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Kansas cruises over the Bulldogs: 106-73
December 15, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 9:21 p.m.) Kansas set a record in its final game in Allen Fieldhouse for 2001. The Jayhawks made their first 17 free throws—in a row—on their way to a 106-73 thrashing of South Carolina State. Drew Gooden also set a personal record with 21 rebounds.
American forces hear bin Laden’s voice on radio transmissions in Tora Bora area
December 15, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 4:35 p.m.) American forces heard Osama bin Laden giving orders over short-range radio in the Tora Bora area of eastern Afghanistan during all-out assaults this past week on the rugged mountains and caves where he is believed hiding, a U.S. official said Saturday.
Al-Qaida prisoners taken in fighting at Tora Bora
December 15, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 9:43 a.m.) Information gathered from abandoned al-Qaida positions in Afghanistan has led to several arrests of alleged terrorists in other countries, a U.S. official said Saturday.
Horoscopes
December 15, 2001
For Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001 You will want to take stock of your assets this year. Your assets include talents and what you offer emotionally as well as financially. If you are single, you’re unusually appealing, drawing many admirers. By late summer, romance draws Cheshire-cat grins. If attached, be sensitive to your sweetheart. Work together on changes at home.
Ringing in the new
December 15, 2001
Jose Maldonado, a private contractor working for Southwestern Bell, packages up new telephone books for delivery. Maldonado was making the rounds Friday in Lawrence. Delivery of the new books began this week.
Top 25 Men: No. 22 Tide rolls, 99-57
December 15, 2001
Antoine Pettway scored 20 points to lead five Alabama players in double figures as the No. 22 Crimson Tide beat Jacksonville State 99-57 Friday night. Earnest Shelton scored 17 points, Terrance Meade 14, Erwin Dudley 13, and Maurice Williams 10 for Alabama (7-2). Williams also had nine assists.
Al-Qaida prisoners taken in fighting at Tora Bora
December 15, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 9:43 a.m.) Information gathered from abandoned al-Qaida positions in Afghanistan has led to several arrests of alleged terrorists in other countries, a U.S. official said Saturday.
t be faulted for taking back their football coach
December 15, 2001
First of all, Notre Dame is completely right in separating itself from George O’Leary. Some people will suggest what O’Leary did decorating his life by inventing a few varsity football letters at college 35 years ago, then inventing a master’s degree from NYU doesn’t rise to the level of a fireable offense now.
s 25 scholarships
December 15, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Even as his tenure as Kansas University football coach was coming to an end, Terry Allen looked out for his players. Allen, who was dismissed on Nov. 4 after four-plus seasons as KU’s coach, awarded scholarships to two walk-ons red-shirt freshman tight end Jason Farley and junior center/long snapper Greg Nicks prior to his departure.
Baseball Briefs
December 15, 2001
Rockies trading Cirillo to Seattle for pitchers Giants sign Schmidt Wells to visit Arizona Indians replace Alomar with Cub shortstop
Sound off
December 15, 2001
Q: Why do universities charge more for out-of-state tuition than resident tuition? A: Lynn Bretz, KU’s director of university relations, said: “The rationale is residents have paid state taxes that support higher education in their state and therefore deserve a tuition break when they or their dependent children enroll.
Stocks make late-day advance
December 15, 2001
Attracted to Wall Street by cheaper prices, investors spent Friday setting aside nagging pessimism about the economy and indulging in some late-session buying. The market retraced its moderate losses and turned positive by late afternoon a move that analysts deemed encouraging, especially on a Friday when investors often sell to reduce risk going into the weekend.
Low-fare airlines rebound while giants struggle
December 15, 2001
The nation’s biggest airlines continue to languish after the terrorist attacks, but some smaller carriers offering discounted fares have rebounded as travelers seek out bargains during these tough economic times.
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December 15, 2001
Greg Harrington says spurts like the 19-3 run that Tulsa had against Texas A&M can happen anytime. Friday night, he was a key to the run that gave the Golden Hurricane the lead for good en route to a 90-56 victory.
Kansas City back closing in on team records
December 15, 2001
There seems to be at least one major difference between Priest Holmes and many other running backs who heap credit on their offensive line. He sounds like he means it.
Vinland Living Nativity draws visitors of all ages
December 15, 2001
By Joy Ludwig In this nativity scene, the baby in the manger may cry if disturbed or a donkey may bray as the wise men arrive. For the past 25 years, the small community of Vinland and other volunteers have acted out the biblical Christmas story as part of the Vinland Living Nativity.
Nation Briefs
December 15, 2001
Pennsylvania: Transsexual guilty in castration death
s success rattles industry
December 15, 2001
When Lexus adapted a TV ad campaign for users of TiVo, the digital video recorder, the automotive company and its advertising agency knew they were entering new territory. After all, TiVo is designed to let viewers skip commercials. Here was an attempt to turn expectations on their head.
Around and about
December 15, 2001
Big 12 Men: Tulsa thumps A&M
December 15, 2001
Greg Harrington says spurts like the 19-3 run that Tulsa had against Texas A&M can happen anytime. Friday night, he was a key to the run that gave the Golden Hurricane the lead for good en route to a 90-56 victory.
NBA Roundup: Wizards win fifth straight
Washington loses Laettner in victory over Knicks
December 15, 2001
The one-two punch of Richard Hamilton and Michael Jordan knocked out the tired New York Knicks, giving the Washington Wizards their fifth straight victory. Hamilton scored 27 of his season-high 34 points in the first half, then Jordan took over with eight of his 19 points in the third quarter as the Wizards won, 96-80, Friday night.
America to reopen diplomatic office in Afghanistan capital
December 15, 2001
The U.S. flag will be raised over the reopened embassy in Afghanistan on Sunday, signaling a renewed American diplomatic presence for the first time in 12 years, the State Department said.
Baseball Briefs
December 15, 2001
Rockies trading Cirillo to Seattle for pitchers Giants sign Schmidt Wells to visit Arizona Indians replace Alomar with Cub shortstop
Annan’s words will echo
December 15, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group It is probably just as well for Kofi Annan that the subtly subversive speech he gave in Oslo on Monday did not receive the full attention of a world distracted by U.S. bombs destroying caves in Afghanistan or by diplomatic maneuvering over which foreign armies get to keep order in Kabul this winter.
Computer shutdown means no payments for 43,000 Indians
December 15, 2001
A judge’s order intended to protect land royalties for American Indians has resulted in 43,000 Indians failing to receive payments that many rely on. On Dec. 5, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth ordered the Interior Department to shut down Internet access to nearly the entire agency after a court-appointed investigator found that a lack of computer security put the Indian trust funds at risk.
Teen to get rare transplant
December 15, 2001
Brandy Stroeder, the 19-year-old who fought the state for the right to a lung-and-liver transplant, was flown to a California hospital Friday for the rare surgery. Stroeder has cystic fibrosis, a disease that chokes her lungs with mucus and causes other organ damage.
Senators load defense bill with pork
December 15, 2001
Senators have shoehorned nearly $400 million in pet projects into a bill financing the Pentagon and anti-terrorism efforts, including money for Marine shirts made in Massachusetts and communications software being developed in Alabama.
Holly D. Miley
December 15, 2001
Wilhelmina E. Ruckl
December 15, 2001
Jamie Lee Sadowski
December 15, 2001
District to lose special services administrator
Doug Eicher to be superintendent at his Nebraska hometown
December 15, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Doug Eicher is going home, and he’s going to be difficult to replace. Eicher, the Lawrence public school district’s director of special services, said Friday he had accepted an offer to become superintendent of schools in Milford, Neb. He grew up in the town 20 miles west of Lincoln.
