 2001
A phone call from coach Steve Alford helped Luke Recker regain his touch. Recker snapped out of a shooting slump with a season-high 24 points, and No. 15 Iowa broke the game open with a 28-5 run to beat Drake 101-59 Wednesday night.
Tar Heels enduring rough start
December 13, 2001
The price center Kris Lang is willing to pay to preserve North Carolina’s stature was evident as he lay in the visitor’s locker room at Rupp Arena, his pale face propped on a chair with only his warmup top as a pillow.
Spurrier gives Berlin go-ahead to transfer
December 13, 2001
Florida quarterback Brock Berlin has asked for and received coach Steve Spurrier’s permission to transfer to another school.
Cal calls on Tedford
Oregon aide hired by Pac-10 rival
December 13, 2001
Jeff Tedford, offensive coordinator at Oregon the past four seasons, was hired Wednesday as the football coach at Pac-10 rival California. He replaces Tom Holmoe, who resigned at the end of a 1-10 season. Holmoe had a 16-39 record in five years as coach of the Bears.
Topeka office building named to honor Hoover’s vice president from Kansas
December 13, 2001
The new state office building in downtown Topeka has been named for Charles Curtis, a former Kansas congressman who served as vice president under Herbert Hoover.
Teacher’s family sues employer of killer
December 13, 2001
The family of a murdered teacher has filed a lawsuit against her killer’s former employer, claiming the company didn’t do enough to protect the public from “dangerous, convicted felons.”
Giuliani to take up consulting after leaving mayor’s office
December 13, 2001
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said Wednesday he is working on a plan to set up his own business and ruled out an immediate return to politics. “I’m not shutting the door on being involved in elective office or appointed office in the future, but I am right now that isn’t where I see my life going for a while,” said Giuliani, who leaves office Dec. 31.
Friends and neighbors
December 13, 2001
Library unsure how magazine found way to Afghanistan
December 13, 2001
The FBI is investigating how a Chemical Week magazine bearing the Kansas City Public Library’s mailing address made its way to an abandoned al-Qaida training camp in Afghanistan.
First lady to visit new Topeka library
December 13, 2001
First lady Laura Bush, known for her emphasis on encouraging children to read, will visit Topeka next month for a library dedication, library officials said Tuesday. The invitation came from a childhood friend, former Kansas legislator Marge Petty.
County OKs business park for small firms
Site north of turnpike could serve displaced home-based operations
December 13, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn A county industrial park that could serve as a new home for some displaced home-based businesses should be operational by next spring. Douglas County commissioners Monday gave unofficial approval to a new five-lot business park about a half mile north of the Kansas Turnpike on U.S. Highway 24/59.
B-1 crew survives crash into ocean
December 13, 2001
An Air Force B-1B bomber flying a long-range combat mission to Afghanistan crashed in the Indian Ocean Wednesday. A Navy ship pulled all four crew members to safety.
Caroline Kennedy shares poems
December 13, 2001
Forget that big museum show about her clothes. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ real legacy was words. So said Onassis’ daughter, Caroline Kennedy, during a reading Wednesday from her new book, “The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.”
Art restored to owner
Last of seven Rockwell works stolen 23 years ago to be returned
December 13, 2001
The last of seven Norman Rockwell paintings stolen from a Minneapolis art gallery 23 years ago have been recovered from Brazil and will be returned to their owner, the FBI said Wednesday.
Kennison says Broncos don’t scare him
December 13, 2001
If the Denver Broncos try to cheap-shot Eddie Kennison, he’ll be ready to give as good as he gets. “If that’s the way they feel, and if they don’t understand, then to hell with them,” the Kansas City wide receiver said Wednesday.
Charlton re-signs with Mariners; D-backs confirm Guillen deal
December 13, 2001
The New York Yankees were the only team getting a lot done at the winter meetings Wednesday, preparing to welcome Jason Giambi and reaching a preliminary deal to add outfielder Rondell White.
Baseball breaks $2 million barrier
Game’s average salary increases by almost 13 percent from last year
December 13, 2001
Baseball’s average salary broke the $2 million barrier for the first time this season, and the New York Yankees led the major leagues with an average of nearly $4 million. The final average salary of a major league player in 2001 was $2,138,896, according to final figures released Wednesday by the Major League Baseball Players Association.
Yankees closing in on Giambi
First baseman set to sign seven-year, $120 million contract
December 13, 2001
Jason Giambi is finally ready to officially join the New York Yankees. After days of anticipation, New York planned a news conference today at Yankee Stadium to announce a seven-year contract with Giambi worth about $120 million, a baseball official and a lawyer familiar with the talks said on the condition they not be identified.
Free State rolls over Topeka High
December 13, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Move over Don King. Free State High wrestlers might have futures as promoters. Ranked sixth in Class 6A and wrestling at home for the first time this season, the Firebirds rolled to a 56-15 victory over Topeka High before a rowdy crowd.
Watch out! KU wins - Kansas 78, Princeton 62
Williams busts timepiece in diatribe; Jayhawks respond
December 13, 2001
By Gary Bedore A new wristwatch is on Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams’ Christmas wish list today. Williams on Wednesday night busted the spiffy timepiece on his left hand during a fiery halftime oratory that sparked the Jayhawks in their sometimes-sloppy 78-62 victory over Princeton at Jadwin Gym.
6News video report: Industrial park plans hit speed bump
December 13, 2001
Alison Mann reports on problems the city commission came across while discussing the Maple Grove subdivision.
Briefcase
December 13, 2001
Antitrust case: Government defends Microsoft settlement Trade secrets case: Judge won’t dismiss charges against KU researcher, friend Insurance: Prudential to go public Leadership: Longtime Fed board member announces departure date
Learning Quest offers investment options
December 13, 2001
Learning Quest is a state-organized investment plan designed to help people save for a child’s college education.
Top foster care official resigns state position
December 13, 2001
By Dave Ranney Kansas’ top child welfare official has resigned. In a memo circulated among senior staff members Tuesday at the state Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Joyce Allegrucci said she plans to leave the agency Jan. 4.
Flame, budgets weather gas crisis
December 13, 2001
By Joel Mathis The eternal flame still burns at Oak Hill Cemetery. Back in spring, when high energy costs and a brutal winter had just combined to threaten the energy budgets of many city government departments, officials discussed shutting off the flame that honors Lawrence’s war dead.
Federal probe draws area police
KU international student among foreigners interviewed
December 13, 2001
By Mindie Paget and Mike Belt Lawrence and state police have been drawn into the Justice Department’s effort to interview 5,000 foreign nationals as the hunt for terrorists on U.S. soil continues. One Kansas University student said he was interviewed as part of the nationwide dragnet, and a faculty member said on condition of anonymity that she knew of several students who had been contacted.
Student stays despite stabbing
City’s warm response to scholar’s plight makes her glad she remained
December 13, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Sally Shamieh survived years of civil war in her hometown of Beirut, Lebanon. But it took her less than an hour to get mugged and stabbed in Lawrence on her first trip here. “This is so ironic,” she said. “I’ve been through so much … and then this happened.”
Jewish militants arrested in alleged bomb plot
Mosque, Arab-American congressman suspected targets of Jewish Defense League chairman, member
December 13, 2001
The chairman and another member of the militant Jewish Defense League have been arrested on suspicion of plotting to blow up a Los Angeles mosque and the office of an Arab-American congressman, federal authorities said Wednesday.
