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Anthrax found in fumigated Senate building
More chlorine gas to be pumped in
December 14, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 2:13 p.m.) Trace amounts of anthrax were found in a fumigated Senate office building, and officials said Friday that they would try again to kill the lingering spores with chlorine dioxide gas.
One person injured in west Lawrence traffic accident
December 14, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 11:34 a.m.) One person suffered injuries when a car crashed into a city truck Friday morning in western Lawrence near a road work site on Kasold Drive.
Eight Palestinians killed in Israeli West Bank sweep
December 14, 2001
(Updated Friday at 2:16 p.m.) Israeli troops raided four Palestinian towns and villages in the West Bank early Friday, killing eight Palestinians in gunbattles and arresting dozens of suspected militants in the most extensive sweep in 15 months of fighting.
Afghan forces claim they’ve found bin Laden’s cave
December 14, 2001
(Updated Friday at 3:08 p.m.) Enemy gunners hit two Americans on Friday as their band of special forces joined Afghan guerrillas attacking an al-Qaida machine-gun nest in the Tora Bora mountains. A tribal leader claimed Osama bin Laden may be cornered in a nearby cave.
India blames Pakistan-based militants for attack on Parliament
December 14, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 6:56 a.m.) The Indian government on Friday said it had evidence that a Pakistan-based Islamic militant group was to blame for the suicide attack at Parliament that claimed 12 lives.
College briefs
December 14, 2001
Xavier, Cincy fans unite UCLA standout out Towson will honor Goodman’s scholarship
Wisconsin wallops Drake
December 14, 2001
Jessie Stomski scored 20 points and No. 15 Wisconsin rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to beat Drake 74-61 on Thursday night. Tamara Moore added 16 points and 11 assists for Wisconsin (9-1), which held Drake scoreless for nearly 12 minutes in the second half and closed the game with a 23-6 run.
NFL briefs
December 14, 2001
Hayes hospitalized in critical condition Bettis listed as doubtful
NFL briefs
December 14, 2001
Hayes hospitalized in critical condition Bettis listed as doubtful
Engagement
December 14, 2001
Neill-Confer Craig and Sherri Neill, Lecompton, and Gary Confer, Lecompton, and Pam Confer, Perry, announce the engagement of their children, Stephanie Dawn Neill and Kevin James Confer, both of Lawrence.
Center support
December 14, 2001
Briefly
December 14, 2001
American truce mission in Mideast jeopardized Pope seeks to safeguard Christians in Holy Land Peers oppose new power in anti-terrorism bill
Briefly
December 14, 2001
American truce mission in Mideast jeopardized Pope seeks to safeguard Christians in Holy Land Peers oppose new power in anti-terrorism bill
Briefcase
December 14, 2001
Health care giant Aetna to cut jobs Qwest announces 7,000 more layoffs Cracker Barrel faces $100 million lawsuit Heinz profits rise
Briefcase
December 14, 2001
Health care giant Aetna to cut jobs Qwest announces 7,000 more layoffs Cracker Barrel faces $100 million lawsuit Heinz profits rise
People
December 14, 2001
Winslet marriage sinks McCartney holds Harrison’s hand at last meeting with ex-Beatle Judd ties knot in Scotland
Daily ticker
December 14, 2001
Dow Industrials 128.36, 9,766.45
Daily ticker
December 14, 2001
CU rips Southern
December 14, 2001
Stephane Pelle had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Blair Wilson added 20 points, including six three-pointers, as Colorado defeated Southern University 106-74 Thursday night at Coors Events Center.
6News video report: Is the Lawrence music scene hip or just hype?
December 14, 2001
Tina Terry reports on the Lawrence music scene and its impact on the local economy.
Nathlin H. Lamme
December 14, 2001
Child care advocate is new Youthville president
December 14, 2001
A child advocate from Illinois has been named president and CEO of United Methodist Youthville, the state’s largest foster-care contractor.
KU seeks increase for building budget at Edwards Campus
Requests to regents, Legislature aim to fund a second classroom facility
December 14, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Kansas University is seeking approval from the Kansas Board of Regents and the Legislature to increase the cost for a second building on its Edwards Campus in Overland Park, officials said Thursday.
Arc plans legislative approach
Developmental disabilities group seeks to make financial needs known
December 14, 2001
By Mindie Paget With a tight state budget looming, service organizations and interest groups from across Kansas will be lobbying the Legislature harder than ever for funding. Not only will lawmakers have to be creative in their search for new sources of money, but groups, including the developmental disabilities community, will have to make creative appeals.
Agency criticized over anthrax
December 14, 2001
Postal workers and doctors in states handling anthrax cases leveled criticism Thursday at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, saying the CDC has been reporting conflicting information and sometimes none at all.
Trust shuffle angers tribes
December 14, 2001
Tribal leaders from across the nation on Thursday told Interior Secretary Gale Norton they’re upset the government didn’t consult them before deciding to reshuffle billions of dollars in Indian trust assets.
Deadly attack made on India Parliament complex
December 14, 2001
Five suicide attackers in a car with government markings stormed Parliament with a barrage of grenades, explosives and rifle fire Thursday, killing seven other people in a bloody assault at the heart of the world’s largest democracy. Islamic militants, such as those fighting a 12-year insurgency in the disputed Himalayan province of Kashmir, were widely suspected of being behind the attack, which set off a 35-minute gunbattle outside the sprawling, red sandstone Parliament building. The gunfight was broadcast live on most of the country’s television stations.
Shipment to Cuba will include grain grown in Kansas
U.S.-approved deal raises hopes for future exports
December 14, 2001
By Mindie Paget and Terry Rombeck News that Kansas grain is among 24,000 metric tons of corn headed for Havana, Cuba, has planted a seed of hope in Douglas County farmer Pat Ross’ mind. “I’m glad that we’re finally opening up some trade with Cuba. I guess there’s no guarantee that this is more than a one-time thing for the present time, but at least we’ve got an opening there,” Ross said. “It’s been long overdue. I just think it’s kind of ridiculous that we’ve gone this long.”
Tape leaves U.S. aghast
Bin Laden praises Allah for success of terrorist attacks
December 14, 2001
Americans found it appalling, but in a way, not entirely shocking. There was Osama bin Laden, smiling, basking calmly in the success of the Sept. 11 hijackings, swapping war stories with a pal and invoking, over and over, the will of God. U.S. officials said it justifies the extraordinary efforts under way to catch or kill him. Around the world, key allies in the war on terrorism said it bolsters the rationale for the military campaign in Afghanistan. Some Muslims in the Mideast were skeptical at the tape’s authenticity, and many in the United States said it dealt a serious blow to efforts at persuading the public that terrorism and Islam are not one and the same.