Students outraged by request for straight hair
It’s ridiculous that a black college would typecast its students’
December 15, 2001
A public relations firm hired to promote historically black Morgan State University is under fire for telling students not to show up for a TV commercial with dreadlocks, head wraps, corn rows or braids.
AIDS drug to be given to pregnant S. Africans
December 15, 2001
The South African government’s muddled AIDS policy took a major blow Friday when a court ruled that it must make a key AIDS drug available to HIV-positive pregnant women. Doctors say the drug could save the lives of 50,000 newborns a year.
How long?
December 15, 2001
Ringling Bros. circus trainer faces elephant abuse trial
December 15, 2001
This is the moment animal activists have all been waiting for: One of the biggest stars of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is going on trial for allegedly abusing an elephant with a metal hook just before a show.
Holmes leading NFL
Kansas City back closing in on team records
December 15, 2001
There seems to be at least one major difference between Priest Holmes and many other running backs who heap credit on their offensive line. He sounds like he means it.
Lee knows his time will come
Freshman admits his defense must improve for KU basketball team
December 15, 2001
By Gary Bedore It’s as if 14 birds are in Allen Fieldhouse when Michael Lee trots onto the court for Kansas basketball practice. “In practice the players have nicknamed him ‘Tweet,”’ KU coach Roy Williams said of the 6-foot-3 Portland, Ore., native’s 14 teammates.
Scandal stuns Irish
O’Leary admits falsifying resume, resigns as coach
December 15, 2001
George O’Leary built his career as a football coach on lies. Only five days after getting the job he always wanted, his past finally caught up with him at Notre Dame. O’Leary stunned and embarrassed the nation’s most storied program by resigning, admitting Friday he had falsified his academic and athletic credentials for decades.
Low-fare airlines rebound while giants struggle
December 15, 2001
The nation’s biggest airlines continue to languish after the terrorist attacks, but some smaller carriers offering discounted fares have rebounded as travelers seek out bargains during these tough economic times.
Stocks make late-day advance
December 15, 2001
Attracted to Wall Street by cheaper prices, investors spent Friday setting aside nagging pessimism about the economy and indulging in some late-session buying. The market retraced its moderate losses and turned positive by late afternoon a move that analysts deemed encouraging, especially on a Friday when investors often sell to reduce risk going into the weekend.
Low rates drive sales
Sub-7 percent mortgage rates attract buyers
December 15, 2001
By Mark Fagan Home sales in Lawrence and Douglas County rebounded last month as buyers drew comfort from warm weather and record-low interest rates. And area real estate professionals don’t expect the hot market to slow anytime soon.
KU, KSU must rise above rivalry concerning tuition increases
December 15, 2001
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. The rivalry between Kansas University and Kansas State University is intense and probably results in both schools being better than if there was no competition.
Center offers basic education
December 15, 2001
Festivals, live music help boost the holiday spirit
December 15, 2001
If you are starting to feel like a Christmas grinch, there are plenty of concerts and theater events to put you back in the spirit of the holidays.
Vinland Living Nativity draws visitors of all ages
December 15, 2001
By Joy Ludwig In this nativity scene, the baby in the manger may cry if disturbed or a donkey may bray as the wise men arrive. For the past 25 years, the small community of Vinland and other volunteers have acted out the biblical Christmas story as part of the Vinland Living Nativity.
Remember the outer layer
Your skin needs some extra TLC in winter months
December 15, 2001
Though it’s well understood that sunscreen is paramount during the sweltering summer months, Old Man Winter can burn you, too. However, dry, itchy skin needn’t become a regular feature of the season.
Hot gear makes for cool gifts
December 15, 2001
By Joy Ludwig For the cycling, camping, golfing or exercising fanatic and outdoor enthusiasts on your Christmas list, look no further than some of Lawrence’s sporting goods stores. There are new, fun gadgets to improve your golf swing, help your golf ball go the distance, keep you warm when you ride your bicycle and help you see when you go camping.
Anniversaries
December 15, 2001
Broyles Bob and Marilyn Broyles, Baldwin, celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today.
Births
December 15, 2001
Leigh and Elim Myers, Lawrence, a girl, Friday. Matt and Shannon Bond, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.
City to consider Percent for Art for pediatric wing
December 15, 2001
By Mindie Paget A place where sick children come with their families should be warm and welcoming. That’s the premise behind a proposed Percent for Art project that would add colorful, multifaceted, interactive art components to Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s children’s wing.
6News video report: 31st St. could get facelift before SLT decided
December 15, 2001
Marta Costello reports on the a possible repair of 31st Street before any decisions are made on the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Recreation Calendar
December 15, 2001
Lawrence Bicycle Club Today Muffin ride departs at 8 a.m. from Broken Arrow Park, 31st and Louisiana streets, and heads to Lone Star Lake.
Ringling Bros. circus trainer faces elephant abuse trial
December 15, 2001
This is the moment animal activists have all been waiting for: One of the biggest stars of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is going on trial for allegedly abusing an elephant with a metal hook just before a show.
U.S. envoy leaves amid failed talks for Mideast peace
December 15, 2001
Israel rounded up dozens of suspected Palestinian militants on Friday in the West Bank in the widest sweep in 15 months of fighting, saying it had to step in where Yasser Arafat failed. Eight Palestinians were killed in gun battles with Israeli troops.
Legislators told of need to improve capability for Boeing
December 15, 2001
If Wichita State University is to help meet the needs of the state’s aerospace industry, it needs to improve its research capabilities, university officials told state legislators Thursday.
Pet store owner reports dog theft
December 15, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Sherry Emerson is upset that someone took two pug puppies from her business, Pet World, overnight Thursday. She’s even more worried that the thieves didn’t steal anything to care for the dogs.
Methane mining revives coal fields
December 15, 2001
Decades ago, methane bound onto the rich coal deposits in southeast Kansas was a dangerous byproduct of coal mining better known for blowing up mines and killing miners.
Everett eager for fresh start in Texas
December 15, 2001
The Texas Rangers see Carl Everett as an All-Star center fielder who can have an immediate impact. Everett views his trade to the Rangers as a chance to show he’s not the troubled player the Boston Red Sox couldn’t wait to get rid of after just two seasons.
Decision to take back nine umpires to cost at least $5 million
December 15, 2001
A federal judge ordered major league baseball to rehire nine of the 22 umpires who lost their jobs following a failed mass resignation two years ago.
Sub-7 percent mortgage rates attract buyers
December 15, 2001
By Mark Fagan Home sales in Lawrence and Douglas County rebounded last month as buyers drew comfort from warm weather and record-low interest rates. And area real estate professionals don’t expect the hot market to slow anytime soon.
Unusual smell caused mouth, throat irritation to three employees
December 15, 2001
By Joy Ludwig An unknown substance made three employees ill Saturday morning at the Perry post office. Jefferson County Sheriff Roy Dunnaway said the employees about 8 a.m. smelled something unusual. Soon after, their throats and mouths became irritated.
Wittig pay cut?
December 15, 2001
To the editor: In the Dec. 7 Journal-World, Western Resources claims to be instituting a 20 percent pay cut for its chairman, David Wittig. They accomplish this by increasing his base salary from $303,400 to $590,000 annually. Apparently, since they intended to pay him $740,000 next year, his $286,600 increase is really a pay cut.
Top 25 Men: Welle propels Iowa State to 95-58 rout of Niagara
December 15, 2001
Angie Welle scored 25 points, Tracy Gahan had 22 and both reached double figures in rebounds as No. 5 Iowa State beat winless Niagara 95-58 in the Cyclone Classic on Friday night.