THE MAG: An artist and her Internet
A Topeka painter uses every tool at her disposal to display images
December 13, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Sherry Slaymaker started painting when she was 4 years old. By the second grade she was selling her work to fellow students, often earning enough money to buy her favorite candy bars. She grew up, studied and taught art, and has had her work displayed in galleries from Chicago to New York.
THE MAG: KJHK 90.7 FM Loud Rock Top 15
December 13, 2001
THE MAG: Spinning the Web - Cutting the cord
Wireless offers benefits and risks for Internet users
December 13, 2001
By Michael Newman This week your intrepid correspondent is coming to you from a secret location, deep underground, surrounded by unusual people, exotic aromas and strange music. The iced tea’s not bad though.
THE MAG: Table manners
Cardtable takes jabs at current events and downtown hierarchy
December 13, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near By now, most Lawrence theatergoers recognize the folks at Cardtable Theatre for their creative stagings of original writings and cutting-edge established works. Throw in signature pieces like the company’s “Victor Continental Show,” and there are plenty of avenues they have devised to lampoon anything in sight: short sketches, wicked parodies, profane puppet shows and not-for-your-mother musical numbers.
THE MAG: Out of Bounds - Dude, what’s this car?
Test driving a ‘space-age’ vehicle is one of many perks in the sporting world
December 13, 2001
By Seth Jones Sometimes, I wonder how I find myself in such situations. I was flying back from Fort Myers, Fla., after a two-day midweek business trip. I was exhausted and just about to fall asleep when the pilot announced that in 15 minutes, the Endeavor was going to launch, and we’d be able to see it. By “see it” I thought it would be a million miles away and we’d barely be able to tell what it was. Then launch time came, and I’ll be darned, it must have only been 100 miles away, and I had the rare opportunity to witness the shuttle take off from 30,000 feet in the air.
THE MAG: Art Notes
December 13, 2001
Lawrence musicians gather for concert Holiday vespers set at Washburn University CottonWood Winds to give holiday concert Rockhurst Review seeking entries
Friends and neighbors
December 13, 2001
Gary Gillum, 62, and Mike McCaffrey, 62, ride their motorcycles in Ridgedale, Mo. At the time of the picture, McCaffrey, Lawrence, said the two were “at full gallop, doing about 10 miles an hour.” Gillum, Ridgedale, Mo., and McCaffrey began riding motorcycles together in junior high school almost 50 years ago and are still at it. The photograph was submitted by McCaffrey’s son, Michael L. McCaffrey. 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.
Area briefs
December 13, 2001
KU starts Web site explaining tuition Community Mercantile Co-op to sponsor holiday blood drive KANU program receives funding for next year Illness forces Democrat to leave seat in House
Births
December 13, 2001
Ann and Matt Stowe, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday. Bill and Michelle Leeker, Baldwin, a girl, Tuesday.
Sound off
December 13, 2001
Q: Why are all the state highway signs that are coming in purple? Is that the new state color? When did it change and why? A: Stan Whitley, who works in the transportation information department of the Kansas Department of Transportation, said KDOT doesn’t have any purple signs on Kansas highways. Purple is not an approved color for signs, he said.
U.S. discounts warning of attack from American Taliban
December 13, 2001
American Taliban fighter John Walker has told interrogators an al-Qaida attack on the United States was imminent, but the White House said Wednesday that U.S. officials have little reason to believe he would have specific information about impending terrorism.
B-1 crew survives crash into ocean
December 13, 2001
An Air Force B-1B bomber flying a long-range combat mission to Afghanistan crashed in the Indian Ocean Wednesday. A Navy ship pulled all four crew members to safety.
Presidential powers
December 13, 2001
To the editor: There have been those (in this town, as well as around the country), who feel they have a “right-to-know.” They cite freedom of the press, right of trial by jury, and founding principles as justification. In this war, which is being fought more by the spy and code breaker than the soldier, terrorists would like nothing more than to have us make public the methods we use to find them.
Auditor acknowledges problems
December 13, 2001
Lawmakers heaped criticism Wednesday on executives of collapsed Enron Corp., saying the executives enriched themselves through inside trading and financial gimmicks while running the energy-trading company into the ground.
Museums, libraries vie for Sept. 11 artifacts
December 13, 2001
A vertical blind, wildly twisted, found blocks from the World Trade Center. A card on which the U.S. flag is made of macaroni painted red, white and blue. A coffee-stained cup.All are now post-Sept. 11 museum pieces.
Legislators seek to broaden law on agroterrorism
December 13, 2001
Legislators recommended Wednesday that the state expand its agroterrorism laws to include the intentional exposure of plants to disease. Rep. Sharon Schwartz, member of the Special Committee on Agriculture, said the state should extend the same protection to crops as it does livestock.
First baseman set to sign seven-year, $120 million contract
December 13, 2001
Jason Giambi is finally ready to officially join the New York Yankees. After days of anticipation, New York planned a news conference today at Yankee Stadium to announce a seven-year contract with Giambi worth about $120 million, a baseball official and a lawyer familiar with the talks said on the condition they not be identified.
Site north of turnpike could serve displaced home-based operations
December 13, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn A county industrial park that could serve as a new home for some displaced home-based businesses should be operational by next spring. Douglas County commissioners Monday gave unofficial approval to a new five-lot business park about a half mile north of the Kansas Turnpike on U.S. Highway 24/59.
First lady to visit new Topeka library
December 13, 2001
First lady Laura Bush, known for her emphasis on encouraging children to read, will visit Topeka next month for a library dedication, library officials said Tuesday. The invitation came from a childhood friend, former Kansas legislator Marge Petty.
s office
December 13, 2001
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said Wednesday he is working on a plan to set up his own business and ruled out an immediate return to politics. “I’m not shutting the door on being involved in elective office or appointed office in the future, but I am right now that isn’t where I see my life going for a while,” said Giuliani, who leaves office Dec. 31.
s family sues employer of killer
December 13, 2001
The family of a murdered teacher has filed a lawsuit against her killer’s former employer, claiming the company didn’t do enough to protect the public from “dangerous, convicted felons.”
s vice president from Kansas
December 13, 2001
The new state office building in downtown Topeka has been named for Charles Curtis, a former Kansas congressman who served as vice president under Herbert Hoover.
West Graham school district forced to close
December 13, 2001
A gloomy sky was only fitting as the State Board of Education voted to close the West Graham school district. By a 10-0 vote Wednesday, the board granted a petition for the district, based in Morland, to be disorganized and transferred to the Hill City school district.
Nation Briefs
December 13, 2001
Texas: Police killer executed Philadelphia: DNA warrant issued Pennsylvania: Funeral procession crash kills two
Book teaches children about the impoverished
December 13, 2001
It’s easy for children to know when they’re hungry, but a new story available online aims to teach them about other kids who are hungry. “Hamburgers and French Fries for Everyone!,” offered by Dream So Big Publishing, has three components: a softcover storybook, a collectible figurine and the online version.
Attacks intensify amid fears al-Qaida leaders have fled
December 13, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 6:47 a.m.) U.S. airstrikes intensified dramatically Thursday and Afghan tribal fighters launched a new ground assault against trapped al-Qaida forces following claims that key terrorist leaders have fled Osama bin Laden’s besieged mountain base for neighboring Pakistan.
Translated video tape shows bin Laden masterminded attack
December 13, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 2:07 p.m.) Osama bin Laden contentedly recalled the Sept. 11 suicide attacks against America on a videotape released Thursday by the Pentagon, saying the destruction exceeded his estimates and the events “benefited Islam greatly.”