Analysts upbeat despite retail slump
December 14, 2001
Retail sales plunged by a record 3.7 percent last month as the holiday shopping season was getting under way. But more recent information looks brighter for the economy, suggesting the huge wave of job layoffs is abating. Noting the new government reports Thursday, analysts said they still believed the current recession the country’s first in a decade would be a mild one, to end by late spring.
Athletes of the week
December 14, 2001
Texas Tech, Iowa should provide exciting matchup
Red Raiders, Hawkeyes hungry for postseason appearance in San Antonio
December 14, 2001
After three straight seasons of games featuring a failed national championship contender, this year’s Alamo Bowl will showcase two teams Texas Tech and Iowa that have limited postseason success in recent seasons.
O’Leary bio has flaw
Notre Dame coach never lettered in college
December 14, 2001
Notre Dame coach George O’Leary never earned a letter playing football at New Hampshire, even though his biography says he was awarded three. In his bio in Georgia Tech’s media guide, it states O’Leary earned three letters at New Hampshire at offensive line and fullback.
Pistons trip Knicks
December 14, 2001
Jerry Stackhouse took another step toward closing the gap between himself and the NBA’s elite. Stackhouse had a career-high 13 assists and 19 points and Corliss Williamson scored a season-high 24 points as Detroit beat the New York Knicks, 99-97, on Thursday night to maintain the best record in the Eastern Conference.
Top Guns pro football team to hold tryouts
December 14, 2001
Player tryouts for the Topeka Top Guns professional indoor football team are planned for Saturday evening at Sport2Sport, 5200 Clinton Parkway. Registration begins at 5 p.m. with the tryout running until 10 p.m. The registration fee is $40.
O’Meara, Couples lead
Woods two shots back at Challenge
December 14, 2001
Their world rankings suggest Mark O’Meara and Fred Couples don’t belong in the elite field at the Williams World Challenge. The 6-under 66s they posted Thursday proved otherwise.
Jayhawks make noise on offense
Kansas averages 89.5 points per game
December 14, 2001
By Gary Bedore Everybody’s been buzzing about Kansas University’s men’s basketball offense during the pre-conference portion of the season. The Jayhawks, who use three guards most of the time, have looked mighty pretty, zipping up and down court for an average of 89.5 points off 18.9 assists per game.
Quadruple teen homicide trial begins
December 14, 2001
The girlfriend of a man accused of killing four people was cowering behind a bed, her face covered with a pillow, when she was shot, a prosecutor said Thursday in the capital murder trial of Cornelius Oliver.
N.J. case won’t affect Kansas
State’s method of listing sex offenders still legal
December 14, 2001
A federal ruling concerning New Jersey’s sex offender law will not affect a similar law in Kansas, the Kansas attorney general’s office said.
Nimoy reflects on Jewish themes in ‘Star Trek’
December 14, 2001
Leonard Nimoy is not surprised that the “Star Trek” television series and movies that made him an icon of popular U.S. culture are now the basis of religious studies, especially in his own faith, Judaism. “There are strong Jewish concepts in ‘Star Trek,’” Nimoy, 70, says. “Social justice, meritocracy and the idea of tikkun olam, the healing of the universe it’s a ‘Star Trek’ argument.”
Sheriff wants bribery charges dropped
December 14, 2001
An attorney has filed a motion to have 34 bribery counts against Reno County Sheriff Larry Leslie dismissed.
KCI renovations delayed
Post-Sept. 11 security measures slow airport’s progress
December 14, 2001
Renovation work at Kansas City International Airport is running two months behind schedule because of increased security measures following the Sept. 11 terror attacks, officials said. The extra security measures affecting construction workers have included a ban on parking trucks and other vehicles next to the terminals and checkpoints in a restricted work area.
Former KBI agent aids farmers
December 14, 2001
The Kansas Farm Bureau has hired a former agent for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to help farmers reduce the threat of terrorism against their crops and livestock. The state’s leading farm group brought in retired KBI agent Scott Teeselink to study Kansas farms and ranches.
LMH receives high ranking
Health care organization renews hospital’s accreditation
December 14, 2001
By Jim Baker Lawrence Memorial Hospital received a high ranking from the nation’s top standards-setting body in health care. LMH learned of the results this week of an on-site survey of the hospital and physician practices conducted Nov. 12-15 by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
Putin berates U.S. missile decision
December 14, 2001
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty a “mistake.”
3rd recipient of artificial heart dies
December 14, 2001
A 74-year-old man who received a self-contained artificial heart has died, eight weeks after the device was implanted, doctors said Thursday. He was the third recipient of the pioneering device to die.
Contempt order sought against American Red Cross
December 14, 2001
The Food and Drug Administration asked a federal judge Thursday to hold the American Red Cross in contempt of court for “persistent and serious violations” of blood safety rules, escalating a years-long dispute between the FDA and the nation’s largest blood supplier.
Bush invokes privilege to keep documents secret
Lawmakers cry foul, threaten to take president to court
December 14, 2001
President Bush invoked executive privilege Thursday to block Congress from seeing prosecutors’ memos in controversial criminal cases in a move that angered lawmakers already concerned about access to sensitive information.
House approves tax relief for attack victims, recovery
December 14, 2001
The House passed legislation Thursday to give tax relief to families of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and provide $6.1 billion in tax breaks to help New York City recover.
Much will be at stake for Steelers, Ravens
December 14, 2001
If Kris Brown hadn’t missed four field goals against Baltimore in Pittsburgh five weeks ago, the Steelers would be home free in the AFC Central and the Ravens would be scrambling for a wild-card playoff berth.
Undrafted quarterbacks find success
Dolphins’ Fiedler, 49ers’ Garcia take long road to NFL starting roles
December 14, 2001
How many more Jay Fiedlers and Kurt Warners, Jeff Garcias and Todd Boumans is it going to take before those busted-out, high-finance quarterbacks in the NFL figure out the path to stardom?
Jeremy Giambi cited for marijuana possession
December 14, 2001
Oakland designated hitter Jeremy Giambi was cited at McCarran International Airport after security officers found about a half-ounce of marijuana in his bag. “It happened at 9:30 a.m. Monday during a routine security check,” Las Vegas police spokesman Tirso Dominguez told the Associated Press on Thursday.
Settlement talks collapse
Contraction grievance hearing resumes grievance hearing resumes
December 14, 2001
Talks collapsed Thursday on the proposed deal between players and owners that would delay any elimination of major league teams until after the 2002 season. The sides were close to agreement on a deal Monday that would ensure two teams most likely Minnesota and Montreal would not be folded before next season.
Nathlin H. Lamme
December 14, 2001
No services for Nathlin H. Lamme, 98, Oskaloosa, are planned at this time. Cremation is planned. Mr. Lamme died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Analysts upbeat despite retail slump
December 14, 2001
Retail sales plunged by a record 3.7 percent last month as the holiday shopping season was getting under way. But more recent information looks brighter for the economy, suggesting the huge wave of job layoffs is abating. Noting the new government reports Thursday, analysts said they still believed the current recession the country’s first in a decade would be a mild one, to end by late spring.