Washington loses Laettner in victory over Knicks
December 15, 2001
The one-two punch of Richard Hamilton and Michael Jordan knocked out the tired New York Knicks, giving the Washington Wizards their fifth straight victory. Hamilton scored 27 of his season-high 34 points in the first half, then Jordan took over with eight of his 19 points in the third quarter as the Wizards won, 96-80, Friday night.
Panorama: Liberty Hall
December 15, 2001
Historic Liberty Hall at seventh and Mass in downtown Lawrence has enjoyed a storied history in recent decades as a concert venue. In the 1960s it operated as the Red Dog Inn, in the 1970s and early ‘80s as the Lawrence Opera House, and in the late ‘80s reclaimed its proper name and has done business as Liberty Hall ever since. The corner of seventh and Mass has been a hub of social and political life in Lawrence since 1845. The current structure, completed in 1912, was built on the former site of the anti-slavery newspaper The Herald of Freedom. The site had also previously been home to a meeting hall and an opera house.
Earl A. Torneden
December 15, 2001
Baldwin Services for Earl A. Torneden, 97, Baldwin, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Torneden died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Janie Lloyd Crow
December 15, 2001
Tyler, Tex. Graveside services for Janie Lloyd Crow, 88, Frankston, Tex., will be at 3 p.m. today at Tyler Memorial Park. Mrs. Crow died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at a Tyler hospital.
s tiniest lizard
December 15, 2001
Two American biologists have discovered the world’s smallest known gecko a lizard so tiny it can curl up comfortably on a dime. The Jaragua Gecko is the smallest of all 23,000 species of reptiles, birds, and mammals, researchers said.
AIDS drug to be given to pregnant S. Africans
December 15, 2001
The South African government’s muddled AIDS policy took a major blow Friday when a court ruled that it must make a key AIDS drug available to HIV-positive pregnant women. Doctors say the drug could save the lives of 50,000 newborns a year.
overtime may harm husbands
December 15, 2001
Husbands, beware: Your wife’s job may be dangerous to your health. At least that’s one way to interpret the results of a study by University of Chicago sociologist Ross Stolzenberg. He found that the husbands of women who worked more than 40 hours a week were significantly less healthy than other married men.
Festivals, live music help boost the holiday spirit
December 15, 2001
If you are starting to feel like a Christmas grinch, there are plenty of concerts and theater events to put you back in the spirit of the holidays.
Give some thought before giving a pet
December 15, 2001
By Midge Grinstead Christmas is a wonderful time of year. During the holidays friends and families get together and celebrate, decorate the Christmas tree, bake and shop together, and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the busiest season of the year.
Cyclones slip past Paola, 43-37
December 15, 2001
Ottawa High’s girls basketball team proved it can win at any pace against Paola on Friday night. The Cyclones (5-0), ranked No. 1 in the coaches’ poll and No. 2 in the AP consensus poll, were able to play at the Panthers’ snail-like tempo rather than the run-and-gun style they prefer in a 43-37 home victory.
6Sports video report: Three Jayhawks to play in bowl games
December 15, 2001
Members of the football team are on their way to the Senior Bowl and the Blue-Gray Classic.
Kmart rating lowered to junk status
December 15, 2001
Moody’s Investors Service late Friday cut Kmart Corp.’s senior unsecured debt rating to “junk” status, warning it may be “some time” before the No. 2 U.S. discount chain can improve its finances significantly.
Armey learns all politics is personal
December 15, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Long before he announced this past week that he would not seek re-election in 2002 from his congressional district north of Dallas, House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Tex. and everybody else in the House of Representatives knew that, no matter what, Armey would never be elected by his colleagues to be speaker of the House.
Details emerge in Baldwin shooting
December 15, 2001
By Mike Belt An Oct. 14 dispute among children escalated into a shooting involving adults and left one man wounded in a Baldwin neighborhood, court testimony revealed Friday. Stephen Meeker, 34, went naked to the front door of his house and shot Steven Swafford, 31, Lawrence, witnesses testified during a preliminary hearing in Douglas County District Court.
s voice on radio transmissions in Tora Bora area
December 15, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 4:35 p.m.) American forces heard Osama bin Laden giving orders over short-range radio in the Tora Bora area of eastern Afghanistan during all-out assaults this past week on the rugged mountains and caves where he is believed hiding, a U.S. official said Saturday.
Freshman admits his defense must improve for KU basketball team
December 15, 2001
By Gary Bedore It’s as if 14 birds are in Allen Fieldhouse when Michael Lee trots onto the court for Kansas basketball practice. “In practice the players have nicknamed him ‘Tweet,”’ KU coach Roy Williams said of the 6-foot-3 Portland, Ore., native’s 14 teammates.
Hot gear makes for cool gifts
December 15, 2001
By Joy Ludwig For the cycling, camping, golfing or exercising fanatic and outdoor enthusiasts on your Christmas list, look no further than some of Lawrence’s sporting goods stores. There are new, fun gadgets to improve your golf swing, help your golf ball go the distance, keep you warm when you ride your bicycle and help you see when you go camping.
Your skin needs some extra TLC in winter months
December 15, 2001
Though it’s well understood that sunscreen is paramount during the sweltering summer months, Old Man Winter can burn you, too. However, dry, itchy skin needn’t become a regular feature of the season.
KU, KSU must rise above rivalry concerning tuition increases
December 15, 2001
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. The rivalry between Kansas University and Kansas State University is intense and probably results in both schools being better than if there was no competition.
Czechs, Finns add NHL players to Olympic rosters
December 15, 2001
Countries are moving closer to finalizing their rosters for the hockey tournament at the Feb. 8-24 Salt Lake City Olympics, with defending champion Czech Republic and Finland adding NHL players Thursday.
U.S. Marines secure airport
December 15, 2001
Hundreds of U.S. Marines occupied the Kandahar airport Friday, carefully picking through unexploded weaponry and debris left by the Taliban as the U.S. military relocated its main base in southern Afghanistan.
game with DeSoto, 47-45
December 15, 2001
Perry-Lecompton High won a wild boys basketball game against DeSoto on Friday night. “Pretty exciting,” P-L coach Pat Hupfauf said following a 47-45 thriller at home. “Crazy.”
Quotable quote
December 15, 2001
To the editor: With all respect to Mr. Wagley and defending his right to speak his opinion, I feel I need to break out this e-mail tagline I once used: “They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Benjamin Franklin, 1759.
Society Calendar
December 15, 2001
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold Drive.
s words will echo
December 15, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group It is probably just as well for Kofi Annan that the subtly subversive speech he gave in Oslo on Monday did not receive the full attention of a world distracted by U.S. bombs destroying caves in Afghanistan or by diplomatic maneuvering over which foreign armies get to keep order in Kabul this winter.
Senators load defense bill with pork
December 15, 2001
Senators have shoehorned nearly $400 million in pet projects into a bill financing the Pentagon and anti-terrorism efforts, including money for Marine shirts made in Massachusetts and communications software being developed in Alabama.
Weddings
December 15, 2001
Dunham-Smith Jennifer Elise Dunham and Darren William Smith, both of Washington, D.C., were married Sept. 22, 2001, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Griffin, Ga., with Father Thomas Hennessey officiating.
Briefcase
December 15, 2001
Industrial production dips; consumer prices hold steady Layoffs: 1,450 Boeing workers turn in final timecards Currency: First euro coins on sale Kansas City, Mo.: American Royal hires CEO Retirement benefits: Enron offers explanation of freeze on accounts
Around and about
December 15, 2001
Matt and Amy Boucher, Eudora, announce the birth of their son, Jacob Donald, born Dec. 4, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Jacob has an older brother, Nathan, 15 months.