Oregon aide hired by Pac-10 rival
December 13, 2001
Jeff Tedford, offensive coordinator at Oregon the past four seasons, was hired Wednesday as the football coach at Pac-10 rival California. He replaces Tom Holmoe, who resigned at the end of a 1-10 season. Holmoe had a 16-39 record in five years as coach of the Bears.
Steinbrenner irked after being upstaged by Mets
December 13, 2001
Within moments of learning that Robbie Alomar had been traded to the Mets on Tuesday, George Steinbrenner exploded in anger at members of his hierarchy, demanding to know why the Yankees weren’t able to land baseball’s top second baseman.
6Sports video report: Kansas women responding positively
December 13, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the response of the KU women’s basketball team to their 3-6 start on the season.
Last of seven Rockwell works stolen 23 years ago to be returned
December 13, 2001
The last of seven Norman Rockwell paintings stolen from a Minneapolis art gallery 23 years ago have been recovered from Brazil and will be returned to their owner, the FBI said Wednesday.
Big 12 Men: Creighton clips Huskers
December 13, 2001
After two straight losses, Creighton coach Dana Altman wasn’t about to be picky about a Bluejays win. He didn’t care if it was against intrastate rival Nebraska or anybody else.
Lockwood, Reamon to join KU Hall of Fame Saturday
December 13, 2001
Bob Lockwood and Dick Reamon will be inducted into the Kansas University Athletic Hall of Fame during halftime ceremonies at Saturday’s Kansas-South Carolina State men’s basketball game.
s average salary increases by almost 13 percent from last year
December 13, 2001
Baseball’s average salary broke the $2 million barrier for the first time this season, and the New York Yankees led the major leagues with an average of nearly $4 million. The final average salary of a major league player in 2001 was $2,138,896, according to final figures released Wednesday by the Major League Baseball Players Association.
t scare him
December 13, 2001
If the Denver Broncos try to cheap-shot Eddie Kennison, he’ll be ready to give as good as he gets. “If that’s the way they feel, and if they don’t understand, then to hell with them,” the Kansas City wide receiver said Wednesday.
Top 25 Men: Iowa drubs Drake
December 13, 2001
A phone call from coach Steve Alford helped Luke Recker regain his touch. Recker snapped out of a shooting slump with a season-high 24 points, and No. 15 Iowa broke the game open with a 28-5 run to beat Drake 101-59 Wednesday night.
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
December 13, 2001
Singles 1. “U Got It Bad,” Usher
Caroline Kennedy shares poems
December 13, 2001
Forget that big museum show about her clothes. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ real legacy was words. So said Onassis’ daughter, Caroline Kennedy, during a reading Wednesday from her new book, “The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.”
vehicle is one of many perks in the sporting world
December 13, 2001
By Seth Jones Sometimes, I wonder how I find myself in such situations. I was flying back from Fort Myers, Fla., after a two-day midweek business trip. I was exhausted and just about to fall asleep when the pilot announced that in 15 minutes, the Endeavor was going to launch, and we’d be able to see it. By “see it” I thought it would be a million miles away and we’d barely be able to tell what it was. Then launch time came, and I’ll be darned, it must have only been 100 miles away, and I had the rare opportunity to witness the shuttle take off from 30,000 feet in the air.
Surging Wichita State travels to face struggling KU women
December 13, 2001
By Doug Pacey Wichita State had better take its best shot now, because it might not get another chance like this. Entering tonight’s 7 p.m. game against WSU (4-2), Kansas (3-6) owns a 30-5 all-time record against the Shockers and is 17-0 against WSU in Lawrence.
THE MAG: Movie Listings
December 13, 2001
Behind Enemy Lines The plot of this movie makes it sound a lot like “Spy Game,” with its tale of a young maverick rescued by his no-nonsense mentor. The similarities end there, however, since “Behind Enemy Lines” is a pretty straightforward action film, full of loud rock music and fast editing. Owen Wilson stars as a Navy navigator who gets shot down over Bosnia near the end of the civil war. He has photos of the graves used to bury massacred civilians, and has to elude a Serbian sniper while his commanding officer (Gene Hackman) sets up a rescue. Of course, it’s not going to be that simple. Director John Moore, best known for his Sega video game commercials, actually does a good job of pacing the film, using techniques like zooms and jump cuts to convey the insanity of life in a war zone. There also are interesting contrasts between the two main characters, who are given nuances by Wilson and Hackman that aren’t necessarily in the script. Although Moore allows too many clichés to slip in (like all action heroes, Wilson is virtually invincible), he still manages to craft an entertaining and reasonably intelligent movie about blowing things up. (PG-13) — LL
THE MAG: Parting shot
December 13, 2001
Good migrations by Kyle Gerstner
Cuban spy gets life sentence
December 13, 2001
The leader of a Cuban spy ring was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for trying to infiltrate U.S. military bases and conspiring in the deaths of four Cuban-Americans whose private planes were shot down by Fidel Castro’s government in 1996.
Kansas Regional Ballet selects a slightly different audience favorite this year
December 13, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Like the fruitcake that becomes overwhelming popular at only a select time of the year, the “Nutcracker” ballet seems to make an appearance every December at most every area venue capable of holding an audience. For that reason, Dennis Landsman went looking for another piece for his Kansas Regional Ballet to perform. He didn’t get very rowdy in his decision, selecting another popular ballet, Johann Straus’ full-length “Cinderella” as an alternative.
Odell Vance Wiley
December 13, 2001
Memorial gathering for Odell Vance Wiley, 84, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Brandon Woods Retirement Community. Private inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Wiley died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
Bush scuttles arms control treaty with Russia
December 13, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 3:16 p.m.) In a historic break with Russia, President Bush served formal notice Thursday that the United States is withdrawing from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, a move effective in six months.
Budig right at home at Princeton
December 13, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Gene Budig was headed up in the elevator at Princeton’s Jadwin Gymnasium when the door opened and in stepped Drew Gooden, dressed in his pre-game warm-ups. Introduced to Gooden as a former Kansas University chancellor, Budig stuck out his mitt and asked Gooden if he had ever had any classes in Budig Hall.
Red Wings are real deal
December 13, 2001
Avalanche goaltender Patrick Roy looks around the ice at a recent Red Wings practice and raises his eyebrows. His head bobs up and down like he already is facing shots from future Hall of Famers Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille, or their new teammates Steve Yzerman, Brendan Shanahan, Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Chelios, Sergei Fedorov and Igor Larionov, more Hall of Famers-to-be.
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
December 13, 2001
THE MAG: Film review - ‘Vanilla Sky’
December 13, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Tom Cruise is clearly a fan of Spanish-Chilean director Alejandro Amenr’s 1997 thriller “Abre los ojos.” Not only has he produced Amenr’s follow-up hit “The Others,” but he’s even produced and starred in a stateside remake of the movie that initially caught his attention. While writer-director Cameron Crowe (“Almost Famous”) loads the new version with his typically sharp banter, one wonders if Cruise’s devotion might have been better served if he had merely left the original alone.
Police Briefs
December 13, 2001
Teen-ager suspected in sexual abuse case Overdose killed resident of Sunflower House Wall in residence hall damaged a second time Mom charged in death of 3-year-old boy Two people found dead in Kansas City home
Briefcase
December 13, 2001
Antitrust case: Government defends Microsoft settlement Trade secrets case: Judge won’t dismiss charges against KU researcher, friend Insurance: Prudential to go public Leadership: Longtime Fed board member announces departure date
6Sports video report: Kansas women responding positively
December 13, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the response of the KU women’s basketball team to their 3-6 start on the season.