Trust shuffle angers tribes
December 14, 2001
Tribal leaders from across the nation on Thursday told Interior Secretary Gale Norton they’re upset the government didn’t consult them before deciding to reshuffle billions of dollars in Indian trust assets.
Agency criticized over anthrax
December 14, 2001
Postal workers and doctors in states handling anthrax cases leveled criticism Thursday at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, saying the CDC has been reporting conflicting information and sometimes none at all.
Jury starts deliberations in Ottawa murder case
December 14, 2001
By Mike Belt The fate of Joseph Hayden is now in the hands of seven women and five men.
Requests to regents, Legislature aim to fund a second classroom facility
December 14, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Kansas University is seeking approval from the Kansas Board of Regents and the Legislature to increase the cost for a second building on its Edwards Campus in Overland Park, officials said Thursday.
Child care advocate is new Youthville president
December 14, 2001
A child advocate from Illinois has been named president and CEO of United Methodist Youthville, the state’s largest foster-care contractor.
More chlorine gas to be pumped in
December 14, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 2:13 p.m.) Trace amounts of anthrax were found in a fumigated Senate office building, and officials said Friday that they would try again to kill the lingering spores with chlorine dioxide gas.
Ryder arrested on drug and shoplifting suspicion
December 14, 2001
Actress Winona Ryder was arrested for illegal drug possession and shoplifting clothing from a Saks Fifth Avenue boutique, police said Thursday.
Mulally
December 14, 2001
Memorial services for Charles R. “Dick” Mulally, 84, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Military inurnment services will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Mulally died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at Veterans Administration Hospital, Topeka.
Contempt order sought against American Red Cross
December 14, 2001
The Food and Drug Administration asked a federal judge Thursday to hold the American Red Cross in contempt of court for “persistent and serious violations” of blood safety rules, escalating a years-long dispute between the FDA and the nation’s largest blood supplier.
3rd recipient of artificial heart dies
December 14, 2001
A 74-year-old man who received a self-contained artificial heart has died, eight weeks after the device was implanted, doctors said Thursday. He was the third recipient of the pioneering device to die.
Putin berates U.S. missile decision
December 14, 2001
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty a “mistake.”
Woods two shots back at Challenge
December 14, 2001
Their world rankings suggest Mark O’Meara and Fred Couples don’t belong in the elite field at the Williams World Challenge. The 6-under 66s they posted Thursday proved otherwise.
Evans filling in for suspended Issel
December 14, 2001
Mike Evans has wanted to be a head coach for a long time, but he’s not happy about the reason he is getting the reins of the Denver Nuggets. Evans took over after the team suspended Dan Issel for four games after Issel insulted a fan following Tuesday’s loss to the Charlotte Hornets.
Anthem defends Blue Cross proposal
December 14, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Top company officials on Thursday defended the proposed sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as criticism of the deal mounted. A public hearing on the proposed purchase will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at the Maner Conference Center in Topeka.
Red Raiders, Hawkeyes hungry for postseason appearance in San Antonio
December 14, 2001
After three straight seasons of games featuring a failed national championship contender, this year’s Alamo Bowl will showcase two teams Texas Tech and Iowa that have limited postseason success in recent seasons.
Athletes of the week
December 14, 2001
City
s accreditation
December 14, 2001
By Jim Baker Lawrence Memorial Hospital received a high ranking from the nation’s top standards-setting body in health care. LMH learned of the results this week of an on-site survey of the hospital and physician practices conducted Nov. 12-15 by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
s progress
December 14, 2001
Renovation work at Kansas City International Airport is running two months behind schedule because of increased security measures following the Sept. 11 terror attacks, officials said. The extra security measures affecting construction workers have included a ban on parking trucks and other vehicles next to the terminals and checkpoints in a restricted work area.
Sheriff wants bribery charges dropped
December 14, 2001
An attorney has filed a motion to have 34 bribery counts against Reno County Sheriff Larry Leslie dismissed.
s method of listing sex offenders still legal
December 14, 2001
A federal ruling concerning New Jersey’s sex offender law will not affect a similar law in Kansas, the Kansas attorney general’s office said.
Center support
December 14, 2001
To the editor: It is interesting to observe the remarks that have been communicated by a couple of individuals in the neighborhood surrounding Kansas University and the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center. Only part of the story has been told.
Legislature juggles bills as budget worsens
December 14, 2001
The state is doing some financial juggling to catch up on its bills, even as the news about its budget grows worse.
Quadruple teen homicide trial begins
December 14, 2001
The girlfriend of a man accused of killing four people was cowering behind a bed, her face covered with a pillow, when she was shot, a prosecutor said Thursday in the capital murder trial of Cornelius Oliver.
Wisconsin wallops Drake
December 14, 2001
Jessie Stomski scored 20 points and No. 15 Wisconsin rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to beat Drake 74-61 on Thursday night. Tamara Moore added 16 points and 11 assists for Wisconsin (9-1), which held Drake scoreless for nearly 12 minutes in the second half and closed the game with a 23-6 run.
Dow sinks on warnings
December 14, 2001
Profit warnings from Ciena and Lucent Technologies, along with news of more layoffs and deteriorating retail sales, unnerved Wall Street on Thursday and prompted heavy selling. The spate of negative news indicated that parts of the economy are likely to remain weak early in 2002, a disappointment to investors who have been buying stocks for weeks on increasing confidence of an impending economic recovery.
CU rips Southern
December 14, 2001
Stephane Pelle had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Blair Wilson added 20 points, including six three-pointers, as Colorado defeated Southern University 106-74 Thursday night at Coors Events Center.
Questions led to trouble
December 14, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald When it comes right down to it, I suspect most of us find it easier to identify with American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh than we might admit. Granted, you and I aren’t likely to leave the comforts of home to go traipsing around the mountains of Afghanistan. Aren’t likely to turn up hirsute and mud-streaked, fighting on behalf of the Taliban. But 20-year-old Lindh or Walker, as he is said to prefer is recognizable in at least one respect. He is reported to have gotten into this mess while searching for truth and spiritual enlightenment.
Bin Laden praises Allah for success of terrorist attacks
December 14, 2001
Americans found it appalling, but in a way, not entirely shocking. There was Osama bin Laden, smiling, basking calmly in the success of the Sept. 11 hijackings, swapping war stories with a pal and invoking, over and over, the will of God. U.S. officials said it justifies the extraordinary efforts under way to catch or kill him. Around the world, key allies in the war on terrorism said it bolsters the rationale for the military campaign in Afghanistan. Some Muslims in the Mideast were skeptical at the tape’s authenticity, and many in the United States said it dealt a serious blow to efforts at persuading the public that terrorism and Islam are not one and the same.