Briefly
December 15, 2001
Chicago: FBI issues search warrants at two Islamic charities Vatican City: Pope begins day of fasting to urge peace worldwide Berlin: Ashcroft praises German law allowing ‘religious’ crackdown
NHL Roundup: Noronen saves Sabres
Barnes’ overtime goal lifts Buffalo over Carolina
December 15, 2001
Mika Noronen was playing his third NHL game, and Tom Barrasso his 752nd. Still, the rookie outdid the veteran. Stu Barnes scored 50 seconds into overtime and Noronen made 22 saves as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 Friday night.
Notre Dame right to dump O’Leary
But Georgia Tech couldn’t be faulted for taking back their football coach
December 15, 2001
First of all, Notre Dame is completely right in separating itself from George O’Leary. Some people will suggest what O’Leary did decorating his life by inventing a few varsity football letters at college 35 years ago, then inventing a master’s degree from NYU doesn’t rise to the level of a fireable offense now.
SLT inclusion in cuts disappoints officials
December 15, 2001
By Mindie Paget City and county officials are disappointed that funding to complete the proposed eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway made Gov. Bill Graves’ list of proposed budget cuts. But SLT opponents said the dollar drain would give stakeholders a chance to re-evaluate the highway’s necessity.
Report: Regardless of SLT, 31st Street needs repairs
Encroachment on wetlands will be impossible to avoid
December 15, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn The portion of 31st Street that runs through the Baker Wetlands will have to become a four-lane road even if the South Lawrence Trafficway is built, according to a report released Friday.
Gaming stocks may see boost
Tight budget may lead Kansas to expand gambling
December 15, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Feeling lucky? Playing the stock market may be a gamble, but an international financial firm is betting that gambling-related stocks are odds-on favorites because the budget pinch will force many states, including Kansas, to expand gambling.
Area Boys Roundup: Perry wins ‘crazy’ game with DeSoto, 47-45
December 15, 2001
Perry-Lecompton High won a wild boys basketball game against DeSoto on Friday night. “Pretty exciting,” P-L coach Pat Hupfauf said following a 47-45 thriller at home. “Crazy.”
Education, South Lawrence Trafficway would take big hits
December 15, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves on Friday previewed a no-new-taxes budget that would cut Lawrence schools’ funding by $2 million and ditch the South Lawrence Trafficway. “It’s grim,” Graves said, outlining about $400 million in cuts from a $4.4 billion spending plan.
Tight budget may lead Kansas to expand gambling
December 15, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Feeling lucky? Playing the stock market may be a gamble, but an international financial firm is betting that gambling-related stocks are odds-on favorites because the budget pinch will force many states, including Kansas, to expand gambling.
Earl A. Torneden
December 15, 2001
Scouting news
December 15, 2001
Boy Scout Troop 52, chartered to the First United Methodist Church, camped out Dec. 7-9 in the Woodridge area at Clinton Lake. Will Sharp, senior patrol leader, led Scouts on a hike on the George Lathrom Memorial Trail. The boys built a campfire and attended a worship service prepared by Chaplain Aide Mason McCurdy.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
December 15, 2001
IN 1976 The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce proposed the development of a 73,800-square-foot “multipurpose industrial building on a four-acre site on Lakeview Road, north of the Lawrence Paper Co. in the Santa Fe Industrial Park. Chamber representatives were interested in obtaining as much as $750,000 in industrial revenue bonds to finance the building. The idea was to establish a site that would be attractive to new business and industry entities.
Project would add art to hospital
City to consider Percent for Art for pediatric wing
December 15, 2001
By Mindie Paget A place where sick children come with their families should be warm and welcoming. That’s the premise behind a proposed Percent for Art project that would add colorful, multifaceted, interactive art components to Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s children’s wing.
Czechs, Finns add NHL players to Olympic rosters
December 15, 2001
Countries are moving closer to finalizing their rosters for the hockey tournament at the Feb. 8-24 Salt Lake City Olympics, with defending champion Czech Republic and Finland adding NHL players Thursday.
Friends and neighbors
December 15, 2001
These third-graders played their final game for the Lawrence Jaguars through the Lawrence Youth Football League. From left, are Corbin Francisco, 8, A.J. Gilbert, 9, Aaron Gile, 8, and Austin Flory, 8. Corbin is the son of Greg and Lara Francisco. A.J. is the son of Darren and Gaila Gilbert. Aaron is the son of Mark and Susan Gile. Austin is the son of Lance and Jill Flory. All are of Lawrence. Gaila Gilbert submitted the photograph. 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.
3 charged in occult slaying of nationally known scientist
December 15, 2001
Three friends have been charged with murdering a biophysicist with a 2-foot sword in a “planned assassination” that left an “X” carved into the back of his neck, authorities said Friday.
KU-Missouri rivalry already heating up
December 15, 2001
By Bill Mayer Winston Churchill used the term “gathering storm” regarding a pending conflict of note. That’s not a bad term for the promising 2002 Kansas-Missouri basketball showdowns. If you listen just a little, you already can hear thunder rumbling as the tornado builds.
Methane mining revives coal fields
December 15, 2001
Decades ago, methane bound onto the rich coal deposits in southeast Kansas was a dangerous byproduct of coal mining better known for blowing up mines and killing miners.
People
December 15, 2001
Franklin gives queen her propers Piano man has them feeling all right at Recording Academy Life’s been good to him so far, but a degree would be even better
U.S. envoy leaves amid failed talks for Mideast peace
December 15, 2001
Israel rounded up dozens of suspected Palestinian militants on Friday in the West Bank in the widest sweep in 15 months of fighting, saying it had to step in where Yasser Arafat failed. Eight Palestinians were killed in gun battles with Israeli troops.
Briefcase
December 15, 2001
Industrial production dips; consumer prices hold steady Layoffs: 1,450 Boeing workers turn in final timecards Currency: First euro coins on sale Kansas City, Mo.: American Royal hires CEO Retirement benefits: Enron offers explanation of freeze on accounts
NHL Briefs
December 15, 2001
Predators GM Poile gets contract extension Coyotes demote Cullen Lemieux return ways off Thrashers activate Slegr
Horoscopes
December 15, 2001
Perimeter defense critical for KU
December 15, 2001
By Chuck Woodling As the days of 2001 dwindle down to a precious few and the light at the end of the college basketball tunnel is nothing more than a pinprick, if that, it looks like Kansas, thanks to that season-opening loss to Ball State, is sitting pretty.
KU-Missouri rivalry already heating up
December 15, 2001
By Bill Mayer Winston Churchill used the term “gathering storm” regarding a pending conflict of note. That’s not a bad term for the promising 2002 Kansas-Missouri basketball showdowns. If you listen just a little, you already can hear thunder rumbling as the tornado builds.
Ad’s success rattles industry
December 15, 2001
When Lexus adapted a TV ad campaign for users of TiVo, the digital video recorder, the automotive company and its advertising agency knew they were entering new territory. After all, TiVo is designed to let viewers skip commercials. Here was an attempt to turn expectations on their head.
Allen rewarded walk-ons
Nicks, Farley received two of KU’s 25 scholarships
December 15, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Even as his tenure as Kansas University football coach was coming to an end, Terry Allen looked out for his players. Allen, who was dismissed on Nov. 4 after four-plus seasons as KU’s coach, awarded scholarships to two walk-ons red-shirt freshman tight end Jason Farley and junior center/long snapper Greg Nicks prior to his departure.
On the street
December 15, 2001
How are you preparing for the holiday season? Doyle Scroggs, retired, Lawrence
Encroachment on wetlands will be impossible to avoid
December 15, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn The portion of 31st Street that runs through the Baker Wetlands will have to become a four-lane road even if the South Lawrence Trafficway is built, according to a report released Friday.