6Sports video report: Jayhawks take the Tigers 78 - 62
December 13, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawks’ performance Wednesday night at Princeton.
Flame, budgets weather gas crisis
December 13, 2001
By Joel Mathis The eternal flame still burns at Oak Hill Cemetery. Back in spring, when high energy costs and a brutal winter had just combined to threaten the energy budgets of many city government departments, officials discussed shutting off the flame that honors Lawrence’s war dead.
THE MAG: SEVEN QUESTIONS with Bryan Abrams from Color Me Badd
December 13, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Color me what? Yes, folks, it’s true. Color Me Badd, the band that sexed you up in the early ‘90s is back, stopping in town for a show at Abe & Jake’s. Unlike most reunions, the original foursome Bryan Abrams, Mark Calderon, Sam Watters and Kevin Thornton will be on hand, crooning their six Top 20 confections and basking in the warm glow of instant nostalgia.
December 13, 2001
By Loey Lockerby The most important rule for a good parody is to stay close to the source material. The more accurately you portray your targets, the more likely you are to hit on all the things that made them worthy of ridicule in the first place. Teen movies are especially easy to make fun of, full of people and situations that would never exist in the real world, but still presented as if they crystallize true adolescence.
coach penalized for making insensitive ethnic remark
December 13, 2001
Nuggets coach Dan Issel was suspended for four games by the team Wednesday for shouting a profanity and insensitive ethnic remark at a fan.
Charlton re-signs with Mariners
December 13, 2001
The New York Yankees were the only team getting a lot done at the winter meetings Wednesday, preparing to welcome Jason Giambi and reaching a preliminary deal to add outfielder Rondell White.
December 13, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Tom Cruise is clearly a fan of Spanish-Chilean director Alejandro Amenbar’s 1997 thriller “Abre los ojos.” Not only has he produced Amenbar’s follow-up hit “The Others,” but he’s even produced and starred in a stateside remake of the movie that initially caught his attention. While writer-director Cameron Crowe (“Almost Famous”) loads the new version with his typically sharp banter, one wonders if Cruise’s devotion might have been better served if he had merely left the original alone.
s Mag, with Jon Niccum
December 13, 2001
Whats new in this week’s Mag, with Jon Niccum
Top foster care official resigns state position
December 13, 2001
By Dave Ranney Kansas’ top child welfare official has resigned. In a memo circulated among senior staff members Tuesday at the state Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Joyce Allegrucci said she plans to leave the agency Jan. 4.
THE MAG: Tooth and nail
December 13, 2001
By Jon Niccum Many Hollywood writers find inspiration for their screenplays in dangerous or sordid locales: a border town, a dark alley, a riverfront bar, an isolated highway. David Atkins found his in one of the safest, most sanitary places on earth.
Mosque, Arab-American congressman suspected targets of Jewish Defense League chairman, member
December 13, 2001
The chairman and another member of the militant Jewish Defense League have been arrested on suspicion of plotting to blow up a Los Angeles mosque and the office of an Arab-American congressman, federal authorities said Wednesday.
On the street
December 13, 2001
Are you spending more or less this holiday season? Susan Shaw, eye care professional, Lawrence
December 13, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 11:44 a.m.) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty a “mistake.”
From Marin to Taliban?
December 13, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe At 20, he’s already had an assortment of monikers. Doodoo@hooked.net. Suleyman Al-Lindh. Abdul Hamid. But the label that he’ll carry for the rest of his life is this one: American Taliban.
KU international student among foreigners interviewed
December 13, 2001
By Mindie Paget and Mike Belt Lawrence and state police have been drawn into the Justice Department’s effort to interview 5,000 foreign nationals as the hunt for terrorists on U.S. soil continues. One Kansas University student said he was interviewed as part of the nationwide dragnet, and a faculty member said on condition of anonymity that she knew of several students who had been contacted.
Fighters must hand over leaders and surrender by noon today
December 13, 2001
Joined by U.S. special forces on their front lines in the eastern mountains, Afghan tribal commanders set a new deadline Wednesday for trapped al-Qaida fighters to surrender and said they must hand over their leaders as well.
Gun-toting Rivera sparks debate on role of journalists
December 13, 2001
From his perch near Tora Bora, Afghanistan, Fox News Channel correspondent Geraldo Rivera seemed more agitated by a question about carrying a gun than by the mortar rounds that just exploded nearby.
College Basketball Briefs
December 13, 2001
Goodman won’t play for coach, plans transfer Kitchings may not play until after Christmas Tennessee center cleared to play
Commissioners review cost-of-living raises
December 13, 2001
Douglas County Commissioner Jere McElhaney told fellow commissioners Wednesday that he is going to do his own research on the cost-of-living increase the county gives to its employees each year.
Marvin G. Kincheloe
December 13, 2001
Odell Vance Wiley
December 13, 2001
Cost of services
December 13, 2001
Top 25 Women: Iowa State tops Iowa, 82-64
December 13, 2001
Lindsey Wilson and the Iowa State Cyclones are making things difficult for their in-state rivals. The 5-foot-9 junior guard scored a career-high 29 points to lead the fifth-ranked Cyclones to an 82-64 victory over Iowa on Wednesday night.
Big 12 Men: Creighton clips Huskers
December 13, 2001
After two straight losses, Creighton coach Dana Altman wasn’t about to be picky about a Bluejays win. He didn’t care if it was against intrastate rival Nebraska or anybody else.
House passes bill to overhaul election system
December 13, 2001
Exactly one year after the Supreme Court halted a recount of Florida votes, the House passed a $2.6 billion bill Wednesday that overhauls the nation’s elections systems. The 362-63 vote culminated a year where Democrats and Republicans repeatedly sparred over the results of the George W. Bush-Al Gore presidential election that ended 36 days after voting.
Cuban spy gets life sentence
December 13, 2001
The leader of a Cuban spy ring was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for trying to infiltrate U.S. military bases and conspiring in the deaths of four Cuban-Americans whose private planes were shot down by Fidel Castro’s government in 1996.
January summits to explore county economic development
December 13, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County residents should prepare to start hearing a lot more about economic development. Members of the Lawrence-Douglas County Economic Development Board Wednesday unveiled a plan to play host at a pair of economic development summits for the public in January.
Book teaches children about the impoverished
December 13, 2001
It’s easy for children to know when they’re hungry, but a new story available online aims to teach them about other kids who are hungry. “Hamburgers and French Fries for Everyone!,” offered by Dream So Big Publishing, has three components: a softcover storybook, a collectible figurine and the online version.
American Express to cut more jobs
December 13, 2001
Financial giant American Express said Wednesday it was eliminating 5,500 to 6,500 more jobs, mostly because of the drop-off in travel since the Sept. 11 attacks. The slump has hurt the company’s travel-planning services, which include vacation-package sales and online plane ticketing.
New, leaner phone book hits streets this week
December 13, 2001
By Mark Fagan The latest version of the SBC Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages may be leaner than last year’s, but don’t assume that Lawrence is shrinking. The book’s publisher is getting a little more efficient, that’s all.
THE MAG: WHAT ARE YOU READING?