Shifting alliances alter U.S. view of world
December 14, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe This fall’s terror attacks and Afghan war have focused America’s minds on the nation’s priorities and its interests. They have also plunged the country into a clash of civilizations that brought a swift end to the reverie of peace and prosperity of the last decade.
Trampling the law
December 14, 2001
To the editor: I am reeling in amazement at the performance of Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Children must learn that acts have consequences
December 14, 2001
How can I acquaint my 12-year-old with the need for responsible behavior throughout his life? He is desperately in need of this understanding. One important objective during the pre-adolescent period is to teach a child that actions have inevitable consequences. One of the most serious casualties in a permissive society is the failure to connect those two factors behavior and consequences.
Flexibility helps employers meet needs
December 14, 2001
By Jim Baker Festive displays abound at stores, restaurants and other public places this time of year. But are expressions of faith everything from Christmas trees to religious jewelry to desktop statuettes of the Buddha acceptable at work? An informal survey of Lawrence employers revealed that organizations in town are striving to meet the religious needs of their workers.
One daily multivitamin should be enough
December 14, 2001
I have been buying an expensive brand of vitamins that I am supposed to take eight times a day. That’s inconvenient, and I’m beginning to wonder if I need to spend $40 a month on this brand.
6Sports video report: Lady Jayhawks stun Wichita State
December 14, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the end of the Jayhawk women’s losing streak against Wichita State.
Kansas averages 89.5 points per game
December 14, 2001
By Gary Bedore Everybody’s been buzzing about Kansas University’s men’s basketball offense during the pre-conference portion of the season. The Jayhawks, who use three guards most of the time, have looked mighty pretty, zipping up and down court for an average of 89.5 points off 18.9 assists per game.
Mangino retains aides Jones, Bowen, adds Henderson to staff
December 14, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Mark Mangino made his first official announcement as Kansas University’s football coach Thursday, confirming he’s named three assistants to his staff. Former Southern Methodist University defensive backs coach/special teams coordinator Pat Henderson, a letterwinner for the Jayhawks in 1973, has returned to KU as its secondary coach, the school said in a statement.
On the record
December 14, 2001
On the record
December 14, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
NHL briefs
December 14, 2001
Lindros to miss week because of knee injury Sabres’ Rasmussen out at least one game
NHL briefs
December 14, 2001
Lindros to miss week because of knee injury Sabres’ Rasmussen out at least one game
Local briefs
December 14, 2001
Abandoned bucket of blood brings police investigation Lawrence Police are waiting on laboratory test results to determine whether a discovery Thursday was the result of foul play. Authorities were called at 3:14 p.m. to the 1400 block of Research Park Drive, where someone reported finding an abandoned bucket of what appeared to be blood, Lawrence Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Preliminary tests found the substance was blood, but police won’t know until lab results come back whether it was human or animal blood, Pattrick said. “There’s nothing that leads us to believe it’s human blood,” he said. “If it turns out to be human blood, then we have quite a bit of investigating to do.” A hazardous materials team from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical was called in to clean up the blood. Battalion Chief Peter Houston said it appeared the bucket, which was found in the street next to the curb, had been knocked over. ______ Law enforcement: Patrol to be on lookout tonight for drunken drivers Kansas Highway Patrol troopers will saturate Douglas County tonight watching for drunken drivers. From 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday, troopers will conduct in the county what they call Roving Aggressive Violations Enforcement, or R.A.V.E. Last year there were 218 alcohol-related traffic accidents in Douglas County, resulting in two deaths and 112 injuries, Highway Patrol Maj. Mark Goodloe said. The R.A.V.E. team of troopers is funded by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Traffic Safety. The team conducts its saturation patrols in areas of eastern Kansas that have been identified as having a high incidence of alcohol-related crashes. ______ Public schools: LHS student suspended after threatening teacher A 17-year-old Lawrence High School student was suspended last week after threatening a teacher, police and school officials said Thursday. Police were called to the high school the afternoon of Dec. 6 to investigate the incident, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. The student had been told by the teacher to quit talking so loud in class, Pattrick said. The student then allegedly threatened the teacher with physical harm. The student was suspended for five days because of his conduct, a school official said. He had already left the school when police arrived. There was no information available about an arrest or filing of charges. ______ Social services: Homeless advocacy group gets off to a slow start A Lawrence woman’s efforts to start another advocacy group for the city’s homeless are getting off to a slow start. Lani Oglesby, a homeless advocate, couldn’t show up Saturday to the first meeting she scheduled to discuss forming a new group to push for a year-round, wet shelter. She waited Thursday night at the Lawrence Public Library for people to attend a second meeting, but no one came. Oglesby, who has allowed homeless people to stay at her home for 20 years, said groups like the Lawrence Coalition for Homeless Concerns aren’t getting the job done and that the group she wants to form would push harder to open a year-round, wet shelter.
Trampling the law
December 14, 2001
College briefs
December 14, 2001
Xavier, Cincy fans unite UCLA standout out Towson will honor Goodman’s scholarship
6Sports video report: Gooden says Hawks similar to Blue Devils
December 14, 2001
The Jayhawks are among the nation’s leaders in field goal percentage and points per game.
6Sports video report: Lady Jayhawks stun Wichita State
December 14, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the end of the Jayhawk women’s losing streak against Wichita State.
Beloved administrator
December 14, 2001
s cave
December 14, 2001
(Updated Friday at 3:08 p.m.) Enemy gunners hit two Americans on Friday as their band of special forces joined Afghan guerrillas attacking an al-Qaida machine-gun nest in the Tora Bora mountains. A tribal leader claimed Osama bin Laden may be cornered in a nearby cave.
Ground rules for NFL games need to be examined
December 14, 2001
There are no easy or definitive answers about the sideline flap that took place Sunday at Green Bay. There are, however, a ton of questions: What are the exact ground rules for sideline reporters?
Beloved administrator
December 14, 2001
To the editor: Because of the nature of their jobs, one of the truisms of academic life is that administrators are, with few exceptions, neither beloved nor appreciated. Vice Chancellor David Ambler, who just announced his upcoming retirement, is one of the exceptions. Students at KU have never had a better friend nor abler spokesman. KU will march on, of course, but he will be missed and his performance will be hard to match.
Bigger government not justified
December 14, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., may or may not have discovered the meaning of life but he thinks he’s discovered the meaning of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks: bigger government.
Slugger signs for seven years, $120 million
December 14, 2001
His long hair trimmed and his goatee shaved, Jason Giambi stepped into Yankee Stadium wearing a three-piece suit and looking like a new man. As in, the kind of guy who puts on pinstripes for a living.