Couple who met, married at LCT want to urge student participation
December 15, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Marti and Mike Butell met through the Lawrence Community Theatre a couple years ago and were married on its stage last summer. Marti Butell’s parents also met through a small theater in the 1930s on the East Coast, married and were active in a New Jersey drama club for many years.
overtime goal lifts Buffalo over Carolina
December 15, 2001
Mika Noronen was playing his third NHL game, and Tom Barrasso his 752nd. Still, the rookie outdid the veteran. Stu Barnes scored 50 seconds into overtime and Noronen made 22 saves as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 Friday night.
Track clinic slated Dec. 22 at Anschutz
December 15, 2001
Kansas University’s track and field program will play host to the NIKE Track and Field Clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 22 at Anschutz Pavilion. The clinic will feature KU coaches and former KU athletes.
6Sports video report: KU preparing for final home game of 2001
December 15, 2001
Kevin Romary previews the Jayhawks’ basketball game on Saturday night against the South Carolina State Bulldogs.
6Sports video report: KU preparing for final home game of 2001
December 15, 2001
Kevin Romary previews the Jayhawks’ basketball game on Saturday night against the South Carolina State Bulldogs.
Weddings
December 15, 2001
Holly D. Miley
December 15, 2001
Oskaloosa Services for Holly D. Miley, 82, Oskaloosa, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. She died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.
Perimeter defense critical for KU
December 15, 2001
By Chuck Woodling As the days of 2001 dwindle down to a precious few and the light at the end of the college basketball tunnel is nothing more than a pinprick, if that, it looks like Kansas, thanks to that season-opening loss to Ball State, is sitting pretty.
Steel maze
December 15, 2001
Quinton Watts, with Tindle Construction Inc. of Neodesha, bolts roof purlins to the rotunda of the new Central Bank and Trust Bank building in Hutchinson. Watts was working Thursday in the Salt City.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
December 15, 2001
Jayhawks invited to bowls
December 15, 2001
Kansas University’s football team might not be playing in a postseason bowl game this year, but three of its seniors are. The Journal-World has learned defensive tackle Nate Dwyer, linebacker Algie Atkinson and offensive tackle Justin Hartwig have been invited to participate in college all-star games.
Track clinic slated Dec. 22 at Anschutz
December 15, 2001
Kansas University’s track and field program will play host to the NIKE Track and Field Clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 22 at Anschutz Pavilion. The clinic will feature KU coaches and former KU athletes.
KU summer, fall graduates to be honored
December 15, 2001
About 1,200 summer and fall graduates in Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be honored during a ceremony today. The ceremony, at 1 p.m. at the Lied Center, will include speeches by Chancellor Robert Hemenway and C.R. Snyder, professor of clinical psychology.
World Briefs
December 15, 2001
India: Militant group blamed or attack on Parliament Jordan: Bus wreck kills 52 Egypt: Ramadan’s end nears Argentina: Nation pays on debt
World Briefs
December 15, 2001
India: Militant group blamed or attack on Parliament Jordan: Bus wreck kills 52 Egypt: Ramadan’s end nears Argentina: Nation pays on debt
Wittig pay cut?
December 15, 2001
Wilhelmina E. Ruckl
December 15, 2001
Omaha, Neb. Services for Wilhelmina E. “Billie” Ruckl, 87, Lawrence, formerly of Omaha, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Morning Star Lutheran Church, Omaha. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Omaha. Mrs. Ruckl died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community, Lawrence.
Top 25 Men: Welle propels Iowa State to 95-58 rout of Niagara
December 15, 2001
Angie Welle scored 25 points, Tracy Gahan had 22 and both reached double figures in rebounds as No. 5 Iowa State beat winless Niagara 95-58 in the Cyclone Classic on Friday night.
Top 25 Men: No. 22 Tide rolls, 99-57
December 15, 2001
Antoine Pettway scored 20 points to lead five Alabama players in double figures as the No. 22 Crimson Tide beat Jacksonville State 99-57 Friday night. Earnest Shelton scored 17 points, Terrance Meade 14, Erwin Dudley 13, and Maurice Williams 10 for Alabama (7-2). Williams also had nine assists.
State Briefs
December 15, 2001
TOPEKA: Police investigate fatal bar shooting GARDEN CITY: Fifth suspect arrested in Nebraskan’s death
State Briefs
December 15, 2001
TOPEKA: Police investigate fatal bar shooting GARDEN CITY: Fifth suspect arrested in Nebraskan’s death
Scouting news
December 15, 2001
On the record
December 15, 2001
On the record
December 15, 2001
Law enforcement report Police Reports
NBA Briefs
December 15, 2001
Rocket forward suspended for violating drug policy Charges won’t be filed against Clippers center ABC/ESPN close to taking TV deal
NBA Briefs
December 15, 2001
Rocket forward suspended for violating drug policy Charges won’t be filed against Clippers center ABC/ESPN close to taking TV deal
Nation Briefs
December 15, 2001
Pennsylvania: Transsexual guilty in castration death
Local briefs
December 15, 2001
Come enjoy holiday cheer at The News Center caroling With the help of some local vocal groups, 6News, the Journal-World and World Online will be tuning up for the holidays on Sunday on the steps of The News Center. Area residents are invited to join us on the south steps of our building at 645 N.H. for some caroling and hot cider from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Three singing groups will lead the carols. We’ll also be collecting nonperishable food and cash donations to benefit the Emergency Services Council. Those attending also will have the opportunity to sign cards and send holiday greetings to National Guard personnel who are away from home while providing security at Kansas City International Airport. After The News Center event, carolers can walk around the corner to Liberty Hall to enjoy a free holiday concert by the Lawrence City Band. We hope to see you there! _________________________________ County commission: County to look at extending sand dredging work permit Douglas County commissioners Monday will consider whether to extend a permit to Kaw Sand Co. to dredge sand along the Kansas River. Kaw Sand has asked that its five-year permit be extended without a time limit. Under this proposal, the permit could be reviewed if a violation occurred. Sheila Stogsdill, assistant director of planning for the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Office, said the staff would recommend a temporary permit extension but would like to study the issue further before deciding on a permit without a time limit. _________________________________ Religion: Church Nativity event brings Bible Christmas story to life A production made up of wild animals and a live cast of characters will bring to life the Nativity scene. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Dec. 22 at Clinton Parkway Assembly of God, 3200 Clinton Parkway, visitors will be able to view live animals and a cast of shepherds, wise men, Joseph, Mary and Jesus in a stable on the front lawn. There is no charge to view the Nativity scene. Hot chocolate will be served free to visitors as Christmas gifts from the church’s congregation.
Local briefs
December 15, 2001
Come enjoy holiday cheer at The News Center caroling With the help of some local vocal groups, 6News, the Journal-World and World Online will be tuning up for the holidays on Sunday on the steps of The News Center. Area residents are invited to join us on the south steps of our building at 645 N.H. for some caroling and hot cider from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Three singing groups will lead the carols. We’ll also be collecting nonperishable food and cash donations to benefit the Emergency Services Council. Those attending also will have the opportunity to sign cards and send holiday greetings to National Guard personnel who are away from home while providing security at Kansas City International Airport. After The News Center event, carolers can walk around the corner to Liberty Hall to enjoy a free holiday concert by the Lawrence City Band. We hope to see you there! _________________________________ County commission: County to look at extending sand dredging work permit Douglas County commissioners Monday will consider whether to extend a permit to Kaw Sand Co. to dredge sand along the Kansas River. Kaw Sand has asked that its five-year permit be extended without a time limit. Under this proposal, the permit could be reviewed if a violation occurred. Sheila Stogsdill, assistant director of planning for the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Office, said the staff would recommend a temporary permit extension but would like to study the issue further before deciding on a permit without a time limit. _________________________________ Religion: Church Nativity event brings Bible Christmas story to life A production made up of wild animals and a live cast of characters will bring to life the Nativity scene. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Dec. 22 at Clinton Parkway Assembly of God, 3200 Clinton Parkway, visitors will be able to view live animals and a cast of shepherds, wise men, Joseph, Mary and Jesus in a stable on the front lawn. There is no charge to view the Nativity scene. Hot chocolate will be served free to visitors as Christmas gifts from the church’s congregation.