December 13, 2001
THE MAG: Cover story - The last waltz
Mean Dean Edington departs Lawrence for Relapse Records
December 13, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Few saw it coming, but everyone knew it was inevitable. Dean Edington, aka Mean Dean the Metal Machine, is moving on, having scored a highly prestigious gig at Relapse Records in Philadelphia.
THE MAG: Street corner symphony
Amsterdam’s got plenty of clubs and discos but the real music’s made outdoors
December 13, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Amsterdam. It’s the kind of place that conjures up images of ribald debauchery and unchecked hedonism. But while it’s true that Holland’s capitol allows for the legal satiation of nearly every vice and fetish, the city also offers a plethora of aboveboard cultural opportunities for travelers like myself, ranging from the spectacular Vincent van Gogh museum to the haunting attic apartment where Anne Frank penned the world’s most-read diary.
THE MAG: SEVEN QUESTIONS with Bryan Abrams from Color Me Badd
December 13, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Color me what? Yes, folks, it’s true. Color Me Badd, the band that sexed you up in the early ‘90s is back, stopping in town for a show at Abe & Jake’s. Unlike most reunions, the original foursome Bryan Abrams, Mark Calderon, Sam Watters and Kevin Thornton will be on hand, crooning their six Top 20 confections and basking in the warm glow of instant nostalgia.
THE MAG: Parting shot - Good migrations by Kyle Gerstner 12/13/2001
December 13, 2001
The Boss goes ballistic
Steinbrenner irked after being upstaged by Mets
December 13, 2001
Within moments of learning that Robbie Alomar had been traded to the Mets on Tuesday, George Steinbrenner exploded in anger at members of his hierarchy, demanding to know why the Yankees weren’t able to land baseball’s top second baseman.
New, leaner phone book hits streets this week
December 13, 2001
By Mark Fagan The latest version of the SBC Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages may be leaner than last year’s, but don’t assume that Lawrence is shrinking. The book’s publisher is getting a little more efficient, that’s all.
American Express to cut more jobs
December 13, 2001
Financial giant American Express said Wednesday it was eliminating 5,500 to 6,500 more jobs, mostly because of the drop-off in travel since the Sept. 11 attacks. The slump has hurt the company’s travel-planning services, which include vacation-package sales and online plane ticketing.
N.Y. family dealing with mounting bills
December 13, 2001
Five days a week for 28 years, Terry Cycon passed through “One Gate” at the Bethlehem Steel complex and wound his way to the powerful coke ovens that supplied the heat for turning ore into steel.
Commodities
December 13, 2001
Nonferrous metals New York Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday:
On the street
December 13, 2001
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
January summits to explore county economic development
December 13, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County residents should prepare to start hearing a lot more about economic development. Members of the Lawrence-Douglas County Economic Development Board Wednesday unveiled a plan to play host at a pair of economic development summits for the public in January.
The real thing
December 13, 2001
To the editor: Last Saturday my husband and I took our son to the Christmas parade and then to see Santa at Weaver’s. All the boys and girls waited patiently for Santa to arrive after seeing him in the parade. Santa entered with a boisterous voice and all the children immediately came to attention. I noticed right away the authentic white beard and hair and suspected this was not “one of Santa’s helpers.”
Commissioners review cost-of-living raises
December 13, 2001
Douglas County Commissioner Jere McElhaney told fellow commissioners Wednesday that he is going to do his own research on the cost-of-living increase the county gives to its employees each year.
Library unsure how magazine found way to Afghanistan
December 13, 2001
The FBI is investigating how a Chemical Week magazine bearing the Kansas City Public Library’s mailing address made its way to an abandoned al-Qaida training camp in Afghanistan.
Spurrier gives Berlin go-ahead to transfer
December 13, 2001
Florida quarterback Brock Berlin has asked for and received coach Steve Spurrier’s permission to transfer to another school.
THE MAG: CD REVIEWS - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.
December 13, 2001
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. “Eee-O 11: The Best of the Rat Pack”
Cardtable takes jabs at current events and downtown hierarchy
December 13, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near By now, most Lawrence theatergoers recognize the folks at Cardtable Theatre for their creative stagings of original writings and cutting-edge established works. Throw in signature pieces like the company’s “Victor Continental Show,” and there are plenty of avenues they have devised to lampoon anything in sight: short sketches, wicked parodies, profane puppet shows and not-for-your-mother musical numbers.
Top 25 Women: Iowa State tops Iowa, 82-64
December 13, 2001
Lindsey Wilson and the Iowa State Cyclones are making things difficult for their in-state rivals. The 5-foot-9 junior guard scored a career-high 29 points to lead the fifth-ranked Cyclones to an 82-64 victory over Iowa on Wednesday night.
s plight makes her glad she remained
December 13, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Sally Shamieh survived years of civil war in her hometown of Beirut, Lebanon. But it took her less than an hour to get mugged and stabbed in Lawrence on her first trip here. “This is so ironic,” she said. “I’ve been through so much … and then this happened.”
House passes bill to overhaul election system
December 13, 2001
Exactly one year after the Supreme Court halted a recount of Florida votes, the House passed a $2.6 billion bill Wednesday that overhauls the nation’s elections systems. The 362-63 vote culminated a year where Democrats and Republicans repeatedly sparred over the results of the George W. Bush-Al Gore presidential election that ended 36 days after voting.
Streak hits four
December 13, 2001
The Washington Wizards were ahead by two points, but the Miami Heat had the ball with 11 seconds to play. The Wizards gathered in their huddle, and something unusual happened.
Saving for higher education can cut taxes
December 13, 2001
The state treasurer is reminding Kansans that time is running out for people looking to cut their state tax bills by setting aside money for their children’s education. Kansas taxpayers have until Dec. 31 to enroll or make additional investments in a Learning Quest Education Savings account, if they want to receive a reduction in 2001 Kansas adjusted gross income for contributions of up to $4,000 per student if the taxpayer is married and filing jointly.
THE MAG: WHAT ARE YOU READING?
December 13, 2001
   
Police Briefs
December 13, 2001
Teen-ager suspected in sexual abuse case Overdose killed resident of Sunflower House Wall in residence hall damaged a second time Mom charged in death of 3-year-old boy Two people found dead in Kansas City home
Wet Wednesday
December 13, 2001
Meredith Morris, 5, left, keeps bundled up in the rain and cold as she walks with her mother, Rene Morris, and her younger brother, Jake, 18-months. The three were headed Wednesday to a dentist downtown and then to do some Christmas shopping. Today should be clearer but still chilly. For a complete forecast, please see page 8B.
Forget playoff
December 13, 2001
Now that we are finished with the insanity of college football, we can finally focus on something else: the lunacy of college football. Allowing a computer to pick your title contenders is weird enough. But sitting around for a month before you play the actual game is certifiably, undeniably and wholeheartedly, and I say this kindly, insane.
6Sports video report: Jayhawks take the Tigers 78 - 62
December 13, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawks’ performance Wednesday night at Princeton.
s made outdoors
December 13, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Amsterdam. It’s the kind of place that conjures up images of ribald debauchery and unchecked hedonism. But while it’s true that Holland’s capitol allows for the legal satiation of nearly every vice and fetish, the city also offers a plethora of aboveboard cultural opportunities for travelers like myself, ranging from the spectacular Vincent van Gogh museum to the haunting attic apartment where Anne Frank penned the world’s most-read diary.