Developmental disabilities group seeks to make financial needs known
December 14, 2001
By Mindie Paget With a tight state budget looming, service organizations and interest groups from across Kansas will be lobbying the Legislature harder than ever for funding. Not only will lawmakers have to be creative in their search for new sources of money, but groups, including the developmental disabilities community, will have to make creative appeals.
Punkers tapped for rock hall of fame
December 14, 2001
The Ramones and the Talking Heads, two bands that helped define the punk sound, are among the artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for 2002.
Lieutenant governor warns leaders to avoid repeat of American Eagle project
December 14, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn The debate surrounding the American Eagle Outfitters project last year wasn’t fatal to Lawrence’s reputation among economic development professionals. But one more controversy like it certainly could be, the state’s top commerce official said Thursday. In a closed-door meeting with area leaders, Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer, also Kansas’ secretary of commerce, said the community needs to work hard to develop a plan for what type of future economic development it wants.
Eight Palestinians killed in Israeli West Bank sweep
December 14, 2001
(Updated Friday at 2:16 p.m.) Israeli troops raided four Palestinian towns and villages in the West Bank early Friday, killing eight Palestinians in gunbattles and arresting dozens of suspected militants in the most extensive sweep in 15 months of fighting.
Spirituality
December 14, 2001
Good vibrations: Beepers used to send prayers Lutheran president criticized for prayer with ‘liberals’ Faith Web sites cater to Jewish children, Catholics
December 14, 2001
Leonard Nimoy is not surprised that the “Star Trek” television series and movies that made him an icon of popular U.S. culture are now the basis of religious studies, especially in his own faith, Judaism. “There are strong Jewish concepts in ‘Star Trek,’” Nimoy, 70, says. “Social justice, meritocracy and the idea of tikkun olam, the healing of the universe it’s a ‘Star Trek’ argument.”
Religion briefs
December 14, 2001
Corpus Christi plans holiday services First Presbyterian slates youth program St. John’s marks Guadalupe feast Center welcomes Russian musician
Deadly attack made on India Parliament complex
December 14, 2001
Five suicide attackers in a car with government markings stormed Parliament with a barrage of grenades, explosives and rifle fire Thursday, killing seven other people in a bloody assault at the heart of the world’s largest democracy. Islamic militants, such as those fighting a 12-year insurgency in the disputed Himalayan province of Kashmir, were widely suspected of being behind the attack, which set off a 35-minute gunbattle outside the sprawling, red sandstone Parliament building. The gunfight was broadcast live on most of the country’s television stations.
Sound off
December 14, 2001
Is there someplace to purchase a book with the Sunday crossword puzzles? “The Universal Crossword Puzzle Book” by Timothy Parker is to be published in May 2002. You can order it in advance at www.borders.com for $9.95.
County policy-maker does his own consumer price research by buying a basket of groceries
December 14, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Call it the McElhaney Index. Douglas County Commissioner Jere McElhaney doesn’t claim to be an economist. But he was concerned enough about the commission’s decision this week giving county employees a 3 percent cost-of-living increase that he decided to do some seat-of-the-pants consumer price research.
s arrogance
December 14, 2001
J-W Editorials U.S. Rep. Gary Condit plows on, and the question is whether the voters are suckers. U.S. Rep. Gary Condit of California must be a zealous devotee of the old P.T. Barnum declaration that “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Barnum made a lush living and a good life for himself by proving you can fool somebody somewhere all the time.
Maple Leafs nip Blues in overtime, 4-3
December 14, 2001
Mats Sundin scored 43 seconds into overtime Thursday night, giving the Toronto Maple Leafs a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues. Sundin scored a power-play goal on a 2-on-1 break with Alexander Mogilny seconds after Al MacInnis shot high on the other end.
t cover costs, commissioner says
December 14, 2001
The state’s top educator said President Bush’s sweeping education plan will mean increased reading and math testing for Kansas students and he’s concerned whether there will be enough money to pay for it.
Contraction grievance hearing resumes grievance hearing resumes
December 14, 2001
Talks collapsed Thursday on the proposed deal between players and owners that would delay any elimination of major league teams until after the 2002 season. The sides were close to agreement on a deal Monday that would ensure two teams most likely Minnesota and Montreal would not be folded before next season.
Spirituality
December 14, 2001
Good vibrations: Beepers used to send prayers Lutheran president criticized for prayer with ‘liberals’ Faith Web sites cater to Jewish children, Catholics
Charles R. “Dick” Mulally
December 14, 2001
Snatch-and-grab’ units dispatched to Tora Bora; bin Laden targeted
December 14, 2001
The U.S. military has sent special operations sniper and “snatch-and-grab” teams to the Tora Bora area of eastern Afghanistan to assist in killing or capturing Osama bin Laden and other senior leaders of the al-Qaida network, senior defense officials said Thursday night. The arrival of the highly trained commandos indicated that war planners at the U.S. Central Command believe bin Laden and other al-Qaida leaders have not fled the region and are now cornered in heavily fortified cave and tunnel complexes.
Lafayette names coach
December 14, 2001
Louisiana at Lafayette hired Virginia Tech assistant Rickey Bustle as its new head coach Thursday.
Children must learn that acts have consequences
December 14, 2001
How can I acquaint my 12-year-old with the need for responsible behavior throughout his life? He is desperately in need of this understanding. One important objective during the pre-adolescent period is to teach a child that actions have inevitable consequences. One of the most serious casualties in a permissive society is the failure to connect those two factors behavior and consequences.
Denver assistant in charge
Evans filling in for suspended Issel
December 14, 2001
Mike Evans has wanted to be a head coach for a long time, but he’s not happy about the reason he is getting the reins of the Denver Nuggets. Evans took over after the team suspended Dan Issel for four games after Issel insulted a fan following Tuesday’s loss to the Charlotte Hornets.
It’s official: Giambi a Yankee
Slugger signs for seven years, $120 million
December 14, 2001
His long hair trimmed and his goatee shaved, Jason Giambi stepped into Yankee Stadium wearing a three-piece suit and looking like a new man. As in, the kind of guy who puts on pinstripes for a living.
Legislature juggles bills as budget worsens
December 14, 2001
The state is doing some financial juggling to catch up on its bills, even as the news about its budget grows worse.
Questions led to trouble
December 14, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald When it comes right down to it, I suspect most of us find it easier to identify with American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh than we might admit. Granted, you and I aren’t likely to leave the comforts of home to go traipsing around the mountains of Afghanistan. Aren’t likely to turn up hirsute and mud-streaked, fighting on behalf of the Taliban. But 20-year-old Lindh or Walker, as he is said to prefer is recognizable in at least one respect. He is reported to have gotten into this mess while searching for truth and spiritual enlightenment.
Shifting alliances alter U.S. view of world
December 14, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe This fall’s terror attacks and Afghan war have focused America’s minds on the nation’s priorities and its interests. They have also plunged the country into a clash of civilizations that brought a swift end to the reverie of peace and prosperity of the last decade.