Lawrence briefs
December 15, 2001
‘Blizzard Bash’ to conclude Saturday Nite’s Main Event KU groups to protest Ethan Allen furniture Salvation Army campaign closer to fund-raising goal
Lawrence briefs
December 15, 2001
‘Blizzard Bash’ to conclude Saturday Nite’s Main Event KU groups to protest Ethan Allen furniture Salvation Army campaign closer to fund-raising goal
Janie Lloyd Crow
December 15, 2001
Jamie Lee Sadowski
December 15, 2001
Meriden Mass of Christian Burial services for Jamie Lee Sadowski, 18, Meriden, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Meriden. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Meriden. Miss Sadowki died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, from injuries received in a three-vehicle accident one mile west of Ozawkie on Kansas Highway 92 in Jefferson County.
Health briefs
December 15, 2001
Drugs can assist altitude adjustment Study: Therapy eases cancer patients’ pain
Health briefs
December 15, 2001
Drugs can assist altitude adjustment Study: Therapy eases cancer patients’ pain
Club news
December 15, 2001
Club news
December 15, 2001
The Pilot Club of Lawrence met Dec. 10 for a Christmas dinner at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Door-prize winners were Mae Holderman, Paulett Gibson, Marilyn Bristol and Susan Helmer. The club donated items to the Lawrence Humane Society for its Christmas project this year.
Briefly
December 15, 2001
Chicago: FBI issues search warrants at two Islamic charities Vatican City: Pope begins day of fasting to urge peace worldwide Berlin: Ashcroft praises German law allowing ‘religious’ crackdown
Anthrax traces found
December 15, 2001
Trace amounts of anthrax were found in a Senate office building that had been fumigated with chlorine dioxide gas two weeks ago in an attempt to kill lingering spores. Officials said Friday that they would try again to eliminate the contamination.
People
December 15, 2001
Franklin gives queen her propers Piano man has them feeling all right at Recording Academy Life’s been good to him so far, but a degree would be even better
Daily ticker
December 15, 2001
Daily ticker
December 15, 2001
Dow Industrials +44.70, 9,811.15
Perry post office detects unknown substance
Unusual smell caused mouth, throat irritation to three employees
December 15, 2001
By Joy Ludwig An unknown substance made three employees ill Saturday morning at the Perry post office. Jefferson County Sheriff Roy Dunnaway said the employees about 8 a.m. smelled something unusual. Soon after, their throats and mouths became irritated.
NHL Briefs
December 15, 2001
Predators GM Poile gets contract extension Coyotes demote Cullen Lemieux return ways off Thrashers activate Slegr
Nuggets officials say Issel must apologize
December 15, 2001
Hispanic activists dropped a boycott of the Denver Nuggets, and team officials said Friday they will make coach Dan Issel apologize publicly to Latinos for an insulting ethnic remark. The announcement was made after a group of about 25 Hispanic activists met with top officials of Kroenke Sports Enterprises, which owns the Nuggets and the Colorado Avalanche.
American Taliban moved to U.S. ship
December 15, 2001
John Walker, the 20-year-old American Taliban fighter who surrendered to U.S. forces in Afghanistan, was moved Friday to a Navy ship in the Arabian Sea, U.S. officials said. He is “safe and being well cared for,” Gen. Tommy Franks, the U.S. war commander, told a news conference.
U.S. Marines secure airport
December 15, 2001
Hundreds of U.S. Marines occupied the Kandahar airport Friday, carefully picking through unexploded weaponry and debris left by the Taliban as the U.S. military relocated its main base in southern Afghanistan.
Judge orders baseball to rehire umps
Decision to take back nine umpires to cost at least $5 million
December 15, 2001
A federal judge ordered major league baseball to rehire nine of the 22 umpires who lost their jobs following a failed mass resignation two years ago.
Everett eager for fresh start in Texas
December 15, 2001
The Texas Rangers see Carl Everett as an All-Star center fielder who can have an immediate impact. Everett views his trade to the Rangers as a chance to show he’s not the troubled player the Boston Red Sox couldn’t wait to get rid of after just two seasons.
KU’s Schneider wins cyclocross title again
December 15, 2001
Kansas University senior Jed Schneider captured the gold medal and his second consecutive national collegiate cyclocross title on Friday morning in Baltimore, Md. Schneider came into this year’s championship events as the defending national collegiate cyclocross champion. Schneider won the title last year in Overland Park.
Area Girls Roundup: Ottawa proves it can play slowly, too
Cyclones slip past Paola, 43-37; Baldwin edges Anderson County
December 15, 2001
Ottawa High’s girls basketball team proved it can win at any pace against Paola on Friday night. The Cyclones (5-0), ranked No. 1 in the coaches’ poll and No. 2 in the AP consensus poll, were able to play at the Panthers’ snail-like tempo rather than the run-and-gun style they prefer in a 43-37 home victory.
Singh charges into lead
Woods one back at Williams Challenge
December 15, 2001
Vijay Singh got hot in the middle of his round, which was quite an accomplishment at the bone-chilling Williams World Challenge. Singh, who honed his game in the steamy jungle of Borneo, bundled up and birdied five straight holes on his way to a 6-under 66 on Friday, giving him a one-stroke lead over tournament host Tiger Woods at Sherwood Country Club.
KGS, Hutchinson close on settlement payment
December 15, 2001
Hutchinson could get another $120,000 from Kansas Gas Service, the latest in a series of settlement payments covering expenses the city incurred during a natural gas crisis early this year.
Inmate’s death draws KBI probe
December 15, 2001
The case of a Sedgwick County Jail inmate who died Thursday after a scuffle in the prison yard has been turned over to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. John Mires died at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, the Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.
KC youths charged in abduction hoax
December 15, 2001
Misdemeanor charges in a hoax child abduction have been filed against three boys, including a 13-year-old who prompted a citywide search while skipping school. Kansas City Police searched for six hours for the boy after his 13-year-old stepbrother said the boy was abducted Tuesday from his school bus stop.
Extortion case ends in innocent verdict
December 15, 2001
The son of reputed Kansas City crime boss Peter Simone was found innocent of extortion by a federal jury on Thursday. Joseph Peter Simone, 31, had been accused of threatening to kill a Kansas City woman if she did not stop asking him to repay $3,000.
Douglas County Commission
Terrorism Task Force update
December 15, 2001
Agenda highlights 9 a.m. Monday County Courthouse
Consultant: Expect higher premiums under Anthem
December 15, 2001
The premiums thousands of Kansans pay probably will be higher initially if the state allows the purchase of its largest health insurance company, a consultant said Friday. The consultant, Patrick Cantilo, an Austin, Tex., attorney, said he reached that conclusion because Anthem Insurance Companies Inc. of Indianapolis seeks to make a profit for its stockholders.
Gay-rights activists drop notes in charity’s kettles
December 15, 2001
The Salvation Army’s red kettles, an abiding symbol of holiday good will, are at the center of a battle over gay rights this Christmas season. Complaining of bias by the Christian charity, some gay-rights supporters are dropping protest notes in the kettles instead of cash. In response, conservative groups are urging extra donations as a show of solidarity.