THE MAG: Calendar
December 13, 2001
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
THE MAG: Top Movies
December 13, 2001
Forget playoff; worry about layoff
December 13, 2001
Now that we are finished with the insanity of college football, we can finally focus on something else: the lunacy of college football. Allowing a computer to pick your title contenders is weird enough. But sitting around for a month before you play the actual game is certifiably, undeniably and wholeheartedly, and I say this kindly, insane.
West Graham school district forced to close
December 13, 2001
A gloomy sky was only fitting as the State Board of Education voted to close the West Graham school district. By a 10-0 vote Wednesday, the board granted a petition for the district, based in Morland, to be disorganized and transferred to the Hill City school district.
U.S. discounts warning of attack from American Taliban
December 13, 2001
American Taliban fighter John Walker has told interrogators an al-Qaida attack on the United States was imminent, but the White House said Wednesday that U.S. officials have little reason to believe he would have specific information about impending terrorism.
Museums, libraries vie for Sept. 11 artifacts
December 13, 2001
A vertical blind, wildly twisted, found blocks from the World Trade Center. A card on which the U.S. flag is made of macaroni painted red, white and blue. A coffee-stained cup.All are now post-Sept. 11 museum pieces.
Gun-toting Rivera sparks debate on role of journalists
December 13, 2001
From his perch near Tora Bora, Afghanistan, Fox News Channel correspondent Geraldo Rivera seemed more agitated by a question about carrying a gun than by the mortar rounds that just exploded nearby.
Veteran steelworker copes with layoff
N.Y. family dealing with mounting bills
December 13, 2001
Five days a week for 28 years, Terry Cycon passed through “One Gate” at the Bethlehem Steel complex and wound his way to the powerful coke ovens that supplied the heat for turning ore into steel.
THE MAG: Not another ‘Nutcracker’
Kansas Regional Ballet selects a slightly different audience favorite this year
December 13, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Like the fruitcake that becomes overwhelming popular at only a select time of the year, the “Nutcracker” ballet seems to make an appearance every December at most every area venue capable of holding an audience. For that reason, Dennis Landsman went looking for another piece for his Kansas Regional Ballet to perform. He didn’t get very rowdy in his decision, selecting another popular ballet, Johann Straus’ full-length “Cinderella” as an alternative.
Arlington burial brings peace
December 13, 2001
Charles Frank Burlingame III, described as a gifted pilot who could “make the jets talk,” was buried Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery, three months and a day after terrorists crashed his plane into the Pentagon.
Mean Dean Edington departs Lawrence for Relapse Records
December 13, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Few saw it coming, but everyone knew it was inevitable. Dean Edington, aka Mean Dean the Metal Machine, is moving on, having scored a highly prestigious gig at Relapse Records in Philadelphia.
Tigers undone by KU pressure
December 13, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Eight games. Three Top 10 teams. Princeton may be the perennial Ivy League champion, but enough is enough. “That’s an understatement,” Princeton coach John Thompson said following Wednesday night’s 78-62 loss to Kansas, ranked No. 4 in the AP poll.
Miles given green light
December 13, 2001
By Gary Bedore If it looked like Kansas’ Aaron Miles was looking for his shot a little bit more in Wednesday night’s 78-62 victory over Princeton well, there’s a reason for that. Miles, Kansas University’s 6-foot-1 freshman guard from Portland, was given the green light to fire away, courtesy of coach Roy Williams.
Williams busts timepiece in diatribe
December 13, 2001
By Gary Bedore A new wristwatch is on Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams’ Christmas wish list today. Williams on Wednesday night busted the spiffy timepiece on his left hand during a fiery halftime oratory that sparked the Jayhawks in their sometimes-sloppy 78-62 victory over Princeton at Jadwin Gym.
A Topeka painter uses every tool at her disposal to display images
December 13, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Sherry Slaymaker started painting when she was 4 years old. By the second grade she was selling her work to fellow students, often earning enough money to buy her favorite candy bars. She grew up, studied and taught art, and has had her work displayed in galleries from Chicago to New York.
THE MAG: Art Notes
December 13, 2001
Lawrence musicians gather for concert Holiday vespers set at Washburn University CottonWood Winds to give holiday concert Rockhurst Review seeking entries
People
December 13, 2001
Liberty and justice for Babs Helmsley sued for back pay Tolkien a man of his letters Singer to receive transplant
THE MAG: Best Bets
December 13, 2001
   
Year adds years to Bush
President declared victor Dec. 13, 2000
December 13, 2001
He may be a wartime president, but President Bush was hardly solemn during a meeting at the White House with a handful of lawmakers last month, days after he threw out the first pitch of a World Series game at Yankee Stadium.
Saving for higher education can cut taxes
December 13, 2001
The state treasurer is reminding Kansans that time is running out for people looking to cut their state tax bills by setting aside money for their children’s education. Kansas taxpayers have until Dec. 31 to enroll or make additional investments in a Learning Quest Education Savings account, if they want to receive a reduction in 2001 Kansas adjusted gross income for contributions of up to $4,000 per student if the taxpayer is married and filing jointly.
THE MAG: Tooth and nail
December 13, 2001
By Jon Niccum Many Hollywood writers find inspiration for their screenplays in dangerous or sordid locales: a border town, a dark alley, a riverfront bar, an isolated highway. David Atkins found his in one of the safest, most sanitary places on earth.
Nation Briefs
December 13, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Cities report rising need for food, shelter aid Washington, D.C.: House passes intelligence bill Washington, D.C.: House No. 2 GOP slot may remain with Texas
Gift or obligation
December 13, 2001
Journal-World Editorial It’s easy for emotions to get tangled up if every gift is viewed as coming with strings attached. Somehow, the spirit of giving that is part of the holiday season has gotten a bit twisted.
6News video report: Industrial park plans hit speed bump
December 13, 2001
Alison Mann reports on problems the city commission came across while discussing the Maple Grove subdivision.
Israel cuts contact with Arafat
December 13, 2001
Israel cut off contact with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat Thursday, charging that he was “directly responsible” for the latest bloody attacks that killed 10 Israelis and wounded more than 30 others.
President declared victor Dec. 13, 2000
December 13, 2001
He may be a wartime president, but President Bush was hardly solemn during a meeting at the White House with a handful of lawmakers last month, days after he threw out the first pitch of a World Series game at Yankee Stadium.
But was it treason?
December 13, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Gaunt and wild-eyed, the face that stared out from the front pages belonged to an American kid from California. A spiritual quest took John Walker Lindh, 20, from a well-to-do suburb of San Francisco to take up arms with the Taliban.
18th-century role
December 13, 2001
So you’ve dazzled Hollywood with an Oscar-winning, true-life transformation as a woman with a sexual identity crisis who’s murdered after posing as a man. What do you do for an encore?
NHL Roundup: Devils strand Islanders in overtime, 3-2
December 13, 2001
Scott Niedermayer scored on a power play at 1:25 of overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night. Petr Sykora and Jason Arnott also scored as the Devils won for the fourth time in six games (4-1-1). Kenny Jonsson and Michael Peca scored for the Islanders, 1-4-1 in their last six.
THE MAG: News of the Weird
December 13, 2001
Lead stories As of September, Gregory Goins, age 47 and often homeless, had made 1,209 ambulance visits in five years to the emergency room at Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif., at a cost in public funds of about $900,000, to deal with “chest pains,” sometimes as often as twice a day. Because he is in poor health with very high blood pressure, the hospital is obliged to treat him, and according to an Associated Press dispatch, hospital personnel have grown accustomed to him despite the burdens he places on them. Said one doctor, “He’s got his 15 minutes of notoriety every day of the week.”