Engagement
December 14, 2001
Anthem defends Blue Cross proposal
December 14, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Top company officials on Thursday defended the proposed sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as criticism of the deal mounted. A public hearing on the proposed purchase will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at the Maner Conference Center in Topeka.
Keady, NCAA disputing coach’s victory total
College’s governing body says Purdue shouldn’t count forfeited games
December 14, 2001
Coach Gene Keady and Purdue think he’s on the verge of winning his 500th game. The NCAA disagrees. While school officials will count Keady’s next victory as No. 500, the NCAA has a different tally.
Jury starts deliberations in Ottawa murder case
December 14, 2001
By Mike Belt The fate of Joseph Hayden is now in the hands of seven women and five men.
Harrick heads home to face Waves
Georgia coach to see former school, old friends Monday night at Pepperdine
December 14, 2001
If Jim Harrick felt the blues, he’d look out from his perch on the Malibu hillside and see the waves rolling in. The sight cured him every time. That was Harrick’s view from 1979-88 as coach at Pepperdine. He described those years in his 1995 book as a “vanilla life. … smooth and perfect.”
Mets sign Cedeno, Weathers
Rangers send pitcher Oliver to Red Sox for outfielder Everett
December 14, 2001
The big names went to the big markets at the winter meetings. New York’s Yankees and Mets and the Boston Red Sox took care of business at baseball’s five-day swap session, while most other teams preferred to wait as trade talks became more fashionable than flashing cash.
Election reform bill introduced in Senate
December 14, 2001
In an important advance for election reform, five senators unveiled a bipartisan bill Thursday that would give states billions of dollars to improve voting technology, education and training.
Ryder arrested on drug and shoplifting suspicion
December 14, 2001
Actress Winona Ryder was arrested for illegal drug possession and shoplifting clothing from a Saks Fifth Avenue boutique, police said Thursday.
Punkers tapped for rock hall of fame
December 14, 2001
The Ramones and the Talking Heads, two bands that helped define the punk sound, are among the artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for 2002.
Lawmakers cry foul, threaten to take president to court
December 14, 2001
President Bush invoked executive privilege Thursday to block Congress from seeing prosecutors’ memos in controversial criminal cases in a move that angered lawmakers already concerned about access to sensitive information.
Obesity to rival smoking fatalities
December 14, 2001
Some 300,000 Americans a year die from illnesses caused or worsened by obesity, a toll that may soon overtake tobacco as the chief cause of preventable deaths, the surgeon general said Thursday.
For 51 years, he kept game scores, drove bus
December 14, 2001
By Joy Ludwig He tended the scores and kept the time at hundreds of school basketball and football games here for 51 consecutive years. As a school bus driver he watched hundreds of children grow up. He logged thousands of miles driving sports teams to state championships and out-of-state games.
Commodities
December 14, 2001
St. Joseph livestock St. Joseph, Mo. (ap) Quotations for Thursday:
units dispatched to Tora Bora
December 14, 2001
The U.S. military has sent special operations sniper and “snatch-and-grab” teams to the Tora Bora area of eastern Afghanistan to assist in killing or capturing Osama bin Laden and other senior leaders of the al-Qaida network, senior defense officials said Thursday night. The arrival of the highly trained commandos indicated that war planners at the U.S. Central Command believe bin Laden and other al-Qaida leaders have not fled the region and are now cornered in heavily fortified cave and tunnel complexes.
One person injured in west Lawrence traffic accident
December 14, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 11:34 a.m.) One person suffered injuries when a car crashed into a city truck Friday morning in western Lawrence near a road work site on Kasold Drive.
House approves tax relief for attack victims, recovery
December 14, 2001
The House passed legislation Thursday to give tax relief to families of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and provide $6.1 billion in tax breaks to help New York City recover.
Notre Dame coach never lettered in college
December 14, 2001
Notre Dame coach George O’Leary never earned a letter playing football at New Hampshire, even though his biography says he was awarded three. In his bio in Georgia Tech’s media guide, it states O’Leary earned three letters at New Hampshire at offensive line and fullback.
Garcia take long road to NFL starting roles
December 14, 2001
How many more Jay Fiedlers and Kurt Warners, Jeff Garcias and Todd Boumans is it going to take before those busted-out, high-finance quarterbacks in the NFL figure out the path to stardom?
Firm taking $700 million hit from attacks
December 14, 2001
Boeing Co. opted Thursday to scale back production of its money-losing 717 airplane rather than scrap the program, and predicted $700 million in fourth-quarter charges stemming mostly from the Sept. 11 attacks. In related fallout from the aviation industry slump, the world’s biggest aircraft maker also announced it would cut 1,000 to 1,500 jobs from its helicopter plant outside Philadelphia by mid-2004 to cope with fallen demand.
Much will be at stake for Steelers, Ravens
December 14, 2001
If Kris Brown hadn’t missed four field goals against Baltimore in Pittsburgh five weeks ago, the Steelers would be home free in the AFC Central and the Ravens would be scrambling for a wild-card playoff berth.
Rangers send pitcher Oliver to Red Sox for outfielder Everett
December 14, 2001
The big names went to the big markets at the winter meetings. New York’s Yankees and Mets and the Boston Red Sox took care of business at baseball’s five-day swap session, while most other teams preferred to wait as trade talks became more fashionable than flashing cash.
t count forfeited games
December 14, 2001
Coach Gene Keady and Purdue think he’s on the verge of winning his 500th game. The NCAA disagrees. While school officials will count Keady’s next victory as No. 500, the NCAA has a different tally.
Headline News Lawrence - video report
December 14, 2001
Lawrence couple donates 40 acres of land to city One person injured in car crash with city truck Local band making it big KU women’s basketball team battles WSU
India blames Pakistan-based militants for attack on Parliament
December 14, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 6:56 a.m.) The Indian government on Friday said it had evidence that a Pakistan-based Islamic militant group was to blame for the suicide attack at Parliament that claimed 12 lives.
Births
December 14, 2001
Mr. and Mrs. Zach Jackson, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
6Sports video report: Gooden says Hawks similar to Blue Devils
December 14, 2001
The Jayhawks are among the nation’s leaders in field goal percentage and points per game.
Georgia coach to see former school, old friends Monday night at Pepperdine
December 14, 2001
If Jim Harrick felt the blues, he’d look out from his perch on the Malibu hillside and see the waves rolling in. The sight cured him every time. That was Harrick’s view from 1979-88 as coach at Pepperdine. He described those years in his 1995 book as a “vanilla life. … smooth and perfect.”
Make homes fit for man, beast
December 14, 2001
They’re the inevitabilities of pet ownership: fur on the furniture, paw prints on the floor, the occasional accident which, of course, usually happens right in the middle of the bed.