Lawmakers seek ways to stimulate economy
December 15, 2001
With Congress close to finishing for the year, Republicans and Democrats are intensifying efforts to craft a bill meant to kick-start the economy with tax cuts and unemployment aid. But they also are preparing political exit strategies in case those talks collapse.
Community Foundation announces grant recipients
December 15, 2001
Douglas County Community Foundation announced the award of $186,413 in grants to 31 nonprofit and community organizations in Douglas County for their work in 2002.
Pet store owner reports dog theft
December 15, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Sherry Emerson is upset that someone took two pug puppies from her business, Pet World, overnight Thursday. She’s even more worried that the thieves didn’t steal anything to care for the dogs.
WSU pushes for aerospace research funds
Legislators told of need to improve capability for Boeing
December 15, 2001
If Wichita State University is to help meet the needs of the state’s aerospace industry, it needs to improve its research capabilities, university officials told state legislators Thursday.
Care home alternatives discussed
December 15, 2001
Johnson County commissioners still want out of the nursing home business. But they’re willing to look at the idea of keeping the county’s struggling nursing home open to be run by a nonprofit agency, possibly as a geriatric training center for long-term care providers.
Scientists discover world’s tiniest lizard
December 15, 2001
Two American biologists have discovered the world’s smallest known gecko a lizard so tiny it can curl up comfortably on a dime. The Jaragua Gecko is the smallest of all 23,000 species of reptiles, birds, and mammals, researchers said.
3 charged in occult slaying of nationally known scientist
December 15, 2001
Three friends have been charged with murdering a biophysicist with a 2-foot sword in a “planned assassination” that left an “X” carved into the back of his neck, authorities said Friday.
Armey learns all politics is personal
December 15, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Long before he announced this past week that he would not seek re-election in 2002 from his congressional district north of Dallas, House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Tex. and everybody else in the House of Representatives knew that, no matter what, Armey would never be elected by his colleagues to be speaker of the House.
Crucial choice
December 15, 2001
Journal-World Editorial The proposed sale of Kansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is a crucial decision for health care in Kansas. Kansas Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius has not faced a more important issue during her time in office than the proposal now before her to allow the sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas to Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Tech embarrassed
Yellow Jackets stunned by coach’s admission
December 15, 2001
George O’Leary’s lies left Georgia Tech as embarrassed as Notre Dame. O’Leary left Georgia Tech on Sunday to take his dream job at Notre Dame, a move that fell apart Friday when O’Leary admitted lying about his education and athletic accomplishments.
Kmart rating lowered to junk status
December 15, 2001
Moody’s Investors Service late Friday cut Kmart Corp.’s senior unsecured debt rating to “junk” status, warning it may be “some time” before the No. 2 U.S. discount chain can improve its finances significantly.
Details emerge in Baldwin shooting
December 15, 2001
By Mike Belt An Oct. 14 dispute among children escalated into a shooting involving adults and left one man wounded in a Baldwin neighborhood, court testimony revealed Friday. Stephen Meeker, 34, went naked to the front door of his house and shot Steven Swafford, 31, Lawrence, witnesses testified during a preliminary hearing in Douglas County District Court.
Jury rules guilty in Ottawa murder
December 15, 2001
By Mike Belt A Franklin County jury Friday found Joseph Hayden, 18, guilty of beating an elderly couple and killing one of them. The jury deliberated a total of less than five hours Thursday and Friday before finding Hayden guilty of second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and aggravated burglary.
Scholarships boost theater
Couple who met, married at LCT want to urge student participation
December 15, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Marti and Mike Butell met through the Lawrence Community Theatre a couple years ago and were married on its stage last summer. Marti Butell’s parents also met through a small theater in the 1930s on the East Coast, married and were active in a New Jersey drama club for many years.
Bin Laden’s options for escape narrowing
December 15, 2001
U.S. commanders believe they are quickly narrowing Osama bin Laden’s options for escape from the mountains of eastern Afghanistan. Yet even as U.S.-backed tribal forces advance in the rugged Tora Bora region, no one seems certain whether bin Laden is even there.
Graves previews state cuts
Education, South Lawrence Trafficway would take big hits
December 15, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves on Friday previewed a no-new-taxes budget that would cut Lawrence schools’ funding by $2 million and ditch the South Lawrence Trafficway. “It’s grim,” Graves said, outlining about $400 million in cuts from a $4.4 billion spending plan.
Give some thought before giving a pet
December 15, 2001
By Midge Grinstead Christmas is a wonderful time of year. During the holidays friends and families get together and celebrate, decorate the Christmas tree, bake and shop together, and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the busiest season of the year.
Wives’ overtime may harm husbands
December 15, 2001
Husbands, beware: Your wife’s job may be dangerous to your health. At least that’s one way to interpret the results of a study by University of Chicago sociologist Ross Stolzenberg. He found that the husbands of women who worked more than 40 hours a week were significantly less healthy than other married men.
Anniversaries
December 15, 2001
Friends and neighbors
December 15, 2001
December 15, 2001
A public relations firm hired to promote historically black Morgan State University is under fire for telling students not to show up for a TV commercial with dreadlocks, head wraps, corn rows or braids.
6News video report: 31st St. could get facelift before SLT decided
December 15, 2001
Marta Costello reports on the a possible repair of 31st Street before any decisions are made on the South Lawrence Trafficway.
6News video report: Band finds success in local music scene
December 15, 2001
Tina Terry profiles local band The Appleseed Cast for part two of the ‘Hip or Hype’ series on Lawrence’s downtown music scene.
Doug Eicher to be superintendent at his Nebraska hometown
December 15, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Doug Eicher is going home, and he’s going to be difficult to replace. Eicher, the Lawrence public school district’s director of special services, said Friday he had accepted an offer to become superintendent of schools in Milford, Neb. He grew up in the town 20 miles west of Lincoln.
Teen to get rare transplant
December 15, 2001
Brandy Stroeder, the 19-year-old who fought the state for the right to a lung-and-liver transplant, was flown to a California hospital Friday for the rare surgery. Stroeder has cystic fibrosis, a disease that chokes her lungs with mucus and causes other organ damage.
Community Foundation announces grant recipients
December 15, 2001
Douglas County Community Foundation announced the award of $186,413 in grants to 31 nonprofit and community organizations in Douglas County for their work in 2002.
KU summer, fall graduates to be honored
December 15, 2001
About 1,200 summer and fall graduates in Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be honored during a ceremony today. The ceremony, at 1 p.m. at the Lied Center, will include speeches by Chancellor Robert Hemenway and C.R. Snyder, professor of clinical psychology.
Computer shutdown means no payments for 43,000 Indians
December 15, 2001
A judge’s order intended to protect land royalties for American Indians has resulted in 43,000 Indians failing to receive payments that many rely on. On Dec. 5, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth ordered the Interior Department to shut down Internet access to nearly the entire agency after a court-appointed investigator found that a lack of computer security put the Indian trust funds at risk.
Lawmakers seek ways to stimulate economy
December 15, 2001
With Congress close to finishing for the year, Republicans and Democrats are intensifying efforts to craft a bill meant to kick-start the economy with tax cuts and unemployment aid. But they also are preparing political exit strategies in case those talks collapse.
s kettles
December 15, 2001
The Salvation Army’s red kettles, an abiding symbol of holiday good will, are at the center of a battle over gay rights this Christmas season. Complaining of bias by the Christian charity, some gay-rights supporters are dropping protest notes in the kettles instead of cash. In response, conservative groups are urging extra donations as a show of solidarity.