THE MAG: Film review - ‘Not Another Teen Movie’
December 13, 2001
By Loey Lockerby The most important rule for a good parody is to stay close to the source material. The more accurately you portray your targets, the more likely you are to hit on all the things that made them worthy of ridicule in the first place. Teen movies are especially easy to make fun of, full of people and situations that would never exist in the real world, but still presented as if they crystallize true adolescence.
Area briefs
December 13, 2001
KU starts Web site explaining tuition Community Mercantile Co-op to sponsor holiday blood drive KANU program receives funding for next year Illness forces Democrat to leave seat in House
College Football Briefs
December 13, 2001
Miami’s Shannon wins top assistant award Buffalo wins Mackey NU’s Crouch returns OSU’s Miles ailing NCAA erred on Rowell
But was it treason?
December 13, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Gaunt and wild-eyed, the face that stared out from the front pages belonged to an American kid from California. A spiritual quest took John Walker Lindh, 20, from a well-to-do suburb of San Francisco to take up arms with the Taliban.
From Marin to Taliban?
December 13, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe At 20, he’s already had an assortment of monikers. Doodoo@hooked.net. Suleyman Al-Lindh. Abdul Hamid. But the label that he’ll carry for the rest of his life is this one: American Taliban.
Arlington burial brings peace
December 13, 2001
Charles Frank Burlingame III, described as a gifted pilot who could “make the jets talk,” was buried Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery, three months and a day after terrorists crashed his plane into the Pentagon.
Israel cuts contact with Arafat
December 13, 2001
Israel cut off contact with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat Thursday, charging that he was “directly responsible” for the latest bloody attacks that killed 10 Israelis and wounded more than 30 others.
Tis a gift to be simple
Use some thought to help take the stress out of shopping
December 13, 2001
By Rebekah Zemansky and Sarah Shapiro Special to the Journal-World This article was a stumper to write. After all, the reason we chose this subject was that it is a difficult one, and one in which advice is always welcome. Unfortunately, we discovered that this applies to us, too.
Al-Qaida given new terms
Fighters must hand over leaders and surrender by noon today
December 13, 2001
Joined by U.S. special forces on their front lines in the eastern mountains, Afghan tribal commanders set a new deadline Wednesday for trapped al-Qaida fighters to surrender and said they must hand over their leaders as well.
Wildcat’s grudge benefits rival KU
KSU alum bequeaths $5 million to university
December 13, 2001
By Terry Rombeck James Sharp was miffed at his alma mater, Kansas State University, for not helping him land a job after graduation. So when he died, he left his entire estate $5 million to rival Kansas University.
College Football Briefs
December 13, 2001
Miami’s Shannon wins top assistant award Buffalo wins Mackey NU’s Crouch returns OSU’s Miles ailing NCAA erred on Rowell
Sept. 11 discombobulates U.S. liberals
December 13, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group America’s unending political argument is about how freedom both depends on government and is threatened by it, and competes with other values. That argument was raging in 1800, when the government, moving from Philadelphia to Washington, packed the executive branch archives. In seven boxes.
Learning Quest offers investment options
December 13, 2001
Learning Quest is a state-organized investment plan designed to help people save for a child’s college education.
s aid payments forces district to dip into reserves
December 13, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district dipped into reserve funds to counter an unexpected $700,000 shortfall in payments from the state, officials said Wednesday. “Everybody will get their paycheck. The bills will be paid,” said Kathy Johnson, the district’s budget director.
KSU alum bequeaths $5 million to university
December 13, 2001
By Terry Rombeck James Sharp was miffed at his alma mater, Kansas State University, for not helping him land a job after graduation. So when he died, he left his entire estate $5 million to rival Kansas University.
Wireless offers benefits and risks for Internet users
December 13, 2001
By Michael Newman This week your intrepid correspondent is coming to you from a secret location, deep underground, surrounded by unusual people, exotic aromas and strange music. The iced tea’s not bad though.
Horoscopes
December 13, 2001
Local briefs
December 13, 2001
Autographed Beatnik books missing from Lawrence store Lawrence Police are looking for three books written and autographed by Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs. The books were taken from Vagabond Bookman store, 1113 Mass. Howard Hartog, owner of the store, told police last week that the books disappeared sometime last March. He did not report them missing at the time. He called police last week after someone recently told him they had seen two of the three books in a Kansas City area store, Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. The books are: “Naked Lunch,” “The Ticket that Exploded” and “Nova Express,” a police report said. No information was released about which books reportedly had been seen. Police are continuing to investigate, Pattrick said. Burroughs, above, lived in Lawrence. He died in August 1997. _________________________________ Population: Homeless census numbers still being collected, tallied City officials are still tallying the numbers from a four-day census of Lawrence’s homeless population that ended Sunday. Cindy Nau, the city’s neighborhood programs specialist, said several big social service agencies still haven’t turned in their results. Neither have some individual volunteers, she said. Nau’s numbers, along with those of agencies contacted by the Journal-World the Salvation Army and Community Drop-In Center add up to about 130 homeless residents. That would be a drop from the 1998 count of 143. But officials warned that number does not include the volunteer surveys and might not indicate whether some people were counted twice. Full survey results, they said, might not be available until early next year. _________________________________ Courts: State questions witnesses in Franklin County murder trial Ottawa Prosecutors continued calling witnesses Wednesday during the second day of testimony in the Joseph Hayden murder trial. Franklin County District Court officials were unsure whether the prosecution would rest its case today. Kansas Assistant Atty. Gen. John Bork and Franklin County Atty. John Dowell are trying to prove that Hayden, 18, is guilty of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and aggravated burglary. Hayden, of Johnson County, is charged in the Nov. 1, 2000, beating death of Vivian Johnson, 85, in her rural Ottawa mobile home. Her husband, Howard Johnson, now 85, also was beaten but survived. Last week, Raymond Fuller, 24, also of Johnson County, was found guilty on two counts of attempted second-degree murder and aggravated burglary in the same incident. _________________________________ Kansas University: Cokie Roberts to receive William Allen White award Cokie Roberts, co-anchor of the ABC News Sunday morning program “This Week with Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts,” will receive the William Allen White Foundation’s National Citation in February at Kansas University. Roberts, also chief congressional analyst for ABC News and news analyst for National Public Radio, will be honored during William Allen White Day Feb. 6. The event is open to the public. A panel of William Allen White Foundation trustees chose Roberts to receive the citation. Since 1950, it has been given to journalists who exemplify the ideals of White, a nationally influential Kansas editor and publisher who died in 1944. Roberts joined ABC News in 1988. Before that, she was a contributor to PBS-TV’s MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour. Her coverage of the Iran/Contra affair for that program won her the Weintal Award in 1987. During more than 10 years at NPR, she won numerous awards.
NBA Roundup: Wizards win again
Streak hits four; Jordan nets 25
December 13, 2001
The Washington Wizards were ahead by two points, but the Miami Heat had the ball with 11 seconds to play. The Wizards gathered in their huddle, and something unusual happened.
Swank adopts royal airs
Oscar winner welcomes ‘bold’ 18th-century role
December 13, 2001
So you’ve dazzled Hollywood with an Oscar-winning, true-life transformation as a woman with a sexual identity crisis who’s murdered after posing as a man. What do you do for an encore?