Election reform bill introduced in Senate
December 14, 2001
In an important advance for election reform, five senators unveiled a bipartisan bill Thursday that would give states billions of dollars to improve voting technology, education and training.
College briefs
December 14, 2001
Colorado student alleges she was raped at football party Barnett uncertain on Fiesta quarterback Boise State QB charged with DUI Three Kentucky players charged with arson
Lafayette names coach
December 14, 2001
Louisiana at Lafayette hired Virginia Tech assistant Rickey Bustle as its new head coach Thursday.
Baseball briefs
December 14, 2001
Tigers sign Paquette to two-year contract Orioles trade Wasdin to Phillies for Brock
News briefs
December 14, 2001
Families bury Green Berets Sept. 11 widow takes own life Britain passes anti-terror law
Education chief says more tests will strain budget
Federal bill to improve schooling doesn’t cover costs, commissioner says
December 14, 2001
The state’s top educator said President Bush’s sweeping education plan will mean increased reading and math testing for Kansas students and he’s concerned whether there will be enough money to pay for it.
Make homes fit for man, beast
December 14, 2001
They’re the inevitabilities of pet ownership: fur on the furniture, paw prints on the floor, the occasional accident which, of course, usually happens right in the middle of the bed.
On the street
December 14, 2001
Should tax dollars be used to give cost-of-living increases to local government employees? Jeff Morphew, tax accountant, Kansas City, Mo.
Former KBI agent aids farmers
December 14, 2001
The Kansas Farm Bureau has hired a former agent for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to help farmers reduce the threat of terrorism against their crops and livestock. The state’s leading farm group brought in retired KBI agent Scott Teeselink to study Kansas farms and ranches.
Jeremy Giambi cited for marijuana possession
December 14, 2001
Oakland designated hitter Jeremy Giambi was cited at McCarran International Airport after security officers found about a half-ounce of marijuana in his bag. “It happened at 9:30 a.m. Monday during a routine security check,” Las Vegas police spokesman Tirso Dominguez told the Associated Press on Thursday.
Haskell field upgraded
December 14, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Following years of wear and tear, Haskell Stadium’s football field has just been upgraded. Early Saturday morning, approximately 60 people with ties to the city high school football programs and Haskell Indian Nations University helped lay 2,600 square yards of sod between the hash marks in less than an hour.
College briefs
December 14, 2001
Colorado student alleges she was raped at football party Barnett uncertain on Fiesta quarterback Boise State QB charged with DUI Three Kentucky players charged with arson
Pistons trip Knicks
December 14, 2001
Jerry Stackhouse took another step toward closing the gap between himself and the NBA’s elite. Stackhouse had a career-high 13 assists and 19 points and Corliss Williamson scored a season-high 24 points as Detroit beat the New York Knicks, 99-97, on Thursday night to maintain the best record in the Eastern Conference.
Baseball briefs
December 14, 2001
Tigers sign Paquette to two-year contract Orioles trade Wasdin to Phillies for Brock
Condit’s arrogance
December 14, 2001
J-W Editorials U.S. Rep. Gary Condit plows on, and the question is whether the voters are suckers. U.S. Rep. Gary Condit of California must be a zealous devotee of the old P.T. Barnum declaration that “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Barnum made a lush living and a good life for himself by proving you can fool somebody somewhere all the time.
Obesity to rival smoking fatalities
December 14, 2001
Some 300,000 Americans a year die from illnesses caused or worsened by obesity, a toll that may soon overtake tobacco as the chief cause of preventable deaths, the surgeon general said Thursday.
Maple Leafs nip Blues in overtime, 4-3
December 14, 2001
Mats Sundin scored 43 seconds into overtime Thursday night, giving the Toronto Maple Leafs a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues. Sundin scored a power-play goal on a 2-on-1 break with Alexander Mogilny seconds after Al MacInnis shot high on the other end.
U.S.-approved deal raises hopes for future exports
December 14, 2001
By Mindie Paget and Terry Rombeck News that Kansas grain is among 24,000 metric tons of corn headed for Havana, Cuba, has planted a seed of hope in Douglas County farmer Pat Ross’ mind. “I’m glad that we’re finally opening up some trade with Cuba. I guess there’s no guarantee that this is more than a one-time thing for the present time, but at least we’ve got an opening there,” Ross said. “It’s been long overdue. I just think it’s kind of ridiculous that we’ve gone this long.”
People
December 14, 2001
Winslet marriage sinks McCartney holds Harrison’s hand at last meeting with ex-Beatle Judd ties knot in Scotland
Bill raises military pay, funds missile defense
December 14, 2001
Overcoming objections to base closings, Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $343 billion defense authorization bill. It includes the largest military pay raise in two decades, an increase in anti-terrorism money and full funding of President Bush’s missile defense efforts. The vote in the House was 382-40, followed several hours later by a 96-2 vote in the Senate.
News briefs
December 14, 2001
Families bury Green Berets Sept. 11 widow takes own life Britain passes anti-terror law
Area briefs
December 14, 2001
Three-car wreck kills 18-year-old from Meriden Agency celebrates 1st match at Big Brothers/Big Sisters Chess tourney sponsored at Bethany College
Sideline reporting needs review
Ground rules for NFL games need to be examined
December 14, 2001
There are no easy or definitive answers about the sideline flap that took place Sunday at Green Bay. There are, however, a ton of questions: What are the exact ground rules for sideline reporters?
Religion at work
Flexibility helps employers meet needs
December 14, 2001
By Jim Baker Festive displays abound at stores, restaurants and other public places this time of year. But are expressions of faith everything from Christmas trees to religious jewelry to desktop statuettes of the Buddha acceptable at work? An informal survey of Lawrence employers revealed that organizations in town are striving to meet the religious needs of their workers.
Baldwin to honor school volunteer
For 51 years, he kept game scores, drove bus
December 14, 2001
By Joy Ludwig He tended the scores and kept the time at hundreds of school basketball and football games here for 51 consecutive years. As a school bus driver he watched hundreds of children grow up. He logged thousands of miles driving sports teams to state championships and out-of-state games.
Business climate sprouts worry
Lieutenant governor warns leaders to avoid repeat of American Eagle project
December 14, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn The debate surrounding the American Eagle Outfitters project last year wasn’t fatal to Lawrence’s reputation among economic development professionals. But one more controversy like it certainly could be, the state’s top commerce official said Thursday. In a closed-door meeting with area leaders, Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer, also Kansas’ secretary of commerce, said the community needs to work hard to develop a plan for what type of future economic development it wants.
Dow sinks on warnings
December 14, 2001
Profit warnings from Ciena and Lucent Technologies, along with news of more layoffs and deteriorating retail sales, unnerved Wall Street on Thursday and prompted heavy selling. The spate of negative news indicated that parts of the economy are likely to remain weak early in 2002, a disappointment to investors who have been buying stocks for weeks on increasing confidence of an impending economic recovery.