Nation Briefs
December 15, 2001
WASHINGTON: EPA questions pesticide testing on humans Florida: Astronauts to steer junk from space station
Consultant: Expect higher premiums under Anthem
December 15, 2001
The premiums thousands of Kansans pay probably will be higher initially if the state allows the purchase of its largest health insurance company, a consultant said Friday. The consultant, Patrick Cantilo, an Austin, Tex., attorney, said he reached that conclusion because Anthem Insurance Companies Inc. of Indianapolis seeks to make a profit for its stockholders.
Terrorism Task Force update
December 15, 2001
Agenda highlights 9 a.m. Monday County Courthouse
SLT inclusion in cuts disappoints officials
December 15, 2001
By Mindie Paget City and county officials are disappointed that funding to complete the proposed eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway made Gov. Bill Graves’ list of proposed budget cuts. But SLT opponents said the dollar drain would give stakeholders a chance to re-evaluate the highway’s necessity.
Extortion case ends in innocent verdict
December 15, 2001
The son of reputed Kansas City crime boss Peter Simone was found innocent of extortion by a federal jury on Thursday. Joseph Peter Simone, 31, had been accused of threatening to kill a Kansas City woman if she did not stop asking him to repay $3,000.
KC youths charged in abduction hoax
December 15, 2001
Misdemeanor charges in a hoax child abduction have been filed against three boys, including a 13-year-old who prompted a citywide search while skipping school. Kansas City Police searched for six hours for the boy after his 13-year-old stepbrother said the boy was abducted Tuesday from his school bus stop.
s death draws KBI probe
December 15, 2001
The case of a Sedgwick County Jail inmate who died Thursday after a scuffle in the prison yard has been turned over to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. John Mires died at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, the Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.
KGS, Hutchinson close on settlement payment
December 15, 2001
Hutchinson could get another $120,000 from Kansas Gas Service, the latest in a series of settlement payments covering expenses the city incurred during a natural gas crisis early this year.
6News video report: Band finds success in local music scene
December 15, 2001
Tina Terry profiles local band The Appleseed Cast for part two of the ‘Hip or Hype’ series on Lawrence’s downtown music scene.
Kansas cruises over the Bulldogs: 106-73
December 15, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 9:21 p.m.) Kansas set a record in its final game in Allen Fieldhouse for 2001. The Jayhawks made their first 17 free throws—in a row—on their way to a 106-73 thrashing of South Carolina State. Drew Gooden also set a personal record with 21 rebounds.
Jury rules guilty in Ottawa murder
December 15, 2001
By Mike Belt A Franklin County jury Friday found Joseph Hayden, 18, guilty of beating an elderly couple and killing one of them. The jury deliberated a total of less than five hours Thursday and Friday before finding Hayden guilty of second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and aggravated burglary.
Care home alternatives discussed
December 15, 2001
Johnson County commissioners still want out of the nursing home business. But they’re willing to look at the idea of keeping the county’s struggling nursing home open to be run by a nonprofit agency, possibly as a geriatric training center for long-term care providers.
Anthrax traces found
December 15, 2001
Trace amounts of anthrax were found in a Senate office building that had been fumigated with chlorine dioxide gas two weeks ago in an attempt to kill lingering spores. Officials said Friday that they would try again to eliminate the contamination.
America to reopen diplomatic office in Afghanistan capital
December 15, 2001
The U.S. flag will be raised over the reopened embassy in Afghanistan on Sunday, signaling a renewed American diplomatic presence for the first time in 12 years, the State Department said.
American Taliban moved to U.S. ship
December 15, 2001
John Walker, the 20-year-old American Taliban fighter who surrendered to U.S. forces in Afghanistan, was moved Friday to a Navy ship in the Arabian Sea, U.S. officials said. He is “safe and being well cared for,” Gen. Tommy Franks, the U.S. war commander, told a news conference.
Nuggets officials say Issel must apologize
December 15, 2001
Hispanic activists dropped a boycott of the Denver Nuggets, and team officials said Friday they will make coach Dan Issel apologize publicly to Latinos for an insulting ethnic remark. The announcement was made after a group of about 25 Hispanic activists met with top officials of Kroenke Sports Enterprises, which owns the Nuggets and the Colorado Avalanche.
s options for escape narrowing
December 15, 2001
U.S. commanders believe they are quickly narrowing Osama bin Laden’s options for escape from the mountains of eastern Afghanistan. Yet even as U.S.-backed tribal forces advance in the rugged Tora Bora region, no one seems certain whether bin Laden is even there.
Leary admits falsifying resume, resigns as coach
December 15, 2001
George O’Leary built his career as a football coach on lies. Only five days after getting the job he always wanted, his past finally caught up with him at Notre Dame. O’Leary stunned and embarrassed the nation’s most storied program by resigning, admitting Friday he had falsified his academic and athletic credentials for decades.
s Schneider wins cyclocross title again
December 15, 2001
Kansas University senior Jed Schneider captured the gold medal and his second consecutive national collegiate cyclocross title on Friday morning in Baltimore, Md. Schneider came into this year’s championship events as the defending national collegiate cyclocross champion. Schneider won the title last year in Overland Park.
s admission
December 15, 2001
George O’Leary’s lies left Georgia Tech as embarrassed as Notre Dame. O’Leary left Georgia Tech on Sunday to take his dream job at Notre Dame, a move that fell apart Friday when O’Leary admitted lying about his education and athletic accomplishments.
Center offers basic education
December 15, 2001
Agency: Lawrence Adult Learning Center Address: 1919 Del.
Woods one back at Williams Challenge
December 15, 2001
Vijay Singh got hot in the middle of his round, which was quite an accomplishment at the bone-chilling Williams World Challenge. Singh, who honed his game in the steamy jungle of Borneo, bundled up and birdied five straight holes on his way to a 6-under 66 on Friday, giving him a one-stroke lead over tournament host Tiger Woods at Sherwood Country Club.
Larry W. Bennett
December 15, 2001
Services for Larry W. Bennett, 64, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Bennett died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at his home.
Jayhawks invited to bowls
December 15, 2001
Kansas University’s football team might not be playing in a postseason bowl game this year, but three of its seniors are. The Journal-World has learned defensive tackle Nate Dwyer, linebacker Algie Atkinson and offensive tackle Justin Hartwig have been invited to participate in college all-star games.
Panorama: Liberty Hall
December 15, 2001
Quotable quote
December 15, 2001
Nation Briefs
December 15, 2001
WASHINGTON: EPA questions pesticide testing on humans Florida: Astronauts to steer junk from space station
Larry W. Bennett
December 15, 2001
How long?
December 15, 2001
To the editor: How much longer must the games continue for the eastern leg of the SLT??! Will there ever be a time when everybody involved gets serious? Lawrence needs the trafficway today, not next year, not in three years, but now!
Final preparations
December 15, 2001
Laura Ley, 19, a Dallas freshman who is majoring in microbiology, studies for final exams at Watson Library on the Kansas University campus. Friday at KU marked Stop Day, the day that comes in between the last day of classes and the start of finals.
Crucial choice
December 15, 2001
Journal-World Editorial The proposed sale of Kansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is a crucial decision for health care in Kansas. Kansas Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius has not faced a more important issue during her time in office than the proposal now before her to allow the sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas to Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Immediate volunteer needs
December 15, 2001
Here are some volunteer opportunities in Douglas County.
Immediate volunteer needs
December 15, 2001
Here are some volunteer opportunities in Douglas County.
6Sports video report: Three Jayhawks to play in bowl games
December 15, 2001
Members of the football team are on their way to the Senior Bowl and the Blue-Gray Classic.