Enron execs scrutinized
Auditor acknowledges problems
December 13, 2001
Lawmakers heaped criticism Wednesday on executives of collapsed Enron Corp., saying the executives enriched themselves through inside trading and financial gimmicks while running the energy-trading company into the ground.
A taste of Hanukkah
December 13, 2001
Handing out Hanukkah foods such as latke potato cakes and chocolate gelt coins, members of the Kansas University Hillel Foundation, Jon Grant, Los Angeles sophomore, left, and Lisa Raschke, assistant director of Hillel, center, share their Jewish holiday traditions with students including Danielle Willey, Junction City sophomore, right, in the Kansas Union. Hillel’s campus celebration of Hannukah was Wednesday.
Use some thought to help take the stress out of shopping
December 13, 2001
By Rebekah Zemansky and Sarah Shapiro Special to the Journal-World This article was a stumper to write. After all, the reason we chose this subject was that it is a difficult one, and one in which advice is always welcome. Unfortunately, we discovered that this applies to us, too.
THE MAG: KJHK 90.7 FM Loud Rock Top 15
December 13, 2001
1. Neurosis, “A Sun That Never Sets” 2. Emperor, “Prometheus: DIsciple of Fire”
Local briefs
December 13, 2001
Autographed Beatnik books missing from Lawrence store Lawrence Police are looking for three books written and autographed by Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs. The books were taken from Vagabond Bookman store, 1113 Mass. Howard Hartog, owner of the store, told police last week that the books disappeared sometime last March. He did not report them missing at the time. He called police last week after someone recently told him they had seen two of the three books in a Kansas City area store, Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. The books are: “Naked Lunch,” “The Ticket that Exploded” and “Nova Express,” a police report said. No information was released about which books reportedly had been seen. Police are continuing to investigate, Pattrick said. Burroughs, above, lived in Lawrence. He died in August 1997. _________________________________ Population: Homeless census numbers still being collected, tallied City officials are still tallying the numbers from a four-day census of Lawrence’s homeless population that ended Sunday. Cindy Nau, the city’s neighborhood programs specialist, said several big social service agencies still haven’t turned in their results. Neither have some individual volunteers, she said. Nau’s numbers, along with those of agencies contacted by the Journal-World the Salvation Army and Community Drop-In Center add up to about 130 homeless residents. That would be a drop from the 1998 count of 143. But officials warned that number does not include the volunteer surveys and might not indicate whether some people were counted twice. Full survey results, they said, might not be available until early next year. _________________________________ Courts: State questions witnesses in Franklin County murder trial Ottawa Prosecutors continued calling witnesses Wednesday during the second day of testimony in the Joseph Hayden murder trial. Franklin County District Court officials were unsure whether the prosecution would rest its case today. Kansas Assistant Atty. Gen. John Bork and Franklin County Atty. John Dowell are trying to prove that Hayden, 18, is guilty of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and aggravated burglary. Hayden, of Johnson County, is charged in the Nov. 1, 2000, beating death of Vivian Johnson, 85, in her rural Ottawa mobile home. Her husband, Howard Johnson, now 85, also was beaten but survived. Last week, Raymond Fuller, 24, also of Johnson County, was found guilty on two counts of attempted second-degree murder and aggravated burglary in the same incident. _________________________________ Kansas University: Cokie Roberts to receive William Allen White award Cokie Roberts, co-anchor of the ABC News Sunday morning program “This Week with Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts,” will receive the William Allen White Foundation’s National Citation in February at Kansas University. Roberts, also chief congressional analyst for ABC News and news analyst for National Public Radio, will be honored during William Allen White Day Feb. 6. The event is open to the public. A panel of William Allen White Foundation trustees chose Roberts to receive the citation. Since 1950, it has been given to journalists who exemplify the ideals of White, a nationally influential Kansas editor and publisher who died in 1944. Roberts joined ABC News in 1988. Before that, she was a contributor to PBS-TV’s MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour. Her coverage of the Iran/Contra affair for that program won her the Weintal Award in 1987. During more than 10 years at NPR, she won numerous awards.
People
December 13, 2001
Liberty and justice for Babs Helmsley sued for back pay Tolkien a man of his letters Singer to receive transplant
Horoscopes
December 13, 2001
For Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001: You’re strong-willed and others often react. Be more gentle in what you say. You might read people too closely for their comfort. If you are single, life is a barrel of surprises. Pick and choose your amour with care. You will not want to tie the knot until your next birthday. If you are attached, empathize more often with a loved one.
Legislators seek to broaden law on agroterrorism
December 13, 2001
Legislators recommended Wednesday that the state expand its agroterrorism laws to include the intentional exposure of plants to disease. Rep. Sharon Schwartz, member of the Special Committee on Agriculture, said the state should extend the same protection to crops as it does livestock.
Delay in state’s aid payments forces district to dip into reserves
December 13, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district dipped into reserve funds to counter an unexpected $700,000 shortfall in payments from the state, officials said Wednesday. “Everybody will get their paycheck. The bills will be paid,” said Kathy Johnson, the district’s budget director.
THE MAG: Movie Listings
December 13, 2001
THE MAG: CD REVIEWS - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.
December 13, 2001
THE MAG: Top Movies
December 13, 2001
Movies 1. “Ocean’s Eleven,” $39.2 million
Tar Heels enduring rough start
December 13, 2001
The price center Kris Lang is willing to pay to preserve North Carolina’s stature was evident as he lay in the visitor’s locker room at Rupp Arena, his pale face propped on a chair with only his warmup top as a pillow.
Free State rolls over Topeka High
December 13, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Move over Don King. Free State High wrestlers might have futures as promoters. Ranked sixth in Class 6A and wrestling at home for the first time this season, the Firebirds rolled to a 56-15 victory over Topeka High before a rowdy crowd.
Nation Briefs
December 13, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Cities report rising need for food, shelter aid Washington, D.C.: House passes intelligence bill Washington, D.C.: House No. 2 GOP slot may remain with Texas
Surging Wichita State travels to face struggling KU women
December 13, 2001
By Doug Pacey Wichita State had better take its best shot now, because it might not get another chance like this. Entering tonight’s 7 p.m. game against WSU (4-2), Kansas (3-6) owns a 30-5 all-time record against the Shockers and is 17-0 against WSU in Lawrence.
Budig right at home at Princeton
December 13, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Gene Budig was headed up in the elevator at Princeton’s Jadwin Gymnasium when the door opened and in stepped Drew Gooden, dressed in his pre-game warm-ups. Introduced to Gooden as a former Kansas University chancellor, Budig stuck out his mitt and asked Gooden if he had ever had any classes in Budig Hall.
Tigers undone by KU pressure
December 13, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Eight games. Three Top 10 teams. Princeton may be the perennial Ivy League champion, but enough is enough. “That’s an understatement,” Princeton coach John Thompson said following Wednesday night’s 78-62 loss to Kansas, ranked No. 4 in the AP poll.
Miles given green light
December 13, 2001
By Gary Bedore If it looked like Kansas’ Aaron Miles was looking for his shot a little bit more in Wednesday night’s 78-62 victory over Princeton well, there’s a reason for that. Miles, Kansas University’s 6-foot-1 freshman guard from Portland, was given the green light to fire away, courtesy of coach Roy Williams.
Lockwood, Reamon to join KU Hall of Fame Saturday
December 13, 2001
Bob Lockwood and Dick Reamon will be inducted into the Kansas University Athletic Hall of Fame during halftime ceremonies at Saturday’s Kansas-South Carolina State men’s basketball game.