Mangino retains aides Jones, Bowen, adds Henderson to staff
December 14, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Mark Mangino made his first official announcement as Kansas University’s football coach Thursday, confirming he’s named three assistants to his staff. Former Southern Methodist University defensive backs coach/special teams coordinator Pat Henderson, a letterwinner for the Jayhawks in 1973, has returned to KU as its secondary coach, the school said in a statement.
Boeing to trim production of 717
Firm taking $700 million hit from attacks
December 14, 2001
Boeing Co. opted Thursday to scale back production of its money-losing 717 airplane rather than scrap the program, and predicted $700 million in fourth-quarter charges stemming mostly from the Sept. 11 attacks. In related fallout from the aviation industry slump, the world’s biggest aircraft maker also announced it would cut 1,000 to 1,500 jobs from its helicopter plant outside Philadelphia by mid-2004 to cope with fallen demand.
KU stings Shockers
Big second half boosts Jayhawks, 82-66
December 14, 2001
By Doug Pacey Don’t blame Kansas University’s players if they’re a little hesitant to leave the court at halftime of their next game, especially if the Jayhawks are trailing. Down 34-33 against Wichita State on Thursday night at Allen Fieldhouse, KU women’s basketball coach Marian Washington let her players have it.
Haskell field upgraded
December 14, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Following years of wear and tear, Haskell Stadium’s football field has just been upgraded. Early Saturday morning, approximately 60 people with ties to the city high school football programs and Haskell Indian Nations University helped lay 2,600 square yards of sod between the hash marks in less than an hour.
Bill raises military pay, funds missile defense
December 14, 2001
Overcoming objections to base closings, Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $343 billion defense authorization bill. It includes the largest military pay raise in two decades, an increase in anti-terrorism money and full funding of President Bush’s missile defense efforts. The vote in the House was 382-40, followed several hours later by a 96-2 vote in the Senate.
One daily multivitamin should be enough
December 14, 2001
I have been buying an expensive brand of vitamins that I am supposed to take eight times a day. That’s inconvenient, and I’m beginning to wonder if I need to spend $40 a month on this brand.
Top Guns pro football team to hold tryouts
December 14, 2001
Player tryouts for the Topeka Top Guns professional indoor football team are planned for Saturday evening at Sport2Sport, 5200 Clinton Parkway. Registration begins at 5 p.m. with the tryout running until 10 p.m. The registration fee is $40.
Big second half boosts Jayhawks, 82-66
December 14, 2001
By Doug Pacey Don’t blame Kansas University’s players if they’re a little hesitant to leave the court at halftime of their next game, especially if the Jayhawks are trailing. Down 34-33 against Wichita State on Thursday night at Allen Fieldhouse, KU women’s basketball coach Marian Washington let her players have it.
6News video report: Is the Lawrence music scene hip or just hype?
December 14, 2001
Tina Terry reports on the Lawrence music scene and its impact on the local economy.
Local briefs
December 14, 2001
Abandoned bucket of blood brings police investigation Lawrence Police are waiting on laboratory test results to determine whether a discovery Thursday was the result of foul play. Authorities were called at 3:14 p.m. to the 1400 block of Research Park Drive, where someone reported finding an abandoned bucket of what appeared to be blood, Lawrence Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Preliminary tests found the substance was blood, but police won’t know until lab results come back whether it was human or animal blood, Pattrick said. “There’s nothing that leads us to believe it’s human blood,” he said. “If it turns out to be human blood, then we have quite a bit of investigating to do.” A hazardous materials team from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical was called in to clean up the blood. Battalion Chief Peter Houston said it appeared the bucket, which was found in the street next to the curb, had been knocked over. ______ Law enforcement: Patrol to be on lookout tonight for drunken drivers Kansas Highway Patrol troopers will saturate Douglas County tonight watching for drunken drivers. From 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday, troopers will conduct in the county what they call Roving Aggressive Violations Enforcement, or R.A.V.E. Last year there were 218 alcohol-related traffic accidents in Douglas County, resulting in two deaths and 112 injuries, Highway Patrol Maj. Mark Goodloe said. The R.A.V.E. team of troopers is funded by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Traffic Safety. The team conducts its saturation patrols in areas of eastern Kansas that have been identified as having a high incidence of alcohol-related crashes. ______ Public schools: LHS student suspended after threatening teacher A 17-year-old Lawrence High School student was suspended last week after threatening a teacher, police and school officials said Thursday. Police were called to the high school the afternoon of Dec. 6 to investigate the incident, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. The student had been told by the teacher to quit talking so loud in class, Pattrick said. The student then allegedly threatened the teacher with physical harm. The student was suspended for five days because of his conduct, a school official said. He had already left the school when police arrived. There was no information available about an arrest or filing of charges. ______ Social services: Homeless advocacy group gets off to a slow start A Lawrence woman’s efforts to start another advocacy group for the city’s homeless are getting off to a slow start. Lani Oglesby, a homeless advocate, couldn’t show up Saturday to the first meeting she scheduled to discuss forming a new group to push for a year-round, wet shelter. She waited Thursday night at the Lawrence Public Library for people to attend a second meeting, but no one came. Oglesby, who has allowed homeless people to stay at her home for 20 years, said groups like the Lawrence Coalition for Homeless Concerns aren’t getting the job done and that the group she wants to form would push harder to open a year-round, wet shelter.
Horoscopes
December 14, 2001
Horoscopes
December 14, 2001
For Friday, Dec. 14, 2001 Those with birthdays today: Much will change in your life this year. Graciously let go of what no longer works, and you gain easily. You’re unusually talented and gifted, though sometimes self-absorbed this year. If you are single, don’t count any relationship as long-term until your next birthday. Just enjoy each other. Don’t make plans. If you are attached, remember as you transform that your loved one has to change and flex. Be more indulgent and understanding.
Area briefs
December 14, 2001
Three-car wreck kills 18-year-old from Meriden Agency celebrates 1st match at Big Brothers/Big Sisters Chess tourney sponsored at Bethany College
Religion briefs
December 14, 2001
Corpus Christi plans holiday services First Presbyterian slates youth program St. John’s marks Guadalupe feast Center welcomes Russian musician
Bigger government not justified
December 14, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., may or may not have discovered the meaning of life but he thinks he’s discovered the meaning of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks: bigger government.
Commissioner goes shopping to test cost of living
County policy-maker does his own consumer price research by buying a basket of groceries
December 14, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Call it the McElhaney Index. Douglas County Commissioner Jere McElhaney doesn’t claim to be an economist. But he was concerned enough about the commission’s decision this week giving county employees a 3 percent cost-of-living increase that he decided to do some seat-of-the-pants consumer price research.